Stories for February 2017

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Tuesday, February 28

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A beautiful view of Lake Tahoe from above the Tamarack chair at Heavenly Saturday.

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Cameron Oliver reacts after making a defensive play last week against Boise State at Lawlor Events Center

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Eric Musselman encourges his team last week against Boise State at Lawlor Events Center.

Nevada needs to finish strong to win MW title

SAN JOSE — With two games left in the Mountain West season, Nevada is in an enviable position because it controls its own destiny.

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Even though two months have passed into the New Year, it's not too late to make commitments for the year.

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Demonstrators gather in front of the Legislature to protest proposed bills that will reduce and restrict private water wells.

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CALEA Commissioner Richard Myers, left, and Executive Director Craig Hartley, right, recognize Fallon Police Chief Kevin Gehman and the Fallon Police Department for achieving reaccreditation in meeting law enforcement standards.

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The Fallon Police Department received high marks for its leadership in the community.

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The governor's budget shows an increase in spending for higher education.

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Fallon senior Zoey Swisher and her mother, Debbie, share an emotional moment after Fallon won the 3A state championship at UNLV’s Cox Pavilion.

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Fallon’s Chandler McAlexander stops before going up to the hoop against Lowry in Saturday’s 3A state championship at UNLV’s Cox Pavilion.

State championship started before high school

High school state championships don’t happen overnight.

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Fallon celebrates winning the Class 3A state title over Lowry on Saturday.

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Fallon's Caitlyn Welch drives past Lowry in the Class 3A state championship at Cox Pavilion at UNLV on Saturday.

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The Fallon girls' basketball team poses with the state championship trophy after winning the state tournament against Lowry in Las Vegas.

Galen Lee Bunch

Galen Lee Bunch, 63, died Monday after a long battle from the effects of a brain tumor. He accepted his fate with inner strength and grace and never complained. He was a real testament to us all. He is now home with his Lord and Savior whom he loved.

Thomas Becknell

Thomas Becknell, 84 of Carson City, passed away February 26, 2017 at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been made through Nevada Funeral Services.

Thelma Jean Lawrence Hopkins

Thelma was born to Sirus and Laura Potter Lawrence in Saskatchewan, Canada July 18, 1919, and passed away February 21, 2017 in Sparks Nevada.

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Carson Tahoe health President and CEO Ed Epperson’s vision has changed the face of health care in Carson City.

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Carson Hot Springs provides relief for everything that ails you – even this year’s winter weather. Note the continuous spring water flowing into the pool. Cooling mist keeps the water at a comfortable 90 degrees.

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Carson Hot Springs General Manager Keith Shellhamer shows off the simple pumps that have pumped the clear spring water into the various pools for many years.

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Two Towels, Bamboo, candles and pebble of Stones For Natural Massage

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Kimmie Avila works the Student-based Enterprise at Dayton High School’s basketball game.

Louis (Lou) H. Hirschman

Louis (Lou) H. Hirschman, age 86, passed away suddenly but peacefully at Saint Mary’s Hospital on February 24, 2017.

Theresa (Terri) Satathite

Terri graduated from Reno High School then went to UNR. She became an anthropologist, graduated with brother and husband, mining engineers, May 1986.

James Lee Boucher - Retired U.S. Navy

Jim was born to Bernard and Blanche Boucher on August 18, 1933. He passed in Carson City Nevada.

Monday, February 27

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Bordewich Bray Elementary student Gabe Turiczek, 6, performs a magic trick with Ronald McDonald during a reading week kick-off assembly on Monday.

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Ronald McDonald talks to students at Bordewich Bray Elementary school on Monday about the importance of reading every day.

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Ronald McDonald visits Bordewich Bray Elementary School on Monday to kick-off the school's reading week.

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Bordewich Bray Elementary students look in awe as Ronald Mcdonald visits the school on Monday to kick-off reading week.

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Nevada's Marcus Marshall takes a jump shot against UNLV on Saturday.

Marshall named POW

RENO — Marcus Marshall is back to being the most feared 3-point shooter in the Mountain West Conference.

The entire state is painted silver & blue, says Joe Santoro

The entire state of Nevada is now painted silver and blue.

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Carson High School’s new manufacturing lab will be open for tours and curriculum discussions at the Carson High School Career and Technology Education Career Expo on Wednesday.

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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016 file photo, wildfires burn near Gatlinburg, Tenn. People are causing five out of every six wildfires in the United States and tripling the length of America’s wildfire season, a study of 20 years of fires finds. Even as climate change worsens the nation’s wildfire season, making it longer and easier to burn more acres, a new study says the human ignition factor plays an even bigger role on top of that. While fire experts have long blamed people more than lightning, this study digs into the details of how and where the people problem is and how it interacts with global warming to make matters worse. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

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FILE - In this May 6, 2009 file photo, a home is threatened by a wall of flames near Santa Barbara, Calif. People are causing five out of every six wildfires in the United States and tripling the length of America’s wildfire season, a study of 20 years of fires finds. Even as climate change worsens the nation’s wildfire season, making it longer and easier to burn more acres, a new study says the human ignition factor plays an even bigger role on top of that. While fire experts have long blamed people more than lightning, this study digs into the details of how and where the people problem is and how it interacts with global warming to make matters worse. (AP Photo/Keith D. Cullom, File)

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A Western Nevada College construction class is given a tour of a job site by Garrett Kooyers from K.G. Walters Construction.

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Western Nevada College instructor Nigel Harrison, right, provides a lesson in using a saw to Susanne Whimple and Cristian Avila during a construction class in Carson City.

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Western Nevada College Career & Technical Education programs team up with the Nevada Builders Alliance in the annual Nevada Day parade in Carson City on Oct. 29.

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Western Nevada College Career & Technical Education programs team up with the Nevada Builders Alliance in last year's Nevada Day parade.

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Western Nevada College instructor Nigel Harrison, right, provides a lesson in using a saw to Susanne Whimple and Cristian Avila during a construction class in Carson City.

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Western Nevada College Career & Technical Education programs team up with the Nevada Builders Alliance in the annual Nevada Day parade in Carson City on Oct. 29.

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A Western Nevada College construction class is given a tour of a job site by Garrett Kooyers from K.G. Walters Construction.

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Western Nevada College Career & Technical Education programs team up with the Nevada Builders Alliance in last year's Nevada Day parade.

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Nevada's Marcus Marshall takes a jump shot against UNLV on Saturday.

Riley Edward Evans

Riley Edward Evans, 88, died February 24, 3017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Francis Xavier Byrne

Francis Xavier Byrne, Beloved Dad. You wanted to be a priest and were given 8 children instead! You were often misunderstood, but your life and your sharing of Astrophysics to any who would hear, and the God who formed out of nothing, was a delight. The last 5 months of your life were the most precious of all, as you encouraged many that Jesus loved them. You are missed. Precious in the Lord’s sight is the death of his saints. Ps 116

John (Jack) Henry Scheuermann

Surrounded by his family in his last moments, Jack passed after a brief struggle in the hospital with his recent heart surgery, but a life long struggle to breath with his asthma and COPD.

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Nevada’s Marcus Marshall Mountain West Conference hoops player of week

Nevada guard Marcus Marshall has been named the Mountain West Conference basketball player of the week after averaging 27 points a game in a pair of victories last week.

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The ropes course at Adventure Peak is virtually buried. For reference, the bottom support of this structure is 20 ft. high.

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Employees leave the ski and ride school office at the top of the gondola at Heavenly.

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The climbing wall at the top of the gondola at Heavenly isn't much of a challenge these days.

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The ski poles pictured alongside the wall of snow at the top of the Tamarack chair at Heavenly are 49 inches.

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A beautiful view of Lake Tahoe from above the Tamarack chair at Heavenly Saturday.

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Tim Sheets of Gardnerville stands in front of a huge wall of snow at the top of the Dipper Express at Heavenly. Tim is about 6 feet tall.

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Peter and Radka Kucera of Chicago (by way of the Czech Republic) were married at Heavenly Mountain Saturday.

Sunday, February 26

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Nevada’s Leland King II goes for a layup Saturday against UNLV.

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline scores during Saturday's game against UNLV.

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Nevada's Marcus Marshall takes a jump shot against UNLV on Saturday.

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Nevada's Marcus Marshall drives to the basket Saturday against UNLV.

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Looking south on S. Carson St. Friday. The city is looking at redesign possibilities and will hold a public meeting Wednesday.

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A frontage road is seen in front of Discount Tire in south Carson City Friday.

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The intersection of Koontz and S. Carson St. as seen Friday.

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A public meeting is being held Wednesday at 5:30pm at the Carson City Community Center to discuss the future of S. Carson St.

Saturday, February 25

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Chesney Minor, co-captain of the Carson High bowling team, is trying to raise $1,600 in the next couple of weeks so she can attend the World Junior Bowling Championships scheduled for Reno starting June 16.

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Carson High School bowler needs help getting to world championships

Chesney Minor, co-captain of the Carson High bowling team, is looking for a little help.

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Danica Patrick stands by her car during the national anthem before the NASCAR Clash auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Chase Elliott, right, talks with a crew member during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

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Kevin Harvick prepares to climb into his car during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Caroline, Marshall send Rebels running

LAS VEGAS — Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman admitted he was concerned about an emotional letdown following Wednesday’s big win over Boise State.

Wolf Pack notebook: King, bench step up for Nevada Wolf Pack against Rebels

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s bench had one of his best efforts of the season against intrastate rival UNLV on Saturday.

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Carson High School business students will compete in "Shark Tank" this week.

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The Carson High School bowling team won the championship at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno earlier this week.

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Pioneer High School students Kayla B. and Skyler C at RockSport in Reno.

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Pioneer High School student Shelby climbs the wall at RockSport in Reno.

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The Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge held its annual fundraiser on Feb. 18 to raise money for the emergency shelter, Safe Haven. Pictured are Tahoe/Douglas Exalted Ruler Mary Retterer, guest speaker John Bradtke form Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, and Toni Wendt, event chairman. For information about how to help, call Wendt at 775-265-6136.

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Sandy Severance is stepping into the role of program director for the Nevada Rural Counties RSVP.

UPDATE: Fallon Lady Wave girls basketball team claim first state championship

LAS VEGAS — A 40-year drought ended for the Fallon Lady Wave girls’ basketball team Saturday.

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This image released by Lionsgate shows a dance scene from the Oscar-nominated film, "La La Land." It's not easy to stage a successful dance scene for the cameras, especially on a highway interchange, but when such a scene works, it can be memorable. (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP)

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This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling, right, and Emma Stone in a scene from, "La La Land." The film was nominated for an Oscar for best feature film. The 89th Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 26. (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP)

Friday, February 24

Centennial cruises to state title with 97-52 win against Manogue

LAS VEGAS – All season, the undersized Bishop Manogue girls basketball team terrorized Northern Nevada opponents with quickness, defense and shooting.

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Hannah 'Bear' Fitch is looking to raise money for the Special Olympics.

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Attendees of an annual fundraiser for local veterans jump the fire in the traditional Persian New Year celebration, which will return to Carson City on March 21.

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Yerington High School senior Jakeline Guerrero Hernandez will be presented with the Northern Nevada Development Authority’s Silver State Award on March 31.

Flag drops on start of 2017 NASCAR season Sunday | Roger Diez

Fans saw a throwback to days gone by last weekend, when the Advance Auto Parts Clash ran during daylight hours, as it had done in the early days, when it was the Busch Clash.

Dayton’s Santos, Ply honored

Dayton High coach Jason Santos was named 3A Coach of the Year and J.J. Ply received first-team honors in boys basketball.

Fallon girls advance to state final

LAS VEGAS – For the second straight year, the Fallon Greenwave girls basketball team is on the verge of the school’s first state title.

Streaking Nevada faces struggling UNLV

LAS VEGAS – Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman has a message for his team. Don’t look forward and don’t look back.

Kordonowy, Bella

Bella Kordonowy

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President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Christina Louise (Wilkerson) Cocking

Christina Louise (Wilkerson) Cocking passed away February 11, 2017 from health complications.

Linda A. Gerfen

Linda A. Gerfen, 70, died February 22, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Michael R. Schneider

Michael R. Schneider, age 63 of Carson city, passed away February 2, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley.

Joan Frances Eck Bourne

Joan Frances Eck Bourne, 91, passed away on February 20, 2017 after an extended illness.She is now at peace, joining her parents, her sisters Alice and Alma, her brother Nick, and her “only true love”, her first husband Frank who died in 1989.

Laura Marie Sloan

Laura Sloan, a long-time resident of Carson City, passed away at home on February 11, 2017.

Dickey E. Lawless

Dickey E. Lawless, age 69 of Moundhouse, passed away February 09, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home 775-882-2644

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About two dozen people attended "The Winter of 2016-17: Where have we been & What's to Come" with Chris Smallcomb, a meteorologist at NWS Reno Thursday at the Carson City Community Center.

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NWS-Reno's Chris Smallcomb talks about this winter's weather at the 2017 Carson River Watershed Management Forum Thursday at the community center.

Thursday, February 23

Reno boys fall to Bishop Gorman

LAS VEGAS – As time ran down on Reno High’s season Thursday night, coach Matt Ochs started subbing out his senior starters, and each one of them got a big hug from their coach.

Friday Fodder: How can Nevada avoid having its bubble burst? Joe Santoro explains

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . If the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team finds itself in the position of begging for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament next month, one thing is certain.

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Isabella is a 10 month old, spayed pup who loves children and small dogs; she is currently available for adoption.

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Ryah is a 10 month old puppy that is available for adoption and perfect for a family who likes hiking and visiting the lake.

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Ryah is a 10 month old puppy that is available for adoption and perfect for a family who likes hiking and visiting the lake.

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Isabella is a 10 month old, spayed pup who loves children and small dogs; she is currently available for adoption.

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Shonee is a 7 year old spayed white Husky-German Shepherd female who is available for adoption.

Manogue girls reach state championship

LAS VEGAS – Bishop Manogue’s girls team is hoping the third time is a charm.

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The Morse Burley Gymnasium was packed as it is every year for Band-A-Rama Thursday night.

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Carson Middle School flutists perform Thursday night during Band-A-Rama at Carson High.

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CHS junior Blanca Sosa plays the trumpet during the Carson High Band's performance of Fanfare & Toccata Thursday night during Band-A-Rama.

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FILE – In this April 16, 2013 file photo, a "bathtub ring" marks the high water mark as a recreational boat approaches Hoover Dam along Black Canyon on Lake Mead, the largest Colorado River reservoir, near Boulder City, Nev. Scientists say global warming may already be shrinking the Colorado River and could reduce its flow by more than a third by the end of the century. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

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Fourth-grader Anastasia Phay disembarks her ride home at the end of a school day.

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From tattles to belly laughs, fruit-smelling pencils to country music, riding a school bus is a trip.

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Fifteen-year bus driver Joy Lacow-Swett starts her morning route with a bright outlook.

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Churchill County School District bus driver Linda Diaz does safety checks on her rig, bus 37, before leaving the yard for her afternoon route starting at 2:40 p.m.

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Commissioners Carl Erquiaga, Pete Olsen and Bus Scharmann consider a proposal to house juveniles from neighboring counties in Theurman Hall.

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From left: Coaches Darren Lewis and Dan Shaw, Blane Aicher, Tanner Stritenberger, Leo Aicher, Chase Hyde, Ben Dooley (front), Mark Moyle, Jack Swisher, Sean McCormick, Illyes Taleb, Tommy McCormick, Conley Hyde, Matthew Goings, head coach Trevor deBraga and trustee Matt Hyde.

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The Churchill Arts Council fundraiser’s table centerpieces designed by Cody Chenoweth and Kirk Robertson are primarily composed of parts used in parking meters that formerly lined Fallon’s streets. The limited number of art pieces will only be for sale at the event.

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Animal behavioral expert and autism spokesperson Temple Grandin will visit Reno Tuesday, Feb. 28. Photo provided to the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Coach Anne Smith, left, passes the ball to Kenna Hamlin during a drill at a Lady Wave practice earlier this season.

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Kenna Hamlin passes the ball under the arms of Spring Creek's Kaitlyn McLeod during the regional tournament in Winnemucca.

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Leta Otuafi, left, dribbles the ball past Spring Creek's Alayna Grosz during the regional tournament.

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The Lady Wave show off their regional championship plaque after the Northern 3A regional championship. Left to right are Leta Otuafi, Alexis Jarrett, Chandler McAlexander, Kenna Hamlin, Lailani Otuafi, Faith Cornmesser, Kailtyn Hunter, Zoey Swisher, Cailtyn Welch, Hannah Hitchcock, Hannah Evans and Brynlee Schults.

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Lailani Otuafi, 20, shoots the ball through a gap in Lowry's defenders during the regional tournament championship.

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Faith Cornmesser, 30, battles for the rebound against Lowry's players.

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Kaitlyn Hunter, 10, shoots for the basket as Spring Creek's Alayna Grosz, 24, and Kaitlyn McLeod, 5, try to block her.

Lady Wave on brink of 1st-ever state title

The team’s loss was as big as its gain.

A strong start

Churchill County sophomore Kenna Hamlin may be fairly new to the varsity girls’ basketball team, but she’s already on her way to being a powerful player for the Lady Wave.

NORTH meets SOUTH

After an undefeated league season and regional tournament, Fallon’s Lady Wave goes to Las Vegas goes for the championship in the Nevada 3A state basketball tournament.

Kathy Mae Gieke

Kathy Mae Gieke, a 23 year resident of Carson City, died Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital.

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A Celebration of Life, Saturday March 4th, 2017 at 11:00 am, Crossroads Christian Family Fellowship, 1050 Hwy 50 E., Silver Springs, NV

Mary Lou Maffi

Mary Lou Maffi (Young) passed away at home on February 20,2017.

Phillippi Mozelle Merritt

Phillippi Mozelle Merritt, 87, passed away on February 13, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. He was born on March 1, 1929 in San Francisco, California.

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Grace Potorti of Reno voices her concerns with proposed new healthcare legislation Wednesday.

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Heidi Littenberg of Reno holds a thumbs down sign while Senator Dean Heller speaks Wednesday at Soup's On.

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Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei were the featured speakers at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce's Soup's On luncheon Wednesday at the Gold Dust West.

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Protestors line E. William St. in front of the Gold Dust West Wednesday as Representative Mark Amodei and Senator Dean Heller were preparing to speak inside.

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Doug Sandall holds a sign showing his displeasure with Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday in front of the Gold Dust West.

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A woman holds a sign during Soup's On at the Gold Dust West Wednesday.

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Rep. Mark Amodei speaks with Bob Fulkerson, State Director and co-founder of PLAN, at the Gold Dust West Wednesday.

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Mayor Bob Crowell has a word with Senator Dean Heller Wednesday.

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Protestors in front of the Gold Dust West Wednesday.

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A group of protestors in the parking lot of the Gold Dust West are seen Wednesday.

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A woman holds up a sign as Rep. Mark Amodei adresses the crowd at the Carson City Chamber's Soup's On event Wednesday at the Gold Dust West.

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Protestors line E. William St. Wednesday morning.

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Douglas High officials and athletes join Kitty McKay of Carson Tahoe Health athletic program in the high school gym on Thursday.

Geneva S. Johnson

Geneva S. Johnson, 74, of Carson City passed away February 21, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home 775-882-2644

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Nevada' Josh Hall dribbles down the floor in the first half against Boise State on Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver reacts after a defensive play in the second half against Boise State on Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.

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Nevada's D.J. Fenner fights for a loose ball against Boise State on Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver blocks a shot in the second half against Boise State on Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.

Kenneth M. Morgan

Kenneth M. Morgan, 54, died February 22, 2017 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Nevada flourishes at charity stripe, back in first place

RENO – Every time Marcus Marshall stepped to the foul line in the fourth quarter, he was under intense pressure.

Wednesday, February 22

Joe Santoro: One shining moment for Pack

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team lit up Northern Nevada on Wednesday night.

Nevada Notebook: Caroline leads the way with hustle

RENO – Jordan Caroline won over the Nevada fans with his hustle and grit the minute he took the floor.

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Randy Richardson of Reno tells his cancer survival story Wednesday evening at Mallard's Restaurant.

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Joe Theveny of Dayton participates in the raffle Wednesday night at the Relay For Life kickoff party at the Empire Ranch Golf Course.

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Carson/Douglas Relay For Life Chaiperson Mary Bowers talks about this year's event's theme Wednesday night during a kickoff party held at Mallard's Restaurant at the Empire Ranch Golf Course.

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The Stewart Indian School was established in 1890 in Carson City.

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Have fun learning to sculpt three-dimensional art, like this ceramic elephant candle holder by Deana Hoover, in a new class coming to the Brewery Arts Center. A class for beginning and experienced sculpting students will be 1-4 p.m. Mondays March 6-April 10. Topics include techniques in clay sculpting and basic tools, glazes and studio equipment. Tuition is $165 for nonmembers and $150 for members. Supplies cost $20 on the first day of class. To enroll, call 775-883-1976, or go to BreweryArts.org/events.

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First place in oil paintings went to ‘Corks’ by Gary Helseth of Carson City.

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‘Man on a Mission,’ a watercolor by Ronnie Rector of Incline Village, won Best of Show in Nevada Artists Association’s annual Winter Show. The association is planning an afternoon of food, wine and art on Saturday when it honors the artists who contributed to the show. The reception and awards ceremony will be 1-4 p.m. at the NAA Gallery inside the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., but the show will be up through March 31. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free and all art is for sale.

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‘Wild and Free’ by Christen Elder of Carson City won first place in the watercolor category of Nevada Artists Association’s Winter Show.

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Capital City Community Band’s annual Salute to Young Musicians concert returns March 12 at the Carson City Community Center.

Carson High hoops members earn Sierra League honors

Carlos Mendeguia, Carson High’s fiery boys basketball coach, was named Sierra League Coach of the Year for the third consecutive year. Mendeguia led the Senators to a 7-3 Sierra League mark and a 11-5 overall mark against 4A opponents.

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Peter Krogh Andersen crosses the United States chronicling the stories of Americans.

Sandra K. Underdahl

Sandra K. Underdahl, 68, died February 16, 2107 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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On the opposite side of Dayton Valley Road, near Sydney Lane and Rancho Road, is the remaining water of the diversion which caused an overflow in a pond Tuesday afternoon, influencing a flood warning.

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David Ruf, owner of Greenhouse Garden Center, removes mud and rock from Rhodes Street in January.

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Brandon Allard fills a sand bag in Dayton after potential flood warnings were issued on Tuesday afternoon.

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On the opposite side of Dayton Valley Road, near Sydney Lane and Rancho Road, is the remaining water of the diversion which caused an overflow in a pond Tuesday afternoon, influencing a flood warning.

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A heavy, wet snow falls in Genoa on Tuesday morning.

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Lyon County officials had concerns that a retention pond in east Dayton could cause posible flooding in the area.

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Brandon Allard fills a sand bag in Dayton after potential flood warnings were issued on Tuesday afternoon.

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Lyon County Fire Batallion Chief Mark Darragh talks to residents about possible flooding along Dayton Valley Road on Tuesday.

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Water flowing from the Carson Diversion Dam has closed a road below the dam until further notice.

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The T-Line Canal serves the northern part of the county.

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Water rushes out of the Carson Diversion Dam.

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The road that crosses in front of the Carson Diversion Dam has been blocked off because of water on the roadway.

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The V-Line Canal is one of the major canals in the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District.

Tuesday, February 21

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Gena Beam, right, answers questions from Joanna Rosmeisl and Dianne Cerini.

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Christina Hitchcock gives an attendee to Ladies Night Out a massage.

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Jessica Goza-Tyner, left, and Heather Maness look for additional information at their table.

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The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair will move to the last weekend in August.

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Alexis Jarrett, right, races Spring Creek's Delayanne Walz to grab the ball during the Northern 3A regional tournament.

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Leta Otuafi, 24, pushes the ball to the basket as Lowry's Kenadee Jeppsen prepares for the rebound.

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Dalton Kaady shoots the ball past the arms of Elko's Kyrin Allen during the semifinals of the Northern 3A regional tournament.

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Elijah Jackson, 2, goes for a basket over the heads of Elko's defense during the regional tournament in Winnemucca.

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Zach Burns, 5, tries to stop a basket by South Tahoe's Harry Moses-Chakmakis during the Northern 3A regional tournament.

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Aces hitting coach Greg Gross has been named the team's interim manager.

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Senate member Pat Spearman introduces SJR2, a joint resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment for women in Nevada on Monday.

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Sarah Mahler hands out ERA pins and stickers before the start of the first state Senate hearing on Monday to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment for women in Nevada.

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Catherine Kaelin, co-director of ERA Action speaks during the public comment session in support of SJR2, a joint resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment for women in Nevada.

Greenwave falls just shy of state

Fallon’s boys’ basketball team closed its season on the cusp of going to state Friday, falling to the Elko Indians 66-49 in the Northern 3A Regional tournament in Winnemucca.

ON THE ROAD TO VEGAS

Continuing its undefeated season, the Lady Wave captured the championship of the Northern 3A Regional tournament in Winnemucca on Saturday.

Aces name Gross interim manager

Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach, Ron Gardenhire, announced last Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

FERNLEY TAKES OUT TAHOE advances to state

The Fernley boys’ basketball team will be second seed in the Northern 3A state tournament this weekend after falling to Elko in the regional championship round Saturday.

Kenneth M. Rhines

Kenneth M. Rhines, 55, died February 18, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Margaret M. Reed

Margaret M. Reed, age 70, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of the Neptune Society.

Rose M. Ashe

Rose M. Ashe, 91, of Silver Springs passed away February 18, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home 775-882-2644

James J. Suschena

James J. Suschena, Age 46 of Carson City, passed away on February 9th, 2017. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home.

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Senate member Pat Spearman introduces SJR2, a joint resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment for women in Nevada on Monday.

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Sarah Mahler hands out ERA pins and stickers before the start of the first state Senate hearing on Monday to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment for women in Nevada.

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Catherine Kaelin, co-director of ERA Action speaks during the public comment session in support of SJR2, a joint resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment for women in Nevada.

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Shoppers hustle back to their car on a rainy Monday afternoon in Carson City.

Frances Fay Moss Sharp

Frances Fay Moss Sharp, 79 of Carson City passed away on February 18, 2017, arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

John T. Ponder

John T. Ponder of Minden, age 58, passed away February 18, 2017. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home

Delores Jean Zibull

Delores Jean Zibull, 80 of Carson City passed away on February 17, 2017, arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Anna Malinda Miller

Anna Malinda Miller, 93 of Dayton, passed away on February 18, 2017, arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

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State Sen. James Settelmeyer shows local artwork donated to a live auction.

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Boy Scout Troop 1776 presented the colors at the Lincoln Day dinner.

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Stuart Richardson, chairman of the Churchill County Republicans, speaks with Assemblywoman Robin Titus, wo was the evening's keynote speaker.

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A protester prepares to use a bullhorn to bring attention to the proposed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

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Protesters who do not want to see the repeal of the Affordable Care Act press their signs against one of the convention center's doors.

Monday, February 20

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver (0) blocks a shot by Washington's Carlos Johnson in the first half Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Seattle.

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Reno hitting coach Greg Gross rhas beennamed interim manager for the Aces.

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This Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 image from video provided by KIVI-TV shows an indoor pet, a squirrel named Joey in Meridian, Idaho. Police said the squirrel has thwarted a burglary attempt. The Meridian Police Department said a juvenile entered the home last week and told police after later being arrested that the squirrel attacked him when he tried to break into a gun safe. (KIVI-TV via AP)

Nevada Wolf Pack’s Cam Oliver sends a message to college basketball nation says Joe Santoro

Cam Oliver has a message to the rest of the college basketball nation.

Nevada Wolf Pack’s Cameron Oliver named Mountain West Player of the Week

RENO — Cameron Oliver did a little bit of everything last week for the Nevada Wolf Pack.

Reno Aces name Greg Gross interim manager

RENO – Aces hitting coach Greg Gross has been named interim manager of the Reno Aces.

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A photo of a headstone in Jacks Valley Cemetery, located on the Jacks Valley Ranch.

A Special Thank You from the family of Tami Ann Humphrey

We would like to thank the community for all the many cards, prayers and caring words, Jim and I have received during the sudden loss of Tami, a special daughter, sister and friend.

Dorothy M. Northrop

Dorothy M. Northrop, 91, died February 19, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Patrick John Ballard

Patrick John Ballard, 50, died February 18, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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Nevada's Marcus Marshall gets fouled while shooting against Utah State on Saturday at Lawlor Events Center.

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline reacts after scoring against Utah State on Saturday at Lawlor Events Center.

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver jumps for a rebound against the Aggies on Saturday at Lawlor Events Center.

Sunday, February 19

Saturday, February 18

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver jumps for a rebound against the Aggies on Saturday at Lawlor Events Center.

Marshall ends slump as Nevada beats Utah State

RENO – Marcus Marshall’s shooting struggles are hopefully a thing of the past.

Joe Santoro: ‘Streaking’ Nevada wins 2nd straight

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team is on an honest to goodness winning streak.

Pack Notebook: Nevada beefs up against Koby

RENO – Utah State freshman Koby McEwen blitzed Nevada for 26 points in the initial meeting between the teams on Feb. 1.

Darrell Moody: Important to protect one’s house

College basketball teams constantly stress protecting their home court.

4A Playoffs: Reno boys top Manogue for region title

Christian Chamberlain, Drew Rippingham and Tommy Challis combined to score 45 points Saturday night as the Reno High boys basketball team outlasted Bishop Manogue, 62-51, in the Northern 4A Region Tournament boys basketball championship game in Carson City.

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Carson City Sheriff's Office K9 deputy Jimmy Surratt and his partner, Tico

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This shot of the night sky by Jim Murch won third place.

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First place in Carson City Photo Club’s monthly competition, themed ‘Night Light,’ went to Mary Lou Schindler.

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Tom Keller’s view of the Capitol clad in Christmas decorations won second place.

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Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge recently delivered Valentine’s Day gifts and donations to hospitalized veterans at the Reno VA hospital. The Valentine’s Day cards, thanking the veterans for their service, were drawn by C.C. Meneley Elementary School students in Gardnerville. Veterans also were given nine boxes of books and magazines and a box of toiletries including back scratchers, shaving cream, razors, shampoo and toothpaste and toothbrushes. From the left are Mike Corral, Gary Wendt and Tom Zogorski.

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Western Nevada College Electronics and Industrial Technology Professor Emily Howarth presents Johnny Key with a Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification on Wednesday during a ceremony in the college’s Reynolds Center.

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Western Nevada College President Chet Burton (left) and WNC Electronics and Industrial Technology Professor Emily Howarth (middle back row) celebrate students receiving the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification on Wednesday during a presentation ceremony in the college’s Reynolds Center. Students pictured receiving the certificate include Lindsay Moore, Manuel Lara, David Russell, Tanya Garland, Maricela Segura and Danielle Reich. Also receiving the certificate but not pictured are Johnny Key, Conor McKay and Joseph Weigel.

4A Playoffs: Manogue girls win 3rd straight region title

There was never any doubt Saturday when Bishop Manogue sprinted to a 65-32 victory against Reno in the Northern 4A Region Tournament girls basketball championship game at Tom Andreasen Court in Carson City.

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Danish students visit Carson High School as a part of their trip to America.

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Carson High School talent show contestants.

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Juliet Favero and Jacob Wolz perform an original song, "Rebel Hearts" at the CHS talent show.

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Henry Sturm plays the piano while singing "The Elements" during the CHS talent show.

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Juliet Favero and Jacob Wolz perform an original song, "Rebel Hearts" at the CHS talent show.

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Jazlyn Bardeen dancing to "Blurred Hope."

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Danish students visit Carson High School as a part of their trip to America.

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Perfect attendance award winners for January.

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Carson High School talent show contestants.

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Carson High School FBLA members are seen on Tuesday during the talent show.

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An overall view of the Tesla Gigafactory seen during a media tour July 26.

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Robert Reasoner mugshot

Friday, February 17

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D.J. Fenner goes up for a shot against Fresno State at Lawlor Events Center earlier this season.

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Manogue freshman Kenna Holt concentrates at the foul line in a semi-final matchup against Reed Friday night at Carson High. The Miners would win the game 62-45.

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Reed sophomore Vanessa Hernandez turns the corner towards the hoop Friday night in semi-final play against Manogue at CHS.

Marshall law needs to rule again for Nevada

RENO — To say Nevada’s Marcus Marshall is off his game is a vast understatement.

Nevada softball splits in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Carson High graduate Jennifer Purcell had her 12-game hitting streak dating back to last season stopped when the University of Nevada softball team was no-hit in an 8-0 loss to BYU in its first game of the DeMarini Desert Classic on Friday.

4A Playoffs: Manogue, Reno girls play for title

After posting easy wins in Friday night’s 4A regional semifinals, Bishop Manogue and Reno will meet for the regional championship for the fifth consecutive season.

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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015, file photo, members of the National Guard patrol along the Rio Grande at the Texas-Mexico border in Rio Grande City, Texas. The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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Gehrig Tucker and Adam Shoaf, both 21, are planning a 1,000-mile trek on the Pacific Crest Trail to raise money for local families afflicted by cancer.

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Noah Shek is seen with his typology project, ‘Potato Chips.’ Shek and 20 other students from Western Nevada College are showcasing their artistic virtuosity in ‘Art from WNC’ sponsored by the Capital City Arts Initiative. The display features a variety of art including graphic design, drawing, photography, and other pieces. It can be seen through March 30 at the Community Development Building, 108 E. Proctor St.

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Stewart Indian School is shown. Stewart Indian Complex is on the list for much needed renovations.

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An undated sketch that was drawn on a wall in the girls dormitory at the Stewart Indian School is protected under a plastic frame.

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The Kinkead Builiding, 505 E. King St., is being considered for demolition by the Nevada Legislature.

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The Kinkead Building on E. King St. is being considered for demolition.

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Brian Landrus is the guest soloist in ‘Celebrations Old & New,’ a program with the Carson City Symphony on Feb. 26.

Racing at Daytona kicks off this weekend, Roger Diez says

Joseph Newgarden is already enjoying his new seat with Penske Racing, topping the charts at the recent Phoenix test.

Kenneth Newberry

Let’s Celebrate the life of my father, Ken Newberry, and enjoy the day together. He has been a part of Carson Small Engines for over 40 years.

Marian Fry

Marian Fry, age 72, of Carson City, Nevada passed away on February 15, 2017. Arrangements are in the loving care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

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CCHS senior Hunter Greeley and junior Michael Frandsen, left, do paper peer reviews with their Jump Start classmates. The course uses popular college literature textbook by Thomas R. Arp, Perrine’s Liteature: Structure, Sound and Sense. Greeley noted the study chapters are short; it’s mostly stories.

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Churchill County High School junior Austin Lunderstadt, front, works on discussing paper peer reviews with his Jump Start program classmates, in a course taught by on-site instructor Monica Fairbanks.

Vic Clementi

Vic Clementi, age 65, passed away recently. Vic was a generous and loving man.

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Bulls check out the public at the annual bull sale at the Fallon Livestock Exchange.

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The Saturday auction at the annual bull sale culminates the annual event.

Kathy M. Gieke

Kathy M. Gieke, 64, died February 16, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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A burro and 14 wild horses trained by inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections program will be offered in an adoption event on Feb. 25.

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The Bureau of Land Management and Nevada Department of Corrections – Silver State Industries is sponsoring a horse adoption event in Carson City.

Donald A. Nyblom

Donald A. Nyblom, 80. Died February 16, 2017 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Elizabeth Inez Rankl

Elizabeth Inez Rankl passed away unexpectedly on January 25, 2017, at her residence in Carson City.

Thursday, February 16

Friday Fodder: Pack is in control of its Mountain West destiny, Joe Santoro says

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack is holding the Mountain West’s men’s basketball regular season championship in the palm of its hand.

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Galena's Dillon Voyles battles with Reno's Drew Rippingham Thursday night at Carson High. Reno would come out on top 47-46 at the final buzzer.

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Spanish Springs freshman Mason Whittaker puts up a shot through a pair of Manogue defenders Thursday night at Carson High. Manogue would win the game 54-51.

4A Playoffs: Reno, Manogue oust regular-season champs

It was a night of drama and upsets at the NIAA 4A boys regionals playoffs, as both regular-season champs were ousted.

Prep Roundup: Dayton falls to Fernley in 3A playoffs

WINNEMUCCA — The Dayton boys basketball team ran into a hot shooting Fernley team in the Northern 3A playoffs on Thursday.

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The Wungnema House is seen during flooding in Mills Park on Feb. 9. The historic house will be the site of an open house on Sunday.

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AquaRefining modules at the Aqua Metals battery recycling plant in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, drop pure lead onto a conveyor belt which takes it to the ingot casting area.

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Hold on to your pedal. Gas prices are expected to spike this spring.

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Thomas Steele prepares to take a shot at the basket during a Greenwave home game against Spring Creek.

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Alexis Jarrett races the ball past one of Sparks' Lady Railroaders during a Lady Wave home game.

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Shaylee Fagg leaps to block a spike from Silverland during Wednesday's CCMS home volleyball match.

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Christiana Formentini sets the ball during Wednesday's volleyball match at Churchill County Middle School.

Mountain West championship in sight for Wolf Pack

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack is holding the Mountain West’s men’s basketball regular season championship in the palm of its hand. All they have to do is squeeze it and not let it go.

CCMS volleyball growing strong

Churchill County Middle School’s volleyball teams are becoming stronger with each game. They played matches in Yerington Tuesday and more at home Wednesday against Fernley.

OPENING A new chapter

The Lady Wave Basketball team shoots for a perfect league season this weekend as they enter the Northern 3A regional tournament.

Dynasty looms for Greenwave wrestling

The Greenwave wrestling program is a dynasty in the making.

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Learn how to attract native pollinators at Washoe County’s Bartley Ranch Regional Park. Photo courtesy of Wendy Hanson Mazet, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

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A two-car crash Wednesday at Bango Road and U.S. Highway 50 injured a Fallon man.

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Care Flight prepares to transport a Fallon man to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.

Darren Lee Bixman

Darren Lee Bixman (aka D) passed away February 8, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer, he was 50.

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Denise DeBerry met her future husband Tye at a retreat at Frenchman’s Lake.

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Denise DeBerry and her family moved to Fallon when she was in junior high school, and she later worked at Naval Air Station Fallon.

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Denise DeBerry as a young girl.

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A person of determination, Denise DeBerry didn’t allow detours in life to stop her, and she loved the independence driving a car gave her.

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Local vendors will be on hand at an annual bridal show to help brides-to-be plan their special day.

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The annual Fall in Love Bridal Show, organized by Cynthia Ferris-Bennett, center, returns Sunday to Genoa.

Frances Lorraine Clelland

Frances Lorraine Clelland passed away on February 13, 2017 at home in Siver Springs.

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Comstock barbed wire can be seen in Carson Valley and other areas in Northern Nevada.

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Djarrah Navarro runs the floor for Carson.

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Haley Garver takes the ball to the basket for Carson.

Wednesday, February 15

Reed too much for Carson girls

SPARKS – For 16 minutes, Carson High’s girls basketball team battled hard against perennial powerhouse Reed.

Spanish Springs ends Douglas girls’ season

MINDEN — Anhelica Shanrock scored the game’s first nine points to give Spanish Springs a lead it never relinquished in a 60-50 Northern 4A Region Tournament girls basketball victory on Wednesday night at Douglas.

Oliver scores 25 to lead Nevada to win at Air Force

When Cameron Oliver is on his game, Nevada is a dangerous basketball team.

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Carson High junior Alexa Haight hands out a CTE goodie bag to Eagle Valley 8th grader Anthony Meyer Wednesday.

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CHS Physics and Math teacher Colin Belnap speaks to 8th graders about his Intro to Engineering and Design class Wednesday.

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Rick D’Elia will perform Friday at the Nugget.

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Catch live comedy by Steve Bruner Feb. 24 at the Nugget.

Joe Y. Lopez

Joe Y. Lopez, 63, died February 12, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Donald George Morgan

Donald George Morgan, age 86, of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away on February 14, 2017. Arrangements are in the loving care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800.

Ilene Virginia Mears

Ilene Virginia Mears, 87 of Dayton passed away on February 12, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

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Photo of Abraham Curry, considered the founder of Carson City, who is one of the many prominent individuals buried in the Capital City’s Lone Mountain Cemetery.

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Loni Holley of Holley Family Farms at Carson City's 3rd and Curry St. Farmers Market.

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TCID began releasing waer into the Carson River from the Lahontan Reservoir on Saturday.

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A drone flies over excavation work on the Carson River on Sunday.

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Diversion Dam west of Fallon is sending water down a canal on Sunday.

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Truckee-Carson Irrigation District rented heavy equipment to begin cleaning up the Carson River of debris. This drone shot shows the area between Sheckler Cut Off and McLean Road on Sunday.

Tuesday, February 14

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Jayden DeJoseph drives to the basket in a playoff game against Reno on Tuesday night.

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Tez Allen shoots a short jump shot in a playoff game against Reno on Tuesday night.

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Trenten Robison passes to a teammate before falling out of bounds in a playoff game against Reno on Tuesday night.

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Senior Alejandro Gonzalez controls the ball for the Senators during the final regular season game against Douglas.

DeJoseph’s 31 points not enough as Carson boys fall at Reno

RENO — Jayden DeJoseph played one of the best games of his Carson High School career, but unfortunately the Senators had nothing but a hard-fought loss to show for it.

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

Douglas falls to Spanish Springs

Dominance in the second and fourth quarters on Tuesday night boosted Spanish Springs to a 73-45 boys basketball win at home against Douglas in opening round play of the Northern 4A Region Tournament in Sparks.

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Beer and Garlic Breadsticks

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Russ Jonte, David Hoffmann, Steve Hiskett and Chris Rogne of Fallon Churchill Volunteer Fire Department at the 4H First Responder banquet.

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First responders accept their thank you plaques from Churchill County 4-H. Back row from left are Karren Bogdanowicz, Pete Olsen, Trent Barnes, Dave Lane, Chris Alexander, Patrick Dougherty and Mike Price. Front row from left are Ben Trotter, Marshall Emerson, Pam Powell, Steve Endacott and Chris Pierce.

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The Navy Junior ROTC command staff prepares cadets for a pass in review.

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Cadets from the CCHS Junior ROTC program stand at attention.

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The command and honor guard begin the ceremony.

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More than 100 CCHS Junior ROTC cadets participated in Friday's program.

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Kieran Kalt’s first-graders at Lahontan Elementary, along with Parent Teacher Organization President Sheila Washington, did a video call with the recipients of their class’ military care package sent over the holidays. The students sang to the overseas Army National Guard unit, who also answered the student’s questions and showed a handwritten thank you letter from Nevada Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Michael Hanifan. A few parents also joined the session, some veterans themselves.

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Soup is the perfect "fuss-free" meal for home or the office.

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John Cooley passes the ball to Dalton Kaady during a Greenwave home game earlier this season.

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Nick Smith shoots the ball over the head of Sparks' Alejandro Choate in the Elmo Dericco Gym earlier this season.

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Faith Cornmesser lobs a free throw to the basket at Truckee High School.

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Kaitlyn Hunter, 10, takes a shot during the Lady Wave's final game of the season in Truckee.

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Fallon 220-pounder Ben Dooley tries to take down Boulder City’s Devin Fox in the semifinals on Friday.

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Fallon's Kobe Abe tries to pin Virgin Valley's Dayden Payne in the semifinals on Friday at Spanish Springs High School.

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Leta Otuafi positions herself for a pass during a Lady wave home game earlier this season.

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Faith Cornmesser lobs a free throw to the basket at Truckee High School.

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Lailani Otuafi races the ball past a Sparks player during a Fallon home game.

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Fallon’s Jack Swisher hangs onto Lowry’s Quint Bell for an 8-7 win in the state championship at 152 pounds on Saturday.

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Fallon 145-pounder Sean McCormick controls Spring Creek’s Anthony Chavez in the state championship on Saturday.

Spring Creek edges Fallon by 3 for state title

SPARKS — A perfect storm began to favor the Greenwave.

UNDEFEATED

It’s been a great season for Lady Wave basketball, completing their second undefeated league season in a row in the Northern 3A. Saturday’s game in Truckee saw the team end the season taking down the Lady Wolverines 43-13.

Ending with a bang

Before their final game of the regular season, Fallon coach Brad Barton said the Greenwave needed good momentum going into regionals. They nailed it in Truckee Saturday, overwhelming the Wolverines 70-55.

Swisher finds redemption with first title; McCormick wins 2nd time

Not this time. Not in his last chance at winning state gold was Fallon senior Jack Swisher going to be denied.

The family that plays together

The Churchill County High School basketball teams have been described as a family, but for sophomores Leilani and Leta Otuafi, this is doubly true as the game has brought the cousins closer together.

Garrett, Gonzalez headed to LTCC for soccer

Two Carson High soccer stars are part of the 2017 Lake Tahoe Community College recruiting class.

Patricia McGaffin

Patricia McGaffin, a long time resident of Carson City, died at Carson Tahoe Hospital on Sunday the 12th of February at the age of 64. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 22, 1953.

Danica Patrick gets sponsorship help days before Daytona 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One of Danica Patrick’s sponsors has stepped up to fill a sudden funding void created when Stewart-Haas Racing sued her primary backer for $31 million in a breach-of-contract lawsuit.

Phillipi Merritt

Phillipi Merritt, age 87, of Carson City, Nevada passed away on February 13, 2017. Arrangements are in the loving care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

In Loving Memory - Bruce E. Coulter

Bruce Coulter was peacefully called home to be with his Lord on December 11, 2016.

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Former theater owner Dr. Stuart Richardson shows the projection booth’s previous 35-milimeter-film projector and large platter for preloading multiple movie reels.

Kendell Rose Gorder

Kendell Rose Gorder went home with God to rest on February 11, 2017.

Robert (Bob) Harington

Bob passed, as death stole him, while he napped. Not from Lucky Strike cigarettes, but from years of sunshine filtered through a light coat of Brylcreem.

Jean Carol Fabrizius

Jean Carol Fabrizius, 80, of Carson City, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, February 10, 2017.

Randall Milton Clark

Randall Milton Clark, 60 of Carson City, passed away on February 6, 2017, arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Patricia M. McGaffin

Patricia M. McGaffin, 64, died February 12, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Donna J. Moore

Donna J. Moore, 87, died February 9, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Shirley Ann Gill Boucher

Shirley was born October 29, 1934 in Newport Rhode Island to Dorothy Goddard and William Gill. She died February 11, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada, with her husband of 65 years James L. Boucher by her side.

Joe A. Davis

Joe was born July 29, 1931 in Los Angeles, CA to Glenn and Dorothy Davis. He was the third eldest of ten children.

Mary Ellen Travis

Mary Ellen Travis, age 80, passed away on February 6, 2017 at her residence in Fallon.

Elizabeth “Nell” Walkos Fozard

Elizabeth “Nell” Fozard was born in “the Patch”, a small mining community in Fayette County, Pennsylvania to Edward and Elizabeth Walkos.

Monday, February 13

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Jacquline Borders holds up a map of the seven month European tour she and Wes completed in 1972.

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Then and Now: Jacqueline "Jacque" and Wes Borders hold up their beloved wedding photo in their home at Sierra Place Senior Living.

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Bonnie and Chuck Matton

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Redco Vice President Gordon Gagnon shows a sample of a seal found in many everyday products to the Chamber’s leadership class, which meets monthly to learn about the capital city.

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The Carson City Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Leadership Class spent the morning of Feb. 9 touring Basalite and Redco, two local manufacturing plants. The class donned hard hats to tour Basalite, manufacturers of cement blocks and pavers. The class meets monthly to learn about Carson City.

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Senior Jayden DeJoseph prepares to go up to the bucket against a McQueen defender Friday night at Morse Burley Gymnasium.

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Jayden DeJoseph shoots a jump shot in a game last season.

Jayden DeJoseph, Carson High Senators seek trip back to state playoffs

Jayden DeJoseph’s high school basketball career is winding down, and if he had his way it wouldn’t end until Feb. 24.

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Carson City’s Charlie B Gallery is sponsoring ‘Taking It Off,’ a one-day exhibit by Miriam Gomberg that includes 50 original paintings with the theme of women and burlesque. The exhibit and sale will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Feb. 25 at Natasha’s World Jewelry, 5136 Meadowood Mall Way, Reno. The paintings are inspired by Gomberg’s participation in Hootchy Kootchy Girls, a vintage cabaret based in Reno. All art is for sale. For information, contact Charles A. Blim Jr. at 775-575-7333 or vasefndr@cccomm.net.

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In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, photo released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows foreign nationals being arrested this week during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles. Immigrant advocates on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, decried a series of arrests that federal deportation agents said aimed to round up criminals in Southern California but they believe mark a shift in enforcement under the Trump administration. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)

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President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participate in a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks off at the conclusion of a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Lake water flows over the emergency spillway, bottom left, at Lake Oroville for the first time in the nearly 50-year history of the Oroville Dam Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. The dam opened in 1968. (Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

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Muddy water rushes down the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. Water started flowing over the emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam for the first time Saturday after erosion damaged the Northern California dam's main spillway.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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A driver waits in traffic to evacuate Marysville, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Thousands of residents of Marysville and other Northern California communities were told to leave their homes Sunday evening as an emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could fail at any time unleashing flood waters from Lake Oroville, according to officials from the California Department of Water Resources. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Chris Mitchell fills his car with gas as his daughter, Austin, checks her mobile phone before evacuating Oroville, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Mitchell was among the thousands of area residents who left their homes Sunday evening as officials ordered residents near the Oroville Dam in Northern California to evacuate the area after an emergency spillway of the dam severely eroded. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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A closed sign is displayed on the door of Papaciito's restaurant due to an evacuation order Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Marysville, Calif. Thousands of Northern California residents remain under evacuation orders after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country's tallest Oroville Dam was in danger of failing Sunday and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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In this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, water flows down Oroville Dam's main spillway, near Oroville, Calif. Water began flowing over the emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam on Saturday for the first time in its nearly 50-year history after heavy rainfall. In addition to the emergency spillway, water also flowed through the main spillway that was significantly damaged from erosion. Officials said they'll assess the damage starting Monday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Jason Newton, left, of the Department of Water Resources, takes a picture of water going over the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. Water started flowing over the spillway,at the nation's tallest dam, for the first time Saturday morning after erosion damaged the Northern California dam's main spillway.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Kendra Curieo waits in traffic to evacuate Marysville, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Thousands of residents of Marysville and other Northern California communities were told to leave their homes Sunday evening as an emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could fail at any time unleashing flood waters from Lake Oroville, according to officials from the California Department of Water Resources. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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California Highway Patrol officer Ken Weckman directs traffic as residents evacuate Marysville, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Thousands of residents of Marysville and other Northern California communities were told to leave their homes Sunday evening as an emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could fail at any time unleashing flood waters from Lake Oroville, according to officials from the California Department of Water Resources. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)

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In this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, photo, Jason Newton, of the Department of Water Resources, takes a picture of water going over the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam in Oroville, Calif. Water began flowing over the emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam on Saturday for the first time in its nearly 50-year history after heavy rainfall. In addition to the emergency spillway, water also flowed through the main spillway that was significantly damaged from erosion. Officials said they'll assess the damage starting Monday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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In this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, photo, water flows down Oroville Dam's main spillway, in Oroville, Calif. Water began flowing over the emergency spillway on Saturday for the first time in its nearly 50-year history after heavy rainfall. In addition to the emergency spillway, water also flowed through the main spillway that was significantly damaged from erosion. Officials said they'll assess the damage starting Monday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Jason Newton, of the Department of Water Resources, takes a picture of water going over the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. Water started flowing over the emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam for the first time Saturday after erosion damaged the Northern California dam's main spillway. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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This photo shows the emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam shortly early Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. Water levels at Lake Oroville are continuing to drop Monday and stopping water from spilling over the spillway. Evacuations for people living below the lake were ordered Sunday after authorities warned the emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could fail at any time unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Jeff Cauhape relays radio messages during SIERA’s annual Field Day.

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Vocalist Cindee LeVal will be featured with Mile High Jazz Band on Valentine’s Day at Comma Coffee.

Sunday, February 12

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Carson's Tez Allen goes to the hoop in a 59-53 win over Damonte earlier this season.

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Senator Abbey Paulson puts up a shot against the Tigers in Douglas Saturday.

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Carson's Camryn Quilling drives to the hoop against Douglas Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, February 11

Douglas boys roar back to beat Carson

MINDEN — Ian Ozolins hasn’t scored a ton of points, but he got the biggest basket of his Douglas High career, and stole a home playoff game from Carson in the process.

Douglas beats Carson High girls for second

MINDEN — A 19-2 run inside the final five minutes before halftime put the Douglas High girls basketball team on track to its 54-37 regular season-ending victory at home against Carson Saturday afternoon at Randy Green Court.

Basa, Miller claim state titles for Carson High

SPARKS — The drought is over for the Carson High wrestling program.

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Nevada Supreme Court Justice Lidia Stiglich presents Judge John Tatro with the Outstanding Achievement in Judicial Education award.

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Diana Alonso, 17, talks about her senior project in Carson City, Nev. on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Alonso is staging a Party House for parents and others in the community to learn about potential dangers of teenage parties. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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Diana Alonso, 17, talks about her senior project with Brooklyn Maw, Partnership Carson City One Up advisor, in Carson City, Nev. on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Alonso is staging a Party House for parents and others in the community to learn about potential dangers of teenage parties. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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Five generations recently came together in Carson City. Pictured is Maureen Wagoner of Album, Idaho, and Carson City’s Paige Rowen, Nitoshia Seaver, Taylor Peck and baby Ezra Peck.

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From left: Dan Wells, Past District Deputy to the Grand Exalted Ruler; Dee Dee Formaster, founder of Do Drop In; Mary Retterer, Exalted Ruler; and Jim Plamenig, Past Exalted Ruler.

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Brandon Miller, a 2016 Virginia City High School grad, is a junior at Boise State University.

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Brandon Miller earned an associate degree before graduating from high school thanks to Western Nevada College’s Jump Start program.

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CHS Robotics Team

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Sportsman’s Warehouse had its own recreational area as a result of the storm on Friday. By Friday evening on the Carson City Chamber of Commerce Facebook page, the photo had received 1,700 shares and by Friday afternoon had received 68,000 hits.

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Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Paul H. Carr’s battle station was the aft 5-inch gun on the USS Samuel B. Roberts. The 20-year-old was awarded the Silver Star posthumous.

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This is a model of the USS Samuel B. Roberts. Her battle ribbons are listed at the top row, the Combat action ribbon. The second row from left to right: Presidential Unit Citation, American Campaign Metal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one star. The third row from left to right: World War II Victory Metal, Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation, Philippine Liberation Metal.

Tez Allen has plenty of tools for Carson High basketball

Whenever Carson basketball coach Carlos Mendeguia has needed something this season, he has turned to senior Tez Allen.

Nevada hopes to maintain momentum at SDSU

Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman is hoping to take the momentum from the record-setting win against UNLV into Sunday’s game at San Diego State.

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Fallon's Kobe Abe tries to pin Virgin Valley's Dayden Payne in the semifinals on Friday at Spanish Springs High School.

Friday, February 10

Carson High’s Basa, Miller reach state wrestling finals

SPARKS — The smallest and biggest members of the Carson High post-season wrestling roster carry the Senators’ championship hopes entering the final day of the 4A state meet at Spanish Springs High School.

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CHS' Abel Carter wrestles Spanish Springs' Casey Preston during a 195-lb. semifinal Saturday.

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Heavyweight Sheldon Miller makes short work of Reno's Mason Gill Saturday during a semifinal match at the regional championships.

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Carson's Nathan Mersino on his way to defeating Reno's Payton Talbott in a 138 pound semifinal match Saturday.

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Senator Brandon Basa controls Damonte's Ramon Alvarez-Martinez during a 120-lb. semifinal match at the NIAA North Regional Championships Saturday.

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Fire roads at the Nevada State Railroad Museum have became impassable due to the recent flooding severely limiting emergency access.

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Standing water could bel be seen at the railroad museum recently.

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Railroad museum Director Dan Thielen shows an area on the property recently where water flowed from Curry St. and undermined part of the tracks that circle the perimeter of the museum.

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Portable high powered blowerswere placed in the annex area of the Nevada State Railroad Museum with hopes of drying the floor of the building. Below ground work areas still have gallons of water in them.

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The Nevada State Railroad Museum suffered serious damage during the recent flooding in Carson City.

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Combs Canyon Rd. has a section of pavement missing Friday due to floodwaters.

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Carson St. in front of the mall was reduced to one lane southbound Friday.

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Rhoades Rd. was flowing towards Curry again as of Friday morning.

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A classic VW bus sits in a flow of water on King St. friday

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The intersection of King and Division had water flowing Friday though the flow had reduced from Thursday night.

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CCSO volunteer Byron Morgan mans the corner of 5th and Curry Friday morning.

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Genoa Lakes golf pro Lou Eiguren cleans up Canyon Park Ct. Friday after being inundated by water and mud Thursday night.

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Deer forage in the snow for food in Genoa after a January snow storm.

Roger Diez: The Clash ready to rock in a week

With the Clash only a week away and the Daytona 500 a mere 15 days in the future, NASCAR continues to roll out changes and enhancements for the 2017 season.

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Tom Andreasen's son Bobby and his wife Rebecca, along with one of their daughters, greet Carson High players on the newly dedicated court Friday night.

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Members of the Andreasen family were presented with plaques like the one pictured Friday night.

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Carson and Damonte players battle it out on the newly dedicated Tom Andreasen Court Friday night at the Morse Burley Gymnasium.

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Rick Gunn giving a TEDx talk in Iran.

Carson-Douglas gamesmoved to today

The varsity basketball games scheduled for Douglas High School on Friday were moved to Saturday because of road closures due to the heavy rainfall in the area,

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Guard Devearl Ramsey drives the ball down the court for the Pack Wednesday night.

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Vietnam veterans will be honored April 1 at Mills Park. Anyone who would like to help support them is welcome to attend.

Thursday, February 9

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The wind took down a tree in Dayton near the Subway.

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The Sierra Ranchos Car Wash roof hangs precariously on a powerline on Pit Rd. Thursday afternoon.

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A tree on Waterloo fell onto the tennis court fence in Lampe Park in Douglas County Thursday.

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A tree feel near Musser and Mountain streets during Thursday's storm.

Friday Fodder: Pack throws a party at Lawlor says Joe Santoro

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team sure knows how to throw a party. UNLV in town. Michael Buffer at the microphone.

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Macie Tuell was crowned Miss Carson City 2017.

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Carli Gumm was named Miss Carson City’s Outstanding Teen 2017.

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The Miss Carson City/Miss Douglas County pageant crowned winners on Saturday in Carson City. Macie Tuell was crowned Miss Carson City 2017. Briana Neben was crowned Miss Douglas County 2017 and Carli Gumm was named Miss Carson City’s Outstanding Teen 2017. The Miss Nevada Pageant will take place June 15-16 at the Tropicana Theater in Las Vegas. For information, visit MissNevada.org.

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Briana Neben was crowned Miss Douglas County 2017.

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In a Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 photo, the town of the town of Montello, Nev., is flooded after 21 Mile Dam broke, and forced delays or rerouting for more than a dozen freight and passenger trains on a main rail line that runs through the area, said Union Pacific spokesman Justin E. Jacobs. (Stuart Johnson/ The Deseret News via AP)/The Deseret News via AP)

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Train tracks are flooded Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, after the 21 Mile Dam near Montello, Nevada, broke and caused flooding to the Union Pacific railroad line near Lucin and flooded the town of Montello. The dam break forced delays or rerouting for more than a dozen freight and passenger trains on a main rail line that runs through the area, said Union Pacific spokesman Justin E. Jacobs. (Stuart Johnson/ The Deseret News via AP)

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On Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, 21 Mile Dam near Montello, Nev., broke and caused flooding to the Union Pacific railroad line near Lucin and flooded the town of Montello, Nev. The floods forced delays or rerouting for more than a dozen freight and passenger trains on a main rail line that runs through the area, said Union Pacific spokesman Justin E. Jacobs.(Stuart Johnson/The Deseret News via AP)/The Deseret News via AP)

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Emergency crews work to place sandbags Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, after the 21 Mile Dam near Montello, Nev., broke and caused flooding to the Union Pacific railroad line near Lucin and flooded the town of Montello. (Stuart Johnson/ The Deseret News via AP)/The Deseret News via AP)

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Educators Rising advisers (front) Sarah Lobsinger and Monica Chavez stand with their students part of Carson High School's newest club.

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LeAnn Morris, lead technology integration specialist for Carson City School District and Jose Conchas, CHS CTE advanced graphic design student, display Conchas’ winning logo.

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Patty and Tom Fleming pose for a memorable shot during their Churchill County High School production of "The Sound of Music," which involved a comical intermission performance of a number from the movie Sister Act.

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The Fleming family, left to right: (back row) Sons Jim Fleming, Nolan Fleming, Paul Fleming; (middle row) daughter Erin McCloskey and daughter-in-law Amy Fleming; (front row) son-in-law Kevin McCloskey, Tom Fleming (holding Beatrice McCloskey and Penelope Fleming), Patty Fleming (holding Adele McCloskey) and daughter Judith Fleming. Newest granddaughter, Cecilia, was born Dec. 8 (not pictured).

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Victoria Purrell's fifth-grade class does a Google Hangout with fifth-graders in Arcadia, Calif., figuring out the other's location by answering questions about geography, weather, the economy, food and attractions.

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The city of Fallon has launched a new website, FallonNevada.gov.

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Fallon's Mason Smith picked up the No. 3 seed from the north in the 126-pound division of today's state tournament.

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Fallon's Tommy McCormick will wrestle as the No. 1 seed from the north in the 113-pound division at today's state tournament.

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Faith Cornmesser, 30, shoots a basket as one of Spring Creek's defenders moves for a block.

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John Cooley looks to dodge around Fernley's Dario Ceresola during a home game earlier this year.

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Lacee Wallace, left, and Hailey Guerrero work on a drill during a CCMS volleyball practice.

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Amanda Carey and Sam Frost practice passing the ball during a practice session for the Lady Wave eighth grade team.

Quality over quantity: Fallon ready to face adversity once more

When Fallon lines up outside the school this morning to board the bus to Sparks, it will be carrying one less wrestler than last year’s state championship team.

Middle school volleyball trumps Dayton Sundevils

Churchill County Middle School’s volleyball teams crushed Dayton Tuesday, winning both games in two matches.

Ready to end the season with a bang

The Greenwave basketball teams’ regular season comes to a close this weekend after taking on the Truckee Wolverines.

Fallon aims to defend state championship

The Greenwave wrestling team is looking to do something that hasn’t been done in program history.

Musselman going home for road game

This weekend will be a homecoming for Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman.

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Nevada saw a major turnaround in gaming revenue in 2016.

William “Bill” Earl Ford

William “Bill” Earl Ford, long time resident of Fallon, passed away peacefully at his home on February 9, 2017 with his family by his side. Bill was born in Stockton, CA, on September 8, 1937 to Earl and Dorothy Ford.

Patricia L. Richards

Patricia L. Richards, 82, died February 8, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Rosemary C. Collins

Rosemary C. Collins, 75, died February 6, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Patricia Myrtle Gough

Patricia Myrtle Gough, 82 of Carson City passed away on February 08, 2017 . Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations. 775-888-6800

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Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury talks about the legalization of recreational marijuana in his office Tuesday. While Carson City adopted a moratorium on marijuana establishments, a city task force continues to work on the implementation process.  Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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The bronze cannon barrel that has been on display at the Nevada State Museum is the same barrel abandoned by the Fremont expedition in 1844.

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Guard Devearl Ramsey drives the ball down the court for the Pack Wednesday night.

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Pack senior guard D.J. Fenner puts up a shot under the bucket Wednesday night against UNLV at Lawlor Events Center.

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Jordan Caroline slams one through the hoop in the first half against UNLV Wednesday night.

Wednesday, February 8

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Carson's Jarod Butler battles Wooster's Christian Hanley in a 160-pound match this season at Douglas High.

DJ Fenner leads Nevada to rout of UNLV

RENO — The biggest crowd in Lawlor Events Center history got to watch senior D.J. Fenner have a career night in his last home rivalry game against UNLV.

Joe Santoro: Take 5 to celebrate beating UNLV

Northern Nevada is now basking in the glory of beating the UNLV Rebels.

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Fortunate Strangers will perform Saturday at the BAC.

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Lisa Kurt’s artwork is featured in the Nevada Arts Council’s LXS Gallery on the first floor of the Nevada Legislature building through Feb. 24.

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Craig Shoemaker, famous for his character ‘The Lovemaster,’ is the star of a Carson City comedy performance on Feb. 17.

6 Carson High wrestlers ready for state

Senior Jarod Butler wanted to finish his high school wrestling career with a bang, and he accomplished that last weekend when he qualified for his first state wrestling tournament.

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One man was detained Tuesday morning after a possible carjacking.

John Nelson Thacker Jr.

John Nelson Thacker Jr., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at his residence in Fallon.

Evelyn Mae Shewan

Evelyn Mae Shewan of Lubbock, Texas, who passed away on January 21, 2017, had lived in Carson City, Nevada from 1947 to 2005. Evelyn was born in Springfield, Missouri, on July 23, 1923, moved with her family to Sacramento, California, and eventually she and her family moved to Reno, Nevada, where she graduated from Reno High School in 1942.

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This distinctive sign, consisting of the logos of America’s most famous auto makers, stands in front of Reno’s National Automobile Museum, considered one of the top classic car museums in the nation.

Tuesday, February 7

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Nick Melsheimer, Matthew Klatt, Katarina Klatt.

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Carson's Lauren Lemburg passes Tuesday against Wooster at Carson High School.

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Carson's Lauren Lemburg shoots Tuesday against Wooster at Carson High School.

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Carson's Tez Allen goes up for a layup during Tuesday's game against Wooster.

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Carson's Taylor Saarem gets ready to pass to Tez Allen during Tuesday's game against Wooster.

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Carson's Taylor Saarem dribbles toward the hoop during Tuesday's game against Wooster.

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Carson's Trent Robison goes up for a dunk during Tuesday's game against Wooster.

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Carson's Trent Robison misses a dunk during Tuesday's game against Wooster.

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Carson's Jayden DeJoseph dribbles toward the hoop during Tuesday's game against Wooster.

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Carson's Geraet Rauh holds the ball late in the first half against Wooster.

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Carson's Brandon Gagnon looks for an open teammate during the first half Tuesday night against Wooster.

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Carson's Brandon Gagnon passes acorss court during Tuesday's game against Wooster.

Prep Roundup: Carson girls, both Dayton teams win

Carson High scored the game’s first 10 points en route to a 43-25 win over Wooster Tuesday night at Morse Burley Gym.

Carson boys tune up for Douglas by routing Wooster

Carson High had a tough time escaping Wooster with a win earlier this year.

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Flooding is shown at Pete Livermore Sports Complex.

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Storm damage is shown at Carson River Canyon.

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Storm damage is shown at Fuji Park.

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Mills Park was one of the many city parks and trails closed on Tuesday due to the storm.

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A part of Combs Canyon Drive could be closed for up to four weeks.

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A city public works crew removes sand and mud from the intersection of South Curry Street and Rhodes Street on Tuesday afternoon. Curry Street was closed at that location due to the flooding.

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Nevada, UNLV to renew rivalry

Wolf Pack hosts Rebels for all-Nevada rivalry game

Tigersharks to host, compete in Junior Olympic meet in Carson City

Led by Dustin Floyd’s 297 and 736, Carson High’s bowling squad topped Manogue 35-10 recently.

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Winter hash is layered over a crispy corn tortilla and topped with a poached egg.

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A gluten-free cheddar biscuit is the perfect accompaniment to winter hash.

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Leftover vegetables paired with cubes of tofu can be turned into a flavorful winter hash.

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Jean Moore Earl and Phillip I. Earl preserved ‘Man on Horse’ through wax-on-rubbing in 1982. The carving was done by Etienne Maizcorena at Genoa Peak, Nev.

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Jean Moore Earl and Phillip I. Earl preserved ‘Woman in Profile’ by wax-on-rubbing in 1992. The carving was done by Borel at Treasure Mountain, Calif.

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Rita, a five-year-old gray-brown tabby and her daughter are in search of a home.

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Mud oozes over Opal Avenue in Silver Springs as a result of heavy rains in central Lyon County.

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Water flooded Topaz Avenue on Tuesday, making the road impassible.

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In Thursday’s meeting, the Churchill County Commission approved a proclamation declaring this year’s Nevada Bighorn Sheep Week Feb. 11-18.

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Improvements and runway upgrades are expected to be completed in 2018.

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Oasis Academy Jump Start senior Kaitlin Haddock, left, and junior Ellie Gehman discuss story analysis with Western Nevada College English professor Jessica Rowe in her English 102 class.

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The Nevada Highway Patrol reports a red Dodge pickup pulled out in front of another vehicle at Sheckler Cut Off and U.S. Highway 50 on Tuesday aftrnoon.

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A two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 50 slowed traffic down at Sheckler Cut Off on Tuesday.

Helping the next generation

After four years in the basketball program, Churchill County High School senior Dalton Kaady has learned a lot; with his senior year, he decided to teach the younger players what he wished he learned when he first started.

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Fallon’s Matt Goings takes down Elko’s Carl Joel Hansen in the 160-pound weight class regional championship Saturday in Truckee.

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Fallon’s Ben Dooley pins Spring Creek’s Sheldon Wilkinson in the 220-pound weight class regional championship Saturday in Truckee.

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Fallon’s Tommy McCormick squares off with Spring Creek’s Riley Fuchs in the 113-pound weight class regional championship Saturday in Truckee.

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Fallon’s Sean McCormick tries to break free from Spring Creek’s Anthony Chavez in the 126-pound weight class regional championship Saturday in Truckee.

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Elijah Jackson takes a shot over the head of Elko's X.

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Eddie Joiden, right, shoots the ball over the teams during the Greenwave's game in Elko.

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Kenna Hamlin, right, races the ball down the court as Elko's Brenna Hendrix, 12, moves to block her.

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Chandler McAlexander, left, goes for a basket as Elko's Nadina Delgado, 22, and Brenna Hendrix, 12, prepare for the rebound.

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Funds from the fun run will go toward restoration projects at the Fallon Theatre.

Save the Fallon Theatre during annual fun run

Movies are a staple of date nights, and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner residents can help preserve Fallon’s historic movie theater by participating in the third annual Love Our Theater 5k Fun Run.

Lady Wave charges through two weekend games

ELKO — Friday’s matchup of No. 1 against No. 3 was no contest, as the 3A North unbeaten Lady Greenwave opened up a beat-down on the Lady Indians with a 61-38 victory at Centennial Gymnasium.

Greenwave boys fall in two-game weekend

ELKO — The combination of brothers Eric and Alex Klekas proved a beneficial one Friday night against Fallon, leading the Indians to a 67-44 victory over the Greenwave — despite some sloppy Elko moments and some defensive lapses.

Wave places 2nd, crowns 4 regional champs

TRUCKEE, Calif. – It’s beginning to look a lot like last year.

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A part of Combs Canyon Drive could be closed for up to four weeks.

Edra S. McKinley

Edra S. McKinley, 79, a Gardnerville, NV resident, died December 18, 2016 at home.

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Nick Melsheimer, Matthew Klatt, Katarina Klatt.

Tigersharks set to host, compete in Junior Olympic meet

Three Carson Tigershark swimmers have qualified for the 2017 Pacific 14 and under Junior Olympics. Matteas Klatt, Katrina Klatt and Nick Melsheimer will compete in the Junior Olympic meet to be hosted by the Carson Tigersharks March 10, 11 and 12.

Barbara Bell Reed Wardwell

Barbara Bell Reed Wardwell “Carson Kate”, born February 6, 1936, passed away February 4, 2017 at her home with her husband Frank “Sagebrush Sam” by her side.

Richard “Rich” Lee Harmon

Richard “Rich” Lee Harmon passed away at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center on February 1, 2017 after a courageous battle with health issues. He was 49.

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The Nevada Wolf Pack will unveil new “Battle Born” uniforms Wednesday night when arch-rival UNLV visits Lawlor Events Center.

Lola Abbey Morrow

Lola Abbey Morrow, age 93, of Dayton, Nevada, passed away on February 6, 2017. Arrangements are in the loving care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations. 775-888-6800

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From left, Chief Administrative Officer of the Safety Consultation and Training Section, Todd Schultz, hands program certifications to Nature's Bakery Environmental Health and Safety Manager Gary Daniels, and Plant Manager Eric Reid at the Carson City facility Monday.

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First-shift employees of Nature's Bakery facility in Carson City proudly show off their Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program certification banner Monday.

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Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court Michael Cherry, far right, gives the oath of office to Senate members on Monday.

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The Reno Firefighter Association's Honor Guard presents the Colors in the Assembly Chamber on Monday.

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Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison welcomes Senate member Joyce Woodhouse to the opening of the 2017 Legislative Session.

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Assemblyman Al Kramer smiles for a photo taken by his wife Candice inside the Assembly Chamber Monday morning.

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Senate member Ben Kieckhefer looks to the upper gallery in the Senate Chamber on Monday.

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Demonstrators gather in front of the Legislature on Monday to protest proposed bills that will reduce and restrict private water wells.

Monday, February 6

Nevada Wolf Pack to debut ‘Battle Born’ uniforms Wednesday

RENO — The Nevada basketball program unveiled yet another new uniform Monday morning.

Jay Norvell has plan for Nevada Wolf Pack football team says Joe Santoro

The age of conviction has returned to Nevada Wolf Pack football.

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A view inside one of Tahoe Hydroponics grow rooms where during the first few months of cultivation, the founders saw a $500,000 loss due to issues with Carson City’s water supply.

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Mark Bruno, Chief Operating Ofice and co-founder of Tahoe Hydroponics works in one of their grow rooms at their Carson City cultivation facility.

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Mark Bruno, third from the left, is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Tahoe Hydroponics. He has designed and managed more than a dozen cultivation facilities in three different states, as well as multiple dispensaries.

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The Reno Firefighter Association's Honor Guard presents the Colors in the Assembly Chamber on Monday.

Ida M. Levand

Ida M. Levand, 62, died February 4, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-7166

Charles B. Bailey

Charles B. Bailey, 73, died February 5, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

James A. Gibbs

James A. Gibbs, 69, died February 4, 2017 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Terri Sue Bennett

Terri Sue Bennett, 69 of Carson City, passed away on February 2, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Barbara Jean Wardwell

Barbara Jean Wardwell, 80, died February 4, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

James Neil Fletcher

James Neil Fletcher, born at home on a farm near Blair, NE to Delbert C. Fletcher and Muriel I. Nielsen Fletcher on October 21, 1939. Passed from this world to the next on February 1, 2017 in Reno, NV.

Donald Leo Salisbury

Don was a fun loving family man who loved to play his accordion and ride his motorcycle. He was a proud member of the United States Navy.

Janice F. Baker

Janice F. Baker went to be with her Heavenly Father, February 1, 2017. She was born to Irvin D. and Alice Monaghan in Bellingham, WA on May 13, 1942.

James E. Plemel

James E. Plemel, age 88, of Minden, NV, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Neptune Society of Reno.

Dayton boys basetball back in playoff race

DAYTON — J.J. Ply and the Dayton boys basketball team placed itself back in the playoff race by finishing off a big weekend, beating Truckee 58-42 on Saturday.

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Work continues on the USA Parkway.

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Pioneer High School students succeeded in improving their ski skills and working together so that everyone was helped up and dusted off after their falls. Pictured is Victor skiing to the top of Slide Mountain. Dr. Mike Selby said the students showed great attitude followed by great skiing, and they learned that anything worth doing will not be easy — a lesson that can be applied to every assignment back in the classroom.

Six Carson High wrestlers advance to state

RENO — It was a good weekend for the Carson High wrestling team.

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Standing water can still be seen at the railroad museum as of Friday.

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Fire roads at the Nevada State Railroad Museum have become impassable due to the recent flooding severely limiting emergency access.

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Portable high powered blowers have been placed in the annex area of the Nevada State Railroad Museum with hopes of drying the floor of the building. Below ground work areas still have gallons of water in them.

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The Nevada State Railroad Museum suffered over a million dollars worth of damage during the recent flooding in Carson City.

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Railroad museum Director Dan Thielen shows an area on the property Friday where water flowed from Curry St. and undermined part of the tracks that circle the perimeter of the museum.

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Bonnie Boice Nishikawa shows a photo from her book Saturday at the Carson City Chamber offices.

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More than two dozen people were in attendance for Bonnie Boice Nishikawa's talk about her book Saturday.

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Bonnie Boice Nishikawa speaks about her book “My Life as a “Home” Kid, a history of the Nevada State Orphans/Children’s Home" Saturday at the Carson City Chamber.

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Bonnie Boice Nishikawa signs a copy of her book for Karen Ferreira Saturday at the Carson City Chamber.

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CHS Speech and Debate

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CHS Student of the Week Dominic Goodner

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Chloe Dodge and Austin Schofield playing in the Harry Potter Quidditch Tournament.

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CHS cheer competition winners

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Foam fingers are for sale to support the band at CHS.

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CHS Senior Spotlight’s Allan Huntington

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Seth Reichelt goes to the mat with Damonte's Cade Stilson in tow Thursday night during a 152 lb. match at Morse Burley Gym.

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Carson's Nathan Mersino lines-up for a 138 lb. bout against Damonte's Cameron Sandoval Thursday night at Morse Burley Gymnasium.

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Carson's Jarod Butler battles Wooster's Christian Hanley in a 160-lb. match Wednesday night at Douglas High.

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Carson's Kyle Rudy wrestles 3-time state champion Ian Timmons of Wooster in a 132 pound match Wednesday night at Douglas High.

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Matt on a video call with Hunter Pence, a baseball player with the San Francisco Giants.

Manogue’s girls hoops coaches have lacked sportsmanship

Darrell Moody: Manogue’s girls hoops coaches have lacked sportsmanship

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From left, Debbie Lambin, Andrew Pozun and Rachael Lambin pose for photographer Tim Dunn on the red carpet at the Fashion Film Festival at the Nevada State Museum Friday, Feb. 3. The film series, which celebrates New York Fashion Week, continues through Feb. 17. Photo by Lisa J. Tolda/Neavada Photo Source

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From left, Krisha, Frank and Jaden Scannapieco look at art before the start of the Fashion Film Festival at the Nevada State Museum on Friday, Feb. 3. The film series celebrates New York Fashion Week and continues through Feb. 17. Photo by Lisa J. Tolda/Nevada Photo Source

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Cyclists race around Lake Tahoe during stage one of the 2015 AMGEN Tour of California Women's Race in Douglas County, Nevada.

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The route for day one of the women's race, on May 11, will circle Lake Tahoe.

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Day two of the women's race, May 12, will stick to areas around the South Shore of Lake Tahoe.

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Lake Tahoe's water temperature has risen over the years.

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This graph shows NOAA’s land-ocean temperature index, 1880 to present, showing reising temperatures over the years. The solid black line is the global annual mean and the solid red line is the five-year lowess smooth (a scientific term that generally means taking the average of measurements).

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Carson's Abbey Paulson drives to the bucket in a win against Damonte Friday night.

Carson has five wrestlers in semis

RENO — Carson High wrestling coach Keith Shaffer expected five of his wrestlers to still be alive for a title at the Northern 4A Championships and his team met his expectations.

Friday, February 3

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Brandon Gagnon looks to pass Friday night against Damonte.

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Carson's Tez Allen goes to the hoop in a 59-53 win over Damonte Friday night on Tom Andreasen Court.

Carson boys down Damonte Ranch

It was a perfect night for the Carson Senators.

Amgen Tour of California returning to Tahoe Basin; routes announced

Amgen Tour of California officials on Tuesday unveiled the full routes for its 2017 races, including the Lake Tahoe stages for the women’s competition.

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Kim Copél-Harris as Laura D. Fair, fatal mistress.

Pauline Connolly-Bendure

Pauline Connolly-Bendure, Family matriarch, homemaker and former Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau employee passed away at her home in Carson City, NV surrounded by family Thursday, January 26th, 2017, she was 88.

Remembering a Good Man, Des LaMotte.

Desmond Allen LaMotte, age 69, resident of Carson City, peacefully and unexpectedly passed away with his loving family by his side on January 17th. A private burial was held according to his wishes at Eastside Memorial Cemetery in Minden.

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T.J. Mauga, center, is joined by his mother and sister as he signs a letter of intent to join Fresno State's football team this fall.

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T.J. Mauga dons a Fresno State Bulldogs hat after signing his intent to attend the school on a football scholarship this fall.

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Dalton Kaady, 10, comes around for a shot at the basket as Sparks' Matthew Longland blocks his path.

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Nick Smith, right, goes to shoot a basket over the head of Sparks' Alejandro Choate.

Thursday, February 2

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Carson's Brandon Basa on his way to defeating Douglas standout Kindel Isham in a 120 pound match Wednesday night at CHS.

Joe Santoro: Nevada basketball can’t stand success

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team needs to learn how to handle prosperity. It can handle adversity just fine, having avoided losing two games in a row for almost a year. But lately the problems have popped up after it plays well for a couple of games.

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A team of five 7th and 8th grade students from Eagle Valley Middle School are the first Lego League team in Carson City to compete with their robots in world championships. From left, Nevan McIlwee, Kai Miller, Ryan Cooley, Cash Farnworth, and Emmanuel Alvarez.

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A team of five 7th and 8th grade students from Eagle Valley Middle School are the first Lego League team in Carson City to compete with their robots in world championships. From left, Nevan McIlwee, Kai Miller, Ryan Cooley, Cash Farnworth, and Emmanuel Alvarez.

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The Sheriff’s Office said the vehicle has been identified as a gold or similar colored 1980-1990 Mercedes-Benz four-door sedan. A similar make and model to the car sought was found in a storage locker in Sparks on Wednesday.

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A home security camera photo of the man sought in the case of threats made against Carson City Judge John Tatro.

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In December 2013, Tatro received death threats on a Christmas card in the mail that said “You Will Die.”

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Envelope of the card sent to Judge John Tatro last December. The envelope contained a card that read "You Will Die" inside and is linked to a fire bomb that was placed at Tatro's residence in May 2015.

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Carson wrestlers healthy, set for regionals

Despite not having a full lineup for this weekend’s regional wrestling tournament at Reno High, Carson High first-year coach Keith Shaffer feels good about his team.

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David Bugli, president of the Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation, awards Steve Brunner, deputy director of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, a $6,210 check to be used for a vault toilet project and other improvements at the Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range.

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Donation tags papered the Ross Dress for Less® store in Southgate Mall Carson City during the store’s 'Help Local Kids Learn' campaign in February 2016. The 2017 campaign kicks off on Feb. 4.

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‘Courage Inside You,’ an acrylic mixed media piece by Lisa Kurt, who is opening Nevada Arts Council’s Legislative eXhibition Series.

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Carson City Arts and Culture Coordinator Mark Salinas, right, talks with Great Basin Native artists Melissa Melero-Moose and Ben Aleck in Carson City, Nev. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. The Carson City Visitors Bureau is hosting the show February through June, featuring five Native American artists. The public is invited to an opening reception Friday, Feb. 3 from 5-7 p.m. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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FILE - In this April 9, 2015 file photo, congressmen arrive at the south portal of Yucca Mountain during a congressional tour near Mercury, Nev. Facing a new presidential administration and a Republican-controlled Congress without now retired Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada officials are gearing up to resume a 30-year fight to stop a federal proposal to bury the nation's nuclear waste about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, though some local officials who live near the site aren't on the same page. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)

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Hydrologist Jeff Anderson of NRCS Nevada scales a measuring pole full of snow at Mount Rose summit on Wednesday.

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Hydrologists of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service measure snowpack score at Mount Rose summit on Wednesday.

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Hydrologists of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service measure snowpack score at Mount Rose summit on Wednesday.

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The Chappells are a family with five boys who take a look at Skip Reeves’ smoldering firefighting photograph. From left are Trenton, 10; Treyson, 4; Levi, 6; and Lucas, 8 (not pictured is Lincoln, 7 months).

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Pipevine swallowtail

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Gil Martin’s ‘From the Ground Up’ opens Tuesday in Capital City Arts Initiative’s Courthouse gallery. Starting in March the Fallon artist also will be displaying smaller works in the Sierra Room of the Community Center.

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Lailani Otuafi, right, advances the ball down the court during Fallon's senior night game against Sparks.

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Chandler McAlexander, 14, prepares for a shot as Sparks' Abby Hurtado tries to block her.

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Zoey Swisher, right, blocks the path of Truckee's Tommie Jespen during a game earlier this season.

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Zoey Swisher, right, passes the ball to a teammate around Sparks' Angie Hurtado during the Lady Wave's senior night game.

Mauga creates own path with Bulldogs

Several months ago, Louisville, Hawaii and Nevada appeared in position to snag a Fallon senior to star this fall.

Pack must hold onto their winning streaks

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team needs to learn how to handle prosperity.

The end of an era

As the end of basketball season approaches, the Lady Wave’s only senior Zoey Swisher is preparing to finish her high school athletics career.

Closing another chapter

The Greenwave boys’ basketball team suffered an emotional loss at home Tuesday, falling to the Sparks Railroaders on senior night.

Fallon dominates for senior night win

A strong victory is always nice in high school athletics, but it’s even more special when it’s on senior night; the Lady Wave had this during their Tuesday home basketball game against Sparks.

2005 Fresno State visit opened door for Mauga

Many years ago, coach Pat Hill visited the Lahontan Valley on a recruiting trip with his eyes set on a multi-sport athlete. His mission was to lure one of the state’s best linebackers to come play football for him at Fresno State.

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There will be a pot luck at the Overland Hotel on 125 E. Center St., Fallon, NV at 2:00 pm, Saturday February 11th.

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A winter vista of Washoe Lake State Park. Two hikes are planned this month — one on Feb. 11 and the other on Feb. 19.

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Fallon's T.J. Mauga, right, will sign to play football at Fresno State.

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The crafts area will be located near the main dining area.

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This is the central area for new offices.

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Weather permitting, the exterior is on target to be finished on time.

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The kitchen will have more room and modern stoves.