Atty Gen. Aaron Ford
Attorney General Ford Issues Statement on Officer Shootings
During Local Protests
Las Vegas – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford issued the following statement on the recent officer-involved shootings that took place during local protests in the Las Vegas valley:
“Today I was heartbroken to hear of two officer involved shootings that took place last night in the Las Vegas valley. According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, one officer is in critical condition and the investigation remains ongoing. My family is praying for the families of those who were killed and for the recovery of those injured.
Across Nevada and this nation, people are scared, angry and in pain. Racial injustice has been part of this country’s history since before America was founded continues to this present day. But this country will not absolve its violent history with a violent future. Americans have made great strides towards equality because passionate people took the heat of their anger and used it to forge real change. Thousands of Nevadans have peacefully protested against racial injustice and I encourage those peaceful demonstrations and taking constructive action. Donate to a cause, volunteer with an organization you believe in, and participate in our elections. You may feel helpless right now, but in reality, you have the power here to drive the change we are all seeking for a more equal and just country. “
More information about the shootings and the ongoing investigation can be found on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s website.
7:25am – House fire at 5040 Hells Bells road, toward the east end of Hells Bells Road. Reported to involve heavy damage to the home’s garage and vehicle inside. Appears the fire spread from the garage to the attic over the house. R/V trailer outside was damaged by heat. No injuries. Cause is under investigation.
Candidate for Congress
Carson City, NV, June 1 – Earlier this morning Sunrise Movement Reno Hub, along with two Northern Nevada community leaders, endorsed Patricia Ackerman for Nevada Congressional District 2.
Sunrise Movement Reno stated: “The Reno Sunrise Hub proudly endorses Patricia Ackerman for Congress in Nevada’s second district. We look forward to a fossil free future with your help!”
Patrick Donnelly, Nevada State Director for Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, tweeted: “Patricia Ackerman for Congress is endorsed by Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund and now Sunrise Movement Reno Hub. If bold, rapid action to pursue climate justice is your priority as a voter, then the choice is clear in the NV-02 Democratic primary.”
Patricia Ackerman has made climate change and protecting public lands a centerpiece of her candidacy. As a former high-altitude mountaineer herself who moved to Minden to be closer to the mountains, protecting public lands is of special importance to Ackerman.
Ackerman was also endorsed by Nevada Delegate for Bernie Sanders Lindsy Judd, as well as Community Leader Joanne Fortson.
“We need a CD2 representative with the perspective of rural Nevada,” Judd said. “Her unique experiences feed her passion for solutions to healthcare and education access statewide.”
Forston stated: “I am happy to support the candidacy of Patricia Ackerman for Congressional District 2. She will represent the needs and interests of CD 2 with vigor and integrity.”
About Patricia Ackerman
Patricia Ackerman is the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants who arrived in this country fleeing the destruction of World War II. Patricia’s mother was forced slave labor for Nazi Germany, while her father almost starved to death in a concentration camp. At the age of 15, Patricia left a home plagued by domestic violence. With a GED in hand, Patricia started her own successful small business as an interior landscape designer at the age of 21. Patricia would go on to become an award-winning stage actress, a member of the Long Beach Mounted Police, an FBI independent contractor, and an accomplished high-altitude mountaineer. Patricia’s greatest driving force in her run for public office is her mother. From 2007-2013, Patricia acted as her mother’s primary caregiver. Toward the end of her mother’s life, Patricia could not find a local doctor who would take medicare in a timely fashion. Having to wait weeks, her mother passed away the day before her appointment. Patricia Ackerman wants to lead the charge in producing a healthcare system that is affordable and accessible to Northern Nevada. Follow Patricia on Twitter or Facebook.
9am Fire Alarm sounding and light smoke showing at the Dew Drop In. Firefighters say it’s not a substantial fire. Cooking related. Extinguished. Units are clearing, returning to quarters.
9:30pm Report of a 9-year old girl who was discovered floating in a pool at the Hampton Inn on North Carson Street. People on scene retrieved the girl. She was awakened and appeared to be fully conscious – alert but not talking.
It’s that time of year….AGAIN. Summertime outdoor watering will be limited somewhat so residents and business owners don’t overdo it. It’s an annual reminder that watering every day is a BIG NO-NO. We live on the edge of a desert and we all have to behave like we understand.
Here’s the schedule: June 2nd is the actual first-of-the-week watering day of the season and will be through September 30th. Watering days – for ODD numbered addresses – are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and for EVEN numbered addresses it’s Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Watering is allowed in the morning up to 10am. Then turn it off. Watering can then resume after 6pm. Again, no watering on Mondays.
However, there is hand watering! Hand watering is allowed when flowers, shrubs and vegetables need it. But remember, don’t water when it’s too hot or too windy. Again all outside watering starts Tuesday, June 2nd and runs to the last day of September.
Tough times require tough volunteers to keep the most vulnerable among us alive and thriving. Carson City Kiwanis once again is calling on the Carson City Community to help them serve children, the elderly and disabled – those who are running out of ways to help themselves.
Carson City Kiwanis remains committed to its mission despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to keep the faith, Carson City Kiwanis has set up a link on its website to accept donations for the Meals on Wheels program. ALL proceeds will go to the Meals on Wheels program in Carson City
Carson City Kiwanis asks our fellow Carson City citizens to donate at least $10. But for those who have weathered the Covid-19 plague, donations can be as high as $500. It’s an amount that goes a long way to help our community’s victims of the panemic that will be with us for at least a three to six more months. Many pharmaceutical research firms are getting closer and closer to creating several versions of vaccines to rid our nation and our world of this deadly virus.
In the meantime, we all can donate by going online at carsoncitykiwanis.square.site/product/meals-on-wheels-donation/4 and use your credit or debit card. Whether it’s $10 or $100 or more, you are helping your fellow human beings survive the worst viral invasion in many decades. We all must be life-boats for each other so we all may recover and once again celebrate life in our beautiful and welcoming Carson City.
This fundraiser will be held ongoing through June 7th at which time donation amounts will be totaled and donated to the Carson City Senior Citizen’s Center. Carson City Kiwanis is a an official non-profit charitable organization. Donations are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170.
Please make checks payable to Carson City Kiwanis and write in the memo: Meals on Wheels. Checks can be sent to P.O. Box 922, Carson City, NV 89702-0922.
For more information, please call (775) 400-2650, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a direct message on our Facebook (facebook.com/carsoncitykiwanis) or Instagram (@carsoncitykiwanis).
Carson City Kiwanis
12 midnight – Disturbance at a home in the 2800 block of Oxbow Drive, directly south of Walmart off Lone Mountain. There were reported arguments between family members and possibly those that weren’t family members. There was a scramble by Carson City Deputy Sheriff’s to determine the location of the weapons that were said to be on the property. The weapons were found by deputies. The deputies settled down with family members and tried to get to the bottom of what happened. It did not seem that anyone was injured in the commotion or what triggered it. There were children in the house at the time of the incident.
6:27pm – A motorcyclist was hit pretty hard by a vehicle at Woodside and Desatoya. The motorcycle rider was up and walking around but is bleeding pretty bad from his left hand. He quickly took off running leaving his motorcycle behind.
6:30pm Reports from the scene say the motorcyclist appeared to be drunk and fled the scene. He was described as a white male with black hair and wearing casual clothing. Deputies can probably track him down by his license plate number, even though it’s an expired plate.
Carson City Firefighters were dispatched to the Warm Springs Prison mid-morning on a report of an inmate being stabbed by another inmate. The victim suffered multiple stab wounds. Care Flight landed and picked up the victim and rushed him to Renown in Reno. No word on his condition.
Inmate with multiple stab wounds is loaded aboard a Care Flight air ambulance at Warms Springs Prison
Then later in the morning a fire broke out inside a Carson City Airport storage building. A tall, black column of smoke rose up high in the sky directly north of the Airport Fire Station….so firefighters had a quick jump on it, but it appeared that a lot of damage to the building and its contents may have happened anyway. No injuries reported. No cause yet released.
Care Flight lifts-off bound for Renown in Reno.
Then within minutes a fire broke out at the Carson-Tahoe Airport. A storage building immediately north of the Airport Fire Station began releasing a tall black column of smoke as the contents of a rented building went up in flame. Firefighters quickly shot a lot of water onto the fire and it was out within 15 minutes. Damage to the building and contents was considerable. No cause yet determined.
West side of the burning building. Just earlier dark black smoke was sent high in the air over the airport.
Firefighters wrapping their quick assault on the blaze. Cause of the fire not released yet.