View of Dutch fire from Alert Wildfire camera on Jones Ridge.
UPDATE WEDNESDAY: The Dutch Vegetation Fire along I-80 is 48 acres and 50 percent contained. I-80 westbound traffic is reduced to one lane. Eastbound lanes are open. All threats have been mitigated.
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UPDATE 7:48PM: The Dutch Fire near I-80 and Ridge Road in Dutch Flat is 30 acres and 30 percent contained. All evacuations have been lifted. Interstate 80 has opened to one lane in both directions.

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The Dutch Fire broke out Tuesday afternoon near I-80 near Dutch Flat in Placer County. It has already burned 20 acres and has forced the closure of I-80 in both directions near the fire.
I-80 eastbound is closed at Colfax and I-80 westbound is closed at the SR-20 separation. Commuters are being rerouted onto SR-20 toward Nevada City/Grass Valley, however, SR-20 is at a standstill and alternate routes are recommended.
Alternate routes are SR-20, SR-49 and SR-174. However, traffic congestion is significant and it’s best to avoid travel to this region if possible.
Caltrans says to use SR-49 and SR-174 as there is no estimated time of reopening.
PG&E is reporting a power outage to over 1700 customers from Applegate to Colfax.
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Come one, come all to Dayton Valley Days, a two-day outdoor street festival where people from Dayton Valley and the surrounding areas can come together to enjoy the historic downtown area.
In its 33rd year, the festival will be held in Old Town Dayton on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18 beginning at 8:30 am.
A 44-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for suspicion of robbery after allegedly punching another man in the face and stealing his backpack, according to a Carson City Sheriff’s Office report.
The second annual Chowder for Charity fundraiser for Carson City’s FISH is returning Friday, Oct. 7 to Tee Jay’s Corner inside Cactus Jack’s.
Owner Chuck McCray is a chowder fanatic — so much so that in his chowder research, he has created a New England Clam Chowder based on the recipe offered in Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick.
The Carson City School District is pleased to announce three Carson City educators will be highlighted as presenters at the Nevada State Teachers of the Year’s Early Career Educator Leadership Conference scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15, 2022.
Smoke from the Mosquito wildfire continues to produce unhealthy to hazardous air quality around the Reno, Sparks and Carson City region Wednesday morning.
Southwest Gas representatives Brad Harris, vice president of northern Nevada and California and Stacy Woodbury, manager of Public Affairs, took time to present a $5,000 check to the Carson City Schools Foundation at the school board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.
Sierra School of Performing Arts in association with Reno Little Theater will present “Into the Woods” this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-18, 2022 in the Maizie Theater at the Brewery Arts Center. This witty, profound, and moving musical explores what happens after “happily ever after.”
UPDATE WEDNESDAY: The Dutch Vegetation Fire along I-80 is 48 acres and 50 percent contained. I-80 westbound traffic is reduced to one lane. Eastbound lanes are open. All threats have been mitigated.
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UPDATE 7:48PM: The Dutch Fire near I-80 and Ridge Road in Dutch Flat is 30 acres and 30 percent contained. All evacuations have been lifted. Interstate 80 has opened to one lane in both directions.
Join Sierra Nevada Journeys, The Nature Conservancy in Nevada and River Wranglers for a fun and interactive experience for all ages at Family STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Night!
Please come and support the Carson High School Wrestling team! Join us Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, from 5 to 10 p.m. or until the beverages run out! The CHS Wrestling Boosters will be holding their fundraiser for the CHS Wrestling team at The Tap at Rice St., 211 Rice Street, Carson City.
This is an installment in a series of “On the Record” pieces highlighting the policy stances of candidates running for major offices in the 2022 Nevada election. Check back in the coming days and weeks for additional coverage. You can find our coverage of Marchant’s opponent, Cisco Aguilar, here.
In the race for Nevada secretary of state, former Republican assemblyman and one-time congressional candidate Jim Marchant has cut a national profile as a prominent denier of the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election and vocal critic of the state’s election administration.
According to a new study provided by WalletHub, Nevada falls last in children and teens receiving the flu vaccine.
The next Carson City Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Bob Crowell Board Room of the Community Center, located at 851 E. William Street.
With mountain lion sightings last week in northwest Carson City, Nevada Department of Wildlife biologists are looking to determine whether the sightings involve more than one adult lion.
The Nevada Supreme Court has affirmed a lower-court ruling that a statutory ballot initiative that aimed to create a voucher-style education program cannot move forward.
CARSON CITY — State transportation contracts announced during Monday’s Nevada Transportation Board of Directors meeting are projected to support 483 jobs while helping provide a transportation system to keep Nevada safe and connected.
Carson City Fire Department and sheriff’s deputies were called late Monday afternoon to a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the area of South Carson Street and Fairview.
If the smoke wasn’t enough, National Weather Service forecasters say scattered showers and thunderstorms have developed Monday afternoon across the eastern Sierra and western Nevada, some that could lead to potential flash flooding in burn scar areas.
Youth Theatre Carson City is thrilled to announce auditions for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. The show will run eight performances, Jan. 13-22, 2022 in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center.
Nevada Day, Inc., in partnership with greenUP!, announces the reusable, stainless steel cups are available for purchase prior to The Nevada Day celebration.
Most individuals who experience memory loss begin their journey with very mild symptoms that still require care and can cause stress for primary caregivers. Join Prestige Senior Living for a free webinar on caring for a loved one facing mild dementia on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m.
On Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, at approximately 6:17 a.m. Troopers with the Nevada State Police Highway Patrol responded to a suspected hit-and-run involving a pedestrian on Interstate 80, near state mile marker 354 near Wells. The victim was transported to a nearby area hospital.
CARSON CITY — At the Monday morning Transportation Board of Directors meeting, Nevada Department of Transportation Director Kristina Swallow announced that $101 million in additional federal highway spending authority — the most Nevada has ever received — has been made available for state road and bridge projects in Nevada as part of the August Redistribution from the Federal Highway Administration.
A 53-year-old man was arrested Saturday for suspicion of felony possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of credit cards without permission of the owner and two misdemeanor offenses, according to a Carson City Sheriff’s Office booking report.
Long time Northern Nevada broadcaster John Potter will be the guest speaker at the next Rotary Club of Carson City meeting. The public is invited to attend what should be an informative and entertaining event.
Smoke from the Mosquito wildfire continues to produce unhealthy to hazardous air quality to many areas throughout the Carson City region on Monday morning.
Terek Been attended Carson High School 2012-2016. He was a member of the CHS Baseball program. After graduating high school in 2016, Terek has climbed the Canadian ranks in rowing.
There have been many requests for a night-time experience at the Nevada State Prison Historic Site. So on selected Tuesday nights, the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society is offering guided, two-hour “Ghost Walks.”
Lucretia Fudge was the Wailuku Librarian, and I ask you, what better name could a librarian possibly have? She was, as are all good librarians, rather stern.
All of your hard work has paid off. You now have ripe tomatoes and you are thrilled. While some tomatoes are perfect, there are others with cracks, brown bottoms and tough skin. Why?
Chris Sneed has climbed a rock off of US-50 to place a flag every year since September 11, 2001. He replaces the previous year’s flag on Sep. 10 so the day that will forever be engrained in our history starts with a new flag.
Host Brother Dan Palmer will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Kennemur for an afternoon of music, chat, and storytelling at the Bank Saloon on Monday. The show welcomes a live audience, and streams weekly on Facebook at the host’s music page: Brother Dan Palmer.
UPDATE 4:54PM: Air quality around Carson City and Dayton dropped into the “unhealthy” category late Sunday afternoon, according to airnow.gov. Air quality in the Carson Valley was in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” category for the Gardnerville and Minden areas.
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Degraded air quality continues around the region as drift smoke from the Mosquito Fire burning in Placer and El Dorado counties in California moves across the Lake Tahoe Basin and into the Carson City area and Western Nevada valleys.
This week’s Senior in the Spotlight belongs to Austin Shim, who is one of Carson High School’s many outstanding student athletes, earning letters in swimming and academics by maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.8, and weighted GPA of 4.8.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Beginning Sunday, Sept. 11, drivers will see lane closures and travel delays on upper Mt. Rose Highway (State Route 431) as the Nevada Department of Transportation continues enhancements to State Routes 431 and 28 near Incline Village.
Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of Sept. 12-18, 2022. Closures are expected at the following locations due to road and utility work:
Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint will be hosting Carson City’s equality pride event, Sassabration, Saturday, September 17, 2022.
Who’s ready to see some camels?
The hilarious annual and international Camel & Ostrich Races of the Comstock started yesterday in Virginia City and will finish on Sunday, Sept. 11.
This traditional wild ride event is entering its 63rd year at the Virginia City Fairgrounds. The origin of the races date back to the 1950s as a prank between two newspaper editors.
How have you enjoyed your fresh fruits, veggies, meat, artisan crafts and more this summer, Carson City?
I know I’ve enjoyed picking up my local sausages from Holly Family Farms, my boxes of berries from Rodriguez Bros., my fresh baked bread from Wheatberry, and so many more!
Homecoming celebrations kicked off Friday with an assembly, and Carson High School announced the student-elected candidates.
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