Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 4:33pm
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 experienceSubmitted by Jeff Munson on Sat, 12/07/2013 - 8:36am
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 1:02pm
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 1:19pm
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.
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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.
Submitted by editor on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 9:31am
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.
Submitted by editor on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:24am
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.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 6:10am
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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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:34pm
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.
Submitted by editor on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 2:47pm
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sun, 11/03/2013 - 6:34pm
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 7:13am
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sat, 10/05/2013 - 1:38am
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 4:14pm
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.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 4:41pm
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 11:15am
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:08am
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 4:15pm
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
Submitted by editor on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 9:34am
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 12:01pm
Strong afternoon winds and low humidity have prompted a Red Flag Warning by the National Weather Service for much of Northern Nevada and the Sierra.
While the wind is helping push some of the Rim Fire smoke out of Carson City, Carson Valley and Lyon County, it has also created critical fire weather conditions because of the low humidity created, according to the weather service.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 7:59am
Clearing skies through some of the smoke will persist today in Carson City, Carson Valley, Lyon County and Lake Tahoe as the Rim Fire is now 75 percent contained. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity helped firefighters gain on the fire which has now consumed 235,841 acres in the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sat, 08/31/2013 - 9:54am
Even with pockets of blue sky today due to a change in air flow, smoke from the Rim Fire near Yosemite will continue to impact Carson City, Carson Valley and Lyon County through the weekend.
Dense smoke advisories continue for much of the Carson City region and into the Sierra. Heavier smoke could return Sunday and Monday, however, due to a more southerly flow of air, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 5:49pm
Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore said in his speech to scientists, elected officials, environmentalists, business leaders, fire department officials, students and others in the audience of the 2013 Lake Tahoe Summit, that what we’ve learned at Tahoe can help inform the rest of the world to protect their resources and communities.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 9:58am
A Dense Smoke Advisory issued by the National Weather Service continues Wednesday for Carson City and Carson Valley.
Using data provided by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City and Douglas County officials continue to monitor the rapid decline in air quality. On Wednesday Douglas County sent a news release stating that overnight pollution levels moved into the "hazardous" classification.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 12:27pm
An active wildfire season has sent Carson City Fire Department personnel on more than 20 assignments this year, including the Rim Fire burning near Yosemite National Park.
On Saturday Carson City Fire Department Capt. Matt Donnelly was assigned as a strike team leader with other area engines to the fire, which has chewed nearly 180,000 acres in the Stanislaus National Forest in Tuolumne County. Thick smoke from the Rim Fire continues to push through Carson City, Carson Valley, Lyon County and much of Northern Nevada.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 12:26pm
Air quality in Carson City, Carson Valley and Lyon County will likely straddle between "unhealthy" and "very unhealthy" conditions through at least the week, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection reports.
Smoke and ash from the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park is being pushed in the atmosphere directly over the region causing extremely elevated amounts of particulate matter. The levels of particulate matter equate to “Very Unhealthy” on the Air Quality Index (AQI) level of health concern, according to a news release.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 7:47am
Here's a view of Friday morning's sun in Jacks Valley due smoke from the Rim Fire. The photo was submitted by J Maher. The fire burning in California's Tuolumne County near Yosemite National Park has filled Carson City, Carson Valley and Lyon County skies with thick, unhealthy smoke.
The Rim Fire has grown to 165 miles in size and is 2 percent contained. California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued a state of emergency.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 3:43pm
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection air quality monitors in Carson City and in Gardnerville are reporting high particulate matter from smoke indicating the air quality Thursday is unhealthy, officials said.
A fire burning in Tuolumne County, Calif., near Yosemite National Park, is the main source of smoke in the Carson City, Carson Valley, Reno and Lyon County regions. The Rim Fire is estimated at nearly 54,000 acres and growing Thursday with 2 percent containment.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 2:46pm
Nevada-Douglas County Emergency Management and The Bureau of Pollution Control are closely monitoring air quality concerns from smoke conditions drifting into the valley from the Rim Fire in Tuolumne County, according to a Douglas County news release.
The Rim Fire was estimated at nearly 54,000 acres as of 7 a.m. Thursday morning, up from 16,000 acres on Wednesday. The most recent air samples from this afternoon put the current air quality in the upper end of the "moderate" level in the Carson Valley, the news release states.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 12:39pm
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 7:17am
The main mass of a rare meteorite observed in the skies over Carson City, Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe that exploded over California’s Sierra foothills in April 2012 will be preserved for current and future scientific discoveries, thanks to the collaborative efforts of five U.S. academic institutions.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 9:39am
Event Date:September 27, 2013 - 6:00pm
The Carson Valley Arts Council presents the 2013 Tahoe Adventure Film Festival Road Tour on Friday, September 27 at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda, Minden. Eight short previews of the world's best adventure films will be shown. There will also be raffle prizes. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. followed by the films at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the CVAC ticket offfice, by calling 775-782-8207 or on-line at www.cvartscouncil.com.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 9:31am
Event Date:September 27, 2013 - 6:00pm
The Carson Valley Arts Council presents the 2013 Tahoe Adventure Film Festival Road Tour on Friday, September 27 at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda, Minden. Eight short previews of the World's Best Adventure Films will be presented. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. followed by the films at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the CVAC ticket offfice, by calling 775-782-8207 or on-line at www.cvartscouncil.com.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 1:59pm
Western Nevada College is collaborating with local business leaders in the hospitality industry to provide training to resort, hotel and restaurant employees. The Carson City Chamber of Commerce, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Carson Valley Inn, and Hampton Inn and Suites are all part of the effort.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 10:40am
A female black bear and her cub, both having a recently acquired taste for honey, were caught Thursday morning in the Foothill Road area of Carson Valley by the Nevada Department of Wildlife.
The adult female was caught in the trap at around 2 a.m., said Chris Healy, spokesman for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. A trap was set in the area 10 days ago because there were complaints of bears doing damage to bee hives. The female cub was up a tree, above the trap, when biologist Carl Lackey responded.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 10:41am
A Gardnerville Ranchos man died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot Monday night following an argument with his wife whom he apparently shot in the leg before turning the gun on himself, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports.
David Woffinden, 37, died of a single shot to the chest, said Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Pat Brooks. The man's wife, Kimberly Woffinden, 34, was taken to Carson Valley Medical Center where she was treated for her injury. The incident was reported at around 9:40 p.m., at a home in the 1400 block of Angora Dive in Gardnerville Ranchos
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Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sat, 08/10/2013 - 10:38am
A yearling male black bear was released early Friday evening in the mountains west of the Carson Valley, the Nevada Department of Wildlife reports.
Biologist Carl Lackey, accompanied by Karelian Bear Dog, Rooster, released the bear and applied the proven “aversive conditioning” treatment as the bear scurried toward freedom with the dog on its heels, said NDOW spokesman Chris Healy.
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Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 11:32am
CARSON CITY — For the second year, online voters picked the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden as one of six standout sites in the 2013 Nevada Treasures in the Discover Your Nevada contest, officials announced Monday.
The Nevada Northern Railway in Ely, the Star Hotel and Basque Restaurant in Elko, the Lost City Museum in Overton, the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas and the Pahrump Valley winery were also picked, said Claudia Vecchio, Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs director.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 1:21pm
Carson City will be featured on the C-SPAN network's two channels this weekend after their visit to the capital city earlier this month.
In addition to having feature stories sprinkled in throughout the weekend on the respective networks, both American History TV and Book TV, there will be a block of programming where all of the respective Carson City pieces for their networks will air, said C-SPAN spokeswoman Laura Finch.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 2:17pm
Event Date:July 25, 2013 - 6:00pm
After more than six years reviewing thousands of family letters and documents, diligent research and personal interviews about the Dangberg Home Ranch, author and photographer Conrad Buedel wrote a life story of the Carson Valley’s famous settlement. As guest speaker at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City on Thursday, July 25, Buedel will discuss his work “Lost Legacy of Carson Valley: The Rise and Fall of the H.F. Dangberg Ranching Empire.”
Submitted by admin on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 7:52am
Click through to see some great photos of lightning taken last night.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 3:11pm
Event Date:July 27, 2013 - 4:00pm
Save the date for the Carson Valley Arts Council's "Beans, Brews, and Blues" at the Wild Rose Inn on Saturday, July 27, 4-7 p.m. featuring "Beans" Sousa and the Out of Bounds Band.
Beer, Wine, and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase provided by Tahoe Ridge Winery and Bistro. Beer tasting and heavy hors d'oeuvres included in admission price. Admission: $25 in advance; $30 at the event.