Hog Fire burning in CA 98% contained

The Hog Fire that’s been burning for more than two weeks near Susanville is nearly contained. At last check, the more than 9,500-acre fire destroyed two buildings though as many as 170 were threatened for a time. The fire, which sent smoke into Washoe County, is now 98 percent contained.

Lyon County woman dies from COVID-19

A Lyon County woman dies from coronavirus. Health officials say she was in her 80s and had underlying health conditions. She’s the 6th Lyon County person to die from the virus, and the 14th in the Quad-County region-which saw 6 new cases and 15 recoveries Thursday.

Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

The Salvation Army and Walmart are teaming up for the second year in a row as they prepare to hist their Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive. Today through Sunday, Walmart shoppers can buy school supplies in store or online to help local families in need. The Salvation Army will place bins in stores to collect those supplies.

Classes Resume in Carson City August 24 with Extra Precautions

Classes in Carson City schools resume August 24th with about 80-percent of the students on a hybrid schedule bringing each to campus two days a week. Seating in classrooms will be socially distanced and everyone will be wearing masks. What students won’t see is how those desks and chairs have been treated. First with a special coating, called a bio-layer. The treatment lasts 90 days in additions to a normal process cleaning system twice a week.

Safeguards in Place to Prevent Voter Fraud

Elections officials say Nevada has safeguards in place to prevent people from voting twice in elections, refuting an assertion from former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller that a new state law makes it possible for voters to cast more than one ballot. Heller, a Republican criticized the new election law signed by Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak that requires sending ballots to all of the state’s active voters ahead of the November election.

Wolf Pack’s football season sees some changes

Nevada’s football season is seeing some changes. The Mountain West announced a revised plan for the 2020 fall sports season-pushing the state of play back by nearly a month. It now begins September 26th. The season will have 10 games–with two non-conference games dropped from the schedule.

Sisolak declares racism a public health crisis

Governor Steve Sisolak declares racism a public health crisis. Sisolak signed a proclamation last night aimed at raising awareness so Nevada doesn’t perpetuate poor health outcomes due to systemic racism and the pandemic. Several states have made similar moves.

Winnemucca man killed in crash on US 95

A Winnemucca man is killed in a fiery crash. It happened on U.S. 95, north of Winnemucca. Troopers say a pick-up truck heading south crossed over the center-line and struck a Kia. The pick-up landed on its roof and caught fire; that driver was hospitalized. Police say 37-year-old Zoraida Rios – who was behind the wheel of the Kia– was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police suspect impairment.

Quad-County region sees additional COVID-19 death

Another person has died from COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. The latest death involves a man from Carson City, in his 50s. That brings the total number of deaths for the area to 13. The Quad-County region also saw seven new cases and 26 recoveries.

North Fire, near Hallelujah Junction, 70% contained

The North Fire, burning near Hallelujah Junction, is 70 percent contained. The fire was sparked by a car towing a trailer with a flat tire. So far, it’s burned nearly 6,900 acres. The Bureau of Land Management expects full containment Saturday.