Archives for January 2021

Washoe County COVID-19 death toll rises to 536

Washoe County adds three COVID-19 deaths for a total of 536. The latest deaths involve a man and woman in their 80s and a woman in her 40s. All three had underlying health conditions. The county added 113 new cases and 81 recoveries Sunday.

Nevada Assemblywoman won’t resign for attending DC Trump protest

A Nevada Assemblywoman who attended last week’s Trump rally in the Capitol that turned into a riot is rejecting calls for her resignation. Clark County Republican Annie Black says never entered the Capitol and did not cross any barricades. She says those rioters inside the Capitol should be arrested and prosecuted.

1,200 educators, healthcare workers get COVID-19 vaccine

As many as 1,200 people got the COVID-19 vaccine this weekend at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. They included health care workers and educators. All got the Pfizer vaccine. The health district says it will be releasing follow-up information to those over the age of 75 who fall under Tier 2 to get vaccinated.

Police look for auto shop burglar

Sparks police are looking for a man who burglarized a auto repair shop in the city. They say the suspect broke into the business Saturday and stole several items including a white 2013 Ford F-150 with an extended cab pick-up. The door of the stolen truck has a “CORE Construction” logo on it.

Volunteers needed for Washoe County Medical Reserves Corps

Washoe County needs volunteers for in the battle against COVID-19. They’re seeking medical professionals and just average citizens to join the Washoe County Medical Reserves Corps. They need help supporting public health and emergency response efforts as well as help at vaccination sites and test sites.

Child hurt after sled crosses onto Mt. Rose Highway

A child is hurt in a sledding accident over the weekend. Troopers say the child was skiing in the Sheep’s Flat area when their sled crossed onto Mt. Rose Highway, and they were struck by a vehicle Saturday. The extent of the child’s injuries wasn’t known, but they didn’t appear to be life-threatening.

Man found dead along Truckee River

A man is found dead near the Truckee River in downtown Reno. The discovery was made Sunday on a walking path behind the Reno Automobile Museum. Police believe the person may have been living at a nearby homeless camp and don’t believe the man’s death is suspicious.

Police look for gunman in double-shooting that turned fatal in Elko

Police are looking for a man they say shot two people at a trailer park in Elko. One of them died. Police say Austin Himmelman is accused of fatally shooting 32-year-old Matthew Baze of Elko Thursday. A woman was also shot and is recovering. If you see Himmelman, call 911, police say he’s considered armed and dangerous.

Humanities Grant (PM)

Rich Hancock reports on new grant funding for a voter participation project;

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Humanities Grant (MID)

Rich Hancock reports on a new grant funding voter participation research;

Get more at; nevadahumanities.org.