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CC Parks & Recreation Foundation lays down some bucks to expand tennis in Carson City


Parks Foundation Donates Funds for the Centennial Park Tennis Facility

The Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation, at its June Board of Directors meeting, allocated $15,000 of the funds entrusted to it by the old Carson City Tennis Club to initiate the design, planning, and engineering of new tennis courts at Centennial Park.

Once one of the finest tennis facilities in the region, the Centennial Park Tennis Facility suffered from a lack of routine maintenance over the years, which was worsened by significant flood damage occuring during the winter of 2016-2017. The result of this damage and neglect is that most of the courts can no longer support serious play. Simple maintenance and patching will no longer suffice, and a total reconstruction of the courts is necessary.

To that end, the Board of Supervisors recently allocated $333,000 to reconstruct 4 of the 6 courts at the facility, and grants are being sought to cover the reconstruction cost of the remaining 2 courts. Donations, like that just made by the Parks Foundation, can be used as a match in support of the grant applications.

Persons who want to support quality tennis in Carson City are urged to make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation’s Centennial Park Tennis Facility Project. Donations should be sent to: FCCPR, P.O. Box 3266, Carson City NV 89702-3266.

In other matters, the Foundation’s Board elected the following officers for 2012-2022: President, David S. Johnson; Vice-President. Gregg Swift; Treasurer, Lori Bagwell, and Secretary, David C. Bugli. Continuing Directors include Paul Martinovich and Melinda Cash.

For further information about the Foundation, visit and “Like” them on Facebook under “CCParksFoundation;” see their web site at Carsoncityparks.org, or email them at CarsonParksFoundation@gmail.com.

NDOT taking the east shore to a new level…

Public Input Survey from NDOT and others

The U.S. 50 CMP study team would like to hear from you! How do you use U.S. 50 and what are your priorities? Please participate in our public input survey and let your thoughts be heard.

Click “Survey Link”

Study Background & Purpose 

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U.S. 50 along the east shore of Lake Tahoe experiences significant demands from a range of travelers including residents, visitors, recreationalists, commuters and regional traffic. The U.S. 50 East Shore Corridor Management Plan (CMP) will assess and evaluate needs along the 13-mile corridor, from Spooner Summit to the California State Line, within the Lake Tahoe Basin. The CMP will create a mobility vision, develop supporting goals and identify improvement strategies for the corridor based on existing regional plans, stakeholder input and assessment of travel and safety data. The study will examine potential multi-modal solutions, including pedestrian, bicycle and local and regional transit services, as well as innovative transportation and mobility strategies to serve the unique seasonal and massive visitor-driven fluctuations in use. As a planning-level study, the CMP will inform future project development by NDOT and partner agencies. 

Study Goals

The CMP will focus on the following goals which will be further detailed through the active involvement of study partners, stakeholders and the public:

  • Improve Safety
  • Expand Multi-Modal Transportation Choices
  • Enhance the Visitor Experience
  • Protect Lake Tahoe
  • Promote Economic Vitality

NDOT worker shot while on the job – Troopers take out the gunman…

NDOT Employee Struck by Gunfire in Construction Zone on State Route 278.  Shooter killed.

On Wednesday June 16th, a Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) Trooper was traveling northbound on State Route 278 near mile marker 68 in Eureka County, in an active work zone. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) was repaving sections of State Route 278 and was utilizing a pilot car to relay traffic through the work zone.

As the Trooper approached the north end of the road closure, he observed a white Ram cargo van traveling southbound on State Route 278 at a high rate of speed on the outside dirt shoulder. The Trooper soon learned that the driver of the Ram van had fired multiple shots at an NDOT employee, striking him several times. The Trooper provided medical aid and then traveled southbound in an attempt to locate the shooter.

Additional Troopers, as well as Deputies from the Eureka County Sheriff’s Office, located the vehicle approximately 35 miles north of Eureka. The vehicle was successfully disabled with a tire deflation device and ultimately stopped at mile marker 27, north of Garden Pass.

As the suspect got out of his vehicle, he began firing at law enforcement. After an hours-long standoff, and with the assistance of numerous law enforcement agencies, the suspect was located near the van, suffering from a gunshot wound. The adult male suspect was transported from the scene and succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The Nevada Department of Transportation employee was flown from the earlier scene to an area hospital where he remains in stable condition.  Additional details as well as the identity of the suspect will be released in the coming days. 

-Nevada Highway Patrol

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Carson City School Board to Discuss Reopening Plan

Carson City — As part of the Carson City School District’s Safe Reopening Plan for the 2021-2022 school year, the district will host a workshop to discuss and obtain public input Tuesday, June 22, 6 p.m., prior to the scheduled 7 p.m. school board meeting, in the Robert Crowell Board Room at the Carson City Community Center.  It is anticipated that districts and schools will open for the 2021-2022 school year to offer in-person learning to all students.

Schools and districts are to seek public input in determining revisions to its plan. The Carson City School District invites citizens, parents, students, tribal leaders and public agencies to participate. To accommodate student and family health and safety concerns, and the potential need for students to have access to education while under quarantine, all districts and schools will provide a distance education option for students throughout the remainder of the Governor’s Declaration of the COVID-19 emergency. Therefore, all districts and schools must submit a Distance Education Plan for the 2021-22 school year. 

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and end promptly at 7 p.m. Please click here to view the current draft of the Safe School Reopening Plan 2021-2022.  

Pack of wild dogs maul a small deer herd at Lone Mountain Cemetery

What was described as a pack of wild dogs invaded the Lone Mountain Cemetery area Friday evening, pouncing on a small herd of deer.  The deer scattered but the dogs were quicker, badly injuring some of the deer – one of them dying.  Wildlife personnel were quickly dispatched from Reno and upon arrival they managed to save some of the deer.

Those who live in the Lone Mountain Cemetery area are asked to keep a sharp look-out for deer and dogs running at large.  It looks to be a rather rough summer for wildlife.  Hopefully the remaining deer will stick to the outer edges of the city where they can more easily escape any threatening dogs or cougars.

Natural Gas Leak Under the Stove…up Ash Canyon Road

1:12pm  Report of a natural gas leak in the kitchen of a large home at 2032 Ash Canyon Road (at Orchard).  Fire-Rescue is enroute.  Residents have evacuated and are standing outside.

1:23 pm  Firefighters entering the home.  Heading for the kitchen. 

1:28pm   Firefighters inspect the stove.  No gas leak.

Missing teen still not found…

Sara Clark
Missing

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance to locate a runaway juvenile.  On June 13 Sara Clark (15) ran away from her housing in north Carson City.  Her guardian advised that she was concerned for Sara because she had been exposed to persons abusing drugs and alcohol in the past.  Some of these persons allegedly had firearms around the juvenile.  Her guardian is concerned for her safety and would consider missing and endangered.  Anyone providing custodial interference could be charged with a Felony.

Sara is described as a white female juvenile, brown hair and blue eyes.   She is 4’8” tall and is approximately 90 pounds.  She was last seen wearing a tshirt with a cookie on it, blue jeans and black Vans tennis shoes.  Her wear abouts are currently unknown.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900, Detective Christopher Rivera (775) 283-7855, or Sergeant Craig Lowe at (775) 283-7815.

 

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