Eagle Valley students SOAR in service to others

By Teri Vance Patrons needing to check into the homeless shelter in Carson City will find a helpful surprise waiting for them. Students in Eagle Valley Middle School’s SOAR program assembled goodie bags containing water, juice, granola bars, socks, soap toothpaste and other toiletries for those seeking shelter at the St. Teresa of Avila Catholic [...]

2019-01-11T12:35:41+00:00January 11th, 2019|Community, Front Page News, News|

Life-saving class offered

By Teri Vance A training offered by Partnership Carson City on Wednesday, Nov. 7, could help save lives. The 30-minute lunchtime class will teach participants how to use the nasal spray Naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The training will also include a history of opioids and an overview [...]

Alcohol compliance checks over holiday weekend

Over Nevada Day weekend the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with Partnership Carson City, will be conducting alcohol compliance checks. Minors used as decoys will be sent into local businesses in Carson City who have liquor licenses. The minors will attempt to purchase alcohol, using their real identification, said CCSO Deputy Jarrod Adams. The [...]

2018-11-01T17:31:17+00:00October 25th, 2018|Adult Health, Alcohol, Community, News|

5k Walk for Suicide Prevention

Partnership Carson City is teaming up with the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention and the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention for Carson City’s fourth 5k Walk for Suicide Prevention. The walk will be 10 a.m. Sept. 15, beginning at the Bob McFadden Plaza, 223 W. Third St. Every 12 minutes someone dies by suicide. Suicide [...]

2018-11-08T12:31:52+00:00September 10th, 2018|Community, News, Suicide Awareness, Uncategorized|

Memorial wall to bring attention to opioid deaths

By Teri Vance   A new display in front of the state Capitol is designed to bring awareness to the opioid crisis across Nevada and the nation. “Friday is International Overdose Awareness Day,” explained Samantha Szoyka, the youth program coordinator for Partnership Carson City. “We wanted to educate the community about this crucial issue. We [...]

2018-11-08T12:31:41+00:00August 30th, 2018|Community, Drug Info, News, Prescription Drugs|

Partnership Carson City Drug Roundup April 28

Partnership Carson City’s biannual drug roundup will be held April 28. All pills must be brought in a bottle or plastic bag. Needles should be enclosed in a hard plastic container with a lid or cap, such as a coffee can or a laundry detergent bottle. WHAT: Prescription Drug Roundup WHEN: Saturday, April 28 • 9 [...]

2018-04-28T16:30:41+00:00April 24th, 2018|Community, News|

Carson City Board of Supervisors delay marijuana sales

Recreational marijuana will probably not be available to buy in licensed retail stores in Carson City until early next year. The Board of Supervisors on Thursday heard an ordinance establishing business licenses for recreational marijuana businesses and decided to delay issuing licenses for the point-of-sale outlets until Jan. 1. Read More.  http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/local/carson-city-board-of-supervisors-delays-marijuana-sales/

2017-09-27T14:18:30+00:00August 9th, 2017|Community, Drug Info, Marijuana, News|

First responders alerted to the dangers of fentanyl and butane hash oil

By Maggie O'Neill The health, and even lives, of first responders are at threat when they enter a home where drugs are being cut with dangerous synthetics. That's because new synthetics, such as fentanyl, are now on the street. About eight months ago, the Drug Enforcement Agency issued alerts that street manufacturers were cutting heroin [...]

2017-09-27T14:18:53+00:00June 16th, 2017|Community, Drug Info, News|

Police lieutenant warns of internet dangers

By Teri Vance To open his presentation, Lt. Ray Spencer shared the story of 14-year-old Amanda Todd. He showed a video she made and posted to her Youtube account. From her posts, she met a 14-year-old boy who instantly showered her with compliments. He then asked her for topless photos and, after a year of [...]

2017-09-27T14:19:04+00:00June 15th, 2017|Community, News|