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LaVonne Katherine Ackerman

Passed away Sept. 15, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 52. LaVonne was born to a career Navy man in Independence, C...

Wind shift keeps King Fire smoke away from Carson City

The King Fire, which started a week ago, Sept. 13, has now burned nearly 81,000 acres east of Pollock Pines in El Dorado County. As of Saturday morning, the human-caused fire is 10 percent contained.

Carson City dog lovers unite Saturday for successful CASI 5K-9 fun run

Dog lovers and their pooches by the dozens turned out Saturday for the third annual 5K9 run and walk at River View Park in Carson City.

The event was a fundraiser for the Carson Animal Services Initiative, also known as CASI, which brought out canines that ranged from the yipping pint-sized and standard to those with muscle mass and brawn that packed hearty barks.

Senators Football: Spanish Springs Holds Their Own Against Carson

Carson took on Spanish Springs Friday night in a textbook definition of a lively varsity football game. The contest was held at Carson who came in at 2-0 prior and the Cougars of Spanish Springs who came in at 1-1. It was a close game no doubt, with Spanish Springs edging out Carson 28-27.

As the weather cools, motorists can expect more deer on city streets

Fall is returning to the area and as the days and nights become cooler, many deer are being seen around Carson City. This brings another challenge to drivers who typically do not see them on the city streets. As they forage for food and water, they cross yards and roadways in their search.

As you drive around the city be aware that they may dart out in front of you when you least expect it. With this in mind, pay attention to the speed limits and drive very carefully in areas where visibility is limited by trees and bushes.

Susan Michele Dauphine

Susan Michele Dauphine of Carson City passed away on September 15, 2014 after a valiant fight with cancer. Beloved life partner of Ve...

Mary L. Bunten

Aug. 11, 1918 - Sep. 17, 2014 Mary L. Bunten, born August 11, 1918, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sept. 17, 2014 at the home of...

Safety seminar featured Sept. 27 as part of National Bullying Prevention Month

Carson ATA Karate for Kids is providing a free community Bullying Prevention and Stranger Safety seminar on Saturday, Sept. 27 to kick off National Bullying Prevention Month in October.

The event, starting at 11 a.m., begins with the reading of a proclamation by Carson City Supervisor Brad Bonkowski, proclaiming October as Carson City Bullying Prevention Month, followed by Sheriff Ken Furlong talking about bullying and stranger safety from a law enforcement perspective.

Nevada county association celebrates Sesquicentennial tonight with western singers, UNR cadet band

Event Date: 
September 19, 2014 - 6:00pm

Tonight, Sept. 19, the Nevada Association of Counties will host a celebration of Nevada’s 150th birthday with a performance by local western musicians Richard Elloyen and Steve Wade.

The event will also feature the UNR Cadet Band and a chance to see inside one of Carson City’s historic pre-statehood homes. The event begins at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the historic Ormsby Rosser house at 3rd and Minnesota Streets in Carson City.

Multi-faith clergy pray together for Nevada at Governor’s Mansion

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Christian of various denominations, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish and Baha’i leaders gathered Wednesday at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City and prayed for the welfare of Nevada on its 150th anniversary as a state.

Organized by religious statesman Rajan Zed and Nevada 150 this “Nevada 150 Signature Event” was presided over by Nevada Lieutenant Gov. Brian K. Krolicki.

Dayton artist unveils painting of living Nevada governors and elected officials

Renowned Dayton artist, Steven Saylor, has completed his painting “Nine Cheers for the Silver State,” featuring current governor Brian Sandoval, the two U.S. Senators from Nevada, and Mark Amodei, who represents the Northern Nevada congressional district.

The painting celebrates the 150th anniversary of Nevada statehood and will raise funds for the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture, a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and promotion of the Comstock Historic District, a National Historic Landmark.

Injuries reported in vehicle crash at Carson Street and Arrowhead

Carson City firefighters responded to a traffic accident this afternoon involving three vehicles near Carson Street and Arrowhead Drive. The accident was dispatched at around 2 p.m. At least one person was injured and will be taken to the hospital. The extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.

The Nevada Highway Patrol was responding to the scene.

One of the vehicles was a minivan, and the other a white utility truck, which pulled into a convenience store parking lot, according to dispatch. Traffic in the area is being re-directed around the accident scene.

Activities planned by CASI beginning with Saturday's 5K9 fun run

Carson Animal Services Initiative volunteers have some fun activities scheduled for dogs and dog lovers during the month of September, starting off with the 5K9 run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 20. The event will take place at the River View Park at the end of east Fifth Street. Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. Start time is at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $25 for the first person, additional family members are $15. Please note that dogs must be leashed at all times.

More Carson City locations confirmed positive for West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus has been found in additional areas of Carson City, the Nevada Department of Agriculture said Friday. It has confirmed the presence in tested wetlands, ditches and other small bodies of water done early September, primarily along the I-580 freeway.

Northern Nevada HOPES Street Store hosts clothing drive and distribution

Event Date: 
October 6, 2014 - 10:00am

Northern Nevada HOPES is hosting a Street Store clothing drive from now through Oct. 5 and will be handing out clothes to the homeless and low-income population at HOPES on Oct. 6 from 10am to 2pm at 467 Ralston Street in Reno.

The Street Store is a “free pop-up clothing store” event hosted by organizations across the globe which allow patrons to choose outfits and take them home for free.

Final Environmental Impact Report released for North Lake Tahoe CalPeco Electric Project

The U.S. Forest Service, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, and California Public Utilities Commission have released a final environmental document for the electrical line upgrade project proposed by California Pacific Electric Company, now known as Liberty Utilities, in the North Lake Tahoe area.

Free Legal Aid Fair

Event Date: 
October 18, 2014 (All day)

FREE LEGAL AID FAIR will be on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 9am to 4pm at the Carson City Community Center, Sierra Room, 851 E. William Street.

Ask an attorney about your legal problem. Find out what legal resources are available to help you. Attorneys will be available to talk to you concerning: General Civil Law (non-criminal), Family Law (divorce, custody, guardianship), Bankruptcy Wills and Estates, Foreclosure and Other Real Property Matters, Landlord/Tenant, Debt Collection. Government Benefits, Employment, Immigration And MORE...For more information call VARN at (775) 883-8278.

Northern Nevada fire team making difference at King Fire

Among the nearly 4,000 individuals currently fighting the King Fire in El Dorado County, Calif., there are several from northern Nevada including Carson City with an engine and four firefighters, and crews from Storey, Washoe and Douglas counties. It's been a long few days for the members of the strike team who were called to the fire.

The northern Nevada team was one of the first to show up at the King Fire. "We're clearing in preparation for the fire coming and pretty much whatever we need to do to protect structures and get a hold on this fire," said Capt. Jason Danen with Carson City Fire.


June 4, 1949 - Sep. 16, 2014 Flo passed away suddenly at her home in Fernley on September 16, 2014. Flo was born in Sheridan, WY to L...

Amodei's Pyramid Lake bill passes Senate, set to become law

In a hopeful sign for the Northern Nevada lands bills awaiting a vote in the Senate, Congressman Mark Amodei's (NV-2) Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe – Fish Springs Ranch Settlement Act last night passed the Senate and is now headed to the President for signature.

"I want to thank Senators Reid and Heller for their work to pass this bill, as well as Senator Flake for releasing his hold," said Amodei. "This is good news for water users in the Truckee Meadows."

Industry experts collaborate in monthly workshops to help Nevada small businesses

Reducing the amount of Nevada small business closures is the goal of a new monthly workshop designed to educate business owners on how to assess their venture prior to licensing and launch. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, about half of all new establishments survive five years or more and about one-third survive 10 years or more.

Sparks woman dies in pedestrian accident Thursday night near McCarran and Prater Way

A 62-year-old Sparks woman was killed attempting to cross the intersection of McCarran and Prater Way in Sparks on Thursday night, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Maria Ramon Rivera-Depineda died when she was struck by a black Ford Mustang driven by a 51-year-old Sparks man. The woman died at the accident scene, reported at 9:55 p.m., said NHP Trooper Dave Gibson.

Woman jailed after allegedly lunging at bartender, kicking officer

A 46-year-old woman was arrested Thursday on battery charges after she allegedly lunged at a bartender, hit a bar manager with a cell phone and, later, kicked an officer as she was being arrested for disorderly conduct, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Storey County biofuel company gets $70 million DOD grant

Fulcrum BioEnergy’s Sierra BioFuels Plant that is being built in Storey County received a $70 million grant boost from the Department of Defense’s Advanced Drop-in Biofuels Production Project, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid announced Friday.

The grant award follows the Sept. 4 announcement by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the National Clean Energy Summit that the Department of Agriculture had finalized a $105 million loan guarantee for the Sierra BioFuels plant.

Friday King Fire update: Highway 50 reopens, air quality remains unhealthy

UPDATE: Air quality monitors in Carson City and Gardnerville are reporting levels of particulate matter in the unhealthy range due to smoke from the King fire in California, according to Nevada environmental health officials.

People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should consider moving activities indoors and avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

Carson City medical marijuana dispensary licenses recommended to be $25,000

Marijuana dispensary business licenses in Carson City will require $25,000 the first year based on direction the Board of Supervisors gave staff Thursday.

Carson City's unemployment declines slightly in August; job fair set for Sept. 26

Carson City's unemployment rate fell slightly to 7.5 percent in August along with Nevada's overall unemployment rate which also dipped to 7.6 percent, the lowest since August 2008 and down 2.2 points from a year ago, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports Friday.

Column: Cyclist rights and responsibilities when the rubber meets the road

Bicycling has become a very popular form of transportation, exercise and sport. We have seen a sharp increase in riders around the Carson City area and have observed both good and bad bicycle operators.

Many laws are in effect to protect bicyclists as they travel down the road but if you are a rider, there are some laws that apply to you as well. A cyclist is required to ride on the right side of the roadway so as to flow with traffic.

CHS Girls Tennis Team Car Wash Saturday at North Carson Street Les Schwab Tire

Event Date: 
September 20, 2014 - 9:00am

CHS Girls Tennis Team Car Wash Saturday at Les Schwab Tire. The Carson High School Girls' tennis team will be having a car wash fundraiser this Saturday at Les Schwab Tire, 3219 N Carson St., in Carson City from 8 a.m. to noon. A suggested minimum donation of $5 per car is requested.

Lake Tahoe fire officials: There are no evacuations at this present time

The following news release is from North Tahoe Fire Protection District Fire Chief Michael Schwartz and Meeks Bay Fire Protection District Chief Tim Alameda regarding the King Fire burning in El Dorado County. This announcement was forwarded Thursday evening by the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit public information officer:

Tahoe Residents and Visitors, There are No Evacuations at this present time

Senators Roll Over Hug On The Volleyball Court

The Carson Senators took on the Hawks of Hug High Thursday at home on the volleyball court. The Senators made quick work of the Hawks, taking care of business in less than an hour 25-3, 25-12, 25-12. It was a relatively textbook victory for the Senators, who at no point really seemed to struggle to put the Hawks away.

Clara Nell McGifford

Apr. 24, 1934 - Aug. 27, 2014 Clara Nell McGifford, 80, of Dayton, Nevada passed away peacefully at 11:14 pm from acute re...

Carson City Visitors Bureau asks: How do you say 'Sesquicentennial?'

The Carson City Visitors Bureau recently asked: "How do you say 'Sesquicentennial'? The results are as wide as the Silver State. Check out the video below and Celebrate 150 years Nevada Day weekend in Carson City, Oct. 28 to Nov. 1.

Nevada's steam driven Sesquicentennial celebration culminates in Carson City with the Saturday, Nov. 1 Nevada Day Parade. This year’s parade theme, “Happy 150th Birthday, Nevada” encourages Silver State revelers to salute Nevada’s Oct. 31 1864 admission to the union as the 36th state.

Job seekers take note: Carson City Job Fair set for Friday, Sept. 26

Event Date: 
September 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

Carson City Health and Human Services, Job Opportunities in Nevada (JOIN), and the Carson City Chamber of Commerce are presenting a Job Fair at the Community Center on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 2:00–4:30 P.M. for the general public.

Progress continues with Mt. Rose Highway repaving, improvement project

As crews make good progress on a project to repave and enhance the Mt. Rose Highway, the Nevada Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that paving continues on an upper segment of the highway.

Grand Opening: McCraw Insurance Services

Dan McCraw (center) cuts the ribbon for the grand opening of McCraw Insurance Services, with Carson City Chamber of Commerce President Terri McNutt (left) and Farmers Insurance District Manager Elizabeth Abarca-Angel.

South Lake Tahoe air show officials monitor King Fire developments; blaze prompts free admission to Saturday event

Smoke from the King Fire that originated in Pollock Pines has entered the Lake Tahoe Basin and is affecting visibility and air quality. City officials are closely monitoring the King Fire along with wind patterns from NOAA, visibility with the FAA and local and State law enforcement.

Free Nevada Health Link Info Meetings

Event Date: 
October 2, 2014 - 5:15pm

It's a free informational meeting to get questions answered and assistance in getting health insurance through the marketplace. Thursday October 2nd at 755 N. Roop St. Suite 211, Carson City, NV 89701. 5:15PM - 6:15PM.
Continues every Thursday throughout the month of October.

King Fire closes McKinney Rubicon Trail, prompts backcountry advisory for 2 wilderness areas

Because of the uncertain path of the King Fire, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has closed the McKinney Rubicon Trail and is advising against travel into the Desolation or Granite Chief wildernesses.

The Eldorado National Forest has issued a forest closure for its Desolation Wilderness trails and trailheads. In particular, hikers and equestrians should consider cancelling plans for overnight travel into the Desolation and Granite Chief wildernesses.

Carson TV News: Sunday is St. Teresa of Avila's annual Fall Festival

St. Teresa of Avila's annual Fall Festival will be held Sunday, Sep 21, 11:30 a.m. at Fuji Park. The festival begins with a Mass in the park followed by fun, food and games.

Follow Carson TV News at www.facebook.com/carsontvnews for updates, information and to learn more about the program, which airs weekly on Mondays, Charter Cable Channel 193, at 4:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. and throughout the week. Have a news tip? You can also submit photos and video to CarsonTVnews@gmail.com.

Carson City sheriff's arrest log for Thursday

A 25-year-old Carson City woman was jailed Wednesday on four felony charges in which a taser was deployed after she resisted arrest, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Kelsey Ann Wilkison was arrested, 6:35 p.m. at a casino in the 2260 block of East William Street after the altercation with deputies. She faces felony charges of probation violation, possession of a controlled substance and prescription pills without having a prescription, and a warrant for failure to appear.

Initial August unemployment claims fall from July but up over the year

Nevada's initial August unemployment claims fell 15.4 percent over July of this year, but are up 1.6 percent compared to 2013 figures for the month.

Initial claims have fallen compared to the previous year in 53 of the past 57 months, and August’s level, at 13,063 claims, is the fifth lowest for any month since the end of the recession, said Bill Anderson, chief economist for Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Watch it Live: Carson City Board of Supervisors

The Carson City Board of Supervisors meet today beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Sierra Room at the Carson City Community Center, 851 East William Street. Go here for the agenda and go here to watch it live.

King Fire slows Thursday; Man faces arson charges, $10 million bail; Lake Tahoe open

UPDATE FRIDAY 9AM: Highway 50 reopened Friday morning. Expect delays and partial lane closures. Westbound traffic is reduced to 1 lane from Riverton to Pollock Pines.

UPDATE: The King Fire was much less active Thursday and firefighters were able to gain control on the southwestern end of the fire near Pollock Pines. The fire is 10 percent contained as of Thursday night and has consumed 73,124 acres, Cal Fire officials said.

According to a Cal Fire public information officer the northernmost 'finger' of fire is around the west side of Hellhole Reservoir, headed to Chipmunk Ridge. There was structure protection preparation work at Hellhole Reservoir.

Smoke levels continue to plague western Nevada, particularly Carson City and Reno but the forecast calls for winds to change direction some and drive the smoke away, according a National Weather Service forecast discussion briefing issued Thursday night.

Carson City residents wish bypass could be done quicker

Several dozen area residents turned out Wednesday to take a close look at the Nevada Department of Transportation’s plans for the final stretch of the Carson freeway with most saying they just wish it could get finished faster and with the full interchange at U.S. 395 south.

Outdoors with Don Q: Exploring Alaska on the web

I have a "ton of fun" visiting all kinds of websites on the Internet, and enjoying all of their fascinating information and photos. They range all the way from our very own Carson Now Carson City to www.carsonvalleytimes.com in Douglas County to those in the far-flung corners of the world.

Of all of those far-flung websites, I mostly enjoy visiting those that are associated with the Far North: Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, The Northwest Territories and The Yukon.

Free Community BBQ, 150 Years of Statehood

Event Date: 
November 1, 2014 - 1:00pm
Save the Date! Free Community BBQ to help celebrate 150 years of statehood.

November 1, 2014, 1pm to 4pm

Good Food, Live Entertainment, Fun, 150th Quilt Show, Family History, & more …

Held at the Carson City Nevada Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 411 N.

CASI K9 Fun Run and Walk is Saturday; Pooch Plunge at the Carson City Aquatic Center Sept. 27

Event Date: 
September 27, 2014 - 9:00am

Two CASI events coming up. First is the third annual Carson Animal Services Initiative's 5K9 fun run/walk at Riverview Park on East Fifth Street in Carson City on Saturday, Sept. 20. The following week is the Pooch Plunge.

Saturday's K9 Walk/Run fundraising event is a great way for families to show off their pets while giving them some exercise too. Awards will be given to the 1st place male and female K9 finishers. Every participant receives a free gift.

National Constitution Day celebrates signing of historic U.S. document

September 17 is national Constitution Day. National Constitution Day celebrates the Constitution of the United States of America, which was signed on September 17, 1787.

The Constitution of the United States of America has survived longer than any other country’s constitution. The Constitution was established “in order to form a more perfect Union,” and, among other things “establish Justice.” Article III of the Constitution created the judicial department, and established the right of persons charged with a crime to be tried by a jury.

Nevada recoups $50 million investment with bankrupt Lehman Brothers

Six years after the collapse of financial firm Lehman Brothers, Nevada has recouped a $50 million investment it made with the now-bankrupt investor. For Treasurer Kate Marshall, the road to recovering the money has not been easy.
Marshall was treasurer when Nevada purchased $50 million worth of A-rated bonds from Lehman in 2007.

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