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Carson City online boys clothing shop competes in Start up Nation's Moms in Business competition

Being cool and fitting in are two things many boys growing up want to fulfill. They want the cool shoes, awesome toys, best birthday parties, and more.

Here at The Boy's Store in Carson City, we have many trendy boys’ clothing made right here in the United States to have your children being the talk of the school. Watch your child smile and walk in confidence wearing clothing from boy brands like City Threads, Mulberribush, and Dogwood clothing.

Agencies, counties and employers continue to push job hiring in the region

Employers and job seekers have been connecting this winter and spring through a number of initiatives including job fairs in Carson City, Lake Tahoe, an April 4 event planned in Douglas County and most recently through Nevada JobConnect.

A weeklong job quest campaign in Carson City received 1,047 job openings in a variety of industries from entry level to executive level jobs, well above the goal of 500 job openings set by the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, said DETR Director Frank Woodbeck.

Clear Creek Trail

Looking for some new singletrack to ride? Just south of Carson City is the new Clear Creek Trail! The Clear Creek Trail is almost 10.5 miles long, is open to hikers, mountain bikes, equestrians and dogs, has no exit, and is currently 21-miles round-trip.

Guild Mortgage opens Carson City branch

Guild Mortgage Company announced Wednesday the opening of a new location in Carson City. The new branch will be a satellite to the Zephyr Cove-based branch at Lake Tahoe.

Deborah Mae (Debbie) Humphrey, branch manager of the Zephyr Cove location, will also manage the new branch. Humphrey has more than 20 years of experience serving Carson Valley and is enthusiastic about expanding Guild's presence.

Action Adventure Expo

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May 16, 2014 - 2:00pm

The Action Adventure Expo will be held May 16 and 17, 2014, in the Pavilion at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Gardnerville.

The event will feature vendors from the Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe, including Grand Sponsor David Wally's Hot Springs Resort and Spa. The focus will be on the active or adventurous lifestyle.

Adventures in food and music will be offered, as well as the latest tips or equipment for action. Free admission. Please see more at www.goldenbearevents.com

Douglas County to host April 4 job fair in Minden

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April 4, 2014 - 10:30am

Local businesses and job seekers can look forward to connecting opportunity with talent at the Carson Valley Job Opportunity Fair on April 4, 2014 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda, Minden.

With attendance of 33 employers and agencies at the same event a year ago, an even greater turnout is expected this time around.

Denise Castle, representing Douglas County’s Workforce Development Program, stresses that the key is ‘opportunity.’

Weather Service: rain in the valleys, snow in the Sierra this week

Weather systems will move into the region this week, bringing much-needed rain to the valleys around Carson City and snow to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

The first cold front will move eastward toward the west coast Tuesday and bring increasing winds to the Sierra and western Nevada. Wind gusts Tuesday and early Tuesday night will approach 45 mph in valley locations with locally stronger winds in wind prone areas. Ridge gusts will approach 100 mph.

Kingsbury Grade work plan draws crowd

About 130 people attended a public meeting Wednesday about reconstructing parts of Kingsbury Grade, an approximately $15 million road project expected to cause delays on the busy route between Tahoe and the Carson Valley starting in May.

It's Your City: Bill Chernock discusses Green Business Improvement Group

This week on It's Your City, Bill Chernock, executive director of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, discusses the region-wide Green Business Improvement Group program, otherwise known as Green BIG.

The Green Business Improvement Group is a cooperative made up of community leaders, environmental experts, and business leaders from Carson City, Douglas County and Lyon County.

Kit Carson Toastmasters Wins Area Speech Contests

Jim Klipp of Kit Carson Toastmasters in Carson City took top honors at both the International Speech Contest and the Table Topics Contest at the Area Level on March 8.

The International Speech Contests challenges each contestant to present their best five to seven minute speech. Each of the local clubs may select a representative to compete with the winner advancing to the next level. The finals will be held this year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Horizon Casino at South Shore Lake Tahoe to close April 1

An era comes to an end on April 1 when the Horizon Casino Resort on the south shore of Lake Tahoe closes for renovations.

The resort was the one time local showcase of Elvis Presley and Liberace when the casino operated as Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe.

Dempsey enters the ring

Gardnerville resident Brian Dempsey filed with the Nevada Secretary of State today as a Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District.

Carson City gaming revenue in January down 1 percent, statewide nearly 2.8 percent

Carson City area casinos report a 1 percent decrease in gaming revenue for the first month of 2014, with overall statewide figures declining nearly 3 percent compared to January 2013 figures, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reports Friday.

Casinos in Carson City and Carson Valley, including Minden, Gardnerville and the Topaz area, took in gaming revenue of $7,268,038 for the month compared to January 2013 which brought $7,342,100.

Nevada 150 events through March

Many events are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of March. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. Here are some events scheduled for around Carson City and Northern Nevada:

Weather Service: Storm systems could produce rain and snow beginning Wednesday

The overall pattern will transition to favor wetter weather beginning Wednesday, with rain in Carson City and snow for Lake Tahoe and the Sierra, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

Outdoors with Don Q: Reserve March 1 for a highly-popular fundraiser

This is an annual reminder of my all-time favorite fund raiser. The highly-popular and fun-filled, Carson Valley Chukar Club fundraiser will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 1. This year’s fund raiser will be its 28th version.

If you are brand-new to this area, about now you are probably wondering what in the world is something called a "Chukar?"

Douglas Republicans Hold Highly Successful Lincoln-Reagan Celebration

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February 16, 2014 - 5:00pm

Sunday evening, Feb. 16th, the Douglas County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC) held their annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. This year's theme was Nevada's Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada's admission to the Union. The event--with the largest attendance in many years--was a sellout. The Carson Valley Inn swiftly accommodated our surge of walk-ins, key to the success of the evening.

Pathfinder Kit Carson left mark on much of Nevada

When you live in or near the state’s capital city, it’s hard to miss Kit Carson’s influence.

There’s Carson City, the Carson Valley, the Carson Pass and the Carson River. He also merits not just a mountain but the entire Carson Range, west of Reno and Carson City.

Outdoors with Don Q: Late winter offers lots of opportunities for staying busy

If you're not into traditional winter sports such as ice fishing, ice skating, downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling, there is not a lot to do in late winter...for most people.

Some choose to stare out the window, complain about the snow, ice, frost and darkness of wintertime and stay glued to their TV sets. However, there are plenty of activities to take your mind off our cold weather, dark mornings and evenings, if you would like to do so.

Heavy rain expected in Carson City, western Nevada prompts flood watch

A series of winter storms working their way through the region will bring heavy rain to the valley areas of western Nevada and Carson City region through Sunday prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch.

Snow levels are currently near 7,000 feet and are expected to rise to 8,000 to 8,500 feet by Saturday afternoon.

Outdoors with Don Q: Celebrating my third anniversary at Carson Now

Feb. 9, 2014 marks a special day in the life of yours truly. It is my three-year anniversary, writing about the Great Outdoors at Carson Now.

Three years! Time certainly flies when you are having fun, and it has been both a totally enjoyable and memorable three years of writing about all kinds of activities in the Great Outdoors, both near and far away.

Storms to bring rain and snow to Carson City, Sierra through the weekend

A wet pattern is expected into the weekend as a series of storms lined up in the Pacific should make it to the Sierra, Lake Tahoe and western Nevada, according to the National Weather Service.

The first storm is expected Thursday and will spread snow into the eastern Sierra with lighter snow near the valley floors of western Nevada. The heaviest snow is expected in the Sierra south of Interstate 80.

Clearing skies ahead for Carson City with more snow possible by Thursday

With snow showers overnight leaving a dusting on Carson City streets, this morning's commute has been mostly free of problems.

Carson City road crews were out early this morning with sanders getting roads prepared. Dispatch reports no major accidents in Carson City, however Reno has been experiencing a number of wrecks and spinouts, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Outdoors with Don Quilici: The 2013 Q Awards

As I have done for many years, my last article of the year is to present the Annual Q Awards for a number of different reasons. Those reasons include such assorted things as: Outstanding, memorable, good, not so good, questionable, bad, serious, funny, dumb, head-scratching, are-you-kidding, etc.

New Year's Eve at Lake Tahoe features casino corridor party, SnowGlobe music festival

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is making preparations for the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebration at Lake Tahoe starting on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013. Each year upwards of 60,000 celebrants ring in the New Year in the casino core area of Stateline, Nevada.

Sunny skies Christmas Day through weekend for Carson City and Sierra

Conditions are expected to remain dry for the remainder of the week, which means excellent holiday travel in the Sierra and western Nevada, but no help for our snow pack.

The good news for skiers and boarders headed to Lake Tahoe resorts is that the snow that fell earlier this month along with the cold weather days, plus snowmaking, has allowed for top to bottom conditions at most resorts. High temperatures for the Lake Tahoe basin will be in the low to mid-40s Christmas Day through Sunday.

Bitter cold at -11 below but no record for Carson City; air quality to remain poor through the week

Snow cover and high pressure over western Nevada has trapped cold air in the valleys and produced strong valley inversions that will slowly worsen air quality as pollutants build in the western Nevada valleys, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued an Air Quality Alert for Carson City, Carson Valley and the Reno-Sparks area.

Holiday with a Hero fundraiser tonight at Jimmy G's; program gives homeless children gift experience

Hoping to meet a simple task of putting smiles on faces and Christmas gifts in the hands of more than 175 Carson City school children living in shelters, motels and with family members, organizers of the 9th annual Holiday with a Hero program will hold a fundraiser tonight, Saturday, at Jimmy G's Cigar Bar.

Douglas judge Michael Gibbons faces misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge in cyclist's death

Douglas County District Court Judge Michael Gibbons faces a misdemeanor charge of vehicular manslaughter following a fatal bicycle accident this summer, according to charges filed Friday by District Attorney Mark Jackson.

On August 20, 2013, cyclist Joseph Longo, 61, was killed in an accident near Pinenut and East Valley roads in the Carson Valley. Charges state Gibbons, 57, failed to exercise due care when overtaking or passing Longo who was traveling in the same direction. Gibbons is accused of failing to pass at a safe distance and not using due care to avoid a collision.

Death Notice: Ronald L. Hummer

Ronald L. Hummer Sr 85, passed away November 25, 2013 in Topaz Ranch Estates. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home. 775-882-2644 …

Nevada Tourism awards more than $400,000 to assist rural areas in visitor promotion

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Commission on Tourism has awarded more than $400,000 in grants to the state’s rural areas to support tourism efforts, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, NCOT chairman, announced Tuesday. The longstanding Rural Grants Program ultimately generates room tax revenue for the state, as grant recipients must use the monies to maximize their marketing outreach, bringing more travelers to Nevada’s rural areas.

Celebrate the Holiday Season in Carson Valley

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Recycle your holiday turkey grease into biodiesel

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Bently Biofuels and The Western Sustainability Pollution and Prevention Network are teaming to provide collection sites around the region so that residents have an environmentally safe way to get rid of cooking oil used to deep fry their holiday turkeys.

During the holiday season the two organizations are reaching out to the Carson City, Carson Valley, Reno and Lake Tahoe communities to encourage recycling of cooking oil used at homes throughout the region. Collection bins will be placed in various locations throughout the community from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Eve.

'Holiday with a Hero' needs contributions to aid Carson City area homeless children

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office, the Carson City School District, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Corrections and the Uniformed First Responders from across the Carson Valley will collaborate to make Christmas come true for students within the Carson City School District.

'Pie to the Rescue' campaign down to last 33 pies: Order now

Buy a pie and feed a family, Carson City. With just a few days before Thanksgiving, the "Pie to the Rescue" campaign is down to its final 33 pies. Join Capital Christian Center in supporting families in need this holiday season as dozens of Northern Nevada’s best chefs, from local restaurants, donate their time and talent to bake fabulous Thanksgiving pies for the 3rd Annual Pie to the Rescue.

Choose from three delicious pies, pumpkin, pecan or apple, place your order and then pick up your pies, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, in time for Thanksgiving.

Pie to the Rescue at Greenhouse Garden Center Open House This Weekend

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Buy a Pie, Feed a Family! Pie to the Rescue, a consortium of more than 20 Carson City chefs who are donating their time and talent to bake Thanksgiving pies, will be taking orders at the Greenhouse Garden Center Christmas Open House, 2450 South Curry Street, Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Health care specialists to shed light on Affordable Care Act for Carson City employers

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December 4, 2013 - 11:30am

Employers wanting to know about what to expect from the Affordable Care Act are invited to a Carson City luncheon next month hosted by the Nevada Business Group on Health.

The “Look into Your Future” luncheon on Dec. 4 will feature guest speaker Russ Sullivan, attorney and vice president of Health Care Solutions for the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, who will present an interactive session that draws upon lessons from Massachusetts’ seven-year health care reform experience. Sullivan will provide insight into how to prepare for the changes ahead.

Third annual 'Pie to the Rescue' campaign begins

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November 27, 2013 (All day)

Buy a pie and feed a family, Carson City. Join Capital Christian Center in supporting families in need this holiday season as dozens of Northern Nevada’s best chefs, from local restaurants, donate their time and talent to bake fabulous Thanksgiving pies for the 3rd Annual Pie to the Rescue.

Choose from three delicious pies, pumpkin, pecan or apple, place your order and then pick up your pies, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, in time for Thanksgiving.

Carson City's Brett Long places 284th in field of nearly 51,000 at Sunday's NYC Marathon

Among the Carson City and Carson Valley runners finishing Sunday's New York City Marathon were: Brett Long of Carson City who placed 284 with a time of 02:50:20; Linda Biaggi, of Minden, placing 19,076 with a time of 04:08:04 and Lisa Schuette of Carson City with a time of 04:19:58 which placed her 24,116.

Carson City area casinos see September gaming profits drop, Lake Tahoe sees big win

Casinos in Carson City and Carson Valley report a decline of nearly 4.2 percent in September gaming profits over 2012 figures but just up the hill at Lake Tahoe, the casinos at Stateline saw gaming "win" climb by 23 percent, Nevada Gaming Control Board reports Thursday.

Overall gaming in the Silver State for September was healthy, with a 7.4 percent gaming "win" with profits of $958,805,870. For the fiscal year, July 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2013, gaming related profits has increased 2.97 percent.

Death Notice: Debra K. Cook

Debra K. Cook, 58 of Walker, California passed away in Gardnerville, Nevada September 9, 2013. FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (775) 782-...

Obituary: Rosanna Mayer

March 4, 1944 - October 6, 2013 Rosanna Mayer was born in Lodi, CA on March 4, 1944 and passed on Oct. 6, 2013. She loved the Carson Valley and crafting. She retired from th...

Yearling bear cub caught by game warden after lurking along Carson City streets

A 200-pound female yearling bear decided to explore the streets of Carson City on Friday night, climbing over fences, going through backyards and finally climbing up a tree before being tranquilized by a Nevada Department of Wildlife game warden.

The hungry bear cub was even chased by a couple of cows when she lumbered through Lompa Ranch field, said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong. Deputies and two mounted officers on horses had been pursuing the bear since early Friday evening attempting to coax her west toward the foothills.

Putting Carson Valley on the Map

It seems, somewhat out of the blue, that Carson Valley has become a topic of national interest. The Valley and its various amenities have been cropping up in major national publications all summer, with the JT Basque Bar & Dining Room getting the most recent mention, in a New York Magazine travel piece.

It’s the latest in what’s been a surprisingly long string of widely-varied publications and channels trumpeting the virtues of the area.

Bently planning renovation of Minden Flour Mill/Silos

Among the many takeaways from the Critical Issues Conference at Carson Valley Inn Thursday morning was the revelation that Chris Bently, owner and CEO of Bently Enterprises, is working toward a renovation project of the property surrounding Minden Flour Mill and silos into a tourist destination district.

Divine 9 'Your Best Shot' golf contest deadline is Friday Sept. 27

Have an epic story to tell about your most memorable golf shot? Switch the golf visor for a pressman's fedora and then grip, rip and write a sentence or two about it for a chance at winning a $1,500 golf trip to Carson City and Carson Valley, Nev.

“Hooked On Golf,” the seminal radio show on KNBR 680 in San Francisco and the Divine 9, Northern Nevada golf co-op of courses and lodging properties, are looking for best golf shot tales ever told, where writers take a whack via keyboard at anecdotes generally reserved for the 19th hole.

WNC receives $5,000 grant to assist hospitality program

A worldwide industry leader known for welcoming and accommodating guests has awarded Western Nevada College and its Carson City business partners a grant to offer hospitality certification workshops.

Hilton Worldwide has allocated a $5,000 Travel and Purpose Action Grant to WNC and key local partners - the Hampton Inn & Suites Carson City, and the Carson Valley Inn, Carson City Chamber of Commerce, and Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce. The grant will help fund a public workshop for American Hotel and Lodging Association certification on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Hampton Inn.

Obituary: Evelyn Jeanette (Jan) Ernst

July 12, 1931 - Aug. 31, 2013 Evelyn Jeanette (Jan) Ernst, a long time resident of Carson Valley, passed on August 31, 2013, age 82. She was born in Newman, Illino...

Chase International Real Estate expands to Carson Valley

Pictured left to right are Chase International senior VP and corporate broker Susan Lowe, president and owner Shari Chase, COO Craig King and Carson Valley branch manager Mike Dunn at the ribbon cutting ceremony marking the opening of the real estate firm’s latest office to open in the region.

The Carson Valley Chase International office is located at 1644 Highway 395. The region’s premier boutique real estate company now claims ten offices in the Reno, Tahoe, Truckee, Graeagle and now Carson Valley area. For more information, visit www.ChaseInternational.com. Photo by Jennifer Linting

Carson Valley Visitors Authority to hire spokeswoman to showcase area attractions, amenities

The job is simple: tell visitors why Carson Valley, Nev. is “Rugged. Relaxed. Reachable.” all while riding a horse. The Carson Valley Visitors Authority is looking for one horse savvy woman to become the “Carson Valley Rider.”

Launched in 2012, the “Rugged. Relaxed. Reachable.” campaign plays upon the area’s gateway status as a tourism outfitter for the region. From Topaz Lake and the Pine Nut Mountains to the Tahoe Rim Trail, Carson Valley is looking for a storyteller to bring it all together.

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