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Jessica Garcia

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Bus driver shortages spur walking zone modifications

Days ahead of the new school year, Carson City School District officials have announced walking zones have been modified for all middle and high school students from 2 to 2.5 miles due to increasing bus driver shortages.

Carson school superintendent evaluation to change

Board members compared what other jurisdictions have done and identified how to develop ratings for the superintendent.

Sisolak welcomes Carson City students back to school

Fritsch Elementary School’s year began bright and normal with Superintendent Andrew Feuling and Gov. Steve Sisolak making visits.

Developer offers to pay for Dayton traffic signal

The Traditions master planned community called for a signalized intersection at Traditions Parkway and the U.S. 50.

Carson educator uses his life to reach students

Patrick Maynard, Sierra Lutheran High School’s new head of school, said educators generally are nervous to hear straight from students.

District ‘blessed’ as Eagle Valley celebrates new building

Carson City School District’s administrators, trustees and construction manager CORE Construction celebrated the completion of a three-year expansion project enlarging Eagle Valley’s educational facilities to help balance out the total needs of the city’s burgeoning student population between its two middle schools.

Carson City Christian schools team up for new year

Legacy Christian Academy is sharing buildings with Grace and Wonder Child Development Center, its neighbor.

Furlong: Sheriff’s Night Out directs families to resources

The 19th annual community event brought together about 30 local law enforcement, city agencies and substance abuse programs.

Carson schools change security protocols for visitors

Visitors to Carson City’s public schools will find some changes after administrators examined its security protocols.

Carson City teacher’s audiobook honored

"The Raven and the Crow: Dark Storm Rising” received “Best Audiobook Narration” at the 2022 Imadjinn Awards.

‘Hero’ dog aids Gardnerville owner with heat exhaustion

Puppy may have saved Dick James' life when he saw him suffering heat exhaustion.

Carson City Christian school holds open house

Legacy Christian Academy is preparing to open for kindergarteners through eighth graders Sept. 6.

E-cycle ride for neuropathy stops in Carson City

For those who don’t have the appetite to travel abroad, e-biking across Nevada might be the ticket, according to Dr. Gregory Maasen.

Carson City church receives new pastor

Ken Hansen takes up his calling as Silver Hills Community Church’s second pastor as Pastor Ben Fleming retired after 26 years.

Carson school district hopes job fair fills vacancies

The Carson City School District gradually is filling open positions for the 2022-23 year but still has more than 50 vacancies to fill.

Lyon County Commission approves Mound House parcel rezoning

The rezoning keeps the property in alignment with potential preparation for construction of a planned community center.

Carson City school board reviews reopening plan

The regular updates are necessary to maintain eligibility for federal funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carson school board renews food service pact

The agreement has an administrative fee not to exceed $55,030 and a management fee not to exceed .08809 cents per meal.

Lyon County seeks ‘biggest bang for buck’ on Dayton storm drainage, bridge

The Lyon County Commission approved two storm drainage master plans for the Dayton Valley and directed county staff to secure funding for a second bridge over the Carson River.

Carson City school board OKs teacher stipend

Trustees approved the annual budgeted pay for performance staff payment with a fiscal impact not to exceed $1 million.

Carson schools Family Life Committee rules approved

The Carson City school board this month approved changes to the rules of procedure for the Family Life Advisory Committee.

Carson's Feuling calls for volunteer support in schools

“The reality is we need help. We need community support. We need parental support to make schools work."

New Carson superintendent ‘excited’ for schools to feel open

“We have to be careful again. It’s strange to call it ‘change,’ but it’s really a return to what we want schools to feel like and be like.”

Sierra Academy of Style raises funds for human trafficking groups

The Sierra Academy of Style is hosting a fashion show fundraiser June 25 to benefit faith-based organizations Xquisite and Awaken.

Lyon planning commission OKs Mound House parcel rezoning

Site planned for the proposed Mound House community center.

Lyon County cuts deputy position, upgrades sergeants

Sheriff Frank Hunewill said his goal was to retain as many of his current positions as possible but candidates weren’t applying for open jobs.

Carson City ‘right fit’ for retiring school superintendent

Carson City Superintendent Richard Stokes always believed education should never prevent his students from doing what they truly wanted.

Election stirs change for Carson City school board

School board candidates look ahead to raising academic standards, fixing fiscal challenges and addressing changes in leadership after Tuesday’s primary.

Carson City grad completes K-12 education online

Isabel Sandoval attended Nevada Connections Academy since she was in kindergarten.

Lyon County asks for Sisolak’s help with U.S. 50 safety

The resolution asks Gov. Steve Sisolak to direct the Nevada Department of Transportation to address safety on the highway.

‘You are ready,’ Pioneer Academy grads are told

Pioneer Academy’s Class of 2022 celebrated 28 graduates in the Carson City Community Center Bob Boldrick Theater on Wednesday.

Lyon commission reprioritizes ARPA funds in 4-1 vote

County Manager Jeff Page cited a federal requirement to establish a legitimate courthouse to hold jury trials for domestic abuse cases.

Carson school board renews distance education program

The Carson City school board recently approved an application to the state for renewal of the district’s distance education program through 2025.

Sierra Lutheran graduates celebrate amid ‘crucible’ of COVID

Sierra Lutheran High School’s 27 seniors walked the stage for the school’s 18th commencement ceremony and celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Carson school trustees revise capital improvement plan

The Carson City School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved the district’s revised capital improvement plan for fiscal year 2022-23 after the Facilities Master Plan Committee made updates on bond and capital fund opportunities.

Carson City mental health fair highlights resources

“Our goal is to connect the community with resources, especially our families before the kids go home for the summer,” Carson City School District coordinator Michelle Cleveland said.

Carson school budget OK’d with $3.2 million deficit

The Carson City School District’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday adopted its final budget for 2022-23 with an opening fund balance of $11.2 million.

Western Nevada College honors Carson City grads

Western Nevada College’s Parade of Graduate ceremonies Monday were open to family and friends of 581 students authorized to receive 613 degrees or certificates of achievement.

Dayton residents asked to voice traffic concerns

Lyon County’s traffic safety town hall discussed the challenges and solutions facing Dayton in improving its U.S. 50 corridor.

Assembly candidates: No more tax incentives, more transparency

Republican candidates PK O’Neill, Gary Schmidt and Libertarian candidate Sam Toll are running for Assembly District 40.

Carson school board candidates tackle funding, retention

Lupe Ramirez, Adam Heinz, Albert Jacquez and Jason Stinson are running for Carson City School Board District 1.

Students deliver the news at Carson Middle School

“Every year, CMNewz kids, or at least the ones running the news program, would try to improve it as much as possible."

Carson City schools to recruit retirees for vacancies

Chief Fiscal Officer Andrew Feuling said district administrators have been working with the human resources department to gauge interest from current retirees.

Carson High Navy JROTC named Distinguished Unit

Carson High School’s Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program has earned a Distinguished Unit award with academic honors for the fifth consecutive year.

Lyon County reconsiders ARPA allocations, continues discussion to May 23

The board has scheduled another workshop to continue the discussion on its ARPA allocation for May 23.

Mayors: Cities working together to address common development plight

“The pie’s not getting any bigger at any local level. ... The tax structure does need to be fixed. I’m hopeful the Legislature will take that difficult decision on.”

Cheers, tears as Carson educators honor joys of teaching

The Carson City School District this week celebrated its outstanding educators and employees of the year.

Carson High qualifies 7 for national speech tourney

Seven Carson High School students have qualified for the 2022 National Speech and Debate Tournament, June 12 to 17 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Layne’s Twain finally to pay debt to Carson church

McAvoy Layne will present a show as a fundraiser for First Presbyterian Church on May 4.

Carson City church members hope to save old sanctuary

Efforts continue to preserve First Presbyterian Church of Carson City, the oldest church building in Nevada, with attention on preserving its former sanctuary.