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Donations still being sought for restoration of old NV State Prison

Former NV State Prison
Fundraising goes on….

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

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. Photo

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


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, or call 775-882-2600.

Friday October 25, 2019


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.


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.


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

Friday & Saturday October 25 & 26, 2019


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 


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  

Friday –  Sunday, Oct. 25 -27, 2019


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


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 or call Mary Burgoon, 775-315-0993.



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


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.


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, or contact Janet at (775) 315-3373.


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


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.


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. 


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


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


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.


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, or contact Senator Rosen’s office at 775-337-0110.


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. 


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

Thursday, October 31, 2019


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.

An early Christmas gift for Carson High Cheer Team from Walmart!!

Carson High School
Cheer Team celebrates nice check from Walmart!

Walmart gives Carson High something to cheer about!!

The Carson High School Cheer Team would like to thank Walmart on Market Street in Carson City for awarding them a $5,000 Community Grant to help support the team. The money will be used for the 2019-2020 Competition Season. The team conducted two cheers inside the store as their way to say “Thank You” to the Walmart team.

Last year, the team earned a third place prize in their division in the USA Spirit National Cheer Competition. Their goal is to earn a first place award this year.

Carson Nugget Coat Drive for Kids 5-18!!

Food for Thought puts out call for kids winter coats

In cooperation with the Carson Nugget, Food for Thought is reaching out to not only fill the bellies of kids on the weekend, but to keep them warm as well. They are now collecting winter coats in all sizes to be distributed to needy children at the Kids Christmas Brunch on December 23rd hosted by the Carson Nugget in the ballroom. Coats may be dropped off at 3247 N. Carson St., Ste 118 in the shopping center once housing K-Mart – or a better indication would be near Yogurt Beach.

Nevada’s job growth just keeps chugging along….

According to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s (DETR) September 2019 economic report was very good.  Employment in Nevada is up 6,000 over the month and 45,200 over the year. The state’s unemployment rate is unchanged from August, at 4.1 percent, and down 0.4 percentage point when compared to last September.“It is encouraging to see that this month’s economic report reflects steady growth in Nevada’s economy. Employment in the state continues to rise, exceeding the national job rate, while unemployment and initial claims remain low. Personal income also shows improvement, with growth approaching the national average.

While the state’s labor market remains encouraging, we must continue our efforts to ensure ongoing job opportunities for all Nevadans,” Governor Steve Sisolak said.DETR’s report also notes that Nevada initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 8,441 and realized a year-over-year increase this month, up 1.8 percent in September, or 151 claims. “Although the national economic outlook remains uncertain, Nevada’s economy reflects a tight labor market and is holding positive trends.

The unemployment rate held steady once again this month (September) remaining relatively low. Additionally, the state’s share of people who have been unemployed for more than 26 weeks make up just 0.8 percent of our state labor force, a level consistent with a healthy labor market. Although the state’s economy realized positive measures in September, we will continue to monitor both Nevada and the nation’s labor markets for signs of a turning point.” said David Schmidt, Chief Economist for DETR. Additional September Report Highlights:

•Total employment rose by 3.2 percent over the year, more than double the current U.S. growth rate (1.4%).

•Professional and business services added the most jobs out of all sectors, for the 12 -month period ending in September 2019, increasing by an average of 12,800 jobs over the same year time the year prior.

•Information for the second quarter of 2019 shows per capita personal income in Nevada was up over the month at $50,675 and was 90% of the national level of $56,541.500 E. Third Street, Room 200 │ Carson City, Nevada 89713 | 2800 E. St. Louis Ave. | Las Vegas, NV 89104Phone: (775) 684-3911 │ (702) 486-7923 |│ Fax: (775) 684-6426 | Fax: (702) 486-7924.

•This month’s national unemployment rate (3.5%) is the lowest it’s been since December of 1969, nearly fifty years ago.The gap between Nevada’s rate and the nation’s increased from 0.4 percent in August to half a percent in September.•Nevada’s long-term unemployment (those unemployed for 27 weeks or more) rate stands at 0.8 percent, unchanged over last August. •From January 2014 to August 2019, the unemployment rate for Asians, Blacks, and Whites have all been trending downward. •Year-to -date through September, 272,430 ads have been posted for jobs in Nevada, an increase of 47,503 (21.1 percent) from the same period last year.

Jobs in Abundance!! Come and Get’em in Carson City!!

CARSON CITY, NV — Nevada JobConnect will host a job fair in Northern Nevada on Tuesday, October 29th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Carson City JobConnect building at 1929 North Carson Street. The theme is “Better Jobs, Better Pay” and highlight positions starting at $15/hour with diverse employers in the region. Varied businesses including non-retail businesses, government, printing company, trade and heavy equipment companies will participate, hiring fulltime, part-time, permanent and seasonal workers.

“Jobseekers will be interviewed on the spot and should come dressed appropriately with plenty of resumes. JobConnect is hosting fall hiring job fairs. The last co-sponsored, jobfair recently held in Las Vegas was extremely successful with record breaking numbers for jobseekers and participating employers. Job seekers should be encouraged by the ongoing stability and improvement of the job market throughout the state and additional employment opportunities as we near the holiday season.

Some of the available positions include package handlers, production associates, route services sales reps, maintenance mechanic, janitor, machinists, bus drivers, mining operators, yard persons, construction team member, general laborer and many more. Some of the businesses participating include, United State Census, Transportation Security Administration, Washoe County School District, Nevada Copper, Petsmart, and Starbucks.Employers can contact the Northern Nevada JobConnect Job Bank at 775-284-9660 for more information, while job seekers are encouraged to contact their local Northern Nevada JobConnectcenter.

High School Sports Scam Discovered Operating in Carson City


A Virginia company is contacting local businesses in Carson City asking for “sponsorships” for materials to benefit Carson High School. However, according to Carson City School District, this company has no real affiliation with the school nor the district.

One business in Carson City received a solicitation claiming they were working with Carson High School’s varsity football team to sell posters. After further correspondence with the Carson High School Athletic Director’s office, it was determined that this solicitation was false and likely a scam.

The company, calling itself “All About Sports” is asking local businesses to send checks or credit card payments to the company’s address in Midlothian, Virginia. Last year in September, a similar scam by “Game Day Media” or “Sports Media Marketing” targeted businesses in Carson City claiming affiliation with the Carson High School Cheer Team. Similar news reports across the country have been made claiming these nefarious companies are misleading local businesses into giving them money for schools that they have no formal relationship with.

“It is sad that there are scammers falsely representing our schools in misleading the good will and generosity of our business community,” said Marc Rodina, vice principal at Carson High School. “We have made a concerted effort to establish strong relationships with numerous businesses across northern Nevada, and it hurts deeply when our partners are targets of fraudulent activity.”

The Carson City School District further cautions the community to confirm the legitimacy of a third-party-vendor through the individual school sites. Individuals or business interested in supporting sports teams at Carson High School should contact the Athletic Director’s Office at 775-283-1900.

Whole lotta changin’ goin’ on in Carson City….

Road Report as of October 17, 2019. The following information applies to the period of October 21-27:

Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

* Washington Street and intersecting side streets will have intermittent block closures between Phillips Street and Ormsby Blvd., all week, travel delays up to 10 minutes should be anticipated
* Phillips Street will be closed at Washington Street, all week
* Elizabeth Street will be closed at Washington Street, all week
* Mountain Street at Washington Street will be closed, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, may have traffic holds, possible 10 minute delays
* Sunset Way will be closed at Washington Street, all week
* Richmond Avenue will be closed at Washington Street, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, travel delays up to 10 minutes should be anticipated
* Bulette Drive will be closed at Washington Street, all week
* Bunker Hill Drive will be closed at Washington Street, all week

Lane restrictions are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

* College Parkway will have reduced lanes between Carson Street and Northgate Lane, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
* Washington Street will have narrowed lanes with possible holds on traffic between Ormsby Blvd. and Division Street, all week, travel delays up to 10 minutes should be anticipated
* Ormsby Blvd. will have reduced lanes and holds on traffic between Comstock Circle and Newman Place, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
* Saliman Road will have reduced lanes between Fairview Drive and Fifth Street, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
* S. Carson Street will have reduced lanes for southbound traffic between Rhodes Street and Sonoma Street, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
* Longview Way will have narrowed lanes with possible holds on traffic between Waterford Place and Washington Street, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, travel delays up to 10 minutes should be anticipated
* I-580 will have day and night-time lane closures and periodic ramp closures between East Lake Blvd. and Fairview Drive, through next year
* US 50 will have 24-hour single lane closures between Tahoe Golf Drive and Spooner summit, Monday-Saturday, travel delays between 10 and 30 minutes should be anticipated – lane closures expected through late November

Special Event: Nevada Day Parade (October 26th), Saturday between 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the following roads will be closed:

o Carson Street between Winnie Street and Fairview Drive

o Bath Street between Division Street and Carson Street

o Adaline Street between Division Street and Carson Street

o Fleischmann Way between Division Street and Carson Street

o Long Street between Division Street and Stewart Street

o Adam Street between Division Street and Stewart Street

o Park Street between Division Street and Stewart Street

o John Street between Carson Street and Stewart Street

o William Street between Nevada Street and Stewart Street

o Musser Street between Nevada Street and Stewart Street

o Fifth Street between Nevada Street and Stewart Street

o Stewart Street between Carson Street and Fifth Street

Other Roadway News: I-580 exit numbers are being changed per federal requirements which ensure consistent nationwide freeway signs and mileposts to convey a clear message and help guide, warn, and regulate traffic. Current I-580 exit numbers reflect U.S. 395 mileage beginning at the Nevada-California state line near Topaz Lake. Exit numbers are being changed to reflect interstate mileage beginning at the I-580 junction with South Carson Street. All roadway names will remain the same.

Rolling along like a tumbling tumble weed…and the neighbors don’t like it…

Westerly winds scoop up tumbleweeds from the Anderson property on Mountains Street and deposits them all around homes on Mountain Street, just south of Long.

This homeowner has cleared out his front side yard several times.

But the homeowner’s side and back yards are still full of tumbleweeds which are clearly a fire hazard.

The city arranged for dumpsters to be brought out so neighbors can fill them with tumbleweeds. The dumpsters are all full-up with tumbleweeds as of late Sunday afternoon.

Tumbleweeds trapped against the fence catapult other tumbleweeds right over the fence and into the neighbors’ yards.

Better schools protection, city lot sold for $300K , new R/V “resort” approved, efforts to bring run-down motels in line, and Carson still on the grow…

Carson & Eagle Valley Middle Schools getting more attention from CCSO…

Efforts on prevention, rather than incarceration:

The Carson City Board of Supervisors today accepted a $626,000+ grant from the state to hire additional Carson City Sheriff’s personnel to patrol Carson City Schools (with emphasis on Middle Schools) to head off student behavior problems which includes drugs and violence.

The role of the additional “School Resource Officers” is to enhance patrol coverage within schools but not with a heavy hand. Officers told the City Supervisors that getting to know the “problem” students and shepherding them through their life challenges is the primary directive. Officers will familiarize themselves with students who may have a challenged home life that spills out onto Carson City streets and into Carson City Schools. Referrals to social workers and psychology experts is seen as an effective method for saving problem children from dangerous lifestyles.

This stepped up law enforcement “compassionate” approach toward troubled kids is paid for with state funds for the next two years. Sheriff’s deputies said if after two years there occurs a change in funding, the Sheriff’s Office and the city appears to be open to creatively maintaining the program, although no specific funding scenario was mentioned. The hope is, of course, that the state will continue to fund such over-sight and enforcement activities in our schools and that it will take root and become even more effective for our kids and our community.

Brown Street property purchased by realtor/developer

Long time realtor/developer Dwight Millard was the sole bidder on some city-owned surplus property on Brown Street, west of Edmonds. It was initially targeted for affordable housing rentals or condos, but the lot was deemed too small. So Millard told the Supervisors that his plans for the property include commercial uses. Millard paid $300,000 for the lot which was the minimum bid requested by the city. Millard was the only bidder for the property.

New upscale R/V park approved by Supervisors

The Supervisors Thursday approved a 227 unit R/V condo-type park at 1400 Old Hot Springs Road. The R/V spaces are owned by private individuals who, based on the sale conditions, can live in the park 180 days at a stretch, but then they must move out for at least 30 days. The idea is to capture the “high income” travel-birds that want to be home-based somewhere yet be free to travel for a month, and then come back home. During those 30 days another customer to the park can use the space during the thirty day gap. The park will have a clubhouse, central kitchen, restrooms, tennis courts – even a golf course. The developer says the use-style is unusual because it’s aimed at higher income retirees who like the “high-desert-next-to-the-mountains” lifestyle but still want to travel around the country. During the 30 day intervals another R/V customer can use the space for up to thirty days – the arrangement tightly managed by the R/V park administration.

City twisting owners’ arms of below standard motels to come up to standards

Carson City Supervisors got an update on what is a near-constant struggle to get a number of Carson City motels to bring their facilities up to city code and safety standards. Common problems with most of the seven motels circle around heating, hot water, bed bugs, general sanitary conditions even electricity. So many local residents who are financially forced to rent from substandard businesses are said to be often pressured by motel owners who know there’s no other place else to go other than the streets. But city officials told the Supervisors that they’re making good headway on most of the violations.

City Supervisors quickly arrived at the conclusion that this situation cannot go on and asked city inspectors to keep close tabs on motel owners who are not operating according to city laws and regulations. But city staff again reminded the Supervisors that there is a “humanitarian” element in the mix so they’re trying to shepherd the worst violators to “straighten up and fly right.” Several properties appear to be in ownership transition.

Economic Update from the Planning and Building Departments

City Manager Nancy Paulson gave an economic update on building permits and other economic factors:

1. New building permits valued at $7.5 million during September, $118 million for the year so far.
2. Of that $118 million – $82 million for residential and $18 million for new commercial, industrial and remodeling.
3. Residential permits for September, 15 single family stand alone homes, 6 single family attached homes. Total for the year 238.

On the economic development front:

1. Grandma Hatties on South Carson will be demolished and a new casino built on the site.
2. 42 new single family homes on Emerson Drive near College Parkway and the Freeway.
3. 126 new apartments on the south side of Little Lane, next door to the Post Office.
4. A new Chase Bank will be built once the old IHOP restaurant is demolished.
5. A new Dutch Brothers Coffee outlet on the corner of Appian Way and south Carson Street.

So although there’s a constant low-level drum beat that an economic recession is around the corner, you couldn’t tell it from what’s going on in Carson City.

Sale falls through on the long shuttered Ormsby House – 15 years and counting

Many locals said the business plan wouldn’t work. So the old gaming resort remains closed.

The owners of the long-shuttered Ormsby House Hotel-Casino have revealed that a possible sale of their 15-year empty prime property on Carson Street has fallen through. No explanation has hit the streets as to why the sale went stale but there were many local business people who are knowledgeable about the “OH” and the resort industry said the business model didn’t add up – that very wealthy senior citizens who were the target market for the property would not likely pay the sky-high rents proposed by the prospective buyer – even if the building was home to a medical care unit aimed mainly at aging seniors.

So the “Olde Gal” Ormsby House remains a financial wallflower until somebody comes up with a viable plan to breath life back into the long-closed resort.

New Schulz Park off Race Track formally dedicated and opened to the public!

Mayor Bob Crowell a playful child cut the ribbon formally opening the new Schulz Park to accommodate the new neighborhood that was recently constructed with more on the way.

Mayor Crowell remarked that a park this size came from funds not only from the city, but also from the Schulz housing developer who has kids of his own.  Mayor Crowell reminded the crowd that parks are a key element in building close knit communities like Carson City where citizens can gather informally, have picnics together, watch their children play together and have everyone just get to know each other.  There’s even plenty of room for outdoor sports like football, catch, and neighborhood badminton games and more.  The big expansive sunken green field will in the middle of the park will accommodate all that while doubling as an intake area for local flood mitigation. Several other parks are expected to be added to the city’s portfolio in the years ahead.

Children’s playground near the picnic pavilion.

Picnic pavilion with lovely views of the Sierra…

On the slopes of the big and wide storm water catch basin evening visitors to the park can enjoy a “Sit In” movie.

Schulz Park ribbon cutting at 5:30pm Wednesday – Race Track Drive & Wheeler Peak







Carson City and Lennar Homes are pleased to announce the grand opening of Schulz Ranch Park on October 16 at 5:30 p.m. Schulz Ranch Park will be the first new park in Carson City in 12 years. The park was built by Lennar Homes, but is owned by Carson City, with maintenance funded through the City’s first Landscape Maintenance District.  This 3.5-acre park is home to the second universally accessible playground in Carson City. Other amenities include a basketball court, restroom, multi-use path, picnic pavilion, landscaping, and a large multipurpose turf area that also serves as a water quality basin. The park represents a $1.4 million investment in outdoor recreation for the benefit of the public.

Schulz Ranch Park is in the Schulz Ranch subdivision, a Lennar community, located on the corner of Race Track Rd. and Wheeler Peak Dr., in south Carson City. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a movie in the park, Hotel Transylvania, at 6 p.m. All are invited to celebrate the opening of the City’s newest park. Please dress for the weather, bring blankets and low-back chairs for the movie, have your dogs leashed and no glass containers.

WHAT:  Ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration for Schulz Ranch Park

 WHERE:  Schulz Ranch Park – corner of Race Track Road and Wheeler Peak Drive

 WHEN:  Wednesday, October 16, 2019  

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

    Movie in the Park – Hotel Transylvania at 6 p.m.

For additional information or questions, please contact Dan Earp, Recreation Superintendent at or 775.283.7422. For more information on this and other Carson City parks, please visit

Vehicle Burglaries in and around Carson City….

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking for information in several vehicle burglaries in Carson City for the month of October.

On October 13 2019 several vehicle burglaries were reported in the Silver Oak area of Carson City on Turner Court, Drysdale Court and Sarratea Drive. Car windows were broken out with an unknown object. Attached is a surveillance video of a male suspect looking inside a vehicle with a flashlight.

Also on October 13th additional vehicle burglaries were reported on Molly Drive in the Northridge area of Carson City.

On October 8 2019 two vehicle burglaries was reported at the park and ride on Highway 50 West of Highway 580 and farther up Highway 50 and Clear Creek Road at a trailhead. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office reminds the public to not leave valuables in their vehicles such as wallets, purses, credit card and firearms in vehicles while especially at park and rides and trailheads

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch
(775) 887-2677, Investigation Division, Detective Sam Hatley (775)283-7852, Investigations Captain Brian Humphrey (775)283-7850 or Secret Witness (775)322-4900

Detective Sam Hatley
Carson City Sheriff’s Office
(775) 283-7852
(775) 887-2677 Dispatch


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