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Outdoors with Don Q: Take a vacation at Great Basin National Park

Here is an annual suggestion, if you would like to take a mid-summer vacation at an out-of-the-way location. 
Do you know that our very own White Pine County is home to one of the Nation's least visited and Nevada's only National Park?

It's the 77,000 acre Great Basin National Park.
 If you've never been there, here is a whole bunch of useful information:

Weather Service: More thunderstorms expected this afternoon

We’re not out of the woods with wild weather yet. The National Weather Service says to expect severe thunderstorms around Northern Nevada this afternoon.

According to a special weather statement, a there’s a strong upper level disturbance that will move across northeast California and northwest Nevada.

Abundant moisture and strong winds aloft are favorable for the development of thunderstorms this afternoon with a few becoming severe, according to the weather service.

Weather Service issues Heat Advisory for Carson City region

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through Monday for Carson City, Dayton and much of Western Nevada.

Strong high pressure over Nevada will bring mostly sunny and very hot conditions through early this evening. Areas in western Nevada will reach triple digits with many areas in the Sierra reaching the upper 80's to low 90's. Anticipated highs for Dayton are 103 today, and 102 for Carson City, and near 100 in Carson Valley, according to the weather service.

Carson City sheriff's SET deputies arrest pair on felony drug charges

Two women were jailed Thursday on felony drug charges after the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team was tipped off that they may have been transporting narcotics from Reno.

Arrested were Joanna Shirey, 21, and Alicia Warthan, 32, both of Carson City. Officers attempting to locate the suspect vehicle, a blue Suzuki Sidekick with a white top, found it tailgating a white sedan at 6:23 p.m. on Russell Way.

NHP identifies two victims in fatal motorcycle crash Saturday on Geiger Grade

The Nevada Highway Patrol has identified two of the victims who died in Saturday's crash involving three motorcycles on Geiger Grade. They are James L. Wood, 68, of Silver Springs and Robert E. Sanders, 60, of Reno. Three others remain hospitalized.

According to NHP Trooper Dave Gibson, officers at around 9 a.m. to the accident scene on State Route 341 at Washoe mile marker 4 approximately 2.5 miles south of the Highway 395 a junction in South Reno.

Dayton Residents, Officials Meet to Discuss Traffic and Safety Concerns

As Dayton transitions from a rural to a more urban community, traffic concerns need to be resolved, but must be done prudently and in the right time.

This was the underlying message at a meeting at Sutro Elementary School Thursday night where more than 70 citizens, county officials, law enforcement and first responders heard from Nevada Department of Transportation officials.

But for a community that has seen countless accidents in past years this was not quite what most had hoped to hear.

Watercraft inspection stations open at Tahoe, Lahontan and two other reservoirs

Invasive aquatic species watercraft inspection and decontamination stations have opened at Lahontan Reservoir and other waterways in time for Memorial Day weekend, according to the Nevada Division of State Parks.

The last of the Lake Tahoe area inspection stations, on State Route 267 at Northstar Drive south of Truckee in California, opened Thursday.

Weather Service issues rare dust storm warning for Carson City region

A dangerous dust storm has been reported moving toward the Carson City area tonight. The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a dust storm warning through 10 p.m. for the Carson City region from Highway 50 north to Interstate 80.

A wall of blowing dust is moving westward through the I-80 and Highway 50 corridors toward Reno and Carson City, according to the weather service. Winds associated with the system are blowing east 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Visibility associated with the system is down to zero at times.

Graduation Round-up

It’s that time of year again when a new crop of high school seniors look forward to traveling whatever paths they’ve chosen for themselves and more than a few eighth-grade students are looking forward with a combination of dread and anticipation, to beginning their high school years.

Of course graduation ceremonies mark these transitions and there are many planned for area schools. For those with friends or loved ones graduating this year, here is a list of graduations for easy scheduling. Locations are at the school unless otherwise noted.

Sen. Reid Announces nearly $1.4 Million in FAA grant money for Carson City Airport

Nearly $1.4 million in Federal Aviation Administration grant money has been earmarked for the Carson City Airport, said Nevada Sen. Harry Reid Tuesday. It is among 11 grants awarded to 10 rural Silver State airports for airfield improvements.

Western Nevada College graduates record number of students at spring 2014 commencements

Western Nevada College will graduate 543 students this spring. Commencement was held Monday in Carson City with a ceremony to be held Tuesday in Fallon. The class of 2014 will receive a record 581 degrees and certificates.

Also on Monday, the WNC nursing program graduates celebrated with a traditional pinning ceremony at the Carson Nugget. Dr. Tom Kubistant, a WNC psychology and communications instructor, delivered the Carson City ceremony commencement address.

Care Flight called to accident on Highway 50 and Pine Cone in Dayton

UPDATE: A 66-year-old Silver Springs woman was flown by Care Flight after a single vehicle accident Wednesday morning in which her car went more than 300 feet down an embankment off of Highway 50 and Pine Cone Road in Dayton, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The woman, Claire Musty, was flown to Renown Medical Center in Reno with a possible broken femur, said NHP Trooper Dan Lopez.

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.

Easter Egg Hunts Take Place Friday and Saturday Throughout Area

Event Date: 
April 18, 2014 - 2:00pm

Get an early start on Easter egg hunting Friday when Skyline Estates Senior Living hosts its Easter egg hunt for all ages at 2 p.m. Organizers invite children, parents, and grandchildren to attend. Skyline Estates Senior Living is located at 2861 Mountain St., in Carson City.

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.

Lyon County authorities investigate fatal shooting in Silver Springs

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Friday night in Silver Springs.

Deputies were called shortly after 9 p.m. to a Catfish Street address after dispatch received a call from a woman who advised she had shot her adult son, said Lyon County Sheriff's Lieutenant J. L. Pattison.

Carson City man arrested at motel on suspicion of felony parole and probation violation

A 27-year-old Carson City man was arrested early Tuesday morning and placed on a felony parole and probation hold after allegedly violating conditions of his alternative sentencing agreement.

Mark Edward Davis was booked into Carson City Jail on the charge after being arrested at a motel in the 2700 block of South Carson Street. A Reno man was also arrested on a misdemeanor warrant.

Marine veteran amputee, cyclist Rob Jones to arrive in Carson City as part of awareness campaign

A double amputee Marine veteran, Rob Jones, will be in Carson City today and Wednesday as part of his efforts to cycle across America, raise awareness and to "pay it forward" to veteran organizations that helped him in his recovery.

The public is invited to meet Jones at a reception at the Hampton Inn, 10 Hospitality Way Tuesday beginning at 4 p.m. He will have arrived after cycling from Fallon to Silver Springs on Highway 50. Jones cycles approximately 35 miles every day as part of the campaign. He lost his legs when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan in 2010.

Sheriff's Log: Dayton man arrested for felony extortion

Robert Edwin Deuel, 43, of Dayton, was arrested Friday afternoon in the 3300 block of Highway 50 East for felony extortion and gross misdemeanor possession of a dangerous weapon.

According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff deputies were concluding a traffic stop on Arrowhead Drive when a woman approached them with information about vehicle that had recently been stolen from her. She said Deuel had contacted her, and said he would take her to the car if she paid him money.

Clean Dried Processing expands Lyon County facility in Silver Springs

Northern Nevada Development Authority is proud to announce that LaBudde Group, through their Nevada subsidiary Clean Dried Processing, has expanded to Northern Nevada. Clean Dried Processing has opened a 150,000 square foot dual purpose manufacturing and distribution facility in Silver Springs.

Spaghetti fundraiser at Js' Old Town Bistro nets $1,200 for Lyon County health project

A spaghetti feed at Js' Old Town Bistro in Dayton Wednesday raised $1,200 for the Medical Outreach Response Event in May, which helps Lyon County residents get needed medical, vision and dental care.

MORE will take place Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10 in Silver Springs.

Js’ Bistro in Dayton to hold Feb. 26 fundraiser for Medical Outreach Program


Event Date: 
February 26, 2014 - 4:00pm

Js’ Old Town Bistro in Dayton will hold a Spaghetti Feed fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 4 – 8pm.

Money raised will help local residents get needed medical, vision and dental care at the upcoming Medical Outreach Response Event (MORE).

Nevada Health Centers' traveling Mammovan is providing screening mammograms

Event Date: 
February 28, 2014 (All day)

Getting screened for breast cancer is one of the most important things a woman can do to protect her health.

Nevada Health Centers' traveling Mammovan is providing screening mammograms in the communities of Fallon, Fernley, Gerlach, Reno, Silver Springs, Sparks and Sun Valley through February 28, 2014.

Make your mammogram appointment today by calling toll-free 1.877.581.6266

Carson City man arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse

A Carson City man was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony child abuse. Terry Ray Kilfian was arrested in the 2200 block of Roop Street at 12:19 p.m.

According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies met with the 12-year-old victim who claimed his father punched him in the face, then kicked him on the side in his ribs. The child had visible injuries to his neck, face and ribcage, according to the arrest report.

Outdoors with Don Q: 2014 fishing seasons open Feb. 8

This is an annual reminder for fishing in nearby waters: Feb. 8 is the opening day of the 2014 fishing seasons for the following waters in Lyon County:

Silver Springs Airport in Lyon County picked as drone test site

The Silver Springs Airport in Lyon County will be home to a Nevada drone company test site. The airport has been picked as a hub by Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems as an operations location for unmanned autonomous vehicle systems, said Lyon County Manager Jeff Page in a Friday statement.

The deal was made through a partnership with Lyon County and working closely with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Northern Nevada Development Authority, said Page.

Obituary Ronald P. Zuti

Sept. 4, 1943 - Dec 29, 2013 Ronald P. Zuti, 70, of Silver Springs, Nevada, passed away peacefully on December 29. Ron was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Albert and Margaret (To...

Carson City jail inmate faces charge of violating restraining order

A 27-year-old Carson City man was arrested Jan. 18, 1:31 a.m. in the area of North Carson and East Park Street. He faces a felony charge of child endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of DUI.

According to the arrest report, an officer doing routine patrol on North Carson Street at Hot Springs Road observed a silver in color Dodge Durango without a license plate. The officer turned on his overhead emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop at North Carson Street and East Park Street.

Obituary: Ronald P. Zuti

Sept. 4, 1943 - Dec 29, 2013 Ronald P. Zuti, 70, of Silver Springs, Nevada, passed away peacefully on December 29. Ron was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Albert and Margaret (To...

Louise Lenora Hatcher

April 3, 1937 - Dec. 30, 2013 Louise Lenora Hatcher, 76, of Silver Springs Nevada passed away on December 30th, 2013 due to a long battle with heart disease and other health ...

Photos with Santa on Saturday at Lahontan State Recreation Area

SILVER SPRINGS, Nev. – Santa Claus will be visiting the Silver Springs Ranger Station at Lake Lahontan Recreation Area on Saturday, December 21.

Photos with Santa will be taken by Nevada State Parks staff and available for download at parks.nv.gov. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own cameras. Happy Holidays from the rangers and staff at Lake Lahontan State Recreation Area.

Summit at Governor's Mansion to raise awareness of Nevada’s food insecurity

State and federal agencies and non-profit organization leaders will meet Wednesday with Nevada’s First Lady Kathleen Sandoval at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City to address food and hunger issues during the Northern Nevada Food Summit.

Death Notice: Kam Yin Lau

Kam Yin Lau, 62 of Silver Springs, Nevada passed away on October 30, 2013. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations (775) 888-6800. …
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Death Notice: Tommy R. Willhoit

Tommy R. Willhoit, 71, passed away October 12, 2013 in Silver Springs, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766. …

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Death Notice: Roger A. Emdia

Roger A. Emdia, 59, passed away on October 12, 2013 in Silver Springs, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766. …

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Carson City sheriff deputies make several misdemeanor arrests during weekend

A 21-year-old Carson City man faces a gross misdemeanor charge of child endangerment/abuse and misdemeanor domestic battery after he was arrested Sept. 22, in the 3000 block of Florentine Drive.

According to the arrest report, officers were dispatched to an Airport Road address for a domestic battery. Officers report the victim, who is pregnant, and the suspect were arguing and the man pushed the victim out of the front door of the apartment. The victim told officers they were arguing because the man wanted to go to the bar rather than spend time with her, the arrest report states.

Outdoors with Don Q: Reminder of waters closing September 30

This is my annual reminder that a number of nearby fishing waters will be closing for the year at sunset on September 30. Those waters include the following:

Death Notice: Patricia Lane Parry

Patricia Lane Parry, 73 of Silver Springs, passed away on September 5, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800. …

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Lyon County Fly-In set for Sept. 28-29

Event Date: 
September 28, 2013 - 10:00am

Zoom on in to the 17th annual Lyon County Fly-In, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, (Note the new dates!) at the Silver Springs Airport for a weekend of fun-filled skies. The Fly-In is officially open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday and there will be a pancake breakfast each day, free to pilots who fly in, from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

Death Notice: James J. Walters

James J. Walters, 71, passed away August 29, 2013 in Silver Springs, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766. …

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Death Notice: Lee Reardon

Lee Reardon, 77, passed away August 16, 2013 in Silver Springs, NV. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements. …

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Silver Springs man dies Sunday in two-vehicle crash

A Silver Springs man died in a two-vehicle crash Sunday four miles south of Highway 50 and 95A, the Nevada Highway Patrol reports.

Jay R. Williams, 68, died at the scene of the accident, which involved a Dodge Stratus, driven by Williams, and a Dodge pickup, driven by a 53-year-old Silver Springs man, said NHP Trooper David Gibson.

Death Notice: William Trent

William Trent, born February 7, 1947, resident of Silver Springs, NV, passed away Aug. 12, 2013. There will be no services at this time. …

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Death Notice: William Trent

William Trent, passed away August 12, 2013. He was a resident of Silver Springs, Nevada. …

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Death Notice: Yhoma Lee Reardon

Yhoma Lee Reardon passed away on August 16, 2013 in Silver Springs, Nevada. Capitol City Cremation is in charge of final arrangements. …

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Lyon County investigates two alleged animal neglect cases

The Lyon County Animal Services Division initiated an investigation of the Starlight Sanctuary in Silver Springs, due to complaints of mistreatment of horses. Officers viewed approximately 70 horses on the property.

Officers found appropriate feed and water for the animals and observed some horses that were underweight or had other health concerns. Animal Services has requested veterinarian to respond to the site to determine the health of the animals in question.

Woman jailed for allegedly licking child's face outside hair salon

A 57-year-old Silver Springs woman faces two misdemeanor charges of battery after she allegedly licked the face of a young boy and kissed the neck of the boy's mother outside a Carson City hair salon.

According to a Carson City Sheriff's Office report, a deputy was dispatched to 3200 block of Retail Drive Aug. 16 at 6:44 p.m. in reference to the incident. The officer made contact with the mother who said the 57-year-old woman approached she and her 5-year-old son, licking the right side of the boy's face from the jaw line to his hair line, the arrest report states.

Motorcyclist taken by Care Flight in Lyon County after colliding with horse

A 79-year-old motorcyclist was flown by Care Flight on Friday morning after colliding with a horse in the area of State Route 341 and Industrial in Lyon County, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The accident was reported at 7:46 a.m. The injuries the man sustained are unknown at this time. The horse fled after being hit, said NHP Trooper David Gibson.

The state route was reopened after Care Flight landed and the motorcycle was removed.

Carson City man jailed after allegedly stealing wire, battery from junk business

A 32-year-old Carson City man faces misdemeanor larceny and stolen property charges after allegedly taking wire and a battery from a business that sells junk on Wednesday.

The man was arrested at 12:05 p.m. in the 1800 block of Lompa Lane. According to the arrest report, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Ann Street for a report of a commercial burglary.

Outdoors with Don Q: Take a summer vacation at Great Basin National Park

Here is a suggestion if you would like to take an mid-summer vacation at an out-of-the-way location, right here in the state of Nevada.


If you are interested, did you know that our very own White Pine County is home to one of the Nation's least visited and Nevada's only National Park: The 77,000 acre Great Basin National Park? 
If you've never been there, here is a whole bunch of useful information:

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