Stories for May 2020

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Sunday, May 31

Carson City birth announcements for April 28 to May 13, 2020

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Aiyana Adams and Andrew Pendery of Gardnerville, Arlen George Pendery, born April 28, 2020, weighing 7 pounds and 10 ounces.

Carson City, Douglas County see four new COVID-19 cases

Carson City Health and Human Services reported four new positive cases and no additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Sunday. This brings the total number of cases to 193 with 139 recoveries and five deaths, 49 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Carson City water restrictions start Monday

Carson City’s summer watering restrictions go into effect Monday. Odd-numbered addresses are allowed to water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and even-numbered addresses can water on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Long-serving Western Nevada College trio awarded emeritus status

Between the three of them, they have worked more than 70 years in faculty and administrative faculty positions at Western Nevada College. That dedication was recognized earlier this month when long-serving employees Richard Kloes, Walt Lewis and Larry Calkins were appointed emeritus status.

Carson City school board passes balanced budget for 2020-21 school year

The Carson City School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday passed a balanced budget that reflects significant reductions to prevent what would have been a $3.2 million shortfall for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

Jim Valentine: Remember the details

We find wearing a mask is much like life without your glasses on. Your brain just doesn’t get all the information it wants and/or is used to so we are a bit fuzzy in our thinking and actions. It starts by not being able to read the person you are with by their smile/frown, and goes from there.

April gaming win? Believe it or not, it wasn’t zero

With gaming floors completely dark, Nevada casinos reported just $3.65 million in win for the month of April. That is a 99.6 percent, $932.9 million decrease compared to April 2019 when the casinos raked in $936.5 million. That resulted in a nearly $51 million decrease in gaming tax collections to just $19,107 for the month.

Saturday, May 30

Barbara rose Kramer Turner

Barbara Rose Kramer Turner November 9, 1934 - May 20, 2020

Meredith Howard

Meredith Howard 92, of Carson City passed away May 15, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations - Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Douglas, Lyon counties report new COVID-19 cases Saturday

Carson City Health and Human Services reported two new positive cases and one additional recovery of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Saturday. This brings the total number of cases to 189 with 139 recoveries and five deaths, 45 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Carson City road report for June 1 to 7, 2020

Road Report as of May 28. The following information applies to the period of June 1-7: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Quad-County offers more COVID-19 testing starting June 2

Carson City Health and Human Services is conducting additional community-based COVID-19 testing for Quad-County residents who are not experiencing symptoms, according to a Saturday news release. No appointment or pre-registration is required, testing is first come first serve. Community-based testing is being done in support of the state’s request to increase COVID-19 testing.

SLHS grads celebrate in drive-in ceremony, make 'best of the situation'

It was a challenge for Sierra Lutheran High School’s 28 graduates on Saturday to keep tassels, caps and cords on while they marched to get their diplomas or tossed their caps at the end. Their gowns and hair wavered constantly, but their smiles always remained. When it came time to cheer as their kids crossed “the stage,” parents honked their car horns with enthusiasm.

Man throwing road cones has new problems, 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.

CHS cross country seniors run 20.20-mile relay

May 23, five seniors from Carson High School’s cross country team celebrated the end of the school year and their sports seasons with a 20.20 mile touch-less relay run.

Roger Diez: Local racing is back

In local racing news, Fernley 95A Speedway opened Friday night, with results available here next week. Rattlesnake Raceway in Fallon is scheduled to race next weekend in conjunction with OctaneFest. ••• There were three notable things about NASCAR racing last week: Rain, penalties and Chase Elliott.

Sierra Lutheran honors 2020 graduates

Sierra Lutheran High School launched its Graduation Week celebration May 23 with members of the school’s faculty and administration delivering congratulatory signs to the Class of 2020.

John Bullis: The rest of the annual gift tax exclusion

Most folks are aware of the basic annual gift exclusion of $15,000 total gifts in a calendar year to each of as many persons. That can be done and it is not a taxable gift. You do not have to file form 709 U.S. Gift Tax Return and there is no tax to pay to U.S. Treasury (IRS). The Annual Gift Tax Exclusion includes more than just cash (currency) gifts. Another feature of the exclusion is you can pay tuition for someone else and it is not a taxable gift. You need to pay the tuition directly to the educational organization (for the student).

Initial and continuing unemployment claims decline in Nevada

In a sign Nevada’s economy may be turning a corner, continuing claims for unemployment benefits decreased in the week ending May 23 for the first time since March. Continued claims are those individuals filing weekly because they are out of work. There were 343,030 continuing claims at week’s end, a decrease of 26,011 or 7 percent.

Friday, May 29

5 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City and Lyon County

Carson City Health and Human Services reported five new positive cases and four additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 187 with 138 recoveries and five deaths, 44 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Spooner Lake to get federal money

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has awarded $593,533 to the Nevada Parks Division to improve Spooner Lake Park at Tahoe.

Judge won't lift 50-person cap on church services

RENO — A federal judge rejected a Dayton church's request Friday for an emergency injunction that would allow it to exceed Gov. Steve Sisolak's 50-person cap on religious gatherings.

Carson City prison inmate stabbed

Prison officials are investigating the stabbing of an inmate at the Warm Springs medium security prison in Carson City on Friday.

Senator Square: Carson High honors support staff, retirees

CHS is pleased to announce individuals who have excelled in their positions as Educational Support Professionals and have been recognized for their works of merit by their peers and coworkers. The ESP employees from CHS are those individuals who enable teachers to focus on the teaching of their students, and every teacher knows that without them, a school could not hope to function.

Keeping farmers market fresh, by Cynthia Ferris-Bennett

In almost every town, large or small there is a Farmers Market. We can’t wait until Farmers Market season...why? We love them because Farmers Markets are charming; it is that lovely transition from Spring to Summer. It allows you to go outside, get some fresh air and is a refreshing alternative to superstores.

Joe Santoro: Jalen Harris and what could have been

Jalen Harris, the Nevada Wolf Pack shooting guard who forfeited his final year of eligibility to jump into the June 25 NBA draft, will now get paid to score points.

Lyon County aims for June 8 reopening of offices

YERINGTON — Lyon County is working to reopen county offices, except courts, by June 8, according to a news release from the county.

Nevada senators announce funds for rural clinic COVID testing

Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both D-Nev., have announced the federal government has awarded Nevada funding to support coronavirus testing in rural Nevada.

Thursday, May 28

Jeremy Eldridge

Jeremy A. Eldridge July 17, 1973 ~ May 24, 2020 Jeremy A. Eldridge, 46, peacefully passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at his home in Fallon, Nevada.

4 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City and Lyon County on Thursday

Carson City Health and Human Services reported four new positive cases and five additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Thursday. This brings the total number of cases to 182, with 134 recoveries and five deaths, 43 cases remain active.

Pioneer High class of 2020 honored

Members of the community and alumni PHS staff donated a special gift for students at Pioneer High School. Conny and her son Jason Hernandez delivered a Red Bud tree and granite rock with a plaque dedication to the Pioneer High School class of 2020. The donated items were the official kick off to the landscaping that the school has planned to finish from the new building completed last year in March.

Nevada's Cortez Masto withdraws from Biden VP consideration

LAS VEGAS — Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada said Thursday that she's not interested in serving as running mate to presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden. Cortez Masto, who in 2016 became the first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate, said in a statement that she supports the former vice president and will work tirelessly to get him elected but does not want to join the presidential ticket.

Carson City groups hold food drive on Friday

A Northern Nevada food drive will take place on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The food drive’s goal is to collect non-perishable food items to continue to support our neighbors facing food insecurity in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

Nevada Labs giving away hand sanitizer on Friday in Carson City

A Carson City company says it will give away 1-gallon containers of hand sanitizer on Friday. Nevada Labs, 4610 Arrowhead Way, will hand out 100 1-gallon jugs to local business owners to help the effort to reopen businesses under phase 2 of Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s plan.

Amy Klobuchar to address Democrats at Nevada convention

The Nevada State Democratic Party announced Tuesday that U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar was chosen be the keynote speaker for the party's state convention in June. The State Convention is scheduled to be held remotely from June 11 through June 13. Klobuchar unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination and endorsed presidential candidate Joe Biden after dropping out.

Sailor fibbed about his age at enlistment

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — A trail of death and destruction swallowed the western Pacific Theater during the final year of World War II as the allies continued their march toward the Japanese mainland and the Philippines.

Delays in Census data will cause Nevada legal problems in reapportionment

Lawmakers were warned Wednesday that delays in getting Census data because of the coronavirus may land Nevada in legal trouble over reapportionment. Asher Killian of the legislative legal division said the state will likely have no hard Census numbers until after the end of the 2021 Legislature.

Sisolak tests negative for COVID-19

Gov. Steve Sisolak’s COVID-19 test came back negative on Wednesday. A swab test taken Tuesday night by the governor came back negative, Sisolak’s office said in a press release. Sisolak took the test as a precaution after he’d learned that an employee at a Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation facility in Carson City he’d visited had tested positive for the virus.

Secretary of state reviewing Sisolak donation allegations

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada secretary of state's office is reviewing allegations made by a former executive of the cannabis company MedMen Enterprises Inc., that the company's co-founders made illegal campaign donations to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. The allegations made by former MedMen Chief Financial Officer James Parker were made in a January 2019 lawsuit filed in California and were featured in a Politico article published last weekend.

Nevada has highest jobless rate in nation; Carson City at 21.4%

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

Wednesday, May 27

JT (Jake) Herrod Jr.

J T Herrod, Jr. (Jake) Feb 20, 1927 - May 2, 2020 J T Herrod, Jr., Jake, passed away May 2, 2020, at his home of 28 years in Fallon, NV.

Robert Vincent DeVore Sr.

Robert Vincent DeVore, Sr. July 17, 1927 - May 22, 2020

Meredith "Bud" J. Howard

Meredith "Bud" J. Howard October 6, 1927 – May 15, 2020

Pamela Fernandez

Pamela Fernandez 68, of Carson City passed away May 25, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations - Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

US judge refuses again to block Nevada’s mail-in primary

RENO — A federal judge has again rejected a conservative voting rights group’s bid to block the mail-in primary election now under way in Nevada as part of an effort to guard against spread of the coronavirus at traditional polling places. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du said in a strongly worded opinion late Wednesday the Voters’ Rights Initiative’s “second proverbial bite at the apple is no more fruitful than the first.”

Lyon County woman is fifth COVID-19 death in region

Carson City Health and Human Services reported an additional death due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to five. The individual was a female Lyon County resident in her 70s with underlying health conditions

Nevada casinos start luring customers after opening date set

LAS VEGAS — Casinos from Lake Tahoe to Laughlin started announcing plans Wednesday to lure back customers beginning June 4, with one downtown Las Vegas hotel owner buying more than 1,000 one-way airline tickets to boost interest around the country.

Boxing, UFC back on in Las Vegas after Nevada approves return

Mixed martial arts and boxing are back in business in Nevada. The Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously agreed during a teleconference Wednesday to allow two UFC events and two Top Rank boxing shows in Las Vegas over the next two weeks.

Briar Cliff football adds Carson’s Vasquez

Playing football has given Carson High’s Manny Vasquez plenty over the course of his young career.

Wilke made his mark on NAS Fallon, community

They both shared a love of flying and serving their country. Their paths met before and during at Naval Air Station Fallon, a duty station they grew to love, and they both left the Oasis of Nevada at the same time in 2013.

CCHS Class of 2020 ready to graduate

It's not a coincidence that one of the school’s smartest and brightest students wants to research vaccines and medicines.

Clerk’s office open for primary voting

The Churchill County Clerk’s Office has received more than 2,500 mail-in ballots for the June 9 primary election.

NAS Fallon COVID information

The Churchill County Clerk’s Office has received more than 2,500 mail-in ballots for the June 9 primary election.

Churchill County School District updates

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

Local government COVID information

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

Being in the chips really counts

Watson here and I have great news. The dog park is open again. It’s been over two months, and I was so happy to run around in the old stomping grounds. In fact, the last time I was in the dog park before it closed, we found a lost dog. He was a big yellow Lab who didn’t have a collar or any identification.

How well do you know Nevada’s literary legacy?

This week I’ll continue with more Nevada trivia — this time related to the state’s rich literary traditions. As you stand 6 feet apart from your closest neighbor, show off your mastery of the Silver State’s most beloved writers.

The bloodiest 82 days to secure Okinawa

In 2013, The Lahontan Valley News printed excerpts of a journal written by retired Marine Argus “Harold” Forbus and his son Jim on the battle for key islands in the Pacific during World War II.

Western Nevada College honors Fernley, Fallon graduates

Although Western Nevada College has delayed its commencement ceremony to honor its 2020 graduation class because of COVID-19, the college is proud to announce and congratulate its list of graduates.

Students graduate from Adult Education Diploma program

The Class of 2020 from the Churchill County School District’s Adult Education Diploma Program graduated Thursday night in a ceremony adjusted because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Class of 2020 reflects on the year

“My favorite memory from high school was the last day that we actually went to school. March 13 was my final day of school. I went with a couple friends and during my 7th block band class (which we had a break day in) we went to oats park and played volleyball. It was a great unknown last day.

Pioneer, Carson High name valedictorians and salutatorians

The Carson City School District recently announced this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian honors for Carson High School and Pioneer High School.

JoAnne Skelly: Broaden your edible plant palette

The Coronavirus has made many people want to grow their own food. At the Foothill Garden, a partnership with the Greenhouse Project and Carson Tahoe Health, Will Pierz, the garden manager and farmer, is growing some unusual but hardy edible plants.

Woman, 62, charged with assaulting deputy, 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, May 26

Marilyn Rodefer

Marilyn Rodefer December 15, 1932 - February 21, 2020

Patsy Nickel

Patsy Nickel 84, of Carson City passed away May 24, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations - Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Edward Allen

Edward O. Allen, age 72, of Carson City, NV passed away on March 20, 2020. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home. 775-882-2644

Valerie Dutter

Valerie D. Dutter, 68 of Carson City, passed away on May 20, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800.

richard Mustonen

Richard Mustonen, 73 of Carson City, passed away on May 22, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800.

Sisolak: Phase 2 reopening begins Friday, May 29

Gov. Steve Sisolak cancelled Tuesday evening’s press conference over concerns he may have been exposed to the virus.

New COVID-19 cases reported in Douglas and Lyon counties; hospitalizations down 1

Carson City Health and Human Services reported two new positive cases and three additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Tuesday. This brings the total number of cases to 176, with 128 recoveries and four deaths, 44 cases remain active.

Sisolak cancels in-person press conference over possible exposure to virus

Gov. Steve Sisolak canceled Tuesday evening’s press conference over concerns he may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

Gaming Control Board refining rules for reopening casinos

LAS VEGAS — Nevada gambling regulators said Tuesday they may require the state's shuttered casinos to test all front-line resort workers for COVID-19, plan to isolate infected visitors and take other steps to slow the coronavirus spread before they can reopen.

2 arrested in string of Douglas County vehicle burglaries

Two Californians were arrested Sunday in connection with a half-dozen vehicle burglaries at trailheads around Douglas County.

Carson City Sheriff's Office seeks help identifying assault suspect

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division is asking for assistance in identifying an unknown suspect, alleged to have broken into a home and assaulted the resident.

Quilling chooses collegiate softball, commits to CGCC

Carson High’s Camryn Quilling has had to be a fighter throughout high school.

‘First real heat’ of summer warning issued for western Nevada

The National Weather Service is warning “vulnerable populations” in western Nevada of forecasted high temperatures Wednesday through Friday. Unusually warm temperatures are expected as summer-like high pressure builds over the region.

Reno to get American Basketball Association team

The American Basketball Association has announced the Reno Rogues have been added to its record-setting expansion for the upcoming season that will begin in November, according to a news release. "Reno is a great sports and entertainment city," ABA CEO Joe Newman said in the release, "and we were very surprised when the G-League abandoned Reno and headed to California. It left a great opening and two excellent owners have jumped in to fill the void."

Feds warn Sisolak about in-person worship limits

The Trump administration is warning Nevada's Democratic governor that his plan for reopening the state during recovery from the coronavirus fails to treat religious and secular gatherings equally.

Small observance marks Memorial Day at Nevada veterans’ cemetery

FERNLEY — A short ceremony observing Memorial Day was conducted in less than 10 minutes without an audience at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley. Gone were the thousands of people who attend the annual remembrance to pay their respects to loved ones, the ruck sack marchers delivering dog tags of every man and woman who died in the Global War on Terror and to honor servicemen and women who are interred at the state veterans’ cemetery. Some paid the ultimate price in service to their country while others died in later life.

Judge strikes down energy leasing rules in sage grouse habitat

BILLINGS, Mont. — A U.S. judge has dealt another blow to the Trump administration's efforts to increase domestic oil and gas output from public lands, saying officials failed to protect habitat for a declining bird species when it issued energy leases on hundreds of square miles.

WNC celebrates graduation of 94 Jump Start students

Western Nevada College’s 2020 Jump Start graduating class includes 94 students representing Carson, Churchill County, Dayton, Douglas, Fernley, Pioneer, Silver Stage, Smith and Virginia City high schools; Oasis Academy and Nevada Virtual Academy; and through homeschooling.

Monday, May 25

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

Carson City Health and Human Services reported five new positive cases and three additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Monday. This brings the total number of cases to 174, with 125 recoveries and four deaths, 45 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Quarantine a challenge for some in substance abuse recovery

LAS VEGAS — Many in quarantine are tempted to stay in bed, watch television, binge on junk food, search for new ways to be occupied and, most important, avoid interacting with others.

Nevada launches system to accept gig workers' weekly claims

Nevada has launched a system to accept weekly claims from non-traditional workers for unemployment benefits authorized by the federal government. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation announced late Saturday morning that residents eligible for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program could begin filing weekly claims.

Carson City Symphony announces Project Euterpe

The Carson City Symphony and its associated ensembles have been entertaining people in the Carson City area for 36 seasons. Because they can't currently perform live, in person, they are producing a series of once- or twice-weekly video episodes to showcase the talents of their local artists, ensembles, and guest artists. These episodes, called Project Euterpe (“you-TER-pee”), will include excerpts from past concerts, some solo and small ensemble performances, previews of things to come, and perhaps some of the master classes taught by our guest soloists.

Are your passwords at risk?

In the tech business, we take password safety and security very seriously. Passwords protect private information, our finances, our files, our emails and even our identities. It’s why we celebrated World Password Day earlier this month and why we want you to be aware of common attacks people use to steal passwords, strong passwords tips to stop those attacks and how you can keep those passwords safe.

After COVID crisis drives sales off a cliff, auto dealers look to turn a corner

Ryan Dolan, CEO of Dolan Auto Group, says the month like it’s cursed. “April,” laments Dolan, sighing heavily, “is the worst month we’ve had on my watch. It literally cut our business — it cut everything — in half.” Pausing, he gives a more accurate snapshot: “Actually, I would say it cut our business by 60-75% across the board.”

Sunday, May 24

New COVID-19 cases in Carson City and Lyon County on Sunday

Carson City Health and Human Services reported four new positive cases and no additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 169, with 122 recoveries and four deaths, 43 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Bourne, Chandler are Carson City nominees for Nevada Teacher of the Year

The Carson City School District has announced Christina Bourne and Jennifer Chandler have been nominated and will have the opportunity to compete for “Nevada State Teacher of the Year.” The two were nominated because both have earned accreditations as National Board Certified Teachers. The winner and finalists of the state recognition will be announced in August.

Restaurants, gyms discuss challenges, opportunities amid pandemic

Carson City resident and photographer Alejandra Rubio recently interviewed several area businesses to learn about challenges and opportunities stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and how various closures and social distancing restrictions are impacting operations now and in the future. Below are highlights from the interviews. Note that some of the responses came prior to Gov. Sisolak’s Phase 1 reopening on May 9.

John Bullis: Why does Congress treat married folks unfairly?

The income tax law seems to discriminate against married folks. There are several examples of tax laws that cause married folk to pay more than twice what two unmarried single folks pay. The Standard Deduction (a choice instead of Itemized Deductions) gives married folk age 65 or older an additional exemption of $1,300. But a single person age 65 or older gets and additional exemption of $1,650 in 2020. Why the difference?

Veterans’ visit to Pearl Harbor reminds them of duty and sacrifice

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

Saturday, May 23

Barbara J. (Martin) Presley

Barbara J. (Martin) Presley JSeptember 16, 1933 - May 18, 2020

Providenti leads Silver Oak field at Dayton Valley

Nick Providenti shot an 85 in extremely windy conditions for the low gross score as the Silver Oak Sunday Men’s Club traveled May 17 to Dayton Valley Golf Course.

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

Carson City Health and Human Services reported four new positive cases and two additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Saturday. This brings the total number of cases to 165, with 122 recoveries and four deaths, 39 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Carson City road report for May 25 to 31, 2020

The following information applies to the period of May 25-31: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work: Airport Road will be closed in both directions between Woodside Drive and Minonee Lane, Tuesday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Residential access will be allowed. JAC service will continue, however detours will be in effect, including through the weekend.

Underappreciated Pete Padgett set foundation for Wolf Pack basketball

Pete Padgett simply personified the essence of Nevada Wolf Pack basketball. Classic short shorts and low-cut sneakers. White tube socks pulled up midway between the ankles and knees. A menacing horseshoe mustache. A flurry of elbows and knees, shedding opponents off his back on the way to yet another rebound.

Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll

LAS VEGAS — Free parking, but no valet service. Bartenders, blackjack dealers and waiters wearing masks. Hand sanitizer everywhere. Yes, dice will roll, cards will be dealt and slot machines will beckon. But poker rooms? Closed. Tourists returning to Las Vegas will see changes since gambling stopped in mid-March for the first time ever to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Jim Valentine: Predicting the market

Virus, virus, virus. All we’ve heard for a couple of months now is about the virus and adapting to it being in our midst, living and working (or wanting/trying to work) with it, and the changes it has been making to our lives. The question we are now getting most often is, “What is it doing to the market?” The answers among our peers are amazingly varied and each as correct as the other as nobody knows at this point. As with most such predications, one must assemble the information, establish perspectives, and draw one’s own conclusion. With that, here are some of the variables to put in your think tank.

As early voting opens, some 6,000 Carson City residents have already voted

The Carson City Clerk/Recorder’s office has already received and accepted about 6,000 mail-in primary election ballots as the early voting period opens this weekend.

Roger Diez: Auto racing returns to Northern Nevada

Live racing has finally started in Northern Nevada. Fernley 95A Motorsports Complex will hold its first race of the 2020 season on Friday, May 29. IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, and Diamond Mountain Hobby Stocks are on the card. Masks will be required, and social distancing will be enforced. Spectator admission is $10, with $25 for a pit pass. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Today the action moves to Winnemucca Regional Speedway for the two-day Higher Desert Classic, and next weekend will see another two-day show at Rattlesnake Raceway in Fallon in conjunction with Octane Fest.

Friday, May 22

Carson City man is fourth COVID-19 death in region

Carson City Health and Human Services reported an additional death due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Friday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to four. The individual was a male Carson City resident in his 60s. It is unknown at this time if he had underlying health conditions.

Lyon County church files lawsuit against Sisolak

Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley has filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Steve Sisolak and other state officials over the coronavirus-related ban on in-person worship services, arguing it’s “unconstitutional.” The lawsuit was filed Friday.

Sisolak to announce Phase 2 reopening on Tuesday

Gov. Steve Sisolak has scheduled a Tuesday press conference to discuss what Phase 2 of the economic reopening will look like and set a target date to reopen gaming in Nevada.

Senator Square: Students say goodbye to CHS yearbook adviser

Patt Quinn-Davis, CHS Language Arts teacher and adviser of the school newspaper and Carneta yearbook, is retiring.

Nevada unemployment hits record 28.2 percent

DETR officials say Nevada’s unemployment is at an all-time record 28.2 percent.

Using face masks and sanitizer, couples say 'I do' in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — The bride wore a white beaded dress and a white cloth face mask that said "Mrs." in curly black letters. Her new husband, dressed in black, wore one that said "Mr." Vaughan Chambers and Alicia Funk put the face coverings on shortly after they exchanged vows and kissed in front of a neon-lit sign in a Las Vegas wedding chapel and posed for photos with an Elvis impersonator who officiated at their wedding.

Western Nevada College Virtual Choir debuts with ‘One Day More’

Western Nevada College, working with a core of performers from the Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company, has created a virtual choir — Broadway Rising! — to share the power and beauty of Broadway during these times when live performance is no longer possible.

Seismic activity rumbles near last week’s epicenter

It’s been a week since a 6.5 earthquake struck western Nevada with the epicenter near Coaldale, about 37 miles west of Tonopah.

CDC grant will help pay for Nevada tests and contact tracing

Nevada has been awarded $88.9 million in grant funding to enhance COVID testing and contact tracing.

Thursday, May 21

Harold G. Buttles

Harold G. Buttles May 5, 1920 ~ May 4, 2020

John Hixson

John Christopher Hixson April 15, 1957 - May 10, 2020 Sherry Lynn-Marie Jones July 26, 1957 - May 10, 2020

6 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City and Lyon County

Carson City Health and Human Services reported six new positive cases and nine additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Thursday. This brings the total number of cases to 159, with 114 recoveries and three deaths, 42 cases remain active.

David Theiss: Brisket for National Barbecue Month (recipe)

May is National Barbecue Month, and along with burgers and steaks, another one of my favorite meats to smoke on the barbecue is brisket!

Lawmakers create committee to advise on use of coronavirus money

The legislative Interim Finance Committee voted Thursday to form a subcommittee to review and advise Gov. Steve Sisolak on the use of federal coronavirus money pouring into the state. The Board of Examiners and IFC have already accepted just about $1 billion in federal pandemic relief funding, the vast majority in a $836 million package accepted a week ago.

Diesel tax passes first vote of Carson City supervisors

The Board of Supervisors started down the road to impose a new tax on diesel fuel sold in Carson City. The 5 cent per gallon tax will begin Aug. 1 and sunset on Dec. 31, 2022 unless a ballot measure to continue it is passed by voters in the 2022 election.

Joe Santoro: Jazz Johnson worthy, but not best, choice for Doc Martie award

Jazz Johnson, one of the most accurate 3-point shooters in Nevada Wolf Pack history, was a worthy choice for this year’s Doc Martie award, honoring the school’s top senior male athlete. But he wasn’t the best choice. The award this year should have gone to Lindsey Drew.

Caleb Cage named Nevada's COVID-19 response director

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named Caleb Cage to head Nevada’s COVID-19 response. “This new, expanded role will help propel the state of Nevada forward as we continue our gradual, phased-in reopening and fortify our response to this unprecedented public health crisis,” said Sisolak.

Water network declares victory over Las Vegas water pipeline project

After 30 years of fighting, the Great Basin Water Network has declared victory in its battle to prevent the Southern Nevada Water Authority from building a 300-mile pipeline they say would drain northeastern Nevada of water.

Artwork planned for former Adele’s site in Carson City

Work by the artist of Reno’s Believe sculpture is planned for the former Cafe at Adele’s site. The Cultural Commission on Tuesday approved a plan for the art installation presented by Frank Lepori Construction Inc., the contractor for the Jacksons Food Stores and gas station expansion into that now vacant property.

Gaming regulators plan health, safety workshop with casinos

LAS VEGAS — Nevada gambling regulators are calling casino companies to a workshop next week with health and safety officials aimed at sharpening rules for reopening the state's shuttered gambling establishments. With no opening date currently set, the session scheduled for Tuesday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board could help show when Gov. Steve Sisolak will lift his mid-March order that stopped gambling in Nevada and closed casinos to prevent groups from gathering and spreading coronavirus.

Carson City moves forward with open space projects

The Open Space Advisory Committee approved the open space work plan for the upcoming fiscal year. Some of the plan’s projects are funded by grants and will not be affected by an expected drop in sales tax revenue, which is what funds the Quality of Life Fund dedicated to Carson City’s open space.

Wednesday, May 20

Law enforcement seeking drivers without seat belts

Nevada law enforcement agencies are out in force through June 2 looking for drivers and vehicle passengers who aren’t wearing seat belts.

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

Carson City Health and Human Services reported three new positive cases and two additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Wednesday. This brings the total number of cases to 153, with 105 recoveries and three deaths, 45 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations continue to slow in Nevada

Nevada’s biostatistician Kyra Morgan told the legislative Health Committee on Wednesday that hospitalizations from the coronavirus continue to decline with just 239 confirmed beds occupied as of Wednesday morning and an additional 198 suspected cases.

Laxalt group requests ethics investigation into Nevada’s Horsford

LAS VEGAS — A watchdog group affiliated with Nevada's former GOP Attorney General Adam Laxalt has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation into whether Democratic Congressman Steven Horsford of Nevada violated any laws or ethics rules in the course of an extramarital affair.

Winnemucca toddler dies after being bitten by rattlesnake

WINNEMUCCA — On Saturday, May 9, 3-year old Alyssa Johnson and her family rushed to the hospital after the toddler was bitten by a rattlesnake while her family was hiking in the Sonoma Canyon recreation area in Pershing County. The toddler later died from her injuries.

Extended voting hours start May 23 in Churchill County

The Churchill County Clerk’s Office has received more than 2,500 mail-in ballots for the June 9 primary election.

Trump threatens to delay funding for Nevada over voting

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to hold up federal funds for two battleground states because they are trying to make it easier to vote during the coronavirus pandemic. The president's tweets targeting Michigan and Nevada were his latest salvo against voting by mail, a practice that he has publicly worried will lead so many people to vote that Republicans will lose in November.

Formal Memorial Day observances canceled

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CCHS firming up graduation plans for May 29

Churchill County High School is firming up details for this year’s graduation May 29.

Coaldale quake strongest in Nevada since 1954

The strongest earthquake to strike Nevada in 65 years rattled the central part of the state Friday morning and closed the main Reno-to-Las Vegas highway for more than nine hours.

Thursday is deadline to order mail-in ballot for Nevada primary

The online deadline for voters to order a mail-in paper ballot for the June 9 primary election is May 21 — Thursday. Online voter registration including eligibility requirements can be found at www.RegisterToVoteNV.gov.

Churchill County sheriff’s report

On May 12, the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Nevada Department of Corrections advising that Alfonso Pinuelas-Duran, a 29-year-old Hispanic male, had escaped from the Stewart Conservation Camp in Carson City.

Longtime theatre teacher ends career: Perazzo switches from a final stage production to online theater lessons

Over his 31-year teaching career when he directed and oversaw countless theatre productions, Glen Perazzo collected his fair share of neckties.

Staying safe as COVID-19 restrictions ease

As stay-at-home restrictions begin to ease, people are starting to venture out of their homes, and some are even returning to work. But that doesn’t mean that the virus has gone away – or that there is a vaccine or a cure. So how can you stay safe and healthy while slowly returning to some semblance of normal life?

Arizona man charged with murder of Fallon woman

A Phoenix man was arrested last week and charged with the murder of a Fallon woman who was reported missing in early 2019.

Captain Kirk died where in Nevada?

A surprising number of movies have been filmed in the Silver State. From the silent footage of the Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight in Carson City in 1897, considered the first movie to film in the state, to “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2,” filmed in Las Vegas in 2015, Nevada has been the setting for hundreds of films, both good and bad.

Watson explains dog mysteries

Watson here and I’ve been under constant scrutiny for the past few weeks. It seems that mom has been reading about pet behaviors, and since I’m the only dog in the house, she keeps a close eye on what is going on with me. Her latest kick is my sleeping habits.

Swabbing my nostril for science: County offers COVID testing for area residents

In my lifetime, my body has been prodded, pinched and poked with needles of all sizes. I have been on the other end of taser and tear-gas training. I flew in Army helicopters over Afghanistan and fought wildland fires on both engine and Helitack crews when I was much, much younger.

Oasis Academy graduation to stream Thursday night

It's not the same but after spending the last couple of months coming up with the best alternative for its graduating class, Oasis Academy will stream this year’s graduation ceremony on its Facebook page at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Rural households to begin receiving hand-delivered 2020 census forms

CARSON CITY — The U.S. Census Bureau began on Tuesday its “update leave” operations, where 2020 census forms are hand delivered to residences that either do not have mail delivered to the physical location of the home, or the mail delivery information for the residence cannot be verified.

Commissioners meet Wednesday afternoon

Churchill County Commissioners meet Wednesday at 1:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administrative Building, Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. This meeting will also be conducted on Zoom.

McCormick named state wrestling recipient for Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award

It feels like forever since he won his third state wrestling title but Fallon senior Tommy McCormick picked up another impressive award.

JoAnne Skelly: Celery butts and other fascinating plant surprises

My friend Millie is a plant explorer. She experiments getting groceries to grow. When she told me she was growing celery from the butt-end of what you buy from the grocery store, I was fascinated. How? In water? In soil? She went on to say she also grows sweet potatoes. I had tried that in high school, so that didn’t surprise me. But when she showed me a picture of her sweet potato plant I was impressed.

5.0 earthquake shakes remote area of western Nevada again

TONOPAH — An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.0 shook a remote area of western Nevada Wednesday morning where a stronger temblor occurred last week.

One positive result from 1,798 asymptomatic tests in Carson City region

The test results are back on people without any symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Over the first two weeks in May, Carson City Health and Human Services conducted tests of individuals throughout the quad county area of Carson City and Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties.

Tuesday, May 19

Dewey Heimark

Dewey Heimark Dewey Heimark (74) passed away unexpectedly on May 7th, 2020. Originally from Saint Maries, ID, he settled in Carson City after his time in the Vietnam War.

Tracy Johnson

Tracy Johnson 92, of Dayton passed away May 17, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations - Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

5 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City and Lyon County

Carson City Health and Human Services reported five new positive cases and one additional recovery of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Tuesday. This brings the total number of cases to 150, with 103 recoveries and three deaths, 44 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Man pulls knife on deputy, deputy wins, 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.

LTCC soccer picks up two Carson High signees

The two newest signees for Lake Tahoe Community College women’s soccer have had two different paths to get their next steps.

Nevada Health Link added 6,000 in special enrollment period

LAS VEGAS — Nevada's state-run health insurance marketplace added more than 6,000 people during a two-month window for those who lacked coverage but had not signed up during open enrollment last fall, officials said Tuesday.

Board approves contracts enabling Nevada gig workers to get benefits

The Board of Examiners met Tuesday to approve contracts that will help more workers get benefits.

Vegas Strip casino owner waiving parking fees when reopening

LAS VEGAS — Casino giant MGM Resorts International isn't going to charge parking fees at its Las Vegas Strip resorts when they are allowed to reopen after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company said. No reopening date has been set. But a spokesman for the owner of properties including Bellagio, MGM Grand, New York-New York and Mandalay Bay said in a statement Tuesday that free parking will be a way to welcome guests back.

Nevada’s Republicans to convene at Lake Tahoe on June 12-14

Nevada’s Republican Party has announced plans to hold its state convention June 12-14 at Harrah’s Tahoe. The original date for the convention was Friday.

Nevada governor recall backers lose bid for deadline waiver

LAS VEGAS — A recall drive against Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak appeared doomed Monday, after a federal judge in Las Vegas declined to waive the deadline for a signature-gathering campaign aimed at qualifying a removal measure for the ballot.

Carson City Alzheimer’s fundraiser rescheduled for September

Carson City’s newest event for a good cause is now postponed until the fall. A Walk/Run to Remember, a 5K race to raise money for Northern Nevada Alzheimer’s Association, was set for May 16 but has been moved to Sept. 12.

Monday, May 18

Wonets jean Beckham

Woneta Jean Beckham, 83 of Silver Springs, passed away on May 14, 2020 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800.

Hellbound Glory show in Carson City next up in virtual concert series

A performance by Hellbound Glory will be broadcast live from Carson City on May 30 at 7 p.m. as part of The Lucid Virtual Concert Series.

Carson City man is third death from COVID-19 in Quad County region

Carson City Health and Human Services reported a third death due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Monday. The individual was a male Carson City resident in his 80s. It is unknown at this time if he had underlying conditions. CCHHS also is reporting one new positive case and 10 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 145, with 102 recoveries and three deaths, 40 cases remain active.

Tahoe transit providers get $8.6 million in CARES Act money

Transit providers at both ends of Lake Tahoe have been awarded $8.6 million in CARES Act funding to sustain free transit services for the public. A spokesman said those services are vital for those without a car to access basic needs like groceries and healthcare.

Western Nevada College hosts Virtual Family Trivia Night on May 21

Join Western Nevada College Foundation and Vice Chancellor Nate Mackinnon on May 21 at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of virtual family fun.

Western Nevada College recognizes 2020 graduation class

Although Western Nevada College has delayed its commencement ceremony to honor its 2020 graduation class because of COVID-19, the college is proud to announce and congratulate its list of graduates. Following spring semester 2020, 650 students have graduated with 692 degrees and certificates.

Vote to use Rainy Day fund to cover budget hole split on party lines

The Legislative Interim Finance Committee voted Monday to move the entire Rainy Day Fund into the General Fund where it can be used to offset revenues lost to Nevada’s economic shutdown.

Las Vegas businessman reaches $21M settlement in fatal DUI crash

LAS VEGAS — A prominent Las Vegas businessman awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in a deadly drunken driving crash has reached a $21 million settlement in a lawsuit by the family of a mother of three killed in the wreck.

Ash Canyon Road gate open

The gate on Ash Canyon Road, located at the trailhead to the Ash to Kings Trail in Ash Canyon, is now open.

Carson’s Fontaine to throw at Willamette next season

The Carson High baseball team had a team parade for its seniors in early May and with his head coach standing next to him, Max Fontaine took the opportunity to officially ink his commitment to Willamette University to continue his baseball career.

Tourism-driven Virginia City tries to support merchants, keep crowds at bay

Every year, Virginia City sees up to 1.4 million people — from near and far — funnel into its historic mining town tucked in the hillside of the Sierra Nevada. That won’t be the case this year.

Carson City supervisors to start diesel tax process

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday may start the process to impose a 5 cent tax on diesel fuel sold in Carson City. Last November the board voted to add the tax and then leave its continuation up to voters on the 2022 ballot. The tax is expected to raise about $400,000 annually for roads maintenance.

Sunday, May 17

Carson City birth announcements for April 24 to May 6, 2020

To Daelynn Nadler and Michael Blummer of Gardnerville, Michael Dale Blummer, born April 24, 2020, weighing 7 pounds and 8 ounces.

New COVID-19 case is Carson City resident in her 40s

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported one new positive case of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Sunday. This brings the total number of cases to 144, with 92 recoveries and two deaths, 50 cases remain active. The new case is a female Carson City resident in her 40s.

Carson City farmers market updates procedures for coronavirus

The Carson Farmers Market has posted new procedures for the upcoming summer-long event. Carson City officials still have to sign off on the procedures, but organizers wanted to start making information available to the public and market vendors.

Western Nevada College News & Notes: Flex classes offered for Fall 2020

Flexibility is the new rage for college students. And why not? Imagine that it is raining and you don’t feel like driving to your 8 a.m. class at Western Nevada College. Good news is, you have another option — remain in the safety and comfort of your home and join your class virtually.

Calls for cops, crimes in Carson City very different during pandemic

Sheriff Ken Furlong says the types of calls his deputies are responding to have changed dramatically amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Marching proudly from Carson High

The people who know Carson High School’s band director best still get a little stumped when someone else asks for “Mr. Zabelsky.” He’s simply “Mr. Z” or just “Z” in his own e-mail signature. “Mr. Z was my music teacher when I went to Gardnerville Elementary School long, long ago, so I still have a tough time calling him by his first name because he will always be Mr. Z to me,” Principal Gavin Ward said. “He has a heart for music, teaching and students. It is a huge commitment to lead a band program at a large comprehensive high school. It is amazing that he has done this for so long.”

Saturday, May 16

Lynda C. Jackson

Lynda C. Jackson March 7, 1949 - April 26, 2020

Eva Jean Gibbons

Eva Jean Gibbons, 86, of Carson City, Nevada has passed away on May 13,2020. And is in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations (775)888-6800.

Nevada Rep. Horsford acknowledges he had extramarital affair

LAS VEGAS — Democratic Congressman Steven Horsford of Nevada on Saturday acknowledged he had an extramarital affair with a woman who said the on-and-off relationship began in 2009 before ending last September.

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

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported six new positive cases and two recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Saturday. This brings the total number of cases to 143, with 92 recoveries and two deaths, 49 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Carson City road report for May 18 to 24, 2020

The following information applies to the period of May 18-24: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work: Airport Road will be closed in both directions between Woodside Drive and Minonee Lane, Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Residential access will be allowed. JAC service will continue, however detours will be in effect.

Black hole: The somewhat sordid history of Mackay Stadium's south end zone

Chris Ault created his very own silver and blue Mackay Stadium monster.

Carson City develops policy for setting speed limits

Carson City has instituted a speed limit policy to provide a consistent methodology for setting limits on new roads and reviewing them on existing ones. Changes to traffic volume or incidents of accidents can trigger a review of a road’s speed limit, Chris Martinovich, transportation/traffic engineer, told the Regional Transportation Commission on Wednesday.

Jim Valentine: Thoughts for the pondering mind

I’ve written extensively over the past couple of months about the changes in the real estate industry caused by the COVID-19 virus. Times they’ve sure been a changing and the adaptations have been accepted and applied in the field. So what does it all mean to the consumer? Is everyone protected equally? It seems as if changes have been made that protect consumers from recognizable consequences, but what about some of the not so visible unintended ones?

Initial claims for unemployment fall for second week in a row

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports that initial claims for unemployment benefits fell by almost 7,000 to 21,635 last week. That is the second consecutive decrease in initial claims but officials point out that 440,744 people have filed in just the last nine weeks following the governor’s order to close most businesses in the state.

Friday, May 15

Jail inmate rebooked for phone call, 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.

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

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported three new positive cases and three recoveries ofCOVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Friday. This brings the total number of cases to 137, with 90 recoveries and two deaths, 45 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Tahoe Transportation District mandates masks for passengers

The Tahoe Transportation District, which provides free public transit in the South Lake Tahoe area, will require all passengers to wear a facemask beginning Monday.

Sisolak: Nevadans doing well in first week of Phase 1 reopening

Gov. Steve Sisolak said Friday he is proud that the vast majority of Nevadans and businesses are taking the coronavirus restrictions seriously and complying with the rules as the state begins reopening its economy.

Carson City disc golf park to close on Mondays

Starting Monday, May 18, Carson Ridge Disc Golf Park will be closed on Mondays for course maintenance.

Brewery Arts Center invites Carson City to ‘thank you’ wall

In the spirit of our summer mural wall, the Brewery Arts Center has assembled a “Thank you” wall facing King Street and invites the community to come by with a Sharpie or paints and write a message to anyone who has helped during this time.

Roger Diez: Fernley 95A hosts test and tune Saturday

Fernley 95A Motorsports Complex is hosting its second test and tune session Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drivers can take hot laps on the 3/8-mile clay oval for $45 and spectators can come and watch for $5 apiece. Two weeks ago, about 50 cars showed up, and I expect there will be a similar turnout Saturday. I plan to be there and hope to get some news about when the racing season will start.

Sisolak orders flags to half-staff in honor of Roy Horn

Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered flags in Nevada to half-staff on Monday in honor of Las Vegas entertainer Roy Horn.

Carson City Sheriff seeks suspect in Home Depot burglary

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office investigations division is asking for assistance in identifying a burglary/fraud suspect.

Board drains Nevada's Rainy Day Fund to deal with pandemic financial crisis

In a 10-minute emergency meeting Thursday, the Board of Examiners drained the $401 million Rainy Day Fund. They dumped the cash into the General Fund where it can be used to offset the growing shortfall in revenues created by the economic shutdown.

BLM cites 'staggering' cost of reining in U.S. wild horses

RENO — Federal land managers say it will take two decades and cost more than $1 billion over the first six years alone to slash wild horse populations to sustainable levels necessary to protect U.S. rangeland.

Thursday, May 14

Michael Moreland

Michael Moreland October 29, 1946 - May 12, 2020

Ricahrd Bryan Cooke

Richard Bryan Cooke, 64 of Carson City, passed away on May 12, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775- 888-6800.

2nd tunnel complete for Las Vegas convention center people mover

LAS VEGAS — Workers completed the second of two underground tunnels early Thursday for a people mover connecting exhibit halls at an expanded Las Vegas Convention Center, a project spokeswoman said.

5 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City; Storey County has first case

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported six new positive cases and one recovery of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Thursday. This brings the total number of cases to 134, with 87 recoveries and two deaths, 45 cases remain active. The new cases are:

New bid to stop Nevada mail-in voting says virus threat gone

RENO — A conservative voting rights group that lost an earlier bid to block next month's mail-in primary election in Nevada says the normal election rules and polling places for in-person voting should be reinstated because the most serious threat posed by coronavirus has passed.

Michelle Palmer: Tacos for breakfast? Of course (recipe)

Grandma and mom had always told me to make sure you have the staples in house… ALWAYS! When you have butter, flour, milk, sugar, and eggs you will always be able to make something to fill your belly! During these times; these lessons from them have really come to mind.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack football schedule should reduce traffic

Two years ago the Nevada Wolf Pack hyped its 2018 home football schedule as the best in school history. Nobody is calling the 2020 home schedule the best in school history. This year’s home schedule will bring UC Davis, UTEP, San Diego State, Fresno State, Utah State and Wyoming to Mackay Stadium.

Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada transforming during shutdown

In the famous words of the great Dr. Seuss, “You have brains in your head, and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

Incoming storm: Rain in Carson City, snow in the mountains

Carson City could reach 80 degrees on Saturday and see snow on Tuesday, with rain likely on Sunday and Monday. Thunderstorms, too, are a possibility. Ah, spring in Northern Nevada.

Douglas County Sheriff: Deputies save 3 near overdoses due to fake Percocet

MINDEN — There have been three near fatal overdoses this week in Douglas County attributed to counterfeit Percocet pills containing Fentanyl, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release issued Wednesday.

31% of Nevada workers idle since closures

LAS VEGAS — About 24,000 out-of-work Nevada residents filed first-time unemployment claims last week, pushing the percentage of people seeking jobless benefits to 31% since casinos and businesses shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to federal figures.

Carson City tourism authority cuts salaries as revenue falls

Carson City citizens committees are meeting again. On Monday, the Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority met followed by an entirely remote meeting held by the Cultural Commission.

Wednesday, May 13

Linda Bright

Linda Bright 1959 - 2020 Linda Bright. 1959-2020 of Las Vegas and formerly Dayton NV passed away on April 28, 2020. She was born on Aug 11 in Chicago Illinois to parents Donald and Lily Miller.

New COVID-19 case in Lyon County and 2 recoveries on Wednesday

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported one new positive case and two recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Wednesday. This brings the total number of cases to 128, with 86 recoveries and two deaths, 40 cases remain active. The new case is a male Lyon County resident in his 60s.

New opportunities: Introducing Western Nevada College's Latino Leadership Academy

Western Nevada College has provided Latino students with the opportunity to attend, thrive and excel academically for a decade. Since its inception, WNC’s Latino Cohort has provided support to more than 500 Latino students, empowering them to earn their associate degree before pursuing a four-year degree or entering Nevada's workforce.

Nevada gig workers sue state for promised U.S. jobless funds

LAS VEGAS — With Nevada the only U.S. state not taking applications for federal coronavirus relief payments to gig workers, two self-employed single mothers in Reno are suing to force the state to begin paying thousands of out-of-work people the more than $600 a week Congress promised.

Arrest made in death of woman reported missing by Fallon Police

BUCKEYE, Ariz. — A 28-year-old man has been arrested in the 2019 choking death of a woman whose body was found partly buried in the desert on the outskirts of metro Phoenix.

Lawmakers want detailed reports on spending federal virus money

Members of the Legislative Interim Finance Committee were emphatic Wednesday that they receive detailed reports on how the state spends the $836 million in federal money to cover costs of battling the pandemic.

Faxes and email: Old technology slows COVID-19 response

On April 1, a researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emailed Nevada public health counterparts for lab reports on two travelers who had tested positive for the coronavirus. She asked Nevada to send those records via a secure network or a "password protected encrypted file" to protect the travelers' privacy.

Carson High's Kailee Luschar selected as all-American

Premiere Girls Fastpitch named Carson High’s Kailee Luschar as a 2020 Western Region All-American, despite not even being able to step on the field this season.

Federal funds kick in to extend Nevada jobless payments

LAS VEGAS — Nevada state officials said Wednesday that federal emergency funds are kicking in to extend unemployment payments for an additional 13 weeks for idled workers who have exhausted regular benefits.

Nevada OK's $1 million to help voters through upcoming primary

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a $1 million contract with KPS3 to provide a “full service voter education marketing campaign” to help voters through the upcoming primary election.

Carson City man dies in Humboldt County rock climbing fall

A Carson City man has been identified as the victim of a fatal rock climbing accident, according to a news release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Tristan Jon-Robert Lynn, 22, died when a large rock fell on him, the release said.

Carson City school board delays action on Snyder property negotiation

The Carson City School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday tabled action on authorizing Superintendent Richard Stokes to negotiate the purchase of the 1600 Snyder Ave. property and delayed the item until further budget discussions have been completed.

Suspect arrested in 2013 killing of Lake Tahoe gas station clerk

RENO — A former Lake Tahoe resident living in Las Vegas has been arrested as a suspect in the fatal shooting of a clerk at a gas station in South Lake Tahoe, California nearly seven years ago.

JoAnne Skelly: I’m a grass warrior

I have been a grass warrior lately. Grass persists in exploring and establishing in areas I don’t want it: under shrubs, twined in flowers, out of the edges of the lawn, under the trees, in the field and so on.

Virtual Candidates Night to air Tuesday

A virtual Candidates Night on Tuesday for the two Churchill County Commission openings will be aired on radio stations KVLV (980 AM) and KKTU (99.5 FM) beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Commissioners: Take public health seriously

Churchill County commissioners said local communities are faced with “threading a needle with public safety” while not crushing the economy as the state enters the first phase of the governor’s plan to have Nevadans return to work.

Trustees meet Wednesday on GoToWebinar

The Churchill County Board of School Trustees meets Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the in the virtual platform of GoToWebinar.

Churchill County government COVID information

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

Commissioner candidates for district 1

The same questions were asked of all candidates who running for the two district Churchill County Commission seats. Responses to those questions will be grouped by District 1 and District 3. Candidates will be listed alphabetically as they are on the ballot.

Extension presents ‘Living With Fire Conversations’ during Wildfire Awareness Month

Wildfire knows no boundaries – make yours. This is the theme for Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month this May, occurring during a time when everyone is trying to set health boundaries through social distancing and staying at home.

Physical activity is a strong benefit during COVID-19

RENO – With the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place posing great challenges to families and households in Nevada, University of Nevada, Reno, provides this information to help our citizens improve their mental and physical health during this time.

Heavenly music to soothe the soul

I love music and being indoors a great deal has given me the opportunity to revisit CDs of artists I have seen. Justin Kauflin is a young jazz pianist I saw at the Monterey Jazz Festival and it has been a treat listening to his soulful, innovative music.

The Nevada Traveler: How well do you know your Nevada sports trivia?

Over the years, Nevada has been home of a number of amazing athletes and hosted a plethora of noteworthy sporting events. This installment highlights trivia about some of the most interesting sports figures, records, teams and events in the state’s history.

Churchill County Commission District 3

The same questions were asked of all candidates who are running for the two district Churchill County Commission seats. Responses to those questions will be grouped by District 1 and District 3. Candidates will be listed alphabetically as they are on the ballot.

Churchill County School District updates

We have begun to finalize the end of the year collection of materials/devices and the return of students’ belongings. Each principal is finalizing schedules, and we will send out specific information about each building’s collection plans. These plans will also be available on each school’s page of the​ Learning from a Distance website​. We are working to ensure that you can get all of the things you need in as few trips around to schools as possible.

Carson City businesses report good support as they reopen

Some Carson City businesses opened their doors last weekend after Gov. Steve Sisolak moved the state into the first phase of recovery. Sisolak announced late Thursday afternoon that starting Saturday restaurants, retailers, hair salons and other businesses could open to customers under stringent restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Tuesday, May 12

Rodolfo Villanueva Montoya

Rodolfo Villanueva Montoya, 65 of Carson City passed away on May 8, 2020 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800.

New COVID-19 cases in Carson City and Lyon County, 3 recoveries on Tuesday

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported three new positive cases and two recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Tuesday. This brings the total number of cases to 127, with 84 recoveries and two deaths, 41 cases remain active. The new cases are:

U.S. judge asks Nevada high court if gun makers can be liable

LAS VEGAS — A U.S. judge is asking Nevada's highest court to decide whether state law allows gun manufacturers and sellers to be held liable for deaths as he considers a lawsuit from the parents of a victim of the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history.

Board of Examiners OK's contracts funding rural Nevada hospitals

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a series of 24 contracts designed to help hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities in six rural counties cover costs from Medicaid patients.

UPDATE: Missing Carson City inmate recaptured

UPDATE, 2:43 p.m., May 12 Alfonso Pinuelas-Duran was recaptured by Churchill County Sheriff's Office, according to NDOT. He is being transported to Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City.

Elon Musk becomes champion of defying virus stay-home orders

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has emerged as a champion of defying stay-home orders intended to stop the coronavirus from spreading, picking up support — as well as critics — on social media. Among the supporters was President Donald Trump, who on Tuesday morning tweeted that Tesla's San Francisco Bay Area factory should be allowed to open despite local health department orders that it stay closed except for minimum basic operations.

Lane closures on U.S. 50 in Dayton start Wednesday

Single lane closures will take place on eastbound U.S. 50 in Dayton Wednesday-Friday, May 13-15, as the Nevada Department of Transportation fills age-related cracking of the roadway surface, according to a news release. Sections of eastbound U.S. 50 between River Street and Segale Road in Dayton will be reduced to one lane from approximately 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily. Motorists are advised to give extra travel time and to anticipate moderate travel delays. The road work schedule is subject to change.

Nevada, four other states urge funding for their governments

Nevada and four other western states are asking Congress to appropriate $1 trillion in direct and flexible relief to help maintain essential services.

Biggest U.S. solar project approved in Nevada despite critics

RENO — The Trump administration announced final approval Monday of the largest solar energy project in the U.S. and one of the biggest in the world despite objections from conservationists who say it will destroy thousands of acres of habitat critical to the survival of the threatened Mojave desert tortoise in Nevada.

Lake Tahoe boating to be phased in per COVID orders

STATELINE — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has announced a phased approach to boating that discourages out-of-area visitation as part of state and local coordination on recreation guidelines for Lake Tahoe this season.

Monday, May 11

Betty Waugh Mattheus

Betty Waugh Mattheus March 23, 1923 - May 4, 2020

Barbara Burton Murray

Barbara Burton Murray February 2, 1945 - April 28, 2020

Katherine Ann Adamec Weldon

Katherine Ann Adamec Weldon May 30, 1922 - May 6, 2020

JoAnne Gardner

JoAnne Gardner 91, of Carson City passed away April 27, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations - Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Geraldine Kulik

Geraldine D. Kulik, 81 of Carson City, passed away on May 9, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800.

Dewey Heimark

Dewey R. Heimark, 74 of Carson City, passed away on May 7, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800.

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

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported three new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region Monday. This brings the total number of cases to 124, with 82 recoveries and two deaths, 40 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Senator Square: Carson High FBLA students win state awards

CHS CHS FBLA students just finished competing in the Nevada State Business Leadership Conference. Originally, the event was scheduled to be held in Reno, but had to be held digitally due to Covid-19.

Sisolak declares fiscal emergency; still no special session

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Monday declared a state of fiscal emergency, saying the pandemic that forced him to shut down most of the economy has crippled the state’s revenue stream.

Carson City Off-Road canceled for 2020

One of Carson City’s biggest events is canceled rather than postponed this year. “To continue to assist in keeping our community healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Epic Rides, the consolidated municipality of Carson City and Visit Carson City have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Carson City Off-Road, originally scheduled for June 26-28,” a release from Carson City tourism bureau said.

Sisolak: Nevada fast-tracking jobless office hiring to process claims

Nevada is fast-tracking the hiring of temporary unemployment office workers to deal with a wave of benefits claims that followed the mid-March closure of casinos and other businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Steve Sisolak said Monday.

Nevada treasurer offers college savings contest

Nevada Treasurer Zach Conine has announced the “Your College Future Contest,” giving families the chance to win a $529 college savings account by sharing their college and career goals.

Prescribed burns planned this week around Lake Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE — Smoke from prescribed burns will likely be visible over the next several weeks as agencies try to remove slash piles and excess vegetation that can feed wildfires.

Nevada lawmakers meet Wednesday to accept federal pandemic cash

The legislative Interim Finance Committee meets Wednesday to accept funding from the federal government to support state efforts to fight the coronavirus. The largest single item is the $836.1 million in federal CARES Act funds to support emergency costs. The Sisolak administration has already accepted that funding under the state statute defining the emergency powers of his office.

Sunday, May 10

Carson City birth announcements for April 24 to 29, 2020

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Daelynn Nadler and Michael Blummer of Gardnerville, Michael Dale Blummer, born April 24, 2020, weighing 7 pounds and 8 ounces.

5 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Lyon County on Sunday

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported five new positive cases and three additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region Sunday. This brings the total number of cases to 121, with 82 recoveries and two deaths, 37 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Nevada appellate courts going virtual

Nevada’s Supreme and Intermediate Appellate Courts are going virtual until it’s safe to hold in-person hearings.

Carson City airport awarded federal funding for fencing

The Carson City airport is one of seven small airports to be awarded federal funding for improvements. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both D-Nev., said a total of $2.7 million was awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Nevada suffers 87 traffic fatalities through April

The Nevada Office of Traffic Safety reports there have been 87 road fatalities through the first four months of the year.

Initial jobless claims fall in Nevada but continuing claims rise

Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell by a third in the week ending May 2. The total 28,550 claims is the lowest since the COVID-19 business closures. But that is still the seventh highest number of initial claims in state history. That is almost exactly the same number as the week’s increase in continuing claims — 28,723 for a total of 303,573.

Saturday, May 9

Senior menus for the week of May 11, 2020

Note: Menus for week of May 11 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Carson City man is second COVID-19 death in region

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported a second death due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Saturday. The individual was a male Carson City resident in his 60s. It is unknown at this time if he had underlying conditions.

Carson City road report for May 11 to 17, 2020

The following information applies to the period of May 11-17: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work: Airport Road will be closed only in the northbound direction between Woodside Drive and U.S. 50, Monday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The southbound direction will remain open.

When the Nevada Wolf Pack played for national titles

The Nevada Wolf Pack football team was so close to a national championship it could taste it with their grits, fried catfish and black-eyed peas.

Carson City businesses gear up for walk-in customers

The Purple Avocado owner Sue Jones usually sets out one or two chairs before Mother’s Day each year for last-minute shoppers looking for that something special. For 2020, with COVID-19 taking its toll, today might be unusual if it makes the staff spread some chairs more than 6 feet apart for an even longer line and more extended waits. Jones and her husband Stan on Friday scurried quickly with their preparations after Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday he would ease restrictions for Phase 1 and allow certain retailers to reopen as of midnight today.

Jim Valentine: Ready, set, go

We’ve all been working through the pandemonium of COVID-19 together and are now being given hope that we can soon have a sense of normalcy return to our lives. Operative word, “sense” of normalcy. Things won’t be as they were for some time as scientists, doctors, politicians and leaders get a sense of what it is we are truly facing and its current and predictable status. What does all that mean to real estate? We must assume that many of our current “virus practices” will continue. We might see a different practice for local buyers versus out-of-state buyers.

Roger Diez: Fernley 95A track ready for racing

Last Saturday I took the drive from Carson to the Fernley 95A Motorsports Complex to observe the test and tune session on the 3/8-mile clay oval. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of race cars on hand in the pits. Although I didn’t get an exact count, I estimated about 50 cars on hand, about half of them Modifieds. Observing social distancing, I parked above turns three and four and watched hot laps for several groups. In addition to the Modifieds, there were Hobby Stocks, Dwarfs, Pro Stocks, Pro Fours, Mini Stocks (Gen-X), winged and non-winged Sprint Cars, and one 1940s-style Jalopy racer.

He was driving drunk at 95 mph, 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.

Friday, May 8

New COVID-19 case in Douglas; community test results negative so far

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported one new positive case and three additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Friday. This brings the total number of cases to 111, with 72 recoveries and one death, 38 cases remain active. The new case is a male Douglas County resident in his 70s.

Carson High to host drive-through graduation

Carson High School will host a drive-through ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Saturday, June 6. The school district said Friday that varying times throughout the day will be held.

Sisolak sued over COVID-19 pandemic closure orders

LAS VEGAS — Hair salon and barber shop owners, an events company, a physician and a man who wants to treat his COVID-19 with malaria drugs touted by President Donald Trump are suing the governor of Nevada over stay-at-home and other orders he issued in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Nevada redistricting reform backers seek more petition time

LAS VEGAS — A Nevada political group wants a federal judge to order state officials to accept electronic signatures and allow more time to qualify a ballot measure to appoint a commission to redraw statewide voting districts.

Joe Santoro: Shula never forgot his love of football

Don Shula loved his family. He loved his faith. And he loved football. The Hall of Fame NFL coach, who passed away this week at the age of 90, went to church each day, was a devoted and loyal father, husband and friend and, maybe above all else, a football coach. His amazing life had no room for anything else. Of all the people I’ve met and worked with as a sports reporter over the past 40 years, there is nobody I admire and respect more than Don Shula. Shula was the father figure in my professional life.

New business moving in with support on its mind

Lucid is coming into Winnemucca with a philanthropic push to help the displaced workers of the community.

Lyon County announces reopening plan

On May 7, the Governor issued the Guidelines and Protocols for Individuals and Businesses and Emergency Directive 18 Phase One Reopening Plan.

Amid dire signs, idled performers hope gigs restart in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Andrea Bensmiller and three bandmates were onstage at the Planet Hollywood resort on the Las Vegas Strip, performing for conventioneers during a big mid-March construction trade show when word came that she and thousands of other musicians, acrobats and entertainers were out of work.

Pioneer High pushes through pandemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic has put a strain on students’ academic routines and, in some cases, has put significant hardships on students and their families.

'Novel' Teacher Appreciation Week celebrated in Carson City

For National Teacher Appreciation Week in Carson City, principals, office managers and administrators alike found novel ways to recognize and celebrate educators.

Nevada gets grants for emergency food/shelter and minority education

Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both D-Nev., have announced grants to provide emergency food and shelter during the pandemic and to support higher education institutions serving minorities.

Thursday, May 7

Martha Malone Quadrio

MARTHA MALONE QUADRIO 89, of Carson City passed away April 28, 2020. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Funerals & Cremations - Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Kathryn Ann Weldon

Kathryn Ann Weldon, 97 of Carson City, passed away on May 6, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775- 888-6800.

Nevada inmates produce medical gowns, masks for COVID-19 protection

Silver State Industries, the industrial arm of the Nevada Department of Corrections, has launched a manufacturing program to produce medical gowns and masks to help protect Nevadans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wreath laid in honor of 23rd annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Carson City

For 22 years, the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial hosted a ceremony to bear witness to the unification of statewide law enforcement agencies and honor Nevada’s officers killed in the line of duty. https://youtu.be/dPSyotAP0xY

New COVID-19 case in Lyon County; four recoveries

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported one new positive case and four additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Thursday. This brings the total number of cases to 110, with 69 recoveries and one death, 40 cases remain active. The new case is a female Lyon County resident in her 20s.

Sisolak says process of reopening Nevada begins Saturday

Because of excellent cooperation by Nevadans statewide, Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday the state can begin relaxing restrictions and reopening some businesses. The list includes restaurants, retail stores barbershops and hairdressers as well as auto dealerships. All of those businesses can reopen at 12:01 a.m., Saturday.

Carson City supervisors won't seek grant to fund firefighters

UPDATE Supervisors will not hold an emergency meeting on May 8. INITIAL STORY The Board of Supervisors may call an emergency meeting Friday depending on the outcome of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s announcement Thursday afternoon.

Joe Santoro: Best Nevada basketball opponents who went on to the NBA

The Nevada Wolf Pack has been Northern Nevada’s window to some of the best talent to ever compete in the NBA. The Wolf Pack has played against more than two dozen players who took part in nearly 100 NBA All Star games combined. Pack opponents have included five future NBA Rookies of the Year, two that won Sixth Man of the Year, three that won Slam Dunk titles and more than a dozen who were named to an All-NBA team.

Nevada gambling regulators OK rules for casino reopenings

LAS VEGAS — Nevada gambling officials approved rules Thursday to limit customers, keep gamblers spaced apart from each other and disinfect dice and cards when the state's casinos are allowed to reopen. The Nevada Gaming Commission, which is considered the final authority on regulations and licensing, unanimously approved the guidelines that were released last week by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, which sets rules and regulations.

Review: Dead Winter Carpenters shine on new EP ‘Sinners ‘N’ Freaks’

North Lake Tahoe’s Dead Winter Carpenters released a new 5-song EP on April 24. The group’s fifth studio effort coincides with their 10th anniversary.

CARES Act provides another $70 million to Nevada health care providers

Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both D-Nev., say the federal government has awarded another $70 million to Nevada health care providers, more than two-thirds of it to rural facilities.

Nevada jobless tally keeps climbing since casino closures

LAS VEGAS — Nearly 31,000 more Nevada residents filed new claims for jobless benefits last week, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday, pushing to close to 419,000 the number of people seeking unemployment since casinos and other businesses closed in mid-March to prevent spread of the coronavirus.

Meyer, Moriarty take honors at Silver Oak

John Meyer and Michael Moriarty carded 74s to take the low gross honors at the Sunday Men’s Club event May 3 at Silver Oak Golf Course.

Las Vegas mayor faces recall after virus comments

LAS VEGAS — A Nevada group has formed to try to recall the mayor of Las Vegas, who drew condemnation from elected officials and others with her push to reopen casinos and suggestion that her city could serve as a test case to measure the impact of reopening during the coronavirus pandemic.

Southwest Gas submits rate hike application in Nevada

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada has scheduled a June 24 consumer session to receive comment on Southwest Gas Corporation’s application to raise natural gas rates. The total proposed increase would raise about $38.3 million statewide but the vast majority of that, $35.2 million, would come from Southern Nevada customers.

Wednesday, May 6

Robert C. O'Neill

Robert C. O'Neill, 81, died May 4, 2020 in Washoe Valley, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Janet R. Tyzbir

Janet R. Tyzbir, 49, died May 1, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

New COVID-19 case in Lyon County; number of hospitalized down to 3

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported one new positive case and two additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Wednesday. This brings the total number of cases to 109, with 65 recoveries and one death, 43 cases remain active.

Carson City Middle School recognized as Distinguished STEM School

Carson Middle School has been recognized as a Distinguished School for performing an exemplary Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. Only 176 schools across the country received the top honors for their commitment to student engagement and access.

Carson High's Bouza to continue basketball career at Edmonds College

The first school that recruited her ends up being the one to sign Carson High guard Lilian Bouza.

Carson City panel recommends stormwater rate increase

The Utility Finance Oversight Committee finalized its recommendation for a stormwater rate increase. The committee met Monday and voted to recommend to the Board of Supervisors a new rate structure that would increase monthly rates for all single-family residences from $5.69 to $9.43, a 64 percent bump.

A moooving experience: Sand Hill dairy hands out hundreds of gallons of milk

Vehicles began arriving at Sand Hill Dairy on Trento Lane shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday morning.

City, county say they’re compliant for the first phase

Churchill County commissioners said Friday at a special emergency meeting the county has met goals established in phase one as outlined by Gov. Steve Sisolak, but according to his direction, every county — including the rurals — must start together to loosen up restrictions placed on Nevada’s businesses.

Commissioners have full agenda for Thursday’s meeting

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

CCSO nabs man after high-speed pursuit

A high-speed chase that covered two counties ended early April 27 when a California man crashed his vehicle into a cement barrier outside of Fallon.

Candidates Night features county commission races

The Churchill County Republican Central Committee along with local media will present Candidates Night on May 19 for the two commissioner openings.

Summer reading program-Imagine Your Story

The Summer Reading Program Imagine Your Story is available now! Reading and challenges will be tracked through Beanstack which is available at www.churchillcounty library.org. Just click on the Summer Reading Program icon and follow the steps. The program is open to all ages including adults. Weekly drawings will be held and prizes will be mailed to lucky winners.

New Fallon senior 'adoption' Facebook group takes off

A pair of Fallon moms wanted to make a difference for the high school seniors.

What to know about the COVID-19 antibody test

Do you think you may have had COVID-19 and didn’t have any symptoms? It’s possible you caught the virus, known as SARS-CoV-2, and didn’t even know it.

Churchill County School District updates

Please submit someone who is a Champion right now — a student, staff member, community member, or parent. Let’s celebrate the awesome job everyone is doing. Fill out your nomination at bit.ly/ccsdtop10.

Nevada Junior Livestock Show continues through virtual showcase

RENO — To adapt to the recent restrictions amid COVID-19, the Nevada Junior Livestock Show will be hosting its annual livestock show online this week.

Happy Mother’s Day to ‘pet moms’

Gaby Negrete who is the director of CAPS has a great T-shirt that says: “Whoops, I forgot to have children.” Actually, she is the pet mom of five furry children. Most people I know refer to their pets as kids. This Mother’s Day, I think all “Pet Moms” should celebrate the incredible connection we have with our pets.

Military, veteran activities

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

Local government COVID information

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

Jackson signs with Southern Oregon

With Division I football offers from Nevada and Idaho in one hand and several small-school basketball offers in the other, Elijah Jackson went with his heart.

Greenwave Hall of Fame nominations are due May 31

Nominations are being accepted for the Greenwave Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 through the end of May.

Carson City theater activist Maizie Harris Jesse passes away

Longtime Carson City theater activist Maizie Harris Jesse died on Thursday, April 30.

JoAnne Skelly: Let's talk weeds!

Yes, we all love the nice weather. However, with the sun and lovely temperatures come weeds, the plants we all love to hate. For a weed is simply a plant out of place, or better yet, a plant you wish was any place other than your place!

2020 Primary election: Carson City Mayor

LORI BAGWELL Occupation: Retired and Supervisor Ward 3

2020 Primary election: Carson City Board of Supervisors, Ward 4

2020 Primary election: Carson City Board of Supervisors, Ward 4

2020 Primary election: Assembly District 40 – Republicans

I have a 40-year record of active involvement and leadership in Carson City. My career was spent protecting our community in public safety, capped by my service as a Division Chief with the Nevada Department of Public Safety.

2020 Primary election: Assembly District 40 – Democrats

Sena Loyd Occupation: Information Professional - Director of Research and Workforce Development, emerging high tech company

2020 Primary election: U.S. Representative in Congress District 2: Democrats

Candidates Reynaldo Hernandez and Ian Luetkehans didn’t respond to Nevada News Group’s request to participate.

2020 Primary election: U.S. Representative in Congress District 2: Republicans

Candidates Joel Beck and Jesse Douglas Hurley didn’t respond to Nevada News Group’s request to participate.

Tuesday, May 5

Deborah Fowler

Deborah Fowler 71 of Fallon, passed away on May 3, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800.

Agnes Zamyslicka

Agnes Zamyslicka, 95 of Carson City, passed away on May 4, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800.

Gladys McKenzie

Gladys McKenzie age 93, of Carson City, NV passed away on May 2, 2020. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home. 775-882-2644.

Maizie Harris Jesse

Maizie Harris Jesse age 85, of Carson City, NV passed away on April 30, 2020. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home. 775-882-26

4 new COVID-19 cases in Carson City, Douglas County, 5 recoveries

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported four new positive cases and five additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Tuesday. This brings the total number of cases to 108, with 63 recoveries and one death, 44 cases remain active. The new cases are:

Democrats drop bid to block Nevada's June mail-in primary

RENO — Democrats have dropped efforts to block the state's mail-in primary election June 9 after Clark County agreed to provide more in-person polling places in Las Vegas and election officials agreed to other changes intended to protect the rights of elderly and disadvantaged voters.

Meal distribution for hospitality workers coming to Carson City

Hospitality Industry Partnerships is expanding its meal distribution to restaurant and hospitality workers to Carson City.

Churchill County has two more positive COVID-19 cases

Nevada health officials have notified Churchill County of two more positive cases of COVID-19.

Workers want virus protections before casinos reopen

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Casino workers across the country want their employers to provide them with protective equipment and adopt tough new cleaning and social distancing policies before the gambling halls reopen during the coronavirus outbreak. Union leaders and workers from casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New Orleans and Biloxi, Mississippi, held a video press conference Tuesday to call for all workers to be tested at the casinos' expense before returning back to their jobs.

$4.5 million in federal funding will help pay for Nevada primary

The Legislative Interim Finance Committee on Thursday approved receipt of nearly $4.5 million in funding through the CARES Act to help cover the cost of moving Nevada’s June primary election to a mail in vote. Wayne Thorley, elections deputy for the Secretary of State’s office, said that, historically, 90 percent of Nevadans vote in-person, not by mail.

Reno Ice holds virtual groundbreaking for new arena

Thursday afternoon served as the groundbreaking ceremony for Reno Ice, marking the first phase in the opening of the Jennifer M. O’Neal Community Ice Arena.

Monday, May 4

Lorraine Clifton

Lorraine Clifton February 4, 1936 - April 30, 2020

George S. Skibinski

George S. Skibinski August 7, 1931 - April 23, 2020

Stephen Bursey

Stephen Bursey, 57, of Dayton, passed away April 30, 2020. Waltons Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements 775-882-4965.

James Lee Underwood

James Lee Underwood, 77 of Dayton, passed away on May 1, 2020, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 888-6800.

Lyon County reports new COVID-19 case; recoveries rise to 58 in region

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported one new positive case and one additional recovery of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region Monday. This brings the total number of cases to 104, with 58 recoveries and one death, 45 cases remain active. The new case is:

Update: Carson City man arrested in child abduction, attempted sexual assault case

Update: Kahlil Williams, 24, was arrested at Mills Park on Monday on multiple charges including the attempted sexual assault of a girl under age 14.

Sanitized cards, chips: Nevada wants casinos' plans to open

LAS VEGAS — When Nevada casinos eventually reopen, customer numbers will be cut in half, nightclubs will remain closed, convention groups will be limited and gamblers will have to keep safe distances apart, according to new rules from state gambling regulators. "Plans should ... address how licensees will disinfect cards and chips," the Nevada Gaming Control Board guidelines said.

Western Nevada College art professor participates in virtual exhibition

Capital City Arts Initiative has provided a means to show off the talents of area artists during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its “Ink, Paper, Print” spring exhibit is being shown virtually. Western Nevada College art professor Rachel Stiff is among 11 regional artists who have contributed to the exhibition that runs through June 25.

Nevada, California join battle to protect access to reproductive healthcare

Led by Nevada and California, a coalition of 23 states is joining the battle to block the Trump administration rule restricting access to reproductive healthcare.

2nd domestic battery charge just the beginning, Carson City sheriff says

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

Sierra Lutheran students' PSAT scores among highest in the nation

Sierra Lutheran High School juniors Caleb Dries and Andreas Gilson scored in the top 2.5 percent of juniors in the region on the PSAT/NMSQT test, making them eligible to participate in the College Board National Recognition Programs.

Carson City supervisors look at capital improvement plan

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday will review Carson City’s capital improvement plan in preparation for passing a final 2021 fiscal year budget at its second meeting in May. The plan to be presented includes $2.7 million in projects the staff report says are high priority.

Carson High teachers give perspective on teaching during quarantine

Carson City School District teachers couldn’t just grab their books and materials from their classrooms and set up a computer at home when they learned schools were shutting down in March.

Sunday, May 3

Carson City birth announcements for April 18 - 23, 2020

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Denise Ponce and Jesus Ponce-Noriega of Dayton, Emily Samantha Ponce, born April 18, 2020, weighing 6 pounds and 9 ounces.

Nevada now has 5,423 coronavirus cases with 257 known deaths

LAS VEGAS — Nevada now has 112 more coronavirus cases and three additional deaths, pushing the known dead total to 257, state health officials said Sunday.

4 recoveries and 1 new COVID-19 case in Lyon County

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported one new positive case and four additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region Sunday. This brings the total number of cases to 103, with 57 recoveries and one death, 45 cases remain active. The new case is:

Western Nevada College students invited to discuss key topics May 6

Western Nevada College will hold a Student Chat at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6. All WNC students are invited to join the conversation through the Zoom link https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72094254417?pwd=cHc0aHF6Y0NqbEhZcjBtNmZjSGVRZz09.

One last trip in the desert before the heat sinks in

The area between Virginia City and Dayton is popular for off-roading and target shooting. However, it’s probably not on the radar of many hikers. The desert always offers some thrill and exploration during the cooler months of the year.

Jim Valentine: Miscellaneous real estate musings

Many things happen along the way when buying or selling real estate. No matter how simple or solid a situation may appear to be, things can come up that disrupt the harmony. Handling problems is the essence of a real estate agent’s job. Problems can be big or small, but if they impede the sale or closing of an escrow they are equally important until they are resolved.

Sierra Lutheran senior stays the course for graduation

Sierra Lutheran High School senior Rosalie Antonucci gets out of the house and runs about two hours a day. She had looked forward to starting up her fourth and final track season with a first meet scheduled for March 20, but an emergency announcement just five days prior changed all of that. “That was a hard day,” Rosalie said about March 15 when she heard Gov. Steve Sisolak’s decision to close down schools due to COVID-19.

Saturday, May 2

Jeanne Young McIntyre

Jeanne Young-McIntyre May 13, 1947 - April 22, 2020

Grace Meletta

Grace R. Meletta, 85, died April 28, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Dayton couple celebrates 50th anniversary

Donna Joann and Robert James Evans will celebrate their 50th anniversary Saturday. The 26-year Dayton residents were married May 2, 1970 in Long Beach, California.

Carson City region reports 6 new COVID-19 cases, total now 102

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported six new positive cases and three additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region on Saturday. This brings the total number of cases to 102, with 53 recoveries and one death, 48 cases remain active.

Carson City road report for May 4 to 10, 2020

The following information applies to the period of May 4- May 10: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Whisler resigns as Carson High girls basketball coach

Carson High School girls basketball coach Doug Whisler resigned from his position Wednesday, according to a release from Carson athletic director Blair Roman.

Nevada primary election ballots are in the mail, Cegavske says

Mail-in ballots for the June 9 primary election are in the mail to voters across Nevada’s 17 counties. Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said voters can expect to receive their ballots in the next couple of days. Carson City Clerk Recorder Aubrey Rowlatt confirmed Friday that ballots are on the way.

Kelly Bullis: COVID-19 stimulus check: Is it taxable?

Well greetings! As we languish in continuous lockdown, many of us have now received our stimulus checks. There are many rumors running around about whether they are an advance on our 2020 tax refund, or that we have to report them as taxable income in 2020, etc.

Roger Diez: Time to get back to real racing

After weeks of no racing except for the simulated type, there’s good news on the horizon. Locally, Fernley 95A Motorsports complex has rescheduled its postponed preseason test and tune for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drivers wanting to take their cars on track will pay $45 for the privilege, and spectators will be admitted for a mere $5 fee. Social distancing rules will apply, and the track will be enforcing those. I plan to be on hand to check out new and returning competitors.

Nevada senator: First stimulus bill didn't 'focus on mom and pop' businesses

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said Thursday the way the first stimulus bill was written, a lot of the money intended for small businesses actually went to much larger operations. “It wasn’t narrow enough to focus on mom and pop and minority-owned businesses,” she said in an interview. Major banks, she said, prioritized their existing customers because they already had relationships with those corporations.

Friday, May 1

4 new COVID-19 cases in Carson, Douglas, Lyon; 5 people now hospitalized

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center reported four new positive cases and four additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region Friday. This brings the total number of cases to 96, with 50 recoveries and one death, 45 cases remain active.

Senator Square: Always darkest before the dawn

Is this pandemic over with yet? Nope! Not to beat a dead horse, but what is everyone doing with all this time off?

Fallon, Churchill County say they’re compliant for the first phase

Churchill County commissioners said Friday at a special emergency meeting the county has met goals established in phase one as outlined by Gov. Steve Sisolak, but according to his direction, every county — including the rurals — must start together to loosen up restrictions placed on Nevada’s businesses.

Carson City sheriff reports stalking, domestic battery arrests

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

Sisolak names new communications director

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named a new communications director, his third since taking office. Meghin Delaney has been functioning as public information officer for the Nevada Health Response, the group formed to keep Nevadans informed about the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Nevada Republicans register more than Democrats in April

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Republicans gained more registered voters in April than Democrats did, according to new data released by the secretary of state's office. Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said Friday that Republicans added about 2,500 new voters last month while Democrats added 2,300. It's the first time in about a year that Republicans added more voters to their rolls in a month than Democrats did.

Carson City reopens some outdoor recreation facilities

Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space will reopen the following facilities with restrictions to ensure the health and safety of staff and participants. If you do not feel well, please stay home.

High-speed pursuit rolls through Johnson Lane and 395

A man driving a stolen red Audi was arrested after being chased into Douglas County on Friday.

Nevada jobless level nears 20%; extended benefits triggered

Unemployment benefits in Nevada are being extended for a second 13 weeks, officials said Friday, as the wave of workers idled by casino and business closures in response to the coronavirus outbreak spiked the state jobless figure to 19.9%.

Nevada takes $10.7 million from feds to help unemployment processing

The Interim Finance Committee on Thursday approved acceptance of up to $10.7 million in federal money largely to try to eliminate the huge backlog in people filing for unemployment.

A year without football at Mackay? It's happened before

Try to imagine a fall season without Nevada Wolf Pack football.

Churchill school district releases information on final grades

With one month of school remaining, the Churchill County School District is beginning to look at the final days for students and the Class of 2020.

Conservative bid to block Nevada primary election rejected

RENO — Nevada's plan to conduct its June 9 primary election mostly by mail survived its first legal test in federal court Thursday when a judge upheld the state's authority to change the normal procedures in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du rejected an attempt by a conservative voting rights group to block the primary based on concerns about the potential for voter fraud.

Partnership Carson City sets times for health, wellness series

Partnership Carson City, in collaboration with Carson High School, will run the Family Engagement Series from May 7 through June 2 with all programs held at 6 p.m. via Zoom conference call.