Stories for August 2013


Saturday, August 31

Obituary: Casey Owen Mulgrew

Casey Owen Mulgrew passed away on June 14, 2013 at Renown Hospital in Reno, NV. Casey was born in Reno to parents, James F. Mulgrew and Esther E. Lutz. He graduated from Carson High School in 1969 and also studied at Questa College, San Luis Obispo (as a music major) and UNR (towards a metallurgical engineer degree); he also achieved Outstanding Senior in the class of 1998 at UNR. Casey served in the United States Army. He also worked as a lab technician for Kemet in Moundhouse, Nevada.

Obituary: Rick Groves

A true Valentine, Rick Groves was born in Branson, Missouri, on February 14, the sole member of his family born in a hospital, albeit during the worst recorded ice storm at that time. Rick’s father, Raymond Charles Groves, died when he was seven of radiation poisoning that occurred while working for a contractor on the Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. His mother Shelly was a beautician who raised Rick and his older brother, Gene, and their sister Linda until marrying Dave Gardner, the man who instilled a love of the outdoors in Rick that continued throughout his life. Rick spent his childhood in fourteen different schools, until he settled in Sacramento, California, to complete high school at which time he already had a full-time job and an apartment. He studied forestry at Santa Rosa Junior College in California before moving to Carson City, Nevada, in the early ‘70s.

Final: Carson 23, Hug 13

A complete story will appear in Sunday’s Nevada Appeal. FOURTH QUARTER

Mistakes hurt Dayton in opener

LOVELOCK — The game was there for the taking, but Dayton High was unable to capitalize on the momentum it had briefly gained.

Polian’s Pack to make debut in Rose Bowl

A 16-year journey of hard work, blood, sweat and tears will likely overwhelm Brian Polian on Saturday night for a moment or two.

Modifieds at RTF provided great racing

Last Saturday’s IMCA Modified main at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway provided some of the best racing I’ve ever seen.

Friday, August 30

Reno holds on against Tigers

WINNEMUCCA — Reno High scored three second-half touchdowns Friday night to rally for a season-opening 28-21 victory against Douglas in a game that came down to the final play.

WNC to host alumni game

For the first time, the Western Nevada College baseball team is going to take a crack at beating a team made up of Wildcats from the past.

Girls have eyes on state title

Pete Sinnott is in a position all cross-country coaches would like to be in.

Senators look to rise after rare sub-.500 year

2So close, and yet so far away. Those words best describe Carson High’s 2012 season.

Football preview: Dayton hopes to erase memory of 2 key losses

DAYTON — Rob Turner is quick to admit that 2012 losses to South Tahoe and Elko still sting, and with good reason.

Football preview: Wolf Pack hopes optimism translates to wins

There’s a cautious optimism in the air surrounding the Nevada Wolf Pack football program.

Pack hoping for win in SoCal shrine

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... The last time the Nevada Wolf Pack football team walked into a college football shrine, well, they didn’t score a point.

Dayton, Carson will play grid openers

Are you ready for some football? The answer is a resounding yes from Carson coach Blair Roman and Dayton coach Rob Turner. After missing scrimmages last weekend, both coaches are anxious to get the season started this weekend.

Thursday, August 29

Obituary: Frederick C. Heyl

On August 20, 2013, Frederick C. Heyl, died. He was 85. Fred was born in New Jersey and moved numerous times before making Nevada his residence. He lived in Virginia City, Nv., near his eldest daughter and her family until he could no longer care for himself. He suffered from M. S. A. and it made daily tasks difficult for him. He spent the last few years of his life at Ormsby Rehabilitation Hospital in Carson City, Nv.

Death Notice: Niles Burch Maybury

Niles Burch Maybury, 79, passed away August 22, 2013 at his home in Fallon, NV. Private services will be held in Colorado for family members.

Carson High’s game vs. Hug now set for Saturday in Lovelock

Carson High School’s football game that had been scheduled for Friday night will instead be played at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lovelock High School. Dayton High will play at 7 p.m. Friday night at Lovelock High School.

Nevada 21-point underdogs to Bruins

RENO — How much importance does Nevada Wolf Pack head coach Brian Polian put on the point spread for Saturday night’s game in the Rose Bowl against the UCLA Bruins?

Wednesday, August 28

Obituary: Carole Lee Trotter

Sep. 20, 1956 - Aug. 17, 2013 Carole Lee Trotter was born September 20th, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. Her parents were Judy and James McAloney, and her younger sisters are Jeannine and Christa.

NIAA cancels Thursday’s contests; Friday’s games in jeopardy

RENO — Eddie Bonine, executive director of the NIAA, announced Wednesday that all of Thursday’s outdoor athletic contests have been canceled as a result of poor air quality, and that a decision on Friday and Saturday events will be made no later than 1 p.m. Thursday.

Tuesday, August 27

Tigershark trio enjoys good swims in Tahoe

Three members of the Carson Tigersharks — Eli Everest, Brett Kolb and Ashley Meyer — braved the less-than-idea air quality and the cold Lake Tahoe water to participate in the Sharkfest Open Water Swim over the weekend.

CHS boys have unfinished business

Suffice to say, the Carson High boys soccer team feels it has some unfinished business in 2013.

Obituary: Walter Ned Hudson

August 10, 2013 Walter Ned Hudson, age 88, passed into God’s hand on August 10, 2013.

Obituary: Sharon LaRoache

January 1, 1953 - August 21, 2013 Sharon LaRoache, resident of Carson City, passed away Aug. 21, 2013 at Carson Tahoe Hospital in Carson City, Nevada. She was born Jan. 1, 1953 in Lubbock Texas.

Obituary: Larry Allen Grist Jr.

Larry was born April 8, 1969 in San Leandro, CA and passed away August 19, 2013 in Carson City, NV. He was a fun loving, kind, sensitive, quick witted, and selfless person. He was a resident of NV since 1997 when he moved from Livermore, CA. Larry was a master ASE Tech for Michael Hohl Cadillac. But his greatest enjoyment came from being involved in his children’s lives as a father and coach of their sports teams. He was hilarious, masculine, and silly all at once.

Obituary: Alice McDowall

Alice McDowall, 83, passed away at her home in Dayton, NV on August 12, 2013. She taught at Grace Bordewich School for 20 years and remained active in the local music community until her death. Her body was donated to science so funeral arrangements, for close family, will take place in a few months

Obituary: Wildey A. (Bill) Small

December 30, 1930 - August 21, 2013 Born December 30, 1930, he left this world on August 21, 2013.

Death Notice: Donald L. Tomko

Donald L. Tomko, passed away August 22, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Death Notice: Jerry R. Nichols

Jerry R. Nichols, 72, passed away on August 23, 2013, in Fresno, Ca., after a brief illness. Arrangements are entrusted to Yost & Webb Funeral Home, in Fresno.

Death Notice: Earl “Bud” Kilgore

Earl “Bud” Kilgore, 81, passed away at home in Carson City, NV on August 23, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Monday, August 26

Death Notice: Lee Reardon

Lee Reardon, 77, passed away August 16, 2013 in Silver Springs, NV. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Death Notice: Dora Morales

Dora Morales, 84, passed away August 21, 2013 at her residence in Zephyr Cove, NV. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Death Notice: Marlene Maybelle Fulper

Marlene Maybelle Fulper, 79 of Carson City, passed away on August 23, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Thomas B. DeGurse

Thomas B. DeGurse, 81 of Carson City, Nevada passed away on July 20, 2013 at Veterans Hospital in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are entrusted to FitzHenry’s Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Celebration of Life: Fae Wahl and Nancy Wolfe

A Celebration of Life for Fae Wahl and Nancy Wolfe will be held this Saturday, August 24th, 4:30-7:30, at

Obituary: Donald ‘Don’ Coops

Feb. 24, 1922 - August 17, 2013 Donald “Don” Coops passed away August 17, 2013 at the Lake District Hospital in

Obituary: Cathy Hollis

Cathy Hollis passed away August 17, 2013 in Carson City, NV following a lengthy illness. She was born May 29, 1959 in St. Cloud, MN to Mitchell and Elaine

Sunday, August 25

4 enter Carson High’s football Hall of Fame

Carson High inducted four more football players — Grant Boldt (1996), John Gary (1979), Melvin Rodela (1984) and Ryan Berkich (1998) — into its football Hall of Fame on Saturday night at its annual Kick-off party in the Carson Nugget parking lot.

WNC baseball, softball teams set for fall action

With the 2014 season a little more than five months away, the Western Nevada College baseball and softball teams will take advantage of the mild fall months ahead in Carson City to prepare their rosters.

Darrell Moody: Football openers in danger because of California fires

I find it interesting that a fire four hours away can have so much affect on residents in Northern Nevada.

Saturday, August 24

Obituary: Linda Wenzel

June 26, 1945 - August 19, 2013 Linda Wenzel, born June 26, 1945, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on August 19, 2013.

Obituary: Virginia Y. Gassaway

March 22, 1927 - August 7, 2013 Virginia passed on August 7, 2013 at home.

Obituary: Lucille Meunier

Lucille Meunier went to be with our Lord on August 10th. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl from Arizona; granddaughters, Dana and Heather from California; son-in-law, George Kennedy; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Keara, Danielle, Neal, Michael, Desiree and great great grandchildren, David, Savannah and Liam. Lucille is also survived by her late husband, Jim’s family, Ken Meunier and his children, Eric, Beth, Jody, Ellen, Tracy, Kelly and their children.

Obituary: Henry D. Cosio

Henry D. Cosio “Hank”, 83, passed away August 16, 2013 at his residence in Gardnerville, NV. Hank was born July 15, 1930 in Modesto, CA to Pete and Anita Cosio. He was raised in Santa Clara, CA . Hank enlisted in the U.S. Army training as a paratrooper. Hank was an licensed Nevada contractor. Hank and Arlene were married in Carson City in 1962.

Obituary: Jerry Beseler

Born January 9th 1957 in Marshfield Wisconsin to John Beseler and Dona Nyberg. Jerry was a natural born leader and a teacher. He loved teaching kids how to ski and was a man who gave meaning to the saying, “someone who would give you the shirt off of his back.” He loved everyone and would help anyone. He was a general contractor who took pride in everything he created. He loved to work with his hands. Jerry produced works of art from the paintings he made to the homes he made into a piece of art. He was loved by many.

Friday, August 23

Senators look to maintain dominance

What can the Carson High girls soccer team do for an encore?

Do Raiders have QB controversy?

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears look ready to start the season. The Oakland Raiders look ready for a quarterback controversy.

Lots of racing available for fans this weekend

There’s lots of racing going on this weekend, both locally and on TV.

Obituary: Tony Laffoon

Tony Laffoon, 26, passed away August 19, 2013 in Moundhouse, NV as the result of an accident. Tony was born June 11, 1987 in Reno, NV to Todd Laffoon and Judy Robinson. He was raised in Carson City, NV. Tony proudly served in the U.S. Marines serving as a communications specialist.

Death Notice: William Trent

William Trent, born February 7, 1947, resident of Silver Springs, NV, passed away Aug. 12, 2013. There will be no services at this time.

Death Notice: Tom P. Friend

Tom P. Friend, 67, passed away August 19, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Sam Roberistiano Hernandez

May 24, 1919 - Aug. 18, 2013 Sam “Cuco” Roberistiano Hernandez, 94, passed away on Sunday, August 18 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, NV. He was born on May 24, 1919 in Santa Paula, CA.

Obituary: Josephine Dolinar Matteucci

Josephine Dolinar Matteucci, widow of Remo Matteucci passed away of natural causes on

Obituary: David Kenneth Bertroch

July 16, 1956 - August 14, 2013 David Kenneth Bertroch, long time Fernley resident passed away August 14, 2013 due to

Thursday, August 22

Friday Fodder:

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack football and men’s basketball home schedules this year leave a lot to be desired.

Athleticism key to CHS volleyball success

Carson High volleyball coach Robert Maw is using a different strategy with this year’s team. He’s going with speed and agility over size, and he’s favoring youth over experience.

Obituary: Mary Nevada Lambert

Mary Nevada Lambert, dearly loved by all who knew her, passed away on August 18, 2013, in Reno, Nevada, while surrounded by her family. Born on August 31, 1926 in Ruth, Nevada, she was the daughter of John and Mary Walker, and stepdaughter of Bill Foster. She spent most of her childhood in Fallon.

Obituary: Bettie J. Weishaupt

Bettie J. Weishaupt , long time Stillwater resident, passed away August 17, 2013 at Banner Hospital. Bettie was born December 8, 1926 in Kansas to Russell and Cleo Atwater. The family moved to Fallon where Bettie attended and graduated from Churchill County High School. Bettie married Karl Weishaupt and spent the next 67 years of her life as a

Death Notice: Yhoma Lee Reardon

Yhoma Lee Reardon passed away on August 16, 2013 in Silver Springs, Nevada. Capitol City Cremation is in charge of final arrangements.

Obituary: Bonnie Jo Spencer

Bonnie Jo Spencer, long time resident of Carson City passed away peacefully Sunday August 18, 2013 at Carson Tahoe Hospital

Obituary: Franklin Dee Shoemaker

February 28, 1933 - August 19, 2013 Franklin Dee Shoemaker, a long time resident of Carson City, was born on Feb 28, 1933 and passed away on Aug 19, 2013

Obituary: Michael E. Burns

It is with heavy hearts that we report the passing of Michael Eugene Burns, “Buffy” on August 18, 2013 in Minden, NV with his wife and daughter by his side. Although his time with us was short Mike lived life to the fullest. Born January 5, 1951 in Yerington, NV to the late Frances and Jack Burns. Mike was a graduate of Yerington High School in 1969, an ATO and a graduate of the University of Nevada with a B. S. in Business /Marketing. Following in his father’s footsteps, Mike was employed in the grocery business and a long-term employee with over 25 years at Core-Mark.

Wednesday, August 21

Kaepernick gets strong praise from Jaworski

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received high praise from ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski and managed to take it in stride.

Tuesday, August 20

‘Surprising trout’ touted for kids fishing day

The Tom Brooks Memorial Kids Fishing Day this year is set for Sept. 14 at the Baily Fishing Pond near the Fuji Park and Fairgrounds at the south edge of Carson City.

Kipling leads Tigersharks at Douglas meet

Dagen Kipling of the Carson Tigersharks enjoyed a huge meet at the High County League Championships in Minden recently.

Defense showing energy, passion

RENO — Brian Polian isn’t looking for anything fancy from his Nevada Wolf Pack defense.

Monday, August 19

Sunday, August 18

Postcard from Williamsport

Carson City’s Tim Terry, District 1 commissioner for Little League, is currently in Williamsport, Pa., for the Little League World Series. He sent photos from the opening days of play.

Pistol set to evolve again

RENO — Richy Turner could barely contain his enthusiasm.

Re-energizing before school starts

It’s nice to be able to re-charge the battery before school gets started.

Allen Rowe: Carson City’s mint will be showcased during coin show

The Carson City Mint is an important part of our history. Operating between 1870 and 1893, it was the shortest-lived mint in our nation’s history, yet it is probably the most famous. If you have not toured the mint, a great opportunity is just around the corner.

Saturday, August 17

Friday, August 16

Smith struggles as 49ers top Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh sought out Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith on Friday night, warmly greeting him on the field before their preseason game.

Keselowski on pace for Chase spot

The sprint cars may have canceled, but four local divisions provided some spirited racing last Saturday at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway.

Death Notice: Thomas Burrows

Thomas Burrows, 81 of Carson City, Nevada passed away on July 20, 2013 at the Veterans Hospital in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are entrusted to FitzHenry’s Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Thursday, August 15

Friday Fodder: Put on your track shoes for the UCLA-Nevada game

Sports fodder for a Friday morning .... The odds makers believe that the Nevada Wolf Pack football team doesn’t have a chance to beat the UCLA Bruins on Aug. 31 in the Rose Bowl. Depending on what sports book you walk into, the Pack is a 17-20 point underdog in its season opener in two weeks. Grab the points. Anything more than 14 points is just a Pac-12 bias.

QB Schafer ready to lead Senators

If you look at the success of the Carson High football program since Blair Roman took the reins, you notice the quarterback play.

Obituary: Lawrence “Pops” Perkins

April 14, 1936 - August 8, 2013 Pops went home to be with the Lord on August 8, 2013. Preceded in death by wife of 56 years, Margaret and daughter, Terry Lynn.

Death Notice: Bertram J. Hazell

Bertram J. Hazell, 55, passed away August 10, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Obituary: David S. Woffinden

David S. Woffinden was born in Davenport, Washington and lived in Eastern Washington until the age of 10 when his family moved to the San Francisco Bay area. David graduated from Tracy High School in 1994 then went on to UTI School in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1996 he met his wife Kimberly who joined him in Woodfords, California. David and Kim were married in September of 1999. They made Gardnerville, Nevada their home for the past 11 years with their two children. David left this world on August 12, 2013.

Obituary: John Bernard Carlsen

John Bernard Carlsen III, deeply loved son, father and brother, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2013. He was surrounded by his family in Sparks, Nevada. Born on June 17, 1962, John was the son of the late Bernard and Theresa Carlsen of Carson City, Nevada. He had been a Spanish Springs, Nevada, resident for over 25 years.

In Memory of Joe Brindle

August 16, 1982 - September 5, 2010 Missing you on your 31st birthday. You are a bright flickering light in a darkened world - we love you and miss you. Love forever and always, Dad, Mom, Austin, Tyler, Melissa

Death Notice: Diane Maki

Diane Maki passed away August 1, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Obituary: Bob Thomas

February 14, 1926 - August 10, 2013 Farewell River City! Yes, this is my final Nevada Appeal column, my obit. I realize this is kind of weird but who knows me better than I?

Wednesday, August 14

Death Notice: Noble Ballew

Noble Ballew, 90, of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away on August 10, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations, Gardnerville, Nevada.

Death Notice: Lucille Meunier

Lucille Meunier, 86, passed August 10, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Obituary: Cynthia Flores-Christy

Oct. 10, 1964 - Aug. 10, 2013 Cynthia Flores-Christy, 48, of Carson City, passed away on August 10, 2013 at her residence

Death Notice: Rebecca M. Bennett

Rebecca M. Bennett, 63, passed away August 14, 2013 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Darwin G. Bliss

Born February 1, 1949 in Fallon, Nevada to parents, Jay and Polly Bliss. Died August 12, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. His parents predeceased him. He is survived by his wife, Marcie; daughter, Karri Couste; and brother, Dean Bliss both of Carson City; sister, Veona Hunsinger of Reno; several nieces and nephews and three grandchildren.

Death Notice: Anita M. Virgil-McNulty

Anita M. Virgil-McNulty, 51, passed away August 8, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of the final arrangements.

Obituary: Paul Armand Larquier

August 4, 1923 - July 28, 2013 Paul Larquier passed away peacefully July 27

Senators start practice today

When Carson High football coach Blair Roman puts his team through its first official workout this afternoon, thoughts of last year’s horrific finish will be behind him.

Raiders lose Veldheer to torn triceps

NAPA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders sustained a significant blow Wednesday with the news that starting left tackle Jared Veldheer will need surgery on his torn left triceps and will miss a significant portion of the upcoming season.

49ers ready for Alex Smith

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Over all those years and thousands of practice snaps, the stingy San Francisco defense never got to put a hit on Alex Smith.

CCPW hosting Friday Night Lights

The Carson City Pop Warner Youth Football and Cheerleading program is hosting its annual Friday Night Lights fundraiser from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Governors Field.

Tuesday, August 13

Obituary: H. Bentley Hawley

1938 - 2013 H. Bentley Hawley, born July 16, 1938 Evanston, IL, graduated from Barrington H. S. 1957. Joined U.S. Navy 1958 honorably discharged 1963. Married Marilyn Lois Paradies in Chicago 1966. Moved to Carson City, NV 1978, worked for NV State Employment Security Dept Retired 1990.

Obituary: Jeffery Paul Sibley

Dec. 31, 1955 - July 23, 2013 Jeffery Paul Sibley passed away suddenly at the age of 57 on July 23, 2013 at Queen of the Valley hospital in Napa, California.

Obituary: William B. Karlson

October 25, 1928 - August 6, 2013 William B. Karlson, age 84, passed away at home on August 6th, 2013. Mr. Karlson was born on October 25th, 1928 in Massachusetts.

Obituary: Jack Edward Lund

Jack Edward Lund passed away August 2, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. Jack was truly a man of the wilderness, with a heart as big as gold. Jack’s passions were hunting, fishing and watching his grandchildren play softball.

Obituary: Beverly Ann Tommaney

March 20, 1943 - Aug. 4, 2013 Beverly Ann Tommaney, 70, of Fallon, Nevada, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on August 4, 2013.

Death Notice: Lawrence B. Perkins

Lawrence B. Perkins, 76, passed away in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Monday, August 12

Sunday, August 11

Saturday, August 10

Darrell Moody: A-Rod: Go away… please

I just wish the A-Rod mess would go away — soon. It’s taken up way too much newshole for way too long.

Petterson enjoyed World Series experience

Mike Petterson is back in Carson City after being one of 13 umpires selected for the 2013 Big League World Series in Easley, S.C.

Death Notice: Ronald Lee Gilder

Ronald Lee Gilder, 62 of Minden, Nevada passed on July 10, 2013 in Douglas County. Arrangements are entrusted to Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Robert “Pete” Hanson Howe

March 4, 1943 - June 27, 2013 Robert “Pete” Hanson Howe died suddenly and unexpectedly June 27th, at Renown Hospital in Reno. His family and friends are devastated. The community has lost a man of immeasurable personal and business integrity. He is missed by all.

Rural Rumble card taking shape

As the clock winds down, the fighters for the sixth annual Rural Rumble make their final preparations.

Roger Diez: Four classes of racing tonight at RTF Speedway

The King of the West Sprint Cars were scheduled to return to Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway this weekend for a two-day event.

Madathon a warmup for Carson runner

Today, some 100 runners are expected to take on the challenge of the Genoa Peak Madathon marathon and half-marathon trail races.

Raiders rally vs. aggressive Dallas defense

OAKLAND, Calif. — Monte Kiffin has brought an opportunistic defense to Dallas in the preseason.

Friday, August 9

Obituary: Valeria Darlene Schultz

Sep. 17, 1936 - Aug. 3, 2013 Beloved mother of Jennifer Grotenrath and Lorayn (David) Walser, cherished mother-in-law of David Washler, devoted grandmother of Daniel and Steven Flanagan Valeria was an active member of Shepherd of the Sierra L

Obituary: Jewell David Smith

April 8, 1931 - August 6, 2013 Jewell David Smith, “Dave”, passed away after a brief illness at Banner Churchill Community Hospital on August 6, 2013. He was born April 8, 1931 in Arkansas. Dave was preceded in death by the love of his life, wife Arlene.

Obituary: Carlos Raul O’Neill

Feb. 27, 1930 - Aug. 7, 2013 Carlos Raul O’Neill, age 83, passed away on August 7, 2013 in Reno, Nevada.

Obituary: Shirley Ellen Cushing

Shirley Ellen Cushing, 85, passed away peacefully at her home on August 5, 2013. Shirley was a longtime resident of Churchill County.

Trent Johnson, PGA’s Allen to University of Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame

RENO — PGA Tour golfer Michael Allen and former Nevada basketball coach Trent Johnson are among the new members being inducted next month into the University of Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame.

Thursday, August 8

Denver defense stymies San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The Denver Broncos expect to win plenty of games when they force four turnovers. On the other side, San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh made it clear the 49ers can’t afford to cough up the ball that many times and return to the NFL’s biggest stage.

Boise, Fresnoteams to beat

Here’s the good news for the Mountain West Conference: Boise State stayed in the league.

Expectations all over the map for Polian’s first season

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .What should we expect out of the Nevada Wolf Pack football team this year?

Wednesday, August 7

Kaepernick ready to get to work in real game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick has learned a thing or two from Peyton Manning.

Obituary: James Bilderback

James Fredrick Bilderback, age 78, of Carson City NV died on July 29, 2013 at a local nursing home, due to cancer. James (Jim) was born in Los Angeles, California on October 11, 1934 to Elisha John and Mercy Emma Bilderback, the eldest of eight children.

Death Notice: Valeria Darlene Schultz

Valeria Darlene Schultz, 76 of Carson City, passed away on August 3, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: James Corso

James Corso, 89 of Carson City, passed away on August 3, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Beatrice Garfield McDonald

Beatrice Garfield McDonald, 74, of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away August 4, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations in Gardnerville, Nevada.

Death Notice: Glinda L. Charlton

Glinda L. Charlton, 78, passed away July 17, 2013 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 881-1766.a

Obituary: Kurtis Hansen

Kurtis Hansen, 22 from Washoe Valley, Nevada died on July 28, 2013. He was born July 13, 1991 at Loma Linda Hospital California to parents, Cheryl Hansen of Washoe Valley and Eric Hansen of Oroville, CA. Kurtis leaves behind brother, Kenny Hansen; sister, Krysti Hansen; brother/best friend, Kyle Hansen; fiancé, Rose Branson and nieces, Haylee, Mackenna and Jacqueline.

Tuesday, August 6

Cabela’s to host personal protection clinic

RENO — Cabela’s continues its monthly offering of free 90-minute personal and workplace protection, awareness seminars with another class at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Reno store, 8650 Boomtown Road.

Obituary: Roberta Miller Phoenix

January 8, 1931 - August 2, 2013 Roberta Miller Phoenix passed away August 2, 2013 at her home in Sutcliffe, NV. Roberta was born

Death Notice: Arleen M. Mills

Arleen M. Mills, 44, passed away August 1, 2013 in Reno, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Kathi Houk

Kathi Houk, 67, passed away August 4, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Kenneth G. Keller

Kenneth G. Keller, 80, passed away June 8, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Earl Edward Harriman, Jr.

November 19, 1941 - July 22, 2013 Earl Edward Harriman Jr., passed away on July 22, 2013 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania following a brief illness. He was born on November 19, 1941 in Reno, Nevada. He was the son of Earl Sr. and Virginia Harriman of Fallon, Nevada.

Obituary: Kathi Houk

August 4, 2013 Kathi Houk, 67, passed away on August 4, 2013. She loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchild. She enjoyed going to sporting events and supporting her grandchildren. She worked for Borda’s Arco/Automotive for 28 years.

Obituary: Robert Wayland Upham, Jr.

April 29, 1933 - Aug. 3, 2013 ‘Bob’ Upham, age 80, passed away peacefully at home in Fallon, NV, surrounded by family August 3, 2013.

Obituary: Craig “Red” Slaugh

March 27, 1948 - July 31, 2013 Craig “Red” Slaugh, age 65, passed away peacefully in his home in Fallon, Nevada on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Obituary: Lance Hepworth

February, 1968 - August 1, 2013 Lance Hepworth, 45, died August 1, 2013, in his home in Fallon, Nevada. A service was held on Sunday, August 4, 2013, at the Rock of Ages Baptist Church in F

Obituary: Donna M. Oliver Biagio

April 26, 1960 - July 31, 2013 Donna Oliver Biagio, 53, passed away in Marysville, Washington on July 31st after a lengthy battle with cancer. Donna was born on April 26, 1960 in Carson City to Larry and Anne May Oliver.

Obituary: Janet Lorraine Fontano Hoskin

Janet Lorraine Fontano Hoskin passed from this earthly life on July 29, 2013. Janet was born August 9, 1934 to Lurah and Kenneth Linder in Berkeley, CA where she lived for most of her early childhood. She spent many wonderful days with her grandparents on their ranch in Soquel. She later married Joseph Fontano (deceased 1983) and together they had four children - Jan Fontano (Gonsalves), Jeffrey Fontano, Joan Fontano (Yoos), and James Fontano (deceased 2002). Janet, being a military wife, traveled to several places while she and Joe raised their family. They lived in Kansas and Illinois, always returning to California.

Death Notice: Edeltraut Ruppel

Edeltraut Ruppel, 87, of Gardnerville, Nevada, passed away August 4, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, Nevada.

Obituary: Nancy Elizabeth Guttery

Nancy was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and finished school there. She went on to Santa Monica, California and furthered her education with some college. Nancy was a wonderful loving wife, mother and homemaker. She lived in Carson City for 33 years and then moved to Reno for the last 11 years. She enjoyed crafting, gardening and cooking when she was able. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Monday, August 5

Polian happy to focus on football

RENO — Brian Polian can smile and shake hands with the best of them.

Reno-Tahoe Open win sends Woodland to PGA Championship

RENO — For Gary Woodland, the biggest positive about winning the 15th annual Reno-Tahoe Open on Sunday was getting an automatic invitation to this week’s PGA Championship and the two-year exemption that comes with a tour victory.

Saturday, August 3

Death Notice: Ronny “Arn” Copeland

Ronny “Arn” Copeland, 55, passed away July 29, 2013 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Nice round vaults Knox into top 10 at Reno-Tahoe Open

RENO — Moving day saw all sorts of action during Saturday’s third round at the Reno-Tahoe Open at Montreux Golf and Country Club.

Woodland in control heading into final round of RTO

RENO — The first time Gary Woodland led a PGA Tour event after 54 holes, he lost in a playoff.

Byrd makes a jump in RTO’s 3rd round

RENO – Jonathan Byrd’s last two trips to the Reno-Tahoe Open have been successful, and he’s hoping to keep that trend going.

Friday, August 2

Rangers beat A’s 8-3 to gain ground in AL West

OAKLAND, Calif. — Nelson Cruz shook off talk of a pending suspension to hit a tying two-run homer, Jurickson Profar added another two-run shot and the surging Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.

Obituary: Theresa B. Zorbas

June 13, 1927 - July 29, 2013 Theresa B. Zorbas, 86, passed away July 29, 2013 in Carson City, NV.

Birdie binge gives Romero RTO lead

RENO — Andres Romero switched putters in mid-May, and the move has paid big dividends.

McCarron makes it to the weekend at Reno-Tahoe Open

RENO — Scott McCarron is playing on the weekend for the first time since the 2011 Bay Hill Invitational, and it’s a great feeling.

NCAA taking flexible approach to tourney games

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA announced changes Thursday to the way it will select teams for the men’s basketball tournament, adding flexibility in hopes of keeping teams properly seeded.

Willis, Culliver among those injured at 49ers camp

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Injuries are suddenly piling up fast for the San Francisco 49ers in training camp.

Giants rally to beat Phillies, 2-1

PHILADELPHIA — Sergio Romo threw his hands out, looked to the sky and screamed in jubilation after working out of the toughest of jams.

Simpson makes most of his 1st Bridgestone round

AKRON, Ohio — So much for course knowledge.

Douglas High grad gets close look at RTO

RENO — Luke Schober is all about helping people.

Davis Love has rough debut at Montreux

RENO — Davis Love III got his first taste of the wind that has frustrated many golfers during the 15-year history of the Reno-Tahoe Open.

Great finish gives Teater first-round lead at RTO

RENO — One of the good things about the Modified Stableford scoring system is that you can make big jumps up the leaderboard if you get on a hot streak.

Thursday, August 1

Death Notice: Albert James Whipple

Albert James Whipple, 65 of Carson City, passed away July 30, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Jack Robert Kenton

Jack Robert Kenton, 69 of Carson City, passed away on July 23, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Catherine Marie Wofford

Catherine Marie Wofford, 42 of Dayton, passed away on July 22, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Rickard Jay Van Ausdal

Rickard Jay Van Ausdal, 38, passed away August 1, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Death Notice: Eric Frederick Wilson

Eric Frederick Wilson, 83 of Minden, passed away on July 30, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Janice Joan Hockenberry

Janice Joan Hockenberry, 77, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon, NV after a prolonged illness. She was born in 1935 in Valley City, ND to Casper and Florence Brainard. Jan grew up in Valley City, North Dakota, and graduated from Valley City High School. She married James Hockenberry in 1953, and they just recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She has lived her life in Oakes, ND, Britton, SD, and the last 30 years in Fallon , NV. She had six children and was a very busy homemaker.

Obituary: Sylvia Macdonald

Sylvia Macdonald, 74 of Dayton, Nevada passed away on July 31, 2013 at Renown Medical Center. No services per her request. She will be laid to rest in Lexington, MA with her mother and brother.

Death Notice: James Fredrick Bilderback

James Fredrick Bilderback, 78 of Carson City, passed away July 29, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Joe Santoro: Who’s scared of UCLA? Nevada will pull off a stunner

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Just four weeks remain until the Nevada Wolf Pack football team opens the Brian Polian era with a stunning victory over the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl.

Love III eager to make RTO debut

RENO – Davis Love III likes playing in altitude, and he likes playing golf in the Modified Stableford scoring system. It makes him a natural to play in the Reno-Tahoe Open.