Western Nevada College Wildcats Softball hosted Snow College from Ephraim, Utah Friday at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City. WNC entered the series just one game behind Snow in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, and remained that way, splitting Friday’s doubleheader.
In game one, the Wildcats topped Snow 3-1, with Meghan Hospodka hitting a three run homer to win it for WNC. In the second game, Snow College rallied to win 12-4, despite two home runs by Wildcat Hali Bennion. Carlee Beck pitched both games for WNC.
Carson City native John "Jed" Block entered the race Friday to become the Republican candidate for Assembly District 40 saying that he feels well-qualified to represent the district because of his extensive familiarity with the needs of citizens.
Care Flight was called and Carson City Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Musser and Stewart streets late Friday afternoon.
The accident, reported at 4:50 p.m. was said to be a t-bone between the two vehicles with air bag deployment and serious injuries to at least one person, according to Carson City dispatch.
Don Gibson filed his candidacy Friday for Carson City Sheriff. He is a lifelong resident of Carson City and has seen positive change throughout the years.
Having been in law enforcement for over 16 years Gibson said he has the demonstrative ability and necessary leadership skills to administer the office of sheriff. His team would continue Carson City’s positive change and he will "always strive to improve the quality of life for all of us."
Gibson said professionalism, compassion and sincerity are all paramount when handling community affairs.
Youth Theatre Carson City Showstoppers! would like to thank our community, friends and families for the support surrounding their recent trip to Disneyland and Disney Performing Arts in Anaheim, Calif.
Under the direction of Andie Anderson and Bri Valley, the Showstoppers! successfully completed a workshop with Disney Staff and a 30-minute performance on the Big Thunder Jamboree stage. "We are grateful to all involved. With your help, this once in a lifetime dream became a reality," said Director Andie Anderson. I could not be prouder of our Showstoppers!"
Jason Woodbury filed Friday as a candidate for Carson City District Attorney. This marks Woodbury’s first run for office and he says he’s looking forward to it.
“The folks I’ve talked with have a keen sense of their local government, and they’ve shared a number of concerns with me already. I have been encouraged by the positive reception from the public,” Woodbury said. “In the coming months, I hope to hear more about the service they expect from their District Attorney’s office.”
Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. Inspections through March 3, 2014 include restaurants, fast food restaurants, and a bar and lounge. All establishments inspected for the wee scored 100 and graded AA.
See the full report below.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada Highway Patrol will conduct saturation patrols Saturday, March 15 in the capital city area.
Deputies and NHP troopers will be looking for intoxicated drivers as well as driving habits and traffic violations which are associated with intoxicated drivers, said Carson City Sheriff's Office Sgt. Scott McDaniel.
The patrols are designed to keep our roadways safe from impaired and unsafe drivers, he said.
The Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada and the Washoe Tribe Head Start Office in Carson City are among the sponsoring agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program, Nevada Department of Agriculture announced Friday.
A 29-year-old Carson City woman and 27-year-old man were arrested Thursday, each facing two misdemeanor warrant counts for failure to appear.
The pair were arrested in the 2100 block of Airport Road at 8:05 p.m. According to the arrest report, officers with the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team conducted a warrant service on the woman at the residence.
This is my annual reminder that if you are a trout fisherman and are new to our area, you may not be aware that some of our best Lahontan Cutthroat Trout fishing is at Pyramid Lake in the month of March.
Pyramid Lake (which is roughly the same surface size as Lake Tahoe) is about 30 miles north of Reno-Sparks, and it contains Lahontan Cutthroat Trout that can easily run into “Double Digits” in weight. That's big!
The lake is the terminus of the Truckee River which begins at Lake Tahoe.
Come enjoy a great dinner and watch your favorite Carson City area celebrities battle it out for tips on Saturday, March 29. Nearly 40 local celebrities will compete at the FISH, “Have a Heart Celebration.”
Local leaders from churches, business, media, local/state government and those from the medical field are helping FISH by becoming the Glen Eagles’ service staff for one memorable night of “fine dining.”
"Up up and away in my beautiful balloon" were the words of the Fifth Dimension's famous song of the 70s and those same words could describe Katie Griggs, this week's guest on Women to Women.
Griggs, a local balloonist, shares her experiences as a pilot with host Carol Paz. The great Reno Balloon Race is Sept. 5-7, and Griggs will have a balloon on Nevada Day.
Here is the video of the Feb. 27 candidates forum hosted by the Carson City Republican Central Committee.
The candidates who participated (in order of their appearance):
Mark Krueger, candidate for Carson City District Attorney (0:00)
Jason Woodbury, candidate for Carson City District Attorney (8:54)
Adam Laxalt, candidate for Nevada Attorney General (18:45)
Dan Schwartz, candidate for Nevada State Treasurer (28:18)
Ken Furlong, candidate for Carson City Sheriff (34:55)
Don Gibson, candidate for Carson City Sheriff (43:23)
Today Lori Bagwell pointed to the Plan of Expenditure at the Board of Supervisors meeting and asked for clarification before the Board took its final vote on the 8th of a cent sales tax increase.
Carson City Sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Gonzales announced today that he filed to run for Sheriff of Carson City with the Carson City Elections Department.
Gonzales is running for Sheriff with the goal of increasing integrity, transparency, and accountability in the Sheriff’s Office, as well as restructuring the department to put more deputies in positions to better serve Carson City. “I understand today’s issues and have the vision to meet tomorrow’s challenges.”
The Carson City Council of the United States Navy League will hold its first meeting of the New Year on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in the Banquet Room at Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St., Carson City.
This is a change of location. The dinner hour will begin after 6:15 PM. Attendees will be accessing the Casino Buffett from the Banquet Room. Our speaker will be Katherine (Kat) Miller, Col. USA, ret., the Executive Director of the Nevada Office of Veterans Services. She is a 34 year veteran of the US Army and a Military Correctional Specialist.
The public is invited to the 2014 Nevada Poetry Out Loud Competition State Finals at the Siena Hotel Spa Casino Ballroom in Reno Saturday, March 15, from noon to 3 p.m.
Fifteen students who gained the status of district finalists after a series of local competitions will vie for awards totaling $4,000 for the first, second and third place winners and their respective schools.
The Carson City Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the Spring Citizen Fire Academy beginning April 2, 2014 and meeting weekly on Wednesday's until May 21, 2014.
Applications can be found at the Carson City Fire Department on Stewart Street or the Carson City Fire Deaprtment website here; all applications must be turned in by Monday, March 31, 2014.
A Carson City man was arrested Wednesday and faces a gross misdemeanor charge of possession a dangerous weapon after he allegedly told his ex-wife that he would shoot it out with the cops and kill or be killed, and would kill himself before he would be captured.
We were relieved to read that not all tribal members are supporting the proposed motocross track on the Washoe Tribe’s land. It gave us hope that the Washoe people really do believe in their statement that “the Washoe Tribe have long considered themselves stewards of our land and continue to maintain that position, never to compromise or sacrifice our environmental and archeologically sensitive lands.”
In our opinion the development of a motocross track in the proposed location would be a complete contradiction to this statement.
In an effort to put more Nevadans back to work, Nevada JobConnect will host a special campaign in Carson City, Douglas County, and Lyon County to get more employers to list their job openings with the state’s One-Stop Employment Centers.
Nevada JobConnect and the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) Employment Security Division are inviting employers to participate in its second Job Quest campaign being held in Carson City from March 10, 2014 to March 15, 2014.
Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold three informational meetings in March. The first, his monthly “Breakfast with Brad,” takes place Friday, March 7, at 7:30 am at the Cracker Box restaurant. All Carson City residents are invited to attend and ask questions or provide input about Carson City issues.
UPDATE: Carson City Supervisors reaffirmed its Feb. 20 meeting decision on an 1/8th cent sales tax question with a second 4 to 1 vote favoring plans.
Tax money will go to build a new animal services facility, a new multi-purposes athletic center, street and pedestrian improvements in the downtown area and Carson Street and William Street/Highway 50 East commercial corridors, and Community Center improvements.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit hosted a group of students from the Gifted and Academically Talented Education program from the Carson City School District Wednesday at the Fuji Park Pavilion.
Twenty-seven 6th and 7th grade students from Eagle Valley and Carson Middle Schools spent the day with the K9 Unit learning how the dogs work in drug detection, patrol work, and tracking. Demonstrations were done with the dogs and their handlers giving the students first hand experience at just what the teams are capable of.
Because art builds communities, the Nevada Arts Council is examining the efforts, wants and needs of towns across the state as it builds a three-year plan to support local efforts.
The Arts Council is launching a series of local arts town meetings to engage in conversations with Nevadans. Staff plans to explore the cultural needs of large and small communities, the role of the arts in the Silver State and to evaluate NAC’s role as a state agency.
The family of a 31-year-old Carson CIty pedestrian who was struck on Highway 50 near Stateline at Lake Tahoe in the early morning hours of Aug. 10, 2013 seeks help in locating the driver who fled the scene, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Cody J. Dobson was walking on the highway, or may have stumbled from the adjacent sidewalk, just east of the MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa at approximately 3:13 am prior to being struck by a motor vehicle, said NHP Trooper Chuck Allen.
Black Rock Solar began construction in late February on two new Carson City area photovoltaic arrays: 324 ground-mounted panels at Sierra Lutheran High School and 193 rooftop panels at Silver State Charter Schools.
That means 135 kW of clean energy from the sun powering the 91-student Christian school and the 7th to 12th-grade charter school. It also means an annual utility-bill savings of more than $19,000 for the two schools – that’s $19,000 that can go toward expanded educational opportunities within the Carson City and Douglas County communities.
Jenni Jeffers will present “Owls in Nevada” from 1-2 pm, Saturday, March 8 at the Nevada State Museum’s Family Fun Saturday program. A biologist for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Jeffers will bring some of the live owl species native to Nevada and explain their life history.
Tickets are available at 9 a.m. The museum will offer a science activity from 10 a.m. to noon in the Discovery Lab, that includes examples of bird’s nests, feathers and eggs, and an opportunity to dissect an owl pellet.
Misti Gower is known by co-workers at Nevada’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as a cake baker extraordinaire. So, no one was surprised when she and Heidi Englund of the Nevada Historical Society agreed to create a 13 foot wide by 21 foot long cake in the shape of Nevada to commemorate the great cake caper of 1964.
The monumental undertaking has started to come together as DCNR colleagues and others have jumped in to help bake, build and serve the 1,300 pound confection.
Carson City Sheriff's Office detectives arrested the fiance who was a passenger with Desiree Bragg the night Leonardo Cardoza, who is on trial for murder, allegedly rammed his minivan into the side of Bragg's mother's home, pinning and killing her.
Steven Gilbert Castro Jr., 20, was arrested in Yuba City, Calif., Tuesday where he is facing a felony charge of being a material witness avoiding testimony. Castro also faces a misdemeanor charge of being in violation of a suspended sentence out of Carson City Justice Court. That was filed Dec. 31, 2013.
“The Carson City Republican Central Committee, is hosting a program with Roger Hedgecock. You are invited to attend in room 3100 at the Nevada State Legislature on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Roger Allan Hedgecock, is a conservative talk radio host and former mayor of San Diego, California. His show is syndicated by Radio America.”
Submitted to Carson Now by Carol Howell
Here is what Ms, Howell did not state in the spirit of “transparency” which now has become the new “buzzword” in American and Nevada Politics!
It's back and better than ever: the 2014 edition of the Escape From Prison Hill trail half marathon and 10K races!The Escape from Prison Hill Half Marathon and 10K in Carson City, Nevada, is happening on Saturday, April 19. The Escape from Prison Hill Half Marathon is a challenging trail run with great views of the Sierra Nevada, Nevada valleys, and the Nevada State Prison! The 10K packs the same views and less-challenging terrain in a shorter distance.
CARSON CITY — Former Nevada law enforcement official "PK" O'Neill, filed Tuesday at the Secretary of State's office, as a Republican candidate for Assembly District 40. The seat is currently held by former Carson Supervisor and retiring two term Assemblyman Pete Livermore, who is endorsing "PK's" candidacy.
He described O'Neill as "a once in a lifetime candidate." Pete said, "I wholeheartedly endorse him and am giving my total support to "PK" O'Neill on becoming the next representative for Assembly District 40."
Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of March 6-12, 2014.
There is a lot of misinformation circulating regarding Carson City’s possible future involvement with the Empire Ranch Golf Course. I have heard and read many inaccurate statements regarding what actions, if any, the city might take in regards to the course. I want to help clear that up, and address the facts as I understand them.
The Carson City Fire Department will allow open burning March 15 to April 6, 2014. The purpose of the open burn period is to provide residents an opportunity to dispose of accumulated weeds and yard debris.
The Carson City Rainbow Girls announce their Spring Strut 5K race. Join us at Riverview Park on the first Saturday morning of spring, March 22 at 7 a.m. All runners get a t-shirt and in addition there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers for men and women. All children will get a free Kids Meal at Buffalo Wild Wings.
The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 run for free with a paid adult. You can register online at Active.com or the day of the race.
Carson City Sheriff’s office detectives arrested 52-year-old man Tuesday morning for failing to register as a sex offender. Steven Houston was arrested in the 1300 block of Ashby Court by law officers.
Detectives served Houston an advisement letter to register within 48 hours from the Nevada Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registration Unit last Thursday evening. Houston ignored his obligation to register as a convicted sex offender and was arrested, according to a news release.
Mark Krueger, Carson City Assistant District Attorney, officially filed to run for Carson City District Attorney on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The seat is being vacated by current Carson City District Attorney Neil A. Rombardo.
“I have extensive experience working with city government and the criminal justice system,” he said. “Carson City needs an experienced prosecutor, civil litigator and team leader to fill the important role of District Attorney and I bring that to the table.”
Karen Abowd, Supervisor Ward 1, filed for re-election on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, citing her desire to see through many projects currently in process, as well as her commitment to the future of Nevada’s Capital City.
“Carson City has gone through some tough economic times and continues to,” Abowd said. “We have needed to be careful in our planning and how we spend available dollars in order to create sustainable, relevant opportunities that have immediate positive impacts, and build a future we can be proud to leave our children and grandchildren.”
The Carson City Republican Central Committee, is hosting a program with Roger Hedgecock. You are invited to attend in room 3100 at the Nevada State Legislature on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Roger Allan Hedgecock, is a conservative talk radio host and former mayor of San Diego, California. His show is syndicated by Radio America.
The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is developing applications for Off Highway Vehicle Cooperative Funds for the upcoming 2012/2013 grant cycle. We are developing three preliminary applications to the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division in Sacramento.
On Monday morning, Sheriff Kenny Furlong walked across the court house parking lot and filed for re-election of the position he’s held for the last 11 years. Kenny and Undersheriff Steve Albertsen expressed their enthusiasm, not only for the community wide accomplishments that have been witnessed, but also for the positive direction that Carson City appears to be headed.
A 28-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Sunday on a felony fugitive from justice warrant out of Nevada County, Calif., and two misdemeanor-related charges. Jerilyn Grace Aldrich, was booked into the Carson City Jail on $11,244 bail.
State Controller Kim Wallin was the first of several state politicians to file for office yesterday in Carson City, officially kicking off the 2014 election season.
UPDATE: Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong reports that a 17-year-old male juvenile was taken into custody Monday night and faces vandalism charges involving a spree early Sunday in which at least 40 victims were targeted.
Furlong said the male was "somewhat" cooperative and arrested mid-evening. A second juvenile has been identified but was uncooperative. The suspect was arrested based on the surveillance video, taken in the area of Big O Tires on Hot Springs Road, said Furlong. The juvenile seen spray painting in the video below was arrested on suspicion of the vandalism.