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Covid-19 update

Quad-County COVID-19 Update: Four New Cases and Five Recoveries 

(Carson City, NV)- Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting four new positive cases and five additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 108, with 63 recoveries and one death, 44 cases remain active.

The new cases are:

  • A male Douglas County resident in his 20’s
  • A male Carson City resident in his 30’s
  • A male Carson City resident in his 50’s
  • A male Carson City resident in his 40’s

Carson City Health and Human Services is working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease. Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect their identity, no further information about the cases will be released.

County Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Deaths Hospitalized
Carson City 51 21 29 1 5
Douglas County 22 3 19 0
Lyon County 35 20 15 0
Storey County 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 108 44 63 1

As of May 4, 2020, there were 1,485 tests performed by all providers in the Quad-County region. This does not include the tests conducted on those without symptoms. Gender and age break down of the cases by county is available at https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/. Statewide numbers can be found at the Nevada Health Response website (nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/).

Community-Based Testing Without Symptoms- Location Change

Community-based COVID-19 testing for those without symptoms started today. Over 400 individuals were tested at the sites today. Due to scheduling conflict, the testing location for Carson City on Saturday has been moved from the Department of Motor Vehicles to Carson High School (1111 N. Saliman Rd., Carson City). Media availability will still be 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Carson High School.

The registration line is open to answer questions and provide assistance for those who have scheduled appointments. The phone number is (775) 434-1450.

For those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have questions, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline 7 days a week, 8 am to 5 pm. Spanish speakers are available. The phone number is (775) 283-4789.

Stay informed. For updates and more information on COVID-19 visit https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/.

MEDIA: The situation is continuously evolving, to allow for more accurate number reports, situation updates can be anticipated at 6:00 pm daily, unless immediate updates are necessary.

 

Corona Virus testing underway in Nevada – Carson High School – By Appointment ONLY. Also old K-Mart No. Carson Street

Drive-up virus testing at Carson High School, courtesy Nevada National guard

The Nevada National Guard is conducting a drive-through Covid-19 virus testing operation at the south parking lot of Carson High School.  The other testing site is in front of the old K-Mart building on north Carson Street.  The testing runs through 4pm today…then starts back up again this Saturday at 9am running through 4pm.  The testing is by appointment only and officials at the site says they’re totally booked up.  No vacancies.  Then next week the National Guard testing operation travels to other counties in the area.  A lot more testing will be required to track the movement of Covid-19 throughout northern Nevada.

Cotton swaps are inserted into nostrils then sent to a lab for analysis.

The testing sites:

Carson City:
Carson City High School
1111 N Saliman Rd, Carson City, NV 89701

Old Kmart/Bully’s Parking Lot
3456 – 3530 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89706

 

Carson man accused of attempted sexual assault of a girl under 14

Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies monday morning got a tip that a male had just dropped off a young girl after allegedly trying to force a sexual act on her.  A description of the man went out over the radio and it wasn’t long before deputies spotted the man and his car near the Carson City Aquatic Center.

Deputies caught up with the man who was immediately detained. Deputies say that the black BMW described by the girl also had markings that led deputies to believe they had the right suspect. Kahlil Williams, 24, was taken the to Carson City Jail.

Deputies say the girl left her apartment and walked across Hot Springs Road to intercept a school bus to get bag lunches from the school district. While waiting for the bus a man in a black BMW pulled up and offered her a dollar bill. She got into the car and the driver immediately started driving away from the food mart. The man drove behind a motel where the man tried to remove her clothing. The girl told deputies she screamed NO!!, whereupon the man stopped his behavior and proceeded to drive the girl back to a spot near her home, forced her out of the car and he drove away.

The girl told her aunt what had happened. She called 9-1-1 and it wasn’t long before deputies spotted the BMW parked next to the city’s Aquatic Center. Deputies approached the man, identified him as a prime suspect in the incident, arrested him and took him to jail. Kahlil Williams, 24, was booked on charges of Kidnapping, Attempted Sexual Assault, Lewdness with Minor and False Imprisonment. His bail was set at $250,000.

U.S. Senators: The Federal Government is dragging its feet on aid to Native Americans

Merkley, Wyden, Colleagues to Treasury: Disburse $8 Billion in Critical COVID-19 Relief to Tribal Governments Immediately

Treasury has not distributed any of the emergency funding

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with 22 of their colleagues in the Senate, are urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to immediately disburse $8 billion in critical relief funds to eligible federally recognized Tribal governments.

The funding, which was allocated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is critical to helping Tribal governments—just like their state, local and territorial counterparts—respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and continue providing essential government services to their communities. But, as of May 1, the Treasury Department has not distributed any of the funding.

“The CARES Act was passed over a month ago and contained an express statutory deadline for distribution of the CRF to Tribal governments; however, to date Treasury has not distributed any of this critical funding.  While disbursement of the $8 billion reserved for Tribal governments from the CRF was initially delayed due to litigation, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s April 27 Order makes clear that there are no legal barriers to releasing CRF funding to Tribal governments,” wrote the senators.

Senators Merkley and Wyden have recognized that some of the health and economic challenges caused by the coronavirus are felt hardest among tribal communities—and the federal government is not doing enough overall to help tribes. To support tribes, the Senators are pushing not only for the expedient dispersal of the funding, but are also advocating for additional flexible, dedicated resources in upcoming coronavirus emergency relief legislation for tribal communities.

 

CC Sheriff’s Office needs our help…

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division is asking for assistance in locating a suspect in a Child Abduction case.

This morning (Monday) around 10:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Hot Springs Rd. an elementary school aged student who was waiting for their lunch from the school delivery service was approached by an unidentified light brown colored male. The male was driving a four door black BMW with dark windows, sunroof and large light colored rims; possibly silver or white rims. The male subject lured the juvenile into the vehicle and drove around with the child and then dropped the child off near the location the child was abducted. The male subject is described as having corn rows or dread locks type hair, having a dollar sign tattooed on his right cheek and wearing a white tank top with black shorts.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.
Dispatch Center (775) 887-2677, Investigation Division Detective Hatley (775) 283-7852,
Investigations Sergeant Daniel Gonzales (775)283-7850 or Secret Witness (775) 322-4900.

Case # 2020-2409

Detective Hatley
Investigations Division
(775) 283-7852
(775) 887-2677 Dispatch

Carson Middle School: Award for “Providing Pathways in Computer Science, Engineering and Bio-Medical Science”

Carson City Middle School Recognized as Distinguished STEM School

Carson Middle School has been recognized as a Distinguished School for performing an exemplary Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. Only 176 schools across the country received the top honors for their commitment to student engagement and access.  Two schools in Las Vegas, one school in Reno, and Carson Middle School in Carson City

“This nomination is only given to schools with a large enrollment of the school population in the PLTW program, which, in our case, also includes underrepresented populations and Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) students,” said Katelyn O’Loughlin, sixth grade STEM teacher at Carson Middle School. “We have a distinguished STEM program because of our hard work and dedication to serving our students. Our deep belief that all children can achieve and deserve a STEM education makes a difference.”

Through the PLTW program, students developed STEM knowledge as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. PLTW Gateway empowers students to lead their own discovery and uncover a range of paths and possibilities they can look forward to in high school and beyond.

Carson Middle School uses gateway PLTW classes to bridge students into the Carson High School CTE program. They strive to align with the high schools in terms of Career and College Readiness standards. They also have programs at the middle school level that feed into High School Programs, such as Robotics club, Health Sciences, Information and Media Technologies and Skilled and Technical Sciences.

In all STEM classes, the school includes a unit or incorporate different careers related to a particular STEM field of study. This helps students to learn about those careers so they can start to plan a pathway for high school and beyond. The STEM classrooms also create real-world work environments where students get to imagine and design solutions by listening to others and sharing their ideas.

Project Lead the Way Classes offered through the Carson Middle School STEM Program include the following.
App Creators
Automation and Robotics
Computer Science for Innovators and Makers
Design and Modeling
Energy and the Environment
Flight and Space
Green Architecture
Medical Detectives

Carson Middle and Eagle Valley Middle School are numbered among the more than 11,500 schools across the U.S. in offering PLTW programs to students.  Awards in Nevada went to two Las Vegas schools, one in Reno and Carson High School.

Covid-19 virus snuck inside the Eagle Valley Children’s Home

Corona Virus still very much with us...

It appears that the Corona Virus snuck inside the Eagle Valley Children’s Home in Carson City.  Three employees tested positive for the virus and won’t be allowed back to work until they’re clear of the virus.  Routine testing snagged the virus and it appears the Children’s Home got lucky.  No other staff and none of the clients who live there have shown any signs of the disease.  The three employees who tested positive are awaiting clearance to come back to work, provided they show no signs of the virus in their blood streams.

The Children’s Home has launched “distance visiting” via remote video so families who might test positive won’t infect any children or staff inside the facility.  The Corona Virus can survive in the human blood stream and never show any symptoms.  It takes a blood test to find out if they’re in there.  It’s a very sneaky bug.  Health and Human Services facilities around the state are routinely testing workers to ensure they didn’t accidentally come to work not knowing they were exposed to the virus in the community.  Their main indicator is whether their temperature has hit 100.4 rather than the standard range of 97.7 to 99.5 degrees.

Covid-19 – Stuck in the slow lane in Carson City….thankfully…

Quad-County COVID-19 Update: One New Case and Four Recoveries

Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting one new positive case and four additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 103, with 57 recoveries and one death, 45 cases remain active.

The new cases are:

  • A female Lyon County resident in her 30’s

Carson City Health and Human Services is working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease. Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect their identity, no further information about the case will be released.

County Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Deaths Hospitalized
Carson City 48 20 27 1 5
Douglas County 21 4 17 0
Lyon County 34 21 13 0
Storey County 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 103 45 57 1

Gender and age break down of the cases by county is available at https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/. Statewide numbers can be found at the Nevada Health Response website (nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/).

Community-Based Testing Without Symptoms Begins This Week

All appointments for the community-based COVID-19 testing for those without symptoms have been booked. Thank you to everyone who called and scheduled an appointment. Testing will begin this week. The registration line will remain open to answer questions and provide assistance for those who have scheduled appointments. The phone number is (775) 434-1450.

For those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have questions, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline 7 days a week, 8 am to 5 pm. Spanish speakers are available. The phone number is (775) 283-4789.

Covid-19 Update and it’s effects on life in Nevada…

Corona Virus update…

Data finalized this week by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation show initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 42,541 for the week ending April 25, which is a 7.7 percent increase compared to the prior week. This is the fifth highest total in state history.

Thus far in 2020 there have been 412,211 initial claims filed. Continued claims which represent the current number of insured unemployed workers filing weekly for unemployment insurance benefits, rose to 274,850 – an 18.7 percent increase from the prior week. This places Nevada’s insured unemployment rate at 19.9 percent, the highest rate in State history.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed Emergency Directive 017 to temporarily provide economic relief to Nevadans by freezing some garnishment actions and executions of judgment against bank accounts, including Nevadans receiving CARES Act money. Please note this does not apply to judgments for child support, spousal support like alimony, or restitution to victims of crime.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak unveiled his Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery Plan. the State’s expects to reopen the economy, put Nevadans back to work and transition into the new normal while continuing to employ safeguards against the COVID-19 virus.

The plan lays out the specific criteria that will be used to begin the “step-by-step” phased-in approach, like maintaining hospital capacity and increasing testing.

The general phases of the plan were also outlined, with Phase 1 anticipated to begin on or around May 15th, depending on Nevada’s ability to hit the criteria and the recommendations of both the Local Empowerment Advisory Panel (LEAD) and the Medical Advisory Team (MAT). CLICK HERE to see the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery PLAN in its entirety.

Curvey exit from northbound 580 at Fairview bites another driver

Northbound exit from I-580 at Fairview

Lady driver lost control of her SUV on the curvy exit, rolled it, landing on its side facing opposite direction.  Lady did not appear to be injured.

A lady driver headed home Saturday night for the evening was exiting northbound I-580 at Fairview when things went terribly wrong. That exit tends to be rather curvy so exit speeds need to be a lot slower than you’d expect. Unfortunately the lady lost control of her SUV on the second curve of the ramp. She rolled her vehicle – coming to rest on it’s right side facing the opposite direction. She was extricated from her vehicle with help from first responders. She didn’t seem to be injured.

Just about a month ago a man and woman were injured when their sports car failed to negotiate the first exit curve – close to the freeway. The car flipped. Both were injured. One of them was Care Flighted to the trauma center at Renown in Reno.

Again, the northbound I-580 exit at Fairview is a little tricky. It’s common for drivers to hit those exit curves a little too fast. The instant you take the exit ramp slow it way down, so you don’t wind up “upside down.”

An internet message from Clint Koble – Internet for all our kids…

Last Saturday, I hosted a virtual town hall with Will Toledo, PhD., a professor of education at the Univerity of Nevada-Reno. Dr. Toledo had great advice and resources for parents and teachers who are facing the challenges of distance learning during the COVID-19 crisis. We all know that distance learning usually means digital learning, so what about the students without access to the Internet?

Clint’s Blog (April 24): Broadband Should be A Universal Right

Broadband doesn’t always reach Nevada’s rural communities, and low-income families from the farms to the big cities struggle to afford it. This digital divide restricts access to information, and now it restricts access to education and inhibits the ability to learn and work from home. People without broadband access also cannot use the Internet to apply for loans, manage their finances, order groceries, file for unemployment, etc. All of these tasks must be accomplished in person, putting them at greater risk of exposure to the coronavirus.

ICYMI: View our Education Town Hall with Will Toledo

Access to sufficient broadband will bring immediate advances to tele-medicine, tele-education, E-commerce, entrepreneurship, financial security, and more. This is one critical way we can enrich the lives of our low-income families, Native Tribes, and rural communities in Nevada. Yet, Trump and Amodei are restricting broadband access to line their own pockets! 

I’m FED UP with Amodei siding with Trump and the telecom lobbyists, and I’m FIRED UP to fight for everyone’s universal right to broadband access!

Will you help us end the digital divide?

Stay safe and well,
Clint Koble

CC Chamber update – Ronni Hanniman with an update on Covid-19

We are still in Phase 0
 
We were all so hopeful, but those hopes were dashed a bit when we learned last evening that technically, we are still in Phase 0 of returning back to “normal.” To move on to Phase One, the Governor is bringing in local governments to best advise how to get to that phase.  He has formed LEAP (Local Empowerment Advisory Panel) to develop criteria for non-essential businesses to operate under strict guidelines yet to be determined. We don’t yet know who will be assigned to give direction on behalf of Carson City or the Quad County Region.  The Governor did admit that Nevada’s 17 counties are not equal when it comes to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Some counties have had 0 cases with most cases in Clark and Washoe Counties.
 
The chart is self-explanatory and provides a visual guideline.  Some non-essential businesses can now operate using curb-side pick-up.  Basically, it will be business as Coronavirus Usual until May 15thAnother two weeks………
 
If you watched the Governor’s Press Conference last night, you learned we are being advised to stay home for at least another two weeks, though we can venture out to do some outdoor activities IF we practice the rules of social distancing. 
To read the Governor’s Statement, click here
To learn the rules of social distancing while enjoying our parks, click here.
 
COVID-19 stats in the Quad County Region

As recognized by the Governor, our four county region with a total of 92 cases out of a population of about 162,000 within the four-county region, is relatively safe as long as the safety standards set forth remain in place.   As of yesterday, Carson City is reporting 22 active cases;  Douglas County 7; Lyon County is at 16; and Storey County remains at 0 cases.

As reality sets in:

In the scramble to make things more palatable for businesses and employees, there are some hitches now being recognized.  We expect there will be more “clarifications.”
 
A new wrinkle in the PPP loan program – You could lose valuable tax breaks

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-01/irs-denies-deductions-for-forgiven-paycheck-protection-loans
 
NV Unemployment Insurance claims extended another 13 weeks
 
Under the criteria defined in NRS 612.377, Nevada has now met the thresholds required to trigger extended benefits. The state’s 13-week average of continued claims to covered employment rose to 5.8 percent in the week, above the threshold of 5 percent set in section 2A of state statute. In addition, this 5.8 percent is greater than 120 percent of the average rate in the corresponding 13-week periods in the prior two years. By meeting these criteria, Nevada’s extended benefits indicator is “on.” Extended benefits provide an additional 13 weeks of benefits to claimants who have exhausted their regular state unemployment benefits and their Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits.  Read the full press release here.
 
What is Curbside Commerce?
 
The Governor referred to this last evening and has issued safety protocols to those small businesses wishing to conduct business in this manner that has been used for years by the big box stores.  All OSHA and CDC guidelines must be met.  Curbside Commerce does not mean you may set up outdoor displays or tables where customers may peruse your offerings.  Items must be ordered and paid in advance and a time scheduled for pickup.  See guidelines.  If you have online offerings and a credit card machine, then you are almost ready to go.  You, too, can offer BOPIS (buy on line – pick up in store)  Here’s how the big boxes got started Link.  Expect to see the national chains begin to open soon using BOPIS.

Wearing face coverings everywhere is the new norm
Even the Chamber’s signature mascots have donned theirs
Ronni Hannaman
Executive Director
Carson City Chamber of Commerce
1900 S. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
PH: 775-882-1565

Patricia Ackerman racks-up more endorsements for her candidacy for U.S. Congress

Congressional Candidate Patricia Ackerman

TODAY: West Wendover City Council Member, NV Dems Central Committee Member, others endorse Patricia Ackerman for Congress

Five Nevadan Democratic and progressive leaders endorsed Patricia Ackerman. West Wendover City Council Member Kathy Durham, Nevada State Democratic Party Central Committee Member Larry Jackson, Sparks City Council Candidate Elvira Diaz, Democratic Strategist Jessica Padrón, and Meatonomics Author Dave Simon all announced their support of Patricia Ackerman to represent Nevada Congressional District 2.

“I am honored to have the support of these five Nevadans, who come from all over the state and all over Congressional District 2,” said Patricia Ackerman. “The only way we are going to defeat Mark Amodei is to build a broad coalition of support among party leaders, activists, and local leaders. We are continuing to build momentum leading up to the June 9 primary.”

West Wendover City Council Member Kathy Durham

“Patricia Ackerman will not cave or cater to the special interest that has crept into American politics. Instead, she will use her position to represent our voices, and fight for a more equitable and just system that seeks to empower not only the people of Nevada, but all of America.  That is why I am proudly endorsing Patricia Ackerman for Congress.”

NV Dems Central Committee Member Larry Jackson

“I support Patricia for many reasons. She has experience from both sides of employment – as both a worker and employer. She has the ability to listen to voters from across the political spectrum and find common ground. She has gone through challenging life experiences starting at a young age, which she has turned into a ‘never give up’ mentality. Finally, healthcare access and quality is a foundation of her campaign. Having talked with all the candidates for CD-2, I believe that Paticia is the best candidate for the job!”

Sparks City Council Candidate Elvira Diaz

“Yo apoyo a Patricia porque ella ha realizado eventos con gran apoyo a la comunidad inmigrante y ha condenando el hecho de separando las familias. Su voz es la que la comunidad inmigrante necesita para pasar finalmente la reforma migratoria. ¡Patricia es nuestra candidata! Nuestro representante actual nos dado atole con el dedo. El tiempo es ahora para una Candidata que nos represente. Yo estoy con ella.” 

Jessica Padrón, Founder, Padrón Strategies & Solutions

“I support Patricia Ackerman because she is the best candidate to get the job done. As someone that started her first business at age 21, she’s always been a hard worker and will work as our Congresswoman to truly represent issues that reflect what rural Nevadans really care about – like healthcare access and water rights. As a battle born Nevadan, I’m proud to endorse Patricia to represent our state.”

Author & Attorney Dave Simon

“I am a huge fan of Patricia Ackerman because of her responsible positions on jobs, education, animals, and the environment. She is the perfect candidate at the perfect time.”  

These endorsements are in addition to previous endorsements from the National Women’s Political Caucus and Six PAC.

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About Patricia Ackerman

Patricia Ackerman is the daughter of Ukranian immigrants who arrived in this country fleeing the destruction of World War II. Patricia’s mother was forced slave labor for Nazi Germany, while her father almost starved to death in a concentration camp. At the age of 15, Patricia left a home plagued by domestic violence. With a GED in hand, Patricia started her own successful small business as an interior landscape designer at the age of 21. Patricia would go on to become an award-winning stage actress, a member of the Long Beach Mounted Police, an FBI independent contractor, and an accomplished high-altitude mountaineer. Patricia’s greatest driving force in her run for public office is her mother. From 2007-2013, Patricia acted as her mother’s primary caregiver. Toward the end of her mother’s life, Patricia could not find a local doctor who would take medicare in a timely fashion. Having to wait weeks, her mother passed away the day before her appointment. Patricia Ackerman wants to lead the charge in producing a healthcare system that is affordable and accessible to Northern Nevada. Follow Patricia on Twitter or Facebook

 

Mail-In Ballots are front-and-center this coming election…

Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske has announced that county election officials have begun to mail out 2020 primary election ballots and that voters can expect to receive their ballot in the mail in the next two weeks.  Voters in some counties may even begin to receive their ballots in the mail as early as today.  Secretary Cegavske previously announced that the 2020 primary election would be a vote-by-mail election due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Secretary of State’s office and all 17 Nevada county election officials are working together to provide Nevada families and communities a safe and secure way to exercise their right to vote during the 2020 primary election by offering a mail-in ballot,” said Wayne Thorley, deputy secretary of state for elections.  “Mail-in ballots provide Nevadans an accurate and valid way to vote this primary election in the comfort, safety and privacy of their own homes by simply mailing it or dropping it off,” said Thorley.

For the 2020 primary election, active registered voters will automatically receive a mail ballot delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.  Instructions for voting by mail are included with each ballot.  All ballots also come with a secure pre-addressed, postage-paid ballot return envelope that must be used for returning the ballot.  Voters are reminded to sign their ballot return envelope before dropping it in the mail.  In-person ballot drop off will also be available should a voter be unable to return their ballot by mail.

While limited in-person voting, both during the early voting period and on Election Day, will be available for same-day registration and information updates, election officials highly encourage voters to take advantage of the opportunity to mail in primary election ballots rather than voting in person. 

Below are key dates leading up to the June 9, 2020 primary election:

  • May 12 – Close of standard voter registration. This is the last day to register to vote or to update existing registration information by mail or at a voter registration agency (such as the Department of Motor Vehicles).
  • May 21 – Last day to register to vote or update existing registration information online at www.RegisterToVoteNV.gov and be eligible to receive a mail-in ballot in the primary election.
  • May 22 to June 4 – Those registering to vote or update existing registration online at www.RegisterToVoteNV.gov are eligible to vote in the 2020 primary election but must vote in person.
  • May 23 to June 5 – In-person early voting is available in all counties. For the health and safety of voters and election workers, all voters are encouraged to vote by mail rather than in person.
  • June 4 – Last day to register to vote or update existing registration information online at www.RegisterToVoteNV.gov and be eligible to participate in the 2020 primary election. After this date, voter registration will only be available on June 5 and June 9 at an in-person polling location.
  • June 9PRIMARY ELECTION DAY – Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by June 9, 2020. Ballots returned in person at a drop-off location must be received by 7:00 pm on June 9, 2020. Also, on this day, there will be limited in-person voting available for those who are not able to vote a mail ballot.

For more information on the 2020 Nevada primary election, please visit www.mailitinnevada.com or follow the Nevada Secretary of State on Facebook or Twitter.

“We want to go back to work!” Demonstration outside Governor’s Mansion

A couple hundred Carson City area residents gathered outside the Governor’s Mansion Saturday to protest Governor Steve Sisolak’s plan to slowly let Nevadans get back to working, playing and shopping. But the crowd wanted change NOW as they waved their signs and American flags.  There were also a lot of State Troopers, Carson City and Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies monitoring the protest .  For the most part the protesters were pretty much well behaved but their signs were emphatic – they want Nevada to return to normalcy NOW…not in six months. The state is expected to begin easing restrictions starting May 15th.  Gaming establishments will remain closed for the time being.

Medical experts continue to warn that suddenly opening up the country would very likely trigger a new wave of Covid-19 virus infections causing America’s hospitals to overflow with new victims along with a steep increase in deaths.  But the crowd seemed oblivious to those warnings.  They just want to get back to work and back to normal.

There were no rebuttals to the protests.  Law enforcement stood by patiently on scene keeping the peace and Nevada’s First Family’s home safe and secure. There were no arrests. It was the third in a series of protests here in the Capital City.  See photos below.

Protesters started gathering late morning. They want things back to normal.

Crowd was kept off the Governor’s Mansion property.

They meant business…

Sheriff Furlong and quite a number of State, Carson City and Douglas County law enforcement officers were determined to keep the peace…

The crowd’s mood was quite transparent…

The crowd was full of flags and demands for a return to normalcy.

Home-made sign captures the mood of the crowd…

Slowly the crowd began to dissipate.

The protesters left the Governor’s Mansion around 2:30pm. The word is that there will be more protests.

Carson City Hosts 11th Annual Scavenger Hunt in the Historic District

Governor’s Mansion
Mountain Street

Carson City Host 11th Annual Scavenger Hunt in the Historic District

May is Historic Preservation and Archaeological Awareness month. The Carson City Historic Resource Commission is pleased to host the 11th Annual Scavenger Hunt.  This is a family-friendly activity that sends participants on a quest through Carson City’s historic west side. Pack some water, lace–up your walking shoes and prepare for lustrous greenery, this year’s hunt features 25 locations in the Historic District. The community is encouraged to practice social distancing while exploring and experiencing Carson City’s Historic District.

This year’s challenge requires participants to locate fences and gates provided in the clues.  Fences and gates, while varied in material and construction, are important landscape features that often serve as an extension of the architecture of the house.  These features tie the building and landscape together while enhancing privacy, establishing property boundaries, and protecting children and pets. The District offers a variety of fences and gates that reflect the time period of the houses they surround.

Ornamentation was common on houses built during the Victorian era (1870-1905) and fences tended to be understated so not to upstage the house and grounds.  During the Craftsman movement (1905-1930) yards flowed together and fences were used primarily in the backyard for utility.  After WWI, the Colonial Revival style brought the picket fence back into popularity.  These gave way in the 1940s to the affordable, low 3 to 4-foot high chain link fence that took vines well.

The Carson City Historic Resource Commission has guidelines for building new fences and gates within the District. New fences and gates should reflect the period and style of the house and be made from materials common in the nineteenth century, such as wood, wire, wrought iron, brick, and stone. As you stroll through the District, notice the assortment of fence and gate styles that run from simple to ornate.

The scavenger hunt is available for online submittal and a paper copy can be printed at carson.org/hunt. Completed answers are due on May 31, 2020. A winner will be drawn from the correct submittals to receive a $50 gift card to a local restaurant. Answers may be submitted through the following methods:

  • Drop off the paper copy using the bright green utility billing drop box located on the east side of City Hall, 201 North Carson Street. Paper copies can be printed by visiting carson.org/hunt.
  • The scavenger hunt is available online and can be submitted online at carson.org/hunt.

Contact: Hope Sullivan, Planning Manager

Phone: (775) 283-7922

E-mail: hsullivan@carson.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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