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Trying to fill a vacant Nevada Senate seat – split between Carson City and Washoe County

Carson City City Hall

Carson City
City Manager’s Office
201 North Carson Street, Suite 2 Carson City, Nevada 89701 Carson.org

Date: October 22, 2021
Contact: Nancy Paulson, City Manager
Phone: (775) 887-2100
Subject: Carson City begins process to fill vacant Nevada Senate seat

Applications for Senate District 16 to be accepted from October 22-28, 2021

(Carson City, NV) – The Carson City Board of Supervisors and the Washoe County Board of County Commissioners will appoint a resident of Senate District 16 to fill the Senate seat vacated by the resignation of Senator Ben Kieckhefer earlier this month.

As required by state law, an appointee to the vacant Senate seat must: (1) be a qualified elector; (2) currently reside in the Senate District and have lived there as of September 29, 2021; (3) have been an actual, as opposed to constructive, citizen resident of Nevada for 1 year preceding the date of appointment; (4) be a registered member of the same political party as the outgoing Senator (Republican); (5) be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment; and (6) meet all other qualifications for the office as required by the Nevada Constitution and state law. The application period for consideration opens at 9:00 a.m. on October 22, 2021 and closes at 12:00 p.m. on October 28, 2021. An application can be found at the link here. Applications will not be accepted outside of the application period.

Applications can be emailed to SD16application@washoecounty.gov or delivered in person during regular business hours to the Washoe County Administrative Complex, County Manager’s Office, 1001 East 9th Street, Reno.

Because Senate District 16 spans two counties, both the Carson City Board of Supervisors and the Washoe County Board of County Commissioners must decide on a single appointment. Carson City Supervisors will interview applicants and select a single candidate to nominate at its meeting on November 4, 2021 and the Washoe County Commissioners will meet on November 9, 2021 to do the same. The two county boards will meet jointly on November 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. to make the final appointment to fill the vacancy.

This process must be conducted immediately because the Nevada Legislature is expected to convene a Special Session this year to determine redistricting based on the results of the 2020 U.S. Census.

Any person who is interested in applying can check his or her district by entering a home address on the Nevada Legislature’s “Who’s My Legislator” website.

Burglars looked to be taking their time during their thievery in downtown Carson City

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking information for a commercial burglary that occurred around 08:04 am on Sunday October 24th at Downtown Coin located at 111 West Telegraph Street.

Video surveillance from inside the business showed three masked black male adults force entry into the business where they broke several glass display cases and stole a large amount of property. Loss of property and damage is at estimated over $10,000.

A suspect vehicle has been identified as a grey Nissan Altima with unknown Utah license plates. The Nissan entered Carson City from Washoe County on North Carson Street at approximately 07:45 am. The Nissan left Carson City toward Washoe Co. at 8:14 in the morning. The Carson City Sheriff’s Investigation is also seeking any witnesses to the burglary, including the driver of a late 90’s, early 2000’s black Chevy Silverado, extra cab with a tool box. The Chevy truck parked across Carson Street on Telegraph facing the burglary location and the Chevy drove away North on Carson Street as the burglars left the business.

Attached are photographs of the suspects, suspect vehicle and possible witness vehicle.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Investigation Division, Detective Sam Hatley (775)283-7852, Sgt. Craig Lowe (775)283-7815

Case # 2021-7074

“All Night Vigil” on stages in Reno and Virginia City

Carson Chamber Singers, a 44-member chorus directed by Richard Hutton, performs the a cappella masterwork, “All-Night Vigil” by Sergei Rachmaninoff in two beautiful venues: St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral (310 W. 2nd Street, Reno) on Saturday, Nov. 6th, at 7pm and St. Mary in the Mountains (111 E Street, Virginia City) on Sunday, Nov. 7th, at 4pm. The concert is 60 minutes without intermission.
 
Choral Director Hutton said, “All-Night Vigil, commonly known as ‘Vespers,’ is a work that the singers are excited to perform. The chant-based music is gorgeous.”
General admission tickets are $15; discounted tickets for seniors (age 62 plus), students, and members of the Carson City Symphony Association are $12. Youth ages 18 and under are admitted free. Tickets are available online at CCSymphony.com, on Facebook.com/CarsonCitySymphony, and at the door.
Buy tickets HERE for Reno, Nov. 6
Buy tickets HERE for Virginia City, Nov. 7
Founded in 1985 as a performing group of the Carson City Symphony Association, the Carson Chamber Singers have sung at several venues in northern Nevada and in California. Concerts are supported in part by public funds through a grant to the Carson City Symphony Association from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by private donations

CC School District Seeking new Superintendant in Community Survey

School District Seeks Desirable Characteristics of New Superintendent in Community Survey  

Carson City, Nev. (Oct. 27, 2021) — With the scheduled retirement of Superintendent Richard Stokes, set for June 2022, the Carson City School District and the Board of Trustees are reaching out to parents, families, staff and community members to provide essential feedback in a survey to help determine the most desirable characteristics in their search for the new, incoming superintendent.  

Some examples of characteristics include the following. 

  • Personal integrity 
  • Educational expertise 
  • Exceptional communication skills 
  • News media interview experience 
  • Team-mindedness 
  • Fiscally focused 
  • Values technology 
  • Business/budget skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Instructional skills 
  • Good skills working with the board 
  • Focused on student achievement 
  • Good skills in working with staff 
  • Good skills in working with patrons

“Although there are common characteristics that each community desires, there are frequently board and community-specific characteristics that will separate specific candidates from others during the screening process,” said Carson City School Board President Joe Cacioppo. “Collecting data from this survey will assist us and our screening team in identifying these unique and desirable characteristics as we evaluate each candidate.” 

Available in English or Spanish, the survey may be completed using a desktop computer or mobile device. Participation in the survey is voluntary and responses will remain anonymous. 

Hosted by the Nevada Association of School Boards (NASB) Superintendent Search Service, the online survey is open from Oct. 27 through Nov. 5, 2021. Access the survey by clicking here. Community feedback is valuable, and the Carson City School District hopes that families will take a few moments to participate.

Take the survey in English here. 

Take the survey in Spanish here. 

Nevada Day Parade and Celebration – October 29th Kick Off

Each October, Nevadans turn their attention to Carson City, home of the “official” Nevada Day Parade and celebration. Since 1938, the annual Nevada Day festivities in Carson City have been a coming together to celebrate Nevada’s heritage and the founding of this great state on October 31, 1864!

Party like it’s your birthday too! We have a full weekend of events scheduled for you and the whole family. Be sure to watch the video above to better grasp why locals and visitors love this holiday so much. We hope you’ll join us for Nevada Day!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

With events spanning the entire weekend, it’s the perfect time for a weekend getaway or a staycation. 

FRIDAY
Blinky Man Ride & BaCrawlr   McFadden Plaza | Friday, Oct. 29th | 6:30pm

V&T Railway Train Rides |  Eastgate Depot | V&T Trains Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 a.m 

| Wednesday, Thursday & FridayRailbike Tours  8:30, 10:30, 12:30: 2:30 & 4:30 | Saturday & Sunday 11:00 and 1:00

Nevada State Railroad Museum | Nevada Day Rides | Friday – Saturday 29th-30th | 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Free Admission

SATURDAY
32nd Annual Pancake Breakfast | Governor’s Mansion | 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Balloon Launch | Saturday, Oct. 30st | 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Viewable from Downtown Carson City

Annual Nevada Day Classic Run & Walk | 8:00 a.m.

Parade Begins | 10:00 a.m.

48th Annual World Championship Rock Drilling Contest | Max Casino parking lot | 11:00 a.m.

Beard Contest | McFadden Plaza | Saturday, Oct. 31st | Following the Parade

Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum | Special Opening & Demonstrations | 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Fairy Tale Express | Mills Park | Saturday Oct. 30th | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 31st | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Nevada Day Craft Show | Carson Mall | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Curry Street After Party | Telegraph Square | Following Parade approximately 4pm

Plus a Chili Feed, Nevada Builders Foundation Breakfast and more can be found by clicking the button below.

SUNDAY
 Historic West Side Trick or Treating |  As per tradition, the Governor and the First Lady will be passing out candy to trick or treaters at the Governor’s Mansion, located at 606 Mountain St., among the spooky decorations and the numerous other homes decorated to the nines also handing out candy.

BONUS! Join us next weekend November 6th for the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration at the Nevada State Museum!

Trying to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic with a little fun…

Carson City

FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS

CELEBRATING QUALITY OF LIFE IN CARSON CITY

(Carson City, NV) – November 2021 commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Quality-of-Life Initiative (QOL), a voter approved sales tax dedicated to parks, trails, open space, and the Boys and Girls Club in Carson City. Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space invites the community to celebrate with a fun variety of free activities for all ages and abilities.

QOL generated more than $55 million in revenue since its inception and leveraged nearly $12 million in grants. It preserved thousands of acres of open space and constructed miles of public trails. QOL funded important projects such as the Robert “Bob” Crowell Multipurpose Athletic Center; renovated the Bob Boldrick Theater and the Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range; and made improvements to Fuji, Mills, Centennial, and many other parks in Carson City. The capital city has more parks per capita than the national average, consisting of over 8,000-acres of parks, trails, and open space.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • BOOnanza at Mills Park, October 28, 4pm-7pm.
  • Quality of Life Celebration at Silver Saddle Ranch, October 29, 1pm-5pm
  • Can’t Dodge This Dodgeball Tournament at the MAC, November 5, 5pm-10pm
  • Historical Tour at Silver Saddle Ranch, November 6, 10am-11am
  • Autumn trail river bike ride, November 6, 10am-11am
  • Beginner Pickleball Clinics at the MAC, November 6, 13, and 20, 9am-11am
  • Shooting Day at Carson Rifle and Pistol Range, November 13, 8am-4:30pm
  • Fall Full Moon Hike at V & T Trail, November 19, 6pm-7:30pm
  • Swim Day at Carson Aquatic Facility, November 20, 12:30pm-4pm
  • Jr. Ranger Day at Carson River Park, November 20, 10am-2pmFor a full description of Quality-of-Life Month activities, please visit Carson.org/parks.

Anti-Covid-19 booster shots are on the way…

Boosters recommended for all three Covid-19 vaccines for qualified groups

State health officials have announced approval and guidance for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster vaccinations, in addition to the previously announced booster approval for the Pfizer vaccine. These vaccines are now also authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Under these recommendations the following groups qualify for booster doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine at least six months after their second shot:

* People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster.
* People ages 50 to 64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster.
* People ages 18 to 49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster.
* People ages 18 to 64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of an occupational or institutional setting that puts them at higher risk may receive a booster (this includes health care workers and teachers, for example).
* A booster dose for Johnson & Johnson is recommended for everyone who received the vaccine, at least two months after the first dose.
* National and state health agencies have also authorized “mixing and matching” of the three vaccine brands for boosters, meaning a person may get a booster dose of a different vaccine than they originally received.

Check your local pharmacies to learn when the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available in the Carson City area.

Looking for a new State Senator

Nevada State Capitol

Applications for Senate District 16 to be accepted from October 22-28, 2021

(Carson City, NV) – The Carson City Board of Supervisors and the Washoe County Board of County Commissioners will appoint a resident of Senate District 16 to fill the Senate seat vacated by the resignation of Senator Ben Kieckhefer earlier this month.

As required by state law, an appointee to the vacant Senate seat must: (1) be a qualified elector; (2) currently reside in the Senate District and have lived there as of September 29, 2021; (3) have been an actual, as opposed to constructive, citizen resident of Nevada for 1 year preceding the date of appointment; (4) be a registered member of the same political party as the outgoing Senator (Republican); (5) be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment; and (6) meet all other qualifications for the office as required by the Nevada Constitution and state law. The application period for consideration opens at 9:00 a.m. on October 22, 2021 and closes at 12:00 p.m. on October 28, 2021. An application can be found at the link here. Applications will not be accepted outside of the application period.

Applications can be emailed to SD16application@washoecounty.gov or delivered in person during regular business hours to the Washoe County Administrative Complex, County Manager’s Office, 1001 East 9th Street, Reno.

Because Senate District 16 spans two counties, both the Carson City Board of Supervisors and the Washoe County Board of County Commissioners must decide on a single appointment. Carson City Supervisors will interview applicants and select a single candidate to nominate at its meeting on November 4, 2021 and the Washoe County Commissioners will meet on November 9, 2021 to do the same. The two county boards will meet jointly on November 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. to make the final appointment to fill the vacancy.

This process must be conducted immediately because the Nevada Legislature is expected to convene a Special Session this year to determine redistricting based on the results of the 2020 U.S. Census.

Any person who is interested in applying can check his or her district by entering a home address on the Nevada Legislature’s “Who’s My Legislator” website.