Past Headlines Sept. 27 |

Past Headlines Sept. 27

Pink huts are dust

The second of two Quonset huts that have been part of the East William Street landscape for more than 40 years should be demolished today. The other was reduced to rubble Tuesday.

The structures were painted pink several years ago by one of the tenants, making them an eyesore, said Eric Pederson, who owns the four acres at 1300 E. William St. with other family members.

Old-time Carson City residents will remember the buildings as the home of Carson Ready Mix. At that time, the business was outside the city. Pederson believes his dad purchased the huts from a military ammunition dump in Hawthorne following World War II.

Prison begins construction of biomass plant

Work began Tuesday on a wood-fired power plant that will provide enough heat and electricity to eliminate three-quarters of Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s utility bills.

Director of Corrections Glen Whorton said the plant will replace both the electric power and natural gas the prison now purchases from Sierra Pacific Power Co.

In fact, he said Sierra Pacific will be purchasing excess power from the plant in periods when it generates more than it needs.