Series of free legal seminars offered in Carson City & Gardnerville

May 29, 2015 — 

Nevada Legal Services is sponsoring a series of free legal seminars, all of which take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

A session about bankruptcy is today in the Ormsby Room of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 811 E. Musser St., and also on June 23 at the Douglas County Senior and Community Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville.

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Carson City's Rockin' Rev to interview Doo-wop great Saturday

May 29, 2015 — 

Ken Haskins, also known as the Rockin’ Rev, of Carson City’s First Christian Church, will feature Doo-wop music and an interview with Doo-wop legend, Herbie Cox, of the Cleftones, on “Reminiscing With the Rockin’ Rev,” a program that runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday on AM 1180 KCKQ. The interview is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

The Cleftones began singing together at Jamaica High School in Queens, New York, in 1955. Over the years, the Cleftones enjoyed success with the hit records “You Baby You,” “Little Girl of Mine,” “Can’t We Be Sweethearts,” and the standard “For Sentimental Reasons.”

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Rattlesnake avoidance training for dogs offered

May 29, 2015 — 

Get Rattled, rattlesnake avoidance training for dogs, is returning to the Dayton Valley Dog Park from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20.

The course equips dogs with skills to avoid rattlesnakes. The cost is $75 per dog for initial training and $50 for a refresher course.

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Carson City Historical Society's yard sales has space available

May 27, 2015 — 

The Carson City Historical Society is sponsoring three yard sales at Foreman-Roberts House park on July 11, Aug. 8, and Sept. 5.

Spaces for $25 each are available to vendors at each event. Space fees go to the historical society as it finishes the interior of the carriage house at the Foreman-Roberts House.

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Medical marijuana in Nevada topic of June 3 meeting in Carson City

May 27, 2015 — 

Pam Graber, an information officer for the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, will talk about issues, myths and challenges of implementing Nevada’s medical marijuana program and share information about where the industry is headed at the next Carson Area Marketing & PR Network meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 3 at Lake Tahoe Brewing Co., 302 N. Carson St.

CAMPN is an association of professional marketers, marketing communicators, and public relations executives who gather monthly to network and share marketing and public relations resources, ideas and tips. Meetings are free, and non-members who are marketing, PR, or journalism professionals may attend with advance notice.

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Nevada State Prison Preservation Society representative at meeting in Minden

May 27, 2015 — 

Maurice White of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society will be featured at Douglas County Republican Women’s meeting on Wednesday, June 3, at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Doors open at 11 a.m. A buffet lunch follows at 11:45 a.m.

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Central Lyon County Fire District extending burn period through June 14

May 26, 2015 — 

Due to rainy weather, Central Lyon County Fire District is extending open burning through June 14.

All issued permits will be extended to the new closing date. For a permit, call the district office at 775-246-6209 before burning.

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Annual photo contest highlights the state's best photos

May 26, 2015 — 

Nevada Magazine’s 2015 Great Nevada Picture Hunt is now open for submissions. For 38 years, Nevada Magazine has highlighted the most beautiful images from around the Silver State, captured by local photographers. Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit photos of Nevada’s wonderful scenery and people. Winning entries will be published in the September/October 2015 issue and on its website.

New this year, submissions must fall into one of 10 categories: Cityscape; Rural town; Black & White; Long Exposure; Natural light; Event; Landscape; Wildlife; Portrait/people; Mobile phone.

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Input about Nevada's air pollution regulations sought

May 26, 2015 — 

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is hosting a workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 10 in the Great Basin Conference Room at 901 S. Stewart St. to hear comments about proposed amendments to Nevada’s air pollution regulations.

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is proposing regulations that will update the state’s adoption of federal regulations by reference, and amend the state ambient air quality standards and related definitions.

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Second of four horse adoption events is Saturday

May 26, 2015 — 

Fifteen wild horses will be offered in the second of four annual horse adoption events at 10 a.m. May 30 at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center. Public viewing begins at 9 a.m.

The horses range in age from four to six years and vary in weight and color. They are saddle-trained at the NNCC by inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections program and receive at least 120 days of training.

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Workshops to focus on drought assistance for Nevada ag producers

May 26, 2015 — 

As every county in Nevada is experiencing severe to exceptional drought, the United States Department of Agriculture is offering several federal assistance programs for Nevada agricultural producers. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will offer workshops statewide in June to provide discussion and information about these programs.

The workshops will touch on water conservation and emergency programs offered through the department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service; crop insurance, emergency loan and livestock feed programs through the department’s Farm Service Agency; and crop and livestock insurance production and cost insurance options for the 2016 agricultural year through the department’s Risk Management Agency.

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Veterans' graves honored with Memorial Day flags

May 26, 2015 — 

The Disabled American Veterans and other local veterans organizations in the Carson City area placed U.S. flags on veterans’ graves at Veterans Cemetery, located in the Lone Mountain Cemetery, on Friday, May 22, starting at 4 p.m. Other groups that assisted include Elks Lodge, Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC), Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts. Flags were available to those who wanted to post one on veterans’ graves in other areas of the cemetery.

Following Memorial Day activities at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 25, flags were removed from the graves.

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Free English language classes offered in Carson City area

May 22, 2015 — 

The ESL In-Home Program holds classes at no cost for ESL and English conversation in the areas in which English language learners live.

The classes are open to anyone who wants to practice or improve their English.

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USDA hosting grant workshop in Carson City for Nevada businesses

May 21, 2015 — 

USDA Rural Development will hold a workshop on its Value Added Producer Grant June 11 to help Nevada farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs learn about the program and whether they wish to apply for grants funds. More than $30 million nationwide is available to fund the grants.

VAPG grants can be used to develop new product lines from raw agricultural products or additional uses for already developed product lines. Military veterans, socially disadvantaged, and beginning farmers and ranchers; operators of small and medium-sized family farms and ranches; farmer and rancher cooperatives; and applicants that propose mid-tier value chain projects are given special priority in applying for VAPGs.

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Participants sought for Relay for Life July 11 in Carson City

May 21, 2015 — 

Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s biggest fundraiser to help cancer prevention and research, is happening from noon to midnight Saturday, July 11, in Mills Park.

Committee meetins take place at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Holiday Inn Express, 4055 N. Carson St.

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Golf tournament May 31 helps Carson City Community Counseling Center

May 21, 2015 — 

Registration is underway for the 21st Gourmand Golf Scramble, a tournament hosted by the Cracker Box, Café at Adele’s and Js’ Old Town Bistro that benefits the Carson City Community Counseling Center.

This year’s event takes place on Sunday, May 31, on the Eagle Valley West Course.

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Donations sought for World's Greatest Luau planned in Carson City

May 19, 2015 — 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada is busy planning this year’s Kids Auction & World’s Greatest Luau, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13, at Marv Texeira Pony Express Pavilion.

Organizers expect more than 800 attendees, who will partake in dinner, an auction, music and more.

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Annual tour of Carson River watershed June 9-10

May 19, 2015 — 

Carson Water Subconservancy District is hosting its Get on the Bus Carson River Watershed Tour, an annual two-day tour of Hope Valley, Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, TNC’s River Fork Ranch, Lahontan Dam, Stillwater and more, June 9-10.

The tours run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. The event includes discussions and videos to keep time on the bus lively and informative.

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Carson City ComputerCorps offering children's tech camps

May 19, 2015 — 

For the last 15 years, Carson City’s nonprofit ComputerCorps has offered Tech Camps for youths 10 to 15 years of age. The program has sent many students on to working with computers in business and schools.

Students at the Tech Camp have fun, learn about computer science and technology and even build a computer system for themselves or to donate to a local family in need.

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Carson City United Blood Services needs blood donations to meet summer demand

May 19, 2015 — 

United Blood Services Nevada needs to collect more than 9,500 pints of blood and platelets before May 31 to keep a steady and ample supply.

Memorial Day is the beginning of summer for the Blood Bank, when donations decrease just as the demand increases. United Blood Services is issuing a 9,500 Donations Summer Kick-off Challenge, in which it’s thanking donors with a pint of ice cream courtesy of Model Dairy at all fixed site locations in Carson City, Reno and Sparks.

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Annual flea market May 30 at Dayton Valley Dog Park

May 19, 2015 — 

More than 65 vendors will be offering bargains on flea market items and crafts at Dayton Valley Dog Park’s seventh annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 30 at Dayton Valley Dog Park, at the corner of Como and Dayton Valley roads.

Animal adoptions will be available at the event. Food will be provided by Dayton Valley Lions Club, which sponsors the Dayton Valley Dog Park.

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Carson City Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee meeting June 1 canceled

May 19, 2015 — 

The Carson City Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee is canceling its meeting planned at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, in the Sierra Room of the Community Center.

The next meeting is planned on Monday, July 6. For more information, go to

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Lyon County Republican Central Committee meeting June 6 in Fernley

May 19, 2015 — 

The Lyon County Republican Central Committee will elect its chairman for 2015-2016 at its next meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A, Fernley.

The public is invited to attend and learn more about grassroots politics and meet with Republican officials. Also members of the Committee will be representing the LCRCC at Oodles of Noodles in Old Town Dayton on both Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7. Anyone who stops by the booth can learn more about the club and register to vote.

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Ebola focus of multi-faith prayers in Governor's Mansion

May 18, 2015 — 

Liberia has been declared as Ebola-free and religious statesman Rajan Zed points out that multi-faith clergy praying together helped.

Faith leaders from various traditions prayed together in Nevada Governor’s Mansion in Carson City on Nov. 13 seeking God’s mercy on Ebola and for its worldwide victims and their loved ones and care providers.

Organized by Zed, it included prayers by Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i, etc., religious leaders.

Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism, speaking on the occasion, stressed that as religious leaders, it was their sacred duty to pray to God seeking God’s mercy on Ebola.

Zed urged religious leaders worldwide to organize multi-faith prayers displaying their unity and whole-hearted support in the international fight against Ebola and seeking divine mercy to halt its spread, as it still continues to exist in some countries outside Liberia. Reaching out to God always helped as God was full of mercy, Zed added.

Besides Rajan Zed, who recited Gayatri Mantra, various religious leaders who prayed in the service in view of worldwide Ebola crisis included Church of God in Christ Bishop Luther James DuPree Junior, International Community of Christ Chancellor Sean Savoy, Roman Catholic Sister Marie McGloin, Northern Nevada Muslim Community President Sherif A. Elfass, Buddhist Priest Matthew T. Fisher, Jewish Rabbi ElizaBeth W. Beyer, Baha’i teacher Roya Galata, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Area Seventy George Marion Keele, United Methodist Senior Pastor Dawn M. Pidlypchak, Lutheran Pastor Paul J. Bodin, etc. United States Senator Dean Heller sent a signed Certificate for the occasion recognizing this Multi-Faith Prayer Service, saying, “Your compassion is commendable and greatly appreciated.”

Devastating and horrifying Ebola virus disease reportedly killed 11,079 people, while its 26,720 cases were reported in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria and USA. Liberia and World Health Organization made the Ebola-free Liberia announcement on May nine after 42 days without a new case, while it is still not over in the neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea. Ebola results in diarrhea, fever, vomiting, bleeding and rashes.

May 16, 2015 — 

First Baptist to hold parking lot sale today

First Baptist Church of Carson City will hold a huge parking lot sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. It’s being hosted by FBC AWANA and the proceeds go to support youth ministries such as AWANA, youth camp and other church ministries. Items offered will include tools, furniture, Christmas decorations and many more treasures. First Baptist Church is located at 1750 N. Mountain Street at the corner of Bath and Mountain. For more information call 775-882-1851.

First Baptist to hold KIDZ KAMP

First Baptist Church will present its Vacation Bible School, KIDZ KAMP, which will be held from 10 a.m. to noon daily from June 8 through 12. Those participating will attend the “Journey Off The Map” into uncharted territory where they will encounter the unexpected waiting around every corner. They will discover Jesus is the ultimate guide on a journey unknown to them but known to Him. Included will be stories, games, crafts and snacks.

To register children online or for more information go to or call 775-882-1851.

Carson City's Beercade offering weekly line dancing lessons

May 13, 2015 — 

Bob Truesdale hosts line dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at Beercade, 1930 N. Carson St., adjacent to Carson City Inn.

Lessons for beginners and advanced dancers and coupls are available. Raffle prizes are also offered at each event.

For more information, find Beercade on Facebook.

UNR awarding 2,454 degrees in two days of ceremonies

May 13, 2015 — 

The University of Nevada, Reno is holding its spring commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, when 2,454 degrees and certificates will be conferred — 1,908 bachelor degrees, 476 advanced-degree certificates (master’s and doctoral degrees and education specialist certificates) and 70 University of Nevada School of Medicine degrees. The University awarded 2,251 degrees last spring and has seen a 37 percent increase in degrees awarded since 2007 due to increased enrollment and improved graduation rates. When combined with the Winter Commencement, more than 3,500 degrees are awarded by the University annually.

The commencement exercises will take place in three ceremonies on the University’s historic Quadrangle, located on the southern part of campus. Each ceremony focuses on particular colleges and, for the first time, confers both undergraduate and graduates degrees for each of those colleges.

Processional times:

Friday morning, with line-up at 7:45 and procession at 8:15 a.m., will be the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, College of Business and the Division of Health Sciences.

Friday early evening, with the procession at 4:55 p.m., will be the College of Engineering and the College of Science.

Saturday morning, with line-up at 7:45 and procession at 8:15 a.m., will be the Reynolds School of Journalism, College of Liberal Arts and College of Education.

Students receiving dual degrees may participate in more than one ceremony.

Media badges and media relations: If you need a media badge or need assistance, please contact Natalie Savidge or Nicole Shearer. Also, photos from prior Commencement ceremonies are available for view on the University’s online Media Kit page. If your outlet or station would like permissions to use any of the photos, please send the photo link to a member of the Communications Office.

Parking for media: Limited media parking will be available in an area adjacent to the Quad. Please park in the lot south of the Jones Center (silver 1 zone) and display your media ID or business card on the dashboard. Overflow parking for media will be in the North Center and Ninth Street parking lot (marked as silver 6 zone).

General parking: The public should expect and plan for traffic congestion before the events. Free public parking is available on the top two floors of the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex and in the West Stadium Parking Complex, both accessible off Virginia Street. Disabled parking will be available in the Joe Crowley Student Union metered area. Shuttles will be available to transport disabled guests to the ceremony location. Attendees are asked to follow directional signage from Virginia Street to access the disabled parking area. Shuttle service will be available 90 minutes prior to each ceremony to transport guests from their parking location to the Virginia Street Gym.

Inclement weather information: In case of inclement weather, the Commencement ceremonies will be moved to Lawlor Events Center. Media parking will be available in the first two rows of the Lawlor parking meters, south of the building.

A livestream of all three ceremonies will be available at Live streaming will be mobile-friendly. Closed captioning on mobile devices for the hearing impaired will also be available and can be accessed through a QR code provided at the event.

University graduates and their families are encouraged to join the conversation online by using the hashtag #PackPride when posting to social media. Those interested can also check out an infographic about the Class of 2015.

Nevada's oldest operating hotel reopening after renovation

May 12, 2015 — 

Nevada’s oldest operating hotel, established in 1861, is reopening Friday after a three-month renovation and remodel of the restaurant, lounge, bar and hotel.

New owners of the Gold Hill Hotel and Crown Point Restaurant, Robert and Nikki Wilkenson, also owners of Palace Restaurant in Virginia City and Heidi’s Family Restaurant in Carson City, said they wanted to complete the renovation to modernize the look of the historic property while remaining true to its Comstock and Gold Hill heritage.

Renovations included new furniture, paint with added wainscoting and historic photographs. The lounge is updated with new furniture and historic accent pieces found in storage. The historic bar was opened up by removing cabinetry and incorporating Gold Hill memorabilia. The hotel rooms, currently available for guests, are under renovation with a target date of late summer.

The restaurant is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Bar hours are 4-11 p.m. daily. Reservations are recommended for the Crown Point Restaurant; call 775-847-0111.

For room reservations or for more information, go to

Carson City events for National Foster Care Awareness Month

May 12, 2015 — 

To celebrate May as National Foster Care Awareness Month, National Division of Child and Family Services is hosting events, from casual picnics to formal dinners, to thank foster parents for their role in providing care and support to children. The division is also displaying a “thank you” banner on Carson City this week to show appreciation to foster families.

Foster care needs arise when the safety and protection of a child is not met by their parents or caregiver. If relatives cannot be located for a child who needs out-of-home placement services, DCFS helps by arranging foster care placement. The removal of a child from his or her natural environment is taken only as a last resort, as part of the overall continuum of services provided by DCFS.

Foster parents are required to attend a pre-service training prior to obtaining a license. A foster family must meet all minimum licensing standards. FBI background checks are conducted on all applicants and residents 18 years of age or older living in the home. Resource families must complete four hours of advanced training per year in order to keep the license current.

For more information and details about the events, call Lori Nichols at 775-888-423-2659, or go to

Drive for Your School fundraiser Saturday to help Carson High School cheer team

May 12, 2015 — 

Carson High School cheer team Drive for Your School fundraiser Saturday

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