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Top Tongan military official visits Carson City, Nevada National Guard

With a cooperative pact signed earlier this year, the highest ranking military official in Kingdom of Tonga, Brig. Gen. Tau'aika Uta Atu, visited Carson City Monday, the first stop on his tour of Nevada.

The Nevada National Guard and the South Pacific island nation are one of the newest official relationships created in the National Guard's State Partnership Program, a Department of Defense function that links a state's National Guard with the armed forces or equivalent of a partner country in a cooperative, mutually beneficial agreement.

Douglas County requests State of Emergency for cumulative flash flooding

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners have requested a State of Emergency due to the cumulative series of flash floods that have taken place since July 20, 2014, in Douglas County. The cumulative series of floods has now exceeded the county’s resources, and the declaration will allow for help with repairing public infrastructure such as County Maintained roads, culverts, and drainage.

Pedestrian struck and killed by pickup, two Douglas sheriff's patrol cars Sunday near Gardnerville

A man standing on Highway 395 in the area of Spring Valley Drive south of Gardnerville was struck and killed by a pickup and then two on-duty Douglas County sheriff's patrol vehicles late Sunday night, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Reported to NHP at 10:45 p.m., troopers were dispatched to the accident involving an unidentified adult male pedestrian being struck by multiple vehicles, said Trooper Dave Gibson.

Carson City back to school enrollment, immunizations continue this week

Beat the back to school run and bring your child in to the Carson City Health and Human Services office this week for their immunization.

Today through Aug. 15, immunizations are being held, with back to school walk-in hours from 1 to 4:30 p.m, no appointment necessary. All required school vaccines are available. After this week, Health and Human Services will offer immunizations on Thursdays only.

The agency is located at 900 East Long Street in Carson City. The number is (775) 887-2190.

Douglas County briefing on Wednesday flash flooding in Fish Springs area

Douglas County agencies and departments are currently working on flood recovery measures in the Fish Springs area as a result of the Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 flash flood event.

The following information is to assist citizens affected by the recent flooding and to provide information on public safety concerns. This incident produced hazardous condition due to the amount of water and dark evening hours and created safety concerns and inhibited immediate damage assessment.

'Feds Feed Families' food drive at Carson City Third and Curry Street Farmers Market

“Feds Feed Families” a food drive to benefit the hungry in Carson City, will be accepting donations and cleaned produce at the Aug. 9 and again Aug. 16 at the Third and Curry Street Farmer’s Market in Carson City.

Donations will benefit the Ron Wood Family Resource Center, a local food pantry that provides emergency rations for about 425 families each week.

Pam Winebarger, the food bank and volunteer coordinator, said the need in the community is great.

“We are seeing many more families in need, and seniors too, which is sad,” she said.

Douglas County explains why it didn't file disaster declaration following July's flash flood

Douglas County Commissioners and Douglas County Emergency Management’s decision not to file a disaster declaration has come under question, been criticized, and created opportunities for much public comment and debate. The recent flash flood event in north eastern portion of the Johnson Lane, Central Johnson Lane, and Fish Springs areas of the county was a significant event that many would think would warrant a disaster declaration.

Tahoe Queen gets stuck on sandbar: 258 passengers taken to safety

What started off as a leisurely 90 minute cruise on the Tahoe Queen turned into quite the adventure for passengers on board Monday afternoon.

The boat was about 30 minutes into its Emerald Bay cruise when it became stuck on a sandbar on Lake Tahoe. At about 3:30 p.m., South Lake Tahoe Fire Department received a call that the Tahoe Queen was stuck off the Regan Beach shore. It is not known at this time why emergency personnel weren't called to the scene until 90 minutes after the Tahoe Queen got stuck.

Volunteers turn out to help storm victims in Minden

When our children sing the song about the rains came down and the floods came up, they fail to tell us about the mud that comes with the flood. But the residents of Minden, Nev., on Mac Drive, know firsthand how much mud comes with the floods.

Sunday afternoon, July 20, 2014, the rains came in force for about 20 minutes. "It started raining and hailing, we were getting it on video, and then heard a loud noise and the whole mountain started coming down in our backyard," recalls Daylin Olson, a resident of Mac Drive.

Fernley man dies in motorcycle crash after attempting to elude Churchill County deputy

A 23-year-old Fernley man died in a motorcycle crash Friday night in Fallon after attempting to elude deputies during a chase, a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper said.

Gregory L. Vasquez died at Banner Churchill Community Hospital where he was taken following the crash. The incident was reported at around 9 p.m. According to NHP, a deputy with the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office had seen the Vasquez, operating a black 2004 Honda motorcycle, commit a traffic violation on Harrigan Road. The deputy attempted to make an enforcement stop.

Care Flight called after woman, child struck by vehicle at Fifth and Roop streets

UPDATE: Carson City sheriff's officials confirmed an adult woman was flown by Care Flight following this morning's crash at Fifth and Roop Street and a child was taken by ambulance. Their conditions are unknown and their identities were unavailable.

UPDATE: Care Flight has taken one victim to the trauma ward of Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno following a pedestrian accident this morning at Fifth and Roop streets. A second victim was taken by ambulance. Reports to dispatch were that a woman and child were hit by a pickup at the intersection.


Salvation Army Apple Tree Back Pack and School Supplies Drive underway

The Salvation Army of Carson City is collecting Back Packs and School Supplies for underprivileged children through August 13th. The Salvation Army has been getting calls from families in need for several weeks asking for help. Children from Carson City School District, Silver State Charter School, and Douglas County School District will receive all back packs and school supplies that are collected.

Similar to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel Tree program the Army has started an Apple Tree program with “Apples” that have a child’s wishes on it to help donors shop.

Carson Valley men among Nevada Dream Tag winners announced

Five lucky hunters, two of whom are from Douglas County, are preparing for their Nevada hunt of a lifetime after winning one of the five premier tags in the Nevada Dream Tag raffle on July 1.

This year the Dream Tag program saw winners from Nevada, California, New Mexico and North Dakota. The winners from Carson Valley include David Cochran of Genoa who won the Desert Bighorn Sheep tag and John Koster of Gardnerville who won the antelope tag.

Pedestrian hit by vehicle at Washington and Stewart streets

UPDATE: Carson City firefighters responded this afternoon to a 50-year-old woman struck by a vehicle in the area of Stewart and Washington streets. The woman had injuries to her leg, arm and hip areas. She was taken by Care Flight to the trauma ward at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.

Emergency crews treating her at the scene said she was conscious and alert. The accident happened at around 3:20 p.m.

NHP: Motorists should avoid using Highway 50 over Spooner

Due to the Clear Creek fire in Carson City, first responders have been called back out to the scene to monitor the path and speed of the fire and to prepare for any road closures that may happen. Nevada Department of Public Safety is currently on scene to prepare to close specific roads if the fire is not contained as to keep the public safe.

Carson City School District offers online updates for students, enrollment for new students

Event Date: 
August 11, 2014 (All day)

The Carson City School District offers online updates for existing students an online enrollment for new students August 11-29.

Through InfoSnap, our secure and green online enrollment system, parents are able to verify all student demographic, emergency and medical information for their child prior to the start of the new school year.

Returning Students: An instructional mailer will be sent home to all existing students in August. This mailer will contain instructions on how to access online enrollment to update their student’s information.

Medical marijuana zoning on tap for Carson City Supervisors

UPDATE: Carson City Supervisors agreed Thursday to opt in on Nevada's medical marijuana law regarding establishments of dispensaries and facilities. The board voted 4 to 1 in favor of zoning changes that allow for medical marijuana establishments in zoned areas. Go here for the full story.

The second reading of a proposed zoning ordinance allowing for marijuana dispensaries and facilities for cultivation, production and testing will go before the Carson City Board of Supervisors on Thursday during an evening session.

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center named 5th 'Most Beautiful Hospital' in U.S.

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City has been recognized by Soliant Health, one of the largest healthcare staffing companies in the country, as the 5th Most Beautiful Hospital in the United States.

The initial hospitals were nominated and then a record setting number of 248,116 votes were tallied to determine the winners.

Forest Service urges holiday visitors to stay safe over July 4 weekend

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is the busiest time in the Lake Tahoe Basin. For those visiting during the weekend and attending one of the firework displays over the lake, expect extremely crowded conditions and excess traffic.

RSVP prepares to bring world class July 4 fireworks show to Carson City

UPDATE: With the July 4 holiday weekend approaching, Nevada Rural Counties RVSP is planning a spectacular fireworks celebration over Carson City to go along with its 22nd annual holiday carnival at Mills Park.

Care Flight responds after toddler hits head and falls in swimming pool

A 2-year-old girl was injured at an apartment complex swimming pool in the 700 block of Hot Springs Road in Carson City this afternoon. The toddler is being taken to the trauma center by Care Flight to Renown Medical Center in Reno.

The accident happened at around 3:45 p.m. The girl reportedly hit her head and fell into the pool where she was found and had been in the pool unconscious for about 45 seconds, according to Carson City firefighters on the scene.

Nevada Air Guard soars during 'Broken Wing' exercise at Reno-Tahoe International Airport

Working closely with the neighboring staff at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, dozens of Nevada Air Guard personnel participated in the “Broken Wing” training exercise in Reno on May 29 that included multiple emergency-response organizations. The Nevada Air Guard base is located on 64 acres on the southwest corner of the airport.

Carson City firefighters respond to SUV crash in Combs Canyon

Carson City firefighters responded tonight to an accident in Combs Canyon. At around 8:10 p.m. dispatch received a call from a resident on Combs Circle who said that he heard a vehicle crash within the canyon and then saw smoke.

Nevada 150 Events Held Throughout June

Many events are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of June. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following are events held June 3 through June 15.

RSVP seeks local musicians and vendors for July 4 celebration

For the 22th year, the Nevada Rural Counties Retired Senior Volunteer Program, also known as RSVP, will sponsor the July 4th celebration at Mills Park, Carson City, July 3-6, 2014. The highlight of the event will include a spectacular Independence Day pyrotechnic display at dusk.

Local musicians and bands are encouraged to apply to play in one of four openings scheduled for Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6. All music genres are welcome but must be suitable for a family-friendly event and contain no offensive lyrics or stage show.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through June 1

Here is the Carson City area road road report for the week of May 26 through June. 1, 2014. Ponderosa Drive has been permanently closed to public traffic south of E. Roland Street. Temporary access will be allowed for emergency vehicles and buses only.
The sidewalk on the south side of Robinson Street between Carson Street and Plaza Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 28, and Thursday, May 29.

Sen. Reid Announces nearly $1.4 Million in FAA grant money for Carson City Airport

Nearly $1.4 million in Federal Aviation Administration grant money has been earmarked for the Carson City Airport, said Nevada Sen. Harry Reid Tuesday. It is among 11 grants awarded to 10 rural Silver State airports for airfield improvements.

Nevada Commission on Homeland Security OKs 2014 Homeland Security grant program projects

Gov. Brian Sandoval, Chairman of the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security, along with 16 voting members recently approved the funding allocations for Federal Fiscal Year 2014 Homeland Security Grant Program projects.

Carson City weekend arrests include several felony and misdemeanor-related offenses

The Carson City Sheriff's Office made several felony and misdemeanor arrests over the weekend, many for drug offenses and court warrants.

A 47-year-old Carson City man, Jon Michael Dietmeier, was arrested Friday, 11:07 p.m. in the 2600 block of Highway 50 East by Carson City sheriff's SET officers on felony drug and weapon charges.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through May 25

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of May 19-25, 2014. Ponderosa Drive has been permanently closed to public traffic south of E. Roland Street. Temporary access will be allowed for emergency vehicles and buses only.
There will be a lane shift on Silver Sage Drive between Greenbriar Drive and Tuscarora Way from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Traffic control will be in effect.

Freeway traffic stalled after accident north of Galena Bridge

Reno-bound traffic on the I-580 freeway was backed up Thursday morning for at least a mile after a two-vehicle accident in which a person was trapped in one of the vehicles.

Traffic in the northbound lane north of Galena Bridge was reduced to one-lane as emergency crews worked the help free the person. The accident was reported to the Nevada Highway Patrol at 8:40 a.m. Motorists can expect delays.

Man jailed after attempting to pass fake $50 bill at Carson City casino

A 71-year-old man was arrested Sunday on a felony charge of forgery after he allegedly attempted to pass a phony $50 bill at a casino, according to the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Roger Coney of Carson City was arrested at 8:18 p.m. in the 3500 block of Highway 50 East. According to the arrest report, the man went to the cashier's cage at a casino in the 3800 block of Highway 50 East to cash in a $50 bill.

Carson City and Lake Tahoe area road report through May 18

Here is the Carson City area road report through May 18, 2014: Ponderosa Drive will be permanently closed to public traffic south of E. Roland Street on Tuesday, May 13. Temporary access will be allowed for emergency vehicles and buses only.

There will be lane closures with flagger-controlled traffic on weekdays on Northgate Lane between the freeway overpass and Jumbo Court.

A southbound lane of Saliman Road will be closed just north of E. fifth street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

10 Tips for Bicycle Commuting

Bike to Work Week starts May 12th! Many cyclists around the country will be taking to the streets next week to use their bicycles for their daily transportation needs. While many of us are pretty comfortable riding bikes for recreational use, we tend to do these activities in ideal locations away from traffic where there isn’t much to think about besides having a good time. Bicycle commuting and other urban errands, though, will most likely take us through areas that are out of our normal comfort zone.

Outdoors with Don Q: It’s that time of the year again for a special fishing guide

It’s that time of the year again for a widely-distributed and widely-read, outdoor publication known as “Fishing The California Alps.”

That annual newspaper is your personal guide to the fishing, camping, sightseeing and vacationing world in this part of the west, and it has many pages of detailed, in-depth information provided by experts in their specific areas of knowledge and experience.

Carson City firefighters respond to blaze on Continental Drive

UPDATE 12:25PM: A single-family home in the 1500 block of Continental Drive had moderate damage after a structure fire Tuesday morning, according to Carson City Fire Chief Stacey Giomi. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

A man was treated for minor burns at the scene after he attempted to extinguish the fire, which was confined to a child's bedroom, said Chief Giomi. He declined to be taken to the hospital.

Northern Nevada emergency dispatchers roll their way into team recognition at Carson Lanes

Public safety dispatchers from Washoe, Carson City, Douglas, Reno and Nevada Highway Patrol competed Monday for best team games at Carson Lanes.

The teams get together annually in recognition of Public Safety Communicators Week celebrated in April every year. Our hats go off to the least seen first responders.

Carson City Sheriff's Special Enforcement Team arrest two in Corbett Street drug bust

Two people were jailed Friday on felony drug charges during an investigation that involved the Tri-County Gang Unit and the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team.

Rebecca Peltier, 31, was arrested at 6:44 p.m. in the 100 block of Corbett Street in Carson City on suspicion of maintaining a drug house, and possession of methamphetamine, both felonies. A 42-year-old Reno man, Jason Leon Baker, was also arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Child on bicycle hit by car at Desatoya and Woodside in Carson City

UPDATE: The 8-year-old boy struck by a vehicle Thursday night at Desatoya and Woodside was flown by Care Flight to Renown Medical Center in Reno. His condition is unknown at this time. The Carson City Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident.

Care Flight was called and Carson City ambulance and sheriff's deputies responded tonight to Desatoya and Woodside streets for a child hit by a vehicle. The call came into dispatch at 7:06 p.m.

Kingsbury Grade closed for construction, Lake Tahoe travelers rerouted to Highway 50 over Spooner

Beginning today, May 1, travelers and commuters looking to get to South Shore Lake Tahoe will need to take Highway 50 over Spooner Summit instead of State Route 207 over Kingsbury Grade.

The road is closed now through May 23 as part of a $15 million road paving and reconstruction project directed by the Nevada Department of Transportation.

East Fork Fire District Celebrates Promotion of Six to Firefighter/Paramedic

East Fork Fire and Paramedic Districts recently announced the promotion of six firefighters to firefighter/paramedic. The six firefighters attended paramedic school through REMSA/UNR in groups of two while still working as firefighters with East Fork over the last three years.

All six of the firefighters: Jeff Cates, Matt Smith, Roby Safford, Clayton Peterson, Steve Koontz and Zac Pedersen graduated with a GPA of 3.6 or greater from the year-long program.

Reid: $2.5 Million in federal grant money secured for Nevada highway safety programs

Nevada will receive more than $2.5 million in federal grant money designated for highway safety programs, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid announced Monday.

The grant money amounts to $2,522,323 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It will be used for programs to reduce deaths and injuries on the highways and roads by focusing on issues such as driver education, impaired driving, pedestrian and bicycle safety, occupant protection, and emergency medical services.

Two Carson City men jailed on multiple felony charges following burglary, vehicle chase

Two men were arrested Monday and face multiple felony charges after they allegedly stole a vehicle and then went to Kohl's where they stole an Xbox and then led Carson City sheriff's deputies on a brief chase.

Jacob Andrew Pacheaco, 27, and Danny Maxfield Jr., 37, were arrested separately, with Maxfield jumping out of a moving vehicle, suffering injuries which required him to go the hospital.

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.

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