Nevada Department of Corrections lifts mask requirement; visitation to resume Monday
In accordance with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s announcement Thursday to lift the statewide mask mandate, the Nevada Department of Corrections will no longer require masks for staff, offenders or visitors, effective immediately. The Department will also resume visitation beginning Monday, Feb. 14th, for all institutions except Ely State Prison, where there is a current COVID-19 outbreak.
Visitors will not be required to wear masks however all other mitigation measures including mandatory testing, barriers, social distancing and controlled group sizes are still in effect. Visits must be scheduled at ndocvisitation.com.
Employees will continue with mandatory COVID-19 testing before shifts. Corrections officials will continue to monitor infection rates, and will require masks when outbreaks are detected.
DA Jason Woodbury Seeking a third term as CC District Attorney
When it comes to protecting your family’s safety, there’s no substitute for experience. I haven’t seen it all in my seven-plus years of serving as your District Attorney, but I’ve seen a lot. The team of men and women in our office is superb, and fights for this community’s safety every day. We’re more than ready for any challenge that comes our way.
Fighting for Victims:
An arrest marks the end of the hurting and the beginning of the healing for victims of crime. Our office processes about 3,000 criminal cases every year. Many of those cases involve a victim. When a law enforcement agency submits a criminal report to my office, the first person to touch that report is an advocate in our Victim/Witness Services unit. That advocate’s highest priority is to contact the victim as soon as possible. From that moment on, every victim in every case has a direct and personal connection to the team that will prosecute the case. I can’t guarantee you or someone you love will never be victimized by crime. But rest assured, you’ll have strong, skilled, compassionate advocates in your corner if you are. As your District Attorney, I consider this to be my most important duty.
The District Attorney’s office has primary responsibility for ensuring that all meetings of the Board of Supervisors and the other 21 boards, committees and commissions that advise the Supervisors are open, transparent and compliant with Nevada’s Open Meeting Law. During my administration, we have served as legal staff for nearly 1,000 such meetings, all of which were required to be 100% compliant with Nevada’s Open Meeting Law. I am proud to report that there has not been a single complaint filed alleging an Open Meeting Law violation against any public body my office represents. Not a single one. For me, perfection is the only acceptable standard on this subject. My team of civil attorneys understands my expectation, and I’m grateful they have met such a rigorous standard.
Responsible Use of Taxpayer Dollars:
Like you, I expect my public officials to be absolutely responsible and accountable for the use of taxpayer dollars. As your District Attorney, I am ever mindful that every dollar spent in my office is a dollar that was taken from the pocket of someone who worked hard to earn it. In fiscal year 2021, the last fiscal year in which audited financial data is available, my office’s expenditures were 4.11% of the total General Fund expenditures in Carson City. (Source: CARSON CITY’S ANNUAL COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL REPORT, Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2021 at pages 29 and 85, available here.)
That’s a good value, as you can see when comparing the same data for other surrounding counties:
Douglas: 7.03% (Source: at pages 33, 97, and 104, available here.)
Lyon: 4.34% (Source: at pages 17, 20, and 74, available here.)
Storey: 5.21% (Source: at pages 17, 22, and 24, available here.)
Washoe: 7.54% (Source: at pages 22 and 25-26, available here.)
Like your family, my management team has worked hard to live within its means during my administration. In fact, in each of the years I have served as your District Attorney, my office has under spent its allocated budget and returned taxpayer dollars to the General Fund.
Commitment to Carson City’s Future:
Twenty-five years ago, I decided to make Carson City my home. I met my wife here. My children were born here and go to school here. The safety and prosperity of the families who share this community with my family are deeply personal concerns for me. Eight years ago, I began my first campaign to serve this community which has been so good to us. Carson City voters hired me, and serving as your D.A. has been the honor of my life. I hope to earn your vote.
Omicron Virus Spreads fast but not as deadly as earlier versions of Covid-19
Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced that the state no longer requires face coverings “effective immediately.” “Masks are not required for students and teachers and employees beginning Friday morning.” The Nevada Gaming Control Board quickly lifted the face covering rule for casinos unless a city or county still demands they be worn. The Governor said locations in Nevada where masks may still be required include hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities, at airports and on aircraft and on public buses and school buses. He said masks are no longer mandatory in jails and state prisons.
Governor Sisolak commented that there is a strong decline in coronavirus cases in Nevada. However, the spread of the virus in Nevada remains far above the national average. Nationally, cases and hospitalizations from COVID-19 have dropped considerably after peaking earlier this year amid the spread of the omicron variant. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend wearing masks indoors in places of “substantial or high transmission” of the virus.
Do you know this young woman’s whereabouts? If so, call Sheriff’s Office
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking for assistance in identifying a suspect in a case involving the use of counterfeit money.
On January 28, 2022 deputies responded to Walgreens in Carson City and took a report of someone uttering a forged instrument. On January 27th a black female adult wearing a camo style sweatshirt, dark leggings, pink boots, red and yellow hat and wearing a possible wig entered Walgreens and passed counterfeit money.
The female left the store on foot and was last seen carrying a satchel type purse.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch (775) 887-2677, Investigation Division, Detective Sam Torres (775) 283-7855, Investigations Sergeant Craig Lowe (775) 283-7815 or Secret Witness (775) 322-4900
Case # 2022-582
Detective Sam Torres Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigations (775) 283-7855 (775) 887-2008 Dispatch
Carson City Symphony Presents “Lovers & Heroes” Concert
With Cellist Stephen Framil
Sunday, February 27 – 4:00 p.m.
The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, presents its “Lovers & Heroes” concert at the Carson City Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City on Sunday, February 27th, at 4:00 p.m. The concert features guest soloist Stephen Framil performing Édouard Lalo’s dramatic, romantic Cello Concerto in D minor.
The orchestra also will play Sylvia Suite by Léo Delibes, the premiere of Michael Kibbe’s Fanfare Overture (Carson City Overture) written as a gift to the Symphony, and Bruce Roter’s With Courage and Compassion. Music Director David Bugli said, “Roter’s work, premiered by the Symphony in 2003, is dedicated to first responders in memory of the September 11 attacks. We will perform it this time to recognize not only the fire fighters and police of 2001, but also the doctors, nurses, EMTs, and other first responders of the COVID-19 pandemic who put their lives in danger to help others.”
Tickets are $18 general admission; $15 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for youth age 18 and under. Tickets are on sale online at CCSymphony.com or at the door. Carson City COVID guidelines requiring masks in the building will be observed. “Flex” tickets at discounted prices are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
Pre-show entertainment begins at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby. A Meet-the-Soloist concert preview with Dr. Framil begins at 3:15 p.m. in the Bob Crowell Board Room.
Stephen Framil has performed as concert soloist, chamber musician and conductor around the world, from New York to Hong Kong, India to Ukraine. He is the Music Director and Conductor of Camerata Philadelphia, Artistic Director of the Port City Music Festival in North Carolina, and Symphony Orchestra Music Director & Conductor at Eastern University in Philadelphia.
Carson City Symphony is a community orchestra of about 60 players who perform music from the 15th to the 21st centuries. The 2021-22 concert series is supported with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, Carson City Cultural Commission, and private donations.
The Carson City Historical Society is Open Sunday, Feb. 6
The Carson City Historical Society (CCHS) will be open from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. this Sunday, February 6, and plans to be open those same hours on Sundays through April 10. The Society is experimenting with being open again on a limited basis. The address of the Society’s two yellow buildings, the Foreman-Roberts House Museum and the Carriage House, is 1207 North Carson St., Carson City.
Visitors should first report to the Carriage House, the yellow building with the double doors just east of the Foreman-Roberts House Museum. They may start their visit there, where they can see exhibits and parts of the permanent collection. From there, the museum docent can escort guests to the Foreman-Roberts House itself, where the guests can experience a bit of early Carson City life and ambiance. The Society’s next exhibit, “If These Gowns Could Talk,” is a work in progress, depicting the daily clothing of early Carson City residence and what day-to-day life was like.
Guests are asked to comply with COVID guidelines and wear a mask. Docents reserve the right to limit the number of visitors at any one time.
Also, CCHS is proud to host a lecture on “People of the Comstock,” on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The guest speaker is Garrett Barmore, Curator of the W. M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum. For information on receiving a link to the lecture, go to CCHistorical.org.