Health department’s flu clinic helps ready city for crisis

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. Between working two jobs and caring for her pets, Trudi Gaye doesn’t have much free time. “When I do have [...]

2018-11-12T15:06:38+00:00November 8th, 2018|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 [...]

2018-11-05T15:56:05+00:00November 5th, 2018|Community, Drug Info, Events, Front Page News, News, Prescription Drugs|

Opioids driving U.S. life expectancy decline: CDC

Life expectancy in the United States has declined for two years in a row, fueled by increasing death rates from opioid drug overdoses, suicides and chronic liver disease, a new government report shows. "It's really the first time we've seen this multi-year drop" in decades, said Renee Gindi, chief of the Analytic Studies Branch of the National Center [...]

2018-10-29T14:23:29+00:00October 29th, 2018|Drug Info, Front Page News, News, Prescription Drugs|

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|

Drug roundup at-home kits available

By Teri Vance Partnership Carson City hosted its biannual drug roundup this weekend, but is also providing a way for people to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at home. “It’s just an easy way to get rid of medication so you don’t have to wait six months,” said Hannah McDonald, executive director of Partnership Carson [...]

2018-11-08T12:32:21+00:00October 18th, 2018|Drug Info, News, Prescription Drugs|

Drug roundup planned

Help protect our community and water supply by properly disposing of your unused or expired prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, prescription liquids, pet medications and syringes. Partnership Carson City will set up drug roundup stations f9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in front of both Save Mart Supermarkets, 3620 N. Carson and 4348 S. Carson streets; [...]

2018-10-18T08:56:08+00:00October 7th, 2018|Drug Info, News, Prescription Drugs|

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+00:00September 21st, 2018|News, Suicide Awareness, Teen Health|

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|

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 [...]

2018-11-08T12:31:29+00:00June 20th, 2018|News|