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Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of April 23-30

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, northern California and the Sierra. This Saturday, April 26, 2014 is the opening day for fishing in most California waters. Remember to keep your fishing license in view, the thermos filled with coffee and tight lines all the way.

Great Basin Young Chautauqua Celebrates the Sesquicentennial

Event Date: 
April 5, 2014 - 1:00pm

Nevada State Museum presents something new for the April 5 Family Fun Saturday:
Great Basin Young Chautauqua Celebrates Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, a program for all ages featuring young costumed performers depicting historical characters and modern personalities with ties to Nevada:
John C. Fremont (Max Johnson)
Jedediah Strong Smith (Alex Johnson)
Wild Horse Annie (Danielle Shumard)
Eilley Orrum Bowers (Katie Fralick)
Mark Twain (Aaron Tucker)
Sarah Winnemucca (Jordyn LaPlante)
June Carter Cash (Genna Kirgin)
Janis Joplin (Jillian Kirgin)

Carson City GATE students get schooled in sheriff's office K9 patrol

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit hosted a group of students from the Gifted and Academically Talented Education program from the Carson City School District Wednesday at the Fuji Park Pavilion.

Twenty-seven 6th and 7th grade students from Eagle Valley and Carson Middle Schools spent the day with the K9 Unit learning how the dogs work in drug detection, patrol work, and tracking. Demonstrations were done with the dogs and their handlers giving the students first hand experience at just what the teams are capable of.

WNC Baseball: Karnos, Roque Key Wildcats’ SWAC-Opening Victory

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.

The Carson City Vagina Monologues: a Second Year, a Second Chance to Reach Out

Event Date: 
February 14, 2014 - 6:00pm

The comical, informative and uplifting performance of “The Vagina Monologues” will be returning to the stage in Carson City for 2014. This controversial play was written in 1996 by Eve Ensler; a playwright, feminist, activist, performer, and artivist.

WNC signs three Northern Nevada softball players

Western Nevada College Softball Coach Leah Wentworth announced three area players who will be on the Wildcats Carson City roster in 2015: Carson High School pitcher Kaitlyn Jimmy; Reed High School infielder Britni Greninger and Bishop Manogue High School infielder Katie Gonzales.

Application deadline nears for Carson City Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy

Community members interested in law enforcement or those who may have wondered how the Carson City Sheriff's Office operates, the Citizens Academy is an good opportunity to experience the wide range of duties at the department, said Sheriff Ken Furlong.

The application deadline for the Carson City Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy is 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2014. The next academy begins Feb. 5.

Big-Band twice in one night with Mile High-Carson High Jazz Extravaganza

Event Date: 
January 28, 2013 - 7:00pm

It's "big-band jazz times two" when the Carson High Jazz Band and the Mile High Jazz Band present their eleventh annual combined concert, the Mile High-Carson High Jazz Extravaganza, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:00 p.m., in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street, Carson City. The Extravaganza is sponsored by the Mile High Jazz Band Association and the Carson City Band Association as a benefit for Carson High music programs.

Jazz vocalist Barbara Baxter to ring in Carson City's New Year at Adele’s

One of Northern Nevada’s favorite jazz vocalists returns for her fourth New Year’s Eve performance, Tuesday, Dec. 31 at Café at Adele’s in Carson City.

Since relocating to Reno about five years ago, Barbara Baxter has grown a loyal following among locals who appreciate not only her natural ability, but the heart and passion that comes through in every performance.

Applications being accepted for 2014 Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy

The next Citizens Academy will begin Feb. 5, 2014, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong announced Tuesday. Community members interested in law enforcement or those who may have wondered how the sheriff's office operates, the citizens academy is an good opportunity to experience the wide range of duties at the department.

High school football: Carson win over Damonte Ranch advance team to regional championship

It’s a play Carson has practiced all season, but never used. “It’s one of our little gadget plays,” Carson senior running back Joey Thurman said. The Senators were down 10-7 late in the third quarter of their Division I North semifinal football game Friday.

The Mustangs took the lead moments before on an 11-yard touchdown run from running back Grant Cooper.

WNC Wildcats sign with Division I baseball programs

CARSON CITY — One of Coach D.J. Whittemore’s main goals each season is to find a home at the next level for each of his Western Nevada College sophomore baseball players.

Whittemore scratched three names off his relocation list on Wednesday when pitcher Christian Stolo, outfielder Conor Harber and middle infielder Jack Hall signed NCAA Division I letters of intent during a ceremony attended by many of their teammates on the Carson City campus.

State of Inaction: Nevada resists marijuana dispensaries

by NATASHA VITALE Dust blows, tumble weed rolls by, and the theme music from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” plays as two men face each other. One has cowboy boots, a hat and gun, ready to fight, and... Read More ›

Carson Valley Visitors Authority to hire spokeswoman to showcase area attractions, amenities

The job is simple: tell visitors why Carson Valley, Nev. is “Rugged. Relaxed. Reachable.” all while riding a horse. The Carson Valley Visitors Authority is looking for one horse savvy woman to become the “Carson Valley Rider.”

Launched in 2012, the “Rugged. Relaxed. Reachable.” campaign plays upon the area’s gateway status as a tourism outfitter for the region. From Topaz Lake and the Pine Nut Mountains to the Tahoe Rim Trail, Carson Valley is looking for a storyteller to bring it all together.

Brewery Arts Center hosts two Carson City performances of 'Shirley Valentine' Sept. 7-8

Shirley Valentine: Fall in With the Idea of Living returns to the stage after a popular run this summer at Brüka Theatre with two performances in Carson City at the Brewery Arts Center, Saturday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.

Column: Attention! May I Have Your Attention Please?

In my opinion, a parent’s consistent and regular positive attention to and engagement with their child is the single most important aspect of the parent – child relationship. Nothing says “I love you” or “you are important to me” more than that one on one time. It is the cornerstone of attachment and bonding between the child and parent. That positive attention says to the child “you are safe and secure”, “I am here for you”, “I value you”.

Piano Summit at Brewery Arts Center

Event Date: 
August 4, 2013 - 1:30pm

The Mile High Jazz Band Association and the Brewery Arts Center present pianists Alexander Tutunov, Lisa DeSpain, and Tristan Selzler in a Piano Summit on Sunday, August 4, 1:30 to 4:15 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King Street, Carson City. Admission is free.

Villa Basque Deli and Cafe in Carson City celebrates 15th anniversary

Villa Basque Deli and Cafe in Carson City — home of Pete's Famous Basque Chorizo — is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month.

The story of the successful restaurant and its owners Pete and Martha Coscarart, is a fascinating look into Basque culture in Nevada and the American Dream they've achieved through years of honesty, integrity and hard work. Through this determination, the chorizo for which Villa Basque is famous for, has been enjoyed and celebrated the world over, feeding countless families from coast to coast and American soldiers serving in the Mideast.

Carson City Library presents 'Making of a Cello' performance, talk July 11

Event Date: 
July 11, 2013 - 6:00pm

The Carson City Symphony Association and the Carson City Library present a talk and demonstration on "The Making of a Cello" by Symphony cellist Becky Crowe on Thursday, July 11, 6 to 8 p.m., in the auditorium of the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop Street in Carson City.

The talk is appropriate for all ages, and admission is free.

DoubleShot Classic Rock Band Performing Taste of Downtown After Party

Event Date: 
June 15, 2013 - 9:00pm

Come and join DoubleShot Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, for a rocking good time at the Carson Station Hotel Casino beginning at 9 p.m.

Doubleshot is a rock n' roll band that plays a blend of classic and contemporary rock. From early U.F.O. to 3 Doors Down and everything in between. The band formed in 2008 and has well over 50 years of combined experience playing all the local venues.

Classic, Naughty Comedy at Piper's Opera House

Vaudeville and Burlesque Comedy at Piper's Opera House
Vaudeville and Burlesque Comedy and Music at Piper's Opera House
Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Jun 22 2013 .
June 21, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event Date: 
June 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

Naughty, but hilarious comedy skits and music from vaudeville and burlesque will be presented in "A Handful Of Nickels " at 7pm on Friday, June 21 and 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, June 22 at historic Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.

The show features musician/actor Larry Elliott, who has appeared on 'Days of Our Lives’ and in the Oscar nominated movie "The Cooler" with William H. Macy. Multi-talented Larry plays guitar, piano, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and harmonica, but not all at the same time!

WNC Softball: Wildcats Bask in Glow of First Postseason Win

They did it. Western Nevada College’s softball team earned the program’s first postseason victory with a 2-0 win against Colorado Northwestern in the Region 18 tournament on Thursday morning in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Sophomore pitcher Ali Lostra blanked the Spartans on five hits and struck out the final two hitters with the potential tying runs on base to secure the history-making victory.

“It was really exciting,” said WNC coach Leah Wentworth. “Along with the first postseason win, another first was that I don’t think we shut out anybody this year.”

Remarkable talent highlights 'Oliver!' production; performances run weekends May 10-19

Lionel Bart's exuberant musical Oliver! takes the stage in Carson City on weekends, May 10-19. The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company’s production of “Oliver! plays in seven performances at the Carson City Community Center.

A Tony Award-winning classic, Oliver! is the musical retelling of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. The story tells of a child who is sold by a London orphanage because he asked for more food. Oliver eventually escapes to the streets of London, finding adventure and a loving home. 

Hopelessly trying to win an earthquake

I publicly wept when they looked at me. More than 6,500 young men and women fed into the meat grinder since 9/11.

Come prepared to cry when you stare into the faces of the snuffed. "Always Lost: A meditation on war" plays at the Nevada Legislature through May 3.

The name comes from Gertrude Stein who once opined that "war is never fatal but always lost." I could not disagree more with the former.

Carson City Libary Celebrates National Library Week with impressive lineup

An action-packed week filled with music, arts, books, Nevada political history and more will be featured as Carson City Library celebrates National Library week.

Special events kick off Monday, 6 p.m., at the library auditorium with “The Lure of Music, a Human Universal” presented by internationally-recognized music scholar Fredric Lieberman, Ph.D., a distinguished professor of music at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Signups begin for Carson City Sheriff's Academy

Carson CIty Sheriff Ken Furlong has announced that the Citizens Academy will begin on May 1. If you are interested in law enforcement or have wondered how the Sheriff’s Office operates, this is an opportunity to experience the wide range of duties the Sheriff’s Office performs.

Cello Recital April 26 features music, conversation, wine and dessert

Event Date: 
April 26, 2013 - 7:30pm

The Carson City Symphony Association presents an intimate, elegant evening of Music, Conversation, Wine, and Dessert on Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., at a private home in Jacks Valley, south of Carson City. The recital will introduce - or reacquaint - music lovers in our area with critically acclaimed cellist Stephen Framil, who has appeared as concert soloist, chamber musician, and conductor the world over.

Strings in the School conductor highlights Tuesday's 'Reflections' performance

Carson City Symphony's Strings in the School ensemble concert on Tuesday is an undertaking the community will be proud of, explains Education Director Sue Jesch in this presentation of It's Your City.

CRUSH at The Venue Friday featuring Ryan Parker and Phasmo

CRUSH; Jimmy Dunn (Drummer, Singer) Daniel Sion (DJ, Producer, Singer) Aaron Sio
Event Date: 
March 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

The New World Comes To Carson City with Reno local band CRUSH! plays at The Venue on Friday, March 29. CRUSH is the kind of music you will want to jump and throw your hands with singer and drummer Jimmy Dunn and 'Lose Control,' which is also a song off their 2012 debut album “First Crush.”

Known for their own self-production and original songwriter, the group's second studio album “New World” (2013) was produced by CRUSH’s own Daniel Sion, who also does the live computers, sound-board, synthesizer at live shows as well as sing and sometimes run the main sound-board for the whole show.

Strings in the Schools Spring Carson City Concert 'Reflections' set for March 26

Event Date: 
March 26, 2013 - 6:30pm

Carson City Symphony’s “Strings in the Schools” ensembles, conducted by Education Director Sue Jesch, will perform on Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street.

The Spring Concert will include a new work, "Reflections," written for the advanced orchestra, STRAZZ, by Gary A. Edwards, a composer from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Guest artist Tom Stryker, a noted harmonica player, and composer Edwards, a guitarist, will play the piece along with the students.

100 Years of Religious Studies for Mormon Youth
: A Legacy of Seminary Classes for High School Students

A good education is an important component of any child’s upbringing. Combine good education with religious studies, and you gain life experiences and spiritual foundations that yield benefits for years to come. Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) have long since believed in and encouraged its members to seek quality education in both secular and religious areas. Over one hundred years ago, the Church started a seminary program in religious studies for its youth.

Early Beginning

Carson City Strings in the Schools hosts spring concert

Event Date: 
March 26, 2013 - 6:30pm

Carson City Symphony’s “Strings in the Schools” ensembles, conducted by Education Director Sue Jesch, will perform on Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street. The Spring Concert will include a new work, "Reflections," written for the advanced orchestra, STRAZZ, by Gary A. Edwards, a composer from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Guest artist Tom Stryker, a noted harmonica player, and composer Edwards, a guitarist, will play the piece along with the students.

Winter Wine and all that Jazz celebration Saturday at Carson Nugget

Event Date: 
January 19, 2013 - 7:00pm

Winter, Wine and all that Jazz is celebrated Saturday in Carson City. More than 40 wines, lots of people, music, fun. A fundraiser for the Brewery Arts Center, 7pm at the Carson Nugget. Enjoy the music of the Millenium Bugs! Winter Wine and all That Jazz is a great way to support your local arts center — the BAC presents plays, concerts, children's theater, pottery, artisan's store and more! Get your ticket online at www.breweryarts.org or at the door! Bring a friend! The arts help make our lives more enjoyable and meaningful. See you there!

Carson City Sheriff's Citizen Academy applicants sought

The Carson City Citizen's Academy, designed to educate citizens about the role of the Carson City Sheriff's Office, runs from Feb. 6 to March 27. Applications are being taken.

If you are interested in law enforcement or have ever wondered how the Sheriff's Office operates, this is an opportunity to experience the wide range of duties the department performs.

Dare to Touch PERS Reform, Anyone?

Now here is a story that SHOULD make your blood boil, especially because for some reason the story “hit” on Christmas Eve.

Pension Politics: California system plays hard ball in court – Opinion – ReviewJournal.com

incredible -- The Best That All Those Brains Can Do Is THIS?

This is in reference to the story,


The full text of the statement is found here:

A Call for More Effective Prevention of Violence

Look at the signatories under this pablum.... Look at al those PhD's.... The list is so long that they can't add more to it. 

And YET, all they can come up with is, ...

our deepest condolences
our concern is not limited to schools

Broadway’s Biggest 'Les Misérables' to Play Northern Nevada; tickets now on sale

One of Broadway’s biggest and boldest hits is coming to Carson City. Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company will perform ‘Les Misérables” in the Carson City Community Theater weekends, November 9-24, 2013. Tickets are available online now at www.wnmtc.com, or by calling (775) 445-4249.

Graham Blog: National Power WNC Baseball Produces More NCAA Talent

Event Date: 
November 21, 2012 (All day)

National power Western Nevada College Baseball continues to make more splashes in the NCAA Division I rank. Evan Parker, Mike Umscheid, and Brandon Show have already signed letters of intent to play at 4 year colleges starting in the fall of 2013. This will put the number of WNC Baseball players to move onto higher levels at 95 in just seven seasons.

Heavenly at Lake Tahoe celebrates snow arrival with early opening

Lifts began turning at Heavenly Mountain Resort at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, signaling winter's return to Lake Tahoe. Early-season storms combined with the West Coast’s largest snowmaking system have given Heavenly the ability to stage its earliest opening since 2004-05. All access to the mountain at this time is through the Heavenly Gondola and Tamarack Express.

Early season Lake Tahoe snow prompts Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood to open early

Powerful early-season storms combined with the area’s largest and most advanced snowmaking operations have allowed Vail Resorts’ Lake Tahoe mountains – Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort – to open early with 111 acres. Heavenly and Northstar will open on Wednesday, Nov. 14 with a combined seven lifts and eight trails, totaling 51 acres.

Enter to win four tickets aboard the Polar Express

“All Aboard!” for your chance to win four tickets for your family (or friends) on the Polar Express Tuesday, Nov. 20. Enter by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

Carson City says 'Hello, Dolly!' in Western Nevada Musical Theater Company production

Event Date: 
November 3, 2012 - 7:30pm

Carson City is about to meet Dolly. And she apparently has a lot to do and say when it comes to things like matchmaking.
From the Western Nevada Musical Theater Company creative team that brought "Phantom of the Opera" to the capital city last fall, the irresistible "Hello, Dolly!" arrives at Carson City Community Center weekends, Nov. 3-18.

This classic story about the fast-talking, lovable matchmaker Dolly Levi who works her magic on three romances while arranging her own, swept the Tonys when it was first released and has stolen the hearts of audiences around the world ever since.

Tickets are Still Available for an Evening with Jorma Kaukonen

General admission tickets are still available for Jorma Kaukonen’s performance this Thursday, Oct. 18 at The High Sierra Brewing Company in Carson City. Kaukonen, a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, is one of the most highly respected interpreters of Americana, Blues and American roots music. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy his music in an intimate, up close setting. The show begins at 8:00pm, doors open at 7 pm.

Library Card Sign-up Month at the Carson Library

Deep Groove plays at the Carson City Library
Event Date: 
September 28, 2012 (All day)

Deep Groove plays during the Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month event at the Carson City Library in Carson City, Nev. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Over 40 people attended the event, which included live music and cake dessert.

Legendary guitarist on tap at High Sierra Brewing Company

Event Date: 
October 18, 2012 - 8:00pm

At the age of 14, years after requisite piano lessons - and discovering he didn't like the discipline required - Jorma Kaukonen discovered guitar and found it was his instrument.
The now Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, founding member of iconic rock band The Jefferson Airplane and of long-touring band Hot Tuna and legendary guitarist in his own right, plays High Sierra Brewing Company, Thursday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. in a show produced by Chili Bop Entertainment.

Millennium Bugs to Perform Sept. 7 at Silver Oak in Carson City

The Millennium Bugs, a five-piece combo affiliated with the Mile High Jazz Band, will perform on Friday, Sept. 7, 7:00 to 10 p.m., at Silver Oak Golf Club and Event Center, 1251 Country Club Drive, Carson City. Admission is free.
The musicians are Gil Linsley, trumpet; Dan Lancaster, sax, flute, clarinet; David Bugli, keyboard; Charles DiLaura, bass; and Neil Strocchio, drums. The group plays a variety of jazz styles for listening and dancing.  

An evening of unlimited possibilites at Cafe at Adele's

Event Date: 
December 30, 2011 (All day)

Whether playing together or apart, Lorin and Chris Rowan have been making music their entire lives and perhaps better than most, have put the idea of living in what is possible, into practice.
Since their childhood in Massachusetts and watching older brother Peter pursue a successful music career (he sometimes joins them) they have collectively and individually created diverse music careers driven by passion and great songwriting.

Notch 8 plays tonight as series continues at Cafe at Adele's

The second show of the 10th annual Summer Concerts on the Veranda Series takes place tonight at Café at Adele’s. The music plays every Thursday through Sept. 13, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Offering a line-up that ranges from jazz and world music to American rock and country, this season showcases some of the best talent from Nevada and California.
"Each year, the concert series has grown and we have enjoyed a wide range of music by talented performers, all of whom bring something special to the table," said Charlie Abowd, chef and co-owner of Cafe at Adele's.

Sierra Nevada Ballet Presents 'Giselle' Dance, Music and More

Event Date: 
July 30, 2012 (All day)

The Sierra Nevada Ballet takes the stage this summer to present, Giselle, which is possibly the best-loved of all the world's ballets. This profound folk tale comes to life through music, drama and over 30 professional dancers who will share this story of doomed love ... complete with jealousy, madness and vengeful ghosts. According to the ballet’s artistic director Rosine Bena, “Giselle is steeped in the tradition of ballet and conveys the poetry that makes this great production a must see this summer”.

Lake Tahoe Summerfest prepares for series of August classical concerts

A series of classical music concerts featuring a 38 piece symphony orchestra of world-renowned artists highlights Lake Tahoe SummerFest in August. Weekend performances include Friday and Saturday night symphonies and Sunday programming for families.

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