Past headlines 12/28 |

Past headlines 12/28

East Carson home wins annual light contest

To win this year’s best outdoor light display in Carson City, the Defilippi family collected Christmas lights and ornaments for 15 years.

They spent between $3,000-$5,000 at Lowe’s, Target and The Home Depot.

Their December power bill doubles to $350, pulling the maximum 100 amperage for their home. The lights suck up half of that. They have to turn their hot tub off to run all the 40,000-plus clear lights, which include icicles, hanging stars, lighted nets over the bare rose bushes, two angels, two arches and a herd of tiny reindeer.

Waters takes position with Nevada law firm

Outgoing District Attorney Noel Waters has accepted a position with one of Nevada’s most prestigious and largest private law firms, Lionel, Sawyer & Collins.

“I was sort of prepared to go where the opportunities took me. It’s good for me to be able to stay here,” he said Wednesday as he packed up the office he’s held since 1985.

As Carson City’s longest-serving district attorney, Waters decided in September he would not seek a sixth term. He instead submitted his application for the judgeship being left vacant by the retirement of Carson City District Judge Michael Griffin.