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Bad Crash on Spooner – Car vs two riders on a motorcycle

6:20pm  A car has collided with two riders on a motorcycle about a mile and a half up from the golf course.  The two motorcycle riders were thrown from their vehicle.  Both appear to be injured.  Two medical helicopters are rushing to the scene.

6:45pm  Search and rescue on the ground say there is no need for the helicopters.  One injured motorcycle rider is being taken to Renown in Reno.

Traffic Crash West of Airport and College – One driver critically injured

Flying Injured driver from a bad wreck on west College Parkway to Renown in Reno

3:33pm Report of a rollover accident at Airport and College Parkway.  Driver may have been thrown from his vehicle and is likely to be seriously injured according from information at the scene.

3:42pm  Traffic is shut down east and west on College Parkway from near near Airport Road to Highway 50.  Careflight chopper is enroute to a landing spot to fly the victim to a hospital.

4:00pm  Careflight arrives to pickup up the victim and fly him to the trauma center in Reno.

4:12pm  There was word that the accident was caused by possible reckless driving.  There were reports that the the car that crashed on College Parkway was being chased or was chasing another car as part of an earlier road rage incident.  

Make sure they get to school safely…

YES…it’s getting to be about “that time!”


CARSON CITY – As Carson City and other schools across the state return from summer break over the coming weeks, the Nevada Department of Transportation is reminding drivers, pedestrians, and students to be safe in school zones.

NDOT reminds drivers and pedestrians of the following laws (

  • No speeding in school zones

Follow all school zone speed limits

Note that hours of reduced school zone speed limits vary per school- always be attentive

  • No passing in school zones

Do not pass or overtake another vehicle traveling the same direction in a school zone. This includes on roads with multiple lanes in the same direction.

Stop for/do not pass school buses stopping to pick up or let students out

  • No U-turns in school zones

NDOT has also launched a school zone safety campaign. Roadside banners have been installed in select school locations statewide reminding drivers that it is illegal to pass in school zones.

The campaign is spearheaded by the Nevada Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to Schools Program. The program collaborates with schools year-round to improve students’ ability to safely walk and bike to school by providing students with bicycling and pedestrian education and activities, such as Walk and Bike to School Day.

“Many schools haven’t had as much in-person student presence over the past year due to the pandemic,” NDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Coordinator Albert Jacquez explained. “Having a break from these traditional school zone driving routines doesn’t mean that safety should take a break. We all must share the road to keep everyone safe.”

Nevadans can visit for school zone information, resources and contacts.


  • Plan your route.
  • Stay visible. Wear light and bright colored clothing.  If you must be out at night, wear reflective clothing. 
  • Stay alert. Put your phone down and do not wear headphones.  
  • Walk on sidewalks. If no sidewalks are available, ensure that there is safe distance between yourself and passing vehicles and walk facing traffic.
  • Make eye contact with the drivers and make sure all cars have stopped before crossing. When possible, cross at a crosswalk. “Locked Eyes Save Lives:”


  • Always drive attentively and obey all school zone traffic control, including reduced school zone speeds.
  • When approaching school zones and crosswalks, reduce speed and be prepared to stop.
  • Stop for pedestrians and bicyclists and wait for them to cross completely.
  • Never pass a car that has stopped at a cross walk.
  • Obey the three-foot rule: when passing a bicycle, allow for at least three feet of clearance between the vehicle and bicyclist.
  • Never drive distracted or impaired.

Carson City August Wine Walk is cancelled

August Wine Walk – Cancelled

Due to current and projected, hazardous air quality conditions, and for the safety of our participants and volunteers, the August Wine Walk has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. All ticket sales have been refunded. We will see you all in September.

Traffic Crash on Highway 50 near Classy Seconds

One of a number of vehicles damaged by a chain reaction crash on Highway 50E near Classy Seconds. One vehicle reportedly took off.

4:15pm  Traffic crash involving a number of vehicles in a chain reaction near Classy Seconds on Highway 50 East.  Traffic is still moving, but be extra careful.  One witness said no one was seriously injured.

Quad-County COVID-19 Weekly Update: July 29- August 4, 2021

Covid-19 Virus

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is providing the Quad-County community with a weekly update for the week starting July 29 and ending August 4, 2021.

COVID-19 Case Update

For the week, CCHHS is reporting 2 deaths, 305 new cases, and 101 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 13,798, with 13,047 recoveries and 235 deaths; 516 cases remain active.

Total Cases  Active Cases Recoveries Deaths *Population
Carson City 6,818 145 6,547 126 56,546
Douglas County 3,177 124 3,016 37 49,695
Lyon County 3,679 246 3,364 69 57,987
Storey County 124 1 120 3 4,465
Quad-County 13,798 516 13,047 235 168,693

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

Carson City had 1 death, 78 new cases, and 31 additional recoveries of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Carson City is 13 new cases per day with a 14.2% test positivity rate.

Douglas County had 63 new cases and 13 additional recoveries of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Douglas County is 7 new cases per day with a 16.0% test positivity rate.

Lyon County had 1 death, 164 new cases, and 57 additional recoveries of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Lyon County is 15 new cases per day with a 16.3% test positivity rate.

Storey County had 0 new cases and 0 additional recoveries of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Storey County is 0 new cases per day with a 0.0% test positivity rate. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Update 

As of August 4, 2021, approximately 171,191 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered by Quad-County providers. CCHHS has administered 69,484 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Approximately 74,506 Quad-County residents have completed vaccination (received both doses of a 2-dose series vaccine such as Pfizer or Moderna or received the single dose Janssen vaccine) and 82,389 have initiated it (received the first dose of a 2-dose series such as Pfizer or Moderna). Data is not CCHHS’ and is taken from the Nevada Health Response Dashboard which can be found at

In Carson City, 29,184 residents have been completely vaccinated and 32,043 have initiated vaccination. Approximately 58.33% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination.

In Douglas County, 22,737 residents have been completely vaccinated and 24,676 have initiated vaccination. Approximately 51.53% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination.

In Lyon County, 21,922 residents have been completely vaccinated and 24,931 have initiated vaccination. Approximately 43.73% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination.

In Storey County, 663 residents have been completely vaccinated and 739 have initiated vaccination. Approximately 16.2% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination. 

Upcoming CCHHS Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics 

All vaccines are available on a walk-in basis at every event for first and second doses. COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or proof of first dose is required for second dose. To find more COVID-19 vaccination events visit

Pfizer- Ages 12+ Moderna– 18+ Janssen- 18+
Date Time Location
8/10/2021 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Yerington Community Center

14 E. Goldfield Ave, Yerington

8/12/2021 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Douglas County Senior Center

1329 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville

8/17/2021 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Carson City Community Center Ponderosa Room

851 E. William St, Carson City

8/18/2021 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mark Twain Community Center

500 Sam Clemens Ave, Dayton

8/19/2021 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fernley City Hall

595 Silver Lace Blvd, Fernley


Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing For Those With Symptoms Or Who Have Been Exposed

CCHHS will be hosting COVID-19 testing events throughout the Quad-County Region. These events are for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Tests are available on a first come, first serve basis; no appointments or pre-registration needed.

  • August 10, 2021 | 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Yerington Community Center (14 E Goldfield Ave, Yerington)
  • August 12, 2021 | 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Douglas County Senior Center (1329 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville)

CCHHS is resuming testing at our building in Cason City. Testing is for those who are experiencing symptoms and will take place one day a week, by appointment only! CCHHS testing is subject to change based on demand and transmission. To be tested, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline at (775)434-1988. To find additional COVID-19 testing locations visit

For COVID-19 questions, testing, or vaccine assistance, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The hotline is closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch. The phone number is (775) 434-1988.

NV Highway Patrol joins forces to stop pedestrian injuries and death

The Nevada Highway Patrol and other Nevada law enforcement agencies are participating in the Joining Forces program urging pedestrians and drivers alike to be aware of each other and share the road responsibly. From August 9th through the 25th the Joining Forces law enforcement team will be issuing citations to pedestrians and motorists who are violating traffic safety laws.

At some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian. Between 2014 and 2018, 387 pedestrians lost their lives on Nevada’s roadways. In an effort to reverse the trend of pedestrian injuries and deaths, Troopers will be looking for traffic offenses made by both drivers and pedestrians.

The Nevada Highway Patrol remains dedicated to bringing the number of fatalities on our roadways to zero through promoting safe pedestrian and motorist behavior. Whether you are in a vehicle or on foot, stay alert and safely share the road.

Carson City Supervisors begin thinking about how to spend tax money on roads vs. beautification

Carson City City Hall

Carson City Supervisors Thursday started to take a 10,000 foot view of the town’s streets, parks, business sectors and neighborhoods while also acknowledging where more tax money is going to come from to pay for it all.

A few supervisors questioned the city’s massive south Carson Street upgrade which is probably good for certain businesses but takes money away from other improvements in other business and neighborhood areas along with new arterials.

City supervisors struggled to create a context of what improvements should be made across our Capital City and speculated various new ideas.  But the discussion became a little constrained when cost estimates started being mentioned.  The supervisors said they’d have to see how far the federal money now being circulated east-west, north and south will endure and what the bottom line for Carson City will be heading into next year and upcoming years looking over the horizon.

Drive-up Marijuana Sales inches closer to reality…

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The Carson City Board of Supervisors, on a split vote today, barely passed a new city ordinance that would make marijuana sales outside a regular marijuana shop part of the sales process. After the Covid-19 emerged, marijuana buyers tended to shy away from getting into crowded marijuana shops.  These days marijuana customers want to remain outside those shops to conduct their cash-only marijuana purchases – safer in the open air where Covid-19 viruses are more widely dispersed. 

The vote among the Carson City Supervisors, as mentioned above, tentatively approved the arrangement but postponed the actual new ordinance taking effect until next week.  Stay tuned.


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