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Nevada Power raises rate hike request 80 percent

Nevada Power has amended its general rate increase request in a filing Friday with the state Public Utilities Commission, raising the revenue requirement to $37.8 million from the $20.8 million sought originally May 2.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through August 3

Here is the Carson City area road report for July 29 through Aug. 3, 2014. The Nevada sesquicentennial Fair will be held at Fuji Park July 30 through August 3. Additional traffic may be expected in the area. Off-site parking will be at the Casino Fandango with free bus rides to and from the fair.

The Nevada Department of Transportation will be continuing road work on Highway 50 from Deer Run Road in Carson City to just east of Highway 341 in Mound House. There will be single lane closures on weeknights from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Square Dancing at the Nevada 150 Fair

Event Date: 
August 1, 2014 (All day)

Capitol Cutups is hosting an exhibition dance at the Nevada 150 Fair.
Come and watch and get information about new dancer classes!
We are dancing 6 to 8pm on Friday August 1st
All Northern Nevada clubs are invited to participate.

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

Carson City’s NV150 Fair is breaking the mold by offering free admittance to the fair opening after the official ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, July 31.

The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Following speeches by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell, fairgoers will be treated to Carson City’s first ever fair at Fuji Park and the fairgrounds. There are no admission fees to enter the fairgrounds.

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.

Statewide June gaming revenue climbs, Carson City and Lake Tahoe see slight decrease

Gaming revenue for Nevada casinos rose more than 14 percent in June, while Carson City and Lake Tahoe area figures fell some for the month, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board numbers released Friday.

Carson City area casinos, which include those in Minden, Gardnerville and all other areas of Douglas County except Stateline, report a 5.5 percent decrease in gaming revenue for June, taking in $7,934,128 compared to June 2013 where gaming profits were $8,396,690.

Nevada’s nonrestricted gaming licensees reported a total “gaming win” of $906,904,294 in June 2014.

HopeFest around the corner, Dick Campagni’s Carson City Toyota donates new car for 7th year

Event Date: 
August 22, 2014 (All day)

Bring your family, friends, and lawn chair to this community celebration in support of area cancer patients in need.

Admission is FREE. Tickets for sizzlin' BBQ, hand-crafted beer, unique wines and a chance to win a new car or $10,000 cash are FOR SALE.

When: Friday, August 22, 2014

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, 1535 Medical Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703

Carson City Library, Salvation Army lead 'back to school supply drive'

The Carson City Library has joined the Salvation Army’s Carson City Corps Community Center in preparing students for the upcoming school year. The Back-To-School supply drive will run through August 11. A collection barrel and Apple Tree Poster is located at the library’s main Help Desk.

Mt. Rose Highway NDOT work on hold for Hot August Nights, Kingsbury and Highway 50 Moundhouse projects altered

To make travel easier and safer, the Nevada Department of Transportation will temporarily suspend or alter construction work on three projects around the area during Hot August Nights and the Reno-Tahoe Open events.

No construction-related lane closures will take place between the evening of Friday, July 25 and the morning of Monday, Aug. 4 on NDOT’s Mt. Rose Highway project. For the Highway 50 project at Moundhouse, there will be some drainage and shoulder work that will not affect lanes of traffic, said NDOT spokeswoman Meg Ragonese.

Mad Hatter Garden Party with Corky Bennett Trio Aug. 1 at the Nevada Governor's Mansion

The 2014 Jazz and Beyond - Carson City Music Festival will open Friday, August 1 with a "Mad Hatter Garden Party" featuring music by the Corky Bennett Trio in the backyard of the Nevada Governor's Mansion.

The ticketed party features music, finger foods by Carson City Confections, wine, beer, and a raffle. Festivities run from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of July 23

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of July 23, 2014.

BEAR Logic Month: When to contact Nevada Division of Wildlife with bear issues

July is BEAR Logic Month, a time to teach residents and visitors how to live and recreate in bear county. When a bear in its own habitat is exhibiting normal bear behavior, it’s unlikely to be a cause for concern. NDOW cautions people to never to approach or attempt an interaction with a bear. Of course the best option is to never have a bear encounter in the first place.

Informant helps Carson City sheriff’s SET officers bust two for meth trafficking and sales

Two men were arrested Friday on suspicion of felony meth trafficking and sales following a sting operation that involved an informant, according to a Carson City Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team officer.

Daniel Alan Martin, 35, and Steven Vincent, 27, both of Carson City, face multiple felony charges. Approximately 16 grams of methamphetamine was recovered in the operation that involved text messaging leading up to a drug transaction.

Nationally recognized western singer-songwriter duo to perform in Carson City

Tom May and Chris Kennedy are scheduled to perform in Carson City, NV at The Brewery Arts Center performance hall, 511 West King St., Friday, July 25 at 7:30P p.m.

Tom May is a folksinger, songwriter and author who has been touring, performing, and recording for over forty years. He is also the host/producer of the radio show, “River City Folk,” heard on dozens of radio stations weekly since 1985 and on XM Satellite Radio throughout the country.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through July 27

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of July 20-27, 2014: There will be road work on the section of Timberline Drive between both intersections with Prospect Drive. This section will be open to local traffic only, and through traffic will be detoured onto Prospect Drive.

There will be utility work primarily in the street shoulder on weekdays at the following locations. Minimal delays are possible.

— Gulch Road between Wagon Wheel Road and Combs Canyon Road.
— Lakeview Road west of Combs Canyon Road.
— Sandy Circle.

Clear Creek fire fully contained

Firefighters were able to fully contain the Clear Creek fire by 7 p.m. Friday night, according to Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center.

There will be a Type 4 Incident Comander, 2 crews and an engine working and monitoring the Clear Creek fire today. The 187-acre fire on the south side of Highway 50 west, is believed to have started by a lightning strike on Wednesday.

'Farm City' author tours Carson City Greenhouse Project ahead of Saturday talk

Author Novella Carpenter, left center, tours the Greenhouse Project with founder Karen Abowd, left, and garden educator Camille Jones, on Friday, July 18, 2014. Carpenter, who wrote the New York Times Bestseller "Farm City," will speak at the Carson City Library Summer Reading Program for adults event at the Farmer's Market Saturday at 11 a.m.

ALICE DOOLITTLE

Jun 25, 1921 - Jul 04, 2014 Alice Doolittle, born June 25, 1921, in San Francisco, California, passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014., ...

Nevada wildlife officials euthanize black bear in Genoa after repeated goat kills

A male black bear was euthanized Friday in Genoa for killing livestock, Nevada Department of Wildlife officials said. It is the first bear killed this year determined to be depredating livestock. In 2013 two bears were euthanized for the same reason.

The bear, estimated to be six years of age, had been handled by NDOW personnel two other times before, earlier this week and in April.

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.

Nevada jobless figures lowest in six years, Carson City at 7.9 percent in June

Unemployment figures for Carson City continue to improve, dropping to 7.9 percent for the year after slight improvements in June. Statewide, Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 7.7 percent in June, the lowest it has been in nearly six years.

Over the year, unemployment in the Reno/Sparks metro area is down 2.8 points, and Carson City is down 2.5 points, according to figures released Friday from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Reno/Sparks and Carson City each fell by 0.1 percentage points to 7.2 and 7.9 percent, respectively.

Flash Flood Watch in effect through Friday night for much of the Carson City region

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday evening for Carson City, Lyon, Storey, Douglas and southern Washoe counties, according to the National Weather Service.

Slow moving thunderstorms such as those that moved through the area Tuesday and Wednesday, are capable of producing heavy rainfall in a short amount of time.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of July 16

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of July 16, 2014.

Nevada 150 celebrates statehood with events through July

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of July. These Nevada 150 celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held July 18 through July 31.

Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez to Make His Debut at the 25th Annual American Century Golf Championship

Event Date: 
July 18, 2014 - 8:30am

Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. NMLS ID 3277, (Sun West) is proud to announce that its national spokesman, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez will be participating in the 25th Annual American Century Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course at Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Rim Trail Talk, 'a trail like no other' featured at Carson City BRIC

Event Date: 
July 22, 2014 - 6:00pm

Carson City Library will host the Tahoe Rim Trail Association on Tuesday, July 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the BRIC, located downtown at 108 E. Proctor St. The upcoming trail talk is free and open to the public.

Fundraiser for Dog Town Friday at Comma Coffee

Event Date: 
July 18, 2014 - 7:30pm

Please join us for World Dance Open Floor at Comma Coffee, in support of Dog Town Canine Rescue, this Friday the July 18 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Talented local dancers will be performing for tips to be donated to Dog Town - expand your horizons and get ready for an evening of amazing entertainment.

This "dog friendly" event will be held in the courtyard next to Comma Coffee, at 312 South Carson Street, in historic downtown Carson City.

Carson City couple jailed on multiple felony charges of sex assault involving a child

UPDATE: A Carson City couple are in jail after being arrested Friday on multiple counts of sexual assault on a child, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said. Jessica Soto, 37 and Mario Jesus Quevedo, 27, are in jail on $100,000 bail each. The victim is in protective custody.

The criminal complaint from Carson City Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger is attached below.

In the criminal warrant, Soto was arrested Friday, 5:12 p.m.

'Ghost of Mark Twain' arrives at BAC Saturday as part of Nevada's Sesquicentennial celebration

The Brewery Arts Center in Carson City continues its July lineup of entertainment venues as part of its celebration of summer and Nevada's 150th year statehood with a visit from Mark Twain this Saturday.

What would Nevada's Sesquicentennial be without the musings of the legendary Mark Twain? Hear the Ghost of Mark Twain through the modern-day transporter McAvoy Layne on Saturday, July 19, 7:30 p.m. with special guests Shiloh.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through July 20

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of July 14-20, 2014. There will be road work on the section of Timberline Drive between both intersections with Prospect Drive. This section will be open to local traffic only, and through traffic will be detoured onto Prospect Drive.
 
There will be utility work primarily in the street shoulder on weekdays at the following locations. Minimal delays are possible.
— Combs Canyon Road between Lakeview Road and Meadow Wood Road. 
— Lakeview Road west of Combs Canyon Road.
       

Nevada Parole and Probation officers catch man breaking into their own vehicles

A 53-year-old man was arrested Thursday in the 100 block of East Long Street after he allegedly attempted to burglarize two cars in the parking lot of the Nevada Parole and Probation office, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

Arrested was Robert Allen Stewart on two felony charges of attempted vehicle burglary and a gross misdemeanor charge of possession of burglary tools. He's being held on $12,500 bail.

New Nevada agriculture license plate available Monday

To support the Buy Nevada campaign, special license plates will go on sale at the Department of Motor Vehicles beginning Monday, July 14 with the proceeds to benefit agricultural education and promote the state’s ag industry, the Nevada Department of Agriculture and Nevada FFA announced Friday.

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.

Abowd Hosts Monthly Walkabout, Friday July 11

Karen Abowd, Carson City Supervisor, Ward 1, hosts her monthly Walkabout today, July 11 at Mills Park. All interested parties are invited to attend.

This is an opportunity to discuss any topic or to bring up concerns, questions and ideas you may have about issues and challenges facing Carson City, and is the continuation of Abowd’s commitment to listen to her constituents.

To be a part of representative government and have a say, meet on the steps of Carson City Community Center at noon, and be sure to bring a bag lunch.

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.

Author, ag expert to have 'kitchen table' conversation during Carson City Farmer's Market

New York Times author Novella Carpenter will be at the 3rd and Curry Street downtown Carson City Farmer’s Market on July 19 at 11 a.m. to chat about her bestselling memoir, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer.

Carpenter and northern Nevada agriculture expert Mark O’Farrell, of Hungry Mother Organics, are set to engage in a kitchen-table visit. Under a large tent, with seats for 100, the conversation will be led by northern Nevada’s KTVN news anchor Erin Breen. The special event is aimed at raising awareness about the vital role farmers play in our lives.

Reggae on the River

Event Date: 
Repeats every year until Sun Aug 03 2014 .
July 31, 2014 (All day)

What: The 30th Annual Reggae On The River®
Where: French’s Camp (Humboldt County- Garberville, CA)
When: July 31, August 1-3, 2014. Tickets on sale now!
Why: Celebrating 30 years of Reggae On The River®- back again at the original venue! Not to be missed!!!

Reggae On The River® Celebrates 30 Years! – Back once again at the festival’s original venue- French’s Camp, July 31, August 1-3, 2014

Ceremony at capitol Friday to honor 100th anniversary of USS Nevada launch

On Friday, July 11, the Nevada State Museum, the Reno Navy League and the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission will re-dedicate a plaque at the USS Nevada Memorial on the Capitol Grounds in Carson City. A reception honoring the battleship USS Nevada and her fallen crew will follow in Old Assembly Chambers.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for July 9-15

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of July 9-15, 2014.

Team entry deadline nears for Carson City short film competition

The Citywide Short Film Competition, hosted by the Brewery Arts Center, Carson City Access Television and the Nevada Arts Council, is less than two weeks away. Teams must register by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. It is free to enter and participate.

Organizers of this second annual event are looking for budding filmmakers of all ages. The week-long short film competition runs from noon Friday, July 25 to noon, Friday Aug. 1.

Carson City deputies make 23 arrests over holiday weekend

The Carson City Sheriff's Office reports 23 arrests over the holiday weekend period from Friday to Sunday, with a handful being for DUI and drug-related offenses.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says the events this weekend at Mills Park generated a huge turnout, especially among families and by and large there were no major fights or crime-related incidents at the park.

Empire Ranch Golf Course Nine & Dine for July 11

Event Date: 
July 11, 2014 - 5:30pm
Friday Night Lemon-Pepper Roasted Chicken served up at Empire Ranch.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through July 13

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of July 7-13, 2014. On Wednesday, July 9, the outside northbound lane on Carson Street will be closed at the intersection with Washington Street due to utility work.
 
There will be road work on the section of Timberline Drive between both intersections with Prospect Drive.  This section will be open to local traffic only, and through traffic will be detoured onto Prospect Drive.
 
There will be utility work primarily in the street shoulder on weekdays at the following locations.  Minimal delays are possible.

Carson City Fire official: One fire touched off during the fireworks show

UPDATE: Carson City Battalion Chief John Arneson says there was one fire only near the fireworks area with firefighters coming from multiple locations to fight it. He said firefighters attacked the fire from three locations, extinguishing it within 20 to 30 minutes after it started.

Two-day Highway 50 saturation patrol results in 107 citations; DUI checkpoint continues Friday night

Speeders along Highway 50 between Carson City and Lake Tahoe may have felt the pinch in a two-day saturation patrol by the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

In the Wednesday and Thursday stepped up traffic patrol, known as "saturation" 107 citations were issued, with the majority, around 95 percent of those stopped, for speeding violations, said Carson City Sheriff's Office Sgt. Scott McDaniel.

Brush fire in south Carson City damages out building, destroys boat before being knocked down

UPDATE: Firefighters were able to get a handle on a brush fire Friday afternoon in the 4300 block of Silver Sage Drive in south Carson City near Clearview Drive.

The fire burned three storage buildings, and destroyed a boat before firefighters were able to stop it from getting to homes between Clearview and Roventini Way, said Carson City Fire Chief Stacey Giomi.

Gusty winds whipped the fire through some brush which is likely what caused the rapid spread. As of 1:45 p.m the fire was in the mop-up stage.

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.

July 4 holiday weekend activities lined up for Carson City and surrounding areas

The July 4 holiday weekend has arrived and there are plenty of activities going on today through the weekend around Carson City.

The Nevada Rural Counties RVSP carnival runs through the weekend at Mills Park. Tonight RSVP will host a spectacular fireworks celebration over Carson City to go along with its 22nd annual holiday carnival.

Carson City Visitors Bureau 'beat the heat' photo contest still open

There's still time to enter the "beat the heat" photo contest sponsored through the Carson City Visitors Bureau.

The contest is designed around summer visitors to Nevada's capital city and beating the heat. Participants have a chance to win lodging, dining and entertainment passes, rodeo tickets and more.

Carson City was recently recognized nationally as the fastest warming city in the United States. To remind the world that we do not live in a dry, barren, hot wasteland Visit Carson City is hosting a “Beat The Heat” photo contest on Facebook.

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