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Deep Thoughts, Cheap Shots & Bonbons

I was not the first to share the news of the Hyatt Hotel project; as it was already alluded to by the Northern Nevada Development Association on its website. In addition to numerous rumors that ran rampant throughout the community.

Women to Women with Carson City Supervisor candidates Karen Abowd and Lori Bagwell

This week's episode of Women to Women features Lori Bagwell and Karen Abowd. Two residents who are running for Supervisor, but in different wards — Abowd, Ward 1 as an Incumbent and Bagwell in Ward 3.

Both of these women are business veterans as well as experienced in working with budgets. Karen will be running for re-election in November, while Lori will be running for the first time in an elected position.

Mad Hatter Garden Party with Corky Bennett Trio Aug. 1 at the Nevada Governor's Mansion

The 2014 Jazz and Beyond - Carson City Music Festival will open Friday, August 1 with a "Mad Hatter Garden Party" featuring music by the Corky Bennett Trio in the backyard of the Nevada Governor's Mansion.

The ticketed party features music, finger foods by Carson City Confections, wine, beer, and a raffle. Festivities run from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

'Jazz & Beyond' Music Festival features entertainment at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair

"Jazz & Beyond" performers in Fuji Park on Aug. 2
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August 2, 2014 - 12:00pm

The "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival," in collaboration with Carson City, is proud to present five of several bands at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair in Fuji Park on Saturday, August 2. "Jazz & Beyond" runs from Aug. 1 to Aug. 17 and features over 50 events, mainly in the downtown Carson City area.

The five "Jazz & Beyond" bands at the Fair on August 2 are Sons of Slide Mountain, RVGS Tantalus, Lynne Colvig Latin Jazz, the Reno Jazz Orchestra with singer Jackie Landrum, and the St. Christopher Project, featuring the music of Tom Waits.

SOS, Save Our Sassafras

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Repeats every day until Sun Aug 10 2014 .
August 9, 2014 (All day)
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August 10, 2014 (All day)

Something amazing is happening in our Carson City! Once again our community is rising up to help a neighbor in need.
As many of you may have heard a favorite, downtown restaurant, Sassafras is being forced to relocate.
The word spread throughout our community and one question was being asked “how can we help”
I had a chance to attend a meeting of volunteers from the community to help organize a benefit to help save our Sassafras. I then asked Owner, Scott Owen Doerr, what he wanted people to know?
This is what he had to say.

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.

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.

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.

Sarah A. Chichester, New Associate at Allison MacKenzie Law Firm

(Carson City, Nev., July 17, 2014) – Local talent, Sarah A. Chichester, returns to the area and accepts associate position with Allison MacKenzie Law Firm effective May 15, 2014. Committed to providing exceptional service to clients, Sarah will practice in various legal areas with emphasis in family law and probate law.

What Works: Are you being kind to yourself?

This weekend provided a lesson in self-kindness I will never forget. It started with a group hike at Upper Thomas Creek Trail.

Hiking with a group, I thought, would make the experience more enjoyable. Unfortunately, initially, it didn't. It wasn't because of the group. It was because of what went on in my head as a result. In an effort to try to keep up with more experienced hikers, I focused outside myself and pushed myself too hard to keep up.

Carson City Intermediate Little League defeats Summerlin North for state championship

Carson City's Little League Intermediate All Stars are on their way to Nogales, Arizona after defeating Summerlin North of Las Vegas 17 to 3 in a State Championship showdown at Governors Field Sunday.

The victory earned them a trip to the Western Region tournament in Arizona where they will compete with teams from California, Hawaii, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.

Monday forum to discuss Carson City medical marijuana dispensaries

Event Date: 
July 14, 2014 - 5:30pm

Have questions about the state's marijuana laws and the new city ordinance? Join Partnership Carson City and Sierra Nevada Forums for a special forum Monday that will address these and more.

The July 14 forum, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bob Boldrick Theater inside the Carson City Community Center, will present an explanation of the Nevada Revised Statute 453A relating to medical marijuana, and the new Carson City ordinance outlining the zoning for medical marijuana production and distribution facilities as they relate to the future of medical marijuana in Carson City.

Nevada Moves Up 18 Places in Ranking for Best States for Business

Among the best states for business, the Silver State ranks No. 29 overall, a new analysis shows.

Sandoval, other governors tell feds to stay out of states' water business

Western governors, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture expressing concerns about a proposed directive that could affect states’ authority over their water resources.

Column: Time To Be Positive

In a recent trip out of town, I found myself forced to face an ugly truth. I was beginning to let all the negativity in the news move my subconscious mind away from living in the positive side. As a cancer survivor, I can tell you that thinking negatively is bad for your body.

As a business owner, the key to the success of my business, and anybody else’s too, is what attitude we set for everybody who works with us. Just like our personal body, a negative attitude in our business is also bad for our business. If we have a great attitude, surprise, others seem to have one too.

Carson Station collects cash in July to Benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada

The Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada have picked the Carson Station Hotel Casino in Carson City as its spotlight business of the month. This means for the entire month of July, General Manager Bruce Jabbour and his staff and their customers will be collecting money for a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada.

Terrie McNutt assumes Carson City Chamber helm

The Carson City Chamber was incorporated in 1945 and has just recently installed the 65th Chairman of the Board. Terrie McNutt, General Manager of the Silver Oak Executive Conference Center and Silver Oak Golf, was installed as chairman at the Chamber Annual Meeting, June 27.

She succeeds Gil Yanuck who now serves as the Immediate Past Chairman. McNutt is the eighth woman to serve as chairman since 1945. The first chairman, then called President, was Ella Broderick elected in 1948.

Volunteers remove 2,260 pounds of trash from Lake Tahoe beaches

More than 120 volunteers for the League to Save Lake Tahoe removed 2,260 pounds of trash from six of Tahoe’s most popular beaches on July 5, the day after tens of thousands of people flocked to the lake to enjoy the July 4th festivities.

The debris represented almost 10 cubic yards, or a dump truck full, of trash. It included over 3,000 cigarette butts, 1,200 cans, 800 glass and plastic bottles, and 320 plastic bags. Other cleanup projects also included a 17th annual one by K&K Services.

Carson Now goes to China

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August 6, 2014 - 5:00pm

UPDATE: The Chamber Travel Club meeting has been changed to Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. at Red's 395.

Carson Now focuses on local news, but for eight days next spring, we will expand our view all the way to China.

In cooperation with the Carson City Chamber of Commerce, I will be embarking on a tour of China with a group of Carson City residents and businesspeople on April 7-15, 2015.

Carson City deputies make 23 arrests over holiday weekend

The Carson City Sheriff's Office reports 23 arrests over the holiday weekend period from Friday to Sunday, with a handful being for DUI and drug-related offenses.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says the events this weekend at Mills Park generated a huge turnout, especially among families and by and large there were no major fights or crime-related incidents at the park.

Carson City Downtown Wine Walk today

It's the first Saturday of the month and that means the return of the Carson City Downtown Wine Walk, today from 1 to 5 p.m. through Carson City.

For $10 participants will receive a commemorative wine glass and endless reasons to stroll through Downtown Carson City sipping and tasting the afternoon away. Bring your wine walk glass with the Carson City Logo on it and pay only $8.

Carson City man jailed for allegedly forging prescription from doctor

A 41-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday, 4:32 p.m. in the 500 block of East William Street on felony suspicion of forgery, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

Robert Wayne Smith was jailed on $5,000 bail. Officers spoke with the pharmacist who received a call from a local doctor who asked the pharmacist not to fill any new prescriptions for the man as they were all forged, the arrest report states.

Carson City agrees to allow zoning for medical marijuana establishments

An ordinance allowing for two medical marijuana dispensaries and facilities allowing for cultivation was approved Thursday in a 4 to 1 vote by the Carson City Board of Supervisors.

Supervisor Jim Shirk switched his position from the first reading, arguing against allowing for cultivation facilities saying that Carson City will be home to businesses from other counties who have opted out of allowing for medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana zoning on tap for Carson City Supervisors

UPDATE: Carson City Supervisors agreed Thursday to opt in on Nevada's medical marijuana law regarding establishments of dispensaries and facilities. The board voted 4 to 1 in favor of zoning changes that allow for medical marijuana establishments in zoned areas. Go here for the full story.

The second reading of a proposed zoning ordinance allowing for marijuana dispensaries and facilities for cultivation, production and testing will go before the Carson City Board of Supervisors on Thursday during an evening session.

Kings Beach woman arrested on suspicion of third DUI

A 22-year-old Kings Beach woman was arrested Sunday on a felony charge of third offense DUI after Carson City sheriff's deputies who were at the scene of a traffic accident on Highway 50 said she nearly hit them as she passed.

Gloria Estefan Grajeda was arrested in the 4600 block of South Carson Street on suspicion of felony DUI and four misdemeanor charges.

What Works: To-do lists, priorities and just getting started

Mark Twain said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” In my line of work, I see a lot of dreamers. These dreamers love to make to-do lists in their heads, or visualize a prosperous future. But some of them fall prey to a little something I call broken starter syndrome.

The passion is there. The vision is there. However, when it comes to actually stepping on the gas, they have one foot on the brake. Fear of making the wrong decision, not being able to get it all done, or facing the unknown keeps these dreamers paralyzed and stagnant.

Barbecue Ribs and Christianity On A Lazy Summer Day

It started out as one of those lazy days in Carson City, where it’s not too hot, but it’s not too cold!

It’s just right!

But, when the mercury begins to creep into the triple digits, I am glad I take advantage of the cooler temperatures early in the summer season, because I hate to cook on my patio when it is 100 degrees in the shade!

This is the reason I go straight to my favorite BBQ restaurant for my semi-annual feasting of pork ribs, with corn bread, cole slaw and beans, coupled with my favorite adult libation.

Carson City sheriff's SET deputies arrest pair on felony drug charges

Two women were jailed Thursday on felony drug charges after the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team was tipped off that they may have been transporting narcotics from Reno.

Arrested were Joanna Shirey, 21, and Alicia Warthan, 32, both of Carson City. Officers attempting to locate the suspect vehicle, a blue Suzuki Sidekick with a white top, found it tailgating a white sedan at 6:23 p.m. on Russell Way.

Carson City Leadership Institute graduates class of 2014 tonight

Today is the official graduation ceremony of the Carson City Leadership Institute Class of 2014. They’ve spent 8 months of intensive study learning about Carson City and have made new friends and business acquaintances.

Friday night at the Chamber’s annual meeting, which is sold out, the class will unveil its unique and historic class project that has the souls of some very historic figures, including our founder Abram Curry, dancing on their graves.

DiLullo Takes Over as General Manager of Carson Nugget

Since 1954, Carson Nugget has played a pivotal role in the Downtown life of Carson City, and is woven into the tapestry of memories of locals and visitors alike.

While the Adams family has owned the property since 1958, talks are underway between the Hop and Mae Adams Foundation and M1 Gaming for a possible ownership transfer, though nothing is yet confirmed.
Of course, as is true of small towns, the facts should never get in the way of a good story and Carson City is no different. Here’s what is known so far:

Ronald McDonald, Marilyn, and Elvis party it up at grand opening event

When Patricia Cabrera and her family walked through the doors Tuesday night, it was to a loud cheer from every crew member: “Welcome to McDonalds!”

Cabrera just so happened to be the first “official” customer of the new McDonalds on Winnie Lane and Carson Streets. She was among the 300 first customers, all of which received a free Big Mac per week for a year. Other prizes were given to customers as well: gift cards, coupons for free coffee, free ice cream cones. These gifts were the reason hundreds — well over that first 300 — lined up hours before the store officially opened at 6 p.m.

Best Taste winner Sassafras looking for a new home

Winning Best Taste for this year's Taste of Downtown is bittersweet for the owners of Sassafras, as their landlord has given them until the end of July to vacate that space.

"We are devastated, shocked, heartbroken," said Scott Doerr, who owns the business with partner and chef Tony Fish.

Doerr said they were presented with a termination of tenancy on June 16 by Double Eagle Cubed LLC, the entity that purchased the building from Magpie Properties, LLC last year.

Column: Bad advice may excuse penalty for estate return filed late

The courts may abate or cancel certain penalties for “reasonable cause” but it is difficult to define “reasonable cause.”

In the Estate of John R.H. Thouron, the attorney gave bad advice and the Estate relied on that advice. The attorney said the death tax return, form 706 was due nine months after death and that was right.

Foodies Bystro Serves Up Diverse Deliciousness

Business Name and Year Established: Foodies Bystro/Catering, Since 2011

Business Owner: Rupal Martinez

Business Address and Number: 449 W. King St., Carson City/ 775-720-8011

Services Provided: Food Service, Catering, Cooking Classes, Spice Sales etc.

What inspired you to go into business: To be creative and share knowledge

What do you love most about what you do: I get to cook and meet some very cool people.

'Following in Their Footsteps' tour takes Carson City man to Italy

Easy Company, 506th parachute infantry regiment, 101st Airborne Division was not the only band of brothers. Most of the 16 million men who served our country during WW II became closer to their shipmate or foxhole buddy than their own family. The First Special Service Force, the Black Devils, was a brigade of commandos from two nations, 60 percent USA and 40 percent Canadians.

What Works: Gratitude Brings Abundance

There are several places in this great area of ours that bring me peace and joy. These sacred places pump joy into my body faster than anything.

Carson City detectives ask for help in identifying robbery suspects

Carson City Sheriff's Office detectives have asked for the public's help in identifying a pair suspected in a June 4 robbery. The event happened at 12:45 when the two, seen in the above photos, entered a Carson City business.

The female suspect distracted the business owner, while the male suspect reached behind the counter and stole several pieces of jewelry and later left the business.

Anyone with information on the two suspects, please contact Detective David LeGros at 775-283-7853.

A Taste of Downtown Is a Taste of Success

The 21st annual Taste of Downtown kicked off Saturday evening and continued early into Sunday morning in Carson City. From Fifth Street on the event covered 13 city blocks, packing the sidewalks with locals and visitors. With restaurants and bars from near and far all setting up stands with the hopes of being voted Carson City's best, there was no shortage of food, drinks or fun in the thriving heart of downtown.

Carson City's Cracker Box restaurant honored for the second year by Trip Advisor

Carson City’s Cracker Box has received the Tripadvisor.com Award of Excellence for 2014. The award recognizes restaurants that consistently receive high ratings from travelers and that rank in the top performing 10 percent of businesses worldwide. The diner also received the award in 2013.

Jerry Massad, who has owned the Cracker Box for more than 34 years, says the award is the result of his great staff.

“I’m lucky to have a great team working at the Box” he said, adding, “They are the reason we’ve been in business as long as we have. I couldn’t do it without them.”

It's a Girl Thang Consignment - Celebrating 5 Years

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Repeats every day until Sat Jun 28 2014 .
June 27, 2014 (All day)
Event Date: 
June 28, 2014 (All day)

Whether you are a regular customer at It's a Girl Thang, or are new to us, we want to invite you to come meet us.

It's a Girl Thang consigns and sell's name brand, stylish, and affordable quality clothing. It's a Girl Thang sells only female clothing, from infant to voluptuous and everything in between.

Ride the River Poker Run

Ride The River Poker Run
Event Date: 
July 20, 2014 - 3:00pm

As Reno’s activity scene and small business offerings continue to rise in tandem, the Riverwalk District is putting downtown on the map with beautiful scenery and cultural diversity enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. And, while poker still races through our blood, Reno is embracing a fresh outlook on the infamous pastime.

Visit the Riverwalk District for the Ride the River Poker Run on July 20, 2014, from 3 to 6 p.m. and help support the Nevada Museum of Art’s summer youth art camps.

WHAT: Ride the River Poker Run
WHEN: July 20, 2014, 3 to 6 p.m.

Buyer emerges for Empire Ranch Golf Course

Silver Oak Golf Course owner Garth Richards has taken steps to buy the struggling Empire Ranch Golf Course, according to documents submitted this week to the Carson City Assessor's Office.

GSR Investments, a company connected with Richards, owner of Silver Oak Golf Course, has bought the deed of trust to the struggling 27-hole Empire Ranch Golf Course and has paid outstanding taxes owed to the city.

Carson City Supervisors agree to first reading of medical marijuana zoning areas

The Carson City Board of Supervisors tentatively agreed Thursday to allow limited zoning for marijuana dispensaries, cultivation, production and testing facilities within the city limits.

The motion, made by Supervisor Karen Abowd was unanimous. It was agreed to as a first reading and will come back to the board for a second reading of the vote, which will be an evening session.

Watch it Live: Carson City Board of Supervisors

The Carson City Board of Supervisors meet today beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center.
Among the items up for discussion is the board's direction as to whether it wants to allow medical marijuana establishments in the city.

Free Employment Preparation Workshops set for June 24-27

Event Date: 
June 24, 2014 - 8:30am

Free Employment Prep Workshops are being offered Tuesday, June 24 through Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Carson City JOIN office, 1925 N. Carson St., Carson City. Participants are asked to arrive at least five minutes early as the workshops begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 11:30 a.m.

Session I (Tuesday) topic is "Life Skills/Job Search." The goal is to impart basic life, workplace, job search and employment preparation skills to ensure participant success during job acquisition and retention phases.

Carson City Entrepreneur Bruce Bergantz Honored and Named Premier Agency for 2014

Allstate Agency Owner, Carson City Allstate Agency

CARSON CITY – As a business leader and involved citizen in the Carson City area, Allstate exclusive agent Bruce Bergantz has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed on less than 48 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country. This designation is presented to Allstate agency owner Bruce for his outstanding business performance and commitment to putting customers at the center of his agency’s work.

What Works: Rolling with the cycles of life and business

If you haven’t noticed by now, I love quotes. This weekend, I ran across this one by Walt Whitman. “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” It reminds me that life is cyclical and when the low cycles hit, we need to ask ourselves what we can learn from them to move forward.

Inside Out Chiropractic is pleased to announce facebook and Yelp presence!

Inside Out Chiropractic is most pleased to announce the creation of business listings on both facebook and Yelp!

Dove Chocolate Discoveries Expanding into Northern Nevada

Event Date: 
June 17, 2014 - 6:00pm

MINDEN, Nev., – DOVE CHOCOLATE DISCOVERIES™ has arrived in Northern Nevada and is looking to use the power of chocolate to transform lives. The young and growing company, backed by MARS, Incorporated – one of the world’s largest, iconic chocolate companies – is looking to expand its network of U.S.-based independent consultants to Northern Nevada.

The consultants sell exclusive Dove® brand chocolate and create entirely new ways to experience chocolate through in-home tasting parties and unique products like its Sweet ‘N’ Smoky Chocolate BBQ Sauce and Sweet ‘N’ Spicy Cocoa Rub.

Carson City sheriff's deputies arrest man on felony child neglect charge

A 39-year-old Carson City man was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of child neglect after he was found intoxicated with his young daughter in a department store fitting room, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

Robert Brent Key is in Carson City Jail on $40,150 bail. According to the arrest report, deputies were called to the department store at 8:56 p.m. in the 3800 block of South Carson Street after store employees reported a heavily intoxicated man who was knocking over clothing racks.

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