Stories for March 2019


Sunday, March 31

Teri Vance: Author returns to Carson City for book signing

It’s fitting Jon Josten is holding the first book signing for his debut novel at the Brewery Arts Center.

CTH remodeled emergency department to open

Carson Tahoe Health’s newly remodeled emergency department is expected to open April 2. The revamped Carson City facility now includes an internal waiting room, redesigned triage, and all new paint, carpeting and furniture.

Double Decker food truck calls Carson City home

Carson City residents may have seen a large double-decker bus in town recently. It’s a new British- and American-themed food truck opened by owner Billy Lavelle. The Bus Boy Mobile Cuisine bus serves customers with a street-side menu, and includes a sit-down restaurant upstairs on the revamped 1988 Leyland Olympian double decker bus.

Saturday, March 30

Carson City road report for April 1-7, 2019

The following information applies to the period of April 1-7: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Roger Diez: Fords remain strong in NASCAR

Brad Keselowski took his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup win of the season last Sunday at Martinsville, tying him with Kyle Busch for 2019 victories. Six races into the season, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin have each won once to put them in the playoffs. The Fords were strong at Martinsville, taking six of the top 10 spots. The lone Chevy in the top 10 was the No. 9 of Chase Elliott, who finished second. Three Toyotas rounded out the front end of the field.

Carson City schools seek to lessen deficit

The Carson City School District is looking for ways to reduce a $5.7 million deficit for its projected fiscal year 2019 ending fund balance by $3 million, but everything hinges on outcomes from the Nevada Legislature in the remaining weeks of the session.

Ceremony marks construction of Nevada Veterans Memorial Plaza

What was a vision several years ago became reality Friday with the first step to building a memorial dedicated to more than 800 Nevadans who lost their lives in the nation’s wars since the 1864 statehood.

Prep Roundup: Carson High softball dominant in 2 wins

The Carson High softball team pounded out 31 hits in two games on their way to two dominant wins on Friday in the Reed Tournament.

Senator Square: CHS teacher visits Montpelier

Editor’s note: The following was written by CHS Government teacher and Future Business Leaders of America adviser Angila Golik.

Friday, March 29

Brian Underwood: Sierra Lutheran alum chasing another Tiger Tail

After the Carson City product received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology, with a Minor in Linguistics last year from Louisiana State University, the LSU Tigers alum, and 2014 Sierra Lutheran High School graduate, is now pursuing study of a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at LSU.

ID sought for Carson City credit card fraud suspect

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking for assistance in identifying a credit card fraud suspect.

Nevada bill requires cause to hold undocumented immigrant

A stream of opponents argued before lawmakers Friday against a Democrat-backed bill that stipulates police must have probable cause before holding an undocumented immigrant for federal authorities. Opponents said the legislation would jeopardize public safety and voiced fears of violent crime from undocumented immigrants. One argued the bill forces law enforcement to ignore ongoing criminal activity.

Ruth M. Wherry

1926 ~ 2019 Ruth M. Wherry passed away March 28, 2019, at Eagle Valley Care Center, in Carson City, NV. She had a long career in nursing; was a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt, and cousin; was active in her church and community; and traveled on five continents.

Nevada’s Masto, Rosen announce wildfire grant

U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto, both Democrats, have announced a $235,000 grant through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Katsaros appointed to Gaming Control Board

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named Phil Katsaros of Reno to the Gaming Control Board. Katsaros has more than 20 years experience in the gaming industry including time as a regulator with the control board.

State organizes career fair for April 5

The state is holding a career fair next week to feature employment opportunities in state service. While organized by the Nevada Veterans Coordinator, the fair is open to military and members of the public as well as veterans.

Bump stocks to be reviewed Monday

The Senate and Assembly Judiciary committees meet in joint session Monday morning to hear the bill that would ban “bump stocks” and any other devices designed to make semi-automatic weapons fire like machine guns. Those were the devices used by the shooter in the October 1 massacre on the Las Vegas Strip.

Public Employees Benefits Program may see lower premiums

The Public Employees Benefits Program voted Thursday to reduce premium rates in the governor’s recommended budget for the system that provides state worker health benefits.

Nevada Assembly OKs marriage equality amendment

The proposed constitutional amendment removing language that defines only marriages between a man and a woman as valid was passed by the Assembly on Friday.

Capitol Police pay bill to get Assembly vote

The Assembly Government Affairs Committee voted Friday to recommend passage of the bill to increase pay and benefits for Capitol Police officers. Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, D-Las Vegas, introduced AB143 saying its not fair Capitol Police are paid less and treated differently than NHP, P&P and other public safety officers in state service. She said they also receive fewer benefits than officers in other public safety divisions and have less chance for advancement.

Autopsy: Heart attack killed Dennis Hof

LAS VEGAS — Authorities say America’s most famous pimp died of a heart attack in bed at one of his legal brothels in rural Nevada after a 72nd birthday bash in October.

Carson City’s newest hotel breaks ground

Carson City’s newest hotel broke ground on Friday. My Place Hotel expects to complete construction and open its doors by the end August.

TOCCATA to feature Bach’s ‘St. Matthew Passion’

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents the sweeping, yet intimate and heart-rending, drama of Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion,” with double orchestra, chorus, and phenomenal vocal soloists.

Charles E. Kaufman III

Charles E. Kaufman III, 77, died March 25, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Veteran Reno newsman to be Democratic luncheon speaker

Dennis Myers, News Editor at the Reno News & Review, will be the featured speaker at Monday’s Democratic luncheon. Myers has covered the Nevada political scene on television and in print for decades, and that depth of experience is evidenced by the historical context he brings to his reporting of contemporary politics. In 2018 the Nevada Press Association awarded Myers a medal in the coveted “Best Editorial Writing” category, and his paper took the “General Excellence” award in its category.

Winifred L. Ramsey

Winifred L. Ramsey, 84, died March 28, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Thursday, March 28

Fred Howland exhibition open in Carson City

The Capital City Arts Initiative presents an exhibition, “The Lay of the Land,” by artist Fred Howland in the Carson City Community Center’s Sierra Room, 851 E. William St. in Carson City.

Nevada Senate Democrats seek annual legislative sessions

Democrats in the state Senate have revived an effort to bring annual legislative sessions to Nevada, which is one of the few states that hold sessions every other year.

Ruth M. Wherry

Ruth M. Wherry, 92, died March 28, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Recipe: Greek Yogurt two ways, by Kate Johnson

There is little doubt regarding the benefits of maintaining good gut health. Probiotic foods vary and are widely commercially available; however, the cost and quality of these products are not always optimal.

Joe Santoro: Pack should have a ton of talent back

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team still has a ton of talent. It will still likely compete for a Mountain West regular season title and NCAA tournament spot next year. Relax, Wolf Pack fans.

Bette G Meginness

Bette G Meginness, 90 of Carson City, passed away on March 15, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

David William Soderstrom Jr.

David William Soderstrom Jr., 80 of Carson City passed away on March 17, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Man held for domestic battery, 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 11:59 a.m., a 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery 1st offense after deputies were dispatched to Heaven Hill Way.

Kathleen Lofthouse

Kathleen Lofthouse, 95 of Carson City, passed away on March 27, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Youth Theatre Carson City presents 2 shows this weekend

There is little doubt regarding the benefits of maintaining good gut health. Probiotic foods vary and are widely commercially available; however, the cost and quality of these products are not always optimal.

Prep roundup: CHS softball suffers tough loss against state champ

The Carson High softball team went toe-to-toe with defending state champion Spanish Springs in Sparks on Wednesday before the Cougars scored three runs in the fifth inning on their way to a 4-1 win.

Stephen Ray Ford

Stephen Ray Ford, 68 of Carson City, passed away on March 23, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Maria Luisa Cambron-Vargas

Maria Luisa Cambron-Vargas, 68 of Silver Springs passed away on March 25, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

James Walter Sinsabaugh

James Walter Sinsabaugh, 70 of Carson City, passed away on March 18, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Veterans Memorial Plaza groundbreaking set for Friday

A new veterans memorial is going into the Sparks Marina, and the city is inviting everyone to partake in Friday’s celebration of the Veterans Memorial Plaza groundbreaking event.

Sandra L Moore

Sandra L Moore, 67 of Carson City, passed away on March 26, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Lady Wave even record with win over Dayton

Sophomore Gaby Winkler gave the Lady Wave a boost Monday by hurling a five-hitter to lead Fallon to a 7-5 Northern 3A win over Dayton at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.

Fallon pitching stops Dayton in sweep

Damien Towne had a successful debut as a Greenwave pitcher, leading Fallon to a 14-3 Northern 3A win in the first game of a doubleheader Monday.

Carson City native launches dessert business

Carson City native Kathryn Rogers is using her passion to create desserts, including the launch of a Chakra Chocolate Truffle gift box set after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Rogers exceeded her funding goal and the campaign will enable her company in San Diego, Maya Moon, to package her products and cover her kitchen fees and the costs of her ingredients and begin shipping through an online store.

Smith appointed to replace Sprinkle

Nevada Assemblyman Greg Smith, D-Sparks, is sworn in to office by Nevada Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty at the Legislative Building on Wednesday. Smith was appointed to the vacant seat by Washoe County Commissioners after Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle resigned earlier this month following sexual harassment claims.

Wednesday, March 27

Carson City author to hold book signing

Carson City author J.M. Josten will hold a book signing to promote his first novel Poppies and White Elephants.

Hugh Mcguire

Hugh Mcguire, 77, of Washoe Valley, passed away on March 22, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Kieckhefer seeks change in general improvement district property rules

Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno, asked the Senate Government Affairs Committee to put general improvement districts under the same rules for disposing of property cities and counties follow.

PERS confidentiality bill advances to Nevada Senate floor

The Senate Government Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted to recommend passage of a bill that would bar the release of Public Employee Retirement System records that identify the individual retiree and his or her benefits.

Legislature eyes update to Nevada’s school funding formula

Nevada lawmakers say they plan to revamp the state’s 52-year-old education funding formula by giving additional funds to students who need extra support, such as children who are learning English or qualify for free or reduced meals.

Carolyn Patricia Haven

Sep 13, 1932 ~ Mar 19, 2019 Carol, 86, of Carson City, NV passed away at her home. She was born on September 13, 1932 in Fresno, CA to Andrew and Maria Latona.

Lady Wave even record with win over Dayton

Sophomore Gaby Winkler gave the Lady Wave a boost Monday by hurling a five-hitter to lead Fallon to a 7-5 Northern 3A win over Dayton at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.

WinterWonderGrass returns to Tahoe

Bluegrass, skiing/snowboarding and beer come together once again at the WinterWonderGrass Festival.

Lady Wave pick up first win

After playing a cat-and-mouse game for the first four innings, the Lady Wave softball team scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to hang a 12-7 loss on Dayton Friday at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.

Honoring Vietnam veterans

A day of remembrance for Vietnam veterans is an occasion for remembrance and reflection.

Commissioners receive report on land, water

Ken Collum, field manager of the Bureau of Land Management’s Stillwater Field Office, gave an update of his agencies activities to the Churchill County Commission at their second meeting of March.

Banner Health teams with IHMS to help find health care solutions for uninsured patients

Banner Health is proud to announce that it has teamed with Integrated Health Management Services to help connect uninsured patients with health care coverage opportunities. IHMS will help Banner Health patients obtain the health care benefits they may need for themselves and their family.

Las Vegas soldier prevails over international field to nab Nevada’s Best Warrior title

HAWTHORNE – Spc. Tyler Davis of 1-221st Cavalry overcame fierce internal – and international – competition to win the Nevada Army Guard’s Best Warrior contest at the Hawthorne Army Depot on March 14.

History comes alive at Buckland Station

It is still possible to imagine the sound of a creaking stagecoach coming to a stop in front of Buckland Station.

Pause to care for paws and claws

No sense in pussyfooting when it comes to cats’ paws and claws. Cats need healthy feet because they climb and perform incredible acrobatic landings. I did not know how important it was to check your cat’s paws until I met Mr. Wolf, who was the most darling brat cat I ever knew.

Deadline approaching to apply for Foundation scholarships

The deadline is nearing to submit a scholarship application to Western Nevada College’s Foundation.

Fallon demolishes Dayton in 14-4 win

Fallon erupted for 10 runs in the third inning and defeated visiting Dayton 14-4 Friday in a Northern 3A baseball game at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.

Season PREVIEW: Oasis Academy girls lacrosse

Head coach and number of years in position: Lisa Swan, three Assistant coach: Scott Swan

Season preview: Fallon boys golf

Head coach and number of years in position: Elaine Adams, two Assistant coaches: Phil Pinder and Hadley Fought

SEASON PREVIEW: Fallon softball

Head coach and number of years in position: Kasey Chu, two Assistant coaches: Dawn Clark and Jenny Rechel

SEASON PREVIEW: Oasis Academy softball

Head coach and number of years in position: Rachel Payne, three Assistant coaches: Brandon Bird and John Short


Head coach and number of years in position: Ken Grimes, seven Assistant coach: Dave Gertson

Lister shatters school record at Elks Invite

Two record-breaking performances, one on the track and the other in the vaulting pit, highlighted the Greenwave’s performance at the 47th annual Elks Invitational at a rainy and wet Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex on Saturday.

Tuesday, March 26

Nevada Legislature bill would allow digital school days

Teachers on the Assembly Education Committee were the skeptics of a bill to allow school districts to use so-called digital days when weather and other emergencies force closure of schools.

Bill would hike Nevada’s minimum wage

A new bill in Nevada aims to raise the state’s minimum wage. Legislation introduced Monday would increase the minimum wage to $12 an hour for workers that are not offered health insurance. The minimum wage under the bill would rise to $11 an hour for workers that are offered health insurance.

Karen Allen ~ Minden, NV

Born to Edmund and Irene Sousa in Oakland, CA and grew up in Castro Valley, Ca where she met and married the love of her life James Allen.

Horse quarantines to be lifted

The state agriculture department has lifted one of three quarantines imposed on horse events across the state. The state veterinarian J.J. Goicoechea said the other two quarantine orders will be lifted later this week provided no new positive cases of Equine Herpes Virus are reported.

140 bills introduced as deadline hits

A total of 140 bills were introduced on Monday as the second major deadline hit the 2019 Legislature. Monday was the deadline for introduction of bills not belonging to an individual lawmaker — primarily those drafted at the request of standing committees of the Senate and Assembly.

Ford, 20 states file opening brief in ACA case

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing an opening brief in Texas v. U.S., defending the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the healthcare of tens of millions of Americans.

Monday, March 25

Community sports: Camp outdoes field at Silver Oak

Wes Camp carded a 74 to take the low gross honors during the first Sunday Men’s Club outing March 17 at Silver Oak Golf Course.

Transient held for indecent exposure, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until convicted in court. FRIDAY • At 12:15 a.m., a 41-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested on suspicion of DUI 1st alcohol after a traffic stop at I-580 and Fairview for failure to maintain a lane. Bail was set at $1,065.

Wonder what the Federal Reserve’s 40-yard dash time is?

On Wednesday, the Fed juked like an NFL running back and left investors wondering whether they should buy or sell. Heather Long of The Washington Post reported the U.S. central bank:

Prep roundup: Carson High baseball sweeps doubleheader

There was trouble for River City — and Foresthill as well when it came to playing the Carson High baseball team.

Marilyn Foster: Texas Hill Country: cowboy experiences and bluebonnets

After what seemed to be a long winter, I say, Welcome Spring! I know for some, it has been quite the challenge to get anywhere because of the weather all over the country. When traveling out of Reno Tahoe Airport, you have to change planes somewhere to get to your destination if you are traveling long distances.

Katherine H. Mallery

Katherine H. Mallery of Carson City passed away on February 14. She was 93 years old. Born in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of Henry Lindenman, an immigrant artist/engraver from Germany and Katherina (Leitz) Lindenman, a feisty farmer from The Palouse.


DENNIS LEE DAVIS, 56, of Carson City, NV passed away March 12, 2019. Arrangements are in care of Capital City Cremation and Burial Society, 89703, 775-882-1766.

After 32 years, the Golden Rice Bowl has closed its doors

Their sign along Williams Avenue has been a familiar fixture for more than three decades.

First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground, rendering it less of a threat to the environment.

Sunday, March 24

Free Easter drama coming to Carson City, Fallon, Yerington

SMITH — Local churches are offering an invitation to attend the Living Last Supper drama inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples.

Trina Machacek: Garage shopping

I’m not the best shopper. I only use coupons when a store I go to sends me a handful. With all good intentions I put the ones I want to use in my purse and the next time I see them either I’ve just left the store without remembering to use them or when I do remember they have expired. Oh don’t get me started on the expiration date being so tiny and so lightly printed that… Well just don’t get me started.

Carson City to hold budget open house April 1

Carson City is holding its annual budget open house April 1. In two sessions, city staff will go over the budget process and proposed fiscal year 2020 budget. Representatives from each department will be available to take questions.

Reno art museum focus of Carson City talk

The Capital City Arts Initiative will present a public talk by University of Nevada, Reno curator Paul Baker Prindle. The event is part of CCAI’s ongoing Nevada Neighbors speakers’ series and will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Brick, 108 E. Proctor St., Carson City. There will be an informal reception for Baker Prindle preceding the event at 5:30 p.m. No tickets are needed; the public is cordially invited.

Western Nevada College nursing gets Top 3 state ranking

Western Nevada College’s nursing program has been recognized by Registered Nursing as one of the top three programs in Nevada.

Saturday, March 23

Carson City road report for March 25-31, 2019

The following information applies to the period of March 25-31: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Roger Diez: Fernley 95A Speedway set to begin season Saturday

Local racing begins Saturday, weather permitting. Fernley 95A Speedway kicks off the 2019 season with stock cars, Gen X, Modifieds, and Sport Mods. Spectator gates open at 3 p.m., racing starts at 6. The track has an ambitious schedule this year that includes a class for 360 sprint cars and a visit from the World of Outlaws in September.

Female lobbyists praise crack down on sexual misconduct at Nevada Legislature

Three veteran women lobbyists say thanks to the efforts of Speaker Jason Frierson and former Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford two years ago, there’s finally a system and attitude to report sexual misconduct in the Legislature. That system was developed in the wake of sexual harassment charges against then-Sen. Mark Manendo at the end of the 2017 Legislature.

Nevada Legislature offers confidential process for sexual misconduct victims

The investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by former Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle raised questions among, in particular, women working in various capacities in the Legislature. Rule 20 of the Joint Standing Rules prohibits sexual harassment including unwelcome advances, inappropriate verbal abuse, unwanted physical conduct of a sexual nature as well as retaliation against someone for refusing advances.

Friday, March 22

Senator Square: Unplugged and loving it at Carson High

CHS celebrated its second annual Carson Unplugged event this past week where staff and students were encouraged to unplug from technology and be present in the moment, enjoying more face-to-face interactions and less screen time.

Talk of the Town: Tanja Musselman Photography

Are you excited about your life With the job you need to do? Tanja Musselman is your photographer

John Bullis: Which type of trust is best for you?

There are many different types of trusts. If you meet with an estate planning attorney, you will be more likely to choose the type of trust that best meets your goals, desires and situation. The most popular trust is a grantor (also known as living) trust. That is a title holding type trust that does not have the court overview and administration — it avoids probate. You can put items into the grantor trust or pull them out. You can easily change the distributions to beneficiaries and, if you like, even revoke the trust.

Carson City’s Concert Under Stars features 3 headliners

For the first time in 11 years, the Concert Under the Stars will feature three main acts: Poco, Firefall and Pure Prairie League.

Nevada receives $3.7 million for opioid programs

The federal government has awarded Nevada $3,768,628 to support opioid treatment programs. Sens. Catherine Cortrez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both Democrats, said the money will expand access to opioid abuse prevention, treatment and recovery programs across the state.

Deputies probe death of man whose body was found in Fernley

FERNLEY — Lyon County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a field near a gas station in Fernley.

Local roundup: Carson High baseball falls to Reno

The continued growth of the Carson High baseball team could be seen on Thursday against Reno High at Ron McNutt Field. But how far the Senators need to progress could also be seen.

Betty (Mary) Williams

March 23, 1939-February 10, 2019 A celebration of the life of Betty Williams will take place at 1:00 PM Saturday March 23, 2019 at Hilltop Community Church (3588 Romans Rd., Carson City).

Playground at Carson City park to be demolished

The playground and picnic shelter at Ross Gold Park will be fenced off starting March 25 to undergo demolition as part of the project to rehab the park.

Thursday, March 21

Nevada Wolf Pack saves its worst for last, says Joe Santoro

Sports fodder ... The Nevada Wolf Pack, it turns out, saved its worst for last this season. The Pack picked the most unfortunate time for its first two-game losing streak of the season, losing to San Diego State last Friday in the Mountain West tournament and falling 70-61 to the Florida Gators in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

Raiders stadium in Vegas facing delays on steel delivery

LAS VEGAS — The partially tax-funded stadium that will become the home of the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas in 2020 has recently faced delays with the delivery of steel components.

Brothel ban bill filed in Nevada, sex workers vow to fight

A bill introduced in the Nevada Senate on Thursday seeks to ban the nation’s only legal brothels by outlawing prostitution. Republican state Sen. Joe Hardy said brothels have no place in Nevada and attract women with few economic options who get stuck in an abusive industry. Democratic Sen. Pat Spearman also signed on as a sponsor of the legislation, saying the legal bordellos can disguise sex trafficking.

No. 7 Nevada Wolf Pack can't rally against No. 10 Florida in NCAA Tournament

DES MOINES, Iowa — Florida nearly squandered a double-digit lead before finally stopping a Nevada comeback and pulling off a 70-61 upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Emilie Buckingham Varella

Emilie Buckingham Varella passed into eternal life on February 4, 2019, after struggling for several years with metastatic breast cancer. She passed with the comfort of having family members at her bedside.

Court orders use of Pre-Trial Risk tool to release defendants

The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday ordered all state courts to begin using the Pre-Trial Risk assessment tool to determine whether a defendant should be released after arrest.


SHIRLEY JEAN ARMSTRONG, 93, of Carson City, Nevada passed away March 17, 2019. Arrangements are in care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Raymond Gene Cochran Sr,

Born November 24, 1949 in Wendell, Idaho. Ray passed away due to complications during surgery on Tuesday, March 19th at age 69.

Nevada Senate committee approves medically assisted suicide

A measure that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with medication prescribed by a doctor cleared its first hurdle Wednesday in the Nevada Legislature.

Wednesday, March 20

Nevada considers allowing 14-year-old drivers in more places

LAS VEGAS — Nevada lawmakers are considering allowing more 14-year-olds to drive under a measure backed by an assemblywoman who said that if young drivers are allowed in rural places they should also be allowed in cities.

‘Winnie the Pooh Kids’ coming to Carson City

The Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall will soon turn into the Hundred Acre Wood.

Chamber sponsors semiannual job fair

The free semiannual job fair presented by the Fallon Chamber of Commerce is Friday at the Fallon Convention Center from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and individuals from the Fallon, Fernley, Silver Springs and surrounding area are welcome to attend the event.

NHP recognizes 3 troopers with Fallon ties

Three troopers with Fallon ties have been recognized for their achievements in the Nevada Highway Patrol’s Northern Command.

The Nevada town with worst luck but the most unique name

When it comes to agricultural scams — of which the town of Metropolis, Nev. is the best known — few others can measure up to the promotional fervor that surrounded the hamlet of Tobar, once located about 20 miles southwest of Wells.

New skipper assumes command of Naval Air Station Fallon

Naval Air Station Fallon conducted a change of command and retirement ceremony Friday in Hangar Seven.

Marshall to speak at Sawyer-Bryan dinner

The annual Churchill County Democrats dinner and fundraiser will be April 6 at the Fallon Convention Center.

Halloran gives ‘State of the Base’ to business leaders

As commander of Naval Air Station Fallon, Capt. David Halloran presided over the second largest community in Churchill County.

Widening of U.S. 50 near USA Parkway to continue

Crews will begin paving the widened portion of U.S. 50 between Stagecoach and U.S. 95A in Silver Springs in April.

Tracking down those dog tears

Watson here and I have to tell you that I was recently in tears. In fact, I woke mom up real early in the morning so she could see my eyes; one eye was itchy and red. She got a warm towel to put on my eyes and a treat to ease my distress.

Public is invited to honor veterans

Special events will usher in this year’s Vietnam War Veteran Remembrance Day and an All-Veterans Luncheon on March 30 with ceremonies planned for both Reno and Carson City.

Two new exhibits open April 6 at the Oats Park Arts Center

Michelle Osman’s “I Saw Above Me That Endless Skyway” features paintings of Big Sky Country.

Fallon track teams sweep Yerington Relays

In its first large meet of the year — and on the heels of one of the biggest in the region — the Greenwave track and field team took first in both the boys and girls division of the Yerington Relays on Saturday.

Greenwave baseball sweeps Fernley; Lady Wave drops pair

After engaging the mercy rule to win the first game of the series, Fallon’s baseball team was in a fight with its cross-valley rival over the weekend.

County commissioners have full agenda for Wednesday

Churchill County commissioners will meet Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at the Commission Chambers to discuss the following items.

Dancing with the Stars

The 12th-annual Dancing with the Stars, presented by Fallon Swing Dance, brought the crowd to their feet on Saturday at the Elmo Dericco Gymnasium. The annual fundraiser saw performances from 10 star couples in addition to numbers performed by several dance teams, including Pee Weez, Starz, Kidz, Fallon City Ballet, Juniorz and the Fallon Swing Competition Ballroom Team.

Raymond G. Cochran

Raymond G. Cochran, 69, died March 19, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Nevada Democrats release plan for 2020 presidential caucuses

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Democrats unveiled a written plan Wednesday for the party’s 2020 presidential caucus that party leaders hope will heal rifts from three years ago, when supporters of Bernie Sanders felt ill treated by the delegate selection process, the state convention erupted in chaos and the party chair received death threats.

GOED interim head named

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named veteran GOED executive Kristopher Sanchez as interim executive director of the agency.

Cohen named Nevada Assembly Health, Human Services chair

Assemblywoman Lesley Cohen, D-Henderson, has been named to chair the Health and Human Services Committee.

Bill Field

Bill Field passed away peacefully on March 17, 2019, surrounded by his three loving daughters and grandchildren.

Ford looks to protect Teen Pregnancy Prevention program

Attorney General Aaron Ford has filed a brief supporting the multi-state challenge to changes in the federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention grants program.

High cost of Nevada universities questioned

Officials from the Nevada System of Higher Education told lawmakers on Wednesday their registration and fees have risen faster than inflation in most of the past decade.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Direct TV doesn’t go door-to-door

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 4:09 p.m., a 19-year-old California man was arrested at Jewell Avenue and Cardinal Way after a nearby resident called to report someone trying to pass himself off as a Direct TV salesman. She reported Direct TV officials said they had no sales people in that area and they don’t go door to door soliciting business. He was arrested on suspicion of soliciting without a permit. Bail was set at $500.

Carson High boys golf 3rd at Sierra League tourney

The Carson High boys golf team had an outstanding day on Tuesday in the Sierra League Tournament held at Eagle Valley East Golf Course.

Nevada Assembly passes body cavity search bill

The Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill making it more difficult for law enforcement to conduct body cavity searches on individuals.

Tuesday, March 19

Community sports: Silver State Gymnastics strong in state event

Carson City’s Silver State Gymnastics had numerous outstanding efforts at the State Championships held in Reno this past weekend, led by Emily Lewis who won the state title on bars.

Ross W. Price

Born and raised in Long Beach, CA he joined the US Navy where he was stationed in San Diego from 1944-1946. Having found his skill on bassoon and saxophone at age 15, he played in the

Trial date set in Douglas County, Reno murders

RENO — A 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant in the U.S. illegally who’s accused of murdering four people in Northern Nevada during a 10-day crime spree in January has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Alice Irene McClung

Alice Irene McClung, 93, died March 16th, at the Carson Tahoe Hospital. She was born Alice Irene Anderson, in Morgantown, WV to Leroy Paul Anderson and Edna (Austin) Anderson. She had 1 older sister, Pauline (Anderson) Geyer that preceded her in death.

Joe Santoro: Pack has last chance to prove itself

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team has never been as vulnerable and wounded heading into a NCAA tournament as it is right now.

Nevada’s Supported Living program receives clean review

Legislative auditors have given the state’s Supported Living Arrangements program a generally clean review saying the vast majority of homes inspected were generally clean, safe and in good repair.

Public defenders oppose Nevada sexual assault bill

Assemblywoman Connie Munk, D-Las Vegas, says AB227 is designed to fix a problem she says lets some sex offenders off because the prosecution has to prove the victim didn’t consent.

Nevada lawmakers hear bill to seal low-level pot convictions

Supporters of a bill seeking to streamline the sealing of low-level marijuana convictions told Nevada lawmakers it will help people move forward with their lives

John B. Miller

John Brown Miller of Carson City, NV, 101, passed away on March 17, 2019. John was born in Avon, Pennsylvania, to Albert and Elizabeth Miller, on Nov 15, 1917.

Bob Oats

November 4. 1941- March 15, 2019 Bob lost his battle with cancer on March 15, 2019. He was 77 years old. Bob is survived by his wife of 44 years ,

Monday, March 18

Sen. Rosen calls for broadband expansion to rurals for Tele-Health and education

Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., told a joint session of the Nevada Legislature on Monday that healthcare is a key issue the federal government must deal with, especially for those Nevadans in rural areas who don’t have ready access to healthcare.

Resigned lawmakers’ bills to stay alive

The political careers of Kelvin Atkinson and Mike Sprinkle are dead but the bills they had legally drafted this session aren’t.

Amendment to remove regents from constitution could go to 2020 ballot

The proposed amendment removing the Board of Regents from the Nevada Constitution is now just one step away from heading to the 2020 General Election ballot.

Olga J. Sunderland

Olga J. Sunderland, 82, died March 16, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

James Edward Chester

James Edward Chester, passed away quietly in his sleep on March 6, 2019 in Fallon, NV surrounded by loving family members.

Washington sworn in to replace Atkinson

Marcia Washington was sworn in Monday to fill the vacant seat in the Nevada Senate.

Local roundup: Grand slam weekend for Carson High teams

It was a grand slam of a weekend for Carson High’s teams. Kahle Good’s grand slam home run helped propel the Senator baseball team to a 9-8 win in eight innings over McQueen on Saturday at Ron McNutt Field.

Dad held after toddlers found wandering, Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. SATURDAY • At 5:53 p.m., a 28-year-old construction worker was arrested on suspicion of Domestic Battery 1st after his girlfriend said he slapped her during a verbal argument. She suffered several cuts and bruises and torn clothing, she said, when she jumped out of his car while it was moving. He was also arrested on suspicion of Assault in the incident at Carson River Road and 5th Street. Bail was set at $3,500.

A letter to the residents of Churchill County from Sheriff Richard Hickox

Newly elected Nevada Governor Sisolak recently signed into law a bill commonly known as the Universal Background Check by its supporters. The law was touted as a way to shut what they viewed as loopholes in the firearm purchasing process and that it would make a previously passed law (question one) both enforceable and able to be put into practice.

John Brown Miller

John Brown Miller, 101, died March 17, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Patricia G. Short

Patricia G. Short, 65, died March 17, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Irvin D. Gray Jr

Irvin D. Gray Jr passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2019.

Arthur William Buckley

July 22, 1933-March 3, 2019 Arthur Buckley, 85, died March 3rd at his home in Carson City, Nevada. He was born in North Hollywood, California to Donald J. Buckley and Elizabeth (Brayton) Buckley and was one of eight siblings. Art joined the US Army at the age of 13.

Sunday, March 17

Pack to face Florida in NCAA first round

The Nevada Wolf Pack are the No. 7 seed in the West region of the NCAA Tournament. The Wolf Pack, 29-4, and co-Mountain West regular season champions will take on the No. 10 seed Florida Gators (19-15 on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa.

Saturday, March 16

Recipe: Southwest Chicken Hash, by Adam Romo

The Cracker Box opened its doors on May 10, 1980 and since then has cracked more eggs and brewed more coffee than anyone can count. Owner Jerry Massad’s goal back then: Serve the best breakfast around. Now, nearly four decades later, the “Box” continues to serve up piping hot, hearty, and made from scratch breakfasts and lunches seven days a week. Favorites include the Soon to be Famous home-style spuds, squeezed to order juices, the Original Joe Moore, Eggs Benedict and House-made Hash. The menu has also grown to include freshly made salads and healthy fish entrees.

Roger Diez: Penske having outstanding racing season so far

Roger Penske has to be loving the 2019 racing season so far. Two of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup drivers, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, have already won a race and are locked into the playoffs. Last Sunday at Phoenix, his third Cup driver, Ryan Blaney, took the pole.

Friday, March 15

Aztecs bounce Pack out of MW tourney

LAS VEGAS — Devin Watson had 20 points and five assists and San Diego State held No. 14 Nevada scoreless for nearly seven minutes late in the Aztecs’ 65-56 victory Friday night in the Mountain West Conference semifinals.

UNLV fires Menzies after 3 seasons

LAS VEGAS — Marvin Menzies took over a UNLV program in disarray and made some headway, luring some of the nation’s top recruits to the desert.

Doc Durden’s ‘West Fest’ coming to Virginia City

Doc Durden, the “Big Boss,” is an Old West cowboy actor and president of Foothill Productions based in Virginia City. He’s putting on a Wild West Festival this Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26. The hoedown will be held in the Virginia City Fairgrounds arena, with two stages simultaneously providing non-stop entertainment all weekend.

Local roundup: Carson High softball falls to McQueen

A Northern 4A opener on a cold, windy day against arguably the region’s top pitcher with a nasty rising fastball: Not a good combination for the Carson High softball team.

Yucca can’t take waste, Nevada lawmakers told

The director of Nevada’s Agency for Nuclear Projects told lawmakers on Friday they’ll continue the fight to block the Yucca Mountain project at every possible turn.

Thursday, March 14

Nevada Wolf Pack-Purdue football game moved

RENO — The Nevada football team’s season opener against Purdue has been moved to Aug. 30, according to a media release.

Joe Santoro: It won’t come easy for Pack

The Nevada Wolf Pack reminded us once again on Thursday no tournament game, be it in the Mountain West or the NCAA, is going to be easy.

Pack fends off Boise; faces SDSU next

LAS VEGAS — Nevada got an early scare in the Mountain West Conference quarterfinals. After trailing Boise State by 15 points in the first half, the Wolf Pack slowly responded. And not until the final minute of the game — did they feel comfortable.

Carol Beeson Cronenberger

Born to Harold and Evelyn Beeson in Oroville, California, Carol spent her childhood in the hard scrabble lumber camp of Grays Flat in the Feather River Canyon and later in Marysville, where Harold continued his life’s work as a sawmill planer. The Beesons moved to Reno in 1951, where Carol graduated from Reno High School in 1955 and the University of Nevada Reno in 1959.

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Human resources. Stressed business people before interview

Michael J. Gomish

Michael J. Gomish, 67, died March 10, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Churchill County gets $1.4M for groundwater improvement

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has awarded Churchill County $1,405,075 for two groundwater improvement projects, according to a media release.

Wrongfully convicted paid for prison time under Nevada bill

A group of Assembly Democrats led by Judiciary Chairman Steve Yeager of Las Vegas has introduced a bill that would let someone wrongfully convicted of a felony bring an action for damages.

Edward Texeira Affonso

Edward Texeira Affonso, was born May 20th, 1939, in Petaluma, CA, was raised in Novato, CA, and graduated from San Rafael High School. He moved to Dayton NV in 1972 and spent the remaining

Stanley Strandberg

Stanley passed away on March 8th, 2019 at the Chataue in Gardnerville, NV.

Nevada Assembly member resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations

Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle has resigned his seat in the Nevada Assembly in the face of multiple claims of sexual harassment and misconduct.

Death penalty sought vs. Guzman

Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against an El Salvadoran accused of shooting four Western Nevada residents in January. At a press conference on Thursday morning, Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson announced there were sufficient aggravating circumstances to file a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against Wilbur Martinez-Guzman.

Mona Virginia Moyle

Mona Virginia Moyle aged 77, peacefully passed away March 9, 2019 surrounded by her family in Fallon Nevada.

NAS Fallon commander said base and mission will grow

The outgoing commander of Naval Air Station Fallon told local business leaders Wednesday, March 13 the base will grow an additional 10 percent of its workforce and continue its spurt of growth over the next one to three years.

Nye, Lyon counties settle suit with wrongly jailed Vegas performer after Carson City traffic stop

RENO — Two rural Nevada counties have paid $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former Las Vegas entertainer who was wrongfully jailed for 18 days for a burglary he didn’t commit in a bizarre case of mistaken identity, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Carson City architect designs healthier life – with help

Cindy McEwan, Carson City fitness trainer, knew she was starting to shape architect Darrin Berger’s dietary habits for the better when he called her from Costco one day, amazed by the calorie count of one of the wholesaler’s pizzas.

Carson architect designs healthier life – with help

Cindy McEwan, Carson City fitness trainer, knew she was starting to shape architect Darrin Berger’s dietary habits for the better when he called her from Costco one day, amazed by the calorie count of one of the wholesaler’s pizzas.

Wednesday, March 13

Nevada sex industry reacts to suit to ban brothels

The lawsuit filed by Texas resident Rebekah Charleston and her Reno-based lawyer Jason Guinasso seeking to ban legal prostitution in Nevada undermines voters and could have broader repercussions for states’ and industry workers’ rights, according to Onesta Foundation Executive Director Bella Cummins, but she’s hopeful her organization can open communications and shed a different light on the complex situation.

3 Carson bands perform at Jazz Extravaganza

It’s “big-band jazz times three” when the Mile High Jazz Band, Carson High Jazz Band and Carson Middle School Jazz Band present the 16th annual combined Jazz Extravaganza concert at 7 p.m. March 19 in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., Carson City. The Extravaganza is sponsored by the Mile High Jazz Band Association and the Carson City Band Association as a benefit for Carson City school instrumental music programs.

Nevada Assembly member wants to cut number of bills

Assemblywoman Robin Titus, R-Wellington, has introduced legislation that would reduce the number of bills each legislator can introduce and cut back on the additional measures leadership in each house can request.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Dispute over towels leads to arrest

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 6:38 a.m., a 37-year-old was arrested on two outstanding misdemeanor warrants after deputies were called to Dotty’s Casino for an intoxicated subject refusing to leave. Bail was set at $4,000.

Bill would hike pay for Nevada Capitol Police

Lawmakers were told Wednesday it’s not fair the Capitol Police are paid less and receive fewer benefits than every other law enforcement agency in state service.

Gerard Theodore Hardy

March 24th, 1960 - December 8th, 2018 On what would have been the weekend of Gerard’s 59th birthday, family and friends will gather to say farewell to our gentle giant. Gerard left us too soon, succumbing to cancer, a diagnosis received just a few months earlier. He leaves behind the gift of many cherished memories.

Jean Nielsen Thomas-Albertini

(1932 – 2019) Jean Margaret Nielsen Thomas-Albertini, age 87, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2019. Jean Margaret was born to parents of Danish lineage Niels Nielsen and Margaret Christensen in Neola, Iowa, August 12, 1932, the second of 4 children.

Sign up for Veterans and Military Day

Veterans and Military Day at the Legislature is March 20, and currently, only a half-dozen individuals have signed up for the United Veterans Legislative Council’s (UVLC) pairing of veterans to lawmakers in both the Nevada Senate and Assembly, according to the Nevada Department of Veterans Services.

Nevada’s intriguing stone beehives

Scattered across Nevada are a handful of 19th century charcoal ovens that resemble nothing less than giant stone beehives. These stone or brick domes were once used to convert wood, often pinon pine, into charcoal that could be used in mining smelters.

Commissioners have light meeting

Churchill County commissioners met Thursday and took action on the following items:

Trotter finishes 7th in national VFW contest

Ashby Trotter, a junior at Churchill County High School, is this year’s seventh-place winner in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy speech contest.

Making and sustaining diet change

Objectively speaking, a healthy diet is simple. We should consume a variety of produce, whole grains and lean sources of protein in adequate portions while balancing intake with physical activity. Many people I speak with understand these tenets and can identify discrepancies between their current and ideal diet. The problem, which is also the reason I am enamored with nutrition, is practical application. Translation of knowledge into practice requires experimentation with different strategies to find what personally works best. In the spirit of National Nutrition Month, the following are effective tips to positively and sustainably change your way of eating.


To Erin McMindes and Clement Soon, Xander Opio Manuel McMoones, born Feb. 7, 2019, weighing 9 pounds and 1 ounces.

Museum announces 2019 spring lecture series

The Churchill County Museum is holding its annual free spring lecture series on Tuesdays beginning March 19 through April 9.

Trustees to recognize winter athletic teams

A regular meeting of the Churchill County Board of School Trustees is Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. in the Churchill County School District Administration Office, 690 S. Maine St.

Hanging from the rafters

Before halftime of last month’s Nevada-UNLV basketball game, former Wolf Pack great Nick Fazekas said he was a little nervous about walking out on the floor with his young son and family.

Olson loved the beat of the pep band

His leadership style was distinctive. His pep band filled any gym or the Centennial Coliseum will the distinctive beat of fight songs including Fallon’s “Onward Greenwave.”

Fallon opens season with doubleheader sweep

SPARKS — The Greenwave baseball team opened its 2019 season with a doubleheader sweep at Sparks, 22-0 and 25-0.

Fallon wins opening track meet

The Greenwave track and field team began the season on the right foot, winning both the girls and boys divisions in the three-team opening-weekend meet at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex on Saturday.

Best of Fallon nominations to run through March 27

With the slight changes we have in our annual Best of Fallon contest this year, I believe it’s much better to over-communicate the details rather than have someone or a business miss a step along the way.

When Irish cats are trilling

With St. Pat’s day just around the corner, I was reminded of an incredible Irish cat who was so beautiful he took my breath away. His name was Guinness. He demanded respect, adoration and filet mignon. Occasionally, I would slip him round steak, but he always knew it wasn’t the real deal.

Water outlook remains in good shape

Both the Lahontan Reservoir and river flows feeding the canal system are in good shape this month following a series of storms during the past two months.

Tuesday, March 12

Lawrence Ferreira

Lawrence Ferreira, 95, died March 12, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Joe Santoro: Pack finally has time it’s been waiting for

The real Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball season is finally here

Vaping tax, bumpstock ban bills introduced in Nevada Legislature

Sen. Julia Ratti, D-Sparks, has introduced a bill to expand taxes now imposed on tobacco products such as cigarettes to include vapor products.

Nevada Assembly panel urged to approve Lake Tahoe bonds

The Assembly Government Affairs Committee was told Tuesday that approval of the next phase of Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program bonds is critical to the continuation of efforts to restore and improve the environment in the Tahoe Basin.

Monday, March 11

Jerry Ann Gionta

Jerry Ann Gionta, 81, of Carson City, NV, passed away on March 1, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Mile High Jazz Band presents ‘Hang Ups’ Tuesday in Carson City

The Mile High Jazz Band with vocalist Jakki Ford will be joined by several poets and readers on Tuesday, March 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m., for an evening of big-band music and poetry on the theme “Hang Ups.” Each poem will be followed by a related big-band tune. The event will be at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St., across the street from the state Legislature building in Carson City.

Carson High track team has strong opening meet

The Carson High boys and girls track teams got off to a strong start in their opening meet of the season against Manogue, Damonte Ranch and Reno at Reno High on Saturday.

Nevada Wolf Pack moves up in both polls

The 28-3 University of Nevada men’s basketball team moved up three spots in the Associated Press poll to No. 14 and is up one spot to No. 17 in the USA Today Coaches polls released on Monday. The Wolf Pack has appeared in the last 24 polls dating back to last season and in the top 20 every week this season.

Markets were rattled last week

The market hates surprises, especially when the surprise comes from a central bank. Last week, the European Central Bank (ECB) unexpectedly reversed course and took a more accommodative stance on monetary policy in an effort to encourage stronger European economic growth. Tom Fairless of Barron’s explained:

MW rankings: ‘Mission accomplished’ for Pack

The Mountain West played 99 men’s basketball conference games this season from Jan. 2 through last Saturday night to get to a conclusion that everyone expected all along.

Local roundup: Carson High baseball goes 3-2 to start season

The Carson High baseball team split its two games on Saturday at Ron NcNutt Field, routing University Prep 11-1 while losing to Nevada Union 9-4.

Brass knuckles found on mechanic, says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 5:06 p.m., Matthew Vanmeter, 33, was arrested after a traffic stop at Lompa and Dori Way for an expired registration. His vehicle was searched after a K-9 alerted to the presence of drugs. After several hypodermic needles were found he was charged with possession of paraphernalia, expired registration and no proof of insurance as well as being an ex-felon failing to register. Bail was set at $1,800.

Atkinson pleads to misusing $250,000 in contributions for personal expenses

Former Nevada Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson has pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud involving the misuse of $249,900 in campaign contributions for personal expenses.

Epic Rides Off Road to be held June 28-30

It is a snow job — the Epic Rides Carson City Off Road mountain bike series event is being pushed back to the end of June this year.

Irene L. Pellissier

Irene L. Pellissier passed away peacefully at her home on March 4, 2019, with family by her side.

Sunday, March 10

Celebrate St. Paddy’s with Cíana in Carson City

The Celtic Series kicks it up a notch for St. Paddy’s day, so wear green, grab a Guinness, and prepare to celebrate the Irish festivities with Cíana.

No. 17 Nevada Wolf Pack claim share of 3rd straight Mountain West championship

The Nevada Wolf Pack won a share of the Mountain West regular season championship, completed a perfect home season and honored seven seniors Saturday night at Lawlor Events Center.

Nevada revenues spot on projections half way through fiscal year

According to a report from the Legislative Counsel Bureau, the Economic Forum missed the General Fund revenue projections for the first half of Fiscal Year 2019 by just 1.4 percent.

Saturday, March 9

Roger Diez: Phoenix dogleg will challenge racers

We’re now three races into the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season, and there have been three winners: Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, and Joey Logano.

Volleyball club forms at Pioneer High

At Pioneer High School this week, Charish Creon and Cassidy Lingenfelter started a Volleyball Club. This is the first team sports club Pioneer High School has ever had since the school was opened in 1998.

Friday, March 8

Carson High baseball splits first two games

The young Carson High baseball team could have let this get ugly. But instead the young Senators showed some resiliency.

Dorothy Scossa

Dorothy, age 96, passed away on February 25, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Carson City, NV.

Russian quartet coming to Carson City

The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia is coming to Carson City.

Norma Beatrice Baker

Norma Beatrice Baker, age 95, passed away on February 28, 2019 in Reno, NV. She was born August 26, 1923 in Worcester, MA to Jesse and Hermine Langlois Budrow. She was a resident of Kingston, NV. She was also a veteran having served in the Air Force during World War II. Norma is survived by her son, Bruce also of Kingston, NV.

Prep Roundup: Carson High softball wins 2

The Carson High softball team got off to a strong start on Friday, winning both of its games in a tournament in Sacramento. Carson beat Casa Roble 2-0 behind the pitching of Jailene Salciedo, then beat Wood 6-4 on freshman Caydee Farnworth’s game-winning hit.

CMS female wrestler making mark nationally

While Amber Perkins is making her mark as a female wrestler on the national scene, at the same time she’s just one of the guys.

Nevada lawmakers spar on criminal justice reform bill

Lawmakers held a hearing Friday on a contentious and wide-ranging criminal justice reform bill that has pitted prosecutors against public defenders.

Summit addresses ‘Missing Middle’ in area housing

Bringing livable, sustainable housing in higher densities to Northern Nevada is a “quiet pain” that the local community must be willing to address as the region continues to grow, local representatives discussed Thursday at a community housing summit at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno.

Carson High track looks to start strong, finish strong

It sounds simple but Carson High track coach Steve Nelms is preaching to his athletes to start strong, finish strong.

Thursday, March 7

Evelyn “Tootie” M. Erickson

Evelyn “Tootie” M. Erickson, age 95, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2019, of natural causes in Lafayette, Colorado.

Joe Santoro: Should Muss stay with Nevada?

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball program will honor seven seniors (Cody and Caleb Martin, Jordan Caroline, Tre’Shawn Thurman, Corey Henson, David Cunningham and Trey Porter) on Saturday who will be playing their final game at Lawlor.

Bill would raise penalties for violating protection orders in Nevada

Senators were asked on Thursday to increase penalties for violating domestic violence protection orders to a gross misdemeanor and, on extended orders, a felony.

Georgia Ann Hogue

Georgia Ann Hogue, aged 81 years, having dutifully and lovingly held the post of matriarch of our family, began her new post and eternal adventure with her beloved husband Richard of 42 years on March 2, 2019 at her home in Carson City, NV.


TED CONN, 73, of Carson City, Nevada passed away March 2, 2019. Arrangements are in care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Karen Alice Kramer

March 16, 1961 - January 22, 2019 Karen 57, passed away at her home, losing her battle against Lung Cancer.She was preceded in death by her parents and her beautiful daughter, Kara Kramer. Karen is survived by her husband, Duane, granddaughter, Oriona, and other family members. We would like to invite her close family and friends to a Celebration of Life reception at the home of Chris and Kathy Wolfe on March 16th, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Please call 775-246-0813 or 775-461-0382 for details.

Nancy Lee Tingvall List

February 4, 1942 – March 3, 2019 Nancy List, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease on March 3, 2019 in Fernley, Nevada at the age of 77.

Wednesday, March 6

Take a 3-day weekend in Death Valley National Park

Trying to get away from the snow and cold weather, Death Valley National Park is a great option for a short getaway. If you can plan three days for the trip, that’s a comfortable amount of time to take the drive, see the popular sites and a little more.

Sandra Bjelke Tucker

Sandra Bjelke Tucker, 76, long time resident of Carson City, NV. passed away February 21st, 2019.

Senior Night: Parting is such sweet sorrow

The greatest senior class in the history of Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball is going to play its final game at Lawlor Events Center on Saturday night.

Dorothy E. Stelling

Dorothy Stelling died from a cold virus. She was the eldest of five children. Dorothy married Harold Stelling and they had three sons; Robert,

Cannizzaro named first woman Nevada Senate Majority Leader

Nevada Senate Democrats on Wednesday formally named Nicole Cannizzaro of Las Vegas majority leader. She’s the first woman to hold that post in state history.

Nevada libraries seek permanent funding from state

More than an hour from the nearest city and a population fewer than 3,000 people, Hawthorne is typical of the dozens of remote towns that make up much of Nevada’s landscape.

Woman held for public urination, 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 12:36 a.m., a 64-year-old woman was arrested outside the Frontier Motel after a deputy saw her urinating in public. She was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and held on a violation of suspended sentence conditions warrant. Bail was set at $3,500.

Carson High’s Shea DeJoseph signs with William Jessup

When Shea DeJoseph went to a volleyball camp presented by William Jessup University in the summer of 2017 before her junior year at Carson High, the NAIA program in Rocklin, Calif., was so impressed with her skills it wanted to sign her on the spot.

What’s New @ the Library!

The Churchill County Library has much to offer in the month of March. STEAM programs on Fridays, Knitting Club each Tuesday, Story Time every Wednesday and Thursday, Writer’s Group on Tuesday evening, and Open Computer Lab each Thursday morning.

Explore Southern Nevada’s scenic Mount Charleston area

With its lush, pine-covered canyons and snowcapped 11,918-foot peak, Mount Charleston rises above the ordinary.

CEDA features Halloran as March’s speaker

Capt. Dave Halloran is March’s speaker at the Churchill Economic Development Authority’s Business Council monthly breakfast.

Pediatrician joins Banner Health Clinic at Banner Churchill Community Hospital

Banner Health is pleased to announce the addition of LuAnn Ochsner, MD, to Banner Health Clinic: Pediatrics, located at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon.

Facing adversity, Lady Wave wins 3rd state title

LAS VEGAS — All season long, they had to prove themselves.

Steele, Moretto come through in Fallon’s semifinal wins

LAS VEGAS — The Man of Steele saved Fallon’s season on Friday.

NVC conducts service for 7 veterans

FERNLEY — The Nevada Veterans Coalition conducted its second unaccompanied military service of 2019 for seven veterans Thursday before a small crowd that braved the cold weather and winds to pay their final respects.

Churchill County Parks and Recreation upcoming events

Youth martial arts classes beginning March 11

Jackson’s 3 gives Wave first title in 47 years

LAS VEGAS – The plan was to get the ball into the hands of their best shooter.

Sammy Miller and the Congregation: Going places

A native of Los Angeles, Grammy-nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his relentless focus on combining theatre and making music that “feels good.”

An evening on the dance floor

The 12th annual Dancing with the Stars is less than two weeks away, and 10 celebrities — five men and five women — are competing this year.

Cegavske headlines Lincoln Day dinner

Nevada’s Secretary of State is this year’s speaker for Fallon’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by the Churchill County Central Republican Committee.

Big Max, the marvelous mastiff

Living on a farm in rural Nebraska wasn’t the most exciting childhood for my husband, Joe. In fact, it was pretty tame until Max the mastiff appeared at his door. He was big, friendly and hungry. Joe, who was six years old, and his little brother were in heaven; they had a big playmate.

Greenwave baseball team fundraising for ‘walk of fame’

The Wave baseball team is fundraising for a “walk of fame” where sponsors can have their family/company etched into Greenwave baseball history. For $500 a custom boulder through Boulder Designs of Reno — a Fallon-based company — will be cemented at the Fallon baseball field at Churchill County High School.

Johnson scores 27 as No. 17 Nevada beats Air Force 90-79

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — A bounce-back performance by Nevada was set to the swishing sound of Jazz. The junior guard hit all the right notes.

Carson High JROTC among best in nation in orienteering

Carson High School’s Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Orienteering Team climbed its way up to the top when it made it to the NJROTC national competition at Vazquez Rocks Regional Park in Agua Dulce, Calif., on Feb. 16 and 17.

Tuesday, March 5

‘Stuart Little’ to be performed in Carson City

A mild-mannered mouse takes center stage at the Brewery Arts Center this weekend.

Linda L Wood

Linda L Wood, 69 of Carson City, passed away on March 3, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Warren Talbot

Warren Talbot, 81, of Carson City, passed away on February 27, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson pleads guilty to federal election charges

Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson on Tuesday resigned that office and his Senate seat effective immediately after pleading guilty to federal charges of misappropriating campaign funds.

Alfred Martin Lujan

Alfred Martin Lujan, 56, died March 3, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Another Nevada inmate asks to give up death penalty appeals

LAS VEGAS — A death-row inmate is restarting a fight over the death penalty and the drugs the state would use for a lethal injection by telling authorities he wants to give up his appeals and become the first person executed since 2006.

Monday, March 4

New BLM Nevada director has 20 years with federal agencies

RENO — The new state director for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Nevada has spent more than two decades working for federal land management agencies in Washington D.C. and the West.

Bills aim to modernize Nevada’s emergency management

A package of bills designed to reorganize, streamline and upgrade emergency management in Nevada was presented to the Senate Government Affairs Committee on Monday.

40-plus entities formulate ‘New Nevada’ workforce coalition

In what’s being described as “a sweeping show of commitment to the future economic vitality of Northern Nevada,” more than 40 public and private entities, including representatives from Carson City, have joined to form the Career and Technical Education Messaging Coalition of Northern Nevada, officials announced Feb. 27. According to a news release, the coalition’s main goal is to match potential employees with the many job and certificate opportunities available in “the New Nevada.

Pack’s Caroline not suspended; status unknown

The Mountain West Conference chose not to suspend University of Nevada men’s basketball player Jordan Caroline after he punched the glass of a fire extinguisher. But Caroline’s status for Tuesday’s 8 p.m. game at Air Force remains unknown.

MW rankings: Pack loses composure, not No. 1 ranking

The Nevada Wolf Pack has lost two games in the last two weeks as well as its grip on first place in the Mountain West standings and its post-game self control and composure, but it hasn’t lost its standing as the No. 1 team in the Nevada Appeal Mountain West rankings.

Bill banning forced microchipping heard by Nevada lawmakers

Nevada lawmakers considered a bill Monday that would ban forced human microchipping.

Tulio A. Marroquin

Tulio A. Marroquin, 62, died March 2, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Is the economy in for a soft landing?

Economists use aviation metaphors to describe the results of central banks’ efforts to manage rapidly growing economies. If the Federal Reserve lifts rates enough to prevent the economy from overheating without jolting it into recession, then it has engineered a soft landing, according to Investopedia. (Rate increases that drop a country into recession are hard landings.)

Rock solid arrest for Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 11:27 a.m., a 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion he threw a football-size rock through the driver’s side window of a neighbor’s car at a William Street apartment. The rock caused an estimated $2,500 damage. Bail was set at $2,500 on suspicion of destruction of property.

James Walker Warren

James Walker Warren, age 87, of Carson City, NV., passed away on January 8, 2019. Arrangements are under the care of Nevada Funeral Services.

Recipe: Chimichurri sauce with a Lebanese twist, spring lamb chops and fresh asparagus by Chef Charlie Abowd

Despite feeling like perpetual winter, all the signs of spring are showing. Daffodils and crocus are beginning to make their appearance and the much needed rain combined with warmer days sandwiched between extreme cold spells are part of what we expect in Northern Nevada.

Nevada Wolf Pack falls to 17th in Associated Press poll

The University of Nevada men’s basketball team fell to No. 17 in the Associated Press poll released Monday morning.

Gilbert L. Betrue

Gilbert L. Betrue, 82, of Carson City, NV passed away February 26, 2019. Arrangements are in care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Sunday, March 3

Nevada Wolf Pack retires Nick Fazekas’ number 22

Before halftime of Wednesday’s Nevada-UNLV basketball game, former Wolf Pack great Nick Fazekas said he was a little nervous about walking out on the floor with his young son and family.

Young Carson High baseball team ready for a new season

Carson High baseball coach Bryan Manoukian went through the long list of usual suspects when it comes to teams who are competing to be among the top squads in the tough Northern 4A.

Supplemental funding and one-shots top $425M in state budget

The governor’s finance office says there are a total of 117 one-shot items and supplemental funding requests in the proposed budget totaling $425.6 million.

Saturday, March 2

Legislature honors amendment guaranteeing blacks right to vote

Nevada’s Senate and Assembly on Friday passed a resolution commemorating the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s ratification of the 15th Amendment guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote.

Roger Diez: Fernley 95A Speedway looking for volunteers

Before I get into the NASCAR Atlanta results and prognostications for Las Vegas, I have some local racing news. Fernley 95A Speedway is looking for volunteers for the 2019 season, and is holding a meeting at the track at 2 p.m. Sunday for anyone who’s interested. Help is needed in a variety of areas, from tech inspection to security to snack bar. If you’re interested in getting into racing on the inside, be sure to attend. Call track manager Matt Sherman at 775-530-8105 for information.

Carson High grads return to area with Washington State baseball

RENO — It must have seemed like old times for Carson High graduate Bryce Moyle when he took the mound on Thursday at Peccole Park.

Carson City school trustees updated on $50 million in projects

The facilities master plan for Carson City schools is nearing completion, and the school board received an update at its Feb. 12 meeting on where the district’s various sites stand in terms of progress and priorities.

Friday, March 1

Tesla to close stores to reduce costs for $35,000 Model 3

SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla will only sell its electric cars online as it accelerates its cost cutting so it can realize its long-running goal of selling a mass-market sedan for $35,000. The change announced Thursday will allow the Silicon Valley automaker to begin selling its Model 3 for $35,000 — a price point that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been striving to reach in order to appeal to more consumers and generate the sales the company needs to survive.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office cautions public about IRS scams

It’s tax season again, and this time of the year brings out the scammers trying to take away your money. Carson City Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone to pay close attention to those ongoing scams out there.

Howard William Glancy

Howard “Skip” is preceded in death by his loving wife Ruth Ann (April 2018) and 2 grandchildren. He is survived by his 5 children: Randall, Constance, Debora, Matthew and Mark. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Linda Sue Olsen

Linda Sue Olsen, of Sparks, Nevada, lost her battle with cancer on February 24, 2019, at the age of 47. Linda was born in Sparks, Nevada to John and Peggy Olsen. She attended Sparks High School and graduated on the honor roll.

A. M. “Marv” Young

Marv Young, 73, died at home in Carson City on February 26, 2019 from emphysema. Marv was married to Sue for 31 years. He is survived by Sue and stepson Bob Ryser (Katherine); 4 grandchildren: Laura Swenson, Holly Cripe, Nolan and Lilly Ryser.

Three members of Congress scheduled to address Nevada Legislature

The first three of Nevada’s six-member congressional delegation have been scheduled to address the 2019 Legislature.

Anderson leaving Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Paul Anderson is leaving the position of executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Gov. Steve Sisolak’s Chief of Staff Michelle White confirmed his resignation Friday, saying his last day will be April 1.

Election shift bill heard by Nevada lawmakers

Nevada’s two largest cities would be required to move their municipal elections in line with county, state and federal elections under a bill being heard by lawmakers.

Senior reserves step up to lead Greenwave; Fallon faces No. 1 Mojave in state semifinal

Two seniors fouled out when it looked like the book on this historic season had been closed. But a pair of senior reserves came off the bench late in the game and helped re-open the book.

Recipe: Instant pot pressure cooker fajitas, by Amanda Long

Technically fajitas are made with “grilled” meat. But this recipe works well for February in Nevada when it’s cold, wet, snowy/rainy and windy. Indoor cooking tends to be the way to go right now.