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Carson City sheriff's candidates square off on staffing, drugs and policing

With early voting in Nevada's primary election beginning Saturday, Carson City residents learned more about some of the philosophies of candidates in the contested races during Wednesday night's candidate forum hosted by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

The Performance Hall of the BAC was a full house for the forum, with hardly an empty seat found for the first segment where the candidates for sheriff were questioned. The audience was reduced to about half after the sheriff's candidate portion ended.

Carson City primary election results

9 p.m.: Results for contested local races. Carson City results are final. Still awaiting results from Washoe and other counties for Assembly and Senate races.

Carson City Sheriff

Kenny Furlong - 5,320 (60.37 percent*)

Daniel Gonzales - 1,907

Don Gibson - 1,496

Lorne Houle - 90

*Any candidate who receives more than 51 percent is automatically elected.

Nevada Assembly District 40 Republican Primary

PK O'Neill - 3,445 (59.3 percent)
Jed Block - 2,364 (40.70 percent)

Nevada Assembly District 39 Republican Primary

Jim Wheeler - 5,070 (62.73 percent)

Robin Reedy - 3,012 (37.27 percent)

Nevada Senate District 16 Republican Primary

Ben Kieckhefer - 8,133 (66.72 percent)

Gary Schmidt - 4,057 (33.28 percent)

Come meet Don Gibson Candidate for Carson City Sheriff

Event Date: 
March 11, 2014 (All day)

Together on Tuesdays

I have been looking forward to meeting all of you and here is our first chance to get personally acquainted. Let's get together over a cup of coffee and talk about the issue's important to you and our community.

Together we can and will take action to create a safer and more secure Carson City. A community I have dedicated my life to. A place we are proud to call home!

Meet and Greet will be at the Hampton Inn & Suites on north Carson Street, starts at 6:00pm

Don Gibson files his candidacy for Carson City Sheriff

Don Gibson filed his candidacy Friday for Carson City Sheriff. He is a lifelong resident of Carson City and has seen positive change throughout the years.

Having been in law enforcement for over 16 years Gibson said he has the demonstrative ability and necessary leadership skills to administer the office of sheriff. His team would continue Carson City’s positive change and he will "always strive to improve the quality of life for all of us."

Gibson said professionalism, compassion and sincerity are all paramount when handling community affairs.

Letter: More explanation needed in Carson City Sheriff's Office embezzlement case

As an announced candidate for Carson City Sheriff I feel obligated to respond to the recently posted news article on Carson Now regarding a Sheriff’s office employee who allegedly embezzled money in the neighborhood of $100,000 dollars.

Carson City Sheriffs' Protective Association statement to the Board of Supervisors

The following statement is from Don Gibson, president of the Carson City Sheriffs' Protective Association, which represents 77 employees. It was read to the Board of Supervisors today:

Daniel Gonzales enters race for Carson City Sheriff

Carson City Sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Gonzales announced Wednesday his candidacy for sheriff of Carson City.

Gonzales says he is running for sheriff with the goal of increasing integrity, transparency and accountability in the Sheriff’s Office, as well as restructuring the department to put more officers on patrol and use monies to better protect and serve Carson City and its residents.

'Have a Heart' celebration fundraiser at Glen Eagles generates $31,000 for FISH

Friends in Service Helping, also known as FISH, raised nearly $31,000 with 37 celebrity waiters and nearly 400 in attendance Saturday night at Glen Eagles in Carson City.

This fundraiser will allow FISH to continue renovations on their 50 year old buildings in Carson City and will help in replacing their aging homeless shelter van. Special thanks to Dick Campagni Capitol Ford/Hyundai, and Carson City Toyota/Scion for donating a $1,000 gas card for our drawing and the Glen Eagle’s staff for a flawless and delicious dinner event.

Together on Tuesdays with Don Gibson Candidate for Carson City Sheriff

Event Date: 
March 25, 2014 - 6:00pm

Are you as passionate about Carson City as I am? Do you want to see this community grow and become safer for our children and families?

If you are as serious about having a positive effect on our community as I pledge to be then I need your help! This elected office is not about me. Its about all of us. Together we will meet the challenges we face and together we will plan and take steps to meet those challenges head on. This partnership starts with you and me.

Board of Supervisors live update: Deputies willing to take pay cuts to save jobs

Carson City Sheriff deputies, wearing yellow t-shirts declaring "Say No to Cuts for Cops," have packed the Sierra Room at the Carson City Community Center for the Board of Supervisors meeting, waiting

Carson City Sheriff’s Protective Association endorses Guimont

Deputies of the Carson City Sheriff’s Protective Association have endorsed fellow officer Bob Guimont for the city's top elected law enforcement leadership position.

Of the 75 ballots cast, and 60 returned, Guimont racked up 45 votes, or 86.5 percent of the actual votes cast, followed by incumbent sheriff Ken Furlong with four votes and challenger Bob White, a sheriff's office captain, with three votes. Of the returned ballots, five were marked No Candidate and three of the votes were not counted because they were not sealed.

Anti-bullying campaign founder says issue is epidemic that requires community solutions

The statistic is staggering: 56 percent of school children, grades 5-12, or about 13 million nationwide say they've been a target of bullies at one time or another.

It's a problem that affects communities, families and schools. Tackling the issue takes a commitment from parents, teachers, law enforcement, elected officials and children themselves. That was the message delivered Saturday at workshop in Carson City presented by the founding members of the national nonprofit group Teach Anti-Bullying, Inc.

Women to Women with Natasha Gibson

This week's Women to Women features Natasha Gibson whose husband, Don Gibson, is running for Carson City Sheriff. Natasha is a Nevada native, born to Reno.

Natasha was raised mostly in Carson City as a youngster and graduated from Pioneer High School. She and her husband share Brandon, 2-years-old and Dylan, 13. Natasha is employed by Advanced Industries by Design.

Mrs. Gibson credits her husband with helping her through an extremely difficult period of her life, and the insight that he gave her is one of the strengths that he is able to give others, according to Natasha.

First in a series: Women to Women with Phyllis Furlong

This week's featured guest on Women to Women Nevada is with Phyllis Furlong, wife of Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong. The program is the first installment of a three featuring the wives of candidates for Carson City Sheriff.

Phyllis was born in Arkansas, but came with her family as a young child to Carson City. She really considers herself as a full-fledged Carsonite-Nevadan.

Carson City Republican Central Committee video of Feb. 27 candidates forum

Here is the video of the Feb. 27 candidates forum hosted by the Carson City Republican Central Committee.

The candidates who participated (in order of their appearance):

Mark Krueger, candidate for Carson City District Attorney (0:00)
Jason Woodbury, candidate for Carson City District Attorney (8:54)
Adam Laxalt, candidate for Nevada Attorney General (18:45)
Dan Schwartz, candidate for Nevada State Treasurer (28:18)
Ken Furlong, candidate for Carson City Sheriff (34:55)
Don Gibson, candidate for Carson City Sheriff (43:23)

Veteran Carson City Deputy Don Gibson announces run for Sheriff; picks retiring NHP trooper for Undersheriff

(The following was submitted by Deputy Don Gibson who announced Tuesday that he is running for Carson City Sheriff. Gibson, who has been in law enforcement for 16 years, 13 of those assigned to the patrol division in the Carson CIty Sheriff's Office, named retiring Nevada State Trooper Michael “Sean” Giurlani as his running mate for Undersheriff.)

New sheriff, new perspective
Today, I am excited to announce my bid to be the next Sheriff of Carson City. I made the decision to enter the race because I strongly believe we need new leadership and new perspective in the Sheriff’s Office. I appreciate the encouragement I have received from so many people and I will repay that confidence by working hard to become a New Sheriff with New Perspectives.

Gardnerville man steals four cases of beer for birthday party, arrested for shoplifting and meth possession

A Gardnerville man, who told authorities he was planning a birthday party but didn't have enough money for beer and so he decided to steal four cases of it, faces felony shoplifting and possession of methamphetamine charges after being arrested Wednesday.
Jay William Dunkelberg, 53, was detained by Safeway store personnel following a foot chase. He was subsequently interviewed by Carson City Sheriff's Office personnel where he confessed to shoplifting and meth possession, according to the arrest report. Bail is set at $5,000.

Women to Women interview with Meliah Gonzales

This week's Women to Women Nevada is the second in a three-part interview series. This latest episode features Meliah Gonzales, a Carson City District Court bailiff and wife of Daniel Gonzales, a Carson City Sheriff's Office sergeant and candidate for sheriff.

Mrs. Gonzales has her degree in criminal justice. She and Daniel have three children — an 8-year-old and 5-year-old twins. Mrs. Gonzales knows her husband better than anyone and she shares her views openly and candidly in her interview.

Video: Carson City sheriff candidates talk budget, policies and policing at chamber forum

Four candidates for Carson City sheriff squared off Wednesday night in a forum hosted by the chamber of commerce. The candidates were presented questions about budget matters, policies, goals and staffing.

The candidates are incumbent Sheriff Ken Furlong, Deputy Don Gibson, Sgt. Daniel Gonzales and former U.S. Marine Lorne Houle. Early voting in the primary election began Saturday. The primary election is Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Carson City man jailed after allegedly threatening to kill ex-girlfriend with gun

A Carson City man was jailed Tuesday on suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend and threatened to kill himself and her with a semi-automatic handgun.

Jorge Alberto Garcia-Austria, 34, was arrested following the alleged incident that happened Monday in the woman's Koontz Lane home. He is is being held on $23,137 bail.

Carson City Republican Central Committee Candidate Forum

Event Date: 
February 27, 2014 - 6:30pm

The Carson City Republican Central Committee will hold a candidate forum Feb. 27., 6:30 p.m. at Silver State High School, 788 Fairview Dr. Carson City.

Featured at the forum will be declared Candidates for:

Carson City authorities arrest man suspected of stealing jewelry for drug habit

Carson City authorities nabbed a man on Monday suspected of stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry from a woman who hired the 23-year-old to do maintenance work around her home on Friday.

With agreement from the victim, officers hid in a closet when they learned the suspect, Kyle Canyon Curtis, had asked to return to the home, in the 2900 block of Poole Lane, presumably to finish the job.

Carson City Deputy Sheriff's Association opens account for officer stricken with cancer

The Carson City Deputy Sheriff’s Association has set up an account for Deputy Kip Lee who has recently been diagnosed with myeloma, a type of bone cancer. Deputy Lee will be seeking treatment at a cancer center in Utah for three months.

Deputy Lee, a married father of three, has been a law officer in Carson City for more than five years.

Thieves smash doors, take cash register money from two Carson City book stores

Two Carson City businesses had their glass doors smashed and cash registers tampered with overnight.

The Manger Christian Bookstore, and Dreamwell Comics, located at 4250 Cochise Street in South Carson City at the corner of Clearview were broken into sometime overnight, with the thief or thieves apparently attempting to get money from cash registers.

Elderly man accused of shooting paralyzed wife at Carson City hospital intended to kill her, himself

An 88-year-old Minden man accused of shooting his wife at a Carson City hospital on Sunday told the arresting officer that he put four bullets in a handgun with the intent of killing the woman and himself, saying she had recently become paralyzed in an accident.

Carson City leaders OK deep budget cuts, including sheriff deputy positions

The Carson City Board of Supervisors agreed to make about $7.8 million in cuts, including the elimination of about 20 positions from the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Filing period closed: Carson City contested races to be decided in primary, general election

Carson City voters will go to the polls twice this year to decide who they want representing them for the contested office of sheriff.

With the filing period closed, four are running for city's top law enforcement job. The decision will be narrowed to two in the June 10 primary election. Alphabetically those who have filed are: Ken Furlong, Don Gibson, Daniel Gonzales and Lorne Houle.

In the Nov. 4 general election the contested races are as follows:
District Attorney: Mark Krueger and Jason Woodbury.
Supervisor Ward 1: Karen Abowd and Lisa Helget

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