Stories for February 2020

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Saturday, February 29

Senior menus for the week of March 2, 2020

Note: Menus for week of March 2 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Betty Lee Kalicki

Betty Lee Kalicki, 82 of Carson City, passed away on February 27, 2020 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Jane C. Chesney

Jane C. Chesney (Franchetti) Nov 17, 1931 - Feb 22, 2020 Jane C. Chesney passed away peacefully at her home with her beloved family by her side on February 22, 2020.

Gladys Loraine Hardegree Dix

Gladys Loraine Hardegree Dix Gladys Loraine Hardegree Dix, age 77, of Genoa, Nevada, died Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City, Nevada.

No. 5 San Diego State rallies from 13 down to beat Nevada

RENO — The San Diego State Aztecs reminded everyone on Saturday why they are the No. 5 team in the nation and the Mountain West regular season champions.

Carson City breaks ground on South Carson Street project

The South Carson Street road project officially broke ground Saturday. “It’s a multifaceted project that addresses a lot of needs,” from utility upgrades to pedestrian improvements, said Dan Stucky, city engineer at the groundbreaking held near the old armory site. “This is a chance to celebrate all the work that’s been done over the last 10 years.”

Jazz Extravaganza features Carson Middle School, Mile High bands

It’s “big band jazz times two” when the Mile High Jazz Band and Carson Middle School’s Royal Blue Jazz Band present the 17th annual combined Jazz Extravaganza concert, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Carson City Road Report for March 2-8

The following information applies to the period of March 2-8: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Carson High basketball places 3 on Sierra League first teams

Carson High girls and boys basketball filled up the all-Sierra League teams announced Wednesday with three first teamers and a host of other names recognized for their seasons.

Knights of Columbus makes donation to Eagle Valley Children’s Home

Knights of Columbus Council #4781 Grand Knight Martin Schwedhelm and “Tootsie Roll Drive” chairman Holly Akerley presented a check for $771.42 to Donna Clarke, executive director of Eagle Valley Children’s Home and Jessica Haglund, the facility’s Recreation Coordinator.

Déjà vu all over again: Jackson’s 3-pointer lifts Fallon over Elko for state championship

RENO — Same player. Same situation. Same outcome. Different year.

Roger Diez: NASCAR continues West Coast swing

It looks like Roger Penske’s swap of drivers and crew chiefs paid off with a strategy call as Joey Logano won the NASCAR Cup race on old tires last Sunday in Las Vegas. There was, however, a little intra-team friction, as Ryan Blaney was less than happy about the way teammate Logano raced him in the late going. Matt DiBenedetto finished second in his new Wood Brothers ride, and from his demeanor in post-race interviews you’d think he had won the race. Matt is going to score a win or two this season.

Jim Valentine: Don’t lose your market

Many things influence the market and the individuals in the market. While most are pretty static, i.e., location, local economy, interest rates, supply and demand, etc., sometimes things occur that were unexpected and could not have been anticipated. It is important to remember that this phenomenon can occur in the middle of your negotiations creating a “third party” influence that is beyond your control.

Carson City roads a lengthy topic at city officials’ retreat

The Board of Supervisors and Carson City department heads held their annual planning workshop Thursday to discuss issues facing the city and goals for the next few years.

Friday, February 28

Sierra Lutheran High School to host community blood drive Wednesday

Sierra Lutheran High School invites the public to participate in its annual community blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Jesse Richardson

JESSE RICHARDSON, 31, of Stagecoach passed away February 19, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Woman surrenders on food stamp charge, 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.

Judge cancels oil and gas leases on some sage grouse lands

BOISE, Idaho — A federal judge has cancelled more than $125 million in oil and gas leases on public lands that are home to the declining bird species greater sage grouse, in a ruling that said the Trump administration illegally curtailed public comment.

‘I Voted’ sticker design contest seeks Carson City student artists

The Carson City Department of Arts & Culture and the Carson City Clerk-Recorder’s Office have initiated an “I Voted” sticker design competition.

Carson City asphalt plant told to eliminate odor or lose permit

Tahoe Western Asphalt was told to eliminate odors outside its plant or lose its special use permit to operate. The Planning Commission on Wednesday reviewed the permit for the asphalt plant on the border of Lyon County and added a condition that odors must not be detectable beyond the business’ property line. A second new condition calls for Carson City code enforcement to monitor the site three times a month and report to the commission next October unless odors are detected three times, after which the permit will come before the commission immediately.

Carson City health inspections for January 23 to 29, 2020

Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for Jan. 23 to 29. A, B or C grades are given based on the inspection score, which starts at zero. Points are added for each violation. Note: Low-risk factors are noted but not factored into scoring, although restaurants are still required to correct them.

Nevada Wolf Pack 2020 football schedule released

RENO — Coming off back-to-back bowl appearances, the Nevada football team has its schedule for the 2020 season set as league games were announced by the Mountain West on Thursday.

Fallon tops Boulder City to reach state title game

RENO — The Greenwave boys basketball team — faced with players in foul trouble in the fourth quarter — saw a 23-point lead quickly evaporate as Boulder City mounted an offensive onslaught led by their 6-foot, 6-inch center Ethan Spears.

Nevada primary system unfair, says senator pushing for reform

Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno, says Nevada’s current primary system unfairly disenfranchises nearly a quarter of registered voters. He has filed a statutory initiative that would open Nevada’s primary election to all candidates, no matter which party they belong to.

Thursday, February 27

Timothy Brian Stangle

Timothy Brian Stangle Timothy Brian Stangle, age 66 died peacefully on Feb 25th after a short battle with cancer.

Andre "Andy" Aldax

Andre "Andy" Aldax January 21, 1934 ~ February 25, 2020

Sierra Lutheran boys bested in Class 1A state semifinals

RENO – The importance of the moment was certainly evident in the faces of Sierra Lutheran boys’ basketball Thursday night at Wooster High School.

JoAnne Skelly: Climate change and gardening

I just read an interesting article called “How are gardeners adapting to climate change?” in the British magazine “Gardens Illustrated.” The authors interviewed head gardeners at National Trust properties across the United Kingdom. All the gardeners were seeing effects of climate change such as “floods to drier summers.”

Carson City kindergarten registration begins Monday, March 2

The Carson City School District is asking parents to mark their calendars for Monday to begin registering children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30 and eligible for kindergarten for the coming 2020-21 school year. Full-day kindergarten classes are offered at all elementary schools in Carson City. Contact your neighborhood school:

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack to San Diego State: It’s payback time

The Nevada Wolf Pack owes the San Diego State Aztecs a little payback. A year ago the Wolf Pack was flying high, ranked No. 6 in the country with a 24-1 record on Feb. 20, 2019. The Pack then traveled to San Diego State and lost 65-57.

Carson City emergency management prepares for shelter drill

Fuji Park will be the site of an emergency shelter March 18. The shelter, at 601 Clear Creek Road, will be part of an evacuation drill from noon-4 p.m. as part of a collaboration between Red Cross and emergency managers from Carson City, Lyon, Storey and Douglas counties.

50 percent chance of snow this weekend in Carson City

If there’s going to be a “Miracle March,” it will have to start somewhere. Why not March 1? The National Weather Service is forecasting a 50 percent chance of snow for Sunday – the first day of March – in Carson City. Starting Saturday, the storm also could bring wind gusts up to 45 mph.

Democrats puzzle over empty Reno precinct after caucus

RENO — What if a neighborhood precinct was voting in Nevada’s presidential caucuses and nobody came? Democrats in Washoe County were left scratching their heads about the possibility they had stumbled onto a phantom precinct during the party’s third-in-the-nation presidential contest last week.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office looking for burglary suspect

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office investigation division is seeking information on the whereabouts of Jacob Newell.

Nevada Democrat leaders call for presidential primary, not caucus

While praising the efforts they say made Nevada’s Democratic caucuses a tremendous success, several party leaders have come out urging the state to move to a presidential primary instead. Former Sen. Harry Reid, who just a few years ago backed the caucus system, issued a statement this past weekend calling for the Democratic Party to move to primaries everywhere.

Wednesday, February 26

Nevada Raider Nation-Carson City Chapter donates to Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Members of Nevada Raider Nation-Carson City Chapter presented a check for $1,000 to the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Theila Mae Berry

Theila (Teddee) Mae Berry January 8, 1949 - February 15, 2020

Carson City Sheriff’s Office focusing on pedestrian safety

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be joining forces with other law enforcement agencies statewide focusing on pedestrian safety through March 15.

Mountain West commits champ to new LA Bowl

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — The Pac-12 and the Mountain West believe football fans around their conferences will be eager to see what’s inside SoFi Stadium.

Fallon’s quest for second state title begins Thursday against Boulder City

Two down, one to go. After winning the Northern 3A regular title and then last weekend’s regional crown in a double-overtime thriller, the Greenwave boys basketball team is seeking to retain its state title from a year ago.

Over 1,700 wild horses in Nevada and Utah removed, relocated

LAS VEGAS — Land management authorities have completed removing more than 1,700 wild horses in Nevada and Utah.

Recipe: Garlic Bisque by Richard Bragiel

As February quickly comes to a close and spring looms around the corner there are still plenty of chilly if not cold evenings ahead of us. One of my favorite defenses during the season is simply a warm pot of goodness resting on the stove for an all-day indulgence.

Parking dispute blamed for Carson High incident

Potential reports of a student-involved incident or riot that might have occurred at Carson High School on Wednesday turned out to be a minor parking dispute, according to Carson City School District spokesman Dan Davis.

‘Salute To Young Musicians’ this weekend in Carson City

The Capital City Community Band will present its annual “Salute To Young Musicians” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Boldrick Theater at the Carson Community Center.

Young-at-heart yard art entertains commuters

Myrt Reichard has been sharing her customized and often holiday-themed toy horses with Allen Road passersby in Fallon for nearly 25 years.

FFA gets ready for state convention

Churchill County FFA started off February with Western Zone where we competed with other chapters from the state in our career development events (CDEs) that we plan on competing in at state this March which will be held in Reno local facilities and businesses depending on the event.

Lowry uses strong second quarter to defeat Lady Wave

With Fallon leading 24-21 with less than a minute remaining in the first half of Thursday’s Northern 3A regional first-round playoff game against Lowry, the Buckaroos starting five decided to take the game into their own hands.

The Toast of Nevada: 6 titles in 9 years

Churchill County High School’s archery team continues to be the toast of Nevada after capturing its sixth state title in nine years.

Filing opens March 2 for local offices

Filing for local offices begins March 2 for the Churchill County Commission, school board and the Mosquito, Vector & Weed Abatement Board.

Local voters participate in caucus process

While final numbers won’t be available until they are totaled by party officials, an informal count indicates that about the same number of Democrats turned out at two locations to express their choice for the next president in Saturday’s Churchill County caucuses.

Under the big top

For the past month, Valerie Serpa’s dining and living rooms have been transformed into a gallery of various artwork.

Yikes, COVID 19 is a zoonosis disease

Dr. Watson here, and I just happened to hear about zoonosis, which is the transmission of diseases from animals to people. The current COVID 19 virus and rabies are examples of diseases that are passed from animal to human. Reverse zoonosis is the transmission of disease from a human to an animal.

Better late than never: Enroll in online classes now!

Missed the start of spring semester? That doesn’t mean you can’t start now at Western Nevada College, or maybe current students want to add another class.

Bull sale average comes in at $3,308

Nevada Cattlemen’s Association held its 54th annual Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale on Feb. 15.

Hemp Pesticide Safety Education Workshop offered statewide March 12

RENO — University of Nevada, Reno Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, is offering a workshop March 12 to train people throughout the state how to properly use pesticides when growing hemp.

Lead disappears in 3rd quarter as Oasis Academy drops playoff game

Everything was looking good for the Oasis Academy boys basketball team, until the third quarter.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack football coaches ranked

There have been 27 Nevada Wolf Pack head football coaches in the 113 seasons of the program. A third of them, for more different reasons than there are letters in Joe Sheeketski’s last name, lasted just one year.

Captured fugitive makes first court appearance

A Fallon man who evaded authorities for 15 years appeared in New River Township Justice Court on Monday morning on a charge of failure to appear for a jury trial, a category D felony.

Harris scores 23 to carry Nevada over Wyoming 73-68

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Jalen Harris had 23 points as Nevada edged past Wyoming 73-68 on Tuesday night.

Carson City officials discuss school resource officers

The Carson City Board of Supervisors and School District’s Board of Trustees weighed the fiscal costs against the longterm tangible impacts of the School Resource Officers program in the city’s schools at their joint meeting Thursday.

Tuesday, February 25

Clemens "Clem" P. Bethythan

Clemens "Clem" P. Beythan March 13, 1928 ~ February 22, 2020

Dolores Jackson

Dolores Jackson December 20, 1936 ~ February 5, 2020

Timothy Stangle

TIMOTHY STANGLE, 66, of Gardnerville passed away February 24, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

John Lustig

JOHN LUSTIG, 74, of Gardnerville passed away February 23, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Rita G. Wood

Rita G. Wood, age 78, of Carson City, NV passed away on February 24, 2020. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home. 775-882-2644

Wesley D. Wilkinson

Wesley D. Wilkinson, 89 of Carson City, passed away on February 23, 2020 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Eusebio Gabiola Jr.

Eusebio Gabiola Jr., 90 of Carson City, passed away on February 19, 2020 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Roy Franklin Thomas Sr

Roy Franklin Thomas Sr., 85 of Carson City, passed away on February 21, 2020 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Woman found dead in vehicle in Carson City

On Tuesday, Feb. 25 shortly before noon Carson City Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives responded to the 5000 block of U.S. Highway 50 East on a report of a deceased female in a vehicle, according to a news release.

Sierra Lutheran boys set for first state tourney game

For the first time in program history, the Sierra Lutheran boys basketball team is headed to the state tournament.

NDOT to repair guardrail in east Dayton on Thursday

Single lane closures will take place on eastbound U.S. 50 in east Dayton starting Thursday as the Nevada Department of Transportation repairs roadside guardrail damaged in a crash.

Joe Santoro: Lindsey Drew has earned right to shed some tears on senior night

Lackadaisical, lackluster, languid, laid-back Lindsey Drew is about to show some emotion.

Man acting strangely ends up arrested on many charges, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Nathaniel Killgore joins race for Carson City mayor

The race for Carson City mayor has a third contender. Nathaniel Killgore, owner of downtown’s Caterpillar’s Hookah Lounge, is announcing his candidacy on Saturday. Current Mayor Robert Crowell is not seeking reelection.

Triple trouble, double OT

Live by the 3. Die by the 3. In what may have been déjà vu from last year’s state 3A championship boys basketball game, the cardiac kids from Fallon defeated Elko Saturday afternoon for this year’s regional title with the long ball.

Q&D heading construction at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

Q&D Construction, a Northern Nevada-based contractor, will lead construction on the Heroes Memorial Building renovation project in Carson City and the new emergency department and covered connector at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.

Auditors critical of Nevada gas pump inspections

Legislative auditors issued a report this week critical of the Agriculture Department’s weights and measures inspections.

Monday, February 24

Eagle Valley Women’s Golf Club begins 44th season

The Eagle Valley Women’s Golf Club would like to invite any interested women to join them in their 44th season of play. Opening day is April 15. Tee time 9 a.m., continental breakfast 7:30 a.m.

Ronald Dean Rogne

Ronald Dean Rogne November 23, 1952 ~ February 20, 2020 Ronald Dean Rogne, 67,left this life on February 20, 2020 with his family by his side. Long time Fallon resident, passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer at his home.

Richard Lee Gerten

Richard Lee Gerten July 19, 1931 ~ February 21, 2020

Doyle E. Swafford

Doyle E. Swafford, 79, of Carson City, passed away February 20, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements. 775-882-4965

Brenda Erdoes recommended to head Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau

The Committee to Consult with the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau voted Monday to recommend longtime Legislative Counsel Brenda Erdoes as the new director of LCB.

Pre-kindergarten parent engagement events set in Carson City

The Carson City School District pre-k office is inviting parents to “Save The Date” for three parent engagement opportunities and activities for children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30.

Mountain West rankings: UNLV hangs 1st loss on San Diego State

The San Diego State Aztecs are not unbeatable after all.

Carson City Board of Supervisors to discuss challenges at annual retreat

The Board of Supervisors plan to discuss in depth several key challenges facing Carson City at its annual strategic planning workshop on Thursday.

John Bullis: Tax elections for vacant land interest and property taxes

The new tax law gives you options to consider for every year from now through 2025. Interest paid on a vacant lot or unproductive land is either (1) deductible as investment interest expense if you itemize deductions on Schedule A of your form 1040 or (2) can be “capitalized” and added to your tax basis (cost) of the land and that will reduce your gain on sale in the future.

Carson City school superintendent raise OK’d by board

The Carson City School Board renewed Superintendent Richard Stokes’ contract for July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022, and voted to increase his salary from $160,000 to $173,189, beginning July 1, during its Feb. 11 board meeting.

Sunday, February 23

Nevada Public Employees Benefits Program needs computer security upgrade, audit says

Legislative auditors say the Public Employees Benefits Program needs to upgrade the security of its computer software.

Nevada senator announces funding to help Nevada homebuyers

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says the Treasury Department has released $17.9 million in funding to help Nevada homebuyers make down payments.

Corpus Christi Catholic Church to host Discada dinner March 1

Corpus Christi Catholic Church is hosting its first Discada dinner March 1 at the church, 3597 N. Sunridge Drive.

Carson City Chamber awards hospitality scholarship to Stefanie Schmidt

After three years of announcing the availability of scholarships to those who would seek to pursue a degree in hospitality, the Carson City Chamber was finally able to award a $1,135 scholarship to a very deserving student who has chosen to pursue a degree in hotel management.

Carson City officials hear vaping presentation

School officials are working to educate more Carson City youth on the dangers of vaping, and they’ve asked Health and Human Services professionals to help.

Jim Valentine: Buying your first home

You may have had a roof over your head for many years, but there is nothing like owning the roof, the walls, the dirt – owning your own home. A lot is made of property ownership and that can scare some people away from taking the first step. There are so many benefits that you should really look carefully at your situation if you don’t currently own real estate. The security of knowing you won’t have to move at the whim of a landlord is invaluable, but there are also the huge tax benefits and investment benefits in addition to the security of ownership.

Pack rallies against Bulldogs

RENO — There might have been a little silver and blue magic in the air once again at Lawlor Events Center Saturday night.

Saturday, February 22

Sanders on top: Key takeaways from the Nevada caucuses

LAS VEGAS — Sen. Bernie Sanders cruised to victory in the Nevada caucuses, heartening his supporters and stoking alarm among moderates who fear he is too liberal and would lose to President Donald Trump.

Nevada Democrats skirt chaos that plagued Iowa caucuses

LAS VEGAS — After the chaos of the Iowa caucuses, Democrats were desperate to avoid another fiasco in Nevada. And indications Saturday were that they succeeded. Enough preliminary results came in to allow The Associated Press and other news organizations to declare Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont the caucus winner by early evening in Nevada.

Analysis: Sanders’ path has echoes of Trump’s 2016 campaign

WASHINGTON — A burn-it-down candidate is topping a splintered field of more moderate contenders and setting the party’s establishment wing on edge.

Senior menus for the week of Feb. 24, 2020

Note: Menus for week of Feb. 24 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Joe Whitworth

Joe "Papa Joe" Whitworth Feb 6, 1926 - Feb 18, 2020 Joe was born February 6, 1926, 1 of 10 children to Thomas Ann and Lyda Pearl Whitworth in Sallisaw, OK passed away peacefully in his sleep February 18, 2020 at the ripe old age of 94.

Carson City couple celebrates 60th anniversary

Roy P. and Faye E. Semmens celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday. They were married Feb. 20, 1960, in a private wedding at a minister’s home in Long Beach, Calif. They have two children, Roy A. Semmens and Donna Lee Semmens, who both reside in Phoenix. Roy P. Semmens, a retired sergeant with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, has spent the past 40 years in law enforcement and in Naval Air Korea. Faye Semmens worked as a chart analyst at Woodruff Community Hospital in Long Beach.

Carson City Road Report for Feb. 24 to March 1, 2020

The following information applies to the period of Feb. 24-March 1: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Nevada Republicans award all 25 delegates to President Trump

Nevada’s Republican Party on Saturday awarded all 25 of its delegates to President Donald Trump. The Nevada party had already canceled its caucuses. Instead, the state Republican committee voted by acclimation to give Trump all of its delegates at the same time as Democrats were tallying caucus votes, according to party executive director Will Sexauer.

Projections: Bernie Sanders wins Nevada; Carson City caucuses draw nearly 1,000 Democrats in unofficial tally

While final numbers won’t be available until they are totaled by party officials, an informal count indicates that just under 1,000 Democrats turned out to express their choice for the next president in Saturday’s Carson City caucuses.

Senator Square: Carson High School senior works with Nevada Women’s Suffrage Celebration Committee

Written by Molly Walt. Walt is Management Analyst for the Nevada Commission for Women: Nevada Commission for Women and the Nevada Women’s Suffrage Celebration Committee formed to help facilitate collaboration among organizations in Nevada to celebrate and commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Iwo Jima: The Marines’ fiercest battle, 75 years ago

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii — Veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War knew their visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii on the windward side of Oahu would become solemn once they finished lunch and walked to several memorials recounting two monumental events.

CCSO, Fallon police respond to separate incidents

Law enforcement agencies were busy with two major incidents Friday afternoon.

Roger Diez: Safety, again, a concern for NASCAR

The ending of Monday’s Daytona 500 brought the subject of racing safety to the forefront yet again. For me, seeing the ominous black screens erected around Ryan Newman’s ruined race car brought flashbacks to other accidents… notably Dale Earnhardt’s Daytona crash of 19 years ago. After 50 years of involvement in racing, I have seen driver deaths and injuries dramatically reduced from the 1970s. But even though driver safety has vastly improved, racing is still a dangerous sport.

Pioneer High grad will fight at King of the Cage Saturday in Reno

After stepping away for hand-to-hand sports for three years, Pioneer High School graduate Brady O’Keefe is getting back in the cage for his second fight in the last three months Saturday at Reno’s King of the Cage, hosted by Silver Legacy Resort Casino.

Friday, February 21

How the Nevada Democratic caucus process will work

Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday for Democratic caucus-goers in Carson City and each precinct’s caucus will start at noon. There are three caucus sites in the capital: Carson Middle School, Eagle Valley Middle School and Pioneer High. Participants are required to be registered Democrats and to caucus at the site holding their voting precinct.

Tech boom, suburban growth drive Nevada’s Democratic shift

RENO — Twenty years ago, long before Nevada was part of the early presidential selection process, the phone typically rang unanswered at Washoe County Democratic Party headquarters in Reno during mid-term elections. “We had a small conference room and a tiny reception area, but no staff at all,“ recalls Chris Wicker, who started a seven-year run as county party chairman in 2002.

Man at diner at 2 a.m. was drunk, 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 GOP meets Saturday to vote on binding delegates to Trump

The Nevada Republican Party will hold its central committee meeting in Pahrump on Saturday and is expected to vote on binding delegates to the national convention to President Trump. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale will address the central committee along with State Chairman Michael McDonald.

‘Odd Couple’ being performed this weekend

“The Odd Couple” performed by the Proscenium Players Inc. is a new twist on an old play. The staging at the Brewery Arts Center this weekend is the female version of the Neil Simon comedy, featuring Florence Unger, compulsively neat and neurotic, and Olive Madison, a free-spirited slob. The roommates host friends and play Trivial Pursuit and go on a double date with brothers who barely speak English.

South Carson Street groundbreaking Feb. 29

The community is invited to celebrate the expansion of the Carson Street improvements at the South Carson Complete Streets Project groundbreaking ceremony. The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10 a.m., at the former armory site located at 2361 South Carson Street, and will feature construction equipment for children of all ages to explore and climb on. Speakers will include Mayor Bob Crowell and City Engineer Dan Stucky.

Lowry uses strong second quarter to defeat Wave girls

With Fallon leading 24-21 with less than a minute remaining in the first half of Thursday’s Northern 3A regional first-round playoff game, Lowry’s starting five decided to take the game into their own hands.

Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City adds sixth day of operations

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City has expanded its days of operation.

Thursday, February 20

Carson's impressive season closes in regional semifinal

RENO – For three quarters the Carson High girls basketball team played right with top-seeded Bishop Manogue in the Class 4A Northern Region semifinals at Spanish Springs.

Craig R. Whitley

Craig R. Whitley, 67, died February 14, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Michael J. Myers

Michael J. Myers, 78, died February 15, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Jerry E. Kilpatrick

Jerry E. Kilpatrick, 79, died February 12, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Jerry Eugene Kilpatrick

Jerry Eugene Kilpatrick August 17, 1940 ~ February 12, 2020

Tracy C. Zumel

Tracy C. Zumel, 60, died February 12, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Joe T. Whitworth

Joe T. Whitworth, 94, died February 18, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Linda Marrone: Remembering a friendship formed through love of food

Sometimes when you’re writing your food article, you know in advance what you want to write about and everything seems to just have a flow about it. And then there is today. Even though I knew what I wanted to express in my column, it’s hard to get the words in my head to match the feelings in my heart

Lisa Schuette to run for Carson City Supervisor Ward 4

Retired Carson City teacher and longtime animal welfare advocate Lisa Schuette has announced her candidacy for Carson City Supervisor Ward 4. She is running for the seat currently held by John Barrette. Schuette graduated from Carson High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Hemp growing moratorium OK’d by Carson City supervisors

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday passed a resolution to place a moratorium on hemp growing in Carson City. The goal is to temporarily halt any applications for hemp projects while a policy on growing the crop inside city limits is drafted.

JoAnne Skelly: Time to water?

I turned my sprinklers on this past week. So did my gardening neighbor Roni. Her comment was “Ugh!” Mine was “On. Off. Drain. Repeat.” Turning drip systems and sprinklers on and off is tedious, but necessary. We haven’t had enough rain or snow to thoroughly soak the ground. While the warm days are lovely, with no precipitation, the sunny weather is hard on trees. Since the nights are still cold, about 18 degrees at my house, every time I turn the water on, I have to drain everything before nightfall.

MGM Resorts hack affects up to 10.6M former guests

LAS VEGAS — MGM Resorts International has confirmed the company was hacked after a report was released detailing information from more than 10 million former hotel guests was compromised. ZDNet released a report Wednesday revealing 10,683,188 guests were affected after the company’s cloud server was hacked, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Joe Santoro: Is Nevada Wolf Pack’s Jalen Harris best in the (Mountain) West?

Jalen Harris will likely have to keep pouring on the points to win the Mountain West Player of the Year award this season. And even then it might not be enough.

Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau candidates to be interviewed Monday

Legislative leadership meets Monday to interview candidates to replace Rick Combs as director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau. Five people have applied for the job, three of them in-house.

McCormick captures 3rd state title

MESQUITE — The win took only 19 seconds but since his four-year wrestling career to come to an end on Saturday, Tommy McCormick’s going to cherish his state championships for a long time.

Nevada senator proposes open non-presidential primaries

Republican state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer has proposed a ballot initiative to open non-presidential primary elections to voters of all political parties.

Wednesday, February 19

Carson boys basketball's comeback effort falls just shy

RENO – Down 28 points at the half against the top team from the High Desert League, Carson High boys basketball could have folded up shop and accepted its fate.

Carson City Symphony Presents LatinXpressions I Concert

The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will present the first of four “LatinXpressions” concerts on Feb. 23 at 4 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William St. in Carson City.

Democrats won’t commit to same-day release of Nevada results

LAS VEGAS — Democrats won’t commit to releasing the unofficial results of Saturday’s Nevada caucuses on the day of the vote, as they emphasize accuracy over speed in the aftermath of the chaos surrounding the Iowa caucuses.

Prison horse adoption Saturday in Carson City

The Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Corrections- Silver State Industries will host a saddle-trained wild horse adoption Saturday at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, 1721 Snyder Ave., in Carson City.

Reno veteran, 96, reflects on duty to country and community

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Stitched on his ballcap was his history of military service: World War II, Korea, Vietnam. Many veterans like William Curry who are now in their 90s answered their country’s call to don a military uniform, complete basic training and head to fighting the enemy thousands of miles from home.

‘Man of Steele’ leads Fallon over Dust Devils

Fallon’s weapons on both offense and defense demolished Dayton and Lowry last week to give the Greenwave boys basketball team sole possession of first place and the Northern 3A regular season championship.

Fallon girls win a thriller against Lowry, stop Dayton

The Lady Wave may have saved their best basketball for the end of the season.

Oasis Academy earns school’s 1st playoff trip, faces Sage Ridge in quarters

For the first time in the school’s short history – and in its first year of eligibility – the Oasis Academy boys basketball team is going to the playoffs.

Arts Center presents Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road is a 2008 British-American film written by Justin Haythe and based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Richard Yates.

Speakers present info on CTE program

February marks Career and Technical Education Month, and two speakers presented information at the monthly Churchill Economic Development Authority’s Business Council Breakfast on Life Ready skills in meeting the challenges of an ever-changing workforce.

Contract for Marlette water system upgrade awarded

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a contract to jump-start the upgrades to the Marlette Lake water system. The $69,824 contract was awarded to Farr West Engineering to provide architectural and engineering services for the project.

Tuesday, February 18

Shirlee Veverka

Shirlee Veverka October 10, 1935 ~ February 9, 2020 Shirlee Leah Boyer Veverka, age 84, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020, from complications of Parkinson's disease, at her daughter's home in Carson City, Nevada, surrounded by her four children.

Tracy Zumel

Tracy Zumel July 9, 1959 ~ February 12, 2020 Tracy Zumel, a Carson City resident, died on February 12, 2020. He was born on July 9, 1959 in Southern California.

Robert Clayton

Robert J. Clayton May 14, 1967 ~ Jan 30, 2020

Donald L. Moody

Donald L. Moody, 87, of Carson City, passed away February 13, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with the arrangements. 775-882-4965

Jacquelyn Louise Loomis

Jacquelyn Louise Loomis, age 80 of Carson City, Nevada passed away on February 17, 2020. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Cheryl Louise Sylva

Cheryl Louise Sylva September 6, 1949 ~ February 14, 2020

Carson girls survive and advance to regional semifinal

RENO – Carson High girls basketball set its season-long goal of winning a regional basketball game early in the season.

Suspects pull gun on store customer, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is attempting to identify two suspects who pointed a firearm at a customer at the Quik Stop convenience store, 3006 N. Roop St., according to a news release.

Youth Theatre Carson City garners national awards

Youth Theatre Carson City’s Showstoppers show choir traveled to Southern California to compete in the Musical Theatre Competitions of America 2020, a national competition with 35 teams representing 19 states and three countries, and brought home two major awards: second place Advanced/Open Musical Revue and third place Advanced/Open Ensemble Performance.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack football coaches ranked

There have been 27 Nevada Wolf Pack head football coaches in the 113 seasons of the program. A third of them, for more different reasons than there are letters in Joe Sheeketski’s last name, lasted just one year.

Runaway juvenile sought by Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in attempting to locate a runaway juvenile, according to a news release.

Even in Nevada there are places you can’t go topless, 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.

Environmental Protection Agency announces $20.6 million to protect Nevada waters

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has announced the award of $2.7 billion including $20.6 million for projects in Nevada that protect surface and drinking waters.

Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg during Carson City event

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is being unusually direct in attacking some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. In a speech in Carson City on Sunday, Sanders spent most of his time lacerating billionaire and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is spending hundreds of millions of his own money on ads.

Tom Petty tribute plays Do Drop In fundraiser in Carson City

The Fuji Park Exhibition Hall will be rockin’ all evening long on March 7 as the Michael Furlong Band presents a Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers tribute show, “A Face in the Crowd.”

Buttigieg hits the Democrats’ talking points in Carson City speech

Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg told a crowd of several hundred at Western Nevada College on Monday that he can beat Donald Trump with Democrats joined by independents and, “what I call future, former Republicans.”

Carson City Library gets Spotlight Award for exceptional workforce development

Carson City Library was recognized with a Spotlight Award for its successful implementation of Job Seeking with Google, a workshop series offered last fall in collaboration with JOIN Inc.

Monday, February 17

Carson City students win national junior theater award

Students from Wild Horse Children’s Theater in Carson City won a Freddie G Excellence in Music national theater award and earned recognition at the 2020 Junior Theater Festival West, Feb. 7-9.

Nevada Democrats say 36,000 turn out first days of early voting

Democrats say more than 36,000 party members turned out to vote early during President’s Day weejebd Those were the first three days of early voting. On Sautrday, more than 18,000 voted. A spokesman said more than half of those Democrats were first time caucus-goers who did not participate in the 2008 or 2012 cacuses.

Mountain West rankings: Who wants to be second?

The race for second place in the Mountain West is starting to get serious.

Women’s suffrage in Nevada detailed in Carson City lecture

Efforts to secure voting rights for Nevada women began as early as 1869 – just five years after statehood – but it wouldn’t be until 1914 that male voters passed the state’s women’s suffrage amendment.

Man stabbed to death on Woodside Drive in Carson City

One man is dead after a stabbing on Woodside Drive in Carson City. A man died Saturday after entering a home in eastern Carson City and fighting with a man who lived there and getting stabbed.

John Bullis: First in time, first in right rule

Down in Las Vegas, an owner of real estate got a mortgage to buy the property. The owner failed to pay the monthly Homeowner Association dues. The HOA filed a lien on the property and later foreclosed. A buyer bought the property at the foreclosure sale and then sued to get a good title to the real estate (clear the HOA lien).

First members of Nevada pot compliance board named

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named former Supreme Court Justice Michael Douglas chairman of the Cannabis Compliance Board along with former Gaming Control Board Chairman Dennis Neilander. Those are the first two appointments to the board. Their task will be to lay the regulatory groundwork for the board working with board Executive Director Tyler Klimas.

Sunday, February 16

Gardnerville student named to fall semester dean’s list

Students named to the fall semester 2019 Dean’s List recently were announced by the Office of the Registrar at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Carson City supervisors, school board to jointly meet Thursday

The Carson City Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. Agenda items include:

Nevada senator joins legislation to create small business vouchers

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., has joined with several other Democratic senators to create small business innovation vouchers. She said the plan will ensure that small businesses can compete in the 21st century economy. The legislation will create a voucher program in the Small Business Administration providing grants for small businesses to partner with higher education to conduct research and development in inventions and technologies of tomorrow.

Ask Dirk: What is a zoned HVAC system?

Zoned air systems divide sections of your home into different areas or zones, which are then each controlled by separate thermostats. In contrast, a standard heating system treats your home with all of its rooms as a single area and is controlled by a single thermostat. Based on your home’s size, floor plan and level of comfort desired, either option could be a good fit for your family.

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles sets town halls to help Real ID process

With the deadline for getting a Real ID just months away, the Department of Motor Vehicles is hosting town halls at four of their offices to help folks with the process.

Saturday, February 15

Senior menus for the week of Feb. 17, 2020

Note: Menus for week of Feb. 17 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Carson City road report for February 17 to 23, 2020

Road report as of Feb. 13. The following inform.ion applies to the period of Feb. 17-23: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Carson High's Remer wins 4A 195-pound state wrestling title

LAS VEGAS – It was a wild third period for Carson High senior David Remer during his NIAA Class 4A State Wrestling Championship 195-pound final Saturday at Cimarron-Memorial High School.

Western Nevada College: Late-start classes offered in spring

Just because you missed the start of spring semester doesn’t mean you can’t start now at Western Nevada College.

Carson High grad Chase Blueberg slides closer to Olympic bobsled dream

When Carson High grad and Carson City native Chase Blueberg found out he had qualified for the U.S. Olympic bobsled team this past summer, he had still never been down a bobsled track before.

Roger Diez: Toyota missing from front of Daytona 500 field

I wonder if Busch beer is re-thinking their sponsorship of the Clash after last Sunday’s debacle. Perhaps the Busch Demolition Derby would be a more fitting name for a race that ended with only 1/3 of the original field still running and the winner’s car looking like it was salvaged from Pick and Pull. Erik Jones took the win in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, pushed home by teammate Denny Hamlin.

Marilyn Foster: Start spreading the news, NYC holiday in the forecast

One of my absolutely most favorite cities is New York City, most especially at Christmas, so when I learned the Chamber has contracted with Collette Vacations to take a group to New York leaving on Dec. 9 this year to experience how wonderful NYC is during the holiday season, I was elated.

Pete Buttigieg to campaign in Carson City on Monday

Pete Buttigieg, Democratic hopeful for president from Indiana will campaign Monday in Carson City. Buttigieg, the former South Bend, Ind., mayor will speak at a 11 a.m. at Western Nevada College, 2201 W College Pkwy.

Jim Valentine: Market influences

Real estate markets and values have long been thought to be influenced by the same thing year after year. Location, location, location was a phrase used and parroted by real estate professionals and consumers alike. Supply and demand created a buyers’ market or a sellers’ market. Typical to most other areas of our lives, market influences today can go far beyond these simple, logical factors.

Friday, February 14

Senators postseason bound after OT win over Douglas

Carson and Douglas boys basketball had their entire seasons riding on the line Friday night as the Tigers traveled north to face the Senators.

Loraine Dix

LORAINE DIX, 77, of Genoa passed away February 11, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Carson sweeps season series with Douglas, sets up postseason showdown at Reno

Both Carson and Douglas girls basketball knew days in advance what Friday’s contest would decide. In the end, it was the Senators who locked up the No. 3-seed in the Sierra League on their home floor with a 59-45 win over Douglas.

Yerington native serves with helicopter squadron in San Diego

SAN DIEGO – Airman Elizabeth Lillig-Gruesser, a native of Yerington, joined the Navy to leave her small town and travel the world. Now, almost three years later, Lillig-Gruesser serves with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3, working with one of the Navy’s most advanced helicopters at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego.

29th annual Oyster Fry set for Virginia City

The 29th annual Oyster Fry is set for March 14 in Virginia City from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., including a parade, costume contests, music and of course, tasty testes that are served up by daring cooks from around the region.

Carlin police chief out, police dog retired

ELKO — The police chief of Carlin has resigned and the sheriff’s office has temporarily taken over day-to-day administration, after an audit found improper evidence handling, the Elko Daily Free Press reported.

UPDATE: Death at Nevada mine site apparent ‘medical event’

Updated Friday, 4:48 p.m. EUREKA — The death of an employee at a Northern Nevada gold mine site was from apparent medical causes and wasn’t directly work-related, a sheriff said Friday.

Officers fatally shoot kidnapping suspect in Sparks apartment

SPARKS — A man who was a suspect in what was reported as a kidnapping and hostage situation was fatally shot by Sparks and Reno police officers, police said.

Suspicious subject reported around Fallon school, church

A search for a man who reportedly had a gun near a church last week turned up empty.

Nevada’s major casinos generate $2 billion income

The 290 Nevada casinos with more than $1 million in gross gaming revenue generated just over $2 billion in net income during fiscal 2019. According to the 2019 Nevada Gaming Abstract, those casinos brought in total revenues of $24.55 billion. That represents the money patrons spent on gaming, rooms, food, beverages and other attractions. Net income is the money the casinos had left after paying expenses but before federal income taxes and extraordinary expenses.

Thursday, February 13

Everette Furr

Everette Furr February 24, 1919 ~ January 14, 2020

Mark Richard Pfarr

Mark Richard Pfarr, 68 of Carson City passed away on February 12, 2020. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Carson City-based charity gets $83,000 grant

Feeding Pets of the Homeless, a national animal welfare nonprofit based in Carson City, received an $83,000 grant from the Lazin Animal Foundation, to provide financial assistance toward emergency veterinary care to over 220 bully breed dogs in 2020.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office looking for missing woman

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in attempting to locate a missing endangered person.

Nevada Democrats unveil new caucus plan after Iowa chaos

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Democrats have released a revamped plan for the Feb. 22 caucuses, adding measures intended to avoid a repeat of problems that ensnared Iowa’s vote. But they will still rely on a complex process involving internet-connected iPads that is being rolled out to caucus organizers a little more than a week before voting.

DNA ties Carson City prison inmate to four Colorado murders

A Nevada prison inmate serving a multiple sentences including attempted murder has been tied to a series of murders in Colorado by his DNA.

Sisolak commends president’s decision not to push for Yucca Mountain licensing

In the wake of the President Trump’s statements indicating he isn’t pushing to license Yucca Mountain this year, Gov. Steve Sisolak sent him a letter praising the decision to not to include funding for the nuclear dump in his proposed fiscal 2021 budget.

Joe Santoro: Harris takes aim at Nevada Wolf Pack scoring record

The greatest scoring streak in Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball history came to an end Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

Fraud suspect sought by Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking for information in a fraudulent use of a credit card.

Man learns bikes also are subject to traffic laws, 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.

Carson City schools awarded $712,250 for STEM, sustainability education

As part of Tesla’s K-12 Investment Fund, the Carson City School District is the most recent recipient of more than $700,000 in grant funding. The money will help fund a district-wide sustainability initiative for the next three years.

Harris scores 29, Nevada holds off rival UNLV 82-79 in OT

LAS VEGAS — Jalen Harris scored 29 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished five assists and Nevada defeated rival UNLV for the sixth straight time, pulling out an 82-79 win in overtime on Wednesday night.

Western Nevada College nursing program ranked best in West

Recognition has come frequently to Western Nevada College’s nursing program from a variety of sources during the past year. The biggest one arrived last Wednesday when Nursing Process selected WNC’s program as No. 1 in the West Region, which encompasses 426 nursing schools, thereby making it one of the nation’s top programs.

Wednesday, February 12

Kaare Bursell

Kaare Bursell, 72 of Carson City, passed away on February 9, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Fortunate Strangers perform at Celtic Series Saturday

Celia Ramsay and her husband took a trip to Ireland and coincidentally, she made new friends to play music with back in the states. She was wandering the town of Dingle, Ireland, and said they must go to O’Flaherty’s Bar. While in there, she saw a couple of familiar faces.

Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford issues statement on former Reno Mayor Bob Cashell

Statement from Mayor Ken Tedford on the passing of former Reno Mayor Bob Cashell:

Carson City doll designer’s figures stand locally, reach artists nationally

Carson City dollmaker Christine Shively-Benjamin looked to birds building their nests near her home for her creative ideas. Like the winged creatures, she considers herself an “opportunistic” creator putting together tidbits into her artwork, she says. And like anything, she shares with others, it’s taken time to develop her eye and talent for it.

Tom Steyer’s children to campaign in Fallon, Carson City on Friday

Tom Steyer’s son and daughter, Sam and Evi Steyer, will visit Fallon and Carson City on Friday during a campaign tour in Nevada.

Fourth quarter lifts Damonte over Carson

The Senators trailed by two points heading into the fourth quarter of Friday’s road contest with Damonte Ranch, but ultimately fell 63-49.

Penned lions still on offer at Reno trophy hunting convention

WASHINGTON — An undercover video recorded by animal welfare activists shows vendors at a recent trophy-hunting convention promoting trips to shoot captive-bred lions in Africa, despite past public assurances by the event’s organizers that so-called canned hunts wouldn’t be sold.

Early voting in Democratic caucus process begins Saturday

Starting this weekend, Nevada’s Democrats will have an opportunity to cast early votes for up to five candidates, in preference order, who are still in the running for delegates to the county, state and national conventions that will select the Democratic nominee for November’s presidential election. These early votes will be tabulated by the Nevada State Democratic Party and seeded onto the tablet computers to be issued for vote tabulation at the Feb. 22 precinct caucuses.

Free Carson City youth basketball clinic set Feb. 29

Capital City Hoops, a local non-profit organization, is hosting a free basketball clinic for boys and girls in grades second through eighth grade. The event will be held Feb. 29 at Carson High School.

Concerns grow over Nevada plan after Iowa caucus problems

LAS VEGAS — Concerns have been growing that next week’s Nevada caucuses could offer a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa vote, with Nevada facing many of the same organizational and technical challenges that crippled Iowa’s process.

Schedule announced for 2020 presidential caucus, early voting

One major change is in store for the Nevada Democratic Party’s First in the West Presidential Caucus in 2020, which is the addition of an early voting option.

Library to host conversation with author

The Churchill County Library will host a conversation with the author on March 10.

FAWG is getting a new office

Thanks to Fallon Floors and the volunteers from NAS Fallon, FAWG is getting a permanent place to call home. On a recent cloudy morning, 17 young men and women from NAS Fallon arrived for community duty. It was amazing! From weeds to floors they zipped through the chores.

Bull sale returns for 54th year

The 54th Annual Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale is Saturday at the Fallon Livestock, LLC. beginning at 11 a.m.

Survey says affordable housing needed in Churchill County

Results from a residential survey for available housing has been released and shows most people would be able to afford a $200,000 home and a monthly payment under $1,000.

Commissioners not happy with Navy’s final EIS

Churchill County Commissioners said in a draft letter to Nevada’s congressional delegation and Gov. Steve Sisolak they have concerns with the Navy’s final Environmental Impact Statement and are asking for help in resolving discrepancies.

A View from the Past

100 years ago Will Regulate Width of Wagon Tires in this County - A county ordinance is being proposed that will regulate the width of tires on wagons operating on the roads within this county, it being an aim to prohibit the drawing of heavy loads over the county’s roads on vehicles having less than a proscribed width of tire.

Spring Film Series continues with ‘Crash’

Produced, directed and co-written by Paul Haggis, “Crash” deals with racial and social tensions in Los Angeles. A self-described “passion piece” for Haggis, Crash was inspired by a real-life incident, in which his Porsche was carjacked in 1991 outside a video store on Wilshire Boulevard.

School board meets Wednesday

The Churchill County School Board meets Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the District Office, 690 S. Maine St.

Fallon beats Elko on road for 1st time in 19 years

ELKO — After Elko defeated a short-handed Fallon team last month, the Greenwave returned the favor on Saturday.

Wave wrestling qualifies 6 for state tournament

The Greenwave wrestling team will send six, including three alternates, to this week’s state tournament in Mesquite.

Fallon players earn All-State football honors

The 3A League All-State football team has been announced with three Fallon players earning or sharing the top honors and four other players earning first team offense or defense recognition.

Fallon drops exciting pair against Spring Creek, Elko

ELKO — Well, it took all of 36 minutes. After four quarters of play, the Elko girls basketball team needed another four minutes of shorthanded ball and some big plays for an overtime victory Saturday against Fallon, at Centennial Gymnasium.

Oasis Academy boys clinch playoff berth, Lady Bighorns eliminated

The Oasis Academy boys basketball team clinched the No. 2 seed over the weekend, downing Tonopah and Round Mountain.

Carson High wrestlers prep for state tournament

With eight qualifiers for the 4A State Wrestling Championships, Carson High is seeing all the benefits of taking a talented, close-knit team into the final week of the season.

Tuesday, February 11

Michael Unruh

MICHAEL UNRUH, 67, of Stagecoach passed away February 6, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Matthew T. McGuire

MATTHEW T MCGUIRE, 36, of Carson City passed away February 10, 2020. Arrangements are in care of FitzHenry's Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Wayne R. Potter

WAYNE R POTTER, 63, of Carson City passed away February 8, 2020. Arrangements are in care of FitzHenry's Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

James L. Trout

James L. Trout, 84, died February 7, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Suzanne Grant

Suzanne Grant, 84, died February 10, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Ruth N. Reiserer

Ruth N. Reiserer, 97, died February 10, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Marilyn V. Sturges

Marilyn V. Sturges, 89, of Carson City, passed away on February 7, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Michael W. Dyer

Michael W. Dyer, 62 of Carson City, passed away on February 9, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Bernie Sanders coming to Carson City this weekend

Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is returning to Carson City. Sanders will be at Multi-Purpose Athletic Center (MAC) in Carson City at noon on Sunday.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack’s Jalen Harris ‘spectacular’

Steve Alford barely knew Jalen Harris from Neil Patrick Harris, Emmylou Harris or even Franco Harris when he became the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball coach in early April.

Steyer says facts will beat Trump, opens Carson City office

GARDNERVILLE — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer said because the incumbent is Donald Trump, “this is a generational election.” “We’re either going to a much better place or we’re going to a dark place,” he said in an interview with the Appeal on Tuesday.

Personal information hacked from Carson City online utility payment system

Hackers managed last fall to access Carson City’s water bill payment system on the city website, obtaining personal information including credit card data of some 2,000 customers.

Parallel parking eliminated from Nevada driving exam

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has eliminated the parallel parking portion of the driving skills test.

3-term Reno mayor Bob Cashell dies at 81

RENO — Bob Cashell, a three-term former Reno mayor, civic booster and casino owner was remembered Tuesday for his personality and his legacy of development in the Northern Nevada city he adopted more than 50 years ago.

Lake Tahoe ski resorts reach gondola deal with conservationists

RENO — Conservationists at Lake Tahoe have agreed to drop a lawsuit challenging plans to build a 2.2-mile gondola connecting two ski resorts in exchange for neighboring land purchases and other wildlife protection measures.

Westminster and work: Some show dogs serve, search or soothe

NEW YORK — From the silky strut of Afghan hounds to poodles with coats sculpted like confections, the Westminster Kennel Club’s green carpet spotlights manicured, pedigreed canines vying to be deemed top dog. But they aren’t just for show.

Digital signs, video production business opens in Carson City

Raydiant’s new reseller partner for digital signage technology in Northern Nevada is Gary Jesch of WideWorld Video in Carson City, a company specializing in visual communications for businesses, according to a media release. Businesses who own big-screen TVs placed in lobbies or customer areas can see a demo of Raydiant’s ScreenRay player device, plug it in to the back of their screen and check it out. It connects to the Raydiant server by WiFi or Ethernet and runs playlists of video, stills and music. Digital signage is also effective in “back-of-house” locations to keep employees informed about daily operations and compliance messages.

Nevada Legislature panel pumps $72.8 million into K-12 education

The legislative Interim Finance Committee on Thursday approved a series of 12 federal grants pumping $72.8 million into K-12 education in Nevada. The largest is the $27,667,986 in title 1 funding to help schools with high percentages of children from low-income families.

Monday, February 10

Harold "Stubby" Dils

Harold "Stubby" Dils May 17, 1939 ~ February 3, 2020

Teri Vance: International Film Weekend returns last weekend of February

The International Film Weekend is returning to Carson City this year with an earlier start time for the featured movies to accommodate more audience participation.

Man arrested while visiting jail inmate, 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.

REVIEW: Cab Calloway Orchestra dazzles Carson City

Carson City was hep to the jive Saturday night when the Cab Calloway Orchestra directed by C. Calloway Brooks took the town in an Americana time capsule.

Nevada Secretary of State says her office has no role in caucuses

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske issued a statement this week emphasizing that her office has “no role whatsoever,” in the presidential caucus process.

Fallon man charged in church murder enters plea

A Fallon man charged with murder and three other counts stemming from a July 2018 shooting pleaded not guilty Thursday in the Tenth District Court.

Mountain West rankings: Utah State (finally) living up to the hype

The Utah State Aggies are finally looking like the team that was picked to win the Mountain West this season.

Jalen Harris leads Nevada Wolf Pack over San Jose State

Another Mountain West home game and another 30-point performance from Jalen Harris added up to yet another Nevada Wolf Pack victory Saturday.

Carson City schools explore options for $2.4 million deficit

The Carson City School District will be exploring options to address its anticipated $2.4 million deficit for the 2020-21 school year and beyond early in its budget process, as presented to the district’s Board of Trustees on Jan. 28.

Collective bargaining funds OK’d by Nevada Interim Finance Committee

The Interim Finance Committee on Thursday approved nearly $1.5 million in spending to fund the Labor Relations Unit to hire staff and pay the costs of implementing collective bargaining. The 2019 Legislature passed legislation giving state workers the right to unionize and bargain for better pay and benefits. But lawmakers didn’t put any money in the budget to pay for the process.

Sunday, February 9

Nevada, California senators ask for upgrades to firefighting tankers

Nevada and California U.S. senators have asked Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett to upgrade the Nevada Air National Guard’s fleet of firefighting tankers.

University of Nevada, Reno gets grant for seismic monitoring

Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both D-Nv., Thursday announced that the University of Nevada, Reno has been awarded a $525,200 grant to maintain and monitor Nevada’s regional seismic network.

Carson City Republicans set caucus and convention schedule

Carson City Republicans have announced their schedule for upcoming caucuses, precinct meetings and conventions this election cycle. The first major event on the list is the annual Lincoln Day Dinner set Feb. 15 at the Casino Fandango Ballroom.

Brian Underwood: Creating winning cover letters

What do big game hunters and hungry job hunters have in common? The answer is neither wants his cover blown, but for different reasons. The big game hunter won’t come home with a trophy if his cover is blown, but the job hunter won’t even get in the game if his cover – letter – is blown.

John Bullis: Congress approved old tax provisions

Our hard working, diligent Congress recently reinstated some tax law provisions that had been deleted. Originally the provisions were changed or cancelled, but now are retroactively approved as the tax law you know and love. Five major items approved retroactively to Jan. 1, 2018 and don’t expire until Dec. 31, 2020:

Fee hikes considered for Carson City rec facilities

The Parks and Recreation Commission on Tuesday reviewed a new proposed fee schedule for Carson City facilities. The item was the start of a discussion that will continue at the next meeting in April before the commission makes its recommendation to the Board of Supervisors

Saturday, February 8

Senior menus for the week of February 10, 2020

Note: Menus for week of Feb. 10 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Cristino Ortega

Cristino Ortega, 75, of Gardnerville, passed away February 4, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements 775-882-4965

Extension offering ‘Gardening in Nevada’ classes in Reno

RENO – University of Nevada, Reno Extension and certified Master Gardeners is offering “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series.”

Senators send eight to state

Eight members of the Carson High wrestling team qualified for the NIAA 4A State Wrestling Championships Saturday at Bishop Manogue High School.

Carson City Road Report for Feb. 10-16

Road Report as of Feb. 6. The following information applies to the period of Feb. 10-16: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Meetings will explain Carson City School District rezoning

Carson City School District officials will hold three meetings to discuss new middle school attendance zones and variance options. The meetings will be:

Senator Square: Creative Writing class launches online literary magazine

Attention all Writers! Are you tired of having too much teenage angst that your parents and teachers just do not understand? Well, let us give you the outlet you deserve. Ms. Brigette Pugh’s Advanced Creative Writing classes are branching out to bring back a literary magazine to CHS.

Jim Valentine: Racing through the disclosures

Residential real estate has many disclosures these days — some legally required, some required by office brokers and others just for peace of mind. When signing an offer, buying or selling, the focus is usually on the terms and conditions, i.e. price, method of payment, who pays for what, how long before it will close, etc. After the offer is presented, understood and agreed to, the disclosures are presented. Typically, not much thought is given to preparing them or reading them for content.

Roger Diez: Rejoice! The racing season is underway

NASCAR fans, rejoice! The time is finally here, the Super Bowl is over, and the 2020 racing season has begun! This is also opening weekend for NHRA drag racing with the Winternationals at Pomona. You Formula 1 and IndyCar fans will have to wait a while yet, as your series won’t open until March 15. However, preseason testing is coming up at the Circuit of the Americas for IndyCar on Feb. 12-13 and beginning on Feb. 19 for Formula 1 at Barcelona.

Cortez Masto, law enforcement back legislation to reduce officers’ suicides

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto has sponsored a bill to begin dealing with the rising cases of mental health problems and suicides among police officers both current and retired. She described it as legislation to collect data on the problem.

Friday, February 7

Joyce Arlene Olson Barrett

Joyce Arlene Olson Barrett 1932 - 2020

Graham Hartung

GRAHAM HARTUNG, 80, of Carson City passed away February 4, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Dolores Jackson

DOLORES JACKSON, 83, of Carson City passed away February 5, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Winnemucca trio busted for meth, 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.

Carson has 12 alive after day one of 4A Northern Regional wrestling

RENO – Carson High wrestling has seven wrestlers in the Class 4A Northern Regional semifinals after day one of the regional tournament at Bishop Manogue High School.

Nevada dignitaries re-create 100-Year-Old photo of Nevada’s ratification of 19th Amendment

Nevada dignitaries on Friday celebrated the 100th anniversary of Nevada Gov. Emmett D. Boyle’s signing of the resolution to ratify the 19th Amendment, which secured women’s right to vote, by re-creating the historic photo of the signing exactly 100 years to the day of the original.

JoAnne Skelly: Planting time

It’s February already. Days are longer and happily, it will soon be planting time. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone Map, most of us will be relatively safe planting based on Zone 6b, with temperature lows ranging from -5 to 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

Spa expanding in size and services in Carson City

The Firm Cryo Spa is growing in more ways than one. “We’ve been so busy we decided to expand,” said Debbie Billings, owner of the year-old business. The spa is moving from one room inside Fitness for Life gym on Winnie Lane to 3,000 square feet at 602 N. Curry St., at the corner of Robinson Street, the long-vacant historic building last occupied by Chateau Bliss home decoration shop.

Reno, Dayton veterans revisit Pearl Harbor with Honor Flight Nevada

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Two veterans traveling with Honor Flight Nevada to Pearl Harbor can remember the last times they visited Pearl Harbor, one of the Navy’s premier bases that came under attack from Japanese pilots more than 77 years ago.

Trump tweets reversal of push for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump

LAS VEGAS — President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to reverse his position on a proposal to create a national nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada after his administration tried for several years to revive the mothballed project.

City supervisors OK $20 million South Carson Street contract

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a $20 million contract for construction of the South Carson Street project.

Federal grant aids Washoe Tribe in economic planning

This past fall, under a dark, lightning-laced sky, members of the Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada began working with the USDA’s Rural Economic Development Innovation (REDI) initiative. The tribal chairman, staff and elders were committed to improving tribal processes to move economic development forward in a more structured way.

Thursday, February 6

Pasties the way mom made them, by Kate Johnson (recipe)

I was born in Butte, Montana and my family subsequently moved to Bozeman when I was a year old. Throughout my childhood, I traveled back to Butte for holidays and family gatherings and one of the highlights of these trips was enjoying foods that were specific to the area.

Juveniles arrested on suspicion of selling marijuana to minors in Carson City

The Carson City Special Enforcement Team in conjunction with a Carson City school resource officer made two arrests on Wednesday involving two 16-year-old juveniles.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks to identify suspicious suspects

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office investigation division is asking for information in attempting to identify two suspicious males.

Murderer dies at Carson City prison, Nevada Department of Corrections says

The Nevada Department of Corrections reports that on Friday, Jan. 31 at 6:13 a.m., inmate Allen Battenfield, number 16070, died at Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City.

Carson Tahoe marks heart month

In recognition of February as American Heart Month, Carson Tahoe Health will be participating in and hosting several educational and awareness events throughout the month.

Joe Santoro: 49ers’ Jimmy G is going to be just fine

Jalen Harris is arguably on the hottest streak of any Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball player in school history. Harris scored 38 points in the Pack’s easy 88-54 win over Air Force on Tuesday night at Lawlor Events Center, becoming the first player in school history with three consecutive games of 30 points or more. His 99 points over the last three games is also a Wolf Pack school record. Nick Fazekas had 92 during one three-game stretch in the 2005-06 season.

Nevada mass killer wants U.S. Supreme Court to block execution

LAS VEGAS — A Nevada inmate who is fighting execution after being convicted of killing four people and wounding a fifth with a shotgun at a Las Vegas supermarket wants the U.S. Supreme Court to take up his appeal.

Nevada casinos want teacher-backed tax hike blocked

RENO — Nevada’s hotel-casino industry wants a judge to halt a petition drive for a ballot initiative backed by the state’s biggest teachers union that would raise taxes significantly on the largest casinos.

Aunt B’s vintage shop opens second spot in Carson City

Carson City is quickly becoming the place to go for antiques and collectibles. Aunt B’s, the vintage shop owned by Brinda Schloss at the corner of Curry and Robinson streets, opened a second store recently, in the historic depot at the corner of Curry and 2nd streets.

‘Colonizing Space,’ ‘Extreme Places’ talks at Western Nevada College in Carson City

Accompany Mike Thomas to one-of-a-kind spots and outer space for the Northern Nevada lecturer’s opening presentations of 2020 at Jack C. Davis Observatory.

Wednesday, February 5

Matthew L. Schmidt

Matthew L Schmidt Feb 23, 1954 - Jan 2, 2020

Paula Chung reception at Courthouse Gallery in Carson City Feb. 7

The Capital City Arts Initiative presents its exhibition, “Impact,” by artist Paula Chung at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery. The Initiative will host an opening reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7; the artist will give a brief talk about her work at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition will be in the gallery from Feb. 7 through May 28.

Not Guilty: Split Senate acquits Trump of impeachment

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White House.

Cab Calloway Orchestra brings swingin’ show to Carson City

The Cab Calloway Orchestra legacy lives on through his grandson, Chris Calloway, and the performance comes to Carson Community Center this weekend.

Area roundup: Carson girls roll past Galena

With a 46-19 win over Galena High on Friday, Carson High girls basketball sits in second place in the Sierra League standings, holding the tiebreaker with 4-2 Douglas.

Carson man arrested in connection with shooting at Carson Colony

UPDATE: Carson sheriff's deputies have arrested a suspect on charges in a shooting and an abduction that occurred Tuesday evening on the Washoe Tribe Carson Colony along Curry Street.

Nevada sports books make nearly $19 million on Super Bowl

Nevada’s sports books won a total of $18,774,148 from Super Bowl bettors this past Sunday. According to unaudited figures released by the Gaming Control Board, that is the second highest win amount in the past 10 years, exceeded only by 2014’s 43-8 blowout Seattle victory over Denver, when books made $19.6 million.

Nevada’s Cortez Masto calls out Senate leader McConnell on veterans’ bill

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nv., this week called out Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for blocking legislation to support women veterans. She said the Deborah Sampson Act passed the House with strong bipartisan support in May but that McConnell hasn’t allowed it to move forward.

Independent says he’ll seek Carson City seat in Nevada Assembly

Derek Morgan of Carson City has announced his candidacy for the District 40 seat in the Assembly. Republican Al Kramer is the incumbent.

Joe Santoro: 10 questions on Nevada Wolf Pack football

Ten questions as we look forward to the 2020 Nevada Wolf Pack football season.

Harris leads Pack over Air Force, 88-54

RENO — Jalen Harris is making Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball history.

February events at Churchill County Library

The Churchill County Library at 553 S. Maine St. in Fallon is hosting a number of community events throughout February: Feb. 6: Reading with Rover, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7: STEAM including VR, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Churchill County Middle School Honor Roll

‘A’ Honor Roll semester 1 (ending Dec. 20) SIXTH GRADE:

Navy makes final pitch on range expansion

Representatives from the U.S. Navy made their final pitch to the public Jan. 28 to explain their stance on expanding the Fallon Range Training Complex by more than 600,000 acres.

Tribal members express concerns with Navy expansion

The solidarity became apparent as speaker after speaker commented on the U.S. Navy’s training range expansion.

Concerns arise about Navy asking for too much land

Sparks resident Martin Griffith may have been speaking for generations of people who treasure Nevada’s pristine scenery.

Spring Film Series begins with ‘American Beauty’

Written by Alan Ball and directed by Sam Mendes, “American Beauty” stars Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham, an advertising executive who has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter’s best friend, played by Mena Suvari. Annette Bening stars as Lester’s materialistic wife, Carolyn, and Thora Birch plays their insecure daughter, Jane. Wes Bentley, Chris Cooper, and Allison Janney are also featured.

Commissioners have busy agenda for Thursday

The Churchill County commissioners meet Thursday at 8:15 a.m. in the Churchill County Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor St., suite 145. Agenda items include the following:

Hot start gives Lady Wave win over Panthers

The Lady Wave’s hot start to its Saturday Northern 3A home game against North Valley’s became a blessing late in the fourth quarter.

CEDA breakfast is February 12

The monthly Business Council Breakfast is Feb. 12 at 6:45 a.m. at Stockman’s Three Sister’s Steak House and is sponsored by the Churchill County School District.

Greenwave trio scorches the nets

Fallon rode a torrid shooting display from a trio of Greenwave starters who each hit for 20 or more points against North Valleys Saturday afternoon to give the defending state champs a 91-51 Northern 3A win at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

USDA loans, grants available to build and equip community facilities

Whether it’s as small as kitchen equipment or as large as a school, USDA Rural Development Nevada can fund Community Facilities (CF) projects in rural Nevada.

Driving Miss Daisy to Colorado

I love a story with a happy ending and this story ends happily for almost everyone.

Young Wave wrestling heads to regional tournament

Fielding a team of one senior and a pair of juniors, Fallon wrestling coach Trevor de Braga is hopeful that his underclassmen can rise and find a way to make it to next week’s state tournament.

Oasis Academy boys splits, girls win 2nd league game

Oasis Academy’s boys basketball team came back from a two-point deficit at halftime to outscore Smith Valley with 22-point third and fourth quarters for the 22-point (71-49) win on Wednesday at the city-county gym.

Chamber director says she’s running for Carson City supervisor

Ronni Hannaman is running to be Carson City’s next Ward 2 supervisor.

Tuesday, February 4

Denise A. Atkinson-Myers

DENISE A ATKINSON-MYERS, 72, of Carson City, NV passed away January 31, 2020. Arrangements are in care of FitzHenry's Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Jacquelyn Bley

JACQUELYN BLEY, 82, of Carson City passed away January 31, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Robert J. Clayton

ROBERT J. CLAYTON, 52, of Dayton, NV passed away January 30, 2020. Arrangements are in care of FitzHenry's Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Miners use big second half to push past Senator boys basketball

A second half slip in energy saw Bishop Manogue boys basketball pick up its second win of the year over Carson Tuesday night, 71-52.

Senators fall, but look much improved in second showing with Bishop Manogue

There was a big difference in the level of play seen from Carson High girls basketball in its second meeting with Bishop Manogue compared to the first.

Naval Air Station Fallon conducting drills

Naval Air Station Fallon, along with other Navy installations across the country, is conducting its annual Citadel Shield drill this week to test security and readiness.

Defensive tenacity has Carson High girls making school history

Even with a few remaining regular season games to be played, it’s been a historic year for the Carson girls basketball team.

Carson City monitoring Coronavirus; no confirmed or suspected cases

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is closely monitoring the current outbreak of a new 2019 Novel Coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China.

Carson City celebrates Mint’s 150th anniversary

The Nevada State Museum demonstrated to the public on Tuesday that maintaining coinage mint will never go out of style in its sesquicentennial celebration of the Carson City Mint.

Iowa disaster has Nevada Dems ‘evaluating’ caucus plan

LAS VEGAS — Iowa Democrats’ botched deployment of a mobile app to tabulate results from its caucuses kicked up uncertainty Tuesday over Nevada’s plans to use similar technology at its caucuses in less than three weeks. Democrats in Nevada, third-in-line to cast votes on the 2020 presidential field, had planned to use two apps during their Feb. 22 caucuses: one to tabulate results and a second preloaded onto tablets for voters to use at caucus sites during four days of early voting.

Trump faces accusers: What to watch during his big speech

WASHINGTON — Who’s clapping now? On the brink of his Senate acquittal, President Donald Trump will be unleashing “relentless optimism” during his third State of the Union address, a speech designed to pivot from his impeachment to his drive for reelection. Trump is speaking from a position of strength, with nearly complete control of the Republican Party. The theme of his speech: “The Great American Comeback.”

Nevada gaming win tops $12 billion for year

For the seventh time in the calendar year, Nevada’s total gaming win topped $1 billion in December, finishing the year with a 5.79 percent increase to $1.08 billion. In addition, total win for the year was more than $12 billion — by a hair — for the first time since before the recession hit at the end of 2007. That is the third highest total win for a year in state history behind 2006 and 2007.

Tech problem with mobile app causes Iowa caucus chaos

DES MOINES, Iowa — A new mobile app was supposed to help Democratic officials quickly gather information from some 1,700 caucus sites throughout Iowa. Instead, a “coding issue” within the app is being blamed for delays that left the results unknown the morning after the first-in-the nation presidential nominating contest.

Kelly Bullis: Rental activity safe harbor

In the new Trump Tax Law, there is a wonderful option for folks with rentals to take advantage of. It’s called the “Qualified Business Income Deduction.” Basically, it is potentially up to a 20% deduction of net income on the business owner’s tax return. The law defines rentals to be a “qualified business.”

Monday, February 3

Barbara A. Desmond

Barbara A. Desmond Barabara Ann Desmond passed the morning of Wednesday, January 15th, 2020, due to complications related to Alzheimer's Disease in Carson City where she'd been cared for at the home of her sister and brother-in-law and with the kind and indespensible help of Eden Hospice

NDOT installs temporary signal at Sheckler, US 50

The Nevada Department of Transportation began work Monday to install a new temporary traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and Sheckler Cutoff, 6 miles west of Fallon, the scene of many crashes during the past decade.

Senator Square: Carson High NJROTC Orienteers compete in California

Carson High Naval Junior ROTC Orienteers competed in a weekend long orienteering festival Jan. 17 and 18 in Anza Borrego State Park, Calif. During the festival, team members competed in three different races during the two days.

Mountain West rankings: Aztecs stay unbeaten without help from Kawhi

The San Diego State Aztecs’ perfect season was in serious jeopardy last Saturday night. Head coach Brian Dutcher then turned to a familiar face.

DUI just the start of 66-year-old’s charges, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks help locating missing teen

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in attempting to locate a runaway juvenile. Kristina Guerrero, 16, was last seen on the night of Jan. 3 at her residence in Carson City.

Inaugural Arts Initiative exhibition opens at Governor’s Mansion

Carson City Department of Arts & Culture and First Lady Kathy Sisolak have announced the inaugural Arts Initiative exhibition, “The First Lady Presents…Ronnie Rector,” at the Nevada Governor’s Mansion.

Kaepernick’s Super Bowl close call has lasting impact on NFL

MIAMI — One play. Five yards. A flag that wasn’t thrown. Seven years ago at the Super Bowl, history was made when a 49ers receiver, unable to break free from the prying hands of a harassing cornerback, could not grab a pass on fourth-and-goal that would have given San Francisco the go-ahead score late in the game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Squeeze In joins Carson City Green Dining District

GreenUP!, a nonprofit organization that provides environmental education to businesses, announced that Squeeze In has joined the Carson Street Green Dining District as part of the corporation’s commitment to sustainability in 2020, according to a news release.

$20 million contract for South Carson Street goes to city supervisors

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday will vote to approve a $20 million construction contract for the South Carson Street project.

Sunday, February 2

Carson City birth announcements for January 17 to 23, 2020

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Katie Charleson and Christopher Kaecker of Gardnerville, Cooper James Kaecker, born Jan. 17, 2020, weighing 8 pounds and 6 ounces.

Law enforcement cracks down on speeders in Nevada

Law enforcement agencies across Northern Nevada are joining forces in a crack down on speeders.

Retail Association predicts $162 million in Super Bowl sales in Nevada

The Retail Association of Nevada has issued a prediction Sunday’s Super Bowl will generate more than $162 million in consumer sales. A spokesman said that includes party supplies, televisions, furniture and team equipment and apparel.

Western Nevada College News & Notes: Student expresses Latina pride through art

Angelica Saenzpardo started college in the fall at the Western Nevada College Fallon campus and is a member of the Latino Cohort program. During her first semester, she enrolled in five classes, one being Painting I. This class gave her the opportunity to express her pride of being Latina. She values her roots and recognizes how blessed she is to live in a country of many opportunities.

Carson City Mint celebrates 150th anniversary Tuesday

It is one thing to study history; it is another witness it.

Saturday, February 1

Senior menus for the week of Feb. 3, 2020

Note: Menus for week of Feb. 3 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Alfonso Terrazas

Alfonso Terrazas Sr., age 84, of Carson City, NV passed away on January 28, 2020. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, (775) 783-9312.

Timothy Knorzer

Timothy Knorzer July 7, 1934 - January 19, 2020 Tim Knorzer of New Smyrna Beach, Fl. Passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones and went home to be with the Lord Sunday Morning.

Carson City road report for February 3 to 9, 2020

Road report as of Jan. 30. The following information applies to the period of Feb. 3-9: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Sierra Lutheran hopes hot play translates to state tourney berth

There must be something about league play and the final stretch of the regular season for the Sierra Lutheran boys basketball team, which is yet again putting together an impressive win streak as the regular season comes to a close.

Jim Valentine: How to value your property for sale

Whether preparing to sell or simply keeping up with the value of your largest asset, everyone wants to know what their house is worth from time to time. Most everyone has found their way to Zillow and knows the latest Zestimate of their home. Unfortunately, those automated values aren’t accurate for the vast majority of the properties out there. If you are just keeping up with trends, then their trendline is fantastic, but if you want, or need, a reliable value you will want to pursue other avenues.

Super Bowl awaits Carson City 49ers’ fans

The Super Bowl is always a highly anticipated event. Sunday’s matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs has more hype than usual as it will feature some of the league’s most explosive players on both sides of the ball.

Roger Diez: Rolex 24 at Daytona sets record distance

Congratulations to Wayne Taylor Racing, who’s No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi prototype won its second consecutive Rolex 24 at Daytona last weekend. Former Formula 1 driver Kamui Kobayashi brought the car home on Sunday, backed up by co-drivers Scott Dixon, Ryan Briscoe, and Renger van der Zande.