Carson City, Nev. – As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing “We’re for Water” campaign, this year’s Fix a Leak Week encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year.
Sponsored by the EPA’s WaterSense program, Fix a Leak Week is March 17-23. In support of this public awareness campaign, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada is encouraging consumers to find and fix residential leaks to save water in Nevada.
Carson City Resident Lisa Helget ﬁled for Carson City Supervisor Ward 1. She has lived in Carson City since 1977, growing up and attending schools here. In 2013, Lisa retired from the Nevada Department of Transportation after 27 years working in the Highway Construction Division.
Fans from all over the world are attending the Bonanza Round Up which comes back to the Carson City, Lake Tahoe, Virginia City areas June 26-29. Some of the countries represented are England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Chile and Canada to name a few.
"Bonanza" was one of the most popular TV westerns that aired from 1959 through 1973, and continues in reruns today. The "Bonanza" theme song is one of the most recognizable.
I asked several downtown people what they think or feel about the passing of the 1/8th cent sales tax and what they see for Carson City’s future. The feelings are mixed, but the hope for an improved Carson City are united, the methods on how to do it have been up for discussion for many years and will be for many years to come.
Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell provides an update on two meetings he attended recently in Washington, D.C.: The Regional Shared Federal Framework group and the Nevada Association of Counties.
He also spoke some of the city's interest on Empire Ranch Golf Course.
It's Your City is a weekly program aimed at keeping citizens informed about city government, organizations and happenings around Carson City, Nev. Go here to learn more about Access Carson City Television.
Mike Beck returns to Café at Adele’s at 6 p.m., Friday, March 14, in a benefit performance for The Joyful Horse Project, and in support of wild horse rescue efforts in Northern Nevada.
Artsy Fartsy Gallery of Carson City will have an array of Western art by local artists available. The hat will be passed and donations, which will be matched by Café at Adele’s, as well as a portion of art sales will go toward supporting wild horse rescue efforts in Northern Nevada.
On Wednesday, March 26, the Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] will present a talk by artist Justin Favela. His illustrated talk, We Might Should Could is the next in CCAI’s Nevada Neighbors series.
The talk will take place at 7pm at the BRIC, 108 E Proctor St, Carson City. There will be an informal reception for Mr. Favela preceding the event at 6:15pm. The presentation and reception are free, and the public is cordially invited.
Western Nevada College Wildcats Softball hosted Snow College from Ephraim, Utah Friday at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City. WNC entered the series just one game behind Snow in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, and remained that way, splitting Friday’s doubleheader.
In game one, the Wildcats topped Snow 3-1, with Meghan Hospodka hitting a three run homer to win it for WNC. In the second game, Snow College rallied to win 12-4, despite two home runs by Wildcat Hali Bennion. Carlee Beck pitched both games for WNC.
Carson City native John "Jed" Block entered the race Friday to become the Republican candidate for Assembly District 40 saying that he feels well-qualified to represent the district because of his extensive familiarity with the needs of citizens.
An era comes to an end on April 1 when the Horizon Casino Resort on the south shore of Lake Tahoe closes for renovations.
The resort was the one time local showcase of Elvis Presley and Liberace when the casino operated as Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada Highway Patrol will conduct saturation patrols Saturday, March 15 in the capital city area.
Deputies and NHP troopers will be looking for intoxicated drivers as well as driving habits and traffic violations which are associated with intoxicated drivers, said Carson City Sheriff's Office Sgt. Scott McDaniel.
The patrols are designed to keep our roadways safe from impaired and unsafe drivers, he said.
The Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada and the Washoe Tribe Head Start Office in Carson City are among the sponsoring agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program, Nevada Department of Agriculture announced Friday.
A 29-year-old Carson City woman and 27-year-old man were arrested Thursday, each facing two misdemeanor warrant counts for failure to appear.
The pair were arrested in the 2100 block of Airport Road at 8:05 p.m. According to the arrest report, officers with the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team conducted a warrant service on the woman at the residence.
This is my annual reminder that if you are a trout fisherman and are new to our area, you may not be aware that some of our best Lahontan Cutthroat Trout fishing is at Pyramid Lake in the month of March.
Pyramid Lake (which is roughly the same surface size as Lake Tahoe) is about 30 miles north of Reno-Sparks, and it contains Lahontan Cutthroat Trout that can easily run into “Double Digits” in weight. That's big!
The lake is the terminus of the Truckee River which begins at Lake Tahoe.
With the 2014 drought looming, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering workshops across the state this month and next to give Nevada agricultural producers, particularly alfalfa and grass hay producers, information to help them prepare for the drought. Topics will include water availability, recommended irrigation practices, insurance options and an outlook on prices. The first workshop will be March 20 in Fallon.
"Up up and away in my beautiful balloon" were the words of the Fifth Dimension's famous song of the 70s and those same words could describe Katie Griggs, this week's guest on Women to Women.
Griggs, a local balloonist, shares her experiences as a pilot with host Carol Paz. The great Reno Balloon Race is Sept. 5-7, and Griggs will have a balloon on Nevada Day.
Here is the video of the Feb. 27 candidates forum hosted by the Carson City Republican Central Committee.
The candidates who participated (in order of their appearance):
Mark Krueger, candidate for Carson City District Attorney (0:00)
Jason Woodbury, candidate for Carson City District Attorney (8:54)
Adam Laxalt, candidate for Nevada Attorney General (18:45)
Dan Schwartz, candidate for Nevada State Treasurer (28:18)
Ken Furlong, candidate for Carson City Sheriff (34:55)
Don Gibson, candidate for Carson City Sheriff (43:23)
The Carson City Council of the United States Navy League will hold its first meeting of the New Year on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in the Banquet Room at Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St., Carson City.
This is a change of location. The dinner hour will begin after 6:15 PM. Attendees will be accessing the Casino Buffett from the Banquet Room. Our speaker will be Katherine (Kat) Miller, Col. USA, ret., the Executive Director of the Nevada Office of Veterans Services. She is a 34 year veteran of the US Army and a Military Correctional Specialist.
The public is invited to the 2014 Nevada Poetry Out Loud Competition State Finals at the Siena Hotel Spa Casino Ballroom in Reno Saturday, March 15, from noon to 3 p.m.
Fifteen students who gained the status of district finalists after a series of local competitions will vie for awards totaling $4,000 for the first, second and third place winners and their respective schools.
In an effort to put more Nevadans back to work, Nevada JobConnect will host a special campaign in Carson City, Douglas County, and Lyon County to get more employers to list their job openings with the state’s One-Stop Employment Centers.
Nevada JobConnect and the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) Employment Security Division are inviting employers to participate in its second Job Quest campaign being held in Carson City from March 10, 2014 to March 15, 2014.
Because art builds communities, the Nevada Arts Council is examining the efforts, wants and needs of towns across the state as it builds a three-year plan to support local efforts.
The Arts Council is launching a series of local arts town meetings to engage in conversations with Nevadans. Staff plans to explore the cultural needs of large and small communities, the role of the arts in the Silver State and to evaluate NAC’s role as a state agency.
The family of a 31-year-old Carson CIty pedestrian who was struck on Highway 50 near Stateline at Lake Tahoe in the early morning hours of Aug. 10, 2013 seeks help in locating the driver who fled the scene, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Cody J. Dobson was walking on the highway, or may have stumbled from the adjacent sidewalk, just east of the MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa at approximately 3:13 am prior to being struck by a motor vehicle, said NHP Trooper Chuck Allen.
Black Rock Solar began construction in late February on two new Carson City area photovoltaic arrays: 324 ground-mounted panels at Sierra Lutheran High School and 193 rooftop panels at Silver State Charter Schools.
That means 135 kW of clean energy from the sun powering the 91-student Christian school and the 7th to 12th-grade charter school. It also means an annual utility-bill savings of more than $19,000 for the two schools – that’s $19,000 that can go toward expanded educational opportunities within the Carson City and Douglas County communities.
Jenni Jeffers will present “Owls in Nevada” from 1-2 pm, Saturday, March 8 at the Nevada State Museum’s Family Fun Saturday program. A biologist for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Jeffers will bring some of the live owl species native to Nevada and explain their life history.
Tickets are available at 9 a.m. The museum will offer a science activity from 10 a.m. to noon in the Discovery Lab, that includes examples of bird’s nests, feathers and eggs, and an opportunity to dissect an owl pellet.
Misti Gower is known by co-workers at Nevada’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as a cake baker extraordinaire. So, no one was surprised when she and Heidi Englund of the Nevada Historical Society agreed to create a 13 foot wide by 21 foot long cake in the shape of Nevada to commemorate the great cake caper of 1964.
The monumental undertaking has started to come together as DCNR colleagues and others have jumped in to help bake, build and serve the 1,300 pound confection.
Carson City Sheriff's Office detectives arrested the fiance who was a passenger with Desiree Bragg the night Leonardo Cardoza, who is on trial for murder, allegedly rammed his minivan into the side of Bragg's mother's home, pinning and killing her.
Steven Gilbert Castro Jr., 20, was arrested in Yuba City, Calif., Tuesday where he is facing a felony charge of being a material witness avoiding testimony. Castro also faces a misdemeanor charge of being in violation of a suspended sentence out of Carson City Justice Court. That was filed Dec. 31, 2013.
“The Carson City Republican Central Committee, is hosting a program with Roger Hedgecock. You are invited to attend in room 3100 at the Nevada State Legislature on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Roger Allan Hedgecock, is a conservative talk radio host and former mayor of San Diego, California. His show is syndicated by Radio America.”
Submitted to Carson Now by Carol Howell
Here is what Ms, Howell did not state in the spirit of “transparency” which now has become the new “buzzword” in American and Nevada Politics!
It's back and better than ever: the 2014 edition of the Escape From Prison Hill trail half marathon and 10K races!The Escape from Prison Hill Half Marathon and 10K in Carson City, Nevada, is happening on Saturday, April 19. The Escape from Prison Hill Half Marathon is a challenging trail run with great views of the Sierra Nevada, Nevada valleys, and the Nevada State Prison! The 10K packs the same views and less-challenging terrain in a shorter distance.
CARSON CITY — Former Nevada law enforcement official "PK" O'Neill, filed Tuesday at the Secretary of State's office, as a Republican candidate for Assembly District 40. The seat is currently held by former Carson Supervisor and retiring two term Assemblyman Pete Livermore, who is endorsing "PK's" candidacy.
He described O'Neill as "a once in a lifetime candidate." Pete said, "I wholeheartedly endorse him and am giving my total support to "PK" O'Neill on becoming the next representative for Assembly District 40."
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 March 6-12, 2014.
There is a lot of misinformation circulating regarding Carson City’s possible future involvement with the Empire Ranch Golf Course. I have heard and read many inaccurate statements regarding what actions, if any, the city might take in regards to the course. I want to help clear that up, and address the facts as I understand them.
Carson City Sheriff’s office detectives arrested 52-year-old man Tuesday morning for failing to register as a sex offender. Steven Houston was arrested in the 1300 block of Ashby Court by law officers.
Detectives served Houston an advisement letter to register within 48 hours from the Nevada Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registration Unit last Thursday evening. Houston ignored his obligation to register as a convicted sex offender and was arrested, according to a news release.
Mark Krueger, Carson City Assistant District Attorney, officially filed to run for Carson City District Attorney on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The seat is being vacated by current Carson City District Attorney Neil A. Rombardo.
“I have extensive experience working with city government and the criminal justice system,” he said. “Carson City needs an experienced prosecutor, civil litigator and team leader to fill the important role of District Attorney and I bring that to the table.”
Karen Abowd, Supervisor Ward 1, filed for re-election on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, citing her desire to see through many projects currently in process, as well as her commitment to the future of Nevada’s Capital City.
“Carson City has gone through some tough economic times and continues to,” Abowd said. “We have needed to be careful in our planning and how we spend available dollars in order to create sustainable, relevant opportunities that have immediate positive impacts, and build a future we can be proud to leave our children and grandchildren.”
The Carson City Republican Central Committee, is hosting a program with Roger Hedgecock. You are invited to attend in room 3100 at the Nevada State Legislature on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Roger Allan Hedgecock, is a conservative talk radio host and former mayor of San Diego, California. His show is syndicated by Radio America.
The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is developing applications for Off Highway Vehicle Cooperative Funds for the upcoming 2012/2013 grant cycle. We are developing three preliminary applications to the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division in Sacramento.
A 28-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Sunday on a felony fugitive from justice warrant out of Nevada County, Calif., and two misdemeanor-related charges. Jerilyn Grace Aldrich, was booked into the Carson City Jail on $11,244 bail.
State Controller Kim Wallin was the first of several state politicians to file for office yesterday in Carson City, officially kicking off the 2014 election season.
A survey of Nevada high school students shows gradual trending in risky behavior, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health announced Tuesday.
Results of the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a biennial, anonymous, voluntary survey of students in grades 9 through 12 in traditional, public high schools, assess six risk areas that contribute to the leading causes of death and disease among youth.
An 87-year-old Wellington man, Samuel H. Dupuis, and his dog were killed in a crash Monday afternoon in Douglas County on State Route 208, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The accident was reported 12:49 p.m. NHP troopers were dispatched to a collision near Kyle Drive, four miles east of Highway 395, involving a commercial motor vehicle and a small pickup, said NHP Trooper Chuck Allen.
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition winner, Irrigo, is the recipient of $50,000, which will help further develop water efficiency services for flood irrigated agriculture. Using flood gate automation, field surveys and water and soil sensors all connected to the cloud, Irrigo is developing a more efficient way to irrigate agricultural fields.
John Wagner, a retired engineering instructor with Sony and 15-year-resident of Carson City filed Monday for the position of Assemblyman from District 40 held by Pete Livermore who decided not to run. Wagner filed as a member of the American Independent Party.
“After the two major parties, having caused major damage to the people of Nevada with massive tax increases and regulations, it is time for a change. The citizens of Nevada deserve better,” stated Wagner.
Northern Nevada Development Authority is proud to announce that LaBudde Group, through their Nevada subsidiary Clean Dried Processing, has expanded to Northern Nevada. Clean Dried Processing has opened a 150,000 square foot dual purpose manufacturing and distribution facility in Silver Springs.
Pitching decided the outcomes of a Scenic West Athletic Conference-opening baseball doubleheader Saturday at John L. Harvey Field in Carson City.
Freshman right-hander Max Karnos pitched a four-hit complete game to provide Western Nevada College with a 7-1 victory over Salt Lake in the opener, but the Bruins battled back for a 6-2 win in game two behind the stingy hurling of Jason Jourdan and Eric Carter.
“Salt Lake has a good team. We each won one; that’s about right,” WNC coach D.J. Whittemore said.
After listening to Jim Wheeler, Len Semas, and Don Gustavson talk on a poorly produced radio show called " Conversations from the Capital" they broached the subject and implied that arbitrary and capricious state nullification of federal laws was not only allowed but also a new
requirement and litmus test for candidacy to hold political office as a Republican. This is an insult to the Constitution and the rule of law.
They never cite case law to support their positions, but they present themselves as constitutional scholars and experts on the Bill of Rights. They are neither!
I first saw a Smart Car in Paris. We were visiting my daughter who was studying abroad in the Fall of 2004. My wife took a photo of me standing behind the uber compact with my arms stretching from bumper to bumper. The design and size were like nothing I had seen in an automobile; it was very Euro.
North Idaho College cooled off the Western Nevada College Wildcats, sweeping three Scenic West Athletic Conference softball games on Friday in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Tori Almos blanked WNC on four hits while striking out 11 to earn the first-game victory, 6-0, snapping the Wildcats’ five-game winning streak. The Cardinals completed the sweep with 14-1 and 10-5 wins.
The teams elected to play three games on Friday with snow and extremely cold temperatures forecast for Coeur d’Alene on Saturday. A high temperature of 12 degrees is expected on Saturday.
The Western Nevada College baseball team came out on top in the Scenic West Athletic Conference’s round-robin competition over the last weekend.
Now WNC, which improved to 11-5 overall, will play Salt Lake, the only team to beat the Wildcats in Henderson, on Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2, at John L. Harvey Field. The conference-opening doubleheaders begin at noon both days, weather permitting.
You can listen to the live broadcasts of the games right here on CarsonNow.org at the link below: