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Scossa opens new salon, enlists massage therapist

Staff Reports

Scossa Ranch resident Ansie Scossa has opened Aurora Salon in downtown Gardnerville with the help of massage therapist Marissa Delgadillo.

Scossa has 12 years experience working with hair and nails, eight years in Douglas County. The new salon offers pedicures, manicures, make-up, gel and acrylic nails.

“I specialize in artistic nails, weddings and special events,” she said.

Delgadillo, an East Valley resident, founded Absolute Bliss at Aurora Salon, offering soft tissue, deep tissue, Lomilomi, hot stone, pregnancy massage, acupressure and energy healing.

“I worked at Bodhi Tree School of Massage where I learned the aspects of running a business, how to advertise and network,” she said. “As a new business owner, I am determined to run the best business that I can run. I provide many massage techniques specific to each client’s needs. I am extremely skillful in every aspect of massage.”

Delgadillo is available by appointment and can be reached at 450-8803.

Scossa is available by appointment and can be reached at 450-8545.

Aurora Salon is located at 1513 Highway 395, suite 202.

Dr. Jim Seyfried has moved his dental practice from Eddy Street in Gardnerville to 1624 Library Lane in Minden.

“The reason for the move was because I bought a building and remodeled it, and I was tired of paying rent (for 24 years),” Seyfried said in an email.

The dentist also changed the name of his business from James W Seyfried, DDS to Seyfried Dental Arts.

The practice specializes in cosmetic, restorative and family denistry. The company recently acquired a cad-cam, crown-making machine, enabling Seyfried to make crowns right in his dental office.

The new location’s regular business hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Fridays by appointment.

The phone number has remained the same at 782-8176.

For more information, visit

Gardnerville resident Sandra Patterson has started her own business based on cupcakes.

Tinycakes Cupcakery offers homemade cupcakes through phone orders and at Cafe Girasole in Gardnerville, where she bakes them.

She also offers her cupcakes at farmers markets in Minden and Carson City.

“This is my first business experience,” she said. “I have always loved to bake and thought this would be a good way to earn some income. I make my cupcakes in small batches with quality ingredients. Nothing is artificial.”

For more information about Tinycakes Cupcakery, call 315-1290.

Kim McIntire Rolfing, Laser Therapy, Pilates and Movement Education in Gardnerville has added one more tool to help clients bring order back to their bodies.

Owner Kim McIntire said Neurokinetic Therapy is based on the premise that when an injury has occurred, certain muscles shut down or become inhibited, forcing other muscles to become overworked.

“This compensation pattern can create pain or tightness,” McIntire said in a press release. “While applying light pressure that the client resists, the practitioner can evaluate the connection or disconnect of each muscle, revealing the sources of the injury and retraining the client’s body to remove the compensation patterns – reprogramming the body at the neural level.”

Located at 1492 Highway 395, suite 102, McIntire is available by appointment on weekdays.

For more information, call 782-8111 or visit

A consumer session is scheduled for Thursday on an application by Southwest Gas to raise rates.

The majority of the proposed increase would be to Southern Nevada customers – 8.17 percent for single-family residences. While the south makes up the vast majority of SWG’s customer base, the utility also provides natural gas service in the Carson City and Carson Valley areas.

The requested increase in Northern Nevada would amount to 1.39 percent for residential customers. That would add just over a dollar to the average monthly bill, raising it to $78.51 and generating about $1.5 million in added revenue each year.

Southwest officials said in their Public Utilities Commission filing that the raise is needed because existing rates “do not provide SWG with sufficient revenue to allow it a fair and reasonable return on its investment.”

The consumer session will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday in PUC Hearing Room A at the PUC offices, 1150 E. William St. in Carson City.

The meeting will give people an opportunity to learn more about the proposed rate hikes and other elements of the proposals as well as comment on the application.

Individual comments may be limited to five minutes.