Thanks for supporting Austin’s House
The annual Denim & Diamonds fundraiser for Austin’s
House was held on Feb. 27 at Casino Fandango’s Grand Ballroom.
The night began with guests enjoying cocktails and browsing
the numerous auction items that were donated for the event. A buffet dinner
followed with an amazing assortment of desert selections.
Austin’s House Executive Director Marla Morris provided a
snapshot of milestones reached in the past year and recognition of the Austin’s
House staff for their time and dedication.
Patty Clark, representing the Austin Kirby Foundation,
expressed her thanks to the community for their support and presented Austin’s
House with a check for $50,000. This was the accumulated result of the
foundation’s year-long fundraising efforts.
On behalf of the kids, staff, and board of directors, I
would like to thank our fabulous sponsors: The Austin Kirby Foundation, Baker
Hughes, Carson City Toyota, Krissy & Richard Gianforte, Wendy Wood &
Gary Spohr, SkyFiber Internet, Vail Resorts, Waste Management, and Patten
We also attribute the success of the evening to the many
businesses and individuals who donated goods and services for the raffles and
auctions. You can see the complete list on our website page for Denim & Diamonds
Thank you for helping Austin’s House continue its mission of
helping children in need. For information, visit our website at
Austin’s House Board of Directors
Pickering seeks re-election to Supreme Court
I am Chief Justice Kristina Pickering and seek re-election
to the Nevada Supreme Court, Seat B.
I am a Reno High School graduate. I earned my B.A. degree
from Yale University and my J.D. degree from the University of California,
Davis. After law school, I clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Bruce R.
Thompson in Reno, then entered private practice. I tried cases and argued
appeals in Nevada’s state and federal courts for 25 years.
In my 11 years on the court, I have decided cases and
authored opinions in areas of law that touch all of our lives — including
criminal law, water law, property law, constitutional law, civil law,
administrative agency law, and family law. I also serve on the Nevada Pardons
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged Nevada’s judiciary in
unprecedented ways. As chief justice, I have worked with courts across the state
to preserve essential court services while limiting face-to-contact between
court staff and the public to the extent possible.
Judges do not run as Republicans or Democrats. The job calls
for neutral application of the law. I am humbled by the bipartisan support I
have received, including former Govs. Richard Bryan and Brian Sandoval, and the
police and firefighters.
Please vote in the upcoming primary election and please
consider voting for me, so that I may continue to serve Nevada as we move
Chief Justice, Nevada Supreme Court
Fully open up the state
Nevada is at war with coronavirus, and as it is in any war there
is always collateral damage. Damage that is unavoidable, some people will live
and some will die but life goes on. Greater good will result in getting the
economy going again, putting people back to work and opening small businesses
again. Some states such as Texas and Utah are already open, in fact Utah never
closed down. We are not California, Washington or Oregon. To paraphrase our
late President Ronald Reagan — Gov. Sisolak open the State of Nevada, no
partial opening. Let’s get the State of Nevada going again and get back to normal.
Support Schuette for supervisor
It has been my pleasure to work with Lisa Schuette and her campaign for City Supervisor Ward 4.
She is a lifelong resident of Carson City and she has
witnessed the growth and is familiar with most issues facing the city
accompanied with this growth. She is respected in the community for her roles
in education and law enforcement.
Lisa has a proven record for her leadership in establishing
CASI, a nonprofit organization which ultimately resulted in a new animal
shelter for Carson City. She has an ability of not only identifying problems
but she is also adept in developing solutions, works well with others and
understands the value of compromise. I would encourage everyone to review her
platform and remember everyone please vote!
Smith would be a good choice for Carson City
I am writing to you to encourage you to lend your support to
a truly outstanding man and a great civic leader, Michael Smith, a native of
Mississippi, and a global citizen who champions humanity and embraces the
greater good for all people.
It has been a pleasure to have known and considered Mike to
be a good friend and a leader in our community for the past quarter century.
Mike has always been a tireless and dedicated public servant, an advocate for
the arts and humanities and an individual who builds bridges to others.
Mike, as one who supported men and women of character in
public office, be they Democrat or Republican, occupies a unique place within
the context of our shared Mississippi heritage. Mike has created a legacy that
will endure for generations. The son of outstanding educators, Mike has fostered
a spirit of learning and achievement among young and old alike. As a pastor,
museum director and former longtime newspaper editor for more than 20 years, I
can attest to his unquestionable integrity and dedication to the public good.
The good people of Carson City would indeed be blessed to
have this fine man as a member of the city government. Now that he is an expatriate
of our community, we miss Mike’s talents, his enthusiasm, his warmth and
personal charm and charisma, not to mention his penchant for integrity and
pursuing the ideals of justice, equity and liberty for all people.
Robert L. Long, III
Trump selfish to have cadets return
I was appalled beyond words Monday morning when I heard that
Draft Dodger in Chief Donald J. Trump wants to give a commencement address at
the U.S. Military Academy. The cadets have already left West Point for their
homes across the country but Trump wants them to return for their formal
But not to worry, says Trump, who avoided the draft in the
Vietnam War after his father paid to claim his son had bone spurs on his heals
that made him ineligible for service.
The president, who is morbidly obese, doesn’t seem to have
any problem standing on those feet for long periods of time while spewing
dozens of lies to reporters.
My twin brother attended West Point for one year but
unfortunately flunked his physical when he returned for his second year because
of a chronic back ailment.
Our big brother graduated from the academy in 1955, took his
commission in the U.S. Air Force and served our country for a number of years.
Coincidentally, our father graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served for
30 years. His duty stations included commanding an attack transport in the
Pacific Theatre in World War II and later commanding the Pacific Reserve Fleet
in San Francisco before his retirement.
I wonder how many West Point cadets would be happy about
having to return to the academy so a draft dodger can show off. I’d bet my life
his speech will be, as usual, all about him.
Roll out antibody test
The CDC states that normally, mortality statistics are compiled according to WHO regulations specifying that each death be assigned an underlying cause based on the current 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD-10).
However, as of April 1, the CDC guidelines state that COVID-19 be identified as ICD-10 code U07.1 when COVID-19 is reported as a principle diagnosis, even if only presumptive, and reported as a cause that contributed to death on the death certificate. These can include laboratory confirmed cases, as well as cases without laboratory confirmation. If the certifier suspects COVID-19 or determines it was likely (e.g., the circumstances were compelling within a reasonable degree of certainty), they can report COVID-19 as “probable” or “presumed” on the death certificate.
"Statistically," it’s possible that focus on COVID-19 deaths has inversely resulted in a lower number of deaths from seasonal flu, pneumonia, and other causes, and the CDC states that flu hospitalization estimates are currently below the seasonal normal. Conversely, the actual number of COVID-19 deaths may be over stated.
A recent Stanford University COVID antibody survey indicates that the number of infected persons may be 50 to 85 times the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. This preliminary finding suggests that, at most, 0.12% – 0.2% of all infected persons will die from COVID-19.
Now a Las Vegas based company has developed an antibody test approved for emergency use by the FDA. What's the problem with rolling it out statewide and getting the rest of the "facts?"