Western Nevada College Wildcats Softball hosted Snow College from Ephraim, Utah Friday at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City. WNC entered the series just one game behind Snow in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, and remained that way, splitting Friday’s doubleheader.
In game one, the Wildcats topped Snow 3-1, with Meghan Hospodka hitting a three run homer to win it for WNC. In the second game, Snow College rallied to win 12-4, despite two home runs by Wildcat Hali Bennion. Carlee Beck pitched both games for WNC.
Carson City native John "Jed" Block entered the race Friday to become the Republican candidate for Assembly District 40 saying that he feels well-qualified to represent the district because of his extensive familiarity with the needs of citizens.
Care Flight was called and Carson City Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Musser and Stewart streets late Friday afternoon.
The accident, reported at 4:50 p.m. was said to be a t-bone between the two vehicles with air bag deployment and serious injuries to at least one person, according to Carson City dispatch.
Don Gibson filed his candidacy Friday for Carson City Sheriff. He is a lifelong resident of Carson City and has seen positive change throughout the years.
Having been in law enforcement for over 16 years Gibson said he has the demonstrative ability and necessary leadership skills to administer the office of sheriff. His team would continue Carson City’s positive change and he will "always strive to improve the quality of life for all of us."
Gibson said professionalism, compassion and sincerity are all paramount when handling community affairs.
Jason Woodbury filed Friday as a candidate for Carson City District Attorney. This marks Woodbury’s first run for office and he says he’s looking forward to it.
“The folks I’ve talked with have a keen sense of their local government, and they’ve shared a number of concerns with me already. I have been encouraged by the positive reception from the public,” Woodbury said. “In the coming months, I hope to hear more about the service they expect from their District Attorney’s office.”
The Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada and the Washoe Tribe Head Start Office in Carson City are among the sponsoring agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program, Nevada Department of Agriculture announced Friday.
"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 Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold three informational meetings in March. The first, his monthly “Breakfast with Brad,” takes place Friday, March 7, at 7:30 am at the Cracker Box restaurant. All Carson City residents are invited to attend and ask questions or provide input about Carson City issues.
Misti Gower is known by co-workers at Nevada’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as a cake baker extraordinaire. So, no one was surprised when she and Heidi Englund of the Nevada Historical Society agreed to create a 13 foot wide by 21 foot long cake in the shape of Nevada to commemorate the great cake caper of 1964.
The monumental undertaking has started to come together as DCNR colleagues and others have jumped in to help bake, build and serve the 1,300 pound confection.
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 March 6-12, 2014.
Carson's City’s ultimate haven for relaxation and self-care — Paradise Salon, Spa & Wellness — is celebrating its grand opening on March 27, 28 & 29. Join us for the festivities. There will be lots of events and lots of prizes.
Each day we will be giving away a $2400.00 GRAND PRIZE for one year of unlimited FAR infrared sauna day passes ~ or ~ one year of unlimited therapy pool day passes, as well as many other services and products. Come in and fill out your entry form.
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition winner, Irrigo, is the recipient of $50,000, which will help further develop water efficiency services for flood irrigated agriculture. Using flood gate automation, field surveys and water and soil sensors all connected to the cloud, Irrigo is developing a more efficient way to irrigate agricultural fields.
North Idaho College cooled off the Western Nevada College Wildcats, sweeping three Scenic West Athletic Conference softball games on Friday in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Tori Almos blanked WNC on four hits while striking out 11 to earn the first-game victory, 6-0, snapping the Wildcats’ five-game winning streak. The Cardinals completed the sweep with 14-1 and 10-5 wins.
The teams elected to play three games on Friday with snow and extremely cold temperatures forecast for Coeur d’Alene on Saturday. A high temperature of 12 degrees is expected on Saturday.
Douglas County Manager Steve Mokrohisky has accepted a position as county administrator in Lane County, Oregon, it was announced Friday afternoon. He will remain in his current position through April.
In a statement released to county officials, Mokrohisky said:
An innovation in aquatic invasive species protection was unveiled last week at the Water Sports Industry Association’s 2014 Summit that could make Lake Tahoe and recreational water bodies around the nation safer from the spread of invasive species, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency said Friday.
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.
Carson City area casinos report a 1 percent decrease in gaming revenue for the first month of 2014, with overall statewide figures declining nearly 3 percent compared to January 2013 figures, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reports Friday.
Casinos in Carson City and Carson Valley, including Minden, Gardnerville and the Topaz area, took in gaming revenue of $7,268,038 for the month compared to January 2013 which brought $7,342,100.
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is seeking input on a proposal to prepare an Environmental Assessment and issue a Forest Order to require proper food and refuse storage at developed recreation sites on National Forest System lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Another winter storm is moving into the Sierra late tonight with heavy snow expected in the Sierra through Friday, especially south of Highway 50, according to the National Weather Service.
Low pressure will move into the Sierra late Thursday night and Friday bringing a period of rain and snow to western Nevada. The heaviest precipitation will occur in Douglas and southern Lyon counties Friday morning with rain and snow decreasing by the late afternoon.
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 Feb. 27, 2014. As a reminder, the new fishing license year for Nevada begins on March 1.
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.
A wet weather pattern will bring snow to the Sierra and rain to the western valleys and Carson City beginning Wednesday and persist into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
The first of two storms will arrive late Wednesday afternoon and persist into Thursday morning. Snow amounts of 10 to 18 inches near the crest, 3 to 8 inches at Lake Tahoe level, and 2 to 4 inches along Highway 395 in Mono County will result in slick and hazardous road conditions. For lower valley floors, rain is expected and impacts will be minimal, according to the weather service.
Carson City Library and the premier online research and reference tool, ReferenceUSA, will host “Find a Job by Using RefUSA at Your Library” a free job seminar, on Tuesday, March 4, at 1 pm at the @ Two Digital Learning Center on the second floor of the library.
This demonstration will provide helpful tips and resources such as interview tips, how to write a resume, and job searching tips. Other tools include salary estimates, job articles and continuing education.
Candidate filing for non-judicial offices on the 2014 ballot will take place between 8 a.m. on Monday, March 3 through 5 p.m. on Friday, March 14. Secretary of State Ross Miller encourages candidates filing at the Secretary of State's office to schedule appointments in advance with Elections Division filing officers in Carson City or Las Vegas.
Talk about having your back against the wall and responding. Western Nevada College trailed Colorado Northwestern 3-0 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning on Saturday night in Henderson and still found a way to win.
Two men each face felony strong armed robbery charges after they allegedly grabbed a purse Friday afternoon from an elderly woman in downtown Carson City.
Jeremy Wilson, 29, and Kevin Wrzensinski, 27, were arrested at motel room at the corner of Plaza and 8th Street within about 15 minutes of the robbery, said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.
The men, who told investigators they are brothers, each have arrest warrants from outside the area and are not believed to be locals.
After scoring 21 runs in their previous game, the Western Nevada College Wildcats ran into a pitcher on Friday that kept them off-balance.
Salt Lake Community College freshman right-hander Jason Jourdan checked the 14th-ranked Wildcats on two hits through seven innings en route to the Bruins’ 4-3 baseball victory in Henderson.
Western Nevada College Wildcats Softball hosted Colorado Northwestern Community College Friday afternoon for a doubleheader at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City. The Wildcats won both games, 10-2 and 7-2. Pitchers Carlee Beck and Katilyn Covione earned the wins for Western.
In game one, the Wildcats scored in the second inning when Lindsay Ashbaugh knocked an RBI double that scored Andi Lee, who was walked and Katilyn Covione who singled. The score 2-0, WNC.
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).
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 Library continues to extend opportunities for patrons to advance their digital literacy skills by offering an array of extensive technology training classes. A calendar of librarian-led training classes and workshops is updated monthly and offers new classes based on patron demand.
Nevada Legal Services will provide a free legal self-help clinic on Thursday, February 27th at the BRIC, the Business Resource Innovation Center, located downtown at 108 East Proctor in Carson City.
The Self-Help Forms Completion Clinic will begin at 1:30 p.m. This workshop will provide general instructions and assistance regarding the completion of self-help forms for those who are self-represented litigants. A Notary Public will also be available.
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 Feb. 19-25, 2014.
Spanish artist Rafael Lopez offers a moving and contemplative exhibition of large-scale paintings, “Rite of Passage” in three art galleries at Western Nevada College in Carson City. It will show Tuesday, Feb. 18, through Friday, March 21, in the Bristlecone Building, with a public reception on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m. A talk by the artist will begin at 5:15 p.m.
Carson City Library’s Technology Trainer Molly Walt will visit the Carson City Senior Center Friday, March 7, and bring with her a @ Two Digital Learning Center workshop on the use of social networking with an emphasis on popular networking sites Facebook and Pinterest; if time allows, Twitter will also be offered.
Karen Abowd on Tuesday announced her second run as Carson City Supervisor Ward I, citing her desire to see through many projects currently in process, as well as her commitment to the future of Nevada’s Capital City.
“Carson City has gone through some tough economic times and continues to,” Abowd said. “We have needed to be careful in our planning and how we spend available dollars in order to create sustainable, relevant opportunities that have immediate positive impacts, and build a future we can be proud to leave our children and grandchildren.”
The Carson City run of Proscenium Players, Inc., murder mystery production of “The Wedding from Hell!” is being extended for two additional weekends at the Brewery Arts Center as a murder mystery dessert buffet show.
Performance dates are Fridays, Feb. 21, and Feb. 28 and Saturdays, Feb. 22 and March 1 at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a Saturday, March 1 matinee performance at 2 p.m. This will be a fundraiser performance for the Carson City Senior Citizen’s Center with all the proceeds going to the Senior Meals Programs. All performance will be held in the Maizie Harris Jesse Theater at the Brewery Arts Center located at 409 W. King Street, Carson City.
Carson City Sheriff's Office report details initial arrest that led to recovery of 60 stolen weaponsSubmitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:25am
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.
Local prosthetics practitioner Richard Riley inducted into the 2014 Class of Fellows by the American Academy of Orthotists and ProsthetistsSubmitted by Carson Now Reader on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 9:07am
WASHINGTON, DC — Richard L. Riley, a certified practitioner of prosthetics at Prosthetic Consulting Technologies LLC in Washoe Valley, will be inducted into the 2014 class of Fellows by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) during the organization’s 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium on Friday, February 28 in Chicago. Riley is one of just 10 people in the nation to receive the distinction this year.
The Carson City Sheriff's Office will conduct saturation patrols on Saturday, Feb. 22 and again on Friday, Feb. 28.
The saturation patrols will focus on speeding, inattentive driving, and other related issues which lead to car crashes, said Sgt. Scott McDaniel, who also noted there's been an uptick in crashes recently.
UPDATE: Carson City and Lyon County authorities arrested four people Friday on felony and misdemeanor charges related to stolen weapons, a vehicle and narcotics.
The Lyon County Gang Unit and Carson City SET Team had information in regards to a parole violator in the Lyon County area, who was in possession of stolen weapons. Both teams worked together to locate and apprehend the suspect, said Lt. Shawn Clanton.
Western Nevada College of Carson City took a one-run lead in the eighth inning, but Riverside rallied for a 4-3 baseball victory on Friday night in Riverside, Calif.
Pinch-hitter Paul Martinez tied the game with a run-scoring single in the eighth inning, and the Tigers won it when Jeremy Alderman’s first pitch on an attempted intentional walk with runners on third and second bases sailed to the backstop.
The Western Nevada College Wildcats softball team faced the Bruins of Salt Lake Community College, Friday, Feb. 14 for a home opening doubleheader at Edmonds Sports Complex, Carson City.
The Wildcats came into the series 0-4 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference after losses to College of Southern Nevada last week. They managed eight hits in the first game, but lost 5-14 in five innings. In the second game the Wildcats fought hard, but came up short despite 12 hits. They fell 5-7. Pitchers Lindsay Ashbaugh and Carlee Beck took the losses for WNC.
The driver of a car collided with the rear end of school bus late Friday morning near the intersection of Highway 50 East and Lompa Lane. The bus didn't have any children inside.
The driver of the car was taken by ambulance to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Dan Lopez. She was issued a citation for the crash. The driver of the bus was not injured.
A Carson City man was arrested Thursday on a domestic violence charge and a related felony charge after he allegedly prevented the victim, a family member, from calling 911.
Jeremy David Smith, 19, was placed into custody at 11:52 p.m. in the 4600 block of Oak Street.
Western Nevada College hosts Salt Lake Community College, the national NJCAA runner-up for the past three years, in its home-opening softball series beginning Friday at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City.
Doubleheaders against the Bruins are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday.
The Wildcats (3-10, 0-4) got off to a rough start in SWAC play after dropping four games to ninth-ranked College of Southern Idaho last week.
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.
A strong Pacific jet stream approaching the west coast will bring periods of gusty winds to the eastern Sierra and western Nevada today through this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
The image on the left shows forecast wind gusts for Wednesday afternoon, with the strongest gusts expected in northeast California, northwest Nevada, and across Reno and Carson City where a Wind Advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m.