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Renegade dog caught – That’s one down and two to go…

One of three feral dogs roaming Carson City captured by Tribal Animal Control

One of three renegade dogs has finally been caught and caged.  The animals were running in a pack around Carson City and were up to no good.  The band of canines attacked a number of deer that were grazing at the Lone Mountain Cemetery.  Several deer were wounded – one died.

The above dog was was trapped by Tribal Animal Control and is holding it until the Nevada Humane Society can pick it up and take it to their facility.  That leaves two, and possibly three others “out there.”  Law Enforcement reports they’re confident they know the comings and goings of the remaining “outlaws” and that they’ll be rounded up shortly.

Sheriff Ken Furlong gave credit to the partnership of Tribal Animal Control, Nevada Humane Society and the Sheriff’s Office for reducing the threat to Carson City area wildlife as well as domestic animals.

Regional Update on Covid-18

Quad-County COVID-19 Weekly Update: June 17 – 23, 2021

For the week CCHHS is reporting 62 new cases and 53 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 13,049, with 12,616 recoveries and 229 deaths; 204 cases remain active.

Total Cases  Active Cases Recoveries Deaths *Population
Carson City 6,609 61 6,424 124 56,546
Douglas County 3,003 63 2,903 37 49,695
Lyon County 3,322 75 3,182 65 57,987
Storey County 115 5 107 3 4,465
Quad-County 13,049 204 12,616 229 168,693

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

Carson City had 20 new cases and 14 additional recoveries of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Carson City is 2 new cases per day with a 5.7% test positivity rate.

Douglas County had 16 new cases, and 18 additional recoveries of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Douglas County is 1 new case per day with a 5.4% test positivity rate.

Lyon County had 25 new cases and 20 additional recoveries of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Lyon County is 3 new cases per day with a 7.2% test positivity rate.

Storey County had 1 new case and 1 additional recovery of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Storey County is 0 new cases per day with a 0.0% test positivity rate. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Update 

As of June 23, 2021, approximately 160,310 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered by Quad-County providers. CCHHS has administered 68,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Approximately 69,660 Quad-County residents have completed vaccination (received both doses of a 2-dose series vaccine such as Pfizer or Moderna or received the single dose Janssen vaccine) and 75,289 have initiated it (received the first dose of a 2-dose series such as Pfizer or Moderna). Data is not CCHHS’ and is taken from the Nevada Health Response Dashboard which can be found at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/.

In Carson City, 27,226 residents have been fully vaccinated and 29,436 have initiated vaccination. Approximately 54.42% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination.

In Douglas County, 21,731 residents have been fully vaccinated and 23,171 have initiated vaccination. Approximately 49.25% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination.

In Lyon County, 20,088 residents have been fully vaccinated and 22,015 have initiated vaccination. Approximately 40.07% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination.

In Storey County, 615 residents have been fully vaccinated and 667 have initiated vaccination. Approximately 15.03% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Appointments are still available; a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Visit https://booking.appointy.com/en-US/quadcovidvaccine/bookings/service to schedule an appointment.

Date Time Location Vaccine
6/29/2021 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Slammer Museum (inside Courthouse)

26 South B St, Virginia City

Janssen

Ages 18 and older

6/29/2021 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Slammer Museum (inside Courthouse)

26 South B St, Virginia City

Pfizer

Ages 12 and older

6/30/2021 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Dayton High School

335 Dayton Valley Rd, Dayton

Pfizer

Ages 12 and older

6/30/2021 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Dayton High School

335 Dayton Valley Rd, Dayton

Janssen

Ages 18 and older

6/30/2021 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fernley High School

1300 US-95 Alt, Fernley

Janssen

Ages 18 and older

For COVID-19 questions, vaccine appointment confirmations, or to arrange for testing, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The phone number is (775) 434-1988.

Traffic Crash on College Parkway and Otha Street Thursday Afternoon

Driver lost control on the westbound curve of College Parkway at Otha.  Went under the airport fence.

Driver initially bolted from the car but was later apprehended by CCSO.

The eastern stretch of Carson City Airport fencing along College Parkway has taken a beating for many years as cars and trucks careen out of control on the curve, plough through or under the chain-link fence – especially at the east end curve. There have been a long series of traumatic injuries as well as fatalities.  Maybe it’s time to re-evaluate the situation.

Those who make good coffee also make good efforts to save the life of a customer

Starbucks Coffee crew teams up with CCFD to save a life…

Submitted by the Carson City Fire Department

The Carson City Fire Department recently presented local Starbucks employees Nicole Cisneros, Andrew Tuell, Allison Galloway, Brittany Stanley, and Alicia Allen with the Lifesaving Award for their extraordinary diligence in performing lifesaving intervention while CCFD paramedics raced to the scene. 

On May 12th, 9-1-1 Dispatch received an emergency medical call from the North Carson Street Starbucks Coffee Shop.  Employees told 9-1-1 that a customer was losing consciousness and becoming unresponsive.  The dispatchers immediately began providing CPR.  Despite not having formal training the Starbucks employees performed the lifesaving procedure flawlessly.

Upon arrival, paramedics immediately recognized the extraordinary effort each of the coffee shop workers made to preserve the patient’s brain function until further measures could be taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing. By providing continuous chest compressions and regulated artificial air ventilation, the Starbucks employees definitely contributed to the patient’s survival.  Arriving Firefighter/Paramedics began deploying their AutoPulse device which performs perfect CPR with no interruptions. 

Firefighter/Paramedics rushed the patient to the hospital.  Upon arrival the patient had a good heartbeat, good blood pressure and excellent oxygen. The patient was sent to the Intensive Care Unit  to recover.  He was eventually discharged and sent home.

Nicole Cisneros, Andrew Tuell, Allison Galloway, Brittany Stanley, and Alicia Allen stepped into a role they never anticipated. Carson City Fire Department’s responders reported that on their arrival they observed the CPR going very well – in fact, paramedics thought the employees might have received previous training.  To be sure, the Starbuck employees were the first responders and deserve community recognition and praise for their heroic success.

 

Know Before You Go!!

Prison Hill where ORVs run free!

The Prison Hill off-highway vehicle area and the motorized trailhead/parking located on Golden Eagle Lane will be closed during red flag warning days.  A red flag warning is a forecast warning issued by the National Weather Service to inform the public, firefighters and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fires and rapid spread. Red flag criteria occur whenever a geographical area has been in a dry for a week or two, and the National Fire Danger Rating System is high to extreme and the following forecast weather parameters are forecasted to be met:

  • A sustained wind average 15 mph or greater;
  • Relative humidity less than or equal to 25 percent;
  • A temperature of greater than 75 degrees.
  • Closures of the Prison Hill OHV area will typically occur in the afternoon when temperatures and wind speeds are at their highest. It is the motorized users’ responsibility to be aware of red flag warning days and plan outdoor recreation accordingly.
  • Additionally, regardless of conditions, it is important that users recreate responsibly and carry a shovel, extra water and fire extinguisher in the event of an incident. Visit forecast.weather.gov or nevadafireinfo.org for current red flag warning updates.
  • Motorized recreation in the Prison Hill OHV area during red flag warning closures is a criminal violation and can result in a citation.
  • For information, contact Lyndsey Boyer, Carson City open space manager, at 775-283-7341.

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center is looking for more than just a few good nurses…

Carson Tahoe RMC
Carson City

Carson Tahoe Health

Calling all nurses! We’re hiring! If you (or someone you know) is a current RN, enrolled in a nursing course, or a graduate student, join us for our bi-annual Job Fair Friday, July 9 from 10 am-2 pm, in the Valley View Room (3rd floor) at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.

We’re looking to meet candidates face to face to show you what Carson Tahoe has to offer, with immediate nursing positions available.

Schedule of employment interviews: 

Repeats every week until Fri Jul 09 2021 .

June 24, 2021 – 10:00am

July 1, 2021 – 10:00am

July 8, 2021 – 10:00am

July 9, 2021  10:00am

All candidates should be prepared to be interviewed by our management team. Giveaways, food & drinks will be provided.

Mountain Biker Dies After Crash in the Hills

Mountain biker loses his life in the hills west of Carson City.

An adult male mountain biker has died from a head injury following a collision on C-Hill, according to Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.  The unidentified California man apparently struck a metal chain that crosses a pathway on the West Carson City trail. Sheriff Furlong says the rider was not wearing protective head gear.  An autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.

Sheriff Furlong said these kinds of off-road mountain bike accidents often happen in early summer when riders are tempted to push themselves beyond safety limits.  Sheriff Furlong said it doesn’t take much to slide off a trail, or in this case, hit a chain across a trail – to cause serious injuries – or in this case – death.  “Wearing protective gear is extremely important. Accidents do happen. Even a moderate fall in the back-country can be deadly,” said Furlong.

Genoa Americana Celebration, July 4th, 4:30pm

The Carson City Symphony, under the direction of David Bugli, will be performing on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa at the Genoa Americana Celebration, just like we did in 2019 and prior years. The concert will be at 4:30 p.m. An exciting program, featuring show tunes, patriotic tunes, and other inspirational pieces will be performed. The Symphony will be joined by the Carson Chamber Singers, under the direction of Ricky Hutton, who was officially appointed director of the group earlier this year, singer Jakki Ford, and the Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir, under the direction of Michelle Powers.

The Symphony’s part of the festivities start at 4:30 and run until about 6:00. The Genoa Americana Celebration begins with a children’s and pet parade at 10:00 a.m. It will also present four bands – Front Porch, The Jazzettes, Quake City Jug Band, and Those Windburn Brothers – in performances from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Genoa Volunteer Fire Department will sell chicken dinners. Admission is free.

Ms. Ford who will be performing two pieces with the Symphony and a gospel tune with the Carson Chamber Singers. She is an accomplished and versatile performing artist – an outstanding vocalist with a four-octave range, professional dancer, and actress. She appeared in several films, including Stir Crazy, Electric Horseman, Crocodile Dundee II, Bonfire of the Vanities, New Jack City, and Mo Better Blues. She also has been seen in television shows, commercials, theater, operas, cabaret, and Las Vegas and Reno showroom spectaculars, and has recorded three albums.

Seating is on the lawn and the event is free. The audience is invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs. The Genoa American Celebration is presented by the Friends of Genoa. For more information about the Symphony’s performance, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154, or email carsoncitysymphony@gmail.com.

Renegade Dogs Still on the Loose in Carson City

Dangerous renegade dogs at Lone Mountain Cemetery where they killed a deer and wounded several others.

A small pack of renegade dogs is still on the loose in Carson City.  A few days ago, the dogs surrounded grazing deer at Lone Mountain Cemetery and jumped on then.  One deer died.  Others suffered various wounds.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Humane Society Animal Control, and Tribal Police are coordinating efforts to round up three feral roaming dogs.  The dogs are believed to be very minimally socialized and not owned by any resident. The dogs are described as weighing between 60-80 pounds – one brown – one tan with a black mask, and the third is black and brown with white on its face.

Anyone seeing these dogs are asked to immediately call 775-887-2677 and give their location.

The three roaming dogs are believed to have joined-up with a new pack leader.  Sightings of their activities were first reported in May. The dogs are very elusive and clever, making them difficult to tranquilize.   Capturing these dogs are a high priority.  They’re well known to attack deer and other small animals – including young children.

Citizens are urged to not approach or attempt to capture the dogs. Sheriff Furlong says “These dogs present a significant public hazard. While there are no reports of them attacking people, there is substantial concern that there is a risk to the public. Please do not attempt to engage or interact with these dogs.”

Sheriff Furlong noted that this is a different dog pack from the one reported last year – but likely from similar origins. Last year, residents reported sightings of four roaming dogs.  Following a capture operation conducted in the fall of 2020, the Nevada Humane Society successfully apprehended the pack leader.  The result was a quick cessation of the feral dogs aggressive behavior.

Based on the unique circumstances, the Nevada Humane Society will apply additional considerations because of the reported history of these dogs, however it is not the intent to harm or euthanize these dogs.

Please do not approach these dogs.  Immediately call (775) 887-COPS (2677) to report immediate sightings.

July 4th is coming forth!!!

 

Nevada Rural Counties RSVP hosts the July 4th Celebration and Carnival in Mills Park, Carson City, from Thursday, July 1st through Sunday, July 4th.

All day carnival wristbands are $30 at the park.

The Carnival starts Thursday at 4 pm – Live music from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. by King Whistler.

Friday and Saturday: Carnival starts at noon both days; Care Flight at the Park noon-4 p.m. on Saturday. Live music by Wunderlist on Friday and Fuerza Latina NV on Saturday.

Sunday, July 4: Carnival starts at 11 a.m.; VIP Dinner starts at 5 p.m., Live Remote with 102.9 FM, 6-9 p.m.; fireworks accompaniment on 102.9; Fireworks by PyroGuys starting at approximately 9:30 p.m.

New this year is the VIP Tent Experience. For $100, patrons will receive a dinner buffet by Casino Fandango and Chef Patrick (dinner seating at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:30). Music by Jake & The Hot Dogs starting at 5:30 p.m., and Front Row Fireworks seating to view the Fireworks show. To purchase your dinner tickets, just CLICK HERE.

“RSVP is excited and honored to be able to provide the community with a spectacular Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks Show,” said Molly Walt, C.E.O. of RSVP. “This year’s display celebrates coming together as a community and emerging from a pandemic.”

RSVP gives special thanks and acknowledgement to the event sponsors to date: Carson City Redevelopment Authority, Carson City Toyota, Chromalloy, Carson Home Furnishings, Mayor Lori Bagwell, Casino Fandango, Westside Pour House, Wold Amusements, Southwest Gas, Sierra Academy of Style, Allison MacKenzie Attorneys & Counselors at Law, Dick Campagni’s Capital Ford, Carson Tahoe Health, Reno Orthopedic Center, Kiggins Family Dentistry, Bank Saloon, Mangia Tutto, Gold Dust West, Plumas Bank, Quick Space, Park Place Mercantile, Carson City Chamber of Commerce, Visit Carson City, Care Flight, Wild 102.9, Dayton Valley Golf Course, Vital Signs, The Wheel House, The Fox BrewPub, RCM Realty Group, Battle Born Autobody, and Carson City Community Archive.

For more, visit: http://nevadaruralrsvp.org/ or contact RSVP CEO, Molly Walt, at 775-687-4680, extension 2 or mwalt@nvrsvp.com.

And now a word from the Virginia City Tourism Commission….

As a country, we have a lot to celebrate this Independence Day and the iconic small-town setting of Virginia City, Nevada checks all the boxes. This July 4, the annual celebration, that was cancelled in 2020, brings together one of the largest of the town’s annual parades, live music with David John and the Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert, old-west shootouts, train rides, shopping, festive foods and a 30-minute fireworks spectacular.

“We’re feeling a little extra patriotic this year and are really looking forward to celebrating our freedoms,” Deny Dotson, director of tourism for Virginia City Tourism Commission, said. “Virginia City embraces that small-town, Americana vibe with a strong sense of comradery and togetherness that makes for very special memories. We can’t wait to celebrate America’s birthday in the best way we know how with our locals, folks from the surrounding communities and our visitors.”

Virginia City’s Fourth of July Celebration officially kicks off at 12 p.m. with the parade down C Street lined with red, white and blue and candy-collecting kids waving their flags. Advance registration for the parade is encouraged. Register online here.

Starting at 6:00 p.m. revelers enjoy live music from David John and the Comstock Cowboys, a free concert held at the Bucket of Blood parking lot in the heart of the historic mining town. This is the Second Amendment Concert’s 20th year in Virginia City.

At dark, the day’s festivities culminate with the fireworks spectacular, one of the area’s longest and loudest fireworks displays fitting for a town that nicknamed “richest place on earth.” Feel the boom of the fireworks in your chest as the repercussions bounce off Mt. Davidson into the canyon below. Fireworks are visible throughout town.

For a memory-making fireworks viewing experience, book a spot at a private balcony or lawn offering reserved seating, snacks and beverages.

The Roasting House offers seating on their balcony for $30 per person which includes brewed coffee or hot chocolate, s’mores nachos and a prime view of the fireworks display. Reserve here.

St. Mary’s Art Center offers a relaxing evening with live music, beautiful local artwork on display, drinks and hors d’oeuvres with a perfect location to view the fireworks display. Call 775-847-7774 to reserve.  The Historic Fourth Ward School and Museum is opening their balconies to watch the fireworks display. The evening includes drinks and appetizers. Reserve here.

Throughout the day, shopping at the town’s boutique merchants offers visitors a chance to find unique gifts or memorabilia. Ice cream, rock candy, fudge and other classic American treats from the town’s restaurants and sweet shops make it for a fun-filled day. The town’s attractions are open including trolley tours, the Virginia & Truckee Railroad offering 35-minute steam train rides powered by the 100-year-old heritage locomotive, mine tours, old time photos and more. Stop by the Visitors Center, located at 86 South C Street, for individual and discounted tickets.

Anyone interested in donating to support the fireworks display is encouraged to do so online here.

For more information on Virginia City, Nevada visit visitvirginiacitynv.com

Jazz & Beyond – Carson City Music & Art Festival

Lacy J Dalton, Aug. 15
Silver Saddle Ranch

Jazz & Beyond – Carson City Music & Art Festival

August 13-29, 2021

Carson City’s 18th annual Jazz & Beyond Music & Art Festival, presented by the Mile High Jazz Band Association, offers 17 days of mostly free entertainment and more than 30 performances.  The beat returns this august in multiple venues around the city, beginning with a Roaring Twenties party at the Governor’s Mansion, on the corner of W. Robinson and Mountain Streets, on Friday, August 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.  It features the music of Scot Marshall’s Brass Knuckles Band. Nineteen-twenties-style dress is optional; food and beverages will be available for purchase.

This year, A Day in the Country at the historic Silver Saddle Ranch, 2648 Carson River Road, along the Carson River, will be on Sunday, August 15, from 2:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Visitors can wear their boots and hats and enjoy the music of the Sagebrush Rebels, and the Lacy J. Dalton trio.  The day includes a talk on the history of the ranch, and cowboy poetry.  Mule-drawn wagon rides by Hee Haw Haven Mules provide a tour through ranch land.   The event is sponsored in part by Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Dept. and Friends of Silver Saddle Ranch.

The festival’s third annual Open Studios Tour will feature 27 artists at 11 locations on Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Visitors can see the art works, watch art demonstrations, and listen to musicians performing at many of the locations. The tour includes private studios, the Carriage House at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, the Nevada Artists Association, and the Bliss Mansion.

In partnership with the Nevada State Museum, Jazz & Beyond will present Music of the Twenties, a Frances Humphrey Series lecture on the music of the 1920s with live music by Squeek Steele, on Thursday evening, August 26, at the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom, 449 W. Carson Street.

Other performances include the Urban Renewal Project (original soul and hip-hop big band from Los Angeles), Musicole (rhythm and blues, classic rock, gospel, and jazz band from Las Vegas), and a double big-band concert by the Mile High Jazz Band with singer Jakki Ford and the Carson High School Jazz Band directed by Nick Jacques, a Milken Educator Award winner.

Reno Jazz Orchestra
Sunday, August 29th, 5:30pm
Legislative Plaza, Capital Amphitheater

Jazz & Beyond Music Festival’s final performances will be on Sunday, August 29, at the Legislative Plaza and Capital Amphitheater.  The audience is invited to sit under a canopy of trees and bring a picnic or enjoy on-site food-truck selections. The festival ends in a big way with the traditional Jazz & Beyond closing concert by the 18-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra and guest vocalist. 

For a complete schedule of events, visit jazzcarsoncity.com.  For additional information, call 775-883-4154 or email info@jazzcarsoncity.com.  Mile High Jazz Band Association’s Jazz & Beyond Festival is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Governor’s Office of Economic Development provided additional support through its Nevada Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) Grant for 2021.

 

CC Parks & Recreation Foundation lays down some bucks to expand tennis in Carson City


Parks Foundation Donates Funds for the Centennial Park Tennis Facility

The Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation, at its June Board of Directors meeting, allocated $15,000 of the funds entrusted to it by the old Carson City Tennis Club to initiate the design, planning, and engineering of new tennis courts at Centennial Park.

Once one of the finest tennis facilities in the region, the Centennial Park Tennis Facility suffered from a lack of routine maintenance over the years, which was worsened by significant flood damage occuring during the winter of 2016-2017. The result of this damage and neglect is that most of the courts can no longer support serious play. Simple maintenance and patching will no longer suffice, and a total reconstruction of the courts is necessary.

To that end, the Board of Supervisors recently allocated $333,000 to reconstruct 4 of the 6 courts at the facility, and grants are being sought to cover the reconstruction cost of the remaining 2 courts. Donations, like that just made by the Parks Foundation, can be used as a match in support of the grant applications.

Persons who want to support quality tennis in Carson City are urged to make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation’s Centennial Park Tennis Facility Project. Donations should be sent to: FCCPR, P.O. Box 3266, Carson City NV 89702-3266.

In other matters, the Foundation’s Board elected the following officers for 2012-2022: President, David S. Johnson; Vice-President. Gregg Swift; Treasurer, Lori Bagwell, and Secretary, David C. Bugli. Continuing Directors include Paul Martinovich and Melinda Cash.

For further information about the Foundation, visit and “Like” them on Facebook under “CCParksFoundation;” see their web site at Carsoncityparks.org, or email them at CarsonParksFoundation@gmail.com.

NDOT taking the east shore to a new level…

Public Input Survey from NDOT and others

The U.S. 50 CMP study team would like to hear from you! How do you use U.S. 50 and what are your priorities? Please participate in our public input survey and let your thoughts be heard.

Click “Survey Link”

Study Background & Purpose 

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U.S. 50 along the east shore of Lake Tahoe experiences significant demands from a range of travelers including residents, visitors, recreationalists, commuters and regional traffic. The U.S. 50 East Shore Corridor Management Plan (CMP) will assess and evaluate needs along the 13-mile corridor, from Spooner Summit to the California State Line, within the Lake Tahoe Basin. The CMP will create a mobility vision, develop supporting goals and identify improvement strategies for the corridor based on existing regional plans, stakeholder input and assessment of travel and safety data. The study will examine potential multi-modal solutions, including pedestrian, bicycle and local and regional transit services, as well as innovative transportation and mobility strategies to serve the unique seasonal and massive visitor-driven fluctuations in use. As a planning-level study, the CMP will inform future project development by NDOT and partner agencies. 

Study Goals

The CMP will focus on the following goals which will be further detailed through the active involvement of study partners, stakeholders and the public:

  • Improve Safety
  • Expand Multi-Modal Transportation Choices
  • Enhance the Visitor Experience
  • Protect Lake Tahoe
  • Promote Economic Vitality

NDOT worker shot while on the job – Troopers take out the gunman…

NDOT Employee Struck by Gunfire in Construction Zone on State Route 278.  Shooter killed.

On Wednesday June 16th, a Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) Trooper was traveling northbound on State Route 278 near mile marker 68 in Eureka County, in an active work zone. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) was repaving sections of State Route 278 and was utilizing a pilot car to relay traffic through the work zone.

As the Trooper approached the north end of the road closure, he observed a white Ram cargo van traveling southbound on State Route 278 at a high rate of speed on the outside dirt shoulder. The Trooper soon learned that the driver of the Ram van had fired multiple shots at an NDOT employee, striking him several times. The Trooper provided medical aid and then traveled southbound in an attempt to locate the shooter.

Additional Troopers, as well as Deputies from the Eureka County Sheriff’s Office, located the vehicle approximately 35 miles north of Eureka. The vehicle was successfully disabled with a tire deflation device and ultimately stopped at mile marker 27, north of Garden Pass.

As the suspect got out of his vehicle, he began firing at law enforcement. After an hours-long standoff, and with the assistance of numerous law enforcement agencies, the suspect was located near the van, suffering from a gunshot wound. The adult male suspect was transported from the scene and succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The Nevada Department of Transportation employee was flown from the earlier scene to an area hospital where he remains in stable condition.  Additional details as well as the identity of the suspect will be released in the coming days. 

-Nevada Highway Patrol

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