Archives for May 2019

Trail Closure June 10 (PM)

Expect a trail closure beginning in June. Trails Coordinator Gregg Berggren has more;

The project is funded, in part, by a $200,000 federal grant from the Recreational Trails Program.

Trail Closure June 10 (MID)

The Prison Hill 5th Street Trail Improvement Project begins in June and Gregg Berggren has details;

The project is largely funded by a $200,000 federal grant.
For more information, email; gberggren@carson.org.

Trail Closure Begins June 10 (AM)

Work on the Prison Hill 5th Street Trailhead and Trails Improvement Project is about to begin. Coordinator Gregg Berggren has more;

For more information, call (775) 283-7219 or email; gberggren@carson.org.

Nevada could join national popular vote movement

Nevada could join more than a dozen other states in the national popular vote movement. A bill that passed in the state Senate and the Assembly now awaits Governor Steve Sisolak’s signature. If the movement takes hold nationwide, Nevada’s six electoral votes would go to the candidate who got the most votes, nationally. Critics say it gives Nevada less of a voice.

Scammers going door-to-door wanting your DNA

Forget your bank account info, scammers now want your DNA. The Nevada Attorney General’s Office is warning about a new door-to-door scam wherein scammers are offering DNA swab tests to help residents determine whether they’re at risk for cancer or other diseases. 2 News reports really, the scammers are looking to steal your insurance and other personal information to receive reimbursement for services that aren’t medically necessary. The scammers may be targeting Medicaid or Medicare recipients.

Low-income dorm-style living to open soon along Sage Street

A solution to the city’s homelessness crisis is one step closer to becoming a reality. 2 News reports dorm-style residences along Sage Street are in the final stage of construction. Crews are working on minor details inside and pouring concrete outside; they’ll be open for low-income wage earners. The homes have shared bathrooms and other communal spaces.

Reno man to spend 5 years in prison for domestic violence

A Reno man gets five years in prison for attempting to kill his ex-girlfriend. Skyler Mendonca pleaded guilty to a felony count of domestic battery. Police say he strangled his ex-girlfriend until she was unconscious in 2018.

Washoe Co. to launch nat’l search for new manager

Washoe County plans to launch a national search for its new manager. News 4 reports commissioners made the move after a two-week recruitment resulted in only 11 qualified candidates. John Slaughter who served the county for more than three decades announced his retirement in April. His last day is June 14th.

Nevada Lawmakers Move on Abortion Laws

Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of restrictive abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman’s marital status and tell her about the “emotional implications” of an abortion. Democrats in the Assembly passed the bill in a largely party-line vote on Tuesday,

WCSO Looking For Missing Teen

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office needs your help finding a teen boy last seen on Tuesday night. 15-year-old Caleb Wilson was last seen around 9:30 p.m. near Fetlock/Clydesdale Drives in Rancho Haven with his German Shepherd ‘Sarge.’
Wilson is 5’6″ tall and 145 pounds with brown hair and blue-green eyes.
He was last seen wearing a camo baseball cap, black jacket, brown cowboy boots.
If you have any information, call Washoe County Sheriff’s Office at 775-785-WCSO.