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High School Sports Scam Discovered Operating in Carson City

 

A Virginia company is contacting local businesses in Carson City asking for “sponsorships” for materials to benefit Carson High School. However, according to Carson City School District, this company has no real affiliation with the school nor the district.

One business in Carson City received a solicitation claiming they were working with Carson High School’s varsity football team to sell posters. After further correspondence with the Carson High School Athletic Director’s office, it was determined that this solicitation was false and likely a scam.

The company, calling itself “All About Sports” is asking local businesses to send checks or credit card payments to the company’s address in Midlothian, Virginia. Last year in September, a similar scam by “Game Day Media” or “Sports Media Marketing” targeted businesses in Carson City claiming affiliation with the Carson High School Cheer Team. Similar news reports across the country have been made claiming these nefarious companies are misleading local businesses into giving them money for schools that they have no formal relationship with.

“It is sad that there are scammers falsely representing our schools in misleading the good will and generosity of our business community,” said Marc Rodina, vice principal at Carson High School. “We have made a concerted effort to establish strong relationships with numerous businesses across northern Nevada, and it hurts deeply when our partners are targets of fraudulent activity.”

The Carson City School District further cautions the community to confirm the legitimacy of a third-party-vendor through the individual school sites. Individuals or business interested in supporting sports teams at Carson High School should contact the Athletic Director’s Office at 775-283-1900.

Whole lotta changin’ goin’ on in Carson City….

Road Report as of October 17, 2019. The following information applies to the period of October 21-27:

Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

* Washington Street and intersecting side streets will have intermittent block closures between Phillips Street and Ormsby Blvd., all week, travel delays up to 10 minutes should be anticipated
* Phillips Street will be closed at Washington Street, all week
* Elizabeth Street will be closed at Washington Street, all week
* Mountain Street at Washington Street will be closed, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, may have traffic holds, possible 10 minute delays
* Sunset Way will be closed at Washington Street, all week
* Richmond Avenue will be closed at Washington Street, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, travel delays up to 10 minutes should be anticipated
* Bulette Drive will be closed at Washington Street, all week
* Bunker Hill Drive will be closed at Washington Street, all week

Lane restrictions are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

* College Parkway will have reduced lanes between Carson Street and Northgate Lane, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
* Washington Street will have narrowed lanes with possible holds on traffic between Ormsby Blvd. and Division Street, all week, travel delays up to 10 minutes should be anticipated
* Ormsby Blvd. will have reduced lanes and holds on traffic between Comstock Circle and Newman Place, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
* Saliman Road will have reduced lanes between Fairview Drive and Fifth Street, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
* S. Carson Street will have reduced lanes for southbound traffic between Rhodes Street and Sonoma Street, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
* Longview Way will have narrowed lanes with possible holds on traffic between Waterford Place and Washington Street, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, travel delays up to 10 minutes should be anticipated
* I-580 will have day and night-time lane closures and periodic ramp closures between East Lake Blvd. and Fairview Drive, through next year
* US 50 will have 24-hour single lane closures between Tahoe Golf Drive and Spooner summit, Monday-Saturday, travel delays between 10 and 30 minutes should be anticipated – lane closures expected through late November

Special Event: Nevada Day Parade (October 26th), Saturday between 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the following roads will be closed:

o Carson Street between Winnie Street and Fairview Drive

o Bath Street between Division Street and Carson Street

o Adaline Street between Division Street and Carson Street

o Fleischmann Way between Division Street and Carson Street

o Long Street between Division Street and Stewart Street

o Adam Street between Division Street and Stewart Street

o Park Street between Division Street and Stewart Street

o John Street between Carson Street and Stewart Street

o William Street between Nevada Street and Stewart Street

o Musser Street between Nevada Street and Stewart Street

o Fifth Street between Nevada Street and Stewart Street

o Stewart Street between Carson Street and Fifth Street

Other Roadway News: I-580 exit numbers are being changed per federal requirements which ensure consistent nationwide freeway signs and mileposts to convey a clear message and help guide, warn, and regulate traffic. Current I-580 exit numbers reflect U.S. 395 mileage beginning at the Nevada-California state line near Topaz Lake. Exit numbers are being changed to reflect interstate mileage beginning at the I-580 junction with South Carson Street. All roadway names will remain the same.

Rolling along like a tumbling tumble weed…and the neighbors don’t like it…

Westerly winds scoop up tumbleweeds from the Anderson property on Mountains Street and deposits them all around homes on Mountain Street, just south of Long.

This homeowner has cleared out his front side yard several times.

But the homeowner’s side and back yards are still full of tumbleweeds which are clearly a fire hazard.

The city arranged for dumpsters to be brought out so neighbors can fill them with tumbleweeds. The dumpsters are all full-up with tumbleweeds as of late Sunday afternoon.

Tumbleweeds trapped against the fence catapult other tumbleweeds right over the fence and into the neighbors’ yards.

Better schools protection, city lot sold for $300K , new R/V “resort” approved, efforts to bring run-down motels in line, and Carson still on the grow…

Carson & Eagle Valley Middle Schools getting more attention from CCSO…

Efforts on prevention, rather than incarceration:

The Carson City Board of Supervisors today accepted a $626,000+ grant from the state to hire additional Carson City Sheriff’s personnel to patrol Carson City Schools (with emphasis on Middle Schools) to head off student behavior problems which includes drugs and violence.

The role of the additional “School Resource Officers” is to enhance patrol coverage within schools but not with a heavy hand. Officers told the City Supervisors that getting to know the “problem” students and shepherding them through their life challenges is the primary directive. Officers will familiarize themselves with students who may have a challenged home life that spills out onto Carson City streets and into Carson City Schools. Referrals to social workers and psychology experts is seen as an effective method for saving problem children from dangerous lifestyles.

This stepped up law enforcement “compassionate” approach toward troubled kids is paid for with state funds for the next two years. Sheriff’s deputies said if after two years there occurs a change in funding, the Sheriff’s Office and the city appears to be open to creatively maintaining the program, although no specific funding scenario was mentioned. The hope is, of course, that the state will continue to fund such over-sight and enforcement activities in our schools and that it will take root and become even more effective for our kids and our community.

Brown Street property purchased by realtor/developer

Long time realtor/developer Dwight Millard was the sole bidder on some city-owned surplus property on Brown Street, west of Edmonds. It was initially targeted for affordable housing rentals or condos, but the lot was deemed too small. So Millard told the Supervisors that his plans for the property include commercial uses. Millard paid $300,000 for the lot which was the minimum bid requested by the city. Millard was the only bidder for the property.

New upscale R/V park approved by Supervisors

The Supervisors Thursday approved a 227 unit R/V condo-type park at 1400 Old Hot Springs Road. The R/V spaces are owned by private individuals who, based on the sale conditions, can live in the park 180 days at a stretch, but then they must move out for at least 30 days. The idea is to capture the “high income” travel-birds that want to be home-based somewhere yet be free to travel for a month, and then come back home. During those 30 days another customer to the park can use the space during the thirty day gap. The park will have a clubhouse, central kitchen, restrooms, tennis courts – even a golf course. The developer says the use-style is unusual because it’s aimed at higher income retirees who like the “high-desert-next-to-the-mountains” lifestyle but still want to travel around the country. During the 30 day intervals another R/V customer can use the space for up to thirty days – the arrangement tightly managed by the R/V park administration.

City twisting owners’ arms of below standard motels to come up to standards

Carson City Supervisors got an update on what is a near-constant struggle to get a number of Carson City motels to bring their facilities up to city code and safety standards. Common problems with most of the seven motels circle around heating, hot water, bed bugs, general sanitary conditions even electricity. So many local residents who are financially forced to rent from substandard businesses are said to be often pressured by motel owners who know there’s no other place else to go other than the streets. But city officials told the Supervisors that they’re making good headway on most of the violations.

City Supervisors quickly arrived at the conclusion that this situation cannot go on and asked city inspectors to keep close tabs on motel owners who are not operating according to city laws and regulations. But city staff again reminded the Supervisors that there is a “humanitarian” element in the mix so they’re trying to shepherd the worst violators to “straighten up and fly right.” Several properties appear to be in ownership transition.

Economic Update from the Planning and Building Departments

City Manager Nancy Paulson gave an economic update on building permits and other economic factors:

1. New building permits valued at $7.5 million during September, $118 million for the year so far.
2. Of that $118 million – $82 million for residential and $18 million for new commercial, industrial and remodeling.
3. Residential permits for September, 15 single family stand alone homes, 6 single family attached homes. Total for the year 238.

On the economic development front:

1. Grandma Hatties on South Carson will be demolished and a new casino built on the site.
2. 42 new single family homes on Emerson Drive near College Parkway and the Freeway.
3. 126 new apartments on the south side of Little Lane, next door to the Post Office.
4. A new Chase Bank will be built once the old IHOP restaurant is demolished.
5. A new Dutch Brothers Coffee outlet on the corner of Appian Way and south Carson Street.

So although there’s a constant low-level drum beat that an economic recession is around the corner, you couldn’t tell it from what’s going on in Carson City.

Sale falls through on the long shuttered Ormsby House – 15 years and counting

Many locals said the business plan wouldn’t work. So the old gaming resort remains closed.

The owners of the long-shuttered Ormsby House Hotel-Casino have revealed that a possible sale of their 15-year empty prime property on Carson Street has fallen through. No explanation has hit the streets as to why the sale went stale but there were many local business people who are knowledgeable about the “OH” and the resort industry said the business model didn’t add up – that very wealthy senior citizens who were the target market for the property would not likely pay the sky-high rents proposed by the prospective buyer – even if the building was home to a medical care unit aimed mainly at aging seniors.

So the “Olde Gal” Ormsby House remains a financial wallflower until somebody comes up with a viable plan to breath life back into the long-closed resort.

New Schulz Park off Race Track formally dedicated and opened to the public!

Mayor Bob Crowell a playful child cut the ribbon formally opening the new Schulz Park to accommodate the new neighborhood that was recently constructed with more on the way.

Mayor Crowell remarked that a park this size came from funds not only from the city, but also from the Schulz housing developer who has kids of his own.  Mayor Crowell reminded the crowd that parks are a key element in building close knit communities like Carson City where citizens can gather informally, have picnics together, watch their children play together and have everyone just get to know each other.  There’s even plenty of room for outdoor sports like football, catch, and neighborhood badminton games and more.  The big expansive sunken green field will in the middle of the park will accommodate all that while doubling as an intake area for local flood mitigation. Several other parks are expected to be added to the city’s portfolio in the years ahead.

Children’s playground near the picnic pavilion.

Picnic pavilion with lovely views of the Sierra…

On the slopes of the big and wide storm water catch basin evening visitors to the park can enjoy a “Sit In” movie.

Schulz Park ribbon cutting at 5:30pm Wednesday – Race Track Drive & Wheeler Peak

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carson City and Lennar Homes are pleased to announce the grand opening of Schulz Ranch Park on October 16 at 5:30 p.m. Schulz Ranch Park will be the first new park in Carson City in 12 years. The park was built by Lennar Homes, but is owned by Carson City, with maintenance funded through the City’s first Landscape Maintenance District.  This 3.5-acre park is home to the second universally accessible playground in Carson City. Other amenities include a basketball court, restroom, multi-use path, picnic pavilion, landscaping, and a large multipurpose turf area that also serves as a water quality basin. The park represents a $1.4 million investment in outdoor recreation for the benefit of the public.

Schulz Ranch Park is in the Schulz Ranch subdivision, a Lennar community, located on the corner of Race Track Rd. and Wheeler Peak Dr., in south Carson City. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a movie in the park, Hotel Transylvania, at 6 p.m. All are invited to celebrate the opening of the City’s newest park. Please dress for the weather, bring blankets and low-back chairs for the movie, have your dogs leashed and no glass containers.

WHAT:  Ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration for Schulz Ranch Park

 WHERE:  Schulz Ranch Park – corner of Race Track Road and Wheeler Peak Drive

 WHEN:  Wednesday, October 16, 2019  

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

    Movie in the Park – Hotel Transylvania at 6 p.m.

For additional information or questions, please contact Dan Earp, Recreation Superintendent at djearp@carson.org or 775.283.7422. For more information on this and other Carson City parks, please visit carson.org/parksandrec.

Vehicle Burglaries in and around Carson City….

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking for information in several vehicle burglaries in Carson City for the month of October.

On October 13 2019 several vehicle burglaries were reported in the Silver Oak area of Carson City on Turner Court, Drysdale Court and Sarratea Drive. Car windows were broken out with an unknown object. Attached is a surveillance video of a male suspect looking inside a vehicle with a flashlight.

Also on October 13th additional vehicle burglaries were reported on Molly Drive in the Northridge area of Carson City.

On October 8 2019 two vehicle burglaries was reported at the park and ride on Highway 50 West of Highway 580 and farther up Highway 50 and Clear Creek Road at a trailhead. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office reminds the public to not leave valuables in their vehicles such as wallets, purses, credit card and firearms in vehicles while especially at park and rides and trailheads

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch
(775) 887-2677, Investigation Division, Detective Sam Hatley (775)283-7852, Investigations Captain Brian Humphrey (775)283-7850 or Secret Witness (775)322-4900

Detective Sam Hatley
Carson City Sheriff’s Office
Investigations
(775) 283-7852
(775) 887-2677 Dispatch

Knowledgeable grown-ups are needed on the school district’s Family Life Committee

Parent Volunteers Needed for Family Life Committee

The Carson City School District is seeking applications from parents to serve as board members on the district’s Family Life Committee. Appointment to the committee shall be for an initial term of three years. There are four positions open.

The primary purpose of the Family Life Program is to provide a well-defined course of instruction, which is endorsed by the Board of Trustees as the district’s sex education program. The program includes factual instruction concerning acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and instruction on the human reproductive system, related communicable diseases and sexual responsibility.

The committee is comprised of five parent volunteers of children who attend schools in the district and four representatives, one from each of the following professions or occupations:
* Medicine or nursing
* Counseling
* Religion
* Teaching or pupils who attend schools in the district

Meetings are held monthly throughout the school year with occasional special meetings.

Individuals interested in applying for the positions should submit their qualifications no later than 5pm, Wednesday, October 23rd. Only those who submit a letter of interest and resume will be reviewed.

Those interested may submit their qualifications and documents to the Educational Services Department at 1402 West King Street, Carson City, Nev. 89703 or through email, pcamara@carson.k12.nv.us.

For more information, please contact Paige Camara at 775-283-2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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