Stories for April 2021


Friday, April 30

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Bones dating back to ice age found in Las Vegas backyard

A couple in Las Vegas said they will have to wait to continue building their pool after construction crews unearthed a set of bones dating back to Earth's most recent ice age.

20 new COVID-19 cases in Quad County area Friday

Carson City Health and Human Services reported 20 new cases and 23 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Friday.

Senator Square: Time to appreciate a teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7

Proposal removes slavery language from Nevada Constitution

Lawmakers have introduced a resolution that would remove language allowing slavery or indentured servitude from the Nevada Constitution.

Coronavirus task force will focus on data as counties reopen

Nevada Coronavirus Task Force Director Caleb Cage said Friday his team will have all eyes on the data as all but one Nevada county reopens Saturday.

Joe Santoro: Now is the time to get nervous, 49er fans

The San Francisco 49ers are going to put their future in the hands of a North Dakota State quarterback.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office arrests two for multiple vehicle burglaries

Two people were arrested Wednesday and have admitted to a string of vehicle burglaries, according to a news release from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

CAPS: Satchmo has become a ball snob

Do dogs actually have toys they prefer? To answer that question, I did a little research, and I state unequivocally that we do have preferences and instinct plays a lot in our choices.

Vegas tourism, airport, casinos show rebound from virus

Las Vegas is bouncing back to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, with new economic reports showing increases in airport passengers and tourism

Visiting to resume Saturday for Nevada Department of Corrections

After a 14-month hiatus due to COVID-19, limited visitation will resume Saturday, May 1, for the Nevada Department of Corrections,

Survey seeks to help farmers, ranchers with high-stress environment

UNR researchers participate in multistate program to help producers in the West

The nation’s farmers and ranchers experience especially high levels of stress. This can lead to higher incidence of, for example, mental health issues, cardiovascular issues and high blood pressure, detrimental behaviors that lead to chronic disease, substance abuse, and even suicide.

Thursday, April 29

No license plate just the start of his problems, Carson City Sheriff says

Crime reports from the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

25 new COVID-19 cases Thursday in Quad County area

Carson City Health and Human Services reported 25 new cases and 24 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Thursday.

Unemployment work search requirement returns Sunday

The Nevada unemployment system’s requirement that claimants look for work or participate in training goes back into effect Sunday.

Washoe's new plan would keep social distancing until June 1

Washoe County will be Nevada's only county that won't assume full local control of COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday.

Assembly Judiciary hears bill to fund domestic and sexual violence programs

The Assembly Judiciary Committee was urged Thursday to double the amount of money going to domestic violence programs statewide.

‘Most infamous killer’ on Nevada’s death row dies

A man convicted of murder and sexual assault and who was incarcerated on death row in Nevada for most of his adult life has died after a series of heart attacks. He was 74, prison officials said.

Advocates protest amendment to bill fixing unconstitutional bail statute

Defense advocates objected Thursday to an amendment in a bill designed to remove an unconstitutional bail statute.

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2 arrested after car found blocking Carson City trail

On April 28, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Off-Road Unit was patrolling for illegal dumping in and around the Brunswick Canyon area, according to a news release.

Nevada lawmakers weigh fire-fighting coordination, liability

Nevada lawmakers on Wednesday heard three proposals about changing liability laws and helping fire-fighting agencies coordinate their responses.

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New Fallon business fills void, provides a healthier environment

During the past year, the coronavirus and unknowns associated with this disease have left a number of unanswered questions.

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Fallon softball routs Elko in first game of series

Misjudged fly balls led to an explosive inning for Fallon on Wednesday as the Greenwave scored nine runs in the fourth frame and another run in the fifth to record a 12-2 win in Northern 3A-East softb

Man wanted in Oregon arrested after Reno crash kills child

An Oregon man wanted in that state on domestic violence-related charges was arrested in Nevada after a car he was driving ran a red light and collided with another car, killing a 6-year-old child.

Nevada boat ramps at Tahoe open Saturday

Boat ramps on the Nevada side at Lake Tahoe will open for the summer on Saturday, May 1.

Fallon’s Tyler Austin handcuffs Elko, strikes out 14

After spotting Elko a 2-0 lead in the first, Fallon scored four runs in the bottom of the inning, enough to give Greenwave pitcher Tyler Austin the win.

Get Healthy Carson City: Improving minority health in Nevada through health equity initiatives

In public health, our ultimate goal is to create health equity – meaning that all people have a fair and just opportunity to live the healthiest life possible.

Carson sheriff, Nevada agencies focus on speeding through May 10

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is Joining Forces with other Nevada law enforcement agencies to increase enforcement on speeding violations from Friday, April 30 through May 10.

Arts Center’s Farmers Market open Saturday

Local event kicks off with a ‘Meet Your Farmer’

Spring is definitely in the air with the opening of the first Green Goddess Farmers Market from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday.

Wednesday, April 28

Dennis Cassinelli: The remote riches of Eureka

Eureka was the nation’s first important silver-lead district, and was Nevada’s second richest mineral producer during the 1800s.

PHOTOS: Churchill County Junior Livestock Show

The 82nd Churchill County Junior Livestock Show and Sale concluded on Saturday.

Technical Advisory Committee sees more revenue than projected in December

The Technical Advisory Committee to the Economic Forum was told Wednesday a significant number of Nevada’s General Fund revenue streams are recovering better than expected before the Legislature convened.

14 new COVID cases; CCHHS removes one death from total

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 14 new cases and 23 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Fallon nabs 21 selections to 3A East All-League team

Greenwave takes home Coach and Player, Offensive, Lineman of Year honors

Fallon nabbed 21 selections to the 3A East All-League team, including Coach of the Year (Brooke Hill), Player of the Year (Levi Andrews), Offensive Player of the Year (Avery Strasdin) and Lineman of the Year (David Palanivelu).

Nevada Legislature sees first COVID case

Just two weeks after the Legislature building reopened to the public, officials there reported the building’s first COVID case Wednesday.

Bill expands Medicaid coverage to all Nevadans with ‘Public Option’

Democrats led by Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro of Las Vegas on Wednesday introduced legislation that would create a Public Option program that would provide health insurance coverage to “all natural persons who reside in this state.”

Carson City schools honor educators, employees of the year

Carson City School District recognized its outstanding educators and employees of the year Tuesday.

Lancer baseball rallies in seventh to down Senators

Carson High baseball had a tough seventh inning Tuesday night against McQueen.

Quilling sluggin’ at C-GCC

Chandler-Gilbert Community College freshman Camryn Quilling is tearing it up at the plate in her first season of junior college softball.

Dayton football puts six on all-league team, Carson High updates

Carson High had several events over the weekend and Dayton High announced it had six players selected for the all-league teams.

Nevada Highway Patrol investigating fatal Lyon County crash

On Monday, April 19, at approximately 9:13 p.m., Nevada Highway Patrol troopers responded to an injury crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on U.S. 50 and Newman Lane in Lyon County.

April is Grange month in Fallon

On the morning of April 21, members of the High Desert Grange met with Mayor Ken Tedford as he issued a Proclamation that April is Grange month in Fallon.

Carson City’s Jazz & Beyond poster art contest winner announced

The Jazz & Beyond festival committee announces that the winner of the 2021 poster and program cover art contest is Katelynn Lehmann.

Ask Dirk: Are bigger systems always better?

If you’re in the market for a new heating or cooling system, you may be tempted to go big. Whether you are replacing or upgrading your existing system or building a new home, here are a few points to keep in mind to help you steer clear of avoidable HVAC problems.

Past Pages for April 28 to 30, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Extra work, extra benefits for Carson students after testing

Students at Seeliger and Empire elementary schools who made progress along their MAPs last week found the experience to be quite rewarding

Churchill County to open fully on Saturday

Commissioners sent local plan to governor’s Task Force last week for approval

The governor’s Task Force has approved Churchill County’s plan to open to 100% capacity on Saturday.

Tuesday, April 27

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Senator softball does a little bit of everything, downs McQueen

Carson High softball used a little bit of everything to take down McQueen Tuesday afternoon.

Valmy: Small in stature but big in stories

At first glance, the tiny enclave of Valmy, located about 35 miles east of Winnemucca, doesn’t appear to consist of much more than a large service station with an RV park. But there’s far more to its story.

19 new COVID cases; walk-in vaccinations available Wednesday

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 19 new cases and 20 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Tuesday.

Carson Nugget holding job fair Wednesday

The Carson Nugget will host a job fair Wednesday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m. to fill positions in full-time and part-time capacities and for all shifts.

Fallon, Oasis golf teams compete in home tournaments

The Greenwave boys golf team finished fifth out of six teams in last week’s home tournament.

Burning Man organizers cancel 2021 festival

Burning Man organizers announced Tuesday they are canceling this summer's annual counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nevada gaming win bounces back in March to over $1 billion

For the first time since the pandemic began, gaming win exceeded $1 billion in March.

Churchill County school board meets Wednesday

A regular meeting of the Churchill County Board of School Trustees will be held Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m., 690 S. Maine St., Fallon, Nevada 89406.

Census data shows Nevada 5th fastest growing state

Nevada was fifth fastest growing state over the past decade and now boasts 3.1 million residents, according to U.S. Census data released Monday.

Carson City schools will keep hybrid model for rest of year

The Carson City School Board voted Monday to keep its current model in place for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year in a 6-1 vote.

Nevada trying to reverse decline in vaccinations statewide

Nevada health officials are redoubling efforts to make it easier to get COVID-19 shots — with new drive-thru clinics in working-class neighborhoods in Las Vegas and expanded outreach to Reno's Hispanic community — to try to reverse a decline in vaccinations statewide.

Churchill County vaccination, testing schedule

Churchill County has announced its next dates for those 18 and older to receive the free Moderna or Janssen vaccine at the Churchill County Public Health Drive-Thru site off Miner’s Road, just south of the county fairgrounds.

Monday, April 26

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Letters to the Editor for April 24, 2021

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal

Carson City woman is 226th COVID death in Quad County area

Carson City Health and Human Services reported the death of a female Carson City resident in her 80s due to COVID-19 on Saturday, raising the Quad County total to 226.

Carson City flagged for higher risk of virus transmission

More than 1.8 million doses of vaccine have now been administered to Nevadans and 44.3 percent of the state’s residents have gotten at least one shot.

Sever makes Bryan College history running at NAIA nationals

Carson High graduate and Bryan College freshman Zach Sever made history running at the NAIA nNational Championships in early April.

Doughty thriving on the softball diamond at MSU Denver

Douglas High graduate Haley Doughty has turned into quite the ball player for MSU Denver in her first two seasons.

Fallon baseball slips past Fernley 4-3 but loses series

Fallon’s Cooper Lee singled with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday to give Fallon a 4-3 win at home in Northern 3A East baseball.

Governor, lawmakers propose study of Innovation Zones plan

Gov. Steve Sisolak and legislative leadership are creating a special committee to study his proposal to create “Innovation Zones” on private land within existing counties.

Nevada, California get a bit more late-season rain and snow

Scattered showers lingered around parts of California and Nevada on Monday after the weekend's late-season storm.

Mason jar smoke stack, by Cynthia Ferris-Bennett (recipe)

There is nothing better than treating your guests to a fresh, cold smoked glass of whiskey, plate of smoked oysters or a hinged Mason jar smoke stack

Nevada DOT, NHP urge caution in highway construction zones

With major highway improvement projects across northwestern Nevada including Churchill and Mineral counties, the Nevada Department of Transportation and Nevada Highway Patrol are reminding motorists to drive safely in road work zones, including during National Work Zone Awareness Week through Friday.

Lyon County Sheriff looking for missing woman

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing 38-year-old woman with health problems, according to a news release.

Jim Hartman: Sisolak’s potential GOP opponents In 2022

With the deadline to formally enter the governor’s race still a year away, at least five Republicans are reported to be taking a serious look at opposing Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in 2022.

SBA program offers grants through Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The Small Business Administration is offering grants to restaurants, bars and other businesses through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

Sunday, April 25

Veterans Healing Camp grateful for local community support

A heartwarming celebration of Nowruz, the traditional Persian New Year, brought the Northern Nevada community together to support the local non-profit veterans support organization Veterans Healing Camp.

3 people busted for meth, heroin with baby in car, Carson City Sheriff says

Crime reports from the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Joanne Marchetta: Transforming transportation at Lake Tahoe

With the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency bringing a new regional transportation plan to our Governing Board this month, the opportunity for real change is now.

Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir to begin spring mini-session May 5

The Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir of the Carson City Symphony Association will begin a Spring Mini-Session on May 5 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St.

Small quakes rattle Lake Tahoe region

A series of small earthquakes jolted the Lake Tahoe region of Nevada and California on Sunday.

JoAnne Skelly: Pinyon pine challenges

I received a question from a reader in the Virginia City Highlands. Some of her trees are turning brown along with oozing lots of sap.

2 arrested in Dayton during domestic disturbance

Two people were arrested during a domestic disturbance call in Dayton on Saturday, according to a new release from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

Kelly Bullis: Tax process for ‘gig platform’ workers

I have to say, when I travel, I love to pop my iPhone out and pull up Uber or Lyft. They work so cool! From the picture of the car and driver to the real-time map showing their progress coming to you.

Carson City school meal program extended through June 2022

The Carson City School District’s Nutrition Services plans to provide free lunch and breakfast for all students 18 and under for the 2021-22 school year, ending June 2022.

Faith & Insight: Broken? Fractured? Beyond Repair?

Personal. Relational. National. Global.

Interesting, the passage says “then you will call, come and pray, and search, and seek, require,” but more interestingly is the how they called. They called with their voice, with deep longing, as a vital necessity, with all of their heart!

Saturday, April 24

Carson City couple celebrates 60th wedding anniversary

On April 21, Ralph and Judy Jenkins of Carson City celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Guy Farmer: A ‘blame America first’ U.N. ambassador

Linda Thomas-Greenfield described the country she now represents on the world stage as a racist nation in which "the original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles."

Carson City Road Report for April 26 to May 2, 2021

Carson City Road Report for April 26 to May 2, 2021

Cracker Box Greek salad, by Adam Romo (recipe)

This is one of the most popular dishes at the Cracker Box (and at home). It's a fresh and vibrant meal full of flavor that's good at any time of day.

Joe Santoro: It’s football all of the time, everywhere

The University of Nevada doesn’t even attempt to disguise its obsession with football and men’s basketball anymore.

Jim Valentine: Protecting your title from fraud

We’ve all seen the scary ads saying title crime is on the rise that go on to say the FBI supports their warning statements.

Past Pages for April 24 to 27, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Carson High engineering teacher’s Pinewood Derby motivates students

The Pinewood Derby always makes a great diversion mid-semester for first- and second-year students in engineering.

Roger Diez: ‘X’ marks the winner three times

It was a good weekend for any race car driver with an “x” in their name.

Friday, April 23

15 new COVID cases in Quad County area; walk-in vaccinations Saturday

Carson City Health and Human Services reported 15 new cases and 28 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Friday.

Senator Square: Carson High yearbook is ready for delivery

The idea of creating a yearbook for the 2020-2021 school year was exhausting to say the least.

Nevada's virus positivity rate dips slightly

Nevada’s virus positivity rate actually went down a tenth this week.

Nevada lawmakers halve gun bill amid enforcement concerns

Nevada lawmakers on Tuesday amended the signature gun control package that Democrats hoped to pass this legislative session, removing provisions that would have increased penalties for people who bring firearms to certain locations where they're banned.

Judge sets deadline for rare Nevada plant-listing decision

A federal judge gave the Fish and Wildlife Service 30 days to make a decision on whether to formally propose endangered species protection for a wildflower at the center of a fight over a proposed lithium mine in Nevada.

Alzheimer’s association plants Promise Garden at Capitol in Carson City

Northern Nevada Walk to End Alzheimer’s volunteer Barbara Stockton first had a psychologist tell her she was developing the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s in 2017.

Narcotics Task Force investigation results in 1 arrest

The North Central Narcotic Task Force (NCNTF), working together with the Fallon Police Department, concluded a two-month-long methamphetamine investigation on April 16 that resulted in the arrest of a Fallon woman.

Vaqueros stop Fallon in slugfest

Fernley banged out 18 hits and never trailed in the game to defeat Fallon 14-12 in a Northern 3A East softball game played at the Edward Arcineiga Athletic Complex.

Fallon slips past Fernley 4-3

Fallon’s Cooper Lee singled with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday to give Fallon a 4-3 win at home in Northern 3A East baseball.

Nevada environmental division holding free mercury recycling events in rural areas

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is holding free events where people can dispose of common items that may contain mercury.

Topless clubs among businesses that can reopen in Vegas

Topless dancers can shed coronavirus restrictions next weekend in Las Vegas and get face-to-face with patrons again, under rules accepted Thursday by a state COVID-19 task force.

Nevada: GOP filed baseless election fraud allegations

Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said Wednesday that her office reviewed election fraud allegations that state Republican Party leaders delivered to her office and found the vast majority were baseless or inaccurately interpreted.

Task Force accepts county’s plan for to open fully

Re-opening plan effective May 1

The governor’s Task Force approved Thursday Churchill County’s plan to open fully to 100% capacity on May 1.

Suit against Blockchains CEO surprised Sisolak, chief of staff says

Jeffrey Berns' vision to create a "smart city" should be considered separately from a sexual harassment lawsuit, Gov. Steve Sisolak's chief of staff said.

Thursday, April 22

Carson City HHS offers vaccine walk-in clinics this weekend

Carson City Health and Human Services reported 28 new cases and 28 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Thursday.

Nevada prison escapee recaptured after 27 years

After escaping from a Nevada prison 27 years ago, Samuel Avalos-Gallardo, 52, is now back behind bars, according to a release from the Nevada Department of Corrections.

Cortez Masto hails missing and murdered native women panel

Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, held a press conference Thursday praising the federal decision to form a commission to address the crisis of missing and murdered native women.

Washoe COVID reopening plan rejected; Douglas gets OK

Washoe County’s proposed reopening plan failed Thursday to win Task Force approval, potentially delaying plans to reopen bars, restaurants and other businesses to 100 percent capacity on May 1.

Major construction for Anaconda Mine cleanup near Yerington to start in August

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection said the first major construction phase of the Anaconda Mine Site cleanup is slated to break ground in August, according to a news release.

Deadline left just four bills to die at Nevada Legislature

Tuesday’s deadline for bills to pass out of the house of origin saw just four pieces of legislation left behind.

Arizona man pleads guilty in Nevada truck-bicyclists crash

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty in a Dec. 10 crash that killed five bicyclists on a Southern Nevada highway.

Nevada Appeal's new mobile app available to download for free

The Nevada Appeal’s new mobile app is now available for download on Android and Apple devices.

Trina Machacek: Even trades are grand deals

In life as experiences and opportunities pop up I like to think I make good decisions. Good decisions make good deals. I have always thought and said that it’s only a good deal when both parties walk away with happy in their hearts and smiles on their faces.

Sisolak signs bill creating ABLE accounts for the disabled

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday signed legislation creating the treasurer’s program to provide special bank accounts to help the disabled.

Kings Canyon: Great views and waterfalls in Carson City

Kings Canyon is well known in Carson City nowadays and attracts dozens of visitors daily.

Western Nevada College news: Men’s Leadership Summit on Saturday

Build confidence, strength and resilience by learning from inspiring leaders at the Nevada System of Higher Education's inaugural Men’s Leadership Summit on Saturday.

Wednesday, April 21

Dennis Cassinelli: Guns, corruption and fire: the story of Pioche

Pioche rapidly became the largest mining town in southeastern Nevada in the early 1870s. Population estimates showed 10,000 people by 1871.

23 new COVID-19 cases in Quad County area Wednesday

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 23 new cases and 21 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Wednesday.

Nevada virus numbers continue to climb but experts not worried yet

While coronavirus numbers continue to climb, state analysts say the increases are slight and not cause for alarm.

Sisolak names Brittnie Watkins to Gaming Control Board

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday named veteran gaming lawyer Brittnie Watkins to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Feds cancel Nevada oil, gas lease sale

The U.S. Interior Department is canceling oil and gas lease sales from public lands through June amid an ongoing review of how the program contributes to climate change.

Tiger football coach retires

Ernie Monfiletto departs as revered educator and coach

Ernie Monfiletto called it a career after 38-9 win over Carson. Here's what he will miss most about being on campus at Douglas High School and how his colleagues and students will adjust to his departure.

Carson City schools could reopen to all students May 3

The Carson City School Board is holding a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss and take possible action on reopening schools to all pre-kindergarten to 12th grade students.

Burning Man mulling mandatory COVID-19 vaccines

Burning Man organizers have said that they are considering requiring attendees to prove they have been vaccinated for COVID-19 if the organizers move forward with plans to hold this year's counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert.

Republican senator says he wishes he voted for mining tax

The Republican state lawmaker who cast the deciding vote in a legislative debate last summer about Nevada's mining tax structure now says he wishes he voted in favor of reining in deductions.

Unemployment continues to decline across Nevada

Clark County has the highest jobless rate

Unemployment continued to decline in March, dropping three tenths from February to 8.1 percent.

Nevada lawmakers plow through 100s of bills before deadline

Nevada lawmakers on Tuesday passed dozens of bills through the Senate and Assembly and diverted several others to a key committee to ensure their priority proposals survived past a crucial deadline.

Professor’s invention from over a century ago impacts ‘snow science’

James Church innovation laid the groundwork for today’s measurements

James Church was a man with many hats. As a professor of Classics at the University of Nevada, Reno, he taught a variety of subjects related to the arts, including literature and art history. Then, as he spent more time in the Reno area, he discovered his love for snow and mountains through his many mountaineering excursions in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where he would become fascinated with the science behind snow and the water it contained.

Sheriff investigating vehicle burglaries in Carson City

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a series of vehicle burglaries in the Hot Springs Road area since the end of March.

Area 4-H and FFA students exhibit their animals beginning Thursday

This year’s annual Churchill County Junior Livestock Show and Sale features a number of youthful exhibitors who have years of experience in showing their animals.

Churchill County High School planning on graduation ceremony

A graduation ceremony – and possibly prom – will return this school year after Churchill County High School Principal Scott Winters presented to the Board of Trustees in last week’s school board meeting. The Class of 2020’s graduation was modified to a drive-through model due to the pandemic, but Winters said a plan has been created — and updated several times — to allow for a graduation ceremony like pre-pandemic school years.

News in brief: Annual city cleanup

The Help Keep Fallon Green City Cleanup that runs through Friday.

Past Pages for April 21 to 23, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Online green industry trainings teach water efficient landscape principles

University of Nevada, Reno Extension invites local green-industry professionals, including landscapers, groundskeepers and nursery workers, to attend the Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) training Mondays –Thursdays, May 10-26.

Tom Riggins: On capitalism and socialism

There seems among our younger citizens to be a growing disdain for capitalism with more and more embracing the socialism peddled by many university professors. I hope to shed some light on the two and differences therein

Jeanette Strong: Building back better

“Folks, it's not sufficient to build back, we have to build back better. That's why my plan is to build back better.” Joe Biden, July 9

David C. Henley: Our brush with royalty

As I was watching the funeral of Prince Philip on television last Saturday, I recalled the day 20 years ago when my wife Ludie and I saw Philip and his wife, Queen Elizabeth the Second of Great Britain, up close in London.

Limited copies remain for WWII book

Local authors capture the stories of Nevada veterans who served during the second world war

Since its official rollout on Veterans Day 2020, “Legacies of the Silver State: Nevada Goes to War” has been well received in Northern Nevada judging by its initial sales.

Hope is springing eternal at CAPS

At last, spring is in the air, vaccines have arrived, and a sense of hope is emerging. At CAPS, it has been a long year. We have not had our regular schedules, fundraisers, or public appearances.

The Nevada Traveler: Don’t overlook San Francisco’s Fort Point

Built between 1853 and 1861 on the site of an earlier adobe fort known as El Castillo de San Joaquin, which had been erected by the Spanish between 1793 and 1794, Fort Point was constructed to protect the City by the Bay from possible foreign invaders (apparently a concern after the Gold Rush of 1849).

NDVS director appointed to VA Rural Health Advisory Committee

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs has appointed Nevada Department of Veterans Services Director Katherine “Kat” Miller to serve on the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee.

April’s top vet, supporter named

Ray Scow of Reno and Barbara Dreyer of Las Vegas have been named as April’s Veteran of the Month and Veteran Supporter for the Month, according to the Nevada Department of Veterans Services.

WNC News and Notes: WNC ranked among Top 20 online project management programs

Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in Organization and Project Management at Western Nevada College are receiving one of the best online programs in the nation, according to Bachelor’s Degree Center.

Fallon splits doubleheader against Lowry

Fallon split a doubleheader Saturday against visiting Lowry, taking the first game 14-11 but falling in a slugfest, 16-8. Fallon took the first game at Winnemucca on Friday, 10-7.

Lowry takes series from Lady Wave

After losing to Lowry in a close low-scoring game on Friday, the Lady Wave softball team and the Bucks hammered the ball in a Saturday doubleheader split.

Fallon boys golf finishes 3rd

Junior Colton Tousignant led the Greenwave with a 97 followed by junior Owen Palmer’s 100. Freshman Ron Lee finished with a 114 and sophomore Lucas Durfee carded a 121.

Casino project among largest on Vegas Strip sets opening day

One of the biggest casino projects ever on the Las Vegas Strip has set a date to open, after more than seven years of planning and building.

Tuesday, April 20

Lyon County man is 225th COVID-19 death in Quad County area

Carson City Health and Human Services on Tuesday reported an additional death due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Support needed for new, local flat grass fields

Community support is needed to get two flat, grass fields finished in Carson City.

Sisolak issues directive making relaxed pandemic restrictions official

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday signed the directive implementing the plan to reopen Nevada 100 percent by June 1.

All-region, all-league football teams released

The 2021 spring season all-region football teams were released over the weekend.

Carson baseball will ride hot hands this season

Senators will fit 16 games into a five-week slate

Carson High baseball sits at 2-1 after its first three games and anticipates being in a tough region this spring.

Nevada inmate fighting execution seeks firing-squad option

A convicted killer who is fighting a possible June execution date that would make him the first person put to death in Nevada in 15 years is calling for the state to consider the firing squad as an option, a rare method in the United States.

Nevada Senate passes proposal to expand birth control access

The Nevada Senate on Monday voted unanimously in favor of a proposal to allow pharmacists to provide patients birth control without authorization from a doctor or health care provider with a traditional prescription pad.

15 years later, Legends Bay Casino breaks ground in Sparks

The 80,000-square-foot Legends Bay Casino is anticipated to open in the summer of 2022 — 15 years after the first iteration of the project was planned in 2007.

Northern Nevada builders struggle to keep pace with skyrocketing demand for new housing

“Home prices can’t keep accelerating at these prices. You just have to hope for a soft letdown instead of a crash," says longtime Reno developer Perry Di Loreto. The NNBW recently spoke with Di Loreto and three other regional homebuilders to discuss the challenges they face in meeting the region’s pressing need for residential housing.

Nevada Health Link will be ready April 20 for changes to existing plans with added subsidies

After taking time to update its system, to display new and increased subsidies, the Nevada Health Link will be ready to go on Tuesday, April 20 to put the new subsidies in place and give existing customers a chance to change plans, if they wish.

Monday, April 19

Expanded trail access proposed for electric bikes at Tahoe

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing a five-fold increase in the number of miles of trails open to certain electric bikes in the forests surrounding Lake Tahoe.

Two COVID-19 deaths in Lyon County reported Monday

Carson City Health and Human Services on Monday reported two additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Nevada AG warns of growing number of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford on Monday urged a number of online marketplace companies to act immediately to prevent the sale of fraudulent or blank COVID-19 vaccination cards on their platforms.

COVID numbers continue to rise slightly but officials say not a surge at this point

Nevada’s coronavirus numbers continued to rise through the past week but state officials say those numbers are still well within what they expected.

Infrastructure plan spurs talk of Vegas-Los Angeles rail service

Proposed federal infrastructure funding for rail projects has transportation planners taking another look at a Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas passenger route that Amtrak stopped in 1997.

Senate bill revamps how PEBP board members are appointed

The Nevada Senate on Friday approved legislation restricting the governor’s ability to make appointments to the Public Employee Benefits Program board.

Kelly Bullis: Did you file early with unemployment income?

Congress decided to make a 2020 retroactive tax law change in March 2021, making the first $10,200 of unemployment compensation tax free

West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

The man-made lakes that store water supplying millions of people in the West and Mexico are projected to shrink to historic lows in the coming months, dropping to levels that could trigger the federal government's first-ever official shortage declaration and prompt cuts in Arizona and Nevada.

Dogs will be dogs in new boarding facility in Carson City

Doggie Days Daycare and Boarding has started building a new home for new paws to play in come this fall.

Sunday, April 18

Shelly Aldean: A case of misdirection

We should step back and revisit with more purposeful intent the need to strengthen our mental health system.

Partnership Carson City drug round-up set for April 24

Partnership Carson City will hold its annual Drug Round-up on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Get Healthy Carson City: Volunteers: The value of one, the power of many

April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week. The theme for this year is the value of one, the power of many, which reflects on how one person can make a difference in a community when they volunteer and work with others toward a common goal.

Douglas High softball looking ahead

Douglas High softball is off to a 3-0 start and may have postseason reservations this spring.

Senator softball looks to contend this spring

Carson High softball will hope to make up for lost time in its six-week spring season.

Eckl: The all-region selection process needs a change

At least among the soccer ranks

Why can't the all-region teams be better? It doesn't seem like much more effort is needed to make them right.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office unveils off-highway vehicles

Carson City Sheriff’s Office was awarded a $61,453 grant through the State of Nevada Off-Highway Vehicle Program. This grant enabled the purchase of an off-road vehicle and accessories.

James Laughton: Going back to school: Tips on how to pay for it

Going back to school can help you advance in your job, re-enter the workforce, or support a second act as you chart a completely new career. But what are the right strategies adults should keep in mind to help manage education expenses?

Faith & Insight: Addition is subtraction

Everyone eventually sells out. Every band we love, celebrity we follow and friend we care about will eventually choose happiness over truth, money over authenticity.

Second major deadline hits Legislature this week

Most legislative committees shut down Friday to make time for extended floor sessions as the second major deadline approaches.

Carson City parks panel plots course for playground priorities

Carson City’s 18 playgrounds bring joy and relaxation for an average of about 3,000 citizens per location. But they’re also a potential liability to the city if anyone gets hurt using any one of them.

Saturday, April 17

Carson City birth announcements March 24 to April 2, 2021

Carson City birth announcements March 24 to April 2, 2021

Guy Farmer: COVID-19 came from China

Is there any doubt whether the COVID-19 virus came from China despite that country's high-powered propaganda campaign to deny responsibility for the worldwide pandemic that has killed nearly 600,000 of our fellow Americans? I don't think so.

Carson City road report for April 19 to 25, 2021

Carson City road report for April 19 to 25, 2021

Nevada lawmakers advance bill against organized harassment

Nevada lawmakers are now considering whether to make people who undertake organized harassment — commonly known as doxxing — legally accountable for their acts.

Katie Johnson: Quick, easy and vegetarian fajitas (recipe)

I am going to share my vegetarian fajita recipe. This is a quick and easy recipe that is done in the oven on a sheet pan. It can easily be modified to include a meat or seafood of your choice.

Carson High senior, first-generation American set for Ivy League

Carson High School senior Cristian Garcia Perez will be headed to Hanover, New Hamshire where he will be attending Dartmouth College.

Jim Valentine: Using a backup offer

In our current dynamic market there is a lot of competition such that no matter how quick or good your actions are, you can miss out on a property that you want to buy. When that happens all is not lost. Talk to your agent about making a backup offer.

Past Pages for April 17 to 20, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Nevada to get $361 million in federal child care grants

Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev., announced Thursday that Nevada will receive two grants totaling $361 million to keep child care providers on the job.

Roger Diez: Busy weekend ahead on the track

Last week the NASCAR Cup string of single-race winners ended. This week will be a busy one, races for Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR, and NHRA.

Friday, April 16

More than 5,000 appointments available for Quad County vaccinations

Carson City Health and Human Services reported 15 new cases and 15 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Friday.

Senator Square: The Carson High Girl in the Mirror

Current times are still difficult for many, and although society is moving towards safe and positive change, many young people still feel isolated and disconnected. The following is one CHS student’s story about overcoming a personal struggle.

Carson City sheriff joins letter blaming Biden for border crisis

Ken Furlong and eight other Nevada sheriffs have signed on to a letter, along with a total of 274 sheriffs across the U.S., blaming President Joe Biden for criminals, drug dealers and gang members coming illegally into the U.S.

Senate approves expansion of blind vendor program over GOP objections

The Nevada Senate on Friday approved legislation expanding where the state can place blind vendors. And blind vendors have first right of refusal on vending facilities in those public buildings.

Deuce: DUI driver says he only had 2 beers, Carson City Sheriff's Office says

Crime reports from the Carson City Sheriff's Office

CCSD updates athletic attendance policies, allowing visiting fans

Carson City School District announced updates to its athletic attendance policy Friday afternoon.

Legislature reopens to public with little fanfare

The Nevada Legislature reopened its doors to the public on Thursday after months of only allowing lawmakers, staff and a limited number of reporters into the building.

Hearing set on bid for 1st execution since 2006 in Nevada

A Nevada judge has scheduled a hearing next month on a bid by prosecutors to set an execution date for a man convicted of walking into a Las Vegas supermarket with a shotgun and shooting five people, killing four, in 1999.

Carson City School District waits on Legislature for budget guidance

Nevada’s school districts still keep their eye on what’s coming in the weeks ahead during the legislative session while preparing their tentative budgets.

Thursday, April 15

Letters to the Editor for April 14, 2021

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal in Carson City.

24 new COVID-19 cases in Quad County area Thursday

Carson City Health and Human Services on Thursday reported 24 new cases and 19 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Carson City supervisors address Frontier Motel, asphalt plant

Owners of the Frontier Motel have to fix problems at the lodging property in the next month if they want to keep operating.

Book signing, medallion minting set for Saturday in Carson City

Rusty Goe, author of “The Confident Carson City Coin Collector,” will sign copies of his newly-published three-volume set from 11 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Nevada State Museum, Carson City. Concurrently, the museum’s historical Coin Press No. 1 will be minting a special Abe Curry medallion.

Some issues with Nevada unemployment site resolved

The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance system is back up and running.

U.S. Senate panel to tackle Nevada tourism amid pandemic

A U.S. Senate subcommittee focused on travel and tourism has met for the first time to discuss ways to help the industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Nevada DMV warns of appointment scams

The Nevada DMV is warning the public to avoid scams involving DMV appointments for sale.

Trina Machacek: I had a plan

Days are finally warming. Finally, I say finally! It’s the time of the year, when the tiny tuffs of emerald green along the roads speckle their way out into fields and replace the bronze of winter giving hope of the upcoming summer.

Carson City Sheriff's Office seeking information on residential burglary

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigations responded to a residential burglary that occurred in the area of north Carson City on Mark Way.

Joe Santoro: Reed High's McGee steal of the season for San Francisco

Jake McGee just might be the best Northern Nevada high school graduate to ever pitch in the major leagues.

JoAnne Skelly: Time to prune roses

April 15 is usually a safe date to prune roses. The worst of the freezes are probably behind us, so any new growth generated by pruning should survive whatever cold snaps occur before summer.

Wednesday, April 14

Dennis Cassinelli: Reese River silver rush built Austin

Prior to 1862, central Nevada was a vast and unexplored area. Native Americans, Pony Express riders and overland mail personnel were the only people who inhabited the area.

15 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday in Quad County area

Carson City Health and Human Services on Wednesday reported 15 new cases and 17 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Lyon County to open brothels, manager concerned about virus resurgence

Gov. Steve Sisolak's June 1 date for fully reopening Nevada, with face coverings required, drew a rapid response to reopen legal brothels in Lyon County — and a blunt question from that county's chief administrator about cause and effect.

Limits to use of force by peace officers passes Nevada Senate

The Nevada Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that puts restraints on law enforcement officers, limiting the use of force to that needed to affect an arrest or control a demonstration or other situation.

UPDATE: Frontier Motel owners get May hearing with Carson City supervisors

As a result of the day-long inspections, the City has issued an emergency order today to close the motel based on concerns for the health and safety of the motel occupants and the general public. Occupants will have until 7 pm on Thursday, April 15th to vacate the premises.

One of serious J&J vaccine cases reported in Nevada

Nevada’s coronavirus Task Force was told Wednesday that one of the six cases of a serious reaction to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine happened in Nevada.

Legislative Commission approves unemployment for educational support staff

On a party line vote, the Legislative Commission on Wednesday approved a regulation allowing educational support staff to get unemployment benefits.

Nevada’s Mobile Vaccination Units switch to Pfizer vaccine

With the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on hold, the two Mobile Vaccination Units in Nevada have been switched to the Pfizer vaccine.

Up to a foot of new snow atop mountains around Lake Tahoe

Up to a foot of snow fell in the mountains above Lake Tahoe on Tuesday into Wednesday, with 12 inches at the Mount Rose ski resort on the edge of Reno and 8 inches at Northstar in Truckee.

Construction could begin soon on lithium-ion battery plant in Fernley

If permits are approved, American Battery Technology Company expects to begin construction by the end of May and have operations up and running by the end of this year.

Prep roundup: Carson High cross country at regionals, football at Reno

Carson High School cross country ran at the Class 5A Northern Nevada Regional Championships Saturday morning. Plus, more Carson sports from the weekend.

Past Pages for April 14 to 16, 2021

Carson City history rom the archive of the Nevada Appeal.

Defense act sets up committee for FRTC modernization

Congressional mandate requires a number of representatives from different agencies

Despite the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) not including the Fallon Range Training Range modernization plan, the act requires all stakeholders to continue their work on the expansion through a committee.

Lack of March storms fail to boost snowpack totals

Area producers could see water allocation adjustments for the growing season

The latest snow measurements from last week’s SNOTEL (Snow Telemetry) readings for Northern Nevada are not painting a rosy picture for both the spring and summer months, said Jeff Anderson, a hydrologist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Churchill County vaccinations for week of April 12

Churchill County announces its next dates this week for those 18 and older to receive the free Moderna vaccine at the Churchill County Public Health Drive-Thru site off Miner’s Road, just south of the county fairgrounds.

Junior livestock show returns in person this month

The annual Churchill County Junior Livestock Show is going “live” again after presenting a virtual program over the internet last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

University’s Hess supports Experiment Stations across the West

Hess to as executive director of the Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors

Bret Hess of the University of Nevada, Reno Experiment Station has been hired to serve as the executive director of the Western Association of Agriculture Experiment Station Directors.

NDOT reminds motorists of highway work

Nevada Department of Transportation is reminding motorists this week that U.S. Highway 95 will be closed between Fallon and Schurz for reconstruction between April 19-29.

Public hearing set for April 21 on county’s Master Plan

A public hearing to discuss and adopt Churchill County’s 2020 Master Plan is scheduled for April 21 during the commissioners afternoon meeting that begins at 11:15 p.m..

City of Fallon news: Annual city cleanup

The Help Keep Fallon Green City Cleanup begins Monday (April 19) and runs through April 23.

Spoiled cats and the art of nuzzling

Watson here and I just received an email from Me and Ow (fondly known as the Brat Cats). It seems that they have taken offense with the last article on nuzzling. They are complaining that I did not mention cats at all. Well, the article was about dogs, but I aim to please, so let us explore the secret codes of cats.

School board meets Wednesday

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

Spring Creek wins 1A East girls soccer crown over Fallon

After both Fallon and Spring Creek’s girls soccer teams ended in a shutout tie in the last meeting, the Spartans escaped Saturday’s first-place battle with a 1-0 win in Spring Creek.

Nevada lawmakers briefed on proposed infrastructure bank

Members of the money committees were briefed Tuesday on the plan by Gov. Steve Sisolak and Treasurer Zach Conine to fund a state “Infrastructure Bank.”

Prep Roundup: Fallon volleyball wins, cross country competes in regional

The Lady Wave volleyball team ended the season on a high note.

Miracle pass gives Wave undefeated season

Fallon rallies in fourth quarter to nip Spring Creek

If you don’t succeed, try, try again, and that’s what Fallon quarterback Avery Strasdin did with minutes ticking off the scoreboard, and the Greenwave trailing.

Greenwave Hall of Fame accepting nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the Greenwave Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021.

Tuesday, April 13

Gov. Sisolak says Silver State back to 100 percent open by June 1

But mask mandate will remain

Gov. Steve Sisolak Tuesday approved every business in every county in the state to be open at 100 percent capacity by June 1.

Quad County area COVID active cases back above 400

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 29 new cases and 18 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Fate of Frontier Motel up to Carson City supervisors

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says it will be up to the Board of Supervisors on Thursday to decide what to do about the Frontier Motel on North Carson Street.

The Nevada Traveler: Angel Lake is surprising discovery

One of the best things about wandering the broad expanses of Nevada is finding a place that exceed expectations — like Angel Lake, located on State Route 231 in the East Humboldt mountain range south of the town of Wells.

Nevada Assembly votes to abolish capital punishment

The Nevada Assembly voted Tuesday to abolish the death penalty.

Carson City HHS will offer Moderna vaccine in place of one-dose Janssen

CCHHS will be contacting those who have an appointment at a CCHHS Janssen event and offering them the Moderna vaccine instead.

Vega inks commitment to wrestle at St. Ambrose

Senator heads to Iowa, linking with local coach

Carson High wrestler Ariel Vega signed his LOI to wrestle at St. Ambrose

Nevada officials award $1.38M to man wrongfully convicted of murder

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday awarded more than $1 million to a man wrongfully convicted of murder.

Cortez Masto calls for tighter franchise industry oversight

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto released a report from her office on Tuesday detailing corporate practices that she said treat franchise owners unfairly and sometimes leave them facing huge losses.

Nevada joins states pausing use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Nevada suspended use of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines on Tuesday while federal authorities investigate reports of people experiencing serious reactions including blood clots.

Marilyn Foster: Start packing! We’ll soon by traveling again

Those of us who love to travel know the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine shot so that we are able to safely travel once again. I got mine as soon as I could.

Carson City supervisors meet Thursday

The Carson City Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday in the Robert Crowell Board Room of the Carson City Community Center.

Water-worried Vegas wants useless grass a thing of the past

A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on.

7 felonies, 5 misdemeanors, 1 suspect, Carson City Sheriff's Office says

Crime reports from the Carson City Sheriff's Office

Monday, April 12

JoAnne Skelly: Don’t call it dirt, it’s alive!

Dirt is something that comes out of a vacuum. Can you imagine growing plants in that? In England, dirt refers to feces, as in dog poo.

Shooter receives maximum 61-year sentence in attack on Sheriff’s sergeant

District Judge Tom Gregory sentenced Nicholas Berreman, 23, to the maximum possible 61 years in prison.

23 new COVID-19 cases reported in Quad County area on Monday

Carson City Health and Human Services reported 23 new cases and 16 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Monday.

Nevada Highway Patrol investigates fatal Fallon crash

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving a vehicle that fatally struck a pedestrian Friday night at the corner of U.S. Highway 50 (Williams Avenue) and Whitaker Lane.

Doctor: Growing evidence COVID vaccines reduce transmission, infections

Dr. Mark Riddle of the UNR school of medicine said Monday there is growing evidence that not only do vaccines reduce infections and serious illness from the virus, but that they reduce transmission of the illness.

Fernley fantasy writer steps into publishing industry

Fernley resident and fantasy writer KD Julicher has a sharp imagination and an unusual fondness for semicolons.

Nevada Democrats' priorities emerge on bill deadline day

Nevada lawmakers sped through hundreds of proposals on Friday to meet another major deadline of the 2021 legislative session, which required most bills to pass out of their first committee before Saturday to remain up for consideration.

Report: At least 30 Carson City inmate COVID-19 deaths, 55 in Nevada

At least 55 Nevada prison inmates have died after contracting COVID-19 during the pandemic that began more than a year ago, according to a newspaper report.

Crashes claim 78 lives this year through end of March in Nevada

Through the first three months of this year, 78 people died in car crashes in Nevada.

Brian Formisano: Do you have a plan in place for wildfire season?

As Carson City continues to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to recognize that other emergencies, such as wildfires, can still occur throughout the year – often with little or no warning.

Nevada GOP censures Republican Cegavske over election

Nevada's Republican Party voted to censure the secretary of state, accusing her of failing to fully investigate allegations of fraud in the 2020 election. She says there was no widespread fraud and that her own party is attacking her for refusing to "put my thumb on the scale of democracy."

Goicoechea sees water fight at Legislature; remains wary of SNWA hold on rural sources

This 2021 Legislature is shaping up to be critical for water users in urban and rural Nevada, state Sen. Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, said on Nevada Newsmakers.

Sunday, April 11

Community members sought for Carson Tahoe Health Patient/Caregiver Partnership Council

Carson Tahoe Health is creating a Patient/Caregiver Partnership Council to garner thoughtful and constructive input from its community.

'Just makes sense': Plumas Bancorp moves corporate HQ to Reno

With Plumas Bancorp's earnings increasing 1,400% since 2010 and trading increasing from $2 a share to around $30 a share, Andrew Ryback, president/CEO, said moving corporate headquarters to Reno is a key step to building on that momentum.

Jim Valentine: Navigating multiple offers

The current dynamic real estate market in Northern Nevada is generating many multiple offer situations. In fact, it is rare to not have multiple offers on a listing right now. Multiple offers may seem exciting in concept, but they are really a nuisance for all parties involved, yes, even the sellers.

Fuji master plan update to keep park ‘focal point’ of Carson City

Carson City’s Parks and Recreation Committee has approved updating the Fuji Park Master Plan with the addition of a cooling system to the horse barn at the request of 4-H and other groups that use the facility extensively.

Faith & Insight: Putting first things first: A testimony to discipleship

Whenever and however you spend time with our Lord, the important thing to remember is that you find that time because He wants nothing more than to have a relationship with you.

Fuel reduction project using sheep returns to Carson City

The Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department will be coordinating the annual fuel reduction program using sheep starting next week.

Saturday, April 10

Guy Farmer: Bashing baseball and coddling China

As a lifelong sports fan, I'm upset by baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred's decision to pull the annual All-Star game out of Atlanta because of an allegedly racist state voting law.

Carson City road report for April 12-18, 2021

Carson City road report for April 12-18, 2021

Flocchini, Galena girls too strong for Douglas soccer

Tigers and Grizzlies have met in each of the last three regional finals

Douglas High School girls soccer took on Galena in the third straight regional final between the two programs.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack baseball coach on predecessor’s trail

Is T.J. Bruce the right person to lead the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball program?

Carson City Legislature building reopening to public

The Legislative Building is reopening this coming week — with restrictions.

Prison Hill: Several trails with varying difficulty

Prison Hill is a favorite in Carson City year-round. The trails range from easy to difficult. There are sights to see and a cool canyon to hike through. Newer paths were completed in December 2020 connecting several trails making it easy to hike a loop.

Kelly Bullis: Updated Child Tax Credit for 2021

It’s been quite a long time since Congress made any huge changes to the Child Tax Credit. Well, it looks like they’ve finally done it. Hold onto your hat, because its complicated, typical for Congress, can’t make anything simple!

Past Pages for April 10 to 13, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

‘What a life:’ Little bit of mischief never hurt Dayton centenarian (video)

Velma Thornburgh of Dayton insists she’s not turning 101 today, preferring to knock off a year or two – or six. It keeps her feeling young.

Roger Diez: NASCAR tests Next Gen car

Although the Easter holiday curtailed racing activity last weekend, there was plenty of mid-week testing going on. The week before Easter there was a major test of the Next Gen car at Martinsville led by the three current manufacturers.

Friday, April 9

Woman arrested after demolition derby with stolen vehicle in Carson City

A 31-year-old woman is in jail after a chase and allegedly ramming a vehicle into multiple others vehicles near a Carson City school on Friday.

Active cases below 400; vaccination unit in Douglas County on Saturday

Carson City Health and Human Services reported 13 new cases and 30 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Friday.

Carson High parents, seniors will be asked about graduation

Some Carson City schools – but not Carson High – have announced their promotion and graduation plans.

Senator Square: Carson High congratulates Lavon Sollberger

Congratulations to Carson High School’s Lavon Sollberger on being awarded Certified Employee of the Year.

Assembly committee backs diversion program for domestic battery

The Assembly Judiciary Committee voted Friday to back creation of a diversion program for defendants convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery.

Nevada Supreme Court strikes down deadline in Gardnerville, Reno murders

The Nevada Supreme Court struck down a deadline Friday that a district judge set later this month for a Salvadoran immigrant's lawyers to file a motion claiming he's intellectually disabled and therefore can't be executed if convicted of murdering a Reno couple and two other woman.

Nevada Legislature committee votes to abolish death penalty

The Assembly Judiciary Committee on Friday called for passage of a number of major changes to criminal law, including abolishing the death penalty in Nevada.

Goicoechea says governor AWOL from Legislature; Sisolak says he's following COVID rules

Republican state Sen. Pete Goicoechea of Eureka County said on Nevada Newsmakers that Gov. Steve Sisolak is a no-show at the Nevada Legislature this session and it hurts the lawmaking process.

Douglas and McQueen football canceled

A positive COVID-19 test with the Lancers cancels bowl game

Douglas High School football will be playing an intrasquad scrimmage to cap the 2021 spring season at 5 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Old documents fuel latest bid to halt Nevada lithium mine

Federal documents reviewed by The Associated Press show the rare plant at the center of a fight over a proposed lithium mine in Nevada has been on the government's radar for more than two decades.

Carson City founder remembered with special minting Saturday

Abe Curry, who served as the first superintendent of the Carson City Mint, will be remembered with the minting of a special medallion Saturday, April 10 at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.

Thursday, April 8

Trina Machacek: The wonderment of it all

Not that I spend a lot of time in the past, but I was, just a few days ago in the presence of two young kids. I watched with amazement their wonderment.

Promise delivered

Douglas senior girls call their shot; earn another trip to regional title

Douglas High School girls soccer played an intense regional semifinal match against McQueen Thursday evening.

36 new COVID-19 cases in Quad County area; vaccination unit coming to Douglas, Lyon

Carson City Health and Human Services reported 36 new cases and 42 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Thursday.

Be prepared before going for a hike

If you’re going for a hike anywhere, you should always be prepared. Having the right tools in an emergency could help save your life.

UNLV medical school being named for MGM’s Kerkorian

The new medical school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is being named for the late billionaire businessman, investor and MGM Resorts founder Kirk Kerkorian

Tammy Westergard named 2020 Nevada Librarian of the Year

The Nevada Library Association named Tammy Westergard, former administrator of the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records Division, the 2020 Librarian of the Year.

Carson City School District: Fraudulent unemployment claims made against 330 employees

There has not been a data breach or leak of information within the Carson City School District but approximately 330 employees have had fraudulent unemployment claims filed against them, according to a news release from the district.

Carson City Historical Society presents, ‘The Donovan Mill and the Comstock Foundation’

The Carson City Historical Society presents a free lecture on "The Donovan Mill and the Comstock Foundation" by Steven Saylor, executive director of the Comstock Foundation, on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

DETR issues ID verification for PUA benefits

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation is reminding people that those receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Benefits must verify their identification.

Nevada Supreme Court hears venue fight in Douglas County, Reno killings

Lawyers for a 22-year-old Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing four people in two counties in 2019 urged Nevada's Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn for a second time a Washoe County judge's ruling that he can be tried for all the crimes in district court in Reno.

Get Healthy Carson City: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

What is distracted driving? Simply put, distracted driving is anything that takes your attention away from driving a motor vehicle.

Titus discusses Blockchains' blitz, run for Settelmeyer’s seat

The public relations blitz and campaign contributions associated with Blockchains LLC's futuristic, cryptocurrency "smart city" plan reminds Robin Titus of another big-money crusade at the Legislature – financing the Raiders Stadium in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, April 7

Dennis Cassinelli: The story of my 1926 Dodge

In the early 1980s, I met Jim Clark in Carson City. My company had done some landscape work in his yard when I noticed he had several antique cars he used for providing equipment for movie sets.

11 new COVID-19 cases in Quad County area as active cases drop to 400

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 11 new cases and 47 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Nevada's coronavirus positivity, hospitalizations rising slightly

From a low of 4.2 percent a week ago, the rate is now up to 4.5 percent of those tested. That’s a rolling rate of the past 14 days.

Legislature faces Friday deadline for bill passage

Friday is the Nevada Legislature’s deadline for passage of non-exempt bills from committee in the house where they were introduced.

Sports briefs: Carson loses a couple of teams in opening round of postseason

A look back at sports results from the first weekend of April 2021 and early rounds of the postseason.

Senator football eager for one final game

Carson High football has one more chance this Friday to continue building into the summer and fall.

Michelle Palmer: Springtime and asparagus is in the air (recipe)

Asparagus time is spring time. This is the time of the year when it is in season at the best flavor and the best price.

Last 18 months eastern Sierra's driest in 33 years

The eastern Sierra has experienced the driest 18 months in a third of a century.

U.S. 95 to close for 2 weeks later this month

Vehicles line up on a section of U.S. Highway 95 north of Schurz as repaving work continues.

High Desert Grange offers techniques in cooking classes

Courtesy of Suzann Gilliland Peterson Chef Randy Wilson is offering a cooking class April 11.

Prep roundup: Oasis volleyball sweeps

Oasis Academy, which finished No. 2 in the 1A West behind 2019 state champ Virginia City, will compete in the 1A West/Central tournament in Tonopah on Saturday.

Greenwave soccer teams conclude regular season

The Lady Wave soccer team finished the regular season unbeaten at home by dominating Fernley, 7-0, tying Lowry, 2-2, in Winnemucca on Saturday.

The nuance of nuzzling and nudging

Watson here and I would like to clue my readers in on an endearing dog behavior. When your dog pushes or rubs his nose, face, and head against you, he is nuzzling.

Veterans honored at unaccompanied services

FERNLEY — A number of veterans have recently been remembered for their service to the United States in military ceremonies at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

The Nevada Traveler: Marietta: Famed for burros and borax

Scraggly tufts of sagebrush grow around a handful of rough-cut stone foundations and walls. In the distance, there is the wide expanse of a dry, alkali lakebed. Some days, wild burros wander through the scene. Welcome to the old mining camp of Marietta.

Past Pages for April 7 to 9, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Child Abuse Prevention Month brings awareness to both a local and national problem

Churchill County is feeling blue this month. A small ceremony at Millennium Park on Friday kicked off Child Abuse Prevention Month to bring more awareness to both a national and local problem.

Yerington armory becomes city hall

Facility named after Nevada Guard general who made an impact with communities

On a spring-like Wednesday morning in Yerington, retired Maj. Gen. Robert Herbert mingled with friends and fellow guardsmen he hadn’t seen in years.

Fallon armory vital to the Guard

The transition of the former Nevada guard armory in Yerington to a civilian agency isn’t the first or last.

Tom Riggins: Let’s talk election laws

Georgia recently passed a voting law reform that has been met with howls of indignation from the left.

Jeanette Strong: Everybody shouldn’t be voting

“Democrats value as many people as possible voting… (Republicans) don’t mind putting security measures in that won’t let everybody vote – but everybody shouldn’t be voting,” state Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Ariz., on March 11.

Churchill County vaccination, testing schedule

Churchill County’s announces its next dates for those 18 and older to receive the free COVID vaccine at the Churchill County Public Health Drive-Thru site off Miner’s Road, just south of the county fairgrounds.

Armbruster’s 4 TDs lead Fallon over Lowry

Andrews punishes Buckaroos with 234 yards on the ground

Lowry’s first drive of Saturday’s 3A East football game quickly refocused the Greenwave on pass defense, part of its bread-and-butter this season.

Senate, Assembly split over deep cuts to China Spring/Aurora Pines youth camps

Senate and Assembly members of the money committees split Tuesday over the governor’s proposed deep cuts to state support for the China Spring and Aurora Pines youth camps in Douglas County.

Tuesday, April 6

Hug boys soccer escapes Carson in OT thriller

Carson High boys soccer opened the 2021 Class 5A Northern Region postseason with a showdown in the quarterfinals against Hug.

16 new COVID-19 cases in Quad County area Tuesday

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting 16 new cases and 62 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Tuesday.

Carson City School District serves more than 500,000 meals during COVID-1

The past 12 months have arguably been some of the most tumultuous for students and their families, but the one thing they haven’t had to worry about as their lives turned upside down is where their next meal would come from.

Study: Sewer samples signal pending rise or fall in COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno say they have developed a model that helps predict if confirmed COVID-19 cases in a local community will significantly rise or fall in the week ahead.

Bill expands ability of government to seek reimbursement of wildfire expenses

The Assembly Ways and Means Committee was asked Monday to support a bill expanding the ability of governments and agencies to seek reimbursement from people who willfully or negligently cause wildfires.

Debbie Black: Give me back my rights at the end of my life

I have cancer. I am fighting it every step of the way and was hopeful a year ago. But after a recent craniotomy to remove a tumor, I found out my cancer has returned with a new metastatic lesion in my brain.

Nevada farmers and conservationists balk at 'water banking'

Rural water users are panicking over a proposal to create a market for the sale and purchase of water rights in Nevada, unconvinced by arguments that the concept would encourage conservation.

Kieckhefer likes 'big ideas,' will look at Blockchains 'smart city'

Next year, Jeffrey Berns, CEO of Nevada-based Blockchains LLC, hopes to break ground on his proposed "smart city" in Storey County, which eventually would include 15,000 homes, 33 million square feet of commercial/industrial space and use an economy based on blockchain cryptocurrency.

Driver in center lane was high, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

Crime reports from the Carson City Sheriff's Office

Monday, April 5

Active COVID-19 cases fall below 500 in Quad County Region

Carson City Health and Human Services reported 19 new cases and 66 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Monday.

Carson City seeks ideas for names of open spaces

The Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department invites all citizens interested in the official naming of six open space acquisitions to respond to a survey with proposed nominations, or to provide additional suggestions.

Bill allows schools to get drugs that reverse opioid overdoses

The Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services on Monday voted for a bill to enable schools to get drugs to counter the effects of an opioid overdose.

Cortez Masto touts relief law's help for health insurance

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada is encouraging people to shop on the state's health insurance exchange to see if they can get cheaper coverage thanks to the new federal coronavirus relief law.

Mobile coronavirus vaccination units arrive in Nevada

Nevada coronavirus task force Director Caleb Cage said Monday that mobile vaccination units have arrived in Nevada.

Carson girls soccer gets first win plus postseason schedules

Here's a weekend recap, plus a look ahead at the regional tournaments that start this evening.

JoAnne Skelly: Understanding pesticides

I was listening to National Public Radio recently on the most recent data about the “Dirty Dozen” vegetables and fruits with the most pesticide residue as well as those with the least.

30 dogs abandoned at Reno park in last 2 weeks

Authorities say more than two dozen dogs were abandoned at Sun Valley Regional Park in the last two weeks.

Composite tooler preps for $6 million expansion from Carson to Minden

At the end of April, Symmetrix Composite Tooling is moving out of its 13,000 sq. ft. Carson City shop and will begin relocating into a 40,000-square-foot facility — newly built by Reno-based United Construction — in Minden.

Public works seeking federal grant to fix Hobart Dam

Nevada has applied for a $10 million federal grant to pay the lion’s share of what it will cost to fix the Hobart Reservoir dam.

Sunday, April 4

Trina Machacek: Company cleaning

I get very nervous when I have company coming. That’s crazy because I love to have company come to visit.

Carson City Library receives national community science grant

Signs of spring are popping up all over Carson City, and with them come opportunities for residents to contribute their observations and experience to community science projects all over the world.

Western Nevada College notes: Clark, Stevens earn NSHE Regents’ awards

Western Nevada College news and notes, in Carson City

Yerington armory becomes city hall

On a spring-like Wednesday morning in Yerington, retired Maj. Gen. Robert Herbert mingled with friends and fellow guardsmen he hadn’t seen in years.

Jim Valentine: CDC temporary eviction halt

The director for the Centers for Disease Control just signed an extension to the order Temporary Halt In Residential Evictions To Prevent The Further Spread Of COVID-19.

Faith & Insight: The hope of Easter

On Easter, we celebrate our risen savior, Jesus Christ.

Both major parties in Nevada lose voters in March

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske says both major parties lost voters in March while the number of non-partisans continued to grow.

Saturday, April 3

Roger Diez: NASCAR has a little trouble with the dirt

Last Sunday was the opening race of the Formula 1 season, but the NASCAR dirt race at Bristol was postponed until Monday due to heavy rains. This weekend things are quiet so race teams and fans can enjoy the Easter holiday with family and friends.

Carson City birth announcements for March 12 to 24, 2021

Carson City birth announcements for March 12 to 24, 2021

Guy Farmer: Central American corruption

President Biden can't just throw money at Central America and hope its impoverished citizens will stop coming north to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Carson City road report for April 5-11, 2021

Carson City road report for April 5-11, 2021

Joe Santoro: Alford’s many connections to NCAA tourney

The month of March 2021 could not have been the best month of Steve Alford’s coaching career.

Kelly J. Bullis: Stopping fraud in your business

It’s one of the oldest frustrations of every business owner. Employees stealing from you. It is frustrating and costly. The employees who commit the crime are usually not the ones you would have thought the most likely.

Past Pages for April 3 to 6, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Churches ready for Easter through digital discipleship

More church pews and chairs slowly are being filled again just in time for Easter Sunday.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims at lowest level since program started

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims are now at their lowest level since that program was initiated.

Friday, April 2

Tigers' defense on the prowl

Douglas retains The Rivalry Trophy

Defense, defense, defense was the name of the game Friday night between Carson and Douglas football.

Bomb squad finds trash after suspicious package report in Carson City

Bomb squads finds suspicious package is trash

Active COVID-19 cases below 600 in Quad County area

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 19 new cases and 53 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Nevada virus numbers stable but no longer declining

State coronavirus task force Director Caleb Cage said Friday that while Nevada is no longer seeing declines in virus cases, the numbers are stable.

Sparks homicide suspect arrested near Carson City

SPARKS — A 26-year-old suspect in a fatal stabbing in Sparks earlier this week has been arrested after being spotted in a stolen vehicle in Carson City.

Fernley man dies in Virginia City motorcycle crash

The Nevada Highway Patrol says a preliminary investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash at Virginia City indicates the motorcyclist may have been going too fast when he failed to negotiate a curve and was ejected from the cycle on the edge of the town.

Senator Square: Carson High students back on stage April 6

News and notes from Carson City High School

Carson City couple to appear on ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ on April 7

Carson City newlyweds Cole and Linda Schmidt carefully had to make sure she was stepping up on a chair just right in her wedding dress for filming purposes.

Sports briefs: Douglas soccer teams celebrate Senior Nights

Take a look at some Douglas High sports results from the final week of March 2021.

Rivalry restored

After an extended offseason, Carson and Douglas football clash again

Carson and Douglas High Schools are set to restore their football rivalru Friday night.

Nevada revisits mail-in ballot debate after 2020 spotlight

Democrats who make up the majority in the Nevada Legislature want to make last year's universal mail-in ballot policy permanent by extending temporary policies enacted last summer to protect people worried about contracting the coronavirus at in-person polling places.

9 Carson City businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors

Nine Carson City businesses were cited Wednesday for failing an alcohol compliance check, according to a press release from Partnership Carson City.

Thursday, April 1

Ronni Hannaman: Carson City again honored as best place to retire

Every state has at least one great city in which to retire and that city in Nevada is Carson City according to the insurance company, Insurify.

Dennis Cassinelli: Growing up on a ranch in Sparks

Many of my weekly articles in recent weeks have been about the history of Nevada towns. I just realized I have not written one about my hometown of Sparks.

19 new COVID-19 cases in Quad County area Thursday

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 19 new cases and 72 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Sisolak announces economic recovery plan

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday announced a program he described as the “every Nevadan recovery framework.”

Democrats in Legislature vote to keep vacant positions on the books

They voted to authorize agencies to use federal American Recovery Act dollars to fill 307 vacant positions set for elimination in Gov. Steve Sisolak’s recommended budget.

Vaccine available to all adults Monday, Carson City supervisors told

Vaccines for the coronavirus are available for all Carson City adults starting Monday, April 5.

California snowpack below normal with wet season ending

The water content of California's Sierra Nevada snowpack was measured at 59% of the April 1 average, when it historically is at its peak, the state's chief of snow surveys and water supply forecasting said Thursday.

Nevada lawmakers OK $92.7 million to support childcare providers

Saying childcare is critical to getting Nevadans back to work, lawmakers on Thursday approved $92.7 million to support childcare providers across the state.

Wynn Resorts paying $5.6M to settle 8-year dealer tips fight

Wynn Resorts Ltd. has settled an eight-year federal wage-and-tips dispute, agreeing to pay $5.6 million to settle a court fight with about 1,000 current and former table games dealers.

2 tech companies announce move to Reno, plan to fill 200 jobs

The companies are expected to create more than 200 combined biotech and fintech jobs over the next several years, according to EDAWN.

Carson City man found guilty of California man’s murder

A Carson City man was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder in Santa Ana, Calif.

Virus infection rate low, but Nevada deaths and cases rising

A key marker of COVID-19 infection rates in Nevada has fallen to new lows in the Las Vegas area, but the number of deaths and new cases reported statewide have begun rising above recent averages, state health officials reported Wednesday.

Nevada Legislature getting metal detectors and X-ray machines

After years of leadership and legislative counsel directors opposing electronic security, the Nevada Legislature is getting metal detectors and X-ray machines at its main entrances.

Pass rates fall at Carson City schools in pandemic

Pass rates for Carson City School District students in the 2020-21 school year have decreased compared to recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.