Stories for December 2021


Friday, December 31

Motorist rescued near Reno after being stranded 2 days in snow

The uninjured man was safe and was reunited with waiting friends.

Senator Square: New semester, year at Carson High

A 2022 Happy New Year and semester have begun.

Nevada keeps mandate for higher ed staff, fires unvaccinated

Hundreds of unvaccinated employees were fired on Friday.

Photos: CHS teacher Jacques performs with band directors in Pasadena

Carson High School band director Nick Jacques, who marches in the Tournament of Roses Parade Saturday, reports the Saluting America's Band Directors band is headed off to rehearsal Friday in Pasadena.

Water content of California snowpack far above normal

California's mountain snow holds 160% of the water it normally does this time of year.

Tedford, Reid forged working relationship for Fallon

Nevada’s longtime U.S. senator died Dec. 28 at 82

“We texted back and forth even after his retirement until Thanksgiving.”

Fallon girls basketball 1-3 in Reno tournament

The Greenwave ended a 3-game skid by winning the finale in the Varsity Elite Tournament.

Fallon boys basketball third in Rail City Classic

The Greenwave defeated Yerington, 67-52, in the third-place game.

Tahoe-Reno resorts have the snow for a successful season

The terrain is ready – the roads just need to re-open.

Thursday, December 30

2 COVID-19 deaths reported in Carson City

CCHHS also reported 257 new cases, and 314 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Omicron spreads, officials say Nevada handling it so far

The number of infections is increasing in the north and south.

Winter warming shelter available in Carson City

Meet at FISH’s facility on 138 E. Long St. before 8:45 p.m. to register.

Carson City welcomes youngest mayor ever (for a morning)

Abby Bindley, age 5, fulfilled her Christmas wish by acting as junior mayor at the Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday morning.

Grading the Wolf Pack: Nevada has Big 12 talent, just not enough

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 88-61 loss to the Kansas Jayhawks.

Carson City supervisors finalize election map

Supervisors unanimously approved Carson City’s election map.

Rogich: Reid ‘probably’ Nevada’s most important elected official

"I don't think anyone has ever really achieved as much for Nevada as Harry Reid has"

Authorities warn drivers of dangers of winter weather driving on Northern Nevada roadways

Authorities say that, even as weather clears a bit this later week, the dangers of winter driving remain.

Lombardo uses Politico rank to criticize Sisolak's COVID response

Politico's State Pandemic Scorecard put Nevada tied for 48th in overall COVID response.

Wednesday, December 29

Dennis Cassinelli: Fremont’s first New Year’s Eve in Nevada in 1843

These explorers were the pathfinders for this part of the American West.

Joe Santoro: Be patient with Ken Wilson, Pack fans

Wilson has a ton of work to do the next eight months.

Sisolak urges regents to mandate employee vaccinations

He said the board should require proof of vaccination for employees.

Nevada casinos set 9-month record of $1B in house winnings

Gaming control reported $1.32 billion in casino winnings statewide.

Fallon Ford-Toyota’s Pay It Forward program donates thousands of dollars to nonprofits

The holiday season is a festive time of community giving at Fallon Ford-Toyota. Every year since 2011, the Henning family along with their employees have handed out checks to many nonprofit organizations as part of their Pay It Forward program. When customers purchase a vehicle, they designate a specific nonprofit for Fallon Ford-Toyota to donate $50. “We ask them where they want us to donate the money,” said General Manager Tim Mitchell. “They have a pretty good idea where they the money will go.”

Past Pages for December 29 to 31, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Fireworks, masquerade park, fun walk await county residents

The countdown is on for Churchill County residents to turn the last page on the calendar in a few days and ring in 2022.

BLM gives update on area projects

The Bureau of Land Management's Carson City District gave Churchill County commissioners an update at their Dec. 15 meeting on the Dixie Meadows Geothermal project.

Wishes turn to Christmas gifts

Community donates gifts, money to help local families in need

In less than 90 minutes, employees with Churchill County Social Services and CC Communications handed out on Dec. 22 large black plastic bags stuffed with toys, clothes and a blanket to 37 families as part of this year’s yearly Wishing Tree program.

United Way assembles book bags for Fallon students

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra assembled book bags and delivered them Dec. 13 to first-grade students at Lahontan Elementary School.

Tom Riggins: Here comes the New Year

I hope you had a Merry Christmas, or for some a politically correct happy holiday. We now move to the New Year and the obligatory resolutions. Those are usually good for a laugh. Just a reminder, you will need to work until April 16 just for the federal government. After that you can work for the state for a few days and then finally for yourself. Happy New Year.

Jeanette Strong: Greatest economy in history

“My Administration and I built the greatest economy in history, of any country,” President Donald Trump, Aug. 18, 2020.

Watson’s guide for the new year

Watson here, and with the New Year on the way it’s time to pony up and get serious about making resolutions. I know we make them here at our home every year. Do we keep them? Well, sort of, as mom says, “Don’t make a resolution you can’t keep.”

Bighorn Bulletin Dec. 29

The seventh grade boys basketball team won the Lake Division championship game by beating Lovelock 19-17. The game was held in Lovelock. The team is coached by first year coach David Springfield.

Trustees discuss superintendent’s evaluation

Trustees expressed their satisfaction with the superintendent’s performance at the Dec. 15 meeting of the Churchill County School Board.

Cattlemen’s Update coming to locations across Nevada

The University of Nevada, Reno will host the annual Cattlemen’s Update in person and virtually Jan. 10-14.

Lady Bighorns overcome late start to season

When it was time for tryouts, not enough girls came out to field a team. Dusty Casey, the Oasis Academy athletics director who also coaches the girls basketball team, noticed a disturbing effect on student participation because of the pandemic. It wasn’t just his basketball team. Low numbers are plaguing the Bighorns to the point where this current school year feels like Oasis Academy has gone back in time.

Senior duo returns to lead Oasis Academy

A year after making the playoffs for the first time in school history, the encore season looked promising.

Prosecutor: Suspect in Vegas severed head case a prior felon

"The victim is literally cut into pieces. His head is cut off."

Tuesday, December 28

Sisolak declares State of Emergency to clear traffic jam

Sisolak said on Twitter late Tuesday night, that “based on advise from my team, I will be declaring a State of Emergency in Northern Nevada. Highway 50, Highway 207 (Kingsbury Grade) and Highway 28 are experiencing delays, dangerous road conditions and an oncoming storm.

Harry Reid, Nevada's longest-serving member of Congress, dies at 82

Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada's longest-serving member of Congress, has died at age 82.

Carson sheriff seeks help in vehicle burglary

Burglary occurred Nov. 28 near the area of Pine Lane near Hot Springs Road.

Carson City Sheriff seeks ID of porch pirate

CCSO is seeking to identify a male stealing packages from porches in Carson City.

Nevada Notebook: Wolf Pack headed to Kansas

The Wolf Pack will take on Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday.

Carson City residents appeal slaughterhouse permit

Supervisors will decide if the Planning Commission was justified in its approval of a permit.

Mountain West rankings: Boise State rolling in December

The Broncos, the No. 5 team in the Mountain West rankings, are a perfect 6-0 in December.

First-time business owners open wood, paint studio in Carson City

Melissa Feldman and Michael Belardes are running Hammer & Stain.

UPDATE: Storm to continue through Wednesday before a New Year's weekend break

Carson City has the tail end of a storm pushing through Tuesday and Wednesday.

Monday, December 27

Nevada grades: Lee shines on dismal day for Wolf Pack

Grading the Wolf Pack’s 52-24 loss to Western Michigan.

Western Michigan cruises past Nevada Wolf Pack in Quick Lane Bowl

Western Michigan rolled past Nevada 52-24 in the Quick Lane Bowl on Monday.

Notes: Pay It Forward scholarship at Western Nevada College

Program provides a $1,000 annual student scholarship and encouragement to contribute to the community.

Nashville Social Club accepting job applications

Renovation plans are also underway.

Carson City supervisors meet for final approval of election map

Supervisors will hold a special meeting Thursday, Dec. 30.

Sunday, December 26

Alan Garrett: A (healthcare) Christmas Carol

It is my sincere wish that this holiday season brings us all peace and a spirit of renewal.

Herbicides in Lake Tahoe? Invasive plants provoke debate

The property owners' association says the methods it has historically used to contain weeds are no longer sufficient.

UNR, UNLV recognized as top research universities by Carnegie

Both the University of Nevada, Reno and UNLV first reached the prestigious Carnegie “R1” or “Very High Research” classification in December 2018.

Nevada state offices closed Monday in Carson City, Douglas and Washoe; I-580 through Washoe Valley closed

Snow plus heavy winds are making roads nearly impassable Sunday. If you don't have to drive, don't drive.

Carson High band director to march in Rose Parade

Nicolas Jacques will march among nearly 300 band directors in the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Jim Valentine: What stays with the house?

Be clear in writing about your expectations.

Faith & Insight: Choosing the perfect gift

The Gift is the bridge that fills the gap of separation between mankind and God.

Far too little vote fraud to tip election to Trump, AP finds

The findings build on a mountain of other evidence that the election wasn't rigged.

Carson City birth announcements for November 13 to December 14, 2021

Carson City birth announcements for November 13 to December 14, 2021

Saturday, December 25

Carson City road report for December 27 to January 2, 2021

Carson City road report for December 27 to January 2, 2021.

Carson City Symphony releases cello workshop video

Priscilla Hawkins discusses "The History and Development of the Cello."

Paralympic bobsledding hopeful turns to WNC to fulfill next dream

Steven Jacobo is scheduled to take part in eight World Cup events this season.

Kelly Bullis: Merry Christmas!

Who is reading a goofy CPA’s article on Christmas Day?

Past Pages for December 25 to 28, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Gilman reflects on 10 years of Tahoe Reno Industrial Center growth

A decade ago, Tahoe Reno Industrial Center employment was just shy of 2,000. Ten years later, employment tops 15,000, and some of the world’s best-known companies have built world-class facilities at the massive industrial park in the Northern Nevada high desert east of Sparks.

Roger Diez: Catching up on the happenings in the racing world

Breaking news, a bunch of rumors and raw random data.

Friday, December 24

Gardnerville’s Spires named state Realtor of the year

The statewide Nevada Realtors honored its leading members.

UPDATE: One dead after Carson City shooting on Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve at 2:56 p.m., the Carson City Sheriff’s Office received reports of a shooting at an apartment complex at 20 College Parkway, in North Carson.

Senator Square: Carson High community delivers Christmas

Christmas can bring joy and excitement to families facing hardships.

Markleeville man killed in Thursday night shooting

James Foley was found dead on the front porch of his home at Sierra Pines Mobile Home Park in Alpine County.

Boil water notice lifted for Dayton subdivision

“Laboratory testing confirms the water is safe to drink,” the release said.

NORAD to track Santa's flight

No more searching the skies for Rudolph’s Red Nose. Like just about everything else now, Santa can be tracked on your computer or your cell phone any time you have the urge to know if Jolly Ole Saint Nick (as he is known in Europe) is on track and when he will be flying over Nevada and most especially Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, Dayton, and even Lake Tahoe.

Trustees OK addition of Carson High property to Greenhouse Project

The nonprofit can move forward on a more self-sustaining operation.

Carson City expected to receive 4-6 inches of snow by Christmas night

Santa will need to be prepared for almost every type of weather on his trip … and that is just in the Sierra.

Thursday, December 23

Letters to the editor for December 22, 2021

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal published Dec. 22, 2021.

Merry Christmas from Richard Stokes

I wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.

4 COVID-19 deaths in Carson, Douglas, Lyon in past week

CCHHS reported four deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad County region for Dec. 16-22.

Nevada state government offices close due to weather

Only essential public safety and corrections personnel remain on the job.

Services planned for former Churchill County sheriff candidate

Ray East died Dec. 19 after a short illness. A funeral is set for Sunday at 2 p.m.

Flood advisory for Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, Storey counties

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, Storey and Washoe counties through 11:45 a.m. on Thursday.

Nevada-Utah begin negotiations with tribe over water rights

The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation hold a total of 112,870 acres.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada feel holiday spirit

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada is overjoyed with the holiday spirit.

Dennis Cassinelli: The night before a Comstock Christmas

“Merry Christmas to all, and a Happy New Year!”

CEO: NV Energy has plan to counter electromagnetic pulse weapon

"It is something that we drill, it is something that we look at and hope we never have to test it."

Wednesday, December 22

Trina Machacek: That dang Christmas mouse

Surprises are what make the snow in my globe of life exciting.

Nevada axes vaccine rule for prison staff, college students

Lawmakers on the Legislative Commission voted 6-6 on whether to expand emergency measures.

Joe Santoro: Pack makes Quick Lane Bowl interesting

The Wolf Pack has never had a bowl game this interesting.

Nevada Gourd Society donates $5,500 to Meals on Wheels

Artists and local businesses had donated more than 60 items to be raffled off.

Holiday happenings

Many businesses are closed on Friday and Saturday and state, county and city government offices are closed on Friday. Federal government offices are closed Friday. Both post offices resume their regular hours on Monday. Naval Air Station Fallon operates on its holiday schedule.

Churchill County School District takes proactive stance

Nationwide TikTok challenge threatened gun violence

The superintendent of the Churchill County School District said she and the Fallon Police Department were being proactive in notifying parents and staff about social media posts on TikTok threatening gun violence.

Hundreds pay their respects at area cemeteries

Wreaths Across America honors veterans who served in both war and peacetime

FERNLEY — The frosty breath of a cold Saturday morning didn’t stop hundreds of volunteers from attending the annual Wreath Across America at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

The Nevada Traveler: New book details Devils Hole Pupfish’s struggles to survive

The Devils Hole Pupfish is a small blue thing. Measuring only about an inch long and often lacking pelvic fins like other pupfish, it has been described as “tiny and wimpy.”

Your chocolate gift is under the tree

Watson here, and this year I decided to lie down under the Christmas tree on the warm blanket mom put around the base. When mom saw me, she said, “Oh look, we have the best present ever, a big Chocolate Lab under our tree.” Ah, so sweet, my pet parents love me.

Greenwave boys split their games

The preseason especially against teams from the Northern 3A West division is definitely providing some insight to this year’s Greenwave boys basketball team.

Moon places for Wave wrestling at Winnemucca tournament

Steven Moon (170 pounds) placed fifth after reaching the semifinals to lead the Greenwave, who competed in last weekend’s Reno Tournament of Champions.

Lady Wave sweep 3A West teams

The Lady Wave swept a pair of nonleague games at the Elmo Dericco Gym last week against North Valleys and Hug to improve to 9-2 overall.

Bighorns sweep Excel Christian, compete in weekend tourney

The Oasis Academy boys and girls basketball teams swept Excel Christian Academy on Wednesday before seeing mixed results in the Round Mountain tournament over the weekend.

WNC News and Notes: BYU political science major looks back on her Jump Start experience

That Maria Whitaker is able to take upper-division courses as a first-year university student shows that education has been a high priority in her life.

WNC welcomes Rowlett’s oil paintings

Kim Rowlett, a retired English teacher from Churchill County High School, desired to write a book, that is, until a decision was made to register for Gil Martin’s art class at Western Nevada College.

Storey County mask requirement to be lifted Friday

Nevada is scaling back indoor masking requirements in two more counties.

Past Pages for December 22 to 24, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Feds open land in Nevada for solar projects

BLM published a call to nominate land for development within Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico.

Carson schools' general fund revenues to drop $1.7M for 2021-22

Carson City School District’s general fund revenue will see a $1.7 million decrease for fiscal year 2021-22.

Precautionary boil water notice for the Copper Canyon Estates subdivision in Dayton

The Lyon County Utilities Department is issuing a precautionary boil water notice for the Copper Canyon Estates subdivision in Dayton due to a water line break

St. Paul's Lutheran sets Christmas Eve services

The church will have two Christmas Eve Holy Communion services on Friday.

Tuesday, December 21

Get Healthy Carson City: Enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season

Smaller outdoor or indoor in-person gatherings are still possible.

Mark Kotsay replacing Bob Melvin as A's manager

Kotsay is married to Carson High School graduate Jamie (Scott) Kotsay.

Nevada commits all but $4.4 million of coronavirus relief cash

The Interim Finance Committee on Tuesday approved four relatively small programs.

Nevada, Las Vegas chart jumps in key COVID-19 measurements

Health officials in Nevada are charting jumps in key coronavirus measurements.

Notebook: With Norvell, nearly 2 dozen bail on Pack

Jay Norvell isn’t the only member of the Pack football team who didn’t truly believe home means Nevada.

Drought-stricken Vegas proposes grass ban for new homes

Southern Nevada Water Authority passed resolutions to prohibit yards and evaporative cooling machines.

Snow forecast for Carson City Christmas; Sierra travel picture bleak

Carson City should see a white Christmas and the days leading to Christmas will be wet.

Smalley inks commitment to Nevada

Douglas High's Chris Smalley made his college football decision official last week.

Carson High NJROTC raises $5,000 for Angel Tree

Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps raised more than $5,000 for the local gift program.

Reno real estate: Record-high $567,000 median home price for November

The median single-family home price in Reno/North Valleys was 567,000 in November, up 16.9 percent from last year and up 2.6 percent from the previous record high of $552,507 in August.

Monday, December 20

Wolf Pack grades: Sherfield is good even when he’s bad

Grading the Nevada’s 68-63 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday.

Mountain West rankings: Pack rides five-game win streak

The Wolf Pack is one of the hottest teams in the Mountain West.

Two charged with running financial forgery lab in Carson City

1 suspect was hospitalized for treatment of a drug overdose.

Governor candidate Joey Gilbert fights Nevada Bar reprimand

Panel alleges he harmed a client and violated the bar's rules of professional conduct.

Churchill County reports Nevada’s 2nd case of omicron variant

Case involves an unvaccinated woman in her mid-40s.

Carson school board selects probation officer for Family Life Committee

Fritsch Elementary School mother and juvenile probation officer Linda Lawlor named to panel.

Letters to the Editor for December 18, 2021

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal.

Nevada jobless rate drops; job growth slows

Nevada continued its workforce recovery in November, albeit at a much slower pace than before.

Don and Sharon Tucevich celebrate 50 years

Don and Sharon Tucevich are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 18, 2021.

Sunday, December 19

Trina Machacek: My mistake, again

Let me start by saying I appreciate the great people who work in our local post office.

Conservationists sue over plan to kill Nevada predators

Suit over environmental review to resume the killing of coyotes, mountain lions and other wildlife.

Get Healthy Carson City: Handwashing hows and whys

Help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often.

Lyon County schools announce 2021 graduation rates

Lyon County School District graduation rates have increased for the fifth consecutive year.

Jim Valentine: Buying a home in winter

Winter is a great time to buy a home.

Gavin Jarvis: The spectacle and scandal of Christmas

The holidays are filled with spectacle, but the origin of Christmas is scandalous

God with us, understanding us, and offering us salvation, all joyfully and generously.

Home prices up, listings down in Carson City

Prices rose through November, reaching a median sales price of $509,750.

Saturday, December 18

Guy Farmer: A ‘yes’ vote on the slaughterhouse

Most of the cows are in Douglas County.

Carson City road report for December 20 to 26, 2021

Carson City road report for December 20 to 26, 2021

Carson High teacher Charles Mann gets national award

Carson High School agriculture science teacher Charles Mann has been named the recipient of the 2021 Carl J. Schaefer Memorial Career Technical Education Teacher award.

BLM sued over geothermal project northeast of Fallon

The lawsuit charges the project could dry up nearby springs and harm an extremely rare amphibian.

Roger Diez: A tainted championship in Formula 1?

That championship will have an asterisk.

Kelly Bullis: Inflation strategies – part 2 business

Small businesses are already feeling the pressure building.

Past Pages for December 18 to 21, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Webstaurant to bring an expected 400 jobs to Lyon County

The building is expected to be complete in the fall of 2022.

Friday, December 17

Dennis Cassinelli: The city by the mountain of silver

Many years ago, a fabulous city sprang up on the slopes of an incredibly rich mountain of silver.

Lander County replacing voting machines

Commissioners OK $223,000 for new machines and $69,000 for maintenance.

Carson City sheriff completes social media threat investigation

No credible threats were found, according to Sheriff Ken Furlong.

Strip to hold New Year's fireworks after 2020 hiatus

Fireworks were first held on the Strip on the last night of 2000.

Ronni Hannaman: Looking at 2021 in the rearview mirror

It’s traditional at this time of year to reflect on the year past.

Today last day to reserve Friends In Service Helping's Christmas meal basket giveaway

Friends In Service Helping (FISH) is preparing for their annual Christmas Meal Basket Giveaway after a successful Thanksgiving Meal Basket Giveaway.

Sisolak appoints Cano Burkhead as Nevada lieutenant governor

Lisa Cano Burkhead is the daughter of a former Las Vegas Strip blackjack dealer and a seamstress.

Churchill County School District District responds to threatening social media posts

Churchill County School District and the Fallon Police Department have been made aware of several national TikTok social media posts threatening gun violence at any-given school

Carson City Schools closed today due to social media threats

Due to increasing concern surrounding social media threats circulating online, and in collaboration with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, the Carson City School District will close all schools Friday, December 17, 2021.

Thursday, December 16

UPDATE: Nevada Raider Nation – Carson City fundraiser posponed

Nevada Raider Nation, Carson City Chapter will hold its fourth annual "Live, Silent Auction" on Saturday

Zachary Child: Back, leg pain due to spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a potentially debilitating condition.

Quad County area passes 400 COVID-19 deaths

CCHHS reported 16 deaths in the region between Dec. 9-15.

Health officials issue virus warnings ahead of holidays

Health officials say nearly 30,000 children aged 5-11 have been vaccinated.

Carson City supervisors approve election map, annual financial report

The map changes are minimal, adding several blocks to Wards 3 and 4.

Update: Schools to close Friday

There is no information that specifically identifies any Carson City school.

Man facing multiple charges of sex crimes against minors arrested by Carson sheriff

The special enforcement team arrested Francisco Javier Canales-Ruiz in Henderson.

Carson City Planning Commission reapproves slaughterhouse special use permit

Carson City Planning Commission voted 5-1 to approve a special use permit.

Nevada grades: Pack gets a workout after long layoff

It was the perfect game for a Pack team that was just looking to work up a sweat.

Assistant U.S. attorney named to Nevada state court

Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez retired in September after 17 years on the bench.

Chamber gets grant to promote Dayton, Mound House

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a $17,653 rural marketing grant.

Kate Johnson: Using the old to ring in the new (recipe)

A favorite post-holiday dinner is Pho with fresh spring rolls.

Rain/snow mix expected to last until 10 a.m.; state workers on 2-hour delay

Nevada state employees in Carson City, Washoe County and Douglas County are on two-hour delay this morning. Gov. Steve Sisolak made the announcement and an email was sent to state employees at 6 a.m.

States volunteer to take more cuts in Colorado River water

Pact requires states to cut 500,000 acre-feet in 2022 and 2023.

Improper turn nets fugitive from justice, Carson City sheriff says

Crime reports from the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Wednesday, December 15

Robert Rupp: Shoulder pain and rotator cuff injuries

Shoulder pain is often related to rotator cuff injuries.

Joe Santoro: Ken Wilson and the return of Chris Ault

Doug Knuth and Chris Ault hired the anti-Jay Norvell.

Senator wrestlers return to action

Squad ‘rebooting’ after a year away from the mat

Carson High wrestling has an early look at the team after two meets so far this season.

Las Vegas will host 2024 Super Bowl

Game was supposed to be in New Orleans but the date conflicts with Mardi Gras.

Judge dismisses Fernley's lawsuit over leaking canal repairs

The $148 million project includes lining parts of the Truckee Canal with concrete to make it safer.

Vegas welcomes a new name: Harry Reid International Airport

The airport's Federal Aviation Administration designator remains LAS.

Two Fallon residents die when twin-propeller Piper descended rapidly

NTSB investigates cause of plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to release a preliminary report later this month on the initial cause of a fiery small plane crash that killed two Fallon residents after takeoff from a Medford, Ore., airport.

Carson City family decks the halls with thousands of lights

The Stinson family has strung up their house and tree with thousands of Christmas lights.

Past Pages for December 15 to 17, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Churchill County’s Democrat chair dies in crash

NSP investigating incident that occurred on U.S. 50 earlier this month

Friends are mourning the death of the chairman of the Churchill County Democrats, who died in a single-car crash on Dec. 3 on U.S. Highway 50 west of Silver Springs.

NAS Fallon expansion plans on hold

BLM said public access will continue under present rules

The Bureau of Land Management held a briefing and question and answer session Thursday telling Nevadans that plans to expand the Naval Air Station Fallon are on hold.

Upcoming county/school district meetings

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


Wreaths Across America, one of the largest veterans events in Northern Nevada, will be conducted nationwide on Saturday Locally, the event draws thousands of friends and family members who place wreaths at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, hundreds more at city or regional cemeteries.

Bighorn Bulletin

Oasis Academy’s open enrollment period for the 2022-223 school year for grades kindergarten-12th is now through Feb. 24. The lottery for kindergarten and any other grades with known vacancies will be conducted on Feb. 25, at 9 a.m.

Parent-guardian survey grades 7-12

The Nevada Department of Education is currently determining how federal funds can be used to increase student access to advanced courses, especially in rural areas. This is your opportunity to have a voice in determining how federal funds can be used to increase student access to advanced courses, especially in rural areas.

Me and Ow are sleeping beauties

Me and Ow here. Watson has taken a vacation and asked us to write about cats, because it is National Cat Lovers’ Month.

The Nevada Traveler: Eastern California’s Alabama Hills offers incredible scenery and plenty of Hollywood history

At Alabama Hills, you can walk in the footsteps of John Wayne, Robert Downey, Jr., Kevin Bacon, Clint Eastwood, Roy Rogers and dozens of other film and TV stars.

Wave basketball wins pair against 3A West foes

The Greenwave basketball teams saw mixed results after jumping back into Northern 3A play last week. The Lady Wave won two-of-three against 3A West foes with the lone loss coming to the defending state champion, Truckee.

Oasis Academy sweeps enCompass in home opener

In its first home game of the season, the Oasis Academy boys basketball team had no issues dispatching enCompass Academy (Reno), 59-19, last Wednesday at the city-county gym.

TRIC developers detail plans for Lyon County project

Lance Gilman and Don Roger Norman, developers of Tahoe Reno Industrial Center in Storey County, are now eying their next big project, a similar but smaller development in Lyon County at Fernley dubbed, simply, “TRI II.”

Tuesday, December 14

Salvation Army: Red kettle donations down as season nears end

The Salvation Army way behind in fundraising, according to a news release.

Trina Machacek: Magic lists: Everyone needs one

It seems that some sort of shopping is a daily occurrence.

Hard Rock International buying The Mirage in Vegas

Hard Rock, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, plans to build a guitar-shaped hotel.

Southern Nevada officials confirm state's first omicron case

The woman in her mid-20s is fully vaccinated but has not received a booster.

New storm headed for Carson City on Wednesday

Valleys could see up to an additional 2 inches of snow.

1 year since first COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Nevada

Dec. 14 marks the anniversary when the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrived.

O.J. Simpson 'completely free man' as parole ends

Simpson was granted good behavior credits and discharged from parole.

Pack Notebook: New coach not the same as the old coach

Wilson promised to not complain about a lack of resources or facilities.

Western Nevada College food pantry marks first year

Wildcat Reserve has been providing students with the opportunity to access food items and overcome food insecurity.

PVC mining markers killing birds in Nevada

Plastic pipes sticking upright in the ground tend to attract cavity nesters.

Two-hour delay for Carson City Schools today

All Carson City School District schools will observe a delayed 2-hour schedule Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021.

Carson City Rotary gives $4,000 to STEM program

Each school year the Rotary Club of Carson City awards one grant of $4,000.

Monday, December 13

Carson City restaurant owner gains skills at Western Nevada

Also: Winter session classes start on Dec. 20 and Jan. 3.

Mountain West Rankings: Colorado State ‘somehow’ beats Mississippi State

Colorado State is the only undefeated team in the Mountain West.

Sisolak announces effort to vaccinate ages 5 to 11 in Nevada

“Protect Nevada’s Future” will offer Pfizer’s vaccine for ages 5 to 11.

TOCCATA to present Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in Carson City

The event will be held in the Brewery Art Center’s Performance Hall.

Jim Valentine: What is a real estate listing?

Like a good lawyer or doctor, a good realtor is “worth his weight in gold!”

Carson City Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue is recruiting

CCSSAR is responsible for 153 square miles of varied wilderness and urban terrain.

Carson City Sheriff's Office busts theft ring

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has made two arrests related to an extensive theft and stolen property ring.

Carson City supervisors will consider election map changes

They will also discuss changes to the Carson City Municipal Code ward boundary laws.

Sunday, December 12

Jim Hartman: Will Roe go?

A decision in Dobbs is expected next June.

State: 9 companies get $12 million in tax breaks, will invest $145 million

Plan to create 469 new jobs in the next two years.

Carson City under winter storm warning through Tuesday morning

Carson City could see 2 to 6 inches of snow

Nevada researcher studying gut microbiomes in hopes of improving health

Researcher studying how the trillions of bacteria, fungi and other microbes in the digestive tract affect health.

Carson City school board eyes redistricting, amended budget

Trustees will consider changing the boundaries of the district’s election areas.

Kelly Bullis: Inflation strategies – Part 1 individuals

Inflation makes your cash worth less every day.

Faith & Insight: Peace amidst chaos

We are in the midst of a six-week holiday season.

Slaughterhouse returns to Carson City Planning Commission

The Planning Commission will meet Wednesday to review Carson Valley Meats’ application.

Deputies use the stun gun, Carson City sheriff says

Crime reports from the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Saturday, December 11

Guy Farmer: Over-hyping the omicron variant

Get vaccinated, wear a mask when you go out and get on with your life.

Carson City road report for December 13 - 19, 2021

Carson City road report for December 13 - 19, 2021

Strong wind advisory issued for Carson City, region

Starting at 2 a.m. Sunday and continuing through 10 p.m. Sunday.

Michelle Palmer: Everybody loves a good green bean (recipe)

Green beans are the most popular edible pod bean in the U.S.

Bus stop: Carson schools driver retires after 41 years

Jill Sarge has transported special needs students for many of her 41 years.

Marilyn Foster: My vagabond shoes are longing to go to New York

Carson City Chamber trips through Collette Vacations or Mayflower Tours have never disappointed.

Past Pages for December 11 to 14, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

NWS: ‘Major’ storm bringing mix to Carson City; Sierra travel warning issued

Snow levels during the storm are forecast to move between 4,500 feet and 6,000 feet.

Friday, December 10

Fourth quarter outburst propels Tigers past Cavemen

A 30-point fourth quarter was just what the doctor ordered for the Douglas High boys basketball team Friday night.

Tigers silence Grants Pass in second half

Douglas High girls basketball allowed just 10 points in the final 16 minutes against Grants Pass Friday evening.

PGA Tour honors Carson City FISH

The Professional Golf Association Tour has named Carson City FISH runner-up for 2021 Charity of the Year.

Boshard takes over at helm of Carson High football

Carson High School football announced it has a new head coach Friday, Ryan Boshard.

Senator Square: It’s a wonderful life at Carson High

News and notes from Carson High School.

Carson tribal member sentenced for killing son

Steven Bryan was sentenced to 70 months in prison.

Reno interfaith coalition urges Louis Vuitton to shed fur items

"Louis Vuitton should explore new boundaries of fur-free creative design ..."

Nevada names Ken Wilson football head coach

Nevada played in 11 bowl games while Wilson was an assistant.

Court hearing held in Fernley canal fight

Fernley says eliminating seepage will cause the local aquifer to drop.

Nevada lawmakers OK spending millions in pandemic funds

Legislative Interim Finance Committee votes to spend more than a quarter billion dollars.

BLM: NAS Fallon expansion plans on hold.

Navy, BLM propose 4-year extension of existing land withdrawals.

Thursday, December 9

Dayton High student wins Entrepreneurial Spirit Essay contest

Lucas Buchanan, a senior at Dayton High, won first place.

9 COVID-19 deaths in Quad Counties Dec. 2-8

Three deaths were in Lyon County and two each in Carson City, Douglas and Storey counties.

Man wanted in September Carson City shooting arrested in California

Antonio Scott was arrested on a felony warrant.

Fires, injuries reported at state prison near Las Vegas

Spokeswoman denied reports characterizing the incident as a "riot."

Father, son suspected of starting Caldor Fire at Tahoe

David Scott Smith and his son, Travis Shane Smith, are accused of reckless arson.

Recovery yields more tax revenue than anticipated in Nevada

Nevada has collected 34% more in tax revenue than forecasted last year.

Nevada jury: Health insurers owe ER doctors $60M in damages

Sierra Health and Life Insurance Co., and Health Plan of Nevada Inc. ordered to pay.

Nevada traffic fatalities surpass 2020 total as of end of November

The news was bad in Carson City as well with six deaths so far.

Wednesday, December 8

Get a dose of protection this National Influenza Vaccination Week

Getting a flu shot is easy and convenient while you are out and about.

Joe Santoro: Take the money and run, Jay

The Nevada football program is a desolated, bleak and barren mess.

Reno man gets almost 3 years for selling fentanyl-laced pills

Octavio Mendoza was sentenced to 34 months in federal prison.

Carson City sheriff seeks ID in Burger King hit and run

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office investigation division is asking for information in a hit and run that occurred Nov. 6.

Student denied emergency relief in Nevada vaccination suit

Judge: 18-year-old failed to establish a fundamental constitutional right to refuse vaccination.

Carson City nonprofit hosts silent auction supporting mental health

National Alliance on Mental Illness has gathered some unique donations for its silent auction Saturday.

Past Pages for December 8 to 10, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

A date which will live in infamy

Ceremonies mark the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

Every December, Americans commemorate the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and other Hawaiian military installations that killed 2,388 service members and civilians and plunged the nation into World War II.

80 years later: War in the Pacific

Doris Howard volunteered as an Army nurse after Pearl Harbor attack

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 80 years ago plunged the United States into a war on two fronts. On the following day, Dec. 8, 1942, Congress declared war on Japan.

Nevada high court asked to revive school funding lawsuit

Justices were asked to overrule a ruling the debate belongs in the Legislature.

David C. Henley: The astonishing battleship USS Nevada

Commemorations were held across the nation Tuesday to memorialize the 80th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese air attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, and I am devoting my column today to the astonishing 32-year history of the battleship USS Nevada, which was heavily damaged during the attack as well as new information about the discovery of the underwater wreck of the ship off the southwest coast of Hawaii.

Holiday events

Dec. 12 — David John and the Comstock Cowboys, 6 p.m. at Barkley Theatre/Oats Park Art Center. Tickets $5. Available at Fallon City Hall from Dec. 3-10.

Convoy of Lights shines brightly

High Desert Grange and Toys for Tots partnered to bring to Churchill County the second annual Christmas Convoy of Lights.

Fallon’s Blue Light Special

First responders collect food for the community

Every year on the first Sunday of December, Fallon’s version of the “Blue Light Special” is a win-win for both the community and first-responders who serve Churchill County.

South Tahoe tops Fallon boys in season opener

Wave finishes 3-1 in Mineral County tournament

Longtime prep basketball coach Tom Maurer was happy to roam courtside Wednesday after an absence from pacing the sidelines.

Fallon girls pulls away late to beat South Tahoe

Lady Wave wins 3 in weekend tournament

Like two boxers who retreated to their corners for most of the match, the visiting South Lake Tahoe Vikings and Fallon Greenwave girls’ teams sized each other up for three quarters in their Northern 3A crossover basketball game Wednesday.

Fallon hosts Earl Wilkens tournament

The Greenwave wrestling team hit the mat for the first time in two years after the coronavirus pandemic cancelled last season. Fallon hosted the Earl Wilkens Memorial Tournament at the Elmo Dericco Gymnasium on Saturday. Senior Lucas Prinz (pictured) is one of three seniors competing in their final season with Fallon, which travels to Winnemucca this weekend for a two-day tournament.

Oasis Academy opens season with 2 wins

The Oasis Academy boys basketball team opened the season splitting four games. The Bighorns lost to Sierra Lutheran, 64-57, last Tuesday in Carson City before falling to Manogue’s junior varsity team, 65-20, on Thursday to open a Reno tournament.

Tuesday, December 7

Mustangs escape with OT win over Douglas

It took an extra four minutes of action to determine a winner between Douglas and Damonte Ranch boys basketball Tuesday.

Douglas' defense takes care of Damonte Ranch

Douglas High girls basketball needed only a couple minutes to get rolling against Damonte Ranch Tuesday night.

Letters to the editor for December 4, 2021

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal.

Silver Saddle Ranch hosting Homestead Holidays this weekend

Residents are invited to swing by for an old fashioned, country-style Christmas.

Masks required indoors for all Nevada counties except Esmeralda

All other counties are listed as high risk for transmission of the virus except Lincoln.

Carson City man faces child pornography charges

If convicted on all counts, he could be sentenced to up to 51 years in prison.

Notebook: Norvell’s jump rare, but it has happened

Jay Norvell is headed where few former Wolf Pack football head coaches have ventured

Fallon man dies in Silver Springs wreck

Larry Jackson, a 73-year-old Fallon resident, was declared deceased on the scene.

Californian sentenced in Dayton depot arson

Kurt Robert Selzer, 64, was sentenced to 30 to 81 months in Nevada State Prison.

NWS: Mix of rain and snow headed for Carson City

Carson City predicted to see mix of rain and snow.

Carson Valley Meats hosts forum on slaughterhouse Wednesday

The open house will be held at Adams Hub for Innovation from 5-7 p.m.

Nevada to receive $71 million in water infrastructure funding

Nevada will receive $71.6 million in 2022 through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for water infrastructure repairs and upgrades.

Broadband access remains an issue in remote parts of Nevada

The pandemic has laid bare the importance of having a high-speed internet connection

Monday, December 6

Trina Machacek: Clocking in

Fixing things around the house is a never-ending journey.

Mountain West still has 2 unbeaten teams

The Rams are 9-0 this season after starting 17-4 and finishing 20-8 last season.

Two Fallon residents die in Oregon plane crash

Two prominent Fallon residents died Sunday evening after a plane crash in Medford, Ore. Donald Sefton, owner of the plane and owner of Systems Consultants in Fallon, and Valerie Serpa, executive director of the Churchill Arts Council, died in the crash according to reporter.

Carson City youth strings, children’s choir in concert Thursday

After-school programs of the Carson City Symphony Association will present "LatinXpressions III" on Thursday.

Colorado State hires Nevada's Jay Norvell

Norvell will take over for Steve Addazio, who was fired

Carole Vilardo, longtime Nevada Taxpayers Association director, dies

Carole Vilardo, the longtime head of the Nevada Taxpayers Association, died Monday.

Information sought on armed robbery of Carson City gas station

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in identifying the subject involved in an armed robbery.

Carson City school hosts ESL family ‘Posada’ on Dec. 10

The outdoor event, open to all Mark Twain students and families, is part of the iCan initiative.

Carson City FISH ‘riding the waves’ in transitional housing project

Residents of the units will be participants in FISH’s Fast Forward 4 Families program.

Sunday, December 5

Jim Hartman: Biden’s illegal vaccine mandate

The Constitution gives states, not the federal government, the police power to regulate individual behavior to protect public health and safety, the court affirmed.

Carson schools announce winners in American Citizen essay contest

Each winner was recognized at the school board meeting Nov. 23.

Piper’s Opera House hosts ‘A Comstock Christmas Carol’

Shows take place Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.

K-9 Tico retires from Carson City Sheriff’s Office

With Tico’s retirement, the Carson City Canine Unit welcomes K-9 Cash.

Jim Valentine: Are prices dropping?

We have been seeing downward adjustments in asking prices.

Faith & Insight: Advent is the name of that moment

The extraordinary thing that is about to happen is matched only by the extraordinary moment just before it happens.

New Tahoe Forest Service supervisor has local roots

Erick Walker recently transferred from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Washington.

Carson City birth announcements for Nov. 19 - 23, 2021

Carson City birth announcements for Nov. 19-23, 2021

Saturday, December 4

Guy Farmer: Old folks rule in Washington, D.C.

Is octogenarian control of government good or bad?

Carson City road report for December 6 - 12, 2021

Carson City road report for December 6-12, 2021

David Theiss: Candied bacon: A simple pleasure (recipe)

Our problems today are minuscule by comparison to 1941.

Changes to Holiday with a Hero will still keep program’s goals intact

A Holiday with a Hero benefit will be held Saturday 5-10 p.m. at the Adams Hub.

Past Pages for December 4 to 7, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Carson City development Cross Creek has homes for sale

Homes are now for sale in the Lompa Ranch master planned community.

Roger Diez: Sir Frank Williams was a true pioneer

Formula 1 is down to the final two races of the season

Couch cushion in the oven and other Carson sheriff crime reports

Crime reports from the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Friday, December 3

Senator Square: Principal Chambers encourages Carson High School students

Principal Bob Chambers is a wanted administrator. Wanted, what does this mean? Is he wanted by the police, nope. Is he wanted by the CIA or FBI, uh uh. Chambers is wanted…by the students.

Carson City gets merry and bright at Silver and Snowflakes

Carson City lit up the Capitol Grounds Friday night at the annual Silver and Snowflakes. Ronni Hannaman, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, officiated the event and said that it was wonderful to hold the Christmas tree lighting in-person after a virtual 2020.

Winnemucca man accused of assaulting officers at Capitol riot

Josiah Kenyon will remain jailed without bail until he's transported to Washington to face the charges.

Nevada board may revoke pot license in unpaid tax complaint

A marijuana cultivator and producer in Northern Nevada could lose its licenses.

Sisolak pledges help to right the immoral wrongs at Stewart Indian School

“On behalf of the state, I want to make an apology."

Nevada Health Link enrolls 17,400 in first month

Open enrollment period for the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange runs through Jan. 15.

Greater Nevada donates $1,000 to Carson schools

Money will support student learning.

Reno company opens Kentucky plant, plans to employ 75

SendCutSend started in 2019 and is based in Reno.

Local cemeteries prepare for Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is conducted around the world Dec. 18.

Carson school board OKs Family Life committee members

“We don’t get a lot of interest in these positions, but I agree it would be great to have new people, but we’re just not seeing those interested folks."

Unvaccinated Nevada state workers to pay insurance surcharge

Nevada will be the first state to charge state workers enrolled in public employee health insurance plans a surcharge if they aren't vaccinated.

Thursday, December 2

Carson, Storey, Douglas, Lyon report COVID-19 deaths

Four deaths were reported in Carson City, three in Lyon County, two in Douglas County and one in Storey County.

Carson City 13th in health outcomes among Nevada counties

2017-19, life expectancy in Carson City was 3.7 years below the state average

Nevada health officials say it will take time to analyze omicron variant

“It will take weeks to months to find out exactly what the traits of this virus are."

South Tahoe tops Fallon boys in season opener

The Vikings were ready to play in a solid win over the defending 3A champs.

Fallon girls pulls away late to beat South Tahoe

Fallon delivered a knockout blow in the fourth quarter by breaking open a one-point game for a 44-31 win.

Nevada Supreme Court: Can’t sue gun makers over Las Vegas massacre

Justices rule the state’s immunity law prohibits suing gun makers and sellers over Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Smith Valley’s Titus running for Senate District 17

That district includes several western and Northern Nevada counties.

Nevada jury says health insurer undercut ER reimbursements

Lawsuit claimed United Healthcare manipulated reimbursement rates paid to hospitals in Fallon, Elko and Las Vegas.

Western Nevada College Gem, Mineral and Fossil sale is Friday

The Geology Club fundraiser runs from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday.

Capital City Community Band presents ‘In A Holiday Spirit’ concert

The Capital City Community Band will perform at 3 p.m. Dec. 5

New art classes for all ages at Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center start Friday

The Brewery Arts Center is adding classes to its growing catalog of opportunities.

Carson Tahoe Health launches fundraiser for ‘Your Caregivers’ Calm’

The Calm app will help caregivers care for themselves and their families.

Gregory Burkard: 5 ways to cope with an aching back

Help move the healing process along with these tactics.

State standards: Carson teacher effectiveness rated 98% or higher

96 teachers received a score of “highly effective."

Wednesday, December 1

Samantha Swanson: The pandemic’s effect on mental health

We must collectively show them that we are all in this together.

Nevada bracing for inevitable arrival of first omicron case

No cases of the COVID-19 variant have been confirmed so far in Nevada

Joe Santoro: Pack’s star trio should sit out bowl game

It makes absolutely no sense for Carson Strong, Romeo Doubs and Cole Turner to play in a bowl game.

Sisolak order allows children under 12 to attend large events

The order says those children will still have to wear a mask if they are unvaccinated.

Wild Horse Children’s Theater returns to Carson City stage

Performances are at the Brewery Arts Center on Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12.

Carson City awarded $9.3 million federal 'RAISE' grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Carson City a $9.3 million grant for the East William Street Complete Streets Project.

Silver & Snowflakes: Carson’s Fifth Graders to sing holiday tunes

As they have since 1988, Carson’s fifth graders take center stage annually in front of the Nevada State Capitol to usher in the holiday season at the Silver and Snowflakes Festival of Lights.

Past Pages for December 1 to 3, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal

Tree lighting kicks off Yuletide season

A longtime Churchill County native who grew up on the family farm in the Soda Lake area and then saw much of the West as a military spouse is this year’s honoree to light the city’s Christmas tree.

Navy pins its newest chiefs

Nine sailors learn of camaraderie and importance of leadership

Fate and timeliness tied the past with the present when nine future chief petty officers from Naval Air Station Fallon were recently pinned during a 90-minute ceremony at Hangar 7.

Jeanette Strong: Coming to a library near you

“Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book,” President Dwight Eisenhower, June 14, 1953.

Tom Riggins: Strong men

“Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.” That quote is found in G. Michael Hopf’s post-apocalyptic novel “Those Who Remain.” Of course, the term “men” is used as a generic term to include both men and women. No sexism intended.

High Desert Grange awards quilts of valor

Presentation made at the Elko Club Veterans Day luncheon

Many people wonder what Quilts of Valor is all about. In 2003, the Quilts of Valor Foundation began with a dream. Founder Catherine Roberts’ son Nat was deployed in Iraq. According to Catherine, “The dream was as vivid as real life.”

Pack Provisions fundraising drive helps student success

University of Nevada, Reno seeks donations for student food insecurity

At the University of Nevada, Reno, one in four students reported experiencing food insecurity, according to a 2020 Civic Engagement survey of all students done by the center for student engagement.

Watson’s favorite pill is a soft pillow

Watson here, and I recently started taking pills for my arthritis. OK, these pills taste bitter and leave a nasty aftertaste in my mouth. So, what do I do? I spit them out. If you remember how sensitive a dog’s nose is you know that I can smell a pill miles away.

Legion dishes out Thanksgiving meals

Veterans, community volunteers deliver dinners to area’s senior citizens

Before the sun peeked over the Stillwater Range east of Fallon, Lance McNeil and his volunteers at American Legion Post 16 were busily preparing food for Thanksgiving.

Commissioners meet Thursday morning

Churchill County Commissioners meet Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administrative Building, Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor St.

County’s vaccine, testing schedule for December

Churchill County continues to offer COVID vaccine and testing opportunities in December to anyone aged 5 years and older.

SYFL Champions crowned

Two of the Fallon Youth Football League teams won the SYFL (Sierra Youth Football League) title last month at McQueen High School after the 2020 season was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Defending state champs return to floor after canceled season

Fallon returns 1 varsity player from 2020 team

The last time Chelle Dalager’s cagers stepped on the floor, Elijah Jackson sunk a buzzer-beater to lift Fallon over Elko, again, for the state championship at Lawlor Events Center.

8 seniors lead Lady Wave hoops into new season

Fallon opens with South Tahoe, Hawthorne tournament

The girls were getting used to the new system just in time for the playoffs before an early exit in the regional tournament. Kevin Wickware was excited to see what the incoming senior group could do with a year under its belt. But then the pandemic happened and canceled the 2020-21 basketball season.

Wave grapplers open season with annual Earl Wilkens tournament

A state champ was crowned the last time Fallon hit the mat almost 18 months ago. After the pandemic canceled the 2020-21 season, the Greenwave wrestling team is back as it opens the season Saturday with the annual Earl Wilkens Memorial Tournament.

Nevada casinos top $1B win for 8th straight month

Clark County casinos alone recorded a billion dollars in winnings.

Get Healthy Carson City: World AIDS Day 2021

The world is entering the fifth decade of the AIDS epidemic.