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Crash on I-580 just north of the Fairview over-pass…

9:23pm  Report of a big pick-up towing a trailer has crashed into a freeway median on I-580 just north of the Fairview overpass.  Nevada Highway Patrol is enroute.  No reports yet of any injuries.

9:25pm  Douglas County deputy was passing through the area and said that several people were out of the vehicle and were walking around.  No signs of serious injuries.

Head-shaker of a story. A wonder that no kids were hurt…

It’s one of those stories that’s becoming more and more common during the Covid-19 pandemic and the nearly routine use of illegal drugs.  Jobs are scarce and people are cooped up in whatever they call home.

Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies report that a neighbor on Woodside Drive spotted three young children running around outside their residence – two wearing only t-shirts – the youngest wearing no clothes at all.

The story began Thursday around noon, when a neighbor spotted the three scantily clothed youngsters outside with no supervision.  The neighbor called 9-1-1 and sheriff’s deputies were there in short order.  They rounded up the kids and put them back in their residence but they couldn’t find any sign of their parents.  Suddenly an adult male emerged from his sleeping quarters in the garage – he’s a night-worker/day-sleeper.  He told the deputies that he didn’t know the kids were outside and was unaware that their mother or father were not home.  Deputies summoned child protective services.

Deputies say the adult male helped them contact the mother and the father of the children – the father at work – the mother sleeping off a night of drug use at another location.

Both eventually showed up at the scene. The residence was strewn with garbage and the smell of urine.   Both were were arrested for Child Abuse, Child Neglect and Child Endangerment.  They were both lodged in the city jail.  The children were taken into protective custody.

South Carson Street movin’ right along…

Roundabout at Stewart and Carson Street

South Carson Street now has new sidewalks, fresh roadway, improved lighting, and landscaping, with more landscaping to come! The street is back to two-way traffic just in time for Nevada Day. Construction crews will  continue to wrap up on some miscellaneous work during November. More details on the ribbon cutting ceremony will be released soon. Have a safe and super-Nevadan Nevada Day!

Construction Update for October 26-29

South Carson Street is open with one lane in each direction.
There will be temporary driveway closures between Fairview and Snyder for landscaping, electrical, and multi-use path work. 
There will be continued landscaping and electrical work at the roundabout. 
Miscellaneous repairs and concrete work from Stewart Street to 5th Street.

Fairview between Roop and South Carson Street will be closed on Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28.

The train museum driveway (west side of the Fairview and Carson Street intersection) will be temporarily closed on Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28.

Please follow the detours. Businesses are accessible. 

Construction is subject to weather conditions.

Stay in the know: Check out the construction map at

Natural Gas Leak at the Fox Brewpub

8:29pm  Natural Gas leak at the Fox Brewpub at 310 South Carson Street.  Evacuation of the building is underway.

8:32pm  Carson City Firefighters arrive on scene.  Gas is leaking.  Gas company is enroute.

8:33pm  All gas to the building has been cut off at the ground level meters.  Gas company is still enroute.

8:35pm  Report that the gas leak may be coming from a faulty appliance in the building.

8:38pm  Second and third floors are cleared.


Fire at the Carson City Landfill

5:26pm  Fire at the Carson City Landfill.  Carson City Firefighters are enroute to the landfill.  Fire is creeping toward the south end of the landfill.

5:35pm  Numerous fire engines arriving on scene.  Firefighters should have just enough sunlight to track down most of the fire.

5:39pm  Arriving firefighters report the fire is 80 feet by 15 feet.  This shouldn’t take long.  Normally this kind of fire requires an all night watch to ensure it doesn’t re-erupt.

5:44pm  Firefighters on scene calling for two or three water tenders – especially the big one operated by city Public Works.  Also call for a bulldozer to move the debris around so water spray can access all areas of the fire.

Have you seen this man?

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Investigations Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing and endangered veteran. The missing person is identified as Robert Hester (61 years old) and was last seen near his Carson City residence on or about October 1st.

Mr. Hester reported to an acquaintance that he was going to Reno to address an outstanding legal issue. Mr. Hester did not arrive. Mr. Hester does not have a vehicle and his means of travel is unknown.

Mr. Hester suffers from a traumatic brain injury and has mental health issues. The following is his photograph and physical description:

Robert Hester -Have you seen him?

Robert Hester
Height: 5’4” Weight: 130lbs
Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue

Anyone with information on Mr. Hester’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact Detective Brett J. Bindley at (775) 283-7856, Lieutenant Daniel Gonzales at (775) 283-7850, or the Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Dispatch at (775) 887-2008.

The truth about the flu vs. the Corona Virus – They’re quite different….

The truth about the flu shot and COVID-19 testing

As people are tested for COVID-19 during flu season, we want to be clear: The flu vaccine will not cause you to test positive for COVID-19. COVID-19 tests only look for evidence of one virus – the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Because the flu is largely preventable, don’t wait to vaccinate. We encourage all Oregonians to get a flu shot as soon as possible. This will prevent flu illness and deaths and keep people out of the hospital at a time when we need to reserve space for COVID-19 patients and others who may require hospital care. 

Flu vaccine is available from health care providers, local health departments and many pharmacies. The vaccine is free or low cost with most health insurance plans. To find a flu vaccine clinic, visit and use OHA’s flu vaccine locator tool.

Flu vaccine facts the flu vaccine will not cause you to test positive for COVID-19

Report of traumatic injury at South Carson and Clear Creek Road

1:14pm  Report of a person suffering from a traumatic injury near the intersection of South Carson Street and Clear Creek Avenue.  Victim is believed to have been injured in a bicycle crash.  She reportedly fell off her bike.  She’s reportedly combative with NHP trooper.  The woman was headed north at the time.

1:20pm – Woman is injured.  Careflight air ambulance is being summoned to the scene.

1:22pm – Victim will be transported to the Douglas County fire station at the top of the hill, south of the crash scene.  She’ll be transported to Renown in Reno.

Head-on collision in the Carson Street construction zone at south end of town

Blue car drifts over yellow line causing head-on….

Lady driver with young son – driver badly injured.

Injured driver taken to awaiting Careflight

Careflight lifts off enroute to Renown in Reno.

9:30am  Report of a traffic collision in the Carson Street construction zone – in this case at South Carson At Eagle Station.  Head-on crash.  CC Fire-Rescue is enroute to the scene.

9:35am  Two car head-on on South Carson Street at Eagle Station Lane.  Southbound car drifted over into the northbound lane causing a head-on with a white SUV. 

10:30am  Woman in one car with a small child in the backseat.   The woman was transported by Care Flight to Renown in Reno with serious injuries.  Driver in the victim car was not injured.  Both vehicles totalled.  Young child in the errant car not injured. 


Carson City Schools bearing down harder on the Covid-19 virus…

School District Launches COVID-19 Testing Program for Employees  

Carson City, Nev. (Oct. 20, 2020) — The Carson City School District will offer free COVID-19 testing for all school employees in two drive-thru events. Information about the dates, times and location have already been provided to employees.  After the drive-thru events, employees who become symptomatic at work may be tested by one of the school nurses. 

The testing program promotes the health and safety of staff, students, families and communities by preventing the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in Nevada’s schools. 

The self-monitoring and testing program will be administered through a mobile app, powered by Emocha Health (a leading health screening mobile application originated at Johns Hopkins University), to help assess COVID-19 related health risks, track symptoms and communicate with appropriate state and district entities on matters related to the virus.

 For updated information visit or email questions to

Carson City within 700 jobs of pre-COVID employment level

CARSON CITY, NV – According to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, Nevada added back another 3,400 jobs since August. The state’s job rate has rebounded for the fifth month in a row. While this is excellent news, we are down 127,600 jobs (-9.0%) since September of last year. Nevada’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 12.6 percent in September down from 13.3 percent in August.

While the Las Vegas Metropolitan area lost 1,400 jobs (-0.2%) since August; the professional and business services sector grew the most, up 3,400 jobs (2.6%). Compared to September 2019, total employment saw a decrease of 129,700 jobs (-12.5%) with Leisure and hospitality sector down the most by 73,900 jobs (-25.1%).

The Reno area had an increase of 100 jobs since August with the trade, transportation, and utilities sector growing the most by 1,600 jobs (3.2%). Compared to September 2019 total employment saw a decrease of 13,100 jobs (-5.3%) with leisure and hospitality sector down the most by 5,500 jobs (-13.8%). The Carson City area experienced an increase of 600 jobs (2.0%) since August with the government sector growing the most by 500 jobs (5.3%).  Compared to September 2019, total employment saw a decrease of 400 jobs (-1.3%) with professional and business services sector down the most by 300 jobs (-13.6%).

The Las Vegas metro had an unemployment rate of 14.8 percent in September.  In a labor force of over 1.1 million there were 165,647 unemployed individuals. In the Reno area the unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in September.  In a labor force of 252,402 there were 16,833 unemployed individuals. The Carson City area has an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent in September – 1,798 unemployed individuals in a labor force of 26,455.

“September saw Nevada adding back jobs for the fifth month in a row. Additionally, many of the smaller regions in the state are seeing unemployment rates that are closer to a normal rate for the local economy, though still elevated from the pre-recession record lows. The Carson City area has added back enough jobs to be within 700 jobs of their pre-COVID employment levels.

In September, mining employment in Nevada set a record high with 17,000 jobs, surpassing the 2012 high of 15,900.  Despite this good news the Las Vegas area remains at unemployment levels above what has ever previously been seen,” said David Schmidt, Chief Economist for DETR.  Additional Economic Report Highlights:Employment (Seasonally Adjusted):o

  • Las Vegas employment decreased 1,400 jobs since August and overall is down 129,700 jobs since September 2019 a rate of -12.5%.
  • Reno employment increased 100 jobs since August and decreased 13,100 jobs since September 2019 a rate of -5.3%.
  • Carson City employment regained 600 jobs since August 2020 but is still down 400 jobs since September 2019 showing a rate of -1.3% unemployment (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
  • Las Vegas area’s unemployment was 14.8% in September compared to August’s rate of 15.6% and 3.9% in September 2019.
  • Reno area unemployment was 6.7% in September compared to August’s rate of 7.3% and 3% in September 2019.
  • Carson City’s unemployment was 6.8% in September compared to August’s rate of 7.3% and 3.5% in September 2019.
  • The unemployment rate in the Elko Micropolitan area was 4.3% in September compared to August’s rate of 4.7% and 2.6% in September 2019.
  • The Fallon area’s unemployment was 4.7% in September compared to August’s rate of 5.3% and 3.1% in September 2019.
  • The unemployment rate in Lyon County was 7.3% in September compared to August’s rate of 8% and 4.3% in September 2019.
  • Douglas County’s unemployment rate was 6.8% in September compared to August’s rate of 7.5% and 3.4% in September 2019
  • The unemployment rate in Nye County was 8.9% in September compared to August’s rate of 9.7% and 4.9% in September 2019.
  • The unemployment rate in the Winnemucca area was 4.4% in September compared to August’s rate of 4.9% and 2.7% in September 2019

Business Owners: SCAM ALERT!

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) is warning businesses that an email with a subject line “Important Notice (Urgent Response Required)” is not from the agency, but a phishing email targeting Nevada employers. Phishing is a type of online scam that targets people by sending them an email that appears to be from a well-known source – in this case, DETR.

These email attacks typically ask the reader to take a specific action which gives the attackers the opportunity to collect information which can be used to commit fraud. The State has confirmed that the email message has been sent to several employers and is being sent from the email address: DETR <>.

It is important to note that this address is NOT an official DETR email address.

Here’s an example of phishing email: Attention: The Nevada Department of Employment and Rehabilitation (DETR) is sending you this notice as a security measure regarding the recent system upgrade, and we experienced a minor problem with mailing addresses. Individuals who applied and filled for benefits during the month had been approved but our mailing system had addresses mixed up hence having the benefits sent to different and wrong addresses.Your address was one of the mailing addresses, so we urge you to NOT destroy any mail you receive from the Nevada Department of Employment and Rehabilitation (DETR).

(IT GOES ON….)Send a reply to acknowledge and affirm you have received this important notice for further instructions. Thank you, Unemployment Insurance (UI)DETR, State of Nevada, U.S.A. 

DETR has absolutely no involvement with this type of unauthorized practice.  DETR does not send these kinds of messages through email and does not ask employers to respond to an email to obtain further instructions. Employers receiving an email of this kind or similar digital correspondence are advised to delete the message and not respond.

To view more information regarding phishing scams and steps you can take to protect yourself, visit the Federal Trade Commission. You can review DETR’s fraud flyer located on the Bulletin Board at to see information about what additional steps individuals and employers can take should they believe a fraudulent claim has been filed.

Pedestrian hit at Hotsprings and Pine Lane

6:38pm – A male hit by a vehicle at Hotspings and Pine Lane is lying in a travel lane.  Fire-Rescue is on scene.  Vehicle that hit the male has pulled over to cooperate.  Silver older Nissan Altima.  The man was transported to a hospital for treatment of an injured leg. The lady driver of the car told deputies she just didn’t see the an until it was too late.

Click here for the meeting link.

The meeting ID and password are embedded in the link, but if it doesn’t work for any reason, you can sign in manually at or by dialing into any of these numbers: 669-900-6833, 646-876-9923, 877-853-5247 (Toll Free) or 888-788-0099 (Toll Free). Hit # after entering requested codes, or to skip steps that don’t apply to this meeting.

Meeting ID: 840 1406 1266
Meeting password: 835016

Room opens at 11 on Monday, October 19th. The informal social hour runs from 11 to noon, and though the recording may have started, that portion will be trimmed off so it won’t be part of the meeting video. Trish’s presentation will start on or about the stroke of noon, with Q&A to follow.

By clicking the meeting link you will find yourself in the waiting room, from where you will be admitted as quickly as humanly possible, usually within seconds. We’ve only been zoom-bombed once, but once was enough to learn that a waiting room is a necessity. It keeps Zoom bots from showing up uninvited in the middle of an otherwise orderly meeting and wreaking havoc. Zoom bombings occur because somebody (usually with the best of intentions) puts the meeting link on social media, so please don’t.

President Donald Trump will hold campaign rally Sunday at CC Airport (Cactus Air Force area)

Pres. Donald Trump
At CC Airport Sunday

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is collaborating with City departments and multiple agencies throughout the region in order to facilitate Sunday’s planned Donald Trump campaign rally hosted by the Carson City Airport’s Cactus Air Force, located at 2600 E. College Parkway. 

There will be multiple street closures in the general vicinity of East College Parkway, along with adjacent side streets on Sunday, October 18th, beginning 9:00 a.m. and through the duration of the event. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is urging those residents and visitors not attending Sunday’s campaign rally to use alternative routes and avoid the area.

For safety reasons, all Carson City public access shooting ranges will be closed on Sunday, October 18.  Full refunds will be applied to reservations made for Sunday, October 18. Public range operations will resume Thursday, October 22nd.

Off-site parking and transportation to the event will be available at the Ormsby House parking garage, at 600 S Carson St. Buses will be providing transport to the event from the Ormsby House between approximately 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and returning between approximately 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

On-site parking will be available in the parking lot located on East Nye Lane which can be accessed from Airport Road.

As a reminder from Carson City Health and Human Services, please exercise caution for any social gathering to limit the spread of COVID-19, if you are feeling sick stay home, wear face coverings, wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer, and limit contact with frequently touched surfaces or shared items. For more information about COVID-19, visit For non-emergency questions related to COVID-19 for Carson City and Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties call (775) 283–4789, Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Please give emergency vehicles right-of-way, honor CDC guidelines, and bring plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. If you see something suspicious, say something, the dispatch non-emergency number is (775) 887-COPS (2677), call 9-1-1 for emergencies.

Reno woman dies in a traffic crash

Fatal Crash near the north CC city limits.
NHP photo

An elderly Reno woman lost her life in a traffic crash early Thursday morning on 395 at Hobart Road.

Preliminary investigation shows that 79 year old Beverly Howe was driving a blue 2005 Saturn Vue on 395 approaching the I-580 southbound on-ramp which intersects with Hobart Road at the north end of Carson City. Howe apparently lost control of her vehicle and the front of the vehicle struck a concrete jersey wall.  Howe was declared deceased at the scene.

Carson City kickin’ on the brights….

Carson City City Hall

Carson City is in the process of updating the City’s Strategic Plan and the community is asked to weigh in. The City is administering an online survey at to gauge overall community input on the proposed goals and objectives intended to steer City operations for the next five years.

 The City’s Strategic Plan drives the work of the Board of Supervisors and the City Manager in the direction best suited for the community. Carson City held a Strategic Planning Workshop on February 27, 2020 as part of the annual Board of Supervisors’ workshop.  The workshop provided an opportunity for the Board of Supervisors, along with elected officials and executive staff to discuss recent accomplishments, long-term goals for Carson City, and strategic objectives for the next five years.

 The survey is comprised of sixteen questions and takes about five minutes to complete. All survey respondents will remain anonymous. The survey is scheduled to close October 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. The results will be made available in December and will be applied to the proposed Strategic Plan which will be presented to the Board of Supervisors. For assistance on the survey please contact the City Manager’s Office (775) 887-2100.

Construction Update for October 19-23

Roop Street between Industrial Park Drive and Fairview will be closed to southbound traffic only on Tuesday, October 20, and there will be temporary lane shifts throughout the week. 

South Carson Street from 5th Street to Fairview will be closed to southbound traffic. Southbound traffic will use 5th to Roop Street to Fairview as a detour, except on Tuesday, October 20, southbound traffic will be directed to use Musser Street to access Roop Street. 

The 5th Street intersection will be closed to eastbound traffic, detour Carson Street to Musser to Stewart. 

Carson Street is open to northbound traffic. 

Frontage Road is open to two-way traffic with temporary shoulder closures, on Friday, October 23, there will be one lane for two-way traffic, flaggers will direct traffic. 

South Carson Street from Fairview to Snyder will be one lane in each direction around-the-clock.

Please follow the detours. Businesses are accessible. 

Construction is subject to weather conditions.












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