Stories for January 2021


Friday, January 29

Unemployment claims change little in past week

PUA claims up sharply amid suspected fraud

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims for self-employed and gig workers increased sharply amid concerns many of them are fraudulent.

Mouthy passenger arrested in traffic stop, Carson City Sheriff's Office says

Carson City Sheriff's Office reports for January 23 to 28, 2021

Shutdown cuts 2020 gaming win by over a third

Pandemic-induced casino closures cut total gaming win by Nevada’s casinos 34.6 percent in calendar year 2020.

Planning Commission approves Borda Crossing tentative map

The Carson City Planning Commission approved a tentative subdivision map for the Borda Crossing residential property at the northeast corner of Silver Sage Drive and Clearview Drive.

Thursday, January 28

Past Pages for January 30 to February 2, 2021

Carson City history from the pages of the Nevada Appeal

Guy Farmer: Condemning domestic terrorism

Yes, by all means, we should publicly condemn the violent right-wing terrorists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Joe Santoro: Old Man Brady has been here before

Patrick Mahomes was all of 6 years old when Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl on Feb. 3, 2002 against the St. Louis Rams.

Strike Force says major progress being made in clearing Nevada unemployment backlog

Barbara Buckley, head of the strike force working on unemployment system issues, said Thursday they have made major strides in reducing the backlog of both regular unemployment and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims.

Planning Commission approves Eagle Valley SUP

The Carson City Planning Commission on Wednesday approved the Eagle Valley Middle School expansion project, removing a condition that would have required the Carson City School District to contribute funding to make road improvements along East Fifth Street.

December gaming win down 35.35 percent from a year ago

Nevada casinos reported just $683.7 million in win for December, 35.35 percent less than the just over $1 billion in win they reported in December 2019.

2021 Carson City Off-Road event canceled

The Carson City Off-Road, a part of the Epic Rides Series of mountain bike events and music festivals, has been canceled for 2021.

What to prune and what not to prune now

I was recently asked about what to prune now and what not to prune. Why do we prune in the first place?

WinterWonderGrass postponed to 2022

WinterWonderGrass Music & Brew Festival announced that it is postponing its rescheduled 2020 festival ahead to April 1-3, 2022

County managers optimistic for post-COVID economic success

Northern Nevada Development Authority’s annual State of the Counties event featured representatives from Carson City, Douglas, Churchill, Lyon, Storey and Mineral.

Joe Santoro: Wolf Pack now dominant program in Nevada

The string of Pack dominance started the night of Jan. 8, 2014 when the Pack snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Rebels with a 74-71 victory in Las Vegas.

Film director joins WNC for ‘College Behind Bars’ event on Feb. 4

WNC is presenting “A Community Conversation: The Power of Prison Education and Community” on Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 27

Trina Machacek: Pants are not napkins

Sometime ago there was a commercial on television for a laundry detergent that touted it could get out “ring around the collar.” Back then growing up in a house with a father who had this problem, my mother used the product to deal with the ring of the businessman.

Carson City Sheriff seeks suspects in Home Depot burglary

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify two suspects in a commercial burglary and eluding law enforcement investigation that occurred at the Carson City Home Depot, 3185 Market Street, at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan, 26.





Nevada finished 2020 with 6.8 percent fewer people working

Nevada finished 2020 with unemployment rates continuing to decline.

Charles Williams: Seeking congressional support for Fallon Range Modernization

On January 20, I concluded my tenure as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment.

Director says Nevada DETR making major progress on backlogs, delivering checks

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation told lawmakers Tuesday that despite a benefit system overwhelmed by the economic shutdown and mandates to implement a half dozen new federal programs, they have made major inroads to eliminate backlogs and get checks to more than 1 million Nevadans.

Steve Ranson

A teen center will give the older students a place to call their own.

Steve Ranson

The quad is the largest room in the building.

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Mindy Darcy, director of Operations; Shannon Goodrick, director of the Fallon Youth Center; and Gary Imelli, an FYC board member since 2004, stand in front of the new FYC building that opens for children in mid-February.

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Children have spaces to write positive messages.

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The stage includes a colorful world rug donated by retired teacher Kieran Kalt.

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Students and guest must for through a single-point entry at the new FYC.

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A multipurpose room can be used for different events as well as for meals.

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FYC has a spacious area for the learning center.

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Board member Gary Imelli, left, and Shannon Goodrick, FYC director, show new and used kitchen utensils donated by Charles Kitchen Realty in Carson City.

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The FYC building has a state-of-the-art kitchen.

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New stoves will be able to accommodate small and large groups.

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FYC will now have a spacious conference room.

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The activity room will give a chance for the youth to hang out.

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Youth will have a separate room to work on activities.


Dr. Justin Heath begins his first term as a Churchill County commissioner.

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Churchill County Middle School Principal Amy Word, who is also the niece of Shirley Walker, stands next to Liam Few, recipient of a Churchill Economic Development Authority award

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Harry “Bus” Scharmann, who has served the community on many boards and most recently was a county commissioner, received the Merton Domonske Award For a Lifetime of Service.

Tom Riggins: Interesting times

There is an old Chinese curse that says, “May you live in interesting times.”

Jeanette Strong: Tired of so much winning

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Presidential oath of office, U.S. Constitution

Richard Moreno

Historic Sherman Station Visitors Center, which serves as the home of the Elko Chamber of Commerce.


Pumba is a striking four-year-old black Lab/mix with beautiful golden eyes. He enjoys playing, running, and taking walks. Fun and very active, Pumba came to CAPS because his owner passed away. He is looking for someone who will love and care for him. Will you be that someone? Come out and meet him.

Thomas Ranson

Oasis Academy (pictured) and Churchill County Middle School have been working together to bring sports back this school year, beginning with volleyball, which starts this week with practices.

Thomas Ranson

Fallon Youth Baseball is planning on having a season this spring and online registration is open until Feb. 28 with games scheduled to begin in late March. Pictured is Mason Llamas competing on one of Fallon’s Cal Ripken all-star teams in 2019.



Past Pages for January 27 to 29, 2021

Past Pages for January 27 to 29, 2021

Nevada mine OK'd in Trump's last days may boost Biden energy plan

One of the keys to President Joe Biden's $2 trillion clean energy plan could be a mineral that lies in a salt flat above a prehistoric volcano just south of the Oregon-Nevada line.

Tuesday, January 26

Grading the Wolf Pack: Painful learning experience for Nevada

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 71-64 and 93-88 losses to the Wyoming Cowboys at Laramie, Wyo., last week:


Empire Elementary School fourth graders Denim Lehrbaum, left, Madison Fishburn and Emily Bell from Ms. Erica Meisler’s class display their COVID watches.

San Diego State University

At Wyoming last week, Nevada’s Warren Washington (shown against San Diego State on Jan. 7) “had his best week in a Wolf Pack uniform,” Joe Santoro says.

Sisolak makes Employment, Training and Rehabilitation appointment permanent

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday made his acting appointment to head DETR permanent. Elisa Cafferata has been acting head of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation since August.

2 dead in bizarre road rage crashes on I-80 west of Reno

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a bizarre road rage incident that left two California men dead after they were struck by vehicles on Interstate 80 just west of Reno near the California-Nevada line.

Rebates available for energy-efficient household heating appliances

Rebates available for energy-efficient household heating appliances

Different types of gambling, media converging for growth

The many different types of gambling are quickly coming together with each other and with media outlets — and Wall Street is taking notice.

Large demand for dermatology treatment prompts local business expansion

Skin Cancer Dermatology Institute is opening a new office in late 2021 and has chosen Shaheen Beauchamp Builders as the general contractor for the almost 8,500 square foot building in the Monte Vista Development located in northwest Reno.

Carson City Library hosts first Bionics Camp in February

The Carson City Library is bringing robotics technology and engineering to Carson City middle school students starting in February.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. TDVAM. Holiday concept. Template for background, banner, card, poster with text inscription. Vector EPS10 illustration.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. TDVAM. Holiday concept. Template for background, banner, card, poster with text inscription. Vector EPS10 illustration

Monday, January 25

Letters to the Editor for January 23, 2021

Letters to the Editor for January 23, 2021

Carson City teacher recognized for inspiring students to sustain watershed

Linda Conlin of the Dayton River Wranglers always appreciated Carson City teacher Phyllis Atkinson’s natural ability to engage students with nature at the source.

Withrow becomes only female head groundskeeper in Minor League Baseball

Gardnerville native Leah Withrow became the only female head groundskeeper in Minor League Baseball Monday.

Courtesy Reno Aces

Leah Withrow became the first female head groundskeeper in Minor League Baseball Monday after the Reno Aces promoted her. Withrow is a Gardnerville native and previously served as the team's assistant groundskeeper.

Carson City Symphony Association names Hutton chamber singers director

Carson City Symphony Association has appointed Richard “Ricky” Hutton as director of Carson Chamber Singers.

Mountain West rankings: Nevada Wolf Pack falls after sweep at Wyoming

The Nevada Wolf Pack gave their coach something to be concerned about last week.

Book by Reno doctor provides simple strategies to get moving

Thumbing through a magazine on a 12-hour flight to Denmark, Dr. Parley Anderson of Reno read an article about the negative effects of sitting. Not long after that, he would attend a conference that also addressed what people in a modern society deal with if they actually sit still for long periods.

Winter Storm Warning Sign With Snowfall and Stormy Background

Winter storm season with snowflake symbol sign against a snowy background and copy space. Snow splattered and angled sign adds to the drama.

Carson City children’s museum hosting fundraisers

The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada is kicking off its first of several fundraisers.

Tips for working from home in 2021

The global pandemic has transformed the luxury of working from home into a necessity for many businesses.

Trina Machacek: Buying unlikables

Sometimes there are things that you just can’t fix. No matter how much sugar or salt you add to a bad selection of a frozen dinner or a brand of coffee creamer it just will not sit in your mouth happily.

Nevada legislative session to start closed to public

The Nevada Legislature will limit access to the public when lawmakers convene next month to confront the coronavirus pandemic and rebalance the state budget.

Sunday, January 24

18-year-old gets DUI before driver's license, 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.

5 wounded in Las Vegas shooting; 2 in critical condition

Five people have been wounded in a shooting and two are hospitalized in critical condition but all are expected to survive, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said.

Carson Tahoe Health introduces SafeTALK program

“For those who know no hope,” writes the big-hearted donor in a note accompanying their gift.

Jim Valentine: Real estate Bundle of Rights

One of the most important aspects of real property ownership is what is known as the Bundle of Rights. These are the rights of the owner of the property.

Faith & Insight: Permission to forgive – granted

Faith & Insight: Permission to forgive – granted

Nevada's funding for higher ed cut 7 percent in budget

State funding for the Nevada System of Higher Education will drop from the $691.5 million in this year’s original budget to $637.5 in FY2022 and $639.9 in FY2023. Overall, those numbers represent a reduction of more than 7 percent in state cash.

Saturday, January 23

Guy Farmer: A somber but hopeful inauguration

I was proud to be an American on Wednesday as I watched former Vice President Joe Biden take the oath of office to become the 46th president of the United States not because I supported Biden (I didn't), but because democracy prevailed over chaos and insurrection.

JoAnne Skelly: Planning for spring landscape design

The ground is pliable. The temperature is comfortable and the outside is beckoning. The urge to plant is getting hard to resist. Yet resist we must, for this is winter after all.

Kelly Bullis: Family leave credit extended

I love to pass along good news! In these trying times, receiving good news can feel like discovering a gold mine.

Past Pages for January 23 to 26, 2021

Past Pages for January 23 to 26, 2021

Nevada lawmakers question impact of new school funding plan

Lawmakers were told Friday the governor’s recommended budget for public schools restores many of the emergency reductions made during the August special legislative session.

Roger Diez: Minden’s Thorson has good showing at Chili Bowl

A pair of NASCAR stars once again battled for the 2021 Golden Driller trophy at this year’s Chili Bowl, the annual Midget racing extravaganza.

Friday, January 22

Updated: NIAA gives one-day window for winter sports competition

Seven days after winter sports competition was supposed to start and 11 days after Governor Sisolak extended his ’30-day statewide pause,’ the NIAA once again has adjusted its winter sports schedule.

Carson City deputies looking for runaway

On December 14, 2020, Xavier Pierce ran away from his home in Carson City. Pierce is believed to be in the Carson City area and may be riding a red bicycle.

Residents near Carson City middle school cite traffic, safety concerns at meeting

Residents expressed concerns about a proper ingress and egress for traffic flow around Eagle Valley Middle School and questioned the impacts of potential growth in student population at the Carson City School District’s community meeting Thursday.

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Architect Brad Van Woert of Van Woert Bigotti, left, watches as Mark Rotter, engineering consultant, describes how a proposed access road with parking will improve traffic flow through Eagle Valley Middle School’s property Thursday at a community meeting held by the Carson City School District.

1 wrong plate, 1 fake ID, 1 charge in Ohio and no bail, Carson City Sheriff's Office says

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

Joe Santoro: Fouls plaguing young Nevada Wolf Pack

Forgive Steve Alford for cringing just a bit this season each time he hears the piercing shriek of a referee’s whistle.

Nevada added back 8,200 jobs in December; down 96,000 from 1 year ago

Nevada added back 8,200 jobs in December which officials say is a continuing indication the state is recovering.

Thursday, January 21

Nevada Wolf Pack heads to Wyoming

Two guards will be on display as Grant Sherfield and Nevada will take on Hunter Maldonado and Wyoming.

Nevada lawmakers told Medicaid will require nearly $12 billion over 2 years

Lawmakers were told Thursday that the total Medicaid budget will consume $11.87 billion over the coming two-year budget cycle, more than a third of the total state budget for the coming two years.

Insider trading sentence of Vegas gambler commuted by Trump

LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas professional gambler, real estate mogul and philanthropist who was convicted in an insider trading case said Wednesday he's grateful his prison sentence was commuted by former President Donald Trump.

Driving on an ice and snow covered road

Driving on an ice and snow covered road through the Sierra mountains on a sunny day; Carson City road sign on the right; Nevada

Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act requires restoration

I am writing you today as a wild horse and burro advocate and wildlife ecologist who is familiar with many of the herds throughout the West and has striven since boyhood to have these wonderful animals protected as viable populations in viable habitats.

Candice Vivien / Nevada Momentum

From left, Asyah Williams, Kyle Miller, and Kelsey Hein work in an EMS class at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Carson High senior’s community drive inspires winter giving to FISH

Donations collected in a community drive led by Carson High School senior Abby Golik will benefit Carson City’s transient population for several months at Friends in Service Helping and the Ron Wood Family Resource Center.

Wednesday, January 20

Dennis Cassinelli: Plenty of spirit in small Caliente

My only visit to Caliente was when a fellow NDOT employee and I went there to final out a construction project in the area in the 1970s.

Cheesecake with salted caramel sauce (recipe)

January always seems so dull after the holidays. The decorations are put away, lights taken down, and the Christmas cookies have been eaten. Now, I set my sights on what to do next to get through the darkness and cold of the remaining winter months. The mild winter this year has afforded the opportunity for trail runs and a little bit of skiing. But when my sweet tooth starts missing those cookies of Christmas past, I turn to the delicious cheesecakes made by Dana’s Desserts of Carson City. This version features a delicious salty sweet caramel sauce. Enjoy!

Nevada Athletics

Nevada center Warren Washington has averaged one foul for every 6.3 minutes of playing time, Joe Santoro writes.

UNLV drops 'Hey Reb!' mascot, keeps Rebels sports nickname

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has dropped its "Hey Reb!" mascot after nearly four decades, but it will keep its Rebels nickname.

Sports briefs: Silver Oak, MEFIYI, Carson Valley youth sports

Each passing month gets us closer to Golf Time!! The Silver Oak Senior Men’s Golf Club (SOSMGC) has officially teed it up for the 2021 golf season.

Fatal crash in Silver Springs under investigation

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving three vehicles that happened on Sunday.


Biden takes the helm as president facing pandemic, divisions

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, swearing the oath of office just before noon to take the helm of a deeply divided nation while inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

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Drivers and vehicles are lined up, waiting to leave the fairgrounds.

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Volunteers and employees from Churchill County helped administer vaccines last Thursday at the fairgrounds.

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Superintendent Dr. Summer Stephens prepares to receive her coronavirus vaccination from Beth Riley.

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Beth Riley prepares to give the coronavirus vaccine to Churchill County High School Vice Principal Mike Hogan at last week's drive-through clinic at the fairgrounds.


Greg Koenig took his oath earlier this month as the newest Churchill County commissioner.

Military authors donate to Honor Flight Nevada

Since its official rollout on Nov. 11, “Legacies of the Silver State: Nevada Goes to War” has generated more than $7,000 to Honor light Nevada, the program that flies veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the nation’s memorials built in their honor.

Photo by David Sousa

Co-authors Steve Ranson and Ken Beaton, who, along with David C. Henley, wrote “Legacies of the Silver State: Nevada Goes to War,” have donated more than $7,000 to Honor Flight Nevada. Ranson, left, and Beaton, right, made a presentation Friday to Jon Yuspa, executive director of Honor Flight Nevada.

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Summer Stephens, superintendent of the Churchill County School District, received her evaluation last week from trustees.

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New Churchill County School District trustee Gregg Malkovich, left, attended his first meeting last week. Trustee Amber Getto is to his left.


Rexy is a gorgeous two-year-old German Shepherd. She is a bit shy when meeting new people but quickly becomes your friend. She loves going on walks and is an enthusiastic walking partner. Rexy would be a wonderful addition to your family. Come out and meet her; she is excited to find a forever home. We have two adorable puppies that are super sweet and available. Details at 775-423-7500.

Richard Moreno

The statue of Comstock mining magnate John Mackay in front of the Mackay School of Mines on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

David C. Henley: Here’s hoping for a peaceful inauguration

Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States today at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Capitol.

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Construction is slated for a new CC Communications building on South Maine street.

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the city of Fallon still offered holiday cheer with the lighting of the Christmas tree.

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Early voting for the general election began in October.

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Top Gun Raceway will run races in both 1/4- and 1/8-mile formats this season after track operators voted to use the 1/8-mile distance for the ET Finals.

Past Pages for January 20 to 22, 2021

Past Pages for January 20 to 22, 2021

Donor matches $25,000 in Carson Tahoe’s 'Sponsor A Caregiver' campaign

After nearly a year rigorously addressing the community’s increased medical needs due to the spread of COVID-19, many healthcare workers are fatigued

Tuesday, January 19

Sisolak lays out plans to restore jobs, expand technical education and support small business

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday laid out plans for supporting small businesses, advanced and technical education to put Nevadans back to work and increasing access to clean energy.

JoAnne Skelly: The gardener’s New Year

Happy New Year! Many of us are glad to see the end of 2020 and hope 2021 will be much healthier and more peaceful.

Rhyolite, Nevada to be focus of online lecture Jan. 21

Jonah S. Blustain, BLM assistant field manager, will present a lecture, "More than a Ghost Town: Cultural Resource Management in the Phantom City of Rhyolite, Nevada" on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Grading the Wolf Pack: Nevada offense diversifies against Fresno State

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 73-57 and 79-65 victories over the Fresno State Bulldogs last week at Lawlor Events Center . . .

Nevada Athletics

Nevada’s Tre Coleman muscles his way toward the basket against Fresno State on Sunday.

Grading the Wolf Pack: Nevada diversifies offense against Fresno State

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 73-57 and 79-65 victories over the Fresno State Bulldogs last week at Lawlor Events Center:

Nevada Athletics

Nevada’s Tre Coleman muscles his way toward the basket against Fresno State on Sunday.

Feds award Nevada $65.8 million for public transportation

The federal Transit Administration has awarded Nevada $65.87 million in grants through the new stimulus bill to support public transportation during the pandemic.

Provided by Katelyn Welsh

Dr. Parley Anderson, owner of Active Physical Therapy in Reno, has published a book to help understand the effects of sitting on the body.

Carson Tahoe Health

SafeTALK is a suicide prevention course that empowers community members to help people in need.

Kelly Bullis: Paying back deferred Social Security

Kelly Bullis: Paying back deferred Social Security

New Allegiant flights from Jackson Hole to Reno, Las Vegas

Allegiant Air has announced new non-stop air service between Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Reno and Las Vegas beginning in June.

Monday, January 18

Jim Valentine: National Association of Realtors change

In these times of political and ideological differences being practiced, challenged and protested with a vengeance, the National Association of Realtors has taken a bold position on the speech of its purported 1.4 million members.


Donations from Carson High School senior Abby Golik will benefit local organizations Friends in Service Helping and the Ron Wood Family Resource Center.


Donations from Carson High School senior Abby Golik will benefit local organizations Friends in Service Helping and the Ron Wood Family Resource Center.


Ron Wood Family Resource Center Executive Director Joyce Buckingham and Carson High School senior Abby Golik stand in front of donations Golik provides from her community drive.


Carson High School senior Abby Golik, center, drops off donations she gathered as part of a community drive she led from Dec. 14 to Jan. 8 to Friends in Service Helping, where she met with the service organization’s staff, including operations manager Jayme Durkee, second from left, and marketing specialist Megan McKeon.

Caesars plans $47 million renovation of Reno's Silver Legacy

Caesars Entertainment has announced plans for another round of remodeling at one of its downtown Reno properties, a $47 million renovation at the 25-year-old Silver Legacy Resort Casino, the Reno Gazette Journal reported.

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Silver Legacy, seen in 2014, in downtown Reno.

Mountain West rankings: Everybody’s looking up at Boise State

The Boise State Broncos have not lost a game in nearly two months.

Nevada Athletics

Nevada’s Deandre Henry in action Sunday against Fresno State. The Pack is ranked fifth this week after two wins against the Bulldogs.

Shelly Aldean: If we can keep it

In 1787, at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was approached by a group of citizens inquiring about what kind of government the delegates had created. According to tradition, Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Sunday, January 17

Trina Machacek: Routine or rut

There is a lot of comfort in a routine. Taking a nap on the same couch with the same blanket at the same time on Saturday afternoons is a comfortable routine.

Nevada unemployment claims rise in first week of January

Unemployment claims increased during the week ending Jan. 9.

Chick-fil-A announces new Carson City restaurant to open Jan. 21

A grand opening will be held for Chick-fil-A Carson Valley, located at 4751 Cochise St., on Jan. 21.

Faith & Insight: Do you do well to be angry?

We are not the final frontier in the kingdom of God. God has other people where we live he is calling to himself, and we know this because he didn’t save you and then bring you to heaven. He left us here because we have work to do in building his kingdom, not our own.

Study: Access road can ease congestion at Carson City middle school

Improvements to traffic flow around Eagle Valley Middle School are still in the planning stages after a traffic study completed by local engineering firm Manhard Consulting.

Saturday, January 16

Guy Farmer: Trump impeached twice, but why?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hates lame duck President Donald Trump so much that she made sure the House impeached him again last Wednesday exactly one week before he abandons Washington, D.C., for his Florida golf resort as a disgraced loser, his worst nightmare.

Assaults with tire iron and machete, 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.

Rupert's Auto Body donates car to help fire victim

Rupert's Auto Body donated a car to beloved tribal elder, Dinah Pete of Woodford, Calif., on Thursday.

Past Pages for January 16 to 19, 2021

Past Pages for January 16 to 19, 2021

Nevada preparing for inauguration and upcoming Legislature

Even as the state prepares for the inauguration of Joe Biden and the protests planned for this coming week, the state of Nevada is just 15 days from the start of the 2021 Legislature on Feb. 1.

Roger Diez: Chili Bowl finale set for Saturday

Saturday is the finale of the week-long Chili Bowl Nationals Midget racing extravaganza. So far, the A-feature winners from Monday-Friday have punched their tickets to Saturday’s A-feature.

Friday, January 15

Carter Eckl/Nevada Appeal

Additional security cameras were being installed in downtown Carson City on Friday. Law enforcement reports have warned of armed protests at state Capitols across the nation, leading up to the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Wednesday.

Carter Eckl/Nevada Appeal

Additional security cameras were being installed in downtown Carson City on Friday. Law enforcement reports have warned of armed protests at state Capitols across the nation, leading up to the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Wednesday.

Carter Eckl/Nevada Appeal

Additional security cameras were being installed in downtown Carson City on Friday. Law enforcement reports have warned of armed protests at state Capitols across the nation, leading up to the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Wednesday.

Carson City Sheriff joins crackdown on distracted driving

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be joining forces with other Nevada law enforcement agencies Jan. 15-25 to be on the lookout for distracted drivers.

Five injured when car crashes through door of Sportsman’s Warehouse

Five people were hospitalized Friday after a car rammed through Sportsman’s Warehouse in the Carson Mall shopping center.

Carson City judge who denied Trump campaign appeal was threatened

Carson City's district attorney said authorities are investigating a threat made against a state judge who dismissed a lawsuit brought by President Donald Trump's campaign seeking to nullify President-elect Joe Biden's electoral win in Nevada.

Roberson dreaming big for his final season with the Wolf Pack

Nevada fullback and 2017 Douglas High graduate Reagan Roberson said the Dec. 11 loss to San Jose State – which kept the Wolf Pack out of the Mountain West Conference title game – felt like a missed opportunity.

Joe Santoro: Steve Alford is Nevada Wolf Pack's 'top weapon'

Steve Alford is doing it with mirrors, some sleight of hand, a little Hollywood CGI special effects and a whole lot of glue, tape and string this season for the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team.

Inquest ordered into Carson City stabbing death

Carson City DA Jason Woodbury has filed a petition asking the Carson Justice Court for a coroner’s inquest into the stabbing death of Clint Malone last February.

Thursday, January 14

Save fruits, veggies and turn them into a breakfast smoothie (recipe)

I don't exactly recall when it was that I decided to stop making New Year's resolutions. It was usually my intention to make a resolution that was going to be of benefit; maybe a healthier lifestyle, saving money, or cultivating better personal relationships with others.

Joe Santoro: Nevada's Sherfield leads pack for player of the year

The Mountain West lost a ton of talent after the 2019-20 men’s basketball season.

San Diego State University

Nevada coach Steve Alford directs his players last week against San Diego State. Alford is the “Wolf Pack’s top weapon this year,” writes Joe Santoro.

Carson City's man identified as body found in Douglas County on Jan. 3

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the body of a 61-year-old Carson City man was found in the area north of Cradlebaugh Bridge on Highway 395 on Jan. 3.

Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy dies in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Siegfried Fischbacher, the surviving member of the magic duo Siegfried & Roy who entertained millions with illusions using rare animals, has died in Las Vegas, his longtime publicist tells The Associated Press. He was 81.

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The Cook Bank Building in Rhyolite.

Dennis Cassinelli: Memories of visits to Ely

In keeping with my efforts to only write articles about places I have been to or experienced, I am telling about a few of my experiences in Ely.

Wednesday, January 13

Letters to the Editor for January 13, 2021

Letters to the Editor for January 13, 2021

Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei explains vote against impeachment

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., was one of the 197 Republicans on Wednesday who voted against impeaching President Donald Trump. “The culture of vengeance cannot heal, allow us to move on or unify our country,” he said.

Trump impeached after Capitol riot; historic second charge

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with "incitement of insurrection" over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.


The Carson City Library recently held its Books Like Us: Winter Reading Challenge.

University of New Mexico

Nevada’s Grant Sherfield is leading the pack of possible Mountain West players of the year, Joe Santoro writes.

Nevada National Guard to send troops to Biden's inauguration

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada National Guard will send more than 200 troops to Washington, D.C., to help with security for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20.

High Desert Grange seeks help from goat and sheep producers

The High Desert Grange is arranging to recycle Christmas wreaths from the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery and is seeking help from goat and sheep producers.


Carson City School Board Trustees Laurel Crossman, left, Richard Varner and Joe Cacioppo were sworn in Jan. 4 at the Carson City Courthouse. Varner was named vice president and Cacioppo was named board president.


Carson City School Board Trustees Joe Cacioppo, left, Laurel Crossman and Mike Walker are sworn in Jan. 4 at the Carson City Courthouse. Cacioppo on Tuesday also was named as board president this year.

Nye County GOP official's letter draws calls for FBI probe

LAS VEGAS — Nevada's two U.S. senators have joined calls for an investigation of comments by the Republican Party chairman in rural Nye County that they warn could incite violence and insurrection against elected officials.

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A graveside service for Don Gable induced military honors from the Nevada Army National Guard and the Patriot Guard Riders.

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Don Gable Jr. offered the eulogy for his father.

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A CH-47 Chinook helicopter flies overhead at Don Gable’s graveside service.

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Command Sgt. Major Michael Spaulding presents a flag to Don Gable’s daughter, Chavone.

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A graveside service was conducted recently in Yerington for Sgt. Major Don Gable, who was the longest serving Nevada Army National guardsmen when he retired in the early 1990s.

Suzann Gilliland Peterson photo

The High Desert Grange is arranging to recycle Christmas wreaths from the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery and is seeking help from goat and sheep producers.

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Cattle are being used for microRNA research to determine attributes such as meat quality and human health effects

Marie Nygren

Larry Neel’s exhibit at WNC runs through February.

Tom Riggins: What happens now?

As I said in my last column, we will now have the finest President foreign money can buy. I predict the results of the 2020 election to be far-reaching and only harmful to our liberty. What I don’t think the left understands is that it is not Trump that his supporters get behind. It is the concepts of personal freedom and liberties that he personifies.

Jeanette Strong: Corruption, unlimited

“Do you believe a president could lawfully issue a pardon in exchange for the recipient’s promise to not incriminate him?” Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.


Penny is a five-month-old gorgeous silver blue Weimaraner/hound mix. CAPS rescued her along with her siblings in a field. Penny is one of the larger females. She is incredibly soft and very sweet. She loves to walk and needs a home where she can grow and be part of the family. We have five adorable puppies that are super sweet and available for fostering. Details at 775-423-7500.

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Concrete remains of Sutro Baths, once a landmark in San Francisco.

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Fallon had a Fourth of July parade and was able to satisfy state protocols on the coronavirus pandemic.

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Both Churchill County High School and Western Nevada College had drive-through graduations.

Past Pages for January 13 to 15, 2021

Past Pages for January 13 to 15, 2021

Tuesday, January 12

Carol Perry: Things will get better

Well, last week we finally saw the end of 2020. It was a year more interesting than most thanks to a novel coronavirus, civil unrest, a red-hot stock market and a controversial presidential election.

Winter high school sports looking unlikely

Monday evening, Governor Steve Sisolak extended Nevada’s COVID-19 health and safety restrictions – which he has called a ‘statewide pause’ – another 30 days, pushing winter sports to the brink of not having organized competition this season.

Elko homicide suspect arrested in Sparks

A homicide suspect in a double shooting in Elko last week has been arrested in Sparks.

Las Vegas assemblyman resigns amid campaign finance investigation

A Nevada lawmaker resigned amid an investigation involving the use of campaign contributions that prompted law enforcement to raid his home in May.

Wolf Pack grades: Nevada needs another scorer

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 65-60 and 69-67 losses to the San Diego State Aztecs last week in San Diego:

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Nevada’s Grant Sherfield (25) scored 42 points in the San Diego State series.

Allegiant Air-FAA Penalty

File - In this May 9, 2013, file photo, two Allegiant Air jets taxi at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Federal safety regulators want to fine Allegiant Air more than $715,000, saying the discount airline failed to properly fix an engine that put out hotter-than-normal exhaust fumes. Allegiant says that it followed a procedure approved by the manufacturer and the government. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)

Sheriff says Carson City prepared for election demonstrations

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says Nevada law enforcement is fully expecting demonstrations in the Capitol over the next 10 days but that, for his department, “this is business as usual.”

Courtesy Col. (Ret.) Michael Carlson

An overhead photo of the platoon shows the first operations brief for a combat patrol on Jan. 18, 1991. The 72nd Military Police Co., of the Nevada Army National Guard deployed to Saudi Arabia earlier that month.

Courtesy Col. (Ret.) Michael Carlson

A truck brings in enemy prisoners on the third day of the ground war in late February 1991. The 72nd Military Police Co., of the Nevada Army National Guard provided armed escorts.

Sheldon Adelson

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo, U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson speaks during a news conference for the opening of Parisian Macao in Macau. Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Letters to the editor for January 9, 2021

When I was a child, the adults always said “clean up your plate, children in China are starving.” Years later I asked “why should I over eat? It will not do hungry children any good.”

Monday, January 11

Western Nevada College announces fall dean's list

Despite the changes in learning platforms brought on by the coronavirus, Western Nevada College is proud to announce that more than a third of its full-time students were still able to make the fall semester dean’s list.

Nevada Assembly leaders issue statement condemning violence in politics

Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson, D-Las Vegas, and Minority Leader Robin Titus, R-Wellington, issued a joint statement Saturday making clear they strongly oppose any violent or criminal activity by elected officials.

Las Vegas state senator resigns to join Biden administration

Nevada state legislator announced she is resigning her Senate seat to join the Biden administration. Democratic state Sen. Yvanna Cancela of Las Vegas plans to join the federal Department of Health and Human Services in an unspecified position, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

A bearded man in the clouds of steam from electronic cigarette closeup. vaping man

A bearded man in the clouds of steam from electronic cigarette closeup. vaping man

Mountain West rankings: SDSU No. 1 after sweep of Nevada

Brian Dutcher didn’t get what he wanted Saturday night in the final seconds against the Nevada Wolf Pack.

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Nevada’s Kane Milling is guarded by San Diego State’s Terrell Gomez during Saturday’s game in San Diego.

1 of 2 victims of Elko shooting dies; suspect still loose

ELKO — The search for a man accused of shooting two people in Elko has now become a search for a homicide suspect.

Nevada secretary of State issues call to respect election results

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske issued a statement calling on all Nevadans to accept the results of the presidential election. Cegavske, Nevada’s only Republican constitutional officer, said what happened in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, “was not only devastating but heartbreaking.”

Nevada Department of Veterans Services

Al Camp of Carson City is January’s Veteran of the Month.

Kelly Bullis: Employee retention credit

The continuing saga of Congress’ attempt to help small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 shutdowns in various states, including Nevada.

Ken Beaton: The things he didn’t do

“Louie, there’s a letter for you on the kitchen table.” Soon hundreds of thousands of our draft-age males received the same letter from Uncle Sam, his draft notice. The first thing Louie didn’t do was run to Canada.

Local company developing parts for new-age Army vehicle

A few miles off Interstate 80 East, tucked on Wild Horse Canyon Drive in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, is a 5,000-square-foot building with open desert spread around it.

Sunday, January 10

Carson City birth announcements for December 11 to 30, 2020

Carson City birth announcements for December 11 to 30, 2020

Trina Machacek: If you sew are you a sewer?

Many days have passed under the bridge of life since I sewed something more than a repair on a torn seam or pegged a pair of pants. Yes, pegged a pair of pants. Way before skinny jeans. That’ll date anyone.

Carson City Sheriff reports: 1 needle, 2 pipes, brass knuckles and drugs

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

Sisolak, UNR name appointees to work with Legislature

Gov. Steve Sisolak and University of Nevada, Reno officials have named appointees who will deal with the upcoming Legislature. Sisolak appointed Joi Holliday-Sparrow as his legislative director effective Jan. 4.

Claudia Saavedra named Realtor of the Year by Sierra Nevada Realtors

Sierra Nevada Realtors recognized Claudia Saavedra, 2020 Sierra Nevada Realtors president, as its 2020 Realtor of the Year.

Saturday, January 9

Guy Farmer: Insurrection on Capitol Hill

Wednesday was a profoundly sad day as shots rang out at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., when violent anarchists, not "protesters," invaded the Capitol and shut it down as Congress was certifying former Vice President Joe Biden as the next president of the United States.

Kate Johnson: Scotch eggs provide plenty of options (recipe)

It is always nice to have a breakfast item that can be made ahead and easily warmed and served in the morning. The following recipe meets this criteria but has also proven to be great for road trips.

Continued Nevada jobless claims decrease in regular and emergency programs

As unemployed workers continue to exhaust their regular and pandemic emergency benefits, the number of State Extended Benefit claims continued to increase.

Jim Valentine: New Year new forms

January of a new year and as many of you know, it’s the time of year when the Board of Realtors modifies its standardized forms that most agents use.

Faith & Insight: ‘Everything is new under the son: Reflections on the New Year’

Why do so many people celebrate, with great enthusiasm, New Year's Day? Perhaps, they celebrate what New Year's Day has come to represent. Is Jan. 2 really much different than Jan. 1? As Solomon observed, "there is nothing new under the sun."

Past Pages for January 9 to 12, 2021

Past Pages for January 9 to 12, 2021

Incoming Nevada Assemblywoman part of march to U.S. Capitol

Incoming Nevada state Assemblywoman Annie Black, a Republican from District 19, said she marched from the White House to the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, where she saw men on megaphones revving the crowd to storm the security barrier. She said she retreated to avoid being associated with the mob.

Roger Diez: Minden’s Tanner Thorson racing at Chili Bowl

Last week my countdown to the 2021 racing season neglected to mention the annual January staple, the Chili Bowl.

Friday, January 8

Carson City has PPE, heater reimbursements for businesses

Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Carson City was able to purchase personal protective equipment, including sanitizer, disposable gloves and masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizer stands, and cleaning solution to create a stock of supplies for Carson City businesses, according to a news release from Carson City.


Foundation director Niki Gladys greets guests at the annual Western Nevada College Foundation Scholarship Appreciation & Recognition Celebration in Carson City, Nev., on Friday, March 9, 2018. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum


Susan Paslov, left, talks with scholarship recipient Mariana Chavez, right, and her mom Ninfa at the "We Are Western" event hosted by the Western Nevada College Foundation, in Carson City, Nev., on Friday, March 8, 2019. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum


Jenny and Jeff Sutich, of Reno, attend the Western Nevada College Foundation Reach for the Stars fundraiser at the college's observatory Saturday, August 10, 2019 in Carson City, Nev. Photo by Candice Vivien/Nevada Momentum

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Chad Hall, owner of Rod Hall Products in Sparks, stands next to a U.S. military ground mobility vehicle with a suspension upgrade provided by Rod Hall Products.


CHS senior Jacqueline Acosta-Bruno who passed away last month after battling both cancer and COVID-19.


CHS senior Jacqueline Acosta-Bruno who passed away last month after battling both cancer and COVID-19.


CHS senior Jacqueline Acosta-Bruno who passed away last month after battling both cancer and COVID-19.

San Diego State downs Nevada Wolf Pack; 2nd game Saturday

SAN DIEGO — San Diego State scored the final seven points Thursday to down Nevada, 65-60, at Viejas Arena.

San Diego State University

Nevada’s Warren Washington dunks Thursday against San Diego State’s Matt Mitchell (11) and Trey Pulliam (4).

Accused Dayton drug dealer jailed in connection with fatal overdose

A Dayton woman is in custody after an Indian Hills man was found dead of a suspected overdose the weekend before Christmas.

Lauren Turbett: What is neuroplasticity and how can you increase it?

Neuroplasticity is defined as the ability of the brain to change and reorganize itself, allowing us to adapt to changes and experiences we may encounter throughout our life. Neuroplasticity also helps us learn new things and create connections between the regions of the brain as well as help the brain recover from injury and create more effective learning.

Joe Santoro: God-awful College Football Playoff has to stop

If you do not like the way college football determines its Division I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision) national champion, then turn off your television this Monday night. Do not watch Ohio State take on Alabama. Read a book.

Thursday, January 7

Shelly Aldean: Hopeful expectations for the year ahead

As is traditional with the arrival of a new year, many people, I suspect, have begun the tedious task of preparing a list of resolutions.

Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson to take medical leave

Las Vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson will take a medical leave after recently resuming cancer treatments, the company announced in a statement on Thursday.

Accused dealer arrested in connection with fatal overdose

A Dayton woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of an Indian Hills man, who was found dead of a suspected overdose the weekend before Christmas.

Amodei votes to uphold Biden votes in Arizona

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., voted Wednesday to uphold Arizona’s Electoral College votes for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. “I understand the frustration with a judge in Arizona expanding the time for registration, which resulted in 30,000 more people registering to vote,” he said.

Protester arrested on Nevada Legislature grounds for battery on a deputy

A self-described protester was arrested on the grounds of the Nevada Legislature on Wednesday night after refusing to cooperate and attempting to evade a deputy.

Get Healthy Carson City: Resolve to quit tobacco in 2021

A year that was dominated by COVID-19 has ended. This past year changed how we work, how we visit family, we found new hobbies and formed new habits.

Sisolak praises certification of electoral votes

Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a statement Thursday praising the certification of Nevada’s and other state Electoral College votes, officially certifying Joe Biden as the next president


Louie Muratore in his Army uniform at home after Basic Training in 1966.


Louie Muratore's hooch in-country for 12 months.


Louie Muratore was assigned to the 588th Combat Engineers "in country." The sandbags behind Louie protect the men from the shrapnel that has everyone's name on it.

Ursula Carlson: Warped, perverted, aberrant thinking

I never met the sheriff, Elton Sampson, of Montcalm County, Michigan, despite the fact that he was elected in 1950, my family’s first year in America. Elton, as he was affectionately known for the 18 years he served, had been Gen. Patton’s assistant and driver during World War II and had seen firsthand many of the prison camps after they were evacuated.

Sisolak to deliver State of the State address online

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak will pre-record his second State of the State address and publish it online on Jan. 19 as a health precaution because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday, January 6

APTOPIX Electoral College Protests

District of Columbia National Guard stand outside the Capitol, Wednesday night, Jan. 6, 2021, after a day of rioting protesters. It's been a stunning day as a number of lawmakers and then the mob of protesters tried to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Protesters swarm statehouses across U.S.; some evacuated

SANTA FE, N.M. — Protesters backing President Donald Trump massed outside statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico on Wednesday, leading some officials to evacuate while cheers rang out at several demonstrations as a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.

7 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday in Carson City, Douglas County

7 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday in Carson City, Douglas County

State issues warning after mountain lion sightings near Mound House

State issues warning after mountain lion sightings near Mound House

Joe Santoro: Alford faces 'first time for everything' with young Wolf Pack

Don’t be surprised if Steve Alford channels his inner Norman Dale at some point during this Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball season.

The Associated Press

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Vice President Mike Pence talk before a joint session of the House and Senate convenes to count the Electoral College votes cast in November's election, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

In video message, Trump tells D.C. protesters to go home

In Carson City, hundreds of supporters of President Trump are in downtown Carson City. Earlier today Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong urged residents to avoid downtown.

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A block of South Carson Street is filled with Trump supports protesting Wednesday morning in downtown Carson City.

Carter Eckl

Trump supporters crowd South Carson Street Wednesday morning as a part of protests across the nation to refute the results of the election.

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Carson High boys basketball players line up for temperature checks in Morse Burley Gymnasium. The Senators were permitted to host basketball tryouts over the weekend with limitations on contact and team-based drills.

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Starting Saturday, Carson High basketball was able to host tryouts for its potential upcoming season. Freshman Michael Hughes shoots a layup during practice while sophomore Ethan Grant looks on from his own hoop.

Avoid downtown Carson City today, says Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong released this statement Tuesday morning ahead of planned rallies in downtown Carson City today: "In anticipation of demonstrations in the downtown area, motorists and patrons are encouraged to avoid the area.

Courtesy of the Travis family

From a family trip to Oregon Coast, approximately 1968. From left Don Travis Sr., Carolyn Travis, Monica Travis, Don Travis Jr., Craig Travis and Simmie Travis.

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Former U.S. Sen. Richard Bryan meets with close friends from when they all attended the University of Nevada, Reno in the late 1950s. Bryan was in Fallon in April 2016 for the annual Churchill County Democratic dinner, now known as the Sayer-Bryan Dinner. From left are Roger Bremner, Don Travis and Bryan.

Courtesy of the Travis family

The Travis family taken in Sparks in November 2001: Bottom: Simmie Travis, second row from left: Emily Hinz, Don Travis Sr., Ben Travis, Drew Travis. Third row from left: Jennifer Travis, Kenny Travis, Carolyn Lister, Kevin Hinz, Monica Hinz. Top row from left: Craig Travis, Judy Travis, Katie Travis Matt Travis, Don Travis JR., Betsy Travis, Matt Lister, and Mike Hinz.

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As the national high-school FFA vice-president, Don Travis, second from right, meets with President Dwight Eisenhower.

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Churchill County Clerk Linda Rothery administers the oath Monday morning to Dr. Justin Heath, who was elected to the commission last year.

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Dr. Greg Koenig takes his oath Monday for the Churchill County Commission.

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Karla Kent, right, a member of the Fallon Community Theatre group, gave tours of the iconic building.

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During its open house last week, the Fallon Community Theatre showed silent movies from the 1920s.

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Michelle and Mike Berney, president of the Fallon Community Theatre group, serve cake and beverages during an open house last week.

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Fallon Major Ken Tedford, third from right, presents the Fallon Community Theatre group with a proclamation on the centennial of the first silent movie shown on Dec. 30, 1920. From left are Karla Kent, Glen Perazzo, Mike Berney, Tedford, Stuart Richardson and Gary Smith.

Cooperative Extension

Reyna Mendez and Juan Salas, business development instructors with University of Nevada, Reno Extension, will lead the online webinars Wednesday and Friday.

LVN file

Cattle are being used for microRNA research to determine attributes such as meat quality and human health effects.


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Eric Reymus Sr., left, and Geof Stark begin their 5K run.

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From left are Justin Clark, Trevor Brown and Kutoven Stevens.

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Tim Nunes stretches before his run.

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Amber Getto pins her number on.

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Dan Davis Jr. (382) checks in.

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Maria Ward nears the finish line.

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Wendy Grace and her Siberian husky leave the starting area.

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Recreation Supervisor David Ernst separates medals.

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Mark Burton pushes a stroller.

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From left are Jeff Roscoe, Michael Dowler and Emma Dowler.

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The first wave of runners take off.

LVN file photo

Residents express concerns about the Navy’s Fallon Range and Training Complex's expansion and modernization in January.

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Brock Richardson, left, and Elijah Jackson celebrate Fallon’s 3A boys basketball title in February.

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Banner Churchill Community Hospital, along with government agencies, established rules in March pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pandemic, state titles, NIAA honors highlight 2020 in Churchill County sports

Sports were thriving in Churchill County at the beginning of the year.

Thomas Ranson

The all-time leading scorer who hit the game-winner twice to beat Elko in the state championship in 2019 and 2020, Fallon's Elijah Jackson will continue his career at Southern Oregon.

Thomas Ranson

After leading the Lady Wave to its only pair of state titles, Jennifer Hucke was selected to the NIAA Hall of Fame in January 2020.

Thomas Ranson

Chelle Dalager guided the Fallon girls basketball program in the 4A before taking over the boys program when she became the first woman to coach a varsity boys basketball team.

Nevada Wolf Pack faces two-game set at San Diego State

Mountain West Conference foes meet as Nevada matches up against San Diego State on Thursday and Saturday. Both squads are coming off of victories in their last game. San Diego State earned a 78-65 home win against Colorado State on Monday, while Nevada won 84-74 over New Mexico on Saturday.

Tuesday, January 5

COVID-19 Tier 2 vaccines to be dispersed starting Monday in Carson City

Carson City Health and Human Services has announced COVID-19 vaccine distribution for Tier 2 will begin Monday.

Grading the Wolf Pack: Nevada gets a 'B' for New Mexico series

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 68-54 and 84-74 victories over the New Mexico Lobos last week in Lubbock, Texas:

University of New Mexico

The Nevada bench cheers during Saturday’s game against New Mexico in Lubbock, Texas.

Guided snowshoe trips offered by Carson City parks

Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space is offering snowshoeing trips this winter.

Quitting smoking concept. Hand is refusing cigarette offer.

Quitting smoking concept. Hand is refusing cigarette offer.

Nevada anticipates post-holiday coronavirus data swings

Nevada anticipates post-holiday coronavirus data swings

CARES Act money helps Nevadans match skills to job openings

Two agencies are joining forces using CARES Act funding to match people looking for work to available jobs.

Monday, January 4

Carson-Tahoe’s first baby in 2021 brings ‘hope for the future’ for new parents

Gabriel Michael Ehni, Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center’s first baby for 2021, was ready to come easily and happily, his mother Corinne Ehni said Friday.

Sisolak names Korbulic policy director for duration of Legislature

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named Heather Korbulic policy director for his office, effective Monday. He cited her extensive experience as executive director of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange and more than a decade of state service.

Nevada off the hook for contempt in gig workers benefits case

A Nevada judge lifted a contempt finding against the state unemployment office, saying that it complied just before Christmas with his July court order to resume paying pandemic relief benefits to thousands of out-of-work gig and contract workers.

Power of nature. Avalanche in the Caucasus

Power of nature. Real huge avalanche comes from a big mountain (Shkhara, 5,193 m), Caucasus, Kabardino-Balkaria, Bezengi region, Russia

Rams top Mountain West rankings with huge rally; Nevada fifth

The San Diego State Aztecs and Colorado State Rams proved on Saturday that no fans in the arena clearly means no home court advantage this season.

University of New Mexico

Nevada guard Desmond Cambridge Jr., flies to the hoop against New Mexico on Saturday.

No evidence Nevada systems compromised by attack on Solar Winds software

Gov. Steve Sisolak says experts have found no evidence any Nevada computer systems or websites have been compromised by the attack on Solar Winds Orion.

Sunday, January 3

Joe Santoro: Jay Norvell 'is the perfect coach' for Nevada Wolf Pack

Will Jay Norvell ever leave the Nevada Wolf Pack football program to become a head coach at another school? Doubtful. If it does happen, it will likely happen sometime after the next two seasons as the Wolf Pack attempts to maximize the end of the Carson Strong era at quarterback.

New Nevada laws include workplace safety, e-prescriptions

Now that Nevada has rung in the new year, residents of the state will pay less for electricity, have more judges in their courts and have their doctors file certain prescriptions electronically. Unlike most states, Nevada's state Legislature only meets every other year and most of the bills passed when they last met for a regular session in 2019 have already come into effect. Only a handful of other measures take effect Friday:

Retiring Carson City officer sought to change mindset about police in schools

For Carson City Deputy Sheriff Jarrod Adams, building relationships with the community’s students and guiding their understanding of law enforcement in a positive direction was a top priority when he became a school resource officer in 2015.

Saturday, January 2

Joe Santoro: 20 reasons to be excited about 2021 Nevada Wolf Pack

Twenty things to be excited about for the Nevada Wolf Pack football team as we say good riddance to 2020:

Roger Diez: A more normal racing season ahead?

Here’s wishing a Happy New Year to all race fans! 2020 is finally behind us, and there’s hope for a more normal racing season (along with a more normal daily existence). All major sanctioning bodies have released their 2021 schedules, with competitors and fans hoping that they will be able to stick to them.

Friday, January 1


New parents Shane and Courtney Gump welcomed their first daughter Harper Lynn Gump, the last baby born at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in 2020, on Thursday.


New parents David and Corinne Ehni of Carson City celebrate the birth of their son, Gabriel Michael Ehni, Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center’s first baby of 2021, born Friday. Gabriel is the couple’s first child.

Nevada Wolf Pack downs New Mexico, 68-54

LUBBOCK, Texas — Desmond Cambridge Jr. had 24 points as Nevada defeated New Mexico 68-54 on Thursday night. Grant Sherfield added 20 points for the Wolf Pack.

NHL plans February outdoor games at Lake Tahoe, including Vegas vs. Colorado

According to national sports outlets, including ESPN, the National Hockey League is planning multiple outdoor games at Lake Tahoe in February.

Wild Sharks Trade Hockey

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights center Paul Stastny (26) and Minnesota Wild's Nico Sturm (7) vie for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. The Wild have re-signed Sturm to a two-year, $1.45 million contract. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)