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Former VP candidate in Minden

August 29, 2016 — 

It has been two decades since Carson Valley resident Ed Zschau made the run for the Reform Party’s vice presidential nomination.

With presidential hopeful Donald Trump appearing in Stateline on Saturday, and President Obama due there today, Zschau described his own campaign with Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm as “making mischief.”

“I’ve become estranged from the campaign trail,” he said. “I was one of the people who talked Dick Lamm into opposing Ross Perot, he said he wanted me with him. The whole campaign lasted four or five weeks.”

Over the intervening decades, Zschau said he has focused on working with young people in a university setting and starting companies, many with those students after they’ve graduated.

“I’ve had 2,500 students over the last 20 years combing those at Harvard and Princeton,” he said. “I meet my next class at UNR on Friday where I have 50 students taking a high tech entrepreneurship course.”

Today Zschau will be discussing how Western Nevada could turn out to be the next Silicon Valley, and some of the pitfalls it faces.

Zschau arrived in Silicon Valley in 1961, before it gained its fame.

“I arrived in Silicon Valley before it was Silicon Valley 55 years ago,” he said. “Through teaching activities at Stanford, I knew most of the pioneers of Silicon Valley and observed how it happened.”

He said huge companies and tax incentives weren’t in the mix when the technology revolution arrived in the Bay Area.

“Hewlett Packard in 1961 had sales of $100 million, and it was one of the bigger employers in the area,” he said. “Silicon Valley didn’t happen by bringing in big companies, but rather was built organically from a bunch of small companies. My concern is that unlike Silicon Valley, which didn’t have state subsidies or brought in big companies, this area has the chance to screw it up.”

Zschau said allowing business to grow at its own pace allows the market to adapt.

“When you bring in a company that’s creating 50,000 jobs, you’re going to drive up the cost of living and the cost of housing,” he said. “My great concern is that when you focus on bringing in a bunch of big companies, that you won’t get the results you want.”

Today, Zschau will be talking to residents about Northern Nevada’s high technology future at the CVIC Hall in Minden. The doors open at 5 p.m. The speech is being sponsored by Sara LaFrance’s campaign for Nevada System for Higher Education regent.

LaFrance said she heard him speak at the University of Nevada, Reno.

“He talked about why this area is ripe to be the next Silicon Valley,” she said.

He represented the area around Silicon Valley in Congress during two terms in the 1980s.

Zschau describes purchasing his landing in northwest Carson Valley as an impulse buy.

“We were living in an antique for many years on Nantucket Island,” he said. “I was teaching at Harvard Business School and then shifted at Princeton. In fall 2012 my wife and I felt it was time for a change.”

A few months later they sold the East Coast house after 30 years and shipped their belongings to Denver.

“We knew we wanted someplace at a high altitude on the east side of a mountain range,” he said. “We didn’t find anything in Denver, but we saw Carson was sort of like Denver. We bought a house here, though we’d never been here before.”

Annual Labor Day barbecue, rummage sale Sept. 3-4 in Silver City

August 29, 2016 — 

A rummage sale that includes barbecue food and live music to benefit he Historic Preservation of the Comstock is returning to Silver City Park Sept. 3-4.

The Comstock Residents Association’s 6th Annual Labor Day Rummage Sale and BBQ is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is at 385 High Street in Silver City, adjacent to the community center/school house.

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Annual Victorian fashion show is Sept. 24 at Governor's Mansion in Carson City

August 29, 2016 — 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 24, to attend the fourth Oh, My Bonnets and Bustles! Fashion Show from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion grounds.

Tickets for $25 and are available at the Nevada State Museum store. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Nevada State Museum.

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Annual Scramble for Scholarships Alyce McCracken Memorial Golf Tournament to return Sept. 10

August 29, 2016 — 

A golf tournament to benefit high school students in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Churchill counties is returning on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors’ Scramble for Scholarships Alyce McCracken Memorial Golf Tournament will be at Eagle Valley Gold Course. The $85 per person entry fee includes lunch.

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Heroes Remembered blood drive is Sept. 2 in Minden

August 29, 2016 — 

Area residents are asked to help save lives while honoring those impacted by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, at the Heroes Remembered blood drive.

The drive from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 2 will be at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. All blood drive participants also can enter to win the 10th Annual Driving for Donors 2016 Toyota Giveaway sponsored by Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers.

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Carson City Symphony to begin rehearsals Aug. 31

August 29, 2016 — 

The Carson City Symphony will begin rehearsals for the 2016-17 concert season from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Carson High School band room, 1111 N. Saliman Road.

The Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, is a volunteer orchestra of about 60 players who perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries. It is open to string players at any time without audition, and to other instrumentalists when positions are available. Current openings are for strings. Musicians who are interested in joining are asked to call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

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Eat at Firehouse Subs in Carson City to help Relay for Life, American Cancer Society

August 29, 2016 — 

Firehouse Subs’ Give Back Night gives 10 percent of proceeds earned from 5 to 9 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month to Relay for Life of Carson City and the American Cancer Society.

The restaurant is at 3120 Highway 50 E. For more information, call 775-882-8400.

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Carson Valley Desert Brushes to meet Sept. 8 in Carson City

August 29, 2016 — 

The Carson Valley Desert Brushes will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Carson City Fire Station No, 12, 3620 North Sunridge Drive in Carson City.

Painters of all levels, and those who would like to learn to paint, are welcome. Members will be preparing for a Saturday painting seminar.

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Annual Labor Day barbecue, rummage sale Sept. 3-4 in Silver City

August 29, 2016 — 

A rummage sale that includes barbecue food and live music to benefit he Historic Preservation of the Comstock is returning to Silver City Park Sept. 3-4.

The Comstock Residents Association’s 6th Annual Labor Day Rummage Sale and BBQ is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is at 385 High Street in Silver City, adjacent to the community center/school house.

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New stage in Silver City adds to Comstock's live music and theater venues

August 29, 2016 — 

The “Silver Pavilion” Inaugura- Palooza concert on Aug. 20 attracted at least 150 folks from near and far in during the six-hour event.

The festival-style public event was held to celebrate the much anticipated addition of a new outdoor stage to the region’s arts and music scene. Continuing the long tradition of live music on the Comstock, the new “Silver Pavilion” in the Silver City Park will serve as a center for live music and performing arts in a beautiful high desert setting.

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Dayton residents spearhead trash cleanup

August 27, 2016 — 

A group of residents of the Copper Canyon Estates in Dayton has taken up service to clean up part of the desert.

The Cooper Canyon Breakfast Club meets once a week at the Roadrunner Café in Dayton for breakfast and camaraderie. The group averages between 5-15 men.

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Free and Accepted Masons of Carson City honored for longtime service

August 27, 2016 — 

Carson Lodge No. 1, Free and Accepted Masons honored three members with its 50-year pins, signifying 50 years of service to the community as Free and Accepted Masons. The pins were presented by Worshipful Master Terry Edis on Aug. 18. The dedicated Masons and their wives who were honored are (from left) Brother William Mueller, Lisa Mitchell, Brother Galen Mitchell, Terry Edis-Master, Marcia Bernard and Brother David Bernard, Past Master.

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Carson Lanes hosting annual Bowling Blastoff with games, food and music Aug. 27

August 26, 2016 — 

Carson Lanes is hosting Bowling Blast Off, an annual celebration of bowling and back to school season with family friendly activities, food and music.

The event, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 outside Carson Lanes, will be filled with children’s activities, water slides, fire trucks, a car show and music. Attendees can see what the center offers and join an adult or junior bowling league.

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Carson City Boxing Club to be featured at Wednesday evening farmer's market

August 26, 2016 — 

Local boxers will showcase their skills when Carson City Boxing Club holds its Sparring Expedition from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 7 at the Wednesday evening farmer’s market at Bob McFadden Plaza, across from Bella Fiore Wines.

The club, a nonprofit that operates at 3579 Highway 50 E., can be reached at 775-560-4686.

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Diaper drive to be held in Carson City

August 25, 2016 — 

A diaper drive is being held in September to help underprivileged families in Carson City.

Drop off diapers of any size and brand as well as wipes or diaper ointment to the following locations: Ron Wood Family Resource Center, Carson City Library, Silver Hills Community Church, First United Methodist Church, Carson City Salvation Army Church

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Carson City Greenhouse Garden Center holding seminars in September

August 25, 2016 — 

Greenhouse Garden Center is offering the following seminars for the month of September. All classes cost $2. Reservations are not required, and seminars are on Saturdays at 11 a.m. with David Ruf, owner and instructor.

Composting Happens will be on Sept. 3; Autumn Container Planting will be on Sept. 10; Fall Bulbs for Winter Color will be on Sept. 17; and Winterizing Your Pond will be on Sept. 24.

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Fort Churchill State Historic Park offering free programs in September

August 25, 2016 — 

Fort Churchill State Historic Park is offering a variety of programs during the month of September. Programs highlight the area’s rich history and abundant natural resources.

Come enjoy an evening under the stars at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Members of the Northern Nevada Astronomy Group will begin the evening with a short educational presentation, followed by a viewing of stars, planets, and other celestial objects through high-powered telescopes. Please dress for the weather. Red lights, lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. Meet in the gravel parking area adjacent to the Fort Churchill cemetery.

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Western Nevada College in Carson City hosting .001% photography exhibit by Matt Theilen

August 25, 2016 — 

Western Nevada College is hosting a new photography exhibit, .001%, by Matt Theilen, a Lake Tahoe artist.

The exhibit’s title comes from the percentage of the atmosphere that is comprised of water.

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Upgrades proposed at Silver Springs Airport in Lyon County

August 24, 2016 — 

Lyon County Manager Jeff Page announced that he is planning workshop with the Board of County Commissioners to discuss the draft Silver Springs Airport Master Plan and proposed Master Lease Agreement with the Silver Springs Airport, LLC. The workshop will be held sometime in September and will be held in Silver Springs.

Lyon County has been in a public-private partnership with the Silver Springs Airport, LLC for over twenty years. In that time the airport has grown from a dirt strip to a fully functional airport with hangars, fueling capabilities and pilot lounge.

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Nevada Humane Society holding cat adoption event

August 24, 2016 — 

Priceless is the best way to describe the love of a cat, don’t you agree? From spotted cats to striped cats, short cats to long cats, black cats to white cats, Nevada Humane Society is putting the spotlight on all cats over the age of three, waiving their adoption fees to help them find good, loving homes. Standard adoption policies still apply.

“Cats can be a best friend to anyone. They offer love and affection when you need it or independence if you don’t. They bring warmth and comfort to the home, and more often than not they can fend for themselves!” said Kimberly Wade, Senior Manager of Communications and Events for Nevada Humane Society. “Cats are a great companion for any age, any family, and any person. Our hope it that more people will consider adopting a cat over the age of three because while the kittens are getting homes quickly, the cats are tending to reside here a bit longer.”

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Salvation Army Church of Carson City holding outdoor service, barbecue & music Aug. 28

August 23, 2016 — 

The Salvation Army is hosting a free concert and barbecue following its church service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 in Mills Park.

The event will feature a bounce house and music by Blessed Love Gospel Reggae Band.

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Douglas County Genealogy Group to meet Sept. 1 in Gardnerville

August 23, 2016 — 

Douglas County Genealogy Group will cover the topic “Research Tips & Tools” when it meets at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.

Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Sheila at 775-790-9253.

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Rummage sale Sept. 10 in Carson City to benefit veterans

August 23, 2016 — 

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 4 of Carson City is planning a rummage sale to benefit local veterans services.

The sale will run from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Veterans Hall on Second and Curry streets, across from the 3rd and Curry St. Farmer’s Market.

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St. Patrick's Parish in Fallon hosting annual Fall Festival Sept. 24

August 23, 2016 — 

The public is invited to celebrate autumn at a Fall Festival hosted by the St. Patrick parish family in the church parking lot and parish hall at 850 W. Fourth St., Fallon.

The event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 will offer fun for everyone. Children will enjoy playing in a bounce house and winning prizes at various game booths including a bean bag toss, a dice roll, a ring toss, a lollipop pull, a fish pond, and more. Contests such as a cake walk and a “pie in the face” throw are also planned. Multicultural food will be available for purchase at different booths set up at the community event. Raffle drawings will take place as well.

For more information, call the parish office at 775-423-2846. Proceeds from the Sept. 24 fundraiser will benefit the St. Patrick building fund.

Tickets can be purchased at entry and used to purchase food and/or to play games.

Ayako's Dance Studio in Carson City hosting meet and greet Aug. 25

August 22, 2016 — 

Ayako’s Dance Studio is hosting a meet and greet to showcase the facility and talk about classes available and styles of dance offered.

Instructors will be on hand from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the studio, 2045 California St., Carson City, to answer questions. Attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments while observing a competition rehearsal.

The studio’s dance season begins on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Get $5 off the registration fee if you sign up for classes before that date.

For more information, call 775-883-2623, or email Tu2teacher@sbcglobal.net.

Annual fundraiser for nonprofit Between Horses and Humans planned

August 22, 2016 — 

A nonprofit that serves children who are experiencing difficulties in life and personal, social and emotional challenges will hold an evening of music, food and equestrian demonstrations.

The annual fundraiser for Between Horses and Humans is planned from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Maddi’s Friesian Ranch, 310 Allerman Lane, Gardnerville.

The event will offer a craft market, raffle, silent auction, and equestrian demonstrations, as well as a catered lunch by Rafael Espinoza and live music.

Tickets cost $65 per person. Buy tickets by Oct. 7 at https://betweenhorsesandhumans.yapsody.com, or call Barbara Slade at 775-265-0901. Tickets at the door are $70 each.

The nonprofit encourages children to build self esteem and confidence by partnering them with horses.

For more information, email betweenhorsesandhumans@gmail.com, or go to www.betweenhorsesandhumans.org, or find the group on Facebook.

Foster and adoptive parent training scheduled in Carson City

August 22, 2016 — 

The next free foster and adoptive parent training sessions in Carson City are planned from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17; Sunday, Sept. 18; and Saturday, Sept. 24 in the Valley View Room at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway.

To sign up and for more information, contact Lori Nichols, foster care recruiter, at 775-684-1967 or 1-888-423-2659.

Gluten-free cooking aficionado Susan Hart visiting 3rd and Curry St. Farmer's Market

August 19, 2016 — 

Nevada Appeal food columnist Susan Hart will be at the 3rd & Curry St. Farmer’s Market Saturday, Aug. 20 talking about gluten-free cooking and she will also have her own brand of gluten-free flour.

OARC will be selling ice cream in Bob McFadden Plaza, so come out and cool off while supporting a great cause. Two new local honey vendors and farm fresh eggs also will on hand.

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Exhibition planned at Dangberg Ranch in Minden

August 19, 2016 — 

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Exhibition is coming to the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.

The Grand March & Opening Ceremony will feature the Douglas High School Marching Band, the 1st Nevada Cavalry Co. D. along with bugler Ray Ahrenholz, and a cast of celebrities and presenters. Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins will sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” for the Opening Ceremony and the Closing Ceremony will feature Krista Jenkins singing “America the Beautiful.”

There will be performances by the Pony Express, Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, Bat Masterson, Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, Krista Jenkins, The Nevada Gunfighters, The Mayfield Gang, Major General John M. Schofield & Lieutenant Colonel William R. Price and The Wild Cards Quartet.

Meet the man himself, Buffalo Bill Cody, Champion Bucking Horse Rider Lulu Bell Parr, the Earp brothers with Doc Holliday, and the Battleborn Civil War Reenactors.

Event sponsors are Soaring NV, The Record-Courier, Bently Enterprises, Carson Valley Accounting, Douglas County, Nevada and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

Tickets are $10 for adults, free for 16 and younger when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available, while they last, in Gardnerville at Battle Born Wine, in Minden at 88 Cups & More. Tickets must be purchased in advance for this event.

Wild West food will be provided by Skinny’s BBQ. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch. A 50/50 raffle will benefit the Douglas High School Marching Band and the Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch. Attendees will receive a complimentary program and event souvenirs will be available for purchase.

The gate will open at 11 a.m. and the show will run from noon until 3 p.m. with an intermission. Living History presenters, food, refreshments and vendors will be available before the show, during intermission and after the show.

This is an outdoor event, and visitors are invited to bring their own seating. Dogs are not permitted at this event.

The park is located at 1450 Highway 88, 1/4 mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital.

For more information, go to dangberghomeranch.org.

Volunteer tour guides sought at Nevada State Museum, Capitol

August 18, 2016 — 

As the Nevada State Museum prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary on Oct. 31, the Friends of the Nevada State Museum are preparing an introductory class for volunteers and tour guides at the museum and Nevada State Capitol.

Tour guide training is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 12 and 13. Potential and continuing guides will learn about the historical treasures housed at the museum and the staff that support the museum’s programs.

The two-day, no-cost training will offer attendees the opportunity to view many of the museum’s “behind the scenes” offerings and take a walk through Nevada’s history, viewing many items that are integral parts of the state’s story. Volunteers will be able to choose where they will be a good fit, as they participate in the training.

Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the State Capitol or learn about Carson City’s history during a Blue Line walk. This class also offers hands-on tour training in the museum’s history, Mint, and Mine tour or Under One Sky tour that focuses on Nevada’s Native American history.

New and experienced docents will participate in both days of free training including a Monday potluck lunch. Registration is required.

For more information and to register, contact Reece Wade at nsmeducation@nevadaculture.org; 775-687-4810, ext. 237.

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