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.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has been receiving reports of check fraud related to social media outlets like Facebook and Instagram.
Several reports have been received from social media users who receive friend or follower requests from someone they believe they know. The suspects then sent messages asking for help cashing a check due to not having a bank account or other various excuses.
Fraudulent checks are then sent to the victim who then deposits it into their bank account. The suspects offer to have the victim keep a small portion of the money for their help. The funds are requested to be transferred through money wiring services or through other online methods. The methods used are often untraceable or sent overseas.
Shortly after these transactions take place, the victims are notified by their banks that the checks were returned unpayable leaving the victim financially responsible for the loss by their banking institution.
Be careful when communicating through social media outlets. Not everyone on the internet is who they claim to be. Never cash or deposit checks on someone else’s behalf. Typically, these types of crimes are very difficult to trace leaving the victim responsible to cover the financial loss.
Anyone who has discovered they are a victim of these types of scams are encouraged to report these incidents to the FBI Internet Crime Reporting Center at ic3.gov.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch (775) 887-2008, Investigation Division, Detective Kevin Murry (775) 283-7853, Sgt. Craig Lowe (775) 283-7815, Lt. Daniel Gonzales at (775) 283-7850, or Secret Witness (775) 322-4900.
9:30am – Report of a natural gas leak at 4 Wild Sage Circle off County Line Road. Give firefighters some room, folks.
9:38am – Firefighters pull into the driveway. Discover a small gas line going toward the house. Thus far no visible fire.
The Carson City School District announced this week it will continue to require everyone, including students, employees, parents, vendors, volunteers, visitors and guests, to wear facemasks when indoors and while riding in school buses. Despite a drop in covid-19 infection rates, the school district is still suffering from a high infection rates.” Masks must be worn on campus and on school buses. This requirement shall remain enforced until county infection rates reach the “low” category for two weeks in a row.
The mask requirement started on Sept. 2 in response to increased student infections which have reached up to 526 cases in the past month according to school officials. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) strongly recommends that only those within 3 to 6 feet of infected students would be considered endangered. If any infected student was not wearing a mask, then an entire class could be excluded from school and sent home for a 10-day period. Vaccinated students do not need to be excluded or quarantined including those students wearing masks, sitting more than 3 to 6 feet away from infected students.
10:10am A worker accidentally hit a natural gas line inside an unoccupied building at 4338 So. Carson. As he was penetrating a wall the worker damaged a natural gas line. Carson City Firefighters are enroute to the scene. Stay clear of the area because natural gas is highly flammable and known to explode in confined areas.
10:18am Arriving firefighters have shut down the gas meter outside the building. They’re waiting for the gas company to pull up and take over.
10:28am Gas line sealed off, waiting for the gas company to arrive. The gas line is no longer a hazard thanks to CC Firefighters.
Fire in a garage at 172 Lake Glen Drive – White stuff on the ground is not snow. It’s Fire foam.
An early Tuesday morning garage fire at 172 Lake Glen Drive in southwest Carson City badly damaged two vehicles and the interior of the garage. One elderly many was extricated from the home by firefighters. He was alert and was being interviewed by police and firefighters.
The fire damaged two vehicles. Firefighters got the homeowner out of the home.
The damage to the garage was extensive but the remainder of the home appeared to be untouched. But there is likely to be considerable electrical wiring damage throughout the garage. Firefighter forensics will likely disclose the source of ignition
Flu Shot Clinics Offered at Carson City Schools in Oct.
Flu Shot Clinics Offered at Carson City Schools in October
Carson City, Nev. (Sept. 27, 2021) —Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is working with the Carson City School District to offer qualifying children COVID-19 and flu vaccinations free of charge next Saturday, Oct. 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Carson High School. Additionally, annual seasonal flu immunizations will be offered at school sites throughout October. See dates, times and locations listed below.
There will be a team of CCHHS licensed nurses at each school to administer the flu vaccine. The vaccination is safe and a health action that benefits all age groups to protect against influenza illness.
The vaccine will only be available as injectable (commonly known as “a shot”) for all age groups for the 2021-2022 flu season. Based on recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the nasal mist vaccine will not be available. The shot will protect against four (4) flu viruses.
In order for children to receive a flu shot, please:
- COMPLETE and SIGN the consent form that is available on the district’s website here.
- SEND the completed consent form back to the child’s school/teacher no later than ONE DAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED CLINIC.
- READ the Influenza Vaccine Information Statement. It will be given to your child on the day of vaccination or can be obtained from the CCHHS website, where you can also access more information: GetHealthyCarsonCity.org/immunizations.
Vaccination Dates, Times and Locations:
- Oct. 9, 2021, Carson High, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (COVID-19 and Flu Shots Available)
- Oct. 14, 2021, Carson High, 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon, (Flu Shots Only)
- Oct. 15, 2021, Early Childhood, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m., (Flu Shots Only)
- Oct. 15, 2021, Carson High, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m., (Flu Shots Only)
- Oct. 18, 2021, Fritsch Elementary, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., (Flu Shots Only)
- Oct. 18, 2021, Empire Elementary, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m., (Flu Shots Only)
- Oct. 19, 2021, Mark Twain Elementary, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., (Flu Shots Only)
- Oct. 20, 2021, Bordewich Bray Elementary, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, (Flu Shots Only)
- Oct. 21, 2021, Fremont Elementary, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Flu Shots Only)
- Oct. 21, 2021, Pioneer High, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., (Flu Shots Only)
- Oct. 25, 2021, Eagle Valley Middle School, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., (Flu Shots Only)
- Oct. 26, 2021, Carson Middle School, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., (Flu Shots Only)
Please click here for more information about the vaccination clinics.
The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board approved 16 companies Thursday that will receive $46 million in tax breaks. In return, the companies are required to create 1,432 jobs at an hourly wage of $31.83 in the next two years.
That figure is expected to grow to 2,442 in five years. Additionally, these companies will make a capital equipment investment of $490 million in the first two years of operation and generate $256 million in net new tax revenues over the next 10 years.
“I would like to welcome these great companies to Nevada who are making a major investment in our economy,” said Gov. Steve Sisolak. “As we look to reskill workers whose jobs were displaced during the pandemic, these companies are creating skilled jobs with competitive wages.”
“Our team at the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is proud to work alongside GOED to strengthen Southern Nevada and create high-quality jobs for our community,” said LVGEA President and CEO Jonas Peterson. “These companies will not only help advance our region’s recovery but will diversify and strengthen the economy for years to come.”
Thirteen of the companies receiving abatements are in Clark County, Lyon and Storey Counties.
The companies approved for abatement Thursday include: One company in Storey County and two in Lyon County
— RIBUS, Inc. is a new vitamins and supplements manufacturing company in Storey County. It will receive $201,574 in tax abatements over 10 years. It will be required to create 10 jobs in the first two years of operation at an average weighted hourly wage of $27.40. It is expected to grow to 16 jobs in five years. The company will make $2 million in capital equipment investment within its first two years of operation and generate $507,826 in tax revenue over 10 years.
— SAMSARG, Inc. is a new aircraft parts, manufacturing, and maintenance company in Lyon County. It will receive $180,750 in tax abatements over 10 years. It will be required to create 25 jobs in the first two years of operation at an average weighted hourly wage of $32.88. It is expected to grow to 147 jobs in five years. The company will make $1.2 million in capital equipment investment within its first two years of operation and generate $6.1 million in tax revenue over 10 years.
— Northern Nevada 3PL, LLC is a footwear distribution and fulfillment company in Lyon County. It will receive $99,731 in tax abatements over 10 years. It will be required to create 30 jobs in the first two years of operation at an average weighted hourly wage of $21.83. It is expected to grow to 60 jobs in five years. The company will make $2.4 million in capital equipment investment within its first two years of operation and generate $7.4 million in tax revenue over 10 years. (more…)
Left to Right: Joanna Kaiser, LeAnn Morris, Nicolas Jacques, Cheryl Macey, Rachel Croft and Cheryl Richetta.
Rachel Croft (with flowers) Honored as Finalist for 2022 Nevada Teacher of the Year
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Sept. 23) Bordewich Bray Elementary School fourth grade Teacher Rachel Croft was honored Monday, Sept. 20, as one of the five statewide finalists for the Nevada Teacher of the Year, recognized by the Nevada Department of Education.
Ms. Croft was surprised during the school’s afternoon faculty meeting where KellyLynn Charles, education programs professional in the office of Educator Development Licensure and Family Engagement with the Nevada Department of Education, made the announcement via Zoom.
Ms. Croft was among four other finalists for the award including Deanne Moyle-Hicks of Natchez Elementary School in Washoe County School District, Jennifer Hurt of Desert Rose High School in Clark County School District, Lissa Kellogg of Yerington Elementary School in Lyon County School District and Jeanine Roser of West Career and Technical Academy in Clark County School District. Ultimately, Deanne Moyle-Hicks was named the 2022 Nevada Teacher of the Year.
The mission of the Nevada Teacher of the Year program is to celebrate excellence and strengthen the teaching force by honoring and recognizing exceptional teachers on a school, district, state and national level. The Nevada Teacher of the Year is chosen from nominated individuals who are then invited to apply. After a rigorous application and interview process, the five finalists were sent to Jhone Ebert, superintendent of public instruction, to make the final selection.
The program is facilitated nationally by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Along with its sponsors, CCSSO brings together State Teachers of the Year from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Washington, DC, and the Department of Defense Education Activity.
9:04am A lady driver driving along Highway 50 east of Carson City ran off the road. Emergency responders are on scene. The wreck is halfway between the CC Golf Course and Mound House.
9:14am Investigation reveals no serious injuries.
7:32am Report of a traffic crash at North Lompa and Highway 50. Four to five vehicles. Injuries.
7:38am A westbound lane is closed. Watch for law enforcement officers and firemen.
FROM CARSON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Before any student steps on a school bus or enters a school campus, parents are asked to perform a health and wellness assessment. In the Daily Self-Screening tool available on CarsonCitySchools.com in the “Return to School 2021” tab. These daily health and wellness checks focus on specific symptoms students or family members may have experienced within the last 24 hours. It also characterizes those symptoms as “new” and “different” from on-going health issues such as asthma, allergies, reflux, COPD, etc. These symptoms would be “Not Normal” to the parent or the student.
COVID-19 RELATED DATA AND IDENTIFIED ACTIVE CASES
Carson City School District continues to monitor data concerning the current COVID-19 conditions in the Quad County area and individual school sites. A COVID-19 School Dashboard is available at the State of Nevada Department of Health & Human Services Office of Analytics website.
The school district continues to work in close cooperation with a dedicated school investigator at the health department to identify active cases and close contacts. This data is reported to the Office of Analytics. Investigations are supported by Abbott BinaxNOW Rapid test kits being administered in school health offices. The tests may be performed on students and staff who become symptomatic during the school day and their close contacts. Tests are only administered on student and staff who have symptoms or are identified as close contacts of a school related case. For information on asymptomatic testing, please visit the health department’s website for the current calendar of testing sites.
PLEASE NOTE, a positive case reported by the Carson City School District does not mean that individuals contracted COVID-19 at a district school or any other district facility.
In accordance with the State of Nevada Emergency Declaration 048, COVID-19 testing will be required for unvaccinated students, staff and volunteers participating in activities that involve travelling to schools outside of the county. Testing will also be required for all unvaccinated participants in NIAA sponsored full-contact and close-contact sports.
The district will implement a weekly scheduled COVID-19 testing program for students and staff or volunteers, including but not limited to coaches, leaders and advisors, who are not fully vaccinated and who are involved in travelling to other schools or venues outside of the county for athletics and activities such as games, tournaments, competitions, concerts, meets or similar events. Testing for these program participants will be offered on a scheduled basis at Carson High School. No test will be performed during school hours for school travel or athletics programs. The calendar of testing dates and times will be published separately.
Random screening of unvaccinated persons is not currently anticipated in the testing program but may be introduced if necessary to keep schools open. Click here for more information.
ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE REGARDING SCHOOL CLOSURES
As poor air quality may return to the area, we have provided additional guidance regarding school closures. At the beginning of each school day, the superintendent will review the AirNow.gov Air Quality Index (AQI) and the day’s weather forecast. If the AQI is reported at or above 400 by AirNow.gov for the 89701 zip code by 5:30 a.m. and the weather forecast predicts that conditions are not expected to improve, all employees, students and families will be notified that school will be cancelled. Additionally, if the school day begins and the AQI reaches or exceeds 400, school will remain in session for the day and students and staff will remain indoors.
If schools are closed because of a natural disaster, inclement weather, accident or any other extraordinary circumstance, per instruction from the Nevada Department of Education, those days including Smoke Days are not considered “days in school” regardless of the digital ability to provide remote instruction. Consequently, neither teachers nor students are expected to participate in remote learning activities during a canceled school day. No student activities, schoolwork or programs will occur, and homework should not be assigned. Any canceled school days will need to be made up at the end of the school year in June.
EVACUATED FIRE FAMILIES IN CARSON CITY INVITED TO ENROLL STUDENTS
The ravaging toll of wildfires caused thousands of residences and families in Lake Tahoe communities to evacuate their homes and were displaced to shelters throughout northern Nevada. The Carson City School District invited all evacuated families in Carson City with school-aged children to enroll their students through the McKinney-Vento Students in Transition program.
The district is seeking to return a sense of normalcy to the lives of these students and families impacted by the fire. Students can be enrolled in school immediately, where they can receive free breakfast and lunch, as well as assistance with clothing needs and school supplies. Counselors, peers and other resources are also available to assist. For more information, please contact Christie Perkins, 775-283-1537, email@example.com or visit the website.
STILL SEEKING TO FILL VACANCIES IN JOB OPENINGS
We are still looking to fill some positions as the new school year begins. There are still 18 teachers to hire, including seven classroom teachers, six special education teachers and five teacher-on-special-assignment (TOSA) interventionist positions offered through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to address learning loss. For classified vacancies, 18 educational support personnel openings were available as of Aug. 10 as well, with approximately 9 SPED paraprofessionals, three bus drivers, two regular education paraprofessionals, one custodian, one safety officer, one library media technician and one bus attendant. The district brought on several custodians at the beginning of hiring season.
Because of the staffing shortage, additional opportunities are now available. If you are a retired educator or former employee, you are encouraged to check with Human Resources. To search and apply for jobs, please click here.
NHP Investigating Fatal Crash on SR-827 at Lyon County Mile Marker 1
On Saturday, September 8, 2021 at approximately 4:20 a.m., Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a rear-end crash on SR-827 at Lyon County Mile Marker 1 in Yerington.
Preliminary investigation shows that a white 1995 Honda Civic was traveling westbound on SR-827. A white 2015 Chevrolet Silverado K3500 LT was also traveling westbound on SR-827 in front of the Honda. The driver of the Chevrolet was slowing to make a left-hand turn onto a private dirt driveway. The driver of the Honda failed to slow down. The front of the Honda struck the rear of the Chevrolet.
The Passenger of the Honda (Katianne Turner, a 29-year-old Yerington resident) who was eight months pregnant was transported by Care Flight to Renown in Reno where she and her unborn child were declared deceased.
This crash is being investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command West Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.) Case #210900521.
2:53pm Traffic crash in the 900 block of east William. Minor damage to both cars. Law Enforcement is checking for any injuries.
Nevada is expected to receive 150 Afghan nationals by-way-of a new federal program to resettle Afghan evacuees displaced by the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
In a joint press release by state officials, including Governor Steve Sisolak, Nevada received a message that the Afghans are headed for Nevada under the Federal Afghan Placement and Assistance program. Southern Nevada will see 50 Afghan refugees while the other 100 will be resettled in Northern Nevada.
For a lot more of the story from the Las Vegas Sun, Click here.
Governor Sisolak and Superintendent Ebert Honor 2022 Nevada Teacher of the Year Deanne Moyle-Hicks at Surprise Assembly in Washoe County School District
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Governor Steve Sisolak has joined State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert to announce that Ms. Deanne Moyle-Hicks was named the 2022 Nevada Teacher of the Year during a surprise assembly celebration.
A National Board-Certified teacher, Ms. Hicks teaches fourth-grade students at Natchez Elementary School. A guest on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation, she has served northern Nevada students for 28 years. Ms. Hicks advocates for education that embraces and empowers all students of diverse cultures.
“Throughout her 28-year teaching career, Deanne Moyle-Hicks’ passion and care have positively impacted the lives of countless students in Nevada,” said Governor Sisolak. “She is a life-long Nevadan and a life-long learner who models hard work and perseverance to her students daily. It is more important now than ever to recognize and uplift the dedicated teachers who continue to make learning engaging and accessible for students, and Ms. Hicks is a phenomenal example of this approach.”
|Public Safety Outage Management (PSOM)
Free NNDA Webinar
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
8:00 – 9:00 AM PST
|To protect their customers and communities from the risk of wildfires, NV Energy has implemented Public Safety Outage Management (PSOM) in Extreme and Elevated Fire Risk areas of Nevada, including zones within Northern Nevada.
During this hour-long webinar, Jesse Murray, Vice President of Gas Delivery and Natural Disaster Protection and Danyale Howard, Director of Natural Disaster Protection will present an overview of the PSOM program and provide information regarding potential impacts on business operations. They will also discuss the company’s long-term strategies to prevent wildfires and to protect Nevadans and their communities.
REGISTER in Advance:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
NHP Troopers Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects
On Monday, September 20, 2021 at approximately 4:13 p.m., Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers stopped a white 2005 Pontiac G6 sedan that matched the description from an armed robbery that was reported eight minutes earlier at Best Buy in Douglas County. The vehicle stopped just west of IR-580 on Neil Road in Reno. The three male adults in the vehicle were subsequently detained. A black handled revolver and two laptops were recovered from the vehicle.
The driver, identified as Roderick Soriano (a 36-year-old Reno resident) was arrested on the following charges: driving under the influence (misdemeanor), possession of stolen property (felony) and conspiracy to commit burglary (gross misdemeanor).
The front passenger, identified as Fracisse Tiongco (a 40-year-old Reno resident), was arrested on the following charges: conspiracy to commit burglary (gross misdemeanor), possession of stolen property (felony), two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanors), and failure to obey a court order (misdemeanor).
The rear passenger, identified as Benjamin Calderon (A 46-year-old Nevada resident) was arrested on the following charges: two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon (felonies), conspiracy to commit burglary (gross misdemeanor), possession of stolen property (felony) and failure to obey a court order (misdemeanor). Soriano, Tiongco and Calderon were booked into the Washoe County jail.
1:07pm Report of a two vehicle collision at Saliman and Fairview. One lady driver suffered a shoulder strain – but seat belts save lives. Watch for emergency vehicles. Westbound lanes on Fairview are blocked. Find another route.
Former senator Dean Heller has formally announced his bid for Nevada governor in 2022. Heller made his official announcement Monday morning at the Carson City Republican Party office. He decried what he called a poor performance in office by current Governor Steve Sisolak.
Mr. Heller is now headed to Las Vegas to make his announcement to run for governor.