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Easter Egg Hunts Take Place Friday and Saturday Throughout Area

Event Date: 
April 18, 2014 - 2:00pm

Get an early start on Easter egg hunting Friday when Skyline Estates Senior Living hosts its Easter egg hunt for all ages at 2 p.m. Organizers invite children, parents, and grandchildren to attend. Skyline Estates Senior Living is located at 2861 Mountain St., in Carson City.

Masters Heads to 'Speed Cubing' Competition

Ben Masters, 13, travels Saturday to University of California, Berkeley to participate in an official World Cube Association competition at Wheeler Hall.
Ben, who has been practicing his “cubing” skills about five months, has a personal best time of “about 17 seconds,” which has been perfected as he has practiced during his free time through each day and has worked up to doing five or six “solves” per hour, he said. He attends eighth grade at Dayton Intermediate School.

Rally at legislature supports Nevada ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

In support of a renewed movement to get just three more states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, Northern Nevada residents met and rallied in front of the Nevada Legislature at noon on Tuesday in support of Sausalito-resident Helene de Boissiere-Swanson.

Youth get schooled in Nevada agriculture at this week's Capital City Farm Days

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s 4-H presents Capital City Farm Days 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., April 17 and 18. There will be 30 presenters teaching elementary-age youth about Nevada agriculture, where food and fiber come from, and environmental issues related to agriculture.

Attendees will include public, private and home-schooled students and their families from Carson City, Storey County, Douglas County and Dayton Valley.

Women to Women Nevada with DeDe Stevens

DeDe Stevens of Carson City is this week's guest on Women to Women. Ms. Stevens was born in Bogota, Columbia of a Columbian birth mother who shortly gave her up for adoption in a Bogota orphanage.

Upon being adopted by an American family, DeDe officially entered the United States when she was 12 years old. She is a graduate of Arizona Western College in Yuma, Ariz., with a degree in Spanish.

Ms. Stevens has also spent 26 years in the National Guard from which she is now retired.

Fundraiser Proceeds Preserves Comstock History

The Comstock Foundation for History and Culture raised $15,003 for nine organization within the Comstock Historic District. The Comstock Foundation matched donations up to $1,000 for each organization.

The fundraising event was part of a commemoration of the restoration of the Upper Yellow Jacket hoist and ore chute in Gold Hill, the Foundation’s first substantial preservation project since organizing in June 2013. Work on the Upper Yellow Jacket hoist and ore chute cost roughly $100,000.

Gold Hill Hotel series features talks on Sinatra's Tahoe gaming license, Nevada film history

Event Date: 
April 15, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Gold Hill Hotel features two Nevada historical presentations this month, one involving the controversial Cal-Neva Lake Tahoe gaming license associated with Frank Sinatra and the other focusing on Nevada's place in film history.

The Tuesday Night Lecture Series on the Sinatra's gaming license will be held April 15 with the film presentation on April 29. Programs begins with dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. with the lecture at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for dinner and lecture and $5 for the lecture.

First ever Dayton Valley Lions Club Charity Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament

Event Date: 
April 26, 2014 - 12:00pm

The first ever Dayton Valley Lions Club Charity Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Dayton Valley Community Center, 170 Pike Street in Dayton.

The cost is $40 per seat with 200 seats available. Rebuys are $20. Signups start at noon with play beginning at 1 p.m. sharp.

A catered dinner will be provided at 6:00 p.m. The Grand Prize is a $1,000 gift certificate. A raffle and silent auction will also be offered. Join the fun and help the Lions Club raise money to help in their ongoing campaign against preventable blindness.

Man booked into Carson City Jail on Wyoming felony warrant

A 47-year-old Kansas man was booked Monday into Carson City Jail on a felony warrant for being a fugitive from justice. John Paul Stewart was booked by the Carson City Sheriff's Office jail staff. The warrant was filed for record March 18, 2013 out of Campbell County, Wyo. Stewart will be extradited.

Carson City man wanted by FBI on child pornography charges arrested

A 29-year-old Carson City man was arrested Monday and is being held without bail on suspicion of distributing and possessing child pornography.

Andrew Wayne Hamrick, a locksmith who lives in the 2800 block of Longridge Drive, was arrested at 9:23 a.m. by Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies. The FBI is also investigating.

According to the arrest report, deputies were attempting to locate a suspect vehicle from a FBI bulletin regarding Hamrick, who has a felony warrant.

Lyon County Board of Commissioners OK tentative budget without employee cuts

After years of cuts and layoffs Lyon County has seen an increase in funding and balanced a budget with no cuts of employees. In the past several years the County has eliminated 120 positions, a 30 percent workforce reduction.

Dayton man jailed for not registering as a sex offender

A 47-year-old man was arrested Monday in the area of Arrowhead and Centennial Park Drive in Carson City for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender.

Manuel Jesus Zavala of Dayton taken into custody at 4:43 p.m. on the felony charge and three misdemeanors: driving on a revoked or suspended license, speeding and failure to appear.

Candidate Town Hall Meeting

Event Date: 
April 8, 2014 - 7:00pm

Bring your questions and concerns and come meet the Democratic candidates for Nevada's Second Congressional District. Be an informed voter! Hosted by the Comstock Democrats, the meeting is at 7 PM, April 8 at the Dayton Library, 321 Dayton Valley Road. Refreshments will be provided.

Carson City Sheriff's Office make multiple felony drug-related arrests over weekend

A home care provider was booked Friday into Carson City Jail on three felony warrants charges involving burglary, grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

Ella May Dix, 50, of Reno was taken into custody by the Carson City Sheriff's Office after the woman arrived at the front counter for the warrants. The three felony charges are out of Las Vegas Justice Court and issued Jan. 15, 2014. Bail: $80,000.

In other arrests:

Smoke from Lake Tahoe prescribed fire blows into Carson City, Dayton

A prescribed fire in the Round Hill area at Lake Tahoe is putting up a lot of smoke that has made its way into the Carson City and Dayton areas, officials said Saturday afternoon.

A Douglas County Sheriff's Office dispatcher confirmed the prescribed fire is off of Kent Way and is part of an active controlled burn that is indeed putting off a lot of smoke. Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District has a crew on the prescribed burn. The U.S. Forest Service reports a prescribed burn in the Cave Rock area as well.

Safety improvements built into Highway 50 repaving plans between Carson City and Dayton

A $6-plus million repaving project along a stretch of Highway 50 east of Carson City is planned for late spring through summer with some safety improvements built into the plans, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

Merge lane improvements, slope flattening, the installation of a t-intersection and turn lanes for easier access at Flint Drive and State Route 341 are scheduled as part of the safety upgrades on Highway 50 between Deer Run Road and east of SR341, said NDOT spokeswoman Meg Ragonese.

Carson Victory Rollers, Sunset Rotary Club of Carson City to hold bout to benefit youth programs

Event Date: 
April 28, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Carson Victory Rollers and the Rotary Club of Carson City Sunset have teamed up for a roller derby bout to raise money for the Rotary's many youth programs.

The bout will take place 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2014 at the parking lot across from the Carson Nugget. Tickets are $5 per person. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Sponsorships are available by contacting rolling4rotary@gmail.com.

New App Release set for March 31

Event Date: 
March 31, 2014 (All day)

The anticipated date is finally here. Available for download March 31, 2014 Bought It! smart phone app for IPhone (ios) users.

We all buy products because we have a need for something. For instance, girls! I have bought hairspray that states, “it will hold style all day.” I spray the product on in the morning, by afternoon it’s flat. I go to the store to buy another hair spray product and the same thing happens. I have bought so many different sprays; I forget which products I have bought in the past. Wasting lots of money and time!!

Women to Women interviews Kellie Butterworth of the Washoe Tribal Health Center

This week's Women to Women Nevada features Kellie Butterworth, a registered dental hygienist. She works for the Washoe Tribal Health Center and has done missionary work in South America.

Women to Women will feature an interview with Sue Lowden, a candidate for Nevada lieutenant governor, on Thursday, March 27. The broadcast had been set to air on Charter TV this week.

Woman jailed after leaving without paying at Carson City grocery store

A 25-year-old Dayton woman was arrested Wednesday at a Carson City supermarket after allegedly eating food without paying and then attempting to walk out of the store with a can of Dust Off.

According to the Carson City Sheriff's Office arrest report, the woman faces misdemeanor charges of larceny and violation of bail conditions. Deputies were dispatched to a William Street supermarket at 1:39 p.m. on a report of a larceny.

Eighteen-year-old Carson City man arrested for DUI, driving without insurance

An 18-year-old Carson City man was arrested Tuesday, 11:55 p.m. at Roop Street and Northridge. He faces four misdemeanor charges including first offense DUI, driving on a suspended registration, no proof of insurance and minor consuming alcohol.

According to the arrest report, a Carson City Sheriff's Office deputy conducted a routine registration check on a vehicle that came back as suspended. The deputy initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle as it was traveling eastbound on Northridge near Roop.

Dayton pair arrested in Lyon County home burglary where several weapons were stolen

The watchful eyes of Dayton citizens who reported two men breaking into a Ring Road residence on March 13 led Lyon County Sheriff's Office deputies to them and their subsequent arrest.

Tyler Wutch 20, and Michael Mays, 19, both of Dayton are each being held on $25,000 bail facing felony burglary charges, said Sgt. Ryan Powell of the Lyon County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies arrived and both Wutch and Mays ran away and hid in a nearby field for several hours.  The subsequent burglary investigation showed property was missing from the residence which included multiple firearms.

Sheriff's Log: Dayton man arrested for felony extortion

Robert Edwin Deuel, 43, of Dayton, was arrested Friday afternoon in the 3300 block of Highway 50 East for felony extortion and gross misdemeanor possession of a dangerous weapon.

According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff deputies were concluding a traffic stop on Arrowhead Drive when a woman approached them with information about vehicle that had recently been stolen from her. She said Deuel had contacted her, and said he would take her to the car if she paid him money.

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.

Ted John Boulanger

Nov. 1, 1941 - March 5, 2014 Ted John Boulanger 72 years old, a resident of Dayton, Nevada passed on March 5th 2014 of cancer. Ted wa...

Women to Women with Nancy McPherson

This week's Women to Women guest, Nancy McPherson, is a most compassionate lady with a heart for the underdogs. She's a volunteer with the Northern Nevada Regional Animal Center in Dayton.

Women to Women with Tahoe balloonist Katie Griggs

"Up up and away in my beautiful balloon" were the words of the Fifth Dimension's famous song of the 70s and those same words could describe Katie Griggs, this week's guest on Women to Women.

Griggs, a local balloonist, shares her experiences as a pilot with host Carol Paz. The great Reno Balloon Race is Sept. 5-7, and Griggs will have a balloon on Nevada Day.

Carson City man arrested after allegedly stealing father's truck

A 35-year-old Carson City man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of felony grand larceny after allegedly stealing his father's truck.
Josh Baroni is being held on $25,000 bail. According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 600 block of of Kay Court in reference to a stolen vehicle.

Accidental shooting injures Dayton woman in the leg

A Dayton woman was transported to a hospital after her son's gun accidentally went off and shot her.
According to the Sergeant with the Lyon County Sheriff Dayton Substation, on Thursday, February 27, 2014, a young man was showing his new gun to his father.

Women to Women host Carol Paz in the interview chair

The tables are turned in the latest Women to Women program when regular host Carol Paz answers questions.

Agency 36 marketing owner, Carson City Quarterly publisher and Carson HorseShoe casino spokeswoman Dana Freund sits down with Paz to peel back the onion layers of life and living in Carson City. Paz discusses books she's read and digested, new friends made and those qualities that make Carson City a special place to call home.

Spaghetti fundraiser at Js' Old Town Bistro nets $1,200 for Lyon County health project

A spaghetti feed at Js' Old Town Bistro in Dayton Wednesday raised $1,200 for the Medical Outreach Response Event in May, which helps Lyon County residents get needed medical, vision and dental care.

MORE will take place Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10 in Silver Springs.

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

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

Town Hall Meeting with Brian Dempsey

Event Date: 
March 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Comstock Democrats invite you to a town hall meeting featuring candidate Brian Dempsey. Brian is a candidate for Nevada's Second Congressional District. We will meet at the Dayton Library, located at 321 Dayton Valley Road. Please come with your questions and to show your support.

Js’ Bistro in Dayton to hold Feb. 26 fundraiser for Medical Outreach Program

Event Date: 
February 26, 2014 - 4:00pm

Js’ Old Town Bistro in Dayton will hold a Spaghetti Feed fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 4 – 8pm.

Money raised will help local residents get needed medical, vision and dental care at the upcoming Medical Outreach Response Event (MORE).

Women to Women Nevada with Lori Bagwell

This week's Women to Women guest is Lori Bagwell, owner of Charley's Grilled Subs in the Carson Mall and candidate for Carson City Supervisor Ward 3.

In its third season, Women to Women Nevada is hosted by Carol Paz and is televised on Charter Media every Thursday at 7 pm on Channel 190 (Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Fallon, Lake Tahoe) and 15 (in Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton). Women to Women is also being shown on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 8-8:30pm and on Sundays from 11:30-12 noon. Episodes also appear every Friday on Carson Now.

Carson City SET officers arrest man on felony drug charges

A 27-year-old Dayton man was arrested Feb. 14, 6:31 p.m. in the area of Caroline and Valley streets in Carson City on suspicion of felony conspiracy, possession with intent to sell and transportation of heroin. Gilbert Raymond Ramirez, was being held on $35,000 bail.

According to the arrest report, officers with the Carson City Special Enforcement Team worked with a person who agreed to make a transaction while wearing a wire. The transaction would be for four "points" of heroin, which in street terms a point is .10 grams for a total of $80, the arrest report states.

Prestige and Carson Tahoe Health to provide senior care services to Carson City region

Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living, leaders in skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, announced plans Tuesday to join with Carson Tahoe Health to expand senior care services and offer comprehensive memory care to Carson City residents and their families.

As a first step in the relationship, the organizations will develop a community with 40 units for memory care services on the Carson Tahoe Specialty Medical Center campus. Construction will begin in 2014.

Carson City Sheriff's Office report details initial arrest that led to recovery of 60 stolen weapons

More details have emerged following the arrest Friday of a Dayton man that led to Carson City and Lyon County authorities to recover approximately 60 stolen weapons, a stolen vehicle and narcotics. Three others were also arrested.

Keith Furr, 52, was arrested on charges of being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, contempt of court and criminal contempt and is being held in Carson City with a bail of $23,500.

Capital City Arts Initiative Nevada Neighbors Talk: YOU ARE HERE

Event Date: 
February 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

On Wednesday, February 19, the Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] will present a talk by artist Julia Schwadron. Her illustrated talk, “You Are Here” is the next in CCAI’s Nevada Neighbors series.

The talk will take place at 7pm at the BRIC, 108 E Proctor St, Carson City. There will be an informal reception for Ms. Schwadron preceding the event at 6:15pm. The presentation and reception are free, and the public is cordially invited.

Michelle Thompson

May 8, 1961-Feb. 11, 2014 Michelle Boiselle Thompson (52) of Dayton, Nevada. Passed away February 11, 2014. She is survived by her hu...

Women to Women with Rupal Wadhia

This week's Women to Women Nevada features Rupal Wadhia, owner of Foodies Bystro in Carson City. Rupal has introduced some great food and culture to Carson City. Foodies Bystro also offers a full vegan menu and high teas.

Women to Women program features Carson City businesswoman

Thursday's Women to Women program on Charter Media will feature a very special lady from London, England. She was born, bred and educated quite well for the world of business and customer service. She is the local owner of a popular tea and sandwich shop in the heart of Carson City.

Lyon County master plan vote draws legal fire from residents

At the Lyon County Commission meeting January 2, the commissioners voted 4-1 to grant a request from Comstock Mining Inc., to modify the county Master Plan and change the zoning, which would allow pit mining in and adjacent to Silver City.

Four of the Commissioners ignored the recommendation of the Planning Commission and the express wishes of the citizens of Silver City and voted without explanation to abandon precedent and acquiesce to the company's desires.

Trio face felony burglary, larceny charges in theft of computers from Walmart

Three Carson City Jail inmates were booked Monday on felony charges of burglary and grand larceny following an investigation into the theft of three computers stolen from Walmart on Jan. 21, 2014.

The men arrested are Joseph Larson, 24 of Dayton, Michael Harrell and John Kramer, both 20. Each face bail amounts of $30,000.

Obituary Andrew “Ray” Raymond Walmsley

Oct. 7, 1925 - Feb. 4, 2014 Andrew “Ray” Raymond Walmsley, a third generation Dayton, Nevada resident passed away on Febru...

Carson City music store hits the right notes with unique business model

Playing to the beat of your own rhythm comes from years of watching how others do it and then improvising to set a course of your own.

When it comes to making perfect pitch, where melody and harmony fit together organically, Vince Gates has turned his Carson City music store into the equivalent of a six-piece power band that customers can't seem to get enough of.

Women to Women with Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd

This week's Women to Women Nevada interview is with Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd. Karen is the president and founder of The Greenhouse Project and co-owns Adele's Restaurant and Lounge in Carson City with her husband Charlie.

Carson City patrol deputies make misdemeanor DUI, warrant-related arrests

A 26-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday, 4:48 p.m. in the area of Airport Road and Desatoya. He faces misdemeanor charges of failure to obey a traffic control device, DUI alcohol and drugs, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and violation of pre-trial supervision.

Women to Women Nevada with Dr. Kent Gabriel

This week's guest on Women to Women Nevada with Carol Paz is with Carson City surgeon Dr. Kent Gabriel.

Dr. Gabriel's educational background began at Yale University where he graduated Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and was one of eleven graduating seniors elected as Scholar of the House. He was also a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University in England.

Outdoors with Don Q: Escaping Carson City in the wintertime

For several years, Elaine and I have fled Carson City for a short time in the month of January or February to escape the cold, snow and ice of our area in the wintertime. This year was no exception, except, sadly, there is no snow.

We had been invited to be guests at the home of my cousin Lorraine and her husband Bob Scholes of Dayton, who spend the winter months in Indio, Calif.
If you, too, would like to temporarily escape winter in Carson City for the next couple of months, here is what we did:

Carson City to Lone Pine:

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