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Carson City

DUI checkpoint scheduled for Saturday

The Carson City Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI and seat-belt checkpoint from 3-9 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Drive and Lepire Drive. The checkpoint is designed to help keep intoxicated drivers off the road and encourage seat belt use during the Memorial Day Holiday.

Deputies are also taking part in the nationwide “Click it or Ticket” campaign to encourage seat belt use. Beginning Thursday and running through June 4, additional deputies will be on patrol looking for people not wearing their seat belts. Those found not wearing seat belts will receive a $67 ticket.

The overtime expenses for the campaign are being paid for by the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety in the Department of Public Safety.

Library will be closed June 1

The Carson City Library will be closed June 1 because workers and volunteers will be meeting to plan for future needs and endeavors.

The library will reopen at 10 a.m. June 2.

Regular hours for the library are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The library is located at the corner of Roop and Washington Streets.

For details about library programs and offerings, call 887-2244 or visit

Flags are available for veterans buried at Lone Mountain Cemetery

Local veterans’ organizations within the Carson City area will be putting U.S. flags on veterans’ graves at Lone Mountain Cemetery starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Other groups assisting are local Boys Scouts and Naval Junior ROTC cadets. Flags will be available to those who want to post one on veterans’ graves in other areas of the cemetery.

Following Memorial Day activities on Monday flags will be removed from the graves. The public is encouraged to participate.

For information call W. Wayne Willson 885-7351 or Ron Gutzman 882-6528.

Rides during steam up free to military

The Nevada State Railroad Museum’s Memorial Day Steam-Up will be Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Trains run every 40 minutes from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Enjoy a ride aboard historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad equipment. All types of military personnel including active duty, retired and any other noncareer veterans ride free.

For information, call 687-6953.

Free seminar on joint replacement set for Friday

Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare is offering a Seminar on Joint Replacement at 3 p.m. Friday. Sierra Surgery Hospital offers regular joint health symposiums for free. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about their specific needs. Sierra Surgery is on the Carson Tahoe Medical Campus, 1400 Medical Parkway. For information, call 283-3651.


Guess Who to play Atlantis this weekend

Prepare for a “Canadian Invasion” as the classic rock sounds of The Guess Who fill Atlantis Casino Resort Spa for two shows Saturday and Sunday.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 each night. Tickets are $27 in advance or $32 the day of the show, plus taxes, and are available at the Atlantis Gift Shop or by calling 824-4467 or at (888) 551-7007. Guests must be 21 to attend.

Reno & Virginia City

Ballet Nevada offers ‘Wizard of Oz’

Ballet Nevada will present a storybook ballet “The Wizard of Oz,” Friday and Saturday at the Reno High School Theatre, 395 Booth St., and Sunday at Piper’s Opera House, in Virginia City.

Gerald Pierce, an original Munchkin and soldier in the 1939 “Wizard of Oz” film, will narrate the ballet.

The ballet stars local professional Marty Lewis and a cast of more than 35 local dancers.

“The Wizard of Oz,” is choreographed and directed by Ramona Cachinero.

Friday performances at the Reno High School Theatre are 7 p.m. Saturday performances at Reno High are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance for adults and $5 for children up to age 11. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $7 for children up to age 11

The performance at Piper’s Opera House is 2 p.m. Sunday. Advance ticket sales are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $12 for children.

Call 329-2026 for ticket sale locations for all performances or stop by Ballet Nevada at 2920 Mill St. Call Piper’s Opera House at 847-0433 for matinee tickets.

Purchase tickets online at