Community briefs

Carson City

Carson City's Wild West roots exposed

There will be a guided walking tour of the historic Kit Carson Trail, intended to take participants to a time when Carson City was "anything but genteel." Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children 6-10 years old. For information, call 1-(800)-NEVADA or visit

Railroad museum offers free rides for servicemen

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will be offering free train rides to servicemen, active duty, retired and veterans this weekend to thank them for their service. The museum will be open regular hours all weekend and will be open for Memorial Day's observance on Monday. For information, call the museum at 687-6953.

Third street closed for Wild West Tour

Third Street between South Curry and Carson streets will be closed 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday for the annual Wild West Tour.

The tours begin at this location rather than the Nevada State Museum.

For information, call 687-7410.

United Blood Services hold Memorial Day drive

The United Blood Services will be holding a blood drive barbecue on Memorial Day this Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their office at 256 E. Winnie Lane. Those who donate on Sunday or Monday receive a free $5 gas card. United Blood Services will be open all Memorial Day weekend. For information, call 887-9111 or visit

Douglas County

DAWG holds "used pet sale"

The Douglas Animal Welfare Group will be holding the "used pet sale" adoption event at the Douglas County Animal Shelter, 921 Pinenut Road from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday. There is a free spay or neuter with every adoption from this event. Call 267-7325.


Lyon County Museum anniversary celebration this weekend

The Lyon County Museum will be celebrating its anniversary 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 215 S. Main St. in Yerington. The museum was opened in 1978. Music, refreshments and tours will be provided.


Log flume ride at Rancho San Rafael free this weekend

Kids get a free trip down the log flume ride with a paid admission this weekend. Admission is $5 for adults, $3.50 for children aged 3 - 7 and seniors. For information, call 785-4844.

Meet "Foley the Friendly Sheep" Saturday

Children aged 3 - 7 can spend an hour with "Foley the Friendly Sheep" at a free Junior Rancher program at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bartley Ranch Regional Park's Western Heritage Interpretive Center, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno. For information call 828-6612.


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