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CASI K9 Fun Run and Walk is Saturday; Pooch Plunge at the Carson City Aquatic Center Sept. 27

Event Date: 
September 27, 2014 - 9:00am

Two CASI events coming up. First is the third annual Carson Animal Services Initiative's 5K9 fun run/walk at Riverview Park on East Fifth Street in Carson City on Saturday, Sept. 20. The following week is the Pooch Plunge.

Saturday's K9 Walk/Run fundraising event is a great way for families to show off their pets while giving them some exercise too. Awards will be given to the 1st place male and female K9 finishers. Every participant receives a free gift.

Multiple cases of West Nile Virus found in Nevada

The Nevada Department of Agriculture’s Animal Disease and Food Safety Laboratory has detected numerous cases of West Nile Virus in Nevada.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for Sept. 17-23

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Sept. 17-23, 2014.

Comstock Mining Inc. Refuses Support for Independent Environmental Data Review

Event Date: 
September 16, 2014 (All day)

Silver City, NV - The Comstock Resident’s Association’s (CRA) recent request for funds to obtain third-party analysis of health and safety data associated with mining activities in Gold Hill and Silver City has been denied by Comstock Mining Inc. (CMI).

Column: Watch out for the latest child tax credit scam in Israel

The IRS has discovered false claims for child tax credits for returns filed by U.S. citizens that live in Israel. It may involve tens of millions of dollars.

The child tax credit can be $1,000 for each child who is not age 17 at the end of the year. The child must be either a U.S. citizen, national or resident of the U.S. The credit begins to phase out when the taxpayers (parents) modified adjusted gross income in 2013 reaches $110,000 for joint returns and $75,000 for single taxpayers.

Carson City area musicians Invited to Friday's Tuneville at BAC ahead of documentary

Tuneville Sept. 19 will be in the Performance Hall Lobby
Tuneville Sept. 19 will be in the Performance Hall Lobby
Event Date: 
September 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Musicians are invited to "Give What You Can and Play" before the film "Find Your Way: A Busker's Documentary" this Friday at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City. Tuneville Session invites acoustic musicians to play at the BAC Performance Hall lobby Sept. 19 from 5 to 6:45 p.m.

Breezy conditions through Wednesday with smoke from California fires possible

Low pressure nearing the California coast will continue to produce gusty winds across the Sierra and western Nevada Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

Peak gusts by Wednesday could reach 40 mph with stronger gusts in wind prone areas. Boaters on Lake Tahoe should use caution Tuesday and consider staying off the lake Wednesday. Travel may also be restricted along Interstate 80 and Highway 395 for high profile vehicles.

West Nile Virus confirmed in Carson City

The presence of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Carson City, the Nevada Department of Agriculture announced Monday. Officials tested wetlands, ditches and other small bodies of water during the first week of September and of the samples collected so far the virus is present in one of the test sites.

The site was in a rural, eastern area of Carson City, along the Carson River, said Dustin Boothe, division manager and epidemiologist for the Carson City Health and Human Services.

Forest Service to host Heavenly expansion proposal open house Thursday

The U.S. Forest Service will hold an open house on Thursday, September 18, 2014, to explain and answer questions about its draft analysis of a proposal from Heavenly Mountain Resort to expand year-round, non-skiing activities at the Lake Tahoe resort.

Statewide recycled art contest underway

The Nevada Recycles program has partnered with Las Vegas Sands Corp. to support a statewide recycled art contest to increase Nevadans’ awareness and interest in recycling.

Entrants must be Nevada residents and projects must be composed of used recyclable materials. Submission of entry form and photos of artwork are due by Oct. 31, 2014.

In addition to a $200 prize to the first place class project, Las Vegas Sands Corp. will provide first, second and third ($250, $100, and $50 respectively) prizes in four categories: Kindergarten-grade 5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12 and Adult.

What Works: Why so serious? Using humor to shift your attitude

There’s something special about a good parody. I always get a laugh when something is turned on its head and shown in a new comedic light. Lately, I’ve realized I can do that with my own fallible actions. When I use humor on it, I render it powerless, shut up the nagging negatively in my head, and can actually laugh at myself.

Drift smoke from Pollock Pines wildfire seen west of Carson City

UPDATE: Drift smoke from a large and growing wildfire in northern California was seen Sunday west of Carson City in the Hobart, Lakeview and Marlette areas. Carson City firefighters have checked the areas after several 911 calls were made to dispatch.

Carson City Council, US Navy League 30th Anniversary!

Event Date: 
September 17, 2014 - 5:30pm

The Carson City Council of the United States Navy League will celebrate its 30th Anniversary at our meeting on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The Dinner and meeting will be held in the Banquet Room at Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St., Carson City. The social hour will be at 5:30 PM and the dinner hour will begin at 6:15 PM. Attendees can access the Casino Buffett from the Banquet Room.
Mayor Bob Crowell, the Council’s first president will speak and hopefully be joined by some of the other original members of the council to help us celebrate the occasion!

A glimpse inside the Tesla lobbyists' Carson City HQ

Directly across the street from the Nevada Legislature sits a small, painted-brick building.

To get there, lobbyists and lawmakers alike must run the gauntlet of a crosswalk across Highway 395, where cars may or may not stop for you.

Today, sitting in the sun outside the little brick building are two gleaming Tesla Model S sports cars.

Statewide Nevada 150 events held throughout second half of September

Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of September. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Sept. 15 through 30.

Public safety: Expect more motorcycles on road with run up to Street Vibrations

As summer gives way to fall we are seeing the last few weeks of motorcycle riding time for our recreational and fair weather riders. This has led to an increase in motorcycle activity around Carson City as the days are still warm. With Street Vibrations around the corner you will be sharing the roadway with even more riders.

Solar storms could produce Aurora borealis visible over Northern Nevada

Two recent solar storms may produce northern lights visible over Northern Nevada on Friday and Saturday.
NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center predicts that the two solar eruptions that happened earlier this week will travel past Earth, producing geomagnetic storms — explosions of magnetic field and plasma from the Sun's corona out into space.

An Evening with George Whittell, Jr. Sept. 16 at Gold Hill Hotel Chautauqua

Event Date: 
September 16, 2014 - 7:30pm

On Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Mr. Whittell will pay a visit to the Gold Hill Hotel from his summer retreat at the Thunderbird Lodge on Lake Tahoe. He will undoubtedly have some stories that include Bill the Lion, his elephant Mingo, surviving World Wars I and II, and his six custom Duesenberg luxury cars.

Whittell is played by Steve Hale in first person and costume. In the Chautauqua you may be the first to hear about his big plans for his 30,000 acre estate and 27 miles of shoreline on the Lake!

Reno couple pleads guilty to felony counterfeiting charges

A Reno couple pled guilty Wednesday in a Sacramento federal court to possessing counterfeit U.S. currency and counterfeit or unauthorized access devices, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said.

William Theodore Lewis, 50, and Lori Marie Dahl, 50, a married couple, remain in custody and are scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Kimberly J. Mueller on Dec. 10, 2014. Lewis and Dahl each face a maximum statutory penalty of 25 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and five years of supervised release.


NDOW seeks to hire 7 new game wardens for mostly rural duty stations

The Nevada Department of Wildlife has seven openings for entry level game wardens, most of which are in rural Nevada duty stations. This is the largest recruitment of game wardens in NDOW’s history.

“The agency has experienced several retirements and some turnover in the last few years,” said Tyler Turnipseed, Chief Game Warden at NDOW.

Annual forecast good news for Nevada chukar hunters

Forget all of the fluff, let’s just cut to the good news: This year’s Nevada Chukar Hunting Forecast, an annual report put out by the Nevada Department of Wildlife that takes habitat conditions and statewide survey results to estimate chukar populations, was recently released and predicts good chukar hunting for much of Nevada.

"We were hoping the spring and summer rains we had would provide good conditions for chick survival and they did," said Chris Healy, public information officer for NDOW.

Supervisor Karen Abowd holds monthly walk Friday at Mills Park

Event Date: 
September 12, 2014 - 12:00pm

The community is invited to join Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd for her monthly walkabout Friday, Sept. 12 at noon in Mills Park.

Abowd has conducted these events as a way to gather input from constituents on issues and challenges facing Carson City and to gather their feedback and hear their ideas.

"Our walkabouts have been a wonderful way to hear what people think and feel about what is going on in our community in real time,” she said. “Everyone is invited to come out and share their perspectives with me or ask questions they may have.”

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for Sept. 10-17

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Sept. 10-17, 2014.

Washoe County fetches $16 million for Reno to Sparks transit service

Nevada will receive $29.3 million in funding for northern and southern Silver State transportation projects, Sen. Harry Reid announced Tuesday.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County will receive $16 million to develop a rapid bus transit service connecting Reno and Sparks. This will construct the a 3.6 mile 4th Street/Prater Way RAPID Transit BRT project and may include upgraded electric buses and additional electric charging infrastructure, as well as construct accessible sidewalks and bike lanes.

Morning showers around Carson City keep smoke at bay from growing Yosemite fire

The Meadow Fire burning in Yosemite National Park continues to grow, with smoke expected to impact the Carson City and Carson Valley areas though it has been minimal because of rain showers throughout the region.

The blaze may be a spot fire from the Meadow Fire, believed to be caused by lightning, forest and park officials said. It was discovered at approximately 12:30 p.m. Sunday and has grown to 2,582 acres as of Monday morning. It is burning within the Little Yosemite Valley on both sides of the Merced River.

Ronald Richard Kendall

Ron Kendall of Carson City, Nevada peacefully passed away on August 27, 2014. He was born in Guthrie Center, Iowa on May 3...

Tesla Motors -- Good News Is... Bad News?

The plain news is that Tesla motors sealed a deal with Nevada to locate a major new plant in Reno. You'd think that would be good news, with major investment and thousands of permanent jobs for the area. People should be cheering. But it comes in exchange for major tax breaks. That’s the bad news. So, instead of cheering, some people are turning on the Governor and others. Some, like the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) are raising policy, legal and constitutional issues.

Weather Service: Smoke from Yosemite fire headed to Carson City

UPDATE: The ‪Meadow Fire‬ in Yosemite National Park is exhibited explosive growth Sunday, producing pyrocumulus clouds visible in Carson City and Reno, according to the National Weather Service.

The fire is burning in the Little Yosemite Valley area and at last report was 700 acres and growing. Smoke from the fire will impact areas to the northeast of Yosemite. High resolution forecast models show that a layer of smoke will affect the Carson City, Reno and Carson Valley areas by Monday morning if intense burning continues, according to the weather service.

Carson City parks Memorial Wall nominations sought for 2014 awards

Each year, the Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department, recognizes individuals and groups who contribute to the vitality of the community and Carson City's recreational environment.

Filmmakers wanted for first Carson Creepy Film Festival

Carson City area filmmakers who’ve ever wanted to take their art to the dark side are encouraged to enroll in the first Carson Creepy Film Festival, Oct. 15-20. The inaugural festival is open to teams who can turn around a film in a week’s worth of time. It’s free to enter.

With the general theme “Creepy” the Brewery Arts Center is looking for films from a number of sub genres to choose from including Halloween, Ghost, monster, psychological thriller, sci-fi, spiders and insects, vampire, witches and zombies. Films can lean to comedy or horror.

Downtown Carson City street design concepts presented today open house

Event Date: 
September 16, 2014 - 12:00pm

Carson City will present concepts for improvements to downtown Carson Street at a public open house on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at noon and 5:30 p.m. in the Community Center Sierra Room.

The concepts will be available for public review and staff will be available to answer questions and take public comments from 12 to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Plans for downtown include wider sidewalks and enhanced landscaping. The plans will implement the vision for downtown that was adopted with the City’s Master Plan in 2006.

Forecasters: El Niño likely weaker than thought and within the next few months

El Niño may be later than originally predicted, but forecasters still think it's likely, according to NOAA and Climate.gov. Among the reasons is the dark red "blob" which shows unusually high sea surface height.

The higher than average water level marks the location of a "kelvin wave" of warm water sloshing along the equator toward the Eastern Pacific. What does it spell for drought-striken California and Nevada? It is too early to tell.

William E. Oliver

Mar 23, 1938 - Aug 26, 2014 William “Bill” was born at the residence of May Newnan. He was a life long resident of Carson City and gr...

Care Partners Reaching Out (CarePRO)

Event Date: 
October 1, 2014 - 1:00pm

CAREPRO:  CARE PARTNERS REACHING OUTDates in October will be announced for FREE Workshops to help you learn:About dementia and its impactHow to communicate with your loved oneHow to take better care of  your own healthHow to manage your frustration, irritation, and stressFor more information call the Alzheimer's Assoc. Workshops begin in October and may be scheduled through November. 800 22-3900.Location:  1301 Cordone Ave, Reno, Nevada 89502

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for Sept. 3-10

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Sept. 3-10, 2014.

Carson City auto mechanics celebrate Labor Day weekend with marathon truck rebuild

A retired mechanic from Carson City and some of his friends have pulled out all the stops this Labor Day weekend for a ‘round the clock truck building project that may rival anything done on TV reality shows.

John Jackson’s plan: Refurbish a 1969 Peterbilt 358 into an old school hotrod using parts from six similar rigs. A feat like this would take months if it were a weekend garage hobby and probably cost tens of thousand of dollars.

Visitors Bureau, BAC team up to show acclaimed street musician film 'Find Your Way'

Event Date: 
September 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

Carson City Visitors Bureau and the Brewery Arts Center are partnering to promote the acclaimed film, "Find Your Way: A Busker's Documentary" Sept. 19. Leading up to the showing, performers will be taking to the streets of Carson City to showcase their talent and promote the film.

Nevada public safety, health and governor partner for National Preparedness Month

Gov. Brian Sandoval proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month in Nevada. The Nevada Division of Emergency Management/Homeland Security, and the Division of Public and Behavioral Health urges Nevadans to prepare for an emergency that would require self-reliance for three days without utilities and electricity, water service, access to a supermarket or local services, household medical needs, and possibly without response from police, fire or rescue.

Doug 'Mac the Naw' Busey's Labor Day weekend Lake Tahoe and Sierra fishing report

Hello fellow anglers, welcome to Labor Day weekend. It seems as though the summer flew by again, and here we are going into September. Last week Renee and I spent a few days in Alpine County. We set up base camp at the Carson River Resort. The resort is centralized in the area we enjoy fishing the most. We started on the East Carson River and worked our way up to Wolf Creek and Silver Creek. The water flows have slowed down but are still very fishable.

Paul Michel Laxalt

May 2, 1962 - Aug 24, 2014 Our dear husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend Paul M. Laxalt, has left us...

Nine reasons why you should go to China with Carson Now and the Chamber Travel Club

Next April, I will be traveling with the Carson City Chamber of Commerce Travel Club on a trade mission to China. This trip is open to anyone who wants to go, and is a great way to see this country for a really great price. Here are nine reasons why you should go:

Kingsbury Grade closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday

State Route 207, Kingsbury Grade in Douglas County will be closed near Daggett Summit beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2 through sometime in October as the second scheduled construction closure takes place for the Nevada Department of Transportation’s Kingsbury Grade Pavement Reconstruction Project.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for Labor Day weekend

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of August 27 through Labor Day.

Column: Avoid the penalty for underpayment of estimated tax

If your individual income tax return ends up with a balance to pay of more than $1,000, you may incur a small penalty for Underpayment of Estimated Tax. Form 2210 is used to compute the penalty and it is a fun form with many special rules.

The penalty is not really only about estimated tax. If you have tax withheld from wages, retirement, social security benefits, etc. and you owe more than $1,000 with your return, you may incur the penalty.

What Works: Boundaries — Good Fences Make Good Relationships

I visited a friend’s house this weekend and noticed a dog roaming freely in their unfenced yard. At first I was taken aback and then I noticed something. They were utilizing an electric fence. Put aside your feelings about electric fences for a moment and hang with me for a bit. This concept can teach us a lot about personal and professional boundaries.

Investigators seek information on three suspicious fires Sunday in Gardnerville

Douglas County authorities say three fires Sunday in the Gardnerville Ranchos area may have been deliberately set and are asking anyone for information to contact them.

East Fork Fire and Paramedic District were called to a vegetation fire Sunday, 1:39 a.m. in a vacant lot behind 1309 Langley Ave, Gardnerville. The fire ignited a NV Energy power pole and cut power to a 16 unit apartment building, said Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Pat Brooks.  

Lake Tahoe woman attacked by bear may face feeding charges

A Lake Tahoe woman who was attacked by a black bear in her backyard could become the first person in the area charged with illegally feeding the wild animals.

California authorities say the woman, whose name hasn't been released, has been feeding bears for years in her yard on the lake's north shore at Kings Beach.

Senator Square: Carson High students return with plenty of sports, clubs and activities

Welcome back to another week of Senator Square, all news about students, staff and events at Carson High School. If you have information you’d like the community to know about in relation to CHS, please contact me agolik@carson.k12.nv.us.

Speech and Debate

Carson City sheriff warns of scammer making phony phone calls threatening arrest

Another telephone scammer, this time claiming to be the Carson City undersheriff, has surfaced again. Sheriff Ken Furlong is warning citizens not to engage with the caller.

The sheriff's office is receiving a heavy volume of reports from area residents that they had received telephone calls from the current Carson Undersheriff, Steve Albertsen, and warned of a warrant for their arrest, said Furlong.

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.

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