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News – Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 5:59pm

by Kelsey Penrose

Tonight beginning at 6 p.m., the Carson City School Board will be voting on the re-opening plans for all schools in the Carson City School District, which is slated to open on a proposed hybrid schedule. Families are also given the option of 100 percent distance learning, but there is no option at this time for 100 percent in school learning, except for certain special education students.

To watch the meeting live beginning at 6 p.m., you can tune in on by following this link, which should be activated just before 6 p.m.:

News – Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 6:14pm

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting Tuesday, July 28, 2020 that there are 21 new positive cases and 16 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 636, with 477 recoveries and ten deaths, 149 cases remain active.

News – Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 5:17pm

A man was arrested Tuesday by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for suspicion of felony child abuse with substantial bodily harm, threats, domestic battery with strangulation, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of methamphetamine following an incident in which a juvenile was beaten and told not to talk.

News – Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 4:03pm

Nevada Child and Family Services

CARSON CITY — In light of recent high-profile incidents across the country, the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services has re-examined its use of force policies through the lens of minimizing potential harm to those who interact with the juvenile justice system.

Health & Wellness – Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 3:36pm

Carson Tahoe Health

CARSON CITY, Nev. — U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, released its 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings Tuesday, naming Carson Tahoe Health No. 1 for Best Hospitals in Nevada.

News – Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 6:23pm

by Kelsey Penrose

UPDATE 6:23PM: On July 28, 2020 the Douglas County Library Director Amy Dodson and Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley met to discuss the Douglas County Public Library’s proposed statement of diversity. The library board was scheduled to discuss the statement at a public meeting scheduled for July 28, 2020. Sheriff Coverley submitted a written letter for public comment in opposition of the statement.

News – Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 12:07pm

Nevada DMV News Release

CARSON CITY — Nevada motorists who have been unable to make an appointment at DMV offices before their expiration date will benefit from two new initiatives announced by the Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday.

Outdoors – Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 10:43am

By Katie Farr

Carson Now reader Katie Farr writes: “These photos are from our morning walk today with the dogs on the path off of Airport Road across from the Carson City animal shelter. So many wonderful sights it was hard to choose what to share.”

News – Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 11:04am

UPDATE 11:04AM: At approximately 9:21 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous report of a dead body in a vacant field at the corner of Silver Sage Drive and Stafford Way in South Carson City. Patrol deputies responded to the area and located the body of an adult male near the center of the field, said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong in a news release.

Business – Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 10:51am

Retail Association of Nevada

With ongoing uncertainty about the school year, families are prioritizing more technology in this year’s back-to-school budgets to accommodate online and distance learning.

News – Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 9:52am

NDOT news release

CARSON CITY — Single lane closures will take place on U.S. 50 between Carson City and Spooner summit beginning July 30 as the Nevada Department of Transportation wraps up a project to reduce roadside erosion and help preserve water quality.

News – Monday, July 27, 2020 – 7:46pm

Michelle Rindels and Riley Snyder, The Nevada Independent

Gov. Steve Sisolak is rolling back orders to close bars in three rural counties but keeping closure orders in place in Las Vegas and Reno, while signaling a new emphasis on interventions that are narrowly tailored to noncompliant businesses and hotspot regions rather than entire industries.

News – Monday, July 27, 2020 – 6:08pm

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting Monday, July 27, 2020 that there are 15 new positive cases and six additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 615, with 461 recoveries and ten deaths, 144 cases remain active.

Health & Wellness – Monday, July 27, 2020 – 7:51pm

Carson Tahoe Health

CARSON CITY — Last week, the Emergency Nurses Association announced that Carson Tahoe Health Emergency Department received the esteemed Lantern Award for 2020, which will span until 2023. The ENA recognizes just 25 emergency departments worldwide that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.

Community – Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 10:34am

By Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada

CARSON CITY — Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada and Girl Scouts of the USA announced Monday there are 24 new badges designed to help girls practice ambitious leadership in the crucial areas of automotive engineering, STEM career exploration, entrepreneurship, and civics, many of which remain male-dominated.

News – Monday, July 27, 2020 – 2:53pm

Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka

CARSON CITY — Undeterred by nation’s prevailing real-world biological hazard of coronavirus, the Nevada National Guard’s 92nd Civil Support Team was declared fully trained and validated by U.S. Army North evaluators at the conclusion of the “Quenching Steel” exercise July 23 here in the Silver State’s capital. The results of the evaluation were released July 24.

News – Monday, July 27, 2020 – 12:41pm

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News – Monday, July 27, 2020 – 10:55am

Nevada Housing Division

CARSON CITY — After the first week of the State of Nevada’s rental assistance program, significant funds remain available for renters who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the launch of the program last Monday, a total of 3,085 statewide applications had been submitted by tenants seeking assistance.

News – Monday, July 27, 2020 – 10:47am

Two were arrested Friday for suspicion of burglary and other charges following an investigation into personal checks and tax documents that were stolen, a Carson City sheriff’s report states.

Opinion – Monday, July 27, 2020 – 10:25am

By McAvoy Layne

Hello, if I may introduce myself, my name is Ovi, I’m a Covid virus who has learned English and am about to publish a tell-all book about my life as a Covid virus who has gone to the other side. Humans think we don’t have brains, but we do. We disguise our brains as effluent, and with the help of 20-200 vision, we can spot a impaired immune system from across a crowded room.

Arts and Entertainment – Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – 10:45am

By Isaiah Burrows

Five days remain in the Carson City Library Summer Reading Challenge, and there are plenty of virtual activities for kids of all ages. The reading challenge officially ends on Friday, July 31. To finish the final week, the library is hosting a series of exciting events capped-off by a grand prize giveaway.

News – Monday, July 27, 2020 – 8:56am

by Kelsey Penrose

The Carson City School Board will be voting on the final plan for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year and the effect COVID-19 has had on it at the board meeting this Tuesday, July 28, at 6 p.m.

The meeting, which will take place in the Sierra Room of the Community Center located at 851 E. William Street, will decide on how the reopening of the new school year will go in Carson City Schools.

Outdoors – Monday, July 27, 2020 – 8:34am

NDOW News Release

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is accepting applications for hunting reservations from those who want to hunt during the first two days of the 2020 duck and goose seasons at the Overton Wildlife Management Area or opening day at the Key Pittman WMA.

Community – Monday, July 27, 2020 – 8:02am

Carson City Public Works

Carson City Public Works will be performing water main flushing and making system changes Monday morning near the intersection of Airport Road and Butti Way.

Outdoors – Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 8:31pm

Photo submitted by Carson Now reader Katie Farr on Sunday as she was walking her dogs near the Carson River.

News – Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 8:23pm

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Service is reporting Sunday, July 26, 2020 of 12 additional cases and 15 recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 600, with 455 recoveries and 10 deaths, 135 cases remain active.

Outdoors – Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 5:02pm

Jennifer Ramella, Nevada State Parks

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Division of State Parks is currently seeking grant pre-applications in anticipation of the 2021 Federal Highway Administration funding of the Recreational Trails Program.

News – Monday, July 27, 2020 – 7:56am

More thunderstorms are on the way for northern and western Nevada and the Carson City, Carson Valley region with the potential for stronger thunderstorms and associated lightning strikes Monday, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a Red Flag Warning.

News – Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 9:55am

Here is the Carson City area road report for the week of July 27 through Aug. 2, as well as the South Carson Street Project report for the week. For information on lane restrictions and street closures related to the South Carson Street Project, please visit

News – Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 10:02am

By SFC Erick Studenicka

Retired Army Col. Alvin Bolton of Reno has been named the Nevada National Guard’s first chief diversity officer and he will begin his new position in Carson City on July 28.

Outdoors – Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 8:51am

By JoAnne Skelly

Watching the news on the Numbers Fire south of Gardnerville reminds us how important it is to create and maintain defensible space around your home. The fire burned 18,380 acres in the week it took to get it contained. Have you taken responsibility to make your home/landscape defensible and survivable?

Sports – Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 9:25am

By Isaiah Burrows, Tahoe Onstage

Just four months ago, Jamie Westbrook was on the brink of making the major leagues.

The 25-year-old outfielder received a Spring Training invitation from the San Francisco Giants at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz. He spent the previous six seasons in the Diamondbacks’ minor league system and sensed his time in the big leagues was on the horizon.

Outdoors – Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 7:32am

Photography by Edward Howell

Dawn’s early light Saturday on the Carson River.

News – Saturday, July 25, 2020 – 7:31pm

Carson City Health and Human Services

We are reporting 21 additional cases and 10 recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This is the largest daily increase for the Quad-County Region. The previous high was on June 4th with 18 new cases. This brings the total number of cases to 588, with 440 recoveries and 10 deaths, 138 cases remain active.

Outdoors – Saturday, July 25, 2020 – 3:59pm

by Doug Busey

Hello fellow anglers. I finally got out to do some camping and fishing for a few days. We stayed at the Carson River Resort just south of Markleeville CA.

News – Saturday, July 25, 2020 – 12:08pm

Multiple groups were in front of the legislature Saturday, with the regular every-Saturday Black Lives Matter protest along with the counter “All lives matter” protesters, but this week a new group showed up to have their voices heard in the form of education advocates.

Business – Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 7:37am

By Nevada Bankers Association

Time to empty those piggy banks to help small businesses. Nevada banks are asking consumers to deposit their spare change at their local bank or coin-cashing machines as pandemic-related shutdowns have created a coin shortage.

News – Saturday, July 25, 2020 – 9:03am

Nevada Health Link

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Exchange), the state agency that connects Nevadans to Qualified Health Plans through the online State Based Exchange (SBE), known as Nevada Health Link, announces the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for Plan Year 2021 will run from November 1 through January 15, 2021 – extending the traditional OEP by an additional 30 days and giving consumers a total of 75 days to enroll in a comprehensive health care plan.

News – Saturday, July 25, 2020 – 8:59am

Washoe County District Attorney’s Office

Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks has announced that a Sun Valley man has been sentenced to life in prison following convictions on child sexual abuse charges.

Patrick Ian Brymer, 27, was sentenced in District Court last week to life in prison with the possibility of parole after a minimum of 45 years has been served.

Health & Wellness – Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 7:34am

By Isaiah Burrows

In the midst of COVID-19, several local non-profits, churches, homeless shelters and social services are helping those in need. Community food resources in the Carson City, Minden, Silver Springs, Yerington, Gardnerville and Dayton areas have put together plans and options during these unprecedented times.