4:15pm Report of a four year old girl being kicked in the head by a horse at Fuji Park. She is bleeding from the wound. Carson City Fire-Rescue is enroute.
4:20pm Word from the scene is that she’ll be Care Flighted to Renown in Reno.
4:21pm Careflight is out of range. Sounds like the little girl will be rushed by ground ambulance to Renown in Reno.
4:24pm Little girl is being loaded aboard an ambulance for a fast run to Renown in Reno.
4:26pm Ambulance is enroute to Reno. Because of the construction of I-580 they can get through town much faster than trying to navigate Carson Street, especially when it’s still being upgraded.
2:35 Traffic crash at East William and North Roop. Minor collision.
Mayor Robert Crowell
1945 to 2020
Carson City said goodbye to a stellar citizen Thursday – giving honor to a strong, insightful yet gracious Nevadan – Mayor Robert Crowell. With Robert’s family and fellow citizens reminiscing his life and praising his strong but elegant character, Robert received the tolling of the bells and a rifle salute send-off.
Mayor Crowell was celebrated by family, friends and legal professionals, heralding the years he lived among us, being a sterling example of a loving husband, proud of his children and grateful for the relationships that enriched the community during decades of heart-felt service to Carson City.
Here is the community’s final good-bye to Robert Crowell. Click here. The memorial starts 18 minutes in. Just move the playback dot to the right until the video starts.
Covid-19 Virus update
Nevada, Washington and Oregon have joined California’s COVID-19 Scientific Safety Review Workgroup which will independently review the safety and efficacy of any vaccine approved by the FDA for distribution. Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the panel made up of nationally acclaimed scientists with expertise in immunization and public health.
“Once again, I am thrilled to work with other states in the Western States Pact to ensure we take care of all our residents by bringing together the best and brightest scientific minds across states borders. We know we are stronger together,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “When the time comes, Nevadans will be able to feel confident in the safety of the vaccine knowing that an independent review by experts across the West gave it their seal of approval.”
This Western States Pact verification process will be happening in lockstep with the federal approval process. The goal is to not have this independent review cause any delay in getting a safe vaccine to the residents in these Western states.
“We appreciate the opportunity to join with other western states to help build confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine,” said Richard Whitley, Director of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. “We have worked hard to develop a plan for distribution in our state and when there is an approved vaccine we want Nevadans to know it has been reviewed and deemed safe and effective.”
The review panel is a key component to the state’s initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan which prioritizes those most at risk and is based on the principles of safety, equity and transparency. Nevada will join the Governors of Washington and Oregon, to identify experts to join California’s workgroup to guide the review of any vaccine approved by the FDA.
“As COVID-19 does not stop at state lines, our response to it must similarly cross borders,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom. “Along with our western state partners, California will let science and facts guide our decision making to ensure the safety of our communities.”
“We believe in science, public health and safety. That is why I am pleased that Washington is joining California and other western states in this effort,” Washington Governor Jay Inslee said. “Any COVID vaccine must be guided by the expertise of scientists and medical professionals and that’s just what this workgroup will do. The Western States Pact will continue working together to ensure the best health outcomes for everyone in our states.”
“The vaccines currently in development, once approved, are what Americans have been waiting for to protect their families, their children, and their loved ones in long-term care facilities,” said Oregon Governor Kate Brown. “The independent review conducted by this panel of doctors, scientists, and health experts will ensure that a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is available to everyone, especially communities that have been disproportionately impacted by this disease.”
This is not the first time Western States have collaborated in response to COVID-19. In April, California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Nevada joined in a Western States Pact which shared a vision for fighting COVID-19 and reopening their economies. Western State leaders in May urged congressional leaders to approve $1 trillion in COVID-19 relief for states and local governments and are partnering to pilot a project testing new exposure notification technology pioneered by Google and Apple.
Mark Twain School
Mark Twain Elementary School to Temporarily Go to Full-Remote Learning
Due to the number of employees and students who have been advised to isolate from confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Mark Twain Elementary School and out of an abundance of caution, the Carson City School District will temporarily transition the school and its students to full-remote learning until further notice. For further information on the total number of confirmed and active cases, please visit the school district’s COVID-19 Information page where data is updated regularly.
While students and staff function via remote learning, the school will undergo thorough cleaning and sanitizing. Additionally, no meals will be prepared and distributed from the school until further notice.
The district is working closely with the Carson City Health and Human Services on contact tracing and will continue to follow the enhanced cleaning protocol in all schools including additional cleaning and disinfecting of the facilities per the Centers for Disease Control guidelines. Contact tracing is conducted through the county health department by a contracted firm, Deloitte. Members of the public are urged to respond to telephone calls from Deloitte.
Finally, the school district asks that all Mark Twain Elementary School parents and families make arrangements to ensure their child(ren) are able to login, be present and able to learn remotely from home.
For more information on this announcement, please visit the school district’s website at CarsonCitySchools.com.
6:06pm Report of a traffic crash in the northbound lanes of I-580 just north of Arrowhead.
6:14pm Vehicle is in the center median at the top of the overpass. NDOT is being summoned to the scene.
6:16pm Those on scene are evaluating injuries as to whether they need to go to Renown or CTH.
6:18pm Medics on scene say injuries don’t require Careflight – transport will be to CTH.
4:01pm Traffic crash at South Carson and Clear Creek. Firefighters are on the scene.
CC Mayor Bob Crowell memorial, Oct. 29 1pm
By executive order, Governor Steve Sisolak has ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Nevada to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and State public buildings and grounds from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, October 29, 2020 as a mark of solemn respect and in remembrance of Carson City Mayor and native Nevadan Robert “Bob” Crowell, whose memorial is being held Thursday.
The Governor also issued a proclamation in honor of Mayor Crowell, naming October 29, 2020 a day in honor of Mayor Crowell.
“Today, we will lower the flags and give our esteemed recognition to such a wonderful man that dedicated his life to the betterment of both the State and this nation,” Gov. Sisolak said. “As I’ve said before, and to put it simply, Nevada is better because of Bob. His dedication to the State was unparalleled. Thus, it is my pleasure to honor this respected serviceman and community leader with this gesture. The First Lady and I once again extend our condolences to his wife Susan, their four children, his friends, and those in the communities he served, as we all honor him today.”
Mayor Crowell, a United States Navy Veteran, was also a longtime civil servant. He served numerous community leadership roles including as the President of the Carson City Board of Trustees, the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities, and the Carson City Redevelopment Authority, and most recently as the Mayor of Carson City.
He was widely known for his efforts in the legal and veteran communities, served on countless other public sector boards, and earned numerous awards for his public service and dedication to the State of Nevada. Crowell is survived by his wife of 49 years, Susan, and their four children, Brad, Caroline, David and Todd, and two grandchildren.
Mayor Crowell’s Celebration of Life Ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 29. The celebration of life will not be open to the public, but it will be live streamed on the internet and may be viewed at the following link: Mayor Bob Crowell Celebration of Life Ceremony.
VP Mike Pence
Holding Reno Rally
Vice President Mike Pence has promised Reno that a political rally inside an airplane hanger will be “by the book” – six foot separation, 250 person maximum in the hanger, everyone wearing a mask and have clean hands.
The Republican National Committee also must provide proof of at least $1 million in liability insurance in addition to the lease holder’s $5 million policy to cover any damages, fines or legal actions,
Pence speak at 5pm Thursday at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Doors open at 3pm Tickets are available through the Trump campaign’s website, https://www.DonaldJTrump.com.
1pm Traffic crash and College Parkway and Research Way. Rear-end type of collision. There are injuries. FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.