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Carson supervisors move ahead on RV park, Lompa

September 20, 2018 — The Board of Supervisors approved changes to two properties in Carson City, making way for a proposed RV park and new residential development. The board voted to amend the Land Use Master Plan to re-designate 3.94 acres at 1588 Old Hot Springs Road from Industrial

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No more pot shops in Carson City

September 20, 2018 — Carson City is sending a message to cannabis businesses hoping to open more pot shops here — it's not going to happen. The city is posting on its web site a letter sent to the Nevada Department of Taxation telling interested parties that city ordinance

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Busy Saturday set for Carson City

September 17, 2018 — The corner of William and Roop streets will be the place to be on Saturday. The second annual Community Garage Sale will be held in the Carson City Community Center's east parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Forty-one participants will be on hand

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Carson City supervisors re-consider Lompa plan

September 16, 2018 — The Board of Supervisors will again consider a plan for roughly 27 acres of Lompa Ranch. The parcel off Railroad Drive is being developed by Blackstone Development Group, but it first must undergo a zoning change from agriculture to single-family 6000 and establish a specific

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North Carson City road projects approved

September 13, 2018 — The Regional Transportation Commission gave Public Works the go-ahead to start working on a list of road projects in north Carson City. Public Works is returning to a system of concentrating annual road work in specific areas of the city. The first performance district encompasses

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Fires cause look at Carson City landfill trash disposal

September 12, 2018 — Carson City Public Works is looking into new procedures for trash disposal at the city landfill after a series of fires. On Saturday, another fire broke out at the landfill on Flint Drive, the fourth fire there this year. A fifth fire, the Rifle Range

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No easy housing fix, Carson City forum told

September 11, 2018 — Affordable housing is a complex issue with no single solution, according to a panel of local experts. "There is no magic bullet. It is going to involve a lot of things," said Bill Brewer, executive director, Nevada Rural Housing Authority. Brewer was part of event

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Carson City forum to address affordable housing

September 9, 2018 — The Sierra Nevada Forum on Tuesday plans to address a problem plaguing Carson City and much of the country — a dearth of affordable housing. "Workforce Affordable Housing: Who Can't Afford to Live in Carson City And If They Can, Where Are The Vacancies?" will

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On Tap: Affordable housing in Carson City addressed

September 6, 2018 — The second Ideas on Tap featured a wide-ranging conversation on affordable housing, regional issues, and citizen participation. The topic for the public discussion group was how to make Carson City go from good to great, and started with a panel with Supervisor Lori Bagwell; Stacey

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Carson City OKs new rules for business signs

September 6, 2018 — Carson City businesses have new regulations to follow for temporary signage such as banners, flags, and A-frame boards. The Board of Supervisors on Thursday adopted an ordinance amending municipal code covering temporary signs used by businesses throughout the city. Now, businesses will be allowed one

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Divided RACC denies application for facade work

September 5, 2018 — A divided Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee (RACC) denied an application to its facade improvement program. An application for matching funds to paint a commercial building at 302 Minnesota St., was rejected when, after much discussion, RACC voted 3-3 on a motion to deny the application.

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Carson City centenarian plays the cards she’s dealt

September 1, 2018 — Thelma Nelson started playing bridge when she was 15 years old. Since then, she's taken only a few breaks from the game she loves. "After I was married it was nine years before I played bridge," said Nelson. Once she picked up the cards again

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Carson City’s Ideas on Tap to be held Wednesday

August 31, 2018 — Ideas on Tap is back in action. The public discussion forum which launched last month is holding its second meeting Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. in the lounge at Battle Born Social. This time the talk is on making Carson City an even better place to

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Carson City supervisors to consider property for open space

August 31, 2018 — The Board of Supervisors on Thursday will vote to accept a grant to acquire 206 acres to be designated as open space. The property south of the Timberline Subdivision and Vicee Canyon is appraised at $501,000, and would be purchased with the $250,000 Land and

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Plans for casino, Lompa, Salvation Army move forward

August 30, 2018 — Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to update the correct voting. The Planning Commission meeting room was full Wednesday, which usually means a controversial item is on the schedule. Instead, every item on the agenda — a casino at the former Grandma Hattie's, a

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ESL In-Home’s Florence Phillips featured by CNN

August 28, 2018 — Carson City resident Florence Phillips is this week's CNN Hero. The cable news network is featuring the 87 year-old founder and director of ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada in its Peabody Award-winning series on "everyday people changing the world." The video was shown during

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50 years ago: Carson City rallies after hospital fire

August 25, 2018 — It was Aug. 28, 1968. Carol Park, an emergency room nurse, was on lunch break speaking by phone with her husband Richard, a Carson City firefighter, when she heard the alarm at the station go off. The couple quickly hung up. "We had no idea

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Jack’s Bar renovation underway in Carson

August 23, 2018 — The renovation of Jack's Bar is underway. The historic and decaying building at the corner of Carson and 5th streets downtown was purchased in June by the Nevada Builders Alliance (NBA), which plans to restore the saloon to as close to its original design as

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Rail growth important to Nevada, Carson City group told

August 22, 2018 — The benefit of growing Nevada's rail system was the focus of Northern Nevada Development Authority's (NNDA) monthly member event on Wednesday. "I'm really excited about railroad. It does have an impact on your business even if you don't have a railroad right in front of

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Carson City considers road projects on north end of town

August 22, 2018 — Carson City Public Works' is considering five road projects in the industrial and residential area at the north end of town for the current fiscal year. On Tuesday, the Transportation Resource Advisory Forum for Carson City (TRAFFC) met for the first time in nearly a

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