Chuck Hildebrand, founder of nevadaprep.com, suffers massive heart attack
June 29, 2009
Chuck Hildebrand, the founder and former owner of nevadaprep.com, has reportedly suffered a massive heart attack in Milwaukee and is near death, according to a police officer in San Jose.
Officer Matt Christian telephoned the Lahontan Valley News, the Sierra Sun’s sister paper in Fallon, on Monday afternoon seeking information on Hildebrand’s next of kin.
Christian had been contacted by a Milwaukee police officer who was calling phone numbers listed in Hildebrand’s cell phone. The Milwaukee officer reportedly said that Hildebrand had been in Milwaukee to watch the San Francisco Giants play the Milwaukee Brewers and suffered the heart attack on Monday morning. The Milwaukee officer said Hildebrand was in critical condition.
Hildebrand founded Nevada Prep as a newspaper focusing on high school sports in Northern Nevada in 1998. In 1999 he ceased the printed version and created nevadaprep.com, which he operated until selling the Web site in 2007.
In the eight years that he ran nevadaprep.com, Hildebrand concentrated his coverage on high school sports in rural Nevada and often wrote columns criticizing the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association for its alignment policies and on other issues.
After selling the website, Hildebrand returned to his boyhood home town of Campbell, Calif., and focused on his writing career. He has authored three
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The Milwaukee police department is unable to release any further information at this time. Anyone with information on Hildebrand’s next of kin is asked to call San Jose police officer Matt Christian at (831) 245-5814.