• Carson Now on Facebook
  • Follow Carson Now on Twitter
  • Follow Carson Now by RSS
  • Follow Carson Now by Email

Northern Nevada

Northern Nevada economic agencies partner for two October conferences

Three northern Nevada development agencies have partnered to bring the 2014 Manufacturing in Nevada Conference to Sparks, Oct. 1-2. The event will coincide with a Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles conference.

The events are being hosted by the Northern Nevada Development Authority, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, and Nevada Industry Excellence. The conferences feature the field's top experts, as well as showcasing exhibit booths both days.

It's Your City with Supervisor Jim Shirk

Carson City Ward 4 Supervisor Jim Shirk provides an update on recent meetings of the Board of Supervisors.

Shirk notes a recent joint meeting with the Carson City School District and discusses the outsourcing of Carson City Animal Services as well as the building department.

Polar Express 2014 tickets aboard the historic V&T Railroad now on sale

Tickets for the 2014 season of the Polar Express aboard the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad are now on sale. The perennial holiday favorite all-ages train ride from the frosty Northern Nevada landscape to the North Pole, will run from Nov. 20 to Dec. 22. The hour long V&T diesel train ride includes a keepsake silver bell, hot chocolate and cookies, entertainment and a reading of The Polar Express.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for August 20-27

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Aug 20-27. Varying conditions exist due to extreme drought conditions.

Congressional Candidate Kristen Spees Announces I-80 District Tour

Kristen Spees for Congress NV-2 Nevada Logo
Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Thu Aug 21 2014 .
August 17, 2014 (All day)
Event Date: 
August 18, 2014 (All day)
Event Date: 
August 19, 2014 (All day)
Event Date: 
August 20, 2014 (All day)
Event Date: 
August 21, 2014 (All day)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 17, 2014KristenSpeesforCongess@gmail.com Congressional Candidate Kristen Spees Announces I-80 District TourTour campaign stops announced ELKO, NV-- Today Kristen Spees announced the start of her congressional campaign’s I-80 District Tour throughout Northern Nevada. 

Boys and Girls Club kids party at back to school bash, adults get their turn at Sept. 7 luau

A back to school bash Wednesday at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada turned out to be a big end-of-summer safety splash for its members.

With the last-minute cancelation of Carson City’s National Night Out because of recent heavy rain saturating Mills Park, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office took some of the donations for the event and turned them loose for the hundreds of kids at the Russell Way club.

HopeFest free outdoor concert tonight to benefit local cancer patients

UPDATE: The Carson Tahoe Health Foundation is pleased to host HopeFest 2014, an outdoor concert tonight, Friday, offering free admission with all sales on food, drinks and raffle tickets directly benefitting local cancer patients.

Nationally famed folk-rock band, Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours known for their cowboy jazz, Tex-Mex groove and soulful R&B dance tunes will be the headlining performers. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center located at 1535 Medical Parkway, Carson City.

Outdoors with Don Q: Flowers, bird and animals are her favorites subjects

By now, you know that many of the photos attached to my outdoor articles at Carson Now are those taken by my wife, Elaine. She is not a professional photographer, does not have professional photo training or professional equipment, but does possess a great natural talent for framing her photo subjects with the proper backgrounds.

Between the two of us, we have a total of three "Point and Shoot" cameras: An old Pentax Optio 750Z (The one I use), a Cannon Power Shot Sx280 HS (her favorite) and a Sony HD VCHD (her backup camera).

Cooperative Extension’s ‘Grow Your Own, Nevada!’ classes return in September

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will present six “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes at seven locations across northern Nevada to provide information to homeowners, gardeners, landscapers and farmers who want their lawns to survive and thrive in a desert climate.

“Recurring droughts are a fact of life for Nevadans,” Cooperative Extension Horticulture Specialist Heidi Kratsch said. “This program will teach homeowners how to create and care for landscapes that are resilient to drought events, yet outstandingly beautiful. Yes, it is possible.”

Nevada celebrates Sesquicentennial with August event lineup

Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 15 through Aug. 31.

$3.8 million project will help northern Nevada build resiliency to future droughts

Managing water in northern Nevada’s Truckee-Carson River System requires local communities to balance urban, agricultural and ecosystem needs. Changes in historical climate trends are increasingly expected to make this balancing act more challenging. A competitive grant totaling $3.8 million has been awarded to the University of Nevada, Reno and the Desert Research Institute in partnership with the U.S.

Dr. Lali Sekhon performs first OLIF spine surgery in Northern Nevada

Dr. Lali Sekhon, a surgeon with Sierra Neurosurgery Group in Reno, is the first physician in northern Nevada to complete an Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion.

The OLIF25 procedure, created just two years ago, is a minimally-invasive surgical technique used to place an interbody graft into the spinal column while minimizing obstacles presented by nerves, bones and muscles. Dr. Sekhon is a highly skilled neurosurgeon with extensive experience in motion preservation techniques and technologies, artificial discs and minimally-invasive surgery.

WNC's fifth solar array takes nonprofit installer Black Rock Solar over 5 MW mark

Western Nevada College solar array by Black Rock Solar

With the August completion of a 180-kW rooftop array at Western Nevada College in Carson City, nonprofit Black Rock Solar has reached the milestone of building five megawatts of solar power capacity across the state of Nevada. The 83 clean energy projects built by Black Rock Solar since its 2007 founding include arrays for schools, hospitals, food banks, homeless shelters and Native American tribes. These arrays have been built at little or no cost to the recipients, but now provide more than $725,000 of combined savings annually on the organizations’ energy bills.

Youth football event at Carson High causes parking jam

Thousands are gathering today at Carson High School for the Sierra Youth Football League Carson Experience. More than 15,000 parents, coaches, players and fans are expected to attend the event, which has brought players to scrimmage from Northern Nevada and Northern California.

Parking has swelled, filling lots at the high school, nearby churches, side streets and at Mills Park. Parking is now being encouraged at Gold Dust West, according to Carson City Sheriff’s Office deputies via dispatch. There is a shuttle bus that is operating, transporting passengers to the event from the resort casino, located at 2171 Highway 50 East.

3rd Annual Red Shoe Gala Set to Raise Funds for Families with Children in Area Hospitals

Reno Ronald McDonald House, non-profit gala
Event Date: 
October 10, 2014 - 6:00pm

Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada, a non-profit organization that houses families with children at local hospitals, will be bringing its Red Shoe Gala to the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno for a third year. The Oct. 10, 2014, event will raise funds for the organization’s mission with the theme “Make Someone Happy!”

Douglas County explains why it didn't file disaster declaration following July's flash flood

Douglas County Commissioners and Douglas County Emergency Management’s decision not to file a disaster declaration has come under question, been criticized, and created opportunities for much public comment and debate. The recent flash flood event in north eastern portion of the Johnson Lane, Central Johnson Lane, and Fish Springs areas of the county was a significant event that many would think would warrant a disaster declaration.

Four-year-old's food drive effort for Carson City’s hungry culminates Sunday at Ross Gold Park

A very young Northern Nevada boy has set out on a very mature mission on behalf of his community. Four-year-old Garrett Triner says he doesn’t want to see people go hungry and told his mother, Randi Vigna, he wanted to do something about it after he saw a homeless man on the sidewalk.

The boy asked his mom several questions about hunger and food and why people sometimes go without. That’s when the idea came up to do a food drive, which is happening this weekend with a drop off Sunday at Ross Gold Park in Carson City from 2 to 5 p.m.

NV150 Fair events in Carson City continue Saturday with live music, carnival and livestock shows

NV 150 Fair events continue all day long Saturday at Fuji Park in Carson City. Parking is available at Casino Fandango, with shuttle bus service to and from the fairgrounds.

Among today's activities, there will be livestock shows, sales and demonstrations, carnival rides and games, fly tying demonstrations, cloggers, a dog show at 4 p.m. Sons of Slide Mountain Band beginning at noon, Youth Theater Carson City performance at 12:30 p.m.

On stage The Mountain Girls (band) at 4:30, Ranch Rodeo at 5 p.m., live music with CW Bayer and Mr. Spoons at 5:30 p.m.

Young students learn computer programming and 3D design at UNR summer camp

The fourth graders worked at the computer screens for hours, fingers dancing over the keyboard and figures on the screen spinning, growing and changing colors. And, their parents were happy. The students weren’t playing games; they were designing and building things like a whistle, buildings, hot air balloon, cars, DNA models, bracelets, airplanes and more, using a 3-D modeling and CAD design program.

Sesquicentennial Fair in Carson City highlight Nevada 150 events throughout August

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 1 through Aug. 14.

Committee vote sets Northern Nevada lands bills on path to final House passage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A package of Northern Nevada lands bills — six introduced by Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-2) and one by Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) unanimously passed the House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday.

The bipartisan support clears the way for the legislation to be brought to the House floor in September as a non-controversial suspension bill, according to a news release from Amodei's office.

The compromise agreement was made possible after adjustments to the legislation were made to a version passed in January.

Cause Warrior Ride Passes Through Dayton, Northern Nevada

Event Date: 
July 25, 2014 (All day)

In early morning fog on Sunday, July 20, 2014, a team of six riders began a 70-day long journey across the U.S. to bring awareness and support to today’s wounded warriors and their families. The 2014 Cause Warrior Ride Team will stop in over 70 cities and towns along the route to historic West Point in New York. They arrived in Dayton, NV on Friday, July 25, departing the following morning.

Greater Nevada Expands Business Lending Services

Over the past year and a half, Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU), the area’s largest locally-based credit union, has seen more than 115% growth in its business lending portfolio. One of the credit union’s newest products, construction loans, is taking off just as rapidly, thanks to local businesses that want to expand, and the unique services offered by Greater Nevada to help them do it.

Deep Thoughts, Cheap Shots & Bonbons

I was not the first to share the news of the Hyatt Hotel project; as it was already alluded to by the Northern Nevada Development Association on its website. In addition to numerous rumors that ran rampant throughout the community.

Square Dancing at the Nevada 150 Fair

Event Date: 
August 1, 2014 (All day)

Capitol Cutups is hosting an exhibition dance at the Nevada 150 Fair.
Come and watch and get information about new dancer classes!
We are dancing 6 to 8pm on Friday August 1st
All Northern Nevada clubs are invited to participate.

NV150 Fair in Carson City opens with free entry and nonstop entertainment

UPDATE: Thursday at 11 a.m., the Wells Fargo coach will be delivering Governor Brian Sandoval, Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell and Wells Fargo Regional Manager Chad Osorno and Wells Fargo Northern Nevada Area Manager Sean French to Fuji Park in south Carson City to preside over the official opening and ribbon cutting of Carson City’s contribution to the NV150 Anniversary event, the NV150Fair.

The NV150Fair will feature over 90 4-H and Future Farmers of America kids from around the region showcasing their animals and farm knowledge.

'Jazz & Beyond' Music Festival features entertainment at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair

"Jazz & Beyond" performers in Fuji Park on Aug. 2
Event Date: 
August 2, 2014 - 12:00pm

The "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival," in collaboration with Carson City, is proud to present five of several bands at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair in Fuji Park on Saturday, August 2. "Jazz & Beyond" runs from Aug. 1 to Aug. 17 and features over 50 events, mainly in the downtown Carson City area.

The five "Jazz & Beyond" bands at the Fair on August 2 are Sons of Slide Mountain, RVGS Tantalus, Lynne Colvig Latin Jazz, the Reno Jazz Orchestra with singer Jackie Landrum, and the St. Christopher Project, featuring the music of Tom Waits.

PUC hearing today on NV Energy's petition to recover $78 million in 'smart meter' costs

NV Energy has petitioned the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada with the hopes of recovering $78 million in costs associated with implementation of electric and gas smart meters in Northern Nevada.

A hearing on the matter is set for today, Wednesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. in Hearing Room A of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, 1150 E. William St. in Carson City.

Weather Service: More thunderstorms expected this afternoon

We’re not out of the woods with wild weather yet. The National Weather Service says to expect severe thunderstorms around Northern Nevada this afternoon.

According to a special weather statement, a there’s a strong upper level disturbance that will move across northeast California and northwest Nevada.

Abundant moisture and strong winds aloft are favorable for the development of thunderstorms this afternoon with a few becoming severe, according to the weather service.

Youth Theatre Carson City presents Seussical The Musical, Jr. beginning July 25

Youth Theatre Carson City is thrilled to announce our upcoming production of SEUSSICAL, JR., an exciting adventure through the world of Dr. Seuss. The show will run two weekends, July 25 – August 3, 2014 in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center. SEUSSICAL, JR. is great fun for the whole family. Over 70 young local performers portray all the characters from the popular Dr. Seuss books in this fantastical musical extravaganza.

Photographer captures amazing progression of lightning strikes Saturday over Carson City

Carson Now reader Scott Gorno took these amazing photos of the lighting strikes around Carson City early Saturday evening. The strikes touched off several small brush fires around the north, east and west sides of town, capping a week of repeated storm systems that moved through Northern Nevada, with one causing Wednesday's Clear Creek Fire.

'Farm City' author tours Carson City Greenhouse Project ahead of Saturday talk

Author Novella Carpenter, left center, tours the Greenhouse Project with founder Karen Abowd, left, and garden educator Camille Jones, on Friday, July 18, 2014. Carpenter, who wrote the New York Times Bestseller "Farm City," will speak at the Carson City Library Summer Reading Program for adults event at the Farmer's Market Saturday at 11 a.m.

UNR hosts scientific gathering to track socio-environmental systems in mountain regions

An ancient forest of mature pine trees, standing upright under 100 feet of water in a small lake in the Lake Tahoe Basin, helps scientists as they study how changing climate can affect mountain environments and the communities in them. The trees, discovered and studied by a University of Nevada, Reno, researcher, are remnants of a 200-year-long medieval drought.

The site is a stop on one of the field trips of a four-day international conference on mountain observatories held at the University of Nevada, Reno July 16-19.

Army Guard, Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association team up for new partnership

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Army National Guard is set to team up with the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and become one of the association's partners for the 2014-2015 academic year, Nevada Guard and
NIAA officials said Thursday. The NIAA is the non-profit organization of secondary schools in Nevada that acts as the governing body of high school athletics and activities.

Artown has gone to the dogs!

Visit us at Art Paws
Event Date: 
July 20, 2014 - 10:00am

Join thousands of revelers and best fur friends at Art Paws, Artown's only dog-friendly event. Enjoy a variety of food vendors, animal artists, canine activities and contests, beer and wine libations, great live music, hourly raffles and a silent action. Sunday, July 20 from 10-5, McKinley Arts & Culture Center Park @ 925 Riverside Dr.

Pets of the Homeless, a nonprofit will be there collecting pet food for the disadvantaged in Northern Nevada. To learn more about Pets of the Homeless visit www.petsofthehomeless.org

Northern Nevada Dream Center Annual Toiletries Drive

Event Date: 
July 26, 2014 (All day)

The Northern Nevada Dream Center is partnering with six Northern Nevada Walmart stores for our annual toiletries drive. Volunteers will be at each store from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM collecting travel sized toiletries to fill our Rescue Bags that are distributed to folks in need in our local communities. Come by and make a donation! Visit us here.

Girl Scouts seek Women In Leadership nominees

Event Date: 
November 20, 2014 (All day)

Do you know an extraordinary woman who has distinguished herself as an outstanding member of the community?

The Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada will honor women from across northern Nevada who truly stand out for their commitment to the community. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 TRIUMPHANT: Celebrating Women In Leadership awards program.

NV Energy petitions to recover $78 million in 'smart meter' costs

NV Energy has petitioned the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada with the hopes of recovering $78 million in costs associated with implementation of electric and gas smart meters in Northern Nevada.

A hearing on the matter is set for Wednesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. in Hearing Room A of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, 1150 E. William St.

Active 4-H clubs in Northern Nevada empower youth with agriculture education

As we countdown to the NV150 Fair in Carson City, we want to honor the kids that make the fair so very special. These are the kids who raise the animals so lovingly, yet are willing to release them for sale. These are the kids now bringing attention to the farm-to-table movement and are learning the value of a job well done.

As the late Whitney Houston sang, “I believe children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.”
4-H clubs were formed to teach our children the importance of agriculture and to learn new ways to better farm or raise their animals.

Nevada 150 celebrates statehood with events through July

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of July. These Nevada 150 celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held July 18 through July 31.

Record Temperatures and Energy Demand

RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Northern Nevada is seeing some record breaking temperatures in the region. Higher temperatures can bring higher energy demand, as more people turn on their air conditioning and turn down their thermostat.

Author, ag expert to have 'kitchen table' conversation during Carson City Farmer's Market

New York Times author Novella Carpenter will be at the 3rd and Curry Street downtown Carson City Farmer’s Market on July 19 at 11 a.m. to chat about her bestselling memoir, Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer.

Carpenter and northern Nevada agriculture expert Mark O’Farrell, of Hungry Mother Organics, are set to engage in a kitchen-table visit. Under a large tent, with seats for 100, the conversation will be led by northern Nevada’s KTVN news anchor Erin Breen. The special event is aimed at raising awareness about the vital role farmers play in our lives.

Virginia City celebrates July 4 with annual parade

Many across the country, including here in northern Nevada, are celebrating Independence Day. For those who wanted to have more of a vintage 4th of July celebration, hundreds came to the Comstock for the annual parade.

"It's an awesome small town parade," said Karen Woodmansee, parade organizer. "If you want to know what America was like, it's still up here in Virginia City."

Two-day Highway 50 saturation patrol results in 107 citations; DUI checkpoint continues Friday night

Speeders along Highway 50 between Carson City and Lake Tahoe may have felt the pinch in a two-day saturation patrol by the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

In the Wednesday and Thursday stepped up traffic patrol, known as "saturation" 107 citations were issued, with the majority, around 95 percent of those stopped, for speeding violations, said Carson City Sheriff's Office Sgt. Scott McDaniel.

Wild West Murder Mystery theater train and barbecue aboard historic V&T July 18 and Aug. 15

Hijinks on the Comstock with a twist comes to Carson City this summer with "Where is the Gold?" a Wild West melodrama and murder mystery dinner set aboard a vintage Virginia and Truckee Railroad steam engine train, July 18 and August 15.

"Where is the Gold?" produced by the Brewery Arts Center will entertain with plenty of Comstock legend and lore intertwined with spellbinding whodunit mystery. The audience will be invited to help the cast of characters solve the mystery of who stole the gold, and who is responsible for the death of Mr. Big.

Carson City Visitors Bureau 'beat the heat' photo contest still open

There's still time to enter the "beat the heat" photo contest sponsored through the Carson City Visitors Bureau.

The contest is designed around summer visitors to Nevada's capital city and beating the heat. Participants have a chance to win lodging, dining and entertainment passes, rodeo tickets and more.

Carson City was recently recognized nationally as the fastest warming city in the United States. To remind the world that we do not live in a dry, barren, hot wasteland Visit Carson City is hosting a “Beat The Heat” photo contest on Facebook.

Holiday DUI checkpoint Friday near Lake Tahoe in Douglas County

Several northern Nevada law enforcement agencies will team up and “Joining Forces” this Independence Day as an additional security measure in providing for a safe holiday weekend.

On Friday afternoon and evening, police officers from the Reno and Sparks Police Departments, deputies from the Washoe, Lyon and Douglas County Sheriff’s Offices, and troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI road block on Highway 50 in Douglas County near Lake Tahoe. Motorists passing through the checkpoint will be briefly greeted by one of the law enforcement officers.

Teams participate in adventure trek to benefit Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs

Three hunting TV personalities with local ties will help a Northern Nevada outdoorsman store raise money for the nonprofit group Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs with an adventure trek covering about 54 miles in a friendly competition.

Carson Tahoe HopeFest 2014

Event Date: 
August 22, 2014 (All day)

Annual benefit concert supporting local cancer patients. Nationally famed folk-rock band, Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours known for their cowboy jazz, Tex-Mex waltzes, country ballads and soulful R&B dance tunes will headline the seventh annual event.

ESL 10th Year Award Ceremony

Event Date: 
June 28, 2014 (All day)

June 28, 2014 was a gala day for many of our most disadvantaged families, as 42 adults from the ESL in-home Program of Northern Nevada, a no-cost-to-student program, were presented with certificates of achievement in English language and literacy. The program also tutors GED preparation and Citizenship Study at no cost.

Syndicate content