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.

“We mostly gather to tell tall tales and give one another a hard time,” noted Hal Knudsen, one of the participants. “But several times this year, the group got together to clean up areas of the desert east of Dayton.”

Many of the group participants own jeeps or other off-road vehicles and enjoy hiking, four wheel driving, bike riding and other forms of recreation on our public lands.

“If we are out in our vehicles and see trash on the desert, then we pick it up so we don’t have to look at it on the way back,” said Keith Davis.

One of the areas the group has adopted is a site on public lands just to the east of Pine Nut Road near the gate of the Basalite quarrying operation north of U.S. 50 and east of Dayton. There were debris, spent shells, targets, carcasses, old shot up electronic devices, and old tires that were littered across the site.

The club is working with the BLM to adopt the site and to continue to monitor it. The group is asking the community to respect its efforts and stop trashing the site.

The club also thanks the BLM and Tires-Plus in Carson City for helping with the removal of the old tires from the desert and helping keep this site clean.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Free forum about Question 2, recreational marijuana planned in Carson City

August 18, 2016 — 

A forum to shed light on Question No. 2 is planned on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St.

Realities of Recreational Marijuana: The Colorado Experience, sponsored by Sierra Nevada Forums, will cover what Colorado’s District Attorney Mitchell Morrissey has experienced since passage of the Colorado’s recreational marijuana bill.

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Travel topic of meeting Aug. 23 at Carson City Chamber of Commerce

August 17, 2016 — 

Joan Thornton, sales representative for Mayflower Tours, will present the new offerings for the Chamber Travel Club at a meeting at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Chamber of Commerce, 1900 S. Carson St.

The topics will include: Cruising Cuba, 2017 Solar Eclipse travel, and riding the West Virginia Mountain Rails and Trails.

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Volunteer needed to serve on Carson City Open Space Advisory Committee

August 17, 2016 — 

The Carson City Open Space Advisory Committee has an opening.

The position is for a partial term expiring January 2017 to fill a seat vacated by Toby Welborn who is moving to Portland, Ore.

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Have coffee with Congressman Mark Amodei Aug. 24 in Carson City

August 17, 2016 — 

Congressman Mark Amodei, now on congressional break, will be addressing members of the Carson City Chamber and interested community members at a coffee session scheduled at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Silver Oak Golf Executive Conference Center.

Since serving in the House of Representatives, Congressman Amodei has continued his pro-business stance and has been recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his pro-business voting record.

A Carson City native and 1976 graduate of Carson High and student class president, Amodei was first elected to the U. S. Congress in 2011 and spends as much time in his large district as he can. His home is Carson City.

He will address the coming presidential election from the Washington, D.C., perspective and will enlighten attendees on the last days of the Obama era.

The coffee with Mark Amodei event is free, but those wishing to attend must RSVP by calling the Chamber at 775-882-1565.

Youth programs offered with Carson City Parks and Recreation

August 17, 2016 — 

Carson City Parks and Recreation is rolling out youth programs for the upcoming school year, and families are invited to learn more about them at a meet and greet from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19.

The programs, offered both before and after school, are for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The meet and greet in the gym of the Carson City Community Center will offer the chance to meet the staff who will be caring for their children throughout the year. The event is open to families already enrolled in programs with Parks and Recreation, in addition to families who may be seeking before and after school care as well as school year breaks.

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Nevada recycled art contest underway through Oct. 23

August 17, 2016 — 

The Nevada Recycles program has partnered with The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas to support a statewide recycled art contest to increase Nevadans’ awareness and interest in recycling.

Entrants must be Nevada residents and projects must be composed of used recyclable materials. Submission of an entry form and photos of artwork are due by Oct. 23.

In addition to a $200 prize to the first place class project, The Venetian and The Palazzo will provide first, second and third ($250, $100 and $50 respectively) prizes in four categories: Kindergarten-Grade 5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 and Adult.

Materials that can be used include, but are not limited to, tires, electronics, appliances, plastic bags, bottles, batteries and aluminum cans. Fastening materials may include tape, glue and/or string.

In 2015, Nevada’s recycling rate was 20.8 percent. Based on residential and commercial sector data, Nevadans (including the influence of the tourist population) throw away about 5.5 pounds of trash, per person, per day. That’s approximately three million tons of trash that enters a landfill each year.

“Recycling is the easiest thing we can do to save energy, conserve natural resources and create green jobs,” said Pranav Jampani, Assistant Director of Sustainability for The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo.

Winners will be announced prior to America Recycles Day, which is Tuesday, Nov. 15. More information about the contest, along with submission guidelines, is available at

Harry Potter movies to be screened in Virginia City

August 16, 2016 — 

Harry Potter fans will descend on Virginia City High School’s softball field to watch the series, based on the fantasy books by J.K. Rowling, over four weeks.

Storey County Public Library’s Teen Tech Club is presenting Friday evening movies starting with “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on Aug. 19.

Other showings include “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” on Aug. 26; “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” on Sept. 2; and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” on Sept. 9.

The movies begin at dark, around 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. Popcorn and soda will be available for sale at a concession stand. Attendees are invited to bring chairs and blankets.

Dangberg Ranch in Minden hosting chautauqua of John Muir Aug. 24

August 16, 2016 — 

Don Baldwin will portray John Muir, at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Wednesday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Known as “John of the Mountains”, Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada of California, have been read by millions. Muir’s activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas.

The Chautauqua Series is sponsored by Soaring NV, Bently Enterprises, Carson Valley Accounting, Horse Tales Publications, Carson Valley Times, Carson Valley Inn and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation. This series is also made possible with the assistance of Nevada Humanities, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tickets are $5 for adults, free for 16 and younger. Tickets are available in Gardnerville at Battle Born Wine, in Minden at 88 Cups & More, and can also be purchased at Unless sold out, tickets will also be available at the gate.

Growing up in the shadow of Yosemite National Park, Don Baldwin’s deep affinity with the Sierra led him to create a dramatic first-person portrayal of the famous naturalist John Muir. He performs for a wide range of audiences including schools and colleges, churches and religious organizations, environmental groups, service clubs and senior residences.

The park is located at 1450 Highway 88, 1/4 mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. This is an outdoor event, and visitors should bring their own seating. Dogs are not permitted at this event.

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The park’s final performance this season at the park will be “Mary Pickford” on Sept. 7. The park’s full 2016 event schedule is available at the park’s website.

Free citizenship study class starts Aug. 27 at Carson City Library

August 16, 2016 — 

A free U.S. citizenship study class starts on Saturday, Aug. 27 and runs for a dozen weeks at the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St.

The class, sponsored by ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada, meets from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Digitorium on the first floor of the library.

For more information or to register, call 775-888-2021.

Military Legal Assistance hosting veterans workshop Saturday

August 15, 2016 — 

The Nevada Attorney General’s Office of Military Legal Assistance will be hosting a workshop to help Nevada veterans with legal documentation drafts on Saturday.

The free event is open to all Nevada veterans and will be able to discuss and help draft wills and powers of attorney as well as discuss legal issues relative to family law, bankruptcy, consumer issues, landlord/tenant and access/denial to public benefits. The Nevada Department of Veteran Services officers also will be present to answer and address benefit needs.

The event is held by the @EASE program with the Attorney General’s Office, which is an attorney general-led, public-private partnership that offers the military community access to pro bono civil legal services.

The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. There also will be workshops at least once a month throughout the state. For more information email or visit

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