Stories for March 2017

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Friday, March 31

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Junior Nicole Brown raps a double in the first inning against the Newark Memorial Cougars Friday in Sparks.

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Pitcher Lauren Lemburg throws to a Newark Memorial batter Friday in Sparks.

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2nd baseman Nicole Brown looks in a grounder Friday in Sparks.

Prep Roundup: Carson High softball drops 3 at Reed tourney

SPARKS — It was a rough day on dirt for the Carson High softball team.

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Christian and Guillermo Hernandez show off their dribbling skills on a windy day at Mills Park Thursday.

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Brothers Christian and Guillermo Hernandez of the Western Nevada Futbol Club.

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Guillermo Hernandez works the ball upfield against Magic Valley of Idaho during their first game of the season at Dayton High School.

Brotherly Goals: Carson City brothers prosper in local fútbol league

For two brothers to stand side by side – not only in life but also on a soccer field – demonstrates the swag the Hernandez brothers possess, according to coach Ian Hill of Western Nevada Futbol Club.

Betty Faye Williams

Beloved business woman, nurse and stay at home mom will be very missed and loved.

Robert Michael Capps

Robert Capps passed away unexpectedly on March 7, 2017 at his home in Carson City, NV.

In loving memory of Jean Ellen Hill (Bauer)

Jean Ellen Hill died peacefully on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada at the age of 76.

Ricky Lee Streight

Ricky Lee Streight, 22, died March 27, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver in action against Washington in a game Sunday, Dec. 11, in Seattle.

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

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

Thursday, March 30

Joe Santoro: Thanks for the memories Cam?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack posted a video on its web site this week of Cam Oliver declaring his intentions of jumping back into the NBA’s pre-draft workout process.

Prep roundup: Carson High baseball comeback falls short

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Despite outhitting Northgate, 12-11, Carson High dropped an 8-7 decision in a nonleague baseball game Thursday afternoon at Ted Abbott Field.

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FILE - In this March 1, 2017 file photo, Frank Gehrke, right, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, plunges the survey tube into the snowpack as he conducts the third manual snow survey of the season at Phillips Station near Echo Summit, Calif. Surveyors will crunch across the deepest mountain snowdrifts California has seen in years on Thursday, March 30, 2017, to take the first snow measurement of the spring, a time when the snow begins to melt and flow downhill. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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The Family Stone will be at the Brewery Arts Center with Lydia Pense & Cold Blood for Concert Under the Stars July 12.

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At the 2016 ceremony, many Vietnam veterans' jackets had insignia to indicate their unit or Vietnam role.

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Myron Freedman, a Wooster High School and University of Nevada, Reno graduate, is the new director of the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.

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JROTC Cadet Chief Petty Officer Fallon Hughes as "Jimmy Fallon" in Fallon, in front of the Churchill County High School's "Greenwave" fence.

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Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford in his City Hall corner office on Williams Avenue.

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Let's shoot for the moon...

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Fallon Hughes, CCHS JROTC student, poses with "Jimmy Fallon" in Fallon.

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Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford is a fan of the activities surrounding #FallonWantsFallon and has been a great supporter of the project.

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Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford in his City Hall corner office on Williams Avenue.

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Let's shoot for the moon...

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Fallon Hughes, CCHS JROTC student, poses with "Jimmy Fallon" in Fallon.

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Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford is a fan of the activities surrounding #FallonWantsFallon and has been a great supporter of the project.

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JROTC Cadet Chief Petty Officer Fallon Hughes as "Jimmy Fallon" in Fallon, in front of the Churchill County High School's "Greenwave" fence.

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The action begins Saturday at both Rattlesnake and Top Gun raceways.

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Fallon Swing Competition Ballroom Team coaches and choreographers from left are Joseph Sorensen, Suzette Benecke, Debbie Edwards, Karen Horne and Jef Horne.

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The Fallon Swing Competition Ballroom Team dressed for a bolero number, a dance revolving around slow-tempo Latin music, at the 2017 Gem State Classic in Idaho Falls, Idaho, last week.

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Annabelle Guerrero

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At the 2016 ceremony, many Vietnam veterans' jackets had insignia to indicate their unit or Vietnam role.

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Crews used excavators to dig a drain near Carson Lake to help move extra water to the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge.

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The Nevada Department of Transportation begins to set up equipment on Friday to announce road closures on US. Highway 50 that begin Friday..

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U.S. Highway 50 will be closed from Wildes Road to Macari Lane beginning Friday as Granite Construction installs drainage culverts.

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Competng in goat tying for Western Nevada College is Kalya Norcutt.

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Courtney Wood rounds the barrel for Western Nevada College.

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Quincy Crum of Western Nevada College competes in saddle bronc at one of this month's rodeos.

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Kayla Buckmaster fires a pitch to one of Fernley's batters.

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Alexis Jarrett snags the ball from the outfield during the Lady Wave's game against Fernley.

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Rylee Buckmaster throws the ball to Faith Cornmesser, in back, to get a first-base out against Fernley.

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Edgar Alvarado, 21, swings on a pitch during the Greenwave's home game against Fernley.

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Jake Wickizer heads for first base after getting a walk from Fernley.

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Brandon Rau sends a pitch flying to Fernley's batter during Tuesday's Greenwave home game.

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The Oasis Academny girls' lacrosse team pose for a picture after their first game of the season.

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Whitney Skabelund prepares to serve the ball during a volleyball match.

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Tammie Shemenski shows the plaque dedicated to Lou Buckmaster. The text reads 'In memory of Lou Buckmaster, "Papa Lou" Our #1 fan, Always at our games, forever in our hearts.'

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The Lady Wave release balloons to the sky in memory of Lou Buckmaster.

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The Buckmaster family, right, joins the softball team for the unveiling of the plaque dedicated to Lou Buckmaster.

Lady Wave tops Fernley 3-1

The Lady Wave held off Fernley Tuesday, taking a 3-1 home-field victory against the Lady Vaqueros.

WNC rodeo off to strong March start

The first two weekends of March ushered in the first of the spring college rodeos for Western Nevada College rodeo students and several of the WNC athletes placed high in both rounds and the average

Lou: Lady Wave’s No. 1 Fan

It was the closing note of an era.

Skabelund ‘jumps’ into NIAA’s spotlight

There’s no question that Whitney Skabelund loves to jump.

Oasis dominates Spanish Springs

Oasis Academy’s girls’ lacrosse team went to 4-0 after their 15-10 home victory against Spanish Springs on March 16.

Fernley pitches 1-hit shutout over Fallon

Three days removed from lighting up the scoreboard against Truckee, the Greenwave baseball team faced a power outage on Tuesday.

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The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley is the site of an annual Remembrance Ceremony to honor veterans. This year’s event on April 8 will highlight Nevadans who were lost in World War I, 11 of which are buried at the cemetery.

Cory A. Bustrum

Cory A. Bustrum, 59, died March 29, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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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 still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July, 2017, despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

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Participants of the American Indian Movement made a stop in Carson City Friday, on their way to Washington D.C. They departed from San Francisco Feb. 12.

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From left, Longest Walk Event Coordinator Maria Rodriguez and longtime participant GinaMarie Quinones stand with family and people's staff, in which they carry during their travels.

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

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Prior to his opening game iin the 1972-73 season, Adrian Buoncristiani talks to Willie Daigle.

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Gonzaga basketball coach Adrian Buoncristiani is flanked by seniors Robert McIver, left, and Dwayne Jones, right.

Jean Ellen Hill

Jean Ellen Hill, 76 of Carson City, Nevada passed away on March 29, 2017. Arrangements are in the tender care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Steven Thompson

Steven Thompson. 68 of Carson City passed away on March 27, 2017 arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Leah Anne Royal

Leah Anne (Hale) Royal, a longtime resident of both Bishop, California and Carson City, Nevada, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2017. She will be remembered fondly by her loving family and friends, and those who were fortunate to know her.

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Annabelle Guerrero

Wednesday, March 29

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A sign on Old Clear Creek Road. is seen last summer warning tresspassers to keep out.

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Faith Adams, Carson Valley Sinfonia concertmaster and Western Nevada College freshman.

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Western Nevada College student Amanda Yau is seen with her self-portrait at the Community Development Building, 108 E. Proctor St. Today is the last day to see work by Yau and 20 other students in Capital City Arts Initiative’s display ‘Art from WNC.’

Former Gonzaga coach living in Carson City rooting for his school in Final Four

When Gonzaga tips off Saturday against South Carolina in the school’s first appearance at the Final Four, there will be one Carson City resident watching with a vested interest.

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Numaga, an eloquent warrior from the Pyramid Lake Indian community.

Nevada’s Marcus Marshall invited to scouting tournament

Marshall gets invite to big tourney RENO – University of Nevada senior Marcus Marshall has accepted an invitation to play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, April 12-15.

Richard E. Frank

Richard E. Frank, 95, died March 26, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

William R. Rogers Jr.

William R. Rogers Jr., age 77 of Stagecoach passed away on March 20, 2017 arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

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Senate member James Settlemeyer listens to public comment regarding Senate Bill 271 on Tuesday.

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Jason King, State Engineer and Administrator for the Division of Water and Resources provides testimony to the Senate Committee regarding Senate Bill 271 on Tuesday.

Celebration of Life - Warren Butler

Celebration of Life for Warren Butler at the American Legion, 90 N. Ada St. , Fallon, Nevada Saturday April 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm. ~ POTLUCK ~ Tri Tip will be provided

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Students at Pinion Hills Elementary School try on firefighter apparatus during a school assembly where they presented members of the East Fork Professional Firefighters association $2,116.98 they raised by collecting loose change.

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Xena, a gray-brown tabby, loves other cats and shares her c likes treats,

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Built in 1876 of native pine, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is one of a handful of impressive and historic houses of worship still found in Virginia City.

Tuesday, March 28

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Just remnantsremain of one of 23 homes lost on Franktown Road in the Little Valley fire.

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A tractor burns on the east side of Franktown Road Friday.

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The hills above Franktown Road burn Friday afternoon in Washoe Valley, Nev. 19 homes, 7 oubuildings and 7 large barns were lost as of Friday afternoon.

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A large hay barn burns to the ground on the east side of Franktown Road in Washoe Valley Friday morning.

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Debris piles up against the bridge on HIghway 88 south of Minden in February after a state of emergency was declared for Douglas after another bout of heavy rain and flooding.

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Orange marmalade chicken by David Theiss.

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Instructor Nigel A. Harrison, left, gives instruction about hand tools to Cristian Avila and Susanne Whimple during a construction class at Western Nevada College last spring. The Ways and Means Committee heard testimony last week about the funding for CTE (Career and Technical Education) classes.

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TCID began releasing water into the Carson River from the Lahontan Reservoir in mid-February.

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A drone flies over excavation work on the Carson River in early February

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Truckee-Carson Irrigation District and Churchill County Road Department workers finished this portion of the weir construction off the V-line canal before concrete was poured for a floor.

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DeAl Dankers, top, along with Dee Allsop, right, and James Clippard, a volunteer from Naval Air Station Fallon, fill sandbags.

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Harmon Reservoir east of Fallon is one of four reservoirs in the valley that has enough storage space for excess runoff if Lahontan Reservoir fills up.

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One of the main canals is flowing at 200 cubic feet per second by bringing more water into the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge.

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The Nevada Department of Transportation and Ames Construction placed four culverts that will bring water under U.S. Highway 95 to Carson Lake.

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ON Friday, Rusty Jardine, left, general manager of the Truckee Carson Irrigation District, gives Gov. Brian Sandoval a tour of the emergency weir and spillway constructed off the V-line canal west of Fallon.

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Churchill County Commissioner Pete Olsen, right, gives Gov. Brian Sandoval an overview on Friday of the steps taken to mitigate potential flooding along the Carson River. Also listening to Olsen are Rusty Jardine, left, general manager of the Truckeee-Carson Irrigation District, and Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford.

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Fallon's Rylee Buckmaster throws to first against Truckee on Saturday.

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Fallon's Alexis Jerrett drives the ball against Truckee on Saturday at McQueen High School.

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Fallon coach Lester de Braga sends Brock Richardson to score against Truckee.

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Fallon's Sean McCormick connects against Truckee in Saturday's first game of the doubleheader.

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What is coffee's potential effects on people's health?

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In this file photo, PCU John Finn (DDG 113) is launched in 2015.

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From left: Victoria Santio (Miss Vision Quest 2016), Precious Christy (Little Miss Vision Quest 2017), Cylynce Hicks, Darci Owens (Miss Vision Quest 2017), Kaden Crutcher (Vision Quest Warrior 2017) and Gerik Wassmuth (Vision Quest Brave 2016 and 2017).

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Dominic Schulenberg cuts through the water as he practices his stroke.

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Amber Revels just breaks the surface as she pushes through the water during a practice lap.

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Justin Bivens grabs a mid-stroke breath of air as he moves through the water.

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Kaelehn Nemeth touches off against the edge of the pool before turning back for another lap.

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Jazmyne Bullock winds up her throw during the girls' discus of the Elk's Invitational.

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Micah Whitaker prepares to release the shot put during one of the boys' events at the Elk's Invitational.

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Mayla Dahl arcs over the bar during the girls' high jump event at Fallon's Elk's Invitational.

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Trevor Brown, left, clears the first hurdles with South Tahoe's Ryan Newberger right behind him during the Elk's Invitational meet.

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CCHS senior and National Honor Society inductee Stacy Kalt embraces one of her favorite teachers, pre-calculus instructor Elena Marsh.

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CCHS junior and National Honor Society inductee Ryan Lords.

Wave breaks marks at 45th annual Elks Invitational

The first big meet of the year did not disappoint.

The Wave climbs higher and higher

The Greenwave swim team had a great meet in Truckee Saturday, coming away with top three in 16 events.

Lady Wave sinks Wolverines

It was a weekend dreams are made of.

Hitting spree powers Wave past Truckee

The bats came alive, and boy did they.

Timothy G. Rowe

Tim was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan, and moved with his family to Placerville, California, at age 12. He attended El Dorado High School, University of Southern California, and California State University, Sacramento.

Kenneth Robinson

38-year Minden resident, Kenneth Robinson peacefully went to his Heavenly home on March 9, 2017 surrounded by family and friends.

Jean Josephine Studer

Jean Josephine Studer, long time Fallon resident, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 24, 2017.

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Nevada Republican Central Committee representatives Ken Gray, Vida Keller, Don Bergstrom, Kathleen Sliter, Scott Keller, Dave Hockaday, Elaine Bergstrom, Mary Ann Sichak, Andy Sichak and Garry Simmons. Not pictured are Dave Ray and Cliff Yeater.

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Board Members: Vice Chairman Dave Ray; immediate past Chairman Dave Hockaday; Secretary Mary Ann Sichak; Chairman Scott Keller; and Treasurer Anita Dayton.

Monday, March 27

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Stop pertussis. Positive result of blood test. Test tube with a blood test in the doctor's hands. Medical concept.

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Labor union member Geraldine Lacy celebrates Monday, March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. NFL team owners approved the move of the Raiders to Las Vegas in a vote at an NFL football annual meeting in Phoenix. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval holds up a bill he signed into law during a signing ceremony Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Las Vegas. Sandoval signed the bill into law that clears the way for a Las Vegas stadium that could be home to both UNLV football and the Raiders. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Oakland Raiders fans hold up signs and yell during a rally to keep the team from moving Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. NFL owners are expected to vote on the team's possible relocation to Las Vegas on Monday or Tuesday at their meeting in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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Oakland Raider fan Robert Morales watches a television broadcast announcing the Raiders move to Las Vegas has been approved Monday, March 27, 2017, at Ricky's Sports Theatre & Grill in San Leandro, Calif. NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings Monday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks about the NFL football owners approving the move of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas during a news conference at the NFL owners meetings Monday, March 27, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Oakland Raiders fans gather for a picture before the start of a rally to keep the team from moving Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. NFL owners are expected to vote on the team's possible relocation to Las Vegas on Monday or Tuesday at their meeting in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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Autumn Wind Williams of Hayward, Calif., listens to civic leaders speak during a rally to keep the Oakland Raiders from moving Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. NFL owners are expected to vote on the team's possible relocation to Las Vegas on Monday or Tuesday at their meeting in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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John P. Kelleher holds up a sign outside the Oakland Coliseum before the start of a rally to keep the Oakland Raiders from moving Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. NFL owners are expected to vote on the team's possible relocation to Las Vegas on Monday or Tuesday at their meeting in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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Members of a laborers union celebrate the Raiders move, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. NFL team owners approved the move of the Raiders to Las Vegas in a vote at an NFL football annual meeting in Phoenix. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis gestures during a news conference at the NFL football annual meetings after owners approved the move of the Raiders to Las Vegas, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, left, and Linda Del Rio arrive for the start of the NFL football annual meetings Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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A Black Bear looks innocently at the camera.

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A young back bear stands on a back deck in South Lake Tahoe.

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A mother black bear and two clubs crossing the highway in Juneau Alaska with approaching vehicle in the distant background.

Delmar Snider, MD

Delmar Snider, MD, age 82, passed away on March 25, 2017. Del was born on April 7, 1934 in Oakland, California to Delmar Sr. and Elsie Snider. He had an active youth and started working at age nine. He became active in amateur radio (W6HJM) and scouting becoming an Eagle Scout in March 1949.

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Vincennes University graduates pose upon competion of their programs in 2016 in Bremerton, Wash., at Naval Base Kitsap.

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Vincennes University teams up with Churchill County Library, offering a grant-funded technology certification course in the library's annex on South Maine Street.

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Graphic designer at work. Color swatch samples.

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Service industry stylist Vickie Thompson cuts Mayor Robert Crowell’s hair to keep him looking mayoral.

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Dining in Olive Garden is always a pleasant experience. Hospitality employees are trained to exacting company standards and ready to make the eating out experience memorable. Shown serving a group of return customers are from left: Trainees Crystal Dean and Shane Gramanz, supervised by certified trainer Cidney Hinds.

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Paul Aguilera and Karen Holbert with their new baby, Bow, born on National Quilting Day. The Carson Valley Quilt Guild made a quilt which was presented to the family along with other gifts.

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In back row from left: Grand Inner Guard Tom Zogorski; Grand Esteemed Leading Knight Jim Schramm; Grand Esteemed Lecturing Knight Chuck Otto; Grand Esteemed Loyal Knight Gary Wendt. Front row from left: Grand Esquire John Wise; Grand Tiler Jim Plamenig; Grand Exalted Ruler, DDGER, Frank Reynolds III; Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer and Grand Trustee Dan Wells; Grand Chaplin Earl Capehart.

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Tahoe/Douglas Elks 2670 installed officers for 2017-2018. In the front row from left: Anne Marie Neacy, Esteemed Lecturing Knight; Toni Wendt, Esteemed Loyal Knight; Cheryl Peddicord, Exalted Ruler; Richard Jones, Esteemed Leading Knight; Mary Jane Harding, Lodge Secretary; and Pat Hamilton, Tiler. In the back row form left: Bruce Warner, Inner Guard; Twila Otto, Esquire; John Louritt, Treasurer; Mary Wells, 5-year Trustee; and Theodore Henson, Chaplain.

Donald E. Bucknell

Donald E. Bucknell, 88, passed away March 20, 2017 at his home in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is caring for the arrangements. 775-882-4965

Pauline Dieterle Young

Pauline Dieterle Young passed away March 21, 2017, at her home in Carson City. Born in Lamar, Colorado to George and Mary Dieterle, Pauline was one of eleven children.

James Allen Gibbs

Jim was the definition of integrity, whose life was devoted to his family’s happiness, inner peace, and goodwill towards others.

Sunday, March 26

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Harmon Reservoir east of Fallon is one of four reservoirs in the valley that has enough storage space for excess runoff if Lahontan Reservoir fills up.

Jacob Zamora photo |

A drone flies over excavation work on the Carson River in early February

STEVE RANSON / LVN |

TCID began releasing water into the Carson River from the Lahontan Reservoir in mid-February.

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Truckee-Carson Irrigation District and Churchill County Road Department workers finished this portion of the weir construction off the V-line canal before concrete was poured for a floor.

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DeAl Dankers, top, along with Dee Allsop, right, and James Clippard, a volunteer from Naval Air Station Fallon, fill sandbags.

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Churchill County Commissioner Pete Olsen, right, gives Gov. Brian Sandoval an overview on Friday of the steps taken to mitigate potential flooding along the Carson River. Also listening to Olsen are Rusty Jardine, left, general manager of the Truckeee-Carson Irrigation District, and Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford.

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One of the main canals is flowing at 200 cubic feet per second by bringing more water into the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge.

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The Nevada Department of Transportation and Ames Construction placed four culverts that will bring water under U.S. Highway 95 to Carson Lake.

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ON Friday, Rusty Jardine, left, general manager of the Truckee Carson Irrigation District, gives Gov. Brian Sandoval a tour of the emergency weir and spillway constructed off the V-line canal west of Fallon.

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CHS Senior in the Spotlight Matthew Hill

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CHS Student of the Week Adelina Pacheco

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Members of the Carson High School NJROTC Orienteering Team at Red Top Mountain State Park.

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Baxter, a robot, works on a stenner pump.

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Rethink Robotics' products consist of Sawyer, left, and Baxter.

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Rethink Robotics' products consist of Baxter and Sawyer.

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Kitchen help, a robot makes the food in the near future

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A robot may soon be delivering your pizza just the way you like it.

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The black sand beaches around Vik, Iceland are some of the most dramatic in the world.

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Carson City’s Ruby Warren, center, is the third-place winner in NDOT’s stormwater drawing contest.

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Eagle Valley Middle School’s Jedi Engineers

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Padres’ Colby Blueberg warms up before a spring training game in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The San Francisco Giants beat the Padres 8-7. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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Padres’ Colby Blueberg, second from left, sits in the bullpen during a spring training game in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The San Francisco Giants beat the Padres 8-7. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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Former Western Nevada College baseball standout D.J. Peters talks with John Shoemaker, manager of the Arizona League Dodgers, before a spring training game in Glendale, Ariz., on Thursday.

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Well Being Massage and Functional Fitness owners Brad and Alina Paula wait for 5k runners to finish during the Fitness For Life grand opening Saturday morning in Carson City.

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Fitness For Life owners Rich and Kathy King pose for a photo in front of their business Saturday morning.

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Theresa Simmons leads a yoga class Saturday morning at Fitness For Life Gym and Hot Spot Yoga located at 195 E. Winnie Lane. For more information, visit carsoncityfitness.com.

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FILE - In this April 28, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, meets with Raiders fans after speaking at a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee in Las Vegas. America's most popular sport is in the midst of its greatest migration in a quarter century. In a little over a year, three NFL franchises have either moved, announced a resettlement or filed paperwork seeking to relocate. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Saturday, March 25

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Dustdevil 2nd baseman Zach Woitas juggles the ball before bringing it in for an out Saturday against Spring Creek.

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Freshman Amanda Woitas fires a pitch to a Spring Creek batter Saturday at Dayton High.

Prep Roundup: Dayton baseball sweeps Spring Creek

DAYTON — The Dayton Dust Devils, after getting mercy ruled on Friday afternoon, bounced back with a vengeance on Saturday.

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Washoe Lake is approaching Interstate 580 through Washoe Valley on Thursday.

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This picnic table is partially submerged now at the Washoe Lake State Park.

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This picnic table used to see about 20 yards up the beach of Washoe Lake.

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Grasses and other debris wash up on the boat ramp on the north side of Washoe Lake.

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A barbecue, which is usually save from the waters of Washoe Lake is almost submerged on Thursday.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval holds a press conference in April 2015 regarding the drought situation in Nevada at Washoe Lake State Park.

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This is the same area of Washoe State Park, where in April 2015 Gov. Brian Sandoval talked about the drought and its impacts on Northern Nevada. This photo was taken on Thursday, March 23.

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Darrell Moody: Vegas was expensive fit for MWC Tournament

It has been two weeks since Nevada won its first Mountain West Conference basketball title.

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A blueprint of the proposed second floor of the Ormsby House.

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

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

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TCID began releasing wtaer into the Carson River from the Lahontan Reservoir in mid-February.

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A drone flies over excavation work on the Carson River in early February

Friday, March 24

Prep Roundup: Dayton falls in baseball and wins in softball

DAYTON — Spring Creek snapped a 1-all tie with two in the third and three in the fourth en route to a 15-2 win over Dayton in a Northern 3A baseball game Friday.

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Dozens of peacocks roam the Saylor residence in Dayton along with many other animals, over 100 according to Steven Saylor.

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A new addition to the Saylor menagerie, a 5-day-old foal named 'Little Bear' shown here with his mother Samye.

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Paintings adorn the gallery walls of Steven and Johnye Saylor's Evergreen Studio in Dayton.

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Artist Steven Saylor speaks about his days at Kent State Thursday in Dayton.

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Dayton artist Steven Saylor speaks about the unique medium of glazed watercolors, a technique he developed in 1974 Thursday at the Evergreen Studio.

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Andie Wilson, president of the board of directors, and Katie Leao, chief professional officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada, receive the Carson City Toyota Scion Community Challenge matching funds in the amount of $10,000 from Dana Whaley, general manager for Carson City Toyota Scion.

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A small banner hung on the podium with all of the graduates signatures and nicknames Friday night at the Nugget.

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An honor guard bagpipe player led the presentation of the colors Friday night at the Nugget.

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New firefighters and newly promoted Carson City firefighters take their oath Friday from Battalion Chief Dan Shirey Friday. Left to right they are: Driver-Operator Chad Harns, Captain Brad Mihelic and graduates Ryan Bailey, Jesse Horton and Jesse Kohler.

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Carson City's as yet to be sworn-in new fire chief, Sean Slamon, was onhand for the fire academy graduation Friday night at the Carson Nugget.

Dorothy “Dottie” Louise Wittmuss

Dorothy Louise Wittmuss (Dottie), 72 of Stagecoach, Nevada died March 21, 2017 in Reno from complications of an aneurysm.

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Daelyn Sebold prepares an order of pastries at LA Bakery Thursday morning in Carson City.

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LA Bakery will start construction on an additional building on North Curry St. soon.

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Work continues inside the new beauty school on the corner of Roop and Fairview Wednesday with a projected opening date of May 2nd.

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Anthony and Brandy Gayner paint a wall in the soon to be opened beauty school in Carson City.

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This is the author’s 31-inch-long model of the famous passenger liner SS Queen Mary that is a tourist attraction in Long Beach.

Virgil Larson

Virgil Larson, 89, died March 4, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Daniel Gallegos Vargas

Daniel Gallegos Vargas, Age 24 of Carson City, Passed away on March 20th 2017. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home.

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The snowpack is deep at Heavenly Valley Ski Resort at South Lake Tahoe. More snow is expected this weekend.

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The snowpack is deep at Heavenly Valley Ski Resort at South Lake Tahoe. More snow is expected this weekend.

Thursday, March 23

Prep Roundup: Reed tops error-prone Carson High in baseball

The worst winter and spring in recent memory has played havoc with baseball teams throughout Northern Nevada, especially young and inexperienced teams like Carson High.

Joe Santoro: At Nevada it’s anything for you, Muss

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Eric Musselman could sell a Burger King Whopper to Ronald McDonald, a bowl of Wheaties to Tony the Tiger and a pack of Duracell batteries to the Energizer Bunny.

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The southwest corner of the Overland Hotel was sectioned off after a Wednesday night stabbing that killed a Fallon man and wounded a female acquaintance. A suspect is in custody.

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Congressman Mark Amodei offers his views on Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump Thursday at the Nevada Appeal office in Carson City.

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Gurf Morlix got his start performing with Blaze Foley in Texas in the 1970s. He’ll be at the Silver City School House and Community Center on April 13.

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Work continues inside the new beauty school on the corner of Roop and Fairview Wednesday with a projected opening date of May 2nd.

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Nicholas Delgado, 23, races the ball past one of Bishop Manogue's Johnny Cavillia during Tuesday's Oasis lacrosse home game.

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Koda Biggs, 44, picks up the ball as Joshua Carter, 18, defends against Bishop's attackers, H. Goles, 10, Colin McCrorey, 21, and Nikko Hamlin, 43.

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Frederick Devyn, 98, battles a Bishop Manogue player for the ball.

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Amanda Impastato pushes through the water during a Greenwave swim team practice.

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Courtney Romero takes a breath of air during a lap of Churchill County Community Pool during a swin team practice.

WAVE SWIMMERS place several in Carson

The Greenwave swim team’s season is off to a good start, placing several competitors during the aqua 5 pentathalon.

Oasis shakes off early season jitters

Oasis Academy may have lost Tuesday’s home lacrosse match against Bishop Monogue, but the game showed the team has big promise for the rest of the season.

Best of the best invade Fallon for 45th annual Elks meet

It’s where All-Americans and Olympians are born.

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The Fallon Masonic Lodge conducted their children ID program at the open house.

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The Fallon Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting at Transcendence Health and Wellness. In the center cutting the ribbon are Cody Deegan, Joan Deegan, Nikki Collier, Dan Collier and Lucy Carnahan of the Chamber. Holding the ribbon are John Tewell, left, and Dick Stark.

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Joan Deegan gives a traditional Thailand massage to Paul Herzbrun.

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The CCSD board recognizes the high school girls’ basketball team for winning the Nevada 3A state championship as well as coach Anne Smith for being selected as the Nevada 3A girls’ basketball coach of the year.

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LuDela can be easily controlled from a user's smartphone.

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LuDela will be hosting an open house on March 22 at the Adam's Hub for Innovation.

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LuDela is a start-up based out of Carson City's Adam's Hub for Innovation. The new technology provides a smarter and safer way to use candles.

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Lacy J. Dalton performs at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce 70-year celebration June 29, 2015 at the Nevada State Prison.

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Singer Lacy J. Dalton and guitarist Dale Poune are being honored at the North American Country Music Association International Hall of Fame in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Shirley (Garceau) Bierman

Shirley Ann (Garceau) Bierman, entered Heaven on March 19, 2017, after a nine-year battle with cancer. She was welcomed by the jubilant sounds of her father Dave Garceau’s heavenly orchestra and a choir of angels.

James E. (Gene) Parker

James E. (Gene) Parker, born on March 16, 1938 in Clinton, NC and died on March 17, 2017 in Carson City, NV.

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The socially-engaged art installation, titled 'Unraveling Inequality' was set-up Monday on the lawn in front of the Legislature Building. It was created by community members ranging in age from youth to seniors and presents the issues they want addressed during this Nevada Legislative session.

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An art installation titled 'Unraveling Inequality' that was set up on the front lawn of the Legislature on Monday addressed a variety of issues.

Wednesday, March 22

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Nevada coach Eric Musselman cuts the net after Nevada defeated Colorado State 79-71 for the Mountain West Conference tournament championship Saturday in Las Vegas.

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Coach Eric Musselman acknowledges the crowd following the Pack's win against Irvine Wednesday.

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Nevada coach Eric Musselman expresses his displeasure with the Wolf Pack players early in the second half.

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Eric Musselman encourages his team during a recent game against Boise State at Lawlor Events Center.

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Nevada coach Eric Musselman looks on as the Wolf Pack makes a second-half run against New Mexico.

Carson High baseball gets out of tight spot for win at Reed

SPARKS — Close games have been the norm for Carson High in the early stages of the season, and the Senators found themselves in another tight situation on Wednesday night.

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Battle Born Social owner and chef David Stern talks about the branding of the new restaurant in downtown Carson City.

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David Stern poses outside the doors of Battle Born Social Wednesday afternoon.

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Librarian Sandy DeVaney delivers books to locals as part of the Carson City Librar's Homebound program on Friday, March 3.

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Mayor Bob Crowell, Supervisors Lori Bagwell and Brad Bonkowski, and developers Sam Landis, Rob McFadden and Mark Turner break ground on Mills Landing.

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Constructed in 1867, the Silver State Flour Mill in Paradise Valley is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Hear the Young Irelanders and its mix of flute, whistle, bodhrán, accordion, guitar and vocals April 7 at the CVIC Hall.

Nevada Wolf Pack’s Marshall, Oliver honored

Marshall, Oliver nab honors RENO — The honors keep rolling in for Nevada’s Marcus Marshall and Cameron Oliver.

Darrell Moody: No more fuss over Muss

Crisis averted. Eric Musselman, who led Nevada to regular-season and postseason titles in the Mountain West and took the team to its first NCAA Tournament since 2007, has elected to stay at Nevada after interviewing at Cal earlier this week.

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The southwest corner of the Overland Hotel was sectioned off after a Wednesday night stabbing that killed a Fallon man and wounded a female acquaintance.A suspect is in custody.

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Fallon Police Department spent Wednesday night investigating a fatal stabbing at the Overland Hotel.

Musselman returning to Nevada Wolf Pack

RENO — Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman has opted to return to Nevada after meeting with University of California officials on consecutive days earlier this week, according to reports.

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This vintage post card from 1905 shows the elegant Walley’s Hot Springs Hotel as it appeared at the time.

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Kahulanui brings their Hawaiian big band sounds to Fallon in a week.

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Mormon Station State Historic Park’s annual Easter celebration is returning April 15.

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Historic Tonopah is a good halfway point between Fallon and Las Vegas.

Shirley A. Corso

Shirley A. Corso, age 81 of Carson City Passed away March 20, 2017 Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home 775-882-2644

Albert Perondi

Albert Perondi, 96, passed away in Carson City Nevada March 18, 2017. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is handling the arrangements. 775-882-4965

Tuesday, March 21

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Mackenzie Tackett from Eagle Valley was fourth at 120 in the seventh-grade tourney

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Mackenzie Tackett from Eagle Valley was fourth at 120 in the seventh-grade tourney

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Dan Shoup, Annalize Sanders and Christina Dietlein rehearse a scene from "Bus Stop" on Tuesday night.

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Christina Dietlein, Jeff Basa and Joseph McClure rehearse a scene from "Bus Stop" on Tuesday night.

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Annalize Sanders and Dan Shoup rehearse for "Bus Stop" on Tuesday at the Brewery Arts Center.

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Tom Pierce attempts to repair the flag pole on top of the Capitol dome Tuesday morning, but high winds forced Pierce back to the ground before repairs could be made.

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Marinara is packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants.

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Patrons enjoy St. Patrick’s Day Trivia Night at the Carson City Library on Friday. For information about upcoming events at the library, go to carsoncitylibrary.org.

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Shelbi Schultz slides into home plate under South Tahoe catcher Drue Chapman's arm.

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

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

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

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Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury holds a press conference at the courthouse on Tuesday morning concering the suspect involved in the Judge Tatro.

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

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Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury holds a press conference at the courthouse to provide information on the investigation concerning a suspect in the Judge Tatro case on Tuesday.

Local Roundup: 2 Carson Middle School wrestlers win titles

Carson Middle School’s Allen Mayoral won the 120-pound seventh-grade title and Jesse Sapien, also of CMS, won the 125-pound eighth-grade title at the postseason meet Saturday in Lovelock.

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A duck enjoys the water of Stillwater Point Reservoir on the first day of spring.

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Stillwater National Wildlife Reuse encompasses 80,000 acres northeast of Fallon.

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One of the main canals is flowing at 200 cubic feet per second in bringing water into the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge.

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Water trickles into the center of the refuge, replenishing dry ponds affected by four years of drought.

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Stillwater Point Reservoir has 4-feet of water, more than enough for ducks to paddle near the shore on Monday.

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The socially-engaged art installation, titled “Unraveling Inequality” was set-up Monday on the lawn in front of the Legislature Building. It created by community members ranging in age from youth to seniors and presents the issues they want addressed during this Nevada Legislative session.

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An art installation titled "Unraveling Inequality" that was set up on the front lawn of the Legislature on Monday addressed a variety of issues.

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From left are Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Serna, CCHS student Tallon Amezquita and Army Capt. Stefan Wilson.

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From left are Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Serna, CCHS student Declan Bernard and Army Capt. Stefan Wilson.

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From left are Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Serna, CCHS students Declan Bernard, Shelby Chard and Tallon Amezquita and Army Capt. Stefan Wilson.

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From left Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Serna stands with CCHS student Shelby Chard and Army Capt. Stefan Wilson.

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Just 15 minutes of exercise will increase strength by 30 percent over six weeks.

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Mood can be affected by the smells that retrieve pleaant situations from the senses.

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A three-vehcile crash in December killed a Silver Springs man. The driver who caused the crash was sentenced Monday to 6-20 years in the Nevada State Prison.

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Fallon's Joe Terry competes in the 800-meter race in Saturday's meet in Yerington.

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Fallon's Reid Clyburn competes in the 300-meter hurdles in Yerington on Saturday.

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Fallon's Kyndal Collins crosses the finish line of the 200-meter race in the Yerington meet on Saturday.

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Fallon's Brynlee Shults competes in the long jump in Yerington on Saturday.

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The Fallon Youth Baseball teams line up behind the color guard for the national anthem.

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A light breeze unfurled the American flag for the national anthem during the opening ceremony of Fallon Youth Baseball's 2017 season.

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Tanner Huckaby leads his grandfather, John Huckaby, to the mound to throw the first pitch of the season.

Play Ball

Fallon Youth Baseball opened its season over the weekend, but a special recognition going back to the beginning was the main event; the FYB board recognized John Huckaby for his and his family’s involvement and dedication in the program.

Lady Wave wins; Fallon boys take 2nd

Leading into the first grand tournament of the season, the Greenwave boys and girls track and field teams placed in the top two of last weekend’s 84th annual Yerington Relays.

Greenwave golfers holding to top three in tournaments

The Greenwave boys’ golf team is seeing a good start to the season, finishing in the top five of their most recent tournaments.

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Western Nevada College Fallon planted pinwheels at both Getto and Pinon Halls to empower students and staff in seizing control against tobacco.

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Western Nevada College Fallon planted pinwheels at both Getto and Pinon Halls to empower students and staff in seizing control against tobacco.

Apollo Hannibal Vaz

Dr. Apollo Hannibal Vaz, resident of Fallon, passed away peacefully at home, Friday, March 17, 2017 with his family and friends by his bedside, after a long battle with cancer.

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

The socially-engaged art installation, titled “Unraveling Inequality” was set-up Monday on the lawn in front of the Legislature Building. It created by community members ranging in age from youth to seniors and presents the issues they want addressed during this Nevada Legislative session.

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

An art installation titled "Unraveling Inequality" that was set up on the front lawn of the Legislature on Monday addressed a variety of issues.

Margaret Theresa Facha

Margaret Theresa Facha, long time Fallon resident, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Ruth Shambaugh

Ruth was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, Registered Nurse and Volunteer. She lived her life in service of others. Her life as an RN touched all aspects of the profession.

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Monday, March 20

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Rich and Kathy King, owners of Fitness for Life have expanded and remodeled the yoga studio inside their business.

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Rich and Kathy King are the owners of Fitness for Life located on east Winnie Lane.

Keep the Pack intact, says Joe Santoro

Eric Musselman and Cam Oliver should stay right where they are.

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a kind of insects named aphid on the green plant

Spanish Springs tops Carson baseball

SPARKS — What started out as a promising day turned into a disaster.

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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 1986 file photo, Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)

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FILE - In this Saturday, March 28, 2009 file photo, American guitarist, singer and songwriter Chuck Berry performs during the "Rose Ball" in Monaco. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at age 90. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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FILE - In this Saturday, March 28, 2009 file photo, American guitarist, singer and songwriter Chuck Berry appears at the "Rose Ball" in Monaco. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at age 90. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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FILE - In this Saturday, May 30, 2009 file photo, Chuck Berry performs at The Domino Effect, a tribute concert to New Orleans rock and roll musician Fats Domino, at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Joe Albanese replaces an old mural with a new painting that will feature the album cover of a new Chuck Berry album at Delmar Loop in St. Louis on Saturday, March 18, 2017. They were surprised to hear that the music legend died as they were working on the project. Earlier in the day, police announced Berry died at the age of 90. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

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Teddy Kogos, of Vintage Vinyl, changes the marquee at the famed record store on the Delmar Loop in University City, Mo., to mark the death of music legend Chuck Berry on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. He was 90. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

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FILE - In this Saturday, March 28, 2009 file photo, American guitarist, singer and songwriter Chuck Berry performs during the "Rose Ball" in Monaco. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at age 90. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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FILE - In this Saturday, May 30, 2009 file photo, Chuck Berry performs at The Domino Effect, a tribute concert to New Orleans rock and roll musician Fats Domino, at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Paul Brown of Creve Coeur and his daughter Lacey Brown, 10, visit the statue of music legend Chuck Berry on the Delmar Loop, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in University City, Mo. Berry died earlier today at the age of 90. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

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FILE - In this Saturday, March 28, 2009 file photo, American guitarist, singer and songwriter Chuck Berry appears at the "Rose Ball" in Monaco. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at age 90. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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FILE - In this April 4, 1980 file photo, guitarist and singer Chuck Berry performs his "duck walk" as he plays his guitar on stage. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo)

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David Gaule, from Springfield, Ill. drops off flowers at the statue of music legend Chuck Berry on the Delmar Loop, in University City on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Berry died earlier today at the age of 90. After hearing Berry died Gaule drove to St. Louis from Springfield to pay his respects. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 28, 199 file photo, Chuck Berry performs during the "Legends of Rock 'n' Roll" at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Berry headlined the show that also featured appearances by Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90. (Michele Limina/Keystone via AP)

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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 1986 file photo, Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)

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A preferred route for the proposed Interstate 11 is to parallel most of U.S. 95.

Stewart D. Liddell

Stewart passed away at Carson Valley Senior Living where he had resided for the last nineteen years.

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The Ormsby House as shown last year.

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The Ormsby House as seen last year.

Stephen E. Pelkan

Stephen Edward Pelkan, 52, passed away peacefully March 10, 2017, in Kirkland, WA, with family by his side. He was born March 8, 1965, in Napa, CA to Betsy P. and Dr. Karl F. Pelkan Jr.After graduating from Justin Siena High School in 1983, Steve entered the Air Force, spent a year in Texas, and then three years at Ramstein AFB in Germany as an electrical power production specialist. He joked that the Air Force also taught him how to operate a snow shovel.

Jasmine Catrina Overli

Jasmine Catrina Overli, 23 of Reno, passed away on March 13, 2017, Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funeral & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Barbara Ortez

Barbara Ortez, 77 of Stagecoach, passed away on March 16, 2017, Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funeral & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Irene Frances Desmond

Irene Frances Desmond returned peacefully to Heaven on March 16, 2017.

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Codi will be on hand with Ken Beaton at the Carson City Wine Walk on April 1.

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Fallon catcher Brock Uptain tags out South Tahoe's Garret Harley at the plate in Friday's first game of a doubleheader.

Sunday, March 19

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Purdue's Vince Edwards (12) and Dakota Mathias (31) celebrate after defeating Iowa State 80-76 on Saturday in Milwaukee.

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Senator Erica Basa takes off during the long jump competition Saturday at the Jim Frank Track and Field Complex.

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Carson's Harry Meyer (far left) wins his heat of the 200m Saturday at Carson High.

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Senior pitcher Derek Shafer throws to a Spanish Springs batter Saturday at Ron McNutt Field.

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Senior Greg Wallace competes in the high jump Saturday at the Jim Frank Track and Field Complex.

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A group of Carson runners compete in the 1600m Saturday.

Saturday, March 18

NCAA: Butler, Purdue post wins in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE – The clock struck 12 on Middle Tennessee State’s season Saturday night.

Prep Roundup: Carson High baseball falls; Dayton’s Ply clears 6-10

Carson High scored two runs in the first inning, but the bats went silent over the last five innings, enabling Spanish Springs to grab a 4-2 4A victory Saturday morning at Ron McNutt Field.

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Second-grader Daniella Saenz-Cabuto, 7, draws during an art lesson at Empire Elementary School on Friday.

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Second-grader Judah Menard, 8, draws during an art lesson at Empire Elementary School in Carson City, Nev., on Friday.

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Second-grader Illyanna Cazarez, 8, draws during an art lesson at Empire Elementary School on Friday.

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2016 Silver Beaver Recipients are Steve Kenzer, left, Ron Thornton, Rita Hemmert, Derek Allen, Thierry Barkley, Alan Perazzo, David Van Wagenen and Brian Crane.

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Artist’s rendering of the new Mills Landing town home community to be built on State Street in Carson City.

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Mark Beauchamp and Jeff Shaheen, co-founders of Shaheen Beauchamp Builders, will accept the Nevada Builders Alliance Golden Hammer Award for impact to economic development at the Northern Nevada Development Authority Pioneer Awards dinner at the Carson Nugget Friday, March 31, at 6 p.m.

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Speech and Debate Tournament at Spring Valley High School

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Sawyer Barnett

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Perfect Attendance Award Winners for February

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Danny Dudley and Cailyn Campos

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Hailey Benson

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Mr. Carson High Curtis Basa

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CHS Orchestra at the Washoe County School District High School Orchestra Festival.

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CHS Students with Perfect Attendance Third Quarter

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Curtis Basa

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Brandon Gagnon and Ashton Milligan

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Students salute as the National Anthem is sung during the NJROTC’s annual pass-in-review ceremony.

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PHS students Nick Franklin and Beth Crandell with Assemblyman Edgar Flores.

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An eight-member academic delegation from Poland toured Western Nevada College’s Advanced Manufacturing labs on Tuesday in Carson City. WNC Electronics and Industrial Technology Professor Emily Howarth is pictured fourth from the left.

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Jason Spohr, an Auto Mechanics instructor at Western Nevada College, sits behind the wheel of a 1953 Cadillac that Auto Mechanics and Auto Body classes will restore in the coming year.

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Lizzie Williams races into her teammates at home plate after hitting a home run during Fallon's softball game against South Tahoe.

Lady Wave 3 for 3 against Vikings

The Lady Wave softball team dominated its first league weekend against South Tahoe, taking strong wins in every game.

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Nevada's bench reacts in the final minutes of Thursday's game against Iowa State.

Friday, March 17

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Middle Tennessee State's Antwain Johnson (2) is hit in the face as he drives past Minnesota's Dupree McBrayer (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

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This March 15, 2017 photo shows the T-Rex dinosaur, one of three new tokens that will be included in upcoming versions of the board game Monopoly, in Atlantic City, N.J. Hasbro Inc. revealed the results of voting on Friday, March 17, 2017. Leaving the game will be the boot, wheelbarrow and thimble tokens. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Dayton baseball falls to Elko

ELKO — Alec Wall hit a two-run homer to snap a 9-all tie and give Elko an 11-9 win over Dayton in the 3A baseball opener for both schools.

Fallon, South Tahoe split baseball doubleheader

After South Tahoe upset the Greenwave in the first game of a Northern 3A baseball doubleheader, Fallon pitcher Alex Mendez knew he had to stop the Vikings from a sweep.

Roger Diez: Kyle Busch is a racer, not a fighter

Las Vegas is known for many things, among them NASCAR racing and MMA championship fights.

Joe Santoro: Next time, Nevada needs to bring a defense

When Eric Musselman was introduced as the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball coach two years ago, he stood confidently behind a podium and a microphone and declared, “We want it to be cosmetically pleasing to the fans.”

Nevada Notebook: Pack couldn’t chair the boards

MILWAUKEE – One area where Nevada coach Eric Musselman thought his team had an advantage going into its NCAA opener against Iowa State was in rebounding.

NVAA: Middle Tennessee State taking big-time’s best shot

MILWAUKEE – Every NCAA tournament, there’s a team that catches the fancy of basketball fans nationwide, and this year the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders might be that feel-good story.

Nevada Wolf Pack headed in the right direction

MILWAUKEE – It has been less than 48 hours since Iowa State snapped Nevada’s nine-game win streak and sent the Wolf Pack back to Northern Nevada

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Crews finish last-minute work Wednesday afternoon on one of four culverts on U.S. 95.

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Water breached a canal near Powerline Road with water streaming into the desert.

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Looking east from one of the culverts on U.S. 95, about 13 miles south of Fallon. The culverts will allow water to run underneath the highway and east across the desert to Carson Lake.

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Water from the V-line canal flows in a north-south canal near Powerline Road.

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Tez Allen, center, signs his letter of intent to play basketball at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Or. Thursday at Carson High. Pictured with him are his mother Kaylie Rooker (left), father Roswell Allen and CHS boys coach Carlos Mendeguia (standing) and SOU basketball coach Brian McDermott (seated).

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Tez Allen holds up his new Southern Oregon t-shirt Thursday at CHS.

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Tez Allen, center, tries on his new SOU ball cap Thursday at Carson High after his signing to play with the Raiders.

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Middle Tennessee State's JaCorey Williams celebrates during the second half against Minnesota on Thursday.

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Middle Tennessee State's JaCorey Williams celebrates during the second half against Minnesota on Thursday.

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Middle Tennessee State's JaCorey Williams (22) and Tyrik Dixon (0) celebrate during the second half against Minnesota on Thursday.

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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)

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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)

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Nevada's Lindsey Drew (14) goes up for a shot against Iowa State's Deonte Burton (30) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Iowa State's Monte Morris (11) goes up for a shot against Nevada's Lindsey Drew (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

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

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Iowa State's Nazareth Mitrou-Long (15) drives around Nevada's Marcus Marshall (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

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Iowa State's Nazareth Mitrou-Long (15) shoots over Nevada's Marcus Marshall (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

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Nevada head coach Eric Musselman watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game against Iowa State Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

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Iowa State's Nazareth Mitrou-Long (15) battles against Nevada's Marcus Marshall (1) for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

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Nevada head coach Eric Musselman reacts as he watches his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game against Iowa State Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver (0) goes up for a shot over Iowa State defense during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Nevada's Lindsey Drew (14) goes up for a shot against Iowa State's Deonte Burton (30) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline (24) loses control of the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game against Iowa State Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Nevada cheerleaders cheer before the first half Thursday.

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Billy McGarvey, a senior at Nevada, takes a break from performing as Nevada mascot Alphie during half time Thursday.

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Nevada's D.J. Fenner (15) blocks a shot by Iowa State's Solomon Young (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline (24) and Iowa State's Solomon Young battle for a lose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline, right, and Iowa State's Solomon Young battle for a lose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Nevada's Lindsey Drew (14) goes up for a shot against Iowa State's Deonte Burton (30) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver (0) rejects a shot by Iowa State's Matt Thomas (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Iowa State's Monte Morris (11) shoots over Nevada's Cameron Oliver (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball tournament first-round game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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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)

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Churchill County recognizes its longtime employees. From left, Commissioner Bus Scharmann, Commisioner Carl Erquiaga, Diane Moyle (Planning Department, 10 years), Manny Lopez (Social Services, 10 years), Commissioner Pete Olsen, Rochanne Downs (Assessor's Office (5 years) and County Manager Eleanor Lockwood (20 years). Not pictured: Nick Adams (Road Department, 5 years), Jolie Jabines (Sheriff's Office, 10 years), Jerilyn Whitaker (Sheriff's Office, 10 years), Karl Zulz (Road Department, 15 years).

June Adele Bachman

A resident of Minden, NV, June was born in Newton, MA on August 30, 1934, passed away in Carson City on March 13, 2017.

James “Monte” Clevenger

James “Monte” Clevenger, age 44, passed away March 16, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada.

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FILE - In this April 13, 2006, file photo, Pete Vavricka conducts an underground train from the entrance of Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Nevada's congressional delegation is nearly united decrying President Donald Trump's request for Congress to allocate $120 million to restart the licensing process for a national nuclear waste dump in the desert outside Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

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This April 9, 2015, file photo shows the south portal of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump near Mercury.

Joe Santoro: It could be Eric the Great — somewhere else

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Will Eric Musselman coach the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team in the 2017-18 season? The California Golden Bears are looking for a new coach.

Iowa State too much for Nevada Wolf Pack

MILWAUKEE – Nevada’s first NCAA appearance since the 2007-08 season and its best season since 2011-12 ended in a healthy dose of disappointment.

Nevada Notebook: Tough ending for Fenner

MILWAUKEE – It was a tough two weeks for senior D.J. Fenner, who was the only holdover from the David Carter era.

Thursday, March 16

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Carson City Senior Center participants will have new classes in public safety and health to look forward to as the Center joins forces with Carson City Sheriff’s office and fire department to provide educational classes to seniors.

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Area elementary choir students rehearse for 'Choirpalooza' Thursday in the Morse Burley Gymasium at CHS Thursday.

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Elementary students from around Carson City rehearse at CHS Thursday morning in preparation for 'Choirpalooza,' a combined performance with middle and high school choir students on Thursday night.

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Kiwanis Club of Dayton’s 27th annual Casino Night — offering food, gaming, a raffle and silent auction — raises money to help send local students to college.

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Kiwanis Club of Dayton Township’s annual Casino Night returns Saturday.

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The first of several new ‘Welcome to Nevada’ road signs was installed this week at the Nevada-California border on State Route 88 south of Minden.

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NDOT crews are installing more than 20 new ‘Welcome to Nevada’ signs at locations statewide.

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Art students designed the new signs going up at border locations.

Blue Raiders riding high into second round

MILWAUKEE – The first 12-5 upset of the NCAA Tournament came on Thursday afternoon when Middle Tennessee State handled Minnesota, 81-72, at the BMO Bradley Center.

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Terra Duncan, left, and Ashley Luck of Telegraph Coffee and Tap are supporting the Churchill Community Coalition's mission to reduce underage drinking.

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Cast of Wizard of Oz was staff from Financial Horizons Credit Union and the Lahontan PTO president and her son. Back row from left are Sue Payne, Tiffany Deboer, Angela Guthrie, Erica Smith, Andrea Cavanaugh, Cynthia Frank , Sheila Washington. Front Row is Liam Few.

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The Taj Dance Club preformed several dances to Wizard Of Oz inspired music

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Oasis Academy Middle School Student Council: From left are John Anthony Hallberg, treasurer; Josiah Rosario, president; Aubree Shear, secretary; Teagan Dill, vice president, Shana Plount, CASA program manager

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Berney Realty: From left are Cari Norcutt, owner/broker, Carol Arciniega, Realtor, Shana Plount, CASA program manager.

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Functional Fitness: Back row from left are Functional Fitness members, Front row from left are: Kelli Weishaupt, Division of Child and Family Services, Starr Friedenthal, Carry Thibaut, owner/trainer, Shana Plount, CASA program manager.

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UNCE presents a Beef Feedlot School whereby classes are geared toward cattle producers.

Carson High’s Tez Allen signs with Southern Oregon University

Tez Allen has spent countless hours in gyms and weight rooms to improve his game and his body, and Thursday that work paid the hoped-for dividends.

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"Warm-up dancers" preceding the show

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Churchill County High School's Employability Fair last week included Sheriff Ben Trotter (front), Banner Churchill Community Hospital's CEO, staff from Naval Air Station Fallon and Nevada State Departments as well as numerous local businesses.

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Guest coach Lorne Smith offers advice to Tristan Rodarte during a preseason practice session.

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JayDan Vasquez, 42, Patrick Marrow, 80, Jason Lofthouse, 89, and Conor Keitz, 14, practice plays in preparation for their first game of the season.

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Goalie Audrey Rasmussen defends the goal as Jaidyn Delgado, left, Maiya Swan, center foreground, and Jaylee McEwen attack.

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Kate Dunkin, right, chases Sadie O'Flaherty, left, during a preseason practice play.

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Team manager Jaylee McEwen helps with a passing/catching drill during an Oasis girls' lacrosse practice session.

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X prepares to kick off the end of the path during the long jump event.

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Donovan Wright winds up for a discus throw during the CCHS team's first meet of the season.

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From Left. Trevor East, Reid Clyburn and Trevor Brown vault the barriers during the hurdles event at the Greenwave's first track meet of the year.

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Colton Tognazzini releases his shot put during the boys' event at the CCHS track.

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Bailee Walker-Morris comes in for a landing during the long jump.

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Whitney Skabelund braces for a landing in the long jump at CCHS's first home track meet.

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Allison Marrujo starts her run up to a throw during the girls' shot put at Churchill County High School's track field.

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Jordyn Dahl arcs over the crossbar during the pole vault at Saturday's home track meet.

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Members of the Churchill County archery club show off their awards after winning third in the state archery tournament. Left to right are Koda Biggs, Broder Thurston, Sterling Lee, Emily Dixon, Lana Quint, Cody Sponsler and Sienna Burgess.

Bull’s eye

Churchill County High School’s archery club took third place as a team during this year’s annual state tournament.

Lady Wave ready to make a run for the title

It’s going to be a scary season for the Lady Wave track and field team.

Still young, Fallon boys return with state experience

Young but with more experience, the Greenwave boys track and field team is poised to challenge the top teams in the 3A North.

Starting STRONG

Oasis Academy’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team is off to a great start with a record of 3-0 in its first season.

And they’re off

Oasis Academy’s boys’ lacrosse team opened its season last week, falling to the Damonte Ranch Mustangs and the McQueen Lancers.

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An aerial shot of recent flood damage in Dayton

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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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The Young family prepares taste samples of each handcrafted beer on the menu for customers.

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The first drink Shoe Tree Brewing Company sold out on wasn't a beer; it was the Cold Pressed Coffee, chilled for 15 hours.

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The high ceiling brew room is designed for easy distributing and can be toured by customers.

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When customers first walk in, a menu of handcrafted drinks is listed near the bar for a quick order.

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The Shoe Tree Brewing Company is located next to Sassafra Eclectic Food Joint, on Old Hot Springs Road.

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The Shoe Tree Brewery on Old Hot Springs Road is open, serving handcrafted beer. From left, owners Paul Young, Jessica Young, and Jeff Young.

David Oscar Hoy

David Oscar Hoy, 62, of Lynwood, California, succumbed to pneumonia and was surrounded by his family on March 6th, 2017. He joined his parents, Jack and Alice Hoy and brother Jack Hoy of Lynwood, California. He would have been 63 on March 14th, 2017.

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An insider’s look at the historic Wungnema House is being offered on Sunday.

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Peter Krogh Andersen

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Marine Corps veteran John Louritt is recognized as Veteran of the Month Wednesday during the 2017 Veterans and Military Day at the Legislature.

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

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

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

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

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Mugshot of John Aston

Thomas Garretson

Thomas Garretson, 58, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on Friday, March 10th, surrounded by loved ones.

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Published Caption: LVN file photo The Bureau of Land Management plans to step up temporary roundups of wild horses to treat the animals with fertility control drugs. Photographer's Caption: Published Caption: Nevada Appeal File Photo Wild horses eat grass hay after being relocated to the Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Center in Palomino Valley. Photographer's Caption: Published Caption: David Hunter/Associated Press File Photo Wild horses eat grass hay after being relocated to the Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Center in Palomino Valley in Oct. 1999. Photographer's Caption: Published Caption: David Hunter/Associated Press File Photo Wild mares from the New Pass area of central Nevada eat grass hay after being relocated to the Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Center in Palomino Valley on Oct. 27, 1999. Federal land managers have temporarily shut down the facility north of Reno, where 130 wild horses have recently died from health problems that could pose a threat to workers and visitors. Photographer's Caption: Wild mares from the New Pass area of central Nevada eat grass hay after being relocated to the Bureau of Land Management's National Wild Horse and Burro Center in Palomino Valley, Nev., in this file photo from Oct. 27, 1999. Federal land managers have temporarily shut down the facility north of Reno, where 130 wild horses have recently died from health problems that could pose a threat to workers and visitors. (AP Photo/David Hunter)

Richard F. Perkins

Richard F. Perkins, age 65, of Minden, Passed away March 10, 2017. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home 775-882-2644

Wednesday, March 15

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The women and men on the Western Nevada College Soccer Club have been training together through a cold and wet winter.

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D.J. Fenner brings the ball up the court for Nevada earlier this season.

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Cameron Oliver goes up for a shot earlier this season.

Nevada Wolf Pack Notebook: Redshirt Cooke transferred from Iowa State

MILWAUKEE – Nevada redshirt Hallice Cooke knows Nevada and Iowa State.

Western Nevada College soccer flourishing in NorCal play

Western Nevada College is ascending the West Coast Soccer Association standings. Participating in the NorCal men’s and women’s divisions, the Wildcats are more than holding their own during the 2017 spring club seasons.

Nevada Wolf Pack looks to pull off upset against Cyclones

MILWAUKEE – The 5 versus 12 first-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament has lent itself to many upsets over the years.

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Governor Brian Sandoval

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Irish music with Men of Worth will fill the Brewery Arts Center on St. Patrick’s Day.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval talks with two students from Bordewich Bray Elementary school Wednesday morning.

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Bordewich Bray Elementary school students and faculty meet Gov. Brian Sandoval and Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes at the Governor's Mansion Wednesday morning, for a walk as part of Nevada Moves Week.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval enjoys a morning walk to school with Bordewich Bray Elementary School with students and faculty Wednesday morning.

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Flaggers hook up portable lights before U.S. Highway 95 reopened Wednesday afternoon.

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Crew began reopening U.S. Highway 95 shortly before 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Crews finish last-minute work on one of four culverts.

James Wesley Biffle

James Wesley Biffle, 73, of Fallon, Nevada died peacefully in his sleep on March 13, 2017.

Edith Fay Rogers

Edith Fay Rogers passed away on March 13th, 2017, at the age of 78.

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Toots is a six-year-old Tabby who would make a good companion.

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Monte Morris of Iowa State

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Deonte Burton of Iowa State.

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Solomon Young of Iowa State

Martin H. Purshouse

Martin H. Purshouse, 84, of Gardnerville, passed away on March 11, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800.

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Kahulanui brings its Hawaiian music to Fallon later this month.

Michael Shannon Goodridge

Michael leaves behind daughters Paula Baca and Tammy Varney; grandchildren Alex, Mandy, Mason, McKenna and Owen; sisters Martha Leuken; Robin Farley and husband Dan; brother Tom Goodridge and wife Tanya.

Tuesday, March 14

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Carson freshman Abby Pradere keeps pace with Centennial's Karina Haymore (center) and Alexis Gourrier (right) in the Division I 1600-meter race at last year's NIAA State Championships at Carson High School.

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Jared Barnard delivers a pitch in a game against Reno on Tuesday afternoon.

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Shortstop Jace Keema turns a double play in a game against Reno on Tuesday afternoon.

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Tim McCarthy instructs middle school wrestlers on match assignments Saturday during a Tah-Neva League wrestling tournament Saturday at Carson Valley Middle School. The league championships will be held this Saturday at Pershing County High School in Lovelock.

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

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Western Nevada College student and "Kick Butts Day" event coordinator Spencer Flanders sticks pinwheels into the front lawn of the campus on Tuesday afternnon.

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Pinwheels that represent people who die daily from tobacco related illness fill the campus front lawn at Western Nevada College.

Carson High baseball walks off against Reno

Carson High’s Luke Myers took two swings in the bottom of the seventh, and both hurt.

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FILE - In this April 13, 2006, file photo, Pete Vavricka conducts an underground train from the entrance of Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Nevada lawmakers are being asked to commit about $3.75 million over the next two years to fund the fight against a federal proposal to bury the nation's most radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain, about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

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FILE - This April 9, 2015, file photo shows the south portal of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump near Mercury, Nev. Nevada lawmakers are being asked to commit about $3.75 million over the next two years to fund the fight against a federal proposal to bury the nation's most radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain, about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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A member of the CCHS girls' swim team prepares to flip for her return lap during a practice.

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One of Fallon's swimmers grabs a breath of air as he pushes through the water during one of the team's preseason practices.

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A Churchill County swimmer races through the water at Churchill County pool.

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Churchill County swimmers practice laps in the county pool as they prepare for the season.

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Alexis Jarrett, left, gets tagged by Stacy Kalt during a Lady Wave practice session.

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Hannah Hitchcock winds up for a pitch at the CCHS softball field.

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Fallon catcher Edgar Alvarado hits his second home run of the game against McQueen on Saturday in Fallon's only win of the Mike Bearman Memorial Tournament in Sparks.

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

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Lailani Otuafi, 20, was named MVP of the Northern 3A girls' basketball teams; she was joined on the first team by teammates Caitlyn Welch and Faith Cornmesser.

Coaches recognize Lady Wave for postseason awards

Lady Wave basketball capped their historic season with selections to the All-North and All-State teams; six players were recognized for All-North and three to All-State with Coach Anne Smith herself being named coach of the year.

Taking off

The Greenwave baseball team picked up its first win of the season on the final day of the Mike Bearman Memorial Tournament.

Lady Wave off to rough start

The Lady Wave had their first softball games of the season over the weekend, going 1-4 in a preseason tournament in California.

Ready to make waves

Churchill County’s swim teams are looking to make a splash this year as they dive into the 2017 season.

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4-H Kitchen Warriors assemble cookies.

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Sue Van Patten leads the Kitchen Warriors 4-H cooking club in Fallon. The club is open to boys and girls who would like to learn how to prepare meals.

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Water still maintains a high level in the V-line canal at a diversion point that will send water to Sheckler Reservoir and the desert.

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Construction crews work on the final culvert that will bring water under U.S. Highway 95 to Carson Lake.

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Water rushes out of a new spillway constructed on the V-line canal last week.

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The installation of four culverts should be finished by the end of the week.

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Not much exists in Gabbs, a small town located in the Nevada desert.

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A detour sign greets motorists at Luning.

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2nd Lt. Anthony Tisdale received his pilot wings during Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-05’s graduation ceremony at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

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Emergency responders meet with Mayor Ken Tedford as he announces the proclamation of March as Move Over for Emergency Vehicles Month. From left are Thomas Wood, Ben Trotter, Ken Tedford, Dave Lane, Kevin Gehman and Ralph Hamman.

Local sports roundup: Ex-Senator Corey Reid takes second in nation in heptathlon

Corey Reid from Azusa Pacific finished second at the recent Division II Indoor Heptathlon Championships.

Carson High track has plenty of depth this season

When Carson High convened its first track practice this spring, head coach Robert Maw was greeted by nearly 150 athletes, the highest total since he took over the program.

Nevada Wolf Pack faces experienced Cyclones

Iowa State will be making its sixth straight NCAA appearance, and the Cyclones have several players on their roster who have played in multiple NCAA Tournament games.

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Churchill County Library celebrates its special birthday with a cake by Cheryl Scherschel (pictured) that included edible balloons.

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Congressman Mark Amodei speaks at the State Legislature on Monday.

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Demonstrators gather in front of the State Legislature building on Monday.

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Congressman Mark Amodei hands out PICON hats after his speech to state legislators on Monday. PICON stands for People in Charge of Nevada.

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Star Bart Hyde and student Jordan Medrano

In Loving Memory of our Beloved Juanita Fay “Dotson” Munoz

Taken from us way to soon. You will remain in our hearts forever, never to be forgotten.

Gilbert Leroy Ray

Gilbert Leroy Ray, age 73, passed away on March 12, 2017 at his residence in Fallon.

In Loving Memory - Marguerite Natalie Olm

Marguerite Natalie Olm, age 89, passed away from natural causes at her home in Carson City, Nevada, July 26, 2016.

Andrew (Jordan) Reno

Beloved Son & Brother, Jordan was born in Carson City, NV. At age 11, he moved to Meridian, CA at which time he discovered a deep love for the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Jordan graduated from Sutter Union High School in 2016. After graduating, he started his dream job at Butte Lodge Outing Club.

Robert Orris Marine

This isn’t an ordinary obituary, but Robert Marine was no ordinary man. He stayed between the lines, but lived by his own rules. Not to be deprived of his passion, he crafted pieces of art in his shop, Marine’s Woodworking, until the day his heart gave out. He didn’t want it any other way.

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The Bendure Bunch gathers around Phyllis Bendure. Front row from left to right are Phyllis and Judy Bendure. Standing from left to right are Ted and Sue Bendure; Sue Bendure Henderson and Alan Forbes; and Fred Bendure.

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One of the two posters to decorate and celebrate Phyllis Bendure’s 98th birthday (March 9, 2017.)

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Phyllis Bendure is ready to celebrate and welcome her guests.

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Phyllis Bendure is seated in front of her three adult children. Standing from left to right are Ted Bendure, Sue Bendure Henderson and Fred Bendure.

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University of Nevada, Reno professor Sudeep Chandra

Charles N. Lundberg

Charles N. Lundberg, 59, died March 10, 2017 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson, left, presents Nevada coach Eric Musselman with the trophy after Nevada defeated Colorado State 79-71 in an NCAA college basketball game for the conference title, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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Nevada's Marcus Marshall shoots as Colorado State's J.D. Paige defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference tournament championship Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver takes a selfie after Nevada defeated Colorado State 79-71 in an NCAA college basketball game for the Mountain West Conference tournament championship Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Monday, March 13

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Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval poses with schoolchildren in front of the Governor's Mansion Wednesday morning prior to walking to school with them for Nevada Moves.

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Governor Brian Sandoval walks with children and parents to Bordewich-Bray Wednesday during Nevada Moves.

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Iowa State's Deonte Burton shoots during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia for the championship of the the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 11, 2017. Iowa State won 80-74. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Nevada Wolf Pack is right where it wants to be says Joe Santoro

The NCAA tournament selection committee didn’t do the Nevada Wolf Pack any favors on Sunday. The national media also didn’t help the Pack. And the Mountain West, well, nothing new there.

NCAA Tournament: Nevada Wolf Pack has shown its ability to come from behind

RENO — The one thing Nevada has demonstrated in its run to regular and post-season championships in the Mountain West is its resilience.

Iowa State surges into showdown vs. Pack

A month ago, Iowa State looked like a team on the verge of falling out of NCAA Tournament contention.

Carson High swim teams pick up wins

Carson High’s swim teams recorded league wins over Wooster and Damonte Ranch over the weekend.

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Nevada coach Eric Musselman takes down the net Saturday night in Las Vegas after the Pack defeated Colorado State.

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Nevada coach Eric Musselman takes down the net Saturday night in Las Vegas after the Pack defeated Colorado State.

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Gabrielle Hunt, a junior at Yerington High School, won the Nevada Poetry Out Loud State Finals on Saturday in Reno and will represent Nevada at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April.

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Sunday, March 12

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The Carson River is seen at the Cradlebaugh Bridge as it flows under U.S. 395 in Minden in January.

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Cole MacDannald's senior project is rebuilding a 1979 Knucklehead Harley-Davidson.

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Nevada coach Eric Musselman hoists the trophy after Nevada defeated Colorado State 79-71 in an NCAA college basketball game for the Mountain West Conference tournament championship Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline shoots as Colorado State's Braden Koelliker defends Saturday.

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The Nevada bench reacts after a 3-point shot during the first half Saturday.

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Colorado State's Emmanuel Omogbo, left, and Nevada's Jordan Caroline reach for a rebound during the first half Saturday.

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Nevada's D.J. Fenner reacts after sinking a 3-point shot during the first half Saturday.

Nevada Wolf Pack starts March Madness Thursday against Iowa State in Milwaukee

RENO — With fans, administration members, the pep band and cheerleaders looking on, Nevada found out that it would open the NCAA Tournament Thursday in Milwaukee against Iowa State (23-10), the fourth-place finisher and post-season champion from the Big 12.

Saturday, March 11

Prep Roundup: Carson High baseball splits pair

RENO — The Carson High baseball team ran its winning streak to four games before sustaining its first loss of the season at the Mike Bearman Tournament on Saturday in Reno.

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Nevada coach Eric Musselman gestures to his team during the second half against Colorado State in an NCAA college basketball game for the Mountain West Conference tournament championship Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. Nevada won 79-71. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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Nevada players celebrate after defeating Colorado State in an NCAA college basketball game for the Mountain West Conference tournament championship Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. Nevada won 79-71. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson, left, presents Nevada coach Eric Musselman with the trophy after Nevada defeated Colorado State 79-71 in an NCAA college basketball game for the conference title, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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Nevada coach Eric Musselman cuts the net after Nevada defeated Colorado State 79-71 for the Mountain West Conference tournament championship Saturday in Las Vegas.

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The Nevada bench reacts after a 3-point shot during the first half Saturday.

Let the madness begin: Nevada back in NCAA Tournament

LAS VEGAS — Nevada is going dancing. Led by tournament MVP Jordan Caroline’s 23 points and 10 rebounds, Nevada knocked off Colorado State, 79-71, at Thomas & Mack Center to win the Mountain West postseason tournament and advance to the NCAA Tournament.

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Volunteer LaVonne Birdwell arranges quilts on a stand located near the Senior Center gift shop that is open to the public.

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Phil Norman, an AARP volunteer, prepares a tax return for Wanda Laeger at the Senior Center.

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Avid rock hunters Dennis Morrison and his wife, Tonie, shape semi-precious stones on a grinder in the Senior Center's lapidary shop.

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Senior Center executive director Courtney Warner answers a question from James Warren regarding transportation arrangements to the VA office in Reno.

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Lottie Kennedy, 91, enjoys a hot lunch at the Senior Center.

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Richard Castle displays a rock that was cut in the Senior Center's lapidary shop.

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Lori Dias participates in a line-dancing class offered at the Senior Center.

Nevada Wolf Pack notebook: Musselman has Pack back in national spotlight

LAS VEGAS — Eric Musselman has Nevada relevant again in college basketball, and that was part of the vision he had when he took the Wolf Pack basketball job.

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Standing from left top row: Kamryn Main, Lander Smith, Bryce Fettic, Caydee Farnworth, Isaiah Santos, Garrett Wilson, Thomas Legott, Daniel Cazares, Diana Pierrott, and Daniela Solis Middle Row: Camilla Arechiga, Shania West, Katie Bagula, Sadie Tingle, Grace Nichols, Emma Henrie, Kenadi Carter, Jessica Knutson, Amy Funes, Amberlee Ketten Bottom Row: Haylee Busby, Kyla McGee, Mackenzie Valentine, Gillian Ladiges, and, Kianna Hettricks. Not pictured: Shannon Von Duering.

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Ciabi Dick, 11, is Jr. Miss Nevada Urban Indians Powwow Princess.

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From left: Giselle Medina, Gabe Dums, Alyssa Eisenbeiss, Joseline Avila, Jessica Corona, Instructor Marianne Garvey, Daisy Ruiz-Baez, Hannah Harris, Alina Karimi, Devon Parker, Nina Davis.

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Winners Tyler Alexander and Jens Robison

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Shark Tank Principles of Business Winner Charles Andrews

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Shark Tank Principles of Business Winner Kacey Kendall

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Student of the Week Natalia Smith

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Shark Tank Advanced Class Winners Sophia Waite, Wyatt Law, Shaylin Segurra

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Shark Tank Business I Winner Kiana Martinez

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Shark Tank Business II Winner Pablo Nobre Dos Reis

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CHS Speech and Debate Team

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Senior in the Spotlight Aneet Mand

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Shark Tank Advanced Class Winners Sophia Waite, Wyatt Law, Shaylin Segurra

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Honorable mention: ‘Pinecone’ by Anke Simpson.

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Second place: ‘Hay Wire’ by Monique Giron.

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Third place: ‘Weathered Shutter’ by Beth Matheus.

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First place in Carson City Photo Club’s monthly competition, highlighting texture and patterns, went to Tom Keller’s ‘Blue Geode.’ The club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. All levels of photographers are welcome.

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Participants release balloons Saturday as a part of the Jog for Jordan event put on by Carson High senior Alyssa Woodward as a way to honor her late brother and raise awareness for suicide prevention. The participants had a moment of silence and released the balloons to honor those who have passed.

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Joggers pose at the beginning of the 5K race for Jog for Jordan Satruday.

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Carson High Senior Alyssa Woodward stands with her parents at the start of the Jog for Jordan event. Woodward started the event as a way to honor her late brother and raise awareness about suicide prevention.

Nevada Wolf Pack back in NCAA Tournament

LAS VEGAS — Nevada is going dancing. Led by tournament MVP Jordan Caroline’s 23 points and 10 rebounds, Nevada knocked off Colorado State, 79-71, at Thomas & Mack Center to win the Mountain West postseason tournament and advance to the NCAA Tournament.

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Pioneer High School students are offered classes to prepare for health related careers.

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PHS students will compete at the HOSA Nevada State Leadership Conference during spring break.

Darrell Moody: Reality is other schools could want Musselman

If you are a mid- major basketball program like Nevada and have a great coach like Eric Musselman, this is a scary time of the year.

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Nevada's Lindsey Drew shoots as Fresno State's Jahmel Taylor, left, and Bryson Williams defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference tournament semifinals Friday, March 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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Nevada's D.J. Fenner drives to the hoop as Fresno State's Cullen Russo defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference tournament semifinals Friday, March 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Fresno State in the Mountain West Conference tournament semifinals Friday, March 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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Nevada coach Eric Musselman expresses his displeasure with the Wolf Pack players early in the second half.

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Joe Tonino makes a diving attempt to catch a flyball for Carson on Friday.

Nevada comes back to beat Fresno State

LAS VEGAS – For 20 minutes, the Nevada Wolf Pack did its best imitation of the gang that couldn’t shoot straight. And, in the second half, the Wolf Pack couldn’t miss.

Friday, March 10

Prep Roundup: Carson High baseball wins 2

Bryce Moyle had about as good of a day as a player could have at the plate and on the mound for the Carson High baseball team as the Senators finished off a sweep of two games in the Mike Bearman Invitation on Friday at Ron McNutt Field.

Wolf Pack Notebook: Marshall lays down law again for Nevada

LAS VEGAS – Marcus Marshall transferred to Nevada from Missouri State because he wanted an opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament.

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Marcus Marchegger is honored for his donation to Muscle Powered.

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Renee Plain and Kathie Taylor of In Plain Sight Marketing LLC celebrate the company’s fifth anniversary with winning the Northern Nevada Development Authority’s Mark Twain award for marketing campaign of the year.

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A deer jumps over a fence on Mountain Street in front of Gov. Brian Sandoval in 2014 during Nevada Moves Day.

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A group of Fremont students walk down Little Lane on their way to school Wednesday. The students had the option to walk to school Wednesday morning in an effort to get kids moving more for Nevada Moves Day.

Roger Diez: Not always the swiftest, strongest

Damon Runyon once said, “The race may not always be to the swift, nor the victory to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.”

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Utah State's Koby McEwen drives to the hoop as Nevada's Lindsey Drew defends during the second half Thursday.

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver shoots as Utah State's Koby McEwen defends during the first half Thursday.

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Utah State's Koby McEwen and Nevada's Josh Hall watch a loose ball Thursday.

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Utah State's Quinn Taylor, right, and Nevada's Leland King reach for a rebound during the first half Thursday.

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Utah State head coach Tim Duryea instructs his team Thursday.

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Nevada's Lindsey Drew drives under the hoop as Utah State's Julion Pearre defends during the first half Thursday.

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Nevada's Lindsey Drew shoots against Utah State's Koby McEwen in the first half Thursday.

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Utah State's Jalen Moore, right, and Nevada's Lindsey Drew go after a loose ball Thursday in Las Vegas.

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Utah State's Quinn Taylor dunks during the second half Thursday against Nevada in the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas.

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Nevada head coach Eric Musselman watches his team during the first half Thursday.

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Nevada's Lindsey Drew, left, congratulates teammate Cameron Oliver in the second half against Utah State on Thursday.

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Carson Middle School student Jerry DeLeon, 13, hits a speed bag at the Carson City Boxing Club on Tuesday night.

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D'Angelo Filmore, 7, shadow boxes while looking in a mirror at the Carson City Boxing Club.

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Carson High School student Diego Gutierrez, 15, spars with Mike Peralta, a former professional boxer and co-owner of the Carson City Boxing Club.

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D'Angelo Filmore, 7, shadow boxes while looking in a mirror at the Carson City Boxing Club.

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Miguel Mendoza, 10, works out on a heavy bag at the Carson City Boxing Club on Tuesday night.

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Gabriella Amador, 16, shadow boxes in the ring at the Carson City Boxing Club on Tuesday night.

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Fresno State's Jahmel Taylor (5) reacts after sinking a 3-point shot in the final moments of the team's NCAA college basketball game against New Mexico in the Mountain West Conference tournament Thursday in Las Vegas.

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Utah State's Sam Merrill shoots as Nevada's Leland King Jr. defends during the second half in the Mountain West Conference tournament Thursday in Las Vegas.

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Carson's Lauren Lemburg pitches last season against Damonte Ranch.

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Carson's Jailene Salciedo pitches last season against Damonte Ranch.

Thursday, March 9

Joe Santoro: Pack takes care of business — as needed

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team is two victories from its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 10 years

Carson High softball opens season with win against Fallon

ELK GROVE, Calif. — The Carson High softball team pushed across a run in the fifth, snapping a 4-all tie and grabbing a season-opening win over Fallon at Bartholomew Park in the first round of the Del Campo Tournament.

MW Tourney Roundup: Fresno sets up showdown with Nevada

LAS VEGAS — Fresno State’s Rodney Terry summed it up perfectly after his No. 4 Bulldogs eliminated No. 5 New Mexico on Thursday at Thomas & Mack Center to reach the Mountain West semifinals.

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Mike Call shows off one of his barbed wire pieces. Displays by Call and other collectors will be on display during the 2017 Western Collectibles Show March 24-25 at the Carson Valley Inn.

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Barbed wire is mouted on a display made by Mike Call.

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A piece made by Mike Call display the barbed wire he has collected over the years. Collections by Call and others will be on display at the 2017 Western Collectibles Show March 24-25 at the Carson Valley Inn.

Nevada Wolf Pack Notebook: Bench comes up big for Nevada

LAS VEGAS — Leland King and Josh Hall took the spotlight in Nevada’s quarterfinal win at the Mountain West Basketball Championships.

Carson High baseball opens with win over Fallon

The Carson High baseball team opened its 2017 campaign with an 8-2 win Thursday night over Fallon at Ron McNutt Field.

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A suspect is sought in a robbery.

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FILE - In this July 1, 2016, file photo, a vacant lot that is the site of a proposed football stadium sits near McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The board overseeing the proposed Las Vegas NFL stadium was set to meet Thursday, March 9, 2017, for the first time since the Oakland Raiders told the league that they have found a new partner to finance the facility. The meeting of the stadium authority board comes the same week the team presented to the NFL the new proposal with financing backed by Bank of America. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Lease agreement for Vegas stadium still weeks away

LAS VEGAS — The lease agreement for a proposed Las Vegas NFL stadium will not be ready before league owners meet later this month, when they could potentially vote on whether to approve the relocation of the Oakland Raiders.

Young Carson High softball team looking for playoffs

It may be hard to believe Carson High’s softball team is even younger than the 2016 version, but it is.

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Fallon catcher Brock Uptain is one of three seniors who has been on varsity since his freshman year.

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Fallon skipper Lester de Braga returns for his seventh season after guiding the team to a state berth last season.

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Fallon pitcher Alex Vest will be counted on this season for the Greenwave.

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Fallon's Alexis Jerrett, who blasted a home run in last weekend's scrimmage, will help provide power at the plate this season.

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Fallon second baseman Caitlyn Welch returns for her junior season after making varsity in her first two years.

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Fallon pitcher Hannah Hitchcock will be counted on this season as Fallon aims for another state appearance.

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X works on his swing at the driving range during a Greenwave golf team practice.

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X practices his putt at the Fallon Golf Course as the CCHS team prepares for the golf season to begin.

Seeking REDEMPTION

After failing to take the state title last year, the Lady Wave is ready for redemption as they prepare to kick off the spring season with many of last year’s players back for more.

Senior trio to guide Greenwave baseball team

Lester de Braga is looking for a few good men to step up this baseball season.

Will winter sports’ success carry into spring?

Temperatures began to rise this week, signaling the end of winter is approachin

TEEING UP for success

The Greenwave boys’ golf team may be small this year, but Coach Rich Evans said it makes up for it with the talent to propel them to state victories.

Top swim, wrestling events in Carson City this weekend

Singlets and swimsuits will be making their way to Carson City as two regional tournaments are being hosted here this weekend.

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The Churchill County L:ibrary celebrates on Saturday its 50th anniversary at its present location on 553 S. Maine St.

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Churchill County High School junior Thomas James starts work on his Google Chromebook during a study hall period.

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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources will host “Growing Grapes and Making Wine in Nevada,” March 18 and April 14.

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In addition to the high-school dancers paired with the celebrities, younger dancers representing different teams, such as this team from 2016, will perform for the audience.

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This view from last week shows the distance between the V-line canal and the weir construction.

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Once the V-line canal is full again, water will flow over a spillway and down a channel into the Nevada desert.

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Truckee-Carson Irrigation District crewman works to move dirt away from the weir construction.

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Truckee-Carson Irrigation District and Churchill County Road Department workers finish this portion of the weir construction before concrete is poured for a floor.

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Workers installed 20-foot tall sheet pile or steel panels.

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Workers clear dirt away from the embankment..

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A CAT excavator removes dirt from the embankment before the sheet piling is cut at the weir contruction site.

Nevada cruises past Utah State in Mountain West quarterfinals

LAS VEGAS — Nevada came out firing on all cylinders, and Utah State never recovered.

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The Carson High School Concert Choir is raising donations to help defray costs of traveling to the Festival of gold in Los Angeles, Calif.

Wednesday, March 8

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UNLV's Jalen Poyser (5) and San Diego State's Matt Shrigley go after a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference tournament Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Las Vegas. San Diego State defeated UNLV 62-52 in overtime. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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San Diego State's Matt Shrigley (20) runs by his bench after sinking a 3-point shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against UNLV in the Mountain West Conference tournament Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Las Vegas. San Diego State defeated UNLV 62-52 in overtime. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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Carson's Brandon Gagnon belly-slides into third base during a playoff win against Damonte last season.

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Abel Carter slides safely past the Damonte catcher during a sixth inning Senator rally last season.

MW Roundup: Air Force flies past Wyoming

LAS VEGAS – Air Force pulled off the first upset of the Mountain West Basketball Championships on Wednesday afternoon.

Nevada ready for MWC grinder

LAS VEGAS – Three games in three days. That’s the task that awaits regular-season champ Nevada when it meets Utah State in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Basketball Championships.

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Sophie Scott’s painting of historic Silver City draws inspiration from an 1860s photograph.

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A CAT excavator removes dirt from the embankment before the sheet piling is cut at the weir contruction site.

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Workers installed 20-foot tall sheet pile or steel panels.

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Truckee-Carson Irrigation District and Churchill County Road Department workers finish this portion of the weir construction before concrete is poured for a floor.

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Workers clear dirt away from the embankment..

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Once the V-line canal is full again, water will flow over a spillway and down a channel into the Nevada desert.

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Truckee-Carson Irrigation District crewman works to move dirt away from the weir construction.

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In this April 17, 2015, file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval sits in his office at the Capitol in Carson City.

Carson High baseball has strong nucleus to build on

A year ago, the Carson High Senators racked up an impressive 23-11 record, including a 16-6 league mark, its best showing in both categories in coach Bryan Manoukian’s tenure.

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Adam Glass with Q&D Construction does finish work in one of the new apartment units at Richards Crossing on Monday.

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Richards Crossing has 38 supportive housing units for special needs households and veterans.

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"A Magical Moment" is the theme for this year's Father / Daughter Dance at Carson High School on March 31. Abby "Princess Jasmine" Golik, who will be attending the dance gets a kiss and hug from 3-year-olds Victoria Quintana and Reagan Gustavson.

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Just days after this photograph was taken at the Zephyr Cove Marina of the fire-damaged Tahoe Queen, the famous 144-foot Lake Tahoe paddlewheel tour boat was dismantled and scrapped by its owners.

Tuesday, March 7

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Dayton's J.J. Ply competes in the boy's high jump event at the Carson Invitational last year.

Dayton baseball has high hopes: Ply leads track

DAYTON — Dayton High baseball coach Mike Burrows has high hopes entering the 2017 season, which gets underway next week.

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Cameron Oliver and D.J. Fenner share a moment after Saturday's win over Colorado State.

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Nevada senior Marcus Marshall buries a 3-pointer from the corner against Colorado State.

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Nevada basketball earns postseason honors

LAS VEGAS — The Mountain West announced its 2016-17 men’s basketball awards Tuesday following a vote of the 11 head coaches, and regular-season champ Nevada had four players honored.

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The Churchill County High School students who earned a spot in the Nevada High School All-State Choir (left to right): sopranos Hanna Stewart, Elena Sorensen, Leena Tomb and Madeline Robbins; tenor Tyler Raymond; altos Jenna Stewart, Cindy Hubbard, Madelyn Bailey, December Trott, Kasey Docena and AmiDayne Nelsen; basses Coby Schemmer, C. J. Turley, Ben Jamieson, Raymond Plasse, Jefrey Horne and Davis Benecke; and the group's unofficial mascot, dog Tut (as in King Tut).

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Lorne Smith, in white, gets ready to guest coach the Oasis Academy boys' lacrosse team.

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Lorne Smith, right, introduces himself to the Oasis Bighorns lacrosse team.

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Kamryn Palidini defends the net during the Sagebrush League end-of-season tournament.

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Emily Clyburn sets the ball for a spike during the Lady Wave middle school volleyball team's end-of-season tournament.

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The Churchill County Middle School volleyball team celebrates their first-place victory in the Sagebrush League. In front from left to right is: Kaylin Jones, Skylar Cervantes, Sadoni Downs and Charyce Ramsey. In back from left to right is: Reese Waggoner, Zoey Brown, Addie Smith, Brianna Bolhuis, Coach Heather Stokes, Amya Fernandez, Micky McAlexander, Tyla Steel, Jacilyn Cathey, Sativa Clark, Kamryn Paladini and Emily Clyburn.

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Sam Goings won two of three NAIA national championship matches over the weekend. He graduated CCHS last year and went on to wrestle for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Three-time Nevada state champion Sam Goings (top) competes in this weekend's national tournament with All-American status on the line.

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Lorne Smith, in white, gets ready to guest coach the Oasis Academy boys' lacrosse team.

Pro tips

It’s not often high school athletes have a chance to work with professionals, but that’s exactly what happened Thursday when a former professional lacrosse player coached Oasis Academy’s boys’ team.

Setting up the win

Churchill County Middle School’s seventh-grade volleyball team closed its season taking first place in the Sagebrush League tournament over the weekend.

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Coach Anne Smith and Greenwave player Leta Otuafi chat before the ceremony begins at the Venturacci Park gym.

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The Greenwave girls basketball team dyes the fountain green for winning the 3A championship.

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The state 3A girls' championship basketball team rides to the Monday afternoon ceremony on a classic city fire truck.

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Mayor Ken Tedford offers congratulations as he talks about the team.

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The other major Churchill County construction project, the new detention center on A Street, is progressing as well — the west side of the facility gaining outer and interior walls since January.