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Fixin’ up Carson City parks…

Sonoma Park getting more than a facelift…

Ahhhh…much better!!

Sonoma Park, Turf Maintenance Closure and New Summer Hours

In an effort to rehabilitate the heavily used lawn areas at Sonoma Park, City staff will be reseeding thin areas and applying soil amendment; the park will be closed March 22 through April 13, 2021 to allow the new grass seed to properly germinate and thrive.

Beginning April 19th Sonoma Park will be closed every Monday morning until noon through early November for maintenance. The morning closure is necessary as it provides the opportunity for staff to mow and conduct maintenance tasks while ensuring the safety of park users. Sonoma Park gates will be locked weekly at dusk on Sunday evenings and the park will reopen when weekly maintenance procedures are completed.

For more information on Sonoma Park, visit or email the Parks Operations Manager at

Sonoma Park is owned and managed by Carson City, through its Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department. Our mission is to provide exceptional parks, open space, and diverse recreational opportunities to enhance the quality of life in Carson City, while preserving our natural resources for future generations

Ya gotta learn exactly when to burn….

The Carson City Fire Department will allow open burning March 13th to April 4th.

The purpose of the open burn period is to provide residents an opportunity to dispose of accumulated weeds and yard debris. In order to make this a safe endeavor for those involved, the Carson City Fire Department will require a burn permit.

Permits can be obtained online at our website Click on the notice for “Open Burn” and it will take you to a form that you will need to print and have on your person when burning.

Due to the closing of our main office to the public, permits will NOT be available on a walk-in basis.

For additional questions or concerns, please call the Carson City Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Division at 887-2210, ext. 7145, 8a-5p, Monday through Friday.

Update from Carson City Schools…

In-Person Learning for Carson City 7-8 Graders, 4-days per week, to Begin March 23  

The Carson City School District School Board of Trustees voted unanimously to offer in-person, on-campus instruction to all seventh and eighth graders, four days a week, Tuesdays through Fridays. The first official day of this more traditional education model will begin at the start of the final fourth quarter, Tuesday, March 23rd. The district previously announced a return to four-days-per-week, in-person learning for 3rd to 6th grade students Jan. 19, 2021 and all Pre-K to 2nd graders Oct. 20th.  

“Students and families currently enrolled in the full-remote model at any school will continue to have the option to remain in the full-remote model if they choose,” said Richard Stokes, superintendent for the Carson City School District. “Hybrid students not interested in attending 4-days per week may elect to transition to full-remote learning. Further adjustments to school operations may be made if additional restrictions are removed.”  read more…

A sequel to Keystone Crooks with weapons and bullets

Two armed men stormed an apartment on Woodside Drive Monday afternoon.  The two men ordered the occupants to turn over ten thousand dollars in valuables including weapons.  The occupants of the apartment told the armed men that they were holding up the wrong apartment and for them to leave – which they did – rather rapidly.

Perhaps figuring things out a little more clearly, the two armed men eventually showed up later that evening at another apartment on Woodside.  According to authorities Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies got wind of what was happening and made a B-line to the other apartment in the area – still close to the original incident location.  Deputies quickly figured out “who-was-who-and-what-was-what” over disputed property and the two original intruders were arrested.

Deputies booked both gunmen into the Carson City Jail where they were charged with home invasion and burglary among other charges.

NHP Investigating Fatal Crash on US-50 at Douglas County MM 3

NHP Investigating Fatal Crash on US-50 at Douglas County Mile Marker 3 – NHP photo

On Sunday Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a fatal crash involving three vehicles on US-50 at Douglas County mile marker 3.  Preliminary investigation shows that a silver 2015 Subaru Impreza was eastbound in the right lane on US-50 approaching a green 2001 Toyota Tacoma pickup. The Tacoma was traveling eastbound on US-50 in the left lane. The driver of the Subaru failed to maintain their travel lane and entered the left lane occupied by the Tacoma. The left front of the Subaru struck the right rear of the Tacoma. Both vehicles overturned and entered the westbound travel lanes. The Tacoma landed on the hood of a silver 1999 Toyota Corolla traveling westbound in the right lane.

The driver of the Toyota Tacoma pickup – Rafael Cortez, a 52-year-old Gardnerville resident – was declared deceased at the scene.

This crash is being investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command West Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.)

Just because you got your second Covid shot doesn’t mean you’re home free…

The shot that cures

Have You Been Fully Vaccinated?

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until your vaccine is circulating through your body.  That can take up to two to three weeks.  So you’re still on a short leash – and even then the Centers for Disease Control wants us to keep wearing our masks until at least Thanksgiving.

Natural Gas Leak at Kings Canyon and South Ormsby

12:50pm  Report of a homeowner at 1555 Kings Canyon Road digging in his yard and punctured a natural gas line.  Carson City Fire-Rescue is enroute.  Stay clear of the area.

12:55pm  Fire-Rescue says there’s a dug hole in the home’s yard.  They’re setting up to protect the area while they try to seal off the leak.

12:57pm  Firefighters say the gas company is already on scene and will be working to repair the line.

12:59pm  Gas line is clamped.  Repairs are underway.

Driver with medical issue plows into Little Caesar’s Pizza on Hwy 50

2:30pm  A young man driving alone is suspected of having an eruption of a medical issue that caused him to crash  his car into the Little Caesars Restaurant on Highway 50 E.  His car jumped the sidewalk and drove into the restaurant’s pizza preparation area.  Fortunately no one was hurt – except for the building. 

Sheriff’s deputies re-iterated that the accident may have been caused by a medical issue.

Sometimes things go on and on and on….until the end…

Lennette Kimmins
Contraband Drugs

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team (SET) in collaboration with other agencies executed a search warrant for two rooms at the Frontier Motel located at 1718 N Carson Street in Carson City. During the search, Investigators located Narcotics along with Drug Paraphernalia.

Lennette Kimmins was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Carson City Code Enforcement responded and officially declared both rooms unfit for use based on prior living conditions. Both rooms at the motel were officially condemned.