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Doug 'Mack the Naw' Busey's Lake Tahoe area fishing report

Hello fellow anglers. Well here we are only two weeks away from the California opening day fishing season. This when most lakes, rivers and streams open for the year, and some rivers change limit and tackle regulations.
Check your regulations before you go fishing to know these changes.

The Greens’ Peak-Oil Limits-to-Growth Apocalypse That Wasn’t

A few years ago, some experts predicted the world was about to reach a peak in global oil and gas production to be followed soon by marked decline. It would cause “war, famine, pestilence and death” – the biblical Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Another version: “war, starvation, economic recession, possibly even the extinction of homo sapiens.”

Federal court strikes down Sierra Club lawsuit, upholds Lake Tahoe Regional Plan

A federal court Monday ruled in favor of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, affirming an update to the Lake Tahoe Regional Plan that took years to craft, according to the agency.

The lawsuit was filed by the Sierra Club and Friends of the West Shore in February 2013 following nearly a decade of public input to update the plan originally adopted in 1987.

'Have a Heart' celebration fundraiser at Glen Eagles generates $31,000 for FISH

Friends in Service Helping, also known as FISH, raised nearly $31,000 with 37 celebrity waiters and nearly 400 in attendance Saturday night at Glen Eagles in Carson City.

This fundraiser will allow FISH to continue renovations on their 50 year old buildings in Carson City and will help in replacing their aging homeless shelter van. Special thanks to Dick Campagni Capitol Ford/Hyundai, and Carson City Toyota/Scion for donating a $1,000 gas card for our drawing and the Glen Eagle’s staff for a flawless and delicious dinner event.

Apocalypse now: population bomb to global warming

“The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s, the world will undergo famines – hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death …”

So began The Population Bomb, a 1968 advocacy book by Dr. Paul Ehrlich. He indicted American affluence and uncontrolled procreation as key parts of the over-population apocalypse he foresaw and thus as pernicious problems to be solved by Draconian public-sector and even international action.

WNC Baseball: Wildcats keep foot on gas pedal in sweep of Saints

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.

Outdoors with Don Q: Escaping from winter to a tropical paradise

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).

Carson City man arrested after allegedly stealing father's truck

A 35-year-old Carson City man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of felony grand larceny after allegedly stealing his father's truck.
Josh Baroni is being held on $25,000 bail. According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 600 block of of Kay Court in reference to a stolen vehicle.

Gifts of Grace Dinner Auction

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Repeats every day until Sat Mar 08 2014 .
March 8, 2014 (All day)

Enjoy fine dining, student performances, and unique opportunities while supporting local students and families at the Sierra Lutheran High School Gifts of Grace annual dinner and auction Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Genoa Lakes Golf Club.

Activities include an elegant dinner prepared by The Supper Club at Genoa Lakes Golf Club, silent auction for unique gifts and activities, live auction for vacation and party packages as well as drawings (Dollar$ for Scholar$) for a Smart TV, HP 2-in-1 Notebook and a $500 gas card.

Proposed 20/20 Group Compromise

Let's ignore the 80/800 group of businesses in Carson City, for the moment, and consider meeting the 20/20 group in a compromise over the sales tax increase to pay for their proposed ten million dollar corridor improvements. Why not have them put up half the money of $5 Million ($250K each) and the city can match their investment for the remaining half? Let's all compromise and meet them halfway. If they are willing to put up their money, where our taxes are to be spent, then let hear it for compromise.

Carson City SET officers arrest man on felony drug charges

A 27-year-old Dayton man was arrested Feb. 14, 6:31 p.m. in the area of Caroline and Valley streets in Carson City on suspicion of felony conspiracy, possession with intent to sell and transportation of heroin. Gilbert Raymond Ramirez, was being held on $35,000 bail.

According to the arrest report, officers with the Carson City Special Enforcement Team worked with a person who agreed to make a transaction while wearing a wire. The transaction would be for four "points" of heroin, which in street terms a point is .10 grams for a total of $80, the arrest report states.

TRPA launches online exchange to help property owners restore sensitive land

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV - The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has launched an online marketplace for property owners, realtors and land banks to use to increase the environmental improvements that come from transferring commonly-traded development rights in the Lake Tahoe region.

The new, online Transfer of Development Rights Exchange allows buyers and sellers to create postings, explains transfer incentives and eligibility requirements, and makes it all viewable on an interactive map. As the TDR Exchange is used more, it will also track market trends.

Carson City deputies make string of alcohol-related arrests

Carson City sheriff's deputies have made several alcohol-related arrests since Monday. A 50-year-old Galt, Calif., man was arrested early Tuesday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence, having an open container and not having a valid driver's license, all misdemeanors.

The man was reported by a witness to be passed out in his vehicle for more than an hour at a gas station in the 1600 block of East Fifth Street. Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies arrived and found the man sleeping with the vehicle running and the lights on, according to the arrest report.

Fourth annual CHS Safe Grad 5k Run/Walk set for Saturday, Feb. 15

Event Date: 
February 15, 2014 - 10:00am

Please join us next Saturday, February 15 for the fourth annual PTSA Carson High School Safe Grad - Safe and Sober 5K Run/Walk to be held at the Carson High School Track and Field with the race start time of 10:00am.

You can still register for the race at www.race360.com or at CV Sports on February 12th from 5 to 8pm. Even though online registrations ends on Wednesday, there will be late registration available the day of the race.

Search continues for armed burglary suspect following Monday night car chase

UPDATE TUESDAY 9AM: The search continues this morning for a man who led Carson City sheriff's deputies on a vehicle chase near the Prison Hill area. Both detectives and deputies continued the search and the investigation overnight and into this morning.

The suspect allegedly broke into two homes, stole several weapons and other property and fled. A woman walked in on the suspect as he was stealing guns from her home and gave authorities a description of the vehicle the man was seen driving.

Outdoors with Don Q: Drought poses serious problems this summer if snowpack doesn't build

While the short-term forecast shows a change this week from the overall stubborn pattern of warm and dry conditions over the region, the drought for this part of the far west is severe and unless we get a lot of snow in the coming few weeks, we're going to face much more serious issues this coming summer.

It's Your City with FISH director Jim Peckham

This week's It's Your City is with Jim Peckham, executive director of Friends in Service Helping, otherwise known as FISH, located in Carson City.

FISH provides food, shelter, clothing and access to healthcare with a "hand up rather than hand out" philosophy. Peckham provides an update this winter season's happenings at the thrift stores, dining rooms, and homeless shelters.

Outdoors with Don Q: Escaping Carson City in the wintertime

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:

Outdoors with Don Q: Go ice fishing, catch a nice fish and win a trophy

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.

4th Annual Carson High School Safe Grad 5k Run/Walk

Event Date: 
February 15, 2014 - 10:00am

Please join us on February 15th for the fourth annual Carson High School Safe Grad - Safe & Sober 5K Run/Walk. This event is organized by volunteers of the Safe Grad Committee.

Carson High Safe Grad program has been an annual tradition in Carson City for over 20 years. It provides our graduating seniors with a safe and sober, all night celebration on the evening of their graduation, followed by a trip to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom amusement park in Northern California.

Recycle your holiday turkey grease into biodiesel

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Repeats every week until Tue Dec 31 2013 .
November 28, 2013 (All day)
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December 5, 2013 (All day)
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December 12, 2013 (All day)
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December 19, 2013 (All day)
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December 26, 2013 (All day)

Bently Biofuels and The Western Sustainability Pollution and Prevention Network are teaming to provide collection sites around the region so that residents have an environmentally safe way to get rid of cooking oil used to deep fry their holiday turkeys.

During the holiday season the two organizations are reaching out to the Carson City, Carson Valley, Reno and Lake Tahoe communities to encourage recycling of cooking oil used at homes throughout the region. Collection bins will be placed in various locations throughout the community from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Eve.

Outdoors with Don Q: Another fun-filled day in the great outdoors visiting Caples Lake

Elaine and I spent an enjoyable day in the Great Outdoors last Sunday, which included spincasting for trout and taking photographs.

It was a fun-filled day that you might want to replicate in the near future, before Old Man Winter arrives with all of his cold, frost, snow and ice.

Man jailed for reckless driving, nearly hit children while allegedly doing 'doughnuts' in parking lot

An 18-year-old Carson City man was arrested Nov. 8, 7:28 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Roop Street. He faces a gross misdemeanor charge of child endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving.

According to the arrest report, the man, driving a red 1998 Ford Mustang, was accelerating quickly, spinning his tires and doing "doughnuts" in a convenience store parking lot near the gas pumps in front numerous citizens and small children. It was observed that people were grabbing their children and moving them to safety away from the vehicle as the man was pulling the stunts.

Wood stove rebate program offered to Carson City, Douglas County residents

A voluntary wood stove change-out program available in Carson City and Douglas County has been launched by two state environmental agencies.

The program, operated through the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection and the Bureau of Air Quality Planning, provides rebates ranging between $600 and $1,000 to homeowners who remove their pre-1992 wood stoves and replace them with new, clean-burning EPA-certified wood, pellet or gas stoves installed by a licensed contractor.

Fundraiser for The Longest Walk 4!

Event Date: 
November 2, 2013 - 7:00pm

Join Conway's Management and AIM Northern Nevada teaming up to present this awesome evening of music and dance. It will start out with some traditional singing, followed by a rock band, and will close with hip hop music. The majority of artists performing will be young Native Americans.

Christina Trejo and Burton Malotte will be opening up the show with a couple of honor songs and some circle dance songs. Following them will Truckee River Band, Ty Wrekz and then 89ENT.

Carson City Sheriff's Office arrest reports for Oct. 18

A 20-year-old Carson City man was arrested Friday, Oct. 18, 12:52 a.m. at the intersection of College Parkway and Sherman. He faces misdemeanor charges of contempt of court warrant, minor consuming alcohol and possession of marijuana.

According to the arrest report, officers with the Special Enforcement Team were patrolling northbound on College Parkway when a vehicle was seen stopped with its hazard lights on.

NV Energy warns of telephone scammers threatening to cut off service for payment

Reports of utility scammers continue to surface, with NV Energy being the latest to alert customers about individuals trying to get credit card information.

NV Energy spokeswoman Faye Andersen said the company has learned about phone callers identifying themselves as employees of the company and threatening disconnection of service if a credit card payment or cash transfer isn't immediately made over the phone.

Outdoors with Don Q: Lots of fall colors and no fishing in the high country

Elaine and I just returned from a three-day, two-night, fun-filled visit to the Sierra Nevada mountains, just west of Bishop, Calif. The purpose of our return visit to the mountains was to do like we had done in 2012 at this same time of the year:

HopeFest outdoor concert Friday in Downtown Carson City to benefit local cancer patients

The Carson Tahoe Health Foundation announces HopeFest 2013, an outdoor concert offering free admission with all sales on food, drinks and raffle tickets directly benefitting local cancer patients.

The outdoor event featuring the band Notch 8 takes place on Friday, October 4 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. outside of the Firkin & Fox restaurant on Third Street in Carson City. The event was rescheduled due to hazardous air conditions caused by the California Rim Fire.

Northern Nevada Development Authority announces $1 billion in economic impact

With job creation key to Nevada's ongoing economic recovery, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Northern Nevada Development Authority officials announced Monday that the agency's work has led to a milestone, making a $1 billion economic impact across a five county region over the past three years.

Free workshop for small businesses looking for networking opportunities

Event Date: 
October 4, 2013 - 8:00am

Corporate to Community Connections, comprised of some of the Silver State’s largest corporations, is sponsoring a free event designed for small, local and diverse businesses in Northern Nevada with the aim of networking and cultivating relationships to grow their business.

The free event will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m, at Harrah’s Reno, 219 North Center Street, Reno, and begins with a networking breakfast. Registrations must be submitted by Sept. 30 by going here.

Carson City sheriff warns of utility scammers calling customers

Southwest Gas and NV Energy customers are being targeted again by scammers calling and asking for personal information about their accounts and bills, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said.

Typically people are calling homes and businesses and identifying themselves as being with the utility company and asking for information about their power and in some cases, threatening to shut off the utility if a payment isn't made through a credit card or a cash transfer.

Southwest Gas looks to lower rates in 2014 for Northern Nevada customers

Southwest Gas is looking to make a rate adjustment for 2014 that would, if approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, decrease rates for Northern Nevada customers amounting to about 4 cents in summer and 18 cents in winter.

The Public Utilities Commission will hold a consumer session Wednesday, Sept. 11, to hear public comment regarding the annual rate adjustment application of Southwest Gas. If approved by the commission, the company proposes the rate changes take effect Jan. 1.

Outdoors with Don Q: Take a Canadian vacation trip for 2014

Last week, I wrote about our visit to the remote Ookpik Wilderness Lodge on Babine Lake in British Columbia.
This week, I would like to offer a suggestion for taking a 2014 vacation trip beginning in Smithers, British Columbia, traveling to Watson Lake in the Yukon and returning to Smithers.

It will basically replicate the trip we took, after our return to Smithers from staying at the Ookpik Wilderness Lodge. If you are interested and if you have the vacation time, you might want to consider a 2014 Canadian vacation trip.

Outdoors with Don Q: Ookpik Wilderness Lodge on Babine Lake

Elaine and I just returned from a memorable visit to a very special place: It was our second visit to that remote, far-north locale. The first time was about 15 years ago, when Elaine and her late husband Jim McGee and I went there to film Canadian fishing experiences for our weekly TV show.

Sept. 4 consumer session in Carson City for proposed NV Energy rate hikes

A consumer session is set for Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Carson City to hear public comment regarding NV Energy’s application to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada that would, if approved, hike Northern Nevada customer monthly service charges and rates by 1.8 percent for electric and 11.08 percent for gas.

NV Energy has filed an application with the commission to adjust general rates charged to all classes of electric and gas customers, according to a news release.

Carson Tahoe prepares for 'Hazardous' air quality

CARSON CITY — Currently, Carson Tahoe Health has experienced only a slight increase in patient volumes due to respiratory concerns linked to the “Hazardous” air quality caused by the Rim Fire.

Carson Tahoe Health has taken steps to proactively prepare and protect patients within CTH facilities. Precautions include consolidating entrances at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center and Carson Tahoe Specialty Medical Center. These inpatient care areas have been equipped with air scrubbers and fans which have effectively maintained good air quality within the facilities.

Four evacuated briefly after broken gas line at Roland and Bigelow

Carson City firefighters were called to a gas leak Wednesday afternoon in which a two-inch line was severed. Four residents in the neighborhood of Bigelow and Roland were evacuated, Carson City Fire Chief Stacey Giomi said.

Southwest Gas was notified. The leak was capped at 2:05 p.m.

Carson City authorities seek ID of burglary suspect

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a series of residential burglaries that occurred between August 13 and August 16.

During each burglary jewelry, computers, credit cards and other valuable items were taken. While conducting these investigations witnesses reported seeing three females going from house to house, asking for a fictitious person, in order to see if the houses were occupied. Upon finding an unoccupied residence the suspects would make entry either by an unlocked door, window or other means.

South Lake Tahoe police seek person of interest in gas station murder case

On the night of Tuesday Aug. 8, an unidentified suspect walked into the USA gas station located at 2470 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe and killed Manpreet Singh, 27, of South Lake Tahoe, with a gunshot to the upper torso.

South Lake Tahoe police detectives have been poring over several items of evidence to include the video produced by the station’s security cameras. On Friday of last week Detectives released a short video clip of a man inspecting the rear of the business on the day prior to the murder, hoping to identify him.

Police have discovered another individual on the security video it hopes to identify with the public’s help. The man pictured here was one of the last customers to interact with the victim clerk prior to the murder. There is nothing which indicates the man in this photograph is a suspect. Nevertheless, because he was among the last patrons to interact with the clerk before the assailant committed the murder, detectives believe he may possibly have seen or witnessed something which could provide valuable investigative information.

Outdoors with Don Q: The last big outdoor weekend of the summer

Labor Day weekend, Friday Aug. 30 through Monday Sept. 2, is just around the corner and for many it will be the last big outdoor adventure of 2013. So, where to go on that weekend?

Well, 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.

Riding is Interesting and an Adventure in Carson City

I was recently reading local commentary over on Carson Now titled, Driving is Interesting and an Adventure in Carson City. The title is sarcastic, the article really expressing the author’s frustrations with driving in our city. While the points made in the article are valid, they’re certainly not unique to Carson City. This is simply the reality of driving a car in an urban environment.

Vehicle collides with gas line structure off of Highway 50 East

A vehicle collided with a gas structure in the area of a mobile home park at 4999 Highway 50 east in Carson City Monday afternoon. Initial reports are the accident caused a gas leak, according to dispatchers. The line was immediately secured, however, and firefighters will stand by until Southwest Gas arrives.

Carson City Fire Department and emergency personnel were dispatched at 4:17 p.m. to the accident. It is unknown at this time if there are injuries.

Virginia City’s only bookstore closing its doors

Another vestige of the Comstock’s proud history will come to a close when the Mark Twain Bookstore closes its doors later this year.

The bookstore, has been in operation for the last 20 years and is owned by Joe and Ellie Curtis of Virginia City. As its name implies, the book store specializes in the works of Mark Twain, but also contains numerous volumes on Western Americana, focusing largely on Nevada, the history of Virginia City and the famed Comstock Lode.

Nevada State Prison history lecture set for August 15

Event Date: 
August 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

CARSON CITY — A bloody palm print, footprints of monster men, the nation's first legal lethal gas chamber — all of this and more are at the heart of the Nevada State Prison story.

Find out about these nuggets of history by attending a free lecture entitled "Nevada State Prison: A History" on Thursday, August 15, at 6 p.m. Jennifer E. Riddle, Sena M. Loyd, and Stacy L. Branham, co-authors along with Curt Thomas of the recently published book, "Nevada State Prison," will be making the presentation.

Carson City man faces felony charge in domestic battery

A Carson City man was jailed early Tuesday morning following a domestic battery in which he allegedly prevented the victim from reporting the crime.

Amalio Pedro Montanes, 25, was arrested in the 3300 block of Pontius Place at 1:26 a.m. According to the arrest report, officers responded to the residence on a welfare check after dispatch received a call from a woman who gave an address and then disconnected.

Upon arrival officers met with the victim who stated she was upset with her boyfriend, identified a Montanes. The victim said he had come home drunk and wanted him to leave.

Saddle Up For KIds Event a Success

Food For Thought would like to think all the people who came out and supported us at our Saddle Up For Kids Events. Friday, June 28th’s dinner at the Governor’s Mansion and Saturday, June 29th’s Carnival at Mills Park wouldn’t have been as successful if not for our volunteers!

Fundraisers for Sullivan Adrian

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July 20, 2013 - 9:00am

On July 13th tragedy struck Ramon Adrian and Sami Barnes of Dayton when their 2 year old son, Sullivan "Sully" Adrian passed away. Please help Ramon and Sami with the medical and funeral expenses by attending a fundraiser car wash at the Valero Gas Station on Highway 50 in Dayton this Saturday, July 20th beginning at 9am.

There is also a memorial fund set up at Wells Fargo and donations can be made at any branch to the "Sully Memorial Fund."

Outdoors with Don Q: Take a summer vacation at Great Basin National Park

Here is a suggestion if you would like to take an mid-summer vacation at an out-of-the-way location, right here in the state of Nevada.

If you are interested, did you know that our very own White Pine County is home to one of the Nation's least visited and Nevada's only National Park: The 77,000 acre Great Basin National Park? 
If you've never been there, here is a whole bunch of useful information:

Carson City man arrested for domestic battery, baby and mother bruised after being hit with pillow

A Carson City man was arrested and faces charges including domestic battery and gross misdemeanor child abuse after using a pillow to repeatedly beat on his girlfriend in which their baby also sustained a bruise to the face, authorities said.

Miguel Angel Paredes, 23, was arrested at 4:08 a.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of Lone Mountain Drive. He faces a gross misdemeanor charge of abuse or neglect of a child, two misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer.

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