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License plate sales fund Lake Tahoe environmental preservation projects

Nine projects have been awarded grants through the 2014 Lake Tahoe License Plate program, which generated around $350,000 last year from the sale of special plates through the DMV. Grant recipients were announced Tuesday by the Nevada Division of State Lands.

Grants are made available annually for projects that preserve and restore the natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

ROVER Reaches Out to Veterans in Rural Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Veterans living in rural Nevada will likely have the opportunity to meet with a Veterans Services officer without having to leave town. ROVER, which stands for "Rural Outreach for Veterans Enrichment and Resources," is the way the State Department of Veterans Services (DVS) provides Veterans Administration (VA) services in small towns. The ROVER program has upcoming visits scheduled in Battle Mountain, Hawthorne, Silver Springs and Winnemucca.

Nevada's 8.5 percent unemployment rate remains unchanged in March

Nevada’s unemployment rate remained at a seasonally-adjusted 8.5 percent for March, the same as February, and down from 10.2 percent year-over-year, according to figures released Friday from the state's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

March figure equates to 117,000 Nevadans out of work. Metro area unemployment rates for Carson City, Reno and Las Vegas will be available next week.

Perception of The Greenhouse Project

I received an e-mail that asked why the non-profit Greenhouse Project (TGP) could sell mushrooms to Adele's Cafe (Adele's Facebook posting March 22nd). Supervisor Abowd is founder and president of TGP and co-owner with her husband Charlie of Adele's Cafe. The e-mail question and response follow.

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.

Public safety tops the list of Lyon County expenditures

Lyon County Manager Jeff Page presented a State of the County report to the Lyon County Board of Commissioners at its Thursday meeting. Public safety tops the list of where 2014 general fund money is being spent, making up 42 percent, followed by general government expenditures, Lyon County judicial courts, culture and recreation and public works.

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.

Carson City restaurant and bar health inspections through April 16

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. 
Inspections through April 16, 2014 include several bars and lounges, convenience stores, restaurants and fast food restaurants.

See report below.

Column: Section 1244 stock loss is a big tax saver

We just recently helped a client close down and liquidate a corporation that was no longer wanted or needed. Since the stockholder had invested in the corporation stock when it was formed and it had suffered losses, the stock qualified for a special tax benefit as Section 1244 stock.

What You Need to Know About the New Combination Elk Management Hunts

New combination tags are available only to resident hunters. These combination hunts include an antlered deer tag and antlerless (cow) elk management tag, and a bull elk tag and cow elk management tag in certain hunt units.

The goal with adding these hunts as combination tags is an attempt to increase elk harvest without increasing hunter congestion.

When you apply for either an antlered deer or antlered elk hunt you will also have the option to apply for a cow elk management tag if available in that unit.

It's Your City with Chris Bayer, director of Court Appointed Special Advocates

Chris Bayer tells us about CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA of Carson City advocates volunteer to "speak up" for children in First Judicial District of Nevada child welfare cases — Carson City and Storey County. Bayer serves as director.

Children enter these cases when Nevada's Division of Child and Family Services has determined it is unsafe for the child to remain at home due to abuse or neglect.

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.

Carson High School Safe Graduation Donations

Carson High Safe Grad would like to thank all of our 2014 donors so far. You all make this event possible for our graduating teens of Carson High School!

Allbritten/Slates CPAS, LLC

Allison MacKenzie Law Firm

Artistic Fence Co

Bibee & Associates

Brad & Sue Linn

Capital City Auto Parts

Capitol City Electric Inc.

Carol Pitts

Carolyn & Eric Ingbar

CGI, Inc.

Cinderlite Rock Sand Trucking

Dean & Christine Weitzel

Deer Run Ranch Bed & Breakfast

Dr. Andrea K. Weed

Dr. Stephen Palazzolo

Edmond & Mary Pierczynski

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Announces May Caregiver Schedule

Event Date: 
May 1, 2014 (All day)

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health announces its May schedule for the “Lunch and Learn” weekly education series broadcasted live from Las Vegas.

The program is designed for family and professional caregivers, featuring topics of interest to those who care for individuals with ALS, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, dementia and other neurocognitive disorders.

Gold Hill Hotel series features talks on Sinatra's Tahoe gaming license, Nevada film history

Event Date: 
April 15, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Gold Hill Hotel features two Nevada historical presentations this month, one involving the controversial Cal-Neva Lake Tahoe gaming license associated with Frank Sinatra and the other focusing on Nevada's place in film history.

The Tuesday Night Lecture Series on the Sinatra's gaming license will be held April 15 with the film presentation on April 29. Programs begins with dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. with the lecture at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for dinner and lecture and $5 for the lecture.

The Greens’ Peak-Oil Limits-to-Growth Apocalypse That Wasn’t

A few years ago, some experts predicted the world was about to reach a peak in global oil and gas production to be followed soon by marked decline. It would cause “war, famine, pestilence and death” – the biblical Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Another version: “war, starvation, economic recession, possibly even the extinction of homo sapiens.”

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.

Tickets on Sale for High Sierra Swing Dance Club's Annual Spring Ball

Event Date: 
April 26, 2014 - 5:30pm

High Sierra Swing Dance Club invites the public to its seventh-annual Spring Ball dinner-dance on April 26 at the Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St., Carson City.

The semi-formal/formal-attire evening begins with hors d'oeuvres and no-host cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and continues with dance performances at 6:30, buffet dinner at 7, open dancing 8-11 pm to West Coast swing,
nightclub two-step, country two-step, waltz and Latin tunes.

Carson City restaurant, food and health inspections through April 2

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. 
Inspections are through April 2, 2014 and include restaurants, bars and lounges, convenience stores and the Ron Wood Family Resource Center, which scored a AA scores of 100.

See report below.

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.”

Carson City partners with Remote Area Medical's free three-day Reno clinic

Remote Area Medical, an organization dedicated to providing free, quality health care services to those in need, will host a free clinic April 11-13 for adults and children of Northern Nevada.

Groups and individual volunteers from throughout Northern Nevada including Partnership Carson City, Carson City Health and Human Services and Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey counties, are key partners in the event that will take place at Hug High School, 2880 Sutro Street in Reno.

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.

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.”

Lyon County Board of Commissioners OK tentative budget without employee cuts

After years of cuts and layoffs Lyon County has seen an increase in funding and balanced a budget with no cuts of employees. In the past several years the County has eliminated 120 positions, a 30 percent workforce reduction.

Former Carson City manager Larry Werner hired as Douglas interim administrator

A seamless transition between outgoing Douglas County Manager Steve Mokrohisky and newly appointed Interim County Manager Larry Werner is now underway after the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved a six month contract with Werner at its Thursday meeting.

Column: Paying options for long term nursing care

The cost of nursing home as of May 2013 is about $7,139 per month in Nevada. The cost of nursing services in the home by qualified caregivers can be that much or even more for 24 hour care.

Hopefully we won’t need that care or not for very long. However, it seems the average need is about three years of care.

If a veteran has low income and less than $80,000 in assets, war veterans may be eligible for up to $2,000 per month for home health care, a nursing home or assisted living. A look at www.veteranaid.org will give some information about that program.

Local Financial Advisor Eric Abowd Earns Chairman’s Club Award for Second Year In A Row

Carson City, NV — Eric Abowd, CEO and lead financial advisor at Abowd & Rose Financial Group, was recently awarded Chairman’s Club status from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual).

This is Abowd’s second year in a row qualifying for this elite award. Chairman’s Club recipients represent the top 10 annual producers of more than 5,000 agents nationwide and are considered the pinnacle of MassMutual’s sales force.

Carson City restaurant, food and health inspections through March 21

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division.

Inspections are through March 21, 2014 and include restaurants, bars and lounges. All six inspections this week garnered AA scores of 100.
See report below.

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.

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.

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.

Guild Mortgage opens Carson City branch

Guild Mortgage Company announced Wednesday the opening of a new location in Carson City. The new branch will be a satellite to the Zephyr Cove-based branch at Lake Tahoe.

Deborah Mae (Debbie) Humphrey, branch manager of the Zephyr Cove location, will also manage the new branch. Humphrey has more than 20 years of experience serving Carson Valley and is enthusiastic about expanding Guild's presence.

Douglas County to host April 4 job fair in Minden

Event Date: 
April 4, 2014 - 10:30am

Local businesses and job seekers can look forward to connecting opportunity with talent at the Carson Valley Job Opportunity Fair on April 4, 2014 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda, Minden.

With attendance of 33 employers and agencies at the same event a year ago, an even greater turnout is expected this time around.

Denise Castle, representing Douglas County’s Workforce Development Program, stresses that the key is ‘opportunity.’

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.

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.

Douglas Commission looks to appoint retired Carson City Manager Larry Werner as interim county chief

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved moving forward with approaching Larry Werner, retired Carson City Manager and resident of Douglas County, as a possible Interim County Manager. The Interim County Manager will serve over the next several months during the recruitment process for a new County Manager.

The Board discussed several options for interim management at its meeting at Lake Tahoe on Thursday, March 20, 2014, including appointment of qualified individuals from within and outside the organization.

Have A Heart fundraiser for F.I.S.H. at Glen Eagles

Event Date: 
March 29, 2014 - 5:00pm

Nearly 40 local celebrities will be competing at F.I.S.H.'s Have a Heart Celebration in Carson City on Saturday, March 29 at Glen Eagles Restaurant.

Local celebrities will be waiting tables and competing for the most tips to raise money for the organization's operations.

Dinner tickets are $50, and reservations can be made for either the 5:00 p.m. or the 7:30 p.m. seating. Diners will get to chose from three entrees.

Raffle tickets can be purchased for $10.

You can purchase tickets here: http://www.nvfish.com/Have-A-Heart-2014.html

Concert for the Critter

Event Date: 
March 26, 2014 (All day)

Carson High School senior, Chrislynn will be performing a benefit concert featuring her vocal and instrumental talents as part of her senior project. Proceeds from the event will benefit CASI, Carson Animal Services Initiative. Enjoy an evening of entrainment while supporting a great cause and have a chance to win raffle prizes too.

For advanced ticket purchase contact Tanya at 775-291-8096 or thelyonsden2009@att.net. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Concert will be held in the Senator Square at Carson High School.

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.

Huge Raffle and Valuable Prizes for Family Chili/Bingo Night at Carson Middle School

Event Date: 
March 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

Carson Middle School PTA is hosting our Family Chili Bingo Night on Friday, March 28 from 6-8 pm in the CMS cafeteria.

Fifth annual Nevada Moves Day celebrated Wednesday in Carson City, Lyon County

On Wednesday, March 19, students in Carson City and Lyon County will join others from across the state to take part in the 5th Annual Nevada Moves Day. This event consists of organized activities that encourage walking or bicycling to school. The event is promoted statewide by the Safe Routes to School Program.

Governor Brian Sandoval issued a proclamation declaring March 19 as Nevada Moves Day 2014 and will meet students from Bordewich-Bray Elementary School who are taking part in a walking school bus that starts at the Governor’s Mansion on Mountain Street.

Governor appoints Julia Teska as Nevada budget director

Julia Teska has been appointed by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval as state budget director replacing Jeff Mohlenkamp who will be leaving April 4. Teska is currently the deputy superintendent for Business and Support Services at the Department of Education.

Mammogram screenings in Carson City available March 22-23 through Nevada Health Centers

Nevada Health Centers' traveling Mammovan will provide mammogram screenings Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23, in Carson City.

The Mammovan will be parked at Smith's, 599 East William Street, both days from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The service is a program of Nevada Health Centers, Inc.

The Mammovan is a mobile mammography van that travels to underserved areas of the Silver State state to provide mammograms to women 40 and over and uninsured women who probably would not seek out mammography services on their own. The Mammovan provides screening and diagnostic tests.

Carson City Animal Services begins trapping dozens of sick, abandoned cats from home

Carson City Animal Services is in the process of trapping dozens of cats found Thursday abandoned in a Ladera Drive home.

The cats that animal control officers have been able to retrieve so far are being treated, fed and assessed for health concerns through an intake process, said Taylor Radtke, public information officer for Carson City Health and Human Services.

Carson City branch of AAA hosts March 20 spring fling; games, refreshments and prizes

Event Date: 
March 20, 2014 - 8:30am

Spring is a time of renewal. With that, the Carson City branch of AAA is hosting a spring fling at its offices at 2901 South Carson St. on March 20, the first day of the season.

Refreshments will be served, while games and prizes will be offered throughout the day. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Members and non-members are invited. Carson City’s new branch manager, Haldon Johnson, will be on hand for a meet and greet with his staff.

A century-old membership-based organization with more than 4 million members, AAA provides insurance and travel products and services.

Carson City restaurant, food and health inspection report through March 12

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. Inspections through March 12, 2014 include two bar and lounge establishments, restaurants and fast food restaurants. All inspections this week garnered AA grades with 100 point scores.
See the full report below.

Dozens of sick, malnourished cats left for dead found inside Carson City home

This story has been updated Friday afternoon to reflect new information about the cats found Thursday in an abandoned Carson City home. Go here for the latest.

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A welfare check on a home in the 1300 block of Ladera Drive in Carson City led to the discovery of dozens of sick, malnourished and dead cats.

Alice McDonald Johnson

Alice McDonald Johnson passed away March 9, 2014. Services will be Friday March 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm located at the 4 Square Church ne...

Kit Carson Toastmasters Wins Area Speech Contests

Jim Klipp of Kit Carson Toastmasters in Carson City took top honors at both the International Speech Contest and the Table Topics Contest at the Area Level on March 8.

The International Speech Contests challenges each contestant to present their best five to seven minute speech. Each of the local clubs may select a representative to compete with the winner advancing to the next level. The finals will be held this year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Carson City restaurant, food and health inspection report through March 3

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. Inspections through March 3, 2014 include restaurants, fast food restaurants, and a bar and lounge. All establishments inspected for the wee scored 100 and graded AA.
See the full report below.

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