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Tuesday, June 30

Betty Jean Itano

Betty Jean Itano November 11, 1932 ~ June 29, 2020

David E Dawley

David E Dawley February 19, 1944 - June 16, 2020 Born on February 19, 1944 in San Francisco, California, passed away at home on June 16, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada.

13 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Douglas and Lyon counties

Carson City Health and Human Services reported 13 new positive cases and 13 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Tuesday. This brings the total number of cases to 346, with 243 recoveries and seven deaths, 96 cases remain active.

Nevada casinos report tiny $5.8 million total win for May

With all of Nevada’s casinos closed, May gaming win was a pathetic $5.8 million. That is less than 1 percent of May 2019’s $981.7 million. Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton said the only win reported to state regulators came from mobile sports betting and online poker which were not impacted by the governor’s order to shut down. Almost all of that win came from the Strip and downtown Las Vegas.

Feather River grabs four commits from Carson High football

Four Carson High football players took advantage of a visit from the Feather River College football coaching staff during this past season.

Carson City schools can’t reopen in normal fashion, superintendent says

In a letter distributed to all students, families, employees and community members, Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes announced that due to the emergency directives from the Office of the Governor, schools within the district cannot reopen in normal fashion to begin the 2020-21 school year.

Carson City Sheriff seeks IDs of suspects in school property damage case

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking for assistance in identifying subjects involved in a destruction of property report, according to a news release.

Carson City supervisors to set limit on building permits for 2021

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday will determine the number of building permits allowed next year. Each year the board sets a ceiling on the number of residential building permits that can be issued as part of a growth management strategy.

Casino workers in Vegas sue over coronavirus safety concerns

LAS VEGAS — Unions representing 65,000 Las Vegas-area casino workers accused some resort operators on Monday of putting employees at risk of illness and death during the coronavirus pandemic by skimping on safety measures like a requirement for mask-wearing. "They want to work, but they want to work safe," Culinary Union executive Geoconda Argüello-Kline said of hotel housekeepers, cooks, bartenders, vehicle valets and others. "We're going to do whatever we need to do to protect these workers, these families and this community."

Nevada Legislature building will be closed to public during special session

Legislative Counsel Director Brenda Erdoes has announced that, when Gov. Steve Sisolak calls the special session to fix Nevada’s budget, the Legislative Building will be closed to the public. But she said there will be various ways for the public to view and participate in the proceedings.

Monday, June 29

Marcella George

Marcella George, 61 of Carson City passed away on June 22, 2020. Arrangements are in the care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Darlene M. Gordon

Darlene M. Gordon, 85, died June 24, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Cremation Society of NV- Capitol City 775-882-1766.

4 new cases of COVID-19 in Lyon and Douglas counties

Carson City Health and Human Services reported four new positive cases and no additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Monday. This brings the total number of cases to 333, with 230 recoveries and seven deaths, 96 cases remain active.

Sisolak extends Phase 2 reopening date through July

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Monday extended Nevada’s Phase 2 reopening through the month of July.

19-year-old faces 1st DUI after drive-through accident, Carson City Sheriff's Office says

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

Carson City grants available for coronavirus-related projects

Carson City has $283,213 in community development block grant funding for projects to help battle coronavirus, according to a news release.

Nevada coronavirus uptick hits Latinos, people age 20-49

Nevada health officials announced Monday they intend to release a response plan geared toward containing the coronavirus among demographic groups that have fueled a recent uptick in new cases reported daily: individuals aged 20-49 and Latinos.

Western Nevada College virtual choir releases ‘Seasons of Love’

Broadway Rising! is at it again. The virtual choir created by Western Nevada College and the Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company has released its second performance in less than a month — “Seasons of Love,” a song from the 1996 Broadway musical “Rent,” written and composed by Jonathan Larson.

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era.

Rosen, Cortez Masto introduce Carson City lands bill

U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto have introduced what they termed the Carson City Public Land Correction Act. They said the goal is to promote conservation, improve public lands management and expand economic development opportunities in the capital.

Questions lead to revised Carson City schools homework policy

Franceska Quintana of Carson City knows how challenging it is to keep kids on top of their homework. This past year, she would scan her first-grade daughter’s assignments every day from Bordewich Bray Elementary School with an app on her phone. When her seventh-grade daughter had to complete reading assignments or work packets for Carson Middle School or if her son or daughter attending Carson High School were submitting their own papers through Google Classroom or Docs, she would make sure they were checking in regularly through Zoom.

Sunday, June 28

Lyon County, Carson City report 4 new COVID-19 cases Sunday

Carson City Health and Human Services reported four new positive cases and no additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Sunday. This brings the total number of cases to 329, with 230 recoveries and seven deaths, 92 cases remain active.

Drugging, drinking and one trespassing: Midweek at the Carson City Sheriff's Office

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

Joe Santoro: Do the Reno Aces have a future?

Have we seen the last of the Reno Aces, or at least the Reno Aces that we have come to know? A season without ticket, food and drink and parking sales could prove fatal to minor league baseball operations across the country. If and when the Aces return to the field, will we be able to watch? Will there be bobblehead, blanket, jersey and hat giveaways? Will we have to stand six feet apart in line for an hour or more just to get into the stadium? Will we have to sit six feet apart? Will we have to wear a mask? Will teams in the Aces’ Pacific Division still travel across the country to play teams in the American Division? Will the Aces schedule consist of just 35 games each against Fresno, Sacramento, Salt Lake and Las Vegas?

Nevada mulls EPA reversal of Obama era drinking water rules

LAS VEGAS — The Trump administration has decided a chemical with a notorious legacy in Nevada will not be regulated in drinking water, but state officials say the reversal of the Obama-era policy shouldn’t result in any decline in drinking water standards across the state.

Highway Patrol: Trooper fatally shoots man who fired first

ELKO — A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper fatally shot a man who fired at the trooper during a foot chase in Elko after a traffic stop for suspected drunken driving, the Highway Patrol said Saturday.

Health agency: Data entry error caused bulge in case reports

Nevada on Saturday reported a record daily increase of additional confirmed COVID-19 cases. But health officials later said the bulge largely resulted from laboratory data entry errors that delayed the posting of hundreds of cases from two previous days.

Carson High students earn rankings in national speech contest

Six students from Carson High School took part in the Online National Speech and Debate Tournament between June 14 and 20 featuring more than 5,300 students across the nation and ranked among the highest in the school’s participation in the event in 20 years, according to speech and debate coach Patrick Mobley.

Kelly Bullis: Employee retention credit under CARES Act

Over the last few months, has your business slowed down from the speed of a hare to that of a tortoise? If you have employees and you did not get the PPP Loan or an EIDL loan from the SBA, you may be entitled to the Employee Retention Credit. You must meet at least one of the following: 1. Your business fully or partially suspended operations during any calendar quarter in 2020 due to government orders on the COVID-19 outbreak. 2. Your business experienced a significant decline (more than 50% from the same quarter in 2019) in gross receipts.

Initial unemployment claims decrease for eighth week in Nevada

Initial claims for unemployment benefits decreased to 10,620 during the week ended June 20. Dave Schmidt, chief economist for the Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation, said that is the eighth consecutive week of decreases in initial filings.

Saturday, June 27

Carson City, Lyon and Douglas counties see 6 new COVID-19 cases

Carson City Health and Human Services reported six new positive cases and no additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Saturday. This brings the total number of cases to 325, with 230 recoveries and seven deaths, 88 cases remain active.

Carson City road report for June 29 to July 5, 2020

Road Report as of June 25. The following information applies to the period of June 29-July 5: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work: • Airport Road remains closed in both directions between Woodside Drive and Menlo Drive for installation of new sewer and water utilities, Monday-Friday, all day. Residential access will be allowed. JAC service will continue; however, detours will be in effect.

Several protests throughout downtown Carson Saturday afternoon

A few separate protests took place throughout downtown Carson City Saturday morning and afternoon. On Carson Street, Black Lives Matter protesters took to the blocks in front of the Legislature building while "No Mask" and counter-protesters also lined up.

Lawsuit brewing in fight over game bird in Sierra Nevada

RENO — Conservationists are headed back to court to try to force the Trump administration to protect a rare game bird along the California-Nevada border as the government keeps changing its mind about whether to list the cousin of the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered.

Marion Motley changed Nevada sports and professional football

Don’t forget Marion Motley. There is now a movement on Facebook to erect a statue at Mackay Stadium depicting former Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Such a prestigious honor for Kaepernick would immediately make Mackay Stadium, the University of Nevada and the Northern Nevada community a nationwide leader in the fight against racial injustice.

Jim Valentine: How to value the components

It can be interesting how the assorted components of a transaction take on different values depending on the timing, context and perspective of the parties. While most people focus on the price, there are many tangible and intangible aspects of the negotiation that can be the catalyst for bringing the parties together. Common personal property items that often come in to play in real estate are the kitchen refrigerator, washer/dryer, pool table, hot tub, riding lawn mower, yard art, and tractor.

Sisolak signals coming end to ban on evictions, mortgage payments

Gov. Steve Sisolak has issued a series of directives signaling an end to the ban on evictions and other actions for failure to make rent and mortgage payments.

Roger Diez: Full weekend on track for NASCAR

It’s been a rollercoaster week for NASCAR, both on and off the track. But it was an off-track situation that once again put the series into the national news. An apparent racially-based incident turned out to be something else, but not until the entire garage area walked the pit lane in support of Bubba Wallace. The FBI, called in by NASCAR, determined that the “noose” found in his garage was a knot tied in the rollup door’s pull-down rope and had been there since at least last fall. NASCAR’s statement on the incident read, in part, “We appreciate the FBI’s quick and thorough investigation and are thankful to learn that this was not an intentional, racist act against Bubba. We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all who love racing.” Of course, there’s still the Confederate flag issue for NASCAR to deal with, as demonstrators flew flags outside Talladega Speedway and overhead on an airplane-towed banner.

Friday, June 26

New COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Douglas and Lyon counties Friday

Carson City Health and Human Services reported four new positive cases and 16 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Friday. This brings the total number of cases to 319, with 230 recoveries and seven deaths, 82 cases remain active.

JoAnne Skelly: The June drop

Look under your fruit trees. You might see dozens of tiny fruit on the ground. Don’t worry; it’s the June drop.

Frances Joan Brown

Frances Joan Brown, 86, of Carson City, passed away June 22, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements. 882-4965.

Nevada officials reach deal with feds on illicit plutonium shipments

Nevada officials and congressional delegation Friday announced they have reached a deal with the Department of Energy to remove the plutonium the federal government secretly shipped to Nevada in 2018.

Nevada Supreme Court: LCB Legal can represent Dems in business tax case

In a 5-2 ruling, the Nevada Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Legislative Counsel Bureau’s legal division can represent the Democrats in the case challenging the constitutionality of their vote to eliminate the sunset that would have lowered the Modified Business Tax.

14K performs Saturday for Carson City Flatbed series

With society divided on many topics, guitarist and songwriter Dave Berry hopes music can be a force to unite people in rough times.

Nevada state workers call Saturday rallies over budget cuts

State workers represented by the AFSCME union have set protest rallies for Saturday to demand that Gov. Steve Sisolak include them in negotiations over budget cuts and other changes forced by the pandemic.

2020 STIHL National Championship Air Races canceled

The Reno Air Racing Association has canceled the 2020 STIHL National Championship Air Races originally scheduled for Sept. 16–20.

Carson City Symphony announces Project Euterpe Episode 5

In honor of Father’s Day 2020, Episode 5 of Carson City Symphony’s Project Euterpe presents music by Franz Joseph Haydn, known as “Papa Haydn, the father of the symphony and father of the string quartet.”

Nevada lawmakers OK budget cuts, construction and maintenance reductions

The legislative Interim Finance Committee on Thursday gave its approval to more than $76 million in budget cuts. Finance Director Susan Brown told lawmakers that includes $65.4 million in General Fund budget cuts and the elimination of $21.57 million in one-time appropriations.

Nevada minimum wage increases July 1

Nevada’s minimum wage will increase by 75 cents July 1.

Thursday, June 25

William M. Rogers

William M. Rogers, 80 of Minden, passed away on June 22, 2020. Arrangements are in the care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Protestors demand reopening Thursday evening in downtown Carson

Protestors gathered Thursday evening at the Nevada State Capitol Mall to protestor for the opening of businesses in the area.

11 new COVID-19 cases reported, with 7 in Carson City

Carson City Health and Human Services reported 11 new positive cases and four additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 315, with 214 recoveries and seven deaths, 94 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Retired presidents say protect Nevada community colleges in budget cuts

Five retired community college presidents have sent a letter to the governor and members of the Board of Regents urging them to protect those institutions from being unfairly penalized by budget cuts.

Kurt Muench

In Loving Memory Kurt Muench January 14, 1970 ~ June 27, 2011

Carson City Sheriff's Office on lookout for speeders

The Carson City Sheriff's Office will be looking for speeding drivers as part of a nationwide crack down.

Nevada legislative committee meeting hacked

The Interim Finance Committee meeting was interrupted at noon Thursday when someone posted a photograph of a scowling woman dressed like a nun flipping everyone off on the meeting screen.

U.S. job market's modest improvement may be stalling

WASHINGTON — The number of laid-off workers seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely fell last week, and the reopening of small businesses has leveled off — evidence that the job market's gains may have stalled just as a surge in coronavirus cases is endangering an economic recovery. The government also reported Thursday the economy contracted at a 5% annual rate in the first three months of the year, a further sign of the damage being inflicted by the viral pandemic. The economy is expected to shrink at a roughly 30% rate in the current quarter. That would be the worst quarterly contraction, by far, since record-keeping began in 1948. Economists do expect a snap-back in the second half of the year, though not enough to reverse all the damage.

U.S. virus cases near all-time high as governors backtrack

NEW YORK — The number of new coronavirus cases reported per day in the U.S. stood at more than 34,000 Thursday, just short of the all-time high reached in late April during some of the darkest and deadliest days of the crisis.

May unemployment numbers show improvement as reopening begins

As the economy began to reopen in May, 32,700 Nevadans returned to work. Restaurants and retail stores were allowed to reopen in early May but only at 50 percent capacity in stores or eateries, social distancing, face masks for workers and other controls. Hairdressers and auto dealer showrooms were also permitted to reopen.

Nevada reports more than 500 virus cases in new daily high

LAS VEGAS — Nevada reported more than 500 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, the biggest one-day increase yet as cases in the state climb.

Incline Village man pleads guilty to voting twice in election

TUCSON, Ariz. — A former Tucson resident has pleaded guilty in Arizona to voting twice in the 2016 general election, according to the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

ARRL Field Day in the Lahontan Valley

On June 27, Amateur Radio of Churchill County (ARCC) is participating in the 2020 ARRL Field Day at Lattin Farms, 1955 McLean Road, Fallon.

Man arrested after throwing weight plate through glass at Lyon County Sheriff's Office Sub Station

A 38-year-old Fernley man was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly throwing a weight plate through a glass window at the Fernley Sub Station of the Lyon County Sheriff's Office.

First test of the Cold War: Korea erupted 70 years ago

Pacing their steps on the neatly mowed lawn, Korean War veterans Ken Santor and Jack Delaney placed flowers on a monument commemorating unknown Korean War veterans who are interred in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.

Mayday: The Marines need Tootsie Rolls

Marines crawled on their bellies for Tootsie Rolls. Marine veteran Ken Santor said during the early years of the Korean War, a mortar company hunkered down near Chosin Reservoir ran out of ordnance.

Wednesday, June 24

William P. Turner Turner

William P. Turner 84, of Carson City passed away June 27th, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Kathleen Irwin

Kathleen Irwin, 84, died June 21, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Diane Randall

Diane L. Randall, 79, died June 21, 2020 in Dayton, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Judith Duchene

Judith M Duchene, 82 of Silver Springs, passed away on June 23, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800.

Barbara Townsend

Barbara J. Townsend, 77 of Carson City, passed away on June 18, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800.

James Royce Bardsley

James Royce Bardsley, 88 of Carson City, passed away on June 22, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800.

Nevada to require masks after rise in new virus cases

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Wednesday that Nevada will mandate the use of face coverings in public places in an effort to stem an increase of coronavirus cases that has hit the state as casinos, restaurants and other businesses began reopening.

8 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Lyon and Douglas counties

Carson City Health and Human Services reported eight new positive cases and one additional recovery of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Wednesday. This brings the total number of cases to 304, with 210 recoveries and seven deaths, 87 cases remain active.

Charlie Abowd: A life without deadlines

As we hit the half-way mark, I think it’s safe to say 2020 has been a year most look forward to letting go. And yet, even in its strangeness, its darkness, its sorrow, we’re being called to get clear about what we want, how we want to design or lives and our realities.

WNC to hold drive-through graduations in Carson City, Fallon

Many of Western Nevada College’s graduates are the first in their families to graduate from college. Their feats will be matched with an unparalleled commencement ceremony for WNC. The Class of 2020, which totals a record 650 students, will experience a graduation ceremony that many high school students have enjoyed in previous weeks.

Suspicious package removed from near Carson City Sheriff's Office

UPDATE 4:13 p.m. : Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad removed the suspicious package from the area, which is now deemed safe, all streets are open. The Sheriff's Office will remain closed for the remainder of the day.

Update: 1,600 acre fire burning in Pine Nuts

A lightning strike is the likely cause of a 1,600-acre fire burning in the Pine Nut Mountains east of Gardnerville on Wednesday afternoon.

About 6,700 Nevada primary ballots rejected over signatures

LAS VEGAS — About 6,700 ballots were not counted in this month's primary election after officials could not match signatures on the ballots, according to the Nevada Secretary of State's Office. The 6,749 uncounted ballots represented less than 1% of all ballots mailed to voters ahead of the June 9 primary, which was conducted mostly by mail.

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake shakes Lone Pine, Inyo County

LONE PINE, Calif. — A magnitude of 5.8 earthquake struck a remote area of central California on Wednesday, apparently triggering a rock slide in the Sierra Nevada. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Stokes: Committee working on recommendations for reopening Carson City schools

Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes says its Instructional Reopening Committee, tasked with determining how school will operate in the fall, continues to meet, but all present indications with COVID-19 demonstrate the struggle to offer complete social distancing capabilities for a safe return to physical classrooms.

Remer commits to Arizona State wrestling

In order to describe the type of wrestler Arizona State will be getting next season, you have to look at the body of work of Carson High’s David Remer.

Man has a knife, a machete and now a jail cell, 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.

Friends remember Fallon policeman for community spirit, family

Longtime friend Darin Hammer said at a recent memorial service Jerry Edwards had a special place in his heart for the Fallon community and his family.

Annual community reunion canceled until next year

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another victim — the annual Fallon/Churchill County Community Reunion that was scheduled for Aug. 14-16.

School board meets Wednesday

A Regular Meeting of the Churchill County Board of School Trustees will be held Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the in the Virtual Platform of GotoMeeting, 690 S. Maine St., Fallon, Nevada 89406.

NDOT begins installation of permanent traffic lights

Churchill County motorists are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel in the form of permanent traffic signals at a dangerous intersection on the Reno Highway.

Parade planning coming together

Both the city of Fallon and Churchill County are co-sponsoring the parade, and according to David Ernst, the county’s recreation supervisor, the Downtown Merchants Association is helping with the planning because of their prior involvement in the annual event.

The Nevada Traveler: Revisiting the site of the Fight of the Century

On the southeast corner of Fourth and Toana streets, in an industrial section of Reno, is a battered metal sign in the shape of Nevada.

Hairy Pawter investigates Dogwarts

Watson here, a.k.a. Hairy, just wanted to let you know I’m seriously looking into dog warts. Not the Dogwarts School of Magic but warts on dogs. OK, my mom found a bump on my neck when she was brushing me so it’s investigation time.

USDA expands Farmers.gov features to help manage conservation activities

New self-service features on farmers.gov will help farmers and ranchers manage their conservation activities online and request assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

2020 grads to experience ceremony like no other

Many of Western Nevada College’s 2020 graduates are unique in that they are first-generation college students. Now, they will participate in an unprecedented commencement ceremony for the college at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 25 on the Fallon campus.

Welcome back, movie lovers

After three-and-a-half months of keeping their doors closed and working on a number of exciting projects behind those closed doors, the Fallon Theatre is ready to welcome the public back inside the historic venue on Friday from 4-7 p.m.

CCHS scholarship winners

The following is a list of scholarship winners announced by Churchill County High School. Athletic/academic scholarships are not included.

Commission canvass votes from primary election

Churchill County commissioners met Friday to canvass the votes cast in the county for the 2020 primary elections and convened two days prior to the canvassing for their regularly scheduled meeting.

From Bighorns to Pilgrims, Dunkin to continue lacrosse at NCAA Division III school

When the program was first started six years ago, Kate Dunkin arrived and wanted to try a sport that hasn’t grown in popularity like the East Coast.

Fire restrictions go into place Friday in Carson City

Effective Friday, June 26, the Carson City Fire Department is implementing fire restrictions on city and privately-owned lands within Carson City.

Tuesday, June 23

Theresa Marie (Parnell) Smith

In Loving Memory of Theresa Marie (Parnell) Smith November 28, 1945 ~ May 28, 2020 Theresa M. Parnell Smith has gone home to be with our Heavenly Father on the morning of May 28, 2020.

7 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Storey and Douglas counties

Carson City Health and Human Services reported seven new positive cases and no additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Tuesday. This brings the total number of cases to 296, with 209 recoveries and seven deaths, 80 cases remain active.

Forward progress stopped on wildfire on Mark Way

Carson City Fire crews are responding to multiple reports of wildfires around the Capital Tuesday evening. A fire was reported shortly after 5 p.m. on Mark Way - near Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint.

Traffic stop nets arrest – of passenger, Carson City Sheriff's Office says

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

Nevada again sees biggest one-day increase in virus cases

LAS VEGAS — Nevada on Tuesday reported the biggest one-day increase of new coronavirus cases in the state, the fourth time in the past eight days where the state hit a new daily high.

Carson City Symphony announces Project Euterpe Episode 5

In honor of Fathers Day 2020, Episode 5 of Carson City Symphony’s Project Euterpe presents music by Franz Joseph Haydn, known as “Papa Haydn, the father of the symphony and father of the string quartet.” In this episode, Conductor David Bugli interviews violinist Brian Fox, Concertmaster of the Carson City Symphony and director of orchestras for the Carson City School District, about the role of concertmaster in an orchestra. Dr. Fox is featured soloist playing music by Haydn with the orchestra.

Coronavirus, budget cuts imperil Nevada's struggling schools

Nevada teachers and administrators worry the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic fallout threaten to reverse recent funding hikes passed in 2019 that have buoyed their efforts to lift the state from near the bottom of the nation's education rankings.

Carson City Sheriff's Office seeks witnesses in Friday night stabbing

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division is asking for assistance in locating any witnesses to a stabbing that took place in the 100 block of Rice Street.

Monday, June 22

Fleet Reserve Association auxiliary installs new officers

June is the time for the Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association, Unit #137 to install new officers for the upcoming year. Brenda Horton, president of the West Coast Regional of the Auxiliary of the FRA, was determined that the officers deserved a proper installation even during these difficult times.

Hedwig (Hedy) Agnes Klassen Elswick

Hedwig (Hedy) Agnes Klassen Elswick January 6, 1933 - June 16, 2020 Hedwig (Hedy) Agnes Klassen Elswick, known to her friends as Heidi, passed away at home with family at her side on June 16, 2020.

Steve Harold Moore

Steve Harold Moore Steve Harold Moore passed away on March 28, 2020. Steve Moore was a native of Nevada, spending many years living in Carson City.

Thomas Firestone

Thomas E. Firestone, 79, died June 21, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

9 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Douglas and Lyon counties

Carson City Health and Human Services reported nine new positive cases and no additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Monday. This brings the total number of cases to 289, with 209 recoveries and seven deaths, 73 cases remain active.

Sisolak says special session to fix Nevada budget will be in July

Gov. Steve Sisolak says that, at the request of legislative leadership, the special legislative session needed to fix the state budget will not be held until early July.

Nevada to consider mandate on more electric car offerings

Nevada will consider adopting new regulations to require a larger percentage of cars sold in the state be electric, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday.

Future aviator accepts appointment to Naval Academy

The Brophy legacy is adding another name to it long line of distinguished family members who will attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

Sisolak names Cordova to Public Utilities Commission

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Monday named veteran utility commission lawyer Tammy Cordova as the third member of the Public Utilities Commission.

Sisolak tells Pence Trump’s call for less testing not helpful

In a conference call Monday between Vice President Mike Pence and governors, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said testing is a critical component of Nevada’s Roadmap to Recovery. He advised Pence that President Trump’s call over the weekend for less testing “is certainly not helpful.”

Man stabbed, deputy punched, suspect tazed, 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.

One dead after Carson City motorcycle crash

One person died Sunday night after a motorcycle crash on College Parkway near Otha Street.

High speed chase ends in Silver Springs

A 36-year-old was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of felony eluding and DUI.

Carson City Open Studios Tour Aug. 22-23

The 2020 Jazz & Beyond Music and Art Festival this August will include the second annual Carson City Open Studios Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23 at multiple studios throughout Carson City. This admission-free, contemporary cultural event will showcase about 30 local artists, presenting a wide variety of exceptional visual art and art demonstrations, from painting, sculpture, and 3D art to jewelry, photography, and pottery in about a dozen individual and shared studio spaces.

Sunday, June 21

5 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Douglas and Lyon counties

Carson City Health and Human Services reported five new positive cases and no additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Sunday. This brings the total number of cases to 280, with 209 recoveries and seven deaths, 64 cases remain active.

Girl Scouts’ summer camp tradition going virtual

Local Girl Scout Emilee Elzy, 11, discovered a zeal for archery and was given a bow this past Christmas. Since then, she’s been eager to keep trying her hand at it whenever she gets the chance, and being part of the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada helps her along with that, she says.

Local author’s new book seeks to offer solutions on income disparity

Reno resident and former teacher Robert Gardner says his personal views on the American economy have changed since his youth, and since his time in the classroom and even more recently since COVID-19 has come to light, he’s felt compelled to make an argument on why changing his mind has been for the better.

Jim Valentine: Real estate perspective musings

We’ve said many times in this space that real estate is as much about the reality of the people as it is the real property. The people bring emotion and perspective to the show whereas the real estate is static, it is what it is. People, however, can make it be something greater or lesser than it actually is, especially when measured against their wants and needs.

Change of leadership at The Salvation Army in Carson City and Douglas County

The Salvation Army’s Territorial Headquarters in Rancho Palos Verdes, California has announced that Captains Mark and Leslie Cyr of The Salvation Army in Carson City and Douglas County have been appointed to the Pueblo, Colorado Salvation Army.

Saturday, June 20

Senior menus for the week of June 22

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

Calvin Steele

Calvin Steele, 82 of Carson City passed away on June 18, 2020. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Waltons Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

11 COVID-19 recoveries announced, with 1 new Carson City case

Carson City Health and Human Services reported one new positive case and 11 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Saturday. This brings the total number of cases to 275, with 209 recoveries and seven deaths, 59 cases remain active.

Nevada again sets single-day record rise in COVID-19 cases

Nevada reported 445 additional new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the second straight day the state recorded its largest single-day jump in new cases since the start of the pandemic.

Carson City road report for June 22 to 28, 2020

Road Report as of June 18. The following information applies to June 22-28: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work: • Airport Road remains closed in both directions between Woodside Drive and Minonee Lane, Monday-Friday, all day. Residential access will be allowed. JAC service will continue; however, detours will be in effect.

Joe Santoro: Mock Kyrie Irving? Maybe we should listen

Kyrie Irving is a great basketball player. He’s averaged 22.4 points, 5.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds a game for nine seasons in the NBA. He won a gold medal in the Olympics. He helped his Duke Blue Devils to the Sweet 16 after coming back from an injury. He is a six-time NBA All-Star. He won the league’s 3-point shooting contest. He was a Rookie of the Year. He won an NBA championship. Some things you might not know: He was born in Australia and his father played at Boston University for Rick Pitino.

Kelly Bullis: Owe too much to the IRS?

Well howdy! From time to time, somebody walks into my office with a sad story about how they ended up owing the IRS so much that they feel like they will never be able to pay it off. Believe it or not, there are some ways to settle your tax debt with the IRS for pennies on the dollar. It’s called “Offer In Compromise” or OIC for short.

Lane closures on U.S. 50 in Dayton, Stagecoach start Monday

Highway shoulder and lane closures will begin Monday, June 22 on U.S. 50 between Dayton and Stagecoach as the Nevada Department of Transportation installs intersection lighting. Periodic shoulder and lane closures will take place weekdays from 5 a.m.-2:30 p.m. through late August on small sections of U.S. 50 between Chaves Road in east Dayton and Roy’s Road in Stagecoach.

Roger Diez: Millers dominate at Fernley 95A Speedway

It was “Miller Time” at Fernley 95A Speedway last Saturday as Miller Brothers Racing dominated the Modified events. Robert Miller won the A Mod main and his heat race while brother Randy did the same in the B Mod division. And Rick Miller (no relation) won his Hobby Stock heat but finished fourth in the main, which Tom Haxall won. Shane Ussery took both heat and Main wins in Gen-X. The event was a daytime race, run early to allow competitors to attend the night race at Lovelock.

Friday, June 19

Alana Nicole Day

Alana Nicole Day 1985 ~ 2020 A beautiful and vibrant young woman left this world on June 6th, far too soon.

Barbara Jean Townsend

Barbara Jean Townsend, 77 of Carson City, passed away on June 18, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800.

Jeffrey W. Cutts

Jeffrey W. Cutts, 57, died June 16, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

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

Carson City Health and Human Services reported three new positive cases and one additional recovery of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Friday. This brings the total number of cases to 274, with 198 recoveries and seven deaths, 69 cases remain active.

DMV examiner contracts coronavirus; appointments start Monday in Carson City

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday temporarily suspended all non-commercial driving skills tests statewide after one drive examiner in Las Vegas contracted coronavirus, according to a news release. “We’re taking this brief pause to re-evaluate our protocols. Even though our examiners have been wearing personal protective equipment, the driver and the examiner sit in close proximity during a test. We must continue to put the safety of the public and our employees first,” said DMV Director Julie Butler.

4.9-magnitude quake hits central Nevada near Mina

A 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck central Nevada on Friday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Nevada reports largest single-day jump in new COVID-19 cases

Nevada reported 410 new coronavirus cases on Friday in the state's largest single-day jump in new cases since the start of the pandemic.

Pioneer High School celebrates Class of 2020

Artist and poet Jaeda DeWalt wrote, “When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience.” If there is one word to describe Pioneer High School’s class of 2020, it would be “resilient.”

JoAnne Skelly: Maintenance is never ending

Our landscape is fairly wild, partly because we like it that way for the birds, but also because it simply gets away from me. We love the space of our two-and-a-half acres, but sometimes I get discouraged that our yard will never be pristinely groomed. I have to stop and remind myself how much we do accomplish.

Nevada groundwater order could help save endangered fish

RENO — Conservationists say Nevada's unprecedented interpretation of state water laws to restrict groundwater pumping for development in the desert northeast of Las Vegas could help prevent the extinction of a tiny endangered fish.

Bagwell, Schuette officially declared victors as primary results canvassed

The 2020 primary election results are now official. Supervisor Lori Bagwell is Carson City’s next and first woman mayor and Lisa Schuette is the city’s next Ward 4 supervisor starting next year. Maurice White and Stacie Wilke-McCulloch, the top two vote getters in the race for supervisor Ward 2, will vie for that office in the general election Nov. 3.

‘Impact’ exhibition at CCAI Courthouse Gallery in Carson City

The Capital City Arts Initiative presents its exhibition, “Impact,” by artist Paula Chung at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery through June 29. The Courthouse, located at 885 E. Musser St., is open to the public 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Take a virtual tour of the show at www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQScRPHfCbw.

Former Oregon chancellor to lead Nevada university system

Former Oregon University System Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose will take over as chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education in September after the state Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve her four-year contract on Thursday.

WNC announces 433 students on Spring Dean’s List 2020

Western Nevada College has named 433 students to the Spring 2020 Dean’s List. For consideration to WNC’s Dean’s List, students must complete at least 12 units during the semester and accumulate a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

Unemployment down in May as Nevada businesses rehire workers

Nevada’s unemployment rate dropped in May as businesses rehired 32,700 furloughed workers as bars and restaurants reopened. That dropped the unemployment rate from 28 percent to 25.3 percent.

Thursday, June 18

Rose Mary K Gamble

Rose Mary K Gamble October 28, 1939 - May 23,2020 Rose Mary Kyner Gamble passed away on May 23, 2020 in Chattanooga.

Shirley Jean McDermott

Shirley Jean McDermott July 11, 1943 ~ June 16, 2020

5 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Douglas and Lyon counties

Carson City Health and Human Services reported five new positive cases and two additional recoveries ofCOVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Thursday. This brings the total number of cases to 271, with 197 recoveries and seven deaths, 67 cases remain active.

Nevada awarded COVID counseling grant

The state has been awarded $654,640 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for crisis counseling.

Carson City supervisors delay rezoning decision

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday delayed a residential rezoning decision telling staff to find a solution that better suits the neighborhood. At issue is a 5.3-acre parcel at the northeast corner of Silver Sage and Clearview drives. The Planning Commission voted to recommend a zoning map change from single-family one acre to single-family 6,000 square feet, which would increase the number of allowed lots from five to 38. The applicant is J.J. Summers LLC.

Kate Johnson: Rhubarb will win your heart

Personally, I find there is nothing quite like rhubarb to define summer. In Montana it could be found in every yard in the neighborhood. As a child, the preferred way to enjoy rhubarb was to cut the stock, get rid of the leaf, wash it up and promptly dip each bite into a cup filled with sugar - munching away. Some years ago, I purchased a rhubarb plant for my garden from our local Greenhouse Garden Center.

Masks required at casino table games in Nevada

LAS VEGAS — Nevada casinos are now requiring gamblers and spectators to wear protective face coverings at table games that have no barriers. The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Wednesday updated its health and safety policy required for the reopening of casinos, tightening rules for gamblers sitting down to play.

School district seeks feedback on returning to school in fall

The Carson City School District is making plans to reopen school this fall and is seeking parent and family feedback through an online 10-question survey. Given various school-related experiences caused by the pandemic, the school district is inviting families to take a few moments to share their thoughts, ideas and suggestions about returning to school. Participation is voluntary and responses are anonymous.

Public Utilities Commission issues solar contractor warning

The Public Utilities Commission has issued a warning stating that there have been several incidents this year involving solar contractors damaging natural gas pipelines when installing electrical grounding rods. A spokesman said the contractors did not call the 811 number to have utility officials mark the location of gas lines before installing the grounding rods. While gas pipes are required to be at least 12 inches underground, homeowners often change the final grade of the soil on their property, leaving gas lines closer to the surface than they were when installed.

Nevada DMV shut down to all customer traffic Saturday

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will be shut down to all customer traffic Saturday. The 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. outage will affect all DMV websites, kiosks, emission stations and other services. The offices themselves are still closed to the public.

More than a game: Nevada Wolf Pack football made stands against racism in 1940s

Before Colin Kaepernick there was Horace Gillom, Sherman Howard, Alva Tabor and Bill Bass.

Turning point of World War II

On a cloudy, windy early morning of June 6, 1944, the largest amphibious invasion in military history began its quest to recapture most of the European continent from Hitler’s control in what has been called as “The Longest Day.”

Wednesday, June 17

Harry Leroy Brown

Harry LeRoy Brown November 27, 1923 - June 11, 2020 Harry Brown of Austin, Nevada passed away on Thursday June 11, 2020 at the age of 96.

Wyatt P. Norvell

Wyatt P. Norvell, 63, died June 13, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Jeffery Hayes Loflin

Jeffery Hayes Loflin age 76, of Carson City, NV passed away on June 12, 2020. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home. 775-882-2644.

Susan K Morris

Susan K. Morris, 78, died June 11, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Lori Bagwell will be Carson City's next mayor

The Carson City Clerk released unofficial final results for the primary election Wednesday night. Another 178 votes were counted in the final few days. The Carson City Board of Supervisors will canvass the vote during a special meeting of the Carson City Board of Supervisors at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 19 in the Sierra Room of the Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Lyon County has 2 new COVID-19 cases; 4 recoveries reported

Carson City Health and Human Services reported two new positive cases and four additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Wednesday.

Carson City Symphony announces Project Euterpe Episode 4 with songwriter Miller

In Episode 4 of Carson City Symphony’s Project Euterpe, conductor David Bugli interviews entertainer Tom Miller. Miller is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, flutist, saxophonist and luthier (maker of string instruments) among other things. He was featured soloist on the Symphony’s 35th annual Pops Party Concert at Nevada's Capital Amphitheater last year.

Carson City Sheriff's Office seeks stolen classic car

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is investigating a vehicle theft that occurred in the Northridge area of Carson City on Sunday, June 14.

Unemployment site and call centers down Saturday for computer upgrades

The Employment Security Division’s unemployment site and call centers will be shut down Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while technicians perform a statewide network upgrade.

Nevada to pardon thousands convicted of marijuana possession

LAS VEGAS — Nevada became the latest state with legal marijuana sales to pardon people convicted of possessing a small amount of pot.

Whitehats perform Saturday for Carson City Flatbed Truck concert

The Brewery Arts Center is bringing its Flatbed Truck concert series to the Seeliger Elementary School and Sonoma Park neighborhoods.

One man arrested twice, 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.

UNLV removes Hey Reb! statue following student protests

LAS VEGAS — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has removed a statue of its "Hey Reb!" mascot from in front of its alumni center following outcry from student groups, including the Native American Student Association

Jazz & Beyond 2020 festival committee announces art winners

The Jazz & Beyond festival committee announces the winner of the 2020 poster and program cover art contest is Karen Kreyeski for her entry “After Midnight Jam.”

Trotter, McCormick named NIAA/One Nevada Top Ten Student-Athletes

Fallon’s Ashby Trotter and Tommy McCormick have been named two of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and One Nevada Credit Union's Top Ten Student-Athletes for Northern Nevada, marking the first time two recipients came from Churchill County High School in the same year.

City honors boys basketball team

The city of Fallon recognized this year's 3A state boys basketball team players, managers, coaches, CCHS Principal Scott Winter and Superintendent Summer Stephens. The ceremony was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and guidelines. The boys team defeated Elko in overtime to capture its second straight state title.

Youth, high school sports allowed to resume

Youth and high school sports can resume for the first time since March before the pandemic took over the country. But there’s a catch.

Vietnam vet discusses the importance of leadership

LePeilbet speaks at annual Flag Day, U.S. Army birthday ceremony

Happy Father’s Day to pet dads

Watson here and I thought it was time to give a shout out to all pet dads. Having a pet is a big responsibility, and I happen to know many pet dads who take it very seriously. My dad is a perfect pet dad because he’ll get up in the night to let me out, slip goodies under the table when mom isn’t looking, and lets me lounge on the couch to watch sports with him.

Fallon doctor arrested on 2 warrants

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Office arrested longtime Fallon physician Dr. Gary Ridenour last week on two warrants, said Sheriff Richard Hickox.

Churchill County Democratic chairwoman steps down

After serving as chairwoman of the Churchill County Democratic Central Committee for more than a decade, Nyla Howell said the timing is right to step down.

Peaceful protest brings sides together

In what began as an across-the-street debate of the Black Lives Matter movement ended cordially June 8 as both factions met near the end of a three-hour rally with hugs and agreement on similar topics and causes including an end to racism.

‘Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century’ is Nevada Reads feature

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder is a compelling work of immersive journalism describes the lives of nomadic workers who travel from one temporary job to another (including Fallon) to make ends meet. Working long hours at beet harvests and walking miles in Amazon warehouses, these mostly older Americans live in their RVs, cars, or vans and represent an increasing population of

Hearings begin on Navy range expansion

Hearings on the U.S. Navy’s proposal to expand its Fallon Range Training Complex have begun to wind themselves on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Heath leads Scharmann for Churchill County commission seat

Although the votes from the 2020 primary election will not be official until Friday morning, it appears Dr. Justin Heath has upset incumbent Harry “Bus” Scharmann for the Churchill County Commission District 1 seat. Scharmann, a retired dean of the Western Nevada College’s Fallon campus and interim superintendent for the Churchill County School District, was seeking his third term. He trailed by almost 200 votes, 1,881 to 1,686 as of Tuesday evening. Heath capture 52.79% of the vote. Since no Democratic candidates ran for District 1, Heath will take his oath of office in January.

Dayton church appealing case over virus restrictions

RENO — A Dayton church is asking a U.S. appeals court to overturn a federal judge's refusal to strike down the state's 50-person cap on religious gatherings as unconstitutional. Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley has filed formal notice of its appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco after a judge in Las Vegas rejected its second request last week for a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the hard cap.

Audit will test Carson City data network’s vulnerability

The Audit Committee determined the audit items for Carson City’s coming fiscal year. At the top of the list IT vulnerability, an issue that has taken on new urgency due to the COVID-19 shutdown. “For me, IT vulnerability is paramount, especially now with everyone working from home,” said Supervisor Lori Bagwell, who sits on the committee.

Tuesday, June 16

Bonnie Stewart

Bonnie Stewart September 7, 1939 ~ May 29, 2020 Bonnie Stewart died peacefully on May 29, 2020. She was 80 years old and passed away at home surrounded by her family when closing her eyes to sleep in our Lord.

Edith Marilyn Ekstedt

Edith Marilyn Ekstedt, 80, of Fallon, NV passed away on June 9, 2020. Arrangements are in the care Smith Family Funeral Home, 775-423-2255.

6 recoveries, new COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Douglas County

Carson City Health and Human Services reported two new positive cases and six additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Tuesday. This brings the total number of cases to 264, with 191 recoveries and seven deaths, 66 cases remain active.

Shirtless, tossing rocks at cars, and 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.

U.S. 95A lane closures start Wednesday between Yerington, Schurz

Single lane closures will take place Wednesday, June 17 through July 1 on sections of Alternate U.S. 95 between Yerington and Schurz as the Nevada Department of Transportation resurfaces the roadway.

Nevada’s original pinup girl

Before glamorous Hollywood pinup girls such as Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth and Lana Turner in the 1940s there was an exuberant, energetic, bouncy Nevada Wolf Pack majorette with the most famous knees in America.

Carson City committees discuss Waterfall Trailhead project

Discussion of the Waterfall Trailhead and Kings Canyon Road project dominated a joint meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission and Open Space Advisory Committee on Monday. The project will reconstruct about one mile of Kings Canyon Road and add a parking lot near the top of the street to provide access for visitors to the Waterfall Trailhead there.

Nevada’s state museums set to reopen

Nevada’s state museums will open their doors later this month and in July, welcoming back visitors to experience the stories and artifacts of the Silver State.

Carson City School District announces summer learning resources

The Carson City School District has announced the launch of several summer learning resources for parents and families. The goal of continuing summer learning is to help students stay fresh academically, build upon what they've already learned and prepare for the next school year and grade level.

Monday, June 15

Wyatt Pittman Norvell

Wyatt Pittman Norvell January 23, 1957 ~ June 13, 2020

Arvel Alonzo Fallis

Arvel Alonzo Fallis May 5, 1930 - June 3, 2020 Arvel Alonzo Fallis passed away peacefully on June 3, 2020 in Forest, Virginia.

Shirley Ann Conroy

Shirley Ann Conroy March 25, 1938 ~ June 11, 2020 Shirley Ann Conroy age 82, passed away on June 11, 2020 in Carson City, NV. She was born on March 25, 1938 in Spencer, WI.

Ruben Nunez

Ruben Nunez, 88 of Carson City passed away on June 12, 2020. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Wyatt P. Norvell

Wyatt P. Norvell, 63, died June 13, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Sisolak: Nevada not ready for Phase 3 reopening, Legislature will have special session

Gov. Steve Sisolak says Nevada is doing well but is not yet ready for further reopening. He said the state has experienced some trends that require more analysis. He said one key factor is that Nevada is now testing far more people, which is going to raise the number of positive cases. But he said the percentage of positives from those tests is remaining low despite the increased testing.

7 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City and Douglas County

Carson City Health and Human Services on Monday is reporting seven new positive cases and one additional recovery of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 262, with 185 recoveries and seven deaths, 70 cases remain active.

Attorney General offers possible police reforms to lawmakers

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford has sent state lawmakers an ambitious list of police reform proposals that, if passed, could ban practices like chokeholds and give the attorney general's office power to investigate police department practices.

Sisolak calls for inquiry into Las Vegas observer arrests

LAS VEGAS — Nevada's governor called for an investigation into the arrests of legal observers at a protest against police brutality on the Las Vegas Strip.

Nevada gets $1.2 million flu preparedness grant

The federal Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Nevada $1,279,710 to prepare for the coming flu season. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., said both the flu and COVID-19 strain Nevada’s health care system. She said the difference is there is a flu vaccine so preparations will help hospitals and providers cope with the pandemic as well.

Most of Nevada under red-flag warning due to fire danger

RENO — The National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning due to high fire danger for most of Nevada stretching into parts of California, Arizona and Utah.

PUC officials say pandemic makes more eligible for Lifeline phone and web help

Officials at the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada say the economic shutdown and furloughs of thousands of people have made many more consumers eligible for Lifeline, a program that helps low income people get affordable broadband and telephone services.

School district announces summer learning resources

The Carson City School District has announced the launch of several Summer Learning Resources for parents and families. The goal of continuing summer learning is to help students stay fresh academically, build upon what they've already learned and prepare for the next school year and grade level.

Hemp farm lawsuit returns to Carson City supervisors

The hemp cultivation suit is on the Board of Supervisors agenda Thursday. In January, Tahoe Hemp LLC filed a complaint against Carson City, alleging that the city was refusing to provide authorization to grow hemp on a portion of Buzzy’s Ranch. The property is now owned by the city and is designated open space, but the previous owner still has the right to use it or lease it for agricultural purposes.

Sunday, June 14

Carson City birth announcements for May 14 to June 4, 2020

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Taylor Stokes and Jeffrey Chung of Carson City, Jackson Kenneth Chung, born May 14, 2020, weighing 6 pounds and 9 ounces.

Carson City, Lyon County report 3 new COVID-19 cases

Carson City Health and Human Services reported three new positive cases and no additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Sunday. This brings the total number of cases to 255, with 184 recoveries and seven deaths, 64 cases remain active.

Western Nevada College: Plans in place to reopen campuses

Western Nevada College is in the process of reopening its campuses to employees, students and community members after being closed for more than three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the NBA came to Reno

Northern Nevada once was the National Basketball Association’s training ground. Some of the greatest legends in league history graced Northern Nevada’s courts for one night each fall over a span of five decades.

Why is my computer soooooo slow?

Computer maintenance, or as we like to call it, Clean and Tune, is important to extend the life of your computer and to improve efficiency – meaning, if your computer is slowing down, you may need to refresh your computer. What is a Clean and Tune and why should I do it?

John Bullis: New IRA rules on distributions

The December 2019 “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” (SECURE) Act made some significant changes in the rules for IRA distributions. Now (in 2020 and later) you can make contributions to your traditional (deductible) IRA. The old rule was if you were age 70 ½ or older, you could not do IRA contributions even if you had earned income from wages or self-employment.

NV Energy may cut power for extreme fire risk

NV Energy officials is again putting in place the Public Safety Outage Management program it established last year. A spokesman said that means the utility will shut off power in areas where there is extreme risk that power lines and equipment could cause a wildfire.

Saturday, June 13

Shirley Conroy

Shirley A. Conroy, age 82, of Carson City, NV passed away on June 11, 2020. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home. 775-882-2644

Bruce Whalen

Bruce D. Whalen, 70, died June 10, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

6 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Douglas County

Carson City Health and Human Services reported six new positive cases and six additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Saturday. This brings the total number of cases to 252, with 184 recoveries and seven deaths, 61 cases remain active.

Carson City road report for June 15 to 21, 2020

Road report as of June 11. The following information applies to the period of June 15-21: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work: · Airport Road remains closed in both directions between Woodside Drive and Minonee Lane, Monday-Friday, all day. Residential access will be allowed. JAC service will continue; however, detours will be in effect.

Report of man stripping leads to DUI arrest, 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.

Sisolak announces distribution of CARES Act cash to local governments

Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered the distribution of $148 million in CARES Act funding to 16 Nevada counties. The money goes to local governments with populations of less than 500,000. The only two entities with more people than that are Clark County and the City of Las Vegas. They receive their money directly from the federal government.

Jim Valentine: Why won’t they come down?

We are often asked why a seller won’t come off their asking price when an offer is made. Sometimes it seems as if buyers expect that a seller must agree to sell for something less than it has been offered for. While homes are often listed high such that it is realistic and reasonable that they would accept something less than the asking price, there is nothing that obligates a seller to sell for anything less than what they are asking.

Initial claims for benefits decrease for sixth week

Initial claims for unemployment benefits totaled 10,748 for the week ending June 6. That is the sixth consecutive week claims have decreased. And for the first time, continued claims by workers filing weekly for benefits fell slightly as well. The 334,182 continued claims reported is down 861 from the prior week.

Friday, June 12

Lyon County reports two new COVID-19 cases; hospitalizations double to 8

Carson City Health and Human Services reported two new positive cases and no additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Friday. This brings the total number of cases to 246, with 178 recoveries and seven deaths, 61 cases remain active.

Nevada DMV to re-open on Monday

Starting Monday, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will re-open all branch offices in the Silver State. “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we stayed home for Nevada. We are excited to reopen our doors to the public on June 15,” said Director Julie Butler. “What I want to make clear right from the start is that there is no need for most people to rush into the DMV. We are doing a phased reopening. We want to serve those who need it the most during the first 30 days.”

Dayton church renews challenge of virus attendance cap

RENO — A Dayton church is trying to renew its unsuccessful bid to strike down the state's cap on the size of religious gatherings, arguing failure to enforce social-distancing guidelines in voter lines during Tuesday's primary election was further proof churches are being singled out in violation of the constitution.

Lawmakers OK $505 million in budget actions to cover most of projected shortfall

The Interim Finance Committee on Friday approved using reserves, agency operating cuts and redirecting other funding to cover most of the projected $812 million budget shortfall for this fiscal year. The actions are expected to cover just over $505 million of that shortfall.

Carson City Library summer reading challenge starts Saturday

The Carson City Library's 2020 Summer Learning Challenge will take place from June 13 to July 31. Summer Learning Challenge participants complete a certain number of virtual programs, activities and reading, depending on their age. Prizes are earned for registration and completion, and participants track all their reading time in a simple app. Everyone who registers will be eligible to receive a special take-home kit, with fun activities to log with their reading.

Cowboy Poetry cancels 2021 event, citing coronavirus concern

ELKO — The annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Nevada is joining other music and art festivals around the nation canceling in-person events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NDOC COVID-19 testing expanded after Carson City prisoner tests positive

The Nevada Department of Corrections has expanded its COVID-19 testing initiative to facilities in Northern Nevada after confirming its first case of an offender testing positive, according to a NDOC news release. The male offender who tested positive was a transfer from Washoe County Detention Center in Reno to Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City.

Roger Diez: NASCAR facing interesting times

If you’re hankering for some live racing Fernley 95A Motorsports Complex is hosting its second points race of the season Saturday at 11 am. Spectator admission is $10 and social distancing and face masks are requested.

Bagwell has 50.36% of Carson City Mayor votes

The Carson City Clerk counted another 1,083 votes on Thursday for the Primary election. Mayor, 4-year term

Nevada state Republican convention will be virtual

The Republican State Party Convention will not be a live event after all. Party officials said the convention set for Saturday will be virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic limits on large gatherings

U.S. Senate committee drops plans to expand Fallon, Nellis training ranges

The U.S. Senate has apparently decided not to support the massive land expansions sought by Naval Air Station Fallon and the Nevada Test and Training Range outside Nellis Air Force Base.

Nevada officials don't think COVID-19 uptick is '2nd wave'

RENO — Nevada health officials are closely monitoring a recent uptick in confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, including the biggest one-day increase to date in the Reno area reported Thursday, but the state's response director isn't yet convinced a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak has arrived.

Nevada Guard set to mark Army birthday, Flag Day on Friday

Everyone is welcome to join the Nevada National Guard onFriday at 10:30 a.m. as it marks both the 245th birthday of U.S. Army andFlag Day with a special guest speaker and the cutting of an Army birthday cake on a Facebook Live broadcast at www.facebook.com/NevadaNationalGuard

The Nevada Department of Public Safety commissions new peace officers

The Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS) commissioned the state's newest Peace Officers Tuesday at the Academy 88 graduation ceremony. The event was held in Carson City at the Legislative Plaza - Capitol Amphitheater, with limited guests in accordance with COVID-19 public health and safety guidelines. The event was also shared live-stream on the Nevada DPS Facebook page.

Thursday, June 11

Robert John Smolnicky

Robert John Smolnicky December 27, 1937 - May 23, 2020

Jacob "Jake" Ramsey Linstrom

Jacob "Jake" Ramsey Linstrom August 31, 1991 ~ June 6, 2020 Jacob "Jake" Ramsey Linstrom, age 28, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020 in Carson City, NV at his parents' home from complications of Goodpasture Syndrome Disease.

Mark A. Danahy

Mark A. Danahy, 67, died May 30, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Steven D. Linnell

Steven D. Linnell, 65, died June 9, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith August 23, 1936 ~ May 30, 2020 Bruce David "Dave" Smith was born August 23, 1936 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, to Bruce I and Helen Hanna Smith. They, and his brother Ned, preceded him in death.

Alana Day

Alana Day, 34 of Carson City passed away on June 6, 2020. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

No new COVID-19 cases, 3 recoveries reported

Carson City Health and Human Services reported no new positive cases and three additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Thursday.

Brewery Arts Center improvises concerts; Grace Hayes performs Saturday

Live music returns to Carson City – while acknowledging social distancing.

Former Sen. Harry Reid says his cancer is in remission

LAS VEGAS — Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says his pancreatic cancer is in remission after he had an experimental treatment aimed at helping his immune system fight the disease. Reid said in an interview Thursday on Fox Business that he feels "Like a million bucks — whatever that's like."

Carson City Sheriff's seeking 17-year-old runaway

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking for assistance in locating a runaway juvenile.

Sisolak: State workers will be furloughed a day a month

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday that state workers will all suffer a one day a month furlough beginning in July to help cover the projected $1.3 billion budget shortfall expected to hit the state in fiscal 2021.

University of Nevada, Reno wants to bring Kaepernick back to campus

RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno has announced plans to bring Colin Kaepernick back to campus and craft policies to make the campus a better place for black students, faculty and staff following the national protests over George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.

Joe Santoro: Many questions as football season approaches

Is the Nevada Wolf Pack really going to be ready to open its football season in a little more than two months? That’s right.

Yerington vice principal arrested for child pornography

A vice principal at Yerington Intermediate School faces child pornography charges, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

Youth Theatre Carson City to hold Virtual Master Class Series

Youth Theatre Carson City is hosting a Virtual Summer Workshop Series, held exclusively online over six weeks, June 16-July 23 as part of their YTCC@Home initiative.

Thursday statewide election update: Bagwell, Schuette still on track win in primary

The Carson City Clerk counted another 1,587 votes on Wednesday for the Primary election. Mayor, 4-year term Lori Bagwell 6,148 51% Tod B. Jennings 1,818 15% Nathaniel D. Killgore 690 5.7% Jim Shirk 2,790 23% Aaron Sims 640 5%

Economic shutdown wiped out sales tax gains in Nevada

Members of the Economic Forum were told Wednesday that the economic shutdown in March wiped out eight months of gains in taxable sales.

Uber offering free rides to shelters for domestic and sexual violence victims

Uber is offering free rides to victims of domestic or sexual violence.

Ronald George Machado

Ron was born in San Francisco, California and was adopted by Manuel and Beatrice Machado. Because of Ron's poor health his family moved to Los Gatos, California where he later attended grammar school. When he was in the 3rd grade his teacher's name was Miss Wesson and she took him " Under her wings" because he was shy. She is now Dr Betty Peck living in Campbell, California. They always stayed in touch and Ron visited her as often as possible.

Nevada governor wants pardons for marijuana convictions

Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced plans to ask the Pardon’s Board to pardon people previously convicted of felony marijuana possession.

Big turnout, but long lines at Nevada polls draw complaints

LAS VEGAS — Nevada's primary election conducted mostly by mail for the first time due to the pandemic produced a bigger turnout than usual but drew complaints and questions from voters in long lines at the few polling places operating Tuesday.

Estimated 22% drop in Carson City room tax revenues, tourism authority says

The tourism authority is expecting a 22 percent drop in Carson City room tax revenues for fiscal year 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The year-end projection of $16.3 million is slightly better than the authority forecast a month ago, when it anticipated a 26.5 percent drop to $15.3 million. The fiscal year ends in June.

Wednesday, June 10

Ellen Kaufman

Ellen Kaufman 1933 -2020 Ellen Kaufman, age 86, wife of Richard Kaufman, of Fallon, Nevada passed away peacefully on Tues., June 2nd 2020 at Saint Mary's Hospital in Reno, Nevada.

Mark Denton Gemette

Mark Denton Gemette July 26, 1962 - May 13, 2020

Steven Lee Simonson

Steven Lee Simonson, 65 of Sun Valley, passed away on June 8, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775- 888-6800.

Carson, Douglas County see new COVID-19 cases; five recoveries reported

Carson City Health and Human Services reported two new positive cases and five additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Wednesday. This brings the total number of cases to 244, with 175 recoveries and seven deaths, 62 cases remain active.

Ackerman retakes the reigns of Carson girls’ basketball

It may be eight years later, but Todd Ackerman hasn’t lost the internal fire to keep coaching.

Carson’s Sever to continue his two-sport running career at Bryan College

Heading to college at a private liberal arts school in Dayton, Tenn., may be a journey too far from home for some.

Casinos doing better than expected, state officials told

Members of the Economic Forum were told Wednesday that customers are returning to newly opened casinos in greater numbers than originally expected. The resorts were allowed to open at 50 percent capacity effective June 4. But Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton said the customers are primarily locals and Californians who can drive to Nevada’s gaming markets.

Nevada now paying out $300 million a week in jobless benefits

The chief economist for the Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation said Wednesday that Nevada is now paying about $300 million a week in federal and state unemployment benefits and has paid a total of some $2.3 billion since the pandemic forced most businesses to shut down.

Clearview to be closed Thursday, Friday

Sierra Nevada Construction crews are preparing the roundabout installment phase of the project.The Carson Street project road closure plan for this week was modified Wednesday. The changes include: Clearview will be closed Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12.

Carson City school board votes to keep Musser Street property

Anticipating growth and seeking to keep an easement for emergency vehicles near the complex, the Carson City school board on Tuesday decided against selling the property to the north of the Professional Development Center at 604 W. Musser St.

USA Parkway lane closures start Friday

Lane closures will begin June 12 on USA Parkway (State Route 439) in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center as the Nevada Department of Transportation resurfaces the highway. Crews will resurface USA Parkway between northern Electric Avenue in the heart of the industrial park and the south Electric Avenue intersection at the southern end of the developed industrial area.

Actor Mario Lopez in Carson City shooting latest movie

Actor Mario Lopez was spotted in Carson City this week according to social media. The actor and entertainment journalists posted an Instagram video talking about the filming of his upcoming movie "Feliz NaviDad."

State, district races that affect Churchill County

Overall vote tally for June 9 Next update on Thursday

Nevada 2020 state primary election results: O'Neill, Loyd lead in Assembly District 40 race

As of Thursday morning at 10 a.m. District 40 Carson/Washoe – Republican x-Philip O’Neill 3,957 – 55 percent Day Williams 3,204 – 45 percent Carson results: O’Neill 3,238; Williams 2,2,613

Sisolak issues directive allowing schools to reopen for summer school

Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed an order allowing school districts, charter and private schools to reopen for summer learning and activities.

Oasis Academy to move high school classrooms to WNC campus

Oasis Academy’s high school students will have more autonomy from the main campus when doors open for the fall semester.

City, county to ring in the Fourth with a parade

A scaled-down version of the annual Fourth of July parade will ring in the community’s first summer event of the pandemic era, Churchill County Manager Jim Barbee said at last week’s commission meeting.

NAS Fallon COVID information

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

Trustees meet at ‘The Pit’ Wednesday

The Churchill County Board of School Trustees meets Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the District Office Auditorium (The Pit). The meeting is available both in the virtual platform of GotoWebinar and in person at the Churchill County School District Auditorium, 690 S. Maine St.

Reflections on the end of World War II

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II that spanned the globe from the European continent to the vast expanses of the Pacific Ocean and beyond.

The Nevada Traveler: Famous firsts established at Carson City’s Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight

Nevada has had a long relationship with legal prizefighting, which can be traced to the heavyweight bout between two men, James “Gentleman Jim” Corbett and Robert “Ruby Robert” Fitzsimmons in Carson City in 1897.

#Free Quilty, the Houdini of cats

There is something irresistible about a great escape caper pulled off by a cat, and when I heard about Quilty I just had to find out what happened. Quilty, a handsome gray tabby, was a resident at the Friends for Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization in Houston and it was there he gained internet fame.

2020 Churchill County Virtual Junior Livestock Show Results

2020 Churchill County Virtual Junior Livestock Show Results April 23-26, 2020

How the burgeoning Walker Lane may split the American West

California won’t fall into the ocean, but it could get nudged hundreds of miles offshore, making Nevada the new coastline of the continent, scientists at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno hypothesize. They have combined decades of data and the latest technology to study the Walker Lane, an approximately 625-mile-long corridor riddled with hundreds of earthquake faults.

Tuesday, June 9

Monte Cristo Earthquake fault still active with 6,500 aftershocks

Three weeks after it woke Nevadans, the Nevada Seismological Lab has tracked a phenomenal 6,500 aftershocks — four at magnitude 5.0 and greater — from the earthquake sequence.

Moretto’s work ethic leads to signing with Butte College

With her team struggling to break free from Boulder City in the 2019 state semifinals in Las Vegas, a new hero emerged on the floor.

Wave football awaits return to summer workouts

Around this time, Brooke Hill is on campus, decked out in his khaki shorts and sporting the newest Greenwave football hat.

Barbara Bruce Olavarria

Barbara Bruce Olavarria April 23, 1949 - June 1, 2020 Barbara Bruce Olavarria passed away on June 1, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. She was born on April 23,1949 in Logan, Utah to June and Lyman Bruce. She was 71 years old.

Kathleen Mary Kawcak

Kathleen Mary Kawcak June 2, 1945 - May 20, 2020 Kathleen Mary Kawcak passed away on May 20, 2020 in Carson City, NV at the age of 74 after a long battle with cancer.

Ray Bullock

Thank You from the family of Ray Bullock We would like to thank all those who have supported and continue to support our family during this difficult time.

Carson City Soroptimist honors high school senior girls and awards scholarships

Soroptimist International of Carson City honored the achievements of local high school seniors. Carson City Soroptimist Girls of the Month are high school seniors selected for exemplary academic achievement, participation in school activities, and community service. Many of these girls have overcome adversity to become leaders in their schools and our community. Each girl joins decades of girls so honored and will have her name added to the plaques located in the entryway at Carson High School.

Carson City primary election results

Preliminary results from Tuesday’s Nevada primary election. Official results are not expected until June 19. If the Carson City vote totals stand, Lori Bagwell would become Carson City’s first female mayor after receiving more than 50 percent of the vote.

Results released for first round of Churchill County voting

The first round of primary results for Churchill County has been announced with 5,261 votes counted.

Lyon County election results

Lyon County results posted Tuesday night. County Commissioner District 3 (Republican) Gary Gladwill 1,818 31.89%

Sisolak says massive budget cuts coming

Gov. Steve Sisolak said Tuesday that Nevada is facing an economic shortfall of $812 million for the fiscal year that ends in just three weeks.

Lyon County woman is seventh COVID-19 death in Quad County region

Carson City Health and Human Services reported a seventh death due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Tuesday. The individual was a female Lyon County resident in her 70s. It is unknown at this time if she had underlying conditions.

Nevada officials OK major Medicaid, K-12 and criminal history contracts

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a $133.4 million increase in the contract to manage Nevada’s Medicaid Management Information System. That raises the total cap on the contract with DXC MS to $556.25 million.

John William Borda

John William Borda passed away on June 5, 2020 at the age of 87 in Carson City, Nevada. He was born in Gardnerville, Nevada on March 27, 1933 to Raymond Borda and Gorgonia Martinez. His parents came to the United States from Europe in the late 1800’s. His father Raymond was very successful as a sheep owner and his mother ran the East Fork Hotel for sixty-one years. They were beloved in Gardnerville and Nevada.

Mining donates to support rural businesses in Nevada

A group of central Nevada mining companies has come together to donate more than $200,000 to help small businesses in small, rural towns make it through the pandemic.

Federal judge upholds Nevada's limit on church services

A federal judge in Las Vegas has ruled against two Nevada churches that argue the state's coronavirus-related restrictions on religious gatherings are unconstitutional.

COVID-19 cases in Nevada top 10,000; 444 deaths reported

State health officials say the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada has topped 10,000.

Legislative Commission approves ballot questions for November

The Legislative Commission on Friday approved the explanations, digests and explanatory information for the four ballot questions that will go before voters in November. The only real debate was over Question 1 that would remove the Board of Regents from the Nevada Constitution, making it a statutory body. Legislators have long complained that the regents are too autonomous and not accountable to the Legislature.

$120 million Nevada solar project to break ground soon

WINNEMUCCA — Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) is expected to break ground on its $120 million Battle Mountain Solar Project in rural Northern Nevada in either June or July. “Con Ed is getting ready to break ground on their project over off the Mote and Valmy area,” Jan Morrison, Economic Development Officer for Northern Nevada Rural Development Authority and Humboldt Development Authority, announced at HDA’s May 20 meeting. “If you remember, that’s called the Battle Mountain Solar Project, although it is all in Humboldt County.”

Monday, June 8

Randy Joseph Lemich

Randy Joseph Lemich October 24, 1954 - June 5th, 2020 Randy Joseph Lemich passed away June 5th, 2020 surrounded by his wife and daughters.

Patricia Brown

Patricia Brown 77, of Gardnerville passed away June 5, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations - Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Charles Warren

Charles Warren 84, of Carson City passed away June 7, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations - Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Carson City School District acknowledges nutrition service workers

The Carson City School District offers a thank you to all the men and women working in nutrition services. These dedicated individuals have been working non-stop to provide meals to the children in need of Carson City.

3 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Lyon County on Monday

Carson City Health and Human Services reported three new positive cases and one additional recovery of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Monday. This brings the total number of cases to 237 with 162 recoveries and six deaths, 69 cases remain active.

Nevada senator applauds $1.7 million COVID-19 grant

The federal Health and Human Services department has awarded Nevada $1,767,879 for health care systems treating patients suffering from the COVID-19 virus.

Governor's Dinner: Silver and Blue vibe takes a year off

The University of Nevada’s annual rite of summer, that intoxicating scent of Scotch, steak, testosterone and silver and blue bravado that wafts over the state capital each July, will be missing next month.

Nevada transportation department board told it must cut $143 million

The Nevada Department of Transportation Board of Directors was told Monday it needs to plan for $143 million in budget cuts this biennium because of declining highway fund revenues caused by the pandemic.

Lawmakers told to reinforce Nevada Supreme Court ruling on bail

Two Clark County public defenders told legislators on Wednesday that they need to reinforce an April ruling by the Nevada Supreme Court that dramatically changed the state’s bail system.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada honored at national conference

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada received an Honor Award for Program Quality in Youth Development Professional Learning & Development at Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Virtual National Conference on May 27-28.

Jim Valentine: Why all the forms and clauses?

The Nevada residential home sale contract today consists of at least 50 pages, and is often longer. The residential contract when we started our careers was one page. What happened? The obvious answer for most of the additional transaction documentation is litigation. So many lawsuits, some warranted, others not, have created the need for specific protection for Buyers, Sellers and Agents.

Carson City clerk: Election night results will be as complete as possible

Carson City Clerk/Recorder Aubrey Rowlatt said Friday her office is doing everything possible to release election results when the polls close at 7 p.m. June 9. She said that includes reports on how the mail-in vote went. To do so, she said her office, like most other clerks in Nevada, is already entering the mail-in ballots they’ve received into the computer.

Sunday, June 7

Carson City birth announcements for May 6 to May 13, 2020

Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Stephany Loza-Franco and James Patten of Dayton, Logan James Patten, born May 6, 2020, weighing 7 pounds and 1 ounce.

3 new COVID-19 cases in Lyon County, 1 new in Carson City

Carson City Health and Human Services reported four new positive cases and two additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Sunday. This brings the total number of cases to 234 with 161 recoveries and six deaths, 67 cases remain active.

Woman knocked out with flashlight, 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.

Joe Santoro: Some cheaters pay the price, some don't

OK, I admit it. I watched every second of ESPN’s two-part, four-hour Lance Armstrong documentary the past two Sundays. I found it highly interesting, evocative, thought-provoking and revealing. The Tour de France is the single most grueling, challenging and interesting sports event of the year. The competitors, every last one of them that even dares to enter the race, let alone finds the courage and determination to actually finish it, should get a medal and a parade in his hometown.

Kelly Bullis: Is your business really just a ‘hobby’?

Now how many folks, who are spending more time in their business than they ever would just being somebody else’s employee, would call that business “just a hobby?” Well the IRS just might want to call your business a “hobby.” Why would they do that? Simple, by doing so, it disqualifies ALL related expenses and only the GROSS income is taxed.

Grocery Outlet opens in Dayton

Grocery Outlet opened its newest location June 4 at 7 Dayton Village Parkway in Dayton. The store, independently operated by Daniel and Kathleen Knight, created 33 jobs, according to a press release from the Emeryville, California-based grocery chain.

Carson City School board to consider property sale, homework policy Tuesday

The potential sale of a portion of Carson City School District property north of the Professional Development Center and proposed changes to the district’s homework policy will be up for discussion among other items at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Carson City School Board.

Saturday, June 6

Senior menus for the week of June 8, 2020

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

Wayne and Judy Manning of Carson City celebrate 60 years

Wayne and Judy Manning of Carson City celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 5.

Clydene Michelson

Clydene Mickelson 1940 - 2020 Clydene Mickelson left her earthly body behind to reside among her angelic tribe on May16, 2020.

Gerald "Jerry" Paddock

Gerald "Jerry" Paddock , 82, died June 4, 2020 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Brent Howerton

Brent Howerton Jan 14, 1949 - May 28, 2020 Brent R. Howerton passed away on May 28th at the age of 71 after a 7-year battle with cancer.

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

Carson City Health and Human Services reported three new positive cases and four additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Saturday. This brings the total number of cases to 230 with 159 recoveries and six deaths, 65 cases remain active.

Carson City road report for June 8 to 14, 2020

Road Report as of June 4. The following information applies to the period of June 8-14: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work: • Airport Road will be closed in both directions between Woodside Drive and Minonee Lane, Monday-Friday, all day. Residential access will be allowed. JAC service will continue; however, detours will be in effect.

Smothers’ determination carries him to Lassen College basketball

Hustle and determination have carried Nate Smothers through high school basketball.

Carson City Parks and Recreation re-opening some facilities

Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space is re-opening of some recreation facilities and services. Multipurpose Athletic Center (MAC) – 1860 Russell Way, opened Friday. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, but reservations are required.

CHS honors 467 'superstars' at Saturday's drive-through graduation

The members of Carson High School’s Class of 2020 completed their year in style Saturday, walking proudly to collect their diplomas after exiting their family cars, elbow bumping with administrators and taking their official photos before rejoining their families.

Carson City Symphony announces Project Euterpe episode 3 with Russian string quartet

In Episode 3 of Carson City Symphony’s Project Euterpe, Conductor David Bugli introduces the Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia, playing "Nocturne" from Alexander Borodin's String Quartet No. 2.

Western Nevada College students benefit from Campagni Auto Group's efforts

Conditions in Northern Nevada have changed dramatically over the past few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, one thing has remained consistent: Carson City Toyota and the Campagni Auto Group’s commitment to this community including students and higher education at Western Nevada College. Annually, Carson City Toyota, part of the Campagni Auto Group, provides scholarships to area high school students to attend Western Nevada College. This financial boost helps students pursue their associate degree of choice and careers in auto mechanics.

Carson City Library opens Monday with reduced hours

The Carson City Library is reopening to the public Monday with the hours of 1-6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Curbside pick-up service will continue to be available 10 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday.

Carson City supervisors want asphalt plant odor reduced

The Board of Supervisors largely upheld a Planning Commission decision requiring Tahoe Western Asphalt to mitigate odors at its plant or risk losing its permit to operate there.

Legislative commission creates new high-paid job

The Legislative commission on Friday approved appointment to two major positions —Legislative Counsel and a new title of General Counsel. Republicans generally voted against the appointments, not because they had a problem with creation of a General Counsel, which would be co-equal to the Legislative Counsel, but because the proposed General Counsel was Kevin Powers.

Roger Diez: Natenstedt tops locals at Fernley 95A

In local racing news, last Saturday’s season opener at Fernley 95A Speedway was well-attended by drivers and fans. Approximately 50 cars were on hand, with the IMCA A Modifieds fielding enough cars to run six heats and a B main. Shawn Natenstedt of Fernley topped local drivers with a third place in the A main behind California racers Alex Stanford and Randy McDaniel.

Friday, June 5

Carolyn E. Orvis

Carolyn E. Orvis, 85, of Carson City, passed away May 25, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements. 775-882-4965

Robin P. Wilson

Robin P. Wilson, 72 of Carson City passed away on May 31, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Ann Marie Kauf (née Rawson)

Ann Marie Kauf (née Rawson) June 29, 1940 ~ May 29, 2020 Ann Marie Kauf (née Rawson), 79, passed away just one-month shy of her 80th birthday, in the early hours of May 29th 2020.

7 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Douglas and Lyon counties

Carson City Health and Human Services reported seven new positive cases and no additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Friday. This brings the total number of cases to 227 with 155 recoveries and six deaths, 66 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Prosecutor: Las Vegas officer was targeted at protest

LAS VEGAS — A prosecutor said Friday a 20-year-old Las Vegas man deliberately shot and gravely wounded a police officer during a Las Vegas Strip protest of the death George Floyd in Minneapolis, and said the man fired at least two other shots that night.

Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go

When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in 2016, he was mostly alone.

Carson High's Class of 2020’s top students rise above final semester’s trials

Four top students in Carson High School’s Class of 2020 all came from different paths and will head off on individual futures, but they all agree on at least one thing: The past semester was decidedly unconventional – and memorable. COVID-19 changed their final push to the finish line in a number of ways, but they remained successful.

Governor, black leaders call for changes to rid Nevada society of implicit racism

Joined by several of Nevada’s top black leaders, Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday called on lawmakers and citizens alike to listen to communities of color who are “crying out” for an end to racism in society. He said the killing of George Floyd stems from “decades of systemic inequality.”

Lawsuit filed to protect northeast Nevada fish

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed suit accusing the Trump administration of illegally delaying action on a petition to protect an endangered Nevada fish.

Nevada defends church services cap; Lyon County sheriff won't enforce

RENO — Nevada's lawyers are stepping up their defense of Gov. Steve Sisolak's 50-person cap on religious gatherings in a legal battle with leaders of a Dayton church who say it violates their constitutional right to exercise their beliefs.

Linda Marrone: Farmers’ market season getting underway

Normally for my column in June, I would write about the Carson Farmers Market opening and all the wonderful produce coming our way for the next four months and it still will be, just with some changes.

What to expect for Carson High graduation, materials collection Saturday

Carson High School’s graduation on Saturday won’t be the typical ceremony for the Class of 2020. Graduates, students, families and friends preparing for the end of the school year and graduation itself planning to attend Saturday’s activities should plan in advance for new procedures due to social distancing guidelines, according to communications from high school Principal Gavin Ward.

Thursday, June 4

Elva Johnson

Elva Johnson, 96 of Carson City passed away on June 3, 2020. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

6th COVID-19 death, 18 news cases reported on Thursday

Carson City Health and Human Services reported an additional death due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to six. The individual was a male Carson City resident in his 70s. It is unknown at this time if he had underlying conditions. CCHHS is also reporting 18 new positive cases and one additional recovery of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 220 with 155 recoveries and six deaths, 59 cases remain active.

Lawmakers accept $96.25M grant to expand virus testing, contact tracing

The Legislative Interim Finance Committee on Monday voted to accept two federal grants totaling $96.25 million to pay for the state and local governments to greatly expand testing for the COVID-19 virus and develop effective contact tracing to stem any potential resurgence of the virus in the state.

Carson City cancels July 4 fireworks

Carson City’s Fourth of July fireworks and carnival have been canceled and may be moved to Labor Day weekend. The event, now in its 28th year, is hosted as a fundraiser for Nevada Rural Counties RSVP Program, Inc., with the support of the city.

Carson City supervisors pass diesel tax

The Board of Supervisors instituted a 5 cent per gallon tax on diesel fuel sold in Carson City. The vote on Thursday was 4-1 with Supervisor Lori Bagwell voting no. The tax takes effect starting Aug. 1 and will sunset Dec. 31, 2022 unless a ballot measure to extend it is passed by voters in the 2022 election.

Online dating and extortion scam reported

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls in the past month in reference to an online dating and extortion scam.

More than 1 month of declining coronavirus rates in Nevada

Nevada has seen more than a month of declining rates of coronavirus-related hospitalizations and positive tests for COVID-19, Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday.

Carson City coronavirus community-based testing Tuesday

Community-Based Testing for residents without symptoms An additional community-based testing event for Quad-County residents without symptoms will be held June 9, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Rd., Carson City.

Carson City farmers market starts Saturday

The Carson Farmers Market is kicking off the 2020 season COVID style. There will be modifications to the market to comply with all state and local laws and requirements to allow them to remain operating. The Carson Farmers Market will begin Saturday and runs every Saturday through the last weekend on Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the parking lot at the corner of the 3rd and Curry Street.

After historic casino closure, gambling returns to Nevada

LAS VEGAS — The casino coronavirus closure has ended. Cards are being dealt, dice are rolling and slot machines flashed and jingled for the first customers who started gambling again early Thursday in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office to focus on pedestrian safety

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be joining forces with other law enforcement agencies statewide focusing on pedestrian safety through June 21.

Former Bishop resident had to wait before enlisting in World War II

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — As soon as he could join the military, Robert “Bob” LeGoy enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a radar technician, several years after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and other military targets on Oahu on Dec. 7, 1941.

American Century Championship will go on as scheduled July 8-12

Celebrity golf championship will air on NBC Sports but be played without spectators In a collective effort reflecting America’s drive for a return from COVID-19, the American Century Championship will bring golf, celebrity and community service together for the 31st time July 8-12 on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Wednesday, June 3

Carson City Public Works Deputy Director Curtis Horton retires

For nearly three and a half decades Curtis Horton made Carson City Public Works his life’s purpose.

Ronald (Ron) John Wonser

Ronald (Ron) John Wonser August 17, 1934 ~ April 10, 2020 Ronald (Ron) John Wonser, 85, passed away peacefully in his home on April 10, 2020 with family at his side.

Valerie D. Dutter

Valerie D. Dutter June 23, 1951 ~ May 20, 2020

Quad County region passes 200 COVID-19 cases

Carson City Health and Human Services reported four new positive cases and five additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Wednesday. This brings the total number of cases to 202 with 154 recoveries and five deaths, 43 cases remain active.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office looking for 2 runaways

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking for assistance in locating two runaway juveniles.

Maryland man held for firing shots at Fernley motel

A Maryland man was arrested after a vehicle pursuit and additionally charged with firing a gun into a Fernley motel on Tuesday, according to a Lyon County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Nevada betting on health safety as casinos reopen

LAS VEGAS — After 58 days of historic quiet, cards will be cut, dice will roll and jackpots can jingle again 12:01 a.m. Thursday at casinos in Las Vegas and Nevada. There will be big splashes — even amid ongoing protests over the death of a man in police custody in Minnesota that resulted in tear gas in recent nights on the neon-lit Las Vegas Strip — and big hopes for recovery from an unprecedented and expensive shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

$20,000 proposed for changing Carson City blue line

The Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee is recommending spending $20,000 to transform the historic blue line into the Kit Carson Trail. The money would be used to make 46 sandstone historic markers for each stop on the trail as well as printing 2,500 promotional brochures for walking the trail. Embedded in the markers will be refurbished medallions recovered from the downtown Carson Street project.

Las Vegas officer wounded during protest undergoes surgery

LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas police union president says an officer gravely wounded when shot during a Monday night protest against George Floyd's death in Minneapolis successfully underwent surgery to remove a bullet from his neck.

A not-so-traditional graduation: CCHS seniors receive diplomas in a drive-through ceremony

It was a not-so-traditional graduation Friday night as more than 200 Churchill County High School students received their diplomas.

Sailor honors fellow vets on Memorial Day

FERNLEY — A Navy veteran carrying a U.S. flag in his left hand moved from one gravesite to another on Memorial Day, offering a salute and calling out each service member’s name.

Churchill County School District updates

Churchill County continues to edge out others in Nevada and is able to compete on a national scale, in what, you might ask? In the 2020 Census response rate. And that is no small feat. As a leader of an organization in our community that benefits from all residents of Fallon and Churchill County being counted, I ask you to get it done (I would use the words of Larry the Cable Guy here, as he is from my home state, but might get a copyright violation!)

Watson enjoys spa days at the ‘Mom Spa’

Watson here and I don’t want you to think I’m some kind of glamour dude, but since the quarantine started my mom has really gotten into my grooming. OK, it is spring and the weather is getting hotter, which means I’m shedding. She took that as a sign to relieve me of excess hair.

Library opens for appointments

The Churchill County Library is now open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment.

Local government COVID information

The following is the latest recap of either procedures implemented by various agencies or organizations regarding COVID-19. For continual updates, check the LVN website and Facebook page. Because the state and county have entered phase one, changes could be implemented at any time.

Trustees send budget to taxation

Churchill County School District trustees approved the 2020-2021 budget May 27 to be sent to the Nevada Department of Taxation but decided against leasing new vehicles.

Commissioners meet Thursday morning

Churchill County Commissioners meet Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administrative Building, Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. This meeting will also be conducted on Zoom.

Oasis graduates 29 seniors in virtual ceremony

A virtual graduation, the first of its kind for Oasis Academy College Prep because of COVID-19, saw 29 seniors complete the final milestone of their high school education.

Fallon, Churchill County save Fourth of July parade after it was canceled

The annual Fourth of July parade, which was canceled by the Downtown Merchants Association earlier in the week, now has new life for Independence Day, said David Ernst, recreation supervisor with the Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department as he updated plans on Wednesday for the annual parade.

JoAnne Skelly: A gift of love

y neighbor Mark, now known as “Chip,” after Chip Gaines from “Fixer Upper” on HGTV, acquired his new moniker after building an amazing fence to enclose his wife’s garden (with her help of course!). Since we have major animal challenges in our neighborhood — ground squirrels, rabbits, deer and bears, a strong defense system is essential for successful vegetable production. The impressive garden fence that “Chip” built should keep all the critters out.

World War II flag stolen from Reno City Hall during protest returned

RENO— An American flag from a World War II battleship stolen from its display after people broke into the Reno City Hall on Saturday amid protests in Nevada over the death of George Floyd was anonymously returned Tuesday.

Asphalt permit returns to Carson City supervisors

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday will consider an appeal to a Planning Commission decision concerning Tahoe Western Asphalt. In February, the commission added a condition to the business’ special use permit that odors coming from the plant must not be detectable beyond its property line.

Tuesday, June 2

Gerald Warren "Rocky" Allen, Jr.

Gerald Warren "Rocky" Allen, Jr. May 7, 1959 ~ May 29, 2020

Suzanne G. Gerat

Suzanne G. Gerat, 82 of Gardnerville, passed away on May 31, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800.

Lyon County reports new COVID case on Tuesday

Carson City Health and Human Services reported one new positive case and five additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Tuesday. This brings the total number of cases to 198 with 149 recoveries and five deaths, 44 cases remain active.

Sisolak sends more Guardsmen to Southern Nevada in wake of rioting

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday ordered more members of the Nevada National Guard activated in Southern Nevada to help support state and local law enforcement.

Judge in June 9 Nevada primary fight won't rule until July

RENO — A federal judge has put off until next month any decisions about the legality of the temporary rules for next week's primary election in Nevada. That means any further rulings on the constitutional nature of the mail-in format will not apply until the general election in November.

Video leads to domestic battery arrest, 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.

Sisolak responds to Trump’s threats

Gov. Steve Sisolak says President Trump is creating division “when we need unity more than ever.” He said the president should be sending a message of compassion. “Unfortunately, the president has once again taken the path of inciting combativeness, stoking racial tensions and creating division,” he said.

Nevada GOP out-registers Democrats for 2nd month in a row

Nevada Republicans out-registered Democrats for the second month in a row, according to the secretary of state's office. Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said Republicans added 3,870 voters to their rolls in May, while Democrats added 2,354 voters.

WNC arranges parades of graduates for Class of 2020

Western Nevada College’s 2020 graduates will graduate like no other class before them — with a pair of unprecedented parades. In order to help celebrate their accomplishments, WNC has scheduled two drive-through graduation ceremonies for its graduates — one on its Fallon campus at 9 a.m. on June 25 and another on its Carson City campus at 9 a.m. June 26. They are being billed as WNC’s Parades of Graduates.

Sheriff: Las Vegas shootings leave man dead, officer on life support

LAS VEGAS — A police officer was hospitalized on life support after being shot during a protest on the Las Vegas Strip and a man with multiple firearms was fatally shot in a separate overnight encounter with law enforcement officers outside a federal building, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Tuesday.

Carson City schools replace food services manager

The Carson City School District will be changing its nutrition services vendor come July 1 after the Board of Trustees approved a new contract with Chartwells as its food service management consultant, ending a decade-long relationship with Aramark.

Monday, June 1

Dolores Katherine Garcia Wise

Dolores Katherine Garcia Wise August 5, 1929 ~ May 24, 2020 Dolores Katherine Garcia Wise, rejoined her family in heaven on May 24th, 2020.

Helen L. Hickman

Helen L. Hickman, 77 of Silver Springs, NV passed away on May 27, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

AnnaMae Chambers

AnnaMae Chambers November 17, 1936 ~ May 26, 2020

Carson City, Lyon County report 4 new COVID cases, 5 recoveries

Carson City Health and Human Services reported four new positive cases and five additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Monday. This brings the total number of cases to 197 with 144 recoveries and five deaths, 48 cases remain active.

Virus could lead more states to OK sports, online betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the U.S. as states deal with huge budget deficits and look for new tax revenue wherever they can find it. Most major sports remain shut down due to the virus, but European soccer and Asian baseball have begun play, NASCAR is racing again and PGA Tour golf restarts in two weeks. Major U.S. sports leagues including the NBA and NHL are making plans for resuming their seasons.

Minus the ceremony, April Veteran of the Month and supporter named

The Veteran of the Month and Veteran Supporter of the Month were recently announced for April. Due to the risk of coronavirus exposure, special ceremonies to honor and recognize the VOM and VSM will be postponed until it is safe to resume them once again because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Eckl: Are we sure we need sports right now?

Two-plus months without sports or anything closely resembling normal, everyday activities has been strange – to say the least.

Personal statement from Nevada football coach Jay Norvell

It has been a week since the murder of George Floyd. After speaking with my players and coaches the last couple of days I felt it important to share my feelings.

Nevada sales tax totals fall nearly 20 percent in March

With non-essential businesses closed for half of the month, Nevada’s taxable sales fell nearly 20 percent in March. Total taxable sales were $4.53 billion, down 19.5 percent. Clark County took the biggest hit at 23.4 percent because of its heavy reliance on the tourism and hospitality industries. With showrooms closed, auto sales fell 37 percent to $412 million.

Nevada now past 8,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Nevada health officials are reporting the state's total number of COVID-19 cases is now past 8,600.

April jobless numbers capture the impact of economic shutdown

It came as no surprise that unemployment skyrocketed in April and no surprise that Clark County, which relies more on tourism and hospitality businesses than anywhere else in the state, was hardest hit.

Convulsing in protest, U.S. cities brace for more unrest

WASHINGTON — A country convulsed by violent protests picked up the pieces Monday morning and braced for the possibility of more trouble amid a coast-to-coast outpouring of rage over police killings of black people.

Claudia Saavedra: Despite virus, market is still active

The real estate transaction has looked a little different in recent months but the market is still very active. While the number of closed sales in April was lower than last month and last year, home prices have held strong. Buyers holding out for a market decline might be disappointed – pricing is expected to remain stable.