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Sheriff Ken Furlong’s most consistent supporter has died

With a tremendously heavy heart Carson City is learning that the wife of Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong, Phyllis Furlong, died this morning after a long battle with medical issues.  The Furlongs, long time pillars of our community, bore two children who then bore five grandchildren.

Our love and blessings go out to Sheriff Furlong, his family and grandchildren.

Celebrate Nevada Public Lands Day, Saturday 25th – No fees charged! Enjoy yourselves…

CARSON CITY — Nevada residents and visitors are invited to celebrate Nevada Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 25 with a “fee-free” day at Nevada’s State Parks. Park fees, including entrance, camping (Saturday night) and boating, where applicable, will be waived at state parks throughout Nevada.

Nevada Public Lands Day encourages Nevadans to discover the many exciting and affordable recreation opportunities right in their own backyards.

“Nevada’s state parks offer an exciting line-up of outdoor opportunities,” said State Parks Administrator Bob Mergell. “For example, visitors can discover a historic oasis in the desert at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, tour the ruins of Fort Churchill, or spend a relaxing afternoon fishing on the reservoir at Wild Horse.”

Several State Parks across Nevada are hosting special events in honor of Nevada Public Lands Day. Here’s what’s happening:

Northern Nevada:
Walker River – Introduction to Archery
Join Park Rangers at the Walker River State Recreation Area for an introduction to archery demonstration and class, followed by a fun archery shoot to test your accuracy. Park staff will assist and all equipment will be provided by the park. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are on a 6-foot leash. Meet at the visitor center at 8:30 a.m., the class will begin shortly thereafter. There will be a short break until 12:00 p.m. and then a friendly fun accuracy shoot will begin for all who want to participate. Dress for the weather and bring your water bottles.

Registration is required. Please call (775-463-1609) or email wrsra@parks.nv.gov to sign up.

WHEN: September 25, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Please meet at the Visitor Center at the Walker State Recreation Area, Pitchfork Ranch, 211 E. Walker Rd., Yerington. From Yerington, head south on Hwy 208 and turn left on East Walker Road, continue for 4 miles to the entrance of the Pitchfork Ranch.
COST: The $5.00 day use fee per vehicle is waived for Nevada Public Lands Day.
CONTACT: Shawn Horton (775) 463-1609, shorton@parks.nv.gov

Washoe Lake – Guided Hike
Join park staff for a guided hike along the North Loop Equestrian Trail. This is a 3.5-mile loop that will begin from the North Boat Ramp Equestrian parking lot, located off Douglas and Lakeshore. This is an easy hike but involves walking in loose sand and uneven ground. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a six foot leash at all times.

WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: Washoe Lake State Park North Boat Ramp parking lot (on the north end of Washoe Lake). Take Exit 10 from I-580 and drive north on Eastlake Blvd. approximately six miles. Turn left onto Douglas Drive, and drive west, 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Lakeshore Drive and take an immediate left turn into the park.
COST: The $5.00 day use fee per vehicle is waived for Nevada Public Lands Day

Southern Nevada:
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort – Indigenous People Market and Festival
The event was a huge success two years ago and this year should be even better! We will have over 25 vendors, several dance presentations, and amazing food options.

The event runs from 10am to 3pm and since it is Nevada Public Lands Day entry is FREE! Come celebrate with us!
WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is located at 500 E Washington Ave. Las Vegas.

COST: Entrance fee is waived for Nevada Public Lands Day

Carson City Library – Smoke on second floor – coming from the roof

Hook & Ladder truck crew scrambled up their ladder and found a failing air conditioning unit spewing smoke…

10:11am  Smoke on second floor of the Carson City Library.  Fire-Rescue crews are enroute.  Library occupants are evacuated.

10:35am  Hook and Ladder Truck fire personnel scrambles up the ladder to find a roof air conditioner overheated.  It is blowing smoke.  All occupants of the library are evacuated.  No reported injuries.  Firefighters have shut down the air conditioner and they’re checking it out.

11am  Library is back open to everyone!!

Light at the end of the tunnel – fire crews knocking down the flames in the Sierra. Covid getting hammered as well…

Firefighters attacking the Caldor Fire (225,000 acres burned) near Lake Tahoe are finally getting the upper hand with outside help – the Caldor firefighters knocking down 70% of the fire.  Other fires including Echo Summit and Strawberry (Highway 50) are being mopped up.  Tahoe residents are gradually getting back in to their homes and businesses.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 viruses are still pounding away at communities and those who live in them.  Here in Nevada there have been 400,000 Covid-19 virus victims statewide.  Statewide deaths have surpassed 6,700.  Washoe County has suffered nearly 58,000 infections with nearly 800 deaths.  In Carson City nearly 8,000 infected cases with over 130 deaths.  Douglas County has added up just over 5,200 cases with 80 deaths and Storey County experiencing 150+ cases and 4 deaths.

Squaw Valley Ski Area name goes bye-bye

It appears that times have changed and so Squaw Valley Ski Resort decided on a name change.  After a long debate over what the new name should be the resort big guns came up with a the new name – “Paradise Tahoe.”  “Tahoe Paradise” would have been more easily remembered…but we weren’t in on the name selection.

Resort officials haven’t yet settled on sub-ski area names but we’re sure they’ll come up with some winners.

Good signs that the worst may be over..

Caldor Fire Evacuation Shelter Update

The evacuation shelters for El Dorado County residents who evacuated from South Lake Tahoe were relocated to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center (4590 South Virginia St, Reno) for those without pets and the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (1350 N Wells Ave, Reno) for those with large animals and with campers. No cots are available at the Livestock Events Center. For a list of additional shelters visit https://dem.nv.gov/DEM/Emergency/CaldorFire/.

Relocating the El Dorado County residents to these locations was done by request of El Dorado County and the American Red Cross to provide evacuees a central location with the most up-to-date information on the Caldor Fire, repopulation efforts for their county, and the resources available for El Dorado County residents to help them get home and reconnected with friends and family.

The two evacuation shelters that were opened in Carson City, one at the Community Center and one at Fuji Park, have been closed. The Community Center shelter is ready to reopen if the need arises to support our neighboring communities during this challenging time.

We have received numerous inquiries regarding donations. Due to the generous outpouring from our community, we have no immediate needs at this time. Those who wish to donate to the Caldor Fire Evacuees can contact the Carson City Manager’s Office at 775-887-2100 to be connected with the donation coordinators. The Nevada Humane Society in Carson City (549 Airport Rd, Carson City) is accepting animal supply donations as well as monetary donations.

We are extremely proud of the outpouring of support from everyone in Carson City. We will continue to do everything we can to support those impacted by the fire.

Carson Chamber Singers: Rachmaninoff” All-Night Vigil

Carson Chamber Singers to present Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, November 6 and 7

Carson Chamber Singers, a 50 person chorus directed by Richard Hutton, performs the a cappella masterwork, All-Night Vigil by Sergei Rachmaninoff in two beautiful venues: St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral (310 W. 2nd Street, Reno) on Saturday Nov. 6th at 7:00 p.m., and St. Mary in the Mountains (111 E Street, Virginia City) on Sunday November 7th at 4:00 p.m. The concert is 60 minutes without intermission.

Hutton said, “All-Night Vigil, commonly known as ‘Vespers,’ is a work that the singers are excited to perform. The chant-based music is gorgeous.”

General admission tickets are $15; discounted tickets for seniors (age 62 plus), students, and members of the Carson City Symphony Association are $12. Youth ages 18 and under are admitted free. Tickets are available online at CCSymphony.com, on Facebook.com/CarsonCitySymphony, and at the door.

Founded in 1985 as a performing group of the Carson City Symphony Association, the Carson Chamber Singers have sung at several venues in northern Nevada and in California as far west as Sacramento. They sang for the 99th National American Legion Convention in Reno in 2017, have sung with the Reno Philharmonic, and perform regularly with the Carson City Symphony, most recently on July 4th at the Genoa Americana Celebration.

Open to singers high-school age and above, the Carson Chamber Singers generally perform in five concerts each year. Participation is free.  For information about joining the choral group, call the Symphony Association at 775-883-4154, or see CCSymphony.com/ccsingers.htm. Concerts 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. 

 

Have you seen this young lady? She’s missing…

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance with locating 17-year-old Jordan Dennis. Jordan left her home on August 31, 2021 and has not been seen by her parents since. Jordan does not have any medical problems and is not considered at risk.
Jordan Dennis is 5’03” / 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. It is unknown what Jordan was wearing the day she left her residence. Jordan is known to frequent Mills Park, the Tanglewood Apartments and may be visiting friends at the Cherry Creek Apartments in Carson City, Nevada.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch (775) 887-2008, Investigation Division, Sergeant Craig Lowe (775) 283-7815, Captain Daniel Gonzales at (775) 283-7850, or Secret Witness (775) 322-4900.

 

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