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Carson City area musicians Invited to Friday's Tuneville at BAC ahead of documentary

Tuneville Sept. 19 will be in the Performance Hall Lobby
Tuneville Sept. 19 will be in the Performance Hall Lobby
Event Date: 
September 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Musicians are invited to "Give What You Can and Play" before the film "Find Your Way: A Busker's Documentary" this Friday at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City. Tuneville Session invites acoustic musicians to play at the BAC Performance Hall lobby Sept. 19 from 5 to 6:45 p.m.

Weather Service: Smoke to get worse through Thursday

The National Weather Service in Reno has provided this image which shows the probable areas of smoke through Friday based on forecast wind information and assuming the King Fire remains active.

Southwest winds will keep the smoke area in the general same area through Wednesday. Winds will turn more westerly behind a cold front on Thursday and push smoke more into western Nevada.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through Sept. 21

Here is the Carson City area road report for Sept. 15-21, 2014. Beginning Monday through Thursday the Carson City I-580 Freeway will have a single lane closure in the northbound direction due to maintenance between Fairview Drive and Carson Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. During this time, the speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph.

Man jailed on felony invasion charge after breaking into day care center, eating bag of chips

A Carson City man was arrested early Saturday morning on a felony home invasion charge after he allegedly broke a window of a day care center, entered the facility and ate a bag of potato chips, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Nathan Richardson, 32, was found inside an East Telegraph day care center after deputies were called at 3:52 a.m. on a report of glass being broken in the area. Arriving officers noticed a man inside the day care center in the kitchen area, and the broken window. The man was eating potato chips near the refrigerator, according to the arrest report.

Carson City sheriff's office steps up saturation patrol Friday

The Carson City Sheriff's Office will do saturation patrols throughout the city limits Friday, Sept. 19.
According to a news release, the focus will be on "speeding and careless drivers which often times leads to car crashes."

Carson TV: Election Forums

There are a number of upcoming candidate events through September, including a number of candidate nights hosted by the League of Women Voters.

On Sunday, Sept. 14 is the Democratic Women and Central Committee's annual candidates barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Marv Teixeira Pavilion formerly the Pony Express Pavilion.

WNC Offers Fall and Winter Driver Education Courses in Carson City and Douglas County

CARSON CITY – New Driver Education courses for teens age 15 and older will be offered at Western Nevada College this fall and over the winter break. All courses are $100. Each session includes four days of instruction, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Two courses will meet on the WNC Carson City Campus on Saturdays, Sept. 20-Oct. 18, or Oct. 18-Nov. 15 (no class Nov. 1, Nevada Day Weekend). A winter break class will be offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, Dec. 29, 30, 31 and Jan. 2. The Carson City classes include four hours on a driving simulator.

Meet the candidates at the Carson City Republican Women’s Club luncheon

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September 16, 2014 (All day)

Meet your candidates running for office at the September Luncheon meeting of the Carson City Republican Women’s Club. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 11:30AM at GOLD DUST WEST, Carson City, NV. This is your opportunity to visit with those running for office.

RSVP suggested by Friday, September 12, 2014: Jane Richards 775-297-3712 sweetpea48@charter.net $20.00 (Cash only, no checks)

Solar storms could produce Aurora borealis visible over Northern Nevada

Two recent solar storms may produce northern lights visible over Northern Nevada on Friday and Saturday.
NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center predicts that the two solar eruptions that happened earlier this week will travel past Earth, producing geomagnetic storms — explosions of magnetic field and plasma from the Sun's corona out into space.

Carl's Jr. closing, furnishing store coming to Carson Mall

Carl's Jr. at Carson Mall is closing Friday and the building will be torn down for parking just west of a new Carson City furniture store going into mall space facing Carson Street next month.

9/11 .. Where I Was (When the World Stopped Turning) that September Day

My thoughts after hearing the song –
“Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning”
9.11
Where I Was (When the World Stopped Turning)
That September Day

That Tuesday morning my girls rushed to school
With a wave as they ran out the door
I turned on the TV to Good Morning America
Didn’t notice as my coffee hit the floor

As I stood there in shock thinking this can't be real
The screams and the flames how they grew
And then through the smoke a camera focused in
As a plane hit Tower #2

All my worst fears were filling the screen
I didn’t know what I should do first

Free Lecture Series with Mike Thomas at the Carson City Plaza Hotel

free, lecture, history, entertainment, Kit Carson, John Fremont, Carson City
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September 12, 2014 - 6:30pm

Mike Thomas is a very engaging, knowledgeable lecturer who will be discussing Kit Carson and John Fremont "Pathfinders of the West," Friday, Sept. 12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Lecture begins 7 p.m. in the Sierra room of the Carson City Plaza Hotel and Event Center.

His lectures have been entertaining, thought provoking, informative and even humorous. His delivery of the subject matter is precise and leaves you wanting for more.

Supervisor Karen Abowd holds monthly walk Friday at Mills Park

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September 12, 2014 - 12:00pm

The community is invited to join Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd for her monthly walkabout Friday, Sept. 12 at noon in Mills Park.

Abowd has conducted these events as a way to gather input from constituents on issues and challenges facing Carson City and to gather their feedback and hear their ideas.

"Our walkabouts have been a wonderful way to hear what people think and feel about what is going on in our community in real time,” she said. “Everyone is invited to come out and share their perspectives with me or ask questions they may have.”

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for Sept. 10-17

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Sept. 10-17, 2014.

We're all Alright: Cheap Trick says 'Hello Lake Tahoe' at Montbleu resort Nov. 21

Rock ’n’ roll’s very own Dream Police, Cheap Trick, will crank up the volume and belt out the hits that made them famous at Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Friday, Nov. 21.

Weather Service: Smoke from Yosemite fire headed to Carson City

UPDATE: The ‪Meadow Fire‬ in Yosemite National Park is exhibited explosive growth Sunday, producing pyrocumulus clouds visible in Carson City and Reno, according to the National Weather Service.

The fire is burning in the Little Yosemite Valley area and at last report was 700 acres and growing. Smoke from the fire will impact areas to the northeast of Yosemite. High resolution forecast models show that a layer of smoke will affect the Carson City, Reno and Carson Valley areas by Monday morning if intense burning continues, according to the weather service.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through Sept. 14

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of Sept. 8-14, 2014. Beginning Monday, Sept. 8, through Thursday, Sept. 11, I-580 (Carson City Freeway) will have a single lane closure in the southbound direction due to maintenance between Carson Street and US 50 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. During this time, the speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph.

Carson Middle School staff drenched in ALS Bucket Challenge

Carson Middle School's eighth grade staff answered the challenge from Carson High School and did the ALS Bucket Challenge on Friday, Sept. 5.

Bri Valley's Leadership Group put on the Carson Middle School soaker. CMS did a shout out Bucket Challenge to Fritsch, Mark Twain and Bordewich-Bray elementary schools.

Saddle up: 55th International Camel and Ostrich Races continue this weekend in Virginia City

The 55th International Camel and Ostrich Races continues this weekend in historic Virginia City. Watch as amateur jockeys attempt to ride galloping camels, squirrely ostriches and bolting zebras in an entertaining Comstock tradition known for amusing audiences for 55 years.

Four-year-old wins Visit Carson City's 'Beat the Heat' summer photo contest

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

Nevada Guard Memorial Walk/Run Saturday in Carson City to commemorate IHOP shooting victims

Soldiers and Airmen of the Nevada Guard will participate in an informal memorial run/walk Saturday to commemorate the victims of the International House of Pancakes shooting on Sept. 6, 2011. The run/walk will start at the Carson City IHOP, 3883 S. Carson St., at 6 a.m.

Shooting survivor Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Mock will lead a pack of Guard runners and walkers on a five-kilometer route from the restaurant to the Office of the Adjutant General complex at 2460 Fairview Drive in Carson City. Tracy Kelly, widow of Lt. Col. Heath Kelly, is set to greet the runners at the finish of the route.

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.

Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company features November production of 'My Fair Lady'

My Fair Lady, the exquisite musical often considered the pinnacle of the Golden Age of Musical Theatre, is playing in Carson City for three weekends this November. The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company is presenting the captivating, award-winning production November 8 through 23 at the Carson City Community Center.

Musicians invited to 'Give What You Can and Play' Friday at Brewery Arts Center

Slim and Minnie
Event Date: 
September 5, 2014 - 6:00pm

Bring your instruments, chairs and invite your friends and family for a fundraising jam session Friday at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City. Join Slim and Minnie as they pass the hat and lead the "Give What You Can and Play" sessions on the outdoor patio.

Join in on the music, or just come to listen and learn about the BAC's upcoming new opportunities for the local acoustic music scene. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the BAC, 449 W. King St. Carson City.

Carson City Emblem Club No. 507 Annual Rummage Sale

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Repeats every day until Sun Sep 14 2014 .
September 12, 2014 - 5:00pm
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September 13, 2014 - 5:00pm
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September 14, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Carson City Emblem Club No. 507 will hold its Annual Rummage Sale on Friday Sept 12, 5-7 pm and Saturday Sept. 13 fro 8 am- 2 pm.
Many gently used items, books, jewelry, clothes and more

515 N Nevada St. Carson City Elks Lodge
Proceeds will benefit our charities: WNC nursing scholarship, CC D.A.R.E programs, as well as hearing impaired programs.

Information: Cindy Byington (775) 882 2867.

Carson High class of 1969 celebrates its 45th reunion with meet and greet, barbecue

The Carson High Class of 1969 will hold a 45th reunion Friday Sept. 12 at Westside Pourhouse, 110 W Telegraph St. for a meet and greet.

We invite classes 1966 through 1972, and teachers.

Saturday will be a barbecue for classmates only at the home of Paul Sinnott.

For any furthur information please contact Gwen Johnson Hopper at 775-882-4044.

Chamber, NV Energy partner for Sept. 10 free energy workshop luncheon

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce and NV Energy's Sure Bet Program have partnered for a Wednesday, Sept. 10 energy savings workshop and free luncheon at the Carson Plaza.

The workshop is designed to help business owners and managers learn how to assess their energy needs and help customers determine where improvements can be made. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free admission Friday to 17 Virginia City museums

Virginia City takes its most popular hashtag and brings it to life with Flashback Fridays Free Museum Day. Seventeen museums are located within this small historic Comstock town and on the first Friday of the month, beginning Sept. 5, all are open free.

Carson City Supervisor Bonkowski to hold monthly 'Breakfast with Brad' this Friday

Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold his monthly “Breakfast with Brad” on Friday, Sept. 5, 7:30 a.m. at the Cracker Box restaurant. 


All Carson City residents are invited to attend. Local citizens who are concerned or interested in topics such as the proposed animal shelter plan, the MAC or any other important matter facing Carson City are encourage to stop in. No food purchase is necessary and the coffee is on Brad.

The Breakfast with Brad meetings take place on the first Friday of each month. The Cracker Box is located at 402 E. William Street in Carson City.

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.

Man jailed on DUI charges after allegedly hitting parked vehicles, leaving the scene

A 21-year-old Carson City man was arrested on misdemeanor DUI and hit and run charges early Monday after allegedly hitting at least three parked vehicles on Sonoma Street and leaving the scene without reporting it, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

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.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through Sept. 7

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of Sept. 2-7, 2014. Crews will be striping roadways throughout the city weekdays between the hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Minor delays are expected on roadways that are being striped while the work occurs.

Carson City sheriff's deputies cite 43 in second crosswalk operation

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office held a second pedestrian crosswalk operation Friday with 43 citations issued, the majority being for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, said Sgt. Scott McDaniel.

Although the number of citations issued was down from a similar operation held earlier this month in which 50 motorists were cited, the amount of stops shows motorists still need to do more as drivers to prevent pedestrian accidents involving vehicles, said McDaniel.

The operation was held on north Carson Street at Bath Street and then at Telegraph and Carson Street.

Local churches unite for worship event tonight in Carson City

Several local churches will be uniting together tonight to worship and pray for Carson City. The event, called "Engage" begins at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday, August 29, at the Carson City Community Center.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and several local ministries will be on hand to share the work that is being done in our community. This is the third Engage event in Carson City and momentum has continued to grow with each event.

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.

League of Women Voters Election Forum Features Supervisors and School Board Races

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Repeats every day until Fri Sep 26 2014 .
September 25, 2014 - 6:00pm
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September 26, 2014 - 6:00pm

The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada, in conjunction with Sierra Nevada Forums and American Association of University Women, has announced a series of election forums to be held Sept. 22 through Sept. 30 in Carson City. The forums will present both candidates for races and ballot proposition questions that will be on the ballot for the general election on November 4. The public is invited to attend these forums, which will be held at the Carson City Community Center, Sierra Room. Doors open at 5:30 and the forum begins at 6:00 each evening.

League of Women Voters Election Forum

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Repeats every day until Tue Sep 30 2014 .
September 30, 2014 - 6:00pm

The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada, in conjunction with Sierra Nevada Forums and American Association of University Women, has announced a series of election forums to be held Sept. 22 through Sept. 30 in Carson City. The forums will present both candidates for races and ballot proposition questions that will be on the ballot for the general election on November 4. The public is invited to attend these forums, which will be held at the Carson City Community Center, Sierra Room. Doors open at 5:30 and the forum begins at 6:00 each evening.

League of Women Voters Election Forum

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Tue Sep 30 2014 .
September 29, 2014 - 6:00pm
Event Date: 
September 30, 2014 - 6:00pm

The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada, in conjunction with Sierra Nevada Forums and American Association of University Women, has announced a series of election forums to be held Sept. 22 through Sept. 30 in Carson City. The forums will present both candidates for races and ballot proposition questions that will be on the ballot for the general election on November 4. The public is invited to attend these forums, which will be held at the Carson City Community Center, Sierra Room. Doors open at 5:30 and the forum begins at 6:00 each evening.

League of Women Voters to hold September election forums in Carson City

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Repeats every day on September until Tue Sep 23 2014 .
September 22, 2014 (All day)
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September 23, 2014 (All day)

The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada, in conjunction with Sierra Nevada Forums and American Association of University Women, has announced a series of election forums to be held Sept. 22 through Sept. 30 in Carson City.

The forums will present both candidates for races and ballot proposition questions that will be on the ballot for the general election on November 4. The public is invited to attend these forums, which will be held at the Carson City Community Center, Sierra Room. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the forum begins at 6 each evening.

Always Lost: A Meditation on War’ Exhibition at Historic Minden Inn Through Sept. 12

A Western Nevada College student veteran crouches down on her knees to search for those she served with. The mother of a fallen soldier stares at the face of her son. The Wall of the Dead quietly tells the story of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, and the thousands who have died.

“Always Lost, A Meditation on War,” the nationally touring humanities exhibition created by WNC students and faculty, opened Monday at the historic Minden Inn, 1594 Esmeralda Ave., and remains through Friday, Sept. 12.

Nevada 150 Sesquicentennial events lined up through September

The deadline to submit applications for Official and Signature Nevada 150 events will be 5:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. Over 400 events have been held across the Silver State since Nevada Day 2013, in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, with many more ahead. To submit an event application please visit www.Nevada150.org. For questions or additional information please contact Scott Carey, events and community relations manager, at 775-687-0645 or shcarey@nevada150.org.

The following events will be held Sept. 1 through Sept. 14.

Nevada Day 150 celebration features new events, 'Steampunk Ball' and Famfest

Nevada's steam driven Sesquicentennial celebration culminates in Carson City with the Saturday, Nov. 1 Nevada Day Parade. This year’s parade theme, “Happy 150th Birthday, Nevada” encourages Silver State revelers to salute Nevada’s Oct. 31 1864 admission to the union as the 36th state.

"We at Nevada Day are very pleased to be adding three new events to this year's Nevada Day Celebration, in addition to bringing back reoccurring favorites," said Nevada Day committee president Ken Hamilton.

OXS Gallery features art and words of noted Nevada writers

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Repeats every week until Fri Oct 31 2014 .
September 8, 2014 - 8:00am
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September 15, 2014 - 8:00am
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September 22, 2014 - 8:00am
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September 29, 2014 - 8:00am
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October 6, 2014 - 8:00am
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October 13, 2014 - 8:00am
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October 20, 2014 - 8:00am
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October 27, 2014 - 8:00am

Words become pictures, framed art in their own right, as poetry and prose by beloved local writers are exhibited at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery in Carson City. In “Words + Images: Broadsides from the Black Rock Press,” 34 one-sided printed pages show the work of noted authors, produced with handset type and relief plates. The exhibit runs Sept. 8 to Oct. 31.

Vote Smart Nevada Candidates Debate - State office races

Event Date: 
October 18, 2014 - 10:00am

Carson City voters will have a rare opportunity to educate themselves on both the candidates and the ballot questions before voting this year. Two non-partisan debates have been scheduled in Carson City — one for the local candidates and one for the state candidates. There will also be a presentation by those in favor of and opposed to the four ballot questions.

Four jailed on felony assault and conspiracy charges after gunshots fired at vehicle

Four were arrested late Friday night and early Saturday morning on felony assault and conspiracy charges after shots were fired at a vehicle on North Edmonds Drive, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Biggest book sale of the year through Sept. 6

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Repeats every day until Sat Sep 06 2014 .
August 29, 2014 - 9:30am
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August 30, 2014 - 9:30am
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August 31, 2014 - 9:30am
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September 1, 2014 - 9:30am
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September 2, 2014 - 9:30am
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September 3, 2014 - 9:30am
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September 4, 2014 - 9:30am
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September 5, 2014 - 9:30am
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September 6, 2014 - 9:30am

The Browsers Corner Book Store will hold its biggest book sale of the year beginning Friday. Everything will be for sale at half price for more than a week - from Friday, August 29 through Saturday, Sept. 6. The store is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. On Saturday, August 30 the sale will spill over onto the parking lot.

Members of the Friends of the Library will receive an extra 10 percent discount on Friday, August 29 only - they must bring their membership card to receive a discount. All proceeds benefit the Carson City Library.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through Aug. 31

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of August 25-31. The Nevada Department of Transportation will be continuing road work on Highway 50 from Arrowhead Drive in Carson City to Baldwine Lane in Mound House. There will be single lane closures on weeknights from 1 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. in the westbound direction and from 7 p.m. to 11 a.m. in the eastbound direction.

On Monday, August 25, Telegraph Street will be closed to through traffic between Division Street and Minnesota Street from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Man jailed on felony child abuse charge

A 51-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday on a felony charge of child abuse after allegedly hitting and punching two juveniles, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Michael Todd Presley was arrested at 9:10 p.m. in the 4500 block of Short Putt Drive. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. According to the arrest report, officers were called to Governor’s Field at 4:15 p.m. regarding a report of suspected child abuse.

Outdoors with Don Q: Make plans for the last big outdoor weekend of the summer

This is a reminder that the big Labor Day Weekend, Friday, August 29 through Monday Sept. 1, is coming up. The weather forecast is promising, and for countless folks in this general area, it will be their last big outdoor adventure of 2014.

Be advised that no matter where you go, unless it is to some God-forsaken location in the middle of nowhere, you can expect to encounter big crowds of people also wanting to enjoy an outdoor outing for the holiday.
So, be prepared for lots of company wherever you go or whatever you do.

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