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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.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for August 20-27

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Aug 20-27. Varying conditions exist due to extreme drought conditions.

Weekly swing dance, lesson

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August 26, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 2, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 9, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 16, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 23, 2014 - 5:45pm
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September 30, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 7, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 14, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 21, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 28, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 4, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 11, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 18, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 25, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 2, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 9, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 16, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 23, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 30, 2014 - 5:45pm

West Coast swing dancing sponsored by High Sierra Swing Dance Club, El Charro Avitia Restaurant, 4389 S. Carson St., Carson City, every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., free. Preceded by a lesson by Tim Renner in intermediate West Coast swing at 5:45 p.m., lesson $8. No partner necessary for either activity. Practice your moves or just check out the dance at this fun, nonstructured event. Information: 530-307-8937 or www.highsierraSDC.org.

Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair worth every cent Aug. 22-23

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August 22, 2014 - 9:30am

Yogi Berra may have said, “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore,” but at the 2014 Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair, the value is in the eye of the beholder. Sharp skilled dealers will buy, sell, trade and offer their expertise with free appraisals during the two-day event Aug. 22 and 23. Held this year at both the Nevada State Museum and the Carson Nugget, the fair includes activities for children, prize drawings, lectures, coin sales and free appraisals with admission.

Nevada celebrates Sesquicentennial with August event lineup

Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 15 through Aug. 31.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for August 13-20

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Aug. 13-20, 2014.

Sierra Sotheby’s Lake Tahoe lifestyle tour Saturday showcases architecture, landscapes

Well-appointed and luxurious living at Lake Tahoe is the overarching theme of Sierra Sotheby’s International Lifestyle Tour set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014. Open to the public, this year’s tour showcases exquisite architecture and beautiful landscapes that will inspire and awe.

Outdoors with Don Q: Our favorite cabin visitors are mule deer

My son Jim, daughter-in-law, Kathi, Elaine and I are four joint owners of the “Quilici Cabin,” located on a steep, mountain hillside at an elevation of 6,000 feet in the middle of a forest of pine trees, Quaking Aspen trees and brush, between Portola and Davis Lake in Northern California.

Cameron Lee Blackwell

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August 10, 2014 - 3:00pm

Cameron Lee Blackwell
April 23, 1996 - July 27, 2014
Cameron was a shooting star that was here only for a moment before he cruised to heaven. His smile, blue eyes, and charm lit up the room wherever he went. May his bright light shine forever and always be remembered. He was just 18 years old and graduated from Pioneer High School in Carson City, Nevada.

Dutch Oven Cook-off at Lahontan State Recreation Area

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August 16, 2014 - 9:30am

FALLON, Nev. – Prepare your favorite Dutch Oven recipes and see how you stack up to other Dutch Oven enthusiast. Participants may compete in teams or individually and are allowed unlimited entries in four categories: bread, dessert, main/dish/meat, and side dish/vegetable.

Please go to www.parks.nv.gov for entry forms and a full description of the contest rules. This event is open to the public, and is a family friendly event for all ages. Learn some new ideas for fun ways to cook outdoors during camping trips or get-togethers.

Outdoors with Don Q: Lundy Lake is a special place for weekend camping and fishing

If you're looking for a camping and fishing trip after this week's NV 150 Fair at Fuji Park, my suggestion is a special location that is not too far from Carson City, south of here off of Highway 395.

If you're not familiar with Lundy Lake, Calif., you are probably asking yourself, "What is Lundy Lake and where in the heck is it?"
 Well, if you're interested, here is some information to whet your appetite:

Free pottery making event Saturday helps Empty Bowls feed hungry in community

Help Feed the Hungry in Carson Valley by Creating a Handmade Bowl for Empty Bowl
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August 2, 2014 - 5:00pm
FREE POTTERY MAKING EVENT this Saturday evening, August 2nd from 5pm to 8pm at Turtle Mountain Designs, 2165 Beaver Drive in Washoe Valley, NV.

Make it a FUN date night and lend your crafty hands to creating a bowl to donate for the Empty Bowls Carson City Project. 18 & up for this event. Spaces are filling up FAST so RSVP NOW!

Come play with clay and contribute to feed the hungry in the Carson Valley area. Got questions about the event?

Young students learn computer programming and 3D design at UNR summer camp

The fourth graders worked at the computer screens for hours, fingers dancing over the keyboard and figures on the screen spinning, growing and changing colors. And, their parents were happy. The students weren’t playing games; they were designing and building things like a whistle, buildings, hot air balloon, cars, DNA models, bracelets, airplanes and more, using a 3-D modeling and CAD design program.

Sesquicentennial Fair in Carson City highlight Nevada 150 events throughout August

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 1 through Aug. 14.

National Night Out canceled due to weather, Mills Park conditions

UDPATE: The Carson City Sheriff’s Office regrets to inform everyone that the 12th Annual National Night Out in Mills Park, set for Tuesday, August 5 at 5 p.m. has been canceled.

It has been determined that with the park's current ground saturation from the rain, the quantity of “heavy” public safety vehicles, aircraft and equipment that was scheduled to be on the grassy area of the park would cause irreparable damage. Further, at this late hour, there is insufficient time to orchestrate a reasonable relocation of the event location.

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Live Motown music at Living The Good Life

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July 31, 2014 - 7:00pm

Live music Thursday night featuring Reecy Lomax & Mick Valentino Motown Hits and Jazzy R&B 7:00-9:00 Come listen and Dance. Free hors d' oeuvres with Cocktails... Come join the fun.

V&T 'Ghost Girl' author to speak, sign books at Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City

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August 9, 2014 (All day)

A railroad mystery, Nevada history, a dog and a ghost are the central figures in a new book by author Jan Pierson, set to visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10. The author will sign copies of her book “Ghost Girl in Car No. 9,” the fifth in her series “The Ghostowners,” in the museum store.

Bark, Whine and Dine fundraiser Sunday benefits Carson City Animal Services Initiative

Bark Whine and Dine to benefit the Carson Animal Services Initiative will be 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 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

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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

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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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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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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
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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

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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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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.

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