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Carson City Sheriff's Office administration functions closed Friday in honor of Arlene Keller

The Carson City Sheriff's Office administrative functions will be closed Friday as staff pays their respects to Arlene Denmark Keller, 64, a Lead Support Specialist with the sheriff's office since 1991, who died April 19, 2014.

Services will be held Friday, 10 a.m. at Shepherd of the Sierra, 3680 Highway 395. Keller is survived by her husband Charles Keller, daughters Hilary Smith, Wendy Tims and son Charles Keller III. A loving wife and mother, her laughter and cheer will be missed by all at the city and Sheriff’s Office staff.

Outdoors with Don Q: Expect Sierra snow ahead of opening day of California fishing season

Opening day of fishing in California is Saturday, April 26 and while thousands of anglers will be looking for their own sweet spots along rivers, lakes, reservoirs and streams, there is little doubt that most favorite waterways have been affected by the ongoing drought.

Ribbon cutting at Bealls

Photos from Bealls grand opening this morning.

Tour of Carson City 2014

Please join Bike Habitat and Muscle Powered for the 7th Annual Tour of Carson City bicycle ride! May is Bike Month in Carson City, and we’ll be kicking off the festivities with this fun ride on Sunday, May 4th. Signups are at 9:00 AM, ride begins at 9:30 AM. The ride will begin and end at the Bike Habitat, and tour around the perimeter of Carson City for a moderately paced 27-30 mile bike ride.

Hundreds of shoppers arrive at Carson Mall for Bealls department store grand opening

Bealls opened Thursday morning at Carson Mall to great fanfare with hundreds of customers arriving early to shop at Carson City's newest department store.

Bealls store manager Kessn Flitton said customers filed into the 24,000-square-foot store for the grand opening ribbon cutting, taking advantage of bargains, sales, 25 percent off coupons, shopping sprees, gift card and merchandise giveaways.

At least 300 customers went through cashier lines within the first hour of opening, said Regional Manager Lewis Rael.

Second Person Involved in Dayton Accident Dies

The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash on Highway 50 in Dayton on Tuesday has died.

Ana Laura Munoz, 18, of Carson City, was driving a black Audi when she made a left turn from Ambrose Lane to go westbound on US 50 in front of a commercial vehicle traveling eastbound and was struck in the intersection.

A passenger in the car, David Arroyo Lamas, 18, of Dayton, died Tuesday night.

Comstock Mining to Participate at the Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference

VIRGINIA CITY - Comstock Mining Inc. ("Comstock Mining" or "the Company") (NYSE MKT: LODE) announced today that Corrado De Gasperis, President & CEO, will be a panelist discussing "What To Look For In And The Importance Of Feasibility Studies"at the upcoming "Current Trends in Mining Finance" conference hosted by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. together with the New York Section of the SME.

Nevada Was Once Home to Second-deepest Mine Shaft in the World

Nevada was once home to the second-deepest mine shaft in the world.

Sierra Lutheran Spanish Students Receive Spanish Meal as Reward

Herb Schewe, Spanish teacher at Sierra Lutheran High School, treated his students to Mexican cuisine at El Charro Avita in Carson City on Wednesday as a reward for their hard work over the year.

Kirkpatrick Addresses Margins Tax Impact

Assembly speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick had a twofold message for the Northern Nevada Development Authority on Wednesday morning.

Draft Report Sees Benefit in State Taking US Land

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A report being prepared for Nevada lawmakers says the state could benefit by taking over millions of acres of rangeland currently controlled by federal agencies.

Initiative Seeks to Legalize Pot in Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A pro-marijuana group hoping to ride a wave of mounting acceptance for cannabis filed an initiative petition Wednesday seeking to legalize recreational pot use in Nevada.

CHS United Blood Services Blood Drive

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April 30, 2014 - 7:30am

Find the Hero in You. Join the Carson High School National Honor Society for its annual Spring Blood Drive.

Sign up online at BloodHero.com and use code word: "Senators" on the Donate Blood Tab.

Or, drop in at the Carson High School small gym April 30, 2014, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please join the National Honor Society in supporting this worthwhile event!

Doug Busey's Lake Tahoe and Sierra fishing report for opening day of California fishing

Hello fellow anglers. There is less than four days to go before the California fishing season officially opens. When the sun comes up on April 26, 2014 there will be a lot of casting going on.

I urge every angler who has purchased a sport fishing license to also pick up a copy of the fishing regulations. The game wardens will be out checking to make sure that we all follow the regulations.

Still time to sign up for Caddyshack-themed Golf Fore The Kids Charity Children's Golf Tournament

Signups are underway for the Caddyshack-themed Golf Fore The Kids Charity Children's Golf Tournament to be held on Sunday, May 4, at Eagle Valley East Golf Course in Carson City.

Hosted by the Carson City Downtown Business Association, the tournament will benefit the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada and the Eagle Valley Children's Home.

Three arrested on heroin possession charges in Carson City Tri-Net sting

Tri-Net Narcotics Task Force arrested three men Wednesday afternoon in Carson City on felony heroin possession charges as well as obstructing officers and drug paraphernalia.

The arrests went down at around 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of a Carson City fast food restaurant in the 300 block of William Street. According to task force officers, the men resisted arrest at first but were quickly detained.

Ten-digit dialing for customers in 702 area code mandatory beginning May 3

Las Vegas, Nev. – A new dialing procedure for telephone customers within the existing Southern Nevada 702 area code becomes mandatory next week.

Beginning May 3, customers must dial 10 digits — the area code plus the telephone number — for all local calls. Callers who dial seven digits will receive a recorded message instructing them to dial 10 digits.

Storm system to bring gusty winds and rain to valleys, snow in the Sierra

Another strong cold front will push through the Sierra and western Nevada region Thursday into Friday, bringing rain to the valleys and snow to Lake Tahoe, according to the National Weather Service. Ahead of the front gusty winds will develop with gusts up to 45 mph and locally higher in wind prone areas.

Lyon County Republican Golf Tournament

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May 31, 2014 (All day)

The Lyon County Republican Central Committee will host a Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at The Golf Club at Fernley. Elected officials and candidates are among the invitees. Tee off time is 9:00 a.m. Registration is $80.00 per golfer, which includes cart, range balls and lunch. If you’d like lunch only, it is $25.00. Sponsorships are still available. The official deadline for entry is April 30, 2014; however, we will accept entries and sponsorships for a couple more weeks.

Many theft-related crimes are preventable

Many petty larceny incidents in Carson City are entirely preventable. Most are crimes of opportunity where the thief's job is made easier by items left in plain view in cars and trucks, unlocked houses, bicycles, property that was not secured, and placing trust in untrustworthy "friends."

Here is a list of items stolen during late February to late April 2014 that were entirely preventable, had property owners taken actions to make sure they kept their belongings. Only half the items/cases have value of the property attached to them. Those that do, were worth almost $20,500.

Carson City sheriff's detectives release video, images of Rand Avenue liquor store robbery

The Carson City Sheriff's Office has released surveillance images of an armed robbery that happened Saturday at a Rand Avenue liquor store.

Dayton teen dies in Tuesday Highway 50 accident

An 18-year-old Dayton man died in a crash involving a big rig Tuesday on Highway 50 and Ambrose Lane in Dayton, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

David Arroyo Lamas died Tuesday night at Renown Medical Center in Reno. He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Ana Laura Munoz, 18, of Carson City. She is in critical condition, said NHP Trooper Dave Gibson.

The driver of the big rig involved in the crash is Gary Alan Williams, 61, of St. George, Utah. He was also hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.

Care Flight called to accident on Highway 50 and Pine Cone in Dayton

UPDATE: A 66-year-old Silver Springs woman was flown by Care Flight after a single vehicle accident Wednesday morning in which her car went more than 300 feet down an embankment off of Highway 50 and Pine Cone Road in Dayton, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The woman, Claire Musty, was flown to Renown Medical Center in Reno with a possible broken femur, said NHP Trooper Dan Lopez.

Carson City Sheriff's Office warns of new phone scam using law enforcement officers names

The Carson City Sheriff's Office is again receiving calls from the public in regards to money scams. The first one involves citizens being called and told that a warrant for their arrest has been issued for failure to show up for jury duty.

The caller identifies himself using an actual deputy or Nevada Highway Patrol officers name to convince the called party that this is real.

The caller has also given the name of current judges as being the ones who have signed the warrant. He will then try to convince the called party to send a MoneyPak or some other form of pre-paid debit card.

Richard Neil Getschman

February 17, 1930 - April 18, 2014 Richard Neil Getschman went to be with his eternal father, April 18, 2014. H...

Arlene Denmark Keller

October 23, 1949 - April 2014 Arlene Denmark Keller, Born October 23, 1949 - April 2014. Oakland, California to...

Emma Jeanne Diggs Grim

August 24, 1926 - April 18, 2014 Jeanne Grim, 87, died peacefully early Good Friday morning at The Lodge in Car...

Richard Nicholas Tedesco (Dick)

July 24, 1932 - April 9, 2014 Dick was born in Sheepshead Bay, New York and raised in the Bronx. He spent many ...

Alice Joanne Cook

January 6, 1933 - April 21, 2014 Alice Joanne Cook, of Fallon, passed away April 21, 2014 at Banner Hospital after a short illness. A...

Kristi Rasmussen

Kristi Rasmussen is gone now. We loved her. And we all miss her. We just wanted her to be well. We didn’t want her to hurt, and we di...

Richard King

Richard King passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 21st at the age of 87. He is survived by daughters, Kelly and Kendall; gran...

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The Nevada Artists Association is inviting artists from Northern Nevada and California to enter this art exhibit at Carson City's Brewery Arts Center Gallery. The "Spring Show" is open to all artists, NAA membership is not required. Opening April 28th this show runs through June 27th. The Gallery is open 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday.

Chamber presents Spirit of Enterprise Award to Congressman Amodei

On behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Robert Crowell presented the Spirit of Enterprise Award to U.S. Congressman Mark Amodei at the Carson City Chamber’s Soup’s On! luncheon Tuesday.

The award is presented to those congressmen voting for pro-business legislation sponsored by the U.S. Chamber. This is the congressman’s third Spirit of Enterprise award from the U.S. Chamber confirming his continued commitment to business.

Photo provided by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

Carson High Teacher Found Dead in Arizona

The Carson City High School community is mourning the loss of one of their teachers, Debbie Elder. Maricopa County Medical Examiner's office told KRNV that Elder died in Arizona on Saturday. The Mesa Police Department said her death appears to be a suicide.

Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes said Mrs. Elder was a 24-year teacher of the school district, teaching math at Carson High School and before that, Carson Middle School.

Nevada First Lady Promotes Denim Day

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — First lady Kathleen Sandoval is encouraging Nevadans to wear blue jeans on Wednesday as part of a campaign to promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Denim Day.

National Coin Week at State Museum

With the theme “Celebrating Civic Service,” Nevada State Museum and the Reno Coin Club joins coin collectors from across the United States for the 91st annual National Coin Week observation. The museum, which is site of the original U.S. Mint in Carson City, hosts celebrations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Common Core Standards for 2014-2015 Discussed

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The controversial educational platform known as Common Core took center stage in Carson City on Tuesday.

Old Scolari's Space in Carson City Receives Facelift

A 99 Cents Only Stores outlet is expected to open in half the old Scolari’s Food & Drug. Co. space on East William Street in Carson City, according to real estate and city planning people.

Lancers prove too much for Carson to handle on the softball diamond

There was early action on the softball diamond as Carson hosted McQueen Tuesday. McQueen needed little to no time to take the advantage in the top of the first going up 4-0 after a couple wild pitches and a plethora of good at-bats by their Lancer offense.

Carson rolls over Lancers 11-1

It was a cold one to say the least at Ron McNutt field in Carson City Tuesday, but that didn't slow down the Carson Senators as they rolled over the Lancers. After a scoreless top of the first inning, Carson needed no time warming up in the cold weather picking up three runs early in the bottom of the first with a couple of singles, a sacrifice fly and a booming double by Jace Zampirro.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of April 23-30

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, northern California and the Sierra. This Saturday, April 26, 2014 is the opening day for fishing in most California waters. Remember to keep your fishing license in view, the thermos filled with coffee and tight lines all the way.

Carson City man gets prison for liquor bottle attack

A Carson City man was sentenced Tuesday to a minimum of 40 months in prison for the injuries he caused when he hit a man in the head with a liquor bottle during a fight.

Dayton man arrested on felony burglary charge after confronting ex at restaurant

A 41-year-old man was jailed Monday on a felony charge of vehicle burglary and a lesser charge of domestic battery after an argument over taxes and paperwork escalated with his former common law wife at her place of business.

David Alexander of Dayton was being held at Carson City Jail on $28,137 bond. According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a casino in the 3800 block of South Carson Street in reference to a domestic battery.

Dog Town Rescue Adoption Event Saturday

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April 26, 2014 - 11:00am

Join Dog Town Rescue for our monthly adoption event at the Carson City PetCo, 911 Topsy Lane, Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We have a great variety of family-friendly dogs just waiting to find their forever homes. All dogs are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, and are available for a $100 adoption donation.

See all of the available dogs at www.dogtownrescue.com

License plate sales fund Lake Tahoe environmental preservation projects

Nine projects have been awarded grants through the 2014 Lake Tahoe License Plate program, which generated around $350,000 last year from the sale of special plates through the DMV. Grant recipients were announced Tuesday by the Nevada Division of State Lands.

Grants are made available annually for projects that preserve and restore the natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Pizza Factory Helps Eagle Valley Middle School on Thursday

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April 24, 2014 (All day)

Students and staff at Eagle Valley Middle School need the community's help. Thursday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., the generous owners of Pizza Factory 3120 Hwy. 50 E., #3, will donate 20 percent of the entire day's earnings to the EVMS parent teacher organization.

The donation will help with purchase CRT testing snacks for the entire student body. The community is asked to come in, call in or carry out pizza, sandwiches or pasta and help raise funds for Eagle Valley Middle School.

Two Care Flight helicopters sent after big rig crash in Dayton

UPDATE: Two people are in critical condition after a crash Tuesday on Highway 50 at Ambrose Lane in Dayton, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

NHP crash investigation details learned so far indicate a 2004 black Audi four-door vehicle making a left turn from Ambrose lane onto Highway 50 pulled in front of a red 2007 Wabash tractor pulling a trailer, said NHP Trooper Dave Gibson. The tractor struck the Audi in the drivers’ door with its front pushing it off onto the South shoulder.

Column: 2014 tax numbers for vehicle driving

In 2014 the standard business driving mileage rate is 56 cents per mile. IRS adjusted that down from the 56.5 cents per mile in 2013.

If the business had four or less vehicles, it is OK to use the mileage rate instead of actual expenses. However, each vehicle’s tax basis (cost) is to be reduced by the depreciation component — 22 cents per mile. That will be important when the vehicle is sold.

Two Carson City men jailed on multiple felony charges following burglary, vehicle chase

Two men were arrested Monday and face multiple felony charges after they allegedly stole a vehicle and then went to Kohl's where they stole an Xbox and then led Carson City sheriff's deputies on a brief chase.

Jacob Andrew Pacheaco, 27, and Danny Maxfield Jr., 37, were arrested separately, with Maxfield jumping out of a moving vehicle, suffering injuries which required him to go the hospital.

Carson City Symphony's 'Sagebrush Celebration' staged Sunday at community center

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April 27, 2014 - 4:00pm

The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, continues its 30th season on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4 p.m., with a concert, "Sagebrush Celebration," at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City. Featured guest soloist is violinist Andrew Sords in his third appearance with the Symphony, playing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

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