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Nevada Appeal

Carson City agrees to allow zoning for medical marijuana establishments

An ordinance allowing for two medical marijuana dispensaries and facilities allowing for cultivation was approved Thursday in a 4 to 1 vote by the Carson City Board of Supervisors.

Supervisor Jim Shirk switched his position from the first reading, arguing against allowing for cultivation facilities saying that Carson City will be home to businesses from other counties who have opted out of allowing for medical marijuana.

Former Nevada schools superintendent Eugene 'Gene' Paslov dies at age 80

Former Nevada State Superintendent of Schools Eugene "Gene" Paslov died Sunday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 80.

Paslov was married to wife Susan and the couple have three children. He died peacefully at Renown Medical Center in Reno. Services will be held Saturday, 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Carson City.

Former Carson City Mayor Marv Teixeira dies at 79

UPDATE: A celebration of life for former Carson City Mayor Marv Teixeira will be Friday, June 20, 11:30 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 3000 North Lompa Lane in Carson City. Teixeira died June 5, 2014. He was 79.
A reception will follow at Eagle Valley Golf Course, 3999 Centennial Park Drive in Carson City.

Oodles of Noodles Soars to New Heights

Come celebrate Dayton’s Italian and Chinese heritage, at the 13th annual Oodles of Noodles in Old Town, Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22. The two-day event brings together great food, entertainment local talent and a variety of vendor and business booths.

Don't fence me in, Carson City

These mule deer were among a herd of 19 foraging along John and Curry streets in Carson City early Monday morning.

With the arrival of spring Carson City's population of mule deer are on the move for fresh flowers, leaves and bulbs popping up around the neighborhoods, especially along the west side.

The Quest for Ideological Purity - The Arrogance of the Carson City Republican Party

My compliments to Jed Block, Republican candidate for the Assembly 40th District, and his courage to reject the attempt by a small coterie of self-righteous, self-anointed, pseudo-intellectual purists of the Carson City Republican Party.

Block was informed when and where he should appear before the “recently created secret Republican Vetting Committee” so it members could decide whether the party should support his candidacy.” (See Nevada Appeal, March 26th.)

The 9th Circuit didn't invent equal protection

"After the voters of Nevada passed a law designating that marriage be defined as a union between a man and a woman, Nevada’s Democrat (sic) attorney general has co-opted with the ultra-liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and decided that 'we can’t win after the Ninth Circuit changed the rules' (by deciding in another case that any law that deals with homosexual people requires heightened scrutiny with regard to possible
discrimination)."

-Teri A. Cotham of Gardnerville
Letter published in the Feb. 18th Nevada Appeal

Text of Carson City Mayor's State of the City speech

Read the full text of Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell's State of the City speech, after the jump.

Regarding article in Nevada Appeal

At that last BOS meeting, a majority vote (Crowell, Abowd & Bonkowski) had approved the agenda item to revitalize all corridors, and build the MAC & Animal Shelter. However, after the vote staff had been directed not to pursue this as it was felt the votes would not be forthcoming when it came back to the Board.

Annual Cancer Run, Sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Association of REALTORS® and PrimeLending, Raises $8,000

The 5th Annual Cancer Sucks 5k held last month and presented by The Sierra Nevada Association of REALTORS® and PrimeLending was a huge success! The event brought out over 320 walkers and runners, many adorned in the color pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month. The proceeds from the event totaled close to $8,000 and will benefit local cancer patients through The Carson Tahoe Health Foundation.

Carson City Democratic Women's Club Hosts Editor of the Nevada Appeal

Event Date: 
November 9, 2013 - 10:00am

Carson City Democratic Women's Club is hosting speaker Brian Sandford the editor of the Nevada Appeal. the meeting will be at the Carson City Democratic Club Headquarters at 502 E. John St. on November 9th at 10 a.m. Breakfast food will be provided. Please bring a friend! We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

Carson City dines Hawaiian-style, raises $254,000 for Boys and Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada hosted their annual fundraiser, “World’s Greatest Luau and Kids’ Auction” on Sunday in Carson CIty with more than 700 attending.

This year the event was a luau theme, complete with mai tais, a roasted pig, and Club member entertainment. Marv Teixeira, former Carson City mayor, was presented with the first-ever “Distinguished Service Award” for his commitment to the Club and the youth in Carson City.

Rescue teams called for injured climber in Clear Creek Canyon

Carson City fire department, sheriff's office and search and rescue responded Friday night to an injured 23-year-old Lake Tahoe climber in Clear Creek Canyon. The climber was stuck hanging from rocks in the canyon and may have compound fractures, said Sheriff Ken Furlong.

Care Flight was ordered to respond to the scene however the smoke was too thick for a helicopter to land. The climber was taken to Renown Medical Center in Reno.

Connect the dots: Bob Thomas now at Peace

(Editor's Note: The following is from Ken Beaton of Carson City about the death of his friend Bob Thomas, who died Saturday. Funeral arrangements are pending. Thomas was a retired high-tech industrialist who served on the Carson City School Board, Nevada Welfare Board and Carson City Airport Authority and was a state Assemblyman. He also wrote a column for the Nevada Appeal.)

The word last leaves a bad taste in my mouth. One exception is after an intense workout our aerobics instructor says, “This is the last exercise before we stretch and leave for the day.”

Show me the money? Nevada State Museum event delivers the goods Aug. 23-24

Event Date: 
August 23, 2013 (All day)

Who doesn't like to collect money? Whether it is a rare Double Eagle $20 piece from the 1800s, an Indian Head Penny or a Nevada Day special medallion, the Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair will help fill the hole in any coin collection.

Dozens of dealers will buy, sell, trade and offer their expertise with free appraisals during the two-day event Aug. 23 and 24, held this year at both the Nevada State Museum and the Carson Nugget.

Women to Women with Ann Bednarski

Ann Bednarski has spent many of her years as an educator. Now, she is a columnist for the Nevada Appeal. She is interviewed in a two-part series on Women to Women Nevada with Carol Paz.

Women to Women Nevada is televised on Charter Media every Thursday at 7 pm on Channel 3 (Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Fallon, Lake Tahoe) and 15 (in Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton) and appears every Friday on Carson Now. The locally produced and privately owned program features Northern Nevada women who are making a difference in their communities and in the region.

Ibis Demo Day

The Bike Carson-Tahoe bike shop is hosting an Ibis Bicycles demo day today, Thursday, July 11th, from 5 to 8PM. Meet at the shop at 4:30 to carpool up to Ash Canyon, or meet at the water towers (follow the Ash Canyon backcountry access road up the hill) at 5:00.
Ibis

Open Auditions for Murder in the House of Horrors

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jun 30 2013 .
June 29, 2013 - 2:30pm
Event Date: 
June 30, 2013 - 2:30pm

Casting Call for Murder in the House of Horrors: Carson City — Proscenium Players, Inc., in conjunction with Silver State High School in Carson City is auditioning for the adult roles in a murder mystery production by Billy St. John – Murder in the House of Horrors.

Oodles of Noodles food festival in Dayton this weekend

Event Date: 
June 22, 2013 - 10:00am

The 12th Annual Oodles of Noodles Festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday in Dayton. Hosted by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Oodles of Noodles is a two-day event in Old Town Dayton that combines great food provided by our contestants and food vendors, amazing entertainment, local talent, and tons of vendor and business booths.

The Oodles of Noodles Cook-off will be SATURDAY ONLY from 10am-2pm. Tasting Tickets are $5 for Adults and $3 for Children.

Greater Nevada Announces New Consultant

Greater Nevada Mortgage (GNM) has brought on Tracy McLeod to serve as a Mortgage Consultant in Douglas County. Her diverse background encompasses more than 20 years of experience in mortgage servicing, including title, escrow and loan origination.

McLeod is an active member of the Council of Residential Specialists, the Women’s Council of Realtors and the Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors. Additionally, her efforts in the mortgage industry were recognized by the Nevada Appeal in 2008 when she was awarded Reader’s Choice for Loan Officer.

Vote!

Please help support our establishment by voting for Kim Lee’s Sushi & Teriyaki in the Nevada Appeal Reader’s Choice Awards!
Easily vote online at www.nevadaappeal.com. Or by picking up a copy of The Nevada Appeal newspaper and mailing your ballot in.

Two taken by CareFlight after Carson Street crash

UPDATE: Carson City Fire Department and sheriff's patrol officers were called Wednesday afternoon to an accident involving two vehicles at Carson and Colorado streets. Two were sent by CareFlight to the hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

Carson City Bike Month Bigger Than Ever

May is Bike Month in Carson City, and that means more bike riders out and about, commuting, or riding for fun. In honor of National Bike Month, Muscle-Powered, Citizens for a Walkable and Bikeable Carson City has developed a full schedule of events for 2013, including the Tour de Carson May 5- a 30-mile bike ride for more advanced riders, along with two Family Cruise rides, one on May 15 at 6 p.m. starting at Telegraph Square, and a second Ride with a Vet on May 18 in conjunction with Chapter 388 of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Bicycle Clinic at Bike Carson-Tahoe

Bike Carson-Tahoe will be doing a clinic at the shop on Wednesday night, May 1st, at 6:30 PM. Owner Chris Huber will cover flat repair, a lesson on gearing (numerical explanation, gear overlap, what gear to use, etc.), and also touch on group riding etiquette.

High Sierra Swing Dance Spring Ball winners

Lisa Schuette and Bob Truesdale danced an East Coast swing medley to garner first place in the "Local Celebrities Who Think They Can Dance" contest April 27 at High Sierra Swing Dance Club's sixth-annual Spring Ball at the Carson Nugget.

High Sierra Swing Dance contest 'celebs' prepare for big night

Six local Carson City celebrities are competing in a "Dancing With the Stars"- type contest at the High Sierra Swing Dance Club’s sixth anniversary dinner-dance on April 27 at the Carson Nugget.

The "Local Celebrities Who Think They Can Dance" contestants have been paired with local dance instructors for a variety of dances, including swing, country, Latin, and hip hop. The instructors are Jo Ann Grace, Rainer Herm, Emily Thicke, Armando Nevarez, Earl Case and Bob Truesdale.

The capitol dome is silver, not red

Considering how many years I spent building and managing the websites of the Nevada Appeal and its sister publications, I was interested to see them roll out a completely new web platform and design last week.

The look is very clean, though almost in a retro-1999 way, and they do work better on mobile devices. But they removed so much navigation that it makes it hard to find what you are looking for, and the keyword search is deathly slow, when it works at all.

Carson City public figures compete at Spring Ball dinner-dance

High Sierra Swing Dance Club invites the public to its sixth-annual anniversary Spring Ball dinner-dance on April 27 at the Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St., Carson City.

Dust off your evening gowns and neckties for an evening of great food and even-better dancing. The semi formal/formal-attire evening begins with no-host cocktails at 6 p.m.

Carson City nonprofit that helps poor hosts major fundraiser at Nugget Thursday; tickets available

Having fed and provided shelter for the poor and indigent for more than 30 years, the Carson City nonprofit agency FISH is asking Carson City residents, public officials and private citizens to a special dinner on Thursday, March 14.

Sagebrusher scribe Sam Davis known for his Writin’ and Fightin' through the Comstock

Sam Davis was a Sagebrusher from the old school who backed up what he wrote. It was a tradition he learned on the Comstock. You could write what you wanted, but you had to back up what you wrote.

Carson City Vietnam veterans make it personal

 Vietnam Veterans, Mayor Robert Crowell, Battle Born Days, NV Day
Vietnam Veterans, Mayor Robert Crowell, Battle Born Days, NV Day

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 388 are ringing in the New Year by knocking on doors throughout Carson City. They are making personal visits to those who helped bring the Traveling Wall Memorial to Mills Park for “Battle Born Days” and the Nevada Day celebrations.

Nonprofit Nevada Fire Safe Council files for bankruptcy

Nevada Fire Safe Council filed a voluntary Chapter 7 petition this week, seeking to liquidate debt and essentially end operations. Documents list liabilities of up to $10 million and assets of anywhere from zero to $50,000.
The council established in 1999 shut down last spring after a federal audit released in February revealed irregularities in how it handled grants, the Nevada Appeal reports.

Carson City to celebrate 'Day of the Dead' at Nevada State Museum

Event Date: 
November 10, 2012 - 10:00am

All cultures celebrate the dead as well as mourn them. And the first of November usually marks the Day of the Dead, also known as Dia de los Muertos. In Carson City there will be a multicultural celebration Saturday, November 10, to honor loved ones who have passed away with stories, crafts, songs and exhibits, colorful folklore dancers. The Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nevada State Museum.

Dispute Emerges Between Sandoval, Lawmakers Over Access To Budget Data

CARSON CITY – A dispute has emerged between Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Legislature over what information in the initial state agency request budget should be made available to legislative staff and the public.

At a meeting of the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee today, state Budget Director Jeff Mohlenkamp was asked about what is considered by legislative staff to be a departure from past practice regarding the budget information provided to legislative fiscal staff and the public.

Former Carson High School teacher faces sexual conduct charges

A former Carson High School teacher faces charges of having sexual conduct with a student and the Carson City District Attorney's Office has issued a warrant for her arrest.
Jennifer Dalton, 35, quit the school district in November 2011 for personal reasons and has been on administrative pay since Sept. 1, 2011, Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes told the Nevada Appeal.

Start Of Early Voting Sees Heavy Turnout In Capital

CARSON CITY – Scores of people waited in line at the county courthouse here this morning to become some of the first of more than 1.2 million registered voters statewide to cast ballots in the Nov. 6 general election.

Letter to the editor: WNC Incident a bad example for youth

Letter to the editor:
It was with great sadness that I read the Nevada Appeal report (Oct.6,) “Political Speech Leads to Pushing at Forum”. For many months I’ve tolerated mean, thoughtless tirades by a handful of people opposed to positive change in our capital city community. Everyone is entitled to his opinion, however negative and uninformed it might be.

Carson Canine Adventures - Open House

Event Date: 
September 23, 2012 (All day)

Carson Canine Adventures in Carson City will hold an open house this weekend Sept., 23, 2012 from 10am until 4pm. Come by and meet the trainers and find out all about our new classes. Try some of the sport activities yourself. Dogs must be on leashes.
There will be everything from puppy classes to the “big show” conformation instructors there to meet you and talk about all things DOG! We will discuss nutrition and there will even be a groomer there to talk about grooming your best friend.

Nevada Appeal goes through another editor

We've been getting many calls and emails asking about what happened to Nevada Appeal Editor Dennis Noone, whose name has been stripped from the newspaper's masthead.

Two sources inside the newspaper report that Noone, who was hired a little more than a year ago, was let go on or about Aug. 10. As for why this happened, we don't know, as personnel matters like this are private, and the Appeal has not released any information about it.

Dutch Bros. Voted #1 Coffee in Carson City

Carson City Dutch Bros. Coffee

Carson City, Nev. – It has been announced that Dutch Bros. Coffee was selected by Nevada Appeal readers as having the best coffee in Carson City.

In addition to quality, Dutch Bros. is also known for its quick and friendly service. It was recently ranked by J.D. Power and Associates as highest in customer satisfaction compared to other coffee companies in its 2012 Specialty Coffee Retailer Satisfaction Report(SM).

You can taste the award-winning, three-bean blend by visiting the drive-thru location at 1449 S. Carson St. in Carson City.

Pro Cyclist Brings Experience to Bike Shop

by Teri Vance
Story originally appearing in the Nevada Appeal
:
http://www.nevadaappeal.com/ARTICLE/20120715/NEWS/120719914/-1/RSS
Chris Huber is bringing his expertise to Carson City.
“It’s what I know,” he said. “It’s what I do.”
What Huber knows is the world of cycling.
Huber is a former professional cyclist who had several top-10 finishes in the World Cycling Championships and held the speed record for a self-powered vehicle in 1993.

Carson City Democratic Womens Club Monthly Meeting

Event Date: 
July 14, 2012 (All day)

The Carson City Democratic Women's Club monthly meeting will be held Saturday July 14, at Grandma Hatties. At noon, the featured speaker is Dennis Noone, Editor of the Nevada Appeal. There will also be a brief presentation from the Organization of America's Nevada Rural Coordinator concerning the start up of the Obama campaign. A new program for the members will be introduced and plans for the Candidate's BBQ August 25th announced. Please come by 11:15 AM to 11:30 AM if you wish to order off the menu. For more information please call Donna at 884-3037.

Smart Phones, Smart Photos

Event Date: 
July 23, 2012 - 6:00pm

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Andrea Moore
900 N. Roop St
775.887.2244 x 1019
awmoore@clan.lib.nv.us

“SMART PHONES, SMART PHOTOS”

CARSON CITY, NEVADA-Carson City Library will host Barry Smith, Executive Director of the Nevada Press Association, on Monday, July 23rd at 6:00 PM. Smith will present “Smart Phones, Smart Photos”, an informational program that will provide basic tips for taking photos with a smart phone. This program is geared toward novice users and will offer information about apps for editing photos, as well as storing and saving photos.

State Workforce Consolidation Plan Gains Support From Northern Nevada Elected Officials

CARSON CITY – Local elected officials representing the Northern Nevada workforce development agency have endorsed a plan to restructure the delivery of job training funds to Nevadans, including eliminating the two local boards now involved in the process.

Carson Chamber's Super Tuesday

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce has two events going today. First, you can hear from the publisher and editor of the Nevada Appeal at the Gold Dust West at 11:30 a.m., part of the Chamber's Soup's On luncheon series.

Does the Nugget Project need a parking garage?

Last week it was revealed that the Carson City Board of Supervisors would be considering putting a question on the ballot to approve a quarter-cent sales tax to fund a downsized $28 million City Center Project, aka Nugget Project.

The Incredible Shrinking Nugget Project

It started off with a grand $90 million vision. Then it shrank to $50 million. Now, the Carson City Center Project, aka Nugget Project, looks like it got downsized again, this time to $28 million.

According to the agenda for the May 17 Board of Supervisors meeting, the board will consider directing City Manager Larry Werner to draft a ballot question asking voters to approve a quarter cent sales tax increase to finance the $28 million project.

What got cut? Mainly the parking garage.

Ride with Carson City’s Leaders

A combination of great weather and growing enthusiasm for cycling in Carson City is getting getting people out there on their bikes, and the ride with Carson City’s Leaders on May 7th was no exception.

The future of Carson Now

I want to take a break from the news to talk a little inside baseball about Carson Now and what's happening here.

On Monday I was notified that I had been selected for a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University for the 2012-13 school year. It's an amazing opportunity to further the work I have done with Carson Now, at the top school in the world for Internet innovation. Situated in Silicon Valley, it's where Google, Yahoo! and more than 5,000 other companies were born.

25,000 Mile Dream on Bike

Biking more than 25,000 miles sounds like an impossible task, but one man had the dream to bike the world. Rick Gunn, 48, of South Lake Tahoe was a photojournalist at The Nevada Appeal for 10 years. In his presentation, SoulCycler, at CHS Wednesday and Thursday, Gunn talked about his three-year tour and showed photos of the people and places where he traveled.

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