Stories for January 2019


Thursday, January 31

Nevada awarded over $14M for homeless programs

The federal Housing and Urban Development Department has awarded Nevada more than $14 million in grants for local homeless housing and service programs.

Sophia Margaret Renken (Hooyerink)

Sophia Margaret Renken (Hooyerink), 74, passed away January 13, 2019. Like many others, Sophia retired to Northern Nevada from Southern California, and had been a resident

Nevada attorney general gets approval to hire firm to sue opioid makers

The Nevada attorney general’s office has received clearance to hire a law firm to sue opioid manufacturers.

Joe Santoro: Don’t stand pat on the Pats

The Los Angeles Rams aren’t getting much respect in the days leading up to this Super Bowl. The game opened in most Nevada sports books as pick ’em or even with the Rams as a one-point favorite. As Sunday’s game approaches, though, the New England Patriots are now 2.5-point favorites.

Nevada legislative leaders stamp commemorative medallions

Nevada Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson and Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson pushed the buttons on the state museum’s 150-year-old coin press on Wednesday to stamp the first two 2019 Legislature’s commemorative medallions.

Judge denies Nevada’s 2nd plutonium injunction bid

RENO — A federal judge has denied Nevada’s latest request to immediately block all future shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to a national security site north of Las Vegas.

Swallow appointed Nevada Department of Transportation director

In a special meeting, the Nevada Department of Transportation Board on Thursday appointed Kristina Swallow to head the department.

Judge refuses Nevada’s bid for plutonium injunction

RENO — A federal judge has denied Nevada’s initial request to block the shipment of weapons-grade plutonium that the Energy Department has revealed already occurred months ago.

Economist to explore Nevada’s recovery at Democratic luncheon

University of Nevada, Reno economics professor Elliott Parker will be the featured speaker at Monday’s Democratic luncheon.

Donna L Stephenson

Donna L Stephenson, 71, of Minden Nevada, passed away on January 30, 2019, and is in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations (775) 888-6800.

Recipe: Jambalaya is great for the big game, by David Theiss

I’m always looking for a way to feed a lot of people with as little work as possible, especially when the big game is on. The recipe I give you today will ensure you spend less time in the kitchen and more time cheering on your favorite team with your friends.

David A. Dannenfelser

David A. Dannenfelser, age 33, passed over into the loving arms of Jesus Christ on January 25, 2019. We will forever miss his loving smile, his humor, his beautiful and humble spirit, and his compassionate heart.

Wednesday, January 30

Joe Santoro: Pack now a work of art

The Nevada Wolf Pack is taking college basketball to a higher level. “The biggest thing for us is playing without thinking, just playing free,” senior Caleb Martin said recently.

DOE secretly shipped plutonium to Nevada

RENO — The U.S. Department of Energy disclosed Wednesday that it has already shipped weapons-grade plutonium from South Carolina to a nuclear security site in Nevada despite the state’s protests.

Filing closes Friday for city council, mayor

Filing for one city council ward and mayor closes Friday at 5 p.m.

Nevada, South Carolina spar over plutonium shipments

RENO — Nevada and South Carolina are jostling for a home-field advantage of sorts in a federal court battle that could result in a metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium being stored 70 miles from Las Vegas.

Woman shoves ex, fights deputies, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY • At 9:40 p.m., a 29-year-old was arrested on suspicion of DUI 1st alcohol after a traffic stop at William and Roop Streets for driving at night without headlights on. He was also arrested on suspicion of having an open container in the vehicle. Bail was set at $1,125.

The market continues to recover

Like competitors who’ve completed a difficult section in an endurance race, U.S. stock investors took a breather last week.

Linda June Smith (Huffman)

Linda June Smith (Huffman), beloved daughter, wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on January 24, 2019 in Sparks, Nevada.

Ford names sexual harassment task force members

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford announced the members of Nevada’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Law and Policy on Wednesday.

Carson High wrestlers gear up for North championships

Carson High wrestling coach Nick Redwine has been spending a great deal of time putting together all the right pieces to the puzzle with one obvious thing in mind: To qualify as many of his wrestlers for the state championships as possible.

Gladys L. Brister

Retired Deputy Sheriff Officer and long time resident of Carson City, NV, Gladys Brister (Mom) fell asleep in death on January 11, 2019 at the age of 86 years old while residing at Sea View Senior Memory Care home in Brookings, Oregon.

Tuesday, January 29

Caleb Martin scores 26 as No. 8 Nevada beats UNLV 87-70

LAS VEGAS — Caleb Martin had 26 points and six rebounds in leading No. 8 Nevada to an 87-70 victory over UNLV on Tuesday night.

Douglas High boys get rivalry win at Carson

Talk about the Sultan of Swat. Douglas High’s 6-9 post player Hunter Morris unofficially had nine blocks against Carson and may have had a triple-double before the night was over.

Carson High girls hold off Douglas rally

The Carson High girls basketball team had been in this situation numerous times this season and had sustained its share of close losses.

First baby of 2019 born at Banner Churchill Community Hospital

Arriving just a few hours past midnight in the new year, Justin David Wade Kimbro was the first baby delivered at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in 2019.

Spring Film Series begins in February

The Churchill Arts Council begins its Spring Film Series next month with “K-19: The Widowmaker” at Barkley Theatre, Oats Park Art Center.

Warts are not just for warthogs

Watson here and I didn’t know that dogs and cats could get warts until my friend Freckles got them. I asked him “Wart seems to be the problem?” He told me, “Warts just popped up on my skin, dry and scaly. They are caused by viruses but are actually benign tumors.”

Picotte named state VFW Teacher of the Year

Tiffany Picotte has embraced patriotism and veterans in her class curriculum at Numa Elementary School as well as being married to a Navy aircrewman with the Longhorns Search and Rescue at Naval Air Station Fallon and being the mother of two active-duty sons.

Singer Jetty Rae performs in Fallon on Valentine’ Day

Hearts and music will be in the air next month.

Lund named VFW post, District 4 teacher of the year

A Churchill County High School educator has been named this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars High School teacher of the year for Fallon Post 1002 and District 4 that covers all of Churchill and Mineral counties and northern Nye County.

Toasting the ghosts of Rawhide

Despite the fact that virtually nothing remains of the old Nevada mining town of Rawhide, the place continues to fascinate ghost town explorers and historians.

Art exhibit displays Silver’s watercolor paintings through February

The WNC Fallon Gallery welcomes Emily Silver and her watercolor paintings in an exhibit in the month of February.

Fallon Soroptimist recognize ‘Live Your Dream’ winners

Crystal Smotherman was selected as the first place recipient. She’s a single mom who holds down two jobs and also sells Mary Kay while coaching her 10-year-old daughter’s youth sports teams. She is currently working toward her associate’s degree in accounting from Western Nevada College. She will receive an award of $1,250 and a gift certificate (worth $400) to a local law firm for basic life services (will, etc.).

Lady Wave remains perfect in league, hosts 2nd-place Spartans

A monster first quarter set the tone early against North Valleys with a battle for first place on the horizon.

Pack the stands and witness history

Forget about the Super Bowl. Friday’s clash with Elko and Spring Creek is the big ticket this weekend.

Fallon sweeps Truckee, North Valleys; hosts Elko

RENO — With a rivalry game on deck, the Greenwave boys basketball team faced adversity against North Valleys but quickly let the Panthers – and the rest of the league – know how explosive they can be on offense.

‘Opportunity of a lifetime’

Fallon’s Jeff Pishion said his dream to appear on a national television show has come true.

Registration open for Valentine’s Day fun run/walk

The annual Fallon Community Theatre Valentine’s Day 5k fun run and walk is Saturday, Feb. 16.

Washington state man convicted of murder at Overland Hotel in Churchill County

A Washington state transient was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on Jan. 16 for the murder of another boarder at the Overland Hotel nearly two years ago.

Childhood friends lead Greenwave in senior season

They’re not your traditional sibling duo. Separated by 17 days at birth and hailing from two families, John Cooley and Taylor Ingram began a unique journey together.

Stadium network features Nevada hoops

CHICAGO — Stadium, the first multi-platform sports network, today announced the debut of its newest original series, “Running with the Pack: University of Nevada Basketball.” The series premieres at 4 p.m. Tuesday, with subsequent episodes airing every Tuesday at 4 p.m. through March 19. Each of the eight episodes will also be repeated throughout the week.

Nevada Sen. Goicoechea offers bill for new Ely courthouse

With plans and cost estimates in hand, Sen. Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, will renew his pitch this legislative session to have the state help build a new courthouse in White Pine County.

Donna D. Wilson

Donna D. Wilson, 75, died January 25, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Glenn R. Walker

Glenn R. Walker, 66, died January 24, 2019 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Minnie Kathryn Hansen Hendrickson

On January 22, 2019, at the age of 79, Minnie Kathryn Hansen Hendrickson passed away unexpectedly in her home in Gardnerville, NV.

2019 Nevada Legislature: Nevada Judiciary seeks 16.2 percent funding increase

The Nevada Judiciary is asking for a $12.9 million, 16.2 percent increase in General Fund money for the coming two years.

Sara Marjorie Gregory (Nee Hardin)

Sara Marjorie Gregory passed away at the age of 95, less than two weeks short of her 96th birthday, on January 26, 2019, at Sierra Place in Carson City. However, her legacy of service to her country and marvelous stories of her work at the White House will be cherished long after her passing.

Fundraisers help Carson City prisoners take college courses

Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s recent inmate fundraisers have generated a total of nearly $12,000 that has been donated to the Western Nevada College Veterans Resource Center to allow the inmates to attend college classes while in prison.

Monday, January 28

David Andrew Dannenfelser

David Andrew Dannenfelser, 33, passed away on January 25, 2019 in Fallon, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Leslie Cain: 10 home improvement projects under $100

Home improvement projects do not have to break the bank. In fact, there are numerous projects you can embark on for under $100 that will enhance your home inside and out, including the following: Paint your trim, front door or shutters: Unless you have a very large home, it should not take you more than $100 to paint your trim, shutters and/or front door. Adding fresh paint to these areas will greatly enhance your curb appeal.

Sara H. Gregory

Sara H. Gregory, 95, died January 26, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Hans J. Vancura Sr.

Hans J. Vancura Sr., 83, died January 24, 2019 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Thomas Ranson / LVN

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, signs a few hats for 12-year-old Matt Campell while best-selling author Kevin Freiberg (back, left) and University of Nevada manager T.J. Bruce look on before the 34th-annual Bobby Dolan Baseball Dinner on Thursday at the Reno Ballroom.

AP | Idaho Statesman

Boise State guard Chandler Hutchison goes up for a dunk against San Diego State forward Malik Pope on Jan. 13. Hutchison leads the Broncos into Reno on Saturday.

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Lilian Bouza shoots a jump shot against Damonte Ranch on Tuesday.

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Lauren Lemburg drives the key to score a basket against Damonte Ranch on Tuesday.

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Abel Carter drives the lane in a game against Damonte Ranch on Tuesday night.

Homeless couple arrested in parking lot, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 10:03 a.m., a homeless couple was arrested in the Walmart parking lot after security informed deputies they had been parking there overnight for most of a week. They were arrested on suspicion of illegal parking, littering and obstructing an officer. In addition, the male was arrested on suspicion of violating probation and as an ex-felon failing to register. Her bail was set at $950. His bail was $4,100.

Joan A (Denardo) Terpening

September 3, 1935 ~ January 25, 2019 On January 25, 2019, Joan A (Denardo) Terpening, a long-term resident of Carson City, left us at the age of 83.

MW rankings: Pack good, everyone else ... meh

The Nevada Wolf Pack retained its No. 1 ranking in this week’s Nevada Appeal Mountain West men’s basketball rankings with a convincing 100-60 victory over the Colorado State Rams last Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.

Larry Craig

A Celebration of Life reception will be held for Larry Craig following the graveside committal at the American Legion Hall, 90 N. Ada St. in Fallon, NV 89406 on February 1st, 2019 at Noon.

Carson High girls basketball team rolls past Wooster

The Carson High girls basketball team rolled to a 65-16 win at Wooster on Friday.

Nevada falls to No. 8 in AP poll

Despite its continued winning ways, the University of Nevada men’s basketball team continued its downward trend in this week’s Associated Press poll.

Phyllis May Detomasi

Phyllis May Detomasi, long time Fallon resident passed away at her home on January 23, 2019. Phyllis was born April 25, 1929 in McGill, Nevada to Edward and Lula Harris.

Sunday, January 27

Old is the new thing for communities

Historic downtown areas are now the en vogue thing as Fallon merchants and community leaders learned from the state’s National and State Register coordinator.

Click Bond CEO named to manufacturers board exec panel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced Karl G. Hutter, president and CEO of Carson City’s Click Bond, Inc., has been named to the Executive Committee of the NAM Board of Directors. The NAM is the largest industrial trade association in the United States and the nation’s leading advocate for manufacturing. The NAM’s 14,000 members include some of the world’s most iconic brands, and more than 90 percent of its members are small and medium-sized businesses.

Roger Diez: Minden’s Thorson makes Chili Bowl A Main

Kyle Larson came just one corner away from winning his first Golden Driller trophy at the 2019 Chili Bowl in Tulsa last Saturday night. But a slip on the white flag lap and another in the final turn gave Christopher Bell an opening, which he took to win his third consecutive Chili Bowl title.

Waclos celebrate 50th anniversary

Zita Marie Waclo and Stephen Winto Waclo of Carson City celebrated 50 years of marriage on Jan. 25. They were married in St. Jane de Chantalle in Rockville, Md., on Jan. 25, 1969.

Saturday, January 26

Carson City Sea Cadets Division promotes first female chief

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps’ Carson City Division’s first female chief is driven to encourage her peers to excel, and she intends to lead by example.

Friday, January 25

Carson City sheriff: Suspect admits 2 slayings

RENO — A 19-year-old from El Salvador admitted killing a married couple in Nevada and used a handgun that he said he stole earlier from their Reno home to do it, according to a sheriff’s report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

Carson High athletes sign with Division 1 schools

Jill Beglin and Abby Pradere figure if they can make it there they can make it anywhere.

Susan Letitia Bullock

August 30, 1935 - January 3, 2019 Susan Letitia Bullock, aged 83, passed away peacefully January 3, 2019 in Ventura, CA after a brief illness. She

Ray Harold Koon

Ray Harold Koon, 84, a dedicated Christian and community servant, passed away peacefully from complications of Parkinson’s Disease on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Nathan Adelson Hospice.

Jerry Ronald Cain

Jerry Ronald Cain , 78 of Carson City, passed away on January 12, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Recipe: Blue cheese thumbprints, by Linda Marrone

It’s a new year and I’m always glad to welcome January and say goodbye to December. This is my first year of retirement so we’ll see how that goes. So far since the Farmers Market ended it seems I’m as busy as ever. I have high hopes of crossing lots of things off of my “to do” list. I’m hopeful I’ll get more done this year than in the past. I can already see when you’re retired you might not have the same motivation because you figure if I don’t finish a task today I can do it tomorrow or the next day or even the next. For a procrastinator like me this might not be the best scenario.

Madeline McDonald

Madeline McDonald, 72, passed away on January 23, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Thursday, January 24

Violin virtuoso set for Gardnerville performance

RENO — TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents celebrated American violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn performing one of the 10 greatest violin concertos of all time. And more than 100 singers and instrumentalists bring you Mendelssohn’s spectacular “Elijah.” Choose from performances in Incline, South Lake, Gardnerville, and Reno, from Feb. 9 to 17.

Quadruple murder suspect Wilber Martinez-Guzman faces 36 counts in Carson City

The 19-year-old suspected of four murders in Douglas and Washoe counties appeared in Carson Justice Court on Thursday to face 36 counts of burglary, possession of stolen property and illegal possession of firearms.

Sandra A. Woodruff

Sandra A. Woodruff, 72, died January 19, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Lawrence Charles French

Lawrence Charles French, 65 of Carson City, passed away on January 22, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Norman Lloyd Kellogg

Norman Lloyd Kellogg, 79 of Carson City, passed away on January 20, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Court won’t dismiss 20-year-old Carson City murder case

The Nevada Supreme Court has denied a petition seeking dismissal of criminal charges against Peter Quinn Elvik. The petition was filed by Public Defender Karen Kreizenbeck arguing since it involves the reinstatement of a 22-year-old case it raises serious constitutional issues.

Joe Santoro: Pack in land of 10,000 fans

This is already the greatest men’s basketball season in Nevada Wolf Pack history at the ticket counter. The Wolf Pack attracted a crowd of 10,931 on Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center for a 100-60 victory over Colorado State. It’s the ninth crowd of 10,000 or more in the first 10 home dates of the year.

Tahoe Fracture Quick Care opens in Carson City

Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic Medical Clinic has announced the opening of Tahoe Fracture Quick Clinic in Carson City. The Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic Medical Clinic offers care for bone, muscle and joint injuries. Patients in Carson City and the Carson Valley will be able to access care immediately between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for urgent sprains or strains.

New ownership at Heck’s Meat

At an early age, Colby Ingram was learning from the best in town. His family worked at Lahontan Valley Meats and York Meats while he was growing up and when he could see over the butcher blocks, an opportunity opened up for Ingram.

We’re off to a good start

Investors who remained steady during December’s wild ride are probably pleased with their decision as stocks have gotten off to a strong start in 2019. Unfortunately, those who reduced their exposure to the asset class may be feeling the sting of missed opportunity.

100 points, 100 wins for Eric Musselman as No. 7 Nevada Wolf Pack pound Colorado State

The Nevada Wolf Pack has rediscovered its offense. The No. 7 Wolf Pack buried the Colorado State Rams, 100-60, with one of its best offensive performances of the season Wednesday night in front of a crowd of 10,931 at Lawlor Events Center.

Wednesday, January 23

Cole Energy: Ashton’s pin gives Carson High win over Douglas High

It became appropriate the Sierra League title for the Carson High wrestling team came down to the “math kid” on the squad.

Carson City children’s choir taking registrations

Carson City Symphony Association has announced the Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir began its spring semester rehearsals from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at Shepherd of the Sierra Church, 3680 U.S. 395 South in Carson City. Registrations will be accepted until Jan. 29.

Wrestling: Dooley wins CIT, McCormick 2nd

Senior Ben Dooley added another championship to his impressive wrestling resume in Fallon’s final weekend of the regular season.

Thomas Ranson: More than X’s and O’s: Lady Wave has bigger problems

The Lady Wave is not going to win another girls basketball championship this season.

$140K donation enhances labor, delivery rooms at hospital

Banner Churchill Community Hospital has completed a top-to-bottom makeover of its Women and Infants Services department, made possible by a $140,000 donation from the Banner Churchill Community Auxiliary.

Fallon junior wins state VFW speech contest

Ashby Trotter, a junior at Churchill County High School, was named the state winner in the 2018-2019 Voice of Democracy speech contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Otuafi cousins, Hamlin lead Lady Wave vs. Fernley

The Otuafi cousins prevented a catastrophic disaster from occurring.

Fallon boys blow out Fernley by 40

A reserve, coming off the bench, led an all-team effort in another blowout. That’s just how good this basketball team has been all season.

SS Hert Trucking donates semi to Western Nevada College

SS Hert Trucking Inc. in Fallon has donated a Freightliner semi to Western Nevada College’s Foundation to help support restarting a commercial truck driving program at WNC’s Fallon campus.

First Arts Council concert of year features Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 35 years and many celebrated recordings, whose catalog has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output of the decade,” including his recent albums for Savoy.

Churchill County Parks and Recreation upcoming events, classes

The 15th annual Fallon Shootout, a double elimination tournament hosted by Youth Co-Ed Basketball, will be held March 1-3 at the gym at Venturacci Park. Cost for entry is $175 per team

Real estate broker has soft spot for Churchill County

Real Estate broker and owner Darrell Plummer has a soft spot in his heart for Fallon and the small-community values it represents.


To Clarissa Wallace and Jonathan Wallace Sr., Jonathan Scott Wallace Jr., born Jan. 19, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 13 ounces.

A View from the Past for Jan. 23, 2019

100 Years Ago Drug Stores May Sell Whiskey, Gin. That drug stores may carry whiskey and other intoxicants for use in prescriptions under the dry law is the opinion of Attorney General Fowler

District legislators prepare for 2019 session

Churchill County’s representatives to the Nevada Legislature said this session will be an interesting one considering a leadership change with the first Democratic governor in 20 years.

Birth announcements for Jan. 23, 2019

To Felicia Tiffany Steve and Anthony Roldolfo Rodriguez, Anthony James Rodriguez, born Jan. 12, 2019, weighing 8 pounds and 7 ounces.

School trustees receive report on CTE classes

Since she became superintendent of the Churchill County School District last year, Summer Stephens has been a big advocate of students becoming more rounded with their educational courses.

Election reform advocate at Carson City Dems luncheon

Doug Goodman, founder of Nevadans for Election Reform, will be the featured speaker at Monday’s luncheon sponsored by the Democratic Men’s Committee of Carson City.

Local roundup: Carson High girls comeback falls short

The Carson High girls basketball team couldn’t quite overcome a 14-point fourth quarter deficit in a 52-44 loss at Damonte Ranch on Tuesday.

Man faces trafficking, burglary charges, CCSO says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 8:23 a.m., Mark MacArthur, 55, was arrested after deputies were called to the Paul Laxalt building on a report of a man trying to break into a parked car. He told deputies it was a friend’s vehicle and he had permission but deputies were unable to contact the owner. A search revealed a baggie containing what appeared to be meth along with burglary tools. In booking they discovered prescription pills and a container of hashish oil. He was arrested on suspicion of felony trafficking, possession with intent to sell and attempted burglary. He was also arrested on suspicion of two counts of possessing paraphernalia and failure to obey. Bail was set at $64,500.

Motive unclear in slayings; Trump in spotlight

LAS VEGAS — A Nevada community shaken by the fatal shootings of four people over the past two weeks is grateful that the suspect is behind bars, but a motive for the crimes remains unknown.

Carson High student art exhibit at ‘the Brick’

The Capital City Arts Initiative announces its exhibition, “Photo Finished,” at the Community Development Building (the Brick), 108 E. Proctor St., Carson City.

Affordable housing big issue for Nevada Legislature

Affordable housing will be a key issue during the 80th session of the Nevada Legislature. A handful of bills to address the lack of housing throughout the state have been submitted, including five bill draft requests from the Committee to Study Issues Regarding Affordable Housing, a committee formed to study the topic during the interim.

Tuesday, January 22

Glenn Miller Orchestra sets Carson City performance

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is coming to Carson City.

$84,000 OK’d for Nevada voter registration law

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved $84,000 from the contingency fund for DMV to begin implementing the voter-approved voter registration program.

Nevada Legislature begins work on budget

State finance Director Susan Brown laid out an overview of the governor’s proposed budget on Tuesday for a joint session of the legislative money committees, saying the proposal includes $8.83 billion in General Fund and $25.779 billion total spending over the biennium.

John E. Manconi

John E. Manconi, 87, died January 19, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Joe Santoro: Pack’s biggest problem is mental

It might be time to install a comfortable couch, play some soothing music and paint the walls a tranquil color in the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team locker room.

Man held after passing out in casino, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 11:32 a.m., a 33-year-old was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery-second offense after deputies were called to a residence on Firebox Road for a report of a dispute. The victim stated he shoved her into the bathroom and she hit her stomach on the sink. His bail was set at $5,000.

Murder suspect in U.S. illegally, authorities say

A 19-year-old man who’s in custody on immigration and theft charges is believed to be the perpetrator of four western Nevada homicides. Wilbur Ernesti Martinez-Guzman was arrested 4:30 p.m. Saturday after investigators determined Friday he was a suspect, it was announced at a Sunday afternoon press conference.

Monday, January 21

Patricia Helen Crow Christofferson Bain

Patricia Helen Crow Christofferson Bain died on January 17, 2019. She was born on February 3, 1933 in San Rafael, California to Helen Blomdal Crow and Peter M. Crow Jr.

MW rankings: Fans need not wait for final buzzer

The Mountain West is a great men’s basketball conference if you want to leave games early and beat the traffic. There have been 29 games this season between two Mountain West teams and 25 of them have been decided by 10 points or more. No team in the Mountain West has been involved in more than one conference game that has been decided by less than 10 points.

Carson High basketball teams fall to Manogue

The Carson High girls basketball played well enough defensively against Manogue but continued to struggle somewhat offensively in a 55-44 loss to the Miners on Friday.

Nevada climbs to No. 7 in AP, Coaches polls

The University of Nevada men’s basketball team moved up three spots to No. 7 in the Associated Press poll released on Monday.

Silver State gymnasts win Flips Invitational in Reno

Carson City’s Silver State Gymnastics Level 7 Senior Division team won the 38th annual Flips Invitational on Saturday in Reno. Silver State beat teams from across the country.

Churchill County Commission meets Tuesday

Churchill County Commission meets Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. at the County administration Building, 155 N. Taylor St.

Tina L. Hill

Tina L. Hill, 59, died January 12, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Sunday, January 20

NDOT announces plans for traffic lights at dangerous intersection

The Nevada Department of Transportation said Thursday the most dangerous intersection in Churchill County should have traffic lights installed within one to two years depending on funding.

Douglas High great Shawn Estes completes the circle

Former Douglas High School and San Francisco Giants pitcher Shawn Estes said his career is coming full circle.

Saturday, January 19

No. 10 Nevada Wolf Pack tops Air Force, 67-52

Eric Musselman wasn’t in the mood to celebrate the latest Nevada Wolf Pack victory Saturday night. “I guess there’s growth in our program,” said Musselman after a 67-52 Wolf Pack victory over the Air Force Falcons at Lawlor Events Center.

Roger Diez: Locals entered in Midget racing Chili Bowl

The 2019 racing season has begun. The Chili Bowl, Midget racing’s Daytona and Indy 500, Super Bowl, World Series, Wimbledon, Stanley Cup, and Masters all rolled into one, got underway earlier in the week with qualifying races.

Sex under scrutiny: Onesta Foundation shares community, statewide goals

When Hacienda Ranch owner Madam Bella Cummins is invited to guest lecture about what it’s like to be an entrepreneur, she finds it fascinating how quickly her audience members become discouraged once they find out what it really takes to be successful.

Sex under scrutiny: Brothel owner seeks understanding with advocacy nonprofit

Madam Bella Cummins, sole proprietor of the Hacienda Ranch, is highly invested in fighting off the judgments she’s faced as a brothel owner and in improving the image of Nevada’s sex industry as a whole.

Friday, January 18

Longtime Nevada Assembly member Bob Price dies at 82

Longtime Assemblyman Bob Price died Jan. 4 at his home in Sparks. Price, 82, served 14 terms as an Assemblyman representing North Las Vegas, a total of 28 years from 1974-2002. Price was a longtime union electrician in Southern Nevada.

Carson City Casino Fandango supports Nevada Military Support Alliance

Court Cardinal, president, COO and general manager of Casino Fandango presents Teresa Di Loreto of Nevada Military Support Alliance with a $5,000 check.

4 members of Nevada Board of Regents sworn in

Three new and one returning member of the Board of Regents were sworn in Thursday by Nevada Supreme Court Justice Mark Gibbons.

Carson City Board of Supervisors to hold annual workshop next week

The Board of Supervisors is holding it annual workshop on Jan. 24. The retreat is being held at the Adams Hub for Innovation and is open to the public.

Washoe County Sheriff: ‘Similarities’ between Douglas, Reno murders

A firearm was used in the killing of two women in the Gardnerville Ranchos last week, Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said Thursday. Balaam held a press conference in Reno where Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley was present along with Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.

No ruling for now on Nevada bid to block plutonium shipments

RENO — A federal judge in Nevada said Thursday she’s unlikely to decide before next month whether to block the U.S. Energy Department from shipping a metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium from South Carolina to a nuclear security site north of Las Vegas.

Thursday, January 17

Carson City lawyer finalist for judicial vacancy

Three attorneys have been recommended to Gov. Steve Sisolak to fill the opening on the Nevada Court of Appeals made vacant by the election of Chief Judge Abbi Silver to the Nevada Supreme Court.

In Loving Memory of Deborah Lynn Kissick

Well it’s hard to say goodbye to anyone, but we had to say that to Deb.

Mary Sara Ann Hunter

Mary passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

Nevada Assembly Republicans praise Sisolak pledge not to raise taxes

Assembly Republican leadership issued a statement Thursday praising Gov. Steve Sisolak’s pledge not to try to raise taxes.

Joe Santoro: Do you believe in the Pack’s dream season now?

If you were searching for a sign from above this will truly become a dream season for the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team, well, you saw it Tuesday night in Boise. Cody Martin, the Wolf Pack’s pass-first point guard, hit a 3-pointer from the top of the circle with 4.5 seconds to play to beat the Boise State Broncos, 72-71.

Monica Adela Quiroga

Monica Adela Quiroga, aka Mooch, was born on January 14, 1987 in Reno, Nevada. She passed away unexpectedly on January 12, 2019.

Nevada’s black history covered at Carson City Democrats lunch

Jo Etta Brown, executive vice president of the Alliance for Retired Americans and a senior member of the Nevada Commission for Women, will be the featured speaker at the Martin Luther King Day luncheon sponsored by the Democratic Men’s Committee of Carson City.

Rosanna “Zanna” DeBusk

February 25, 1938 to December 21, 2018 Rosanna was born February 25, 1938 to Martha Rose and Robert Brenton Parker, Sr. in Carson City, NV where she lived until her death December 21, 2018. She passed peacefully at home with her family at her side.

Carson High girls basketball takes care of Galena

The Carson High girls basketball team took control from the start in a 35-18 win over Galena on Wednesday at CHS.

Carson High wrestling rolls to win against Wooster

The Carson High wrestling team rolled to a 54-12 win over Wooster on Wednesday. Only four matches were wrestled and Carson won three of the four matches.

Margery Seevers

January 8, 1927 - January 12, 2019 Margery Seevers (Fallon) age 92 passed away on Jan 12, 2019. She was born on January 8, 1927, in Eureka, Nevada to parents John and Letitia Potts, a ranching family.

Wednesday, January 16

2019 State of the State Address: Gov. Sisolak seeks 3 percent raise for Nevada state workers

Gov. Steve Sisolak Wednesday praised the progress and economic growth Nevada is experiencing.

4 Northwest Nevada solar projects proposed

Four solar companies are seeking permission to build electric generation projects in Northwest Nevada. Candela Renewables has filed with the Public Utilities Commission for authorization to build a 500-megawatt solar generating facility in Churchill County.

CHS students’ artwork featured in CCAI exhibition

The Capital City Arts Initiative announces its exhibition, “Photo Finished,” at the Community Development Building, 108 E. Proctor St., Carson City. Eleven artists from Carson High School have work in the exhibit. CCAI will host a reception for the artists from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The free exhibition is available to the public 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays until March 31.

Muttering man held for disorderly conduct, CCSO says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 9:52 a.m., a 73-year-old Carson woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI 1st alcohol after a minor accident on North Carson Street. She was also arrested on suspicion of unsafe backing of her vehicle. Bail was set at $1,050.

Joseph Robert Johnson “JoeBob”

Joseph Robert Johnson “JoeBob” was born on July 24, 1991 in Stockton CA. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 6, 2019 at his home in Carson City NV.

Whitley stays on as Nevada Health and Human Services director

Richard Whitley will remain Nevada’s Health and Human Services director.

Gayle A Overbo

Gayle A Overbo, 74 of Carson City passed away on January 8, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Prunty strong again for Carson High ski team

Brynn Prunty had another outstanding showing to lead a solid effort by the Carson High girls ski team in the Tahoe Basin Ski League on Tuesday in the giant slalom at Alpine Meadows.

Valorie Jean Turley

Valorie Jean Turley, 65, passed away on January 13, 2019 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Cody Martin’s 3 lifts No. 10 Nevada over Boise State 72-71

BOISE, Idaho — Nevada’s Cody Martin hadn’t hit a 3-pointer in a month, but that didn’t stop him from taking a huge shot when his team needed it.

Sex under scrutiny: Brothel advocates, opponents turn eyes to 2019 Legislature

Assemblies of God licensed minister Brenda Sandquist had hoped for a different outcome from Lyon County’s vote last fall, which failed to rescind its brothel ordinance.

Sex under scrutiny: Lyon’s brothels to continue without Hof

Lyon County is working to ensure its four legal brothels remain properly licensed after the death of former owner Dennis Hof, according to county manager Jeff Page.

Sex under scrutiny: Sex worker Alice Little: ‘Something new is going to happen’

When Lyon County’s vote on its advisory question to remove the brothels showed residents largely were opposed to it, Moonlite Bunny Ranch worker Alice Little said she and her cohorts were relieved.

Tuesday, January 15

Las Vegas Guard Readiness Center project OK’d

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a $32.1 million contract to provide for construction of the National Guard Readiness Center in Las Vegas.

Interview with wildlife artist Richard Oswald

Richard Oswald is a wildlife artist. His 26 original paintings are in an exclusive show at WNC Fallon gallery.

Sisolak delivers State of the State on Wednesday

Gov. Steve Sisolak takes the podium Wednesday night to outline his plans for the biennium including a budget expected to focus heavily on K-12 education.

Patricia Louise Pryor

Patricia Louise Pryor, loving wife, mother, and friend, passed on January 1, 2019.

Warrant issued in motorhome eluding case

A $10,000 nationwide warrant was issued for the arrest of a California man accused of eluding officers in two counties in a motorhome after he failed to appear in Douglas County District Court on Monday.

Joe Santoro: Caroline’s passion is Pack’s foundation

It didn’t take long for Eric Musselman to discover Jordan Caroline’s passion and intensity.

John Langdon Lane

John Langdon Lane, aka the man of steel, born September, 21st 1942 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada to father Edward Vail Lane, an engineer working on the ALCAN Highway and mother Katherine Rivers Lane, a graduate of the University of Montana. Raised in Palo Alto, CA.

Bernard B. “Barney” Rasmussen

Bernard B. “Barney” Rasmussen peacefully passed away on January 11, 2019 surrounded by his family at the age of 89.

Climate report shows central Nevada in good shape

Recent storms sweeping across Nevada have put the Silver State in pretty good shape, said Douglas P. Boyle, director of the Nevada State Climate Office, who issued his report Jan. 8 as part of the annual Cattlemen’s Update at the Fallon Convention Center.

John Everett Lewis

John Everett Lewis, known to his friends as “Jack”, age 92, died Saturday, January 12, 2019 at The Lodge Assisted Living Care Community in Carson City, NV of natural causes.

Bernard Burt Rasmussen

Bernard Burt Rasmussen, 89, passed away on January 11, 2019 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Wave crowns 3 champions at Spring Creek

Different tournament, familiar results. For the first time this month – and third time in the season – the Greenwave wrestling team crowned three tournament champions.

Monday, January 14


To Alisha Carrasco and Ervey Carrasco, Efrain Osiel Carrasco, born Dec. 10, 2018, weighing 6 pounds and 5 ounces.

Careful, you’re skating on thin ice

While walking around Liberty Pond with Joe and Watson, I noticed a sign that said “Unsafe Ice Keep Off.” That sparked a memory of my mother holding a wooden spoon saying, “Young lady, you had better think that over because you are skating on thin ice.” I would immediately adjust my behavior!

News in brief: Historic district meeting Wednesday

Churchill County Social Services will participate in the statewide Point in Time homeless count from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at Churchill County Social Services, 485 W. B St., suite 105, Fallon.

News in brief: Historic district meeting Wednesday

Jim Bertolini, an historian with the State Historic Preservation Office, will present findings for a potential historic district in downtown Fallon for the National Register of Historic Places.

Keep teeth healthy in new year by avoiding these 12 bad habits

Well, it’s that time of the year when we all make resolutions. This year, make the resolution to care for your teeth; you’ll be happy you did!

Numa Elementary School honor rolls

NUMA Elementary 4th grade A and B Honor Rolls A Honor Roll Abigail Lacow

A View from the Past

100 Years Ago Judge Hart Married. Rumors have been current here for some time that our popular judge of the district court had entered the fields of romance and would soon become a married man.

Sacramento History Museum tells history of California’s capital city

It’s not surprising that the history of Sacramento, California’s capital city, is intertwined with the founding of Nevada.

Lady Wave keeps its perfect record alive in Northern 3A

The Lady Wave and Lowry met for the first time since last season’s state 3A championship game, but the result was the same.

NDOT begins widening of U.S. 50 west of Silver Springs

Although no major traffic interruptions are anticipated in the coming months, motorists will see preliminary earthwork begin this week on a Nevada Department of Transportation project to widen U.S. 50 in the Silver Springs area.

Commissioners express concerns over alternatives for FRTC

Since the U.S. Navy released is Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in December, Churchill County commissioners had their first opportunity to chew on the results as a board at the month’s first meeting Jan. 7.

Spaghetti feed to benefit Churchill County Museum on Jan. 26

A spaghetti feed to raise money for the Churchill County Museum will be held Jan. 26.

Susan Panto

Susan Panto, 95, died January 12, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

James Edward Burrows

James Edward Burrows, 82, died January 11, 2019 in Dayton, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Reginald R. Holloway

Reginald R. Holloway, 91, died January 9, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Death of convicted murderer confirmed as suicide

LAS VEGAS — The death of a twice-convicted murderer who declared that he wanted to die and became frustrated when his lethal injection was postponed by legal challenges has been confirmed as a suicide, authorities said Monday.

The markets rally after a brutal Christmas sell off

Sometimes, mental shortcuts are helpful. Other times they are not. When it comes to investing, seasonal shortcuts are not uncommon. In fact, January boasts two:

Stay warm with The Fire in Carson City

Don’t let the cold January temps give you cabin fever, come warm up with The Fire at the Brewery Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Lisa Dawn Miller

Lisa Dawn Miller, born November 11, 1967 in Anaheim, California, passed away on January 1, 2019 at her home in Carson City, Nevada.

Cab driver held for DUI, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 12:14 p.m., a 31-year-old Dayton man was arrested on a P&P hold after deputies were tipped to his location in an Edmonds Drive apartment. He was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a prescription drug without a prescription after a single pill was found in his shirt pocket. He was held without bail.

Retrial in 1996 Carson City murder on hold

The retrial of Peter Quinn Elvik on murder charges is on hold after State Public defender Karin Kreizenbeck filed a writ asking the Nevada Supreme Court to order the case dismissed.

James L. Hawthorne Jr.

James L. Hawthorne Jr., age 75, of Carson City, NV passed away on January 13, 2019. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-2644.

Jacqueline J. Quam

Jacqueline J. Quam, 79 of Mound House passed away on January 6, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

MW rankings: Wolf Pack’s fan club growing

You can add Fresno State Bulldogs coach Justin Hutson to the Nevada Wolf Pack’s fan club.

Nevada Wolf Pack 10th in both polls

RENO — The 16-1 University of Nevada men’s basketball team is No. 10 in both major college basketball polls this week. The Wolf Pack remained No. 10 in the Associated Press poll and moved up one spot to No. 10 in the USA Today Coaches poll after two Mountain West victories last week.

Larry Wayne Craig

Larry Wayne Craig, age 76, passed away on January 7, 2019 in Yerington, NV.

William “Pops” Gerow

William “Pops” Gerow passed away on January 11, 2019 at his home in Carson City, Nevada surrounded by family.

Fallon U12 Girls indoor soccer team won the Reno Sportsdome Indoor Soccer League Championship

The Fallon U12 Girls indoor soccer team won the Reno Sportsdome Indoor Soccer League Championship on Saturday.

Sports roundup: Carson High boys, girls fall to Reno

The Carson High boys basketball team got off to a strong start against Reno on Friday, but eventually the Huskies were able to take control as they beat the Senators, 62-50.

Rowe becomes newest captain in the CCSO

Fallon native John Rowe has been promoted to captain in the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office in a ceremony conducted last week by newly-elected Sheriff Richard Hickox.

Sunday, January 13

Nevada Department of Transportation offers bike, pedestrian safety grants

The Nevada Department of Transportation is offering grants to government and nonprofit groups for bicycle and pedestrian safety and education programs.

Panel eyes changes to slow prison growth

The Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice on Friday approved a package of recommendations designed to slow the growth of Nevada’s prison population and save the state millions.

Saturday, January 12

Airman’s Korea photos on exhibit in Carson City

The Capital City Arts Initiative presents its exhibition Korea ’76 with work by artists Eugene Rolfe and Gig Depio in the Community Center’s Sierra Room, 851 E. William St., Carson City. The exhibition is available to the public through Feb. 28. Note: The Sierra Room is closed for renovation from Jan. 18 to Feb. 6.

Friday, January 11

Greater Nevada Credit Union gets 5-star rating from BauerFinancial

BauerFinancial, Inc., a bank and credit union rating firm, has announced Greater Nevada Credit Union in Carson City has once again been awarded its highest rating for financial strength and stability. Earning a five-star rating indicates this credit union excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and more.

80-year-old snowshoer rescued by Navy helicopter

A Navy helicopter found and rescued an 80-year-old snowshoer on Jan. 7 after he spent the night in the snowy Sierra Nevada southeast of Lake Tahoe.


Waynette was 81 and passed away quietly at Enloe Hospital in Chico, CA. on Dec. 19, 2018 surrounded by her family. A 1955 graduate of CCHS in Fallon, she married her high school sweetheart Bob de Braga in 1956.

Court upholds sentence for youth sexual molestation

A federal appeals court has ruled a prison sentence of 10 years to life is valid for a woman who, during an offense that lasted 25 minutes, sexually molested a 13-year old boy in Elko County.

Christopher Lee Wright

A Memorial Celebration for Chris will be held on January 25th, 2019, 11:00 am at the Salvation Army Church, 911 East 2nd St. in Carson City, NV.

Alan “Joe” Miller

Alan “Joe” Miller, a special husband, father, father-in-law, grandpa, son, brother, uncle, and great friend to many passed away Tuesday, January 8th in his home in Gardnerville with his loved ones after his short fight with cancer. He was 59 years old.

Thursday, January 10

Robert J. Mc Carthy

Robert J. Mc Carthy, born on May 10, 1925 in Huntington Park, CA, passed away peacefully January 5, 2019 in Gardnerville, NV.

Reid calls Trump ‘amoral,’ wants a Romney 2020 run

LAS VEGAS — Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid says he thinks President Donald Trump has no conscience and says he’d like to see Utah Sen. Mitt Romney run against Trump in 2020 for the GOP nomination for president.

Joe Santoro: UCLA-Muss talk means nothing (until it does)

It has already started. The Nevada Wolf Pack’s Eric Musselman is already linked to a big-time coaching job. When UCLA fired Steve Alford on New Year’s Eve, it took roughly 30 seconds for someone in the national media to attach Musselman’s name to the opening.

Nevada attorney general announces settlement with Fiat Chrysler

Attorney General Aaron Ford on Thursday announced the state of Nevada will receive $1.8 million as its share of a nationwide settlement over devices designed to defeat emissions standards in Fiat and Chrysler vehicles.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak names director of Public Safety

Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced an appointment to director of Public Safety.

In Memory ~ Patrick “Skip” Glancy

Family ... where life begins and love never ends. We carry Pat’s love in our hearts every day.

Bruce Hinkle (Aaron)

August 11, 1953 ~ December 11, 2018 Bruce was born in Eureka, CA, lived in Santa Rosa, CA and Carson City, NV during the course of his life

Shawn Estes gears up for Dolan Dinner, MLB season

It’s still just early January, but the plans for what Shawn Estes will be doing during the 2019 Major League Baseball season are already in the works.

Man convicted of trying to run over Lyon County deputy sheriff

A Lyon County man who tried to run over a deputy sheriff has been found guilty on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Local sports roundup: Big win for Carson High wrestlers vs. Damonte

The Carson High wrestling team came away with an impressive 41-36 win over Damonte Ranch on Wednesday.

Margaret Jean Kirkman

Margaret Jean Kirkman, 60 of Dayton passed away on January 6, 2019, Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Jaqueline Hansen

Jaqueline Hansen, 88, of Carson City passed away on January 7, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

No. 10 Nevada Wolf Pack rolls over San Jose State

RENO — The San Jose State Spartans always have a way of brightening a Nevada Wolf Pack season.

Wednesday, January 9

Sisolak orders collection of sex harassment policies

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday signed an executive order directing the Gaming Control Board, Department of Taxation and Purchasing Division to collect sexual harassment and discrimination policies from marijuana and gaming licensees.

Carson City man gets 25 years in 2013 murder; parole possible after 4 years

Carson City District Judge Todd Russell on Wednesday sentenced Leonardo Cardoza to 25 years on his plea to second-degree murder. In addition, Russell made the sentence concurrent to his existing sentence for attempted murder.

Josephine "Jo" Geraldine Cowperthwaite

Mar 09, 1925 - Jan 05, 2019 Josephine "Jo" Geraldine Cowperthwaite passed away on January 5, 2019, in Carson City, Nevada. Jo was born March 9, 1925 to parents Dewey and Florence Lawler.

Nevada DMV to offer Raiders license plates

The Raiders and Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will release a specialty Raiders-branded license plate on Monday, Jan. 14. The plate features the Raiders’ shield and the iconic phrase, “Commitment to Excellence,” against a black background.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks volunteers

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is looking for people interested in becoming volunteers.

2 held after fight over parking space, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 3 p.m., a 34-year-old construction worker was jailed on suspicion of domestic battery after deputies responded to a residence on Telegraph Street for a report of an argument between himself and his girlfriend. He reportedly chest bumped the girl after breaking into a bedroom by smashing the door latch. In addition, he was held without bail on a P&P violation.

Deaths on Nevada roads rose in 2018

Despite the best efforts of law enforcement, awareness and safety programs, 20 more people died on Nevada’s roads and highways in 2018 than the year before.

Clyde Robert Ashworth Jr.

Clyde Robert Ashworth Jr., 72, died January 3, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Acting library director to speak at Carson City Democrats lunch

Diane Baker, now serving as Carson City’s acting library director, will be the featured speaker at Monday’s Democratic luncheon. Her presentation will feature the many resources, programs and activities available at the library.

Local roundup: Carson High girls rally for win

The Carson High girls basketball team almost paid the price for a poor practice on Monday before coming back to beat a much improved Hug team, 52-41, on Tuesday.

Smart Strategies workshop to provide training on homeownership, radon

Home At Last, a program of the Nevada Rural Housing Authority, USDA Rural Development and the Nevada Radon Education Program are collaborating to host the “Smart Strategies for Homeownership, Repair and Radon” workshop. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at The Studio at Adams Hub, located at 111 Proctor St. in downtown Carson City.

NDOT says funding OK despite government shutdown

Nevada Department of Transportation officials say for the time being, they’ll be able to continue normal operations during the government shutdown.

Carson High junior to audition for national choir

Carson High School junior Jalina Guthrie has turned some heads on a national level with her voice through the American Choral Directors Association. Now, she’s trying to raise funds for a rare opportunity to go to Kansas City, Mo., and audition for one of a few choirs with other students from across the nation.

Tuesday, January 8

Trump urges wall funding to fix border crisis

WASHINGTON — In a somber televised plea, President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall Tuesday night, blaming illegal immigration for what he called a scourge of drugs and violence in the U.S. and framing the debate over the partial government shutdown in stark terms. “This is a choice between right and wrong,” he declared.

Nevada’s Musselman featured on CBS Sports Network

CBS Sports’ NCAA Men of March series continues its 2018-19 season at 8 p.m. Thursday on CBS Sports Network when it profiles Nevada men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman. In his fourth season with the Wolf Pack, Musselman has made back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances and has the team currently ranked in the Top 10.

Carson City gymnastics team shines in Reno

Carson City’s Silver State Gymnastics Academy had numerous standout performances at Reno’s Jake Dalton Invitational this past weekend. Results were:

David L. Bush

David L. Bush, 77, died January 3, 2019 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-775-882-1766.

Joe Santoro: Reality (TV) bites for Nevada

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team got a healthy dose of reality television this past Saturday night.

John Douglas de la Vaux

1912 – 2018 With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our Dad, John de la Vaux, on September 26, 2018, at the age of 106. His mind remained sharp until the very end, but his body was just worn out.

Ford tabs 4 females for executive team

Attorney General Aaron Ford has named four prominent female attorneys as members of his executive team. He said Caroline Baterman will serve as first assistant attorney general. Prior to this, she was bureau chief of Gaming and Government Affairs and chief deputy of Boards and Open Government.

Marthlena Callahan

Marthlena Callahan, 83, died January 7, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Richard J. Dick Wheaton

Richard J. Dick Wheaton, 84, died December 31, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Wendell Guest Jenness

March 12, 1932 - December 28, 2018 It comes with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to our father, Wendell Guest Jenness. He lost his battle, with cancer December 28 2018.

Orville LaMar Meyer

Orville LaMar Meyer, 86, of Dayton, Nevada passed away on January 5, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Nevada joins effort to overturn contraceptive coverage rollback

Attorney General Aaron Ford says Nevada is joining the coalition of states seeking to overturn the Trump administration’s rollback of contraceptive coverage.

Oscar Alvin Deen

Oscar Alvin Deen, 94 of Carson City, passed away on January 6, 2019 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Helene M Tarn

Helene M Tarn, 92 of Carson City, passed away on January 6, 2019 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Patricia Ann Pate Parker

December 25, 1929 - January 6, 2019 On January 6, 2019 we lost our loving family matriarch, Patricia Ann Pate Parker. She was born on December 25, 1929 in McComb, Mississippi to Van Pate and Eula Hickman Pate and was one of five children.

Diane Goodin

Diane Goodin, 79, passed from complications of cancer treatment on December 13, 2018, just a few weeks shy of her 80th birthday. She was surrounded by her loving children at the time of her death.

Monday, January 7

Bessie Minor Swift Foundation accepting grant applications

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Churchill County. Grants will be awarded to select institutes that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the languages, sciences and interdisciplinary areas. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 15 and recipients will be announced on May 1. The fund will consider applications for grants requesting a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $3,000.

Carson City is home to some of Nevada’s oldest churches

Religion has long played an important role in Carson City. Many historians believe the community’s oldest religious group was most likely the Methodist congregation, which began regularly meeting at the Eagle Valley Ranch in 1858.

Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to success

Most of us, at one time or another, have made the decision to lose weight by starting a new diet. Even if your weight isn’t a problem, eating a healthier diet is always something to strive for. Whether it’s a new resolve to eat less junk food, eat more vegetables or get some exercise somewhere in our day, making a healthy change can be difficult.

Dooley, McCormick place at Calif. tournament

Competing in another tough regional tournament, the Greenwave sent two wrestlers to the podium.

Fallon rolls over Dayton 57-7

The Lady Wave didn’t miss a beat as it began the new year with a convincing 57-7 win over Dayton on Friday in a Northern 3A game at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

Is your cat addicted to junk food?

I recently had the pleasure of snuggling up to a very friendly feline named Mao (as in Meow). She is so beautiful that I could hardly keep from kidnapping her. I asked my friend what she gave Mao to make her fur so soft and keep her fit. Her answer truly surprised me.

Artist’s talk kicks off January’s events

The Oats Park Art Center will be buzzing for the next few months with events ranging from an artist’s talk to the annual Evening with the Artist.

Jackson’s 18 points helps Wave down Dayton

The Greenwave showed no letdown Friday night after winning the Rail City Classic the week before New Year’s.

Military services for 19 veterans set for Friday

The Nevada Veterans Coalition will conduct its 16th mission at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Friday by honoring 19 veterans whose remains have been in the care of a local mortuary, yet remained unclaimed.

Stockard swears in elected county officials

District Court Judge Thomas Stockard swore in Churchill County’s newest and returning elected officials Monday prior to the county commissioners first meeting of January.

Sheep Dip’s finale set for this weekend

This coming weekend, Jan. 11 and 12, will see the end of an era. Sheep Dip, the 55-year-old annual roast of Nevada, will close the curtain forever. This will be your last chance to see this glitzy, irreverent, satirical, and sometimes bawdy send-up of Nevada politics and shady business deals. Sheep Dip 55 will take place in the Eldorado Theater in Reno.

Questions linger after Nevada death-row inmate found dead

LAS VEGAS — The apparent suicide of a Nevada death-row inmate who said he wanted to die and tried several times to kill himself amid court fights and postponements of his execution has renewed a debate over his treatment and the death penalty itself.

Lucky 13: Carson City officials sworn in

Carson City officials elected last year took their oaths of office on Monday. Thirteen local officials were sworn in on the third floor of the Carson City Courthouse in the speciality courtroom packed with family and friends.

MW rankings: Pack No. 1 despite blowout loss

The Nevada Wolf Pack is no longer the happiest team in the Mountain West.

Steve Sisolak sworn in as governor of Nevada

Pledging to follow the example set by his predecessor Brian Sandoval, Steve Sisolak was sworn in Monday as Nevada’s 30th elected governor.

Wendell Guest Jenness

March 12, 1932 - December 28, 2018 It comes with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to our father, Wendell Guest Jenness.

Man afraid of spiders jailed, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 2:20 p.m., a man was arrested at the Carson Nugget Inn after an employee reported he first kicked the door of a unit and then threw an object through the window, breaking it. He was arrested on suspicion of destruction of property and bail was set at $2,500.

Markets continue to baffle investors

Investors will think of the last quarter of 2018 for years to come, but they won’t remember it fondly. The Economist described it like this,

After loss, Nevada falls to 10 in AP Top 25 poll

The top four in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll remained unchanged for the third straight week. The rest of the poll, however, underwent major changes after three top-10 teams lost.

School board meets Wednesday

The Churchill County School Board meets Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Churchill County School District Administration Office, Old High School, 690 S. Maine St.

Sunday, January 6

Cleaner presses forward with new ownership

Fallon was treated to a Christmas miracle.

Saturday, January 5

Nevada Division of State Parks gets new leader

Bradley Crowell, director of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, has announced the appointment of Robert “Bob” Mergell to serve as the new administrator for the Nevada Division of State Parks. As NDSP’s administrator, Mergell will lead the division in its mission to develop and maintain Nevada’s 26 state parks for visitors to enjoy while supporting the stewardship of areas of scenic, historic and scientific importance.

Great Basin snowpack losing predictability, researchers say

Winter snows are accumulating in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, creating the snowpacks that serve as a primary source of water for the western U.S.

Friday, January 4

Sisolak pledges diverse administration as governor

LAS VEGAS — Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak pledged Friday to install a diverse group of people in his administration that reflects all of Nevada.

Silver Stage’s Broughton to play in All-American Bowl

Silver Stage High School senior wide receiver Travis Broughton has been selected to represent Nevada at the upcoming Blue-Grey All-American Bowl being held at NRG Stadium in Houston on Jan. 14.

John Supera

John Supera, 58, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on Jan 2, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home, 775-882-2644

Carson High boys basketball team falls at Lowry

WINNEMUCCA — After nearly two weeks since its last game, a double-digit loss to Elko, one of the best teams in Northern Nevada, the Lowry High School boys basketball team, was back on its home floor Thursday afternoon against Carson.

Sisolak names DMV, Taxation directors

Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak has named two veteran state administrators to cabinet positions in charge of DMV and Department of Taxation.

Nevada State Parks offer numerous winter wonderlands

From ice fishing at the remote and remarkable Wild Horse State Recreation Area in the north, to cool hikes through Southern Nevada’s Valley of Fire, 24 state parks dot Nevada, winter wonderlands, ripe to explore and ready to enjoy.

Thursday, January 3

WNC president to speak at Carson Democratic luncheon

Vincent R. Solis, president of Western Nevada College, will be the featured speaker at Monday’s Democratic luncheon. A life-long educator with more than 25 years of service in higher education, Solis began his tenure at WNC on July 1. He welcomes this opportunity to speak about ongoing programs as well as future plans.

Final records released by police in Las Vegas mass shooting

LAS VEGAS — Police in Las Vegas said Thursday they have finished releasing audio, video and written records about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history 15 months ago during an open-air concert.

Douglas High great Shawn Estes to be in Giants broadcast booth

Shawn Estes, a 1991 Douglas High graduate, said he’s been approached by San Francisco Giants chief executive officer Larry Baer about doing some San Francisco Giants games as a color analyst in the broadcast booth this season.

Ronald L. Wood

Ronald L. Wood, 85, of Dayton, Nevada, passed away on November 1, 2018. Arrangements are in the care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-2644

Nevada’s ‘rainy day’ fund richest in history

After Thursday’s deposit, Nevada’s rainy day fund is now at its highest level ever with more than $293 million. The fund is designed to give the state a pad in cases of economic downturn.

100th straight month for taxable sales growth in Nevada

As of October, Nevada’s taxable sales have now reached 100 consecutive months of growth. Taxation Director Bill Anderson said since the depth of the recession in fiscal 2010, total taxable sales have grown nearly 60 percent.

Michael Allen Pharris

Michael left this Earth on Monday, December 24th unexpectedly in his home in Carson City, NV.

Morris Clifford Lawton

March 23, 1929 - Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 Morris Clifford Lawton passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Morris was born in Medford, Oregon on March 23, 1929 to Morris and Beth Lawton. Morris graduated from Oakland Tech High School in 1947.

Joe Santoro: Will Pack face a challenge in MW?

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team has lost a grand total of five games at Lawlor Events Center since Eric Musselman took over the program in 2015-16.

Raymond Joseph Mager

Raymond Joseph Mager, age 78, from Carson City, NV, quietly passed away in his sleep at Skyline Estates in Carson City, NV on December 30th, 2018. He was surrounded by family and friends.

Nevada voter registration numbers drop by 3,700 people

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Secretary of State’s office says Nevada’s voter registration numbers dropped by about 3,700 last month when voters were moved to inactive status.

Senate confirms Nevada attorney general aide as U.S. attorney

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s newly confirmed U.S. attorney said Thursday he plans a smooth transition from his former role as the top aide to the outgoing state attorney general.

Author Terri Farley at Nevada State Library on Jan. 8

Author Terri Farley will be featured at the next Nevada in Small Bites Series event to be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Nevada State Library Board Room.

Pop Warner cheerleaders hold fundraiser Saturday

Carson City Pop Warner varsity cheerleaders have qualified to attend the National JAMZ Youth Championship in Las Vegas, Jan. 25-27. They’re getting the opportunity to compete against cheer squads from around the nation in hopes to bring home a national title. The girls have held bake sales at local grocery stores, pizza nights, and sold discount cards throughout the season.

Jo Dee Surface

The world lost an angel. After many years of declining health, a pulmonary embolism took JoDee peacefully at Carson Tahoe Hospital. JoDee was born in the old Carson Tahoe hospital and raised in the same house throughout her life.

Gwenodlyn Hanzlik

Gwenodlyn Hanzlik, 72, passed away on January 2, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Cahpel of the Valley, 775-882-4965

David A. Sizemore

David A. Sizemore, 62, died December 24, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Turnover that wasn’t turning point in Carson High boys basketball loss

The Carson boys basketball team had just come back to force a 40-40 tie midway through the fourth quarter and appeared to have forced a turnover when an errant pass was heading out of bounds.

Girls basketball: McQueen pulls away against Carson High

Carson High’s struggles at the end of games could be attributed to the fact they’ve hardly ever been at full strength, but Senator coach Doug Whisler won’t use that as an excuse.

No. 6 Wolf Pack blows by Utah State, 72-49

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack sent a clear and intimidating message to the rest of the Mountain West on Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.

Wednesday, January 2

Attorney General: State boards can’t pay directors more than governor

The Nevada Attorney General’s Office has issued an opinion saying unless specifically authorized by lawmakers, boards and commissions are prohibited from paying their directors and legal counsel more than 95 percent of what the governor makes.

AG exempts UNR mines school from mining tax

The Nevada Attorney General’s Office has issued an opinion exempting the University of Nevada, Reno School of Mines from having to pay the net proceeds of the mines tax.

Joyce Ruth Moses

Joyce Ruth Moses, age 62, of Dayton, NV passed away on December 26, 2018.Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-2644.

Robert O. Wright

Robert O. Wright, 73, passed away on January 1, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrange,ments are under the care of Walton’ s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

James F. Zaleski

James F. Zaleski, 80, died December 27, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Patricia Joe Glick

Patricia Joe Glick, age 87, of Carson City, NV passed away on December 26, 2018. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-2644.

Terressa R. Baker

Terressa R. Baker, 61, died December 24, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Nevada Arts Council schedules grant workshops

The Nevada Arts Council has scheduled a series of workshops this month for organizations that would like to apply for Arts Council grant funding in fiscal 2020.

Casey Arcularius

Casey Arcularius, 88, died December 31, 2018 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Weekend sees several drug arrests, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 7:45 p.m., Austin Rivers, 27, was arrested at the McDonalds on South Carson Street after deputies were dispatched there to serve a misdemeanor warrant on Rivers. A search of his person after his arrest revealed a pipe and a small quantity of methamphetamine. He was arrested on suspicion of possession, possession of paraphernalia and held on the Fernley NHP warrant. Bail was set at $3,620.

Nevada Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak names top office staff

Nevada Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak has named six top appointments in his administration, including Michelle White as chief of staff.

80th Nevada Legislature opens for business Feb. 4

The 80th regular session of the Nevada Legislature officially opens for business Feb. 4. But legislative business is already under way as leadership in both houses and both parties sorts out who will serve on which committees and hold which positions.

Wendell G. Jenness

Wendell G. Jenness, 86, passed away on December 28, 2018 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Wave basketball wins Rail City Classic

After a heart-breaking loss in double-overtime, the Greenwave boys basketball team went back to work and hasn’t looked back.

All-Americans, strong SNC showing highlights 1st half of season

Running his team through the gauntlet this early in the season has become the norm for Trevor de Braga and his Greenwave wrestlers.

Tuesday, January 1

Carson City rings in 2019 with first baby, Braxton Lister

Brent and Amanda Lister of Gardnerville have a memorable New Year’s story to share about how their newborn son almost wasn’t Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center’s first baby of 2019 with another birth in progress at the same time.

Greater Nevada Credit Union honored by USDA

For the third consecutive year, Greater Nevada Credit Union was named the USDA National Business and Industry Lender of the Year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The 2018 award was presented at the National Rural Lenders Association annual conference in Washington, D.C., and accepted by Jeremy Gilpin, EVP of Greater Commercial Lending, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GNCU.

Free radon test kits available

January is National Radon Action Month, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering free short-term radon test kits to Nevadans from Jan. 1 through Feb. 28.

Carson City Republican Women install new officers

Carson City Republican Women held their December installation dinner meeting on Dec. 18 at Casino Fandango’s grand ballroom.