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Carson City dog lovers unite Saturday for successful CASI 5K-9 fun run

Dog lovers and their pooches by the dozens turned out Saturday for the third annual 5K9 run and walk at River View Park in Carson City.

The event was a fundraiser for the Carson Animal Services Initiative, also known as CASI, which brought out canines that ranged from the yipping pint-sized and standard to those with muscle mass and brawn that packed hearty barks.

As the weather cools, motorists can expect more deer on city streets

Fall is returning to the area and as the days and nights become cooler, many deer are being seen around Carson City. This brings another challenge to drivers who typically do not see them on the city streets. As they forage for food and water, they cross yards and roadways in their search.

As you drive around the city be aware that they may dart out in front of you when you least expect it. With this in mind, pay attention to the speed limits and drive very carefully in areas where visibility is limited by trees and bushes.

Susan Michele Dauphine

Susan Michele Dauphine of Carson City passed away on September 15, 2014 after a valiant fight with cancer. Beloved life partner of Ve...

Safety seminar featured Sept. 27 as part of National Bullying Prevention Month

Carson ATA Karate for Kids is providing a free community Bullying Prevention and Stranger Safety seminar on Saturday, Sept. 27 to kick off National Bullying Prevention Month in October.

The event, starting at 11 a.m., begins with the reading of a proclamation by Carson City Supervisor Brad Bonkowski, proclaiming October as Carson City Bullying Prevention Month, followed by Sheriff Ken Furlong talking about bullying and stranger safety from a law enforcement perspective.

Nevada county association celebrates Sesquicentennial tonight with western singers, UNR cadet band

Event Date: 
September 19, 2014 - 6:00pm

Tonight, Sept. 19, the Nevada Association of Counties will host a celebration of Nevada’s 150th birthday with a performance by local western musicians Richard Elloyen and Steve Wade.

The event will also feature the UNR Cadet Band and a chance to see inside one of Carson City’s historic pre-statehood homes. The event begins at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the historic Ormsby Rosser house at 3rd and Minnesota Streets in Carson City.

Multi-faith clergy pray together for Nevada at Governor’s Mansion

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Christian of various denominations, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish and Baha’i leaders gathered Wednesday at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City and prayed for the welfare of Nevada on its 150th anniversary as a state.

Organized by religious statesman Rajan Zed and Nevada 150 this “Nevada 150 Signature Event” was presided over by Nevada Lieutenant Gov. Brian K. Krolicki.

Injuries reported in vehicle crash at Carson Street and Arrowhead

Carson City firefighters responded to a traffic accident this afternoon involving three vehicles near Carson Street and Arrowhead Drive. The accident was dispatched at around 2 p.m. At least one person was injured and will be taken to the hospital. The extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.

The Nevada Highway Patrol was responding to the scene.

One of the vehicles was a minivan, and the other a white utility truck, which pulled into a convenience store parking lot, according to dispatch. Traffic in the area is being re-directed around the accident scene.

Activities planned by CASI beginning with Saturday's 5K9 fun run

Carson Animal Services Initiative volunteers have some fun activities scheduled for dogs and dog lovers during the month of September, starting off with the 5K9 run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 20. The event will take place at the River View Park at the end of east Fifth Street. Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. Start time is at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $25 for the first person, additional family members are $15. Please note that dogs must be leashed at all times.

More Carson City locations confirmed positive for West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus has been found in additional areas of Carson City, the Nevada Department of Agriculture said Friday. It has confirmed the presence in tested wetlands, ditches and other small bodies of water done early September, primarily along the I-580 freeway.

Free Legal Aid Fair

Event Date: 
October 18, 2014 (All day)

FREE LEGAL AID FAIR will be on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 9am to 4pm at the Carson City Community Center, Sierra Room, 851 E. William Street.

Ask an attorney about your legal problem. Find out what legal resources are available to help you. Attorneys will be available to talk to you concerning: General Civil Law (non-criminal), Family Law (divorce, custody, guardianship), Bankruptcy Wills and Estates, Foreclosure and Other Real Property Matters, Landlord/Tenant, Debt Collection. Government Benefits, Employment, Immigration And MORE...For more information call VARN at (775) 883-8278.

Northern Nevada fire team making difference at King Fire

Among the nearly 4,000 individuals currently fighting the King Fire in El Dorado County, Calif., there are several from northern Nevada including Carson City with an engine and four firefighters, and crews from Storey, Washoe and Douglas counties. It's been a long few days for the members of the strike team who were called to the fire.

The northern Nevada team was one of the first to show up at the King Fire. "We're clearing in preparation for the fire coming and pretty much whatever we need to do to protect structures and get a hold on this fire," said Capt. Jason Danen with Carson City Fire.

Woman jailed after allegedly lunging at bartender, kicking officer

A 46-year-old woman was arrested Thursday on battery charges after she allegedly lunged at a bartender, hit a bar manager with a cell phone and, later, kicked an officer as she was being arrested for disorderly conduct, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Friday King Fire update: Highway 50 reopens, air quality remains unhealthy

UPDATE: Air quality monitors in Carson City and Gardnerville are reporting levels of particulate matter in the unhealthy range due to smoke from the King fire in California, according to Nevada environmental health officials.

People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should consider moving activities indoors and avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

Carson City medical marijuana dispensary licenses recommended to be $25,000

Marijuana dispensary business licenses in Carson City will require $25,000 the first year based on direction the Board of Supervisors gave staff Thursday.

Carson City's unemployment declines slightly in August; job fair set for Sept. 26

Carson City's unemployment rate fell slightly to 7.5 percent in August along with Nevada's overall unemployment rate which also dipped to 7.6 percent, the lowest since August 2008 and down 2.2 points from a year ago, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports Friday.

Column: Cyclist rights and responsibilities when the rubber meets the road

Bicycling has become a very popular form of transportation, exercise and sport. We have seen a sharp increase in riders around the Carson City area and have observed both good and bad bicycle operators.

Many laws are in effect to protect bicyclists as they travel down the road but if you are a rider, there are some laws that apply to you as well. A cyclist is required to ride on the right side of the roadway so as to flow with traffic.

CHS Girls Tennis Team Car Wash Saturday at North Carson Street Les Schwab Tire

Event Date: 
September 20, 2014 - 9:00am

CHS Girls Tennis Team Car Wash Saturday at Les Schwab Tire. The Carson High School Girls' tennis team will be having a car wash fundraiser this Saturday at Les Schwab Tire, 3219 N Carson St., in Carson City from 8 a.m. to noon. A suggested minimum donation of $5 per car is requested.

Senators Roll Over Hug On The Volleyball Court

The Carson Senators took on the Hawks of Hug High Thursday at home on the volleyball court. The Senators made quick work of the Hawks, taking care of business in less than an hour 25-3, 25-12, 25-12. It was a relatively textbook victory for the Senators, who at no point really seemed to struggle to put the Hawks away.

Carson City Visitors Bureau asks: How do you say 'Sesquicentennial?'

The Carson City Visitors Bureau recently asked: "How do you say 'Sesquicentennial'? The results are as wide as the Silver State. Check out the video below and Celebrate 150 years Nevada Day weekend in Carson City, Oct. 28 to Nov. 1.

Nevada's steam driven Sesquicentennial celebration culminates in Carson City with the Saturday, Nov. 1 Nevada Day Parade. This year’s parade theme, “Happy 150th Birthday, Nevada” encourages Silver State revelers to salute Nevada’s Oct. 31 1864 admission to the union as the 36th state.

Job seekers take note: Carson City Job Fair set for Friday, Sept. 26

Event Date: 
September 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

Carson City Health and Human Services, Job Opportunities in Nevada (JOIN), and the Carson City Chamber of Commerce are presenting a Job Fair at the Community Center on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 2:00–4:30 P.M. for the general public.

Grand Opening: McCraw Insurance Services

Dan McCraw (center) cuts the ribbon for the grand opening of McCraw Insurance Services, with Carson City Chamber of Commerce President Terri McNutt (left) and Farmers Insurance District Manager Elizabeth Abarca-Angel.

South Lake Tahoe air show officials monitor King Fire developments; blaze prompts free admission to Saturday event

Smoke from the King Fire that originated in Pollock Pines has entered the Lake Tahoe Basin and is affecting visibility and air quality. City officials are closely monitoring the King Fire along with wind patterns from NOAA, visibility with the FAA and local and State law enforcement.

Free Nevada Health Link Info Meetings

Event Date: 
October 2, 2014 - 5:15pm

It's a free informational meeting to get questions answered and assistance in getting health insurance through the marketplace. Thursday October 2nd at 755 N. Roop St. Suite 211, Carson City, NV 89701. 5:15PM - 6:15PM.
Continues every Thursday throughout the month of October.

Carson City sheriff's arrest log for Thursday

A 25-year-old Carson City woman was jailed Wednesday on four felony charges in which a taser was deployed after she resisted arrest, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Kelsey Ann Wilkison was arrested, 6:35 p.m. at a casino in the 2260 block of East William Street after the altercation with deputies. She faces felony charges of probation violation, possession of a controlled substance and prescription pills without having a prescription, and a warrant for failure to appear.

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.

King Fire slows Thursday; Man faces arson charges, $10 million bail; Lake Tahoe open

UPDATE FRIDAY 9AM: Highway 50 reopened Friday morning. Expect delays and partial lane closures. Westbound traffic is reduced to 1 lane from Riverton to Pollock Pines.

UPDATE: The King Fire was much less active Thursday and firefighters were able to gain control on the southwestern end of the fire near Pollock Pines. The fire is 10 percent contained as of Thursday night and has consumed 73,124 acres, Cal Fire officials said.

According to a Cal Fire public information officer the northernmost 'finger' of fire is around the west side of Hellhole Reservoir, headed to Chipmunk Ridge. There was structure protection preparation work at Hellhole Reservoir.

Smoke levels continue to plague western Nevada, particularly Carson City and Reno but the forecast calls for winds to change direction some and drive the smoke away, according a National Weather Service forecast discussion briefing issued Thursday night.

Carson City residents wish bypass could be done quicker

Several dozen area residents turned out Wednesday to take a close look at the Nevada Department of Transportation’s plans for the final stretch of the Carson freeway with most saying they just wish it could get finished faster and with the full interchange at U.S. 395 south.

Outdoors with Don Q: Exploring Alaska on the web

I have a "ton of fun" visiting all kinds of websites on the Internet, and enjoying all of their fascinating information and photos. They range all the way from our very own Carson Now Carson City to www.carsonvalleytimes.com in Douglas County to those in the far-flung corners of the world.

Of all of those far-flung websites, I mostly enjoy visiting those that are associated with the Far North: Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, The Northwest Territories and The Yukon.

Free Community BBQ, 150 Years of Statehood

Event Date: 
November 1, 2014 - 1:00pm
Save the Date! Free Community BBQ to help celebrate 150 years of statehood.

November 1, 2014, 1pm to 4pm

Good Food, Live Entertainment, Fun, 150th Quilt Show, Family History, & more …

Held at the Carson City Nevada Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 411 N.

CASI K9 Fun Run and Walk is Saturday; Pooch Plunge at the Carson City Aquatic Center Sept. 27

Event Date: 
September 27, 2014 - 9:00am

Two CASI events coming up. First is the third annual Carson Animal Services Initiative's 5K9 fun run/walk at Riverview Park on East Fifth Street in Carson City on Saturday, Sept. 20. The following week is the Pooch Plunge.

Saturday's K9 Walk/Run fundraising event is a great way for families to show off their pets while giving them some exercise too. Awards will be given to the 1st place male and female K9 finishers. Every participant receives a free gift.

National Constitution Day celebrates signing of historic U.S. document

September 17 is national Constitution Day. National Constitution Day celebrates the Constitution of the United States of America, which was signed on September 17, 1787.

The Constitution of the United States of America has survived longer than any other country’s constitution. The Constitution was established “in order to form a more perfect Union,” and, among other things “establish Justice.” Article III of the Constitution created the judicial department, and established the right of persons charged with a crime to be tried by a jury.

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.

Future of downtown Carson Street tackled by Chamber group

Carson City Transportation Manager Patrick Pittenger said the downtown Carson Street makeover isn’t reinventing the wheel and will gain acceptance once finished.

Cameras activated at Lake Tahoe to track smoke from King Fire

The University of Nevada, Reno’s newest mountaintop camera at Lake Tahoe has just been installed, and has been tracking the smoke from the King Fire in El Dorado County, Calif., which has been inundating the Lake Tahoe Basin, Carson City and Reno areas with smoke in the afternoons.

Multiple cases of West Nile Virus found in Nevada

The Nevada Department of Agriculture’s Animal Disease and Food Safety Laboratory has detected numerous cases of West Nile Virus in Nevada.

June Lake fire in Mono County under control, Highway 158 reopened

UPDATE THURSDAY 3:40PM: Go here for the latest on the King Fire. June Lake Road was to be opened at 2 p.m. Thursday. Here's a news brief from Mono County Sheriff's Office.

UPDATE: June Lake Fire Road Closures. The fire remains controlled with small hot spots. Fire crews continue to work on these hot spots.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will begin letting people through Hwy 158 beginning at 1:00 PM with the advisement of fire activity and equipment on the roadway. Please be aware and respect all fire equipment, personnel and hazards in or on the roadway. Think safety first for our fire and law enforcement personnel and for yourselves. Please use caution when traveling through the area.

Hwy 158 is anticipated to be fully open at 2:00 PM. Again, please be mindful of fire personnel and equipment and all first responders and law enforcement in the area. Travel safe!


UPDATE 330PM: According to a Tweet this afternoon from Caltrans, Highway 50 is back open but the westbound No. 2 lane will remain closed overnight because of ongoing King Fire issues. A portion of the highway and artery for traffic into and out of South Lake Tahoe and Stateline, had been closed since Tuesday, from Sly Park Road to Fresh Pond, due to burning trees falling on the road.

Meanwhile, the June Fire burning in Mono County is estimated to be 65 acres and 50 percent contained.

Residents get glimpse of coming changes to downtown Carson City landscape

With a packed house and lots of questions, Carson City residents had a chance Tuesday to see what enhanced downtown landscaping, street and sidewalk improvements would look like in a planned redesign of downtown.

The Carson Street improvement project is part of an overall plan to revitalize the commercial corridors throughout Carson City. The improvements, made public during two workshops at the Carson City Community Center, will be funded through sales tax revenues, one-eighth of a cent, approved earlier this by the Carson City Board of Supervisors.

Nordyke Ranch House in Lyon County listed in State Register of Historic Places

Nordyke Ranch House in Lyon County, south of Yerington, was listed in the Nevada State Register of Historic Places on Sept. 12, 2014. As one of the few remaining buildings of the small ranching community of Nordyke, the ranch house stands as a visible reminder of Mason Valley’s agricultural development in the early 20th century.

Carson City food and restaurant health inspections through Sept. 15

Food and restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. The 10 inspections listed here were made through Sept. 15, 2014.

Inspections include several school cafeterias, a bakery, caterer, a church, the Carson City Senior Center, a bar and lounge and a retail food producer.

See the full report below.

Comstock Mining Inc. Refuses Support for Independent Environmental Data Review

Event Date: 
September 16, 2014 (All day)

Silver City, NV - The Comstock Resident’s Association’s (CRA) recent request for funds to obtain third-party analysis of health and safety data associated with mining activities in Gold Hill and Silver City has been denied by Comstock Mining Inc. (CMI).

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.

Carson City area musicians Invited to Friday's Tuneville at BAC ahead of documentary

Tuneville Sept. 19 will be in the Performance Hall Lobby
Tuneville Sept. 19 will be in the Performance Hall Lobby
Event Date: 
September 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Musicians are invited to "Give What You Can and Play" before the film "Find Your Way: A Busker's Documentary" this Friday at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City. Tuneville Session invites acoustic musicians to play at the BAC Performance Hall lobby Sept. 19 from 5 to 6:45 p.m.

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.

Carson City sheriff's arrest log for Tuesday

A 22-year-old Carson City man was arrested Monday on a felony charge of parole violation and misdemeanor charges of petit larceny after allegedly taking clothing and a watch from two department stores, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Shawn Anderson was booked into jail at 6:38 p.m. without bail awaiting a hearing for the parole violation charge. According to the arrest report, Anderson was stopped outside of Kohl’s by loss prevention after being seen leaving the store with a shirt. Anderson threw the shirt at the security officer and took off running, leaving his getaway vehicle.

Lyon County denies request for V&T commission funding

Saying Lyon County receives little or no financial benefit from the project, the Lyon County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to reject a request from the Nevada Commission for the Reconstruction of the V&T Railway for funding.
The commission requested Lyon, Storey and Douglas counties and Carson City to contribute funding to the commission’s budget, as stipulated in the enabling legislation that created the V&T Commission.

Major Sports Need Major Overhaul In Domestic Violence Policies

So for the last couple of weeks we have seen the issue of domestic violence come into the forefront of major sports and its athletes. The NFL of course taking most of the attention with the Ray Rice turmoil. MLB has also been put into the spotlight when its commissioner Bud Selig was asked about the issue during his farewell tour in San Francisco. Here is part of what he had to say on the subject:

Carson City Chamber and Visitors Bureau have new homes

As of 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, the Carson City Chamber of Commerce has officially purchased the Visitors Bureau share of the building both agencies jointly inhabited since 1989. The Visitors Bureau is now leasing space in the downtown core at the corner of Carson and Washington Street at 716 N. Carson Street.

The Chamber will remain at 1900 S. Carson Street and will occupy the space vacated by the Bureau after extensive remodeling. Both agencies will have official open houses in the near future.

John Connolly

July 4, 1926 - Sep. 3, 2014 John Connolly, 88, of Carson City, NV. Passed away September 3, 2014, at his home. He was born July 4, 19...

West Nile Virus confirmed in Carson City

The presence of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Carson City, the Nevada Department of Agriculture announced Monday. Officials tested wetlands, ditches and other small bodies of water during the first week of September and of the samples collected so far the virus is present in one of the test sites.

The site was in a rural, eastern area of Carson City, along the Carson River, said Dustin Boothe, division manager and epidemiologist for the Carson City Health and Human Services.

What Works: Why so serious? Using humor to shift your attitude

There’s something special about a good parody. I always get a laugh when something is turned on its head and shown in a new comedic light. Lately, I’ve realized I can do that with my own fallible actions. When I use humor on it, I render it powerless, shut up the nagging negatively in my head, and can actually laugh at myself.

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