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Carson City

Governor to speak at leadership forum

The Carson City Leadership Classes present an open forum to address issues facing our community and how we can work together to assure increased business opportunities. Without a safe and growing community, our businesses will suffer.

Hear from current leaders how they plan to address issues of concern. Special luncheon speaker is Gov. Jim Gibbons on Nevada’s economy and what to expect in the next legislative session.

Forum is from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Carson Nugget ballroom. Cost is $75 per person. Reservations due by Tuesday. Call 882-1565.

Author to lecture on stagecoach robberies

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The history of stagecoach robberies in Nevada boasts some of the most daring adventures involving highwaymen, the boldest and most ingenious road agents and many thrilling pursuits and arrests. The Nevada State Museum will host author R. Michael “Bob” Wilson who will share some of these exciting tales in his presentation “The History of Stagecoach Robbery in Nevada” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Wilson will autograph his book at that time.

During his presentation, Wilson will present maps of routes, towns and stations in Nevada involved in notorious stagecoach robberies.

The era extended nearly 50 years during which 77 stagecoaches were robbed as road agents “mined the stages” by stealing the mineral treasure shipped from the mines and the payrolls being brought in. Subsequently, 57 robbers were captured, and most were convicted and sentenced to long terms at the prison near Carson City.

R. Michael “Bob” Wilson is the author of the book “Encyclopedia of Stagecoach Robbery in Nevada” which will be for sale at the museum store the night of the event. He will be releasing his next book “Massacre at Wickenburg” this November.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, and free for children under 18. Call 687-4810.

The future of your business is now

Meet businesses from across an eight-county region at the Northern Nevada Regional Business & Technology Expo on Friday in Carson City at the Nevada Appeal building, 580 Mallory Way in Carson City.

Connect with more than 100 Northern Nevada businesses, network to create new partnerships, participate in fun games, and enjoy great food. The expo is free and open to the public from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 883-4413.

Learn about effects of video games on children

Carson Tahoe Behavioral Health Services is offering a free workshop to help parents learn more about the effects of video games on children from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center Aspen Room, 1600 Medical Parkway, Carson City. Presented by Duane Runyan, Ph.D., MBA. For information, call 445-5161.

Reno

Step back to the steam up with historical society

The Nevada Historical Society will take viewers on the ride of their life when the screen the documentary “Steam Up Carson City” at noon on Monday at the Nevada Historical Society, 1650 N. Virginia St., Reno.

The video documentary will explore the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Restoration specialist Chris DeWitt and the team restoring the McKeen Motor Car will tell about the magic that comes with seeing the genuine artifact returned to its original glory. Visit http://www.nevadaculture.org or call 688-1190.