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Neither rain, nor sleet nor dark of night – or even Covid-19 – can interrupt Valentines Day

Raspberry-filled Churros Help Spread the Love for Valentine’s Day  

Carson City Although more traditionally known for his signature bow and arrow, Cupid donned a chef’s hat earlier today in Carson City. Food and Nutrition workers cooked up some Valentine’s Day love for students in the Carson City School District.

Understanding holidays have been anything but normal the past 11 months, employees at the school district went out of their way to share proverbial “Hugs and Kisses” with young romantics. In their minds, nothing warms the heart quite like fresh baked pizza, strawberry milk and raspberry-filled churros. 

Some students used common Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart colloquialisms to describe the “Sweet Treat,” saying it was the “Best Day,” “Super Cool,” or these are “All Mine!” And in another student’s opinion, “It tastes like the fair.” 

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Carson City School District. <3 OO XX OO <3  

 

Chimney Fire on West Sutro

10:40am  Report of a chimney fire at a home at 4880 West Sutro Terrace.  Firefighters are enroute.

10:53am  Firefighters have the fire in the flue under control.  They’re checking for any hot spots in the chimney between the home’s floor and the roof line.

10:58am  Firefighters say the fire inside the chimney has been extinguished.  Creosote in the chimney was burning.  Might be time to get a chimney sweep inspection.

Traffic Crash on Spooner, 5 Miles Up

8:34pm  Report of a traffic crash involving a white 4 door sedan about five miles up Spooner from the junction of 395 and I-580.  The vehicle has rolled over.  No word yet on injuries.  Several people are said to be inside the wreckage.

8;47pm  It appears that Tahoe-Douglas Fire-Rescue crews have the situation under control.  All Carson City Fire-Rescue units can return to base.

And the winner is…

Karen Kreyeski
“After midnight jam”

Mile High Band Association’s 2021 Jazz & Beyond Festival Committee is sponsoring an art contest for northern Nevada artists, including teachers and students.  Selected entries in the competition may be used to promote the festival, and the winning entry will be featured on the festival’s advertising poster and program cover.  Festival T-shirts this year may also feature the winning design.  The entry deadline is April 1, 2021.  Participation is free.

The artwork will be judged by the Jazz & Beyond committee.  The winner of the competition will receive a certificate of appreciation from the Jazz & Beyond – Carson City Music and Art Festival and a cash award of $100.  Alexander Cassimus, art project chair, said, “The artist’s work will be front and center, viewed by thousands of festival patrons.” 

Entry forms are available for download from milehighjazz.com/artcontest2021.pdf

Artwork must be 11”x14” and may be in any two-dimensional medium (photography, digital collage and photography, watercolor, acrylic, oil, etc.).  Artwork must be matted, backed, and submitted in a protective sleeve. Each submission must include the entry form.

Artists are to deliver their entries to the Nevada Artists Association Gallery, 449 West King Street, Carson City, NV, by April 1.  Gallery hours are 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

The entry form and a digital image of the artwork (not to exceed 20 MB) must also be sent as an email attachment to info@jazzcarsoncity.com.

For more information about the contest and entry forms, contact Alexander Cassimus at 408-264-4423 or away4@earthlink.net.

Homeless man arrested for breaking into old K-Mart on North Carson

A local homeless man has been booked into the Carson City Jail after he was caught inside a supposedly years-long locked up empty building – called K-Mart.

Sheriff’s Deputies were contacted by a property management employee  who was inspecting the building.  The employee reported that a homeless man had just walked out of the vacant building and was walking south along the backside of the building.  The deputies caught up with him and the property inspector identified him as having set up a sleeping area inside the building.  Deputies arrested the vagrant who was then taken to the Carson City Jail for burglary, damage to property and other charges.

But the homeless man wasn’t the only one living inside the K-Mart building.  Small areas of the 80,000 square building were littered with campsites and strewn with personal property.  They also found evidence of illegal drugs including devices for using them.

The Sheriff’s Office report added that the old K-Mart is in real estate escrow – meaning that someone or some company is in the process of buying the building.  However, no predicted date of sale was mentioned.

In the meantime, the the seller or the new owner has one heck of a clean up and repair job ahead of them.  Again, there’s no indication as to when the old K-Mart building might be sold or what future use might be on the horizon.  Interest rates are currently very low but they’ll likely start climbing once we whip the Covid-19 Virus.

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