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News - Friday, April 15, 2011 - 1: 40pm
Nevada seismologists are keeping a close eye on an area southwest of Hawthorne where hundreds of earthquakes have been detected since Sunday, reports MyNews4.Com. The largest-earthquake recorded was 4.4 in magnitude. Click here for the story and here for a list of the most recent quakes in the region.

News - Friday, April 15, 2011 - 10: 59am
CARSON CITY — A bill that would partially ban smoking on college campuses passed out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee today.
Assemblyman Paul Aizley, D-Las Vegas, amended Assembly Bill 128 to require colleges and universities to establish campus smoking zones outside of which a person would not be able to smoke.
Under the amendment, the smoking zones would have to be a reasonable distance away from walking paths and doorways.

- Friday, April 15, 2011 - 2: 04pm
A "Celebration of Life" community service will be held at Carson High School on Saturday, April 16, beginning at noon to honor students Keegan Aiazzi and Stephen Anderson.

News - Friday, April 15, 2011 - 3: 02am
After testimony from two alleged teenage rape victims, a judge determined Thursday there is enough evidence to try a Carson City 18-year-old on kidnapping and sexual assault charges. Brandon Hic...

News - Friday, April 15, 2011 - 3: 02am
As the sun sank behind the bleachers of the Carson High School football field Thursday, about 500 students and community members released blue and white balloons tagged with messages for their c...

News - Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 6: 50pm
CARSON CITY – Sen. Don Gustavson, R-Sparks, had written off his bill as dead when he learned this afternoon that Sen. Shirley Breeden, D-Las Vegas, was giving it a vote.
The senator was even more tickled when he realized his bill had the votes to pass out of committee.
The bill would let people ride motorcycles without helmets if they are 21 years of age or older, have had a motorcycle license for more than one year and have completed a safety course.

News - Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 2: 32pm
A CareFlight helicopter was dispatched this afternoon after a woman apparently either fell or jumped out of a moving vehicle near Telegraph and Stewart streets in Carson City.
The accident happened around 3 this afternoon. The woman was said to be consciousness and was speaking with paramedics but the extent of her injuries are undetermined, authorities said.
As of 3: 30 this afternoon CareFlight landed at an empty parking lot area of the Carson Nugget. She will be likely be transported to Renown Medical Center in Reno.

News - Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 2: 57pm

A Carson City mother is in jail and faces felony child abuse and false imprisonment charges after she allegedly locked her child in a room and told authorities to come pick him up because she couldn't take care of the boy anymore.

News - Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 10: 40am
Retired Navy Cmdr. Kirk Lippold is sailing into the choppy waters of Nevada politics.The former skipper of the USS Cole announced Thursday that he will seek the GOP nomination for Nevada's 2nd Cong...

News - Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 8: 40am
The investigation into the deaths of two Carson City teens who died while scuba diving in Monterey last weekend has been hindered by their missing gear. Monterey County Sheriff's Detective Kevin Ga...

News - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 12: 01pm
CARSON CITY – The Nevada Legislature finally took up the issue of reforms to the state’s public employee retirement system today, but the proposed changes from Democratic Assembly Speaker John Oceguera are modest.

News - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 11: 02am
CARSON CITY – The days are lengthening, but lawmakers are still finding good reason to be inside the Legislature from dawn till dusk.
This Friday is a deadline for bills to pass out of committee, leaving many legislators scurrying from committee room to committee room to keep their bills alive.

News - Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 3: 31am
Citizen activists on Wednesday urged the Government Affairs Committee not to adopt amendments they say would weaken a bill designed to expand public comment at governmental meetings.Assembly Bil...

Sports - Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 1: 26pm

Lifestyle - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 12: 12pm

News - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 8: 32am
An interesting story in the Virginia City News, which reports that a deal was struck between Comstock Mining Inc., and the owners of the historic Gold Hill Hotel. Click here to read the story.

News - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 12: 53am
By Sean Whaley / Nevada News Bureau CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval said today the Legislature should take up the policy initiatives he has proposed in his budget and State of the State address based on their own merits, and not be used in trade for negotiations on fee or tax increases.

Lifestyle - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 3: 22am

By Jerry Vance
 Fitness students still carry hand-held weights during aerobic workouts with the thought that carrying extra weight in each hand while running would speed up fat loss.  It is true that the heavier you are the more calories you burn with any given energy expenditure.  But, there are other factors to consider before you pick up those hand weights. 
 

Lifestyle - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 1: 39am

By Teresa Moiola / Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs
The Nevada Arts Council presents "Thick Dreams," a series of mixed media artwork by Nick Larsen, in its Carson City office now through June 3 as part of the Office eXhibition Series. An artist talk and reception will be held Thursday, April 14 from 4: 30 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m.

Outdoors - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 1: 59am

By Don Quilici
Mark your calendars for April 24-26 for the highly-popular John Riordan Invitational Fishing Derby. John is the Assistant General Manager for the Carson Station Hotel and Casino in Carson City, and this will be the 14th version of his annual, fun-filled, fishing event at Topaz Lake.
His derby is traditionally co-headquartered at the Topaz Lake Marina and the Topaz Lake Lodge at Topaz Lake, which lies along the Nevada-California state line about 40 miles south of Carson City.
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News - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 12: 50am
By Sean Whaley / Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY – A proposed amendment to the Nevada constitution to allow a future Legislature to create a school voucher program so parents could get state funding to send their children to private schools, including religious schools, was heard by a Senate panel today.

News - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 12: 48am
By Andrew Doughman / Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY – In the end, only acrimony prevailed.
Legislators did not immediately vote on a bill from Sen. Michael Roberson, R-Las Vegas, but a hearing on Senate Bill 343 provoked heated testimony over how local governments and public sector unions bargain their contracts.

News - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 12: 52am
By Andrew Doughman / Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval has created a task force charged with reviewing executive branch advisory bodies.
The governor has asked three former state senators to identify, evaluate and recommend whether groups created by former governors or state agencies should continue.

News - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 12: 55am
By Andrew Doughman/ Nevada News Bureau
 CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval has said before that he can reform Nevada’s education system while still reducing the budget allotted to the state’s K-12 system.

News - Monday, April 11, 2011 - 4: 45pm

Carson High School students, faculty and staff mourned the loss of two of their own Monday with a memorial at the Carson City campus parking lot following a tragic scuba diving accident on Saturday in Monterey Bay.

News - Monday, April 11, 2011 - 1: 34pm

The following is a news release issued by the Carson City School District: Stephen Anderson age 16, and Keegan Aiazzi age 17, died in a scuba diving accident in the Monterey Bay, California area on Saturday, April 9, 2011. The two were part of a scuba diving event that was organized and sponsored by a scuba diving business in Reno.Following successful dives on Friday evening and Saturday morning, both young men who had recently become certified scuba divers, did not surface with the rest of the group during the second dive on Saturday morning.

Those of you who have been here before might notice a few changes on the Carson Now site this morning. We worked on an update to the site over the weekend, and there are still a few tasks left to do. So consider this a construction zone, at least for the next few hours. Put on your virtual hardhats, and report any problems that you see. Thanks. 

News - Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 8: 13am
Here is the Carson City road report through April 17.
Because of utility work, Edmonds Drive will be reduced to a single lane with flagger controlled traffic near the intersection of Clearview Drive, Monday, April 11 through Wednesday, April 13, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On Thursday, April 14, southbound Edmonds Drive will be subject to single lane closures with flagger controlled traffic between Colorado Street and Clearview Drive, from 7: 00 a.m. to 7: 00 p.m.
There will be shoulder work at the intersection of 5th Street and Butti Way. However, no lane closures are expected.

News - Friday, April 8, 2011 - 11: 14am
Nevada casinos didn't have a great February, with the gaming win down 6.84 percent statewide compared to prior year.
The Gaming Control Board report for February showed the Las Vegas Strip down 9.56 percent, while North Lake Tahoe was down more than 15 percent. The Carson Valley area that included Carson City was down 2.89 percent.
For the fiscal year, the state gaming win is still in positive territory, but barely, .09 percent over prior year.
See the attachment below for the complete report.

News - Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 8: 20pm
CARSON CITY – A proposed constitutional amendment that would require a two-thirds vote in the Legislature to cut funding to or impose an unfunded mandate on local governments was heartily endorsed today by local officials including the mayors of Reno and Las Vegas.

News - Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 4: 22pm

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects involved in a strongarm robbery that took place on Thursday, March 24th, at approximately 3: 30 pm, in the Wal-Mart parking lot, off Topsy Lane in north Douglas County.
In the incident, a Hispanic female forcibly stole a small black case suspended by a breakaway lanyard from around the victim’s neck as the victim was walking to her car in the parking lot.

News - Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 4: 24pm
CARSON CITY – A major campaign finance reform bill that would require most candidates to file their contribution and expense reports electronically narrowly passed out of an Assembly panel today on an 8-7 vote.
The bill would also move filing deadlines up to give voters more time to review the political donation and expense information before casting their ballots.

News - Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 7: 02pm
By Andrew Doughman / Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY – Add it up and some of them have to die.
There is not enough time for the Legislature to hear every bill, but that has not stopped Republicans from accusing Democrats of ignoring Republican bills.

News - Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 5: 13pm
Just a few photos from a cold trip up to Lake Tahoe last month. See more photos at AroundCarson.com.

News - Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 2: 11pm
By Andrew Doughman / Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY – Two bills relating to illegal immigrants sparked heated debate in an Assembly committee this morning.
One from Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, would impose penalties and restrictions on illegal immigrants in a way similar to a controversial Arizona law enacted this past year.

News - Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 9: 47am

News - Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 6: 38am
Another blast of winter weather is expected to reach the Carson City area tonight with 1 to 3 inches of snow expected in the valleys and up to 8 inches at Lake Tahoe.
Cold air, more snow and gusty winds has prompted the National Weather Service in Reno to issue a winter weather advisory later tonight for Carson City, Carson Valley, Lake Tahoe and Reno through Thursday morning.

Outdoors - Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 6: 32am

This week’s feature is about a long time friend, Gene St. Denis, Captain of Blue Ribbon Charters at South Lake Tahoe, Calif. He offers daily fishing trips for Mackinaw, rainbow and brown trout on his sport fishing boat, “The PT-109,” at Lake Tahoe.
Mackinaw trout in the double digit class (10 pounds or more) in weight are not that uncommon on those charter trips. In fact, in the last two years, each time Elaine and I have fished with “Gino” she has caught a double digit “Mack” in weight.
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Click here for this week's fishing report and here for more outdoor stories.
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Two years ago, her Mack weighed 20-pounds, 9-ounces (37.5 inches long) and it was the biggest fresh water fish that she has ever caught.
Last year, her fish checked in at just over 10 pounds.

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