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2014 for Carson City, state: Charged up by Tesla, celebrating 150

Nevada Appeal staff report

January

1: The Carson City Sheriff's Office has identified Guy Perry, 52, and his daughter Cassandra, 19, as the victims of a shooting in Carson City.

2: Tens of thousands of Nevada immigrants living in the United States without legal permission will be able to get behind the wheel and travel the roads of the Silver State legally under a new law that takes effect with the new year.

3: Nevada recorded just about the same number of traffic deaths in 2013 as it did the year before, just three fewer at 259 compared to 262.

4: At 3:04 a.m. Friday, January 3, Aiden Tait — weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 18.5 inches — became the first baby born at Carson Tahoe hospital in 2014.

5: Nevada faces a number of challenges in 2014 as an array of new programs such as unmanned drones, medical marijuana and driver ID cards for undocumented residents roll out.

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7: Students and teachers returned to find construction still under way at most schools.

8: Sen. Dean Heller was one of six Republicans who voted to overcome a filibuster to extend jobless benefits on Tuesday.

9: For her work with an after-school tutoring program, Lori Ann Shine, a Carson High School English teacher, was recognized as Barrick Gold's Teacher of the Month for January, a statewide recognition.

14: More than a dozen people — and about half as many dogs — gathered in front of the Legislature, waving signs and cheering at passing cars in a demonstration of positive mantras.

16: After additional money was found in the budget during the audit process, Carson City School District officials determined it should be used to give a 1 percent pay increase to all employees.

17: Federal officials have designated portions of 11 states, including Nevada, as primary natural disaster areas, highlighting the financial strain the lack of rain is likely to bring to farmers in those regions.

18: Glen Adair, who served as principal of Carson High from 1992-2004, died Christmas Day in Massachusetts, where he lived. He was 69.

21: William Dresser, 88, of Minden allegedly shot his wife at Carson Tahoe hospital. He planned to kill her, then kill himself, according to an arrest report.

24: Olympian Frank Thompson and Matt Amos, a wounded warrior back from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, were among dozens of gun fanciers shooting and schmoozing in Carson City.

28: While the state's graduation rate jumped by more than 7 percent, Carson City's rate dropped by about 3 percent, according to a report released by the Nevada Department of Education.

30: About 20 Fritsch Elementary School students competed in the National Archery in the Schools program's state tournament.

February

1: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada is partnering with the Hop and Mae Adams Foundation to create the Young Entrepreneurs Program to help young people learn the basics of starting a business and then helping them do it.

5: The Nevada Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a tough sex offender registration and public notification law enacted by state lawmakers in 2007 that opponents say will subject even low-level offenders from decades ago to undue ridicule.

6: Carson City government finances are good, though not exceptional, Mayor Robert Crowell said in his State of the City address as he urged a boost in sales tax to do capital projects.

7: Carrington Co., owner of Carson Mall, has told city officials that mall changes to accommodate Sportsman's Warehouse and Bealls will include eventual moves for the Carl's Jr. and Dutch Bros. outlets.

9: REDCO, which started in a California garage more than 65 years ago, now is a mainstay Carson City manufacturer with local and global focus.

11: Katy Gay, a 2006 Carson High School graduate, will manage Sportsman's Warehouse in Carson Mall when it opens in April and she begins her seventh year with the outdoor outfitter.

14: Several members of the board managing the Silver State Health Exchange charged that, if Xerox can't get its website and call center fixed, Nevada needs to consider dumbing the company.

15: Three items set for review before Carson City's Board of Supervisors deal with an expenditure plan for several capital improvement projects and their funding, including a one-eighth-of-one-cent increase in the city sales tax.

16: Western Nevada College's Jump Start program, slated to kick off in the fall, will allow high school seniors to attend their final year of high school at Western Nevada College, earning both high school and college credits.

19: In a wide-ranging interview with the Capitol press corps, Sen. Harry Reid said Democrats will field a "respectable candidate" to oppose Republican incumbent Brian Sandoval.

21: Students at Fritsch Elementary School proved their mastery of the scientific method on rows of neatly arranged cardboard displays set up in the cafeteria Thursday for the annual science fair.

23: Carson High school culinary students took gold in the hot foods competition at the ProStart culinary competition in Las Vegas — the school's 10th first place finish in the contest's 12-year history.

25: Twenty-seven senior boys will vie for the title of Mr. Carson High as a fundraiser for the school's cheerleaders.

26: The governors of Delaware and Nevada signed a first-of-its-kind Internet gambling agreement that establishes a legal framework allowing residents of the two states to play online poker against one another.

28: Authorities have found nine of the 10 puppies in a litter affected by rabies in Carson City, and at least 25 people faced potential exposure to the disease.

March

1: A governor-appointed mental health advisory council asked state officials to find solutions for overflowing Southern Nevada emergency rooms, after some Las Vegas-area hospitals started turning away ambulances because they were inundated with psychiatric patients.

2: All eyes will be on the governor's race when candidate filing open, waiting to see who Harry Reid and the Democratic Party have found to run against Gov. Brian Sandoval.

4: Leonardo Cardoza testified that he wasn't aware his car had crashed into Desiree Bragg until detectives told him the following day.

5: Carson High School student Jake Fenzke, 17, was named Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada.

6: Creations by students were displayed at Carson City School District's annual Science, Engineering, Technology and Math Night at Eagle Valley Middle School.

7: After more than nine hours of deliberation, jurors convicted Leonardo Cardoza of first-degree murder in the death of Desiree Bragg.

8: Gov. Brian Sandoval filed to run for re-election, saying it's premature for him to decide whether he will extend the sunsetted tax increases and funding diversions used to balance the state budget.

9: Bustling with activity, Carson Mall changes pick up the pace as if daylight saving time and a cup of Joe are spurring a retailing revival there.

11: The pilot of the ancient single-engine Cessna that crashed in the Piñon Hills area east of Carson City has been identified as Joseph James Miceli, 59, of Wellington.

12: Senior Kyle Denning was named this year's Mr. Carson High.

13: The owner-operator of High Sierra Brewing Co. said the micro-brewery and bar-restaurant will leave downtown near the end of March and enter the history books unless an investor turns up.

14: A potential conflict between those seeking to protect the greater Sage grouse and wild horse and burro advocates reared its head when the BLM's Nevada wild horse and burro manager pointed out he overlap between horse and grouse territories, especially in Northern Nevada.

15: The administrator of the state Health Division on Friday approved regulations designed to make marijuana available to people with certain medical conditions.

17: Nevada's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 8.9 percent to 8.7 percent in January, the result of a seasonal adjustment.

19: Iraq War veteran Rob Jones, a double amputee, pedaled through Carson City on his cross-country bike ride to raise money for wounded veterans.

20: Drones are up in the air, figuratively as well as literally, and Nevada has the lithium that could help lure Tesla Motors to the state.

21: The pool of seven candidates recommended for Carson City's open city manager post dwindled to five, but two of them are still local, the woman spearheading the search reported.

22: Using a sword from Nevada's fifth governor, Charles C. Stevenson, first lady Kathleen Sandoval cut the first slice of Nevada's birthday cake in celebration of the state's 150th year.

23: Seventeen-year-old Emily Eiswert hosted a women's self defense class as part of her Carson High School senior project. She also collected paper goods for Advocates to End Domestic Violence.

26: Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki chatted with Bordewich-Bray Elementary School third-graders Tuesday before reading to them as part of National Reading Week.

27: Olcese Construction began demolition on the McDonald's at Winnie Lane. A new McDonald's is being built in the same location and is expected to open in the summer.

29: Carson City Supervisor John McKenna told Republicans at a candidates' forum he still wants a vote of the people on the question of boosting the city sales tax an eighth of a penny.

30: With the candidate filing period closed and the political season in full swing, signs urging people to "Vote for Me" are appearing all over Carson City, whether they're legal or not.

April

1: Carson Mall activity reached a retail pitch this week now that the Sportsman's Warehouse soft opening slipped in ahead of schedule.

2: In finding out she was nominated for prom queen, Elizabeth Everest, 17, suddenly realized how close she and her classmates are to finishing their time at Carson High School.

3: A class-action lawsuit filed against Xerox and Nevada's health exchange alleges thousands of Nevadans may have paid for policies but remain uninsured because of ongoing problems with the online system.

4: The Empire Ranch golf complex issue dominated a Board of Supervisors' meeting, but no action resulted, and the board also rejected a bid for an evening meeting about revisiting a city sales tax hike.

5: Groups trying to bring more awareness to the epidemic of child abuse and neglect reports in Nevada studded the lawn outside the Nevada Legislature with silver and blue pinwheels.

6: Sportsman's Warehouse opened officially at Carson Mall, attracting hundreds of shoppers along with a few dignitaries for a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony.

8: Carson City students in need will receive a new pair of shoes through the Children In Transition's Step Into Spring Shoe Drive.

9: The budget plan for next year will likely be to maintain the status quo, Superintendent Richard Stokes told the Carson City School Board.

10: Tal Pierre Smith, a Nevada Department of Transportation supply technician stationed in Fallon, has been charged with using a state credit card to buy more than $250,000 worth of goods he later pawned or sold to pay for his gambling habit.

11: Joe Dini, the Yerington restaurant and casino owner who served longer in the Nevada Assembly than anyone else in state history, died Thursday. He was 85.

12: Images of a forced cattle roundup on a rural Nevada range sent ripples through the West, prompting elected officials in several states to weight in, militia members to mobilize and federal land managers to reshape elements of the operation.

13: The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values.

16: Ruri de Santiago-Ortiz and Alfredo Santiago appeared in Carson Justice Court on charges in the death of Leon Arellano Pacheco, 61, who was found unconscious and not breathing at the Stanton Arms apartments on Woodside Drive.

18: City government's sales-tax increase went through Carson City's Board of Supervisors like a not-so-instant replay called same song, second verse.

19: From composting and organic farming to raising animals for slaughter, children learned about the source of their food and fiber during the annual Capital City Farm Days at Fuji Park.

20: Sheep on Carson City's west side once again brought their chorus of "bah" sounds to the area, but no one recalling the 2004 Waterfall fire adds humbug to that repetitive bleating.

22: A 99 Cents Only Stores outlet is expected to open in half of the old Scolari's Food & Drug Co. space on East William Street, according to real estate and city planning people.

23: Local leaders joined a statewide initiative kicked off by first lady Kathleen Sandoval to focus on early-childhood education.

24: Campaign to Regulate Marijuana, a pro-marijuana group hoping to ride a wave of mounting acceptance for cannabis, filed an initiative petition aimed at legalizing recreational pot use in Nevada.

25: Buildings and grounds crews used a truck with a lift bucket and borrowed beekeeper suits to remove a colony of bees swarming in one of the elm trees across Musser Street from the Capitol.

26: Lisa Stocke-Koop, a science, technology, engineering and math teacher at Eagle Valley Middle School, was recognized for her commitment to her students as she was named the 2014 Teacher of the Year for the Carson City School District.

27: Top Texas leaders are accusing the federal government of trying to seize property they say belongs to local cattle ranchers, a dispute that involves the same agency that recently was embroiled in an armed standoff over land in Nevada.

29: Brian Waltz, who works in the information technology department for the school district, was chosen as the Carson City School District Classified Employee of the Year.

30: March gaming win increased 7.6 percent to a total of $982.2 million, buoyed by Baccarat and blackjack gains primarily on the Las Vegas Strip.

May

1: The fees charged by the silver State Health Insurance Exchange will more than double next year.

2: More than 300 law enforcement officers, family members and citizens gathered on the Legislative quad to honor three additions to the memorial to those who died in the line of duty.

3: Retired Marine Col. Nick Marano will become Carson City's next city manager, barring any unanticipated negotiating snag.

6: About 20 city leaders pedaled together through the streets of west Carson City as part of Muscle Powered's annual Celebrity Bike Ride, held to celebrate National Bike Month.

7: Washoe elder Jean McNicholl, whose grandfather was the first to settle the Carson Indian Colony, spoke to about 50 people about the history of the Washoe Tribe.

8: To kick up the celebration for Bike to School Day, volunteers with Safe Routes to School pedaled about 1,000 books to Fremont Elementary School to distribute to students as part of the national Ride for Reading initiative.

9: Environmental groups are appealing a federal judge's decision to uphold the regional plan update that the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency adopted to guide future development in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

10: A complaint filed in Carson District Court charges that the Labor commissioner is letting employers cheat minimum-wage workers.

11: Skeptics though no one would ever be able to say this about the bypass, but the end is in sight. From the nearly completed Snyder Street overpass, one can see where the freeway will finally connect to South Carson Street at Spooner Junction.

14: John Hurzel, owner of Grandma Hattie's restaurant and A Catered Affair in Carson City, was honored as community Leader of the Year by the Ron Wood Family Resource Center.

15: Residents strongly favored a design evoking historic feelings for Carson City's former Citibank building.

17: As a conclusion of Bike to Work Week, cyclists took a break at the Firkin and Fox for an outdoor dance party and raffle.

20: Western Nevada College graduated 543 students at two commencement ceremonies. The class of 2014 received a record 581 degrees and certificates.

21: Nevada's health insurance exchange board voted unanimously to dump Xerox and go with a hybrid federal-state exchange to provide health insurance benefits under the federal Affordable Care Act.

22: Sheriff Ken Furlong at a candidates' forum faced criticism from opponents about staffing in the community, but was given credit for combating gangs.

23: Carson City will be front and center when it hosts the 2014 NIAA State Track & Field Championships at the Jim Frank Track Complex at Carson High School.

25: Carson High School culinary teacher Penny Reynolds was presented with the 11th Annual James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Award during the Educator Excellence Awards Dinner in Chicago.

27: At a Memorial Day ceremony, Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell, himself a former Naval officer and Vietnam veteran, told an audience of about 200 they must remember that without the sacrifices of veterans, especially those who gave their lives, Americans would not have the freedoms we enjoy.

28: Porfirio Jauregui, 18, will graduate from Carson High School and will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — perhaps the first student in the history of Carson High School to do so on a full scholarship.

30: A new postage stamp commemorating Nevada's 150th anniversary features the coppery red sandstone formations of Valley of Fire, the state's first state park.

31: After serving at the helm of the school for the last six years, Ron Beck announced this year was his last.

June

3: Mayor Robert Crowell and Nick Marano, Carson City's new city manager, met Monday morning with a few city staff people as Marano assumed his new role.

6: Former Carson City mayor Marv Teixeira died June 6 at his home. He was 79.

7: A plan to raise tuition at colleges and universities statewide narrowly passed the Nevada Board of Regents in a 7-6 vote.

8: California Chrome, a horse co-owned by Topaz Lake's Steve Coburn, came up just short of the Triple Crown.

10: Eugene T. Paslov, a former Nevada state superintendent of schools who advocated education and culture for both the state and Carson City, died. He was 80.

11: With Carson City votes final and more than half of the Washoe County portion of Assembly District 40 in, P.K. O'Neill was headed for a clear victory in the race to battle Democrat Dave Cook and Independent American John Wagner in November.

12: Balancing water demands between human, agriculture and environmental needs was the focus of the "Get on the Bus" tour at the River Fork Ranch in Genoa.

13: Looking comfortable in the saddle, Gardnerville's Bob Moore guided his horse across Carson Street and onto the Capitol grounds as part of the annual Pony Express re-ride.

14: Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bob Goodman defended himself against questions about whether he's actually a Nevada resident entitled to run against Gov. Brian Sandoval.

17: Students from Harvard, MIT and Columbia, who are biking from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., hosted a Learning Festival at the Carson City Library.

18: A jet fire tanker belonging to Minden Air Corp. will undergo a series of test drops this week as part of its certification by the U.S. Forest Service for use in fighting wildfires.

20: Carson City moved a major step toward allowing medical marijuana establishments, including two dispensaries and prospects for more grow and production facilities.

21: Eagle Scouts flew into Genoa and Carson City on bicycles as part of their trek across America from California to Virginia.

22: An assault on the senses invaded downtown Carson City with tempting tastes sandwiches between sights and sounds at the 2014 Taste of Downtown.

24: The Carson Nugget is in the process of being sold to M1 Gaming of Reno.

25: Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint and Plan: b Microlounge must exit the building at 318 N. Carson St. downtown soon to make way for another restaurant.

27: Following up on the commitment to better fuse the missions and goals of both entities, officials from the city and school district met in the second of what they plan to make regular semiannual joint meetings.

28: The 17th Carson Senior Follies will key on the theme "Touring America" to raise funds in support of senior meals programs in Carson City.

29: Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of going extinct in North America for the second time in 13,000 years and deserves protection under the Endangered Species Act alongside grizzly bears, the desert tortoise and humpback whales.

July

1: Michele Lewis, the career and technical education coordinator at Carson High School, organized an effort to decorate about 25 chairs — most of which will also serve a planters for yard art — to be auctioned off a sa fundraiser for FFA during the Greenhouse Concert Under the Stars.

3: Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center placed fifth in Soliant Health's sixth annual Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. poll.

4: Kinderland Preschool showed its patriotic pride in its annual Independence Day parade, a route that loops from its Curry St. address.

5: Sherry Rupert, director of the Nevada Indian Commission, will join officials traveling to China to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Nevada Commission on Tourism's office in Beijing.

6: The Clark County public defender is urging the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice to push for changes in the law so some Category B felons can get good time, education and treatment program credits that reduce their sentences.

8: Carson City cleared Independence Day weekend without a major fire, according to Fire Chief Stacey Giomi, but he called for continued sensible behavior to help avoid one during the heat wave.

9: The Adams Hub, a business innovation incubator place downtown, is expected to open in a few weeks in Carson.

10: A double hit of little-but-big-name music groups wowed an overflow crowd as two members of Little Feat and the entire Little River Band rocked Carson City for the Greenhouse Project.

11: Carson City Beauty Academy closed this month, Sandra J. Escover of the beauticians' school at 1851 S. Roop St. confirmed.

12: A centennial ceremony for the battleship named after the Battle Born state brought a full-throated "Battle Ready" shout in Carson City.

15: Sheriff Ken Furlong challenged state officials to cooperate with local law enforcement rather than keep information on the medical marijuana system cloaked.

16: A 21-percent increase in people checking out Carson City for possible visits, with many of the prospects from California, was reported to the community visitors' bureau board.

17: Homes in Jacks Valley were threatened by a 150-acre wildland fire that prompted firefighters to seek voluntary evacuations.

19: James Sorrentino, the 101-year-old veteran who was robbed at his Carson City home on Memorial Day, was presented with $1,000 by Western Nevada College's Student Veterans group.

20: Hot August jazz comes calling again this year in Carson City via Jazz & Beyond, a 17-day festival that starts with a Mad Hatter Garden Party at the Governor's Mansion.

22: Carson City Manager Nick Marano says the city itself escaped major damage from heavy rains but that numerous residents — especially those along the capital's southern boundary — suffered serious damage to their landscaping.

25: A deluge south of Carson was a once-in-a-century occurrence, Douglas County officials said.

26: Sassafras, which calls itself an eclectic food joint, is moving toward hiatus status with the owner striving to keep such down time brief.

27: The number of rumors and unconfirmed reports Tesla Motors will build its huge battery manufacturing plant in Northern Nevada is growing every day.

30: Fuji Park was bustling with activity as vendors and organizers set up for the NV150 Fair.

August

1: Gov. Brian Sandoval and Mayor Robert Crowell wielded giant scissors to snip a ribbon at Fuji Park and Fairgrounds during a ceremony starting the official start of the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair.

2: Carson District Judge James Wilson ordered only one change to the petition seeking to mandate background checks for almost all gun buyers: language explaining the criminal penalties the petition would impose must be added.

3: Gene and Donna Allensworth, with their daughter, Michele, are in the midst of winding down their operation of Carson Market via a going-out-of-business sale that could last until the holiday season.

5: Wet weather and a soggy Mills Park resulted in a decision to cancel the National Night Out event scheduled there.

6: About 300 passengers on the Tahoe Queen were evacuated after the paddle wheeler ran aground about a mile off the shore.

7: An Israeli company plans a $58 million aquaculture facility near Minden that would produce 3,200 tons of salmon and sea bass annually.

8: There were no reports of injuries as a result of a flash flood that filled Buckeye Creek.

9: Living the Good Life opened for business at the corner of North Carson and Adams St.

12: A storm caused more flooding in the region, causing Douglas County to reach out to the state for assistance.

13: A week before starting their first year at Carson High School, incoming freshmen were introduced to the campus, classmates and administration during the annual orientation introduced by the Link Crew, a program designed to ease the transition into high school.

14: Greg Corbin is heading back to his future, becoming the director of the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

16: A study by Movoto named Carson City the fifth sexiest small town in America.

17: Tasha Fuson took over Carson High School as principal, replacing Ron Beck, who retired after 36 years in education and six years at the high school.

19: It was a day of "firsts" in the Carson City School District as classes resumed after summer break.

21: Financing for lights on hills near Mound House to help clear the way for night aircraft landings was approved by Carson City's Airport Authority.

23: Ruth Merriner donated $2 million at HopeFest 2014, an outdoor concert put on by Carson Tahoe Health Foundation. The donation will help complete the Merriner Cottages at the cancer center.

24: When Colin Kaepernick sits in front of his locker before games at the new San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium, he'll be surrounded by the finally crafted beauty of woodwork created at a millwork shop in Carson City.

26: A bicycle well known to longtime Carson City residents will be on the auction block when the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada holds its annual Luau.

27: Sen. Harry Reid's latest call to end legal prostitution in Nevada drew sharp reactions from two Nevada brothels.

28: A 6-acre fire ignited on Kingsbury Grade and was quickly contained.

29: Carson Tahoe Health facilities won't do exams for victims of sexual assault, Carson City Health Officer Susan Pintar said, and District Attorney Neil Rombardo then criticized CTH.

30: The top professional staff of the Brewery Arts Center has been ousted, according to a message posted on the organization's website.

31: Marlene Maffei was named executive director of Food for Thought, which provides meals for children in need.

September

2: Comstock Civil War Re-enactors staged a battle on C Street in Virginia City to celebrate Labor Day.

3: A public hearing on plans for altering Carson Street's downtown streetscape to promote a pedestrian-friendly feel is scheduled.

4: Thanks to the generosity of several area businesses and the booster clubs for football and track, the new scoreboard has become a reality at Carson High School.

5: Tesla Motor's Elon Musk told a crowd in front of the Capitol the company is moving to Nevada because "you've created a state where you can move quickly; it's a real get things done state."

7: Runners and walkers streamed down Eagle Station Lane during the IHOP memorial run, held in remembrance of Nevada National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Miranda McElhiney.

9: A supermoon, also known as the Harvest Moon because of its status as the closest full moon to the start autumnal equinox, rose over Carson City.

10: Lee Behel, killed when his airplane crashed during a qualifying round for the Reno Air Races, won praise as a pilot's pilot from the adjutant general of the Nevada National Guard.

11: Carl's Jr. at Carson Mall is closing and the building will be torn down for parking just west of a new Carson City furniture store going into mall space facing Carson Street next month.

12: The $1.3 billion package of tax breaks and incentives designed to bring the Tesla Motors battery plant to Northern Nevada was approved without a single dissenting vote by the Legislature. 13: According to Nevada School Performance Framework results, all elementary schools in the Carson City School District received three stars, while the secondary schools earned four.

16: Smoke from the 2,500-plus acre King fire will continue to fill the Northern Nevada area, the National Weather Service said.

18: Carson High School administrators took a pie to the face as a fundraiser for Link Crew, a program that pairs upperclassmen with freshmen to ease the transition to high school.

19: The Nevada Humane Society will oversee city animal services and the shelter due to an ordinance adopted and a contract approved by Carson City's Board of Supervisors.

20: The massive King wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames.

21: The deal bringing Tesla Motors to Northern Nevada has stirred up a storm of interest from manufacturers, businesses, developers and real estate speculators.

23: After 15 years in operation, the Mentor Center of Western Nevada will close its doors.

24: Jason Cloutier, 35, was sentenced to life in prison for the DUI crash that killed two in June 2013.

25: Federal Agriculture officials are threatening to take away the money they give Nevada to manage the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – food stamps — for low-income families, unless the state meets required standard within a year.

26: Downtown's capital project divided Carson City supervisor candidates as two incumbents and their challengers crossed verbal swords by cutting to the chase.

27: As firefighters continue to battle the nearby King fire, Carson High School biology students are working with local agencies to help restore areas still damaged by the 2004 Waterfall fire that charred nearly 9,000 acres in the hills of west Carson City.

28: First Presbyterian Church members in Carson City will vote on whether to leave Presbyterian Church USA for affiliation with an emerging group of orthodox Presbyterian congregations.

30: Nevada's Community College Consortium has been awarded $9,921,831 in grants from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program.

October

1: Buying an average-priced new car in Carson City will cost you about $40 more because of a higher sales tax.

3: Carson City will have a fair in 2015 and 2016, the Board of Supervisors decided, but a payment due sign hangs over future fairs.

4: After conducting classes in makeshift quarters for the first two years, the engineering program at Carson High School debuted its new laboratory.

8: A federal appeals court declared gay marriage legal in Nevada and Idaho, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 30 other states.

9: A blood red moon was seen from Carson City during a total lunar eclipse.

10: Kristy Best and Wednesday Smith became the first same-sex couple in the state to get a license at the Carson City marriage license office.

11: The Governor's Office of Economic Development board approved tax breaks for Amazon.com for its new distribution center in Reno.

14: Allen Newberry, 64, was presented with the William T. Hornaday Gold Medal, a national Boy Scouts of America recognition for those who have "rendered distinguished and unusual service to natural resources conservation."

16: After a flurry of activity and attention following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Nevada, Carson Clerk/Recorder Alan Glover says it's become a "non-event."

17: An "ongoing battle" to combat substance abuse and mental illness problems in tandem has been shortchanged by lack of funding, Carson City's Board of Health was told.

18: Officials from Carson Tahoe Health System, Carson City and Douglas County say no Ebola outbreak is anticipated here, but the area health care system is prepared in any event.

19: If the governor agrees, the coming biennium will see the end of the unpaid furlough days state workers have suffered for the past five years.

21: Carson City's Pete Livermore, whose career in public service spanned more than 20 years, died Monday. He was 73.

22: Tahoe Ridge Winery is the new tenant leasing the building that once housed Carson City's Station Grill at 1105 S. Carson St.

23: Bill Paxson, 69 of Gardnerville, won the biggest jackpot in Casino Fandango's history — $1,037,644.93 — on a Wheel of Fortune machine.

24: Students checked out a solar eclipse through telescopes set up on the lawn in front of Carson High School.

25: Nevadans will get the rare chance to see the traditional clothing of the Great Basin Native Americans during this year's Nevada Day parade, honoring the state's 150th birthday.

26: City government, industry, airport and development representatives say they hope to work together in coming months on helping grow business in and around the Carson City Airport.

28: The Governor's Mansion has been transformed into a haunted mansion for Halloween.

29: Among those planning to attend the Sesquicentennial Honoring Reception for the 1964 Centennial Indian Princesses at the Gold Dust West is Aloha Callac-Jones who won the crown in the traditional Indian princess pageant n 1964.

30: The 64th annual Nevada Day Show art exhibit, featuring paintings, photographs and sculptures, attracted 70 local and regional artists.

31: Nevadans earned the official record for the most people singing the state song at once.

November

2: Despite temperatures in the 40s and occasional rain, which canceled the annual hot air balloon launch, the parade and other festivities — the culmination of a yearlong celebration of the state's 150th birthday — was well attended and spirits were high.

4: Carson City voters who still want to cast ballots have their last chance to do that today for the 2014 election.

5: Supervisor Karen Abowd won re-election by thwarting the campaign of Lisa Helget, a vocal challenger for Abowd's seat on Carson City's Board of Supervisors.

6: The Parks and Recreation Commission voted unanimously to recommend Carson City's Board of Supervisors rename what is now called the Edmond Sports Complex and instead call it Pete Livermore Sports Complex.

8: Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell was named 2014 Pioneer of the Year by the Northern Nevada Development Authority for his contributions to the city and the Sierra region.

9: Outgoing Carson City Clerk/Recorder Alan Glover will wrap up a political journey of more than 35 years when he leaves office in January.

11: A massive, silver-inlaid, leather bound book containing the names of more than 800 Nevada veterans who died in service to their country was unveiled in a ceremony behind the Capitol.

12: As employment improves throughout Northern Nevada, employers are focusing recruitment efforts on the region's military veterans to fill blue and white-collar jobs.

13: A shuttle four times daily will connect Carson Valley communities and Carson City with Reno's airport and downtown.

15: A black bear sow and its three male cubs were captured on the west side of Carson City by the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

16: The unanticipated Republican takeover of the Nevada Assembly has thrown a potential monkey wrench into Gov. Brian Sandoval's plans to restructure Nevada's tax and revenue system.

18: "The Nutcracker" by Pinkerton Ballet Theatre will run for the 26th year in the Carson City Community Center.

19: The League of American Bicyclists recognized Carson City with a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community award.

20: For the 16th year, Salvation Army collected turkeys in its annual Turkey Roundup at Mike's Pharmacy.

21: Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

23: The Bob McFadden Plaza will join the Marv Teixeira Pavilion in commemorating couple of spicy characters who helped boost the image of Carson City.

25: Carson City, Douglas and Lyon law enforcement agencies participated in "active shooter" training exercises at the courthouse.

26: Robbie Hernandez and Jordan Burkhart, the two men who robbed a 101-year-old veteran on Memorial Day, could serve up to 35 years in prison.

27: Free turkey for all at the Carson Nugget was served up by local celebrity officials like Robert and Susan Crowell and other top Carson City elected officials or staff.

29: Five years of drought has reduced Washoe Lake to little more than a puddle and Park Supervisor Jennifer Dawson says unless the Sierra gets some moisture this winter, it could very well be dry next year.

30: Despite outgaining Reed 376-186, the Senators fell inches short and dropped a 28-25 decision to the Raiders at Bishop Manogue.

December

2: The restoration of the historic locomotive Glenbrook is expected to be complete in May, and the project took a major step toward that goal when its boiler passed inspection.

3: Property valuations in Carson City next fiscal year are up by $81.8 million, or nearly 7 percent, but percentages vary markedly in individual assessments recently sent out.

4: The governor and 2015 Legislature will have $6.33 billion in General Fund revenue to spend on the fiscal 2016-2017 state budget.

5: Design and construction of Carson City's planned animal shelter got on a fast track with approval of a $311,995 contract.

6: From tots and the tottering to some bearded guy all in red and white, folks enjoyed holiday hoopla at Carson City's Silver and Snowflakes Festival of Lights.

7: Two major accidents in the past month have highlighted the need for both pedestrians and drivers to be more aware of each other.

9: The combination of slumping gaming and mining revenues and unexpected increases in K-12 enrollment will nearly drain the state's coffers unless Gov. Brian Sandoval and lawmakers act.

10: Dunkin' Donuts is opening its Carson City location.

11: Government-funded preschool programs that serve about 1,400 students in Nevada are expected to cover hundreds more children over the next four years, thanks to millions of dollars in federal grant money.

12: High winds knocked out power to more than 6,000 Carson City and Douglas County NV Energy customers.

13: Marena Works, who was named deputy city manager in 2013, is moving to Carson City's Senior Center as its director.

14: A jammed Carson City Board of Supervisors meeting agenda includes public hearings and probable action on collective bargaining agreements forged with law enforcement representatives.

16: Carson City Treasurer Al Kramer will leave his elected post to become Nevada's deputy state treasurer for investments.

17: Emphasizing creation of 100 jobs, Dunkin' Donuts co-owner Nicole Hansen and Mayor Robert Crowell marked the official opening of the chain's Carson City outlet.

18: Holiday with a Hero provided 190 children in kindergarten through 5th grades $100 to spend at Walmart for Christmas gifts with a hero in the community.