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Lookin’ pretty good there fellas!!!

October 12, 2021
Construction Update 
Curry Street is open to one-way northbound traffic between 5th and Musser.Pedestrian detours will also be in place. Please plan accordingly.The 3rd Street Parking lot will be closed for the month of October while the parking lot is reconstructed. The parking lot will be re-opened for the last weekend of October and the Nevada Day Parade.Street parking on Curry is available where it is signed (currently available just north of 2nd Street). Additional street parking on Curry will be made available as work allows.


Those who would like periodic updates on the project can subscribe through email by going to http://carsonproud.com/contactus/ or can text Carson Proud to (775) 522-5722 to receive text notifications.
 

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It’s that life-expanding moment again!

Message from WNC

If you were too busy and missed the start of fall semester at Western Nevada College or you want to add a class or two, the college has you covered. Register now for short-term classes.

Applied Industrial Technology (AIT 101 and 155), American Sign Language, Business Administration and Management, Computer Information Technology, Counseling, Drafting, Communication, Education, Educational Psychology, Political Science, and more are being offered starting in late October.

Most of the classes offered are online, but several are in person. They are worth full credit and will last approximately eight weeks.

Check out the class options at wnc.edu/class-schedule.

For information about becoming a student at WNC, go here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large traffic crash near Spooner Summit – several cars involved

7:45pm  Several cars have crashed near the top of Spooner on Highway 50 – one car reportedly lost control on the snow and ice going eastbound and several cars behind also collided among themselves.  No word on injuries.  Road conditions are slick with ice and slow.  Douglas Fire-Rescue is enroute as well as Nevada Highway Patrol.

7:53pm  Reports now indicate that there are up to NINE vehicles involved.

8:06pm  There are traffic crashes (plural) up and down Spooner.  There doesn’t appear to be any serious injuries.   Crashes run from the Douglas County line  to Golf Club Drive.

8:32pm  Appears there have been several injuries but not life threatening according to reports from the scene.

8:36pm  Sounds like more crashes are occurring.

The CC Planning Commission’s approval of a slaughter house on Highway 50, very near large neighborhoods

The views and/or opinions of the submitter of this editorial, Carson City resident Maxine Nietz, do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of NewsCarsonCity.com and its staff.  The content of Ms. Nietz’s  editorial is strictly her own.

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The Planning Commission’s approval of the slaughterhouse on Highway 50 is a step toward a decision to be considered by the CC Board of Supervisors.  It is up to the Supervisors to make the FINAL decision.  

It is unconscionable that the Planning Commission allowed a substantial change to the application and approved this item over the objections of many Carson City citizens. Most of the people in favor of this proposal were from other jurisdictions, including a Douglas County Planning Commissioner (they dis-approved of this item). An additional public hearing was clearly indicated with the changes suggested by the applicant, but the Planning Commission chose to ignore the public. Who do they answer to?

The applicant uses the euphemistic term animal processing facility instead of slaughterhouse. Do they think the citizens of Carson City can’t see through that? 

The staff report requires the use of Brick Road as entry/egress via Sheep Drive. This road is privately owned, as is Detroit Road. The staff report further requires Brick Road to be brought up to city standards. No agreement between the applicant and the owners of Brick Road granting access or guaranteeing the necessary upgrades was presented to the city or to the public. Therefore, Brick Road cannot be considered an access to this project until such agreement is reached and presented.

This slaughterhouse will be near residences and destroy peoples’ lives. Several years ago, Carson City passed the Quality of Life initiative and now they are trying to destroy it. The people of Carson City have worked hard to improve downtown, save our river for recreation, and make our city into a tourist-friendly town. New entryways into our city, including the Eagle at the south end, the new hospital campus at the north end and the roundabout at the south entrance to downtown (paid for by taxpayers) have been established to enhance our city. This slaughterhouse at the east entrance is a travesty and a slap in the face of all who have worked on Carson City’s future.

The Planning Commission ignored the statements of nearby residents as to the effect on the peaceful enjoyment of their homes as well as the statements in CCMC itself. (CCMC 18.02.15: The purpose of Title 18 is to promote the health, safety and general welfare of Carson City’s citizens … And CCMC 18.02.080.5.b: Will not be detrimental to the use, peaceful enjoyment, economic value, or development of surrounding properties or the general neighborhood; and is compatible with, and preserves, the character and integrity of adjacent development and neighborhoods or includes improvements or modifications either on-site or within the public right-of-way to mitigate development related to adverse impacts such as noise, vibrations, fumes, odors, dust, glare or physical activity).

While I am being required to submit this document by October 11, 2021, the minutes of the Planning Commission meeting of September 29, 2021, including the final conditions of approval, are not yet posted to the web. This impedes my ability to file a truly complete report.

Maxine Nietz, Carson City resident

CC Board of Supervisors give the green light to 34 Townhome development at Clearview and Silver Sage

34 Townhomes coming up out of the ground at Clearview and Silver Sage

The Carson City Board of Supervisors has given the green light to a major new housing development at Clearview and Silver Sage – 34 single family homes on nearly three acres on the northwest corner of the intersection.  The Carson City Board of Supervisors voted for the project which is now just getting underway.  It’ll be a race between fall and winter in getting such an ambitious effort pretty much wrapped up by winter.    Carson City on the grow….

Explosion reported behind the Whiskey Tavern at 3481 Hwy 50E

What may have been a transient behind The Whiskey Tavern at 3481 Highway 50 East was loaded into a Carson City Ambulance and then Care Flighted for a quick ride to Renown in Reno.  Details are sketchy but it appears there may have been an explosion among barbecue devices behind the tavern.

Victim loaded into CC Ambulance to meet up with Care Flight for a quick ride to Renown in Reno.  More details as they’re released.

CC Law Enforcement and others raid a house on Gordon

Sheriff’s investigators on Gordon Avenue, East CC Friday evening.

Carson City Sheriff’s investigators are going over a home with a fine tooth comb on Gordon Street in east Carson City, right off Fairview. Sheriff’s Deputies got word that there may be drugs in a house. The first going over deputies didn’t find anything illegal but may have discovered substances that might be high-end illegal drugs.

Upon continued examination law enforcement found drugs that are not common but are illegal to manufacture without a license.

Big Band in the Black Box at Brewery Arts Center

Mile High Jazz Band presents “Big Band in the Black Box”
Tuesday, October 12, at the Brewery Arts Center
Following five months of outdoor dinner shows at Living the Good Life, the Mile High Jazz Band is bringing their October performance indoors. They will perform “Big Band in the Black Box” on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Maizie Harris Jesse Black Box Theater at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., Carson City.  Patrons may enter through the Artisans Store entrance.
Tickets are $10 per person, and seating is limited.   Tickets may be purchased online at milehighjazz.com or may be reserved by calling 775-883-4154.  Tickets will also be sold at the door.  Doors open at 7:10 p.m.  The audience is required to wear masks, per current city and state COVID regulations.
The performance will feature favorite big-band jazz tunes and the vocal stylings of Jakki Ford. Pianist and band leader David Bugli said, “The band hopes to dazzle you with some new repertoire, plus a number of old favorites.”  Trumpeter Bill Melendres will be featured on Dizzy Gillespie’s “A Night in Tunisia” and Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight.”  Other solos feature the talents of saxophonists Rich Davis, Jake Xie, and Chris Guerra; trombonists Joe Cadena and Mario Ibanez; and trumpeter Karl Rinder.  Jakki Ford will sing “That Old Black Magic,” an upbeat version of  “It Was a Very Good Year,” and other vocal classics.
Mile High Jazz Band is supported in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development provided additional support through its Nevada Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) Grant for 2021. For information about the band and its activities, see milehighjazz.com

Schoolchildren in Carson City to Celebrate Walk to School Day Wednesday

Students in Carson City are invited to participate in various Walk to School Day events Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. Many parents, teachers and administrators plan to join students in organized walks to promote safely walking or bicycling to school. 

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, it has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration each October. Today, thousands of schools across the country – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico – participate every October.

In conjunction with Nevada Moves Day, a statewide event held in March each year, the day celebrates the fun and benefits of walking and bicycling to school. It also encourages K-8 students, school staff and families to get physically active.

During International Walk to School Day and every day, drivers should watch for children walking and bicycling to school and be mindful of school zone speed reductions, as well as varying school start times. Motorists should also only pass bicyclists when it is safe with at least three feet of space between the bicycle and vehicle and never overtake a vehicle that has stopped at a crosswalk.

Pedestrians and bicyclists should only cross streets when safe and always look for vehicles before and while crossing. Per state law, no U-turns or passing are allowed in active school zones or school crossing zones. 

For more information about Wednesday’s Walk to School Day, please contact Carson City’s Transportation Planner & Western Nevada Safe Routes to School Coordinator Kelly Norman, knorman@carson.org, 775-283-7525.

Principals and/or staff will meet at the following locations and walk to the school with the students. All students who walk to or at school will be recognized. 

Wednesday, Oct. 6: 

Eagle Valley Middle School, 4151 E. 5th St. (7:00-7:40 a.m.)
Meeting place at the entrance to the basketball courts near the new drop-off zone above the school. Students who walk to school will be recognized with prizes and hot chocolate.  

Empire Elementary School, 1260 Monte Rosa
No meeting place. Students who walk to school will be recognized. 

Fremont Elementary School, 1511 Firebox Road (7:45 a.m.) 

Start: U.S. Post Office, 1111 S. Roop St., to the school 

Start: Gas Station, 1615 E. 5th St., to the school 

Thursday, Oct. 7: 

Fritsch Elementary School, 504 Bath St. (7:45 a.m.) 

Start: Corner of N. Ormsby Blvd. and W. Winnie Ln. to the school 

 

Schoolchildren in Carson City to Celebrate “Walk to School Day” Wednesday 

Portrait of happy school kids talking while walking to school.

Students in Carson City are invited to participate in various Walk to School Day events Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. Many parents, teachers and administrators plan to join students in organized walks to promote safely walking or bicycling to school. 

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, it has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration each October. Today, thousands of schools across the country – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico – participate every October. 

In conjunction with Nevada Moves Day, a statewide event held in March each year, the day celebrates the fun and benefits of walking and bicycling to school. It also encourages K-8 students, school staff and families to get physically active.  

During International Walk to School Day and every day, drivers should watch for children walking and bicycling to school and be mindful of school zone speed reductions, as well as varying school start times. Motorists should also only pass bicyclists when it is safe with at least three feet of space between the bicycle and vehicle and never overtake a vehicle that has stopped at a crosswalk. 

Pedestrians and bicyclists should only cross streets when safe and always look for vehicles before and while crossing. Per state law, no U-turns or passing are allowed in active school zones or school crossing zones. 

For more information about Wednesday’s Walk to School Day, please contact Carson City’s Transportation Planner & Western Nevada Safe Routes to School Coordinator Kelly Norman, knorman@carson.org, 775-283-7525.

Principals and/or staff will meet at the following locations and walk to the school with the students. All students who walk to or at school will be recognized. 

Wednesday, Oct. 6: 

Eagle Valley Middle School, 4151 E. 5th St. (7:00-7:40 a.m.)
Meeting place at the entrance to the basketball courts near the new drop-off zone above the school. Students who walk to school will be recognized with prizes and hot chocolate.  

Empire Elementary School, 1260 Monte Rosa
No meeting place. Students who walk to school will be recognized.

Fremont Elementary School, 1511 Firebox Road (7:45 a.m.) 

Start: U.S. Post Office, 1111 S. Roop St., to the school 

Start: Gas Station, 1615 E. 5th St., to the school 

Thursday, Oct. 7: 

Fritsch Elementary School, 504 Bath St. (7:45 a.m.) 

Start: Corner of N. Ormsby Blvd. and W. Winnie Ln. to the school 

 

Nevada Highway Patrol joins forces to stop pedestrian fatalities

Pedestrian Safety is a Two-Way Street

The Nevada Highway Patrol has partnered with other participating Nevada law enforcement agencies in the Joining Forces program and is urging pedestrians and drivers to be aware of each other and to share the road responsibly. From October 12th through the 18th, 2021, the Joining Forces law enforcement team will be issuing citations to pedestrians and motorists who are violating traffic safety laws.

Most people are a pedestrian at least once a day. Between 2015 and 2019, 378 pedestrians lost their lives in pedestrian crashes on Nevada’s roadways. This represents a 23.6% increase in pedestrian traffic fatalities from previous years. In an effort to reverse this trend, Troopers will be looking for traffic offenses made by pedestrians and drivers alike.

The Nevada Highway Patrol remains dedicated to bringing the number of fatalities on our roadways to zero through promoting safe pedestrian and motorist behavior. Whether you are in a vehicle or on foot, stay alert and safely share the road.

Car Fire throwing flames and smoke column in the area of Goni Road Water Tower

11:10 am Car fire near Goni Water Tower.  Fire Department on scene.

Vehicle was burned inside and out. Driver on a joy ride was not hurt.

11:18am  Car on scene is burning up.  Not much spread from point of ignition.  Driver of the car still on scene.

11:45am  Firefighters knocked the fire down rather quickly.  Fire started soon-after a cross-county Jeep started climbing a small incline.  Suddenly flames erupted from under the vehicle.  Fortunately the driver got out of the Jeep and started putting out the fire.  No winds to make things complicated.  Arriving fire fighters threw water around the vehicle and a ways outward to give no head start to any renegade spark that managed to escape the immediate area,  Driver said he was just out having some cross-country fun.  The Jeep was totally destroyed.

17 residents die in the Carson City area

17 Quad-County Residents died this week from COVID-19; 4,000 cases remain active while tabulating those who didn’t make it…

For the week of September 23 we are reporting 17 deaths, 384 new cases, and 225 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 18,861, with 14,564 recoveries and 297 deaths; 4,000 cases remain active.

Carson City (*Population: 56,546)
-8,315 Total Cases (+127 from 9/22)

-1,216 Active (+70 from 9/22)
-6,951 Recovered (+52 from 9/22)
-148 Deaths (+5 from 9/22)Douglas County (*Population: 49,695)
-4,385 Total (+70 from 9/22)
-972 Active (+29 from 9/22)
-3,364 Recovered (+39 from 9/22)
-49 Deaths (+2 from 9/22)

Lyon County (*Population: 57,987)
-5,973 Total (+175 from 9/22)
-1,763 Active (+35 from 9/22)
-4,114 Recovered (+130 from 9/22)
-96 Deaths (+10 from 9/22)

Storey County (*Population: 4,465)
-188 Total (+12 from 9/22)
-49 Active (+8 from 9/22)
-135 Recoveries (+4 from 9/22)
-4 Deaths (+0 from 9/22)

TOTAL (*Population: 168,693)
-18,861 Total Cases (+384 from 9/22)
– 4,000 Active (+142 from 9/22)
-14,564 Recovered (+225 from 9/22)
-297 Deaths (+17 from 9/22)

*Population information taken from the Nevada Health Response Dashboard found at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/

More at: https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/

CC Symphony Association knows how to make children emit a Joyful Noise!!

Carson City Symphony
Symphony photo

* We have openings in three groups! **
Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir
Boys and girls ages 4 to12 are welcome. We meet Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., upstairs at the First United Methodist Church, 412 W. Musser Street in Carson City. Participation is free; donations and Symphony Association memberships are appreciated. Masks are required. For information, contact the director, Michelle Powers, at 775-720-1916 or mrees@nevada.unr.edu.
Consort Canzona Early Music Instrumental Ensemble
We have openings for experienced recorder players. We play music mainly from the Renaissance through the Baroque periods. Group meets Mondays at 7:00 p.m. at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive. Current COVID-19 guidelines require face masks be worn in the building except when playing, and that musicians be fully vaccinated. Participation is free; donations and Symphony Association memberships are welcome. For information, contact Jane Johnson, 775-267-3427 or jane3491@charter.net, or call the Symphony Association at 775-883-4154.
 
Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players Adult Strings 
Advanced beginner and intermediate string players – violin, viola, cello, bass – are invited. We meet Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive. This drop-in activity, led by Symphony Associate Concertmaster Laura Gibson, has no auditions and no fees, although donations and Symphony Association memberships are welcome. We even provide the sheet music! Current guidelines require face masks be worn in the building. For information, contact Education Director Sue Jesch at susanjesch@gmail.com or 775-450-5584.

…From Carson City Schools…

The Carson City School District officials and staff find ourselves seeking the assistance of parents, students and community members to help end the various “Challenges” being recorded and uploaded to social media sites.

These viral trends have made a difficult year, even more difficult. When it comes to these destructive, indecent, inappropriate and unlawful acts, we ask for your assistance in helping us stop these school disruptions.

“I encourage parents to take time to discuss with their children the importance of not participating in dangerous, destructive or illegal social media challenges, and specifically the importance of treating educators, classmates and school property with respect,” said Richard Stokes, superintendent for the Carson City School District. “I encourage parents to monitor their children’s social media activities and talk with them about some of the dangers associated with the platforms. Of course, it’s also important that adults model good behavior while interacting with others in person and while on social media.”

With the Governor’s “Week of Respect” observed Oct. 4-8 and in response to the social media challenges, Carson High School administration, faculty and staff are encouraging students to TikTok-trend something positive. This may include an act of kindness, helping a fellow student out, picking up trash, showing school spirit, etc.

Throughout the month of October, CHS plans on recognizing students who exemplify these positive actions by awarding gift cards.

CCSD Superintendent Richard Stokes

Farm Animal Slaughter House within the city limits and very close to upscale neighborhoods


The Carson City Planning Commission, on a split vote early this week, gave the green light to a company that wants to build a sizeable farm animal slaughter house on Highway 50 East in Carson City.  Trouble is, the slaughter house will be very close to residential neighborhoods and small businesses off Highway 50 not to mention the Empire Ranch Golf Course and the Empire Ranch subdivision.  Slaughter houses are usually located a long way out of town where smelly cattle, noise, flies and loud trucks come and go.

The slaughter house company told the planning commission that there won’t be much delivery noise – maybe 65 head of cattle a week to process.  And that the slaughter house will be in “air tight” buildings.  No outside corrals.  But the neighbors aren’t buying it.  They’re very upset over the planning commission’s green light given to the developers.  It’s quite likely that the planning commission’s decision will be appealed to the Carson City Board of Supervisors.  And there’s always the courts.

 

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