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.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 11:08am
Article originally appearing on Muscle Powered by Jeff Potter
Thank you everyone for making this such a fun event! I appreciate all of your comments and photos. Below you will find the results, so far, mixed with rider photos and comments. I hope to see some of you at the Wednesday evening cruiser ride tonight at Telegraph Square. 5:45 is sign-in, with a 6:00 – 6:15 departure.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 12:10pm
Carson City Pop Warner Youth Cheerleading will hold sign-up events Friday, Sunday and again on June 14 for the upcoming 2013 youth football and cheer season. The cheerleading program is open to girls ages 5-15 years.
The first sign-up event will be held Friday, May 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada, 1870 Russell Way in Carson City.
A second sign-up will take place at the same location during the Boys and Girls Club Open House on Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 11:20am
The safest party on the streets of Carson City is set for Saturday, May 18.
The Carson City Sheriff's Office presents its 10th annual Cops and Kids open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free community event features food, music, games, activities and presentations.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 10:18am
With less than 20 days left in this legislative session, Governor Brian Sandoval is announcing last-minute tweaks to his proposed budget.
Governor Sandoval said in an interview with Channel 2, based on economic projections for the next two years, he was able to add an extra $120 million to his education plan.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 9:52am
As part of its Dialogue 2013 series, the Chamber is reaching out to locals who live, work, play, and learn in Carson City via SurveyMonkey.
After meeting with the Leadership Institute Class of 2013, students at WNC, Chamber members, teenagers at the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada and the senior at the Senior Center, the Chamber is expanding its reach to allow residents to respond to two simple questions: Why do we live here and what do we see that our city will be like by the year 2020.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 8:17am
Register is underway to attend the Carson River Watershed Bus Tour. The Carson Water Subconservancy District will host its annual 2-day bus tour of the Carson River Watershed on June 13 and 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
Come join this highly educational and informative event. Continuing Education credits will are available for AICP planners, teachers and engineers.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 9:38am
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 May 15-21.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 3:40pm
by ALEX POMPLIANO
Legislation that adds “gender identity and expression” to Nevada’s current list of hate crimes law passed the State Assembly by a 30-11 margin on Tuesday.
SB139 says that Nevada will not tolerate crimes motivated by hatred of someone being a transgender person. Violators would be subject to the penalties for the actual crime committed and additional penalties because of the motivation.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 3:58pm
The governors of California and Nevada have agreed to renew a bi-state partnership to preserve, protect and enhance Lake Tahoe through the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Compact.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced Tuesday an agreement that renews the partnership, which has been under threat of repeal.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 2:08pm
The Carson Middle School advanced band participated in "Music in the Parks" competition at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Saturday, May 11 and earned top honors.
The CMS Advanced Band earned a superior rating from each of the judges. It gets even better. They also earned first place among the field of four middle school bands that competed that day. But wait, there's more!
Out of the field of 11 bands, including a high school band, your students earned the sweepstakes trophy, which means they were the best band at the entire festival!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 1:59pm
The Nevada Senate is set to consider allowing the state to enter agreements with advocacy groups to manage wild horses in the state.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 11:48am
Two Carson City men were arrested and face felony drug and weapons charges after fighting each other over a marijuana drug deal that soured.
Bob L. Cryderman, 56, and Vincent Morenz, 49, were arrested in the 600 block of South Roop Street on May 10 at 8:37 p.m. According to the arrest report, officers responded to the Roop address on a report of battery with a deadly weapon. Upon arrival officers met with Cryderman in an apartment who appeared moderately battered. He stated that he was attacked and beaten by Morenz who lived in a nearby apartment and that Morenz took his .38...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 8:23am
All it takes is a day or two of sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aches, or pains and many of us are immediately headed toward our primary care doc’s office. Once we enter the exam room, we spill our symptoms all over the office; “I can’t breathe”, “my throat hurts”, “my head hurts”, “I FEEL AWFUL!”. But, the way you feel is not an emotion. It’s how your body feels and it feels awful.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 11:13pm
A fire that destroyed four apartment units at the Parkway Plaza complex Saturday was caused by spontaneous ignition of a potted plant on a wood deck, Carson City Fire Chief Stacey Giomi said.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 10:40pm
A 51-year-old Carson City man faces arson charges in the Sunday fire that destroyed his home in the 1400 block of Siskiyou Drive. No one was injured in the blaze.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 4:08pm
In conjunction with our 25th anniversary and birthday celebration, the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada in Carson City is sponsoring a contest featuring the "Like" button on Facebook.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 1:11pm
PJ Degross, founder of the webofsupport.com, gets ready for her interview for the 2013 Aha Moment Tour this morning at the Carson City Library. The mobile TV studio will be in town today and tomorrow (May 13 & 14) - recording Americans' aha moments in a 20-city and 7,300-mile tour. The public is invited to drop by at the library from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or go to mutualofomaha.com/aha for more information.
Photo by Cathleen Allison/NevadaPhotoSource.com
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 12:08pm
The Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada will hold a kickoff Carson City summer party on Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The free community barbecue will feature a Bounce house, games and activities, parent membership orientations and discounted memberships.
The Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada is located at 1870 Russell Way in Carson City.
See the flier below.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 11:37am
Growing up as an American Indian of Pauite and Washoe descent, learning to make baskets and cradleboards and the joy of gardening from her elders, Sherry Rupert took her heritage for granted.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 11:24am
CARSON CITY – It’s AAA to the rescue. The membership-based organization known for its century-old roadside assistance will honor local rescue and emergency personnel during a party scheduled for May 17 at its Carson City location.
The event is slated for 11am to 3pm at 2901 S. Carson St. (between the Super 8 motel and Dodge dealership off Highway 395 on the south end of town.)
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 9:48am
A 21-year-old Carson City woman who friends and family reported missing has returned home and is safe, according to her father. The woman was reported missing after she did not return from Lake Tahoe, her father said.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 8:40am
Murphy the miracle dog was adopted by Honey Tapley and family on Thursday, May 9.
Honey was one of the good samaritans who stopped to help him after he had been hit on Highway 50 in Mound House and left for dead.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 7:08pm
UPDATE: KOLO Channel 8 Reno reports that a fire Sunday night was intentionally set and a man is in custody. Investigators told the news station that the man was distraught and attempted to commit suicide when he lit the fire to the home. He escaped and no one else was injured.
A Carson City home was destroyed by fire Sunday, the second such fire in a residential area in just over 24...
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 4:48pm
Carson City, Douglas County and Lake Tahoe area firefighters were called to a brush fire Sunday afternoon up Highway 50, about halfway from Spooner Summit.
The fire was reported at around 4:35 p.m. on the valley side, with fire crews accessing from the eastbound lane and entering from the south side, according to dispatch. Initial reports are that it may be a burn pile that spread. However Carson Now reader Donna Angell says that's not the case.
More information as it becomes available.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 1:48pm
Minden resident Krista Lukas has published her debut poetry collection "Fans of My Unconscious." She will read from her collection at two venues in June: the Mile High Jazz Band’s Jazz and Poetry event at Comma Coffee in Carson City on June 11, 7:30 p.m., and the Ventana Sierra Advanced Writers Conference at Western Nevada College in Carson City on June 14 at 6:30 p.m.
The book is published by The Black Rock Press, University of Nevada, Reno, 2013.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 11:27am
A 60-second radio spot sung by the Sierra Nevada Children's Choir will be used as part of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad 2013 advertising campaign.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 7:06pm
Fire destroyed at least four units at the Parkway Plaza apartment complex in Carson City early Saturday evening, fire officials confirmed.
No one was hurt in the blaze in which two families escaped injuries when the fire began to spread quickly, said Tom Tarulli, assistant fire chief for Carson City Fire Department. Two other families were not home at the time of the fire, which happened in building R, which occupies several two-level apartments.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 4:34pm
A Carson City man was taken by CareFlight to Renown Medical Center in Reno after the truck he was driving hit a power pole Saturday afternoon at the corner of Musser and Minnesota streets.
The condition of the man is unknown at this time. No other injuries were reported. The accident happened shortly before 4 p.m. The driver was conscious at the time he was taken by ambulance to the former Carson Tahoe Hospital site a few blocks from the accident scene where he was picked up by air ambulance.
The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 3:50pm
There are few teams that can compete with one that allows just a single run in three tournament games. Western Nevada College pitchers completed a dominant Region 18 baseball tournament performance with a 6-0 championship victory against College of Southern Nevada on Saturday in Henderson.
“Our guys were ready to play,” said WNC coach D.J. Whittemore. “They earned it. They grinded it out all year, and they kept believing in one another and themselves.’
Wildcats’ right-hander Philip Belding tossed a four-hit gem to provide WNC with its third straight complete-game pitching...
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 3:06pm
Article originally appearing on Muscle Powered by Jeff Potter.
We have a full week of fun scheduled next week starting with the Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 1:39pm
Here is the Carson City road maintenance and construction report for the week of May 13-19.
Beginning Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17, Lompa Lane will be closed between Highway 50 East and Menlo Drive.
Detours will be marked. In addition, the JAC bus routes 2A and 2B will be re-routed to follow the detour route and the bus stops on Lompa Lane and Menlo Drive will be temporarily closed during the road closure.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 1:31pm
A Carson City Sheriff's sergeant recently resigned after allegations that he allegedly exposed himself to a female deputy between January and February of 2013.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 12:57pm
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and in honor of mother’s, daughters, sisters, aunts, and all women, it is interesting to note how far women have come in just a few short decades when it comes to home ownership.
In 1968, the federal Fair Housing Act was passed making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin when renting or selling a home. In 1974, the Fair Housing Act was amended to prohibit housing discrimination on the basis of sex. Prior to that time, women (as well as minorities) found it nearly impossible to obtain credit or to buy a...
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 11:20am
Women to Women Nevada host Carol Paz interviews Candace Stewart, author of "Welcome to Planet Alzheimers" for this week's program.
Candace Stewart of Carson City most recently served as the Program Coordinator for the Dementia Resource Center of Northern Nevada, which was created to support families and caregivers of those with dementia, as well as educate the community on the many different types of dementia.
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 11:00am
The following food inspection report is made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. This report is for the week ending May 10, 2013.
Inspections include restaurants and take-out restaurants; bar and lounge facilities; retail food producers; a mobile food truck and an inspection of a motel.
See the full report below.