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Power outage affects more than 2,100 Dayton area NV Energy customers

UPDATE: NV Energy reports power fully restored Friday morning after outage in Dayton affects 2,114 customers.


UPDATE: NV Energy reports power being restored to the south and east of Dayton Valley Airpark. As of 11:17 p.m. there were 936 customers without power.
UPDATE: As of 10:50 p.m. there's been more reported outages, back up to 1,672 customers south and east of Dayton Valley Airpark.

UPDATE: As of 9 p.m. 942 NV Energy customers remain without power south of Dayton Valley Airpark.


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.

Cause Warrior Ride Passes Through Dayton, Northern Nevada

Event Date: 
July 25, 2014 (All day)

In early morning fog on Sunday, July 20, 2014, a team of six riders began a 70-day long journey across the U.S. to bring awareness and support to today’s wounded warriors and their families. The 2014 Cause Warrior Ride Team will stop in over 70 cities and towns along the route to historic West Point in New York. They arrived in Dayton, NV on Friday, July 25, departing the following morning.

Carson City sheriff's arrest log

The following arrests were made by Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies from July 26 to the morning hours of July 29, 2014. Those arrested and facing charges are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

— A 43-year-old Carson City man was arrested Tuesday, July 29, 12:36 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Lompa Lane on a misdemeanor warrant charge of petit larceny. Bail: $1,000.

Dayton Valley Days calls for crafters, vendors

The Dayton Valley Days Committee invites crafters, vendors and anyone who wants to reach a large number of people to reserve booth space for the 26th annual street festival held in the heart of historic Old Town Dayton.
Dayton Valley Days is scheduled Sept. 20 and 21 with an expected attendance over 15,000.

Women to Women with Carson City Supervisor candidates Karen Abowd and Lori Bagwell

This week's episode of Women to Women features Lori Bagwell and Karen Abowd. Two residents who are running for Supervisor, but in different wards — Abowd, Ward 1 as an Incumbent and Bagwell in Ward 3.

Both of these women are business veterans as well as experienced in working with budgets. Karen will be running for re-election in November, while Lori will be running for the first time in an elected position.

Outdoors with Don Q: Take a vacation at Great Basin National Park

Here is an annual suggestion, if you would like to take a mid-summer vacation at an out-of-the-way location. 
Do you know that our very own White Pine County is home to one of the Nation's least visited and Nevada's only National Park?

It's the 77,000 acre Great Basin National Park.
 If you've never been there, here is a whole bunch of useful information:

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.

Weather Service: Strong storms in Storey, southern Lyon counties

UPDATE: Strong thunderstorm being tracked 13 miles northeast of Virginia City.
National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking two strong thunderstorms this Monday afternoon.

As of 4:21 p.m. the first storm was southeast of Smith Valley moving northwest at 15 mph. The other storm was 18 miles southwest of Yerington and moving northeast at 15 mph.

Lightning is associated with the storms as well as moderate rain and small, pea-sized hail and gusty winds to 50 mph.

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.

Women to Women with Diane Hansen

This week’s Women to Women is with Diane Hansen, Chief Inspiration Officer of What Works Coaching, a coaching firm that has helped people worldwide with their businesses, careers, mindsets, and profit margins. The Texas native received her bachelor’s degree from California State University-San Bernardino College of Business and Public Administration respectively.

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.

Women to Women with Judy Bendure

This week's Women to Women is with Judy Bendure, a 46-year resident of Carson City. Judy is retired from the State of Nevada after 25 years of service. However, her energies and drive to maintain excellent health and balance for her own body have led her to become one of the area's foremost certified trainers in Pilates.

Judy is certified as an aerobic instructor,as well as a certified Personal Trainer. Her personal story and that of the history of Pilates is well worth viewing.

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.

Misfits Theater Auditions

Event Date: 
July 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Auditions for the Eagle Board house, a comedy written and directed by Dianne McCullough, will be July 27, 7 p.m. at the Dayton Valley Library.

In the production, the Eagle Boarding House is owned and operated by Amber Brown. Her boarders have taken up residence due to unfortunate circumstances of losing their homes and properties to the bank.

Juan (Juanito) Bautista

Apr 3, 1936 - Jun 14, 2014 Juan Bautista (Juanito) Forero Contreras, Dayton, NV, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 14, 2014...

Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and early evening

UPDATE: Thunderstorms were developing this afternoon east of Dayton and north of Virginia City toward Reno, according to the National Weather Service.

At 4:05 p.m. the weather service issued a flash flood warning for north central Storey County and south central Washoe County. The storm was said to be producing torrential rainfall of three inches ore more in one hour, according to a weather service bulletin. The storm was located south of Interstate 80 near USA Parkway.

Carson City sheriff's deputies make felony drug arrests involving heroin, meth and pills

A Dayton man was arrested Monday on felony drug charges after paramedics were called to the 1000 block of South Carson Street after the man was initially found slumped over the steering wheel of a running car, clenching money, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

Matthew Paul Gonzi, 40, was arrested at 11:07 a.m. on suspicion of possession of controlled substances with intent to sell and possession of methamphetamine, both felonies, and four lessor charges including two failure to appear warrants issued out of Douglas County.

Women to Women with Kris Smith

This week's episode of Women to Women features Kris Smith, a mortgage banker from Bank of The West in Carson City.

In its third season, Women to Women Nevada, hosted by Carol Paz of Carson City, is televised on Charter Media every Thursday at 7 p.m. on Channel 190 in Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton, Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Fallon and Lake Tahoe. The program also airs Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 8-8:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Episodes also appear every Friday on Carson Now.

Carson City man jailed for allegedly forging prescription from doctor

A 41-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday, 4:32 p.m. in the 500 block of East William Street on felony suspicion of forgery, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

Robert Wayne Smith was jailed on $5,000 bail. Officers spoke with the pharmacist who received a call from a local doctor who asked the pharmacist not to fill any new prescriptions for the man as they were all forged, the arrest report states.

Don Q's Nevada and northern California fishing report for July 4 holiday weekend

Here is the fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, northern California and the Sierra for the July 4 holiday weekend. Saturday, July 5 is free fishing day in California, which means anyone can fish without a license.

Dayton man found guilty of drug, weapons charges after February bust nets stolen guns

A two-day trial led to the conviction Wednesday of a 47-year-old Dayton man on felony drug and weapon charges. Gary Edward Allen stood trial in Third Judicial District Court in Yerington and was found guilty on drug trafficking and four counts of possession of stolen firearms.

The conviction stems from a series of arrests made Feb. 14, 2014 in the hills above Clearview Drive in Carson City where at least 60 stolen guns were recovered. Allen and three others were arrested.

Women to Women with Rebecca Ortiz

This week's Women to Women features Rebecca Ortiz, an 18-year-old Carson High School graduate. Rebecca plans on attending University of Nevada, Reno for premedical studies this September.

She is the youngest woman ever to be interviewed on Women to Women, but it is the encompassing aspect of her senior high graduation project that brought her into local and statewide attention.

Carson City sheriff's deputies busy with weekend DUI, felony and misdemeanor arrests

Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies kept busy over the weekend, making several arrests for DUI, domestic abuse, theft and felony child neglect and drug-related charges. Those arrested and facing charges are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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.

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.”

Women to Women with Nevada Magazine Publisher Janet Geary

This week's episode of Women to Women features Janet Geary, publisher of Nevada Magazine.

In January 1936, Nevada Highways and Parks, known today as Nevada Magazine, was introduced by the state highway department. Always an information source for Nevada residents and tourists, what started as a digest-sized bulletin has grown into a colorful magazine.

Carson City man faces felony charges after entering home to take a shower

A 27-year-old Carson City man was arrested Wednesday on felony charges of violation of probation and being a sex offender failing to register. Mario Moreno was arrested in the 200 block of Jeanell Drive.
According to the arrest report, an officer assigned to the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team responded to a residence for a report of a suspicious subject at a residence.

Lupe Joseph Ruiz “Lou”

Dec 12, 1932 - June 6, 2014 Lupe Joseph Ruiz, 81 of Dayton, NV was born December 12, 1932 in South San Francisco, CA. He graduated fr...

Fundraiser for the Silverada Little League at Js’ Old Town Bistro

Event Date: 
June 17, 2014 - 5:00pm

Js’ Old Town Bistro will host a Spaghetti Feed on Tuesday, June 17 from 5 – 8pm to benefit the Dayton’s Silverada Little League. $15 buys a complete spaghetti dinner, and $10 goes directly to the sports program.

Money raised will help pay for uniforms and equipment. Js’ Old Town Bistro is located at 30 Pike Street (on the corner of Main) in Old Town Dayton. Call 774-246-4400 for more information.

Double homicide confirmed; Suspect dead; High speed chase on Highway 50 through Carson City, Lyon, Fallon ends at Sand Mountain

This story has since been updated with new information provided Saturday by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office. Go here for the latest update.

UPDATE: 11:10PM: Two women were found dead Friday night in a Washoe Valley home while the suspect was killed in a shootout after a high speed chase on Highway 50 that began in Carson City and ended at Sand Mountain Recreation Area in Churchill County. One man was shot and injured and is at Renown Medical Center in Reno, said Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detective Lt. Tom Green. His condition is unknown at this time.

The suspect is believed to have stolen a white Jeep Cherokee, which was registered to the residence, Green said. Inside the garage of the home was a pickup with Arizona license plates. Detectives are trying to determine if the pickup belonged to the suspect, said Green.


UPDATE 9:15 PM: The suspect in a Washoe Valley shooting earlier tonight is dead, confirmed Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong who was at the scene. No officers were hurt. Multiple agencies were involved in the pursuit, which began in Carson City on Highway 50 East and ended at a campground in the Sand Mountain Recreation Area. The campground was evacuated. At least eight Carson City sheriff's officers were involved in the pursuit.
UPDATE 855PM: Suspect reported down in the Sand Mountain Area in Churchill County after a shootout with law enforcement. Officers on the scene said the chase has ended. More information forthcoming as it becomes available.

Women to Women features Carson Animal Services Initiative directors

Here is the second of a two-part interview with Women to Women, Lisa Schuette founder and chair of the Carson Animal Services Initiative, a non-profit organization with a mission of raising money to assist Carson City as it builds a safe and modern animal shelter. Also featured in this interview is CASI's vice chairman, Chuck Crittenden. Go here for the first 30-minute segment.

Carson City sheriff's deputies arrest man on felony child neglect charge

A 39-year-old Carson City man was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of child neglect after he was found intoxicated with his young daughter in a department store fitting room, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

Robert Brent Key is in Carson City Jail on $40,150 bail. According to the arrest report, deputies were called to the department store at 8:56 p.m. in the 3800 block of South Carson Street after store employees reported a heavily intoxicated man who was knocking over clothing racks.

Michael P. “Mike” Osgood

OSGOOD, MICHAEL P. “MIKE”, age 54 of Dayton, OH passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, R...

Carson City Sheriff's Office arrest log for Wednesday

A 20-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday in the area of Carson and 7th Street on a misdemeanor charge of violation of bail conditions, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

According to the arrest report, the deputy made contact with two people at a convenience store in the 700 block of South Carson Street. The officer recognized the two from prior contact and knew they should not have been in contact with each because of a forthcoming domestic battery hearing.

Woman jailed on battery charge after report of exposed women rolling around in grass

A 49-year-old Dayton woman faces a gross misdemeanor charge of battery on a police officer and two misdemeanors — disorderly conduct and obstructing and resisting an officer — after being arrested Saturday at Carson and Telegraph streets, a Carson City Sheriff's Office deputy said.

Officers were called to the area at 7:48 p.m. after a passerby reported seeing three intoxicated women rolling around and wrestling on the grass with their dresses up. The three women, all intoxicated, were found in the grass area in front of the Paul Laxalt Building.

Women to Women features Lisa Schuette of the Carson Animal Services Initiative

Lisa Schuette is this week's guest on Women to Women. Lisa is founder and chair of the Carson Animal Services Initiative, a non-profit organization with a mission of raising money to assist Carson City as it builds a safe and modern animal shelter.

Saturday Bingo Raises Money for Scholarships

Event Date: 
June 7, 2014 - 6:30pm

Soroptimist International of the Comstock, presents a a fun-filled family bingo night, Saturday, June 7 at the Dayton Senior Center. Many great prizes are available. and all proceeds will go to scholarships.
The evening includes snacks, coffee and water with an open bar available. Tickets cost $15 per person if reserved or $20 at the door. To reserve your spot or for more information, call Sharon Atkinson at 775-246-4000.

Dayton Residents, Officials Meet to Discuss Traffic and Safety Concerns

As Dayton transitions from a rural to a more urban community, traffic concerns need to be resolved, but must be done prudently and in the right time.

This was the underlying message at a meeting at Sutro Elementary School Thursday night where more than 70 citizens, county officials, law enforcement and first responders heard from Nevada Department of Transportation officials.

But for a community that has seen countless accidents in past years this was not quite what most had hoped to hear.

National Pony Express Association ReRide through Carson City today

UPDATE: The Pony Express arrived in Carson City this afternoon, with travels along South Curry Street and the capitol building area before heading off to Dayton and then Fort Churchill.

Dayton man identified in Tuesday airplane crash

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office has identified Steven Murphree, 45, of Dayton as the pilot killed Tuesday near the Dayton Valley Airpark.

Murphree's homebuilt single BD-4 plane wreckage was found on BLM land. He was the sole occupant. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said a pilot discovered the wreckage Tuesday afternoon.

Woman arrested on suspicion of taking liquor from Carson City supermarket

A 22-year-old Dayton woman was arrested Wednesday at a South Carson Street supermarket on suspicion of stealing two bottles of liquor, a Carson City Sheriff's Office deputy said.

According to the arrest report, officers were called to a Raley's store and met with a security employee who said he watched video surveillance of the woman placing two bottles of liquor in her purse and then leave the store.

Lyon Deputies Identify Pilot Killed in Dayton Plane Crash

Lyon County deputies have identified the pilot killed in a plane crash found near the Dayton Airport on BLM land Tuesday afternoon.

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.

Public meeting Thursday to address traffic and speed issues through Dayton

After years of experiencing serious and sometimes fatal accidents, Lyon County and the Nevada Department of Transportation officials will address traffic issues through Dayton at a town hall meeting Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at Sutro Elementary School.

There will be overall discussions on speed issues, accident prevention, enforcement and the potential for additional stoplights and signage in town. Sutro Elementary School is located at 190 Dayton Village Parkway.

One dead in plane crash at Dayton Valley Airpark

One person has died in a plane crash this afternoon at Dayton Valley Airpark, a Central Lyon County Fire Protection District official said.

The crash happened near Dayton Valley Golf Club. The first call came into Lyon County dispatchers at 2:16 p.m. Responders include Lyon County Sheriff's Office and the fire department. Care Flight was also called.

Reno man arrested for failure to register as a sex offender

A 54-year-old Reno man was arrested Monday on a felony charge of failing to register as a sex offender, a Carson City Sheriff's Office deputy said. Joseph Bartley was arrested at 8:02 a.m. in the 2900 block of South Carson Street.

The Carson City deputy responded to the area of Fairview Drive and South Carson Street in an attempt to locate a dark-colored Ford pickup that was reckless on the road.

Women to Women with Dr. Robin Titus

This week's Women to Women is with Dr. Robin Titus from Smith Valley, Nev. She is running for Nevada Assembly, District 31.

In its third season, Women to Women Nevada, hosted by Carol Paz of Carson City, is televised on Charter Media every Thursday at 7 p.m. on Channel 190 in Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton, Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Fallon and Lake Tahoe. The program also airs Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 8-8:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Episodes also appear every Friday on Carson Now.

Josiah James Concert

Event Date: 
June 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley invites the community to attend an evening under the stars in our backyard with Josiah James live in concert.

Josiah is a Christian/Indie/alternative music artist from Sacramento, who creates full songs using a live looping technique, layering guitar parts, percussion and voices to weave amazing soundscapes in real time.
For more information about him, visit josiahjames.com .

Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley, is located at 28 Enterprise Way, Dayton. For more information, call 775-246-4430 or visit www.ccdayton.org .

Outdoors with Don Q: Here's who will be going big game hunting this fall

It’s official: Systems Consultants, the private computer firm in Fallon that conducts the annual computerized drawings for Nevada’s big game hunting tags, has posted the results of the 2014 drawings at its website for the entire world to see.

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