Submitted by editor on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 8:51am
There has been a lot of controversy and negative press over the last few years regarding our downtown and the movement of the 20/20 group. Many of you remember Carson City having a downtown. Some of you are new to our area within the last 30 years, and some are of a generation who grew up here and only know what you have been familiar with. In all these scenarios change is very unsettling.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 10:47am
CARSON CITY — Tribes, economic development authorities, non-profits and towns in rural Nevada that want to support rural business or create a revolving loan fund for business may want to consider applying for USDA Rural Development’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 11/29/2013 - 3:48pm
The mathematics of it is pretty simple: The best thing that we can do for Northern Nevada's struggling economy this holiday season is to shop at home.
Sharing roles, risks, responsibilities and rewards: Carson City Supervisors to meet with school trusteesSubmitted by Carson Now Reader on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 11:59am
Event Date:November 13, 2013 - 6:00pm
UPDATE: The Carson City Board of Supervisors will meet jointly with the Carson City School Board beginning at 6 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 13. From the Community Center’s Sierra Room, located at 851 E. William St., the 12 elected officials will discuss the school district’s strategic plan, Empower Carson City, and meaningful linkages to the City’s initiatives related to education and lifelong learning.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 3:32pm
Unmanned Aerial Systems, also known as drones, may be relatively small, but could have a big impact on Nevada’s economy and natural resources, especially when the necessary pieces and experts come together to do the work and research.
To that end, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the University’s Center for Economic Development at the College of Business, is holding a public workshop on unmanned aerial systems, with a focus on how communities in Nevada can become involved with this economic initiative.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 9:20am
The reauthorization of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act was introduced Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives, following the Senate’s introduction of the bill in August.
The legislation, sponsored by Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei, co-sponsored by California Representative John Garamendi, and Nevada Representatives Joe Heck, Dina Titus, and Steven Horsford, would continue another 10 years of federal government investment in the Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program.
Submitted by Chris Graham on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 3:07pm
We are hearing so much about bullying these days. Of course it's been around since the dawn of time. I believe the best way to combat bullying is sports/after school activities or clubs.
A lot of the kids that are bullied go straight home and do nothing but think about the bad stuff that happens to them and how they are going to make it stop. It consumes their thoughts.
I was bullied in school, but I never had time to think about any of that because I was involved in sports (baseball, basketball, bowling, soccer)
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 12:40pm
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 12:40pm
Join Karl Neathammer and Shelly Aldean for Capital Crossfire with guest Joanne Marchetta, executive director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency as they discuss the changing regulatory climate at Lake Tahoe and the initiatives being taken to protect the environment while strengthening the economy and preserving the social fabric of the Basin.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 8:23am
The Nevada State Demographer’s Office at the University of Nevada, Reno has released its most recent population projections for Nevada and its individual counties, projecting through 2032. After seeing population declines in 2011, 2012 and this year with 363 less people living here, Carson City's projected population is 55,122.
“As our state recovers, people should bear in mind that Nevada was hit by three economic factors in the last decade: the housing bubble, the spike in fuel prices, and the financial crisis. Even so we grew by 35 percent from 2000 to 2010,” Jeff Hardcastle, state demographer, said.
Submitted by admin on Sun, 10/13/2013 - 11:18am
As a resident of Northern Nevada, I want to thank our neighbors to the south for helping fund the new Interstate 580 link between Carson City and Reno.
I would also like to apologize for the $575 million price tag, which means less funds to help Southern Nevada's traffic congestion problems.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Sat, 10/12/2013 - 9:36am
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 10:15am
To All Fair-minded Americans: At this juncture in our history, we are facing a new terrorist threat. Not from a foreign entity but from a radical extremist sect of the Republican Party. The anti-American factions around the world must be rejoicing to see the government shutdown and know that all the ramifications of this action are caused by our own government.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 12:46pm
With job creation key to Nevada's ongoing economic recovery, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Northern Nevada Development Authority officials announced Monday that the agency's work has led to a milestone, making a $1 billion economic impact across a five county region over the past three years.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 09/27/2013 - 4:20pm
Repeats every day until Sun Sep 29 2013 .September 27, 2013 (All day)
Event Date:September 28, 2013 (All day)
Event Date:September 29, 2013 (All day)
More than 780 dogs from around the world will compete in the Bonanza Kennel Club of Carson City’s 24th Annual Dog Shows and Trials starting Friday, September 27, 2013 at Fuji Park in Carson City. Events run through the weekend commencing with specialty dog competitions. Additionally, there will be Obedience, Agility, Best of Breed, Junior Handler, All-Breed and Best of Show competitions. There are 109 Breeds or Varieties represented in this year’s shows and trials. Vendors will be on hand with pet products and food items. The event is Free to spectators.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 7:46am
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) voted Friday for a bill to fund the government through Dec. 15 and to permanently delay and defund the Affordable Care Act. The Continuing Resolution keeps in place sequestration spending levels. The measure passed the House 230 to 189.
Amodei stated the following in a news release:
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 5:31am
With news this week that Western Nevada College is the recipient of a $1.5 million grant, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, announced two other grants for area colleges, Truckee Meadows Community College and Great Basin College.
The grants are part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program, which was authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the stimulus bill. WNC's portion of the grant is $1,567,530. TMCC received a grant of $ 3,201,968 and Great Basin College, $4,009,331.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:44pm
CARSON CITY — Western Nevada College students will have more opportunities to prepare for skilled technical jobs in the coming years, following Wednesday's announcement of a $1,567,530 grant workforce training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. It is part of $474.5 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of innovative training programs.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sun, 08/18/2013 - 1:24am
After years of limbo and uncertainty, the Chateau project at the corner of Highway 50 and Stateline in South Lake Tahoe will once again see the light of day.
The city of South Lake Tahoe issued a building permit Friday for the $400 million project, referred to as "the hole" by many locals, which has been stalled since 2008 after financing dried up.
“Thank you to City Council and staff for working extensive hours on getting this project started again and reinvigorating the local economy,” said South Lake Tahoe Mayor Tom Davis.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sat, 08/17/2013 - 9:47am
It has been 17 years since President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore stood on the shores of Lake Tahoe and issued a challenge. They urged the frequently fractious perspectives in the region to come together in support of the restoration of Lake Tahoe.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 10:49pm
Carson City neighbors by the thousands gathered Tuesday evening at Mills Park for the 11th annual National Night Out.
The themes for the evening were community and neighborhood partnership and outreach. Judging by attendance, it was one of the largest gatherings thus far for the annual summer event, hosted by the Carson City Sheriff's Office.
"The turnout is one of the biggest I've seen," said DARE officer Lisa Davis, a coordinator of the event. "It says a lot about our citizens who have come together for a cause we all want: A safe and healthy community."
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 6:52am
With neighborhood outreach as the theme, Carson City Sheriff's Office organizers say the National Night Out event at Mills Park on Tuesday will also highlight a number of new community wide initiatives.
The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and brings thousands of Carson City residents to the park annually in a open house environment, providing partnerships between law enforcement and the community. In Carson City, this event represents the culmination of efforts made to address crime, drugs, and violence and is the largest event of its kind in the area.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 1:20pm
Nevada Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller and U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-2) met Wednesday with top officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior to discuss actions that can be taken to help prevent the Endangered Species Act listing of the sage grouse, as well as the negative impact such a listing would have on the economic growth and development of the Silver State.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sun, 07/21/2013 - 3:31am
Carson City's unemployment rate rose to 10.1 percent in June, after falling to 9.5 percent a month earlier, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reports Friday. Statewide, the jobless rate went up slightly to a seasonally adjusted 9.6 percent.
Carson City and Las Vegas, which also registered a 10.1 percent unemployment rate, are the two metro areas in the state with the highest unemployment figures.
Submitted by Don Quilici on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 11:54pm
Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. Be sure to pack your sunscreen and plenty of cool beverages. Temperatures will heat up in the valleys near the century mark and 90 degrees or better in the Sierra.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 8:08am
The May unemployment rate in Carson City fell from 10.1 percent to 9.5 percent, marking the lowest number of unemployed in the capital city since 2008.
Statewide, unemployment rate fell from 9.6 percent to 9.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, with 131,400 people looking for work, marking the 29th straight month of private-sector job creation on a year-over-year basis and the lowest number of unemployed since the worst of the recession hit the Silver State beginning in 2008.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sun, 06/16/2013 - 6:27am
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 3:36pm
Serving hungry Carson City residents and visitors breakfast and lunch since 1980, the Cracker Box restaurant has received the coveted TripAdvisor Award of Excellence for 2013. The award recognizes restaurants that consistently receive high ratings from travelers and that rank in the top performing 10 percent of business worldwide.
Jerry Massad, who has owned and operated the Cracker Box diner for more than 33 years, says the honor was a pleasant surprise.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 8:45pm
Warren Buffett has found another elephant. Berkshire Hathaway's MidAmerican Energy utility said Wednesday that it will buy Nevada electric and natural gas company NV Energy for $5.6 billion as it expands its footprint in the energy sector.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 4:24pm
Boaters planning to launch at Lake Tahoe over Memorial Day Weekend are reminded to arrive at one of five watercraft inspection stations clean, drained and dry in order to get through the inspection process and out on the water more quickly.
All boats entering Lake Tahoe without a Lake Tahoe wire inspection seal are required to go through a mandatory inspection and purchase an inspection sticker as part of the public, private, multi-agency effort to protect Lake Tahoe from aquatic invasive species (AIS). Inspection stations are located at:
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 4:18pm
UPDATE: The Nevada Assembly voted along party lines Thursday to allow a public vote on a resolution that would repeal Nevada’s longstanding 5 percent tax cap on mining net proceeds.
Five Assembly members took the opportunity to speak prior to the vote on Senate Joint Resolution 15. Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams and Assemblyman Skip Daly both spoke in favor of the resolution.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 12:12pm
Rare coins by the thousands remain on display, for sale or trade today through 4 p.m. at the Carson Nugget at the annual Downtown Coin Club Show. This all-ages coin event brought more than 300 collectors and numismatics to the Nugget on Saturday.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 2:58pm
The governors of California and Nevada have agreed to renew a bi-state partnership to preserve, protect and enhance Lake Tahoe through the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Compact.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced Tuesday an agreement that renews the partnership, which has been under threat of repeal.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:57pm
If you are a family-owned, small business, what does it take to survive and thrive in the “new economy?” Reno resident Cherie Humphreys has some insight. As the founder, owner and operator of Answerwest, a boutique answering service/call center based out of Reno, Nevada, her company has survived and thrived despite constantly changing technologies and stiff competition from the larger global economy.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 2:28pm
Submitted by editor on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 7:54am
Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei announced Wednesday the re-introduction of his "Small Lands Tracts Conveyance Act" (H.R. 1633) to accelerate the process for transferring small parcels of federal land to local communities.
In western states, straightforward, non-controversial public land sales to decrease the vast federal inventory and promote local control can take more than a decade to complete. While Amodei believes there should be scrutiny for any sale, he cites the bureaucratic regulatory maze and slow legislative process as the main culprits in dragging out the transfers.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sat, 04/20/2013 - 9:45am
Nevada’s seasonal adjusted unemployment rate went up slightly in March to 9.7 percent, up from 9.6 percent in February, the state's unemployment department reports.
Carson City’s rate dropped slightly from 10.7 percent in February, to 10.6 percent, but continues to have the highest rate of Nevada metro areas. However, Carson City is down considerably from 12.2 percent a year ago.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 6:38pm
I have been a business owner in Downtown Carson City for more than 12 years. I have spent more than $200,000.00 of my own money to rehab my building that was built in about 1870.
I have spent more than a million dollars to stock my business with what I believe are quality antiques. We have the largest and possibly best antique shop in Nevada. I have never asked for or received any City, State or Federal funds.
Downtown Carson City has some fine restaurants and venues including the Nevada State Museum, The State Capitol Building and interesting shops.
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 4:34pm
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Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:09pm
Why am I opposed to school uniforms at Carson High School? It’s a lengthy answer and so I’ll try to condense it. We live in a small town, with limited selection to stores. We have Wal-Mart, Target, JCPenny, and Kohl’s. We have access, in Reno, to those listed plus several more, but only a fraction of the stores that you would have in a big city. My daughter has been in the current SSA “uniforms” at the middle school for the last 2 years. Additionally I have a buying background in the fashion industry for 8 years, so I have that perspective to my argument as well.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 2:30pm
March 27, 2013 - 11:30am
The Carson City Chamber Board of Directors has launched Dialogue 2013 to gain verbal community input on why people live, work and play in our city. What is the draw that keeps them here? What is the 20/20 vision for 2020 and how will we get there in these uncertain times?
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 8:36am
UPDATE: Tonight is your night, Carson City. Free admission for all, plenty of chili and refreshments and an opportunity to win some pretty impressive prizes are in store at Carson Middle School beginning at 6 p.m. during its huge Family Bingo and Chili Night party.
With well over $7,000 in total prizes to be won in 15 exciting bingo games, the Carson City community will see the mother of all bingo parties, organizers promise. Recently added to the prize list are:
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Sun, 03/17/2013 - 11:11am
Orwellian NEW-Speak: Budget Cut Language Engineering
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Sat, 03/16/2013 - 9:31pm
Does anyone out there actually believe that Congressional sequestration results in budget cuts? The federal spending under sequestration goes up every year without congress even passing a budget. If the automatic baseline budget grows less than is required by law then Washington, our media, and the New-speak columnists misinform the people of our nation that there has been a cut when in fact spending is increasing. There are no cuts which is why spending goes up each year.
Submitted by editor on Sat, 03/16/2013 - 10:22am
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to seasonally adjusted 9.7 percent in January, which is the 18th straight month the state has seen a decline in the number of people unemployed. Now below Rhode Island, the Silver State is no longer considered the state with the highest unemployment rate in the country, a position it had held since February 2010.
The unemployment rate in Carson City is down 1.8 percentage points since last year and stood at 11.2 percent in January 2013.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sun, 03/03/2013 - 11:40am
March 22, 2013 - 6:00pm
When it comes to tradition, Carson City has many, but how many include a huge game of family bingo, served up with delicious bowls of chili and plenty of opportunities to win some really nice prizes?
The Carson Middle School Parent Teachers Association will hold its annual Family Bingo and Chili Night fundraiser, set for Friday night, March 22, 6 p.m. at the middle school's Cafetorium on King Street. Want to know how popular this event is? Well, last year more than 500 attended.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 12:16pm
Carson City and nearby Douglas County as well as Esmerelda and White Pine counties have been designated disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by recent drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirms today in a news release.
And the following California counties contiguous to Nevada have also been declared disaster areas because of drought conditions: Alpine, El Dorado, Inyo, Mono and Placer.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 7:18pm
Nevada son and United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid addressed a joint session of the Nevada State Legislature today in Carson City. Here is the text of his speech:
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 11:54am
Event Date:February 28, 2013 - 6:30pm
From Mark Twain and Frank Sinatra to teamsters and tourism, the history of Lake Tahoe recorded in a new book by Michael J. Makley brings the region’s many dimensions to life. The noted local author is the featured speaker at the February Frances Humphrey lecture series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, where he will explore the geology and natural history of Lake Tahoe and the people who shaped its history.