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Fire Drill Night 2: Carson City Fire Department participates in second staged event

Carson City firefighters are participating in a second night of drills, according to dispatch. This drill is centered in the 500 block of West King Street. Firefighters did a similar drill on Tuesday night. Firefighters were called shortly before 8:30 p.m. to the location.

Nevada gets 174 applications for 76 medical marijuana dispensaries

CARSON CITY — A total of 174 applications were submitted by Monday’s deadline to operate 76 medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada, the state Division of Public and Behavioral Health reported.

Carson City job fair set for Sept. 26

As many as 45 employers will take part in an upcoming Job Fair sponsored by Carson City Health and Human Services, Job Opportunities in Nevada, and the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

The event is Friday, September 26 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. for the general public. Veterans will be able to enter the Job Fair at 1:30 p.m. for early admission.

The Job Fair will be located in the large gym at the Carson City Community Center on 851 East William Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701.

Single female homeowners encouraged to apply for free BAWN home improvement help

The Builders Association of Western Nevada Women’s Council, which serves Carson City, Douglas and Lyon counties, continues its Helping Hands program this year by giving single female homeowners some help with upgrades and repairs to the homes they own.

Helping Hand signups continue with an August 29 application deadline.

Nevada leaders launch student prescription drug prevention video contest

Nevada middle and high school students and schools are encouraged to enter in the Nevada Prescription Drug Prevention Video Contest sponsored by Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto.

This is an opportunity for Nevada students to get creative and use social media to promote awareness about prescription drug abuse and encourage their peers to stay away from abusing prescription drugs.

Winners will be selected from each Nevada school district. Final winners will be announced Nov. 3, 2014.

Did you feel it? Magnitude 1.38 earthquake tremor east of Carson City

A very small earthquake measuring a magnitude 1.38 rattled Carson City at 11:54 a.m., according to the Nevada Seismological Laboratory. The quake was located about 2.3 miles east southeast of Carson City.

Go here to learn more.

5th Annual Chairman’s Scramble Golf Tournament

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September 26, 2014 (All day)
Thanks to our golfers last year, we were able to raise $2,000 to present to Carson High to send their best and brightest kids to competitions within the state and nationally, and we are pleased to report they did amazingly well.

We want to offer you the opportunity to again enjoy a day of golf on one of Carson City's finest golf courses followed by a very special barbecue to be cooked and served by the Culinary Pro Start and Skills USA students under the direction of the ProStart NATIONAL Teacher of the Year, Penny Reynolds who oversees the culinary programs at Carson High.

Carson City sheriff's arrest log for Wednesday

A Silver Springs woman was booked Tuesday into Carson City Jail on a felony warrant charge of criminal contempt, failure to appear in court, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Kathleen Elizabeth Campbell, 24, was brought in by Lyon County deputies on the warrant, filed July 28, 2014 out of First District Court, for failure to appear on a gross misdemeanor charge of possession of a dangerous drug without a prescription. She is being held without bail until a court date is set. In other arrests:

NDOT finishes important phase of Carson City freeway work

Work on a critical construction phase of the Carson City Freeway Project has finished, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

Completion of the 2B-2 roadway project is considered a milestone, NDOT officials say. The project included roadway grading, utility relocation, extensive drainage facilities to channel storm water runoff and construction of an overpass bringing Snyder Avenue over the future freeway.

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.

Fire Drill Only: Training tonight at state office on King Street

The Carson City Fire Department is doing training exercises tonight at the Nevada Health and Human Services Office at 505 East King Street. The drill, a staged scenario involving a fire with people trapped in a building, began at around 8:40 p.m.

Dog Town Rescue Adoption Event Saturday

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August 23, 2014 - 11:00am

Dog Town Rescue will be at the Carson City PetCo (911 Topsy Lane) on Saturday August 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a dozen or so of our amazin' canines!

All dogs and pups are spayed/neutered and fully vaccinated - they are available for a $100 adoption fee.

To see all of our dogs and obtain an application, please go to our website: www.dogtownrescue.com

Potential adopters are encouraged to obtain pre-approval, so they may take their new friend home the same day.

Four vehicles involved in Hot Springs Road accident

UPDATE: One person was taken by ground ambulance to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, according to Carson City Fire Chief Stacey Giomi. Also, a Carson City sheriff's officer noted that four vehicles were involved, not five as was initially reported to dispatch.

The Carson City Fire Department and sheriff's office responded to an vehicle accident with four vehicles involved, according to dispatch. The accident is in the 400 block of Hot Springs Road and was reported at around 3:38 p.m.
Arriving medical personnel were checking for injuries.

Sale of Third Nevada Sesquicentennial Medallion Ends August 26

Sales of the third Nevada Sesquicentennial medallion will end Aug. 26, 2014 at 5 p.m. The medallion is the third in the series of four being produced throughout the year.

The third medallion features some of the Silver State’s legendary landmarks including the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, the Reno Arch and Wendover Will. Last month, Lt. Gov. and Nevada 150 Chairman Brian Krolicki invited Nevada students to participate in choosing the design. Over 200 classes participated in the contest, receiving close to 5,000 total votes.

Food For Thought Announces New Executive Director

Food For Thought Inc., a local nonprofit organization, would like to announce the selection of Marlene Maffei, as its new executive director. The selection was made after an open application process, during which Maffei served as operations manager for the organization.

“We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” reports Lynette Conrad Board President, along with the entire Board of Directors. “Marlene will bring great leadership and creativity to the program and strengthen community relationships. She has served the volunteer nonprofit sector in Carson City for over 10 years.”

Carson City Fire Department called to gas leak near DMV

The Carson City Fire Department has responded to a gas leak near the DMV Office, at Little and Oregon streets. Carson City sheriff's deputies are assisting with traffic control in the area of the leak.
The fire department has called it a working incident. It is unknown what caused the leak. No other information is available at this time. The call came into dispatch at around 10:40 a.m.

Scout launches food drive this Saturday and again Sept. 6 for FISH

Event Date: 
August 23, 2014 (All day)

I am Nick Bowler of Troop 16 in Carson City. I am working on a food drive for FISH for my Eagle Scout project. There will be drop off locations at both Carson City Walmart locations on Saturday, August 23.

There will also be a drop off location on Sept. 6 at First Baptist Church on Mountain Street during their annual Block Party. FISH feeds over 300 families per month and their shelves are empty right now. They can use any non-perishable food item but really need protein like beans, tuna, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese or chili.

Carson City man faces open and gross lewdness charge

A 27-year-old Carson City man was jailed Monday on a gross misdemeanor charge of open and gross lewdness and domestic battery after allegedly throwing himself on a 16-year-old girl and kissing her, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

According to the arrest report, officers responded to the 100 block of Carson Meadows at 8:35 p.m. regarding a dispute inside a home involving two large families having a barbecue. Both families live in the home.

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.

Weekly swing dance, lesson

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August 26, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 2, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 30, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 7, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 14, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 21, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 28, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 4, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 11, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 18, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 25, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 2, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 9, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 16, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 23, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 30, 2014 - 5:45pm

West Coast swing dancing sponsored by High Sierra Swing Dance Club, El Charro Avitia Restaurant, 4389 S. Carson St., Carson City, every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., free. Preceded by a lesson by Tim Renner in intermediate West Coast swing at 5:45 p.m., lesson $8. No partner necessary for either activity. Practice your moves or just check out the dance at this fun, nonstructured event. Information: 530-307-8937 or www.highsierraSDC.org.

New gateway signs mark Nevada entrances to Lake Tahoe watershed

Visitors to the Lake Tahoe Summit on Tuesday, August 19 will notice new gateway signs along three Nevada highways leading into the Lake Tahoe Watershed. Installed near Daggett Summit on Nevada State Route 207, Spooner Summit on U.S. Highway 50 and on Nevada State Route 431 the Mount Rose Highway, the decorative gateway signs read, “Entering the Lake Tahoe Watershed — Help Protect It!”

Carson City man jailed for allegedly giving 14-year-old cocaine to hold

An 18-year-old Carson City man was arrested Friday on three felony drug charges including suspicion of furnishing cocaine to a 14-year-old girl following a traffic stop, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Chase Morse was stopped by a sheriff’s sergeant at 5:47 p.m. in the 2600 block of Fairview Drive after he clocked the driver going 57 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer asked for a K9 unit to respond because of a smell of marijuana in the vehicle.

Will this be a historic photo in your lifetime? Open Space Advisory Committee Master Plan Review tonight

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August 18, 2014 - 3:00pm

Have your voice heard at this public meeting regarding you, your family and future generations access and use of the Open Spaces purchased with public dollars or transferred by BLM to the people of Carson City.

Monday, August 18 the Carson City Open Space Advisory Committee will be holding an Open House and Open Space Meeting at the Community Center to address the future of the Carson River corridor properties and approve the rules and regulations for proposed management plan for use and access of the Open Space properties.

Soroptimist International of Carson City hosts Aug. 27 candidates luncheon

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August 27, 2014 (All day)

Soroptimist International of Carson City will hold a "Meet Your Candidates" luncheon on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at noon to 1 p.m. (registration will begin at 11:30 a.m.) at Glen Eagles Restaurant, 3700 N Carson Street, Carson City. The candidates who will be speaking are:

Signups underway for Sept. 27 Stroke to Help Golf Tournament

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September 27, 2014 - 8:30am

Soroptimist International of Carson City with co-corporate sponsors Carson Tahoe Health and Tahoe Carson Radiology in association with the Capital Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Carson City Library Foundation present the 13th annual Stroke to Help Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 27.

The tournament is at Eagle Valley Golf Course and the format will be handicapped 4 player teams on the west course and 4 player scramble on the east course. There will be a continental breakfast ahead of the tournament, which begins at 8:30 a.m.

Top Tongan military official visits Carson City, Nevada National Guard

With a cooperative pact signed earlier this year, the highest ranking military official in Kingdom of Tonga, Brig. Gen. Tau'aika Uta Atu, visited Carson City Monday, the first stop on his tour of Nevada.

The Nevada National Guard and the South Pacific island nation are one of the newest official relationships created in the National Guard's State Partnership Program, a Department of Defense function that links a state's National Guard with the armed forces or equivalent of a partner country in a cooperative, mutually beneficial agreement.

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

It's Your City with Starr Nixdorf

Starr Nixdorf co-owner of Paradise Salon, Spa and Wellness in Carson City is this week’s guest on It’s Your City. Starr talks about Professional Saleswomen of Nevada, a not-for-profit networking organization. Its current membership roster encompasses a wide variety of businesswomen and businessmen who share a mutual purpose.

Its mission is to attract the finest professional saleswomen in the community for the purpose of enhancing the profession of sales, furthering self-development and building a network of success-minded women sharing a common interest.

Highway 50 crash near Mound House involves gravel truck

A gravel truck has rolled over in the eastbound lane of Highway 50 near Mound House in Lyon County, according to dispatchers. The accident was reported to the Nevada Highway Patrol at 8:10 p.m.

Lyon County fire and rescue were called to the scene of the crash. Highway 50 at Mound House is at a standstill with traffic being re-direct around the crash site, which is in the area between mile markers 1 and 3.

Senator Square: Welcome new Carson High students, staff and those returning

Welcome back to the first edition of the 2014-2015 Senator Square column: all news about Carson High School. Hope the summer was great for all of our staff and students. Staff returned last week and have been busy preparing for the students to arrive tomorrow.

The bell schedule for Monday will be an all period day, which means students will go to every one of their classes. The A-B Day rotation of classes will start on Tuesday when students will go to their A Day classes and Wednesday to their B Day classes. Classes begin at 7:40 a.m. and conclude at 2:05 p.m. each day.

Carson City restaurant and food inspections through Aug. 12

Food and restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. The eight inspections listed here were made through August 12, 2014.

See the full report below.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through Aug. 24

Here is the Carson City area road report for week of August 18-24: The Nevada Department of Transportation will be continuing road work on Highway 50 from Arrowhead Drive in Carson City to Baldwine Lane in Mound House.
There will be single lane closures on weeknights from 1 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. in the westbound direction and from 7 p.m. to 11 a.m. in the eastbound direction.

Protect your accessory roads and access to the places that make Carson City great

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August 18, 2014 (All day)

Monday, August 18 the Carson City Open Space Advisory Committee will be holding an Open House and Open Space Meeting at the Community Center to address the future of the Carson River corridor properties and approve the rules and regulations for proposed management plan for use and access of the Open Space properties.

CHS Football Boosters host Aug. 23 annual kick-off fundraiser

Local non-profit, CHS Football Boosters will hold its annual Kick-Off and Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, August, 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson Nugget Parking lot in Carson City.

Early Check in is encouraged at 6 p.m. The event will be an evening of great food, provided by Carson BBQ, music, silent auction and raffle as well as an induction ceremony for several former Carson High School Football greats into the Carson High Hall of Fame. Names are withheld until the reveal that evening.

Grab your chair or blanket and enjoy great music tonight at the Governor's Mansion

The USAF Golden West Winds, a division of the USAF Golden Band of the West, will entertain Saturday evening, August 16, in the beautiful backyard of the Governor’s Mansion beginning at 6:30 pm.

The concert is free and gates open at 5:30 p.m. The Carson City Elks will be on hand to serve beer, wine and a light supper. Or, bring your own.

Please be sure to bring a blanket or chair. Come early for best seating. The event is being sponsored as a community service by the Carson City Chamber and the Carson City Elks. Veterans are encouraged to attend.

Woman jailed on felony drug charge after pills found without prescriptions

A 50-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Thursday in the area of Brown and Gordon streets on a felony charge of possessing prescription drugs without prescriptions, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Lillian Kay Meyer, also faces misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of bail conditions.

Women to Women with Dee Dee Foremaster

This week’s guest on Women to Women is Dee Dee Foremaster, executive director of Rural Center for Independent Living and Do Drop In, a nonprofit organization that helps with services to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and our veterans.

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.

Award Winning Songwriter to Perform in Carson City

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August 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

Canyon Band, featuring RN+R's '2nd Best Local Songwriter' , Canyon White, will be performing free, an all original, all ages, concert Saturday August 16th from 6-8 pm at A-Zen Gift and Thrift on N. Carson Street.

With classes beginning Monday, motorists urged to review laws regarding school buses

With school starting Monday in Carson City, it is time to pay extra attention to school zones and crosswalks. We talk about this every school year and yes, it is important that we drive slower and take additional measures when in those areas where children are present.

What about school buses? Many students are transported by them and there are rules that apply when approaching them. For example it is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.
Buses are equipped with yellow and red flashing lights.

Doug 'Mac the Naw' Busey's Lake Tahoe and Sierra fishing report for week of August 14

Hello fellow anglers. Two weeks ago we headed out to go fishing but I made a small mistake, when I got to Highway 395 I went north instead of south.  Seven hours later we ended up in Rogue River Oregon, which is a few miles south of Grants Pass.  

We stayed with family and did a lot of fishing on the Rogue River until the 107 degree heat drove us to the coast.
There, we fished out of Brookings, Oregon for salmon. The temperature was a nice 65 degrees. We fished  for a couple hours with no success so we drove the boat up the coast a few miles and fished for cod.

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.

HopeFest free outdoor concert Aug. 22 to benefit local cancer patients

The Carson Tahoe Health Foundation is pleased to host HopeFest 2014, an outdoor concert offering free admission with all sales on food, drinks and raffle tickets directly benefitting local cancer patients.

The event is scheduled for Friday, August 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center located at 1535 Medical Parkway, Carson City.

Outdoors with Don Q: Flowers, bird and animals are her favorites subjects

By now, you know that many of the photos attached to my outdoor articles at Carson Now are those taken by my wife, Elaine. She is not a professional photographer, does not have professional photo training or professional equipment, but does possess a great natural talent for framing her photo subjects with the proper backgrounds.

Between the two of us, we have a total of three "Point and Shoot" cameras: An old Pentax Optio 750Z (The one I use), a Cannon Power Shot Sx280 HS (her favorite) and a Sony HD VCHD (her backup camera).

Cooperative Extension’s ‘Grow Your Own, Nevada!’ classes return in September

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will present six “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes at seven locations across northern Nevada to provide information to homeowners, gardeners, landscapers and farmers who want their lawns to survive and thrive in a desert climate.

“Recurring droughts are a fact of life for Nevadans,” Cooperative Extension Horticulture Specialist Heidi Kratsch said. “This program will teach homeowners how to create and care for landscapes that are resilient to drought events, yet outstandingly beautiful. Yes, it is possible.”

Carson City man jailed on felony child abuse charge

A 36-year-old Carson City man was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of child abuse after allegedly hitting his juvenile-age son and kicking him out a car, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Christian Omar Rivera is being held on $40,000 bail. According to the arrest report, officers were called to the area of South Lompa Lane and Menlo Drive at 1:59 p.m. on a report of a child kicked out of a car. Dispatch reported that an adult male driving a white Cadillac got into altercation with a juvenile who was riding in the vehicle, and then drove away leaving the child behind.

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.

Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair worth every cent Aug. 22-23

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August 22, 2014 - 9:30am

Yogi Berra may have said, “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore,” but at the 2014 Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair, the value is in the eye of the beholder. Sharp skilled dealers will buy, sell, trade and offer their expertise with free appraisals during the two-day event Aug. 22 and 23. Held this year at both the Nevada State Museum and the Carson Nugget, the fair includes activities for children, prize drawings, lectures, coin sales and free appraisals with admission.

Nevada celebrates Sesquicentennial with August event lineup

Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 15 through Aug. 31.

Carson City fire command at Technology Way ends after suspicious package 'unfounded'

UPDATE: The suspicious package reported in the 4000 block of Technology Way was unfounded, according to dispatch. Carson City Fire Department and Sheriff's Office command at the location was called off at around 2:30 p.m.

A suspicious package was reported at a state health facility at 4190 Technology Way. Carson City Sheriff's Office and the Nevada Highway Patrol have closed the road at the intersection of Arrowhead and Technology, according to dispatch.

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