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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.

Youth Theatre Carson City presents Seussical The Musical, Jr. beginning July 25

Youth Theatre Carson City is thrilled to announce our upcoming production of SEUSSICAL, JR., an exciting adventure through the world of Dr. Seuss. The show will run two weekends, July 25 – August 3, 2014 in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center. SEUSSICAL, JR. is great fun for the whole family. Over 70 young local performers portray all the characters from the popular Dr. Seuss books in this fantastical musical extravaganza.

How To Win Every Argument, Every Time

Several days ago, my dad and I had a conversation. Our conversation started like most other people start theirs. He expressed his thoughts and concerns and I parried back with mine. At the end of the day we were both frustrated with the whole conversation. It was a stalemate. He didn’t understand me and I didn’t understand him. Which seems very familiar with some of the conversations I’ve had with my wife.

How can two people in the same room, speaking the same language, not understand each other? How many conversations like that, have you had?

Carson Nugget welcomes comedy headliner Sean Peabody with two Saturday shows

The Carson Nugget is proud to present headlining comedian Sean Peabody. Sean performs on Saturday, July 19 at 7pm and 9pm at the Carson Nugget on 507 North Carson Street, Carson City. Enjoy a great date night with full bar. The doors open a half hour before each show.

Born in San Diego and raised in the Bay Area, Sean P is a true California native. With a Polynesian background he has adapted to all styles and types of comedy.

Sean has been exploding on the comedy scene for the last ten years.

CASI to host Bark Whine and Dine on July 27 at Fuji Park

Event Date: 
July 27, 2014 - 1:00pm
UPDATE: CASI will once again host its annual Bark Whine and Dine event on Sunday, July 27, at Fuji Park in Carson City.

The event will start at 1 p.m. and includes a barbecue lunch with food provided by Foodies Bystro and entertainment by Jake Houston. Proceeds from the event will help to build the new animal shelter in Carson City.

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.

Virginia City Boasts Rich History, Fun Events

A picturesque mountain setting and a core full of 19th-century structures from its Comstock Lode glory days draw tourists to Virginia City, Nevada’s most famous mining boomtown.

Regional Chili cookoffs, craft fair this weekend at Glen Eagles

Event Date: 
July 12, 2014 - 11:00am

Get it while it's hot this Saturday and Sunday in Carson City. The Honor Flight Nevada program and Glen Eagles will host the High Sierra Regional Chili Cook-Off and Craft Fair this weekend.

International Chili Society chefs will compete for a chance to go to the World Cook-Off in Las Vegas. The public is invited to sample red and verde chili as well as salsas. Tasting kits are $3 each.
The "People's Choice" Chili award will be determined by the vote collected by everyone who samples.

Minden Ranch Rodeo brings cowboy excitement to NV 150 Fair

The NV 150 Fair at the Fuji Park Fairgrounds is just three weeks away. Those who shop in that area will have noticed that Fuji Park is undergoing quite the change with additional parking, grading, electrical upgrades and more to get ready for Carson City’s first fair.

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.

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.

Golf Specials July 4th - 6th 2014 at Empire Ranch Golf Course & Mallards Restaurant

Golf, food, fun, gaming, full bar
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Repeats every day until Sun Jul 06 2014 .
July 4, 2014 (All day)
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July 5, 2014 (All day)
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July 6, 2014 (All day)

Empire Ranch July 4th Weekend Special!!!

$5 off our regular golf w/cart price; Includes a $5 food coupon.

A 27 Hole golf course, away from the noise & lusterless view of the highway
Directions:Hwy 50E, South on Empire Ranch Rd, left on Clubhouse.

Six types of beer on tap: Sierra NV Pale Ale, Stella, Icky, Shock Top, Bud Light, Coors Light. One of the largest selections of can and bottled beers.

***Daily Food Specials***Gaming***Ten Large Screen TV's***Full bar***

Public Safety: Enjoy and be safe this July 4 holiday weekend

Independence Day is upon us and many of you will take to the roads to visit our local lakes, rivers and parks. Should you find yourself celebrating the holiday with adult beverages, remember to designate a driver or take a taxi cab home.

If you are boating, stay sober while on the water. Operating a watercraft on a crowded lake takes skill and reflexes to avoid crashes or injury to swimmers. Enjoying this time with friends and family can be fun however they are expecting you, their Captain, to get them back to dry land safely.

Don Q's Nevada and northern California fishing report for July 4 holiday weekend

Here is the fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, northern California and the Sierra for the July 4 holiday weekend. Saturday, July 5 is free fishing day in California, which means anyone can fish without a license.

Artown's Village with Heart's Creative Fun Fair for Youth has Epic Entertainment

Epic Artown Event to Prevent Teen Homelessness
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Repeats every day until Sun Jul 06 2014 .
July 5, 2014 (All day)
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July 6, 2014 (All day)

Want some Epic family fun on the Fifth of July?

Village with Heart will be having about 50 artist and artisan booths, live performances by such artists as Acoustic Guitarist Mike Badinger, singing, & dancing by Jakki Ford, Yasmina’s Belly Dance Troupe, Johnny T's Band Abandon Minds,Uklear Fusion, Poly Nui Polynesian Dance, and teen performances by Art in Motion as well as others.

There will be shopping, art demos, do-it-yourself booths such as Tandy Leather and hands on messy fun for the whole family!

Nevada 150 events planned throughout July

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of July. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held July 1 through July 12.

Little Feat musicians Barrere and Tackett ready to jam at Concert Under the Stars

The sixth annual Concert Under the Stars, A benefit for The Greenhouse Project in Carson City promises to be bigger than ever and features Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat opening for Little River Band.

The event takes place July 9 at Café at Adele’s and the venue has been expanded to allow for greater attendance, said Karen Abowd, Greenhouse Project president.

Carson City Symphony's 'Strings in the Summer' concert July 31

Picture of "Strings in the Summer" students performing last July at Sierra Place
Event Date: 
July 31, 2014 - 10:00am

The Carson City Symphony's "Strings in the Summer" orchestra and beginning fiddle class, directed by Sue Jesch, will present its Summer String Concert of traditional American fiddle tunes on Thursday, July 31, at 10 a.m. at Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 West College Parkway, Carson City. The concert is free and is open to the public.

Monthly swing dance party

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Jul 26 2014 .
July 26, 2014 - 6:00pm

High Sierra Swing Dance Club’s monthly dance party will be the Silver Dollar Car Classic Sock Hop, 6-10 pm July 26 at the Carson Nugget’s Grand Ballroom, 507 N. Carson St. Vintage 1950s-‘60s dance music will be played, and costumes of that era are encouraged. The fun includes dance, hula hoop, costume and limbo contests and door prizes. Cost is $5 for car show participants, $7 for members of HSSDC and Reno’s Biggest Little Swing Dance Club, $10 general for individuals and $15 for couples.

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Carson City sheriff's SET deputies arrest pair on felony drug charges

Two women were jailed Thursday on felony drug charges after the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team was tipped off that they may have been transporting narcotics from Reno.

Arrested were Joanna Shirey, 21, and Alicia Warthan, 32, both of Carson City. Officers attempting to locate the suspect vehicle, a blue Suzuki Sidekick with a white top, found it tailgating a white sedan at 6:23 p.m. on Russell Way.

Outdoors with Don Q: July 5 is one of two Free Fishing Days in California

California has two Free Fishing Days in 2014 which are close to holidays. The first is Saturday, July 5, aligned with the Independence Day holiday weekend, and the second is Sept. 6, right around the time of Labor Day.

Forest Service urges holiday visitors to stay safe over July 4 weekend

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is the busiest time in the Lake Tahoe Basin. For those visiting during the weekend and attending one of the firework displays over the lake, expect extremely crowded conditions and excess traffic.

Nevada agencies step up water patrol this weekend looking for boaters under the influence

Boaters taking to Nevada waters this weekend should take note: operating a boat under the influence is the same as driving under the influence. Nevada Department of Wildlife wardens and law enforcement will be looking for boaters operating under the influence this weekend in waters across the state as part of a nationally coordinated enforcement effort dubbed “Operation Dry Water.”

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of June 25

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 June 25, 2014.

Ronald McDonald, Marilyn, and Elvis party it up at grand opening event

When Patricia Cabrera and her family walked through the doors Tuesday night, it was to a loud cheer from every crew member: “Welcome to McDonalds!”

Cabrera just so happened to be the first “official” customer of the new McDonalds on Winnie Lane and Carson Streets. She was among the 300 first customers, all of which received a free Big Mac per week for a year. Other prizes were given to customers as well: gift cards, coupons for free coffee, free ice cream cones. These gifts were the reason hundreds — well over that first 300 — lined up hours before the store officially opened at 6 p.m.

Karson Kruzers 30th Anniversary 'RUN WHAT-CHA-BRUNG'

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Repeats every day until Sun Jun 29 2014 .
June 28, 2014 - 7:00am
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June 29, 2014 - 7:00am

The Karson Kruzers will be hosting their 30th annual "Run What-Cha-Brung" car show at Fuji Park Fairgrounds in Carson City on June 28 with the "kick-off" being held at the Carson Mall on Friday, June 27.

Karson Kruzers seek judges for 30th Anniversary Run What-Cha-Brung

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Repeats every day until Sat Jun 28 2014 .
June 28, 2014 - 8:00am

The Karson Kruzers' 30th Annual Run-What-Cha-Brung car show is this weekend, June 27-28, and you can become a part of this fun event without entering a vehicle.

The Kruzers need people to judge the event,and no experience is necessary. Just answer yes to the following and you might be just the right person:
Are you a classic car, truck or motorcycle enthusiast? Do you want to meet others with the same interest? Would you like to have a chance to get a closer look at the beauties most only see in a magazine? Are you 18 years old or older?

New McDonald's plays host to employees, friends, family

The McDonald's on Winnie Lane and Carson Street opened its doors early for a special crowd - the friends and families of its 70 new employees.

Sunday evening found the new facility packed full of customers (all of them somehow related to McDonald's employees) in preparation for the grand opening this upcoming Tuesday.

A Taste of Downtown Is a Taste of Success

The 21st annual Taste of Downtown kicked off Saturday evening and continued early into Sunday morning in Carson City. From Fifth Street on the event covered 13 city blocks, packing the sidewalks with locals and visitors. With restaurants and bars from near and far all setting up stands with the hopes of being voted Carson City's best, there was no shortage of food, drinks or fun in the thriving heart of downtown.

Regional chili competitions to spice up Carson City this weekend

UPDATE: Get it while it's hot this Saturday and Sunday in Carson City. The Honor Flight Nevada program and Glen Eagles will host the High Sierra Regional Chili Cook-Off and Craft Fair this weekend.

International Chili Society chefs will compete for a chance to go to the World Cook-Off in Las Vegas. The public is invited to sample red and verde chili as well as salsas. Tasting kits are $3 each. The "People's Choice" Chili award will be determined by the vote collected by everyone who samples.

Pasta Cook-off Winners Announced, Oodles of Fun Continues Sunday

The winners of the 13th annual Oodles of Noodles pasta cook-off, hosted by Dayton Chamber of Commerce, are in.

The big winner today was Sandy Marshall,who brought home the Kids' Choice Award, First Place Amateur and Judge's Choice. Marshall is a local favorite and has won the first place award two years running. For her Judge's award,she received $300.

Other winners were:Pioneer Crossing, for the fifth consecutive year won for First Place Professional category; Pizza Hut received Second Place Professional and Costco took Third Place Professional.

TRPA wraps up 'Car-free' Tahoe Bike Challenge

What started as a way to get more staff members of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to participate in the Tahoe Bike Challenge has become a hallmark event for planners at the bi-state agency, according to TRPA.
This is the fourth year that the agency has made an environmental improvement by essentially closing its parking lot to motorized staff vehicles for one car-free day today.

Sesquicentennial Quilts on Display at Dayton Library

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Local members of the Carson Valley Quilt Guild took the challenge to create quilted wall hangings that celebrate Nevada’s sesquicentennial, 150 years since statehood. The wall hangings are now on display at the Dayton Branch of the Lyon County Library System.

The quilting project challenged the quilters to create a wall hanging that was small in size and utilized two selected fabrics as part of the quilt. The quilters also had to represent the theme of “Nevada, then and now—150 years of Statehood.”

Outdoors with Don Q: Be fire smart and create a fire-safe zone

Last week, I wrote about the strong possibility of poor fishing this summer due to our prolonged drought period.
In addition to the possibility of poor fishing, be aware of the ever-increasing, serious fire danger surrounding us because of our current long daylight hours, hot weather, gusty afternoon winds, low humidity, bone-dry vegetation and dumb acts by humans. Not a good combination.

Pink Day at Evergreen Gene's Inc.

Event Date: 
June 28, 2014 - 10:00am

Join in the fun as Pink Day once again comes to Nursery and Gift store - Evergreen Gene's Inc.
1811 N. Carson St. Carson City, Nevada 89701
June 28, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

20% of the proceeds from any pink plant or item goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Evergreen Gene's will have Vendors:
Local Authors, Sandie La Nae and Mary Randall, Burton's Creations, Miniatures by Claudio Schaal, Bridger Mountain Boutique, MORE!

And Entertainers:

Blinky Man Bike Ride

This Saturday evening, June 14th, will be the 2nd annual Blinky Man cruiser ride, a costumed night time bike ride with lights! This fun social ride begins at 7:30PM, and visits some of Carson City’s favorite hangouts. At 8:30 PM, the sun goes down and all the lights go on.
Blinky Man Spring 2014

Legends of the West Bike and Car Fest in downtown Carson City today and Saturday

Legends of the West Bike and Car Fest returns to Carson City today through Saturday. The motorcycle and car festival features events, contests, live entertainment, a show and shine, breakfast, raffles and awards. The show brings thousands of motorcycle and car enthusiasts to Carson City annually.

Featured again this year will be the Carson City Sheriff's Office Extreme Motor Officer Training Challenge. The 11th annual event will begin on Friday with highly skilled motor officers from across the country competing for top honors.

Bicycles light up downtown Carson City during Saturday's 'Blinky Man' Summer Solstice ride

Event Date: 
June 14, 2014 - 7:30pm
Blinky Man, Carson City’s summer costumed night time bike ride with lights, will be blinking and biking its way through town this Saturday, June 14.

Riding the success of last year’s two events, this creative and inclusive bicycle community rides throughout town stopping at some of the best thirst parlors and restaurants around.

Fully costumed from head to tire, the group spreads smiles and good times to all that come in contact while supporting local businesses. Meeting Spot will be at Caterpillar’s Hookah Lounge between 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

Carson City Library hosts annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday

Event Date: 
June 14, 2014 - 8:00am

Don't miss Carson City Library's 2014 Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, June 14, from 8 am to 10 am. Sign the kids up for the summer reading program and receive a goody bag. Book Sale with Friends, Face Painting, Fun in the Sun.

The pancake breakfast will be held on the front lawn of the library. Tickets cost $15 family; $6 adult; and $3 for 12 and under. This annual event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Carson City.

Carson City Library to host Spokes America 2014

Carson City Library will host the 2014 Spokes team Monday as they ride through town. The group of seven students and alumni from Harvard, MIT, and Columbia are biking from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.

Spokes America is a bike trip across the United States designed to make STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) accessible to students everywhere. The Spokes team will be at the Carson City Library with plans to run a “Learning Festival” during their June 16 visit.

Fish in Nevada without a license this Saturday

If you have been trying to figure out a way to get the kids off the computer and out of the house, then the Nevada Department of Wildlife has a plan, and here’s the best part: it’s free.

Nevada Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 14. On Free Fishing Day anglers may fish in any public fishing water in the state without a fishing license or trout stamp. All limits and other regulations apply.

More events added to Nevada's 150th statehood celebration

Many events are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of June. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th statehood anniversary. The following are events held June 16 through June 28.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for June 11-17

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 June 11, 2014.

Accomplished swimmer, NCAA All American Hardt named Carson Tigersharks head coach

Dr. Julie Hardt has been named the new head coach of the Carson Tigersharks. A Carson City resident, Hardt graduated from Carson High School and was a Tigersharks team member for years.

An accomplished swimmer, Hardt participated in the US Olympic team trials in 2000 and 2004, is an 8-time All-American from the University of Georgia, a 2001 FINA World Champion and U.S. record holder is the 4 X 200m freestyle relay and a top 10 finalist as NCAA Woman of the Year 2004.

What Works: Stepping outside of your comfort zone

Thomas Jefferson said, “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” If you want to become known in the community, you must do something to become visible to those who are involved.

If you want to lose weight, you must shift your attitude and activities to create the change. If you want to make more money in business, you must adjust what you are doing (even if it’s finding a way to clone existing customers and magnify existing success). The point is you must do something you have never done before. This involves feeling a little bit of something icky — fear.

Farmers Market Opens Saturday for the Season

The Third and Curry Street Farmer’s Market in Carson City, kicks off Saturday, June 7 and continues every week through Sept. 20, providing young and old an opportunity to shop and learn in a fun, friendly environment.

Voted number one market in the state three years running, this is the premiere place to find regional and NevadaGrown produce, cheese, eggs, flowers, arranged planters, fresh-baked breads and pastries, honey and produce.

Golf Social Geared for Business Women

Every Friday through October 3, business women are invited to participate in a stress-free evening of non-competitive golf at Silver Oak Golf Course and Executive Retreat Center.

All skill levels - from pro to beginner - are invited, as this is about having fun in an environment that has no teams and no competition. Come alone or bring a friend and enjoy nine holes of play and a complimentary glass of wine.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of June 4-10

Here is the latest fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of June 4-10, 2014.

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