Carson City Firefighters are enroute to a report of a major building/house fire at 240 Monarch Drive in Washoe Valley.
Sheriff Ken Furlong says following a shooting on the Washoe Colony in Carson yesterday, the victim was Careflighted to Reno after suffering two gunshot wounds. He’s recovering at Renown. Meanwhile, after an investigation, law enforcement arrested who they believe was the trigger man in the dispute. The suspect has been lodged in the Carson City jail. A news release on further details is expected very shortly.
Long time businesswoman and political “Woman About Town” Ronni Hannaman has thrown her silk purse into the ring for City Supervisor Ward 2. Incumbent Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bunkowski says he’s not running again after eight years on the Board. Hannaman’s reaction was to express her intent to run for Ward 2 as well as to maintain her steady hand on the wheel as Executive Director of the CC Chamber of Commerce. She obviously plans to be very busy over the next four years.
Hannaman agrees, as Mayor Crowell recently said, something’s got to be done to repair city streets, actually produce affordable housing commensurate with the need, and wage our own focused war on drugs – especially among our youth and young adults.
Hannaman also wants to keep the pedal-to-metal on tourism because, next to state government, Carson City’s piggy bank relies very heavily on tourism. Hannaman says a healthy tourism economy lifts all boats for local residents who work in entertainment, restaurants and enhancing fine dining and the ever-popular shopping that is quite abundant for a town the size of Carson City.
Hannaman says her leadership at the Chamber of Commerce helped to produce the Silver and Snowflake Festival of Lights, supported a very attractive, if not magnetic McFadden Plaza and recently raised some tall dollars to help renovate the Bob Boldrick Theater within the Carson City Community Center.
Obviously Ronnie Hannaman has been a very busy community booster over the last 20+ years and appears to be in no mood to slow down her mission of service to her community.
Supervisor openings are for Wards 2 and 4 – Supervisors Bunkowski and Barrette both saying they’re moving on while Supervisor Lori Bagwell and outside challenger Aaron Sims are going after the Mayor’s job. Mayor Crowell is leaving the Board after serving a statutory maximum of three, four-year terms.
11:30am. Report of a fire alarm going off at a manufacturing facility at 400 Hot Springs Road. Fire units are enroute.
11:39am. Firefighters on scene say there is a light smoky haze inside the building. An overheated piece of equipment has been isolated and there is no fire.
Proposed Attendance Zone Modification for Eagle Valley Middle School
With anticipation of the modification to middle school attendance zones within the Carson City School District, district officials and administrators are inviting parents and families to attend one of three meetings to discuss the intricacies of the rezoning as well as variance options for families with older siblings already attending a specific middle school. Forums will be offered at the below dates, times and locations.
- Eagle Valley Middle School: Wednesday, February 12, 6:00 p.m. in the gym
- Carson Middle School: Thursday, February 13, 6:00 p.m., in the library
- Fremont Elementary School: Thursday, February 27, 5:30 p.m., in the library.
In Tuesday’s School Board Meeting, the trustees motioned to table the increase of Eagle Valley Middle School’s attendance zone to include students and families zoned for Fremont Elementary until their March 10 meeting. Trustees and district officials agreed it would be best to first host community forums at each of the schools impacted.
The proposed action would adjust the attendance zones so all current fifth grade students attending Fremont Elementary will promote and attend Eagle Valley Middle School when they become sixth-graders at the start of the new school year this fall.
The Carson City Sheriffs Office will continue to enforce speeding laws and educate drivers stopped for speeding. Simply stated in Nevada Revised Statute 484B.600, Basic rule for speeding:
It is unlawful for any person to drive or operate a vehicle of any kind at a rate of speed greater than that posted by a public authority.
Several key points to remember about speeding vehicles:
* You are much more likely to lose control of a vehicle that is speeding.
* Speeding reduces the effectiveness of your vehicle’s safety equipment.
* When speeding, it take’s you longer to stop should you encounter a danger on the roadway.
* Speeding can cause an increase in the crash severity.
* Unexpected implications of a speed-related crash can be both economic and psychological.
* Speeding in school zones carries a greater fine and is not worth the risk.
The few extra seconds you think you are saving are not worth it! Please remember to drive the speed limit and watch out for pedestrians and other drivers. Please drive safely.
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