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Natural Gas leak at unoccupied commercial building on South Carson Street

10:10am  A worker accidentally hit a natural gas line inside an unoccupied building at 4338 So. Carson.  As he was penetrating a wall the worker damaged a natural gas line.  Carson City Firefighters are enroute to the scene.  Stay clear of the area because natural gas is highly flammable and known to explode in confined areas.

10:18am  Arriving firefighters have shut down the gas meter outside the building.  They’re waiting for the gas company to pull up and take over.

10:28am  Gas line sealed off, waiting for the gas company to arrive.  The gas line is no longer a hazard thanks to CC Firefighters.

Garage fire damages garage and two vehicles at 172 Lake Glen Drive

Fire in a garage at 172 Lake Glen Drive – White stuff on the ground is not snow.  It’s Fire foam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An early Tuesday morning garage fire at  172 Lake Glen Drive in southwest Carson City badly damaged two vehicles and the interior of the garage.  One elderly many was extricated from the home by firefighters. He was alert and was being interviewed by police and firefighters.

The fire damaged two vehicles. Firefighters got the homeowner out of the home.

The damage to the garage was extensive but the remainder of the home appeared to be untouched. But there is likely to be considerable electrical wiring damage throughout the garage.  Firefighter forensics will likely disclose the source of ignition

And taking a little bit of a different angle on keeping our kids healthy in school…

Flu Shot Clinics Offered at Carson City Schools in Oct.

Flu Shot Clinics Offered at Carson City Schools in October  

Carson City, Nev. (Sept. 27, 2021) —Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is working with the Carson City School District to offer qualifying children COVID-19 and flu vaccinations free of charge next Saturday, Oct. 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Carson High School. Additionally, annual seasonal flu immunizations will be offered at school sites throughout October. See dates, times and locations listed below.

There will be a team of CCHHS licensed nurses at each school to administer the flu vaccine. The vaccination is safe and a health action that benefits all age groups to protect against influenza illness.

The vaccine will only be available as injectable (commonly known as “a shot”) for all age groups for the 2021-2022 flu season. Based on recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the nasal mist vaccine will not be available. The shot will protect against four (4) flu viruses.

In order for children to receive a flu shot, please:

  • COMPLETE and SIGN the consent form that is available on the district’s website here.
  • SEND the completed consent form back to the child’s school/teacher no later than ONE DAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED CLINIC.
  • READ the Influenza Vaccine Information Statement. It will be given to your child on the day of vaccination or can be obtained from the CCHHS website, where you can also access more information: GetHealthyCarsonCity.org/immunizations.

Vaccination Dates, Times and Locations: 

  • Oct. 9, 2021, Carson High, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (COVID-19 and Flu Shots Available)
  • Oct. 14, 2021, Carson High, 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon, (Flu Shots Only)
  • Oct. 15, 2021, Early Childhood, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m., (Flu Shots Only)
  • Oct. 15, 2021, Carson High, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m., (Flu Shots Only)
  • Oct. 18, 2021, Fritsch Elementary, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., (Flu Shots Only)
  • Oct. 18, 2021, Empire Elementary, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m., (Flu Shots Only)
  • Oct. 19, 2021, Mark Twain Elementary, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., (Flu Shots Only)
  • Oct. 20, 2021, Bordewich Bray Elementary, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, (Flu Shots Only)
  • Oct. 21, 2021, Fremont Elementary, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Flu Shots Only)
  • Oct. 21, 2021, Pioneer High, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., (Flu Shots Only)
  • Oct. 25, 2021, Eagle Valley Middle School, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., (Flu Shots Only)
  • Oct. 26, 2021, Carson Middle School, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., (Flu Shots Only)

Please click here for more information about the vaccination clinics.

 

Governor Sisolak pulls out the stops in creating high paying jobs over the next two years

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board approved 16 companies Thursday that will receive $46 million in tax breaks. In return, the companies are required to create 1,432 jobs at an hourly wage of $31.83 in the next two years.

That figure is expected to grow to 2,442 in five years. Additionally, these companies will make a capital equipment investment of $490 million in the first two years of operation and generate $256 million in net new tax revenues over the next 10 years.

“I would like to welcome these great companies to Nevada who are making a major investment in our economy,” said Gov. Steve Sisolak. “As we look to reskill workers whose jobs were displaced during the pandemic, these companies are creating skilled jobs with competitive wages.”

“Our team at the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is proud to work alongside GOED to strengthen Southern Nevada and create high-quality jobs for our community,” said LVGEA President and CEO Jonas Peterson. “These companies will not only help advance our region’s recovery but will diversify and strengthen the economy for years to come.”

Thirteen of the companies receiving abatements are in Clark County, Lyon and Storey Counties.

The companies approved for abatement Thursday include:  One company in Storey County and two in Lyon County

— RIBUS, Inc. is a new vitamins and supplements manufacturing company in Storey County. It will receive $201,574 in tax abatements over 10 years. It will be required to create 10 jobs in the first two years of operation at an average weighted hourly wage of $27.40. It is expected to grow to 16 jobs in five years. The company will make $2 million in capital equipment investment within its first two years of operation and generate $507,826 in tax revenue over 10 years.

— SAMSARG, Inc. is a new aircraft parts, manufacturing, and maintenance company in Lyon County. It will receive $180,750 in tax abatements over 10 years. It will be required to create 25 jobs in the first two years of operation at an average weighted hourly wage of $32.88. It is expected to grow to 147 jobs in five years. The company will make $1.2 million in capital equipment investment within its first two years of operation and generate $6.1 million in tax revenue over 10 years.

— Northern Nevada 3PL, LLC is a footwear distribution and fulfillment company in Lyon County. It will receive $99,731 in tax abatements over 10 years. It will be required to create 30 jobs in the first two years of operation at an average weighted hourly wage of $21.83. It is expected to grow to 60 jobs in five years. The company will make $2.4 million in capital equipment investment within its first two years of operation and generate $7.4 million in tax revenue over 10 years. (more…)

Carson City School District passing out the honors…

Left to Right: Joanna Kaiser, LeAnn Morris, Nicolas Jacques, Cheryl Macey, Rachel Croft and Cheryl Richetta.

Rachel Croft (with flowers) Honored as Finalist for 2022 Nevada Teacher of the Year

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Sept. 23) Bordewich Bray Elementary School fourth grade Teacher Rachel Croft was honored Monday, Sept. 20, as one of the five statewide finalists for the Nevada Teacher of the Year, recognized by the Nevada Department of Education.

Ms. Croft was surprised during the school’s afternoon faculty meeting where KellyLynn Charles, education programs professional in the office of Educator Development Licensure and Family Engagement with the Nevada Department of Education, made the announcement via Zoom.

Ms. Croft was among four other finalists for the award including Deanne Moyle-Hicks of Natchez Elementary School in Washoe County School District, Jennifer Hurt of Desert Rose High School in Clark County School District, Lissa Kellogg of Yerington Elementary School in Lyon County School District and Jeanine Roser of West Career and Technical Academy in Clark County School District. Ultimately, Deanne Moyle-Hicks was named the 2022 Nevada Teacher of the Year.

The mission of the Nevada Teacher of the Year program is to celebrate excellence and strengthen the teaching force by honoring and recognizing exceptional teachers on a school, district, state and national level. The Nevada Teacher of the Year is chosen from nominated individuals who are then invited to apply. After a rigorous application and interview process, the five finalists were sent to Jhone Ebert, superintendent of public instruction, to make the final selection.

The program is facilitated nationally by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Along with its sponsors, CCSSO brings together State Teachers of the Year from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Washington, DC, and the Department of Defense Education Activity.

 

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