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Carson City museum offers family programs, historical lectures and more in January

Arts and Entertainment - Monday, December 28, 2020 - 12:32pm

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Nevada State Museum

The Nevada State Museum, Carson City offers a slate of in-person and online programs in January, ranging from online family projects to historical lectures. The offerings fall under four different programs: Family Fun Saturday and the Francis Humphrey Lecture Series, both occurring online, as well as Coin Press No. 1 demonstrations and Curator’s Corner programming, both available in-person at the museum. Events are as follows:

Employees jailed, seen on video attempting to break into safe at Carson City motel

A man and woman were arrested Christmas morning for suspicion of felony burglary after they were seen on surveillance video attempting to break into a safe belonging to their employer, a Carson City sheriff's deputy report states.

Pine Nuts with McAvoy Layne: Name one good thing about 2020

By McAvoy Layne

Most of us might agree, 2020 was the annus horribilis of our lifetime. But just as the darkest cloud has a silver lining, 2020 has offered one thing about which we can all brag and be proud. I can't think of what that one thing might be just now, though it does occur to me that learning how to cut our own hair might be a thing to celebrate and be genuinely proud, unless of course you're a barber.

Nevada governor addresses jobless benefits, 'unnecessary delays' in stimulus package

Nevada Politics - Monday, December 28, 2020 - 9:19am
Nevada Governor's Office

CARSON CITY — Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued the following statement Sunday evening after President Trump signed into law the bipartisan appropriations and coronavirus relief deal reached by Congress last week, H.R. 133.

Light snow over Carson City region to continue through the morning

The Carson City region is experiencing light snow with slick conditions during the Monday morning commute. Highest snow totals based on webcams are near and south of US-50.

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to convene 'Clean Cars Nevada' virtual listening session

NDEP news release

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection announced plans to convene a virtual listening session on Clean Cars Nevada, an initiative that would provide Nevadans with more choices for low and zero emission passenger cars and light-duty trucks offered at dealerships across the state beginning in 2024.

Quad County, Carson City COVID-19 Sunday briefing: 32 new cases, 51 recoveries

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services reports Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 that there are 32 new cases and 51 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 8,787, with 4,220 recoveries and 106 deaths; 4,461 cases remain active.

Carson City area road report for week of Dec. 28 to Jan. 3

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of Dec. 28 to Jan. 3, 2021. Closures are expected at the following locations due to road and utility work:

Announcements - Sunday, December 27, 2020 - 2:57pm
Debbie Gilmore, President, Mason Valley Beekeepers

Is beekeeping on your bucket list? Need help getting started. A one-day workshop for beginning beekeepers will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the Catholic Center, 311 Virginia St, Yerington, Nev. The workshop is focused and designed for individuals with little or no beekeeping experience.

Carson City area weather: Light snow could produce slick travel conditions through Monday

Another winter storm, this one colder than the previous storm, will move into the Carson City region late Sunday producing periods of light snow and slick driving conditions for portions of the eastern Sierra and western Nevada, continuing through Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Carson City, Douglas County offer curbside Christmas tree recycling

Carson City and Douglas County are again participating in a statewide Christmas tree recycling effort. As in previous years, Christmas trees can be placed curbside on your regular trash collection day or taken to one of several drop off locations.

Senator Square: Carson High School student initiates independent Senior Project

By Phil Brady

CHS Senior Abby Golik, after being told Senior Projects, a Carson High School graduation requirement, were temporarily cancelled, decided she wanted to do a Senior Project anyway.

Quad County, Carson City COVID-19 Saturday briefing: 91 new cases, 150 additional recoveries

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 that there are 91 new cases and 150 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 8,755, with 4,169 recoveries and 106 deaths; 4,480 cases remain active.

Eagles and Raptors Make Their Return to Carson Valley

Every winter, Carson Valley becomes a nesting ground for bald eagles, golden eagles, falcons, hawks, owls and other wildlife as they congregate to the region. Carson Valley’s expansive open space and cattle ranches provide habitat for the wintering birds of prey.

Snake Expert to Speak to Local Carson City Rotarians

Denise Clodjeaux, Rotary Club of Carson City

Snakes are on the table at the next Rotary Club of Carson City meeting. Not literally, but they will be the topic of discussion. As always, guests are invited to attend the online meeting.

Virtual Suicide Prevention Virtual Town Hall Meeting to be held Tuesday, Dec. 29

Department of Health and Human Services Press Release

On December 29th, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) will be hosting a virtual community-based Town Hall to address suicide prevention.

Carson City Redevelopment Authority and Culture and Tourism Boards are seeking new board members

Carson City Press Release

The Carson City Board of Supervisors is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee as well as the Culture and Tourism Authority.

Local resident reports dust devil ‘Tornado’ on Westside of Carson City near C-Hill Saturday morning

By Robert Cope

Carson Now reader Robert Cope reported seeing a large dust devil tornado Saturday morning near C-Hill off of Kings Canyon Road. His account is as follows:

Five Questions for Brad Bonkowski regarding his time as a Carson City Supervisor and what he'll do now

by Kelsey Penrose

Brad Bonkowski has served on the Carson City Board of Supervisors for eight years, and has now decided to step down from the post. He will be replaced by Maurice “Mo” White who won the position in the 2020 general election.

Brad sat down to look back on his time spent in office, and answer five questions relating to his eight years as a supervisor, and what his future plans are.

DETR: Rescheduled updates to Unemployment Insurance website to debut new look and improved navigation on claimant and employer login screens

DETR Press Release

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) announced that in order to conduct regular system updates, they are temporarily taking the Unemployment Insurance (UI) website, ui.nv.gov offline on Saturday, December 26th from 6 AM to midnight, a period of lower traffic. During this time, individuals will not be able to file claims or access the resource materials.

Community - Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 9:10am
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PBS Reno's 'Wild Nevada' season 5 picked up for distribution by American Public Television

Arts and Entertainment - Friday, December 25, 2020 - 2:58pm
PBS Reno

PBS Reno is excited to announce Season 5 of its award-winning local production, 'Wild Nevada,' has been picked up for national distribution by American Public Television. The first episode will be available to participating PBS member stations around the country on March 10, 2021.

FEMA emergency food and shelter program funds awarded to Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Washoe counties

Announcements - Friday, December 25, 2020 - 2:20pm
Organizations invited to apply

Federal funds made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency have been awarded to jurisdictions in the state of Nevada for Phase 38. The eligible spending period for Phase 38 is January 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021. The following is a list of the awards for northern Nevada jurisdictions (counties) including Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Washoe.

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Greater Nevada Credit Union Helps People Live Greater Through Greater Giving Donations

Greater Nevada Credit Union’s passion for Helping More People Live Greater goes beyond the financial services and products that we offer. We also take pride in supporting our local communities and organizations throughout the year.

Outdoors - Friday, December 25, 2020 - 11:41am
Photography by Edward Howell

A beautiful sunrise over Carson City on Christmas morning bringing the promise of better times to come for everyone. Merry Christmas!

Column: Christmas shows us that we are all essential

By Brett Fisher

Of the many lessons to be learned from 2020, not the least of which is that there's no such thing as a non-essential person.

To insist otherwise degrades the value of human dignity. Kind of like the way Henry F. Potter made George Bailey feel on Christmas Eve one year at the end of World War II.

Carson City area weather: Sierra snow into Saturday, followed by colder storm Monday

The weather will transition to a more active pattern with periods of mountain snow, valley rain, and gusty winds later Friday through Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A second colder system will be on its heels for early Monday and will provide chances for another round of snow.

Nevada schoolchildren invited to enter art contest during Christmas holiday vacation

NDOT news release

CARSON CITY — With many Nevada schoolchildren looking for safe and healthy activities during the holiday break, the Nevada Department of Transportation invites families to participate in the National Association of State Aviation Officials’ art contest.

Carson City, Quad County COVID-19 Thursday briefing: 3 deaths, 97 new cases, 49 recoveries

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services reported Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 that there are 3 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. CCHHS is also reporting 97 new cases and 49 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 8,664, with 4,019 recoveries and 106 deaths; 4,539 cases remain active.

Nevada officials give update on pending federal legislation as existing unemployment benefit programs to expire Saturday

DETR news release

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation provided an update Thursday to Nevadans about a federal stimulus bill and how the delay in the passage and enactment of the stimulus bill will adversely affect Nevadans.

Outdoors - Thursday, December 24, 2020 - 3:34pm
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A winter postcard on Christmas Eve along the Carson River. Merry Christmas to all!

Carson City residents are supporting their community by shopping local this holiday season

by Kelsey Penrose

COVID-19 has devestated small businesses around the country, especially those that rely on foot traffic as a means of getting people through the door. But as people work to protect their health by staying indoors and ordering online, small businesses tend to suffer. However, in Carson City, the community response has been strong this holiday season, and shoppers have been taking advantage of both in-person shopping as well as online shopping through local vendors.

Neighbors urged to ring a bell at 6 p.m. this Christmas Eve night

Carson Now readers Liz Hemming Biasotti and Bill Burts sent us this reminder and meme making its way around social media. The event is happening worldwide at 6 p.m. tonight, Dec. 24, 2020. Merry Christmas to all!

Carson City Sheriff's Office asks for public's help locating 77-year-old missing adult

Carson City Sheriff's Office

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance with locating a missing person. Frank Figearo was last seen in mid-October 2020, leaving his motel room in Carson City, Nevada. Mr. Figearo allegedly told a neighbor he was traveling out of state for business.

A Christmas message from Carson City School Superintendent Richard Stokes

By CCSD Supt. Richard Stokes

Dear Friends: On a cold Christmas Eve in 1914, German, French, and British Soldiers hunkered down in the muddy trenches that had become their home during World War I. Between those trenches was a war-torn expanse of ground that was simply referred to as “no-man’s land.”

Carson City sheriff's deputies make felony warrant, assault with a deadly weapon arrests

A 28-year-old man was booked into jail Wednesday on a felony Lyon County warrant, a Carson City Sheriff's Office report states.

Mack the Naw says 'Merry Fishmas' and 'Happy Naw Year' heading into Jan. 1 Topaz Lake opening

By Doug Busey

Hello fellow anglers and Merry Fishmas. I think we are all looking forward to the new year to begin. Jan. 1, 2021 will be a welcome sight, so we may begin a new year. At 6:32 a.m., Topaz Lake will officially open for the 2021 fishing season.

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Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area remains closed to motorized activities due to lack of snow

The Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's Bridgeport Ranger District remains closed to over-snow vehicles, like snowmobiles, due to lack of snow. Snow levels must meet the minimum requirement in order to open the area.

Quad County, Carson City COVID-19 Wednesday briefing: 6 deaths, 104 new cases, 75 recoveries

Carson City Health and Human Services

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Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 that there are 6 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. We are also reporting 104 new cases and 75 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 8,567, with 3,970 recoveries and 103 deaths; 4,494 cases remain active.

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Bently Nevada delivers Christmas to communities affected by COVID-19

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This December, dozens of Bently Nevada employees came together once more to support local families in need through the Adopt a Family Program.