7;40pm Report of fire inside an apartment at 1600 Airport #87. The occupants of the apartment have evacuated. Reportedly it’s a stove fire.
7:44pm Firefighters say it’s an over-cooked dinner. Fire is out. Firefighters checking the scene for any sign of lingering flames or hot spots.
6pm: Report of a vehicle crash at Highway 50 at Deer Run Road. One lady driver complaining of substantial neck pain. Ambulance is enroute.
Mother is injured. So is her husband. A child is injured though apparently not seriously.
Princess Cruise ship off California
A number of Nevada tourists are aboard. National Guard photo
Shannon Litz, public information officer with the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services issued a statement late Monday about an earlier news release from Carson City Health and Human Services:
“The State of Nevada is coordinating with all local health districts to ensure that Nevadans on a cruise ship who may need medical monitoring and services get the care they require, in addition to ensuring any plan has safeguards in place to protect our communities,” Litz said. “Some information contained in the CCHHS press release was inaccurate, and does not advance our shared interest in keeping Nevadans well-informed and safe.”
Litz added, “the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health will release accurate information once the details have been finalized with federal agencies.
Carson Tahoe RMC
From Carson Tahoe Hospital
The main entrance and emergency room entrance at the Regional Medical Center will be the only way for the public to enter the facility. The Regional Medical Center main entrance will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. All other times, public access is through the main emergency department entrance.
To reduce risk to themselves and others, the hospital is temporarily suspending volunteer operations.
A welcome evaluation area has been set up at the front entrance and the emergency department main entrance, staffed with nurses to screen everyone entering the building. If signs of a respiratory illness are detected, the patient will immediately be presented a mask, isolated, and screened for COVID-19.
The hospital is encouraging visitors to not visit patients at any Carson Tahoe location. If you have a cough, fever, sore throat, body aches, gastrointestinal and/or respiratory symptoms, do not visit patients in the hospital.
If you have fever, cough, gastrointestinal, or respiratory symptoms please call the Nurse Health Line at (775) 445-8100. Visit carsontahoe.org to stay updated with the latest proactive measures taken by Carson Tahoe.
CTRMC launches processes in place for coronavirus
When there is heightened concern around an illness, Carson Tahoe closely monitors the situation and implements enhanced infection prevention strategies, working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health districts, and other local healthcare providers. Coronavirus causes an illness called COVID-19. Though the risk is still very low for contracting Coronavirus, Carson Tahoe is following the CDC recommendations by being proactive in their efforts to prevent COVID-19.
At this time, in an abundance of caution, we, like several other healthcare organizations, have implemented the following measures:
The main entrance and emergency room entrance at the Regional Medical Center will be the only way for the public to enter the facility. The Regional Medical Center main entrance will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Before 6 a.m. or after 6 p.m. all public access is through the main emergency department entrance.
To reduce risk to themselves and others, we are temporarily suspending volunteer operations.
We have implemented a welcome triage area at the front entrance and the ED main entrance, staffed with nurses, to screen everyone entering the building. If signs of a respiratory illness are detected, the patient will immediately be presented a mask, isolated, and screened for COVID-19.
To help protect against flu and other respiratory illness, we are encouraging community members to not visit patients at any Carson Tahoe location. If you have a cough, fever, sore throat, body aches, gastrointestinal and/or respiratory symptoms, do not visit patients in the hospital.
You can protect yourself the same way you would protect against other viruses with a few common-sense practices.
PLEASE Stay home when you are sick
If you have fever, cough, gastrointestinal, or respiratory symptoms please call the Nurse Health Line at (775) 445-8100.
Wash your hands thoroughly and often. Make sure you are cleaning between your fingers and under your nails.
Avoid shaking hands, especially with those who appear to be ill.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible.
Disinfect shared surfaces.
Practice social distancing.
Visit carsontahoe.org for information.
7;48am Traffic accident at Spooner Junction at South Carson and I-580. One female driver injured – bleeding from the mouth. Emergency responders are enroute.
3pm Traffic Crash at Railroad and Saliman. First responders are enroute. It’s a car into a fence.
Hold up gunman demanded money. Was told “no” by the clerk whereupon he turned around and left…
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division has released information about an attempted robbery that occurred friday evening at the Chevron gas station at 1102 North Carson Street in Carson City.
The suspect entered the building wearing a white cloth covering his face. He pointed a black semi-automatic type firearm at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk did not release any money and the suspect left the gas station. He was last seen walking southbound on Carson Street from E. William Street.
The suspect is described as a white male adult in his 40’s to 50’s. He is approximately 6 feet tall and has a thin build. He was last seen wearing a camouflage cap, a grey and black jacket, black jeans and white shoes.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch (775) 887-2008, Investigation Division, Detective Christopher Rivera (775) 283-7855, Investigations Captain Brian Humphrey (775) 283-7850 or Secret Witness (775) 322-4900.
Patricia Ackerman chats with supporters just minutes before she formally files for U.S. House Rep. #2 Nevada, now held by Rep. Mark Amodei.
Long time Nevada citizen and democrat Patricia Ackerman made it official Friday afternoon as she gathered some of her political supporters on the steps of the Nevada Capitol building. She rallied her friends as she prepared to lead them inside to witness her official filing for Nevada U.S. House of Representatives District #2, currently held by Republican Mark Amodei.
Ackerman is hoping to run against Amodei – but there are a number of other candidates vying for the same job. Ackerman has been on the campaign trail telling voters where she stands on long running issues – “I pledge to support actions and policies that safeguard freedom, healthcare, education, women’s rights that protects our fellow citizens and the environment. Immigrants built America, and yet today, so many feel threatened. I cannot sit in silence while I witness racism, inequality and hatred on our streets. It must stop. It is why I am running for Congress.
Ackerman makes it official – she’s filed as a candidate for Nevada District 2 Representative in the U.S. Congress.
Ackerman continues, “Many Americans lost faith in their government years before Trump was elected. Income inequality is the #1 cause of stress and depression. Today we see a dividing line between Republicans and Democrats.Another dividing linearcloser to home here in Nevada is between politicians like Mark Amodei and other candidates who are comfortable with big, dark money influencing politics at home and in Washington DC. I am absolutely opposed to it. We Americans are suffering the worst inequality since the Great Depression. I will not passively stand on the sidelines and allow corruption to viciously bully us.” Another dividing line closer to home here in Nevada is between politicians like Mark Amodei and other candidates who are comfortable with big, dark money influencing politics at home and in Washington DC. I am absolutely opposed to it. We Americans are suffering the worst inequality since the Great Depression.
Patricia Ackerman fills out candidacy forms while husband Ted looks on.
“I will fight to end “Citizens United,” Ackerman says “a policy that has completely allowed corruption and corporations to ‘buy and dominate’ our government. Campaign finance reform is critical to taking our government back.”
Patricia Ackerman swears she’s a legal candidate to run for the Congress from Nevada.
Ackerman calls for a living wage
“We’re now living in a system that has produced poverty, violence, and disease,” says Ackerman. ” By shifting the system toward economic fairness via a living wage we can finally lift Americans, single and married, to a decent standard of living. Income inequality is the worst it’s been in eighty years. I fully support transitioning the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. The benefits of phasing in a $15 minimum wage would be far-reaching, giving a long overdue pay raise for tens of millions of workers thereby reversing decades of growing pay inequality.
Now candidate Patricia Ackerman shares her excitement with her followers!
Ackerman calls for Medicare For All Option and Rural Access to Healthcare
America’s current version of “health care” is actually just ‘disease management’ which is massively profitable for the medical industry but which produces deaths and bankruptcies at an alarming rate for everyone else. Insurance companies are literally making a “killing.”
When Ackerman ran for State Assembly in 2018, she and her supporters knocked on over 10,000 doors in the district. At least 75% of the people they talked to said that access to health care as well as healthcare costs was and still is their number one complaint. Ackerman says she met a woman in Lockwood who is preparing to die because she lost her healthcare coverage from her employer a month before being diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. She refuses to leave her family darkly and deeply debt.
We are what we eat
Unhealthy food production and the typical American diet, including pharmaceuticals and the high cost of medical treatment, reveals our healthcare system is quite successful – but generally not for patients. Ackerman says profit created from our suffering is staggering. Only by taking a step-by-step untangling of our toxic medical web can we begin to once again flourish as a people – as a nation. A Medicare Buy-In Option is the best way to get there. We need to do it.
For those who get health care from their employer or union, and are satisfied with it, Ackerman says “We should respect their freedom to choose. But when we develop a better way through Medicare for All, it will become THE choice. I believe a universal healthcare system is ultimately the way to go.” Ackerman says she believes when Americans choose such an alternative, the movement will grow, become better funded and at lower costs. Our current Congressman Mark Amodei, voted over a dozen times against our medical wellbeing and then lied about it.
Once elected to Congress Patricia Ackerman vows she will vote for funding for rural clinics and for broadband/highspeed internet which is vitally necessary to extend telemedicine out into Nevada’s rural areas. In 2019, Congressman Amodei voted against a bill that would have funded the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Programs. This is just one of several critical votes that blocked a better way to help rural Nevadans lead healthier lives for themselves and their children.
Ackerman says “In May of 2019, Congressman Amodei voted against a bill called the “Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act” which was designed to lower prescription drug prices. This turned out to be very bad for patients but highly profitable for pharmaceutical companies.”
Ackerman says “I would fight for a bill that would increase the number of drugs whose prices can be made to be negotiable – up from 35, and fully repeal the ban on Medicare discounting while adding a provision that would extend protections against drug price increases to people in private employer-sponsored insurance plans, not just those on Medicare.
Ackerman says “No one should spend more than $200 a year on prescription drugs. I will fight for that. We can and will win that battle.”
Climate Change and Clean Energy and Jobs
Ackerman says, “The data is in – the best climate scientists around the world agree that climate change is the #1 threat to humanity – everywhere on the planet. The reports and eyewitness accounts of how our Earth is rapidly heating up cannot be ignored. Anyone who denies this threat doesn’t “get it.” We have very little time to make dramatic changes – switching from fossil fuels to sustainably clean and renewable energy sources. This must be accomplished and soon if we are to preserve our Earth – our tiny blue dot in an endless space.”.
Solar power is not the future – IT IS THE NOW!!. An ocean’s worth of stable jobs will be created once we commit to renewables. These are jobs that cannot be outsourced overseas – it will release us from the chains that bind us to fossil fuels that give foreign countries leverage over us. And by the way, It will reduce air, water and land pollution. Our current Congressman Mark Amodei voted at least 9 times to block renewable energy funding. His record is stunning. His views are archaic and dangerous.
Geo-thermal energy is abundant in Nevada and has huge potential. Just like solar energy. However, solar jobs are heading in the wrong direction as a result of Amodei’s votes in the House. In 2018 solar installation jobs declined 1% while solar manufacturing jobs dropped by 9%. A full transition to clean energy would dramatically increase the jobs in Nevada. Patricia Ackerman pledges to develop clean energy on our public lands, and unlike Mark Amodei, she will support policies like the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2019, which is sensible legislation with multiple benefits and bipartisan support. Congressman Amodei is not on board with the mission. Amodei is a danger to our future economic stability for all Nevadans, not just the giant fossil fuel corporations who employ a fraction of the workforce of what clean energy would.
On a personal level, our family home has been powered by solar since 2009. Our monthly bill is about $17, up from about $9.50 because of changes in policy. We witnessed the ebb and flow of the solar industry and it was disheartening to see the direction it was going in.
I propose a change to our current net metering policy to incentivize homeowners to switch to solar and be able to sell their solar power back to the utility company. These are just a few of the positive steps we can take with clean, renewable energy.
To compete in this world and be the leaders, we must re-evaluate the priorities of our education system. Nevada was ranked next to last in the nation in 2019.
“As your next congresswoman I will fight for:
Debt-free community colleges & trade schools. Our kids and young adults are drowning in unprecedented college loan debt. The American dream just isn’t possible with this yoke around their necks.
Universal pre-k. Research shows the long-term benefits for children.
Social services that ensure our kids have the support they need to focus on learning. Healthy food, stable housing, and mental health support is vital for rapid learning. A violence-free environment is also critical.
More federal funding for public k-12 schools.
I have personally fought against school vouchers before ever running for office and will fight any federal laws that would take money away from public schools.”
My parents were immigrants. Immigrants made this country great. I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in America. Without them, America would suffer. The research on the contributions made by immigrants speaks for itself.
Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
WHY I’m PRO-CHOICE:
Everyone, especially conservatives, understand the ancient law of property rights. Our bodies are the ultimate in sacred ownership.
NO ONE bears the right to tell you what you can or cannot do with your body. It’s the ultimate in sacred violation. I will always stand for a woman’s right to make healthcare choices for her own body.
I will support all efforts to close the national pay gap, with attention paid to black, Latina, indigenous, and disabled women as well as genderqueer and transgender people — all of whom deserve equal pay for equal work.
As mentioned above in the top priorities, income inequality and the increasing corporate power is what’s driving a divided country. Our labor workers and their rights must be protected at all costs to be able to compete in this ever-growing world of corporate dominance. I advocate for fair trade policies and to strengthen labor unions. I was a longtime member of two unions – SAG and AFTRA. I know what they did for us. And I stand behind the unions.
Nevada has more land owned by the federal government than any other state. I am committed to keeping this land open and available to Nevadans for recreation, smart economic development and housing where appropriate. This is an issue where Amodei serves only the special interests, putting the needs of the wealthy ahead of tourism, outdoor recreation and other ways Nevada’s open spaces can benefit taxpayers and visitors of Nevada.
Our current administration has our wild horses on a fast track of slaughter and extinction. I’ve lived with horses since age 11. The love and reverence for them is deep in my soul. There IS a solution for the horses that not only saves the taxpayers millions of dollars and is humane, ethical and will protect our horses, but special interests are standing in the way. I pledge to you and especially to the horses, that I will not rest until the program is implemented that serves our wild horses humanely and with their protection in place.
Mining has helped make Nevada prosperous. It has also unfortunately been responsible for poisoning our land and water because the regulations currently in place don’t go far enough toward protection or they are being ignored completely. To be fair, there are mining companies who are ready and willing to comply, but agencies like the BLM aren’t staffed well enough to implement the enforcement. The agencies that oversee the regulation compliances must be empowered and supported. Our current congressman does nothing to rein in the corruption that threatens and intimidates the very agencies we rely on to protect our lands from mining violations.
Mark Amodei has also left us very vulnerable when he chose to look the other way and do nothing in his H.R. 761 bill regarding rare earth elements such as gadolinium and yttrium. These rare minerals have unique properties and uses that we are just learning about. Amodei’s bill allows the Chinese companies that extract these minerals here in the U.S. to not sell them back to us. If they don’t want to sell them to us, they do not have to. These high-tech minerals are used in sophisticated metal manufacturing for our military including fighter jet engines and healthcare services that target tumors in neutron therapy. These are just two of the many known uses. Who knows what the future holds, but once again Amodei has left us very vulnerable-this time to the whims of the Chinese government.
I pledge, in the interest of bipartisan national security interests, that our own domestic resources aren’t used to promote or increase Chinese or Iranian business interests at the expense of the American taxpayer. I want to ensure that American minerals stay here and help make our supply chain be more stable.
At 11%, NV – 2 contains the second-highest number of veterans and active-duty military of the state’s four congressional districts.
Rep. Amodei has cast some very damaging votes against our veterans. He voted against an amendment to make it easier for qualified veterans to access state-legal medical marijuana. The amendment had bipartisan support and was co-sponsored by Republican Heck and Democrat Titus along with six other House members and passed.
A sobering statistic – Every 13 minutes a veteran takes their life. We MUST DO BETTER FOR THEM.
H.R. 2191, the Veterans Cannabis Use for Safe Healing Act, which would prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from denying a veteran benefit administered by the secretary by reason of the veteran participating in a State-approved marijuana program. 33 states have legalized marijuana for either medical or recreational use.
Authorizing the Veterans Administration to receive reimbursements from TRICARE and Medicare.
Modernizing the Veterans Administration health IT systems so they function in our 21st-century digital environment.
Expanding tele-medicine and tele-health options of VA services so as to better serve veterans who have to drive long distances to VA clinics in Elko, Fallon, Gardnerville, and Reno.
Make nursing home eligibility part of the VA health benefits package.
Fully fund Post – 9/11 GI Bill benefits for veterans and their families.
I’ve been a gun owner for decades. I support full background checks and closing the loopholes like those at gun shows. I believe assault style weapons should be banned. I intend to foster a culture that works toward peace, not violence. I will never take money from the NRA.
I’m strongly opposed to using Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository.
Dune Buggy driver apparently took the curve on Jeanette a bit too fast, badly injurying one hand.
Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputies and an NHP Trooper read the slide and roll marks in the street to try to figure out what happened.
Information release: Update from Lyon County Sheriff’s Office
On March 7, 2020 at approximately 11:15pm Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Jeanette Drive in Moundhouse on a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Deputies located a UTV, which had rolled when the driver lost control of the vehicle while navigating a turn in the road. One adult male subject sustained the partial loss of three fingers. He was subsequently transported to the hospital. A second adult male occupant sustained minor, non-life threatening injuries and refused medical attention on scene.
Previous version of the incident:
11:00pm – A man driving a dune buggy late Friday night took the corner on Jeanette Road in Dayton a bit too fast according to Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputies. They and an NHP Trooper were checking out the skid and roll-marks on Jeanette Road a bit south of Highway 50, near 431.
Reports say that the dune buggy took the corner on Jeanette too fast and the vehicle rolled partially ejecting the driver causing terrible damage to one of his hands. He was to be Careflighted to Renown in Reno for treatment.
Corona Virus Information from the Carson City School District
Carson City School District wishes to assure all families that they are in daily communication with the local, state and national health authorities on the status of the Corona Virus (COVID-19).
The school district has a Pandemic Response Plan which is supported by the Carson City Health & Human Services Department. The plan includes prevention efforts, surveillance of student and staff illness, communications, continuity of learning and coordination with local services.
The school district will notify the school community should a case of the virus be detected in our schools. We encourage all members of the Carson City community to closely monitor the following resources for updates on COVID-19:
Carson City Berger Family donation of $500,000 to WNC.
Although the benefactors of a most generous gift have passed on, their remaining family honored their wishes and awarded Western Nevada College a half million dollar endowment from Betty and Clarence Berger, life long community members in Carson City. The sizable monetary gift is to aid students and the college in general in educating those who want a good head start on life thereby opening up occupational opportunities for themselves which benefits everyone in the local community and economy.
Clarence Berger died in 2007 at the age of 95. His beloved Carson City dynamo wife Betty carried on the family tradition of very actively supporting the community until her death in 2019 at age 100 – just two days shy of her 101st birthday.
A very appreciative Mayor Bob Crowell accepted the Berger Family Endowment gift on behalf of the college which produced very loud and sincere applause from everyone in the Supervisors meeting room.
Nasty wreck on South Carson Thursday evening. Four car smash-up.
Another victim vehicle that was slammed in to by the errant driver headed north.
There was a horrendous crash Thursday night at South Carson Street and Spooner. Vehicles that were stopped on I-580 facing west at the intersection finally got the green light. But as they entered the intersection a red vehicle came through northbound and collided with three vehicles. The driver of the northbound vehicle was reportedly injured. No one in the other vehicles were injured although their vehicles were pretty banged up. The crash is under investigation. But witnesses say the errant vehicle definitely ran a red light while headed north, full speed, through the intersection.
After a very lengthy discussion about water rates in the Capital City, the Carson City Board of Supervisors meticulously navigated a myriad of variables on how much to charge for water and sewer services starting in late summer.
The issue was how to finance the city’s future water supplies and sewer rates and how much annual rate increases would reasonable in the eyes of Carson City ratepayers as the city tries to bring more water and sewer capacity to Carson City customers. When all was said and done it was proposed that sewer rates will have to rise 3.5% annually for five years and water rates rising 3% a year for five years. There would be a low income household subsidy from a city fund to help those who need the most financial help paying the higher rates.
The proposals were turned back over to city staff to cross T’s and dot I’s and come back to the Board of Supervisors and present a final plan. Also included is stepped up funding, through bonding, the expansion of the Quill water treatment plant and storage capacity west of town. Supervisors decided that the current low bond interest rates would be frosting on the cake. The whole issue is coming back for final review and approval at an upcoming Supervisors meeting.
The Supervisors also helped Carson City’s two medical and recreational marijuana sales stores. In order to out-compete similar stores in Reno the Supervisors allowed both outlets to have longer hours of operation so Carson City customers aren’t so tempted to drive to Reno to buy the products. Hours of operation will be 8am to 11pm.
And the Supervisors decided that Halloween in Carson City will be on October 30th in order to stay out of the way of Nevada Day festivities on October 31st.
And finally, Carson City’s annual commemoration and celebration of Vietnam War veterans event will be held March 29th at Mills Park. The Vietnam Veterans “Welcome Home” Ceremony begins at 5pm.
2:20pm. Report of smoke behind the top of C-Hill. Carson City Fire-Rescue is enroute to the remote location.
2:25pm. Responding units are reduced to Code 2, which means getting to the scene quickly but no sirens. Must not be much of a smoke cloud….
Candidate for Congress
THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Patricia Ackerman Campaign Filing AND Canvass Launch!!
This Friday, March 5th, Patricia Ackerman is officially filing her candidacy for the Second Congressional Nevada District, followed by a canvass launch on Saturday. On Friday, Patricia will join supporters and volunteers as she files her candidacy for CD 2, followed by a short address to supporters outside the Capitol Building.
On Saturday, Patricia will join her “Ackerman Warriors” in a canvass launch from the campaign headquarters in Carson City at 1950 E. College Way. Patricia will be available for press conversations at both events.
The following events are open to the press and the public:
Candidate filing: Friday, March 6, 3pm, 101 North Carson Street, Ste 3, Carson City
Patricia Ackerman officially files her candidacy for CD-2, Nevada
Patricia invites supporters and the news media to witness and field comments
Canvass Launch: Saturday, March 7, 11:30am, 1950 E. College Parkway, Carson City, Patricia Ackerman with campaign volunteers
About Patricia Ackerman
Patricia Ackerman is the daughter of immigrants who arrived in the United States after World War II. Patricia’s mother had been forced into slave labor for Nazi Germany, while her father almost starved to death in a concentration camp.
At age 15, Patricia ran away from “a home” which was plagued by domestic violence. At the age of 21, Patricia used her GED diploma to successfully launch a small business in interior landscape designing. Patricia would go on to become an award-winning stage actress, a member of the Long Beach Mounted Police, and an accomplished high-altitude mountaineer.
Patricia’s greatest driving force to run for Congress comes her mother. From 2007-2013, Patricia was her mother’s primary caregiver. When her mother fell ill, Patricia could not find a local doctor who would take medicare in a timely fashion. Having to wait weeks for treatment, her mother passed away the day before her appointment. Quite understandably, Patricia Ackerman wants to lead the charge in producing a healthcare system that is affordable and accessible for not only rural Nevadans but for all Americans.
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2:22pm Vehicle into an apartment building at 20 College Parkway. Natural gas pipes/meters damaged. Driver slightly injured. Fortunately no fire.