Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 9:53am
Thirteen blocks. Dozens of restaurants. Multiple live bands. One Day. Foodies prepare yourself because the best of Carson City's culinary side comes alive Saturday, June 15 at the 20th annual Taste of DownTown, the capital city's premiere downtown summer event.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 9:04pm
Victims of mass shootings — from Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut to the shooting that injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona — came to Carson City on Tuesday to show support for Senate Bill 221. The bill, if approved would require criminal background checks for all gun sales in Nevada.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 10:19pm
Here is the Memorial Day weekend fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of May 22-28. Pack plenty of sunscreen, fill your cooler full of cold beverages and enjoy the long holiday weekend.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 9:49pm
Signups continue for the 19th Gourmand Golf Scramble set for Sunday, June 2 at Eagle Valley West Golf Course. The tournament returns after a year hiatus and is sponsored by The Cracker Box, Café at Adele’s and Js’ Old Town Bistro. The tournament benefits the Community Counseling Center of Carson City. Breakfast and registration begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 4:14pm
CARSON CITY — The Assembly has passed a bill that will require a three-year suspension on black bear hunting in Nevada while the Department of Wildlife conducts a scientific study to determine if a healthy population of the animals can be sustained in the event that a sanctioned bear-hunting season is re-instituted permanently.
SB82 was originally aimed at banning bear hunting indefinitely but has since been amended several times. Only two Assembly members spoke prior to the vote during today’s Assembly Floor Session.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 3:24pm
by ALEX POMPLIANO
A bill that requires medical insurance plans with cancer coverage to pay more for oral chemotherapy medications passes the Assembly 39-0 on Tuesday.
SB266, which passed the Nevada Senate unanimously in April, would require health insurers to not charge patients more for oral chemotherapy medications (pills) than patients who are undergoing traditional IV chemotherapy. Such drugs can cost patients as much as $2,000 to $10,000 per month.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 2:55pm
The latest legislative funding proposals for Nevada’s rural community colleges will do serious harm to the economic development work now employed through a partnership between Northern Nevada Development Authority and Western Nevada College.
Saturday’s committee vote in the Nevada Legislature would result in a General Fund cut of 11.42 percent in the budget of Western Nevada College. This comes on top of more than 27 percent in reductions over the past five years, which led to a significant loss of academic programs, faculty, staff, and services.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 2:06pm
You've heard about the dangers of too much sun exposure and the need to use sunscreen. Still, you love the great outdoors and wouldn't miss a day of playing in the sun. Sunscreen? That is an afterthought. Or your prom or some other significant event is coming up so you opt for a tanning booth thinking….just this once. If any of these scenarios describes you, you may be setting yourself up for skin cancer.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 2:14pm
Insurance and healthcare reform information is available through a new website launched by the Nevada Division of Insurance.
The website provides Nevada consumers with comprehensive information about insurance and healthcare reform in Nevada. Members of the insurance industry will also find information about doing business in Nevada.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 1:28pm
A 24-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Monday, May 20, 1:31 p.m. at the intersection of Division and Spear streets after hitting a parked car while allegedly under the influence of drugs.
Officers report the woman slurred her speech and had trouble balancing when they interviewed her about the accident. According to the arrest report, the woman told officers she was diabetic. Fire personnel on scene reported her blood sugar was slightly elevated but not to where it would cause a problem, the report states.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 9:21am
History fills every rivet, trestle, whistle blow and clatter of the tracks. On Memorial Day Weekend passengers can take a journey more than 150 years old and join the ghosts of miners, gamblers, persons of ill-repute and politicians on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 7:36am
This Friday night May 24th, 6 PM at the Methodist Church in Carson City, Rick Gunn will be giving his soulcycler presentation. Words and Images from a 25,811-Mile bicycle journey Around-The-World. Soulcycler combines 350 breath-taking photos from 33 countries, set to music, accompanied by a selection of uniquely emotional stories from around the globe. Inspired by a series of formative experiences during his childhood, Gunn delivers a front-row seat to the pursuit of his lifelong dream of cycling the planet.
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 9:42pm
by ALEX POMPLIANO
With now just two weeks left in the 2013 Nevada Legislative Session, lawmakers are barreling through the process. In these final days, things can get hectic at the legislature, so here’s a graphic with five alive bills to watch closely as the 77th Session of the Nevada Legislature comes to a close:
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 5:33pm
SB243, commonly referred to as “Brianna’s Law,” passed the Assembly today in a vote of 29-9.
The bill would mandate the collection of DNA samples from individuals arrested on felony charges. It was named for Brianna Denison, a young college student who was murdered in Reno in 2008. SB243 passed the Senate by a unanimous vote last month. During today’s vote on the Assembly floor, seven Democrats and two Republicans voted against the measure. Only a few Assembly members commented on the bill prior to the vote.
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 4:49pm
A high school student was uninjured Monday after the vehicle he was driving flipped on its hood during a street race with another student that ended near Fremont Elementary School, a Carson City Sheriff's Office deputy said.
The rollover was on Saliman Road between Depot and Little streets a few hundred feet away from the elementary school, which was in session at the time, said Carson City Sheriff's Deputy Matt Smith.
The juvenile and another Carson High student, both teen boys of driving age, were cited and released to their parents. The wreck was reported at 1:41 p.m.
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 2:55pm
A 33-year-old Carson City man faces a gross misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure after allegedly urinating near the west door entrance of a Carson City casino early Monday morning.
Officers were called to the casino, located in the 2700 block of East William Street, at 2:40 a.m. after security reported an intoxicated man who wouldn't leave the premise. Two witnesses noted the man urinated on the side of the building, and it was also seen on casino surveillance.
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 8:49am
The Carson City Board of Supervisors are holding a special meeting today to discuss the city's Redevelopment Authority. The meeting, which began at 8:30 a.m. is at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street in the Sierra Room. Go here for the agenda and here to watch it live.
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 8:33am
The Carson City Sheriff's Office will step up DUI patrols for the coming Memorial Day weekend beginning Friday through May 27.
For the holiday period stretch there will be heavy saturation patrols for DUI drivers, a DUI checkpoint, and enforcing underage drinking laws. The purpose of these activities is to ensure that drivers in Carson City are safe and sober going into and during the holiday weekend, said Carson City Sheriff's Office Sgt. Darrin Sloan.
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 8:16am
Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell provides an update on the actions taken by the Board of Supervisors at its Thursday, May 16 meeting.
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Monday, May 20, 2013 - 7:58am
The Lyon County sheriff’s office is investigating the shooting death of a juvenile in Dayton over the weekend.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 6:47pm
For Western Nevada College’s baseball team and its fans, it didn’t seem like the Cochise fourth inning would ever end.
The inning started on Saturday afternoon, was interrupted by lightning and rain and then lasted an additional 28 minutes on Sunday afternoon in the Western District baseball tournament championship.
By the time the final out was recorded on a tag out by second baseman AJ Hernandez, 15 Apaches had batted and 10 runs had scored, erasing a one-run deficit as Cochise rolled to an 18-11 title-clinching victory over the Wildcats in Sterling, Colo.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 1:12pm
Rare coins by the thousands remain on display, for sale or trade today through 4 p.m. at the Carson Nugget at the annual Downtown Coin Club Show. This all-ages coin event brought more than 300 collectors and numismatics to the Nugget on Saturday.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 5:38pm
CARSON CITY — For the fourth consecutive year, Western Nevada College will graduate its largest class in history. The class of 2013 is 505 students strong, with 530 degrees and certificates being issued.
Four students will receive Bachelor of Technology degrees in construction management, and three students will graduate with bachelor’s degrees as part of WNC’s teacher preparation partnership with Nevada State College. The graduates span 60 years, from the youngest at age 17 and the eldest at 77.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 12:06pm
The years of hard work and sleepless nights of studying are finally paying off for the hundreds of University of Nevada graduates who took the stage on Friday and Saturday and will now begin the next phase of their lives.
More than 1,600 bachelor degrees and more than 560 advanced-degree certificates were awarded for this spring commencement. University officials say, there were so many undergraduates this year, they had to split the ceremony into two parts.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 11:16am
A bill that would allow schools to obtain and administer auto-injectable epinephrine in the event of a student having a food allergy attack has cleared committee and is on its way to the General Assembly this week.
While it hasn't gotten a lot of press attention and isn't shrouded in controversy, SB453 is designed to protect children at school if they suffer from a food allergy attack or are stung by a bee and have an allergic reaction.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 11:31am
The origins of the names of many places in Nevada are shrouded in mystery and myth. Jacks Valley, a small valley in northwestern Douglas County, is one of those places. Lying at the base of the Carson Range, the valley is near Clear Creek and Carson City.
It extends several miles south and overlooks Carson Valley. Published sources claim the name “Jacks Valley” is associated with Jack Winter, or Jack Redding, or maybe even jackrabbits.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 9:40pm
A Carson City teen is recovering from complications of a rare blood disorder. The fundraiser will continue Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Twisted Spoke Bar & Grill in Carson City.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 7:17pm
With sunny skies, a gentle breeze and plenty of children and their parents, the 10th annual Cops and Kids open house, hosted by the Carson City Sheriff's Office on Saturday, lived up to its reputation as the safest party on the street.
More than 2,000 attended the four-hour event, which featured games, prizes and demonstrations by Carson City Sheriff's Office patrol officers and personnel. The event is designed for children and their parents to get quality meet-and-greet face time with law enforcement personnel.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 1:36pm
Here is the Carson City road construction and maintenance report for the week of May 20-26. Utility work for various projects will occur on several local roads. There will be flagger controlled traffic with minor delays possible at the following locations:
— Fairview Drive from Highway 50 to Edmonds Drive.
— Edmonds Drive from Fairview Drive to Snyder Avenue.
— Carson Street from Washington Street to Hot Springs Road.
— Hot Springs Road from Carson Street to Roop Street.
— Retail Drive from College Parkway to the south end.
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 10:43pm
The organization that sends local World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the monuments built in their honor will hold a car show Sunday in Carson City.
Honor Flight Nevada offers the free car show at Michael Hohl Motors at 3700 South Carson Street in Carson City from 9am to 2pm. It's $25 to get in and includes entry, a t-shirt, lunch and a dash plaque.
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 9:19pm
Friday marked yet another deadline at the Legislature. Bills and resolutions had to be approved by the second house committees to which they were assigned after passing out of their respective houses of origin.
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 9:52pm
Western Nevada College advanced to the Western District baseball tournament championship round by splitting a pair of games on Friday in Sterling, Colo.
The Wildcats dropped into losers’ bracket with a 4-2 defeat to sixth-ranked Cochise, Ariz., on Friday morning but ousted Lamar with a 9-1 afternoon victory.
WNC (43-19) earned another shot at Cochise behind the pitching of Christian Stolo and Evan Parker, as well as a six-run fifth inning.
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 2:52pm
by ALEX POMPLIANO
On Friday, the Legislature’s two budget committees approved a public school spending plan that establishes $2.8 billion in general fund support for the next two years.
The plan largely follows Gov. Brian Sandoval’s recommendations budget proposal for K-12 education, which also designates basic state support of about $5,500 per pupil over the next two years — an increase of about $200 over existing funding levels.
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 2:54pm
The following food and motel/hotel inspection report is made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. This report is for the week ending May 17, 2013.
Inspections include convenience stores, restaurants, take out restaurants, retail grocers, a juvenile detention center kitchen, retail food producers and motels.
See the full report below.
Monday, March 25, 2013 - 2:12am
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 10:10am
by NATASHA VITALE
A Nevada Assembly committee supported banning most “horse tripping” for sport, entertainment, or practice Thursday, sending a bill to the full Assembly.
State Senate Bill 72 was one of many bills prohibiting animal cruelty that were discussed in the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources on Thursday. It bans horse tripping unless it is part of an event that is allowed by the local government.
The bill passed the committee by a vote of 10-2, with Assemblymen Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, and John Ellison, R-Elko, opposing the bill.
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 1:35pm
The Sierra Nevada Forums is proud to present a panel of highly regarded experts to discuss the very latest thinking on Mental Illness treatments and what public safety programs are needed to try to stop the incidence of crime with the mentally ill.
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 11:08am
Carson City Branch Manager and Bank of The West vice president Jennifer Herald is this week's guest on Women to Women with Carol Paz. Herald gives some great advice for succeeding in job interviews and provides insight into the life of a banker.
Women to Women Nevada is televised on Charter Media every Thursday at 7 pm on Channel 3 (Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Fallon, Lake Tahoe) and 15 (in Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton). The locally produced and privately owned program features Northern Nevada women who are making a difference in their communities and in the region.
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 10:43am
A Carson City man faces a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly swinging a machete in a dispute with his brother and another man over a vehicle.
Jesus Guardron-Patino was jailed May 14 after being arrested at 9:25 p.m. in the 200 block of Jeanell Drive.
According to the arrest report, officers responded to the area after a report called in of a man hitting the ground and a brick building with a sword. Officers detained Guardron-Patino and made contact with two men, one of whom is the brother of Guardron-Patino.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:34pm
by NATASHA VITALE
On Thursday, SJR 13, which legalizes same-sex marriage, passed in the Assembly Committee and will be voted on next on the Assembly Floor.
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 9:00am
A new and free 7-12 grade public secondary charter school in Carson City, The Nevada Performance Academy, will open in August. There will be a creative emphasis on academic requirements informed by the performing arts.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 8:37pm
The situation looked discouraging for the Western Nevada College Wildcats in the second inning of their Western District baseball tournament opener in Sterling, Colo., Thursday afternoon.
Lamar Community College was in command, 5-0, after knocking starting pitcher Brandon Show out of the game. WNC had committed two errors and the Lopes’ ace, Sam Wilson, was throwing the Wildcat hitters off stride.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 5:55pm
As the price of gold hit its lowest level in a month Thursday, the Assembly Committee on Taxation took a vote on a controversial resolution that would remove the state’s long-standing mining tax cap. Senate Joint Resolution 15 made its way through the Legislature during the 2011 session and needs only to pass in the Assembly before June 4 in order to go to a public vote next year.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 2:09pm
Headed to Lake Tahoe or the backcountry for the weekend? Well, bears and other critters are headed out into the wild too after spending winter and spring inside their own nooks and crannies. And, like you, they're up for some exploring.
Oh, and they're hungry, too.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:30am
Nevada’s unemployment dropped to 9.6 percent in April, falling nearly 2 percentage points over the year. Carson City's unemployment rate fell to 10.1 percent and is now the only metro area in the state to have a double digit unemployment rate, according to the state's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 9:28am
The Carson City downtown action group 20/20, which is planning several activities throughout summer and beyond, is inviting the public to its meeting tonight, Thursday, at Firkin and Fox, 310 S Carson Street, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 8:35am
The Carson City Board of Supervisors meet today, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Sierra Room of the Community Center, 851 E. William Street.
Go here for the agenda and here to watch it live.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 5:15pm
Employees from Greater Nevada Mortgage and Greater Nevada Credit Union pose with Bob the Builder at last Saturday’s Playhouse Build-a-Thon in Reno, a fundraiser for Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity. Thirty-three Greater Nevada employees joined other Habitat for Humanity volunteers to help raffle off five custom-built playhouses.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 9:35pm
There is no place like someone else’s home, at least for the Western Nevada College baseball team. Since March 23, the Wildcats have played 19 of 23 games on the road, compiling an 18-5 record.
That ability to focus and excel away from home will come in handy this weekend in Sterling, Colo., as the Wildcats pursue their second straight Western District Championship and a berth in the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 3:18pm
A pilot and two others escaped injury Wednesday after a plane crash northeast of Spooner in the Kings Canyon area, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong confirmed.