Despite blustery and brisk spring weather, Carson City keeps heating up with activity that demonstrates a community on the move.
Tuesday night brings a Chamber of Commerce primary election forum for mayoral and the community's Assembly candidates, which undoubtedly will bring lively discussions on how best to forge the capital city's and the state's next decade. Those of us in the audience will listen carefully to determine what is on residents' minds and where the candidates stand.
Because both races for supervisor feature just two candidates in each, those of us running in Wards 2 and 4 aren't on the bill due to a Chamber decision on time constraints. We move on automatically from the primary balloting and face off in the Nov. 8 general election. Early primary voting, by the way, begins Saturday. Let your voice be heard. Vote.
On Monday, a packed room at the Carson Nugget learned there are some changes in the schedule regarding the downtown Carson Street makeover project to ease the impact on businesses and their customers. Some of the work will be done at night and closure time for the street will be lessened some.
Those in the audience seemed to take the changes in stride. City and construction spokesman also said the McFadden Plaza on the closed 3rd Street, at the heart of the project, will be done some time in July and the Carson Street portion, as long anticipated, will be done before the Nevada Day parade and general election day.
News also came Monday that Muscle Powered, the local hiking/biking organization, has won national recognition. The Coalition for Recreational Trails has designated Muscle Powered as the 2016 recipient of a program achievement award for the community's Ash to King's Canyon trail. The award comes in the community linkage category. Congratulations are in order.
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