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Author returns to sign books, give hope

By Teri Vance   Twins Linda and Tobias Arreaola, 17, grew up hopping from trailer to trailer, mostly on Carson City’s Tiger Drive. “Growing up, I saw the struggles my parents faced not even having a junior-high education,” Linda said. “I want a better life for myself and my future children.” The recent Carson High [...]

2018-06-20T18:41:25+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Front Page News, News|

Tahoe agencies launch website to help relieve traffic congestion

A new website launched by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Tahoe Transportation District and visitor organizations provides a hub of easy-to-access information about a wide range of travel options in the basin. The goal of www.LinkingTahoe.com is to increase public awareness of travel options for people to get to, from, and around the Tahoe Basin and encourage [...]

2018-09-10T15:26:50+00:00 June 11th, 2018|News|

Scholarships available for two-week backpacking sessions for 15-17 year olds

Nevada Appeal   A donor has made scholarships available for teens ages 15, 16 and 17 who are eager to backpack on the Pacific Crest Trail, learn wilderness skills, and engage in personal growth through an inclusive small-group experience in nature. The Woolman Teen Leadership Camp is located at Sierra Friends Center near Nevada City, [...]

2018-09-10T15:29:03+00:00 May 24th, 2018|News|

Field day to promote mental health

By Teri Vance National statistics show that one in five adults suffers a mental health disorder in any given year in the United States. “We all know somebody,” said Tasha Martel, outreach coordinator for Partnership Carson City. “It’s not just the people who have to be medicated. So many people suffer from situational depression or [...]

2018-06-20T18:42:43+00:00 May 11th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|

Nevada opioid task force reviews statewide efforts

Combating opioid abuse has been one of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s top priorities over the last few years — and promises to remain one even as he enters his final months in office. The governor called a second meeting of his Opioid State Action Accountability Task Force on Wednesday to receive an update on the state’s four-pronged [...]

2018-05-24T20:03:26+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Nevada’s death rate from meth, other stimulants highest in nation

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: Nevada’s amphetamine death rate is highest in the nation and will soon eclipse the state’s prescription opioid death rate if current trends continue, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

2018-09-10T15:30:07+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Front Page News, Heroin, Meth, News|

New study: opioid addiction pushes nearly 1 million out of workforce in 2015

The Washington Post reports: Nearly 1 million people were not working because of opioid addiction in 2015, the latest research to show that drug use is having a profound effect on the U.S. economy. Read more

2018-04-24T22:46:10+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Drug Info, News, Prescription Drugs|

Carson City agencies work together to curb violence

By Sandra Chereb When someone is in crisis, it’s scary and overwhelming for those suffering immediate anguish. For family members and others around them, it can be terrifying. What to do? Who to call for help? Partnership Carson City, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting people in need with health and behavioral professionals, says the [...]

2018-04-24T22:46:51+00:00 March 9th, 2018|News|

Workshop to guide employers through marijuana policies

Employers who may be struggling with policies concerning drugs in the workplace after the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, will benefit from a training Feb. 13 at the Carson City School District Office. Jo McGuire, CEO of Jo McGuire Inc. and Senior Projects Manager of TSS, Inc., has keynoted several conferences in regards to [...]

2018-04-15T13:34:35+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Marijuana, News|