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Carson City

Candidates debate tonight

Candidates for Carson City mayor, supervisor and state assembly will debate tonight at 6 p.m. The "no frills" forum, hosted by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce, will take place at Marlette Hall at Western Nevada College.

The 16 candidates will face questions from Robert Morin, a political professor at Western Nevada College. The audience will be able to participate by submitting written questions.

None of the three school board candidates will be in the forum, since only one seat is contested and that by only one person.

Candidates for mayor include Bob Crowell, Pete Hansell, Ken Haskins, Sean Lehmann, Steve McClung and Jim Shirk. Mayor Marv Teixeira will not seek a fourth term.

Candidates for Ward 4 supervisor include McGrath, incumbent Richard Staub, Jean Bondiett, Andrew Salm and Molly Walt.

Candidates for Assembly District 40 are incumbent Bonnie Parnell, Cheryl Lau and John Wagner.

The college is located at 2201 W. College Parkway.

WNC late registration ends Friday

Late registration for summer classes at Western Nevada College continues through Friday. Classes begin today.

A late fee will apply and class availability may be limited. For classes and information, visit

Earthquake preparedness program Wednesday

Carson City Fire Chief Stacey Giomi will present "Drop, Cover, and Hold," a program on earthquake preparedness 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St. The program is free and open to the public. For information, call 887-2244.

Free breakfast program offered students

The Carson City School District sponsors a free breakfast and lunch program to children, between the ages of one and 18 years of age. The program starts today and lasts through August 15 at the Boys and Girls Club, 673 Stewart St.

Breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m. and lunch will be served 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

For information, call 283-2150.

Pearl Harbor survivors meet

Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Inc. Silver State Chapter No. 1 meets, 10 a.m., Tuesday at Grandma Hattie's Restaurant, 2811 S. Carson St.

Breakfast or lunch may be ordered from the menu prior to the meeting.

For information, call 882-1842.

Tour the Carson River watershed

The Carson Water Subconservancy District will host a bus tour of the Carson River Watershed from the headwaters in Alpine County, Calif. to the Stillwater Wildlife Refuge near Fallon, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 26 and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 27. The tour will begin at the Carson City Smith's grocery store parking lot, 599 E. William St. The cost to register is $75 before May 30 or $80 later. Lunch and snacks included. To register or for details, call 887-7450.

Teach your dog to avoid rattlesnakes

The Nevada Wildlife Federation, Wildlife Rescue Foundation and the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Reno are teaming up to provide Rattlesnake Avoidance classes beginning at 8 a.m. July 12, 13, and 26 at Washoe Lake State Park. Training is scheduled throughout the day. Entry fees are $60 for the first dog; $50 for the second dog and $40 for subsequent dogs by the same owner. A licensed snake handler will provide safety. Dogs must be 6 months or older. Space is limited. For information or to register e-mail or call 412-1387.

Carson Valley

Senior council to meet today

Douglas County Senior Service Advisory Council meets 8 a.m. today at Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. For information, call 783-6455.

Young at Heart to meet today

Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club meets 9:30 a.m. today at Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. For information, call 782-6583.


Grand Sierra hosts Panic at the Disco

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino presents Las Vegas-based alternative rockers Panic at the Disco at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Grand Theatre.

Band members include Brendon Urie, vocals, guitar, keyboards; Ryan Ross, guitar, keyboards, vocals; Jon Walker, bass guitar, vocals and Spencer Smith, drums, percussion.

Tickets are $35 at 789.2000 or at

Give Hope group to hold benefit

The Give Hope Foundation is counting on the generosity of the local community to support its mission of helping children with catastrophic illnesses as it hosts its seventh annual fundraising event on Friday and Saturday.

The two-day event begins with entertainment, special guest speakers, food and a silent and live auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Eldorado Hotel Casino. Tickets are $125 per person or a table of eight for $800 at 329-4673 or at

Saturday at 8 a.m. is the annual golf tournament at ArrowCreek Country Club.

An awards presentation and a lunch conclude the day. Golf prices are $375 per person or $1500 for a foursome and include a round of golf, breakfast and lunch and two gala tickets for Friday night.

Register at Call 250-2998.


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