Governor Steve Sisolak and First Lady of Nevada Kathy Sisolak issued the following statement concerning Halloween activities that traditionally take place annually at the Governor’s Mansion.
At this time, the Nevada Governor’s Mansion is experiencing low staffing levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to keep staff and visitors safe, the annual Halloween Festivities at the mansion will not take place this year. Robust staffing would be required in order to ensure the safety of the thousands of Nevadans who typically attend this traditional event.
The Governor and First Lady have ensured that the mansion continue to be decorated in the festive Halloween spirit. They encourage all Nevadans, especially those who typically attend this yearly celebration at the mansion, to celebrate safely in their communities and review the Halloween Safety guidance issued by Nevada Health Response here.
“The First Lady and I are disappointed that the annual Halloween trick-or-treating event at the mansion will not be able to take place this year,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “Last year we hosted our first Halloween at the mansion and will cherish those memories for a lifetime. However, at this time, we made the decision that protecting the health and safety of the limited staff at the mansion and our fellow Nevadans must be our top priority. We encourage all Nevadans to safely celebrate this year and we look forward to welcoming everyone back next year for the biggest and best Halloween yet.”
Additionally, Nevada Health Response today issued alternative recommendations for celebrating Halloween and Día de los Muertos.
The line-up is now set for candidates wanting to take the place of City Supervisor Lori Bagwell after she moves to the Mayor’s seat on the Board of Supervisors January 7th. To get the background on the five contenders just CLICK HERE!
League of Women Voters Host Debate with District 2 Congressional Candidates Patricia Ackerman & Rep. Mark Amodei
Overview: On Friday, The League of Women Voters will be hosting a debate between District 2 Congressional candidate Patricia Ackerman and Representative Mark Amodei. The debate will begin at 6pm. A livestream will also be available on the League of Women Voters website (http://lwvnn.org) and Patricia Ackerman’s campaign page on Facebook.
Who: Patricia Ackerman & Mark Amodei
What: The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada is holding a candidate form for NV Congressional District 2.
When: Friday at 6pm PST
Where: 449 W King St, Carson City, NV 89703
The event will also be live streamed through the League of Women Voters website (http://lwvnn.org) and on Patricia Ackerman’scampaign pageon Facebook.
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.
Carson City Symphony Association announces release of Project Euterpe Episode 7, Flute Fun al Fresco. It features flutists Edith Isidoro-Mills and Michelle Powers, who played five short pieces while observing social distancing on a lawn. Edith has played flute with the Carson City Symphony since 2003, is a member of the Symphony Assoc. Board, and is the Association’s Secretary. Michelle conducts the Symphony’s Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir and is also a member of the Carson Chamber Singers.
“Because we can’t currently perform live, in person, we are producing a series of video episodes as a gift to the community. We showcase the talents of our local artists, ensembles, and guest artists,” said Conductor Bugli. “These episodes, named Project Euterpe (“you-TER-pee”) after the Greek muse of music and lyric poetry, include excerpts from past concerts, solo and small ensemble performances, previews of things to come, and master classes taught by guest soloists.”
The Carson City School District is monitoring the health of our students and staff and sharing public health information provided by the Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS). Our families and employees are notified by CCHHS whenever there is a positive COVID-19 case in their building. At that point, the Carson City Health Department begins contact tracing to determine exposure and then makes all determinations on which students and staff will be excluded from a building. Contact tracing is conducted by a contracted firm, Deloitte. Members of the public are urged to respond to telephone calls from Deloitte.
The school district works closely with CCHHS to provide information such as contact info, seating charts, class schedules, bus routes and any other information required to assist them in contact tracing. Below are the current active cases and recoveries.
Carson City School District Covid-19 Weekly Snapshot
10/05/2020 – 10/12/2020
Active COVID-19 Cases
Bordewich Bray Elementary
Edith W. Fritch Elementary
Mark Twain Elementary
Al Seeliger Elementary
Student Support Services
Carson Middle School
Eagle Valley Middle School
Carson High School
Pioneer High School
PLEASE NOTE, a positive case reported by the Carson City School District does not mean that individuals contracted COVID-19 at a district school or any other district facility.
Each political election season, the Sheriff’s Office receives numerous complaints of political signs being taken, vandalized, or even property being severely damaged related to the political elections. Although a common complaint to law enforcement, it’s not so common if the signs or property vandalized is your own. And while the “party” leaderships would discourage extremists within the organizations to carry on with such behavior, it continues to occur.
This year, more than in previous election years, the reports of damage and stolen signs has been greater than in the past. In addition to the regular candidate signs, it seems that many residents are displaying U.S. flags, along with some candidate flags. Many of these have also fallen to vandals and thieves as well.
Sheriff Furlong would like to encourage everyone in our community that the best protection against vandals’ rests right in the neighborhood. Family looking out after family, and neighbors looking out after neighbors can be at the front line of our response in identifying the culprits and bringing them up on charges for vandalism and theft. With the new wave of residential camera systems in place, neighbors may well have information on the recording devices that can help in identifying suspects. Neighbors should not just assume that the yard signs missing from across the street were taken down by the homeowner. Keep in contact and periodically review saved data from your systems; it just might be the 3 seconds needed.
Please watch over one another, as the best witnesses are often across or just down the street from where the vandalism took place. Vandals should be aware that their actions could result in severe consequences that can last a lifetime, especially if the vandalism results in severe property damage that rises to the level of a felony.
If you know, or suspect you may have valued information on a residential or business DVR, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 887-2677 (COPS) to pass this information on.
Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says the Carson City Sheriff’s Office has received a number of complaints from residents hearing gun shots coming from the Deer Run Road area, Sedge Road off of Deer Run Road, and the Goni Road area north of town.
In response, Sheriff Furlong has ordered patrols to move into these areas to attempt to put a stop to such dangerous activities. Residents should be aware that it is unlawful to discharge a gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm within 5,000 feet (nearly a mile) of any homes, or 1,000 feet if discharging a shotgun, air rifle or BB gun.
According to Carson City Municipal Code it is unlawful for any person to fire off or discharge:
Any gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm, with the exception of shotguns, air rifles and B-B guns, within five thousand feet (5,000′) of any dwelling, building or other place of public resort within Carson City;
Any shotgun, air rifle or B-B gun within one thousand feet (1,000′) of any dwelling, building or any other place of public resort within Carson City;
Any gun, pistol, rifle, shotgun, air rifle, B-B gun or other firearm in, on or across any public road or highway;
Any gun, rifle, pistol, shotgun, air rifle or other firearm, without exception, within five thousand feet (5,000′) of the Carson River in the area between Deer Run Road Bridge and the McTarnahan Bridge site;
Any gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm, with the exception of shotguns, air rifles and B-B guns, within five thousand feet (5,000′) of the Carson River in the area between the McTarnahan Bridge site and the Douglas County line; provided, however, that the other limitations of subsections (a) and (b) shall apply to discharge of firearms within this area.
It is unlawful for any person to discharge rifled slugs from a shotgun within five thousand feet (5,000′) of any dwelling, building or other place of public resort within Carson City.
This section does not apply to peace officers or to persons shooting in any regularly established and lawfully authorized and licensed rifle range, gun club or shooting gallery or to any person lawfully discharging a firearm in protection of life or property.
Anyone with any information regarding this recent activity is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 887-2677 (COPS).