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An extremely eclectic agenda before the CC Board of Supervisors

Roundabout south of the downtown at Stewart….

Contractor’s hired to make So. Carson Street a more welcoming and safer thoroughfare…

Carson City Supervisors Thursday signed on the dotted line with a contracting company for just over $20 Million to renovate Carson Street so it looks like what already exists from 5th Street to the north – better sidewalks, bike lanes, better traffic flow, street-side vegetation/landscaping, crosswalks, better pedestrian signals along with a high quality traffic round-about at South Carson and Stewart. Check local news media and the city’s website for the latest – Carson.org.  The plan is for everything to be finished by the end of Fall.

Asphalt plant air pollution at the Carson City/Lyon County line may soon be gone…

Some very upset neighbors who have been complaining for at least two years about smoke coming off an asphalt plant and into their neighborhoods again made it clear to city supervisors that they want the pollution to stop, and they want it stopped as soon as possible.  They said the air contamination has been going on for a long time and that they’ve run out of patience as the city and state have tried to get the owner to upgrade his plant machinery so air pollution can become a thing of the past.

The plant is on the Carson City side of the line between Carson City and Lyon County – right off Highway 50. The neighbors live just across that line which has complicated accountability and responsibility for the situation as the winds blow toward the east through the neighborhoods most of the time.  The state has ruled his facility is within compliance but it’s clear state standards don’t measure up to the situation.

Since the plant is situated on the Carson City side of the Carson/Lyon boundary, the city is in a better position to make the owner of the  plant take the extra steps to stop the air pollution.  And city officials say they’re very close to making that happen.  City officials say the city planning commission will take up the issue again on Wednesday, February 26th, with the likelihood of ordering the asphalt company to install the proper equipment to eliminate the pollution – or else the company loses its business license to operate.  There seems to be a consensus among city staff and the neighbors that the proper processing equipment at the plant will be installed.

A pedestrian and bicycling paradise rolling right along on the east shore of Lake Tahoe.

Saving Tahoe

One of a number of consultants whose dream is to save Lake Tahoe laid out his strategy before the Carson City Supervisors Thursday. Consultant Derek Morse of Reno, who’s been advising Lake Tahoe governments for many years, told the Supervisors that a system that charges various fees beyond mere gas and room tqxes will have to be instituted so Lake Tahoe doesn’t smog over.

Morse said his “One Tahoe” approach to saving the lake relies on public transit as the primary means of getting around the lake for swimming, boating, skiing, shopping, lodging, dining and more, without (or nearly without) private vehicles. Morse said everything from property taxes to gas taxes, sales taxes to various assessments on tourist activities, will have to be seriously considered to ensure that the world’s human footprint on Lake Tahoe is sustainable – not destructive.

Morse strongly implied that the governments of both states will have to decide to save Lake Tahoe and agree to a wide array of changes that will make preserving the lake even possible. Morse said statutory changes will be required – more from Nevada than California. If such cooperative agreements aren’t agreed to, Lake Tahoe will slowly deteriorate, according to Morse. And with that, local economies on both sides of the Nevada-California state line, will suffer substantially.

Morse said that a “Sustainable Lake Tahoe” is the prime directive. Whether that happens, says Morse, will determine the future of one of the world’s most beautiful gems.

In short, it’s up to our government leaders, on both sides of the state line, to sustain and glorify Lake Tahoe, rather than allowing “the free market” to determine its future.

Sheriff Furlong gets an early Easter gift

And finally…Sheriff Ken Furlong got a belated Christmas gift from what’s called the Carson City Sheriff’s Search and Rescue unit, a private non-profit group that is an integral component of Sheriff Furlong’s ability to rescue residents and out-of-towners from precarious encounters with Nevada’s wild west environment. The group’s donation of three new search-and-rescue vehicles will be properly modified and streamlined to meet the harsh rigors of the Nevada outback. The new Search and Rescue vehicles will be ready for full service fairly soon.

Shots fired on Brown Street – Male in the middle of the street with a rifle…

10:42pm. Shots were heard on Brown Street at around 10:40 Wednesday evening.  Up to six persons were on the street at the time.  Man with a rifle was in the middle of the street.  Subjects were leaving the street. 

10:45pm. Authorities are on scene trying to get a handle on things.

12:13 am  Thursday morning.  Deputies are wrapping up the initial phases of getting to the bottom of what happened.  More details in the morning.

UNR Medical School: Nevada’s need for more doctors and other medical professionals is getting worse

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From UNR School of Medicine:

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine report reveals statewide physician shortage. Challenges amidst potential for growth if we could just hang on to them…

Nevada has third fastest growth in medical residencies but Nevada still bracing for worsening shortages in the future…

Written by Tessa Bowen

A physician shortage continues to be a problem in Nevada and is hindering patient care the hardest in rural regions, according to a recent report focusing on health care workforce trends in the Silver State.

According to the latest data published in the report, “Physician Workforce in Nevada: A Chartbook – January 2020,” demand for physicians in Nevada continues to exceed the current supply. While the number of licensed physicians in the state has increased over a decade, Nevada ranks 45th for active physicians per 100,000 population, 48th for primary care physicians per 100,000 population and 50th for general surgeons per 100,000 population.  

“Health care workforce is a critical component for a healthy Nevada. Updated data, such as this report, will help inform initiatives and policies to address those challenges,” said UNR Med Dean, Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D.

From 2010 to 2017, the number of actively practicing physicians in Nevada increased by 1,142 or 22%. However, in 16 of 42 specialty areas, including anesthesiology, dermatology, gastroenterology and obstetrics/gynecology, the growth in the number of physicians did not keep pace with population growth.

In addition to gaps in care for certain specialties, the report data points to several obstacles to developing a stronger physician workforce in Nevada.

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Chimney Fire at Lompa and Carmine

6:08pm – Report of a chimney fire, with smoke coming out of a garage near No. Lompa and Carmine.  Fire Department on scene…looking for any sign of a fire.

6:10pm – Can’t seem to locate any fire.  Cancelling further inbound fire units.

6:11pm – 2100 Dori…looks like smoke coming out their chimney.  Wood burning stove inside the garage.

6:13pm – No fire danger.  Fire units clearing, headed back to quarters.

Linked cases involving abduction and gunfire jointly solved by CCSO and Washoe Tribal Police

Logan Odaye
Shooting suspect on Washoe Colony

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has taken into custody a suspect in an abduction and later a shooting, that originated on the Carson Colony in South Carson Tuesday evening.  Logan Odaye, 22, was taken into custody at the Max Casino at approximately 2:20 p.m. the next day after allegedly battering and robbing an ex-girlfriend and then later shooting a neighbor on the Carson Colony.

On Tuesday evening at approximately 7 p.m., Deputies responded to a south Carson shopping center and into Douglas County on the report that a female had been robbed and battered at gunpoint by Logan Odaye.  The victim alleged Odaye had lured her to the Colony address, battered her and forced her to travel to a shopping center to draw cash from a teller machine, where he battered her again.  Later, while investigating the incident, the Sheriff’s Office received information at approximately 10:30 p.m. that a resident of the Carson Colony had been shot twice.  Washoe Tribal Police, assisted by the Sheriff’s Office, and Fire/Paramedics responded. 

The shooting victim was removed from the area and afterward transported by Careflight to Renown Medical Center in Reno with non-life threatening injuries.  Odaye was immediately identified as the suspect in the shooting.  The weapon used was said to be a 12 gauge shotgun.  The female injured in the original call was treated and released at Carson Tahoe Medical Center.

Throughout the evening and into Wednesday, Deputies and Tribal Police tried to locate Odaye.  At approximately 1:30 p.m. Wednesday security personnel at the Max Casino in downtown Carson reported they had spotted Odaye on the casino floor.  Officers from multiple agencies converged on the casino and determined that Odaye had moved to a rented room on the second floor.  The floor was evacuated and secured until officers could talk Odaye out of the room.  He was eventually taken into custody without incident or damage to any property.

Odaye is being held at the Carson City Jail on the charges of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon (Felony), Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Felony), 1st Degree Kidnapping (Felony), Domestic Battery (Gross Misdemeanor), Contempt of Court (Carson Warrant), and a Douglas County Warrant.  Bail is set at $100,000.

Anyone with information regarding these two separate incidents is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 887-COPS(2677).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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