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NV Congressional District 2 candidate Patricia Ackerman racks up endorsements…

Patricia Ackerman
Candidate for Congress

Carson City, NV – In a selfie video released yesterday, Chris Giunchigliani formally endorsed Patricia Ackerman for Nevada Congressional District 2. “Chris G.”, as she is known in Nevada Democratic circles, has been active in Nevada politics since she was elected to the Nevada Assembly in 1991. In 2006, Giunchigliani was elected to the Clark County Commission. She was also president at different points of the Clark County Education Association and Nevada State Education Association.  

“It is with immense gratitude that we welcome Chris Giunchigliani as an endorser to our campaign,” said Patricia Ackerman. “I have looked up to Chris for some time, and am incredibly honored.” 

As to why Giunchigliani endorsed Ackerman in a field of seven Democrats, Giunchigliani stated: “I want a representative who has common sense and compassion. That’s Trish.” In her video, she also explained: “I made the decision, after looking at all the candidates, and knowing all of them, that Trish Ackerman is the best choice for Congress. She has compassion, and common sense, and in this day and age with all of this going on, that’s exactly what we need in Washington.”  

The endorsement of Patricia Ackerman by Chris Giunchigliani is in addition to the following endorsements:
  • National Women’s Political Caucus
  • Six PAC
  • National Organization for Women PAC
  • West Wendover City Council Member Kathy Durham
  • Nevada State Democratic Party Central Committee Member Larry Jackson
  • Sparks City Council Candidate Elvira Diaz
  • Jessica Padrón, Founder, Padrón Strategies & Solutions 
  • Author & Attorney Dave Simon

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.

Covid-19 update

Quad-County COVID-19 Update: Four New Cases and Five Recoveries 

(Carson City, NV)- Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting four new positive cases and five additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 108, with 63 recoveries and one death, 44 cases remain active.

The new cases are:

  • A male Douglas County resident in his 20’s
  • A male Carson City resident in his 30’s
  • A male Carson City resident in his 50’s
  • A male Carson City resident in his 40’s

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.

County Total Cases Active Cases Recovered Deaths Hospitalized
Carson City 51 21 29 1 5
Douglas County 22 3 19 0
Lyon County 35 20 15 0
Storey County 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 108 44 63 1

As of May 4, 2020, there were 1,485 tests performed by all providers in the Quad-County region. This does not include the tests conducted on those without symptoms. Gender and age break down of the cases by county is available at Statewide numbers can be found at the Nevada Health Response website (

Community-Based Testing Without Symptoms- Location Change

Community-based COVID-19 testing for those without symptoms started today. Over 400 individuals were tested at the sites today. Due to scheduling conflict, the testing location for Carson City on Saturday has been moved from the Department of Motor Vehicles to Carson High School (1111 N. Saliman Rd., Carson City). Media availability will still be 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Carson High School.

The registration line is open to answer questions and provide assistance for those who have scheduled appointments. The phone number is (775) 434-1450.

For those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have questions, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline 7 days a week, 8 am to 5 pm. Spanish speakers are available. The phone number is (775) 283-4789.

Stay informed. For updates and more information on COVID-19 visit

MEDIA: The situation is continuously evolving, to allow for more accurate number reports, situation updates can be anticipated at 6:00 pm daily, unless immediate updates are necessary.


Corona Virus testing underway in Nevada – Carson High School – By Appointment ONLY. Also old K-Mart No. Carson Street

Drive-up virus testing at Carson High School, courtesy Nevada National guard

The Nevada National Guard is conducting a drive-through Covid-19 virus testing operation at the south parking lot of Carson High School.  The other testing site is in front of the old K-Mart building on north Carson Street.  The testing runs through 4pm today…then starts back up again this Saturday at 9am running through 4pm.  The testing is by appointment only and officials at the site says they’re totally booked up.  No vacancies.  Then next week the National Guard testing operation travels to other counties in the area.  A lot more testing will be required to track the movement of Covid-19 throughout northern Nevada.

Cotton swaps are inserted into nostrils then sent to a lab for analysis.

The testing sites:

Carson City:
Carson City High School
1111 N Saliman Rd, Carson City, NV 89701

Old Kmart/Bully’s Parking Lot
3456 – 3530 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89706


Carson man accused of attempted sexual assault of a girl under 14

Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies monday morning got a tip that a male had just dropped off a young girl after allegedly trying to force a sexual act on her.  A description of the man went out over the radio and it wasn’t long before deputies spotted the man and his car near the Carson City Aquatic Center.

Deputies caught up with the man who was immediately detained. Deputies say that the black BMW described by the girl also had markings that led deputies to believe they had the right suspect. Kahlil Williams, 24, was taken the to Carson City Jail.

Deputies say the girl left her apartment and walked across Hot Springs Road to intercept a school bus to get bag lunches from the school district. While waiting for the bus a man in a black BMW pulled up and offered her a dollar bill. She got into the car and the driver immediately started driving away from the food mart. The man drove behind a motel where the man tried to remove her clothing. The girl told deputies she screamed NO!!, whereupon the man stopped his behavior and proceeded to drive the girl back to a spot near her home, forced her out of the car and he drove away.

The girl told her aunt what had happened. She called 9-1-1 and it wasn’t long before deputies spotted the BMW parked next to the city’s Aquatic Center. Deputies approached the man, identified him as a prime suspect in the incident, arrested him and took him to jail. Kahlil Williams, 24, was booked on charges of Kidnapping, Attempted Sexual Assault, Lewdness with Minor and False Imprisonment. His bail was set at $250,000.

U.S. Senators: The Federal Government is dragging its feet on aid to Native Americans

Merkley, Wyden, Colleagues to Treasury: Disburse $8 Billion in Critical COVID-19 Relief to Tribal Governments Immediately

Treasury has not distributed any of the emergency funding

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with 22 of their colleagues in the Senate, are urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to immediately disburse $8 billion in critical relief funds to eligible federally recognized Tribal governments.

The funding, which was allocated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is critical to helping Tribal governments—just like their state, local and territorial counterparts—respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and continue providing essential government services to their communities. But, as of May 1, the Treasury Department has not distributed any of the funding.

“The CARES Act was passed over a month ago and contained an express statutory deadline for distribution of the CRF to Tribal governments; however, to date Treasury has not distributed any of this critical funding.  While disbursement of the $8 billion reserved for Tribal governments from the CRF was initially delayed due to litigation, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s April 27 Order makes clear that there are no legal barriers to releasing CRF funding to Tribal governments,” wrote the senators.

Senators Merkley and Wyden have recognized that some of the health and economic challenges caused by the coronavirus are felt hardest among tribal communities—and the federal government is not doing enough overall to help tribes. To support tribes, the Senators are pushing not only for the expedient dispersal of the funding, but are also advocating for additional flexible, dedicated resources in upcoming coronavirus emergency relief legislation for tribal communities.


CC Sheriff’s Office needs our help…

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division is asking for assistance in locating a suspect in a Child Abduction case.

This morning (Monday) around 10:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Hot Springs Rd. an elementary school aged student who was waiting for their lunch from the school delivery service was approached by an unidentified light brown colored male. The male was driving a four door black BMW with dark windows, sunroof and large light colored rims; possibly silver or white rims. The male subject lured the juvenile into the vehicle and drove around with the child and then dropped the child off near the location the child was abducted. The male subject is described as having corn rows or dread locks type hair, having a dollar sign tattooed on his right cheek and wearing a white tank top with black shorts.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.
Dispatch Center (775) 887-2677, Investigation Division Detective Hatley (775) 283-7852,
Investigations Sergeant Daniel Gonzales (775)283-7850 or Secret Witness (775) 322-4900.

Case # 2020-2409

Detective Hatley
Investigations Division
(775) 283-7852
(775) 887-2677 Dispatch

Carson Middle School: Award for “Providing Pathways in Computer Science, Engineering and Bio-Medical Science”

Carson City Middle School Recognized as Distinguished STEM School

Carson Middle School has been recognized as a Distinguished School for performing an exemplary Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. Only 176 schools across the country received the top honors for their commitment to student engagement and access.  Two schools in Las Vegas, one school in Reno, and Carson Middle School in Carson City

“This nomination is only given to schools with a large enrollment of the school population in the PLTW program, which, in our case, also includes underrepresented populations and Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) students,” said Katelyn O’Loughlin, sixth grade STEM teacher at Carson Middle School. “We have a distinguished STEM program because of our hard work and dedication to serving our students. Our deep belief that all children can achieve and deserve a STEM education makes a difference.”

Through the PLTW program, students developed STEM knowledge as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. PLTW Gateway empowers students to lead their own discovery and uncover a range of paths and possibilities they can look forward to in high school and beyond.

Carson Middle School uses gateway PLTW classes to bridge students into the Carson High School CTE program. They strive to align with the high schools in terms of Career and College Readiness standards. They also have programs at the middle school level that feed into High School Programs, such as Robotics club, Health Sciences, Information and Media Technologies and Skilled and Technical Sciences.

In all STEM classes, the school includes a unit or incorporate different careers related to a particular STEM field of study. This helps students to learn about those careers so they can start to plan a pathway for high school and beyond. The STEM classrooms also create real-world work environments where students get to imagine and design solutions by listening to others and sharing their ideas.

Project Lead the Way Classes offered through the Carson Middle School STEM Program include the following.
App Creators
Automation and Robotics
Computer Science for Innovators and Makers
Design and Modeling
Energy and the Environment
Flight and Space
Green Architecture
Medical Detectives

Carson Middle and Eagle Valley Middle School are numbered among the more than 11,500 schools across the U.S. in offering PLTW programs to students.  Awards in Nevada went to two Las Vegas schools, one in Reno and Carson High School.

Covid-19 virus snuck inside the Eagle Valley Children’s Home

Corona Virus still very much with us...

It appears that the Corona Virus snuck inside the Eagle Valley Children’s Home in Carson City.  Three employees tested positive for the virus and won’t be allowed back to work until they’re clear of the virus.  Routine testing snagged the virus and it appears the Children’s Home got lucky.  No other staff and none of the clients who live there have shown any signs of the disease.  The three employees who tested positive are awaiting clearance to come back to work, provided they show no signs of the virus in their blood streams.

The Children’s Home has launched “distance visiting” via remote video so families who might test positive won’t infect any children or staff inside the facility.  The Corona Virus can survive in the human blood stream and never show any symptoms.  It takes a blood test to find out if they’re in there.  It’s a very sneaky bug.  Health and Human Services facilities around the state are routinely testing workers to ensure they didn’t accidentally come to work not knowing they were exposed to the virus in the community.  Their main indicator is whether their temperature has hit 100.4 rather than the standard range of 97.7 to 99.5 degrees.


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