Stories for March 2021


Wednesday, March 31

Ken Beaton: They say it’s your birthday

What has been your experience since March 16, 2020, 381 days ago?

Active COVID-19 cases fall below 700 in Quad County Region

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 20 new cases and 70 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Wednesday.

Testimony on bill to abolish death penalty heard in Nevada Assembly

The Assembly Judiciary Committee on Wednesday heard testimony on Chairman Steve Yeager’s bill to eliminate the death penalty in Nevada.

U.S. judge blocks Nevada grazing; sage grouse totals dwindling

A federal judge has blocked a Nevada project that would expand livestock grazing across 400 squares miles of some of the highest priority sage-grouse habitat in the West and accused the government of deliberately misleading the public by underestimating damage the cattle could do to the land.

Letters to the Editor for March 31, 2021

Letters to the Editor of the Nevada Appeal in Carson City

Vietnam War vets honored for their sacrifices

More than 58,000 men and women died during one of the country’s longest wars

The day was not only for Vietnam War veterans to come together as they faithfully do but for younger generations to understand the sacrifices men and women faced in a foreign land a half century ago.

Women's History Month: Retiring Army Guard colonel says she has no regrets

First Nevada female colonel to command a brigade became a trailblazer for others

Joanne Farris doesn’t consider herself a trailblazer although she became the first woman in the Nevada Army National Guard to command a brigade six years ago.

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.

Churchill County announces this week’s vaccination schedule

Churchill County’s next date for eligible groups to receive the free COVID vaccine is Wednesday and Thursday at the Churchill County Public Health Drive-Thru site off Miner’s Road, just south of the county fairgrounds.

Child Abuse Prevention Month is April

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this is a time to remember that every person can each play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in our community.

WNC News and Notes: Fallon graduation ceremony set for May 27

Once again, Western Nevada College graduates will be able to enjoy commencement ceremonies on campus during a time when the health pandemic has severely reduced in-person events.

The Nevada Traveler: The boom-and-bust-and-boom times again in the mining town of Silver Peak

The mining town of Silver Peak, located about three hours south of Fallon, has experienced the highs, lows and now highs again of the mining industry.

David C. Henley: Removing history

Across Nevada and the nation, monuments, statues, university and high school athletic teams, mountain peaks and airports that honor historical figures and symbols which civil rights activists charge are racist and legacies of injustice are being torn down, destroyed, toppled or, in many cases, renamed.

LVN Editorial: Think twice on Innovation Zones

Every county government in Northern Nevada must take notice of what’s happening with the latest wave of technological innovations, especially when it comes to carving up more of this beautiful, rustic state.

Nevada unemployment work search requirements back May 1

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says workers collecting unemployment benefits will soon be required to prove they are looking for a job to keep getting checks.

30-time felon, suspect in area thefts arrested in Carson City

A man with at least 30 felonies who was wanted in multiple thefts in the area was arrested in Carson City recently, according to a news release from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

Watson is just fooling around

Watson here, and I am here to warn you that Thursday is April 1, April Fools’ Day. Around our house, we spend time trying to fool each other. My best move is waking mom up very early to get my breakfast. If I do it just right she does not look at the clock, and I get double breakfast. I am nobody’s fool!

Fallon’s rushing game overwhelms Fernley

Vaqueros fall to Fallon 48-19 in 3A East football

After 504 days since their last 3A encounter, the two valley rivals faced each other for the first time on the gridiron since Nov. 23, 2019, when the Vaqueros upset the Greenwave, 24-20, to capture their first state football title in 56 years.

Fall end-of-season schedule, spring sports tryouts

The abbreviated fall season is nearing its end for most sports – tennis finished last week – while the spring season is gearing up with tryouts this weekend.

Reid finishes 2nd in 3A East tournament

Fallon junior Lainee Reid shot the second-lowest score, braving the elements, in the 3A East golf tournament on March 23 at the Fallon Golf Course.

Battle for 1st ends in draw between Fallon, Spring Creek

The Lady Wave soccer team entertained first-place Spring Creek on Saturday, but the game ended in a scoreless tie after the Spartans came an interference away from winning the game in the final minutes.

Fallon upsets Spring Creek; Oasis drops non-league contest

One night after dropping a three-set match to Dayton on Senior Night, the Lady Wave volleyball team rebounded by taking down one of the top teams in the 3A East.

Past Pages for March 31 to April 2, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Get Healthy Carson City: Take down tobacco

Take Down Tobacco is a fresh take on Kick Butts Day, organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids that began in 1996 as a day for anti-smoking activism for teachers, youth and health advocates to raise awareness.

From business owners to casino workers, record number of Nevada Guardsmen put careers aside to aid COVID response

2020 marked the largest and lengthiest state activation in Nevada National Guard history — and what many might not realize is a majority of these men and women putting in long days and weekends to assist the state’s COVID response have full or part-time jobs that they had to temporarily leave.

Saying goodbye to Gather in Carson City

Spring is the time for new beginnings. But it is with a heavy heart that I must first say goodbye to Gather, a restaurant I opened in July 2018.

Tuesday, March 30

Sisolak allows contact sports to resume

As he promised March 12, Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a statement Monday allowing full and close contact sports to resume both in high schools and organized leagues and associations.

Active COVID-19 cases fall to 726 in Quad County Region

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 13 new cases and 76 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Tuesday.

Sisolak extends eviction moratorium 60 days

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday announced he has extended Nevada’s moratorium on residential evictions for another 60 days to the end of May.

Cortez Masto announces $155 million to get Nevadans to virus vaccination sites

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto on Monday announced Nevada will receive more than $155.4 million to support public transportation systems to get Nevadans to vaccination sites.

2nd case of COVID-19 variant found in the Quad County Region

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting the second case of the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant in the Quad-County Region on Tuesday.

Nevada Legislature's money committees close first budgets

The legislative money committees Tuesday began the process of closing the budgets that fund the operation of state government.

Carson City Board of Supervisors to meet Thursday

The Carson City Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 1 in the Robert Crowell Board Room of the Carson City Community Center.

Bill would eliminate per se THC in blood for DUI convictions

The Assembly Judiciary Committee was told Monday that the law saying a driver is guilty of DUI just because they have a measurable level of THC in their blood should be repealed.

Big tech, independent shops clash at Legislature over 'right to repair'

Trade groups representing big tech companies clashed with independent repair shop owners in a Monday committee hearing in the Nevada Legislature over a proposal to require hardware manufacturers give repair shops the means to fix devices like computers, phones, tablets and printers.

Existing Nevada Health Link Insurance customers can change policies, get additional subsidy starting April 1

Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Joe Biden earlier this month, existing Nevada Health Link customers will have a chance to review their health plans and possibly change coverage starting Thursday, April 1.

Experts see optimism in Virgin Hotels opening in Las Vegas

Opening a new casino resort during a pandemic isn't ideal, but Virgin Hotels Las Vegas may have found a sweet spot with the timing of its launch.

Monday, March 29

Vietnam War vets honored in Reno ceremony for their sacrifices

The day was not only for Vietnam War veterans to come together as they faithfully do but for younger generations to understand the sacrifices men and women faced in a foreign land a half century ago.

Letters to the Editor for March 27, 2021

Letters to the Editor of the Nevada Appeal for March 27, 2021

Lyon County woman is 222nd COVID-19 death in Quad County area

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

Nevada officials hopeful about virus trends amid reopening

Nevada health officials say they're hopeful about the direction of the state's COVID-19 outbreak as reported cases, deaths and hospitalization trends remain favorable and the state gradually reopens following a winter surge.

Nevada urban, rural areas square off over coyote hunt events

A debate about whether to allow organized coyote hunts in Nevada is pitting urban and rural interests against each other at the same time a state commission is considering, once again, whether to join neighboring states in enacting a ban.

After 100 years, California condor could return to Northwest, possibly Nevada

The endangered California condor could return to the Pacific Northwest for the first time in 100 years.

University of Nevada, Reno to hold in-person commencement in May

The University of Nevada, Reno will hold in-person commencement in May for the classes of 2020 and 2021, President Brian Sandoval announced Monday.

Jim Hartman: ‘30 by 30’: Conservation plan or land grab?

Ecologists contend that conserving 30 percent of the world’s land and water will protect about 75 percent of the Earth’s species.

Historic bank building in Tonopah remade into luxury hotel

One of Tonopah's biggest eyesores has been reborn as an unabashedly upmarket and up-to-date, sophisticated hotel that still reflects the initial heyday of the town's numerous boom-and-bust cycles.

Sunday, March 28

Trina Machacek: Locked in

Although I think some might think it uncultured to talk of stuff concerning the bathroom. I am going to talk about a bathroom incident so hold on to your knickers.

Get Healthy Carson City: At home poison prevention: What steps can I take to protect my family?

As reported by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, every 12 seconds someone calls a poison control center for help.

Nevada senator joins in bill to give pot businesses access to banking

Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., on Friday joined a bipartisan group of senators in sponsoring legislation that would give marijuana businesses access to banking services.

Grow Your Own, Nevada! virtual classes discuss healthy gardening at home

Gardening is a great activity that can be done at home, and University of Nevada, Reno Extension is offering online courses to teach gardening basics.

Kelly Bullis: Reading broker tax statements

When your stockbroker sends you a lot of pages, it may be tempting to throw most of them away, but every single page is valuable and should be paid attention to.

Faith & Insight: Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung. The illusion of winter's death is over. New life is breaking ground, bursting forth, budding and blooming.

Senator sees Nevada's future as a lucrative energy transmission hub for western U.S.

Nevada State Sen. Chris Brooks, D-Las Vegas, has a long-term plan for energy transmission for Nevada.

Saturday, March 27

Carson City birth announcements March 12 to 17, 2021

Carson City birth announcements March 12 to 17, 2021

Guy Farmer: Trump is gone and the media miss him

"You're gonna miss me when I'm gone," former President Trump told the media before he reluctantly stepped down on Jan. 20, and he was right. Was he ever!

Carson City road report for March 29 to April 4, 2021

Carson City road report for March 29 to April 4, 2021

Mysterious disease killing young bears in the Sierra Nevada

A mysterious disease has stricken several young black bears captured in the Sierra Nevada, and one telltale sign is their fearlessness at being around humans.

Nevada reports 302 additional COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths

Nevada on Saturday reported 302 additional confirmed COVID-19 case and 10 more deaths, increasing the state's pandemic totals increased to 302,918 cases and 5,236 deaths.

Brewery Arts Center receives grant for new video wall

The Brewery Arts Center has received a new video wall that was purchased with funding from a grant from the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation.

Wilson Canyon is a gem of a hike in the desert

The Wilson Canyon Nature Hiking Trail on Route 208 has much to offer. It’s about an hour and 15 minutes from Carson City.

Jim Valentine: The role of the lender

Real estate has many components, each requiring its special skill set. One of the most important such components is the role of the lender.

Past Pages for March 27 to 30, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Carson City elementary school wins state archery title

The Fritsch Elementary School Archery Team earned the highest marks for an elementary school in the Nevada State Archery Competition for the 2020-21 season.

Roger Diez: Let’s go racing … on dirt

Fernley 95A Speedway is under renovation with 10,000 tons of new material being added to the 3/8-mile clay oval.

Friday, March 26

Douglas seniors shine in second half

Tiger football took down Reno Friday behind some stellar performances on Senior Night

Douglas High football took full advantage of Senior Night against Reno High Friday.

COVID-19 deaths in Carson, Lyon reported Friday; active cases below 1,000

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

Douglas High School briefs: Girls soccer wins again, tennis sweeps week

Douglas High School sports had a busy last week. Here's a recap of most of the results.

Douglas’ line to be tested against Reno football

Friday will also be Senior Night for the Tigers

Douglas High draws Reno to town for Senior Night Friday night. Here's what to expect...

Senator Square: Carson High photography student wins National Gold Medal

Senator Square: CHS photography student wins National Gold Medal

UK variant of COVID-19 confirmed in the Quad County Region

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting the first case of the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant in the Quad-County Region, according to a news release.

JoAnne Skelly: Cool season vegetables

It is cool season vegetable planting time. Most cool season vegies taste best when grown in the cool spring weather. Look for varieties with the shortest maturation times from seed to harvest.

Joe Santoro: Is Musselman the best coach in college basketball?

Is there any doubt now that Eric Musselman is one of the best coaches in college basketball? He might be the best.

Chief Justice Hardesty says Nevada must fix the pandemic backlog of jury trials

Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hardesty told a combined session of the Senate and Assembly on Thursday that it’s critical Nevada restart jury trials in the state.

February gaming win down 25.9 percent because of loss on the Strip

February gaming win was down 25.9 percent compared to the same month a year ago, almost entirely because of the loss on the Las Vegas Strip.

Thursday, March 25

2 Douglas County COVID-19 deaths reported Thursday

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

Caesars puts pandemic losses at $2B, wants insurers to pay

Casino giant Caesars Entertainment Inc. is putting its losses because of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 at more than $2 billion, and is suing a long list of insurance carriers it accuses of balking at paying its business interruption costs.

Nevada Medal recipient: Science matters in daily life

Science might not provide a complete answer all of the time, but it’s the best place to start in making challenging choices in society, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, a celebrated astronaut and oceanographer says.

Recipe: For Easter, ham it is, by David Theiss

Try this great, French-inspired, ham sandwich — my version of Croque Monsieur!

Driver cuts through parking lot, is arrested on A LOT of charges, Carson City sheriff says

Tyler Mitchell Woolley, 30, was booked into custody at the Carson City Jail on felony charges accompanied with the traffic violations.

Unemployment rate continues to fall in February as jobs added back

Nevada’s unemployment rate continued to fall in February as the state added 2,400 jobs.

Carson football changes plans, heads to Spanish Springs Saturday

A COVID result with Galena forced the Senators to look elsewhere

Carson High School football will be heading to Spanish Springs for a Saturday kickoff after some mid-week changes. The Senators game with Galena is off due to a COVID result within the Grizzlies' program.

Three more Carson City teachers earn National Board Certification

Katheryn Brown, special education teacher at Bordewich Bray Elementary School, Alyssa Jensen, second/third grade Gifted and Talented Education teacher at Mark Twain Elementary School, and Jennifer Palmer, special education teacher at Eagle Valley Middle School, earned certification.

Pioneer Academy to become central hub for Carson City schools' online learning

The Carson City School District has announced it will be transitioning all full-time online education for first- through 12th-grade students through one site to be known as the Pioneer Academy starting in the 2021-22 school year.

Letters to the Editor for March 24, 2021

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal in Carson City, published March 24, 2021

Assemblywoman suggests ‘guiding principle’ for COVID funds, focus on mental health

Nevada is awaiting $4 billion from the federal coronavirus rescue package and Assemblywoman Jill Tolles, R-Reno, suggested a "guiding principle" state lawmakers should follow in spending that money.

Wednesday, March 24

Dennis Cassinelli: A backhoe with a history

After I retired from NDOT, I started my own business as a contractor. I soon found that I would need some construction equipment for the business, so I bought a 1979 Ford truck from my father and a new John Deere backhoe.

3 COVID-19 deaths reported in Carson, Lyon County

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

Stewart walkaway held in Sacramento homicide

A man who walked away from Stewart Conservation Camp was found in a Sacramento apartment.

Nevada coronavirus numbers continue to improve

Nevada’s COVID-19 test positivity rate has fallen to 4.6 percent and the 14-day rolling average of new virus cases dropped to 196, state officials said Wednesday.

Lawsuits mount for Nevada-based Real Water, amid FDA probe

Lawsuits are mounting against a Las Vegas-based bottled water brand, Real Water, amid a U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation and accusations by more people in more states that it caused liver illness and other ailments.

Online results favor Las Vegas shooting memorial at concert site

Online opinions favored putting a permanent memorial to the 2017 Las Vegas Strip massacre at the outdoor concert site where 58 people were killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, a planning panel heard Wednesday.

California duo held in Carson City mailbox robberies

A California couple was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday night after video footage at an apartment building at 900 Saliman showed them prying open the rear of the building’s mailboxes complex and taking all the mail from 23 apartment mailboxes.

Chasing ski cross dreams

Carson High graduate Noah Giron reflects on first ski cross World Cup

Carson City native Noah Giron talks to our sports director about his first experience at the Ski Cross World Cup as well as the path that brought him to be an Olympic hopeful.

Carson and Galena both eye first win

Carson High football will kickoff at 6 p.m. Friday at Galena

Carson High football eyes its first win of the season at Galena Friday night.

Nevada senators call on feds to make sure state gets its fair share of land/water money

Nevada’s U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto are calling on the Interior and Agriculture departments to make sure Nevada gets its fair share of Land and Water Conservation Fund money.

Sports briefs: Carson boys soccer wins third straight

Dayton High volleyball back to .500 with wins

Our sports briefs recap Carson High football, soccer, tennis, cross country and some results from Dayton High events from the past week

Authorities seek help in second shoe-lifting case

Douglas County investigators are seeking help in a second shoe-lifting case.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office honors women behind the badge

In honor of Women’s History Month Carson City Sheriff’s Office is commemorating Carson City’s first patrolwoman

Biden cabinet member stumps for pandemic aid, Obamacare in Carson City

In his first trip since being confirmed, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra visited Nevada on Tuesday to talk up the Affordable Care Act and efforts underway to expand coverage and reduce the cost of health care.

Past Pages for March 24 to 26, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal

VVA’s Sierra Nevada chapter hosts annual event at Bartley Ranch Regional Park

After they served in Vietnam and returned home, thousands of veterans did not receive the welcoming others before or after them earned.

Churchill County vaccination schedule set for this week

Churchill County’s next date for eligible groups to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine is Wednesday at the Churchill County Public Health drive-through site off Miner’s Road, just south of the county fairgrounds.

Sailor: Good decision to enlist in the Navy

Ferrara comes from a family of military service

Service to country is important to Stephanie Ferrara, a 28-year-old sailor and single mother who arrived at Naval Air Station Fallon in August.

Funding passed for tribal housing

Nevada tribal communities received word Friday they will receive funding for additional housing under the federal government’s COVID-19 relief act according to Nevada Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen.

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.

Western Nevada Title Company acquires new ownership and art

Casey Pomeroy, the new owner of Western Nevada Title Co., has purchased and displayed the photographs of Marie Nygren in three conference areas, now known by the themed photos as the Water, Ranch, and Desert Rooms.

Straining to understand spraining

Watson here, and I am trying to figure out what happened to my wrist. Surprisingly, it suddenly began to hurt, and I started limping. It is not as if I have been jumping from great heights or leaping from tall buildings. In fact, the only places I jump from are the couch or car.

Tom RIggins: A sad state

My recent writings have been about foibles of the Biden administration. However, our state government seems intent on making our neighbor to the west look like pikers when it comes to liberal folly.

Jeanette Strong: Help is on the way

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that the world was experiencing a pandemic.

Wintry weather doesn’t stop the Greenwave

Fallon shuts out Elko in a 3A East football game

With winter-like conditions swirling at Warrior Field on the first day of spring, the Greenwave improved to 2-0 Saturday in the COVID-adjusted football season by shutting out Elko, 33-0.

Lady Wave rebounds to hand Elko its first loss

Not even 24 hours after watching Lowry win its first game of the season, the Lady Wave turned around and upset Elko on Saturday, handing the Indians their first loss of the year.

Lady Wave soccer rolls to 3 wins, Fallon boys win 1st game

The Lady Wave soccer team continued its hottest start in recent memory after sweeping its slate of opponents last week.

Roundup: Tennis finishes season this week

The boys and girls tennis teams hosted Truckee in a unique crossover on Thursday as the season ends this week.

The Nevada Traveler: The boom-and-bust-and-boom times again in the mining town of Silver Peak

The mining town of Silver Peak, located about three hours south of Fallon, has experienced the highs, lows and now highs again of the mining industry.

Equal Pay Day: COVID-19 impacting wage gap for women

Marking Equal Pay Day on Wednesday, Nevada businesses are pausing to recognize the progress toward pay parity while acknowledging there’s more work to be done in removing financial divides between men and women.

Tuesday, March 23

Senators girls soccer starts slow, falls to Damonte Ranch

Carson High girls soccer and Damonte Ranch battled it out Tuesday as both Northern Nevada 5A teams were in search of their first win of the season.

19 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday in Quad County area

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 19 new cases and 61 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Tuesday.

Equal Rights Amendment passes Nevada Senate for second time

The proposed constitutional amendment that would put the equal rights language in the Nevada Constitution took another step Tuesday toward a vote of the people.

Nevada to receive nearly $2.2M in pelvic mesh settlement

Nevada will receive nearly $2.2 million of a $188.6 million agreement state attorneys general have struck to settle claims about the safety and marketing of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women.

Nevada lawmakers unveil 91 bills, but still extend deadline

Nevada lawmakers on Monday introduced a flurry of proposals covering topics ranging from energy to immigration in a rush toward the first bill deadline of the 2021 legislative session.

Feds want to fix canal, but Fernley lives off the leaks

Fernley is trying to block the U.S. government from renovating a 115-year-old earthen irrigation canal with a plan that would eliminate leaking water residents use to domestic wells.

Monday, March 22

Cortez Masto announces $92 million to open Nevada schools

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., said Monday the American Rescue Plan will provide Nevada with $92.7 million to support COVID-19 testing in Nevada so schools can re-open safely for in-person instruction.

Deaths of Carson City male, Lyon County female due to COVID-19 reported

Carson City HHS is reporting an additional death due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Monday.

Nevada virus positivity hits new low

As of Monday, Nevada’s positivity rate for coronavirus testing fell below 5 percent for the first time since the pandemic started.

Nowruz celebration in Carson City to benefit Veterans Healing Camp

The community is invited to the fifth annual Nowruz “New Year” Celebration Feast to benefit Veterans Healing Camp from 5-10 p.m. on March 27 at the Casino Fandango Grand Ballroom in Carson City.

Nevada announces $45M settlement with McKinsey over opioids

Nevada has struck a $45 million settlement deal with McKinsey & Co., for the global consulting firm's role in advising opioid makers how to sell more prescription painkillers amid a national overdose crisis.

Washoe County inmate walks away from Stewart camp in Carson City

The Nevada Department of Corrections said that on Sunday, March 21, a minimum-security inmate walked away from Stewart Conservation Camp in Carson City.

Gut feeling: University of Nevada, Reno professor studies microbiomes

Steven Frese, a new assistant professor for the University of Nevada, Reno, is researching how the relationship between humans and the microbes in their gut can give insight into digestion, health, infections and nutrition.

Five tips to safely filing your taxes online

It’s about that time of year again. On May 17, tax returns will be due. Filing taxes online can be a convenient option compared to mailing your returns. When taking the necessary precautions, filing your tax returns online can be safe, too.

Kelly J. Bullis: Got a fraudulent Form 1099-G unemployment benefit?

I’m now seeing several clients coming in to have their tax returns prepared, who received that infamous form 1099-G from the state unemployment office and they were never unemployed last year.

UNLV changes course to hold in-person graduation ceremonies

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas plans in-person spring graduation ceremonies in May as the coronavirus outbreak slows.

UNLV promotes Kevin Kruger to head basketball coach

UNLV has promoted assistant Kevin Kruger, putting a familiar name in charge of a program trying to regain its former luster.

Nevada reports 227 new COVID-19 cases and 1 additional death

Health officials in Nevada on Sunday reported 227 new confirmed COVID-19 cases with one more death.

Pandemic propels nostalgic collectors, investors into card-collecting frenzy

Nationwide, sports cards are booming during the pandemic, with record sales of vintage cards, skyrocketing prices for new cards and an influx of collectors — old and new.

Sunday, March 21

Ronni Hannaman: The powers of women require constant, clear and artful reinforcement

As we continue to honor women of distinction during Women’s History Month, we are reminded that all women are distinctive even though they may not have been formally recognized in the media or by their peers.

Public urination STILL a crime, Carson City Sheriff's Office says

Activity reports from the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

JoAnne Skelly: The woes caused by voles

After ground squirrels, the other problem rodents I deal with yearly are voles, otherwise known as meadow mice.

Western Nevada College notes: Biology, psychology professors receive tenure

Three Western Nevada College faculty members were granted tenure by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents at their virtual quarterly meeting March 4 and 5.

Jim Valentine: By Jim Valentine

Buying or selling real estate today is emotionally charged enough without the proverbial rumor mill adding to your discomfort.

Carson City school board to discuss tentative budget

The Carson City School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday will recognize three new Nationally Board Certified teachers, receive an update on the state of its insurance market and property and casualty program and hear a presentation on its tentative budget for fiscal year 2021-22, among other items.

Truck drivers in short supply for logistics companies

As online shopping and e-commerce booms, and businesses look to make their supply chains more agile to meet shifting consumer demands, many trucking and logistics companies have been on a roll.

Saturday, March 20

Carson City birth announcements for March 5 to 11, 2021

Carson City birth announcements for March 5 to 11, 2021

Guy Farmer: Censoring the news

Two of my favorite political columnists, liberal Maureen Dowd of the New York Times and conservative Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal, have recently denounced efforts by so-called "progressives" to censor the news.

Carson City road report for March 22 to 28, 2021

Carson City Road Report as of March 18. The following applies to March 22-28:

Joe Santoro: The best is yet to come for Alford and Nevada Wolf Pack

One of these years we would like to know why we’ve never been given an honest answer as to why Alford doesn’t want Indiana and Indiana doesn’t want Alford.

Most Nevada unemployment claimants now on PEUC program

With passage of the American Rescue Plan Act extending eligibility under the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), most Nevada claimants are now on that program instead of the regular benefits program.

Sarena Barker: Advancing online banking: Consumer adoption leaps forward during the pandemic

Plumas Bank saw the number of online transactions we processed more than double in comparison to the previous year— a 236% increase overall.

Past Pages for March 20 to 23, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal

Blockchains' proposed 'smart city' in Storey County will take 100-mile water pipeline, conservationist says

Blockchains LLC has already spent $30 million for about 7,000-acre feet of water rights for its planned “Innovation Zone” futuristic city in Storey County, whose economy would be partially based on cryptocurrency.

Roger Diez: Could NASCAR have too many for playoff?

Things returned to normal for the NASCAR Cup series last Sunday at Phoenix, as Martin Truex Jr. scored the first win by a past champion in what has been a topsy-turvy season so far.

Friday, March 19

Senators 'proud' in Friday night fight with Bishop Manogue

Carson High football head coach Blair Roman said he 'couldn't be prouder,' of the Senators after competing with Bishop Manogue Friday

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

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

Douglas High football gets 'green light'

Tigers kickoff at Damonte Ranch at 4 p.m.

The Douglas High football team got some good news as far as its clearance was concerned for its contest against Damonte Ranch.

Senator Square: Carson High announces Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to CHS’ Ananda Campbell on being awarded CHS Educator of the Year.

Virtual career fair to help Carson City students explore professional options

The Carson City School District’s Work-based Learning department will host a Virtual Career Fair, via Zoom and other virtual platforms from 9:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday.

Nevada AG charges ex-lawmaker with misusing funds, false records

The Nevada Attorney General's Office has charged a former lawmaker of misusing campaign funds and filing false voter registration and campaign finance records.

Russian man admits ransomware plot against Tesla plant

A Russian man has pleaded guilty to offering a Tesla employee $1 million to get computer malware into the electric car company's massive electric battery plant in Storey County for a ransomware attack that never happened, according to court records.

Get Healthy Carson City: Diabetes and steps for prevention

March 23 is Diabetes Alert Day. In Nevada, approximately 281,000 or 12.4% of the population has diabetes, and 35.1% has prediabetes.

Nevada lawmaker who survived massacre pushes 'ghost gun' ban

A proposal to ban build-your-own weapons known as "ghost guns" is sparking passionate for-and-against arguments in the Nevada Legislature, just over three years after Las Vegas experienced the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Clark County jobless rate still high, Lyon second highest

While unemployment numbers have come down substantially across most of Nevada, Clark County remains the problem because of the Las Vegas area’s heavy reliance on leisure and hospitality jobs.

Thursday, March 18

Letters to the editor for March 17, 2021

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal, published March 17, 2021

Trina Machacek: Security screws and boxes

In a perfect world nothing would ever need to be fiddled with. Especially by me.

Carson City passes 6,000 total COVID-19 cases

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 23 new cases and 48 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Senator football prepares for tall task in Bishop Manogue

Carson football hosts home opener Friday night at 6 p.m.

Carson High football gets a tough test in its first home game of the spring season in Bishop Manogue

Carson City native rings closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange

When the New York Stock Exchange completed its business Thursday afternoon, one of the men in the group ringing the closing bell was Sean Sullivan, son of longtime Carson City Planning Director Walt Sullivan.

Carson City preschool holds final Leprechaun Parade

Kinderland Nursery School’s annual Leprechaun Parade took its hearty exit Thursday with 19 eager participants by scooter, tricycles, wagon or on their own two feet around the block, and their families cheered them on with every lap.

Sisolak: 1 million Nevadans have received at least one COVID vaccination

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday that more than 1 million Nevadans have received at least one shot of vaccine.

Carson City supervisors vote down zoning review committee

A plan to create a new committee to review land zoning in Carson City failed at the Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday.

Watercolorist’s painting donated for Carson High fundraiser

The Nevada Artists Association will raffle off a painting by former watercolor impressionist Lady Jill Mueller with funds to benefit Carson High School’s art department this summer.

Nevada Assembly speaker healing from prostate cancer surgery

Nevada Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson is recovering after receiving surgery for prostate cancer this week

IRS will delay tax filing due date until May 17

Americans will be getting extra time to prepare their taxes. The Internal Revenue Service says it's delaying the traditional tax filing deadline from April 15 until May 17.

Carson City Sheriff's Office seeks juvenile runaway

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance with locating a runaway juvenile.

Some public lands in Lyon, Washoe counties closed to overnight camping

The Bureau of Land Management is closing sections of public land in Washoe and Lyon counties to overnight camping because people are violating the 14-day camping limit.

Stewart Father’s Day Pow Wow canceled due to COVID-19

The Nevada Indian Commission will cancel the 2021 Stewart Father’s Day Pow Wow, according to a news release.

Wednesday, March 17

First half fireworks carry Carson High boys’ soccer

Carson High boys soccer took full advantage of their first home game of the season Wednesday night.

‘Notable Women of Eagle Valley’ exhibit opens Saturday

The Carson City Historical Society will unveil a new exhibit, “Notable Women of Eagle Valley,” on Saturday, March 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Carriage House (behind the Foreman/Roberts House), 1207 N. Carson St.

Dennis Cassinelli: Gardnerville, Minden and the Dangbergs

The history of Douglas County begins with the arrival of the Fred Dangberg family in 1853.

Sisolak accepts Biden challenge to open vaccinations to all by May

Gov. Steve Sisolak said Wednesday that, beginning March 22, he is opening up vaccinations to all Nevadans aged 16 and up with underlying conditions.

Nevada State Bank in Fernley robbed

At approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday, deputies with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 250 Highway 95A Fernley for a bank robbery at the Nevada State Bank.

21 new COVID-19 cases in Quad County area Wednesday

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 21 new cases and 51 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Foster dogs 'tie the knot' in Carson City

The Nevada Humane Society celebrated the “marriage” of the foster dog couple staying with Carson City residents Tom and Suzanne Webb.

Amendment would reset taxable value of property upon resale

Sen. Julia Ratti, D-Sparks, on Wednesday introduced a constitutional amendment that would reset the taxable value of existing homes to market value when they are sold.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office warns of identity theft scams

Criminals often call and represent themselves as agents from the Internal Revenue Service or the Social Security Administration and threaten to freeze assets or claim your Social Security benefits have been compromised.

Sisolak expected to update vaccine eligibility timeline

Gov. Steve Sisolak is expected to announce a timeline to make vaccines available to those who are not yet eligible in Nevada at a 5 p.m. Wednesday news conference as governors throughout the U.S. work to meet the May 1 vaccination goal that President Joe Biden announced last week.

Kieckhefer proposes independent reapportionment commission

Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno, on Wednesday introduced a proposed constitutional amendment that would put the control over reapportionment in the hands of an independent redistricting commission.

Nevada lawmakers weigh proposals to curtail transparency

Nevada lawmakers are considering proposals to add exemptions to state laws requiring transparency from government officials.

Past Pages for March 17 to 19, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

NDOT to transition the Dixie Valley Road this spring

New bus service offered between Reno and Las Vegas

The Dixie Valley Road 30 miles east of Fallon is scheduled to be transitioned from a paved to gravel road as the Nevada Department of Transportation removes and pulverizes the aging asphalt surface.

Wednesday recognizes the nation’s Small Business Development Centers

Saint Patrick’s Day not only celebrates the Luck of the Irish, but it also the day to recognize the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and how they can work with small and large communities.

Online sessions to help businesses with human resources challenges and more

For those opening or owning a business, understanding the pros and cons of forming an LLC, or limited liability company, for the business is essential.

National photo campaign honors veterans

Ceremony recognizes 39 women who work for the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System

RENO — A ribbon cutting March 8 marked the official opening of a 39-photograph display honoring female veterans who work in every department for the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno.

Churchill County vaccination schedule for this week

Churchill County’s next date for eligible groups to receive the free COVID vaccine is Wednesday at the county fairgrounds.

Churchill County 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.

Slainte to the dogs of Ireland

Watson here, Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and happy birthday to me! Yes, I am your very own leprechaun, and I bet you did not even know I am Irish. Well, Ireland is full of surprises, and dogs are one of them. St. Patrick may have driven the snakes out of Ireland, but, for sure, he let the dogs in.

UNR Extension offers Gardening in Nevada classes

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

LVN Editorial: Legislature must look at DST

The Democratic leadership in the state Legislature appears to be punting at midfield again, unable or unwilling to look at issues affecting many of their citizens … and that includes people in counties other than Clark and Washoe.

Greenwave rolls in football season opener

Strasdin, Andrews lead Fallon over Spring Creek, 44-7

Fallon quarterback Avery Strasdin celebrated hits 18th birthday, but it was Levi Andrews who blew the candles out on Spring Creek at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.

Lady Bighorns off to hot start

The Lady Bighorns volleyball team scored the biggest win in program history Friday when it came from behind to edge 2019 state semifinalist Smith Valley in five games.

Fallon to allow Fernley fans in next home game

The Churchill County School District during Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting approved the high school's proposal to include two visiting fans per Fernley senior for the cross-valley rivalry football game on March 27 in Fallon.

Spring Creek sweeps Fallon soccer teams

For 56 minutes, the Spring Creek and Fallon girls soccer teams played a scoreless draw. However, the Lady Spartans got back to basics — simplifying the game with fundamentals — and flurried with three second-half goals on their senior day, which they dedicated to the late Ethan Lulay, a Spring Creek High School Class of 2020 graduate.

Roundup: Lady Wave tennis remains undefeated

With their season nearing the midway mark, the Greenwave boys and girls tennis teams swept Incline and Hug last week.

Greenwave Hall of Fame accepting nominations

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

Nevada Traveler: Where it all began: Reno’s Riverside Hotel

Much of Reno’s early history is intertwined with the city’s Riverside Hotel. Still a majestic sight, the six-story brick structure with Gothic terra cotta decorations was built in 1926-27, then expanded in 1931 and again in 1950-51.

Amendment would make Board of Regents statutory instead of constitutional

A constitutional amendment is designed to end the long-standing dispute over how much autonomy the Board of Regents and Nevada System of Higher Education have.

Tuesday, March 16

Tigers quench thirst for first win

Douglas High girls soccer was finally able to find that first win this season against Bishop Manogue Tuesday night.

AG asks authority to investigate police agencies for flawed policies

Attorney General Aaron Ford on Tuesday asked the Assembly Judiciary Committee to authorize his office to conduct “pattern and practice” investigations of police agencies in the state that are accused of flawed policies and procedures that deprive people of their rights.

Inmate from Washoe County found dead in Nevada prison cell

A Nevada Department of Corrections inmate was found dead in his cell at High Desert State Prison in Southern Nevada from an apparent homicide Sunday.

3 new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday; active cases below 1.400

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 3 new cases and 52 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Tuesday.

Nevada Secretary of State says far fewer GOP election complaints than claimed

The Secretary of State’s Office says a review of four boxes of election complaints shows there were far fewer valid complaints than claimed by Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald.

Suspect surrenders in standoff, chase from Reno to Carson City

About 6:45 p.m. Tuesday night, the suspect surrendered to authorities, peacefully. The standoff lasted about two hours.

Nevada unemployment officials awaiting guidance on extended benefit programs

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says the American Rescue Plan Act extends regular unemployment and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance programs through the week ending Sept. 4.

Bill would protect juveniles’ Fifth Amendment rights

Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner, R-Reno, joined by public defenders across the state, called on lawmakers to pass legislation designed to make sure juveniles younger than 18 don’t waive their Fifth Amendment rights without first talking to a parent, guardian or an attorney.

Varsity Tiger football team quarantined after positive coronavirus test

A single case of coronavirus in Douglas High School’s varsity football program will result in a 10-day quarantine under the state’s emergency directives.

Scrapped Vegas pipeline looms amid swamp cedar debate at Legislature

The shadow of a controversial plan to pipe groundwater from rural Nevada to Las Vegas looms as state lawmakers Monday weighed two proposals to protect groves of swamp cedar trees considered sacred.

Carson City closes Fuji Park floating dock

The floating dock in Baily Fishing Pond at Fuji Park and Fairgrounds has broken free from its concrete anchors and sustained further damage where the dock attaches to the shoreline, according to a news release from Carson City.

Carson City supervisors meet Thursday

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

Ammon Bundy arrested after missing trial on trespass charge

Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy was arrested Monday after failing to attend his trial on charges that he trespassed during an Idaho legislative session last fall.

Business capacities up to 50% in Nevada as coronavirus cases decline

As customer capacity increased to 50% at casinos, businesses and restaurants, Nevada health officials said Monday they will begin to give back to counties oversight of coronavirus prevention measures.

Nevada bill would restrict agencies that collect medical debt

Sen. Marilyn Dondero Loop, D-Las Vegas, on Monday introduced a bill that would sharply restrict some practices of agencies that collect medical debt.

Monday, March 15

Active COVID-19 cases in Quad County area fall below 1,500

Carson City Health and Human Services reported 12 new cases and 56 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Monday.

Douglas only county flagged for COVID-19 risk

Nevada virus numbers continue to improve with only Douglas County now flagged for risk of elevated transmission.

Carson City Republican Women's Club donates to library

The Mamie Eisenhower Literacy Program as listed in the National Federation of Republican Women's programs (MELP) has been a project of the Carson City Republican Women's Club for many years.

Nevada lawmakers postpone deadline to introduce bills

Legislative leaders on Monday postponed the deadline for Nevada lawmakers to introduce bills for them to be considered in the current 120-day legislative session.

Bill would abolish Nevada death penalty

Sen. James Ohrenschall, D-Las Vegas, on Monday introduced a bill that would eliminate the death penalty in Nevada.

Carson City Health and Human Services expands vaccine eligibility

Carson City Health and Human Services announced Monday that Utilities and Communications Infrastructure workers are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Nevada's Amodei says coin bill could save U.S. millions

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., says the bill to change the composition of U.S. coins could save millions.

Arsonist convicted in Lovelock fire that damaged 3 buildings

Oscar Cruz-Gonzales has been sentenced to 5-15 years in prison for three counts of first-degree arson for setting fire to three buildings in downtown Lovelock in November.

UNR study: Cactus pear drought-tolerant crop for sustainable fuel and food

Researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno believe the plant, with its high heat tolerance and low water use, may be able to provide fuel and food in places that previously haven’t been able to grow much in the way of sustainable crops.

Regional manufacturers rethink, retool business models to overcome pandemic problems

Northern Nevada manufacturers rethink, retool business models to overcome pandemic problems

Sunday, March 14

Waiting for kickoff: Nevada Wolf Pack’s 2021 season could be best ever

The 2021 Nevada Wolf Pack football season can’t get here fast enough.

Carson High students design book covers, earn contracts with publisher

Carson High School seniors Jaden Anderson, 17, and Damien King, 18, have earned contracts with the Three Ravens Publishing Company for their work in creating designs for a new epic fantasy novel

Nevada's Rosen introduces bill to strip pensions from criminal members of Congress

U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada, and Rick Scott, R-Florida, have reintroduce their bill that would strip members of Congress of their pensions if they are convicted of bribery or other crimes related to their official duties.

Kelly Bullis: Larger charitable contribution alternative

I get to see all my clients (seemingly almost all at once) and most of them are very charitable. Large donations to church, but a lot of time also to other charities.

Ronni Hannaman: Nonprofits the soul of every thriving community

The soul of any community is easily revealed by how residents care for those less fortunate, whether through tax-funded social programs or through the variety of nonprofits dedicated to providing a service for almost any need.

Faith & Insight: Time to break out

Two thousand years ago, Christ died and a movement was spurred into action. The pioneers for the movement of God and what would become known as the capital “C” Church had small beginnings.

Monday deadline for bill introduction at Nevada Legislature

Monday is the first major deadline for the 2021 Legislature — the deadline for lawmakers to introduce their personal bills.

Saturday, March 13

Carson City birth announcements for February 26 to March 3, 2021

Carson City birth announcements for February 26 to March 3, 2021

Guy Farmer: President Biden's border crisis

Today's illegal immigrants are the "wretched refuse of their teeming shores" that American poet Emma Lazarus wrote about in the 19th century, the kind of immigration we don't need in the 21st century.

Carson City road report for March 15 to 21, 2021

Carson City road report for March 15 to 21, 2021

Nevada lawmaker proposes setting sun on clock changes

At 2 a.m. Sunday, when clocks spring forward an hour for the start of daylight savings time, Nevada state Sen. Joe Hardy hopes it will be one of the last times residents have to change their clocks.

Grading the Pack: Bench struggles as Nevada eliminated from Mountain West Tournament

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 89-82 victory over the Boise State Broncos and 77-70 loss to the San Diego State Aztecs on Thursday, Friday in the Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas. . . .

Carson High grad Britt becomes two-time All-American

Carson High graduate Ashley Britt is doing big things at Lewis-Clark State College, including earning two All-American honors last weekend.

Seeing the view of Carson City from the top of C-Hill

C-Hill is a prominent Carson City landmark that overlooks the city. The hill sits at about 5,775 feet and it is a popular destination for mountain biking and hiking.

Jim Valentine: Each transaction is different

Regardless of how many homes you buy or sell in your lifetime, each transaction will be unique. They may be similar due to your personal circumstances and preferences, but there are many factors that will change that you won’t have any control over. Realizing that and proper adaption will help you achieve your objective.

New Reno to Las Vegas bus route starts Monday; stops in Fallon, Fernley

The state Department of Transportation and a private transit operator are launching new bus service to connect rural and urban areas in Nevada, including a daily round-trip route from Reno to Las Vegas with several stops in smaller towns along the way.

Past Pages for March 13 to 16, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal

Unemployment claims rise even as Nevada adds jobs

Initial claims for unemployment benefits increased in the week ending March 6.

Roger Diez: Second chance pays off for Larson

Kyle Larson is back! The young NASCAR star became the fourth different winner in the NASCAR Cup series this season, earning a place in the playoff field.

Friday, March 12

Miners capitalize on miscues in win over Douglas

Tigers play inspired second half despite trailing

Douglas High football had its hands full with Bishop Manogue Friday, but still showed flashes of brilliance in the Northern Nevada showdown.

Not a guarantee; Nevada casts May vaccines mark as a target

Nevada's top coronavirus official didn't guarantee Friday that the state can meet President Joe Biden's goal of offering a vaccination to every adult who wants one by May. But he said the target was "giving us something to all work towards."

11 new COVID-19 cases in Quad County region Friday

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 11 new cases and 58 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Friday,

JoAnne Skelly: Let’s talk herbicides

Weeds can be annual plants that grow and die in one year, biennials that grow leaves the first year but bloom and seed the second, or perennials, which come back year after year.

Carson City schools reward reading with principal slimings, danceoff

Three million words and 50,000 minutes’ worth of reading. That’s all it took to get some principals and vice principals slimed and grooving on Friday, and the students at Fremont and Empire elementary schools loved it.

Nevada Democrats punt tax hike proposals to voters in 2022

Two tax proposals backed by Nevada's largest teachers' union will appear on the ballot in the 2022 election after the Democrat-controlled state Legislature decided not to take action on them by a Friday deadline.

Senator Square: Carson High beginning to emerge after invasion

News and notes from Carson High school in Carson City, Nevada

Thousands of ideas offered for Vegas mass shooting memorial

More than 5,100 responses have come in to a panel planning a permanent memorial to the 2017 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that became the deadliest in modern U.S. history.

Teri Vance: A year’s worth of a pandemic

It’s been a year since the world shifted. What we thought initially would be a couple of weeks, then maybe a few months, has now been one year that we’ve quarantined, worn masks and remained socially distant.

Taking down the reigning regional crown

Douglas High football will hope to pull an upset Friday at Bishop Manogue

Douglas High football prepares for the reigning regional champs in Bishop Manogue

Carson City Historical Society presents, "Lessons From The Cemetery," on March 18

The Carson City Historical Society will present its third lecture of 2021, "Lessons From The Cemetery," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18 on Zoom.

Nevada Wolf Pack faces San Diego State in Mountain West semifinals

A spot in the Mountain West Conference championship game is on the line when Nevada (16-9, 11-7) and San Diego State (21-4, 15-3) face off tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas in the MWC tournament semifinals.

Ken Paulson: Let government know who’s boss

The need to fight for government transparency is reaffirmed each year during Sunshine Week, a national awareness event overseen by the News Leaders Association and keyed to the March 16 birthday of James Madison.

Nevada awarded up to $100,000 for workforce innovation funding

The state of Nevada has been awarded up to $100,000 in grant funding to support workforce development programs.

2 held for home invasion at wrong home, Carson City Sheriff's Office says

Crime reports from the Carson City Sheriff's Office

Thursday, March 11

25 new COVID-19 cases; vaccine eligibility expanded in Quad County area

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 25 new cases and 57 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Sisolak gets COVID-19 vaccine beside grocery workers

Nevada's governor rolled up his left sleeve and got a coronavirus vaccination Thursday along with grocery workers at a Las Vegas-area supermarket

Bill would prohibit rating police officers by counting citations and arrests

The Assembly Government Affairs Committee was urged Thursday prohibiting law enforcement agencies from counting citations and arrests to rate police officers’ performance.

Nevada Supreme Court mulls appeal in 4 Douglas County, Reno killings

Nevada's Supreme Court wants to hear directly from lawyers on both sides in a death penalty dispute over how much more time public defenders should have to try to prove a Salvadoran immigrant is intellectually disabled and can't be executed if convicted of four 2019 Nevada killings.

Teri Vance: More consideration to Nevada Day

I invited the community to weigh in on the proposal to move the celebration of Nevada Day from the last Friday in October back to its original day on Oct. 31.

Sisolak announces first batch of small business grants

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday announced the first batch of small business grants under the Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) program.

Open burning allowed in Carson City March 13-April 4

The Carson City Fire Department will allow open burning March 13 to April 4

Nevada Democratic Party in upheaval after progressive takeover

The state Democratic Party in Nevada has for years been among the strongest in the country, buttressed by the state's powerful former senator, Harry Reid, and credited with helping Democrats chalk up wins in the swing state since 2016.

Western states chart diverging paths as water shortages loom

As persistent drought and climate change threaten the Colorado River, several states that rely on the water acknowledge they likely won't get what they were promised a century ago.

Wednesday, March 10

Dennis Cassinelli: Fallon: The oasis of Nevada

Fallon is the county seat of Churchill County and is known for agriculture and livestock in the Lahontan Valley.

20 new COVID-19 cases in Quad County area Wednesday

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 20 new cases and 61 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Wednesday.

Carson City school board votes to expand in-person learning to seventh, eighth graders

The Carson City School Board voted Tuesday to open school to students in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade Tuesdays through Fridays as of March 23.

Get Healthy, Carson Citry: It takes guts to talk about colon cancer

It is estimated that 1,480 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in Nevada this year, and nearly 600 people will die from the disease.

Nevada lawmakers review legislative budgets

Lawmakers on Wednesday reviewed the proposed $73.38 million biennial budget of the Nevada legislative branch.

Nevada senator introduces bill easing path for rural counties to get federal grants

Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada and Steve Daines of Montana, both Democrats, have re-introduced legislation designed to make it easier for small counties with large percentages of federal land to reduce the federal match requirements and be prioritized for financial support in their efforts to get control of federal land.

Carson City's Sonoma Park to close March 22-April 13

Carson City will close Sonoma Park to rehabilitate the heavily used lawn areas

Letters to the Editor for March 10, 2021

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal

Lawsuit against Reno over flooding of homes now in U.S. court

Dozens of residents who are suing the city of Reno over the flooding of their homes in 2017 are moving to federal court in a complex case that could cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

‘Lifeblood of the valley’

SNOTEL readings assist farmers with their planning

Southeast of the Mount Rose summit, equipment nestled in deep snow offers daily reports on the snowpack and water content not only at this remote location but across the Sierra Nevada and other mountain ranges in the Silver State.

Past Pages for March 10 to 12, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

High Desert Grange thanks front line heroes

“Thank you.” We often use these two little but powerful words that mean so much. They convey gratitude for helping us attain a goal, obtain something we desire, recognize someone’s support, acknowledge someone’s words of encouragement. And so much more.

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.

Churchill County now serving ages 55+ for vaccines at fairgrounds

Churchill County’s next dates for eligible groups to receive the free COVID vaccine will be Thursday, March 11 at the county fairgrounds. Please enter the fairgrounds via Miner’s Road off Hwy 95 South. Vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis with limited availability.

POW tells of her resilience and faith

Johnson addresses Veterans Women Conference hosted by NDVS

Within a week of the U.S. military’s “shock and awe” campaign in Iraq to find weapons of mass destruction and oust then-President Saddam Hussein, Iraqi forces ambushed a convoy and captured a number of U.S. Army soldiers near Naisiriyah.

Jeanette Strong: Rebuilding a government

“In making appointments as a new president, Biden has a much tougher job than Trump. It’s harder to rebuild a government than it is to ransack, demoralize and hollow a government out,” Presidential historian Michael Beschloss, New York Times, Jan. 27.

Tom Riggins: Biden’s actions speak volumes

I decided after the election to wait and see what the new president would do before I started in on his administration. After all, actions count. Well, it didn’t take long for the Biden administration to prove the worst fears of many, including me.

Celebrate K9 Veterans Day

March 13 is K9 Veterans Day. This is an unofficial holiday created by Joe White, a Vietnam War veteran, dog handler and patriot. The idea is to commemorate the dogs who have served in the various branches of the military.

Lady Wave soccer sweeps Elko, Dayton

The Lady Wave soccer team got off to a strong start to the abbreviated fall season.

Lady Wave tennis edges Wooster in tiebreaker

The Lady Wave tennis team picked up a pair of wins, including a tiebreaker, to open its fall season. Fallon handed Sparks a 12-6 defeat in Thursday’s season opener at the Reno Tennis Center before edging Wooster, 10-9, on Saturday in Fallon.

Fallon football faces Spring Creek in home opener

For the first time since November 2019, the Greenwave football team was back on the field.

No love like theirs: Pilot project of Nevada Appeal’s early owners a glimpse into history

Communications through 1866 are now being recorded as part of a Special Collections and University Archives project through the University Libraries.

Crowdsourcing the Henry and Nellie Mighels project: What’s in it for collaborators?

Transcribing isn’t necessarily a solo project, and it certainly hasn’t been in the case of the Henry and Nellie Mighels project, University of Nevada, Reno, Special Collections librarian Donnie Curtis says.

Tuesday, March 9

Douglas volleyball takes five-set thriller from Carson

Douglas High School volleyball needed all five sets against Carson High Tuesday.

52-year-old Gardnerville man dies in Sunday crash

A 52-year-old Gardnerville man died on Sunday in a crash on Highway 50 near Zephyr Cove. Rafael Cortez died at the scene when the Toyota Tacoma pickup he was driving was involved in a crash with a silver 2015 Subaru Impreza.

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

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 11 new cases and 48 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Nevada officials back raising size of projects to trigger prevailing wage

City and county officials across the state Tuesday urged approval of a bill that would significantly raise the size of projects that require contractors to pay prevailing wages.

Briefs: Carson's Beglin shoots a 68, other area scores from weekend

Here's a look at scores from around the area from the past few days

Senator football looks for growth in four-game season

With 17 sophomores on the roster, Carson determined to find building blocks

Carson High football will be looking to make the most of its four-game spring season as the Senators hope to gain its youth plenty of on-field experience.

Nevada, union reach tentative pact on collective bargaining

Nevada and the largest union representing state employees said Tuesday they've reached agreement on a collective bargaining pact to be offered for ratification by rank-and-file workers.

Nevada universities plan to offer in-person classes in fall

The University of Nevada, Reno has announced it will offer primarily in-person classes and student services when the fall semester starts in August.

Speed, icy conditions blamed for 17-vehicle pileup north of Reno

One person was seriously injured Tuesday in a 17-vehicle pileup blamed by the Nevada Highway Patrol on excessive speed and icy conditions on southbound U.S. 395 in Reno's northern outskirts.

Nevada Wolf Pack’s Grant Sherfield named Mountain West newcomer of year

For the fourth time in five seasons, a Nevada men's basketball player claimed the Mountain West newcomer of the year award as sophomore point guard Grant Sherfield was honored Tuesday.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack draws ‘devastated’ Boise State

The Broncos, the Wolf Pack’s first opponent in the Mountain West tournament Thursday (2:30 p.m.) at Las Vegas’ Thomas & Mack Center.

Nevada bill would bar offensive school mascots, place names

Nevada lawmakers are considering legislation that would require schools to get rid of racially discriminatory logos and mascots and require officials to push for the renaming of mountains, trails or any other geographic points with racially offensive names.

Nevada COVID-19 vaccinations rise to 1 in 6 people statewide

Nevada health officials reported Monday that about 1 in 6 people statewide has received at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine since shots became available in mid-December.

Monday, March 8

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

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting 21 new cases and 56 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region on Monday.

Nevada top court considers creating water law commission

The Nevada Supreme Court has held a public hearing on a petition that would create a commission to study how complex water cases in the state are decided.

Carson City gets wind advisory; Tahoe could get foot of snow

Colder weather, strong gusty winds and periods of snow are expected much of the week across parts of northern Nevada, including Lake Tahoe, where more than a foot of snow is possible Tuesday into Wednesday along the ridge of the Sierra.

Nevada Wolf Pack 4th in final Mountain West rankings

Columnist Joe Santoro's weekly rankings of the men's basketball teams in the Mountain West Conference.

Nevada Lawsuit cites EPA, state concerns about lithium mine

Another federal lawsuit challenging the construction of a huge Nevada lithium mine approved in the final days of the Trump administration says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state wildlife officials repeatedly warned the plans don't comply with laws protecting water and wildlife near the Oregon line.

Nevada Democrats elect Sanders-aligned progressive as chair

The head of the Clark County Democratic Party has been elected as the chair of the Nevada State Democratic Party.

Social workers keeping closer eye on Carson City students’ mental health

Carson City School District’s case management for students in terms of academic, mental and social anxiety has changed with the pandemic, but school social workers are doing what they can to connect youth to the right resources, program manager Dave Caloiaro says.

Capital City Brewfest to take place Aug. 28

Get ready to say cheers! The Capital City Brewfest is returning to Downtown Carson City this summer. This year’s event will take place Aug. 28 from 3-8 p.m..

Nevada adjusts distance rules, Las Vegas shows to return

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed an emergency order adjusting the minimum distance between performers and audience members that previously challenged the return of productions in Las Vegas.

Report: Cost to make Nevada schools average in US tops $800M

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada public schools have too many students per classroom and too few teachers and support staff, according to a study released Friday that projects the added cost of meeting the national student-to-teacher ratio average at about $800 million.

Sunday, March 7

Nevadans in Congress proposing big new federal lands bill

Nevada's entire congressional delegation, governor and several advocacy groups have lined up behind a bid for Congress to set aside vast federal lands in Clark County for conservation and recreation while freeing some for development around Las Vegas.

Nevada, UNLV each to face Pac 10 and Big 12 football teams

RENO — Nevada and UNLV each will play non-conference football games against teams from the Pac 10 and Big 12 in September.

Carson High boys soccer sets postseason goals for 2021

Carson High boys soccer has a few freshman on the team for the first time ever. The Senators sights are still firmly set on the postseason.

Galena edges past Carson volleyball in season opener

Senators anxious to battle for postseason

Carson High volleyball takes on Douglas Tuesday with hopes of proving they are capable of making a run in the postseason.

Douglas High boy’s soccer ready for Class 3A challenge

Douglas High boys soccer is ready for its Class 3A challenge that awaits in the 2021 shortened season

Douglas High volleyball figuring it out on the fly

Douglas High School volleyball is set to take on Carson High Tuesday. Here's a look at what the Tigers are expecting to see on the court this season.

WNC News and Notes: Western Salutes 11 Graduates of Paramedicine Program

They are inspirational and essential to critical health care in Northern Nevada. As first responders, they will perform life-saving tasks in extremely stressful circumstances.

Clear Creek Tahoe surpasses $116 million in sales during 2020

Clear Creek Tahoe, a private residential community located on the eastern slope of the Carson Range, had a record-breaking year of sales in 2020, with 14 new homes and 99 home sites totaling more than $116 million in sales volume closed or in escrow, according to a news release from the company.

Carson City Road Report for March 8-14

• Clearview Drive will have reduced travel lanes and flagger controls between Curry Street and S. Carson Street, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for utility work. Driveway access may be restricted, and the bus stop along westbound Clearview Drive will be closed.

Ken Beaton: March on Women

A good story can come from any place, even a 2021 “Heroes of World War II Commemorative Calendar.” The month of November featured Capt. Lillian Kinkella Keil, a WAC flight nurse. I decided to combine Lillian’s story with two other women who served in WWII, a native Nevadan and a citizen of Nevada for Women’s History Month.

Honoring Carson City women business owners on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is Monday, March 8, and this day represents a great time to recognize the important role of women-owned businesses in Carson City. From tech to fashion to healthcare and manufacturing, there are women-owned firms spanning almost every industry in our nation.

Saturday, March 6

$20,000 fine proposed for Douglas illegal vacation rentals

A $20,000 fine and permanent ban could eventually await those operating vacation home rentals in Douglas County without a permit.

USDA reevaluates plan to turn ditch into water pipeline

A federal agency and a Nevada water conservation district have agreed to re-evaluate preliminary plans to turn part of a 140-year-old irrigation ditch in Reno into a water pipeline after environmentalists and local residents objected.

Nevada bill would criminalize landlords for allowing prostitution in their properties

The Assembly Judiciary Committee was urged Friday to pass a bill expanding the law that makes landlords criminally liable for allowing prostitution in buildings they own, lease or rent.

Grading the Pack: Sherfield lifts Nevada over Colorado State

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 85-82 victory over the Colorado State Rams Friday night at Lawlor Events Center . . .

SNOTEL readings show snowpack and water content in the Sierra Nevada

MOUNT ROSE SUMMIT — Southeast of the 8,911-foot Mount Rose summit, equipment nestled in deep snow offers daily reports on the snowpack and water content not only at this remote location but across the Sierra Nevada and other mountain ranges in the Silver State.

Jim Valentine: Getting noticed in the market

In a dynamic market everybody wants to be noticed. Sellers have it pretty easy in these times since there home will surely be looked at when it hits the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. The demand is so good that Agents and Buyers are aggressively looking at the market multiple times a day seeking new listings. Buyers, on the other hand, have a lot of competition each with its own characteristics.

Kelly Bullis: Larger charitable contribution alternative

Its that time of year. I get to see all my clients (seemingly almost all at once) and most of them are very charitable. Large donations to church, but a lot of time also to other charities.

Maj. Gen. Ondra Berry: Nevada Guard always ready, always there through year of pandemic

It’s been nearly a year since the pandemic ushered in the largest and lengthiest state activation in Nevada National Guard history.

Past Pages for March 6-9, 2021

Cigarette smoking: An English medical authority says that cigarette smoking by boys creates a desire for strong drink, and causes problems of digestive organs, palpitation of the heart, etc. In this city 75 percent of the boys whose ages range from 10 to 16 years are addicted. This destroys their physical vitality and their intellectual force. If they continue the pernicious habit, in a few years they will become wrecks that will render them charges upon the communities they live in.

Senator Square: See the art of CHS photography students by March 25

Thirteen seniors from Carson High School’s Advanced Photography program have a showcase of work available for viewing with Capital City Arts Initiative’s Photo Finished 2021 exhibition through March 25. Though the building is presently closed to the general public, this by no means prevents the public from going to for an exhibition video of the CHS artists as well as statements they make about what they have accomplished.

Guy Farmer: Governor Sisolak loves Blockchains

"Sisolak All-In On Innovation Zones," blared a Reno Gazette - Journal headline last weekend, and I wondered why the governor is so enthusiastic about Blockchains' effort to create a 67,000-acre semi-autonomous zone within Storey County.

Faith & Insight: When Christians fail by Don Baumann

Ravi Zacharias was a fiercely intelligent and highly- respected evangelist, apologist, and eloquent defender of the Christian faith before audiences worldwide. As he lay dying of cancer last spring, however, dark secrets began to emerge about his life while he traveled alone to his international speaking engagements.

Jim Hartman: Still Trump’s GOP — veering ‘hard right’

While impeached by the House for a second time, former President Trump was acquitted of incitement of insurrection following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. The 57-43 vote fell 10 votes short of the requirement for guilt, with all 50 Democratic senators supporting conviction.

Friday, March 5

From downsizing businesses to migrating Californians, self-storage demand is strong in Northern Nevada

As an owner and operator of a self-storage company, Todd Whear has moments when he feels like a bartender who’s got an ear to lend.

Birth announcements Feb. 18-25, 2021

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

Off and running

Douglas' defense stifles Galena in season opener

The Douglas High School football team pitched a shutout in its home season opener Friday night against Galena.

Sisolak marks one year since COVID-19 1st detected in Nevada

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is marking a year since COVID-19 was detected in the state as a "somber milestone and anniversary" but said Friday that he's hopeful for the future.

Nevada DETR still combatting fraudulent benefit claims

Officials at the Department of Employment, Rehabilitation and Training say they are still battling ridiculous numbers of fraudulent claims for unemployment and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits.

Nevada Prison officials say department wide staffing study desperately needed

Saying existing staffing levels are inadequate, Prisons Director Charles Daniels on Wednesday urged lawmakers to fund a department wide staffing study.

Carson City SET team makes narcotics arrest

Two Carson City rooms ruled unlivable by code enforcement

A woman was arrested at 8:30 a.m. Thursday after the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team (SET) in collaboration with the Tri Count Gang Unit and the Nevada Department of Public Safety Investigations Division (NDI) executed a search warrant at the Frontier Motel.

Carson City Sheriff's Office looking for whereabouts of 17-year-old runaway

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance with locating a runaway juvenile. On Dec. 14, 2020 Xavier Pierce ran away from his home in Carson City. Xavier is believed to be in the Carson City area and may be riding a red bicycle. Xavier does not have any medical problems and is not considered at risk.

Carson City resident in her 60s dies from COVID-19

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 Carson City resident in her 60’s.

Crème Brûlée is sure to impress

Crème Brûlée has been on the menu at Js’ Bistro for more than 10 years. Many people consider it our signature dessert.

Diaz’s double in Iowa

Douglas High's Ricky Diaz signed his Letter of Intent to continue playing soccer at Clarke University next season.

Douglas football kicks off season against Galena Friday

Douglas ‘busting at the seams’ for season opener

Douglas High football is "busting at the seams" to get back out on the field and host Galena Friday night.

Nevada GOP brings election complaints to secretary of state

Pro-Trump demonstrators convened in front of the Nevada Capitol to hand-deliver complaints of election fraud to Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske and demand she investigate them.

First doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrive in Nevada

The first doses of the Janssen vaccine created by Johnson & Johnson have arrived in Nevada.

More than 1,800 cases still active in Quad County Region, CCHHS says

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 23 new cases and 52 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 11,310, with 9,234 recoveries and 208 deaths; 1,868 cases remain active.

BlueZone Sports pivot to e-commerce spurs revenue growth

The coronavirus pandemic had just shut the doors of their five Sierra Nevada-based outdoor gear shops — BlueZone Sports — and Norris, the company’s CEO, was trying to blueprint their next move.

Carson City drafting COVID-19 mitigation plan

Carson City is drafting a plan to allow local businesses to operate at full capacity starting May 1.

Friday Fodder: Sherfield in running for Mountain West Player of the Year

Grant Sherfield’s chance of winning the Mountain West Player of the Year award might have evaporated with the Nevada Wolf Pack’s two losses at Utah State last week.

Wolf Pack notebook: A look back at the Pack’s five conference tournament championships

The first time the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team played in a conference postseason tournament game, northern Nevada lost sleep.

Genoa: Nevada’s first settlement by Dennis Cassinelli

Genoa, Nevada was founded in Nevada Territory in 1851 in Douglas County. It has the oldest bar in Nevada, opened in 1853.

Past Pages for March 3-March 6, 2021

Terrific storm: A terrific storm of wind visited this city continuing with unabated fury. The belfry and steeple of the new Catholic church as swept away down to the roof, but the building was not materially injured. The stage from Genoa was blown out of the road. The resident of Captain F. D. Todd’s stable blew down and caught a calf inside. Telegraph poles, wires, hats, shingles and fragments of loose awnings filled the air. Then the wind died away and a gentle rain set in.

Thursday, March 4

Sisolak rolls out plan to transfer virus mitigation and enforcement to local authorities

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday rolled out guidance for the phased transition of virus mitigation measures to local authorities.

Mammoth Lakes man killed in Smith Valley collision

A 62-year-old Mammoth Lakes man succumbed to injuries he received in a collision in Smith Valley last weekend.

Equality, equity topic of Carson City School District’s quarterly community meeting

Carson City School Superintendent Richard Stokes asked the community to consider making efforts to level the playing field for schools in terms of equality and equity for all students last week during the school district’s virtual community professional learning community.

Teri's Notebook: Nevadans react to bill to restore Nevada Day to Oct. 31

Not many states celebrate their admission days the way we do, and nowhere is that more evident than in Carson City, where we have an annual parade and other festivities to mark the occasion.

Wednesday, March 3

Elderly man found dead in Carson City Senator Apartments

Carson Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of an elderly man in his apartment at the Senator Apartments who apparently burned to death.

Carson City Health and Human Services reports 24 new cases of COVID-19

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 24 new cases and 51 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

JoAnne Skelly: Pea planting time – hurrah!

After the year we just had where everything was on hold for so long, I’m feeling encouraged that it’s pea planting time again. It makes life almost feel normal. St. Patrick’s Day is the traditional designated time for getting peas in the ground, as long as the soil has thawed and is workable.

Nevada Democrats re-introduce push to block Yucca Mountain

Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada is reviving a push to block the creation of a national nuclear-waste dump at Yucca Mountain.

Carson Tahoe acquires Olympus SOLTIVE SuperPulsed Laser System, designed for treating kidney stones

Carson Tahoe Health is among the first in the Northern Nevada region to utilize the Olympus Soltive™ SuperPulsed Laser System in urology procedures. Soltive is an elegant new laser technology that enables physicians to deliver quicker and more efficient kidney stone removal and the treatment of enlarged prostates, which often translates to shorter procedural times and less patient discomfort.

Students celebrate National Read Across America Day, Reading Week

Each year, National Read Across America Day is observed on March 2, the birthday of children’s book author Ted Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. In celebration, many schools often dedicate an entire week as “Reading Week.” In Carson City, students and teachers at several schools hosted special events and activities designed to encourage reading.

CCSD releases athletic attendance policy

Carson City School District released its attendance/spectator policy for the high school sports season set to start Thursday.

Embracing an underdog mentality

Senator girl’s soccer expects to surprise Northern Nevada

The Carson High girl's soccer team has plans to play spoiler this season with eight games to prove their talent.

Calling 911 to demand money lands man in jail, 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.

Nurseries see growing demand as pandemic produces more at-home gardeners

Traditionally, when a customer walked into Greenhouse Garden Center to buy seeds, they would pluck a few packets from the rack and move along.

Get Healthy Carson City: Breakfast: The most important meal of the day

There has been a lot of media attention about children receiving school lunches during the COVID pandemic — and do not get me wrong, that is extremely important — but the unsung hero of school nutrition programs nationwide is breakfast.

Historical artwork from Stewart Indian School on display at Reno Airport

Work by Native American artists associated with the former Stewart Indian School will be on display through April at the Reno Tahoe International Airport Concourse B, as part of the exhibit “Propelling Nevada: Communities, Heritage, Education & Economy Through the Arts.”

Legislature, funding formula putting Carson City School District budget in ‘holding pattern’

Planning ahead for the 2021-22 fiscal year currently depends on the ongoing legislative process and the outcome of the heavily debated funding formula, the Carson City School Board heard last week.

Carson City Board of Supervisors meet Thursday

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

Cattle market looks solid in a pandemic year

Consignors at annual Fallon bull sale remain optimistic that 2021 will strong

Buyers and consignors who recently attended the 55th annual Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale said the cattle market looks strong for 2021 despite the coronavirus pandemic.

ChurchillCSD votes to keep hybrid plan through remainder of school year

Citing improvements that resulted in positive results among teachers and students under the hybrid model, Churchill County School District voted during last week’s Board of Trustees meeting not to change the current learning model.

Churchill Republican Women install new officers

The Churchill Republican Women installed new officers. They are, from left, Cynthia Olivo, secretary; Sue Frey, 1st vice president; Judge Ben Trotter, who administered the oath of office; Linda Hartweg, president; and KJ Tackett, treasurer.

Sorghum discussed as low-water alternative crop for Nevada at virtual workshop

University presents information on growing sorghum as a commercial crop in Nevada

With Nevada’s harsh weather and low precipitation, producers are considering crop and irrigation options that use less water than traditional crops such as alfalfa, that maintain a high yield and profitability.

CEDA announces March breakfast

The next CEDA Business Council Breakfast is March 10 at 6:45 a.m. at The Fallon Golf Course.

Free drive-through COVID vaccines available March 4

Limited doses this week available for those now eligible for vaccine at Churchill County fairgrounds

Churchill County’s next dates for eligible groups to receive the free COVID vaccine will be Thursday, March 4 at the county fairground; arrive via Miner’s Road off Hwy 95 South. Vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis with limited available this week.

The dark side of bruising

Watson here, and I just noticed a giant bruise on mom’s leg. I wondered what causes bruises and if dogs get bruises like humans do. Bruises are common skin injuries. Blood from damaged blood cells deep beneath the skin collect near the surface making a black and blue mark. Just bumping the leg can cause a bruise.

‘Why You Matter’ goes for a second round

After a successful campaign during late 2019 and extending into 2020, a Churchill County High School art teacher is continuing a program that recognizes each person’s contributions to the community.

The Nevada Traveler: A visit to Lake Tahoe’s spectacular Eagle Falls

Every view at Lake Tahoe’s Eagle Falls is breathtaking.

Will a winter start bode well for Greenwave football?

Fallon, other state prep teams, begin an abbreviated season on the gridiron

Fallon football coach Brooke Hill is not kidding when he says this year’s football season will be different.

Wave, Bighorns open fall season this week

The fall season officially begins this weekend for both Fallon and Oasis Academy, which competes in the 3A and 1A classes, respectively.

Fans to be allowed at CCHS, Oasis Academy home contests

Fans will be allowed at Churchill County High School and Oasis Academy home competitions for fall sports this season.

Tuesday, March 2

Ronni Hannaman: Nevada State Prison to offer tours as early as this spring

The long-awaited dream of turning our historic Nevada State Prison into a historic tourism attraction is about to become a reality.

Carson City resident in her 70s dies from COVID-19

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting am additional death due to COVID-10 in the Quad-County Region. The individual was a female Carson City resident in her 70’s.

Gardnerville man in court for crashing car through Carson City Sportsman’s Warehouse

The man who drove his car through the front doors of the Sportsman’s Warehouse January 15, injuring five people made his first appearance in Carson City Court on Tuesday.

Carson City Senior Center hosting vaccination events on Thursdays

In partnership with Immunize Nevada and Smith's Pharmacy, the Carson City Senior Center is hosting weekly Thursday COVID-19 vaccination events for individuals 65 and older during the month of March. Appointments are required for the two-dose vaccination and appointments are limited.

Storey County passes resolution against Innovation Zones

The rural Nevada county where a blockchain technology firm wants to form a jurisdiction with governmental powers passed a resolution against ceding control over local decision-making but left the door open to working with the company on its bid to build a futuristic smart city in the desert.

Carson City In Plain Sight Marketing owner accepted into Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program

Renee Plain, co-owner of Carson City-based In Plain Sight Marketing, was accepted into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses National Cohort at Babson College, located in Massachusetts.

Nevada coronavirus task force: All teachers have either received a shot or been offered vaccinations

Caleb Cage, head of Nevada’s virus task force, announced Monday that every educator in every school district has either received at least their first vaccination shot, is scheduled for a shot or been offered a vaccination.

Nevada expecting to get 24K doses of J&J vaccine this week

Nevada expects to get 24,000 doses of the newly authorized Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this week, but state officials have not yet detailed whether the single-shot vaccine will be targeted for use in any particular community.

Anti-restriction Nevada counties prep to manage own virus rules

Nevada officials are preparing to cede decision-making power over the state's coronavirus measures to county officials. In the five rural counties that have passed resolutions condemning the restrictions, it's unclear how much will change.

46 new COVID-19 cases, Carson City Health and Human Services reports

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting 46 new COVID-19 cases during from Saturday until Monday.

Monday, March 1

No question: Aztecs are No. 1 in Mountain West

The San Diego State Aztecs are clearly the team to beat in the Mountain West. The Aztecs, the No. 1 team in this week’s Nevada Appeal Mountain West men’s basketball rankings, made a loud statement last week by beating No. 2 Boise State twice, 78-66 and 62-58.

Carson City School District Pre-K, Kindergarten & Annual Update Registrations begins April 6

The Carson City School District is asking parents to mark their calendars for Tuesday, April 6, when all pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, new and returning student updates and registrations will begin.

The Carson City School District is asking parents to mark their calendars for Tuesday, April 6, when all pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, new and returning student updates and registrations will begin. Pre-K and kindergarten registration traditionally has been the first week of March.

Don't drink and walk in traffic or you might end up in jail: Carson City Sheriff's Office

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

Kelly Bullis: New tax breaks for 2020

Congress, in its usual manner, made some last-minute tax law changes which is giving the IRS some major trouble to program their computers for filing 2020 tax returns.

The popular Mexican Ditch trail a backbone of Carson recreation

The Mexican Ditch Trail is one of the longest, easiest trails in Carson City. The path stretches about 4 miles from the Moffat Space Open Property to the Mexican Dam on the Carson River.

The ‘Confident Carson City Coin Collector’ now available

Rusty Goe’s three-volume set, “The Confident Carson City Coin Collector,” answers myriad questions asked by his clients during his three-plus-decade career as a coin dealer, researcher and author.

Ronni Hannaman: Mary’s voice made a difference

Mary Fischer was a Carson City icon who passed unexpectedly Feb. 4.

Renaming airport after Harry Reid estimated to cost $5M to $7M

Airport officials are estimating that the move to rename McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada will cost between $5 million to $7 million.

Nevada prison system reports errors in COVID-19 case counts

The Department of Corrections has been incorrectly reporting COVID-19 cases in facilities because of data entry errors, state officials in Nevada said.

Northern Nevada tribe co-stars in Peter Gabriel music video

Drummers and dancers from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in northern Nevada are among more than two dozen artists worldwide who appear in a music video remake of a song rock musician Peter Gabriel first recorded four decades ago protesting racism.

Carson City Library installs automated materials handler

The automated materials handler at the Carson City Library offers a touchless service for staff and the public to return materials by minimizing the number of touches.