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Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of April 23-30

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, northern California and the Sierra. This Saturday, April 26, 2014 is the opening day for fishing in most California waters. Remember to keep your fishing license in view, the thermos filled with coffee and tight lines all the way.

License plate sales fund Lake Tahoe environmental preservation projects

Nine projects have been awarded grants through the 2014 Lake Tahoe License Plate program, which generated around $350,000 last year from the sale of special plates through the DMV. Grant recipients were announced Tuesday by the Nevada Division of State Lands.

Grants are made available annually for projects that preserve and restore the natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Two Care Flight helicopters sent after big rig crash in Dayton

UPDATE: Two people are in critical condition after a crash Tuesday on Highway 50 at Ambrose Lane in Dayton, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

NHP crash investigation details learned so far indicate a 2004 black Audi four-door vehicle making a left turn from Ambrose lane onto Highway 50 pulled in front of a red 2007 Wabash tractor pulling a trailer, said NHP Trooper Dave Gibson. The tractor struck the Audi in the drivers’ door with its front pushing it off onto the South shoulder.

Carson City Symphony's 'Sagebrush Celebration' staged Sunday at community center

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April 27, 2014 - 4:00pm

The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, continues its 30th season on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4 p.m., with a concert, "Sagebrush Celebration," at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City. Featured guest soloist is violinist Andrew Sords in his third appearance with the Symphony, playing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

Violinist Andrew Sords Performs Sunday in Carson City Symphony's 'Sagebrush Celebration'

Event Date: 
April 27, 2014 - 4:00pm

The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, continues its thirtieth season on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4 p.m., with a concert, "Sagebrush Celebration," at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City. Featured guest soloist is violinist Andrew Sords in his third appearance with the Symphony, playing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

ROVER Reaches Out to Veterans in Rural Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Veterans living in rural Nevada will likely have the opportunity to meet with a Veterans Services officer without having to leave town. ROVER, which stands for "Rural Outreach for Veterans Enrichment and Resources," is the way the State Department of Veterans Services (DVS) provides Veterans Administration (VA) services in small towns. The ROVER program has upcoming visits scheduled in Battle Mountain, Hawthorne, Silver Springs and Winnemucca.

Capital Crossfire: Drones – Balancing Privacy with the Need for Innovation

The latest edition of Capital Crossfire explores drones and their future in Nevada. Join Karl Neathammer and Shelly Aldean with guests Steve Tackes, a senior partner of Kaempfer Crowell Law and Karl Hutter, COO of Click Bond, a local manufacturing company in Carson City as they discuss new developments in the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“Drones”) and the regulatory challenges associated with their use.

First Lady to Launch Strong Start Nevada Campaign

Event Date: 
April 22, 2014 - 10:00am

CARSON CITY, NV – Nevada's First Lady Kathleen Sandoval will join Superintendents Pedro Martinez and Richard Stokes, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong, and Michael Dermody, founder and chief executive officer of Dermody Properties at the Governor’s Mansion, Tuesday, April 22, at 10 a.m., for a press conference to launch the Strong Start Nevada initiative in Northern Nevada. The event takes place in the Nevada Room at the mansion, 606 N. Mountain St.

Northern Nevada earthquakes will be focus of Friday WNC Earth Week lecture

What’s Shakin’ in Northern Nevada along the Sierra Front? According to Western Nevada College Geology Professor Winnie Kortemeier, plenty. She will present a free slide/lecture presentation on earthquakes on Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m., as part of WNC Earth Week activities.

Dr. Kortemeier will focus her remarks on earthquakes in our area.

“Nevada is one of the most tectonically active states in the U.S.,” she said. She will discuss why this part of the state is so active, “and what you can do to protect yourself in your home if a damaging earthquake should occur.”

Tip-a-Cop Fundraiser Thursday at Applebee's to benefit Special Olympics Nevada

Event Date: 
April 24, 2014 - 11:00am

Thursday, April 24 is the Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser at Applebee's in Carson City, Reno, and Sparks. Come out and have a great meal and donate to a great cause. There will be local law enforcement officers and Special Olympic athletes at the event to help out. Lunch is from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and dinner is 5 to 9 p.m. Hope to see you there.

There Carson City Applebee's is located at 3300 S Carson St. Go here for more information.

Man jailed after allegedly injuring mother when she attempted to call 911 for help

Carson City sheriff's deputies arrested a man Sunday after he allegedly tried to take a cell phone away from his mother who was attempting to call 911 for help after he became violent with her.

The Gardnerville man, Blane Allen Frazier, was arrested to the area of Highway 395 and I-580 freeway at 3:58 p.m. He faces a felony charge of preventing a victim from reporting a crime and lesser charges of domestic battery and open container.

It's Your City with Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd

Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd gives a recap on the actions taken by the Board of Supervisors at its April 17, 2014 meeting.

At the meeting Supervisors again approved an ordinance allowing for a 1/8-cent sales tax for public infrastructure projects including:

Range Showdown Draws Armed Supporters to Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — To self-described militia members sleeping in wind-whipped tents, drinking camp coffee and patrolling rocky hillsides with military-style weapons, protecting Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his family from an overreaching federal government is a patriotic duty.

Wind, rain and snow in the Sierra expected to arrive with weather system

A low pressure system will push a strong cold front through the Carson City region beginning Monday night, producing gusty winds, rain and snow showers and much colder temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.

Youth coach pleads no contest to battery charge

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada youth soccer coach accused of striking a referee after a game has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge.

WNC's Specialty Crop Institute hosts native plant and seed production workshop

Event Date: 
May 17, 2014 - 9:00am

Native plants provide stunning, hardy and drought-resistant landscapes while benefiting the environment. Increasing demand for these plants provides opportunities to Nevada's farmers.

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute offers a Native Plant and Seed Production workshop, Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., at WNC Carson Campus, 2201 W. College Parkway in Carson City. The workshop includes a tour of Comstock Seed farm and seed cleaning operation in Gardnerville. Cost is $35. Lunch is included.

WNC Softball: Wildcats win thriller over North Idaho College

Nobody would have blamed Katilyn Covione if she had opted for the safety of the Wildcats’ dugout after taking a ball off the side of her face in the sixth inning on Saturday.

As Covione knelt on the ground and dealt with the pain of fouling a pitch off the side of her face, she focused on shaking off the injury and continuing her at-bat. A day earlier, she missed Western Nevada College’s two games against North Idaho after a pregame grounder cut her mouth and gave her an unrelenting headache.

WNC Softball: North Idaho Cardinals cool down Wildcat bats, games resume Saturday

After a record-setting 22-hit performance and 14-run output in their previous game, the Western Nevada College Wildcats had difficulty finding holes in the North Idaho Cardinals’ defense on Friday.

In their first home game at Edmonds Sports Complex in more than a month, the Wildcats were two-hit by a trio of Cardinals in the opening game, losing 5-0. North Idaho, one of the hottest Scenic West Athletic Conference softball teams, rallied to win game two, restricting the Wildcats to six hits in an 8-6 victory.

Carson City area road report for week of April 21-27

Road construction projects around Carson City and Lake Tahoe are underway. Carson City Public Works reports the following projects for the week: There will be lane closures and traffic control on Fairview Drive at the intersection with Carson Street from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 22.

Women to Women with Sally Zola and Brenda Silis of Capital City Circles Initiative

This week's Women to Women Nevada guests are Sally Zola and Brenda Silis. Both are involved in the Capital City Circles Initiative in Carson City.

This community effort is maintained to help elevate people out of poverty by creating healthy relationships that cross economic and social barriers to help establish self-reliance.

Carson City man stopped for speeding arrested on weapon and warrant charges

A 43-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday in the 1000 block of Roop Street on a gross misdemeanor charge of possessing a dangerous weapon and four lessor charges including two warrants for failure to appear in court.

According to the Carson City Sheriff's Office arrest report, deputies responded to the Roop location to assist Sgt. Scott McDaniel on a traffic stop, where the man was stopped on suspicion of driving 45 mph in a 25 mph zone.

Nevada's 8.5 percent unemployment rate remains unchanged in March

Nevada’s unemployment rate remained at a seasonally-adjusted 8.5 percent for March, the same as February, and down from 10.2 percent year-over-year, according to figures released Friday from the state's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

March figure equates to 117,000 Nevadans out of work. Metro area unemployment rates for Carson City, Reno and Las Vegas will be available next week.

NEA announces $768,500 in arts funding for Nevada

The National Endowment for the Arts will award $768,500 in grants to the Nevada Arts Council, the Western Folklife Center, the Churchill Arts Council and the Nevada Ballet Theater as part of the second half of NEA’s fiscal year 2014 funding, Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced Thursday.

The NAC was awarded $663,500 for the third year of its Partnership Agreement Grant, which supports the agency’s programs, outreach activities and various grant categories.

USDA's Grants Support Rural Economic Development: Application Deadline is June 30

CARSON CITY - Economic development authorities, nonprofits and towns in rural Nevada that want to support rural business or create a revolving loan fund for business may now apply for USDA Rural Development’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG). An estimated $82,060 is available. Applications are due by June 30, 2014.

National Train Day at the Nevada Railroad Museum set for May 10

V&T McKeen Nevada State Railroad Museum
Event Date: 
May 10, 2014 - 10:00am

To commemorate National Train Day the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will operate and offer rides on May 10 aboard Virginia & Truckee Railway's McKeen motor car No. 22.

The car entered service for the V&T on May 9, 1910, and was retired in 1945. No. 22 is the only restored and operable McKeen motor car in the world. In 2012, the Secretary of the Interior granted the No. 22 National Historic Landmark status, which recognizes the McKeen motor car's significance to United States history.

USDA rural business enterprise grants available

Economic development authorities, nonprofits and towns in rural Nevada that want to support rural business or create a revolving loan fund for business may now apply for USDA Rural Development’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant. An estimated $82,060 is available. Applications are due by June 30, 2014.

The purpose of the RBEG is to support the creation and growth of sustainable rural business opportunities and jobs. Eligible entities are public bodies, private nonprofit corporations, rural development authorities, and federally recognized tribes. Individual businesses are not eligible.

Outdoors with Don Q: Final reminder to apply for big game hunting tags


This is a final reminder that if you're one of many tens of thousands of big game hunters interested in drawing a 2014 hunting tag for Pronghorn Antelope, Black Bear, Mule Deer, California Bighorn Sheep, Desert (Nelson) Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Elk and Rocky Mountain Goat in the State of Nevada, now is the time to submit your application(s) to hunt one or more of the species listed above.

Carson City Republican Central Committee candidate forum set for April 24

Event Date: 
April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm

After a quick general meeting, the last of the pre-primary Candidate Forums will be held April 24, 6:30 p.m. at Silver State Charter High School, 788 Fairview Drive in Carson City. This month's forum will consist of:

Nevada Cattlemen's Association Gives Statement on Rancher Bundy

While distancing itself from the legal issues that prompted the Bureau of Land Management to round up Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy’s range cattle then release hundreds of them as the threat of violence loomed, the conservative Nevada Cattlemen’s Association issued a statement Wednesday that sympathizes with Bundy.

Sandoval Leads Trade Mission to Canada

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval is heading a delegation of Nevada business and education leaders on a trade mission to Canada.

Nevada Supreme Court Removes Schaefer From Ballot

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the removal of a state controller candidate from the June primary ballot because he doesn't meet residency requirements.

Virginia and Truckee Railroad season begins with annual Mother's Day train to Virginia City

Mothers will be the star passengers Sunday, May 11 on a special edition train ride from Nevada's capital, Carson City to the 1860s boom-era mining town of Virginia City.

Tickets are on sale now for a window seat into Nevada's Old West aboard the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad. The ride features storytelling, history and lore, shopping, a long stem rose for mom, and brunch opportunities in Virginia City.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of April 16-22

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 16-22, 2014. Opening day for most fishing on California waterways is Saturday, April 26.

'Guitarslinger' Shane Dwight Performs at Carson Station Saturday, April 19

Shane Dwight's new album This House will be released this week.
Shane Dwight performs at Carson Station on Saturday, April 19
Event Date: 
April 19, 2014 - 8:00pm

Northern Nevada residents will get a rare chance to see Shane Dwight perform at Carson Station Casino, Carson City, Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. The concert is free.

In the music industry, there is often a preference to try and quickly define an artist and his music by placing him in one or two genre categories. The problem is a preconceived model doesn't fit someone like Dwight.

Rupert Reappointed to National Tourism Board

Nevada Indian Commission Executive Director Sherry L. Rupert was sworn in as a member of the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board for a second term by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

Hundreds Pay Respects to Dini in Yerington

YERINGTON — Several hundred of Joe Dini’s friends, family and colleagues paid their last respects Tuesday at a funeral mass for the former, longtime Nevada Assembly speaker who was described as a quiet, humble man who became a “legislative giant” with a nose for compromise during more than three decades in the legislature.

Rally at legislature supports Nevada ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

In support of a renewed movement to get just three more states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, Northern Nevada residents met and rallied in front of the Nevada Legislature at noon on Tuesday in support of Sausalito-resident Helene de Boissiere-Swanson.

'Chicago' to hit the stage May 9-18 in Carson City

Murder. Corruption. Greed. Fame. And all that jazz. The Western Nevada Musical Theater Company brings the sizzling Broadway blockbuster, Chicago, to Northern Nevada on weekends, May 9-18 at the Carson City Community Center.

Set in the windy city during the roaring 1920's, the show follows the stories of two murderers - nightclub singer Velma Kelly, who kills her husband and sister when she finds them cheating on her; and aspiring vaudeville singer Roxie Hart, who murders her lover for promising to get her into show biz, only to get her into bed.

Youth get schooled in Nevada agriculture at this week's Capital City Farm Days

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s 4-H presents Capital City Farm Days 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., April 17 and 18. There will be 30 presenters teaching elementary-age youth about Nevada agriculture, where food and fiber come from, and environmental issues related to agriculture.

Attendees will include public, private and home-schooled students and their families from Carson City, Storey County, Douglas County and Dayton Valley.

Yerington student featured in National Poetry Month celebration

To honor all those who write, read and breathe poetry, the Nevada Arts Council will highlight a new poem on Facebook every day, Monday through Friday, in April for National Poetry Month, a celebration established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets.
 

Rare 'blood moon' event visible tonight in Northern Nevada with possible cloud coverage

A rare total lunar eclipse will occur across the western U.S. late tonight. Known as the tetrad or "blood moon" the eclipse event begins around 11 p.m. Pacific time, with the period of total eclipse from about midnight through 1:30 a.m.

The satellite image in this graphic taken at 10 a.m. today shows a large area of cirrus clouds off the west coast (in red oval). This band of cirrus is expected to spread over eastern California and western Nevada tonight. It may limit viewing of the eclipse, depending on the thickness of the cloud cover.

Some Lake Tahoe recreation sites to open early

Some recreational areas around Lake Tahoe will be opened early for the 2014 season, the U.S. Forest Service announced Monday. Inspiration Point, Logan Shoals, Chimney Beach, and Secret Harbor open April 21 and Sawmill Pond and the Sandpit OHV areas open May 1. Baldwin Beach and Nevada Beach and Campground open May 9.

Reno Coin Club’s 30th Anniversary featured at annual National Coin Week Celebration at Nevada State Museum April 25-26

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Repeats every day until Sat Apr 26 2014 .
April 25, 2014 - 10:00am
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April 26, 2014 - 10:00am

With the theme, “Celebrating Civic Service,” Nevada State Museum in Carson City and the Reno Coin Club will join coin collectors from across the United States the for the 91st Annual National Coin Week, April 20 to 26. Nevada’s observance is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26 at the museum, the site of the original U.S. Mint in Carson City.

Carson City deputies make felony fugitive, domestic battery and drug conspiracy arrests

A Carson City man was jailed Sunday on suspicion of felony domestic battery with strangulation. Michael Robson was arrested in the 1300 block of Ashby Court at 1:03 a.m.

According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the area of Menlo and Lompa streets after dispatch received a call about a female screaming and children crying.

It's Your City with Chris Bayer, director of Court Appointed Special Advocates

Chris Bayer tells us about CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA of Carson City advocates volunteer to "speak up" for children in First Judicial District of Nevada child welfare cases — Carson City and Storey County. Bayer serves as director.

Children enter these cases when Nevada's Division of Child and Family Services has determined it is unsafe for the child to remain at home due to abuse or neglect.

Fracking Hits Home in Nevada

More than 2 miles beneath the surface of Nevada's high desert, they're cracking open rocks in search of oily wealth.

Tickets on sale for May performances of 'Chicago'

Western Nevada College's Musical Theatre Company brings the sizzling Broadway blockbuster, 'Chicago,' to Carson City, weekends, May 9-18.

Set in the Windy City during the ‘Roaring’ 1920's, the show follows the stories of two murderers, and entertains mightily with one explosive dance number after another

Starring are Kristin Charismas as Roxie, Robin Kato as Velma, Jeff Chamberlin as Billy Flynn, Cindy Sabatini as Mama Morton, Jeffrey Fast as Amos Hart and Christina Bourne as Mary Sunshine. More than 30 dancers complete the cast.

Nevada GOP Drops Platforms Against Abortions, Gay Marriage, Endorses Sandoval

Amid raucous debate, Nevada Republican Party conventioneers on Saturday stripped opposition to gay marriage and abortion from the party platform and endorsed Gov. Brian Sandoval for governor in the June 10 primary despite misgivings by conservatives, his criticism of the process and his absence from the meeting.

Feds to Pursue Effort to End Dispute With Rancher

A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years.

Investigate the Bundy Ranch Incident

The following is 200 words, precisely at the limit for a letter to the editor of a newspaper. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO USE IT.

Dear Governor,
US Senators and Congressmen,
State Senators and Assemblymen,

Please launch a full investigation of the Bundy Ranch incident last week.

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