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Gina Lopez, Brewery Arts Center

If you haven’t come out to see the Brewery Arts Center’s Flatbed Concert Series this summer, this Saturday is your last chance! The BAC will be bringing the rock band “Silver” to the West Side of Carson City beginning at 4:30 p.m.

by Kelsey Penrose

While the building that is housing the Lamplighter bar has undergone many names throughout its long history, owner Cheryl Mathwig said she always connected to its iteration of being the Lamplighter.

Now the bar that was most recently known as Tommy’s Neighborhood Bar has reverted to its old name, and Mathwig is dedicated to bringing back historical touches.

By Sheri Rasmussen

The Carson City SDA Church is participating in the “Feed NV and the Sierra” Drive-Through Food Drive Thursday, September 24th, from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon at 405 E. College Parkway, Carson City.

Our community needs us more than ever! Times are still so hard for many people, and we see first hand how grateful families are to get some food. It’s so easy to donate.

CVS Health Press Release

CVS Health today announced plans to add more than 2,000 new COVID-19 drive-thru test sites at select CVS Pharmacy locations across the country to support the company’s ongoing efforts to increase access to testing and help slow the spread of the virus.

Carson City School District

Due to the continued and forecasted very unhealthy air quality, all Carson City School District hybrid students will be on a full-remote learning day Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Students will not attend classes in-person on campus. Staff will receive specific instructions from their site administrator.

By Isaiah Burrows

Heading into the weekend, there’s a bevy of events around the Carson City region. The Dayton Chamber’s 27th annual “Making A Difference” Golf Tournament arrives Friday. Carson City Kiwanis is hosting its seventh annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day on Saturday with several activities for all to enjoy. Combined with live music and railbike tours, the weekend will be buzzing with excitement! Read on for more information.

Carson City Health and Human Sevices

Carson City Health and Human Services reports Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 that there are 23 new cases and 10 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 1,217, with 1,072 recoveries and fifteen deaths, 130 cases remain active.

Western Nevada College

New Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dr. Melody Rose spent the morning visiting Western Nevada College facilities on Thursday in Carson City. Dr. Rose is touring all of NSHE’s college campuses during her first month as chancellor.

RENO — At a special Nevada System of Higher Education meeting held Thursday, the Board of Regents announced the appointment of former Gov. Brian Sandoval as the University of Nevada, Reno’s next president. He becomes the first Hispanic and 17th president of the 146-year-old University.

Gov. Sandoval, who is currently a Distinguished Fellow of Law and Leadership at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law among other endeavors, will begin Oct. 5, 2020 and serve a 4-year contract.

By Isaiah Burrows

As the 2020-21 school year continues, the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada is packed with learning programs and exciting activities for kids of all ages.

The Carson City location at 1870 Russell Way is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with dozens of hands-on programs. Spots inside the building are limited to 135 kids each day, but countless activities will be held throughout the year.

By Cailyn Campos

Carson Capitols Lacrosse Club, a division of Carson Youth Programs, Inc., is proud to announce their upcoming season for boys and girls ages 12-8, which will begin formal training and practices in January 2021, with the season starting in March 2021.

Photo by Edward Howell

Smoke from the California wildfires filter the sunrise Thursday in Carson City.

NV Energy said Thursday it is canceling plans to shut off electric power lines Friday as part of a public safety outage management event in Incline Village due to improved weather conditions and an updated forecast.

The Carson City School Board of Trustees meets Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 East William Street. The board will take up a number of items, including possible adoption of test procedures and a security plan, a demonstration of the district’s parent dashboard and more.

With gusty winds expected to arrive in the Carson City area, northern Sierra Front and Lake Tahoe region, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag fire weather warning Thursday afternoon through Friday evening.

Carson City School District

Carson City schools are open today, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 for hybrid learning. The forecast indicates the air quality should improve throughout the day. Students and staff should report to school as usual for in-person learning for the hybrid model. Many thanks to parents and families for their continued effort transporting their children to and from school while our bus services remain halted until Tuesday, Sept. 29.

The Friends in Service Helping, Ranchos Family Service Center will host a winter coat giveaway Thursday, Oct. 1, from 3 to 6 p.m. at 921 Mitch Drive in Gardnerville.

Tabitha Mueller, The Nevada Independent

In a scathing letter, Gov. Steve Sisolak condemned President Donald Trump’s “callous disregard for our emergency directives” by hosting two in-person rallies in Nevada over the weekend in spite of the ongoing pandemic.

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 that there are nine new cases and six additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 1,194, with 1,062 recoveries and fifteen deaths, 117 cases remain active.

Gregory Bortolin, Diversify Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board of Directors on Wednesday approved abatements for Google (Design, LLC) in Storey County and Lithium Nevada Corp. that will result in $1.1 billion in investments and the creation of 163 permanent jobs and 5,300 construction jobs.

Western Nevada College

Students at Western Nevada College were captivated by a very special visitor on Wednesday morning on its Carson City campus. None other than Steve Sisolak, the 30th governor of Nevada, spent part of his busy morning passionately telling students about the respect he has for them and the sacrifices they are making to attend college.

By Isaiah Burrows

With the 2020-21 school year in full swing, private schools in the Carson City area are adjusting to new COVID-19 health and safety procedures.

A 68-year-old Carson City man was arrested Tuesday for suspicion of child abuse causing mental harm and assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly threatening two juveniles sitting in a vehicle.

League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada

The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada, in partnership with Sierra Nevada Forums and AAUW Capital Branch will present a series of virtual election forums on October 9, 12, 13, and 16 beginning at 6 pm each night.

DETR news release

CARSON CITY — While employment in Nevada realized an increase over the month of 6,500 jobs, the state has seen a decrease of 133,600 jobs since August 2019, for an annual growth rate of -9.4 percent, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s August 2020 economic report.

Carson City School District

Last year, the Carson City School District worked closely with Carson City Public Works and government officials to conduct a safety review study designed to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety in school zones.

Nevada Department of Education

The Nevada Department of Education announced Tuesday 25 grant awards totaling $11,075,467 in Elementary and Secondary School Relief funding available through the federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CARES Act.

Carson City School District

Due to the continued very unhealthy air quality, all Carson City School District students will again be on a remote learning day on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 that there are 31 new cases and eight additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 1,185, with 1,056 recoveries and fifteen deaths, 114 cases remain active.

By Jancy Ulch

CARSON CITY — To assist with disaster relief during this devastating fire season, Greater Nevada Credit Union has donated $30,000 to three different credit unions coordinating relief efforts in California and Oregon. Rogue Credit Union Foundation in Medford, Ore.; Redwood Credit Union Community Fund in Santa Rosa, Calif.; and Sierra Central Credit Union in Yuba City, Calif. will each receive $10,000 to assist with ongoing relief efforts.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking for assistance in identifying a subject involved in a fraud that happened at a local casino.

Soroptimist International of Carson City

Soroptimist International of Carson City invites the public to join our 12 noon, Sept. 23 program meeting via Zoom to hear about a new non-profit in town. Under the non-profit umbrella of The American Tea Mistresses International, fundraising is underway to create Lighthouse Lodge Re-Entry Services for non-violent offenders needing assistance with reintegration into our community after being released from the Carson City Jail or the Nevada State Prison.

Lyon County School District

Lyon County School District’s Superintendent Wayne Workman has been named Nevada Superintendent of the Year by the Nevada Association of School Superintendents. NASS is a statewide nonprofit educational organization which strives to provide support to leaders of Nevada’s 18 school districts and more than 720 public schools.

Photography by Edward Howell

Canadian geese flying low over the Carson River on Monday.

Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region on Tuesday extended the temporary Forest Closure Order of all 18 National Forests in California, which began last week.

Western Nevada College

Students in Lior Singer’s engineering classes at Western Nevada College must have thought they were going to spend their first day of fall semester eating.

Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez, The Nevada Independent

Mailers recently sent by the U.S Postal Service (USPS) make two incorrect recommendations to Nevada voters, including direction to request a mail-in ballot at least 15 days before Election Day and to add a postage stamp.

A man who declined to give his name to Carson City sheriff’s deputies was booked Monday for suspicion of possession of credit cards that weren’t his, DUI and other offenses.

NV Energy news release

NV Energy and Nevada Division of Forestry have partnered to reduce the risk of wildfire in Carson City in the Clear Creek watershed through targeted goat grazing. More than 300 goats from High Desert Graziers in Smith Valley, NV, will be grazing on over 100 acres of private property off of Highway 50 through September and October of 2020 in an extreme wildfire risk area.

Carson City School District

Due to the very unhealthy air quality today, Sept. 15, 2020, all Carson City School District students and staff will be on a remote learning day.

Photo by Randy Clark

An orange sunset against a silhouette of trees on Monday night.

Carson City news release

The Carson City Board of Supervisors is accepting applications from qualified candidates who are interested in appointment to the office of Ward 3 Supervisor by the Board of Supervisors, Pursuant to Art. 2, 2.030(1) of the Carson City Charter.

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting Monday, Sept. 14 that there are 10 new cases and 16 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 1,154, with 1,048 recoveries and fifteen deaths, 91 cases remain active.

DWSS news release

CARSON CITY — Children who would have received free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program have received a one-time refund for the cost of school lunches that were missed this spring due to COVID-related school closures.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a robbery that happened Saturday at a Minden convenience store.

Thick heavy smoke from the California fires is causing unhealthy air quality around the Carson City region, prompting the continuation of a dense smoke advisory through at least 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

By Elinor Bugli

Mile High Jazz Band Association continues the 2020 Carson City Jazz & Beyond Festival’s series of live-streamed, streamed, and virtual events through September 27, 2020. The next event, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, features Tom Stryker’s Impromptu.

Kurt Hildebrand, The Record-Courier

The announcement that Bill Henderson was named Carson Valley Inn sales director was published on Valentine’s Day 1985, beginning a 35-year love affair with Douglas County that lasted until his death from pancreatic cancer on Labor Day.

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services will be combining drive-thru COVID-19 testing and flu vaccination events for Quad County residents in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey counties. Residents can choose to receive a flu vaccine and/or a COVID-19 test at each event from the comfort of their vehicle. No appointments or reservations needed.

Nevada State Museum

The meaning and symbolism of objects found on a traditional Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar will be presented from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Nevada State Museum, Carson City. Museum Curator of Education Mina Stafford will deliver the program on this uniquely Mexican holiday and how it has evolved over time. Also at the event, the museum will announce plans for this year’s Dia de Los Muertos celebration.

By McAvoy Layne

This morning I read a most compelling article in the New York Times by one of my favorite journalists, Helene Cooper. Customarily, as the Times’ Pentagon correspondent, Ms. Cooper writes about guns and butter, but knowing she was on a team awarded a Pulitzer for coverage of the Ebola epidemic, her piece of today (Sept. 12, 2020) carried much weight with me.

A 22-year-old Dayton man was arrested early Saturday morning for suspicion of third DUI drugs, according to a Carson City Sheriff’s Office booking report.

Nevada Governor’s Office

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed an emergency regulation on Monday to support widespread immunization efforts to help the State prepare for a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

Carson City School District

The Carson City School District’s Board of Trustees is pleased to sponsor the 19th Annual American Citizen Essay Contest. Completed essays are due to the Carson City School District at 1402 West King Street no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

In Plain Sight Marketing

DeBug Computer is hosting its annual Community Shredding Day event on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon in Carson City and 1 to 3 p.m. in Minden. The event is free of charge and is designed to help protect against identity theft by shredding sensitive documents or obsolete computers and technology.


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