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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 at the Carson City Community Center, 851 East William Street. Go here for the agenda and go here to watch it live.

Woman jailed on DUI, resisting charges after driving pickup into a building

A 53-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Tuesday on four misdemeanor charges, including DUI, destruction of private property, driving on a suspended license and resisting arrest after she drove her vehicle into a building, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

The incident happened in the 3300 block of Highway 50 East at 10:41 a.m. Officers arrived and found the woman had driven a white Toyota pickup into the north side of a business. The vehicle was running and still in drive gear, with the engine revving at a high rpm, according to the arrest report.

Column: Watch out for the latest child tax credit scam in Israel

The IRS has discovered false claims for child tax credits for returns filed by U.S. citizens that live in Israel. It may involve tens of millions of dollars.

The child tax credit can be $1,000 for each child who is not age 17 at the end of the year. The child must be either a U.S. citizen, national or resident of the U.S. The credit begins to phase out when the taxpayers (parents) modified adjusted gross income in 2013 reaches $110,000 for joint returns and $75,000 for single taxpayers.

Red's Old 395 joins Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada spotlight campaign

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada announced Tuesday that Red’s Old 395 Grill in Carson City is a spotlight business of the month. During the month of September, Red’s Old 395 Grill is collecting funds for a donation to the organization.

Man jailed on felony invasion charge after breaking into day care center, eating bag of chips

A Carson City man was arrested early Saturday morning on a felony home invasion charge after he allegedly broke a window of a day care center, entered the facility and ate a bag of potato chips, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Nathan Richardson, 32, was found inside an East Telegraph day care center after deputies were called at 3:52 a.m. on a report of glass being broken in the area. Arriving officers noticed a man inside the day care center in the kitchen area, and the broken window. The man was eating potato chips near the refrigerator, according to the arrest report.

Let's build a downtown Carson City for future generations

Remember when You were Young
Remember when You had Hopes and Dreams
Remember when You were Optimistic and People were Friendly
Remember when We were a downtown community with 2 lanes, Parking and Shopping

The Young need the Elders for their Wisdom and Guidance, so they can learn from our mistakes.
The Elders need the Young for their Optimism, Hope, and Enthusiasm, to keep them young at heart.
I am a third-generation Carsonite. I remember this city in the 60’s and 70’s. Recently, a gentleman told me this is a senior community, a thought shared by many.

Statewide Nevada 150 events held throughout second half of September

Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of September. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Sept. 15 through 30.

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Ozmens pledge $5 million for UNR entrepreneurship center

University of Nevada, Reno alumni Fatih Ozmen ’81 M.S. and Eren Ozmen ’85 MBA have pledged $5 million to create a new entrepreneurship center in conjunction with the University’s College of Business. To date, this is the largest gift the College of Business has received.

Space tech, manufacturing conferences highlight Nevada's future industries

Northern Nevada Development Authority, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, and Nevada Industry Excellence have partnered again to bring the 2014 Manufacturing in Nevada Conference.

This year’s conference will be held on Oct. 1-2 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks. The event has been expanded to feature an Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles conference with some of the field’s top experts, as well as showcasing exhibit booths both days.

Column: How to save taxes when an employee works from home

For several years now, many employers have learned to save money by hiring out of state employees to work from their homes. Let’s look at an example. A Silicon Valley High Tech company hires a highly qualified lady who lives in Nevada.

Right away, the California based company has saved money by paying it’s Nevada employee less since the Nevada employee is not subject to California Income Tax while working in Nevada.

Tesla Motors -- Good News Is... Bad News?

The plain news is that Tesla motors sealed a deal with Nevada to locate a major new plant in Reno. You'd think that would be good news, with major investment and thousands of permanent jobs for the area. People should be cheering. But it comes in exchange for major tax breaks. That’s the bad news. So, instead of cheering, some people are turning on the Governor and others. Some, like the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) are raising policy, legal and constitutional issues.

Hundreds turn out for luau fundraiser for Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada

The World’s Greatest Luau and Kids’ Auction was held Sunday at Mills Park in Carson City. The annual event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada and was attended by more than 800 people, including Mayor Bob Crowell, Carson City supervisors, attorneys, doctors, business leaders, political candidates and philanthropists.

Senator Square: Car wash and rummage sale fundraisers this week plus senior in the spotlight

This Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Carson High School Health Occupations Students of America members will host car wash and rummage sale in the U at the front of the school. Pre-sale car wash tickets are $3 and can be purchased from any HOSA student. The cost will go up to $5 the day of the car wash. All proceeds go to help send HOSA students to State and National conferences to compete and represent Carson City.

Carson City parks Memorial Wall nominations sought for 2014 awards

Each year, the Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department, recognizes individuals and groups who contribute to the vitality of the community and Carson City's recreational environment.

It's Wine Walk Saturday in Carson City

On your “Must Not Miss” list, is the popular Downtown Carson City Wine Walk held the first Saturday of every month from 1- 5 p.m.
Today's wine walk is going to be the best yet with Rice Street on the north end of downtown offering a shop local street faire. Vendors, Crafters, and artisans will be set up in the streets.

The Brewery Arts Center will be having street performers throughout the wine walk, and many of the shops will be having end of summer clearances. Make sure to get your tickets and bring a friend.

Carson TV News: Business startups that took risks during economic downturn now thrive in upswing

Carson TV News talks with local merchants who started up their businesses during the economic downturn. They explain their success and how they managed to survive, making it past the recession from five years ago and now into Carson City's economic upswing.

World's Greatest Luau and Kid's Auction is Sunday at Mills Park

Susie Messina, Special Events Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada talks to Carson TV News about the World’s Greatest Luau and Kids’ Auction, Sunday, Sept. 7, 3 to 7 p.m. at the Pony Express Pavilion at Mills Park in Carson City.

Woman jailed on DUI, other charges after crashing car into motel wall

A 23-year-old Carson City woman was arrested at 9:22 p.m. in the 2800 block of South Carson Street on a felony charge of parole violation and three misdemeanor charges including driving under suspicion of drugs after she crashed her car into the wall of a motel, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Chamber, NV Energy partner for Sept. 10 free energy workshop luncheon

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce and NV Energy's Sure Bet Program have partnered for a Wednesday, Sept. 10 energy savings workshop and free luncheon at the Carson Plaza.

The workshop is designed to help business owners and managers learn how to assess their energy needs and help customers determine where improvements can be made. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for Sept. 3-10

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Sept. 3-10, 2014.

Skyward forward: Nevada colleges receive $500,000 space and science education grant

Nevada's private space industry has been making headlines in recent months as private companies continue to blaze the trail with new partnerships with NASA and other leading private space-based initiatives. But now, Nevada's students are about to be the next in line to take a bold step into the unknown.

Nevada wildlife board seeks nominations for Wayne E. Kirch Conservation Award

The state’s Board of Wildlife Commissioners is currently seeking nominations for the 2014 Wayne E. Kirch Nevada Wildlife Conservation Award.

The award is given annually to recipients who have demonstrated significant results towards conservation, management or enhancement of wildlife. An individual, non-profit organization, outdoor sports club, or business can be nominated for the award.

Nevada 150 Sesquicentennial events lined up through September

The deadline to submit applications for Official and Signature Nevada 150 events will be 5:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. Over 400 events have been held across the Silver State since Nevada Day 2013, in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, with many more ahead. To submit an event application please visit www.Nevada150.org. For questions or additional information please contact Scott Carey, events and community relations manager, at 775-687-0645 or shcarey@nevada150.org.

The following events will be held Sept. 1 through Sept. 14.

Column: Avoid the penalty for underpayment of estimated tax

If your individual income tax return ends up with a balance to pay of more than $1,000, you may incur a small penalty for Underpayment of Estimated Tax. Form 2210 is used to compute the penalty and it is a fun form with many special rules.

The penalty is not really only about estimated tax. If you have tax withheld from wages, retirement, social security benefits, etc. and you owe more than $1,000 with your return, you may incur the penalty.

Northern Nevada economic agencies partner for two October conferences

Three northern Nevada development agencies have partnered to bring the 2014 Manufacturing in Nevada Conference to Sparks, Oct. 1-2. The event will coincide with a Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles conference.

The events are being hosted by the Northern Nevada Development Authority, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, and Nevada Industry Excellence. The conferences feature the field's top experts, as well as showcasing exhibit booths both days.

What Works: Boundaries — Good Fences Make Good Relationships

I visited a friend’s house this weekend and noticed a dog roaming freely in their unfenced yard. At first I was taken aback and then I noticed something. They were utilizing an electric fence. Put aside your feelings about electric fences for a moment and hang with me for a bit. This concept can teach us a lot about personal and professional boundaries.

Carson City Resident Completes Semester for Outdoor Educators

Shawn Latshaw, 28 of Carson City recently completed an 89-day Semester for Outdoor Educators course with the National Outdoor Leadership School. This career course is designed to teach students how to work as confident professionals in the outdoor education field.

Power ballad rocker, reality TV star Bret Michaels at Lake Tahoe Nov. 29

STATELINE — Rocker, reality star, philanthropist and front man for the enduring rock ’n’ roll band Poison, Bret Michaels, will bring all the roses and a generous supply of power ballads to Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa stage in a one-night-only, solo show, Saturday, Nov. 29.

Senator Square: Carson High students return with plenty of sports, clubs and activities

Welcome back to another week of Senator Square, all news about students, staff and events at Carson High School. If you have information you’d like the community to know about in relation to CHS, please contact me agolik@carson.k12.nv.us.

Speech and Debate

Carson City couple picked for Peace Corps assignment in Nicaragua

A Carson City couple have made a commitment to take on the toughest job they're destined to ever love. Warren and Anita Shaul have been accepted into the Peace Corps and will begin work in Nicaragua this month as volunteers.

Warren Shaul says he was motivated to join the Peace Corps because when he has traveled, he enjoyed experiences where he had the opportunity to stay in one place and build friendships with the people he worked and lived with.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for August 20-27

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Aug 20-27. Varying conditions exist due to extreme drought conditions.

Column: What about Section 179 depreciation deductions in 2014?

For 2012 and 2013 if your business purchased equipment, you could claim the entire cost as a deduction in the year of purchase (up to $500,000). Until the law for 2014 is changed, the Section 179 deduction is limited to $25,000.

For 2014 we just don’t know yet. Congress may elect to make the Section 179 depreciation deduction the same as in 2013, but they have not acted on that yet.

What Works: Does your organization need therapy?

The environment you are surrounded by at work can lift you up, propel you forward, pull you down, or trigger feelings of being stuck. In some organizational cultures, a cycle perpetuates itself that is very similar to abuse. What do you do if your organization is stuck in such a cycle? You get therapy.

As a leader, there are a few ways you can do this without pulling in an outside facilitator. Although, if things have gotten to the point where the needle can’t move with internal efforts alone, a facilitator may be necessary.

DIY Organizational Therapy

Carson City’s 7.9 percent unemployment rate goes unchanged in July

July’s unemployment rate in Carson City was 7.9 percent, unchanged from June, according to figures released Friday from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Statewide, the rate held steady for the month at 7.7 percent, but is still 2.2 percentage points lower than July 2013. Las Vegas’ unemployment rate edged up to 8.2 percent. However, the unemployment rates in both Carson City and Reno remained at their June levels. Reno’s July unemployment reading was 7.3 percent.

Boys and Girls Club kids party at back to school bash, adults get their turn at Sept. 7 luau

A back to school bash Wednesday at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada turned out to be a big end-of-summer safety splash for its members.

With the last-minute cancelation of Carson City’s National Night Out because of recent heavy rain saturating Mills Park, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office took some of the donations for the event and turned them loose for the hundreds of kids at the Russell Way club.

Nevada Medicaid Health Care announces new directors and Carson City office location

The Nevada Medicaid Health Care Guidance Program, a new integrated physical and behavioral care management program serving thousands of eligible Nevada Fee-for-Service Medicaid enrollees, is pleased to announce its leadership team: Cheri Glockner, Executive Director; Erin Snell, Behavioral Health Program Director; and Dr. Amy J. Khan and Dr. Ryan M. Ley, Medical Directors.

University offers classes on ways for Nevada farmers to extend growing season

Event Date: 
September 12, 2014 - 8:30am

With Nevada’s climate, more farmers are looking for ways to extend the growing season. University of Nevada, Reno’s High Desert Farming Initiative is offering a class for Nevada’s agricultural producers, “The Business of Season Extension Farming,” to provide information on field-tested methods for extending the growing season, as well information on reducing risk, low-cost marketing and financial planning. The course will be 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sept. 12 at the Nye County Cooperative Extension office in Pahrump.

Sassafrass fundraising festival on Saturday

Event Date: 
August 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

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:

Details emerge in capture of Carson City laundromat burglary suspect

A Carson City sheriff’s deputy has provided more details into Thursday’s burglary of Wash Tubs laundry in the 3100 block of Highway 50 East. A brief foot chase led to arrest of the suspect, Nicholas Stockwell, 22, who faces felony burglary and two misdemeanors charges. He is being held on $26,126 bail at Carson City Jail.

Carson City Democratic Women's Club Monthly Meeting

Event Date: 
August 9, 2014 (All day)

The Carson City Democratic Women's Club Meeting will be held at headquarters, 502 E John Sttreet, Saturday Auguat 9, 2014. Doors open at 9:30 AM and a light bteakfast will be available. The program begins at 10 AM. Featured speakers are Supreme Court Justice Hardesty who will explain Measure 1 on the November Ballot which is to add an Appellate Court system to Nevada.

Douglas County briefing on Wednesday flash flooding in Fish Springs area

Douglas County agencies and departments are currently working on flood recovery measures in the Fish Springs area as a result of the Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 flash flood event.

The following information is to assist citizens affected by the recent flooding and to provide information on public safety concerns. This incident produced hazardous condition due to the amount of water and dark evening hours and created safety concerns and inhibited immediate damage assessment.

Man in custody after robbery on Highway 50 East

UPDATE: The Carson City Sheriff's Office has identified the man arrested for a burglary and chase this morning as Nicholas Stockwell, 22, of Carson City. He faces charges of Class B felony attempted burglary and misdemeanor charges of property damage and resisting a police officer.

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A man is in custody this morning after allegedly robbing a shopping center laundermat at 3173 Highway 50 East near the corner of Woodside and Airport Road in Carson City.

Ballot issues discussed Saturday at Carson City Women’s Democratic Club

Event Date: 
August 9, 2014 - 9:30am

2014 Nevada ballot issues will be discussed at the monthly Carson City Women’s Democratic Club meeting which will be held this Saturday, Aug. 9 at 502 E. John St. in Carson City. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and speakers begin at 10 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Featured speakers will discuss ballot questions 1 and 3.

Carson City woman jailed on three counts child endangerment and neglect

A 35-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Tuesday at a motel in the 1700 block of North Carson Street on three gross misdemeanor counts of child neglect and endangerment, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

The children, daughters of the woman, were found inside a unkempt motel room along with two men with long criminal histories involving assault, drugs and domestic battery. Inside the motel room apartment were beds without sheets, dirty dishes in a kitchen with rotten food on the counter, several dangerous kitchen items and chemicals within reach of the youngest child, empty beer bottles, hard alcohol within reach of the children, and an open, empty can of beans on the floor.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of Aug. 6

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Aug. 6-12, 2014.

Carson City Democrats host candidates, issues forum

Event Date: 
August 6, 2014 - 6:30pm

The Carson City Democratic Central Committee will hold a political discussion featuring local candidates.

Jason Woodbury, candidate for Carson City District Attorney, has confirmed his attendance and Michael Kelly, candidate for State Senate 16, has also confirmed.

Nicole Willis Grimes of The Ferraro Group will provide us with facts and figures in opposition regarding The Education Initiative (aka margins tax) and a brief explanation on Question 1, the Appellate Court Issue.

When: Wednesday, August 6th
Time: 6:30 pm for pizza and social
7:00 pm for speakers

Acclaimed education author Jamie Vollmer to speak Aug. 13 at Carson City Community Center

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Thu Aug 14 2014 .
August 13, 2014 - 1:00pm
Event Date: 
August 14, 2014 - 1:00pm

Mr. Jamie Vollmer, renown education author, speaker, and consultant will present an uplifting and entertaining message about education Aug. 13 at the Carson City Community Center theater beginning at 1 p.m.

Vollmer is an award-winning champion of public education, and the author of the highly acclaimed book, "Schools Cannot Do It Alone." Vollmer is not a professional educator.

What Works: Learn from the past, don't live in it

Pasts — we all have them. Some are darker than others, but most provide timeless lessons we can use in the present. But what is the difference between learning from the past and living in it? How can you utilize the events of the past to make your life better today? This is something I am asked regularly and I face every day.

When you learn from the past, you take the lessons you picked up and apply them to the present in a positive way. Living in the past takes the past into the present and painfully rehashes it to the point where it has a negative impact, rather than a positive one.

NV150 Fair events in Carson City continue Saturday with live music, carnival and livestock shows

NV 150 Fair events continue all day long Saturday at Fuji Park in Carson City. Parking is available at Casino Fandango, with shuttle bus service to and from the fairgrounds.

Among today's activities, there will be livestock shows, sales and demonstrations, carnival rides and games, fly tying demonstrations, cloggers, a dog show at 4 p.m. Sons of Slide Mountain Band beginning at noon, Youth Theater Carson City performance at 12:30 p.m.

On stage The Mountain Girls (band) at 4:30, Ranch Rodeo at 5 p.m., live music with CW Bayer and Mr. Spoons at 5:30 p.m.

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.

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