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 RMC
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 9, 2021 10:00am
All candidates should be prepared to be interviewed by our management team. Giveaways, food & drinks will be provided.
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.
3:20pm Motorcyclist is down on the pavement after losing control just west of the intersection of 395 and 50.
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.