Stories for April 2020

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Thursday, April 30

Frances C. (Hall) Davis

Frances C. Davis (Hall) April 1, 1919 - March 30, 2020

Edward Flores

Edward M. Flores, 92, died April 29, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Linda Marrone: Swiss chard the way mom used to make it (recipe)

Normally the last week of April I would be writing about the opening of the Spring Farmers Market in the parking lot behind Due Sorella but this year has been anything but! There will be no early spring Farmers Market in May.

Nevada may open retail, more mid-May, with distancing

LAS VEGAS — After eight weeks of closures, Nevada may allow the reopening in mid-May of many businesses that were deemed non-essential and more outdoor spaces, but bars, casinos and shopping malls would likely stay shuttered, Gov. Steve Sioslak announced Thursday.

2 new COVID-19 cases, 5 recoveries in Carson City region Thursday

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported two new positive cases and five additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Thursday. This brings the total number of cases to 92, with 46 recoveries and one death, 45 cases remain active.

Lyon County sheriff to reopen offices on Monday

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office will reopen offices to the public on Monday, May 4, according to a news release. “We will continue safe operation practices and social distancing within our facilities,” the release said.

Joe Santoro: Nobody in the NFL knows how to draft a quarterback

A dozen quarterbacks were selected in the 2011 NFL draft, including Nevada Wolf Pack senior Colin Kaepernick in the second round by the San Francisco 49ers. Auburn’s Cam Newton went No. 1 overall to the Carolina Pathers followed by Washington’s Jake Locker, Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert and Florida State’s Christian Ponder in the first round. TCU’s Andy Dalton went one pick ahead of Kaepernick in the second round. Now that the Cincinnati Bengals have released Dalton, there is now just one surviving quarterback of the 12 drafted in 2011 that still has a job in the NFL.

GOP says rural counties should open at swifter rate

Republican lawmakers including Assemblywoman Robin Titus, who represents Lyon and Churchill counties, and State Sen. James Settelmeyer don’t feel Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is looking at separate rural and urban issues during the coronavirus pandemic.

Vice principal named at Carson City's Empire Elementary

Nathan Brigham has been named vice principal for Empire Elementary School, the Carson City School District said in a news release.

Carson High greenhouse addition OK'd by city planning commission

The Planning Commission approved an addition to the high school’s greenhouse and changes to the latest phase of Silver Oak residential development while wrestling with technology enabling it to hold a remote meeting.

Hospitality, retail, construction workers hardest hit in Nevada

LAS VEGAS — The number of out-of-work people filing new claims for jobless benefits in Nevada is closing in on 390,000 since casinos and other businesses were shuttered to prevent spread of the coronavirus, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday.

Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery to offer virtual wine walk Saturday

With Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery’s virtual wine walk this Saturday, art lovers who still have an appetite for the inspiring, the eclectic and unusual can take a tour of Jeffery Pace’s collection without setting foot in his shop. Pace is offering another chance from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Facebook to take a virtual tour of his artists’ work in his gallery by posting videos on the social media site and keeping his shop accessible in the time of COVID-19 while it remains closed to the public for now.

Wednesday, April 29

Abra Deann Winters

Abra Deann Winters, 45 of Minden, passed away on April 23, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800.

Casino Fandango launches free virtual game

Casino Fandango in Carson City has created a free virtual game for Players Club members as well as the general public to play each week. Prizes range from dining comps and free play to personal point multiplier days and more that will be available after Casino Fandango reopens. Some participants will have the opportunity to win Amazon gift cards that deliver instantly to a winner’s email inbox.

Nevada asked to stay home until May 15; Golf, tennis resume

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is extending his directive asking people to stay at home to limit the spread of coronavirus until May 15. But he will ease restrictions on other outdoor activities and some businesses starting Friday.

Carson City Sheriff's Office on the look out for impaired drivers

The Carson City Sheriffs Office will be joining forces with other law enforcement agencies statewide focusing on Impaired Drivers from May 1-8.

Zero new COVID-19 cases and 7 recoveries on Wednesday in Carson City region

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported zero new positive cases and seven additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region Wednesday. The total number of cases remains at 90, with 41 recoveries and one death, 48 cases remain active.

Nevada attorney general warns against evictions, coercion during shutdown

The Attorney General’s office has issued guidelines for landlords emphasizing that they aren’t allowed to issue any lockouts, notices to vacate or pay or initiate any evictions against tenants during the pandemic shutdown.

Nevada Highway Patrol writes 67 parking tickets on Tahoe’s East Shore

INCLINE VILLAGE — Nevada Highway Patrol had a busy Tuesday afternoon writing citations for illegally parked cars on Lake Tahoe’s East Shore.

Judge to rule this week on Nevada's mail-in primary

RENO — Nevada's statewide primary is scheduled in June. But what that looks like in a pandemic and how voters cast ballots may be decided in the courts.

Jacqueline Lee Madsen

Jacqueline Lee Madsen, a long time Carson City resident, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2020, at the age of 86.

Educators begin planning for reopening of Nevada schools

The state Department of Education has formed a Re-Opening of Schools Committee to help develop a plan for districts and charter schools to safely reopen Nevada’s K-12 public schools.

Sisolak to extend stay at home order but few details offered

LAS VEGAS — Gov. Steve Sisolak plans to extend his directive asking people to stay home to limit the spread of the coronavirus but he will ease some restrictions.

3 staff at Eagle Valley Children’s Home in Carson City test positive for coronavirus

Three staff members of the Eagle Valley Children’s Home have tested positive for the coronavirus. None of the facilities’ 17 residents have shown symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and will be tested only if they become symptomatic, said Donna Clark, executive director. “All of them are perfectly fine,” said Clark.

Carson High grad Isael Lopez signs with Chaminade University soccer

For 2018 Carson High School grad Isael Lopez, playing collegiate soccer at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington was all about winning games.

JoAnne Skelly: Lasagna Gardening

Seriously, “lasagna gardening?” Readers may remember my article on hügelkultur last year, a centuries-old Eastern European method of no-dig raised beds made out of logs, branches, leaves, grass clippings, straw, cardboard, petroleum-free newspaper, manure, compost and/or other organic matter. Topped with soil and it’s ready to plant.

Local government COVID information

The following is the latest recap of either procedures implemented by various agencies or organizations regarding COVID-19. For continual updates, check the LVN website and Facebook page.

Plan outlines primary election voting

Churchill County Clerk Treasurer Linda Rothery said sample ballots were sent April 16 and the actual ballots should be in the mail beginning Friday.

No barking for Bark in the Park

Sadly, CAPS will not host its annual Bark in the Park next month. Unfortunately, the current COVID-19 pandemic and the stay at home order have made it impossible to do this event at this time. Hopefully, this pandemic will end soon, and we’ll be able to celebrate in the fall with the Mutt Strut, fabulous booths, contests, and raffles.

Banner Churchill Community Hospital birth announcements

To Jordan Heaverne and Christopher Christiano, Zoiee Haze Christiano, born March 30, 2020, weighing 6 pounds and 8 ounces.

Military, veteran activities

Naval Air Station Fallon and Nevada National Guard installations continue to monitor the COVID-19 virus on a daily basis.

Churchill County School District updates

Based on the governor’s continuation of physical school closures, the district will continue with our Learning from a Distance plan through the end of the school year. Currently, the last day of the school calendar is May 29. We will be working with the Nevada Department of Education over the next several weeks to determine exactly what the remaining five weeks of school will look like for our learners and staff.

The Nevada Traveler: Nothing trivial about Nevada politics

As we continue to practice social distancing and other ways of avoiding COVID-19, I’ve prepared another round of Nevada trivia to keep you occupied. This installment will focus on Nevada’s always-fascinating political trivia.

COVID-19 contributing to domestic violence

As shelter-in-place restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic continue, reports of violence in the home are increasing in some areas. Contributing factors for this increase, such as job loss, tight finances and constant close proximity to partners and children, may not only amplify family violence, but also diminish the family’s ability to engage in constructive communication or coping strategies. It’s more important than ever to understand the challenges victims of domestic violence face, the injury and health effects of domestic violence, and how to help victims.

Extension offers online guidance for farmers, ranchers during COVID-19

RENO – The nation’s farmers and ranchers are accustomed to weathering storms in their industry – droughts, floods, wildfires and price fluctuations, to name a few. But, the COVID-19 pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges for many of today’s producers.

Oasis Academy staff quickly adapts to distance teaching

Since late March, Oasis Academy and the rest of the schools in the Silver State switched to distance learning because of the state government’s decision to end in-person instruction. Depending on the class or grade level, some teachers had more challenges than others.

Oasis Academy adapts to distance learning

Oasis Academy was going into its spring break when the Silver State shut down non-essential businesses and told schools that campuses needed to close, and students and teachers would need to continue education online. The COVID-19 shutdown was extended through April within two weeks of the first announcement but last Tuesday, Gov. Steve Sisolak said students and teachers would not return for the remainder of the school year.

Mining company newest among many donors: 2,500 gallons of sanitizer to Nevada

Elko Mining Group is donating 2,500 gallons of hand sanitizer to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

Tuesday, April 28

Nevada doctors, dentists to resume some necessary procedures

Nevada doctors and dentists may soon resume medical and dental procedures that are considered necessary but were delayed because of the coronavirus. Gov. Steve Sisolak released a statement Tuesday night announcing that the Nevada Hospital Association will phase-in procedures while trying to minimize the risk of transmitting the coronavirus to patients and healthcare workers and maintaining enough capacity in hospitals to handle any increase in COVID-19 cases.

6 new COVID cases Tuesday, including 2 Carson City youth

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported six new positive cases and three additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Tuesday This brings the total number of cases to 90, with 34 recoveries and one death, 55 cases remain active.

Nevada senators applaud federal telehealth and seniors grants

Nevada Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both Democrats, last week announced two federal Health and Human Services grants.

New director named for Nevada Employment, Training and Rehabilitation

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named Heather Korbulic interim director of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Korbulic, who has been executive director of the Silver State Health Exchange the past four years, replaces Tiffany Tyler-Garner.

72-year-old jailed after noise complaint, 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.

Nevada Rural Housing Authority announces COVID-19 emergency assistance program

Nevada Rural Housing Authority has announced its COVID-19 emergency assistance program, which provides one-time funding to rural Nevada residents experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Masks, separated slots, more cleaning once casinos reopen

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The coronavirus could be a literal game changer once America's casinos reopen. Many decisions remain to be made. But prepare to have your temperature scanned at the door. Maybe a half or third of slot machines will work. Every other table could be closed, and there could even be plexiglass barriers between dealers and customers or separating slot machines.

Monday, April 27

Michael Vecchiarelli

Micheal Vecchiarelli,57, of Las Vegas, passed away April 23, 2020. Waltons Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements 775-882-4965

Jeanne R. Young McIntyre

Jeanne R. Young-McIntyre, 72, died April 22, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Sharon Brown

Sharon D. Brown, 85, died April 25, 2020 in Fallon, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Judith LeDoux

Judith A. LeDoux, 63, died April 24, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Lucille A. Morgan

Lucille A. Morgan, 63, died April 15, 2020 in Dayton, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Churchill County Sheriff's Office nabs man after high-speed pursuit

A high-speed chase that covered two counties ended early Monday morning when a California man crashed his vehicle into a cement barrier outside of Fallon.

Two new COVID-19 cases reported Monday in Quad-County region

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported Monday two new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 84, with 31 recoveries and one death, 52 cases remain active. The two new cases are:

Carson City summer events schedule falling victim to coronavirus

Carson City’s summer event schedule is in flux.

Nevada Public Employee Benefits board cuts 6 percent from budget

The Public Employee Benefits Program board voted Monday to cut spending for the coming fiscal year by $25.7 million.

Carson City denied in bid to dismiss hemp grower's lawsuit

Carson City’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a hemp grower was denied in part by Nevada’s First Judicial District Court in Carson City.

Man jailed after protesting car (it was not his) being towed, 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.

UPDATE: Carson City COVID-19 testing phone line changed

UPDATE, April 27, 12:50 p.m. The Quad-County Emergency Operations Center experienced technical difficulties with the registration line for the community-based testing, according to a news release issued Monday at 12:43 p.m.

Triple-digit highs prompt heat warning for Las Vegas

Forecasters are warning Las Vegas residents to be careful venturing outside as the area is expected to see triple-digit temperatures.

Nevada joins California, Oregon, Washington in COVID-19 reopening pact

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced Monday their states are joining California, Oregon and Washington in the Western States Pact, a working group of western state governors with a shared vision for modifying stay at home and fighting COVID-19, according to a news release.

Carson City, Fallon lead Nevada in census participation

Thus far, 52.4 percent of Nevada households have filled out their census questionnaire, nearly all of them choosing to do so online. That percentage matches the nationwide turn out at this point in the decennial census.

Sunday, April 26

No new COVID-19 cases and three recoveries on April 26

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting no new positive cases and three additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 82, with 31 recoveries and one death, 50 cases remain active.

Capital City Brewfest moved to August

The Capital City Brewfest is moving to late August this year due to Covid-19 concerns. Originally scheduled for June 20, the annual event will now take place on Aug. 29 in Downtown Carson City.

Carson City Road Report for April 27-May 3

The following information applies to the period of April 27-May 3: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Paramedicine program at Western Nevada College enables students to train to become paramedics

Listening to a medical training need that a workforce sector was asking for prompted Western Nevada College to launch a Paramedicine program this year.

CEOs talk best ways to lead your company through a crisis

When things are going well, being the leader of a company can feel like nothing but smooth sailing. The economy is booming, business is rolling in and there are no staff or budget cuts on the horizon. Sure, it’s still possible to make mistakes, but a rising tide tends to lift all boats.

Carson City Road Report for April 26-May 3

The following information applies to the period of April 27-May 3: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work: Airport Road will be closed only in the southbound direction between US Hwy 50 and Woodside Drive, Wednesday and Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The northbound direction will remain open.

Federal officials say Nevada and Texas tied for nation’s best maintained bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation says Nevada and Texas had the nation’s best maintained bridges in 2019.

Nevada Attorney General warns landlords against attempting to evict or coerce tenants during shutdown

The Attorney General’s office has issued guidelines for landlords emphasizing that they aren’t allowed to issue any lockouts, notices to vacate or pay or initiate any evictions against tenants during the pandemic shutdown. The only exceptions, according to the sheets that were issued Thursday in both English and Spanish, are in cases who seriously endanger the public or other residents, engage in criminal activity or cause significant damage to the property.

Saturday, April 25

Denise Aileen (Myers) Atkinson

Denise Aileen Atkinson (Myers) 1947 - 2020

James Arthur Dalton

James Arthur Dalton December 5, 1946 - April 11, 2020

Paul Blair

Paul Blair May 12th, 1950 - April 15th, 2020

Prelim work underway at 4,300-acre Victory Logistics District in Fernley

The developers of Victory Logistics District in Fernley envision a sprawling 4,300-acre industrial complex built to the most modern standards that could rival one of the most sought-after warehouse and distribution markets in the U.S. The Inland Empire industrial market in Southern California — basically, the greater Rancho Cucamonga-Ontario region — comprises more than 547 million square feet, with almost 90 percent of that space constructed over the past 20 years. By way of comparison, total industrial inventory across Greater Reno-Sparks is about 91 million square feet despite all the new buildings erected over the past decade.

Jim Valentine: A forced pause to reflect

As we continue down this path of Pandemonium it is interesting to see it’s many effects. We aren’t talking about “lowering of the curve,” “saving of lives,” or other causes for the implementation of the restrictions that have impacted our lives, rather it’s the individual personal reactions, mindsets, activities, philosophies, etc. that are most interesting. It is here that we anticipate the most societal change going forward.

Technology to help you work smarter at home

We are entering week-whatever-it-is of the COVID-19 work from home phenomenon. We know at some point, we'll be able to go back to the office or visit with our loved ones, but for now, here's how technology can help you work smarter and see those beautiful faces of your families and friends.

President and Mrs. Trump moved to Florida

President Trump signed an affidavit Sept. 27, 2019, that he is changing to be a Florida resident. Melania Trump signed her similar affidavit Oct. 3, 2019, and both items were recorded in Palm Beach County, Florida Oct. 4, 2019. New York state has a state income tax 8.82% and New York City has an additional income tax of 3.876%. The New York state estate (death) tax rate is 16%. Florida has no state income tax and no estate tax. A Florida resident is still taxable in New York state and city on income earned in New York. They should file non resident income tax returns.

RSVP alerts seniors of scammers during the pandemic

The Nevada Rural Counties RSVP Program is warning seniors of scams in respond to the COVID-19.

Seven new COVID-19 cases reported on April 25

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting seven new positive cases and one additional recovery of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 82, with 28 recoveries and one death, 53 cases remain active.

Free family engagement webinars continue Monday

Partnership Carson City is teaming up with Carson High School, presenting a free family engagement webinar series to help promote health and wellness for youth and adults alike.

Senators applaud federal telehealth and seniors grants

Nevada Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both Democrats, Wednesday announced two federal Health and Human Services grants.

Friday, April 24

Carson City mother describes distance learning in her home

Molly Walt, a mother of four children with three attending Carson High School and the fourth going to Carson Middle School, says Carson City School District’s transition to remote learning in March wasn’t difficult. Being a former educator herself and now working for the state, she anticipated the recent shelter-in-place mandates concerning the COVID-19 pandemic were bound to happen.

Making the best of the moment: Carson High twins reflect on what they’re missing, what’s to come

Carson High School twins Kaden and Chloe Walt hoped their senior celebrations wouldn’t end up forfeit to COVID-19, but they wanted to make the last few months of it special anyway. In the past few weeks, they’ve been capturing the work their friends put into their academics and activities in photos and on social media.

Carson woman is first COVID-19 death in Quad-County region

The death this week of a Carson City woman attributed to the coronavirus was a blow to the people working to keep the disease from spreading.

Silver Springs resident dies in Mound House crash

A 73-year-old Silver Springs resident died on Wednesday after a crash at US-50 and Highlands Drive in Mound House.

Senator Square: A love letter to Carson High students

Editor’s Note: Written by Bridget Gordon-Johnson is a counselor at CHS Staying connected to students, virtually, is the biggest challenge every educator is facing right now. Teachers, paraprofessionals, school counselors, administrators, school secretaries, custodians, and everyone for that matter is missing the energy and life students bring to our worlds. If you have ever traveled the halls of Carson High School during lunch, or attended a Friday night football game in October, then you know how powerful the positive energy of a group of teenagers can be.

Northern Nevada jails controlling virus infections despite ACLU concerns

Despite ACLU fears that failure to let numerous inmates out of prisons and jails will kill thousands, northern Nevada institutions seem to have the situation well in hand.

Past Pages for Saturday, April 25 through Tuesday, April 28

Saturday 150 years ago Cavanaugh’s Excavations for the Capitol foundations look like young earthworks, dirt forts such as Uncle Sam’s boys and the Johnny Rebs used to build during the late controversy. The digging goes bravely on; and at a depth of about three feet and a half an excellent foundation is found.

Roger Diez: Young drivers dominating virtual racing

It is becoming obvious that the stars of NASCAR’s iRacing season are the young drivers with the most experience in the virtual racing world. William Byron, with literally hundreds of virtual race wins, went on to take his second event in a row at Richmond last Sunday while the seasoned veterans struggled. Joey Logano and Clint Bowyer both complained that lack of “seat feel” handicapped their driving styles.

Friday Fodder: Aaron Rodgers has nothing to worry about

Sports fodder … Leave it to the Mountain West to liven up the NFL Draft. The only Mountain West pick during the first round Thursday might have been the most intriguing moment of the entire evening. Utah State quarterback Jordan Love was taken by the Green Bay Packers with the No. 26 overall pick. The conversation wasn’t so much that Love was taken with the No. 24 pick.

Birth announcements

Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Amanda McGarry and Nathan Barnard of Gardnerville, Harley Robert Barnard, born March 31, 2020, weighing 6 pounds and 15 ounces.

Sierra Nevada REALTORS® president: Local REALTORS® are taking steps to keep clients safe

During the COVID-19 crisis, real estate transactions are still happening. People are still looking to buy homes and others are still hoping to get theirs sold. The real estate industry has been deemed essential and there are many safety measures local REALTORS® are implementing for the benefit of their clients and the community. If you’re looking at homes in Northern Nevada, you’ll likely be asked to bring a mask to showings and to use hand sanitizer before and after entering a home. REALTORS® are carefully

How COVID-19 is affecting older adults and people with disabilities

EVERYONE IS CONCERNED about possible infection with the coronavirus, but the health stakes are highest for older adults. Normal aging of the immune system and underlying medical conditions make people 60 and up more vulnerable to severe respiratory illness from coronavirus. Although most people who are infected with the coronavirus only have a mild case that feels like a common cold, others can become very sick.

Two Carson High School seniors win ‘I Voted’ sticker design competition

The Carson City Department of Arts & Culture in partnership with the Carson City Clerk-Recorder’s Office announced the winners from the ‘I Voted’ sticker design competition. The competition was open to students in the

75 cases in Quad-County area as of April 24

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting three new positive cases and two additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 75, with 27 recoveries and one death, 47 cases remain active.

High Sierra Music Festival cancels 2020 event, plans for 2021

High Sierra Music Festival announced plans to cancel the 2020 event due to the coronavirus pandemic. The organizers said in a press release they will have almost the entire 2020 lineup (including some unannounced acts) for the 2021 event, set to take place July 1-4 in Quincy, Calif.

Area seniors reflect on spring season cancellation

Disappointing, sad and frustrating were the first words out of many seniors from Carson, Douglas and Dayton High Schools after finding out the spring sports season had been canceled Thursday due to COVID-19.

Nevada initial unemployment claims down by a third for week ending April 18

Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to 39,145 last week. That is a third fewer than the claims filed in the previous week. But officials at the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation point out that through the week ending April 18, there have been 369,670 claims filed seeking benefits, more than any full calendar year in Nevada history.

SBA changes rules to make small gaming businesses eligible for stimulus

Nevada officials are applauding the Small Business Administration’s decision reversing itself to allow gaming small businesses access to Paycheck Protection Program loans. Previously, the SBA refused to allow gaming businesses that receive a third or more of their revenue from gaming to access the funding.

Don’t inject disinfectants, Lysol warns

WASHINGTON — The parent company of Lysol disinfectant warned Friday that its products should not be used internally to treat COVID-19 after President Donald Trump wondered about the prospect during a White House briefing. Trump noted Thursday that researchers were looking at the effects of disinfectants on the virus and wondered aloud if they could be injected into people, saying the virus “does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”

Thursday, April 23

Michelle Barrett Stedfield

Michelle Barrett Stedfield December 8, 1967 – April 12, 2020

Florence Frances Hooper

Florence Frances Hooper Jan. 2, 1934 - April 17, 2020

Herbert "Weldon" Jones

Herbert "Weldon" Jones, 81 of Dayton, passed away on April 12, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremation. 775-888-6800

Las Vegas casino makes plans to reopen as early as May 15

LAS VEGAS — A major hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip said Thursday it was making plans to reopen in three weeks and has started accepting reservations for arrivals beginning May 15 — if the governor lifts his closure order involving the coronavirus outbreak.

4 new cases of COVID-19 in Quad-County region

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting four new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 72, with 25 recoveries and one death, 46 cases remain active.

NIAA officially cancels remaining spring sports contests

The NIAA voted to officially cancel the remaining regular season and postseason spring sports contests at its Board of Control meeting Thursday.

Veteran waited to join the war effort: Chemical technician’s age kept him from fighting until 1945

Editor’s note — World War II and Korean War veterans visited Pearl Harbor earlier this year as part of Honor Flight Nevada’s first trip to Hawaii. The end of World War II in both Europe and the Pacific occurred 75 years ago. The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor early on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, prompted a call for volunteers to enlist in the military and fight for their country.

GOP seeks to side with Nevada in Democrats’ election lawsuit

LAS VEGAS — Republicans on Wednesday sought to intervene in a lawsuit that Democrats have filed against Nevada’s Secretary of State over plans for the June primary election. The Republican National Committee and Nevada Republican Party filed a motion to join the lawsuit and side with the state in its plans to conduct the primary election mostly by mail because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Temporary traffic signals in place on U.S. 50 junction in Silver Springs

Beginning April 23, temporary traffic signals will be in place on Alternate U.S. 95 just south of the U.S. 50 junction in Silver Springs as part of Nevada Department of Transportation highway improvements.

Regional airports receive grants

The Fallon Municipal Airport has received a $30,000 grant to help respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Johnny Mathis, Bill Russell and Mackay Stadium

The first significant record singer Johnny Mathis ever made was at Mackay Stadium. Mathis, who exploded into the world of entertainment in the late 1950s with such hits as Chances Are, Misty, Twelfth of Never and Wonderful Wonderful, is still performing on stage at the age of 84 after having sold more than 350 million records and albums.

Nevada National Guard helping nursing homes amid pandemic

RENO — The National Guard is joining Nevada health inspectors investigating outbreaks of the coronavirus at nursing homes and assisted living centers, which account for nearly one out of six of Nevada’s COVID-19 deaths and nearly 9% of the total cases statewide.

Wednesday, April 22

Monty SMith

Monty Smith September 17, 1934 - March 10, 2020

Kathryn Smith

KATHRYN SMITH December 5, 1956 - April 18, 2020

Ruth Lenora Baker

Ruth Lenora Baker ( Mason/ Koenig) SFO September 30, 1934 - April 3, 2020

Josh Copp

Joshua J. Copp September 24, 1975 - March 17, 2020

David Lee Post

David Lee Post October 28, 1968 - April 15, 2020

Woman in her 70s is Carson City's first coronavirus related death

The Quad-County Emergency Operations Center is reporting the first death due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. The individual was a female Carson City resident in her 70s with underlying health conditions. The Quad EOC is also reporting five new positive cases and one recovery of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 68, with 25 recoveries and one death; 42 cases remain active.

District: Remote teaching process to continue through June 3

In response to Gov. Steve Sisolak’s announcement to extend the “Distance Learning” directive through the remainder of the school year, the Carson City School District will fall in compliance and continue with Remote Learning for teachers and students through June 3.

Gaming Control issues memo outlining rules for Nevada casino re-openings

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has issued a memorandum outlining the procedures licensees must follow as they move to re-open for business. The six-page memo signed by board member Terry Johnson says the procedure will begin with a re-opening plan submitted to the control board’s Audit Division for Group 1 licensees and to the Tax and License Division for Group 2 licensees at least seven days before the planned re-opening. It instructs licensees both large and small to also send a copy to the Enforcement Division.

Carson City manufacturer repurposes building to produce hand sanitizer

Centuria Foods, a manufacturer of dietary supplements and cannabidiol based in Carson City, has repurposed its facility on Arrowhead Drive and its equipment to produce hand sanitizer in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. Next week, the company will provide 100 gallons of its new product to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, according to Dr. Jason Hastings, the company’s senior director of science and manufacturing.

A comforting dessert for uncertain times

Our column this week is going to be about a lot of things. It may seem to ramble at times, but I promise to tie it together by the end. At any rate, I think it reflects our collective human experience right now: many emotions, thoughts, and experiences all happening at once and then changing moment by moment. What remains constant at Gather is witnessing our community’s strength, generosity, thoughtfulness, and resilience. We have seen all of these great characteristics in our customers and fellow business owners, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for continuing to support us through this crisis.

USDA implements immediate measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Storey County remains identified as Sparks man

On April 14, 2020, the Storey County Sheriff’s Office recovered human skeletal remains in a remote area of the county near the head of Lagomasino Canyon. The remains were found by a hiker and appeared to have been there for several years. An examination of the remains was conducted by the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office and they were able to identify the remains through dental records as that of Marcus Moreland of Sparks.

Commissioners move forward with modifications on FRTC plan

Churchill County commissioners continue to push for modifications on the Navy’s Record of Decision for the Fallon Range Training Complex modernization through the National Defense Authorization Act and other legislation.

Commissioners say counties should decide which businesses reopen

Before President Donald Trump outlined his plan last week to move forward from the coronavirus pandemic and restore normal activity in what he terms “a phased and deliberate approach,” Churchill County Manager Jim Barbee and the county commission discussed at their second meeting of the month the future reopening of local businesses.

The Great Nevada Stay-In-Place quiz

For the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing Nevada trivia questions to help pass the time while we’re all staying in place (or should the order be lifted, to at least see how well you know the Silver State).

The purrfect milk of human kindness

Sometimes it takes an animal needing food and comfort to bring out the best in people. In this time of crisis, I would like to commend a group of folks who have unofficially adopted a few feral cats. As the Bard would say, they possess the milk of human kindness.

Café at Adele's building torn down

The historic building long known as Café at Adele’s is no more. Frank Lepori Construction Inc., the contractor working on the expansion of the Chevron gas station next door, secured a demolition permit Tuesday and by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday the original section of the 155 year-old building was in a heap. Work continued on the newer addition on the back, which would be torn down soon after.

Jerry’s offering carry out groceries

Jerry’s Restaurant, known in Fallon for simple, classic, American food served with a smile, has found another way to serve our community during the Coronovirus crisis. To help meet the needs of so many, Jerry’s is now offering daily carryout and delivery (takeout menu attached) and weekly groceries that can be picked up curbside every Friday.

Takeout is picking up in Carson, restaurants say

Takeout is picking up at Carson City restaurants. Several local eateries depending on takeout business to stay afloat said there was an uptick in orders last week, although no one knows exactly why. “Maybe everyone got their $1,200,” said Frasier Ghasemi, owner, US Submarine Base, a sandwich shop on U.S. Highway 50.

CAPS sees donations decline

The Churchill Animal Protection Society (CAPS) is experiencing two problems associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

Fernley Estates employees complete training

Despite the challenges assisted living and memory care communities are facing during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the training and certification of team members continue to be a priority not only for communities like Mission Senior Living but also for the state of Nevada, which requires ongoing certification for medical technicians.

Student talks about challenges, rewards of learning online

Ivy Kent’s first course at Western Nevada College was an elementary algebra class in Spring 2013 to prepare her to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test. She has been an enlisted member of the Nevada Air National Guard since April 2013, and that class was an integral part in setting her up for success.

Sheriff’s office clarifies details on recent battery cases

For clarification, there have been two recent battery with deadly weapons cases involving substantial bodily injury, reports Churchill County in a media release.

Churchill County School District updates

Do you have library books at home? If so, your school needs them back. If you can, bring them to the entryway of your school and drop in the filing cabinet for grades K-5 or a tub/box by the office at the MS and HS.

Local government COVID information

The following is the latest recap of either procedures implemented by various agencies or organizations regarding COVID-19. For continual updates, check the LVN website and Facebook page.

Military, veteran activities

Naval Air Station Fallon and Nevada National Guard installations continue to monitor the COVID-19 virus on a daily basis.

Fallon's Otuafi verbally commits to Nevada

Leta Otuafi fell in love with the game all over again.

Junior livestock show reinvents itself: Show moves from the arena to a virtual auction

After enjoying a successful 80th birthday last year, the Churchill County Junior Livestock Show and Sale was looking forward to another banner year with FFA and 4-H students who spend countless hours preparing their animals for a big weekend.

Election 2020: Ballots in the mail first week of May

Mail-in ballots will soon be arriving at Carson City voters’ homes as well as homes across the state. Carson City Clerk Recorder Aubrey Rowlatt said sample ballots will go out before the end of April, followed by the actual ballots in the first week of May.

Tuesday, April 21

Past Pages for April 22-24, 2020

Wednesday 150 years ago Chunks of Rock in great loads are constantly arriving from the Prison quarry and being deposited upon the Plaza. We believe that Architect Gosling is expected here today to mark the lines for the foundation.

Gov. Sisolak: Schools to stay closed through rest of 2019-2020 year

Gov. Steve Sisolak fired back Tuesday at those wanting him to begin reopening Nevada’s economy, making it abundantly clear it won’t happen quickly. He said it’s good news that the COVID-19 infection rate appeared to be “plateauing.”

New COVID-19 cases in Lyon and Douglas; six recoveries reported

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting two new positive cases and six additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 63, with 24 recoveries, 39 cases remain active on April 21.

Schools closed, spring sports likely done with Governor's announcement

Governor Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday evening during a press conference that Nevada schools will remained closed through the spring semester, essentially eliminating any chance that high school sports resume for the academic year.

Leadership Carson City Celebrates Arbor Day by planting trees

Each spring, the Carson City Chamber Leadership Institute Class is immersed in their class project. This time last year, the Class of 2019 was as busy as bees preparing the land behind the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center to build the city’s first bee hotel hoping to attract bees to pollinate The Greenhouse Project plants.

March jobless numbers in Nevada began rising even before pandemic shutdown

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Tuesday released unemployment numbers showing that the unemployment rate began rising even before Nevada shut down. Those numbers are measured each month in the week that contains the 12th of the month. In March, that was the week before Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered closure of all “non-essential” businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nevada toll of deaths from coronavirus rises to at least 163

Nevada’s death toll from the coronavirus has risen to at least 163. The state Department of Health and Human Services also reports at least 3,830 positive tests as of Monday. More than 32,300 people have been tested.

Man arrested on warrant charging elderly exploitation 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.

Carson City's Jazz & Beyond festival still planned for now

The Mile High Band Association is moving forward with the Jazz and Beyond - Carson City Music and Art Festival scheduled for Aug. 7-23.

Monday, April 20

Bert A. Meyer

Bert A. Meyer, 91, died April 15, 2020 in Dayton, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Dolores A. Zeller

Dolores A. Zeller, 79, died April 8, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Dale B. Stover

Dale B. Stover, 86, died April 17, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Larry Q Bruntz

Larry Q. Bruntz, 78, died April 17, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Robert Mattox

Robert W. Mattox, 76, of Carson City, passed away April 19, 2020. Waltons Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements 775-882-4965

Virus fears close some courts, nix July 4 fireworks show

RENO — The biggest Fourth of July celebration on the north shore of Lake Tahoe has been canceled, the state Supreme Court is banning visitors and courts are closing for two weeks in a rural southern Nevada county after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus.

No new cases; three recoveries in Quad County area

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting three additional recoveries and no new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. The total number of cases remains at 61, with 18 recoveries, 43 cases remain active.

It ain’t over ’til it’s over: Best walk-off wins by Reno Aces

Never leave a Reno Aces game early. If there is one thing we’ve learned after enjoying Triple-A baseball in Northern Nevada for the past 11 springs and summers, it is to remain in the ballpark until the final out.

District: Pass/fail grading helps students without negative consequences

The Carson City School District will transition all secondary students to a pass/fail grading system for the second semester of the 2019-20 school year. The decision comes as principals, instructional leaders, district-level administrators and members of the teachers’ union have discussed the extension of school closures following spring break.

Marigold Mining files to expand and modify Humboldt County operation

Marigold Mining has filed to modify its permit for an expanded mining operation at its operation in Humboldt County.

Churchill County reports first COVID death

A man in his 50s who had underlying medical conditions and was hospitalized at Renown Health last week died on Saturday, Churchill County reports.

Study: Warming makes western megadrought worst in modern age

KENSINGTON, Maryland — A two-decade-long dry spell that has parched much of the western United States is turning into one of the deepest megadroughts in the region in more than 1,200 years, a new study found.

Sunday, April 19

Protesters call for Nevada governor to lift restrictions; 3,728 cases statewide, 155 deaths

Hundreds of people protested at the State Capitol in Carson City, Nevada, on Saturday demanding that Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak reopen the state’s economy and lift a stay-at-home order that he imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak..

Four people hospitalized; two new Lyon County cases

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting two new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 61, with 15 recoveries, 46 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Joe Santoro: Mountain West QBs + NFL = meh

Is Jordan Love worth a first-round NFL draft pick? Practically every self-appointed NFL draft expert thinks so. The Utah State quarterback wasn’t even the best quarterback named Love last year in the Mountain West. That honor belonged to San Jose State’s Josh Love, the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year. Jordan Love was named honorable mention quarterback. Jordan Love was awful against the Wolf Pack last year, completing 13-of-31 passes for 169 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Western Nevada College News: Ryan Johnson named student employee of year

The respect that Western Nevada College student Ryan Johnson has earned for his reliable and quality work for Continuing Education during the past 18 months has made him, to say the least, an indispensable employee.

Boca Dam construction to resume Monday

The Bureau of Reclamation says construction of the more than 80-year-old Boca Dam west of Reno will begin Monday.

Planning for a new normal

RENO — A few weeks ago, Brewer’s Cabinet owners Zachary Cage, Michael Connolly and Chris Kahl were standing inside their brewery in west Reno, canning beer to be shipped to grocery stores. A vendor walked in to take a respite from his workday. Being on break, he cracked open a beer — releasing that unmistakable snap and hiss into the air.

Saturday, April 18

Orval "Sonny" Fowler Jr.

Orval "Sonny" Fowler, Jr. November 6, 1934 - April 13, 2020

Jean Marie Russell

Jean Marie Russell December 8, 1941 - April 11, 2020

Trena Kay Moretto Hoff

Trena Kay Moretto-Hoff December 16, 1958 - April 2, 2020

John William Lanning

John William Lanning January 21, 1977 - March 29, 2020

New COVID-19 cases in Douglas and Lyon, 2 recoveries

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported Saturday two new positive cases and two recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 59, with 15 recoveries, 44 cases remain active.

Carson City road report for April 20 to 26, 2020

The following information applies to the period of April 20-26: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Senator Square: Carson High student shares personal pandemic story

During this pandemic, I would love to think I am in fact a builder because I strive to see the best in this, because I have been helping those struggling immensely during these hard times, and because I am doing my best to help the medical professionals I know.

Roger Diez: Stirling Moss dies at 90

Racing lost one of its legends last week, as Sir Stirling Moss took his last checkered flag at the age of 90 after a long illness. Considering the era in which he raced, it is amazing that he lived as long as he did. Moss was an absolute wizard in a race car, driving in the era of open cockpit cars with skinny tires, no seat belts or roll bars, minimal helmets, and too many fatalities.

State unemployment site to be down from 1 to 7 p.m. today

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) has announced their unemployment insurance (UInv) website (http://ui.nv.gov) will be down on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 1 p.m. until 7 p.m., a period of lowest traffic, in order to improve system performance and access expansion for filers. During this time, all unemployment insurance functions, including unemployment insurance filing will not be functional. Filers are encouraged to visit the site after 7 p.m. on Saturday evening.

Jim Valentine: Life in the Quarantineation

Things are stabilizing as we are all understanding how to live with our new social protocols. We’ve talked about some of them over the past few weeks as we encountered this new way of life. It seems that as we get used to one set of guidelines, new ones come along, however the real estate industry is now in a relatively stable position that allows most buyers and sellers to continue forward with their lives as it pertains to real estate.

Nevada candidates miss deadline for contribution reports

Correction: This story has been updated to accurately reflect the Democratic candidates in the Assembly District 40 race. As of Friday afternoon, just seven of the 12 candidates in Mark Amodei’s Congressional District 2 had complied with the law and filed campaign contribution reports with the Federal Elections Commission.

Friday, April 17

Four new COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Lyon County

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported Friday four new positive cases and one recovery of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 57, with 13 recoveries, 44 cases remain active. The new cases are:

New unemployment claims drop in Nevada; continuing claims rise

New claims for unemployment benefits fell by more than 20,000 in the week ended April 11. The total 58,641 initial claims as the lowest weekly total since Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered most businesses in the state shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Right after the shutdown, there were more than 91,000 initial claims filed by furloughed or laid off workers.

Las Vegas giving up bid to pump, pipe water from rural valleys

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas water officials said Friday they're giving up a decades-long plan to pump groundwater from rural northeast Nevada to suburbs and tourist resorts in the state's largest metropolitan area.

UPDATE: Judge denies Fernley request in canal fight

UPDATE, 4:45 p.m., Friday RENO — A federal judge denied Fernley’s request for an emergency order Friday to force the Trump administration to extend a comment period on plans to repair a 115-year-old irrigation canal after the coronarivus pandemic prompted cancellation of public meetings on the project.

U.S. Attorney, Nevada Attorney General join forces to combat coronavirus scams

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford and Nevada U.S. Attorney Nick Trutanich have joined forces to create a COVID-19 Task Force to combat scammers trying to take advantage of the pandemic.

Two more COVID-19 cases reported in Churchill County

Churchill County announces two more positive COVID-19 cases. The patients are a man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s.

Chicken Cacciatore great for a self-isolating weekend, by Kate Johnson (recipe)

One of my favorite comfort meals is Chicken Cacciatore. It is a meal that can be made in the fall and winter at home when you are dug in and wanting to stay warm, cozy and well fed. But it can also be a great meal on a self-isolating weekend (previously referred to as camping) when you want to cook something easy but slow.

Sisolak says when Nevada re-opens, it won’t be 'a light switch'

Gov. Steve Sisolak made it clear on Thursday that, when Nevada re-opens its businesses, “it won’t be like switching on a light switch.”

Board calls for $500,000 to fund Nevada rural indigent defense services

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday voted to recommend funding the newly-created Indigent Defense Services Department.

Thursday, April 16

Bea Topete

Bea Topete Our world dimmed with the loss of our Beloved Mom, Sister, Grandma, great-Grandma, Aunt, Cousin, God Mother and friend to so so many.

Harold Samuelsen

Harold "Sam" Samuelsen, 92, died April 16, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Richard Jones

Richard Jones, 73, died April 8, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Amodei says Nevada will get $1.25 billion from virus fund

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., says the U.S. Treasury Department is fast tracking the transfer of money from the Coronovirus Relied Fund to give Nevada access to $1.25 billion in funding to offset the costs incurred as a result of the COVID-19 response.

New COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Douglas County

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported Thursday two new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 53, with 12 recoveries, 41 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Carson City supervisors OK tentative $160M budget after cuts, get update on coronavirus response

The Board of Supervisors Thursday passed a pared down tentative budget for the next fiscal year and discussed the state of the Carson City response to the coronavirus pandemic. The board approved a fiscal year 2021 budget of approximately $160 million, a drop from this year’s $176 million budget.

UPS donates 10,000 respirator masks to Nevada Department of Public Safety

UPS announced the donation of 10,000 N95 respirator masks to the Nevada Department of Public Safety.

Democrats sue to expand in-person voting in Nevada

Nevada Democrats on Thursday sued to force Nevada to expand in-person voting and be more permissive about how absentee ballots are returned during its June 9 primary that will be held during the coronavirus outbreak. Republican Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske had shifted the election to nearly all-mail, only permitting a single polling station in each county.

Crew at Carson City Senior Center delivers through pandemic

Well before dawn, a kitchen crew arrives. Ovens are turned on; food is pulled for today’s meal. Sheet pans are lined, steam pans are filled. Hundreds of disposable cups, trays and lids line the countertops ready to be filled. The crew preps intuitively – they’ve done this many times before. The crew is the Carson City Senior Center. It’s just another morning at the center.

Registration for Carson City fifth-graders promoting to sixth grade set

Registration information for sixth grade at Eagle Valley will be included in the educational packets students will receive from their individual elementary schools Tuesday, April 21.

Settelmeyer calls on Sisolak to talk about re-opening Nevada

Senate Minority Leader James Settelmeyer, R-Gardnerville, this week sent a letter to Gov. Steve Sisolak asking him to begin explaining to the public and Legislature his plan to re-open Nevada’s businesses and the economy.

Amodei protests rule barring stimulus money to gaming employers

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nv., says while the federal government has moved rapidly to approve funding for many Nevada small businesses, it is denying loans to businesses that receive more than one-third of their income from legal gaming. He said that decision based on a 25-year-old regulation ignores the plain language of the stimulus legislation.

Carson City School Board workshop clarifies paraprofessionals’ roles

The Carson City School Board received more information clarifying the roles of the district’s teachers on special assignment and paraprofessionals and how they provide instructional support in specific ways at the April 7 meeting of the trustees.

PGA Tour hopes to resume in June; Barracuda set for July 27-Aug. 2

The PGA Tour laid out an ambitious plan to resume its season Thursday, with hopes of a restart at Colonial on June 11-14 and keeping fans away for at least the first month. If government and health authorities give golf the green light, the tour will have an official event every week through Dec. 6 except for the week of Thanksgiving.

The Rotary Club of Sparks will be partnering with Champion Chevrolet, Great Basin Brewing Company and Pinocchio's Bar and Grill to provide meals to medical workers!

The Rotary Club of Sparks wants to do their part to help the community during this COVID 19 pandemic. The club decided on a project that helps support the medical workers in our community, as well as local businesses that have been economically impacted by this pandemic. The following is a history and description of the project.

US job losses mount as economic pain deepens worldwide

WASHINGTON — The ranks of Americans thrown out of work by the coronavirus ballooned Thursday to more than 20 million in just four weeks, an unprecedented collapse fueling widening protests and propelling President Donald Trump’s push to relax the nation’s social distancing guidelines. Trump planned to announce new recommendations later in the day, despite warnings from business leaders and governors that more testing and protective gear are needed first.

Nevada reports 137 deaths from coronavirus outbreak

Nevada health officials report that the state’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 137. The Department of Health and Human Service’s website as of Thursday morning also reported more than 3,200 people statewide have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 respiratory illness.

Wednesday, April 15

Myrna Gale Wood

Myrna Gale Wood April 7, 1949 - April 10, 2020

JoAnne Skelly: Everyone can have a garden

My friend Julie from Incline laughingly asked me recently if she could come garden at my house since her property was buried in snow. While that’s not feasible, it got me thinking. Others may wish they too could garden during these “Stay at Home” times but not have space for an in-ground garden and need to garden indoors, on a patio or on a porch.

New COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Lyon County; 4-county total now 51

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported Wednesday two new positive cases and one recovery of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 51, with 12 recoveries, 39 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Carson Medical Group confirms positive virus tests among staff

Carson Medical Group has reported some positive tests for coronavirus among its health care staff. The medical practice, which is both employer and medical provider to its employees, will not disclose the number of positive tests due to privacy rules, said Becky Hepler, administrator/COO, Carson Medical Group.

DETR opens call center for unemployment claimants

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation has opened a new call center to handle claimants with general questions about filing for benefits.

Reno couple pleads to sex trafficking a minor

A Reno couple has entered guilty pleas to charges of attempted sex trafficking of a minor child.

Top 40: QBs who faced Nevada Wolf Pack and went on to NFL, Part 4

The Nevada Wolf Pack football program has spent the bulk of its history toiling in obscurity but that doesn’t mean it has avoided playing future National Football League quarterbacks – 40, to be exact. The Pack has a long – sometimes painful – history against future NFL quarterbacks, including one whose bust is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Las Vegas' Goodman: 'Open our city. Being closed is killing us'

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas is withering with tourists staying home and conventions and businesses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and needs to reopen before it dies, the city's outspoken mayor said Wednesday.

Wichita State basketball transfer signs with Nevada Wolf Pack

RENO — Grant Sherfield has signed a financial aid agreement to play for the Wolf Pack beginning in 2021-22 season, University of Nevada head men’s basketball coach Steve Alford said in a news release.

Sheriff: Human remains found in Storey County

Human remains were discovered on a remote area of Storey County on Tuesday, according to a news release from the Storey County Sheriff’s Office.

$1.6 million proposed to treat Nevada inmates with hepatitis C

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved $1.59 million to complete testing and treatment of prison inmates who have hepatitis C.

Nevada nowhere close to easing virus restrictions, governor says

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said the state is nowhere near ready to begin reopening parts of its shuttered economy due to the coronavirus.

Sisolak: Nevada unemployment system not designed to handle load

Saying the existing unemployment system was never designed to handle 300,000 applications for benefits in the past month, state officials have nearly tripled the number of unemployment workers trying to handle the impact.

Dairy industry faces decline due to COVID-19

Dairy farmers are staring at a possible perfect-storm scenario in a few months if milk prices continue to decline because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Banner Churchill increases capacity, prepares for potential surge

Although the COVID-19 cases haven’t yielded any positive results so far in the county, Banner Churchill Community Health is making sure it’s prepared just in case a surge occurs.

Churchill County sheriff’s report

One of the very best things about living in this community is the selflessness, willingness and overall community spirit that is demonstrated by so many in times of need and trouble.

Fernley to submit comments on proposed lining of TCID canal

With concerns that it could have potentially devastating effects on the city’s water supply, the Fernley City Council has voted unanimously to submit comments in response to a proposal to line the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District canal through Fernley.

Fallon woman celebrates 100th birthday

Born in a farmhouse near the small town of Aubrey, Texas in 1920, Ruth grew up poor during the Great Depression. Despite great hardship, she was the first in her family to attend college.

Council appoints new clerk-treasurer

Sean Richardson takes over for Gary Cordes, who recently retired. He will be officially sworn in at a later date. His salary was confirmed at $120,000 annually.

Military, veteran activities

Naval Air Station Fallon and Nevada National Guard installations continue to monitor the COVID-19 virus on a daily basis.

Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) financial assistance for businesses

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to threaten local economies across the country, the U.S. Small Business Administration has increased efforts to alleviate the hardship experienced by small businesses.

Churchill County School District updates

CRITICAL NOTE: All students must continue to do the work that is coming out from teachers, Pre-K through 12th-grade. The time spent learning from a distance is still counting as school days and expectations still exist that people are doing their best work and trying to meet the standards and expectations of each course and grade level.

Fallon fits perfectly for NAWDC commander

Almost one year has passed since Rear Adm. Richard Brophy assumed command of the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center, the Navy’s premier “school house” for training and tactics.

The great Nevada stay-in-place quiz: Are you a real Nevadan? Prove it!

For the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing Nevada trivia questions to help pass the time while we’re all staying in place (or should the order be lifted, to at least see how well you know the Silver State).

Comfort from pets in trying times

Watson here and I can tell that my mom and dad are anxious; because I’ve been getting so much attention it’s disturbing my beauty rest. I just lay down for an afternoon nap and the next thing I know someone wants to brush or pet me. I figured I better check into this.

NIAA realignment affects Fallon, Oasis' divisions

Thursday’s NIAA realignment meeting ushered in the expected changes for the next winter sports season.

Playoff sites determined if spring season resumes

Although the current high school spring sports season is suspended because of COVID-19, the NIAA has determined playoff sites if sports can continue next month.

Stadium lights on as part of nationwide program

Residents will notice as they drive by the Churchill County High School campus that the stadium lights are on for a short time in the evening during the week.

Commissioners meet today

Churchill County Commissioners meet Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. in the commission chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.

Fallon man charged with DUI causing pedestrian’s death

A Fallon man has been charged with driving under the influence causing the death of a pedestrian in mid-February.

Nevada forestry division bought vehicles without approval

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday chastised state forestry officials for buying 10 crew carrier vehicles without first getting Board of Examiners approval to spend the money.

Tuesday, April 14

Ray Bullock

Ray Bullock June 5, 1948 - April 7, 2020

Thomas Rowe

Thomas Rowe, age 42, of Gardnerville, NV passed away on April 10, 2020. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, (775)783-9312.

Myron Buckley

Myron Buckley, 57, of Carson City, passed away April 7, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements 775-882-4965.

Teresa Barthel

Teresa Barthel, 87, of Carson City, passed away April 11, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements 775-882-4965.

Thomas Bryant

Thomas Bryant, 87, of Carson City, passed away April 11, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements 775-882-4965.

James Dalton

James Dalton, 73, of Carson City, passed away April 11, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements 775-882-4965.

Lexi Mulhern

Lexi Mulhern, 59, of Silver Springs Nevada, Passed away on 04/11/2020. And is in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. (775)888-6800.

6 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City area; 3 people now hospitalized

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported Tuesday six new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 49, with 11 recoveries, 38 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Case against motorcycle gang in Sparks shooting ends

LAS VEGAS — A long and troubled federal prosecution in Nevada of current and former Vagos biker gang members from California accused of running an international criminal enterprise and killing a rival Hells Angels leader in a 2011 casino shootout is over.

Census Bureau letter asking people to participate in special survey is legit

A number of Carson City residents were disturbed recently by a letter claiming to be from the U.S. Census Bureau asking them to participate in a survey separate and more detailed than the normal Census questionnaire.

Nevada Democrats ask for changes to mail-in primary election

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Democrats say the state's plan to conduct its June primary almost entirely by mail because of the coronavirus could make it difficult for people to vote or have their ballots counted unless the secretary of state makes some changes.

Sisolak calls for additional 700 Nevada National Guard members

About 700 additional Nevada National Guard soldiers and airmen will enter the fight against COVID-19 this week, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday.

Carson Tahoe Health receives emergency COVID-19 grant

Carson Tahoe Health recently received an emergency COVID-19 response grant in the amount of $98,960 from the William N. Pennington Foundation.

Carson City Airport receives $69,000 COVID-19 grant

The Carson City Airport has received a $69,000 grant to help respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the award on Tuesday.

Fernley fights plan to fix century-old canal amid COVID

FERNLEY — A conflict emerging on northern Nevada's high desert marks an unusual crossroads for a pandemic, a relic of American westward expansion and 21st century technology.

Northern Nevada Dream Center launches virtual food drive

Food insecurity in the Carson City area has risen sharply since the COVID-19 outbreak in Nevada, resulting in an increased need for food as residents shelter in place during this state of emergency.

Nevada Supreme Court issues sweeping change in bail procedures

In a 6-1 decision, the Nevada Supreme Court has ordered major changes in how Nevada’s bail system works.

The Salvation Army launches virtual food drive

The need is growing due to the coronavirus emergency and The Salvation Army is rising to meet it. Every day we’re providing people in Carson City and Douglas County with food, emotional spiritual care and other essentials. And now, there are new ways that those stuck at home can help.

Northern Nevada’s economic leaders discuss path to COVID recovery

RENO — Back in late January, at the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada’s annual State of the Economy, Mike Kazmierski touted the Reno-Sparks area’s jump in job creation, drop in unemployment rate and overall economic growth. A celebratory scene, more than 1,000 smiling members of the area’s business community filled the room. A lot has changed since.

Monday, April 13

Joy Maria Porteur

Joy Maria Porteur, 94 of Carson City, passed away on April 6, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Kelly Christian Palludan

Kelly Christian Palludan May 22, 1966-April 9, 2020

New COVID-19 case reported in Carson City on Monday; first hospitalization also reported

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center on Monday reported one new positive case of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 43, with 11 recoveries, 32 cases remain active.

Demand rises for Carson City homeless shelter program

Carson City’s winter shelter program for the city’s homeless population saw a jump in demand this year. Night Off the Streets, operated by volunteers in half a dozen local churches, saw a 27.66 percent increase in the population it served this year, according to Deacon Craig La Gier, chaplain, Carson City’s Sheriff’s Office.

Churchill County has first positive case of COVID-19

Fallon, NV – On Monday, Churchill County announces its first positive case of COVID-19.

Senator Square: Superintendent wishes teachers peaceful and safe spring break

Dear Friends, I wanted to send my very best wishes to each of you for a peaceful and safe Spring Break. During the past three weeks, I have marveled at the professional services and selfless acts of kindness you have delivered during one of the most incredible events of my career.

Carson City's fuel reduction team is out in force

The sheep are back. Lambs and ewes owned by Borda Land and Sheep Company were released this morning and are grazing the hills behind Greenhouse Garden Center on Curry Street as part of an annual fuel reduction program coordinated by Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space with the U.S. Forest Service, Nevada Division of State Lands, the Washoe Tribe and Carson Community Council, and private property owners.

ESPN and NFL Network will combine for NFL draft telecast

NEW YORK — ESPN and NFL Network will join forces for this year's NFL draft. They will produce a broadcast that will air on both networks over all three days. The April 23-25 draft was originally scheduled to be in Las Vegas, but has been moved due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will now originate from ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.

Carson City supervisors to start budget-cutting process

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday will begin looking for ways to cut the next fiscal year’s budget in anticipation of a significant drop in revenue due to the coronavirus crisis.

Dayton, Smith Valley farms’ sales rise in pandemic as supplies run low

RENO — When grocery stores started running out of eggs, some savvy shoppers knew where to look – their local farm stand. "I'm having more people show up wanting eggs," said Josh Renner, owner of Renner Farm in Smith Valley. He sells his eggs at a small kiosk on his family's 100-year-old ranch. "Our eggs are completely sold out every day within hours of me putting them down there."

Sunday, April 12

Two new COVID-19 cases reported Sunday in Carson City

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported Sunday two new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 42, with 11 recoveries, 31 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Nevada deaths related to coronavirus rise to 112

LAS VEGAS — The number of confirmed coronavirus infections across Nevada climbed to 2,836 on Sunday as related deaths increased to 112.

Carson City School Board approves school resource officers agreement

The Carson City School District Board of Trustees approved an agreement between the school district and Carson City to continue its School Resource Officers program to split the cost of three officers for approximately $$430,438 for 2020-21.

Carson City Toyota to hold 'drive-thru' food drive on Wednesday

Friends In Service Helping provides support to families and people in need by providing food, instruction, shelter and health care. During this crisis, their work in the community is more important than ever.

Ramsey Weeks cutoff detour set near Silver Springs

A short detour is planned for northbound Ramsey Weeks Cutoff traffic accessing U.S. 50 near Silver Springs as part of a Nevada Department of Transportation project to widen the highway.

Carson City School District prepares to submit tentative budget to taxation department

Carson City School District is on track to submitting its tentative budget to the state Department of Taxation for the April 15 deadline after adjusting for expected staff reassignments, reductions and attrition for fiscal year 2020-21.

Saturday, April 11

Audrey Yvonne Schriver

Audrey Yvonne Schriver August 28, 1937 - April 5, 2020

Hernandez Hector

Hector Hernandez age 70, of Carson City, NV passed away on April 5, 2020. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home. 775-882-2644

Joshua Copp

Joshua J. Copp September 24, 1975 - March 17, 2020

Terry Hurt

Terry L. Hurt Psy.D age 65, of Virginia City, NV passed away on April 8, 2020. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home. 775-882-2644

Seven new COVID-19 cases in Carson City region

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported Saturday seven new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 40, with 11 recoveries, 29 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Stores, FBI database show gun sales up since virus in Nevada

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas gun stores that have remained open while other businesses were ordered closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, have reported a spike in sales in recent weeks, especially from first-time gun owners, a newspaper found.

Coronavirus deaths in Nevada top 100; Burning Man canceled

Nevada's death toll from the coronavirus has topped 100 as the sweeping impacts of the outbreak across the state now include cancellation of the annual Burning Man festival.

Carson City road report for April 13 - 19, 2020

The following information applies to the period of April 13 – April 19: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Top 40: QBs who faced Nevada Wolf Pack and went on to NFL, Part 3

The Nevada Wolf Pack football program has spent the bulk of its history toiling in obscurity but that doesn’t mean it has avoided playing future National Football League quarterbacks – 40, to be exact. The Pack has a long – sometimes painful – history against future NFL quarterbacks, including one whose bust is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Mono Lake area site of multiple earthquakes on Saturday

The Nevada Seismology Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno is reporting a 5.26 magnitude earthquake just east of Mono Lake on Saturday morning.

Jim Valentine: Time has come today

In these most interesting of times we find ourselves in one of the side benefits is the break from our harried normal daily life routines and the extra time we have each day. Extra time, what a concept. Typically, when one finds extra time it is due to a vacation and the time is used to recuperate to make a run at life again. This is different in that it came in us suddenly without notice with many consequences, the least of which is not time.

Flying hopes dashed but Carson City veteran says he's had full life

Editor’s note — World War II and Korean War veterans visited Pearl Harbor earlier this year as part of Honor Flight Nevada’s first trip to Hawaii. The end of World War II in both Europe and the Pacific ended 75 years ago this year. Elmer Larsen missed serving overseas during World War II by months, but as a member of the “Greatest Generation,” the Carson City resident had that gut feeling that he still needed to serve his countr

Roger Diez: Real tempers flare during fake race

Last Sunday NASCAR showed us frayed tempers at Bristol are not confined to racing there physically. The iRacing version of Bristol created just as much drama as the real thing. Bubba Wallace got so upset about an altercation with Clint Bowyer that he “rage quit,” a gaming expression meaning he left in a huff. Then Kyle Larson and Daniel Suarez got involved in a retaliation battle that caused race officials to park them both

Reno-Sparks median price hits record $415K in March, but how long will it last?

RENO — Since the Great Recession, the real estate market in Northern Nevada has grown strong and steady. Thanks to a booming economy and swelling population, housing prices and demand have surged across greater Reno-Sparks over the last decade. As the first quarter of 2020 wound to a close, however, the COVID-19 pandemic had shut down the state’s non-essential businesses, left many area residents jobless, and forced Nevadans to stay quarantined at home.

Friday, April 10

New COVID-19 cases in Douglas, Lyon counties; one recovery

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center on Friday reported two new positive cases and one recovery of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 33, with 11 recoveries; 22 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Federal coronavirus relief funds due in Nevada as cases rise

LAS VEGAS — More than 2,500 health care providers and hospitals in Nevada were expected to begin receiving $241.5 million on Friday in the first disbursement of federal coronavirus response aid, authorities said.

Regents extend University of Nevada, Reno president's contract through year

RENO — The state Board of Regents has approved an extension of University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson through the end of the year with plans to pick his successor in September.

Number of Nevada COVID-19 cases jumps to more than 2,500

LAS VEGAS — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada has spiked overnight and brought the total statewide to more than 2,500.

Carson City schools move to pass/fail system for semester

The Carson City School District announced it will move to a pass/fail grading system for students for the second semester of the 2019-20 school year, according to a memo dated Thursday. The decision for the transition was made with input from principals, instructional leads and other administrators at the district-level, the memo states.

Prisoners in Carson City producing hand sanitizer

Silver State Industries, the industrial arm of the Nevada Department of Corrections, has launched a hand sanitizer manufacturing program to increase the supply for medical personnel, corrections, and other law enforcement throughout Nevada.

Charlie Abowd: An Easter unlike any other

Traditionally, this recipe has been used for Easter Sunday brunch, but under today’s situation, this is not going to be possible.

Carson High, Douglas High assigned to largest class for winter sports

Thursday’s NIAA realignment meeting ushered in the expected changes for the next winter sports season. Similar to the fall realignment meeting, the NIAA is adding a new classification to the state’s prep sports scene.

‘They miss their kids:’ Carson City school staff forge ahead during pandemic

Speech pathologists are using teletherapy to help improve students’ skills. Teachers are creating or using videos on Zoom meetings. They’re reading favorite books online and showing favorite stuffed animals or toys, calling and talking to students daily, making sure they’re doing their homework, continuing to learn and build their skills.

Thursday, April 9

Elva Jones

Elva Jones October 3, 1931 - April 1, 2020

Vivian Crowell

Vivian M. Crowell, age 89, of Carson City, NV passed away on March 27, 2020. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home. 775-882-2644.

Jerry Allred

Jerry Alan Allred, 63 of Carson City, passed away on April 8, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Nevada jobless tally rises; union wants idled workers paid

LAS VEGAS — As a wave of jobless claims in Nevada since casinos and other businesses were shuttered in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic swelled to nearly 245,000, union leaders called Thursday for company owners to commit to paying idled workers until resorts reopen.

4 new COVID-19 cases; 2 in Carson City, 2 in Lyon County

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center on Thursday is reporting four new positive cases and one recovery of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 31, with 10 recoveries, 21 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Nevada Extension offers online education and resources during pandemic

RENO —Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, University of Nevada, Reno Extension faculty, staff and volunteers are bringing educational workshops, programs and resources into Nevadans’ homes.

Carson Tahoe wants to double available beds for possible virus influx

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center is working to double its number of beds for a possible influx of patients due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Carson City senior living facilities responded early to coronavirus

The first Carson City businesses to respond to the coronavirus pandemic may have been some of the city’s senior living facilities.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack basketball roster appears loaded

A year ago about this time the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball program had an expensive coach and little else. Here we are, in April 2020, and the Pack seemingly has enough talent for two teams.

Reno-Tahoe’s $438 million wedding industry faces uncertain outlook in pandemic

By the start of spring, Erik Riekenberg, owner of Reno-based Epik Weddings and Events, typically has a work calendar booked through the fall. This year, however, is shaping up to be anything but typical for the wedding industry.

Dayton celebrates boys’ birthday with parade

The community of Dayton came together and put on a parade to celebrate Jake Ewing’s 10th birthday on Wednesday.

Almost 80,000 more new jobless filings in Nevada

LAS VEGAS — Nearly 245,000 people have filed for unemployment in Nevada since casinos and other businesses closed in mid-March to keep people from congregating and spreading the new coronavirus, according to U.S. Department of Labor figures posted Thursday.

Nevada Wolf Pack national anthem tryouts to be held digitally

RENO — The University of Nevada athletics department will hold national anthem tryouts digitally for the 2020-21 season.

Wednesday, April 8

Joy Maria Porteur

Joy Maria Porteur, 94 of Carson City, passed away on April 6, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Community sports: Moriarty repeats low gross at Silver Oak

For the second time in as many weeks, Michael Moriarty shot a 74 to take the low gross honors at the Sunday Men’s Club event March 29 at Silver Oak Golf Course.

Sisolak closes golf courses, limits religious gatherings

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s governor on Wednesday ordered a closure of golf courses, real estate open houses, religious gatherings of 10 people or more and additional restrictions to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

New COVID-19 cases in Carson, Douglas; Lyon has first recovery

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday is reporting two new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad County region as well as the first recovery in Lyon County. This brings the total number of cases to 27, with nine recoveries, 18 cases remain active. The new cases are:

State of Nevada receives ventilators from California

The State of Nevada received 50 ventilators from the state of California on Wednesday. The California and Nevada National Guard cooperatively transported the ventilators from Sacramento to Sparks today.

Reno VA hospital worker accused of 200 surgical mask thefts

RENO — A 35-year-old Reno man accused of stealing 200 surgical masks from the Veterans Administration hospital where he works could face up to a year in federal prison.

Internal report: Carson City has masks in stock, coronavirus test kits lacking

Carson City’s emergency operations center has sufficient stock of N95 masks to support healthcare workers, but test kits for the coronavirus remain in short supply, according to an internal report from Carson City Health and Human Services.

Las Vegas-area home prices set record before coronavirus

LAS VEGAS — A trade association says Las Vegas-area home prices hit a record high in March, ahead of the economic shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Las Vegas Realtors reported Tuesday the median sales price of previously owned single-family homes climbed to $319,000, topping the previous record of $316,000 set in February and up 6.3% from March 2019.

Top 40: QBs who faced Nevada Wolf Pack and went on to the NFL, part 2

The Nevada Wolf Pack football program has spent the bulk of its history toiling in obscurity but that doesn’t mean it has avoided playing future National Football League quarterbacks – 40, to be exact. The Pack has a long – sometimes painful – history against future NFL quarterbacks, including one whose bust is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Fallon man who dodged law for 15 years pleads guilty to sexual assault on juvenile

Sentencing has been set for July 21 for a Fallon man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of sexual assault and another for failure to appear in court, both felonies.

Physician chairman of Nevada Gaming Commission stepping down

LAS VEGAS — The physician who chairs Nevada's casino oversight commission is resigning a little more than a week ahead of time, saying he needs to focus on the coronavirus pandemic.

Fallon man charged with DUI causing pedestrian’s death

A Fallon man has been charged with driving under the influence causing the death of a pedestrian in mid-February.

Lyon County officials: So far, so good despite stay-at-home orders

Conditions in Lyon County these days seem to be generally quiet, if monotonous, particularly in Commissioner Ken Gray’s district covering Dayton. The county had made about 6,000 calls the week of March 25 checking on residents and there was a common need for most residents in that outreach.

Bernie Sanders drops out of presidential race

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party's establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have any reasonable hope of catching up.

Face coverings required at installations

Service members and civilians are required to wear face coverings effective Monday at all Department of Defense installations including those in Northern Nevada and Mono County, Calif., to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

April kicks off Child Abuse Awareness Month

Shannon Ernst and her daughter, Jordan, spent Friday morning planting blue and white pinwheels to commemorate Child Abuse Awareness Month.

Oasis Academy has mask kits ready to go

Each kit will do 10 masks. The academy would love to be able to deliver some of these early next week. If you are interested in sewing masks, email the following: mmackedon@oanv.org.

Local government COVID information

The following is the latest recap of either procedures implemented by various agencies or organizations regarding COVID-19. For continual updates, check the LVN website and Facebook page.

How to stay connected with your loved ones while social distancing

So, you’re now practicing social distancing. We know it’s tough, but this is crucial to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). During this time, it is more important than ever to check in with your friends and family, but how can you do this from home?

Trustees to meet Wednesday on GoToWebinar

A regular meeting of the Churchill County Board of School Trustees will be held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the virtual platform of GoToWebinar.

Churchill County School District updates

In alignment with the federal guidelines extending social distancing and other measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Steve Sisolak signed additional measures extending the school closures through April 30.

The tale of one happy tail that went wrong

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” this quote from Charles Dickens aptly describes what Rolo the Dachshund found out last week. Rolo’s family is now working from home due to the Coronavirus restrictions. Rolo was so happy to have them home that he sprained his tail wagging it too much.

Where is the nation’s first wild burro refuge located?

The Great Nevada stay-in-place quiz: How well do you know your state? For the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing Nevada trivia questions to help pass the time while we’re all staying in place (or should the order be lifted, to at least see how well you know the Silver State). The questions will appear first, followed by the answers.

Changes occur at the Churchill County Sheriff’s office

Churchill County Sheriff Rich Hickox said licenses and permits issued by state or by local jurisdictions that are set to expire during this state of emergency have been extended 90 days either from their current expiration date or 90 days after the state of emergency is lifted, whichever is later.

Governor activates the Nevada National Guard

With Nevada’s governor activating the state’s Army and Air National Guard last week, Naval Air Station Fallon will be able to assist if requested.

Military, veteran activities

Naval Air Station Fallon and Nevada National Guard installations continue to monitor the COVID-19 virus on a daily basis.

Patrolling with the Brown River Navy

The humid steamy jungles wrapping around Mekong River overshadowed the continual fighting in South Vietnam during the late 1960s for many military veterans.

Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) financial assistance for businesses

RENO — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to threaten local economies across the country, the U.S. Small Business Administration has increased efforts to alleviate the hardship experienced by small businesses.

Face coverings required at military installations

Service members and civilians are required to wear face coverings effective Monday at all Department of Defense installations including those in Northern Nevada and Mono County, Calif., to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Tuesday, April 7

Barbara Katherine Tully Barnes

Barbara Katherine Tully Barnes May 28, 1926 - March 23, 2020

Nevada gets parts of coronavirus test kits but more needed

LAS VEGAS — Gov. Steve Sisolak says Nevada has received some parts from the federal government to make more test kits for the coronavirus but the state does not have anywhere near the supplies needed to test widely. Amid a nationwide shorting of test kits for the coronavirus, the U.S. government has told Nevada its three pending requests for more kits are on an “indefinite backlog,” according to state officials.

Three new COVID-19 cases reported in Carson City area Tuesday

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center is reporting three new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 25, with 8 recoveries, 18 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Blockchain investment growing in Nevada, but what is it?

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect $400 million investment in Nevada As more and more companies work to use blockchain for a long list of financial and other purposes, the questions most often raised by regular folks are, what the heck is blockchain? And how does it work? Technically, it’s what is referred to as a “distributed ledger” — in effect a database that exists not just in one place or on one computer but in dozens or hundreds of computers, each of which maintains a copy of every transaction or “block.”

$2 million approved for Nevada emergency rental assistance

Funds from a state of Nevada settlement with Wells Fargo will be transferred to agencies providing emergency rental assistance, according to a news release from the Nevada attorney general.

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community filming weekend masses

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community is filming weekend masses. Palm Sunday Masses in both English and Spanish will be available on their website

Dutch Bros. giving April profits to first responders

Dutch Bros Coffee announced it is giving all online and shop profits from the month of April to support medical first responders.

Nevada to get $20.6 million in stimulus money for homeless and affordable housing

Nevada Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both Democrats, Thursday announced that Nevada will receive $20,629,106 in stimulus funding to expand services for people experiencing homelessness and to expand affordable housing.

Salvation Army in Carson City taking donations for healthcare workers

The Quad-County Emergency Operations Center is partnering with the Salvation Army in Carson City to collect donations to serve medical workers and healthcare providers in the Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey xounties who are in need during the COVID-19 response.

Man arrested after coughing on store manager, 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.

12 more coronavirus deaths in Nevada, increasing total to 58

LAS VEGAS — Nevada's deaths from the coronavirus cases have risen to at least 58, an increase of 12, state officials reported.

Greater Commercial Lending is an SBA paycheck protection program preferred lender

Greater Commercial Lending (GCL) continues to accept applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), authorized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a result of the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The company is one of the earliest business lenders to fully adopt the PPP in the State of Nevada since opening applications on Friday, April 3. By mid-day on Monday, April 6, over 400 Nevada businesses had submitted applications to GCL.

Partnership Carson City hosting free virtual discussions to promote health and strength

Partnership Carson City is hosting a free informative webinar series every Tuesday at 3 p.m., each week covering a different topic that focuses on continuing to build a healthy, strong community — no matter where you are.

Analysts: Nevada likely hardest hit economically by COVID-19 pandemic

Moody’s Analytics, a nationally recognized economic analysis and research company, says Nevada is likely to be the nation’s hardest hit state by the coronavirus pandemic. The company looked at six metrics that the virus would impact and Nevada is at the top in several categories. That includes demographics of the state, trade and travel disruptions and tourism.

Monday, April 6

Jane Alice Tekel Johns

Jane Alice Tekel Johns September 21, 1930 - March 12, 2020

Michelle LeClaire

Michelle M LeClaire, 63 of Carson City, passed away on April 2, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800.

Carol F. Donaldson

Carol F Donaldson, 82 of Carson City, passed away on April 3, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800.

Fred A. Eglip

Fred A. Eglip, 90 of Carson City, passed away on April 4, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Norman Hankoff

Norman"Norm" S. Hankoff, 86 of Reno/Carson City, passed away on April 5, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Gary Dempsey

Gary J. Dempsey, 75 of Dayton, passed away on March 31, 2020 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Julie Thomas

Julie Thomas, 58, of Carson City, passed away April 5, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements 775-882-4965.

Nevada to get more ventilators as virus spreads, need grows

RENO (AP) - As Nevada’s coronavirus cases have grown, the number of the state’s ventilators in use has climbed slightly, with just under half of the machines in use, Gov. Steve Sisolak said Monday, Sisolak said with patients using 44% of the state’s 838 ventilators, Nevada is seeking 450 more from the U.S. government to prepare for what’s expected to be a growing number of cases and hospitalized patients in the coming days and weeks.

Carson City Health and Human Services reports 1 new COVID-19 case in Lyon County, 6 recoveries

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) of Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting one new positive case and six additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 22, with 8 recoveries, 14 cases remain active as of 6 p.m. Monday, April 6.

Nevada Arts Council to share funding update from federal stimulus

Nevada arts and culture organizations and artists affected by the coronavirus pandemic will be receiving help from the federal stimulus package approved in Congress.

Sportsbooks are dark and odds are long in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Nobody would have given odds on this. Inside the glittering casinos that line the Las Vegas Strip, the slot machines were turned off and the sportsbooks were dark. On what would have been the biggest Monday of the year for bookies, not a dollar changed hands. No big national championship game bets, no wagers on Tiger Woods to win the Masters. No sports means no action, even for the most hardcore gamblers.

Northern Nevada tribes order mandatory COVID-19 curfews, fines

RENO — Two Northern Nevada tribes have become the first governmental entities in the state to order mandatory curfews punishable by fines and potential jail time for repeat offenders in response to the spread of the coronavirus.

Nevada Legislature panel to OK spending $6.25 million for pandemic

Following up on the emergency Board of Examiners meeting held Wednesday by the governor, the Legislature has scheduled a meeting of the Interim Finance Committee for Tuesday, April 7 at 10 a.m.

New COVID-19 case reported in Carson City

Carson City Health and Human Services on Monday reported one new positive case of COVID-19 in the Quad County region: Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey counties. This brings the number of active cases in the Quad-County region to 19 with two recoveries.

Improving quality of life in the ‘new normal’ is possible

Local senior centers have closed their dining rooms to social opportunities for mealtimes. Schools are closed and children are doing their schoolwork through distance learning, talking to their teachers online. Churches are worshipping via Facebook Live or recording their Bible studies.

Feds approve disaster declaration for Nevada due to pandemic

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Nevada’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

EDAWN, NNDA confident economy will bounce back

Recession. It’s a word that has resurfaced and is being used more and more as the COVID-19 pandemic has tightened its grip on the U.S. economy. With businesses shut down across the country and Americans shut indoors, experts are beginning to forecast which areas of the country may be hit hardest by a COVID-19 recession. Despite its impressive rebound from the last recession, Reno-Sparks may be one of the most vulnerable regions in the U.S., according to a recent analysis.

Carson City Community Conversation on COVID-19 to stream tonight

The Carson City Chamber is partnering with NGBN Carson City TV and the Nevada Appeal to bring the first Community Conversation streamed live to area residents on Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 5

Nevada has 94 new coronavirus cases, pushing total to 1,836

Nevada is reporting 94 new coronavirus cases, pushing the statewide total to 1,836, but the state Health and Human Services Department’s website shows the death toll remaining at 46. The state had 1,742 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.

Senator Square: Carson High announces its Educator of the Year

If you know Shanell Cavener, then you are tremendously lucky. If you work with her, or she taught you, then the luck is multiplied tenfold (hopefully this is the right math to use, Shanell?).

Carson City Health and Human Services reports no new COVID-19 cases

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting no new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad County region: Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey counties on Sunday, April 5. The number of active cases in the Quad-County region remains at 18 with two recoveries.

Senators: $167 million for Nevada in transportation funding

Nevada Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen said Friday there is almost $167.5 million in transportation funding in the stimulus package for Nevada., including $3.7 million for Carson City.

Technology allowing Carson City doctors to continue seeing patients

Widespread use of telemedicine is letting Carson City’s medical community continue to see patients during the coronavirus crisis. Physicians and other medical personnel with Carson Tahoe Health, Carson Medical Group and Nevada Health Centers — the city’s major medical practices — are all keeping up their appointment schedules by seeing patients remotely whenever possible.

Nevada state agencies asked to prepare for budget cuts

Gov. Steve Sisolak has issued an order directing state agencies and other recipients of state funding to prepare for potential budget cuts as a result of reduced tax collections caused by business closures due to the virus.

Girl Scouts’ donations to hospitals unmask creative ways to help

Troops of the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada aren’t letting a little quarantine get in the way of community service. Actually, it might be motivating them to help others more from the confines of their homes.

Saturday, April 4

Carson City birth announcements for March 12 to March 26, 2020

Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Jyoti and Amit Kataria of Dayton, Anvi Kataria, born March 12, 2020, weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces.

Carson City road report for April 6 to 12, 2020

The following information applies to the period of April 6-12: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

David Theiss: Basic skills learned at the Kids Cafe (recipe)

Staying at home lets me do a lot of reading lately and one of the topics I found interesting was things people should teach your children.

Top 40: QBs who faced Nevada Wolf Pack and went on to the NFL

The Nevada Wolf Pack football program has spent the bulk of its history toiling in the obscurity of mid-major Division I-A conferences, Division I-AA and Division II, but that doesn’t mean it has avoided playing future National Football League quarterbacks.

Lyon County details changes to residential waste pickup

YERINGTON — Lyon County Commission Chairperson Vida Keller has spoken with Waste Management in reference to recent changes in their operations, according to a Lyon County news release.

Sam Lieberman, Nevada Board of Regents member, dead at 58.

LAS VEGAS — Sam Lieberman, a member of the board that oversees Nevada's state universities and colleges and a former state Democratic Party chairman, died Friday. He was 58.

Carson City, Lyon County report new COVID-19 cases

Carson City Health and Human Services on Saturday is reporting two new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad County region: Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey counties. This brings the number of active cases in the Quad-County region to 18 with two recoveries.

Jim Valentine: How do I buy a house today?

Our society as a whole has seen an amazing number of changes in recent weeks that have had a direct impact on our lifestyles. Our social constrictions aren’t as drastic as other states and cities, but we have some that are in place that restrict our mobility and interaction. Regardless, the real estate industry continues to serve.

Carson City School District selects educators, employees of the year

The Carson City School District has named educators and employees of the year at each site. Traditionally, the district selects one educator and one education support professional employee from all of the sites to represent the district.

Nevada prison system making changes to try to prevent COVID-19 spread

Officials say they’ve made significant changes to try to keep the coronavirus out of Nevada’s prisons.

Roger Diez: iRacing: some good, some bad

It looks like iRacing is going to be what motorsports fans have to live with until this current health emergency is over. I missed the first weekend but tuned in for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 from Virtual Atlanta Motor Speedway last Sunday. I took away a number of positives and some negatives as well from the experience.

Friday, April 3

3 weeks of jobless claims in Nevada outstrip all of 2019

Unemployment claims were down 20 percent from two weeks ago but still set the second highest weekly total of new claims in state history. Altogether, for the week ending March 28 there were 71,942 initial claims. That’s more than 20,000 less than the more than 85,000 filed the previous week.

Real ID deadline extended for a year

The federal government has decided to extend the deadline for getting a Real ID-compliant driver’s license for a year because of the coronavirus.

Nevada Guard emphasizes activation is not `martial law'

RENO — State and federal officials are finalizing details of the role Nevada's National Guard will play in the statewide response to the coronavirus, but they're emphasizing the mission won't include enforcing martial law.

Suspects arrested in string of Dayton burglaries

Two suspects in a string of commercial burglaries in Dayton were arrested Thursday, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

Report: Man held in Nevada Highway Patrol killing had coronavirus obsession

LAS VEGAS — A 65-year-old man accused of shooting and killing a veteran highway patrol sergeant on a remote road in northeast Nevada had been on a frenzied quest for several weeks, saying that he thought coronavirus was spreading through water and sewer systems, a newspaper reported.

Nevada asking businesses if they can donate or make needed medical gear

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has put together a survey to find businesses that can help provide some of the Personal Protective Equipment needed by health care workers, first responders and others.

Nevada virus task force says significant number of masks, gloves, etc., are here

Jim Murren, head of the governor’s COVID-19 Task Force, Thursday announced they were making significant progress in getting the personal protective equipment needed to deal with the virus pandemic.

Douglas County reports new COVID case; 2nd recovery announced

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting a second recovered case in Douglas County with one new positive case of COVID-19 in the Quad County region: Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey counties. This brings the number of active cases in the Quad-County region to 16 with two recoveries

Sheriff: No coronavirus at Carson City jail, crime down

Contrary to rumors being spread by some folks, Carson Sheriff Ken Furlong says that, so far, his jail doesn’t have a case of coronavirus.

Amodei says some personal protective equipment on its way to Nevada

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., said Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is shipping some personal protective equipment to Nevada. The gear is from the nation’s Strategic National Stockpile and includes, among other things, 60,450 N95 respirator masks for healthcare workers and 143,500 surgical masks.

Pandemic restricts remembrance ceremonies for Vietnam vets

Disappointment pierced the tone of his voice. Events to honor Vietnam veterans as part of the Vietnam War Veterans Remembrance Day succumbed to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving those who served 7,800 miles away in Southeast Asia more individual time to think of their service.

Paula Drakulich Kimbrough

Paula Drakulich Kimbrough was born in St Mary’s Hospital in Reno on April 23rd, 1949, and passed away in her home on March 31st, 2020 in Carson City at age 70.

Late winter storm could bring heavy snow to Sierra, Tahoe

RENO — A late winter storm is headed for the Sierra this weekend where as much as 2 feet of snow is possible on the mountain tops around Lake Tahoe by early Monday.

Carson City Library making protoypes to protect first responders

The Carson City Library is closed, but staff is busy behind the scenes trying to help during the coronavirus outbreak.

Thursday, April 2

Don Blanchard

Don Blanchard March 17, 1956 - March 30, 2020

Sherwin Williams paint company donates masks, gloves to state

Attorney General Aaron Ford has announced that Sherwin-Williams paint company is donating masks and gloves to supply first responders and healthcare workers in Nevada.

Carson City medical providers scrambling for equipment, supervisors told

Carson City medical providers and first responders are struggling every day to find supplies of masks, gowns and other personal protective equipment, or PPEs.

RSVP seeks donations to help seniors during COVID-19 outbreak

The Nevada Rural Counties Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) works diligently to provide transportation and other lifesaving services in Carson City and throughout rural Nevada for elders, veterans and adults with a disability who may have limited or no other resources.

Nevada jobless claims pile up, governor concedes problems

LAS VEGAS — More than 71,400 people filed for unemployment in Nevada last week, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor, pushing the number of jobless claims since casinos and other businesses closed in mid-March due to the coronavirus past 164,000.

Joe Santoro: NFL draft good for Nevada Wolf Pack (but not recently)

Jay Norvell is likely going to have to wait until at least next year to see his first Nevada Wolf Pack recruit selected in the NFL draft. Norvell has coached the Wolf Pack for three seasons and has yet to recruit, sign and develop a player the NFL has deemed worthy of a draft pick. Offensive lineman Austin Corbett was picked in the second round in 2018 by the Cleveland Browns but the Reed High graduate was brought to the Pack by former coach Brian Polian. Polian and Norvell have combined to coach the Pack for seven seasons and Corbett is the only player they have brought to Nevada that has been picked in the NFL draft.

New COVID case in Carson City, first recovery in area announced

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is announcing the first recovered case in Carson City with one new positive case of COVID-19 in the Quad County region: Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey counties. This brings the total number of cases in the Quad-County region to 16 with one recovery.

Prosecutors want charges dropped against Vagos gang members

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors who failed to convict eight current and former Vagos biker gang members of racketeering charges stemming from a deadly casino shootout have asked a U.S. judge in Las Vegas to dismiss all counts against 11 other defendants in the case.

Q&A: How can the huge congressional aid package help you?

WASHINGTON — An unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package will provide one-time checks for most Americans and significant enhancements to unemployment benefits. Both will provide much-needed help to those recently laid-off and to financially stressed households as the coronavirus shuts down much of the economy. Here are some questions and answers about how the legislation can help you:

Man threatens to infect deputies with coronavirus, 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.

A record 6.6 million seek U.S. jobless aid as layoffs mount

WASHINGTON — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week - doubling a record high set just one week earlier - a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses close across the world.

Wednesday, April 1

Frances Gene (Southern) Ford

Frances Gene Ford (Southern) February 17, 1971 - March 17, 2020

LuDene Jacobsen Miller

LuDene Jacobsen Miller Oct 8, 1963 - March 28, 2020

Evelyn E. Smith

Evelyn E. Smith, age 89, of Mound House, NV passed away on April 1, 2020. Arrangements are in the care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home 775-882-2644

Felicitas Loza Hurtado

Felicitas Hurtado-Loza, age 82, of Carson City, NV passed away on March 30, 2020.Arrangements are in the care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home 775-882-2644

Sisolak activates Nevada National Guard; 'begging, urging' non-essential workers to stay home

Gov. Steve Sisolak made it clear Wednesday night his latest directive urging as many Nevadans as can to stay home is not martial law but a plea for everyone not in a critical, essential industry to not go out and possibly spread the coronavirus.

Save Mart and FoodMaxx offer dedicated shopping hours for first responders

Modesto, Calif.- The Save Mart Companies (TSMC) announced all Save Mart, FoodMaxx and Lucky stores will start dedicating special shopping hours for first responders throughout California and Northern Nevada as a way to assist and thank them for their service during the COVID-19 health crisis. Dedicated shopping hours will begin tomorrow, Thursday, April 2.

Stokes: Carson schools to remain closed through April 30

In response to Nevada Gov. Sisolak’s announcement Wednesday to extend the “Stay at Home” directive through April 30, Carson City School District will continue with Remote Learning for teachers and students through the remainder of the month.

Nevada awaiting guidelines from feds on expanded unemployment coverage

Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation has entered an agreement with federal officials to implement the stimulus legislation signed into law last week.

Sandoval leaving MGM to pursue University of Nevada, Reno presidency

RENO — Former Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said he is stepping down from his position at MGM Resorts to pursue the presidency of the University of Nevada, Reno, his alma mater.

2.16-magnitude quake near Prison Hill on Wednesday

A 2.16 magnitude earthquake was reported at 8:30 Wednesday morning on the southern edge of a swarm of quakes and aftershocks were reported last week.

Nevada governor asks Trump for disaster declaration due to coronavirus

Gov. Steve Sisolak has asked President Trump for a major disaster declaration that would qualify Nevada for additional federal assistance to combat the coronavirus.

Gas below $2 per gallon at some Carson City stations

Some fuel outlets in Carson City are selling regular unleaded for $1.99 per gallon on Wednesday afternoon. Nevada Appeal employees saw $1.99 posted at the South Carson Street Sinclair station a little after noon. GasBuddy.com lists three stations selling for $1.99, including Carson City Gas and Carson Central on North Carson Street.

Sisolak extends 'stay at home' directive to April 30

Gov. Steve Sisolak has issued a formal stay at home directive applied to all Nevadans not in essential jobs.

Four new COVID-19 cases in Carson City region

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting four new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad County region: Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey counties. This brings the total number of cases in the Quad-County region to 16.

JoAnne Skelly: Working in the yard

I’ve been watching the apple buds, waiting to see swelling begin, waiting for color to start showing. Last week, I was excited to finally see a bit of color. Then, snow and overnight lows in the low 20s hit, which is just like last year when we had no apples. I hope the cold doesn’t kill the blossoms and my apple crop again this year.

Churchill County School District provides updates

Thank you to everyone for taking the district’s calls, emails, texts, etc. over the last two weeks. I understand how different this is for our staff, our learners, our families, and our community. We have displayed absolute awesomeness over the past 10 days and will continue to do so.

Churchill County COVID resources

The following is the latest recap of either procedures implemented by various agencies or organizations regarding COVID-19. For continual updates, check the LVN website and Facebook page.

Military, veteran activities

Naval Air Station Fallon and Nevada National Guard installations continue to monitor the COVID-19 virus on a daily basis.

WNC devoted to students during COVID-19 pandemic

Western Nevada College shares the concerns of our community during this challenging time. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and respond in ways to support our students, faculty, staff and community.

TCID predicts good water year

The Truckee Carson Irrigation District reports another good water year for the area’s ranchers and farmers because of the improved snowpack in the Sierra Nevada and storage at Lahontan Reservoir.

Lane closures on U.S. 95 in Fallon for pedestrian improvements

Periodic roadway shoulder, sidewalk and single lane closures will take place on U.S. 95 through the heart of Fallon as the Nevada Department of Transportation upgrades existing sidewalks and pedestrian facilities for enhanced traffic safety and mobility.

Lattin status hearing continued

Tenth District Court Judge Thomas Stockard set April 14 to continue a status hearing and arraignment for Wesley Lattin of Fallon on charges of sexual assault on a juvenile in the early 2000s and failure to appear for a court date in 2005.

City, county vow to protect community

“Your city and county leaders remain well prepared and unwavering in our diligence in taking the steps necessary to protect our community.”

Commissioners to conduct Thursday meeting on Zoom

Churchill County Commissioners will meet Thursday at 8:15 a.m. in the Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.

Your dog may need swimming lessons

Watson here and I recently had sad news. My friend Nappy drowned in his family’s swimming pool. Nappy was a French Bulldog, and he never went near the water, but it was nighttime and I guess he fell in. He wasn’t able to swim.

Let Nevada trivia entertain you during these stay-in-place days

Let’s be honest — it’s difficult to write a column about traveling around Nevada when you can’t leave home. While we all hope the current restrictions on leaving home or congregating will pass soon, there are other ways to pass the time, such as quizzing yourself on Nevada trivia.

Pandemic ends McCormick's final season at Carroll College

It was only a few weeks ago when her mother traveled to Montana to visit as Megan McCormick crossed another milestone off her college experience.

Nominations being accepted for Greenwave Hall of Fame class

The Greenwave Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its fourth class, which will be inducted Oct. 3.

USDA announces funds for economic, community development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced it has set aside between 5% and 10% of funds in multiple program areas to support Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) for regional development and investment plans.

Stewart Indian School’s Earl Dunn was area’s first basketball star

Earl Dunn first caught everyone’s attention by putting a basketball through a hoop. He then earned everyone’s respect by the way he lived his life.

Carson City making plans for Prison Hill

Carson City Open Space in the next few months plans to release a draft master plan for more than a quarter of the city’s open space. The plan is for Prison Hill, which covers 2,500 acres, including 960 acres set aside for off-highway vehicle use.