Sean Golonka, The Nevada Independent

State lawmakers are moving quickly to process a bill that would provide an additional $50 million for a pandemic-related grant program aimed at small businesses and nonprofits, holding a hearing and unanimously voting the measure out of the Assembly on Wednesday.

by Kelsey Penrose

A new subdivision is being built just over the South Carson, North Douglas County line known as the Valley Knolls Development, which is adjacent to the Schulz Ranch housing division, which has just entered Phase 5.

By Jamie L. McNinch

Each year the Board of Directors for Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada recognizes individuals, businesses and private foundations for their support of the BGCWN mission and keeping our Club doors open. Donors are formally recognized during the Club’s Annual Youth of the Year event, which is being held virtually on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. This year’s Community Partner of the Year is Campagni Auto Group.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office news release

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has taken numerous fraud reports about fraudulent unemployment benefit claims. The sheriff’s office has forwarded those reports to the state of Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation and federal law enforcement agencies.

By CCSO Sgt. Mike Cullen

One of the most common denominators we find during a crash investigation is that it involves an unregistered or uninsured vehicle or an unlicensed driver, sometimes we find all three of these factors involved.

A series of storms will move through the Sierra and western Nevada beginning Thursday and extend into the President’s Day holiday weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 that there are 12 new cases and 52 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad County region. This brings the total number of cases to 10,954, with 8,408 recoveries and 197 deaths; 2,349 cases remain active.

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), announced Wednesday that it will be making changes to its Unemployment Insurance phone messages beginning Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. The changes are not expected to impact callers, but individuals may notice a change in message formatting, sequencing and style.

Soroptimist International of Carson City

Soroptimist International of Carson City is pleased to introduce our next 2021 “Women Helping Women” honoree Victoria Mendoza, who is among eight local women to be honored at our Feb. 18 virtual event.

Paula Peterson, South Tahoe Now

STATELINE — Crews have arrived on the south shore of Lake Tahoe to begin a complete build of the first ever National Hockey League (NHL) outdoor rink on a golf course. The massive undertaking will be non-stop action for the next week as the rink is constructed from scratch, the water is poured and ice created.

by Sharon Rosse

The Capital City Arts Initiative presents its exhibition, “Entitled to the Sun” by artist Rachel Stiff at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery in Carson City.

Beginning June 3, American Airlines will offer a daily flight between Charlotte Douglas International and Reno-Tahoe International, the first such service to Charlotte, North Carolina in Reno-Tahoe International history.

A 56-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday for suspicion of three counts possession of meth and three counts possession of drug paraphernalia, a Carson City sheriff’s booking report states.

UNR Extension Office

University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering free short-term radon test kits to Nevadans through Feb. 28. Radon test kits are available at Extension offices and partnering locations statewide. Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that iscolorless, odorless and tasteless. It comes from the ground and can accumulate in homes, raising the risk of lung cancer.

Photo by Gary K. Gundlach

The sunrise over Dayton Valley.

Western Nevada College

As an established two-year higher education institution, many students attend Western Nevada College to earn an associate degree before transferring to a university or four-year college. WNC is providing that service to students at a high level, and it’s not going unnoticed.

Sean Golonka, The Nevada Independent

Following a year in which state unemployment agencies across the nation were victims of many fraudulent claims, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) is advising people who received incorrect tax forms for unemployment benefits to immediately notify the agency upon receiving the documents.

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting two additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region.

Douglas County Press Release

All services have been restored to the Douglas County, Library and Sheriff’s Office Websites.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Sheriff Ken Furlong has approved the recommendation for a new uniform to be worn by Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies.

The recommendation for acceptance was presented by the Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies Association, as well as the Sheriff’s Supervisory Association, supporting the health, safety, and welfare of law enforcement personnel.

by Kelsey Penrose

A 30-year-old transient man was arrested in the 500 block of N. Carson Street Monday afternoon for possession of methamphetamine among other charges.

According to the police report, Norberto Gutierrez-Ceja was arrested after deputies conducted a registration check on a vehicle and found that the license plate was registered to another vehicle.

by Kelsey Penrose

The Carson City School District is facing allegations that they mishandled an investigation into whether or not a teacher used inappropriate comments during a social studies discussion about racial stereotypes.

Carson City Press Release

Carson City Fire Department will be conducting wildland fuels reduction prescribed fire operations in the Voltaire Canyon area, beginning today and through the remainder of the week.

Nevada Gaming Control Board Release

The Nevada Gaming Control Board released figures today showing that $136.1 million was wagered in Nevada’s 184 Sports Books on this year’s Super Bowl.

Denise Clodjeaux, Rotary Club of Carson City

The Rotary Club of Carson City is inviting the community to learn more about the organization during a special online presentation by incoming Rotary International President Jennifer Jones. Jones will be the first woman to lead the service organization.

Lyon County Press Release

The Board of County Commissioners held a workshop Monday (Feb. 8) to discuss Lyon County Code Title 15 (Land Use and Development Code), 2010 Comprehensive Master Plan, 2020 Master Plan Update and the practices/processes of the Community Development Department.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office Press Release

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has received calls regarding another phone scam.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying two suspects wanted in connection to a burglary that happened early Sunday at Living the Good Life Bistro and Nightclub on North Carson Street.

Carson City Health and Human Services

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting three additional deaths due to COVID-19 in the Quad County region over three days, Saturday, Feb. 6 to Monday, Feb. 8, 2021.

By Arianna Schmidt

New statewide COVID-19 restrictions issued by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Nov. 24, 2020 decreased restaurant and bar capacities to a 25 percent capacity both inside casinos as well as for independent businesses. In addition, no walk-in customers are permitted into food and drink establishments but instead, a reservation must be made beforehand.

Nevada Housing Division

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Housing Division has received approximately $124 million to provide additional temporary rental and housing expense assistance through the CARES Housing Assistance Program. The CHAP program has served approximately 29,000 Nevadans to date. The additional funds are currently expected to help an estimated 20,000 households with rent and utilities.

A 25-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested Saturday for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor battery, a Carson City sheriff’s report states.

By McAvoy Layne

On my way to college away back in the last century, I landed a summer job that a boy could only dream of having, “lifeguard at the Sands, South Shore, Lake Tahoe.” So it was with a broad smile that I drove my ’55 Chevy to the lake and found a room to rent for those three months of summer, 1961.

By Fleet Reserve Association Branch 137

Congratulations to the 15 local area middle and high school students who have been awarded cash prizes for their entries into the Annual Fleet Reserve Association Essay Contest.

Photography by Edward Howell

Beautiful colors fill the morning sky over Carson City early Monday.

Nevada State Museum

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s first lady Kathy Sisolak this month will debut “The First Lady presents…,” a virtual, monthly program showcasing Nevada artists and artifacts on the Nevada State Museum, Carson City website.

Prescribed pile burning will take place again Monday in the Genoa area, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Smoke will visible throughout the Carson Valley along Highway 395 and in the town of Genoa. Local fire departments are aware of this project.

Douglas County news release

Douglas County, Nevada announced Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at approximately 1:00 pm that the official County, Public Library and Sheriff’s websites were down with “technical difficulties.”

Dan Davis, Carson City School District

The Carson City School District and Fritsch Elementary School recognized several grade-school-aged students (a winner from each grade) who competed in the “2021 Reflections Contest” to celebrate the schools 100th day of school as well as how students continue to triumph and endure through changes imposed by COVID-19.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office news release

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigations and Patrol Divisions responded to a significant commercial burglary and vehicle theft which occurred at 3700 South Carson Street at the Michael Hohl GMC dealership during the early-morning hours on Feb. 6, 2021.