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Carson City

Rifle Range closed for three days

The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range, 400 Flint Drive, will be closed to the public until 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. It will return to normal operating hours on Thursday.

For information, call 887-2262.

Brewery plans New Year’s Eve Dance

Dance the old year away and ring in the new year from 8 p.m. to after midnight Dec. 31 as Pioneer Family Dance presents a New Year’s Eve Dance in the ballroom at the Brewery Arts Center.

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A dessert/finger food potluck will be at 10 p.m. and champagne or sparkling cider will be provided. Baby-sitting is available by the Girl Scouts for $6 per child.

Tickets are $15 at the door or online at nevadamusic.com. For information, call Darla, 883-9351

Silver Springs

Gibbons to visit elementary school

Rep. Jim Gibbons will visit the Silver Springs Elementary School, 3900 Spruce Ave., Silver Springs at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A strong supporter of improving Nevada’s educational system, Gibbons will participate in Silver Springs elementary School’s Annual “America’s Legislators Back to School Program.”

Last year Silver Springs was named a Distinguished Title I School by implementing and executing an ambitious education improvement plan.

“Silver Springs Elementary School has made outstanding progress in their efforts to improve classroom instruction over the past three years, and as a result was named a Distinguished Title I School. One of only two in Nevada,” Gibbons said. “This school has set an example for all schools throughout Nevada.”

The “America’s Legislator’s Back to School Program” is an opportunity for Nevada’s elected officials to witness firsthand the successes of Silver Springs Elementary School. During the visit, Gibbons will meet with educators to discuss the school’s plans to continue improving the achievement of students.

Washoe

Expect to see smoke from prescribed burns

Carson Ranger District will begin prescribed burns in the areas west of New Washoe City as weather and moisture conditions permit and only when air quality standards can be met.

Crews will begin burning small piles of brush and small diameter woody debris left from hazardous fuels reduction over the summer.

Control burns reduce wildfire risks and enhance forest health and wildlife conditions. Residents and travelers can expect to see smoke from these project areas.

“This important work will help reduce the intensity of a large fire; slow its spread, provide safer areas for firefighters to defend from and in general provide for greater protection for private property and homes near the National Forest,” said Larry Randall, acting district ranger, Carson Ranger District.

For information call at 882-2766.