Stories for June 2019

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Sunday, June 30

Fatal crash reported west of Dayton Sunday afternoon

The Nevada Highway Patrol says one person died Sunday afternoon after a crash about 4 miles west of Dayton.

Carson City birth announcements for June 7 - 19, 2019

To Jenna and James Style of Carson City, Ethan Sage Styles, born April 11, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 9 ounces.

Jim Valentine: Real Estate and litigation

Real estate agents are not lawyers, but much of what they do involves agreements and activities that can have legal consequences. It is a fine line that we walk having working knowledge of the law yet not practicing law, which is prohibited for us.

Carson City officials explain Ross Gold Park changes at open house

Attendees at a public meeting about Ross Gold Park said they walked away with a better understanding of the rationale behind proposed changes there.

Reno Rodeo honors slaying victims with special plaque

RENO — The Reno Rodeo Association has placed a plaque in front of the rodeo arena grandstand in recognition of a former association president and his wife who were victims of a homicide in January.

Climate change talk held at Western Nevada College in Carson City

About 85 attended a panel Thursday night to learn about the “Threats and Opportunities of Climate Change in Western Nevada.”

Nevada librarians catalog virtual reality content for worldwide access

Librarians from two states — joined by volunteers across the country — spent the day Thursday cataloging virtual reality en masse as part of the XRCatalog Hack-a-thon.

Saturday, June 29

Senior Menus for the week of July 1, 2019

Note: Menus for week of July 1 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Airport Road Church of Christ sets Vacation Bible School

A huge Hollywood award show is coming to Carson City July 8-12 at the Airport Road Church of Christ. Vacation Bible School for 2019 includes lots of movie style glitz and glamour. Classes, stories, crafts, and outdoor activities will revolve around awards for best producer, actor, script, director and a special eternal award.

Talk of the Town: 3rd and Curry Street Farmers Market

Have you been to the “Farmers Market?” It’s on 3rd and Curry Street Have some fresh fruit and vegetables

Carson City Road Report for July 1 - 7, 2019

The following information applies to the period of July 1-7: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Roger Diez: Drivers pushing toward NASCAR playoffs

The addition of the Carousel to the Sonoma road course didn’t seem to have much effect on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup results last Sunday. The usual suspects ended up in front at the end of the race, as Kyle Busch chased his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex to the checkered flag in vain. The two Toyota drivers were well clear of the rest of the field, and the only question was whether lapped cars would play into the result.

Plenty of events as Carson City prepares for July 4

Here’s a look at some of what’s going on around town as Carson City readies for the Fourth of July: Today’s Epic Rides schedule:

Past Pages for June 29 - July 2, 2019

Saturday 150 years ago Water to be turned off. Mr. Sweeney requests us to notice that the water in the pipes laid down by him will be turned off from half past nine o’clock tonight until five o’clock tomorrow morning. Some necessary regulation of the pipes requires this cessation.

Friday, June 28

Epic Rides kicks off in downtown Carson City

Street racing was legal Friday night as the pro women and men took to the streets of downtown Carson City for El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit.

Fox Brewpub in Carson City brews IPA as fundraiser for Greenhouse Project

The Fox Brewpub and the Greenhouse Project partnered to create the Greenhouse Project Brut-Session IPA, available for a limited time at The Fox in Carson City and at the July 10 Concert Under the Stars.

Gate on Ash Canyon Road to re-open July 4 weekend

The gate on Ash Canyon Road located at the trailhead to the Ash to Kings Trail will re-open to all motorized vehicle traffic starting July 4 weekend.

Joe Santoro: Dear world: Reno is NOT Las Vegas

Three NCAA tournament appearances in the last three years. One of the greatest comeback victories (over Cincinnati in 2018) in NCAA tournament history. A spot in the Sweet 16 in 2018. A College Basketball Invitation championship in 2016 and a record of 110-34 over the last four seasons.

July 4 celebrations, fireworks around Lake Tahoe

The number of activities and events in Tahoe can be overwhelming any time of year. On the Fourth of July, the situation is on steroids.

Americorps team to mentor children at Dayton Boys and Girls Clubs

An Americorps National Civilian Community Corps team, Green Four, will be visiting Dayton’s Boys and Girls Club site in the next six weeks as part of an effort to reach out to Lyon County’s rural populations.

Carson City resident named Nevada veteran of the month

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services announced Carson City resident Larry Osborne was named Veteran of the Month and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Verdi Post 10053 was named Veteran Supporter of the Month.

New apartments on Curry Street in Carson City should be available by new year

The first apartments in the Carson Hills Apartments now under construction on Curry Street should be available by the start of the new year.

Thursday, June 27

Woman fights off man by clubbing him in head with table, says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY At 1:44 a.m., Shannan Bekowsky, 19, and Brandon Jeffries were charged with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop on South Carson Street for no taillights. A search of the vehicle revealed a small bag of methamphetamine crystal and a pipe. Jeffries also was charged with possession of paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $2,500; his at $3,500.

Recipe: Summer is the time for grilling pork, by David Theiss

I’m always looking for great items to cook on the grill and lately I’ve been cooking one of my favorite summer meats: pork! With the Fourth of July coming up, it’s always good to be prepared to feed a large crowd, and this pork loin recipe is not only delicious, but also great for the grill! Plus, it’s great as leftovers (if there are any)!

NNDA panel: Aerospace industry having trouble attracting workers in Carson City region

A tight labor market is hurting many of the region’s industries, and that includes aerospace and aviation. “We are finding it very difficult to find qualified people,” said Ed Henricks, marketing and sales, Specline Inc., an aircraft parts and equipment manufacturer in Carson City. “We’re unable to grow as fast as we’d like.”

VIDEO: Crews have Carson City brush fire 'under control'

Carson City firefighters responded to a brush fire at 12:41 p.m. Thursday in the area of Longview Way, Manhattan Drive and Spencer Street.

Fifth consecutive decrease for Nevada gaming win in May

The statistics blame Baccarat for the fifth monthly decrease in gaming win. May’s total win was $981.8 million, 6 percent less than the win reported in May 2018. While win numbers were up across nearly all of the state, Baccarat win — primarily on the Las Vegas Strip — was just $54.6 million. That is 54.8 percent or $66.2 million less than the amount reported a year ago.

Carson City Planning Commission OK’s 103-home lot project on Lompa Ranch

A divided Planning Commission voted to recommend the initial plan for a new subdivision on Lompa Ranch, south of 5th Street. The proposed project would be located on 26.89 acres at the east end of Railroad Drive and Saliman Road and includes 103-home lots ranging from 6,000 square feet to 15,803 square feet.

Carson City Library Board of Trustees has opening

The Carson City Board of Supervisors is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Carson City Library Board of Trustees. This committee oversees all library policy and budgets. Applicants must be willing to serve approximately six to eight hours a month.

Gold Star Families Memorial dedication Saturday

A tour bus carrying veterans who fought in one of the nation’s wars from 1941 to 1975 pulled up to a row of glistening white headstones in one section of Arlington National Cemetery. After the bus slowly rolled to a stopped on this late spring day, about a half-dozen passengers disembarked.

Bills on women’s issues win strong support in 2019 Nevada Legislature

With the first female majority in a state legislature, Nevada’s women wasted no time in advancing issues important to them in the 2019 session. The list includes taking the first step to enshrine equality protections not only for women but other groups in the Nevada Constitution. Senate Joint Resolution 8 would ban discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, ancestry or national origin as well as gender.

Nevada statewide unemployment at 3.8 percent in May

Statewide, less than 4 percent of Nevadans were jobless as May came to a close. The raw unemployment rate for the state was at just 3.8 percent, the same as in April but six-tenths below what it was in May 2018.

Wednesday, June 26

WNC announces spring 2019 Dean’s List

Western Nevada College has named 308 students to the spring 2019 Dean’s List. For consideration to WNC’s Dean’s List, students must complete at least 12 units during the semester and accumulate a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. ​Honorees include:

Carson City health inspections for June 6 - 14, 2019

Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for June 6 to 14. A, B or C grades are given based on the inspection score, which starts at zero. Points are added for each violation. Note: Low-risk factors are noted but not factored into scoring, although restaurants are still required to correct them.

Recipe: Osso bucco a dish well done ahead of time, by Larry Lawrence

Executive Chef Larry Lawrence has been a fixture in the Northern Nevada restaurant for more than 20 years. He began cooking at just 16 years old and went on to cook and manage kitchens throughout Northern Nevada. Longtime Carson Valley residents might remember Larry as the owner and chef at Incognito in Genoa. Larry joined Js’ Old Town Bistro in 2014 and was promoted to executive chef in 2018.

Carson City apartment fire an act of arson, investigation shows

Investigators say the fire that destroyed a townhouse under construction at the Arbor Village Development was arson. The fire started just after 11 p.m. Sunday night. Fire Chief Sean Slamon estimated the damage at $225,000.

Jordan T brings island reggae to Carson City on Saturday

Jordan T can’t bring everyone in Carson City to Hawaii, so he’s bringing the island spirit to Carson City instead. His band performs Saturday as part of the Levitt AMP Carson City Concert Series presented by The Change Companies and hosted by the Brewery Arts Center.

Carson City School Board submits budget with $2.9 million deficit

The Carson City School Board has approved a resolution to submit its final budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year to the Nevada Legislature with few modifications from its document presented at its May 28 meeting.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks 3 suspects in robbery, extortion

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating three subjects wanted for robbery and extortion. On June 12 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Damien Munoz-Malone, Anthony Munoz, and Waylon Filmore were at Dotty’s Casino, 3771 S. Carson St., according to a release from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

Reno Aces place 3 on Pacific Coast League All-Star team

ROUND ROCK, Texas – With the 2019 Triple-A All-Star Game approaching, the Pacific Coast League unveiled its roster Wednesday.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office makes significant drug bust

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team arrested Johnny Eugene Shynovick, 59, on multiple felony drug charges June 22.

Additional lane shifts on U.S. 50 east of Stagecoach planned

Beginning Friday through November, both directions of traffic on U.S. 50 will be shifted to new westbound lanes from Roy’s Road in Stagecoach to the USA Parkway junction as part of a Nevada Department of Transportation project to widen the highway.

Red flag fire warning issued for western Nevada

The first red flag warning in the Sierra Front has been issued by the National Weather Service. Forecasters say gusty winds and low humidity will increase the danger of fires spreading from 11 a.m. today to 11 p.m. Thursday.

Carson City Airport open house benefits children’s home

The Carson City Airport will hold its annual open house from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 at 2600 College Parkway. The morning begins with a pancake breakfast for purchase provided by the Experimental Aircraft Association and full festivities starting at 9 a.m. with the presentation of colors and national anthem. Entry is free to the public and typically draws more than 6,000 visitors each year.

William Eugene "Gene" Milligan

William Eugene "Gene" Milligan May 6, 1933- May 17, 2019

Men, it’s time to improve your nutrition

June has been celebrated as Men’s Health Month since 1994. In honor of this, I’d like to address ways men, and the people who love them, can improve their nutritional health.

On the prowl with Fallon’s FAWG

Fallon Animal Welfare Group, FAWG, is dedicated to cats and eliminating cat overpopulation.

Native American Mariah Snooks is living her dream through education

Although Mariah Snooks is living a couple hours northwest of the Yomba Reservation, she hasn’t forgotten her Native American people and the childhood memories she has because of them.

Many activities highlight Independence Day

Final preparations for the annual Fourth of July parade through downtown Fallon are in the final stages.

Remembering families who lost loved ones in war

A tour bus carrying veterans who fought in one of the nation’s wars from 1941 to 1975 pulled up to a row of glistening white headstones in one section of Arlington National Cemetery. After the bus slowly rolled to a stopped on this late spring day, about a half-dozen passengers disembarked.

De Golyer Bucking Horse and Bull Bash set for Saturday

The sixth annual De Golyer Bucking Horse and Bull Bash is Saturday at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 at the gate and $5 for seniors and children ages 12 and under. There will be cash payouts (80 percent payback) and added money for each event. Buckles will be awarded to the winners.

Fallon baseball all-stars travel to Reno for state tournament

The Cal Ripken state baseball tournament gets underway this week and Fallon will compete in three divisions.

Past Pages for June 26 - 28, 2019

Wednesday 150 years ago At Lake Bigler, within the past few days, there have been frequent and heavy showers of rain. Here in the valley there has been only an occasional slight sprinkling.

Tuesday, June 25

Crackdown on robocalls joined by Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford

Saying enough is enough, Attorney General Aaron Ford has joined a coalition of federal and state agencies to crack down on illegal robocalls. Ford said he’s joining the effort by the Federal Trade Commission to help stop those calls using a variety of tools including enforcement actions and consumer education.

Rural medical program expansion OK’d by Nevada Interim Finance Committee

The Interim Finance Committee on Tuesday approved receipt of a $170,000 grant to expand the program that repays education loans to medical students who agree to serve rural areas. Brian Mitchell, director of the Office of Science, Innovation and Technology, said the grant from the William N. Pennington Foundation will leverage an equal amount of federal money, enabling the Office of Rural Health to add an additional nine students to the program. Those health care professionals will agree to serve rural communities for a minimum of two years.

Nevada U.S. Sen. Cortez Masto backs expanding health care tax credit eligibility

Catherine Cortez Masto and several other senators have introduced legislation they say is designed to fix a “glitch” in the health care system. She said the problem is under current law, if a parent has health insurance but that employer doesn’t offer coverage to a spouse or child, those family members can be prevented from getting tax credits to buy affordable insurance on the state exchange.

Masters of Illusion coming to Stateline

STATELINE — Masters of Illusion, the CW television series and America’s largest touring magic show, will be in residency from Thursday to Sept. 2 with Masters of Illusion Live! in the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in Stateline.

Carson City Juniors fall to Reno American at all-star tournament

It looked like the Reno American all-stars were going to cruise to another win against the Carson Juniors in the District I Little League Tournament on Monday at Governors Field.

Greenwave Hall of Fame announces 3rd induction class

Three years since establishing a Hall of Fame to honor the greatest in Churchill County sports, the Greenwave Hall of Fame has announced its third class, which consists of seven teams, two contributors, two coaches and 12 athletes.

The Root of Healing

Our topic for this week will center on the use of Traditional Chinese Medicinal (TCM) herbs and some of the theories behind their use.

Carson City Off Road traffic plans set

The Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road bicycling event will be held Friday through Saturday. Due to significant snowfall this past winter, the event was pushed back to next weekend.

Monday, June 24

Carson City Symphony’s ‘Strings in the Summer’ program starts July 8

Carson City Symphony Association’s “Strings in the Summer,” a free program for string instrument players of all ages, will begin July 8. Laura Gibson, associate concertmaster of Carson City Symphony, is the instructor and conductor. Registration and tuition are free, and donations are welcome.

Former Nevada prison inmate gets chance to seek damages

Nevada’s intermediate appellate court has ruled Darryl Gholson will get his chance to seek damages from the state over his lost good time credits.

Carson City lecture details lives of immigrant Chinese woodcutters

Chinese immigrants were abundant in the mining camps of the Sierra Nevada in the latter half of the 19th century.

Deputy with good memory nabs suspect, 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. FRIDAY At 8:33 p.m., a 19-year-old carpenter was arrested on suspicion of a Tahoe Township warrant after a traffic stop on Sherman Lane for speeding. Bail was set at $800.

Meetings to prevent sexual abuse of developmentally disabled Thursday

The Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence is bringing people together to create educational materials to raise awareness and discuss strategies to prevent the sexual assault of individuals ages 12-24 with developmental disabilities.

Carson Blue Jays play three close games, win one

The Carson Blue Jays summer baseball team played three close games over the weekend and was able to pull out one victory, beating University Prep, 9-8, on Saturday.

Fire erupts in Carson City apartment under construction Sunday night

Firemen responded to a blaze late Sunday night that started in a small apartment complex under construction off Little Lane.

GOED to hold ‘Small Business Matchmaker’ event Thursday

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development is hosting an event in Reno next week to help Nevada’s small businesses get local, state and federal contracts. The “Small Business Matchmaker” will be Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. IT will be at DePoali Middle School, 9300 Wilbur May Parkway.

Carson City’s Ross Gold Park topic of public meeting

Ross Gold Park is one of the oldest parks within Carson City’s park system and is located at 280 Appion Way. The city released a survey in April to receive the community’s input on changes to the park’s master plan. The survey results have been compiled, analyzed, and the city would appreciate the opportunity to discuss the comments received from the community.

Carson City class will focus on cyber fraud

Every week, the staff at DeBug Computer receives reports from community members who have been scammed into giving money to both cyber and telemarketing frauds, some for thousands of dollars, sometimes under the pretense the victim has “won” a prize or money, and simply needs to pay a processing fee. Or a loved one is in danger, and they must transfer money immediately to help them.

Carson City school board considers purchase of former church property

The Carson City School District Board of Trustees will hold a discussion and potentially authorize Superintendent Richard Stokes to enter into a non-binding letter of intent to purchase the property and improvements of the former Capital Christian Church at 1600 Snyder Ave., and tender a $50,000 deposit from the district’s capital projects fund against a purchase price of $5.5 million.

Judge rules Ranchos murder suspect may be tried in Reno

A man held in the murders of two Gardnerville Ranchos women may be tried in Reno, a Washoe County judge ruled on Friday. District Judge Connie Steinheimer ruled against a defense motion to dismiss charges related to the January shooting deaths of Connie Koontz and Sophia Renken within a mile of one another.

Sunday, June 23

Volunteer opportunities in the Carson City area

Here are a variety of fun and interesting organizations you may be interested in. If you would like to volunteer with any of these organizations, please contact Sandy at 775-687-4680, ext. 6.

John Bullis: Charitable gifts for noncash items

If you will be claiming Itemized Deductions on your 2019 Individual Income Tax Return, consider what can be done to save taxes by giving noncash gifts to your church or charity. Givers (also known as Donors) need to fill out Section A of Form 8283 for noncash gifts valued at more than $500. Section B is required to be done if the value of an item or a group of similar items exceeds $5,000.

Western Nevada College News & Notes: Nursing program No. 2 in Nevada

For the second time this year, Western Nevada College’s nursing program has been recognized among the top three in Nevada.

Holly Sternberg first at Nevada State Old-Time Fiddlers’ Contest

Holly Sternberg is known in the area for her talented fiddle playing in local band Cíana, while also performing in Fiddlers2 and the Soulstice Strings Quartet. In early May she traveled to Eureka to perform in the Nevada State Old-Time Fiddlers’ Contest. The 28-year-old is a familiar face at the event, and this year she brought home first place in the Adult Division, first in the Hot Fiddle category, and placed second in the Grand Championship.

Nevada counties get $27.25 million in federal compensation

Nevada counties will get $27.25 million in federal compensation for lost taxes on federal lands.

Dirk Roper: What happens during my HVAC maintenance service?

Your HVAC system is a mechanical system with lots of moving parts. Without regular maintenance and care, its performance will start to decline and eventually the entire system will just plain fail. A heating and cooling system replacement costs thousands of dollars, so regular maintenance can extend its lifespan and protect your wallet. What does the technician do?

Nevada National Guard Brig. Gen. Burks says timing right to retire

The timing feels right for Brig. Gen. William R. Burks to leave after 10 years of serving at the helm of the Nevada National Guard.

Saturday, June 22

Senior menus for the week of June 24, 2019

Note: Menus for week of June 24 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Jim Valentine: The world through others’ eyes

The residential real estate business often seems like one big reality show. No, not realty show, reality show. It involves people making one of the biggest financial decisions of their life to buy or sell their home, their castle, if you will. As such, emotion comes into play throughout the process as does a principle or two along the way that can stifle otherwise sensible judgment.

Carson City road report for June 24 - 30, 2019

The following information applies to the period of June 24-30: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Elks Lodge, Girl Scout troops honor nation in Flag Day ceremony

Carson City Elks Lodge 2177 held its annual Flag Day ceremony on June 14 together with several other community organizations.

Roger Diez: Only few Pro Stocks, still strong night at Fernley

Last Saturday was a disappointing one for fans of Pro Stock racing, as only five cars showed up at Fernley 95A Speedway for the $1,500 to win purse. Further disappointment ensued when only four cars made the main. Bill Pearson was declared the winner after a controversial call on contact penalized Robert Miller, who finished second. Fortunately, race fans were treated to two good races in other classes. Chris Christiano won the $1,000 to win Hobby Stock main over a 20-car field.

Leslie Cain: Planning a stress-free move

According to Move.org, more than 35 million Americans move into a new home each year. If you are one of the millions preparing for a move this summer, here are seven strategies to help you stay organized and lessen your moving stress: Don’t Underestimate Organization

Past Pages for June 22 - 25, 2019

Saturday 150 years ago An alarm of fire at half past two o’clock yesterday afternoon was occasioned by some boxes taking fire in the rear of Koppel & Platt’s clothing store. The Warren and Curry engine companies came down upon the fire like a whirlwind and scattered the boxes into the street rendering the use of a hose scarcely necessary.

Friday, June 21

Fire reported at Carson City landfill

Smoke that could be seen above Carson City east of the community was coming from a fire the Carson City landfill on Friday evening.

Carson Blue Jays win with huge comeback

The Carson Blue Jays overcame a 7-0 deficit on their way to a 10-9 win over the Fernley Wranglers in eight innings on Friday at Ron McNutt Field.

Celebrate Independence Day with TOCCATA

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Independence Day with the 14th annual “BOPS” concert, conducted by Maestro James Rawie.

New plan submitted for Andersen Ranch in Carson City

A new plan for Andersen Ranch, the site of the proposed Vintage at Kings Canyon project, has been submitted to the Carson City Planning department for a preliminary review. The submitted conceptual map calls for 204 houses on the 48.2-acre portion of the property between Mountain Street and Ormsby Boulevard.

Carson City OKs contract to complete water transmission line

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a contract to complete the transmission line that carries water from Minden to Carson City. The $5.5 million contract was awarded to Aspen Developers Corp., which will begin construction in July.

Nevada Public Utilities Commission issues warning about damaged natural gas lines

Because of a growing number of incidents involving damage to natural gas lines, the Public Utilities Commission on Friday warned anyone causing damage to gas lines not to try making repairs themselves.

‘Newsies’ premieres in Carson City on June 28

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Wild Horse Children’s Theater presents the Tony Award winning Broadway phenomenon, Disney’s Newsies in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., June 28, 29, 30 and July 5, 6, and 7.

Nevada Wolf Pack’s Cody Martin drafted by Charlotte

Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak sees University of Nevada senior Cody Martin as a “ball-handling guard” after the Hornets selected him in the second round with the 36th overall pick during Thursday’s NBA draft.

Basil Thai fundraiser to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs culinary program

The Basil Thai restaurant in Carson City is hosting a buffet fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds from the event will benefit the culinary program for Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada. There is no cost to attend, but donations are appreciated.

Carson High NJROTC program among top 11 in nation

At the close of the school year, the Carson High School NJROTC program was pleased to announce it earned a Distinguished Unit award with academic honors. This was the second year in a row the unit has received the recognition.

Stewart begins preservation efforts; state prison museum on hold

Carson City is getting better at preserving its history after losing some of its most iconic structures to neglect and disuse. Think the V&T Roundhouse and Children’s Home, though there were many more historic structures that met the wrecking ball ultimately changing how Carson Street looks today. The soon to be former Jack’s Bar was almost lost as well, but thanks to an investment group led by the Nevada Builder’s Alliance and Miles Construction, Inc., this important structure will gain a new lease on life in the future to become the Bank Saloon, the early name for Jack’s Bar.

USDA offering grants for rural housing repairs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low income rural residents.

Thursday, June 20

UPDATE: Inflatable planetarium postponed

UPDATE: The Sky Dome Planetarium, which was planned as part of the Carson City Library’s Summer Learning Challenge, has been postponed.

Redevelopment survives vote

After hearing from nearly 40 speakers over 90 minutes, Douglas County commissioners voted 3-2 against beginning the process of dissolving a redevelopment area at Stateline. Commissioner Dave Nelson proposed dissolving the area, saying property taxes generated there should not go to fund an events center at Stateline.

Tax official testifies Nevada pot sales licensing was fair

LAS VEGAS — Mistakes may have been made by temporary workers evaluating applications for dispensary licenses, but the process was fair, Nevada’s marijuana enforcement chief told a judge on Wednesday.

Recipe: Pate a Choux, by Cynthia Ferris-Bennett

Who doesn’t love a fresh, fluffy, crispy Cream Puff? These delightful treats are perfect any time of year but are especially refreshing during summer when they are filled with cool, fresh whipped cream and topped with the finest fruit of the season.

Diner, Carson City officials in court fight over gazebo

After more than a year of battling with the city, District Judge James Wilson will hear arguments next month over whether the owners of Mom and Pops Diner get to keep their gazebo.

Lane closures scheduled on U.S. 95A south of Silver Springs

Single lane closures with traffic flaggers and pilot cars alternating directions of traffic will be in place on U.S. 95A in the Fort Churchill area (milepost 32-36) south of Silver Springs 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, June 25-27, as NDOT road maintenance crews fill age-related roadway cracking, according to a release from the Nevada Department of Transportation.

Carson City Juniors All-Star team loses opening game at district tourney

The Carson 10-year-old all-stars overcame a four-run deficit and nearly overcame a five-run deficit. But in the end Carson fell just short in a 10-8 loss to Reno American on Thursday in the District I Little League Tournament at Governors Field.

Joe Santoro: Expect the unexpected from Nevada Wolf Pack football, basketball

After one of the most predictable Nevada Wolf Pack football and men’s basketball seasons in history we’re now heading into one of the most confusing in recent memory.

Carson City show using multiple generations of families

For the past 11 years, Wild Horse Children’s Theater has been bringing families together in the audience to experience the magic of live theater. In their upcoming production of Disney’s Newsies, families are coming together on stage as well. As they say, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” and for the first time in WHCT history, members of four families — two and three generations — will perform together on stage.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks help finding runaway

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office investigation division is asking the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile male.

Steph Curry & Justin Timberlake will play American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe

NBA All-Star Steph Curry and pop music superstar Justin Timberlake will return to Lake Tahoe in July for the 30th annual American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. Curry, the Golden State Warriors two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, and Timberlake, playing in his fourth ACC event, headline a field that includes Charles Barkley, last year’s champion Tony Romo and Aaron Rodgers among 90 sports and entertainment personalities.

Lyon County CASA volunteers big on love, short on supply

Standing in a courtroom is daunting for adults, let alone children, so to reassure Lyon County’s most vulnerable children when they go before a judge is a pretty hefty task, Gardnerville resident Stephani Halliday says.

Marlette Lake could again be source of Carson City water

Carson City could start taking water again from Marlette Lake under a new agreement with the state of Nevada. The city’s previous deal with the state ended five years ago, but Carson City continued purchasing water under the terms of the expired agreement while the two parties worked on a new contract. Then, a year and a half ago the city stopped taking Marlette Lake water when the city could no longer treat to drinking water standards, said Darren Schulz, director, Carson City Public Works.

Wednesday, June 19

Fore the good of Lake Tahoe

There’s one thing that keeps bringing comedian and actor Kevin Nealon back to the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament every summer at Lake Tahoe. “Hope,” Nealon said with a wry smile following the second round of the 2018 ACC at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline.

Carson City nursing facility wins national award

The Nevada Health Care Association is proud to announce two of its members will receive the bronze “National Quality Award” from the American Health Care Association (AHCA)/National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) during the AHCA/NCAL 70th Annual Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 15. The two facilities receiving this national award are Carson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carson City (Covenant Care) and Marquis Care at Centennial Hills, Las Vegas (Marquis Companies).

Carson High School graduate completes basic training in Texas

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Gaige L. Bobbitt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Grow with Google event held at Carson City Library

The Carson City Library on Wednesday hosted a day of digital training for businesses, non-profits and individuals. More than 150 people participated in four training classes and one-on-one coaching provided by 20 Google volunteers.

Carson City Sheriff's Office seeking information on runaway juvenile

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Investigation Division is asking the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile male. Christian Zarate age 14, was last seen on June 17 in Carson City. Christian is believed to still be in Carson City.

Belle Sounds to perform at Carson City Brewfest

Indie pop band The Belle Sounds will headline this year’s Capital City Brewfest. The annual event takes place Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. along Curry Street in Downtown Carson City. The band will perform beginning at 5 on the stage in McFadden Plaza.

Officials investigating train derailment near Wells

Officials are investigating a train derailment just east of Wells along Interstate 80

Carson City Library restarts search for director

The Library Board of Trustees decided to continue recruiting for a library director after the top two candidates from an earlier search declined the job offer.

Hospital patient arrested, 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. TUESDAY At 10:36 a.m., a 35-year-old was arrested at Carson Tahoe Hospital after security reported him acting erratically, spitting at employees and destroying property in the hospital. He was in the hospital on a mental health hold for similar conduct the day before. He was arrested on suspicion of assault, threats, destruction of property and as an ex-felon failing to register. Bail was set at $3,650.

Woman faces drug charge

A Carson City woman was arrested Sunday night on drug and theft charges. Kelly R. Erickson, 41, was taken into custody at the Topsy Lane Walmart on a theft charge, where she allegedly had cocaine hidden in her bra.

‘101 Dalmatians’ wags into Carson City on Friday

Paws what you’re doing and mark your calendar for 5 and 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Brewery Arts Center. Students with the Carson City School District, in partnership with the Wild Horse Children’s Theater, will debut their Summer Theater Camp’s adaptation of Disney’s “101 Dalmatians, Kids.” Admission to the play is free of charge; however, donations will be accepted.

Churchill County Class of 1964 announces reunion plans

The Churchill County High School Class of 1964 is sponsoring a 55th reunion gathering on Aug. 16 at the Maine Street Café in Fallon. Members of the class are asked to respond by July 20 in order to participate in the event.

Thunder, lightning and exploding sounds

While sitting at the dog park the other day, Denise happened to mention how terrified her dog Belle gets because of thunder, lightning and fireworks. Her other dog, Millie, isn’t bothered at all. Watson is frightened of loud sounds and flashing lights, too. In fact, he becomes a panicked, panting pup during a storm or fireworks display.

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

To Jessica Daniel Weltner and Ryan William Weltner, Natalie Winter Weltner, born May 12, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 5 ounces

Fallon Airport receives $1.1 million grant

The Fallon Municipal Airport is receiving a $1.1 million grant to install perimeter fencing.

Open computer lab at library

Open Computer Lab is the opportunity for you to bring your computer or other device to the library to practice your skills or to get hands-on help with whatever you are trying to master.

San Francisco’s natural side found at Lands End

When most people think about San Francisco, they envision a cosmopolitan place with majestic, tall buildings, culturally diverse neighborhoods and manmade landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Coit Tower.

Trustees look at eliminating bus transfer system

Churchill County school trustees and Superintendent Summer Stephens decided at their June 12 meeting to delay a vote to eliminate the transfer system for transporting students to and between schools, a system used extensively since the mid-1990s.

Fallon businesswoman wins Ward 2 seat

The Fallon City Council canvassed last Tuesday’s votes and officially approved the election of Karla Kent to the board during its Monday meeting.

Fallon rodeo contestants head to national junior high finals

Four Fallon middle school students are off to Huron, South Dakota for Thursday’s start of the National Junior High School Finals Rodeo.

Carson City agent says big things ahead for former Nevada Wolf Pack star

The NBA Draft is Thursday and Tyrone Criswell’s dream of being drafted by any of the league’s teams is a thing of the past. But his dream to play in the NBA is not. And the next logical step on his way to making it to the NBA — playing in the league’s minor league the NBA G-League — is definitely a reality for Criswell, who first made his mark locally with the University of Nevada men’s basketball team.

Past Pages for June 18 - 21, 2019

Wednesday 150 years ago Dedication Ball. We acknowledge the receipt of a complimentary ticket of admission to the Curry Engine Company’s “Dedication Ball” which will be held in their hall on the evening of July 5. Thanks. By the way, we notice that the work of refitting is busily going forward in the new hall. It will be the best engine house in the State when finished.

Tuesday, June 18

Trump kicks off 2020 campaign at Orlando rally

ORLANDO, Fla. — Jabbing at the press and poking at the political establishment, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday at a Florida rally where he exhorted thousands of rollicking supporters to keep advancing his political movement to put America’s “own citizens first.”

Nick Hundley’s care for ailing boy leads to lasting bond

OAKLAND, Calif. — Five years ago, veteran big leaguer Nick Hundley visited Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and met a boy named Zach Sprader. Hundley, then with the San Diego Padres, sought to give the young baseball fan a lift during his fight against leukemia. Little did Hundley know a lasting friendship with a family would come of it

Carson City archery range could be named for Tim Meigs

The Open Space Advisory Committee and the Parks and Recreation Commission met Monday to discuss several topics that concern both boards. The two panels took action on only one agenda item to recommend the Centennial Park Archery Range be renamed the Tim Meigs Archery Range.

Carson City School District prekindergarten pleased with ratings

Pre-kindergarten programs in the Carson City School District are celebrating rewarding results from the latest Quality Rating and Improvement Systems scores. Fremont Elementary earned a three-star rating; Mark Twain Elementary, Bordewich Bray Elementary and Student Support Services all earned a four-star rating and Empire Elementary earned a five-star rating.

Monday, June 17

Las Vegas soldier Gallagher receives posthumous awards

Federal and state recognition of the courageous actions of Sgt. 1st Class David Gallagher, the Nevada Army Guard Soldier killed in a training accident at Fort Irwin, Calif., on June 4 is accumulating in the form of posthumous awards and decorations as memorial plans for the deceased armor crewman are finalized. Gallagher, 51, of Las Vegas was a staff sergeant at the time of the accident and has been posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant first class.

Dinner, free movie Wednesday at Brewery Arts Center

Enjoy dinner and catch a free movie at the first Wheeled Food Wednesday at the Brewery Arts Center.

Nevada files expanded opioid lawsuit

Attorney General Aaron Ford on Monday filed an expanded complaint against some 40 pharmaceutical companies and executives, blaming them for the opioid crisis.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Hair-raising experience leads to arrest

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 12:49 p.m., Chance Banta, 22, of Carson City was arrested at Walmart on felony counts on suspicion of burglary and attempting to obtain money by false pretenses. He’s accused of using a receipt to try to obtain a refund on item that matched the receipt but which he had just taken from the store. A search of his person found two hypodermic needles and he was also arrested on suspicion of possessing paraphernalia. Bail was set at $41,000.

Vandals steal sign for governor’s parking space at Nevada Capitol

Capitol Police are looking for three young men who stole the sign identifying the governor’s parking space behind the Capitol.

Video: Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeks help in vehicle burglary case

The investigation division of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help identify the person involved in a vehicle burglary that happened June 10 in the 1500 block of Rand Avenue.

Lee to replace Fredlund as Carson City Chamber chairman of the board

It’s been a busy and productive year for Carson City Chamber Chairman of the Board Bob Fredlund. He’s a full-time top selling realtor for Coldwell Banker Select in Carson City and a builder of homes at Santa Maria Ranch in Dayton. His construction company also remodels homes, right now most notably the home of Carson City founder Abe Curry.

Carson Blue Jays close weekend with win

After three closes losses over the weekend, the Carson Blue Jays summer baseball team came back to rout the Blue Sox 11-2 on Sunday at Ron McNutt Field.

Summer running program at Carson Middle School starts June 17

A summer conditioning program is now being offered for middle school and high school runners.

Are we on the cusp of change?

The United States is doing quite well. Randall Forsyth of Barron’s reported:

Carson City Sheriff’s Office hosts 16th annual Motor Officers Training Challenge

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office 16th Annual Extreme Motor Officer Training Challenge will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 20-22.

Lattin Road sewer consolidation project begins June 24

Churchill County will begin construction on the Lattin Road sewer consolidation project on June 24. The project will connect 25 properties on Lattin Road and Dallas Drive to the county wastewater system.

Two sets of twins from area join the Marines

One set of twins comes from a military family — a Marine family in fact. The other set of twins comes from a family in which the military hasn’t had that much of an influence.

Carson City supervisors to consider public safety radio system

A $5 million, 10-year agreement for Carson City to join the statewide public safety radio system is back before the Board of Supervisors on Thursday

Sunday, June 16

Carson City birth announcements for May 2 - June 13, 2019

To Amy and Dennis Williams of Carson City, Anna Williams, born May 2, 2019, weighing 8 pounds and 4 ounces. To Heidi and David Konopaske, Jr. of Carson City, William James Konopaske, born May 10, 2019, weighing 8 pounds and 0 ounce.

Carson City resident identified as victim in fatal Highway 50 crash

Nevada Highway Patrol has identified the victim in a fatal crash where the other driver is suspected of driving under the influence. Hugo Parra-Solis, a 37-year-old Carson City resident, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck westbound on U.S. 50 around 7 a.m. Thursday, according to Nevada Highway Patrol. He was towing a utility trailer.

Antsy McClain opens Carson City Levitt AMP Concert Series

If you’ve been waiting impatiently for free live music in Carson City, the time has come. It’s time to let loose and put on the dancing shoes, as Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours open the Levitt AMP Concert Series on June 22.

Carson City group offers summer lunch program

Carson City nonprofit Food for Thought Inc., will continue to serve free lunches to children younger than 18 between 11 a.m. and noon daily onsite at the Bridge Church, 901 N. Stewart St.

Free outdoor movies begin Wednesday in Carson City

Carson City Classic Cinema Club has a busy summer planned, including a series of free, outdoor movies.

Talk of the Town: Dubois Health

It started back in 1964 With a health book Phil had found He gave it to his wife, Judy And together they turned their life around With a $75 loan

What you need to know about Carson City’s new Waste Management service

Carson City’s new trash collection service is rolling out — literally — in the next couple of weeks. New garbage, recycling and yard waste carts are now being delivered to residents across the city in anticipation of a new contract and new services that go into effect July 1.

Rob Galloway: Best of Carson finalist voting underway

In 2018, a record number of votes were cast for the Best of Carson finalists. If this year’s nomination period is any indication of how the finalist voting will go this year, we should be in for another record year — we more than tripled the amount of nominations this year.

Saturday, June 15

Senior menus for the week of June 17, 2019

Note: Menus for week of June 17 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

John Bullis: Where do you live?

The legal term “Domicile” is the place you treat as your primary and permanent home, where you intend to return to if you’re working or living temporarily in another state. Being in another state for medical or educational or vacation reasons don’t count to determining your domicile.

Jim Valentine: Timing is everything

Timing in life is integral to experience and happiness. When you time things right, good things usually happen. Real estate is no different as you will find in most of your real property experiences. From the timing of your listing or submission of your offer to virtually every component of the transaction, the timing of your actions can have a direct impact on you and yours.

Marilyn Foster: Climbing Machu Picchu should be on every travel bucket list

Who wouldn’t want to climb to the top of Machu Picchu? At 7,972 feet above sea level, those of us living in this region can easily climb this mountain, for most of us are used to breathing at over 4,700 feet and when we enjoy visits to Lake Tahoe, the average elevation there is about 6,225 feet.

Carson City road report for June 17 - 23, 2019

The following information applies to the period of June 17-23: Road closure expected at the following location due to road/utility work:

Carson City Chamber celebrates best and brightest

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce celebrated Carson City’s best and brightest at its annual meeting Thursday. More than 100 people gathered for dinner at The Martin Hotel downtown to honor the seven recipients of this year’s best awards and the 17 graduates of the Chamber’s 2019 Leadership Institute class as well as witness the handing off of the gavel to the new board chair.

Roger Diez: Canadian Grand Prix: ‘Right decision, wrong solution’

Lewis Hamilton drove his Mercedes to the win at last weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, but I was having flashbacks to the Kentucky Derby. In both races, it wasn’t the competitor who crossed the finish line first who was declared the winner. The difference was the Derby decision was made after the race was over, while the Grand Prix outcome was known long before the checkered flag waved.

Joe Santoro: It was Jordan Brown’s decision to leave Nevada Wolf Pack

Sports fodder ... It’s not surprising or shocking Jordan Brown announced last week he has left the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team and will join the Arizona Wildcats.

Past Pages for June 15 - 18, 2019

SATURDAY 150 years ago Base Ball Club. Some young gentlemen who have come to Carson, lately, from the East, and some of whom are to have positions at the Mint, are making arrangements for organizing a base ball club here. They have been giving some exhibitions of their proficiency as throwers, catchers and batters on the Plaza, greatly to the admiration of Carsonites.

Carson City Fire Department conducts training on Butti Way

Carson City Fire Department will be conducting a live structure fire training exercise at a vacant structure on the Carson City Public Works corporate yard on Butti Way on Monday, June 17, and Tuesday, June 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, June 14

Sweeping criminal justice reforms signed into Nevada law

Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed into law the bill making sweeping reforms to Nevada’s criminal justice system experts say will save the state more than $500 million over the coming decade.

Carson City health inspections for May 29 to June 5, 2019

Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for May 29 to June 5. A, B or C grades are given based on the inspection score, which starts at zero. Points are added for each violation. Note: Low-risk factors are noted but not factored into scoring, although restaurants are still required to correct them.

Flag Day ceremony held in Carson City

The strength of the U.S. flag rests not only after Nevada’s statehood became the 36th state during the Civil War but also during major military battles such as the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, which became a major turning point of World War II.

Carson High’s Nate Yeskie passed over for Oregon State baseball coach

Former Oregon State catcher Mitch Canham was named as the Beavers’ new baseball coach on Friday.

Nevada bill banning bump stocks, allowing ‘red flags’ signed into law

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday signed into law the comprehensive bill designed to prevent mass shootings. AB291 mirrors new federal rules that ban bump stocks and other devices designed to make a semi-automatic weapon fire like a machine gun.

Voting rights bill signed by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed AB345, the voting rights omnibus bill sponsored by Speaker of the Assembly Jason Frierson, on Friday in Las Vegas. The bill enacts various provisions to modernize and secure Nevada’s election system, including same-day voter registration.

Possible Carson City mayoral candidate to speak at Democratic luncheon

The featured speaker at Monday’s Democratic luncheon will be mayoral aspirant Aaron Sims. He will expound upon his vision for Carson City and what he hopes to achieve if elected as the city’s next mayor.

Capital City Brewfest set for Carson City

Enjoy good beer, good food, and good music for a good cause. The Capital City Brewfest is June 22 from 3-8 p.m. on Curry Street and McFadden Plaza.

‘Grow with Google’ event in Carson City on June 19

Tech giant Google will partner with the East Las Vegas Library and the Carson City Library next week for a pair of day-long digital skills training events as part of the company’s “Grow with Google” initiative. According to a press release, “Grow with Google” plans to work with libraries in every state “to host free events to help job seekers, small business owners, students, educators, and entrepreneurs improve their digital skills and help create economic opportunity across the country.”

PostalAnnex opening in Carson City

PostalAnnex, a one-stop business service center for packaging, shipping and office supply needs, has announced a new outlet will be open by the end of June at the Eagle Station retail center in Carson City. The 990-square-foot Postal Annex No. 18021 will be located at 3827 S. Carson St., Suite No. 505-25.

Thursday, June 13

Free pet adoptions available Friday and Saturday

Hundreds of dogs and cats are waiting at local animal shelters and rescue groups in Nevada, where pet adoptions will be free Friday and Saturday during Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days. All adoption fees are waived for pets going to new homes thanks to a grant from Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation.

Concert Under the Stars helps feed Carson City families in need

When families come to the Ron Wood Family Resource Center, they’re typically in desperate conditions.

Recipe: Open-faced grilled cheese bruschetta, by Amanda Long

Summer is near, the kids are out of school and things can either slow down or get busier for you. For us, it seems to slow down a bit.

Law overhauling regulation of Nevada’s marijuana industry signed by Sisolak

Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed the bill overhauling regulation of the marijuana industry. Modeled after Nevada’s gaming industry regulation system, the Cannabis Compliance Board is designed to be a comprehensive regulatory board with seven members who have expertise in areas ranging from finance, law enforcement and medicine to legal compliance. To work with the board, the bill also creates a Cannabis Advisory Commission to deal with issues such as addiction prevention, and training programs.

Nevada budget bills signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak

Without fanfare, Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday signed the remaining four bills that implement the state budget for the coming two years.

Sisolak credits Ford for Little Valley Fire settlement

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday credited the efforts of Attorney General Aaron Ford for settling claims filed after the Little Valley Fire.

Attempt to restart Yucca Mountain licensing blocked in U.S. House

LAS VEGAS — A U.S. House committee has blocked the latest attempt in Congress to restart the licensing process for a nuclear waste repository at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain.

Extension of Carson City’s Colorado Street multi-use path OKd

The Regional Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved several contracts and agreements, including one for the extension of the multi-use path from Colorado Street to the Pete Livermore Sports Complex.

New trial for Nevada death row inmate will await appeal

LAS VEGAS — A 79-year-old Nevada prison inmate who was sentenced in 2010 to die may get a chance to again argue he’s not guilty, after a judge in Las Vegas overturned his conviction and granted him a new trial.

Dayton student learns more than words from national spelling bee

Morgan Bumgardner, 13, learned to keep his cool this year on stage in front of a large audience, though it might have helped he wasn’t the last of his group to spell his word.

Single lane closures on U.S. 50 in Dayton on Saturday

Single lane closures will take place in areas of Carson City and Dayton beginning this week as part of multiple NDOT pedestrian safety improvement projects.

Analyzing gold, silver at the Carson City Mint

The Carson City Mint has produced coins bearing the famed CC mint mark, but it also served as a U.S. Assaying Office.

Nevada Legislature doesn’t provide raises for judges, court staff

Despite arguments Nevada’s judges haven’t had a pay raise in a decade, lawmakers let the bill to raise judicial salaries die in the Assembly Ways and Means Committee.

Wednesday, June 12

After 36 years, servers still love work at El Charro Avitia in Carson City

In an era where longevity on a job might be five years — or in the case of Millennials — two years — it’s uncommon to find employees sticking with a private-sector job for more than 36 years. You might expect longevity in the public sector because of the retirement carrot, but in the private industry, job hopping is the norm. It’s even rarer to find someone sticking with a job in the service industry for long since most of those jobs attract those who consider a service industry job as short-term until a better employment opportunity comes along.

Carson City’s Martel promoted to Brigadier General

RENO — Col. Glen Martel, former commander of the 152nd Airlift Wing Mission Support Group, has been promoted to the rank of brigadier general during a ceremony on Sunday at the Nevada Air National Guard Base fuel cell hangar.

Single lane closures Saturday on Carson City's South Stewart

Single lane closures will take place on South Stewart in Carson City Street June 15 as the Nevada Department of Transportation resurfaces the roadway as part of a project to install pedestrian safety improvements.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signs education bills; legal challenges possible

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday signed five bills dealing with K-12 education funding — two of which face potential legal challenges. Detractors have charged AB309 and SB551 violate Nevada’s Constitution requirement tax increases pass the Legislature with a two-thirds majority.

Nevada state employees now have collective bargaining

Surrounded by more than two dozen labor leaders, Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday signed SB135, giving state workers collective bargaining rights. He praised state workers saying they work every day for safer, healthier and stronger communities, providing services that sometimes can be thankless. He said many took pay cuts during the recession but, “continued to diligently serve Nevadans.”

Western Nevada College Community Night on Friday

Western Nevada College will host Community Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at 2201 W. College Parkway. Community Night is an opportunity for community members to investigate the resources that WNC has available, meet college team members and explore the campus.

Nevada will buy Snowcat for Marlette Lake winter maintenance

Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed legislation that will buy state Buildings and Grounds a Snowcat. For years, managers of the Marlette Lake Water System have wanted a vehicle such as a Snowcat because, during the winter, that’s the only way they can get up the mountain to take care of the water system above Lakeview Hill.

Carson High baseball alum under consideration for Oregon State job

Nate Yeskie is a leading candidate to become the next Oregon State baseball head coach. And he has a fan club. Of former players.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak restates opposition to Yucca Mountain restart plan

In a sharply worded letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Gov. Steve Sisolak has again stated his and Nevada’s complete opposition to any plans to restart the licensing of Yucca Mountain.

Nevada Guard to host 21st annual Flag Day ceremony in Carson City

In the final year of his 42-year career and his 10th as Nevada’s adjutant general, Brig. Gen. William Burks will be this year’s keynote speaker at the Nevada National Guard’s 21st annual Flag Day ceremony and U.S. Army’s 244th birthday celebration at 10 a.m. Friday at the Nevada Veterans Memorial on Capitol grounds, 101 N. Carson St. The event is free and open to the public.

Carson Blue Jays split two games

The Carson Blue Jays summer baseball team split two games this week, beating the Outlaws 8-7 on Tuesday at Ron McNutt Field before losing to the Rebels 7-2 on Thursday.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Don’t call deputy if you have a warrant

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 3:20 p.m., a 29-year-old carpenter was arrested after a traffic stop at Fairview and 5th Streets. He was arrested on suspicion of having an obstructed rear license plate, a phony registration, no drivers license, no proof of insurance and a traffic warrant for failing to appear. Bail was set at $1,515.

K-12, higher ed do OK in budget drafted by Nevada Legislature

Both K-12 and higher education did well in the 2019 Legislature. Altogether, K-12 education is funded at $8 billion over the coming biennium and the Nevada System of Higher Education’s budgets total a bit more than $2 billion — both record funding amounts

Local veterans return from Honor Flight

RENO — They left Reno on the diamond anniversary of the D-Day invasion as strangers. Four days later, more than 40 veterans and their guardians returned from Washington, D.C. as both brothers and sisters in arms and friends after touring the nation’s memorials built in their honor.

‘My name is Mitka’

The heart-piercing tone rippled throughout the room, reflective of a man who spent his youth in Nazi concentration camps and as a household slave on a German’s officer’s farm.

Fallon author publishes romance novel

“The Dragon Knight and His Lady,” a new book by Fallon author Jennifer Robbins, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Adopt a BFF for free at CAPS!

If you are looking for a BFF (best furry friend), this is the weekend for you. Adoptions of dogs and cats will be free on Friday and Saturday. CAPS will extend their hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Fallon woman returns from Honor Flight

RENO — They left Reno on the diamond anniversary of the D-Day invasion as strangers.

Fathers are veterans too

Father’s Day represents all that’s good with dear old dad. Many fathers of the Baby Boomer sons and daughters, though, have passed on only to leave us with scrapbooks, some photos and records and memories just like many veterans who came after them.

Music and arts highlight weekend’s entertainment

In addition to the year’s first free concert-in-the-park with singer-songwriter Rocky Dawuni at Centennial Stage on Saturday, this will be the final time art lovers will be able to see two exhibitions at the Oats Park Art Center.

Perazzos celebrate World Milk Day

The Perazzo Family Dairy opened its doors and a behind-the-scenes look at its operation on World Milk Day earlier this month.

To all of our graduating classes —

We’re here to honor the Class of 2019 and to thank them for their accomplishment and for making all of us proud. This class excelled in academics, athletics and community involvement.

Federal agencies visit rural businesses

Leaders of two federal agencies toured Northern Nevada’s rural communities in May to promote business enterprise, talk with community leaders about challenges and participate in a Workforce Development Roundtable.

Four Carson City residents held in Topaz Ranch confrontation

Four Carson City residents were arrested on Sunday night after a woman allegedly entered a Topaz Ranch Estates home claiming she was owed money waving a pistol around. According to court documents, Antoinette Scardamalgia Aguilar-Turtle, 55, arrived at a home on Limestone Road on Sunday evening. The resident knew her and invited her in.

Stewart Indian School Father’s Day Powwow this weekend in Carson City

Hundreds of American Indian dancers, drummers, artists, craftsmen and cultural enthusiasts will converge on Carson City, Friday through Sunday, for the annual Stewart Indian School Father’s Day Powwow.

Past Pages for June 12 - 14, 2019

Wednesday 150 years ago Inauguration Ball. We understand the members of the Curry Engine Company will give a ball on the occasion of the inauguration of their new engine house, on the evening of the 5th of July.

Tuesday, June 11

Realty Executives Nevada’s Choice a donation site for pet food, supplies

Realty Executives Nevada’s Choice was welcomed this month by the national nonprofit Feeding Pets of the Homeless as a donation site. Donations of pet food and supplies can be taken to 800 E. College Parkway and will then be delivered to a local food bank, homeless shelter or homeless encampment. Feeding Pets of the Homeless is the only national network focused on feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to pets of the homeless.

Kent wins Fallon City Council Ward 2 seat

Businesswoman Karla Kent was elected Tuesday to represent Ward 2 in the Fallon City Council.

Free Naloxone training course in Carson City

The public is invited to a free course at the Partnership Carson City office to learn life-saving measures when faced with possible overdose.

Carson City Elks Lodge to hold Flag Day ceremony

The Carson City Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada, will host a Flag Day ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday. Snacks will follow the ceremony. Girl Scout Troop 317 will participate in the ceremony. Carson City Emblem Club No. 507 will perform the flag folding.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office arrests suspect in suspicious incidents

UPDATE: The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Detectives received a tip from a citizen concerning the white Dodge van with California plates of 62242K2. Detectives located the white van and suspect Adam Autry at QuickStop Gas Station located at 3006 N. Roop Street at 4:13 pm. Autry was taken into custody after further investigation and the van is being held for investigation.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office looking for runaway

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking for assistance in locating a runaway juvenile.

$25 million Little Valley Fire settlement set for approval

The Board of Examiners meets on Thursday to approve a $25 million settlement with the victims of the Little Valley Fire.

PostalAnnex opening in Carson City

PostalAnnex, a one-stop business service center for packaging, shipping and office supply needs, has announced a new outlet will be open by the end of June at the Eagle Station retail center in Carson City.

Monday, June 10

O.J. Simpson says life is fine 25 years after murders

LOS ANGELES — After 25 years living under the shadow of one of the nation’s most notorious murder cases, O.J. Simpson says his life has entered a phase he calls the “no negative zone.”

Carson City Library Board of Trustees has opening

The Carson City Library Board of Trustees has a position open for a term ending in June 2023.

Detours, lane shifts on U.S. 50 in Stagecoach start Tuesday

Minor detours and lane shifts will begin this week on U.S. 50 in Stagecoach as part of a Nevada Department of Transportation project to widen the highway.

Nevada to get indigent defense, outdoor recreation offices

Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed laws creating a new state outdoor recreation office, a committee studying how to improve health care and a board overseeing the legal defense of those who cannot afford lawyers.

Hearing resumes on Nevada marijuana licensing case

LAS VEGAS — A court hearing resumed Monday on complaints by dozens of businesses that Nevada’s marijuana dispensary licensing process is unfair and unconstitutional.

TCID reports precautionary water releases are being made

As a result of the extraordinary snow-pack remaining in the Carson River watershed, combined with the above-average rainfall this season in the Fallon area and resulting in a reduction of demand from water in storage at Lahontan Reservoir, the Truckee Carson Irrigation District said precautionary releases of water are again being made from Lahontan Dam and will continue until further notice.

Monarch Waystation Habitat at Carson City school

Fifth-grade students at Empire Elementary School in Carson City learned about the decline in monarch butterflies due to development and use of pesticides. Through their studies of the impact on milkweed and nectar sources, which are a vital part of the monarch habitat, the students wanted to help with conservation efforts.

Carson City Republicans to meet for Trump announcement

Republicans will meet at Glen Eagles Restaurant, 3700 N. Carson St., for President Trump when he announces his candidacy for re-election in 2020.

Man held for destroying property at Carson Tahoe Hospital, 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. FRIDAY • At 4:13 p.m., a 42-year-old man was arrested after Walmart employees called deputies to report an unwanted person harassing customers. He was arrested on suspicion of violating suspended sentence conditions and obstructing a public officer. Bail was set at $3,300.

Snowmelt this month in Lake Tahoe Basin will be massive, and dangerous

The Lake Tahoe Basin has about half of this year’s massive snowpack still stuck to the mountain slopes. May was an extension of winter and the snowpack actually grew.

County Road Department chip-sealing this week; avoid area if possible

County Road Department chip-sealing on Lazy Heart, Bottom roads this week

Feng Shui and your flow

Last week we wrote about Chinese astrology and how it is believed the alignment of celestial bodies influences our lives within a macro-microcosmic relationship. We’ve all commented how, when witnessing large scale odd behavior, it must be related to a full moon but this week we would like to explore the topic of Feng Shui and how different strategies of organization can influence the flow of energy in our lives on a more intimate level. Feng Shui is the 5th branch on the eight branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

45 Carson High seniors earn workplace readiness certificates

Forty-five Carson High School seniors have earned the nationally-recognized National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). The assessment is designed to measure students’ career readiness as they prepare to enter the workforce by assessing their abilities in three core areas: applied mathematics, locating information and reading for information.

Reno Knights sweep Carson Blue Jays

The Carson Blue Jays had a rough go of it on Saturday, dropping a doubleheader against the Reno Knights. Carson lost the opener 12-1 and the nightcap 10-1.

Flooding possible in western Nevada due to rapid snowpack melt

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Conditions alert for western Nevada due to expected strong runoff caused by “rapid melting of the high elevation snowpack.”

Galloway named Sierra Nevada Media Group general manager

A 17-year veteran of local media, sales, and marketing in the Sierra Nevada region has been named general manager of Swift Communications Sierra Nevada Media Group, which includes the Nevada Appeal. Rob Galloway begins in his new position on Monday.

Jim Valentine: Things aren’t always how they appear to be

In the old days, there was a saying everyone was expected to know and understand, “Caveat emptor.” It means, “Let the buyer beware.” Buyers were to make their own investigation about the property to find things that were wrong. This was long before we had physical inspections on a regular basis; it was a time when walk-through inspections were done with the purpose of studying the home. Agents would show up with a hairdryer or a plug-in device to check electrical plugs, stove burners were turned on to see if they would glow and water was run to see if it got hot.

Sunday, June 9

Leslie Cain: It’s not too early to prep for summer

With just two weeks left until the start of summer, now is the time to begin preparing your home for those long, warm, sunny days. Get started this weekend with these seven simple tasks: Trim Trees

Carson City Foursquare Church holding Vacation Bible School

Carson City Foursquare Church is holding its Vacation Bible School, Under the Big Top, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 18 through 20.

Western Nevada College News & Notes: WNC to host community night

Combine a night of family friendly activities, refreshments and a great cause with a chance to learn more about Western Nevada College, and what do you have? Community Night and Journey of Hope, of course.

Carson City Chamber of Commerce honors Best of the Best for 2019

Each June, the Carson City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recognizes the Best of the Best in the community. At the Chamber’s annual meeting Thursday, June 13, Chamber Chairman of the Board Robert Fredlund will honor seven individuals or businesses who personify what Mayor Robert Crowell is so often proud to state, “Carson City is a great place to live, work, and play.”

Saturday, June 8

Senior Menus for the week of June 10

Note: Menus for week of June 10 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

John Bullis: Reading the financial statements

Bonnie and I own a little stock in Home Depot. We received the Annual Report for 2018 recently. I thought you might be interested in how I glanced through that Annual Report. First, I find the Statements of Earnings (page 32). I glance at the “Net sales” for each of the three years displayed. I look at the changes from 2016 to 2017 and the changes from 2017 to 2018.

Carson City road report for June 10 - 16, 2019

The following information applies to the period of June 10-16: Road closure expected at the following location due to road/utility work:

Carson High School graduates ‘one of those remarkable classes’

Carson High School graduate Jack Dudley is planning a quick departure from Nevada in two weeks to begin a summer session with Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, but said his experience as CHS student body president this past school year was a unique opportunity to serve his fellow students.

Roger Diez: Joe Gibbs Racing has been dominant

With Kyle Busch’s fourth win of the season at Pocono last Sunday, Joe Gibbs Racing further increased the team’s stranglehold on the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season. Of the 14 points races run, JGR cars have won nine — Busch’s four, three for Martin Truex Jr., and a pair of victories for Denny Hamlin. Erik Jones is the only winless JGR driver thus far.

Carson City’s ‘bee hotel’ open for business

Carson City’s first “bee hotel” already was abuzz with business before the public even had its first look at it during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning behind the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center at 1535 Medical Parkway.

Carson Middle School’s Cook on teachers: ‘They truly care’

Teaching is like working two full-time jobs with all the time spent off the clock, retiring Carson Middle School English/language arts teacher Tedra Cook said, but it’s one of the most important things educators could be doing.

Past Pages for June 8 - 11, 2019

Saturday 150 years ago Ice Cream. — The Appeal printers gratefully acknowledge a donation of delicious ice cream from the Ice Cream Saloon kept by the Mrs. Haines and Lehigh on King Street — where, by the way, ice cream, strawberries and cade can be had during the heated term.

Friday, June 7

Geothermal energy spotlighted at Carson City Democratic luncheon

Monday’s Democratic luncheon will feature a presentation by the business development team of Ormat Technologies, owner-operator of the Steamboat geothermal complex south of Reno. Ormat designs and builds geothermal and recovered energy generating equipment for power generators in 30 countries around the world. In Africa, Central America and the United States, they supply energy from their own plants to utilities that distribute electricity directly to consumers.

Jordan Brown leaving Nevada Wolf Pack for Arizona

Various Arizona media reported on Friday the University of Nevada’s Jordan Brown has committed to transfer to play men’s basketball at Arizona.

Senator Square: Wet, creative and colorful, Carson High class of 2019 says goodbye

The CHS Class of 2019 said its goodbyes to teachers June 5, most of the teachers finished their grades the same day and checked out June 7 and a few remaining teachers are volunteering to help with graduation today, June 8.

Wild Horse Children’s Theater presents ‘Newsies’ in Carson City

Wild Horse Children’s Theater presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, Disney’s “Newsies” on June 28, 29 and 30 and July 5, 6 and 7 in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Carson City native to receive Nevada Air National Guard promotion

RENO — The Nevada Air National Guard is set to hold a general promotion ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Nevada Air National Guard Base, 1776 National Guard Way, adjacent to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Carson City supervisors set priorities

The Board of Supervisors set priorities for the new fiscal year that include developing a new five-year strategic plan, starting a possible update of Carson City’s Master Plan, and an improvement district for South Carson Street.

Nevada joins election security effort

The National Governor’s Association has selected Nevada as one of just six states to participate in the Policy Academy on Election Cybersecurity.

Pure Prairie League joins star-studded Concert Under the Stars in Carson City

From May through November each year, Pure Prairie League hits the road, bringing music to communities big and small.

Thursday, June 6

Joe Santoro: Major Nevada Wolf Pack teams had winning seasons

The Nevada Wolf Pack might be finally figuring out the Mountain West. The school’s three most high profile sports (football, men’s basketball, baseball) combined for 67 victories and lost just 36 times this past school year. The .650 winning percentage is the highest at Nevada for football, men’s basketball and baseball since the school joined the Mountain West in 2012-13.

Alzheimer’s caregiver training in Carson City

To help empower family caregivers to succeed in the caregiving role, the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern Nevada is offering Savvy Caregiver Training, a six-week course designed to provide clinical-level training for family caregivers to help them: improve their knowledge, approach, skills and outlook; gain the confidence to set and achieve caregiving goals; and learn strategies to manage stress and make decisions.

Nevada to be in Al Attles Classic

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams for the first-ever Al Attles Classic to be held on December 21.

Last-minute appropriations presented by Nevada Legislature

As the 2019 Legislature entered its final few hours, lawmakers amended a laundry list of appropriations into two seemingly innocuous bills — at least some of which could fairly be described as pork.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak OKs test of marijuana banking system

Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed bills that test out a banking system for the state’s legal marijuana industry, ban children from buying the herbal supplement kratom and bar employers from denying someone a job because they tested positive for marijuana.

Horse racing greats featured at Governor’s Dinner for Nevada Wolf Pack athletics

Horse racing Triple Crown winners Bob Baffert and Mike Smith will be featured at the 51st annual Governor’s Dinner to be held at the Governor’s Mansion.

Nevada Army Guard identifies soldier killed during training

Nevada Army Guard Staff Sgt. David W. Gallagher, 51, of Las Vegas, died Tuesday after being involved in an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank training accident at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

Carson City gallery hosts opening reception Friday

The Capital City Arts Initiative presents its exhibition, New Crop 2019, by artists Mark Combs and Frances Melhop at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery. CCAI will host an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and the artists will give a brief talk about their work at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition will be in the gallery from Friday through Sept. 26.

Nevada Wolf Pack announces Mountain West men’s basketball schedule

RENO —The Mountain West announced its 2019-20 conference men’s basketball schedule Thursday. Nevada has won the last three MW regular season titles and will seek a fourth under first-year head coach Steve Alford. Some game dates could shift to accommodate national television broadcasts. Game times will be announced at a later date along with the nonconference portion of the schedule.

Winston Churchill’s visit to Fort Jackson created a crucial military alliance

FORT JACKSON, S.C. – On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France.

‘Survivors’ and ‘Space Shuttle’ topics for weekend Western Nevada College presentations

Mike Thomas’ topics for his June presentations about survival and aerospace at Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory should generate interest among community members.

Fees for Carson City rifle range discussed but no vote

The Range Task Force met Wednesday to consider a fee schedule for the Carson Rifle and Pistol Range, but took no action when not enough members were present to take a vote.

Carson High, Douglas High baseball players named to all-region first team

Carson High sophomore Casey Martensen had a breakout season for the Senator baseball team while Douglas High’s Andrew Rangel’s versatility helped lead the Tigers. The two were named to the all-Northern 4A Region first team.

Veterans of Foreign Wars dedicates flag pole at Nevada Gold Star memorial

A memorial dedicated to Nevada families who lost a loved one in war will be unveiled in less than a month, but members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3396 in Sparks dedicated the flag pole Monday and raised the first Gold Star flag in front of a small crowd of onlookers, veterans and several families who lost sons in battle.

Breakfast with Brad on Friday

Join Carson City Supervisor Brad Bonkowski for “Breakfast with Brad” from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday at the Cracker Box restaurant.

Wednesday, June 5

Applicants sought for Nevada participatory democracy committee

The Secretary of State’s office is looking for volunteers to serve on the Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy.

Rich Moreno: Nevada’s Manhattan was no metropolis

It was gold and silver — not $24 in beads and necklaces — that created Nevada’s Manhattan. But unlike its more famous namesake, Nevada’s Manhattan never quite developed into a sophisticated urban center. Instead, the Silver State’s Manhattan, like all mining towns, had a roller coaster existence, its fortunes largely paralleling the state of its mining industry.

Toast of the Canyon V&T Railway ride returns

Returning for the 2019 season, the V&T Railway’s popular Toast of the Canyon train rides kicks off June 15 and will feature area wineries, distilleries and breweries.

Fee schedule discussed for Carson City rifle range

The Range Task Force met Wednesday to consider a fee schedule for the Carson Rifle and Pistol Range, but took no action when not enough members were present to take a vote.

Governor: Tax extension passed on solid legal footing

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak says he’s confident that the passage of a payroll tax extension would withstand any legal scrutiny.

USS Nevada medallions minted Friday at Nevada State Museum in Carson City

The big guns of the battleship USS Nevada (BB-36) boomed 75 years ago on Thursday — the flagship of the D-Day invasion which turned the tide of World War II in favor of the Allies.

Churchill County High School Class of 2019 leaves a legacy

Churchill County High School’s Class of 2019 left a legacy that occurs once or twice for every generation.

Business Council Breakfast focuses on housing

The monthly Business Council Breakfast for June is Wednesday (June 12) at 6:45 a.m. at Stockman’s Steak House and features Bill Brewer, executive director of the Nevada Rural Housing Authority, and Aaron West, CEO of Nevada Builders Alliance, who will be on hand to present an update on housing.

Early voting ends this week for city council

Fallon City Council election early voting ends Friday

Churchill Animal Protection Society: Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin

Watson here and I have a bone to pick, so to speak, with the folks who think kissing a dog is unsanitary because we are furry. A recent study told it all: Men who have beards are more likely to have pathogenic bacteria than dogs.

Best of Fallon winners celebrated

The 2019 Best of Fallon winners were celebrated May 29 with a luncheon at the Fallon Convention Center. For a full list of winners go to: http://lvn.secondstreetapp.com/Best-of-Fallon-2019-2/. To view photos taken from the event from Taryn Lenon Photography go to https://tarynlenonphotography1.pixieset.com/bestoffallon/

Valedictorian learns from life’s lessons

Co-valedictorian Lauryn Mulac has learned many lessons in her lifetime from advice given to her by an older sister to the stages of life portrayed in Thornton Wilder’s play, “Our Town.”

Rocky Duwani launches year’s first free concert in Fallon

International music star and humanitarian activist Rocky Dawuni will play at Oats Park’s Centennial Stage on June 15 beginning at 7:30 p.m. This free performance arranged by the Churchill Arts Council is presented in cooperation with the mayor, city council and city of Fallon.

Oasis, Churchill students graduate from Western Nevada College

Western Nevada College’s record-setting Jump Start graduation class included 34 students from the Fallon area.

Fallon City Council honors track athletes

Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford and council members Bob Erickson, James Richardson and Kelly Frost recognized five track & field athletes Wednesday at a special city council meeting.

Nevada Army National Guard soldier killed in training accident

One Nevada Army National Guard soldier was killed late Tuesday night and three were injured in an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank rollover accident at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford tabs Kyle George as first assistant

Attorney General Aaron Ford has named Kyle George as the new first assistant attorney general. He will serve as a top adviser in the office, leading divisions responsible for representing state agencies.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Person not so lucky after refusing to leave

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 1:22 a.m., a 54-year-old was arrested at the Lucky Strike Casino after managers called to report an unwanted subject refusing to leave. Bail was set at $150.

Sheriff seeks help finding suspects in Carson City Walmart burglary

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in attempting to locate two suspects involved in a commercial burglary at Walmart, 3200 Market St., in Carson City.

Gerald (Jerry) Albert Wells

Gerald (Jerry) Albert Wells

Silver Springs man sentenced for three murders

A Silver Springs man has been sentenced to life without parole in a case involving the murder of a woman in which he had a relationship and her parents.

Music video features Moonlite BunnyRanch sex worker

The Moonlite BunnyRanch in Mound House has launched a new pop music video written and performed by legal sex worker Ava Carter called “Wonderland.”

Carson High seniors named National Merit Scholars

Carson High seniors Megan Owens and Emma Rosen were selected as college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners.

Sierra Pacific Power announces rate cut for Northern Nevada

Sierra Pacific Power Co., has filed a rate case with the Public Utilities Commission that will reduce Northern Nevada electric rates by $5 million.

Past Pages for June 5 - 7, 2019

Wednesday 150 years ago The Glenbrook House, at Lake Bigler, is to be opened very soon. Mr. Mark Gaige has been engaged as major domo. A better selection could not have been made. It is needless to reintegrate the superior attraction of this elegant watering place.

Tuesday, June 4

Pioneer High School celebrates 56 graduates in Class of 2019

Janet Solis-Lara, one of three student speakers and one of the 56 graduates, stated the obvious when she said “we made it” during Pioneer High School’s commencement ceremony on Tuesday in front of an overflow crowd at the Carson City Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater.

Senator Square: Carson High School Class of 2019 prepares to graduate

Anticipation of graduation and trepidation about the future are the thoughts running through the veins of the Carson High School Class of 2019 as they contemplate walking onto the football field as high school seniors and bouncing off the football field as CHS graduates looking forward to the new places and faces of tomorrow.

Carson City Airport open house to benefit Eagle Valley Children’s Home

The Carson City Airport, in partnership with the Eagle Valley Children’s Home, will host the 2019 Open House and Fly-In on June 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event takes place at the Carson City Airport, 2600 College Parkway. The free event draws thousands of visitors annually. Proceeds from new programming will benefit local non-profit, Eagle Valley Children’s Home.

Panel backs sound system for Fuji Park in Carson City

Fuji Park Fairgrounds events could soon sound a lot better. The Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee recommended spending $44,754 to replace the sound system there, which the Redevelopment Authority could approve at Thursday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

Nevada Legislature: Lawmakers wrap up session after tackling abortion, guns

Nevada lawmakers wrapped up their biennial legislative session Monday. The country’s first female-majority Democratic Legislature repealed some abortion rules, expanded gun background checks and made it easier to prosecute some sexual assault cases. Lawmakers passed more than 400 bills and whipped through bills right up until their midnight deadline — including a bill to toughen campaign finance rules.

Carson City’s Diego Elizondo to fight on world title undercard

Northern Nevadans J.J. Mariano and Diego Elizondo will fight on the June 8 world-championship boxing card at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The event is presented by Top Rank Inc., Let’s Get It On Promotions, and the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. The evening’s feature attraction matches world champion Oscar Valdez (25-0, 20 KOs) against Jason Sanchez (14-0, 7 KOs) for the WBO featherweight world title.

Astrology in Chinese Medicine

The last 3 articles have covered arguably the most important aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Meditation, exercise and nutrition are considered to be the most important of our 8 branches because they represent treatment practices which must be done by the patient. In TCM, the patient has more to do with their own healing than the provider because healing comes from within. TCM practitioners can make several recommendations and provide multiple treatment options for the patient but it is the patient who will ultimately eat the right foods, exercise, and maintain the proper mental attitude to achieve the health they desire.

Capital City Brewfest June 22

Enjoy the first full day of summer with a cold beer and live music at the 2019 Capital City Brewfest. Tickets are on sale for this year’s Brewfest to be held on June 22 from 3-8 p.m. in downtown Carson City.

Lawmakers pass bill extending higher business tax to fund teacher raises

After contentious debate in both houses, the Nevada Legislature Monday passed the bill that raises $100 million to augment K-12 education funding for the coming biennium.

Carson City Library’s learning challenge out of this world

This year’s Summer Learning Challenge at the Carson City Library is shaping up to be out of this world. “Our theme this year is A Universe of Stories,” said Maria Klesta, the library’s creative learning manager. “Every Summer Learning Challenge event will be space-oriented. We have some great events lined up, which can be found on the Carson City Library website.”

The 80th Nevada Legislature has adjourned

Lawmakers finished the 80th legislative session Monday night after passing a series of bills making major policy changes in the state.

Man, 20, held for rolling joint outside Walmart, 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. SATURDAY • At 4:06 p.m., a 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession after a deputy saw him rolling a joint outside of Walmart. Bail was set at $100.

Monday, June 3

Nevada Legislature sends all budget bills to Gov. Steve Sisolak

With the Assembly’s unanimous vote to approve the Authorizations Act, all five bills needed to enact the state budget for the coming biennium are now on their way to Gov. Steve Sisolak’s desk. The Authorizations Act is the largest of the bills, containing some $18.7 billion. It consists primarily of permission to spend federal funds but it also includes gifts, grants and interagency transfers as well as other non-General Fund money.

Nevada Legislature Latest: Tax extension passes without two-thirds majority

The Latest on the final day of the 2019 Nevada legislative session (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Senate Democrats have passed a bill extending a payroll tax by removing a requirement that mandates a two-thirds vote to pass.

Nevada SNAP benefits to be issued on new schedule

The Division of Welfare and Supportive Services has announced the issuing date for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will change effective July for nearly 400,000 recipients.

Nevada State Fair begins Thursday at Mills Park in Carson City

The Nevada State Fair will run from Thursday through Sunday at Mills Park. The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day and admission is free.

Blue Jays drop doubleheader to Knights

The Carson Blue Jays summer baseball team couldn’t muster much offense as it dropped a doubleheader on Saturday to the Reno Knights, losing the first game 6-1 and the nightcap 8-1 at Ron McNutt Field.

Work-based learning for students stressed by Nevada officials

Businesses that are willing to invest in opportunities for work-based learning for students remain in high demand and useful to a thriving local and global economy, according to local officials at Thursday’s Business of Education Luncheon held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno. The event hosted by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada and the Washoe K-12 Education Foundation featured keynote speaker Gov. Steve Sisolak and a brief address from state Superintendent Jhone Ebert, addressing the theme “Hiring a Workforce.”

Carson City Board of Supervisors to evaluate City Manager Nancy Paulson Thursday

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday face a busy agenda when they meet for the first time in June. Among the action the board will take is:

Sunday, June 2

Carson City birth announcements for April 19 to May 9, 2019

To Veronica Valladares and Josue Valladares of Carson City, Matthues Emmanuel Valladares, born April 19, 2019, weighing 6 pounds and 12 ounces

International Women Pilots meet in the Middle East

The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots gathered in Jordan from April 28 to May 2 hosted by the Arabian Section. Women pilots representing 23 countries enjoyed the beauty and wonders of the country of Jordan and the Arabian Desert.

Newly-introduced bill would raise age for buying tobacco to 21 in Nevada

Assembly minority leader Jim Wheeler, R-Gardnerville, on Sunday urged fellow lawmakers to raise the age for purchasing all tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21.

Education funding approved clearing way for passage of the 2020-2021 Nevada budget

The Assembly has given final legislative approval to the bill that funds K-12 education for the coming two year budget cycle.

Teri Vance: City leaders on two wheels; local family needs help

In the 20 years since its formation, the members of Muscle Powered have advocated for a community that makes walking and biking more accessible — and more popular.

Jim Valentine: Real estate in Nevada

If you are moving to Northern Nevada from another state, be sure to recognize that Nevada laws might be different than what you have experienced where you are coming from. Don’t assume it they are the same as what you are used to; you might find yourself with an unanticipated problem.

Nevada Senate hears criminal justice reform bill

Assembly Judiciary Chairman Steve Yeager, D-Las Vegas, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday the sweeping criminal justice reform bill proponents spent more than a year developing will save an estimated $550 million over the coming decade.

Carson City pilots help Nevada Army National Guard demonstrate firefighting ability

STEAD — Nigel Harrison and Steve Nielsen have seen combat, so when it comes to the most dangerous duty they’ve seen — being deployed to Afghanistan or fighting wildfires in California and Nevada they didn’t hesitate to say this: Fighting wildfires here at home.

Saturday, June 1

Carson City Sheriff's Office seeks identify of credit card fraud suspects

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division is asking for assistance in identifying credit card fraud suspects. On Saturday, June, 01, 2019 at approximately 4 AM two unidentified white male adults used stolen credit cards at Walmart in Carson City, Nevada.

Senior menus for the week of June 3, 2019

Note: Menus for week of June 3 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Nevada Assembly gives final approval to bill banning bump stocks, allowing temporary confiscation of firearms

The Assembly on Saturday gave final approval to the bill banning bump stocks and allowing red flag seizure of a person’s firearms if they are deemed a danger to themselves and others.

Carson City road report for June 3 - 9, 2019

The following information applies to the period of June 3-9: Road closure expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Roger Diez: Memorial Day weekend racing was must-see

Sunday’s three races were a microcosm of just about every aspect of motorsport. Monaco was typical of both the tight street course and the domination of one team. Tire management and strategic driving were the keys to Lewis Hamilton’ victory. The Indianapolis 500 was the most exciting race at the 2.5-mile oval in recent years, going down to the final lap. Simon Pagenaud became the first pole sitter to win since 2009, scoring Team Penske’s 18th Indy 500 victory. And the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Coca-Cola 600 was proof of the endurance and fitness required of today’s professional racing drivers.

Nevada Senate Finance Committee recommends passage of collective bargaining for state workers

The Senate Finance Committee voted 5-3 Saturday to recommend passage of collective bargaining for state workers.

Kelly Bullis: Signing up for Social Security

Before you sign up, it might be helpful to review the rules on WHEN you become eligible to start taking Social Security benefits.

New Nevada law requires law enforcement record interrogations

Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed into law the bill requiring law enforcement to record interrogations of suspects who are in their custody. AB107 was authored by Assemblyman Steve Yeager, D-Las Vegas, who chairs the Judiciary Committee.

Carson City school board OKs 2019-20 district budget

The Carson City School Board approved its final budget for the 2019-20 school year Tuesday that ultimately leaves the school district with a total shortfall of $3.7 million, including a $1 million contingency.

Past Pages for June 1 - 4, 2019

Saturday 150 Years Ago All sorts: Found—a lady’s hat, trimmed with green ribbon. It is also adorned with a plume. The owner can have her property at the Sheriff’s office.

Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell to speak at Democratic luncheon

Mayor Bob Crowell will be the featured speaker at Monday’s Democratic luncheon. He will review how legislation enacted by the 80th session of the Nevada Legislature is likely to impact Carson City.