Carson student collecting supplies Saturday for senior project

February 26, 2015 — 

Bethany Kniffen, a student at Carson High School, is holding a medical supply drive to benefit Lamp of Grace Medical Mission, a remote medical facility in the Philippines, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Mike’s Pharmacy, as part of her senior project.

Kniffen, who plans to pursue a career in the medical field, is conducting the drive for a missionary doctor in Pilar, Philippines. She is keeping in communication with the doctor in the Philippines and has compiled a list of supplies.

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Carson chapter of Retired Public Employees of Nevada to meet Tuesday

February 26, 2015 — 

Representatives of Waddell & Reed will offer potential replacement options for Voya, which took over the deferred compensation program from Massachusetts Mutual, at the next Retired Public Employees of Nevada, or RPEN, meeting on Tuesday at the Carson City senior center, 911 Beverly Drive.

RPEN’s board will meet at 1 p.m., and the general meeting will follow at 2 p.m. Anyone can attend either or both meetings. Refreshments will be provided.

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Carson City exhibit on famed Nevada explorer closing March 8

February 26, 2015 — 

The exhibit “Finding Fremont: Pathfinder of the West” at the Nevada State Museum will close at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8.

John C. Fremont, the Republican Party’s first presidential candidate, led an 1843 expedition that covered Northern Nevada. The exhibit features parts of the carriage and barrel that experts believe is the lost cannon Fremont left behind.

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Carson City Library offering free digital learning classes in March

February 25, 2015 — 

@ Two Digital Learning Center at the Carson City Library hosts free monthly digital learning classes.

Introduction to Windows 7 will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, and from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25.

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Free Child Find screenings offered to Douglas County students

February 25, 2015 — 

Douglas County School District will offer free Child Find screenings, a procedure for 3-to-5-year-olds who may have delays in early childhood development, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7 at the Heritage Building, formerly Gardnerville Elementary School, 1286 Toler Ave. in Gardnerville.

The event is for Douglas County children who have not entered kindergarten. With school district staff, families can discuss concerns about delays with speech, language, cognitive, social, emotional or motor skills.

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Lyon County outreach center offering free breakfast Tuesday

February 25, 2015 — 

St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Outreach Center is hosting its monthly free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The center, at 4280 Lincoln Highway, Silver Springs, is also hosting a free St. Patrick’s Day event at 10 a.m. March 17.

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Book fair and sale benefits Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary

February 25, 2015 — 

Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary is sponsoring a spring book fair and sale, offering a variety of books, toys, CDs and gifts, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the lobby of Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.

Cash, checks and most major credit cards are accepted. All proceeds go to the Auxiliary, an all-volunteer nonprofit that supports Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center and nursing scholarships.

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Jacks Valley Elementary School raising money through reading challenge

February 24, 2015 — 

Jacks Valley Elementary School is challenging students to read 30 books in 30 days through its Read 30 Challenge, a program held in March in conjunction with Nevada Reading Week.

The school wants to raise $15,000, an amount that would support educational software, books, student assemblies, classroom supplies and scholarships and other items that are not included in the school’s annual budget.

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14 horses, one burro found homes through Carson City auction

February 24, 2015 — 

The Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Corrections hosted this year’s first of four annual saddle-trained horse adoption events on Saturday at Northern Nevada Correction Center, where 14 wild horses and one wild burro were auctioned.

The animals were gathered from herd management areas within BLM administered public lands in Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and California. They were saddle-trained for four months by inmate trainers in the Northern Nevada Correctional Center program. Bidders paid a total of $15,050; the starting bids for all animals was $150. The event’s top bid of $3,000 went for a 5-year-old gelding named Skipper. The average bidding price for each horse was $1,003.

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Carson High School hosting children’s cheer camp

February 24, 2015 — 

Cheerleaders from Carson High School will host a junior cheer camp for boys and girls in grades kindergarten through eighth from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in Senator Square at Carson High School.

The camp focuses on team and leadership skills. All participants will perform for their families at 11:45 a.m. on the day of the camp and at the Mr. Carson High pageant at 6:30 p.m. March 6 at the Carson City Community Center.

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Carson City news in brief

February 23, 2015 — 

Display’s focus is on local African-American experience

From Douglas County’s highest tax payer who could neither read nor vote, to the doctor who performed the first simultaneous removal of a gall bladder and appendix in Nevada, African-Americans have consistently participated in the evolution of Nevada’s 150 year heritage.

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Division of Water Resources checking water levels in Carson area

February 20, 2015 — 

Beginning the first week of March and continuing into April, staff from the Nevada Division of Water Resources, Office of the State Engineer, will be measuring groundwater levels in wells — primarily irrigation and stock wells — throughout various hydrographic basins in the state.

The data collection is part of an ongoing effort to assess hydrologic conditions throughout Nevada.

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Carson City woman to share her trip to Nepal March 4

February 20, 2015 — 

Angela Sullivan, a local woman who travelled to the Tibetan Buddhist heart of the upper Mustang Region of Northern Nepal with her 17-year-old son and a group of students, will talk about her trip at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Carson City Library’s Digitorium.

The group journeyed with Sullivan’s Dharma teacher and a team of Sherpas as they trekked for a month along ancient pilgrimage routes. They covered over 250 miles and passes as high as 17,700 feet. The highlight of the trip was staying in the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang, the royal seat of the Kingdom of Lo.

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Panelists to weigh in on fracking in Nevada

February 20, 2015 — 

A free forum about fracking in Nevada, moderated by Dr. Jim Thomas of the Desert Research Institute, will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall, 449 W. King St.

The event, sponsored by Sierra Nevada Forums, will feature panelists Dr. Greg Pohll of the Desert Research Institute, Gary Graham of Western Resource Advocates, John Hadder of Great Basin Resource Watch and an industry representative.

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Carson City United Latino Community offering free citizenship classes

February 18, 2015 — 

United Latino Community, 1711 N. Roop St., is hosting a free six-week citizenship class from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays starting Feb. 21.

The classes are taught in English, and the teacher who leads the sessions is bilingual.

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Shelter in Carson City collecting spare change for homeless cats

February 18, 2015 — 

With the help of Greater Nevada Credit Union, Catmandu, an animal adoption center and shelter at 1829 Brown St., is holding a campaign to collect spare change to help homeless and at-risk cats in the Carson area.

To help, collect change put it through the coin-counting machine at Greater Nevada Credit Union, then take the slip to a teller and submit it for Catmandu.

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Nevada explorer & author visiting Carson City Feb. 26

February 18, 2015 — 

Stan Paher, who explores Nevada’s ghost towns and desert destinations, will be featured at Nevada State Museum’s Frances Humphrey lecture series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26.

Paher is a native Nevadan, born in downtown Las Vegas in its early heyday. He spent decades exploring the state’s rural treasures and holds thousands of photographs that document its past and evolution. From mining camps to the Atomic Age, he has covered the state on foot and by Jeep, gathering glimpses he shares in his works. Paher’s talk also includes military and ranching history.

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Carson City Open Space Advisory Committee cancels Feb. 23 meeting

February 17, 2015 — 

The Open Space Advisory Committee meeting scheduled at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in the Sierra Room of the Community Center has been canceled.

The next meeting will be March 16 at the same time and place.

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Basket maker hosting free presentation in Carson City Wednesday

February 17, 2015 — 

Sande Rowan, a basket maker, teacher and author, will share a brief history of basket making and demonstrate the traditional coiling techniques she practices in a SENarts event at the Nevada Legislature from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18.

The event is part of The Work of Artists, a series of programs scheduled throughout the legislative session.

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Beekeeping conference Feb. 27-28 in Yerington

February 16, 2015 — 

Nevada Fresh Pak, a local organic farm, is sponsoring the Mason Valley Beekeeper’s fifth annual beekeeping conference Feb. 27-28 in Yerington.

Beekeeper Randy Oliver is scheduled to attend the conference and talk about the evolving beekeeping and agricultural industries.

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Western theatrical group seeks members

February 16, 2015 — 

Nevada Gunfighters, a western theatrical troupe, is recruiting men, women and children to perform or help behind the scenes at its performances around the region.

The group presents gun safety demonstrations before every performance, and sometimes as a standalone event.

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‘En plein air’ art by Nevada educator visiting Carson City

February 16, 2015 — 

Natural Memorial Realist, a display by Overton resident Max Bunnell, an “en plein air” artist who paints landscapes and seascapes, will be available Feb. 23 through March 13 at LXS, the Legislative eXhibition Series Gallery at the Nevada State Legislative Building.

Bunnell taught in Clark County public schools for 29 years and in the extension programs of the University of Nevada campuses in Reno and Las Vegas. He spent another 10 yeas as a professor at Dixie College in Utah, where he had helped raise more than $300,000 for a new art museum on campus. He founded the Moapa Valley Art Guild in Nevada in 1959.

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Doctor to talk about population control for wild horses Feb. 24

February 16, 2015 — 

Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick will present a free lecture about fertility control for wild horses and other wildlife at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St.

Dr. Kirkpatrick has studied fertility control for the purpose of developing non-lethal and humane methods of controlling wildlife populations for almost 40 years. He studied reproduction in free-ranging wildlife species using non-capture methods.

For more information, call 775-720-5134.

Carson TV, BAC & digital arts club hosting St. Patrick’s Day film contest

February 13, 2015 — 

The Brewery Arts Center, Carson TV and Wired Wednesday Digital Arts Club will hold their inaugural St. Paddy’s Film Crawl, a short filmmaking competition whose screening and judging will be on March 14.

Filmmakers are encouraged to partner with downtown businesses, which will show their film repeatedly from 4 to 10 p.m. March 14. The audience will “crawl” from location to location to view films, then voting will commence on Facebook.

Films, whose length cannot be less than one minute or more than 10 minutes, must utilize one fact about St. Patrick’s Day in documentary or mockumentary format.

A narrative must be somewhere within the film as well as a downtown business the film team partners with.

Films are due on March 7, and an additional week is allowed for further promotion of the films using social media, print or promotional gadgets. An audience choice award will be given to the film that accrues the largest number of votes on March 14, and the makers of the best films win a meet and greet with director and filmmaker Barbara Allen.

Teams must register by March 4 by emailing Darla Bayer at or calling 775-830-7939.

The cost to register is $10. To pay, go to

Downtown businesses are asked to contact Bayer to participate, but businesses must be capable to show films. Businesses can create their own film team, or a registered team will be assigned to them.

Donations are sought for the grand prize audience choice award. To help, contact Bayer.

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Carson City author hosting book signing March 7

February 13, 2015 — 

Sandie La Nae, a Carson City woman and author of a dozen books, is hosting a book signing during the next Wine Walk from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Morley’s Books, 102 W. King St.

La Nae’s book “The Historic Sweeney Building in Carson City, Nevada” follows the story of the historic building that now houses Morley’s Books in Carson City’s historic west side.

La Nae’s newest book, “Weird Reno,” the first in a trilogy co-authored by Arline La Ferry, chronicles news and ghostly descriptions throughout Reno’s history. Her next projects are “Weird Virginia City” and “Weird Carson City.”

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Carson Airport hosting classes to prep for pilot’s test

February 13, 2015 — 

The nonprofit Shades of Blue and Carson City EAA 403 Young Eagles are presenting Sporty’s Ground School, a preparation workshop for the FAA written test, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Feb. 14 through March 28, in Carson City Airport’s Terminal Building, 2600 E. College Parkway.

The seven-week course is geared for students ages 15-21 who are interested in getting their private pilot’s license.

Instructors are Joe Rajacic, United Airlines 747 captain and president of Shades of Blue Nevada Chapter, and Jeff Thompson, chief meteorologist at KOLO 8 News Now.

To register, go to, or email Rajacic at

Carson City hosting sesquicentennial display through Feb. 20

February 13, 2015 — 

Nevada’s Sesquicentennial year may have ended, but it’s still being honored in an exhibit featured in the Nevada Legislature. Artifacts from the year-long celebration are currently on display until Feb. 20 on the second floor of the Legislative Building on the Senate side.

The exhibit includes the Sesquicentennial saddle handmade by J.M. Capriolas in Elko which features the GS Garcia stamp and Nevada 150 commemorative silver medallions; a diorama entitled “Home Means Nevada;” a replica of the Governor’s Mansion made out of historical playing cards; and multiple photos from the celebration.

The exhibit will go to the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas before completing its journey to Battle Born Hall located in the old Senate chambers in the Capitol where it will become a permanent exhibit.

2.2 earthquake reported near Carson City

February 12, 2015 — 

The U.S. Geological Survey and the seismological lab at University of Nevada, Reno, reported a 2.2 earthquake located about 3 miles west-south-west of Carson City. The report registered at 5:55 p.m. Thursday.

Railroad group hosting open house Feb. 26

The Carson City Railroad Association is holding an open house to showcase its HO scale model train layout at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Mills Park Station.

Attendees are invited to run trains and bring their own HO equipment to run. Members of the club will be on hand to help set up, and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call Paul Martinovich at 775-883-6145.

Community news in brief: Natives and Newcomers meet Thursday

February 9, 2015 — 

Natives and Newcomers meet Thursday

A representative from Care Chest of Sierra Nevada, which supplies medical equipment, diabetic supplies and more for those in need, will be on hand at Carson City Natives and Newcomers’ meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grandma Hattie’s, 2811 S. Carson St.

The club’s business meeting will follow the presentation.

For more information, call Heidi DePuy at 775-267-3009 if you have any questions.

Pancake supper set to celebrate Mardi Gras

St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Outreach Center, 4280 U.S. Highway 50 in Silver Springs, is hosting a pancake supper and potluck in celebration of Mardi Gras at 3 p.m. Feb. 17.

For more information, call 775-577-9606.

Rep. Amodei hosting town hall for vets

Congressman Mark Amodei will hold a town hall meeting about veterans issues from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at the McKinley Art and Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive in Reno.

Representatives from federal agencies who serve veterans are also participating.

For more information, call Tracy Soliday at 775-686-5760.

Workshop sheds light on ear infections

Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 3232 Carmine St., is hosting a free workshop about ear infections at 6 p.m. Feb. 18.

The event is an interactive community workshop sponsored by the National Wellness Foundation. It’s designed to give parents and consumers information and options for treating common health issues.

To reserve a space, call 775-883-4114.

Accountant will present at Footprinters meeting

Drew Aguilar, a certified public accountant, will talk about protecting assets at Carson Valley Footprinters’ next dinner meeting on Feb. 19 at the Carson Nugget.

A no host bar starts at 5:30 p.m. The meeting follows at 6:30 p.m.

Dinner costs $19 per person. For reservations, call 775-267-4355.

Event Feb. 20 helps DHS student musicians

Douglas High School’s music department will perform at its spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at Douglas High School.

Tickets cost $7 per person or $30 per family of up to five.

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Program for veterans visiting Yerington March 3

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services Veterans Outreach ROVER Program will visit Yerington Senior Center, 117 Tilson Way, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, so veterans and family members can meet with a veterans service officer to learn about benefits and services.

Participants are asked to make an appointment by calling Josh at 775-688-1653; walk-in appointments are welcome, but can only be seen as time permits.

Veterans are advised to bring a copy of their DD-214 discharge document, current VA paperwork, medical information and banking account information. If the claim involves dependents, bring birth certificates, current and prior marriage certificates, divorce decrees and Social Security numbers.

For more information, go to

Beekeeping conference set in Yerington

Nevada Fresh Pak, a local organic farm, is sponsoring the Mason Valley Beekeeper’s fifth annual beekeeping conference Feb. 27-28 in Yerington.

Beekeeper Randy Oliver is scheduled to attend the conference and talk about the evolving beekeeping and agricultural industries.

Other experts in the field of beekeeping will present throughout the conference, and a banquet will be held in honor of Oliver’s appearance.

Registration is $60 for both conference days including the banquet, $50 for both conference days, $25 for the banquet, and $35 for the conference and banquet with a student identification.

For more information about the conference and sponsorship with the Mason Valley Beekeepers, go to

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