A Carson City native and 2008 Carson High School graduate is building bridges and roads around the world as a member of the U.S. Navy’s Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, based in Gulfport, Miss.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Clair Grady is a utilitiesman with NMCB 133, a unit specializing in building structures in areas of conflict. Sailors attached to NMCB 133 and other similar units, nicknamed “Seabees,” are a unique group in the Navy whose motto is “We build, we fight.” Seabees not only build bridges, roads, runways and other structures in war zones; they also defend those structures after they’ve built them.Learn more »
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To Brandon and Tara Spurlock of Carson City, Olivia Ira Spurlock, born Feb. 2, 2015, weighing 7 pounds and 7.7 ounces.Learn more »
Two Carson City residents graduated from Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore., on May 31 — Daniel Gregory Pascual, who earned a bachelor’s in nursing; and Lisa Yamamoto, who graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s in biology. Yamamoto was also included on the college’s spring dean’s list.
Dillon M. Alegre of Fallon also graduated with a bachelor’s in biology.Learn more »
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The Nevada Human Society is seeking donations of kitten food to keep up with the addition of hundreds of new kittens to the shelter’s foster program this summer
Tax deductible donations of bagged and canned kitten food of all brands are needed the most. Adult cat food is also needed; dog food is not.Learn more »
Shooters from around the region will compete to see who walks away with $12,500 when Genoa Mavericks and Cowboy Fast Draw Association host the Nevada State and Territorial Championships July 9-12 at the Dake House in Genoa.
The six guns used in the competition are .45 caliber, colt or colt clones revolvers, and the ammunition is .45 long colt brass made to accept shotgun primers with hand loaded wax bullets that travel at the same speed of a fully loaded .45. No live ammunition is allowed.Learn more »
A free breakfast planned July 7 at St. John’s Episcopal Outreach Center in Dayton is canceled.
For more information, go to http://strempke.wix.com/st-john-the-apostle, or call 775-246-2587.Learn more »
Marv Richardville will tell jokes, stories and sing at Carson City Natives & Newcomers’ meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at Grandma Hattie’s, 2811 S. Carson St.
A short meeting will follow Richardville’s presentation. For information, call Heidi DePuy at 775-267-3009.Learn more »
Registration is open for the Reno-Tahoe Senior Games, sporting events open to anyone 50 and older that take place Aug. 15-30.
Participants compete within age groups to win gold, silver, and bronze medals. Croquet, archery, badminton, miniature golf, billiards, beanbag toss, basketball, pickleball, swimming, horseshoes and other events are open.Learn more »
Part of the fun each year at Concert Under the Stars, A benefit for The Greenhouse Project, is the live auction. The generosity of the community by and through the donations of ever-changing and diverse packages means there is something for everyone. And of course, the community’s willingness to bid and support the ongoing work of The Greenhouse Project completes the circle.
This year’s line-up is more diverse than ever and includes more than a few Bucket List opportunities. Payment must be made at the time of purchase. The auction takes place between sets, when Ambrosia and Pablo Cruise perform, July 8. Doors open at 5 p.m., allowing time to peruse the items being offered.Learn more »
Congress completed action on the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, passing the historic measure that outlaws discrimination based on race, gender, religion, or national origin.Learn more »
The next meeting of the Carson City Gluten-Free Discussion Group is at 7 p.m. Monday, July 13.
For details about the meeting, email Susan Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn more »
Grocery Outlet is holding its fifth annual Independence From Hunger Food Drive in July to collect food for local agencies that experience the greatest need to serve children who are off from school during the summer. All donations go to Dayton Food Pantry.
To participate in the food drive, go to Carson City Grocery Outlet and look for food items marked as “high-need.” Purchase these products and place them in the collection bin at the front of the store.Learn more »
The Carson City Ghost Walk tour scheduled on Aug. 29 is canceled.
The annual Ghost Walk theatrically explores Carson City’s historic west side in the Victorian Era, visiting the Bliss, Ferris and Rinckel mansions and other locations.Learn more »
Spaces are available for anyone who want to sell items at Dayton Senior Center’s flea market and fabric sale on July 18.
To reserve a space for $10, call 775-246-6210, or go to the center at 320 Old Dayton Valley Road during business hours.Learn more »
Patterns of Perfection, a 22-year-old rapper and songwriter from South Lake Tahoe, is releasing his third studio album, The Big P.O.P., 14 original tracks published on the rapper’s own World Records independent music label.
The artist names Pink Floyd, Zion-I, Eminem, Blockhead, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, and others as his influences. The album is available online at http://www.amazon.com/Big-P-O-P-Explicit-Patterns-Perfection/dp/B00Z9QGZSG/ starting Saturday.Learn more »
Organizers of this year’s Jazz and Beyond Carson City Music Festival are looking for volunteers to help with this year’s festivities. An information meeting for anyone interested will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 7 in the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St. Snacks will be provided.
The 12th annual festival, sponsored by Mile High Jazz Band Association, runs Aug. 7-23. For more information, go to jazzcarsoncity.com, or call 775-883-4154.Learn more »
Trailered boats from the 1950s to the 1970s are sought for a display to honor Sugar Pine Point State Park’s birthday party on Saturday, July 25.
Sugar Pine Point State Park is on Lake Tahoe’s west shore, just north of Meeks Bay.Learn more »
Silver City is offering a resident artist program in which artists are invited to live in the town for up to four months in exchange for offering public performances, exhibitions, lessons and workshops.
Quest Lakes, the program’s organizer, said the program’s purpose is to create innovated exhibitions while introducing new voices to the community.Learn more »
Carson City Historical Society’s teapot exhibit opens Wednesday at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St., where more than 60 teapots owned by local residents will be displayed through July.
The free exhibit is open from 1 to 3 p.m. July 7 and 21; from 2 to 4 p.m. July 1, 15 and 29; from 1 to 3 p.m. July 3, 17 and 31; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 11; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 25; from 1 to 3 p.m. July 5; and from 2 to 4 p.m. July 19.Learn more »
Carson City Nugget is hosting Battle of the Badges blood drive from noon to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the Carson City Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office compete to see which department can collect the most blood.
The event’s goal is to make sure there is a sufficient quantity of blood products for anyone in the Carson City area who needs a blood transfusion for elective and trauma surgeries.Learn more »
The Fernley Farmers Market will host The United Blood Services’ Bloodmobile at The Big R parking lot on Thursday, July 16. Appointments are available from 3 to 7:45 p.m. at 465 E. Main Street, Fernley.
Health history questionnaires must be filled out the day of the donation. Filling out forms can be completed by computer and on mobile devices with a Fast Track Ticket as long as the staff can scan the barcode on the ticket.Learn more »
Evergreen Gene’s, 1811 N. Carson St., is giving away vegetable plants including grafted tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and more.
Plants are limited to 10 per person; the offer will last until the more than 300 plants that are available are given away.Learn more »
Carson City's Rockin' Rev Ken Haskins hosting Fourth of July radio programJune 29, 2015 —
Turn on and tune in to “Reminiscing With The Rockin’ Rev” on AM 1180 KCKQ or www.americamatters.us from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday for the Rockin’ Rev’s star-filled 4th of July extravaganza.
The Rockin’ Rev, Ken Haskins, will feature the music of Philadelphia’s finest recording artists, many of which recorded for Philadelphia’s Cameo-Parkway label. Featured artists include: Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Dee Dee Sharp, the Dovels, Charlie Gracie, the Orlons, the Tymes, Billy Abbott and the Jewels, Patti Labelle, Bob Seger, the Kinks and Clint Eastwood.
The Rockin’ Rev will interview Stephen Caldwell of the Orlons at 2:30 p.m. At 4:30 p.m. the Rev will interview Joe Terry of Danny and the Juniors whose hits include “At the Hop” and “Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay.” At 5:30 p.m. the Rockin’ Rev will interview Al Berry of the Tymes.
Carson City Sierra Place hosting live music, presentations & moreJune 29, 2015 —
Sierra Place, 1111 W. College Parkway, is presenting a series of free events, from concerts to support groups, in July.
Tony Ruggiero will perform “oldies and goodies” on the accordion at noon Saturday.
Geri Meyer, a former marriage and family therapist, will lead a bereavement support group — geared for local seniors grieving a personal loss, such as that of a pet, loved one or lifestyle — at 10 a.m. Saturday and July 18.
Mike Thomas will present the story of the Transcontinental Railroad at 10 a.m. July 15.
Sue Jesch of the Carson City Symphony and her students will present Strings of Summer, an outdoor recital, at 10:30 a.m. July 30.
For more information, call 775-841-4111.
Education achievementsJune 28, 2015 —
Carson City’s Shannon Archer named to dean’s list
Shannon Archer of Carson City earned a spot on the spring 2015 Dean’s List at William Woods University in Fulton, Mo.
A total of 205 students were honored for academic accomplishments during the 2015 spring term. To make the list, full-time students must achieve at least a 3.6 semester and cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
Torvinen achieves at Hillsdale College
Kristen Torvinen, a junior majoring in biology at Hillsdale College in Michigan, was named to the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester.
Torvinen, a 2012 graduate of Bishop Manogue High School, is the daughter of Mike and Pat Torvinen of Carson City.
Carson graduate earns spot on UNR dean’s list
Nicholas Lani, a 2014 graduate of Carson High School, is one of 185 students at the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources named to the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester.
To be considered, students must declare a major in the college, complete a dozen course credits and earn a 3.75 grade-point average or higher for the semester.
Lani, a pre-vet major, is the son of Stephen and Susan Lani of Carson City.
Dayton native honored at Clemson University
Dani-Irene Chaney, a Dayton native majoring in animal and veterinary science, made the dean’s list at Clemson University for the spring 2015 semester.
Students on the list must achieve a grade-point average between 3.5 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.
Carson High School graduate earns doctorate degree
Kerry Csiga, a 2007 graduate of Carson High School and a 2011 graduate of University of Nevada, Reno, recently received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Ore. Dr. Csiga graduated top five in her class and was awarded membership in the National Dental Honor Society. Dr. Csiga has secured an associate dental position in the
Portland area where she intends to reside.
Western Safe Routes to Schools hosting children's bike safety event Tuesday in Silver CityJune 26, 2015 —
Children ages 5-12 will learn road rules and safety, participate in bike maneuvers and exercises, and receive new bicycle helmets at a bike safety rodeo hosted by Western Safe Routes to Schools from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the basketball courts at 385 High St. in Silver City.
The event is part of Silver City’s annual series of free children’s summer activities, including science and engineering experiments, a field trip to Shakespeare at Lake Tahoe, and poetry and music workshops.
Parents are asked to sign permission slips before their children participate in the bike rodeo. For more information, call Quest Lakes at 775-287-7598 or email email@example.com.
Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range to close Monday for survey workJune 26, 2015 —
The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range in Carson City will be closed from 6 to 9 a.m. Monday due to survey work being conducted by Carson City Parks and Recreation. The range, at 4000 Flint Drive, will reopen after 9 a.m. on the same day.
For more information, call Scott Fahrenbruch at 775-887-2262, ext. 7340.
'Tomorrow, Tomorrow' to play July 11 at Piper's Opera House in Virginia CityJune 26, 2015 —
Jordan Bowman and Zachary Buker are starring in “Tomorrow, Tomorrow,” a play put on by Opera Elect at 2 and 7 p.m. July 11 at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.
The play is by E.H. Nary with music by Joseph Greene. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $20 for students.
For more information and tickets, go to www.operaelect.org.
Carson Valley Inn in Minden hosting country icon Tanya Tucker July 3June 26, 2015 —
Country singer and songwriter Tanya Tucker, first known for her 1972 hit “Delta Dawn,” will appear live in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, July 3, in TJ’s Corral, the Carson Valley Inn’s outdoor events center.
In a storied 40-year career, Tucker produced 23 Top 40 albums and a string of 56 Top 40 singles, with 41 reaching the Top 10, 33 advancing to the Top 5, and 10 No. 1 hits. Tucker has had 23 Top 40 albums on the Country Album chart. She is a nine-time Grammy nominee and the recipient of eight Gold and four Platinum albums.
Tickets are $39 and are available at www.carsonvalleyinn.com or by calling 775-783-6606.