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Lake Tahoe Coast Guard Auxiliary looking for members

May 24, 2018 — The South Lake Tahoe Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla wants you. The auxiliary unit which assists the U.S. Coast Guard with making sure the conditions at Lake Tahoe are as safe as possible is recruiting people to join its unit. The auxiliary unit isn't a law

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Carson City School Board OKs $67M budget with $2M deficit

May 23, 2018 — The Carson City School Board approved a $67 million budget for 2018-19 and also approved more than $14 million in capital projects at its meeting on Wednesday. A deficit of nearly $2.2 million is projected in next year's budget. While revenue is projected to be

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Replicas of country’s founding documents now in Carson City

May 9, 2018 — Mission Accomplished. While the job of raising funds is still a major project, Carson City is now home to a Charters of Freedom Monument. Chuck Slavin began his mission late last year to bring the historic documents that shaped this nation to Carson City and

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Empire Ranch, Carson City residents moving forward

April 5, 2018 — Empire Ranch Golf Course has reaffirmed the message to its residents: The plan is for Empire to remain as at least an 18-hole golf course. Empire Ranch recently held a meeting with its residents to cover their concerns about the future of the golf course.

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An ‘Awful Awful’ celebration for Carson Nugget

March 15, 2018 — On March 4, 1954 the Awful Awful Burger became one of the most beloved icons in Carson City and it has been around to stay. "It's still around today," said Carson Nugget owner Dean DiLullo. "I think that's a real cool thing we've had that's

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Carson City native big winner on ‘Jeopardy!’

January 25, 2018 — Rachel Lindgren considers herself to be more of a dog person, but it was her knowledge of cats that helped keep her winning streak on Jeopardy! going. The Carson City native, a 2009 Carson High graduate who now lives in Bend, Ore., ran her winning

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Wounded Warriors take their shot at Carson City sporting clays shoot

January 23, 2018 — Jim Sursely lost both of his legs and his left arm on Jan. 11, 1969, when he stepped on a land mine while serving in the Army in Vietnam. Just a week removed from that anniversary, it still could be an emotional time for Sursely.

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Wounded Warriors take their shot at Carson City sporting clays shoot

January 18, 2018 — Jim Sursely lost both of his legs and his left arm on Jan. 11, 1969, when he stepped on a land mine while serving in the Army in Vietnam. Just a week removed from that anniversary, it still could be an emotional time for Sursely.

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Local man hopes to bring Charters of Freedom monument to Carson City

December 28, 2017 — Chuck Slavin is on a mission to bring the documents that shaped this nation to a permanent display in Carson City. Slavin hopes to have a monument displaying this nation's three major founding documents — the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of

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The Popcorn Stand: Christmas candy not all it’s cracked up to be

December 13, 2017 — I didn't know there was actually a debate when it came to candy corn. I was just under the assumption like me, EVERYBODY hated candy corn. But to my astonishment there are actually people who like candy corn. While candy corn is more identified with

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Dayton man runs 60 miles on his 60th birthday

November 15, 2017 — DAYTON — ne plus ultra loosely translated in Latin means there is no reason to go further. But when it comes to ultra running, Calvin Dutton is just getting warmed up. Dutton celebrated his 60th birthday on Wednesday by running 60 miles. His 60-mile run

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Carson High volleyball rallies for playoff win

October 31, 2017 — Just get to game five and somehow and some way the Carson High volleyball team will figure out how to get it done. The Senators are now 6-for-6 in five-game matches this year, coming back for a 25-18, 20-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-12 win over Spanish

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Carson City’s Sage Donnelly to defend world title at World Junior Freestyle Kayak Championships

October 9, 2017 — After an active and successful spring and summer it's now time for Carson City's Sage Donnelly to get nasty. And eventually, Donnelly hopes her odyssey takes her to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. The 17-year-old Donnelly will leave on Saturday to train in

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Jan’s Tropics and Elegant Pooch to end Carson City run in November

September 1, 2017 — There's always been that sound when one walks into Jan's Tropics and Elegant Pooch. That sound of fish tanks percolating. But after 53 years, that sound will come to an end. A Carson City institution for more than five decades, Jan's Tropics and Elegant Pooch

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Carson City celebrates Richard Doede’s 90th birthday

June 17, 2017 — Richard Doede actually turned 90 on April 2, but who's counting? "I'm 90-plus," Doede said. When asked Monday afternoon after finishing his workout routine at the Carson City Community Center on how he felt to be 90, Doede said, "The same way I feel getting

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Carson City School Board approves $63.5 million budget

May 17, 2017 — The Carson City School District is still in strong financial shape, but a troubling trend of having a deficit over the last couple of years has raised concerns. Carson City's School District Board unanimously, although a bit reluctantly, approved a $63.5 million budget for the

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Silver State graduates learn to believe in themselves

May 9, 2017 — It's not about yourself, but belief in yourself. That was the theme as graduates from Silver State High School received their diplomas Wednesday at the school's Performing Arts Center. Salutatorian Noah Shek said his time at Silver State showed him what was important wasn't about

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Carson City man’s eventful life includes working for Howard Hughes

April 27, 2017 — For Aubrey Kelch when it comes to his life, it's really been a case of one small step for man and one unconventional leap after another for mankind. Kelch, 87, is retired and now lives in Carson City with his wife, Alice, an accomplished artist.

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Carson High School officially dedicates Tom Andreasen Court

February 3, 2017 — Yes, Tom Andreasen coached the Carson High boys basketball team to the 1975 state title, one of just many of his accomplishments in his athletic, coaching and teacher career. But that's not why the court at Carson High's Morse Burley Gym has been named in

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Carson City School Board deals with $20M in projects

January 26, 2017 — The Carson City School Board dealt with more than $20 million in capital projects during its meeting on Tuesday. During the meeting, the board heard about its sale of a $15 million bond approved by voters that went better than expected and approved $6 million

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