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Thursday, August 31

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Members of the Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary gather at the Elks Lodge for a Hawaiian potluck luau to celebrate the nonprofit’s 60th anniversary.

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Students and staff alike gaze up at the partial solar eclipse last week from Numa Elementary on Aug. 21.

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Churchill County High School freshman Madi Wells, left, and fourth-grader Jordan Escobar-Lipnicki don eclipse T-shirts and glasses to enjoy the show along with other students and staff at Numa Elementary last week.

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s chief of staff, Mike Willden, holds a proclamation Tuesday for working to raise suicide awareness among veterans. Nevada National Guard Adjutant General Brig. Gen. William Burks, to Willden’s left, and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, Willden’s right, also signed the proclamation. Standing to the left of Schieve is Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.

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Denise Rohan takes her oath at the first female commander of the American Legion at the service organization’s Reno convention.

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Bhaktimarga Swami passed through Fallon this week as part of his trek across the United States, now going on two years since the start.

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Bhaktimarga Swami has been walking across the country to promote walking more and living a healthier, simpler lifestyle.

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The Reno Air Races kick off in two weeks.

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An E/A-18G Growler f141 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). The jet will be part of a static display at this year’s Reno Championship Air Races.

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In this file photo from July’s Draw Fire, the Tungsten Fire is burning in the northeastern part of the Clan Alpine mountain range.

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Donations are coming in large numbers for Hurricane Harvey victims.

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Terri Hull with many of the donations for Hurricane Harvey victims.

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Carson City Sheriff's Deputies Dean Williams, left, and Jarrod Adams and Partnership Youth Program Coordinator Brooklyn Maw teach a drug awareness program to Carson High School athletes. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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An E/A-18G Growler f141 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). The jet will be part of a static display at this year’s Reno Championship Air Races.

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The Reno Air Races kick off in two weeks.

Lady Wave tennis rebuilds

They had the best season in program history, going undefeated in league and winning the regional title.

Joe Santoro: Finding out more about Camp Grit

We finally got our first real glimpse into the real Jay Norvell this week. It took a while to get past all of the mindless clichés, such as Nevada grit and the coaches loving the players and the players loving each other, but we finally got some real insight this week.

Dayton High football faces tough task against Elko

DAYTON — The Dayton Dust Devils have put their 21-game losing streak in the rear-view mirror, and they would like nothing better than to start their Northern 3A season with a win.

Carson High football vs. Reno: Breakdown and prediction

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A new era for Nevada Wolf Pack football

Jay Norvell isn’t about to predict how many games his Nevada Wolf Pack football team is going to win this season.

South Tahoe sweeps Fallon tennis teams

The Greenwave tennis teams opened the 2017 season on the wrong foot, losing to one of the league’s best on Tuesday.

Rival match

One team needed to come from behind in the second half to pull out the victory. The other blew a two-touchdown lead in the second half, losing its season opener on the road.

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Abigail Ritts practices her serve during a tennis team practice.

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Nicole Klein leaps to return a shot at the Churchill County High School tennis court.

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The long-running annual Labor Day parade features many youth sports teams.

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Labor Day weekend is here and includes a free parade and junior rodeo, fair attractions and a bottomless breakfast, courtesy of many volunteers and service groups.

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The annual Kiwanis breakfast Labor Day morning is a longtime tradition in downtown Fallon. Fill up before enjoying the parade.

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The Churchill County School District welcomed all the new teachers in the district during last week’s meeting; the new teachers include: Vanessa Burch-Urquhart, sixth grade teacher at CCMS; Caitlin Chitwood, third grade, ECB; Kayla Cunningham, kindergarten, LES; Hanna Davis, art, CCMS; Alecia Dressel, fifth grade, NU; Mara Edman, Early Childhood, NELC; Jillian Fillmore, Special Education, CCMS; Kendra Flower, kindergarten, LES; Sammy Francisco, math, CCMS; Jennifer Gehant, kindergarten, LES; Chelsey Hawkins, kindergarten, LES; Darlene Humphries, Early Childhood, NELC; Katherine Jones, English, CCMS; Elizabeth Kolbe, first grade, LES; Mike Lipnisky, P.E., CCMS; Katy Loop, kindergarten, LES; Susan Marsh, kindergarten, LES; Jenna McElhannon, third grade, ECB; Christine Mori, third grade, ECB; Richard Niedzwiecki, Construction Technology, CCHS; Maureen Park, sixth grade, CCMS; Kirby Pearce, kindergarten; LES; Jenelle Pope, Early Childhood; NELC; Debra Potter, Special Education, NU; Jaime Shafer, art, CCHS; Elizabeth Sivils, English, CCMS; Colleen Tutty, fifth grade, NU; Ashley Westegaard, first grade, LES; Shannon Windriver, third grade, ECB; Joseph Wood, drafting and design/math, CCHS; Justin Worthy, speech-language pathology.

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Fallon's Maddie Guerrero and Truckee's Lydia Christian face off over the ball.

Junior rodeo kicks off Labor Day weekend

Rodeo is in Fallon’s DNA.

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Senator senior Adrian Torres scores the first goal of the game against Reno Wednesday evening.

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Senator senior Adrian Torres scores the first goal of the game against Reno Wednesday evening.

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CHS' Israel Lopez (4) makes it 2-0 for the Senators early in the game against the Reno Huskies at Carson High Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, August 30

Carson High boys soccer tops Reno, 4-1

Carson High struck quickly, and Reno was helpless in its attempt to retaliate.

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Dean Heller is on the hot spot when it comes to health care.

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13-year-old Lalo Lopez does a backflip out of a bowl at the Mills Park skateboard park on a pleasant Wednesday evening. Carson City and Douglas County will be in the upper 90's this weekend while Fallon could top 100, according to the National Weather Service.

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Carson City and Dougflas County will be in the upper 90s this weekend while Fallon could top 100, the National Weather Service said.

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Nevada National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Eight crew members took off in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter Wednesday to help Hurricane Harvey victims.

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Members of No Limits Leadership Class raised money and present Eagle Valley Children's Home Director Beverly Hennen with a check for $53 on April 19 in Carson City.

Girls soccer takes off in Lowry

During its two-day tournament last weekend, the Lady Wave soccer team claimed one win and a tie from the four matches.

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., shake hands at a news conference Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speak at a news conference Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a news conference Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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A reporter takes video with his cell phone as Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at a news conference Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., listen during a news conference Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Guest soloist Carla Trynchuk will perform with the Carson City Symphony on October 22. Rehearsals for the concert begin Wednesday, August 30.

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The Boss is back and better than ever. He recently ate his blanket and needed surgery but he’s back in the game. Boss is a three-year-old pit-bull/mix who looks like Petey from the Little Rascals. He truly is the cutest guy who loves to play ball and is searching for a playmate.

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Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix who would love a home with no cats but she does love other dogs.

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A dahlia called "Mexico" that looks like a fireworks display.

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Dahilias that are bigger than a human hand.

Carson High’s Dawson Lamb bigger, stronger

When Dawson Lamb walked onto the football field for spring practice, you noticed the difference right away.

Nevada hoops to face difficult schedule

RENO — The University of Nevada head men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman and his staff have finalized a difficult non-conference schedule that includes six home games to bring the total number of home regular season contests to 15.

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Noah Giron had two top 10 finishes in Australia.

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Peri Buck of Douglas battles for the ball against a McQueen defender on Tuesday at Douglas High School.

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Carson High's Isabella Wakeling controls the ball during a soccer game against Reno on Tuesday.

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Carson High School's Abbey Paulson bumps the ball to the front line in a match against Reno on Tuesday night.

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Shea DeJoseph celebrates a point in a match against Reno on Tuesday.

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Guy Morgan lll, son of Guy Morgan Jr and Eunice Joyce “Jodie” Ashley of Texas was born in Piedmont, CA.

In Loving Memory ~ James E. Hardison

Remembering the love we shared and our wonderful years together. You are in my thoughts and prayers and ever in my heart.

Thor Alan Zoellner

After a courageous battle with cancer, the Lord took Thor home to be at peace on August 22nd. Thor was born in Anaheim, California on September 28, 1967 to Al Zoellner and Betty Larson Zoellner. He was the youngest of five children.

Jeffrey James Gorman

Jeffrey James Gorman, 62, died July 25, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Rose DeMarco (nee Sperduto)

Rose DeMarco (nee Sperduto), 84, entered into eternal rest on August 15, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Rose was born May 21, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey.

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Governor Brian Sandoval at the opening of Yerington's produce cooling plant.

Remember Me ~ Joe Brindle

Joe, it’s been 7 years since you were murdered in Reno.

Rebekah C. Miller

Rebekah C. Miller, 92, died August 27, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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White chicken chili, a dish low in fat and high in protein.

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Enchilada pasta makes for a great weeknight meal.

Tuesday, August 29

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Mick Raher, director of sales for the Nevada Appeal welcomes community members to the 2017 Best of Carson City luncheon on Tuesday.

Sluggish start

Carson High’s volleyball team paid the price for getting behind early.

Prep roundup: Reno tops Carson High in girls soccer

Carson High’s girls soccer team opened its season with a 4-1 loss to Reno on Tuesday at Carson High.

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The Young Dubliners will headline the Brewery Arts Center’s final outdoor summer concert on Saturday.

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Espresso rubbed pork tenderloin with salsa verde is a special order item available at Cafe at Adele's.

Darrell Moody: Dayton’s taste of victory could bring more

A hearty congratulations to Patrick Squires and the Dayton High football team for breaking its 21-game losing streak.

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Visitors to the CC Communications tent during last weekend's cantaloupe festival.

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Festival goers look at the paintings in the multipurposed building.

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Winning quilts and food are on display during the festival.

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A dog takes to the air during the Splash Dogs competition at this year's Cantaloupe Festival.

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Keeping cool inside the plastic water wheels during the festival.

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Mackenzie Mills and Owen Fabel of the Hotwin Chicken 4-H Club.

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Tracy Lambson and her mother (Ethel Coleman, not pictured) of Fallon have been longtime vendors at many events.

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Taylor Reyonlds with his 20-pound Flemish giant rabbit.

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The Portland-class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35) at anchor off the Mare Island Navy Yard, in Northern California following its final overhaul. The ship was sunk on July 30, 1945 by an Imperial Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea following delivery of parts for Little Boy, the first atomic bomb used in combat, to the United States air base at Tinian. Of 1,196 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 900 faced exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks while floating with few lifeboats and almost no food or water. 

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The Portland-class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35) underway in Pearl Harbor in 1937. The ship was sunk on July 30, 1945 by an Imperial Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea following delivery of parts for Little Boy, the first atomic bomb used in combat, to the United States air base at Tinian. 

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The John Dawson Band entertains the crowd Saturday at Corley Ranch.

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Hundreds of people feast on Basque food under one of the tents at Corley Ranch in Gardnerville Saturday.

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The Nevada High School Rodeo girls parade through Corley Ranch Saturday in Gardnerville.

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Nevada State Attorney Adam Laxalt welcomes Congressman Mark Amodei to the annual Basque Fry Saturday at Corley Ranch in south Gardnerville.

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Macie Anderson leaps to block the ball at the net.

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Taylor Ingram sets the ball during the Lady Wave's game against North Valleys.

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Kinsli Rogne and and Liz Williams defend the net during the first game of the season.

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Fallon’s Tallon Amezquita strips Hug’s 8 in the second half of Friday’s non-conference game to kick off the season.

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Fallon’s Sean McCormick makes the grab against Hug in Friday’s non-conference win.

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Fallon quarterback Elijah Jackson hands off to Reid Clyburn.

Second half keys Greenwave to opening win

First game of the season and its back against the wall, the Greenwave did what a championship-caliber football team does best.

Starting off strong

The Lady Wave won its first home match of the season in three sets Thursday — 25-13, 25-18 and 25-19 — against North Valleys.

Barbara R. Smith

Barbara R. Smith, 79, died August 27, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

In Memoriam - Steven Mark Phillips

September 7, 1954 ~ December 9, 2010

Mary B. Robbins

Mary B. Robbins, 93, died August 24, 2017 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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Washoe Lake State Park is hosting several free events in September.

Mutsuo Yoshisato

Mutsuo Yoshisato, 73, died July 26, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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Teri Vance's Jump Start class.

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Jason Gardner competes in the newspaper toss during the End of Bike Week Party on Friday evening in McFadden Plaza.

Lorencita E. Trevino

Lorencita E. Trevino, 81, died August 27, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Monday, August 28

Franklin E. Russell

Franklin E. Russell, 82, died August 25, 2017 in Dayton, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Rose DeMarco

Rose DeMarco, 84, died August 15, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Roger George Hipple

Roger George Hipple was called to his heavenly home on Friday, August 18, 2017 with his wife and family by his side. Roger was born in Thompson, Iowa on February 15, 1938 and is the last of his immediate family. Roger joined the US Navy in 1955 and received his high school diploma while in the Navy. Soon after, he received his pilots license to fly.

Timothy Sullivan

Timothy Sullivan age 47, of Gardnerville, passed away on August 18, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services. 775-883-5500

Mary Belle Robbins

Mary Belle Robbins of Gardnerville, NV passed away August 24, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Capital City Cremation. For more information contact Douglas County Public Guardians Office.

Rick M. Vick

Rick M. Vick of Carson City, passed away July 26, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Capital City Cremation. For more information, contact Douglas County Public Guardians Office.

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FILE - This Friday, June 16, 2017, file photo shows a Whole Foods Market in Indianapolis. Amazon is moving swiftly to make big changes at Whole Foods, saying it plans to cut prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and more as soon as it completes its $13.7 billion takeover. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

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FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, customers shop at a Whole Foods Market in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. Amazon is moving swiftly to make big changes at Whole Foods, saying it plans to cut prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and more as soon as it completes its $13.7 billion takeover. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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FILE - In this Saturday Aug. 27, 2016, file photo, Anita Vranckx, of Belgium, hangs from the E of an Earth sculpture at Burning Man on a dusty morning on the playa in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nev. Tens of thousands have braved massive traffic jams to get to the remote stretch of Nevada desert for the 2017 Burning Man festival that runs until Sept. 4, 2017. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)

Wayne Arthur Metzger

Wayne Arthur Metzger of Queen Creek, AZ, and formerly of Carson City, passed away on July 29th at his home. He retired from Target Stores in July 2016.

Sunday, August 27

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Wilford Martinez, bottom, grabs the median as he is rescued from his flooded car along Interstate 610 in floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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A man helps a woman in floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. The remnants of Hurricane Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into Houston Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Residents wade through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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A man wades through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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A truck pushes through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Residents sit on a fence surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Residents wade through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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A truck pushes through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Residents wade through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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A family evacuates their Meyerland home in Houston, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Rescuers answered hundreds of calls for help Sunday as floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey rose high enough to begin filling second-story homes, and authorities urged stranded families to seek refuge on their rooftops. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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An abandoned vehicle sits in flood waters on the I-10 highway in Houston, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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A family evacuates their Meyerland home in Houston, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Rescuers answered hundreds of calls for help Sunday as floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey rose high enough to begin filling second-story homes, and authorities urged stranded families to seek refuge on their rooftops. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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An abandoned vehicle sits in flood waters on the I-10 highway in Houston, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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A man wades through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Moses Juarez, left, and Anselmo Padilla wade through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Two kayakers try to beat the current pushing them down an overflowing Brays Bayou from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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Two kayakers try to beat the current pushing them down an overflowing Brays Bayou along S. Braeswood in Houston, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Rescuers answered hundreds of calls for help Sunday as floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey climbed high enough to begin filling second-story homes, and authorities urged stranded families to seek refuge on their rooftops. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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Wilford Martinez, right, is rescued from his flooded car by Harris County Sheriff's Department Richard Wagner along Interstate 610 in floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Wilford Martinez, right, is rescued from his flooded car by Harris County Sheriff's Department Richard Wagner along Interstate 610 in floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Two people walk down a flooded section of Interstate 610 in floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Evacuees wade down a flooded section of Interstate 610 as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston. The remnants of Hurricane Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into Houston Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Carson High HOSA members.

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Junior Angel Gonzalez displays some fancy footwork against Sparks Saturday in Reno.

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Senior Ricardo Gonzalez heads the ball near the goal for Carson High on Saturday in Reno.

Carson High soccer drops two

RENO — Carson High’s boys soccer team dropped two games Saturday at the Galena Tournament.

Saturday, August 26

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Sarah Sanchez, center, director of the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, attended a monthly meeting of the Carson City Telephone Pioneers Life Member Club to accept the check and tell the Club about the Food Closet. Patti Rose, president, presented the check to Sanchez as Elaine Hartman looked on. Carson Valley doesn’t have a Telephone Pioneer Club, so Carson City would welcome members from the area. Information, Patti on 882-5205.

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The John Dawson Band entertains the crowd Saturday at Corley Ranch.

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Jericah Deaux speaks with an NBC reporter while wearing a patriotic dress Saturday in Gardnerville.

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Congressman Mark Amodei jokingly welcomes those from out of town to Nev-ah-duh Saturday at the Basque Fry in Gardnerville.

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Shannon Lundquist (right) serves lamb fries to Leslie Schyving Saturday at the Basque Fry in Gardnerville.

Douglas High can’t keep pace with Rigby in opener

POCATELLO, Idaho — Douglas High’s offense looked solid in its season-opening game.

Carter carries Carson High to win in Idaho

POCATELLO, Idaho — Carson High’s recipe for a season-opening win was easy.

Prep Notebook: Carson High’s Morrison leaves game with injured knee

POCATELLO, Idaho – Daniel Morrison, his right knee wrapped in ice, sobbed on the sideline.

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308 N. Curry St., is projected to be open by the end of the year. Formerly the CitiBank Building, this complex will feature upscale apartments, offices, retail and restaurants and be the anchor for the redevelopment of Curry Street that will begin in 2018.

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White Pine County used the Battle Born theme to celebrate the state’s 150th in the 2014 Nevada Day Parade.

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Still today, Jack’s Bar displays the sign declaring it has been a saloon since 1859 even though it has been shuttered since 2002.

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The Carson City Costco is one of the city’s largest private sector employers.

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A July trip to the Canadian Maritimes brought 15 locals together to enjoy visiting the sites written about in the popular children’s classic “Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Here the group gathers around the sign dedicated to the home of Montgomery’s aunt and uncle on Prince Edward Island who so influenced her writings.

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The Alley as seen today. A casual stroll will find a rubble walk, broken benches and general neglect.

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Battle Born Social owner/chef David Stern takes a break outside his establishment on 318 N. Carson Street.

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Battle Born Business Center owners/partners revitalized an old building at 1000 N. Division to house new offices for (from left) Aaron West, Executive Director, Nevada Builders Alliance; Rob McFadden, RCM Realty; Andie Wilson, NAI Alliance; Cheryl Evans, NAI Alliance and Steve Handelin, Handelin Law.

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Reggie was adopted by Nevada Appeal Editor Adam Trumble.

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Argent Preparatory Academy, formerly Silver State Charter School, unveiled its new branding lately in Carson City.

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Water rises at Bob Hall Pier in Corpus Christi, Texas as Hurricane Harvey approaches on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. The slow-moving hurricane could be the fiercest such storm to hit the United States in almost a dozen years. Forecasters labeled Harvey a "life-threatening storm" that posed a "grave risk" as millions of people braced for a prolonged battering. (Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

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Vice President Mike Pence takes part in a joint statement with the Chilean president at La Moneda government palace, in Santiago, Chile pn Aug. 16.

Friday, August 25

Dayton High ends 21-game losing streak

DAYTON — Sasquatch has left the Dayton High football program.

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Carson High freshman Parker Lehmann takes off from the starting line of the freshmen class event at Lampe Park Friday afternoon in Gardnerville.

Prep Roundup: Young runners shine for Carson High at class meet

GARDNERVILLE – Cross country fans got a glimpse of Carson High’s future Friday afternoon at the annual Class Races at Lampe Park.

Douglas High football ready to rumble in Idaho

In two previous trips to Idaho since 2011, the Douglas High football team has engaged in high-scoring contests.

Carson High football faces unknown in season opener

POCATELLO, Idaho — Carson High football coach Blair Roman admitted he enters Saturday’s season opener against Lewiston at Idaho State University with some trepidation.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks of the company’s accomplishments.

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Brig. Gen. William R. Burks presents to Gov. Brian Sandoval a shadowbox of a U.S. flag that flew in Kuwait.

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The company stands behind the guidon as the ceremony begins.

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Capt. Mark Goulart, commander of the 485th Military Police Co., presents a token of appreciation to Brig. Gen. Michael Hanifan, the assistant adjutant general.

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Capt. Mark Goulart, commander of the 485th Military Police Co., presents a shadowbox to Gov. Brian Sandoval. The Nevada flag flew over the six countries of deployment.

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Soldiers in the 485th Military Police Co., form their ranks before Sunday’s demobilization ceremony.

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Local leaders, like South Lake Tahoe mayor Austin Sass (center left) and El Dorado County supervisor Sue Novasel (center right).

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Environmental organizations educated attendees on their programming and initiatives at the Lake Tahoe Summit.

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Attendees of the Lake Tahoe Summit had a view of the lake from Valhalla Tahoe.

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Washoe Tribe leaders were in attendance at the Lake Tahoe Summit.

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Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's executive director Joanne Marchetta said "Climate change is here."

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Firefighting officials were acknowledged for their service at the21st annual Lake Tahoe Summit.

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Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt delivered the keynote speech at the event.

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California Sen. Dianne Feinstein hosted the 21st annual Lake Tahoe Summit.

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Federal, California and Nevada elected officials spoke at the 21st annual Lake Tahoe Summit.

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Guillermo Hernandez controls the ball for Carson.

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Jose Rodriguez controls the ball for Carson.

Thursday, August 24

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Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will be selling flavored popcorns, popping popcorn and nuts throughout Northern Nevada and Northeastern California.

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Heavy snow was too much for the Reindeer Lodge on Mt. Rose Highway.

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The Wungnema House in Mills Park will be open Sunday.

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Lisa Yesitis, a social worker with Ron Wood Family Resource Center, demonstrates how kids are taught to breathe deeply to regulate their emotions in a new IGNITE program focusing on children aged 5-11. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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Lisa Yesitis, a social worker with Ron Wood Family Resource Center, shows some of the tools used in the new IGNITE program that helps children learn to control their emotions. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

Dayton looks for freedom from losing vs. Lincoln

Dayton High football coach Patrick Squires vows the school’s losing streak will end this season.

King takes over Dayton volleyball

DAYTON — Jordan King is no stranger to the Northern 3A. She played volleyball, basketball and softball for the Fernley Vaqueros before graduating in 2013.

Carson boys tennis drops opener

Carson boys tennis drops opener

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Hannah Perazzo answers a judge's question during the contest.

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The winners of this year's Cantaloupe Festival King and Queen Contest with 2016's royalty. From left, Katie Taylor, Patricia Pruit, Joel Mincer and Hunter Drost.

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Oasis Academy student Abbey Pike works away last year alongside other students; Pike will be a sophomore this year.

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Rising sophomore Conor Keitz, an OACP student and athlete, helps a younger lacrosse player learn the skill tricks of the sport.

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Running back Reid Clayburn and lineman Ben Dooley move to defend quarterback Elijah Jackson as he readies a pass.

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Brock Richardson races the ball down the field during the Greenwave's scrimmage against Reno High.

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Clay Burton readies to hike the ball for a play against the Reno Huskies.

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Blake Malcovich practices his returns at the Churchill County High School tennis court.

Hall of Fame committee reveals banquet details

Fallon’s first-ever athletics Hall of Fame has been in the works longer than anyone can imagine.

Aiming to succeed

Jesse Nuckolls witnessed the rise of the boys tennis program late last season.

Talent, leadership to guide Fallon in balanced league

It didn’t feel right sitting at home in November, watching other teams compete in the state playoffs.

A star is back

After guiding the Lady Wave basketball team to two state berths in her 12-year career, Chelle Dalager is back on the court.

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A drawing of the propsed Emegency Department renovations.

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Gary Johnson, Dr. Kay McMillan, Edward Schelert PA-C, Dr. Brent Aikin, Brittany Hert RN, Travis Northrop, Rayanne Sorenson, Joel Fairfield RN, Heather Gurr have some fun at the ground breaking.

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Dr. Brent Aikin, Lynn Pierce Advisory Board, Wendy Lopez ED tech, Rob Carnahan, Cindy Greer RN, Brittany Hert RN shovel dirt during the ground breaking.

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Coyote by Theodore Waddell.

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Ghost cow by Theodore Waddell.

Timothy S. Sullivan

Devoted Husband, Brother, Uncle, Grandfather and Culligan Man, Timothy S. Sullivan passed in peace Friday, August 18th at Renown Hospital surrounded by his beloved family. He was 47.

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Hand crews were still on scene Wednesday afternoon looking for hotspots from the Voltaire Canyon fire.

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A line of fire retardant can be seen up above Casino Fandango Wednesday afternoon.

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A burnt beverage can is seen amongst the charred sagebrush Wednesday after Tuesday afternoon's Voltaire Canyon fire.

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Workers survey a charred power pole in Voltaire Canyon Wednesday.

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Kyle Rudy during a recent practice for Carson High.

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Defensive tackle Austin Aiken (72) battles with a McQueen player Saturday at Douglas High.

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Tigers QB Hunter Hickey (18) looks for daylight against McQueen Saturday.

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Tigers receiver Devon Ryan stretches for a reception that resulted in a score Saturday against McQueen.

Fortune smiles on Rudy

Kyle Rudy is like a little kid celebrating Christmas for the first time.

4A football schedules

CARSON SENATORS Coach: Blair Roman

Tigers drive toward season opener

Despite losing 21 seniors from a team that advanced to the Northern 4A Region semifinals last year, the Douglas High football team is moving on with new faces and high hopes into its 2017 season.

Improved Dust Devils look to break into win column

If Oct. 17. 2014, doesn’t ring a bell, it should.

Carson looks to avoid injury bug

In some ways, the 2016 football season was a bitter one to swallow for the Carson Senators.

Wednesday, August 23

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Western Nevada College President Chet Burton poses on the Carson campus in Carson City, Nev., on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Cathleen Allison

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A rollover crash killed the driver on Tuesday in Washoe Valley.

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The red line shows the trail that will be funded by the grant.

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This staging area at the corner of 5th St. and Carson River Rd. is proposed to be the starting point for a new multi-use trail for east Carson City.

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A double-track road heading east from Silver Saddle Ranch will be incorporated into the proposed new trail in east Carson City.

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A bridge on the Silver Saddle ranch will be incorporated into a multi-use trail proposed for Carson City.

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Carson City Open Space Administrator Ann Bollinger talks about a proposed trail system that would run though the Silver Saddle Ranch Thursday.

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Brig. Gen. William R. Burks presents to Gov. Brian Sandoval a shadowbox of a U.S. flag that flew in Kuwait.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks of the company’s accomplishments.

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Capt. Mark Goulart, commander of the 485th Military Police Co., presents a token of appreciation to Brig. Gen. Michael Hanifan, the assistant adjutant general.

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Capt. Mark Goulart, commander of the 485th Military Police Co., presents a shadowbox to Gov. Brian Sandoval. The Nevada flag flew over the six countries of deployment.

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The company stands behind the guidon as the ceremony begins.

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Soldiers in the 485th Military Police Co., form their ranks before Sunday’s demobilization ceremony.

George Bryan Shelton Jr

George Bryan Shelton Jr, 78 of Dayton Nevada, passed away on August 21 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

John Henry Burke

John Henry Burke, 92 of Carson City, passed away on August 21 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Doris Elaine (Lundt) Howell

Doris Elaine (Lundt) Howell, a longtime resident of Carson City, Nevada, passed away at her home on August 7, 2017. Doris was born in her uncle’s “house on the prairie” in northwest corner of North Dakota on January 17, 1938 to Henry and Hazel Lundt. She was the second of five daughters and was known for her “spunk” and courage.

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President Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson step off Air Force One upon their arrival in Reno, Nev., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Donald Trump and

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President Donald Trump waves as he walks from Marine One to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, before his departure to Arizona and Nevada. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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People protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. Protests were held against President Donald Trump as he hosted a rally inside the convention center. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, left, speaks with President Donald Trump as Trump arrives Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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People protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. Protests were held against President Donald Trump as planned to host a rally inside the convention center. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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People protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. Protests were held against President Donald Trump as he hosted a rally inside the convention center. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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President Donald Trump reacts to the song as he arrives at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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President Donald Trump reacts to the song as he arrives at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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President Donald Trump struggles to hold a baby as he greets supporters as he arrives in Reno, Nev., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Cole Stevens

Cole Stevens, age 61 of Minden Nevada passed away on August 20, 2017. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fitzhenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home. 775-882-2644

Tuesday, August 22

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Shelbi Schultz sets the ball for a play during the first scrimmage of the season.

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Macie Anderson prepares to serve the ball to the Wooster Colts.

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Jordan Beyer deflects the ball during the Lady Wave's scrimmage against Wooster.

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Isabella Wakeling controls the ball for Carson last season.

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Senators fullback Christian Martinez passes to a teammate last season at Douglas High.

Carson High School soccer teams reload for new season

Carson High’s boys soccer program heads into this weekend’s tournament at Galena at less than full strength.

Carson High School cross country teams start season Friday

Pete Sinnott has high hopes for his 2017 Carson High cross-country squads.

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FILE- In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, the National Science Foundation research ship Sikuliaq is seen moored in Seward, Alaska. Scientists on board a federal research ship will depart for the Arctic Ocean this week to study how changing winds affect plant and animal species. The Sikuliaq will depart Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, from Nome for the Beaufort Sea. (AP Photo/Dan Joling, File)

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Smoken Rabbits will star in a concert to benefit veterans on Aug. 25 at Veterans Healing Camp, a nonprofit in Silver Springs.

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Car enthusiasts look at Brian McAlexander’s 1969 Plymouth Road Runner. McAlexander’s car was Best of Show at Octane Fest.

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Erin Sullivan, right, a 1974 Churchill County High School graduate, peruses through an old yearbook with her mother, Jean.

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Bob Erickson, former owner of Fallon Theatres, answers questions about the iconic landmark with Carmen Erquiaga, center, and Jean Sullivan.

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Churchill County High School graduate Julie Richards signs her name on a poster of the old high school.

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The both antique and modern tractor display serves as an ideal photo opportunity for families.

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An array of food and shopping vendors, carnival eats and contest exhibits makes the gathering going four days a plus for making the rounds.

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The festival's edible spread also includes a farmer’s market stocked with newly-picked area produce including fresh Fallon corn.

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Hundreds of melons of different kinds and sizes will be available at this year's Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

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A young festival-goer last year milks the popular robotic Holstein cow, Moolissa, brought by the state's Department of Agriculture.

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Congressman Mark Amodei talks shop with Churchill County leadership at the board of commissioners meeting last week during Amodei's federal update for the county.

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The Fallon Lions Club Junior Rodeo organizers brought inspiring youth to the meetin, during which the group requested county funding support for the upcoming rodeo over the Labor Day weekend.

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Congressman Mark Amodei, right, also recognized former LVN editor Steve Ranson with a congressional certificate of honor regarding his retirement.

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From left, Commissioner Bus Scharmann, LVN Editor Emeritus Steve Ranson, Commissioners Pete Olsen and Carl Erquiaga during the county's recognition of Ranson's service to the area.

Community sports: Carson Nugget showing Mayweather-McGregor

The Carson Nugget is showing Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight in its Sierra Room.

A jet tanker drops retardant on the Voltaire fire Tuesday afternoon.

A jet tanker drops retardant on the Voltaire fire Tuesday afternoon.

A jet tanker drops retardant on the Voltaire fire Tuesday afternoon.

A jet tanker drops retardant on the Voltaire fire Tuesday afternoon.

Numerous fire crews along with air support battle the Voltaire fire on Tuesday.

Numerous fire crews along with air support battle the Voltaire fire on Tuesday.

The Voltaire fire on Tuesday afternoon wascaused by a lightning strike.

The Voltaire fire on Tuesday afternoon wascaused by a lightning strike.

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The Galaxy Fandango movie theater complex was evacuated due to the Voltaire fire on Tuesday afternoon.

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People gather along Curry Street to watch and photograph the Voltaire fire on Tuesday afternoon.

The Voltaire fire on Tuesday afternoon wascaused by a lightning strike.

The Voltaire fire on Tuesday afternoon wascaused by a lightning strike.

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Camden Richardson, left, charges through a break in Dayton's defense during a scrimmage for Fallon Youth Football's Bandits.

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Arad Duenas, right, collides into a Lassen against a player during the SYFL Experience.

5-Tathalon draws 9 teams in inaugural event

The inaugural 5-Tathalon welcomed nine teams two weeks ago, resulting in another successful fundraiser for the Greenwave wrestling team.

Fallon brings the Experience

Like the 11 players working together as one on the football field, this year’s Sierra Youth Football League Experience needed the same teamwork, but on a much bigger scale.

Let the games begin

Two young teams will be hitting the soccer field this fall, with the Greenwave and Lady Wave’s first tournament coming this weekend.

Getting in the game

The Lady Wave volleyball team kicks off its season Thursday with a home game against the North Valleys Lady Panthers.

John “Jack” Bolognese

John “Jack” Bolognese, 87 of Carson City, passed away on August 18, 2017 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

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Hundreds of melons of different kinds and sizes will be available at this year's Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Monday, August 21

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Bret Andreas is surprised by CHS football coach Blair Roman with the Milan Tresnit Community Service Award.

Bret Andreas long-time Carson High School football supporter honored with Tresnit Award

The name Bret Andreas is synonymous with football in Carson City.

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Heavy snow was too much for the Reindeer Lodge on Mt. Rose Highway.

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Carson City residents view the total solar eclipse from Oregon on a video screen Monday morning inside the Jack C. Davis Observatory at Western Nevada College.

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With the help from his mom 2-year-old Porter Caten views the solar eclipse on Monday morning.

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Seeliger Elementary Third Grade Teacher Coco Graham shows a student other ways to view a solar eclipse, such as poking a hole through a flash crad.

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Students of Al Seeliger Elementary School kick off their first day of school Monday with a science class demonstration: a solar eclipse journeying its way across the country.

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Students of Al Seeliger Elementary School experience a rare occurance of a countrywide solar eclipse during the first day of school Monday.

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Students of Al Seeliger Elementary School watch the solar eclipse in awe on the first day of school Monday.

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Levi Blann a kindergartner at Seeliger Elementary School reads a book on the first day of school Monday.

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With the help from his mom 2-year-old Porter Caten views the solar eclipse on Monday morning.

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Mary Gillespie, Gary Hendrycks and Diana Hernandez, sitting, enjoy watching the solar eclipse on Monday morning.

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Projected on to a screen inside the Jack C. Davis Observatory, Carson City residents photograph the solar eclipse at its peak on Monday morning.

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Carson City residents view the total solar eclipse from Oregon on a video screen Monday morning inside the Jack C. Davis Observatory at Western Nevada College.

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Gaby Diaz, 6, peers into a telescope to view the solar eclipse at the Jack C. Davis Observatory on Monday morning.

Marsha Bangert

Marsha passed away at the age of 68 on August 19, 2017 at her home in Reno, NV with her family by her side.

Roy A Simpson

Roy A Simpson, 68 of Carson City, passed away on August 18, 2017 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Saturday, August 19

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NHP's Max Davis presents Tyler Carach with an NHP arm patch Saturday at Dunkin' Donuts.

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Cory Aparicio, Battle Born Harley Event Coordinator, serves beer Saturday during the Kevin Howell Memorial Music Festival.

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Tyler Carach, aka The Donut Boy, sits on Deputy Wayne Wheeler's motorcycle at Dunkin' Donuts and poses for a photo with members of the Carson City law enforcement community.

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Julie 'Chuck U Norris' Alty and Stormi 'Teacup Tempest' Noll of the Carson Victory Rollers pose for a photo Saturday at Battle Born Harley-Davidson.

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The Lady Tamales Fidelina Suarez serves Sharmy Gaboriault some fresh tacos Saturday.

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The celebrities who joined the Deputy Howell Memorial Music Festival this weekend- the Rednex, Patrick Kilpatrick and Ty Herndon.

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Country singer Ty Herndon (center) poses for a photo with Alice and Kevin Howell Friday.

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Members of the Rednex band meet with the Howell children Friday at the Celebrity Dinner for the Deputy Howell Memorial Music Festival

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Mo'z Motley Blues Band takes the stage Saturday afternoon at the Carl Howell Memorial Music Festival at Battle Born Harley-Davidson.

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James Lathrop of Simon Says Graphix prints t-shirts with Deputy Howell's badge number on them Saturday.

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Tyler Carach, bags up an apple fritter Saturday morning at Dunkin' Donuts.

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The Carson City Sheriff’s Office obtained two new deputies Friday. Kyle Espino was sworn in as a full-time deputy and Austin Nichols was sworn in as a Reserve Deputy.

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WNC students learned more about Nevada's geology.

Shine, Madsens inducted into Carson High School Football Hall of Fame

Three former football stars were inducted into the Carson High Hall of Fame Saturday night at the annual Kick-off Dinner at the McFadden Plaza.

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The CHS library is ready for freshmen Chromebook distribution.

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LinK Crew leaders Julia Cruz, Haylee Johnson, Barbara Stankata, Ali Sharp, Emily Doddrid.

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CHS students during freshmen orientation.

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Teacher James Bean's astronomy and physics class will be checking out the eclipse on Monday.

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CHS graduates participate in Safe Grad.

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Mayor Bob Crowell addresses teachers on Wednesday.

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Darrell Moody: College Exposure Showcase coming to Carson City

If you are interested in playing basketball at the next level, circle Oct. 14 and 15 on your calendar.

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Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix who would love a home with no cats but she does love other dogs.

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Joyce Buckingham, director of the Ron Wood Family Resource Center (center) is presented with a check from members of Grocery Outlet for money raised during their July food drive.

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President Donald Trump walks across the tarmac from Marine One to board Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., on Aug. 14.

Friday, August 18

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The Carson offensive line gears up for the next play Friday night.

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Quarterback Dan Morrison grabs the snap as the Carson offense runs a play during Friday's scrimmage.

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Quarterback Dan Morrison throws a pass during Carson City’s scrimmage against Spanish Springs Friday night at Fallon High School.

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Q's Professional Caterers provided the food for this year's Hopefest at Carson-Tahoe Hospital.

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Barbara Sloan and Tara Wise of Relay For Life man their booth at Hopefest Friday.

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The Carson-Tahoe Emergency Department releases butterflies as part of the department competition Friday during Hopefest.

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Carson City's Molly Seals performs at Hopefest Friday at the Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center.

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The University of Nevada Marching Band performs for the crowd at Hopefest Friday.

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Carson City Library Director Sena Loyd, left, talks with staff members Natalie Wood, Robert White and Maria Klesta about Monday’s solar eclipse viewing program. The first 200 registrants will receive safety glasses to view the eclipse as part of a NASA @My Library grant. For more information, go to www.carsoncitylibrary.org. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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Jason Gardner competes in the newspaper toss during the End of Bike Week Party on Friday evening in McFadden Plaza.

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Quick action was taken to replace a bike for Luis Resendiz.

Carson High football off and running after scrimmage

FALLON — Carson High football coach Blair Roman got his first look at his team Friday, and he came away with favorable impressions.

Richard Lee Gutierrez

In the early morning hours of August 7th, 2017, Rick Gutierrez passed away from a heart-related medical event while on an annual family vacation in South Lake Tahoe, California at the age of 63. He also fought a brave 13-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease that was not directly related.

Thursday, August 17

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Shea DeJoseph bumps the ball to the front line in a match against Douglas last year.

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"The waitress" by Willem Volkersz

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"Orion the Hunter" by Willem Volkersz.

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The glider as it began to dive down into Lake Tahoe on Aug. 4.

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An autonomous underwater vehicle makes its way through Lake Tahoe during an earlier mission.

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The glider was carried across Lake Tahoe on a boat before being deployed near the west shore on Aug. 4.

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An underwater autonomous glider on the surface of Lake Tahoe in 2013.

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An autonomous underwater vehicle makes its way through Lake Tahoe during an earlier mission.

Joe Santoro: Sleeping giant Pack still hibernating

Jay Norvell might not know it yet but he has a specific challenge ahead of him. He needs to breathe life into the dormant Nevada Wolf Pack football program.

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Nevada death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defende, Thursday.

Carson High volleyball has deep squad for 2017

The season-opener is just around the corner, and Carson High volleyball coach Robert Maw is already minus one of his best players for the first few weeks of the season.

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Christian Nemeth goes airborn to catch a pass during a Greenwave game against Lowry last year.

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Conner Nelson races around a Lowry defender as a teammate clears the way during one of last season's games.

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Bob Sussan, right, and James Cowley set up their bikes before heading into dinner with the Legion Riders.

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The street in front of the American Legion Post 16 was filled with motorcycles as the Legion Riders arrived.

Thomson transfers to D-I Sac State

The goal was to become a Division I athlete, even if the path wasn’t as direct as he wanted.

Riding for a legacy

The streets of Fallon were filled with the roar of 400 motorcycles Wednesday evening as the 12th annual Legion Riders Legacy Run rolled into town.

Preparing for the fall

As schools begin the fall semester, the county’s summer programs come to a close and the Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department starts preparing for its fall events.

Scrimmages, reunion invade Fallon this weekend

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend and the only cure is football, then you’re in luck

Fallon hosts 4A schools in 4-team scrimmage

Fans wanting to get a glimpse of the new Greenwave football team before next week’s regular-season opener are in luck.

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The 4th annual community reunion starts today and includes a weekend of socializing, reminiscing and enjoying the area’s sites and offerings.

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Colby Frey speaks to reunion attendees during the Frey Ranch Estate Distillery tour, one of the community reunion’s many local attractions.

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During the library’s Friday children’s program, participants make a miniature garden.

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Children taste lettuce, carrots, radishes, green beans and tomatoes — all things the library and children planted in May with help from Lattin Farms.

Fred Carl Inman

red Carl Inman, age 91, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away peacefully, Monday, August 14, 2017

Wednesday, August 16

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Richard Holley appears in court Wednesday in Las Vegas.

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Adrienne Phenix of Remax Realty hands Dan Egle of Carson City a beer at last year's HopeFest.

Darrell Moody: Please Little Leaguers, no bat flips

Today starts one of my favorite times of the year. Today the Little League World Series gets underway in Williamsport.

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FILE - This March 9, 2016, file photo shows a total solar eclipse in Belitung, Indonesia. A solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, is set to star in several special broadcasts on TV and online. PBS, ABC, NBC, NASA Television and the Science Channel are among the outlets planning extended coverage of the first solar eclipse visible across the United States in 99 years. (AP Photo/File)

Muriel Smiley Kent

Muriel Smiley Kent, 89, passed away quietly in her home on August 7th, 2017 following a brief illness.

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Brg. Gen. Zachary Doser addresses soldiers and guests at Sunday's change of command ceremony in Reno.

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Brig. Gen. Zachary Doser returns the unit colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Jared Kopacki.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval leads the official party on the stage prior to a change of command ceremony.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval pins the Legion of Merit on Brig. Gen. Michael Hanifan's uniform.

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Brig. Gen. Michael Hanifan takes the state guidon from Command Sgt. Maj. Jared Kopacki before passing the colors to Brig. Gen. William Burks, left, the adjutant general.

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Soldiers representing all the Nevada Army Guard units in the state stand with their unit guidons.

Lynda Shoshone

Lynda was born in Schurz, NV to Flossie and Gilbert Bennett.

Tuesday, August 15

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More than 600 freshmen will be entering Carson High School this year.

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John Estrada-Rodriguez ponders a question during freshmen orientation on Tuesday morning at the high school.

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In-coming freshmen gather in the high school gym for orientation early Tuesday morning.

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Debbie Blake from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation shows off the dam of food the agency built out of donated food during the 2015 Feds Feed Families Food Drive.

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Empire Elementary School Principal Susan Squires demonstrates how to put out a fire using an extinguisher.

Eva Anna Deaky

Eva Anna Deaky, 85, of carson city passed away on 14august2017 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800.

Another transfer joins Nevada Wolf Pack men’s hoops

Ciriaco’s single leads Sacramento to 7-6 win over Reno

MR. NICE GUY, BUT...

Dallin Shaffer is Carson High’s answer to Jekyll and Hyde.

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Reno native Oscar Vasquez is declared the winner of the main event after 10 rounds.

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Chandler Clement, left, gives a left jab to Diego Elizondo's jaw.

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Oscar Vasquez sends a jab through Javier Gallo's block during the main event of the Rural Rumble.

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The Hobby Stock race group prepares for the start flag.

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Kevin Reuter, 31, and Steve Singley roar down the track at Rattlesnake Raceway.

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Class of 1975 alumna Becky White Garrison, middle, lives in Arkansas with her husband, Ray Garrison (right), and hadn’t seen former classmate Leanna Matthewson Falconer, a Fallon resident, for 40 years she said last year.

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The 4th annual community reunion takes place this weekend with a chance to enjoy Oats Park with friends and peruse the class tents.

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Student backpacks line the wall outside a Numa Elementary classroom.

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Churchill County High School seniors were given the opportunity to pay for a parking spot and paint it.

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A number of students were out in the parking lot painting their spots Friday.

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Northside Early Learning Center teacher Janelle Pope asks incoming student Amy Fleming, 4, questions during her brief assessment before the preschool officially starts next Monday.

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Adam Blunt, a fourth-grade student at Numa Elementary last year, studies a lesson from teacher Pat Moore on a laptop last spring.

Victory as part of the Pack

The presence of a local fighter raised the excitement in the 10th annual Rural Rumble: Fallon Fights Saturday.

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From left, Ian “DJ NDN” Campeau, Tim “2oolman” Hill and Ehren “Bear Witness” Thomas of the world-renowned DJ group A Tribe Called Red performed to a packed audience on July 31 at Wingfield Park in Reno as part of closing night festivities to the 2017 Reno Artown event.

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From left, Ian “DJ NDN” Campeau, Tim “2oolman” Hill and Ehren “Bear Witness” Thomas of A Tribe Called Red performed to a packed audience on July 31 at Wingfield Park in Reno.

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Indigenous dancers performed on stage with A Tribe Called Red during their July 31 concert.

Results from Rattlesnake Raceway

Gen-X Shane Boyd, 0.000

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Teresa Melendez, of the Reno Sparks Indian Colony, dances on stage during the ATCR performance.

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Emileigh Romo, the reigning UNR Powwow Junior Princess, was among hundreds of people in attendance during the July 31 events.

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Charlotte Harry gave an opening prayer and Norm Harry sang an honor song before the July 31 concert.

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Powma Williams and Wyliann Brady pose for a picture after the RSIC cultural sharing event.

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Tim “2oolman” Hill, middle, hypes the Reno crowd on July 31 while Ian “DJ NDN” Campeau, left, and Ehren “Bear Witness” Thomas look on.

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Members of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, back row, from left: Joey Allen, Scott Downs, Steven Stirniman, Ted Howard, Terry Gibson Jr., Brian Chestnut and Ray Allen; second row, from left: Leslie Steve, Michon Eben, Steve Austin, Laura Ijames, Yvonne Mori and Beth Baldwin; front row, from left: Donna Cossette, Armand Menthorn, Alvin Moyle, Ashley George and Rochanne Downs.

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Loren Samarippa makes his grand entrance on July 21.

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Darlene Imus, Anita Talancon and Sandra Talancon were chosen as winners of the July 21 Women’s Traditional Buckskin Contest.

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Emleigh Mason was among those young and old at the annual powwow.

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A male Fancy Dancer takes part in the July 21 grand entry.

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Martin Montgomery of Dresslerville, Nevada, takes in the scene during the Sacred Visions Powwow’s July 21 grand entry.

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Loni Romo, who taught students the dances, watches over and explains to the community what the dances mean.

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Alizah Lara and Rylen Patrick lead the Owl Dance.

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Janet Davis welcomes the community to the banquet and explains what the students did over the summer.

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Amelia Scott, Gladys Hicks and Karen Shaw watch the students perform on July 27 at the Nixon Gym in Nixon, Nevada.

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The annual Native American Water Association conference is held in different cities throughout the country. This year, the 22nd annual event took place in Sparks, Nevada.

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Thomas Crawford has dedicated 38 years of his life to the conservation and improvement of water resources.

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Back row, from left: Marcellus Schaffer, Jeidan Brown, Ysela Brown, Juliah Brown, Julieanna Williams and Alexceah Emm; front row, from left: Cayce McMinn, Asaya Sanchez and Chief Gary Hall.

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An aerial view of the Burning Man 2012 festival grounds in Black Rock City, Nevada, located about 2 hours north of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation.

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Young members of the Western Shoshone who participated in a recent Barrick internship program pose for a picture.

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Brian Mason, far right, program manager of Native American Affairs for Barrick mining and a member of the Western Shoshone Tribe, stands with tribal members who participated in a recent intern program sponsored by Barrick.

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Racers from next weekend’s Fuji Park Flat Track event will host a Women’s All-Star Invitational meet-and-greet Friday, Aug. 18 at McDonald’s from 1-3 p.m. Photo by Shannon Litz/Nevada Photo Source

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Mark Salinas, director of arts and culture for Carson City, has been appointed to the board of the Nevada Arts Council by Gov. Brian Sandoval.

John N. Gorham

John N. Gorham, 86, died August 14, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Clara R. Falconer

Clara R. Falconer, 93 of Carson City, passed away on August 13, 2017 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

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Western Nevada College President Chet Burton poses on the Carson campus in Carson City, Nev., on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photo by Cathleen Allison

Monday, August 14

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Carson City's Grant Davis performs at the Wild Horse Children's Theater Production of Hairspray in 2013.

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Carson City's Grant Davis, right, stars in Something Like Summer with co-star Davi Santos, and will premeire at this week's Jukebox Festival.

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Dean Heller is on the hot spot when it comes to health care.

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Possible witnesses to a stabbing at Stateline early Sunday morning who may have transported the two men responsible from the scene.

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One of two men sought in connection with stabbing and robbery in Stateline.

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A man is being sought in connection with a stabbing and robbery early Sunday morning.

Gloria Francis Soule

Gloria Francis Soule, 94, of Rathdrum, ID passed away on Aug. 11, 2017. Bell Tower Funeral Home of Post Falls,ID has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Phyllis Bendure beams as she sits with her photo with Gov. Sandoval at the State of the State last week.

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WW II Veteran Phyllis Bendure reacts as she is presented with a photo of herself with Governor Brian Sandoval Wednesday.

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A photo and synopsis of Phyllis L. Anker Bendure's service life hangs on the wall at Sierra Place Senior Living as seen Friday.

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Phyllis L. Anker Bendure speaks about her time having tea with Eleanor Roosevelt and Clementine Churchill in Quebec, Canada in 1944.

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Phyllis L. Anker Bendure, 97, originally of Lovelock, NV., holds a photo of herself during her military carreer at her residence at Sierra Place Senior Living Friday.

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Second place, ‘Outcast,’ by J. Renee Eklebarry of Minden.

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Third place, ‘The Castle at Capitol Reef,’ by Larry Neel of Fallon.

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First place, ‘Little Green Frog on a Lilly Pad,’ by Edith Isidor-Mills of Fallon.

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Best of Show, ‘Death Valley’ by Carson City’s Mary Fischer, an artist who spearheaded efforts to decorate along I-580.

Joe Brindle

Joe, missing you on your 35th birthday.

Virgil “Jerry” Royal

Virgil “Jerry” Royal, age 83, of Carson City, passed away on August 10, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services. 775-883-5500

Stanley O. Long

Stanley O. Long, 73, died August 13, 2017 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Ronald Lucien Poirier

Ronald Lucien Poirier, 70 of Carson City, passed away on August 11, 2017 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800.

Saturday, August 12

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Many of the city's parks, recreation and open space trails were closed to the public due to flooding and hazards.

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Railroad tracks for the mini train at Mills Park in Carson City disappear into a large standing pool of water.

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Pam Cowperthwaite leads Fremont Elementary students across Little Lane during Nevada Moves Day in 2016. Carson City schools will soon be back in session.

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Sharon and Donald Yoho on their wedding day, Aug. 15, 1967.

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Don and Vera Logie, who were married on Aug. 17, 1952, in Langdon, N.D., are celebrating their 65th anniversary. After retiring from Bank of America, the couple has spent three decades volunteering at hospitals and senior centers. The Logies, who have four sons and five grandchildren, plan on celebrating their anniversary with family and friends at the Casino Fandango.

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Mosquito sucking blood, extreme close-up with high magnification

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Macro photo of biting mosquito

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Crews repair a Dayton road that was damaged by flooding.

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Ms. Going leads a discipleship class Friday at Sierra Lutheran.

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'Clawd' aka Teagen Berger, welcomes students to a pep rally at Sierra Lutheran's first day back after the summer break.

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New school Pastor Mark Duerr speaks with SLHS students Friday morning on the first day of classes.

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Freshmen Lily Nelson and Dalace Temple on their way to winning the class relay event during a pep rally held during Sierra Lutheran's first day of classes.

Friday, August 11

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Jason Gardner competes in the newspaper toss during the End of Bike Week Party on Friday evening in McFadden Plaza.

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The Cowboy Con Expo Aug. 3-6 in Reno attracted wild west reenactors, actors and western enthusiasts.

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Actresses Jessica Morris and Shannon Rebekah at Cowboy Con.

Thursday, August 10

Joe Santoro: 6-6 — and beating UNLV — would mean success

What would be considered a successful season this year for the Nevada Wolf Pack football team under rookie head coach Jay Norvell?

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A rendering of a statue of Lillian Virgin Finnegan.

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Eagle Valley Middle School's Jedi Engineers explore Stonehedge and other historical landmarks during their trip to the United Kingdom for FIRST LEGO League International Championships in June.

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Eagle Valley Middle School's Jedi Engineers FIRST LEGO League represented Carson City and the United States by winning second place in June for Robotics Design and Programming at international championships held in Bath, U.K.

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The Jedi Engineers of Eagle Valley Middle School, far right, placed in second after China for Robotics Design in Programming at the FIRST LEGO League International competition in June at the University of Bath, United Kingdom.

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The Capitol City Gun Club is celebrating its 75th anniversary with special deals and prizes Aug. 19 and 20. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix who would love a home with no cats but she does love other dogs.

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Sage is a three-year-old female husky/German shepherd mix. She is very friendly and outgoing. Sage is looking for someone to cuddle with and who will love her. She is a strong, outgoing beautiful girl who would love to be your lap buddy.

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Firefighters from he Fallon Churchill Fire Department undergo rigorous training, both as new recruits and as seasoned first responders

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Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Heart play Aug. 19 at Oats Park as part of this summer’s concert-in-the-park series.

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Library Director Carol Lloyd stands next to a display featuring some of the items associated with different works of literature. The annual Literary Wine and Food Tasting is at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18. Tickets are available for $25 each at the library.

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Chandler McAlexander demonstrates the station's next drill to Kansas Smith, Micky McAlexander, Shaylee Coldwell, Carlee Hitchcock and Caydee Farnworth.

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Chandler McAlexander, left, coaches Kansas Smith in a shooting drill.

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Hannah Hitchcock and Hannah Evans, both right, watch Kansas Smith, Lainee Reid and Shaylee Coldwell practice their shooting during the Lady Wave basketball program's youth basketball camp.

An early start

With school about to start, Fallon youth took an early start toward athletics this week as the Lady Wave basketball team hosted its first basketball camp.

Rose Marie Weatherfield

Rose Marie Weatherfield, 83 of Carson City, passed away on August 08, 2017 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800.

James Patrick Simmons

James Patrick Simmons, 54, died August 5, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Johnathan Jay Southfield

Johnathan Jay Southfield, long time resident of Fallon, passed away unexpectedly on August 8, 2017.

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The Dome by Dylan Silver, whose work is at the center of a display at the Carson City Community Center. A free reception for the artist will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Sierra Room.

Wednesday, August 9

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Pat Squires

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Kyle Glanzmann works out at practice for CHS on Tuesday.

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Construction of Fort Churchill, near Silver Springs, was completed in 1861. One hundred years later, it became a National Historic Landmark.

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In this Tuesday photo, a protest sign is shown outside the office of U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., in Reno.

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Brandon Macias

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Quarterback Daniel Morrison

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Coach Justin Barlow watches the defensive linemen work on a drill at practice.

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Coach Jake Myers works with the defensive line during practice.

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Smoken Rabbits will star in a concert to benefit veterans on Aug. 25 at Veterans Healing Camp, a nonprofit in Silver Springs.

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Inside of a Nevada National Guard Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter

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Nevada National Guard Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter

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View of Lake Tahoe from a Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter

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View of Reno from a Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter

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A Nevada National Guardsman sits on the back of a Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

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Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix who would love a home with no cats but she does love other dogs.

Dayton High football coach upbeat about squad

DAYTON — Pat Squires is starting his second season as Dayton High’s football coach, and he’s as upbeat as ever.

Carson High’s Kyle Glanzmann grows into role

Kyle Glanzmann literally grew up and out of his clothes last year, and that’s a good thing.

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The Tahoe Rim Trail offers some of the most breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe.

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Hundreds of trees fall on the Tahoe Rim Trail each year.

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The view from Big Meadow Trail. From the Big Meadow trailhead the Tahoe Rim Trail heads south across picturesque meadows and conifer stands.

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Participants in a youth backpacking trip make their way across Big Meadow.

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The Tahoe Rim Trail meanders through the Spooner backcountry.

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Volunteers spend thousands of hours each year maintaining the Tahoe Rim Trail and associated trails.

Fred W. Davis

Fred W. Davis, 57, passed away from complications following a heart attack on August 4, 2017. Fred was born in Napa, California on March 30, 1960 to Orville Davis and Lois George, the 4th of 5 children.

Joanne Ballardini

Our loving partner, mom, nonnie, and aunt, Joanne Ballardini passed away on August 6, 2017 at 77 years old. A native Nevadan, she was born on February 27, 1940 to Ben and Cecile Caramella at Saint Mary’s Hospital. She attended Saint Thomas of Aquinas Grammar School and graduated from Bishop Manogue High School in 1958. On April 8, 1961, Joanne married her life-long partner of fifty-six years, Julius Ballardini; growing up together in the Reno ranching community, they were destined to dance a waltz through life’s many joys and hardships. In this journey, God gifted them three lovely daughters, Julianne, Antoinette, and Nicole that set the foundation for their legacy.

Doris Elaine Howell

Doris Elaine Howell, 79 of Carson City, passed away on August 7, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

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Moonstone Chocolates will soon be on sale as part of the Brewery Arts Center's revamped coffee and chocolate bar inside the former Artisan Cafe.

Tuesday, August 8

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FILE - In this April 2, 2014, file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Heller will face a challenge in the 2018 GOP primary by a conservative who is aligning himself with President Donald Trump. The bid by Danny Tarkanian, a 55-year-old Las Vegas businessman, makes good on conservatives’ threats to challenge incumbents who they blame for hurting the years-long quest to dismantle the Obama-era health care law. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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FILE - In this June 8, 2010 filephoto, Danny Tarkanian speaks in Las Vegas. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. will face a challenge in the 2018 GOP primary by a conservative who is aligning himself with President Donald Trump. The bid by Tarkanian, a 55-year-old Las Vegas businessman, makes good on conservatives’ threats to challenge incumbents who they blame for hurting the years-long quest to dismantle the Obama-era health care law. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

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FILE - In this April 2, 2014, file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Heller will face a challenge in the 2018 GOP primary by a conservative who is aligning himself with President Donald Trump. The bid by Danny Tarkanian, a 55-year-old Las Vegas businessman, makes good on conservatives’ threats to challenge incumbents who they blame for hurting the years-long quest to dismantle the Obama-era health care law. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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FILE - In this June 3, 2008 file photo, The Yucca Mountain License application is seen the National Press Club in Washington. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has begun work to prepare for the Trump administration’s bid to revive the long-dormant nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain. The nuclear agency says it will spend up to $110,000 from its current budget to gather documents and other information from an administrative hearing suspended six years ago after the Obama administration abandoned plans for the Yucca Mountain site. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

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In this April 13, 2006, file photo, an underground train at the entrance of Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

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The Bike Beyond ride took the riders through amazing scenery as they crossed the country covering 4,200 miles.

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Riders in the Bike Beyond ride fly down the road.

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From left, Matt Swain, Amanda Oberski, Abbey Brau and Walter Drennan in front of their support trailer at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

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Reggae artist Marla Brown, who has been featured on the BBC and ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’ is the next artist in the Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series.

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Tomatoes from Chuck’s Farm.

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Assorted berries from Rodriquez Ranch.

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Most of the vendors from the 3rd and Curry St. Farmers Market take time for a photo at last year’s market.

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Peaches from Bravo Farms.

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Tammy Westergard and Linda Marrone.

Young guns join Carson High football coaching staff

Carson High’s football coaching staff has two new faces and got a lot younger in the process.

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LEAD Green youth gather outside at CCHS to enjoy Pizza Barn pizza on a break between speakers.

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The community leader panel commences at the nonprofit LEAD Green's first annual youth leadership summit last weekend.

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Friday's community leader panel in the Churchill County High School auditorium featured from left, moderator and teacher Steve Johnson, commissioner Bus Scharman, vice principal Brenda Boone, Judge Thomas Stockard, Pizza Barn's Roger Diedrichsen, Sheriff Ben Trotter and councilwoman Kelly Frost.

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A view of the screen from Freeman Lane, the road on which the complainant resides.

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In response to the county resident nuisance complaint, the berm, fence and screening material that was constructed along Lawrence Lane, where Enel Green Power North America's Stillwater Solar PV I is located.

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The Western Nevada College Fallon campus is accepting food donations in exchange for free pairs of viewing glasses for the upcoming total solar eclipse.

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The ins and outs of Dutch oven cooking will be explained from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Genoa Station State Park.

A sports legacy recognized

Almost 30 summers ago, a young football coach came into the weight room and noticed all but one of his players had left for the evening.

Fallon Fights about to begin

The 10th annual Fallon Fights is right around the corner.

Life and Times of Alan (Slim) Thorndike

Alan was born in Hawthorne, NV on the 28th of July 1960 to Bob and Maryjane Thorndike. He had two brothers, Robert and Kieth. Alan attended school in Hawthorne.

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CDR Brandon Harjer relieves CDR Geoff Hughes as Commanding Officer of Fighter Squadron Composite 13.

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From left, Carson Tahoe Health representatives Samantha Thompson Laurie Burt display the winning trophy for this year's Hopefest competition.

Claudia Prator Small

Claudia Jane Small, 81, of Carson City, Nevada, and formerly of Saltville, Virginia, passed away with several family and friends at her side on Friday, July 28, 2017, in Brooksville, Florida, after battling cancer on her terms.

Paula Jean Schofield

Paula Jean Schofield, age 75, passed away Wednesday August 2, 2017 at Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Reno, Nevada.

Joyce Box

Joyce Box, 79 of Carson City, passed away on August 4, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Patricia Ann Brisbin

Patricia was born in San Francisco, Ca. (Born as Patricia Ann Ortiz). Her parents moved to Stockton when she was 4 years old where she was raised.

Monday, August 7

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Carson High football players run a drill at practice on Monday night.

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Head coach Blair Roman speaks to his team during practice on Monday night.

Carson High football begins practice for 2017 season

Carson High opened its 2017 season Monday with its yearly conditioning run and a 2 1/2-hour practice.

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Western Nevada College Foundation supporters check out the silent auction at the Reach for the Stars academic fundraiser held at Jack C. Davis Observatory on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.

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Western Nevada College Foundation supporters dance at the Reach for the Stars academic fundraiser held at Jack C. Davis Observatory on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.

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Children and their parents are invited to Silver City’s garden tour at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Conor McGregor at a news conference at Barclays Center in New York on July 13. throughout the arena. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Sunday, August 6

Chris Stroud rallies to win Barracuda Championship in playoff

RENO – The Barracuda Championship has proven to be a great place for golfers to grab their first-ever PGA Tour win

Saturday, August 5

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Richy Werenski reacts as his par putt slides past the hole on No. 5 during Saturday's third round action of the Barracuda Championship.

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Ben Martin watches his second shot on Hole No. 9 trickle back toward the hole during Saturday's third round action at the Barracuda Championship. Martin birdie the hole.

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Left-hander Rick Lamb tees off on the 9th hole Saturday at Montreux during the third round of the Barracuda Championship.

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Luke List, along with his caddie, watch his approache shot to the green on Hole No. 5 Saturday at Montreux during the third round of the Barracuda Championship. List hit is closer than any of the final four groups, but missed his birdie putt.

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Dicky Pride hits his tee shot on the 9th hole Saturday at Montreux during the third round of the Barracuda Championship.

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Stuart Appleby watches his approach shot the fifth green Saturday at Montreux during the third round of the Barracuda Championship.

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Ricky Werenski chips to the green on Hole No. 5 Saturday at Montreux during the third round of the Barracuda Championship.

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Greg Owen hits his approach shot to the green on Hole No. 5 Saturday at Montreux during the third round of the Barracuda Championship.

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Luke List, along with his caddie, watch his approache shot to the green on Hole No. 5 Saturday at Montreux during the third round of the Barracuda Championship. List hit is closer than any of the final four groups, but missed his birdie putt.

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Jack C. Davis Observatory will host a total eclipse celebration on Monday, Aug. 21.

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WNC psychology professor Rebecca Bevans.

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Thomas Herring has served as the director of Jack C. Davis Observatory since 2014.

Friday, August 4

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Jason Gardner competes in the newspaper toss during the End of Bike Week Party on Friday evening in McFadden Plaza.

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Justin Lee, of Yerington, will be performing a free concert at the Carson Valley Inn to be featured in an upcoming music video.

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Yucatan Current, Site-Collected Plastics and Sand, 22” x 24”, by Paul Ford, 2017.

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Carson City is hosting Buddhist monks from the India’s Nechung Monastery on Monday and Thursday.

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Grant Davis, seen here in the Nevada Appeal file photo, won a film role to play Ben Bentley in “Something Like Summer”.

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Still photo of the Rednex's "Wish You Were Here" music video, repurposed for fallen Carson City Deputy Carl Howell.

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Still photo of the Rednex's "Wish You Were Here" music video, repurposed for fallen Carson City Deputy Carl Howell.

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Red Light Women of Death Valley by Robin Flinchum.

Donald Richard Heater

Donald Richard Heater, 72 of Dayton passed away on August 3, 2017 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Glennis Wesley McCrary

Glennis Wesley McCrary, 69, of Carson City passed from this life August, 2, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer.

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Susan Worex of Winnemucca shows off an authentic wedding dress that she assembled.

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Jim Wilbanks of Fallon says he enjoys dressing up in period wear, especially in the mid-to-late 1800s.

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Jim Painter shows off a different side of western apparel as a prisoner.

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Terry Smith, left, carries her parasol, while Margarite Young joins her in authentic 1800s western wear.

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John Pickney walks around Bodie Days as the telegraph office manager.

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Terri Geissinger, right, and Karen Hutchins wear dresses that were popular in the West during the late 1800s.

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Pony up ... wild horses take their timeSunday crossing U.S.Highway 50 in Mound House.

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The Fallon Chambeer of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting for Jacobson Staffing Solutions. From left are Cynthia McGarrah, Chamber of Commerce; Lori Sloan-Clay, staffing specialist; Jeff Jacobosn, owner; Jim and Diane Jacobosn, parents; Lucy Carnahan, executive director of the Chamber; and John Tewell, Chamber member.Jacobson Staffing Solutions is locted at 710 W. williams Ave. Their telephone number is 775-420-4617.

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A second-time Celebrate Us exhibiter, photographer Kristen Kabrin said "landscape photography is all about finding the simplicity in life for me."

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Jeffers-Spencer helps hang her work.

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This is photographer Dennis Doyle's second time exhibiting at the county administration building.

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Linda Jeffers-Spencer, a watercolor artist, makes a return to her painting background and exhibits at the county administration building for the first time.

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Churchill County Sheriff Ben Trotter will give an update Wednesday on the new Law Enforcement Center at CEDA’s breakfast meeting.

Leslie Alice Silva

Leslie Alice Silva, 67, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

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The non-native white satin moth can devestate forests.

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An increase in the white satin moth population this year has resulted in 200 acres of defoliated trees in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

Thursday, August 3

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Electrician Colby Masters installs LED lighting in a classroom at Carson High School on Wednesday.

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Energy efficient LED lighting is being installed in the classrooms at Carson High School.

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Guy Robb, right, plants a hard right hook on Carlos Padilla and would drop Padilla in round 4.

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Ogres Holm Pottery inside the Carson Mall is hosting a free bowl making event on Saturday to benefit a program that helps alleviate hunger.

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Attorney General Adam Laxalt shares the latest from his office with a crowd of about 40 at Stockman's Steakhouse. The Rotary Club luncheon was open to the public and featured a few AG Office speakers, part of Laxalt's second annual informative "AG for a Day" tour.

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From left, Joseph Tartakovsky, deputy solicitor general at the Nevada Attorney General's Office; Naval Air Station Fallon Commanding Officer David Halloran; and Greg Zunino, bureau chief at the Attorney General's Office, have a discussion during the "AG for a Day" tour's Fallon stop.

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Eileen's 2017 team accepts a plaque commemorating their 40th season in the Oasis Adult Softball Association.

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From left, James Riggs, Vincent Evenson and Jay Bradley roar around the first bend during their heat race.

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Chris Christiano, green, comes up from behind Shane Rasmussen during a Street Stock heat at Rattlesnake Raceway.

Fallon Fights caps unofficial end to summer sports

It’s an event that puts Fallon in the national spotlight for one night in the summer.

All hail the Queen

It’s the summer that she would never forget.

Celebrating 40 seasons

The Oasis Adult Softball Association had an extra celebration during its end-of-season tournament last Friday.

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The spreading fire was soon under control by the Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Fire Department, Bureau of Landmanagement and Naval Air Station Fallon Fire Department.

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A hay truck caught fire near the Highway 50 and 361 junction yesterday afternoon.

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The Edwards Motor Car was built in 1926. It came to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in 1985 when the museum bought it from Short line Enterprises.

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Built in 1910 by the McKeen Motor Car Company, the McKeen Motor Car — also known as Motor Car 22 — was operated by the V&T Railroad until 1945 when it was sold off and turned into a diner until 1955. It eventually was used as a storage space before it was donated to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in 1995 and restored over several years. In 2005, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012.

Willem A. Smith

Willem A. Smith, 66, died August 2, 2017 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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Sculptor MiscHell Riley at Burning Man 2016 with her sculpture Inside the Mind of daVinci. Photograped on August 30, 2016 by Scott R. Kline at Black Rock City, NV.

Jeffrey McKinnish

Jeffery Field McKinnish, born September 15, 1955 age 61 of Carson City, Nevada passed away July 17, 2017 at 7:00pm with family and friends bedside at Carson Tahoe Hospital.

Donna Lee Colt

Donna Lee Colt of Fallon, NV went home to God on July 20, 2017. Donna was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania on October 15, 1932 to Dale and Madeleine McDeavitt.

Wednesday, August 2

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Davis Love III looks over his putt on the ninth hole during the third round of The Greenbrier Classic golf tournament on July 8 in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

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Scott Stallings hits off the 18th fairwayat the Barbasol Tour Championship on July 22.

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Several trophies will be up for grabs at the 4th Annual Send a Scout to Camp Car and Truck Show to benefit Boy Scouts Troop 33.

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The Edwards Motor Car was built in 1926. It came to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in 1985 when the museum bought it from Short line Enterprises.

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Built in 1910 by the McKeen Motor Car Company, the McKeen Motor Car — also known as Motor Car 22 — was operated by the V&T Railroad until 1945 when it was sold off and turned into a diner until 1955. It eventually was used as a storage space before it was donated to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in 1995 and restored over several years. In 2005, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012.

Patricia June Williams

Patricia June Williams (age 86) passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 surrounded by family and friends.

Myrna Kathleen Jones

Myrna Kathleen Jones of Carson City, NV, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services.

Grayson Stanford

Grayson Stanford, born December 1, 1924, passed away in his home the evening of July 30, 2017, at the age of 92.

Tuesday, August 1

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Corey Reid placed second in the NCAA DIvisiion II National Championships in the heptathlon.

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Wyatt Hogan, 3, enjoys a free hot dog and cold drink at the National Night Out event on Tuesday.

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A crowd gathers at a chance to catch a mini-football or tee shirt at the National Night Out event on Tuesday.

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Elijah Presswood, 10, takes aim at a target to win a water bottle at the National Night Out event on Tuesday.

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The Care Flight helicopter was on display for the National Night Out event at Mills Park.

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Angel Victorio, 3, gets a helping hand to make a basket at the National Night Out event on Tuesday.

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Riley Brown, 7, smiles for a picture while sitting in the front seat of a Carson City fire truck at the National Night Out event at Mills Park on Tuesday.

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Mural artist Abner Rivera demonstrates his technique for a group of Boys & Girls Club members during a tour of local murals in Carson City on Monday.

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Mural artist Abner Rivera, left, poses with a group of Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada members during a tour of local murals in Carson City on Monday. The tour is part of the New Entrepreneurial Network’s Summer Game of Life Series program through partnerships with the Adams Hub for Innovation, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada and the Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority.

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Mural artist Abner Rivera, left, talks with a group of Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada members during a tour of local murals in Carson City on Monday.

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Mark Salinas, Carson City's arts and culture coordinator, right center, takes a group of Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada members on a tour of local murals in Carson City on Monday. The tour is part of the New Entrepreneurial Network’s Summer Game of Life Series through the Adams Hub for Innovation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada.

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Composition in White

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Composition in Black

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Thee Commons, of Los Angeles, Calif., is performing Saturday following a performance by opening band Whatitdo.

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Sculptor Mischell Riley creates art on the Bliss Mansion porch at the Jazz & Beyond Festival opening event last year.

Corey Reid transferring to University of South Dakota

It’s been one heck of a summer for Carson High graduate Corey Reid.

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Ralph Van Delman was instrumental in esatblishing the Army's first code and cipher bureau during World War I.

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Spec. Cindy Robles, left, and Pvt. 1st Class Brittany Sears are the Nevada Army National Guard's first female combat soldiers assigned to the Fallon unit's 609th Engineer Co.

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Spec. Cindy Robles coils rope around her.

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Thomas Ranson's photo of Fallon's Connor Nelson leaping over a Fernley defender in the Wave's season opener in 2016 won a first-place award from the National Newspaper Association..

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First Place 2017 Nevada Youth Shooting Sports Rookie and All State Team. From left, Colin Homer (2nd Place High Individual), Broden Pirkle (Champion) and Rafe Brown (3rd Place High Individual).

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Colby Preston of Spanish Springs keeps a hold on Fallon's Conley Hyde during a match in the Earl Wilkens Invitational Wrestling Tournament.

Claybreakers take state again

Twenty Lahontan Valley Claybreakers, their families and coaches traveled to Las Vegas, on June 23 and 24 to attend the 2017 Nevada Youth Shooting Sports Association State Shoot.

Getting in the ring

The 10th annual Fallon Rural Rumble returns to the Churchill County Fairgrounds, Aug. 12, with Reno’s own Oscar “Chapito” Vasquez, 12-1, 2 KO as the main event.

Fallon wrestling club set to host 5-tathalon event

After many years of successfully running the Night of Fights, the Takedown Club is bringing something familiar back to the valley.

Jeffrey Wayne Robinson

A memorial service for Jeff Robinson of Fallon was held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday, July 16th, where he served as warden, vestry member, worship leader and treasurer for many years.