The United States of America has been, and continues to be, brutalized by the Covid-19 virus. Reporters at the Washington Post have written a darkly compelling account of how the virus was not stopped at our nation’s door…and that the door was left wide open for the virus to decimate our country. Here’s the story. Take a deep breath. Then Click Here.
Another analysis with a broader perspective. Click Here.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with other Nevada Law Enforcement Agencies during this holiday season to enforce impaired driving laws and keep impaired drivers off of Nevada roadways. Officers will be out in force from December 21 through January 4.
Statistics show that during the holidays we always see an increase in impaired driving violations. If you’re attending a party or getting together with family or friends to celebrate the holidays please remember to celebrate responsibly. It doesn’t take much to be an impaired driver. Please keep an eye out for others, enjoy the holidays and encourage safe, responsible celebrations and cheer.
Federal data shows nationwide:
- Nationally, over the past 5 years, an average of 300 people died in impaired driving crashes the week between Christmas and New Year.
- Over a quarter (25%) of all traffic-related deaths are the direct results of alcohol impairment.
- Nationwide every day around 800 people are injured in a drunken driving crash and 30 people die.
These deaths are 100% preventable; it’s a choice to drive impaired. It’s a bad choice.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office remains dedicated to bringing the number of fatalities on our roadways to zero through increasing public awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal is available online at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com.
Two vehicles headed southbound Friday night on 395, just north of the summit, somehow tangled atop the grade – this BMW spinning around with front end damage.
Two people inside this vehicle managed to crawl out
The other vehicle, the black SUV, flipped at high speed landing on its top – or what’s left of it. Two people inside were not seriously hurt. Looking at the car it’s a miracle they weren’t killed.
The NHP patrol officers took statements from everyone. We’ll see what they come up with as to who was to blame for the crash and for causing a giant southbound traffic backup running north across Washoe Valley.
Firefighters knocked the kitchen fire down really quick…
Carson City Firefighters (with their new looooong ladder truck) pulled up outside a house on Sandstone to see smoke coming out of it. Nobody was home but there was a dog in the house – that had something to do with it.
As it turned out, the family was away on an errand leaving their dog alone in the home. The dog went into the kitchen where it smelled something good – fragrant dog treats in a box on top of the stove.
With nobody home their dog started jumping up, repeatedly trying to get at the dog treats. But, in so doing, the dog’s paws accidentally hit a burner control knob and that activated a burner that the dog treats were sitting on. The box burst into flame and smoke began filling the house.
The heat from the stove burner pretty much destroyed the sought-after treats….
A neighbor saw the smoke and called Carson City Firefighters who were on scene quickly. They entered the home and doused the fire, saving the house.
Lesson Learned – Never leave anything on the stove burner(s) if you’re leaving your home, especially if you have a treat-seeking pooch. By the way, the dog was not injured – but it was possibly admonished.
Quad-County COVID-19 Update: 2 Deaths, 277 New Cases, and 70 Recoveries
Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 2 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. The individuals were:
- A male Douglas County resident in his 70’s
- A male Carson City resident in his 60’s
CCHHS is also reporting 277 new cases and 70 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 7,986, with 3,548 recoveries and 81 deaths; 4,357 cases remain active.
Carson City Health and Human Services is working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease.
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. Statewide numbers can be found at the Nevada Health Response website (nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/).
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. Events are first come, first served, no appointments or reservations. View all upcoming events at https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/events/.
||12 p.m. to 2 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.