Fans from all over the world are attending the Bonanza Round Up which comes back to the Carson City, Lake Tahoe, Virginia City areas June 26-29. Some of the countries represented are England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Chile and Canada to name a few.
"Bonanza" was one of the most popular TV westerns that aired from 1959 through 1973, and continues in reruns today. The "Bonanza" theme song is one of the most recognizable.
I asked several downtown people what they think or feel about the passing of the 1/8th cent sales tax and what they see for Carson City’s future. The feelings are mixed, but the hope for an improved Carson City are united, the methods on how to do it have been up for discussion for many years and will be for many years to come.
Editor's Note: Today Carson Now is excited to bring a weekly column, "What Works" by Carson City business coach Diane Dye Hansen.
The column will appear every Monday. Hansen is the Chief Inspiration Officer of What Works Coaching, a coaching firm that has helped people worldwide with their businesses, careers, mindsets, and profit margins. Diane brings to Carson City more than 17 years of experience with a wide array of clients, ranging from top corporations, motivated entrepreneurs and individuals hungry for a fresh start.
Here's her first column.
An era comes to an end on April 1 when the Horizon Casino Resort on the south shore of Lake Tahoe closes for renovations.
The resort was the one time local showcase of Elvis Presley and Liberace when the casino operated as Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe.
This is my annual reminder that if you are a trout fisherman and are new to our area, you may not be aware that some of our best Lahontan Cutthroat Trout fishing is at Pyramid Lake in the month of March.
Pyramid Lake (which is roughly the same surface size as Lake Tahoe) is about 30 miles north of Reno-Sparks, and it contains Lahontan Cutthroat Trout that can easily run into “Double Digits” in weight. That's big!
The lake is the terminus of the Truckee River which begins at Lake Tahoe.
"Up up and away in my beautiful balloon" were the words of the Fifth Dimension's famous song of the 70s and those same words could describe Katie Griggs, this week's guest on Women to Women.
Griggs, a local balloonist, shares her experiences as a pilot with host Carol Paz. The great Reno Balloon Race is Sept. 5-7, and Griggs will have a balloon on Nevada Day.
The public is invited to the 2014 Nevada Poetry Out Loud Competition State Finals at the Siena Hotel Spa Casino Ballroom in Reno Saturday, March 15, from noon to 3 p.m.
Fifteen students who gained the status of district finalists after a series of local competitions will vie for awards totaling $4,000 for the first, second and third place winners and their respective schools.
The family of a 31-year-old Carson CIty pedestrian who was struck on Highway 50 near Stateline at Lake Tahoe in the early morning hours of Aug. 10, 2013 seeks help in locating the driver who fled the scene, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Cody J. Dobson was walking on the highway, or may have stumbled from the adjacent sidewalk, just east of the MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa at approximately 3:13 am prior to being struck by a motor vehicle, said NHP Trooper Chuck Allen.
Misti Gower is known by co-workers at Nevada’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as a cake baker extraordinaire. So, no one was surprised when she and Heidi Englund of the Nevada Historical Society agreed to create a 13 foot wide by 21 foot long cake in the shape of Nevada to commemorate the great cake caper of 1964.
The monumental undertaking has started to come together as DCNR colleagues and others have jumped in to help bake, build and serve the 1,300 pound confection.
It's back and better than ever: the 2014 edition of the Escape From Prison Hill trail half marathon and 10K races!The Escape from Prison Hill Half Marathon and 10K in Carson City, Nevada, is happening on Saturday, April 19. The Escape from Prison Hill Half Marathon is a challenging trail run with great views of the Sierra Nevada, Nevada valleys, and the Nevada State Prison! The 10K packs the same views and less-challenging terrain in a shorter distance.
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 6-12, 2014.
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition winner, Irrigo, is the recipient of $50,000, which will help further develop water efficiency services for flood irrigated agriculture. Using flood gate automation, field surveys and water and soil sensors all connected to the cloud, Irrigo is developing a more efficient way to irrigate agricultural fields.
An innovation in aquatic invasive species protection was unveiled last week at the Water Sports Industry Association’s 2014 Summit that could make Lake Tahoe and recreational water bodies around the nation safer from the spread of invasive species, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency said Friday.
A 32-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman was booked Thursday into Carson City Jail after being extradited from California where she faces felony and gross misdemeanor charges of eluding police and endangerment related to a Jan. 12 police chase that began in Carson City, ended in South Lake Tahoe and injured two Carson City sheriff's office deputies.
Samantha Rose Randazzo is being held on $20,000 bail. Her court arraignment is March 4, 9 a.m. in Carson City. Randazzo allegedly rammed a patrol vehicle and then refused to get out of the SUV she was driving.
The tables are turned in the latest Women to Women program when regular host Carol Paz answers questions.
Agency 36 marketing owner, Carson City Quarterly publisher and Carson HorseShoe casino spokeswoman Dana Freund sits down with Paz to peel back the onion layers of life and living in Carson City. Paz discusses books she's read and digested, new friends made and those qualities that make Carson City a special place to call home.
Carson City area casinos report a 1 percent decrease in gaming revenue for the first month of 2014, with overall statewide figures declining nearly 3 percent compared to January 2013 figures, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reports Friday.
Casinos in Carson City and Carson Valley, including Minden, Gardnerville and the Topaz area, took in gaming revenue of $7,268,038 for the month compared to January 2013 which brought $7,342,100.
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is seeking input on a proposal to prepare an Environmental Assessment and issue a Forest Order to require proper food and refuse storage at developed recreation sites on National Forest System lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
South Lake Tahoe, the tight-knit ski community big on Olympic athletes will honor its three USA team members in a city-wide celebration, Saturday, March 15.
Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, who won gold for snowboarding slopestyle and freeskiing halfpipe respectively, and Hannah Teter who placed fourth in snowboarding halfpipe, will be lauded at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.
Another winter storm is moving into the Sierra late tonight with heavy snow expected in the Sierra through Friday, especially south of Highway 50, according to the National Weather Service.
Low pressure will move into the Sierra late Thursday night and Friday bringing a period of rain and snow to western Nevada. The heaviest precipitation will occur in Douglas and southern Lyon counties Friday morning with rain and snow decreasing by the late afternoon.
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 Feb. 27, 2014. As a reminder, the new fishing license year for Nevada begins on March 1.
One of Lake Tahoe's biggest funding mechanisms for clarity and restoration efforts, as well as millions for parks, trails and firefighting efforts in the state, money drawn from the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, is under threat by members of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee.
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid on Wednesday denounced House efforts to gut the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act as part of the Tule Springs legislation mark-up to take place Thursday morning.
A wet weather pattern will bring snow to the Sierra and rain to the western valleys and Carson City beginning Wednesday and persist into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
The first of two storms will arrive late Wednesday afternoon and persist into Thursday morning. Snow amounts of 10 to 18 inches near the crest, 3 to 8 inches at Lake Tahoe level, and 2 to 4 inches along Highway 395 in Mono County will result in slick and hazardous road conditions. For lower valley floors, rain is expected and impacts will be minimal, according to the weather service.
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews are conducting a number of prescribed fire operations Monday in several areas around Lake Tahoe. Carson City dispatch was alerted by concerned residents this afternoon about smoke seen south and west of C Hill. Firefighters confirmed it came from the controlled burns.
Prescribed fire activities are taking place on Spooner Summit on the East Shore, off of Bunker Drive near Tahoe City, on the west side of Highway 89 N near Tahoma, and in the Luther Pass Campground off of Highway 89 S near South Lake Tahoe.
This week's Women to Women guest is Lori Bagwell, owner of Charley's Grilled Subs in the Carson Mall and candidate for Carson City Supervisor Ward 3.
In its third season, Women to Women Nevada is hosted by Carol Paz and is televised on Charter Media every Thursday at 7 pm on Channel 190 (Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Fallon, Lake Tahoe) and 15 (in Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton). Women to Women is also being shown on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 8-8:30pm and on Sundays from 11:30-12 noon. Episodes also appear every Friday on Carson Now.
South Lake Tahoe's Maddie Bowman won gold today in Sochi. She went into the Olympic Freeskiing Halfpipe finals sitting comfortably in third, led all women with an 89 in the finals.
Marie Martinod of France won silver and Ayana Onozuka of Japan won the bronze.
The South Tahoe High graduate, who won the last two XGames in the event, is competing in her first Olympics at age 20. She is now the first woman to ever win a gold medal in the inaugural Olympic Ski Halfpipe.
The Fifth Annual V&T Wine, Cheese and Dessert Train, sponsored by the Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary, will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
The Train departs Carson City Eastgate Depot at 10:00am for a trip through the Comstock to Virginia City and will return to Carson City at 3:00pm. Tickets are $70.00 per person. Ticket includes: Wine, Cheese and Dessert to and from Virginia City, lunch in Virginia City, a shuttle to and from the Virginia City station to Main Street, plus other amenities.
Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living, leaders in skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, announced plans Tuesday to join with Carson Tahoe Health to expand senior care services and offer comprehensive memory care to Carson City residents and their families.
As a first step in the relationship, the organizations will develop a community with 40 units for memory care services on the Carson Tahoe Specialty Medical Center campus. Construction will begin in 2014.
Karen Abowd on Tuesday announced her second run as Carson City Supervisor Ward I, citing her desire to see through many projects currently in process, as well as her commitment to the future of Nevada’s Capital City.
“Carson City has gone through some tough economic times and continues to,” Abowd said. “We have needed to be careful in our planning and how we spend available dollars in order to create sustainable, relevant opportunities that have immediate positive impacts, and build a future we can be proud to leave our children and grandchildren.”
If you were able to stop by the Nevada Department of Wildlife headquarters office in Reno in the early morning hours before the doors open to the public at 8 a.m. you would most likely find Shawn Espinosa, wildlife staff specialist responsible for the Upland Game Program, at his desk.
The same would be true if you poked your head in his door well after closing. After a while you would have to wonder, “Does this guy ever go home?”
On Wednesday, February 19, the Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] will present a talk by artist Julia Schwadron. Her illustrated talk, “You Are Here” is the next in CCAI’s Nevada Neighbors series.
The talk will take place at 7pm at the BRIC, 108 E Proctor St, Carson City. There will be an informal reception for Ms. Schwadron preceding the event at 6:15pm. The presentation and reception are free, and the public is cordially invited.
Heavenly Mountain Resort is protesting portions of the U.S. Forest Service’s 15-year land management plan for Lake Tahoe.
In a letter sent to Forest Service chief Thomas Tidwell, Heavenly claims a plan to restrict future ski-resort development to 200 acres would apply collectively to all four ski resorts in the Tahoe Basin.
The driver of a car collided with the rear end of school bus late Friday morning near the intersection of Highway 50 East and Lompa Lane. The bus didn't have any children inside.
The driver of the car was taken by ambulance to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Dan Lopez. She was issued a citation for the crash. The driver of the bus was not injured.
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews may resume prescribed fires in several locations around the Lake Tahoe Basin beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Prescribed fires are planned in the Luther Pass Campground off of Highway 89 S near South Lake Tahoe, on the west side of Highway 89 N near Tahoma, and in Slaughterhouse Canyon on Lake Tahoe’s East Shore. Prescribed fire crews may continue operations through the weekend, weather, staffing, and conditions permitting. Locations may vary due to changing conditions.
When the Carson City version of Dancing with the Stars spins into action on Saturday, Feb. 22, it will be the product of months of preparation and legwork from more than 10 local celebrity dancers.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife has announced the full implementation of the Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Decal Program, developed more than a year ago to fund prevention efforts against aggressive invasive species, such as quagga and zebra mussels.
Thursday's Women to Women program on Charter Media will feature a very special lady from London, England. She was born, bred and educated quite well for the world of business and customer service. She is the local owner of a popular tea and sandwich shop in the heart of Carson City.
A Lake Tahoe-area man accused of bilking 11 investors out of $3.6 million in a fraudulent scheme to buy a Douglas County golf course has pleaded guilty to 24 federal charges, including wire fraud and money laundering.
A strong Pacific jet stream approaching the west coast will bring periods of gusty winds to the eastern Sierra and western Nevada today through this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
The image on the left shows forecast wind gusts for Wednesday afternoon, with the strongest gusts expected in northeast California, northwest Nevada, and across Reno and Carson City where a Wind Advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m.
Lake Tahoe, CA/NV - The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has launched an online marketplace for property owners, realtors and land banks to use to increase the environmental improvements that come from transferring commonly-traded development rights in the Lake Tahoe region.
The new, online Transfer of Development Rights Exchange allows buyers and sellers to create postings, explains transfer incentives and eligibility requirements, and makes it all viewable on an interactive map. As the TDR Exchange is used more, it will also track market trends.
Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Feb. 12-18, 2014.
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.
Local REALTOR®, Wes Ball, Receives Emeritus Award for 40 Years of Service as a Real Estate Professional in the Association of REALTORS®Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 10:57am
February 10, 2014 – Carson City, NV – Local Carson City resident, Wes Ball, recently received Emeritus status at the National Association of Realtors® 2013 Convention and Expo in San Francisco. He also received recognition from his local chapter, the Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors®, at a recent membership breakfast meeting. This prestigious honor is awarded to real estate professionals who have been a member of the National Association of Realtors® for 40 cumulative years and who have made a valuable and lasting contribution to the real estate community.
Please join us next Saturday, February 15 for the fourth annual PTSA Carson High School Safe Grad - Safe and Sober 5K Run/Walk to be held at the Carson High School Track and Field with the race start time of 10:00am.
You can still register for the race at www.race360.com or at CV Sports on February 12th from 5 to 8pm. Even though online registrations ends on Wednesday, there will be late registration available the day of the race.