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Jail Inmate caught trying to escape from the CC Jail

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A man being held inside the Carson City Jail tried to escape by digging his way out of the building.  He was in a holding cell that had lighting fixtures overhead…fixtures that appeared to be removable.  So the inmate tried.  And he succeeded…sorta.

The inmate was able to pull out a light fixture and then went to work on pulling out ceiling materials so he could crawl up into the crawl space above the holding area. 

As it turned out, the inmate wandered among the wires and posts and was finally making enough noise that jail guards knew there was something up.  So they figured out where the would-be escaping inmate was.  They brought him down and checked him for injuries.  Then they escorted him to a more secure jail cell. 

Nice try.  But it’s going to be added to whatever charges were already on the books against him.

Look both ways when you pull out onto a busy street…

CC Sheriff’s Deputies say a young man in the red car entered Hot Springs Road without stopping at the curb’s edge in front of an apartment building.  His car was hit immediately by a large pickup pulling a big trailer.  The impact spun the car around, hammering it into several natural gas mains on the side of a the apartment building,   The car continued to spin and finally wound up well over 100′ from the point of impact.  The young man wasn’t hurt but but his vehicle was severely damaged.  The boy likely got charged with “Failure to Yield” …in short, his fault.

Vehicle wound up over 100 feet away from crash point.

Red car punched off the road and into gas lines on a building.

Car hit the side of the apartment building and went spinning out into the yard….

 

 

 

Making REALLY sure your child is ready for another day of school…

How to Perform Health Screenings of your Child Before School Each Day  

Carson City— With the anticipation of students and employees once again physically going back to school in Carson City this week, the Carson City School District has provided a guide for parents to use to perform health and wellness screenings of their student(s) before they step on a school bus or enter a school campus each day. 

In a Daily Self-Screening tool available on the CarsonCitySchools.comParent Tab,” the district reiterated its concern for the health and well-being of all those caring for their students. The Daily Self-Screening tool directs parents and students to perform a self-assessment of their health–every day–before leaving their home.  

The daily health and wellness check focuses on specific symptoms students or family members may have experienced within the last 24 hours. They also characterize those symptoms as “new” and “different” from on-going health issues such as asthma, allergies, reflux, COPD, etc. These symptoms would be “Not Normal” to the parent or the student. 

In addition to identifying symptoms, the Daily Self-Screening tool advises what families should do if any member of their household experiences any of the listed symptoms within the past 24-hour period. Namely, contact the local health department and arrange for testing. 

The school district is also advising parents to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at CDC.gov for the most up-to-date information. From the CDC website, individuals may take a Coronavirus Self-Checker survey to guide and help them make decisions on when to seek testing and appropriate medical care.

The school district webpage also details hotlines and other online resources such as GetHealthyCarsonCity.org for families who feel they may have been exposed to a close contact who is positive for COVID-19. The Carson City Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline is 775-283-4789, and the Washoe County Health District COVID-19 Hotline is 775-328-2427. 

Helping out Carson City’s business community…

Carson City, NV — Today, the State Treasurer’s Office and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced that small businesses and non-profits will be able to apply for State’s commercial rental assistance program beginning on August 24, 2020.

The Nevada Commercial Rental Assistance Grant (CRAG) Program is using $20 million of Coronavirus Relief Funds to assist businesses and non-profit organizations that have experienced significant revenue declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Program will provide up to $10,000 in grants to eligible commercial tenants, which are not required to be paid back.

Landlords whose tenants participate in the CRAG Program will receive payments directly and must agree not to commence eviction proceedings against the tenant for 90 days following the receipt of payment.

To be eligible for the Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a licensed for-profit business or a non-profit organization with Nevada as its principal place of business.
  • Have 50 or fewer full-time employees.
  • Have been in operation for at least six months prior to March 1, 2020.
  • Demonstrate at least a 30 percent loss of gross monthly revenue after March 1, 2020 as a direct result of COVID-19.
  • Have a physical commercial location with a current, active lease on commercial property in Nevada.
  • Must not have previously received more than $5,000 in funds from the Paycheck Protection Program or other COVID-19 rental assistance programs.
  • Must not have any outstanding tax liens.

Businesses are encouraged to visit the Governor’s Office of Economic Development website to learn more and to find the application when it goes live.

The Program will begin accepting applications on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. PST. The application period will be open for one week, and will close on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

Once the application period closes, applications will be prioritized to support disadvantaged businesses along with businesses and non-profits with the greatest revenue losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The State anticipates that approximately 2,000-3,000 businesses will receive rental assistance through this grant Program.

For questions about the CRAG Program businesses are encouraged to visit the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

 

1-800.336.1600
Gregory Bortolin
Director of Communications
808 W. Nye Lane
Carson City, NV 89703
Direct:  775.687.9917
Cell:  775.434.3583
555 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 5400
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702.486.2700

Make sure your student goes to school healthy… watch for virus symptoms

The Carson City School District wants to remind all parents that school children need to be meticulously evaluated by their parents before they head off to school – even before they step onto a big yellow bus or if they walk to school.  School district officials say children must be screened by their parents even before they leave home.  If parents see anything out of the ordinary like a cough, a slight fever or shortness of breath, they should go to their doctor, not to school.  All it takes in one Covid-19 kid to infect a whole school.

If the child shows any of the above symptoms, they should be immediately taken to the Carson City Health Department for testing.  The Covid-19 virus is extremely dangerous and only recently has targeted young children along with others who have been ordered to stay at home for 14 days to determine if the virus has been successfully fought off by their body’s immune system.

For more more information call Carson City Health and Human Services at 775-283-4789. 

Remember, all parents must take a close look at their children to determine whether they have a cough, slight fever or any shortness of breath.  If they do, DON’T SEND THEM TO SCHOOL WHERE THEY COULD INFECT OTHERS.  Call CCHHS for instructions at 775-283-4789.

These situations are playing out all over the country and in many school districts children are attending school via computer from home.  The virus affects young children as well as the elderly.  We’re far from being out of the woods yet and won’t be until there is a vaccine available – probably right after the first of the year.  Treatment therapies are being researched as well.

 

Gunshots in Carson City coming from 8 Crest Drive – Elderly man with a rifle

10:05am  Reports of rifle shots heard coming from outside a residence at 8 Crest Drive.  Law enforcement is enroute.  Those in the area should stay indoors.  The man holding the rifle is elderly.

10:12am  Man with the rifle is back inside his home.   Man still has his rifle.  He’s loading his weapon.

10:18am   Man is said to  be disoriented and confused.   He’s in the back yard.  He has separated from his rifle.

10:20am  He’s still separated from his rifle.  He may have a hand gun.  Man is crawling along on his buttocks.

10:29am   Deputies have the man detained.

A serious altercation at 2601 College Parkway late Monday night

12:10am  What sounds like a very serious fight between two people at Comstock Mobile Home Park, 2601 College Parkway.  There was mention of a gun and a knife during the incident.  One suspect took off in a black and white pickup westbound on College Parkway.  Sheriff’s Deputies are trying to piece together what happened and why it happened.  There were mentions about drugs, but only in passing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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