9:12am – What was originally reported as an auto vs. lady pedestrian has turned out to be a domestic battery at Carson River Road and Camballeria. Law enforcement on scene. Looking for the male. WMA, black hair wearing a hoodie, early 20’s.
Quad-County COVID-19 Update: Five New Cases and Twenty-Two Recoveries
(Carson City, NV)- Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting five new cases and twenty-two recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 886, with 732 recoveries and fifteen deaths, 139 cases remain active.
The new cases are:
- A male Lyon County resident in his 80’s with a connection to a previously reported case.
- A female Carson City resident under the age of 18 with a connection to a previously reported case.
- A male Lyon County resident in his 50’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
- A male Carson City resident in his 30’s with a connection to a previously reported case.
- A female Carson City resident in her 40’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
Carson City Health and Human Services is working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease. Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect their identity, no further information about the cases will be released.
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Gender and age break down of the cases by county as well as the cases by zip code is available at https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/. Statewide numbers can be found at the Nevada Health Response website (nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/).
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing for Quad-County Residents
There is one drive-thru COVID-19 testing event for Quad-County residents this week. Testing is free of charge; first come, first served, no appointments or reservations.
- August 21, 8 a.m. to 11a.m.
- Fernley City Hall (595 Silver Lace Blvd, Fernley)
For those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have questions, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Spanish speakers are available. The phone number is (775) 283-4789.
4:00pm. Reports of lightning strikes causing vegetation fires on State Route 89, Alpine, NV. A fire alarm going off at 270 Laramie Street, in Alpine, NV Vegetation fire at 2033 Pray Meadow Road, Glenbrook, at Lake Tahoe. Fire at Winding Way at Glenbrook. Vegetation Fire at 1111 SR 88, Kirkwood, NV. Also vegetation fire at 11822 SR 89, Alpine, NV.
3:45pm. Report of a traffic crash on College Parkway at Emerson. Two vehicles. Both vehicles are SUV’s. There are injuries.
Boat fire at a boat ramp at the southeast corner of Washoe Lake, just past the state park.
If we love our children as much as we say we do, then trying to open up schools during the height of a pandemic is a dead-end – literally. Recent Covid-19 reports show that younger and younger persons are coming down with the disease all across the country and the world. Faced with this truth, we can only characterize what the Carson City School District is doing – conducting school with our fingers crossed. Instead of giving our students protection from the Covid-19 we’re placing our children in harms way. Losing a year of school will save lives. Plowing ahead like “things are okay” will take lives.
Not enough is known about the behavior of the Covid-19 virus. For those families who lose a child (or more), will be scarred for life. However, a vaccine(s) and therapies are being developed that can be administered by early-2021 – at the latest. Why can’t we….a civilized nation…keep our kids at home (or something close to home) until the vaccines and therapies are readily available?
Back in the 1950’s and 60’s we didn’t have both parents working. It wouldn’t have been too hard to accommodate such an emergency with a kid or two at home learning their school lessons. Today, our federal government should be ordering our children to stay at home and do remote learning 100% via the internet, paid for by paying mom, dad, relatives or friends to do the teaching. The federal government has the money. THEY PRINT MONEY and it’s not backed-up by Fort Knox – it’s backed up by the strength of our currency in the world economy. So they have no excuse for not doing the right thing.
We’re sending our children in to a burning building with little protection. Whoever wants to force our kids to go to school while not knowing where the Covid-19 viruses are floating around – in a classroom or on a bus – should have their values and priorities examined. Playing fast and loose with our children is unthinkable. Yet we’re moving ahead with it. Are we out of our minds? At worst, the loss of some school lessons over a period of 8 months can easily be made up with modified curriculum in the following year or during the upcoming summer.
Cooler heads MUST PREVAIL! Natural disasters destroy schools all the time around the world. And yet students survive and thrive. So…can…we!!!
Crossed fingers don’t save lives. Either does habitual denial.
7:02pm Report of a car burglary, complete with broken glass. Witnesses said they saw a young man…possibly a teen-ager…break into a gold Chevy sedan in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 710 Hot Springs Road. The boy took off running. Neighbors and arriving sheriff’s deputies are looking for the youngster.
7:15pm Sheriff’s Deputies are in contact with the suspect’s mother and her son at their apartment.
Several teens are lucky beyond belief – They survived what could have been a triple killer accident…
Sheriff Ken Furlong sizes up the sequence of events that combined to make a crash that should have killed three young people – but didn’t. Again, SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES!!