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Pony Express

Silver Springs Tops List of Best Nevada Home Buying Opportunities

Lyon County, Nevada was the fastest-growing county in the United States prior to the 2008 economic collapse took one of the biggest hits statewide in the foreclosure crisis. The state overall was one of the hardest hit nationally and the housing market is still in recovery.
A glimmer of hope was seen in 2013, as home values headed up while foreclosure rates headed down, according to a report from the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Carson City's Karen Abowd, Mary Fischer honored with Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada Triumphant Award

Carson City residents Karen Abowd and Mary Fischer, will be honored tonight at The Atlantis Hotel and Casino, when they receive the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada’s 2013 TRIUMPHANT Awards.

Karen Abowd will receive the Environmental Leader award for her work with The Greenhouse Project, a non-profit community greenhouse located on Carson High School’s campus that teaches sustainability and new agricultural principals and produces food for the community. Mary Fischer will receive the Community Service award for her work with Gardeners Reclaiming Our Waysides (G.R.O.W.), a non-profit she founded in 1997 with the purpose of beautifying area roadways using landscaping and art.

Carson City Parks and Recreation award recipients announced

Jeff Potter receiving an award in 2012.
Event Date: 
November 12, 2013 - 4:30pm

The Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City Parks and Recreation will present Special Recognition Awards for year 2013 recipients in a brief ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 4:30 p.m. at the monument at the entrance to the Pony Express Pavilion in Mills Park.

The public is invited to attend this free, outdoor event. The awards will be presented in the following categories:

Volunteer of the Years - Scott Tully, an individual who has an impressive, sustained record of donating his time and expertise for recreation programs.

Letter: Where is Carson City’s Mary Poppins?

Even the wise, kind and responsible Disney nanny character would face a daunting task were she presented with the continuing public policy fiascos in our troubled town. Mary handled her unbridled charges with aplomb and urgency. Many of our elected and appointed officials need to employ these traits.

State Fair

Local Companies Recognized at the NNDA Pioneer Awards

On September 24, 2013 the Northern Nevada Development Authority held their Pioneer Awards event, recognizing new businesses that have relocated to Nevada along with those that have expanded in the past 12 months. This signature event also saw the largest attendance for this event in NNDA history with over 340 celebrating these announcements. In addition to this annual recognition businesses were selected in 9 different categories. For six weeks NNDA collected over 50 nominees in those categories with the winners being announced at the Pioneer Awards Banquet.

Carson City Memorial Wall nominations sought

The Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City Parks and Recreation is accepting nominations of individuals, organizations, and businesses to be recognized for their contributions to Carson City's parks and recreation.

The selected names will be added to the Memorial Wall at the entrance to the Pony Express Pavilion at Mills Park, followed by an awards ceremony there on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 4:30 p.m. The categories are Organization of the Year, Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Volunteer of the Years.

Boys and Girls Club celebrates 20th anniversary with 'World's Greatest Luau'

Event Date: 
September 8, 2013 - 3:00pm

No need to purchase an expensive ticket or go through the hassle of traveling to Hawaii when we've got a bit of the Aloha spirit coming to Carson City this weekend.

The Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada is planning one heck of a Luau as part of its 20th anniversary celebration this Sunday, Sept. 8 at Mills Park Pony Express Pavilion.

Letter: Sordid Sewer Situation — A Tragic Leadership Failure

Carson Now has removed this letter due to several questions about its authenticity and that Mr. Javanovich doesn't appear to have ever been a resident of Carson City. Carson Now has asked Mr. Javanovich a second time for authenticity of the letter in which we have not had a reply. If Mr. Javanovich steps forward with legal documents saying who he is, including a Nevada driver's license or state ID card, we will put the letter back online.

Western Nevada College to graduate its largest class Monday

CARSON CITY — For the fourth consecutive year, Western Nevada College will graduate its largest class in history. The class of 2013 is 505 students strong, with 530 degrees and certificates being issued.

Four students will receive Bachelor of Technology degrees in construction management, and three students will graduate with bachelor’s degrees as part of WNC’s teacher preparation partnership with Nevada State College. The graduates span 60 years, from the youngest at age 17 and the eldest at 77.

Carson City's First Roller Derby Bout at Pony Express Pavilion

Event Date: 
February 23, 2013 - 3:30pm

Carson City's first roller derby bout is set for Feb. 23, 3:30 p.m. at the Pony Express Pavilion, Mills Park, 1111 East William Street.

The matchup is the Carson Victory Rollers vs. Reno Roller Girls. The cost is $10 at the door or email stillettosucks1109@gmail.com for $7 pre-sale tickets!

After party and bout awards party, featuring Los Pistoleros, will be at The Venue, 1500 Old Hot Springs Road beginning at 7:30pm. $10 cover or $5 presale or with stamp from bout!! Also for after party tickets email stillettosucks1109@gmail.com.

Pedestrian identified, suspect vehicle at large after Carson City hit and run

UPDATE 4:40PM: The name of the victim who died Friday morning in a pedestrian hit and run incident has been identified as John Boggs of Carson City, Sheriff Ken Furlong said.

Nevada’s Pony Express Territory Facebook contest wraps up with California winner

The Pony Express Territory is pleased to announce that Victor Galbraith of Auburn, Calif. has won and accepted a free overnight stay in Ely and four tickets to experience the magic of Nevada’s original Polar Express train. When notified that he was the contest winner, Galbraith said, “My wife and I are excited to be bringing our Grandkids with us. They are going to have a blast!"

Polar Express tickets aboard Carson City V&T have sold out; two options available for train enthusiasts

The 2012 Polar Express train aboard the historic V&T Railway in Carson City has sold all of its tickets, officials said. The all-ages train ride is set for 15 different dates, Nov. 23 through Dec. 23. The V&T officially sold all 10,794 of its tickets as of Thursday, said Candy Duncan, executive director of the Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Monday is Carson City Parks and Recreation Awards Recognition

Event Date: 
November 12, 2012 - 3:00pm

The Foundation for the Betterment of Carson City Parks and Recreation will be presenting awards to its 2012 recipients of its Special Recognition Awards in a brief ceremony on Monday, Nov. 7, at 3:00 p.m. at the monument at the entrance to the Pony Express Pavilion in Mills Park. The public is invited to attend this free event.

The awards will be presented in the following categories:

Volunteer of the Years - Greg Davis - True leader in youth sports in general and YSA and youth soccer specifically.

Nevada’s Pony Express Territory contest offers chance to win free overnight and corn maze fun

The Pony Express Territory, a fascinating route that takes travelers across Nevada on U.S. Highway 50 and once dubbed ‘The Loneliest Road in America’, is currently drawing visitors to Fallon’s annual Corn Maze at Lattin Farms via a contest on Facebook through Oct. 23. The award-winning Corn Maze is the West Coast’s largest and is known for family fun.

Never Forget: 9/11 Memorial at Mills Park in Carson City

Event Date: 
September 11, 2012 (All day)

On this day of remebrance, it has been pointed out to me that few people know of the presence of this memorial. This beam is from (I believe) the north tower of the World Trade Center. It was given to the good people of Carson City by the Port Authority of New York to mark that fateful day.

It is located in Mills Park, at the eastern edge of the Pony Express Pavillion (near the snack bar).

It is a piece of history that should not be forgotten.

Ceremony today to remember fallen

A ceremony at 6 p.m. today in the Pony Express Pavilion of Mills Park will honor those killed and injured in the Sept. 6 shooting at the Carson City IHOP and encourage the community to move forward.

Boys & Girls Club Auction and Worlds Greatest BBQ

Event Date: 
September 8, 2012 (All day)

Join 600 of your closest and most influential friends and raise money to support opertations of the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada, Carson City Branch. It's the Boys & Girls Club Auction and Worlds Greatest BBQ from 4-8 p.m., Pony Express Pavilion, Mills Park. More than 200 silent aution items, 25 live items and of course the Best BBQ in the area, to be prepared by Carson City BBQ. All you can eat and drinks included in the price of admission, $100 per person or $1,000 for a table of 10. Music by the Craing Fletcher Band.  Sponsored once more by Bodines.

Nevadans identify top ‘treasures’ throughout the state; winners announced

After several rounds of voting and months of friendly competition, six unique locations in Nevada have been identified as Nevada’s Treasures, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced today.

Carson City Road Report for March 19-26

There will be work at the following locations as a result of the Freeway Landscaping Project. No closures are expected, but traffic control will be in effect. A description of the work being done at each location is included below.

  • College Parkway in the vicinity of the Freeway – The Comstock Lode is the theme at College Parkway where images of ore veins will be complimented by steel cutouts of miners working under the bridges.

Santa Claus at Buckland Station on Dec. 17-18

Santa Claus will be visiting Buckland Station at Fort Churchill State Historic Park on Dec. 17 and 18.
Everyone is invited to attend and have pictures taken with Santa. Pictures will be taken by local photographer and Fort Churchill Artist in Residence, Richard Massey. Children waiting in line for pictures will be able to make a small Christmas ornament to take home.
WHAT: Christmas photographs with Santa Claus
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tall in the saddle, Pony Express rides through Genoa

The last time Dean Heller rode in the Pony Express it was 1996 and he was running for the House of Representatives. Now, Sen. Heller was sworn in on Friday and rode his horse, Jackson, from Morm...

Pony Express re-ride at Mormon Station on August 26

By the Nevada Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources
Each year, the National Pony Express Association re-creates the Pony Express of 1860-1861 by riding from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. Mormon Station State Historic Park is hosting this event in Genoa at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 26.
The national, 10-day, 24 hour-a-day event includes more than 600 riders stationed at intervals to relay a mochila (mailbag) filled with Pony Express Mail for the 1,966 mile ride.

Buckland Station art show Sunday, August 21

Local artists will be displaying and demonstrating techniques in various art mediums, Sunday August 21, 2011, at Buckland Station, part of Fort Churchill State Historic Park, according to the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website.
Sculptures and paintings are two of the several art mediums to be represented at the Buckland art show.
Art will be displayed outside Buckland Station and Buckland Station will also be open for walk-through, video tours.
WHAT: Buckland Station Art Show

Pyrotechnics, parties and patriotism highlight Nevada Fourth of July events

From boat regattas to Old West Virginia City concerts, Ely steam train rides to fireworks over Lake Tahoe, Nevada offers plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day. This summer, make the most of the holiday by attending one of the state’s many spectacular Fourth of July events.

There are unique celebrations from one end of the state to the other over the holiday weekend. From big-city pyrotechnics to patriotic speeches, you’ll be sure to have plenty from which to choose. For more information on this and other summer fun in Nevada, visit www.TravelNevada.com.

Thousands attend Carson City Rendezvous; event continues through Sunday

With enough cannon fire, frontier food and Wild West living history to pack a weekend's worth of activities, the 28th annual Carson City Rendezvous continues today, tonight and through Sunday at Mills Park in Carson City.

The Carson City Rendezvous is noted for portraying the lifestyle of early Nevada settlers, with a host of gun skirmishes, mountain man encampments and trapping demonstrations. This year the main demonstration of the Civil War-era gun battles has been moved from afternoon to dusk to better capture the backdrop of live-fire, rounds shot from muskets and cannons.

Northern Nevada Railway puts dads and grads in the same cab

(PRESS RELEASE) ELY, Nev — June is the month for grads and Dads; with school out and Father’s Day just around the corner on June 19, reward them both with a unique gift from Nevada Northern Railway. Put Dad and the grad in your life right in the cab of a locomotive — in the Engineer’s seat, hand on the throttle.

Blowing that iconic steam whistle can actually be a dream come true with the Nevada Northern "Be the Engineer & Take the Throttle” program.

Local farmers markets kick off

The farmers market season kicks off locally today in the Pony Express Pavilion, and Saturday at 3rd & Curry streets with Nevada-grown produce and other fresh-from-the-farm treats."We have a coup...

Local farmers markets kick off

The farmers market season kicks off locally today in the Pony Express Pavilion, and Saturday at 3rd & Curry streets with Nevada-grown produce and other fresh-from-the-farm treats."We have a coup...

Carson City Rendezvous celebrates Wild West history, Civil War-era living

The 28th annual Carson City Rendezvous, the area’s largest special event, returns Friday through Sunday to celebrate the wild west and Civil War era history.

The 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's presidential inauguration is just one of many new events for the free three-day Civil War-era living history set at Mills Park, according to a news release issued by the Carson City Visitors Bureau.

The opening ceremony will be a special re-enactment of the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s 16th president, at Mills Park on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Horse virus postpones Pony Express ride

The National Pony Express Association has rescheduled it annual re-ride in light of a fast-spreading horse virus that's shown up in nine Western states."Due to the outbreak of the equine herpes vir...

Horse virus postpones Pony Express ride

The National Pony Express Association has rescheduled it annual re-ride in light of a fast-spreading horse virus that's shown up in nine Western states."Due to the outbreak of the equine herpes vir...

Horse virus postpones Pony Express ride

The National Pony Express Association has rescheduled it annual re-ride in light of a fast-spreading horse virus that's shown up in nine Western states."Due to the outbreak of the equine herpes vir...

Largest graduating class at WNC receives diplomas

Denise Ann Real, 52, was among the record 463 graduates to receive their degrees Monday from Western Nevada College during a ceremony in the Pony Express Pavilion in Mills Park.The joyous occasi...

Silver Springs Boys & Girls Clubs host community meeting

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Silver Springs will be updating the community on progress and seeking committee volunteer at a town Hall meeting 7 p.m. June 1 at the Pony Express Building between Silver ...

Pony Express rider down but not out

The silhouette of the Pony Express rider on the ridge above Mound House has been noticeably missing in the last couple of weeks, but he's not gone altogether. "He's just laying down on the job,"...

Former CIA Director Lobbies For Energy Bill, Says Matter Of National Security

By Andrew Doughman
CARSON CITY — The Legislature played host to a former director of the CIA yesterday, who came to voice support for a renewable energy bill.
James Woolsey, director of the CIA between 1993 and 1995, said the passage of the bill is a matter of national security.
Senate Bill 184 would establish a “feed-in tariff” program in Nevada, which would allow small-scale solar, wind, geothermal and other energy producers to “feed in” their energy to the grid.

Pony Express Trail Monument is newest state marker

By the Bureau of Land Management
A dedication of Nevada's newest state historical marker, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express Trail, will be on Thursday, March 31 on public land east of Fallon. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited.

BLM Advisory Committee meeting on March 30-31

By the Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management-Nevada (BLM) announces the spring meeting of the Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), which will meet on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 8:00 a.m., at the BLM-Carson City District Office (CCDO), 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, Nev.

Nevada Magazine 75th anniversary edition now available

In January 1936, the state highway department introduced Nevada Highways and Parks — known today as Nevada Magazine. In 2011, the state’s official tourism publication celebrates its 75th anniversary. To honor the milestone, the magazine has produced a 192-page special edition, now available for purchase.

Subscribers, history buffs, and general Nevada enthusiasts can order the 75th-Anniversary Edition now at www.nevadamagazine.com, or, for faster response, by calling (775) 687-0603.

Letter to the editor: Nugget Bailout Project

I'm a taxpayer who has lived here for 20 years and my dream is not the same dream Mae Adams and her trustees dreams are!

I have a problem with a Boise, Idaho resident like Steve Neighbors telling me what's best for Carson City. We are already in the NEGATIVE with other projects (Pony Express and V&T). We have experts say that in this economy it might not be the best thing to start a new project. I kind of would like to see the "pay as you go, and if you cant pay, then don't go" theory when it comes down to tax payers footing more projects.

Carson City Supervisors delay ice rink decision for two weeks

The Carson City Board of Supervisors voted to delay a decision on funding the downtown ice rink to give staff the time to work out details for having the funding come from redevelopment funds instead of the general fund.

At today's Board meeting, Supervisor Shelly Aldean made the motion to send the issue back to staff, commenting earlier that, "It gives me heartburn to fund this out of the general fund."

Hundreds attend Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada fundraiser at Carson City's Mills Park

The 17th annual Kids Auction and World's Greatest Barbecue could be said to be Carson's City's end-of-summer picnic. It certainly had all the fixins': Ribs, chicken, tri-tip, slaw, cornbread, potato salad, and lots of ice cream to go around.

Carson City Mint Coin Show strikes silver and gold at Nevada State Museum

Collectors from as far as Florida and New York are in Carson City this weekend to gawk and potentially buy priceless pieces of historic minted coins and printed paper money in what has become a must-attend event for serious numismatists.

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.

Travel Nevada: Railroad buffs venture to Ely to ride on the Nevada Northern Railway

Ely, Nev. – The Nevada Northern Railway is not your usual traditional museum with stationary buildings, equipment and trains that may not even tie to the history of the area.

Northern Nevada Radio Control Open House & Air Show

The first Northern Nevada RC Air Show hosted by the High Sierra RC Club took place Saturday at the Pony Express Model Airpark.

Radio Control Clubs from all over Northern Nevada participated in the event The High Sierra RC Club, Reno Radio Control Club, Sierra Silent Soarers, Reno Sparks Control Liners Model Airplane Club and Sierra Sagebrush Flyers.

Nevada State Museum staff designs grand prize for Carson City Mint Coin Show

WIth the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express this year, the Nevada State Museum staff designed a unique raffle prize to celebrate this year’s Carson City Mint Coin Show.

Raffle tickets are now on sale for the grand prize, a precious 20-ounce silver bar embedded with two one ounce .999 fine 150th Anniversary Pony Express medallions. Fabricated at Northwest Territorial Mint/Medallic Art and sponsored by John Etten of Heritage Collectibles, this unique, one-of-a-kind prize is valued at $1,500. The coin show is Aug. 27-28.

27th Carson City Rendezvous continues through Sunday

Mills Park in Carson City was transformed this weekend into a scene right out of U.S. History. This year's Carson City Rendezvous celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express.

First Day of the Annual Farmer’s Market at Mills Park in Carson City

Shoppers perused the fresh fruits and vegetables at the first farmers’ market of the season at the Pony Express Pavilion in Mills Park on Wednesday.

More than 20 vendors were on hand offering fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and flowers. For the first time in the market’s 16-year history, there are also vendors selling fresh meat and prepared foods like lumpias, wraps and sandwiches.

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