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House Fire on Kentuck Lane

11:35am  Mobile home fire at 112 Kentuck Lane.  Fire-Rescue enroute.

11:37am   Fire burning outside the home, by/on the porch.   Firefighters think they have the situation under control.

11:45am  Fire out.  Firefighters returning to base.  Nobody was home.

Governor Sisolak’s latest forecast for Nevada and it’s citizens…

Governor Sisolak includes new economic moves to help pull Nevada’s economy out of the pandemic quickly and efficiently

Governor Sisolak doesn’t let even the pandemic slow him down.  Sisolak this week outlined some pretty potent economic growth programs involving the latest high tech tools to help Nevada become a major supplier of electrical energy for not only Nevada but for large areas of the United States.  Less Coal.  More Geothermal.  It’s all about reducing Climate Change.  The Governor also outlined other economic engines that are just waiting to be fired up to create a whole new array of good paying jobs through innovative technologies just waiting to be put to good, productive use.

Here’s Governor Sisolak’s address to all Nevadans with other good news…CLICK HERE.

Spectrum closes North Carson store – Re-opens in a much upgraded facility off Topsy Lane

New Spectrum location
Off Topsy lane in the shopping center…

Spectrum has moved out of Carson City and across the county line into the Topsy Lane area where they now occupy a much larger, more welcoming facility specializing in cellphones, internet options, the long awaited 5G capacity as well as bill paying and other services. Spectrum’s new store hours are:

Monday-Wednesday, 10am – 8pm
Thursday, 10am – 6pm
Friday-Saturday, 10am – 8pm
Sunday, 12N – 5pm

Spectrum’s new location off Topsy Lane is west of Highway 395. Turn west on Topsy…go up to the signal light and turn left. Then take the first right turn. Spectrum will be off to your left. You can’t miss it.

There’s a new musical baton in town…

CCARSON CITY SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES
RICHARD “RICKY” HUTTON
NEW DIRECTOR FOR CARSON CHAMBER SINGERS

Carson City Symphony Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard “Ricky” Hutton as Director of Carson Chamber Singers. His connection with the Carson Chamber Singers goes back to the summer of 2019, when he directed the Singers in the June Pops Party concert in Carson City and the July 4th concert in Genoa. During 2020, he also designed and produced two virtual performance projects with the group.

Hutton is in his fifth year as Choral Director at Spanish Springs High School, where he is the Fine Arts Department Chair. He served as an Interim Choral Director for the Reno Philharmonic Chorus, Artistic Director of the Reno Baroque Ensemble, and is the NMEA’s (Nevada Music Educators Association’s) Washoe Zone Representative.

Hutton holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting degree, with distinction, from the prestigious Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Philosophy with a minor in Bioethics, magna cum laude, from Loyola University in Chicago.

The next Carson Chamber Singers’ virtual performance project includes two short, connected pieces, Songs from Silence by Elaine Hagenberg, and an Italian madrigal by Monteverdi. Hutton said, “Hagenberg dedicated her work to the choral community in hope of healing during times of silence and distance. It is very accessible and lovely. The Monteverdi madrigal, Longe da te cor mio (Far from you, my heart), has a similar ‘pining’ sentiment.”

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, January 26, on Zoom. Carson Chamber Singers information and registration/application form are available on the Symphony website at http://ccsymphony.com/ccsingers.htm or by calling the Carson City Symphony Association at 775-883-4154.

The 2020-2021 concert season is supported by grants from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Carson City Cultural Commission, and by private donations.

Nevada’s Attorney General hopes for the best for our new President…

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford released the following statement regarding the 2021 Inauguration: 

“I am thrilled to officially congratulate our 46th President of the United States Joe Biden and 49th Vice President Kamala Harris on being sworn in to office. Last year was rife with trials and tribulations. This year provides an opportunity toward recovery, change, and unity. 

Today’s peaceful transition of power, which is critical to our democracy, stands in contrast to events of recent weeks. But our Country persisted, and we just witnessed one of our most sacred traditions established to ensure that only the will of the people dictates our elected leadership. 

On Monday, we celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King, who famously said: ‘We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity.’ At a time when family and friends are here one day and gone the next due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and neighbors are divided against each other, we pray for the President to lead with love, justice and humanity. 

We, too, must live our daily lives with love, justice and humanity, denouncing the spread of fear, hatred, and injustice. We must take care of each other during these challenging times. I encourage every individual to continue to wear their mask, receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and be kind to one another. The future of our nation depends on what we do right now, this year.” 

Covid-19 never seems to sleep…vaccines remain slow to arrive

Quad-County COVID-19 Update: 3 Deaths, 30 New Cases, and 40 Recoveries 

(Carson City, NV)- Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 3 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. The individuals were:

  • A male Carson City resident in his 70’s
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 70’s
  • A male Carson City resident in his 60’s

CCHHS is also reporting 30 new cases and 40 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 10,212, with 5,469 recoveries and 164 deaths; 4,579 cases remain active.

Carson City Health and Human Services is working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease.

Total Cases Active Cases Recoveries Deaths *Population
Carson City 5,485 2,494 2,902 89 56,546
Douglas County 2,235 1,014 1,196 25 49,695
Lyon County 2,424 1,052 1,324 48 57,987
Storey County 68 19 47 2 4,465
Quad-County 10,212 4,579 5,469 164 168,693

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

Gender and age break down of the cases by county as well as the cases by zip code, found at https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/ 

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing for Quad-County Residents

Testing is for Quad-County (Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey County) residents ONLY, all others will be turned away. Events may be canceled 48 hours in advance if inclement weather is expected. Testing is free of charge, no appointments or reservations. To view all upcoming events visit  https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/events/.

Date Time Location
01/19/2021 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Douglas Community Center

1329 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville

1/20/2021 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fernley City Hall

595 Silver Lace Blvd, Fernley

For those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have questions, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Spanish speakers are available. The phone number is (775) 434-1988.

Holiday Closure 

CCHHS and the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021. There will not be a COVID-19 update that day. We will reopen Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Family comes home to a house that smells of natural gas…

5:40pm – Residents of a home at 3331 Berkenfield Drive opened their front door and were hit with the pungent odor of natural gas.  The family retreated and called 9-1-1.  Carson City Fire-Rescue is headed to the scene with notification to the gas company.

5:49pm.  CCFD firefighters have shut off the natural gas line.  Waiting for the gas company.  Most firefighters are returning to base.

Wild Horse Protectors hope President Biden will better protect our wild horses…

From:  The American West Heritage Center –

It’s been a wild first two weeks of 2021, but we’re standing strong at The America West Heritage Center for our wild horses and burros. We’re a few days away from a new Administration and our team has been pushing forward with our plan of action to protect America’s wild free-roaming horses and burros from mass roundups and slaughter.   

First 100 Days Wild Horse Agenda for the Biden Administration

Just this week, AWHC submitted its First 100 Days Wild Horse Agenda to the Biden Administration with an urgent plea to reform the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) wild horse and burro management program, which is careening toward fiscal and animal welfare disaster.  

Urgent action is necessary in light of the BLM’s plan to round up 90,000 wild horses and burros from public lands over the next five years, a move that would triple the number of horses maintained in off-range holding facilities while decimating wild herds at a cost to taxpayers of nearly $1 billion. 

This agenda can set the stage for progress and reform of BLM’s inhumane practices.

We’re hopeful that the new administration will take significant steps to rein in the BLM and its mistreatment of our nation’s wild horses and burros. By following our First 100 Days Agenda, the Biden Administration can take necessary first steps to finally granting these iconic animals the protection and humane management they deserve. 

Public Lands Rancher Appointed to Represent Public on Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board

The last four years have been marked by an all-out assault on our public lands by the Interior Department under Secretary David Bernhardt and the illegally-serving BLM Director William Perry Pendley. America’s wild horses and burros have not escaped the destruction. Scapegoated for massive environmental damage to public lands caused by the livestock industry, these iconic animals face virtual extinction under the Bernhardt/Pendley Plan to cull wild herds by 70 percent. 

And now, in a parting shot, the outgoing Secretary has appointed a public lands rancher who views wild horses as a “protein source” to represent the public interest on the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. Read more about this corrupt appointment and AWHC’s vow to fight it here.

AWHC Responds to One-Sided Sacramento Bee Article

Last month, the Sacramento Bee published a one-sided story on the Devil’s Garden wild horse herd, which gave a megaphone to ranchers who want the land where the horses roam for their cattle. The article dismissed wild horse advocates as having a romanticized view of wild horses, who the author believes are better off captured and fed in pens than living free in the wild. On Saturday, the newspaper published AWHC’s response in an OpEd entitled, “How to fix federal mismanagement of California’s wild horse population.” Read the article here.

AWHC continues to fight the mismanagement of the Devil’s Garden wild horses by the U.S. Forest Service, which recently announced that it was selling all wild horses captured in a fall 2020 roundup for $25 a piece. Previous sales of captured Devil’s Garden wild horses have resulted in many disasters, including the escape of two untamed mustangs who are still at large in Pennsylvania, the deaths of 9 horses from salmonella poisoning after being shipped to Florida, and 18 horses delivered to a remote Colorado property that can be inaccessible during the winter months.

Meanwhile, the Forest Service continues to charge ahead with roundups as its main management tool and declined AWHC’s previous offer to fund a pilot fertility control program for this herd, which is California’s largest and most significant wild horse population. 

Roundup Report from Eagle Complex

Another massive wild horse roundup is underway, this one in the BLM’s Eagle Complex in eastern Nevada. AWHC’s observer is on site to document this capture operation that aims to remove over 1,000 wild horses and reduce the population to just 139-265 in this 743,000-acre habitat area — that equates to as little as one horse per every 5,345 acres!  The BLM is clearing the land of wild horses so that thousands of cattle and sheep can continue to graze this public lands area.

As with any roundup, the scenes we’re witnessing are truly heartbreaking. As of Jan. 15, 412 wild horses have lost their freedom in the Eagle Complex roundup and five have lost their lives.

Public Lands Rancher Appointed to Represent Public on Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board

The last four years have been marked by an all-out assault on our public lands by the Interior Department under Secretary David Bernhardt and the illegally-serving BLM Director William Perry Pendley. America’s wild horses and burros have not escaped the destruction. Scapegoated for massive environmental damage to public lands caused by the livestock industry, these iconic animals face virtual extinction under the Bernhardt/Pendley Plan to cull wild herds by 70 percent.

And now, in a parting shot, the outgoing Secretary has appointed a public lands rancher who views wild horses as a “protein source” to represent the public interest on the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. Read more about this corrupt appointment and AWHC’s vow to fight it here.

As with any roundup, the scenes we’re witnessing are truly heartbreaking. As of Jan. 15, 412 wild horses have lost their freedom in the Eagle Complex roundup and five have lost their lives.   

Below Are Photos Our Observer Took During Eagle Complex Roundup:

 

Watch a clip from BLM’s first roundup of 2021:

We are working hard to change this — in Congress, in the courts and in the field by showing that humane management works. We need YOU more than ever to keep showing up, speaking up, and supporting our work. Together, we will do everything in our power to protect America’s wild horses.

Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum is re-opening January 19

Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum

The Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum is reopening to the public on Tuesday, January 19th at 1 Jacobsen Way – Hours are 10 to 5pm.  Closed Weekends.

“We are excited to reopen to the public and share our wonderful exhibitions,” said Bobbi Rahder, Museum Director. “We are following Governor Sisolak’s directive of requiring face coverings, use of hand sanitizer, and social distancing. We want our visitors, volunteers, and staff to stay safe and healthy.”

In addition, the museum has produced Stewart memorabilia for sale as a fundraiser, to replace state budget cuts. The museum has a list of items such as t-shirts, hoodies, cups, water bottles, lanyards, tote bags, and ornaments for sale. Please CLICK HERE to see the price list.

Items can be purchased through cash or check, but not by credit card.

The museum’s hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; closed on weekends and state and federal holidays. The museum is not conducting any group tours at this time.

For more information, please contact Bobbi Rahder, Museum Director, at 775-687-7606 or e-mail at brahder@nic.nv.gov.

We are pleased to announce that Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum has been awarded a WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund grant award in the amount of $74,000. This was a highly competitive process, during a very challenging time. The individuals involved in the selection process recognized the crucial role our organization plays in our community and for the larger field—regionally and nationally. This grant is made possible through support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

In addition to this WESTAF grant, our museum has received:
WESTAF CARES Act Grant of $20,000
Nevada Humanities Council grant of $7,500
Jan Leonard and family donation of $50,000
Sandy and Nathan Miller donation of $15,000
Jennifer Webley Foundation donation of $20,000

 

Have you seen these teen agers – Both ran away from home…

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance with locating two runaway juveniles.  On December 31, 2020 Keith Smith and Corey Del Rosario ran away from a home in Carson City.  Keith and Corey do not have any medical problems and are not considered at risk. 

Keith Smith is 16 years-old 5’08” / 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Keith was last seen wearing a white sweater and white jeans.  Keith has a cross tattoo on the right side of his neck and a tattoo of praying hands on the left side of his neck.  Keith is from the Reno area. 

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 Keith Smith                   Corey Del Rosario 

Corey Del Rosario is 15 years-old 5″07″ / 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.  Corey was last seen wearing a black sweater and blue jeans. Corey does not have any tattoos. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch (775) 887-2008, Investigation Division, Sergeant Craig Lowe (775) 283-7815, Lieutenant Daniel Gonzales at (775) 283-7850, or Secret Witness (775) 322-4900.

Car smashes through Sportsman’s Warehouse east entrance

Toyota Prius drives through Sportsman’s east door. Three injured inside.

Two people in a Toyota Prius drove through the east doors of Sportsman’s Warehouse this morning. There were several injuries in the car and on the floor of the store. No fatalities but one individual was Careflighted to Renown in Reno.

The accident may have been the result of the lady driving having a medical issue. She drove the Prius eastbound on Wright Way, across Stewart, hitting a curb causing oil to spew out from under the car. The car proceeded westerly and smashed through the east doors of the building. It covered a lot store area before coming to a rest. Possibly three customers in the store were involved – but again, it doesn’t appear anyone suffered fatal injuries.

Injured person loaded aboard Careflight enroute to Renown in Reno.

Prius pulled through the gap it went through on the way in…

Prius is mostly fiberglass in front but engine likely damaged.

Quad County Covid-10 Update: 62 New Cases and 81 Recoveries

Quad-County COVID-19 Update: 6 Deaths, 62 New Cases, and 81 Recoveries 

(Carson City, NV)- Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 6 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. The individuals were:

  • A female Carson City resident in her 70’s
  • A male Carson City resident in his 60’s
  • A male Lyon County resident in his 60’s
  • A female Carson City resident in her 60’s
  • A male Carson City resident in his 70’s
  • A female Lyon County resident in her 60’s

CCHHS is also reporting 62 new cases and 81 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 10,182, with 5,429 recoveries and 161 deaths; 4,592 cases remain active.

Carson City Health and Human Services is working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease.

Total Cases Active Cases Recoveries Deaths *Population
Carson City 5,475 2,502 2,886 87 56,546
Douglas County 2,223 1,019 1,179 25 49,695
Lyon County 2,416 1,052 1,317 47 57,987
Storey County 68 19 47 2 4,465
Quad-County 10,182 4,592 5,429 161 168,693

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

Gender and age break down of the cases by county as well as the cases by zip code, found at https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/ will be updated as information becomes available.

Quad-County COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out

 Quad-County COVID-19 vaccination events are for employees who work at a Quad-County business and for seniors 70+ who reside in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, or Storey counties. Proof of employment or proof of residency and age will be required to receive your vaccine. Vaccination is by appointment only. Please do not schedule an appointment if you are not eligible to receive the vaccine. Scheduling appointments prior to being eligible takes a vaccine away from someone who is eligible and increases the time it takes to move through the priority groups. Vaccination events are created on a weekly basis as we receive vaccine allocation. If you are unable to schedule, continue checking the scheduling website on a regular basis for additional events or opening. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing for Quad-County Residents

Testing is for Quad-County (Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey County) residents ONLY, all others will be turned away. Events may be canceled 48 hours in advance if inclement weather is expected. Testing is free of charge, no appointments or reservations. To view all upcoming events visit  https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/events/.

Date Time Location
01/15/2021 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Carson City Corporate Yard

549 Airport Rd, Carson City

For those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have questions, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Spanish speakers are available. The phone number is (775) 434-1988.

Jessica Rapp, Public Information Officer

Carson City Health and Human Services

900 E. Long St., Carson City, NV 89706

O: 775-283-7536 C: 775-431-9745

JRapp@Carson.org

Huge column of black smoke 12:30pm at Empire Ranch Golf Course

Empire Ranch Golf Course

12:15pm. A tall, thick column of smoke drifted up high in the air over Empire Ranch Golf Course early this afternoon.  At first glance it looked like it might have been a house fire.  But as it turned out the smoke was coming from an active golf course maintenance crew, cleaning out some ditches at the northwest corner of the facility.  

Carson City Firefighters at an apartment fire over off Russell Way noticed the tall, thick column of smoke to the east but quickly learned over their radios that it was a control burn at Empire Ranch Golf Course.  

WOODBURY CALLS FOR CORONER’S INQUEST ON MALONE DEATH

DISTRICT ATTORNEY WOODBURY CALLS FOR CORONER’S INQUEST ON MALONE DEATH

CARSON CITY, NEVADA –District Attorney Jason Woodbury has called for a coroner’s inquest relating to the February 15, 2020 killing of Clint Garett Malone in Carson City. Malone, 37, died as the result of multiple stab wounds inflicted at a residence on Woodside Drive. In a Petition for Coroner’s Inquest filed Tuesday with the Carson City Justice Court, Woodbury identified 35 potential witnesses and 103 potential items of evidence for the inquest, which he expects to last three days.

By law, the Carson City coroner must investigate any death which occurs under circumstances which may be occasioned by unnatural means. The District Attorney then reviews the coroner’s investigation to determine whether an inquest is warranted. Sheriff Ken Furlong serves as the coroner for Carson City.

“Based on the information gathered in the investigation to date and in consultation with Sheriff Furlong, I have determined an inquest is appropriate under the circumstances of this case,” said Woodbury, adding, “This proceeding allows us to present all the evidence in this matter and see what a jury decides the evidence shows.” Furlong said he “appreciated the transparency of the inquest process.” “This is our best opportunity to provide the public the full extent of the investigation,” he said.

A coroner’s inquest is not a criminal proceeding. Its purpose is to determine whether the conduct that resulted in an individual’s death was legally justified, excused, or criminal. If it is determined to be criminal, it may be referred for criminal proceedings. Three Carson City residents qualified to serve as jurors will be selected to serve as the jury for the inquest. A justice of the peace presides and will instruct the jury on the law it must apply to the evidence presented. Following the presentation of evidence and instruction on the applicable law, the jury will be asked to return a verdict reflecting the manner of death.

Woodbury said the next step in the process calls for the Carson City Justice Court to schedule the inquest hearing.

 

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs…what makes the world go round…

RENO, Nev. — At the end of each year, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada celebrates myriad companies it helped woo to the Northern Nevada region.

This year, EDAWN assisted 30 companies to relocate and/or expand their workforce to the Greater Reno-Sparks region.

According to a Dec. 15 press release, these businesses are expected to add a combined 2,295 new jobs at an average wage of $28 in the coming years. Further, 11 of the companies will establish new corporate headquarters in Northern Nevada.

“On behalf of the entire EDAWN Team, I would like to welcome these new and expanding companies to our region,” Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN, said in a statement.  “I want to also acknowledge all of our partners (what we like to call the EDAWN Team) for your support and assistance throughout the year.  I can tell you that this kind of cooperation from government, education and business does not happen in most places and it makes our job easier (even in these tough times) as economic developers because it truly gives us a competitive advantage.”

Typically, the region’s new companies are celebrated at an end-of-year celebration hosted by EDAWN; that was canceled this year due to the pandemic.

Below is the full list of new companies and details about each included in the Dec. 15 press release:

AeroSafe Global

Delivers cold-chain services for the bio-pharma industry that result in zero temperature excursions for every client, every product, every time.

  • Jobs Created: 50
  • Located From: NY
  • New location: Sparks, NV
  • Relocation

Affinity Development Group

Specializes in developing affinity and Customer Relationship Management programs for clients with established brands and customer bases.

  • Jobs Created: 200
  • Located From: CA
  • New location: Reno, NV
  • Relocation

Algorithmic Intuition

Ai2 is leading the charge in leveraging sensor algorithms and machine learning for eldercare monitoring, allowing aging in place to become the standard.

  • Jobs Created: 10
  • Located From: CA
  • New location: Reno, NV
  • Relocation, HQ

American Battery Technology Company

A clean technology platform that increases production of primary metals used in batteries that power electric cars, grid storage applications, consumer electronics and power tools.

  • Jobs Created: 100
  • Located From: CA
  • New location: Fernley, NV
  • Relocation, HQ

American Highway – A Simplex Company

A manufacturer and supplier of infrastructure products to highway contractors and distributors throughout the USA and Canada.

  • Jobs Created: 80
  • Located From: CA
  • New location: Fernley, NV
  • Relocation, HQ

Atlantic Packaging

Providing expertise in packaging equipment, high-performance materials, warehousing and distribution, and sustainable packaging options for e-commerce, retail, and industrial operations across North America.

  • Jobs Created: 10
  • Located From: NC
  • New location: Reno, NV
  • Relocation

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