Free yoga series loosens up Mondays

Anyone is welcome to join Partnership Carson City for its free Wellness Yoga series, beginning Monday, Nov 4 at 5:15 p.m. for one hour at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. Williams St. “All ages, genders — absolutely anyone is encouraged to come and take a physical and mental break with us,” said Hannah [...]

2019-11-13T17:27:05-08:00November 2nd, 2019|Community, Events, Front Page News, Health, News|

Drug round-up collects hundreds of items

Connie Biba, of Genoa, drops off unused medications to Ron Swirczek, a board member of Partnership Carson City, during the fall drug round-up at Save Mart in Carson City on Oct. 19. Officials collected 273 pounds of medicine and 114 pounds of needles during the round-up event at three locations. In addition to the biannual [...]

2019-10-28T14:44:27-07:00October 28th, 2019|Community, Drug Info, Events, Front Page News, Health, News|

Talking to kids about being drug-free

Our Hispanic Outreach Coordinator Diana Alonso talked with third graders at Empire Elementary School on Tuesday. Students were encouraged to sign a pledge to be drug-free as part of the Red Ribbon Campaign. The campaign organization shares that children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use [...]

2019-10-28T14:42:20-07:00October 23rd, 2019|Community, Drug Info, Events, Front Page News, Health, News|

Free summit offers public safety CE

By Aly Lawson A free continuing education opportunity for those in public safety is available at the 2nd Annual National Summit of State Tip Lines: Intersection of Law Enforcement, Education and Mental Health. The Oct. 22-24 conference in Reno will have speakers and deliberations on topics such as preventing school shootings, tip line operations and [...]

2019-10-08T15:15:16-07:00October 8th, 2019|Community, Events, Front Page News, News|

Next drug round-up is October 19

By Aly Lawson The next prescription drug round-up is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 19 in front of both Save Mart Supermarkets, Smith’s Food & Drug Store and FoodMaxx. This event helps protect the community with proper disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, prescription liquids, pet medications, syringes and more. The effort is [...]

2019-10-28T14:42:00-07:00September 18th, 2019|Events, News, Prescription Drugs|

Suicide awareness walk takes steps Saturday

By Aly Lawson The 13th annual “Walk in Memory – Walk for Hope” suicide prevention awareness walk will occur Sept. 14 in the Bob McFadden Plaza, with registration starting at 9 a.m. Walk participants are asked to donate $20 per individual. All donations are used to help fund National Coalition for Suicide Prevention programs statewide. [...]

2019-10-23T16:38:42-07:00September 10th, 2019|Community, Events, News, Suicide Awareness|

Vigil planned to recognize and prevent overdose

By Teri Vance   The public is invited to a candlelight vigil Thursday at Bob McFadden Plaza in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. “The opioid epidemic is so huge, even in a town of our size,” said Samantha Szoyka, the youth program and outreach coordinator for Partnership Carson City. “As a community, we are [...]

2019-10-08T11:58:07-07:00August 25th, 2019|News|

Opioid video distributed across state

By Teri Vance A new video being distributed across the state is aimed at sparking a larger discussion about opioid addiction and ways to combat it. “It’s such a big epidemic in Nevada,” said Sam Szoyka, training specialist for Partnership Carson City. “But, at the same time, no one is really talking about it.” Partnership [...]

2019-09-18T10:14:27-07:00August 7th, 2019|Drug Info, News|

Campers learn crafts, life skills

By Teri Vance During a break at the Nevada Statewide Youth Summer Camp, Tyler Murray of Silver Springs tossed a football around a small circle of campers. While he said he enjoyed the activities, he mostly appreciated the sense of connection he's felt and the lessons learned about being vulnerable. "It's been a good getting [...]

2019-09-10T12:14:46-07:00July 9th, 2019|News|

Working long hours can increase your risk of stroke by 45%

A study released Monday in the Journal of American Heart Association found that working 10 hours or more a day, just 50 days per year, can increase stroke risk by nearly a third (29%). That’s as easy as working 8 a.m. to 6 p.m about once a week. And working 10 hours or more a day, [...]

2019-08-27T15:46:14-07:00June 30th, 2019|News|