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'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.

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.

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.

Comstock Shootout soccer tournament kickoff weekend in Carson City underway

Dozens of teams, hundreds of players and car loads of parents arrived in Carson City this weekend for the 21st annual Comstock Shootout Soccer Tournament.

Hosted by the Carson City American Youth Soccer Organization Region #140 and Carson Futbol Club, around 80 soccer teams are playing in the girl’s tournament this weekend with 68 boys teams set to play April 25-26. The tournament is an open tournament sanctioned by AYSO and US Club Soccer.

Women to Women Nevada with DeDe Stevens

DeDe Stevens of Carson City is this week's guest on Women to Women. Ms. Stevens was born in Bogota, Columbia of a Columbian birth mother who shortly gave her up for adoption in a Bogota orphanage.

Upon being adopted by an American family, DeDe officially entered the United States when she was 12 years old. She is a graduate of Arizona Western College in Yuma, Ariz., with a degree in Spanish.

Ms. Stevens has also spent 26 years in the National Guard from which she is now retired.

Lucas Oil adds second off road race at Wild West Motorsports Park

Event Date: 
May 30, 2014 (All day)

The Wild West Motorsports Park will host two Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series events this summer, showcasing northern Nevada as a premier racing site and giving fans double the action.

The Lucas Oil Series announced that Wild West Motorsports Park will host weekend races May 30-31 in addition to the race planned for Aug. 22-23. This is the third year in a row Wild West Motorsports Park has hosted a Lucas Oil Off Road Race and the first time there has been two races in one season.

Hound House Re-opens with New Owners in North Carson

www.carsoncityhoundhouse.com

Hi! We're the Hound House, originally owned by Dr. Euse from Silver Hills Veterinary who has retired. Luckily, his long-term customers, the Sorensens have re-established the boarding portion of the business. We are here to care for your dog while you're away, either short-term or long-term. You can count on us to make your get-away a more relaxing one knowing your dog is in good hands.

About the Sorensens:

Carson City partners with Remote Area Medical's free three-day Reno clinic

Remote Area Medical, an organization dedicated to providing free, quality health care services to those in need, will host a free clinic April 11-13 for adults and children of Northern Nevada.

Groups and individual volunteers from throughout Northern Nevada including Partnership Carson City, Carson City Health and Human Services and Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey counties, are key partners in the event that will take place at Hug High School, 2880 Sutro Street in Reno.

Wild Horse Children's Theater Performance of Mulan Jr. Continues

Wild Horse Children’s invites you to travel back to the legendary, storytelling days of ancient China with Disney’s Mulan, Jr., the action-packed, musical stage adaptation of the Disney film. Complete with authentic Chinese dancing and even an avalanche, this production of Disney’s Mulan, Jr. will be marching its way to Northern Nevada on April 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and April 12 and 13 at 2 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King Street in Carson City.

Carson City couple put their goals in motion by opening soccer retail store

With school, youth and adult league soccer all the rage throughout Northern Nevada, Carson City has become a destination for regional and state tournaments.

To meet demands of local players and traveling soccer teams, a new retail store, Soccer 4 You, has opened with soccer fanatics in mind. The store will celebrate its grand opening Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6 at 1976 East William Street. It is located in the same complex as Panda Kitchen and Carson City Florist.

Lyon County Board of Commissioners OK tentative budget without employee cuts

After years of cuts and layoffs Lyon County has seen an increase in funding and balanced a budget with no cuts of employees. In the past several years the County has eliminated 120 positions, a 30 percent workforce reduction.

Children’s theater production of Disney’s Mulan, Jr. runs April 4-13 in Carson City

Carson City's Wild Horse Children’s Theater invites you to travel back to the legendary, storytelling days of ancient China with Disney’s Mulan, Jr., the action-packed, musical stage adaptation of the Disney film.

Complete with authentic Chinese dancing and even an avalanche, this production of Disney’s Mulan, Jr. will be marching its way to Northern Nevada on April 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 7:00 p.m. and April 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King Street in Carson City.

WNC, Brewery Arts partner to bring classical guitar legend George Sakellariou to Carson City

Event Date: 
April 26, 2014 - 7:30pm

After five decades of entertaining audiences around the globe, world-renowned classical guitarist George Sakellariou still loves making music. He will will share his immense talent in a rare Northern Nevada appearance on Saturday, April 26, through a partnership between Western Nevada College and the Brewery Arts Center.

Sausage Factory hits third season home run as official hot dog vendor for Reno Aces

With Thursday's Reno Aces opener, baseball fans will again line the stands for peanuts, beer and a hot dog made exclusively here in Carson City.

For the third consecutive season The Sausage Factory is the official hot dog and sausage for the Reno Aces. Some 4,500 pounds of product were sent off to Reno last week in preparation of Thursday's opening day.

Social media boot camp for farmers and ranchers

Event Date: 
April 26, 2014 - 10:00am

FALLON - Social media offers the best and worst examples of Internet marketing, and successful businesses know the rules.

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute offers a Social Media Boot Camp for Farms & Ranches workshop, Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at WNC Fallon Campus, 160 Campus Way, Fallon. Cost is $25 for those registering by April 18, $35 afterward. Lunch is included.

Women to Women features interview with Sue Lowden, candidate for Nevada Lt. Governor

This week's Women to Women Nevada interview is with Sue Lowden, candidate for Lt. Governor of Nevada. Sue candidly shares her reasons why she's chosen to re-enter the political arena and what she intends to deliver to the people of Nevada.

Ms. Lowden discusses challenges she's faced and how's she taken on those challenges. She is also a proud Nevadan who has been working both in front and behind the scenes to bring international and national interests to the state.

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center earns Gold Seal of Approval for Accreditation

Carson Tahoe Health Earns Gold Seal of Approval From Joint Commission

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center has recently earned Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

The Joint Commission is the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. As the only Joint Commission accredited hospital in the Carson City, Douglas County region, the award acknowledges Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center’s dedication to continuous compliance and health care excellence with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Comstock Lode of Cats show in Carson City this weekend

Event Date: 
April 5, 2014 - 9:00am

Attention all feline lovers: the first Comstock Lode of Cats will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, 2014 at Fuji Park in Carson City.

Fundraiser for the Animals benefit hosted by Wylie Animal Rescue, Bulldog Rescue

Event Date: 
April 6, 2014 - 1:00pm

The Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation and Northern Nevada Bulldog Rescue will host a spring Fundraiser for the Animals on Sunday, April 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hacienda Restaurant, 10580 N. McCarran Blvd., in Reno just off of Interstate 80.

The benefit features a buffet menu with Veggie options, Silent Auction, Raffle, door prizes. Celebrity M.C. is KOLO's Amanda Sanchez and music by Gabardine Sisters.

Tickets are $20 includes meal, 2 raffle tickets, and a drawing to win a door prize.

Signups begin for May 4 Caddyshack-themed 'Golf Fore The Kids' charity tournament

There's a force in the universe that makes things happen. All you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen and be the ball.

Signups are underway for the Caddyshack-themed Golf Fore The Kids Charity Children's Golf Tournament to be held on Sunday, May 4, at Eagle Valley East Golf Course in Carson City.

This tournament, hosted by the Carson City Downtown Business Association, will benefit the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada and the Eagle Valley Children's Home.

Nevada public safety agencies adopt 'Share the Road' campaign for motorists, bicyclists

Spring is here which means Nevadans will be taking to the road to get some exercise and soak up some sun, so you will begin to see more people biking along the roads in Nevada.

The Department of Public Safety, Nevada Highway Patrol along with the Nevada Department of Transportation and Regional Transportation Commission have adopted the Share the Road campaign in Northern Nevada.

Women to Women interviews Kellie Butterworth of the Washoe Tribal Health Center

This week's Women to Women Nevada features Kellie Butterworth, a registered dental hygienist. She works for the Washoe Tribal Health Center and has done missionary work in South America.

Women to Women will feature an interview with Sue Lowden, a candidate for Nevada lieutenant governor, on Thursday, March 27. The broadcast had been set to air on Charter TV this week.

Convicted sexual predator in Carson City Jail awaiting extradition as fugitive from justice

A 51-year-old Mesquite, Nev. man with a history that includes being a convicted child sexual predator, was booked Wednesday into Carson City Jail on a felony warrant charge of being a fugitive from justice, according to the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

The May 8, 2012 warrant, issued out of Kandiyohi County, Minn., alleges that Scott Allen McMaster knowingly violated his required registration and intentionally provides false information to avoid contact with law enforcement. He is being held in the Carson City Jail without bail awaiting extradition.

Mammogram screenings in Carson City available March 22-23 through Nevada Health Centers

Nevada Health Centers' traveling Mammovan will provide mammogram screenings Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23, in Carson City.

The Mammovan will be parked at Smith's, 599 East William Street, both days from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The service is a program of Nevada Health Centers, Inc.

The Mammovan is a mobile mammography van that travels to underserved areas of the Silver State state to provide mammograms to women 40 and over and uninsured women who probably would not seek out mammography services on their own. The Mammovan provides screening and diagnostic tests.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day today with dance performance at Children's Museum

Event Date: 
March 15, 2014 - 10:00am

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Saturday at Children's Museum of Northern Nevada. Come join the fun and wear your green and celebrate at the Children’s Museum with arts and crafts along with a performance by the Blanchette School of Irish Dance at 2pm.

Saturday March 15th
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

All activities are FREE with price of admission. The museum is located at 813 N. Carson St, Carson City.
Go to www.cmnn.org

Women to Women with Nancy McPherson

This week's Women to Women guest, Nancy McPherson, is a most compassionate lady with a heart for the underdogs. She's a volunteer with the Northern Nevada Regional Animal Center in Dayton.

Paulina Urantowska-Torres promoted at Nevada Rural Housing Authority

Paulina Urantowska-Torres has been promoted to the position of Compliance Specialist for the Nevada Rural Housing Authority’s Home at Last department.

Her primary focus will be processing the Mortgage Credit Certificate files for NRHA and to support the agency’s new partnership with NHD for MCCs in the Reno and Las Vegas areas, according to a news release.

Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery hosts third Northern Nevada Youth Art Show on Saturday

Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery in Carson City will host its third Northern Nevada Youth Art Show Saturday, March 15 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Gallery owner Jeff Pace has become the local “go to” guy for many artists of all ages. He has hosted hundreds of Nevada artists over the years and is now seeing artists as young as seven come in to his gallery with their parents to seek his opinion, advice and mentorship on their budding talent.

Nevada Rural Housing Authority hosts free April 5 Home Buyer’s Expo

The Nevada Rural Housing Authority will host a free Homebuyer’s Expo on Saturday, April 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Ponderosa Room at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks.

The Expo is designed to educate prospective homeowners on what goes into buying a house, as well as maintaining the home after purchase. There will be presenters from NRHA, as well as lenders, builders, title companies and non-profit partners.

Songwriter, cowboy poet Mike Beck returns Friday to Carson City for wild horse rescue benefit

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.

Women to Women with Tahoe balloonist Katie Griggs

"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.

UNR student Sontag competition team awarded $50,000 for entrepreneurship

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.

Clean Dried Processing expands Lyon County facility in Silver Springs

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.

'One Kind Cookie' campaign aims to inspire acts of kindness with Girl Scout Cookies

Think Kindness and Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada are teaming up to take on bullying by inspiring more than 500 acts of kindness in the month of March, and they’re asking the community to join the cause. It’s simple:

Table set April 24 with Dining Out For Life fundraiser

Event Date: 
April 24, 2014 - 7:00am

What if you could dramatically change a life – just by dining out? On Thursday April 24, 2014, you can do just that. Join Northern Nevada HOPES for our 4th annual Dining Out For Life fundraiser, and help improve the lives of individuals and families affected by HIV in northern Nevada.

Women to Women host Carol Paz in the interview chair

The tables are turned in the latest Women to Women program when regular host Carol Paz answers questions.

Agency 36 marketing owner, Carson City Quarterly publisher and Carson HorseShoe casino spokeswoman Dana Freund sits down with Paz to peel back the onion layers of life and living in Carson City. Paz discusses books she's read and digested, new friends made and those qualities that make Carson City a special place to call home.

Nevada 150 events through March

Many events are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of March. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. Here are some events scheduled for around Carson City and Northern Nevada:

Carson City public works chief to retire, deputy director picked as successor

Carson City Public Works Director Andrew Burnham announced his retirement effective June 2. Burnham has served as Public Works Director since 2000.

To facilitate an easy transition, Burnham will step down and serve as the Deputy Public Works Director until his retirement date.

Women to Women Nevada with Lori Bagwell

This week's Women to Women guest is Lori Bagwell, owner of Charley's Grilled Subs in the Carson Mall and candidate for Carson City Supervisor Ward 3.

In its third season, Women to Women Nevada is hosted by Carol Paz and is televised on Charter Media every Thursday at 7 pm on Channel 190 (Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Fallon, Lake Tahoe) and 15 (in Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton). Women to Women is also being shown on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 8-8:30pm and on Sundays from 11:30-12 noon. Episodes also appear every Friday on Carson Now.

Gifts of Grace Dinner Auction

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Mar 08 2014 .
March 8, 2014 (All day)

Enjoy fine dining, student performances, and unique opportunities while supporting local students and families at the Sierra Lutheran High School Gifts of Grace annual dinner and auction Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Genoa Lakes Golf Club.

Activities include an elegant dinner prepared by The Supper Club at Genoa Lakes Golf Club, silent auction for unique gifts and activities, live auction for vacation and party packages as well as drawings (Dollar$ for Scholar$) for a Smart TV, HP 2-in-1 Notebook and a $500 gas card.

Prestige and Carson Tahoe Health to provide senior care services to Carson City region

Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living, leaders in skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, announced plans Tuesday to join with Carson Tahoe Health to expand senior care services and offer comprehensive memory care to Carson City residents and their families.

As a first step in the relationship, the organizations will develop a community with 40 units for memory care services on the Carson Tahoe Specialty Medical Center campus. Construction will begin in 2014.

Carson City Toyota Scion raffles 2014 Tacoma, proceeds benefit Nevada Wolf Pack

Dick Campagni's Carson City Toyota Scion is raffling a new 2014 Toyota Tacoma with 100 percent of the proceeds generated to go toward University of Nevada Wolf Pack football and basketball programs.

On March 8 during the Nevada vs. UNLV basketball game, the Pack will raffle off the new Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab V6, courtesy of the Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers.

Greater Nevada Credit Union accepting scholarship applications

Greater Nevada Credit Union is accepting applications for its annual academic scholarship program, which has awarded over $180,000 in scholarships since 2000. This year, Greater Nevada will award 15 scholarships for $1,000 each.

Women to Women with Rupal Wadhia

This week's Women to Women Nevada features Rupal Wadhia, owner of Foodies Bystro in Carson City. Rupal has introduced some great food and culture to Carson City. Foodies Bystro also offers a full vegan menu and high teas.

WNC softball opens home series against No. 16 Salt Lake

Western Nevada College hosts Salt Lake Community College, the national NJCAA runner-up for the past three years, in its home-opening softball series beginning Friday at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City.

Doubleheaders against the Bruins are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday.

The Wildcats (3-10, 0-4) got off to a rough start in SWAC play after dropping four games to ninth-ranked College of Southern Idaho last week.

Eagle Valley Middle School Science Olympiad Team Triumphs at Regional Tournament

The Eagle Valley Middle School Science Olympiad team won 1st place at regional competition held at University of Nevada Reno on Saturday, Feb. 8 against several teams from the Northern Nevada area.

Competition at the middle school level is opened to grades 6-9. Coached by EVMS science teacher, Josh Billings, the team is composed of EVMS 6th-8th graders and a freshman from CHS.

Carson City Median Home Price Up 14%

Based on a continued increase in Buyer demand and historically low levels of home inventory and interest rates, the median price of Carson City homes is up 14% over January, 2013 home prices. The number of homes sold in January, 2014 is also up 35% from January, 2013; there were 35 single family homes sold in Carson City in January, 2014.

Carson City music store hits the right notes with unique business model

Playing to the beat of your own rhythm comes from years of watching how others do it and then improvising to set a course of your own.

When it comes to making perfect pitch, where melody and harmony fit together organically, Vince Gates has turned his Carson City music store into the equivalent of a six-piece power band that customers can't seem to get enough of.

Women to Women with Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd

This week's Women to Women Nevada interview is with Carson City Supervisor Karen Abowd. Karen is the president and founder of The Greenhouse Project and co-owns Adele's Restaurant and Lounge in Carson City with her husband Charlie.

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