Friday, June 14, 2013 - 5:24pm
With Flag Day ceremonies across the state and throughout the nation, the Carson City Elks Lodge No. 2177, in partnership with the Carson City Emblem Club. 507, celebrated its annual American Flag Day ceremony Friday. Guests were given a historical presentation of the flag and its importance as the symbol of our country.
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 2:38pm
The following food inspection report is made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. It also includes a motel inspection. This report is for the week ending June 14, 2013.
Inspections include: ball field concession stands, a mobile food vehicle, convenience stores, snack bars, retail grocery stores, bars, a cabaret, lounges, nonprofit agency food facility, caterers and restaurants.
See the full report below.
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 11:02am
With April unemployment stats showing more Carson City residents finding employment following statewide recessionary woes from 2008 to 2011, the hope of more hiring opportunities will be in the spotlight today, Friday, at a second Carson City job fair.
Around 50 employers will be on hand from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center. Among the employers will be those representing area casinos, local manufacturers, home health, home improvement outlets, department stores, retail, banking, staffing agencies and restaurants.
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 11:18am
It's going to be a very busy Saturday in Carson City with so much to do for every age group. An event women will love is the Designer Purse Sale sponsored by the Carson City Senior Citizens Center between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Women can never have enough purses and this will be a way to have some incredible purses at a fraction
of the retail cost. All funds raised help provide meals for our local senior citizens. The Senior Center has served nearly 92,000 meals in their FY 2011-2012.
The senior center is located at 911 Beverly Drive.
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 10:16am
Two men were arrested early Friday morning in the 1800 block of Long Street in Carson City and face multiple charges, including battery on police officers and resisting arrest. A 20-year-old Carson City man later told officers both had been under the influence of LSD and marijuana.
According to the arrest report, deputies were dispatched to the area of 1800 East Long Street late Thursday night after reports came in of a man screaming and stating he had a bloody nose.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 2:54pm
Two former Western Nevada College baseball players may soon meet again, in the 2013 College World Series.
North Carolina State relief pitcher Andrew Woeck and Oregon State reliever Brandon Jackson are also among a growing number of former Wildcats student athletes who made it to the College World Series after also playing in the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., a year earlier.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 2:25pm
Lyon County will receive $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Interior for revenue generated on public land, Sen. Harry Reid announced Thursday. Douglas County will receive $615,397 and Carson City $116,138.
Statewide funds totaling $23.3 million will be received from from the Department, which collects about $14 billion in revenue annually from commercial activities on federal lands, such as oil and gas leasing, livestock grazing and timber harvesting.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 12:17pm
CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval signed SB374 into law Wednesday evening, which authorizes and regulates medical marijuana dispensaries to serve Nevadans with medical marijuana cards. The bill also contains provisions to continue to allow home-growing until 2016. (It’s currently legal...
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 1:43pm
A 38-year-old Carson City man faces a felony sexual assault charge, admitting to investigators that he committed the crime against a 16-year-old girl.
Joaquin Canales-Montes is being held on $100,000 bail. He was arrested Tuesday after agreeing to a voluntary interview by Carson City Sheriff's Office investigators. The crime happened in the 3000 block of Airport Road around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, he told officers after he was read his Miranda rights and agreed to speak.
Carson Now is withholding information to protect the victim.
In other arrests:
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 11:51am
Private citizens in Nevada can keep selling firearms to each other without doing background checks. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed SB221 Thursday.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 11:10am
CARSON CITY — Nevada's program to provide college scholarships to deserving students will continue through 2018, with a $15 million cash infusion to the Gov. Guinn Millennium Scholarship program, State Treasurer Kate Marshall announced this week.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 10:38am
Tickets are still available for the capital city's premiere summer event, the 20th annual Taste of DownTown Carson City, which returns Saturday with a feast for foodies that stretches 13 blocks.
More than 40 restaurants and ten live bands are on tap for this favorite Northern Nevada event to benefit Advocates to End Domestic Violence.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 3:50pm
Food For Thought seeks service groups or individuals to help with their Saddle Up For Kids Carnival on June 29.
They are in need of service groups/organizations/individuals to run carnival game booths. The booths run from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, June 29 at Mills Park and they need afternoon help from 1:30-5:30. They are also in need of help to teardown from 5-6:30.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 3:01pm
With political flame throwing at an all-time high, there has indeed been something missing from the Carson City air waves lately.
Sure, civility doesn't make the headlines these days, but what happens when two people can disagree, throw in some hilarious zingers at themselves and each other and still remain long-standing friends when the studio lights go dim?
Welcome to Capital CrossFire 2.0., a program that will return to the Carson City airwaves after a 10-year hiatus.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 4:09pm
UPDATE 8:05PM: State Route 207 Kingsbury Grade is now open to motorist with controls. Please use caution around firefighters and equipment that remain working the fire.
Fire personnel will remain on scene to gain further containment of this fire. The cause of this fire is still under investigation.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 11:23pm
CARSON CITY — On late Tuesday, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill that will create a tax incentive program to lure film productions to Nevada.
Introduced by Sen. Aaron Ford, Senate Bill 165 would provide up to $20 million in tax breaks for production companies that spend at least 60 percent of their money toward making movies in Nevada.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 11:50am
The Carson City Downtown 20/20 will hold its membership meeting tonight, Wednesday, at the Brewery Arts Center, 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Come be a part of Carson City's growth. Share your voice, gifts and talents in an active and positive way. Share your interest in events, arts and culture, promotions and business activity.
All are welcome to the meeting.
The group will discuss: The Revitalization Plan, Bi-laws, Non Profit Status, Their Committees- Business Activity, Promotions and Design and membership. Open to the public, all interested parties and supporters are encouraged to...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 10:57am
An area of low pressure moving into the Pacific Northwest will increase winds today throughout the Carson City region, producing gusts of 35 to 45 mph from late this morning and into this evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 9:51pm
Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong recently returned from a national conference in Atlanta where experts from around the country discussed how to prevent people from committing mass casualty attacks. Furlong was asked to talk about the shooter who opened fire and killed four at the Carson City IHOP in 2011.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 7:11pm
Two Carson City women were arrested Monday in separate cases involving warrants alleging felony statutory sexual seduction in one instance, and gross misdemeanor indecent exposure in another.
Tracy Lynn Cervantes, 24, was arrested in the 2700 block of Menlo Drive at 1:31 p.m. A warrant had been issued for her arrest on June 5. She also faces a misdemeanor charge of being in violation of a suspended sentence. Bail: $21,000.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 10:48pm
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 June 12-19.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 4:47pm
New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins will lead a Meet the Authors dessert and wine reception in Carson City on Friday, June 14 from 6:30 to 9 pm in the Carson Nugget Community Hall in the Aspen Building on the Western Nevada College Campus.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 2:45pm
CARSON CITY — Just over one week after the end of the 77th legislative session, Nevadans are still waiting for Gov. Brian Sandoval to take action on the controversial universal background check bill.
It is believed that the Governor will veto Senate Bill 221; however, it’s been nearly a week since the measure was enrolled and delivered to his office, and Sandoval has yet to announce his final decision.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 11:11am
CARSON CITY — Several bills that were introduced in the just-ended session of the Nevada Legislature didn’t get a chance to see the light of day in 2013. Here’s a look back on a few pieces of legislation that died this year:
Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have changed Reno’s and Sparks’ current voting system from citywide voting to ward-only voting, which would require voters to select the city council candidate who would represent the ward they live in.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 12:13pm
UPDATE 12:30PM: The fire burning near the long rifle range off of Flint Drive in Carson City is under control at this time, according to firefighters at the scene. The mop-up phase has begun and firefighters expect to be at the scene for at least 45 minutes to an hour, according to dispatch.
Carson City Fire Department personnel are responding to a wildfire this afternoon near the rifle range at 400 Flint Drive. Smoke is visible and flames are reportedly being fanned by gusty winds.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 8:35am
State Sen. Tick Segerblom says he’s optimistic Gov. Brian Sandoval will sign his medical marijuana dispensary bill, even though it could cost Nevada some $2 million.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 8:24am
Barbara Vucanovich, the “tough grandmother” who became the first woman elected to represent Nevada in Congress, has died. She was 91 and died Monday at a Reno care facility.
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 1:35pm
CARSON CITY — Since Thursday, Gov. Brian Sandoval has vetoed four more bills. This brings the number that were approved by the legislature this session but vetoed by Sandoval up to 12. Here’s a breakdown of the bills that didn’t make... Read More ›
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 12:52pm
UPDATE: A power outage affecting traffic lights from Long to 5th Street in Carson City this afternoon appears to be resolved. A downed power line from a gust of wind reportedly knocked out the power at around 12:40 p.m.
Traffic lights were up and functional at 12:55 p.m. along Washington and Robinson streets and other streets began to follow, according to Carson City dispatch.
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 11:56am
The Nevada Highway Patrol has identified a Lodi, Calif., woman as the victim of a two-vehicle fatal crash that happened Sunday on Highway 50 near Zephyr Cove at Lake Tahoe.
Reyna Vizcaara, 24, died at the scene of the crash, reported at 2:55 p.m., said NHP Trooper Chuck Allen. Four others were injured and taken to area hospitals, including three Carson City residents. Two remain hospitalized.
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 11:31am
Carson City area casinos report a loss in gaming profit for April, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reports Monday. Meanwhile, Reno and South Shore Lake Tahoe casinos saw big gains.
Statewide, gaming profits in Nevada fell slightly by 0.16 percent. Nevada casinos made $854,293,047 for the month. Carson City area casinos, which include those in Minden and Gardnerville, fell 2.66 percent, taking in April gaming profits of $7,883,290.
Reno casinos reported a gaming "win" of $44,143,808, up 15.3 percent over April 2012 figures.
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 9:43am
I can remember when, as a young child, I had small square wooden building blocks with painted letters and numbers on all the sides. They were about an inch and a half square. I could use them to learn to count or learn the ABC’s or make words. I could also stack them up and make buildings or forts. Their use was as unlimited as my imagination.
Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 5:02pm
UPDATE 9:35AM: NV Energy reports power being restored after Sunday's wind storm knocked trees into power lines and homes. Spokesman Karl Walquist said all circuits are operating after crews worked through the night. Walquist said all but maybe be one or two homes are without power.
UPDATE 9:30PM: About 2,000 NV Energy customers remain without power Sunday night after high winds battered Carson City during a thunderstorm, snapping trees into power lines and homes.
Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 6:32pm
Several lightning-sparked fires have been reported Sunday throughout northern and western Nevada and the Sierra, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center. Fires were also reported in Alpine County near Markleeville and Grover Hot Springs.
Go here for the latest fire roundup from the Dispatch Center and here to navigate the site.
Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 4:33pm
UPDATE: One person died in a vehicle crash in Zephyr Cove at Lake Tahoe across from the Tahoe Douglas Fire Station Sunday afternoon, confirmed Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Barbara Stapleton.
At least three others were injured, according to NHP dispatchers. Both lanes of Highway 50 were closed.
One victim was taken by ground ambulance to Carson City where they were transported by Calstar. The crash was reported to NHP at 2:55 p.m. at 875 Highway 50. The vehicles involved were blocking both lanes of traffic, according to the dispatcher.
Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 7:16pm
An open house to welcome the new Carson City District Manager, Bernadette Lovato, will be held Tuesday, June 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road in Carson City, Nev. The district has approximately 110 full time employees and manages about 4.8 million acres of federal public lands in 11 counties throughout western Nevada and eastern California through the Sierra Front and the Still Water field offices.
Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 10:52am
Let’s face it. It can be pretty easy to ignore a bunch of politicians getting together in Carson City to pass bills. Life is hectic, and if you paid absolutely no attention to what happened during the 120-day legislative session or did not know a legislative session had occurred, that’s all right.
Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 10:50am
Here is the Carson City area road and maintenance report for the week of June 10-16:
Due to continued construction of the Carson City Freeway project, Snyder Avenue is closed between E. Roland Street and Center Drive. Center Drive and Silver Sage Drive are also closed south of Appion Way.
Bennett Avenue is closed between Ponderosa Drive and Bigelow Drive. Bigelow Drive has been permanently closed between Roland Street and Bennett Avenue. Detours are signed.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 1:43pm
UPDATE 6:23PM: KTVN reports on its Facebook page most of the customers affected by Saturday's power outage in Carson City have had their power restored. Crews are still working to restore power to the areas that remain, but say it could still take several hours.
UPDATE 2:33PM: About 3,200 NV Energy customers are without power Saturday afternoon in north Carson City after a canopy blew into a power line causing it to arc.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 5:02pm
More than 1,100 selections went by in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft before the Baltimore Orioles chose Western Nevada College freshman outfielder Conor Harber on Saturday.
It marked the ninth straight year that the Wildcats have had at least one player taken in the 40-round draft. The 2009 draft was the only other time that the Wildcats didn’t have multiple current or past players selected.
Harber, who could play another season at WNC, start a pro career in the minors or sign with a four-year school, was taken by the Orioles with the 1,149th pick in the 38th round.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 11:44am
Power up the air conditioner or swamp cooler and turn those space and ceiling fans on high: Another hot day is underway here in Carson City, with record temperatures expected.
The National Weather Service in Reno is forecasting a high of 97 today, which would beat the record of 94 set in 1978. According to the weather service, the ridge of high pressure hanging over western Nevada is the one of the warmest air masses for early June during the last 30 years.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 12:54pm
Editor: Correction to Mr. Duane Heiny letter where he states that perhaps my nay vote against the Eagle Valley Golf Course had been influenced by the long-running effort spear headed by owners of the other two golf courses in Carson City to close Eagle Valley, and that they are both building contractors. This is absolutely not true.
The reason I voted against the lease is simple. The Board, as the governing body of Carson City, must always make sure that the public can bid on all city projects. I believe it is mandatory and I stated so at the Board meeting.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 10:40am
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a bill that streamlines the permitting process for the Burning Man festival and other events on federal land.
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 2:55pm
There will be new additions to the next “Red, White and Blue Barbecue” at the Carson Nugget. The next barbecue will be held on the Carson Street lot, across from the casino on Saturday, June 29th from 1:00 until 7:00 PM. This will be the second in a series of four “Red, White & Blue Barbecues” this summer. Admission is FREE and offer fun for all ages. Must pay for food.
New vendors are currently being sought to participate. Spots are $25 in advance. Interested parties can contact Mary Burgoon at MBurgoon@ccnugget.com.
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 5:22pm
by ALEX POMPLIANO Here’s one bill that didn’t stir up much controversy during the legislative session and, well, why would it? Gov. Brian Sandoval signed AB24 on Friday, which “makes various changes to Nevadan license plates”. What changes exactly? Nevadan drivers can now represent...
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 1:33am
The Carson City outdoor pool will be open for families to cool off on Sunday afternoons through summer. The pool had been closed Sundays for several seasons because of budget cuts.
Sunday's will have special rates and special themes to attract the entire family. With the many young families in Carson City, parks and recreation has decided to reopen the pool. Hours will be from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 4:00am
A 34-year-old Dayton woman faces a felony embezzlement charge after she admitted to authorities that she stole $4,200 from a Carson City loan agency that she managed and then spent a portion of the money at a local casino.
Tonya Ann Ramirez was jailed Wednesday after an interview with Carson City Sheriff's Office investigators which led to the confession. She also told authorities she had a gambling problem and had filed a false police report with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office in an attempt to conceal her actions.
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 1:13am
This week's Women to Women Nevada guest is Jennifer Bailey, a teacher and librarian at Riverview Elementary School in Dayton. Bailey has been battling cancer for 12 years, five of those years with stage 4. Bailey tells host Carol Paz how she works, raises a family and keeps a positive outlook on life with focus, positivity and confidence.
Monday, June 3, 2013 - 3:40pm
UPDATE: A funeral service for Janice R. Ayres, a longtime Carson City resident and champion for the elderly and disabled in Nevada, will be held today, Friday, in Carson City at the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of Musser and Division streets.
A gathering for family and friends of Ayres will follow at Cafe at Adele's, 1112 North Carson Street.
Ayres was 92...
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 2:18am
Summer beach reading favorites and a Saturday morning Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast are on tap beginning today at the Friends of the Carson City Library's Bargain Blast Book Bonanza.
All adult hardcover books will be 50 cents each and paperbacks will be 25 cents. The sale will be at the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop Street, today, Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.