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Lyon County denies request for V&T commission funding

Saying Lyon County receives little or no financial benefit from the project, the Lyon County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to reject a request from the Nevada Commission for the Reconstruction of the V&T Railway for funding.
The commission requested Lyon, Storey and Douglas counties and Carson City to contribute funding to the commission’s budget, as stipulated in the enabling legislation that created the V&T Commission.

Outdoors with Don Q: The fall season is a special time of the year

Fall is that time of the year when there are a multitude of all kinds of interesting outdoor activities in this general area of the Far West. Here is a listing of some of the fall activities that might be of interest:

Apple Hill, California.
Basque Festival in Carson City.
Candy Dance in Genoa.
Celtic Celebration in Reno.
Closing of the 2014 fishing seasons at Fort Churchill Cooling Ponds, Hinkson Slough, Hobart Reservoir, Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area, North Pond and Topaz Lake in Nevada.

Polar Express 2014 tickets aboard the historic V&T Railroad now on sale

Tickets for the 2014 season of the Polar Express aboard the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad are now on sale. The perennial holiday favorite all-ages train ride from the frosty Northern Nevada landscape to the North Pole, will run from Nov. 20 to Dec. 22. The hour long V&T diesel train ride includes a keepsake silver bell, hot chocolate and cookies, entertainment and a reading of The Polar Express.

Will this be a historic photo in your lifetime? Open Space Advisory Committee Master Plan Review tonight

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August 18, 2014 - 3:00pm

Have your voice heard at this public meeting regarding you, your family and future generations access and use of the Open Spaces purchased with public dollars or transferred by BLM to the people of Carson City.

Monday, August 18 the Carson City Open Space Advisory Committee will be holding an Open House and Open Space Meeting at the Community Center to address the future of the Carson River corridor properties and approve the rules and regulations for proposed management plan for use and access of the Open Space properties.

Protect your accessory roads and access to the places that make Carson City great

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August 18, 2014 (All day)

Monday, August 18 the Carson City Open Space Advisory Committee will be holding an Open House and Open Space Meeting at the Community Center to address the future of the Carson River corridor properties and approve the rules and regulations for proposed management plan for use and access of the Open Space properties.

V&T 'Ghost Girl' author to speak, sign books at Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City

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August 9, 2014 (All day)

A railroad mystery, Nevada history, a dog and a ghost are the central figures in a new book by author Jan Pierson, set to visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10. The author will sign copies of her book “Ghost Girl in Car No. 9,” the fifth in her series “The Ghostowners,” in the museum store.

Fuji Dog Park to be closed for the NV 150 Fair

The Fuji Dog Park will be closed to the public as a dog park in Carson City during the NV 150 Fair. This will be from Monday, July 28 to Tuesday, August 5.

The park will reopen as the dog park on Wednesday, August 6. The city parks and recreation department notes it regrets any inconvenience this may cause, and during this time the public is encourage you to visit and enjoy one of its many other “dog friendly” park facilities. Those are:

— Long Ranch Park, Longview Way & Waterford Drive. Dogs are allowed on or off-leash in designated areas of the park.

July 4 holiday weekend activities lined up for Carson City and surrounding areas

The July 4 holiday weekend has arrived and there are plenty of activities going on today through the weekend around Carson City.

The Nevada Rural Counties RVSP carnival runs through the weekend at Mills Park. Tonight RSVP will host a spectacular fireworks celebration over Carson City to go along with its 22nd annual holiday carnival.

Wild West Murder Mystery theater train and barbecue aboard historic V&T July 18 and Aug. 15

Hijinks on the Comstock with a twist comes to Carson City this summer with "Where is the Gold?" a Wild West melodrama and murder mystery dinner set aboard a vintage Virginia and Truckee Railroad steam engine train, July 18 and August 15.

"Where is the Gold?" produced by the Brewery Arts Center will entertain with plenty of Comstock legend and lore intertwined with spellbinding whodunit mystery. The audience will be invited to help the cast of characters solve the mystery of who stole the gold, and who is responsible for the death of Mr. Big.

Nevada 150 events planned throughout July

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of July. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held July 1 through July 12.

Nevada railroad museum in Carson City celebrates a July 4 weekend of trains

With all the flavorings of the Old West, the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will showcase several of its trains for the July 4 weekend.

It's living history on the rails when steam locomotives V&T No. 25 and the famous Inyo will operate along with the historic, self-propelled McKeen motor car Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rides will be available behind the 25 and on the McKeen car every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Virginia City prepares for July 4 with parade, Old West celebration on the boardwalk

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July 4, 2014 (All day)

Fourth of July on the Comstock rocks. Virginia City offers one of the region’s longest firework displays. Echoing off Mt. Davidson for nearly 30 minutes, you'll feel the boom in your bones this July 4 as the fireworks soar high above the town and into Six Mile Canyon, making it visible from nearly anywhere in town.

VIDEO: Congressman Mark Amodei eulogizes Marv Teixeira on House Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) provided remarks today on the House Floor on the passing of former Carson City Mayor Marv Teixeira who died June 5, 2014 at his home. He was 79. See the video below.

A celebration of life for Teixeira will be Friday, June 20, 11:30 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 3000 North Lompa Lane in Carson City. A reception will follow at Eagle Valley Golf Course, 3999 Centennial Park Drive in Carson City.

Services for former Carson City Mayor Marv Teixeira will be Friday, June 20

A celebration of life for former Carson City Mayor Marv Teixeira will be Friday, June 20, 11:30 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 3000 North Lompa Lane in Carson City. Teixeira died June 5, 2014. He was 79.

A reception will follow at Eagle Valley Golf Course, 3999 Centennial Park Drive in Carson City.

Former Carson City Mayor Marv Teixeira dies at 79

UPDATE: A celebration of life for former Carson City Mayor Marv Teixeira will be Friday, June 20, 11:30 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 3000 North Lompa Lane in Carson City. Teixeira died June 5, 2014. He was 79.
A reception will follow at Eagle Valley Golf Course, 3999 Centennial Park Drive in Carson City.

Deep Thoughts, Cheap Shots and Bonbons

“We have a fresh start and renewed optimism.” That’s what some are saying, but to me, with the increases in city service fees and the taxes voted in over the past 18 months the actions taken are intriguing and problematic.

Nevada 150 Events Held Throughout June

Many events are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of June. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following are events held June 3 through June 15.

Wild West window seats aboard historic V&T Railroad begin Memorial Day weekend

It is full steam ahead aboard Nevada's premiere window seat into the Wild West with the 2014 season of the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad taking to the rails beginning Memorial Day weekend.

Steam train rides from Carson City to the 1860s boom-era mining town of Virginia City will begin May 24 and extend weekends through Oct. 19. Friday diesel train tours will begin June 20.
 

Carson City veteran of two wars to lead Memorial Day weekend parade in Virginia City

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in historic Virginia City with the annual Celebration of Heroes Parade Saturday, May 24 at noon. Taking place down C Street, the parade honors the memory of those who gave their lives for this country.

Dunn Says Lodging, Room Tax Revenue Up

A $1.2 million Carson City Convention & Visitors Bureau budget for next year cleared another hurdle and $30,000 for V&T Railway bond payments this year also was approved Monday.

Historic McKeen Car to run this weekend at Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City

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May 10, 2014 - 10:00am

The Nevada State Railroad Museum’s historical 1910 McKeen motor car, a National Historic Landmark, will carry passengers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the museum, 2180 S. Carson St. in Carson City.

The McKeen motor car will operate for only four days in 2014; two of those days are this weekend. The event celebrates National Train Day, which is May 10.

This weekend, the McKeen will run every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Rides are $8, $4 kids ages 4-11; free for children younger than 4.

Nevada 150 events planned locally, statewide throughout May

Many events are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of May. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following are events held between May 2 and May 15.

National Train Day at the Nevada Railroad Museum set for May 10

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

To commemorate National Train Day the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will operate and offer rides on May 10 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.

Virginia and Truckee Railroad season begins with annual Mother's Day train to Virginia City

Mothers will be the star passengers Sunday, May 11 on a special edition train ride from Nevada's capital, Carson City to the 1860s boom-era mining town of Virginia City.

Tickets are on sale now for a window seat into Nevada's Old West aboard the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad. The ride features storytelling, history and lore, shopping, a long stem rose for mom, and brunch opportunities in Virginia City.

Virginia and Truckee Railway at mid-century featured at March 20 Carson City lecture

The Carson City Historical Society will present its first "Third Thursday" lecture of 2014 with "The Virginia and Truckee Railway at mid-century and beyond: A personal glimpse," by Steve VanDenburgh.

The March 20, 6 p.m. presentation is at the Business Resource Innovation Center, also known as BRIC, which is a partnership of Carson City Library, Office of Business Development, Building, Engineering, Planning and Business Licensing, located at 108 E. Proctor Street.

V&T Wine, Cheese and Dessert Train set for April 12

Event Date: 
April 12, 2014 - 9:30am

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.

Text of Carson City Mayor's State of the City speech

Read the full text of Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell's State of the City speech, after the jump.

Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau launches new seasonal promotion video

The Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched the first of several video promotions on Youtube.

Produced by THS Visual Production's Todd Simon, who also does video production for the Nevada Commission on Tourism, the 2 minute, 53 second spot is a seasonal highlight of Carson City, said Joel Dunn, executive director of CCCVB.

Train sends Santa off one last time in Carson City today at the Nevada State Railroad Museum

Today is the last railroad run with Santa Claus at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.

The historic and picturesque V&T Railway steam locomotive No. 25 pulls the Santa Train, departing from Carson City’s Wabuska Depot at the corner of Fairview Drive and Carson Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All seats are $3 and children 3 and younger are free. Tickets are available at the depot.

Santa Train at Nevada Railroad Museum delights families Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 14-15

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Santa Claus makes room for lots of children on his express runs at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 14 and 15.

The historic and picturesque V&T Railway steam locomotive No. 25 pulls Santa Train, departing Carson City’s Wabuska Depot at the corner of Fairview Drive and Carson Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All seats are $3 and children 3 and younger are free. Tickets are available at the depot on days the train operates.

Polar Express holiday train aboard V&T Railroad sells-out third straight year

It’s a proven hot ticket to catch a ride from Carson City to the North Pole. For the third year, The Polar Express train aboard the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad has sold out. More than 16,000 passengers secured tickets on the Christmas season-flavored, children's story-inspired holiday passenger train.

Even with the addition of 18 more trains representing 6,500 seats over last year’s 10,000-plus capacity, a 66 percent increase, the train’s popularity continues to grow, V&T officials note.

Polar Express tickets aboard V&T Railroad going fast, seats on four dates remain

With the holiday season just weeks away, THE POLAR EXPRESS train is cannonballing down the fast track, with nearly all tickets aboard the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad sold out.

The Nevada Day 2013 celebration continues all weekend long

As an "Old Timer" who was born and raised in Carson City, the Nevada Day celebration has always been something special in my life.

Through many years of living in Carson City, I have enjoyed many of the activities associated with the celebration of our state's admission to the Union, way back on October 31, 1864.

Carson City man jailed on felony weapon and drug charges

A 41-year-old man with an extensive criminal history in Carson City was arrested Wednesday and faces felony charges of being a felon in possession of a loaded weapon, possession of methamphetamine and prescription drugs. A 25-year-old female passenger with him faces two misdemeanor charges.

Franklin Trevino was stopped for speeding 11:18 p.m. in the area of Saliman and 5th Street. According to the arrest report, officers patrolling paced the Chevy sedan Trevino was driving doing 35 in a 25 mph zone. The vehicle also crossed over and straddled the yellow line for nearly one city block.

Historic steam train rides this weekend in Carson City at Nevada Railroad Museum

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will offer a special run of the famous V&T Steam Locomotive No. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13.

Normally operated only on summer holiday weekends and for Santa Train, the historic and picturesque locomotive will pull the train, giving visitors a rare opportunity to ride the rails and photograph the equipment in fall splendor.

Special steam train event planned for Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson

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October 12, 2013 - 10:00am

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will offer a special run of the famous V&T Steam Locomotive No. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13. Normally operated only on summer holiday weekends and for Santa Train, the historic and picturesque locomotive will pull the train, giving visitors a rare opportunity to ride the rails and photograph the equipment in fall splendor.

Empowered Lives Through the Cancer Journey Fundraiser - Spirit Train

Event Date: 
October 19, 2013 - 5:00pm

Empowered Lives Through the Cancer Journey Fundraiser Event - Spirit Train V & T Railroad "F" St. Train Depot Virginia City Evening of Fun ! Night includes a train ride, music, beer, wine, appetizers, silent auction, raffle, costume contest, MUST BE 21 or older to attend $55.00 per individual or $100.00 for 2 For tickets or more information contact Crystal Lopez @ (775) 883-3336 or email crystal@sierracancer,com

ALL PROCEEDS goes directly to helping local cancer patients & their caregivers

It's Your City with Candy Duncan of the V&T Railway discusses the season and upcoming Polar Express

V&T Railway's Candy Duncan is this week's guest on It's Your City. Candy discusses the train from Carson City to Virginia City that has hosted more than 10,000 rides this season. She also discusses the popular Polar Express trains set to fire up during the holiday season. Candy is joined by a special guest from the North Pole. For tickets go to www.vtrailway.com.

Local nonprofit Ventana Sierra to host Monster Ball fundraiser

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October 26, 2013 - 8:00pm

Ventana Sierra, who is a local non-profit who helps homeless and aged out foster kids with housing and college tuition, is hosting a Monster Ball as their major fall fundraiser.

The event will be held at the Plaza Hotel confrence room on October 26th from 8 PM to Midnight, and is for adults ages eighteen and over.

There will be a live DJ, costume contest, food, games and prizes, and much more. Tickets are on sale now for $25.00 and are being sold at V&T Pet Clinic at 2230 South Carson Street.If you have questions about this event, please call 775-384-2290.

V&T Halloween Spirit Train: A fundraiser to help cancer patients and their caregivers

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October 19, 2013 - 5:00pm

Take part in a special evening of historic trains, spirits (beer, wine), music, and special treats for adults 21 years of age and older to help local cancer patients and their caregivers.

The non-profit foundation, Empowered Lives through the Cancer Journey, housed at the Sierra Nevada Cancer Center, is hosting this adults-only fundraising event – an evening of Halloween fun and gaiety. The event is scheduled for October 19, 2013 at 5 p.m., at the V&T Railroad, F Street Station in Virginia City.

Polar Express Carson City holiday train tickets on sale now

Returning with more rides and seat options for its third season after two consecutive years of sold-out tours, tickets to the Carson City Polar Express aboard the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad are on sale now for the 2013 holiday season.

With just 30 trains in the U.S. that travel to the North Pole, the Polar Express aboard the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad has captured the hearts, minds and imaginations of children, their parents and grandparents making the train tour into a holiday tradition for Carson City area families.

Historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad adds two 'Toast of the Canyon' tours to season

Date night takes a trip back in time Saturdays on the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad “Toast of the Canyon” route. Wine and appetizers are served aboard the round trip historic steam engine excursion through the Carson River Canyon, Sept. 7 and Oct. 5.

Discounted V&T Railroad fare offered in August to Nevada residents

Nevada residents receive 25 percent off a round trip train fare on the historic V&T Railroad in August. The discount is good for adult, child and senior/veteran fares for the Sunday 10 a.m. steam engine departures. (Twenty-five percent discount with online ticket purchases by using the code: NEVADA).

Motorcyclist injured after Highway 50 crash near Dayton Hill

A motorcycle crash on Highway 50 near Mound House late Thursday morning sent a Carson City man to the hospital via Care Flight, the Nevada Highway Patrol reports.

The crash happened at 11:45 a.m. near Dayton Hill around mile marker 4 east of Carson City, said NHP Trooper Barbara Stapleton. The motorcycle rider, David Reed, 44, of Carson City rear-ended a 1999 Subaru driven by a 59-year-old Dayton woman.

Kids ride historic V&T trains for free Fridays through summer

On track with summer vacation, the historic V&T Railroad now offers adventure-seeking children 12 and under the chance to climb aboard and ride a diesel train for free every Friday through summer.

Service today for Nevada advocate for elderly, former Carson City Supervisor Janice Ayres

UPDATE: A funeral service for Janice R. Ayres, a longtime Carson City resident and champion for the elderly and disabled in Nevada, will be held today, Friday, in Carson City at the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of Musser and Division streets.

A gathering for family and friends of Ayres will follow at Cafe at Adele's, 1112 North Carson Street.

Ayres was 92 when she died May 27, 2013.

Nevada advocate for elderly, former Carson City Supervisor Janice Ayres dies

Janice R. Ayres, a tireless advocate for the elderly and the disabled, an unshakable Democrat and former member of the Carson City Board of Supervisors died Monday morning at Carson Tahoe Hospital after battling cancer. She was 92.

Ayres was the executive director of the Nevada Rural Counties RSVP Program, a position she held since 1979. RSVP Board member Charlie Abowd confirmed her passing and said directors will meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss arrangements.

V&T steams up for season

The summer season for the V&T Railroad opened Saturday with nearly 190 excited people boarding three historic passenger cars lined up behind the V&T No. 18 steam engine.

Ride the rails into history, V&T season begins this weekend

History fills every rivet, trestle, whistle blow and clatter of the tracks. On Memorial Day Weekend passengers can take a journey more than 150 years old and join the ghosts of miners, gamblers, persons of ill-repute and politicians on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad.

Children's choir gives voice to historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad season

A 60-second radio spot sung by the Sierra Nevada Children's Choir will be used as part of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad 2013 advertising campaign.

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