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Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board President Ben Adkins, left, discusses with Superintendent Kevin Murphy the subject of respecting Michigan’s open carry gun laws during the board’s August meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C school board won’t fight Michigan’s open carry gun laws

After months of deliberation and research, members of the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education are nearing a decision on policy regarding Michigan’s open carry gun laws. The topic originally arose last February after a visiting parent attended a CC-C boys basketball game at home against Lansing Christian while exercising his constitutional right to open carry with a pistol on his side.

The new Carson City-Crystal High School weightroom is currently undergoing a transformation from its previous use as a computer lab as part of an $11 million bond approved by voters in May 2014. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Donations lead to new CC-C weightroom equipment

One arm curl, one deadlift, one bench press a time, athletes at Carson City-Crystal High School are diligently preparing for their upcoming autumn sports seasons. Unfortunately for them, that currently means lifting weights that literally have holes rusted through them and performing on machines that are held together with duct tape.

From left, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy explains the details of a contract with Chartwells School Dining Services on Monday evening to school board members Nicky Suchek and Scott Fleisher. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C Area Schools contracts out food services

In an attempt to bring in healthier choices for the district, Caron City-Crystal Area Schools will now contract out school food services. The CC-C school board voted 5-0 — with board members Gregg McAlvey and Nancy Seals absent — to enter into an agreement with Chartwells School Dining Services.

Crystal Township Clerk Bob Naumman, right, speaks to Supervisor Chris Johnston on Wednesday evening about the status of the contract and lease agreement between the township and Carson City Public Library to move Crystal Community Library to the township’s community center. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township approves library contract, lease agreement

The ball that is the contract which has bounced between this township and Carson City Public Library for several months is now back in the library’s court. The Crystal Township Board unanimously approved a revised contract and lease agreement Wednesday evening to allow Crystal Community Library (a branch of Carson City Public Library) to relocate to the Crystal Township Community Center, which also houses township offices.

Sparrow Carson Health President and CEO Matt Thompson, left, presents a donation in the amount of $2,000, on behalf of the Carson Foundation, to Carson City Police Department Chief Dave Ellis. The donation will be used to purchase new uniforms for officers within the department. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City Council renews police coverage agreement with Sparrow Carson Hospital

In a “win-win” situation for this community and its local hospital, a partnership for dedicated law enforcement will continue for another year. Members of the Carson City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday — with Councilman Kurt Keiffer absent — to renew a one-year contract for dedicated police coverage by the Carson City Police Department for Sparrow Carson Hospital.

Carson City Police Officer Phil Andres, left, receives a life saving award from Carson City Police Chief Dave Ellis during Tuesday’s Carson City Council meeting. Andres was involved in the successful resuscitation of an unresponsive patient in April. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City police officer recognized for saving life

Police Officer Phil Andres was on a routine patrol of the Carson City Regional Correctional Facility when he suddenly found himself summoned to the most intense emergency call of his young career. On April 20, while patrolling the perimeter of the prison, the Carson City officer received a call for assistance with a patient who was “unresponsive and not breathing.”

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CC-C grad keeps family’s tradition of military service going

While other students were making the decision of where to attend college or submitting resumes for summer jobs, Shania Stearns had already set herself on specific career path.

Balloons float across the farm fields outside Carson City during the 10th Annual Hot Air Balloon Shoot-Out during Carson City’s Frontier Days festival on Thursday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Balloonists take to the air in 10th Annual Hot Air Balloon Shoot-Out (Photos)

There are few people in this world who can say they got high on the job and get away with it. However, when it comes to getting high while working, no one gets higher than hot air balloon pilots … quite literally thousands of feet high.

After 20 years as Carson City-Crystal Middle School principal and 25 total years with the school district, Charles “Chuck” Larkins is retiring at the end of this school year. — Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-C Middle School principal retires after 20 years

As the school year ends, everyone from students to teachers is eager for summer vacation to start. At the sound of the final bell, students will joyfully embrace their summer freedom. Teachers … well, they’ll likely do the same.

After Roger Gooding was able to lease a new digital projector, the Crystal Box Office Theatre reopened after closing in November 2014. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Box Office Theatre reopens with digital projector

After months of sitting quiet in the dark, doors closed to the public, the image of patrons enjoying movies all but a memory, the sun is now shining on the Crystal Box Office Theatre again. Owner Roger Gooding was forced to close the business in November 2014. Now, for the first time in more than five months, the single-screen theater is illuminated with a new movie and plenty of guests.