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Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through Sept. 7

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of Sept. 2-7, 2014. Crews will be striping roadways throughout the city weekdays between the hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Minor delays are expected on roadways that are being striped while the work occurs.

Carson City area Labor Day weekend forecast: Breezy conditions, highs in the mid 80s

Labor Day weekend looks to have some wind with it at least through Saturday for Carson City and Lake Tahoe. Low humidity and gusty winds has prompted a Red Flag Warning through at least Saturday for Carson City, the western Nevada Sierra front and central Nevada basin, according to the National Weather Service.

Kingsbury Grade reopened, firefighters make significant progress on wildfire

UPDATE 10PM: Kingsbury Grade has re-opened. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the wildfire is around around 4.5 acres.

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UPDATE: 6:40: Fire crews and aircraft have halted the forward advancement of a wildland fire Wednesday night off Kingsbury Grade in Douglas County. Firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, the Nevada Division of Forestry, and local fire districts, including East Fork, Tahoe Douglas, Lake Valley, and South Lake Tahoe responded to the Kingsbury Fire.

Kingsbury Grade closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday

State Route 207, Kingsbury Grade in Douglas County will be closed near Daggett Summit beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2 through sometime in October as the second scheduled construction closure takes place for the Nevada Department of Transportation’s Kingsbury Grade Pavement Reconstruction Project.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through Aug. 31

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of August 25-31. 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.

On Monday, August 25, Telegraph Street will be closed to through traffic between Division Street and Minnesota Street from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

Thunderstorm leaves some Carson City streets flooded

UPDATE 4:45PM: An Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory is in effect until 6:45 p.m. for Carson City, according to the National Weather Service. At 4:23 p.m. street flooding from heavy rain and hail earlier this afternoon was subsiding. However, showers and thunderstorms will continue to move into the Carson City area through this evening. Rainfall on saturated soils may lead to additional street flooding along with rapid rises on creeks and drainage ditches.

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Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through Aug. 17

Here is the Carson City area road report for Aug. 11-17. The inside lanes of N. Carson Street between Musser Street and Spear Street will be closed in both directions Monday through Wednesday evenings from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for street work.

The Nevada Department of Transportation will be continuing road work on US 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.

Weather Service: Thunderstorms developing across the region

The National Weather Service says a number of isolated showers and thunderstorms are developing through much of Western Nevada and the Eastern Sierra, including Carson City, Carson Valley, Dayton and Virginia City.

The storms were moving to the east-northeast at 5 to 10 mph. Due to the slow movement of the storm cells, localized moderate to heavy rain is possible through this afternoon with any bouts of heavy rain being brief.

Carson City Democratic Women's Club Monthly Meeting

Event Date: 
August 9, 2014 (All day)

The Carson City Democratic Women's Club Meeting will be held at headquarters, 502 E John Sttreet, Saturday Auguat 9, 2014. Doors open at 9:30 AM and a light bteakfast will be available. The program begins at 10 AM. Featured speakers are Supreme Court Justice Hardesty who will explain Measure 1 on the November Ballot which is to add an Appellate Court system to Nevada.

Toulumne County man indicted for starting 2013 Rim Fire

A 32-year-old Tuolumne County man, Keith Matthew Emerald, has been indicted on four counts of allegedly starting last year's 250,000-acre Rim Fire, the largest fire in the Sierra Nevada in recorded history. United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner and U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Regional Forester Randy Moore announced the indictment Thursday.

The Rim Fire, which burned for nine weeks and sent heavy smoke that choked Carson City, Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe air for weeks, included large areas in the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park.

Ballot issues discussed Saturday at Carson City Women’s Democratic Club

Event Date: 
August 9, 2014 - 9:30am

2014 Nevada ballot issues will be discussed at the monthly Carson City Women’s Democratic Club meeting which will be held this Saturday, Aug. 9 at 502 E. John St. in Carson City. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and speakers begin at 10 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Featured speakers will discuss ballot questions 1 and 3.

Loran Nicholas Uhart

1942 - 2014 Loran Uhart, a true native Nevada cattleman, passed away July 31st, 2014, at his home in Carson Valley after a hard fough...

Kingsbury Grade road project progresses, September traffic construction closure nears

With recent completion of roadway reconstruction work on the bottom, commercial section of the road, a Nevada Department of Transportation project to reconstruct State Route 207, also known as Kingsbury Grade, is progressing on schedule in advance of a Sept. 2 to October closure to through traffic.

Since the project’s start in May, nearly one and half miles of roadway has been reconstructed, including excavation of nearly 7,000 cubic yards of old road and placement of 10,300 tons of new asphalt.

Tahoe Queen gets stuck on sandbar: 258 passengers taken to safety

What started off as a leisurely 90 minute cruise on the Tahoe Queen turned into quite the adventure for passengers on board Monday afternoon.

The boat was about 30 minutes into its Emerald Bay cruise when it became stuck on a sandbar on Lake Tahoe. At about 3:30 p.m., South Lake Tahoe Fire Department received a call that the Tahoe Queen was stuck off the Regan Beach shore. It is not known at this time why emergency personnel weren't called to the scene until 90 minutes after the Tahoe Queen got stuck.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through Aug. 10

Here is the Carson City area road report for Aug. 4-10. The Nevada Department of Transportation will be continuing road work on Highway 50 from Deer Run Road in Carson City to just east of Highway 341 in Mound House. There will be single lane closures on weeknights from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

The inside lanes of N. Carson Street between Musser Street and Spear Street will be closed in both directions weeknight evenings from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for street work.

Nevada wildlife wardens respond to 20 bear calls in July

The month of July ended with the Nevada Department of Wildlife dealing with 20 black bears in the 31 days.

“That is a faster than normal pace,” says NDOW biologist Carl Lackey, “but it is really the calm before the storm with potential nuisance bear activity in western Nevada. This is the time of year that the bears expand their search for food and during that search bears and the activities of people often come in to conflict. August, September and October should be very busy with our bears.”

Free pottery making event Saturday helps Empty Bowls feed hungry in community

Help Feed the Hungry in Carson Valley by Creating a Handmade Bowl for Empty Bowl
Event Date: 
August 2, 2014 - 5:00pm
FREE POTTERY MAKING EVENT this Saturday evening, August 2nd from 5pm to 8pm at Turtle Mountain Designs, 2165 Beaver Drive in Washoe Valley, NV.

Make it a FUN date night and lend your crafty hands to creating a bowl to donate for the Empty Bowls Carson City Project. 18 & up for this event. Spaces are filling up FAST so RSVP NOW!

Come play with clay and contribute to feed the hungry in the Carson Valley area. Got questions about the event?

Nevada wildlife biologist: Ripening fruit attracts bears

Fruit trees throughout western Nevada blossom in the spring and will produce ripened fruit in mid-summer. As the fruit develops, the black bears in western Nevada are sure to take notice.

Armed with a sense of smell that is 2,100 times better than a human’s, black bears can tell when it is time to venture down the hill into places like west Reno, Washoe and Pleasant Valleys, Carson City and the western edges of the Carson Valley including Minden, Gardnerville and Genoa.

Sesquicentennial Fair in Carson City highlight Nevada 150 events throughout August

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 1 through Aug. 14.

Slow moving storms prompt Flash Flood Watch for Carson City area

Thunderstorms are moving into the Carson City region, prompting an alert from the National Weather Service in Reno. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for Carson City, Carson Valley, Dayton and Virginia City.

Firefighters have also responded to reports of lightning strikes seen in areas south and east of Carson City. As of about 1:30 p.m. Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center said there have been reports of lightning strikes and smoke near Carson River Road and near Stephanie Way but but nothing confirmed as wildfire.

Carson Valley men among Nevada Dream Tag winners announced

Five lucky hunters, two of whom are from Douglas County, are preparing for their Nevada hunt of a lifetime after winning one of the five premier tags in the Nevada Dream Tag raffle on July 1.

This year the Dream Tag program saw winners from Nevada, California, New Mexico and North Dakota. The winners from Carson Valley include David Cochran of Genoa who won the Desert Bighorn Sheep tag and John Koster of Gardnerville who won the antelope tag.

Weather Service: More thunderstorms expected this afternoon

We’re not out of the woods with wild weather yet. The National Weather Service says to expect severe thunderstorms around Northern Nevada this afternoon.

According to a special weather statement, a there’s a strong upper level disturbance that will move across northeast California and northwest Nevada.

Abundant moisture and strong winds aloft are favorable for the development of thunderstorms this afternoon with a few becoming severe, according to the weather service.

Wild weather weekend around Carson City

National Weather Service storm totals around Carson City and Carson Valley are impressive. After months of being without rain, Mother Nature chose Sunday to spring open the clouds and pour down the buckets after a week’s worth of near record-high temperatures, thunderstorms, lightning strikes, power outages, gusty winds and wildfires.

Photographer captures amazing progression of lightning strikes Saturday over Carson City

Carson Now reader Scott Gorno took these amazing photos of the lighting strikes around Carson City early Saturday evening. The strikes touched off several small brush fires around the north, east and west sides of town, capping a week of repeated storm systems that moved through Northern Nevada, with one causing Wednesday's Clear Creek Fire.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through July 27

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of July 20-27, 2014: There will be road work on the section of Timberline Drive between both intersections with Prospect Drive. This section will be open to local traffic only, and through traffic will be detoured onto Prospect Drive.

There will be utility work primarily in the street shoulder on weekdays at the following locations. Minimal delays are possible.

— Gulch Road between Wagon Wheel Road and Combs Canyon Road.
— Lakeview Road west of Combs Canyon Road.
— Sandy Circle.

NDOW Bear Logic month tip: Secure your garbage

July is BEAR Logic Month, a time to teach residents and visitors how to live and recreate in bear county. As many of you already know, securing trash is the best way to prevent human-bear conflicts.

What many people don’t know is that they may be living or recreating in bear habitat. As drought conditions persist, bears continue to move into more urban environments.

Weather Service issues Heat Advisory for Carson City region

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through Monday for Carson City, Dayton and much of Western Nevada.

Strong high pressure over Nevada will bring mostly sunny and very hot conditions through early this evening. Areas in western Nevada will reach triple digits with many areas in the Sierra reaching the upper 80's to low 90's. Anticipated highs for Dayton are 103 today, and 102 for Carson City, and near 100 in Carson Valley, according to the weather service.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through July 20

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of July 14-20, 2014. There will be road work on the section of Timberline Drive between both intersections with Prospect Drive. This section will be open to local traffic only, and through traffic will be detoured onto Prospect Drive.
 
There will be utility work primarily in the street shoulder on weekdays at the following locations. Minimal delays are possible.
— Combs Canyon Road between Lakeview Road and Meadow Wood Road. 
— Lakeview Road west of Combs Canyon Road.
       

Thunderstorms expected this evening through Carson City region

Thunderstorms, some possibly quite heavy, are expected through at least 6 tonight in Carson City and Carson Valley, Dayton and Virginia City, according to the National Weather Service.

The storms will continue to develop late this afternoon from Reno south, producing moderate to heavy rain and gusty winds to 45 mph.

Travelers along Interstate 80, 580, and Highway 50, Highway 395, and State Route 431 and 341 may be impacted by heavy rain and gusty winds, according to the weather service.

Lake Tahoe home sales down, but prices remain steady from January to June

Home sales throughout Lake Tahoe continued to slow throughout the first half of the year, while home prices remained steady, according to a quarterly report released by Lake Tahoe-based real estate company Chase International. Despite an 18 percent decline in overall sales volume, the figures are still significantly higher than those of 2012.

26 arrested, 8 for DUI over holiday weekend in Douglas; 18 arrests in South Lake Tahoe

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports that the 2014, 4th of July celebration in Douglas County went well. The celebratory crowds in the Stateline, Round Hill and Zephyr Cove areas of Lake Tahoe were large and with exception of a few altercations in the downtown Casino Core area, Nevada Beach and Zephyr Cove Beach, the crowd was relatively well behaved. Motorists were cooperative with the road closures and traffic control required for the fireworks display.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through July 13

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of July 7-13, 2014. On Wednesday, July 9, the outside northbound lane on Carson Street will be closed at the intersection with Washington Street due to utility work.
 
There will be road work on the section of Timberline Drive between both intersections with Prospect Drive.  This section will be open to local traffic only, and through traffic will be detoured onto Prospect Drive.
 
There will be utility work primarily in the street shoulder on weekdays at the following locations.  Minimal delays are possible.

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.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through July 6

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of June 30 through July 6. 2014. Snyder Avenue bridge is now open. The following lane closures will occur due to utility work:

Carson City-based Sausage Factory gourmet meats now available at Raley's

In time for summer and the July 4 holiday weekend, Carson City's own Sausage Factory now has its products in 14 Raley's supermarkets throughout Northern Nevada.

Shoppers can find 18 varieties of the gourmet sausage, made exclusively in Carson City, in the meat department of any of the grocery stores, said Sausage Factory President Joe Tonino.

"We're proud to be in such a high quality store here in Northern Nevada. Our product line matches well in their meat case," said Tonino.

May Nevada gaming earnings climbs to 8.1 percent, down 2.7 percent for Carson City area

Gaming profits in Nevada jumped 8.1 percent in May thanks to a healthy rebound at Lake Tahoe but fell 2.7 percent for the Carson City area, the Gaming Control Board reports Friday.

Casinos in Carson City and Carson Valley, including Minden, Gardnerville and Topaz had a gaming "win" of $8,618,391 for May compared to $8,858,762 during the same period in 2013.

Family Day at the Carson Valley Museum

Event Date: 
July 5, 2014 - 10:00am

Special events include activities pages for kids, and artist Charles Munroe will present a demonstration and techniques on how to hand-paint gourds from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 US Highway 395 N. Information (775)-782-2555 or www.HistoricNV.org Free Admission

Sesquicentennial Quilts on Display at Dayton Library

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Local members of the Carson Valley Quilt Guild took the challenge to create quilted wall hangings that celebrate Nevada’s sesquicentennial, 150 years since statehood. The wall hangings are now on display at the Dayton Branch of the Lyon County Library System.

The quilting project challenged the quilters to create a wall hanging that was small in size and utilized two selected fabrics as part of the quilt. The quilters also had to represent the theme of “Nevada, then and now—150 years of Statehood.”

Ex-felon, gang member jailed after witnesses said he brandished gun at park

A 25-year-old ex-felon with ties to gangs was arrested Saturday in Carson City after he was seen Friday in Douglas County with a gun, attempting to provoke a fight among rival gang members and juveniles, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

Andrew William Tagay was jailed on numerous felony and misdemeanor charges, including being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, and carrying a concealed weapon. His bail was set at $500,000. He was taken into custody in the 1200 block of Palo Verde by Tri-County Gang Unit deputies who responded to Mills Park.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through June 22

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of June 16-22, 2014. Vista Grande Boulevard will continue to be closed from Topsy Lane to Old Clear Creek Road with a signed detour. There will also be intermittent delays on Old Clear Creek Road near the intersection with Vista Grande Boulevard.

There will be a lane shift on Northridge Drive and the sidewalk will be closed on the north side of the street near the intersection with Roop Street from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through June 15

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of June 9-15, 2014. There will be lane closures due to pavement maintenance on Highway 395, Carson Street from Fairview Drive to Highway 50 West (Spooner Junction) during the night hours of 8 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. beginning Sunday night, June 8, through Friday morning, June 13.
 
The Legends of the West event will begin Friday, June 13, and continue through Saturday, June 14.  Road closures will occur from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The following roads will be closed and detours will be signed:

Carson High School Hosts the Seventh Annual Carson Valley Quilting Guild Show

The first day of the Carson Valley Quilt Guild’s seventh annual quilt show took place Saturday in the main gymnasium at Carson High School. The theme of this year’s show was “Nevada Then and Now,” and is primarily focused on celebrating 150 years of statehood in none other than Nevada.

Carson Victory Rollers host Beer Pong Tourney Saturday at MJs

Event Date: 
June 7, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Carson Victory Rollers will hold a beer pong tournament this Saturday, June 7 at MJs Sports Bar in Carson City.
First round begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 per player. There are two person teams, with single elimination. Buy-in includes 24-ounce beer round, 1 raffle ticket, and 1 Carson Valley Rollers logo sticker.

FootGolf on Course at Carson Valley

Carson Valley Golf Course invites everyone to come out and try their hand at FootGolf, a new sport played on its own course by kicking a soccer ball into a 21-inch cup, and is being billed as “Golf with a Kick.”
The course opens at 2 p.m., and rules are similar to golf. Take your own soccer ball or rent one for $8 ($5 will be returned once the ball is returned). Rates for 18 holes of FootGolf are $18, walking; $26, riding and $9 for juniors.

Bodines Bull Riding Smackdown on Saturday

Event Date: 
June 7, 2014 - 5:30pm

Bull riding at its best arrives in Carson City on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Fuji Park with Bodines Bull Riding Smackdown. Take over 30 angry bulls, add in 30 rough and ready bull riders and there is bound to be some action.

Nevada Arts Council grants for 2015 awarded to art programs statewide

The Nevada Arts Council announced its 2015 grant recipients for the year, with Carson City, Western Nevada and Lake Tahoe organizations getting a share of more than $600,000 in art program money.

NAC Arts Learning, Project and Partners in Excellence grants for fiscal year 2015 went to non-profit organizations and public institutions in 10 Nevada counties. Grants were awarded at the board meeting in May. Review panels convened in public meetings to evaluate the grant applications and recommend funding amounts for the board to consider.

Nevada Arts Council announces 2015 grant award recipients

The Nevada Arts Council announced its 2015 grant recipients for the year, with Carson City, Western Nevada and Lake Tahoe organizations getting a share of more than $600,000 in art program money.

NAC Arts Learning, Project and Partners in Excellence grants for fiscal year 2015 went to non-profit organizations and public institutions in 10 Nevada counties. Grants were awarded at the board meeting in May. Review panels convened in public meetings to evaluate the grant applications and recommend funding amounts for the board to consider.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through June 8

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of June 2-8, 2014. The following roads will experience paving/slurry seal operations on Thursday, June 5, and Friday, June 6, as part of the Carson City Freeway project, according to Carson City Public Works.

Operations will be a half road width at a time with accommodations provided for local traffic only. Affected areas are:

Food Truck Festival Saturday at Carson Valley Inn

Event Date: 
May 31, 2014 - 12:00pm

Food trucks are all the rage these days and so are festivals dedicated to gourmet specialities prepared on board the mobile kitchen ships.

The Carson Valley Inn will host the Valley Food Fest this Saturday, May 31, from noon to 8 p.m. at the TJ's Corral Outdoor Events Center in Minden. A variety of food trucks serving up everything from gourmet to all-American standards plus desserts and other treats.

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