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Outdoors with Don Q: Make plans for the last big outdoor weekend of the summer

This is a reminder that the big Labor Day Weekend, Friday, August 29 through Monday Sept. 1, is coming up. The weather forecast is promising, and for countless folks in this general area, it will be their last big outdoor adventure of 2014.

Be advised that no matter where you go, unless it is to some God-forsaken location in the middle of nowhere, you can expect to encounter big crowds of people also wanting to enjoy an outdoor outing for the holiday.
So, be prepared for lots of company wherever you go or whatever you do.

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.

It's Your City with Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell

Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell provides an update on the actions taken by the Board of Supervisors at its Thursday, Aug. 7 meeting.

But before that Crowell addresses the success of the NV 150 Fair held at Fuji Park in Carson City earlier this month. He offers thanks to the countless volunteers, 4-H groups, FFA, city employees, as well as the efforts of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce who helped sponsor the event as well as Casino Fandango, which allowed fair participants to park and shuttle to and from the fairgrounds.

Famed USAF Band of the Golden West to perform Saturday at Governor's Mansion

USAF Golden West Winds will perform a free concert this Saturday evening, Aug. 16, in the backyard of the Governor's Mansion as part of the Jazz and Beyond festival this month in Carson City.

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.

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.

Carson Now goes to China: Travel Club Meeting this Wednesday

Event Date: 
August 6, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce Travel Club meets Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Red's Old 395 Grill to discuss their 2015 Trade Mission to China.

This will be the club's fifth year offering this incredible tour to China. New this year is the opportunity to join Kirk Caraway, publisher of CarsonNow.org, as he chronicles the tour for his readers.

Carson City Chamber welcomes Farmers Insurance Agency Owner Terri Baijounas

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce welcomed Terri Baijounas, Farmers' Insurance newest Carson City agency owner, with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday. It is the chamber's newest member and latest business to open its doors on John Street.

Baijounas, who has been affiliated with Farmers Insurance for 34 years in Nevada and California, set out on her own in May of this year with a branch as an agency owner.

Carson City sales tax up 7.8 percent in May

Carson City sales tax is up 7.8 percent in May this year as compared to May 2013, according to figures provided Wednesday to the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

"We attribute that to all the new retailers that chose to open their doors here," said Chamber Executive Director Ronni Hannaman.

Here’s a brief synopsis from the Chamber:

Furniture Sales – Up 24.8 percent; Sporting goods were up by 101.2 percent; General Merchandise stores were up by 37.5 percent and food and beverage stores showed an increase of 16.1 percent.

NV150 Fair in Carson City opens with free entry and nonstop entertainment

UPDATE: Thursday at 11 a.m., the Wells Fargo coach will be delivering Governor Brian Sandoval, Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell and Wells Fargo Regional Manager Chad Osorno and Wells Fargo Northern Nevada Area Manager Sean French to Fuji Park in south Carson City to preside over the official opening and ribbon cutting of Carson City’s contribution to the NV150 Anniversary event, the NV150Fair.

The NV150Fair will feature over 90 4-H and Future Farmers of America kids from around the region showcasing their animals and farm knowledge.

Active 4-H clubs in Northern Nevada empower youth with agriculture education

As we countdown to the NV150 Fair in Carson City, we want to honor the kids that make the fair so very special. These are the kids who raise the animals so lovingly, yet are willing to release them for sale. These are the kids now bringing attention to the farm-to-table movement and are learning the value of a job well done.

As the late Whitney Houston sang, “I believe children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.”
4-H clubs were formed to teach our children the importance of agriculture and to learn new ways to better farm or raise their animals.

Minden Ranch Rodeo brings cowboy excitement to NV 150 Fair

The NV 150 Fair at the Fuji Park Fairgrounds is just three weeks away. Those who shop in that area will have noticed that Fuji Park is undergoing quite the change with additional parking, grading, electrical upgrades and more to get ready for Carson City’s first fair.

Carson Now goes to China

Event Date: 
August 6, 2014 - 5:00pm

UPDATE: The Chamber Travel Club meeting has been changed to Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. at Red's 395.

Carson Now focuses on local news, but for eight days next spring, we will expand our view all the way to China.

In cooperation with the Carson City Chamber of Commerce, I will be embarking on a tour of China with a group of Carson City residents and businesspeople on April 7-15, 2015.

Pasta Cook-off Winners Announced, Oodles of Fun Continues Sunday

The winners of the 13th annual Oodles of Noodles pasta cook-off, hosted by Dayton Chamber of Commerce, are in.

The big winner today was Sandy Marshall,who brought home the Kids' Choice Award, First Place Amateur and Judge's Choice. Marshall is a local favorite and has won the first place award two years running. For her Judge's award,she received $300.

Other winners were:Pioneer Crossing, for the fifth consecutive year won for First Place Professional category; Pizza Hut received Second Place Professional and Costco took Third Place Professional.

Dead-tree firewood cutting begins Monday, live-tree July 21

The Carson Ranger District, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, will open dead-tree firewood cutting areas beginning Monday, June 16, 2014. Dead-tree cutting areas include Hope Valley, Thornburg Canyon, and Leviathan.

Live-tree cutting areas will open on July 21, 2014; live-tree cutting areas include Beagle in the Dog Valley area, Scotts Lake, south of Woodfords, Calif., and Jones Creek off Mt. Rose Highway.

In the live-tree cutting areas, only designated trees may be cut and slash must be piled. Designated trees are described on the live-tree cutting area maps.

It's Your City with Supervisor Jim Shirk

Carson City Ward 4 Supervisor Jim Shirk gives an update on the latest city government news, provides an update on board action from its June 5, 2014 meeting and looks ahead when supervisors meet again.

Former Carson City Mayor Marv Teixeira dies at 79

UPDATE: A celebration of life for former Carson City Mayor Marv Teixeira will be Friday, June 20, 11:30 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 3000 North Lompa Lane in Carson City. Teixeira died June 5, 2014. He was 79.
A reception will follow at Eagle Valley Golf Course, 3999 Centennial Park Drive in Carson City.

Oodles of Noodles Soars to New Heights

Come celebrate Dayton’s Italian and Chinese heritage, at the 13th annual Oodles of Noodles in Old Town, Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22. The two-day event brings together great food, entertainment local talent and a variety of vendor and business booths.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of June 4-10

Here is the latest fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of June 4-10, 2014.

Grand Opening! Tahoe Tony's Jammin' Jerky

beef jerky, grand opening, new business, Lake Tahoe, Minden, Carson City
beef jerky, grand opening, new business, Lake Tahoe, Minden, Carson City
Event Date: 
May 31, 2014 - 2:00pm

JERKY PARADISE COMES TO MINDEN!
Tahoe Tony’s Jammin’ Jerky is very excited to announce its Grand Opening celebration in Minden, Nevada, on Saturday, May 31st from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:00 pm.
Live music will be provided by Martina Dayton and the Markleevillians! Bring your dancing shoes!
Fresh grilled fajitas, marinated in our jerky flavors, will be offered for just $1.00 Beer, wine and margaritas will also be available!

Video: Carson City sheriff candidates talk budget, policies and policing at chamber forum

Four candidates for Carson City sheriff squared off Wednesday night in a forum hosted by the chamber of commerce. The candidates were presented questions about budget matters, policies, goals and staffing.

The candidates are incumbent Sheriff Ken Furlong, Deputy Don Gibson, Sgt. Daniel Gonzales and former U.S. Marine Lorne Houle. Early voting in the primary election began Saturday. The primary election is Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Video: Candidates for Nevada Legislature at Carson City Chamber Forum

Here is a video of Wednesday's candidate night hosted by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce. This video is the four Nevada legislative candidates who hope to represent Carson City.

Candidates for Nevada Legislature seats representing Carson City talk taxes, education funding

Four Nevada legislative candidates who hope to represent Carson City took to the microphone Wednesday night at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce candidate forum.

Each touted their qualifications, noting their conservative credentials and their commitment as Republicans to tackle a legislative body dominated by southern Nevada Democrats.

Carson City sheriff's candidates square off on staffing, drugs and policing

With early voting in Nevada's primary election beginning Saturday, Carson City residents learned more about some of the philosophies of candidates in the contested races during Wednesday night's candidate forum hosted by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

The Performance Hall of the BAC was a full house for the forum, with hardly an empty seat found for the first segment where the candidates for sheriff were questioned. The audience was reduced to about half after the sheriff's candidate portion ended.

Watch it Live: Carson City Chamber of Commerce Primary Candidate Night

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Primary Candidate Forum tonight at the BAC Performance Hall. The forum can be viewed live here and on Charter Cable Channel 191.

Carson Now will be following the forum with live Twitter coverage and photos, followed by a wrap up at the end of the forum.

Home Meet and Greet for Lorne Houle, Candidate for Carson City Sheriff

Carson City Sheriff Candidate
Event Date: 
May 25, 2014 - 1:00pm

I extend this opportunity to those who would like to get familiar with the policies and changes the Carson City Sheriff's Office will endure should I be elected the next Sheriff.

I invite you into my home to allow citizens of the community to present ideas or suggestions about how to reform and improve the department. I want to know what YOU want. This would be the time and place to ask any relevant questions before election week and what to expect from me at the Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum, which takes place on May 29th at the Brewery Arts Center.

Carson City Chamber to hold May 21 primary candidate forum at BAC

The choice of the best candidate to send to the general election is an important decision that must be made by the voter.

Carson City voters are invited to meet and hear the candidates for Sheriff, Nevada State Senate and Assembly and Carson City Supervisor at the Chamber’s Primary Candidate Forum scheduled at the BAC Performance Hall on Wednesday, May 21 beginning at 6 p.m.

Outdoors with Don Q: It’s that time of the year again for a special fishing guide

It’s that time of the year again for a widely-distributed and widely-read, outdoor publication known as “Fishing The California Alps.”

That annual newspaper is your personal guide to the fishing, camping, sightseeing and vacationing world in this part of the west, and it has many pages of detailed, in-depth information provided by experts in their specific areas of knowledge and experience.

Carson City Chamber announces May 21 primary candidate forum

Event Date: 
May 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

Carson City voters are invited to meet and hear the candidates for sheriff, Nevada State Senate and Assembly and Carson City Supervisor at the Chamber’s Primary Candidate Forum scheduled at the BAC Performance Hall on Wednesday, May 21 beginning at 6 p.m.

The sheriff’s primary race has four candidates seeking that office and will be reduced to two or could be won in the primary negating the necessity for a general election vote. This race is of the most interest to voters.

Women to Women with Carson City Chamber Director Ronni Hannaman

This week's Women to Women Nevada is with Carson City Chamber of Commerce Director Ronni Hannaman.

Before assuming the responsibilities as a top administrator for the Chamber which she has been for 8.5 years, Ronni developed and expanded her passion for travel and places as President of Pennsylvania Travel Council in Harrisburg, Pa., then as Director of Visitor Marketing for the San Diego Convention and Visitors' Bureau, and finally as proprietor of her own travel agency in San Diego, Calif.

Hundreds of shoppers arrive at Carson Mall for Bealls department store grand opening

Bealls opened Thursday morning at Carson Mall to great fanfare with hundreds of customers arriving early to shop at Carson City's newest department store.

Bealls store manager Kessn Flitton said customers filed into the 24,000-square-foot store for the grand opening ribbon cutting, taking advantage of bargains, sales, 25 percent off coupons, shopping sprees, gift card and merchandise giveaways.

At least 300 customers went through cashier lines within the first hour of opening, said Regional Manager Lewis Rael.

Chamber presents Spirit of Enterprise Award to Congressman Amodei

On behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Robert Crowell presented the Spirit of Enterprise Award to U.S. Congressman Mark Amodei at the Carson City Chamber’s Soup’s On! luncheon Tuesday.

The award is presented to those congressmen voting for pro-business legislation sponsored by the U.S. Chamber. This is the congressman’s third Spirit of Enterprise award from the U.S. Chamber confirming his continued commitment to business.

Photo provided by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

Carson City Chamber luncheon April 22 features Congressman Amodei

The public is invited to Carson City Chamber’s Soup’s On! luncheon on Tuesday, April 22 to hear Congressman Mark Amodei tell about the trials and tribulations of being a member of the U.S. Congress.

He will present his interpretation of the votes (or non-votes) that affect our everyday lives. Always an engaging and lively speaker, Amodei’s signature style is to not bore his audience. He is witty and down to earth, and we will get an earful.

What Works: Grow your business without as much green

The other day, I had a conversation with a client who had a tiny marketing budget. Although their product was great, they had a hard time getting the word out because they couldn't afford to advertise like they wanted. Advertising is important, but it’s not end end-all, be-all of business. There are three things you need to build a customer base, or what I’d like to call your future fan base.

1) A product or service worth talking about
2) An opportunity to expose people to that winning product or service

Sportsman’s Warehouse to hold official Carson City grand opening, ribbon cutting Saturday

The long-awaited Sportsman’s Warehouse is going to hold a really big ribbon cutting this Saturday morning to “officially” open their new store located in the Carson Mall.

Though they have had a “soft” opening this past week, the official opening is on April 5. Executives from Sportsman’s corporate and the Carson City Board of Supervisors will be attending the event coordinated by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce beginning at 8:30 a.m. Also in attendance will be the following beauty queens:

Grand Opening of the Browsers Corner Bookstore

Event Date: 
April 12, 2014 - 9:30am

The Friends of the Carson City Library are excited to announce the Grand Opening of a beautiful, new Browsers Corner Bookstore on Saturday, April 12th at 9:30 am. The new location is just across the street from the Library at 711 East Washington Street. There will be a ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. with the Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments will be served and there will be a free raffle.

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.

Douglas County to host April 4 job fair in Minden

Event Date: 
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.’

Best-selling author Ellen Hopkins to discuss drug epidemic at Carson City chamber luncheon

If you think drugs are not a problem in our community, think again. Perhaps the closing down of meth labs may be a thing of the past, but be aware, drug use is ever constant among the young and easily obtained.

Award winning New York Times best-selling author Ellen Hopkins will be addressing the Carson City Chamber’s monthly luncheon at the Gold Dust West that is open to the public.

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.

Grand Opening at Paradise Salon Spa Wellness

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Mar 29 2014 .
March 27, 2014 (All day)
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March 28, 2014 (All day)
Event Date: 
March 29, 2014 (All day)

Carson's City’s ultimate haven for relaxation and self-care — Paradise Salon, Spa & Wellness — is celebrating its grand opening on March 27, 28 & 29. Join us for the festivities. There will be lots of events and lots of prizes.

Each day we will be giving away a $2400.00 GRAND PRIZE for one year of unlimited FAR infrared sauna day passes ~ or ~ one year of unlimited therapy pool day passes, as well as many other services and products. Come in and fill out your entry form.

Welcome home bash March 15 for South Lake Tahoe's three Olympians

South Lake Tahoe, the tight-knit ski community big on Olympic athletes will honor its three USA team members in a city-wide celebration, Saturday, March 15.

Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, who won gold for snowboarding slopestyle and freeskiing halfpipe respectively, and Hannah Teter who placed fourth in snowboarding halfpipe, will be lauded at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.

Carson City chamber luncheon speaker to address generational trends

Mike Brooks, an expert on generational shifts and economic, technological and political landscape trends will be the featured speaker Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce Soup's On! lunch.

Brooks is consultant and founder of Mission30, where he teaches executives how to evolve their business model by harnessing the power of story, authenticity and accountability.

Generational landscape trend speaker featured at Feb. 25 Carson City Chamber luncheon

Event Date: 
February 25, 2014 - 11:30am

Mike Brooks, an expert on generational shifts and economic, technological and political landscape trends will be the featured speaker Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce Soup's On! lunch.

Brooks is consultant and founder of Mission30, where he teaches executives how to evolve their business model by harnessing the power of story, authenticity and accountability.

Carson City to host 50 employers at Feb. 21 job fair

Carson City area job seekers will have a chance to meet with at least 50 employers Feb. 21 at an employment fair at the community center.

The fair runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. inside the gym area of the Carson City Community Center, 851 East William Street. It is being sponsored by Carson City Health and Human Services, JOIN, Inc. and the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

Text of Carson City Mayor's State of the City speech

Read the full text of Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell's State of the City speech, after the jump.

Jazz and Beyond seeks volunteers for annual Carson City music festival

The "Jazz and Beyond: Carson City Music Festival" will hold a kick-off meeting for organizers and potential volunteers on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 1200 S. Carson St., Carson City. This year's festival is scheduled to run from Aug. 1 to 17 at multiple locations in Carson City.

Jimmy John's Opens in North Carson

Ken Yzurdiaga opened his second Jimmy John’s location in Carson City with an official ribbon cutting Thursday,

Located at 2329 N. Carson Street. Jimmy John’s serves those freaky fast sandwiches made to order on freshly baked bread. Stop in soon. Pictured is the staff ready and waiting to create your sandwich. Far right is owner Ken and wife Dana is on far left. The first Jimmy John's opened in south Carson.

Photo Courtesy of Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

UNR’s Dr. Peter Reed to address aging issues at Carson City Chamber luncheon

Event Date: 
January 28, 2014 - 11:30am

Dr. Peter Reed, PhD, will be the featured speaker at the Carson City Chamber of Commerce Soup’s On! Luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 11:30 a.m. at Gold Dust West. Reed joined the University of Nevada Sanford Center for Aging as Director and Professor of Community Health Services in September 2013.

Carson City DA warns new property owners of misleading deed processing solicitations

Carson City District Attorney Neil A. Rombardo and Assistant District Attorney Mark J. Krueger of the Criminal Division, warn of a potentially misleading solicitation for land deed processing from Property Transfer Services.

The District Attorney’s Office received information from local attorneys that Property Transfer Services has been sending solicitations to new property owners in and around Carson City recommending “all Nevada homeowners obtain a copy of their current Grant deed as evidence that the title to the property was in fact transferred to the new owner.”

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