Teens learn to spot signs of abuse

By Teri Vance Editor’s Note: This is one is a series of articles, Partners for Success, highlighting the agencies that make up Partnership Carson City, an alliance of resources dedicated to creating a healthy community. After watching a video in her freshman health class at Carson High School, Emily Tierney, 14, learned that some of [...]

2019-04-19T16:03:49-07:00March 31st, 2019|Community, News, Teen Health|

Mom of suicide victim reaches out to help others

By Teri Vance Alejandra Lopez thought she knew the signs of a person who may be suicidal. She assumed they would be despondent, talking about ending their lives and, as a final indication, would be giving away all of their precious possessions. Her son, Nick Cueto, 22, didn’t do any of those things. Nick [...]

2018-11-08T12:32:04-07:00September 21st, 2018|News, Suicide Awareness, Teen Health|

Police lieutenant gives tools for avoiding online danger

By Teri Vance   Navigating the dangers lurking online can seem overwhelming, even impossible with the latest developments in technology. That’s why Lt. Raymond Spencer, commander of vice and sex trafficking sections with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, created “The Dark Side of Social Media” presentation in 2011. “Many years ago, we noticed a [...]

Safe and Sober New Year’s Eve for teens

In an effort to keep kids safe during New Year’s Eve celebrations, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office are offering middle and high school students a deal. If students invite school resource officers to their New Year’s Eve parties, the officers will, in turn, have pizza delivered to the party. Click here to view flyer

2017-01-05T20:21:13-07:00December 8th, 2016|Alcohol, Community, Teen Health|

Youth program grows under new coordinator

By Teri Vance Since taking over Partnership Carson City’s youth group One Up in September, Brooklyn Maw has seen it grow from seven members to 55. “When I was in high school, I didn’t even know this club existed,” said the 2013 Carson High School graduate. “I would have loved to have had a safe [...]

2016-12-26T15:27:07-07:00December 6th, 2016|Community, Teen Health|

Presentation warns of dangers and trends of drug use

Pipes disguised as highlighter pens and lipstick cases. Aerosol cans and water bottles that are secret containers for stashing drugs. Hannah McDonald, youth program coordinator and training specialist for Partnership Carson City, laid out in a presentation for counselors at Carson High School some of the ways youth are hiding their drug use. “There’s so many [...]

2016-10-16T20:22:57-07:00August 30th, 2016|Drug Info, News, Teen Health|

Colorado students get real-life lesson on marijuana

Visit NWA for information, video, and pictures. For Video Click Link Above  May 9, 2016, 8:16 AM|Colorado's governor is expected to review a bill that would require school campuses to allow non-smokable marijuana medicines like oils and pills, but only if the drug is provided by a parent, guardian or medical professional. Colorado was the [...]

2016-09-04T04:14:27-07:00May 9th, 2016|Drug Info, News, Teen Health|