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Jessica Garcia

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CHS senior presents bill to Senate committee

Thornton’s bill would revise provisions relating to head injuries for students in Nevada schools.

Carson High student gets contract for book cover design

Tierney Frost designed the cover for Kinkade DeJoseph’s new book, “The Raven and the Crow: Shores of Blood."

Youth of the Year winners recognized at BGC luncheon

Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year finalists were honored in a luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion.

Carson City schools expecting revenue increase

Carson City expects to see an overall increase of about $8.9 million in its general fund revenues for the 2023-24 school year.

State trustee group tours Carson City school

Eagle Valley Middle School’s expansion was completed last year.

Western Nevada College, Redwood Materials announce partnership

The training program for safe and effective battery recycling practices uses the Mobile Manufacturing Lab.

Foster care recruitment helps ‘humanize’ process

Residents offered an opportunity to ask various experts about the application process and preparing for accepting foster children.

J4NG students tour Nevada Legislature, meet governor

About 50 students in the Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates program visited the Legislature, Supreme Court and Gov. Joe Lombardo.

Land swap OK’d for Mound House community center

County officials said they would apply for a grant to retrofit the fire station.

Vigil honors crash victim Care Flight nurse Pricola

First responders, law enforcement officials and health care officials gathered to pay tribute to former caregiver and REMSA Care Flight nurse Ed Pricola and to support his family in a private vigil Friday at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.

Nevada’s classrooms need more dollars, teachers, lawmakers told

Joint subcommittees on K-12, higher education and capital improvement projects held the Legislature’s first school budget hearing.

Power2Parent Union merges with Battle Born Mom for Education group

Parental rights group Power2Parent Union has announced a merger with Northern Nevada’s Battle Born Moms for Education.

Carson school district cited for budget violation

The Carson City School District approved the corrective action plan.

21 teacher prospects recruited for Carson City schools

The district has offered full reimbursement of iteach tuition to any candidate who is hired.

District on 2025 deadline to announce interest in Lompa property

The total purchase price for the site was not to exceed $2 million.

Feuling welcomes audit order, says funding ‘complacent’

Reports from school districts will allow the Division of Internal Audits to summarize key findings.

New trustee: Goal is to ‘keep my mouth closed, listen’

The district 3 trustee was born and raised in Carson City and graduated from Carson High School in 1997.

Carson High junior plays Carnegie Hall

Drea Cabral, a clarinetist, was selected from among 18,000 students to play in the orchestra.

Walt enters trustee’s seat as teacher willing to learn

Molly Walt began her term on the CCSD Board of Trustees’ in January.

Career and Technical Education programs get a boost

Career and Technical Education Month is celebrated in February.

Solutions promoted at sex trafficking summit in Carson City

Event was an in-depth conversation about opportunities and difficulties arising from the state’s battle against an “ecosystem” of sexual exploitation.

Lyon County OKs land swap for Mound House center

The proposal includes the exchange of 158 Garnet Circle for 56 Red Rock.

Planning Commission OKs permit for Silver Oak project

178-unit multifamily project on 6.2 acres at Silver Oak Drive and North Carson Street.

NNDA State of the Counties: Counties give update on regional economic health

Community development, capital improvements and essential dollars to fund social services from tax revenue continue to serve as common threads between neighbors Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, Storey and Mineral counties.

Carson City School District’s ops director, champion of school sustainability, retires

Carson City School District’s Operation Services Manager Mark Korinek says his big accomplishment is when Carson City became “Solar City” in 2011. While he emphasizes he didn’t accomplish it alone, having 9,604 photovoltaic solar panels housed among five schools spread across 195,000 square feet of solar arrays was memorable.

Carson High junior headed to Big Apple

Carson High School junior Drea Cabral, chosen to perform under master conductors of the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City, is recognized during Tuesday’s Carson City School Board meeting. Cabral will leave Feb. 1 and return Feb. 5. She was selected from among 18,000 students across the nation for a position and will play as only of one two to four clarinetists in the orchestra.

Dalpe: Restoring budget reductions will help Western Nevada College in biennium

Restoring dollars lost from the 12% budget reductions made for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 is among Western Nevada College interim President Kyle Dalpe’s top concerns when he thinks about what’s needed most out of this year’s legislative session.

State unveils school funding tracker

NDE oversees $1.5 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding.

New sheriff, new direction for Lyon County

Brad Pope said he ran for office to make a difference in the department's leadership.

Carson schools’ reopening plan reviews approach end

The district has entered its final year for updating its safe school reopening plan.

Ford hopes Nevada Legislature addresses human trafficking

Nevada attorney general said as of 2020, more than 24.9 million worldwide are subjected to human trafficking.

Carson City pushing safety around school buses

Overtaking and passing a school bus when lights are flashing is illegal.

New Lyon County sheriff eliminates lieutenant position

Sheriff Brad Pope used vacant position to help fund 2 deputy spots.

Lyon County declares state of emergency

The Lyon County Commission on Monday has declared it is in a state of emergency due to the recent severe weather and flooding to seek assistance from the Nevada governor and state agencies.

School board opens 2023 schedule with new members

The Carson City School Board’s first meeting of 2023 will welcome new members.

Blue bows unite Carson City residents in fight against human trafficking

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Lyon County preps county manager contract for Haskin

Andrew Haskin has served in an interim capacity for three months.

Lyon County prepares for 2023 legislative session

Lyon County is making preparations for the 2023 legislative session.

NDEP nears completion of first phase in Anaconda mine site cleanup

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection nearly has completed the first of three phases before expected site closure in 2029.

Carson High speech, debate has first home event since COVID

Carson High held its first speech and debate tournament in almost three years.

Wilke-McCulloch says farewell to Carson school board

Carson City School Board Trustee Stacie Wilke-McCulloch took a 14-year ride full of decisions.

Carson school board backs document outlining funding need

“iNVest” designed to rally support for funding the state’s K-12 educational system.

Lyon County raises U.S. 95A passing concerns with NDOT

Commissioner Wes Henderson asked for clarification on the striping.

Carson school board OKs budget with $5.2 million deficit

The Carson City School District is seeing a $5.2 million deficit on its final amended budget for fiscal year 2023.

School board appoints parent, alternate to Family Life Committee

Dan Thornton was appointed to serve as a parent representative.

Miss Carson City helps students spread holiday cheer

Seeliger Elementary fifth graders write letters to area senior citizens.

School superintendent 'satisfactory' after 6 months

Trustees used a revised assessment to rate Andrew Feuling.

Carson school board to provide update on Family Life Committee

Trustees also could take action on the amended budget.

Christmas parade returns to Eagle Valley Children’s Home

Residents come out to watch event that was cancelled last year due to coronavirus restrictions.