Briefs: Ambulance program enrollment underway

The Storey County Fire District Ambulance Subscription Program enrollment is now open. The annual membership cost is $25 for head of household age 65 and over, $40 for head of household under 65 and $10 for each additional family member regardless of age. Program benefits include no out-of-pocket expenses for insured members and minimal copayments for uninsured members. Membership is honored by Storey County, Carson City, North and Central Lyon County and the East Fork Fire Protection District. Annual membership fees cover the household for unlimited service. To enroll call Storey County Fire District at 775-847-0954 or email

Carson City Library holds learning class

Carson City library will host a web browsing class today from 10 to 11 a.m. Register at or visit the @Two Digital Learning Center fro assistance.

Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo a Success

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Nevada Department of Corrections on Saturday, Aug. 2, hosted the third of four annual saddle-trained horse adoption events at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Gardnerville. Ten wild horses and one wild burro, were saddle-trained for four months by inmate trainers in the Northern Nevada Correctional Center program, and were offered during a spirited competitive bid adoption. Successful bidders paid a total of $11,450 for the animals.

All of the 10 offered horses and one burro were adopted after starting bids of $150. The event’s top bid of $2,000 went for a six year old gelding named “Dusty Road.” The average bidding price for each horse was $1,097.50. The successful bidders officially adopted their new horse or burro, and they must show diligent care of each animal for a year before they can apply to the BLM to receive a title of ownership. Since 1973, the BLM has placed more than 230,000 horses and burros into private ownership through the adoption program. The next saddle-trained horse adoption and competitive auction event will be held at Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City, on Oct. 18. More information about these special adoption events is available at:

Ballot iniatives to be discussed Saturday

Nevada general election ballot issues will be discussed at the monthly Carson City Women’s Democratic Club meeting on Saturday at 502 E. John St. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and speakers begin at 10. The public is encouraged to attend.

Featured speakers will discuss ballot questions 1 and 3.

Question 1 will be addressed by Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty. He will explain and ballot issue and answer questions about the appellate court measure. Question 1 seeks to establish a three-judge appellate court in the State of Nevada.

Question 3 will be addressed from the perspective of Bill Chernock, executive director of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Authority. Question 3 states: Shall the Nevada Revised Statutes be amended to create a 2 percent tax to be imposed on a margin of the gross revenue of entities doing business in Nevada whose total revenue for any taxable year exceeds $1 million, with the proceeds of the tax going to the State Distributive School Account to be apportioned among Nevada’s school districts and charter schools? Chernock will present concerns from the perspective of someone who’s on the ground, talking to local and prospective businesses.

Question may referred to 775-721-1731.


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