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Carson City sheriff's arrest log for July 9-10

A 27-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on felony drug charges after deputies searched his Jeep and found Oxycodone pills and methamphetamine inside a safe, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

Kenneth Dominici of Carson City, who is listed as unemployed, was stopped at 9:21 p.m. in the area of Market Street east of Retail Drive after officers observed his left brake light not working and a shattered windshield directly in front of the driver's side.

Jack's Bar, state prison among Preserve Nevada's list of most endangered places

Using the model of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preserve Nevada has released its biannual “Most Endangered Places list” with the Nevada State Prison, Governor John Jones House, Jack's Bar and the First Presbyterian Church among threatened Carson City landmarks.

In honor of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration, the non-profit dedicated to the preservation of Nevada’s cultural, historical, and archeological heritage, has selected more than 150 locations across the state to promote. Each site was identified as a preservation success, loss, or endangered location.

Nevada Counties Receive Brownfields Grants

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Northern Nevada Development Authority and Nye County have been awarded a combined $1.2 million in federal grants to clean up and redevelop contaminated properties.

Sen. Reid Announces nearly $1.4 Million in FAA grant money for Carson City Airport

Nearly $1.4 million in Federal Aviation Administration grant money has been earmarked for the Carson City Airport, said Nevada Sen. Harry Reid Tuesday. It is among 11 grants awarded to 10 rural Silver State airports for airfield improvements.

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.

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.

Public invited to hear students at Poetry Out Loud State Finals in Reno March 15

Event Date: 
March 15, 2014 - 12:00pm

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.

Nevada jobless figures fall to 8.8 percent in December, Carson City sees slight increase

While unemployment fell to 8.8 percent statewide in December, the lowest since November 2008, the jobless rate in Carson City climbed from 9.1 to 9.3 percent, according to Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation figures released Monday.

Unemployment rates for the state’s metropolitan areas, including Carson City, are not adjusted for seasonality therefore the overall decrease in jobless figures are outside the main population cores. Reno's unemployment went from 8.2 to 8.4 percent, and Las Vegas, 8.6 to 8.9 percent.

Outdoors with Don Q: Some interesting information about Carson City

I’ve been having fun roaming around on the Internet collecting all kinds of interesting outdoor-type information about Carson City.

And, I thought it would be fun to share that information with everyone who lives here or anyone else who might be interested in my home town.

USDA Invites Applications for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

CARSON CITY — In early July Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is accepting applications for grants to provide access to education, training and healthcare resources in rural areas. Up to $17.5 million is available through the Department’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program, with individual awards up to $500,000.

Woman jailed for allegedly stealing truck from Smith's parking lot in Carson City

A 31-year-old woman was jailed Wednesday after allegedly stealing a 2005 Dodge truck with the keys left inside from the parking lot at Smith's in Carson City.

Kendra Ann Harkey of Reno is being held on $25,000 bail in the Carson City Jail. According to the arrest report, dispatch advised officers at 10:15 a.m. to be on the look out for the silver-colored truck with Nevada plates.

A Carson City sheriff's officer advised they had located the truck that matched the description parked in the lot of 1400 Rand Avenue. The truck was occupied by Harkey, according to the arrest report.

Reid addresses Senate, supports ban on assault rifles, high-capacity magazines; wants improvements to mental health services

Nevada Sen. Harry Reid said Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. Senate that he supports an assault weapons ban, limits on high-capacity ammunition clips and polices to improve access to mental health services. He spoke of mass shootings that have happened across the country and close to home in Carson City.

"As the case of the Carson City, Nevada IHOP tragedy reveals, the deficiencies in this nation’s mental health treatment system are another important part of the discussion about how to prevent gun violence," Reid said on the Senate floor. "We have simply not done a good job of providing funding for and access to mental health services. We have also done a poor job of removing the stigma that keeps many Americas from seeking the treatment they need."

Nevada May Become 12th State to Ban Horse Tripping

by RILEY SNYDER

Nevada could join the ranks of eleven other states, including California, Florida and New Mexico if a Senate bill that bans the controversial practice of horse tripping is passed by the Legislature.

Horse tripping is a sporting event in which the hind or front legs of a galloping horse are roped, causing the animal to fall to the ground.

Legislative Panel Gets Update On Yucca Mountain, Takes No Action To Deviate From Long-Term Opposition To Project

CARSON CITY – The potential viability of Yucca Mountain as a long-term repository for nuclear waste was the focus of yet another discussion in Nevada today as lawmakers serving on the Legislative Committee on High-Level Radioactive Waste heard status reports on the now defunded project.

Why is the Nye Regional Medical Center closing its doors?

I am writing to you about the recent statement about the Nye Regional Medical Center closing it doors if they don't get some help from the County or State. I enclosing a letter that explains why the state or county should allow it to close. There is serious mismanagement that has been going on for the last 4 years. Even through its the only health care facility's within a 100 plus miles still as a employee of the hospital I have witness many wrong doings and the placing of key personnel in positions that they would never be able to hold in any other hospital or clinic.

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller Calls On Congress To Continue Defunding Of Yucca Mountain

CARSON CITY – U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., today sent a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of both the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations asking them to continue defunding the proposed high level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.

Ron Paul supporters claim victories in Nevada

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul say they came away with all 75 state delegates from Nye County and more than half of 108 state delegates from Douglas County in convention voting Saturday.

Sandoval says no way to Yucca Mountain

Gov. Brian Sandoval played his gubernatorial trump card Monday, telling the nation's energy secretary that Nevada doesn't support resurrecting Yucca Mountain as a high-level nuclear waste dump or hosting an interim storage site in the state, no matter what officials in rural Nye County say.
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Gov. Sandoval Says Nevada Does Not Want Nuclear Waste, But New Poll Shows Support For Research Facility

CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today making it clear that he does not support any type of nuclear waste disposal or interim storage at Yucca Mountain.

Demographer: Nevada population remains even, Carson City sees slight increase

The Nevada State Demographer’s Office, located at the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business, has released its 2011 population estimates. The state gained an estimated 17,152 people from July 2010 to July 2011, an estimated increase of 0.6 percent, about equivalent to the increase of 0.7 percent the prior year. Two years ago, the state lost 27,677 people, a decrease of about 1.0 percent.

Obituary: Joni Wines

Best known as the tiny 5' 2" Pistol Packing Sheriff of Nye County in the 70s, who went to war against the drug trade and other lawlessness, Joni Wines was elected after vowing to knock on every...

Nevada Cites Concerns With Transport Of Hazardous Waste In Response To Draft Plan For Former Test Site

CARSON CITY – A draft environmental statement addressing the future of the former Nevada Test Site appears to be setting the stage for the transportation of mixed hazardous and low-level radioactive waste to the site through heavily populated areas of Las Vegas, the state

Draft Plan For Future Of Former Nevada Test Site Questioned At DOE Public Hearing

CARSON CITY – Speakers at the fifth and final public hearing to comment on a draft environmental statement that seeks to map the future of the former Nevada Test Site expressed a variety of concerns Wednesday, including a failure to adequately address contamination of groundwater at the site.
Another concern focused on an indication in the document for what is now called the Nevada National Security Site that a previous agreement with the state of Nevada to avoid metropolitan areas in the transportation of low-level radioactive waste to the site for burial will be abandoned.

Secretary of State Investigators Arrest Southern Nevada Man in Multi-State Ponzi Scheme

Investigators from the Secretary of State’s office today arrested Hans Seibt at his Las Vegas residence on 25 counts of securities fraud and six counts of theft. The criminal complaint filed by Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto charges that Seibt was essentially operating a Ponzi scheme that victimized investors in Nevada and several other states.

Secretary Of State Rejects Requests For Mail Ballot Only Precincts For Special Election

CARSON CITY – Secretary of State Ross Miller has denied requests from Esmeralda and Nye counties to expand the number of mail ballot only precincts in their counties for the special election to fill the 2nd Congressional District seat set for Sept. 13.
While both counties claimed they would realize modest cost savings by designating more mail ballot only precincts, Miller said his overriding concern is the integrity of the election process.

Outdoors with Don Q: Some interesting facts about Carson City

I’ve been having some fun roaming around on the Internet collecting all kinds of interesting outdoor-type information about Carson City.
And, I thought it would be fun to share that information with everyone who lives here or anyone who might be interested in my home town. So here goes:

01. Did you know that:
The urban portion of Carson City (here in Eagle Valley) has an elevation of about 4,700+ feet, as compared to the highest elevation point in all of the following states and the District of Columbia:
Alabama: Cheaha Mountain: 2,413 feet.

Slain Nye deputy remembered at memorial

An emotional Nye County Sheriff Tony De Meo shared the details of the last time he saw Deputy Ian Deutch, the state's only officer killed in the line of duty last year. De Meo said when he arriv...

Slain Nye deputy remembered at memorial

An emotional Nye County Sheriff Tony De Meo shared the details of the last time he saw Deputy Ian Deutch, the state's only officer killed in the line of duty last year. De Meo said when he arriv...

Resolution Seeks Federal Government Discussion Over Water Contamination At Nevada Test Site

CARSON CITY – Nevada is getting shortchanged from the federal government when it comes to addressing contamination from the underground nuclear weapons testing era, with the Nevada Test Site getting only a small amount of funding for cleanup efforts, a state lawmaker said today.

School Superintendents Ask Legislature to Address Collective Bargaining

CARSON CITY – Superintendents have asked legislators to open up collective bargaining laws.
They asked for more flexibility with the money the state gives them. Currently, school districts bargain with teachers and teachers’ unions for funds.
That means that the governor’s proposal to cut teacher pay 5 percent is not a foregone conclusion.
Districts still have to negotiate with teachers to ensure a 5 percent cut happens.

Sandoval orders flags at half staff today in honor of District Court Judge John P. Davis

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered all state flags to be at half staff through sunset today in remembrance of Fifth Judicial District Court Judge John P. Davis, who died Wednesday.

“Judge Davis spent 20 years serving the people of the state of Nevada as a District Court judge and I believe it is appropriate to honor Judge Davis’s devotion to public service and his contribution to our state in this manner,” Gov. Sandoval said in a statement.

Davis was a district court judge in Nye County since 1991. He died Wednesday in Tonopah at the age of 76.

Full-Time RVer Finds Voter Residency Rules Will Keep Him From Casting Nevada Ballot

By Sean Whaley / Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY – Long-time Nevada resident Art Cooke says he is now officially a disenfranchised voter.
After voting in every primary and general election in Carson City for a decade, Cooke sold his Bodie Drive home and became a full-time recreational vehicle resident upon retirement five years ago. Cooke and his wife Rita spend time out-of-state every year, wintering in Yuma, Ariz. and visiting other states in their luxury recreational vehicle.

Travel Nevada: Petroglyphs, historic architecture, and miles of trail make Austin, Nev. a must-see Highway 50 destination

AUSTIN, Nev. — It’s not often you’ll find a classic historic mining town full of options for the more active traveler. Austin, Nevada is not only a living ghost town and a cultural heritage get-away but it has a multitude of adventurous options including hiking, mountain bike trails and more. Founded in 1862 during the silver rush, the town is located exactly in the center of the state along the Pony Express route on Highway 50 on the western slopes of the Toiyabe Range at elevation 6,605 feet.

Nevada Tops List On Federal Lobbyist Spending, Near Bottom On Returns

CARSON CITY – A dozen Nevada government entities spent more than $1.7 million taxpayer dollars last year to hire lobbyists in Washington, DC and have racked up nearly $400,000 in expenses in the first quarter of this year, according to data gathered by the national group Center for Responsive Politics.

Delay In Federal Payment Not Expected To Cause Hardship To Strapped Nevada Counties

CARSON CITY – A delay in federal payments to Nevada’s counties is not anticipated to cause any financial problems for the cash-strapped local governments, officials said in interviews last week.

Yucca’s Fate Discussed by Nye County Commissioner and Waste Repository Consultant

The fate of Yucca Mountain, and its effect on Nevada as a whole and Nye County in particular, were discussed in a television interview yesterday by Nye County Commissioner Gary Hollis and Nye County Nuclear Waste Repository consultant Michael Voegele.

Nevada’s County Websites Receive Failing Grades from Sunshine Review

Nevada’s county websites have received a collective grade of “F” from Sunshine Review, a non-profit organization that promotes transparency from both state and local governments.

Another Opinion: Recall efforts hijacking democracy in Lyon County

Another Opinion: Recall efforts hijacking democracy in Lyon CountyFrom the Lahont

A Nye County man is charged crimes that are unthinkable…that went on for an unbelievable amount of time…

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A Nye County man is arrested for the unthinkable…

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Two people killed in rollover accident

The two people killed in Saturday's early morning rollover crash in Nye County have been identified and their family members have been notified.

Two people killed in rollover accident

The two people killed in Saturday's early morning rollover crash in Nye County have been identified and their family members have been notified.

Two people killed in rollover accident

The two people killed in Saturday's early morning rollover crash in Nye County have been identified and their family members have been notified.

Nye brothel owner sentenced in bribery case

LAS VEGAS - Nye County brothel owner Joe Richards was sentenced Thursday to five years of probation, 12 months in a halfway house, and ordered to pay a $250,000 fine for attempting to pay bribes to a former Nye County commissioner to benefit...

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