Submitted by editor on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 1:49pm
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.
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 12:32pm
Submitted by editor on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:47pm
After 24 years as the smiling face that greets clients and visitors to Lumos & Associates' Carson City office, Diane Osborne is leaving the firm.
"All our Carson Office clients know Di, and she remembers almost all of their names, whether they come up to her desk or call on the phone." Said Lumos Carson Office Principal, Mike Bennett. "She made me feel welcome here when I first started with the firm 17 years ago."
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sun, 06/16/2013 - 8:36pm
A portion of the Carson City Freeway will be closed Monday beginning at 8 p.m. and running through 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, city officials said.
The Carson City Freeway will be closed from the U.S. Highway 50 East/William Street interchange to the Fairview Drive interchange because of maintenance.
Detours will be signed routing southbound freeway traffic west on William Street and south on to Carson Street. If necessary, the freeway will be closed Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, during the same hours, until the project is complete.
In other road maintenance news:
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sun, 06/16/2013 - 1:30am
CARSON CITY — Open dead-tree firewood cutting areas in Hope Valley and Leviathan and Poor Boy begins Monday, The Carson Ranger District and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest announced.
Meanwhile, live-tree cutting areas will open on July 15. Areas include Beagle (Dog Valley area), Scotts Lake (south of Woodfords, Calif), and Thomas Creek Canyon (off of Mt. Rose Highway).
In the live-tree cutting areas, only designated trees may be cut and slash must be piled. Designated trees are described on the live-tree cutting area maps.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sat, 06/15/2013 - 7:14pm
High octane throttle therapy, chrome and the roar of motorcycles, hot rods, trucks and old car classics will highlight Carson City downtown during Legends of the West Bike and Car Fest, June 21-22.
This jubilee celebrates all things that make the open road a call to the wild side, showcasing incredible hot rods, classic cars, and plenty of motorcycles. Activities feature live entertainment, a Show and Shine, raffles, expanded cruise parade, breakfast, awards, and plenty of dining, hydration and refreshment opportunities.
Submitted by newsroom on Sat, 06/15/2013 - 9:58am
The Beech Boys Formation Flyers, performing at the Carson City airport open house, took flight Friday on a practice run with CarsonNOW.org and cameraman Steve Mitchell of eMedia Studios. Experience raw flight footage and scenic Carson City and Washoe Lake vistas in formation! Sit in the copilot seat, view the action from the camera plane, and share the excitement with pilots Colin Aro, Christian Goetze, John Tate, Bruce Wold, and Wolfgang Polak in formation... fly'in the skies of Carson CIty.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 5:24pm
With Flag Day ceremonies across the state and throughout the nation, the Carson City Elks Lodge No. 2177, in partnership with the Carson City Emblem Club. 507, celebrated its annual American Flag Day ceremony Friday. Guests were given a historical presentation of the flag and its importance as the symbol of our country.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 2:52pm
In the second of a two-part Women to Women Nevada interview, Jennifer Bailey, a teacher and librarian at Riverview Elementary School in Dayton, talks candidly with host Carol Paz about her battle with cancer.
Bailey has dealt with cancer for 12 years, five of those with stage 4. Bailey tells how she works, raises a family and keeps a positive outlook on life with focus, positivity and confidence. See the first part of the interview here.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 12:18pm
Live at The MontBleu Outdoor Event Center
Doors at 1:00pm
Event Date:June 29, 2013 (All day)
2nd Annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival, Featuring: SOJA, Alpha Blondy, Passafire, Stick Figure, Tomorrow’s Bad Seed, Island of Black & White.
Live at The MontBleu Outdoor Event Center
Saturday, June 29
Tickets: $40 GA (Plus Tax & Fees)
PUBLIC ON SALE: FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
All General Admission shows are on first come first serve basis.
Doors at 1:00pm
Tickets are also available at the MontBleu Box Office or by calling 1-888-829-7630
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 11:02am
With April unemployment stats showing more Carson City residents finding employment following statewide recessionary woes from 2008 to 2011, the hope of more hiring opportunities will be in the spotlight today, Friday, at a second Carson City job fair.
Around 50 employers will be on hand from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center. Among the employers will be those representing area casinos, local manufacturers, home health, home improvement outlets, department stores, retail, banking, staffing agencies and restaurants.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 10:16am
Two men were arrested early Friday morning in the 1800 block of Long Street in Carson City and face multiple charges, including battery on police officers and resisting arrest. A 20-year-old Carson City man later told officers both had been under the influence of LSD and marijuana.
According to the arrest report, deputies were dispatched to the area of 1800 East Long Street late Thursday night after reports came in of a man screaming and stating he had a bloody nose.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 4:20pm
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 10:38am
Tickets are still available for the capital city's premiere summer event, the 20th annual Taste of DownTown Carson City, which returns Saturday with a feast for foodies that stretches 13 blocks.
More than 40 restaurants and ten live bands are on tap for this favorite Northern Nevada event to benefit Advocates to End Domestic Violence.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 3:50pm
Event Date:June 29, 2013 - 10:00am
Food For Thought seeks service groups or individuals to help with their Saddle Up For Kids Carnival on June 29.
They are in need of service groups/organizations/individuals to run carnival game booths. The booths run from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, June 29 at Mills Park and they need afternoon help from 1:30-5:30. They are also in need of help to teardown from 5-6:30.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 3:45pm
Event Date:June 15, 2013 - 9:00pm
Come and join DoubleShot Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, for a rocking good time at the Carson Station Hotel Casino beginning at 9 p.m.
Doubleshot is a rock n' roll band that plays a blend of classic and contemporary rock. From early U.F.O. to 3 Doors Down and everything in between. The band formed in 2008 and has well over 50 years of combined experience playing all the local venues.
Submitted by Don Quilici on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:48pm
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 June 12-19.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 4:47pm
New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins will lead a Meet the Authors dessert and wine reception in Carson City on Friday, June 14 from 6:30 to 9 pm in the Carson Nugget Community Hall in the Aspen Building on the Western Nevada College Campus.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sat, 06/08/2013 - 12:45pm
The Kiwanis Club of Carson City helped the Carson City Library host the Summer Reading Program Pancake Breakfast Kick-Off on Saturday.
Carson City Library's annual Summer Reading Program Pancake Breakfast Kick-Off offered sign-ups and kids ages 2 to 17 received a free goodie bag.
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 5:22pm
by ALEX POMPLIANO Here’s one bill that didn’t stir up much controversy during the legislative session and, well, why would it? Gov. Brian Sandoval signed AB24 on Friday, which “makes various changes to Nevadan license plates”. What changes exactly? Nevadan drivers can now represent...
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 2:18am
June 8, 2013 - 8:00am
Summer beach reading favorites and a Saturday morning Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast are on tap beginning today at the Friends of the Carson City Library's Bargain Blast Book Bonanza.
All adult hardcover books will be 50 cents each and paperbacks will be 25 cents. The sale will be at the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop Street, today, Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 1:13am
This week's Women to Women Nevada guest is Jennifer Bailey, a teacher and librarian at Riverview Elementary School in Dayton. Bailey has been battling cancer for 12 years, five of those years with stage 4. Bailey tells host Carol Paz how she works, raises a family and keeps a positive outlook on life with focus, positivity and confidence.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 11:56pm
The Sierra region’s own literary stars will be shining at the Ventana Sierra Advanced Writing Workshop Friday-Sunday, June 14-16, at Western Nevada College in Carson City.
New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins is the keynote speaker and the architect of the event, designed to help writers of all genres and skill levels to be successful. All proceeds benefit Ventana Sierra Youth Housing and Resource Initiative, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit foundation created by Hopkins to provide housing and resources to local youth.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 8:52am
Unseasonably hot temperatures, more characteristic of July, will prevail through the weekend with high temperatures near or exceeding records, the National Weather Service reports. Today's forecast high for Carson City is 95. The record, set back in 1926, was 96.
A few records are possible today with more widespread records Friday into the weekend as high pressure builds across the region. The forecast high for Carson City on Friday and Saturday is 99.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:19pm
Event Date:June 14, 2013 - 7:00pm
Former students of the historic Stewart Indian School will be honored at a special recognition ceremony as part of the 2013 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow in Carson City June 14-16.
Hosted in partnership with the Nevada Indian Commission and the Stewart Alumni, the annual powwow includes quality Native American arts and crafts vendors and is also a time for alumni, former employees, families and friends to gather at the former campus.
Submitted by Don Quilici on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 10:36am
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 June 5-11.
Don't forget, Saturday, June 8, is Nevada’s Free Fishing Day where you can fish anywhere you want, and not need a Nevada fishing license, Nevada Trout Stamp or a Nevada Second Rod Stamp. Go here to learn more and what to expect fishing the Silver State.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 2:56pm
June 7, 2013 - 7:30am
Carson City Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski will hold monthly “Breakfast with Brad” meetings with local residents on the first Friday of each month at the Cracker Box restaurant. The first breakfast will be this Friday, June 7, 7:30 a.m.
Any Carson City resident is invited to sit down with Bonkowski and enjoy a cup of coffee and talk about the issues they feel are most important. Bonkowski says it’s important for him to hear directly from his constituents.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:40pm
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 1:32pm
Four Carson City men and one woman were arrested and face multiple charges after law officers were assaulted when they attempted to break up a loud baby shower party Saturday night.
The Nevada Highway Patrol and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was called in as backup as the party in the 1700 block of North Curry Street grew out of control, with three known gang members pushing, shoving and threatening officers.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 9:18am
Repeats every day until Sat Jun 22 2013 .June 21, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event Date:June 22, 2013 - 7:00pm
Naughty, but hilarious comedy skits and music from vaudeville and burlesque will be presented in "A Handful Of Nickels " at 7pm on Friday, June 21 and 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, June 22 at historic Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.
The show features musician/actor Larry Elliott, who has appeared on 'Days of Our Lives’ and in the Oscar nominated movie "The Cooler" with William H. Macy. Multi-talented Larry plays guitar, piano, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and harmonica, but not all at the same time!
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sun, 06/02/2013 - 2:18pm
June 14, 2013 - 7:30pm
Harpist Jeremy Keppelmann will perform in the historic Ballroom of the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City on Friday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the recital, sponsored by the Carson City Symphony Association and the Brewery Arts Center, is $10 for adults, and $5 for youth age 12 and under. Tickets are available at www.breweryarts.org, (775) 883-1976, and at the door.
Submitted by editor on Sun, 06/02/2013 - 8:53am
Here is the Carson City road construction and maintenance report beginning Monday through June 9.
Due to continued construction of the Carson City Freeway project, Snyder Avenue is closed between E. Roland Street and Center Drive. Center Drive and Silver Sage Drive are also closed south of Appion Way. Bennett Avenue is closed between Ponderosa Drive and Bigelow Drive.
Beginning Monday, June 3, Bigelow Drive will be permanently closed between Roland Street and Bennett Avenue. Detours will be signed.
Submitted by editor on Sat, 06/01/2013 - 12:57pm
Sen. Joyce Woodhouse, D-Las Vegas, flew home to Las Vegas late Friday to be with her husband, who is gravely ill with liver cancer, throwing control of the Senate into question in the final days of the legislative session.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 9:51pm
Two future Major League Baseball Hall of Famers — Chipper Jones and Iván Rodríguez — are the latest to join the field of 80 sports legends and entertainment celebrities at the 24th annual American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe South, July 16-21.
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 3:58pm
Submitted by Nevada Media Alliance on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 12:06pm
CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed his first bill of the 2013 Nevada legislative session Friday.
Sandoval said in his veto message that Senate Bill 180 goes “too far by exposing employers to a wide range of damages and fees.”
The rejected bill was a Democratic-backed attempt to require courts to award damages, lost wages, benefits, costs and attorney’s fees to workers who win employment discrimination suits.
The existing law limits the amount awarded to employment discrimination suits to just two years of lost wages and actual damages.
Submitted by Don Quilici on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 8:26am
One of the derbies is the Lake Davis (California) Spring Fishing Derby which will be held on Saturday, June 15.
If you are a serious fisherman and are interested in winning some money, be advised that there are not one, but two fishing derbies coming up in the very near future in this area.
One of the derbies is the Lake Davis (California) Spring Fishing Derby which will be held on Saturday, June 15.
The other one is a "Wide Open" Derby which will be held at Topaz Lake on Saturday-Sunday, June 15-16.
If you're interested, here is some information on both derbies:
Lake Davis Spring Fishing Derby:
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 8:54am
In the U10 girls softball 2nd/3rd place playoff game at Edmonds Field on Tuesday night, the the Carson Jeep Dodge Chrysler, Inc. Dirty dominated the Michael Hohl Motor Co./Shawn Nolan Painting Dirt Divas with a 15-2 victory. The Dirty Dozen earned a shot at the 1st place Ameriwade.com Krushinators in the title game scheduled Friday, May 31st at 6pm.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:22pm
Event Date:June 27, 2013 - 5:00pm
Las Vegas artist Matthew Couper is the most recent artist to be displayed at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery in Carson City beginning June 3. Couper came from New Zealand to explore periods of Western art history. Through what he calls painterly investigations, he said, he has discovered that history often repeats. In the series, Valley of The Dry Bones, Couper uses the established Spanish Colonial narrative traditions to discuss the space between myth, religion and art politics. The Arts Council will host an artist talk at 6:30 p.m. and a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 1:30am
June 14, 2013 (All day)
Tradition, legacy and Native American culture will once again shine with brilliant colors and graceful dance Father's Day weekend in Carson City.
The annual Father's Day Powwow at Stewart Indian School draws a number of quality American Indian arts and crafts vendors, and is also a time for alumni, former employees and their families and friends to gather at the former campus at 5500 Snyder Avenue in Carson City.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sun, 05/26/2013 - 11:54pm
Raley's, Bel-Air and Nob Hill stores are offering discounted tickets to the 24th annual American Century Championship, the celebrity and sports star golf tournament at Lake Tahoe, July 16-21.
The tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course at Lake Tahoe's south shore, features match-ups of sports legends and Hollywood stars such as Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Aaron Rodgers, Jerry Rice and Ray Romano. Newcomers this year will include former MLB superstars Chipper Jones and Pudge Rodriguez; Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Sun, 05/26/2013 - 4:56pm
Event Date:July 12, 2013 - 7:00pm
The Wild West returns to Virginia City on Friday, July 12th. See the early days of Nevada through the eyes of Eilley Bowers – famous “Queen of the Comstock” and Julia Bulette – Virginia City’s most beloved “working girl”. With their dislike for one another, the comedy and the drama will unfold for you on the stage of Virginia City’s Historic Piper’s Opera House.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Sun, 05/26/2013 - 4:47pm
As the Carson Girls Softball season heads into the final week, the Michael Hohl Motor Co./Shawn Nolan Painting Dirt Divas beat the CarsonTahoe Marine/Safe-At-Home Pet Sitting Royal Crush by a score of 19-11.