Nevada Briefly 12/18

Holiday coin minting event Saturday

The mayors of Carson City, Reno and Sparks will be on hand for a special ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday for the striking of silver medallions at the Nevada State Museum.

The holiday event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mayors Bob Crowell of Carson City, Geno Martini of Sparks and Bob Cashell of Reno will help celebrate the minting of the Reno Coin club's 25th anniversary medallion and the President Dollar and State Quarter Exchange.

The new medallion will be sold at the coin press for $50. Medallions minted out of copper or brass will cost $10.

The museum store will have on sale the pictorial history book, "Remember When: Celebrating the History of Carson City 1858-1950," published by the Nevada Appeal. Special purchase price for the book and a .999 fine silver medallion will be $60.

In addition, there will be some coin and medallion educational displays, and the Museum Store still has the Lincoln bicentennial medallions in both silver and copper available. The silver medallions will not be minted after this year.

Museum admission is $6 for adults or $4 for seniors over 65. Children under 17 get in free.

For more information, call 741-0960.

Christmas on the Comstock in V.C.

Virginia City is always a step back in time and even more so at Christmas time, and doubly so this year as the historic town winds up its 150th anniversary year.

Virginia City Convention and Tourism Authority are hosting the finale of the sesquicentennial with the Virginia City Dickens Festival on Dec. 19 and 20, a celebration of the 1860s when Nevada became a state.

The Dickens Faire is a juried show with quality and handmade goods from the local area and across the country. Visitors are welcome to roam the fair, listen to the singers, eat roasted chestnuts and find unique Christmas gifts.

The evening features a Christmas dinner and ball at historic Piper's Opera House.

For those who don't want to drive up the mountain, a free bus shuttle will leave Summit Mall in Reno at 10 a.m. and depart from the Delta Parking lot to return at 3 p.m.

There will be a train from Carson City to Virginia City on Saturday with a return on Sunday.

Call 775-786-9754 or 722-5849 or go to www. for more information.

Boil water order lifted

A boil water order for residents east of Cheyenne Trail in Stagecoach was lifted Thursday.

Jeff Page with the Lyon County Office of Emergency Management said testing Tuesday and Wednesday determined the water was safe for human consumption.

The order went into effect Monday after a water main break near Cheyenne Trail. Residents of Stagecoach were affected.

The line was repaired Tuesday but officials wanted to complete testing before lifting the order.

Recalled H1N1 vaccine doesn't affect Carson

Carson City Health and Human Services said no lots of the referenced vaccine recalled by Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. of H1N1 pediatric vaccine was shipped to or dispensed in Carson City, Douglas County or Lyon County.

The announcement comes in the wake of an 800,000-dose recall by Sanofi Pasteur of pre-filled syringes of 0.25 mL H1N1 vaccine for children 6 to 35 months old.

The manufacturer is conducting this non-safety voluntary recall of the vaccine because it was found to contain antigen content lower than required potency. The four lots of Sanofi Pasteur vaccine that tested weak were not among those dispensed by Carson City Health and Human Services. Carson health officials assure parents that if their children were vaccinated by the Health Department in Carson City, Douglas County or Lyon County, they have been safely and adequately vaccinated against the H1N1 influenza.


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