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National Train Day

V&T McKeen Nevada State Railroad Museum
Event Date: 
May 10, 2014 - 10:00am

To commemorate National Train Day the Nevada State Railroad Museum will operate and offer rides aboard Virginia & Truckee Railway's McKeen motor car No. 22.

The car entered service for the V&T on May 9, 1910, and was retired in 1945. No. 22 is the only restored and operable McKeen motor car in the world. In 2012, the Secretary of the Interior granted the No. 22 National Historic Landmark status, which recognizes the McKeen motor car's significance to United States history.

Outdoors with Don Q: Final reminder to apply for big game hunting tags

This is a final reminder that if you're one of many tens of thousands of big game hunters interested in drawing a 2014 hunting tag for Pronghorn Antelope, Black Bear, Mule Deer, California Bighorn Sheep, Desert (Nelson) Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Elk and Rocky Mountain Goat in the State of Nevada, now is the time to submit your application(s) to hunt one or more of the species listed above.

Doug 'Mack the Naw' Busey's Lake Tahoe area fishing report

Hello fellow anglers. Well here we are only two weeks away from the California opening day fishing season. This when most lakes, rivers and streams open for the year, and some rivers change limit and tackle regulations.
Check your regulations before you go fishing to know these changes.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of April 16-22

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of April 16-22, 2014. Opening day for most fishing on California waterways is Saturday, April 26.

Some Lake Tahoe recreation sites to open early

Some recreational areas around Lake Tahoe will be opened early for the 2014 season, the U.S. Forest Service announced Monday. Inspiration Point, Logan Shoals, Chimney Beach, and Secret Harbor open April 21 and Sawmill Pond and the Sandpit OHV areas open May 1. Baldwin Beach and Nevada Beach and Campground open May 9.

Reno Coin Club’s 30th Anniversary featured at annual National Coin Week Celebration at Nevada State Museum April 25-26

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Apr 26 2014 .
April 25, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Date: 
April 26, 2014 - 10:00am

With the theme, “Celebrating Civic Service,” Nevada State Museum in Carson City and the Reno Coin Club will join coin collectors from across the United States the for the 91st Annual National Coin Week, April 20 to 26. Nevada’s observance is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26 at the museum, the site of the original U.S. Mint in Carson City.

What Works: Grow your business without as much green

The other day, I had a conversation with a client who had a tiny marketing budget. Although their product was great, they had a hard time getting the word out because they couldn't afford to advertise like they wanted. Advertising is important, but it’s not end end-all, be-all of business. There are three things you need to build a customer base, or what I’d like to call your future fan base.

1) A product or service worth talking about
2) An opportunity to expose people to that winning product or service

Showers, thunderstorms possible today

Thunderstorms are possible today with lightning, gusty winds, small hail, and locally heavy rain, according to the National Weather Service.

A low pressure system moving toward the southern California coast will push unstable air north, producing a chance for showers and thunderstorms over the Eastern Sierra and far western Nevada, according to the weather service. The storms will likely remain along and west of Highway 395 and south of Interstate 80.

Masto Reminds Crime Victims of Their Rights During Week-long Observance

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto observes National Crime Victim’s Rights Week, which began April 6th, reminds Nevadans of their rights, and promotes the Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE) program.

Nevada bicycle and pedestrian leaders recognized for advocacy

Former Tahoe Rim Trail Association director Mark Kimbraugh and Carson City Muscle Powered's Kelly Clark were among several Silver State cycling and hiking advocates recognized recently by the Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board.
Awards were presented at the 12th annual Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit in Reno. The board praised individuals, agencies and groups for improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities, safety and advocacy.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of April 9-15

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of April 9-15, 2014. Opening day for stream and lake fishing along most California waters in Saturday, April 26.

UNR history professor emeritus Davies pens book on history of boxing in Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno distinguished History Professor Emeritus Richard O. “Dick” Davies offers a blow-by-blow account of boxing in the Silver State in his new book titled “The Main Event: Boxing in Nevada from the Mining Camps to the Las Vegas Strip.” The book is now available for purchase.

Davies was inspired to write his book after speaking with Matt Becker, senior acquisitions editor for the University of Nevada Press. He spent a few years researching Nevada’s history and culture of boxing and composed “The Main Event,” his newest chronicle of sports history.

Attorney General and Office Receives Patriotic Employer Award

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and her office received the “Patriotic Employer” award given by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The Award recognizes the Nevada Attorney General’s Office for “supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.”

“We are thankful for the exceptional service of our employees who are also reservists and National Guard members,” said Masto. “We are honored to be nominated for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Patriotic Employer Award.”

Nevada phone customers within 702 area code must dial area code for local calls

A new dialing procedure for telephone customers within the existing Southern Nevada 702 area code becomes mandatory in less than a month.

Starting May 3, customers must dial 10 digits – the area code plus the telephone number – for all local calls. Callers who dial seven digits will receive a recorded message instructing them to dial 10 digits.

Carson City sheriff's deputies arrest two in separate cases involving child neglect

Two people were arrested by Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies this weekend in separate cases, each on suspicion of child neglect and other charges.

In the first arrest, a 47-year-old Carson City woman was booked into jail Sunday, 12:50 a.m. after being arrested in the 1400 block of East William Street. She faces three gross misdemeanor counts of child endangerment, misdemeanor DUI and failure to maintain lanes.

Commercial Real Estate firm NAI Alliance expands with ownership partners in Carson City

Reno-based commercial Real Estate company NAI Alliance has expanded with a branch ownership in Carson City.

Beginning Monday, the Carson City branch is owned and operated by brokers Andie Wilson and Brad Bonkowski. The partners will operate at their current location, 223 S. Division St., under a licensing agreement from the Reno office NAI Alliance Office.

Prescribed fire activity continues around Lake Tahoe

Prescribed fires are planned around Lake Tahoe beginning Monday, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Recent rain and snow made conditions too wet for burning this week, but fire management staff expect conditions to be dry enough for burning next week.

Smoke from March 29 prescribed fires in the Stateline area did drift into Carson City and Lyon County.

Attorney General appoints new members to Council for Prevention of Domestic Violence

LAS VEGAS - Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced April 2 that she appointed two new members to the Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. The new members are Magann Jordan, Clark County District Attorney Victim Services Unit; and Lt. Loren Napier, Las Vegas Metropolitan Department.

“I am very excited to have our new members join the council,” said Masto. “Their expertise will aide in our efforts to prevent domestic violence in Nevada.”

Carson City sheriff's SET team arrests man on warrant, finds meth in motel room

A 53-year-old Carson City man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and four misdemeanor charges including two counts violation of a suspended sentence.

Scott Alan Tucker is being held on $10,374 bond. According to the arrest report, deputies with the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team conducted a warrant service on Tucker at a motel room in the 2700 block of South Carson Street.

Guest Service Gold Workshop Can Lead to Certification

Event Date: 
May 3, 2014 - 9:30am

Western Nevada College will offer a hospitality skills workshop on Saturday, May 3, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Carson City. Participants can learn guest service skills in the Guest Service Gold Workshop, to become a more valuable employee in today’s competitive job market.

Completion of the three-hour workshop can lead to a Certified Guest Service Professional designation. For employees in the hospitality industry, CGSP is recognized worldwide and is the highest designation of award-winning guest service.



Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of April 2-8

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of April 2-8, 2014. Opening day for fishing in California is Saturday, April 26.

'Have a Heart' celebration fundraiser at Glen Eagles generates $31,000 for FISH

Friends in Service Helping, also known as FISH, raised nearly $31,000 with 37 celebrity waiters and nearly 400 in attendance Saturday night at Glen Eagles in Carson City.

This fundraiser will allow FISH to continue renovations on their 50 year old buildings in Carson City and will help in replacing their aging homeless shelter van. Special thanks to Dick Campagni Capitol Ford/Hyundai, and Carson City Toyota/Scion for donating a $1,000 gas card for our drawing and the Glen Eagle’s staff for a flawless and delicious dinner event.

Toni K. Langson

Toni K. Langson, 67, of Carson City, passed away March 29, 2014 at home.Funeral Service will be held Saturday April 5th at 10 a.m. at...

Snowpack could prove to be Sierra's worst on record

Today's traditional peak of the snow season arrives with the mountain snowpack far below normal levels and possibly the worst on record.

"If it's not the worst it's certainly not much better," said Beau Uriona, a Utah-based snow surveyor with the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Weather Service: Another storm to bring snow to the Sierra

While rain and snow showers didn't quite make it to Carson City over the weekend, winter storms did give the Sierra and Lake Tahoe areas a much-needed snowpack boost with more on the way, according to the National Weather Service.

It's Your City: Exploring alternative education opportunities at WNC

Do you think college is just for those seeking a degree? Linda Whitehill and Linda Devon talk about alternative educational opportunities offered at Western Nevada College.

Smoke from Lake Tahoe prescribed fire blows into Carson City, Dayton

A prescribed fire in the Round Hill area at Lake Tahoe is putting up a lot of smoke that has made its way into the Carson City and Dayton areas, officials said Saturday afternoon.

A Douglas County Sheriff's Office dispatcher confirmed the prescribed fire is off of Kent Way and is part of an active controlled burn that is indeed putting off a lot of smoke. Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District has a crew on the prescribed burn. The U.S. Forest Service reports a prescribed burn in the Cave Rock area as well.

Winter storm headed for Lake Tahoe and Sierra, possible dusting in the valleys

Another round of storms will impact the region, bringing more snow to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra by Saturday with another system moving in Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the greater Lake Tahoe area beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday and extending through early Sunday morning.

Carson Victory Rollers, Sunset Rotary Club of Carson City to hold bout to benefit youth programs

Event Date: 
April 28, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Carson Victory Rollers and the Rotary Club of Carson City Sunset have teamed up for a roller derby bout to raise money for the Rotary's many youth programs.

The bout will take place 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2014 at the parking lot across from the Carson Nugget. Tickets are $5 per person. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Sponsorships are available by contacting rolling4rotary@gmail.com.

Lake Tahoe watercraft inspection program fees go up, Homewood inspection station to close

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board approved a $10 fee hike Thursday for its watercraft inspection, invasive species decontamination program, reduced marina funding for the programs and agreed to close an inspection facility at Homewood, officials said.

The fee hike was one of the changes to the watercraft inspection program recommended by the multi-agency Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinating Committee following a reduction in the federal funding that has helped support the program since it began in 2009, according to a news release.

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center earns Gold Seal of Approval for Accreditation

Carson Tahoe Health Earns Gold Seal of Approval From Joint Commission

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center has recently earned Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

The Joint Commission is the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. As the only Joint Commission accredited hospital in the Carson City, Douglas County region, the award acknowledges Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center’s dedication to continuous compliance and health care excellence with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Outdoors with Don Q: It’s that time of the year for Nevada big game hunters

This is a reminder that if you're one of many tens of thousands of big game hunters interested in drawing a 2014 hunting tag for Pronghorn Antelope, Black Bear, Mule Deer, California Bighorn Sheep, Desert (Nelson) Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Elk and Rocky Mountain Goat in the State of Nevada, be advised it is now time to submit your application(s) to hunt one or more of the big game species.

Agencies, counties and employers continue to push job hiring in the region

Employers and job seekers have been connecting this winter and spring through a number of initiatives including job fairs in Carson City, Lake Tahoe, an April 4 event planned in Douglas County and most recently through Nevada JobConnect.

A weeklong job quest campaign in Carson City received 1,047 job openings in a variety of industries from entry level to executive level jobs, well above the goal of 500 job openings set by the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, said DETR Director Frank Woodbeck.

Lottie Mae Monroe

Jan. 15, 1924 - March 23, 2014 A memorial service for Lottie Mae Monroe, 90, a 15 year Carson City resident, wi...

Business Profile: Finding Paradise in Carson City

You could say Perry and Starr Nixdorf were jumping into the deep end of the pool when they decided to create Paradise Salon-Spa-Wellness, which celebrates its grand opening March 27-29.

It’s not just that they bought a building that is seven times larger than the previous salon space they rented on Winnie Lane. Or that they went from a staff of four to 19 independent contractors. Or that they expanded from doing hair and body piercing to just about every salon/spa service you could ask for.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of March 26 to April 2

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of March 26 through April 2, 2014.

Dream, work, achieve: a story for our children

Nevada has some amazing people. This is a story about one of them, Dr. Thomas Schwenk, Dean of Nevada’s medical school – a story he tells to inspire beginning medical students and others.

Thirty years ago, after completing their medical residencies, Schwenk and a partner opened an office in a small northern Utah town. They were the only physicians in a large area, the closest hospital was an hour away, and even helicopter transport took time to arrange.

Strong winds move into the region ahead of storm

A storm moving into the region will bring strong winds to the Sierra, Carson City and western Nevada areas today and overnight into Wednesday, with up to 18 inches of snow expected near the Sierra crest, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

Wind gusts today and tonight will approach 45 mph in valley locations with stronger gusts in wind prone areas. Ridge gusts will approach 80 mph.

Man wanted in Douglas County on drug trafficking charges arrested in California

A man wanted in Nevada on drug trafficking charges by the U.S. Marshal Service was arrested Friday in California.

Davis Gomez was taken into custody by Antioch Police Department officers after they were alerted the man was wanted through the U.S. Marshal Service, said Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Pat Brooks.

Weather Service: rain in the valleys, snow in the Sierra this week

Weather systems will move into the region this week, bringing much-needed rain to the valleys around Carson City and snow to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

The first cold front will move eastward toward the west coast Tuesday and bring increasing winds to the Sierra and western Nevada. Wind gusts Tuesday and early Tuesday night will approach 45 mph in valley locations with locally stronger winds in wind prone areas. Ridge gusts will approach 100 mph.

Prescribed fires around Spooner, Lake Tahoe Basin continue Monday

Smoke may be visible west of Carson City around Spooner Summit beginning Monday when U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews continue prescribed fire operations in several locations around Lake Tahoe.

The prescribed fires could continue through the week and the weekend if weather, staffing, and conditions allow. Besides Spooner fuels management crews will likely be assigned to the Luther Pass Campground off of Highway 89 S near South Lake Tahoe.

Rarely seen river otters popping up again at Lake Tahoe

U.S. Forest Service fish and wildlife biologist Shay Zanetti says river otters had been known to exist for many decades in the Tahoe basin, but at one point they were only known to exist at Marlette Lake above Tahoe's east shore.

Carson City restaurant, food and health inspections for March 13-19

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division.
Inspections from March 13-19, 2014 include supermarkets, several bars and lounges, restaurants, fast food restaurants and take-out establishments, the culinary arts kitchen and sports field concession stand at Carson High School and the dining facility at Friends In Service Helping, otherwise known as FISH.
See the full report below.

Sportsman groups offer prizes to Nevada big game hunters in Silver State Tag drawings

No offense, but if you don’t put in for a Silver State Tag when the big game application period opens on Monday, you must not like hunting very much.

The Silver State Tag already allows hunters the chance to hunt one of four premier big game species (mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, Nelson (desert) bighorn sheep and pronghorn antelope) anywhere in the state, but now you also have the chance to win thousands of dollars of hunting gear as well.

Douglas County authorities warn of utility scam targeting business owners

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a scam in which business owners have been contacted and warned their utilities would be shut off because their bill is delinquent.

Carson City hit again overnight by vandals; restaurant, business and vehicles targeted

Acts of vandalism again plagued Carson City streets overnight with at least three businesses and several vehicles hit with logs, stones, rocks and potatoes.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said the incident happened sometime over night with reports of vandalism continuing to come in this morning. The vandals appear to be targeting business and vehicles randomly, said Furlong.

Don Q's Nevada and Northern California fishing report for week of March 19-25

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of March 19-25, 2014.

Closed until Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
Fishermen are reporting that the north fork is a bit clearer.
You may have fair catches from Canyon Dam to Lake Cove this week.
Courtesy of Almanor Fishing Adventures.


Little Troop Big Heart at Fuji Park

Event Date: 
March 19, 2014 (All day)

Brownie Troop 115 and Cadette Troop 91 of the Girl Scouts would like to invite our community to help us reach our goal to send 200 boxes of cookies to our service men and women through the NV Project. We will be at Fuji Park Wednesday across from Costco from 4:00-6:00 pm. Help us send cheer to those that protect our freedom everyday.


Joseph A. Esenarro passed away January 29, 2014 in Reno, NV. There will be a Memorial service for Joseph on Saturday, March 22, 2014 ...

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