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Carson City deputy takes shot at motor officer challenge

June 14, 2018 — For Carson City Deputy Michael Jerauld, this year's Extreme Motor Officer Training Challenge will be his first opportunity to show off his skills to the community he serves. The challenge is a three-day event hosted by the Sheriff's Office for motorcycle officers from around the

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Mile markers, milestones for Dayton grads

June 13, 2018 — Students filed onto the Dayton High School football field one last time Thursday night, adorned in maroon and silver caps and gowns, smiles brighter than the setting sun. Milestones were the theme of the night, with the students celebrating all they have achieved thus far

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Late Wednesday update: Voltaire Canyon fire at 504 acres, 30 percent containment

June 13, 2018 — Strong winds hindered firefighting efforts Wednesday as the Voltaire Fire burned on the west side of Carson City. By Wednesday evening 504 acres had burned in the canyon located behind the Galaxy movie theater. Officials estimated they had 30 percent contained at that time. Because

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Cullen challenging Antinoro for Storey County Sheriff

June 12, 2018 — After more than two decades in law enforcement, Carson City Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Cullen is looking to add some stars to his uniform. Cullen is hoping to bring his law enforcement knowledge to Storey County by running for the Sheriff's position. "I like getting to

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50 pounds of marijuana, guns discovered in Carson City residence

June 11, 2018 — One traffic stop led the Carson City Sheriff's Office to nearly 50 pounds of marijuana early Monday morning. Deputies with the Special Enforcement Team initiated a traffic stop Monday morning just after midnight for a vehicle that rolled through a stoplight near Parkland Avenue and

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Carson High School Class of 2018 graduates

June 9, 2018 — An estimated 5,000 people were in attendance Saturday morning as Carson High School celebrated the Class of 2018. More than 400 seniors walked across the stage to accept their diplomas as a successful four years of high school came to an end. "We are going

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8-year-old meets Carson City crews who saved his life

June 8, 2018 — There was a happy reunion Friday as one local boy met with the firefighters and paramedics who saved his life. On May 16, the Carson City Fire Department responded to an apartment fire on Pheasant Drive where 8-year-old Theodore Ntalikas was trapped inside the blaze.

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Carson High has five valedictorians, salutatorians

June 8, 2018 — This year, Carson High School will celebrate not two but five students at the top of the 2018 graduating class. This year, the school had two Valedictorians and one Salutatorian along with a Valedictorian and Salutatorian from their Jumpstart program. Jessica Camelon and Nicole Van

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Reno Rodeo helps fulfill 10-year-old Carson-Tahoe patient’s dream

June 8, 2018 — The Carson City Cancer Center was filled with happy tears Thursday after one young boy battling an autoimmune disease was granted his special wish. The Reno Rodeo Association surprised 10-year-old William Strange with a $6,500 check to send him on his dream vacation as a

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Carson City CASA in need of volunteers

June 6, 2018 — The Carson City CASA is in desperate need of volunteers to help with children in the foster system in the community. CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a group of volunteers who work with kids to help provide them with support, resources and assistance

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Rattlesnakes sightings being reported

June 6, 2018 — There have been numerous reports of rattle snake sightings while hiking recently. Here are some tips: The following story ran in 2016 in the Nevada Appeal: With the weather warming up, residents can start to expect to see snakes coming out of their dens. Several

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Inspired Pioneer High seniors ready for next step

June 5, 2018 — For many Pioneer High School students, the last four years represented more than essays and tests; it was about the lessons learned and the bonds created that will last a lifetime. Fifty-four students graduated from Pioneer High School on Tuesday night at the Carson City

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Jailing troubled youth may worsen situation, Carson City speaker says

June 2, 2018 — In light of a nationwide rise in school violence, the Carson City Juvenile Probation Services hosted a training so local agencies have more tools, resources and connections to help prevent a tragedy. Agencies from all over Nevada were in Carson for the two-day training to

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U.S. Marshal finishes True Grit event in Carson City

June 2, 2018 — The Carson City Arts and Culture Commission completed its month-long True Grit event with a presentation from a true American. Nearly two dozen people attended the final event, which consisted of a screening of the 2010 film "True Grit" and a speech from a modern marshal. Christopher

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Carson High senior prank leads to citations

June 1, 2018 — One senior prank led to nearly two dozen Carson High students ending their school year with traffic citations. As a part of the traditional end of the year prank, seniors parked their vehicles haphazardly Thursday morning in the senior parking lot at CHS. The prank

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Argent sends off final class

May 31, 2018 — Argent Preparatory Academy graduated its last class Thursday, as more than two dozen students walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. Community and memories were the themes of Thursday's ceremonies, with speakers telling students about how important their legacy is with Argent Prep. Principal

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Family tradition: Carson City public safety has many siblings

May 26, 2018 — In public safety it's common to refer to your coworkers as your brothers and sisters but for some Carson City first responders, the term is a little more literal. For a number of the employees in the Carson City Fire Department, Dispatch Center and Sheriff's

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Carson High speech/debate students advance to nationals

May 23, 2018 — The Carson High School Speech and Debate program is hosting a fundraiser next week to help send five students to the national tournament next month. Seniors Kevin Avila and Alexis McKenzie, juniors Evan Cherpeski and Sadie Share and sophomore Rebecca Trejo will all be competing

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Dayton 7th grader to compete in national spelling bee

May 23, 2018 — One Dayton seventh grader will be representing Nevada in the Scripps National Spelling Bee next week. Morgan Bumgardner, 12, from Dayton Intermediate School, will join 518 other kids at the spelling bee next Tuesday through Thursday. He is one of two students from Nevada attending

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Cops and Kids to be held Saturday

May 17, 2018 — The Carson City Sheriff's Office will be hosting its annual Cops and Kids event as a way to bring together law enforcement, youth and the community. The event is an interactive day, for Carson youth to experience and see the different avenues in law enforcement.

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