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Famed USAF Band of the Golden West to perform Saturday at Governor's Mansion

USAF Golden West Winds will perform a free concert this Saturday evening, Aug. 16, in the backyard of the Governor's Mansion as part of the Jazz and Beyond festival this month in Carson City.

Carson City Jazz and Beyond Summer Music Festival launches Aug. 1

Event Date: 
August 1, 2014 (All day)

The Jazz and Beyond Festival, Aug. 1-17 in Carson City, embraces numerous artists and highlights various venues in and around the Capital City and includes such genres as: Bluegrass, Blues, Middle-Eastern music and much more.

The styles of musical interpretations are as unique as the settings — offering exciting experience for all to enjoy. Last year, the festival featured 60 performances and over 100 performers. Event Promoters expect to once again exceed the expectations of attendees with an amazing lineup.

Mad Hatter Garden Party with Corky Bennett Trio Aug. 1 at the Nevada Governor's Mansion

The 2014 Jazz and Beyond - Carson City Music Festival will open Friday, August 1 with a "Mad Hatter Garden Party" featuring music by the Corky Bennett Trio in the backyard of the Nevada Governor's Mansion.

The ticketed party features music, finger foods by Carson City Confections, wine, beer, and a raffle. Festivities run from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Governor puts his signature on CASI fundraising silent auction donation

Two Carson City residents working on a project for the 7th annual CASI Bark, Whine and Dine set for Sunday, July 27 at Fuji Park have gotten a rare gift donation from the Nevada Governor's Office.

Volunteers Adrianne S. Harris and George M. Allen asked Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval if he could provide a signed autograph on something that can be sold at the silent auction. The governor agreed and his secretary presented the volunteers a limited edition 12-inch by 14-inch print by Reno artist Roy Powers. The print is of the Governor's mansion.

Carson City Symphony presents 30th Pops Party Concert at Governor's Mansion

Event Date: 
June 8, 2014 - 3:00pm

The beautiful back lawn of the Governor's Mansion is the site of the Carson City Symphony's 30th annual Pops Party concert on Sunday, June 8, at 3 p.m. This concert is an official Nevada 150 event.

The program features the Carson City Symphony, Carson City Symphony Chorus, STRAZZ Youth Strings, and guest singers Sherre Carne and Cindee LeVal. Grounds open and pre-concert entertainment by the Yale-Worth strolling strings duo begins at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Carson High Announces Newly Inaugurated Officers

It was a night of firsts and lasts for the elected Student Council members of Carson High School. The formal inauguration took place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the banquet room at the governor's mansion in Carson City and wrapped up at about 7:40 p.m.

The hour and forty minutes was filled with plenty of drama and excitement. Carson High School holds a very high standard in regards to its Student Council. The council has received the silver star award, the most prestigious of all awards within the state of Nevada Student Councils, ten of the last twelve years.

Plans for Carson City Jazz and Beyond Music Festival underway

Get ready for an exciting summer of music when the Jazz and Beyond Carson City Music Festival takes place, August 1-17. The festival, which began in 2004, is presented by the Mile High Jazz Band Assoc.

Last year, the Jazz and Beyond Festival featured 60 performances and over 100 performers, and organizers hope to match that accomplishment this year. Most performances are presented free to the public. Beyond jazz, the festival included bluegrass, blues, mariachi, and more.

May 9, 10 Benefit Sale for the Common Core forum

Event Date: 
May 9, 2014 - 4:00pm


A fundraiser for the Common Core Forum at the Governor's Mansion on May 27

FRIDAY May 9, 4-7PM
SATURDAY May 10, 10AM - 2PM

Gary Schmidt's campaign office
1208 North Carson Street, between John St. and Fleischmann Way
Carson City

Plenty of parking in the rear on Curry St.
Breezeway from parking lot through the middle of the building.

Questions? call Ann Bednarski 882‐3854

Common Core forum
Nevada Room, Governor's Mansion

May 27 Common Core Forum at the Governor's Mansion

Event Date: 
May 27, 2014 - 4:30pm


All you need to know about COMMON CORE's impact on K‐12 Students

TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
4:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Nevada Room, Governor's Mansion, 606 Mountain Street, Carson City


LANCE IZUMI, J.D., Senior Fellow, Pacific Research Institute
Author of “Obama's Education Takeover; Not as Good as You Think.”


Saddle Up For Kids

Event Date: 
June 6, 2014 - 5:00pm

Save the Date, June 6th from 5-8 is our annual Saddle up for Kids fundraiser at the Governor's Mansion! Tickets $50 for adults, $20 for kids! Music by, "Mike and the Liabilities", Cowboy hat contest! Call 885-7770 for more details!

Ron Wood center to honor John Hurzel as Community Leader of the Year at Governor's Mansion

Ron Wood Family Resource Center honors John Hurzel of Carson City.
Event Date: 
May 17, 2014 - 3:00pm

Ron Wood Family Resource Center in Carson City will honor John Hurzel for his service to children, families and the community on May 17, 2014 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion.

John is a long time resident of Carson City and contributes his efforts toward enhancing the lives of many through his culinary talents and selfless generosity. John offers his expertise to youth interested in the culinary arts and has been a supporter of many non-profit organizations with a healthy nutritional focus.

Carson City Democratic Women's Club History Tea photos

The Carson City Democratic Women's Club sponsored a History Tea at the Governor's Mansion on Saturday. Participants dressed in various period clothes and gave presentations on different periods of Nevada history.

Man jailed on $1 million bail after chase through Carson City ends near Governor's Mansion

A 40-year-old man is being held on more than $1 million bail after leading Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies on a pursuit through the west side of Carson City late Wednesday night, ending when he crashed a stolen vehicle he was driving into a shed and tree near the Governor's Mansion.

Outdoors with Don Q: Late winter offers lots of opportunities for staying busy

If you're not into traditional winter sports such as ice fishing, ice skating, downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling, there is not a lot to do in late winter...for most people.

Some choose to stare out the window, complain about the snow, ice, frost and darkness of wintertime and stay glued to their TV sets. However, there are plenty of activities to take your mind off our cold weather, dark mornings and evenings, if you would like to do so.

Buck finds his comfort zone

This photo by Todd Crowell was taken Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at Sunset Way behind the Governor's Mansion in Carson City.

Carson City deer find plenty to feast on the first week of the new year

Elaine Quilici of Carson City, wife of Outdoors editor Don Quilici, took these photos of mule deer on Monday, Jan. 6. The first photo is of a buck standing just off the Kings Canyon Road.

Other photos are deer in the general area of the Governor's Mansion on the west side of Carson City.
Note the mail man and mail truck in photo No. 05.

Summit at Governor's Mansion to raise awareness of Nevada’s food insecurity

State and federal agencies and non-profit organization leaders will meet Wednesday with Nevada’s First Lady Kathleen Sandoval at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City to address food and hunger issues during the Northern Nevada Food Summit.

More than two dozen riders participate in Halloween Blinky Man bike event

At least 30 riders participated in the first Halloween version Blinky Man, a night-time bicycling-with-lights event through Carson City.

The free-to-ride all ages event saw participants dress themselves and their bikes with costumes and bright and blinking lights where they peddled around town, including a stop at the Governor's mansion. After the children's events finished the tour was geared toward adult riding with stops at The Tap Shack and the Haunted Alley Way at the Horseshoe Club.

The Nevada Day 2013 celebration continues all weekend long

As an "Old Timer" who was born and raised in Carson City, the Nevada Day celebration has always been something special in my life.

Through many years of living in Carson City, I have enjoyed many of the activities associated with the celebration of our state's admission to the Union, way back on October 31, 1864.

No tricks this Halloween: Carson City celebrates Beggars' Night on Oct. 31

Treat or treating in Carson City will be held on Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31. Just like it is celebrated throughout the country.

If you're a Carson City resident, the question as to when Beggar's Night falls on isn't a dumb one to wonder or ask since wrenches have been thrown into the mix every few years due to Nevada Day festivities.

Because Nevada Day sometimes falls on Oct. 31, there have been instances where the annual trick or treating ritual in Carson City has been moved up or down the calendar.

Large bear captured near Mountain Street

UPDATE: Nevada Department of Wildlife personnel captured a large male black bear Wednesday morning behind the Reinhold Sadler House on Mountain Street, a couple of blocks from the Governor's Mansion.

The bear was hit with one tranquilizer dart and then climbed a tree, where it stayed for 30-40 minutes, until it was driven down with pepper spray and hit with a second dart, in front of several onlookers.

It's Your City with author and Ventana Sierra founder Ellen Hopkins

New York Times best selling author Ellen Hopkins is this week's guest on It's Your City produced by Access Carson City Television. Hopkins discusses her books, including "Crank" as well as founding the nonprofit Ventana Sierra in Carson City along with her daughter Kelly. The house opened June 1.

Swing with Jazz and Beyond Carson City Music Festival

The summer will sizzle in blue hot notes this August in Carson City as the Mile High Jazz Band Association, local businesses, and music lovers prepare for "Jazz and Beyond: Carson City Music Festival."

Complete schedule with links: http://milehighjazz.com/J&B_schedule_2013.htm

Food for Thought carnival fundraiser at Mills Park today in Carson City

Event Date: 
June 29, 2013 (All day)

Mills Park in Carson City is alive today with carnival activities and more for a good cause — to help change lives for hungry children in our community — one meal at a time.

Food for Thought is a Carson City nonprofit whose mission is to provide nutritious meals to chronically hungry school children in our community.

Carson City Symphony presents 'At the Movies' free concert June 9 at Governor's Mansion

The beautiful back lawn of the Nevada Governor's Mansion is the site of the Carson City Symphony's 29th annual Pops Party concert on Sunday, June 9, at 3:00 p.m. The program, "At the Movies," features the Carson City Symphony, Carson City Symphony Chorus, Youth Strings, and guest singer Jakki Ford. Grounds open and pre-concert entertainment by the Symphony Flutes begins at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Carson City Symphony presents 'At the Movies' 29th Pops Party Concert

Event Date: 
June 9, 2013 - 3:00pm

The beautiful back lawn of the Governor's Mansion is the site of the Carson City Symphony's twenty-ninth annual "Pops Party" concert on Sunday, June 9, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. The program, "At the Movies," features the Carson City Symphony, Carson Chamber Singers, Strings in the Schools youth orchestra, and guest singer Jakki Ford. Grounds open and pre-concert entertainment begins at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Community Leaders of the Year Benefit

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun May 19 2013 .
May 18, 2013 - 5:00pm
Event Date: 
May 19, 2013 - 5:00pm

We will be honoring Charlie and Karen Abowd as our Community Leaders of the Year as part of Ron Wood Family Resource Center's annual event!

The event will be on May 18 from 5pm to 9pm at the Governor's Mansion. The event serves to honor Charlie and Karen as two of the unsung heroes of our community. The event also benefits the Ron Wood Family Resource Center. Congressman Mark Amodei will serve as auctioneer.

Wine tasting, Hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auctions and raffle will highlight the event. For more information please call - 884-2269 or visit www.carson-family.org.

Nevada GOP Central Committee hosts Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at dinner

Meeting in Carson City this weekend, the Nevada Republican State Central Committee featured Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at a dinner held at the Governor's Mansion Friday.
Earlier in the day Nevada's GOP Central Committee members attended sessions at the Nevada State Legislature.
Saturday's activities include caucus meetings and a keynote address by Tea Party organizer Heather Gass.

Outdoors with Don Q: Where to look for wildlife and birds and what to see

In our many wanderings in the Great Outdoors in the last few years, Elaine and I have encountered all kinds of wildlife and birds; and I thought that it might be fun to share some of those encounters in the hope that, you too, might also experience some unforgettable memories.

So, with that as a lead-in, here's where to look and what you might see, and don't forget to take your iPhones or digital cameras for photos:

Carson City teens admit to vandalism spree, one still being sought

An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old juvenile male were arrested Tuesday and admitted to a vandalism spree that marred the west side of Carson City on Sunday.

Vandals strike west side of Carson City with BB guns and rocks; homes, vehicles, school and church hit

UPDATE: The Carson City Sheriff's Office is investigating at least eight instances of vandalism Sunday in which homes, vehicles, Carson Middle School and a church were hit with BBs shot from a gun and rocks thrown into windows. Vehicle windows were also shot along the same block as the Governor's Mansion.

Officers began getting reports at around 6 a.m. of vandalism where residential and vehicle windows were hit with BBs and rocks, said Carson City Sheriff's Office Capt. Clay Wall. The vandalism appears to be on the west side of Carson Street.

Love Our Pets Wine Tasting

Event Date: 
February 8, 2013 - 5:00pm

The Love our Pets Wine Tasting will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City.
The event is sponsored by the Carson Animal Service Initiative and will be emceed by Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at:
Purple Avocado (www.thepurpleavocado.com/)
Artsy Fartsy (www.artsyfartsyartgallery.com/)

Deer make their way to Carson City neighborhoods

Elaine Quilici of Carson City, wife of Carson Now Outdoor editor Don Quilici, took these great deer photos over on the west side of town, near the Governor's Mansion, last week.

Governor sweet on Northern Nevada's Kimmie Candy company

The 3,000 bags of Halloween candy that Gov. Brian Sandoval handed out Wednesday night to trick-or-treaters at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City weren't Snickers or M&Ms or something made in Hershey, Pa.

Halloween activities at Carson Mall, Governor's Mansion

Along with neighborhood trick or treating, a handful of Halloween events are lined up for Wednesday including A Halloween Festival planned at Carson Mall. Costumed kids, face painting, games, prizes, snacks and more are featured from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Parents and children can then move on to the Governor's Mansion for an annual Halloween meet and greet, trick or treat.

Outdoors with Don Q: Celebrate Nevada Day 2012

As an "Old Timer" who was born and raised in Carson City, the Nevada Day celebration has always been something special in my life.
Through many years of living in Carson City, I have enjoyed many of the activities associated with the celebration of our state's admission to the Union, way back on October 31, 1864.

'Casa Blanca' Spoof at the Governor’s Mansion Benefits the Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary

Event Date: 
November 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

CARSON CITY – Where can you see a mystery dinner show spoofing the movie “Casa Blanca” and the American dream of winning the big jackpot? At the Governor’s mansion Nov. 3 when the Proscenium Players, Inc. present “Dealt a Deadly Hand: Murder at the Carson City Casino Royale.

Carson City goes full-board live music with Jazz and Beyond Music Festival in August

The summer sizzles as the Mile High Jazz Band Association, Carson City, local businesses and jazz lovers proudly present the 2012 "Jazz & Beyond" Carson City Music Festival, an annual event that began in August 2004. Performances at multiple venues in Carson City will feature more than 100 musicians in over 50 bands, Aug. 3-19 and are mainly free. Music styles include Dixieland jazz, big band, bluegrass, Latin, blues and folk.

28th Annual Pops Party Presents "Cowboys & Cowgirls"

Event Date: 
June 10, 2012 - 3:00pm

Come soak up some sun at the “Cowboys & Cowgirls” performance during Carson City’s twenty-eighth annual Pops Party on Sunday, June 10, located at the Governor’s Mansion at 3 P.M. The “Cowboys & Cowgirls” program will feature classic western tunes performed by The Carson City Symphony and Chamber Singers, and Strings of the Schools youth orchestra.

Join Soroptimist International of Carson City for "Champagne & Shoes" - A Ladies Night Out

Event Date: 
April 20, 2012 (All day)

Join us for a special ladies night out in the Nevada Room at the Governor's Mansion!

Ladies, you deserve a night of excitement, fun, friendship, contests and prizes. Your ticket also includes fabulous gourmet hors d’oeuvres and champagne!

Come enjoy our “Razzle Dazzle ‘Em Shoe Contest” as a contestant or an enthusiastic judge. Wear your favorite new, used or creatively decorated shoes. Prizes for the Best Casual Shoes, Boots, Elegant Shoes and “Gaga Outrageous” Shoes. A prize for the Best Ensemble too! Call all your friends and join us for a night to remember!

Carson City Democratic Womens Club Fashion Show Lunch

Event Date: 
March 17, 2012 - 11:15am

It's a Green green Green World! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Governor's Mansion by drinking green beer, wine or liquor and playing a trivia game. Enjoy the advent of spring by bidding on silent auction items. Feel the impacts of green energy by wearing vintage fashions from our local thrift and consignment stores. You might win a prize for the best dressed or best deal. You can also see a lot of "experienced" fashions from our local celebrity models. Come and have a wonderful lunch for $25 or have a couple of drinks also for $33.

Nevada Day: Sandoval continues traditions

Gov. Brian Sandoval this weekend continues the long-standing traditions of opening the governor's mansion to visitors in honor of the state's birthday and handing out candy to trick-or-treaters ...

State Indian commission to honor 4 Nevadans

The Nevada Indian Commission will honor four Nevadans on Nov. 5 at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City for their important contributions that have helped the American Indian community in Nevada....

Ghost walk among the haunted in Carson City on Saturday

By the Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau
Aberrations await and spirits linger during a two-hour walking tour July 23, Aug. 20 and Sept. 24 through the historic district of Carson City.
History and storytelling are the orders of the day on this tour through Victorian-style homes and neighborhoods, where reality and legend come together, leaving ghost walkers to wonder what is truth and what is fiction.

Carson City musicians present 'Railroad Tracks' concert

The back lawn of the Governor's Mansion is the site of a musical railroad adventure for the Carson City Symphony's 27th annual Pops Party concert at 3 p.m. Sunday.The program, "Railroad Tracks,"...

Nevada Day

For more photos go to aroundcarson.com and click here to see some spectacular photos of Halloween at the Governor's Mansion.

Governor's office says Nugget Project proponents overstating their support

A letter from Gov. Jim Gibbon's office states that a feasibility study done for the Carson City Center Project (AKA Nugget Project) has "overstated" the governor's support of the project.

Kenny & Me

There are about a million people who know Kenny Guinn better than I do.

But it's that fact that makes the interactions I had with him so interesting.

As a political columnist, I took my fair share of shots at him, on issues like Yucca Mountain and his big tax rebate program. Besides sending his nuke dump point man out to counter my criticisms, he never held those against me.

Former Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn dies

Former Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn, who guided Nevada from January 1999 through the end of his second term in 2006, died this morning of a heart attack in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

Jim Gibbons' tea party gambit

It seems like Gov. Jim Gibbons is officially jumping on the Tea Party bandwagon.

I've been wondering what was taking him so long.

Gibbons has been such a disaster that he might become the first sitting Nevada governor to lose a primary. His main challenger, Brian Sandoval, has raised five times more cash as Gibbons, and there are many who think this race has already been decided.

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