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Magazine field rep in Carson City on behalf of drug prevention efforts

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office would like to advise the local community that a representative from L.A.W. (Let’s All Work to Fight Drug Abuse) publications will be in the area for the next two weeks selling ad space to produce the latest edition of their magazine which is customized for Carson City.

The ad space purchased is not only used for the purchase of the latest L.A.W. publication, but also pays for materials for crime prevention, teen related material, coloring books, and other safety related materials.

Carson City Prescription Drug Roundup Set for April 26

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April 26, 2014 - 9:00am

Partnership Carson City conducts a Prescription Drug Roundup, Saturday, April 26, at four locations. Folks are encouraged bring their unused and expired prescription drugs to one of the drop-off locations for proper disposal, as this helps protect the community and the water supply.

Drop-off locations are at Smith's Food & Drug at 599 E William St., and at Save Mart Supermarkets at 3620 N. Carson St.,3325 Hwy. 50 E., and 4348 S. Carson St., all in Carson City

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of April 16-22

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of April 16-22, 2014. Opening day for most fishing on California waterways is Saturday, April 26.

Carson City man arrested on three misdemeanor traffic-related charges

A 26-year-old Carson City man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving on a revoked license, a suspended registration and not having proof of insurance.

According to the Carson City Sheriff's Office arrest report, a deputy made a traffic stop at Roop and Washington streets because of a suspended license plate.

Masters Heads to 'Speed Cubing' Competition

Ben Masters, 13, travels Saturday to University of California, Berkeley to participate in an official World Cube Association competition at Wheeler Hall.
Ben, who has been practicing his “cubing” skills about five months, has a personal best time of “about 17 seconds,” which has been perfected as he has practiced during his free time through each day and has worked up to doing five or six “solves” per hour, he said. He attends eighth grade at Dayton Intermediate School.

Hutchinson Meet and Greet Tonight

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April 16, 2014 - 5:00pm

The public is invited to a Meet & Greet with candidate for Lietenant Governor, Mark Hutchinson, tonight (Wednesday, April 16) at 5 p.m., at the Westside Pour House, 110 W. Telegraph St., Carson City.
Hutchinson will be taking questions on all things politics, while guests dine on appetizers provided courtesy of the Westside Pour House.
Everyone is invited for some lively conversation!


'Guitarslinger' Shane Dwight Performs at Carson Station Saturday, April 19

Shane Dwight's new album This House will be released this week.
Shane Dwight performs at Carson Station on Saturday, April 19
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April 19, 2014 - 8:00pm

Northern Nevada residents will get a rare chance to see Shane Dwight perform at Carson Station Casino, Carson City, Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. The concert is free.

In the music industry, there is often a preference to try and quickly define an artist and his music by placing him in one or two genre categories. The problem is a preconceived model doesn't fit someone like Dwight.

Rupert Reappointed to National Tourism Board

Nevada Indian Commission Executive Director Sherry L. Rupert was sworn in as a member of the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board for a second term by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

Hundreds Pay Respects to Dini in Yerington

YERINGTON — Several hundred of Joe Dini’s friends, family and colleagues paid their last respects Tuesday at a funeral mass for the former, longtime Nevada Assembly speaker who was described as a quiet, humble man who became a “legislative giant” with a nose for compromise during more than three decades in the legislature.

Third Annual Easter Egg-stravaganza

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April 19, 2014 - 10:00am

The third annual Egg-stravaganza takes place Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. at Mark Twain Elementary School in Carson City.
This 16,000+ candy-filled egg hunt is a FREE event for Carson City children. Aged zones are set ip for toddlers through 11 years old, with a separate zone for special needs children. Even the Easter Bunny will be there for pictures and to celebrate with the kiddos.

Dems Have Big Advantage - For Now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep-pocketed donors are turning over multi-million-dollar checks to influence November's elections, and the sums raised by the national parties and their super PAC allies are already approaching the $1 billion mark, according to financial reports still being filed Tuesday evening.

Sausage Factory gives away six tickets to Wednesday night's Reno Aces baseball game

The Sausage Factory in Carson City, celebrating its third season as the official hot dog vendor of the Reno Aces, is giving away six tickets to Wednesday night's Aces game against the Las Vegas 51s.

James Walter Laidlaw

October 27, 1923 - April 13, 2014 James Walter Laidlaw was born on Oct. 27, 1923 in Walhalla, ND and passed away on April 13, 2014 in...

Rally at legislature supports Nevada ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

In support of a renewed movement to get just three more states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, Northern Nevada residents met and rallied in front of the Nevada Legislature at noon on Tuesday in support of Sausalito-resident Helene de Boissiere-Swanson.

Carson City Chamber luncheon April 22 features Congressman Amodei

The public is invited to Carson City Chamber’s Soup’s On! luncheon on Tuesday, April 22 to hear Congressman Mark Amodei tell about the trials and tribulations of being a member of the U.S. Congress.

He will present his interpretation of the votes (or non-votes) that affect our everyday lives. Always an engaging and lively speaker, Amodei’s signature style is to not bore his audience. He is witty and down to earth, and we will get an earful.

Second Go-round for Sales-tax Hike, is Thursday

The Board of Supervisors on Thursday will revisit the decision to pass a city sales-tax hike for Carson City capital projects.

Two injured after SUV falls 200 feet into Ash Canyon; NAS Fallon called for rescue

Two people were injured Tuesday afternoon after their SUV rolled about 200 feet off the edge of a cliff around the snow line at Ash Canyon, Carson City Fire Department Chief Stacey Giomi confirmed.

A NAS helicopter from Fallon arrived to the scene and successfully airlifted the two out of the canyon and placed them on awaiting Care Flight helicopters. NAS was called as the helicopters it operates are able to navigate tight spaces. The NAS helicopter rappelled two rescuers from the air to get to the victims, Assistant Fire Chief Tom Tarulli said.

'Chicago' to hit the stage May 9-18 in Carson City

Murder. Corruption. Greed. Fame. And all that jazz. The Western Nevada Musical Theater Company brings the sizzling Broadway blockbuster, Chicago, to Northern Nevada on weekends, May 9-18 at the Carson City Community Center.

Set in the windy city during the roaring 1920's, the show follows the stories of two murderers - nightclub singer Velma Kelly, who kills her husband and sister when she finds them cheating on her; and aspiring vaudeville singer Roxie Hart, who murders her lover for promising to get her into show biz, only to get her into bed.

Carson City man jailed on disorderly conduct charge after throwing fit inside casino

A 42-year-old Carson City man was arrested Monday at a local casino on suspicion of misdemeanor charges of obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and trespassing.

Carson City Sheriff's office deputies arrested the man 8:47 p.m. in the 2100 block of East William Street. According to the arrest report, deputies were dispatched to the casino after a patron refused to leave and was causing a disturbance.

Officers spoke with security who advised the man would not leave after being told to leave. Security offered the man a cab but the man refused and said he was going to stay.

Youth get schooled in Nevada agriculture at this week's Capital City Farm Days

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s 4-H presents Capital City Farm Days 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., April 17 and 18. There will be 30 presenters teaching elementary-age youth about Nevada agriculture, where food and fiber come from, and environmental issues related to agriculture.

Attendees will include public, private and home-schooled students and their families from Carson City, Storey County, Douglas County and Dayton Valley.

Genoa's Sweet Sippin' Sundays

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May 4, 2014 (All day)

The first SWEET SIPPIN' SUNDAY for the 2014 Sippin' Season is May 4th. As if that’s not enough excitement....we have even more to share! We’ve partnered with the Town of Genoa so that your SWEET SIPPIN' SUNDAY admission purchase will get you FREE ADMISSION into any (Sunday, May 4th) Genoa Cowboy Festival event! That's right, 2 EVENTS for the price of one!

Yerington student featured in National Poetry Month celebration

To honor all those who write, read and breathe poetry, the Nevada Arts Council will highlight a new poem on Facebook every day, Monday through Friday, in April for National Poetry Month, a celebration established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets.

Rare 'blood moon' event visible tonight in Northern Nevada with possible cloud coverage

A rare total lunar eclipse will occur across the western U.S. late tonight. Known as the tetrad or "blood moon" the eclipse event begins around 11 p.m. Pacific time, with the period of total eclipse from about midnight through 1:30 a.m.

The satellite image in this graphic taken at 10 a.m. today shows a large area of cirrus clouds off the west coast (in red oval). This band of cirrus is expected to spread over eastern California and western Nevada tonight. It may limit viewing of the eclipse, depending on the thickness of the cloud cover.

Some Lake Tahoe recreation sites to open early

Some recreational areas around Lake Tahoe will be opened early for the 2014 season, the U.S. Forest Service announced Monday. Inspiration Point, Logan Shoals, Chimney Beach, and Secret Harbor open April 21 and Sawmill Pond and the Sandpit OHV areas open May 1. Baldwin Beach and Nevada Beach and Campground open May 9.

Reno Coin Club’s 30th Anniversary featured at annual National Coin Week Celebration at Nevada State Museum April 25-26

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Repeats every day until Sat Apr 26 2014 .
April 25, 2014 - 10:00am
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April 26, 2014 - 10:00am

With the theme, “Celebrating Civic Service,” Nevada State Museum in Carson City and the Reno Coin Club will join coin collectors from across the United States the for the 91st Annual National Coin Week, April 20 to 26. Nevada’s observance is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26 at the museum, the site of the original U.S. Mint in Carson City.

What Works: Grow your business without as much green

The other day, I had a conversation with a client who had a tiny marketing budget. Although their product was great, they had a hard time getting the word out because they couldn't afford to advertise like they wanted. Advertising is important, but it’s not end end-all, be-all of business. There are three things you need to build a customer base, or what I’d like to call your future fan base.

1) A product or service worth talking about
2) An opportunity to expose people to that winning product or service

Carson City deputies make felony fugitive, domestic battery and drug conspiracy arrests

A Carson City man was jailed Sunday on suspicion of felony domestic battery with strangulation. Michael Robson was arrested in the 1300 block of Ashby Court at 1:03 a.m.

According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the area of Menlo and Lompa streets after dispatch received a call about a female screaming and children crying.

It's Your City with Chris Bayer, director of Court Appointed Special Advocates

Chris Bayer tells us about CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA of Carson City advocates volunteer to "speak up" for children in First Judicial District of Nevada child welfare cases — Carson City and Storey County. Bayer serves as director.

Children enter these cases when Nevada's Division of Child and Family Services has determined it is unsafe for the child to remain at home due to abuse or neglect.

Fracking Hits Home in Nevada

More than 2 miles beneath the surface of Nevada's high desert, they're cracking open rocks in search of oily wealth.

Tickets on sale for May performances of 'Chicago'

Western Nevada College's Musical Theatre Company brings the sizzling Broadway blockbuster, 'Chicago,' to Carson City, weekends, May 9-18.

Set in the Windy City during the ‘Roaring’ 1920's, the show follows the stories of two murderers, and entertains mightily with one explosive dance number after another

Starring are Kristin Charismas as Roxie, Robin Kato as Velma, Jeff Chamberlin as Billy Flynn, Cindy Sabatini as Mama Morton, Jeffrey Fast as Amos Hart and Christina Bourne as Mary Sunshine. More than 30 dancers complete the cast.

Carson City School District Can't Keep Holding Budget Line, Superintendent Says

While the tentative plan for next year’s budget is to keep spending the same, Superintendent Richard Stokes warned that certain expenses can’t go on being ignored.

Nevada GOP Drops Platforms Against Abortions, Gay Marriage, Endorses Sandoval

Amid raucous debate, Nevada Republican Party conventioneers on Saturday stripped opposition to gay marriage and abortion from the party platform and endorsed Gov. Brian Sandoval for governor in the June 10 primary despite misgivings by conservatives, his criticism of the process and his absence from the meeting.

Feds to Pursue Effort to End Dispute With Rancher

A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years.

Inside Vendor Sidewalk Sale

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Repeats every day until Sun Apr 27 2014 .
April 23, 2014 (All day)
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April 26, 2014 (All day)
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Inside the Carson Mall. Free Event From 10am April 23 to 5pm daily until April 27, 2014. Find jewelry, handmade crafts, unique foods and more.

Mother's Day Arts and Crafts Fair

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Repeats every day until Sun May 11 2014 .
May 2, 2014 (All day)
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May 11, 2014 (All day)

Find Great Gifts for Mom inside the Carson Mall at an arts and crafts event. You will also find new and unique items that mom is sure to love.

Randy Ide is "Key'd Up"

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Repeats every week until Wed Jun 25 2014 .
April 16, 2014 - 2:00pm
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April 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
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April 30, 2014 - 2:00pm
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May 7, 2014 - 2:00pm
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May 14, 2014 - 2:00pm
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May 21, 2014 - 2:00pm
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May 28, 2014 - 2:00pm
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June 4, 2014 - 2:00pm
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June 11, 2014 - 2:00pm
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June 18, 2014 - 2:00pm
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June 25, 2014 - 2:00pm

At Bridger Mountain Boutique inside the Carson Mall every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm. The event is free and one you are sure to enjoy.

Investigate the Bundy Ranch Incident

The following is 200 words, precisely at the limit for a letter to the editor of a newspaper. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO USE IT.

Dear Governor,
US Senators and Congressmen,
State Senators and Assemblymen,

Please launch a full investigation of the Bundy Ranch incident last week.

Comstock Shootout soccer tournament kickoff weekend in Carson City underway

Dozens of teams, hundreds of players and car loads of parents arrived in Carson City this weekend for the 21st annual Comstock Shootout Soccer Tournament.

Hosted by the Carson City American Youth Soccer Organization Region #140 and Carson Futbol Club, around 80 soccer teams are playing in the girl’s tournament this weekend with 68 boys teams set to play April 25-26. The tournament is an open tournament sanctioned by AYSO and US Club Soccer.

Western Nevada College Softball: Wildcats smack school-record 22 hits

It was the type of half inning that Western Nevada College softball players won’t soon forget. Thirteen Wildcats came to the plate in the fourth inning, with nine of them hitting their way on base. By the time the damage was done, eight Wildcats had crossed the plate, turning a 3-1 deficit into a 9-3 lead.

The big rally inspired the Wildcats to swat a school-record 22 hits en route to a 14-6 Scenic West Athletic Conference victory and a doubleheader split with the Colorado Northwest Community College Spartans on Saturday in Rangely, Colo.

WNC Baseball: Wildcats' Stolo and Harber among list of contributors in two wins

Little was going right for Western Nevada College in the second game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday in Carson City. The Wildcats’ bullpen was struggling to throw strikes, helping Colorado Northwestern build a 6-1 lead.

With ace Ben Wright frustrating Wildcat hitters, it seemed as if WNC’s chances of staying in hot pursuit of Scenic West Athletic Conference leader Salt Lake City were dimming.

Beautiful day in Carson City today

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April 12, 2014 - 4:00pm

Here are some photos submitted today by Carson Now reader Jill Hettrick.

Nevada Wolf Pack puts in a spring football warmup Saturday in Carson City

It was the first live action of the year for the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack as they hosted themselves Saturday in a scrimmage at Carson High School in Carson City.

Building excitement for the season has its advantages, said Nick Rolovich, the Pack's offensive coordinator.

"It's important to engage the community and get everybody excited early," said Rolovich. "We are going the right way everyday and playing for each other. We expect everything these athletes have next season and we know for a fact that they will leave it all on the field next fall."

Ward 3 Carson City Supervisor John McKenna Launches Re-election Campaign

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April 22, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Committee to Re-elect John McKenna will host a Campaign Kick Off party on Tuesday, April 22, from 5 – 7 pm at Glen Eagles restaurant in Carson City.

John McKenna is the current Ward 3 Supervisor for Carson City. Local residents are encouraged to attend and ask questions and offer input on the issues facing Carson City.

A $20 donation includes appetizers and one drink. Glen Eagles is located at 3700 N. Carson St. in Carson City.
For additional information call 775-315-0141.

Carson City area road report for the week of April 14-20

Here is the Carson City area road report, courtesy of the public works department, for the week of April 14-20, 2014. There will be a single lane closure on N. Carson Street northbound approaching the intersection with Hot Springs Road on Monday, April 14, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Only the left turn lane of the intersection will be affected.

Carson City Sheriff's Office to conduct April 19 saturation patrols

The Carson City Sheriff's Office will conduct saturation patrols along Carson City roadways on Saturday, April 19 and a DUI compliance checkpoint on Saturday, April 26.

WNC Baseball: Wildcats grab double header in Carson City

Western Nevada College took little time Friday afternoon to take control in the opener doubleheader of a four-game Scenic West Athletic Conference series against Colorado Northwestern Community College. In just one inning, the Wildcats established a 6-0 lead and never looked back.

The nightcap brought a closer contest, but WNC held on for a 6-4 win. The victories left the Wildcats in second place as the schedule nears tournament time, while the much-improved Colorado Northwestern team still sits near the bottom of the league.

WNC Softball: Makenzie Hospodka, Covione Power Wildcats to Split with Colorado Northwestern

Katilyn Covione pitched a complete-game four-hitter and Makenzie Hospodka knocked in five runs as Western Nevada College softball team returned to the win column in the Scenic West Athletic Conference.

After dropping the opening game of a doubleheader to Colorado Northwestern Community College on Friday, the Carson City based Wildcats battered the Spartans, 8-1, in game two in Rangely, Colo., to end a 16-game SWAC losing streak.
“It wasn’t just a win. I thought it was one of our best games all year,” said WNC coach Leah Wentworth. “They played a really solid game all the way around.”

Shag Cooper

Jan. 26, 1947 - April 6, 2014 Long time Fallon resident James Edward Cooper (Shag) passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was prece...

Anthony “Tony” Christopher DelVecchio (DEVO)

1966 - 2014 Anthony “Tony” Christopher DelVecchio (DEVO), age 47, passed away March 28, 2014 of unknown causes at home wit...

Dayton Students to Stage 'Romeo & Juliet'

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May 16, 2014 (All day)

Dayton Intermediate School's drama students present "Romeo & Juliet," in two performances, May 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Open to the public, the play is under the direction of drama teacher Michelle Crain, assisted by her husband Cameron Crain. The school's seventh- and eighth-grade students perform this timeless classic about young and tragic love. Cost to attend is $5 per person.
Dayton Intermediate is located at 315 Dayton Valley Road.

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