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A Reminder: Kids are walking to school – WATCH OUT FOR THEM…

School zones in Carson City have been activated. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be working with Western Nevada Safe Routes to School (WN-SRTS) throughout the year reminding drivers and pedestrians to use caution while negotiating school zones.

Remember, ALL school zones in Carson City, when in operation, are 15 mph. Drivers are responsible to watch for the school zone speed signs and know the times the school zones are in effect, not all are the same, some are all day school zones and some are not. Watch for children and bicyclists. Parking on or within 20’ of a crosswalk and U-turns in an active school zone are traffic violations.

Western Nevada Safe Routes to School (WN-SRTS) wants to remind you that there are several ways to get your child to school. You can walk; ride a bike, scooter, or skateboard! If you live farther away, try parking closer to the school and walking in together. Take time to remind your child about how to walk safe and bike safe. Walk safe by always looking left, right, and then left again before crossing a street.

When riding your bike remember the 5 points of safety:

1. Protect your head- Wear a Helmet!

2. Be Visible

3. Use Bike-Friendly Routes

4. Be Predictable- Always let traffic know where your bicycle is headed.

5. Ride Defensively- Always make eye contact with drivers and assume that vehicles do not see you.

Have a fun and safe school year!

A view of Carson City from the Lyon County line…

View of the Sierra Nevada west of Carson City from North Deer Run Road in East Carson City

Carson City residents haven’t seen the Sierra Nevada Mountains for quite while.  The obliteration of our view is caused by the Caldor Fire burning southwest of Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County.  It’s burned 6,500 acres. There is no control lines around it. The fire Is burning in the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes River Canyon four miles south of Grizzly Flats.  It’s sending smoke and ash into the Lake Tahoe Basin and into northern and western Nevada.

Skies in the Carson City area are a combination of grey, red and orange which is probably the sun sending light through the high level smoke.  It’s probably best to keep your doors and windows closed and your air-conditioner and/or your evaporative coolers on HIGH.  And wear a formidable face mask if you’re out and around.  A K-95 mask is strongly recommended.  Not one of those thin, flimsy blue things.

The weather service says it’ll be rather cloudy and hazy for the next couple of days, then it should clear if the firefighters get a handle on the fire.

Nothing Sweeter Than a Joyful Noise!!

        Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir directed by Michelle Powers in Spring of 2021.

Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir
To Begin Fall Session on Thursday, Sept. 2

Carson City Symphony Association announces the Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir will begin the Fall Session on Thursday afternoon, September 2, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., upstairs at the First United Methodist Church, 412 W. Musser Street in Carson City.

Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir led by Michelle Powers, welcomes children ages 4 to 12. Everyone will wear masks and observe social distancing.

Powers said, “Each rehearsal will develop students’ musical skills, strong singing voices, and joy in music.” I am so excited about beginning a new season of singing and playing, creating music, and making new friends!”

Tuition for the semester is free. Parents are encouraged to join the Carson City Symphony Association to help offset the cost of music, supplies, insurance, instructor’s stipend, and more.

Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir, an educational program of the Carson City Symphony Association, was founded by Nancy Jones in 2017 and has been directed by Michelle Powers since fall of 2019. It is supported in part by public funds through a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts and by private donations.

For more information and registration form, contact director Michelle Powers at 775-720-1916 or mrees@nevada.unr.edu.

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