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Friday, June 30

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The Soroptomist 2017-2018 Board of Directors are (l-r): Assistant Treasurer Ada White, Treasurer Arlene Gleich, President Sherry GriffinGrundy, Secretary Cynthia Bunt, and President-Elect Mary Luster. The Soroptomists celebrated 60 years of improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment Wednesday night at the Bleu Cafe.

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

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Water cascades over a 4-foot waterfall and into a pond at the home of Tim and Christina Stevens.

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"Goldie" swims around in a pond built by Tim and Christina Stevens.

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The pond at the home of Tim and Christina Stevens will be featured on the pond tour.

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Tim and Christina Stevens enjoy their pond that is filled with koi fish.

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The home of Tim and Christina Stevens will be featured in this year's pond tour.

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Dozens of Corvettes will be parked at Michael Hohl Motor Company in Carson City on July 9.

In Loving Memory James E. Lay Jr.

Don’t think of him as gone away-his journey’s just begun,life holds so many facets-this earth is only one.

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Samantha Szeciorka is back from her second Nevada Discovery Ride. Catch her at the Dangberg Home Ranch State Historic Park on July 9.

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Todd Borg will share about his Owen McKenna Mystery series at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on July 8.

Philip Charles Beeghly

Philip Charles Beeghly passed away June 17, 2017. He was born in Fallon, Nevada, and was a lifelong resident.

Susan Katherine (Thran) Hemsath

Susan Katherine (Thran) Hemsath passed away unexpectedly on June 12th, 2017 at her home in Gardnerville, NV.

O. Neil and Lois S. Smith

O. Neil and Lois S. Smith passed away five days apart, April 28, 2017, age 93 and May 3, 2017, age 91 respectively from natural causes.

Thursday, June 29

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FILE- In this June 21, 2017, file photo, a sign on the Mynt Cannabis Dispensary across the street from Harrah's hotel-casino in downtown Reno, Nev., is shown. Recreational marijuana becomes legal to buy Saturday, July 1, in Nevada and officers say they have been preparing for months to enforce the law passed by voters in November. They will focus on keeping stoned drivers off the road but also will crack down on those illegally using pot in public, which carries a $600 fine for a first offense. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

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The Carson Ranger District encompasses over 400,000 acres on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in the states of Nevada and California. It includes 330,000 acres of urban interface area west of Reno-Sparks Metropolitan Area (pop. 425,417), Carson City (pop. 54,080), Minden (pop. 3,001), and Gardnerville (pop. 5,656) in Nevada and more remote rural areas in eastern California.

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Grammy-nominated R&B group, The Spinners, are performing at the Carson Valley Inn’s outdoor music venue on July 8.

Carson Blue Jays can’t quite scrap their way to a win

A scrappy effort by the Carson Blue Jays fell just short Thursday afternoon.

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Athena McIntyre will open for The Novelists on Saturday.

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The Novelists is the second band to play this year’s Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series at the Brewery Arts Center.

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The wood-burning steam locomotives Glenbrook, left, and Inyo, will be running at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City over the Fourth of July weekend. Guy Clifton/Travel Nevada

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The Marine Corps Reserve High Desert League honor guard opens the July 4 parade last year.

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The Oasis Squares square-dancing club shows a lively step.

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Mayor Ken Tedford and city representatives including council members toss out candy to parade-watchers during last year's Fourth of July parade.

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Bob Kaster rides high above the crowd.

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Oasis Academy's pitcher lines up a shot to the plate during a 2016-17 softball game.

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Oasis coach Brad Stokes talks to the basketball team during a time out at a game last season.

Moving up

This fall, Oasis Academy’s athletics program will hold its first games as part of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association.

Playing on all-stars is more than winning

Becoming an all-star is a rite of passage for any young boy or girl.

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A large plaque is presented to the center and Senior Coaliation Board of Directors featuing a photograph by Skip Reeves of Silver State Photography; on the far right is senior center Executive Director Lisa Erquiaga.

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The first senior center's originators, the Soroptomist International of Fallon organization including president Sue Chambers (at podium).

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Mayor Ken Tedford — alongside other city, county and Pennington Foundation officials as well as the general public — is ready to clip the ribbon in front of the new life center's entrance on South Maine Street. From left, Carol Lloyd, Dona Eveatt, Kelly Frost, BJ Selinder, Bus Scharmann, Trampton Souza, Mel Foremaster, Ken Tedford, Lisa Erquaiga, Richard Stoltz, Eleanor Lockwood, Ray Ferguson, Alan Kalt, Gary Laca, Frank Woodliff III, Judy Pratt and Mark Feest.

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From left, Commissioner Bus Scharmann, architect Frank Woodliff III, contractor Ray Ferguson, project manager Trampton Souza and county building official Cliff Van Woert.

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The new William N. Penngington Life Center was filled wall-to-wall for Tuesday's dedication ceremony.

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Nevada’s bristlecone pine trees can be found in eastern Nevada.

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Roger Diedrichsen, owner of the Pizza Barn, is the July 4 parade grand marshal and a longtime supporter of Greenwave country.

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Although most families live paycheck to paycheck, they should plan for emergencies.

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FILE- This June 21, 2017, file photo shows a sign on the Mynt Cannabis Dispensary across the street from Harrah's hotel-casino in downtown Reno, Nev. The Mynt is one of at least four medical marijuana dispensaries in Reno that have received the necessary local licenses and are ready to start selling marijuana for recreational use on July 1 as long as they get their anticipated state license. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

Louise Hames

Louise Hames, 87, died June 28, 2017 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Wednesday, June 28

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The Carson 12-year-old All-Stars congratulate each other at home plate after going up 7-0 over Reno Centennial in the first inning Wednesday night.

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Carson All-Stars' Daniel Fitch nails a double Wednesday night during tournament play at Governor's Field.

Carson City All-Stars top Centennial at tourney

Carson City’s 12-year-old all-star team exploded for seven first-inning runs en route to an easy 11-1 win over Centennial in the opening round of District 1 play Wednesday night at Governors Field.

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The wood-burning steam locomotives Glenbrook, left, and Inyo, will be running at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City over the Fourth of July weekend. Guy Clifton/Travel Nevada

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A VW Passat involved in a fatal head-on collision.

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Crewmen and family members from the submarine USS Nevada take a seat in the historic McKeen Motor Car at the Nevada State Railroad Museum on June 25. Pictured from left to right are Chief of Boat Adrian Watkins; Renee Watkins; Missile Technician Anthony Sasnett; Craig Williams, Reno Council Navy League; CDR Gene Severtson; Stacey Severtson; Machinist Mate Alexander Lund; and Ed Legier, Reno Council Navy League.

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USS Nevada Gold Team Commander Gene Severtsen, fourth from left, takes time for a group photo at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Severtsen and other Nevada crewmen and their family members visited both the Nevada State Museum and the Nevada State Railroad Museum on Sunday.

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Western Nevada College Veterans Resource Director Kevin Burns talks about the college’s program for veterans as Nevada Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams, right, listens Tuesday in Carson City. Others pictured in the Veterans Resource Center are Northern Nevada Development Authority Director Robert Hooper, NNDA’s Lynn O’Mara, Judi Bishop, Olivia Lloyd and WNC Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Scott Morrison.

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Nevada Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams, left, listens to Georgia White, right, Western Nevada College’s Career and Technical Education director, talk about the college’s CISCO program on Tuesday in Carson City. Also in the photo are, from left, Northern Nevada Development Authority Director Robert Hooper, Alaina Brown, Olivia Brown, Olivia Lloyd and the NNDA’s Lynn O’Mara.

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Tahnee Robinson signs an autograph for Native children at a previous Nevada Wolfpack Basketball Camp in Carson City

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Tahnee Robinson, who played for the Wolfpack during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons, was promoted recently to director of player development for the women’s basketball program.

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Attendees check out the silent auction at the 2016 Western Nevada College Foundation Reach for the Stars academic fundraiser at Jack C. Davis Observatory.

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

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Western Nevada College biology instructor Anthony Moschetti receives a Full-Time Faculty of the Year Award at an Awards & Appreciation ceremony on May 6 at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City.

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Western Nevada College Dean of Student Services John Kinkella and Nancy Olsen congratulate graduate Willow Bartels during a ceremony as more than 100 students received their High School Equivalency during a Western Nevada College ceremony on June 19.

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Instructor Specialist Jody Coxon honors National Adult Education Honor Society recipients as more than 100 students receive their High School Equivalency during a Western Nevada College ceremony in Carson City on June 19.

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Nevada State Parks hosts ghost hunts once a month at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa, led by regional paranormal investigator Rosemary Osborn.

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Regional paranormal investigator Rosemary Osborn shows participants photos from past investigations Saturday, at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa.

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Ashlee Lombard tries to detect spiritual energy with paranormal technology inside of the Campbell House at Mormon Station State Park.

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Ashlee Lombard and Nicole Rodriguez search for spiritual entities during the paranormal investigation Saturday at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa.

Tuesday, June 27

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One person was reported dead in a head-on collision at Highway 50 and Cave Rock on Monday.

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The Sextones, in the tradition of Tower of Power and Stevie Wonder, will bring their live music to Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park's outdoor venue on Thursday.

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Catch The Novelists in a free outdoor performance July 1 in downtown Carson City.

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Duane ‘Beans’ Sousa plays in the tradition of country greats like Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson.

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Slade Rivers, a singer and songwriter from Jackson, Calif., will be at Genoa’s American Festival with his band and Duane ‘Beans’ Sousa.

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Charlie Arciniega tees off at one of the holes of the Fallon Golf Course.

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The first place team of the Arts Center's tournament. Marty Davis, Dave Nickle, Patricia Sammons, George Shaw and Jim Wilhelm.

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Billy Quillan hangs on as his bull tries to buck him off.

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Sami Webb charges between the barrels during the DeGolyer Buckin Horse and Bull Bash barrel racing.

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The 12-under Fallon all-stars include (in no order) Bryce Adams, Brady Alves, Evan Crandall, Isiah Diaz, Nicholas Downs, Rolland Grondin, Thayne Hatch, Jayce Hornby, Steven Moon, Tom Openshaw, Jeramiah Prinz, Baylor Sandberg and Francisco Tapia Jr. Coaches are Steven Moon, Bud Openshaw and Scott Downs.

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The 8-under Fallon all-stars include (in no order) Calin Anderson, Nathan Anderson, Bradley Cabral, Zayne Caswell, William Cross, Garret Helton, Lincoln Neumann, Drake Rowlett, Ashton Simar, Kyle Shawcroft, Bransyn Wright, Walker Snider and Bryce Vargas. Coaches are Josh Cabral, Kyle Hall and Christopher Newman.

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The 9-under Fallon all-stars include (in no order) Zack Adams, Chase Carnahan, Trevor Barrenchea, Matthew Bird, Anthony Juarez, Shane Hunt Jr., Ayden Lehman, Carson Melendy, Broden Pirkle, Jackson Storm, Ryder McNabb and Ryder Letourneau. Coaches are Rob Carnahan, Anthony Juarez and Sean McNabb.

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The 10-under Fallon all-stars include (in no order) Andrew Douglas, Evan Giovanetti, Joshua Gusewelle, Trevor Hyde, James Kelsey, Fenn Mackedon, Carter Paul, Garrett Payne, Drake Reid, Braden Sorensen, Mason Storm and Dominick Tapia. Coaches are Gib Mackedon, Jason Storm and Daniel Kelsey.

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Kayla Norcutt ropes a calf during a college rodeo event. Norcutt just placed third in the nation in breakaway roping at the finals in Wyoming.

Finishing with a bang

Kayla Norcutt had a perfect end to her college rodeo career, placing third in the nation in one of her events at the College National Finals Rodeo in Wyoming last weekend.

Bringing the best to Fallon

Since Fallon switched from Little League to Cal Ripken in the late 1990s, it has hosted several state and regional all-star tournaments.

Great family fun

The fourth annual DeGolyer Buckin’ Horse and Bull Bash came to an end Saturday, and the weekend’s rodeo is being hailed a success.

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Chris Henning addresses the croud at the dedication of the Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Fire Department's service memorial.

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The new memorial features the names of the department's charter members, right, past chiefs and those firefighters who have served 20 years or more.

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CCHS HOSA students present their donation check to Candee Candler of Donor Network West. Students from left to right, Brynlee Shults, Broder Thurston, Whitney Skabelund and Zoey Swisher.

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Churchill County High School Health Science II students receive $5,000 from the Lead2Feed Challenge, which the students decided to donate to Donor Network West in honor of their high-school student organ donation awareness campaign.

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Councilman James Richardson, Ward III, is also sworn in by Tedford in the city hall council chambers.

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Councilwoman Kelly Frost, Ward I, is sworn in last week by Mayor Ken Tedford.

Clifford Robert Miller

Clifford Robert Miller, age 68 of Carson City, passed away on May 31, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services. 775-883-5500

Nancy Ann (Tate) Gourley

Nancy Ann (Tate) Gourley passed away peacefully Sunday June 18, 2017 at Carson Tahoe Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 71.

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People are constantly looking for ways to improve their scent.

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Loud noises such as fireworks may affect your dog, especially with the Fourth of July nearing.

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In this June 5, 2017, self portrait provided by Anya Sellsted shows herself inside a tent near Twin Lakes, Calif. Sellsted had traversed the highest snow-covered passes and forded raging rivers during her hike from Mexico to Canada when she ran into trouble in the high Sierra Nevada mountains. While crossing a log over a rushing creek in Yosemite National Park, Calif., the Seattle woman fell in the deep water and was gasping for air as the weight of her backpack pushed her under. (Anya Sellsted AP)

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In this June 20, 2017, photo provided by Anya Sellsted shows a snow covered section of the Pacific Crest Trail, near Sisters, Oregon. Sellsted had traversed the highest snow-covered passes and forded raging rivers during her hike from Mexico to Canada when she ran into trouble in the high Sierra Nevada mountains. While crossing a log over a rushing creek in Yosemite National Park, the Seattle woman fell in the deep water and was gasping for air as the weight of her backpack pushed her under. She is among a growing number of hikers who have posted dramatic accounts of saving their own skin after close calls on the Pacific Crest Trail, thanks to melting snow that have swelled creeks and rivers. (Anya Sellsted via AP)

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In this Monday, June 5, 2017, photo, Jake Gustafson crosses a creek along the Pacific Crest Trail near Sequoia National Park, Calif. With hundreds of so-called thru-hikers entering the high Sierra early in the season, their experiences serve as a cautionary tale for others planning weekend or summer wilderness escapes. More than a dozen people have drowned in Sierra rivers at lower elevations, including one in Yosemite and three in Sequoia National Park, and rangers are warning hikers to think twice about crossing swift water. (Wesley Tils via AP)

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In this Tuesday, June 6, 2017, photo, Jake Gustafson crosses a creek along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. Jake Gustafson, 21, a McDonald's manager from Pennsylvania, was one of those pressing on despite what he called "fear mongering" on social media. The worst thing he encountered as he and a friend approached Yosemite this week was sunburned nostrils from solar reflection off snow. "We're considered the daredevils," said Gustafson, who sends a "Not dead yet" message by satellite to his mother each night. "We like the sense of danger, I guess." (Wesley Tils via AP)

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In this May 22, 2017, photo taken along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kearsarge Lakes in Kings Canyon National Park, , Calif., shows conditions after a snowy winter and spring. Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, on America’s West Coast, have been detouring California’s high Sierra in droves this year because of persistent snow and raging creeks. Several hikers have had close calls while attempting to cover the scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada. (Brien Bower via AP)

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In this early June 2015 photo taken along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kearsarge Lakes in Kings Canyon National Park shows what conditions were when there was little snow on the trail. Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, on America’s West Coast, have been detouring California’s high Sierra in droves this year because of persistent snow and raging creeks. Several hikers have had close calls while attempting to cover the scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada. (Brien Bower via AP)

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In this May 15, 2017, selfie shows hiker Brien Bower in a snow storm along Pacific Crest Trail in California's southern Sierra Nevada. Bower, who hiked the 2,600-mile trail in 2015, detoured from the trail this spring after being caught in an avalanche and encountering dangerous river crossings and ended his effort to complete the hike after getting sick. (Brien Bower via AP)

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In this Sunday, June 4, 2017 satellite photo provided by the US National Weather Service that shows the Pacific Crest Trail in California's high Sierra drawn in red surrounded by snowpack. The dream trip of a lifetime has turned to nightmares for some hikers as a massive snowpack in the Sierra Nevada covers the trail and turns rivers to torrents. (US National Weather Service via AP)

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In this Thursday, June 15, 2017, photo, Jake Gustafson crosses wading chest-deep in still waters with his backpack over his head at Evolution Creek along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. With hundreds of so-called thru-hikers entering the high Sierra early in the season, their experiences serve as a cautionary tale for others planning weekend or summer wilderness escapes. More than a dozen people have drowned in Sierra rivers at lower elevations, including one in Yosemite and three in Sequoia National Park, and rangers are warning hikers to think twice about crossing swift water. (Wesley Tils via AP)

AP | Anya Sellsted

In this May 29, 2017, self portrait photo taken with the help of a timer, shows Anya Sellsted standing in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. Sellsted had traversed the highest snow-covered passes and forded raging rivers during her hike from Mexico to Canada when she ran into trouble in the high Sierra Nevada mountains. (Anya Sellsted AP)

AP | Wesley Tils

In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017, photo, Wesley Tils crosses a snowfield below Forester Pass in Sequoia National Park along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, on America’s West Coast, have been detouring California’s high Sierra in droves this year because of persistent snow and raging creeks. Several hikers have had close calls while attempting to cover the scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada. (Jake Gustafson via AP)

AP | Wesley Tils

In this Friday, June 16, 2017, photo, Jake Gustafson crosses Bear Creek along the Pacific Crest Trail near Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. With hundreds of so-called thru-hikers entering the high Sierra early in the season, their experiences serve as a cautionary tale for others planning weekend or summer wilderness escapes. More than a dozen people have drowned in Sierra rivers at lower elevations, including one in Yosemite and three in Sequoia National Park, and rangers are warning hikers to think twice about crossing swift water. (Wesley Tils via AP)

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Troy Deibert of Truckee rails across the Ash to King's trail on his way to a 3rd place finish in the Men's Masters category and a 8th place overall for the 50 mile event Saturday during the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road mountain bike race.

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Members of the Carson High School mountain bike team ride on the Creek Trail above Carson City.

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Connor McRae, 16, ride the Ash to Kings Canyon Trail in June 2016.

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Jared Marchegger comes through in 4th place on the Ash to King's trail during the 15-mile event during the 2016 Carson City Off-Road.

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Connor and Tobin McRae ride the Ash to Kings Canyon Trail in June 2016 in Carson City.

Marilyn Jean McRae Bruggemeyer

Marilyn Jean McRae Bruggemeyer, age 57, born in Klamath Falls, OR to John McRae and Charlene Warner left us April 3rd, 2017 after losing to long-standing illness.

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Hear The Sextones live on Thursday in Minden.

Charles C. Hill

Chuck was born on May 3, 1958 in San Bernardino, California. He grew up in Bishop, California and graduated from Bishop Union High School in 1976. While living in Bishop, he acquired his love of the outdoors, hiking, backpacking, camping and fishing. He contiued his love of the outdoors when moving to Carson City, Nevada, and enjoyed his camping trips up Highway 88, Topaz Lake and Lake Tahoe. He enjoyed photographing the Eagles and the wildlife in the Carson Valley.

Monday, June 26

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Ali Banister, chief of Juvenile Probation Services, sits in on a recent Behavioral Task Force meeting in Carosn City.

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Security bridge concept as business people running across two high cliffs with the help of a safe giant umbrella bridging the gap.

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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, water flows through an irrigation canal to crops near Lemoore, Calif. The federal regulators evaluating Gov. Jerry Brown's decades-old ambitions to re-engineer the water supplies from California's largest river are promising a status update Monday, June 26, 2017, as Brown's $16 billion proposal to shunt part of the Sacramento through two mammoth tunnels awaits a crucial yes or no from national agencies. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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

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Maya, an eight-year-old Boston Terrier, is looking for a home to show her love.

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Hoss is a six-year-old Boston terrier/mix who would love to have a family with no other pets.

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The four Washoe books written and translated by Lisa Enos and Tribe Elder Melba Rakow are shown here Friday.

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Lisa Enos of Dresslerville, left, and Tribe Elder Melba Rakow of Storey County have written four Washoe books.

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Elizabeth Hardin, Head Girl Scholar at the RSIC Honoring our Students Social Powwow, says: "Graduating both high school and (with) my AA degree is getting me a few steps ahead in my educational journey."

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Chandler Sampson, Head Boy Scholar, says: "Education opens doors to your future."

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Graduates and transitioning students young and old took part in the Round Dance during the June 15 powwow.

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Male Fancy Dancers take part in the June 16 Grand Entry.

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The Eagle Staff carrier leads Native American military veterans during the Grand Entry of the powwow’s first day, on June 16.

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A father and son take in the sights and sounds.

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Regional Native Americans take part in the June 16 Grand Entry.

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A young dancer impresses the crowd.

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A T-shirt commemorating Stewart Indian School (1890-1980) was on display at the June 16 Grand Entry.

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Junior girls fancy dancing on June 16.

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These two young female tiny tots — the smallest and youngest Native dancers — also took part in the June 16 festivities.

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A Jingle Dress dancer shows off her pride.

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Dominic Binkeddy, Navajo, of Stockton, California, fancy dances as part of the 2017 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow grand entrance the evening of June 16 in Carson City.

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Lucy Carnahan, left, and Nathan Strong recently took over as directors of the Chamber of Commerce and CEDA.

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Ben Douglass, left, talks with Lucy Carnahan and Sheriff Ben Trotter.

Delia L. Barr

Delia L. Barr, 96, a Gardnerville resident, died June 22, 2017 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Daina Michelle Scherbenske

Daina Michelle Rash Scherbenske went home to live forever with our Lord Jesus Christ on June 14, 2017, while surrounded by her loving family.

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Several seniors enjoy the new senior center's first meal prepared Monday.

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The new life center for seniors offers relaxing, socializing, dining, art and recreation opportunities, salon and medical services as well as other resources.

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Senior center staff members converse and laugh while finishing up the first meal prepared at the new William N. Pennington Life Center on south Maine Street. From left, volunteer Edna Dianda, volunteer coordinator Jen Freeman and volunteer Connie Sexton.

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David Mahe graduated this spring from Reed High School. He will attend Truckee Meadows Community College in the fall.

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From left, Jonas Grant III, Nathan Cortez and and Quecholli Fortunate Eagle Nordwall graduated (along with David Mahe) from Reed High School this spring, each adorning sacred feathers on their graduation caps.

Nancy Craven Grange

Beloved wife, mother, sister, travel partner and best friend, Nancy Grange passed away peacefully on January 23, 2017.

Grayce Ann Calli

Grayce Ann Calli, age 92, a Carson City resident and antiques business owner for many years, passed gently and peacefully into our Lords arms on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. She was well known and loved by many.

Richard Maldonado Sr.

Richard Maldonado Sr. entered the Spirit World on June 23rd, 2017 with his family by his side.

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Craig Stolo of Western Turf lays the sod.

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The Capitol grounds is receiving a new lawn.

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy kicks off the Levitt AMP Concert Series Friday night at the Brewery Arts Center.

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy rocked Carson City Friday night.

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Lead singer and guitarist for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Scotty Morris, performs with his band at the Brewery Arts Center Friday night.

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There was a huge turnout at the Brewery Arts Center Friday night for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

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Christine Anderson and Ian Van Rensselaer cut the rug at the Levitt AMP Concert featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Friday night.

Bianca Marie Fryman

Bianca Marie Fryman, 32 of Carson City, passed away on June 23, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations 775-888-6800.

Sunday, June 25

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Nevada Army National Guard Sgt. Sam Hunt, an electrician with G Company, 2/238th General Support Aviation Battalion on the flight line at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Stead, Nev., on May 12. Hunt is the first openly transgender soldier of the Nevada National Guard. Tech. Sgt. Emerson Marcus

Saturday, June 24

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An U.S. flag is illuminated at sunset on Saturday, June 30, 2007, on the site of a home on Lake Tahoe Boulevard that was destroyed by the Angora Fire in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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A car is in ruin in the Tahoe Mountain area after being devastated by the Angora Fire.

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The night sky is illuminated by the Angora fire south of Lake Tahoe during the first night of the Angora fire in 2007.

Carson Blue Jays win twice on Saturday

RENO — The good times continue for the Carson Blue Jays.

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Robby Andrews, second from right, wins the men's 1500 meters ahead of second-place finisher Matthew Centrowitz, right, at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Tori Bowie, second from left, wins the women's 100 meters as Deajah Stevens, right, finishes second, Ariana Washington, left, finishes third, and Morolake Akinosun, second from right, takes fourth at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Robby Andrews, left, reacts to winning the men's 1500 meters ahead of second-place finisher Matthew Centrowitz, right, at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Fred Kerley, third from left, wins the men's 400 meters at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Gil Roberts, left, came in second, and Wil London III, right, finished third. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Paul Chelimo sprints to a a win in the men's 5,000 meters at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Emma Coburn, right, runs with Courtney Frerichs, left, and Colleen Quigley, center, through the water in the women's 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Coburn won the event, Frerichs finished second, and Quigley finished third. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Justin Gatlin, right, shakes hands with Christopher Belcher, left, after Gatlin won the men's 100 meters and Belcher finished third at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Christina Manning, Dawn Harper, Kendra Harrison, and Nia Ali, from left, pose for photos with U.S. flags after running the women's 100 hurdles at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Harrison won the event, Ali took second, Manning finished third, and Harper was fourth. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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U.S. Army runner Paul Chelimo salutes as he finishes first in the men's 5,000 meters at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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This year’s Fuji Park Flat Track races will be held on Aug. 19. Tickets will be discounted through July 1. Photo by Shannon Litz/Nevada Photo Source

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Darrell Moody: North Valleys to 3A was right thing to do

At last, a move in the NIAA that makes sense.

SoCal offensive lineman commits to Pack

The Nevada football team has received its third verbal commitment from a California player for the 2018 season.

Friday, June 23

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver (0) dunks as Iowa State's Deonte Burton (30) watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Carson Blue Jays split in tournament, have won 8 of 10

SPARKS — The Carson Blue Jays have gotten better as the summer has progressed, and their eight wins in the last 10 games have proven that.

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

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American Nurses Association President Pamela Cipriano holds up a list of essential health benefits as she discusses the effects of the proposed Republican healthcare legislation on families at a news conference with Democratic senators on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to reporters at the Capitol after Republicans released their long-awaited bill to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. He is one of four GOP senators to say they are opposed it but are open to negotiations, which could put the measure in immediate jeopardy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) )

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks on to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017, following a meeting with Senate Republicans on a health reform bill. Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks at a news conference in Las Vegas. Governors in states that expanded Medicaid are wary of a bill revealed Thursday, June 22, 2017, by Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate. The expansion of the state-federal program has allowed 11 million lower-income Americans to gain health coverage. Among the Republicans voicing concern are Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sandoval. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)

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Minden's Brian Hanson displays his 1937 Ford Rat Friday at the Rockabilly Riot in Mills Park. The event runs through tomorrow and is free to the public.

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9-year-old Addie Quinn has her hair done by Vixens & Vanity's Janis Lokke of Reno Friday morning at the Rockabilly Riot.

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Carson City resident Don Burror's custom built bug sits on display in Mills Park Friday.

Darrell Moody: Hopefully, Cam’s dream rockets forward

Cameron Oliver’s NBA dream took a little bit of a hit when the 6-foot-8 Nevada sophomore forward went undrafted Thursday night.

Eloise E. (Tolles) Koenig

Eloise (Tolles) Koenig passed away on June 1, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer.

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The county recognized Chief Financial Officer Alan Kalt and the Churchill County Museum's Pauline Alles for 25 years of service. From left, Commissioner Bus Scharmann, Kalt, Alles and Commissioner Carl Erquiaga.

Judy Giurlani Wood

Judy Giurlani Wood, was a loving mother, foster-mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She was a kind and generous soul who opened her heart and home to everyone. Judy found humor in everything and would always make you smile.

Thursday, June 22

Joe Santoro: Chuck Barris would be proud of Pack coaching staff

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... All things considered, the Nevada Wolf Pack football team should start the 2017 season with a 1-3 record.

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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2016 file photo, Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak talks about the items banned on the Strip and downtown's Fremont Street Experience for New Year's Eve 2017. Sisolak, who heads the elected board overseeing the Las Vegas Strip, says he's running for governor as a Democrat. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)

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Teams of four golfers compete at the Fallon Golf Course during last year's Art Center tournament.

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David Gregory, right, along with teammates Phillip Wurdinger and Dakota Loins gang up on their horse

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Fallon's Whitney Skabelund goes high to battle North Valleys in a non-league volleyball match.

Fallon coaches weigh in on North Valleys’ drop to 3A

There’s going to be a new sibling to fight next year in the 3A North.

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Catmint and snow in summer

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Catmint hardy geranium snow in summer

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A panoramic view of Lake Tahoe, as seen above the South Shore.

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A downtown icon, the Fallon Theatre has a storied façade and other unique aspects which contributed to it being added to the Nevada State Register of Historic Places.

Zachary Robert Heinz

Beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin, Zachary Robert Heinz, age 21 of Carson City, Nevada, passed away June 7, 2017 after a brief struggle with depression.

Janice Aycock

Janice Aycock of Carson City, NV, passed away on October 9, 2016. Arrangements were under the care of Aztlan Mortuary, San Diego, CA 619-337-8100

Dottie “Bernice” Beason

Dottie “Bernice” Beason, 59, passed peacefully at her home in Lone Pine, CA after a year long battle with lung cancer.

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A water tank built in 2010 on Amber Way by the Town of Minden.

Wednesday, June 21

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A sign on the Mynt Cannabis Dispensary across the street from Harrah's hotel-casino in downtown Reno, Nev., is pictured Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The Mynt is one of at least four medical marijuana dispensaries in Reno that have received the necessary local licenses and are ready to start selling marijuana for recreational use on July 1 if the state is able to comply with a court order regarding distribution licenses. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

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FILE - In this July 31, 2015, file photo, people line up to be among the first in Nevada to legally purchase medical marijuana at the Silver State Relief dispensary in Sparks, Nev. Nevada's marijuana regulators are working furiously to launch recreational sales on July 1, a fast-approaching deadline that could hinge on a court deciding whether the powerful liquor industry should be guaranteed a piece of the pot pie before tourists and residents can light up. Lawyers for the liquor industry, marijuana retailers and the state are facing a judge Monday, June 19, 2017, to argue whether Nevada has the authority to issue marijuana distribution licenses to anyone besides alcohol distributors. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

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Surrounded by vendors Mayor Bob Crowell cuts the ribbon at the opening of the 2017 Home and Garden Show in the Carson Mall. The show runs all day through the weekend and is free to the public.

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Connie Wiseman of Carson City looks at the Greenhouse Garden Center's fountain Wednesday in the Carson Mall.

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Valerie Sue Meyer, practices at Mills Park in Carson City, on Wednesday afternoon.

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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan, right, of Wisconsin, administers the House oath of office to Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., second from left, during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rosen said Wednesday, June 21, 2017, she will seek the Democratic nomination to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller in the 2018 election. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson, file)

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FILE - In this June 14, 2016 file photo, Congressional candidate Jacky Rosen attends an election night party in Las Vegas. Nevada Rep. Rosen said Wednesday, June 21, 2017, she will seek the Democratic nomination to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller in the 2018 election. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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Pro Woman's backcountry race winner, Rose Grant, is greeted by happy fans during Sunday's Carson City Off-Road race. Grant won the woman's race in 4:36.41. For more photos, go to nevadaappeal.com.

Garcia hired as Carson High girls soccer coach

Jose Garcia, a fixture in the soccer scene in Carson City for the last 14 years, has been hired as Carson High’s girls soccer coach.

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OJ Simpson appears via video conference in front of a panel of the Nevada Parole Board in 2013.

Carson Futbol Club holding tryouts this weekend

Valerie Sue Meyer, who started with Carson Futbol Club at age 11, says the club prepared her for three successful varsity seasons at Carson High School and her next step — college soccer.

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Carson High School CTE health sciences students work with Carson Fire Department for EMT skills training as part of their health sciences curriculum.

Grayce Ann Calli

Grayce Ann Calli, 92 of Carson City, passed away on June 20, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations 775-888-6800.

Twana Marie Johnson

Twana Marie Johnson, 80, passed away Sunday the 18th at her daughter’s home from complications of ALS.

Margaret Ellen Olesen

Margaret Olesen, 95, of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away quietly at her home on June 15, 2017.

Douglas C. Bixby

Douglas C. Bixby of Gardnerville, passed away February 3, 2017. Arrangements are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965

Francis A. Clermont

Francis A. Clermont of Wellington, NV, passed away February 14, 2017. Arrangments are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965

Ralph M. Cornell Jr.

Ralph M. Cornell Jr. of Gardnerville, NV passed away May 5, 2017. Arrangements are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965

Carl T. Johnson

Carl T. Johnson of Gardnerville, NV, passed away February 7, 2017. Arrangements are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Merna L. Murano

Merna L. Murano of Gardnerville, NV, passed away December 27, 2016. Arrangments are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Styrr Arlillius Bowman-Miller

Styrr Arlillius Bowman-Miller 5, beloved son of Johnny Miller and Tawny Bowman died on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from injuries he sustained in an accident.

John Thacker

Celebration of Life for John will be held on Saturday July 15th at the Park in Unionville, Nevada at 1:00 pm.

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An aerial photo of the Carson City Bypass, looking southeast, taken June 10 during the Carson City Airport's open house.

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An aerial photo of the Carson City Bypass, looking north, taken June 10 during the Carson City Airport's open house.

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The finishing touches are being put on the I-580 extension with a fun run scheduled on the new stretch of highway on July 22nd.

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A sculpture featuring sheep and a shepherd are featured artwork along the 580 extension in Carson City.

Tuesday, June 20

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Lyon County is dealing with flood-related issues.

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Leadership Institute Class of 2017

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Best Annual Event - David and Ellie Bugli, Carson City Symphony Annual Pops Party Concert

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Volunteer of the Year - Robert Ash, Instructor Chamber Professional Development Series

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Volunteer of the Year - Kellie George, The Grinch for Silver& Snowflakes Festival of Lights

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Chamber members gather in the Carson Mall for the 2017 Carson City Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala and Awards Celebration on Tuesday.

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Front row, from left: Roger Herrera, Danny Manzo, Max Navarro, Osvaldo Gomez, Raul Lopez, Javier Vega and Angel Gonzalez. Back row, from left: Manager Terese Martinez, Guillermo Hernandez, Adrian Torres, Ricky Gonzalez, Christian Martinez, Efren Ramirez, Ernesto Lamas, Guillermo Perez, Lex Merrifield, Isael Lopez and Coach Frank Martinez

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Justin Rivera, of ‘America’s Got Talent Fame,’ will be at the Brewery Arts Center on June 30.

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Catch the Mo’z Motley Blues Band on Thursday at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden.

Running for heroes

Time is running out to do pre-registration for the second annual Honoring American Heroes 5K.

Twana M. Johnson

Twana M. Johnson, 80, died June 18, 2017 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Jerry F. Hofer Sr

Jerry F. Hofer Sr, 75, died June 18, 2017 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Diana L. Weaver

Diana (Dyna) loved so many things about life, but she loved taking road trips most of all, when on the hot afternoon of Saturday, June 17, 2017 she decided to take her final road trip home, without a doubt taking a detour thru Yellowstone on the way. When she arrived at the garden in the sky she was greeted by her husband Jimmy Weaver (2013) and son James Weaver(1986) who preceded her in death. Surviving her is her daughter Deborah Striplin, granddaughter Elizabeth Allen, grandson James Striplin Jr., sister Sue, brother Preston and extended family.

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Visitors walk among the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Riders from Journey of Hope arrive in Fallon on Saturday morning.

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Churchill County School District will gain a new Food Services director next school year and a slight meal cost increase through its meal service provider, Chartwells.

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A Saturday afternoon fire raced through a triplex on Rio Vista at U.S. Highway 95. Both the Fallon / Churchill Volunteer Fire Department and Federal Fire Department from Naval Air Station Fallon responded to the fire. Assistant Chief Bill Lawry of Fallon / Churchill said the fire displaced four adults. The Red Cross took care of three people, but Lawry said the fourth declined help. He said paramedics from NAS Fallon stood by, but no injuries were reported.

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Summer is the time to ensure your feet are ready for the sandal-wearing weather.

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The Little Caesars Love Kitchen food truck delivered enough pizza to feed almost 300 Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada members. The Love Kitchen travels across the U.S. providing hot pizza meals to veterans and families, some of whom may not otherwise get one. This is the third year the Love Kitchen has visited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada in Carson City.

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Ron and Marilee Swirczek were married for 26 years.

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Cyclists leave McFadden Plaza on Tuesday morning for the 2017 Carson City Invitational Celebrity Bike Ride sponsored by Muscle Powered.

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Dr. Joseph McEllistrem

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Staff at the Mallory Crisis Center include, from left, Kelli Frey, RN; Janine Petrick, RN and Dr. Beth Haase.

Monday, June 19

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Ken Smith, right, and Frank Reynolds

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Macro photo of biting mosquito

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Catmint hardy geranium snow in summer

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Catmint and snow in summer

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The new senior center includes a spacious kitchen with top-of-the-line features.

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The William N. Pennington Life Center on South Maine Street is ready for occupying, including the bright and airy dining hall.

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Mark Langston, left, talks with cyclist Adam Brown during the Journey of Hope event at Western Nevada College, in Carson City, Nev. on Friday, June 17, 2017. More than 30 cyclists from Pi Kappa Phi fraternities from across the nation visited WNC as part of a cross-country bike ride to help raise awareness about people with disabilities.

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Kimberly Dawson, with Western Nevada College, teaches Robert Woodrum and his mom Homa sign language during the Journey of Hope event at WNC, in Carson City, Nev. on Friday, June 17, 2017. More than 30 cyclists from Pi Kappa Phi fraternities from across the nation visited WNC as part of a cross-country bike ride to help raise awareness about people with disabilities. The annual event includes numerous vendors from local disability-related services, food, music and activities for the kids. Photo by Tim Dunn/Nevada Photo Source

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Larry Lippmann as Hank Monk

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McCammon and Kennedy

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Batamba

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John Robert Anderson

John Robert Anderson, 84, died June 15, 2017 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Walton’s Funeral Home, Carson City, 775-882-4965

May Doreen Harper

May Doreen Harper, 77 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 17, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Gloria Marsh

Gloria Marsh, age 88 of Dayton, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home. 775 -882-2644.

Gaylord Everett Atkinson Jr.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of our father, Gaylord “Everett” Atkinson Jr. on June 14, 2017.

Judy Probert

Judy Probert, 75, passed on May 5, 2017 in a Reno, Nevada hospital. She was the widower of Harold Probert. They shared 45 happy years of marriage together.

Saturday, June 17

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Kenny Wehn of Durango, Colo. climbs the hill above Curry St. on his way to winning the 35-mile 40+ amateur category Saturday.

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35-mile amateur competitor Mark McKenny picks up his commemorative railroad spike from a volunteer Saturday at the finish of his race.

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Lance Armstrong crosses the finish line of the 50-mile Carson City Off-Road mountain bike race Saturday.

Darrell Moody: Carson’s Keema wins student-athlete honor

A belated congratulations to Carson High graduate Jace Keema, who was one of eight winners honored by My21 TV and the Reviglio family.

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Mary Ann and Gilbert Dixon, of Fallon, pose with their Ford 1923 T-Bucket Delivery and 1923 T-Bucket on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The Dixons will join T-Bucket enthusiasts from across the country at the T-Bucket Alliance National Convention June 22-24 at Mills Park in Carson City. Photo by Kim Lamb/Nevada Photo Source

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Irene and Chief Art Beaton proudly hold their almost-three-year-old son Ken for a family portrait. The proud couple is looking forward to celebrating its fourth Mother’s Day and Father’s Day later in 1944.

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Carson High School CTE graduating seniors Shaylin Segura and Sophia Waite received the Outstanding CTE award for entrepreneurship.

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Carson High School CTE graduating senior, Maya Vasquez, received the Outstanding CTE award for culinary arts.

Red-hot Carson Blue Jays win again

RENO — Thanks to a 14-hit attack, the Carson Blue Jays made it four straight wins with an easy 18-6 win over the Colt 45s at the Reno Athletics Tournament on Saturday morning.

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From left, Josie Verive-Cain, Kyle Brune, Nicolas Baggio and Lucas Stocz participate in a Minecraft workshop at the Carson City Library in 2016. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Thursday providing an additional $500,000 for statewide library programs. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

Friday, June 16

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Canadian Geoff Kabush crosses the finish line first ahead of Todd Wells Friday evening during the Carson City Off-Road's Fat Tire Criterium.

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The Pro Women's field, including eventual winner Katerina Nash (far left) leaves the starting line Friday night at the start of the Fat Tire Criterium.

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Geoff Kabush raises his hands to celebrate as he crosses the finish line during the men's criterium Friday night in downtown Carson CIty.

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Geoff Kabush raises his hands to celebrate as he crosses the finish line during the men's criterium Friday night in downtown Carson CIty.

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Dawson Swain,9, of Talahasse, Floriday gets instruction from a Rippin' Chix Mountain Bike clinic leader during the expo at the Carson City Off-Road race Friday.

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Reno Devo team member and 2016 National Champion in her age group Mya Dixon toes the line during the 15-mile fun ride Friday afternoon.

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Sheriff Kenny Furlong fires a shotgun to start the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road 15-mile fun ride Friday afternoon in front of the Capitol.

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Robert Pennal, a retired special agent supervisor with the Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice, speaks to a group of regional law enforcement agencies at the Carson City Sheriff's Office in Carson City, Nev. on Friday, June 9, 2017. Partnership Carson City funded the training session on the dangers first responders face from fentanyl and butane hash oil. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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The seventh annual Rockabilly Riot runs Thursday through Sunday in Mills Park, including drag races, car shows and a pin-up contest. Photo by Brad Horn/Nevada Photo Source

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Steve Hale as Snowshoe Thompson

Kurt Muench

Dear Mom (Patti Merriner) Dear Dad (Heiko Muench) Dear Sonja, Natasha, Rachael, Christina, Heiko Jr. Trevor and All the Family and Friends.

Dorrine Sadilek

Dorrine Sadilek,79, passed away June 14, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is caring for the arrangements. 775-882-4965

Benjamin M. Nix

Benjamin M. Nix, 46 of Carson City, passed away on June 9, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

June D. Rubrecht

June D. Rubrecht, 98 of Carson City, passed away on June 16, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Lillian H. Warboys

Lillian H. Warboys, 99, passed away June 5, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is caring for the arrangements. 775-882-4965

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Jeff and Jessica Young talk to a customer at the Shoe Tree Brewing Company bar and tasting room.

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Troy Deibert of Truckee rails across the Ash to King's trail on his way to a 3rd place finish in the Men's Masters category and a 8th place overall for the 50 mile event Saturday during the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road mountain bike race.

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Muscle Powered volunteers work on a section of Ash Canyon trails above Carson City, Nev., on Friday, May 12, 2017. Photo by Cody Blue/Nevada Photo Source

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Junior Jared Barnard lays down a bunt for the Senators Thursday.

Thursday, June 15

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Great Basin Native Artist Joyce McCauley talks about the regalia she creates for Native American dancers. McCauley is one of several artists whose work will appear in the second installment of the Great Basin Native Artists show. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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In this screen grab from Lance Armstrong's Instagram, Armstrong is seen riding in Carson City with fellow rider Payson McElveen on Thursday.

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Jeff and Jessica Young talk to a customer at the Shoe Tree Brewing Company bar and tasting room.

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This impressive monument honoring U.S. Army camel driver “Hi Jolly” lies near his grave and the grave of his favorite camel in Quartsite, Ariz.

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A Marine pauses to pay his respect to one of 2,289 boys buried at the Aisne-Marne American Battle Monuments Cemetery in France. Eben Bradbury Jr. was one of the 116,708 American boys killed in action in World War I. Eben rests eternally in Plot A, row 7, Grave 84.

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Darity Openshaw, left, and her sister Blair Johnson, cut the ribbon to announce the reopening of their business in a larger building. Holding the ribbon are Amber Ayers, left, and Valerie Johnson, both from the Chamber of Commerce.

Carson Blue Jays (slowly) roll to win against Dayton

RENO — A ball that never left the infield was the turning point in Thursday’s Carson-Dayton game at the Reno Athletics Tournament.

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A historical evolution of flags are lined up in a display.

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Many people in the audience wave small flags during the Flag Day ceremony.

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Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford offers a few words about Flag Day's meaning.

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Fallon Elks exalted ruler Kris Berlin, left, and past exalted ruler Bruce Reed present a plaqueon Flag Day to Lisa Erquiaga, director of the William N. Pennington Life Center.

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Bruce Reed, left, former Fallon Elks exalted ruler, assists Lisa Erquiaga and Boy Scouts Ethan Jonte, center, and Chris Jeppeson with the raising of the flag. Erquiaga is the executive director of the William N. Pennington Life Center.

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A historical evolution of flags are lined up in a display.

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Many people in the audience wave small flags during the Flag Day ceremony.

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Fallon Elks exalted ruler Kris Berlin, left, and past exalted ruler Bruce Reed present a plaqueon Flag Day to Lisa Erquiaga, director of the William N. Pennington Life Center.

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Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford offers a few words about Flag Day's meaning.

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Bruce Reed, left, former Fallon Elks exalted ruler, assists Lisa Erquiaga and Boy Scouts Ethan Jonte, center, and Chris Jeppeson with the raising of the flag. Erquiaga is the executive director of the William N. Pennington Life Center.

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Ludie Henley , left, and Larry and Dixie Eddy are pictured at the 113-year-old house in Prescott, Ariz., which was owned by Ludie’s great-aunt, Ida Haskell Brown, and her husband, Ziba. The Eddys now own the home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Crystal Rose Briscoe

Our lives have been forever changed. It is with heavy hearts that on June 11, 2017 we lost our warrior princess.

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The East Center Farmers Market has vendors selling fresh produce.

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A vendor serves refreshments at the Maine Street Farmers Market.

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Frank Guisti, Jr.

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1923 girls basketball team.

Carolyn Renae Simnad

Carolyn Renae Simnad was born on March 11, 1947, and passed away on June 11, 2017, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Esperanza Duran Padilla

Esperanza Duran Padilla, age 76 of Carson City, passed away on May 20, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services, 775-883-5500

Lawrence Adrian Walter, Jr

Lawrence Adrian Walter Jr, age 55 of Carson City, passed away on June 13, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services 775-883-5500

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Carson City's Renee Williamson heads towards Genoa during the Pony Expres re-ride Wednesday.

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Ed Lynch,right, helps Jim Phelan of Tahoe City with the ‘mochila’ exchange at the base of the old Kingsbury Grade Wednesday afternoon in the Carson Valley during the Pony Express re-ride. Pony Express riders had completed their re-ride through central Nevada earlier in the day that included stops east of Fallon at Cold Springs and south of Silver Springs at Fort Churchill.

Richard Gitthens III

On June 14th, 2017, Rich’s 37th birthday, the world tragically lost a truly good man.

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As part of the junior rodeo, children competed in the mutin busting competition, riding sheep.

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Kelly Quillan picks up speed in the barrel races, one of the most popular attractions of the third annual DeGolyer Buckin' Horse and Bull Bash.

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You will always be remembered father/brother/husband/nephew/uncle/friend

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Artists are being called to submit their work in the Spirit of America art show.

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Mormon Station State Historic Park is the site of several free events in July, starting with the annual Genoa American Festival on July 4.

Nevada lands football commit

The University of Nevada football team has landed its second verbal commitment for the 2018 season in Crenshaw High’s Patrick Willis, Scout.com reported on Sunday.

Wednesday, June 14

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The audience responds to a question from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Raymond Spencer of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as he gives a presentation about online dangers at the Brewery Arts Center on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The presentation was put on through Sierra Nevada Forums in conjunction with Partnership Carson City. For more information, go to pcccarson.org. Photo by Shannon Litz/Nevada Photo Source

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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Raymond Spencer of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force talks about online dangers at the Brewery Arts Center on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The presentation was put on through Sierra Nevada Forums in conjunction with Partnership Carson City. For more information, go to pcccarson.org. Photo by Shannon Litz/Nevada Photo Source

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A Nevada Air Guard NCO presents the Betsy Ross Flag during the five flag ceremony Wednesday morning at the Capitol.

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Brigadier General Zachary Doser, Director of the Joint Staff, Nevada National Guard presents the Army birthday message during Flag Day cermonies at the Nevada State Capitol in Carson Wednesday.

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Senior Airman Mariah Connell plays the Army Song on the bagpipes during Flag Day cermonies at the State Capitol.

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From left, Bill Miles, owner of Miles Construction, introduces Richard Saute, president of Cosmetic Enterprises, at the groundbreaking ceremony along with Miles Project Manager Stacy Reid.

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Members of Miles Construction and Cosmetic Enterprises Ltd unite on construction grounds Wednesday morning at Dayton Industrial Park, in celebration of CEL's groundbreaking location.

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A Kona rider leads the chase group across 2nd Street with hopes of catching Geoff Kabush and Russell Finsterwald who had broken away.

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Canadian Geoff Kabush (Scott) raises his arms in victory as he crosses the finish line of the Pro Men's Fat Tire Criterium Friday night in downtown Carson City.

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Russell Finsterwald (SRAM/Troy Lee Designs) leads eventual winner Geoff Kabush (Scott) across 2nd Street Friday evening during the Epic Rides Fat Tire Criterium.

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The students keep detailed notebooks with images, charts and notes related to the group’s research project on inflammation.

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The WNC Fallon three-week biomedical research group meets in their lab on campus to study inflammation. From left, back row: McKenzie Feest, Dr. Gary Evett, Heidi Fait; middle row: Vivian Jusino, Ellona Gehman; front row: Christina Bowman, Lana Quint.

Shirley May Meier

Shirley May Meier 79, former Nevada resident, died June 5, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas of natural causes. She was married to Robert E. Meier Sr. Nov. 30, 1957

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Karts are lined-up at the Carson Raceway indoor track.

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Jamy Keshmiri is the owner of the Carson Raceway, which features a 750-foot long indoor track.

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Pit crew member Logan Bevins takes a lap around the Carson Raceway on Tuesday.

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Samuel Douglass holds an artist rendering for the exterior of the Horseshoe building that has been remodeled into office space on the second floor.

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Samuel Douglass stands in the doorway of one of the many offices that have been remodeled on the second floor of the Horseshoe building.

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Samuel Douglass, checks out the view of downtown from a remodeled office space in the Horseshoe building.

Marian Maddaford Miles

Marian Myrtle Maddaford Miles passed peacefully on June 9, 2017. She was 102 years old at death.

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Friends and colleagues attended an event on Sunday to remember Kirk Robertson's contributions to the arts.

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Churchill Arts Council's Kirk Robertson, center, explains the operation of the art installation Crank by Patrick Zentz to hen State Sen. Mike McGinness, left and the late Gov. Kenny Guinn.

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Kirk Robertson, who died on May 1, and his wife Valerie Serpa, elevated the arts in Chuchill County and made the Oats Park Art Center a hidden jewel in rural Nevada.

Tuesday, June 13

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MEFIYI's director JoJo Townsell takes a group photo during camp Thursday.

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Coach Nate Tobert runs drills with the kids at the MEFIYI Carson Senator Summer Basketball Camp Thursday at CHS.

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Deputy Kevin Cook trains during Motor School back in March.

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Deputy Kevin Cook takes a short break from Motor School training in March.

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Asparagus and Swiss and sharp cheddar cheese lend flavor to this gluten-free quiche.

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Quiche calls for creativity in the kitchen — use ingredients you have in the kitchen or what your garden is producing in abundance.

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Yucatan Current, Site-Collected Plastics and Sand, by Paul Ford. Ford's creations will be on display through Aug. 18 at Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery in Carson City.

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An array of stunts by aerial and martial artists are planned in Asylum, a cirque show coming to Carson City.

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Asylum by Le Cirque Vagabond will be in the capital city June 23-25.

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is celebrating its 24th year in music. See the band live on June 23 as it opens the Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series.

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A fundraiser for Pioneer Park was selling personalized bricks.

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Six pioneer women are recognized at the park.

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A sign and informational material tell of the California Trail's history.

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A ceremony on Saturday recognized the 20th anniversary of Pioneer Park on North Maine Street.

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Mayor Ken Tedford, the guest speaker, and Fallon Sorotimist President Sue Chambers prepare to cut the cake.

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Racers bolt around the track during Rattlesnake Raceway's Octane Fest race day.

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The community was able to get an up close look at the engines of classic vehicles during the Octane Fest carshow.

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Announcer Dave Munoz, left, introduces The Devastator's driver Mark Schroeder during Saturday's opening ceremonies.

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Death From Above flies over a line of wrecked cars during Octane Fest's monster truck freestyle.

Usencio Castillo-Diaz

Usencio Castillo-Diaz, 41 of Carson City, passed away on June 8, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Carolyn R Simnad

Carolyn R Simnad, 70 of Carson City, passed away on June 11, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

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Libraries across the state including the public library in Churchill County will receive additional funding for collection development, bookmobile services, statewide databases and emerging technology.

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Rain greeted Fallon residents in time forf Monday's commute.

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Winds gusted to more than 30 miles per hour Sunday afternoon.

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Cloudy weather, cooler temperatures and rain dumped on the Lahontan Valley late Sunday into Monday.

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The Fallon Elks Club is conducting a Flag Day ceremony on Wednesday.

Marian Myrtle Miles

Marian Myrtle Miles, age 102, of Carson City, NV, passed away June 9, 2017. Arrangements are under the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965

Jack Charles Mynear

Jack Charles Mynear, Age 75 of Dayton, Passed away on June 5th 2017. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home.

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Dwight Borges attaches the mochila to Veronica Jenks' horse 'Bretta' during the 2016 Pony Express Re-ride..

Billie Jo Lowery

Billie Jo Lowery, age 71, passed peacefully on April 12, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home.

Stephen Scott Morse

Stephen Scott Morse, age 51, of Carson City, Nevada, beloved father, husband, son and brother, passed away June 6th, 2017 after an unexpected cardiac event while having dinner with his mother.

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Jim Barcellos of University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension leads free STEM activities in Silver City.

Monday, June 12

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The Mobile Outreach Safety Team includes, front, Bekah Brock, middle, Jessica Dickey and Donald Gibson, back, Jimmy Surratt, Nick Pinochi and Dean Williams. Not pictured is Deputy Israel Loyola.

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The former Carson Car Center location is now Carson City Hyundai.

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Wayne Lew is general manager of the Carson City Hyundai dealership, which is located at the former Carson Car Center.

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Instructor and paramedic for Carson Fire, Jeff Davies, CHS CTE students Salma Saldana, Casandra Maldonado, Alexa Michel Ortega Cortes, and CHS HOSA Advisor Carson High School, Frank Sakelarios. Saldana, Maldonado and Cortes were among nine CHS CTE students who passed the National Registry EMT skills exam in May.

Joseph Edwin “Kip” Kincaid

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved Kip. The world lost a brother, father, soul mate, uncle, grandpa, and best friend. He was an adventurer, loved the Pacific Northwest, the outdoors and his family and friends and was a true Seattle Seahawk fan. There are not enough words to describe how he touched each one of our lives.

Charles A. “Chuck” Rogers

Chuck passed away peacefully at home at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Tahimik “Mike Only” Ricarte

Tahimik “Mike Only” Ricarte of Fallon, Nevada joined his wife, Lirio Bailan Ricarte, in heaven on Friday, June 9, 2017.

Jesse James Reynolds

Jesse James Reynolds, age 77, passed away June 9, 2017 in Fallon, Nevada.

Alan Robert Springfield

In loving memory of Alan Robert Springfield, who passed away on June 9, 2017. Alan was born on September 26, 1944 in Nashua, New Hampshire; the second born to the late Joseph and Jairetta (Main) Springfield.

Karen Marie Gonzales

Karen Marie Gonzales, age 63, of Fallon, NV, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services, 775-883-5502

Beverly J. Sears

Beverly J. Sears passed away June 9th, 2017 at home surrounded by her family.

Betty J. (Harper) Hilts

Betty J. (Harper) Hilts, passed away June 7th, 2017 in Reno, Nevada. She was born September 5th, 1933 in Fallon, Nevada to Nancy & Thomas Harper, graduated from Fallon High School, and married Don Hilts in 1956.

Crystal R. Briscoe

Crystal R. Briscoe, 31, died June 11, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Carmen J. Casolo

Carmen J. Casolo, age 86 of Carson City, passed away June 9, 2017. Arrangements are under the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965

J.B. Smith

J.B. Smith, 88 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 10, 2017 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Mary Hyacinth Minster

Mary Hyacinth Minster, 87, of Carson City, NV passed away on June 9, 2017. Mary was born in Dodge City, KS on September 19, 1929.

Crenshaw player commits to Nevada FB for 2018

The Nevada football team has landed its second verbal commitment for the 2018 football season in Crenshaw’s Patrick Willis, Scout.com reported on Sunday.

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Veterans Healing Camp at 1775 East US Highway 50 in Silver Springs.

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Douglas County Sheriff Ron Perini and Ron Hoyt of the International Footprint Association Carson Valley Chapter presented $1,000 on June 7 to Glen Whorton, president of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society. The donation will help open the historic prison for tours, displays and programs regarding the site’s geologic, Paleozoic, anthropologic, architectural and social history. Currently tours are on hiatus until a change-in-use permit is approved. From left: NSPPS Member TP Hubert, Whorton, Footprinters Ray Hoyt and Sheriff Pierini and Prison Preservation Society Vice President Robin Bates.

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Honorable mention: Old Screw by Anke Simpson.

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Third place: Spider by Abbey Baxter.

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Second place: Bee by Tom Keller.

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Macro photography was the theme in May for Carson City Photo Club. First place went to Two Bugs by Trent Pitsenbarger. The club welcomes all levels of photographers at monthly meetings held at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. Enter through the west entrance.

Sunday, June 11

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Canadian Geoff Kabush is interviewed following the Pro Men's criterium last June.

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Luna's Katerina Nash leads the Pro Women's field during the Epic Rides Fat Tire Criterium last June.

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A Kona rider leads the chase group across 2nd Street with hopes of catching Geoff Kabush and Russell Finsterwald who had broken away.

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Katerina Nash (Luna) outsprints Rose Grant (Stan's/Pivot) at the finale of the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road Women's Pro Criterium Friday evening.

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A pro men's competitor flies across 2nd Street Friday night.

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Troy Deibert of Truckee rails across the Ash to King's trail on his way to a 3rd place finish in the Men's Masters category and a 8th place overall for the 50 mile event Saturday during the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road mountain bike race.

Saturday, June 10

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Cindy Clampitt answers an interview question at the Nevada State Legislative Building Thursday.

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Cindy Clampitt stands in one of her favorite places in the Legsilative Building, next to the Raggio yacht on the 2nd floor.

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Cindy Clampitt is retiring after 52 years of state service.

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Georgia's Kendell Williams, center, competes in the heptathlon 1,500 meters on the final day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, June 10, 2017. Williams won the heptathlon. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Missouri Karissa Schweizer smiles as she crosses the finish line to win the women's 5000 meters on the final day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, June 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Florida's Kyra Jefferson, left, heads toward the finish line as Oregon's Deajah Stevens, center, falls in front of Iowa's Brittany Brown during the women's 200 meters on the final day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, June 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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The Oregon women's track team celebrate its team championship on the final day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, June 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Oregon's Raevyn Rogers celebrates as she crosses the finish line ahead of Southern California's Kendall Ellis to win the women's 4x400 meters relay on the final day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, June 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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William Smith shows his winning entry for cover art for this year’s Jazz & Beyond festival.

Oregon women win NCAA championship, complete triple crown

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon put the baton in the hands of one of its most clutch performers as the Ducks chased history, and Raevyn Rogers didn’t disappoint.

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CISCO Technology Instructor Dave Riske works with students Sergio Teutli, rear, and Chrissa Johnson at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Photo by Cathleen Allison

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Cyclists from Pi Kappa Phi fraternities from all over the country rode to WNC on June 17, 2016, one leg of a cross-country trip to raise awareness for people with disabilities. Here, rider Jackson Roy from Phoenix joins in with dancer Falynne Lewing during a Michael Jackson tune.

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Cyclists representing Pi Kappa Phi fraternities arrive at Western Nevada College on June 17, 2016, during their cross-country trip to raise awareness for people with disabilities.

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Players can join the 2017 Golf Classic for $125 per person or $480 per team.

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CISCO Technology Instructor Dave Riske works with students Sergio Teutli, rear, and Chrissa Johnson at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Photo by Cathleen Allison

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Parks and Recreation crews install flower baskets grown at The Greenhouse Project for downtown locations.

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Vaulting poles by UCS Spirit will be featured in Capital City Arts Initiative’s in Industrial Art: Sports Edition.

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A collection of jewel-like sprockets by Dirt Trick.

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The Cable Connection makes stainless steel cable railing that has been used in the San Francisco 49ers’s new Levi Stadium and the Metropolitan Opera in Manhattan. Examples can be seen at the Courthouse Gallery starting June 9.

Carson Blue Jays end Boise trip with split

The Carson Blue Jays wrapped up their trip to Idaho with a split on Thursday against the Boise Gems.

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Tiger Zach "Meat" Donovan goes yard for his first home run during the 2017 Carson City Little League City Championship, Governor's Field, Carson City, Nevada

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Twins Shortstop Anders Graul receives the ball to make an out at second as the Tiger's Tyler Palmer begins his slide during the 2017 Carson City Little League City Championship, Governor's Field, Carson City, Nevada

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Casey’s last picture was taken Oct. 26, 2012. Pictured from left are Lynn English High School Class of 1958 ‘rust friends’ Judy Richardson, Al Casey, Ed Belson, Ken Beaton and Pat Carpentier.

Friday, June 9

Tigers tame Twins for Carson City Little League Majors title

The Tigers dropped just one game in winning the Carson City Little League Major Division regular-season championship, and they were just as impressive in the playoffs.

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UC Santa Barbara's Tori Usgaard, left, Oregon State's Kara Hallock, center, and Nevada's Nicole Wadden, right, cross the finish line in a heat of the heptathlon 200 meters on the third day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Stanford's Grant Fisher smiles after winning the men's 5,000 meters on the third day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Illinois' Jonathan Davis competes in the men's 5,000 meters on the third day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Florida team members hold the trophy high after winning the men's team title at theNCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Texas A&M's Fred Kerley crosses the finish line for victory in the men's 1,600-meter relay on the third day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Florida's Grant Holloway celebrates after realizing that the team had won the men's team championship on the third day of the NCAA outdoor college track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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Tree mortality near Lake Tahoe is increasing.

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

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Deputy Dan Jones explains different motorcycle gang symbols and tools during the TRIAD "Guns, Gangs and Dogs" event Friday.

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Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong speaks with seniors at the Senior Center Friday during the TRIAD event.

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Lyon County Gang Unity Deputy Francisco Torres takes a bite from K9 Deputy Rex during the first TRIAD event, "Guns, Gangs and Dogs."

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Julie Salanoa slides down the big slide at the Nevada State Fair during last year's fair.

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Moderately Confused Comic

Sharon Lee Alexander

Sharon Alexander was born May 17, 1940 to Elmer and Carol Brearty in Oakland California. Sharon graduated from Freemont High School in 1958.

Sharon Renee Wicker

Sharon Renee Wicker of Carson City, Nevada, passed away suddenly of natural causes on May 5, 2017 at the age of 71. She was born in Grants Pass, Oregon to the late Dortha Cullison.

Carlos “Wato” Isaac Martinez

Carlos “Wato” Isaac Martinez, 54 of Fallon, passed away in Palo Alto, CA. on May 18, 2017 after a very courageous fight following difficult heart surgery.

Thursday, June 8

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A home on the 22000 block of Highway 20, 10 miles east of Nevada City, sits surrounded by yellow Sheriff's tape as authorities conduct their investigation into the death of Kenneth Pestana, who was discovered dead in his home Wednesday night.

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A home on the 22000 block of Highway 20, 10 miles east of Nevada City, sits surrounded by yellow Sheriff's tape as authorities conduct their investigation into the death of Kenneth Pestana, who was discovered dead in his home Wednesday night.

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A multi-story log cabin style home on the 22000 block of Highway 20, 10 miles east of Nevada City, sits surrounded by yellow Sheriff's tape as authorities conduct their investigation into the death of Kenneth Pestana who was discovered dead in his home Wednesday night.

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Nevada Division of Forestry's Acting State Forester, Kacey KC, stands among the past state foresters as she is the first female in Nevada to serve the role.

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One of the memorials at Chicago’s Midway Airport. ‘This memorable American victory was of cardinal importance not only to the US but to the whole Allied cause,’ by Winston Churchill. ‘All participating personnel, without exception, displayed unhesitating devotion to duty, loyalty and courage ... the performance of officers and men was one of the highest order,’ by Admiral C.W. Nimintz.

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A SBD 5, Scout Bomber Douglas, hangs from ceiling between Concourse A and Concourse B at Chicago’s Midway Airport, named after the battle in 1949.

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‘Dedicated to Those Buried Somewhere in the Vast Pacific. Their Watery Graves Known Only to God,’ says a plaque displayed at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas.

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El Perro Loco rumbles through the arena during a monster truck event at a previous Octane Fest.

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AmyJo Grissom (with scissors) and Brad Travis cut the ribbon with Amber Ayers, left, and Valerie Johnson, right, representing the Chamber of Commerce.

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The annual Churchill County Museum Association meeting is Saturday at 6 p.m.

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Racers take off down the track during a race at Top Gun Dragstrip.

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Racers wait to be towed to the line at Top Gun Dragstrip during the National Open series.

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Triton Desmond, left, goat tying, bareback steer riding and saddle bronc steer riding, and Logan Dixon, saddle bronc steer riding, junior bull riding, ribbon roping, chute dogging and bareback steer riding.

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Fallon High School Rodeo Club members are bound to the nationals in Wyoming next month. From left are Jessica Gomes, cutting, Chloe Lambert, goat tying and Mackay Spyrow, team and tie-down roping. Not pictured is Caleb Hendrix, who qualified in team and tie-down roping.

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Junior High School rodeo qualifiers to nationals include, from left, Jayden Jensen, tem roping, poles, ribbon roping ad breakaway cutting; Bethie Ikonen, goat tying; Ali Norcutt, team roping and Tayler Felton, breakaway, ribbon roping, pole bending and team roping

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Caleb Hendrix and Garrett Weltzin compete in team roping.

Christy Dawn Liddell

Christy Dawn Liddell, 40 of Dayton, passed away on June 3, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Emile P. Hastert

Emile P. Hastert, 84 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 6, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Stephen Scott Morse

Stephen Scott Morse, 51 of Carson City, passed away on June 6, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Jeanne E Atkinson

This day we mourn our loss of Jeanne E. Atkinson. Born to Albert and Lorraine Osborn, in San Mateo, CA. On April 24, 1942, passed into Heaven on June 2, 2017 in Fallon NV.

Floyd Junior Goins

Floyd passed away peacefully at 1:00 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2017 at his home in Fallon.

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Nevada Buildings & Grounds shared these photos of the work that was done at the top of the Capitol flag pole on Wednesday.

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Nevada Buildings & Grounds shared these photos of the work that was done at the top of the Capitol flag pole on Wednesday.

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Nevada Buildings & Grounds shared these photos of the work that was done at the top of the Capitol flag pole on Wednesday.

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By mid-day the American and Nevada flags were flying again above the Capitol.

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Bill Norton of YESCO works Wednesday morning to fix the cables that lower and raise the American flag atop the Nevada Captiol.

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Kelly Connolly Crane Service of Gardnerville raises Bill Norton of YESCO up to the top of the flag pole Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, June 7

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Cheyenna Burrows of Minton Farm Fresh out of Yuba City, Calif. arranges fruit at their booth at last year's 3rd & Curry Street Farmer's Market.

Carson Blue Jays roughed up during Boise trip

The Carson Blue Jays hitters have had a tough time generating any offense thus far on their visit to Boise.

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The Nevada Department of Transportation is reinforcing a destabilized roadside slope for enhanced safety on U.S. 50 at Lake Tahoe.

Six Dayton athletes move onto next level

Six Dayton High athletes — J.J. Ply, Blake Fletcher, Makenna Olsen, Hailey Wells, Tyler Chandler and Robert Cornwell — are continuing their athletic careers next year.

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Thousands of solar panels are part of Enel's solar-geothermal power plant at Stillwater.

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The crowd begins to gather at the Enel Green Power North America special use permit appeal public hearing on Thursday in the commission chambers, where related exhibits are on display.

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4-H students are learning about alternative energy which Enel Green Energy produces at its Stillwater location.

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Bartender Neill Beurskens, left, hands drinks to server Kelson Powell during Monday night's soft opening at The Union.

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Soft opening events were held Monday and Tuesday for friends and family, as The Union will open its doors to the public Thursday 11 a.m. at 302 North Carson Street.

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The Union Owner Mark Estee, right, shows chef Casey Clifton how to prepare a meal featured on the menu at Monday night's soft opening, 302 North Carson St.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval signs Assembly Bill 431 and Senate Bill 199 on Monday afternoon.

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Chuck Mead, left, and Ken Wright enjoy last year’s Capital City Brewfest sponsored by the Carson City Rotary. The Brewfest, which raises money for local scholarships, will return June 10. Photo by Tim Dunn/Nevada Photo Source

Catherine Wilson

Catherine Wilson, age 55 of Silver Springs, passed away on May 25, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services, 775-883-5500

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"The Felon" monster truck takes off of a ramp at the Fairgrounds as a part of last year's Octane Fest.

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Wheel tracks on dirty road.

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Laurence Mitchell, left, is rammed while his casket is torn apart by father/competitor Randall Mitchell in the Demolition Derby during the fairgrounds Octane Fest events.

James Frederick Nicklos

James Frederick Nicklos, 90 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 5, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

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

Tuesday, June 6

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Blair O’Neal watches a shot during the women's long drive contest Tuesday, July 19, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

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Carson High cross country coach Pete Sinnott is beginning a summer condition program.

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Kathy Streeter and Marie Warner were the winners of the Eagle Valley women's club tournament.

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Carson City Fire Chief Sean Slamon

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Smoke spreads from a wildland fire in south Carson Valley on Tuesday.

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Artists display their work at the Artrepreneurs Pop-Up Exhibit at The Studio at Adams Hub in Carson City, Nev. on Saturday, June 3, 2017. More than two dozen artists from a wide array of disciplines were on hand to show their work. Photo by Tim Dunn/Nevada Photo Source

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Seana McManus, left, talks with artist Selena Valenti at the Artrepreneurs Pop-Up Exhibit at The Studio at Adams Hub in Carson City, Nev. on Saturday, June 3, 2017. More than two dozen artists from a wide array of disciplines were on hand to show their work. Photo by Tim Dunn/Nevada Photo Source

California QB commits to Nevada

Carson Strong, a 3-star quarterback from Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville, Calif. and the class of 2018, verbally committed to the Nevada football team on Tuesday, Scout.com has reported.

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Father and son Eric, right, and Alex Bevans dressed the part and enjoyed a ride on the McKeen Motor Car during the first Steampunk ‘n’ Trains event at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City in 2016. This year’s event has been expanded to a full weekend, June 10-11.

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Zoe Cockerill, chair of Carson City's new 501k non-profit The Littlest Things, hosts programs for the community on her farm, with Princess Ladyanna the pony, and Gypsy the goat.

Community sports: Sinnott starting summer conditioning program

If you’re interested in running and staying fit, Carson High cross country coach Pete Sinnott is starting a summer conditioning program Monday.

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Candy Peck shows the glare in her home this year at 4500 Freeman Lane.

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The fence and berm under construction at the Enel plant’s PVI area, which is representative of the fence and berm to be constructed on the south and eastern sides of PVII. (Note: Two samples of the screening material are hung temporarily.)

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Catch Mylo McCormick’s free blues concert today in Silver City.

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Jack Swisher crosses home plate after working his way around the bases in a Greenwave game against Fernley.

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Jack Swisher is the Lahontan Valley News' Male High-School Athlete of the Year.

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The tournament's first-place team of, from left, Cody Burke, Roger Marshall, Brandon Jackson and David Burke.

Swisher finds success in 3 sports to lead Greenwave

Jack Swisher was destined for baseball greatness before he was even born.

Kathleen Ann Swain

Kathleen Ann Swain, 74 of Carson City, passed away on June 4, 2017 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Arnold Raymond Hass

Long time Carson City resident, Arny Hass, passed away on May 3rd, 2017.

Crystal Rose Morris

Crystal Rose Morris passed away at home on June 2, 2017 at the age of 36.

Carrol Mae Timmerman

Carrol Mae Timmerman, 75, of Elgin, Texas, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2017.

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Richard Vard Janes

Richard Vard Janes, 68, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017. Service: 10 am at LDS Chapel at 1331 McKay Dr. in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations.

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A three-vehicle crash killed a Texas woman Saturday on U.S. Highway 95 south near Walker Lake.

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Cameras reported a fire near Fairview Peak on Thursday. This photo was taken by Jaymes Wilke.

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A Sunday afternoon brush fire cut a swath in and along a drainage ditch.

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A brush fire burns along a railraod track south of Hawk Drive.

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Sailors abandon the USS Yorktown on June 4, 1942.

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Assembly members Al Kramer, John Ellison and Melissa Woodbury wait for the evening session to begin on Monday night.

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Senate members gather in the Senate Chamber on the last day of the 2017 Legislature on Monday.

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Senator James Settelmeyer takes a call in the lobby during a brief recess on the last day of the 2017 Legislature Monday.

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Senate member Ben Kieckhefer smiles on the last day of the 2017 Legislature on Monday.

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Assemblyman Jim Wheeler gets ready to vote on a bill during the last day of the 2017 Legislature on Monday.

The Reverend Virginia Francis Hart (née)

Deacon Gini passed quietly in the early morning hours of May 26th. She is once again with her beloved husband Bob Hart, who was the absolute light of her life.

Monday, June 5

Dayton’s JJ Ply wins decathlon at Great Southwest Track & Field Classic

JJ Ply capped a tremendous high school career by winning the decathlon at the 42nd annual Great Southwest Track & Field Classic over the weekend.

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One person died Monday afternoon after a car collided head-on with a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper outside of Dayton.

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Road work at the U.S. 50 and Alternate U.S. 95 intersection in Silver Springs will cause minor traffic delays Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sharon Alexander

Sharon Alexander, 77 of Carson City, Nevada passed away on May 29, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800.

William Mills

William Mills, 95 of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away May 28, 2017. Arrangements are in the tender care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Dane Glauner

Dane Glauner, 53 of Carson City, Nevada passed away on May 31, 2017. Arrangements are in the tender care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Michael Ventura

Michael Ventura, 76 of Dayton, Nevada passed away on June 3, 2017. Arrangements are in care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Kimberley Sebring

Kimberley Sebring, resident of Fairbanks, Alaska, departed her earthly body on May 17, 2017 at the age of 25.

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David Lee reads his poetry in Silver City.

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Photo contestants must submit photos of scenery, plants, wildlife and cultural resources found within Fort Churchill State Historic Park.

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Free programs are planned at Washoe Lake State Park.

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The Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players will be playing June 15 and 22 in Carson City.

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Pastors Louis and Peggy Locke of Fountainhead Foursquare Church in Carson City celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on May 25 at Glen Eagles Restaurant & Lounge. They were married in Carson City by Rev. Gordon Millard in 1969.

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The Lockes are seen at the chapel in which they were wed 48 years ago.

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Milt Maos (aka WhiteBoyMobbin') of San Francisco performs with his West Coast Connection stunt crew Saturday during a spring Street Vibrations performance at Battle Born Harley Davidson in Carson.

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The West Coast Connection stunt team perfoms at Battle Born Harley Davidson in Carson City Saturday.

Eloise Elisabeth Koenig

Eloise Elisabeth Koenig, age 75, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are with Walton’s Chapel of the Valley in Carson City.

Clint Beardsley

Clint Beardsley, age 48, passed away on May 30, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home. (775) 882-2644

Lyle Boyer

Lyle went to be with his Lord on May 18th in Yuma, AZ.

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Cameras reported a fire near Fairview Peak on Thursday. This photo was taken by Jaymes Wilke.

Sunday, June 4

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Graduates take a group selfie Saturday.

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Graduating Senators turn their tassels towards the close of graduation ceremonies.

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State wrestling champion Brandon Basa receives his diploma from School Board Trustee Mike Walker Saturday.

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Raynna Jackson, Juliet Favero and Chandler Blueberg perform the class song 'Stole The Show' by Kygo.

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A group of graduates ham it up for the camera Saturday.

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Dominic Goodner's mortar board reflects his interests in tennis and the culinary arts Saturday.

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Moises Angulo-Martinez' mortarboard states he's already forgotten everything he learned.

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Many messages were seen on graduates mortarboards Saturday.

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Valedictorian Anna Glenn receives a pretend phone call from her parents at the opening of her speech.

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Carson High Principal Tasha Fuson's message to the Class of 2017 was that 'you matter.'

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Class President Alyssa Woodward's message to her class was that sometimes you have to fail first in order to succeed.

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Valerie Sue Meyer gets a hug from her uncle Robert Bregante after receiving her diploma Saturday.

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Over 500 Class of 2017 graduates were seated on the CHS football field.

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CHS Class of 2017 graduates toss their mortarboards into the air at the end of graduation ceremonies Saturday morning at the Jim Frank Track and Field Complex.

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Class of 2017 graduates Mallory and Molly Otto proudly display their diplomas after walking the stage at Carson High.

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Principal Tasha Fuson congratulates graduate Bradley Pine Saturday.

Saturday, June 3

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Mallory and Molly Otto ride in Ash Canyon above Carson City. The 18-year-old twins will compete in the 15-mile race at the Carson City Off-Road. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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Molly, left, and Mallory Otto, 18, talk about their love of mountain biking from their Carson City home. They will compete later this month in the 15-mile race of the Carson City Off-Road. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

Darrell Moody: Taylor retiring as CHS athletic secretary

One of the key cogs in the Carson High athletic program is retiring.

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CHS Perfect Attendance Award Winners for May

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CHS Student of the Week Isaiah Burrows

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CHS top 20 academic performers from left: Anna Glenn, Rachel Rombardo, Nicholas Rosen, Camryn Aten, Elise Brady, Kacey Lopes, Emma Breeding, Makaela Bigley, Stuart McElhany, Ryan Tomita, Jiavanna Wong-Fortunato, Austin Schofield, Sophia Waite, Curtis Basa, Chloe Dodge, Alyssa Woodward, Henry Sturm, Wyatt Law, Stella Carroll, and Jake Roman.

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CHS 4th Quarter Perfect Attendance Award Winners

Otto-drive: Carson City twins set for Epic Rides

Mallory and Molly Otto, both 18, were new to mountain biking last year when the Carson City Off-Road came to town.

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Graduation mortarboard on book on background

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Valedictorian Anna Glenn

Friday, June 2

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Landscape of high desert of Carson Valley, Nevada on a cloudy cold day.

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

Weldon Gerald Bennett

Weldon Gerald Bennett of Carson City, NV passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 27th, 2017

Jeanette Lucy Bacheller

Jeanette L. Bacheller, 89, passed away peacefully in Carson City, NV on May 26, 2017. She was born July 23, 1927 in Limestone, ME to the late Eusebe Page and Eva Cote.

Jeanette L. Bacheller

Jeanette L. Bacheller, 89, died May 26, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Gerald Eugene (Gene) Young

Gerald Eugene (Gene) Young, 65 passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at St Mary’s Hospital in Reno, NV.

Thursday, June 1

Joe Santoro: How much longer will Kap be unemployed?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Colin Kaepernick is still looking for a job in the NFL with training camps less than two months away. It’s not because he’s controversial.

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Carson City School Superintendent Richard Stokes jokingly looks for his mother in the audience so he can get as many cheers for his speech as graduates were getting Thursday night.

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Salutatorian Rebecca Ostrander approaches the podium Thursday night during Pioneer High's graduation ceremonies.

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Student speaker Catherine Taylor-Dillon presents her speech Thursday night at the Bob Boldrick Theater.

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A Pioneer graduate gets a congratulatory gesture as she enters the Bob Boldrick Theater Thursday evening.

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Pioneer High Principal Jason Zona applauds the Class of 2017 Thursday night at the Carson Community Center.

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Millennium Scholarship recipients Catherine Taylor-Dillon, Alexandria Sorensen, Rebecca Ostrander and Haley Davis take the stage Thursday night during Pioneer High graduation. (Not pictured: Valedictorian Regan Hammond, Konnor Van Worth and Bailey Armagost)

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Student speaker Victor Chavez applauds his class Thursday night at the Carson Community Center.

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The Pioneer High School Class of 2017 recites the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the ceremony Thursday evening.

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Goats and other livestock were on hand Thursday at Empire Elementary School.

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Cattle visited Empire Elementary School on Thursday as part of Ag Day.

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The Carson and Douglas County Farm Bureau, the Nevada Department of Agricultural and other agencies helped sponsor Ag Day on Thursday.

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Students learn about pigs and other animals at Empire Elementary School.

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Students gather at Empire Elementary School on Ag Day to learn about farming and livestock.

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Tom Tabacco, KE7NJC, assists another HAM radio operator during last year’s Field Day event, sponsored by SIERA, at the Minden-Tahoe Airport.

Dayton High track coach Mike Paul steps down

Mike Paul, one of the most respected track coaches in Northern Nevada, has stepped down from his post at Dayton High School.

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Jordan Byers races into her teammates as they celebrate her three-run homer against Fernley.

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Tammie Shemenski, right, gives tips to Caitlyn Welch during a pre-season practice session.

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Faith Cornmesser launches the ball over the plate during a Lady Wave home game against Fernley.

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Stacy Kalt bolts for first base after hitting a pitch during the Lady Wave's series against Sparks.

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Whitney Skabelund is the LVN's female athlete of the year.

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Whitney Skabelund has been a Greenwave athlete on the track as well as the volleyball court. She will continue competing in track during college in Utah.

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Fallon's Whitney Skabelund breaks a personal record to qualify for state in the long jump.

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Fallon pitcher Hayden Strasdin was one out away from a complete-game win against McQueen.

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Fallon senior Jack Swisher connects against Sparks during the second game of the series.

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Sean McCormick, 6, and Alex Mendez, 19, high five as they cross home plate for two runs against Elko.

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Recognition and honors

The Greenwave baseball team received several honors this year for exceptional performance in the 3A league.

Fallon softball coach and players collect 10 honors

The Lady Wave capped off its undefeated season in the Northern 3A, receiving several entries for the All-State and All-Region teams, as well as one of the highest coaching honors available.