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Thursday, November 30

Carson High boys unable to finish off Lowry

For the second time in three days, the Carson High boys basketball team was unable to finish off an opponent.

Prep Roundup: Sierra Lutheran boys win big

FORESTHILL, Calif. — Zane Warkentin and Kyman Berger combined for 32 points to lead Sierra Lutheran to a 69-57 win over host Foresthill at the Foresthill Wildfire Classic on Thursday night.

Carson High wrestling squad will be young

Carson High’s wrestling team will have a new look when it opens its season today in Fallon at the Fallon Dual Meet Tournament.

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John O’Rourke

Joe Santoro: There’s a problem with Nevada Wolf Pack football

The Nevada Wolf Pack football program has a serious problem. And when the football program has a serious problem the entire athletic department has a serious problem. The Northern Nevada community is, to put it gently, not in love with the Wolf Pack football team. Pack football has become about as exciting as taking your sister on a date to the movies.

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An array of landscape, floral and other subjects will be on display in the work of Teri Sweeney. Her annual open studio returns Dec. 9-10 at her Gardnerville studio.

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The Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble will present ‘Winter Wanderings,’ a holiday program, at venues in Carson City, Reno, Sparks, Fernley and Fallon. The first performance of the season will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Reno.

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The Quebe Sisters bring their unique style of music to Fallon Saturday night.

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Portrait of famed western artist Will James.

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Kaia FIT Fallon's new studio is located 750 South Taylor Street and offers a variety of classes at an attainable price.

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The Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble will present ‘Winter Wanderings,’ a holiday program, at venues in Carson City, Reno, Sparks, Fernley and Fallon. The first performance of the season will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Reno.

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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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Looking for a home: Jimmy, an adorable Lab mix/border collie, is two years old. He is a smart guy and needs a buddy who will take the time to get to know him. Jimmy is a shy guy and likes slower movement. We suspect he was abused at one time. He is very sweet and has adjusted to routines very well. If you need a walking partner, look no further; Jimmy is waiting to stroll with you.

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One of the prizes from CEDA’s second annual fundraiser is a weekend cabin getaway in Jarbidge.

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LVN Content Director Molly Moser.

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Workers clear dirt away from the embankment in March. Churchill County will receive a portion of a $2 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant from the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief (ER) program.

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UConn Coach Geno Auriemma poses for a photo with members of his 2000 national championship team, from left, Svetlana Abrosimova, Paige Sauer, Sue Bird, Kelly Schumacher and Shea Ralph as the team was honored during halftime against Stanford almost seven years ago at the XL Center in Hartford.

UConn: Family now, family for life

RENO — Ask any player from any era, and each athlete who played women’s basketball at the University of Connecticut will say the team is family from the time a recruit signs on the dotted line to years — even decades — after graduation.

All eyes are on basketball after Fremont Cannon win

Now’s a great time to be a Wolf Pack fan, if you’re not already.

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Goalkeeper Cesar Molina dives to stop the ball during a Greenwave home soccer match.

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Jordyn Dahl goes to kick the ball from the air against Spring Creeks' Indica Simpson.

Oasis takes on tall, fast Falcons in season opener

The Oasis Academy boys basketball team had a rough time in its first game of the season against Sierra Lutheran on Tuesday.

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Coach Dusty Casey discusses a play during Oasis Academy's first game of the season, against Sierra Lutheran.

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Oasis Academy's Emma Robinson passes the ball past a Sierra Lutheran player during the Lady Bighorns' opening game of the season.

Four in Fallon soccer named all-league

Four members of the Churchill County High School boys and girls soccer programs received all-league nominations as well as a coaches award.

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Josiah Rosario (113) fights the hold of Reno's Josh Bass during a home scrimmage.

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Case Cornmesser (113) escapes the grip of Reno's Janson Mai.

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Wyatt Hatch faces off against Reno High's Victor Martinez.

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Mason Smith (126) holds Reno High School's Eric Lopez down during a scrimmage bout.

Oasis opens with a win

The Oasis Academy girls basketball team started the season off with a 31-12 win over Sierra Lutheran on Tuesday.

Wave grapplers gear for another state run

Four points. With one of the smallest lineups in the state tournament last February, the Greenwave wrestling team was four points away from winning its second consecutive championship, finishing second to Spring Creek.

Pauline (Malicki) Gulka

Pauline (Malicki) Gulka, age 89, of Dayton, Nevada passed away November 27, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-2644

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Consort Canzona in concert last year.

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The Nevada State Museum will be the site of a holiday craft event on Dec. 9.

Wednesday, November 29

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline dunks against Illinois State on Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.

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Carson Animal Services Initiative is holding its annual Pictures with Santa fundraiser on Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Benson's Feed and Tack, 2750 Highway 50.

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Nevada's Caleb Martin releases a 3-pointer against Illinois State on Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.

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Nevada's Kendall Stephens fires a long-rang jump shot against Illinois State on Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.

Nevada Wolf Pack ‘rolling’ after win against Illinois State

RENO — Seven and counting. Nevada tied the 2006-07 team coached by Mark Fox with its seventh straight victory to open the season, a 98-68 demolition of Illinois State on Wednesday night before a crowd of 8,293 at Lawlor Events Center.

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Nevada's Cody Martin battles for a loose ball against Illinois State on Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.

Joe Santoro: Musselman feels the agony of winning

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team is so good that it is making its coach nervous.

Nevada Wolf Pack Notebook: Caroline plays after grandfather’s death

RENO — It was a tough week for Nevada forward Jordan Caroline. Caroline didn’t start for the first time this season. He missed two days of practice to return to the Midwest to be with his family after his grandfather, former NFL star J.C. Caroline, passed away on Nov. 17.

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Police respond to an active shooter at a high-rise building of luxury condominiums in Reno, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. A suspect is in custody after opening fire for at least 20 minutes Tuesday night, but there are no reports of any injuries, authorities said. The shots were fired at the Montage, a building in downtown Reno where SWAT teams and news vans have gathered. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

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Police respond to an active shooter at a high-rise building of luxury condominiums in Reno, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. A suspect is in custody after opening fire for at least 20 minutes Tuesday night, but there are no reports of any injuries, authorities said. The shots were fired at the Montage, a building in downtown Reno where SWAT teams and news vans have gathered. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

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Law enforcement block downtown Reno, Nev., streets during an active shooter response at the Montage apartment building, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. A suspect is in custody after opening fire for at least 20 minutes Tuesday night, but there are no reports of any injuries, authorities said. The shots were fired at the Montage, a building in downtown Reno where SWAT teams and news vans have gathered. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

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Joe Crowley and his wife Joy at the Joe Crowley Student Union dedication ceremony in 2007.

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Dr. John DiMuro, Nevada's former chief state medical officer, poses for a photograph taken in his Reno medical office Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Reno, Nevada. The anesthesiologist who has returned to private practice since he resigned Oct. 30 is defending the protocol he approved for the drugs scheduled to be used in Nevada's first execution in 11 years. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

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Dr. John DiMuro, Nevada's former chief state medical officer, talks to a reporter in his Reno medical office, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Reno, Nevada. The anesthesiologist who has returned to private practice since he resigned Oct. 30 is defending the protocol he approved for the drugs scheduled to be used in Nevada's first execution in 11 years. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

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Owner of Absolute Hair on Stewart St., Angelica Leisle, finishes painting a wreath on her front door Wednesday.

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Absolute Hair owner Angelica Leisle puts the finishing touches on her front door Wednesday in Carson City.

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Justin Disney and Phil Nemanic hang lights on trees in the Capitol grounds Wednesday in anticipation of Friday night's lighting cermony.

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Grounds manintenance workers Justin Disney and Phil Nemanic hang Christmas lights on the Capitol grounds Wednesday in Carson City.

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Gary Duarte, director and founder of the U.S. Nuclear Energy Foundation, said Wednesday at the Churchill County Central Republican Committee monthly meeting a nuclear storage repository should be revitalized at Yucca Mountain.

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One of the business' large, high-tech marketing production machines includes one that can make complicated mailer folding easy, of high quality as well as simple to handle and understand for a client's recipients.

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The roomy production and shipping warehouse on the back of the building includes Lumegent's own trucks and mailing processes that result in Fallon-produced goods being sent all over the country.

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In the new office taking shape on Reno Highway, Lumegent CEO and longtime Fallonite Billy Thompson chats with employees. The business launched nearly a year ago and was operational day one, Thompson told the LVN.

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The local start-up with a spacious warehouse works nationwide with large clients — 200-300 locations usually — but found that Fallon was the place to call home.

Natalie F. Lumpp

Natalie F. Lumpp, 90 of Carson City, passed away on November 28, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Joel Ann (Jo) Cadwallader

Joel Ann (Jo) Cadwallader, 83, of Dayton, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Walton’s Funerals & Cremations, 775-882-4965

Mountain West preview: Colorado State learning to play together

Larry Eustachy, Colorado State men’s basketball coach, knows basketball and he has a pretty good handle on his team. The Rams, who finished second to Nevada in both the regular season and conference tournament last year en route to compiling a 24-12 record, seemed unfazed by the fact that the media picked CSU to finish fifth back in October.

Peggy A. Britton

Peggy A. Britton, 65, died November 25, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Timothy Mitchel Jones

On the morning of November 26, 2017 Timothy Mitchel Jones, also known as Timmy or Tim, passed away with his parents by his side at Renown Regional Medical Center. He succumbed to his injuries from a car accident on November 9, 2017. He was 16 years old.

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UConn senior and ex-Reed star Gabby Williams warms up before the Huskies' game against Nevada on Tuesday.

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UConn senior and ex-Reed star Gabby Williams drives to the basket against Nevada's Teige Zeller.

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UConn senior and ex-Reed High star Gabby Williams shoots over Nevada's Halie Bergman on Tuesday.

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Connecticut senior and ex-Reed High star Gabby Williams dribbles toward the basket against Nevada on Tuesday.

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Elizabeth “Beth” Kitchen, left, and her daughter Rebecca, a reporter and news anchor for KOLO television, accompanied veterans on this month’s Honor Flight Nevada to the nation’s capital.

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Due to record precipitation Washoe Lake is completely full heading into the winter months.

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Due to record precipitation Washoe Lake is still filled to its rim.

Tuesday, November 28

Gabby Williams, UConn down Nevada before record crowd at Lawlor

RENO — Gabby Williams’ homecoming to Northern Nevada was better than she expected.

Douglas High boys win, girls lose against McQueen

MINDEN — Twelve players scored on Tuesday night as the Douglas High boys basketball team cruised to a 70-42 season-opening win against McQueen.

Fernley 1-point better than Carson High in season opener

FERNLEY — Trent Robison did everything he could to get the Jordan Glover era off to a successful start Tuesday night.

MW Notebook: UNLV 7-footer named player of the week

UNLV freshman Brandon McCoy, who averaged 21.3 and nearly 14 rebounds a contest last week in three victories, garnered the Mountain West Player of the Week honor.

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A police officer takes cover behind a police vehicle during a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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The Mammovan will be in Carson City on Friday.

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Mint chocolate green smoothie by Debra Garner

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More than 50 area children will star in a kid-friendly version of ‘The Nutcracker’ on Friday and Saturday at the Carson City Community Center.

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Carson High School Theatre Arts students Trevor Young, Marion Haffey and Trinity Beard rehearse Alex, Through the Looking Glass.

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The Victorian Dancers will perform at the Carson City Symphony’s annual Holiday Treat concert on Dec. 10.

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In September, members of the Nevada Veterans Coalition, Naval Air Station Fallon, the Nevada Army National Guard and several volunteers honored 27 veterans whose remains were interred at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

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Volunteers from both the community and Naval Air Station Fallon prepare holiday meals for Churchill County senior citizens.

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A01 Eduard Viera receives more food for a Thanksgiving dinner, which will be delivered to a senior citizen.

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Lance McNeil, left, the organizer of the annual American Legion Post 16 Meals on Wheels for Thanksgiving and Christmas, packages meals with Velva Ables.

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A02 Crystal Kontny, who grew up in Fallon, looks at her list for the delivery of Thanksgiving meals.

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Buckland Station in Silver Springs will be rife with holiday revelry from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 16.

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The Mammovan will be offering breast cancer screenings from 8 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Friday in Carson City. Make an appointment by calling 1-877-581-6266.

Robert Thomas Barber

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Thomas Barber announces his sudden passing from a stroke at the age of 57.

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Leta Otuafi claims the rebound during a shooting drill.

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Chandler McAlexander goes to pass the ball.

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Hannah Evans blocks assistant coach Keith Lund during one of the Lady Wave's preseason practices.

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Alexis Jarrett catches a rebound shot by Madi Whitaker (right).

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Fallon's Thomas Steele drives to the basket in the Greenwave's win over North Valleys.

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Fallon's Trey Rooks fades back for a jumper against North Valleys.

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Fallon's Hayden Strasdin converts a lay-up against North Valleys on Monday.

Fallon opens season with convincing win

RENO — A fast start backed up by an unstoppable fast break successfully opened the curtain for this year’s Greenwave boys basketball team.

Lady Wave returns for encore performance

Not since the 1920s had there been a state championship girls basketball team.

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Crews from Advance Installations and Las Vegas Demo worked through the Veterans Day holiday gutting the old Kinkead Building in preparation for tearing down the concrete and steel frame.

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Crews from Advance Installations and Las Vegas Demo worked through the Veterans Day holiday gutting the old Kinkead Building in preparation for tearing down the concrete and steel frame.

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Letters spelling out boutique hang above that section in the Classy Seconds store in Carson City.

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An overview of the Classy Seconds thrift store in Carson City.

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Lisa Lee, AEDV executive director, stands in front of the new location of Classy Seconds Friday on Gordon Street off of Highway 50.

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The six-foot, painted nutcrackers that guard either side of the entrance were made from food barrels by Lisa Lee, AEDV executive director.

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Advocates to End Domestic Violence and Carson City Chamber of Commerce members and Carson City officials attend a ribbon cutting Nov. 9 Thursday night for the new location of Classy Seconds.

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Carson City resident Linda Rangel, 94, suffers from arthritis in her hands from her days working as riveter building B-17 bombers during World War II.

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Carson City resident Linda Rangel, 94, shares her story of being a riveter during World War II and building B-17 bombers.

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Carson City resident Linda Rangel, 94, built B-17 bombers in a factory and repaired Navy ships in Southern California during World War II.

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General George Catlett Marshall

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Phyllis Lorraine Anker Bendure enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps in 1943.

Sandy Steward-Farris

Sandy Steward-Farris passed away on October 26, 2017, in Long Beach, California, after a lengthy illness.

Timothy Jones

Timothy Jones, 16, of Carson City, passed away November 26, 2017.

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Clad in pajamas and reindeer antlers, Kenzie Bales sings Christmas carols aboard the Polar Express.

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Santa poses with Polar Express passengers.

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The Polar Express conductor greets passengers at the start of the train ride.

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Julia Nolen, one of the chefs on the Polar Express, sings the opening number "The Polar Express."

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Wyatt Dotson and Hazel Boyer show off their Polar Express tickets while waiting in line to board the train with the family and friends.

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Anita Kelley sings and dances to the "Hot Chocolate" song on the V&T Railroad Polar Express train.

Juanita Virginia Candee

Juanita lost a lengthy battle with dementia, in Fallon on November 26th, 2017.

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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers a small-scale poultry class Dec. 8 to help poultry owners improve their operations and protect their flocks.

Monday, November 27

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This Aug. 2, 2016 photo shows San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy in the dugout prior to a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia. Bochy has been admitted to a Miami hospital after falling ill and will miss the game against the Marlins on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

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Kay Winters, left, and Alida Joanne Nevers at a celebration commemorating Winters’ 97th birthday.

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Kay Winters slices her birthday cake on Nov. 15 at a celebration sponsored by the Historical Society of Dayton Valley.

Joe Santoro: Gentleman Corbett made sure Pack kept cannon

Austin Corbett is simply Nevada Wolf Pack football.

UConn women, Williams visit Nevada

The best team in women’s college basketball, UConn, is in town for a nationally televised nonconference game against Nevada.

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Clad in pajamas and reindeer antlers, Kenzie Bales sings Christmas carols aboard the Polar Express.

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Santa poses with Polar Express passengers.

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The Polar Express conductor greets passengers at the start of the train ride.

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Julia Nolen, one of the chefs on the Polar Express, sings the opening number "The Polar Express."

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Wyatt Dotson and Hazel Boyer show off their Polar Express tickets while waiting in line to board the train with the family and friends.

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Anita Kelley sings and dances to the "Hot Chocolate" song on the V&T Railroad Polar Express train.

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Several veterans were honored for their service at a Carson City Republican Women luncheon on Nov. 21 at the Carson Nugget. The guest speaker was John Yuspa of Honor Flight Nevada, which honors veterans with trips to Washington, D.C. Election of officers for 2018 was voted at the meeting as well. An installation dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Nugget. For information and tickets, contact Sandy Markoe at 775-220-3589 or sandy.markoe@att.net by Dec. 15.

Jack Walter Sutton

Jack Walter Sutton, 75 of Dayton passed away on Nov. 27, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Shane Dee Johnson

Shane Dee Johnson was born October 9th, 1970 in Elko, NV. Growing up, his 6 younger siblings were always following Shane to the next adventure. Riding dirt bikes and motorcycles, playing hide-and-seek, making forts, and swimming in ditches. He would tease relentlessly but he also always made them smile. Not one person he knew would go by their given name, as Shane would undoubtedly assign them a nick-name that he found more suitable.

Juanita Rose Haight

Juanita Rose Haight, 83 of Carson City, passed away on November 26, 2017, Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Joseph B Pacheco

Joseph B Pacheco, 63 of Carson City, passed away on November 22, 2017, Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Barbara Jamie Knapp

Barbara Jamie Knapp, 85 of Carson City passed away on November 21, 2017, Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Ardeth Fern Baldwin

Ardeth Fern Baldwin, 84 of Reno, passed away on November 19, 2017, Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Joanne Marie Kortan

Joanne Marie Kortan of Gardnerville, NV passed away November 22, 2017.

Saturday, November 25

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Trent Robison passes to a teammate before falling out of bounds in a playoff game against Reno last season.

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A donation-funded project recently installed headstones on 14 graves that were previously unmarked at Lone Mountain Cemetery.

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UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers looks to throw against Nevada in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes)

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UNLV quarterback Armani Gogers runs against Nevada in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes)

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UNLV 's Lexington Thomas runs against Nevada in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes)

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Nevada quarterback Ty Gangi is stopped in the red zone against UNLV on Saturday.

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Nevada’s Daiyan Henley tries to break free against UNLV on Saturday.

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Nevada coach Jay Norvell greets senior Austin Corbett during Saturday’s pregame Senior Day introductions.

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Nevada’s Andrew Celis leaps over a UNLV defender in Saturday’s game at Mackay Stadium.

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Nevada’s Patrick Choudja (95) and Malik Reed (90) apply pressure against UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers.

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UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers throws as he is rushed by Nevada's Jordan Silva in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes)

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Nevada's Kelton Moore runs against UNLV in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes)

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The Nevada Wolf Pack stands by the Fremont Cannon before running onto the field for Saturday’s game against UNLV.

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Nevada quarterback Ty Gangi throws against UNLV in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes)

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Nevada wide receiver McLane Mannix runs down the sideline against UNLV in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes)

Wooster outscores Dayton High girls, 11-0, in OT for win

RENO — Wooster outscored Dayton, 11-0, in overtime Saturday on its way to a 45-34 win.

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Santa walks along the capital mall with a good sized group of people on their way to the Carson Mall last year in Carson City. The Carson Mall will again be offering its Chirstmas Fair.

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Holiday Crawlers make their way up Carson St. in front of the Capitol last year. The Holiday Crawl to benefit Holiday With a Hero will be held on Saturday.

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The Grinch tries to annoy Mark Twain 5th grader Zadee Gitthers while she sings on the Capitol stepsduring last year's Silver and Snowflakes Festival and Holiday Tree Lighting in Carson City.

Nevada Wolf Pack follows coach’s order, keeps Fremont Cannon blue

RENO — Jay Norvell had some very specific plans for the Fremont Cannon on Saturday.

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Pioneer High School students participate in a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit Carson City families in need.

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CHS Student of the Week Chloe Walt

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A Mark Twain Elementary School family opens a Thanksgiving food box provided by National Honor Society.

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CHS Cross Country runner Zach Sever with his coach Pete Sinnott at the Governor’s Mansion Banquet.

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CHS Junior and NHS member Ivie Tims delivering a Thanksgiving Food Drive box to Mark Twain Elementary School.

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CHS Senior in the Spotlight Mason Marlin

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CHS Compliment Canister for slipping in a positive note to someone.

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CHS Cross Country Banquet at the Nevada Governor’s Mansion.

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CHS American Citizen Essay Contest First Place Winner Marissa Messmann.

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Joseph Yearn and Quentin Knowles work in a nursing class at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

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Friends to All, Inc. volunteers pose before delivering gifts to seniors.

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Glover new fit for Carson High boys basketball

A new era in Carson High basketball begins Tuesday.

Martin twins power Nevada past Hawaii 67-54

HONOLULU — Caleb Martin tossed in 22 points and snared six rebounds and twin brother Cody added 16 points, seven boards and three steals to power Nevada to a 67-54 victory over Hawaii on Friday night.

Friday, November 24

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Jay Norvell will get his first taste of the Nevada-UNLV rivalry.

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Nevada's Dameon Baber returns an interception as Hausia Sekona (96), Malik Reed (90) and Patrick Choudja lead the way Saturday.

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Boise State forward Chris Sengfelder fights for a loose ball with Southern Utah's Jamil Jackson in a game on Nov. 12 at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won, 90-69.

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Nevada Wolf Pack ‘Ault’ in on rivalry against UNLV

The Nevada Wolf Pack football team welcomed a special visitor this week. Chris Ault, who won 233 games as Wolf Pack head coach during 28 seasons, talked to the Nevada players and coaches about the history of the Wolf Pack-UNLV Rebels annual Battle for the Fremont Cannon.

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A volunteer stands in front wreaths placed at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery’s columbarium during the 2016 Wreaths Across America ceremony.

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 photo, lost and found items are seen at Burning Man festival's headquarters in San Francisco. Unclaimed items are listed on Burning Man's official website with photos and lot numbers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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In this Aug. 31, 2017, photo provided by Lauren Carly, items are stored in the lost and found operations of the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, Nev. The usual suspects top this year's list of the most frequently lost items in the Nevada desert at the annual festival: 582 cellphones, 570 backpacks and 529 IDs. Still missing are a marching band hat with gold mirror tiles, a furry cheetah vest with orange lining, a headdress with horns and a chainmail loincloth skirt. (Lauren Carly via AP)

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 photo, Terry Schoop, community services department manager for Burning Man festival, looks through some lost and found items at the organization's headquarters in San Francisco. Unclaimed items are listed on Burning Man's official website with photos and lot numbers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 photo, lost and found items are displayed at Burning Man festival's headquarters in San Francisco. Unclaimed items are listed on Burning Man's official website with photos and lot numbers (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 photo, lost and found items, including cell phones, are seen at Burning Man festival headquarters in San Francisco. The usual suspects top this year's list of the most frequently lost items in the Nevada desert at the annual Burning Man festival: 582 cellphones, 570 backpacks and 529 IDs. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global fundraising campaign on Tuesday.

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Carson City Parkinson’s Advocacy & Awareness logo.

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Brian Reedy shares Alex Camp’s winning logo with the Carson City Parkinson’s Advocacy & Awareness support group and presents her with $100 prize.

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The Love Love Kids, left to right, Amanda, Sofia, Brittany and Paris take a break during a music video film shoot at the Dayton Community Center.

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

Roger Diez: It’s ‘Truex,’ he’s a popular winner

The first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champion was crowned last Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida, and Martin Truex Jr. is in the history books as that champion. It was a popular and emotional win for a driver who has gone through adversity and a team owner who went against the grain.

Mountain West Preview: Boise State lifted by Chandler Hutchison’s return

The best news Boise State got in the off-season is 6-foot-7 swingman Chandler Hutchison decided to remain in school after testing the NBA waters.

Sheila Gay Sease

Sheila Gay Sease was called by Our Lord Jesus Christ on October 30, 2017 to come to the Fathers House where He had prepared a place for her.

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A volunteer stands in front wreaths placed at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery’s columbarium during the 2016 Wreaths Across America ceremony.

Richard Clay Wainscott

Richard Clay Wainscott, a resident of Dayton, Nevada, died Monday, November 13, 2017.

Anthony “Tony” J. Muscarella

Heaven gained one feisty Italian! You can finally ride and talk all you want! We’re all going to miss you!

A weekend of basketball kicks off Friday

The Thanksgiving Holiday Classic youth basketball tournament kicks off this weekend at Venturacci Gym.

Thursday, November 23

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A snowshoe hare has adapted to winter in the Sierra. It’s coat turns from brown to white during winter, which helps it stay hidden from predators.

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Deer are often the first to migrate out of the high country in search of a more hospitable environment. They feed on greenery like sagebrush and bitterbrush.

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Gardnerville resident Rebekah Swearingen rehearses her part in The Nutcracker in 2014.

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Rebekah Swearingen (Clara) and Kooper Van Worth (The Nutcracker) rehearse with their castmates during last year's Nutcracker performances.

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Cast members of Pinkerton Ballet's The Nutcracker rehearse for last year's production.

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Slices of pumpkin pie waiting to be consumed at the Carson Nugget Thursday.

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Mayor Bob Crowell greets guests at the door Thursday at the Carson Nugget.

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Volunteer Makayla Taylor, 11, hands out water at the Carson Nugget on Thanksgiving Day.

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Norma Torres-Nims and her husband Terry Nims came all the way from Phoenix to help out at the annual Carson Nugget turkey feed Thursday.

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Sheriff Ken Furlong and Kare Bear serve Dave Fiorella of Carson City a slice of pumpkin pie Thursday.

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Food line volunteers await the first Thanksgiving dinner guests at the annual Carson Nugget tukey feed.

Work on outside game is paying off for Nevada Wolf Pack basketball’s Josh Hall

When Josh Hall came to Nevada last year, coach Eric Musselman admitted he wasn’t quite sure what to do with the lanky freshman.

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The lakefront cabin was designed by famed San Francisco architect Julia Morgan.

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Clear Creek Tahoe features an 18-hole golf course constructed by acclaimed designers Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

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Clear Creek Tahoe has a lakefront cabin next to Edgewood Tahoe where residents and members can spent time swimming or resting after a day on the slopes.

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Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack football can spoil UNLV’s season

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Beating UNLV is always special for the Nevada Wolf Pack football team. It’s not often you get to wheel a 500-pound trophy off the field for winning a football game. But Saturday’s game at Mackay Stadium has an extra special incentive for the Pack. UNLV needs a victory to get to six wins and a bowl invitation this year.

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Free holiday and patriotic music can be heard inside the Carson City Community Center on Dec. 3 thanks to the Capital City Community Band.

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Cherie and John Shipley are preparing for the annual Joyful Noise holiday show on Dec. 14 at the Brewery Arts Center.

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Terry Hogan, 79, is the oldest finisher Thursday at the Turkey Trot finishing tenth in the 60-69 age category.

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Blanca Iris Lanzas and Sofia Valenzuela pose for a photo at the finish line of the Turkey Trot Thursday.

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Festively dressed Barbara Stearns of Minden, 8-year-old Aubree Wright of Reno and Stacie Stigar of Alaska near the finish line of the Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day.

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St. Theresa students Ava Lawson, 9, Mary Downar-Patterson, 9, Soraiya Jones, 8, Nastasia Sulprizo, 9, and Savanna Jones, 5, cool down in front of the Governor's Mansion after the Turkey Trot Thursday.

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Don Bland was honored with the Innovative Educator of the Year Award.

Hot spot for a cold surf

Wind gusts in excess of 40 mph and bone-chilling water don’t seem like a recipe for a good day at Lake Tahoe.

FIRST MIRACLE ON ICE

In the early 1950s, the Squaw Valley Development Company was in serious trouble.

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Single senior man cooking turkey

Wednesday, November 22

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This, That, and the Other Thing comes from Karl Schwiesow’s “pressplay: Recent works” that opens on Dec. 1 in the Oats Park Art Center’s Classroom Gallery.

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The Oats Park Arts Center debuts the work of Kevin Bell on Dec. 1. This is his painting of Rest Area Fountain.

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Fallon placed five players on the Northern 3A all-league team, honorable mention. From left are Macie Anderson, Shelbie Schultz, Journey Martin and Lorynn Fagg. Not pictured is Karlee Hitchcock.

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Thomas Steele and Brenden Larsen go for the ball after a pass by John Cooley.

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Christian Nemeth takes a running jump to shoot a basket during a preseason practice.

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Trey Rooks dodges around Christian Nemeth to shoot a basket.

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Tonka, a handsome border collie/Akita mix, is six years old. He is a gentleman who is smart and eager to learn. Tonka needs a six-foot fence because he loves to travel; however, now that he is neutered, he’s settling down. Come out and go for a walk with him; you’ll be delighted.

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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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Fallon quarterback Sean McCormick (4) breaks loose for a big play against Elko with Lorenzo Coria in pursuit. McCormick was named Player of the Year in the football all-league selections.

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Fallon receiver Brock Richardson tries to avoid South Tahoe's defense.

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Fallon senior Christian Nemeth hauls in a pass against Sparks.

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Carson City’s First United Methodist Church, the oldest organized religious congregation in Nevada.

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Jordan Caroline fights to get to the basket in a recent game against Idaho.

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Haley Garver takes the ball to the basket for Carson.

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Djarrah Navarro runs the floor for Carson in a playoff game last season against Reed.

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New-look Wave ready to make a splash

During her visit to Las Vegas last February during the state tournament, Chelle Dalager rooted for the Lady Wave during its championship run.

Lady Wave place 5 on honorable mention

Three teams dominated most of the first and second teams of the Northern 3A volleyball awards this season with Lowry High School earning recognition for Brandon Eastman as Coach of the Year and Jayden Eastman as Most Valuable Player.

GREENWAVE GOES ALL-LEAGUE

He rarely took a snap behind center during his youth football days.

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Virginia City's C Street is featured in the annual list of Main Streets Across America.

Franklin D. Rich

Frank passed away at Carson Tahoe Health Center due to heart failure and pneumonia at the age of 91.

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illustration of Nevada state map with road map for your design and products.

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A leather Cheshire cat mask hangs on the wall inside Deja Vu Again.

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A hand-blown glass water pipe made by American Made Glass is avaliable at Distracted.

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Greg and Simone Bartell are the owners of Touched by Angels located on East John Street.

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A wide variety of yard art is available at Touched by Angels.

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Sofia and Richard Pacheco are the owners of Deja Vu Again / Distracted located at 108 E. John Street.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval posed with the Scottish American Military Society Honor Guard post 1864 after they were recognized as Veteran Supporter of the Month.

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Carson City Fire Captain Michah Horton makes and announcement at halftime that the firefighter's union will donate $100 per family for each of the CHS students injured in the crash last week.

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Carson and Douglas High faculty members pose for a photo prior to the start of the annual basketball game Wednesday night.

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Carson High School Turkey Shoot winners from left, Patty Bean closest to the mark, Cort Roseleip first place male, and MaryAnne Weaver first place female.

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CHS' National Honor Society presents Mark Twain Elementary student Angel with a card to purchase a turkey for Thanksgiving last year

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Douglas High Vice Principal Mike Rechs drives in for a layup Wednesday at CHS.

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DHS faculty member Nick Lonnegren flies towards the hoop for a dunk Wednesday night at CHS.

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Wednesday night during halftime at the annual CHS/DHS Faculty Basketball game Carson High cheerleaders hold up pictures of the 7 students injured in last Thursday's rollover accident on Kings Canyon Rd.

Mountain West Notebook: He’s the real McCoy for UNLV

Brandon McCoy, who was named the Preseason Freshman of the Year, has enjoyed tremendous success in leading UNLV to a 4-0 start.

Mountain West preview: Dutcher takes the helm at San Diego State

A funny thing happened on the way to the San Diego State men’s basketball team’s defense of its Mountain West Conference title last year.

Carson High girls basketball looks to be more up tempo

The Carson High girls basketball team is a week away from opening its season, and coach Melissa Larsen is looking to improve on last season’s 12-14 record.

Dan Henry Allen

Dan Henry Allen was born April 24, 1947 and passed away on November 20, 2017.

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Army Guard Sgt. Robert Diaz helps 6-year-old Luis pick out a toy at the annual Holiday with a Hero program last year at Walmart.

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Tim Milligan, left, general manager of Capital Ford presents a $3,500 check to the representatives of the Holiday with a Hero program Sgt. Daniel Gonzales, Peggy Sweetland, Capt. Dan Albee and firefighters Travis Boggs, Travis Howe and Jim White.

Thomas R. Birdwell

Thomas R. Birdwell, age 83, of Carson City, NV, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017.

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Nevada's Hallice Cooke passes against Davidson during Tuesday's victory in Reno.

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Lindsey Drew scores scores for the Wolf Pack on Tuesday at Lawlor Events Center.

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Nevada's Caleb Martin tries to drive around a Davidson defender in Tuesday night's win at Lawlor Events Center.

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Rachel Leach, back row, poses with her sixth-grade students at Silver Springs Middle school.

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Pilar Biller, second from right, holds her plaque for Nevada Teacher of the Year. With her are, from left, Darvel Bell, Damonte Ranch principal; Traci Davis, superintendent of the Washoe County School District; Biller; and Dr. Steve Canavero, superintendent of Public Instruction.

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Silver Springs Middle School teacher Rachel Leach was a finalist for this year’s Nevada Teacher of the Year.

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Pilar Biller talks to her fellow teachers after being recognized as Nevada Teacher of the Year.

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Nevada's Hallice Cooke passes against Davidson during Tuesday's victory in Reno.

Tuesday, November 21

Nevada Wolf Pack Notebook: ESPN’s Bilas provides motivation

RENO – Eric Musselman certainly knows how to motivate basketball teams, and he does it in different ways. According to Musselman, ESPN analyst Jay Bilas was pumping up Davidson and Rhode Island as being two of the best mid-majors. That may be true, but the Pack wasn’t mentioned.

Nevada Wolf Pack 5-0 after beating Davidson, 81-68

RENO – When you are shooting 3s with great success, the first inclination is to settle for the long ball. Nevada did that, and found itself with a threadbare 31-29 lead after the first 20 minutes Tuesday night against undefeated Davidson.

Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack puts the ‘D' in defense against Davidson

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack knew all about the Davidson Wildcats’ offense going into Tuesday night’s meeting at Lawlor Events Center. The Wildcats now know about the Wolf Pack’s defense.

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The Carson City Sheriff's Office is looking for a stolen vending machine

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Stuffed acorn squash by Tina Galhaut.

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Stuffed acorn squash by Tina Galhaut.

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Each component of this baked acorn squash can be prepared in advance.

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Mixtures of rice, cranberries, spinach and mushrooms fill the acorn squash.

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Ron Evans of Fallon Daily Bread reads names of individuals who were friends of Fallon Daily Bread who died this year while Junior ROTC cadet Hannah Rochna rings a bell.

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Kylee Smith, a student in the CCHS Junior ROTC program, serves dinner on Monday at the Fallon Daily Bread.

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Two members of the Nevada Veterans Coalition salute as the Patriot Guard marches to the pavilion with U.S. flags.

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Pfc. Noah Jennings, right, and Sgt. First Class Mayra Haaglund of the Nevada Army National Guard in Reno fold the flag.

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First Class Mayra Haaglund of the Nevada Army National Guard hands the flag to Curt Englehart, regional rural representative for U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto.

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A wreath and U.S. Flag guard two urns of recently identified servicemen.

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Sharon Serenko of the Nevada Veterans Coalition narration honors two servicemen.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval posed with the Scottish American Military Society Honor Guard post 1864 after they were recognized as Veteran Supporter of the Month.

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Emma Robinson goes in to shoot a basket during an Oasis Lady Bighorns basketball practice.

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Taryn Barrenchea shoots a layup during an Oasis basketball practice.

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Coach Dusty Casey guards Sadie O'Flaherty on the Venturacci Gym basketball court.

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Marcus Dahl (in white) passes the ball to Joshua Mikulak over Ryan Jones' head.

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Coach Donald Schank defends against Caden Johnson during Oasis Academy's pre-season practice in Venturacci Gym.

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David Springfield jumps to dunk the ball during a Bighorns pre-season practice.

Let the season begin

It’s a big year for the Oasis Academy girls basketball team.

New kids in the NIAA

It’s a new era for Oasis Academy basketball.

Ruth Ann Keller

Ruth Ann Keller, 52 of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on November 19, 2017. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800.

Monday, November 20

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Nevada Wolf Pack faces similar foe in Davidson

RENO — Undefeated Nevada takes on its second Atlantic-10 team in eight days when the Davidson Wildcats visit Lawlor Events Center on Tuesday.

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Ken Sandage and 6-year-old Zakiah are all smiles at the annual Holiday with a Hero event last year at Walmart. Sandage is taking over as Carson City's Undersheriff.

Ronald Keith Liddell

Born May 5, 1960 in Sacramento, CA, passed away on November 10, 2017, in Carson City, Nevada.

Joe Santoro: Pack can’t be cannon fodder for UNLV

Jay Norvell is now facing the single most important football game of his debut season as the Nevada Wolf Pack’s head coach.

Anecito Revilla Jr.

Anecito Revilla Jr., 74 of South Lake Tahoe, passed away on November 15, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Mary A. Church-Hatfield

Mary A. Church-Hatfield, 69, died November 16, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766

Dina Antonucci

Dina Antonucci, 92, of Carson City, passed away November 15, 2017. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements, 775-882-4965

Rose McIntosh

Rose McIntosh, 92, of Carson City, passed away November 19, 2017. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangement, 775-882-4965

Jack Sears, Sr.

Jack Sears, Sr. passed away at his home in Yuma, Arizona, on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the age of 82.

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Erica Ayala, left, and Jenny Penny shop in Kaleidoscope in Carson City, Nev., on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The travel website, Expedia, named Carson City one of its Top 25 Best American Towns for Holiday Shopping. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum

Barry Goe

Barry Goe, 57 of Carson City, passed away on November 18, 2017. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Dorthie Ward

Dorthie Ward, 94, of Carson City, passed away on November 18, 2017. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

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Healthy Communities hosts free cooking classes in Dayton every month. Pictured here, Rebekah Stetson, Mylo McCormick and dietitian Kim Mason demonstrate how to cook a nutritious dish.

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Pioneer High School JAG student Garrett W. withJAG teacher Ms. Corley.

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Betsy's Cafe at Slotworld has been completely remodeled with the rest of the casino.

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The main casino floor near the new bar is abuzz with work activity Friday at Slotworld.

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Advanced Media Group's Boris Tavcar works on video diplays and monitors at Slotworld Friday.

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Nevada-themed murals adorn the interior and exterior at the newly remodeled Slotworld as seen here Friday.

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Workers put the finishing touches on a few of the 320 slot machines at Slotworld Friday.

Sunday, November 19

Penny shines for SDSU in win over Nevada Wolf Pack

SAN DIEGO — Rashaad Penny had a San Diego State-record 429 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns to help San Diego State beat Nevada 42-23 on Saturday night.

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UCLA basketball players Cody Riley, left, LiAngelo Ball, right, and Jalen Hill, background center, are surrounded by the media as they leave the Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, in Los Angeles.

Saturday, November 18

Nevada Wolf Pack Notebook: Stay in the Bay pays off

STOCKTON, Calif. — Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman kept his team in the Bay Area after Wednesday’s romp over Santa Clara, and it paid dividends in performance and rest.

Nevada Wolf Pack sets 3-point record in win at Pacific

STOCKTON, Calif. — It was raining 3s at the Spanos Center on Saturday night. Nevada knocked down a school-record 17 3-pointers, and Josh Hall scored a career-high 25 points as the Pack improved to 4-0 with a 89-74 win over Pacific before a crowd of 2,123.

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In this February 2016 file photo, Terrie and Ron McNutt talk to Matt Williams at a Reno Rotary meeting at Harrah’s Casino. Ron McNutt coached Williams when he played at Carson High School in the 1980s.

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Then-Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams walks in the dugout during a game against the Miami Marlinson Sept. 13, 2015.

Darrell Moody: Bruins are doing the right thing

I tip my hat to UCLA for its handling, so far, of the shoplifting incident in China. When the school decided to suspend indefinitely LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, I clapped for several minutes. Right now, the players aren’t allowed to join team practices or attend team meetings. Bravo coach Steve Alford and AD Dan Guerrero.

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Bob Martin receives a hug after receiving a quilt made especially for Honor Nevada Flight veterans.

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KRNV reporter/anchor Ryan Kern shows Lou Solsbury a photograph on his phone.

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After a short layover in Las Vegas, Jim Saad waits for veterans to board a nonstop flight to Baltimore.

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Larry Dunn, right, talks to a sailor outside the terminal at Baltimore Washington International Airport.

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Four Vietnam War veterans, who have been friends for almost 50 years, visited Washington, D.C. as part of Honor Flight Nevada. Back from left are Larry Dunn, Lou Solsbury and Jim Saad and in front is Bob Martin.

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Linda and William Guthrie of Gardnerville are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 22.

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Carson Flag Store co-owner David Smith poses with two #CarsonStrong bows now displayed on the Nevada Appeal sign. Carson Flag Store is now offering the bows for $10 each with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the seven local high schools students injured in a recent crash. The bows are available at the store from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 3688 Reseach Way. Those who purchase the bows are encouraged to hang them at their businesses and homes. The store is also looking for volunteers to help make the bows. Those willing to help should call the store, 841-6227.

Former Dayton High star Madison Foley’s college career ends as Boise State drops Nevada Wolf Pack in volleyball

RENO — The Nevada volleyball team (10-20, 8-10 MW) fell in straight sets Saturday to Boise State (17-13, 10-8 MW), 25-22, 25-23 and 25-17.

A’s hire Carson City Matt Williams as 3rd base coach

The Oakland Athletics have hired former San Francisco Giants star Matt Williams as their new third base coach. The A’s announced Friday that Williams will join manager Bob Melvin’s staff. Melvin was a coach in Arizona for two seasons late in Williams’ career with the Diamondbacks.

Friday, November 17

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New Mexico's Troy Simons reacts after a dunk against Omaha during a game Tuesday in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Nevada's Kelton Moore (23) runs against Air Force in the first half in Reno, Friday, Oct. 20.

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Hausia Sekona, Patrick Choudja and Malik Reed defend Dameon Baber, 5, as he charges the ball down the field during the Wolf Pack's game against San Jose.

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Karen Allen of Carson City bids on a silent auction item at the Salvation Army Red Kettle Kickoff at the Max Casino Friday.

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Kinberly Stone of Washoe Valley places money in a collection kettle at the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Kickoff at the Max Casino Friday.

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Kinberly Stone of Washoe Valley places money in a collection kettle at the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Kickoff at the Max Casino Friday.

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Over 800 people will be served a free meal at the Carson Nugget on Thanksgiving Day.

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Karen Allen of Carson City bids on a silent auction item at the Salvation Army Red Kettle Kickoff at the Max Casino Friday.

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Carson Nugget Executive Chef David Sellars de-bones an entire 16 lb. turkey in 1 minute, 30 seconds Thursday.

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Carson Nugget Executive Chef David Sellars de-bones an entire 16 lb. turkey in 1 minute, 30 seconds Thursday.

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Carson Nugget Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director David Sellars shows a few of the many 16 lb. turkeys being prepared Thursday for Thanksgiving Day.

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Carson Nugget Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director David Sellars shows a few of the many 16 lb. turkeys being prepared Thursday for Thanksgiving Day.

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Over 800 people will be served a free meal at the Carson Nugget on Thanksgiving Day.

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

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From left: Becky Crowe, Liana Campbell, Debora Champlain, Annie Tewalt, principle cello

Roger Diez: It’s championship weekend in NASCAR racing

And then there were four. The field for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Series championship finale was set at Phoenix last Sunday. With three drivers already locked in, five contenders vied for the final berth.

Mountain West preview: New-look New Mexico can score the ball

A new coach and a lot of new faces. Welcome to the 2017-18 version of the New Mexico Lobos. Craig Neal was jettisoned after last season’s fifth-place finish in the conference and a one and done effort in the conference tournament. Neal was 76-52 in four seasons.

Nevada Wolf Pack hopes to be tough enough against San Diego State

Jay Norvell is going to find out just how tough his Nevada Wolf Pack football team truly is Saturday in San Diego. “It’s going to be a physical game,” said Norvell of the Wolf Pack’s Mountain West contest against the San Diego State Aztecs. “This will be a good measuring stick for our physicality.”

Gracia M. Herman

Gracia M. Herman (A.K.A. GG) of Minden, NV was born in 1945 in Hutchinson Kansas and died on November 14, 2017. She was raised in Denver, CO, but lived 45 years in Newark, DE before moving to NV after retirement.

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Carson City is among Expedia's top holiday shopping destinations.

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Carson City’s Charles Montanaro, left, and Ralph Mullen of Garnerville arrive at the Reno Tahoe International Airport.

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Gerry Townsend of Dayton served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam.

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Si Savoy of Gardnerville, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, stands at the headstone of World War II hero Audie Murphy at Arlington National Cemetery.

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World Ear II veteran Robert "Bob" Whalen of Gardnerville, left, participates in Saturday's wreath ceremony at the World War II memorial.

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Mike Vonada of Reno, left, places a rose at the Vietnam Wall as Nicholas Condos of Yerington watches.

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More than 600 people jammed the Reno Tahoe International Airport Sunday to welcome home veterans from an Honor Flight Nevada trip to the nation’s capital.

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A subject is wanted in a credit card fraud case.

Thursday, November 16

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Oregon State's Drew Eubanks looks for an open teammate as Wyoming's Justin James (1) and a teammate defend during Monday's game in Corvallis, Ore. Wyoming won, 75-66.

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Boys and Girls Club board member and representatives from Lowes and Miles Contruction ready for the construction of the club's new front desk area.

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Boys and Girls Club board member and representatives from Lowes and Miles Contruction ready for the construction of the club's new front desk area.

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Sheriff Benjamin Trotter presents new Churchill County Deputy Brian J. Miller with his POST graduation certificate Thursday in Carson City.

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Sheriff Benjamin Trotter presents new Churchill County Deputy Brian J. Miller with his POST graduation certificate Thursday in Carson City.

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Scott Wharton and Mariah West graduate from POST Academy Class 2017-02 Thursday morning in Carson City.

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Scott Wharton and Mariah West graduate from POST Academy Class 2017-02 Thursday morning in Carson City.

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Douglas County POST graduates Scott Wharton and Mariah West take the peace officer's oath Thursday in Carson City.

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Douglas County POST graduates Scott Wharton and Mariah West take the peace officer's oath Thursday in Carson City.

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Carson City Juvenile Probation Services Edgar Macias poses for a photo with fellow POST graduates Jordan Hadlock and Ryan Greb of the CCSO Thursday at the Stewart Gym.

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Carson City Juvenile Probation Services Edgar Macias poses for a photo with fellow POST graduates Jordan Hadlock and Ryan Greb of the CCSO Thursday at the Stewart Gym.

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Jordan Hadlock, Ryan Greb and Edgar Macias take the peace officers oath Thursday at POST graduation cermonies at the Stewart Gym.

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Jordan Hadlock, Ryan Greb and Edgar Macias take the peace officers oath Thursday at POST graduation cermonies at the Stewart Gym.

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President Donald Trump arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Trump arrived at the Capitol for a pep rally with House Republicans, shortly before the chamber was expected to approve the tax bill over solid Democratic opposition. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., arrives for a meeting with House Republicans and President Donald Trump, Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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President Donald Trump arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Trump arrived at the Capitol for a pep rally with House Republicans, shortly before the chamber was expected to approve the tax bill over solid Democratic opposition. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, center, is welcomed by House Republicans including from left, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., as they arrive to speak to the media following a vote on the GOP tax bill, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Joe Santoro: Crazy talk already OK with this Nevada Wolf Pack team

The men’s basketball season couldn’t have started any better for the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Wolf Pack, which finished 28-7 a year ago with a Mountain West championship and a NCAA tournament appearance, has already answered all of our questions this season after just three games.

Mountain West notebook: Nevada, Wyoming post big early wins

The non-conference basketball season started a little less than two weeks ago, and the Mountain West has done very well.

Mountain West preview: Fresno State always tough, physical

Play Fresno State, and you better bring your A game. Anything less and you will leave the arena with a loss. The Bulldogs have turned into one of the toughest, most physical squads under the tutelage of coach Rodney Terry, who has been at the helm since the 2012 season.

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The Christian Life Center is offering its annual Thanksgiving meal on Sunday. At last year’s meal, the church served more than 900 people.

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Jonny Gurr and Ben Karnofsky show off the front of their new tattoo shop, Loser in Love Tattoo.

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Jonny Gurr and Ben Karnofsky designed their shop to be a welcoming place anyone of any background could go for a tattoo.

Diane McCall

Diane was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She attended Brooklyn College, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. This led to her first job in the new field of computer programming.

Fallon track and field team selling Christmas trees

The Fallon track and field team is having its 16th annual Christmas tree fundraiser, beginning on Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. in front of Louie’s Home Center. The popular fundraiser usually sells out of trees during the first weekend. Trees are freshly cut and farm grown from Oregon. All Douglas firs up to 8 feet tall are $40. Noble firs up to 8 feet tall are $60. Larger trees are available for an extra charge. Local delivery is available, but supplies are limited.

Helen Jean Baker

Helen Jean Baker passed away peacefully in her home in Carson City, Nevada on November 9, 2017.

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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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Fallon’s Braxton Richardson runs toward the sideline against Lassen.

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Fallon won the SYFL championship in the Maverick division on Saturday in Reno.

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Jarrett Peek participates in the breakaway during a rodeo in Spanish Springs.

Greenwave wins Maverick SYFL championship

Finishing the season undefeated is one thing. Not allowing a single point is another.

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Local artist and member of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe Joe Allen showcases his handmade decoy duck to children Wednesday at the Churchill County Library for National Native American Heritage Month.

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Churchill County High School student Jayden Wassmuth reads a Native American picture book to kids Wednesday at the Churchill County Library.

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Carson Middle School student Chris Downs performs on his deer hide drum for children Wednesday at the Churchill County Library in honor of National Native American Heritage Month.

Wednesday, November 15

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Current outage on Carson City's east side

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Firefighters from surrounding areas train during a live fire exercise on Tuesday.

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Firefighters make entry into a live fire exercise on Tuesday.

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Carson City firefighter Matt Cooper emerges from a live fire exercise on Tuesday,

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A firefighter removes a hose after completing a live fire exercise on Tuesday.

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Calvin Dutton runs down the dirt hill adjacent to Highway 50 just west of Mound House Wednesday.

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Calvin Dutton runs alongsided Highway 50 at mile 44 of 60 to celebrate his 60th birthday Wednesday.

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60-year-old Calvin Dutton runs past the Carson City sign alongside Highway 50 Wednesday on his way to 60 miles for his birthday.

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Sierra Lutheran students fill out Christmas cards as part of Operation Christmas Wednesday at the school.

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SLHS students grab toothbrushes to put in gifts for Operation Christmas Wednesday.

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Sierra Lutheran sophomores Tyler James and Kirsi Whear gather up pencils, erasers and sharpeners as part of gifts for Operation Christmas Wednesday at the high school.

Nevada Wolf Pack moves to 3-0 with win at Santa Clara

Nevada used a 20-2 first-half run en route to a 93-63 win over Santa Clara on Wednesday night at Leavey Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

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The Yupik Dancers will perform at the American Indian Achievement Awards.

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Carson Tahoe Health’s manager of therapy services, Steve Yasmer, presented fall prevention tips at the Carson City Senior Center in October. Yasmer will provide individual fall risk assessments at the Center, 911 Beverly Drive, on Friday, Nov. 17, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Mountain West preview: Wyoming coming off CBI title

Mountain West Conference basketball teams have won the last two College Basketball Invitational tournaments. For Nevada, the 2015-16 winner, winning the CBI brought renewed interest to the program and that resulted in more season tickets the following year.

Mountain West preview: Falcons hope versatility paves way for success

Air Force has never gotten a ton of respect when it comes to the Mountain West media poll, and this year was no exception.

Carson High football coach looks ahead to 2018

After suffering through a second non-winning season, Carson High football coach Blair Roman is already looking ahead to next season.

Carson High to hold alumni basketball game Nov. 21

The Carson Senators boys basketball team will play an alumni game on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.

Gracia M. Herman

Gracia M. Herman, 72, died November 14, 2017 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Wayne Harmon

Alton Wayne Harmon, age 71, of Minden, Nevada, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017, following a brief illness.

Grant G. Smith

Grant G. Smith, age 70, passed away October, 26th of natural causes, while in a rehab facility.

Tuesday, November 14

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Cody Martin floats up a shot last week against Idaho.

Nevada Wolf Pack basketball team hits the road

Nevada didn’t have much time to savor its big win Monday night against Rhode Island. The Wolf Pack, 2-0, headed over the hill Tuesday for its first road game of the season as it faces Santa Clara, 1-0, today at 7 p.m.

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The AYSO Region 140 All-Star Team, back from left coaches Jerry, Kelley and Devon. Middle from left: David Del Fiorentino, Adam Doan, Liam Kenison, Andre Scanlon, Rowan Muoz and Kaiden Cook. Front from the left: Jaden Allec, Joel Delgado-Garcia, William Humphrey and Logan Riipi.

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Alex Bridges a cannabis consultant at Sierra Wellness Connection displays a strain of cannabis for medicinal use.

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An Army National Guard helicopter lands in front of Eagle Valley Middle School on Tuesday afternoon.

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Eagle Valley Middle School students check out an Army National Guard helicopter that landed at the school on Tuesday afternoon.

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Numa's 5th-grade choir sings "This Land is Your Land" for their classmates and guests during the Veterans' Day assembly.

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Alibi Davis reads a poem about Veteran's Day during Numa Elementary School's assembly to honor veterans.

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Fallon Elks Lodge 2239 held its annual Veterans Day Dinner on Nov. 11 at the Elks Lodge. There were about 40 veterans and guests present.

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Fallon Elks Lodge 2239 held its annual Veterans Day Dinner on Nov. 11 at the Elks Lodge. There were about 40 veterans and guests present.

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Numa's 5th-grade choir sings "This Land is Your Land" for their classmates and guests during the Veterans' Day assembly.

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Teacher Kieran Kalt presents a certificate to speaker Pvt. Brittany Sears of the Nevada army National Guard.

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AOAN Karina Scigliano reads a letter from the student and also holds a student-made flag.

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Volunteer Kayla Muller, right, serves breakfast to Navy sailor LS2 Lauren West and to Lashaun and Lakaii.

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Teacher Kieran Kat talks to military volunteers for the Veterans Day program..

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The school organized a Veterans Hall to display students' photos of their parents who are saving in the miltiary and of staff members and their families.

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From left: Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, Deputy Secretary of State for Elections Wayne Thorley and Nevada Army National Guard Capt. Mark Goulart are seen Tuesday during a flag presentation.

Community sports: U-10 team competes in Kit Carson event

The U-10 all-star team from AYSO Region 140 went 0-2-1 at the recently concluded Kit Carson All-Star Tournament.

Mountain West preview: UNLV hopes to put last year behind it

It was a train wreck in Sin City from start to finish. The Runnin’ Rebels got a late start when it took way too long to hire Marvin Menzies last year, and that put the veteran coach behind the 8-ball when it came to recruiting.

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Churchill County Middle School's 7th-grade girls' basketball team rides through town after dying the Maine Street fountain green in celebration of their championship win in the Sagebrush League. Pictured in no order are Darci Owens, Liliona Bettencourt, Baley Skeen, Kambrie Thorn, Ramona Norris, Payton Smith, Lexi Freeman, Kaiserita Otuafi, Mattea Cortez, Kaitlynn Hoffman, Skai Shults and coach Keith Lund.

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The CCMS 7th grade basketball team dye the waters green in celebration of their undefeated Sagebrush League championship.

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Fallon senior Trent Thorn recovers a fumble on the Spring Creek 5-yard line, setting up a touchdown rush by junior quarterback Sean McCormick on the next play for the first score of the game.

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Junior Brenden Larsen tackles Spring Creek receiver Dakota Larson in the second quarter.

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Sophomore running back Brock Richardson runs for a 29-yard rushing touchdown for a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

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Junior quarterback Sean McCormick cuts back for a 32-yard run in the second quarter.

Going green for CCMS basketball

Churchill County Middle School’s 7th-grade girls’ basketball team dyed the Maine Street fountain green after winning the championship in the Sagebrush League Thursday. The team celebrated an undefeated league season, going 10-0 with an overall record of 16-1.

Spartans come back, beat Fallon 35-21

To start Friday’s game, Spring Creek did everything it could to lose to Fallon.

Gary W. Carvin

Gary W. Carvin, 59 of Carson City, passed away on November 13, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Caroline, Pack outlast Rhode Island

RENO – Rhode Island was every bit as good as advertised. Nevada was just a little bit better. Despite being outshot by seven field goals, Nevada used a 36-10 advantage at the foul line to carve out an 88-81 win over the Atlantic 10 favorite Rams before a crowd of 7,737 Monday night at Lawlor Events Center.

Nevada Wolf Pack notebook: Martin says win will help team later in season

RENO – Cody Martin believes Monday’s 88-81 win over Rhode Island could bode well for the Nevada men’s basketball team’s future

Monday, November 13

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Carson High student Lauren Lemburg wipes away tears at the candlelight vigil Sunday night.

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Carson High student Cassidy Painter sings an original song for the vigil.

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This Nov. 11, 2017 photo provided by Sierra Nevada Corporation shows the Dream Chaser spacecraft landing after a test flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The Sierra Nevada Corp. says its Dream Chaser had a successful free-flight drop test in the Mojave Desert on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Ken Ulbrich/NASA via AP)

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This Nov. 11, 2017 photo provided by Sierra Nevada Corporation shows the Dream Chaser spacecraft being lifted by a helicopter prior to a test flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The Sierra Nevada Corp. says its Dream Chaser had a successful free-flight drop test in the Mojave Desert on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Ken Ulbrich/NASA via AP)

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Bear scars visible on a crabapple tree.

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Scars from a bear’s claws measuring several inches.

Joe Santoro: Newest Nevada ghost town features a football team

It might be time to add Mackay Stadium to the list of Nevada ghost towns.

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Steve Tumlin of Carson City flies his '79 Cassutt IIIM aircraft, "Fesity", to compete in Air Race 1 World Cup competiton.

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Steve Tumlin, 55, of Carson City, is targeting for world title glory at Air Race 1 World Cup in Thailand Nov. 17.

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Carson City's Steve Tumlin is a long-time chief mechanic who turned pilot this year, competing in his second race south east of Bangkok, Thailand.

Janice June Burrows Henman

After one last precious Halloween night with her ever expanding family, our dear mother succumbed to the ravages of squamous cell cancer. She died peacefully in her home two days later surrounded by her children.

JoAnne Ardis Marschall

JoAnne was born September 25, 1929 to Laura and Ernie Noble in Backus, Minnesota. She graduated from Backus High school in Backus, Minnesota in 1947.

Giulia Anna MacDonald

Giulia Anna MacDonald, 87 of Carson City passed away on November 12, 2017 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Adina G. Sellers

Adina G. Sellers, 81, died November 12, 2017 in Dayton, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Margaret L. Mattos

Margaret L. Mattos, 72, died November 12, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Nevada’s Dameon Baber named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week

RENO — Putting up the performance of his career, junior Dameon Baber has been named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week following Nevada’s game against San José State.

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High School teachers and artists Melaynia Wick from Dayton High, Kelley Yost from Douglas High, and Michael Malley from Carson High.

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CHS students and parents too, the Sever family, receiving academic awards on Nov. 7.

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CHS Student of the Week Mike Icabales

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CHS Senior Makenzie McDaniel tutoring a student in the Solutions after-school class.

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CHS Senior Hannah Golik working on his Senior Project with Carson Animal Services Initiative Chair Lisa Schuette.

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CHS Senior Chloe Hataway working on his Senior Project with Carson Animal Services Initiative Chair Lisa Schuette.

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CHS Senior Antonio Escareno Fountes working on his Senior Project with Carson Animal Services Initiative Chair Lisa Schuette.

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CHS and Elk’s Club Senior in the Spotlight Hannah Golik.

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CHS after-school tutor Ashley Lynch working with Connor.

Lawrence Joseph Rinetti

Lawrence Joseph Rinetti, 50 of Carson City, passed away on November 8, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Theresa Lynne Modugno

Theresa Lynne Modugno, age 55, of Carson City, NV passed away on October 31, 2017. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services.

Sunday, November 12

Saturday, November 11

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San Jose State running back Dejon Packer runs against Nevada in Saturday's game at Mackay Stadium in Reno.

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Nevada quarterback Ty Gangi runs against San Jose State in the first half Saturday.

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Nevada's Dameon Baber returns an interception as Hausia Sekona (96), Malik Reed (90) and Patrick Choudja lead the way Saturday.

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Nevada receiver Wyatt Demps makes a catch over San Jose State' Andre Chachere in the first half Saturday.

Baber’s 3 defensive TDs lead Nevada Wolf Pack to rout of San Jose State

The Nevada Wolf Pack took out all of its frustrations on the San Jose State Spartans on Saturday afternoon. “We were due,” safety Dameon Baber said after a 59-14 victory in front of the smallest crowd (14,604) at Mackay Stadium this season.

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Portrait of Carson City Sheriff's Office Undersheriff Steve Albertsen

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Carson City Undersheriff Steve Albertsen, left, is pictured in 1995 when he worked for the Nevada Division of Investigation.

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The gymnasium floor at Carson High School is full of vendors peddling their wares during last year's craft faire. The annual Carson High School Holiday Craft Fair returns next weekend.

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Denise Frohlich is the new library and learning resource director at Joe Dini Library at Western Nevada College.

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Carson High School CTE instructors and HOSA advisors along with CTE student and HOSA state officer, from left to right, Kelly Gustafson, Victoria Defilippi and Frank Sakelarios.

Darrell Moody: Football rules needs to be consistent

I am forever shaking my head at some of the rule differences between high school and pro football. I am of the opinion that other than safety issues, the rules should be the same throughout prep, college and pro.

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Nevada's Caleb Martin shoots a 3-pointer against Idaho on Friday.

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Veterans and family members listen to Air Force veteran Kara Miller's speech at Sierra Lutheran High School on Friday.

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Kara Miller, a U.S. Air Force Captian veteran, shares her military experiences at Sierra Lutheran High School's Veterans Day assembly.

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Sierra Lutheran High School alumni Cole Contreras shreds the Star-Spangled Banner at Friday's Veterans Day assembly.

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Families, veterans, students, and active military members recite the Pledge of Alligance at Sierra Lutheran High School's Veterans Day event Friday.

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Sierra Lutheran High School students sign cards for Navy troops overseas after Friday's Veterans Day Tribute assembly.

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Army veteran of Vietnam John Alexander shares his stories with Sierra Luthern High School students at the tribute assembly Friday.

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Nevada's Cody Martin floats up to the basket against Idaho at Lawlor Events Center on Friday.

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline fights his way to the basket against Idaho.

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Nevada's Caleb Martin drives against Idaho on Friday at Lawlor Events Center.

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Nevada's Caleb Martin shoots a 3-pointer against Idaho on Friday.

Friday, November 10

Joe Santoro: Believe the hype around the Nevada Wolf Pack

You can believe the hype. The hype is real.

Nevada Wolf Pack opens season with 88-64 win against Idaho

RENO — Caleb Martin has been bothered with a toe injury much of the preseason, but he wasn’t about to miss his first regular season game at Nevada.

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

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley breaks ground on its new William N. Pennington Teen Center in Yerington on Nov. 3. The facility will more than triple the club’s current 2,500 square footage.

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Larry Keyser, third from left, hugs volunteers from Samaritan's Purse disaster relief after they helped him sift through remains of his family's home destroyed by fires in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Rumbling front loaders began scraping up the ash and rubble of nearly 9,000 destroyed homes and other structures in Northern California this week as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launched a new phase of the largest wildfire clean-up in the state's history.

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Larry Keyser, third from left, hugs volunteers from Samaritan's Purse disaster relief after they helped him sift through remains of his family's home destroyed by fires in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Rumbling front loaders began scraping up the ash and rubble of nearly 9,000 destroyed homes and other structures in Northern California this week as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launched a new phase of the largest wildfire clean-up in the state's history. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, an aerial view shows the devastation of the Coffey Park neighborhood after a wildfire swept through in Santa Rosa, Calif. Rumbling bulldozers have started scraping up the ash, charred wood and crumbled bricks left from thousands of homes and buildings destroyed by wildfires in California wine country. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors began the work this week in flattened, blackened blocks of Santa Rosa's Coffey Park neighborhood. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Struggling Nevada Wolf Pack faces struggling San Jose State

The Nevada Wolf Pack and San Jose State Spartans will get a legitimate chance Saturday at Mackay Stadium to do something neither football program has done in quite some time.

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Jim Morris looks over the Waste Water Treatment Plant project last year.

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Carson City Public Works Utility Manager David Bruketta talks to Mayor Bob Crowell during the ribbon cutting event on Wednesday morning.

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As seen on Wednesday the new bioreactor became operational ahead of of its projected schedule at the Carson City Water Resource Recovery Facility.

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Carson City staff, state and federal dignitaries along with members of K.G. Walters Construction and Q&D Construction cut the ribbon at the Water Resource Reclamation Facility in Carson City on Wednesday morning.

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The Carson City Board of Supervisors, from left: Brad Bonkowski, Karen Abowd, Mayor Bob Crowell, Lori Bagwell and John Barrette cut the ribbon on the Water Resource Reclamation Facility on Wednesday morning.

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Nancy Woo, assistant water division director for the EPA, speaks to a crowd of about 50 during the ribbon cutting Wednesday morning at the Water Resource Reclamation Facility.

Joyce Mae Edmondson

Joyce Edmondson, a long time resident of Silver Springs, NV passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Carson City, with her husband and daughter at her side.

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Historian and archeologist Stony Tennant

Helen “Jean” Baker

Helen “Jean” Baker, 86, died November 9, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Thursday, November 9

Reno takes advantage of Carson High mistakes for playoff win

RENO — Reno, more than any other Northern Nevada opponent, has been highly successful shutting down Carson’s offense.

Senators Notebook: Abel Carter gets offer from Washington State

RENO — Abel Carter, his eye black running, had tears in his eyes as he hugged assistant coach Steve Nelms.

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Sailors perform a fresh-water wash down on an F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

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MC1 Joe Vincent peruses his top photographs from the past decade.

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The Longhorns of Naval Air Station Fallon’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team conduct water rescue qualifications at Lahontan Lake.

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This is one of MC1 Joe Vincent’s favorite photographs, which was taken in 2007. A visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team member lowers himself into a rigid-hulled inflatable boat from the guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane prior to conducting Interaction Patrols (IPATS) in the Persian Gulf. IPATS is an element of maritime operations and are conducted in Iraqi territorial waters so that commercial shipping and fishing can occur safely in the region. IPATS aim to generate support and awareness among vessels sailing in the region of the Coalition’s efforts to ensure a safe and secure maritime environment.

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MC1 Joe Vincent conducts a tour at Naval Air Station Fallon for delegates attending August’s convention of the American Legion.

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Now 82, Navy veteran Jim Falk looks at one of his double-truck articles and photos.

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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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Looking for a home: Booger, a domestic short-haired kitty is six-months-old. She is adorable, gentle and very sweet. She gets along with other cats and is looking for someone who will appreciate her cuteness. Come out and meet her because she is searching for you.

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LST 997 was one of several hundreds ships that transported equipment and supplies to the various islands in the western Pacific Ocean.

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Navy sailor James Dilts spent his time aboard an LST during the final year of World War II.

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Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier appears in a Las Vegas court via video on Wednesday.

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Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti holds out the execution manual that sets protocols for the execution of convicted murderer Scott Dozier during a hearing at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

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Hazel Hohn sits in the co-pilot’s seat and takes the controls of a four engine B-24 “Liberator.” Hazel ferried B-24s from the factory to Army Air Force bases during World War II.

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Hazel Stamper’s WASP graduation picture, May 23, 1944. She’s wearing the WASP Santiago blue uniform with her pilot’s wings and a USAAF left shoulder patch. In 1947 when the USAAF separated from the Army. The USAF chose Santiago blue for their uniforms 70 years ago.

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Hazel Stamper, a WASP, Women’s Air Force Service Pilot, in training at Avenger Field in Sweetwater Texas during the 1943-44 winter.

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After 54 years, in 1998 Staff Sgt. Ruben Rivers was awarded the Medal of Honor. His sister, Grace Woodford, received the award from President Clinton at a White House ceremony.

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A view of some of the 10,488 Crosses and Stars of David in the Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial in St. Avoid, Moselle, France. One of the men on our tour visited his father’s grave for the first time, an emotional experience. His dad was KIA on March 26, 1945.

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Parents and children depart the rail passenger cars during the 2016 Santa Train at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.

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Santa Claus waves from the back of the caboose during the 2016 Santa Train at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.

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Carson Middle School’s mixed choirs sing a series of patriotic songs Thursday dedicated to local veterans.

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Carson Middle School Choir Director Briana Valley organizes the Veterans Tribute Concert every year to educate students about the importance of Veterans Day, as well as honoring those who served.

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Carson Middle School’s mixed choirs sing a series of patriotic songs Thursday dedicated to local veterans.

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Air Force MSgt. Dave McNeely stands with pride as the Carson Middle School choir sings a Tribute to the Armed Services at Thursday’s Veterans Tribute Concert.

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Army Veteran of 101st Airborne Division Gerald Varin reunites with his granddaughter, Danielle Varin, after the concert with a special handmade card dedicated to him.

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Retired college professor Charles T. Sehe.

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Dr. Robert Curtis wearing his World War II, Korea, Viet Nam veteran cap and displaying his personalized Honor Flight Nevada quilt in his Carson City home on Aug. 14, 2017. Born in 1930, Dr. Curtis has to be one of the youngest World War II vets.

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Robert Curtis as a private in the USAAF taken in 1945 at 15 years old.

Nevada Wolf Pack basketball | Pack’s road to a repeat starts today

Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a series of articles previewing the men’s basketball teams in the Mountain West Conference. Today, the Appeal looks at the University of Nevada.

Joe Santoro: San Jose State could be just what the doctor ordered for Nevada Wolf Pack

The San Jose State Spartans are just what the doctor ordered for the ailing Nevada Wolf Pack football team. Talk about a room service victory. It’s rare when a 1-8 football team has a chance to be giddy and overconfident going into a game.

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Fallon running back Brock Richardson rushes toward the end zone in a regular season game.

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The Greenwave’s Brock Richardson checks out his running room in against Wooster.

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

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Christian Nemeth (23) tries to steal the ball from Truckee's Jairo Chavez during the 2016-17 season. Tryouts for the 2017-18 season begin this weekend.

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Tomas Kutansky guages his put during a hole at the Fallon Golf Course.

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Kelli Kelly stands with the winning team of Marty Davis, Tomas Kutanski and Len Mackedon.

Ready for the season

One school hopes to capture not just one state championship, but multiple. The other is competing in its first season in the NIAA.

Determination leads to success

Through determination and perseverance, Fallon’s Brock Richardson overcame adversity due to a rare medical condition and now, as a high-school sophomore, he has become one of the most versatile players on this season’s Greenwave football team.

Wind blows in winter sports bringing new excitement

By the time you’re reading this with your cup of coffee, before you begin your day, Fallon sports for the fall is officially over or the Greenwave football team upset Spring Creek and is competing in the state playoffs next week.

Gerald L Tisue

It is with great sadness that the family of Gerald L Tisue announces his passing on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at the age of 81. Jerry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Connie, daughter Sheri, brother Gene and granddog Bella.

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Eugene Paslov's passion for education will carry on through his scholarship.

Eugene Ronald Wagner

Eugene Ronald Wagner passed away Friday, November 3rd, 2017 in Carson City, NV.

Erik Vernon Achenbach

Erik Vernon Achenbach, 34, peacefully passed away at home on October 7th 2017.

Wednesday, November 8

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Currently only accessible when conditions permit, the run between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows is flat and requires a lot of effort to traverse.

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A skier shreds powder at Alpine Meadows last season. A longtime dream of connecting Alpine Meadows to Squaw Valley is planned to open for the 2019-20 season.

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Fallon running back Brock Richardson finds an opening created by Ben Dooley (back) and the offensive line against Dayton.

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Raye Arroyo (12) and Brittney Gaitlin of Fernley position themselves for a block after Lowry's Sierra Maestrejuan returns the ball.

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Katelyn Garnett of Fernley returns the ball off the tips of her fingers as Lowry's Brooke Hansen (13) and Jadyn Eastman (7) wait.

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Digitorium Facilitator Kim Thomas teaches Carson High School freshmen how to use video editing software at the Carson City Library. The library has been nominated for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service for their contributions to the community. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum

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Kurt Meyer enjoys a cup of coffee from Hub Coffee Roasters on the newly upgraded patio at The Union. The coffee shop portion of the restaurant, coffee bar and tap house is open for business daily at 7 a.m.

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Wheatstone Bridge is slated to star in the next edition of the Brewery Arts Center’s Celtic Music Series on Saturday.

Nevada Wolf Pack basketball signs 2 freshmen

RENO — After failing to land a freshman recruit last year, Nevada coach Eric Musselman is bringing in two in the fall, and filling important needs in the process.

Mountain West preview: San Jose State has new coach and holes to fill

To say San Jose State has gone through a turbulent off-season would be putting it mildly. The Spartans, who went 14-16 last season (7-11 in conference), lost not only their coach but their top player, Brandon Clarke.

Betty Jean Gaby

Betty Jean Gaby, 89 of Carson City, passed away on November 4, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Richard Paul Wood

Richard Paul Wood, 67 of Carson City, passed away on November 6, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Kenneth Scott Olsen

Kenneth Scott Olsen, 47 of Dayton, passed away on November 4, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

David Scott Morgan

David Scott Morgan, 57 of Gardnerville, passed away on November 7, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Marco Ramirez

Marco Ramirez, 44 of Gardnerville, passed away on November 5, 2017, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800

Delilah Jane Armstrong

Delilah Jane Armstrong, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2017. She was born August 3, 1949 and was 68 years of age.

Nellie “Louise” Lovett Jewell

Nellie “Louise” Lovett Jewell passed away peacefully on October 23, 2017 at the age of 74 years due to complications of Alzheimer’s.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows plans gondola from The Village at Squaw to Alpine

A decades-old dream to connect two of Lake Tahoe’s premier ski resorts is closer to reality as Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced on Oct. 25 plans to install a 2.46-mile, base-to-base gondola connecting The Village at Squaw Valley and the base area at Alpine Meadows.

Tuesday, November 7

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Carson's Kyle Rudy find a hole during Friday's game at Douglas.

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Carson's Abel Carter runs up the middle for a big gain during the first quarter at Douglas High School.

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These undated file photos show The Associated Press preseason All-America women's NCAA college basketball team. They are, from left, A’ja Wilson, from South Carolina; Kelsey Mitchell, from Ohio State; Katie Lou Samuelson, of UConn; Gabby Williams, of UConn and Napheesa Collier, UConn. (AP Photo/File)

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FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson (33) shoots over South Florida's Ariadna Pujol during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the American Athletic Conference tournament finals in Uncasville, Conn. Samuelson was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America team on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

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FILE - In this photo taken Dec. 11, 2016, Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell, center, goes up to shoot between Canisius forward Sarah Cooley, left, and guard Lauren D'Hont during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio. Nitchell was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America team on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

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FILE - In this March 3, 2017, file photo, South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson (22) looks to shoot as Georgia forward Caliya Robinson defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game during the Southeastern Conference tournament in Greenville, S.C. Wilson was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America team on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)

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FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, Connecticut's Gabby Williams, right, shoots against Duquesne's Deva'Nyar Workman (2) during the first half of a second round of a women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Storrs, Conn. Williams was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America team on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Connecticut forward Napheesa Collier (24) shoots past the outstretched arm of LSU guard Jasmine Rhodes (10) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La. Collier was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America team on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)

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Mayor Bob Crowell bowls in the Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley inside the White House.

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Lori Bagwell and Robert Crowell pose with other officials and Vice President Mike Pence.

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Whether you call if stuffing or dressing, the popular American side dish remains a staple on holiday tables.

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Stewart Indian School postcard

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Sherry Rupert, executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission, will talk about plans for the historic Stewart Indian School on Nov. 16.

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From left: Malaynia Wick, Kelley Yost, Michael Malley, some of the artists featured at the Community Development Building in Carson City.

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Cast members of Pinkerton Ballet's The Nutcracker rehearse for last year's production.

Community Sports: Raiders Booster Club Christmas Commitment fundraiser set

The Carson City Raiders Booster Club will hold its annual Christmas Commitment fundraiser Nov. 19, from 12:45 to 4:30 p.m. at the 11th Frame Lounge, inside Carson Lanes, 4600 Snyder Ave. in Carson City.

Mountain West Preview: Perimeter plays holds key to success for Utah State

The 2017-18 season didn’t start out on a good note for Utah State, as coach Tim Duryea learned 6-11 center Norbert Janicek would be out for the season after undergoing off-season knee surgery.

Nevada Wolf Pack hoops coach giving 2,500 football tickets to heroes

RENO (AP) — Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman is giving away 2,500 tickets to the Wolf Pack’s football game Saturday to a variety of local heroes in connection with the celebration of Veterans Day.

Former Northern Nevada standout Gabby Williams headlines All-America team

NEW YORK — Geno Auriemma has had a lot of great players at UConn, many of whom have been preseason All-Americans. Never, though, has he had three from his team honored by The Associated Press in the preseason until Tuesday.

Carson High offensive line has created open space for Carter

Carson High’s second bye week of the season couldn’t have come at a better time.

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Judy McPherson, Brenda Royer, Winona Brady, Tammy Parkerson, Janet Young, Amy Hann, Teenah Beland and Melissa Espinoza set out for their walk around the block. The group set up the walk to raise awareness of Alzheimer's Disease for National Alzheimer's Month.

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Christian Nemeth leaps for the basket during a greenwave game in Sparks last season.

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Jacqueline Pete (4) of Elko sets the ball up for teammate Kaitlyn Rizo in the Lady Indians match against Truckee. On the other side of the net is Truckee’s Madison Bromley (7).

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Ryleigh Hogland (11) of Truckee slams a kill to Lowry’s Kyllie Sappington as the Wolverine’s libero Mia Curtis (16) watches.

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Fallon's Tommy McCormick runs down the sideline against Sparks on Friday.

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Fallon's Tristan Rodarte blocks against Sparks on Friday.

Fallon meets Spring Creek again with state berth at stake

The Greenwave football team is experiencing some déjà vu.

Shooting hoops for varsity

The Churchill County High School boys basketball team will hold its fundraiser for the season Thanksgiving weekend.

Fernley puts up fight in semifinals

Lowry defeated Fernley in three sets Saturday in the semifinals of the NIAA 3A Northern Regional Volleyball Tournament at Fallon’s Elmo Dericco Gym.

Greenwave rolls in playoff win against Sparks

The Greenwave played its best defensive game in a month, yet it was the running game that rolled Friday night under a full moon in an NIAA 3A Northern League football playoff game.

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Desert Mementos, a collection of short stories on Iraq and Nevada by Caleb Cage.

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NDOT crews are gearing up for a busy snow-removal season.

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More than 80 snow plows and other pieces of snow and ice equipment, as well as about 40,000 cubic yards of salt and sand, are in line for use in snow removal across northwestern Nevada.

David Barlow Pearson

David Barlow Pearson, “DOC” passed away peacefully in Fallon, Nevada on October 25, 2017.

Eugene R. Wagner

Eugene R. Wagner, 86, Passed away November 3, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley will be caring for the arrangements. 775-882-4965

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Banana nut muffins by Linda Marrone

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Chef Kevin Ashton of Zozo’s Ristorante in Reno with Charlie and Karen Abowd of Café at Adele’s.

Multiple-look Reno await Senators

Carson opens the 4A playoffs Thursday night (7 p.m.) against the multi-faceted Reno Huskies.

Monday, November 6

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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier, right, confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defender involved in his case, during an appearance in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Nevada officials are pressing toward the state's first execution in 11 years, naming the state's top psychiatrist as interim replacement for the anesthesiologist who resigned last week after signing off on a lethal injection plan. Jordan Smith, of the state attorney general's office, told a judge Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas that Dr. Leon Ravin has replaced Dr. John DiMuro as the state's top doctor. That makes Ravin the medical official with primary responsibility for next week's scheduled execution of twice-convicted murderer Dozier. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File)

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Mark Twain Elementary student Gian Carlo, 7, gets a new winter coat from the Carson City Firefighters Association on Monday

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Mark Twain Elementary first grader Caydence Bowers, 6, smiles at firefighter Capt. Brad Mihelic as he fits her with a new winter coat on Monday.

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Denise Frohlich, Learning Resource Director at Western Nevada College, will be featured at the Leisure Hour Club’s meeting on Nov. 15. For reservations, contact 775-400-2647 by Thursday, Nov. 9.

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The da Vinci Xi represents the latest in robotic surgery technology.

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A trio of da Vinci Xi system components, a robotic surgical system coming this month to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.

Joe Santoro: Norvell needs to admit mistakes

Jay Norvell is committing yet another rookie head coaching mistake. The Nevada Wolf Pack coach is putting the blame on his players for the Pack’s stunning 1-8 record. “We’re trying to do the best we can with what we’ve got right now,” Norvell said after a humiliating 41-14 loss to the Boise State Broncos on Saturday.

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From left: Margaret Lewis, Brad Denney, and Emma Carnes in ‘Foibles and Folly,’ due to open Nov. 9.

John H. Hatzinger

John H. Hatzinger, 70, died November 5, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Joyce M. Edmondson

Joyce M. Edmondson, 78, died November 5, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Lowry rallies for 5-set win against Truckee

FALLON — Truckee volleyball coach Erika Murphy turned around after her team’s fourth-set win, grinned and flashed thumbs up to the Wolverines’ fans.

Robert. E. Rhodes

Robert. E. Rhodes, age 89 of Carson City, NV passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home. 775- 882-2644

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Jessica Preston said she found inspiration for her senior project in several friends at CHS who crochet during their lunch hour.

Janine Marie Brian

After a battle with cancer, Janine Marie Smith Brian died on October 31, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada at the age of 58.

Wren Honor Garcia

Wren passed away in her mother’s arms early morning on October 29th. Wren fought a hard battle against Vanishing White Matter Disease.

Marlin “Whitey” White

“Whitey” was born in Vermillion, SD. He served our country in the Army, the Navy, and as a Law Enforcement Officer. He retired from the Tucson Police Department in 1997 and moved to Northern Nevada with his wife, Teri White.

Sunday, November 5

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Front, from left, Rheanna Fallini-Jackson of Carson, grandfather Joe Fallini, and William Fallini-Haas of Spring Creek. In the back are Carson coach Pete Sinnott, left, and Ron Lee (Joe Fallini's Nevada high school running rival from the 1960s).

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Rheanna Fallini-Jackson crosses the finish line at Reed High on Saturday.

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Rheanna Fallini-Jackson crosses the finish line at Reed High on Saturday.

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Falcon harrier Jared Marchegger congratulates other competitors as they finish Saturday at Reed High.

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The Tigers' Sean Dunkelman put in a solid effort at the state championships Saturday at Reed.

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Sierra Lutheran's Jared Marchegger stands atop the podium at the NIAA State Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Sparks.

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The Falcons' Jared Marchegger wins the NIAA State Division 1A/2A race at Reed High on Saturday.

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Sierra Lutheran hitter Ciera Schinzing takes aim during the region volleyball tournament.

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Sierra Lutheran's Briana Mofhitz Faieta in action at the region volleyball tournament.

Saturday, November 4

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Boise State wide receiver Cedrick Wilson (1) poses after a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Nevada in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

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Nevada carries flags onto the field before an NCAA college football game against Boise State in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

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Boise State running back Alexander Mattison (22) runs for a touchdown past Nevada linebacker Lawson Hall during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

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Nevada quarterback Ty Gangi (6) passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boise State in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

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Boise State wide receiver Cedrick Wilson is upended by Nevada defensive back Dameon Baber in the first half Saturday.

Rypien, Mattison lead Boise State past Nevada, 41-14

BOISE, Idaho — Brett Rypien threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns and Alexander Mattison added a pair of scoring runs to lead Boise State to a 41-14 victory over Nevada on Saturday night.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 1, 2016, file photo, a snowboarder takes a jump at the Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort near Echo Summit, Calif. The ski and snowboard industry is healthy, at least for now. But there is concern throughout the snow sports industry as the baby boomers and generation Xers get older, the millennials are not picking up the slack and hitting the slopes as often as the aging generations. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Virginia City advances to state volleyball tournament

RENO — Virginia City volleyball coach Dennis Young admits it would have been nice to see a regional championship plaque in a trophy case at the school, but the consolation prize isn’t bad, either.

Sierra Lutheran’s Jared Marchegger defends state title

SPARKS — Sierra Lutheran High’s Jared Marchegger successfully defended his 2A/1A division boys title on Saturday at the NIAA Cross Country Championships in Sparks.

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CHS Special Education Teacher Johanna Davis sporting Nevada’s Battle Born attire.

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CHS students with perfect attendance for October.

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CHS Seniors Manuel Luquin, Eduardo Lopez, Lesly Montes, and Edgar Velez on the UNR Bound Tour.

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CHS Seniors attending a UNR Bound tour of the university.

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CHS Seniors Reece Canfield, Richard Gunkel and Brennan Peterman on the UNR Bound Tour.

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CHS Senior in the Spotlight Nicole Van Geel

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CHS FCA Club member Savannah McKenna giving out a cup of hot chocolate during the Thirty Days of Gratitude.

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CHS FCA Club providing everyone interested with a free cup of hot chocolate or cider during the first ever Thirty Days of Gratitude.

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CHS Athletes of the Week

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CHS FCA Club giving out free cups of hot chocolate and cider during the Thirty Days of Gratitude.

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Back row from left: David Baxley and Jim Frost. Middle row: Larry Lavish, IOCJ President Mike Jennings, Linda Rae Howard and Mike Hinman. Front row: EVCH Executive Director Beverly Hennen, Connie Jennings, Donna Artz (IOCJ Secretary), Ashlee Selbach and Candy Young (Candy’s Girls).

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At UNR’s Homecoming Game on Oct. 20, Dr. Marc Johnson is surrounded by Nevada Area Council’s President Jeff Whitaker, left, Scout Executive Paul Penttila, Dr. Johnson, and Jim Rogers, also a Distinguished Eagle.

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Dr. Marc Johnson accepts the Distinguished Eagle plaque from Nevada Area Council President Jeff Whitaker.

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Sgt. 1st Class Autumn Janoss, a personnel sergeant at the Nevada National Guard’s human resources office, shows her tattoo she received this month to remember how close she came to being shot at the Route 91 Harvest Festival country music concert in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. The tattoo reads “I’m Alive” with a ribbon to honor Nevada Army National Guard 1st Sgt. Charleston Hartfield, who died in the shooting. Her best friend, Joanna Lovejoy, who Janoss said took a bullet for her, will get a similar tattoo next to her gunshot wound on her knee after her wound heals. Janoss was one of thousands in attendance at the concert. Fifty-eight people were killed when Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay before killing himself.

Carson High’s Rheanna Fallini-Jackson fifth at state meet

SPARKS — Rheanna Fallini-Jackson may have run the best race of her Carson High School cross country career on Saturday when she placed fifth in the 4A girls race at the NIAA State Championships.

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Carson's Kyle Rudy find a hole during Friday's game at Douglas.

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Carson's Abel Carter cuts back against hte Douglas defense on Friday.

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Carson's Abel Carter breaks a tackle and takes off for the end zone during Friday's game.

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Carson quarterback Jon Laplante runs against Douglas.

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Carson's Abel Carter cuts upfield against Douglas on Friday night.

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Carson's Abel Carter breaks a big run against Douglas on Friday night.

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Carson's Abel Carter runs up the middle for a big gain during the first quarter at Douglas High School.

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Senator quarterback Jon Laplante tries to get by the Tigers' Kane Hoyopatubbi Friday night at Douglas High.

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Tanner Kalicki had a busy night for the Senators in Minden.

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Abel Carter had his way with the Douglas defense Friday night in Minden.

Senators Notebook: Laplante saves his best for last in win over Douglas

Carson sophomore quarterback Jonny Laplante had a coming-out party Friday night at the expense of the Douglas Tigers.

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Boise State tight end Jake Roh smiles as he crosses the goal line against Utah State on Oct. 28.

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Dayton's Brianda Diaz hits against Fernley on Friday.

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Dayton's Ashley Mason hits against Fernley on Friday night.

Friday, November 3

421 yards Abel Carter’s record night leads Carson High over Douglas High

Abel Carter didn’t have much time to savor his school-record performance Friday night at Douglas.

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Apple Inc.'s solar energy complex near Boulder City in Southern Nevada, seen here, is similar to its plant at Fort Churchill in Lyon County.

Dayton volleyball falls against Fernley

FALLON — The Dayton Dust Devils had their season come to a close Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Northern 3A Regional Tournament against Fernley.

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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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Carson City sculptor Miles Tucker poses for a photo with his piece 'Piet ' A' Friday at St. Teresa Of Av