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Armed robbery reported at Rand Avenue liquor store

UPDATE: Carson City sheriff's deputies are looking for two armed robbery suspects who made off with money from a convenience and liquor store on Rand Avenue near William Street on Saturday night.

Two men, described as white, dressed in black and wearing hoodies, are being sought. One man was described as heavy set, around six feet tall. The second suspect was described as weighing around 170 pounds and around 5 foot 9.

No one was hurt in the robbery. A black semi-automatic handgun was used and an undetermined amount of money was taken.

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Perception of The Greenhouse Project

I received an e-mail that asked why the non-profit Greenhouse Project (TGP) could sell mushrooms to Adele's Cafe (Adele's Facebook posting March 22nd). Supervisor Abowd is founder and president of TGP and co-owner with her husband Charlie of Adele's Cafe. The e-mail question and response follow.

USDA's Grants Support Rural Economic Development: Application Deadline is June 30

CARSON CITY - Economic development authorities, nonprofits and towns in rural Nevada that want to support rural business or create a revolving loan fund for business may now apply for USDA Rural Development’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG). An estimated $82,060 is available. Applications are due by June 30, 2014.

USDA rural business enterprise grants available

Economic development authorities, nonprofits and towns in rural Nevada that want to support rural business or create a revolving loan fund for business may now apply for USDA Rural Development’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant. An estimated $82,060 is available. Applications are due by June 30, 2014.

The purpose of the RBEG is to support the creation and growth of sustainable rural business opportunities and jobs. Eligible entities are public bodies, private nonprofit corporations, rural development authorities, and federally recognized tribes. Individual businesses are not eligible.

Column: Section 1244 stock loss is a big tax saver

We just recently helped a client close down and liquidate a corporation that was no longer wanted or needed. Since the stockholder had invested in the corporation stock when it was formed and it had suffered losses, the stock qualified for a special tax benefit as Section 1244 stock.

Sandoval Leads Trade Mission to Canada

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval is heading a delegation of Nevada business and education leaders on a trade mission to Canada.

What Works: Grow your business without as much green

The other day, I had a conversation with a client who had a tiny marketing budget. Although their product was great, they had a hard time getting the word out because they couldn't afford to advertise like they wanted. Advertising is important, but it’s not end end-all, be-all of business. There are three things you need to build a customer base, or what I’d like to call your future fan base.

1) A product or service worth talking about
2) An opportunity to expose people to that winning product or service

Carson City deputies make felony fugitive, domestic battery and drug conspiracy arrests

A Carson City man was jailed Sunday on suspicion of felony domestic battery with strangulation. Michael Robson was arrested in the 1300 block of Ashby Court at 1:03 a.m.

According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the area of Menlo and Lompa streets after dispatch received a call about a female screaming and children crying.

The Greens’ Peak-Oil Limits-to-Growth Apocalypse That Wasn’t

A few years ago, some experts predicted the world was about to reach a peak in global oil and gas production to be followed soon by marked decline. It would cause “war, famine, pestilence and death” – the biblical Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Another version: “war, starvation, economic recession, possibly even the extinction of homo sapiens.”

Carson City online boys clothing shop competes in Start up Nation's Moms in Business competition

Being cool and fitting in are two things many boys growing up want to fulfill. They want the cool shoes, awesome toys, best birthday parties, and more.

Here at The Boy's Store in Carson City, we have many trendy boys’ clothing made right here in the United States to have your children being the talk of the school. Watch your child smile and walk in confidence wearing clothing from boy brands like City Threads, Mulberribush, and Dogwood clothing.

It's Time To Buy Your Own Home Workshop set for April 22 at the Carson City BRIC

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April 22, 2014 - 12:00pm

It's time to buy your home workshop is set for April 22, 2014 in Carson City. Learn about tips and tricks to buy your first home, deciding the right home for you, where to find it, how to negotiate for it and how to finance it.

Join us, April 22, 2014, 12:00-1:00 at the Business Resource Innovation Center, 108 E. Proctor St., Carson City. There will be a lender present for questions. lunch will be provided.

Man booked into Carson City Jail on Wyoming felony warrant

A 47-year-old Kansas man was booked Monday into Carson City Jail on a felony warrant for being a fugitive from justice. John Paul Stewart was booked by the Carson City Sheriff's Office jail staff. The warrant was filed for record March 18, 2013 out of Campbell County, Wyo. Stewart will be extradited.

Nevada’s state engineers to cut ribbon at Carson City Library

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April 14, 2014 - 6:00pm

From the Carson City Library on April 14 at 6 p.m. a group of six engineers are slated to cut the grand opening ribbon on a traveling exhibit supported by the National Science Foundation, titled Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference.

Nevada State Engineer Mr. Jason King, P.E. as well as five previous Nevada State Engineers who served in the top post starting from 1967 through 2010 will join King to celebrate arrival of the engineering-focused interactive exhibit.

Hound House Re-opens with New Owners in North Carson


Hi! We're the Hound House, originally owned by Dr. Euse from Silver Hills Veterinary who has retired. Luckily, his long-term customers, the Sorensens have re-established the boarding portion of the business. We are here to care for your dog while you're away, either short-term or long-term. You can count on us to make your get-away a more relaxing one knowing your dog is in good hands.

About the Sorensens:

Nevada phone customers within 702 area code must dial area code for local calls

A new dialing procedure for telephone customers within the existing Southern Nevada 702 area code becomes mandatory in less than a month.

Starting May 3, customers must dial 10 digits – the area code plus the telephone number – for all local calls. Callers who dial seven digits will receive a recorded message instructing them to dial 10 digits.

Silver Springs Tops List of Best Nevada Home Buying Opportunities

Lyon County, Nevada was the fastest-growing county in the United States prior to the 2008 economic collapse took one of the biggest hits statewide in the foreclosure crisis. The state overall was one of the hardest hit nationally and the housing market is still in recovery.
A glimmer of hope was seen in 2013, as home values headed up while foreclosure rates headed down, according to a report from the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Commercial Real Estate firm NAI Alliance expands with ownership partners in Carson City

Reno-based commercial Real Estate company NAI Alliance has expanded with a branch ownership in Carson City.

Beginning Monday, the Carson City branch is owned and operated by brokers Andie Wilson and Brad Bonkowski. The partners will operate at their current location, 223 S. Division St., under a licensing agreement from the Reno office NAI Alliance Office.

Downtown Carson City Wine Walk today

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 early April 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!

Attorney General appoints new members to Council for Prevention of Domestic Violence

LAS VEGAS - Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced April 2 that she appointed two new members to the Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. The new members are Magann Jordan, Clark County District Attorney Victim Services Unit; and Lt. Loren Napier, Las Vegas Metropolitan Department.

“I am very excited to have our new members join the council,” said Masto. “Their expertise will aide in our efforts to prevent domestic violence in Nevada.”

Carson City sheriff's SET team arrests man on warrant, finds meth in motel room

A 53-year-old Carson City man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and four misdemeanor charges including two counts violation of a suspended sentence.

Scott Alan Tucker is being held on $10,374 bond. According to the arrest report, deputies with the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team conducted a warrant service on Tucker at a motel room in the 2700 block of South Carson Street.

Sausage Factory hits third season home run as official hot dog vendor for Reno Aces

With Thursday's Reno Aces opener, baseball fans will again line the stands for peanuts, beer and a hot dog made exclusively here in Carson City.

For the third consecutive season The Sausage Factory is the official hot dog and sausage for the Reno Aces. Some 4,500 pounds of product were sent off to Reno last week in preparation of Thursday's opening day.

Local Financial Advisor Eric Abowd Earns Chairman’s Club Award for Second Year In A Row

Carson City, NV — Eric Abowd, CEO and lead financial advisor at Abowd & Rose Financial Group, was recently awarded Chairman’s Club status from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual).

This is Abowd’s second year in a row qualifying for this elite award. Chairman’s Club recipients represent the top 10 annual producers of more than 5,000 agents nationwide and are considered the pinnacle of MassMutual’s sales force.

Nevada State Development Corporation helps Foster Machining move into new Carson City space

Nevada State Development Corporation partnered with Wells Fargo Bank to assist Foster Machining with an SBA 504 loan, allowing the machine shop to buy a new building at 5070 Sigstrom in Carson City.

Co-owner Scott Foster — who runs Foster Machining with his brother Timothy — said the company outgrew the 7,500 square-foot space it was renting, and turned to NSDC to buy a building that could more comfortably house its 20 employees and the shop and office space they needed.

It's Your City: Exploring alternative education opportunities at WNC

Do you think college is just for those seeking a degree? Linda Whitehill and Linda Devon talk about alternative educational opportunities offered at Western Nevada College.

Lawsuit settlement needed by April 4 or South Lake Tahoe July 4 fireworks show canceled

The message to Joseph and Joan Truxler is simple and clear: Meet with us, come up with a solution and drop your lawsuit by April 4. If the suit isn't dropped by then the South Lake Tahoe 4th of July Fireworks display will be canceled.

Agencies, counties and employers continue to push job hiring in the region

Employers and job seekers have been connecting this winter and spring through a number of initiatives including job fairs in Carson City, Lake Tahoe, an April 4 event planned in Douglas County and most recently through Nevada JobConnect.

A weeklong job quest campaign in Carson City received 1,047 job openings in a variety of industries from entry level to executive level jobs, well above the goal of 500 job openings set by the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, said DETR Director Frank Woodbeck.

Business Profile: Finding Paradise in Carson City

You could say Perry and Starr Nixdorf were jumping into the deep end of the pool when they decided to create Paradise Salon-Spa-Wellness, which celebrates its grand opening March 27-29.

It’s not just that they bought a building that is seven times larger than the previous salon space they rented on Winnie Lane. Or that they went from a staff of four to 19 independent contractors. Or that they expanded from doing hair and body piercing to just about every salon/spa service you could ask for.

Recent fish plants in Western Nevada by NDOW

Here are the most recent fish plants in Western Nevada by the Nevada Department of Wildlife:

Mar. 19: Cave Rock Landing at Lake Tahoe: 2,940 rainbows: 10.1 inches.
Mar. 19: Cave Rock Landing at Lake Tahoe: 1,608 rainbows: 9.8 inches.
Mar. 20: Wall Canyon Reservoir in Northern Washoe County: 4,136 rainbows: 9.8 inches.
Mar. 20 Paradise Pond in Reno: 498 rainbows: 9.8 inches.
Mar. 20: Truckee River in Washoe County: 6,200 rainbows: 9.3 inches.

For information, call the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) Headquarters in Reno at 688-1500 during regular business hours.

Signups begin for May 4 Caddyshack-themed 'Golf Fore The Kids' charity tournament

There's a force in the universe that makes things happen. All you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen and be the ball.

Signups are underway for the Caddyshack-themed Golf Fore The Kids Charity Children's Golf Tournament to be held on Sunday, May 4, at Eagle Valley East Golf Course in Carson City.

This tournament, hosted by the Carson City Downtown Business Association, will benefit the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada and the Eagle Valley Children's Home.

Douglas County to host April 4 job fair in Minden

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April 4, 2014 - 10:30am

Local businesses and job seekers can look forward to connecting opportunity with talent at the Carson Valley Job Opportunity Fair on April 4, 2014 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda, Minden.

With attendance of 33 employers and agencies at the same event a year ago, an even greater turnout is expected this time around.

Denise Castle, representing Douglas County’s Workforce Development Program, stresses that the key is ‘opportunity.’

Column: It is not too late to reduce taxes with a 2013 IRA contribution

Many individuals think the time to plan for 2013 year is past, and most of them are correct. The door to almost all tax saving moves or actions for 2013 closed on Dec. 31, 2013. However, there are some exceptions regarding IRA contributions and some retirement plan contributions.

Contributions to traditional (regular) IRAs for the tax year of 2013, can be made as late as April 15, 2014 and still be a 2013 deduction if certain rules are met.

UNR debate team crowned Season Sweepstakes National Champion

The University of Nevada, Reno debate team returns to Reno today after a week-and-a-half of grueling competitions in Flagstaff, Ariz., at the National Parliamentary Debate Association National Championship Tournament. With hopes to return to Reno with another trophy to add to their season’s collection, the team walked away with – yes, another trophy – but more impressively, the NPDA Season Sweepstakes National Title.

What Works: Insecurity, fear and how not to ‘get over it’

(Editor's Note: This is the third What Works column by Carson City Business Coach Diane Dye Hansen. This column appears every Monday on Carson Now.)

Today, I want to talk to you about something that affects both business and life in general insecurity. There are many ways to feel insecure. We can feel insecure with ourselves, our talents, and our ability to achieve. Our jobs can make us feel insecure at times.

Carson City man with warrants runs from officer, jailed on misdemeanor charges

A 35-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday, March 20, on multiple misdemeanor warrant charges including contempt of court and larceny.

According to the arrest report, the sergeant for the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team was patrolling the area of William and Rand streets at around 10 p.m. when he observed the suspect and knew he had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Douglas County authorities warn of utility scam targeting business owners

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a scam in which business owners have been contacted and warned their utilities would be shut off because their bill is delinquent.

Carson City hit again overnight by vandals; restaurant, business and vehicles targeted

Acts of vandalism again plagued Carson City streets overnight with at least three businesses and several vehicles hit with logs, stones, rocks and potatoes.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said the incident happened sometime over night with reports of vandalism continuing to come in this morning. The vandals appear to be targeting business and vehicles randomly, said Furlong.

Governor appoints Julia Teska as Nevada budget director

Julia Teska has been appointed by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval as state budget director replacing Jeff Mohlenkamp who will be leaving April 4. Teska is currently the deputy superintendent for Business and Support Services at the Department of Education.

Column: 2014 tax numbers for vehicle driving

2014 standard business driving mileage rate is 56 cents per mile. IRS adjusted that down from the 56.5 cents per mile in 2013.

If the business had four or less vehicles, it is OK to use the mileage rate instead of actual expenses. However, each vehicle’s tax basis (cost) is to be reduced by the depreciation component – 22 cents per mile. That will be important when the vehicle is sold.

The mileage rate for medical travel and for moving expenses for 2014 is 22 cents per mile. That is reduced from the 2013 rate of 23 cents per mile.

What Works: Create Your Own Yellow Brick Road

(Editor's Note: This is the second What Works column by Carson City Business Coach Diane Dye Hansen. This column appears every Monday on Carson Now.)

I have a confession to make. I have been found guilty. I was guilty of over-extending myself. I was guilty of focusing on hindsight, which is always 20/20, and taking a big emotional battering ram to my ego. I deserved to be locked up for putting pressure on myself that was so great that I felt like nothing was working. Why? It’s because I’m a dreamer.

It's Your City: Bill Chernock discusses Green Business Improvement Group

This week on It's Your City, Bill Chernock, executive director of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, discusses the region-wide Green Business Improvement Group program, otherwise known as Green BIG.

The Green Business Improvement Group is a cooperative made up of community leaders, environmental experts, and business leaders from Carson City, Douglas County and Lyon County.

Nevada’s January unemployment rate falls to 8.7 percent

Nevada’s unemployment rate fell in January to 8.7 percent. January also marked the 37th month of year-over-year job growth, according to figures released Monday by Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

The unadjusted jobless rates in Carson City climbed to 10.3 percent, compared to 9.2 percent in December. The Reno/Sparks unadjusted unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in January 2014, which compares with 8.2 percent in December.

UNR grad schools, programs ranked among the nation’s best

The University of Nevada, Reno had several notable rankings in the annual listing of the nation’s best graduate schools and programs released in March by U.S. News and World Report. Overall, the University achieved an all-time-high with four graduate school and 24 graduate program rankings.

Paulina Urantowska-Torres promoted at Nevada Rural Housing Authority

Paulina Urantowska-Torres has been promoted to the position of Compliance Specialist for the Nevada Rural Housing Authority’s Home at Last department.

Her primary focus will be processing the Mortgage Credit Certificate files for NRHA and to support the agency’s new partnership with NHD for MCCs in the Reno and Las Vegas areas, according to a news release.

Board of Regent Ron Knecht files for Nevada State Controller

Ron Knecht filed Thursday to run for Nevada State Controller as “one plain-speaking nerd” who will bring to the job new energy and wide experience in public service to voters and taxpayers.

Sen. Harry Reid speaks about Nevada's Sesquicentennial on the Senate floor

Nevada Sen. Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding the year-long celebration of Nevada’s statehood. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery as well as the video:

Virginia and Truckee Railway at mid-century featured at March 20 Carson City lecture

The Carson City Historical Society will present its first "Third Thursday" lecture of 2014 with "The Virginia and Truckee Railway at mid-century and beyond: A personal glimpse," by Steve VanDenburgh.

The March 20, 6 p.m. presentation is at the Business Resource Innovation Center, also known as BRIC, which is a partnership of Carson City Library, Office of Business Development, Building, Engineering, Planning and Business Licensing, located at 108 E. Proctor Street.

Kit Carson Toastmasters Wins Area Speech Contests

Jim Klipp of Kit Carson Toastmasters in Carson City took top honors at both the International Speech Contest and the Table Topics Contest at the Area Level on March 8.

The International Speech Contests challenges each contestant to present their best five to seven minute speech. Each of the local clubs may select a representative to compete with the winner advancing to the next level. The finals will be held this year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Downtown responses to the 1/8th cent tax and plans to move forward

I asked several downtown people what they think or feel about the passing of the 1/8th cent sales tax and what they see for Carson City’s future. The feelings are mixed, but the hope for an improved Carson City are united, the methods on how to do it have been up for discussion for many years and will be for many years to come.

Column by Carson City business coach Diane Hansen debuts today on Carson Now

Editor's Note: Today Carson Now is excited to bring a weekly column, "What Works" by Carson City business coach Diane Dye Hansen.

The column will appear every Monday. Hansen is the Chief Inspiration Officer of What Works Coaching, a coaching firm that has helped people worldwide with their businesses, careers, mindsets, and profit margins. Diane brings to Carson City more than 17 years of experience with a wide array of clients, ranging from top corporations, motivated entrepreneurs and individuals hungry for a fresh start.

Here's her first column.

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