Jim Valentine: Spring real estate chores

As we shake off the challenges of winter and prepare for the upcoming summer there can be a lot to get done.

Brandon Kealoha: Getting indulgent with Brussels sprouts

Did we ever think brussels sprouts would become so popular?

Carson City median home price hits $585,000

The data also showed the existing condominium/townhome median sales price in March was $270,400, a decrease of 21 percent from last year.

Chamber conference sheds light on critical challenges

The chamber is planning a Critical Challenges Conference on April 24 to address some of the citizen concerns being expressed.

Community helps 99 Cents Only employees; city reviews Sprouts plans

Ronni Hannaman, Carson Chamber executive director, discussed new businesses investing in the community, such as plans for a Sprouts market and Planet Fitness.

Jim Valentine: Staying focused in the storm

Real estate matters are of interest to the general public whether from a curiosity standpoint or to help determine a course of action.

Kelly Bullis: What is Modified Adjusted Gross Income?

MAGI is not MAGA. One is a term for identifying folks who support a certain political orientation, the other seems to be used loosely for all kinds of purposes and is not exactly the same in all instances. In both cases, just saying it can trigger a very negative reaction from some folks.

99 Cents Only in Carson to close as part of massive shutdown

The 99 Cents Only store at 2080 E. William St., will be closing in the near future following a vast shutdown of the company’s business operations.

New Carson City company building connections

Connections helps people slow down and talk to one another, its organizers maintain.

Recipe: Crispy feta eggs by Tara Riddle

Hello! I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter holidays. I know I enjoyed the supreme skiing with all of this fresh powder the mountains are getting. Maybe we will be blessed with another smoke-free summer. In the meantime, enjoy your powder days.

The Tropicana Las Vegas, a mob-era casino and Sin City landmark, closes after 67 years

LAS VEGAS — In the 1971 film “Diamonds are Forever,” James Bond stays in a swanky suite at the Tropicana Las Vegas. “I hear that the Hotel Tropicana is quite comfortable,” Agent 007 says.

JoAnne Skelly: Companion planting, fact or myth

When I have a question about the validity of a horticultural practice, I check out what Linda Chalker-Scott, horticulture professor with Washington State University, has to say on the topic. When wondering if companion planting was legitimate science, I read her article: “The Myth of Companion Plantings” at Putting plant companions together supposedly benefits each of them. Do carrots really love tomatoes? Does planting corn, beans and squash together, the “Three Sisters” method of native planting, have a basis in science?

Karma Community Food Drive accepting donations through April

The inaugural Karma Community Food Drive is underway and will continue through April. Karma Boxes located throughout the community are staples for those in need including food-insecure families or unhoused individuals seeking personal items and more.

Carson Burlington Coat Factory to close April 19; Jersey Mike’s Subs renovations underway

Burlington Coat Factory in south Carson City is set to close doors April 19, a store spokesperson confirmed Monday. The person, who did not want to be publicly identified, told the Appeal the store’s 22 employees were given the option of transferring to the Reno or Sparks store or receiving a severance package.

Jim Valentine: Spring in Northern Nevada

If you are new to our wonderful state, please appreciate the differences of how we do things here versus how you may have done them where you came from.