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Friday, May 31

Bills raising Nevada minimum wage to $12 an hour go to Gov. Steve Sisolak

The Nevada Senate approved a pair of measures to raise the minimum wage on Friday. One of the bills, AB456, sponsored by Speaker of the Assembly Jason Frierson, enacts a gradual increase of the minimum wage up to $12 per hour.

Weather advisory issued for Churchill County graduation

The Churchill County School District is taking precautionary steps in case of inclement weather during graduation tonight. Currently, graduation is still planned for the football field.

Amendment would put equality protections in Nevada Constitution

A constitutional amendment was introduced in the Senate on Thursday that would guarantee equal rights protections in the Nevada Constitution. SJR8 was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, D-Las Vegas

Edible Pedal 100 returns in September

May is National Bike Month. What a great time to announce a wonderful bike event for individuals and families.

North of the border, Warriors enter new territory: 1-0 deficit

TORONTO — Steve Kerr has seen a little of almost everything during his wildly successful five-year run as coach of the Golden State Warriors. This, however, is something new.

Assembly starts clock on General Fund spending for 2019 Nevada Legislature

The five bills that will enact the state’s $28 billion-plus two-year budget have now all been introduced as the 2019 Legislature moves into its final three days. The last to come before committee was the K-12 education funding bill that, under the state constitution, must be the first one passed. It will be processed by the Senate.

Carson City Health Inspections for May 29, 2019

Carson City conducts health inspections for Douglas County. 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.

Bee Habitat ribbon cutting set in Carson City

Carson City was named the first Bee City in Nevada last fall, recognizing the important contributions of bee pollinators. When members of the Carson City Leadership Class of 2019 discovered Carson City had become the nation’s 76th Bee City, thus, began the journey that led the way to Carson City’s first bee habitat to be unveiled to the public at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday at 10 a.m.

Carson High students participate in job shadowing program at Legislature

Nine Carson High students participated in a job-shadowing program during the 80th Nevada legislative session. During the course of the three-week shadowing program, students visited the legislature once a week and had an intimate view of the legislative process. The students selected for the program ranged from seniors to sophomores recommended by teachers and interested in the legislative process and public service. Each class was represented as follows:

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack coach Steve Alford makes hard sell on Jordan Brown

Steve Alford, it seems, is doing all he can to make sure Jordan Brown remains a member of the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team. Brown, who entered the NCAA’s transfer portal nearly two months ago, still hasn’t made up his mind about where he would like to play his final three college seasons.

Thursday, May 30

Sen. Bernie Sanders says his ideas not viewed as so radical anymore

Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday many of the campaign themes his critics dismissed as too radical when he ran for president in 2016 are now viewed as much more mainstream, including “Medicare for all.” The Vermont Democrat told a crowd of more than 500 at an outdoor rally in downtown Reno that many said he was living in a “dream world” when he campaigned four years ago for a minimum wage of $15 per hour.

Farmers market coupons available for Carson City low-income seniors

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Inc. (RSVP) has free Farmers Market coupons for Carson City low-income seniors through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).

Get all the fixins for a salad at the Carson Farmers Market at 3rd & Curry Streets

Goodbye May and it’s dreary weather and hello June and some sunshine, I hope!

Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar holds Carson City event

Health care and services like broadband for rural areas. Mental health issues. Homelessness. Opioid addiction. Prescription drug prices. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that issues affecting all Americans also affect veterans. That was the theme of a roundtable discussion Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar held with veterans at the Fox Brewpub on Thursday. Klobuchar is one of the numerous Democratic candidates for president.

Carson City Soroptimists present scholarships

Soroptimist International of Carson City presented grant awards to two women on May 22. The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects.

Sisolak vetoes National Popular Vote bill

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday issued his first veto. The victim: AB186 that would have added Nevada to the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.

First four budget bills that will end the 2019 Nevada Legislature show up

Four of the five bills that signal the end of the legislative session have now been presented to the money committees.

I-580 repaving under way in Carson City

The Department of Transportation is beginning to repave and enhance Interstate 580 through Carson City. The work will be conducted between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. weekdays from the U.S. 50 ramps to Fairview Drive. A spokesman said when that portion of the interstate is completed, work will begin in June on the northern part of the freeway.

Carson High education students honored at Governor’s Mansion

Thirty-four juniors and seniors from Carson High School were honored at the Governor’s Mansion May 14 for their efforts in a university level introductory education course. In partnership with the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno, CHS offers the EDU110 course for students interested in pursuing a teaching career.

49ers hope investment in line pays off for defense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers doubled down on their hefty investment in the defensive line this offseason in hopes it will raise the level of play of the entire unit.

Dayton 13-year-old just misses finals at Scripps National Spelling Bee

Morgan Bumgardner came as close as anyone could possibly come to advancing to the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals without making it.

Kickoff times set for two Nevada Wolf Pack football games

RENO — Kickoff times and TV information for a pair of Nevada football road games this fall have been announced. Nevada’s first road game of the season, at Oregon in Autzen Stadium on Sept. 7, will kick off at 4:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks. It marks Nevada’s first game against Oregon since 2011.

Nevada Senate passes school funding overhaul

After more than an hour of discussion, the Senate voted 18-3 on Wednesday to pass the bill designed to overhaul how Nevada funds K-12 education. All three “no” votes were from Republican senators who represent rural districts they say would be hurt because SB543 would take money from those small districts.

Voting rights restored for ex-felons as Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signs bill

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday signed AB431, which automatically restores voting rights to thousands of ex-felons who are released from prison and have been discharged from parole or probation.

National Trails Day to be celebrated near Ash Canyon in Carson City

Carson City will celebrate one of its most recent Open Space acquisitions — 206 acres near Ash Canyon during National Trails Day on Saturday.

Music demonstrates sadness and hope of a Holocaust survivor

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.

Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro will get his day in court

Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro will get his day in court to challenge the Ethics Commission fine imposed on him.

Wednesday, May 29

Senate passes school funding overhaul

After more than an hour of discussion, the Senate voted 18-3 on Wednesday to pass the bill designed to completely overhaul how Nevada funds K-12 education. Al three No votes were from Republicans Senators who represent rural districts they say would be hurt because SB543 would take money from those small districts.

Voting rights restored for ex-felons

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday signed AB431, which automatically restores voting rights to thousands of ex-felons who are released from prison and have been discharged form parole or probation. He said the bill will affect some 77,000 Nevadans who will immediately get their right to vote back because the bill is retroactive.

Carson City Jazz & Beyond art contest winner named

The Jazz & Beyond festival committee has announced the winner of the 2019 poster and program cover art contest is Reta Hanks, a member of the Nevada Artists Association, Capital City Arts Initiative and several other artists organizations in Nevada and California.

Carson High students honored for intent to enlist in armed forces

Community members, teachers and administrators gathered May 16 at Carson High School to recognize the achievements of graduating seniors during the scholarship night. During the event, 17 students were recognized for their commitment to enlist in the armed forces, as follows:

Carson City Soroptimists honor high school seniors

Soroptimist International of Carson City honored the achievements of local high school seniors May 22. Carson City Soroptimist Girls of the Month are high school seniors selected for exemplary academic achievement, participation in school activities, and community service. Many of these girls have overcome adversity to become leaders in their schools and our community.

Senator approves bill banning bump stocks, allowing to ‘red flag’

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the Senate vote. The bill banning bump stocks and allowing the temporary confiscation of firearms from an individual who poses a risk of harm to themselves and others cleared the Nevada Senate on a party line vote Friday.

Carson High has most National Merit, Presidential Scholars to sign with University of Nevada, Reno

The Carson City School District has announced Carson High School retains the most National Merit and Presidential Scholars committing to the University of Nevada, Reno. Fourteen seniors pledged to continue their education with the university during the Nevada Scholars Signing Day, held in the CHS library Wednesday.

Weather cited as Nevada casino gaming win drops

Total gaming win ticked down 1.8 percent in April to $936.5 million, a decrease of $17.3 million compared to April last year. Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton said there have been declines in each of the first four months of this calendar year.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Slot World’s open door policy doesn’t include cars

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 2:40 a.m., Perla Garcia, 45, was arrested after Slot World officials called to report a woman backed her car into one of the casino’s doors then left the scene. The vehicle was stopped a few blocks away. She was arrested on suspicion of felony destruction of property, DUI alcohol 1st offense, hit and run, no driver’s license and violating bail conditions. Bail was set at $9,600.

Nevada Assembly passes sweeping criminal justice reform bill

A sprawling criminal justice reform bill that aims to curb the state’s growing prison population inched one step closer to becoming law on Tuesday. Democrats in the state Assembly passed the amended legislation, which now must gain approval from the Democrat-controlled state Senate before becoming law.

Carson High girls reflect on finishing second at state track meet

The picture says it all and is the perfect image for the 2019 Carson High track season. Abby Pradere bent over — as if she was taking a bow — smiling after winning the 1600 at last week’s State Championships.

June programs at Fort Churchill State Historic Park

Fort Churchill State Historic Park is offering a variety of ranger-led programs during the month of June. Events highlight the area’s rich history and abundant natural resources.

Finding reminders of Owens Lake’s rich history

Looking across the emptiness of the Owens Valley, it is hard to imagine that 70 years ago this place was eastern California’s breadbasket.

Churchill County Library June events

June 6: Justin Impossible, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Reading with Rover, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 13: Zoo to You - Wild Things, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 20: Mars Explorer, 2 p.m.

Summer perils for pets to avoid

Watson here and I’m just waiting for summer to come. I love the warm weather and getting outside to swim. OK, I have to be honest; I don’t love everything about summer because there are some pretty mean plants out there, and I hate getting my paws hurt.

Groundbreaking ceremony marks a new building

Community leaders took a big step forward Wednesday in the future of the area’s youth.

CCHS students graduate Friday

Friday is the big day for more than 240 seniors who will be graduating from Churchill County High School.

Each student had different challenges

For the six students in a class of nine who attended graduation Thursday night, they faced extenuating circumstances that prevented them from earning the sheepskin with their original classmates.

UNLV ends Nevada’s baseball season with walk-off homer

Once the ball cracked the bat, Nevada fans knew the game was over. UNLV’s Max Smith drilled the first pitch he saw over the right-center fence in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday to give the Rebels a 6-5 win over Nevada in the Mountain West championships at Peccole Park.

Brophy assumes command of NAWDC

Thursday’s change of command at the Naval Aviation Warfare Development Center gave Rear Adm. Daniel Cheever a final time to reflect on his third tour to Fallon after Rear Adm. Richard T. Brophy, a native of Carmel, Calif., became the 15th commander.

JROTC holds annual awards night

Churchill County High School’s Junior ROTC program recently conducted its annual awards night. The following cadets received these major awards.

Carson City Library director candidates meet the public; vote Thursday

Feedback from the community will play an integral role in the selection of the Carson City Library’s new director. “Trustees will be using the interviews and the community input from the meet and greet to select the library director during the May 30 meeting,” said Interim Director Diane Baker. “We appreciate all the input we’ve received from everyone involved.”

Past Pages for May 29 - 31, 2019

Wednesday 150 Years Ago Rocking chair velocipede: The new machine is a three-wheeled vehicle and weighs 106 pounds. The rocking chair in which the driver sits and propels the machine is placed between the forward and back wheels, and is connected with a rod to the crank in the axle of the hind wheels, giving it propelling power as the chair is rocked backward and forward by the occupant. The steering apparatus is attached to the forward wheel. It can be operated on any road at a speed of at least ten miles an hour—with no fatigue to the rider. (The Troy Times)

Tuesday, May 28

Carson City Sheriff’s Office: The naked truth — nude man arrested

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 1:44 p.m., a 51-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI drugs 1st after a traffic stop for failure to maintain a lane at Silver Sage and Sonoma. She was also arrested on suspicion of a due care violation. Bail was set at $1,140.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signs bill restoring prevailing wages

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday signed legislation repealing changes made by the Republican dominated 2015 Legislature that weakened Nevada’s prevailing wage laws.

Bail reform bill gets hearing at Nevada Legislature

Defending her bill to make release from jail the norm, Assemblywoman Dina Neal, D-North Las Vegas, said Tuesday it’s time to stop the practice of imposing onerous bail and conditions on people arrested on non-violent, non-sexual charges. “We’ve been fighting for what the community wants and what they perceive has been a consistent injustice around bail,” she told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Nevada Assembly passes $12 per hour minimum wage

The Nevada Assembly voted to approve two separate measures Tuesday that would increase Nevada’s minimum wage to $12 per hour.

50th annual World Series of Poker opens in Las Vegas

The annual World Series of Poker opened Tuesday in Las Vegas with dozens of scheduled card tournaments and a special event to celebrate the 50th run of a series known for minting millionaires each year.

U.S. stocks have had a great run

During the past decade, the profitability of U.S. companies increased rapidly. Strong corporate earnings helped the U.S. stock market outperform markets in other nations by a significant margin. A

Carson Blue Jays win four out of six

After dropping its first two games over the Memorial Day weekend, the Carson Blue Jays summer baseball team came back to win four of its next five contests.

Klay Thompson adds meditation to his mental preparation

OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson craved a little calm. The Golden State guard needed something more to balance out his basketball routine, so he added meditation to help him get centered before games and better deal with the pressures of NBA life. Flip on some classical music or nature sounds and he’s ready to relax his mind.

Italian Feed at Governor’s Mansion in Carson City to benefit homeless

An Italian Feed fundraiser for The Do Drop In day center at 1895 E. Long St., and its parent organization, The Rural Center for Independent Living, will be held at the Governor’s Mansion’s Nevada Room from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 31.

Poco to headline Carson City’s Concert Under the Stars

Rusty Young by his own assessment, was born to play music.

Nutrition – Food as Medicine

“Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food” This famous quote from Hippocrates (c. 370 B.C.E.) has been a favorite among foodies and nutrition conscious healthcare providers since its uttering a couple thousand years ago and it has become the battle cry of those who wish to find health outside of the typical healthcare fields today. This week, our exploration into the 8 branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has us investigating diet and nutrition.

Capital City C.I.R.C.L.E.S Initiative sets graduation in Carson City

The Capital City C.I.R.C.L.E.S Initiative will hold a graduation-celebration at 7 p.m., on Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Carson City, in honor of the latest cohort of participants to complete Phase One of its program.

Monday, May 27

Restoration of Stewart Indian Cemetery monument celebrated

Supporters of the efforts to revitalize the monument and flagpole at the Stewart Indian Cemetery in Carson City gathered Monday during an annual Memorial Day ceremony to celebrate the project’s completion.

Sierra Lutheran’s Mueller honored in Fleet Reserve Association Americanism Essay Contest

Sierra Lutheran High School sophomore Annalynn Mueller was honored Monday during a surprise ceremony at the school for taking second in the nation in the Fleet Reserve Association’s (FRA) Americanism Essay Contest.

Carson City Republican Women hold Proud to be American event at Governor’s Mansion

What an amazing event presented by Carson City Republican Women held in the Nevada Room at the Governor’s Mansion on May 18.

Jim Valentine: The long way home

In this market of limited inventory, there might be other ways to achieve your objective. If you can’t find the right house, you might think of building a new one. If you don’t want to wait for a new home to be constructed, maybe you can find a less-than-ideal home and add on to it or put the sizzle in it with a remodel.

Sierra Lutheran’s Jared Marchegger beats scoliosis for outstanding prep career

Maybe it is appropriate where Jared Marchegger has accomplished unprecedented success has always come with its share of curves and hills.

Brush fire reported in Stagecoach Sunday afternoon

According to Lyon County manager Jeff Page, at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, the Lyon County Fire Protection District was dispatched to U.S. 50 and Caroline for a reported brush fire.

Lawmakers put $60 million in General Fund savings back into education

After being told updated revenue estimates and enrollment projections reduced the amount needed to fund public education by $107.1 million, the money committees voted Saturday to put some of the savings back into education to raise the per pupil funding the state provides.

Senate Finance calls for passage of education formula overhaul

The Senate Finance Committee on Saturday voted to recommend passage of the bill that would overhaul the 52-year-old formula that funds K-12 education. Senate Bill 543 was opposed by two rural senators who said it would freeze rural school funding for at least a decade.

Sunday, May 26

Western Nevada College News & Notes: Mother, daughter share graduation

Mothers and daughters share many parts of their lives but rarely do they share the same graduation.

Carson City road report for May 27 - June 2, 2019

The following information applies to the period of May 27 to June 2: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Leslie Cain: What could go wrong? Projects you shouldn’t do yourself

What could go wrong? Those famous last words have led nearly two-thirds of homeowners to regret not calling an expert on at least one home improvement project that they attempted to do themselves. This information was gathered from a recent study by ImproveNet, an online home improvement guide which surveyed 2,000 Americans last November. That said, do careful research regarding exactly what the project entails and determine if it is consistent with your skill level. Here are five renovations you may want to think twice about before starting on your own: Major Plumbing Repairs

Report: Lake Tahoe clarity improves by over 10 feet in 2018

Lake Tahoe’s renowned clarity experienced a dramatic improvement in 2018 compared to the previous year — a fact researchers attribute to a more mild winter.

Saturday, May 25

Senior menus for the week of May 27, 2019

Note: Menus for week of May 27 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Roger Diez: A full day of racing on Sunday

Congratulations to the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup All-Star race champion, Kyle Larson. The win is a big boost to a so-far lackluster season for the Ganassi Chevy pilot, and that million-dollar check is icing on the cake. Larson actually had two victories on the evening, winning the Open to advance to the All-Star.

Carson Middle School 8th grade boys win Tah-Neva League Championship

Editor’s Note: Results that ran in Wednesday’s Nevada Appeal were of the Tah-Neva League meet on May 8, the date of the meet was incorrect.

Marilyn Foster: Alaska adventure awaits at Iditarod Race 2020

If you are a fan of the Iditarod Race held each March in Alaska, this is the trip for you. Even if you don’t know what the Iditarod Race is, the itinerary is full of interesting adventures that could make you a future fan.

John Bullis: Investment Interest Expense Deduction

Some individual taxpayers are allowed a special interest expense itemized deduction. It’s called Investment Interest Deduction and is figured on form 4952. If you want an illustration of the complexities of income tax law, just print out form 4952 with the instructions. What a mess!

Experts address mental health issues in Carson City

Nevada ranked 51st in providing access to mental health care services last year, according to Mental Health America’s 2018 “State of Mental Health” report, but Carson City is working to address the growing crisis.

Past Pages for May 25-28, 2019

SATURDAY 140 Years Ago A new custom: A certain class of women walking up to a bar in a saloon during the day or night and taking a cocktail like a “real man,” is becoming prevalent. They are not church members.

Friday, May 24

A’s place Khris Davis on injured list with hip contusion

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have placed designated hitter Khris Davis on the 10-day injured list with a left hip/oblique contusion.

Indy 500 takes spotlight for IndyCar Series on an uptick

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis 500 was once considered one of the top sporting events of the year, an iconic, milk-drenched staple of Memorial Day weekend filled with patriotism and nostalgia, triumph and disappointment.

Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team eliminates San Diego State

RENO – Thanks to a three-home run fifth inning, Nevada (30-25) avoided elimination at the Mountain West Championships on Friday, taking down San Diego State (32-25) by a score of 6-4. With the victory, Nevada reached 30 wins for the first time since the 2016 season.

Senator Square: Carson High School students making plans for the future

CHS students not only experienced exciting college, job, and career opportunities outside of school this past week, they were also presented with an explosion of options directly. Chamber Orchestra Students returned from their successful regional music festival in San Francisco, several CHS students enjoyed job shadowing with Nevada Legislators, and May 21 offered students access to its job and career fair throughout the day. A Western Nevada College Signing Day was held during lunch in the CHS library with JumpStart students and seniors planning to attend WNC in the fall being invited to have pizza and receive congratulations for taking the next step in their education. There were many faculty members from WNC present to recognize and celebrate CHS students.

Nevada Senate Republicans say they have $250 million for schools without business tax

Senate Republicans on Friday released a plan to increase school funding by a quarter billion dollars. And Minority Leader James Settelmeyer, R-Gardnerville, says they can do it without the $100 million plus from canceling the sunset scheduled to lower the Modified Business Tax.

Many events slated for Carson City over Memorial Day weekend

The following are events happening in Carson City over the Memorial Day weekend: Rockin’ Rib Fest

Warriors know this is something special, uncertainty ahead

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry hears the dynasty discussion about his Golden State Warriors during another postseason run. Draymond Green realizes special teams only stay together for so long before something breaks them apart.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signs Electric School Bus bill

Surrounded by parents and clean air advocates, Gov. Steve Sisolak signed legislation funding electric school buses on Thursday. SB299 would allow funds from the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration (EVID) program to be used by school districts to cover up to 75 percent of the upfront cost of an electric school bus and/or related charging infrastructure.

Nevada’s political prominence raises costs for state police

LAS VEGAS — It’s not cheap to be a swing state. That’s what Nevada officials are learning as the state’s rising political prominence is attracting more visits from the president, vice president and other high-profile figures that are driving up costs for state troopers assigned to help protect them.

Health Inspections for May 22, 2019

Carson City conducts health inspections for Douglas County. 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.

Williams to perform free show at Epic Rides Pro Mountain Bike Series

Keller Williams will bring his new Tom Petty-inspired project titled “Keller Williams’ PettyGrass” at a free show at Epic Rides Pro Mountain Bike Series on June 29 in Carson City.

Thursday, May 23

Governor signs electric school bus bill

Surrounded by parents and clean air advocates, Governor Steve Sisolak signed legislation funding electric school buses on Thursday. SB299 would allow funds from the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration (EVID) program to be used by school districts to cover up to 75 percent of the upfront cost of an electric school bus and/or related charging infrastructure.

Kevin Durant won’t return in time for Game 1 of NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant won’t be ready to play in time for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on May 30. The two-time reigning finals MVP has yet to return to on-court work while recovering from a strained right calf. Big man DeMarcus Cousins might be healthy for Golden State’s series opener against either Milwaukee or Toronto.

Carson City sees big drop in unemployment rate

Nevada’s raw unemployment rate fell another tenth in April, finishing the month at just 3.6 percent with just 54,400 people looking for a job in the state.

Las Vegas water pipeline protest comes to Carson City

Opponents of a bill they say would overturn 150 years of Nevada water law in favor of Las Vegas brought a visual aid to Carson City on Thursday.

Gardnerville’s Settelmeyer vows court fight if Nevada Legislature extends business tax

Senate Minority Leader James Settelmeyer, R-Gardnerville, said Thursday if Democrats try to extend the Modified Business Tax sunset and other taxes using a simple majority vote, the issue will end up in court. He said Nevada’s constitution requires a two-thirds majority to pass “anything that increases revenue in any form.” He said that has been the ruling on sunsets in the past as well as new or increased taxes.

Recipe: Beef Wellington, by Cynthia Ferris-Bennett

Individual Beef Wellington Class at the Sierra Chef Culinary Center in Genoa is one of my favorite classes to teach. This very elegant looking dish always surprises everyone with its simplicity in preparation and its sophistication on the palette. You could even cut the meat into bite sized portions and wrap for a perfect passed appetizer.

NASA conducting drone testing in Reno

RENO — NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones, testing them in cities for the first time beyond the operator’s line of sight as businesses look in the future to unleash the unmanned devices in droves above busy streets and buildings.

Joe Santoro: Eric Musselman revamping Arkansas like he did Nevada Wolf Pack

Sports fodder ... Eric Musselman could sell a flip phone, transistor radio and a pager to a millennial. The former Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball coach is working his used car salesman magic at Arkansas once again, revamping his roster in less than a month. Musselman, as he did at Nevada, is transforming his Razorbacks with Division I transfers, the college basketball version of used cars.

$500 reward offered in Carson City vehicle burglary case

Secret Witness is offering a reward of $500 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted for questioning relating to a vehicle burglary and fraudulent use of credit cards in the area of Carson City.

Nevada Rural Housing Authority’s Bill Brewer joins National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies board

Nevada Rural Housing Authority Executive Director Bill Brewer has been selected to join the Board of Directors for the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies. He joins a group of distinguished leaders who work together to provide leadership in the field of affordable housing finance and to deliver quality services to the NALHFA membership. Brewer’s appointment is a testament to his well-respected experience and expertise in the national housing arena, and also to NRHA’s status as a top-performing housing finance agency.

Carson City Justice / Municipal Court warns public about scam

The Carson City Justice/Municipal Court was notified by concerned citizens that they have received multiple calls from individuals claiming to be calling from the court. The concerned citizens reported the callers are attempting to solicit information and, in one instance, the caller pretended to be a relative who was arrested and needed money for bail or pay court fines and fees.

Carson City band Audio Sky finds success with George Lopez

Local band Audio Sky reached new heights when they were invited to play in front of 7,200 people in Los Angeles. The Reno band with Carson City ties opened for comedian George Lopez at the Microsoft Theater on Dec. 29, 2018.

Las Vegas tourism board backs $49M Elon Musk transit system

LAS VEGAS — A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been granted a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Western Nevada College celebrates accomplishments of students

It was a celebration unlike any other for family and friends of Western Nevada College’s Adult Literacy and Language program honorees on Thursday night at the Carson Nugget Hall on the Carson City campus.

Spending bills working through Nevada Legislature

With less than two weeks to go, the money committees are meeting multiple times a day to process bills needed to implement the state budget for the coming two years. In addition, they’re processing supplemental appropriations needed to cover shortfalls in this year’s budgets.

Wednesday, May 22

Suspect charged with arson

A suspect in an early morning fire on May 21 has been arrested and charged with first-degree arson, reports Churchill County Sheriff Richard Hickox.

Tah-Neva League track meet results

Top 3 finishers from the Tah-Neva League Meet hosted last week at Carson High School.

Henderson approves new Golden Knights community ice arena

HENDERSON — The City Council has approved construction of a community ice arena owned by the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights. News outlets report that the council unanimously approved the project Tuesday.

Funds for Yucca Mountain cut

LAS VEGAS — Nevada lawmakers helped beat back the latest effort to restart the licensing process necessary to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain north of Las Vegas.

Carson City airport authority bill sent to Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak

The bill expanding the power of the Carson Airport Authority to manage the airport is on its way to the governor’s desk. AB406 was approved unanimously by the state Senate on Wednesday.

Nevada lawmakers back change concerning Electoral College

LAS VEGAS — Nevada could soon become the latest to pledge to give its Electoral College votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote, even if another candidate gets the most votes in the state. The measure, which has passed the Legislature and will soon be on the desk of Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, would join Nevada with 14 other states in an agreement to cast their votes for the winner of the popular vote. The governor’s spokeswoman did not respond to messages on what he might do.

Bill restoring ex-felon voting rights passes Nevada Senate on party lines

Legislation restoring voting rights to ex-felons who have completed their prison sentences was given final legislative approval Wednesday on a party line vote of the state Senate. Sen. Melanie Scheible, D-Las Vegas, said AB431 restores voting rights automatically upon completion of the inmate’s sentence and expiration of any term of parole.

Nevada Senate OKs bill eliminating deadline on sexual assault cases

The Nevada Senate on Wednesday approved legislation removing the statute of limitations from sexual assault. Under existing law, prosecution of sexual assault must be started within 20 years of the alleged crime. AB142 removes that limit, providing that prosecution can begin at any time if the identity of the person accused of the assault is established by DNA evidence.

Nevada’s criminal justice system has a behavioral health crisis, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says

Nevada is battling a behavioral health crisis that’s clogging our criminal justice system and filling our prisons with people who need help, not incarceration.

Carson City schools honor distinguished students

The Carson City School District took time at the School Board meeting on Tuesday night to recognize 22 students with the “Distinguished Student Award.”

Yeager: Amendments to Nevada Legislature bill cut projected prison savings

A leading Nevada Democrat says to expect about a 16 percent drop in projected savings from an amended criminal justice reform bill that came after backroom negotiations involving prosecutors and law enforcement officials.

Region 7 Best Warrior winners named

HAWTHORNE — Utah Army Guard Spc. Brenden Allen, 22, a student at Utah State University, and Arizona Army Guard Sgt. Kurt Van De Graaff, 27, a sergeant currently working on the Operation Guardian Shield border mission, emerged as the Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer winners of the Region 7 Best Warrior Competition that ended here Thursday.

Carson Blue Jays baseball team falls in season’s first 2 games

The Carson Blue Jays summer baseball team has gotten off to a 0-2-1 start to the season. Carson dropped its first two games of the season this past week, losing to the Rebels 13-11 on Tuesday at Ron McNutt Field and the Reno A’s 8-6 on Monday.

Drugs suspected in three arrests, 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 11:17 a.m., Kameron Mariolo, 33, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for violating suspended sentence conditions after a deputy spotted him walking on Sonoma Street. A search revealed a small amount of heroin. Bail was set at $4,500.

Democratic Memorial Day luncheon to feature local military historian

World War II historian and author Ken Beaton will be the featured speaker at Monday’s Carson City Democrats’ Memorial Day luncheon. He will narrate a slide show of photographs taken on his visits to American memorials and military cemeteries across Europe, including some ties to his own family.

Take it easy on the salt shaker

Has your doctor advised you or someone you know to take it easy on the salt shaker? People with heart disease or hypertension (high blood pressure) have very likely heard this. So what’s the big deal? Why should a little bit of salt cause you such grief? Let me start at the beginning.

Museum Library and Public Library share catalog

The Churchill County Library has been working to add the Churchill County Museum reference collection into the library catalog. This project is now complete. This means that the public can now view the museum library through the Churchill County Library database. If you are looking for a particular book and are wondering if the museum or the library has a copy, simply search the library catalog.

Retired teachers ask for commission’s help

Although it wasn’t listed on the agenda, two retired school teachers used the public comment time to ask county commissioners if they would support Nevada Senate Bill 224 that would shield retirees’ identities who are enrolled in the state’s Public Employees’ Retirement System.

BLM to host tour of Fallon wild horse corral

RENO — The Bureau of Land Management will host a public tour of the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon on May 31. Attendees will have the opportunity to view horses recently gathered from overpopulated herds in Nevada.

Bark in the Park was grrreat!

Watson here and I was wowed by all the things to do at Bark in the Park. There were nice folks, cool booths and treats galore. Thanks to everyone who made this the best day of the year for me and my friends.

Western Nevada College Class of 2019 graduates

Western Nevada College Fallon faculty, staff and students received recognition May 11 at the Associated Students of Western Nevada’s annual Awards & Appreciation Banquet at Toiyabe Golf Course in Carson City.

UNCE urges Nevadans to prepare for wildfire year-round

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is coordinating the collaborative efforts of federal, state and local fire services; public safety agencies; community organizations; and others to participate in Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month throughout May.

Memorial Day: A time to pause and remember

Operation Battle Born Northern Nevada marchers are scheduled to rendezvous with veterans from UNLV on Wednesday at Tonopah to exchange two ruck sacks of almost 7,000 dog tags representing military men and who women who died since Sept. 11,2001, as a result of the Global War on Terrorism.

A special time for Oasis graduates

Friday marked a special time for many Oasis Academy College Prep graduates.

Trade war trade-off in the U.S. last week

There was some good news on trade last week. The United States took steps to reduce trade friction with the European Union, Canada, Mexico, and Japan.

Fallon High, Junior rodeo results

Fallon High School — Barrel racing second go: Bethie Ikonen was 9th average in barrel racing.

Truckee ekes out 1-0 win for 3A state baseball title

MESQUITE — Every score affecting Fallon in the state baseball tournament came down to a difference of one run.

Fallon’s 4x100 team claims school’s only state title

LAS VEGAS — Last year, a 15-minute review followed one of the closest finishes in Greenwave history.

First Fallon lacrosse student-athlete earns All-American honor

Conor Keitz of Oasis Academy College Prep was named an Academic All-American for 2019 in lacrosse. The junior received his award during the state lacrosse championship on Saturday at Spanish Springs High School.

Arts council’s first concert-in-the-park features international singer

International music star and humanitarian activist Rocky Dawuni straddles the boundaries between Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. to create an appealing sound that unites generations and cultures.

Nevada’s 3A coach of the year steps down

After the Lady Wave won their first state basketball title since the golden years of the 1920s two years ago in Las Vegas, senior guard Zoey Swisher found her mother for one of those memorable moments.

Greenwaves senior Harmon finishes strong in golf

Two months removed from helping Fallon win its first state basketball championship in 40 years, Greenwave senior Jace Harmon ended his golf career in similar, comeback fashion.

Western Nevada College students learning from high altitude balloon project

Finals and term papers are nearly completed, meaning most Western Nevada College students are deciding how they’ll divvy up their summer vacation between work and fun.

Carson City family’s artistry to represent 2019 Artown

Carson City residents and artists Debbie, Rachael and John-Henry Lambin have announced their “My Thousand Words” book sculptures have been chosen to represent the theme of this year’s Artown.

Tuesday, May 21

Nevada Wolf Pack set to host Mountain West baseball tournament

The University of Nevada baseball team faces Fresno State on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Mountain West tournament.

UNLV’s Stott following in footsteps of Bryant, Harper

LAS VEGAS — Bryson Stott has already been following in the footsteps of some of baseball’s biggest stars. Now he’s getting ready to take the next step.

Carr back for 6th year as Raiders QB after offseason rumors

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Derek Carr acknowledged that all the speculation about whether the Oakland Raiders would draft a quarterback this offseason to replace him as starter got annoying, even if he was confident it wouldn’t happen.

Golden State Warriors get long break before Finals

And now, they wait. Again. The Golden State Warriors have gotten used to going to the NBA Finals, and their win in Portland on Monday night clinched their fifth consecutive trip. They’ve also gotten used to waiting for those finals to begin, with long layoffs after the Western Conference finals having become their norm.

Marijuana control board wins broad support at Nevada Legislature

Representatives from law enforcement to the cannabis industry all praised the plan to regulate the industry in a framework based on Nevada’s successful gaming control system.

Compensation for those wrongfully convicted clears Nevada Assembly

The bill that would provide compensation for people wrongfully convicted of a crime has passed the Assembly on a unanimous vote of the 40 members present.

Carson High boys 7th at state swimming

The Carson High boys swimming team finished seventh at the NIAA State Championships held at the Carson Aquatic Center.

Bill removing ‘archaic’ restrictions on abortions passes Assembly

The Assembly on Tuesday approved legislation removing what supporters described as archaic restrictions on abortions in Nevada. The bill, SB179, sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Yvanna Cancela would repeal a requirement that physicians document a pregnant woman’s marital status. It would also remove a criminal penalty for anyone who causes an abortion without the advice of a physician.

Western Nevada College’s largest graduating class on ‘precipice of greatness’

Jordyn Hubbard of Minden has her mind set on becoming a prison psychologist, and her online classes through Western Nevada College’s Jump Start program are giving her an assist with that.

Monday, May 20

Thou shalt not steal: Carson City man arrested after allegedly stealing from church, 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 3:49 a.m., Robert Stine, 37, was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop for failure to signal and an improper lane change at Carson and Long streets. A search of the vehicle found a red eyeglass case containing meth and a pipe. Stine was charged with possession as well as the traffic violations. Bail was set at $3,630.

Nevada lawmakers direct Public Works to get a better handle on construction inflation

A joint subcommittee Monday directed Public Works to get a better handle on construction inflation and separate that from change orders and other things that are raising the price of state buildings well above their original budgets. The agency will have to report those costs quarterly to the Interim Finance Committee.

Lawyers want confession in Gardnerville, Reno murders thrown out

RENO — Lawyers for a Salvadoran immigrant charged with killing four people urged a judge on Monday to dismiss some of the charges and throw out his confession, citing procedural errors.

Fernley resident indicted for fraud

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that Ernest Aldridge, 78, of Fernley, and Clarence Willis, 76, of Las Vegas, were indicted on a total of nine felony charges for their roles in a scheme to transfer title to homes unlawfully, according to a media release.

Jim Valentine: The discomfort of multiple offers

Some properties and markets tend to generate multiple offers. Just the name sounds exciting and most sellers think they would want that situation. Unfortunately, they aren’t as much fun as one might anticipate. With the emotions already running high in residential real estate, having the uncertainty and anxiety of competition can be most uncomfortable to buyers, agents and even sellers and their agents.

Blockchain setting a trend in Nevada, Carson City group told

Blockchain technology, officially recognized in Nevada since a law passed in 2017, has attracted about $300 million in investments statewide, according to Blockchains LLC. Four more bills, all sponsored this session by Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno, who sponsored the earlier legislation, will further lay the groundwork for the technology, said Matthew Digesti, vice president, Government Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, at the Sparks-based startup.

Carson City Board of Supervisors approve fiscal year 2020 budget

The Board of Supervisors held a special meeting on Monday to approve Carson City’s fiscal year 2020 budget. The supervisors voted to approve the city’s $176 million final budget, which consists of a projected $92.7 million in revenue for the general fund, $172.4 million in revenue from other funds, and roughly $4 million rolled over from 2019.

Magazine ranks Nevada sixth-best for business

Nevada is ranked No. 6 in the nation by Chief Executive Magazine in its recently announced Best and Worst States for Business in 2019. Nevada moved up from its ranking of No. 12 in 2018. The magazine reported CEOs find the Silver State is business-friendly, citing lower cost of living, quality middle-class life, no state income taxes, and low taxes in general.

Sunday, May 19

Hundreds attend funeral of Nevada Assemblyman Thompson

LAS VEGAS — People lined up around the block at a Las Vegas church to attend the funeral for Nevada Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson. Hundreds of friends, family members and Las Vegas-area residents paid their final respects Saturday to the 51-year-old Democratic state lawmaker from North Las Vegas who died May 4 in Carson City after falling ill.

57 bills die as third Nevada legislative deadline hits

A total of 57 bills died Friday as the third passage deadline passed. That number is far fewer than the 274 measures that failed to make it out of committee April 12 in the house where they were introduced but far more than the 17 that failed to win first house passage April 23.

Former Carson High athlete reaches prestigious Canadian track meet

Former Carson High athlete Parker Lehmann has advanced to the British Columbia Provincial Championship track meet in Canada.

Carson City Triad presentation on legal documents seniors should have

Carson City Triad presents “Get Your Ducks in a Row – Legal Documents Every Senior Should Have,” by Colby Prout of Nevada Legal Services on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive. The event is free and open to the public.

Talk of the Town: Muscle Powered

Do you use your muscles? Do you have a little time? You can make new friends while getting healthy

Carson City vet shares pet care after snake encounter

Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital has treated its first snakebite patient of the season, Dr. Katie Roberts said, but the outcome has been positive and Lone Mountain expects there to be more as the weather warms up.

Carson City Freeway resurfacing starts May 28

Beginning later this month, overnight lane and ramp closures are scheduled to begin on the Interstate 580 Carson City Freeway as the Nevada Department of Transportation resurfaces and enhances the interstate. The work is scheduled to tentatively begin May 28.

Saturday, May 18

Carson City road report for May 20-26, 2019

The following information applies to the period of May 20-26: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Carson City elementary schools host welcome events for preschoolers

Elementary schools in the Carson City School District will host individual school site welcome events for all transitioning preschoolers and incoming kindergarteners. The events are designed for students and parents to tour their new school, meet teachers and administrators and build on the fun and excitement about going to school.

John Bullis: How to bunch itemized deductions

The new tax law changed the Standard Deduction for all taxpayers. In 2019, single individuals can claim Standard Deduction of $12,200. Married couples who file a joint return can claim $24,400 and Head of Household filers are allowed $18,350.

Roger Diez: NASCAR heats up with All-Star race

For a moment I thought we would have a new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup winner at Kansas last Saturday night, but Alex Bowman’s Hendrick Chevy couldn’t hold off the charging Penske Ford of Brad Keselowski, who got a fantastic restart in overtime to take his third win of the season. Bowman finished second for the third race in a row, and seven of the top 10 finishers were Chevrolets.

Past Pages for May 18-21, 2019

SATURDAY 150 Years Ago Grasshoppers: Myriads of grasshoppers coming from a northeasterly direction swarmed into Humboldt County. No serious damage resulted from their ravages. Their eggs however were deposited in the soil. Thousands of them are hopping around Grass Valley and the ranchers are alarmed at the prospect of their devastations.

Friday, May 17

Carson High senior Abby Pradere wins NIAA state title in 1600 meters

Behind Abby Pradere’s two state championships, the Carson High girls track team finished second at the NIAA 4A State Championships on Friday and Saturday at Desert Oasis High School.

Nevada lawmaker abandons push to let counties pass tough gun laws

A gun bill sponsor says she is gutting the main provision that would allow counties to pass stricter firearm laws than those imposed by the state. Democratic Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui said Friday afternoon in a statement that she has decided to remove the portion of the bill at the request of Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit that advocates for gun control measures, and other organizations.

Senator Square: Carson High, elementary students working together

Editor’s note: The following was written by CHS biology teacher Megan Schuler.

Nevada Legislature raises Medicaid, checkup budgets by $1.2 billion

Legislative money committees on Friday approved Medicaid/Nevada Check Up program budgets that total $9 billion over the coming two-year budget cycle. That’s $1.2 billion more than the current budget, an increase of 14.9 percent. That includes $8.79 billion in federal funds and $1.77 billion in state General Fund money.

Operation Battle Born ruck sack march starts in Carson City

The second annual Operation Battle Born ruck sack march kicked off Friday on its 11-day odyssey for veterans and volunteers to walk, in 10-mile shifts, from Carson City to the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City.

Carson City Democratic luncheon to feature prominent progressive activist

Chip Evans, who holds leadership positions in several progressive advocacy groups, including Acting in Community Together in Organizing Northern Nevada (ACTIONN), Indivisible Northern Nevada and the Nevada Gun Safety Coalition, will be the featured speaker at Monday’s Democratic luncheon. In 2016, Evans was the Democratic candidate in Nevada’s 2nd congressional district.

Andrew Sullivan to perform at Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center

Singer-songwriter Andrew Sullivan is performing May 25 at the Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall.

Thursday, May 16

South Carson Street design now 60 percent complete Carson City Board of Supervisors told

The Board of Supervisors approved the ongoing design of the South Carson Street project, now 60 percent complete.

Company says might pay $800 million in shooting settlement

LAS VEGAS — Casino giant MGM Resorts told federal regulators Thursday it might pay up to $800 million to settle liability lawsuits stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas — the deadliest in modern U.S. history.

Reno jury reorders execution of Nevada death row inmate

RENO — A jury has reordered the execution of a three-time murderer who has been on death row in Nevada for 34 years for killings in three states.

Nevada reaches tentative settlement for Washoe Valley wildfire

RENO — The state of Nevada has reached a tentative settlement with dozens of homeowners and insurance companies that filed an $80 million negligence lawsuit after a fire destroyed 24 homes when strong winds reignited a smoldering prescribed burn south of Reno in 2016, lawyers told a judge Thursday.

South Carson Street project 60 percent complete

The Board of Supervisors approved the ongoing design of the South Carson Street project, now 60 percent complete. The design was presented to the Regional Transportation Commission in March and to the public at an open house in April, and there have been several changes to it since the 30 percent milestone, some based on feedback from the RTC and public.

National ‘Click it or Ticket’ event planned for Monday

Nevada Highway Patrol officers are joining other law enforcement agencies nationwide for a nationwide Click it or Ticket event on May 20.

Rickisha Hightower named interim commissioner of Nevada Financial Institutions Division

Rickisha Hightower has been named interim commissioner of Nevada’s Financial Institutions Division. She was named to replace the retired George Burns by Business and Industry Director Michael Brown.

Bible Memory man to speak Sunday in Carson City

Experience the most famous book in the world in a whole new way. Professor Tom Meyer, The Bible Memory Man, who has an amazing 20 complete books of the Bible memorized verbatim, will be speaking in Carson City on Sunday at Silver Hills Community Church, 4555 S. Edmonds Drive, at 10:30 a.m.

$8 billion Nevada K-12 education budget includes teacher raises

A joint session of the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means committees on Thursday approved total K-12 education funding of just more than $8 billion for the coming two-year budget cycle. That’s a $741.8 million increase over the current K-12 budget.

Recipe: asparagus, green garlic and new potato soup

Our recipe this week offers an abundance of spring flavor using locally-sourced ingredients. The green asparagus is grown by Nib’s Farm in Smith Valley. We’ve been using this asparagus in the restaurant for a few weeks now and its freshness is beyond compare. The stalks are so flavorful and tender you can easily enjoy them raw.

Joe Santoro: Drew’s return makes Pack all right

Lindsey Drew announced this past week he’s coming back to the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team for his senior season. You can now breathe again, Wolf Pack fans.

AAUW awards scholarships to Carson City, Dayton students

Thanks to the Carson City community which supported the American Association of University Women Capital Branch in our annual fundraisers (the holiday pecan sales and the February Feast of Chocolate), this year the Branch has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to exceptionally deserving young females who intend to attend the University of Nevada, Reno in the fall. An additional $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Western Nevada College student in the fall.

Austin’s 2019 Female Vocalist of the Year makes Fallon debut

Barkley Theatre proudly presents bilingual songwriter and global sensation Gina Chavez — 12-time Austin Music Award winner, including 2019 Female Vocalist of the Year and 2015 Austin Musician of the Year— on Saturday at 8 p.m.

State championships: Fallon faces No. 1 Boulder City

Coming off a second-place finish at last weekend’s NIAA 2019 Northern League Baseball Championship in Elko, the Greenwave players are ready to face their next challenge: Southern Nevada’s No. 1 team, Boulder City at the state tournament.

Mental health topic at Carson City Chamber luncheon

One in five people will experience a mental illness within this year. That’s the staggering figure from the National Alliance on Mental Health, one that can’t be taken lightly.

Wednesday, May 15

U.S. House subcommittee cuts Yucca Mountain funding

A U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee voted to approve an energy spending bill that cuts funding to revive the development of Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste storage site in a first step that sets up a likely battle between the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate over the project.

Sisolak signs bills protecting healthcare coverage

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday signed into law two bills protecting healthcare coverage for Nevadans. AB170 puts into Nevada statutes mandating healthcare providers provide coverage for pre-existing conditions and AB469 is designed to prevent out of network providers from charging more for emergency medical treatment than they would charge an in-network patient.

New law urges use of heavy-duty electric trucks in Nevada

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday signed legislation designed to encourage the purchase and use of heavy-duty electric trucks on Nevada roads.

AG praises sexual assault, DNA bills that become law

Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford on Thursday praised the signing of Assembly Bill (AB) 16 and Senate Bill (SB) 9, the first two bills relating to criminal justice signed during this legislative session.

Senior menus for the week of May 20, 2019

Note: Menus for week of May 20 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Pioneer High School Distinguished students named

Alyxandra Perry: Aly is a JumpStart student; she already earned her associate’s degree at Western Nevada College while at Pioneer High School and is graduating from WNC first in May, then with PHS in June. Aly is commended for making the Dean’s List at WNC.

Dayton student first for dual enrollment in independent living program

Jesse Rojas, a Dayton High School and college student with disabilities, is the first student in Northern Nevada to be dual-enrolled as part of a high school and the Path to Independence (P2I), formerly Think College, a two-year program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Carson High track, swim teams ready for state championships

Since Dec. 5, the Carson High boys and girls track teams had been working for what they were able to accomplish at the Northern 4A Championships at Reed High School.

Lawmakers vote to delay creation of marijuana board

After realizing they were facing a possible constitutional violation, members of the money committees voted Wednesday to delay creation of the governor’s Cannabis Compliance Board.

CHS student held after campus threat, 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 10:40 a.m., an 18-year-old Carson High student was arrested on the school campus after a disturbance in which he threatened the dean of students and several others including deputies. He was arrested on suspicion of creating a disturbance threatening school staff and resisting deputies. Bail was set at $550.

Meet the Queens: Fallon Portuguese Festa this weekend

The annual Portuguese Festa takes place this weekend at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall. The crowning of the senior, junior and mini queens takes place with linguica and a dance at 8 p.m. Saturday and the parade will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday beginning at the west end of the building to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Sopas and an auction take place at noon Saturday in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall.

Carson High wind, blues jazz ensembles win big at Music in the Park Festival

The Carson High School Wind Ensemble and Midnight Blues Jazz Ensemble performed in Southern California, taking home numerous awards at last weekend’s Music in the Parks Festival. The festival took place at the Performing Arts Center of Baldwin Park and ended with an awards ceremony at the Universal Studios CityWalk in Universal City, Calif. The music teams competed among many other schools from multiple states.

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 now on sale for this year’s Capital City Brewfest taking place from 3 to 8 p.m. June 22 in downtown Carson City.

Wet, windy and cold starting today, National Weather Service says

The National Weather Service has issued a “Hazardous Weather Conditions” alert for western Nevada starting Wednesday.

Health care to expand in Carson City schools

Health care services at some Carson City schools will expand next school year thanks to a new program from Nevada Health Centers.

Past Pages for May 15-17, 2019

Wednesday 150 Years Ago Riding a velocipede on a wire: Mr. Paul Martinetti, the daring young gymnast gave a private exhibition at the Mechanics’ Pavilion. A wire was stretched from one end of the pavilion to the other. Mr. Martinetti road back and forth on the velocipede several times. The feat is a difficult one but accomplished with apparent ease. (S. F. Times)

Tuesday, May 14

Cops and Kids event canceled due to anticipated bad weather

Due to anticipated cold, wet, windy weather conditions Carson City Sheriff’s Office regrets to inform the community of the cancellation of the Cops and Kids Safe Streets Party which was scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nevada officials pledge marijuana taxes for K-12 education

Gov. Steve Sisolak and legislative leadership held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to pledge all of the marijuana tax money to K-12 public education.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office to conduct tactical training Friday

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a tactical training during daytime hours Friday in an enclosed building in the area of Seventh and Carson streets.

Carson City community effort leads to Domino’s Pizza grant to fill potholes

There are fewer potholes in Carson City thanks to a $5,000 grant from Domino’s Pizza. Carson City Public Works filled potholes on Slide Mountain Drive, near Mark Twain Elementary school, on Tuesday while Mrs. Allen’s third grade class watched as part of their lesson plan for the day. Afterward, they lined up for pizza delivered by the local Domino’s on Highway 50 East.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office seeking fraud suspect

On May 6 at about 12:15 p.m., a suspect entered the Bank of America in Carson City and attempted to cash a fraudulent check. The suspect utilized a false identification card. The suspect fled the scene prior to law enforcement arrival.

Bonds issued for new Reno DMV facility

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved issuing a total of $36.75 million in bonds to construct the new south Reno DMV building.

Nevada governor signs bill to ensure tribal access to polling places

Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed into law the bill designed to remove barriers to voting on Indian reservations and colonies.

Katherine Dockweiler named to Nevada Board of Education

Gov. Steve Sisolak has appointed Katherine Dockweiler to the state Board of Education. She replaces Tonia Holmes-Sutton, who served on the board since 2014.

Nevada’s university capacity growth funding cut in half

A legislative subcommittee voted on Tuesday to cut in half the funding the university system sought to increase capacity system wide and support workforce development.

7 events recommended for funding by Cultural Commission

The Cultural Commission on Monday made its annual recommendation for funding Carson City’s culture and arts events. Seven organizations were present to pitch their events and show off their work as they vied for $26,315 in funding through the redevelopment revolving fund.

Rising star featured in TOCCATA concerts

RENO — Brilliant young pianist Yirong Wang joins TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for Grieg’s delightful “Piano Concerto in A Minor.”

NDOT to start changing exit numbers on I-580 from Carson City to Reno

The Nevada Department of Transportation is alerting drivers and organizations to prepare for an upcoming change to exit numbers on Interstate 580 from South Carson Street in Carson City to the Reno Spaghetti Bowl.

Local author releases two new books

Fernley author and illustrator Mary Jean Kelso will sign books at the Fallon Convention Center Saturday at the Armed Forces Day celebration.

Gina Chavez brings her Texas roots to the Barkley Theatre

Gina Chavez blends the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace, and she brings her music for a Saturday performance to the Oats Park Arts Center’s Barkley Theatre.

Operation Battle Born’s 400-mile ruck-sack march

Veterans and scores of volunteers from both ends of Nevada — and somewhere in between — are remembering almost 7,000 of their fallen comrades from the Global War on Terrorism this month as part of the second annual Operation Battle Born ruck march.

I’ll see you at Bark in the Park!

Watson here and I will be looking for you at the fairgrounds on Saturday. This is best dog event ever! Well, it’s the only dog event where I get to see my friends. There will be dog contests at 10:30 and 12:30. I would have won the hot dog eating contest last year, but there were some real chow hounds. Tough break!

Summer Reading Program- A Universe of Stories!

Children, teens, and adults are invited to sign up for the Summer Reading Program (SRP) beginning May 28. SRP is designed to encourage children to read during the summer months to prevent the “summer slide” and to have fun in the process. Studies show that when children see adults reading they want to read too. And that books in the home help children read more and that reading at an early age results in success on all levels later in life.

Supreme Court says 1 state can’t be sued in another’s courts

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decided Monday that one state cannot unwillingly be sued in the courts of another, overruling a 40-year precedent and perhaps, foreshadowing an argument over the viability of other high court decisions.

Operation Battle Born’s 400-mile ruck-sack march

Veterans and scores of volunteers from both ends of Nevada — and somewhere in between — are remembering almost 7,000 of their fallen comrades from the Global War on Terrorism this month as part of the second annual Operation Battle Born ruck march.

Fallon swimming qualifies 3 individuals, 1 relay for state

The Greenwave boys and girls swimming team finished in the top six of last weekend’s Northern 3A regional meet in Reno, sending a handful to this week’s state meet in Carson.

Center Street Farmers Market returns in June

Spring is the time of year when our local farmers begin harvesting their amazing fresh fruits and vegetables.

Fallon earns trip to 3A state baseball tourney

ELKO — Another group of cardiac kids from the Oasis of Nevada is heading to the state 3A baseball championships this week in Mesquite, but it took another gut-wrenching rally and chewed fingernails to keep the dreams of a title within the Greenwave’s grasp.

Belle Isle was once a popular Reno amusement park

But often overlooked amidst all the bright lights and concrete of downtown Reno is an island of serenity that is known as Wingfield Park.

Student tells trustees middle-school track is an eyesore

A Churchill County Middle School student presented a thorough and informative report to the trustees last week showing the deteriorating condition of the school’s track and infield.

Lady Wave rally falls short in Northern 3A regionals

ELKO — The young Lady Wave softball team reached deep in its lineup against Elko on Friday but came up short in an 11-9 setback in the third round of the NIAA 2019 Northern League Softball Championship at Elko High School.

Fallon boys win regional title; Lady Wave finishes 5th

Fallon flexed its muscles on the track and ran to another regional team championship on Saturday.

Dirk Roper: How can I reduce allergens in my house?

If you suffer from allergies, you might view spring with mixed emotions. Yes, it will be warmer and sunnier. But those conditions cause plants to grow and bloom, and pollen from those plants can be a problem for allergy sufferers. What are we dealing with?

Monday, May 13

Locals pass February Nevada bar exam

Chief Justice Mark Gibbons announced Wednesday according to a report received from the Nevada Board of Bar Examiners, the following have passed the February Nevada bar examination. Gibbons advised some of the named individuals might have further requirements to satisfy before they can be admitted: Nicolette Best, Reno; Merrill Hanson, Minden; Matthew Morris, Reno; Zach Noland, Reno; Eric Petrozino, Reno; Jane Susskind, Reno; Samuel Taylor, Carson City; Richard Trachok, Reno; Elliott Weiss, Reno; and Sydnie Wells, Carson City.

Bill updating school funding formula introduced at Nevada Legislature

With just 21 days left in the 2019 Legislature, Senate Democrats on Monday introduced legislation that would completely overhaul the 52-year-old formula that funds K-12 education in Nevada. SB543 drew immediate criticism from not only Republican lawmakers but the union that represents the vast majority of Nevada teachers.

Local Roundup: Carson High boys swim takes second

Douglas eventually pulled away in the two-team battle against Carson for the Northern 4A title in swimming, but the Senators will still be well-represented at the State Championships.

Carson High track qualifies 16 for state

The Northern 4A Championships on Saturday at Reed were a sweet experience for the Carson High boys and girls track teams. As in sweet 16.

Trade talk trouble took a toll last week

Major U.S. stock indices moved lower when trade talks between the United States and China broke down. The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index, Nasdaq Composite, and Dow Jones Industrial Index all finished the week down between 2 percent and 3 percent, reported Ben Levisohn of Barron’s.

Man held for DUI with 3 kids in vehicle, 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 12:17 a.m., James Brown, 31, was arrested after deputies stopped him at Carson and Adams streets. Dispatch reported he had two outstanding contempt of court warrants. A search after his arrest revealed a meth pipe and small amount of meth. After he was transported to the jail, another meth pipe was found on the floor of the patrol vehicle. Brown was arrested on suspicion of possession of meth and paraphernalia as well as attempting to conceal evidence as well as the two warrants. Bail was set at $3,227.

Mile High Jazz Band presents Big Band Jazz Tuesday

The Mile High Jazz Band will perform an all-instrumental program highlighting the talents of several soloists from the band at Living the Good Life Bistro, 1480 N. Carson Street, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Dinner and late night menus are available.

Gas prices drop slightly in Nevada

Nevada gas prices have fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.50 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,130 stations. Gas prices in Nevada are 21.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 20.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Jim Valentine: Are you getting the most from your agent?

You know what to do when you are thinking of buying or selling real estate – you call your agent. We think it is important that you understand that there are many other times and circumstances when your agent can help you other than an actual transaction situation.

Carson City supervisors to address downtown assessment

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday will vote to approve the annual assessment for the Downtown Neighborhood Improvement District.

Sunday, May 12

Nevada senators, energy secretary tour plutonium site

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s U.S. senators and Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured a site north of Las Vegas where the federal government is storing weapons-grade plutonium secretly shipped from South Carolina last year. Aides said the Friday visit to the Device Assembly Facility at the Nevada National Security Site and briefings with Democratic Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen were closed to the media and public. National Nuclear Security Administration head Lisa Gordon-Hagerty also made the trip.

Lane closures on U.S. 50 east of Carson City begin Tuesday

Single lane closures will take place on U.S. 50 in eastern Carson City on May 14-16 as the Nevada Department of Transportation fills roadway cracking.

Western Nevada College News & Notes: Pilot program provides construction credential

Adult Literacy & Language students at Western Nevada College have had the unique opportunity to participate in a new and innovative pilot program — NV-ACE — this spring.

Washoe prepare for annual festival

Preparations are underway for the Washoe Tribe’s 29th annual Wa She Shu It’Deh Arts Festival. Featuring cultural events ranging from a Washoe basket competition (with weavers from Nevada and California) to traditional dancing, music, stories, plays, basketry and clothing, plus traditional games the event is July 27-28 at Lake Tahoe’s Tallac Historic Site.

Leslie Cain: Five good reasons to buy a home this year

Buying a home is an important decision and a major investment. That said, there are many advantages to being a homeowner, such as tax deductions, calling a place your own, investing in your future, and freedom to own a pet. Here are five good reasons to buy this year: More Available Homes

Carson City art gallery celebrates 40th anniversary

“Step by step, bit by bit, stone by stone … yeah … Brick by brick.” You can almost hear the voice of Annie Lennox singing “Step by Step” as you recollect the history of Nevada Artists Association Art Gallery. The Nevada Artists Association Art Gallery marks its 40th year as a brick-and-mortar gallery in Carson City on the Brewery Arts Campus.

Temp workers, fire department concerns raised in Carson City audit

An audit of Carson City’s department-wide use of temporary workers and the Fire Department’s use of overtime found several issues and is recommending the city implement new policies.

Saturday, May 11

Senior menus for the week of May 13, 2019

Note: Menus for week of May 13 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Kanoffs celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Marjorie Kanoff and Bruce Kanoff of Carson City celebrated 70 years of marriage May 8. They were married in Reno on May 8, 1949.

Carson City Road Report for May 12-19

The following information applies to the period of May 13-19: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Carson City organizations seeking volunteers

Spring into volunteering. 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 x 6. New. The Nevada Legislative Building is looking for Volunteer Docents! Docents lead tours Monday through Friday. This is a great opportunity to meet people, share your Nevada Pride and see our Legislative Process up close and in action! We hope to see you! Call Sandy at RSVP to sign up.

Pioneer High names employee and teacher of the year

It has been said that good people bring out the good in other people. The sentiment rings true for two very special employees at Pioneer High School, Phyllis Atkinson and Monica Ward. They were nominated by their peers to be recognized for their tremendous efforts. Atkinson is the educator of the year for PHS and Ward is the classified employee of the year for PHS.

Marilyn Foster: Traveling is fun, but there’s no place like home

Sometimes, it is just fun to just take a look around you and see the area in which you live through the eyes of a visitor seeing us for the first time. We don’t do that enough, for our daily routine takes us past places long familiar, making us blind.

Roger Diez: Mondays are kind to Martin Truex

Martin Truex Jr. won his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race of the season at the Monster Mile on Monday, after rain forced the postponement of Sunday’s race. Oddly enough, Truex’s first Cup win also came on a Monday, June 4, 2007. In all, Truex has three “Miles the Monster” statues in his trophy case, and his 21st win puts him at 37th on the all-time Cup winners’ list, tied with Bobby Labonte, Jeff Burton, Benny Parsons, and Jack Smith. Talladega winner Chase Elliott led the most laps on Monday but faded to fifth at the checker. Despite the Toyota victory, it was a good day for Chevrolet, with Alex Bowman taking his second runner-up finish in a row and Kyle Larson third. Kevin Harvick was the first Ford, coming home fourth.

John Bullis: What if my schedule K-1 omits section 199A information?

Section 199A provides up to a 20 percent special deduction of profits for having a business, an ownership in a partnership or S corporation (including a rental operation in most cases). For example, if you own 25 percent of the entity then you probably received a Schedule K-1 form (information document like a W-2) that shows your share of the income. It also is to show in box 20 and/or attachments your share of special items that help you compute the Section 199A deduction (Wages paid and investment in fixed assets known as qualified property).

Carson High senior named U.S. Presidential Scholar

Crystal Vargas has been in the middle of Advanced Placement testing this week at Carson High School, but to specialize in obstetrics or gynecology as a doctor, she’ll have more rigorous studying to come.

Past Pages for May 11-14, 2019

SATURDAY 150 Years Ago Smart aleck: A few evenings ago, a man opened the window of the bedroom of a gentleman in White Pine and slid his hand under the pillow and got a wallet with money. After the villain started to make his exit, the man who occupied the room, collared the wretch and a struggle ensued – but the man made off with the money.

Friday, May 10

Pongracz named chair of Nevada Public Utilities Commission

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named PUC Commissioner Ann Pongracz the new chairman of the Public Utilities Commission. He described her as one of Nevada’s foremost experts in utility law and regulation.

Local Roundup: Carson High softball one win from state

It’s been a wild ride for the Carson High softball team all season and it just continued on Friday. And it’s not over yet.

Nevada joins lawsuit against generic drug manufacturers

Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford and 43 other attorneys general filed a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. and 19 other generic drug manufacturers. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, alleges that the pharmaceutical companies entered into numerous illegal conspiracies in order to unreasonably restrain trade, artificially inflate and manipulate prices and reduce competition in the U.S. for more than 100 generic drugs. The complaint also names 15 individual defendants that served key executive roles and devised, implemented and orchestrated the alleged schemes on a day-to-day basis.

Cops and Kids Safe Streets Party set in Carson City

The 16th annual Cops and Kids Safe Streets Party, hosted by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at the Sheriff’s Office administration building, 911 E. Musser St.

Senator Square: Weather, clothing changing at Carson High

The weather is changing at CHS, and so are the types of clothing some students are wearing. CHS Dean Sharon Hallinan sent an e-mail out to all CHS teachers about this weather changing challenge.

Artist in Residence works with Carson City school students

For more than seven years, students at Fritsch Elementary School have been provided opportunities to elaborate and expound upon their artistic abilities. With the assistance of the school’s Parent Teacher Association, the Artist in Residence program has brought in local artists from the community to teach students a variety of art mediums in classes.

Carson High track team pushing for state berths

Everything the Carson High boys and girls track teams have trained for comes down to one day, today, at the Northern 4A Championships at Reed High.

Nevada murderer on death row 34 years seeks life in prison

RENO — Lawyers for a three-time murderer who has been on Nevada’s death row for 34 years are asking a jury to spare his life and order him to spend the rest of his years in prison after a federal appeals court overturned his original death sentence.

Lawmakers mull justice reform in session’s last days

Lawmakers are considering a series of criminal reform bills that could dramatically change how Nevada addresses an expanding prison population, minor traffic infractions and whether people are able to seal low-level marijuana convictions.

Funding to turn Nevada State Prison into tourism spot cut by legislative panel

The Nevada State Prison and tourism’s popular public television show Outdoor Nevada were two of the casualties Friday as lawmakers closed budgets in the governor’s office.

Making school districts whole costs Nevada $8.2 million

The Senate Finance Committee on Friday approved a bill to make up the shortfall in the Distributive School Account that pays for K-12 education across Nevada. The shortfall occurred over the past two-year budget cycle because of unanticipated increases in enrollment above and beyond what was budgeted by the 2017 Legislature. Under state law, the state is required to make up any shortfall experienced by the 17 school districts.

JoAnne Skelly: The joy of botanical gardens

Gardener’s heaven! That’s what I feel when I visit a botanical garden. Last week, we went to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens at Fort Bragg, Calif. It’s not simply the plants that put me over the top. It’s seeing what’s done with the design: how the textures and shapes go together; how the colors are coordinated for complement and contrast. Then, there’s the hardscape. The amazing structures that are created to bring a garden/landscape together and to help it function effectively always fascinate me.

After 30 years with state, Sherry Rupert leaving Nevada

Outgoing Nevada Indian Commission executive director Sherry Rupert isn’t saying goodbye. There’s no word for it in her native Paiute.

CASI fundraiser set for May 18 at Casino Fandango in Carson City

One of Carson Animal Services Initiative’s annual fundraisers is around the corner, just in time to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the group’s spay and neuter program.

Carson High softball pulls away vs. Reed

The thinking was the Carson High softball team would have to ride the arm of Jailene Salciedo to make a deep run in the Northern 4A playoffs.

Carson City Ghost Walk begins season June 1

The 27th season of the Carson City Ghost Walk begins with an opening walk June 1 and offers Saturday evening walks. Additional evening walks are 7 p.m. June 22, 29, July 4, 13, 27 and Aug. 17, 24, 31; and 6 p.m. Sept. 14, 21 and 28. There will be an all-day October Ghost Walk 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19.

Thursday, May 9

CHS softball pulls away vs. Reed

The thinking was the Carson High softball team would have to ride the arm of Jailene Salciedo to make a deep run in the Northern 4A playoffs. But when Salciedo was hit by a line drive in the arm, Caydee Farnworth showed the Senators have another arm they can rely on.

Shooting probe to close Kingsbury Grade this morning

Kingsbury Grade will close 9 a.m. to noon today as part of the investigation into the April 26 shooting involving a Bay Area triple-homicide suspect. The Grade will close at Tramway and Foothill Road.

Recipe: Mother’s Day quiche, by David Theiss

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d share a great recipe that is perfect for brunch or breakfast in bed. Today’s quiche recipe will be sure to make Mom feel extra special.

CHS’s Ben Granados to run track at University of Jamestown

Carson High School senior sprinter and long jumper Ben Granados signed his letter of intent this morning to run track and field for the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota.

Bill funds computer system for Nevada governor’s finance office

The Ways and Means Committee has voted to recommend passage of legislation that will pay for a new computer system to manage financial and human resources in the governor’s finance office. AB500 contains a total of $52,393,299 to replace the Advantage Financial and Human Resources system with the Enterprise Resource Planning System.

Carson City health inspections for May 8, 2019

Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for March 14, April 17 and 22. 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.

Joe Santoro: Alford has tough act to follow

Steve Alford has an almost impossible task of becoming the next Eric Musselman. Musselman, who left the Nevada Wolf Pack basketball program last month to become the head coach at Arkansas, was a lightning bolt of phenomenal success.

Prosecutors defend handling of Gardnerville, Reno murders

RENO — Prosecutors are defending their handling of a confession presented to a Nevada grand jury that indicted a Salvadoran immigrant on murder charges in the killing of four people in January. They’re also providing more details about why they believe they have the authority to try him in one place for crimes that occurred in different counties.

Zoom, Victory School programs get support in Nevada Legislature

A joint subcommittee of legislative money committees voted on Thursday to continue funding the Zoom, English Learner and Victory Schools grant programs. Without action, those programs were to sunset July 1 of this year but Gov. Steve Sisolak included money for them in his recommended budget.

Governor’s Mansion hosts Holocaust Remembrance Day

More than 100 people including numerous elected officials gathered at the Governor’s Mansion on Wednesday for the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony.

Legislature increases homestead amount; bill sent to Sisolak

The Senate on Wednesday gave final legislative approval to a bill increasing the amount of property that’s protected by homesteading the home. Nevada homeowners can file documents with their county recorder that protects their primary residence from being taken in a civil action. Doing so is called homesteading the property.

Regional collaboration leads to heart safe communities

Carson City Fire, East Fork Fire Protection District, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, and Quad County Public Health Preparedness are proud to announce the collaborative launch of PulsePoint, a free mobile app that guides lifesaving CPR response for registered users within Carson City and Douglas County.

Western Nevada College presentations cover cavemen, Crusades

Mike Thomas will take attendees back in time during his free May presentations at Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory.

Expansion of Fairview Drive project in Carson City approved

The project to reconstruct Fairview Drive is being expanded to include utility work. The Regional Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved an agreement between Carson City and the Nevada Department of Transportation and authorized the RTC chair to amend the $620,293 agreement up to $710,000.

Carson City Elks Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch set

The Carson City Elks Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at 515 N. Nevada St, two blocks west from the Carson Nugget. Only 80 tickets are available for $12 each. Tickets are on sale at the bar. The brunch offers herbed scrambled eggs, ham, link sausage, banana pancakes, cheese platter, fruit and pastries. All mothers will receive a flower. Adults older than 21 receive one free glass of champagne with a ticket. Call 775-882-2177 for more information.

Western Nevada College offers motorcycle safety courses

Western Nevada College’s Continuing Education department is offering a variety of motorcycle safety courses for new and continuing motorcycle riders.

Sleeping driver held for DUI, 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. THURSDAY • At 3:07 a.m., a 41-year-old busboy was arrested after deputies were called to an address on Imperial Way for a report of a domestic battery. He was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery 1st, violating pre-trial conditions and interfering with a victim attempting to report a crime for taking her phone away. Bail was set at $11,000.

Carson Tahoe Health voted ‘Best Place to Work’

Carson Tahoe Health claimed second place in the extra-large employer category at the 12th annual Greater Reno-Tahoe Best Places to Work celebration presented by Northern Nevada Human Resources Association on April 25. “At Carson Tahoe Health, a key aspect of our mission is to treat people professionally and compassionately, with dignity and respect,” said Larry Fagerhaug, vice president and chief human resource officer at Carson Tahoe Health. “While our goal is to always provide top-quality care, we also strive for our employees to find balance and quality of life while making a difference.”

Wednesday, May 8

Can Lady Wave repeat Cinderella run?

The Lady Wave find themselves in a similar position when they enter the 2019 Northern 3A regional softball championship as the No. 3 team.

Fallon trip to state lies with this week’s regional championships

The field in this year’s Northern 3A regional baseball championships doesn’t show much difference between the first and sixth-place teams, but Fallon coach Lester de Braga also knows for the Wave to earn a trip to state next week, his players must be on top of their game no matter the opponent.

Happy Mother’s Day to “Pet Moms”

Petting Watson and looking into his eyes made me realize how much the boy dog has added to our lives. Yes, he is our furry child. I know many people who refer to their pets as kids. So, this Mother’s Day, I think all “Pet Moms” should celebrate the incredible connection we have with our pets.

Bill increasing homestead protection to governor

The Senate on Wednesday gave final legislative approval to a bill increasing the amount of property that’s protected by homesteading the home. Nevada homeowners can file documents with their county assessor that protects their primary residence from being taken in a civil action.

Barrick, Newmont joint venture to be named Nevada Gold Mines

LAS VEGAS — A company official says a joint venture in Nevada between the state’s two largest gold producing companies is nearing regulatory approval and will be called Nevada Gold Mines. The Elko Daily Free Press reports that Barrick Gold Corp. chief executive Mark Bristow revealed the name during a company earnings report on Wednesday.

Nevada abortion bill faces Assembly legislative panel

A legislative panel is hearing a Nevada bill that would rewrite the state’s abortion laws and remove a requirement that physicians tell a pregnant woman about the “emotional implications” of an abortion. Bill sponsor Democratic Sen. Yvanna Cancela told the panel that the legislation would not prevent a physician from having a conversation about any mental health side effects, but it would not mandate that conversation under state law.

Pot businesses press state to redo licensing process

LAS VEGAS — Two marijuana businesses that were turned down when Nevada awarded recreational dispensary licenses say the state improperly used a temporarily employment service to screen hundreds of applicants.

Omnibus criminal reform bill in Nevada set for vote Thursday

A leading Nevada Democrat said amendments to a sweeping criminal justice reform bill will lower the projected cost savings for the state. Assemblyman Steve Yeager revealed dozens of proposed changes to the omnibus reform bill and said Tuesday he expects the wide-ranging criminal justice reform bill to face its first legislative hurdle on Thursday when it comes up for a vote in his committee.

Gershwin’s ‘Crazy for You’ set for Carson City performances

The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company is presenting Gershwin’s Tony-winning, Broadway hit, “Crazy for You,” at the Carson City Community Center on the weekends of May 10-12 and 17-19.

Report: Apartment vacancies down, rents up in Carson City

Available apartments are hard to find in Carson City. The vacancy rate for multifamily properties is 1.5 percent, according to a new report by NAI Alliance Carson City. That is lower than Reno’s 3.64 percent vacancy rate and significantly lower than the 5 percent considered to be a healthy rental market.

Thomas to talk about Cavemen, The Crusades

Mike Thomas will take attendees back in time during his free May presentations at Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory.

Criminal reform bill set for vote Thursday

A leading Nevada Democrat said amendments to a sweeping criminal justice reform bill will lower the projected cost savings for the state. Assemblyman Steve Yeager revealed dozens of proposed changes to the omnibus reform bill and said Tuesday he expects the wide-ranging criminal justice reform bill to face its first legislative hurdle on Thursday when it comes up for a vote in his committee.

RSVP to hold volunteer training in Carson City

RSVP will hold its quarterly training session for volunteers and field representatives on Monday from 9 a.m.–noon. This training will be hosted at the Cooperative Extension Office, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 12 in Carson City. Interested parties are encouraged to join us for this free training.

Carson's Taggart qualifies for state golf

Carson High freshman Lukas Taggart played two solid rounds of golf and his reward was becoming a state qualifier. Taggart qualified the the State Championships after finishing 13th overall at the Northern 4A Championships held on Monday and Tuesday at Wildcreek in Sparks.

RSVP Spring Carnival begins Thursday

The public is invited to attend the 34th annual RSVP Spring Celebration and Carnival hosted by the Nevada Rural Counties RSVP Program. This year’s event will be held beginning Thursday and will run through Sunday at Mills Park in Carson City.

Art events, workshops offered in May

Landscape art show, featured artist reception Stop in and enjoy the diverse artwork on display from Nevada Artists Association members with featured artist Walter Daniels from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays between May 4 and June 14 at the Art Gallery on the BAC Campus, 449 King St. in Carson City. With a current membership of 120-plus, boasting more than 30 new members in the past few months alone, this show promises to be one for the books.

USDA announces $1.5M nationwide in funds to develop community facilities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development is encouraging rural organizations to get involved to support technical assistance and training to develop essential community facilities. An estimated $1.5 million is available nationwide, with grant awards of $50,000 to $150,000 through the Community Facility Technical Assistance and Training Grant.

NVC conducts monthly service for unaccompanied remains

FERNLEY — Seven veterans were recently remembered for their service to the nation in a military ceremony at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

Nevada livestock show begins today in Reno

The Nevada Junior Livestock Show, in partnership with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Nevada 4-H Youth Development Program, FFA and Grange Youth, presents its 80th annual Nevada Junior Livestock Show today through Saturday in Reno.

Improved Fallon swim team aims for state

The next chapter of the swimming season is this weekend when the Greenwave competes in the 3A regional meet in Carson City.

Playoffs begin Thursday for Fallon, Oasis teams

A late change in the brackets may have given the Lady Wave softball team an easier path to making it to state, again.

Sizzling Lady Wave burns Vikings in doubleheader win

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Lady Wave sizzled at the end of the regular season Northern 3A softball race.

State weeds out information

As spring progresses in the Lahontan Valley, one thing is for certain.

Fallon bats come alive at right time

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — After Friday’s nine-run loss to South Tahoe, the Greenwave baseball team slipped in the standings due to its three-game losing skid.

Former Nevada lawmaker described as warm, welcoming

More than a 100 people gathered outside the Nevada legislative building for a candlelight vigil to remember the legacy of former Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson. The North Las Vegas Democrat died over the weekend in Carson City at the age of 51 while receiving emergency care.

WNC recognizes PTK Honor Society inductees

Western Nevada College celebrated the induction of 43 students into the Phi Theta Kappa national honor society during ceremonies on April 24 and April 26 on the college’s Carson City and Fallon campuses.

Fallon Kiwanis Club disbands due to low membership

After serving the community for almost 68 years, the Fallon Kiwanis Club disbanded at the end of April because of a lack of membership.

NDOT opens new Maine Street bridge over L-Line Canal

The Nevada Department of Transportation has reopened South Maine Street following replacement of a bridge over the L-Line Canal.

Top Gun Skate Center takes flight in Fallon

Brad Armstrong first learned to roller skate at a rink in Sacramento when he was 5 years old. His love for skating grew over the years and by the time he was in high school he was working at that same rink he learned to skate in. Today, he owns that rink (as well as Roller Kingdom in Reno) and in March, opened up Top Gun Skate Center in Fallon.

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

To Jessika Marable and Mariano Carreon, Johan Yandel Carreon, born April 21, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 1 ounce.

Cost limiting some business space in Carson City

Vacancy rates in Carson City’s office and retail real estate sectors are in the healthy range while space for industrial businesses and medical offices is tight, according to a new study by NAI Alliance Carson City. Despite demand, there’s little relief in sight for the latter two sectors.

Past Pages for May 8-10, 2019

Wednesday, May 8 150 Years Ago Velocipedes: Walter Brown made 50 miles at the Velocipedrome, in Jersey City, in four hours, twenty minutes and fifteen seconds. This is Walter Brown, champion oarsman. It takes plenty of muscle and wind to make “time” on a velocipede. (New York Herald)

Tuesday, May 7

Celebrate Nevada’s bounty of native wildflowers

A field of wildflowers is one of the most inspiring scenes to experience in nature and springtime and Nevada offers an abundance of opportunities to enjoy these blossoming treasures. In commemoration of National Wildflower Week, May 5-11, the Nevada Natural Heritage Program, within the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, is helping to promote the importance of Nevada’s native wildflowers and their vital role in supporting the state’s natural environment.

Victim, killer in 1982 Lake Tahoe murder identified

RENO — New DNA evidence has determined the woman whose body was found near a Lake Tahoe hiking trail in 1982 was murdered by a man who killed himself in jail a year later after confessing to three other murders in California, investigators said Tuesday.

Redevelopment panel OKs funds for Nolan Inn, children’s museum

The Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee on Monday approved $25,000 for work being done at the Nolan Inn on Carson Street.

Best of Carson nomination period now open

This time of year is one of my favorites. The weather is neither too hot nor too cold, my golf game comes out of its winter slumber, and the excitement around the Best of Carson starts to take hold. Beginning Monday, and running through June 9, the nomination period for the Best of Carson will be open.

Trio from Quebec closes Carson City Celtic Series

The Brewery Arts Celtic Concert Series hosts its last show on Friday. The Sophie and Fiachra Trio bring a new twist of Irish music from Quebec, Canada, to Carson City.

Local golfers make a 'State'-ment

Three other local golfers are in the running to make it to the State Championships. At press time heading into Tuesday’s final round at Wildcreek in Sparks, three local golfers have placed themselves in position to qualify for the State Championships at the Northern 4A Championships.

Bessie Minor Swift Foundation awards grants to Carson City schools, programs

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation, formed by the owners and founder of Swift Communications, awards grants to programs that promote literacy, reading and writing skills as well as programs that focus on languages, sciences and interdisciplinary areas. Since 2008, more than $620,000 has been awarded to deserving organizations in the communities where Swift Communications conducts business.

Rockin’ Rib Fest returns to Carson City’s Casino Fandango

Casino Fandango is heating up Memorial Day weekend in Carson City with the community’s second annual Rockin’ Rib Fest from May 24 to 27. This event marks the only Memorial Day rib fest in the region and will be the largest planned Memorial Day celebration in the community.

Monday, May 6

Letter carrier food drive set for Saturday

Food Bank of Northern Nevada is asking for the community’s support on May 11 as it joins the National Association of Letter Carriers for the 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Lively night at Carson Tahoe Hospital, CCSO reports

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 11:50 a.m., a 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI 1st drugs after an off-duty officer reported witnessing a man smoking a joint while driving. He was stopped near the Ford dealership on South Carson Street and arrested. Bail was set at $1,000.

Carson City’s Timeless Sculptures seeks help with move

With his 30-day vacate notice passing, Timeless Sculptures on Highway 50 is seeking assistance and in a hurry. Having filed a request for stay before being potentially locked out of his business and his current residence, Matthew Welter is seeking help.

Nevada inmate on death row 34 years back in court in Reno

RENO — A convicted murderer who has been on death row in Nevada for 34 years returned to court Monday to try to get his execution sentence reduced to life in prison after a federal appeals court ruled his rights were violated during the penalty phase of his original trial.

Carson City Symphony Chorus begins rehearsals for Pops Party Concert

The Carson City Symphony Chorus, a performing group of the Carson City Symphony Association, is beginning rehearsals for the June 9 Pops Party Concert, at the Capital Amphitheater in Carson City, and the July 4 Genoa Americana Celebration, at Mormon Station Park in Genoa. First rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday under the direction of Interim Director Ricky Hutton at the Choral Room in Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road.

Nevada officials join call to protect Dreamers

Gov. Steve Sisolak and Attorney General Aaron Ford have both joined the more than 500 state and local elected officials across the nation calling on Congress to pass permanent protections and a path to citizenship for Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status holders.

PEPB plan changes approved by Nevada Senate committee

Despite the fact the employee benefits board changed the governor’s recommended budget without permission, the Senate Finance Committee voted Monday to accept those changes. But even as a majority of the committee approved the changes that will cost the state several million dollars, they voted to include language in the budget to prevent it from happening again.

Carson High’s Charles Mann 1 of 5 teachers in National Spotlight

The National Association of Agriculture Educators is hosting a “National Teach Ag” campaign to encourage school-based agriculture programs and address the national demand for agriculture teachers. Charles Mann, agriculture science teacher at Carson High School, was one of five teachers chosen to be featured as a national spotlight teacher.

Carson High girls track team claims Sierra League title

Carson High boys and girls track coach Steve Nelms said his girls 4x400 relay team could easily finish under 4 minutes, 10 seconds. He wasn’t giving his team enough credit.

Prep Roundup: CHS softball claims 3rd seed with sweep; golfers in line for state

The Carson High softball team’s comeback in the second game of a doubleheader against Douglas just made the playoff picture that more wide open.

2 wounded in Indian Hills shootout

Two men were wounded in a shootout in Indian Hills on Saturday night. Douglas County Undersheriff Ron Elges said no law enforcement officers were involved. Both men were taken for medical treatment.

Auditors: Therapists paid hundreds of thousands for unverified work

Legislative auditors told lawmakers Friday the Division of Public and Behavioral Health paid psychiatrists and psychologists for hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars of work that wasn’t documented. The audit report issued this week says $167,000 was improperly paid over several years to two psychiatrists who claimed on-call pay they weren’t eligible to receive because they’re employees

Kelly Bullis: May the Fourth be with you!

When I realized the date of my next column, I couldn’t resist! OK, yes! I’m a Star Wars Nut (also a Trekkie, a NASA Nut, etc.) For all you Stars Wars Fans, you get the title to this column… for the rest of you, sorry for the confusion. (Hint: It has to do with today’s date.)

Sunday, May 5

Western Nevada College recognizes honor society inductees

Western Nevada College celebrated the induction of 43 students into the Phi Theta Kappa national honor society during ceremonies on April 24 and April 26 on the college’s Carson City and Fallon campuses.

Talk of the Town: Carson City Historical Society

It is Carson City’s History Do you know what it’s all about? The Carson City Historical Society

NVC conducts monthly service for unaccompanied remains

FERNLEY — Seven veterans were recently remembered for their service to the nation in a military ceremony at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

Saturday, May 4

Senior menus for the week of May 6, 2019

Note: Menus for week of May 6 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive:

Carson City road report for May 6-12, 2019

The following information applies to the period of May 6-12: Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Roger Diez: Despite lack of sprint cars, great show at Fernley

The IMCA Modifieds and Hobby Stocks put on a great show at Fernley 95A Speedway last Saturday night. Unfortunately, the organization of winged 360 sprint cars that had promised track owner Dan Simpson up to 30 cars, only managed to muster four sprint cars. And only two of them answered the call for the main. Simpson was understandably upset, but on the plus side he has signed the World of Outlaws sprint car series to race at the track in September.

Jim Valentine: What is being disclosed

In our litigious society it has become necessary to include many pages of disclosures and disclaimers in our residential property contracts. The contract has gone from one page when I started selling real estate to a minimum of 45 pages today. It is easy to look at it all and just sign the page without looking at details.

Bike Month kicks of Sunday in Carson City

As the sun is starting to emerge in Carson City, so too are the bicycles.

Nevada Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson dies at 52

Nevada Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson has died. He was 52. A news release from Assembly Democrats says Thompson died early Saturday while receiving “emergency care” in Carson City. The news release did not provide other details surrounding his death.

Carson City’s Jim Powell reflects on 50 years in firefighting

The new headquarters for Carson City’s fire department was under construction in September 1993 when firefighters received the 911 call that the station was on fire, local resident Jim Powell recalls. “There is no such thing as a routine call in our business, but it’s not very often that firefighters are summoned to a fire station fire,” he said.

Past Pages for May 4-7, 2019

Saturday 150 Years Ago White Pine Grizzly: Two miners who occupy a cabin graded into the side of the mountain at Bromide Flat, received a call from an unexpected source. A small donkey had been roaming at liberty through the pasture green of Pogonip Flat and chanced to come in contact with the cabin – and through the canvass roof it went, landing in the center of the “wickiup” with a crash. One of the affrighted miners, believing they were to be “gobbled up” by a grizzly bear, seized his revolver and put a hold square through one of the ears of the intruder. The donkey commenced to bray, and the unwelcome visitor granted indefinite leave of absence. Then all again was quiet again

Friday, May 3

Carson City’s Alexis Nicole Paradas graduates from military training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alexis Nicole Paradas graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Senator Square: Different dances at Carson High dazzle Carson City

April was an action packed month as several CHS clubs put on The Friendship Ball, A Night Under the Big Top Father Daughter Ball, and The Greatest Show on Earth 2019 Prom.

Problem gambling gets less than sought by Sisolak

Lawmakers Friday voted to reduce what the governor sought for the problem gambling program by more than half and rejected the idea of earmarking Gaming revenue to pay for it. The program handles not only treatment for problem gamblers but research into the problem officials say have grown exponentially.

Carson High track hosts regional qualifier Saturday

When it comes to Saturday’s regional qualifier at Carson High in event after event, CHS boys and girls track coach Steve Nelms said the same thing over and over again.

Local roundup: Carson, Douglas softball teams play for high seed

The Carson High softball team set up a key showdown with arch rival Douglas by routing Damonte Ranch 11-1 on Thursday in Reno.

Wall Street Journal: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spends $59 million on Lake Tahoe properties

The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has quietly acquired $59 million worth of real estate at Lake Tahoe. That is according to exclusive reporting by The Wall Street Journal published Thursday. Per The Journal, the Facebook founder used a limited-liability company, wealth manager and nondisclosure agreements in an attempt to shield the transactions from public view.

Thursday, May 2

Douglas finishes off sweep of Carson

The Carson and Douglas High baseball teams played out their version of a Dickens tale during their two-game series which became the final chapter for how the season went for the two clubs.

Pack FB selected for six national telecasts

RENO – The Nevada football team will play on national television at least six times as the initial broadcast schedule from the Mountain West was announced Thursday with the league’s partners ESPN and CBS Sports. The 44-game announcement included six Wolf Pack games, including five MW games.

Early Spring Farmers Market opens Saturday in Carson City

The Early Spring Farmers Market will open Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the parking lot behind Due Sorella on the corner of Musser & Nevada Streets. Look for the first of the season strawberries, assorted greens, eggs, honey, locally raised beef and pork. Bella Vita will be there with its homemade chips and dips.

DOE: Nevada has ‘remarkable’ disregard for national security

RENO — The state of Nevada has displayed “remarkable” disregard for national security in its continued legal battle over the secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium by federal officials to a site near Las Vegas, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Nevada finance panel OK’s purchase of wildlife building

After a contentious hearing on wildlife’s request to buy a new southern office building April 4, members of the Interim Finance Committee were much more accommodating on Thursday. They voted to approve the $3.5 million purchase after being told it’s a unique opportunity that suits wildlife’s needs far better than the 50-year-old building they outgrew long ago.

Dahl’s Pharmacy moving Carson City operation

The long-vacant building known as Mike’s Pharmacy is vacant no longer. Dahl’s Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy now located on Carson Street, is moving into the 4,800-square-foot building. “The biggest thing for us is customer convenience,” said Nathan Dahl, owner. “This has a drive-through window and easy access parking lot.”

Lake Tahoe convention center plan gets support at Nevada Legislature

From chamber and development officials to casino and lodging executives and small business operators, Lake Tahoe officials from the south shore turned out in force Thursday to back legislation to pay for a major events center at south shore. Senate Bill 461 would allow the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority to impose a $5 per night room tax on all hotel, motel and short term, vacation rentals in the Tahoe Township.

What can Brown do for the Pack? A lot writes Joe Santoro

Sports fodder ... Jordan Brown just might be the key to the Nevada Wolf Pack’s chances of getting back to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Supervisors divvy up Community Development Block Grant funds

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday divvied up Carson City’s annual Community Development Block Grant money. The city received $470,532 in CDBG funds and an Application Review Work Group made recommendations that the board accepted and approved.

NDOT plans pedestrian safety projects in Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton

On May 6, the Nevada Department of Transportation will launch multiple projects to install pedestrian traffic safety improvements in Carson City, Dayton and Gardnerville.

Nevada lawmakers commit to multi-million computer system for PERS

Members of a joint Senate Finance, Assembly Ways and Means subcommittee voted unanimously on Thursday to support a multi-million dollar computer system for the Public Employees Retirement System. The four and a half year project will start by cleaning up the PERS database so it can be moved to the new computer system to manage and protect retiree records.

Big news in the market last week

Economic growth in the United States was strong during the first quarter. The Bureau Of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced gross domestic product (GDP), which is the value of all goods and services produced in the United States, increased by 3.2 percent.

Bookmobiles bring libraries to remote areas in Nevada

There was a certain energy in the air, an excitement swirling among the 15 students spanning the grades from kindergarten through eighth in the isolated, one-room schoolhouse in Ruby Valley.

Nevada veterinarian lifts horse herpes quarantine

As of May 1, the Nevada Department of Agriculture has lifted all quarantines for Equine Herpes Virus – Type 1 in the state. One positive case related to an aborted horse was confirmed in Humboldt County; no quarantine has been issued for this case because the incubation period has passed, and no horses have been moved to or from the property.

Eating right for your age

It’s important to eat well at any age, but older adults especially require plenty of vitamin-rich foods to stay healthy. Eating well helps keep your body strong, your mind sharp and your energy level up as you age. What your body needs now

Lyons share of playoff: His hit clinches postseason berth for Douglas

MINDEN — It’s been a while since the Douglas High baseball team has been in the playoffs. But with one swing of the bat, Eli Lyons ended years of frustration for the Tigers.

Navy League quarterly dinner on May 15

The Carson City Council of the U.S. Navy League is hosting its quarterly dinner and meeting on May 15 at the Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino and invites the community to learn more about the wide array of missions conducted by the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.

Wednesday, May 1

Interim plan for Carson Rifle and Pistol Range to go to Supes

The Range Task Force passed an interim plan for the Carson Rifle and Pistol Range that now goes to the Board of Supervisors for approval. The plan calls to open the range to clubs, commercial entities, and law enforcement Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., by reservation.

Nevada Economic Forum adds $42.8 million to what lawmakers can spend this session

The Economic Forum added just $42.8 million to the total General Fund revenue lawmakers and the governor can spend this session. Of that, $31.4 million is in revised projections for the remaining months of Fiscal Year 2019 that ends June 30. The added 2019 funding can be used for one-shot and supplemental expenditures this year or carried forward into Fiscal Year 2020 and used there.

Rosa Solis-Rainey appointed to Nevada Gaming Commission

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named Rosa Solis-Rainey of Henderson to the Nevada Gaming Commission, replacing Sandra Morgan who left to become chairman of the Gaming Control Board.

Carson City Sheriff’s Log: Deputy holds two at gunpoint during arrest

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY At 7:47 a.m. deputies were called to Behavioral Health Services on Minnesota Street for a report of a patient punching a nurse and fighting with security. The 29-year-old Gardnerville man was arrested on suspicion of battery on a protected person. Bail was set at $2,500.

Carson High class of ’79 planning 40th reunion

The Carson City High School class of 1979 will celebrate its 40-year reunion the weekend of July 19 to 21 in Carson City and the class is looking for classmates.

Carson City road funding shortage needs to be solved at state, federal level, supervisor says

Carson City is looking into different ways to raise revenue for road maintenance. The city like all municipalities relies on a portion of the tax on gas and has available roughly $2.5 million for an estimated $15 million in annual needed streets maintenance.

Recipe: Galette, a free-form rustic dessert, by Linda Marrone

Can you believe that it’s already the first of May? It seems like it took forever to arrive, but I think our nice weather is here to stay. Some of my favorite spring quotes: “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant” — Anne Bradstreet. “Where flowers bloom so does hope” — Lady Bird Johnson. “Spring is a time of plans and projects” — Leo Tolstoy. “Always it’s spring and everyone is in love and flowers pick themselves” — Cummings

Memorial Run heading toward Carson City

The Peace Officers Memorial Run is traveling up Highway 395 this morning in Douglas County. The annual relay started in Las Vegas last week. Each of the 134 legs of the relay represents the name of a fallen officer.

Local roundup: Softball and golf

CHS 10, Damonte Ranch 0 Jailene Salciedo and Caydee Farnworth combined on a one-hit shutout for Carson in its win over Damonte on Tuesday at home.

Past Pages for May 1-3, 2019

Wednesday 150 Years Ago Married: In Carson City, Nevada Hon. Chauncey N. Noteware, Secretary of State, to Miss Mary A. Goe, of Carson City. They are going East over the Pacific Railroad to enjoy their honeymoon. May their lines be cast in pleasant places—lines of travel and the rest.

Carson City thrift store celebrates grand re-opening

Second Wind Thrift Store is celebrating its grand re-opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and special comments from Mayor Bob Crowell at 10 a.m. Saturday, . Second Wind Thrift Store is located near the Carson City Senior Center, 901 Beverly Drive, Carson City. The first 100 customers will receive free hot dogs, cookies and bottled water. All customers will receive 50 percent off their purchases of every item in the store, excluding books.

V&T Railway starts 2019 season with Mother’s Day train leaving Carson City

Kicking off its 2019 season, V&T Railway will hold a special Mother’s Day train on May 11 and 12. Guests will experience a 24-mile roundtrip ride through the historic Comstock, departing Carson City (Eastgate Depot) at 10 a.m. and arriving in Virginia City at approximately 11:30 a.m., before returning to Carson at 4:15 p.m.

Carson City School District honors educators and employees of the year

Nicolas Jacques, music teacher at Carson Middle School, was honored April 23 as the Carson City School District’s Educator of the Year. Additionally, James “Jim” Pike, special needs school bus driver for transportation, was recognized as the Education Support Professional (ESP) Employee of the Year for the district.

Satellite libraries updated at Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada

Abby Vawter, 6, was among the first in line to check out a new book when they were delivered by the Carson City Library to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada. “Reading books is like my heart,” she said. “The more you read, the smarter you get. That’s what my teacher always told me.”

School district’s final strategic plan meeting set for today

The Carson City School District’s quarterly Community Professional Learning Community meeting at 6 p.m. today will offer reports from each of the breakout committees. The meeting, held inside the Carson High School Library, 1111 N. Saliman Road, will be the final meeting of the 2018-19 school year.