Exclusive: Douglas Co. chair wanted to cut library funding over Black Lives...

Exclusive: Douglas Co. chair wanted to cut library funding over Black Lives Matter support | Carson City Nevada News


Carson City Mayor, attorney and Vietnam veteran Robert L. “Bob” Crowell died overnight. He was 74.

Robert L. “Bob” Crowell was a native Nevadan, born in the mining town of Tonopah and raised in Carson City. An attorney by profession, Bob was a Vietnam Veteran and retired Navy Captain.

Bob was elected Mayor of Carson City in 2008 and assumed his duties as Mayor on January 5, 2009. He was re-elected in 2012 and 2016. Prior to being elected Mayor, Bob served 11 years on the Carson City School Board of Trustees.

by Ben Margiott, News 4

The chair of the Douglas County Commission wanted to cut library funding after the director showed support for Black Lives Matter, according to new emails obtained by News 4-FOX 11.

Through a public records request, we uncovered new details on the Douglas County library debacle, which began in July when Douglas County library director Amy Dodson supported adopting a diversity statement and backing Black Lives Matter.

Dan Earp, Recreation Superintendent

Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space is pleased to announce that the 4th annual Carson City BOOnanza is still occurring this year, just in a different format.

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting ten new cases and seven additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 1,131, with 1,009 recoveries and fifteen deaths, 107 cases remain active.

Gina Lopez, Brewery Arts Center

The Brewery Arts Center will deliver live music directly to the citizens of Carson City while practicing social distancing once again this week, this time in the Northgate neighborhood.

This Saturday, Sept. 12, the BAC is proud to present New Wave Crave. As if they were took a time machine from the 80’s, the party begins the moment these four talented musicians hit the flatbed.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office Press Release

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division is asking for assistance in identifying an unknown suspect, alleged to have fraudulently used a stolen credit card.

Dan Davis, Carson City School District

The Carson City School District reported an additional three positive COVID-19 cases. Two of the persons work in the transportation department with a connection to the previously reported case.

Those employees previously identified will continue to quarantine for the recommended isolation period, and transportation services will resume as soon as possible (at the earliest, Sept. 22, but possibly longer if more employees test positive).

The third confirmed case is an individual at Carson High School.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office Press Release

On September 10th, 2020 the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division conducted a compliance check for sex offenders whom are required to register their current addresses with this Sheriff’s Office.

Megan Messerly, The Nevada Independent

President Donald Trump will rally supporters at the Minden-Tahoe Airport in Douglas County on Saturday after plans for a similar event in Reno were scuttled earlier this week when airport officials said it would violate the state’s 50-person limit on public gatherings.

A vehicle accident was reported just before 2 p.m. near S. Carson and Colorado Street.

The accident involves two vehicles and injuries are unknown at this time.

Motorists should avoid the area or use caution if alternate routes are unavailable.

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office

On September 10, 2020, at approximately 2028 hours, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Dispacth Center began receiving multiple 911 calls about an active shooter on the highway in Smith Valley.

David Bugli, Jazz and Beyond

Mile High Jazz Band Association continues the 2020 Jazz & Beyond Festival’s series of live-streamed, streamed, and virtual events through September 27, 2020.

Denise Clodjeaux, Rotary Club of Carson City

Nevada Court of Appeals Judge Bonnie Bulla will be the guest speaker at The Rotary Club of Carson City’s lunchtime meeting on Tuesday, September 15th.

By Isaiah Burrows

Heading into the weekend, there’s a bevy of activities around the Carson City region. Western Nevada College will host a memorial exhibit and informational presentation on the 9-11 attacks on Friday. Partnership Carson City will team up for a statewide suicide prevention virtual walk this Saturday. Along with live music and a 5K run/walk at Bob McFadden Plaza, there is plenty of excitement buzzing around the state capitol! Read on for more information.

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services reports Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 that there are 15 new cases and four additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 1,121, with 1,002 recoveries and 15 deaths, 104 cases remain active.

DMV news release

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday an additional extension for expired or soon-to-be expired driver’s licenses and ID cards and new, limited Saturday hours for new Nevada residents. The DMV is continuing to find new ways to serve the public while operating under COVID-19 safety protocols.

by Kelsey Penrose

The next Carson City Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Sierra Room of the Community Center, located at 851 E. William Street.

Items for discussion include new shade structures in the downtown area, grant funding for fuel reduction, surplus city funding, and more.

Megan Messerly, The Nevada Independent

Bars and taverns across Washoe County as well as in the town of Pahrump in Nye County will soon be allowed to open following a surprise decision from the state’s COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force on Thursday.

Carson City School District

The Carson City School District reported three additional positive COVID-19 cases. Two of the persons work in the transportation department with a connection to the previously reported case. The last day of exposure was the same as the first reported case.

UNR Extension

With 642 fires having burned 229,409 acres in Nevada so far this year, and wildfires continuing to threaten homes and lives across the West, University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Living With Fire Program continues its virtual workshop series, “Five Ways to Prepare Your Family and Property for Wildfire.”

Nevada Division of Forestry

This fall, bring home the beauty of Nevada’s natural landscape! Operated by the Nevada Division of Forestry, the State Tree Nursery in Washoe Valley has a great selection of Nevada-friendly plants available for purchase. All plants are grown and maintained at the nursery and are conditioned to survive Northern Nevada’s cold winters and hot, dry summers.

CARSON CITY — It’s been nearly two decades since the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda sinisterly carried out the single deadliest human terrorist attack ever by crashing hijacked passenger airplanes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Continued shift in winds will bring more smoke from California wildfires back into western Nevada and the Lake Tahoe basin Thursday and Friday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Dense Smoke Advisory.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Nevada this Friday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at CoCoMoes Qnique Eats in Gardnerville.

Rad Strategies news release

Miles Construction, a diversified northern Nevada general contractor, presented Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada with a $5,000 check in support of the Luau 2020 event and fundraiser, being held virtually this Saturday, Sept. 12.

Photo by Patt Quinn-Davis

Early Thursday morning at the state capitol in Carson City.

Nevada Day committee

The Nevada Day Committee would like to officially announce that, due to current conditions, the traditional Nevada Day Celebration will have a new look this year.

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 that there are six new cases and nine additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 1,106, with 998 recoveries, 15 deaths. There are 93 cases that remain active.

by Kelsey Penrose

In a few short months Maurice “Mo” White and Stacie Wilke-McCulloch will go to the polls for a second time to determine who will take over the seat for the Board of Supervisors position in Carson City for Ward 2.

Misty Vaughan Allen, Suicide Prevention Coordinator

by Quest Lakes

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey counties meets Thursday, Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. via Zoom. This month, guest speakers include Misty Vaughan Allen, Suicide Prevention Coordinator with the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention, and Cherylyn Rahr-Wood, Zero Suicide Coordinator.

Brian Bahouth, Sierra Nevada Ally

The Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act (SNPLMA) provides for the sale of certain federal lands in Clark County, Nevada for development. Money from the sale of the land is then largely used to acquire environmentally sensitive land and, in a broad sense, to fund conservation and restoration projects across the state.

The U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday that it is temporarily closing the remaining 10 national forests in California, including Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Eldorado National Forest, Plumas National Forest and Tahoe National Forest.

Megan Messerly, The Nevada Independent

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority has advised the company that leases the hangar where President Donald Trump had planned to hold a campaign rally on Saturday that the event is in violation of a state directive limiting gatherings to 50 people and that it cannot proceed.

The developer of the Lompa Ranch residential project, located south and east of Carson High School, will begin infrastructure work Monday, Sept. 14, according to the home builder.

Nevada Supreme Court release

Former Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas L. Steffen died peacefully from natural causes on Sept. 1, 2020 in Hendersonville, TN. He was 90. Steffen served on the Nevada Supreme Court from 1982 until his retirement in 1997.

By Rhonda Buckley

Join Nevada Raider Nation, Carson City Chapter for the Las Vegas Raiders opening game of the 2020-2021 NFL season at Jimmy G’s, 301 N. Carson St., Sunday, Sept. 13.

Two were booked Tuesday for suspicion of felony possession of stolen property, according to a Carson City Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

Dan Davis, Carson City School District

CARSON CITY — The U.S. Agriculture Department has extending the free school meal program to millions of children nationwide. The program allows families in need to pick up free food from any convenient school campus, even if their child is not enrolled there.

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit released a list of beaches, campgrounds, resorts and public areas that are closed as of Monday because of dangerous fire conditions.

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 that there are nine new cases and 15 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 1,100, with 989 recoveries and 15 deaths, 96 cases remain active.

Riley Snyder, The Nevada Independent

President Donald Trump’s campaign is narrowing its focus in a lawsuit against Nevada’s expanded use of mail-in ballots for the 2020 general election, now specifically challenging a provision allowing ballots received up to three days after the election to be counted if their postmark is unclear.

by Kelsey Penrose

For nearly 10 years the King of Carson, Carson City’s resident celebrity buck, has reigned supreme across the west side of Carson, collecting fans wherever he trod. But Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, we are sad to report the King has died.

Partnership Carson City

Partnership Carson City, inspiring a healthy community through education and prevention, is teaming up with the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention and the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention to remember those lost through suicide for the 14th annual 5K Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope.

Photograph by Edward Howell

The Carson River in the morning with color, light, movement and life.

Three were arrested Friday for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and other alleged offenses following an incident involving a firearm that happened at a Woodside Drive residence and a shot fired into a sidewalk on South Curry Street, according to a Carson City sheriff’s deputy booking report.

The National Weather Service has issued a blowing dust advisory effective until 11 a.m. Tuesday morning for Carson City, Carson Valley, southern Lyon County, Reno and northern Washoe County.

Photograph by Edward Howell

Red Tail Hawk with a Saturday morning catch at Carson City’s Silver Saddle Ranch.

UPDATE: The names of the father and son victims and suspected gunman from the shooting at the Virginia City Gun Works on Monday have been released. The victims are Gary Lord, 71, and son TJ Lord, 39, who owned the business. The suspect, Joep Mols, 56, died of an apparent suicide in Reno.
The Storey County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double homicide that happened Monday at a Virginia City gun business, in which the alleged shooter committed suicide.

U.S. Forest Service

Most of California remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit.

Due to these conditions, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing the following temporary closures and fire restrictions to provide for public safety and reduce the potential for human caused fire starts.

Dan Davis, Carson City School District

Due to the number of employees who have been advised to isolate from a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Transportation Department and out of an abundance of caution, the Carson City School District will temporarily halt all transportation and bus services.

Ronni Hannaman, Carson City Chamber

The Brewery Arts Center in Carson City has been around since 1976, and it was the hope of then arts activist Betty Block (Brogan) and other artists who needed a special and permanent space to showcase their diverse talents that the BAC would serve as the very heart of the local arts community bringing the arts under one roof.

Claudene Wharton, UNR Extension

University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues its online town hall and webinar series next week to assist small-business owners. With many businesses still struggling due to COVID-19, some are having trouble maintaining good credit or paying vendors.

Gusty winds and low humidity ahead has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning from noon Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday for northern and western Nevada, including the Reno, Carson City, Carson Valley and Lyon County region, as well as the Lake Tahoe Basin and the eastern Sierra.

On Sunday morning, 40 Nevada National Guardsmen and community members participated in the ninth annual memorial run/walk remembering those who were killed at the IHOP in Carson City on Sept. 6, 2011.

By McAvoy Layne

I’ve been compiling a list of memorable things people have had to say about Mark Twain for 30 years now, and most of them are from Twain scholars, but a few might surprise you, as being from folks you might recognize.

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