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2001 News Clippings

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Service With Pride, Commitment, and Compassion

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Click to enlarge - Kmart sales clerk Stepfanie Poleriyuma, center, checks out the toys purchased on December 17, 2001 by Capt. John Bergstrom, right, and a group of ten Carson City Firefighters Association members. The firefighters spent $4,000 on toys for the Salvation Army's Christmas toy program.(Nevada Appeal, Tuesday, December 18, 2001)  Firefighters are Santa for a day To his fellow firefighters, Ken Engels is "Santa."  Since 1976, Engels has worked to make sure Carson City children receive new toys and clothing for Christmas.  "All I've ever wanted to do was have this program be a success," Engels said.

Click to enlarge - Mike Santos unloads some of the 1,440 pounds of food the Carson City Firefighters Association bought for the Carson City Food Drive. The organization spent more than $900 on the food to break their own record of 1,1000 pounds of food from last year. (Nevada Appeal, Friday, December 14, 2001)  City employees help shelter with food  Katherine McLaughlin didn't mind the few extra dollars on her grocery bill each month. By spending $10 or $15 extra for a good cause, McLaughlin, Carson City recording secretary, collected 300 pounds of food for the city employees' annual food drive to benefit Advocates to End Domestic Violence, a local shelter for those seeking refuge from domestic violence.


Fire crews from Carson City and Tahoe Douglas helped battle a blaze at the Carson Valley Motor Lodge on Tuesday morning. The neighboring Carson Valley Inn hotel and casino was not damaged, though the motor lodge was an almost total loss. No guests were in the building because of renovations. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (Nevada Appeal, Wednesday, December 12, 2001)  Fire destroys Minden motor lodge A Tuesday morning fire destroyed much of the 76-room Carson Valley Motor Lodge in downtown Minden.  More than 60 firefighters from throughout Northern Nevada battled the fire, which was reported about 8:45 a.m. after employees saw smoke.

Click to enlarge - A house on Old Cold Creek is fully engulfed in flames Wednesday during a blaze of unknown origin. The fire did not spread to the surrounding forest, but the home was completely destroyed. The 4,000 square-foot retirement home was built in 1996.  Photo credit - Rick Gunn/Nevada Appeal(Nevada Appeal, Thursday, October 25, 2001)  Inferno engulfs Clear Creek home  A forest was saved but a house destroyed Wednesday in a fire near the Douglas County, Carson City border that turned a $400,000 home into a smoking pile of rubble. Nothing could be salvaged.


Click to enlarge - The driver of a pickup truck that rolled several times down the dirt roads behind the Nevada State Railroad Museum off Curry Street reacts to the news that his passenger, who was partially ejected from the truck, was killed.(Nevada Appeal, Thursday, August 9, 2001)  Girl dies in single vehicle rollover  A Carson City teenager died Wednesday evening after she was partially thrown from an out-of-control pickup rolling down the south side of C Hill at Curry Street.

(Nevada Appeal, Thursday, July 5, 2001)  Sky explodes with patriotism Cheers erupted as the first burst of golden light streamed across the dark sky then exploded into a shower of red and blue stars.

A Carson City fire truck responded to the Dollar Tree store on North Carson Street for a fire call.  Photo credit Brian Corley/Nevada Appeal. (Nevada Appeal, Tuesday, July 3, 2001)  Severed line causes power outage  Construction on a new sign at a Mexican restaurant on North Carson Street severed a main power line about 11 a.m. Monday, causing a small fire at the Dollar Tree and cutting off power to all shops in the Northgate Shopping Center.

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