Fitness center adds on, HGTV looking for an unusual home and there's a new show about horses

Silver State Fitness, off Fairview Drive, added a 900-square-foot, air-conditioned, aerobics studio. The studio has a 20-foot-high ceiling, down fans and glassed doors.

The aerobics program was expanded to include three types of yoga, a therapy ball stabilization class taught by a licensed physical therapist, and an evening Super Circuit class.

New classes began Monday. Drop-ins are $7 per class, with package pricing available.

Dr. Craig Black is seeing patients at Pinnacle Pain Medicine in Carson City, 550 W. Washington St., as well as at the Chiropractic Physician Group of Nevada main office in Gardnerville.

Personal injury cases, Nevada workers compensation cases and most insurance plans are accepted. New patients are welcome. Call Black at 783-3494.

Marilyn Lewis of State Farm Insurance completed the Chartered Advisor for Senior Living from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Penn. She completed five courses and 10 hours of supervised exams.

Lewis began her financial career in 1982 when she opened her State Farm Insurance business at 321 W. Winnie Lane. A graduate of Western Nevada Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno, she has devoted her business to insurance and financial planning for area residents. For information call 882-4875.

The Home and Garden TV show "ReZoned" is dedicated to telling the story of unique homes created in buildings not originally designed for residential.

Examples around the country include power plants, silos, mills and firehouses - anything unconventional that was never lived in before the renovation.

To submit your home to the program, there are a few conditions:

The renovators, or their family, need to be living in the home. If the property was renovated and sold it doesn't work for the program.

It has to be a single-family home. HGTV producers are not looking for developers who have gutted buildings and are now selling lofts out of it.

It has to look like the former building. Some reminders of the history of the building still need to be visible even though it has been renovated.

The "ReZoned" Web site is located at or call Heather Pikas at 303-712-3162.

The Internal Revenue Service posted guidance regarding the federal taxability of the 2005 rebates issued by the State of Nevada online at the IRS Web site.

To access the information online enter "Nevada Rebate" into the "Search for..." section on the front page of The same fact sheet can also be found under the "Nevada" state link in the "Around the Nation" section of accessible from the "Newsroom" link on the front page.

"This guidance should make it easier for folks to understand the potential federal tax implications," said Raphael Tulino, IRS Spokesman for Nevada.

The fact sheet answers some common questions and offers direction. Several factors may affect the rebate's taxability, including whether or not a taxpayer registered a vehicle with the Nevada DMV in 2004 and if any registration paid amounted to more or less than $75. Advice is available for individual and business taxpayers.

The fact sheet also provides specific examples and, if taxable, where to report the rebate as income on a 1040 federal tax return.

JFG Systems was awarded the Small Business Specialist designation from Microsoft.

Microsoft's Small Business Specialist community helps eliminate much of the associated guesswork by bringing together businesses and the providers that serve them best. This designation provides customers with assurance that JFG Systems' services and solutions have been evaluated by Microsoft and deemed a good fit for meeting the needs of small businesses, which Microsoft defines as companies with 5 to 250 employees.

JFG Systems will have access to referrals from Microsoft, training specifically designed for this segment, marketing materials and special offers. Each of these benefits was designed to give small business specialists more visibility.

"For over a decade we have met computing, networking and security needs for businesses in Northern Nevada," said Ron Baker, JFG Systems CEO. "We are confident this designation will help us gain better recognition among customers. It gives us invaluable Microsoft backing which lends itself to confidence among the business community."

Microsoft awards the prestigious Small Business Specialist designation to companies based on their proven performance to deliver innovative solutions and services to this business segment. Small and medium sized businesses represent the fastest growing segments in the U.S. economy and play a vital role in Northern Nevada's economic health. To be accepted to this community, JFG Systems was required to first enroll in the Microsoft Partner Program and then pass a technical exam and a sales and marketing assessment.

Explicit Media, Inc. of Gardnerville has announced the premier of "The Bourne Equestrian" on the Dish Network. The new production is a broadcast marketplace for the equine connoisseur as well as an information source covering a broad range of horse topics. The show will feature narrated showcase chapters presenting horses for sale. Each horse e-listing will include video clips or photographs, as well as specific pedigree highlights and other biographical data. Detailed information linked to each segment will be available on the show's companion Web site,

The weekly one-hour show airs 11 a.m. Thursdays on channel 12. To list your horse or horse property, visit

The Carson Valley Inn and David Walley's Resort have an agreement that the resort will have exclusive use of the 75-room Carson Valley Motor Lodge through October 2007.

"We will use the Carson Valley Motor Lodge for an extensive marketing program to develop new David Walley's owners and to provide bonus rewards for the growing number of existing David Walley's owners," said Bob Sewell, co-president of Quintus Resorts, the owner and developer of David Walley's.

A Howl-O-Ween Party at Reno Harley-Davidson on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. will feature pumpkin decorating for kids, costume contests for adults, children and pets. Visitors will meet some animals available for adoption at the Nevada Humane Society and see demonstrations by canine athletes and their handlers.

A highlight of the event at the 2295 Market St. dealership is a fundraiser for the Nevada Humane Society. The organization is scurrying to meet financial deadlines for their Pet Project Ð the new regional animal shelter. The new shelter's goal is to eliminate euthanasia of adoptable animals in the community.

For information call 329-2913 or visit

The postal service is hosting a pumpkin decorating contest for children aged 6-12 at the Steamboat Post Office, 75 McCabe Drive, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 22. Children will use glue and Hershey's candy to create funny faces on orange gourds. For information call Mary Weber at 786-3952.

- Contact reporter Becky Bosshart at or 881-1212.


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