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Traffic Crash at Imperial and College

11:15am Traffic crash at College and Imperial – two vehicles. Sheriff’s Deputies report that there are injuries in both vehicles – one woman with a head injury, another with chest pain and a five year old with a possible arm injury.  Appears to be a rear-end type collision.

Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players

Adult Intermediate String Ensemble Seeks Members

Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players (NQR), a program of the Carson City Symphony Association for adults who recently began to play—or returned to playing—string instruments, is looking for additional people who want a chance to play with a friendly, noncompetitive, welcoming ensemble.

NQR meets weekly, September to June, on Thursday mornings from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive, under the direction of Symphony Associate Concertmaster Laura Gibson.  Participants, ranging in age from twenties to eighties, develop skills in ensemble music playing and performance.  Current guidelines require face masks be worn in the building.

Laura Gibson said, “Some of our players have ‘graduated’ from NQR and now play with local community orchestras, and some play in both. We have openings for more violin, viola, cello, and bass players. NQR is a drop-in activity with no auditions and no fees, although donations and Symphony Association memberships are welcome. We even provide the sheet music!”

For more information about joining NQR, contact Education Director Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584 or susanjesch@gmail.com. This free program is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by private donations.

CONSORT CANZONA EARLY MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

CONSORT CANZONA EARLY MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

BEGINS REHEARSALS at CARSON CITY SENIOR CENTER

Consort Canzona, an early music performing group of the Carson City Symphony Association, rehearses on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive. The ensemble – recorders, cello, and harpsichord – plays music from the Renaissance through the Baroque periods and has openings for experienced recorder players.  

Current COVID-19 guidelines require face masks be worn in the building except when playing, and that musicians be fully vaccinated. Participation is free; donations and Symphony Association memberships are welcome. 

For more information, contact Jane Johnson, 775-267-3427 or jane3491@charter.net, or call the Symphony Association at 775-883-4154.

Carson City Symphony Association performing groups are supported in part by public funds through a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by private donations. 

More jobs emerging despite the continued pounding from Covid-19

Covid-19 Virus

According to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s August economic report, Nevada added 11,900 jobs over the month as the state continues to recover from the COVID recession.

Employment remains below normal levels, but they’re up 103,300 since August of last year – an annual increase of 8.3%. The large increase in employment over the year reflects the significant effects of the pandemic over the last year – thousands of lost jobs since the beginning of the pandemic.  There have been improvements along the way but again slowed by the stubborn resistance from those who refuse to get vaccinated.

Total statewide employment is estimated to be 1,350,400.

Las Vegas employment increased by 7,000 jobs (0.7 percent) since July, an increase of 78,700 jobs (8.9 percent) since August 2020.
– Reno employment had an increase of 900 jobs (0.4 percent) since July, an increase of 13,600 jobs (5.8 percent) since August 2020.
– Carson City employment had an increase of 300 jobs (1.0 percent) since July, an increase of 1,300 jobs (4.4 percent) since August 2020.

Overall, employment continued to recover at a rapid pace. The nearly twelve thousand jobs added over the month is near the high end of the COVID recovery period, rebounding from a slower pace in July. The leisure and hospitality industry added the most jobs over the month, adding 3,900 jobs since July. The state’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.7 percent this month, likely to remain one of the highest rates in the nation and reflecting the long road still to travel in order to restore the state’s labor market.”

To see additional labor market data view the department’s employment and unemployment dashboards located at www.nevadaworkforce.com.

Young male pulls out a gun at Mills Park

6:35pm  Report from Mills Park of a hispanic boy, age 17, 5 foot 3, wearing black with a black hat.  Witness says he pulled a gun from his backpack.  Then he put it back into the backpack.

6:44pm  Sheriff’s Deputies disarm the boy.

6:45pm  Turns out that the boy’s weapon was a B-B gun.  Deputies are talking with the boy.

And “The scams go on, and the scams go on…”

Attorney General Ford Announces Sentencing of Man on Multiple Transactions Involving Fraud or Deceit 

Reno, NV – Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that Alec Steven Kolodge, 26, of Reno, was sentenced to two to 10 years in prison for committing multiple transactions involving fraud or deceit. Second Judicial District Court Judge Tammy Riggs handed down the sentence, which also included $145,728 in restitution payments to the victims, on Thursday. The crimes were committed between February 2017 and November 2018 and carried a maximum sentence of 20 years.   

“My office will aggressively pursue and prosecute individuals like Kolodge,” said AG Ford. “His conviction should warn criminals that we will not tolerate fraud or deceit in Nevada, and it should reassure Nevadans that we will protect you from these schemes.” 

Kolodge posed as a pharmaceutical company manager or officer as part of his elaborate scheme to swindle nearly $500,000 from family, friends, employees and others. He defrauded many with cons, which included offering non-existent employment at sham businesses, passing bad checks and using a false name. 

The investigation of this case was jointly conducted by the FBI and investigators in the Nevada Attorney General’s Office. The Attorney General’s Criminal Prosecution Division prosecuted this case.

Crook who wasn’t aware of security cameras. Know him? Call 9-1-1.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance with identifying and locating an unidentified man who on August 14th, 2021 at about 5:00 pm stole a wallet from a purse. The victim was shopping at Costco looking at items in the isles. Her purse was in her shopping cart. She was not far from her shopping cart when the suspect removed the wallet from her purse.
The following photographs was taken from video surveillance footage and depicts the White or Hispanic male who was wearing a white colored shirt with “DKNY” logo on the front, has black hair, blue jeans, white and black tennis           shoes, and green hat.

Cello Talk with Priscilla Hawkins in Carson City

Carson City Symphony Association Presents

Cello Talk and Workshop with Priscilla Hawkins
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

 

The Carson City Symphony Association will hold a Lecture-Demonstration-Workshop on Tuesday, September 21, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., in the orchestra/band room at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road, Carson City.  The event features Priscilla Hawkins, who has performed as cello soloist and chamber musician; taught strings and presented cello workshops in Michigan, and California; been guest Master Teacher in the Azores Islands; and recorded two CDs.

Ms. Hawkins will discuss “The History and Development of the Cello,” and then lead a workshop on “The Mechanics of Producing Your Best Cello Tone.” The presentation will include a rare, brief video of brilliant cellist Emanuel Feuermann playing “Spinning Song” by Popper in the 1930s.

Carson City Symphony’s “Symphony Youth Strings” cellists, Carson City Middle and High School orchestra cellists, and adult cellists will participate. Student musicians and the public are invited to attend as observers.

Admission to the Cello Lecture-Demonstration-Workshop is free. Current COVID-19 guidelines require all participants and visitors to be masked in the building.

This event is a partnership between the Carson City Symphony Association and the Carson City School District, and is funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154, email carsoncitysympony@gmail.com, or see CCSymphony.com.

Nevada AG joins the battle against Texas abortion debacle…

Aaron Ford
Nevada AG

Attorney General Ford Joins Coalition in Support of DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Texas Abortion Ban
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Amicus Brief Filed in Federal District Court Rejects Texas Law Banning Abortions After Six Weeks

Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford today joined a coalition of 24 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) challenge to Texas’ new unconstitutional six week ban on abortions.

The brief specifically supports DOJ’s motion for a preliminary injunction of the law, which went into effect earlier this month.  “Let me make this clear, Texas has directly attacked the constitutional reproductive rights of its residents, who must be allowed to access safe and legal abortions,” said AG Ford. “The Texas abortion ban is a push for control by a movement who wants to return our nation to the past. We must learn from the mistakes of the past, not repeat them. Women must be allowed to make their own decisions when it comes to their health care and bodily autonomy.”

The brief, filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, argues that by banning nearly all pre-viability abortions within Texas’s borders, the law, Senate Bill 8 (S.B. 8), violates nearly 50 years of Supreme Court precedent affirming the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy before viability. The brief further contends that the Texas Legislature sought to circumvent prior Supreme Court rulings and to prevent judicial review of the law by delegating enforcement authority to private individuals instead of the government and, as such, S.B. 8 is an “unprecedented attack on our constitutional order” and the rule of law.
The coalition contends that the clear purpose of S.B. 8’s private enforcement scheme is to produce an “across-the-board ban on constitutionally protected activity,” and that the private enforcement mechanism does not shield Texas’s unconstitutional law from judicial review.

The brief describes how Texas created a structure within its state court system that requires courts to provide monetary and injunctive relief to claimants who bring cases against providers and those who “aid and abet” such constitutionally protected care. The coalition argues that the federal district court should not allow Texas to render the constitutionally protected rights recognized in Roe v. Wade legally void through the law’s transparent scheme.  The brief describes how the law is already significantly impacting abortion provider clinics in Texas and beyond, including in amici states. Clinics in nearby states are already reporting a rise in calls from Texas patients seeking abortions, and one day after the law went into effect, all abortion clinics in New Mexico were reportedly booked for weeks. This rise in abortion caseloads in other states from Texas patients and the increase in needed travel for patients could result in many people – especially low- income people – being unable to receive the care they need.

The law also threatens the many people who help patients in Texas obtain access to an abortion by creating a more than $10,000 potential liability for anyone who so much as gives a patient a ride to an abortion provider or otherwise “aids or abets” an abortion. The amici states, the brief explains, are committed to shielding their residents and clinicians from these harms when they help a patient in Texas obtain constitutionally protected care.

Finally, the brief argues that it is essential for the federal district court to enjoin the law immediately to stop the irreparable harm that S.B. 8 is inflicting on people in Texas and across the country including the amici states. Forcing a patient to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term, the brief argues, will lead to negative health and socioeconomic consequences, including placing people who are forced to carry a pregnancy to term at greater risk of life-threatening illnesses and harming their ability to maintain full-time employment.

In addition to Nevada, other states joining the amicus brief include the attorneys general of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

CC Board of Supervisors moving the city forward…

A contract involving the state and the city of Carson City will soon be using prison inmate services year-round to maintain park upkeep throughout Carson City’s parks system. The contract is to run through June 30, 2025 and includes provisions for earlier termination if desired by the City. The Department will pay inmate workers $1.00 per hour to start with incremental increases up to a maximum of $2.50 per hour based on continuous employment. The use of inmate services provides an effective, low-cost alternative to augment Carson City’s parks maintenance labor force within the Department.

On another city project, the city is putting in curb and gutter along the eastern side of Conte Drive between Hudson and Snyder Avenues.  The project involves installing rock for erosion control from the back of the new curb to the end of the City’s right-of-way line. In addition, existing driveways will be replaced in order to match the new curb and gutter along Conte Drive.

The video surveillance system in the Carson City jail is getting an overhaul to enhance the safety and security of the facility, staff and inmates. In March of 2021, the Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of the cameras and equipment for this project as well as additional data storage units. This contract is for the cabling and electrical and is the final funding piece to move the jail enhancement forward.

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