Stories for March 2020


Tuesday, March 31

Jerry D. Wright

Jerry D. Wright, age 80, of Dayton, NV passed away on March 26, 2020. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home. 775-882-2644

Sisolak asks visitors, returning Nevadans to self-quarantine for 14 days

Gov. Steve Sisolak has issued a travel advisory asking visitors and Nevadans returning to the Silver State to self-quarantine for 14 days to slow the spread of the virus.

Make moves to improve financial future, money expert says

To say the coronavirus sweeping the nation has led to financial uncertainty is a bit like saying Lake Tahoe is kinda deep. Just as Lake Tahoe could entirely swallow the Empire State Building (with plenty of room to spare), the freefalling financial markets have swallowed trillions of dollars of shareholder equity. Despite the troubled financial outlook, it’s not time to hunker down and wait for the wave to pass, says a noted money expert with deep roots in Northern Nevada.

Nevada governor calls Wednesday meeting to approve $6 million for coronavirus battle

Gov. Steve Sisolak has set a Board of Examiners meeting for Wednesday to approve $6.25 million from the Disaster Relief Fund to purchase supplies to fight the coronavirus.

Nevada COVID-19 death toll nearly doubles in 3 days to 26

RENO — Coronavirus deaths in Nevada have nearly doubled over the past three days and quadrupled the past week to a total of 26 , health officials said Tuesday.

NFL team owners vote to expand playoffs to 14 teams

The NFL is gearing up for a normal season and playoffs - with two additional wild-card teams in the Super Bowl chase. NFL team owners voted Tuesday to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference for a total of 14 next season as they continue to plan for the 2020 season to begin on time.

February jobless numbers steady compared to January and 2019

From January through February, the percentage of Nevadans out of work held steady both in the seasonally adjusted and non-adjusted rates. Seasonally adjusted joblessness was 3.6 percent and non-adjusted stood at 3.8 percent statewide. Both those percentages are down from the adjusted 4.1 percent unemployment a year ago and 4.2 percent non-adjusted rate in February 2019.

Feds refuse again to list bi-state grouse along Nevada-California line

RENO — Two years after a U.S. judge ordered the Trump administration to reconsider its refusal to protect sage grouse populations along the California-Nevada line, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has again decided against listing the bi-state grouse as threatened or endangered.

Nevada Department of Transportation launches ‘Walk and Roll Wednesdays’

The Nevada Department of Transportation is launching “Walk and Roll Wednesdays” to give socially-distanced Nevada families opportunity for healthy and fun outdoor activity.

Partnership Carson City hosting webinars on Tuesdays

Partnership Carson City is hosting a free informative webinar series every Tuesday at 3 p.m., each week covering a different topic that focuses on continuing to build a healthy, strong community.

Spring into reading, learning and creating with the Carson City Library

The Carson City Library is continuing to offer a busy spring with a selection of online events taking place in April in honor of National Poetry Month, Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, STEAM and more.

New COVID-19 case reported in Douglas County

Carson City Health and Human Services on Tuesday reported one new positive case of COVID-19 in the Quad County region: Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey counties. This brings the total number of cases in the Quad-County region to 12.

Nevada National Guard's Ondra Berry promoted to major general

Ondra L. Berry, the adjutant general of the Nevada National Guard, has been promoted by the Department of the Air Force to the rank of major general.

Homeless area set up in Las Vegas; Nevada seeks supplies amid outbreak

LAS VEGAS — People unable to use a shelter tied to a coronavirus case were laying out blankets on white-lined patches of pavement in Las Vegas as officials nationwide work to protect residents who cannot stay in homes to help slow the spread of the illness.

Monday, March 30

Linda "Dian" Gower

Linda "Dian" Gower October 1, 1940 - March 22, 2020

Vivian M. Crowell

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

Northern Nevada real estate agents optimistic despite social distancing, survey says

In the midst of a dramatically different environment, there is some uncertainty in the community about the future of the real estate market, both nationally and in our regional area. To learn more about what’s truly happening in the market, Sierra Nevada Realtors went straight to the source: real estate agents who work in Northern Nevada and primarily do business in Carson, Douglas, Lyon and Churchill counties.

Coronavirus postpones re-trial in 1996 Carson City murder

Saying he is concerned about the court’s ability to safely empanel a jury May 5 given the social distancing and other restraints imposed by the coronavirus that will continue at least until April 30, Carson District Judge Todd Russell on Monday postponed the retrial of Peter Quinn Elvik on murder charges.

Western Nevada College taking precautions during COVID-19 pandemic

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

Senator launches online portal for small Nevada businesses to get help

Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nv., on Monday launched an online portal designed to help small Nevada businesses navigate the newly-approved federal assistance programs. “Thousands of Nevada’s small businesses and their hard-working employees are struggling as a result of the uncertainty that the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed,” she said.

Nevada governor signs directive prohibiting evictions

Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed an emergency directive prohibiting evictions because of the novel coronavirus.

Salvation Army holds drive-through food distribution Wednesday

The Salvation Army is continuing to support local food insecure neighbors through their food pantry by delivering food to the older and more vulnerable population, so they do not need to leave their homes. The Army’s Fresh Foods Distribution on Wednesdays is now a drive-through to better protect the public and the Army’s volunteers and staff.

Sunday, March 29

Carson City birth announcements March 12 to 19, 2020

To Jyoti and Amit Kataria of Dayton, Anvi Kataria, born March 12, 2020, weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces. To Jade Goulet and Jeffrey Cobb of Carson City, Julianus Amoni Noel Cobb, born March 13, 2020, weighing 6 pounds and 3 ounces.

10 Carson City role models recognized during Women’s History Month

As Women’s History Month comes to an end, the Carson City Chamber Board of Directors announces the recognition of 10 exceptional women who have been – and will continue to be – important in the history of this city.

President extends social distancing guidelines through April

NEW YORK — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hot spots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country.

Nevada has 15th death from coronavirus; 1st in Washoe County

LAS VEGAS — Nevada has reported its 15th death from the coronavirus virus, authorities said Sunday. The Washoe County man in his 40s is the first COVID-19 patient to die in northern Nevada. The previous 14 deaths all were in Clark County, which is the state’s most populous and includes the Las Vegas metro area.

Nevada inmate loses bid to overturn laws passed since 1951

Nevada’s Intermediate Appellate Court has rejected a prison inmate’s argument that he must be released because all of Nevada Revised Statutes passed since 1951 are unconstitutional.

Jim Valentine: These times of honesty and integrity

As we find ourselves in times of trouble we must all pull together to improvise, adapt and overcome our unseen oppressor. We are fortunate in Northern Nevada to have less opportunity to catch the coronavirus than do other regions of the globe, but we still must act appropriately so those viral cells that do find their way here don’t wreck havoc on our populous.

Saturday, March 28

Senior menus for the week of March 30, 2020

Note: Menus for week of March 30 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Donna Rae McGowan Dericco

Donna Rae McGowan Dericco June 19, 1931 - March 18, 2020

Marilyn Foster: The world of travel is upside down now, but will be right side up soon

Those of us who love to travel are having a hard time coming to terms with what is going on in the world. Our suitcases will be collecting dust in our closets until this pandemic subsides and travel businesses can begin to accept visitors once again. But, you can be sure we will be perusing travel brochures and dreaming of the time when we can again pack.

Top high school sports moments of the year

We’re still not sure if the spring sports season is going to resume, but in the meantime I wanted to take a look back at some of the best prep sports moments in our area.

New COVID-19 cases reported in Carson City and Douglas; area total 11

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting two new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad County region: Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey counties. This brings the total number of cases in the Quad-County region to 11.

Charges dropped for topless protesters at Sanders’ Carson City rally

Criminal charges have been dropped in Nevada against three topless protesters who were arrested at a rally for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders in Carson City in February. The three animal-protection activists from California were arrested Feb. 16 for gross misdemeanor indecent exposure after they took the stage while the Vermont senator was speaking and denounced the dairy industry, according to KOLO-TV.

John Bullis: Credit card rewards: Taxable income or not?

There are many credit cards around that will pay you rewards in cash, airline miles and other items. The question is “are the rewards taxable income?” The answer is “Yes” if the items charged that give the rewards are business expenses. That is just like a reduction in the cost of the item (expense).

Nevada car dealers can stay open during pandemic

The governor’s COVID-19 response team says car dealerships are allowed to remain open for business during the virus pandemic. “Car sales may continue, but we expect car dealerships to use delivery when possible, to use contactless payment when possible and that dealerships follow the aggressive social distancing protocols for patrons and outlined in the governor's directive and accompanying regulation,” said Nevada Health Response spokeswoman Meghin Delaney.

Roger Diez: iRacing, because it's what we've got

As we enter another week of sheltering in place from the COVID-19 pandemic, there will at least be racing to watch. It’s iRacing, specifically the eNASCAR series, but it’s better than nothing. Last Sunday Denny Hamlin won the Homestead round of the computer-based series, narrowly beating Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the checker. Yes, Junior Nation, your hero is back with no chance of another concussion unless he gets excited and falls off his chair. Crew chiefs and mechanics are also thrilled with this format, because body damage and blown engines are easy to repair and cost nothing.

Friday, March 27

Las Vegas man charged with threatening Nevada U.S. Rep. Dina Titus

The U.S. Attorney’s office has arrested a Las Vegas man on federal charges he made threats to assault and murder Dina Titus, one of Nevada’s four members of the House of Representatives.

NIAA updates contingency plan for spring sports

The NIAA announced an updated contingency plan for high school spring sports on Friday.

Nevada unemployment claims set record

Nevadans seeking unemployment benefits set an all-time record this past week, filing 85,942 initial claims with the Employment Security Division.

Nevada expands help desk hours for unemployment insurance claims

Saturday, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation will add system and staffing support to accommodate those who need login or PIN assistance, as individuals needing assistance to reset their UI login information or PIN has been the main issue individuals have been encountering when filing online at

UNR changes decision on spring graduation

RENO – The University of Nevada, Reno, in consultation with student leadership, is postponing its May commencement and has determined that Spring 2020 graduates will have the choice to celebrate their achievements coinciding with, but be separate from, either the December 2020 graduation ceremonies or Spring 2021 ceremonies. The level of interest by graduates in which ceremony they choose will help the university determine the details of planning a memorable in-person experience for graduates and their families. There will be no virtual commencement in May as was previously announced.

JoAnne Skelly: Spring water chores

It snowed six inches last night. This followed the four inches it snowed a day or so before. I’m grateful for the extra moisture for the trees, the lawn, all my plants and all the native trees. As I wrote a few weeks ago, I had been doing the water on/off, drag hoses, drain lines boogie for a number of weeks. This water-laden snow is a welcome, although temporary, reprieve.

Nevada officials try to expand unemployment insurance system

With its online claims filing system rapidly becoming overwhelmed by the number of people seeking benefits, the Employment Security Division is moving to expand that system. “We understand the frustration many are feeling and we hear you,” said DETR Director Tiffany Tyler-Garner. “We are actively monitoring our systems and researching ways to expand our system and staffing levels to meet a monumental need for unemployment insurance support.”

Carson City school board moves budget hearing to April 7

The Carson City School District Board of Trustees is moving its April 14 meeting to April 7 to finalize its tentative budget and complete any changes before submitting it to the Nevada Department of Taxation by the April 15 deadline.

Tesla cutting back staffing at gigafactory, Storey County official says

Storey County Manager Austin Osborne says Tesla has decided to cut back its operations at the gigafactory east of Reno. The announcement comes a week after Panasonic, Tesla’s partner at the battery factory, announced it was shutting down operations there because of the coronavirus.

NHP sergeant killed near Ely; man held

LAS VEGAS — A highway patrol sergeant was shot and killed a little before dawn Friday on a highway in a remote area of northeastern Nevada, and a 67-year-old suspect who fled with his uniform and patrol vehicle was arrested several hours later, authorities said.

WinterWonderGrass postponed to April 2021 with same lineup

Launches WWG TV Friday amid canceled event Music fans will be missing out on a staple of Lake Tahoe this weekend – WinterWonderGrass Squaw Valley (WWG). The festival has been postponed until April 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizers are providing the identical festival lineup they booked for 2020.

‘It’s been a ghost town’: Businesses in Virginia City fight to stay afloat

VIRGINIA CITY — Mandy Manyose’s phone kept ringing. It was the evening of Tuesday, March 17, minutes after Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered all of Nevada’s nonessential businesses — everything from restaurants to gyms to casinos — to close for 30 days to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Manyose owns The Roasting House, a coffeehouse/restaurant in the historic town of Virginia City, located 20 miles southeast of Reno.

Thursday, March 26

William James Coleman

William James Coleman October 2nd, 1935 – March 20th, 2020

Torke Patrick Carver

Torke Patrick Carver Oct 23, 1951 - March 19, 2020

Wanda Dotson

Wanda R. Dotson, 82, died March 23, 2020 in Yerington, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Paul D, Hochsprung

Paul D. Hochsprung, 66, died March 23, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Frank Hobbs

Frank J. Hobbs, 52, died March 23, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Churchill County Sheriff investigates homicide of 48-year-old man

The Churchill County Sheriff’s Department is conducting an investigation of a man who was found dead today in a small trailer on Rio Vista Road.

Don’t sweat the small stuff with this bread recipe, by Katie Johnson

For the better part of 30 years I made my own bread. I did mostly whole wheats and ryes and did sourdough versions of both. During the last 10 years of that time, I got myself a good quality mixer so I was no longer kneading by hand. Then about five years ago I stopped making it even with the mixer as I was, quite simply, tired of the work.

State must reveal how it decided prostitutes are employees, Nevada Supreme Court rules

The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation must release records of audits that were used to determine prostitutes in legal brothels are employees rather than independent contractors.

Nevada Supreme Court gives mixed ruling in Douglas, Reno murders case

The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the district court ruling that Washoe County can try Wilbur Guzman for murders committed in both Washoe and Douglas counties because the district court and the Washoe County grand jury have statewide jurisdiction.

Joe Santoro: Praise the NFL for conducting normal business

Thank goodness for the National Football League. High school and college sports have been shut down indefinitely. The entire major and minor league baseball seasons this spring and summer might disappear. The NBA and NHL are desperately trying to figure out a way to avoid losing their cherished postseasons, the only two months of their seasons anybody cares about. The Summer Olympics have been postponed for a year. Stadiums all over the world are sitting empty. Fantasy sports players and sports bettors are sitting in dark empty rooms staring out the window.

Nevada coronavirus deaths climb to 10; 420 positive tests

RENO — The coronavirus has now claimed 10 lives in Nevada.

Strong Northern Nevada markets drive February gaming win

February gaming win topped $1 billion for the third consecutive month, posting a 3.1 percent increase compared to February 2019. And the reason was almost entirely because of strong performance in the smaller, Northern Nevada markets.

Some Nevada shelters close, Las Vegas sheriff reports no virus cases

LAS VEGAS — A 524-bed Las Vegas homeless shelter closed and health officials began screening untold numbers of people who used it and a nearby city relief facility, after a homeless person was diagnosed with the new coronavirus, health officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 25

Barbara Barnes

Barbara Barnes, 93, of Carson City, passed away March 23, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements 775-882-4965.

Sisolak’s casino closure may be unique in Nevada history

Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order this month that all casinos in the state shut down because of the coronavirus raised the question whether casinos were all closed at any time in the past. But after some research by Kile Porter, custodian of records for the Gaming Control Board, and Professor Michael Green at UNLV, Sisolak’s order appears to be the only time since gambling was legalized by the 1931 Legislature that all gambling houses were ordered closed.

DETR asks closing businesses to submit employer contributions and wage data ASAP

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation is asking closing businesses to submit employer contributions and wage reports online as soon as possible.

Ways to help local health care providers

With the spread of COVID-19 within the U.S., the healthcare providers of the greater Lake Tahoe/El Dorado Region are working closely with each other and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as California and Nevada health authorities, to care for affected individuals. We are also jointly taking steps to limit person-to-person spread within our communities. Ways To Help

Nevada bracing for budget hit with virus hurting tourism

LAS VEGAS — With Nevada's world-famous nightlife and gambling at a near standstill to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, state leaders are bracing for a serious hit to the state budget just as demand for services like unemployment benefits are expanding.

Nevada official says scammers eyeing stimulus checks before they’re sent

Attorney General Aaron Ford is warning Nevadans that scammers are already plotting ways to cheat Americans out of their stimulus checks.

Carson City Sheriff increasing patrols to protect businesses during coronavirus shutdown

Sheriff Ken Furlong says his department has increased patrols around closed businesses to protect them during the mandatory shut down ordered because of the coronavirus.

Carson City business owners consider options, futures during coronavirus shutdown

Cindi Miller started the new year off starting a new business. She opened Pure Platinum Salon and Spa in the heart of downtown, on the southeast corner of 5th and Carson streets. Before she knew it she had five hair stylists and one manicurist renting space and the business was busy. “I felt so blessed to have the salon fill up,” said Miller.

Carson City couple on cruise test negative for coronavirus

Carson City residents Steve and Zita Waclo, former passengers recently quarantined on the Grand Princess cruise ship and at the Marine Corps Station Miramar in San Diego, were informed Monday their COVID-19 test results came back negative.

NIAA exploring options for spring sports

With the suspension because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nevada Interscholastic and Activities Association is working on contingency plans if sports will resume for spring season.Because of the governor’s order that schools are closed until at least April 16 (now 10 days past the original date), sports will not resume for practice or competition until the order has been lifted.

Thomas Ranson: Time's running out for high school sports

With the COVID-19 outbreak across the globe, prompting more states to order residents to stay home, the landscape of high school sports is grim.

COVID-19 changes Fallon, Churchill operations

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

Military monitors activities because of COVID

Navy, National Guard and NDVS maintain essential services Naval Air Station Fallon and Nevada National Guard installations continue to monitor the COVID-19 virus on a daily basis.

Churchill County updates plans, procedures

All school districts in Nevada, including Churchill County School District, will reopen no earlier than April 16, and only upon the approval of the Chief Medical Officer of the State of Nevada after a review of the risk of transmission within the geographic area defined by the Chief Medical Officer;

COVID 19 virus isn’t from your pet

Dr. Watson here and I want to assure you that the COVID-19 virus isn’t transmitted by your pets. I know this because Rover just issued a study done by the Center for Disease Control that gives guidelines for folks with pets.

Commissioners cite differences with specific proposals of FRTC

Although the U.S. Navy has made a small number of changes to its Fallon Range Training Complex Modernization Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) of January, Churchill County commissioners still have concerns with the proposal, which has now advanced to Congress for consideration.

U.S. farmers and ranchers focus on stable food supply

WASHINGTON — U.S. agriculture is working diligently to maintain the stability of the nation’s food supply as concerns over COVID-19 lead to increased consumer purchases of groceries and other items.

Consumers urged to shop local grocery stores

A senior vice president of the Retail Association of Nevada is urging the state’s consumers to support their local grocery stores and pharmacy retailers during the COVID-9 virus restrictions.

Thompson smelter site is Nevada’s answer to Stonehenge

Massive concrete blocks are just about all that remains of the mining area known as the Thompson smelters. A century ago, more than 350 people lived here. Now, only lizards, field mice and snakes call it home.

White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday, March 24

Roy Lee Davis

Roy Lee Davis, 81, died March 23, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Carol Snow

Carol A Snow, 74 of Carson City, passed away on March 23, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800.

Anita Grady

Anita L Grady, 75 of Carson City, passed away on March 17, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Michael Smilley

Michael A. Smilley, 65 of Carson City, passed away on March 14, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Joshua Copp

Joshua J. Copp, 44, died March 17, 2020 in Dayton, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Nevada governor bars gatherings of more than 10 people

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s governor on Tuesday night issued an emergency order banning gatherings of more than 10 people in the state indoors or outdoors, a more aggressive move to try to stop the spread of the coronavrius. Sisolak said the order does not apply to private homes or the homeless, but includes places like social clubs, parks, libraries and sports fields.

Secretary of State orders Nevada's June primary to be all mail-in voting

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavaske says the June 9 primary election will be conducted entirely by mail-in voting. The announcement says that all active, registered voters will be mailed an absentee ballot for the primary election and that voters don’t have to take any action to get that ballot.

University of Nevada, Reno cancels in-person spring commencement

The University of Nevada, Reno said Tuesday evening that in-person spring commencement scheduled for May will be canceled. A virtual commencement will take place instead.

Las Vegas businesses lawsuit: China hid virus information, should pay billions

LAS VEGAS — An attorney who represented victims of the Las Vegas shooting massacre has filed a federal lawsuit against China's government over the new coronavirus, saying Tuesday that officials hid information about the outbreak and that U.S. small businesses should receive billions of dollars in damages. The case seeks class-action status for 32 million businesses for lost income and profits.

Carson City business owner provides act of kindness for friends in quarantine

When Carson City resident Marge Dolan took a terrible tumble in her home Feb. 6 resulting in a broken neck, Purple Avocado owner Stan Jones would be there to offer a generous gesture to help her and her husband in a bind.

DMV says people have automatic 90-day extension on expired licenses

The Department of Motor Vehicles says Nevadans will not be penalized for an expired license or registration while their offices are closed because of the virus.

AG’s military assistance program running despite virus shutdown

The Attorney General’s Office of Military Legal Assistance is still in operation despite the shutdown forced by the coronavirus.

FDA approves Nevada plan to develop virus test kits

The state of Nevada has received Food and Drug Administration approval to take control of the process of determining the quality of newly developed virus test kits.

Carson City Sheriff's Office seeks help locating 71-year-old

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division is asking for assistance in locating a missing adult.

U.S. Attorney names prosecutor to track down fraud involving the virus

Nevada U.S. Attorney Nick Trutanich has named a fraud coordinator to head investigations into fraud related to the virus pandemic.

On hold: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

TOKYO — The IOC announced a first-of-its-kind postponement of the Summer Olympics on Tuesday, bowing to the realities of a coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down daily life around the globe and making planning for a massive worldwide gathering in July a virtual impossibility.

Nevada treasurer says most homeowners protected from foreclosure, eviction

Nevada Treasurer Zach Conine says actions at the federal level have now protected some 85 percent of homeowners from the threat of foreclosure or eviction during the virus pandemic.

Monday, March 23

Jerry Goodman

Jerry Goodman October 10 1943 - March 12, 2020

Allan Richard Huss

Allen Richard Huss April 11, 1943 - March 21, 2020

Norman Over

Norman Over 73, of Carson City passed away March 19, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations Chapel of the Valle 882-4965.

Kathy Fay Palermo

Kathy Fay Palmero April 6, 1950 - March 8, 2020

Steven J. Frank

In Loving Memory Steven J. Frank November 3, 1951 - March 18, 2020

Fatal vehicle crash on Allen Road in Churchill County on Monday

A driver died Monday morning after his vehicle overturned in the A-Line canal at the corner of South Allen and Sorensen roads south of Fallon.

Nevada's incumbent U.S. House members draw challengers

LAS VEGAS — Nevada's four members of the U.S. House are all seeking reelection this year, but more than three dozen people have filed this month to run against them.

Virus takes toll on Nevada newspapers, online visits soar

RENO — The virus outbreak is taking its toll on media in Nevada, with closures of rural weekly and alternative urban weekly publications and curtailment of sections published in the state's largest metropolitan daily. But it also has prompted a surge in visits to newspaper web sites where the normal pay walls have been dropped as readers clamor for the latest updates on the spread of the pandemic and its affects on their daily lives.

Nevada deaths due to coronavirus now 4

LAS VEGAS — Health officials in Las Vegas say two more people have died of the new coronavirus, bringing to four the number of deaths in Nevada from the respiratory disease.

Sisolak suspends public meeting rules in favor of teleconference and video meetings

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has issued an emergency order suspending the statute that requires public meetings have a physical location so people can attend.

3 arrested when child tests for meth, Carson City Sheriff's Office says

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

Nevada Rural Counties RSVP Program adopts coronavirus procedures

The Nevada Rural Counties RSVP Program is limiting interaction between its volunteers and clients by shifting programs to meet the emergent needs of care recipients.

Sheriff: Fatal Gardnerville shooting took place during home invasion

The victim in a Saturday night shooting in Gardnerville has been identified.

Initial claims for Nevada unemployment triple

Initial claims for unemployment benefits tripled in the week ending March 14 compared to the previous week. The research team at the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said initial claims rose from 2,309 to 6,356 as businesses across the state began to close down and tourism visitation fell because of the coronavirus.

Nevada governor appoints ex-MGM head to lead virus task force

Nevada's governor announced Sunday the formation of a task force to marshal private resources to help the state fight the coronavirus.

Carson City schools asked to sell Musser Street property

The Carson City School Board of Trustees is considering the sale of a portion of district property north of the Professional Development Center at 604 W. Musser St.

City closes City Hall to public

The city of Fallon has announced in order to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19 and to protect its employees and residents, City Hall will be closed to the public effective immediately.

Sunday, March 22

Carson City birth announcements for March 2-11, 2020

Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Jasmine Meyer and John Michalek of Carson City, Logan Kelly Michalek, born March 2, 2020, weighing 6 pounds and 11 ounces

Nevada now has 190 cases of the coronavirus; No new deaths

LAS VEGAS — Nevada now has 190 cases of the coronavirus after 33 more tests came back positive, state officials said Sunday. The death count remained at two. Nellis Air Force Base officials said a seventh base member was among the new cases. They said all seven were being treated and entered into isolation at the time of the symptom onset. The first confirmed case at the base was on March 19.

Feds move to provide relief for those who owe student loans

A spokesman for the Nevada treasurer says federal education officials have announced several decisions to help students with loans experiencing problems because of the coronavirus.

Former Appeal columnist publishes debut novel, set mostly in Carson City

Lorie Schaefer, retired Carson City teacher and former contributor to the Fresh Ideas column in the Nevada Appeal has published her first novel, “Us, Now and Then.”

Jim Valentine: Real estate in pandemic times

While we cautioned about a virus impacting the market in our article at the end of February, little did we know how quickly and thoroughly it could become a reality and actually decimate financial confidences. We’ve all now seen it occur and the resulting changes to many industries necessitated in the interest of public safety. Most people are adapting well and continuing with “business as unusual”. Changes are occurring through mandates and common sense in our everyday world. That includes the real estate industry.

Where does Alford's first season rank in Nevada Wolf Pack history?

Steve Alford was set up to succeed in his first season as the Nevada Wolf Pack’s men’s basketball coach.

Saturday, March 21

Timothy Dlugos

Timothy 'Scott' Dlugos, age 55, of Gardnerville, NV passed away on March 18, 2020. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home. 775-882-2644.

Bruno Benassai

Bruno D. Benassai, 88, died March 12, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

William Coleman

William J. Coleman, 84, died March 20, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Taub Joanna Ross

Joanna Taub Ross, age 93, of Reno, NV passed away on March 19, 2020. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations Ross Burke & Knobel, (775) 800-3959.

George Haney

George M. Haney, age 62, of Dayton, NV passed away on March 15, 2020. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home. 775-882-2644

Sandra Martin

Sandra Martin, of Carson City, passed away March 19, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements 775-882-4965.

Consumers urged to shop local grocery stores

A senior vice president of the Retail Association of Nevada is urging the state’s consumers to support their local grocery stores and pharmacy retailers during the COVID-9 virus restrictions. "If you can stay home, if you can be flexible, that is what our grocery and pharmacy retailers need right now," said Bryan Wachter, senior vice president of government and public affairs. "Our supply chain is secure, our grocery stores and pharmacies will stay open, and what they need from you now more than ever is to give them room to do what they do best, provide food and medicine for the communities they serve."

3.5 quake reported Saturday night follows Friday's 4.5

A 3.5 earthquake was reported Saturday night at 7:53 p.m. The quake is the latest in a series of quakes that have hit since a 4.5 hit Friday night in the Prison Hill area. In the last 12 hours, about 20 quakes have been reported, all very minor.

NDOT says Carson quakes caused no bridge damage

NDOT engineers say they have found no earthquake damage to the bridges in the Carson City/south Reno area. A 4.5 magnitude earthquake was reported Friday night in the Prison Hill area. A number of aftershocks were reported as well.

Carson City schools prepare students for remote learning

Come Monday, Carson City students will have more resources available to them on to continue their education at home while school closures remain in place through at least April 6.

Roger Diez: With racing shutdown, time to turn to movies

I hope everybody is well and following the guidelines for avoiding the spread of COVID-19. The worldwide pandemic continues to affect racing worldwide, and our local tracks are not exempt. Both Fernley 95A Speedway and Rattlesnake Raceway in Fallon have canceled today’s scheduled test and tunes. Fallon’s March 27 car show and March 28 season opener have been canceled, as has the April 11 season opener at Fernley. As I get further information, I will share it here.

Pastors prepare to speak to empty pews Sunday due to coronavirus

Valley Christian Fellowship of Minden has never closed its doors on a Sunday for worship. This Sunday, though, when the church’s worship team takes the stage to sing and Pastor Leo Kruger delivers his message, they’ll address an empty room.

Not all IRS penalties are valid

A 2019 U.S. Tax Court decision showed IRS sometimes charges penalties that are not valid and can be cancelled. Gwendolyn Kestin timely filed her 2014 Individual Income Tax Return showing tax due and she paid it. Later, she filed an Amended return claiming what she received was not “wages” and the tax was not owed and should be refunded.

Carson City businesses adjusting to new safety standards for service

Carson City businesses have felt the impact of COVID-19 and the governor’s orders for non-essential businesses to close to help slow the pandemic. Some restaurants, such as Pizza Factory, that offer delivery and pickup are still managing to survive while other businesses have been forced to temporarily close their doors until further directions are given. Darren Maxfield, owner of Pizza Factory, said the first few days have been positive for his company, despite having to close the dine-in portion of the restaurant

Friday, March 20

4.5 earthquake reported near Prison Hill; aftershocks reported

Update From Nevada Seismological Laboratory: RENO — The Nevada Seismological Laboratory reports a magnitude 4.5 earthquake located near the south end of Carson City at 6:33 p.m. on March 20. More than 6,000 people reported feeling the earthquake and posted their response on the USGS Did-You-Feel-It Website. The location of the event is Latitude: 39,1112N; Longitude: -119.7316N; with a depth of 5 miles.

Panasonic shutting down at TRIC, Tesla continuing to operate

A spokesman for Panasonic announced Friday the factory in Nevada, “will begin ramping down operations early next week and will then close for 14 days.” Jerry Rizzo said the decision was made to safeguard the health and well-being of employees. Panasonic shares the gigafactory at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Complex with Tesla.

Churchill County Water System announces suspension of water shutoffs

Effective immediately through at least March 30 Churchill County Water System and their utility contractor SPB is announcing that in order to support community efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19,

Nevada attorney general: Over 100 complaints about virus scams

Attorney General Aaron Ford says his office has received more than 100 calls and complaints from Nevadans about virus scams.

Update: Carson City responds to Nevada governor's order that non-essential businesses must close or face tough penalties

Saying too many businesses and officials are ignoring his directive that all non-essential businesses shut down, Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday made it mandatory under threat of civil or even criminal action. He said on the Tuesday, “I asked them to close.”

Just Serve needs help

As we all do our part to protect the elderly and at risk in our community by following the guidelines set forth, we appreciate all you are doing and hope you and your families are healthy and well.

NIAA considering many scenarios if sports resume amid COVID-19 pandemic

With the suspension because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nevada Interscholastic and Activities Association is working on contingency plans if sports will resume for spring season.

Carson City resident in his 70s is Carson's second coronavirus case

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting a third positive case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Recipe: Ham and creamy potato soup, by David Theiss

While typically made in the cooler weather, this soup is a hearty and delicious any time of the year, even with our early spring conditions. I’d like to turn you on to a ham hock I produce; it’s meaty, flavorful, delicious and the perfect ingredient for this soup.

Gaming association says 616,000 out of work in nation’s casinos

The American Gaming Association says the coronavirus has put an estimated 616,000 gaming employees out of work nationwide. AGA President Bill Miller said that 95 percent of the country’s 465 commercial casinos and 76 percent of the 524 tribal casinos have been shut down to slow the spread of the virus.

Federal court in Nevada imposes restrictions on public access

The federal district court in Nevada issued a statement Thursday imposing measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Thursday, March 19

2 arrested for occupying home of dead person, 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.

Kohl's shutting down all stores until April 1 due to coronavirus

Due to concerns around the spread of coronavirus, Kohl's is closing down all of its stores. Kohl's said it ship orders to customers' home. The closure will last until at least April 1. The closure takes effect Thursday night.

Carson City declares State of Emergency due to coronavirus

The Carson City Board of Supervisors declared a State of Emergency Thursday in order to deal with the coronavirus.

Nevada Health Links opens special enrollment period

Nevada’s Health Insurance Exchange has opened a limited special enrollment period for Nevada’s who missed the chance to enroll in health insurance during the regular period.

Federal District Court of Nevada moving to electronic filings due to virus

The federal District Court in Nevada issued a statement Thursday imposing measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Churchill County Administration Building offices by appointment only

Churchill County officials made the decision today to institute a “by appointment only” policy for the departments located in the County Administration Building, located at 155 North Taylor Street. This policy will go into effect tomorrow, March 20, 2020. Despite efforts to change operating procedures for the departments located in this building, we are still experiencing situations with too many members of the public gathered in close proximity.

Nevada approved for Small Business Administration disaster loans

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday that Nevada has been approved for Small Business Administration loans to small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. Those low-interest, federal loans will be available in all 17 of Nevada’s counties as well as neighboring counties in California, Arizona, Idaho, Oregon and Utah.

Carson City Health and Human Services releases guidelines for restaurants

Employees Verify employees are healthy when arriving at work. Sick employees are advised to stay home and not return to work until they are free of fever for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication. Employees who appear to be ill upon arrival to work, or become sick during the day, should be sent home immediately.

Joe Santoro: Tom Brady in Tampa? So many questions

Did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers do the right thing by choosing Tom Brady over Jameis Winston? Brady will be 43 years old if and when this coming NFL season begins. Winston will be 26. Over their first five full NFL seasons, Brady (2001-05) passed for 18,031 yards, 123 touchdowns and 66 interceptions. Winston (2015-19) has 19,737 yards, 121 touchdowns, 88 interceptions. Brady passed for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions last year, completing 60.8 percent of his passes on 6.6 yards per attempt. Winston passed for 5,109 yards, 33 touchdowns, 30 interceptions on 8.2 yards per attempt.

Las Vegas airport tower closes after controller gets virus

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas airport was running Thursday with reduced operations after an air traffic controller tested positive for the new coronavirus, temporarily closing the airport's control tower, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Nevada waives some rules for jobless benefits

Gov. Steve Sisolak has issued an order waiving the seven-day waiting period before unemployment benefits start along with the requirement that those receiving checks look for suitable work. He instructed the head of the Employment Security Division that suitable work is not currently available for those people temporarily laid off because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gambling shuts down in Nevada under governor's virus order

LAS VEGAS — Casinos throughout Nevada were closed Wednesday along with other nonessential businesses following an unprecedented order from Gov. Steve Sisolak, who urged people to go home and stay there to help contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Bored? How about some puzzles and comics ...

Click to download this week's comics and puzzles. We will add additional pages in Saturday's Nevada Appeal for puzzles and comics to help with social distancing.

Sierra Lutheran High School moves curriculum online, reopens

Sierra Lutheran High School will reopen Thursday with a comprehensive online program that integrates digital platforms Google Classroom and Zoom to maintain the school’s college prep initiatives.

Carson City couple back home after cruise ship quarantine

On a trip already riddled with waiting, a few false alarms Saturday didn’t unnerve Steve and Zita Waclo of Carson City trying to get back to their hometown nor reduce their confidence.

Wednesday, March 18

Sigurd "Bud" Dailey

Sigurd "Bud" Dailey July 17, 1928 - March 15 2020

Betty L. Kalicki

UPDATE Betty L. Kalicki Celebration of life A celebration of life will be held at Betty's home on Saturday, May 16th, 2020 from 2-4pm.

Peggy M. Childers

Peggy M. Childers February 17, 1955 - March 17, 2020

NV Energy expands seniors assistance program to virus victims

NV Energy is offering its Northern Nevada Special Assistance Fund for Energy program to people who are struggling because of the COVID-19 epidemic.

People with symptoms urged to stay away from medical facilities

The Nevada State Medical Association is urging people with virus symptoms to stay away from medical facilities to avoid spreading the virus.

Douglas County woman is 2nd coronavirus case in area

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting a second positive case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. This is the second case reported in the Quad County region: Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey counties.

Carson City open burning allowed March 21-April 19

The Carson City Fire Department will allow open burning March 21 to April 19. The purpose of the open burn period is to provide residents an opportunity to dispose of accumulated weeds and yard debris. In order to make this a safe endeavor for those involved, the Carson City Fire Department will require a burn permit.

Carson City Parks and Rec updated closures

The Parks and Recreation Administration office is closed. Questions regarding Carson City’s parks system may be made by calling 775-887-2262, emailing or visiting the City’s website at All facility reservations for the next 30 days are cancelled. To reschedule or make a reservation call 775-887-7425 or email

Carson City schools add 2 drive-through locations for breakfast and lunch

Nutrition Services with the Carson City School District (CCSD) have added two more drive-through pick-up locations for free lunch and breakfast, including the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada and the Ron Wood Family Resource Center. The meals are served for all Carson City School District students and siblingsages 18 and under and contain lunch for that day as well as breakfast for the following morning.

Western Nevada College closes campus operations

An update from Western Nevada College President Vincent Solis: In Gov. Sisolak’s press conference yesterday afternoon, he listed several key measures to continue our fight against the coronavirus. This requires Western Nevada College to make some modifications to our original plans for instruction and operations.

Carson City store managers say stock is being updated

Carson City grocery stores are working with suppliers to keep store shelves stocked. Uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic has caused a run on stores as people stock up for the long haul. Carson City shoppers have reported empty meat counters at some stores and a dearth of items such as toilet paper.

State releases guidelines on essential vs. non-essential services; Crowell: Law enforcement will not close down businesses

Editor's Note: On Facebook earlier today Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell said that Carson City Sheriff's Office will NOT be closing or issuing fines to businesses that stay open.

Nevada officials urge laid off workers to file for benefits online

Nevada officials are encouraging people laid off due to the threat of coronavirus to file for unemployment benefits online.

Fallon, Churchill County statement on Governor’s closure of some businesses

Churchill County and the City of Fallon have reviewed the speech delivered by the Governor last night and are releasing this statement to provide guidance to members of our community. The Governor has directed that non-essential businesses close and that people remain at home. He listed specific types of businesses considered to be essential and non-essential which are listed here for easy reference. The list of specific businesses mentioned appear to be intended as non-exhaustive.

Federal agencies implement foreclosure and eviction moratorium

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has authorized the Federal Housing Administration to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days, according to a news release.

UNR ceases operations for at least 30 days

RENO — Below is a letter from University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson to the campus community. To our University Community:

Update: Governor's office releases more information on essential and non-essential businesses

Bryan Wachter of the Retail Association of Nevada says they, like members of the media and others, are still trying to figure out exactly what the definitions of essential and non-essential businesses are.

15 Carson City coronavirus exposures include cruise passengers

UPDATE, March 18, 11:17 a.m. The 15 possible exposures include the 14 residents that were repatriated from the Grand Princess cruise ship and the one confirmed case from Carson City, according to Jessica Rapp, public information officer, Carson City Health and Human Services.

Lyon County changes some operations

YERINGTON — Lyon County has announced the following changes in operations in response to COVID-19 and the Governor’s recent announcement as to the State of Nevada’s Response to COVID-19.

Virtual visits available at Nevada state veterans homes

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services has launched “virtual visits” at our State of Nevada Veterans Homes in Boulder City and Sparks to keep families connected and residents safe.

Trump invokes emergency authority; Big 3 automakers closing

MINNEAPOLIS — President Donald Trump on Wednesday moved to invoke a federal law that allows the government to marshal the private sector to deal with the coronavirus epidemic, as the economic damage mounted with word that Detroit's Big Three automakers agreed to shut down all their factories to protect workers.

Oasis Academy: Parents should come to school before 6 p.m. Wednesday for supplies

All Oasis Academy parents, including those of high school students, should come today, Wednesday, March 18, any time before 6 p.m. to pick up their child's supplies. Every child has a packet.

World virus infections pass 200,000, Europe's borders jammed

BERLIN — Desperate travelers choked European border crossings Wednesday after countries across the Continent began shutting the doors against the coronavirus, which has now infected more than 200,000 people worldwide and killed over 8,000.

High school, youth sports shut down amid COVID 19 global crisis

First went the NBA and then the remaining professional sports leagues started to follow.

JoAnne Skelly: Vagaries of spring

Each season brings its joys and its challenges. I’m excited after winter to see the delights of spring with all the blooming forsythia, flowering plums, daffodils, and other plants displaying their colors. I generally forget the spring problems until suddenly I’m seeing ground squirrels, ants and weeds. All of a sudden, I feel as if I have to hurry to catch up with the pests.

Nevada DMV closing statewide offices

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has closed its field offices statewide and many of the centralized services in Carson City, including the call center, effective Tuesday, March 17. The department has taken the action to help mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19 among state employees, their families, and the general public

Nevada Housing Rights Coalition calls for moratorium on evictions

The Nevada Housing Rights Coalition is calling on local governments to protect those who may suffer layoffs during the coronavirus epidemic by enacting a moratorium on evictions and ending camping ban enforcement.

Tuesday, March 17

Millard C. Tinker

Millard C. Tinker, 94, died March 14, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Louisa Vanderlinden

Louisa Vanderlinden, 93, died March 15, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Dennis K. Morgan

Dennis K. Morgan, 60, died March 16, 2020 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Marion S. Rickards

Marion S. Rickards, 79, died March 12, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Jon Scott Winters

Jon Scott Winters, 65, died March 11, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Olga Sylvia Ireland

Olga Sylvia Ireland, 67 of Carson City, passed away on March 15, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Governor orders non-essential businesses to close for 30 days

In a 6:15 p.m. Tuesday press conference from Las Vegas Gov. Steve Sisolak asked for non-essential businesses — including casinos — to close across the Silver State.

Churchill County says COVID-19 tests come back negative

The Churchill County Commission gave an update on the COVID-19 virus and passed a Declaration of Emergency at a special meeting Tuesday afternoon.

NAS Fallon reports self-quarantine for several individuals

Naval Air Station Fallon reported Friday morning several individuals are in self-quarantine.

Salvation Army in Carson City and Douglas County still open

Salvation Army officers in the Western Territory have been placed on emergency disaster status, accoprding to a news release.

Reno closing bars, restaurants but not casinos on Friday

RENO — All bars, nightclubs, restaurants and gyms will close in Reno by 5 p.m. Friday in an effort to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus outbreak, Mayor Hillary Schieve announced. Schieve initially included casinos on the closure list late Monday with plans to begin the shutdowns Tuesday morning. But she quickly rescinded that directive and further clarified restaurants can continue carry-out orders and keep drive-thru windows open.

Churchill County reduces operations due to COVID-19

With a state of emergency being declared by the State of Nevada due to COVID-19, Churchill County is taking additional measures to help protect its citizens and county staff. If you are a member of a vulnerable population (those 65+ and anyone with underlying health issues) we strongly urge you to conduct any county business by phone or using online services.

Churchill County School District update

The Churchill County School District (ChurchillCSD) recognizes the situation regarding COVID-19 is very fluid, with conditions changing rapidly. Therefore, the following actions are being taken to best meet Governor Sisolak’s expectations in these unprecedented circumstances.

Churchill County School District Food Services

Churchill County School District Food Services will provide free breakfast and lunch for all Churchill County School District students and siblings ages 0-18 (no baby food or formula provided).

Nevada state worker travel restricted

The governor’s finance office has issued an all-agency memo restricting travel by state workers.

Wicked Tinkers concert to be re-streamed Tuesday for St. Patrick's Day

The Brewery Arts Center and National Grassroots Broadcast Network have teamed up to re-stream last summer’s The Wicked Tinkers concert Tuesday for St. Patrick’s Day as part of the "Quarantine Concert Series"

Charter offering free internet to students without

Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps.

Humane Society in Carson City, Reno cuts adoption fees in coronavirus response

The Nevada Humane Society in Carson City and Reno is currently open and fully operational. However, the society is trying to reduce the number of animals in the shelters in an effort to avoid overcrowding should the society need to restrict our services or close altogether.

Lyon County declares state of emergency

The Lyon County Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency Monday resulting from the threat to public health and safety from the COVID-19 virus.

Nevada senators sign on to permanent funding for National Park maintenance

Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both D-Nv., Tuesday signed on to legislation that would permanently and fully fund the National Park Service’s maintenance projects.

Monday, March 16

Eusebio Emilio Gabiola Jr.

Eusebio Emilio Gabiola Jr. January 15th, 1930 ~ February 19th, 2020

Neva Brady Darrough

Neva Brady Darrough January 10, 1920 ~ February 8, 2020

City of Fallon remains open for business with precautionary measures

The City of Fallon announced today that City Hall remains open for business, but with a focus on reduced in-person interactions in order to help mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19.

Carson City School District begins plans for remote learning

The Carson City School District (CCSD) recognizes the situation regarding COVID-19 is very fluid, with conditions changing rapidly. Therefore, the following actions are being taken to best meet Governor Sisolak’s expectations in unprecedented circumstances.

Partnership Carson City closes office temporarily, available remotely

Partnership Carson City is closing their office until further notice to be cautious about the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), and the staff will be working remotely.

Carson Medical Group adopts coronavirus procedures

In response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Carson Medical Group will be focusing our resources to be available to provide essential care to our patients, and do our part in the community to help slow the spread of the disease or “flatten the curve” in hopes to not overwhelm our health care system all at one time. This is not time to panic, but a time to make smart decisions to protect our vulnerable populations.

Lyon County Sheriff adopts coronavirus procedures

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is treating the threat of the COVID-19 virus as a serious issue. We still have a responsibility to the citizens of Lyon County to do our job. We will continue to respond to calls for service.

Carson City Sheriff's Office joins crackdown on speeding

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be joining forces with other law enforcement agencies statewide focusing on speeding violations from March 20 to March 30.

Carson City, Douglas, Lyon schools to continue food programs during closure

The Nevada Department of Agriculture is executing the first step of a two-tier strategy to prevent the disruption of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs for children while schools are closed under Gov. Steve Sisolak’s directive as of Sunday.

Division of Welfare and Supportive Services offices closed Monday, open Tuesday

Due to ongoing public health concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services offices are closed to the public Monday, March 16.

Carson City Library cancels programs; no overdue fines

In response to health concerns from COVID-19 and recommendations from the governor's office, the Carson City Library is canceling all programs until April 6 or until the State Medical Officer evaluates the public health risk and determines it is safe to resume normal operations.

Carson City Chamber, arts events canceled

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce Soups On luncheon celebrating women’s history month scheduled for March 26 is postponed.

Carson High's Father-Daughter Ball canceled, refunds available

Due to the unprecedented events surrounding COVID-19, Gov. Steve Sisolak has closed all schools in Nevada and canceled all extracurricular events. This means that the annual Father-Daughter Ball at Carson High School, scheduled for April 3, has been canceled. If you purchased tickets online at Eventbrite, an e-mail will be sent to ticketholders regarding how a refund for tickets and photo packages ordered can be obtained. If tickets were purchased in person, refunds will be issued when school resumes and staff is allowed back on campus. At this point, it will not be until after April 6. In the meantime, for questions, feel free to contact Angila Golik at

Nevada reports 1st death from coronavirus in Las Vegas-area

LAS VEGAS — Nevada is reporting its first death from the new coronavirus.

Dayton resident arrested for child sexual assault

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office was notified Sunday of a child pornography video posted to a social media account, according to a news release. Deputies responded and contacted the reporting party.

Eagle Valley rezoning OK'd by Carson City school board

The Carson City School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to change the Eagle Valley Middle School attendance zone effective next fall so students promoting from or living within Fremont Elementary School’s boundaries will begin attending Eagle Valley.

Nevada closures starting to hit state employees, Las Vegas Strip, campuses

LAS VEGAS — Late Sunday night, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said he’s directing officials to close state offices to the public as soon as possible, and telling leadership for essential services such as Medicaid to wipe down in-person public surfaces and transition as much as possible to online. He also said the state is initiating a hiring freeze, encouraging state agencies to limit spending to essential emergency purchases and asking local governments to enforce 50% or less capacity of any public gathering space.

Nevadans from Grand Princess transported to separate bases

Wayne, Leah and Adam Carlson of Carson City, passengers on the Grand Princess that long sat quarantined due to the COVID-19 virus, were more than relieved Wednesday when they learned they finally would be taken off the ship and fly back to Reno.

Sunday, March 15

Dayton chamber gets $3,500 marketing grant

President John Cassinelli has announced that Travel Nevada and the Nevada Commission on Tourism have awarded the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center a $3,500 rural tourism marketing grant. The money will be used to develop an 18" by 22" full size printed map that will be on the stands for two years. Ten thousand maps will be printed and distributed across the area, including distribution in the California Gold Country. (The California Gold Country has 140 distribution sites and many of its residents travel to Nevada on a regular basis.)

Wildlife on the move, pay attention when driving, Nevada officials warn

The Nevada Departments of Transportation and Wildlife and the Nevada Highway Patrol are reminding motorists to drive safely in wildlife-prone areas with the onset of spring animal migration.

Carson City joins March for Meals

Meals on Wheels Carson City, operated by the Carson City Senior Center, will be participating in the 18th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and seniors who rely on the service to remain healthy and independent at home.

All Nevada K-12 schools to be closed until at least April 6

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Sunday that all K-12 schools in the state will be closed Monday until at least April 6 in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

John Bullis: Time flies: Review your estate plan documents

It is surprising how fast time flies. If you have not reviewed your estate planning documents for more than two years, or if you moved to Nevada and your documents were done in another state, please review your plan and documents with an attorney. In 2020 the gift and estate combined exclusion from tax is $11.58 million. That means most folks can make gifts and still have most or all of the exclusion available to avoid paying death tax.

Nevada legislative building meetings cancelled through March

Nearly all public meetings scheduled in the Nevada Legislature building have been cancelled for the rest of March. Legislative Counsel Bureau Director Brenda Erdoes said the decision was made at the recommendation of health officials who urged lawmakers to join the rest of governments, educators and athletic programs to minimize the number of events with crowds of people at them.

Saturday, March 14

Robert G. Leonard

Robert G. Leonard, 83, died March 8, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Leona J. Hart

Leona J. Hart, 93, of Carson City, passed away March 10, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements 775-882-4965.

Robert L. Robertson

Robert L. Robertson, of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away on Jan 8, 2020. arrangements are in the care of Truckee Meadows Cremation.

Nevada prep sports left in limbo

When the wind blowing out to center field wasn’t deafening, the conversation among the spectators in attendance seem to shift back to the same motif.

Roger Diez: Coronavirus breaks momentum of Penske Fords

Unfortunately, there will be no racing this weekend. Coronavirus fears have had an ongoing effect on our sport, along with many other aspects of daily life. First the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix was canceled due to a McLaren team member testing positive for the virus.

NV Energy suspending disconnections for coronavirus impact

For customers isolated or experiencing financial hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic, NV Energy officials announced Friday they are suspending disconnections for non-payment. Utility CEO Doug Cannon said they are seeing the effects the virus is having on their customers and made the decision to provide them with some peace of mind during this period.

Nevada finance board approves affordable housing bonds

The State Board of Finance on Tuesday approved issuing $51 million in tax-exempt bonds to help develop affordable housing projects in Nevada.

Jim Valentine: Real estate and technology

Real estate technology has come a long way since we marveled at the new NCR paper, No Carbon Required. It replaced the need of putting a piece of carbon paper between your original and the copy you were making when you wanted to make a duplicate of your contract or letter for the file. Of course that went in to your typewriter to prepare. Most successful offices and agents had the IBM Selectric at $1,000 a copy.

Friday, March 13

Tony and Gwynne Martin of Carson City celebrate 50th anniversary

Anthony (Tony) and Gwynne Martin of Carson City are celebrating their 50th anniversary Monday. They were married on March 16, 1970 in Glendale, Calif.

Jane Teurman

Jane Teurman May 21, 1924 ~ March 6, 2020

Joseph Emanuelson

JOSEPH EMANUELSON, 94, of Carson City passed away March 10, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Diana Moscarella

DIANA LOUISE MOSCARELLA, 76, of Yerington passed away March 8, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial, (775) 575-4441.

Jacquelyn Loomis

Jacquelyn Louise Loomis Sep 25, 1939 - Feb 17, 2020

Dale Larson

DALE LARSON, 82, of Minden passed away March 11, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Northern Nevada high school sports suspended indefinitely

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association officially announced the suspension of high school sports in Northern Nevada due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

FILING FINAL: Kramer out, O'Neill in for Carson City Assembly race

With just a couple of hours to go before the close of candidate filing, Carson City ‘s Republican Assemblyman Al Kramer withdrew from the race. Kramer said he and his wife will be spending a lot of time in Toledo, Ohio, taking care of her 94-year-old mother. In addition, he said he and his wife both have health issues that must be taken care of.

Bid to raise sales tax for schools must change, Carson City judge orders

Carson District Judge Todd Russell on Friday agreed with opponents seeking to block a huge sales tax increase that the initiative petition’s Description of Effect should include a clear statement saying what Nevada’s sales tax rate will be if it passes. The petition was filed by “Fund Our Schools,” a Las Vegas PAC. The opposition is from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

FILING FINAL: Five candidates for Carson City mayor

The candidates for local Carson City offices in the upcoming election are set. The race for Carson City mayor attracted five candidates.

No plan to close Carson City schools, superintendent says

The Carson City School District has no plans to close schools and has advised students and staff that travel outside the state is not endorsed amid lingering concerns about the COVID-19 virus.

Suspect abuses himself in patrol car, 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. Census forms are in the mail

The first invitations to take the census are arriving at households across Nevada and the nation.

Churchill County, area updates on COVID-19

The following is a recap of either procedures implemented by various agencies or additional information regarding COVID-19.

Churchill County opts to reduce services at Pennington Life Center

Churchill County officials have decided to reduce or modify services at its William N. Pennington Life Center. This decision was made in an abundance of caution and to protect the county’s vulnerable population of senior citizens vis-à-vis COVID-19.

Thursday, March 12

Ralph Speaker

Ralph Speaker, 65, of Carson City, NV, passed away on March 12, 2020. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Patrick Jamey "Jimmy" Whitaker

Patrick Jamey "Jimmy" Whitaker April 28, 1955 ~ March 6, 2020 Jimmy, passed away on March 6th, 2020 at the age of 64 in Wildhorse, Nevada.

Betty Kalicki

Betty L. Kalicki Betty L. Kalicki passed away February 27, 2020.

Gov. Sisolak declares State of Emergency over virus, expresses frustration with feds

In an evening press conference from Las Vegas, Gov. Steve Sisolak declared a State of Emergency to “loosen regulations” and give Nevada authorities more tools to deal with the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Nevada unemployment rate hits record low

While Nevada’s raw unemployment rate actually increased in January, the seasonally adjusted rate fell a tenth to 3.6 percent. According to Dave Schmidt, chief economist for the Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation, that is the lowest jobless rate reported in the state since 1976 and the first time since July 2007 that the Nevada rate has matched the national rate.

University of Nevada, Reno to begin online delivery of courses Monday, March 23

Acting in an effort to promote the health and safety of its students, faculty, staff and the community it serves, the University of Nevada, Reno made the decision today to enact alternate operations in a number of key areas. Although the University is not closing campus, it is making a concerted effort to greatly reduce the collection of people on campus in order to diminish the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). As of today, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus on campus.

March Madness: NCAA Tournaments canceled due to coronavirus

The NCAA canceled its men's and women's basketball tournaments on Thursday because of the spread of coronavirus, putting an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack basketball good, not great

What happened to the Nevada Wolf Pack’s once-promising men’s basketball season last week in Las Vegas? Well, the Pack’s two best players (Jalen Harris, Lindsey Drew) got into foul trouble, nobody played great, the second half was a mess and the Pack lost to Wyoming, an eight-win team, in the Mountain West tournament.

Reno’s peripetatic newspapers

Recent news that the Reno Gazette-Journal newspaper would be departing the copper-capped building at 955 Kuenzli Lane in which it had resided since the early 1980s stirred many memories.

Elko men charged with defacing petroglyphs

Two Elko men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of vandalizing government property including petroglyphs at a White Pine County archaeological site.

Recipe: Refuel after your trail run with this egg scramble

I love to trail run, and this year’s mild winter has afforded me the opportunity to enjoy the trails virtually all winter long. My runs allow me to get out into the sunshine and spend some quality time with my mom, my friends and my Border collie Chloe.

Domino’s Pizza to open in Fernley

A new Domino’s Pizza restaurant is scheduled to open soon in Fernley.

This month’s performance presents Kroma Quartet

Based in the Los Angeles area, the Kroma Quartet’s repertoire covers a very broad range of musical genres, from classical to contemporary; including, for example, “Eleanor Rigby” by the Beatles and “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry to the rhapsodical concert piece, “Csárdás.” All classically trained, this talented and diverse group of musicians are teaching artists, and have performed at The Grammys, on American Idol, The Voice and the American Music Awards, as well as for film scores and television shows.

Is CBD oil a painkiller or snake oil?

Is CBD oil a painkiller or snake oil?

Nevada high court defends Tahoe bear activists’ free speech

RENO — Social media comments about protecting bears that were posted by Lake Tahoe activists referring to a longtime wildlife biologist as a murderer constitute “good faith communications” protected as free speech, the Nevada Supreme Court says.

Douglas student among 6 competing to be Nevada Poetry Out Loud champion

What started in September with a field of more than 4,400 Nevada High School students has been narrowed to the final six who will compete Saturday for the title of Nevada Poetry Out Loud Champion.

Wednesday, March 11

Coronavirus threat to keep fans from UNLV, UNR spring sports

The athletic departments at UNLV and the University of Nevada, Reno have announced that fans won’t be allowed to attend spring sporting events at the two schools for the rest of the season over concerns about the coronavirus

David Small

David E. Small, 81, died March 11, 2020 in Dayton, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Stanley F. Pochop Sr.

Stanley F. Pochop Sr. February 28, 1919 - March 8, 2020

Linda Marrone: Celebrating the women of our past

I have been perusing my old cookbooks lately trying to downsize and get rid of a few that I really don’t use anymore but it is hard for me and I find that I would just rather keep them. There is so much history in their pages of a simpler way of life, a really different style of cooking and many old names and faces that go with the recipes. Some I knew many I didn’t.

Deadlines for Nevada Arts Council grants announced

The first in a series of deadlines to receive grants from the Nevada Arts Council is March 20 — the deadline for project grants by organizations for projects with community impact.

Only essential staff and limited family at NCAA basketball tournaments

NCAA President Mark Emmert says NCAA Division I basketball tournament games will not be open to the general public because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

Nevada attorney general warns of coronavirus scams

Attorney General Aaron Ford on Wednesday warned people to beware of scammers trying to use the coronavirus scare to cheat people or steal their personal information.

Finance office directs Nevada agencies to track all virus costs

The head of the governor’s Finance Office has issued a memo to state agencies directing them to track and report all costs and spending related to the coronavirus.

Senator softball eyes state tournament run in 2020

Carson High softball has some big shoes to fill, but also brings back plenty of varsity experience from last year’s team that finished the year just shy of qualifying for the state tournament.

Three charged with trying to smuggle meth into Ely prison

Two adults and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested this week on charges they planned to smuggle nearly five ounces of meth into Ely State Prison.

Coronavirus is now a pandemic, World Health Organization declares

ROME — Expressing alarm both about mounting infections and slow government responses, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic but also said it's not too late for countries to act.

2 arrested after excessive 911 calls, 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.

Tuesday, March 10

Dale P. Howell

Dale P. Howell, 88, died March 6, 2020 in Stagecoach, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Rondel W. Rayford

Rondel W. Rayford June 20, 1967 ~ October 29, 2019

William E. Francis

William E. Francis, 87, died March 5, 2020 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Marion K. Bond

Marion K. Bond December 8, 1926 ~ February 29, 2020

Maria Best

MARIA BEST, 78, of Carson City passed away March 6, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Robert Crowell

ROBERT G. CROWELL, 90, of Carson City passed away March 3, 2020. Arrangements are in care of FitzHenry's Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Stanley F. Pochop

Stanley F. Pochop, 101, of Carson City, passed away on March 8, 2020. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is trusted with the arrangements, 775-882-4965.

Race develops for Carson City supervisor ward 2

Maurice White is throwing his hat in the ring again. White filed Tuesday to run for Supervisor Ward 2. He will be facing Lorne Houle, who filed last week, and Ronni Hannaman, who announced her candidacy but has not filed. The filing deadline is Friday.

Northern Nevada seats in Congress draw more hopefuls

A lot of people want to be in Congress. There are now nine candidates running for each of Nevada’s two multi-county congressional seats. The latest to file for the CD2 seat held by Republican Mark Amodei is Independent American Party perennial Janine Hansen of Elko. But Amodei, who has held the seat since 2011, still doesn’t have a primary opponent.

Carson City woman jailed in Tahoe DUI wreck

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The roar of an engine, squealing tires followed by a loud multi-layered crash.

Carson City’s Arts, Tourism hosts national arts, economic expert

The Carson City Department of Arts & Culture in partnership with the Culture and Tourism Authority will host national arts data and policy specialist Randy Cohen on March 17-18 for a series of presentations highlighting the impact of the arts to the local economy. Cohen is vice president of research at Americans for the Arts – the national advocacy organization for the arts – where he has been empowering arts advocates since 1991. He is a noted expert in the field of arts funding, research, and using the arts to address community development issues.

60-year-old likes it loud and late, 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 High teacher’s new effort a risk in itself

In his college years, Carson High School teacher Kyle Anderson quit playing football after four years even though he was eligible for one more year. Following an injury to his shoulder, his last season was 2003. Seventeen years later, he still plays that “what if…?” game, wondering what might have been.

Carson Tahoe Health installs Karma boxes to support community

Carson Tahoe Health is unveiling several “Karma Boxes” (wooden/Plexiglas donation cabinets) at its various locations to house toiletries, First Aid items and nonperishable foods for those in need, all available at any time and at no cost.

Monday, March 9

Irene Marcella Vrabel M.D.

Irene Marcella Vrabel M.D. Irene Marcella Vrabel M.D., passed away peacefully on March 1, 2020. She was a Grand Lady of 95 years.

Carson City Mint ‘error coins’ topic of Thursday lecture

Coins from the Carson City Mint are rare enough in any condition to be coveted by collectors, but error coins – those with flaws generally caused during the minting process – multiply both the rarity and the collectability.

Community Spotlight: CVMS volleyball team undefeated

The Carson Valley Middle School sixth-seventh grade girls volleyball team went undefeated this year in the Tah-Neva League. They were 13-0 and won the championship on Feb. 13.

Matt Williams — the Carson Crusher — back managing, with South Korean team

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Back managing a team, just being able to talk with his players is a challenge for Matt Williams. About 10 miles from the spring training camps of the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins, the 54-year-old is at spring training with South Korea’s Kia Tigers.

Red Cross offers free smoke alarms, installation

As daylight savings time begins on Sunday, the American Red Cross of Northern Nevada encourages residents to spring forward with a free smoke alarm and installation.

Northern Nevada congressional races crowded; Wheeler, Titus draw opponents

There are now seven candidates in the race for Congressional District 2 and incumbent Republican Mark Amodei still doesn’t have a primary opponent. Five of the other six are Democrats: Patricia Ackerman, Ed Cohen, Clint Koble, Ian Leutkehans and Rick Shepherd. The remaining candidate is independent Richard Dunn III.

Nevada Commission on School Funding working on formula

Nevada’s Commission on School Funding gradually is progressing on its task to review the state’s per-pupil funding formula, taking into account those factors and impacts to small districts and rural schools that could make them more expensive to run and considering cost of living around Nevada.

2 arrested on report of suicidal man, 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 resident told Grand Princess cruise passengers will get refunds

Princess Cruises, owner of the Grand-class cruise ship Grand Princess that is carrying 3,500 in quarantine from the coronavirus, announced to its passengers Monday that it will provide a full refund of cruise fares to all guests in a letter from president Jan Swartz.

Joe Santoro: Extending contract of Nevada Wolf Pack’s Jay Norvell was smart move

Jay Norvell this past week became certified as one of the most successful head coaches in the history of the Nevada Wolf Pack football program.

Jim Valentine: Consulting your agent

A seasoned real estate agent can help you in many ways other than showing you a house. Anybody can walk in the front door, open the first closet door and proclaim, “This is the coat closet.” The true worth of a professional agent goes far beyond that. The buying and selling process of real estate has many components and nuances. You don’t need to know them all if you have a good agent.

Sunday, March 8

Carson City birth announcements for Feb. 22 to Feb. 27, 2020

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Denise Ramirez-Lugo and Angel Espino of Carson City, Jiovan Angel Espino, born Feb. 22, 2020, weighing 6 pounds and 14 ounces.

Carson City veteran takes Honor Flight, DAV under his wings

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Although he’s traveled to Hawaii on a number of occasions, this Carson City veteran visited Honolulu earlier in February to specifically see the memorials, ask questions and pose in group photos with others who had served during World War II and the Korean War.

Grand Princess update: Ship to disembark Monday, second Carson family on ship

A second Carson City family has been identified on the Grand Princess cruise ship off the San Francisco coast that’s now scheduled to dock in Oakland Monday.

Democrats say they registered nearly 17,000 during Nevada caucuses

The Nevada Democratic Party has issued a statement saying it registered almost 17,000 during the state’s caucuses. Spokesman Molly Forgey said that puts the party on track to pass the GOP’s total registration in Washoe County, already a swing county.

Douglas High baseball team enters new regime

Douglas High School baseball is under new tutelage this season as Ryan Gonzalez has taken over at the helm.

Annual STEP Ahead awards recognize women for excellence in manufacturing

The Manufacturing Institute has announced it will award Katie Feser with the Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead award. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory floor to the C suite. On April 30, the Manufacturing Institute will recognize 130 recipients of the STEP Ahead Awards at a reception in Washington, D.C.

Nevada Supreme Court: Can’t assume all money convicted drug dealer has is from illegal acts

The Nevada Supreme Court this week ruled that police and district judges can’t automatically assume all the money a person has when arrested on drug charges is the product of illegal activity.

Saturday, March 7

Senior menus for the week of March 9, 2020

Note: Menus for week of March 9 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Faith Christian Wyatt

Faith Christian Wyatt December 6, 1944 - March 2, 2020

Raymond Edward Mertens

Raymond Edward Mertens Oct 24, 1932 - Feb 23, 2020

Carson City Road Report for March 9-15

The following information applies to the period of March 9-March 15: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Pitching and timely hitting carries Carson baseball to two more wins

Carson High baseball took care of business twice on Saturday, picking up wins of 4-2 and 6-3 over Lowry and Truckee, respectively.

Big band music, poetry in Carson City on March 10

The Mile High Jazz Band with vocalist Jakki Ford will be joined by several poets and readers on Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., for an evening of big-band music and poetry on the theme “Fate & Fortune.”

Lyon County takes first step toward diesel tax

The Lyon County Board of Commissioners has proposed an ordinance to set a 5 cent per gallon tax on diesel fuel, according to an email from Lyon County Manager Jeff Page.

Carson High track team prepares for new decade on the oval

It’s no secret to anyone remotely familiar with Carson High track and field that there are some shoes to attempt to fill this season.

Roger Diez: Has NASCAR finally achieved parity?

So far it looks like NASCAR has achieved its goal of parity in the NASCAR Cup series. Alex Bowman’s win at Auto Club Speedway last Sunday pulled Chevrolet even with Ford (Joey Logano’s Las Vegas win) and Toyota (Denny Hamlin’s Daytona 500 victory). This weekend it’s a new ballgame, the first short-track race of the season at the 1-mile flat Phoenix oval.

Kelly Bullis: Tips for preparing your own tax return

As flattered as I am, I must disappoint some friends when they come to me and ask a tax question. Unfortunately, I have not been able to memorize all 4 million lines of U.S. Tax Code. Recently added to all that is the New Trump Tax Law (now in it’s second year) which was designed to make it easier for many folks to prepare their own returns. When you embark on the adventure of self preparing your own tax return, here are some “Tips” to help guide you.

Amodei files for House seat; opposed by 3 Democrats

After the initial surge in candidate filings on Monday, the pace tapered off dramatically through week one of the two-week open filing period. Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei filed Friday morning for another two-year term in the CD2 seat he has held since 2011.

Carson City’s Stanley Pochop celebrates 101st birthday

Stanley Pochop of Carson City celebrated his 101st birthday last weekend with family, friends and cake.

Friday, March 6

Roberta Arnold

ROBERTA ARNOLD, 79, of Dayton passed away March 3, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Joanne Ryan

JOANNE E. RYAN, 86, of Carson City passed away February 27, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965

Marion Bond

MARION BOND, 93, of Carson City passed away February 29, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Thomas walks off Carson baseball in win over Douglas

Carson 4, Douglas 3 The first of three scheduled meetings between Carson and Douglas baseball couldn’t have been much closer than it was Friday night.

Myths versus reality: Registering as an organ donor

Making the decision to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor is an important one. Every time someone says YES to donation, it gives hope to the tens of thousands of patients waiting for a life-saving organ transplant and the thousands more in need of a tissue or cornea transplant.

Carson Tahoe Health Recommends Being Proactive in the Prevention of COVID-19

Carson Tahoe is working closely with Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Hospital Association, Washoe Health District, Nevada State Health Dept. and other community partners to actively monitor the worldwide spread of the respiratory illness COVID-19 (also known as novel coronavirus). In conjunction with several community entities, we have assembled a working group of health professionals and key leaders to discuss preventative and preparedness plans for potential community impacts from the coronavirus.

Area roundup: Senator baseball takes home opener, Douglas diving leaps into new season

An impressive display on the mound and in the batter’s box led to a convincing 8-1 win over West Valley (Cottonwood, Calif.) Thursday evening.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office looking for attempted robbery suspect

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office investigation division is releasing information about an attempted robbery that occurred at the Chevron, 1102 N. Carson St., on Friday, March 6 at 4:17 a.m.

Carson City couple among quarantined passengers on cruise ship

Two Carson City residents are among more than 3,500 aboard the Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess ship about 50 miles off the California coast as of Friday waiting to hear on results from coronavirus tests.

Carson City Arts, Culture Coalition awards scholarship to Dylan Crano

The Carson City Arts & Culture Coalition has announced its 2019-20 college scholarship recipient, Dylan Crano, a bass player from Reno. The Coalition’s Scholarship Committee selected Crano after hearing him play at Scot Marshall’s “All About That Bass” lecture-performance as part of the 2019 Jazz & Beyond-Carson City Music and Art Festival in August. The $500 award has been sent to UNR to help with Dylan’s college expenses.

NV Energy files natural disaster plan with Nevada Public Utilities Commission

NV Energy has filed its plan for dealing with natural disasters with the Public Utilities Commission. Unlike some other utilities in the west, the natural Disaster Protection Plan lists planned outages, partial shutdowns of the grid, as a last resort to be used only in extreme situations.

Carson City Board of Supervisors approves water and sewer rate increase

The Board of Supervisors Thursday voted to raise Carson City’s water and sewer rates. The proposal, based on a study of the current rates which have not changed since 2017, was to raise all water rates by 3 percent and waste water rates by 3.5 percent annually for five years in order to meet financial goals set for the utility funds and pay for needed capital improvement projects.

Two nights, two upsets: Wyoming eliminates Nevada at tourney

LAS VEGAS — Freshman Kwane Marble II scored a career-high 24 points and 11th-seeded Wyoming stunned No. 3 Nevada 74-71 in a Mountain West Conference Tournament quarterfinal game Thursday night.

Reno case of coronavirus is 2nd for Nevada

RENO — Health officials in Reno say Nevada has a second case of coronavirus, a man in his 50s who is linked to the possible outbreak on the Grand Princess cruise ship, and that a Reno elementary school has been closed as a precaution.

CCHS has response plans in place

The Nevada Appeal asked Carson City Health and Human Services about the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes. Nevada Appeal: First, some basic information about coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. What are the symptoms and do they differ from the regular flu?

Thursday, March 5

Leslie Ann Guagliardo

Leslie Ann Guagliardo Oct 17, 1944 - Feb 23, 2020

JoAnne Skelly: I know you are thinking of spring!

My friend Sarah suggested I write about forcing blossoms indoors since we are all anxiously awaiting spring color to arrive on trees and shrubs. Forcing blossoms gives us a lovely spring preview.

Climate change topic of Carson City forum

Sierra Nevada Forums’ next event takes on climate change and action on March 10 with a panel of speakers including a couple of nationally-known experts.

Nevada attorney general offers grants for sexual assault programs

Attorney General Aaron Ford is inviting government agencies and non-profits to apply for grants to combat sexual assaults, dating violence and stalking in Nevada.

Carson City Historical Society says 145-year old Cafe at Adele’s building will not be saved

The Carson City Historical Society said Thursday the effort to save Cafe at Adele’s has come up short. The fundraising deadline was March 1. The society raised $22,000 in an effort to raise $100,000 to move the 145-year-old building from Carson Street to a new location.

Nevada resident tests positive for coronavirus

The Southern Nevada Health District reported Thursday the state’s first “presumptive positive” case of the coronavirus.

Man with stolen iPad and drugs allows search, iPad and drugs found, 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.

Laura Rich tabbed to lead Nevada public employee health insurance program

The Public Employees Benefits Program has decided to name Laura Rich, the current PEBP operations officer, to replace Damon Haycock as executive director of the state employee health insurance program.

Nevada school funding targeted by suit filed in Carson City

A group of parents represented by a Las Vegas law firm have filed suit charging that Nevada’s funding for public education is inadequate under Nevada law and the state constitution.

Grilled lamb chops, by Larry Lawrence (recipe)

Grilled lamb chops are back on the menu at Js’! Spring is the perfect time to enjoy lamb. Plus, the warmer days ahead will give us all the opportunity to fire up the grill. These chops are always popular and will make a wonderful entrée for your next spring dinner party.

GOED: ‘It’s time’ for Nevada to reevaluate tax abatements

Michael Brown, the recently appointed director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, keeps a bunch of newspaper clippings pinned to a whiteboard in his office that serve as daily reminders of key goals and aspirations. A front-page story from 2010 from the Reno Gazette Journal asks, “Is Reno on Track to be the Detroit of the West?” Commenters ponder if regional home values — at that time down more than half of 2006 levels — would return by 2025. Most disagree, so strong was the grip of the national recession on Northern Nevada.

Wednesday, March 4

Virginia "Ginger" Rae Urquhart

Virginia "Ginger" Rae Urquhart May 12, 1949 ~ February 21, 2020

Dorothy Crosby

Dorothy Crosby October 12, 1923 ~ March 1, 2020

Raymond L. Peterson

Raymond L. Peterson, 54, died February 18, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Howard C. Krivan

Howard C. Krivan, 65 died February 26, 2020 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Rhoba F. Rogacs

Rhoba F. Rogacs, 83, died March 3, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Carson City health inspections for Jan. 29 to Feb. 18, 2020

Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for Jan. 29 to Feb. 18. A, B or C grades are given based on the inspection score, which starts at zero. Points are added for each violation. Note: Low-risk factors are noted but not factored into scoring, although restaurants are still required to correct them.

Winners always want the ball writes Steve Ranson

Friday’s Elijah Jackson’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer guided missile rapidly became known as “The shot heard ‘round the world” after the LVN posted a short video clip of him releasing the ball and then having it permeate the air and through the net without touching the rim.

Reno’s nearly forgotten but very historic Hillside Cemetery

Tucked into a residential neighborhood of apartment complexes and fraternity houses near the University of Nevada, Reno campus is a patch of land that looks very much out of place.

Playing may be why dogs are man’s BFF

Tiki Bear is a 10-year-old Lhasa Apso mix. He’s a sweet calm boy who serves as the office dog. He was surrendered to CAPS because his person could no longer take care of him. He has been neglected and is looking for a home with someone who will appreciate and love him. You could be that person. Come out and meet this little man; he’s charming and as cute as can be.

NAS Fallon commander to speak at CEDA breakfast

This month’s speaker at the monthly Churchill Economic Development Authority’s Business Council breakfast is Capt. Evan Morrison, commander of Naval Air Station Fallon.

Participants line up at the Love our Theatre Fun Run.

The annual Love our Theatre Fun Run (5K run/walk). Attracted a record number of participants. 16:52:00 Kruse, Phillip 18:20:00 Stevens, Kutoven

Communities gear up for more agritourism

The Nevada Farms Conference recently wrapped up a successful event in Fallon that provided tours and discussions from area businesses to improving farming techniques in Northern Nevada.

Humane Society adoption fees waived for ‘Staff Picks’ this weekend

The Nevada Humane Society team members who care for shelter animals work tirelessly to help them find forever homes. NHS’ Staff Picks promotion is an opportunity to highlight the special connections its team has with the animals in shelters and encourage the adoptions of these pets by making them free to good homes.

Carson City effort helps secure federal funding for libraries

The American Library Association honored Carson City Library and its cohorts for 2019 advocacy efforts, helping restore federal library funding after it was proposed to be eliminated for the third time last spring.

Top Gun sequel, partially filmed at Lake Tahoe, to hit theaters early

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Tom Cruise spent two weeks running around the forest near the South Lake Tahoe Airport and now his upcoming movie is sprinting into theaters a little faster than planned.

Spaghetti feed benefits Western Nevada College nursing students

Support Western Nevada College’s nursing students by attending a spaghetti fundraising dinner on Friday, March 6 at 5 p.m. at WNC’s Carson Nugget Hall.

Commissioners meet Thursday

The Churchill County commissioners will meet Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administrative Building, Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor St., Suite 145.

Carson High baseball team opens season Thursday

A young and relatively inexperienced Carson High baseball team from last season has put in a year of offseason work leading up to the start of the 2020 campaign.

Petty, Stewart tributes to headline Fuji fundraiser

The Michael Furlong Band will rock the night away at "A Face in the Crowd," a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute show in the Fuji Park Exhibition Hall at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Carson City urged to help businesses fund sidewalk improvements

The Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee is recommending a new program to help businesses rehab sidewalks and ramps.

Tuesday, March 3

Evelyn W. Mattheus

Evelyn W. Mattheus Feb 2, 1950 - Feb 24, 2020 Evelyn "Evie" W. Mattheus, age 70, died February 24, 2020, at home in Carson City surrounded by her loving family following an illness of 10 months.

Jack Hayes

JACK HAYES, 80, of Carson City passed away February 28, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Dorothy B. Crosby

Dorothy B. Crosby, 96, died March 1, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Erik Fredsti

ERIK A. FREDSTI, 71, of Mound House passed away February 26, 2020. Arrangements are in care of FitzHenry's Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

DeBug Computer joins Feeding Pets of the Homeless as donation site

Feeding Pets of the Homeless welcomes DeBug Computer into its donation site community for pet food and supplies that will be delivered to local food banks, homeless shelters or homeless encampments. Donations may be taken to DeBug’s Carson City location, 1817 N. Stewart Street, number 30, or its Carson Valley location at 1560 U.S. Hwy 395 N., suite C in Minden.

Eight people file for Carson City offices

By the end of day Tuesday, eight candidates had filed to run for Carson City offices in the upcoming election. As expected, Supervisor Lori Bagwell and Aaron Sims filed for the mayor’s race and Lisa Schuette filed to run for supervisor Ward 4. All three candidates previously announced their candidacies.

19-year-old found passed out, charged with DUI, 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: Nevada Wolf Pack need not fear San Diego State

The Nevada Wolf Pack does not have to be afraid of the San Diego State Aztecs.

Carson City students celebrate digital learning by coding robots to perform

In celebration of National Digital Learning Day on Thursday, students throughout the Carson City School District, in particularly from Fritsch Elementary School, spent some time to learn online coding programs (equivalent to Javascript) and other coding programs that enabled them to command a robot to move and perform based on the code the students developed.

Jay Norvell signs five-year contract with Nevada Wolf Pack

The Nevada Wolf Pack does not have to be afraid of the San Diego State Aztecs.

Investigation ongoing in Fallon pedestrian fatality

An investigation is ongoing regarding a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred in mid-February at the corner of Williams Avenue and Carson Street, the Fallon Police Department said.

Girl Scouts seeking to achieve ‘recordbreaking year’

Cookie season is flourishing among Northern Nevada’s markets while Girl Scout troops make their sales on National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, taking place from Feb. 28 to March 1. Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada’s marketing and communications manager Jessie Schirrick says the organization is experiencing one of its most successful seasons so far in terms of cookie sales.

Reno doctor faces up to 20 years after guilty opioid plea

RENO — A 51-year-old Nevada doctor faces a maximum of up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to illegally distribute opioids. Eric Math of Reno changed his earlier plea of not guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Reno.

Water, sewer rates go before Carson City supervisors

The Board of Supervisors Thursday will consider new water and sewer rates. The proposal is to raise Carson City’s water rates 3 percent and wastewater rates 3.5 percent annually from fiscal year 2021, starting July 1, 2020, through 2025.

Monday, March 2

Carson City LGBTQ social planned for March 14

The Carson Valley LGBTQ and Friends Social will be 2 to 5 p.m. March 14 at Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint.

Y'Vette Diyin Linnell

Y'Vette Diyin Linnell Dec 11, 1968 - Feb 27, 2020 Y'Vette Diyin Linnell, age 51, passed away on February 27, 2020 at her home in Fallon.

Leisure Hour Club donates $500 to prison preservation society

Every year Carson City’s Leisure Hour Club recognizes local nonprofit groups that excel in supporting the greater Carson City community. On Feb. 19, the club donated $500 to the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society. Glen Whorton, president of the NSPPS, accepted the donation and said that the donation will contribute to making the prison open to the public.

G. Love bringing fresh tracks to Lake Tahoe

G. Love (Garret Dutton) has plenty of new stuff to share for 2020. He released a new album, The Juice, on Jan. 17. His wife gave birth to their third son, Garret Cas Dutton, on Feb. 12. He begins his spring tour with a full band (G. Love & Special Sauce), and they’ll be stopping by Harrah’s South Shore Room on Friday, March 7.

Carson City, Gardnerville reps among first to file for election

Editor’s note: This story has been update to reflect Tuesday’s filings. Among the first candidates to file for non-judicial seats this year were two incumbent assemblymen representing western Nevada.

Western Nevada College News & Notes: Science professors impart devotion to STEM on radio show

Learn how Western Nevada College science professors Elizabeth Tattersall and Winnie Kortemeier found their calling in the STEM field by listening to February airing of The Western Connection on KNVC (95.1 FM).

Marilyn Foster: Old-world charm of Eastern, Central Europe

Eastern and Central Europe have a special old-world charm that must be seen before this region becomes as popular as Western Europe and the “old ways” are forgotten.

Mountain West rankings: San Diego State 28-1 but coach ‘a little concerned’

Brian Dutcher does not like what he has seen out of his San Diego State Aztecs lately.

Carson City’s Sonoma Park to close in March

Sonoma Park will be closed from March 9-27 for seasonal maintenance and repairs, while efforts to renovate the turf, address drainage issues and repair deficiencies related to the playground and amenities in the park are made.

Nevada gaming win breaks $1 billion, Carson City area down in January

Nevada gaming licensees broke the $1 billion total win mark in January, reporting a 5.5 percent increase compared to January 2019. That is the eighth time total win has surpassed $1 billion in the past 12 months.

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Carson City birth announcements for January 24 to February 18, 2020

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Jessica and Kyle Smith of Carson City, Trevor Daniel Dickey-Smith, born Jan. 24, 2020, weighing 5 pounds and 13 ounces.

NV Energy files for rate decrease in Northern Nevada

NV Energy has filed for a $24.1 million rate decrease for Northern Nevada electric customers. The decrease will take effect Oct. 1 and reflects cuts in the projected costs of providing electric power and providing clean energy programs and efficiency services.

Lyon County commissioners consider 5-cent diesel tax

The Lyon County Board of Commissioners will consider proposing an ordinance that would tax the retail sales of diesel fuel at a rate of 5 cents. Senate Bill 48 was passed in 2019 and authorizes the Board of Commissioners to impose the tax with a two-thirds majority vote by the commission or by a majority vote at the next general election.

John Bullis: A divorce is a major tax event

The tax code section 1041 says transfers of most assets between spouses are tax free if made incident to a divorce. Special rules apply to retirement accounts and IRAs. Transfers “incident to divorce” need to be done within one year after the date the marriage ends or within six years after that date as long as they are made in accordance with your divorce agreement.

Candidate filing for Nevada elections opens Monday

The filing period for candidates seeking non-judicial elective office in Nevada opens Monday at 8 a.m. Among the offices on the ballot are congressional seats, state legislative seats, members of the Board of Regents, state Board of Education and numerous local offices in the capital.