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CBS News television show “48 Hours Mystery” will be showing “Power, Passion and Poison,” about former Nevada controller Kathy Augustine.

This show will broadcast at 11 p.m. Saturday on CBS. Broadcasts are also available on iTunes.

Carson City

Emergency firefighters sought

The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City Field Office is currently accepting applications for the emergency firefighter program. These are temporary, on-call positions that do not earn sick leave, annual leave or overtime.

Through this program the field office can support Great Basin Management Teams, shortages in the seasonal work force and shortages in the workforce during heavy fire years. Applications will be accepted through the close of business May 14. All candidates who are selected will be mailed information.

Mother’s Day donors can enter to win pendant

In honor of Mother’s Day, every person who donates blood at United Blood Services can enter to win a ruby and 14kt yellow gold pendant. All donors can now receive free a total cholesterol screening with each donation.

This Saturday there will be quesadillas for all donors in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, call 887-9111, or visit

Ron Wood center to give free child seat inspections

The Ron Wood Family Resource Center is offering free child seat inspections, through a grant with the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.

Seat inspections are by appointment only. The office is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday and is at 212 E. Winnie Lane. Call 884-2269.

Boy Scouts to hold rummage sale

Boy Scout Troop No. 145 will be holding its 18th annual rummage sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Seeliger Elementary School’s gym, 2800 S. Saliman Road.

Proceeds from the sale go to offset the expenses for the scouts’ summer camp and an August backpacking trip. Local businesses like Wal-Mart, Sears, Empire Ranch and Eagle Valley golf courses and Red’s Old 395 Grill are providing event support, as well as local clubs such as the Kiwanis.

Douglas County

DAWG to hold Cinco de Mayo adoption event at shelter

The Douglas Animal Welfare Group will hold a Cinco de Mayo adoption event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Douglas County Animal Shelter, 921 Pine Nut Road in Gardnerville. All adoptions include a free spay or neuter and free obedience training.

There will also be other free pet gifts. Mexican snacks and soft drinks will be on hand at no cost. For information, call 782-9061 or visit

Virginia City

Mountain Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday

The 25th annual Chili on the Mountain Chili Cook-Off, an International Chili Society sanctioned event, will be Saturday in Virginia City. Cooking begins at 10:30 a.m. with tasting at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets for tasting will be sold for 50 cents each; a tasting kit comes with ticket purchase.

The competitor that receives the most tickets gets the People’s Choice award. There will be live mariachi music from noon-2 p.m. and a piñata every hour from noon-4 p.m.

Art exhibit on drug abuse opens Saturday

The Comstock History Center in Virginia City will host an opening reception for an art exhibit by the students of Virginia City High School on the effects of drug and alcohol abuse from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the center, 20 N. E St. Call 847-0281.