Stories for January 2022


Monday, January 31

Don Tatro to run for state Senator District 16

Reno businessman Don Tatro has announced his candidacy for state Senator District 16.

Retailers jockey for position as new submarkets emerge

The more than 330,000 square feet of retail construction and renovation underway in Reno is expected to create a “flight to quality” as Northern Nevada retailers jockey for position in emerging and gentrified retail submarkets.

Mountain West rankings: Utah State gets ‘over the hump’

The Utah State Aggies seemingly turned their season around last week.

Panasonic’s Plumb plans a major office coup for Reno

The repositioning of the old AT&T and Nevada Bell building on East Plumb Lane is a huge win for the Northern Nevada office market.

Carson City Parks & Rec Commission will hear Eagle Valley Golf Course updates

The Carson City Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Bob Boldrick Theater of the Community Center on 851 E. William St.

Nevada grades: Is this rock bottom for the Wolf Pack?

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 78-49 loss to the Utah State Aggies on Saturday at Lawlor Events Center:

Extension beekeeping workshop offered

RENO — University of Nevada, Reno Extension is holding a beginning beekeeping workshop for new beekeepers and beekeepers looking to hone their skills.

Carson City Rotarians to learn about Austin’s House Emergency Shelter for children

Marla Morris, Executive Director of Austin’s House will be the guest speaker at the next Rotary Club of Carson City lunch meeting. The meeting takes place on Tuesday, February 1st at noon in the Brewery Arts Centers Grand Ballroom. The public is invited to attend.

Sunday, January 30

Man charged with threatening Nevada election workers' lives

A Las Vegas man is facing federal charges alleging he threatened the lives of state election workers he blamed for "stealing the election."

9 killed, 1 critically injured in North Las Vegas crash

A six-vehicle crash killed nine people and left one person in critical condition in Nevada, and police are trying to determine if a driver was impaired before running a red light, causing the collision.

Broadway Play ‘American Son’ to be presented free at The Brewery Arts Center

Broadway In The HOOD (BITH) in partnership with the Brewery Arts Center and the Nevada Arts Council will present the critically acclaimed touring production of the Broadway play, “American Son.”

Nevada weighs permanent rule allowing emergency substitutes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state panel will consider allowing public schools in Nevada's two most populous counties to hire emergency substitute teachers who have only a high school diploma.

Travels with Marilyn: Traveling is a bit different in the Covid era

I recently experienced that it is not all that daunting to travel in this strange time of Covid. Yes, there was certainly the need to wear a mask almost everywhere but in your hotel room; however, after two years of mask wearing, it’s become rather a habit.

Carson City Host Lions hold student speaker contest

The Carson City Host Lions Club held its annual Student Speaker Contest on Jan. 18. Carson High School student Viviana Castro won the contest and received a $75 stipend.

Kelly Bullis: Family leave credit still around

Sometimes, I feel the need to review a topic previously published. This is one of them. So many employers just do not know anything at all about this credit, to their loss.

Carson City Road Report for Jan. 31 – Feb. 6

Road Report as of Jan. 27. The following information applies to the period of Jan. 31 – Feb. 6: Road closures are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Saturday, January 29

Senator Square: The story of Carson High School

Meander through a Carson High School yearbook from the 1930s or ’50s or ’70s, and read the graduates--Paul Laxalt, a Nevada governor and senator; Bob Crowell, a popular Carson City mayor; Lisa Schuette, Carson City supervisor; Grace Bordewich, well-loved and admired teacher; Ken Furlong, Carson City sheriff.

Past Pages for Jan. 29-Feb. 1

Thomas Heffron, who escaped along with 28 prisoners five years ago from the Nevada State Prison, was captured recently in Tillamook county, Oregon, but managed to give his captors the slip. In Oregon Heffron was known as “Sand Lake” Thompson. Several Indians and whites are on the track and it is thought he will manage to escape recapture.

Senator wrestlers sweep Senior Night

With a 45-29 win over Damonte Ranch and a 42-39 win over rival Douglas, the Carson High wrestlers took care of business on their home mats during Senior Night Wednesday.

Bring soul food and learn about Black History Month Feb. 9 at Ideas on Tap

Ideas on Tap is highlighting Black History Month Feb. 9 at the Adams Hub for Innovation. Northern Nevadans are invited to bring their favorite soul food dish with the recipe card and enjoy an open forum on Black history.

Jim Hartman: Lombardo: GOP’s front-runner for governor

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced that he had raised a record setting $4.5 million for a tough re-election campaign in 2021. That gives Democrat Sisolak a political warchest of $8.28 million cash on hand, more than all his Republican challengers combined.

Doreen Mack: Work with owners to find right location of slaughterhouse

The “Downtown 2020 Group,” the city, and other organizations have worked hard to improve our downtown corridor to recruit businesses, tourism and make it a gathering place for our locals.

Letter to the editor for Jan. 29

Letter to the editor for Jan. 29

Snoopy and the Red Baron exhibit coming to Brewery Arts Center

Snoopy and the Red Baron, a traveling exhibition on view at the Brewery Arts Center, from Feb. 19-May15, celebrates one of Snoopy’s most recognized personas.

Casinos report 10th straight month of $1 billion-plus winnings

Nevada casinos finished the calendar year with their 10th straight month of more than $1 billion in winnings.

Taxation refunds illegal business tax payments

The Nevada Taxation Department has now refunded $64.88 million of the Modified Business Tax illegally overpaid by Nevada businesses.

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas fake Trump electors in 7 states

Nevadans Michael J. McDonald and James Degraffenreid are among 14 people being subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 Select Committee of Congress, it was announced on Friday.

Carson City Supervisors to hear slaughterhouse appeal Feb. 3

Public comment to be heard at 8:30 a.m.

The Carson City Board of Supervisors will meet Feb. 3 at 8:30 a.m. for their regular meeting. Beginning at 5 p.m., they will consider three appeals of the Carson Valley Meats animal processing facility that the Planning Commission approved in December.

Jim Valentine: Real estate insurances

Insurance is an important component of business today, especially when it comes to real estate. There are many types of insurance to be had and most are must haves when looked at objectively.

Friday, January 28

Mello out as Douglas High girls’ basketball coach

Jason Carter to serve as interim

Douglas High athletic director John Glover confirmed Friday morning that Brian Mello was no longer the head coach for the Tiger girls' basketball team. Jason Carter will serve as the interim coach.

Sports Fodder: Mountain West becoming a stepping stone conference for head football coaches

The recent hiring of Ken Wilson at Nevada and Timmy Chang at Hawaii suggests that just might be the case. Wilson and Chang, both former Nevada assistants, give the Mountain West eight head coaches that have a strong connection to the university previously as either a player or coach.

Large debris pile burns overnight in Silver Springs

At approximately 2 a.m. Friday, the Central Lyon County Fire Protection District (CLCFPD) was dispatched to 3625 Cypress Street in Silver Springs for a reported large debris fire.

Thursday, January 27

Carson City consolidated taxes reach all-time high, Bagwell says in State of the City address

Continuing a tradition that began with the late Mayor Bob Crowell, Mayor Lori Bagwell gave her first State of the City address on Thursday. The Chamber of Commerce hosted the presentation and luncheon.

Carson City School Board seeks community feedback after superintendent interviews

The Carson City School District is requesting the community’s feedback on the six superintendent candidate interviews held this week to narrow down the school board’s final choices to two.

Carson City seeking input on E. William Street improvements

Residents may participate in a survey and comment on an interactive map at

Carson City Plumas Bank robbed Thursday morning

A suspect fled the Plumas Bank in the 1100 block of North Carson Street with an undisclosed amount of money after a bank robbery.

Feds: Man indicted after explosives find at Vegas-area hotel

A motorist who noticed a pickup truck and trailer outside a northern Nevada construction company the day before Christmas provided a key clue to the arrest of a California man accused of stealing explosives and driving them to suburban Las Vegas, federal authorities said Tuesday.

Recipe: Show off at your next dinner party with Cioppino

Some say that Cioppino originated on the San Francisco docks and was based on the catch of the day, others say that it comes to us from Liguria, Italy. I am thankful for however this wonderful, flavorful fish stew arrived at our shores.

Official: Doctors in Nevada execution plan want names secret

Two physicians enlisted to oversee what would be Nevada's first execution since 2006 don't ever want to be identified publicly, state officials told a federal judge on Wednesday.

Grading the Pack: Team needs to find focus and mental toughness for 40 minutes

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 77-66 loss to the Colorado State Rams on Tuesday at Fort Collins, Colo. . . .

County officials give 2022 outlooks at annual Northern Nevada Development Authority event

The Northern Nevada Development Authority held its annual State of the Counties conference Wednesday in Carson City.

Ex-Lyon County assistant principal to prison for child porn

A former assistant principal at a middle school in rural Lyon County has been sentenced to one to five years in prison on child pornography charges.

Lawsuit challenging reapportionment maps expanded

The lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the reapportionment maps approved by lawmakers in the Special Legislative Session has been expanded to include Gov. Steve Sisolak and Attorney General Aaron Ford.

Butterfly fight ends; Vegas-area ski area to get bike trails

A conservation group and a southern Nevada ski resort said Tuesday they settled a federal lawsuit that had blocked plans to put a mountain biking park on steep terrain that is home to the endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly.

Nevada Employment Security division mailing IRS tax forms to claimants

The Nevada Employment Security division says IRS tax form 1099-G will be mailed to all claimants by the end of January.

Wednesday, January 26

CCAI Student Exhibition in the Brick

Twelve Carson High School’s Advanced Photography students have their work in Photo Finished 2022 at the Brick. This exhibition presents their creative projects based on four years of studying with teacher Kara Ferrin.

JoAnne Skelly: The value of trees

I readily admit I’m a tree hugger, from way back. My dad initiated my love of trees by taking me on explorations in the “Forest Preserves” in Illinois. My husband and I bought our property in West Washoe Valley in 1988 not because we fell in love with the house, but because I fell in love with the trees.

Our mental health: The little things, installment 1

Imagine if you could change one “little thing” in your daily life and improve your mental health — and maybe even that of those around you. This “little thing” would differ from person to person and time to time and this column explores the power of using positive language in determining our affect as a path to improved mental health.

North America’s oldest petroglyphs are at Winnemucca Lake

A few years ago, I attended a program by Eugene Hattori at the Nevada State Museum about the incredibly old petroglyphs that were carved into the tufa coating on boulders in the Winnemucca Lake area. Unlike most Nevada petroglyphs, such as those at Grimes Point that are carved on boulders coated with brown desert varnish, the ones at Winnemucca Lake are carved into the coating of tufa on the surface of boulders that had been under water several thousand years before. Also, unlike petroglyphs on desert varnish-coated boulders, petroglyphs on tufa rock can be dated due to traces of organic material in the tufa.

Oasis student places first in state essay contest

Christina Robinson explained how to be a good American

An Oasis Academy eighth grader is this year’s state winner in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen contest.

Work begins on 203 home project in Carson City

Andersen Ranch Estates was approved in early 2020

The Andersen Ranch Estates project between Ormsby Boulevard and Mountain Street has begun grubbing.

Churchill County Library presents strategic plan to commissioners

Demands to use library services have grown significantly over the years

The Churchill County Library has outgrown its present location, and as a result of increased usage over the years, Churchill County commissioners received the newest Library Strategic Plan at their last meeting.

Upcoming events at Oats Park Arts Center

Tickets remain for Saturday’s musical performance at the Oats Park Arts Center. Del Castillo makes its Fallon debut with an 8 p.m. show in the Barkley Theater.

Recorder’s office now offering fraud alert

Subscribe to be notified if property fraud is attempted

The Recorder’s Office has heard your requests and now offers Fraud Guard, a simple way to help prevent you from being the victim of property fraud via notification when there is activity on a property with your name on it.

Josephs appointed Court Administrator Designate

Tiffany Josephs has been appointed the Court Administrator Designate pending the retirement of current Court Administrator Sue Sevon in June 2022.

Extension’s Gardening in Nevada classes return in February

University teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series

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

Bighorn News: Oasis orchestra continues to grow

Instructor Makenzie Warren is in his second year of leading the Oasis Academy Orchestra. Mr. Warren joined Oasis with experience including playing the violin for over 23 years and Majoring in Violin Performance at Dixie State University in Saint George, Utah. His career has included playing in over fifteen orchestras, including symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, and theater orchestras.

Which pet insurance a good choice?

It’s come to my attention that pet health insurance has been in the news lately, and I thought it would be a good idea to explore just what it covers.

The Nevada Traveler: Hit hard by earthquake, Wells survives

In 2008, the historic railroad town of Wells, located on Interstate 80 about 45 miles east of Elko, was changed forever. That day a devastating earthquake struck the community of about 1,200 people, damaging many of the town’s most historic buildings.

David C. Henley: New scams emerge with spread of Omicron variant

Americans are observing a terrible anniversary this month. It was virtually two years ago when the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus was discovered in the United States.

Jeanette Strong: Is this vaccine necessary?

“Is YOUR trip necessary?” “When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Hitler!” “Use it up - Wear it out - Make do.” “Do with less - So they’ll have enough!” The above slogans are just a few that were publicized widely

Tom Riggins: Time for a change

This will be my last column for the Lahontan Valley News. I have declared candidacy for County Commissioner for District 2. Pete Olsen holds that seat now but will be termed out and can’t run again, much to the regret of many.

Vida Keller announces Assembly run

Vida D. Keller, a two-term commissioner with Lyon County, has announced her candidacy for Assembly District 38.

Churchill County Board of School Trustees meet today

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

Lady Wave upsets Elko

With less than a minute left in regulation, the Lady Wave needed clutch long-range shooting and defensive stops to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Wave comes back with win over Spring Creek

Snyder leads Fallon against Elko County schools

After a humbling setback on Friday against Elko, the Greenwave boys basketball team rebounded on Saturday against Spring Creek to stay in the race for the playoffs.

Fallon grapplers finish 4th in Fernley

Six place in top 6; McFadden, Diaz win weight classes

Six wrestlers reached the podium, including a pair who won it all, as the Greenwave wrestling team finished sixth out of 26 teams in the Walter Marrietta Vaquero Classic in Fernley on Saturday.

WNC News & Notes: Spring semester begins; options available to enroll late

Even though spring semester began on Monday, students can still register for classes in their myWNC account through Friday, Jan. 28. After this date, students can continue to add classes, but they must submit a late registration form with instructor approval to Admissions and Records.

Las Vegas-based real estate development to break ground on Carson City apartment complex in February

Las Vegas-based real estate development and management firm Kingsbarn Capital & Development plans to break ground in February on a multifamily apartment complex in Carson City.

Past Pages for Jan. 26-29, 2022

Past Pages for Jan. 26-29, 2022

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Lyon County approves tiny houses code amendment

The Lyon County Commission approved a code amendment last week that directs staff to proceed with establishing its regulations and uses for tiny houses as accessory dwelling units.

Tuesday, January 25

Hadjighasemi into the record books

Carson's senior combo guard knocks down eight triples in win

Parsa Hadjighasemi is believed to have broken a Carson High record Tuesday night in the Senators win over Galena

Mountain West Notebook: Ken Wilson and Jim Mastro reunite

Ken Wilson and Jim Mastro are back together. The Nevada Wolf Pack football program announced last week that Jim Mastro, who coached Wolf Pack running backs for 11 seasons (2000-10), is returning to the program as the Senior Director of Administration and Operations.

Election 2022: Donors weigh in on Nevada governor’s primary

With only two months before filing opens in Nevada, candidates for governor filed their first contributions and expense reports for 2022.

Carson City health center hosts walk-in vaccination clinic Wednesday

Nevada Health Centers’ School-based Health Center on 618 W. Musser St. will offer COVID-19 and flu vaccinations to adults and children Jan. 26. All are welcome to visit the walk-in clinic from 9-11 a.m.

Minden-Tahoe Airport Aviation rounds up Blue Angels ahead of October's Aviation Roundup

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels is scheduled to participate in the Aviation Roundup Airshow at the Minden-Tahoe Airport Oct. 1-2.

Forestry seeking pre-proposal applications for restoration grants

The Nevada Division of Forestry is accepting pre-proposals for several competitive grants for restoration projects in the state.

Nevada initiative would allow new breakaway school districts

Amid reports of struggling student performance and school board upheavals, a group wants to ask Nevada voters to give communities the power to secede from large school districts.

Mirage Hotel volcano, icon on Vegas Strip, to get demolished

The landmark volcano that spits fire outside the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will soon be snuffed out.

Monday, January 24

Letters to the editor for January 22, 2022

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal.

Annual 4-H fabric sale returns to Carson City's Fuji Park

The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 5 and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 6.

Carson City School District to resume bus service on Wednesday

The Carson City School District on Monday announced transportation service would resume Wednesday, with a few of its routes doubling up and minor time delays to be expected.

Lyon commission chairman seeking Assembly 39 seat

Carson Valley representation in the Nevada Legislature is shaping up to be a Lyon vs. Douglas contest.

Raise pay, benefits to keep staff, Nevada corrections officers tell board

Nevada prison officials say they still are battling the effects of COVID-19 on inmates and staff but getting an increasing number of both vaccinated.

Through the Lens photo exhibition runs through March 3 in Carson City

The exhibition presents large color photographs gathered by Paul Mudgett.

Mountain West rankings: Boise State and San Diego State play 'old school college basketball game'

The Boise State Broncos and San Diego State Aztecs turned back the clock last Saturday night in San Diego. “It was an old school college basketball game,” said San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher after the 42-37 loss to the Broncos at the Aztecs’ Viejas Arena. “Defense was at a premium, rebounding was a necessity.”

Grading the Pack: Against Fresno State, just remember the score and forget everything else

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 77-73 victory over the Fresno State Bulldogs on Friday at Lawlor Events Center . . .

Mammovan coming to Carson City, Dayton

Mammography screenings are primarily for women age 40 and older.

Exchange signs up more than 100,000 Nevadans for health coverage

For the first time, Nevada Health Link has signed up more than 100,000 Nevadans for health insurance.

USS Carson City and the U-boat killers

PF-50, the USS Carson City, was commissioned on March 24, 1944.

Carson school board appoints members to committees, associations

The Carson City School Board of Trustees appointed new roles for board members during their Jan. 11 meeting.

Sunday, January 23

Carson City Planning Commission meets to elect leadership

The Carson City Planning Commission will meet Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Conserve Nevada bonding program kicks off

Over the coming decade, the program will provide $217.5 million in bonds for grants.

Carson City children’s choir spring session starts Tuesday

The Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir will begin the spring session Tuesday.

Jim Valentine: Who makes the decisions?

From the moment you decide to buy or sell a home you will have a lot of decisions to make.

Faith & Insight: Choosing our identity in Christ over politics

A key question to ask oneself is this: Whose identity is greater?

'I feel very blessed': Dayton resident turning 94

Retired Dayton resident Ruby McFarland’s 94th birthday is Feb. 1.

Saturday, January 22

Guy Farmer: Biden’s voting rights debacle

Biden has chosen to focus on voting rights, which ranks far down the list of voter concerns.

Carson City road report for January 22 to 25, 2022

Carson City road report for Jan. 22-25, 2022

Western Nevada notes: Spring semester starts Monday

WNC provides students with the option of taking short-term, late-start and self-paced courses.

Officers from Carson City Sheriff's Office to address Rotary

Law enforcement officers face enormous stress and mental health demands while on the job. Unfortunately, that stress can lead to burn out, PTSD, substance abuse, leaving the career and even suicide. Members of the Rotary Club of Carson City will learn how the officers in the Carson City Sheriff’s Office manage those challenges at the club’s next meeting, Tuesday, January 25th at noon. The meeting takes place in the Grand Ballroom at the Brewery Arts Center; members of the public are invited to attend.

Carson sheriff sets Citizen Academy next month

The 10-week academy will start Feb. 16 and run through April 20.

Kelly Bullis: Getting ready to prepare taxes: Other business expenses

Ask yourself, “Do I need and/or use this in my business?”

Carson Chamber Singers to begin rehearsals for spring concerts

Weekly rehearsals will include two with instrumental ensemble.

Past Pages for January 21 to 24, 2022

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Nevada jobless numbers continue to improve

Overall, employment is up 94,700 jobs since December 2020.

Roger Diez: Minden’s Tanner Thorson Chili Bowl champion

Minden’s own Tanner Thorson stood on the victory stand for the 36th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl.

Fossil named after Sparks brewer who named his beer after it

The first giant creature to inhabit the earth, the ichthyosaur, dominated the earth's oceans in the Triassic period.

Friday, January 21

Carson City School District to limit transportation services Monday and Tuesday

After announcing transportation services would be limited to special education routes as of Friday, Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes said the limitations would continue Monday and Tuesday.

Royals' George Brett speaks at 37th annual Bobby Dolan dinner

George Brett spoke at the Bobby Dolan Baseball Dinner to benefit the University of Nevada baseball program.

Senator Square: Carson High students travel to Costa Rica

News and notes from Carson High School.

JoAnne Skelly: A gardener’s New Year

A new year means it’s time to start gardening chores all over again.

Drone to explore inside Sutro Tunnel

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Sutro Tunnel will undergo formal exploration.

U.S. Davis Cup Team coming to Reno

The Davis Cup will be coming to Reno for the first time in the event's history and only the second time the event will use Nevada as it's featured stage.

Dayton High wrestling coming along

Dayton High wrestling is coming along as the Dust Devils continue to prove their worth at local tournaments around Northern Nevada

Nevada high court: Racial comments tainted Black man's trial

Sean Maurice Dean is being held at Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City.

Churchill County geothermal power lawsuit decision appealed

Ormat Technologies says it may abandon the project if a 90-day court order remains in place.

Carson sheriff: One DUI 30 mph over, one 30 mph under

Crime reports from the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Jim Hartman: Fix the Electoral Count Act

Election reform begins with fixing the flawed 1887 Electoral Count Act.

Carson City supervisors will hear slaughterhouse appeals Feb. 3

Carson Valley Meats wants a special use permit to operate a meat processing facility near Highway 50 and Detroit Road.

Thursday, January 20

Carson boys hoops fall at Douglas

Carson High boys basketball couldn't keep pace with Douglas in the second half after putting up a valiant performance in the first 16 minutes.

Senators girls stumble against Douglas

Carson High girls basketball hung with the Tigers of Douglas for the first half before Douglas was able to pull out the win Thursday.

Dr. Paul Ryan: Overcoming ankle instability

An ankle sprain is the most common sports-related injury.

Letters to the Editor for January 19, 2022

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal.

Carson City School District to limit transportation services Friday

Due to staffing shortages, the Carson City School District transportation and bus services will be limited to only special education routeseffective Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. Consequently, the school district asks that all parents and families make arrangements to transport their regular education students to and from school until further notice. In the immediate short-term, district officials will make daily communications to update parents and families on the ability to fully resume transportation services.

Supervisors hear reports on Carson City sales taxes, housing, and Master Plan

South Carson Street alone accounts for 66 percent of the city’s taxable retail sales.

NFL asks Nevada court to dismiss lawsuit from Jon Gruden

Gruden resigned as coach of the Raiders in October with more than six seasons remaining on his 10-year, $100 million contract.

Nevada judicial nominees headed for confirmation vote

Christina Silva and Anne Traum were approved by the Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support.

Sisolak starts 2022 with cash advantage over GOP challengers

Sisolak raised $4.5 million throughout 2021 and ended the year with $8.3 million in cash on hand.

Dennis Cassinelli: Trivia from Legends of Spirit Cave, Part 1

Readers of the book have often asked me where I came up with the names.

UNR President Sandoval defends in-person classes amid surge

Sandoval pointed to high vaccination rates among students and faculty.

Sisolak urges Nevada nursing students to join apprentice program

He said there are nearly 100 nursing positions open across the state.

Wednesday, January 19

Trina Machacek: Following my feet after squirrels

I just have one of those attention spans that always goes to the next shiny, quick, exciting thing that I encounter.

Tara Riddle: The luau rice bowl (recipe)

This recipe can be made with any type of meat.

Joe Santoro: Why isn’t Matt Mumme Nevada's head coach?

With Matt Mumme as head coach, the last five years would not have been wasted.

Senators want Newlands’ name removed from traffic circle

Francis G. Newlands, a U.S. senator from Nevada, died in 1917.

Nevada gets almost $26 million for rural health providers

Nevada will receive $25.9 million in federal funding for rural health care providers.

Past Pages for January 19 to 21, 2022

Carson City History from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

A standing ovation: Valerie Serpa remembered for making Fallon a home for the arts

The tree lighting behind Fallon’s Maine Street fountain, the youngsters talking to Santa, revelers sipping hot chocolate … hundreds of residents packing downtown to ring in the Yuletide season.

December snowpack becomes a blessing for area’s food producers

Storms that dumped multiple feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada over the holidays gave weather forecasters and water masters reason to believe 2022 would be a banner year like 2017.

Extension classes teach green industry topics to become nursery worker certified

As part of the Green Industry Continuing Education Series, University of Nevada, Reno Extension is offering a series of online, entry-level classes for those wishing to become nursery worker certified.

Churchill County commissioners meet Wednesday

The Churchill County commissioners meet Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at the Churchill County Administrative Building, Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor St., Suite 145.

Bighorns Bulletin: Sand Hill Dairy helps celebrate National Milk Day

Jan. 11 was National Milk Day and locally-owned Sand Hill Dairy donated over 550 pints of milk to help the school recognize the day. As part of the celebration Sand Hill owner Isidro Alves led students in the Pledge of Allegiance that morning.

The Nevada Traveler: From Stagecoach Stop to Railroad Station: The story of Currie, Nevada

While there’s not much to see in the tiny enclave of Currie, located about an hour south of Wells via U.S. 93, the community has a rich history that dates back to the 1870s, when a freight and stage stop called Bellinger’s Spring was established there because of the presence of water.

EDAWN State of the Economy event set for Jan. 27

The annual event features presentations from EDAWN President/CEO Mike Kazmierski and Brian Gordon of economic research firm Applied Analysis.

Del Castillo appears in Fallon on Jan. 29

Del Castillo appears at the Oats Park Art Center on Jan. 29. In addition to the performance at 8 p.m., a free conversation with the artists begins at 3 p.m. The conversation focuses on Creating Music with Cross-Cultural Power.

IEC gives updates on legislative, wildfire and cultural issues

The Intergovernmental Executive Committee met last week at the Fallon Convention Center for a Navy update on numerous items including legislative, cultural resources and tribal engagement.

New small-acreage certification program supports beginning farmers and ranchers

Extension program offers course for new or up-and-coming Nevada agriculture producers

The University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Herds & Harvest Program is hosting a new Small-Acreage Certification Program from 6–8 p.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 26-Feb. 23.

Fallon splits with Fernley, Dayton

The Fallon boys basketball team saw a lead slip through its hands in the second half Wednesday at the Elmo Dericco Gym with Fernley grabbing a 54-46 Northern 3A-East win against the Greenwave.

Wave grapplers finish 5th in Minden

A late cancellation of the annual Spring Creek wrestling tournament due to the coronavirus didn’t deter the Greenwave.

Oasis Academy boys sweep Pershing, enCompass

The Oasis Academy boys basketball team got back into the win column, defeating Pershing County and enCompass Academy last week to snap a four-game losing streak.

Carson City School Board board narrows superintendent candidate list to six

The Carson City School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday night approved six candidates for its superintendent position to be interviewed Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 and gave consensus to the Nevada Association of School Boards to narrow its interview questions.

Tuesday, January 18

Douglas boys close out sweep of Reno

Douglas High boys hoops picked up the season sweep over Reno Tuesday night in Minden.

Reno takes second meeting from Douglas girls

Douglas High and Reno girls basketball met for the second time this season in Minden Tuesday night.

Nevada Health Center hosting walk-in vaccination clinic on Wednesday

Nevada Health Centers’ School-based Health Center, located at 618 W. Musser Street will be offering COVID-19 and Flu vaccinations to adults and children during a walk-in clinic on Wednesday, January 19, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Indoor masking again required in all Nevada counties

All 17 Nevada counties are listed as having high risk of transmission.

Wolf Pack grades: Gut check time for Nevada

Grading Nevada’s 77-67 loss to Wyoming on Monday.

Nevada Notebook: Alford says Wolf Pack ‘not tough enough’

Steve Alford is a firm believer that only the strong survive in college basketball.

Sahara owner uses his Spanish-language media to drive visitors

Long before he acquired the Sahara, Alex Meruelo saw potential in the Latino market of the Los Angeles area.

Carson teachers get more training time with 2022-23 calendar

The Carson City School District Board of Trustees approved the 2022-23 school year calendar with minor changes from previous calendars.

Monday, January 17

Carson school superintendent candidates named

The Carson City school board is scheduled to meet Tuesday.

BSN Sports acquires Carson City’s Team Sports Ink, LLC

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

MW rankings: Vegas’ Robinson, Fresno State get noticed

Fresno State plays at Lawlor Events Center on Friday.

Continuing his father’s story

Christopher Smalley is just trying to continue telling his father’s story. On Jan. 1, 2021 – just over a year ago – Smalley’s father, Rod, passed away at age 50. Football was one of the biggest connectors between father and son.

Carson City Historical Society hosts presentation on Sutro Tunnel

Speaker is Chris Pattison, project manager of Friends of Sutro Tunnel.

Nevada grades: Pack gets what it needs at Air Force

Grading Nevada's 75-68 victory at Air Force on Saturday.

Supervisors to hear Carson City sales data presentation

The Carson City Board of Supervisors will meet Thursday at the Community Center.

NNDA hosts State of the Counties on Jan. 26

Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Lyon, Mineral, and Storey counties will be represented.

Sunday, January 16

Milhelcic touts importance of National Guard, veterans’ care

The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars attended Nevada’s Mid-Winter conference Jan. 6-9.

WNC’s homeschool program receives scholarship support

WNC Foundation Board Member Michelle Ketten and husband Charlie started a scholarship for homeschool students.

National monument proposed for Nevada site sacred to tribes

The site would be called Avi Kwa Ame National Monument and encompass a rugged and dry mostly undeveloped landscape.

Jim Valentine: Private property rights

Don’t let others push their agenda to your detriment.

Faith& Insight: My church

Take a chance and risk being built up together into a spiritual house.

Carson schools review reopening plan as COVID persists

Community members expressed concerns about the effects of mask mandates.

Carson City birth announcements for December 23, 2021 to January 6, 2022

Carson City birth announcements for Dec. 23, 2021 to Jan. 6, 2022

Saturday, January 15

Carson City road report for January 17 to 23, 2022

Carson City road report for January 17 to 23, 2022

Nevada students will get $17 million-plus in loan forgiveness

The total settlement with 37 states and the District of Columbia is $1.7 billion.

Nevada's major casinos take in $16 billion in 2021

Total revenue includes not only gaming but spending on rooms, food, beverages and other attractions.

Kelly Bullis: Getting ready to prepare taxes – home office

IRS is pretty strict on the definition of a “home office.”

Carson City Rotarians to learn about community radio and My Soul University Radio Hour

Learn about one of these, My Soul University Radio Hour, when host Kitty McKay joins the Rotary Club of Carson City’s meeting on Tuesday, January 18th.

Past Pages for January 15 to 18, 2022

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Eve’s Eatery opens in downtown Carson City

Owners Eve and Francisco Espinoza held their grand opening on Thursday

Friday, January 14

Carson sheriff reports: Let’s add 7 charges to that DUI

Crime reports from the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Jim Hartman: Nevada COVID response ranked near bottom

An extensive “State Pandemic Scorecard” put Nevada tied for 48th.

Carson Valley’s AYSO Region 318 registration open

Carson Valley’s AYSO Region 318 is ready to bring some outside sports back to the valley for the Spring 2022 season.

Nevada regents vote to support university vaccine mandate

Nevada's Board of Regents voted 9-4 in support of imposing a vaccine mandate on students.

Gibbons to seek new term on Nevada appeals court

He has been on that court since it was created in 2014.

Nevada high court panel OKs slaughterhouse denial

A decision to deny a special use permit for a slaughterhouse at Centerville was upheld by a three-member panel of the Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday.

Carson sheriff looking for missing 20-year-old

Juan Jimenz-Cruz, 20, was last seen at the Mallory Center on Jan. 5.

Caller impersonating Carson City Sheriff’s Office personnel

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls from citizens regarding a reoccurring telephone scam.

Carson City health foods store expands to match pandemic growth

Lifestream Health Foods' business has nearly quadrupled through the pandemic.

Carson City school board meets on superintendent search

Three of 10 candidates are from within the school district.

Thursday, January 13

Sisolak: half million home COVID tests coming to Nevada

Flexflow COVID-19 Antigen home tests will give results in 15 minutes.

Grades: Boise beats on lackluster Pack

Grading Nevada’s 85-70 loss to Boise State on Wednesday.

Carson River watershed video offers scoop on dog poop

The Carson River watershed’s estimated 16,000 dogs produce about 12,000 pounds of poop every day.

Youth Theatre Carson City presents ‘Descendants: The Musical’

Youth Theatre Carson City is running eight performances of Disney’s “Descendants: The Musical.” The performances will take place weekends January 14-23 in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center.

State offering lead test kits to childcare providers

The program is funded by a $418,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Ask a firefighter: Help prevent a heater fire

With a few simple safety tips and precautions, you can prevent most heating fires.

Update: Missing woman found; Carson City Sheriff’s Office attempting to locate missing/endangered female

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing/endangered 34-year-old female Christy Pasillas. Pasillas was last seen by her family in Carson City on January 8.

Freeman announces candidacy for Churchill County Commission

A 20-year resident of Churchill County has announced her candidacy for Churchill County Commission District 2.

Riggins announces run for Churchill County Commission

A member currently serving on the County Board of Equalization announced Wednesday his candidacy for Churchill County Commission, District 2. Tom Riggins said he decided to run for the county commission because of the increasing intrusion of state and federal government in the local lifestyle. The seat is currently held by Pete Olsen, who cannot run again because of term limits.

Wednesday, January 12

Dennis Cassinelli: Empire City

The Comstock silver and gold discovery in 1859 attracted thousands of people.

Carson and Douglas basketball postponed

The Rivalry is paused, again

With Carson City School District calling off school for Thursday and Friday, athletic events have been postponed.

Carson City School District to close all schools Thursday and Friday

District spokesman: ‘Challenges’ for staffing lead to school closures

Due to the strain on staffing resources caused by the recent surge in illness (COVID-19, flu related or otherwise) and out of an abundance of caution, all schools in the Carson City School District will close for two days, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 13-14, 2022. With the observed Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday this Monday, students and employees are expected to return to school Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

David Theiss: Pot roast is perfect after a day on the slopes (recipe)

Cooking a pot roast is not a rushed event but your patience will be rewarded.

Good Neighbor Program starts in Carson City

The program engages volunteers trained in recognizing elder abuse to help ensure the well-being of seniors.

'Tsunami’ surge in Nevada COVID-19 cases state's worst ever

Nearly one in three people taking COVID-19 tests outside the home are testing positive.

Feds acknowledge shipping more radioactive waste to Nevada

13,625 cubic meters of material has been sent from a former dump at the Idaho National Laboratory.

Joe Santoro: A hire the Pack was forced to make

The Wolf Pack didn’t want to have to hire a new head football coach.

Carson City Fire Department conducts prescribed burn in Voltaire Canyon

The Carson City Fire Department will be conducting prescribed burn operations from Jan. 12-14 in the Voltaire Canyon area, weather permitting.

Figure Studies exhibition at Western Nevada College

A reception for the artist will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. on Feb. 4.

Former Senate leader Harry Reid lies in state at Capitol

Former Sen. Harry Reid lay in state Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

Clark County schools 'pause' classes for 5 days

There will be no school for students on Friday and Jan. 18.

Sahara president bullish on north end of Vegas Strip

The Sahara is undergoing a $150 million renovation.

Past Pages for January 12 to 14, 2022

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Nevada’s hospitals experiencing a staffing crisis

The Nevada Hospital Association reported last week that many of the state’s hospitals in Clark County and the rural region are experiencing a crisis in staffing.

Judge halts Dixie Meadows geothermal energy project

A federal judge has halted the start of construction on the Dixie Meadows geothermal energy project in Churchill County.

Voters face numerous election law changes

The 2021 Legislature made dozens of changes in how Nevada conducts elections this coming year, the impacts of which Nevada’s election officials are still sorting out.

WNC provides scholarship to first baby of 2022 at Banner Health

Western Nevada College added a new member to the Wildcat family last week. As the first child born in 2022 at Banner Health in Fallon, Theodore Amorsolo James has been awarded a full academic scholarship through WNC’s Foundation.

New life center manager named

Manha brings passion for seniors, health care experience to position

Former Coalition for Senior Citizens Board President Jill Manha has been named the new manager of the Pennington Life Center effective Jan. 3.

Arts council’s first show of 2022 features Del Castillo

Del Castillo is a cross-cultural power uniting music lovers of all ages, creeds and colors. Their original music blends rock, Latin, blues and world music into a cinematic celebration of sound that lifts the listener’s soul.

CCHS students awarded for excellence in high school health program

The healthcare system, especially in Nevada, has faced many challenges. Over the past six-weeks, 116 Churchill County High School Students have participated in a program focused on exposing students to the diverse opportunities in healthcare, as well as education on current and emergent health-related issues.

The Nevada Traveler: A place called Contact

One of the more unusual names found on a Nevada map is the tiny community of Contact, located about 15 miles south of the Idaho border on U.S. 93. The name is said to derive from mining jargon.

WNC students make Dean’s List

Western Nevada College announces area students who have been named to the Fall 2021 Dean’s List.

Tom Riggins: 2021 in review

As 2022 starts there are a lot of reviews of 2021. I thought, why not do one of my own? So here it is, my view of some events in no particular order. For you leftist liberals who don’t understand sarcasm, please do not read this.

Jeanette Strong: The wishes of their president

“There's no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day. No question about it. The people that stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president,” former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, Feb. 13, 2021.

David C. Henley: Remembering Harry Reid, the late Nevada U.S. senator

It’s been two weeks since the death of former Nevada U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, and I have been recollecting my personal and professional relations with Reid who died at the age of 82 following a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Keeping to your resolutions

Maybe you’re an enthusiastic resolution-maker — you look at the New Year as a clean slate where you can re-evaluate your habits and make some changes in your life. Or maybe you’ve made resolutions in the past that didn’t stick, and you want to improve your odds of success this year.

What color is your kitty seeing?

Me and Ow here. Watson decided that he was going on a sightseeing trip, so he asked us to write about the colors we see. Watson can only see yellow, blue, and gray. He cannot see reds or purples. On the other hand, we can see blue-violet, yellow-green, gray, and some tinges of green.

Lowry’s pressure too much for Lady Wave in 3A East opener

Fallon hosts cross-valley rival Fernley, Dayton

After watching Fallon spend three of the last four seasons atop the mantle, the Buckaroos girls basketball team is making the case as the team to beat in the Silver State.

Diaz, Garcia win Sparks Invite titles

Fallon finishes 4th, travels to Spring Creek

The Greenwave wrestling team had its best outing of the season, finishing fourth at last week’s Sparks Invitational in the Rail City.

Bighorns drop league opener to Smith Valley

The Bighorns boys team couldn’t complete the comeback against Smith Valley as the Bulldogs hit a free throw in the final seconds to win, 38-37, at the city-county gym. The Lady Bighorns fell 61-28.

Bruce Scott to receive the 2022 Andy Aldax Carson River Watershed Award

The award recognizes individuals or organizations that demonstrate a commitment to the Carson River Watershed.

Tuesday, January 11

Coleman named to manage unemployment computer upgrade

She has been a member of the Employment Security Council since last July.

Walk-in COVID, flu vaccinations Wednesday in Carson City

COVID-19 and flu vaccinations are available Jan. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Masks required indoors in all but three Nevada counties

Eureka and Storey counties along with White Pine are not required to mandate masks.

NDOT to activate new traffic signals on U.S. 50A in Fernley

The Nevada Department of Transportation will activate two new traffic signals Jan. 13.

State OKs $55M construction of UNLV engineering building

One-half of the cost is being funded by general obligation bonds. The other half is funding raised by UNLV.

Notes: Wilson, staff won’t need introductions

Ken Wilson has previously coached with eight of his 10 new assistants.

Lyon County delays tiny house regulation discussion

Board Chairman Ken Gray worried the structures would become “the fad of the day.”

Western Nevada College notes: Project Management Program honored

News and notes from the Carson City campus of Western Nevada College.

Jim Feser of Miles Construction named board president for Nevada Builders Alliance

Nevada Builders Alliance announced its new board of directors for 2022, naming Jim Feser of Miles Construction as board president.

Rosen announces $24.5M in energy assistance to Nevada

The money is funneled through the American Rescue Plan Act to help address home energy costs

Monday, January 10

Nevada prisons suspend visitation due to COVID increase

So far, 209 offenders have tested positive in January.

NDOT OKs contract for Mount Rose Highway repair

Emergency drainage pipe repairs on the Mount Rose Highway are set to begin Tuesday.

Carson City Symphony will begin rehearsals Wednesday

The Carson City Symphony will begin rehearsals for its first concert of 2022 on Wednesday.

Mountain West rankings: San Diego State back on top

San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher was impressed by his Aztecs last week.

Powder coating company acquires Mound House headquarters

Nevada State Development Corporation assisted with financing for the $913,000 deal in conjunction with Plumas Bank.

Jim Hartman: Return to ‘regular order’

"Regular order” may be the only realistic way to break Washington gridlock.

Reno-based lithium company acquires more mining claims near Tonopah

The recent acquisition of mining claims acres near Tonopah comes as Reno-based American Battery Technology Company continues construction of a $30 million lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Fernley.

Sunday, January 9

Trina Machacek: A tea professor

I never say no when someone offers me a new tea.

Carson High band director marches in Rose Parade

Nicolas Jacques traveled to Pasadena to participate in the Tournament of Roses.

Tara Riddle: Bison chili to warm the soul (recipe)

Nothing makes me happier than a hot, cheesy bowl of chili.

Kelly Bullis: Getting ready to prepare taxes – auto expense

There are many reasons to use your auto for some tax deductible purpose.

Faith & Insight: Stand before God with confidence

Christians today would do well by asking themselves if they display the character of a kingdom subject.

Carson Manufacturing keeps the city’s gears turning

Carson Manufacturing is a company that designs and builds gearheads.

Saturday, January 8

Guy Farmer: Sen. Harry Reid, hero or villain?

Harry Reid was our man in Washington. Hero or villain? Both.

Carson City road report for January 10 to 16, 2022

Carson City road report for Jan. 10-16, 2022

Recall issued for ground beef in Nevada

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 965”

Roger Diez: The 3 things your tires transmit

Don’t ask your tires to do more than they are capable of.

Nevada law enforcement going after distracted drivers

Any use of hand-held devices while driving is illegal.

Jim Valentine: Things may not always be as they are

Protect yourself and your investment from unwanted changes when you buy.

NDOT to install livestock fencing on U.S. 50 in Dayton

Starting Jan. 10, drivers will see periodic shoulder and single lane closures on U.S. 50 in Dayton.

Past Pages for January 8 to 11, 2022

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Kerstin Lindquist to appear on My Soul University of Sunday

Kerstin Lindquist appeared to have it all. A handsome husband, a job as a television news reporter and a house at the beach.

In $18 million deal, Tahoe Biltmore owners acquire lakefront property

The acquisition comes after the Newport Beach, California-based firm acquired the Tahoe Biltmore Lodge in Crystal Bay for $56.9 million in September.

Carson City judge rejects lawsuit against Nevada's open primary ballot question

A Carson City judge on Thursday rejected a challenge to a political action committee's efforts to bring open primaries and ranked-choice voting in general elections to Nevada.

Friday, January 7

Senator Square: Former Carson High student on USA Cheer Team

News and notes from Carson High School.

Nevada hospitals request state aid as virus strains staffing

Hospitals face twin challenges as beds fill with patients and staff falls ill.

Nevada non-profits inundate state with grant requests

The state has received applications for grant funding from 337 non-profit organizations.

Douglas wrestling splits triangular

A look at the last few days of local prep athletics

Numerous local athletes wrap up collegiate fall seasons

Catch up with a number of local athletes now performing at the college level.

Vickrey back in charge of Carson softball

Scott Vickrey has stepped back into the head coaching position with Carson High softball after Carlos Mendeguia resigned last month.

Nevada has $8 million to replace diesel vehicles and equipment

Grants are available to freight and delivery trucks, school buses and transit buses.

Republicans boo Heller over past with Trump at debate

Hundreds of exuberant Republicans booed and jeered at former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller.

Clerks, voters dealing with numerous election law changes

The 2021 Legislature made dozens of changes in how Nevada conducts elections.

Thursday, January 6

Senators snatch first league win

Carson High girls basketball put together its first Class 5A North league win Thursday night against Reed.

Second half surge not enough for Senators

Reed leaves Carson victorious

Carson High boys basketball couldn't pull out a second half comeback against the Reed Raiders Thursday

Carson City supervisors seek input on William Street project

Supervisors awarded a contract not to exceed $390,000 for project feasibility and design services.

Infrastructure Bank seeks comment on project plans

Capital Allocation Plan will distribute $75 million worth of projects.

On the trail of George Wingfield

In the 1920s and ‘30s, banker George Wingfield was the richest person in the Silver State, a man who was sometimes called “The King of Nevada.”

Churchill County Board of School Trustees meeting switched to Tuesday

A regular meeting of the Churchill County Board of School Trustees will be held Jan. 11 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is available in person and in the virtual platform of GotoWebinar.

Carson mayor gives State of City Address Jan. 27

Mayor Lori Bagwell will provide insight following her first year in office.

Child care critical in getting Northern Nevada parents back to work

“The need for qualified staff and increased wages in addition to these other cost increases is pushing the industry to its breaking point.”

Wednesday, January 5

Senators show improvement in triangular

Carson High wrestling returned home for their first meet on their home floor in over two years.

Dennis Cassinelli: Ingenious Paiute pitch coated water baskets

Northern Great Basin Indians were not known for pottery.

Nevada flips, joins multi-state opioid settlement

Nevada was one of several states that did not join a $26 billion settlement in July.

Joe Santoro: Antonio Brown is not crazy

Also: The Nevada men’s basketball team showed tremendous growth.

Douglas County woman is 1st omicron case in Quad Counties

A female Douglas County resident in her 20s is the first reported case of the omicron variant in the Quad County region

Biden to travel to Las Vegas for Harry Reid service

First Lady Jill Biden and former President Barack Obama are also expected to attend.

Letters to the Editor for January 5, 2022

Letters to the editor of the Nevada Appeal published Jan. 5, 2022.

Cattlemen’s Update coming to locations across Nevada

UNR will host the annual Cattlemen’s Update Jan. 10-14.

Past Pages for January 5 to 7, 2022

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

Judge halts Dixie Meadows geothermal energy project

A federal judge has halted the start of construction on the Dixie Meadows geothermal energy project in Churchill County. U.S. District Judge Robert Clive Jones Tuesday’s ruling found that the project posed significant risk of harm to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe and the ecosystems there.

2021 Year In Review Part I

The Lahontan Valley News takes a look back at the events of 2021. Today, we feature the first six months.

Alayah Gomez is the county’s first-born baby of 2021. The Lahontan Valley News takes a look back at the events of 2021. Today, we feature the first six months.

2021 top 10 Oasis Happenings

Last year was a year of inspiration and celebration for Oasis Academy. As a school, community and family of students, Oasis Academy celebrated accomplishments, continued with serving our community, and provided high-level education to students during uncertain times.

Volunteers honored for their service

Before the American Legion Post 16 members and community volunteers prepared containers to deliver on Christmas Day as part of the Meals on Wheels program, two longtime volunteers were recognized for their years of service.

Start off 2022 with a class from Churchill County Parks & Recreation

Churchill County Parks and Recreation kicks off the new year with a variety of classes and programs in early 2022 to enrich the lives of local residents… even some of our four-legged residents.

Enjoying Kingston Canyon’s picturesque scenery and historic mining ruins

When it comes to living off the grid, it doesn’t get much more remote than the tiny central Nevada enclave of Kingston.

Sierra Nevada Properties expands Fallon office

Sierra Nevada Properties has expanded its Fallon location.

Hidden Cave virtual reality experience at library

Start 2022 on the right foot by walking into the Churchill County Library and taking advantage of its activities for all ages.

County’s vaccine, testing schedule for January

Vaccines available for anyone age 5 and older

Churchill County continues to offer COVID vaccine and testing opportunities in January to anyone age 5 years and older. Vaccines are offered at both the Miner’s Road Public Health Site and the William N. Pennington Life Center; testing is only offered at Miner’s Road.

Commissioners meet Thursday morning

The Churchill County commissioners meet Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administrative Building, Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor St., Suite 145.

Cattlemen’s Update in Fallon presents various topics

This year’s Cattlemen’s Update is coming to Fallon on Jan. 11 at the Fallon Convention Center. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the event includes dinner.

Benny the ice skating sensation

Happy New Year! In the spirit of the New Year, I would like to start with a success story that is uplifting and fun. Recently it came to my attention that there is an ice-skating dog in Las Vegas who is having the time of his life.

Traveling with your medication

If you routinely take medication, it can feel daunting to travel, especially by plane. But don’t let the hassles of managing your medication while you travel keep you from visiting family, friends or destinations you want to see.

Yucca Mountain remains in debate over nuclear waste storage

The proposed radioactive waste repository remains the designated permanent storage site.

Tuesday, January 4

Pile burning underway in Carson City

Nevada Division of Forestry began pile burning prescribed fire operations in the Clear Creek drainage.

Anti-mask Nevada lawmaker to run for swing seat in Congress

Annie Black is a Republican Assemblywoman from Mesquite.

Mountain West notes: Alford says COVID schedule ‘crazy’

You simply can’t believe the Mountain West men’s basketball schedule this season.

EDAWN: 59 companies relocated, expanded to region past 2 years

"The continued development of our advanced manufacturing and technology sectors will continue our diversification efforts and lead our community to economic success for many years to come," says Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN.

Doreen Mack: Class of 1971

My 50th class reunion was this year.

Lawsuit seeks to block Churchill County geothermal project

Opponents say the project will destroy a sacred hot springs and could push a rare toad to the brink of extinction.

Monday, January 3

High winds close travel through Washoe Valley; state workers on 2-hour delay in Reno, Carson City

High winds through Washoe Valley sent cars sliding off the highway

Pilot cars lead traffic through Washoe Valley; routes may close, NDOT says

Pilot cars were being used Monday afternoon through Washoe Valley.

Wolf Pack grades: Alford’s patience pays off with win

Grading Nevada’s 79-70 victory over New Mexico on Saturday.

Late Sen. Harry Reid to lie in state in U.S. Capitol Rotunda

Events will include a formal arrival and departure ceremony.

Mountain West rankings: Pack at its best against Lobos

Steve Alford saw the best of his team Saturday against New Mexico.

Carson City weather: High wind warning, light showers Monday, Tuesday

The wind heralds a storm system that could drop “modest” amounts of snow.

Jim Hartman: Joe Biden’s very bad year

Joe Biden had a politically dismal 2021.

Teachers' union sues to withdraw tax measures from Nevada ballot

The lawsuit is the latest development in a protracted battle over taxes and education funding.

Carson City supervisors to hear report of city jail conditions

Supervisors will hold their first meeting of 2022 at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Sunday, January 2

Ken Beaton: The last time

It may be the last time.

Sisolak order will try to reign in healthcare costs

The order sets, “a benchmark for how much the cost of healthcare services should grow in a year.”

Carson High counselor, school board honored with NASB awards

Bridget Gordon was honored as the state’s School District Employee Making a Difference.

Lyon County airstrip projects aim to serve private sector, government clients

Expanded services at SAMSARG Field in Fernley and Silver Springs Airport could prove beneficial to corporate executives and likely would become a part of marketing efforts for a new industrial park.

Jim Valentine: Real estate and the new year

No single second of the year has as much impact on real estate as does the tick at midnight on Jan. 1.

Bruce Henderson: Spelling out a happy new year

Bible verses that help define a happy year.

Sisolak touts Nevada as best economic recovery from pandemic

He said the ranking came from the Federal Funds Information for States index.

Carson City birth announcements for December 17 to 22, 2021

Carson City birth announcements for Dec. 17-22, 2021

Saturday, January 1

Trina Machacek: Introductions are fun

When I want to meet someone I stick out my tiny paw that can surround a large burrito without any problem.

Carson City road report for January 3 to 9, 2022

Carson City road report for January 3 to 9, 2022

Tara Riddle: Be a happy camper with sweet potato pie

I just like good old-fashioned butter and brown sugar in my sweet potato pie.

Welcoming the first baby of 2022 and last baby of 2021 at Carson Tahoe Health

Priscilla Bragg, Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center’s first baby of 2022 made her entrance into the New Year, “really fast,” her mother, Morgan Bragg said Saturday morning.

Vegas Super Bowl will be a ‘20-day event,’ Kirkpatrick says

The NFL Draft and Super Bowl hopefully will cement the NFL's confidence in Las Vegas.

Kelly Bullis: New year thoughts

A new year with a “clean slate” stands before us.

Past Pages for January 1 to 4, 2021

Carson City history from the archives of the Nevada Appeal.

New year brings 55 new laws to Nevada

The list includes major changes to state election laws and women’s health issues.

Roger Diez: Countdown to the new season is on

Here’s hoping that 2022 will be an improvement on the previous two years.