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People are not supposed get hurt or die in their vehicles…

A message from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office to all those who drive cars and other vehicles on our city streets and highways….

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is Joining Forces with other Nevada Law Enforcement agencies to increase enforcement on speeding violations from April 30th though May 10th.

“I’m late for work.” “I didn’t see the sign” and everyone’s all-time favorite…”Do you know who I am?”

We have heard these excuses and many others, yet, there is no excuse for causing a crash that hurts or kills someone.

From the first of the year through today the Carson City Sheriff’s Office has issued over 2000 citations for traffic violations and nearly half of those citations issued were for speeding. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office issues citations to these drivers because we are dedicated to bringing the number of fatalities on our roadways to zero.

Speed causes crashes – crashes cause fatalities.

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 speeding. More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal is available online at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com.

— Your Carson City Sheriff’s Office

Carson City School Trustees Vote to Keep Existing School Schedule

Carson City, Nev. (April 27) — The Carson City School District School Board of Trustees voted in favor (six in favor with Trustee Don Carine abstaining) to keep the existing school education model for the remainder of the 2020-2021 School Year. The action solidified the district’s method of instruction to continue in-person, on-campus instruction for all Pre-K through eighth graders, four days a week, Tuesdays through Fridays. All Carson High School (CHS) students (ninth through twelfth graders) will remain in their assigned cohort groups where they will continue to receive instruction via the hybrid-blended learning model through the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.  

The school board noted that special considerations should be made for students who need to come to Carson High School in-person on their non-cohort days for social and emotional reasons, who may need credit recovery for grade advancements or graduation, or who may desire to attend school where new materials are being presented each day such as those on a HyFlex honors or advance placement schedules. Students considering returning to Carson High School on non-cohort days must contact their school counselor and coordinate with the administration at the high school. 

For all students (at all grade levels) throughout the Carson City School District, Mondays will remain remote learning days. Students, both full-remote and in-seat, will check in with their homeroom teachers electronically and work independently throughout the school day. 

Any students and families who have elected full-remote instruction may continue to remain in the remote learning instruction model if they choose. The wearing of face masks and maintaining social distancing between students where possible is still expected. 

The action was prompted by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s April 13, 2021 update to the State’s Emergency Directive that removes the required social distancing mandate and transitions authority over mitigation measures within schools from state to county school districts effective May 1, 2021. 

The topic of returning more students to CHS posed the most difficult challenge to modify, given the Governor’s recent guidance, Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes said during the board meeting.  

“Even with the ability to go back to school full-time four or five days per week, Carson High School would still be looking at rescheduling approximately 500 students to modify the academic daily schedule in order to bring everyone back,” he said.

Much of the feedback we have received either through emails, phone calls or public comment here tonight has been weighed heavily, Stokes continued. The fundamental question in all of this is whether the major upheaval required is worth the extra in-person school days for less than five-weeks of school.

“Re-scheduling a large number of students at CHS would require students who have become accustomed to the operations, methods and processes of a teacher over three-quarters of the school year to ‘start over’ with a new teacher and new classmates,” Stokes said. “While doable, a change of this magnitude may cause significant upheaval. In a year when regular change has been the norm, do we want to make a shift of this size at this point in the school year?” 

The district previously announced a return to four-days-per-week, in-person learning for all 7th and 8th grade students March 23, 2021, 3rd to 6th grade students Jan. 19, 2021 and all Pre-K to 2nd graders Oct. 20, 2020. Pioneer High School, the district’s alternative high school, has been fully operational, four-days-per-week since January 19, 2021. And CHS previously invited more than 200 remote learning students, who were struggling academically, back to in-person learning within the hybrid model at the beginning of the second semester, also on January 19, 2021.

For more information regarding hybrid learning models and schedules or full-remote learning, the district invites parents and families to contact their child’s individual school.

Quad-Counties still fighting the good fight…

Quad-County COVID-19 Update: 19 New Cases and 20 Recoveries 

(Carson City, NV)- Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 19 new cases and 20 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 12,430, with 11,785 recoveries and 226 deaths; 419 cases remain active.

Total Cases  Active Cases Recoveries Deaths *Population
Carson City 6,415 183 6,109 123 56,546
Douglas County 2,797 92 2,670 35 49,695
Lyon County 3,118 135 2,918 65 57,987
Storey County 100 9 88 3 4,465
Quad-County 12,430 419 11,785 226 168,693

*Population information taken from the Nevada Health Response Dashboard found at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/

COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-In Clinics 

There is a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic tomorrow:

  • Thursday, April 28, 2021 | 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Fernley City Hall (595 Silver Lace Blvd, Fernley)
    • 50 First doses of Moderna
    • Second dose: May 26, 2021

The first doses of the Moderna vaccine are available on a first come, first served basis. Those who previously scheduled an appointment for that date will have their appointments honored. The date for the second dose is provided. Please ensure you are available that day as well to receive your second dose. 

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. Testing is free of charge, no appointments or reservations. To view all upcoming events visit https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/events/.

Date Time Location
5/5/2021 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Douglas Community Center

1329 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville

5/6/2021 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Fernley City Hall

595 Silver Lace Blvd, Fernley 

For COVID-19 questions, vaccine appointment assistance, or to arrange for testing, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The phone number is (775) 434-1988.

Carson City Senior Center is back open for business and caring for our elderly

Latest Information about the Senior Center Reopening Monday, May 3rd

The Carson City Senior Center, located at 911 Beverly Drive, will reopen on Monday, May 3 with regular hours of operation, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dining will return to dine-in, but the drive thru will end on Friday, April 30. However, if clients are not comfortable dining in, they can come inside, check-in and pickup their lunch to-go.
For the time being, tables are limited to four people per table and beverages will include coffee, milk and water. Tables will be set six feet apart to allow for social distancing. Masks are still required, along with social distancing, including while waiting in line.
Volunteers are needed in the dining room as well as for a variety of activities. If you are interested in volunteering, please call (775) 883-0703 and ask to speak with Brooke.
Meals on Wheels will continue operating as it has during the pandemic. The computer lab will remain closed until the end of the month while FEMA staff is moving to a new location.
To learn more about the Carson City Senior Center, please visit https://www.carsoncityseniorcenter.org/

About the Carson City Senior Center –

The mission of the Carson City Senior Center is to enhance the quality of life and independence of seniors. Through congregate dining and Meals on Wheels, the Carson City Senior Center serves hundreds of local seniors. The Center also provides health and fitness education and activities, craft and hobby groups, card and board games and many other services including help with prescriptions, durable medical equipment, tax preparation and many others.
Media Contacts:
Carson City Senior Center
Courtney Warner, Director
(775) 883-0703

Brush Fire south of Carson River Park

1:35pm – Report of a sizeable brush/wildland fire south of Carson River Park.  Numerous fire departments are racing to the scene before structures are threatened.  Fire is on the west bank of the river.

1:39pm – Firefighters and Sheriff’s Deputies discovered smoke near Carson River Park.  They raced out to the banks of the river and found that young people had ignited a fire…most of them getting away while firefighters knocked down the small area that was burning.

1:50pm – Sheriff’s Deputies talked to one young man near the scene.  No word on what he told them.  Bottom line though, this past winter was no drenching downpour for a green spring.  Wildland fires may very well keep our diligent firefighters busy all summer.  Residents are encouraged to create cleared-out “defensible space” from around their houses and outbuildings so a wildland fire doesn’t burn their lives down at the same time.

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