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CASI K9 Fun Run and Walk is Saturday; Pooch Plunge at the Carson City Aquatic Center Sept. 27

Event Date: 
September 27, 2014 - 9:00am

Two CASI events coming up. First is the third annual Carson Animal Services Initiative's 5K9 fun run/walk at Riverview Park on East Fifth Street in Carson City on Saturday, Sept. 20. The following week is the Pooch Plunge.

Saturday's K9 Walk/Run fundraising event is a great way for families to show off their pets while giving them some exercise too. Awards will be given to the 1st place male and female K9 finishers. Every participant receives a free gift.

Highway 50 reopened; June Lake fire in Mono County 50 percent contained

UPDATE 330PM: According to a Tweet this afternoon from Caltrans, Highway 50 is back open but the westbound No. 2 lane will remain closed overnight because of ongoing King Fire issues. A portion of the highway and artery for traffic into and out of South Lake Tahoe and Stateline, had been closed since Tuesday, from Sly Park Road to Fresh Pond, due to burning trees falling on the road.

Meanwhile, the June Fire burning in Mono County is estimated to be 65 acres and 50 percent contained.

Carson City food and restaurant health inspections through Sept. 15

Food and restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. The 10 inspections listed here were made through Sept. 15, 2014.

Inspections include several school cafeterias, a bakery, caterer, a church, the Carson City Senior Center, a bar and lounge and a retail food producer.

See the full report below.

West Nile Virus confirmed in Carson City

The presence of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Carson City, the Nevada Department of Agriculture announced Monday. Officials tested wetlands, ditches and other small bodies of water during the first week of September and of the samples collected so far the virus is present in one of the test sites.

The site was in a rural, eastern area of Carson City, along the Carson River, said Dustin Boothe, division manager and epidemiologist for the Carson City Health and Human Services.

Carson City Council, US Navy League 30th Anniversary!

Event Date: 
September 17, 2014 - 5:30pm

The Carson City Council of the United States Navy League will celebrate its 30th Anniversary at our meeting on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The Dinner and meeting will be held in the Banquet Room at Casino Fandango, 3800 S. Carson St., Carson City. The social hour will be at 5:30 PM and the dinner hour will begin at 6:15 PM. Attendees can access the Casino Buffett from the Banquet Room.
Mayor Bob Crowell, the Council’s first president will speak and hopefully be joined by some of the other original members of the council to help us celebrate the occasion!

Attract tourist dollars to Nevada by using Highway 95

As an incentive for Telsa and other companies to build in the Reno – Tahoe Industrial Center on USA Parkway and benefit Nevada, Interstate 11 should be built from Yerrington to tie into the Reno – Tahoe Industrial Center and to I-80. This should be presented to Telsa now.

Interstate 11 should be built parallel to US Highway 95 from Las Vegas to Tonapah on a straight line from Tonaph to Yerrington. Also I- 580 should be extended from Carson City to Yerrington which would give a direct route to Carson City and Reno.

Local Canine Recovery Center: “Fall for CRCS”- A Big Reveal That Will Impact Northern Nevada

Event Date: 
October 25, 2014 (All day)

Reno, Nevada – On Saturday, October 25th, at the Atlantis Resort and Casino, located at 3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV, 89502, CRCS, a local canine recovery center, is revealing their plans to build a campus in Northern Nevada. The event titled “Fall for CRCS” is the launch of a 4 year long campaign to raise $1,000,000.00 to complete the purchase and renovations to a 5.2 acre parcel and 12,000 sq ft of interior space that CRCS calls home. There are currently no programs of its kind in Nevada.

Project Empty Bowls: Free pottery making event Saturday to end Hunger in Carson City

Event Date: 
September 13, 2014 - 10:00am

Design your own pottery for the greater good this Saturday at the Children's Museum in Carson City. Project Empty Bowls will be working with all ages making bowls from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Dec. 5 Empty Bowl's soup feed fundraiser at the Carson City Silver & Snowflakes Festival of Lights.

No experience necessary. Come create a bowl to donate and help the Empty Bowls Carson City Project to feed the hungry in our valley.

UNR welcomes second largest fall enrollment, 6.2 percent increase over 2013

The University of Nevada, Reno welcomed 19,934 undergraduate and graduate students to campus this fall. This reflects a 6.2 percent increase over the fall 2013 enrollment of 18,776. These numbers reveal the second-largest enrollment jump for the University; the first took place in 2001 when enrollment grew by 1,167 students, which this year’s enrollment numbers narrowly missed by nine students.

Former Vegas deputy city manager Jim Nichols accepts Douglas County Manager position

Jim Nichols has accepted the position of Douglas County Manager. After discussion at the board of County Commissioners meeting on Sept. 4, county commissioners decided to extend an offer of $172,000 and Mr. Nichols is expected to begin Sept. 29, 2014.

Saddle up: 55th International Camel and Ostrich Races continue this weekend in Virginia City

The 55th International Camel and Ostrich Races continues this weekend in historic Virginia City. Watch as amateur jockeys attempt to ride galloping camels, squirrely ostriches and bolting zebras in an entertaining Comstock tradition known for amusing audiences for 55 years.

Another big step taken toward contracting out animal services

Initial approval of an altered animal services ordinance secured 3-1 approval from Carson City’s Board of Supervisors Thursday despite questions about policing language.

Carson City health inspections through Sept. 4

Food and restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. The three inspections listed here were made through Sept. 4, 2014.

See the full report below.

Downtown Carson City street design concepts presented today open house

Event Date: 
September 16, 2014 - 12:00pm

Carson City will present concepts for improvements to downtown Carson Street at a public open house on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at noon and 5:30 p.m. in the Community Center Sierra Room.

The concepts will be available for public review and staff will be available to answer questions and take public comments from 12 to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Plans for downtown include wider sidewalks and enhanced landscaping. The plans will implement the vision for downtown that was adopted with the City’s Master Plan in 2006.

District Attorney presents DAWG program to Carson City Board of Supervisors

At the Aug. 28 meeting of the Carson City Board Supervisors, the District Attorney’s Office presented its newest component to its Victim Witness Services unit.

DAWG, which is an acronym for District Attorney Witness Guide, was introduced by District Attorney Neil A. Rombardo, along with Subaru, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever.

Nevada PUC promotes lifeline telephone assistance program

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada is promoting Lifeline Awareness Week, Sept. 8-14. Lifeline is a government benefit program supported by the Universal Service Fund that provides a discount on phone service for qualifying low-income consumers.

Career training agency Join, Inc. offers extended job assistance help to unemployed

Join, Inc., northern Nevada’s non-profit career training agency has received the Department of Labor’s Emergency Grant Funding to provide immediate assistance to individuals who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more and have qualified for unemployment insurance.

Nevada public safety, health and governor partner for National Preparedness Month

Gov. Brian Sandoval proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month in Nevada. The Nevada Division of Emergency Management/Homeland Security, and the Division of Public and Behavioral Health urges Nevadans to prepare for an emergency that would require self-reliance for three days without utilities and electricity, water service, access to a supermarket or local services, household medical needs, and possibly without response from police, fire or rescue.

HotSpot Yoga Studio and Fitness Defined celebrates Sept. 6 grand opening

HotSpot Yoga Studio and Fitness Defined will celebrate their grand opening Saturday, Sept. 6 with ample, healthy activities planned, and a food drive for the Ron Wood Family Resource Center.

Festivities will run from 4 p.m to 8 p.m., with raffle drawings at 6 p.m. Free yoga classes will be held at 8 and 9:30 a.m., 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., to introduce this fantastic new health opportunity right here in Carson City. HotSpot Yoga is located inside Fitness Defined Personal Training, 195 E Winnie Lane, Carson City.

Signups begin for third annual CASI 5K Walk and Fun Run

Event Date: 
September 20, 2014 - 9:00am

Time to lace up the jogging shoes and strut with the pooches Saturday, Sept. 20 in Carson City. It's the third annual Carson Animal Services Initiative's 5K9 fun run/walk at Riverview Park on East Fifth Street in Carson City.

The fundraising event is a great way for families to show off their pets while giving them some exercise too. Awards will be given to the 1st place male and female K9 finishers. Every participant receives a free gift.

Check-in time is between 8:15 - 8:45 a.m. with the run beginning at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged and discounted fees are offered.

Carson City deputies arrest three on felony charges

Two men with gang ties were arrested Wednesday in the 2700 block of Menlo Drive by the Tri-County Gang Unit. One of the men was wanted on a felony fugitive from justice warrant out of California, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Oswaldo Torres, 28, is being held without bail awaiting extradition on the California Department of Corrections warrant issued June 2, 2014. The other man, 29, faces misdemeanor warrant related charges.

Always Lost: A Meditation on War’ Exhibition at Historic Minden Inn Through Sept. 12

A Western Nevada College student veteran crouches down on her knees to search for those she served with. The mother of a fallen soldier stares at the face of her son. The Wall of the Dead quietly tells the story of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, and the thousands who have died.

“Always Lost, A Meditation on War,” the nationally touring humanities exhibition created by WNC students and faculty, opened Monday at the historic Minden Inn, 1594 Esmeralda Ave., and remains through Friday, Sept. 12.

Nearly 500 back packs collected in Carson City Salvation Army Drive

The Salvation Army of Carson City is thankful to the community for their generous support of the back to school Apple Tree program. During the drive, 467 back packs as well as school supplies were collected and will be distributed to needy children from Carson City School District, Silver State Charter School, and Douglas County School District.

It's Your City with Supervisor Jim Shirk

Carson City Ward 4 Supervisor Jim Shirk provides an update on recent meetings of the Board of Supervisors.

Shirk notes a recent joint meeting with the Carson City School District and discusses the outsourcing of Carson City Animal Services as well as the building department.

Carson City job fair set for Sept. 26

As many as 45 employers will take part in an upcoming Job Fair sponsored by Carson City Health and Human Services, Job Opportunities in Nevada, and the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

The event is Friday, September 26 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. for the general public. Veterans will be able to enter the Job Fair at 1:30 p.m. for early admission.

The Job Fair will be located in the large gym at the Carson City Community Center on 851 East William Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701.

Fire Drill Only: Training tonight at state office on King Street

The Carson City Fire Department is doing training exercises tonight at the Nevada Health and Human Services Office at 505 East King Street. The drill, a staged scenario involving a fire with people trapped in a building, began at around 8:40 p.m.

Carson City man faces open and gross lewdness charge

A 27-year-old Carson City man was jailed Monday on a gross misdemeanor charge of open and gross lewdness and domestic battery after allegedly throwing himself on a 16-year-old girl and kissing her, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

According to the arrest report, officers responded to the 100 block of Carson Meadows at 8:35 p.m. regarding a dispute inside a home involving two large families having a barbecue. Both families live in the home.

Top Tongan military official visits Carson City, Nevada National Guard

With a cooperative pact signed earlier this year, the highest ranking military official in Kingdom of Tonga, Brig. Gen. Tau'aika Uta Atu, visited Carson City Monday, the first stop on his tour of Nevada.

The Nevada National Guard and the South Pacific island nation are one of the newest official relationships created in the National Guard's State Partnership Program, a Department of Defense function that links a state's National Guard with the armed forces or equivalent of a partner country in a cooperative, mutually beneficial agreement.

Carson City restaurant and food inspections through Aug. 12

Food and restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. The eight inspections listed here were made through August 12, 2014.

See the full report below.

Women to Women with Dee Dee Foremaster

This week’s guest on Women to Women is Dee Dee Foremaster, executive director of Rural Center for Independent Living and Do Drop In, a nonprofit organization that helps with services to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and our veterans.

Carson City’s 7.9 percent unemployment rate goes unchanged in July

July’s unemployment rate in Carson City was 7.9 percent, unchanged from June, according to figures released Friday from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Statewide, the rate held steady for the month at 7.7 percent, but is still 2.2 percentage points lower than July 2013. Las Vegas’ unemployment rate edged up to 8.2 percent. However, the unemployment rates in both Carson City and Reno remained at their June levels. Reno’s July unemployment reading was 7.3 percent.

HopeFest free outdoor concert tonight to benefit local cancer patients

UPDATE: The Carson Tahoe Health Foundation is pleased to host HopeFest 2014, an outdoor concert tonight, Friday, offering free admission with all sales on food, drinks and raffle tickets directly benefitting local cancer patients.

Nationally famed folk-rock band, Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours known for their cowboy jazz, Tex-Mex groove and soulful R&B dance tunes will be the headlining performers. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center located at 1535 Medical Parkway, Carson City.

Nevada Medicaid Health Care announces new directors and Carson City office location

The Nevada Medicaid Health Care Guidance Program, a new integrated physical and behavioral care management program serving thousands of eligible Nevada Fee-for-Service Medicaid enrollees, is pleased to announce its leadership team: Cheri Glockner, Executive Director; Erin Snell, Behavioral Health Program Director; and Dr. Amy J. Khan and Dr. Ryan M. Ley, Medical Directors.

Nevada celebrates Sesquicentennial with August event lineup

Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 15 through Aug. 31.

It's Your City with Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell

Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell provides an update on the actions taken by the Board of Supervisors at its Thursday, Aug. 7 meeting.

But before that Crowell addresses the success of the NV 150 Fair held at Fuji Park in Carson City earlier this month. He offers thanks to the countless volunteers, 4-H groups, FFA, city employees, as well as the efforts of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce who helped sponsor the event as well as Casino Fandango, which allowed fair participants to park and shuttle to and from the fairgrounds.

Former Yosemite National Park child care center director charged with embezzlement

A Sonora woman accused of embezzling more than $42,000 from the Yosemite National Park Child Care Center, was summoned Tuesday to appear in federal court on the charges after a grand jury investigation and indictment, according the the U.S. Justice Department.

Carson City back to school enrollment, immunizations continue this week

Beat the back to school run and bring your child in to the Carson City Health and Human Services office this week for their immunization.

Today through Aug. 15, immunizations are being held, with back to school walk-in hours from 1 to 4:30 p.m, no appointment necessary. All required school vaccines are available. After this week, Health and Human Services will offer immunizations on Thursdays only.

The agency is located at 900 East Long Street in Carson City. The number is (775) 887-2190.

Carson City Sheriff's Office seek help finding missing teen runaway

A Carson City teen is considered missing or a runaway and is being sought by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Child and Family Services. Blaze Christopher Thomas, 16, was last seen July 31.

On July 31, 2014, he left his current residence in the 3400 block Orovada Drive where he was placed in foster care with a relative. Neighbors reported him leaving the home around 11 a.m. carrying a duffel bag and suitcase, which he strapped to the back of his motorbike/scooter.

Women to Women with Kristin Kaminski

This week's Women to Women features Kristin Kaminski, an Associate Attorney for Anderson, Dorn, & Rader, Ltd. The Reno law firm specializes in estate, trust, incapacity, financial, and legacy planning among other services. Enjoy the show.

In its third season, Women to Women Nevada, hosted by Carol Paz of Carson City, is televised on Charter Media every Thursday at 7 p.m. on Channel 190 in Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton, Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Fallon and Lake Tahoe. The program also airs Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 8-8:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Episodes also appear every Friday on Carson Now.

So much to wag about at CASI's Bark, Whine and Dine

This letter is a thank you to many people and businesses for the incredible generosity shown to Carson Animal Services Initiative (CASI) and our efforts to help our community’s homeless pets.

CASI just hosted another successful Bark, Whine and Dine on July 27. We have so many people and businesses to thank. This year’s silent auction, beautiful quilt raffle, and music added to a delightful afternoon. Thank you to:

3rd Annual Red Shoe Gala Set to Raise Funds for Families with Children in Area Hospitals

Reno Ronald McDonald House, non-profit gala
Event Date: 
October 10, 2014 - 6:00pm

Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada, a non-profit organization that houses families with children at local hospitals, will be bringing its Red Shoe Gala to the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno for a third year. The Oct. 10, 2014, event will raise funds for the organization’s mission with the theme “Make Someone Happy!”

Carson City restaurant and food inspection health report through July 31

Food and restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. The six inspections listed here were made through July 31, 2014.

See the full report below.

Jackie “Jack” Rayford Sandifer

Aug. 29, 1946 - July 31, 2014 Jackie “Jack” Rayford Sandifer, 67, of Carson City passed away July 31, 2014, Services for Jack will be...

FISH launches unique raffle fundraiser where winner gets energy-saving solar array

Have you been noticing how high your electric bills are? Thinking about how nice it would be to have solar panels, without the high cost of installation? If you are dreaming of adding solar panels to your home, then you may be in luck.

FISH, the local nonprofit that provides food, instruction, shelter, and health care to those in need is partnering with Black Rock Solar to give FISH donors the chance to win a solar array.

$2.5 million Head Start grant secured for Nevada

With cuts made to the program because of the sequester, Head Start in Nevada will receive a $2.5 million boost after the Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday it will receive a grant.

The $2,559,327 grant is designed to expand projects in Nevada and will be funded through the University of Nevada Reno, said Sen. Harry Reid.

Douglas County explains why it didn't file disaster declaration following July's flash flood

Douglas County Commissioners and Douglas County Emergency Management’s decision not to file a disaster declaration has come under question, been criticized, and created opportunities for much public comment and debate. The recent flash flood event in north eastern portion of the Johnson Lane, Central Johnson Lane, and Fish Springs areas of the county was a significant event that many would think would warrant a disaster declaration.

Carson City woman jailed on three counts child endangerment and neglect

A 35-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Tuesday at a motel in the 1700 block of North Carson Street on three gross misdemeanor counts of child neglect and endangerment, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

The children, daughters of the woman, were found inside a unkempt motel room along with two men with long criminal histories involving assault, drugs and domestic battery. Inside the motel room apartment were beds without sheets, dirty dishes in a kitchen with rotten food on the counter, several dangerous kitchen items and chemicals within reach of the youngest child, empty beer bottles, hard alcohol within reach of the children, and an open, empty can of beans on the floor.

Carson City Animal Services and Nevada Humane Society announce partnership

After more than a year plagued with internal problems and public criticism, Carson City Animal Services has entered into a partnership with the Nevada Humane Society in what Carson City Manager Nick Marano calls "a new chapter in animal services in the capital city."

Carson City has reached a conceptual agreement with the Nevada Humane Society, Nevada’s first and most highly regarded animal welfare group, in a new partnership to lead Carson City’s Animal Services, to include adoptions, shelter, and regulation services, said Marano.

Cab driver among five arrested in Carson City drug bust

Acting on several tips of drugs allegedly being sold out of a home with children inside and local from a taxi cab driver, Carson City Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team officers arrested five people Thursday night at a Condor Circle home.

Officers confiscated small amounts of methamphetamine, heroin, more than 30 pieces of assorted drug paraphernalia and cash after a search warrant was granted. Three children — two four-year-olds and a seven-year-old — were taken into protective custody, according arresting Carson City sheriff’s officers.

WNC heads for higher ground to produce clean energy

Since 2009, Western Nevada College has actively sought ways to be sustainable in the operation of its campuses. Through continuing efforts and a commitment to use green energy, that vision is rising to new heights.

Black Rock Solar, a nonprofit corporation in Reno that specializes in expanding the use of renewable energy, just completed installation of 666 panels atop the Bristlecone Building on the Carson City campus. At 180 kilowatts, the project is Black Rock’s largest roof array to date.

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