Announcements

Reception celebrating Carson City's Pony Express station planned

March 26, 2015 — 

The Nevada Division of the Pony Express is operating the first active Pony Express station, which will stamp cards and letters while retracing the history of the mail service operation that used horses and riders to deliver letters from Sacramento, Calif., to east of the Rockies.

Nevada Day Inc. is hosting a reception for the Nevada Division of the Pony Express from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 3, at Nevada Day Store and Trading Post, 108 W. Telegraph St.

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Annual Carson City Kiwanis Easter egg hunt planned April 4

March 26, 2015 — 

Carson City Kiwanis’ 38th annual Easter egg hunt, which offers more than 8,000 eggs and hundreds of prizes, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at Centennial Park, 5400 Heritage Way, north of Eagle Valley Golf Course.

The event is free to all children, who are welcome to meet the Easter Bunny at the event.

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Carson City school hosting annual 'egg-stravaganza' hunt April 4

March 26, 2015 — 

The Easter Bunny and more than 16,000 candy-stuffed eggs will be on hand at the fourth annual Egg-stravaganza Saturday, April 4, at Seeliger Elementary School, 2800 S. Saliman Road.

The hunt offers zones for age groups and grades and special needs children with staggered start times beginning at 10 a.m. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will also be available.

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Carson ATA Martial Arts hosting free women's self-defense class

March 26, 2015 — 

Women are invited to learn about defending themselves against an attacker at a free women’s self-defense seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carson ATA Martial Arts, 3242 Research Way.

Topics to be covered include: situational awareness; escaping bear hugs, chokes and wrist grabs; and what to do if a victim of an attack is taken to the ground.

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Carson City residents can spay or neuter their cats free in April

March 26, 2015 — 

Nevada Humane Society will offer no-cost spay and neuter surgeries, plus free rabies vaccinations as part of Community Cat, PetSmart Charities’ spay and neuter campaign to alter free-roaming cats.

If left unaltered, unowned feral and stray cats produce large quantities of kittens each spring, flooding local animal shelters and leading to higher euthanasia rates.

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Auditions for Carson Valley musical April 15 & 17

March 24, 2015 — 

Carson Valley Community Theatre is hosting auditions for “Marvelous Wonderettes,” a musical production written and created by Roger Bean and directed by Lucille Rao.

Auditions will be at 6 p.m. April 15 and 17 at CVCT’s The Annex, 1572 Highway 395, Minden. Callbacks will be at 10 a.m. April 18.

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Carson City ComputerCorps seeks volunteers

March 24, 2015 — 

ComputerCorps, a nonprofit that provides access to computer technology and skills training to underserved families, seeks volunteers to help with office and kitchen work, disassembly, recycling sales and computer repair.

Volunteers can earn a complete Windows 7 Internet-ready computer system for 48 hours of work.

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Annual 'Eggstravaganza' Easter hunt planned in Carson City

March 24, 2015 — 

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 1600 Medical Parkway, will present its Easter Eggstravaganza event featuring food, games, gifts and the Easter Bunny from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is free. For more information, call 775-445-5161, or email info@carsontahoe.org.

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Carson City news in brief

March 23, 2015 — 

Monday’s winning Calif. lotto numbers

Monday night’s winning California lotto numbers were: Daily 3 Evening: 6-5-8; Daily 3 Midday: 8-3-0; Daily 4: 1-3-0-3; Daily Derby: 1st:7 Eureka-2nd:4 Big Ben-3rd:9 Winning Spirit, Race Time: 1:41.97; Fantasy 5: 07-15-18-37-38.

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Anne Roberts

March 23, 2015 — 

Annie Hall Estep Roberts was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on October 29, 1922 to George and Letha Estep. She spent her childhood in North Carolina, graduating from Greensboro College in 1943 and attending graduate school at the University of North Carolina. During World War II, Anne was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, while serving in the WAVES, the women’s branch of the U.S. Navy, obtaining the rank of Lieutenant J.G. for her work in Naval Intelligence.

In 1949, Anne met and married James S. (Jim) Roberts, and the couple shared a life together for 61 years until Jim’s death in 2010. In their early years of marriage, Anne and Jim lived in Stockholm, Sweden, for two years followed by two-year stints in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1955, they moved to Reno, Nevada, when Jim joined the faculty at University of Nevada. The family lived in Lahore, Pakistan, from 1962 to 1964, giving the children a chance to see a very different part of the world. Upon their return to Nevada, the family moved to Carson City, where Anne and Jim lived in the same house for 45 years.

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Author to hold book signing at next Carson City Wine Walk

March 23, 2015 — 

Laura Lea White, the author of “Generational Gifts: The Legacy of Evelyn Marie,” a biography of White’s grandmother, who wrote more than 200 poems, will host a book signing event during the next wine walk from 1 to 5 p.m. April 4 at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

White’s book follows the life of her grandmother through the author’s own memories and the subject’s own poetry, which focused on the struggles faced while surviving the Great Depression.

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Nonprofit needs Carson City families to host foreign students

March 23, 2015 — 

The nonprofit ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host students age 15-18 from a variety of countries, including Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan.

ASSE students are hoping to experience American culture and practice their English language skills while also sharing their own culture and language with their host families.

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Carson City Open Space Advisory Committee meeting April 20 is canceled

March 23, 2015 — 

The Open Space Advisory Committee’s meeting scheduled at 6 p.m. April 20 in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center has been canceled.

The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 27 at the same place.

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Carson City Symphony Chorus calling singers to rehearse Tuesday

March 23, 2015 — 

The Carson City Symphony Chorus is calling singers to rehearse from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Choral Room of Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road, for a spring celebration concert with the Carson City Symphony on April 26 at the Community Center.

The concert will feature music by Mozart, Brahms, and Grieg, with soloists Sally Turk, flute, and Michael Langham, harp. The Carson City Symphony Chorus will sing Mozart’s “Te Deum” with the orchestra.

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Carson City Sheriff's Office reminds pedestrians to stay safe at night

March 23, 2015 — 

When the weather turns warm and the nights are not too cold, many people like to walk around Carson City and enjoy the night air and the view of the stars in the sky. This of course increases the number of pedestrians at night that will be crossing the streets and using the sidewalks.

It is also true that not all of you will use the crosswalks and sidewalks provided, and may cross the roadways where you should not or walk alongside the curb in the street. This creates a potential for a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.

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TOCCATA — Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to mark Christ's Passion

March 20, 2015 — 

TOCCATA — Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform its annual presentation of J. S. Bach’s masterpiece, the Passion according to St. Matthew, in three concerts, the first of which will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 501 California Ave. in Reno.

The program, in English, will feature selections from Part Two of the Passion. It will be repeated at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1041 Lyons Ave. in South Lake Tahoe, and at 7 p.m. on Good Friday, April 3, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd. in Incline Village.

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Partnership Carson City offering free diabetes self-management class

March 20, 2015 — 

People with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or family and friends of diabetics are invited to attend a diabetes self-management class developed by Stanford Medical School.

The free sessions, sponsored by Partnership Carson City, will cover healthy eating, problem solving relaxation techniques and how to make an action plan, prevent low blood sugar and deal with difficult emotions.

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Paiute Tribe members to feature at Pyramid Lake exhibit opening

March 20, 2015 — 

The University of Nevada, Reno’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center is opening a new exhibit, Reflections on Pyramid Lake, celebrating the history of the lake and the people who have called it home.

The exhibit, opening with a special presentation on Wednesday, March 25, will run through mid-September and feature a variety of paintings, photographs and other artifacts such as cradle boards, baskets, pelican eggs and a rattlesnake from Anaho Island. Items in the exhibit are from Special Collections & University Archives and other museums and individuals throughout campus and the community.

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Human Society's 'Bark Madness' campaign finding homes for pets

March 19, 2015 — 

To celebrate the NCAA March Madness, Nevada Humane Society is hosting a “Bark Madness” adoption promotion, in which adults cats over the age of three are available for free, through March 29.

Other adult cats that are not over the age of three are available for $25, and adult dogs are available for $50. Adults are considered four months and older. The promotion excludes specially-priced pets.

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California fifth graders reaching out for Carson City keepsakes

March 19, 2015 — 

David Banuelos and Bailey G., fifth graders at Napa Valley Language Academy in Napa, Calif., are looking for help from residents of Carson City and surrounding areas to complete their class reports about Nevada.

The students are asking Nevadans to send pamphlets, postcards, souvenirs, pictures of parks and wildlife or other items, such as a feather from the state bird or a leaf from the state tree or flower, so they can complete their reports, which are focusing on Nevada’s agriculture, history, economy, famous people, events, historical figures and national parks.

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Dayton Valley Dog Park Committee needs items for flea market

March 19, 2015 — 

The Dayton Valley Dog Park Committee is seeking gently used items for its flea market on May 30 at the Dayton Valley Dog Park.

To make a donation, call Andrea Platsis at 775-246-0814, or Naomi Oligney at 775-246-3107.

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Education achievements: University names Carson City women to dean's list

March 14, 2015 — 

Brayli Jade Dripps and Haley Patricia Stokes, both of Carson City, were named to the fall 2014 dean’s list at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Wash.

To make the list, students must have completed at least 12 credits and achieved a 3.5 or better grade-point average.

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Carson City filmmakers play on Irish theme for St. Patrick's Day film crawl

March 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 held Saturday, when films will be shown repeatedly from 4 to 10 p.m. at downtown businesses.

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.

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Utility officials urge Nevadans to fix leaks, save water

March 13, 2015 — 

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing “We’re for Water” campaign, this year’s Fix a Leak Week, March 16-22, encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year. In support of the campaign, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada is encouraging consumers to find and fix residential leaks to save water in Nevada.

According to the EPA, household leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water in an average home every year — the amount of water it takes to wash 270 loads of laundry.

EPA’s Fix a Leak Week tips include:

Check for leaks by looking for dripping faucets, shower heads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank, waiting 10 minutes, and seeing if color appears in the bowl before you flush. Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots.

Twist and tighten hose and pipe connections. To save water without a noticeable difference in flow in a bathroom, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.

Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for WaterSense labeled models, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.

In many cases, fixture replacement parts pay for themselves quickly and can be installed by handy do-it-yourselfers or local plumbing professionals. Irrigation professionals certified through a WaterSense labeled program can also check systems for leaks. To find WaterSense labeled products or a local auditor, go to www.epa.gov/watersense.

Arts & cultural events in Carson City focus of meeting Tuesday

March 12, 2015 — 

The Carson City Cultural Commission will elect its chairperson and vice chairperson and review a project that would line Carson Street with banners of images depicting local arts and culture events at its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center.

Sherry Rupert, executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission, will present about the history of the Stewart Indian School and future plans for a Stewart Indian School culture and welcome center, and Sharon Rosse of the Capital City Arts Initiative will talk about her group’s exhibits and events and its plans for the future.

Public comment is sought about Carson City’s International Film Weekend held Feb. 5-7 in the Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater.

For more information, go to www.carson.org.

Carson City hosting Chinese artist's calligraphy presentation

March 12, 2015 — 

Gardnerville artist Sonia Carlson is hosting a free Chinese calligraphy workshop at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, as part of the Nevada Arts Council’s “Work of Artists” series at the Nevada Legislative Building.

Growing up in Zhangzhou, China, Carlson learned calligraphy in school and folk dances from her family. Her free presentation, which will run until 5 p.m. in Room 3100, will intertwine cultural notes about China and Chinese tradition while encouraging participants to try calligraphy.

“The Work of Artists” is presented by the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, SENarts and Capital City Arts Initiative. SENarts is a partnership between the Nevada Senate, Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Division of Museums and History and the Brewery Arts Center. In a small and welcoming environment, artists offer insight into the work they do, the art they make and the talent it takes to produce their treasures. All presentations are free and open to the public.

Carson City Open Space Advisory Committee cancels April 20 meeting

March 12, 2015 — 

The Open Space Advisory Committee’s meeting scheduled at 6 p.m. April 20 in the Sierra Room of the Community Center has been canceled.

The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 27 at the same place.

For more information, go to www.carson.org.

Roads to Virginia City remain open despite detour

March 12, 2015 — 

Virginia City tourism and county officials are reminding attendees of the 24th annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry on Saturday that Virginia City can still be accessed on State Route 342, also called the truck route, a detour that has been in place since Feb. 18.

Access to the Virginia City Inn, Comstock Motel and the Gold Hill Hotel and Bar and other businesses located along the detour are made by traveling past the detour sign located at the south end of Virginia City. There are three ways to get to Virginia City: Geiger Grade, State Route 341 from Reno; Six Mile Canyon from Dayton; and State Route 341’s Truck Route from Carson City’s U.S. Highway 50. Each route is fully operable and provides access to Virginia City.

State Route 342 is being realigned around the pit and historic Silver Hill shaft that caused the detour in mid-February. The realignment is scheduled to occur over two phases. Phase 1 completion is expected to take 10-12 weeks with the State Route 342 by-pass opening on or before June 6, pending weather and unforeseen conditions. During Phase 2, there will be a brief road closure during December in order to finish connecting the new alignment to the existing road. The Nevada Department of Transportation will continuously monitor the realignment with oversight and collaboration continuing between NDOT, Storey County and Comstock Mining, Inc.

For more information about Virginia City events, go to VisitVirginiaCityNV.com, or call 775-847-7500.

Carson City museum hosting science program about desert life

March 12, 2015 — 

Desert Adaptation, a new science program designed for all ages, is coming to the Nevada State Museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The program will introduce visitors to plants and animals that survive in the harsh region, including the kangaroo rat, burrowing owl, desert tortoise, antelope squirrel, creosote bush, cacti and succulents.

Resident scientists will explain how plants and animals survive and thrive in Nevada’s desert landscape. Guests will test how temperatures fluctuate with or without shade and learn why animals burrow underground, even living without drinking water. Children can make a popup book or create a desert scene with stamps.

The program, which is also suitable for adults, is recommended for children age 8 and up. No reservations are necessary, and visitors may stay as long as they like.

The museum is at 600 N. Carson St. Admission is $8 for adults; free for museum members and ages 17 and younger.

For more information, email Deborah Stevenson at dstevenson@nevadaculture.org, or call her at 775-687-4810, ext. 237.

Carson City's Blue Bull hosting St. Patrick's Day celebration

March 12, 2015 — 

Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band will perform at The Blue Bull’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The event runs late and offers Irish food by Lifted Cafe, music, green beer and more.

The Blue Bull is at 107 E. Telegraph St. For more information, call 775-885-2855.

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