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Man stopped for expired registration faces drug charge, driving on license revoked for DUI

A Hawthorne, Nev. man was arrested Thursday at a Carson City casino on a felony parole and probation hold in 400 block of North Carson Street.

Clarence Jones, 30, was arrested after officers were asked to do a walkthrough of the casino because of unruly customers. On arrival the officer saw Jones, who was standing near the problem group, but was not involved with them, the arrest report states.

Jones was gaming on a machine and didn't have identification on him, according to the arrest report. With information Jones provided it was confirmed through dispatch that he was on parole and probation and that the agency had an active hold on him, advising that he should be taken into custody, according to the arrest report.

In other felony-related arrests:
A 46-year-old Carson City man, John Daniel Christy, was arrested Thursday in the 2000 block of East William Street. He faces a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance and five misdemeanor charges including driving on a revoked license for DUI.

According to the arrest report, officers conducted a registration check on a vehicle driving westbound on William Street. The vehicle registration returned expired as of Dec. 17, 2013. A deputy conducted a traffic stop at William across from a casino and made contact with Christy, who informed him that he did not have a valid driver's license. A check through dispatch advised that his license was revoked for DUI. He also had no proof of insurance.

The officer inventoried the vehicle and in the center console found a black pouch that contained a white glass tube with a bulb end. Inside of the man's black work gloves was a small plastic baggie believed to be methamphetamine, as well as marijuana inside the gloves. He was arrested and his vehicle towed. Bail: $6,320.

In misdemeanor-related arrests:
— A 38-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday, Dec. 26, 10:50 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Edmonds. He faces a misdemeanor charge of suspicion of being in violation of a suspended sentence.

According to the arrest report, officers were called to a residence regarding a domestic dispute in progress. Dispatch advised that a man was fighting with his neighbors.

The arresting officers could hear a group of male voices arguing in front of the residence when he arrived. The officer heard one man say that he was going to "give him another one" the arrest report states.

The officer approached the group and shine his flashlight on the subjects, ordering them to sit on a curb nearby. The subjects followed directions while the officer spoke with the man subsequently arrested. He had blood coming from his forehead. He was asked if he needed any medical attention and he advised he did not, the arrest report states.

The man told the officer that the other subjects "beat him up." He was asked if he wanted to press charges and he said he didn't, the arrest report states. The man was run through a dispatch check that showed an arrest warrant issued for violation of a suspended sentence, issued through Carson City Justice Court. He was taken into custody.

The officer spoke with a female subject involved with the suspect. She confirmed she had an argument with him, that it was verbal and that he did not batter her, the arrest report states. The woman advised that her neighbors came to her aid and the suspect was battered.

The 38-year-old man was taken to the hospital and medically cleared and was given a preliminary breath test in which he blew a .159. He faces a misdemeanor charge of being in violation of a suspended sentence. Bail: $3,000.

— A 36-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Thursday, Dec. 26, 6:07 p.m. in the 100 block of Corbett. She faces a misdemeanor charge of being in violation of pre-trail conditions. Officers were called to the residence regarding a verbal domestic dispute.

While at the apartments a deputy informed that there may be a gun inside the apartment. The officer knocked on the door several times without an answer. Later the door opened with the suspect allowing officers into the apartment. she had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and beer cans were scattered around the apartment, the arrest report states. The woman took a preliminary breath test with a result of a .139, the report states.

Dispatch advised Alternative Sentencing on the called and the woman, on Alternative Sentencing, was arrested for being in violation of pre-trial conditions due to the results of the preliminary breath test. Bail: $3,000.

— A 23-year-old Carson City man was arrested Dec. 25, 1:15 p.m. in the 600 block of Hot Springs Road. He faces a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.
According to the arrest report officers responded to the residence and heard a woman scream "get away from me" as officers walked toward the apartment. When the officer reached the front door, they could still hear the female screaming. The officers entered the residence on saw the woman on the ground facing the the ceiling while the man was standing over her, the report states.

The man advised he and his girlfriend were having a verbal argument. Deputies spoke with the woman who stated the man grabbed her right arm and drug her out of the apartment. Once outside the apartment, the woman said the man pushed her to the ground. She had scrapes on her upper right shoulder, arms and chest, the arrest report states.

The man was determined to be the primary aggressor and was booked into custody for domestic battery. Bail: $3,137.

Those arrested and facing charges are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Day R. Williams scored top of his law school class in Evidence and Constitutional Law, and he wrote for the Law Review. He is known as a fine legal writer. Day has practiced solo for more than 20 years in Carson City. He has handled contract disputes, personal injuries, bad faith by insurance companies, probate, estates and trusts, appeals, and a murder case. Day has tried cases and appeared in court in Carson City, Reno, Minden, Yerington, Ely, Fallon, Pahrump, and Las Vegas, and he has argued before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was a driving force in the first citizen-initiated grand jury in Nevada’s history.


On your “Must Not Miss” list, is the popular Downtown Wine Walk – held the First Saturday of every month from 1- 5pm. For just $10 (which supports the Downtown Business Association you’ll receive a commemorative wine glass and endless reasons to sip, stroll, and shop, the afternoon away, through Historic Downtown Carson City. Bring your wine walk glass with the Carson City Logo on it and pay only $8. Don't forget the after Wine Walk raffle prize party, 5:00pm, at the Cabaret Lounge, Carson Nugget Casino!

Tickets can be purchased at Bella Fiora Wines, Cactus Jack’s, Carson Jewelry & Loan, Carson Nugget, and Horseshoe Club, where you will receive hand stamps, glasses, and maps.

Sponsored by the Carson City Downtown Business Association, our goal is to carry on a local tradition, hosting an event which showcases a monthly Downtown celebration. It’s a Saturday stroll with a glass of wine through historic downtown Carson City where boutiques, local shops, galleries, restaurants and casinos, pull out all the stops to awaken your taste buds and tantalize your senses... experience a Downtown taste sensation!.

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UPDATE: NV Energy reports power being restored to the south and east of Dayton Valley Airpark. As of 11:17 p.m. there were 936 customers without power.
UPDATE: As of 10:50 p.m. there's been more reported outages, back up to 1,672 customers south and east of Dayton Valley Airpark.

UPDATE: As of 9 p.m. 942 NV Energy customers remain without power south of Dayton Valley Airpark.


Since 2009, Western Nevada College has actively sought ways to be sustainable in the operation of its campuses. Through continuing efforts and a commitment to use green energy, that vision is rising to new heights.

Black Rock Solar, a nonprofit corporation in Reno that specializes in expanding the use of renewable energy, just completed installation of 666 panels atop the Bristlecone Building on the Carson City campus. At 180 kilowatts, the project is Black Rock’s largest roof array to date.

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce welcomed Terri Baijounas, Farmers' Insurance newest Carson City agency owner, with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday. It is the chamber's newest member and latest business to open its doors on John Street.

Baijounas, who has been affiliated with Farmers Insurance for 34 years in Nevada and California, set out on her own in May of this year with a branch as an agency owner.

If you're looking for a camping and fishing trip after this week's NV 150 Fair at Fuji Park, my suggestion is a special location that is not too far from Carson City, south of here off of Highway 395.

If you're not familiar with Lundy Lake, Calif., you are probably asking yourself, "What is Lundy Lake and where in the heck is it?"
 Well, if you're interested, here is some information to whet your appetite:

Today’s NV150Fair, celebrating Nevada's Sesquicentennial celebration, has something for everyone and admittance and all shows this day are FREE. Parking can be found at Casino Fandango with shuttle buses running continuously to take you there. Here's what's on tap today.

11 am – Be part of the history!

The Nevada Department of Transportation will begin a $800,000 project to construct turn pockets for enhanced safety and mobility on U.S. 395 south of Gardnerville Sunday, Aug. 3.

Proposed 2015 health insurance for individual and small group markets in Nevada are now available online, state Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper announced Thursday. The proposed rates are for plans sold both on and off Nevada’s health insurance exchange.

Nevadans who wish to view proposed health insurance rates for plan year 2015 can go here. The Division has made proposed rate information available in two different formats.

Carson City sales tax is up 7.8 percent in May this year as compared to May 2013, according to figures provided Wednesday to the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

"We attribute that to all the new retailers that chose to open their doors here," said Chamber Executive Director Ronni Hannaman.

Here’s a brief synopsis from the Chamber:

Furniture Sales – Up 24.8 percent; Sporting goods were up by 101.2 percent; General Merchandise stores were up by 37.5 percent and food and beverage stores showed an increase of 16.1 percent.

A 23-year-old Carson City man was arrested Wednesday on felony drug charges, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said. Troy Lee Lindsey was booked on the felony charges after officers found two baggies of suspected methamphetamine in the man’s shoe.

According to the arrest report, a Carson City Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team officer observed the man make a sudden turn on North Roop Street to East Washington at 9:26 p.m., nearly causing a collision between himself and another vehicle.

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 1 through Aug. 14.

Thunderstorms are moving into the Carson City region, prompting an alert from the National Weather Service in Reno. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for Carson City, Carson Valley, Dayton and Virginia City.

Firefighters have also responded to reports of lightning strikes seen in areas south and east of Carson City. As of about 1:30 p.m. Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center said there have been reports of lightning strikes and smoke near Carson River Road and near Stephanie Way but but nothing confirmed as wildfire.

Fruit trees throughout western Nevada blossom in the spring and will produce ripened fruit in mid-summer. As the fruit develops, the black bears in western Nevada are sure to take notice.

Armed with a sense of smell that is 2,100 times better than a human’s, black bears can tell when it is time to venture down the hill into places like west Reno, Washoe and Pleasant Valleys, Carson City and the western edges of the Carson Valley including Minden, Gardnerville and Genoa.

The fourth graders worked at the computer screens for hours, fingers dancing over the keyboard and figures on the screen spinning, growing and changing colors. And, their parents were happy. The students weren’t playing games; they were designing and building things like a whistle, buildings, hot air balloon, cars, DNA models, bracelets, airplanes and more, using a 3-D modeling and CAD design program.

Project Americans Coming Together local director Carla Wilson, and event coordinator Joy Evans will hold an informational meeting and auditions for two local original productions designed to bring both national and local history to life.

This meeting will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints located at 411 N. Saliman Road in Carson City.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A package of Northern Nevada lands bills — six introduced by Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-2) and one by Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) unanimously passed the House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday.

The bipartisan support clears the way for the legislation to be brought to the House floor in September as a non-controversial suspension bill, according to a news release from Amodei's office.

The compromise agreement was made possible after adjustments to the legislation were made to a version passed in January.

UPDATE: Carson City sheriff's officials confirmed an adult woman was flown by Care Flight following this morning's crash at Fifth and Roop Street and a child was taken by ambulance. Their conditions are unknown and their identities were unavailable.

UPDATE: Care Flight has taken one victim to the trauma ward of Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno following a pedestrian accident this morning at Fifth and Roop streets. A second victim was taken by ambulance. Reports to dispatch were that a woman and child were hit by a pickup at the intersection.


A Reno man was booked Tuesday into Carson City Jail on a felony charge of probation violation. Timothy Ryan Gillenwater, 25, was stopped after a Carson City sheriff’s deputy observed the vehicle he was driving speeding 50 mph in a 40 mph zone and twice crossing the white travel lane divider, according to the arrest report.

Officers could smell a slight odor of alcohol from his breath and observed four opened and empty beer cans in the back seat of his vehicle, the arrest report states.

As July closes so does Nevada Department of Wildlife's month-long BEAR Logic campaign, designed to teach residents and visitors how to live and recreate in bear county. This week NDOW advice provides tips if people should have a bear encounter.

Keep in mind that bears exhibit stress behaviors that indicate their anxiety and preference to avoid conflict with you. These are not necessarily signs of an aggressive bear.

— Moaning and woofing while avoiding direct eye contact with you.
— Clacking of their teeth and smacking of their jaws.

A few months ago, Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell was out of the state when he received a message from his city hall office that a secretary from the Navy wanted to arrange a meeting with him.

Crowell, a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, suspected the meeting might be about recruiting. He was delightfully wrong.

This year, the United States celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first visit to these shores. The "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival" is excited to provide two exciting Beatles events in honor of that occasion.