Nevada Guard assisting with repairs in flood damage in Clark County

September 17, 2014 — 

Nevada Guard Soldiers are on the scene at the Moapa Band of Paiutes reservation where recent flooding damaged an earthen dam and

levee, threatening the community there.

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Reno Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War receives award

September 17, 2014 — 

The William Passmore Carlin Camp 25 of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) based in Reno has received the national Abraham Lincoln Commander-in-Chief Award as the most outstanding camp from SUVCW National Commander Ken Freshley.

The 20-member Carlin Camp 25 received the national recognition for its activities over the past two years in supporting the memory of Union Soldiers in the Civil War, “the Boys in Blue.” Those activities included an event in Virginia City celebrating the 150th anniversary of the organization of the 1st Nevada Cavalry and Infantry; marking the grave and recognizing an unheralded recipient of the Medal of Honor in the Elko cemetery, and a similar current project for another Medal of Honor recipient in the Fernley cemetery; annual educational displays of Civil War artifacts from both Union and Confederate sources, as well as artifacts from the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) founded in 1866 by Union veterans. Members of the camp have also participated in various events and parades in Civil War attire, and are continuing to document the graves of Union veterans throughout Nevada and the Eastern California region, among other activities.

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RSVP’s volunteer connection

September 13, 2014 — 

This continues RSVP’s column of volunteer opportunities. For details or to sign up for any of these opportunities, call Lauren at 775-687-4680, ext. 6. Do not call agencies directly, as they cannot process your application to volunteer.

RSVP is seeking a data entry volunteer to join its Carson City team. Sought is an individual who has a strong background in working with Excel spreadsheets and databases. This is a challenging and rewarding volunteer opportunity. This person will be given important assignments that require attention to detail and must be able to meet time sensitive deadlines. If you are interested volunteering with RSVP, contact Lauren Jones at (775) 687-4680 Ext. 6.

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Education Achievements: Dayton student honored for excellence

September 13, 2014 — 

Caitlin Williams, a student at Dayton Intermediate School, was recognized as a student of excellence by the United States Achievement Academy and was named to the honor roll.

The academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.

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Cheers & Kudos: Friends of the Nevada State Museum host success murder mystery dinner

September 13, 2014 — 

Only in Nevada, specifically Carson City. We have friends out of state that cannot believe the Governor’s Mansion has a room available for public functions. But in Carson City we have the unique privilege of using the mansion for special events. We had such an event last Saturday.

The Friends of the Nevada State Museum, a nonprofit group that supports the State Museum, hosted a murder mystery dinner in the Nevada Room. The event was a great success, thanks to the support of our local community. We were overwhelmed by the support provided by the staff at the mansion.

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Photo contest winner

September 13, 2014 — 

The winner of Visit Carson City’s Beat the Heat photo contest was 4-year-old Everett Hogan with his photo at the waterfalls in Kings Canyon.

The contest was held through July and August on Facebook, and the winner was decided by whichever photo received the most “likes.”

Hogan’s prizes include a fully-hosted Nevada Day weekend experience in Carson City, dinner for two, free tickets to Nevada Day events, a place of honor on the Visit Carson City Nevada Day parade float, and regional and national recognition as the winning photographer.

For information about the next Visit Carson City photo contest, go to

Cheers & Kudos: Thank you for helping FISH in time of need

September 13, 2014 — 

During these past months of June through September, the food bank at FISH has experienced an extreme slowdown in the amount of food coming in for distribution to families in need.

Our major food drives are typically in May and October. Even though the amount of food coming in slows down, the demand for food to help the families in our community remains consistently high.

So the food bank at FISH would like to take this opportunity to thank the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also all the folks involved with the 5th Annual Interfaith Picnic, and Nick Bowler from the Boy Scouts of America Troop 16 who chose to do a food drive for FISH as his community project to earn his Eagle Scout designation.

It is the support from organizations and individuals like these that help us serve the needs of our community. For that reason, we wanted to take this opportunity to publicly say, thank you!

Jim Peckham

FISH executive director

Carson City birth announcements for Sept. 3-9, 2014

September 13, 2014 — 

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center:

To Tiffaney Elliott and Shawn Hanratty of Carson City, a son, Landyn Michael Hanratty, born Sept. 3, 2014, weighing 8 pounds and one ounce.

To Teddi Jacobson and Kenneth Nelson of Carson City, a son, Braxton Michael Nelson, born Sept. 3, 2014, weighing 6 pounds and 15 ounces.

To Lauren and Brent Reins of Carson City, a daughter, Finley Violet Reins, born Sept. 3, 2014, weighing 8 pounds and 4 ounces.

To Crystal Woodbury and Drew Arigoni of Gardnerville, a son, Lucas Aldon Arigoni, born Sept. 4, 2014, weighing 9 pounds and 4 ounces.

To Jamie Carrigan and James Hardie Jr. of Carson City, a son, Bruce Daniel Hardie, born Sept. 5, 2014, weighing 4 pounds and 8 ounces.

To Jamie Carrigan and James Hardie Jr. of Carson City, a daughter, Willow Annmarie Hardie, born Sept. 5, 2014, weighing 4 pounds and 7 ounces.

To Amy and John Sheridan of Gardnerville, a son, Kellan Robert Sheridan, born Sept. 5, 2014, weighing 6 pounds and 4 ounces.

To Jaspreet and Gursharan Gill of Carson City, a daughter, Navneet Kaur Gill, born Sept. 6, 2014, weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces.

To Angela Dennis and Ryan Van Gorder of Gardnerville, a son, Austin Mark Van Gorder, born Sept. 8, 2014, weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces.

To Renee and Eric Eich of Dayton, a daughter, Tatum Colleen Eich, born Sept. 9, 2014, weighing 6 pounds and 12 ounces.

Renown Regional Medical Center:

To Johnie N. Shadden and Dustin B. Cooper of Yerington, a daughter, born Sept. 2, 2014.

To Mara A. Phillips and Cameron C. Tolliver of Silver Springs, a daughter, born Sept. 3, 2014.

To Jestine A. Mabry and Thomas R. Brown of Dayton, a daughter, born Sept. 5, 2014.

Eagle Valley Middle School thanks first responders

September 13, 2014 — 

Eagle Valley Middle School students and teachers spent their spare time baking sugar cookies and delivering them to Carson City first responders; police and sheriff, fire, highway patrol and national guard stations and posts. This was the 10th year for the middle school to say thanks to all of the brave men and women in our city who keep us safe.

Greenhouse Garden Center hosting workshops next two Saturdays

September 9, 2014 — 

David Ruf is hosting two workshops this month at Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St.

A session about autumn container planting at 1 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $10, which includes soil and fertilizer for container plantings. Attendees are invited to bring their own container or buy one at the event, along with a selection of plant material.

Fall Bulbs for Spring Color will be at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20. The event will cover planting spring blooms, such as tulips, daffodils, alliums and corcus. Admission is free.

For more information, or to make reservations for the autumn container planting workshop, call 775-882-8600.

Dayton Community Center hosting free diabetes classes

September 9, 2014 — 

Tammy Sutton and Jocelyn Lozano, certified community health advocates with Healthy Communities Coalition, will teach a free series of classes about diabetes self management from 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays starting this week through Oct. 17 at Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St. Classes began on Sept. 5, but space is available for new registrants.

The course is available in English and Spanish. It was developed at Stanford University and offers anyone living with diabetes, or anyone living with or caring for someone with diabetes, the tools and skills to successfully manage their condition. Topics covered include: healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, meal planning, working with health care providers and reading food labels.

To sign up, call Tammy at 775-301-8543.

Carson City Emblem Club hosting two annual events

September 9, 2014 — 

The ladies of the Carson City Emblem Club #507 are hosting their annual rummage sale and bowling tournament.

The rummage sale offers items ranging from toys to jewelry and will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday at Carson City Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St.

Proceeds benefit the Western Nevada College nursing scholarship and other local charities. For information, call Cindy Byington at 775-882-2867.

Everyone is welcome at the annual Carson City Emblem Club #507 Bowling Tournament at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Gold Dust West’s bowling center.

Teams or individuals can participate. The cost is $15 per person for three games. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners, and there will also be raffle prizes, including gift baskets and donations from local merchants.

Proceeds benefit local charities. Sign-up sheets are available at the bowling center, the Elks Lodge or from any Emblem Club member. For more information, call Linda Wilson at 775-246-1543.

Clean energy competition open to Carson City, Lyon, Douglas, Storey high school students

September 8, 2014 — 

Stronger Economies Together Energy Group, in cooperation with the Governor’s Office of Energy, is seeking video entries that are made by high school students and highlight clean energy projects. Advance registration is requested by Friday with YouTube video submissions due Oct. 17.

The contest is open to all high school students, working individually or in teams, in grades 8-11 as of May of this year in the following counties: Carson City, Storey, Churchill, Lyon, Douglas, Pershing, Mineral, Humboldt, and rural Washoe County.

Categories include: 1. Residential; 2. Agriculture; 3. Industrial; 4. Small Commercial; and 5. Government and Municipalities. A $1,000 prize will be awarded to the winner of each of the five categories.

Students are asked to gear videos for the primary target audience — an investor looking to bring a business and jobs to the community and share with the audience how the community can support jobs in the field of clean energy. Videos should provide all the pertinent details and should not be more than 5 minutes.

To submit intent to participate, email full name, project name, location and brief summary to by Friday. Upload videos to YouTube and email the link to: markh@technical-designs.comby by Oct. 17.

SET Energy Group is available to coordinate any resources necessary to produce the projects. Participants and projects will be posted on the Facebook group page. Internships will be available in the areas of engineering, media and accounting for winning participants.

Winners will be announced on Nevada Day and will be hosted on the SET Energy Workgroup Facebook page. For more information, go to or, or call 775-784-7070.

TOCCATA presents 9/11 memorial concert

August 27, 2014 — 

Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will begin the Carson Valley Arts Council’s 2014-2015 concert series with a performance that commemorates the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, in the sanctuary of Saint Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville.

The concert will open with Faure’s solemn symphonic-choral masterpiece, Requiem, with soloists Anna Helwing and Joy Strotz, sopranos, and Stuart Duke, baritone; and will include the 60-voice Tahoe Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

The Requiem will be followed by Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Fantasy for piano and orchestra. Pianist Ann LaRose will join TOCCATA for this series.

The concert will conclude with famed violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn performing Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35, on the legendary Red Stradivarius Violin.

Maestro James Rawie, TOCCATA’s Founder and Artistic Director, will conduct all performances. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 in advance and $28 at the door. Students and children are admitted for $5. For tickets, go to or the CVAC office, or call 775-782-8207.

Riverview Citizens of the Month

April 14, 2013 — 

Riverview Elementary School’s Citizens of the Month for February are:

Noah Montero-Childress, Brianna Berg, Dontae Young, Danika Presswood, Travis Gardner, Melanie Avila-Espinoza, Isaiah Rico, Sierra Pontes, Amanda Pacheco Cibrian, Adrian Garcia, Hailey Booth, Jay Parsons, Kendra Gardner, Annalise Troolines, Kanyon Petty, Haley Wilson, Natalie Waggoner, Alberto Vega-Blanco, Robert Foxon, Haylea Strickler, Chloe Minton, Jayce Hawkins, Amanda Woitas, Josiah Velasquez, Kasandra Roach, Noah Velasquez.

Births for Sunday, April 14, 2013

April 14, 2013 — 

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

• To Leslie and Gary Campbell of Gardnerville, a son, Ty Jensen Campbell, born April 2, 2013, weighing 8 pounds and 2 ounces.

• To Tawny Compton and Ryan Draucker of Carson City, a son, Daimen Carter Draucker, born April 2, 2013, weighing 8 pounds and 5 ounces.

• To Hollie and Timothy Rose of Minden, a son, Parker William Rose, born April 2, 2013, weighing 8 pounds and 12 ounces.

• To Sofia Giovannoni of Carson City, a daughter, Adrianna Rose Giovannoni, born April 3, 2013, weighing 6 pounds and 13 ounces.

• To Lesleigh and Steven Calcaterra of Carson City, a son, Colton Michael-Lawrence Calcaterra, born April 5, 2013, weighing 8 pounds and 2 ounces.

• To Brittany and Matthew Deems of Fallon, a daughter, Lexi Nicole Deems, born April 5, 2013, weighing 8 pounds and one ounce.

• To Meagan Turkington and Daniel Crawford of Gardnerville, a daughter, McKenna Lee Crawford, born April 5, 2013, weighing 7 pounds and 2 ounces.

Renown Regional Medical Center

• To Kelsey M. and James A. Till of Fernley, a son, born April 3, 2013.

• To Kristin A. Sickler and Sean M. Ivie of Gardnerville, a daughter, born April 7, 2013.

• To Sheri M. Albrecht of Carson City, a son, born April 8, 2013.

• To Georgina E. Del Toro-Fregoso and Jesus S. Hernandez of Carson City, a daughter, born April 8, 2013.

Simms, Mikami to marry in May

April 14, 2013 — 

John and Karen Simms, together with Craig and Sherri Mikami, announce the engagement of their children, Tyler Simms and Kimi Mikami. Simms and Mikami will marry on May 18, 2013, in the Bountiful Temple in Bountiful, Utah.

Simms is a 2009 graduate of Carson High School and is enrolled at Brigham Young University with a major in political science.

Mikami is a 2008 graduate of Bonneville High School in Ogden, Utah, and is enrolled at Brigham Young University with a major in health education.

The couple met while serving missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Greater Kentucky-Louisville Mission.

Kain, Hennessey to wed in August in Carson City

April 14, 2013 — 

Michele Erica Kain and Brenden Thomas Hennessey are engaged to be married Aug. 3, 2013, at First United Methodist Church of Carson City.

The Rev. Rob Jennings-Teats will officiate.

Kain is the daughter of Carla Kain of Carson City and is a 2004 graduate of Carson High School.

Hennessey is the son of Peter and Ellen Hennessey of Carson City. He is a 2004 graduate of Sterne School in San Francisco and a 2008 graduate of City College of San Francisco with an Associate of Arts degree in graphic design.


April 9, 2013 — 

The following births occurred at Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

March 11, 2013

A girl, Roo Autumn Graf to Alexsandrea L. Hooper and Leevi T. Graf weighing 2 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches.

March 12, 2013

A girl, Nora Lucille Minor to Brooke Martinez and John Minor weighing 9 pounds 4 ounces and measuring 20 inches.

A boy, Thomas Anthony Shane Amaral to Christal (Chandler) Amaral and Anthony Amaral weighing 7 pounds 4 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches.

A boy, Leland Lorenso Baxter to Amber Baxter weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches.

March 13, 2013

A girl, Cynorah Joleen Mitchell to Tia Wilson and Gregory Mitchell weighing 7 pounds 14 ounces and measuring 20 inches.

A boy, Jacob Edward Nelms to Tanya and Jason Nelms weighing 5 pounds 13 ounces and measuring 19 ½ inches.

A girl, Andrea Irene Rasas to Celia Quintanilla and Francisco Rosas weighing 6 pounds 12 ounces and measuring 19 inches.

A girl, Chanler Delanie Meyering to Brittany and Russel Meyering weighing 7 pounds 13 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches.

March 14, 2013

A girl, Payton Amari Crawley to Dinatria and Damien Crawley weighing 9 pounds and 8 ounces 21 ¼ inches.

March 15, 2013

A boy, Jose Manuel Ruiz Jr. to Brandi Silva and Jose Ruiz weighing 7 pounds and measuring 19 ¾ inches.

A boy, Blake Wilson Boney to Torrie and James Boney weighing 8 pounds 10 ounces and measuring 21 inches.

March 18, 2013

A girl, Mariyah Ann Hunt to Anna Mcclain and Shane Hunt weighing 6 pounds 15 ounces and measuring 7 ½ inches.

March 25, 2013

A girl, Paisley Faye Edgemon to Janelle and Justin Edgemon weighning 6 pounds 13 ounces and measuring 19 inches.

March 26, 2013

A girl, Trinity Judith McKern to Carly and Jason McKern weighing 7 pounds 6 ounces and measuring 19 ½ inches.

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