Burning suspended in Lyon County
The Central Lyon County Fire Protection District is reminding the community that all burning has been suspended for the duration of fire season.
Cpt. Chuck Ritter, of the Fire Prevention Division reports Northern Nevada has been experiencing record-breaking high temperatures along with no precipitation, creating ideal wildland fire conditions.
The Fire District encourages all residents to keep their property clear for defensible, survivable space and to be safe in the wilderness with campfires and smoking materials, obeying local burning regulations.
Burning in the Central Lyon County Fire Protection District will resume in late fall after adequate rainfall. For information on making your home fire safe, contact the Fire District at 246-6209.
Babe Ruth sign-ups open
Lyon County Babe Ruth is now taking sign-ups. Fall baseball is open to all boys and girls who will be between 12-16 by May 1, regardless of ability.
Cost is $50 per player, which includes a hat, jersey and socks. Players provide gray game pants and glove and cleats.
This will be Lyon County Babe Ruth's third year of fall baseball. The league will play teams from Carson, Truckee, Sparks, North and West Reno, Gardnerville, north valley and maybe even some from northern and central California teams.
Practice starts at 5 p.m. Monday. Games begin the last week in September. Lyon County Babe Ruth will host a two-day round robin tournament Oct. 4-5 in Dayton.
The Annual Fall Ball car wash will be from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Sunday to help cover the cost for those players not able to afford the sign-up fees.
To sign up or for more information, call Korey Farnworth at 450-9124.
Lyon GOP to meet
Lyon County Republican Central Committee will meet 10 a.m. Saturday at the McAtee Building, 2475 Ft. Churchill Road, Silver Springs.The committee will also hold a fundraiser and barbecue Sept. 27, at Penny Park in Silver Springs. For information and directions, call 246-3106 or 575-4058.
Community Barter and Yard Sale set
A Community Barter and Yard Sale will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 20 in Silver City Park. Participants should bring a table and items to sell or barter.
Community Chest has put together a map of all yard sales happening in the Virginia City area that day, and Silver City's community sale is on their map too.
Silver City Task Force will sell water and soft drinks at the park, and the Volunteer Library will be selling rare books.
Call Quest Lakes at 847-0742 for more information.
Sign up for poker run
The Virginia City Motorcycle Club will offer "The Wild Horse Poker Run" at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center on Sunday
This is an off-road event for motorcycles and ATV quads, with proceeds to benefit the Storey County Firefighters Association.
Sign-up is from 8-10 a.m. and the first rider out will be at 9 a.m., last rider out at 10 a.m. Cost is $20 per rider. The course for motorcycles is a 25-mile loop over rugged two-track and single-track terrain; and for ATVs, a 20-mile loop over rugged two-track terrain.
Riders must be 15 or older, motorcycles must be 25cc and above, ATVs must be 200cc and above, approved spark arrestors are mandatory.
Contact the Virginia City Motorcycle Club for more guidelines, restrictions and information at 775-530-6738 or www.vcgp.com.
Walk on the Wild Side in VC
One of the "Party of the Year" fundraisers at the Fourth Ward School museum in Virginia City is "A Walk on the Wild Side" a tour of D Street, from 10 a.m-2 p.m. Oct. 4 in Virginia City.
State Historic Preservation Officer Ron James will lead the walk, showing where the cribs in the Red Light District and the mine offices used to be.
End the walk with a sinfully delicious barbecue lunch and time for more questions and quips at the Fourth Ward School. Cost is $80.
For tickets and details, call 847-0975. Advance purchase only.
Outhouse races coming up
Virginia City's World Championship Outhouse Races are set for Oct. 4-5 on C Street in Virginia City, and for the first time, some races will be "ladies only."
The event begins with the outhouse parade at noon on C Street, Oct. 4, followed by races every half hour until 5 p.m., with the Show N Shine in the Bucket of Blood Parking Lot. Race finals will start again at noon on Oct. 5.
Each year local businesses decorate their outhouses, train for the running, and invite others to join. Several out of state outhouse racers have brought their outhouses to join in the festivities. To the delight of the visitors from all over the world, and locals alike, it's fun for all.
It is not too late to build your outhouse and join us in the race, or as a parade entry. Rules and regulations are available online at www.VisitVirginiaCityNV.com or stop by the Visitors Center at, 86 South "C" Street. You can also call 775-847-4FUN (4386), or 800-718-SLVR (7587) or email to: email@example.com.
Storey County GOP to meet
The Storey County Republican Central Committee will meet on Sept. 27 for a BYO meat barbecue and side dish to share party at 2428 Cartwright Road in the Virginia City Highlands.
The meeting will start at 4 p.m. with an hour of socializing and dining, then the new, revised party by-laws will be reviewed and approved. After that, the meeting is open to discussion of the GOP national convention and the Rally for the Republic that took place this month in St. Paul.
For more information & to RSVP, contact Cynthia Kennedy at 847-9847 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://republican.meetup.com/567/. You don't need to be a member of the Republican party to attend.
Community yard sale planned
A community yard sale will be held for Virginia City and Silver City on Sept. 20.
Residents can hold their sales in their yards, and for $5 have their addresses featured on a town map which will be made available to shoppers.
Ads will be placed in newspapers and on radio stations, paid for by the $5 entry fee
Call Sue at 847-0692..
Dance classes at St. Mary's Art Center
Debbie Obiedo has moved her dance classes from Piper's Opera House to St. Mary's Art Center.
The hip-hop dance classes will be 4-4:45 p.m. for kindergartners through sixth-graders, and middle-school-age students from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesdays.
The tap classes have been canceled because St. Mary's Art Center, at 55 R Street, can't allow tap classes on their historic floors.
Cost is $8 per session for K-6th-graders and $10 per session middle-schoolers.
For more information, call Debbie Obiedo at (775) 901-2042.
Railroad photography featured in new exhibit
"Beebe & Clegg on the Comstock," a collection of photographs by two of the best known names in the field of railroad photography and history: Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg, will be displayed at the Comstock History Center through April 2009.
During the 1940s, '50s and '60s, Beebe and Clegg published dozens of books documenting in pictures and words the final days of steam railroading in the United States . Of particular interest to them was the fabled Virginia & Truckee Railroad, which they first recorded for their 1947 book "Mixed Train Daily."
The majority of the photos represented in the exhibit were taken in the 1940s by Beebe and Clegg for publication.
In addition, this exhibit features collected Beebe and Clegg ephemera provided by Andria Daley of Reno and Joe Curtis of the Mark Twain Bookstore in Virginia City.
The Center, on the corner of E and Union Streets, Virginia City, is open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be reached at 775-847-0419. Admission is free. Call 775-847-0281.