Jessica Garcia


With Nevada News Group since 2018

Phone: +17758811211


Job duties:
I cover K-12 and higher education issues, business and general news impacting Carson City, Lyon County and Northern Nevada. Every person has a new story worth writing and a new way to share it, and my passion is to listen to them and figure out the best way to share it with compassion and credibility.

About me:
“Journalism is literature in a hurry,” Matthew Arnold wrote, so I’m usually off planning that next great story, brainstorming ideas as I watch my favorite Nolan movies or listen to Elvis. I’m happily married, and when my husband and I aren’t fixing up our old house that’s showing its age now, we’re preparing for that dream vacation we promised ourselves this year.

2023 Nevada Press Association Awards
• Second Place in Explanatory Journalism
• Third Place in Community Service

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Recent Stories

Carson schools, Boys and Girls Club work on day care pact

The agreement gives priority enrollment to district staff members.

Carson City School District forecasts declining enrollment

Even with new construction, the city is not seeing the number of students the Carson City School District expects.

‘Full of life:’ Carson High’s Rodriguez celebrated Saturday

Family members and community members remembered Carson High School freshman Lexi Paige Rodriguez for her sweet spirit and her generosity at her celebration of life Saturday at Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home. Most who attended wore shades of pink and grieved for Rodriguez, 14. Rodriguez was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing North Carson Street at Nye Lane at 5:40 p.m. Jan. 28

EDAWN meeting: Everyone’s ‘all in’ for Northern Nevada

EDAWN President and CEO Taylor Adams and Brian Gordon, principal of Las-Vegas based economic research firm Applied Analysis, discussed the region’s gains in the past year.

WNC partnership seeks to boost training services

A new partnership between SkillUp Coalition, Mark IV Capital and Western Nevada College to connect employers and employees in Northern Nevada’s workforce will work with Fernley’s Victory Logistics District.

Bagwell pushing students to attend school

Mayor Lori Bagwell wanted to let students and the community know it’s important for kids to go to school every day.

Eagle Valley MS first at LEGO Robotics competition

The school’s robotics team was chosen to compete at the FIRST LEGO League World Festival in Houston from April 17 to 20.

CHS' Miracle Minute fundraiser supports Rodriguez family

Lexi Rodriguez died Jan. 28 after she was struck by a car at the intersection of North Carson Street and Nye Lane.

Fritsch's ASL club supports student friendship, learning in new language

Arlo Gelsone, 7, has sparked an interest among his Fritsch friends to learn American sign language to adapt to his needs as a deaf student.

CCSD shares with Ebert need for improved accountability, resources

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert visited the Carson City School District on Feb. 2.

More stories

Photos by Jessica

Lexi Rodriguez’s younger brother Trinidad, 6, right, leads the procession …

Carson City Superintendent Andrew Feuling, center, speaks to the Carson …

Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada President and CEO Taylor …

Carson High School junior Eleanor Romeo, sophomore Sadie Brown and …

Carson High School sophomore Eduardo Aguilar, freshman Alivia Lindbloom, Mayor …