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February 28, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - A grass-roots community group in northern Nevada watched helplessly Wednesday as federal officials removed most of what remained of a band of wild mustangs with which residents say they have peacefully coexisted for years. About two dozen residents of a subdivision called Deer Run outside Carson City say they have tried unsuccessfully to negotiate the fate of 11 mustangs with the Bureau of Land Management, which governs public lands in Nevada and elsewhere and has purview over the wild horses.
April 19, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Saturday evening eight miles from Bodfish, Calif., near Lake Isabella in Kern County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:12 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 22 miles from Tehachapi and 262 miles from Carson City, Nev. In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
March 3, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Federal officials say they have finished rounding up 11 “problem” wild mustangs in northern Nevada and that the horses will now be offered for adoption. The last of a band that once numbered 50 mustangs were enticed into a trap last week, as concerned residents of the Carson City neighborhood watched in dismay, questioning why the Bureau of Land Management insisted on removing animals that had peacefully coexisted with surrounding homeowners for years. In a news release Friday, the day the last horse was lured into a trap with offerings of alfalfa and barley, the BLM repeated past claims that people had complained about the animals crossing busy roadways and damaging property to graze in a small public park.
January 1, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning two miles from Wofford Heights, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:47 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of five miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 35 miles from Oildale, Calif., 36 miles from Bakersfield, 36 miles from Tehachapi, Calif., and 251 miles from Carson City, Nev. In the last 10 days, there have been seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
September 30, 1990
Carson City Hall will be closed Fridays beginning next week as most Carson city workers start a four-day work week in an effort by the City Council to meet new state air quality regulations for the Los Angeles basin. The regulations require employers with more than 100 workers at a job site to reduce the number of vehicle trips into and out of the site.
August 19, 1988 | AL PRESTON
Carson City, Nev., ended the Northwood Little League's bid for a second consecutive Western Regional championship Thursday by holding off a late rally for a 6-5 quarterfinal victory at Al Hougton Stadium. The loss ended Northwood's bid to return to the Little League World Series and become the first team from the Western Region to win consecutive championships. Carson City scored five runs in the top of the first, but Northwood scored two in its half of the inning.
July 19, 2004 | From Associated Press
As hundreds of firefighters mopped up the last of the embers from a fire that destroyed 15 homes and briefly threatened the governor's mansion, other crews were starting the job of replanting. Fire officials said they initially would create artificial terraces to slow runoff this fall from rain, then begin planting grass and brush and finally put in trees. The process is expected to take more than a year.
December 23, 1989
Rob Johnson had 18 points to lead El Toro High School to a 59-50 victory over Carson City in the Carson City, Nev., basketball tournament Friday. El Toro (8-1) trailed, 17-12, with three minutes left in the first quarter but went on a 21-4 run to lead at halftime, 34-25. Carson City (7-2) pulled within one in the third quarter, but Johnson hit a three-pointer shot and a jump shot to help hold off the charge.
December 22, 1987
Rusty Van Cleave scored 18 points, all on three-point shots, to lead Foothill High School to a 67-49 victory over Wooster Monday night in the Carson City Tournament at Carson City High School. The Knights (5-1) increased a six-point halftime lead to a 10-point advantage at the start of the third quarter. They then slowly pulled away, outscoring Wooster, 23-13, in the final quarter. Greg Ribber had 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for the Knights, who shot 52% for the game.
January 14, 2001 | CHRISTOPHER HALL, Christopher Hall is a freelance writer based in San Francisco
My friend Ivy, who lived in Nevada for years, looked genuinely puzzled when I said I was going to Carson City for the weekend. "Why?" she asked, looking no less puzzled after I mentioned the Spooner Lake Cross Country Ski Area and its stirring views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra. Even among Nevadans, Carson City is a conundrum. It may be the state capital, but it feels like a frontier outpost because of its isolated setting in a high-desert valley.
July 17, 2004 | Ralph Vartabedian, Times Staff Writer
When American Airlines pilot Hugh Fenwick last saw his 4,400-square-foot house in the mountains above the state capital, he was running from flames racing down a canyon. Fenwick returned Friday morning to find the rubble of his dream home. "Here was my front door," said Fenwick, 37. "Total destruction. But you know, the only important thing about this is that nobody died. I can always rebuild the house -- and I will."
July 16, 2004 | David Kelly and Ralph Vartabedian, Times Staff Writers
An army of firefighters backed by 26 aircraft battled a fast- moving, erratic wildfire Thursday that had incinerated 14 homes and came within half a mile of torching the governor's mansion in this capital city. "The trees were so dry they exploded. It sounded like a propane tank blowing up," said Gov. Kenny Guinn, who watched the fire from his window until winds blew it north.
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