Jessica Garcia


With Nevada News Group since 2018

Phone: +17758811211


Job duties:
I cover K-12 and higher education issues, business and general news impacting Carson City, Lyon County and Northern Nevada. Every person has a new story worth writing and a new way to share it, and my passion is to listen to them and figure out the best way to share it with compassion and credibility.

About me:
“Journalism is literature in a hurry,” Matthew Arnold wrote, so I’m usually off planning that next great story, brainstorming ideas as I watch my favorite Nolan movies or listen to Elvis. I’m happily married, and when my husband and I aren’t fixing up our old house that’s showing its age now, we’re preparing for that dream vacation we promised ourselves this year.

2023 Nevada Press Association Awards
• Second Place in Explanatory Journalism
• Third Place in Community Service

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Recent Stories

Trustees track student discipline legislation in workshop

The district’s school board received a presentation from legal counsel Ann Alexander and Associate Superintendent of Educational Services Tasha Fuson during a workshop.

Center for traumatized children planned for Carson City

The Carson City Rural Child Advocacy Center will be the region’s newest facility using a multi-disciplinary method for children who have been victims of or witnesses to crime, abuse or exploitation.

Parks board supports land transfer to Empire Elementary

The Carson City School District made the request to expand Empire’s property at 1260 Monte Rosa Drive with the space from Park Terrace.

Dayton food pantry damaged in suspected DUI crash

The Healthy Communities Coalition is relying on community assistance after the Community Roots Nursery in Dayton was damaged.

Carson schools' tentative budget narrows deficit further

The district’s tentative budget is due to the Nevada Department of Taxation on Monday.

Mental health campaign helps teens to ‘Smash Stress’

Hope Means Nevada, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield want to tell teens it’s OK to not be OK this month to improve their mental health.

Pinwheels planted in fight against child abuse

Advocates to End Domestic Violence and Prevent Child Abuse Nevada are promoting positive messages for children impacted by trauma or abuse.

‘State of middle schools:’ Rewards keep students focused on the positive

Students at Eagle Valley Middle School are using their digital points they’ve been earning from good behaviors in unexpected ways, Principal Lee Conley says.

School board discusses bullying, tentative budget Tuesday

District legal counsel Ann Alexander is expected to speak on student discipline issues addressed in the 2019, 2021 and 2023 sessions of the Nevada Legislature.

FAFSA form struggles frustrate Carson High seniors

Since January, Carson High School senior Jackie Estrada Diaz, a first-generation Latina, has learned she’s been accepted to six colleges and universities and has been waiting to hear from four more.

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Photos by Jessica

Carson High School junior Jax Whatley, president of the school’s …

Carson City Sheriff’s Capt. Craig Lowe and Jan Marson, an …

The Norcross House at 412 N. Division St.

Carson City’s Parks and Recreation Commission approved a lot line …

A view of Empire Elementary School on April 5, 2024.