A different kind of tunnel vision explored in upcoming Carson City Historical Society talk – Carson Now


A program about the history and local impact of the Sutro Tunnel will be presented free to members of the Carson City Historical Society and the public on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Carriage House by Chris Pattison, project manager for the Friends of Sutro Tunnel, an organization that is working to restore the site as historically accurate as possible. Chris is also a board member for the Society.
The Sutro Tunnel is a tunnel connected to the Comstock Lode in Northern Nevada. It begins at Dayton, Nevada and connects 3.88 miles Northwest to the Savage mine in Virginia City, Nev.
The tunnel was proposed by Adolph Sutro, a Prussian Jewish mining entrepreneur, in 1860. He promoted the drainage tunnel to allow access to deeper mineral exploration in the Comstock. Flooding and inadequate pumps had inhibited some exploration until that time.
By 1865, Sutro’s idea had gained the approval of state and federal governments. The mining interests of the Comstock initially supported the project, but later opposed the idea. They feared that an alternate access point to the Comstock minerals would threaten their monopoly on the mining and milling of gold and silver in the Comstock.
Nonetheless, Sutro formed the Sutro Tunnel Company, selling stock certificates to raise funds for its construction, which began in 1869. Financing also came from local miners motivated by the prospect of improved mine safety. This motivation was further advocated by Sutro after the Yellowjacket mine disaster where dozens of miners were burned to death because they could not escape.
There will also be the unique opportunity to meet and listen to several residents who lived in the area of the Sutro Tunnel, and offer some photos of that life.
This event is free to members and guests but advance reservations for seats will be required by calling Paula at 775-887-8665.
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A plane crashed during the championship round of the Reno Air Races on Sunday afternoon. The condition of the crew on board is unknown at this time. The crash happened on lap 3 of 6 during the Jet – Gold Race.
“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” This quote by Sir Edmund Hillary was a fitting theme for this year’s Rock Creek camping trip by Pioneer Academy students. After a two-year delay to endure a pandemic and then wild fires, 12 Pioneer Academy students and three staff were finally able to go on the outdoor canyoneering adventure to Rock Creek along the Feather River.
Carson City Fire Department firefighters knocked down a small brush fire Sunday afternoon in the area of Brunswick Canyon in east Carson City off of Sedge Road.
Fall arrives this week and I’m ready to fertilize the lawn. I forgot last year and noticed there were many more weeds such as clover and black medic infesting the lawn.
Benevolent as Queen Elizabeth was as a monarch, she could have been even more useful, and eminently more noble if she had been a schoolteacher. Unfortunately, for every Queen Elizabeth there is a Henry VIII in the closet.
A program about the history and local impact of the Sutro Tunnel will be presented free to members of the Carson City Historical Society and the public on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Carriage House by Chris Pattison, project manager for the Friends of Sutro Tunnel, an organization that is working to restore the site as historically accurate as possible. Chris is also a board member for the Society.
An early season storm will bring cooler temperatures, and chances for rain around the Carson City region and high elevation snow above 9,000 feet through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Six years ago, wanting to create an event and space to help celebrate LGBTQ equality, the owners of Sassafras, Tony Fish and Jayme Watts, started the Sassabration, a diversity fundraiser to help support the PFLAG Carson Region, The Ron Wood Family Resource Center and the Carson Animal Services Initiative.
Here is the Carson City road report for the week of Sept. 19-25, 2022. Closures are expected at the following locations due to road and utility work:
Carson High School crowned Sidney King and Kaden Brown as the 2022 Homecoming Queen and King. A short coronation ceremony was held during the Homecoming Dance Saturday evening due to the poor air quality and cancelation of Friday’s football matchup against the Reed High School Raiders.
The new Arby’s location on Hwy 50 will be opening the beginning of October 2022. A hiring event will be hosted by Job Connect on Sept. 26th from 2-4 p.m.
Meet handsome Max, a big lover boy in search of his furever home. Eight years young, he has lots of years left to give you his love. Although he lived with other cats for most of his life, Max would prefer to be your one and only.
This past August, the annual Outlaw Flat Trac at Fuji Park raised $5,060 for local nonprofits.
The flat trac racing event included the second annual benefit race that pits police and firefighters in a friendly competition.
Carson Middle school 7th grader, Everett Hogan, was honored Friday night at the Silver Legacy with the PBS Extraordinary Youth Award.
Change of Heart.
Occasionally, people make mistakes and the process of recovering from those mistakes can forever change their life, for the better.
Just before 6 a.m. Saturday morning, deputies and first responders were dispatched to College Parkway on report of a vehicle versus pedestrian.
The crash was deemed to be fatal at the scene.
College Parkway was shut down in both directions as an investigation took place.
We will update with new information as it becomes available.
Carson High School and Douglas High School have canceled their homecoming football games due to the heavy smoke currently blanketing the region.
Carson High hopes to play Reed High School Monday as a make-up game, air quality permitting.
On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, James Blueberg was an employee of the Carson City School District and driving a Carson City school bus occupied with Bordewich Bray Elementary students.
Shortly, after arriving at Bordewich Bray Elementary School, a motorist, identified as Michael Baxter approached the driver window of the school bus and made allegations of misconduct against some of the children on the bus.
Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation (WARF) and the Dayton Valley Dog Park will be holding a fundraiser, “BarktoberFest”, on Saturday, October 15 from 8:00-3:00. Our purpose is to raise money for the WARF animal rescue sanctuary and the Dayton Valley Dog Park.
On Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ComputerCorps will present a lithium battery and electronic scrap recycling event in collaboration with Rotary Clubs of Carson City and Reno, as well as with Redwood Materials.
UPDATE: Pop Warner reached out to Carson Now to state that Baxter is not affiliated with or a representative of Pop Warner, that he has not been a coach or officially associated with the Pop Warner league of Carson City. We apologize for any confusion.
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54-year-old Michael Baxter was arrested Thursday night after allegedly entering a school bus while armed, and falsely imprisoning and threatening a 9-year-old child.
New details have emerged thanks to the police report.
A 33-year-old Carson City man was arrested on 7 counts of felony sexual assault with a child.
Damon Dante Flores was arrested Thursday after being transferred from the Washoe County Jail on the confirmed arrest warrants.
Happy Friday Carson City! Let’s take a look at what is happening throughout the region this weekend!
UPDATE: https://www.carsonnow.org/story/09/16/2022/carson-city-bus-driver-allowe…
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On Thursday, it came to the attention of the Carson City School District and the Carson City Sheriff’s Office that a man armed with a holstered handgun entered a school bus with elementary school students from Bordewich Bray Elementary School, and was later arrested for intimidating minors and false imprisonment.
Youth interested in learning more about honey bees and pollinators will love this camp. The fun and hands-on sessions will include topics such as: bee anatomy, bee care, products from the hive, planting for pollinators, honey tasting and processing, other pollinators, and what to look for in a hive inspection.
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Through a spirit led walking tour of Carson City’s historical and haunted West side, this year’s theme explores “Ghost Club” a paranormal investigation and research organization, founded in 1862 and believed to be the oldest such organization in the world.
What happens at Ghost Club, Stays at Ghost Club.
UPDATE: https://www.carsonnow.org/story/09/16/2022/carson-city-bus-driver-allowe…
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CARSON CITY — Nevada residents and visitors are invited to celebrate Nevada Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 24 with a “fee-free” day at Nevada’s State Parks. Park fees, including entrance, camping (Saturday night) and boating, where applicable, will be waived at state parks throughout the Silver State.
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A festive weekend is in store for the art community at “Watercolor Carson City 2022.”
The fundraiser for the CIRCLES Initiative and a Western Nevada College scholarship is being presented by “CRME Exploring Watercolor” and Carson City Democratic Women’s Club.
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During Thursday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the board voted to allow curbside pick up as well as increasing the maximum number of cannabis dispensaries within the capital city from two to four.
Mike Thomas presentations scheduled in August have been rescheduled for this weekend at Jack C. Davis Observatory on Western Nevada College’s Carson City campus.
We hope that you will participate in this one-of-a-kind, award winning celebration! Put your brand in front of over 30,000 people to build brand recognition and have fun connecting with the community.
A 39-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for suspicion of felony child neglect/endangerment after his 4-year-old daughter was found wandering alone with a stroller for more than an hour, according to a Carson City Sheriff’s Office booking report.
Crew members of a Nevada Bureau of Land Management fire team were gracious to provided demonstrations and fire safety tips to grade schoolers at Seeliger Elementary School in Carson City last week. The subject was top-of-mind for all the students, given the air quality we have experienced the past week.
The Nevada Artists Association is presenting a free demo on Saturday, September 24th at 10:30am at the Gallery, 449 W. King Street, Carson City.
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