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Fatal Crash on Highway 50 at Arrowhead Saturday afternoon.

Three vehicle high speed accident at Hwy 50 and Deer Run Road Saturday afternoon.

Preliminary indicators are that a white sedan was coming down the hill from Dayton as a small pickup entered the intersection from Arrowhead Drive.

Following the crash the pickup spun around into the eastbound lanes. The driver of the pickup was fatally injured, identified as Justin King of Dayton.   No word on the condition of the Prius driver.

There were injuries to those in the white sedan. It wasn’t immediately known which vehicle had a green light.

The internet is a great thing. But it can also be a sewer, if you’re not careful!!

Attorney General Ford Warns Youth, Parents About Cyber Scams Targeting Minors

Carson City, NV – As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford advises Nevada’s youth and parents to be aware of online scams targeting minors. Just like adults, scammers target young people through popular online platforms, such as apps, games and popular social networking websites. Youth are particularly attractive targets for scammers because they often have unused Social Security numbers, do not generally check their credit reports, and are used to readily sharing information online. Scammers may pose as someone else in order to get young online users to voluntarily share information.

“Scammers don’t discriminate,” said AG Ford. “All users, even young adults, should be cautious about sharing their personal information. If we can help young people recognize these issues now, they can be proactive and protect their personal information, which may be their most valuable asset.  The first step is to realize how much of your personal information is already in the  public domain.”

Inexpensive/Free Stuff Scam:

Many ads online offer cheap or free items for sale, such as clothes, sunglasses or handbags. In some cases, these ads prove to be a scam. An unsuspecting young adult may send money but never receive the item, or may receive an item of lesser quality. The fake sale may also be an attempt to get personal information, such as user names and passwords, which would allow the scammer to gain access to the youth’s account.

Before purchasing items online, do research to ensure that the source is legitimate. Scammers often re-post a discount offer that was previously valid but will no longer be accepted by the retailer.  Use a search engine to look at customer reviews; however, be aware that sometimes websites post fake reviews to attract more customers. Trust your instincts if you feel that something seems wrong about the deal. Consider only purchasing from established online retailers. (more…)

Temporary Schedule for use of CC Rifle and Pistol Range

Temporary Schedule for Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range Begins Sunday

In response to the seasonal transition affecting daylight hours, the Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range will temporarily change its hours for public use — starting Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 hours will be Sundays only, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To ensure adequate and safe accommodations for range enthusiasts, the range must adopt the new operational hours to hinder activity at night.

During the temporary hours of operation, the Rifle and Pistol Range will be monitored by the Carson City Parks Department Range Coordinator, Park Ranger or Volunteer RSO’s. The following schedule and guidelines established:

— Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

— During Sunday operations the Rifle and Pistol Range will be monitored by the Range Coordinator, Park Ranger or Volunteer RSO’s.

— If the Range Coordinator, Park Ranger or Volunteer RSO is not available during the time-frame the range will not be open for use.

— Range will be closed during inclement weather conditions.

— No Reservations accepted during this time period, first come first serve basis only.

The City sincerely regrets any inconveniences caused by the temporary schedule. The City has an obligation to the public to promptly address any potential risks and implement changes to ensure safe practices. The City appreciates the public’s cooperation.

Update: Counterfeit suspect turns himself in to the Sheriff’s Office

Update:  Carson City Sheriff’s investigators say that the widespread picture exposure of a man accused of passing a phony 100-dollar bill at a local store has turned himself in to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.  He is now in custody.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect using counterfeit money. The suspect used a counterfeit $100 bill on 10/30/19 at The Glass Shop in Carson City.

At 1050 hours on 10/30/19 the suspect entered the establishment and used the counterfeit $100 bill to pay for his transaction. The suspect is described as a white male with short brown hair, beard, wearing a red shirt and red pants.

Anyone who may recognize this subject is asked to contact Deputy Martha Tschetter at 775-887-2020 ext. 45401, Sergeant Mike Cullen or contact Secret Witness.

Do you recognize this man who held up a convenience store on College Parkway?

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed gunman who held up at a convenience store in the 1400 block of College Parkway. Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies say the man walked into the business and gathered up some items and pulled a gun on the clerk who handed over money from the cash register.

Deputies say the robber was a latino male, approximately 40 years of age, black hair, full mustache, wearing white shoes, jeans and a tan jacket and a blue beanie hat on his head.

Robber at front door of store he robbed at gunpoint.

Robber with gun passes by surveillance camera in store.

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in tracking this man down. If you know anything about this gunman, call the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.   Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Detective Tucker at 775-283-7858, Captain Brian Humphrey at 775-283-7850, Carson City Dispatch at 775-887-COPS (2677), or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900. You can remain anonymous.

Citizens of Carson City!! Keep your car locked up at night!

Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies got a 3AM call from a citizen on Woodside Drive that two guys were burglarizing cars on Woodside and Stanton Drives. Upon arrival, deputies say they caught Carson City resident Steven Viola, 34, helping himself to the inside of a number of vehicles that WERE NOT LOCKED!! Deputies say Viola was drunk and had some items on him that were stolen from one or more of the cars.

Deputies arrested Viola and booked him into the Carson City Jail for burglary.

Deputies say even if your car is in a garage you should lock your vehicles. A locked vehicle is usually skipped over when thieves are looking for a quick “grab and run.”

DON’T MAKE IT EASY for car burglars. LOCK…YOUR…VEHICLES!!!! And take your valuables into your home. Don’t leave them in plain sight!

Governor Sisolak and First Lady Kathy Sisolak do a bit of Halloween storytime with students at Empire Elementary!

Governor Sisolak and First Lady Kathy Sisolak visit Empire Elementary students, reading Halloween stories to the students.

Governor Sisolak reads to students about what happens on Halloween!

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and First Lady Kathy Sisolak took some time to visit and read to first grade students at Empire Elementary School in Carson City this week.

Greeted at the door of Mrs. Emily Drew’s classroom with a letter printed on poster-paper, Governor Sisolak took the time to read the hand-crafted welcome from students from both Mrs. Drew’s and Mrs. Eva Currence’s classes. Each student’s name and handprint framed the letter.

After settling down in the classroom, the governor and his wife took turns reading the book “Trick-or-Treak Nevada.” At the conclusion of the story, students took turns asking questions. They also explained how they were learning to be engineers and how they were able to fix one of their playground swings.

NNCC Inmate booked again for murder

Robert Ryan Rowland, 61, booked for murder.  Already serving life sentence at NNCC for murder.

Northern Nevada Correctional Center murder convict Robert Ryan Rowland may be on his way to another life sentence for murdering someone – this time inside the prison. No specific details have surfaced except for the charges levied against him when he appeared in Carson City Justice Court. Those charges include Open Murder, Murder, Battery with a Deadly Weapon, and assaulting what appeared to be possibly two other individuals.

Rowland appeared in court on the charges and was later returned to NNCC. The Nevada State Attorney General’s Office is handling the case. The news media is awaiting further information that may be releasable.

Carson City Firefighters helping battle the Kincaid Fire in Northern California

Carson City Firefighters are one-step ahead of the Kincaid Fire trying to save homes north of San Francisco in Sonoma County.

Nearly 100 homes have already burned. Firefighters are trying to save homes ahead of the fire.

Very smoky conditions as the 76,000 acre blaze continues to grow.

Wish our firefighters a safe return home after this monster fire is finally controlled.

Carson City Firefighters are battling very difficult and extreme fire conditions on the Kincade Fire just off Highway 101 north of Healdsburg, CA.  They have been working nearly non-stop since Saturday morning. Carson City Fire crews continue to defend homes at the front of the fire.  Initial reports indicate that a PG&E power tower jumper cable broke, spreading sparks on the ground near Geyserville.

As of Monday 76,0000 acres have burned in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco near Healdsburg along Highway 101.  Nearly 100 homes have been destroyed with 80,000 acres still threatened. Winds have been fierce according to fire officials.  However the forecast shows winds dying down to 5 to 20 mph by mid-week.

Donations still being sought for restoration of old NV State Prison

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Dear Friend of NSPPS:

The Nevada State Prison in Carson City, Nevada opened in 1862 and is the third oldest prison west of the Mississippi. It was de-commissioned on May 18, 2012 after 150 years of continuous operation. The Nevada State Prison Preservation Society (NSPPS) was formed on November 1, 2012 with the goal of preserving and developing this important historical site for the education of this state’s citizens and visitors. It is anticipated that, when open, it will also greatly benefit tourism to our area.

The Society is doing everything it can to prepare the Nevada State Prison for tours and events, but our financial resources are limited. Now, we are launching a fund raising effort and asking for your help.

The work we are doing is being accomplished without state funds. Until recently, we were able to generate funds through tours, lectures, and events. In April of 2015, the Society learned that future activity at the prison must be placed on hold until an application is made to officially change its use from occupied prison to an historic public site. At the end of this process a new certificate of occupancy will be issued and activity at the site can resume. This process includes a code analysis, architectural drawings, and any structural modifications required for health, safety, or access reasons. The code analysis alone will cost in excess of $17,000. Costs for the drawings and structural modifications will not be known until after the code analysis.

We are seeking donations in any amount, small or large, from individuals, businesses, and organizations. Donations to NSPPS may be made in the following ways:
• Mail a personal check, money order, or bank check payable to NSPPS, P.O. Box 1991, Carson City Nevada 89701-1991
• Deliver your donation to the Carson City Chamber of Commerce, attention “NSPPS”
• Give your donation to any member of the NSPPS Board of Directors

Your donation will help us make this historically significant attraction available to residents and visitors alike. Tours will resume as soon as the permit process is complete. All donations are tax deductible. We will send a letter acknowledging your donation and providing you with our tax ID number.

Students bring “Day of the Dead” to life at Nevada State Museum!

CHS Seniors Elizabeth Schulze, 18, Sophia Taggart, 17, and Emma McCoy, 17, from Ms. Alisa Kuniya’s Ceramics Class, display their Dia De Los Muertos masks.

Student Art Exhibit at Thirteenth Annual Dia De Los Muertos Event

The Nevada State Museum will host a “Day of the Dead Celebration” this weekend from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. As part of the event and celebration, Carson High School ceramics students from Ms. Alisa Kuniya’s class and third graders from Bordewich Bray Elementary School will exhibit Dia De Los Muertos masks and alters.

The art pieces created for the event were designed to remember and honor loved ones who have passed. Traditionally colorful and decorative, the masks and alters offer favorite foods, drinks or special items that may have belonged to the deceased to help the returning spirit relive memories. The art pieces may also represent a general celebration of ancestors past, celebrities or beloved pets.

This event is open and free to the public and includes sugar skull crafts, folklore dancers and food trucks. For more information about the Day of the Dead Event, please click on the calendar link on the district’s website to view a flyer in both English and Spanish, or contact the Nevada State Museum, 775-687-4810.

Some of the Nevada Day Parade and a visit to the Governor’s Mansion

Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies kick off the Nevada Day Parade

Sheriff Ken Furlong

Classic cars but they’re soooo “last century!”

Nevada’s Governor and First Lady….

Any sandwiches in that submarine?

Is a heavy winter in the forecast??

One plane that didn’t make the parade fly-over

Visiting the Governor’s Mansion…

Governor Sisolak and First Lady Kathy Ong and friends….

Governor’s Mansion with a lovely view

Governor’s Manion upstairs relaxing area

Governor Sisolak’s office away from THE office…

When it’s night-night time for Nevada’s First Family

Carson Middle School Music Teacher Praised – Heads home with $25,000 in his pocket

Carson Middle School pulled out all the stops for their music teacher Nicolas Jacques – About to get a very prestigious national award for music teaching excellence!

“Instrumental” to Student Success, Music Teacher Nicolas Jacques Scores a $25,000 Milken Educator Award”

Nevada educator and students band together for better learning at Carson Middle School

Nietzsche wrote that “Without music, life would be a mistake.” But thanks to band teacher Nicolas Jacques, that’s a mistake no one is making at Carson Middle School in Carson City, NV. Music is everywhere in the school, the district and the surrounding community as students throng to join Jacques’ concert band, marching band and jazz band ensembles. Employing smart technology through music apps for sight-reading and testing, Jacques challenges students to expand their minds to work together communally as well as improve their skills individually. Band students develop superior discipline under his tutelage even as they have fun expressing themselves. More than just a high energy elective, Jacques’ band program inspires and elevates student engagement while strengthening academic achievement.

Nicolas Jacques said he’s had strong mentors in his life and he’s passing all he learned to his students.

But it was Jacques who was elevated today at a surprise school assembly where he was presented with a Milken Educator Award by Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken and Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert. An elated Jacques was named a 2019-20 recipient of the national recognition, which comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize. He is one of two Milken Educator Award winners from Nevada this year, and is among up to 40 honorees for 2019-20.

The Milken Educator Awards, hailed by Teacher magazine as the “Oscars of Teaching” has been opening minds and shaping futures for over 30 years. Research shows teacher quality is the driving in-school factor behind student growth and achievement. The initiative not only aims to reward great teachers, but to celebrate, elevate and activate those innovators in the classroom who are guiding America’s next generation of leaders. Milken Educators believe, “The future belongs to the educated.”

A standing room only gymnasium signaled their student pride and respect for the Milken award to Mr. Jacques – one of the most prestigious awards K-12 teachers nationwide can be awarded.

Jacques is improving that future by working in concert with parents, peers and students. Incorporating the joy of belonging and creating something beautiful together into the daily curriculum, Jacques’ band students go on to shine in regional and state competitions reflecting their hard work and dedication. An inspirational teacher who improvises like a jazz musician within the structures of the educational system, Jacques’ out-of-the-box approach prepares students for greater performances academically and on the larger world stage.

“Nicolas Jacques cultivates a work ethic and passion for music that will last a lifetime,” said Milken. “The rewards of practice, creativity and collaborative harmony are multiplied by his strategic use of high-tech tools and keen insight into his teenage students. As both an educator and a leader, Nicolas inspires students and teachers from primary grades through university. We are proud to have Nicolas Jacques add his voice to the National Milken Educator Network.”

Nicholas Jacques is congratulated by Governor Steve Sisolak on being an outstanding teacher who gives his all to his students.

“Nicolas Jacques exemplifies what it means to be a teacher of music, and I’m thankful to the Milken Family Foundation for recognizing his talents with this prestigious award,” said Governor Sisolak.  “Mr. Jacques has taken his students to new heights, performing in numerous festivals throughout Washoe County and utilizing cutting-edge technology to help students become better musicians. It comes as no surprise that the confidence and discipline instilled by Mr. Jacques’ teaching has contributed to his students’ high academic performance. Improving K-12 education in Nevada is my top priority as Governor, and empowering teachers like Mr. Jacques is how we make real progress.”

“I am thrilled that for the first time in more than a decade two very deserving educators in Nevada are receiving the Milken Educator Award,” said Ebert. “Two of my top priorities in the state are to elevate the teaching profession and end our teacher shortage. This award not only rewards deserving teachers but signifies how important teachers are in our society. I would like to congratulate Nicolas Jacques for the daily inspiration and music he brings into the lives of young students in Carson City every day.”

“It is not a coincidence that our music program thrives at Carson Middle School,” said Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes. “Nicolas Jacques gets students throughout all of his classes genuinely excited about music. He started the jazz band in 2013 and they perform admirably every year in the Reno Jazz Festival at the university. Having 264 students in his concert, marching and Jazz bands really shows what a gifted teacher Mr. Jacques is and how students want to be part of his programs. It is very rewarding to observe the joy his students display when they perform and to watch their progress under his tutelage. On behalf of the Carson City School District, I would like to thank the Milken Family Foundation for recognizing a great teacher.”

Nevada Day Schedule – it’s a looooong scroll down!

Thursday – Sunday, Oct. 24 –27, 2019

RSVP NEVADA DAY CARNIVAL
Mills Park in Carson City 

Carnival rides for adults and children, live music, food booths, craft vendors & more. Hours: 10/24 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; 10/25-26: Noon – 9 p.m.; 10/27: Noon – 8 p.m.

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All-day ride wristbands are $30; $5 Discount Coupons available at RSVP website, RSVP office, & RSVP booth. Proceeds assist seniors to help them remain independent and at home with dignity. 

  • Carnival Thursday – Sunday
  • Thursday All Rides $1
  • DJ Saturday and Sunday
  • Karaoke Friday
  • Wheelhouse Skate Expo all weeken
  • To learn more, visit www.nevadaruralrsvp.org

NEVADA DAY STORE

Features Nevada and Battle Born Logo Wear, Home Means Nevada, local pottery, jewelry, authors, and more.  Located at 716 N. Carson St., open Mon-Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Home Means Nevada will have their booth out front of the store on Friday October 25th from noon to 5:00 p.m. and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Parade Day, as well as at Telegraph Square near Curry and Proctor.

For more info visit www.NevadaDay.com, or call 775-882-2600.

Friday October 25, 2019

HISTORICAL EAST-SIDE TOUR 

Join Bernie Allen and Eileen Cohen on Fri., Oct. 56, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. as guides lead you on a two mile walking tour of the historical east side of Carson City.  This free tour begins at the Capitol steps and continues to the location of the former children’s home, which was also the site of the 1897 Corbett Fitzsimmons heavyweight title fight. The tour also includes a visit to the site of the former V&T Railroad shops as well as many other historic locations.  For more info, call Bernie at 775-883-7264.

HISTORICAL WEST-SIDE TOUR 

This free tour begins at 1:30 p.m. in the front courtyard of the Nevada State Museum. Explore the historic Westside of Carson City where many notable residents have lived. These include Abraham Curry, Orion Clemens and his brother, Samuel, Duane Bliss, William Stewart, James Nye, Dat-So-La-Lee and many others, including the Governor’s Mansion. This approximately 90 minute walking tour will highlight the homes, churches and schools of early Carson City. Most of this area is also a historic district with other beautiful historic homes all along the way. For more information, call Debbie Lane at 775-841-4456.

7TH ANNUAL BLINKY MAN BIKE RIDE

Blinky Man is a nighttime bike ride through the streets of Carson City. Participants dress up in costumes and decorate their bicycles with colorful lights, before riding together through town on a circuit with five stops at local bars and eateries.  This year’s event starts Friday, Oct. 25th at 6:30 p.m. Starting at  Jimmy G’s, 301 N. Carson Street. From there riders then go to The Tap Shack, Feisty Goat and Living the Good Life before finishing up at Westside Pour House at Telegraph Square. Anyone with a bicycle that is properly lighted for night riding is free to participate.  For more information, go to Facebook.com/BlinkyManCC.

Friday & Saturday October 25 & 26, 2019

NEVADA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM 

Located at South Carson Street & Fairview Drive, the museum is open Thursday through Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In honor of Nevada Day, FREE admission all day Friday, October 25 andSaturday, October 26, 2019!  The museum also offers McKeen Motor Car rides October 25-27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Ride tickets: $8 for ages 12+; $4 for ages 4-11 yrs; free for ages 3 and younger. Purchase ride tickets at the Wabuska Depot at the Museum. For more info, call 775-687-6953 or visit carsonrailroadmuseum.org. 

NEVADA STATE MUSEUM 

The Nevada State Museum – located at 600 N. Carson Street in Carson City. The museum celebrates Nevada’s natural and cultural history and features the historic Carson City Mint. The Historic Press Number 1 will be running and minting medallions. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In honor of Nevada Day, the Nevada State Museum is offering FREE admission all day on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, 2019. Regular Museum Admission other days: $8 for adults; FREE for ages 17 & younger and for museum members. For more information call 775-687-4810 or visit museums.nevadaculture.org/nsmcc.  

Friday –  Sunday, Oct. 25 -27, 2019

LA KA LEL BE NEVADA DAY POW WOW

Grand Entry Times: Friday 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at Noon

New Location – The MAC, 1860 Russell Way, Carson City

Saturday, October 26, 2019

PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT GOVERNOR’S MANSION

A Nevada Day tradition, the pancake breakfast at the Governor’s Mansion (606 N. Mountain St.) is hosted by the Carson City Republican Women’s Club and takes place from 7:00-9:30 a.m. on parade day.  Cost is $6 for Adults and $3 for Kids 10 and younger. Proceeds go towards a scholarships of $2,000 to a deserving senior from Carson or Dayton High School.

Breakfast includes: pancakes, eggs, ham, orange juice and coffee. The Governor is often available for photos. You might even spot surprise celebrities and famous political guests at this annual Carson City tradition!  For more info visit www.ccrwclub.com or call Mary Burgoon, 775-315-0993.

NEVADA BUILDERS WOMEN’S COUNCIL 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT RED’S OLD 395 GRILL

20th Annual Nevada Builders Foundation, Nevada Day Breakfast Buffet at Red’s Old 395 Grill.

Saturday, October 26th 2019 6:00 am – 9:30 am

Red’s Old 395 Grill is located at 1055 S. Carson St. 

Enjoy a full breakfast buffet of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, potatoes, coffee, orange juice or hot chocolate!  Red’s famous Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas are also available at the bar. 

Proceeds go to the Nevada Builders Foundation, Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to all four community colleges in our great state. 

Early Bird Special $6 tickets purchased in advance or before 7am Parade Day.  Tickets bought after 7am are $8.00. Hurry and get your tickets now www.NevadaBuilders.org/Nevada-day-breakfast-buffet/

 30TH ANNUAL NEVADA DAY CLASSIC RUN/WALK

The Classic, hosted by Tahoe Mountain Milers, benefits Guide Dogs for the Blind. Local guide dog puppies-in-training and their raisers from the group Eyes for Tomorrow will serve as course marshals to guide runners and walkers through the west side of Nevada’s capital city.

The race starts at 8:00am on the corner of Telegraph and Curry Streets (just west of the Carson Nugget) and makes its way through the city’s beautiful historic district. Regular registration is $35 (thru 10/25/19);  Race Day registration is $40 (between 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m., at the Nugget Casino, 2nd floor.) Participants get an event T-shirt, post-event refreshments, and a swag bag. Any extra event T-shirts will be available for $15 after the race starts. https://www.tahoemtnmilers.org/nevada-day-classic.html

35TH ANNUAL CHILI FEED

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske and State Senator James Settelmeyer will host the annual Chili Feed in the Carson Nugget’s upstairs Banquet Center (507 North Carson St.) on parade day from Noon – 2 p.m.

Admission is free, so arrive early for the popular event! Enjoy free chili with all the fixins. It’s a great opportunity to meet old and new friends, plus chat with federal, state, and local leaders. More info available at NevadaDay.com, or contact Janet at (775) 315-3373.

CARSON VICTORY ROLLERS

The Second Annual “Battle for the Silver Skate” #B4SS Tournament hosted by your local roller derby team, the Carson Victory Rollers, returns as a featured activity for the Nevada Day weekend festivities. Six teams from Nevada, California, and Idaho will battle it out at the Carson City Community Center on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Special Co-ed exhibition bout starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday night.  Free to Public! For more information go to

https://carsonvictoryrollers.yapsody.com

RE/MAX NEVADA DAY BALLOON LAUNCH

Watch the majesty of hot air balloons launching right on Carson Street near the Carson Mall beginning at 8:00 a.m. on parade day (weather permitting). The balloons fly for about an hour and are usually down before the parade even starts. The launch operates under the assistance of the Great Reno Balloon Race. Team RE/MAX flies their signature hot air balloon, along with many other balloons. Sponsors can ride in a balloon and hang their banner from the balloon’s basket. To sign up as a sponsor or learn more, call: 775-882-2600.

NEVADA DAY PARADE 

The military fly-over will signal the start of the parade, which begins at William Street and N. Carson Street, and ends 4 hours later at the intersection of Stewart Street and S. Carson Street. The parade features marching bands, floats, equestrian groups, political candidates, historical displays, burning man art cars, and much more. View a list of parade entries further back in this program. 

NEVADA DAY BEARD CONTEST 

Held immediately following the parade, the Beard Contest takes place on the main stage at McFadden Plaza There is no entry fee, the contest is open to anyone with a beard. Award categories include: best overall winner, longest, fullest, reddest, whitest, blackest, best salt and pepper, best groomed, scruffiest, and most bearded community. Learn more at www.nevadaday.com.

46TH ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLE JACK DRILLING CONTEST 

The World Championship Single Jack Rock Drilling Contest takes place on Sat., Oct. 26, 2019 in its new location: Max Casino parking lot on North Carson St. The competition begins around 11:00 a.m. 

Contestants use 4 1/2 pound hammers and a 3/4” bit of steel to drill as deep and as fast as they can in a 4,320 pound piece of Sierra White Granite from the Yosemite area (the hardest known granite in the region). Contestants have 10 minutes to pound the drills into the solid stone, their only help is from an assistant who runs water into the hole so the loose stone chips are splashed out with every stroke of the hammer. The deepest hole wins.

The contest goes back to the Comstock mining skills of earlier times, when blast holes for dynamite were punched into ore bodies by hand. Contestants vie for a chance at a World Champion title. To learn more visit www.NevadaDay.com.

GOVERNOR’S MANSION TOURS

Tours of the Governor’s Mansion (606 N. Mountain St.) take place after the parade from 2 – 4 p.m.  Tour the upstairs and downstairs of the home where Nevada’s Governors and their families have lived since 1909 – the current home to Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and his family. For more info call 775-687-3000.

35TH ANNUAL CHILI FEED

This is the third year U.S. Senator Jackie Rosen will host the annual Chili Feed at the Carson Nugget’s upstairs Banquet Center (507 North Carson St.) on parade day from Noon – 2 p.m. Admission is free, so arrive early for the popular event!  Enjoy free chili with all the fixins . It’s a great opportunity to meet old and new friends, plus chat with federal, state, and local leaders. More info available at NevadaDay.com, or contact Senator Rosen’s office at 775-337-0110.

TELEGRAPH SQUARE BLOCK PARTY 

Join old and new friends and dance to the music of “The Trippin King Snakes” from 3 – 6 p.m. in Telegraph Square (at Telegraph & Curry Streets), sponsored by the Westside Pourhouse.  Enjoy free live music, plus visit food and drink vendors and nearby businesses. 

NEVADA DAY FREE CONCERT 

The Capital City Community Band opens its 43rd concert season with a free concert of patriotic and Halloween favorites on Sat., Oct. 26th, at 2 p.m. at the Amphitheater in the Legislative Mall in Carson City, NV (weather permitting.)

The concert is FREE to the public. Parents are encouraged to bring their children. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. For more information, visit cccb.weebly.com.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

TRICK-OR-TREATING IN CARSON CITY & THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION

The OFFICIAL night for trick-or-treating in Carson City this year is Thursday, October 31st.  Stop by the Governor’s Mansion (606 N. Mountain St.) where Governor Sisolak and the First Lady will hand out candy from 5 – 8 p.m.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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