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Friday, October 18, 2019 1:00 AM
Nevada Rural Housing Authority and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra Partner for the “At Home With Reading” Book Drive
 Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) have partnered for the “At Home With Reading” Book Drive, benefitting the residents of NRHA’s northern Nevada affordable housing properties. The drive will take place October 15 through October 31, and books will be delivered early November to the NRHA communities, which house low-income residents, many of whom are veterans, disabled, seniors, and/or formerly homeless.
  • Recent incidents spark safety reminders
    Now that open burning is allowed, many residents are working to clear yard debris by burning. Last weekend two controlled burns got out of control, requiring the response of the Winnemucca Rural Fire Department (WRFD). 
    Saturday just after 5 p.m. WRFD was dispatched to a controlled burn out of control on Solar drive. 
    “The homeowner did everything right, but the burn pile was too close to the home,” said WRFD in a social media post. “Some of the house siding was melted but that was the only damage.” 
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  • Managing multiple medications
    Older patients are often prescribed multiple prescription medications by different care providers without much insight or guidance, many times leading to a higher risk of adverse health effects, falling or spiraling down the rabbit hole of being prescribed one medication after another to counteract side effects of the previously prescribed medication. 
    University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Sanford Center for Aging Managing Pharmacist Leslie Baker Pharm.D.,BCGP offers some insight to what resources are available to mitigate the risks and costs associated with being on multiple medications at a time, including a free medication therapy management assessment . 
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Lowry's Ivan Contreras (left) and Fallon’s Yahir Ugalde try to gain control of the ball.
Lowry's Ivan Contreras (left) and Fallon’s Yahir Ugalde try to gain control of the ball.
Friday, October 18, 2019 1:00 AM
The final playoffs spots in the Northern 3A boys soccer league will likely be decided on the final day of the regular season.
Third through eighth-place is separated by just six points and only the top five teams qualify for the Northern 3A Regional Championships next month in Fallon.
Lowry (6-5-2) is looking to end a three-year playoff drought and sits in a tie for fifth place with Truckee. Sparks (11-0-1), South Tahoe (9-4) North Tahoe (7-5-2) and North Valleys (7-5-1) stand above the Buckaroos in the standings. Elko (5-4-4) is just one point behind Lowry and owns the tiebreaker over the Buckaroos.
  • Lowry volleyball ends home schedule with pair of losses
    The home schedule for the Lowry High School volleyball came to a quick end last weekend, as the Lady Bucks hosted Dayton and South Tahoe in the final home matches of the season.
    Lowry hosted its annual pink match on Friday night and suffered a 25-14, 25-22 and 25-8 loss to Dayton. The Lady Bucks led by as many as five points in the second set, before the Dust Devils rallied. Lowry also held an advantage midway through the first set.
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  • The Lowry High School girls golf team closed out the regular season on Monday at Sierra Sage Golf Course in Reno.
    Angelina Martinez paced the Lady Bucks with a round of 95, to finish fourth overall. Teammate Kaitlyn Hales also broke 100 and carded a 99 to place sixth. Bailey Hayes tied for seventh with two others and rounded out the Lowry scores at 101.
    Hayes was named to the Northern 3A first team, while Martinez and Hales earned second-team honors. All three Lowry golfers will be headed to Boulder City for the NIAA 3A State Championships on Monday and Tuesday.
    Elko, Truckee and Spring Creek will be sending full teams to southern Nevada.
    Elko led the way in Reno with a 404, Spring Creek (431) was second and Churchill County (462) was third. South Tahoe (468) and Fernley (555) were fourth and fifth, respectively.
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  • Lowry girls soccer finishes with tie against Churchill County
    After starting the season with growing pains with a new roster and coach, the Lowry High School girls soccer team is beginning to make strides on the field.
    The Lady Bucks picked up their first point in the Northern 3A last weekend against Sparks and earned a 1-1 tie on Tuesday against Churchill County in Winnemucca. The Greenwave won the first meeting 8-0 in Fallon.
    “It was right there for the taking,” said first-year LHS head coach Misty Stene. “We had 20 shots on goal and controlled possession for much of the game. I am very happy with the girls. They beat us 8-0 last time. I am thrilled with the improvement from the girls. We are on an upswing and I am excited.”
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