Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 1:22pm
Event Date:July 13, 2013 (All day)
The Sierra Nevada Bass Club sponsored the Topaz Open over Father's Day Weekend (June 15-16) at Topaz Landing/Marina and Lodge/Casino. With four boats and 7 anglers making the trip and all but one managed to catch legal fish to bring to the scale during the two day event.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 11:10am
CARSON CITY — Nevada's program to provide college scholarships to deserving students will continue through 2018, with a $15 million cash infusion to the Gov. Guinn Millennium Scholarship program, State Treasurer Kate Marshall announced this week.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:44pm
Inside Out Chiropractic has moved to 1502 N. Carson Street, unit 5 (in the Century 21 building). Dr. Black, DC, comments “I am most pleased with this new location. While it is smaller, it is much more conducive to seeing patients”.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 9:08pm
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 11:29pm
CARSON CITY — Nevada Senate members became emotional Monday evening as they honored those who would not return for another session.
Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, who serves as Senate president, faces a term limit that does not allow him to serve again in the Senate. That makes the last day of the session his last day in the Legislature.
The senators took time out of the floor session to honor their colleague saying that they were proud to have served with him, and even giving him a coffee machine as a parting gift.
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 11:25pm
As the last day of the 77th session of the Nevada Legislature was coming to an end Monday and the clock ticked closer to deadline, legislators were becoming more and more burned out, as well as the technology they rely on.
The Assembly floor session became a perfect example of this.
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 4:33pm
CARSON CITY — Controversial gun bill Senate Bill 221 passed 23-19 in the Assembly on Monday, with four Democrats voting against the measure.
However, the bill is expected to be vetoed by Brian Sandoval in the next 10 days.
The bill requires background checks on the private sales of guns and requires courts to report mental health issues, which would be used as part of the background check.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 1:32pm
Four Carson City men and one woman were arrested and face multiple charges after law officers were assaulted when they attempted to break up a loud baby shower party Saturday night.
The Nevada Highway Patrol and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was called in as backup as the party in the 1700 block of North Curry Street grew out of control, with three known gang members pushing, shoving and threatening officers.
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 5:15pm
CARSON CITY — The Assembly Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining met Thursday to discuss a bill that would require the development of a program to regulate the use of hydraulic fracturing in Nevada.
Commonly known as “fracking,” hydraulic fracturing is a process in which an amalgam of water, sand and chemicals is pressurized and injected into the ground to break up rock formations. Fracking can be used in the retrieval of natural gas and oil from deep beneath the earth’s surface, which is exactly what Houston-based Noble Energy Inc. intends to do in Elko County.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 12:43pm
Event Date:June 14, 2013 - 7:30pm
Shakespeare comes to the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City this June when the Proscenium Players, Inc. presents the Bard’s comedy “Taming of the Shrew.”
Directed by Jeff Fast and performed in traditional Shakespearean language and style, the play tells the story of a rich merchant who won’t allow his fair young daughter to marry until her shrewish older sister does.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 1:57pm
Event Date:May 27, 2013 - 11:00am
The Vietnam Veterans of America, Carson City Area Chapter 388 invite you attend a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 27, beginning at 11 AM at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.
The service will be an hour long. Immediately following the service, there will be an unveiling of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The shrine lists the names of 151 young men from Nevada who gave their lives in Vietnam. Adjacent to that are the names of eight nurses who also gave their lives in Vietnam while they were there caring for our troops.
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 11:10am
Many people filled the Nevada Assembly chambers in Carson City on Thursday as a resolution to repeal a same-sex marriage ban in Nevada passed 27-14, bringing the state one step closer to marriage equality.
Senate Joint Resolution 13 requires that all marriages be treated equally under the law and removes gender from the definition of marriage. It also specifies that religious institutions can choose not to marry couples of the same gender.
Reno residents, Meredith Tanzer, 42, and Yevonne Allen, 28, have followed the measure closely during this session.
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 4:18pm
UPDATE: The Nevada Assembly voted along party lines Thursday to allow a public vote on a resolution that would repeal Nevada’s longstanding 5 percent tax cap on mining net proceeds.
Five Assembly members took the opportunity to speak prior to the vote on Senate Joint Resolution 15. Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams and Assemblyman Skip Daly both spoke in favor of the resolution.
Submitted by Don Quilici on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 9:43am
Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-27) is coming up, just around the corner, the weather is forecast for gorgeous conditions, and for countless folks in this general area, it will be their first 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.
So, be prepared for lots of company wherever you go or whatever you do.
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:11pm
CARSON CITY — Survivors and family members of victims of gun violence were present in the Senate chambers Wednesday when a bill that would require background checks for individuals engaging in the private party sale of a firearm passed on a partisan vote of 11-10. Survivors as well as family members of gun violence victims were present in the Senate Chamber today when a bill that would require background checks for individuals engaging in the private party sale of a firearm passed on a partisan vote of 11-10.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 11:08am
Assemblyman Pete Livermore, Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell and members of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society assembled late Tuesday afternoon to witness Gov. Brian Sandoval sign off on the recommendation to study the feasibility of turning the historic prison into a visitor's museum/attraction.
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 4:14pm
CARSON CITY — The Assembly has passed a bill that will require a three-year suspension on black bear hunting in Nevada while the Department of Wildlife conducts a scientific study to determine if a healthy population of the animals can be sustained in the event that a sanctioned bear-hunting season is re-instituted permanently. SB82 was originally aimed at banning bear hunting indefinitely but has since been amended several times. Only two Assembly members spoke prior to the vote during today’s Assembly Floor Session.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 2:14pm
Insurance and healthcare reform information is available through a new website launched by the Nevada Division of Insurance.
The website provides Nevada consumers with comprehensive information about insurance and healthcare reform in Nevada. Members of the insurance industry will also find information about doing business in Nevada.
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 5:33pm
SB243, commonly referred to as “Brianna’s Law,” passed the Assembly today in a vote of 29-9.
The bill would mandate the collection of DNA samples from individuals arrested on felony charges. It was named for Brianna Denison, a young college student who was murdered in Reno in 2008. SB243 passed the Senate by a unanimous vote last month. During today’s vote on the Assembly floor, seven Democrats and two Republicans voted against the measure. Only a few Assembly members commented on the bill prior to the vote.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 4:05pm
Repeats every day until Sat Jun 22 2013 .June 22, 2013 - 7:00pm
High Sierra Swing Dance Club presents its monthly dance party June 22 at the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St., Carson City. At 7 p.m., Rainer Herm will teach beginning hustle. Social dance is 8-10:30 p.m. Partners are not required. Lesson $7 for HSSDC and any swing dance club members or $10 for nonmembers; dance $7 for members of swing clubs and $10 for nonmembers. Join the club that night, and the dance is free. For information, go to www.highsierraSDC.org or call 775-629-9369.
Submitted by editor on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:08pm
4 Wheel Parts
On April 27th approximately 80 entrants competed in the Annual Geocache Adventure to help raise funds for the purchase of improved radio equipment for the unit. Entrants of all ages, using GPS and maps competed in a modern day treasure hunt in various public areas of Carson City.
Participants located tokens that were redeemed for poker hands and prizes at Bully’s after the event.
Special thanks to the following merchants and individuals who contributed to the success of the event:
4 Wheel Parts
Action Garage Doors
Brake and Alignment Plus
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 9:19pm
Friday marked yet another deadline at the Legislature. Bills and resolutions had to be approved by the second house committees to which they were assigned after passing out of their respective houses of origin.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:20am
May 18, 2013 - 10:00am
The safest party on the streets of Carson City is set for Saturday, May 18.
The Carson City Sheriff's Office presents its 10th annual Cops and Kids open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free community event features food, music, games, activities and presentations.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 9:52am
As part of its Dialogue 2013 series, the Chamber is reaching out to locals who live, work, play, and learn in Carson City via SurveyMonkey.
After meeting with the Leadership Institute Class of 2013, students at WNC, Chamber members, teenagers at the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada and the senior at the Senior Center, the Chamber is expanding its reach to allow residents to respond to two simple questions: Why do we live here and what do we see that our city will be like by the year 2020.
Submitted by editor on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 8:23am
All it takes is a day or two of sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aches, or pains and many of us are immediately headed toward our primary care doc’s office. Once we enter the exam room, we spill our symptoms all over the office; “I can’t breathe”, “my throat hurts”, “my head hurts”, “I FEEL AWFUL!”. But, the way you feel is not an emotion. It’s how your body feels and it feels awful.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 11:20am
Women to Women Nevada host Carol Paz interviews Candace Stewart, author of "Welcome to Planet Alzheimers" for this week's program.
Candace Stewart of Carson City most recently served as the Program Coordinator for the Dementia Resource Center of Northern Nevada, which was created to support families and caregivers of those with dementia, as well as educate the community on the many different types of dementia.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:45am
Repeats every day until Wed May 22 2013 .May 22, 2013 - 6:30pm
Something very old is something really new at the Nevada State Museum. To celebrate Archeological Awareness and Historical Preservation Month in May, the Carson City museum’s Frances Humphrey lecture series hosts archaeologist Mark Giambastiani, who will share new Nevada discoveries of artifacts dating at least 10,000 years old. His presentation “Recent Rock Art and Archaeological Discoveries in Lincoln County” is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23.
Nevada Rural Housing Authority Mourns Death of Board Commissioner, Former Chairman, Vice Chairman, Tom CookSubmitted by Carson Now Reader on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 11:34am
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 4:53pm
Repeats every day until Sat May 18 2013 .May 18, 2013 - 7:00pm
High Sierra Swing Dance Club presents its monthly dance party May 18 at the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St., Carson City. At 7 p.m., Steve Dorman will teach an intermediate West Coast swing class. Social dance is 8-10:30 p.m. Partners are not required. Lesson $7 for HSSDC and any swing dance club members or $10 for nonmembers; dance $7 for members of swing clubs and $10 for nonmembers. Join the club that night, and the dance is free. For information, go to www.highsierraSDC.org or call 775-629-9369.
Submitted by editor on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 7:08pm
As part of National Police Memorial Month, members of various law enforcement agencies came together on Thursday to honor fallen officers.
This was the 16th year of the officers memorial ceremony which pays tribute to the 123 Nevada peace officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:42pm
Each year we celebrate National Police Week in May. In Nevada, the celebration kicks off in Las Vegas with a relay run to Carson City. Public Safety Officers carry a baton that bears the names of those officers who have given their lives in the line of duty on the inside of the baton.
On Wednesday, the day before the statewide law enforcement ceremony, the baton and runners passed through Douglas County and did the hand-off to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office SWAT members at the RV area in Indian Hills. The SWAT team then ran the baton to the Legislature where the spot has been held.
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 6:33pm
The Nevada Assembly voted on Senate Joint Resolution 15 during their floor session Tuesday. The bill urges Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform.
Many of the Assembly members took time to speak to the importance of passing the bill. Assemblyman James Ohrenschall was one of those who spoke in favor of SJR 15.
“Unless you’re a Native Americans, we are a nation of immigrants,” Ohrenschall said.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 8:16am
Event Date:June 21, 2013 (All day)
The Sierra Nevada Association of REALTORS® will be hosting the Alyce McCracken Scramble for Scholarships on Friday, June 21 at the Eagle Valley Golf Course in Carson City.
This annual golf tournament is played in honor of REALTOR® Alyce McCracken, a resident of Northern Nevada who had a passion for continuing education and training. Proceeds from the tournament benefit local high schools in the communities served by the Sierra Nevada Association of REALTORS® including the counties of Carson, Douglas, Churchill, and parts of Lyon.
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 6:02pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Marriage equality in Nevada is becoming more and more likely after the state Senate passed Senate Joint Resolution 13 on April 22 with a vote of 12-9. SJR 13 began as a measure to amend the Nevada Constitution to remove 18 words. The words in question defined marriage as between a man and a woman. They were added as an amendment to Nevada’s constitution in 2002 after Nevadans voted 70 percent to 30 percent in favor of the Protection of Marriage Act.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 4:26pm
Downtown Carson City business owners stepped out and left there businesses in the trusted hands of their staff members on Saturday, hitting the streets armed with brooms, dust pans, shovels, trash bags and even pocket scrapers in a group effort to clean the street.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 1:01pm
An investigation that found Las Vegas area mental health patients being shipped by bus to California and other states for treatment has led to an unspecified amount of firings, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Monday.
In a statement, Sandoval said further disciplinary action has been taken at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas based upon internal investigations of 1,500 patients discharged since July 2008. Late last week, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services finished its review of out-of-state transports between July 2008 and March 2013.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 12:09pm
A 28-year-old Carson City woman faces two drug-related felony charges after fighting with security officers when they confronted her about being on private property.
Heather Lee Williams was jailed April 27, 9 p.m. in the area of 400 Saliman Road. When Carson City sheriff patrol officers arrived they found Williams fighting with the security officers, screaming and yelling and clutching a cigarette package. Inside the cigarette package was methamphetamine.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 4:05pm
The popular exhibit “Slot Machines: The Fey Collection” at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City will close May 1 to make way for the upcoming Nevada Sesquicentennial exhibit : Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West, opening in October. While the slots are off exhibit for two years, staff will conserve the collection and plan for a traveling exhibit that could go on tour.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 10:33am
CARSON CITY - Halfway through the 2013 Nevada Legislative Session, a little levity may be in order. As things heat up inside the legislative chambers, members of the Nevada Assembly and Senate will take it outside on Thursday afternoon and de-stress at the biennial Legislative Softball Game.
For the third time, the event will take place at John L. Harvey Field on the campus of Western Nevada College, in the capital city. The first pitch will be at approximately 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 8:07pm
The Carson City Sheriff’s Honor Guard and Chaplain dedicated a new flag pole at the administrative complex on Wednesday. The ceremony kicked off a second presentation where three deputies were awarded the “Life Saving Medal” for assertive medical actions resulting in the saving of a life. Deputy Matt Putzer, John Hitch, and Chris Ramos all received medals for their service. The ceremony was concluded as Deputy Bill Richards was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Submitted by Don Quilici on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 8:21am
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 April 24. Opening Day for most stream and lake fishing in California is Saturday.
Carson City Health & Human Services Announces Opportunity for Residents to Save on Medications and Health Care CostsSubmitted by Carson Now Reader on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 12:23pm
Carson City Health & Human Services announces an opportunity for residents to save money on their medications and health care costs through a program with NeedyMeds, a national non-profit organization.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 8:31am
Café at Adele’s joins Northern Nevada Hopes’ ‘Dining Out for Life’ in making a difference in the lives of those living with HIV.
On Thursday, April 25, Café at Adele’s will donate 20 percent of every dining ticket total to Northern Nevada Hopes so the non-profit organization can continue its work of raising awareness about and providing STD, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, as well as providing extensive support and medical care for those living with HIV in northern Nevada.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 12:08pm
Kiwanis’ 240,000 volunteers in 80 countries join together on the third Saturday in April, designated as Kiwanis One Day, a day for each club to perform a volunteer project in their community.
April 20, 2013 a total of 17 members of the Kiwanis Clubs of Carson City, Carson Valley, Lake Tahoe and Sierra Nevada with four Douglas High School Key Club members raked leaves at the Nevada State Park in Genoa, Mormon Station.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 11:01am
Submitted by editor on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 5:52am
“Always Lost: A Meditation on War” has returned home to Carson City and was given full honors Wednesday at the Nevada Legislature.
Western Nevada College’s acclaimed creative writing/photographic exhibition about the costs of war will be on display in the Nevada Legislative Building’s second-floor atrium weekdays through May 3.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 10:24am
The Carson City Board of Supervisors is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau Board and the Historic Resources Commission.
There is an open seat on each board. With the CCCVB, the term will run through July 2015. On the Historic Commission, the term is for four years, expiring July 2017 and is for a person professionally qualified in building construction.
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 2:59pm
by PAUL GEORGE and LINDSAY TOSTE
Earlier today, Reno City Councilman Oscar Delgado testified before the Senate Committee on Finance. Delgado spoke in favor of Senate Bill 398, a measure that would help fund the implementation of the AfterSchool KidzLitz literacy program in Nevada Boys and Girls Clubs.
“Education does not stop at three o’clock,” Delgado said.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 10:47am
CARSON CITY, NV - For the second year in a row, area residents came out by the hundreds to enjoy an evening of pizza, beer, music and fundraising for a good cause. The second annual Carson City Rotary Club Beer and Pizza Championships was a big success, raising more than $25,000 to assist with a number of community needs.
Submitted by BikeCarson.com on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 10:21am
(Story originally appearing on MusclePowered.org by Anne Macquarie)
(Story originally appearing on MusclePowered.org by Anne Macquarie)
Next month is Bike Month and there are plenty of activities planned in Carson City. We kick off on April 24 with Nevada Moves Day at the State Legislature.
Muscle Powered is organizing exhibits in the front foyer of the legislative building highlighting Nevada groups working for better walking and biking. Participants include the Reno Bike Project, Safe Routes to Schools, the Carson Valley Trails Association and more.