A fire broke out at Merada North Apartments on West Winnie Lane Wednesday night.
4:58pm Firefighters are on scene of a large commercial building at 2801 Lockheed Way. Back side building housing recycled batteries. Two Injured persons inside, stemming from a steam explosion. They don’t appear to be seriously injured.
11:20am Carson City Firefighters are speeding to the scene of a house fire at 2551 Kings Canyon Road. Residents are evacuating.
11:23am NO SMOKE OR FLAMES SHOWING FROM THE HOME according to Sheriff’s Deputies.
11:24am Arriving firefighters confirm no smoke or flames showing.
11:26am Firefighters on scene calling for a water-tanker to the scene.
11:27am Firefighters say they can handle the fire without the water-tanker. Sounds like they’ve got the fire out.
Attorney General Ford Congratulates Winners of Elections,
Thanks Voters and Election Workers
Carson City, NV – Today, following the Nevada Supreme Court’s certification of the State’s elections results, Attorney General Aaron D. Ford issued the following statement: The Supreme Court praised the efforts of the State and specifically Nevada Secretary of State Cegavske’s ‘exemplary’ work in ensuring a safe and secure election during COVID-19.
“First and foremost, I want to congratulate our local winners, President-Elect Joe Biden, and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris on their wins in Nevada,” said AG Ford. “I would also like to congratulate the American people and every voter in this election for making your voice heard this year and participating in our democratic process.”
“As our Supreme Court Justices noted, this election was handled ‘properly, reliably and with integrity,’ which is a standard we can always expect from the State of Nevada,”AG Ford continued. “I commend Secretary Cegavske and her office for their dedication to ensuring that every eligible voter in Nevada had the opportunity to participate in this election in a way that did not compromise the safety or efficiency of our election process. I would also like to express my gratitude to all election workers for their commitment to this election.”
The State of Nevada took swift action to secure our elections process in light of the global pandemic. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its guidance in advance of election day encouraging mail-in voting methods, Governor Sisolak immediately convened a Special Legislative Session to pass Assembly Bill 4 which provided every active registered voter in Nevada with a mail-in ballot and created options for Nevadans to vote in a manner consistent with public health concerns.
The meeting of the Presidential Electors is scheduled for December 14th.
Speeders on Law Enforcement’s Radar through December 7th
Excessive Speed – A Common and Deadly Factor in Crashes
Speeding is a leading contributor to traffic crashes. Speeding during winter weather driving conditions just makes your chances of a crash greater.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with other Nevada Law Enforcement agencies to increase traffic enforcement from November 25th 2020 through December 7th 2020, for motorists exceeding the speed limit.
We will see changing weather conditions during the start of this holiday season, remember to watch your speed and pay attention to school zones. School zone speed limits in Carson City are 15 mph when the zone is active.
Many motorists do not pay attention to speed; they simply do what “everyone else is doing”. Your speed is your responsibility. Be responsible, pay attention and watch your speed in and around town and school zones.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office remains dedicated to bringing the number of fatalities on our roadways to zero through increasing public awareness about the dangers of speeding. More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal is available online at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com.
JOYFUL NOISE – A HOLIDAY TREAT CONCERT
December 13 at Carson City Community Center
It’s a Holiday Treat for all – a feast of seasonal and holiday entertainment in many styles! The Carson City Symphony Association presents “Joyful Noise – A Holiday Treat” concert on Sunday, December 13, at 5:00 p.m., in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street. The in-person audience will be limited in keeping with COVID-19 safety guidelines, and the concert will also be live-streamed free.
Tickets for the in-person concert are $18 General Admission, $10 age 6 to 12, and free age 5 and under. Enjoy safely – social distancing and masks are required. Tickets may be reserved by email to CarsonCitySymphony@gmail.com or purchased in advance online at CCSymphony.com. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The live-stream is free at Facebook.com/CarsonCitySymphony.
David Bugli, conductor of Carson City Symphony, said, “We want to present an entertaining, live holiday concert, as we have for the past 36 years. Since we can’t fill the stage with dozens of instrumental musicians, singers, and dancers this year, we’re excited to collaborate and bring the holiday spirit to the community.” “Joyful Noise – A Holiday Treat” concert features John and Cherie Shipley with their Joyful Noise Chorus and Band. John and Cherie have been performing “Joyful Noise” concerts each December since 2002.
The show is a potpourri of music styles – jazz, rock, country, and traditional. The choice of tunes includes a wide variety of pretty ballads, toe tappers, funny songs, and a bit of holiday standards. Cherie Shipley said, “We love to have a mix of energies and dynamics! The band is led by John on keyboard, with Mark Ashworth on drums, and Tommy Stiles on steel guitar and dobro. We welcome back to our show Special Guest Entertainer Catherine Matovich on violin/fiddle.” The Joyful Noise Chorus members, providing harmonies and fun props, are Laura Briggs, Marilyn Erickson, Laura Hale, Kathy Hannah, and Mark Sturdivant.
This concert is supported, in part, by public funds through grants from the Carson City Cultural Commission; the Nevada Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts; Nevada Commission on Tourism; and by private donations. For more information, see CCSymphony.com or call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
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Three Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies were really “up against it” shortly after 2am Saturday morning. One deputy came up on a fight on the sidewalk on No. Plaza. The deputy tried to separate the two combatants and partially succeeded but took some punches from the one of the combatants.
Another deputy arrived on scene and went to work pulling people apart and then a third deputy came on scene and helped the other two officers gain control of the situation. One of the deputies was injured after taking hard blows to his head.
Arrested were two men, Jose Alvarez-Garcia charged with Battery on a Protected Person, Battery on and Obstructing a Deputy Sheriff and Resisting Arrest. Another suspect, Cristian Hernandez-Galvan was also booked into the city jail on charges of Battery and Obstructing a Deputy Sheriff.
Nine Student Winners Announced for American Citizen Essay Contest
Carson City, Nev. (Nov. 23, 2020) — The Carson City School District’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce nine student winners of the 19th Annual American Citizen Essay Contest. Each winner will be recognized at the school board meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24, and will received the following cash prizes: First Place: $80, Second Place: $30 and Third Place: $15. Grade level winners include the following.:
Elementary School Level:
1st Place – Nicholas Budd, 5th grade, Seeliger Elementary School
2nd Place – Harlee Tatham, 5th grade, Fremont Elementary School
3rd Place – Suleiman Abdelhady, 5th grade, SeeligerElementary School
Middle School Level:
1st Place – Nathan Tack, 8th grade, Bethlehem Lutheran School
2nd Place – Sophia Rotoli, 6th grade, Home-schooled
3rd Place – Zane Woods, 8th grade, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School
High School Level:
1st Place – Jacob Budd, 9th grade, Carson High School
2nd Place – Brynn Russell, 9th grade, Carson High School
3rd Place – Todd Gosselin, 9th grade, Carson High School
Essays were judged within each grade level as they followed adherence to the topic, their quality of writing and their originality of thought. The topic this year was the following:
“As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States’ Constitution, discuss the importance of a citizen’s right to vote to Americans and aspiring Americans.”
Any public, charter, private or home-schooled student in Carson City was able to participate in the contest. Essays were no longer than five (5) pages but could be as short as the student desired. The essay could also have been handwritten or typed.
The contest was announced Monday, Sept. 14, and completed essays were Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The first page of the essay included the student’s name (first and last), his or her age, grade, telephone number, teacher’s name and school. Included here are the first place winning essays for Elementary, Middle and High School Levels.