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Wednesday, May 31

Pitching trio leads Blue Jays to victory

The McQueen Outlaws made a plethora of errors, and the Carson Blue Jays made them pay for every mistake.

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Carson High track coach resigns

Robert Maw, Carson High’s head track and field coach the past 10 years, has resigned his position.

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Layla is a seven-week-old black Lab cross who will steal your heart.

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

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

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

Allen Eugene Larson

Al was born in Gothenburg, Nebraska on April 27, 1939 to Albert and Areta Larson. He passed away surrounded by family in Carson City on May 30, 2017.

Christine Marie VanHoose

After an extended battle with brain cancer, Christine Marie VanHoose, left this earth on May 26, 2017, with the same determination, passion and zest that characterized each of her forty-three years.

Concepcion K. Escartin

Concepcion K. Escartin, 70, of Fallon, NV passed away at home surrounded by family. She died from complications related to diabetes.

Brian E. Foley

Brian passed away on May 23rd at Carson Tahoe Hospital with his wife Jovelyn and daughter Brianna by his side and with the support of his loving brother Kevin.

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A display of sprockets from Dirt Tricks will be on display at the Industrial Art: Sports Edition exhibit beginning June 9 at The Courtroom Gallery in Carso City.

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"Dirt Tricks Sprockets" shows the artistic side of manufacturing — in this case sprockets for dirt bikes — and will be on display during Industrial Art: Sports Edition exhibit at the Courthouse Gallery in Carson Cit beginning June 9.

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"Dirt Tricks Sprockets" shows the artistic side of manufacturing — in this case sprockets for dirt bikes — and will be on display during Industrial Art: Sports Edition exhibit at the Courthouse Gallery in Carson Cit beginning June 9.

Terry Ray Brown

Terry Ray Brown, 58 of Dayton, passed away on May 26, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Tuesday, May 30

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Tigersharks swim team members Tyler Crisp and Robbie Daugherty train at the Carson Aquatic Center on Tuesday afternoon. The Tigersharks will team up with the city to host a kids marathon on July 15 at Mills Park.

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The Triforce Adapter, a patented invented by Superior Carpet Tools in Carson City.

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The Stair Max by Superior Carpet Tools.

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Cheat and other grasses are still green where they grow on a hillside in Genoa. Cheatgrass is an invasive species from Europe and Asia and can outcompete native grasses. It can grow to more than 2 feet tall and typically dries out in mid-June.

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A National Guard helicopter takes off with a bucket from Alpine County Airport during last year's fire training.

Community sports roundup: Blue Jays top NV, Bandits to get to .500

The Carson Blue Jays battled back from being swept on Saturday afternoon to posting wins on Sunday and Monday to conclude the Reno Memorial Weekend Tournament.

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Tami Buehn, 33, comes around a bend while Royce Goetz comes up from behind.

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Alex Kniestedt, blue, starts to pass Jake Aker during a heat of the hobby stock class race at Rattlesnake Raceway on Memorial Day Weekend.

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Youth drivers accelerate down a straight-away during the kart races of Saturday's Rattlesnake Raceway events.

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Chris Decker (red) putts on the green while his foursome watches quietly from behind during last year's tournament.

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Former Fallon track athlete Tanner Boone placed third in the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

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Fallon grad and Olympian Aarik Wilson has also spent his time training athletes at Functional Athletic Sports Training (FAST) in Reno.

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The Churchill County High School class of 2017 toss their graduation caps to the wind Friday night on the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex's football field.

Melinda K. Jackson

Departed this Earth on Monday, May 22, 2017. She leaves behind a son, Tyberius, her parents, Pauline Hooper and Ellison Jackson and four siblings.

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Trustee Clay Hendrix, right, and the board honor Steve Johnson for being selected as the VFW National Teacher of the Year.

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Kimi Melendy, Educational Services director, far left, and Kristin Sheldon, parent and community engagement coordinator, far right, recognize along with the CCSD board volunteers Cyndi Lipnicki, CCMS parent involvement coordinator (blue shirt); Jennifer Blosser, Numa Elementary PIC; and Sheila Washington, Lahontan Elementary PIC (not pictured).

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2017 retiree Eileen Haugen discusses her art department development with trustee Carmen Schank at the board meeting last week that recognized her years of service.

Allen D. Larson

Allen D. Larson, 78, died May 30, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Arnulfo Pacheco-Montes

Arnulfo Pacheco-Montes, 54, of Minden, Nevada, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Craig David Romesburg

Craig David Romesburg, 61 of Carson City, passed away on May 28, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Monday, May 29

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Mike Creager of the 1st Nevada Calvary participated in the Memorial Day service on Monday.

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Members of the Sea Cadet Corps present the Colors at the Memorial Day service on Monday at Lone Mountain Cemetery.

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The Sons of the American Revolution attended the Memorial Day service for the first time on Monday.

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Denise Berumen, a 2-time Blue Star Mother speaks at the Memorial Day service on Monday.

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Nevada Army National Guard Tech. Sgt. Katherine Dew addresses community members at the Memorial Day service on Monday.

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Community members of all ages attend the annual Memorial Day service at Lone Mountain Cemetery on Monday

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Free events are set for June 3 on the Fay-Luther Trail in Gardnerville and the Bently Heritage Trail in Minden as part of Carson Valley Trails Association’s celebration of National Trails Day.

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Students perform in last year’s Jazz Camp.

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Charles A. Lindbergh, who made his historic transatlantic flight 90 years ago this weekend, is shown with his aircraft the “Spirit of St. Louis.”

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Mary Fischer stands beside the depiction of ranchers overlooking their property at the E. Fifth Street bridge. The overpass depicts the history of the early ranchers.

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The art of famous basket weaver Dat-So-La-Lee on the sound walls may now be seen by driving along Snyder Avenue.

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Three generations enjoy the camaraderie of painting together. From far left: Grandmother/mother Kathy McDuffie of Minden; granddaughters Maddy McDuffie of Gardnerville and Megan Dube of Minden; daughters Shauna Willette and Casey Dube of Minden.

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The Rupert family participates annually in the colorful Stewart Indian School Father’s Day Pow Wow.

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Carson City Symphony Conductor and Music Director David Bugli will lead the orchestra in the Annual CC Symphony Pops Concert, June 11 on the back lawn of the Governor’s Mansion.

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Local artisan Robbie St Clair created the outdoor horse sculpture to honor the Nevada Mustang, shown in the background, proudly romping in front of the Chamber. He recreated the same art for those who love the sculpture, but on a much smaller scale, and available within the Chamber Artisan Shop.

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From left: Coach Scot Duncan, Casanova Segura, Stuart McElhany, Nicholas Bowler, Henry Sturm, Zac Frewert, Allan Huntington, Superintendent Richard Stokes, Nanami Duncan, Luke Bowler and Coach Michelle Bowler in front of the Tesla Gigafactory outside Sparks.

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Judy Silker, president of Soroptimist International of the Comstock, presents a $1,000 scholarship to Leanne Perez from Silver Stage High School.

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Marilyn Foster, center, poses against the backdrop of fields of tulips in Holland with Carson City traveling companions Lou and Travis Skaggs (left) and Pat and Bernie Allen.

Sunday, May 28

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Co-valedictorian Clare Davison makes comparisons of life and running in her speech Saturday at Sierra Lutheran graduation.

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Co-valedictorian Alex Westre speaks of the good times with his classmates during his address Saturday.

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Christopher DeSal Alford shakes the hand of Mr. Norm Brauer as he walks across the stage Saturday.

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Co-valedictorian Tyler Waite spoke about some times he should have kept his mouth closed during his speech Saturday.

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Jake Cummings gives his co-valedictorian address Saturday at Sierra Lutheran High School.

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The Class of 2017 performs their senior song 'Fierce' by Jesus Culture Saturday during graduation ceremonies.

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The SLHS Class of 2017 has a laugh during Tyler Waite's address.

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2017 graduate Elaina Marchegger performed a song for her co-valedictorian address Saturday at Sierra Lutheran High School.

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Karyl Summers and Sue Barnett, both of Carson City, place American flags on service men and women's headstones Friday.

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Lone Mountain Cemetery was very active Friday afternoon in observance of Memorial Day.

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Old Glory flaps in the breeze over the headstone of the U.S. Army's John J. Lynch Friday.

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The American Legion's Pascal Carpiaux and Bob Acheson place flags on headstones at Lone Mountain Cemetery Friday in observance of Memorial Day.

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Cub Scout Ivan Romeo sticks an American flag in the ground at Lone Mountain Cemetery Friday afternoon.

Saturday, May 27

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An artist’s rendering of the Storey County Youth and Community Resource Center being built at 175 E. Carson St. in Virginia City.

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David Russell graduated from Western Nevada College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automated Systems on Monday in Carson City.

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Martha O’Neill brought much joy and pride to her family by graduating with a Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management degree on Monday in Carson City.

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A hoop house at Holley Family Farms in Dayton. Courtesy Holley Family Farms

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Senior Sunset at CHS

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Indoor Soccer Tournament

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Senior Sunset at CHS

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CHS Student of the Week Hunter Ketcham

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes supporting the indoor soccer tournament

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CHS Athletes of the Week

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Nicholas Petty

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Greg Wallace III

Carson Blue Jays drop two at tournament

RENO — The effort was a little bit better but the result was, unfortunately, the same for the Carson Blue Jays.

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In the Meuse-Argonne Cemetery Private Harvey F. Tatum from Virginia was in the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division. He was killed in action on Oct. 25, 1918, 17 days before the Armistice was signed. Twenty five years later, the 116th landed at “Bloody” Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944.

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The Sicily-Rome American Cemetery on May 26, 2014. The woman pictured on the right is Tina Young, superintendent. Standing with Tina are two executives with the American Battle Monuments Cemetery. They are at the entrance to the visitors center honoring nine Americans buried in the cemetery. This picture was taken seconds before the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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May 26, 2014, Memorial Day at the Sicily-Rome cemetery in Nettuno, Italy. This picture was taken before noon so the American and the Italian flags are at half-staff until noon, then raised to full staff.

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The American Battle Monuments Cemetery at Meuse-Argonne was our first stop on a September morning in 2011. This is a World War I cemetery with crosses for 14,246 American soldiers. ‘In Flanders Fields the Poppies blow, Between the crosses row on row.’

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This statue is near the cemetery in Boalsburg, Pa. It represents two teenage females, Emma Hunter and Sophie Keller, with a mother, Elizabeth Myers, who lost a son in the Battle of Gettysburg. The three women decorated graves on July 4, 1864. Boalsburg claims to be the birthplace of Memorial Day.

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Somewhere in the Pacific is this scene on a flight deck of the U.S. aircraft carrier Hornet, some 800 miles off Tokyo Japan, where it shows some of 16 Billy Mitchell (B-25) Bombers, under the command of Major Jimmy Doolittle, just before they were guided off flight deck for historic raid on Tokyo, April of 1942.

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Doolittle raider Robert Hite was captured and held for 40 months until his release in 1945. He died in 2015.

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One of the Doolittle Raid B-25 bomber crews during World War II.

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A U.S. Army Air Forces North American B-25B Mitchell bomber takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) during the "Doolittle Raid".

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This map shows the Doolittle raid and aftermath.

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A wreath is placed every Memorial Day by the names of military service members at the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribal Cemetery .

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The Bureau of Land Management is expecting more than 2,000 people this weekend at Sand Mountain.

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The annual St. Augustine’s Cultural Center open house and fundraiser is Saturday in Austin.

Friday, May 26

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Carson High pitcher Bryce Moyle signs his letter of intent to play for Washington State University Friday at CHS.

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Bryce Moyle fires a pitch to a Manogue batter this past season.

Carson Blue Jays play giveaway in loss to Sparks Raiders

If Bryan Manoukian wasn’t already bald, he wouldn’t have had any hair after Friday night’s summer baseball game against the Sparks Raiders.

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

Carson High’s Bryce Moyle to play baseball at Washington State

Bryce Moyle always wanted to pitch in the Pac-12, and now he gets that opportunity.

Patricia “Funny” Godowa Lundy

May 8, 1959 ~ May 20, 2017 Patricia passed away in CA on May 20, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

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Nevada Health Center’s Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is making local stops in Silver Springs and Carson City.

Jennifer Lynn Harral

Jennifer Lynn Harral passed away at home surrounded by friends and family after a short battle with cancer.

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Bealls' Fallon store will remain open, but the Carson City store will be closing in June.

Erma Boepple

Erma Boepple, also known as Nana, born October 17, 1923, passed away May 25, 2017 in Fallon, Nevada.

Oscar M. Downar

Oscar, of Stagecoach, passed away on May 18, 2017. Oscar was 93.

Thursday, May 25

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Quarterback Daniel Morrison passes to a receiver downfield Thursday at CHS.

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Bradley Maffei and Kyle Ruedy get tangled up during a 7-on-7 practice Thursday at Carson High.

Joe Santoro: Nevada fans will miss Radtke

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack needs a new voice. Ryan Radtke, who has broadcast Wolf Pack football and men’s basketball games since the fall of 2008, announced this week he’s leaving to broadcast nationally for the Westwood One radio network.

Tonino’s 5 RBI lead Blue Jays past McQueen

The Carson Blue Jays got plenty of big hits Thursday night, but the two biggest belonged to No. 9 hitter Joe Tonino.

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The steam locomotive No. 25 warms up on the tracks at the Nevada State Railroad Museum on May 18. The tracks and grounds damaged by January flooding have been repaired and the museum will resume full activities, including train rides, beginning with the Memorial Day Weekend.

Carson High football coach likes what he sees in scrimmage

The Carson Senators wrapped up their two-week spring session with their annual 7-on-7 scrimmage Thursday afternoon.

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A handful of beach balls made their way to graduation cermonies at Dayton High Thursday evening.

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Dayton High School Principal Steve Henderson addresses the Class of 2017.

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Graduates who received honors medallions take a selfie Thursday night during graduation cermonies at Dayton High.

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Kali Lampshire and Makenna Olsen wave to their friends and family in the audience at Dust Devil Stadium Thursday.

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Dayton High School Class of 2017 Valedictorian Oakley Workman greets his parents, Wayne and Jenny Workman, onstage Thursday.

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Dayton High graduates Kassie and Kallie Strong pose for a photo after receiving their diplomas Thursday during graduation ceremonies at Dust Devil Stadium.

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Salutatorian Jared Logan quotes Yoda and Dori in his speech Thursday evening at Dayton High's graduation.

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FILE - In this July 13, 2008 file photo a livestock helicopter pilot rounds up wild horses from the Fox & Lake Herd Management Area from the range in Washoe County, Nev., near the town on Empire, Nev. Wild horse advocates say President Trump's new budget proposal would undermine protection of an icon of the American West in place for nearly a half century and could send up sending thousands of free-roaming mustangs to slaughter houses in Canada and Mexico. (AP Photo/Brad Horn, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2010 file photo, two young wild horses play while grazing in Reno, Nev. Wild horse advocates say President Trump's new budget proposal would undermine protection of an icon of the American West in place for nearly a half century and could send up sending thousands of free-roaming mustangs to slaughter houses in Canada and Mexico. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

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The annual St. Augustine’s Cultural Center open house and fundraiser is Saturday in Austin.

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Joe Terry graduates with the second-highest GPA in a class of over 230.

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Melinda Fagundes graduates top of her class at Churchill County High School this year.

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Fallon's Rylee Buckmaster throws to first against Truckee.

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Jordan Beyer slides into home around Sparks' Lexi Cruz during Fallon's last series of the regular season.

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The Oasis Academy girls' lacrosse team celebrate with a picture after their first game of the season. Pictured are Taryn Barrenchea, Madison Brennan, Maci Cooper, Jaidyn Delgado, Kate Dunkin, Meeka Erwin, Kenna Hamlin, Daizi Horton, Madelyn Mikulka, Sadie O’Flaherty, Janell Pike, Audrey Rasmussen, Audrey Renfroe, Emily Richards, Maiya Swan, Kailena Vasquez, Brooklyn and Madison Whitaker, Ellie Williams and coach Lisa Swan.

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French foreign exchange student Ilyes Taleb spent this year studying at Churchill County High School while also participating in wrestling, track and Night of Fights.

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Ilyes Taleb was able to fit in well with his peers and contributed to the school's success on the wrestling mat and on the track.

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

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

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Zoey Swisher, right, was selected to play in the 2017 all-star basketball game, but did not attend due to a prior commitment.

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Dalton Kaady gives a thumbs up before playing in the boys' all-star basketball game in Carson City.

A near perfect season

The Lady Wave came just within reach of a second state championship this spring.

Greenwave athletes named All-Stars

Two Fallon basketball players were recognized with one of the highest honors in varsity basketball, playing in Tuesday’s all-star game in Carson City.

Reaching academic heights

Years from now when the singlet, football pads and baseball glove have been retired, Sean and Tommy McCormick will be glad academics were emphasized more than sports in their high school careers.

From France to Fallon

Sports is a universal language for Ilyes Taleb.

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Churchill County High School graduates watch a movie at Fallon Theatres Wednesday night.

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Signing ceremony attendees applaud as Gov. Sandoval signs a pair of education bills Wednesday at WNC.

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Governor Brian Sandoval signs SB 19 and SB 241 into law Wednesday at Western Nevada College as students look on.

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WNC President Chet Burton greets Governor Brian Sandoval as he arrives on campus Wednesday.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval shakes the hand of WNC ASWN President Tania Covarrubias after signing two education bills Wednesday.

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval prepares to sign two bills into law Wednesday at Western Nevada College.

Jean Marie McArn Horton

Jean Horton died during peaceful rest, at her daughter’s home in St. John’s, Florida.

Purisimo Barro “Eddie” Hernandez

He was a resident of Carson City, Nevada.

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Signing ceremony attendees applaud as Gov. Sandoval signs a pair of education bills Wednesday at WNC.

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Governor Brian Sandoval signs SB 19 and SB 241 into law Wednesday at Western Nevada College as students look on.

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WNC President Chet Burton greets Governor Brian Sandoval as he arrives on campus Wednesday.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval shakes the hand of WNC ASWN President Tania Covarrubias after signing two education bills Wednesday.

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval prepares to sign two bills into law Wednesday at Western Nevada College.

Jose Maria Barrio

Surrounded by his loved ones, Jose passed away in his home on 5/22/17.

Wednesday, May 24

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Jayden DeJoseph drives to the basket in a playoff game against Reno this past season.

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Jayden DeJoseph signed a national letter of intent with William Jessup University.

Carson High School’s Jayden DeJoseph signs with William Jessup

Jayden DeJoseph became the second Carson High basketball player to sign a national letter of intent with a four-year college.

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Paintings by Karen Kreyeski will be displayed in Fragile Jewels of the Earth, a display opening at Carson City Art Gallery & Pottery.

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Created with inspiration from Carson City’s 3rd and Curry St. Farmers Market are hand-colored seed packet relief prints by Carol Bowen: Turnip, Spinach, Carrot and Beet.

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Little cute girl with in bed reading book under blanket

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Spooner Lake and surrounding backcountry.

Daniela Eileen Paniagua

Daniela Eileen Paniagua, age 28, a Gardnerville resident for 21 years, died on May 17, 2017 at Carson Tahoe Regional.

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Carson City’s Wungnema House will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Todd and Kim Robertson awoke early Monday to discover a black bear was so determined to break into their doughnut delivery vehicle, it ripped off the car’s back bumper.

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Big Voo Doo Daddy will headline the BAC summer concert series.

Duane Albert Watson

Duane was born in Maxbass, ND to Joesph Albert Watson and Rosanna Branchaud. He moved to Southern California in 1942 when his father died.

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Looking for a home is Rufus is a two-year-old male butterscotch tabby.

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

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Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix.

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

Tuesday, May 23

Prep roundup: All-star game gives 3 Senators one final shot

It was your typical senior all-star game — a lot of points, no defense and players dunking and often missing.

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Goalie Efren Ramirez advances the ball during the Wild West Shootout tournament.

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An estimated 600 people attended the 25th annual Alexander Memorial Golf Clinic on Sunday at Eagle Valley Golf Course.

Community sports: Golf clinic again a big success

The 25th annual Alexander Memorial Family Golf Clinic Sunday was a smashing success.

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Caren Roblin, Sierra Nevada Media Group's director of content speaks about the impact of social media on Tuesday at the Chamber's Soup's On luncheon.

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Sausage frittata by David Theiss.

Everything Nevada

Everyone, Everywhere and Everything

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Oasis Academy College Prep graduates wait to walk Friday night at the Venturacci Park Gym.

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Ruby Ugalde poses for family photos taken with a variety of cell phones and a variety of swag.

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Macey Zeller, who sang during the ceremony, is covered in flowers from loved ones.

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Student Body President Michael Richards II and his mother, staff member Susan Richards, pose for photos after the ceremony, during which Michael gave a speech.

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Jacob Harris embraces a classmate after the ceremony.

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Bethany White smiles at her classmate during the ceremony featuring numerous student speakers and two musical performances.

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Graduating top of her class, Alyssa Stockard concludes her graduate's address.

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From left, academy high-school staff include English teacher Julie Stockard, history and government teacher William Martin, math teacher Sam Hubbard, academic advisor Cheryl Venturacci, science teacher Jennifer Mortensen, principal Rochelle Tisdale and counselor Andy Lenon.

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Kyndra Leary garners enthusiasm with her walk down the graduation aisle.

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Oasis Academy College Prep graduates and staff line up before walking Friday night at the Venturacci Park Gym.

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Kayla Buckmaster takes a swing at a pitch during Fallon's state softball game against Pahrump Valley.

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Stacy Kalt, 12, catches the ball to tag Pahrump's Evanda Murphy as she slides into the base.

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Hannah Hitchcock takes off after bunting the ball during the Lady Wave's state game against Pahrump Valley.

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Fallon's T.J. Mauga placed third in the discus at the 3A state meet.

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Fallon's Whitney Skabelund, left, won the triple jump while teammate Brynlee Shults took third at the 3A state meet.

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Kendall Rogers leads off for the Greenwave in the 3A state 200 medley relay event Saturday at the Carson City Aquatic Center.

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Kambry Thorn vaults a hurdle during an event at Dayton Intermediary School's track meet.

True underdogs

It was the end of a near perfect league season going right to the championship.

Daryl Hunter

Daryl Hunter, 62 of Carson City, Nevada passed away on May 14, 2017. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Helen Rutter

Helen Rutter, 91 of Carson City, Nevada passed away on May 23, 2017. Arrangements are in the loving care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Jose M. Barrio

Jose M. Barrio, 86, died May 22, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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Bites can be a nuisance, and central Nevada has its share of nibbling insects.

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Eagle Scout Justin Cathey and Susan Sawyer of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stand at the hunting blind.

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Crews from the city of Yerington, Lyon County, Nevada Department of Forestry inmate crews, civic organizations and citizens are filling and delivering sandbags throughout the Mason Valley community to senior citizens and the disabled.

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The Carson River runs under U.S. Highway 50 and the railroad tracks at daybreak on Saturday.

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Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison delivers the commencement address at the 2017 Western Nevada College commencement ceremony on Monday.

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Western Nevada College President Chester Burton presents the graduates at the 2017 commencement ceremony on Monday.

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Diana Gurrola, Western Nevada College Associated Students president 2016-17 gives a welcoming message to students at the commencement cermony on Monday.

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Fallon resident Raymond Plasse is all smiles as he receives his diploma at the 2017 Western Nevada College commencement ceremony on Monday.

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Churchill High School student Malory Pruitt receives her AA degree at the 2017 Western Nevada College commencement ceremony on Monday.

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Kambry Thorn vaults a hurdle during an event at Dayton Intermediary School's track meet.

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JC Cathey clears a hurdle during the first middle school track meet of the year.

Monday, May 22

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People were hanging out outside for the grand opening of the Wa She Shu Travel Plaza.

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Miranda Chappell, right, hands out a pinwheel during registration.

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Walkers head toward Fox Peak to plant pinwheels for child abuse awareness.

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Walkers take their annual group photo after planting pinwheels.

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A little girl plants a pinwheel at Fox Peak.

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The Douglas County Mosquito Abatement General Improvement District took this photo of a bucket of mosquito larvae.

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Carson City Fire Department responded to reports of a fire burning in a field off of Country Village Drive, behind the Tanglewood Apartments around 3:40 p.m. Monday.

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Lake Tahoe with view on Sierra Nevada mountains

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A diabetics glucometer and diabetic testing kit. Carson Tahoe Health’s diabetes education program again won honors for meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.

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The first Kent's store relocated from Stillwater to Fallon in 1906..

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Karla Kent stands near the iconic I.H. Kent sign on North Maine Street. Kent's Supply is celebrating its125th birthday.

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Marijuana buds in glass jars on wooden background

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Cam-pa-no-lo-gy: The Art or Practice of Bell Ringing, a program by Tintabulations, will be presented in Carson City June 10 and 25 and Gardnerville on June 11.

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Brandon Basa, Nathan Mersino, Jake Roman and John Rowe receive the CHS Wrestling Boosters Bing Blood Memorial Scholarship as presented by Stella Blood Thursday at Carson High.

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Susan Grunert presents Holly Strasser with the Douglas County/Carson City Farm Bureau Scholarship Thursday night at CHS.

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Lakoda Smokey and Faith Bigelow

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This week’s Senior in the Spotlight is Chloe Dodge.

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CHS Musical Theatre Choral Ensemble

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The 2017 CHS award winning Carneta yearbook is in the house.

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CHS Musical Theatre Choral Ensemble

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CHS Student of the Week Briana Sanchez

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CHS senior Ariana Schmidt receives the 2017 Gallery of Excellence award.

Ronald Richard Sprague

Ronald Richard Sprague passed away surrounded by the love and warmth of his family after a short battle with cancer.

Gary L. Iannone

Our dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend passed away following an extended illness, on March 12, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. The state he loved as his second home.

Sunday, May 21

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Dolores Jackson of Carson City rolls around the Relay For Life course with Sharon Daniels Saturday.

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Kasen Cornmesser pulls 3-year-old Ruari Cornmesser around the Relay For Life course Saturday in Mills Park.

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8-year-old Greyson Webb checks out the SAR Hummer with Pete Leonard Saturday in Carson City.

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The Carson City Boxing Club participates in Relay For Life in Mills Park Saturday.

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Beautiful weather greeted CCSO Cops And Kids attendees Saturday.

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Brooklynn Machart, 3, checks out a mounted unit horse Saturday at Cops And Kids.

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Emmett Rowdon takes a spin on Deputy Kevin Cook's motor unit Harley Saturday at Cops And Kids.

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3-year-old Sierra Orlick takes a look at the CCSO SWAT team's Hummer Saturday.

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Relay For Life Director poses for a photo with Sierra Nevada Media Group's Barby Bridges Saturday in Mills Park.

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Dr. Gary Ailes of Sierra Vetrinary Hospital takes a look at 'Mika's' teeth Saturday at FISH as owner Fred Garcia looks on and Misty Magee assisits.

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Jessica Ponte assists Dr. Micaela Collins with Angel Novoa's dog 'Nike' Saturday at FISH in Carson City.

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Carson High School's Ashley Britt runs during the 1600 Relay final on Saturday.

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The Dust Devils’ third-place 1600-meter relay team that included anchor Rebecca Mason, Sydney Strickler, Ashley Mason and Grace Wells.

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Sierra Lutheran's Elaina Marchegger runs during the 1A 3200 finals during Saturday's NIAA State Track Championships.

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Dayton's Ashley Mason finished second in the triple jump at the NIAA State Track and Field Championships.

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Carson High's Anya Woodbury finished fifth in the triple jump at the NIAA State Track Championships on Saturday.

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Ricky McNeely runs a leg for the Sierra Lutheran High School 3200 Relay team during the 1A state track championships on Saturday.

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Sierra Lutheran's Jared Marchegger runs the 1A 1600 meter finals at the NIAA State Track Championships.

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Dayton High's JJ Ply wins the 3A 110 meter hurdles Saturday at the NIAA State Track Championships.

Saturday, May 20

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Carson's Brett Kolb stretchs before his 200-meter freestyle state meet event Saturday at the Carson City Aquatic Center.

Darrell Moody: NBA Finals will be must-see TV

Everybody seems to be ripping the NBA these days because of the lack of competition in the early rounds of the playoffs.

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Brandon Basa and Sheldon Miller hold up their brackets from the state wrestling tournament.

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Senior Jayden DeJoseph drives against Douglas' Josh Meza on Saturday.

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Carson's Trent Robison looks for a teammate to pass to Saturday at Douglas.

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Cameron Oliver goes up for a dunk against UNLV on Wednesday.

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Utah State guard Shane Rector (0) and Nevada forward Cameron Oliver scramble for a loose ball during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP)

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Carson High soccer standout Valerie Sue Meyer, pictured here with her parents Jerry and Nicole, signs her letter of intent to play at St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. Wednesday at CHS.

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Senior Valerie Sue Meyer boots one downfield for the Senators in a game against Douglas last season.

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Valerie Sue Meyer signs to play soccer at St. Mary's College Wednesday at Carson High. She is pictured with her parents Nicole and Jerry Meyer.

Carson and Douglas boys strong in state swim meet

Reece Canfield and his Carson High teammates closed the book on their season on an upbeat note Saturday at the NIAA 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships.

Boys track: Dayton’s Ply wins three state titles

HENDERSON – Dayton High’s JJ Ply had to go overtime to notch his third title of the 2017 state track & field meet, but he didn’t mind a bit.

State track: Sierra Lutheran girls win 4th straight title

HENDERSON — It was a good, no, make that a great day for the Sierra Lutheran High School track team.

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CHS winners of the annual Reflections Art and Literature Contest.

Friday, May 19

Girls track: Big day for Sierra Lutheran

HENDERSON – Three years ago, Sierra Lutheran’s Elaina Marchegger was a talented equestrian athlete, who gave it up to run cross country and track.

Boys track: Dayton Ply claims 300 hurdles

HENDERSON – It looked like J.J. Ply’s winning streak in the 300-meter was going to come to an end in the early moments of his race.

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The Carson River is flowing fast and high as seen here Friday from the Cradlebaugh Bridge in Minden.

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The Carson River flows under the Cradlebaugh Bridge in Minden Friday.

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The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a flood warning for northern Mono County, Douglas County and southern Lyon County as of Friday afternoon due to expected high runoff with forecasted high temperatures.

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CASI Executive Director Lisa Schuette speaks to Nancy Cole's 3rd graders at Empire Elementary Friday while employing the help of three students to hold her sign.

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Lisa Schuette asks a question of Areli Montes-Miranda Friday regarding why we have animal shelters.

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Nancy Cole's 3rd graders at Empire Elementary donate two piggy banks full of money to the Carson Animal Services Inititative (CASI) Friday.

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

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

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Rat rod builder Farrell Hurt poses with some of his favorite creations at his home in Stagecoach, Nev. on Monday, May 15, 2017. His cars will be on display during the Rockabilly Riot on June 22-25 in Mills Park. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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Mayor Bob Crowell is flanked by supervisors Lori Bagwell and Karen Abowd Thursday evening as the ribbon is cut on the newly re-furbished Battle Born office complex on Division St. in Carson.

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Over a hundred people attended the newly re-furbished Battle Born office building grand opening and party Thursday night.

Thursday, May 18

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NDF candidates head toward the mock fire line Thursday during training in Washoe Valley.

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An NDF handcrew works a line as the helicopter lifts its bucket out of Washoe Lake Thursday.

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An NDF helicopter drops its 240 gallon bucket of water during training Thursday in Washoe Valley.

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Technician 2 Arden Heki of Elko builds a hand-line with other NDF canditates Thursday during training in Washoe Valley.

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Shanna Cobb-Adams, right, with her daughter Makayla Warner.

Joe Santoro: Seattle would be perfect spot for Kap

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Seattle Seahawks would be an absolute perfect fit for Colin Kaepernick and he should jump at the chance to be Russell Wilson’s backup.

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Morgan Tingle is the youngest student to graduate from Western Nevada College’s nursing program.

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CHS Football Boosters scholarship recipients Thursday evening at the Salute To Scholars program are (L-R) Jordan Aikens, Joshua Thompson, Brandon Gagnon, Jake Roman (Coach Bret Andreas) and Jace Keema.

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Laborers union members cheer during a meeting of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Las Vegas. The public entity that oversees the proposed stadium where the Raiders want to start playing in 2020 has approved a conditional lease agreement for the facility. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Laborers union members attend a meeting of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Las Vegas. The public entity that oversees the proposed stadium where the Raiders want to start playing in 2020 has approved a conditional lease agreement for the facility. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Oakland Raiders President Marc Badain listens during a meeting of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Las Vegas. The public entity that oversees the proposed stadium where the Raiders want to start playing in 2020 has approved a conditional lease agreement for the facility. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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New CCSO deputies Bruce Pendragon, Daniel Henneberger and Jeremy Garcia pose for a photo following graduation Thursday.

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POST graduates take their oath Thursday during ceremonies at the Stewart Complex in Carson City.

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The music of AC/DC will be brought to the stage by Volt on May 26 and 27 at the Carson Nugget.

State track: Sierra Lutheran primed for big weekend

LAS VEGAS — Thanks to its dominance in middle and long-distance events, the Sierra Lutheran High track team has been one of the best 1A squads in the state.

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

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Kobe Abe races through the water at Churchill County pool.

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Whitney Bernard takes a breath during practice for the butterfly event.

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Micah Whitaker prepares to hurl the shot put during the Elk's Invitational.

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Fallon's Misaki Claire throws in the discus event at McQueen.

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Fallon's Tiffany Sorensen (right) hands off the batton to Allie Lister in the 4x100 relay.

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

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Kelvin Cann putts the ball to the hole at Spring Creek golf course.

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Scott Smith considers his shot at the green. He will be competing in this year's U.S. Open.

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Patrick Morrow, 80, paces a Reed player as he looks for an opening to check him.

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JayDen Vasquez, 42, races a Reed player to claim a groundball before it goes out of bounds.

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Results

In the final results from Top Gun Raceway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Doug Lambeck and Dennis Paz lead the list of winners that took home trophies and bragging rights.

Going the distance

After witnessing some miracles on the track last weekend, Steve Heck is a believer that anything can happen when the odds are overwhelmingly against you.

Diving into state

The Greenwave swim team competes against the best swimmers in the 3A League tomorrow, traveling to Carson City for the state meet.

Applications being accepted for first-ever Greenwave Hall of Fame Class

For the first time in Churchill County High School history, standout student-athletes, coaches and contributors will be honored with the newly created Greenwave Hall of Fame.

Ending on a high note

After a rough series of games, Oasis Academy’s boys’ lacrosse team closed the 2017 season with a win, ending their record 2-14.

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A Fallon man was injured in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday night on Bottom Road.

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The outflow on the Carson River below the dam has been reduced this week.

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The annual Spring Wings birding festival kicks off Friday throughout Churchill County. The festival brings numerous tours, workshops and acitvities for those interested in migratory birds.

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Geese are a common sight in the Stillwater wetlands.

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Spring Wings Festival in the Lahontan Valley celebrates the annual migration of shore, marsh and wading birds and waterfowl.

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County youth are presented with 2017 Jim Regan Memorial Scholarships; from left, Commissioner Bus Scharmann, Michael Richards II, Isabel de la Cruz Martinez, Evie Regan, Commissioner Pete Olsen, Kathrine Vick, Ethan Smith, Commissioner Carl Erquiaga and Employee Management Committee Chair Pamela Moore.

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Honored at the last county commission meeting, Mark Moyle II stands at the entrance to his Eagle Scout project of increasing public safety and beautification at Lee Hot Springs.

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Caren Roblin will share the ins and outs of social media with the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 23.

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Qualifying students of Carson High School's Debate team are competing at nationals in Alabama next month, from left, Jocelyn Manzano, Adam Lackey, Shaylin Segura, Alek Henricksen, Sawyer Barnett, and Sophia Peterson.

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A young couple with keys to new home

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Dog with a lampshade on its head

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Effective communication begins with both buyers and sellers understanding one another’s needs and wants.

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Person Hand With Magnifying Glass Over Luxury House

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Interior of contemporary living room for hipster

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Fake Classified Ad, newspaper, Real Estate concept.

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The staff of the Gold Hill News in 1975 included: (seated) Rob Maximov and Jack Feliciano; (standing, from left) Dave Moore, Leanna McNeilly, Jan Maximov, Dan Murray and Barbara Herman; and (back row, from left) David Toll, Lila and Jimmy Crandall, Darlene Hickerson, Susan and Bill Germino. Photo courtesy of Germino Archives, provided by Sam Toll.

Wednesday, May 17

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Distance runner Abby Pradere will be heading to the state championship track meet on Friday and Saturday.

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The Central Pacific Railroad went through Reno, so it was determined the V&T should connect to the transcontinental railroad at the Truckee River in downtown Reno, hence the name Virginia and Truckee Railroad.

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The Capital City Community Band’s annual free spring concert is making its return Sunday at Western Nevada College.

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High Desert Alchemy by Elko County’s Gail Rappa will be displayed through June 2 at the Office eXhibition Series Gallery in Carson City.

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Rosebud’s Dance Band plays Big Band-era jazz and swing.

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Musicians from Carson Valley Pops Orchestra make up Rosebud’s Dance Band. See them Saturday at the Brewery Arts Center.

SKY’S THE LIMIT

Abby Pradere learned one big lesson in her state-meet debut in 2016.

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A red Hyundai was forced into a barrier after failing to stop for a Nevada Higway Patrol trooper on Thursday morning in Washoe Valley.

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Hannah McDonald, center, with Partnership Carson City, talks with staff during a recent suicide awareness training session at Pioneer High School in Carson City. McDonald teaches mental health first aid courses to local organizations and individuals. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

Phyllis Marie Goni Latzy

Phyllis passed away from complications of ALS on January 1st, 2017 at her home in Carson City, NV.

Carlos Iribarren

Surrounded by the love and warmth of his family and closest friends, Carlos passed away in his home on May 15, 2017.

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Rufus is a two-year-old butterscotch tabby. Come out and chat with him at CAPS.

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Dean Baker talks about issues surrounding Southern Nevada Water Authority’s bid to secure groundwater rights in rural basins in White Pine County at a press conference in 2006 at the Legislative Plaza. The rancher died last Saturday after spending decades as an advocate for water rights.

Joy (Scott, Hurd) Trussell

Joy (Scott, Hurd) Trussell of Reno, Nevada passed away on April 29, 2017.

Tuesday, May 16

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Cassandra Jones took second in the marathon at the recent Reno Downtown River Run.

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Dayton's J.J. Ply rallies the crowd as he attempts 7-feet during the high jump event at the regional championships.

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J.J. Ply easily clears the bar at 6-4 last Saturday at Carson High.

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Dayton uberathlete J.J. Ply fires out of the blocks during the regional championship 100-meter hurdle event last Saturday.

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Kevin Ply, J.J.'s father and coach, gives a little advice during the regional championships high jump event last Saturday.

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The entrance to Round Hill Pines Resort at Lake Tahoe.

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Highway 50 from just east of the intersection with Kingsbury Grade.

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2nd Annual Basque Fry host Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt is interviewed at Corley Ranch Saturday afternoon.

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Karen's Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cake is on the menu at Cafe at Adele's.

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Karen's Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cake is on the menu at Cafe at Adele's.

Dayton High’s J.J. Ply seeks three state titles

DAYTON — J.J. Ply has had a dream senior season.

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FILE - In this April 26, 2016 file photo, Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson participates in a Republican debate for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District in Henderson, Nev. A Nevada legislative leader is reviving an attempt to impose price controls on insulin, with a proposal to rein in prescription drug market middlemen. Republican Sen. Michael Roberson released legislation Monday, May 15, 2017, that would require pharmacy benefit managers to pass on to insurance companies at least 80 percent of their favorable insulin rates. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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Mitchell Tufts is the executive chef at the new 50's-themed Cadillac Cafe located at the Silver Oaks Golf Course.

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Mitchell Tufts, the executive chef at the Cadillac Cafe has named his lunch menu items around the iconic Elvis Presley.

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A former student serving in Iraq in 2007 presented this flag to Steve Johnson.

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Churchill County High School science teacher Steve Johnson stands next to his Wall of Heroes, former students who have served or are serving in the military. Johnson is this year's Veterans of Foreign Wars National Teacher of the Year.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1002 in Fallon recognizes teacher Steve Johnson for winning the District Teacher of the Year. From left are Post Cmdr. Dick Hurstak, Johnson and Mike Terry, coordinator for the local VFW teacher of the year program.

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The Carson River below Lahontan Dam on Sunday.

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Kim and Mat Boni's daughter made a surprise entrance when she was born.

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The Navy League participates in the Armed Forces parade several years ago.

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Alex Mendez pulls back for a pitch to an Elko batter at South Tahoe's Field of Dreams.

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Colton Coverston catches the ball at first base to out an Elko runner.

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Alexis Jarrett readies for a swing during Fallon's regional championship game against Fernley.

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The Lady Wave receives the regional championship plaque after defeating Fernley's Lady Vaqueros in South Lake Tahoe.

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Aspen Mori, Elizabeth Williams and Macie Anderson race from the dugout to celebrate Fallon's regional championship win on Saturday.

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The Lady Wave celebrates Hannah Hitchcock's grand slam at home plate during Friday's regionals game.

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Fallon's Colton Peterson pumps his fist after crossing the finish line as the 4x100-meter relay team wins to qualify for state.

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Fallon's Bryan Duenas qualifies for state in the triple jump after competing in the regional meet at Carson High School.

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Meeka Erwin, right, and one of the Galena Lady Grizzlies watch for a passed ball to drop.

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Jaidyn Delgado, 20, looks for an opening to pass the ball around Galena's players.

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

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Fallon's Misaki Claire places fourth in the discus.

Lady Bighorns end reagular season in 4th

The Lady Bighorns closed their regular season with a pair of losses last week, falling to Galena and Truckee. They enter playoffs as fourth seed.

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From left: Superintendent Dr. Sandra Sheldon; Transportation Director Steve Russell; Jill Downs, Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe (FPST); Trustee Carmen Schank; Trustee Kathryn Whitaker; Juvenile Justice Center Chief Tami Richardson; Educational Services Director Kimi Melendy; NAS Fallon Student Liaison Officer Michele Taylor; Amber Ayres, Chamber of Commerce; Jeslyn MacDiarmid; Churchill County Library; Joanne Sturm, Dr. Sheldon's visiting mother; County Manager Eleanor Lockwood; Robert Getto, Ferguson & Getto Realtors; Parent/Community Engagement Coordinator Kristin Sheldon; FPST Tribal Chairman Len George, NAS Fallon Commanding Officer David Halloran.

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Carson Tahoe Health is partnering with the Huntsman Cancer Institute to treat blood and bone marrow transplant patients. In the past, patients who needed a transplant would be required to travel outside the area for treatment. Although patients will still receive their transplant at Huntsman, they will now be able to receive care at the Carson Tahoe clinic for planning and follow-up appointments.

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Anthony and Brandy Gayner are the owners of the new Sierra Academy of Style located on Roop Street.

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The Gayner family looks on as Mayor Bob Crowell reads a proclomation during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Sierra Academy of Style on Monday.

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Community members gather for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Sierra Academy of Style on Monday.

Starlynn Maria Cole

Starlynn Maria Cole, age 61 of Carson City, passed away May 13th, 2017. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-2644

Gary W. Richardson

Gary W. Richardson of Fallon, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on April 13, 2017.

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Master Sgt. Laura Magee, left, and Master Sgt. Mark Magee pose for a photo at the annual Nevada Air National Guard Airman of the Year Ceremony at the Nevada Air National Guard fuel cell hangar, Dec. 4, 2016. The married couple converted to Islam after Laura competed chaplain assistant course in Fort Jackson, S.C., three years ago.

Monday, May 15

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Carson High School Jazz Band performs at Greater Nevada Credit Union's groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday on Eagle Station Lane.

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Greater Nevada Credit Union's groundbreaking ceremony on Eagle Station Lane Wednesday launched with, from left, GNCU Secretary Jon Steele, Director Barbara Byington, Chairman Rob Joiner, Treasurer Alex Talmant, Vice Chairman Bill Arsendorf, Mayor Bob Crowell, President/CEO Wally Murray, and Reno Ace's Mascot Archie.

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Greater Nevada Credit Union President and CEO Wally Murray reads a proclamation Wednesday with Reno Ace's mascot, Archie, on the groundbreaking site of the new branch on Eagle Station Lane.

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Digital renderings of buildings planned for Classy Seconds’ three-acre parcel at 3591 Gordon St.

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Western Nevada College’s Child Development Center has received a four-star rating from the Silver State Stars Quality Rating and Improvement System.

Melba Frisby Carnahan

Melba Frisby Carnahan, born in Heber City, Utah January 5, 1925, passed away in Carson City, Nevada, April 15, 2017.

Clarence McClelland Skau

Clarence McClelland Skau, 89 of Carson City passed away on May 13, 2017. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Arthur Reynolds

Arthur Reynolds passed away peacefully in his sleep at his own home, May 11, 2017. He was 89 years old, and a 20 year resident of Carson City.

Carson High swimmers advance to state

Carson High’s swim teams finished third and sixth, respectively, at the NIAA 4A Regional Swimming and Diving Championships at the Carson Aquatic Center on Saturday.

Saturday, May 13

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Carson's Harry Meyer battles with Douglas' Sean Wolfkiel in the 4A boys 4x200-meter relay Saturday at the Jim Frank Track and Field Complex.

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Dayton standout J.J. Ply soars over the high jump bar set at 6-10 Saturday at the regional championships to tie for a win with Elko's Kyrin Allen.

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Dayton's J.J. Ply cruises to a win in the 3A boys 110-meter hurdles Saturday at Carson High.

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Senator Greg Wallace ties for a first place finish in the 4A boys high jump with a season record effort of 6-4 Saturday.

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Carson's Anya Woodbury wins the 4A girls triple jump at the regional championships Saturday with a leap of 36-feet even.

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Abby Paulson takes 2nd behind her teammate in the triple jump Saturday at Carson High.

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Abby Pradere on her way to winning the 4A girls 800-meter event Saturday at the NIAA Regional Championships. Pradere also won the 1600-meter run.

Darrell Moody: Foley honored by Mountain West

Nevada Wolf Pack volleyball senior Madison Foley, a Dayton High graduate, has earned a spot on this year’s Mountain West Global Challenge All-Star volleyball team.

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Tim Furlong, a signage supervisor for the Nevada Department of Transportation, puts the finishing touches on a new 80 mph speed limit sign posted along U.S. Interstate 80 Monday, May 8, 2017, near Fernley, Nev., about 40 miles east of Reno. Nevada joins South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Texas as the only states that now allow speeds in excess of 75 mph on parts of rural highways and interstates. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

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Nevada Department of Transportation crews prepare to replace a 75 mph speed limit sign with an 80 mph one Monday, May 8, 2017, along U.S. Interstate 80 near Fernley, Nev., about 40 miles east of Reno. Nevada joins South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Texas as the only states that now allow speeds in excess of 75 mph on parts of rural highways and interstates. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

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Nevada Department of Transportation crews replace a 75 mph speed limit sign with an 80 mph one Monday, May 8, 2017, along U.S. Interstate 80 near Fernley, Nev., about 40 miles east of Reno. Nevada joins South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Texas as the only states that now allow speeds in excess of 75 mph on parts of rural highways and interstates. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

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One of the new 80 mph speed limit signs posted Monday, May 8, 2017, along U.S. Interstate 80 east near Fernley, Nev., signals the faster speed allowed on a 130-mile stretch from east of Reno to the rural town of Winnemucca. Nevada joins South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Texas as the only states that now allow speeds in excess of 75 mph on parts of rural highways and interstates. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

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Nevada Department of Transportation crews prepare to replace a 75 mph speed limit sign with an 80 mph one Monday, May 8, 2017, along U.S. Interstate 80 near Fernley, Nev., about 40 miles east of Reno. Nevada joins South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Texas as the only states that now allow speeds in excess of 75 mph on parts of rural highways and interstates. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

Girls track: Carson High’s Woodbury, Pradere win

Three years ago, Anya Woodbury set a Carson High triple jump freshman record and then left the program.

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Light of Education Award Winners Ann Brit, Johanna Davis, and Monica Chavez

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Perfect Attendance Award Winners for April

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Athletes of the Week Nicole Van Geel and Brett Kolb.

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Kaylee Gordon is this week’s Senior in the Spotlight

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Two PHS students dance at prom held at the Brewery Arts Center.

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PHS students are all smiles at prom.

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The Brewery Arts Center came alive with music, lights, bubbles and dancing for prom on April 29

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Pioneer High School JAG students compete in Las Vegas.

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Pioneer High School students pose for pictures at prom on April 29.

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Pioneer students on the dance floor.

Boys track: Dayton’s Ply wins 3 events, Carson’s Wallace 2nd in high jump

J.J. Ply capped off an impressive weekend with two more victories at the NIAA Northern 3A Track and Field Championships Saturday afternoon at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

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The 55-gallon drums were filled with sand along with sand bags to protect troops in Vietnam. There were three North Vietnamese offensives in 1968, making it the bloodiest year of the war.

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This picture of the USS Laffrey was taken April 15, 1945 after a 90-minute kamikaze attack. The crew shot down 11 kamikazes. The ship was hit by five kamikazes and four bombs. Her crew called her, ‘The ship that wouldn’t sink!’ Courtesy Patriots Point.

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The USS Laffrey DD-724 is docked on the left and the USS Yorktown CV-10 is docked on the right protected by a harbor cannon. Ken Beaton said he used a black and white format to give the picture the feel of being decades old.

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A 31-foot Patrol Boat River had a crew of four. The mission of PBRs was to destroy the Viet Cong’s supply boats. PBRs were part of the ‘Brown Navy’ in Vietnam.

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Pictured on the left of the gangplank is the control tower of the USS Clamagore SS-343. Pictured on the right is the bow of the USS Yorktown CV-10 with USN aircraft displayed on her flight deck.

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The USS Laffrey is docked next to the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, S.C. She was repaired after a kamikaze attack on April 15, 1945.

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President’s Choice: Step Back in Time by Anke Simpson.

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Third place: Baby Sophie by Shellie McMaster.

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Second place: Infant Big Horn Sheep by Tom Keller.

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First place in Carson City Photo Club’s April competition, themed ‘Photographer’s Choice,’ went to this shot of an owl by Trent Pitsbarger. The club welcomes all levels of photographers at monthly meetings held at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. Enter through the west entrance.

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Holly Strasser of Carson City is a winner of the Girl Scouts’ prestigious Gold Award.

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Construction of the William N. Pennington Teen Center at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada earned Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC the 2016 Public Use Project of the Year award at the 12th Annual Summit Awards on Saturday, May 6.

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Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC received the 2016 Top Industrial Project for the renovation of Carson City’s largest employer, Click Bond Inc.’s, Building 51. Specially designed ducting was built into the arching support beams in the conference space, reflecting the sleek interior of an aircraft to support the building’s HVAC system, Carson City’s first ground source, non-geothermal system.

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Gold Star Mother Edith Monro enlisted two hours after she and her husband received their deceased son Douglas’ Medal of Honor from President Roosevelt at the White House.

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The first 19 SPARS ‘fall in’ as they report for duty in Seattle, Wash. The letters GI mean Government Issue. The SPARS are wearing GI brown cotton knit seam stockings attached to a garter belt. Checkout their clunky GI heels.

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Nov. 14, 2015, from left to right: Captain Thomas King, USCGC Munro, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft, Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias watch Ship’s Sponsor, Julie Sheehan take a mighty swing to christen USCGC Munro. Julie is the niece of the Coast Guard’s only recipient of the Medal of Honor, SM1c Douglas A. Munro.

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Sierra Lutheran's Elaina Marchegger wins the A division 1600-meter run Friday at Carson High School.

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Carson's Abigail Pradere takes over the lead from Manogue's Hannah Covington with one lap to go and wins the 4A 1600-meter run Friday at the regional championships.

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Dayton's J.J. Ply clears the bar in the pole vault event at the regional championships.

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Hannah Kaiser hands the baton to 4x800 relay anchor Gabby Fernandez Friday at the regional championships at Carson High.

Friday, May 12

Carson High’s Abby Pradere uses strong finish to win 1,600 in regional meet

Abby Pradere stalked Bishop Manogue’s Hannah Covington for the better part of three laps, and then put her away with an impressive last lap.

Prep roundup: Dayton baseball eliminated from playoffs

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Dayton High’s dream of making the 3A state tournament in Las Vegas was dashed by Fallon on Friday at Todd Field at South Tahoe Middle School.

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Students at Bordewich Bray Elementary discuss which lands belong to the United States, based off of National Geographic's map.

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Bordewich Bray Elementary hosted one of the world's largest maps in the cafeteria gym May 8-12, from National Geographic.

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Bordewich Bray Elementary physical education students explore roads on National Geographic's large map, as a way to improve reading.

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LeAnn Morris of the Carson City School District teaches students about technology opportunities with NASA and other industries during Career Day at Bordewich Bray Elelmentary Friday.

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Nevada Department of Wildlife's Chris Crookshanks answers students' questions regarding the field during Career Day Friday, at Bordewich Bray Elementary.

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Kylie Jensen, project analyst of Ormat Technologies, teaches fifth grade students the purpose of the company during Career Day at Bordewich Bray Elementary School Friday.

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Carson Tahoe Family Dentist Dr. Elizabeth Parks teaches fourth grade students about dental health and career opportunities.

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Mazzy Root-Ferguson of fourth grade enjoys Career Day at Bordewich Bray Elementary School on Friday.

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Mazzy Root-Ferguson of fourth grade passes around a human jaw model, provided by Carson City denstist Dr. Elizabeth Parks.

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Bordewich Bray fourth grade students Jennifer Sosa, Payton Brown, Amara Colonna, and Kameron Brubaker rotate classrooms to explore careers on Career Day Friday.

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Janet Murphy, Deputy Director of Governor's Office of Finance, talks about career opportunities in the field to fifth grade students Friday.

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King Lion Tim Kniffen leads the weekly Carson City Host Lions Club meeting at Tito's Mexican Restaurant.

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval smiles after signing Assembly Bill 385 expanding free parks admission for elementary students at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa, Nev., Friday, May 12, 2017. Under the law, Nevada students ages 9-11 can play at state parks for free beginning in July. The measure builds on a federal program that allows fourth-graders to apply for free admission to all national parks and Nevada state parks. (AP Photo/Alison Noon)

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval stamps a state parks passport for Assemblyman Steve Yeager, top left, before signing Yeager's Assembly Bill 385 into law at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa, Nev., on Friday, May 12, 2017. Under the law, Nevada students ages 9-11 can play at state parks for free beginning in July. (AP Photo/Alison Noon)

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Leon Patillo will perform at First Christian Church.

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Cary Trivanovich will perform at First Christian Church.

Thomas Preston DeSomber

Thomas Preston DeSomber, 71 of Dayton, passed away on May 5, 2017 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Craig Duain Fisher

Craig Duain Fisher, 64 of Carson City passed away on May 11, 2017 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Patricia Ruth Heier

Patricia Ruth Heier, 88 of Dayton passed away on May 8, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

James Kingston Reed

James Kingston Reed passed away the morning of May 7, 2017 at his home in Houston, Texas.

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Dayton State Park is the site of a history lecture about the Carson River.

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Jack Swisher runs to home plate during a Greenwave home game earlier this season.

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Jack Swisher starts his swing at a pitch from Sparks at the Edward Arciniega Athletics Complex.

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Carson's Abbey Paulson launches in the girls long jump event Saturday.

Thursday, May 11

Joe Santoro: Fanning the fire for Musselman

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Eric Musselman is a richer head basketball coach with more job security this morning because of the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball fans.

Prep roundup: Dayton baseball falls; CHS softball eliminated

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Dayton opened the 3A regionals with a 5-3 loss to Elko on Thursday night.

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The new playground at the Carson City Animal Shelter.

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The new playground at the Carson City Animal Shelter.

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CASI is introducing a program for low income pet owners to spade and neuter their pets.

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Shanell Cavener receives an Outstanding Math Educator award from the Northern Nevada Mathematics Council.

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Kristen Cable receives an Outstanding Math Educator award from the Northern Nevada Mathematics Council.

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Wendy Petty holds her Outstanding Math Educator award from the Northern Nevada Mathematics Council.

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Flooded roadways persist in and around Carson City, Storey and Lyon counties.

State track berths on the line at regional meet

The top track and field performers will be on display Friday and Saturday when the NIAA regional championships take place at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex at Carson High School.

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Mary Bennett portrays Madame Curry as she traverses historic sites on Carson City’s west side.

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Instructor Lisa Dunkelberg watches nursing student Lisa Pourde during exercises in the nursing lab at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., on Monday, April 6, 2015. Photo by Cathleen Allison

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Capt. Jason Danen hurls a throw bag to a 'victim' floating down the Carson River Wednesday during training.

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Swift water technician Diego Aramburu gives instructions to rescue trainees Wednesday on the Carson River.

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Tarron Graves, 15, races around the track for his first win.

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Tarron Graves poses with his kart and trophies.

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Fallon's Sierra Hickox competes in the triple jump at the Reed-Sparks Rotary Invitational.

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Clayton Steelman runs 12.5 in a heat race at the Big George Invitational.

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Fallon's William Dick, seen competing at the Reed invitational last month, finished in the top seven in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs at the Spanish Springs JV Invitational.

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

Greenwave CRUSHES FERNLEY

The Greenwave baseball team won its first game of regionals yesterday, 10-0, in five innings against Fernley.

A new generation

The future of the Greenwave track and field program shined in the Spanish Springs Junior Varsity Invitational last week in Sparks.

A fresh START

Forget about any broken records throughout the regular season.

RACING for heroes

Though he is only 6 years old, Tarron Graves is already doing things many don’t do in a lifetime — winning trophies as a top kart driver and spearheading a campaign to raise money to help veterans.

Shooting for four

Greenwave baseball’s Jack Swisher has been to state every year of his varsity career, and with the end of his senior year approaching, he hopes to make it a round four.

Breaking track records

Churchill County Middle School’s track team had an amazing meet in Yerington last week, breaking several school records.

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"The Other Mozart" performs at the Barkley Theatre on May 20.

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The Farmer Brigade was an integral part in the channel’s digging.

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A “plug’ or a dam was removed to allow water to flow in the “Big Dig.”

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An excavator takes the last cut of dirt to allow water to flow into the 'Big Dig."

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The board recognizes 2017 staff retirees (from left) Carol I. Reynolds-Woodsford, Arlene Detomasi, Teresa Moyle, Patricia Fleming, Debra Smotherman, Kirsten Ann Wilson and Lucy Rickman with trustee Kathryn Whitaker and Superintendent Dr. Sandra Sheldon. Not pictured are Robert Freeman, Eileen Haugen, Joan Hutchings, Diana Strickland and David Wuth.

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WNC Fallon Jump Start students and sociology volunteers from left: Brandon Evers, Orin Sommer, Josh Coblentz, Austin Lunderstadt, Britney Davis, Mara Garcia, John Frandsen, Megan Lanski, Becca McKnight, Supathcha Moolrangsi, Kailee Youles, Meghan Rosario, Hannah Stewart and instructor Debbie McBride.

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Suspects are wanted for credit card fraud.

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Suspects are wanted for credit card fraud.

Wednesday, May 10

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Carson left fielder Luke Meyers makes a diving catch for the Senators Wednesday against Damonte Ranch.

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Jesse Lopez rounds third base as the Senators tie up the game in the third inning Wednesday.

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Senior 3rd baseman Abel Carter grabs a grounder Wednesday afternoon in a playoff game against Damonte Ranch. The Senators lost 3-1.

Damonte Ranch ends Carson High baseball season

Failure to hit consistently and hit in clutch situations hurt Carson High all season, and it’s a big reason why the Senators were eliminated from the Northern 4A playoffs by Damonte Ranch on Wednesday at Ron McNutt Field.

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Dayton slugger Nick Hein blasts a homer earlier this season against Spring Creek.

Prep roundup: Dayton baseball opens playoffs

SOUTH TAHOE — It has been a fun season for the Dayton High baseball team.

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Legends of the Celtic Art conclude the BAC concert series.

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Musselman’s contract worth $1 million per year

RENO — There’s a new millionaire in Reno. Eric Musselman’s new five-year contract calls for him to make $1 million per year for five seasons. The contract, which runs through 2022, makes him the highest-paid coach in University of Nevada history.

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Photo of sagebrush carpeting the Monitor Valley in central Nevada.

Lonetta Gay Ott

Lonetta Gay Ott peacefully passed away in her home on May 2nd 2017, at the age of 64. Born in Oroville California on September 24,1952.

Tuesday, May 9

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Bryce Moyle delivers a pitch in a game against Galena on Tuesday.

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Abel Carter connects with a pitch in a game against Galena on Tuesday.

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Center fielder Jesse Lopez makes a diving catch in a game against Galena on Tuesday.

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Ty Evans hits a chip shot on the third hole during the regional tournament at Dayton Valley Golf Course on Tuesday.

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Zander Smokey chips onto the green at the third hole during the regional tournament at Dayton Valley Golf Course on Tuesday.

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Sophomore Ashley Britt powers through a rainstorm to win the 300-meter hurdles event Saturday at the league regional qualifier meet at the Jim Frank Track and Field Complex.

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Last year's "special golf club winner" and his dad during the Fred Alexander Memorial Family Golf Clinic.

Nevada signs Musselman to 5-year contract

RENO – Eric Musselman, who led Nevada to its first NCAA appearance in 10 years, has officially signed a new five-year contract to coach the Pack through the 2021-22 campaign.

Galena knocks Carson High baseball into loser’s bracket

RENO — For the second time in less than a week, it’s win or go home for the Carson High baseball team.

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Members of the Carson High School mountain bike team ride on the Creek Trail above Carson City. Epic Rides has launched a new Hail the Trail fundraiser to support trail-building organizations, including Carson City’s Muscle Powered. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

Prep roundup: Carson golfers struggle to eighth place

DAYTON – Carson High’s golf team suffered through its worst round of the year on the second day of the Northern 4A regionals at Dayton Valley Golf Club on Tuesday.

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A black Honda Civic is sought in relation to residential burglaries.

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6-year-old Nolan Dobson waves to his family from the 'Tornado' at the RSVP Carnival in Mills Park Friday evening.

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The Stewart Indian School in Carson City is in the process of being restored as a cultural site. Students from the UNLV Alternate Break Program will be on the Stewart campus next week to clean up the historic cemetery and several buildings.

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The three excavators and their buckets look like a scene from Star Wars as they dig a channel Saturday east of Fallon.

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Water flows in one section of "The Big Dig" on Saturday. Water will begin flowing in the entire channel today from Carson Lake to the Carson Sink.

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An excavator works on the final stretch of "the Big Dig' east of Fallon on Saturday.

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Incident Commander Bill Lawry reviews the emergency measures taking place in Churchill County during a town hall meeting Monday night.

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Volunteer ranchers and farmers known as the "Farmer Brigade" assist government agencies with "The Big Dig."

Carson High’s Ashley Britt among top hurdlers in Northern Nevada

In a short time, Carson High’s Ashley Britt has become one of the top hurdlers in Northern Nevada.

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The late Gwen Washburn is honored at the Churchill County Commission meeting last week with family, friends and community leaders in attendance. The plaque (with an accompanying photo) reads with a quote from Mahatma Gandhi: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

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Associate Professor Scott Hagen, from the University of Utah, directs the All-State Small Schools Band in rehearsal in the CCHS Performing Arts Center auditorium.

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Dr. Jason Altieri, from the University of Nevada, Reno, conducts the All-State Small Schools Orchestra in rehearsal at the CCHS Performing Arts Center.

Epic bike raffle to support trail building around Carson City

A new fundraiser, Hail the Trail, being launched by Epic Rides will give the public a chance to win one of three mountain bikes from Ibis, Salsa and Norco while also supporting trail-building organizations, including Carson City’s Muscle Powered.

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Fallon senior Jack Swisher connects against Sparks in Saturday's second game.

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Fallon's Alex Vest pitches against Sparks on Saturday.

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Fallon's Sean McCormick slides in safely at third against Sparks.

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

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Kayla Buckmaster, center, steps on home plate for the winning run of Friday's game against Sparks.

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Alexis Jarrett slides to home plate during the last home series of the season.

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Jordan Beyer slides into home around Sparks' Lexi Cruz during Fallon's last series of the regular season.

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Fallon’s Joe Terry edges Fernley’s Jonathan Roach in the 800-meter run during Saturday’s 3A Northern trials in Fallon.

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Fallon’s Trevor Brown qualifies in the 110-meter hurdles during Saturday’s 3A Northern trials in Fallon.

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Fallon’s Brynlee Shults lands in the pit in the long jump during Saturday’s 3A Northern trials in Fallon.

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Fallon’s Mayla Dahl competes in the high jump during Saturday’s 3A Northern trials in Fallon.

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Ray Plaase prepares for a swing at the Fallon Golf Course.

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Caitlyn Welch catches a pitch from Kayla Buckmaster during the Wave's home series against Sparks.

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Caitlyn Welch runs into home at the Edward Arciniega Athletics Complex softball field.

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Caitlyn Welch steps up to home plate as catcher during a Lady Wave home game.

Fallon softball ends season undefeated

The Lady Wave softball team closed its undefeated season in the Northern 3A over the weekend, sweeping the Sparks Lady Railroaders.

Virginia “Ginny” Irene Sharpless (Elder) Delaski

Ginny Delaski, a resident of Carson City for over 53 years, passed away after a long illness.

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The Saint Mary’s Center for Health, a medical office complex across from Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, recently sold to a real estate investor.

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Sheep run to a water trough located at the bottom of C Hill on Tuesday.

Sharolyn M. Mays

Sharolyn M. Mays, 62, died May 7, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Carol A. Kreutz-Alty

Carol A. Kreutz-Alty, 62, died May 7, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Bernice V. Adams

Bernice V. Adams, 84, died May 8, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

David Elwyn Johnson

David Elwyn Johnson passed away on Saturday May 6th after a long battle with cancer.

Alfred William Inglis

Al was born August 19, 1932 in his family’s home on Sheckler Cut-Off to Thomas and Elaine Inglis. He peacefully returned to our Lord April 25, 2017 at his home in Palm Springs, California with his loving wife by his side.

Jack Leevon Sullivan

Jack Leevon Sullivan, Age 83 of Stagecoach, Passed away on May 5th 2017. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home.

Celebration of Life for Hazel Ryland

Friday May 12th, 2017 from 2 pm ~ 4 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Family Center, 2101 North Saliman Road, Carson City, NV

Lorraine A. Clapper

Lorraine A. Clapper, 94, died April 13, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

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Hop and Mae Adams Foundation trustees Chris MacKenzie, Steve Neighbors and Ed Ahrens along with Mayor Bob Crowell (3rd from left) scoop dirt at 308 N. Curry St. for the groundbreaking of the new multi-use complex in July 2016.

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A conceptual drawing of what the Curry Street bulding will look like when completed.

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It's hoped the 308 Curry project will lead to more development.

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Spring snow melt in the Sierra mountains has the Carson River running high in Dayton on Monday.

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The Carson River runs high and fast through Dayton on Monday afternoon.

Monday, May 8

Carson baseball opens at Galena

Carson High’s baseball team opens the NIAA 4A post-season tournament today against the Galena Grizzlies.

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In this photo taken Feb. 15, 2017, anesthesiologist Dr. Ron Samet examines an ultrasound image while performing a nerve block at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Bathing specific nerves in a numbing drug allows many patients to avoid or reduce use of potentially addictive painkillers after surgery, one way hospitals are reducing their own dependence on opioids. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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In this photo taken Feb. 15, 2017, anesthesiologist Dr. Ron Samet is seen at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Bathing the nerves responsible for certain types of pain in a numbing drug allows many patients to avoid or reduce use of potentially addictive painkillers after surgery, one way hospitals are reducing their own dependence on opioids.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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In this photo taken Feb. 15, 2017, anesthesiologist Dr. Ron Samet performs an ultrasound-guided nerve block at the University of Maryland Medical Center, preparing a catheter that will deliver a numbing drug to nerves responsible for a patient’s arm pain. Nerve blocks allow many patients to avoid or reduce use of potentially addictive painkillers after surgery, one way hospitals are reducing their own dependence on opioids. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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In this photo taken Feb. 15, 2017, anesthesiologist Dr. Ron Samet performs an ultrasound-guided nerve block at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Bathing the nerves responsible for certain types of pain in a numbing drug allows many patients to avoid or reduce use of potentially addictive painkillers after surgery, one way hospitals are reducing their own dependence on opioids. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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In this Jan. 19, 2017, handout photo from the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, nurse Amanda Fritsch checks the catheter delivering a drug that kept Stuart Anders’ injured leg numb for three days. Called a nerve block, the non-addictive numbing treatment substantially cut the amount of opioid painkillers that Anders otherwise would have been prescribed for his shattered femur. (University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center via AP)

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Bike month events through the end of May around Carson City.

Margaret (Peggy) Saville

Margaret (Peggy) Saville, of Carson City, died on May 4th after a 13-year battle with brain cancer.

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Lyon County Commissioner Ken Gray will be featured at the Fernley Republican Women meeting on May 16.

Sharon R. Wicker

Sharon R. Wicker, 71 of Carson City, passed away on May 5, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Carson boys swim team sweeps

The Carson swim team knocked off Spanish Springs, 188-94, and Bishop Manogue, 171-114, at the Carson Aquatic Center.

Saturday, May 6

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The Senators' Anya Woodbury competes in the long jump Saturday at CHS.

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Sophomore Abby Pradere once again dominated in both the 800 and 1600 meter events Saturday.

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Carson's Abbey Paulson launches in the girls long jump event Saturday.

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Carson 2nd baseman Nicole Brown nabs a grounder for the Senators during the first game of a doubleheader with Douglas Saturday.

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Sophomore Kassidy Cooley nails a base hit for the Senators Saturday morning against Douglas in Minden.

Carson High girls have strong day at track trials

Trials in track and field are all about doing well enough to move on, and that’s what Carson High did on a rainy Saturday afternoon at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Darrell Moody: Glover a good fit for CHS boys hoops

I like the hiring of 24-year-old Jordan Glover as Carson High’s new basketball coach.

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Nycole Gloria Coleman and Christian Charles Allen Marsh will be joined in marriage on May 20.

Douglas High beats Carson twice on walk offs

MINDEN — A pair of seventh inning rallies were the difference Saturday when the Douglas Tigers walked off with a Northern 4A softball doubleheader sweep against Carson.

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Student of the Week Savannah Brown

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This Week’s Senior in the Spotlight Menen Ashagrie

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Punishment for violating the CHS dress code is wearing brown clothing.

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Inappropriately-dressed student Jack Dudley.

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Inappropriately-dressed CHS student.

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Greater Nevada Credit Union’s National Credit Union Youth Month contest winners.

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Appropriately dressed Carson High School students.

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Twenty two young performers with Wild Horse Children’s Theater made it to the Junior Theater Festival West in Sacramento, Calif.

Prep roundup: Dayton wins, gets first-round bye in tourney

DAYTON —Trevor Burrows threw a complete-game three-hit shutout and struck out 10 batters to lead Dayton to a 3-0 win over Truckee on Saturday morning, earning the Dust Devils the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the upcoming postseason tournament,

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Friday, May 5

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Dayton's Ashley Mason long jumps at a previous meet held at Carson High on April 22nd.

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Carson's Erica Basa and Dayton's Ashley Mason battle to the finish line in a heat of the 100-meter sprint Saturday.

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Ashley Britt clears the last hurdle in the 300m event Saturday at CHS.

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Senator Harry Meyer competes in the 110m hurdles at the Jim Frank Track and Field Complex Saturday.

Prep roundup: Dayton baseball rolls to sweep

DAYTON — Dayton High got outstanding pitching from Isaac Von Schoff and Dylan Baker en route to sweeping Truckee, 11-2 and 9-3, in a Northern 3A doubleheader Friday afternoon.

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Local bike enthusiasts ride through downtown Carson City, Nev., on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 as part of the annual Celebrity Ride during Bike Month. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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Work crews remove sediment caused by flood waters in January from the tracks outside the Nevada State Railroad Museum Annex on Thursday, May 4. The museum is expecting repairs to be completed in time for the Memorial Day weekend at the end of the month. Guy Clifton/Travel Nevada

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NDOW biologist Carl Lackey, pictured here with his son Nolan, is suing the Homewood-based Bear League and several individuals for comments made online that he claims have damaged his reputation and caused him emotional distress.

Oliver reportedly signs agent

RENO – With the official NBA Combine list announced Friday, Nevada’s Cameron Oliver is headed to the pre-draft showcase and apparently heading to the NBA.

Path to Nevada state track meet begins Saturday

The track postseason schedule starts today, as the area’s top athletes converge at Carson and Fallon high schools to take the first step toward qualifying for this year’s NIAA State Championships at Foothill High in Las Vegas.

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From left, Jennifer Budge, Max Macedo and other members of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Leadership Class paint a mural on the wall of the dining room at FISH on Thursday, May 3, 2017. The finished work will be unveiled during a celebration on Friday at 6 p.m. Photo by Cody Blue/Nevada Photo Source

Kori Lee Oesterling

Kori Lee (Bale) Oesterling, of Carson City, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 after a long illness.

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Thursday, May 4

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CHS senior Lauren Hudak, along with her father Kyle, signs her letter of intent to play soccer at Southwestern Baptist University in Missouri Thursday at Carson High.

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Cole McDannald pitches for the Senators on Thursday.

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Carson's Joe Tonino dives back to first base in an attempted pick-off by Douglas.

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Senior Jace Keema gets a base hit for the Senators early in the game against Douglas Thursday.

Joe Santoro: Will Cam Oliver stay or go?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Has Cam Oliver scored his last point, blocked his last shot, pulled down his last rebound and flashed his last smile for the Nevada Wolf Pack?

Moyle allows 1 run over 6 innings in Carson High win

The best weather of the season brought out the biggest crowd of the season Thursday, and the fans were treated to a great rivalry game on Senior Night.

Prep roundup: Carson softball rolls against Wooster

The Carson High softball team put itself on the verge of clinching a playoff berth by rolling to a 17-3 win over Wooster on Thursday.

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The CCSO contingent enters the Capitol Mall Thursday afternoon in Carson City.

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A CCSO cake is displayed at Bella Fiore in McFadden Plaza Wednesday night.

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Fallen officers memorial attendees were invited to Bella Fiore for some special cake following the ceremony Wednesday night.

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A beautiful sunset preceded the ceremony Wednesday evening in the Capitol Mall.

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A thin blue laser light is illuminated following the ceremony in the Capitol Mall Wednesday evening.

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Carson City Mounted Posse Commander Joe Bruno sits atop his horse while holding a riderless horse honoring fallen officers Thursday.

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Governor Brian Sandoval speaks Thursday afternoon on the Capitol Mall during the Peace Officers Memorial cermony.

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Honor Guard members from across the state stand at attention and salute during the playing of the National Anthem Thursday morning in Carson City.

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SWAT team members bring in the Peace Officers Memorial relay baton Thursday.

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Banner Churchill Community Hospital has received news that it is one of three Nevada hospitals honored for high performance in quality care.

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Yvonne Arciniega Sutherland (from left), Dave Lumos, Bunny Corkill and Nancy Sanders Stewart spent several months going through yearbooks, newspapers and anything else they could find in researching Churchill County High School athletics at the county museum. They presented information to the Greenwave Hall of Fame in March that spans from the early 1900s through the 1950s.

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From left, Nancy Stewart, Bunny Corkill, KVLV sports announcer Larry Barker, Dave Lumos and Yvonne Sutherland go through old yearbooks and documents looking for top Greenwave athletes from previous decades.

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Carson High’s Hudak signs to play soccer at Southwest Baptist

Carson High soccer standout Lauren Hudak signed a national letter of intent Thursday afternoon to play for Division II Southwest Baptist University in Missouri.

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Kobe Abe glides into the end of the lane before turning around for another lap.

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

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Amber Revels practices her butterfly stroke during a swim team practice session.

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Whitney Bernard takes a breath before diving under during practice for the butterfly event.

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Haley Nelson casually practices her backstroke between practice sets at the Churchill County Pool.

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Taryn Barrenchea watches her shot fly to the net at Churchill County Regional Park.

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Ellie Williams, left, and Audrey Rasmussen practice shots at the goal during a Lady Bighorns practice.

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Audrey Rasmussen prepares to launch the ball at the net during shooting practice.

All-around athlete prepares for graduation

Whether its running a play on the football field, racing down a swim lane or boxing, Churchill County senior Kobe Abe has plenty of athletic talent.

Greenwave swimmers face tough meet at South Tahoe

With regionals right around the corner the Greenwave swim team is pushing to qualify as many members as possible.

Lady Bighorns shoot for second

Oasis Academy’s Lady Bighorns lacrosse team split their games last week, claiming a win against Spanish Springs but a loss against Truckee/North Tahoe.

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Oasis Academy junior Hunter Drost and Principal Melissa Mackedon holding the official documents from Governor Brian Sandoval’s Office that name Drost to the Nevada State Board of Education.

Elizabeth A. Gibau

Elizabeth A. Gibau, 75 of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away on April 28, 2017. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Debra A. Sheil

Debra A. Sheil, 65 of Dayton, Nevada passed away on May 3, 2017. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations.775-888-6800

In Loving Memory of Gary Duane Minter

Known by many in the Carson Valley as “Shine”, Gary brought a smile to the face of everyone he talked to and was always there to help someone in need. He had a special camaraderie with his close friends. His relationships ranged from his time in law enforcement to his love of orchids.

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Wednesday, May 3

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CHS third baseman Abel Carter attempts a tag on Douglas' Spencer Trivitt on Wednesday at DHS.

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Tiger Sean Dunkelman puts the tag on Senator Jace Keema Wednesday at DHS.

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Hunter Simpson gets a hit for the Tigers Wednesday against Carson.

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Douglas' Kindel Isham looks to the umpire after putting the tag on Carson's Landon Truesdale (10) Wednesday at Tiger Field.

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Shortstop Kindel Isham scoops a grounder in a game against Carson Wednesday at Tiger Field.

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CHS third baseman Abel Carter attempts a tag on Douglas' Spencer Trivitt on Wednesday at DHS.

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Senator Abel Carter makes contact with the ball in a game against Douglas Wednesday at Tiger Field.

Douglas High baseball rallies past Carson High

MINDEN — Carson High baseball coach Bryan Manoukian wasted no time when it came to make a pitching change on Wednesday afternoon. Protecting a one-run lead with two runners aboard in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Senators turned the ball over to ace pitcher Bryce Moyle.

Prep roundup: Carson golf finishes third

DAYTON — Bebop Martinez shot a season-best 7-over-par 79 to lead Carson High to a third-place finish at the final regular-season tournament at Dayton Valley Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon.

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CCSO Mounted Posse members Shari Buchanan, Cathy Bruno and Donna Robinson wait for the exchange during the Peace Officer's Memorial Run at the Silver City RV Park Wednesday.

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Tahoe-Douglas bomb squad member Jeff Schemenauer approaches the exchange area with at the Silver City RV Park with a fake stick of dynamite Wednesday.

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Tahoe-Douglas bomb squad's Jeff Schemenauer makes an exchange with CCSO's Charles Stetler at the Silver City RV Park on Hwy. 395 Wednesday during the Peace Officer's Memorial Run.

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Some of the Community Yogi classes take place at Comma Coffee every Sunday morning, directed by CEO Allison Reitz.

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Community Yogi CEO and instructor, Allison Reitz, hosts yoga classes every Sunday at Comma Coffee.

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

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Using the new bike lane, Mayor Bob Crowell leads a community bike ride through downtown Carson City on Tuesday.

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Promenade or Five O’Clock Shadow by Larry Kotik, whose work is at the Silver City School House.

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'All that Glitters' (Roadrunner, watercolor and mixed media, 2016 by Myranda Bair)

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Consort Canzona in concert in December 2016.

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Genoa's Gallery on Main opened during the Cowboy Festival April 28-30 by collaborators from left, Peggy Wynne Borgman, community curator of Adams Hub in Carson City; Maureen Conlin of Happy Notes in Genoa; and owner Carrie Hardison.

Carson High hires Reno assistant as basketball coach

Jordan Glover realized a dream when he was named head varsity basketball coach this week at Carson High School.