Students make sure No One Eats Alone

By Teri Vance When Jason Jia grabbed his lunch Thursday morning at Eagle Valley Middle School, he found a place to sit alone at a table in the cafeteria. That’s not unusual for the 12-year-old who moved to Carson City last year from China. “It’s hard to find a group to sit with so sometimes [...]

2019-03-08T15:53:52-07:00March 8th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

Submit Letter of Intent to Apply for Carson City grant funding

Carson City is now accepting Letters of Intent to Apply for their Community Services Grant Program. If you are a non-profit organization or government agency – you may qualify! Proposals must meet one of the following critical needs of the community: Mental health/substance or domestic abuse services Youth services Disabled services Health/dental services Senior services [...]

2019-03-08T15:54:14-07:00February 1st, 2019|Community, Events, News|

At-home drug disposal kits available

Partnership Carson City continues to provide a way for people to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at home. The DeTerra drug disposal kit has a container that allows a person to deposit unwanted pills or liquid, then add water. The absorption packet solidifies the drugs and makes them unusable, then the item can be thrown in [...]

2019-01-15T14:59:53-07:00January 15th, 2019|Drug Info, Front Page News, News|

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 [...]

2019-01-11T12:35:41-07:00January 11th, 2019|Community, Front Page News, News|

Life-saving class offered by Partnership Carson City

By Teri Vance A training offered by Partnership Carson City on Wednesday 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 of the [...]

2019-02-02T10:14:57-07:00December 17th, 2018|Events, News|

Having wisdom teeth out could lead to opioid addiction

by Maggie Fox/NBC News Teens and young adults who get their first opioid prescription at the dentist — often when having their wisdom teeth out — are more likely to come back for more of the painkillers, researchers reported Monday. They found that nearly 7 percent of teens and young adults who got an opioid [...]

2019-01-15T15:00:43-07:00December 3rd, 2018|Drug Info, News|

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 [...]

2019-02-02T10:15:08-07:00November 8th, 2018|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 [...]

2019-02-02T10:15:17-07:00November 5th, 2018|Community, Drug Info, Events, 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 [...]

2019-02-02T10:15:26-07:00October 29th, 2018|Drug Info, 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 [...]

2018-11-01T17:31:17-07:00October 25th, 2018|Adult Health, Alcohol, Community, News|