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No serious injuries reported after two motorcycles crash on Carson Street

Carson City Fire Department and sheriff's deputies were called Friday morning to a motorcycle crash involving two bikes in the 2700 block of Carson Street. The riders were not seriously injured, according to emergency crews on scene.

Carson City man in critical condition after assault Thursday night on Woodside Drive

This story has been updated with new information regarding the arrest of two suspects in the beating death of 61-year-old Leon Arellano Pacheco of Carson City. Go here for the latest information to this developing story.

Attorney General and Office Receives Patriotic Employer Award

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and her office received the “Patriotic Employer” award given by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The Award recognizes the Nevada Attorney General’s Office for “supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.”

“We are thankful for the exceptional service of our employees who are also reservists and National Guard members,” said Masto. “We are honored to be nominated for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Patriotic Employer Award.”

Carson City sheriff's deputies arrest two in separate cases involving child neglect

Two people were arrested by Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies this weekend in separate cases, each on suspicion of child neglect and other charges.

In the first arrest, a 47-year-old Carson City woman was booked into jail Sunday, 12:50 a.m. after being arrested in the 1400 block of East William Street. She faces three gross misdemeanor counts of child endangerment, misdemeanor DUI and failure to maintain lanes.

Carson City sheriff's SET team arrests man on warrant, finds meth in motel room

A 53-year-old Carson City man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and four misdemeanor charges including two counts violation of a suspended sentence.

Scott Alan Tucker is being held on $10,374 bond. According to the arrest report, deputies with the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team conducted a warrant service on Tucker at a motel room in the 2700 block of South Carson Street.

Care Flight called after vehicle crash at College Parkway and Northgate

Carson City Fire Department emergency responders ordered two Care Flight helicopters Sunday morning after a two vehicle crash at College Parkway and Northgate. One of two people injured was reported to be pregnant.

The crash was reported at 10:06 a.m. Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies are re-routing traffic around the accident scene. College Parkway has been shut down at Carson Street.

The condition of the two injured is unknown at this time. Both will be flown to the trauma unit of Renown Medical Center in Reno.

Lawsuit settlement needed by April 4 or South Lake Tahoe July 4 fireworks show canceled

The message to Joseph and Joan Truxler is simple and clear: Meet with us, come up with a solution and drop your lawsuit by April 4. If the suit isn't dropped by then the South Lake Tahoe 4th of July Fireworks display will be canceled.

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center earns Gold Seal of Approval for Accreditation

Carson Tahoe Health Earns Gold Seal of Approval From Joint Commission

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center has recently earned Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

The Joint Commission is the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. As the only Joint Commission accredited hospital in the Carson City, Douglas County region, the award acknowledges Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center’s dedication to continuous compliance and health care excellence with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Cyber security tops list in Nevada Homeland Security funding priorities

Cyber security, intel sharing, public information, operation coordination and communication are the five top priorities for 2014 determined by the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security, chaired by Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Sandoval and 16 voting members made the list of five spending priorities, with cyber security being No. 1, using a $4.7 million grant by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that was secured by Nevada last week.

Carson City woman turns herself in on felony warrant charge of credit card fraud

A 32-year-old home care worker turned herself into the Carson City Sheriff's Office early Tuesday on a felony warrant for her arrest.

Amy Lynne Wolf of Carson City was taken into custody at 1 a.m. on March 25. A warrant was issued Feb. 27, 2014 on a charge of suspicion of fraudulent use of a credit card. A $5,000 bondable was set and she was released from jail on that bond.

In other arrests: A man jailed Sunday on felony drug and fugitive charges had an additional misdemeanor charge added Tuesday after he failed to appear in a Carson City courtroom in May 2007 on a traffic citation.

Dream, work, achieve: a story for our children

Nevada has some amazing people. This is a story about one of them, Dr. Thomas Schwenk, Dean of Nevada’s medical school – a story he tells to inspire beginning medical students and others.

Thirty years ago, after completing their medical residencies, Schwenk and a partner opened an office in a small northern Utah town. They were the only physicians in a large area, the closest hospital was an hour away, and even helicopter transport took time to arrange.

Woman's foot injured in hit and run crash on Como Street

A hit and run accident that resulted in an injury was called into dispatch at 11:48 p.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of Como Street in Carson City.

A 1990s model red Ford Explorer was seen fleeing the area, according to initial reports. The 20-year-old victim, a woman, was said to have an injury to her foot after the SUV ran over it.

She was reported to be conscious and alert and speaking with emergency crews on the scene.

Carson City man with warrants runs from officer, jailed on misdemeanor charges

A 35-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday, March 20, on multiple misdemeanor warrant charges including contempt of court and larceny.

According to the arrest report, the sergeant for the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team was patrolling the area of William and Rand streets at around 10 p.m. when he observed the suspect and knew he had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Working Women With Families Have Unique Retirement Needs

These days it’s common to find women who balance family life with active careers. That’s why it’s important for working women to take an active role in planning for retirement.
Females retiring at age 65 can expect to live another 19 years (three years longer than males retiring at the same age), but only 45 percent of women participate in a retirement plan. Those statistics may make women feel insecure about their future, but with proper planning, women can feel more confident about their retirement years.

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Nevada awarded $4.7 million in federal Homeland Security funding

Nevada was awarded $4.7 million Wednesday in federal Homeland Security money for 2014, according to the state's Department of Public Safety.

The grant award, known as the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, goes to states that are considered the nation’s highest risk areas, including urban areas that face the most significant threats. 

Emergency planners prepare for 'cataclysmic flood event'

Emergency planners gathered in Reno on Friday to prepare for an epic flood — an event of scope and scale so vast that participants hope to never see in their lifetime, but which history suggests will some day occur.

The scenario played out at Washoe County’s Regional Emergency Operations Center revolved around a so-called “ARkstorm,” a massive one-two punch of snow and rain that would swamp the Reno-Tahoe area in a flood far worse than big ones experienced in recent history such as in January 1997.

Passenger critically injured after vehicle hits tree near Spooner Summit

A SUV crashed into a tree early Tuesday morning on State Route 28 north of Highway 50 and Spooner Summit, critically injuring a passenger, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. A preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the SUV may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

Carson City dignitaries go head-to-head March 29 in annual fundraiser for FISH

Come enjoy a great dinner and watch your favorite Carson City area celebrities battle it out for tips on Saturday, March 29. Nearly 40 local celebrities will compete at the FISH, “Have a Heart Celebration.”

Local leaders from churches, business, media, local/state government and those from the medical field are helping FISH by becoming the Glen Eagles’ service staff for one memorable night of “fine dining.”

Open burning in Carson City with permit to run March 15 through April 6

The Carson City Fire Department will allow open burning March 15 to April 6, 2014. The purpose of the open burn period is to provide residents an opportunity to dispose of accumulated weeds and yard debris.

Driving a Pint Size Car

I first saw a Smart Car in Paris. We were visiting my daughter who was studying abroad in the Fall of 2004. My wife took a photo of me standing behind the uber compact with my arms stretching from bumper to bumper. The design and size were like nothing I had seen in an automobile; it was very Euro.

Nevada law agencies begin aggressive 10-day campaign to crack down on speeding

Lead foot drivers beware: For the next 10 days, more than two dozen Nevada law enforcement agencies will join forces to crack down on motorists exceeding speed limits or driving too fast for road conditions.

"We encourage everyone to leave early and follow the speed limit signs throughout the whole year," said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Lopez. "When we do these Join Forces, our goal is to encourage drivers to be safe all the time."

Man jailed on felony charges after allegedly stealing debit cards from vehicle

A 20-year-old Carson City man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony vehicle burglary after deputies found him in possession of stolen debit and gift cards and a repair kit taken from an SUV.

Ezekial Brenn Okelley is being held on $55,824 bail. According to the arrest report, Carson City sheriff's deputies responded to an apartment complex in the 700 block of Silver Oak Drive after a report of a suspicious person checking car doors. The man was described by witnesses as wearing a gray hoodie, dark pants, beanie-style cap and carrying a backpack.

Prestige and Carson Tahoe Health to provide senior care services to Carson City region

Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living, leaders in skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, announced plans Tuesday to join with Carson Tahoe Health to expand senior care services and offer comprehensive memory care to Carson City residents and their families.

As a first step in the relationship, the organizations will develop a community with 40 units for memory care services on the Carson Tahoe Specialty Medical Center campus. Construction will begin in 2014.

Carson City man arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse

A Carson City man was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony child abuse. Terry Ray Kilfian was arrested in the 2200 block of Roop Street at 12:19 p.m.

According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies met with the 12-year-old victim who claimed his father punched him in the face, then kicked him on the side in his ribs. The child had visible injuries to his neck, face and ribcage, according to the arrest report.

Carson City sheriff's Special Enforcement Team arrest pair in drug sting operation

A Carson City pair were arrested Jan. 31, 4:46 p.m. in the area of Highway 50 and Fairview on multiple felony drug charges following a sting operation through the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team.

Nevada Seismological Lab reports swarm of earthquakes near Virginia City and Reno

RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada, Reno’s Seismological Laboratory reports an ongoing swarm of earthquakes near Virginia City, Nev. since Tuesday, Jan. 21. To date, over 100 events have been located. Four have been larger than magnitude 3.0, in the past two days.

There have been no reports of damage. The larger events have been felt in Virginia City about 8 miles to the southwest and in Reno about 10 miles west of the swarm.

It's Your City with FISH director Jim Peckham

This week's It's Your City is with Jim Peckham, executive director of Friends in Service Helping, otherwise known as FISH, located in Carson City.

FISH provides food, shelter, clothing and access to healthcare with a "hand up rather than hand out" philosophy. Peckham provides an update this winter season's happenings at the thrift stores, dining rooms, and homeless shelters.

Nevada team practices prescription drug distribution for public health disasters

CARSON CITY – A team of about 20 Nevada public health professionals recently learned and practiced warehouse skills needed to unload, inventory and ship out massive amounts of medications or other items that could be needed in the event of a public health emergency.

Carson City jail inmate faces charge of violating restraining order

A 27-year-old Carson City man was arrested Jan. 18, 1:31 a.m. in the area of North Carson and East Park Street. He faces a felony charge of child endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of DUI.

According to the arrest report, an officer doing routine patrol on North Carson Street at Hot Springs Road observed a silver in color Dodge Durango without a license plate. The officer turned on his overhead emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop at North Carson Street and East Park Street.

Taxing Carson City More?

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Yet another proposal to spend money by our city government has been proposed once again to build animal shelters, athletic centers and improve 'corridors'. After the failed city center proposal there seems to be no end to new possibilities for our public officials to spend more taxpayer money. Much like our state and federal governments, increased spending seems to be pandemic. Are these all worthwhile and worthy endeavors?

The Value Proposition

Rational Carsonites carefully deploy their finite personal capital for maximum value and tangible results. Conversely, our city's officials serially ignore the value proposition, favoring redundant, feel-good projects lacking objective analysis, justification and worthwhile benefits. Core civic services and infrastructure maintenance suffer.

The recent initiative to raise sales taxes, projected to saddle taxpayers with $15 million of additional long-term debt, is largely ($13 million) targeted for more indoor basketball courts and arterial street beautification projects.

Hospital gunman identified as husband of victim; woman flown to Renown trauma unit with life threatening injuries

This story has been updated with new details about the elderly suspect and possible motive in Sunday's hospital shooting in Carson City. Go here for the update.

Lyon among nine Nevada counties to get federal primary disaster status due to drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated nine counties in Nevada as primary natural disaster areas due to the drought. The counties included are Lyon, Washoe, Churchill, Mineral, Lander, Pershing, Clark, Nye and Humboldt.

Farmers and ranchers in Carson City, Douglas and Storey counties as well as Esmeralda, Lincoln, White Pine, Elko and Eureka counties also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous.

Carson Tahoe Health, University of Utah Health Care partner to improve specialist access

Officials from Carson Tahoe Health announced a new partnership Thursday with Salt Lake City-based University of Utah Health Care that will extend the resources of a premier academic medical center to Carson City, Douglas County, Dayton and the surrounding communities.

The agreement formalizes a long tradition of collaboration between the two health care providers.

Carson Tahoe Wound Healing Center expands, adds hyperbaric oxygen chamber

More than 8 million people in the U.S. suffer from non-healing wounds, which are often impeded by such diseases and conditions as diabetes, obesity, aging and the late effects of radiation therapy.

The newly expanded Carson Tahoe Center for Wound Healing is located on the second floor of the Carson Tahoe Specialty Medical Center at 775 Fleischmann Dr. in Carson City. The center now provides the latest advanced treatments to help these patients heal and with a faster recovery times.

Storey County schools make 'first of its kind' decision for student safety

The Storey County School District Director of Transportation has become the first in the nation to take the pro-active step to hold interactive, scenario-based attack countermeasure training for school bus drivers. The first training takes place this Friday, Jan. 3 in Virginia City.

Capital Crossfire: ARkStorms – Managing the Risk

This week's Capital Crossfire with hosts Karl Neathammer and Shelly Aldean features a discussion on historical flooding in the region. "ARkStorms — Managing the Risk" features guests Jay Aldean, executive director of the Truckee River Flood Management Authority and Aaron Kenneston, Emergency Management Administrator for Washoe County.

Carson City Fire Department promotes Bob Schreihans to EMS chief position

The Carson City Fire Department has filled an upcoming vacancy by promoting from within. Captain Bob Schreihans has been named the Department’s Chief of Emergency Medical Services and Training.

Battalion Chief Schreihans replaces retiring Battalion Chief Eric Bero.

Fighters Against Child Abuse makes final holiday push to help Carson City area children

Fighters Against Child Abuse is in its final push to help greater Carson City area abused children this Christmas.

In conversations with CASA, there's a major need for new socks and underwear, sizes for all ages from 0-17 for children entering the child abuse system. These children arrive with nothing but what they are wearing.

Fire at Bango oil refining plant near Fallon, 1 injury reported, 3 air ambulances respond

A fire is burning at the Bango oil refining plant west of Fallon off of U.S. Highway 50. Channel 2 News is reporting that one patient has been confirmed and three air ambulances were called.

Fighters Against Child Abuse, Expands it's Christmas Coat & Toy Drive to Include; Socks of Love.

Event Date: 
Repeats every 2 days until Tue Jan 01 2013 .
December 8, 2013 (All day)

Update: Fighters Against Child Abuse, is expanding to include "Socks Of Love" As part of their Christmas Coat & Toy Drive
In conversations with CASA, a major need is new socks and underwear, of sizes for all ages from 0-17 for children entering the child abuse system. These children arrive with nothing but what they are wearing. Two drop off locations have been added!

Our needs are:
Socks (New)
Underwear (New)
Sneakers all sizes (New)
Coats & Clothing (new or gently used
Gift Cards to purchase clothing items.
Monetary Donations.

Official Drop Off Centers are, Carson City;

Sheriff: Body of homeless man found in Carson City may have died from the cold

UPDATE: The body of a man found this morning in the hill area behind the AM/PM at 4190 South Carson Street likely died of exposure to the cold weather, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene at around 11:25 a.m. after a caller phoned dispatch saying there was a man behind the store who wasn't moving. Foul play isn't suspected, said Furlong. A coroner and detectives were also investigating.

Snowstorm brings slick roads, wrecks, several spinouts

UPDATE: An accident was reported at 5:01 p.m. in the northbound lane of Highway 395 at Highway 50. NHP reports no serious injuries.

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UPDATE: Southbound traffic at Hot Springs and Roop in Carson City is closed due to several spinouts as of 3:26 p.m. Traffic is backed up in the area, with snowplows and sanders making their way to clear the road.

An accident reported at I-580 and Eastlake is causing traffic problems extending into the Washoe Valley and old Highway 395, according to NHP. The freeway was closed briefly. Both lanes are now open as of 3:38 p.m.

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Nevada safety managers earn status renewal nod from U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Nevada's emergency management and Homeland Security divisions received federal government approval for their plans on how to handle either natural or manmade hazards that could affect the state, officials announced Tuesday.

Carson City emergency crews respond to crash at Highway 50 East and Flint, traffic being re-routed

Two vehicles were involved in a crash this afternoon at Highway 50 East near Flint Road. One injury was reported and Care Flight was requested to pick up the patient at the Carson City Airport, according to emergency personnel on the scene.

Arriving deputies report a large debris field from the crash. Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies were called as to help with rerouting traffic around the accident scene. The Nevada Highway Patrol was also notified of the crash and were responding.

The crash was reported at around 12:45 p.m.

Man jailed on DUI, drug charges; allegedly goes wrong way down highway, pizza drive-thru

A 69-year-old Minden man was arrested Nov. 30 on suspicion of felony possession of methamphetamine after being stopped for driving on the wrong side of the highway and then the opposite end of a restaurant drive-thru line.

Raymond E. Custis also faces misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of drugs, driving without insurance and a valid license, and possession of marijuana.

Carson Tahoe Health Hosts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training Course

Carson Tahoe Health in Carson City was selected by the International Order of Forensic Nurses as the West Coast site for the clinical portion of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training course. The training took place on November 18 and 19 at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center where 15 nurses were certified, four of which are employed by Carson Tahoe Health.

Fighters Against Child Abuse Christmas Drive

Fighters Against Child Abuse is holding a Christmas Coat, Toy and Donation Drive to benefit Carson, Douglas and Lyon County Children.

FACA is a registered Nevada non-profit, dedicated to supporting Nevada's Abused Children.FACA is seeking Coats, Toys and Monetary Donations or Gift Cards, to provide tangible goods to families with Abused Children, CASA, Austin's House Child Abuse Emergency Shelter,and Ventana Sierra, an organization that provides housing for Aged Out Foster Kids.

Outdoors with Don Q: Don't understand rule No. 2? See rule No. 1

With winter weather creeping around the corner, and with many California waters closed for the year as of November 15, this is an annual reminder for those fishermen who are done fishing for the year.

Many of you prefer not to fish during the winter months or have absolutely no interest in ice fishing, so this article is specifically written for you. (Hmmm, come to think of it, this article is also worth reading by those of you who plan to continue fishing until the weather warms back up, again).

Summit at Governor's Mansion to raise awareness of Nevada’s food insecurity

State and federal agencies and non-profit organization leaders will meet Wednesday with Nevada’s First Lady Kathleen Sandoval at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City to address food and hunger issues during the Northern Nevada Food Summit.

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