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Dayton artist unveils painting of living Nevada governors and elected officials

Renowned Dayton artist, Steven Saylor, has completed his painting “Nine Cheers for the Silver State,” featuring current governor Brian Sandoval, the two U.S. Senators from Nevada, and Mark Amodei, who represents the Northern Nevada congressional district.

The painting celebrates the 150th anniversary of Nevada statehood and will raise funds for the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture, a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and promotion of the Comstock Historic District, a National Historic Landmark.

Clara Nell McGifford

Apr. 24, 1934 - Aug. 27, 2014 Clara Nell McGifford, 80, of Dayton, Nevada passed away peacefully at 11:14 pm from acute re...

Women to Women with Mary Lou Pawley and the Grace Works program

This week’s guest on Women to Women is with Mary Lou Pawley, who introduced the Grace Works program to Carson City. Grace Works is a Christian-based outreach effort that meets weekends in communities across the country.

It is a program designed where volunteers pitch in to help local people and programs. It began two years ago, with its beginnings at the First Presbyterian Church and now includes 14 other local churches and groups who volunteer their time and energy. Go here for a list of efforts from earlier this year.

Carson City auto mechanics celebrate Labor Day weekend with marathon truck rebuild

A retired mechanic from Carson City and some of his friends have pulled out all the stops this Labor Day weekend for a ‘round the clock truck building project that may rival anything done on TV reality shows.

John Jackson’s plan: Refurbish a 1969 Peterbilt 358 into an old school hotrod using parts from six similar rigs. A feat like this would take months if it were a weekend garage hobby and probably cost tens of thousand of dollars.

Dayton woman identified in Saturday crash on Highway 50 in Carson City

The Nevada Highway Patrol has identified a Dayton woman as the passenger killed in a single vehicle accident Saturday morning in Carson City in the area of Highway 50 and East Nye Lane.

Leatrice Drew, 82, died from injuries at the scene in the rollover accident, reported at around 8:55 a.m. Her husband, Daniel Drew, was also injured. It is unknown if the couple were wearing seat belts properly, said NHP Trooper Dave Gibson.

Holiday weekend thus far results in several misdemeanor, handful of felony arrests

A 61-year-old Carson City man faces a misdemeanor DUI charge after allegedly driving his Dodge Ram through the yard of a Mayflower Way home on Friday afternoon, breaking a fence and crashing into an unoccupied Jeep, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

According to the arrest report, officers were called to the residence and made contact with the driver of the pickup. The man said he was OK and told the officer that he had nothing to do with the accident. The man was in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, which was flipped on its side.

Weather Service: Hazy skies from fires in Northern California, Oregon

The National Weather Service in Reno reports on its Facebook page Sunday that hazy conditions have developed throughout the region, from Dayton, Fallon and Pyramid Lake. Carson City is experiencing blue skies.

"After looking at visible satellite and making some phone calls, we believe that it is smoke from fires in Northern California and Oregon. Sierra Front is not reporting any incidents in Nevada at this time," according to the weather service Facebook page.

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

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

Women to Women with Jo Etta Brown

This week on Women to Women is Jo Etta Brown, executive vice president of the Alliance for Retired Americans.

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.

WNC Announces 2014 Summer Dean’s List

Western Nevada College has named 68 students to the Summer 2014 Dean’s List. To qualify for WNC’s Dean’s List, students must complete at least six units during the semester and accumulate a grade point average of 3.50 or higher. 

Students achieving the honor are:

Carson City Sheriff's Office arrest log

The following are recent felony and misdemeanor related arrests made by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. Those arrested and facing criminal charges are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Organizers say Dayton Valley Library authors event was success

Marty Lewis, President of the Friends of the Dayton Valley Library
President of the Friends of the Dayton Valley Library, Marty Lewis, and Lyon Cou
Local writer Ron Bell

The Friends of the Dayton Valley Library held the first August Authors Event on Saturday, August 16 at the Dayton Valley Branch Library. There were approximately 50 attendees and the library parking lot was full. Residents of Dayton were invited to interact with five local Nevada writers, discuss their writing, purchase books and have them signed by the authors.

Casting Call for the movie Train To A Dark Budapest

Event Date: 
October 4, 2014 (All day)

Train To A Dark Budapest is an exciting story set in 1936, Hungary. Ada Pfeiffer is spiriting Jews from the country and Klaus Brenner, Gestapo agent is brought in to stop her. The web tightens as the story progresses. We have need of two female actors, 25 to 40 yrs. of age, plus four male actors, the same age spans. There is need of ten extras.Acting experience is preferable but not mandatory. Call Doug at 775.544.9240 or email me at deacyphotography@gmail.com for an audition appt. Auditions are being held at the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St.

Dayton teacher completes education training from U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Students of Stephanie Fitch, of Dayton, Nev., a teacher at Dayton High School in Dayton, will be getting some valuable lessons this coming school year in learning the Holocaust as a result of their teacher having completed top-notch training this summer from educators of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Fitch was one of more than 200 participants who attended the 18th annual Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators, an invitation-only three-day workshop for teachers hosted by the Museum in mid-July.

Vegas to Reno Race Highlights

Saturday August 16, the Vegas to Reno Race got underway. With 300 entries, 125 Bikes, 175 Cars and trucks, 9 countries, 25 states and 535 miles of the roughest, siltest, twisted, Nevada Desert to run on.

The BEST IN THE DESERT, Vegas to Reno Race is the longest and richest Desert Race in the United States. Veteran Race Organizer, Casey Folks, said "This was a great race, fantastic weather, so happy to have these amazing Sponsors and world class Racers out having a good time, there is nothing like it."

Woman jailed on felony drug charge after pills found without prescriptions

A 50-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Thursday in the area of Brown and Gordon streets on a felony charge of possessing prescription drugs without prescriptions, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Lillian Kay Meyer, also faces misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of bail conditions.

Women to Women with Dee Dee Foremaster

This week’s guest on Women to Women is Dee Dee Foremaster, executive director of Rural Center for Independent Living and Do Drop In, a nonprofit organization that helps with services to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and our veterans.

Outdoors with Don Q: Flowers, bird and animals are her favorites subjects

By now, you know that many of the photos attached to my outdoor articles at Carson Now are those taken by my wife, Elaine. She is not a professional photographer, does not have professional photo training or professional equipment, but does possess a great natural talent for framing her photo subjects with the proper backgrounds.

Between the two of us, we have a total of three "Point and Shoot" cameras: An old Pentax Optio 750Z (The one I use), a Cannon Power Shot Sx280 HS (her favorite) and a Sony HD VCHD (her backup camera).

Five Nevada writers featured at Dayton Public Library event

Event Date: 
August 16, 2014 - 3:00pm

The Dayton Public Library will host an August Authors Event on Saturday, August 16, from 3-5 p.m. at the Dayton Public Library.

Five local Nevada writers will be available to talk about their books and how they started writing. This will be a wine and cheese event.

There will be a donation of $3.00 at the door for adults; it will entitle the patron to the first glass of wine or beer free. Children accompanied by adults attend free.

Man jailed on felony assault charge in alleged hammer and bat attack

A 39-year-old man was jailed Monday after he allegedly attacked another man with a hammer and baseball bat, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said. Benjamin Amos Smith is being held on $30,500 bail. He also has a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest out of Reno Township Court.

Carson City Raiders Booster Club membership picnic on Saturday

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Aug 17 2014 .
August 16, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Date: 
August 17, 2014 - 11:00am

Raiders fans, did you know there is a booster club in Carson City that is the next best thing to being at an Oakland Raiders game?

This Saturday, the Carson City Raiders Booster Club will hold its annual Membership Picnic, and you are invited to attend. The picnic will be at the Dayton State Park off Highway 50 in Dayton.

Parking is $5.00 As signed member you will receive 1 club t-shirt. The CCRBC will provide the main dish, sodas, and bottled water. Please bring a dish to share, and drinks of your choice if you choose to drink something else.

Carson city deputies arrest five on felony charges during weekend patrol

A 50-year-old Carson City man was arrested Friday on a felony charge of possession of a stolen vehicle after he had been stopped and then took off running from officers before being caught, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

James Dean Anderson was taken into custody at 4:38 p.m. in the 1500 block of Continental Drive. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a police officer and driving on a revoked license for DUI.

Second Annual Adopt a Vet Poker Run set for Saturday in Carson City

Event Date: 
August 16, 2014 - 8:30pm
The 2nd Annual "Adopt a Vet Poker Run" sponsored by the Carson Area Chapter 388 of the Vietnam Veterans of America is being held at Carson City Harley-Davidson on Saturday, August 16.

The Adopt a Vet Dental Program is a program providing dental care for low income veterans.

The event includes the motorcycle poker run through Dayton, Minden, Genoa and Zephyr Cove, live music, lunch, ride pouch and a raffle. Registration ($30) starts at 8:30 am, run at 10:00 am.

Weather Service: Thunderstorms developing across the region

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

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

Women to Women with Kristin Kaminski

This week's Women to Women features Kristin Kaminski, an Associate Attorney for Anderson, Dorn, & Rader, Ltd. The Reno law firm specializes in estate, trust, incapacity, financial, and legacy planning among other services. Enjoy the show.

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.

Donations sought, families invited to Saturday back to school clothing drive

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts its sixth annual clothing drive to help families in Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, and Dayton, Nevada communities get ready for school.

The event is open to the public on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 411 N. Saliman Road, Carson City.

David Haws, President of the church’s local organization, says families are invited to pick up needed clothing in preparation for the new school year.

Carson City deputies make 4 felony, multiple misdemeanor arrests during weekend

A Carson City man was arrested Sunday, 9:22 a.m. in the area of North Plaza and Washington streets on a felony burglary warrant issued out of Clark County. Charles Roy Dickey, 59, was taken into custody and was being held without bail awaiting extradition, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

August Authors Event at Dayton Valley Library

Event Date: 
August 16, 2014 - 3:00pm

On Saturday, August 16 from 3-5 PM, the Friends of the Dayton Valley Library will host an author’s book discussion and sales at the Dayton Branch Library in Dayton, Nev. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. A donation of $3.00 will be asked at the door and the price of admission will entitle the patron to one glass of wine or a beer. Children are welcome for no charge as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Women to Women with Carson City symphony, jazz festival organizer Elinor Bugli

This week's Women to Women features Elinor Bugli, President of the Carson City Symphony Association. She is also an organizer for the Jazz and Beyond Festival. Elinor and her husband have been instrumental (pun intended) to the creation of the Carson City Symphony and many, many other aspects of Carson City arts.

Visit jazzcarsoncity.com to get the schedule because It's happening now through Aug. 17.

Cab driver among five arrested in Carson City drug bust

Acting on several tips of drugs allegedly being sold out of a home with children inside and local from a taxi cab driver, Carson City Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team officers arrested five people Thursday night at a Condor Circle home.

Officers confiscated small amounts of methamphetamine, heroin, more than 30 pieces of assorted drug paraphernalia and cash after a search warrant was granted. Three children — two four-year-olds and a seven-year-old — were taken into protective custody, according arresting Carson City sheriff’s officers.

Coach Bendure receives Baseball Coaching Honor

American Family Insurance All-USA Nevada Baseball Team has announced that Fred Bendure, Virginia City High School Baseball Coach has been chosen as Nevada’s High School Baseball Coach of the Year. It recognizes Coach Bendure for guiding the Mucker's to the Division IV State Baseball Title.

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.

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