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Dog Town Rescue adoption event Saturday

Event Date: 
July 26, 2014 - 11:00am

It's time again for our monthly adoption event at PetCo, 911 Topsy Lane in south Carson City. We have a great variety of amazing dogs, all hoping to find that special person to love. Our dogs are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, and are available for a $100 donation.

If you would like to take your new friend home with you on Saturday, please pre-apply by downloading an application at: www.dogtownrescue.com and emailing it to us at: dogtownmutts@gmail.com

Adopters who have not been pre-approved, will have to wait until the following Saturday to pick up their dog.

Weather Service: Strong storms in Storey, southern Lyon counties

UPDATE: Strong thunderstorm being tracked 13 miles northeast of Virginia City.
National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking two strong thunderstorms this Monday afternoon.

As of 4:21 p.m. the first storm was southeast of Smith Valley moving northwest at 15 mph. The other storm was 18 miles southwest of Yerington and moving northeast at 15 mph.

Lightning is associated with the storms as well as moderate rain and small, pea-sized hail and gusty winds to 50 mph.

Carson City firefighters respond to downed power line at Elm and Crain streets

Carson City firefighters were called to Elm and Crain streets near the base of C-Hll at around 3 p.m. for a power line that was down. The line was said to be live and sitting in both lanes of traffic. The road was closed in the area and Carson City sheriff's officers are re-directing traffic.

NV Energy has been notified. It is unknown what brought the power line down. Winds are calm, about 8 mph from the northwest.

Informant helps Carson City sheriff’s SET officers bust two for meth trafficking and sales

Two men were arrested Friday on suspicion of felony meth trafficking and sales following a sting operation that involved an informant, according to a Carson City Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team officer.

Daniel Alan Martin, 35, and Steven Vincent, 27, both of Carson City, face multiple felony charges. Approximately 16 grams of methamphetamine was recovered in the operation that involved text messaging leading up to a drug transaction.

Conrad Gifford Sprenger

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What Works: Not all who wander are lost

I spent last Saturday and Sunday at Wanderlust, an amazing yoga, music, and meditation festival held at Squaw Valley each year. I feel blessed to live in Carson City and able to access festivals like this. People fly in from all over the nation to attend Wanderlust and I get to drive up and bliss out during the day and then sleep in my own comfy bed at night.

Going to this festival each year always adds tools to my toolkit, which I give freely to my clients and to you, my dear readers, today.

Here are the top ten things I learned at Wanderlust Squaw Valley this year.

Tahoe Temper

Event Date: 
July 20, 2014 (All day)

Nationally recognized western singer-songwriter duo to perform in Carson City

Tom May and Chris Kennedy are scheduled to perform in Carson City, NV at The Brewery Arts Center performance hall, 511 West King St., Friday, July 25 at 7:30P p.m.

Tom May is a folksinger, songwriter and author who has been touring, performing, and recording for over forty years. He is also the host/producer of the radio show, “River City Folk,” heard on dozens of radio stations weekly since 1985 and on XM Satellite Radio throughout the country.

Youth Theatre Carson City presents Seussical The Musical, Jr. beginning July 25

Youth Theatre Carson City is thrilled to announce our upcoming production of SEUSSICAL, JR., an exciting adventure through the world of Dr. Seuss. The show will run two weekends, July 25 – August 3, 2014 in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center. SEUSSICAL, JR. is great fun for the whole family. Over 70 young local performers portray all the characters from the popular Dr. Seuss books in this fantastical musical extravaganza.

Live theatrical performance Thursday brings John C. Fremont to Nevada State Museum

John C. Fremont, the famed explorer who named, mapped and trekked the Great Basin comes to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in a theatrical presentation by Chautauquan Alastair Morley Jaques. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the one-person performance that is part of the monthly Frances Humphrey Lecture series.

Wild weather weekend around Carson City

National Weather Service storm totals around Carson City and Carson Valley are impressive. After months of being without rain, Mother Nature chose Sunday to spring open the clouds and pour down the buckets after a week’s worth of near record-high temperatures, thunderstorms, lightning strikes, power outages, gusty winds and wildfires.

Capital Crossfire: Our Youth At Risk

This week's Capital Crossfire, Shelly Aldean and Karl Neathammer welcome guests Judge Kristin Luis and Carson City Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Ben Bianchi. The discussion is today’s juvenile justice system and the segment is called “Our Youth At Risk.”

Judge Kristin N. Luis was appointed Juvenile Court Special Master for the First Judicial District Court in October 2010, to replace David I. Nielsen who retired from the position in November 2010. Kristin was a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno and Gonzaga University, School of Law.

It's Your City with Ward 2 Carson City Supervisor Brad Bonkowski

Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski provides an update on the actions taken by the Board of Supervisors at its July 17, 2014 board meeting These actions include a review of financial policies, getting the ball rolling on the multi-pupose athletic center and new animal shelter, and renaming the Pony Express Pavilion to honor the late mayor Marv Teixeira.

How To Win Every Argument, Every Time

Several days ago, my dad and I had a conversation. Our conversation started like most other people start theirs. He expressed his thoughts and concerns and I parried back with mine. At the end of the day we were both frustrated with the whole conversation. It was a stalemate. He didn’t understand me and I didn’t understand him. Which seems very familiar with some of the conversations I’ve had with my wife.

How can two people in the same room, speaking the same language, not understand each other? How many conversations like that, have you had?

Heavy rain moves into Carson City, weather service issues Flash Flood Warning

Lightning strikes, heavy rain and flash flooding are being reported this afternoon around Carson City and Douglas County. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for west central Carson City and northwest Douglas County until 5:30 p.m.

Performance of The Firebird Ballet

Event Date: 
August 3, 2014 (All day)

Pinkerton Ballet Theatre Presents:
The Firebird
Sunday, August 3rd
First performance at 2:00 p.m.
Second performance at 6:00 p.m.
Champagne Reception from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. between performances
Tickets: $15 for Adult $10 for children and seniors (plus $1.50 performance enhancement fee)
Tickets available at www.breweryarts.org

Carson City health inspection report

Food and restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division.

Highway 50 East repaving begins tonight

A spokesman for the Nevada Department of Transportation said the $6 million contract will repave and improve the highway from Arrowhead Drive at Carson City's eastern border to a mile east of State Route 341, the cutoff to Gold Hill and Virginia City.

Nevada, local government workers retiring later

Nevada's state and local government employees are retiring at a much later age than just a decade ago, a trend that will have ramifications for the financial health of the $33.5 billion public pension plan.

Photographer captures amazing progression of lightning strikes Saturday over Carson City

Carson Now reader Scott Gorno took these amazing photos of the lighting strikes around Carson City early Saturday evening. The strikes touched off several small brush fires around the north, east and west sides of town, capping a week of repeated storm systems that moved through Northern Nevada, with one causing Wednesday's Clear Creek Fire.

Lightning in East Carson City

Photo of Saturday's storm and a large lightning strike by Carson Now reader Monica Ward. In the second and third photos we see the storm brewing. Go here for more about Saturday's storm that brought rain (finally!) and hail to Carson City and go here for some amazing photos by Carson Now reader Scott Gorno that shows a progression of lightning strikes over Carson City.

101-year-old veteran surprised with big check after home invasion

It has been a good week for 101-year-old veteran James Sorrentino of Carson City. It is a far cry from his Memorial Day weekend this year, when he and his caretaker were robbed at gunpoint in his home.

Earlier this week, the robbers were arraigned in court. Both pleaded guilty and face up to 35 years in prison.

Firefighters still working brush fire at Ash Canyon, rain helps douse flames at other fires

UPDATE 8:04PM: Firefighters called to a brush fire in the area of Duck Hill. Firefighters were alerted of smoke seen in the Goni Road area.

UPDATE 7:35PM: About 70 NV customers in the Indian Hills area remain without power, according to NV Energy. There are three other areas without power: East Corbett, with 5 customers, Hiko Court, 28, and South Curry, 13.

UPDATE: 6:27PM: A power outage continues in the area off of North Roop and William Street, also affecting John Street, according to NV Energy spokesman Karl Walquist. About 176 customers are without power there. Estimated time for it to be restored is around 8:15 p.m.

Another power outage, affecting 15 customers, is near South Curry Street between Fifth Street and Fairview. Both outages were likely caused by lightning strikes, Walquist said.

UPDATE 6:10 PM: The two fires in Kings Canyon have been extinguished thanks to rain and citizens who helped in the firefighting efforts, said Carson City Fire Chief Stacey Giomi.

The Ash Canyon fire is the only one burning right now, he said. It is high up into the canyon and about 1/2 mile off of the trail. Firefighters are hiking into the area. The good news is the heavy rain aided in knocking down much of the smoke and flame, he said.

A handful of firefighters remain in the field behind Little and Roop. That fire burned about 1/2 an acre and came close to nearby homes but heavy rain and hail moved in just in time to help knock it down, Giomi said. It is currently being mopped up.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through July 27

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of July 20-27, 2014: There will be road work on the section of Timberline Drive between both intersections with Prospect Drive. This section will be open to local traffic only, and through traffic will be detoured onto Prospect Drive.

There will be utility work primarily in the street shoulder on weekdays at the following locations. Minimal delays are possible.

— Gulch Road between Wagon Wheel Road and Combs Canyon Road.
— Lakeview Road west of Combs Canyon Road.
— Sandy Circle.

Clear Creek fire fully contained

Firefighters were able to fully contain the Clear Creek fire by 7 p.m. Friday night, according to Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center.

There will be a Type 4 Incident Comander, 2 crews and an engine working and monitoring the Clear Creek fire today. The 187-acre fire on the south side of Highway 50 west, is believed to have started by a lightning strike on Wednesday.

'Farm City' author tours Carson City Greenhouse Project ahead of Saturday talk

Author Novella Carpenter, left center, tours the Greenhouse Project with founder Karen Abowd, left, and garden educator Camille Jones, on Friday, July 18, 2014. Carpenter, who wrote the New York Times Bestseller "Farm City," will speak at the Carson City Library Summer Reading Program for adults event at the Farmer's Market Saturday at 11 a.m.

Highway 50 paving project in Moundhouse area begins Sunday

Major paving work is scheduled to begin Sunday evening on Highway 50 in the Moundhouse area as part of a Nevada Department of Transportation project to enhance the highway.

Robert “Bob” C. Brogan

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Elizabeth “Jean” Peterson

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Nevada wildlife officials euthanize black bear in Genoa after repeated goat kills

A male black bear was euthanized Friday in Genoa for killing livestock, Nevada Department of Wildlife officials said. It is the first bear killed this year determined to be depredating livestock. In 2013 two bears were euthanized for the same reason.

The bear, estimated to be six years of age, had been handled by NDOW personnel two other times before, earlier this week and in April.

Man fills shopping cart at Gardnerville Walmart and leaves without paying

Douglas County authorities say the man in the photograph above filled a shopping cart full of goods July 3 at the Walmart store in Gardnerville and left without paying. A reward is being offered to anyone with information that leads to his arrest and conviction.

The man was seen leaving the store and then loading the shopping cart full of merchandise into a dark-colored SUV, said Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Pat Brooks.

Winemaker’s Dinner at Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar in Gardnerville to Feature the Wines of Darcie Kent Vineyards

Winemaker’s Dinner at Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar in Gardnerville
Event Date: 
July 24, 2014 - 6:00pm

Join us as we present a superb three-course meal, topped by wines from one of the premier vineyards in California, Darcie Kent Vineyards.

A representative will join us from the winery, to enhance the pleasure of each wine with its particular story.

About Darcie Kent Vineyards and their wines:
"Sourced from some of the finest Central Coast wine regions, our single vineyard wines express both the beauty and uniqueness of their localities."

Citrus-Honey Grilled Shrimp
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Wild Rice & Citrus Salad

Man convicted of killing 'Little Rascals' actor dies in prison

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A man convicted of fatally stabbing former “Little Rascals” actor Jay R. Smith and dumping his body in the desert in 2002 has died in prison.

Man turns himself into Carson City jail deputies on a felony credit card fraud warrant

Here is the Carson City Sheriff’s Office arrest report for July 16-17, 2014. Those arrested and facing criminal charges are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

A 32-year-old Reno man, Benjamin Sowda, was booked Thursday into Carson City Jail on a felony warrant for failure to appear on a charge of fraudulent use of a credit card, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

WheelHouse skate, apparel and supplement store celebrates grand opening Saturday

The spirit of enterprise soars Saturday in Carson City with the grand opening of The WheelHouse, a skate, apparel, bike and supplement shop dedicated to those who push themselves upward in all the right ways.

Developed by three budding entrepreneurs committed to two and four-wheel adventures, WheelHouse is a concept store that offers a variety of urban and skate apparel, skateboards and bikes, as well as health and nutrition supplements.


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Leona Beryl Wood

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UNR hosts scientific gathering to track socio-environmental systems in mountain regions

An ancient forest of mature pine trees, standing upright under 100 feet of water in a small lake in the Lake Tahoe Basin, helps scientists as they study how changing climate can affect mountain environments and the communities in them. The trees, discovered and studied by a University of Nevada, Reno, researcher, are remnants of a 200-year-long medieval drought.

The site is a stop on one of the field trips of a four-day international conference on mountain observatories held at the University of Nevada, Reno July 16-19.

Full containment expected Saturday on Clear Creek fire

Fire officials downsized the Clear Creek fire to 187 acres, with 75 percent now contained and full containment estimated by 5 p.m. Saturday, according to Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center.

The fire, on the south side of Highway 50 west, is believed to have started by a lightning strike on Wednesday. Today crews plan to hold the perimeter and complete line construction around the fire.

Women to Women with Diane Hansen

This week’s Women to Women is with Diane Hansen, Chief Inspiration Officer of What Works Coaching, a coaching firm that has helped people worldwide with their businesses, careers, mindsets, and profit margins. The Texas native received her bachelor’s degree from California State University-San Bernardino College of Business and Public Administration respectively.

Nevada jobless figures lowest in six years, Carson City at 7.9 percent in June

Unemployment figures for Carson City continue to improve, dropping to 7.9 percent for the year after slight improvements in June. Statewide, Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 7.7 percent in June, the lowest it has been in nearly six years.

Over the year, unemployment in the Reno/Sparks metro area is down 2.8 points, and Carson City is down 2.5 points, according to figures released Friday from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Reno/Sparks and Carson City each fell by 0.1 percentage points to 7.2 and 7.9 percent, respectively.

Outdoors with Don Q: Some “Q-Tips” for the summer

Now that we are in the heart of summer, here are some "Q-Tips," that, hopefully, should make your visits more enjoyable to the Great Outdoors:

Freedom Fest BBQ with Special Guest Speaker Jan Morgan

Jan Morgan, Freedom Fest BBQ, Last Ounce of Courage, CCRW, CCRCC
Event Date: 
July 24, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Freedom Fest BBQ will be held at Glen Eagles Restaurant in Carson City on July 24, 6 p.m. with MC Monica Jaye and nationally recognized 2nd Amendment Advocate and Guest Speaker Jan Morgan.

Only 200 tickets will be sold for the Gun Raffle. Enjoy music and the Movie: "Last Once of Courage." Glen Eagles Restaurant, 3700 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV. The cost is $10 per person. (cash only please). The event is hosted by the Carson City Republican Women and Carson City Republican Central Committee. Family and Friends welcome. Go to www.janmorganmedia.com.

Army Guard, Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association team up for new partnership

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Army National Guard is set to team up with the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and become one of the association's partners for the 2014-2015 academic year, Nevada Guard and
NIAA officials said Thursday. The NIAA is the non-profit organization of secondary schools in Nevada that acts as the governing body of high school athletics and activities.

Fire doused quickly at Tahoe Golf Club Drive

UPDATE: A 30-foot by 50-foot fire was quickly snuffed this afternoon in the Lake Tahoe Golf Club Drive area, said Carson City Fire Chief Stacey Giomi.

Arriving firefighters were able to knock it down quickly before it got into the trees, said Chief Giomi.


Carson City fire crews were called to a new fire in the area of Lake Tahoe Golf Club Drive off of Highway 50, and in the general vicinity of the Clear Creek Fire.

Mama Quail and Kids stroll Downtown Carson City

I was privileged to spotting this Mama Quail taking her 11 little ones (yes, there are 11!) on a stroll in downtown Carson City yesterday.

Flash Flood Watch in effect through Friday night for much of the Carson City region

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday evening for Carson City, Lyon, Storey, Douglas and southern Washoe counties, according to the National Weather Service.

Slow moving thunderstorms such as those that moved through the area Tuesday and Wednesday, are capable of producing heavy rainfall in a short amount of time.

Artown has gone to the dogs!

Visit us at Art Paws
Event Date: 
July 20, 2014 - 10:00am

Join thousands of revelers and best fur friends at Art Paws, Artown's only dog-friendly event. Enjoy a variety of food vendors, animal artists, canine activities and contests, beer and wine libations, great live music, hourly raffles and a silent action. Sunday, July 20 from 10-5, McKinley Arts & Culture Center Park @ 925 Riverside Dr.

Pets of the Homeless, a nonprofit will be there collecting pet food for the disadvantaged in Northern Nevada. To learn more about Pets of the Homeless visit www.petsofthehomeless.org

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