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Carson City issues Public Service Annoucement regarding COVID-19, flu season, construction, and more

This is the first of a series of public service announcements filmed to keep the public up to date with the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic, flu season, and what is happening in Carson City outside COVID related news.

The City is proactively taking steps to ensure the health and safety of its residents. In response to the Governor’s recent stay at home request, the City will continue to enable staff to work from home in order to limit the amount of personnel in the workplace.

All regularly scheduled City operations will continue, critical in-person services will be available and emergency services will not be impacted, however the City encourages residents to minimize in-person visits to City offices and to alternatively access City services online or telephonically.

The City offers a variety of services online and encourages residents and businesses to utilize the website, carson.org to access these services, including on-line platforms to help with your interactions with the City. You can also reach City departments telephonically. Should you choose to visit City offices in-person, masks are mandatory in all City buildings.

Board and Commission meetings remain closed to the public. However, public participation is always encouraged, the community can access public meetings at carson.org/meetings and provide public comment electronically by emailing us at publiccomment@carson.org at least one day prior to a meeting, or you can call in while a meeting is in session by dialing 408-418-9388.

With flu season now here, on top of COVID cases, hospital beds are becoming scarce. Carson Tahoe Medical Center is currently working on expansion of their capacity to continue servicing our residents, in daily communication with Carson City Health and Human Services. Please know that we at the City are doing everything possible to keep up and continue providing the best service possible to our residents.

One example is the COVID hotline, which last week was overwhelmed with callers, causing the system to disconnect callers or redirect them immediately into the voicemail system. We are working on creating capacity and a more efficient system to handle the increased call volume and have already seen improvement.

I ask everyone to be patient as things change quickly and we change to keep up. If you get disconnected or leave a voicemail, please call back, or contact your primary physician for instructions.

Carson City must remain steadfast in the fight against COVID-19. Thank you to Carson City’s businesses, residents, and visitors, for operating safely under the Governor’s directives. The City encourages the community to stay informed, practice good hygiene, wear masks, and when feasible please stay home. Our community’s commitment and resilience will reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep our businesses open which is critical to our economy and to you, our citizens, so you can continue working and paying your rent or mortgage, buy groceries and pay for child care.

These are difficult times, but we will get through them if we work together towards the best possible outcome for the population at large. We are all suffering from compliance fatigue, but COVID-19 does not seem to be tired of us yet, so we must continue working together and doing what we all know must be done to keep our friends and family members safe.

In non-COVID news, the South Carson Street road project has been mostly completed. All that is left to do is some landscaping and streetlight installation. The majority of this project is underground with the installation of new water and sewer mains, storm drainage improvements, new electrical to go with the new streetlights, bike lanes and a new multi-use path. We also added pedestrian crossings with rapid flashing beacons, new landscaping and greenbelts and coming soon will be the public art installations.

Next week Mayor-elect Lori Bagwell will be providing Thanksgiving safety tips.

Stay safe and be smart Carson City!

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Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting 3 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Meet Delores, a 94-year-old resident of Spirit of Hope, who would love to hear from you this Valentine’s Day. Spirit of Hope residents like Delores are often isolated from friends and family.

You can make a positive difference in our community with a simple gesture, by sending the gift of a Valentine’s Day card.

To discuss classroom-space expansion plans for Eagle Valley Middle School (EVMS), the Carson City School District will host an in-person meeting in the EVMS gym, Thursday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m.

UPDATE 3:00 p.m.: Law enforcement has cleared the scene and the vehicle was towed. According to Furlong the driver of the vehicle was a man in his 50s. They are currently not regarding the collision as suspicious. It is being investigated by the traffic unit as well as by Nevada Highway Patrol. The driver is suspected to have driven through the cement pylons and through the front doors of the store, and continued through the store striking four people until the vehicle came to a stop. The driver of the vehicle along with four individuals struck inside the store were taken to the hospital.

UPDATE 2:06 p.m.: They are preparing to remove the vehicle from the building.

UPDATE 1:00 p.m.: Stewart is reopened.

UPDATE 11:49 a.m.: According to Sheriff Ken Furlong they believe the driver of a vehicle traveling West on Wright Street experienced a medical emergency, causing them to continue through Stewart Street and directly into the doors of Sportsman’s Warehouse. The vehicle struck five people as it drove through the store.

UPDATE 11:43 a.m.: Both Care Flight helicopters have taken off and are heading to the hospital.

UPDATE 11:36 a.m.: Both helicopters have landed. Stewart Street is blocked.

UPDATE 11:08 a.m.: A second helicopter was ordered to the scene.

Streets will be closed down near the scene including at the roundabout for the helicopter to land.

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Multiple injuries were reported at the scene of a traffic accident on Friday which occurred just after 11 a.m.

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and according to Carson City’s Advocates to End Domestic Violence, the best thing you can do is be informed of the warning signs.

UPDATE JAN. 15: Photos of the juveniles have been provided by the Carson City Sheriff's Office and were added to the story.

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The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public's help in locating two runaway juveniles last seen on Dec. 31, 2020.

Nevada Health Link, the online health insurance marketplace operated by the state agency, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Exchange), reminds Nevadans that Open Enrollment for a comprehensive, Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health plan for 2021 ends at 11:59 p.m. today, Jan. 15, 2021.

Consumers who enroll by the deadline will have coverage effective February 1, 2021.

Get an insider’s look at what to expect during Nevada’s 2021 Legislative Session at the next Rotary Club of Carson City’s weekly meeting. State Assemblyman PK O’Neill will be the guest speaker at the online meeting, which takes place Tuesday, January 19 at 12:30 P.M. The public is welcome to attend the ZOOM meeting.

Attention Carson City area filmmakers: Make a romantic short film or music video in 2 weeks in our Love Notes Short Romance Film and Music Video Competition.

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting 6 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. We are also reporting 62 new cases and 81 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 10,182, with 5,429 recoveries and 161 deaths; 4,592 cases remain active.

CARSON CITY — The Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum announced Thursday it is reopening to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 19, the day after the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Day.

The annual4-H Fabric Sale sponsored by the Carson City, Storey County 4-H Council has been canceled for this year due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic. The annual sale is traditionally held at Fuji Park Exhibition Hall in late January or early February.

Over the next five weeks leading up to Soroptimist International of Carson City's Feb. 18 virtual "Women Helping Women" recognition event, we will be introducing you to each of our 2021 "Women Helping Women" honorees.

RENO — With much of the State of Nevada listed as in extreme drought, Nevadans are facing forecasts for a mild winter, with little precipitation since the rainy season started. With these designations, southern Nevadans are facing a mild and dry winter and northern Nevadans are looking at an uncertain forecast. All could face water restrictions, crop or pasture loss and, with exceptional drought, water shortage emergencies.

The Carson City Senior Center is helping seniors living in the quad counties — Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Storey — age 70 and over in signing up for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Carson City’s Carson Plaza has been selected as one of the first senior living communities in Northern Nevada to receive the COVID-19 vaccine facility-wide, which will undoubtedly bring a sense of security to its residents and caregivers.

The community is invited to a "Meet the Artist" gathering this Friday, Jan. 15 to celebrate the art work of Mauricio Sandoval, who has finished the first mural for Friends of Service Helping, also known as FISH, in Carson City.

A Carson City man has been identified after his body was discovered Jan. 3, 2021 north of Cradlebaugh Bridge on Highway 395, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Rupert's Auto Body in Carson City has supported many causes through the years from youth sports and organizations, to children's programs and local schools. We have also taken special pride in providing support to the Washoe Tribe and its members.

Carson Mall will be sponsoring a Family BINGO night. The event will take place on Jan. 30 from 5-8 pm ish
Refreshments will be able to be purchased! Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased before! Please visit our Facebook for a link or use the link below!

The Nevada State Museum, Carson City, will showcase an early 20th century gown on Jan. 20, as well as historic Coin Press No. 1 on Saturday, Jan. 16.

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 that there are 56 new cases and 90 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 10,120, with 5,348 recoveries and 155 deaths; 4,617 cases remain active.

District Attorney Jason Woodbury has called for a coroner’s inquest relating to the Feb. 15, 2020 killing of Clint Garett Malone in Carson City. Malone, 37, died as the result of multiple stab wounds inflicted at a residence on Woodside Drive.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02) today released the following statement after voting against the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump:

Carson City School District employees, including elementary and secondary education personnel, lined up to be among the first to receive Tier 2 COVID-19 vaccinations at Carson High School on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

RENO — The American Red Cross of Northern Nevada is seeking volunteers to join its Disaster Action Team, serving Carson City and surrounding communities in the Carson Valley and other areas of Douglas County.

UPDATE THURSDAY FROM CCHHS: The Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline is experiencing a high call volume. We apologize for the delay in answering your call. If you are on hold longer than 30 minutes, the system will automatically time you out and you will be asked to leave us a voicemail. Due to a large number of voicemails and a high call volume, we are unable to return all calls at this time. If you are calling about the COVID-19 vaccine, please be patient as the number of people trying to book appointments has slowed down the website. If the page is not loading, please refresh your browser. We will be adding more events weekly, so continue to check back for any openings. We appreciate your patience.

A beautiful sunrise over Carson City at dawn Wednesday morning.

A 39-year-old Carson City man was arrested Sunday for misdemeanor suspicion of DUI and other offenses, a Carson City sheriff's arrest report states.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Transportation is reminding Nevada schoolchildren that there is one week left to participate in the National Association of State Aviation Officials’ art contest.

The Carson City School District is pleased to announce new leadership roles for the School Board of Trustees. At their first meeting of the year Tuesday, Jan. 11, Joe Cacioppo, District 7, was named the newest president of the Carson City School District Board of Trustees.

CARSON CITY — The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada will host a virtual community meeting on Jan. 23 from 10 am to noon. The meeting will tell the story of the fight for women’s suffrage starting with the history of the beginning of women’s battle to get the vote in America.

MINDEN — Douglas County businesses and non-profits can now request to receive free personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitizing products. Through the CARES Act, Douglas County is able to make available PPE and sanitizing products to businesses and non-profits within Douglas County at no charge.

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 that there are three additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. CCHHS is also reporting 111 new cases and 48 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region.

Pizzava is a locally owned and operated Pizza restaurant in Reno, and has decided to expand to the capital city, inside the old Papa John's near Starbucks and FedEx on William Street.

Empire Ranch Golf Course will be conducting prescribed burns to accomplish hazardous fuels reduction and wildlife habitat restoration. These burns are conducted within strict environmental conditions and under a permit issued by Carson City Fire Department. Smoke will be seen throughout the Carson area, please don’t report this as a fire. Only call 911 if you have an emergency.

Democratic Assemblyman Alexander Assefa has resigned from the Legislature after a criminal investigation was launched into his alleged misuse of campaign funds and failure to live in his Las Vegas-area district.

Noting that demonstrations in the capital city have remained, for the most part, peaceful since March, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said public safety remains the first and foremost priority as emotions over the presidential election continue to run high.

The next Carson City School District School Board meeting will take place tonight, Tuesday Jan. 12 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Bob Boldrick Theater within the Carson City Community Center.

Between Friday, Jan. 15 and Jan. 25, 2021, Nevada’s law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be Joining Forces and citing distracted drivers. Nevada law clearly states that any use of a handheld electronic device — cell phone, mp3 player, GPS device, etc. — while driving is illegal.

It has been a plan in the works for months and Monday the National Hockey League made it official — they are bringing NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe to Edgewood Tahoe Feb. 20-21, 2021.

CARSON CITY — The military support organization Work for Warriors Nevada is set to host a no-cost, virtual job fair on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The fair will be online.

Sheldon Adelson, the son of a Boston cabbie who became a billionaire and left an indelible mark on the worlds of gaming and politics, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 87.

Nevada is moving to a new COVID-19 vaccination strategy that will allow the state to distribute doses to essential workers and priority segments of the population in tandem.

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 that there are 34 new cases and 49 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 9,953, with 5,210 recoveries and 152 deaths; 4,591 cases remain active.

Western Nevada College has revamped its Continuing Education program and is now geared toward providing career training and professional development, as well as offering a variety of personal enrichment classes like it has in the past.

The Carson City Library staff is excited to announce a record year for the Books Like Us: Winter Reading Challenge. Carson City patrons were challenged to read 75,000 minutes between Dec. 19, 2020, and Jan. 10, 2021.

There is a prescribed fire happening this Monday afternoon at Empire Ranch Golf Course. Carson City dispatch notes it has been receiving numerous calls from citizens reporting a fire. The fire is a controlled burn done by the property and was, earlier, putting up a heavy amount of smoke.

CARSON CITY — Executive Director of Partnership Carson City Hannah McDonald and Youth Program Coordinator and Training Specialist Samantha Szoyka will speak at the Public Health Cannabis and Vaping 3-Day Virtual Summit Jan. 12 to 14, 2021.

With only four days remaining in Open Enrollment for 2021 health coverage, Nevada Health Link, the online health insurance marketplace operated by the state agency, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Exchange), reminds Nevadans that all plans include access to COVID-19 related diagnosis and treatment, including COVID-19 vaccines when they become available.

A 54-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Friday for suspicion of felony battery with a deadly weapon and other offenses after allegedly hitting a person with a tire iron, a sheriff's office booking report states.

It has become my obsession over the past 10 months to ascertain exactly how little or next to nothing I can do, and still be counted as, "amongst the living." This act of social downsizing has taken me all the way down to the examination of lullabies.

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 that there are 77 new cases and 52 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 9,919, with 5,161 recoveries and 152 deaths; 4,606 cases remain active.

We miss the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make theater. Wild Horse Children’s Theater is looking for young actors, singers, and dancers, ages 10 and up for our new Virtual Broadway Workshop.

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of Jan. 11-17, 2021. Closures are expected at the following locations due to road and utility work: