Food For Thought Inc., a local nonprofit organization, would like to announce the selection of Marlene Maffei, as its new executive director. The selection was made after an open application process, during which Maffei served as operations manager for the organization.
“We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” reports Lynette Conrad Board President, along with the entire Board of Directors. “Marlene will bring great leadership and creativity to the program and strengthen community relationships. She has served the volunteer nonprofit sector in Carson City for over 10 years.”
USAF Golden West Winds will perform a free concert this Saturday evening, Aug. 16, in the backyard of the Governor's Mansion as part of the Jazz and Beyond festival this month in Carson City.
What started off as a leisurely 90 minute cruise on the Tahoe Queen turned into quite the adventure for passengers on board Monday afternoon.
The boat was about 30 minutes into its Emerald Bay cruise when it became stuck on a sandbar on Lake Tahoe. At about 3:30 p.m., South Lake Tahoe Fire Department received a call that the Tahoe Queen was stuck off the Regan Beach shore. It is not known at this time why emergency personnel weren't called to the scene until 90 minutes after the Tahoe Queen got stuck.
Are you looking for a way to enjoy your Sunday afternoons? The Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival is offering free concerts in the Legislative Plaza between the State Capitol and the Legislature Building in Carson City on three Sundays: Aug. 3, Aug. 10, and Aug. 17, 2014.
Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. NMLS ID 3277, (Sun West) is proud to announce that its national spokesman, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez will be participating in the 25th Annual American Century Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course at Lake Tahoe.
Randy Roesch with Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty recently completed a luxury home marketing training offered by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, as well as a sales strategy study conducted by the Council of Residential Specialists of the National Association of Realtors in response to the growing need for high-level real estate marketing demands in Reno and Lake Tahoe markets.
The McDonald's on Winnie Lane and Carson Street opened its doors early for a special crowd - the friends and families of its 70 new employees.
Sunday evening found the new facility packed full of customers (all of them somehow related to McDonald's employees) in preparation for the grand opening this upcoming Tuesday.
Two local programs, Nevada Indian Territory and Ventana Sierra, Inc., received grant money from the Nevada Commission on Tourism designed to increase travel to the Carson City area.
The money is part of $985,146 in grant funding for projects throughout rural Nevada designed to increase travel to those areas, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced Wednesday at the commission’s quarterly meeting.
Lake Tahoe Community College's Theatre Arts Department presents the Broadway hit musical, “Man of La Mancha,” with the first performance Friday, June 13 at the campus theater.
This Tony Award-winning musical tells the tale of Don Quixote, the mad knight who sets out on a noble journey to battle evil and win the heart of the Lady Dulcinea.
In addition to his usual responsibilities as music director for the musical,the school's own Dr. Mark D. Williams, plays the title role of “Don Quixote.” Audiences will be inspired by his performance of “The Impossible Dream.”
What is Common Core (CC) and why should you care?
Its proponents say CC is merely a set of standards for kindergarten through twelfth-grade education developed by disinterested and public-spirited experts at the request of the nation’s governors and state school superintendents.
The Clear Creek watershed that runs through Carson City and Douglas County and Franktown watershed at Washoe Lake are two of 10 areas within the Nevada's national forests to be picked as priority projects designed to combat damage from insects and disease that weakens forests and increases the risk of wildfire, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday.
Responding to a provision in the new Farm Bill, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval had asked Tidwell to designate the watersheds and eight other areas for forest health projects.
Joe Grissino plays soulful blues and alternative music beginning at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24 at Bella Fiore Wine Bar, 224 S. Carson St. Enjoy good music and a glass of wine.
The weather is warming up providing for another great season activities throughout Carson City and Northern Nevada. One of my favorite things about spring and summer is to share as many local events, food, music, the arts and entertainment with you. We have many festivities, activities and fundraisers being planned for the coming months.
For the first time in program history, the Western Nevada College softball team is going to third day of the Region 18 Tournament. Fortunately, the Wildcats didn’t pack for a short stay in Twin Falls, Idaho.
The sixth-seeded Wildcats stunned Snow College 11-9 in an elimination game on Thursday afternoon after ousting Colorado Northwestern earlier in the day. Snow (25-29) had beaten WNC (14-45) n seven of eight meetings this season.
Lee Dyer, David Sanders and James Sedinger have been named the 2014 University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professors in recognition of their outstanding research and teaching achievements. It is an honor set in stone as their names will be added to the list of Foundation Professors engraved in the granite pillars of the University’s Honor Court.
What are your children doing this summer? With the school year coming to a close, summer approaches with the promise of warmth and long days. Families talk about vacation time.
Still, parents wonder what else their children will be doing. And children wonder too. It's time to plan now.
Western Nevada College pulled off a rare triple play and executed three double plays, but it wasn’t enough to prevent College of Southern Idaho from ending its hopes of hosting the Region 18 Tournament next week.
Kolton Brost became the first pitcher to shut out the Wildcats this season, blanking the Wildcats on four hits and striking out 11 as the Golden Eagles carved out a 5-0 Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball victory on Friday in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Western Nevada College Wildcats Softball plays host to the Coyotes of the College of Southern Nevada this weekend for the final series of the 2014 season. Games began Friday afternoon at Edmonds Sports Complex. Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
WNC fell 5-15, despite a fifth inning rally in the first game, and dropped the second game, 5-14.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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 — 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 StudentsSubmitted by Carson Now Reader on Sat, 03/09/2013 - 1:06pm
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.
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.