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‘Thank you, firefighters’ isn’t enough, but it’s a start

by Kim Riggs

First, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the wonderful job all the firefighters did to protect so many homes.

I got to see a miraculous effort at Ash Canyon, until the Sheriff’s Department threatened to arrest me unless I left. Thinking that they might know more, I listened and headed down the hill a safe distance away from the intense flames and said a prayer.

To my amazement, we walked back in a couple hours later, and not one home had been lost. Firefighters, thank you is not enough for putting your lives on the line, but it’s a start.

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Thursday, Cory King is presenting Teen Pizza Night at the Carson City Library for grades 6 and up.

The annual Carson High School Basketball Camp helps boys and girls dial in some great fundamentals with coaches Bruce Barnes and Carlos Mendeguia. The CHS varsity boys team will be there to help teach and give encouragement. Don’t wait to sign up.

The regional chili cookoff is at Glen Eagles restaurant this weekend. Proceeds help local children at the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada. Besides buying a chili-tasting kit, the public is invited to stop by and have lunch and dinner of burgers and hot dogs. There will be live music and a dunk tank featuring local celebrities.

I received an e-mail from Rob Love about the third annual Nevada State Prison Art Show. Several readers called me last year to thank me for putting this event in the paper. First, they didn’t know the program existed, and, second, they found marvelous art.

Prisoners in this program are giving back restitution by creating art, selling it back to the public then helping others in our community. Last year, the inmates contributed $3,500 to Empire Elementary School.

Check out the rock art, leather craft, paintings, jewelry, American Indian art, woodwork, children’s furniture and stuffed animals.

Carson City Assemblyman Ron Knecht will speak at the Carson City Republicans Tuesday.

Out & About

What: Carson City Library Teen Pizza Night

Where: 400 N. Roop St.

When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday

Details: Free pizza and drinks will be provided. There will be board games available or participants can bring their own.

Info: Pick up a program calendar at the library or call the youth desk at 887-2244, ext. 1004

Cost: Free

What: Carson High School Summer Basketball Camp

Where: Carson High Gym

When: Aug. 2-3

Contact: Bruce Barnes at 885-0978 or 887-3479

Who: The Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada

What: Regional chili cookoff – chili-tasting kits and $5 lunch or dinner specials provided by Glen Eagles restaurant; live music and dunk tank.

Where: On the lawn at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St.

When: Saturday and Sunday

Cost: To register to compete in the chili or salsa cookoff, call Bob Grayson at 882-6878 or Chuck Byrne at 887-1254. Entry fee for red chili is $35, chili verde $20 and salsa $10. This regional cookoff is sanctioned under the International Chili Society. The first-place winner will compete in the World Chili Cookoff in Las Vegas.

Proceeds benefit: The Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada, Carson-Tahoe Cancer Center.

Contact: Maria Wilson at 882-8820, Pam Graber at Carson-Tahoe at 883-3308 or Vicki Shell at Glen Eagles 884-4414

What: Nevada State Prison’s third annual art show

Details: A picture ID card is required; do not wear blue jeans. Checks and money orders only.

Where: 3301 E. Fifth St., Carson City

When: July 27-28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day

Proceeds benefit: Empire Elementary School

Contact: James Baca, associate warden of programs, 887-3464

Who: Carson City Republicans

Where: Carson Nugget

What: Guest speaker Assemblyman Ron Knecht

When: Tuesday

Cost: $15 per person

Contact: RSVP to Phyllis Furlong at 841-3553.

If you would like your information to be included, e-mail me at kimriggs@att.net.