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Carson City Symphony to begin rehearsals for 31st concert season

Attention musicians: The Carson City Symphony will begin rehearsals for the 2014-15 concert season on Wednesday, August 27, 7:00 to 9:15 p.m., at the Carson High School band room.

The Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, is a volunteer orchestra of about 55 players who perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries. It is open to string players at any time without audition, and to other instrumentalists when positions are available. Current openings are for strings and horn. Musicians who are interested in joining should contact the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Watch it Live: Carson City Board of Supervisors

The Carson City Board of Supervisors are meeting today in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center. Go here for the agenda and here to watch it live.

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.

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

Event Date: 
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.

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

Event Date: 
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.

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.

Youth football event at Carson High causes parking jam

Thousands are gathering today at Carson High School for the Sierra Youth Football League Carson Experience. More than 15,000 parents, coaches, players and fans are expected to attend the event, which has brought players to scrimmage from Northern Nevada and Northern California.

Parking has swelled, filling lots at the high school, nearby churches, side streets and at Mills Park. Parking is now being encouraged at Gold Dust West, according to Carson City Sheriff’s Office deputies via dispatch. There is a shuttle bus that is operating, transporting passengers to the event from the resort casino, located at 2171 Highway 50 East.

Aug. 18 open house to address open space, parks in Carson River area

Event Date: 
August 18, 2014 - 3:00pm

Residents interested in open space and parks along the Carson River, including Silver Saddle Ranch and the Prison Hill Recreation Area, may want to attend an Aug. 18 open house hosted through the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department.

The event will be in Bonanza Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 East William Street from 3 to 5:45 p.m. and will include information, maps and draft recommendations from the Management Plan. Written comments are also encouraged.

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

Beatles Flashback tribute band on stage tonight at Carson City Community Center

Beatles Flashback, a Beatles tribute band formed in 2006, will be on stage tonight, Wednesday, at the Carson City Community Center as part of the Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival.

While most people are familiar with Beatles tribute bands that dress up to look like the Fab Four, Beatles Flashback, a group that formed in Sonoma County, Calif., and is now based in Reno, focuses instead on recreating the music that is heard on the original recordings.

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

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

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

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

History of The Beatles Lecture and Beatles Flashback Concert

This year, the United States celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first visit to these shores. The "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival" is excited to provide two exciting Beatles events in honor of that occasion.

Youth Theatre Carson City presents Seussical The Musical, Jr. beginning July 25

Youth Theatre Carson City is thrilled to announce our upcoming production of SEUSSICAL, JR., an exciting adventure through the world of Dr. Seuss. The show will run two weekends, July 25 – August 3, 2014 in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center. SEUSSICAL, JR. is great fun for the whole family. Over 70 young local performers portray all the characters from the popular Dr. Seuss books in this fantastical musical extravaganza.

Watch it Live: Carson City Board of Supervisors

The Carson City Board of Supervisors meets today beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center. Go here for the agenda and here to watch it live. Today is a joint meeting with the Carson City Charter Review Committee.

Sierra Front: Residents can return to homes, Clear Creek fire remains at 300 acres

UPDATE 440PM: Firefighters have contained the fire by 35 percent. Resources have managed to keep a hold of the fire. There were two small slop overs that are being held in place by helicopter and crew work.

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UPDATE 1020AM: All roads are now open. Residents can go back to their homes, however be alert and aware of the fire, and weather patterns in the area. The evacuation center at the Carson City Community Center is now closed. Animals can still be taken to Fuji Park.

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UPDATE 926AM: The Clear Creek fire remains at 300 acres, 25 percent contained as of 9 a.m., according to Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center. No injuries reported. Vista Grande to Golf Course Drive is only open to residents. Around 40 homes in Clear Creek subdivision are under voluntary evacuation. Residents can go to the Carson City Community Center. Animals can be taken to Fuji Park.

The weather seems to be favoring the firefighters battling the Clear Creek Fire today. According to CarsonWeather.com, winds are expected to be light, with humidity above 60 percent.

The northwest flank of the fire (the steep side on the south side of Clear Creek Canyon) is still active. As a precaution, structure engines are staging in the Jacks Valley and Clear Creek subdivisions.

Lightning starts brush fire in Old Clear Creek area, 150 acres and growing; evacuation advisory underway

UPDATE 3 AM: Evacuation orders were instructed for Golf Club Drive, Jeffery Pine Lane to Old Clear Creek Road. There are about 20 to 30 homes in the area. Evacuees are urged to go to the Carson City Community Center. Animals can be sent to Fuji Park. The orders came down at around 1:45 a.m.

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Monday forum to discuss Carson City medical marijuana dispensaries

Event Date: 
July 14, 2014 - 5:30pm

Have questions about the state's marijuana laws and the new city ordinance? Join Partnership Carson City and Sierra Nevada Forums for a special forum Monday that will address these and more.

The July 14 forum, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bob Boldrick Theater inside the Carson City Community Center, will present an explanation of the Nevada Revised Statute 453A relating to medical marijuana, and the new Carson City ordinance outlining the zoning for medical marijuana production and distribution facilities as they relate to the future of medical marijuana in Carson City.

Abowd Hosts Monthly Walkabout, Friday July 11

Karen Abowd, Carson City Supervisor, Ward 1, hosts her monthly Walkabout today, July 11 at Mills Park. All interested parties are invited to attend.

This is an opportunity to discuss any topic or to bring up concerns, questions and ideas you may have about issues and challenges facing Carson City, and is the continuation of Abowd’s commitment to listen to her constituents.

To be a part of representative government and have a say, meet on the steps of Carson City Community Center at noon, and be sure to bring a bag lunch.

Renowned trombonist Bill Watrous to appear at Jazz and Beyond concert series

The Mile High Jazz Band is proud to present legendary trombonist Bill Watrous in concert and in a master class on Monday, Aug. 11, at the Carson City Community Center.

These events are part of the "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival," which runs from Aug. 1 to Aug. 17 and features over 40 events, mostly in the downtown Carson City area.

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 of the Carson City Community Center. An evening session to discuss a zoning ordinance that would allow for medical marijuana establishments will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Medical marijuana zoning on tap for Carson City Supervisors

UPDATE: Carson City Supervisors agreed Thursday to opt in on Nevada's medical marijuana law regarding establishments of dispensaries and facilities. The board voted 4 to 1 in favor of zoning changes that allow for medical marijuana establishments in zoned areas. Go here for the full story.

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The second reading of a proposed zoning ordinance allowing for marijuana dispensaries and facilities for cultivation, production and testing will go before the Carson City Board of Supervisors on Thursday during an evening session.

Nevada 150 events planned throughout July

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of July. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held July 1 through July 12.

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 of the Carson City Community Center.
Among the items up for discussion is the board's direction as to whether it wants to allow medical marijuana establishments in the city.

August auditions for Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company's 'My Fair Lady'

The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company is distributing audition information for the Lerner and Loewe masterwork, My Fair Lady, to play in eight performances this November at the Carson City Community Center.
Auditions will be the second week of August. Specific times, location and information on what to prepare for auditions will be emailed to those who sign up for auditions.

Watch it Live: Special meeting of the Carson City Board of Supervisors

The Carson City Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. today to hear canvass results for the June 10, 2014 primary election. The brief meeting will be in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 East William Street.

Carson City voters take to the polls

Today is Primary Day in Carson City and it is also Carson City Clerk-Recorder Alan Glover's birthday.

The 65-year-old elections chief, former five-term Nevada Assemblyman and later a Nevada State Senator before resigning when he was appointed Carson City Recorder in 1985, noted this is not only his last primary he will oversee, as he is retiring this year, but he's now got his "Medicare card and everything."

Carson City, Secretary of State websites to report up-to-the-minute primary election results

Nevada’s only official primary election results reporting website, www.SilverStateElection.com, launched Friday in preparation for Tuesday's 2014 primary election. The comprehensive reporting website allows the public to easily monitor the official results as reported by election officials statewide throughout the evening of the election.

For the local Carson City election, results can be found on the Carson City Election Office website here and on CarsonNow.org. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, 851 East William Street. Election results will begin to filter in after 7 p.m. first with the results from early voting.

Carson City restaurant and food inspection report through June 4

Food and restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division.

Inspections through June 4, 2014 include convenience stores, bars and lounges, the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada, the Carson City Community Center, restaurants and fast food restaurants. Out of the 21 inspections, 13 received Grade AA scores of 100.

Watch it Live: Carson City Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors meet today beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 East William Street. Go here for the agenda and here to watch the meeting live.

Items up for discussion and possible action include:

GNCU Supports Carson High Safe Grad; more than $1,900 in donations raised

Greater Nevada Credit Union presented Carson High School’s Parent Teacher Student Association with a $1,940 check toward the PTSA’s annual Safe Grad event.

Julie Slocum, PTSA Safe Grad Volunteer Coordinator and GNCU Educational Branch Coordinator, accepted the donation Thursday at the GNCU Educational Branch on the CHS campus.

Graduation Round-up

It’s that time of year again when a new crop of high school seniors look forward to traveling whatever paths they’ve chosen for themselves and more than a few eighth-grade students are looking forward with a combination of dread and anticipation, to beginning their high school years.

Of course graduation ceremonies mark these transitions and there are many planned for area schools. For those with friends or loved ones graduating this year, here is a list of graduations for easy scheduling. Locations are at the school unless otherwise noted.

Dorothy’s Dance Adventure in the Land of Oz

Event Date: 
May 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

Ayako’s Dance Studio, under the sponsorship of Pinkerton Ballet Theatre, will present “Dorothy’s Dance Adventure in the Land of Oz” at 7 p.m. Friday in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center.

General admission costs $10 per person. Admission for seniors 60 and older and children 10 and younger costs $7. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Watch it Live: Carson City Board of Supervisors

The Carson City Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. today in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center. Supervisors will look to approve Carson City's final fiscal year budget for 2014-2015 and the Redevelopment Authority fiscal year budget.

It's Your City with Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell

In this week's It's Your City update, Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell provides insight on news and happenings around town, commenting on decisions made at the May 15 Board of Supervisors meeting and noting the significant drop in the city's unemployment rate in April.

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 of the Carson City Community Center. Go here for the agenda and here to watch it live.
Among the items for discussion and possible action:

Festival of Earthly Treasures Sunday at Carson City Community Center

Event Date: 
May 18, 2014 - 10:00am

Come spend the day with us at our Festival of Earthly Treasures IV and Healing Arts Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. Williams Street in Carson City.

Spend the afternoon pampering and treating yourself with a massage, or learn to make jewelry, or attend a transformative workshop….. or get a reading for perspective on your life…. Whatever resonates with you!
We will be featuring free interactive workshops, jewelry, healing arts, readings, aromatherapy and a silent auction. Raffles prizes will be given away every 30 minutes.

Northern Nevada is blooming with the arts, activities and entertainment

The weather is warming up providing for another great season activities throughout Carson City and Northern Nevada. One of my favorite things about spring and summer is to share as many local events, food, music, the arts and entertainment with you. We have many festivities, activities and fundraisers being planned for the coming months.

What Works: Why pain is actually a good thing

Those of you who read my column on a regular basis know that I have recently renewed my commitment to fitness. And, let me tell you folks, I’m sore. I’m not just “ow that sort of hurts” sore. I’m sore like, when I stand up, my legs wobble like a baby horse and I limp to wherever I’m going sore. That’s really sore.

Festival of Earthly Treasures and Healing Arts fundraiser set for May 18

Event Date: 
May 18, 2014 - 10:00am

Come spend the day with us at our Festival of Earthly Treasures IV and Healing Arts Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. Williams Street in Carson City.

Spend the afternoon pampering and treating yourself with a massage, learn to make jewelry, attend a transformative workshop or get a reading for perspective on your life — whatever resonates with you.

We will be featuring free interactive workshops, jewelry, healing arts, readings, aromatherapy and a silent auction. Raffles prizes will be given away every 30 minutes.

Abowd Hosts Monthly Walkabout

Event Date: 
May 9, 2014 (All day)

Carson City Supervisor, Ward 1 Karen Abowd, hosts her monthly Walkabout Friday, May 9 at Mills Park. All interested parties are invited to attend and is an opportunity to discuss any topic or to bring up concerns, questions and ideas.
To be a part of representative government and have a say, meet at noon on the steps of Carson City Community Center and be sure to bring a bag lunch.

Watch it Live: Carson City Board of Supervisors

The Carson City Board of Supervisors meet today in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center. The meeting began at 8:30 a.m. Go here for the agenda and here to watch it live.

'Chicago' to hit the stage May 9-18 in Carson City

Murder. Corruption. Greed. Fame. And all that jazz. The Western Nevada Musical Theater Company brings the sizzling Broadway blockbuster, Chicago, to Northern Nevada on weekends, May 9-18 at the Carson City Community Center.

Set in the windy city during the roaring 1920's, the show follows the stories of two murderers - nightclub singer Velma Kelly, who kills her husband and sister when she finds them cheating on her; and aspiring vaudeville singer Roxie Hart, who murders her lover for promising to get her into show biz, only to get her into bed.

Tickets on sale for May performances of 'Chicago'

Western Nevada College's Musical Theatre Company brings the sizzling Broadway blockbuster, 'Chicago,' to Carson City, weekends, May 9-18.

Set in the Windy City during the ‘Roaring’ 1920's, the show follows the stories of two murderers, and entertains mightily with one explosive dance number after another

Starring are Kristin Charismas as Roxie, Robin Kato as Velma, Jeff Chamberlin as Billy Flynn, Cindy Sabatini as Mama Morton, Jeffrey Fast as Amos Hart and Christina Bourne as Mary Sunshine. More than 30 dancers complete the cast.

Carson City authorities search for man with surgical mask who slashed tires in Smith's parking lot

UPDATE: Carson City sheriff's deputies were looking for a man wearing a surgical mask who walked through the Smith's grocery parking lot early Tuesday evening and slashed the tires of a vehicle.

Dispatch received the call at 5:48 p.m. of a white man with brown hair wearing a surgical mask and a creamed colored jacket walk through the parking lot of the Smith's on William Street, slashing tires. He then fled in the direction of the Carson City Community Center and library. One vehicle had its tires slashed, said Carson City Sheriff's Office Sgt. Earl Mays.

The Science of Speed: Why Driving Fast is Harder than You Think

Event Date: 
April 15, 2014 - 6:00pm

Carson City Library will welcome Dr. Leslie-Pelecky, author of The Physics of NASCAR as special guest on Tuesday, April 15th, at 6:00 p.m.

This National Library Week highlight will take place in the Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 East William Street, at the Carson City Community Center. National Library Week highlights the value of libraries, librarians and library workers in our community and brings featured programs to your library.

Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd holds April 11 walkabout

Event Date: 
April 11, 2014 - 12:00pm

Carson City Supervisor, Ward 1 Karen Abowd, hosts her monthly Walkabout Friday, April 11 at Mills Park. Abowd, who recently announced her second run for this position, invites everyone to meet for an open discussion of the myriad challenges and good things happening in Carson City.

Watch it Live: Carson City Board of Supervisors

The Carson City Board of Supervisors meet beginning at 8:30 a.m. today in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center. Go here for the agenda, see the agenda below and go here to watch it live.

Among items up for discussion:

Nevada 150 events lined up statewide throughout April

Many great events are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of April to celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood.

Youth Theatre Carson City Production of Guys and Dolls, Jr. continues through weekend

Youth Theatre Carson City is excited to announce its upcoming production of Frank Loesser’s "Guys and Dolls, Jr." to be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 28 - 30 in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center.

The cast is comprised of more than 60 local youth ages 5 to 17, who play all the characters in this classic tale.

'Understanding Rabies' is focus of April 8 discussion at Carson City Community Center

Event Date: 
April 8, 2014 - 6:00pm

In light of the recent rabies incident, Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital will be hosting a talk, "Understanding Rabies."

Debra Brus, DVM, former Senior Epidemiologist for the Washoe County District Health Department will be guest presenter. It will be held in the Bonanza room at the Carson City Community Center on Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m.

Coffee and dessert will be served. Please call to reserve your spot. (775) 883-3136.

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