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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

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.

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