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Fire badly damages eastern Merada North Apartment Building on W. Winnie Lane

A fire broke out at Merada North Apartments on West Winnie Lane Wednesday night.

A loud pop from a parked blue car may have ignited shrubbery – igniting outside apartment wall.

Fire ran up the exterior wall and inside an apartment…

Firefighters chased the fire between floors…

Firefighters chopped their way to the fire’s spreading inside walls. Finally put out the fire. Considerable damage. Red Cross called to provide temporary shelter for tenants.

House fire at 2551 Kings Canyon Road

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.

AG Aaron Ford gives thumbs-up for Nevada’s election performance….

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.

Speed kills…but when it doesn’t, you still get a ticket

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

John & Cherie Shipley
Joyful Noise
Holiday Treat

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.

Sheriff’s Deputies had their hands full downtown early Saturday morning

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.

 

From Governor Sisolak to every Nevadan…

Nevada now on “pause” for next three weeks
effective 12:01 am Tuesday
To review the Pause Guidelines, click here.
At one of the most frantic times of the year, the Governor yesterday at his 4:30 pm press conference declared Nevada to be on “pause.”  These are the take-aways in case you missed the conference:
 
Restaurants, bars, and casinos remain at the forefront of the new restrictionsnow limiting indoor and outdoor capacity to 25%, down from 50% which will hit this already hard hit industry even more. This is the time when holiday parties reign and cannot be held.
 
If you wish to eat out, you cannot just “drop in,” you MUST make a reservation to be served.  
  1. Masks are now required while socializing at your table and can only be removed when you are eating or drinking.
  2. Only 4 diners per table will be allowed.  
  3. Expect to be given a temperature check before being allowed inside.   
  4. Restaurants are encouraged to continue curbside and carryout service.

Should area restaurants wish to expand outside dining, please know that Carson City will reimburse for outdoor heaters (link).

Retailers must adhere to the 50% rule
The Governor stated that he did not wish to close retail, continuing to limit customers to 50 percent capacity as it now stands . 

  • There must be personnel at the entrance to determine capacity levels and check for mask compliance if retail is 50,000 sq. feet or more. Smaller retailers need not have “spotters.”
  • Capacity levels must be posted.
All entertainment facilities are now limited to a 25% capacity and that is to include churches and any weddings, funerals, etc.    
 
All large events must be cancelled – This means all holiday events are curtailed including Silver/Snowflakes Festival of Lights that will be conducted virtually.
 
Private gathering limited to no more than 10 persons.
  • Private gatherings are limited to no more than 10 per two household families.
  • Masks are mandated for even family gatherings.
Youth and adult sports are paused.
Gyms/Health Clubs/Personal Trainers must reduce capacity to 25% and everyone must wear masks – no matter the exercise.
 
Personal Care Services may continue to operate under existing guidelines – no changes
Masks are a must for all. Schools can remain open but must adhere to all mandates. The Governor stated “we must keep kids in the classroom,” citing statistics of depression and suicides in young kids.
 
The Governor stated that unfortunately, we are on a “rapid trajectory” that must be curbed and this is the time to act. He stated he realizes “all decisions have negative consequences,” adding no state has struggled more than Nevada during this pandemic.
 
There will be no full shutdown as in the past, but all must comply with the new restrictions to curb the spread.
 

MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES
 
No matter how you may feel about masks, this item of clothing has become part of our daily attire.  Whether basic black or bling, the mask is here to stay for at least another six months or so until a vaccine is available to all.  

That means masks in ALL settings, whether indoor or out and while gathering in private settings. This Thanksgiving, masks are required to protect all.  Research continues to show masks are effective. Should you need signage, call the Chamber for your FREE posters.
 
If we are unable to reduce the trajectory in three weeks, there will be stronger restrictions.

Ending, the Governor stated he had to implement stronger measures because “it is the right thing to do for our state.”
 
REMINDER: Should you require masks or cleaning supplies, we remind you that these are available for FREE by request from Carson City’s Public Works division.  To access the form, click here.

To review the full press conference, click here.
To read the Governor’s remarks, click here.

Reminder:

Citizen Essay Contest Winner among CC schools

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. 

 

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