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Nevada AG Aaron Ford on fake virus ID cards in Nevada and elsewhere

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford

 

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford called on Twitter, eBay, and Shopify to take immediate action to prevent people from selling fraudulent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) vaccination cards on their platforms. A bipartisan coalition of 45 attorneys general raised concerns about the public health risks of these fake cards in a letter to the companies’ CEOs. 

“At a time when getting vaccinated is critical for the health and safety of our community, fraudsters are once again taking advantage of this pandemic and creating fake COVID-19 vaccine cards,” said AG Ford. “Making these fake cards is an illegal way to say you have been vaccinated and could put our entire health and safety plan at risk. Nevadans, continue to be vigilant of misinformation going around and file a complaint if you have encountered scams related to COVID-19. Stay safe and make us Nevada Proud.”

Legitimate vaccination cards are given by providers when they administer the vaccine. Individuals who buy fake cards can have their own information added to the card or add it in themselves, so it appears they have been vaccinated when they have not. These deceptive cards threaten the health of our communities; delay our ability to protect from the virus; and violate many state laws. 

In their letter, the attorneys general ask the CEOs to: 

  • Monitor their platforms for ads or links selling blank or fraudulently completed vaccination cards; 
     
  • Promptly take down ads or links that are selling cards; and 
     
  • Preserve records and information about the ads and the people who were selling them. 

In addition to Nevada, other states joining the coalition includes:, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, New York, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. 

Request for Official Naming of Six Open Space Properties

Looking southwest at the Carson Range and the Pinenut Mountains

REQUEST FOR OFFICIAL NAMING OF SIX OPEN SPACE PROPERTIES

(Carson City, NV) – The Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department invites all citizens interested in the official naming of six open space acquisitions to respond to a survey with proposed nominations, or to provide additional suggestions. The subject properties are located throughout Carson City. Please refer to the map on our website for each property location.

The property descriptions, maps and survey can be found on the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department’s website at carson.org/name. The policies and procedures for naming Open Space properties suggest that proposed and adopted names should provide some form of individual identity to the property. If possible, names should be related to the unique natural landscape, geographic or topographic features, indigenous plants, or wildlife, cultural or historical heritage.

The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California were invited to review a map of unnamed Open Space properties and provide naming suggestions for properties and places that are important to their culture and history. With their participation and the potential adoption of official names, Carson City will be able to better recognize and celebrate the history of the Washoe Tribe throughout our region. These nominations have been noted in the survey.

Survey results must be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on April 12th. The survey results and recommendations will be discussed at the Open Space Advisory Committee meeting on Monday, April 19th at 5:30 P.M. in the Robert “Bob” Crowell Board Room. A final recommendation to name the open space properties will ultimately go to the Carson City Board of Supervisors for final approval and adoption.

For further information, please contact Lyndsey Boyer, Carson City Open Space Manager at (775) 283-7341.

NHP Investigating Fatal Crash on SR-341 at D Street (Virginia City)

 Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers responded to an injury crash involving a single motorcycle on SR-341 at D Street in Virginia City.

Preliminary investigation shows that a black 2017 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was northbound on SR-341 at a high rate of speed. The rider approached a sharp left-hand curve, applied heavy braking, and entered a locked wheel skid. The rider failed to slow the motorcycle sufficiently to negotiate the curve and the motorcycle left the roadway to the right. The rider was ejected from the motorcycle as it overturned down an embankment.

The rider, Anthony Pizarro, a 25-year-old Fernley resident, was transported via CareFlight to a local area hospital where he later succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash.

CC’s Dept. of Alertnative Sentencing has a new leader

11am  The Carson City Board of Supervisors today said all three candidates vying for the position to lead the city’s Department of Alternative Sentencing were all well qualified with impressive employment records.  But when it came down to a vote, the Supervisors voted 4-1 to hire Marlina Stone a long time employee of city government.  Ms. Stone will be the permanent replacement for the retired Tad Fletcher.

 

Corona virus update: Four county area….Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Storey

Four County COVID-19 Update: 20 New Cases and 70 Recoveries 

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting 20 new cases and 70 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the four county Region. This brings the total number of cases to 11,890, with 10,992 recoveries and 222 deaths; 676 cases remain active.

Total Cases Active Cases Recoveries Deaths *Population
Carson City 6,187 272 5,793 122 56,546
Douglas County 2,680 173 2,472 35 49,695
Lyon County 2,933 222 2,649 62 57,987
Storey County 90 9 78 3 4,465
Four Counties
11,890 676 10,992 222 168,693

*Population information taken from the Nevada Health Response Dashboard found at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/

CCHHS COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility

Starting April 5th our four county residents and employees ages 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at all inocculation events. Currently, the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in individuals ages 16-17 is the Pfizer vaccine. Janssen and Moderna are not authorized for use in those under the age of 18 at this time. When booking an appointment, the vaccine brand is included in the event title. Events are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment and for more information on the vaccine visit https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/covid-19-vaccine/.

For COVID-19 questions, vaccine appointment confirmation or to arrange for testing, call the four county COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Spanish speakers are available. The phone number is (775) 434-1988.

Cows are displacing critical Sage Grouse grazing – Court rules against it.

Sage Grouse getting eaten out of house and home…

The seemingly never ending war between cattle ranchers and what’s left of America’s Sage Grouse population is back in the news.  Ranchers keep pushing the Sage Grouse off their native grazing lands causing their numbers to plunge and may be getting closer to an even more rapid decline in their ability to survive.

Ecological experts are now predicting that the latest push by cattle ranchers to take over more grouse grazing lands could irreversibly remove the sage grouse’s contribution to the ecological balance of not only themselves but various other wildlife.  Here’s the story from the Associated Press. Click here.

So you might wanna be the Carson City Treasurer?

Carson City Accepting Applications for Treasurer 

The Carson City Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for the position, which will be filled by appointment by the Board of Supervisors.   The term of this position will end in January 2023.  The Office of the Treasurer will be placed on the general ballot in 2022 for a 4-year term.  To be considered for appointment, the applicant must reside in and be a qualified elector of Carson City, Nevada.  For questions regarding this elected position, please visit the Carson City Treasurer’s Office webpage at: https://www.carson.org/government/departments-g-z/treasurer or call (775) 887-2092.

Application Packet:  Interested persons are invited to fill out an Application Packet.  The Application Packet consists of the following:
1. Carson City Treasurer Application
2. Letter of Interest and Intent submitted by the applicant detailing experience, including but not limited to, experience and background which would support consideration of the applicant’s appointment.
3. Resume with three (3) references.  Note that the resume does not replace the Carson City Treasurer Application.  Please do not include personal identifying information on the resume that the references do not wish to have released to the public.  
4. Waiver of Open Meeting Law Requirements regarding notice of intent to discuss character and competency.
5. Acknowledgement and Release of Public Information.

Carson City is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application and Selection Process:  The application and selection process will include the following:

1. Completion and return of the Application Packet no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021, which must include an e-mail address for all communications.
2. All information provided in the Application Packet is considered to be public record and open to public inspection.  Please do not include a social security number on any documents submitted.
3. Applicants may withdraw their application from consideration at any time.  Please note, however, that the Application Packet will be made available to the public immediately upon submittal to the Human Resources Department.
4. Once an Application Packet is received, it will be posted on the City’s website at: www.carson.org.
5. On April 15, 2021, the Board of Supervisors, at its regularly scheduled meeting, will consider taking action to narrow the applicant pool to a list of finalists.  All applicants are invited to attend the meeting as the action by the Board of Supervisors to narrow the applicant pool to a list of finalists will be conducted in a public meeting.  
6. On May 6, 2021, the Board of Supervisors, at its regularly scheduled meeting, will conduct interviews and may make an appointment to the vacant Treasurer position.  The Board of Supervisors will either administer the oath of office immediately after the appointment or set a date for administration of the oath of office.  
7. If an appointment is not made by the Board of Supervisors, the Board may, in its sole discretion, hold one or more additional meetings to consider applicants and to make the appointment for the vacant Treasurer position, which agendas will be posted in compliance with Nevada’s Open Meeting Law.  
8. The person appointed to the Treasurer position must be prepared to take the oath of office, file a bond and commence the duties of the position.

Questions:  Questions should be directed to Melanie Bruketta, Human Resources Director at: (775) 283-7088.

Benefits:  Benefits are determined by the Board of Supervisors and are subject to change.  The benefits currently include:
• Employer paid Nevada PERS retirement 
• No Social Security participation, but Medicare deduction required (1.45%)
• City paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance 
• Deferred Compensation
• Smartphone stipend

Visit: carson.org/treasurerapp to apply. 

More progress for hikers and bikers to better enjoy Lake Tahoe on trails along north shore

Enhancing the enjoyment of Lake Tahoe. Thank you Forest Service!!

LAKE TAHOE:  The Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Nevada Land Trust are pleased to announce the completed donation of 18.6 acres of land in Incline Village to the National Forest System. This parcel, known as the Bull Wheel property, provides the missing link needed to connect the seven-mile-long Incline Flume Trail from Mt. Rose Highway to Tunnel Creek creating an expanded trail system for hiking, mountain biking and running.

“The Bull Wheel gift has certainly been one of the highlights of our 22 years,” said Nevada Land Trust Executive Director, Alicia Reban. “Starting with the Duffield’s generosity, all our partners have brought their skills to the table for the greater good. Conservation is stronger when we work together.”

The Bull Wheel project began in 2016 when Cheryl and David Duffield, owners of the Ponderosa Ranch, donated the parcel to Nevada Land Trust. Since then, Friends of Incline Trails and Nevada Land Trust have partnered to realign and restore this section of trail to prepare it for public use.

The much-anticipated Incline Flume Trail link is an easy, flat trail that offers amazing, high elevation views of Lake Tahoe and is an experience that even beginner mountain-bike riders can enjoy. The connection also provides linkage to miles of single-track trail south to Spooner Summit.

A celebration and formal ribbon cutting will be held at a later date to be announced.

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