Silver State Opportunity Grant available to WNC students for fall semester – Carson Now

News – Monday, July 12, 2021 – 5:35pm

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A fire has been reported near the top of Lakeview Hill, north east of I-580 freeway near Carson City. Flames were spotted near homes on that side the hill.

Multiple firefighters are heading to the scene.

Developing story.

News – Monday, July 12, 2021 – 4:51pm

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Western Nevada College

With classes beginning at Western Nevada College on Aug. 30, time is of the essence for students to take advantage of financial aid, including the Silver State Opportunity Grant.

News – Monday, July 12, 2021 – 3:27pm

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Lucia Maloney, Transportation Manager

Throughout the COVID pandemic, Carson City’s JAC Transit constantly evaluated and made a number of adjustments to transit operations to ensure no services were lost and to provide a safe environment for transit users, including: free fares for our riders, implemented enhanced sanitation protocols, distributed no-cost face coverings, and provided transport to vaccination appointments.

Business – Monday, July 12, 2021 – 1:45pm

Partnership Carson City

The Responsible Beverage Server Training educates people seeking employment or are employed as servers of alcoholic beverages, marijuana products or tobacco. Partnership Carson City, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and School Resource Officers are once again offering the training in person starting Thursday, July 15.

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John Green Jr. Photography

These Sal’s Greenhouse Band photos were taken July 10, 2021, opening night of the 2021 Levitt Amp Carson City Summer Outdoor Concert Series featured at the Brewery Arts Center. The concert also featured Jelly Bread.

The free concert series returns Saturday, July 17, 7 p.m. featuring Drinking with Clowns and Rojai & The Pocket. The Change Companies stage is located at the BAC Performance Hall, 449 West King Street.

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival returns to Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park from July 17 to August 22.

Imagine enjoying extraordinary entertainment while sitting under the stars on the white sand beach of Sand Harbor with the indescribable beauty of Lake Tahoe in the background.

News – Monday, July 12, 2021 – 10:57am

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Chris Moran, Travel Nevada

CARSON CITY — Myron Freedman has been named administrator of the Nevada Division of Museums and History, overseeing the state’s seven museums. The director of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs made it official in June after consulting with the Board of Museums and History.

Sports – Monday, July 12, 2021 – 11:22am

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Paula Peterson,

With the temperatures at 90 degrees each day of the American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe, Sunday afternoon was the perfect time for Vinny Del Negro to keep his cool. The former NBA coach and player was emotional after beating Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz in a one hole playoff on 18 at Edgewood Tahoe.

“I lost my father this Wednesday, and I wanted to play well for him,” said Del Negro, who played for six NBA teams in 12 seasons. “I thought of him the whole time — He dad passed away while in hospice two days before the first round.

Business – Monday, July 12, 2021 – 9:20am

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Ronni Hannaman, Carson City Chamber

Who opens a restaurant during the height of the pandemic? Meet Bonnie and Joe France who optimistically opened Carson City Joe’s on January 1, 2021, even though there was no end in sight yet as to when restaurants could offer more than take-out service.

Business – Monday, July 12, 2021 – 9:46am

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Better Business Bureau

RENO — You’ve probably heard about romance scams where con artists trick unsuspecting victims into falling in love and parting with their money. Lately, BBB Scam Tracker is getting reports of a new type of romance scam. In this con, it’s the entire dating website that’s a sham.

Opinion – Monday, July 12, 2021 – 8:39am

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By McAvoy Layne

The pandemic split our country open like a ripe watermelon. I got so lonesome sometimes I could hug Casper the Ghost. Presently I’m reading our Surgeon General’s book, Together, and in it Dr. Murthy reveals that, “People with strong social relationships are 50 percent less likely to die prematurely than people with weak social relationships.” And too, “Loneliness is a built-in reminder that we are stronger together.”

By Denise Clodjeaux

Carson City Water Utility Manager Eddy Quaglieri will be the guest speaker at the next Rotary Club of Carson City meeting on Tuesday, July 13. The meeting takes place in the Grand Ballroom at the Brewery Arts Center at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Community – Sunday, July 11, 2021 – 5:49pm

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Photos by Laycie Corley

Here are photos from Saturday’s 4th annual Carson City Downtown Revival Car Show, hosted by the Esther Chapter No. 3, Order of the Eastern Star.

The last photo in the gallery is at the Summer 2021 Downtown Throw Down cornhole tournament, held Saturday at Telegraph Square.

News – Monday, July 12, 2021 – 12:56pm

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UPDATE MONDAY: Two of the women involved in a vehicle pursuit in Carson City on Sunday afternoon face multiple charges after fleeing from deputies and, later, being caught.

Outdoors – Sunday, July 11, 2021 – 3:17pm


By Ron Anderson

Having been here for 57 years, I’ve seen the Carson River become a very nice smallmouth bass fishery. But in the last few years we’ve seen a drastic increase in people using the river including fisherman. This has resulted in dire consequences for a fragile fishery concerning the smallmouth bass.

News – Sunday, July 11, 2021 – 1:57pm

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Nevada DMV

CARSON CITY — The next new driver’s license or ID card you get from the Nevada DMV will have a new look and updated security features. A rollout of the new Nevada Driver’s License begins Monday, July 12 and will continue through July and August.

Outdoors – Sunday, July 11, 2021 – 11:56am

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By JoAnne Skelly

Last week I stood in the street with my neighbor Karen watching a lightning started fire up on the mountain to the west. Fortunately, the smoke plume was small and the flames were hard to see even with binoculars. We knew all the firefighting services were stretched to the maximum with multiple fires across the Sierra Front and into California.

News – Sunday, July 11, 2021 – 9:55am

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With temperatures expected to surpass 100 degrees, an excessive heat warning continues through at least Tuesday for western and Northern Nevada, including the Carson City region, according to the National Weather Service.

News – Monday, July 12, 2021 – 10:37am

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UPDATE 3:28 PM: The Nevada Seismological Center has adjusted the earthquake Sunday morning from a 3.2 to a 3.4 magnitude.


Hundreds of small earthquakes have been recorded since Thursday’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake that shook the area near the Nevada, California border south of Topaz Lake near Coleville. One of the larger ones in the swarm series happened Sunday morning, with a 3.4 magnitude at 5:35 a.m.

News – Sunday, July 11, 2021 – 5:56am

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In Plain Sight Marketing

CARSON CITY — Feeding Pets of the Homeless recently received a $10,000 donation from CareVet to help provide pet food, supplies, emergency veterinary care and wellness clinics to companion animals of homeless individuals across the United States.

News – Sunday, July 11, 2021 – 4:51am

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Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of July 12-18, 2021. Lane restrictions are expected at the following locations due to road and utility work:

Outdoors – Sunday, July 11, 2021 – 6:09am

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By Stan Zuber

The Carson Fly Fishing Club will hold an introductory fly-fishing class July 23, 6 p.m. and July 24, all day starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Ormsby Room, Carson City Sheriff’s Office, at 911 E. Musser St., Carson City.

News – Saturday, July 10, 2021 – 4:27pm

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Just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon a vehicle crash was reported at Spooner Junction involving a semi-truck and at least two other vehicles.

Community – Sunday, July 11, 2021 – 10:07am

United Way will lead science and reading activities with preschoolers on Tuesday

By Quest Lakes

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) will host a morning of fun and educational activities for preschoolers and their parents on Tuesday, July 13 from 10am to noon.

News – Saturday, July 10, 2021 – 12:03pm

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NV Energy

NV Energy is urging its electric customers in both northern and southern Nevada to conserve electricity today and tomorrow between 6 and 9 p.m. in order to offset energy supply issues caused by record-breaking heat and wildfires affecting electric transmission lines throughout the western United States.

Conservation is the best way to reduce strain on the local power grid.

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By Christel Passink

The Capital City Arts Initiative presents its exhibition, “Callosum”, by LB Buchan at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery.

The exhibition will be in the gallery from July 9 – October 21, 2021. The Courthouse is located at 885 E Musser Street, Carson City.

News – Saturday, July 10, 2021 – 9:19am

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League to Save Lake Tahoe

The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency released findings from the annual Lake Tahoe Clarity Report, which showed average clarity – or how deep a 10” white plate can be lowered into Lake Tahoe before it becomes invisible from the surface – of 62.9 feet for the year 2020.

Community – Saturday, July 10, 2021 – 8:02am

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Denise Clodjeaux

Tickets are now on sale for The Capital City Brewfest! This year’s event will take place Aug. 28 from 3 to 8 p.m. After canceling last year due to COVID-19, organizers and brewers are looking forward to getting out again.

News – Friday, July 9, 2021 – 7:58pm

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by Kelsey Penrose

UPDATE 7:57 p.m.: The fire in the Jack’s Valley Road area is contained at 2.7 acres and the road should be reopening soon, according to the Record Courier.

UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Multiple lightning strikes are being reported throughout Douglas County. Additional units are being called from Tahoe and Truckee Meadows to offer assistance.


Around 4:20 p.m. on Friday afternoon, firefighters were called to the area of Jack’s Valley Road on report of a brush fire.

News – Sunday, July 11, 2021 – 10:08am

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By Arianna Schmidt

The Carson City School District Board will be meeting on Tuesday, July 13 at 7 p.m. in the Bob Crowell Board Room inside the Carson City Community Center located at 851 E. William Street.

Items to be discussed during the meeting include possible action to approve the district’s plan for in-person instruction, continuity of services, and the path forward for distance education for the 2021-2022 school year.

News – Friday, July 9, 2021 – 3:53pm

A vehicle crash involving at least one vehicle is currently blocking traffic new Spooner as of 4 p.m. Friday.

No injuries are reported at this time and the occupants of the vehicle have exited. Air bags were deployed and the vehicle is in traffic.

First responders are currently enroute to the scene.

News – Friday, July 9, 2021 – 3:54pm

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By Arianna Schmidt

A 37-year-old Dayton woman was arrested at a casino on E. William Street for three counts of child neglect and endangerment.

News – Friday, July 9, 2021 – 12:55pm

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by Kelsey Penrose

Help wanted signs hanging in the windows of local businesses have become a common sight in Carson City and the country as a whole.

Restaurants and retail locations across the nation are desperate for workers, especially skilled workers such as chefs, but are having to close their doors for want of workers. Some employers have blamed increased unemployment benefits for the lack of people wanting to work.

However, the idea that the problem is solely about unemployment benefits being higher than wages is not supported by the data.

News – Friday, July 9, 2021 – 1:22pm

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by Kelsey Penrose

UPDATE: At 1:30 p.m., the Carson City Sheriff’s Office issued the following press release:

On July 9th during the early morning hours, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and State Division of Investigations were requested to assist U.S. Marshal’s and ATF Agents in the apprehension of a murder suspect out of San Jose, CA.

The suspect, Adrian Laredo, born October 11th, 1994, had been located in a congested neighborhood in the area of North Roop Street and East Corbet Street, but was in the company of a child under the age of 5.

The child was believed to be Laredo’s son. Although surveillance teams identified Laredo outside of the home several times during the morning, each time he came out of the house he was accompanied by the toddler.

By 11:30 a.m., the joint agency operations leaders determined to use a SWAT Team to take the suspect into custody. The suspect was taken into custody at 11:55 without incident and transported to the Carson City Jail. No injuries were reported.

While the area of the arrest was closed to the public for only 15 minutes, the Sheriff’s Office had secured the entire neighborhood throughout the morning until the order was given to take him into custody.

The Sheriff’s Office utilized social media app platforms to inform residents and businesses in the area to remain inside.

Complete details of the San Jose homicide were not immediately available. However, Agents did inform local agencies that the homicide occurred on June 17th in San Jose. Details suggested two individuals were shot during a robbery, and that one of the two had died from his wounds.

Detectives from California had been dispatched to Carson City early and have been anticipated to perform follow up investigative steps upon their arrival.

Sheriff Furlong stated that the proximity of the toddlers remained the highest concern in the area all morning. However, he was pleased that the law enforcement teams were able to develop an effective plan for the apprehension that minimized risks to innocent by-standers, including children.


Roop Street was briefly closed to traffic on Friday morning while a California murder suspect was taken into custody.

News – Friday, July 9, 2021 – 11:51am

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Carson Street will be closed tomorrow in the Downtown area for the Carson City Downtown Revival Car Show.

The 4th Annual Carson City Downtown Revival Car Show will be held tomorrow, Saturday July 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by Esther Chapter No. 3, Order of the Eastern Star.

News – Friday, July 9, 2021 – 10:09am

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by Kelsey Penrose

Carson City and the surrounding region felt the shake just before 4 p.m. south of Gardnerville on Thursday in the Coleville, Antelope Valley region.

The quake led to fallen boulders across U.S. 395 near Bridgeport, causing a closure between the state line to State Route 182.

Business – Friday, July 9, 2021 – 8:09am

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by Kelsey Penrose

Flavors of India, Carson City’s only Indian food restaurant, shut its doors some time ago and vacated the property on South Carson Street. But now it has returned, with some distinct changes to its operation.

News – Thursday, July 8, 2021 – 5:59pm

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UPDATE 4:47PM: Caltrans is detouring traffic on U.S. 395 from the Nevada state line to State Route 182 in Bridgeport. Maintenance crews are working to remove the fallen rocks. There is not an estimated time of opening US-395 at this time.


A 5.9 magnitude earthquake happened at 3:49 p.m. Thursday and was centered in the Coleville area on the California side, South of Gardnerville, according to the USGS. The quake was felt throughout Carson City and the region.

News – Thursday, July 8, 2021 – 5:42pm

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Carson City Health and Human Services

In its weekly update, Carson City Health and Human Services reports 49 new cases and 56 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad County region for the week of July 1-7, 2021. This brings the total number of cases to 13,173, with 12,747 recoveries and 229 deaths; 197 cases remain active.

Community – Thursday, July 8, 2021 – 3:22pm


Ideas on Tap, a monthly series of community interactive, humanity-based discussions, will meet this Wednesday, July 14 at the Union Eatery and Brewery in Carson City. The topic of discussion is “Brain Drain: Retaining the Best and Brightest.”