What a wonderful surprise! My husband and I arrived at our home to a find a beautiful display of red sparkly hearts arranged all over our front lawn. Also displayed on our lawn was a sign that read, "You've Been Love Tapped By The Carson Rainbow Girls." Oh how fun
"So how long do these stay on my lawn," my husband asks. We found a piece of paper on our front door. This was our "notice." We must contact the adult advisor of this fundraising project to have the Love Tapped display of love removed for a donation of $10.
Ben Masters, 13, travels Saturday to University of California, Berkeley to participate in an official World Cube Association competition at Wheeler Hall.
Ben, who has been practicing his “cubing” skills about five months, has a personal best time of “about 17 seconds,” which has been perfected as he has practiced during his free time through each day and has worked up to doing five or six “solves” per hour, he said. He attends eighth grade at Dayton Intermediate School.
The first ever Dayton Valley Lions Club Charity Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Dayton Valley Community Center, 170 Pike Street in Dayton.
The cost is $40 per seat with 200 seats available. Rebuys are $20. Signups start at noon with play beginning at 1 p.m. sharp.
A catered dinner will be provided at 6:00 p.m. The Grand Prize is a $1,000 gift certificate. A raffle and silent auction will also be offered. Join the fun and help the Lions Club raise money to help in their ongoing campaign against preventable blindness.
Being cool and fitting in are two things many boys growing up want to fulfill. They want the cool shoes, awesome toys, best birthday parties, and more.
Here at The Boy's Store in Carson City, we have many trendy boys’ clothing made right here in the United States to have your children being the talk of the school. Watch your child smile and walk in confidence wearing clothing from boy brands like City Threads, Mulberribush, and Dogwood clothing.
Registration has begun for the 2014 Kids Adventure Games, the premier race for children ages six to 14 that features teams of two competing in mountain biking, hiking, zip lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slope-n-Slide, cargo nets, mud pits and more.
The race is scheduled for August 2, 2014 at Mammoth Mountain as part of a new, exciting eight-race series, the Kids Adventure Games, taking place at various locations across the nation. Event details are as follows:
Virginia City, Nev.’s 31st annual Chili on the Comstock is no mild affair. The cook-off returns to the historic town Saturday, May 10, and Sunday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Taking place along C St., the historic town's main drive, the event promises plenty of heat, the return of the Fireball Crawl and family-friendly activities.
Many great events are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of April to celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood.
Carson Now is looking for a couple of people who can cover high school sports and entertainment events in Carson City.
For high school sports, ideally we would like to find someone who is involved at Carson High School (like a student or parent) who can take photos, report game scores and write up a few brief news items each week. We also want to expand to other sporting events outside of the high school, as well as any non-sports news coming out of our local schools.
Nevada State Museum presents something new for the April 5 Family Fun Saturday:
Great Basin Young Chautauqua Celebrates Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, a program for all ages featuring young costumed performers depicting historical characters and modern personalities with ties to Nevada:
John C. Fremont (Max Johnson)
Jedediah Strong Smith (Alex Johnson)
Wild Horse Annie (Danielle Shumard)
Eilley Orrum Bowers (Katie Fralick)
Mark Twain (Aaron Tucker)
Sarah Winnemucca (Jordyn LaPlante)
June Carter Cash (Genna Kirgin)
Janis Joplin (Jillian Kirgin)
Looking for some new singletrack to ride? Just south of Carson City is the new Clear Creek Trail! The Clear Creek Trail is almost 10.5 miles long, is open to hikers, mountain bikes, equestrians and dogs, has no exit, and is currently 21-miles round-trip.
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 26 through April 2, 2014.
The University of Nevada, Reno debate team returns to Reno today after a week-and-a-half of grueling competitions in Flagstaff, Ariz., at the National Parliamentary Debate Association National Championship Tournament. With hopes to return to Reno with another trophy to add to their season’s collection, the team walked away with – yes, another trophy – but more impressively, the NPDA Season Sweepstakes National Title.
Carson Middle School's annual Chili and Bingo Night has become a cherished and favorite annual springtime Friday night Carson City family event.
With dozens of prizes up for grabs through bingo and raffle games, as well as a silent auction and the best homemade chili dished up in the state, Carson Middle School PTA organizers are hoping to make this year's March 28 event, the biggest yet.
Carson Middle School PTA is hosting our Family Chili Bingo Night on Friday, March 28 from 6-8 pm in the CMS cafeteria.
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 19-25, 2014.
ADOBE POND, CALIF:
Closed until Saturday, April 26, 2014.
ALMANOR LAKE, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
Fishermen are reporting that the north fork is a bit clearer.
You may have fair catches from Canyon Dam to Lake Cove this week.
Courtesy of Almanor Fishing Adventures.
ANGEL LAKE, ELKO COUNTY, NEV:
On Wednesday, March 19, students in Carson City and Lyon County will join others from across the state to take part in the 5th Annual Nevada Moves Day. This event consists of organized activities that encourage walking or bicycling to school. The event is promoted statewide by the Safe Routes to School Program.
Governor Brian Sandoval issued a proclamation declaring March 19 as Nevada Moves Day 2014 and will meet students from Bordewich-Bray Elementary School who are taking part in a walking school bus that starts at the Governor’s Mansion on Mountain Street.
Latin dancers BB and Kiki sold out their beginner classes in March. To help with the demand they are adding more classes in April for Carson City, Reno and Truckee.
Learn a social dance that you can take out on the town in Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco and beyond from instructors that are well respected in their field for fun and inspiring dance classes. See their website here.
The Western Nevada College Wildcats may look back to Friday, March 14 as a pivotal point in their season. Two dramatic walk-off victories gave the Wildcats a momentum boost that inspired them to workmanlike 17-2 and 7-5 nonconference wins over Mount Hood Community College of Gresham, Ore., on Saturday in Carson City.
The four-game sweep improved WNC’s overall record to 19-9 and righted the club after splitting four games the previous weekend at Colorado Northwestern.
If you're getting tired of our winter cold, frost, ice and snow (what little we have received so far), you might want to consider a vacation trip to Hawaii.
Elaine and I, our son Jim, daughter-in-law Kathi and my cousin Lorraine Scholes and her husband Bob just returned, earlier this week, from a fun-filled 14-day vacation trip to Honolulu on the Island of Oahu (4 days) and to Poipu on the Island of Kauai (10 days).
The Carson City Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) will hold its annual banquet and fundraiser on Saturday, March 22. That event will be held in the banquet facilities at the Carson Nugget with:
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Saturday at Children's Museum of Northern Nevada. Come join the fun and wear your green and celebrate at the Children’s Museum with arts and crafts along with a performance by the Blanchette School of Irish Dance at 2pm.
Saturday March 15th
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
All activities are FREE with price of admission. The museum is located at 813 N. Carson St, Carson City.
Go to www.cmnn.org
A STEM Career Investigation Program, hosted this semester by the University of Nevada, Reno’s Raggio Research Center, is offering Washoe County School District sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to observe current scientific and engineering research being conducted at the University and affiliated institutions.
“The idea behind this program is to offer exposure for students to realize careers in many specialized areas of science and engineering,” Jacque Ewing-Taylor, associate director, Raggio Research Center for STEM Education and institutional grants coordinator, said.
Casino Fandango in Carson City will hold a job fair on Monday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Buffet Banquet Room. The casino, located at 3800 S Carson Street, is currently looking for fun, energetic, outgoing folks with an excellent work ethic to fill its current openings.
If you are at least 17 years of age and can pass a drug test and background screening, have the desire to show up on time wearing your best smile, then Casino Fandango wants to talk with you. (See the flier below.)
Would you like to meet Hannah Clapp, Dr. Eliza Cook or learn about all kinds of Nevada History from the passionate, pathetic or just plain interesting? Two of Carson’s most famous people will be there to delight you along with some 95 plus-year-olds to enlighten you. Don’t miss this !
Come enjoy a great dinner and watch your favorite Carson City area celebrities battle it out for tips on Saturday, March 29. Nearly 40 local celebrities will compete at the FISH, “Have a Heart Celebration.”
Local leaders from churches, business, media, local/state government and those from the medical field are helping FISH by becoming the Glen Eagles’ service staff for one memorable night of “fine dining.”
Jenni Jeffers will present “Owls in Nevada” from 1-2 pm, Saturday, March 8 at the Nevada State Museum’s Family Fun Saturday program. A biologist for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Jeffers will bring some of the live owl species native to Nevada and explain their life history.
Tickets are available at 9 a.m. The museum will offer a science activity from 10 a.m. to noon in the Discovery Lab, that includes examples of bird’s nests, feathers and eggs, and an opportunity to dissect an owl pellet.
Where were you on Saturday? Did you wake up and go to breakfast at one of our many great restaurants, like Grandma Hattie’s, Red Hut, Adele’s, or at the café in Gold Dust West? Did you stay at one of our lovely hotels or bed and breakfast Inns?
I first saw a Smart Car in Paris. We were visiting my daughter who was studying abroad in the Fall of 2004. My wife took a photo of me standing behind the uber compact with my arms stretching from bumper to bumper. The design and size were like nothing I had seen in an automobile; it was very Euro.
This is an annual reminder of my all-time favorite fund raiser. The highly-popular and fun-filled, Carson Valley Chukar Club fundraiser will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 1. This year’s fund raiser will be its 28th version.
If you are brand-new to this area, about now you are probably wondering what in the world is something called a "Chukar?"
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.
Completely FREE to the community is Tumbleweeds Gymnastics annual Family Fun and Fit Day.
We are promoting health and fitness in our area and fighting obesity through gymnastics and Kaia FIT, our women’s fitness program.
Join us at Tumbleweeds for fitness testing for the whole family, open gym, face painting, bounce house and games! Many health professionals from the community will be attending also.
The event is Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 1pm-4pm at Tumbleweeds Gymnastics 3633 Research Way
#104 Carson City, NV.
Come Play With Us!!
My name is Dana Lee Fruend and I am the President of the 20/20 business group. I have lived in Nevada 36 years and I am a seven-year Carson City resident.
I am a business co-owner and the Executive Marketing Director for Agency 36 and the Marketing Director for the Carson HorseShoe Club. Agency 36 publishes the popular Carson Quarterly, featuring weekly and monthly events, activities, shopping, arts, restaurants and pubs.
Come join us February 22, 7:00 pm at Carson High School to show your support for Western Nevada College nursing students.
This is our second annual Dancing with the Stars Carson City edition to help us raise money for the NSNA conference in Nashville, TN.
The Auction at Fuji Park is back! Weathervane Auctions "buy" Sammy B is now holding monthly auctions in the Fuji Park exhibit building. We are truly an experienced auction company, well established in the Reno/Sparks and Carson City areas and surrounding communities.
Auctions are already scheduled for March 2nd and March 30th so mark your calendars and drop by to experience auctions the way they are meant to be, fun, friendly and exciting!
Carson Canine Adventures (CCA) will be holding our annual Open House this coming Sunday, Feb. 16, from Noon until 4pm. We have added a new photographer that will be here to takes pictures.
Dogs are welcome (on leash) and people will have a chance to meet the trainers and find out more information on how they can get involved in the many fun things to do with our “best friends.”
Lone Mountain Veterinary will be there to answer health and nutrition questions. Information on Therapy Dogs Inc, Dog Scouts of America, First Aid for your pet, and local rescue agencies too.
Feb. 9, 2014 marks a special day in the life of yours truly. It is my three-year anniversary, writing about the Great Outdoors at Carson Now.
Three years! Time certainly flies when you are having fun, and it has been both a totally enjoyable and memorable three years of writing about all kinds of activities in the Great Outdoors, both near and far away.
Clinging to a one-run lead with the bases loaded and no one out on Sunday afternoon, the Western Nevada College baseball team had one goal — avoid a sweep on their opening weekend.
Freshman pitcher Dylan Francis complied, retiring the next three South Mountain College hitters to preserve the Wildcats’ 7-6 victory in Phoenix, and a 1-2 weekend.
“Making the pitches he made with the bases loaded was really remarkable. He deserves a ton of credit and praise for his effort,” said WNC coach D.J. Whittemore.
Did you make a New Years Resolution to Lose Weight or Get Healthy?
How is it going?
Would a little extra support help you achieve your goals?
New Wellness classes are starting on Saturday February 15th
from 9:30 - 10:30 AM.
After over 14 years with Jenny Craig Certified Wellness Coach
Monica Marcinko brings her expertise to the beautiful new
Paradise-Salon-Spa and Wellness center.
Presentations by educators and researchers on a wide range of subjects including the life and works of Charles Darwin; contributions and benefits of scientific discovery to humanity; science education; psychology; philosophy; technology.
“Darwin, Wallace and the Theory of Evolution”;
“Caves on Mars, Bikes on the Moon, and Telescopes in the Stratosphere: Exploring New Frontiers for Science Education”;
“The Spectrum of Gender & Identity”;
“NCLabs—Learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is More Fun than You May Think“;
Presentations by local educators, researchers, students and science enthusiasts on a wide range of subjects including the life and works of Charles Darwin; biological evolution; science education; psychology, philosophy; the contributions and benefits of scientific discovery to humanity and current affairs related to science and technology.
Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace and the Theory of Evolution;
"How Does Free Will Evolve Over Time?" (the evolution of self-control and agency);
Airborne/Space-Based Astronomy and the Horizons of Space Research;
My parents are receiving Social Security payments. Should I be worried that their monthly checks will be cut and that I will have to make up the difference?
No, there are no plans to reduce benefits for current retirees. Even without any changes, current benefits are expected to be fully payable until about 2033.
I’ll be retiring in the next five to ten years. Can I expect my presently scheduled benefits to be paid to me at retirement?
For several years, Elaine and I have fled Carson City for a short time in the month of January or February to escape the cold, snow and ice of our area in the wintertime. This year was no exception, except, sadly, there is no snow.
We had been invited to be guests at the home of my cousin Lorraine and her husband Bob Scholes of Dayton, who spend the winter months in Indio, Calif.
If you, too, would like to temporarily escape winter in Carson City for the next couple of months, here is what we did:
Carson City to Lone Pine:
Mark Saturday, Feb. 1 on your calendar to be a contestant in the annual ice fishing tournament at Davis Lake in Plumas County, Calif.
How to get there: Davis Lake is about 80 miles from Carson City by a combination of I-580 and
U.S. 395 north to Hallelujah Junction. At that junction, take California S.R.70 to the west and travel through Chilcoot, Vinton and Beckwourth toward Portola.