Stories for February 2021


Sunday, February 28

Jaak Daemen: Time to reduce dependence on imported minerals

Although the need for minerals is growing rapidly, and U.S. mineral import reliance has reached alarming levels, little has been done to reorient mining policy. Warnings that shortages and sharply higher costs for mineral resources lie ahead show up everywhere.

Kate Johnson: Homemade bagels: crispy, chewy and delicious (recipe)

This recipe is adapted from a Serious Eats recipe where I was introduced to a Japanese method of making bread that uses what is called a “yukone.”

Jim Valentine: Real estate today

High prices is a fact of life at this time. Multiple offers are something that must be dealt with. How you compete with other offers is an art form that your agent must have experience with to make you competitive.

Faith & Insight: Great expectations or great hope?

Most often our expectations are predetermined with a fixed outcome, usually based on, even limited to, what we know or have experienced. A defined outcome. Holding onto them can overwhelm us, influence our behavior and attitudes and alter how we see and respond.

Tiny bubbles aid new push to kill invasive weeds at Tahoe

Researchers at Lake Tahoe are using tiny bubbles to combat the spread of invasive weeds that rob the alpine lake of its clarity.

Saturday, February 27

Carson City birth announcements for January 28 to February 18, 2021

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center birth announcements for January 28 to February 18, 2021

Letters to the Editor for February 27, 2021

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal

Guy Farmer: A Republican civil war

Republicans are trying to figure out how to save their party from open warfare between moderates, represented by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and the far right, represented by former President Donald Trump.

Carson City Road Report for March 1-7

Road Report as of Feb. 25. The following applies to March 1-7:

Nevada State Boys and Girls Clubs Youth of the Year winners named

The annual competition that gives youth around the state a chance to demonstrate their public speaking skills and develop leadership and self-confidence moved to a virtual format this year due to the pandemic.

Douglas girl’s soccer reaches ‘go time’

Head coach Andrew Robles expects the Tigers to be in the thick of things once again

Douglas High girls soccer can't return to state this year with a limited schedule, but the Tigers can still compete for Northern Nevada bragging rights this season.

JoAnne Skelly: The vagaries of spring

I look forward to spring. The first nubs of bulbs poking up last week elated me since it is the middle of winter. And then, oh no! I’m slapped in the face with the realities of spring I would rather not confront.

DeBug Computers: How to donate safely online

Donating online can be a safe and convenient avenue to achieve that goal. But donors should also be wary of scams and cybercriminals looking to take advantage of altruistic individuals.

Past Pages for February 27 to March 2, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal

Regular continued unemployment claims drop in Nevada

Continued claims for regular unemployment benefits declined 7.3 percent in the week ended Feb. 20, a decrease of 5,676 to 71,634 claims.

Roger Diez: First-time Cup winner for the second time

Like the previous week’s Daytona 500, a first-time Cup winner stood in victory circle as Christopher Bell took his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to the checkered flags

Friday, February 26

11 new COVID-19 cases in Quad County area on Friday

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 11 new cases and 46 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Nevada's new daily virus case average lowest since Sept. 16

The average number of new daily cases reported in Nevada over the past two weeks has fallen to its lowest level since mid-September and dropped by nearly 90% since a peak of more than 2,700 a day in mid-December.

Senator Square: NJROTC student cadets conduct virtual unit inspection

All Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp programs are required to be inspected by the Area Manager

Carson City Rotarians to learn about CASI Programs

Carson Animal Services Initiative founder and chair Lisa Schuette will be the guest speaker at the next Rotary Club of Carson City meeting.

Nevada Wolf Pack returns to action Friday at Utah State

The Nevada men’s basketball team (14-7, 9-5 MW) plays its first game in nearly three weeks when it takes the floor Friday in the series opener at Utah State’s Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, Utah.

Nevada Wolf Pack baseball hosts UNLV on Saturday, Sunday

The Nevada baseball team is looking to carry momentum from its opening weekend as it will open Mountain West play against in-state rival UNLV.

Wolf Pack women’s basketball completes sweep of Utah State

The Nevada women’s basketball team claimed a 73-60 win Thursday night over Utah State to complete the two-game regular season sweep.

Push to reopen Legislature grows as staff offered vaccines

People who work in the Nevada Legislature were offered access to their first rounds of coronavirus vaccines on Thursday, almost one month into the 2021 legislative session.

Sports books buoy northern and small market win in January

Fueled in part by an extra week of football action, Nevada sports books recorded their fourth-highest win of all time in January.

Thursday, February 25

Carson High junior third at American Legion speech contest

Ryan Soulier a junior at Carson High School placed third in the State American Legion High School U.S. Constitutional Speech Contest, at Western Nevada College on Feb. 20.

Letters to the Editor for February 24, 2021

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal for Feb. 24, 2021

35 COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday; vaccinations for 65 and older start March 1

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 35 new cases and 49 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Carson City seeks input on the draft 2021-25 strategic plan

Carson City is updating the city’s strategic plan which includes the vision, mission and goals that drive the work of the Board of Supervisors and the city manager for the next five years.

Las Vegas schools announce phased return to classrooms

All Las Vegas-area middle and high school students can return to classrooms for hybrid in-person instruction in phases rolled out after the youngest pupils go back to campuses next week, school administrators said Wednesday.

Carson City superintendent ‘confident’ in return to school this fall

The Carson City School District soon will mark a year of operating under a pandemic that changed daily school operations and academic growth in ways no one expected, Superintendent Richard Stokes reported in his State of the District message Tuesday, but he remains “confident we will be back in school this fall.”

Joe Santoro: Can Nevada Wolf Pack return to form?

The Mountain West men’s basketball season, it appears, will come down to a five-way cage match between the Nevada Wolf Pack, Boise State Broncos, San Diego State Aztecs, Colorado State Rams and Utah State Aggies.

Nevada's Cortez Masto makes reelection bid official in video

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto released a video Wednesday announcing that she's seeking reelection in 2022.

FAA switching to new air traffic patterns in Las Vegas area

New air traffic patterns are going into effect in Southern Nevada as part of a switch to satellite navigational guides in what the Federal Aviation Administration calls its "NextGen" modernization to improve efficiency and safety.

Wednesday, February 24

Dennis Cassinelli: Memories of things around Elko

Elko is known for gold mining in the areas around Carlin where millions in gold have been recovered.

Bill would expand and increase penalties for deceptive trade and scam calls

Attorney General Aaron Ford is asking lawmakers to make price gouging a crime during a state of emergency or disaster declaration.

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

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

Get Healthy Carson City: Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Can you spy an eating disorder?

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), almost 1 in every 10 people in the U.S. suffer from an eating disorder.

Nevada virus positivity rate drops to level seen in October

Reports of new coronavirus cases in Nevada continued to decline Wednesday, with the state's two-week rolling rate of tests coming back positive dropping to a level not seen since late October.

Edgewood Tahoe to host US Open qualifier

The Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course will be hosting a 2021 US Open qualifier May 10.

Faculty representatives say university budget cuts extremely damaging

Faculty representatives told legislative money committees Wednesday that the 12 percent budget cuts imposed by Gov. Steve Sisolak are extremely damaging to their ability to provide students a quality education.

A seasonless senior send-off

Carson High head coach Nick Redwine watches his first four-year class graduate without a final season

Carson High wrestling went without a season this fall due to the ongoing pandemic. Head coach Nick Redwine raved about each one of his seniors in that will graduate as Redwine's first four-year class.

Dirty driving: How Nevada could close 'classic' car loophole

Classic vehicle license plates issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles allow vehicle owners to bypass annual smog checks required in Clark and Washoe counties.

Churchill County poised for future development

Area faces potential housing shortage as more people flock to the Lahontan Valley

Despite a year of restrictions implemented because of the coronavirus, Churchill County now seems poised to move forward with economic development.

4-H Youth Development Program connects STEM to shooting sports

Aiming to connect STEM principles with shooting sports, Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program has launched a virtual workshop series that teaches youth about physics through disciplines such as archery, air pistol, muzzleloader, shotgun and rifle.

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.

Photo captures judge’s interest

Fallon photographer Mike Herb’s image of downtown Fallon at Christmas caught the eye of District Court Judge Tom Stockard the moment he saw it.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office focusing on pedestrian safety

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with other law enforcement agencies statewide focusing on pedestrian safety through March 8.

Climate change and suppression tactics are critical factors increasing fires

Integrated research approach shows wildfire solutions must be specific

The millions of people affected by 2020’s record-breaking and deadly fires can attest to the fact that wildfire hazards are increasing across western North America.

Jeanette Strong: The weird worship of one dude

“It's because I still believe, as you used to, that politics isn't about the weird worship of one dude.” Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Meet the Press, Feb. 7

Tom Riggins: Getting our country back

In any industry there are a rare few who make lasting contributions. In broadcast radio, one would be Paul Harvey with his memorable voice and iconic greeting and signoff.

The truth about licking revealed

Watson here, and just to let you know licking is part of our daily routine around here. I do some grooming, and licking is more just than grooming. Yes, licking serves many purposes, but obsessive licking may indicate problems.

What secrets lie inside Nevada’s Hidden Cave?

Tucked into a hillside — you don’t see it until you’re practically standing on top of it — it’s easy to see how Hidden Cave got its name.

Auto insurers sued in Nevada over rates in pandemic

Class action lawsuits were filed in Nevada against 10 major auto insurance companies on Tuesday, contending that the companies charged excessive insurance premiums during the pandemic by failing to account for a drop in driving and crashes.

WNC News and Notes Fallon: Nursing students assist with COVID vaccinations in Churchill County

In an effort to support the community and gain invaluable experience, Western Nevada College’s nursing students are seizing the opportunity to assist in vaccinating residents at the Churchill County Fairgrounds as Churchill County rolls out its COVID-19 vaccinations.

HSLL appealing to state to reclassify lacrosse amid youth sports update

Club full-contact sports not allowed per governor

When the state lifted full-contact sports from the “no-play” list last week, it left out one high school sport that’s been growing.

Past Pages for February 24 to 26, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

State lifts football from ‘no-play’ list

Practice begins for Wave, all fall sports

The taste of losing to their cross-valley rival in the 2019 state championship is something Brooke Hill and his football team want to get rid of in a hurry.

Nevada Republicans introduce bill to raise penalties for crime during a riot

A dozen Senate and Assembly Republicans joined forces Tuesday to introduce legislation that would sharply increase the penalties for crimes committed during a riot.

Tuesday, February 23

Carson City students celebrate 10 years of Digital Learning Days

In celebration of National Digital Learning Day Thursday, students throughout the Carson City School District are showcasing their 21st century skills and advocating for the state’s continued support of technology in schools across the state.

26 new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday in Quad County area

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 26 new cases and 16 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Western Nevada College News: 50-year anniversary spotlight on Arrigottis

Combined, Richard and Stephanie Arrigotti have been full-time professors at Western Nevada College for 82 years and they have collectively represented the college for 92 years.

Tahoe ski resort faces lawsuits after avalanche killed skier

The widow and a friend of a skier killed in an avalanche at a Lake Tahoe ski resort last year have filed separate lawsuits accusing the resort of negligently rushing to open the slopes in unsafe conditions for a holiday weekend that's typically one of the season's busiest.

Nevada's Cortez Masto introduces bill promoting apprenticeships

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., has reintroduced her legislation from the last Congress that will promote education and training for workers in in-demand industries.

‘I’m sorry, we have no room’: Due in part to COVID-19, area funeral homes see big-time revenue increases

Nationwide, mortuaries have been continuously overwhelmed as the U.S. nears a grim tally of 475,000 COVID-19 deaths.

Monday, February 22

Jim Hartman: Needed: Civics in our schools

Knowing the fundamentals of our history and government is essential to being an informed and effective citizen. Yet, few Americans today know the basics about their country — its history and how its government works.

JoAnne Skelly: Prune for tree health, please

To prune properly, stand back and evaluate the form of the tree. Remove branches that are crossing, rubbing, damaged, aiming toward the center of the tree, or dead.

New daily virus cases continue to drop in Nevada, as does positivity

The positivity rate for virus tests and the average number of new cases continue to decline in Nevada.

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

The weekend numbers and today’s numbers bring the total number of cases to 11,116, with 8,803 recoveries and 207 deaths; 2,106 cases remain active.

Nevada Senate passes bill to form 'dark sky places' program

Nevada's state Senate took a step toward ensuring stargazers will continue to enjoy picture-perfect constellations on Monday, passing a bill to recognize "dark sky places" with unobstructed views of galaxies hundreds of thousands of light years away.

Lawmakers question success of Nevada's Graduate Medical Education program

Lawmakers Monday said they need a lot more information to decide whether the state’s Graduate Medical Education program is working.

Carson City artist wins Best of Theme Award

Coleen Reynolds, an artist and resident of Carson City won the Best of Theme award in the extraordinarily competitive February 2021 Member’s exhibition “New Beginnings” held virtually in February.

Churchill County announces next dates for COVID vaccines

Churchill County’s next date for eligible groups to receive the free COVID vaccine will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the county fairgrounds.

Carson City HHS gets vaccine shipment, reschedules events

Carson City Health and Human Services has received its shipment of COVID-19 vaccine and the dates for the previously rescheduled COVID-19 vaccination events have been set, according to a news release.

Mountain West rankings: No. 1 San Diego State ‘wired hard’

The Aztecs whipped the Bulldogs 67-53 last Thursday and 75-57 on Saturday on the road to move into the top spot in this week’s Nevada Appeal Mountain West men’s basketball rankings.

Hiney named Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada Youth of the Year

Shay Hiney is Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada’s Youth of the Year.

Affordable housing to be topic at Rotary Club of Carson City meeting

The Rotary Club of Carson City will discuss affordable housing at its virtual meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 12:30 p.m.

Nevada reports 301 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths

Health officials in Nevada on Sunday reported 301 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and four more deaths.

Letters to the Editor for February 20, 2021

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal published February 20, 2021

Flirtey successfully conducts drone deliveries of COVID test kits

The Reno-based company is making strides toward bringing those solutions to the masses as the pandemic rages on in 2021.

Sunday, February 21

Arepas are for anytime of day (recipe)

Arepa is a traditional type of food served everyday as a South American delight found on Venezuelan and Colombian tables.

Kelly Bullis: Wild West ethics

And it occurred to me that one way to get folks settled back down to being more civil with each other was to go back to the old “code of the wild west.”

The vaping epidemic in Nevada hits home

While COVID-19 has grabbed the headlines, it has overshadowed another health crisis in the Silver State – youth vaping, which is addicting teens to nicotine and damaging their brains and bodies.

Georgia man busted in Nevada with 74 pounds of meth

A Georgia man faces a possible life sentence after being busted in Las Vegas with more than 74 pounds of meth in a trailer.

Western Nevada student using Miss Lyon County platform to help mentally ill

Through all of the obstacles that Abbey (Bernhardt) Fredenburgh has overcome as a young adult to become a first-year student at Western Nevada College and earn the title of Miss Lyon County, three things have remained most important in her life: family, friends and education.

Yanus Nelson: Five strategies for post-pandemic small business success in Carson City

Nearly half of small business owners surveyed in the last Wells Fargo Small Business Index reported decreases in revenues

Faith & Insight: Turning the world right-side up

Jesus’ disciples in the early church were accused of “turning the world upside down” when actually they were turning the world right-side-up.

State Board of Ed member Cantú: Brighter days ahead for students, education

Dr. René Cantú, executive director of the state’s Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates program, says COVID-19 has prompted the Silver State’s educators to pivot in ways this past year they never had to before, and it’s a success to celebrate.

Saturday, February 20

Guy Farmer: Homes for the homeless in Carson City

Earlier this month I enjoyed participating in a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored "conversation" with my friend, Carson City Mayor Lori Bagwell, who discussed a number of issues our capital city is dealing with, including the vexing challenge of homelessness.

Carson City road report for February 22 to 28, 2021

Carson City Road report as of Feb. 18. The following applies to Feb. 22-28:

A couple of the more popular easier hikes in Carson City

Many of the easiest trails to hike around Carson City are near the Carson River.

Jim Valentine: More things to consider for the future

Buying residential real estate involves a variety of components. There is, of course, the price, and the cash flow of ownership (payment, taxes, insurance, HOA, maintenance, etc.), but there are many things that may come in to play during the anticipated course of your ownership.

Past Pages for February 20 to 23, 2021

Carson City, Nevada history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal

Sierra Lutheran High School unveils expansion plan

Sierra Lutheran High School, a private college preparatory school with a current enrollment of about 125 students, has announced it is planning to expand its facilities.

PERS premium rate to rise a half percent in coming biennium

The total premiums to pay for state worker retirement costs will increase a half percent in the coming biennium.

Roger Diez: McDowell was surprise winner at 500

Another Daytona 500 is in the history books, with another surprise winner.

Friday, February 19

4 COVID-19 deaths reported in Carson City, Lyon County on Friday

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 4 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Nevada asks judge to reject claim of tainted voter rolls

Nevada is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed more than a month after the November election that claims voter rolls are rife with ineligible names and that noncitizens cast ballots.

More Nevada jobless moving into final UI program as they exhaust regular benefits

More and more of Nevada’s jobless are moving into the final category of unemployment benefits each week as they exhaust available benefits in the first two programs.

Nevada COVID numbers continue to improve

COVID-19 numbers continue to improve across Nevada with fewer daily cases and fewer positive tests.

Senator Square: Carson High juniors to take American College Test

The American College Test, a CHS graduation requirement, takes place Feb. 23 at Carson High, and it will be administered, free of charge, to all CHS Juniors.

‘Stunned’ to get football back

Safety protocols become first step in return to play

Local area football coaches react to the return of their sport and what it means to their athletes, who will get a chance to play.

Carson City supervisors OK residential development

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a new residential development in south Carson City.

Joe Santoro: The Mountain West is a mess

The Mountain West men’s basketball regular season has turned into a chaotic, sloppy, jumbled, disheveled and practically meaningless mess.

Quad-County COVID-19 vaccination events rescheduled

Due to inclement weather across the country delaying the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine to Nevada, Carson City Health and Human Services is having to reschedule upcoming COVID-19 vaccination events.

Carson City Library to reopen Monday

The Carson City Library is reopening the physical library building to the public starting Monday, Feb. 22 with hours of operation from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Western Nevada College holds first paramedic graduation ceremony Saturday

Western Nevada College’s paramedicine program has only been in existence since the start of the decade but already plans are in place to celebrate the graduation of 11 paramedics.

Thursday, February 18

Dennis Cassinelli: The tufa formations of Pyramid Lake

When the John C. Fremont expedition of 1843-44 traveled south from Oregon, he became the first white person to see Pyramid Lake.

17 new COVID-19 cases Thursday in Quad County area

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 17 new cases and 8 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Assembly GOP lays out legislative priorities including restricting Sisolak’s emergency powers

Assembly Republicans on Thursday laid out their legislative priorities for the 2021 session, including restricting the governor’s emergency powers and reopening schools.

State: 1st case of coronavirus variant from South Africa found in Reno

Nevada health officials have confirmed the state's first known case of a coronavirus variant that was originally identified in South Africa.

Bill would make it harder for Nevada law enforcement to get a no-knock warrant

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday heard arguments for legislation that would make it a lot harder for police to get a no-knock warrant allowing them to essentially break into a defendant’s residence without warning.

Nevada rancher sues to block lithium mine near Oregon line

A longtime Nevada rancher is suing U.S. regulators over the approval of a lithium mine on federal rangeland he says would violate environmental laws and undermine changes he has made in his own livestock grazing practices to help threatened fish and wildlife.

Letters to the Editor for February 17, 2021

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal published Feb. 17, 2021

Jazz & Beyond committee announces 2021 Art Contest

Mile High Band Association’s 2021 Jazz & Beyond Festival Committee is sponsoring an art contest for Northern Nevada artists.

Wednesday, February 17

Trina Machacek: Call a friend

I got a phone call from a long time friend. As soon as I saw her name pop up on my teeny tiny blue phone screen I was propelled back to when we were in grade school. Playing in the 5th grade on the school play ground talking about Dennis, the boy she had a crush on and John the one I kinda liked.

High school football removed off no-play list

Host schools will be responsible for compliance for sports to move forward

Governor Sisolak adjusted his stance on full contact high school sports Wednesday afternoon.

Two women arrested with stolen vehicles in three days

A pursuit of a Ford Explorer reported stolen on Wednesday morning resulted in the arrest of an Arizona woman might be linked to a felony car stop on Johnson Lane from Monday morning.

Sisolak lowers vaccination age to 65 from 70

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday announced that he is lowering the age of those eligible for vaccination from 70 to 65, a move some smaller counties have already made.

Carson City Health and Human Services continues to order, receive vaccine

In his press conference held Thursday, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the expansion to capacity limits for a variety of businesses and industries starting on Feb. 15, with another expansion to take place on March 15. On May 1, the state will be transitioning to local authority. Carson City will be working on the plan for this transition.

Carson City elementary ‘reflects’ on how COVID has changed lives

The Carson City School District and Fritsch Elementary School recognized several grade-school students (a winner from each grade) who competed in the 2021 Reflections Contest.

Joe Santoro: Coaches who found success after leaving Nevada Wolf Pack

A look at the Top 16 coaching careers of former Wolf Pack football, men’s basketball and baseball head coaches after their Nevada careers ended.

Schools to host community meeting focused on equity in education

The Carson City School District will host a community meeting focused on its Strategic Plan and equity in education from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 via Zoom.

COVID-19 deaths in Carson, Douglas reported Wednesday

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 2 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Reno Ice quickly building community interest

About a month after opening its doors, the Reno Ice community area has generated quite a bit of local interest, despite restrictive measures still in place because of the pandemic.

Pandemic creates budget problems, backlog for Nevada judiciary

Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hardesty told lawmakers Wednesday the pandemic has raised serious problems for Nevada’s judiciary including a serious hit to the budget and creating a huge backlog in cases at the District Court level.

Clark County adopts climate and sustainability plan

Clark County commissioners in Nevada have adopted a climate and sustainability plan committed to promote environmentally conscious policies.

Travel website: Expect higher gas prices due to cold weather

The national average price of gasoline may jump 10-20 cents per gallon from its current price of $2.54 per gallon over the next two weeks as millions of barrels of refining capacity has gone offline.

Rocky Mountain oyster fry returning to Virginia City

The 30th annual Virginia City Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry is restructured to accommodate COVID-19 safety precautions and is set for March 13 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Drill keeps sailors proficient

NAS Fallon stages scenario with bomb-strapped assailant holding hostage

Security personnel positioned their vehicles near one of the older office buildings north of the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center on a cool winter morning.

Churchill County offers vaccinations only 1 day this week

According to the county, the vaccinations are scheduled Thursday afternoon at two different times. From 1-2 p.m., residents will receive their second vaccinations, and following from 2-3 p.m., first vaccinations will be given.

Spring Film Series ends with ‘The Last Seduction’

This year’s Spring Film Series presented by the Churchill Arts Center concludes Friday with the 1994 movie, “The Last Seduction.”

Past Pages for February 17 to 19, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Commissioners meet Wednesday

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

VFW recognizes students for entering speech, essay contests

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1002 in Fallon and its Auxiliary recently recognized Churchill County students for their involvement with this year’s Voice of Democracy patriotic audio essay competition for high school grades, and the Patriot’s Pen essay contest for grades 6-8.

The saga of the three-legged cat

I have mentioned before that CAPS wears many caps and several of them are not in the description of an animal shelter’s duties. Recently an emergency that seemed daunting arrived at our door. Bandit, a beautiful black and white cat, with a severely broken leg and a tumor needed help.

The Nevada Traveler: Grimes Point offers glimpse into Nevada prehistoric past

Even after decades of study, no one is quite sure how to interpret the centuries-old Indian "petroglyphs" or rock writings that are found carved on stone surfaces throughout the west, including in many parts of Nevada.

Fall sports season begins Saturday; football not allowed

After watching any remaining hope of a winter sports season dissolve last week, both Fallon and Oasis Academy turn their attention to the fall season, which begins this weekend with tryouts. Thomas Ranson/LVN, file Fallon senior and 2019 state qualifier Allison Frost and the tennis program begin their season Saturday. Fallon senior Cole Hamlin and the Greenwave soccer program begin their season with tryouts Saturday at the high school field. Oasis Academy senior Sequoya Casey and the Bighorns volleyball program will begin their season with tryouts Monday.

Jury trials backed up in Carson City due to pandemic restrictions

With the restrictions imposed because of the pandemic, criminal jury trials are getting backed up across Nevada.

Tuesday, February 16

Quad County region passes 11,000 total COVID-19 cases

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting 13 new cases and 59 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Carson City supervisors meet Thursday

The Carson City Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 in the Robert Crowell Board Room of the Carson City Community Center.

Entitled to the Sun exhibit opens in Carson City

The Capital City Arts Initiative presents its exhibition, Entitled to the Sun, by artist Rachel Stiff at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery.

Vegas airport name change to honor former Sen. Harry Reid

The Clark County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to rename busy McCarran International Airport after former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada.

Lyon County vaccine event rescheduled; shipment delayed

Carson City Health and Human Services is rescheduling the COVID-19 vaccination event that was scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Yerington, according to a news release.

Carson City Schools Foundation awards $200 mini grants to support students and educators

The Carson City School District, on behalf of the Carson City Schools Foundation, has awarded $200 mini-grant winners for Spring 2021. Each semester, CCSF gives back to educators and students alike.

Teachers lobby in Carson City for higher mining taxes

With school out for Presidents' Day, fourth-grade teacher Lauren Proffitt was among a crowd of teachers rallying at the Nevada Legislature for lawmakers to find new revenue streams to help fund schools — regardless of the pandemic and the state budget problems.

Ursula Carlson: Weighing in: America’s Founders greatest fear

Putting it bluntly, America’s Founders were terrified of a wanna-be dictator.

Carson City Sheriff's Office: Information on man sought in attempted sexual assault of a minor

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance with any information leading to the identification of a person responsible for the attempted sexual assault of a minor.

In Storey County, a technology firm aims to be a government

In the Nevada desert, a cryptocurrency magnate hopes to turn dreams of a futuristic "smart city" into reality.

Monday, February 15

Boys & Girls Club honors Carson City's Campagni Auto Group

Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada Community Partner of the Year is Campagni Auto Group.

Assembly bill gives more power to remove out of control service animals

The Nevada Assembly is considering legislation that would give public transit and public accommodations more power to refuse service to someone accompanied by a service animal.

Bill: Juvenile interrogations must be recorded

Ten members of the Nevada Assembly and one senator, all Democrats, on Monday introduced legislation to require that interrogations of juvenile suspects younger than 15 be electronically recorded and the child be represented by a lawyer under most circumstances.

Legislation addresses presidential primary, ballot access, campaign funds

Speaker of the Assembly Jason Frierson, Majority Leader Teresa Benitez Thompson and member Britteny Miller, all Democrats, on Monday introduced AB126, recreating a presidential preference primary in Nevada.

Mountain West rankings: Aztecs good at following orders

The Aztecs, ranked No. 3 in this week’s Nevada Appeal Mountain West men’s basketball rankings, have won six games in a row by an average of 30 points.

Nevada reports 391 new virus cases, 11 deaths Monday

Nevada health officials reported 391 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths Monday.

Kelly J. Bullis: Accountable Reimbursement Plan

Accountable Reimbursement Plan is a legal agreement between the employer and employee to have the employee turn in a periodic expense reimbursement request.

Lyon County residents take aim at smaller lot sizes at workshop

Lyon County residents expressed frustration at shrinking lot sizes and zoning issues.

Carol Perry: Use of the lingo has been robust

As with anything new that impacts the majority, a plethora of new words, terms, catchphrases and memes will always follow and this pandemic is no exception.

Sales surge for Northern Nevada solar companies

Solar panels and battery systems had renewed appeal for people spending far more time in their homes having less certainty the lights will stay on.

Sunday, February 14

Shelly Aldean: The gender games

Opinion column by Carson City resident Shelly Aldean.

Failure to appear not a magic trick, Carson City Sheriff's Office says

Arrest reports from the Carson City Sheriff's Office

Nevada reports 512 new COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths

Health officials in Nevada on Sunday reported 512 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths as Gov. Steve Sisolak hailed downward trends in the coronavirus outbreak's current surge.

JoAnne Skelly: Wet snow: The Good and the bad

Hurrah for wet snow! We had two feet of snow at our house. I don’t have to water the trees for at least a month.

Teri Vance: Happy Valentine’s Day … to everyone in every situation

Love is love, and we are fortunate to find it in any form it comes. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Tips for starting and running a happy, successful business with your partner

The entrepreneurial lifestyle in Carson City can be challenging, yet rewarding, and having someone to share that journey with can be fulfilling.

Faith & Insight: Love in the way that Jesus showed us to

The Bible shows love to be the deepest expression of God’s character. For this reason, love holds an important place in the Christian heart.

Viral Las Vegas: Deaths jump, tourism slumps amid long pandemic

COVID-19 is reshaping a tourist destination built for excess and known for bright lights, big crowds, indulgent meals and headline shows.

Saturday, February 13

Guy Farmer: Kids and teachers belong in classrooms

Opinion column by Carson City resident Guy Farmer.

Carson City road report for February 15 to 21, 2021

Carson City road report for February 15 to 21, 2021.

Sisolak hails downward trends in Nevada COVID-19 outbreak

Nevada on Saturday reported 814 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 31 more deaths as Gov. Steve Sisolak hailed downward trends in the coronavirus outbreak's current surge.

For Valentine's, give the gift of safe sex

Why not give the gift of safer sex by using condoms? Yes, that is right, using condoms is a great way to show you care, and CCHHS is here to help you do just that as we celebrate National Condom Day on Feb. 14.

Northern Nevada’s next big-time baller

Jaileen Yarrow's experience will make her a perfect fit with Bishop Manogue

Bishop Manogue freshman Jaileen Yarrow had already accomplished a ton in her basketball career. Just a couple weeks of practice has left a lasting impression on her new coach.

Valentine’s Day...with an Italian twist (recipe)

For something simple and a tasty way to express your affection for someone may we suggest a simple heart ... made of puff pastry

Jim Valentine: Should I sell or should I buy now?

In markets such as we are currently experiencing both buyers and sellers often find themselves in a quandary about whether to act.

Past Pages for February 13 to 16, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Extended benefit claims rise as other Nevada jobless benefit programs are exhausted

Extended benefit claims increased in the week ending Feb. 6 as more and more jobless Nevadans exhaust their benefits in the regular unemployment and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) programs.

Roger Diez: Race fans … start your televisions

It’s already been an exciting week at Daytona, and there’s a lot more to come.

Friday, February 12

3 Douglas County COVID-19 deaths Friday put Quad County area over 200 total

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 3 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack has a retro vibe this year

We could be witnessing the most unlikely Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team to go to the NCAA Tournament in nearly 40 years.

Grisell rubber stamps commitment to Wisconsin Lutheran

Douglas High's Wyatt Grisell will head east to Wisconsin Lutheran next fall to continue playing football at the Div. III level.

BOTOX Tips Strait from Our Dermatology Experts

BOTOX® Cosmetic is hugely popular, with approximately $3.2 billion spent on it in just one year (and projections it will grow to $4.6 billion annually by 2024).

1st of 3 new storms brings more snow to Sierra Nevada

The first in the latest series of winter storms predicted for California and western Nevada has brought more snow to the Sierra Nevada.

Website: Western Nevada College is most-friendly transfer institution

Intelligent recently rated WNC as the most-friendly transfer institution in its assessment of the Best Colleges in Nevada.

NHP closes case on fatal Rice Road crash

The Nevada Highway Patrol has officially closed its case involving the death of a 13-year-old Churchill County Middle school student who was fatally struck on Sept. 25, 2020, while waiting for his school bus at the intersection of Carson River and Rice roads north of Fallon.

Judge: Trump's lifting of mining ban was wrong

A federal judge on Thursday overturned a Trump administration action that allowed mining and other development on 10 million acres in parts of six western states that are considered important for the survival of a struggling bird species.

Ronni Hannaman: Carson City businesses look to the future

Resilience is the byword of business, which opts to look forward rather than be buried by that it cannot control.

Pandemic opens doors for pet adoptions, fostering in Carson City

CEO Greg Hall said Nevada Humane Society found its “silver lining” in the COVID-19 pandemic affecting its typical adoption procedures, veterinary protocols and managerial practices.

Thursday, February 11

Letters to the Editor for February 10, 2021

Letters to the Editor of the Nevada Appeal published Feb. 10. 2021

Sisolak relaxes some virus rules starting Monday

Saying Nevada and Nevadans have done well to reduce virus numbers despite the holidays, Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday announced a series of changes between now and May 1 relaxing COVID-19 restrictions on a long list of businesses.

Lyon County reports 56th COVID-19 death Thursday

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting an additional death due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. The individual was a female Lyon County resident in her 70’s.

Small business grants bill passes unanimously through Nevada Legislature

Effectively declaring a state of emergency, the Legislature on Thursday passed the bill appropriating $50 million to restart the grants program for small businesses.

Joe Santoro: Sherfield latest Nevada Wolf Pack guard to make immediate impact

The Wolf Pack over the past four decades, since the start of the 1980-81 season, has had several point guards step right in and make a major impact on the program in their first Nevada season.

No license, but he did have a gun and cocaine, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

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

Dennis Cassinelli: The history of the town of Jarbidge

I have visited Jarbidge, in Elko County, a few times on hunting trips and with my family camping. The town is located at the bottom of the scenic Jarbidge River Canyon. It is near the edge of the Jarbidge Wilderness about 10 miles south of the Idaho-Nevada border.

Carson City Sheriff approves new uniform for deputies

Sheriff Ken Furlong has approved the recommendation for a new uniform to be worn by Carson City Sheriff’s deputies.

Wednesday, February 10

Ronni Hannaman: Locally made candy sure to please this Valentine’s Day

It’s February and that means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

Trina Machacek: Lunch vs. luncheon

Weekly opinion column written by Trina Machacek of Eureka, Nevada.

12 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday in Quad County region

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 12 new cases and 52 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Prescribed fire in Voltaire Canyon this week

Carson City Fire Department will be conducting wildland fuels reduction prescribed fire operations in the Voltaire Canyon area today and through the remainder of the week.

Does Nevada have a formula for a Mountain West title?

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 74-72 and 73-62 victories over the Boise State Broncos last weekend at Lawlor Events Center:

Sailors pinned as chief petty officers

Speaker tells sailors change is coming, and it can’t be stopped

Advancing to the grade of chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy has been an honored tradition for 127 years.

Johnson’s time on Nevada Gaming Control Board extended

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday that Terry Johnson will stay on as a member of the Gaming Control Board even though his second term expired Jan. 29.

U.S. attorney in Nevada to join wave of Trump-era departures

The U.S. attorney in Nevada announced Tuesday he will resign Feb. 28, as prosecutors appointed by Republican former President Donald Trump leave to make way for appointments by Democratic President Joe Biden.

COVID vaccines available to additional groups

Procedure is first come, first served at county fairgrounds

Churchill County will administer COVID-19 vaccines to a number of groups on Wednesday and Thursday at the county fairgrounds.

The story behind SAR Mountain

SAR (Search and Rescue) Mountain is what we call it, (and) on more official maps it’s named Eetz Mountain. It isn’t very tall in comparison to some of the surrounding peaks at only 4,390 feet, it can be easily missed. Looking at a satellite image, however, she stands out.

Road work advisory for Farm District Road in Fernley

Intermittent lane closures are occurring on Farm District Road in Fernley on weekdays through Feb. 26 as the Nevada Department of Transportation continues extension of the existing walking and biking path.

Churchill County Board of School Trustees 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.

Tom Riggins: And so it begins

There is a huge sigh of relief in Washington, D.C. The status quo can now return to plundering the government.

Jeanette Strong: Give the man a break

“They beat him up before he got into office. They are beating him up after he leaves office. I mean, at some point, I mean, give the man a break. I mean, move on,” Former Gov. Nikki Haley, R-S.C., Jan. 25.

David Henley: Be careful posting your vaccine card online

Suppose you are a Northern Nevadan who has just received his or her first or second COVID-19 vaccine dose and wants to share the good news with family and friends.

Watson makes no bones about bones

Watson here and I have a bone to pick with the folks who think dogs do not know what they are doing when they bury bones. Most people believe that once a dog buries a bone he forgets where he put it. When it comes to food or bones, I can assure you that dogs have memories like elephants, and we have a fabulous sense of smell.

Past Pages for February 10 to 12, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Maverik’s initiatives helping to feed people

Maverik, which has a store in Fallon on West Williams Avenue, is helping to feed hungry families in the communities it serves.

The Nevada Traveler: Star City: Once a hub of Northern Nevada

While Star City has definitely seen better times, once it was one of the largest towns in Northern Nevada. Star City — or rather the site of the former mining town of that name — is located in (appropriately) Star Canyon, one of several scenic ravines found on the east side of the Humboldt Range.

Veterans’ awards announced for February

Robert Edwards of Reno has been selected as February’s Veteran of the Month, while Jon Yuspa of Washoe Valley is the Veteran Supporter of the Month.

Spring Film Series sizzles with ‘Body Heat’

Lawrence Kasdan’s first directorial effort, 1981’s “Body Heat,” is a throwback to the early days of film noir. The movie is part of this year’s Spring Film Series presented by the Churchill Arts Center and will be shown Friday.

Fallon club teams compete in Rocklin tournament

Cross the Sierra Nevada mountains and play against teams from Northern Nevada and California. Several of Fallon's club basketball teams traveled over the pass last weekend to compete in the Super Bowl Bash tournament at the Hardwood Palace in Rocklin, Calif.

Despite ongoing difficulties, Northern Nevada’s office market will endure, experts predict

The work-from-home trend shows no signs of ending, either, as office workers en masse eschew commutes and cubicles for home offices, increased family time and a healthier work-life balance.

Tuesday, February 9

Guy Farmer: Robert ‘Cy’ Ryan, journalist

When I walked into the Capitol Press Room for the first time as the new Associated Press (AP) correspondent in January 1962, the first person I met was my friendly competitor, Robert "Cy" Ryan, the United Press International (UPI) correspondent, who died at 86 on Feb. 4.

Two COVID-19 deaths in Carson City reported Tuesday

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting two additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Carson City residents invited to learn more about Rotary International

The Rotary Club of Carson City is inviting the community to learn more about the organization during a special online presentation by incoming Rotary International President Jennifer Jones. Jones will be the first woman to lead the service organization.

Former Carson City Mayor Harold Jacobsen dies

Former Carson City Mayor Harold Jacobsen died Jan. 29.

DETR says claimants should notify them if they get bad 1099-G forms

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says some claimants may have received 1099-G forms in the past few days that are incorrect or fraudulent.

NWS: Storms headed toward Carson City but impact hard to gauge

A series of weather systems will start moving through the Sierra and western Nevada on Thursday and continue into the holiday weekend, the National Weather Service said, but the overall impact is hard to forecast.

Sisolak praises quick introduction of small business rescue bill

Gov. Steve Sisolak praised legislative leadership Tuesday for the quick introduction of legislation allocating $50 million more to support small businesses hit by the pandemic.

Report: Nevada sports books won with Bucs' Super Bowl upset

LAS VEGAS — Super Bowl wagers in Nevada totaled more than $136 million, and sports books reaped almost $12.6 million with the upset victory by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Kansas City Chiefs, state gambling regulators reported Tuesday.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada Galentine’s event is Feb. 13

Join the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada for a night of food, wine, treats and celebration with the ones you love Saturday, Feb. 13, from 5-6 p.m.

Carson City Sheriff warns of another phone scam

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has received calls regarding another phone scam.

Congress delegation told Nevada will get its share of vaccines

Nevada’s congressional delegation was assured Monday the federal officials managing the COVID-19 vaccine distribution will make sure Nevada gets its fair share of the vaccine doses.

Suspects sought in burglary at The Good Life in Carson City

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking information to identify two commercial burglary suspects.

Carson City, smaller markets expect economic stability in 2021

Nevada's smaller markets and rural communities are in varying degrees of rebounding from the COVID recession.

Monday, February 8

Letters to the Editor for February 6, 2021

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal, published in print on Feb. 6, 2021

Nevada virus cases, hospitalizations, positivity rate all continue to slow

The number of new virus cases, statewide hospitalizations and the test positivity rate all continue to decrease in Nevada.

Three COVID-19 deaths raise Quad County region's total to 195

February 8, 2021 Quad County region COVID-19 update from Carson City Health and Human Services.

Mountain West rankings: Nevada Wolf Pack sends a message

Ranking of Mountain West Conference men's basketball teams for Feb. 8, 2021

Nevada officials OK $636 million in federal pandemic money

The Legislative Interim Finance Committee on Monday approved spending $636 million in federal CARES Act and other pandemic related grants.

Two Tigers will call University of Mary (ND) home

Two Douglas High senior football players will be heading to North Dakota next season. They've also got a connection extending beyond the football field.

Groups warn of salmonella killing finches around Carson Valley, Tahoe

An outbreak of salmonella is killing finches across the western United States, including birds in the Lake Tahoe region, wildlife officials say.

Nevada reports 651 new COVID-19 cases and 24 more deaths

LAS VEGAS — Health officials in Nevada on Sunday reported 651 new COVID-19 cases and 24 additional deaths.

Trina Machacek: Hunting and gathering

January ends and IRS 1099s are coming into mailboxes everywhere. Ah the lowly 1099. A wonderment of information that most taxpayers will encounter at one time or another along the tax paying highway.

Three arrested after stealing cars from Michael Hohl GMC dealership in Carson City

Three people from California were arrested Sunday after allegedly breaking into the Michael Hohl GMC dealership and stealing cars on Saturday.

Home demand continues to climb as inventory shrinks and prices soar

Sierra region Realtors sold 3,319 homes in 2020, a 3.5% increase compared to 2019.

Sunday, February 7

Jim Hartman: Trump’s impeachment warranted in law and fact

Trump’s offense was outrageous — his conduct truly indefensible. Senate Republicans must take the impeachment trial extremely seriously and be prepared to invoke the Constitution’s ultimate sanction for presidential abuse of office.

Gardening in Nevada class provides container and indoor gardening tips

University of Nevada, Reno Extension and their certified Master Gardeners offer “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series.”

Sherfield scores 29 to lead Nevada Wolf Pack in sweep of Boise State

Grant Sherfield had a career-high 29 points as Nevada got past Boise State 73-62 on Sunday.

Artists with Western Nevada College ties fill galleries

A Western Nevada College instructor; University of Nevada, Reno assistant professor; and WNC student are sharing their artwork this winter as part of the latest exhibits in the Bristlecone galleries on the Carson City campus.

IFC meets Monday to approve $636 million in federal pandemic money

The legislative Interim Finance Committee meets Monday to approve spending just over $636 million in federal CARES Act and other pandemic related grants.

Teri Vance: Willow Bill shares MediZen with Carson City

Shortly after being diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in April 2019, “Willow Bill” Goulardt told his medical team he would not be returning for treatment.

Kelly Bullis: IRS Direct Pay

If you owe the IRS and want to get their computer off your back, do NOT mail a check to the IRS. The solution? Direct pay.

Nick Emery: Mercy

Do we understand the source of mercy and God’s promise for mercy?

Saturday, February 6

Guy Farmer: Get ready for ‘open borders’

Apparently, the Biden administration is trying to figure out how to legalize more than 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. Step one is to never call them "illegal" even though they're violating our federal immigration laws. Open borders advocates call them "undocumented workers."

Carson City road report for February 8 to 14, 2021

Road report as of Thursday. The following applies to Feb. 8-14:

Joe Santoro: Who’s winning the Super Bowl?

Sunday’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl is a quarterback matchup of the best ever (Tom Brady) against the best now (Patrick Mahomes).

Bill would allow Washoe to impose impact fees on Tesla and Panasonic

Assembly Majority Leader Teresa Benitez Thompson, D-Reno, has introduced legislation that will allow counties to impose impact fees on local governments in other counties.

Jim Valentine: The Nevada Legislature

The Nevada Legislature is commencing its bi-annual session. As a citizen it is very important that you pay attention to what decisions are being made.

Past Pages for February 6 to 9, 2021

Carson City history from the pages of the Nevada Appeal

Feds helping Carson City COVID vaccine program

Federal help arrived this week to assist Carson City Health and Human Services with its vaccination program in the Quad County region.

Roger Diez: Rolex 24 still close after a full day

After 24 hours of racing, it was amazing to see five cars on the lead lap with three of them within 7 seconds. And it would have been closer yet if the Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac DPi car hadn’t suffered a blown tire with six minutes to go.

Friday, February 5

Carson High announces 2021 Winterfest King, Queen

Carson High School has named Will Breeding and Serena Dantzler as the 2021 Winterfest King and Queen.

Carson City teacher returns to work after investigation

An Eagle Valley Middle School teacher has returned to work after being investigated by the Carson City School District.

43 new COVID-19 cases reported in Quad County area Friday

Friday COVID-19 update from Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Mayor Lori Bagwell to speak to Rotarians

The Rotary Club of Carson City will welcome Carson City Mayor Lori Bagwell at the club’s next meeting.

Two Elko County men convicted of cockfighting charges

Two Elko County men were convicted Friday of numerous crimes related to an illegal cockfighting operation discovered during a drug raid in rural northeast Nevada in 2019.

The 2021 Carson High Virtual Talent Show winners are in

News and notes from Carson High School.

COVID restrictions expected to reduce Super Bowl betting

Gaming officials expect COVID-19 restrictions will reduce the amount of money gamblers bet on this Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Nevada lawmakers told businesses can’t force employees to get vaccine

The head of Nevada’s Equal Rights Commission told lawmakers Friday that employers cannot force a worker to get vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccine disparity initiative introduced in Nevada

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has introduced a new initiative aimed at addressing disparities in the distribution of coronavirus vaccinations in Clark County, officials said.

Suit seeks moratorium on new cellphone towers at Lake Tahoe

A federal lawsuit seeking a moratorium on construction of new cellphone towers at Lake Tahoe claims Verizon Wireless and regional regulators are failing to adequately consider potential harm to public health and the environment under antiquated rules that turn a blind eye to modern technology.

Carson City's Amodei votes against kicking Greene off committees

Republican Rep. Mark Amodei of Nevada voted against an effort by the House Democratic majority Thursday to remove a freshman Georgia Republican congresswoman from her committee assignments.

Thursday, February 4

One COVID-19 death, 20 new cases reported Thursday

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting an additional death due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. The individual was a female Lyon County resident in her 80’s.

Veteran Nevada statehouse reporter Cy Ryan dies

Cy Ryan, the straight-shooting reporter who was, for decades, dean of Nevada’s Capitol Press Corp, died Thursday.

Get outside and get moving in Carson City

Getting back into shape starts with smaller hikes and then working up to more strenuous hikes.

New COVID-19 cases drop 40 percent in Carson City

New confirmed coronavirus cases dropped 40 percent in Carson City in the last two weeks.

Clark County reports most common potential virus exposure sites

The Southern Nevada Health District has released new data that shows where Clark County residents may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

Carson City birth announcements for January 25 to 28, 2021

Carson City birth announcements for January 25 to 28, 2021

Game day Saturday at children's museum in Carson City

The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, Army of Dorkness, and the Nest Cards and Collectibles are hosting the first gaming day at the Museum.

Impaired driving focus for Carson City Sheriff's Office through Feb. 13

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with other Nevada law enforcement agencies Feb. 4-13 to enforce impaired driving laws and keep impaired drivers off of roadways.

Nevada Health Link opens special enrollment period

Uninsured Nevadans will have until May 15 to enroll

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange has re-opened enrollment to the Nevada Health Link for 90 days starting Feb. 15 and ending May 15.

Nevada bill would allow tech companies to create governments

Planned legislation to establish new business areas in Nevada would allow technology companies to effectively form separate local governments.

Chapter D, P.E.O donates to local groups

The members of Chapter D, P.E.O. Fallon have recently made donations to two local groups, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and Students in Transition.

Wednesday, February 3

Bill would give Nevada’s judges major pay raises

A bill introduced on day one of the 2021 Legislature would give Nevada’s district court and appellate judges $30,000 a year pay raises.

Nevada health officials worry that people will reject vaccinations

Demand for coronavirus vaccinations among early priority groups in Nevada has been high, but officials worry that they may encounter resistance as more doses become eligible.

243,107 Nevadans have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine

As of Wednesday morning, 243,107 Nevadans had received at least their first shot of vaccine against the coronavirus.

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

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 18 new cases and 12 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

California man waives hearing in sheriff's sergeant's shooting

A California man accused of shooting a Douglas County Sheriff’s sergeant waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

5 more in Vegas area reported with UK coronavirus variant

Health officials in Las Vegas say five more area residents have been found to have the contagious coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom.

Overdose, hospital, home, jail, no bail, Carson City Sheriff's Office says

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

Carson City supervisors meeting Thursday

The Carson City Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 in the Robert Crowell Board Room of the Carson City Community Center.

Nevada's Rosen named to Senate Armed Services Committee

Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., has been named to the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first Nevada senator to have a seat on that panel in 15 years.

Nevada granted $2.5 million for rural healthcare

Nevada has been awarded $2.5 million to help develop the healthcare workforce to relieve shortages in northern and rural communities.

In basketball, Nevada Wolf Pack turns tables on Boise State

The Boise State Broncos bring out the best and the worst of the Nevada Wolf Pack.

Carson Tahoe Health’s planned construction transforming medical campus

If you’ve been by Carson Tahoe’s medical campus lately, you may have noticed a large connector bridge between the Regional Medical Center and Sierra Surgery.

Nevada Wolf Pack causes concern against UNLV

The Nevada Wolf Pack swept the UNLV Rebels but the performance is not worthy of a parade and created some concern.

Carson City Library offers no-contact pickup of reserved materials 24/7

The Carson City Library has installed self-check lockers outside the front doors of the library.

Carson City high schools focus on making ACT score gains

Carson High School has been able to maintain its ACT test scores for the past five years while Pioneer High School made gains in English and math from 2019 to 2020, according to data provided by the principals of both schools at a recent Carson City School Board presentation.

Ex-Carson City postal worker pleads guilty to $31K in coin thefts

RENO — A former U.S. Postal Service worker has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $30,000 worth of valuable coins that were sent through the mail.

Nevada number one in percentage of vaccinations

Gov. Steve Sisolak says Nevada is now leading all states and territories when it comes to the percentage of vaccine doses administered.

Sierra storms bring joy to water users

Lahontan Reservoir begins to see levels rise

Lahontan Valley ranchers and farmers are jumping for joy after a series of storms battered the Sierra Nevada last week to increase the water content in the mountains.

Churchill County Commissioners meet Thursday morning

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

For 43 years, Pizza Barn has been the go-to place in Fallon for pizza

What is your favorite place to go in Fallon for pizza? Most people vote for the Pizza Barn.

COVID vaccines available to additional groups in Churchill County

Churchill County will administer COVID-19 vaccines to several groups on Wednesday and Thursday at the county fairgrounds.

CART Available to Take Eligible Populations to Fairgrounds for Vaccines

No-cost rides for up to 12 people per day

Churchill Area Regional Transportation, or CART, is available to take eligible vaccine populations who don’t have a ride to the fairgrounds to receive their COVID vaccine beginning with Churchill County’s Feb. 4 vaccination date.

Brat cats Me and Ow are at it again

My friend Renee has Me and Ow, two constant cat companions. Renee now works from home because of the pandemic, and they have all been sheltering in the house. Recently, she confessed that Me and Ow are brat cats.

Sara Beebe: Dixie Meadows geothermal project good for Nevada (commentary)

Given the recent economic turmoil in our state and the nation as a whole, devising a means of economic stimulus and stemming the tide of job loss is at the forefront of our minds.

The Nevada Traveler: Discover exceptional views from Reno’s Huffaker Park lookout trail

Perhaps the best and most accessible place to find nice views of the Truckee Meadows is Reno’s Huffaker Hills Regional Park, located in the southern part of the city.

Churchill County School District provides update in Jan. board meeting

The following are school reports from principals in Churchill County School District presented in Jan. 13’s school board meeting.

Selmi donates $200K to Churchill County High School scholarship program

A Fallon native and Churchill County High School graduate who operated Nevada Seafood for almost six decades left behind a generous gift for her alma matter.

Churchill County School District moves forward with outsourcing proposal

Community members voiced their concern about Churchill County School District’s proposal about outsourcing three departments during Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting.

High Desert Grange recycles NNVMC Wreaths

Jan. 23 marked the second year the High Desert Grange has partnered with the Nevada Veterans Coalition through coalition volunteer Roger Elliott to recycle Christmas wreaths at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Scientists keep watch as drought grips Nevada

With much of Nevada listed as in extreme drought, Nevadans are facing forecasts for a mild winter, with little precipitation since the rainy season started.

Fallon, Oasis Academy begin fall sports workouts

Workouts have begun for the Greenwave as the first official day of the fall season, which was moved because of the pandemic, is Feb. 13 for football and Feb. 20 for the cross country, tennis, girls golf, soccer and volleyball.

Tuesday, February 2

A day late, but Nevada lawmakers pass bill funding session

It may have been a day late, but lawmakers on Tuesday passed SB1, the legislation that pays for operation of the legislative session.

Death of Carson City man, 12 new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 1 additional death due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. The individual was a male Carson City resident in his 70’s.

Bill would raise cap on Nevada state official salaries

Sen. Joe Hardy, R-Boulder City, on Monday introduced legislation to raise the cap on what state officials can be paid.

Nevada Assembly sergeant-at-arms dies of COVID-19

Robin Bates, veteran sergeant-at-arms for the Nevada Assembly, died Monday evening of COVID-19.

JoAnne Skelly: What is regenerative agriculture

What is regenerative agriculture (RA) and why is there interest in this approach?

January was Nevada's deadliest virus month, Washoe improves

LAS VEGAS — Nevada recorded its deadliest month of the coronavirus pandemic in January but, in a promising sign, the monthly death toll in Washoe County was only about half what it was in December.

Letters to the Editor for February 3, 2021

Letters to the Editor of the Nevada Appeal for February 3, 2021

Past Pages for February 3 to 5, 2021

Carson City history from the pages of the Nevada Appeal.

Kellye Chapman: I vote for love

I am an American with a disability. I am, like every citizen, attempting to survive COVID-19, pandemic life, and election havoc.

Dennis Cassinelli

About 40 miles north of Winnemucca is the small town of Paradise Valley. Having many relatives in this small ranching community, I have made many trips to this town to visit them and enjoy the wonderful ranch where they live.

Virtual beginning beekeeping class Feb. 5-6

The Nevada Beginning Farmer and Rancher program is buzzing with excitement to host a Beginning Beekeeping class via Zoom on Feb. 5-6.

Big dips for the big game (recipe)

Excited about the next “BIG” game and looking for a great appetizer addition? How about a tasty chip dip?

Nevada governor, AG denounce counties defying virus rules

Nevada's governor and attorney general are denouncing resolutions approved by four rural counties that attempt to defy state restrictions intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 statewide.

Nevada health exchange enrolls nearly 82,000 for 2021 coverage

Nevada’s Silver State Health Insurance Exchange enrolled a total of 81,903 Nevadans for health coverage this year.

Monday, February 1

Carson and Douglas ski teams start 2021 competition

Carson and Douglas High schools’ ski teams were the first official high school competition of the 2020-21 season in Northern Nevada.

2021 Nevada Legislature opens for business

Nevada lawmakers kicked off their 120-day legislative session on Monday with swearing-in ceremonies scaled back to just staff and press in Carson City

School district honors counselors for National School Counseling Week

The Carson City School District is honoring school counselors during National School Counseling Week Feb. 1 to 5.

Domestic violence awareness month: Teen alert

In the Carson City Adolescent Health Education Program offered through Carson City Health and Human Services, (presented at Carson High School) we not only address sexual health but healthy relationship skills.

Sierra Lutheran to preview renderings for new facilities at open house

Sierra Lutheran High School will host an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 16 for prospective families interested in learning more about the school and its plans for expansion.

Lyon County reports 54th COVID-19 death on Monday

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 1 additional death due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Aces name Lalli as new team manager

The former Reno catch is the fifth manager in team history

The Reno Aces introduced the franchise's fifth manager Monday morning, Blake Lalli, who was a former catcher with the club.

Shelly Aldean: The last country

In 1970, KGB agent Yuri Bezmanov, defected to the West after becoming disenchanted with the Soviet system.

Nevada reports 838 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths Monday

LAS VEGAS — Nevada reported 838 new cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths from the disease on Monday.

UPSL expansion team, Battle Born FC, coming to Carson City

Growing community interest is essential for Battle Born FC

There's a new professional soccer club coming to Northern Nevada and it's home base will be Carson City. Welcome, Battle Born FC.

Withrow takes pride in historic accomplishment

Hard work and dedication paved the way for the ’14 DHS graduate

Over the years, Greater Nevada Field has turned into Leah Withrow’s home. Plenty of people refer to their offices as a second home, but for Withrow it’s the care and precision to detail that makes her office special.

Nevada Appeal unveils new website

The website transition for the Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier, the Lahontan Valley News and Northern Nevada Business Weekly will take place starting at 9 a.m.

Tahoe sugar pines added to list of 6 biggest in world

A big tree hunter who has been charting some of the largest trees in the West for more than a decade has added three in the Sierra Nevada to the list of tallest sugar pines known to exist in the world.

Mountain West rankings: No. 1 Boise State faces Nevada Wolf Pack

The Boise State Broncos suffered their first Mountain West defeat last week. This weekend, they come to Reno to face the Nevada Wolf Pack.

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Another winter weather advisory for Tahoe, most of Sierra

In Carson City, Tuesday’s forecast is a 50 percent chance of rain with the snow level rising from 5,500 feet to 6,100 feet.

Sheriff seeks Harbor Freight burglary suspect

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify a commercial burglary suspect from Harbor Freight in Carson City.

DETR working to fix glitch in PUA benefits system.

Nevada employment security officials are working to fix a glitch in the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance computer system.