Stories for January 2020


Friday, January 31

Galena defense holds Carson stagnant for second time this season

Galena put together a 22-3 run from the beginning of the second quarter to the 5:47 mark of the third, taking a 31-16 edge in the process on its way to a 49-35 win over Carson boys basketball Friday night.

Senator defense stymies Galena in Sierra League win

Carson High girls basketball didn’t change its game plan much from its first meeting with the Galena Grizzlies and it didn’t need to Friday night.

Weekly warrants from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has warrants for the following:

Victims in Carson City shooting arrested on suspicion of selling drugs

The case that started with the arrest of four juveniles accused of a drug-buy rip off scheme last weekend ended Friday with the arrest to the two alleged victims.

JoAnne Skelly: Reader’s request for information

I love to hear from readers. One reader and friend, Paul, suggested the following for article ideas: 1. How to deal with those tiny flies that seem to come from indoor plants. 2. This is the best time to take down danger trees since the insects will not jump to healthy trees now. 3. This is the time to order from plant catalogs and plan for your gardening in the spring.

Rick Combs retires as Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau director

Friday was Rick Combs’ last day as director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau. Combs, 51, retired after nearly 26 years with the state, the last 7½ as head of the 300 permanent staff who serve the legislative branch.

Mile High Jazz Band presents ‘A Jazz Sampler for Sweethearts’ Feb. 11 in Carson City

Treat your Valentine to A Jazz Sampler for Sweethearts, an evening of sweet and hot big-band music by the Mile High Jazz Band with singer Jakki Ford at Living the Good Life Bistro, 1480 N. Carson St.

South Carson Street project construction to start in March

About 40 people turned out to hear details on the upcoming South Carson Street project at a public meeting held by Carson City Public Works on Thursday. Dan Stucky, city engineer, and Dan LeBlanc and Emma Crossman, project lead and project manager with Sierra Nevada Construction Inc., the contractor, outlined the timeline for the city’s $20 million project to reduce lanes, add a multi-use path, and install a roundabout at Stewart Street.

Skateboarder should stay clear of traffic, 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.

‘Fetish for fabric’ results in relocation for Carson City boutique

Jan Moritz puts a personal touch on her business, Grandma’s Fabrics and Craft Boutique. It helped her to grow out of her former space and relocate to her new space at 1976 E. William St. this month. “We’ve done well,” she said. “We’ve only been open here for 20 days (as of Jan. 21). It’s an easy in and out for people.”

Atari to open video game-themed Las Vegas resort

LAS VEGAS — Atari, the arcade game company that ushered in the gaming revolution in the 1980s, is opening eight video game-themed hotels across the United States, including ones in Las Vegas and Phoenix. The company said this week it will break ground on its first hotel later this year in Phoenix as it seeks to create a unique lodging experience combining the brand with a video game-themed destination.

Thursday, January 30

David Crouse

David Crouse Nov. 21, 1924 - Jan. 23, 2020

Josephine Marie Reimold

Josephine Marie Reimold January 23, 2020 ~ January 23, 2020

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Raspberry Sauce, by Adam Romo (recipe)

These pancakes are really popular with both customers and our staff. They’re a perfect mixture of tart, savory, and a little sweet. They’re bright and delicious and can be enjoyed any time.

Effort to force U.S. to adopt Equal Rights Amendment joined by Nevada AG

RICHMOND, Va. — Three Democratic state attorneys general sued a U.S. government official Thursday, seeking to force him to recognize Virginia’s recent vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and adopt the measure in the Constitution.

No artificial ingredients added for Sierra Lutheran alum

Counting all the bees in this Hive might be more than Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh bargained for. If only there was an app to somehow account for the over 1 million worker bees connected to Hive, the world’s first full-stack artificial intelligence company, heavily capitalized by PayPal founder Peter Thiel, they just might get back to Pooh Corner in time to chase all the clouds in the sky.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack needs to focus on positives

Sports fodder... The time has come for the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team to look at the positives rather than the negatives.

William W. Shirley

William W. Shirley, 63, died January 25, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Carson City weather: Saturday great, Sunday snow, Monday cold

The National Weather Service is predicting a nearly 30-degree drop from the weekend to the workweek in Carson City. Additionally, the capital could see snow on Sunday. In short, if you want to do something this weekend, Saturday is your day. Sunday should be a good day to stay inside and watch an athletic contest on the television if there is one available (check your local listings).

Residential motel demolition clears hurdle with Carson City Planning Commission

The Planning Commission approved a plan to demolish one of Carson City’s residential motels in order to build transitional housing for participants in a new jobs program. The commission on Wednesday voted to approve a special use permit for Friends in Service Helping (FISH) to tear down the Whistle Stop Inn near FISH’s office and thrift store to build a 36-unit apartment complex with a 3,008-square-foot commercial space required on Carson Street.

Carson City Symphony Association to receive grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Carson City Symphony Association has been approved for a $10,000 Challenge America grant to support four LatinXpressions concerts this year. The project focuses on musical traditions of Central and South America. Each concert will include European and Latino classical and folk components designed to stimulate cultural interchange.

Sierra Nevada Realtors president expects ‘continued growth’ across region

It’s no secret: Northern Nevada has come a long way since the great recession. Previously surviving on the gaming and mining industries, the region has morphed into a hub for advanced manufacturing, distribution, and technology. As a result, the area is booming, as companies — many from the Bay Area — are lured by Nevada’s business-friendly tax climate and open land.

Wednesday, January 29

Carson High wrestling locks up fifth-straight Sierra League title

MINDEN – After being crowned as the de facto Sierra League champs last season, Carson High School wrestling left no doubts this season with a 56-15 dual win over Douglas to win its fifth consecutive league title.

Carson City health inspections for January 15 to 22, 2020

Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for Jan. 15 to 22. 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 Gov. Steve Sisolak names Brenda Scolari as Tourism and Cultural Affairs director

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named Brenda Scolari to head the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. He said in her tenure as acting director she, “has repeatedly shown that she has the creativity, managerial skills and sophistication necessary to excel as the department’s permanent director.”

Carson City School District to hold meetings on Eagle Valley rezoning

The Carson City School Board has directed staff to hold neighborhood meetings in February addressing the potential need to rezone Carson Middle and Eagle Valley Middle schools’ boundaries.

Carson City Jazz & Beyond committee opens art contest

Mile High Band Association’s 2020 Jazz & Beyond Festival Committee is sponsoring an art contest for Carson-Tahoe area artists. Selected entries in the competition may be used to promote the festival, and the winning entry will be featured on the festival’s advertising poster and program cover. A T-shirt may also feature one of the designs submitted. The entry deadline is April 1. Participation is free.

Joe Staley’s patience pays off with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — When the San Francisco 49ers were mired in a two-win season back in 2016 and headed to a third straight offseason with a coaching change, Joe Staley wondered if it was still worth the sacrifices needed to play offensive line in such a grueling sport.

Pedestrian killed in Sunday crash was Dayton man

The pedestrian killed Sunday when he was struck by a car on U.S. Highway 50 at Mark Twain Avenue has been identified as John Elvis Jones, 63, of Dayton.

Southern Nevada resident being tested for coronavirus

The Southern Nevada Health District reported Wednesday the first person under investigation in Nevada for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV), according to a news release.

DaNielle Evans Guazzini

DaNielle Evans Guazzini DaNielle passed away unexpectedly on January 25, 2020 at the home of her daughter, Samantha in Donnelly, Idaho.

Richard "Dick" Louis Hill

Richard "Dick" Louis Hill January 13, 1932 ~ January 25, 2020

Andrew Notar

ANDREW J. NOTAR, 56, of Carson City passed away January 24, 2020. Arrangements are in care of FitzHenry's Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Robert Smith

Robert Eric Smith Feb 9, 1933 ~ Jan 3, 2020

Jake Sullivan Roman

Jake Sullivan Roman Jan 20, 1999 ~ Jan 18, 2020 Jake Sullivan Roman, 20, of Carson City, NV, died tragically on January 18, 2020 as a result of injuries sustained in a snowmobiling accident.

Theresa Ann Groom Potter

Theresa Ann Groom Potter May 24, 1956 - Jan 7, 2020

Roger M. French

Roger M. French, 70, died January 24, 2020 in Stagecoach, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Estimated 26 million will wager $6.8 billion on Super Bowl

The American Gaming Association estimates that 26 million Americans will place a bet on this year’s Super Bowl. That is about 3 million more than last year and more than one in 10 adults in the country. Association President Bill Miller said they will wager some $6.8 billion on the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

Birth announcements

Banner Churchill Community Hospital To Lowe, Jamie and Ryan, Rhett Lee Lowe, born Dec. 31, 2019, weighing 8 pounds and 13 ounces.

Seeding from Bravo 17 fire completed

The Churchill County Commission took action on the following agenda items at their last board meeting:

Oasis Academy boys hoops wins 4th in a row, girls stop 4-game skid

Oasis Academy is one of the hottest boys basketball teams in the league. After dropping a close, eight-point loss to league-leading Mineral County two weeks ago, the Bighorns have won four games in a row, including a dramatic victory against Coleville last Wednesday.

Students learn to LEAD On

The annual LEAD On summit conducted for Churchill County High School and Oasis Academy students stresses leadership, education, awareness and development.

CCSO arrests student for bringing gun to school

Both the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office and Churchill County School District continue to investigate an incident involving a high-school student who possessed a small handgun in class last week.

Fallon boys knock off Fernley to complete sweep

Two days removed from upsetting Lowry, the Fernley boys basketball team came out swinging against Fallon on Saturday.

Monica Jaye to speak at Lincoln Day Dinner

The Churchill County Republican Central Committee’s Lincoln Day Dinner is March 14 at the Fallon Convention Center.

Nevada Farms Conference returns to Fallon in 2020

Celebrating its 13th year, the 2020 Nevada Farms Conference returns to its roots in Fallon Feb. 20 to 22.

Lady Wave improves in 2nd meeting with Fernley, splits with Sparks, Truckee

More than a month ago, its cross-valley rival raced to a comfortable lead in the first half and never looked back. On Saturday, it was a different story as the Lady Wave girls basketball team gave league-leading Fernley everything it could handle in a 62-41 loss at the Elmo Dericco Gymnasium.

Richardson to play football at College of Idaho

Over the years, Brock Richardson has strived to be one of the top all-around athletes in Northern Nevada. From leading the Greenwave to a state football title in 2018 to being a member of the state championship basketball and 3A runner-up baseball teams in 2019, the Churchill County High School senior has had a deep love in representing his community.

Fallon Theatre sponsors fun run/walk, concert

Many activities abound at the Fallon Theatre as the iconic movie house celebrates its centennial this year.

Havana Browns are elegant owners

Sitting in the warmth of the sun on my back steps, I was surprised by a cold nose on my hand. My attention was immediately focused on a beautiful, sleek, chocolate brown cat. He meowed, stretched, and playfully reached his paw up to bat my hand.

Mayor, council honor community’s school bus drivers

Like many of her fellow Churchill County school bus drivers, Marsha Metz has crisscrossed the state numerous times taking Fallon students to one event after another.

Community comes together for Why You Matter

Buoyed by the first reception at the Churchill County Library for the national campaign of “Why You Matter” and other presentations this month, Churchill County High School art teacher Jamie Shafer is grateful for the community coming together on this project.

Census awareness begins with rollout

Both the City of Fallon and Nevada Census 2020 have kicked off the census beginning with a proclamation issued Thursday by Mayor Ken Tedford.

Tahoe Hemp sues Carson City over growing hemp on Buzzy’s Ranch property

Tahoe Hemp LLC is suing Carson City for blocking it from growing hemp on city-owned open space land. The suit, filed Jan. 15 in the First Judicial District Court in Carson City, alleges the city is refusing to submit a needed authorization with the Nevada Department of Agriculture to allow the business to grow hemp on open space property known as Buzzy’s Ranch.

Tuesday, January 28

Explosive finish sees Douglas get around Carson boys basketball

MINDEN – It probably would have come as a surprise to some to hear Douglas and Carson High combined to score 52 points in the fourth quarter Tuesday night.

Carson powers through Douglas late

MINDEN – The result of Carson and Douglas High girls basketball Tuesday night could have gone a number of ways and each would have shifted the Sierra League landscape.

Reno man arrested in connection with Carson Indian Colony murder

A Reno man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a December murder on the Carson Indian Colony.

Homeland Security awards Nevada $1.13 million for emergency funding

The federal Department of Homeland Security has awarded Nevada $1,133,447 in funding to pay for pre-disaster mitigation projects.

Terrence Spann tapped as Dayton High’s new football coach

Terrence Spann was officially named Dayton High School’s new football coach Monday by Dayton High athletic director David Palmer.

Joe Santoro: The philosopher leading the Nevada Wolf Pack

Steve Alford played a few mind games with his Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team last week.

Man drives truck at wife, 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.

Two Carson City teachers earn National Board Certification, one renews

The Carson City School District is celebrating two new National Board Certified Teachers from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. NBCT is widely considered to be the highest professional recognition for educators and includes a five percent pay increase in acknowledgement of accomplished teaching.

Las Vegas’ tallest tower finishing remake, rename as The Strat

LAS VEGAS — After more than a year and $100 million upgrading restaurants, guest rooms, the casino floor and more, The Strat in Las Vegas is nearing the end of its renovation project. Golden Entertainment representatives told the Las Vegas Review-Journal they hope the renovations encourage guests to stay longer at the 24-story hotel and its landmark 1,149-foot tower with a restaurant, thrill rides and observation platform 921 feet above the Las Vegas Strip.

Western Nevada College Jump Start student accepted to West Point

Higher education has the power to make grandiose dreams come true. For Alana Pankopf, it all started with the aspiration of becoming a doctor.

Monday, January 27

Rebates available for clean heating appliances

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, working with the University of Nevada, Reno’s Business Environmental Program, is offering instant rebates to Carson City and Douglas County residents who replace their wood-burning stoves through Nevada’s wintertime clean-heating rebate program.

Colin Robertson named 1st leader of Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation

Colin Robertson has been appointed as the first administrator of the new Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation. He is charged with building the division focused on enhancing Nevada’s unique outdoor recreation experiences and promoting an outdoor recreation economy. He will assume his new duties Monday.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak names Kyle George interim counsel

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named Kyle George his interim general counsel for the governor’s office. He said George will serve while he and his staff look for a permanent counsel to replace Brin Gibson, who resigned to join a private firm.

Carson City shooting: Juveniles planned to ‘rip off’ victim

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has four juveniles in custody following a shooting that resulted from an apparent drug deal gone bad.

Pedestrian killed in Lyon County on Sunday

A pedestrian was killed Sunday evening when he was struck by at least one vehicle at Highway 50 and Mark Twain Avenue in Lyon County.

Multiple injuries in wrong-way driver crash at Highway 50 and Centennial

The crash was reported about 11:44 a.m. Both directions are closed as an investigation takes place.

Registration open for 15-week IT course

Registration is being taken for CIT112 — It Essentials — A+, a 15-wk course that covers fundamental an career skills for entry-level IT jobs.

Mountain West rankings: Nevada Wolf Pack ‘a terrific 3-point shooting team’

The Nevada Wolf Pack put on a shooting display to remember Saturday night at Lawlor Events Center.

Sandra Louise Osheroff

Sandra Louise Osheroff, aka Sandy, nanny, and mom, a mother, bookkeeper, dog lover and community mover and shaker, adored by many, feared by some, died of cancer on January 20, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada at the age of 82. Sandra was born December 2, 1937 to Edna Mae and Walter Fleischer while living on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, California and she was a Berkeleyite to the core. She loved love, music and people, was creative, social and politically active her entire life, a way of life she shared with everyone she met.

Eagle Valley school boundaries go before Carson City school board

The Carson City School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday will take possible action to change Eagle Valley Middle School’s boundaries for students promoting from or living within Fremont Elementary School’s attendance zones beginning with the fall semester of the 2020-21 school year.

Carson City fire chief: Closing Washoe Valley station not a big impact

Carson Fire Chief Sean Slamon said Washoe County’s decision to consolidate two Washoe Valley fire stations into one location shouldn’t be a major impact to his department. The Washoe Board of Fire Commissioners approved the move this week to free up resources so they can improve staffing at under-served parts of the valley’s north of Reno.

Couple that owned Lake Tahoe vacation rentals pleads guilty in Ponzi scheme

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The owners of a San Francisco Bay Area solar energy company pleaded guilty Friday to charges that they plotted a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of $1 billion.

Jim Valentine: Responding to offers

When you receive an offer on your home, or a counter offer to your offer to purchase, there are some protocols that most people adhere to. Once in a while, agents or buyers/sellers decide to deviate. Sometimes it’s warranted, but quite often it is to insert confusion to the mix in order to tip things in their favor.

Marilyn Foster: Ireland calls to those with an Irish soul

Ireland is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and one of the most requested by the Chamber Travel Club members. I can assure you no one who has ever been on a group tour to Ireland ever comes back disappointed, for how can one be disappointed among these gracious, fun-loving people that seem never to sing out of tune?

Medallion celebrates 150 years of Carson City Mint

One-hundred-fifty years to the day after it pressed the first Liberty Seated silver dollars at the Carson City Mint, the very same coin press will be minting medallions in the same building in commemoration of the historic event. It’s all part of Mint150 — the Nevada State Museum’s celebration of the sesquicentennial of the Carson City Mint. Festivities will start just before 10 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Admission is free.

Sunday, January 26

Carson City birth announcements for December 28, 2019 to January 16, 2020

To Elizabeth Belcher and Robert Knight of Gardnerville, Mason Alan Knight, born Dec. 28, 2019, weighing 6 pounds and 3 ounces. To Alicia and Tony Hansen of Coleville, Alastair Cade Hansen, born Dec. 30, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces.

Update: Woman dies from injuries; man in custody in Virginia City Highlands incident

Update: The Storey County Sheriff's Office said Sunday night that Janice McElhaney, 54, died from injuries sustained earlier in the day.

Nevada DUI test machines well regulated, Washoe criminalist says

In a lengthy article published in November, the New York Times sharply criticized police use of alcohol breath testing machines it described as dangerously inaccurate.

Senator Square: Carson High Winterfest plays out nicely

Adults sure could learn a thing or two from the students at CHS because Winterfest 2020 played out, pun intended, just like it was supposed to with Carson’s Got Game being the theme. Though Monday was a holiday, it is more than likely students headed up to the slopes to ski, snowboard, and play in the snow.

It’s all about the kids Feb. 8-9 at Nevada State Museum in Carson City

Nothing adds to the history of a time, an event, a place or an object more than becoming a part of that history and the Nevada State Museum in Carson City is making sure the history of the Carson City Mint will continue for generations to come.

Carson City firm installs burn off oven

RHI Powder, a Carson City-based company, has completed installation of its large scale burn off oven, according to a news release. The new equipment is an industrial ACE oven that can accommodate items with a maximum size of 129” L X 93” W X 88” H. The unit complements the cost-effective cleaning and de-coating services offered by the firm. Burn off is required to prepare items to be powder coated and to clean racks and hangers used in the powder coating manufacturing process. The oven is the largest unit of its kind in Northern Nevada and began providing services to local manufacturing companies this month.

Carson High students ramp up homeless drive for ‘Count Day’

With the annual nationwide homeless “Count Day” around the corner, two Carson High School seniors are conducting a homeless drive and have created a GoFundMe page for monetary donations to support the effort. “Count Day” is when cities across the county conduct an annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals. The seniors are also accepting donations of hygiene products and clothing materials including winter items and other basics.

Saturday, January 25

Senior menus for the week of January 27, 2020

Note: Menus for week of Jan. 27 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Update: Two injured in Carson City shooting; four juveniles arrested

Update: At approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday, State Division of Investigations Officers took a fourth juvenile into custody related to the January 25 shooing in Carson. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has determined that no other suspects are being sought at this time. The fourth juvenile will be returned to Carson City, where he will be charged similarly to those already in custody.

Steve Alford wins 600th career game as Nevada Wolf Pack tops New Mexico

RENO — Steve Alford’s 600th career coaching victory was never in doubt as the Nevada Wolf Pack simply shot the New Mexico Lobos right out of Lawlor Events Center on Saturday.

Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28: Five tips to keep your data private

Data Privacy Day takes place on Jan. 28 and there is never a better time than the present when it comes to protecting your personal data. These five tips below will help you form a solid foundation and safeguard your data. Create strong passwords and change them often

Carson City Rifle and Pistol range closing for construction

The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range will be closed for construction starting Monday. “For safety reasons, all shooting activities, including reservations and public use, are canceled during construction,” said Carson City Parks and Rec in a press release. “The construction schedule is anticipated to last approximately 10 weeks, although it will be contingent on weather conditions.”

Carson City road report for January 27 to February 2, 2020

Road report as of Jan. 23. The following information applies to the period of Jan. 27-Feb. 2: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work: Idaho Street will be closed between Fairview Drive and Colorado Street, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m

Canadian health tech company to relocate to Reno, create 300 jobs

RENO — The Biggest Little City has never been bigger — and its reputation has, arguably, never been better. In 2019, the Reno metro area saw its job growth jump 4 percent and its unemployment rate drop below 3 percent. In all, 10,000 new jobs were added in greater Reno-Sparks last year.

Roger Diez: Kyle Larson breaks through at Chili Bowl

Kyle Larson finally broke Christopher Bell’s three-year Chili Bowl winning streak last Saturday night, but it wasn’t easy. Larson brushed the wall three laps from the end with Bell in hot pursuit but was able to hang onto the lead until the checker. Given Larson’s background in short-track open wheel dirt single-seaters, it was perhaps the most important victory in his career.

John Bullis: California Form 3840 required for some tax-free exchanges

When a taxpayer does a “tax-free exchange” of California real estate for real estate in some other state, California form 3840 is required to be filed each year and when the replacement property is sold. The “tax-free exchange” is known under the federal law as “1031 exchange” (for the IRS tax code number). It applies for exchange of “like kind” real estate-investment real estate for other investment real estate, etc.

Reno man sentenced for trafficking in lion and leopard parts

A 51-year-old Nevada man who admitted illegally trafficking endangered African lion and leopard parts has been ordered to serve a total of 60 days in federal custody and complete 100 hours of community service for a wildlife conservation group.

Laura Freed to head Nevada Department of Administration

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named Laura Freed of the Finance Office to head the Department of Administration. She will take over the department on Monday, at which time interim director Peter Long will return to his position as administrator of the Division of Human Resource Management.

Friday, January 24

William "Bill" Reliford

William "Bill" Reliford Sept. 6, 1939 ~ Jan. 18, 2020

Shanna Pozzi

Shanna Holman Pozzi Jul 26, 1927 - Dec 21, 2019

Marie "Dixie" Helton

Marie "Dixie" Helton Jul 15, 1932 ~ Jan 5, 2020

Richard Schaff

Richard Schaff Jun 8, 1950 - Jan 18, 2020

Breeding, Smothers play big roles as Carson boys hoops takes care of Wooster

A 22-4 third quarter run was all the Carson boys basketball team needed Friday night to solidify a 64-33 win over Wooster on the Senators’ home floor.

Carson girls basketball gets back to business against Wooster

Carson High girls basketball got the perfect test to get back on track in Sierra League play with a 55-20 win over Wooster Tuesday night.

JoAnne Skelly: A design challenge

My friend Cathy asked me for some low-maintenance plant ideas for a north-facing planter up against a garage wall, next to a walkway. She doesn’t want to have to prune wayward branches or deadhead too many flowers. With the bed’s proximity to the building, whatever she plants should be fire-resistant, which means low-growing, with little debris and something with a high moisture content. Additional design constraints include something without thorns or prickly leaves that won’t grow into the walkway or have invasive roots.

Get serious about your bagel, by Cynthia Ferris-Bennett (recipe)

Hopefully, sometime in your life, you have had the opportunity to enjoy the fresh, soft, chewy, doughy piece of heaven known as a bagel. I am not talking about the commercially frozen or shelf stable versions that some call bagels, but the “just out of the oven where is the schmear?” bagel.

Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell delivers his last State of the City speech

Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell delivered his final State of the City address Friday, recapping his 11 years at the city’s helm. “I took office on Jan. 5, 2009, just at the time the great recession was starting to kick into high gear,” Crowell told the audience of 130 at the Gold Dust West luncheon hosted by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

Woman arrested after pushing mom, throwing walker, 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.

Teri’s Notebook: Carson City Mint celebrates 150 years

One hundred fifty years to the day after the first coin was pressed at the Carson City Mint, the same coin press will be minting medallions in the same building to commemorate the historic event.

Thursday, January 23

Katheryn B. Loustalot

Katheryn B. Loustalot, 99, died January 22, 2020 in Dayton, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

David D. Campbell

David D. Campbell, 63 died January 10, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Carson Chamber singers to begin rehearsals for spring concert

The Carson Chamber Singers, a performing group of the Carson City Symphony Association, will begin rehearsals on Jan. 28 for their Spring Concert. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. under the direction of William Belcher at the Choral Room in Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road.

Carson man dies by suicide above Genoa

Genoa residents were given the all-clear on Thursday after a reverse 911 call told them to lock their doors.

Portion of Empire Ranch Trail closed in Carson City

The Empire Ranch Trail between Riverview Park and Morgan Mill is temporarily closed during reconstruction, according to a news release from Carson City.

Nevada Attorney General receives grant for overdose tracking

The Nevada Attorney General’s Office has been awarded a $698,000 grant to expand the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP).

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack’s Alford climbing career wins list

Steve Alford could not have picked a better opponent for his 600th career coaching victory. The Nevada Wolf Pack’s first-year coach is sitting at 599 career victories heading into Saturday’s game (5 p.m.) at Lawlor Events Center against the New Mexico Lobos.

#WhyITeach videos highlight teaching profession

The Carson City School District recently added a new video to a playlist at that highlights how incredible the teaching profession is as well as the many challenges faced and rewards that come from being an educator.

Churchill County Sheriff’s Office arrests student for having gun at school

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident involving a Churchill County High School student who possessed a small handgun in class on Wednesday.

Nevada panel studies pretrial release of criminal defendants

Nevada lawmakers were told Tuesday that, nationwide, three-quarters of jail inmates have not been convicted of a crime but are being held pretrial because they can’t afford bail.

Carson City School Board elects new leadership

At the first school board meeting of the year Jan. 14, Mike Walker was named president of the Carson City School District Board of Trustees. He replaced former President Stacie Wilke-McCulloch as the school board’s leader. Trustees Joe Cacioppo and Richard Varner also were elected vice president and clerk, respectively. Cacioppo replaced former Vice President Walker and Varner replaced former clerk Don Carine. Each of the three leaders will serve in these positions for a one-year term.

Update: Flavors of India owner says she’ll seek new location

Flavors of India is closing its current location on Carson Street at the Carson Mall.

Using the arc and the line, Nevada tops UNLV

RENO — Nobody had to tell the Nevada Wolf Pack how important it is to beat the UNLV Rebels.

Pioneer High in Carson City helps jobs program become more

Pioneer High School counselor Chyanne Corley and junior Taylor Odle share random musical choices or text each other about random things. For Corley, it’s provided a chance to show the community all students need someone they can trust. For Odle, it’s the kind of mentorship that made Pioneer High School, or any school, a more appealing place for Odle to be.

Wednesday, January 22

Robert William Witek

Robert William Witek July 6, 1942 - Jan 16, 2020

Kristina Ann Walker

Kristina Ann Walker Dec 18, 1971 - Jan 14, 2020

Carolyn Kurtz Simpson

Carolyn Kurtz Simpson November 19, 1940 - November 10, 2019

Ellen S. Putt

Ellen S. Putt (GMA) Dec 11, 1954 - Jan 6, 2020

Joey Parker

Joey L. Parker, 68, died January 14, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Maurice 'Sonny' Brotherton

MAURICE 'SONNY' BROTHERTON, 72, of Minden passed away January 17, 2020. Arrangements are in care of FitzHenry's Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Congressman Tim Ryan to campaign for Joe Biden on Saturday in Carson City

Congressman Tim Ryan, from Ohio, will campaign for Joe Biden on Saturday in Carson City. Ryan, who represents Ohio’s 13th congressional district, will open the Biden for President Office at 810 E. 5th Street at 10 a.m.

Scam/identity theft attempt alert for Carson, Churchill, Lyon, Douglas and Storey counties

Update: NHRA released this statement on Friday: On January 23, 2020, NRHA reported a complaint about an identity theft attempt in Lyon County in relation to the NRHA Weatherization Program. The issue has been resolved. NRHA would like to still remind the public that NRHA does not solicit its program door-to-door. If you experience suspicious activity by a person requesting personal information, or if you believe you’ve been a victim of a crime, please contact your local law enforcement.

Carson City Library’s Diane Baker named Employee of the Quarter

Nominated by nine staff members, Carson City Library department business manager Diane Baker received the Employee of the Quarter award for the fourth quarter of 2019. Baker, family members and coworkers attended a recognition with library board members and City Manager Nancy Paulson proclaiming “Diane Baker Employee-of-the-Quarter” Thursday with a city proclamation.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office looking for distracted drivers

Distracted driving is a leading cause of crashes and injury to drivers and pedestrians. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is working with other Nevada law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for distracted drivers.

Housing a regional challenge, officials say at Carson City event

Managers from six counties provided a snapshot of the region’s economy Wednesday at the annual State of the Counties event hosted by Northern Nevada Development Authority. Overall, the outlook is positive due to continued growth in sales and property taxes, business development, and low unemployment.

Loud As Folk showcases local musicians in Carson City

Old friends will get together for a showcase of skills and collaboration this Saturday. Loud As Folk returns to Carson City, this time in a bigger venue, at the Brewery Art Center’s Performance Hall. The songwriter’s showcase focuses on highlighting emerging artists taking distinct approaches to all genres of American music.

Washoe Valley fire stations merging, resources shifted north of Reno

RENO — The Washoe County Board of Fire Commissioners has approved the consolidation of two fire stations in Washoe Valley to help redirect resources to under-served areas in the valleys north of town.

Fallon boys’ dominance on offense stops Truckee

A sizzling start and resounding defensive effort in the fourth quarter pushed Fallon to a 68-43 Northern 3A win Tuesday against visiting Truckee at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

South Carson Street pre-construction meeting Jan. 30

The South Carson Complete Streets Project design is complete, Carson City Public Works and the project contractor, Sierra Nevada Construction, Inc., will be hosting a pre-construction meeting to present the anticipated construction schedule and the completed project design. The meeting will be held on from 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Carson City Community Center, in the Sierra Room, located at 851 E. William St.

Long bombs sink Fallon girls basketball against Truckee

The long shot rained on the Wave in the second half Tuesday, allowing Truckee to break open a close game at halftime for a 54-39 Northern 3A win at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

Carson High mock bedroom seeks to educate on teen drug use

Partnership Carson City youth high school program participant Nancy Mejorado, 17, is creating a mock teenage bedroom for parents and community leaders to better know how to spot drugs among youth belongings. The mock bedroom, which is Mejorado’s Carson High School senior project, opens to the public 2:30-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Partnership’s main office, 1925 N. Carson St.

Journeyman running back stars for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Before taking the field each week, Raheem Mostert seeks out motivation. There it is in a list of all the times he’s been cut by NFL teams. Philadelphia, Miami and Baltimore all let Mostert go in 2015. Cleveland, the Jets and Chicago all sent him packing the following year before he finally ended up on San Francisco’s practice squad.

Good Day Carson airing Monday through Friday mornings

If you didn’t watch Carson City’s new morning show Wednesday you missed cohost Ken Farley learning to pole dance at Yaple’s Ballroom Dance Studio.

Tuesday, January 21

Maurice 'Sonny' Brotherton

MAURICE 'SONNY' BROTHERTON, 72, of Minden passed away January 17, 2020. Arrangements are in care of FitzHenry's Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Berdina Burns

BERDINA BURNS, 86, of Carson City passed away January 18, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 887-4965.


Kerry Lee May Oct 7, 1964 - Jan 1, 2020 Kerry Lee May, age 55 of Carson City passed away January 1, 2020. Born October 7, 1964 to Leon May and Karen Smith.

Damonte Ranch's defense too much for Carson girls in loss

Carson High girls basketball didn’t get the offensive production it was looking for Tuesday night, falling to Damonte Ranch 60-29.

Carson boys basketball secures late-game win over Damonte Ranch

“Today was for (Jake) Roman,” said Carson head coach Jordan Glover after the Senators secured a 56-53 Sierra League win on their home floor over Damonte Ranch.

Middlegate owner concerned about Navy expansion

The owner of one business on U.S. Highway 50 that could be affected by the Fallon Range Training Complex modernization and expansion said she’s concerned the number of customers will decrease if current off-road areas are fenced off.

Fernley Republican Women install new officers

The Fernley Republican Women held their annual Christmas/Installation Dinner on Dec. 17 at the Golf Club at Fernley. Judge Leon Aberasturi administered the oath of office to the incoming officers.

Public input needed for final draft EIS on U.S. Navy range expansion

Churchill County commissioners met last week on Wednesday to review the U.S. Navy’s final Environmental Impact Statement that was released Jan. 10 on the Fallon Range Training Complex’s expansion and modernization.

Lady Bucks knock off Greenwave for first time since 2016 regional championship

WINNEMUCCA — The last time the Lowry High School girls basketball team knocked off Fallon, all of its players were in junior high or middle school.

The invasion of robot cats and dogs

Watson here and if the news gets any scarier, I just may have to quit watching TV with my dad. The latest scare is robotic cats and dogs. Yep, scientists are working on mechanical animals that meow, bark, play and purr. Why in the world are they doing this? I can play and bark without using batteries.

Get your ticket for a fun evening on March 27

The second annual Friends of Western Benefit Fundraiser will be held at the Fallon Convention Center on March 27.

Fallon woman dies in Reno crash

A Fallon woman was killed Jan. 15 in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Reno, reports the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Sarah Borges keeps moving and shaking with her music

As rock phenoms go, Sarah Borges has never been easy to pin down.

Navy responds to range expansion in central Nevada

The Nevada News Group met with Navy officials on Friday to discuss the proposed Fallon Range Training Complex modernization and the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which came out on Jan. 10.

Fallon races past Lowry to secure second place in Northern 3A

WINNEMUCCA — The last time the Lowry High School boys basketball team and Fallon met, the Greenwave were completing a last-minute comeback in the Northern 3A regional semifinals in Reno last February. Fallon eventually won in overtime and the state championship a week later.

School board meets Wednesday at different location

A special meeting of the Churchill County Board of School Trustees is Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. in the Maine Street Cafe, 810 S. Maine St.

Carson City Fire Department doing prescribed burn operations in Timberline area

The Carson City Fire Department will be conducting wildland fuels reduction prescribed burn operations beginning Wednesday, January 22, in the Timberline area. The burns will continue throughout the week, weather permitting Smoke will be visible.

Carson High vice principal Rodina arrested on suspicion of DUI

Carson City School District officials confirmed Tuesday that Carson High School Vice Principal Marc Rodina was arrested Jan. 11 for allegedly driving under the influence. The incident occurred on Jan. 11 in Douglas County. Rodina was arrested after he failed to stop at the intersection of Second Street and County Road in a 2005 Mazda.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack’s Top 10 wins against UNLV

The first time the Nevada Wolf Pack and Nevada Southern Rebels met on a basketball court, Wolf Pack coach Jack Spencer called the games “a toss-up.”

Area roundup: Carson wrestling finishes strong, Dayton boys win in OT

Five Senators wrestlers went undefeated on the day as Carson High wrestling went 4-1 in their five duals at the Placer Duals on Saturday.

Fox Peak Cinema's movie schedule through Jan. 23

Here is Fox Peak Cinema's movie schedule through Jan. 23 (NEW!) Bad Boys for Life: 12:45, 4:00, 7:00, 9:20*

Galen Brown photography showcased at Western Nevada College in Carson City

Someone familiar to Carson City art lovers, as well as the walls of Western Nevada College art galleries, will share his artistic talent with hometown during spring semester.

Northern Nevada’s surging economy means big business for bankers

Regional banks enjoyed a strong year in 2019, buoyed by Northern Nevada’s surging economy. That is expected to roll into the New Year and beyond. Stan Wilmoth, president and chief executive officer at Heritage Bank, says 2019 was a wonderful year for Northern Nevada, especially with what’s been going on in California and elsewhere.

Harrah’s Reno to be sold for $50 million, turned into non-gaming property

Caesars Entertainment and VICI Properties Inc. announced Wednesday they have signed an agreement to sell Harrah’s Reno Hotel and Casino to an affiliate of CAI Investments for $50 million. Proceeds of the transaction will be split 75% to VICI and 25% to Caesars, while annual rent payments under the lease between Caesars and VICI will remain unchanged (Caesars leases Harrah’s from VICI Properties).

Monday, January 20

Charles William Mendonca

Charles William Mendonca April 20, 1932 ~ January 6, 2020

John R. Bohlender

John R. Bohlender, 69, died January 16, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Ronald Stroup

Ronald Stroup May 23, 1934 - Jan 14, 2020

Mary Jean Sauer

Mary Jean Sauer June 25, 1949 ~ January 15, 2020

Boy Scout collects donations in Karma Box as part of Eagle project in Carson City

Preston Emborsky, 15, a Boy Scout from Troop 341, recently completed his Eagle project, based on the Karma Box Project founded by Grant Denton. Denton was homeless for a few years.

2017 Carson High graduate Jake Roman dies in snowmobile crash

Jake Roman, a 2017 Carson High grad, died during the weekend from injuries sustained from a snowmobile crash. About 1:30 p.m. Friday, a caller reported a snowmobiler collided with a tree near Blue Lakes in Alpine County.

Carson High students exhibit photography at The Brick

The Capital City Arts Initiative announces its exhibition, Photo Finished 2020, at the Community Development Building (the Brick), 108 E. Proctor St., Carson City. Nine students from Carson High School’s Advanced Photography program have work in the exhibit.

Lawsuit accuses Reno of shady dealings with ordinance change

RENO — A church built in downtown Reno nearly a century ago is among those suing the city over a change in a shade ordinance they say is intended to benefit a luxury hotel development that could have been subject to more stringent height-related restrictions.

Mountain West rankings: UNLV Rebels ‘telling the league we’re here’

The UNLV Rebels are red hot. “Our guys are playing for each other,” first-year Rebel coach T.J. Otzelberger said after a 99-78 win over New Mexico on Saturday. “They’re playing the way we need to play to be successful.”

Carson Street Green Dining District gets $12,000 grant

GreenUP!, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides environmental education to businesses, has received a $12,898 grant from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Bureau of Sustainable Materials Management 2020 Recycling Grant Program. The grant is designed to increase recycling, public awareness of the importance of conserving natural resources, and encourage the reduction, reuse and recycling of solid waste in Nevada. greenUP! will use the proceeds to continue the Carson Street Green Dining District pilot that was funded by NDEP in 2019.

Bighorn sheep return to Pyramid Lake after nearly 100 years

PYRAMID LAKE — Nevada state wildlife officials and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe teamed up last week to release 20 bighorn sheep into the hills above the desert lake on tribal land in an effort to reintroduce the species to part of its native habitat for the first time in nearly a century.

Jim Valentine: Real estate photos

With the vast majority of buyers and sellers looking at property online these days good photos are more important than ever. Regardless, it is amazing how many agents continue to put forth horrendous pictures with their new listings. It takes no skill to look at a photograph and tell if it is out of focus, crooked, missing key subject matter, or exhibits just plain carelessness with the content. With that in mind, what are they thinking to put out such horrible representation of their customer’s property?

Led by Nevada, U.S. companies saw rise in number of women on corporate boards in 2019

By now, Dorothy Timian-Palmer has grown used to the all-too-familiar sight: empty chairs in a conference room that, one by one, get filled by men.

Sunday, January 19

First unaccompanied service of 2020 set for Thursday

The first unaccompanied military service for area veterans will be conducted Thursday (Jan. 23) at 3 p.m. at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

Carson City student named Society for Range Management delegate

Carson High School senior Cade Crookshanks, 17, has been selected by the Nevada section of the Society for Range Management to participate in the High School Youth Forum, an SRM sponsored youth activity held jointly during the 73 annual SRM meeting. The meeting will be held Feb. 16 to 20 in Denver.

Western Nevada College News & Notes: Meet your future employer at Feb. 21 job fair

Western Nevada College students can meet with area employers to discuss job openings during the annual job fair on Friday, Feb. 21.

Senator Square: Carson’s got game is the theme of Winterfest

Winterfest is here, and the theme, Carson’s Got Game, is more than just a nice motto, it is a series of multiple physical board games, playground games, and video games.

Carson City computer company donates to Gardnerville horse program

A Gardnerville horse program received a $500 check donated by a regional computer company. DeBug Computer co-owner Debbie Barham presented money raised at the company’s annual Photos with Santa event over the holidays to Barbara Slade, program and equine manager for Between Horses and Humans at the organization’s Gardnerville riding arena.

Carson City school superintendent resolved to continue improving

Carson City schools might end up needing to “do more with less,” Superintendent Richard Stokes says, but his vision is to keep on an upward path in 2020.

Saturday, January 18

Senior menus for the week of January 20, 2020

Note: Menus for week of Jan. 20 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive: MONDAY: Center closed for holiday

Western Nevada College places 380 students on fall Dean’s List

For the second straight fall semester, more than 370 students at Western Nevada College made the Dean’s List. After 373 students made the Dean’s List last fall, that total was topped by 380 students who qualified for the honor for the recently concluded fall semester.

Carson City road report for January 20 - 24, 2020

The following information applies to the period of Jan. 20-26: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work: Idaho Street will be closed between Fairview Drive and Colorado Street, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

49ers, Packers look to go from losing seasons to Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers are one win away from accomplishing a turnaround that’s been done only once before in the Super Bowl era.

Realignment puts Carson High in Class 5A for fall sports

SPARKS – The Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association (NIAA) voted to approve a new realignment structure for Nevada High School prep sports Wednesday afternoon.

Titans, Chiefs on verge of Super Bowl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Andy Reid rarely digs into his own past, preferring to stay in the moment or focus squarely on the future. It’s an approach that has served him well during a coaching career that might someday land him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Roger Diez: Chili Bowl gets the year’s racing underway

We may have four weeks until the Daytona 500, and a week to go until the Rolex 24 at Daytona, but racing has already begun in 2020. Yes, the Chili Bowl in Oklahoma, the big annual Midget racing extravaganza, got underway last Monday. The event features 328 Midget racers and five nights of qualifying and preliminary races leading up to tonight’s big 55-lap run for the Golden Driller trophy. NASCAR’s Kyle Larson won Tuesday night’s A Main, locking him into a spot for tonight’s title bout.

Warrants issued by Carson City Sheriff’s Office

Derek Collis has a misdemeanor warrant out of Carson City Justice Court for violation of suspended sentence with a bail of $3,000 cash only.

John Bullis: Domicile is important

“Domicile” is the place (state) you chose as your primary and permanent home. Your domicile can be important to decide what state income taxes you might have to pay. You can have only one domicile and it changes when you abandon it and establish your new domicile in some other state.

Nevada Supreme Court seats each draw three candidates

There will be a primary in both of the Supreme Court seats open this election cycle. Three candidates have filed to fill the Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Justice Mark Gibbons. And Chief Justice Kris Pickering drew two opponents this week.

Friday, January 17

Juan Garcia

JUAN ARMONDO GARCIA, 77, of Gardnerville passed away January 14, 2020. Arrangements are in the care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations Chapel of the Valley 775-882-4965

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson Dec 4, 1962 ~ Dec 19, 2019

Cheryl Dick

CHERYL DICK, 57, of Carson City passed away January 15, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Ronald Stroup

RONALD STROUP, 85, of Carson City passed away January 14, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Woman attacks boyfriend, both arrested, 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.

School district pleads for drivers to take caution around schools, buses

The Carson City School District and Board of Trustees are pleading for drivers in the Carson City area to take extra caution in school zones and around bus stops.

Garciaparra critical of Astros at Nevada Wolf Pack’s Dolan Dinner

Former Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra respects the game of baseball, first when he played as a youth to his latest venture as an analyst for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

JoAnne Skelly: Sooty mold fungus and you

Since I stop in at the Greenhouse Project every week, I often see plant problems that are out of season for outdoor plants. Recently, I found sooty mold fungus occurring on peppers.

Finding Stacia: A story of addiction and survival: A breath of new life

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series about Stacia Nepper, the new deputy director for Partnership Carson City. She hopes her story of overcoming addiction will inspire others to seek help. Reach her or find additional resources at

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak raises $1.6 million in campaign funds in 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a statement Wednesday saying his campaign committee raised more than $1.6 million in 2019. That raises his total war chest to $2.3 million.

Youth Theatre Carson City presents Shrek the Musical starting Friday

Youth Theatre Carson City will present Shrek the Musical, Jr., for eight performances, Friday through Jan. 26 in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center.

Part II — Finding Stacia: A story of addiction and survival: Evaporating into the “meth cloud”

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series about Stacia Nepper, the new deputy director for Partnership Carson City. She hopes her story of overcoming addiction will inspire others to seek help. Reach her or find additional resources at To read Part I go here.

Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell schedules ‘State of the City’ address

Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell will deliver his 10th and final State of the City Address next week. Crowell, who was first elected mayor in 2008, will deliver his remarks Jan. 24 at a Carson City Chamber of Commerce luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. in the Gold Dust West.

3 percent hike in Carson City water rates backed by committee

A Carson City committee is recommending a 3 percent increase in water and wastewater rates while it continues to determine a new rate structure for stormwater fees. The Utility Finance Oversight Committee on Monday heard a proposal for the three utility rates from consultant Farr West Engineering, which the city hired to do a study.

Thursday, January 16

Tim Barndt

Tim Barndt March 8th, 1939 - January 13, 2020 In the early morning of Monday, January 13, 2020, Tim Barndt passed away at home in Minden surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer.

Ronald L. Murphy

Ronald L. Murphy, 62, died January 14, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

James (Jim) W. Williams

James (Jim) W. Williams James (Jim) W. Williams, 82, had a permanent change of station (PCS) to heaven on 14 January 2020. Jim peacefully died in his Minden, Nevada, home from complications related to the commonly known Lou Gehrig's disease.

Tentative map for Andersen Ranch OK'd by supervisors

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday gave the go-ahead to a new residential development on roughly 48 acres of Andersen Ranch between Mountain Street and Ormsby Boulevard. The board approved a tentative subdivision map for Andersen Ranch Estates, a 203-lot development with several interior streets, walking paths, and open space.

Giants make Alyssa Nakken first female Major League coach

SAN FRANCISCO — Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

Carson City Lutheran schools featured at school choice fair

Sierra Lutheran High School and Bethlehem Lutheran School will be showcased at the National School Choice Fair on Feb. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno, according to a news release. Organized by the School Choice Coalition, this free, family-friendly event will provide students and parents the opportunity to meet representatives from 35 area private schools, ranging from preschool to high school, who will be on hand to provide important data about the excellence, individualization, and affordability of private school education.

Recipe: A classic beef stroganoff for a winter day, by David Theiss

There’s nothing like a simple and delicious, one-pan dish after a chilly winter day.

Man dead after officer involved shooting in Yerington

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said deputies shot a man Thursday afternoon on Cardon Lane in Yerington. The man died at the scene. According to a press release, deputies were called after receiving a 911 call from a subject who said his neighbor had just come to his house brandishing a handgun and threatening him with it.

Sheriff delivers first report on Carson City jail deaths

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday heard the first of semiannual reports on jail conditions and deaths now required by law.

Carson City waives late fees for business license renewals

The Carson City Business License Division has been authorized by the Board of Supervisors to temporarily waive late fees for business license renewals due to unexpected delays in implementing new licensing software. The city advises business license holders who do not need a business license certificate immediately to wait until February before renewing online as final testing is conducted.

Is the Nevada Wolf Pack a Mountain West contender? We’ll know soon, says Joe Santoro

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team is in a rut. The Pack has lost two of its last three games and hasn’t played all that well since an 83-66 win over Boise State at home on Jan. 4. The Pack is 1-4 in road games this year on the opponent’s home floor.

Douglas County Democrat Patricia Ackerman challenges Amodei

Douglas County Democrat Patricia Ackerman this week announced she will run against U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei in Nevada’s Congressional District 2. She pointed to Amodei’s repeated votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and his votes against what she argued were bills that would have made healthcare more affordable and accessible.

Book on Nevada art history to be released Saturday

Nevada art enthusiasts, collectors, and researchers now have an enhanced primary source they can reference to help deepen their interests in and awareness of Nevada art and artists.

Canyon trash cleanup seeks volunteers in Carson City

The Carson River needs your help. Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space is seeking volunteers to pick up trash illegally dumped in canyons near the river on Jan. 20 as part of the national Day of Service on Martin Luther King Day.

Wednesday, January 15

Cecil A. Green

Cecil A. Green, 85, died January 8, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Jolene Marie Hoxsie

Jolene Marie Hoxsie November 29, 1979 - December 3, 2019

Eric Steven Abowd

Eric Steven Abowd, 39, of Reno, passed away January 7, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements, 775-882-4965.

Wayne D. Crow

Wayne D. Crow, 72, died January 13, 2020 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Charles L. "Chuck" Sheldon

Charles L. "Chuck" Sheldon, 90, of Dayton, passed away on January 9, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements 775-882-4965

Peter Inigarida

Peter Inigarida, 75, died January 10, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Mary A. Phillips

Mary A. Phillips, 76, died January 11, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

NHP releases information on pedestrian killed on Hwy 50

The Nevada Highway Patrol issued a preliminary report on Wednesday stating a Stockton, Calif., man was killed Jan. 9 on U.S. Highway 50.

Carson High marching band selected for Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco

The Carson High School Blue Thunder Marching Band has been selected to participate in the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco for the third year in a row.

Carson City Sheriff's Office looking for missing 62-year-old

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in locating a missing/endangered elderly male, according to a news release.

Finding Stacia: A story of addiction and survival

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series about Stacia Nepper, the new deputy director for Partnership Carson City. She hopes her story of overcoming addiction will inspire others to seek help. Reach her or find additional resources at

Woman sent to prison in Lake Tahoe betting scheme

A former manager at a Lake Tahoe sports book received a four-year prison sentence on Monday in connection with a $1 million betting scheme.

Vegas Golden Knights fire head coach Gallant

Gerard Gallant was abruptly fired by the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday less than two years after leading them to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season of existence and winning NHL coach of the year honors along the way.

Carson City groups launch job skills program

Northern Nevada Development Authority President and CEO Rob Hooper saw a connection problem. Employers in the region weren’t finding skilled workers to hire, and the employees wanting to work couldn’t access the education and get the skills they needed to go after the jobs.

NHP identifies driver killed in Jan. 4 crash on Trento Lane

The Nevada Highway Patrol has released the name of a driver killed in a crash east of Trento Lane on Jan. 4.

Fallon grad Jennifer Hucke to be inducted into NIAA Hall of Fame

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association, the (501c3) non-profit governing body of high school sports in the Silver State, and One Nevada Credit Union, the Association’s title partner for all events, will be inducting 15 Northern Nevadans to its NIAA / One Nevada Hall of Fame for 2020.

Extension introduces economic development initiative across Nevada

A collaborative statewide initiative, led by the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, is underway to provide counties with timely economic data and analytical tools to improve county-level planning and policy assessment efforts.

Fire Department receives highest ISO rating

Representatives from the Insurance Service Office presented Mayor Ken Tedford with the ISO Public Protection Classification Summary Report binder on Tuesday for the Fallon Churchill Volunteer Fire Department.

USDA announces second round of rural high-speed broadband funding

Approximately $550 million in funding for rural high-speed broadband projects under round two of the Rural eConnectivity Pilot Program (ReConnect Program) is set to open Jan. 31, announced U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

State of the County address touches on economic growth

Churchill County Manager Jim Barbee gave a State of the County assessment to the January breakfast meeting of the Churchill Economic Development Authority’s Business Council.

Arts Council: The hub of cultural activity

The Oats Park Arts Center is the cultural hub of activity for the next two months, beginning with a concert next week and the annual Spring Film Series in February..

State commission examines new funding requirements for Nevada’s schools

Churchill County School District trustees received more information last Wednesday on a new Nevada funding formula for the state’s public schools and how it could affect the rural counties when it’s implemented for the 2021-2022 school year.

Nevada gaming win dips 3 percent; Churchill County shows gains

Despite several major events on the Las Vegas Strip, Baccarat win fell 22.7 percent in November, causing statewide win for the month to dip by 3.1 percent.

Fallon trips South Tahoe, Dayton in Northern 3A action

The Lady Wave basketball team’s defense caused South Tahoe to commit more than 40 turnovers as Fallon claimed a 51-17 Northern 3A win Tuesday at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

Navy releases final EIS on Fallon range modernization

The U.S. Navy has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposed modernization of the Fallon Range Training Complex (FRTC) in Northern Nevada.

Commissioners renew consultation contract for development

Churchill County commissioners met Thursday to discuss a handful of agenda items at their first meeting of the new year.

CCMS recognizes students

Churchill County Middle School 2nd Quarter Students of the Month were recognized on Dec. 20 for their contributions to creating a positive school environment at CCMS. Students were also rewarded with a pizza lunch.

Ronni Hannaman: Historical Society serves as curator of local history

The Carson City Historical Society has recently been thrust into the spotlight because of the proposed demolition of the 155-year-old building once occupied by Café @ Adele’s and preceding businesses through the years attracting hundreds of customers through those historic doors.

Soroptimist holds ‘Celebrating Women Helping Women’ on Feb. 20 in Carson City

Soroptimist International of Carson City is pleased to announce our “Women Helping Women” honorees to be recognized for their dedication to improving the lives of women or girls in our community, at our inaugural “Celebrating Women Helping Women” event on Feb. 20 at the Carson Nugget, from 5:45-8:30 p.m.

Lady Bighorns squeak by Falcons, almost upset Mineral County

The final 60 seconds of regulation was the difference between Sierra Lutheran girls basketball and Oasis Academy Thursday night.

Oasis Academy falls short in upset bid over state champs

Two days after losing by 20 on the road, the Oasis Academy boys basketball team nearly upset one of the favorites to win the 1A state title next month.

McCormick takes 2nd in Calif., Fallon places 3 in Minden

Although no champions were crowned, the Greenwave wrestling team sent three to the podium in Saturday’s Douglas Invitational in Minden.

Fallon rebuffs South Tahoe’s late-game surge; defeats Dayton

South Tahoe made its Northern 3A game interesting against Fallon Tuesday night.

Building permits for houses hit 17-year high in Carson City

Carson City issued the most building permits for houses in 2019 since 2002, and more residential construction is on the way. A plan to build 37 two-story, three-bedroom detached houses on 5.5 acres on Emerson Drive, between College Parkway and the I-580 bypass, is going to the Planning Commission this month as is an 81-unit apartment project on Brown Street on 2.78 acres recently sold by the city to Dwight and Sandra Millard.

Business development grants offered for rural groups

The federal agriculture department is accepting applications for grants to support businesses and jobs in rural Nevada. The Rural Business Development Grant program can support technical assistance, training, feasibility studies and other activities to expand small and emergency private businesses. The grants are available to cities, counties, nonprofits, economic development authorities and federally-recognized tribes. They are not available to individual businesses.

Tuesday, January 14

Jalen Harris lifts Wolf Pack over Wyoming

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack was just seconds away Tuesday night from its first three-game losing streak in nearly five years. Coach Steve Alford then called a timeout with 15 seconds left and told Jalen Harris to go win the game.

Robert "Bob" Foster

Robert "Bob" Foster July 29, 1938 ~ January 11, 2020

Patrick "Skip" Glancy

In Memory Patrick "Skip" Glancy January 17, 1980

Edward L. Dauer

Edward L. Dauer, 68, died January 8, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

John R. Katzenberger

John R. Katzenberger, 66, died January 7, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Carson Tahoe Health’s Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center honored by Human Services Network

Carson Tahoe Health’s Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center was recognized Jan. 9 for its diligent efforts in advocacy, community connections, and support for those experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis. The 31st annual Human Services Awards named Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center Agency of the Year.

Joe Santoro: The problem with the Nevada Wolf Pack’s Air Raid

The Air Raid offense has sent the art of scoring points at Nevada backward nearly two decades.

DA announces sentence in fatal hit and run case

Lyon County district attorney Stephen B. Rye announced Tuesday that the Third Judicial District Court sentenced James Parisi, 39, of Dayton to the maximum sentence of 20 years in the Nevada State Prison with parole eligibility after seven years on one count of duty to stop at the scene of an accident causing death.

Already in custody, man gets new 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.

Reno to Carson City hit-and-run driver identified

The hit-and-run driver who led police and the Nevada Highway Patrol on a 30-mile chase from Reno to Carson City last week has been identified as David Wright.

137 mph gust at Tahoe City; 85 mph at Mt. Rose

RENO — Chains or snow tires are required on much of U.S. Interstate 80 in the Sierra and most highways around Lake Tahoe after a winter storm packing snow and winds in excess of 130 mph blew through the region.

NIAA inducts former Appeal sports writer into Hall of Fame

A longtime sports writer and editor known for his meticulous coverage of athletic events in two states for nearly a half century has been selected for induction into this year’s Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association/One Nevada Credit Union’s Hall of Fame as a media contributor.

Feds: Nevada misrepresents facts in plutonium fight

RENO — The state of Nevada continues to intentionally misrepresent the facts in an ongoing legal battle over the Energy Department’s secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas, U.S. government lawyers say in new court filings.

MGM Resorts selling MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS — MGM Resorts International is selling the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay resorts and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip to a joint venture for about $2.5 billion. The joint venture includes private-equity and real estate company Blackstone Group and MGM Growth Properties LLC. The joint venture will be owned 50.1% by MGM Growth Properties and 49.9% by Blackstone. It will also acquire the real estate assets of Mandalay Bay from MGM Growth Properties and lease both properties to MGM Resorts for an initial rent of $292 million.

Nevada traffic fatalities decrease significantly in 2019

Nevada’s Office of Traffic Safety says that total fatalities decreased by 45 to 284 in calendar year 2019. The improvement was completely because of significant reductions in deaths in Washoe and Clark counties.. Washoe’s total fell from 44 to 35 in 2019 and Clark’s went from 225 to 180.

Monday, January 13

Roger Vernon Austin

Roger Vernon Austin Roger Vernon Austin, a truly great man, age 82, passed away on January 8, 2020 at his home in Winnemucca of natural causes.

Jerry W. Vivant

Jerry W. Vivant January 21, 1947 ~ January 9, 2020 On January 9, 2020 Jerry W. Vivant went to be with his Lord.

Nevada Public Utilities Commission issues warning against digging

In the wake of a number of instances of damage to natural gas lines, the Public Utilities Commission is again warning contractors and homeowners to call 811 before they dig or drive stakes into the ground.

Nevada Historical Society showcases longtime photography curator Lee Brumbaugh

The Nevada Historical Society is honoring its late longtime photo curator, Lee Brumbaugh, in the best way it can – with a retrospective of his work.

Las Vegas hotel denies defaming O.J. Simpson in reports of his ban

LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino denied that O.J. Simpson was defamed when employees banned him from the property in 2017 and a celebrity news site reported the paroled former football hero had been drunk, disruptive and unruly

Queta, Utah State too much for Nevada Wolf Pack

LOGAN, Utah — Neemias Queta had 19 points to lead five Utah State players in double figures as the Aggies defeated Nevada 80-70 on Saturday night.

Mountain West rankings: San Diego State stays unbeaten

The San Diego State Aztecs are the unquestioned king of the Mountain West. “They just blitzkrieged us,” Boise State coach Leon Rice said after an 83-65 loss to the Aztecs on Saturday. “They’re undefeated for a reason.”

Architect solving problems at Carson City School District site

Some people can’t help but look at a floor plan or walk into an empty building and automatically think where their kitchen or computer desk should go. The gears begin turning and that urge to set that new community coffee pot in the perfect place before the walls are finished writhes in their brain. It’s small picture-type stuff.

Richard Wilkinson to receive 2020 Andy Aldax award

Richard Wilkinson is receiving the 2020 Andy Aldax Carson River Watershed Award for Exemplary Service in Conservation and Protection of the Carson River Watershed from Carson Water Subconservancy District.

Discussion to focus on the need for workforce housing project

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada is considering building housing on 68 to 93 lots in Churchill County and will offer community conversations on the proposed project on Jan. 23 at the Fallon Convention Center.

WNC Fallon campus to hold registration rally Jan. 14

Receive the help and support you need to attend Western Nevada College for spring semester all in one day when the Fallon campus holds a Registration Rally on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Andersen Ranch development goes before Carson City supervisors

Four years after the controversial Vintage at Kings Canyon project was approved, the Board of Supervisors will consider a new residential development plan for the still vacant Andersen Ranch property on Carson City’s west side.

Sunday, January 12

Carson City birth announcements for Dec. 24, 2019 to Jan. 2, 2020

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Rachel and Easton Rodriguez of Dayton, Cody Wyatt Rodriguez, born Dec. 24, 2019, weighing 7 pounds.

Senator Square: Winners announced for PTA Reflections Contest

How many students ever apply to participate in a contest, let alone actually do it and win first, second, third, fourth or even fifth place? For that matter, how many adults say they are going to write a book one day, paint like Michelangelo or seek discomfort, my own personal New Year’s resolution, by learning something new, performing selfless endeavors or fulfilling an item on their bucket list?

Carson City couple gives $500,000 to support WNC students

Western Nevada College students, for generations to come, will have Martha “Betty” and Clarence Berger to thank for their start in higher education and shaping their professional careers.

Marilyn Foster: UNESCO World Heritage sites provide look into our past

All across this great world of ours are spectacular sites that must be preserved for future generations so they can understand the world from which they evolved. Many of the sites are protected by UNESCO — United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization — and protect the cultural and natural history of our world that might otherwise be destroyed. It is the mission of UNESCO to “promote the cultural heritage and equal dignity of all cultures.”

Jim Valentine: Tweener timing perspective

We are now into the new year, past the shortest day of the year, and headed for spring. Wait! We haven’t even had any good storms yet! While we hope to get some with good moisture content to recharge our water supply the reality is that it won’t be long and the days will be long, the daffodils blooming, birds chirping and building nests and all of the other rights of spring.

Fundraiser to save Adele’s building in Carson City short of goal

The Carson City Historical Society and others continue to work under deadline on efforts to save the historic building known as Café at Adele’s.

Saturday, January 11

Senior menus for the week of Jan. 13, 2020

Note: Menus for week of Jan. 13 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive: MONDAY: Lemon baked cod, garden veggies, brown rice, house salad, fruit cocktail

Half-empty stadiums won’t stop number of bowls from going up

Six bowls this season had their smallest crowds on record, with section after section of unoccupied seats a yawning indication of just how little buzz there can be for the long, long list of postseason games on the schedule.

Local graduates earn honors from universities

Janey Almaraz from Carson City qualified for the fall 2019 Dean’s List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeking volunteers

The Carson City Sheriffs Office is looking for volunteers to assist in the Citizens Patrol, administrative support, front counter support and the jail visitation program.

Carson City road report for January 13-19, 2020

Road report as of Jan. 9. The following information applies to the period of Jan. 13-19: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work: Ormsby Boulevard closed between Comstock Cr and Newman Place, Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Expect 10 minute delays.

Roger Diez: Another name change for NASCAR’s top series

Originally called the Strictly Stock series in 1949, NASCAR’s premier series has also gone under the titles Grand National, Winston Cup, Nextel Cup, Sprint Cup, and Monster Energy Cup. Well, that’s all in the past. In 2020 it will be the NASCAR Cup Series, with Busch Beer, Coca-Cola, Geico, and Xfinity holding what are called Premier Partner positions. NASCAR’s relationship with Monster Energy has been on shaky ground the past season, and no other single entity has stepped up to take the title sponsor spot. All four “Premier Partners” have a history of participation in the sport.

Nevada Department of Wildlife names chief game warden

The Nevada Department of Wildlife has announced Mike Maynard as the department’s new chief game warden, making him only the sixth chief game warden in NDOW’s history.

From cut to captain: Carson High’s Alex Robison turns disappointment into an opportunity

Last year, Carson High’s Alex Robison could have decided it was time to give up basketball.

Inmate loses lawsuit to throw out 60-plus years of Nevada law

Nevada’s Intermediate Court of Appeals has unanimously rejected an inmate’s claim that everything enacted into state law since 1951 is unconstitutional including the criminal laws that put him behind bars.

Practical and philosophical advice for decorating your digs

A pair of Tahoe-Truckee interior designers have a few things to say about decorating your Sierra Nevada home: Ditch the bowls of pine cones, don’t feel obligated to have a bear statue and, for the love of originality, get off Pinterest!

John Bullis: Sometimes cancellation of debt is not income

As with most tax rules, cancellation of debt is taxable income, unless an exception applies. If the debt is cancelled in bankruptcy or during insolvency or is a qualified farm debt or a qualified real property business debt then there is no income to be taxed. A new exception to being taxable is the student loan discharged if the discharge was due to the death or total and permanent disability of the student.

Marshal: Terror arrest doesn’t mean Carson City has Salvadoran gang problem

U.S. Marshals say the arrest of Salvadoran terrorism suspect in Carson City doesn’t mean the capital has a major Central American gang presence.

Shanahan, Cousins on opposite sidelines for playoff meeting

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Kirk Cousins starting the 49ers’ first playoff game at Levi’s Stadium was how coach Kyle Shanahan planned it when he took over in San Francisco back in 2017. The surprise is that Cousins is starting for the Minnesota Vikings instead of the Niners when the teams meet in the divisional round Saturday.

Youth soccer players head south for development

Douglas High head coach Andrew Robles and 18 youth soccer players from Carson City as well as the Minden/Gardnerville area went to Phoenix for the 2020 U.S. Youth Olympic Development Program West Championship last week.

Friday, January 10

Willis Murphy

WILLIS MURPHY, 73, of Carson City passed away January 8, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Joan S. Adamson

Joan S. Adamson, 83 of Silver Springs, passed away on January 4, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Doris O. Walmsley

Doris O. Walmsley, 92 of Carson City, passed away on January 7, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Robert Paul Pier

Robert Paul Pier, 88 of Carson City, passed away on January 8, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Leander Peltier

Leander Peltier, 82 of Carson City, passed away on January 9, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Late run pushes Reno boys basketball past Carson High

One run late in the third quarter and early into the fourth downed Carson High boys basketball Friday night.

Carson High girls basketball dominates Reno in first win over Huskies in 14-plus years

About everything went right for the Carson High girls basketball team Friday night as the Senators dispatched Reno 62-33.

Nevada lieutenant governor part of Carson City panel on census

Nevada Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall will be on hand with three other panelists to discuss the U.S. Census at Sierra Nevada Forum’s next event.

Stewart Indian School Cultural Center, Museum opens in Carson City

For the first time, the general public can get a glimpse of life at Stewart Indian School, 130 years after the government boarding school opened in Carson City and 40 years after it was closed.

Marion McKechnie Flynn

Marion McKechnie Flynn, 85, a devoted mother, wife and beloved by many, passed away on Jan. 4, 2020 in Coronado after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Sierra Lutheran boys basketball rolls to win over Oasis Academy

Thursday night featured a wire-to-wire win for the Sierra Lutheran boys basketball over Oasis Academy.

Fundraiser set for Carson City Sheriff’s search and rescue

The Carson City sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team has set a fundraiser for Jan. 24 at the Carson Elks Lodge.

Las Vegas ‘black widow’ murderer free on parole after 20 years

NORTH LAS VEGAS — One of Nevada’s most notorious convicted murderers was released from prison Friday, more than 25 years after her millionaire husband’s burned body was found outside Las Vegas.

Pot still illegal if you’re not 21, 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.

Group to collect signatures for Nevada redistricting initiative

Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would turn reapportionment over to a commission instead of the Legislature on Tuesday filed an amended petition with the Secretary of State.

Thursday, January 9

Gary Lee Swope

Gary Lee Swope, 55, died January 7, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

M. Buguerio Brenda

Brenda M. Buguerio age 32, of Carson City, NV passed away on January 6, 2020. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home 775-882-2644

Falcon girls fall in final seconds to Oasis Academy

The final sixty seconds of regulation was the difference between Sierra Lutheran girls basketball and Oasis Academy (5-5) Thursday night.

Carson City school receives funding for LEGO Team, earns second place

Mark Twain Elementary School has been selected to receive funding and support for the next five years to build and maintain a FIRST LEGO League team for students in grades 4 to 8 or ages 9 to 14. The funding opportunity, totaling more than $6,150 over the course of the five years, comes as part of the Tesla K-12 Education Investment in Nevada program.

Lemon in winter, by Michelle Palmer (recipe)

When Linda Marrone asked me to write an article again, I had to really think about it, as always. Everybody loves a bright yellow lemon for a hint of spring in the middle of the cold winter.

Suspect in Reno to Carson City chase still not identified

NHP investigators are still trying to identify the driver of a vehicle that led them on a long pursuit from Reno through Washoe Valley and into Carson City.

Joe Santoro: What does Nevada Wolf Pack’s loss mean?

The Nevada Wolf Pack silver and blue sky is not falling. Northern Nevada is not going to start giving away its Wolf Pack men’s basketball tickets on eBay. Well, not all of them. Steve Alford is still a great coach. The Wolf Pack still can realistically compete for a Mountain West title.

Mint celebration tips a hat to the Curry family of Carson City

The Nevada State Museum is offering a step back into Carson City’s history on Saturday, complete with a presentation from the city’s founding family.

Two new Nevada laws could have big business impacts

Two new laws coming into play in the New Year could spell big changes for Northern Nevada businesses and employers. The Nevada Minimum Wage Increase Initiative will implement a series of staggered hikes to the minimum wage through 2024, with the minimum wage expected to top out at $12. And AB 132 prohibits employers from denying employment to candidates who test positive for marijuana in pre-employment drug screens.

Wednesday, January 8

San Jose State topples Nevada 70-68 behind Knight’s 28

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Seneca Knight scored a career-high 28 points, Sam Japhet-Mathias made two free throws with 13.9 seconds left and San Jose State held on to knock Nevada out of the Mountain West Conference unbeaten ranks 70-68 Wednesday night.

Patricia Ann Ayers

Patricia Ann Ayers Oct 17, 1934 - Dec 13, 2019

Clyde Edwin "Buzz" Mandeville

Clyde Edwin "Buzz" Mandeville Clyde Edwin "Buzz" Mandeville,84, peacefully passed away at St. Luke's in Boise on January 7, 2020. He passed from pneumonia and heart failure.

2,000 pounds of trash collected at Lake Tahoe sledding area

STATELINE — Volunteers joined state and federal officials to collect nearly 2,000 pounds of trash from a popular sledding area at Lake Tahoe last week in what has become an annual New Year’s cleanup.

Senator wrestlers pass Miner test on home mats

After dropping its dual against Bishop Manogue last year, Carson High wrestling knew the road to another Sierra League title went through the Miners.

Man with alleged ties to El Salvador terrorist organization arrested in Carson City

Rene Antonio “Scrapy” Hernandez-Mejia, a Salvadorian national, with alleged ties to a terrorist organization was arrested on Wednesday in Carson City.

Fat bike riding gaining traction as a winter activity at Tahoe

There are a few days at the tail end of the winter when the conditions are perfect. Not for shredding or ripping down a mountainside. No, on these days, leave the skis and snowboards in the garage.

Senator boys hoops wins third straight; Dayton boys topple Sparks

The Carson High boys basketball team snuck past Nevada Union on its home floor Thursday evening by a 44-42 final.

Jack in the Box closing Carson City location

The Jack in the Box on South Carson Street, in the Raley’s shopping center, will close next week, according to an emailed news release. The release from Carol Moss, human resources manager for Bladow Enterprises, listing a Reno address, said the 3665 S. Carson St., location will close Jan. 15 after 30 years in Carson City.

Officers chase hit-and-run driver through Washoe Valley into Carson City

Interstate 580 was shut down at the north end of Carson City on Wednesday morning because a hit and run driver led police and the Nevada Highway Patrol on a high-speed chase from south Reno.

Carson City Soroptimist asking public to nominate women for Ruby Award

Soroptimist International of Carson City is asking the public to nominate women for its Ruby Award for “Women Helping Women.”

Cash-handling audit recommends 20 issues to fix for Carson City government

An audit of cash-handling procedures in four Carson City departments found 20 issues. Eide Bailly LLP, the city’s internal auditor, found no instances in which the city was short on cash or a misappropriation of funds, but did find that some controls were not in place to detect it.

Trump says Iran appears to be ‘standing down’ after strike

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war Wednesday, as President Donald Trump indicated he would not respond militarily after no one was harmed in Iran’s missile strike on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.

Year in Review: July to December

In this second part, the Lahontan Valley News looks back at 2019 and the events from July to December.

Scientists study nitrogen pollution in dryland watersheds

RENO — Nitrogen pollution, largely from burning fossil fuels, industrial agriculture and wildfire can reduce drinking water quality and make air difficult to breathe.

Home ownership small group discussion set

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada will hold community discussions on a path to affordable home ownership at the Fallon Convention Center on Jan. 23.

Reflection on a past decade

The Lahontan Valley News looks back at each year’s top story from the last decade based on the impact to the community, and how the events ranged from the community’s support on a number of events and fundraisers to the deadly Amtrak crash that occurred in 2011.

A new year

Churchill County rung in the New Year with fireworks and bonfire at the Churchill County Fairgrounds and a New Year’s Eve Black and White Masquerade hosted by the Churchill County Museum and Library.

Ben is the bad boy of therapy dogs

Therapy dogs are lifesavers for many people. They are trained to provide affection, comfort and support to people in hospitals, nursing homes, libraries, airports, and situations where a cold nose and warm heart will help.

Churchill County Sheriff’s Office news

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office has seen a marked increase in mail theft from county road mailboxes.

Running in the new year

Winner for each age group in the annual New Year’s day fun run and walk have been announced by the Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department. For a full list, go to the LVN Facebook page.

Fallon cruises by Spring Creek, falls to Elko in state rematch

The Spring Creek boys basketball team toyed with the Greenwave going into the second quarter in their Northern 3A league game in Fallon. The Spartans were only down a basket, 13-11.

Lady Wave upsets Spring Creek, falls to Elko

It wasn’t pretty, but the Lady Wave took a two-point victory over visiting Spring Creek Friday night in a Northern 3A game.

‘Red Flag’ gun law now in effect in Nevada

Among the laws that took effect Jan. 1 is the “red flag” sections of AB291 allowing law enforcement or a concerned family member to get an order temporarily seizing firearms that belong to someone who poses a serious risk of personal injury to himself or others.

Tuesday, January 7

Shelby Edward Hughes

Shelby Edward Hughes, 52, died January 2, 2020 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Kerry May

Kerry Lee May, 55, died January 1, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Kimberly Christensen

Kimberly Ann Christensen Mar 17, 1967 ~ Jan 5, 2020

Kayette C. Jernberg

Kayette C. Jernberg, 86, died January 6, 2020 In Reno Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Two file for open Nevada Supreme Court seat

Two candidates have filed to fill the Nevada Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Justice Mark Gibbons. Gibbons announced plans to retire a year early saying he wanted to give those interested in succeeding him ample notice.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack’s Carson Strong has just scratched the surface

The young man has a name right out of Hollywood, so perfect it doesn’t even need a nickname.

Northern Nevada snowpack starts strong, water content below average

RENO — Northern Nevada’s snowpack is starting the new year strong, but officials warn it will take several more significant storms this winter to replenish area reservoirs.

New deal with mining company to protect rare Nevada plant

RENO — An Australian mining company has agreed to a moratorium on new activities at a planned lithium mine in Nevada in exchange for conservationists dropping a lawsuit to protect a rare desert wildflower they say doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world.

82 mph with no license or registration, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

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

The new year features Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles

Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles will make their Fallon debut at the Oats Park Arts Center’s Barkley Theatre on Jan. 25, the first show of the new year. The box office, Art Bar and galleries open at 7 p.m., with the performance beginning at 8 p.m. A post-performance question and answer with the artists is also planned.

Monday, January 6

Lawrence Carl Faupell

Lawrence Carl Faupell Lawrence Carl Faupell passed away on January 2, 2020 at The Homestead in Fallon. Larry was born in Arkansas to Carl and Marie Faupell.

Tutie Katherine Washburn

Tutie Katherine Washburn Oct 18, 1966 - Dec 28, 2019

Lynn N. Frink

Lynn N Frink, 84 of Dayton, passed away on January 3, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Dana B. Jones

Dana B Jones, 65 of Carson City, passed away on January 1, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800

Casino Fandango creates new buzz in Carson City with craft beer bar

For years, Casino Fandango had a small space adjacent to its sports book with a handful of stools, a few TVs and a small selection of draft beer. It was a run-of-the-mill sports bar. Blink and you might miss it. One day in 2018, Court Cardinal, the casino’s general manager, took a hard look at that ho-hum space and saw untapped potential. This epiphany came around the same time when a specific industry was brewing and buzzing in Northern Nevada and beyond: craft beer.

Nevada Supreme Court asked to protect confidentiality of brothel records

The Nevada Supreme Court was asked Monday to protect the confidentiality of legal brothel audits and procedures sought in a suit over whether prostitutes are employees or independent contractors.

UPDATE: Stolen vehicle returned; suspect at large

A Jeep Cherokee reported stolen in Carson City has been located and returned to its owner, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office said a news release Tuesday.

Nevada governor, congressional delegation urge Reno as site for aeromedical evacuation unit

Gov. Steve Sisolak and all six members of Nevada’s congressional delegation are calling on the Air Force to pick Reno’s Nevada National Guard base as home for the new aeromedical evacuation squadron.

Hwy 50 crash west of Fallon results in fatality

The Nevada Highway Patrol is continuing to piece together the cause of a fatal two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning west of Fallon.

Update: Arrest made in Carson City theft case

Carson City Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 37-year-old man on Monday in Carson City. Joseph Desjardin, 37, was arrested at 5:14 p.m. after a high speed chase on Airport Road.

Kris Pickering files for third term on Nevada Supreme Court

Kris Pickering filed Monday for a third six-year term on the Nevada Supreme Court. She grew up in Northern Nevada, graduating from Reno High and the University of Nevada in Reno. She was named National Merit Scholar and Presidential Scholar from Nevada and attended law school at Georgetown and U.C. Davis.

Mountain West rankings: Nevada Wolf Pack making new coach proud

The Nevada Wolf Pack is making its new coach very happy so far this season.

Las Vegas Gadget Show: Surveillance is in – in a big way

From the face scanner that will check in some attendees to the cameras-everywhere array of digital products, the CES gadget show is all-in on surveillance technology — whether it calls it that or not. Nestled in the “smart home” and “smart city” showrooms at the sprawling Las Vegas consumer tech conference are devices that see, hear and track the people they encounter. Some of them also analyze their looks and behavior. The technology on display includes eyelid-tracking car dashboard cameras to prevent distracted driving and “rapid DNA” kits for identifying a person from a cheek swab sample.

Carson City judges file for re-election

Both of Carson City’s district judges filed for re-election Monday morning. Todd Russell and Jim Wilson filed on the opening day of candidate filing for the 2020 election. Russell, a Carson City native, was first appointed to the bench in January 2007. He graduated from Carson High in 1965 and received his law degree from McGeorge School of Law in 1974. He was a deputy attorney general until he entered private practice in 1976.

Choir for over-65 launches in Carson City

The Brewery Arts Center is launching a choir for Carson City residents over 65.

University teaches nutrition to American Indian and rural kindergarteners

Young children living on American Indian reservations, and children living in rural areas adjacent to them, often have limited access to nutritious fruits and vegetables, as well as to nutrition education.

Sierra Nevada Realtors raise more than $20K for local charities

Sierra Nevada Realtors donated $20,497 to local charities in 2019, according to a news release. The organization also collected and donated items to charities beyond monetary contribution and participated in events for the benefit of Carson City, Carson Valley, and Dayton.

Northern Nevada’s construction industry shows no signs of slowing

Northern Nevada economic development leaders have spent the better part of the decade taking steps to diversify the region’s economy by luring dozens of technology and advanced manufacturing companies to greater Reno-Sparks. But construction is still a pillar of Northern Nevada’s economy — and the industry shows no signs of a pending slowdown.

Sunday, January 5

Carson City birth announcements for December 12 to 26, 2019

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Elizabeth and Steven Kirkpatrick of Gardnerville, Louis Wright Kirkpatrick, born Dec. 12, 2019, weighing 6 pounds and 6 ounces.

Safe Routes to School names Carson City parent survey winners

Yahir Herrera, a third grader from Mark Twain Elementary School, and Adria Bass, a kindergartner from Bordewich Bray Elementary School, were awarded prizes for their parents’ participation in a survey designed to develop a School Safety Review Study.

Laura Bettingen

LAURA JEAN FRADY BETTINGEN, 74, of Carson City passed away August 30, 2019. Arrangements are in care of Simple Cremation, (775) 324-3720.

Western Nevada College News & Notes: Program additions provide more opportunities

With 2019 in the rearview mirror, now is an opportunity to create a new you at Western Nevada College in 2020. To help students move their careers forward and become more prosperous in the future, the college is offering a new academic program certificates and certifications after they were approved by the Nevada System of Higher Education.

Manufacturing leads the way in Nevada’s 2020 jobs outlook

Advanced manufacturing has been a target industry for regional economic development leaders as a means to buoy Northern Nevada’s economy when the next recession hits. It’s among the fastest-growing industries in Greater Reno-Sparks, and in October, total manufacturing employment in the Reno-Sparks metropolitan statistical area surpassed total manufacturing employment in Las Vegas for the first time.

Jim Valentine: Busting a few real estate myths

Let’s get the New Year started on the right track by exploring real estate myths and how they could affect your personal decisions. We’re using the word myths loosely to describe established beliefs or truisms. Times and circumstances change and so do the myths and their rigidity and applicability. So, in no order of priority, we share with you some things that might help you in 2020.

Nevada News Group partners with Good Day Carson, NGBN Carson City TV

The National Grassroots Broadcasting Network (NGBN) and its flagship affiliate, NGBN Carson City TV, are partnering with the Nevada Appeal and Nevada News Group to form a media partnership.

Saturday, January 4

Senior menus for the week of January 6, 2020

Note: Menus for week of Jan. 6 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Melanie Mullins Wilhelm

Melanie Mullins Wilhelm April 16, 1944 - December 14, 2019 Melanie Mullins Wilhelm, age 75, passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2019 with her daughter by her side.

Joan Haskins

Joan Haskins, 85 of Carson City, passed away on December 31, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Lois J Rose

Lois J Rose, 88 of Carson City, passed away on December 31, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Spencer Wade Jones

Spencer Wade Jones, 5 years old of Dayton, passed away on December 30, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Bryan and Darlene Berry of Carson City celebrate 60th anniversary

Bryan and Darlene Berry, residents of Carson City since 1975, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 23 (wedding was on Dec. 23, 1959) with a family dinner. They have two children, Craig (wife Shannon) and Kathleen (Ken); two grandchildren, Joshua Berry and Chelsea Tucker; and two great-granddaughters, Addison and McKenzie Berry.

Jazz, Jazz and more Jazz for Wolf Pack in win over Boise State

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack kept playing a smooth Jazz record over and over Saturday afternoon at Lawlor Events Center.

Carson City Road Report for Jan. 6-12, 2020

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

Groups post blue bows representing National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Representatives from Xquisite and Advocates to End Domestic Violence partnered to post blue bows along Carson Street Friday to signify January as National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Kelly Bullis: Getting ready for doing your tax return

It’s that time of year again. We have started up a new membership at the gym, thrown out the rest of the Christmas treats, stopped checking our weight (so we don’t get depressed at how many pounds we gained), have come up with a creative way to turn “19” into “20” on our checks, and now we’re starting to receive tax documents (W-2s, 1099s, etc.) in the mail.

71 new state laws for Nevadans to learn

A total of 71 new laws took effect Wednesday, including the mandate to implement automatic voter registration, barring insurance companies from denying a person coverage because of pre-existing conditions and prohibiting the sale of vaping products to anyone under age 18.

Roger Diez: Daytona welcomes the new year with a roar

This weekend the sound of racing engines will echo off the walls of Daytona International Speedway for the first time in the new decade. It’s the Roar Before the 24, the test and tune session for 40 exotic machines that will compete in this year’s Rolex 24. The twice-around-the-clock race itself will get underway three weeks from today with four classes of endurance racers; the DPi prototypes, the LMP2 prototypes, and the production-based GT LeMans and GT Daytona classes. This weekend will also be the first public outing of the new mid-engined Corvette C8R. Driving the yellow No. 3 car will be Ricky Taylor, Antonio Garcia, and Nicky Catsburg. The No. 4 silver C8R is expected to debut before race weekend.

Friday, January 3

Daryl Capurro

Daryl Capurro May 27th, 1943 - December 25th, 2019

Patricia Bagley Fike

Patricia Bagley Fike February 26th, 1942 - Dec 28, 2019 Patricia Ann Bagley Fike February 26, 1942 - December 28, 2019

Jay Whittington

JAY WHITTINGTON, 78, of Carson City passed away December 31, 2019. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Ohio holds off Nevada Wolf Pack in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

BOISE, Idaho — Nathan Rourke accounted for 241 yards of offense and ran for a touchdown to help Ohio beat Nevada 30-21 on Friday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Nevada Guard battalion prepares for deployment to Poland

RENO — The first Nevada Army National Guard battalion to deploy to Europe in peacetime received a sendoff Friday in a mobilization ceremony conducted at the Harry Reid Readiness Center north of Reno.

Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range closed until Jan. 17

The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range will be closed until Jan. 17 for lead reclamation operations. For safety reasons, all shooting activities, including reservations and public use, are canceled during construction.

Kris Pickering to become chief justice of Nevada Supreme Court

Kris Pickering will become chief justice of the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday. The leadership of the high court rotates among the members of the court.

Bison Short Ribs are a perfect comfort meal (recipe)

The Bison Short Ribs are one of the more popular dishes at Js’ Old Town Bistro in Dayton. They make a perfect comfort meal on a chilly winter night. This recipe can feed a crowd, so it works great for a big game or just having friends and family over for a nice meal. Plus, it gets you out of the kitchen in time to enjoy visiting with your guests. Served with Js’ Creamy Parmesan Polenta it’s a real crowd pleaser.

Cycle of revenge: What’s next after killing of Iran general?

JERUSALEM — The unprecedented killing of Iran’s top general in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq has sent shockwaves across the Middle East, with Iran and its allies vowing revenge amid fears of an all-out war. But while they have vast arsenals and are within striking distance of U.S. troops deployed in Syria, Iraq and the Gulf, Iran may be wary of launching a retaliatory attack that could ignite a major conflict

Carson High grad set to play soccer for Long Beach State

After having plenty of success, Carson High grad Isabella Wakeling thought she was done playing soccer when her high school career ended.

Thursday, January 2

Fred Oscar Younker

Fred Oscar Younker Fred Oscar Younker, longtime Fallon businessman, passed away in Berrien Springs, Michigan on December 26, 2019.

Jacob Wayne Silva

Jacob Wayne Silva, age 30, of Dayton, NV passed away January 1, 2020. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home. (775)882-2644

Silver State pageants encourage women to become community advocates

Cecilia Merrell remembers her father made sure she and her siblings were always well fed as they grew up, while their mother worried they were overeating. Merrell said her father and his sister grew up as foster children in a home that meticulously tracked all of its food.

Carson City baby is Northern Nevada’s first for 2020

Royce Ponton of Carson City gave birth to Northern Nevada’s first baby of 2020, Leviathan Wayne Ponton, at 12:53 a.m. Jan. 1 at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.

Carson City rifle range may be open 6 days a week by March

The Carson Rifle and Pistol Range is on track to reopen six days a week before spring. The Board of Supervisors on Thursday allocated an additional $432,039 and approved an $809,410 contract with Four Point Engineering for construction there that, barring weather delays, should be completed in March.

Joe Santoro: The never-boring way of the Nevada Wolf Pack’s Jay Norvell

Playing in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is supposed to be about as meaningful, stressful and pressure-packed as a kindergarten soccer game on the playground at recess.

Nude man held for domestic battery, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

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

Prison Hill recreation focus of Carson City meeting

Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space is holding a public meeting to discuss plans for the Prison Hill Recreation Area.

Lake Tahoe ski resort’s parking fees challenged by lawsuit

CRYSTAL BAY — Two season pass holders at a Lake Tahoe-area ski resort have filed a lawsuit against the resort’s owner over new parking fees they say were unjustly imposed.

Nevada National Guard unit to deploy soldiers to Europe

Dozens of Nevada Army National Guard soldiers are set to deploy to eastern Europe for a year. The 757th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion will send approximately 80 soldiers to Poland and nearby Baltic countries to provide logistical support for U.S. and partner nations, Guard officials said Tuesday.

Cab Calloway Orchestra coming to Brewery Arts Center in Carson City

The Cab Calloway Orchestra will play Carson City for the first time on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center.

Wednesday, January 1

Wolf Pack grinds out New Year’s day win over Colorado State

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team enjoyed a New Year’s party Wednesday night, beating the Colorado State Rams 67-61 in front of a crowd of 8,659 at Lawlor Events Center.

Human Bean coffee opens Carson City location

Carson City has a new coffee to-go, and more, option. The Human Bean, a drive-through and walk-up coffee shop serving coffees, teas, smoothies and baked goods, opened on Highway 50 East in early December.

Joe Santoro looks back at the last decade in Nevada Wolf Pack sports

The past decade saw the Nevada Wolf Pack football and men’s basketball programs take us on a wild rollercoaster ride.

The Year That Was: A look back at Carson City’s 2019

January Steve Sisolak was sworn in as Nevada’s 30th elected governor along with the rest of the state’s elected officials. Also sworn in were Supreme Court Justices Lidia Stiglich, Abbi Silver and Elissa Cadish who join Kris Pickering, making Nevada’s high court a female majority.