Stories for July 2019


Wednesday, July 31

Maureen Fritschi

Maureen Louise Heiner Fritschi Maureen Louise Heiner Fritschi, 72, daughter of Albert and Dora Heiner, passed away after years of battling dementia, on Saturday, July 20th.

King Arthur, Superhuman presentations at Western Nevada College observatory Friday and Saturday

A night of fact or fiction is coming to Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory. Mike Thomas will provide his take on the legitimacy of the “Legend of King Arthur” on Friday, Aug. 2 at the observatory.

Stolen car, meth and grand theft on Carson City Sheriff’s Office log

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY At 9:26 a.m., Phillip Eubanks, 38, was booked on a felony charge of grand theft. Bail was set at $7,500.

Area residents graduate from basic training

To Katie Seley and Kyle Drayton, Emma Jean Drayton, born June 17, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 0 ounce.

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Churchill County

Routine testing conducted by the Nevada Department of Agriculture last week found three positive mosquito pools for West Nile virus in Churchill County.

Artists chosen for murals at Carson City elementary school

Two new murals will soon adorn both sides of Empire Elementary School’s playground wall. A public art panel including Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes and Susan Squires, the school’s principal, as well as two students who attend Empire, met in the Adams Hub studio on Monday and selected two artists to create murals for either side of the wall.

Alford announces first recruiting class as Nevada Wolf Pack basketball coach

RENO — First-year University of Nevada head men’s basketball coach Steve Alford has announced his first recruiting class that includes seven players.

Birth announcements for June 17 and June 18, 2019

To Katie Seley and Kyle Drayton, Emma Jean Drayton, born June 17, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 0 ounce.

Books, Bites and Beverages enhances Churchill County Library programs

Mention books and reading, and Carol Lloyd becomes passionate about Churchill County Library’s annual fundraiser to provide additional programs to its schedule.

Patrik Leeds

August 17, 1952 ~ June 17, 2019 Patrick Joseph Leeds August 17, 1952 ~ June 17, 2019Patrick Joseph Leeds, age 66, left this life on June 17, 2019 at home in Carson City, NV.

Tucker Phillip

Colonel Phillip E. Tucker U. S. Marine Corps (Retired) Sept. 29, 1942 ~ July 23, 2019

Marilyn Koschella

Marilyn F. Koschella Nov 11, 1937 ~ Jul 8, 2019 There will be two memorial services held for Marilyn at the following locations:

Michael Ball

Michael William Ball July 3, 1952 ~ July 24, 2019

Inyowen Standridge


Jane Christopher

Jane Marie Christopher November 26, 1950 ~ July 9, 2019

Dolores Hall

Dolores B. Hall, 91, died July 28, 2019 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Michael Watts

Michael E. Watts Jr., age 42, of Silver Springs, NV passed away on July 20, 2019. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home, 775-882-2644.

Alles Richard

Dick Alles Dec. 14, 1925 ~ July 20, 2019 Richard "Dick" Alles, longtime Fallon native, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2019. Dick was born on December 14, 1925, to Sam and Juliette Alles.

Mari Ann Perry

Mari Anne Perry Mari Anne Perry, age 32, passed away the morning of July 25th, 2019 in Incline Village, NV peacefully in her sleep after a month of fighting several illnesses. She was a much loved and dedicated mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, niece, cousin, granddaughter and friend.

Jason Zinke

Jason Alan Zinke Mar 23, 1963 ~ Jul 18, 2019

Mary Stuchell

Mary Ann Stuchell Dec 6, 1931 ~ Jul 23, 2019 In loving memory, Mary Ann John Stuchell, born in Hyde Park, PA 1931, and passed away in the comfort of her home with her family by her side, July 23, 2019.

Nevada State Museum to debut replica Carson City Mint half dollar

Coins with the famous “CC” mark of the Carson City Mint are coveted by coin collectors and those minted in 1870 – the first year of operation for the Mint – rank highly among them in terms of historic and monetary value.

Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes

Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).

Ride’s mission: a wreath on every veteran’s grave

Roggie’s Ride For Wreaths’ mission is to place a wreath on every veteran’s grave at Christmas time.

Past Pages for July 31 to August 2, 2019

Wednesday 150 Years Ago Advertisement: “Grand Ball at Dutch Nick’s, Empire City. A grand ball will be given at the above place, on August 10, 1869. A fine band of music has been engaged, and no pains will be spared to make this one of the finest reunions of the season. Tickets…$5.00 including supper. Miss S. E. Colburn.”

Tuesday, July 30

Officials: Festival shooter took gun to California illegally

Officials say a 19-year-old gunman used a rifle he legally bought in Nevada and illegally brought into California to kill two children and a man at a food festival before he was killed by police.

Churchill County schools honor roll

FOURTH GRADE *indicates straight A’s A Honor Roll Abigail Lacow

Jason Verrett’s workload being limited in camp

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jason Verrett has made strides during his recovery from an Achilles tear but he isn’t ready to compete for a starting job at cornerback just yet. The 49ers have placed Verrett on what they call a “pitch count,” meaning they’ve limited his workload during the early portions of training camp. On Tuesday, Verrett played right cornerback with the second-string defense. When starter Ahkello Witherspoon tweaked his knee and left practice early, Verrett did not replace him — Greg Mabin did instead.

LV Aces to complete quake-suspended game

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Aces and Washington Mystics’ game that was suspended by an earthquake earlier this month will be finished on Aug. 5, the WNBA announced Monday. The teams will play at T-Mobile Arena instead of the Aces’ normal home at Mandalay Bay because that venue isn’t available.

Oakland hopes new receivers, better protection help Carr take more risks

NAPA, Calif. — Whether it was because of the poor pass protection, a lack of big-play receiving threats downfield or a fear of making mistakes, almost no quarterback was as cautious as Oakland’s Derek Carr last year when it came to going for the big play. Al Davis’ old franchise, which was built on quarterbacks like “The Mad Bomber” Daryle Lamonica, who thrived on chucking it deep to speedy receivers, relied heavily last season on checkdowns to running backs and throws short of the sticks.

Carson City Public Works crews on site in Shadow Hills zone

Carson City Public Works crews are currently onsite repairing an equipment failure in the Shadow Hills Pressure Zone, south of Fairview Drive, east of Edmonds Drive and north of Koontz Lane. Residents can expect varying and low water system pressures.

I7 Meat & Cattle Company has grand opening

I7 Meat & Cattle Company recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting along with former Greenwave and Kansas City Chiefs football player Josh Mauga, who signed autographs and took photographs with fans.

Four business groups join Nevada Senate Republican tax lawsuit

Four Nevada business groups have joined in the Senate Republican lawsuit challenging the extension of the higher Modified Business Tax and DMV technology fee. The Retail Association of Nevada, Nevada Trucking Association, National Federation of Independent Business and Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association on Tuesday joined Senate Republicans in the lawsuit seeking to overturn that decision as unconstitutional.

Churchill County Commission meets Thursday

Churchill County commissioners will meet Thursday at 8:15 a.m. in the commission chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.

Deena Tucker

Deena Eborn Tucker August 22, 1952 ~ July 18, 2019 Deena Eborn Tucker, 66, passed away on July 18, 2019, at her home in Fallon, Nevada three months after being diagnosed with cancer.

Walter Cochran

Walter St. Clair Cochran III April 2nd 1946 ~ January 1st 2019 Corky, one of life's true gents!

Robert Wetzel

Robert Eugene Wetzel, 92 of Minden, passed away on July 21, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Helen Huntley

Helen Calista (Kolstrup) Yturiaga Early Huntley April 27,1931 ~ July 12, 2019

Fallon honors Ali Norcutt for rodeo championship

Fallon’s Ali Norcutt joined elite company last week at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo.

Capital City Hoops camp Aug. 5-8 in Carson City

Capital City Hoops, a local non-profit organization, is hosting the second annual Back-to-School Basketball Camp for ages 5-15.

Jim Valentine: Things change, stay current

Real estate involves many components that consumers tend to get a general understanding of. These can include what is considered square footage in a residential sale, what is a bedroom, tax consequences of a transaction, and more. Over time, these can change, but if one isn’t active in real estate, the changes aren’t always known to the consumer.

Nevada Humane Society lease on Carson City supervisors’ agenda

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday will vote on several contracts. The annual temporary staffing contract is before the board. The $1.25 million contract is through the state with four temporary staffing agencies, Marathon Staffing Group, Inc., Manpower, Acro Service Corp., and Talent Framework LLC.

Three suspects sought in Carson City ATM robbery (w/ video)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking information in the Monday afternoon robbery of an ATM at Wells Fargo Bank at 2424 South Carson Street.

Monday, July 29

John Ellwood Manconi

September 14, 1931 ~ January 19, 2019

Jane Marie Christopher

November 26, 1950 ~ July 9, 2019 Jane Marie Christopher, age 68 of Silver Springs, NV passed away on July 9, 2019 at the hospital in the presence of her daughters. She was born to the late Wallace Wood and Cecelia Sant Wood on November 26, 1950.

Authorities search Walker Lake apartment of Gilroy gunman; weapon purchased from Fallon shop

Authorities in Northern Nevada say they searched an apartment believed to have been used by the 19-year-old man responsible for the California garlic festival shooting that killed two children and a recent college graduate.

Carson City church donates $3,100 to search and rescue

Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church in Carson City donated proceeds raised from a community rummage sale to Carson City Search and Rescue to support the replacement of an aging search and rescue vehicle. A donation in the amount of $3,147.25 was presented Wednesday, which will join funds already raised for the vehicle purchase

Motorcycle club member faces list of charges, 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 a.m., Davide Sanchez, 49, was arrested at an address on Woodside Drive on a warrant charging of felony domestic battery. Sanchez was described in the arrest report as president of the Deadly Sins motorcycle club, which was described as linked to the Vagos motorcycle club A search of the residence found a Glock 9mm pistol verified by dispatch as stolen. Deputies also found more than 14 grams of cocaine, a digital scale and numerous small baggies as well as three bags of marijuana totaling 10 ounces and prescription drugs with no prescription. He was charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent to sell, possession of a stolen firearm and as an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. He was also charged with possession of testosterone and a dangerous drug without a prescription, possession of paraphernalia and marijuana. Finally, he was charged with child endangerment because his young son was present. Total bail was set at $92,600.

Irvin "Jim" Gesselman

June 26, 1935 ~ July 23, 2019 Irvin “Jim” Gesselman, 84, died peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, July 23, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Michael William Ball

July 3, 1952 ~ July 24, 2019 Long time Fallon resident Michael William Ball passed away surrounded by loved ones on July 24, 2019 at Banner Churchill Hospital in Fallon Nevada. Mike was born to Leo and Myrtle Ball on July 3, 1952 in Oakland, California.

Paul Eugene Lower

Paul Eugene Lower, passed away July 28, 2019 in Fallon, NV. Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 775-423-2255.

Carson Nugget to host job fair Tuesday

The Carson Nugget is holding a job fair from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday to fill positions in full-time, part-time and seasonal capacities. All levels of experience are invited to attend the event in Alatte on the main floor of the casino at 507 N. Carson St.

Joe Santoro: Can Mountain West football attract attention?

The Mountain West’s football media is predicting another season void of a championship for the Nevada Wolf Pack. The 21 media members who voted in the conference’s preseason poll predict the Wolf Pack to finish third in the West Division behind Fresno State and San Diego State and ahead of Hawaii, UNLV and San Jose State.

Rural Nevada not equipped for big ‘storm Area 51’ turnout

LAS VEGAS — At first, the co-owner of the quirky alien-themed motel down a Nevada highway from the mysterious Area 51 site didn’t take a posting for a prank Facebook event too seriously. Then, her phone started ringing.

Dick Alles

December 14, 1925 ~ July 20, 2019 Richard “Dick” Alles, longtime Fallon native, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2019. Dick was born on December 14, 1925, to Sam and Juliette Alles.

Leslie Cain: Important features to look for in a new home

Whether you are currently searching for your first home or your third home, it is a good strategy to pay close attention to the important features you desire. Not only is this essential to the quality of life for you and your family, but it also factors into a good resale value in the future. Here are six features to carefully evaluate when searching for a new home:

Residential construction projects headed for Carson City Planning Commission

More Carson City residential construction projects are headed to the Planning Commission this week and next month to seek initial city approval.

Sunday, July 28

Carson City birth announcements July 11 to July 18, 2019

To Sierra and Andrew Hames of Minden, Serenity Maylee Hayden Hames, born July 11, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 13 ounces.

Western Nevada College to offer coding bootcamp for teens

Continuing Education at Western Nevada College is offering a new five-day coding boot camp program designed for middle and high school students on July 29 through Aug. 2. The course is offered in partnership with Alphalancers, LLC, a web design and development company based in Reno.

Moon landing celebration continues at Nevada State Museum

Western Nevada College physics professor Thomas Herring wasn’t alive the last time someone stepped foot on the moon.

John Bullis: Only use registered brokers

Glenn C. Mueller is an alleged scam artist who operated nationwide for more than 40 years. He was not a registered broker, but acted as if he was a registered broker. It is reported that he offered an alternative investment he called an alternative to CDs (certificates of deposit). He promised the investment would pay between 3 and 6 percent per month.

Andersen Ranch project in Carson City reviewed

Carson City sent feedback to the developers of a new project proposed for Andersen Ranch on the city’s west side. The project underwent a conceptual map review, a preliminary process in which the city provides comment before an applicant submits a project for official approval. City staff met with the applicant June 18 and sent a letter outlining 53 comments from various departments to Sparks-based engineering firm, Christy Corp., on July 25.

Saturday, July 27

Senior Menus for the week of July 29, 2019

Note: Menus for week of July 29 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Carson City students graduate from University of Utah

The University of Utah congratulates 8,465 students who received their academic degrees May 2. The following local students earned degrees:

Nevada Veterans Coalition honors four veterans

The Nevada Veterans Coalition conducted a military funeral service for four men Thursday at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

EMT class returning to WNC Fallon campus

Thanks to the efforts and contributions by the Rotary Club of Fallon and Banner Churchill Community Hospital, Western Nevada College will resume offering an EMT class to its rural counties starting with the fall 2019 semester.

IT Essentials class can kickstart job in Nevada High Demand Occupation

Western Nevada College offers IT Essentials class in Fallon

IT Essentials class can kickstart job in Nevada high demand occupation

Get started on earning a career-changing information technology certification this fall at Western Nevada College’s Fallon campus.

Carson City road report for July 29 to August 4, 2019

The following information applies to the period of July 29-Aug. 4: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Roger Diez: Monster Energy drivers enter ‘tricky triangle’ this weekend

Last weekend it was the NTT IndyCar series’ turn for rain delays. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series escaped precipitation for once, as New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon remained high and dry all weekend. Yet another new winner took the checkered flag at Loudon, as Kevin Harvick ended his long winless drought with a spirited late-race battle with Denny Hamlin. For the second week in a row, the winning driver came from neither the Gibbs nor the Penske team.

Talk of the Town: Bike Authority in Carson City

Are you in search of a bike doctor? A bike mechanic for all of your needs? Well, look no further

Carson City School Board action on former church property delayed

The Carson City School Board on Tuesday voted to proceed with the revised letter of intent for the former Capital Christian property at 1600 Snyder Ave., but it lacked a quorum for action. The letter has expired as of Thursday and the board must wait until the next board meeting in August to take further action.

Past Pages for July 27 to July 30, 2019

Saturday 150 Years Ago Insane: A woman was found wandering in the mountains near Treasure City. A man who saw her tried to induce her to accompany him to Hamilton, but she refused and not been seen since — believed to be insane.

Friday, July 26

Nevada to get nearly $1.5 million in Equifax settlement

Attorney General Aaron Ford said Monday that Nevada will get $1.47 million as its share of the Equifax settlement. The total nationwide settlement is $600 million, most of which goes into a $425 million consumer restitution fund following the investigation into the company’s massive 2017 data breach.

Is Joe Conforte dead? Online sources indicate he is

Joe Conforte, the colorful, controversial brothel operator who ran the Mustang Ranch east of Reno but fled the U.S. more than two decades ago to avoid prison, has reportedly died.

Carson pediatric dentist opening Dayton practice

Carson City Pediatric Dentistry has begun accepting appointments for its new practice, Dayton Pediatric Dentistry, which opens Aug. 6. The office is located at 6 Pinecone Road, suite 2, in the Smith’s shopping center.

Carson City Fair opens at Fuji Park

Proud parents, family members and friends crowded around the tent Friday to check on their students and livestock at the Youth Livestock Auction at Fuji Park during the Carson City Fair.

Carson City health inspections for June 27 to July 5, 2019

Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for June 27 to July 5. A, B or C grades are given based on the inspection score, which starts at zero. Points are added for each violation. Note: Low-risk factors are noted but not factored into scoring, although restaurants are still required to correct them.

Marilyn Foster: Stay at the once-most exclusive club in the world

Next April, join us on the Mayflower Tours excursion to four of the most interesting cities in the South where you will experience southern hospitality, learn more about the Civil War — from the southern point of view — and eat the freshest of shrimp and other seafood and the crispiest of golden fried chicken.

Grasshoppers swarming through Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — A migration of mild-mannered grasshoppers sweeping through the Las Vegas area is being attributed to wet weather several months ago.

Carson City, Reno add jobs while state reports overall decrease in June

Reno reported a 300-job increase in total employment from May to June of this year and Carson City held steady even as total statewide employment fell.

Thursday, July 25

Nevada Parks Division seeks applicants for recreational trails grants

Nevada’s Parks Division is seeking pre-applications for grants under the Recreational Trails program.

Youth Theatre Carson City opens Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid, Jr.’ on Friday

Youth Theatre Carson City will present its production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” during the weekends of July 26 and Aug. 2 in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center.

Remember Jones? Yeah, they’re coming back to Carson City

Carson City has a good memory of this week’s co-headliner at the Levitt AMP Concert Series. Remember Jones returns for the second year in a row, back by popular demand as stated by the Brewery Arts Center.

Michael E. Watts Jr.

Michael E. Watts Jr., age 42, of Silver Springs, NV passed away on July 20, 2019. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home,

Questions about Nevada caucuses? Call the parties, election official says

Wayne Thorley, elections deputy to Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, says people with questions about the Democratic and Republican caucuses should call those parties for information, not the Secretary of State’s office. He said the caucuses are administered completely by the two major parties and that his office has nothing to do with them and no control over them.

Democrat Clint Koble says he’ll challenge Nevada Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei again

RENO — Nevada Democrat Clint Koble says he plans to run for Congress again in a bid to unseat 2nd District Republican Rep. Mark Amodei. Koble scheduled his 2020 campaign launch for Thursday in Reno.

Omar Sarabia Rodriguez

Omar Sarabia Rodriguez, age 43, of Carson City, NV passed away on July 17, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Walton’s Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, (775) 783-9312.

Leonard William Allen

July 4, 1925 - July 10, 2019 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Leonard Allen. He was born on the 4th of July 1925, to Nina and Ray Allen, on what is known today as the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Reservation.

Nevada Legislature deli converting to a high-tech vending operation

Beginning Aug. 1, state workers will see a dramatic change in the legislative delicatessen.

Wednesday, July 24

Tahoe project wins $2.2 million transportation grant

The federal Department of Transportation has awarded the Tahoe Transportation District $2,215,000 for Nevada’s Low or No Emission Program.

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal make Carson City debut

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal make their first trip to Carson City, and it’s the first time they’ve played anywhere near the area.

Western Nevada lawmakers label 2019 Legislature anti-business

Five western Nevada lawmakers, all Republicans, told the monthly Northern Nevada Development Authority meeting Wednesday that the 2019 session was very anti-business. And Senate Minority Leader James Settelmeyer of Gardnerville said the worst thing “wasn’t even a bill. It was an opinion.”

Aaron Sims enters race for Carson City mayor in 2020

The 2020 race for Carson City mayor has its first official entrant. Aaron Sims announced his candidacy last weekend in a Mills Parks event.

Goats found wandering along freeway in Carson City

The Nevada Humane Society in Carson City has some unusual guests. A pair of goats were brought in Tuesday morning by the Nevada Highway Patrol after being found on the southbound side of I-580 just south of the Fairview Drive exit.

Bill Funk

Bill Funk passed away surrounded by love on July 12, 2019, following a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. His beloved wife, Marilyn Zuckerman, passed away last August and Bill just couldn’t live without her.

Forged $100 bills found on woman at jail, 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 2:37 a.m., Salud Garcia, 28, was charged with possession of a half dozen forged $100 bills discovered by jail staff when she was booked on other charges. The arrest report states that all the bills had the same serial number. She was already facing charges involving a Reno Justice Court warrant and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her total bail was set at $51,000.

Carson City Water Resource Recovery Facility project nears completion

The roughly $40 million project to rehab Carson City’s Water Resource Recovery Facility is nearing completion. Next month, the odor control system for the headworks where the waste water enters the treatment plant will be turned on, reducing the familiar smell that emanates from the 5th Street facility.

LVN to close walk-in office in downtown Fallon

Effective Friday, we will close the downtown Fallon office of the Lahontan Valley News. However, we want you to know and be assured that we will continue to publish the Lahontan Valley News every week in print, and we’ll continue to publish content online. We are committed to bringing you the local news and information you cannot get from any other source.

USS Hornet crew: a front-row seat to history

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CVS-12) witnessed history from a front-row seat when Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins splashed down in the South Pacific 50 years ago on Wednesday after a successful moon landing that united the world if only for a short time.

Fallon students research chronic inflammation

This summer, the Western Nevada College campus in Fallon hosted a three-week research opportunity for students.

Navy, region remain vigilant on earthquake awareness

Two major earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.4 and 7.1 and series of small temblors near Ridgecrest, Calif., over the Fourth of July weekend not only disrupted everyday life for the town and surrounding area but also ceased most operations at the massive Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake 325 miles southwest of Fallon.

Otuafi named Female Athlete of the Year

Within a week of her walking on to the court as a freshman, Anne Smith knew she had someone special.

Who was Major William Ormsby? Part 3

Throughout 1858 and 1859, Maj. William Ormsby — no doubt recalling lessons learned in the founding of Sacramento — developed his real estate holdings, particularly in Carson City, where he wholeheartedly embraced city founder Abraham Curry’s vision of the community as the seat of a new state capital.

Assuring your pet is insured

If you have ever been faced with a huge veterinary bill after your pet has had an accident or major illness, you are not alone. My sister recently had a major expense with her dog who needed dental surgery. The bill was big and unexpected. Unfortunately, she had no pet insurance.

Hot weather, tasty treats greet Taste of Downtown in Carson City

Thousands jam packed downtown Carson City on Saturday night for the annual Taste of Downtown benefiting Advocates to End Domestic Violence. Winners from the ticket buyer voting were:

Past Pages for July 24 to July 26, 2019

Wednesday 150 Years Ago Virginia and Carson Railroad: The grading will be finished by September. Spikes, car wheels and the like are arriving in Carson. The rails will not be here for 40 days as they are coming from Liverpool.

Tuesday, July 23

Nevada Court of Appeals upholds decision suppressing statements in DUI case

The Nevada Court of Appeals last week upheld Carson District Judge James Wilson’s decision to throw out statements made by Dave Lucero Jim, Sr., after he was arrested on DUI charges.

VIDEO: Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks help in identifying theft suspects

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in a theft of tools at Smart Foods, 222 Fairview Drive in Carson City, on July 18.

Wheeled Food Wednesday to feature flute quartet at Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center

A flute quartet will spice up Wheeled Food Wednesday this week. Food trucks including King of Kings, Hot Rodz, Bus Boy, Black Rock Bison, and Press Coffee and Waffles will be offering dinner at the Brewery Arts Center from 5:30-8 p.m.

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony opens concert series at Genoa Lakes

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus opens its concert series at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club Ballroom at 7 p.m. July 31 with a special program.

Nevada Wolf Pack football picked third in Mountain West’s West division

Senior tackle Jake Nelson and sophomore running back Toa Taua were selected to the Mountain West’s Preseason All-Conference team on Tuesday. The announcement was made by the league at its annual media event at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Southern Nevada.

2-year-old Fallon boy found dead in irrigation canal

A 2-year-old boy died Monday after being found in an irrigation canal about a mile east of the residence where he was reported missing from.

Two wildlife awareness talks set for Spooner Lake park

The Nevada Urban Wildlife Coordinator has scheduled two sessions at Spooner Lake Park to tell people how to react to wild animals they may encounter in the area.

Jim Peckham named Northern Nevada Economic Development Authority’s 2019 Pioneer of the Year

Jim Peckham, executive director of the nonprofit Friends In Service Helping, is Northern Nevada Development Authority’s 2019 Pioneer of the Year. “We are excited to recognize Jim’s many efforts which support the economic ecosystem of Nevada’s Sierra Region,” said Rob Hooper, NNDA president and CEO. “NNDA and FISH share a common goal: lifting up families now and to create a better future for our children and our children’s children.”

Brewery Arts Center grant to restore outside mural in Carson City

The Brewery Arts Center received a $10,000 grant, which the arts organization will use to restore the mural on the side of the building on Division Street and add lighting and benches at the bus stop there.

Monday, July 22

Carson City asks for feedback on master plan for the Prison Hill Recreation Area

Carson City is seeking public input on a master plan for the Prison Hill Recreation Area. A survey focusing on trailheads, access points, and the area west of Koontz Lane is available at until 5 p.m., Aug. 9.

Robert Eugene Wetzel

Robert Eugene Wetzel, 92 of Minden, passed away on July 21, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Nevada Public Employee Retirement System earns 8.5 percent return

Nevada’s Public Employee Retirement System earned a whopping 8.5 percent interest on its investments in Fiscal Year 2019. That is higher than the system’s 8.3 percent benchmark and well above the 7.5 percent rate of return the system projected for the year — a rate that critics of PERS said at the time was unattainable.

1 call nets 3 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 7:02 p.m., Rosa Ramsey, 26, was arrested after a traffic stop at Nichols Lane and U.S. 50 for running a stop sign. A check with dispatch revealed a felony warrant by Parole and Probation. She was held without bail.

Hydration is purification

Water is our life-source, covering 70% of planet earth’s surface and composing approximately 70% of the human body. It is no wonder why the average human should be drinking around 8 glasses of water per day. Unfortunately, the majority of us get far less than this amount and much of the water that we drink is deprived by all the caffeine we consume on a daily basis. If you are exercising consistently you need to be drinking more than just 8 glasses per day.

Nevada State Museum in Carson City celebrates moon landing’s golden anniversary

Fifty years after Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took “one giant leap for mankind,” the image of putting a man on the moon remains a source of pride wrapped in awe for most Americans.

Angela Marie Valenzuela

July 25, 1967 ~ July 8, 2019 Angela Marie Valenzuela passed away suddenly on July 8, 2019. Angela was born July 25, 1967, she would have been 52 years old.

Did last week mark the start of a new policy for the federal reserve?

The U.S. Federal Reserve has a reputation for providing little transparency about the timing and direction of potential rate changes. That reputation was challenged last week.

Nevada Health Centers’ Mammovan stopping in Fallon Wednesday

The Mammovan is stopping in Fallon Wednesday. Early detection is key in the fight against breast cancer, so access to screenings is critically important. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Fallon’s Norcutt wins national rodeo title

On Friday, Fallon’s Ali Norcutt took matters in her own hands — along with the help of a trusty steed — and benefited from lower scores from those in front. Following a fifth-place finish in the 2018 National High School Finals Rodeo as a freshman, the sophomore went to No. 1.

Reno Aces planning for annual Military Night

The Reno Aces baseball team is honoring the area’s veterans Aug. 3 with its annual Military Appreciation Night at Greater Nevada Field. Reno hosts Omaha at 7:05 p.m.

Jim Valentine: Timing is everything in real estate

Timing is important throughout real estate transactions, from looking at the property, through negotiations, to the closing of the escrow. It isn’t something to be taken casually if you want to compete in a dynamic market. Once you get into escrow, it is critical that you comply with the time frames set out in the sales agreement.

Affordable housing groups look ahead after Nevada Legislature wins

Nevada affordable housing advocates are looking ahead after a legislative session in which a handful of housing-related bills passed. “What can you do? Get in touch with your legislators and encourage three things: lift spending caps and fund to the highest level possible, support bold proposals, and block (Housing and Urban Development) proposed rules,” Brooke Schipporeit, housing advocacy organizer, National Low Income Housing Coalition, told attendees to a webinar hosted by the Nevada Housing Coalition.

Sunday, July 21

Carson City birth announcements May 2 to July 3, 2019

To Amy and Dennis Williams of Carson City, Anna Williams, born May 2, 2019, weighing 8 pounds and 4 ounces. To Jeanette and Adrian Hunter of Dayton, Luna Mae Hunter, born June 21, 2019, weighing 8 pounds and 0 ounce.

Nevada committee aims to boost participation in 2020 census

LAS VEGAS — A panel formed by Nevada’s governor to encourage statewide participation in the 2020 U.S. Census is stressing the importance of people being counted, following a fight in Washington, D.C., over whether to include a citizenship question.

Western Nevada College News & Notes: Earn a career-changing credential in a semester or less

Seize benefits of a great economy by obtaining an industry-recognized credential at Western Nevada College this fall. Training opportunities exist — many of which are available with an investment of eight weeks to one semester. Certifications demonstrate skills proficiencies allowing for higher job placement. Full funding is available for most of these options:

Carson City Airport Authority moving forward on strategic, master plans

The Airport Authority on Wednesday approved drafts of both its strategic plan and master plan. The master plan, funded by a grant received in 2017 and conducted by Coffman Associates, includes the airport’s layout plan and a technical report on adding nighttime operations to the facility.

John Bullis: Another marriage penalty

The income tax law still has some penalties for married folks. But a “new” one was illustrated in the tax court case of Timothy T. and Christina Fisher. This was about the advance premium assistance tax credit that Christina applied against her monthly health insurance premium. She submitted an application to the Exchange (Health Insurance Marketplace) in December 2014. She bought a medical insurance policy. The Exchange determined her income was so low she was entitled to an advance of $371 per month or $4,452 for the year 2015.

Joe Santoro: Fill Mackay? It may take perfection from the Nevada Wolf Pack football team

The Nevada Wolf Pack football team will play at Oregon this year, at Penn State and South Florida next year, at California and Kansas State in 2021, at Iowa in 2022 and at USC in 2023.

Saturday, July 20

Senior menus for the week of July 22, 2019

Note: Menus for week of July 22 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Carson City students graduate from Gonzaga University

SPOKANE, Wash. — The following Gonzaga University students participated in graduation exercises during the Commencement Ceremony held May 12 in Spokane’s Veterans’ Memorial Arena.

Carson City Road Report for July 22-28

Reminder: Carson Street will be closed between Fifth Street and Robinson Street, from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. today for Taste of Downtown. Road Report as of July 18. The following information applies to the period of July 22-28:

Nevada jobs up over 2019 in June; unemployment holds at 4%

As of June, employment was up 45,500 jobs in Nevada over the year despite a dip of 4,000 jobs throughout the month of June, according to the state’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s June economic report. It was welcome news, but the unemployment rate stayed at 4 percent from May and was down by .5 percent compared to June 2018.

High Sierra Music Festival keeps getting better

If there is one common thought among many who make the trip to High Sierra Music Festival every year, it’s that: It just keeps getting better. The music festival in Quincy, Calif., took place from July 4-7. The magical universe that is created for one weekend has come and gone, and many already look forward to next year.

Roger Diez: A little brotherly love on the track

It was an all-Busch brothers show at Kentucky last Sunday, with Kurt winning Stage 1 and the race, and Kyle taking Stage 2. The final laps gave a whole new meaning to the term sibling rivalry, with a brotherly love tap as they came off turn four on the last lap. But both hung on for a one-two finish, with big brother Kurt outlasting little brother Kyle to score another win for Chevy.

Keith Barham: Microsoft support for Windows 7 ending: What it means for you

It’s true, Windows 7 is in its final days. As of Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will end all support to the operating system, pulling the plug on Windows 7. While devices with Windows 7 installed will still turn on and continue to run, Microsoft no longer will issue updates for security or optimization, leaving these systems open to possible third-party attacks.

Apollo 11 crew left footprints near Fallon during training for moon launch

What may have been a storied bootprint from the first man to walk on the moon 50 years ago was preceded five years before the historic landing.

Past Pages for July 20 to July 24, 2019

Saturday 150 Years Ago Hot: The amount of calorie in the atmosphere raised old mercury as noticed at Dr. Munckton’s store. It had crawled up to 89 degrees Fahrenheit—a pretty good heat for Sageland.

Friday, July 19

Nevada Senate Republicans sue over bills eliminating reduction of business tax and extension of DMV fee

Eight Nevada Senate Republicans on Friday followed up on a May promise to challenge the extension of the Modified Business Tax sunset. The senators led by Senate Minority Leader James Settelmeyer, R-Gardnerville, filed suit in Carson City District Court alleging Gov. Steve Sisolak and Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro violated the Nevada Constitution.

Juice and salad bar ready to give Carson City a healthy shot

Douglas County couple Bryan Murphy and Kacie DeKruse didn’t expect to receive such a warm welcome to their Carson City-based juice and salad bar business, So Juicy, before opening July 8. They had about 900 followers on Facebook, and they’d received numerous requests online and in person about when they’d be ready for business at 208 N. Carson St. The community was eager to try the couple’s menu of mixed juices, assorted smoothies, wellness shots and salads with choices to include chicken, tofu and other healthy assortments.

Body of drowned kayaker pulled from Nevada’s Washoe Lake

RENO — Authorities have recovered the body of a kayaker who apparently drowned in Washoe Lake between Reno and Carson City.

Deena Eborn Tucker

August 22, 1952 ~ July 18, 2019 Deena Eborn Tucker, 66, passed away on July 18, 2019, at her home in Fallon, Nevada three months after being diagnosed with cancer.

James Dzurenda has resigned as director of the Nevada Department of Corrections

James Dzurenda has resigned as director of the Nevada Department of Corrections. Gov. Steve Sisolak thanked Dzurenda for his efforts to reform Nevada’s correctional system and said he will launch an in-state and out of state search for his replacement.

Cost of Raiders stadium in Las Vegas rises to $1.9 billion

LAS VEGAS — Officials have raised the budget to $1.9 billion for the 65,000-seat Las Vegas Stadium being built for the NFL’s relocated Raiders and UNLV football. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the stadium authority board on Thursday approved $40 million in construction additions. They include 20 more suites and a field-level club area to be paid for by personal and club seat sales that weren’t part of the original budget.

Carson City Board of Supervisors approve Lompa Ranch plan

Plans for a new residential subdivision on Lompa Ranch moved forward on Thursday when the Board of Supervisors approved a tentative map for the project.

US Air Force warns against joke event to ‘storm Area 51’

LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people “storm Area 51,” the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert.

Round up rhubarb for savory, sweet summer recipes

Many of us in Northern Nevada include rhubarb in our summer gardens. It is an abundant and versatile perennial vegetable with many medicinal and culinary uses.

Nevada State Museum minting replica 1870 half dollar in Carson City

It’s been almost 150 years since the first Liberty Seated half dollar was struck on Coin Press No. 1 inside the U.S. Branch Mint in Carson City — coins made of Nevada silver and bearing the signature “CC” mint mark.

Thursday, July 18

Doorbell video helps nab burglar, 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. WEDNESDAY At 7:20 a.m., Keith Filialt, 25, was arrested on an attempted residential burglary charge after a doorbell video showed him attempting to enter the home through the front door. The arrest report says previous to that he had burglarized another home and had the items taken from that home. Bail was set at $20,000.

Nevada State Museum lecture in Carson City focuses on ‘CC’ Mint coins

Rusty Goe has spent much of his professional life on a deep dive into the history of the U.S. Mint in Carson City. He’s written multiple books on the subject and spent thousands of hours in research, getting to know the people who worked there 150 years ago.

Carson City health inspections for June 18 to 26, 2019

Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for June 18 to 26. A, B or C grades are given based on the inspection score, which starts at zero. Points are added for each violation. Note: Low-risk factors are noted but not factored into scoring, although restaurants are still required to correct them.

Wilbur Stephens (Wib)

Wilbur Stephens (Wib), a long time Fallon resident, peacefully passed away this past winter. He lived into his mid-90s and loved his projects and his garden until the end.

Marilyn F. Koschella

November 11, 1937 ~ July 8, 2019 There will be two memorial services held for Marilyn at the following locations:

UNLV: Assistant football coach Barney Cotton waiting for heart transplant

LAS VEGAS — UNLV offensive coordinator Barney Cotton is awaiting a heart transplant and will not coach on the field this season. Rebels coach Tony Sanchez said Thursday in a news release from the school that the 62-year-old Cotton is in Omaha, Nebraska, and on a waiting list to receive a heart.

University of Nevada, Reno seeks OK for Mackay Stadium renovation lawsuit

RENO — Lawyers for the University of Nevada, Reno are asking the state’s board of regents to authorize a lawsuit against architects they blame for a botched renovation project that left the school’s football stadium in violation of the Americans with Disability Act.

Former Nevada Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson sentenced to 27 months in prison

LAS VEGAS — A former top Democratic lawmaker in Nevada has been sentenced to 27 months in prison and fined almost $250,000 for misusing campaign funds.

Anna Marrone

May 22, 1963 - July 13, 2019 Anna passed away peacefully in her sleep.

Helen Calista (Kolstrup) Yturiaga Early Huntley

April 27,1931 ~ July 12, 2019 Helen was predeceased by her parents Kemma Osgood and Leslie Kolstrup and brother Gary Kolstrup.

Pilot accused of flying while drunk in Nevada crash

MESQUITE — Authorities say a Washington state man was arrested on suspicion of operating an aircraft while under the influence of alcohol after his plane crashed while landing at an airport in Southern Nevada and then caught fire.

Dennis “Denny” “Borgie” LaVern Borgen

Dennis “Denny” “Borgie” LaVern Borgen, age 70, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away on July 4, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Aaker Funeral Home, 701-247-2509.

Fernley Victory Logistics District to develop 4,300 acres of industrial land

Plans to develop a 4,300-acre premier distribution, manufacturing and commercial center east of Fernley were announced Tuesday at a press conference by Mark IV Capital, a privately held real estate company based in Newport Beach, Calif.

Carson City restaurants work to reduce food waste

At first glance, it looks like any other restaurant garbage can: a medley of cauliflower stems, cabbage stems, carrot tops and onion skins. But these kitchen scraps atop the trash at Gather, a farm-to-table eatery tucked on the corner of Carson and Telegraph streets in downtown Carson City, are not headed for the city landfill. This disposed food is heading for a farm 40 miles away in Wellington.

Wednesday, July 17

Grants available for water pollution projects in Nevada

Nevada’s Environmental Protection Division is offering about $1 million in grants for projects to prevent or control non-point source water pollution.

Transient arrested for drinking on probation, 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 8 p.m., a 33-year-old utility worker was charged with multiple misdemeanors after a traffic stop for an expired registration on North Carson Street. He was also charged with a suspended driver’s license and held on warrants charging petit larceny and a traffic citation issued in Fernley. Bail was set at $1,250.

Grammy winning zydeco group performs Saturday at Carson City Levitt AMP Concert Series

Two-time Grammy winner Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience perform Saturday at the Carson City Levitt AMP Concert Series presented by The Change Companies. The band brings zydeco music from Louisiana to Carson City for the first time.

Nevada governor, congressional delegation want Yucca Mountain seismic review

Gov. Steve Sisolak and members of Nevada’s congressional delegation have called on the U.S. Energy Department to do a complete re-evaluation of the seismic dangers of the Yucca Mountain dump site. The letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry was drafted n the wake of the strong earthquakes that just hit Southern California. The letter explains that those quakes were strongly felt in Southern Nevada and in the area around Yucca Mountain 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom to keynote Lake Tahoe summit Aug. 20

RENO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will give the keynote address at the annual environmental summit at Lake Tahoe being hosted this year by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Gift card scam continues to target Carson City residents

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has continued to see an increased amount of phone scams. We want the public to remain vigilant and educated in these issues. Scammers are routinely calling people saying they have missed a court date, missed a jury summons, they have a warrant, or they owe fines. The caller identifies themselves as a member of the Sheriff’s Office or member of the court. They will even use real names of high ranking members of the Sheriff’s Office or Judges, names that they think the public will recognize. The caller will at times provide a phone number to call back with a recording saying it’s the Sheriff’s Office. No government agency will call you in this fashion and then ask you to send them money over the phone to handle a situation like that. Any legitimate issues you would have involving a missed court date or jury summons will require you to show up in person. No law enforcement agency will collect money over the phone for any issue.

Former Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson to be sentenced Thursday

Former state Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson will be sentenced Thursday on federal wire fraud charges for converting a quarter-million dollars in campaign contributions to his personal use

Douglas High grad Krysta Palmer 10th at world championships

Douglas High graduate Krysta Palmer and her partner Alison Gibson finished 10th in the women’s synchronized 3-meter Monday at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

Transforming Carson Street into Carson City’s biggest block party

On Saturday, Carson Street will transform into a huge block party attracting thousands of partiers and foodies who want to sample new foods, enjoy locally produced brews, be entertained, and meet up with old friends. Though the venue is geared more toward adults, the annual Taste of Downtown also is a family affair. Children seem to enjoy the stroll along Carson Street as much as the adults.

Saturday’s Carson City, Douglas County pond tour is one for the ages

One of Carson Valley’s newest ponds will celebrate its oldest residents

Walter St. Clair Cochran III

April 2nd 1946 ~ January 1st 2019 Corky, one of life’s true gents!

Long-forgotten veterans receive military service

FERNLEY — World War II pilot Jack Hall of Minden sat in a small, air-conditioned room at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery waiting for the 18th mission of the Missing in Nevada ceremony to begin Friday afternoon.

McCormick named Athlete of the Year

Sean McCormick may be the most decorated athlete in Greenwave history.

WWII veterans see the memorials built in their honor

Shortly before his arrival in Guadalcanal as a 17-year-old poised for war, the battle for a small jungle-entangled Pacific island endured some of the fiercest fighting during the first year of World War II. Both Marines and soldiers repelled a six-month Japanese assault on the small 90-mile long island in the Solomon chain, while aviation assets and naval resources aided in the battle.

Afraid of eating? We are too

It seems like every day there is breaking news about foods that will harm you. The most irritating part of these announcements is that the foods change from day to day. One day coffee is harmful, and the next it is good for you. It’s tough to know what is what.

Books, Bites and Beverages set for Aug. 9

Books, Bites and Beverages: A Literary Adventure will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9.

Carson City school board considers changes to search, seizure policy

The Carson City School Board has proposed changes to its search and seizure policy and regulation as part of routine review, according to administrators. The discussion item at the July 9 board meeting was an opportunity to strengthen language and give guidance in areas where trustees felt the policy was vague in enforcing searches or providing consent and to determine what to do about a student if they’re found in possession of a dangerous item or under the influence of a controlled substance.

Past Pages for July 17 to 19, 2019

Wednesday 150 Years Ago All kinds of weather: Overland passengers from Utah and the desert were treated to an unusual variety of climate changes. They came parched and weary from the transit and then at the Truckee were greeted by a heavy rain and hail. On the summit they had a respectable snow storm and then they entered upon a climate that received unqualified praise.

Tuesday, July 16

Lone Mountain hospital hosts family day Sunday

Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital will host a family fun day Sunday to celebrate American Animal Hospital Association Accredited Hospital Day. AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day celebrates champions for excellent care. The event takes place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital, 780 College Parkway in Carson City.

Darwin A. Barnes

October 18, 1933 ~ July 11, 2019 Darwin A. Barnes, 85, of Minden, NV passed away peacefully on July 11, 2019 in Carson City, NV.

Trump administration: BLM HQ moving to Colorado

DENVER — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it can save taxpayers millions of dollars, make better decisions and trim a “top heavy” office in Washington by moving the headquarters of the nation’s biggest land agency to Colorado and dispersing scores of jobs across 11 states in the U.S. West.

Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Eleanore K. Gardner

Eleanore K. Gardner, 102, died July 3, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Floyd Birdsell

FLOYD BIRDSELL, 77, of Carson City passed away July 13, 2019. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Ross Gold Park playground in Carson City open to public

The Ross Gold Park Playground Project is now open to the public.

Carol Joyce (Speck) Peirce

Carol Joyce (Speck) Peirce, age 85, of Carson City, NV, passed away on July 14, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Nevada Treasurer’s office returns record $44 million in unclaimed property to owners

The Nevada Treasurer’s Office returned nearly $44 million in unclaimed property to Nevadans in fiscal 2019. A spokesman said that is $3.8 million more than the previous fiscal year and a record for single year individual payouts

Downtown Fallon listed in the National Register of Historic Places

On June 27, the National Park Service listed the iconic Maine Street Historic District in Fallon in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the nation’s official list of places worthy of preservation, recognizing important places and potentially qualifying them for certain grants and tax incentives.

Carson City Fair set for Fuji Park from July 26 to July 28

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension presents the 2019 Carson City Fair on July 26 to 28 at Fuji Park, 601 Old Clear Creek Road. The event is put on in partnership with the Northern Nevada Antique Power Club, Simerson Events, LLC and others to celebrate youth and agriculture.

Monday, July 15

Tickets on sale for Saturday's Taste of Downtown in Carson City

Tickets are now on sale for the 26th annual Taste of Downtown to be held July 20. The event benefits Advocates to End Domestic Violence, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary and begins at 5:30 p.m.

Fire reported Monday in Silver Springs

6:30 p.m.: Central Lyon Fire has lifted evacuation orders but people are to stay out of fire department operations. CLCFPD reports 2 homes were lost in the fire. No report on injuries.

NV Energy to discuss fire emergency shut downs in Incline Village

NV Energy will hold an open house in Incline Village on Wednesday to tell customers about the possible shut down of electric power in the event of a fire emergency.

Diana Lynn Rollins

Diana Lynn Rollins, 65, died July 11, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Reported shoplifter allows search, is jailed for drugs, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 6:20 p.m., a 35-year-old was arrested after deputies responded to a report of unauthorized person entering the Brewery Arts Center which was closed at the time. Two men fitting the description of the individual were stopped by deputies a couple of blocks away and a check with dispatch revealed one of them had two outstanding warrants. His bail was set at $6,000.

Gregory “Greg” Hanson

January 17, 1947 – June 29, 2019 A beloved husband, dad, grandpa, brother, and friend, Greg Hanson was a passionate plantsman and outdoorsman.

Ceva Frances Anderson

July 6, 1932 - June 30, 2019 Ceva Frances Andersen 86, of Carson City, NV, died peacefully in her sleep on June 30, 2019. Born July 6, 1932.

Raoul C. "Bill" Noland

July 1, 1924 - June 13, 2019 Bill passed away on June 13, 2019 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Born July 1, 1924 in Vallejo, California to Roscoe C. "Tommy" Noland and Edna Miller Noland .

Carson City First Presbyterian Church building a labor of love

To its worshippers and to Carson City, First Presbyterian Church’s original building remains historically, culturally and theologically valuable, and retiring Pastor Bruce Kochsmeier said the structure has helped to shape the church into something stronger.

James (Jim) Warren Pelfrey

March 14, 1961 - June 13th, 2019 Jim passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Linda J. Peton

Linda J. Peton, 73, died June 29, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Linda Sue Ellis (Schaper)

June 15, 1941 - June 17, 2019 Linda Sue Ellis (Schaper) passed away on June 17th in Carson City, Nevada at the age of 78, after a brief stay in the hospital.

The Bulls are running

Last week, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index set a new record, closing above 3,000 for the first time. Other major U.S. stock indices also finished at record highs, reported Barron’s.

Nevada Supreme Court rejects killer’s bid to get off death row

RENO — The Nevada Supreme Court has denied a Reno man’s latest bid to get off death row for the 2008 rape and killing of a 19-year-old college student that became one of the highest-profile cases in the city’s history.

Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada renovations approved by Historic Resources Commission

The Historic Resources Commission on Thursday approved a revised plan for renovations at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada.

Mayor, councilwoman take oaths of office

Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford and newly elected Councilwoman Karla Kent took their oaths of office Friday in a Ceremony of Protocol conducted at the City Hall courtyard.

Bettie Anne Richie

May 9, 1936 ~ July 8, 2019 Bettie Anne Richie, long time Fallon resident, passed away July 8, 2019. Bettie was born May 9, 1936 in Houston, Texas to Lynn and Camille Dequire. Bettie with her husband, Sam, moved to Fallon in 1999.

The Homestead expands its memory care unit

Homestead Assisted Living recently conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the expansion of its memory care unit.

Jim Valentine: How to determine prices

There are many components in real estate that contribute to value. When you are trying to determine a price at which to list your home, it might not be as simple as just comparing it to the home down the street, especially if you have a unique property. Buyers are faced with similar challenges, how does one determine a fair price in a dynamic market?

Fallon riders qualify for national rodeo finals

Hope and dreams are what young cowboys and cowgirls seek at the next level of competition. Fallon’s lucky seven hope to roll the dice their way this week.

Carson City Board of Supervisors to look at state agreement to purchase water from Marlette Lake

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday will vote whether to approve a two-year agreement with the state of Nevada to purchase water from the Marlette Lake water system.

Creating a natural First Aid kit

Whether you’re camping, biking, boating or hiking in the great outdoors or even just relaxing at home it’s always handy to have your very own natural first aid kit in case something goes wrong. Mother Nature has shown us that there are many useful healing remedies one can use without having to stop at the pharmacy. Pack some peace of mind by having these products on hand to insure common problems don’t put a damper on your adventure.

Sunday, July 14

Dirk Roper: Common questions homeowners ask

Over the past 30 plus years, we’ve been asked countless questions from customers throughout western Nevada. Many of them have been asked enough times that I felt it important to share. Does a bigger HVAC system provide better performance?

Carson City Elks Lodge fundraiser honors local vets

On July 6, the Carson City Elks Lodge #2177 held a veterans’ fundraiser “Grilling Demonstration with Chef Sparky.”

Carson City’s Click Bond hires vice president of quality assurance

Click Bond, Inc., has announced Michele Varela has joined its team as vice president of quality assurance. She will lead the quality organization to guide product improvements and develop quality systems.

Lake Tahoe youth campers learn crafts, life skills

During a break at the Nevada Statewide Youth Summer Camp, Tyler Murray of Silver Springs tossed a football around a small circle of campers. While he said he enjoyed the activities, he mostly appreciated the sense of connection he’s felt and the lessons learned about being vulnerable.

Leslie Cain: Protect your home from wildland fire

Fire season is here — which means there is no time to waste in preparing your property to withstand a wildland fire threat. In fact, steps taken now to implement safety measures can help minimize your loss and protect your home and property, so get started now with these helpful tips: Create defensible space

Joe Santoro: Can 2019 - 20 Nevada Wolf Pack pack Lawlor Events Center?

The lines of fans in front of Lawlor Events Center’s doors waiting to watch Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball games might be a whole lot shorter this coming season

Saturday, July 13

Senior menus for the week of July 15, 2019

Note: Menus for week of July 15 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Garrett Edward Smith and Jessica Monique Castillo marry June 22

Garrett Edward Smith and Jessica Monique Castillo were married on June 22 at the Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks, Calif. They met in second grade 22 years ago at St. Catherine of Siena School in Reseda, Calif.

Talk of the Town: Gather in Carson City

We gather in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall We gather on holidays to answer the call But have you been to “Gather” to gather?

Carson City Road Report for July 15 - 21, 2019

Road Report as of July 11. The following information applies to the period of July 15-21: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Tony Romo expands lead, takes command at American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament

STATELINE, NEV. — Tony Romo gave the field a glimmer of hope, but the defending champ finished strong and holds a commanding lead heading into the final round of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.

Full moon hike Monday at Washoe Lake State Park

July events at Washoe Lake State Park include a full moon hike and a birdwatching program. Reservations are required for the full moon hike and can be made by calling 775-687-4319 or e-mailing The park entrance fee is $5 per vehicle. There is no additional charge for these programs.

Roger Diez: Weather playing big role in NASCAR season

This seems to be a year in which Mother Nature is more involved in NASCAR races than ever. Perhaps inspired by Independence Day celebrations, she provided a light show in the form of lightning at Daytona last weekend. Saturday night’s race was delayed until Sunday, and then ended after 127 of the scheduled 160 laps by lightning, followed by rain.

John Bullis: Estate of Tom Petty problems

Tom Petty, rock and roll singer, died Oct. 2, 2017, from an accidental drug overdose, at age 66. He had tried to plan the administration of his estate and trust, but now his widow and two daughters from a prior marriage are suing each other.

Carson City church’s longest tenured pastor retires; new pastor welcomed

First Presbyterian Church Pastor Bruce Kochsmeier can’t really imagine himself in the parish ministry any time in the future. He’s pretty certain God created him to “goof off” after 24 years serving his home church.

Past Pages for July 13 - 16, 2019

Saturday 150 Years Ago Murder: Mrs. Pricilla Wilford from Clear Creek was found dead in her house with her throat cut. Her two little children were with her. The oldest went to a neighbor for something to eat, and it was then that the body was discovered. It is remembered that her husband died about six months ago. His widow was paid five thousand dollars from insurance.

Friday, July 12

Defending champ Romo gets hot late, leads after 1st round at ACC

STATELINE, Nev. — Tony Romo caught fire on the back nine Friday and jumped into the first round lead at the American Century Championship. Romo, the defending champion, shot 5-under par on the back nine at Edgewood Tahoe and finished with 26 points, ahead of Patrick Peterson, 24, Derek Lowe, 23, and five points better than two-time champion Jack Wagner and John Smoltz.

Navy SAR rescues Donner Summit rock climber

NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON — The Longhorn Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station Fallon conducted a night rescue at Black Wall near Donner Summit on Thursday, extracting and airlifting an injured rock climber.

James Edward Wilson

June 23, 1931 - June 26, 2019 It is with much sadness to announce that “Jim” Wilson passed away on June 26, 2019. He was born June 23, 1931, in Phoenix AZ, to James Faye Wilson and Elizabeth Lovelady Wilson.

Carson City fire restrictions go into place Saturday

The Carson City Fire Department is implementing fire restrictions on city and privately owned lands starting Saturday.

Harold Bersin

Harold Bersin of Carson City, NV passed away peacefully and in the presence of God on June 24, 2019.

Carson City looking at expanding Jump Around Carson bus routes

Carson City’s bus routes could be expanding to the north and south next. The Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization on Wednesday heard the results of a study commissioned by the Regional Transportation Commission and developed by LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc., for Jump Around Carson bus service. LSC conducted a survey and held public meetings and came up with multiple planning alternatives.

Casey M. Jones

August 5, 1941 - July 6. 2019 Casey M. Jones died from complications of dementia Saturday, July 6, 2019 with his wife of 38 years, Mary C. Jones by his side.

$45 million industrial sale closes in Fernley; second largest in Nevada

FERNLEY, Nev. — A Southern California real estate investment and development firm has closed on a $45 million industrial sale of more than 4,000 acres of land east of Reno-Sparks.

No matter your age, make regular physical activity a habit

You want to start exercising again, but it’s been years — perhaps decades — since you were physically active. Perhaps you’re 55 years old, you’ve got a bad hip, and you’re worried about falling down. You may just think it’s too late to start up again.

Thursday, July 11

Reno-Sparks Chamber teams up with NBA for inaugural 3-on-3 tournament on Virginia Street Bridge

Ann Silver wanted to shake things up. The CEO of the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce had grown tired of the organization’s yearly summer golf tournaments. Another day of driving, putting and networking? Yawn. Plus, with 2019 marking the chamber’s 100th anniversary, Silver wanted to kick-off — or more accurately, tip-off — the organization’s next century with something fresh.

Carson City - based Miles Construction finishes $2M renovation of historic building

Miles Construction, a Carson City-based general contractor, recently completed another historic renovation. The dedication of the new Dobbins Hall Building at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center, 660 U.S. 50 in Zephyr Cove on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe’s South Shore, takes place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

This year’s pea salad, by Kate Johnson (recipe)

One of the things I enjoy the most about late spring and early summer is the harvesting of my English peas. Garden fresh peas cannot be matched. They are meaty and crunchy with a sweetness that eludes frozen, canned or even Trader Joe’s raw.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office looking for credit card fraud suspect

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office investigation division is asking for assistance in identifying a credit card fraud suspect. On April 21, the victim of a vehicle burglary reported his wallet stolen while hiking in Lonepine, Calif.

University of Nevada, Reno dorm rocked by gas blast looks like earthquake scene

RENO — The first look at the damage inside provided to local media since a natural gas explosion blew out walls and windows at a University of Nevada, Reno dormitory last week reaffirmed earlier descriptions from school officials who likened it to the scene of a major earthquake.

Las Vegas police release report on lessons from 2017 massacre

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas police learned from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history to secure high-rise buildings overseeing open-air crowds and train more officers with rifles to stop a shooter in an elevated position, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Wednesday.

Hugh Frank Eugene

Hugh Frank Eugene Stone, 66 of Dayton passed away on July 7, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Dorothy Marie Smith

Dorothy Marie Smith, 90 of Fallon, passed away on July 4, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Fire restrictions in western Nevada begin Saturday

Fire restrictions on public lands in western Nevada are set to take affect just after midnight on Friday.

Robert Victor LeMere

Robert Victor LeMere, 92 of Yerington passed away on July 6, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Lamar Baxla

Lamar Baxla, 75 of Carson City, passed away on July 3, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Joseph R Burnett

Joseph R. Burnett, 50, died July 3, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Carson City man faces up to 15 years for methamphetamine trafficking

A Carson City man admitted Tuesday he sold nearly 4 ounces of methamphetamine on April 11. “I had a hardship and going through a lot,” Daniel W. Martinez, 32, said when he appeared in Douglas County District Court.

Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball will host Utah, USC at Lawlor Events Center

RENO — The University of Nevada men’s basketball team will play six non-conference home games at Lawlor Events Center next season.

Thomas takes visitors to outer space, Egypt in July talks at Jack C. Davis Observatory

Two places most people haven’t visited will be covered by Mike Thomas in his July presentations at Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory in Carson City.

Gardnerville, Reno murders’ ruling appealed to Nevada Supreme Court

RENO — Lawyers for a 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing four northern Nevadans are asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s ruling upholding a grand jury’s authority to indict him in Reno for two of the fatal shootings outside the county.

Mother-son duo win Carson City Off-Road in last place

There are winners who come in first, and then there are winners who finish last.

Wednesday, July 10

DOE suspends low-level radioactive waste shipments to Nevada

RENO — A Nevada congressman called for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s resignation Wednesday after the department acknowledged multiple shipments of low-level radioactive waste to a site north of Las Vegas may have been mislabeled and out of compliance with safety regulations for years.

Fernley Republican Women presents $1,000 scholarship to Miller

On June 11 at the Fernley High School Senior Awards Night, President Lorrie Olson, along with Scholarship Committee members Susan Knodell (co-chair), Peggy Gray and Joy Hidek (co-chair), presented the Fernley Republican Women’s $1,000 scholarship achievement award to Megan Miller.

The Mother Hips perform in Carson City for first time

It will be the first time The Mother Hips perform in Carson City on Saturday. The rock and roll trio performs as part of the Brewery Art Center’s Levitt AMP Concert Series presented by The Change Companies.

Fundraiser will help Muscle Powered build trails in Carson City

A fundraiser that will help Carson City’s Muscle Powered build trails also offers the chance to win a mountain bike valued at $6,000

So Juicy, juice and salad bar, now open in Carson City

Carson City’s newest downtown eatery is now open. So Juicy, a juice and salad bar on Carson Street across from City Hall, opened on Monday. So Juicy offers an array of cold press juices such as Fennel Fun, Pink Pucker and Black Apple as well as wellness shots, acai bowls, smoothies and muesli. Its full salad bar has vegan options.

Stokes: Seller rejects Carson City School District’s initial offer on Capital Christian property

The Carson City School District’s original offer on the former Capital Christian property at 1600 Snyder Ave., was rejected by the seller and the letter of intent had expired on July 8, Superintendent Richard Stokes reported to the Board of Trustees at Tuesday’s meeting.

Carson City School District nears completion of 3 projects

Carson City School District recently completed or is nearing completion of construction on three school sites before the 2019-20 year begins. Recently, district staff have updated the city’s Board of Supervisors on where progress has been made during the summer months.

Carson City apartment car fires ruled to be arson

Arson is suspected in the Wednesday morning fire that burnt four vehicles in a Carson City apartment complex. Carson City Fire Chief Sean Salmon said Wednesday evening that about $50,000 to $70,000 worth of damage was caused at the Brown Street apartment complex.

Past Pages for July 10 - 12, 2019

Wednesday 150 Years Ago Wizard: Professor Hermann, the Wizard and Ventriloquist, plans to visit Carson. He is the irrepressible Deacon Sheldon who is known in Oroville and elsewhere on the coast. His performances will doubtless be impressive to strangers and old acquaintances

Tuesday, July 9

Goodbye to Rocky the fetching king

The Fallon dog park is an excellent place to meet dog people, and I have had the good fortune to meet Wayne and BeBe who are the pet parents of Inca, Lily and Rocky. Rocky was the greatest ball fetcher ever! He loved to tease, too, because he would put the ball down beside you and then quickly grab it back. He was an expert at keep away.

Results from Sixth-annual de Goyler Bull Bash

The following are results from the sixth-annual de Goyler Bull Bash recently at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Fallon standouts to play lacrosse for University of Nevada, Wolf Pack

Standout Oasis Academy attackmen Josh Carter and Trey Rooks will continue their career at the next level.

NVC to conduct Missing in Nevada ceremony in July

Fifteen veterans whose remains have gone unclaimed — some for decades –will be remembered Friday in a military service at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

Five performances slated for first half of 2020

The Churchill Arts Council announces five musical performances for 2020 at Barkley Theater.

Fallon celebrates the Fourth of July

The Homestead is decorated in red, white and blue as it was selected for Best Use of Theme. Award winners for the Fallon Fourth of July Parade were:

City Council approves interfund loan

The Fallon City Council met on July 1 to approve a resolution authorizing a temporary interfund loan from the Water Treatment Enterprise Fund to the Sanitation Enterprise Fund for $165,000.

School district receives funding for NELC

The Churchill County School District will receive funding to operate the Northside Early Learning Center for 100 4-year-old students, reports Derild Parsons, director of Special Services.

Players, fans remember former Aces pitcher

Both fans and players paid their respects Thursday to former Aces pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who died unexpectedly earlier last week. Prior to the Fourth of July game, players from both Reno and Sacramento lined up for a moment of silence to remember the 27-year-old Skaggs, who pitched for Reno during parts of the 2012 and 2013 seasons. At the time of his death, Skaggs pitched for the Los Angeles Angles, and in his seven-year Major League career, he had a 28-38 record

Former Nevada state Treasurer and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Schwartz to run for Congress

LAS VEGAS — Former Nevada state Treasurer and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Schwartz is running for a suburban Las Vegas congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Susie Lee, Schwartz told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday.

Reminder: I-580 lane reductions during day until Friday

Single lane reductions will take place on I-580 between Mt. Rose Highway and southern Eastlake Boulevard through Friday.

The Energy of Summer

It has been beautiful this past month, with the transition from Spring to Summer. The drenching rain came, allowing for sustenance to the precious mother earth we all call home and the warmth of the sun’s rays upon the hide of all that are alive comes into fruition.

Carson City’s Shoe Tree Brewing Co. takes home two Bronze Medals at U.S Open Beer Championship

Shoe Tree Brewing Co. won two Bronze Medals at the U.S Open Beer Championship held in Oxford, Ohio. Breweries from all over the world submitted more than 7,000 beers representing more than 130 different styles for the 2019 U.S. Open Beer Championship. The competition is the only one to include beers from professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers, with judges from England, Canada and the United States. Shoe Tree Brewing Co. took home Bronze medals for their Rice Street Lager in the American Lager/Pilsner

Boiler explosion triggered natural gas blast at University of Nevada, Reno dorm

RENO — A small explosion in a basement boiler at a University of Nevada, Reno dormitory triggered a much larger natural gas blast last week that left part of the building looking like an earthquake had struck but caused only minor injuries to eight people, officials said Tuesday.

Carson City’s Ryan Russell named to list of top ranked family law attorneys

Carson City attorney Ryan Russell was among several Nevadan family law attorneys recently named by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys on its list of nationally-ranked family law attorneys. The NAFLA recognizes the top family law attorneys in each state with the intent of helping consumers select well-qualified professionals when legal representation is needed.

Monday, July 8

Community Sports: Wes Camp takes honors at Silver Oak

Wes Camp carded a two-under par 69 for the low gross honors at the Sunday Men’s Club tournament June 30 at Silver Oak Golf Course.

‘Always … Patsy Cline’ opens Friday

Friday is opening night for Carson Valley Community Theatre’s “Always… Patsy Cline” starring singer songwriter Krista Jenkins as Cline and Lisa Bommarito as Louise Segar, a fan who narrates the story.

Structural safety of University of Nevada, Reno dorms being assessed

LAS VEGAS — Anxious students and university administrators awaited word Monday about the structural safety of two University of Nevada, Reno, dormitories that usually house 1,300 students after a pair of explosions injured eight people but none seriously.

Carson City arts organizations receive grants from Nevada Arts Council

Carson City arts organizations were among the 172 recipients of a total of $1 million in grant money from the Nevada Arts Council. The largest local grant went to the Brewery Arts Center, which was awarded $18,600.

Fast Lane/Slow Bake art exhibition opens at Carson City Community Center

The Capital City Arts Initiative presents an exhibition, Fast Lane/Slow Bake, by artists Cyndy Brenneman and Tom Drakulich in the Community Center’s Sierra Room, 851 E William St.

Fallon Churchill Fire Department honors

It will be a busy two months for the Fallon Churchill Fire Department. Churchill County recognized recent retirees, the department had its annual spaghetti fundraiser at Jerry’s Restaurant last week, and coming up in mid-July is a 5K fire run and walk with proceeds to benefit the Fallon Churchill Fire Department in the name of Bert Miller family.

Opportunity growing for small business lending in Nevada

Joe Amato, district director for the Small Business Administration’s Nevada District Office, garnered a pretty solid appreciation for the small business lending landscape throughout Nevada following his second annual 10-stop tour of the state earlier this year. The banking and capital ecosystem for Nevada small businesses is good, Amato says, and there are many active players in the small business lending landscape who do good job of processing loan applications and doing small business loans. Still, there’s room for improvement, he says.

Nevada to launch presidential caucus voting by phone for 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrats in the early presidential contest states of Nevada and Iowa will be able to cast their votes over the telephone instead of showing up at their states’ traditional neighborhood caucus meetings next February, according to plans unveiled by the state parties.

Students picking up the pieces after dorm explosion; Artisan Cafe hosting collection drive

RENO — Students who lived at a University of Nevada, Reno, dormitory building that was heavily damaged by an explosion tried to pick up the pieces this weekend even as they prepared for exams.

Black & LoBello law firm expands to Carson City

Black & LoBello, a law firm that has been practicing in Las Vegas for the past two decades, is expanding its firm to Northern Nevada by opening a Carson City office. In addition, Black & LoBello announced two veteran attorneys, Jim Wadhams and Jesse Wadhams, joined the firm effective Monday.

Carson City School Board retains Aramark for nutrition services

The Carson City School Board approved Aramark Education on June 25 as its food service management consultant as the district concluded the fourth of its five-year contract with the provider.

Sunday, July 7

Western Nevada College News & Notes: Foundation fundraiser helps students reach for the stars

Support student success in style. Extraordinary plans are underway for the fourth annual Reach for the Stars Black Tie Gala, which will be held on Aug. 10.

Reno gambling company poised to be U.S. biggest

LAS VEGAS — In the 1970s, Gary Carano wouldn’t have imagined his family’s company would one day be the talk of the gambling industry. But nearly a half-century after his father, the late Don Carano, opened the Eldorado Hotel Casino in Reno, that’s precisely what Eldorado Resorts Inc. became this week when it reached an agreement to purchase Caesars Entertainment.

Kelly Bullis: Chances of being audited by IRS going down

There is just some good news that has to be shared! The overall Internal Revenue Service audit rate is now down to only one in every 170 returns filed (.59 percent).

Staked with $600K in federal grants, WNC to launch Nevada green business program

Regular light bulbs out, LED light bulbs in. Less paper printed, more documents emailed. Biodegradable cleaners.

Saturday, July 6

Senior menus for the week of July 8, 2019

Note: Menus for week of July 8 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Carson City Road Report for July 8 - 14, 2019

Road report as of July 3. The following information applies to the period of July 8-14: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Jim Valentine: The personal property factor

Real estate is just that, real property. Residential real estate, however, often involves personal property. There are the obvious options of refrigerator, washer/dryer, yard ornamentation, etc. Sometimes the bookcase was custom made and it fits/looks just right and should be included in the sale. Some property features dictate the need for items that the seller won’t be needing any more such as snow blower, riding mower, tractor, etc

Roger Diez: NASCAR back at Daytona on Saturday

Last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Chicagoland was a very good day for Chevrolet. Alex Bowman won the race after finishing second three times earlier in the season. Defending Chicago winner Kyle Larson was second and seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson was fourth. The late-race duel between Bowman and Larson was epic, one of the best finishes of the season. Chevrolets took five of the top 10 spots, and three of them were Hendrick Racing cars

Past Pages for July 6 - 9, 2019

Saturday 150 Years Ago A most disagreeable day: The wind swept blinding columns and clouds of dust, tore away signs, broke off trees and levelled growing crops. At night the wind ceased, and there was a cold drizzling rain.

Friday, July 5

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 has jolted Southern California; felt in Vegas

LOS ANGELES — The largest Southern California quake in nearly 20 years jolted an area stretching from Sacramento to Las Vegas to Mexico as it cracked buildings, set fires, wrecked roads but only caused minor injuries.

Mechanical failure blamed for University of Nevada, Reno blast

A mechanical failure caused an explosion Friday at the University of Nevada, Reno, injuring eight people and causing the partial collapse of a mostly empty dormitory building, authorities said

Police detain ex-driver accused of taking bus in Reno

RENO — Police have detained a former bus driver accused of taking a public bus and picking up passengers along a route in Reno, officials said.

Nevada economic staff to meet with Gardnerville businesses

The state’s economic development staff will meet with business and community leaders in Gardnerville next week during a week-long tour of rural Nevada, officials said. According to a Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development press release, GOED staff will hold informational workshops to help small business owners expand their companies into the overseas markets and provide them with information they need to compete for government contracts.

The best ever? Jones, Nunes could make cases at UFC 239

LAS VEGAS — Any attempt to choose the most dominant active fighter in mixed martial arts inevitably leads to a choice between two champions: Jon Jones or Amanda Nunes.

Opening games will be tough on Nevada Wolf Pack football, says Joe Santoro

The Nevada Wolf Pack football team isn’t exactly going to ease into its 2019 schedule. For just the second time in program history, the Pack will open the season against two Power Five teams. The season begins against Purdue at home on Aug. 30 and continues against Oregon on the road on Sept. 7.

Carson City health inspections for June 6 - 14, 2019

Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for June 6 to 14. A, B or C grades are given based on the inspection score, which starts at zero. Points are added for each violation. Note: Low-risk factors are noted but not factored into scoring, although restaurants are still required to correct them.

High school class creating entrepreneurs in Carson City

In his sophomore year at Carson High School, Carlos Enrique Nuñez decided it was time to look ahead. “I started to realize I was getting older, I was getting to an age when I better figure life out or it was going to be hard,” said Nuñez. “I wasn’t the best student and I needed something to grab onto.”

Thursday, July 4

Earthquake rattles Southern California, Nevada; no injuries reported

SAN FRANCISCO — An earthquake rattled a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday morning, making hanging lamps sway and photo frames on walls shake. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Honor Flight Nevada Marine has chance meeting with Holocaust survivor

Raymond Stefanko wanted to serve his country during World War II, but by the time he enlisted after high school, Japan had surrendered, and an international force occupied Japan in its postwar rebuilding.

Trump, protesters gear up for an untraditional July Fourth

WASHINGTON — In a sweltering capital threatened by storms, the traditional Fourth of July parade Thursday served as a warm-up act to a distinctly nontraditional evening event at the Lincoln Memorial, where President Donald Trump made plans to command the stage against the backdrop of a show of military muscle. Protesters unimpressed by his “Salute to America” program inflated a roly-poly balloon depicting Trump as an angry, diaper-clad baby.

The Novelists, Alex Nester co-headline Carson City concert

A local favorite is coming back to the Brewery Arts Center to perform Saturday. Reno’s The Novelists perform at the Levitt AMP Carson City Concert Series presented by The Change Companies. The concert is a double headlining performance with singer-songwriter Alex Nester taking the stage at 7 p.m.

NVC to conduct Missing in Nevada ceremony in July

Fifteen veterans whose remains have gone unclaimed — some for decades –will be remembered July 12 in a military service at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

Wednesday, July 3

Las Vegas police fire officer who hesitated during mass shooting

LAS VEGAS — A veteran Las Vegas police officer who froze in the hallway of a casino-hotel as a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been fired from the force, police said.

Forest Service: Beaches at Tahoe dry for Fourth

While high water has Lake Tahoe beaches down to slivers, those managed by the U.S. Forest Service in Nevada will be dry on the Fourth of July. An alcohol ban will take effect 6 a.m. to midnight Thursday at Nevada Beach, Zephyr Cove Resort and Zephyr Shoals.

Carson City supervisors change zoning map, OK property tax rate

The Board of Supervisors made changes to the zoning map and passed a resolution officially setting the annual property tax rate.

Ex-Nevada Wolf Pack star Kaepernick stirs new controversy for Nike

NEW YORK — Nike’s sales have only grown since it seized attention with its ad campaign featuring former University of Nevada and NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. So, the shoemaker deferred to its star endorser when he raised concerns over a sneaker featuring an early American flag.

XFL’s plans for upcoming season starting to take shape

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Oliver Luck’s first year as the XFL’s commissioner has mostly been confined to the office and getting the league’s framework set up. The next couple months are what Luck refers to as the fun part of preparing for next year’s return.

Family of Las Vegas mass shooting victim sues gun makers

LAS VEGAS — The family of a woman killed by a gunman raining down gunfire from a Las Vegas high-rise hotel suite filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against eight gun makers and three dealers arguing their weapons are designed in a way that could be easily modified to fire like automatic weapons.

Vignettes of locals’ experience to High Sierra Music Festival

Everyone has different reasons to visit High Sierra Music festival, and everyone has different experiences. With so much to do, it’s impossible to do everything in one year. While many are enjoying themselves, there’s many behind the scenes working hard. Others have goals to see as many bands as possible, and some just wing it and go with the flow.

Lahontan Valley News live stream of July 4 Lights on the Lake Fireworks

Click here to see the live stream. SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The annual Lights on the Lake Fireworks display on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore is regularly recognized as one of the best July 4 displays in the U.S.

New election law will mean longer lines, slower results in Nevada

Lawmakers approved sweeping changes to how Nevada conducts elections this year, all with the laudable goal of making it easier for more people to participate and vote. But those changes — including same-day voter registration — are going to have a downside. Voters will see longer lines when they go to the polls and may not know who won the closest races for a week or more after election day.

Past Pages for July 3 - 5, 2019

Wednesday 150 Years Ago The G. Hoppers: Seventeen hundred million of them came into White Pine with the rush. They are trifling away the summer, without water, nor any prospect of doing any harm. We trod gingerly amongst them, wishing to disturb them as little as possible — lest they acquire a bad opinion of White Pine and take wing for taller grass. (White Pine News)

Tuesday, July 2

Wow! Wonderful Wahoo wieners

Happy Fourth of July to you! We just returned from a road trip to Nebraska where my husband, Joe, was born. One of his fondest memories of growing up in Yutan was the trek to Wahoo where they would pick up Wahoo wieners. He always told me they were the most delicious wieners in the world, and he was right.

‘Home Means Fallon’ rings in Independence Day

The theme of “Home Means Fallon” rings in this year’s Fourth of July parade that begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Arts Council ends 2019 with 3 performances

The Churchill Arts Center has released its schedule for the 2019-20 season. The following performers will wrap up 2019.

WNC president to speak at CEDA breakfast

The monthly Business Council Breakfast for June is Wednesday at 6:45 a.m. at Stockman’s Steak House and features Vincent R. Solis, president of Western Nevada College.

Construction taking off in Lahontan Valley

Two speakers with deep roots in the housing market are bullish on the Lahontan Valley for the next spurt of population and building growth as a result of new jobs being added in western Nevada.

Fallon 9U wins Cal Ripken state title

Fallon Youth Baseball sent four teams to last week’s Cal Ripken state all-star tournament with the 9U club winning the whole thing to represent Nevada in the regional tournament this month.

Cron, Tomas joining Triple-A Home Run Derby

Reno Aces infielder Kevin Cron and outfielder Yasmany Tomas have committed to participate in the Triple-A Home Run Derby on Monday at Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas.

Nevada Appeal live stream of July 4 Lights on the Lake Fireworks

Click here to view the stream. SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The annual Lights on the Lake Fireworks display on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore is regularly recognized as one of the best July 4 displays in the U.S.

Prominence opens care centers in Carson, Reno

Many of my clients who moved to Northern Nevada and needed new health insurance have raved about the care they received from Kaiser Permanente while California residents.

World Series of Poker set to open in Las Vegas

Tens of thousands of professional and amateur poker players go on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas every summer in hopes of returning home richer, owning a gold bracelet and having considerable bragging rights.

Community Sports: Carson Blue Jays split with Bandits

The Carson Blue Jays split two games with the Bandits on Friday and Monday.

Carson City Arts & Culture Coordinator Mark Salinas earns national arts and culture honor

Carson City Arts & Culture Coordinator Mark Salinas has been chosen by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures as one of 31 Latinx artists and cultural workers who will participate in the NALAC Leadership Institute in San Antonio, July 15-20.

Benefit concert’s live auction grows, includes experience packages

The live auction at the Concert Under the Stars, a benefit for The Greenhouse Project, is anticipated each year and has grown to include an even greater array of experience packages and service items.

Father reflects on his daughter, service to country at Gold Star dedication

SPARKS — More than a decade ago, Nevada Army National Guard Maj. Kenneth Curtzwiler retired with 20 years of service. Traveling 60 miles round trip to Carson City one weekend a month, sometimes more, decreased, but at times, he yearned for the camaraderie that developed over the years with his friends.

New Nevada law restores right to vote for ex-felons

NORTH LAS VEGAS — Nevada has restored voting rights to ex-felons, putting the state in line with at least a dozen other states that automatically grant voting rights to people once they are released from prison. Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford said at a news conference Monday in Las Vegas that voting is an important part of re-integrating into the community and his office would work to spread the word about the new law.

Coalition hosts domestic violence trainings

The Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence welcomes Rebecca Cline, MSW, ACSW, LISW-S, prevention programs director from the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and founding member of the Ohio Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Consortium, for a statewide series of trainings July 15 and 17 to 19 in communities across Nevada.

Carson City School District’s Andrew Feuling earns Nevada’s first certification for fiscal credibility

The Association of School Business Officials International has announced Andrew Feuling, SFO, director of fiscal services for the Carson City School District, has earned the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations (SFO).

Blockchains CEO Jeffrey Berns buys Kirkwood Bank of Nevada

Jeffrey Berns, the CEO of Blockchains, LLC is purchasing Kirkwood Bank of Nevada. The news was reported in a Monday joint press release from JBNV Holding Corp., and Kirkwood Bancorporation of Nevada, Inc., which is the parent bank holding company for Las Vegas-based Kirkwood Bank of Nevada.

Selling fake drugs leads to fraud charges for Carson City man

That most of 2 pounds of a white powdery substance allegedly sold by a Carson City man wasn’t methamphetamine actually resulted in additional charges.

Chick-Fil-A could open in south Carson City in 2020

Chick-Fil-A could open in south Carson City in February 2020, according to a notice from NAI Alliance, the commercial real estate broker for the building where the fast food restaurant is planned. The company announced the potential opening date in a Friday e-blast, with “February 2020” in the subject line, though the body of the email indicated the restaurant will open “the 1st quarter of 2020.”

Monday, July 1

Senior Follies present ‘Under the Big Top’ with ticket sales benefitting Meals on Wheels Carson City

Tickets for Under the Big Top, the 2019 circus-themed, multi-generational production of the Senior Follies are now available for show dates July 12-14.

Carson City School Board approves Capital Christian letter of intent, deposit

The Carson City School Board has authorized district administrators to move ahead in signing a non-binding letter of intent in the potential purchase of the former Capital Christian Church at 1600 Snyder Ave.

Saarem and Banfield marry

Maddison Paige Saarem and Charles Duane Banfield were married on Saturday, June 22, 2019. They married at St. Therese the Little Flower Church in Reno with Father Nathan Mamo officiating.

Churchill County Commission to meet July 10

The Churchill County Commission took action on the following agenda items for June. Because of the July 4 holiday, the next commission meeting is July 10 at 8:15 a.m. in the commission chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.

Carson City Board of Supervisors to hear joint agreement on Adams Hub

Carson City, the Carson City Library, and Northern Nevada Development Authority may soon enter into an agreement to jointly operate the Adams Hub for Innovation.

It’s simple: Fireworks are illegal in Carson City

With the July 4 celebration on Thursday, Sheriff Ken Furlong and Fire Chief Sean Slamon are reminding people that fireworks are illegal in Carson City.