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Pizza Factory extends help Thursday to Eagle Valley Middle School

Event Date: 
September 18, 2014 (All day)

This Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., The Pizza Factory is helping to raise money for the Eagle Valley Middle School Parent Teacher Organization. The generous owners will be donating 20 percent off the entire day's earnings back to our school to help pay for CRT snacks for the entire student body and hopefully buy us some much needed outdoor picnic tables for our students and staff to enjoy during the beautiful weather.

Carson City area musicians Invited to Friday's Tuneville at BAC ahead of documentary

Tuneville Sept. 19 will be in the Performance Hall Lobby
Tuneville Sept. 19 will be in the Performance Hall Lobby
Event Date: 
September 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Musicians are invited to "Give What You Can and Play" before the film "Find Your Way: A Busker's Documentary" this Friday at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City. Tuneville Session invites acoustic musicians to play at the BAC Performance Hall lobby Sept. 19 from 5 to 6:45 p.m.

Weather Service: Smoke to get worse through Thursday

The National Weather Service in Reno has provided this image which shows the probable areas of smoke through Friday based on forecast wind information and assuming the King Fire remains active.

Southwest winds will keep the smoke area in the general same area through Wednesday. Winds will turn more westerly behind a cold front on Thursday and push smoke more into western Nevada.

Red's Old 395 joins Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada spotlight campaign

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada announced Tuesday that Red’s Old 395 Grill in Carson City is a spotlight business of the month. During the month of September, Red’s Old 395 Grill is collecting funds for a donation to the organization.

Carson City sheriff's arrest log for Tuesday

A 22-year-old Carson City man was arrested Monday on a felony charge of parole violation and misdemeanor charges of petit larceny after allegedly taking clothing and a watch from two department stores, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Shawn Anderson was booked into jail at 6:38 p.m. without bail awaiting a hearing for the parole violation charge. According to the arrest report, Anderson was stopped outside of Kohl’s by loss prevention after being seen leaving the store with a shirt. Anderson threw the shirt at the security officer and took off running, leaving his getaway vehicle.

New charter school provides fresh hope for students

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Lyon County denies request for V&T commission funding

Saying Lyon County receives little or no financial benefit from the project, the Lyon County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to reject a request from the Nevada Commission for the Reconstruction of the V&T Railway for funding.
The commission requested Lyon, Storey and Douglas counties and Carson City to contribute funding to the commission’s budget, as stipulated in the enabling legislation that created the V&T Commission.

Major Sports Need Major Overhaul In Domestic Violence Policies

So for the last couple of weeks we have seen the issue of domestic violence come into the forefront of major sports and its athletes. The NFL of course taking most of the attention with the Ray Rice turmoil. MLB has also been put into the spotlight when its commissioner Bud Selig was asked about the issue during his farewell tour in San Francisco. Here is part of what he had to say on the subject:

Carson City Chamber and Visitors Bureau have new homes

As of 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, the Carson City Chamber of Commerce has officially purchased the Visitors Bureau share of the building both agencies jointly inhabited since 1989. The Visitors Bureau is now leasing space in the downtown core at the corner of Carson and Washington Street at 716 N. Carson Street.

The Chamber will remain at 1900 S. Carson Street and will occupy the space vacated by the Bureau after extensive remodeling. Both agencies will have official open houses in the near future.

John Connolly

July 4, 1926 - Sep. 3, 2014 John Connolly, 88, of Carson City, NV. Passed away September 3, 2014, at his home. He was born July 4, 19...

Christopher Edgar Reynolds

Sep. 2, 1978 - Sep. 1, 2014 Christopher Edgar Reynolds of Washoe Valley passed away on September 1st. Born on September 2nd, 1978 in ...

Breezy conditions through Wednesday with smoke from California fires possible

Low pressure nearing the California coast will continue to produce gusty winds across the Sierra and western Nevada Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

Peak gusts by Wednesday could reach 40 mph with stronger gusts in wind prone areas. Boaters on Lake Tahoe should use caution Tuesday and consider staying off the lake Wednesday. Travel may also be restricted along Interstate 80 and Highway 395 for high profile vehicles.

West Nile Virus confirmed in Carson City

The presence of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Carson City, the Nevada Department of Agriculture announced Monday. Officials tested wetlands, ditches and other small bodies of water during the first week of September and of the samples collected so far the virus is present in one of the test sites.

The site was in a rural, eastern area of Carson City, along the Carson River, said Dustin Boothe, division manager and epidemiologist for the Carson City Health and Human Services.

Forest Service to host Heavenly expansion proposal open house Thursday

The U.S. Forest Service will hold an open house on Thursday, September 18, 2014, to explain and answer questions about its draft analysis of a proposal from Heavenly Mountain Resort to expand year-round, non-skiing activities at the Lake Tahoe resort.

Statewide recycled art contest underway

The Nevada Recycles program has partnered with Las Vegas Sands Corp. to support a statewide recycled art contest to increase Nevadans’ awareness and interest in recycling.

Entrants must be Nevada residents and projects must be composed of used recyclable materials. Submission of entry form and photos of artwork are due by Oct. 31, 2014.

In addition to a $200 prize to the first place class project, Las Vegas Sands Corp. will provide first, second and third ($250, $100, and $50 respectively) prizes in four categories: Kindergarten-grade 5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12 and Adult.

Report: Wealth gap stunts Nevada tax revenue growth

The amount of money Nevada gets from taxes is growing at a much slower pace than it did decades ago, a statistic that a new report attributes in part to the widening gap between the incomes of the top 1 percent of earners and everyone else.

21 locations on board for Saturday's Taste of the Comstock

Event Date: 
September 20, 2014 - 11:00am

This weekend’s inaugural Taste of the Comstock in historic Virginia City melds together food, drink and history for a complete sensory experience with 21 locations that will top the offerings: from candy stores and fine dining establishments to bed and breakfasts, barbecue houses and saloons.

What Works: Why so serious? Using humor to shift your attitude

There’s something special about a good parody. I always get a laugh when something is turned on its head and shown in a new comedic light. Lately, I’ve realized I can do that with my own fallible actions. When I use humor on it, I render it powerless, shut up the nagging negatively in my head, and can actually laugh at myself.

Stateline duo repositions downtown Carson City building

Steve and Wendy Kaplan, owners of the Carson City Square professional building talk about the improvements they have made to the building.

Pair hiding in crawl space arrested on felony drug charges

Two were arrested early Monday morning on felony drug and gross misdemeanor child endangerment charges after a search warrant led to their discovery in a crawl space where they were hiding, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Arrested were Michael Tiehm and Ashley Marie Makara, both 25, of Carson City. According to the arrest report, deputies went to a home in the 3100 block of Minonee Drive in an attempt to serve arrest warrants on the pair.

It's Your City: 2014 volunteer Fruit Barons harvest with Gianna Shirk and Tom Henderson

This week's edition of It's Your City is a discussion on Fruit Barons, a Carson City non-profit organization that will pick the fruit from your trees and donate it to various organizations to help the needy.

The program's founders are Tom Henderson and Gianna Shirk, who explain the core mission of Fruit Barons and upcoming events.

Drift smoke from Pollock Pines wildfire seen west of Carson City

UPDATE: Drift smoke from a large and growing wildfire in northern California was seen Sunday west of Carson City in the Hobart, Lakeview and Marlette areas. Carson City firefighters have checked the areas after several 911 calls were made to dispatch.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through Sept. 21

Here is the Carson City area road report for Sept. 15-21, 2014. Beginning Monday through Thursday the Carson City I-580 Freeway will have a single lane closure in the northbound direction due to maintenance between Fairview Drive and Carson Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. During this time, the speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph.

Carson City Democratic Women and Central Committee Candidates Barbecue

Event Date: 
September 14, 2014 - 4:00pm

On Sunday, Sept. 14 is the Carson City Democratic Women and Central Committee's annual candidates barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Marv Teixeira Pavilion formerly the Pony Express Pavilion.

Hear from candidates running for local and state offices plus get the latest information on ballot issues. Barbecue, salad and refreshments are $20 for adults, $5 for children and those under 5 are free. There will be a Bounce House and games for the kids.

Man jailed on felony invasion charge after breaking into day care center, eating bag of chips

A Carson City man was arrested early Saturday morning on a felony home invasion charge after he allegedly broke a window of a day care center, entered the facility and ate a bag of potato chips, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Nathan Richardson, 32, was found inside an East Telegraph day care center after deputies were called at 3:52 a.m. on a report of glass being broken in the area. Arriving officers noticed a man inside the day care center in the kitchen area, and the broken window. The man was eating potato chips near the refrigerator, according to the arrest report.

Tesla to put strain on Nevada in short term

The $5 billion Tesla battery factory deal sealed by Gov. Brian Sandoval and approved by a special session of the Legislature is a high-risk, high-reward project that could be a turning point for both the electric car company and Nevada as the state diversifies its economy and establishes itself as a leader in green energy.

But in the short term during the construction phase and with the planned hiring of 6,500 permanent workers, Tesla will put a strain on Northern Nevada where it will be built — from schools and roads to police and fire protection.

Senator Square: Busy week ahead with auditions, club meetings and basketball fundraiser

And so we begin week five of this year at Carson High School. The time passes so quickly. All sports teams are on a roll, and activities and clubs are full speed ahead as well.

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Anti-Common Core Meeting

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Thu Sep 18 2014 .
September 18, 2014 (All day)

John Eppolito has been called the foremost Common Core expert in the state of Nevada. John will share his fact based 45 minute PowerPoint presentation. As a former teacher, Eppolito's talk is appropriate for people who know nothing about CC and for people who have been studying CC for years. John was recently on Capital Crossfire discussing Common Core,

Northern Nevada lands bills scheduled for final passage Monday by House

Described as a historic package of Northern Nevada lands bills — six introduced by Congressman Mark Amodei and one by Rep. Steven Horsford — will be up for final passage in the House as a bipartisan suspension bill on Monday, Sept. 15.

Let's build a downtown Carson City for future generations

Remember when You were Young
Remember when You had Hopes and Dreams
Remember when You were Optimistic and People were Friendly
Remember when We were a downtown community with 2 lanes, Parking and Shopping

The Young need the Elders for their Wisdom and Guidance, so they can learn from our mistakes.
The Elders need the Young for their Optimism, Hope, and Enthusiasm, to keep them young at heart.
I am a third-generation Carsonite. I remember this city in the 60’s and 70’s. Recently, a gentleman told me this is a senior community, a thought shared by many.

Bluegrass music at the BAC with The Slide Mountain Band

Event Date: 
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Bluegrass fans take note: Sept. 27, 7 p.m., in the BAC’s Maize Harris Jesse Theater, the Roots Music Series presents The Slide Mountain Band.

This wonderful acoustic group has played all over Northern Nevada, and Eastern California. (They will drive further for hamburgers.)

Carson City sheriff's office steps up saturation patrol Friday

The Carson City Sheriff's Office will do saturation patrols throughout the city limits Friday, Sept. 19.
According to a news release, the focus will be on "speeding and careless drivers which often times leads to car crashes."

Carson TV News: Carson Chamber Singers

In this Carson TV News segment, guest anchor Taylor Radtke discusses the 2014-15 season of the Carson Chamber Singers and Carson City Symphony Chorus.

They perform several concerts each year and have sung throughout the area. They sing regularly with the Carson City Symphony and have performed in several concerts with the Reno Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra.

Carson TV News: Emergency Preparedness

Carson TV: Election Forums

There are a number of upcoming candidate events through September, including a number of candidate nights hosted by the League of Women Voters.

On Sunday, Sept. 14 is the Democratic Women and Central Committee's annual candidates barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Marv Teixeira Pavilion formerly the Pony Express Pavilion.

Carson City Council, US Navy League 30th Anniversary!

Event Date: 
September 17, 2014 - 5:30pm

The Carson City Council of the United States Navy League will celebrate its 30th Anniversary at our meeting on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The Dinner and meeting will be held in the Banquet Room at Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St., Carson City. The social hour will be at 5:30 PM and the dinner hour will begin at 6:15 PM. Attendees can access the Casino Buffett from the Banquet Room.
Mayor Bob Crowell, the Council’s first president will speak and hopefully be joined by some of the other original members of the council to help us celebrate the occasion!

Done deal: Sandoval signs record $1.3B tax break package for Tesla

Seven days and six hours after he proposed giving the biggest tax break in Nevada history to Tesla Motors, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed the deal into law late Thursday night.

Tesla signs letter promising to give $37.5 million for education

CARSON CITY — Tesla Motors Inc. has sent a letter to Gov. Brian Sandoval promising to give public schools in Nevada $37.5 million over five years.

A glimpse inside the Tesla lobbyists' Carson City HQ

Directly across the street from the Nevada Legislature sits a small, painted-brick building.

To get there, lobbyists and lawmakers alike must run the gauntlet of a crosswalk across Highway 395, where cars may or may not stop for you.

Today, sitting in the sun outside the little brick building are two gleaming Tesla Model S sports cars.

WNC Offers Fall and Winter Driver Education Courses in Carson City and Douglas County

CARSON CITY – New Driver Education courses for teens age 15 and older will be offered at Western Nevada College this fall and over the winter break. All courses are $100. Each session includes four days of instruction, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Two courses will meet on the WNC Carson City Campus on Saturdays, Sept. 20-Oct. 18, or Oct. 18-Nov. 15 (no class Nov. 1, Nevada Day Weekend). A winter break class will be offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, Dec. 29, 30, 31 and Jan. 2. The Carson City classes include four hours on a driving simulator.

Meet the candidates at the Carson City Republican Women’s Club luncheon

Event Date: 
September 16, 2014 (All day)

Meet your candidates running for office at the September Luncheon meeting of the Carson City Republican Women’s Club. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 11:30AM at GOLD DUST WEST, Carson City, NV. This is your opportunity to visit with those running for office.

RSVP suggested by Friday, September 12, 2014: Jane Richards 775-297-3712 sweetpea48@charter.net $20.00 (Cash only, no checks)

Statewide Nevada 150 events held throughout second half of September

Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of September. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Sept. 15 through 30.

Attract tourist dollars to Nevada by using Highway 95

As an incentive for Telsa and other companies to build in the Reno – Tahoe Industrial Center on USA Parkway and benefit Nevada, Interstate 11 should be built from Yerrington to tie into the Reno – Tahoe Industrial Center and to I-80. This should be presented to Telsa now.

Interstate 11 should be built parallel to US Highway 95 from Las Vegas to Tonapah on a straight line from Tonaph to Yerrington. Also I- 580 should be extended from Carson City to Yerrington which would give a direct route to Carson City and Reno.

Brian Wakeling named NDOW game division administrator

The Nevada Department of Wildlife on Monday named Brian Wakeling as Game Division Administrator. The position oversees the division responsible for management, protection, research and monitoring of wildlife classified as game mammals, upland and migratory game birds and furbearing mammals.

Wakeling has over 25 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. In his most recent position there, Brian served as a Wildlife Management Branch Supervisor for Arizona, similar to the function he is now fulfilling for Nevada.

Public safety: Expect more motorcycles on road with run up to Street Vibrations

As summer gives way to fall we are seeing the last few weeks of motorcycle riding time for our recreational and fair weather riders. This has led to an increase in motorcycle activity around Carson City as the days are still warm. With Street Vibrations around the corner you will be sharing the roadway with even more riders.

Solar storms could produce Aurora borealis visible over Northern Nevada

Two recent solar storms may produce northern lights visible over Northern Nevada on Friday and Saturday.
NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center predicts that the two solar eruptions that happened earlier this week will travel past Earth, producing geomagnetic storms — explosions of magnetic field and plasma from the Sun's corona out into space.

An Evening with George Whittell, Jr. Sept. 16 at Gold Hill Hotel Chautauqua

Event Date: 
September 16, 2014 - 7:30pm

On Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Mr. Whittell will pay a visit to the Gold Hill Hotel from his summer retreat at the Thunderbird Lodge on Lake Tahoe. He will undoubtedly have some stories that include Bill the Lion, his elephant Mingo, surviving World Wars I and II, and his six custom Duesenberg luxury cars.

Whittell is played by Steve Hale in first person and costume. In the Chautauqua you may be the first to hear about his big plans for his 30,000 acre estate and 27 miles of shoreline on the Lake!

Outdoors with Don Q: The fall season is a special time of the year

Fall is that time of the year when there are a multitude of all kinds of interesting outdoor activities in this general area of the Far West. Here is a listing of some of the fall activities that might be of interest:

Apple Hill, California.
Basque Festival in Carson City.
Candy Dance in Genoa.
Celtic Celebration in Reno.
Closing of the 2014 fishing seasons at Fort Churchill Cooling Ponds, Hinkson Slough, Hobart Reservoir, Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area, North Pond and Topaz Lake in Nevada.

Carson City sheriff’s arrest log for Thursday

A 25-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday, 8:36 a.m. in the 200 block of Hackamore Way on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer.

According to the arrest report, officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a possible structure fire. Officers were advised there had been suspicious activity in the home and that subjects with warrants for their arrests had been hiding inside.

Amodei statement on 9/11 anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today released the following statement on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:

“There is a commemorative license plate in Nevada featuring the words ‘United We Stand’ and ‘We Will Never Forget.’ On this 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, my thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the 2,977 victims whose lives were mindlessly taken by evil men in the name of radical Islam.

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