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2001 News Clippings

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Click to enlarge - An east Carson structure fire destroyed a large portion of a home across the street from Eagle Valley Middle School on June 12, 2001.  The home was engulfed in flames by 3:33 a.m., according to the Fire Department.  Photo credit/Rick Gunn Nevada Appeal.(Nevada Appeal, Wednesday, June 13, 2001)  Family loses home to early morning blaze An early Tuesday morning fire engulfed a two-story house Tuesday, causing $270,000 worth of damage.  The home at 535 Regent Court, across from Eagle Valley Middle School, was engulfed in flames at 3:33 a.m., said Carson City Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Steve Mihelic.



Firefighter Mitch Sowl (left) and Captain Eric Bero (right) attend to accident victim.  Photo credit Nevada Appeal.(Nevada Appeal, Tuesday, June 12, 2001)  Boy Hit Crossing College Parkway  An 11-year-old Carson City boy on a bicycle was hit by a vehicle Monday while he was crossing College Parkway against the light, a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper said.


Paramedics load a gunshot victim into a CareFlight helecopter bound for Washoe Medical Center after he was shot three times in front of a home on Airport Road south of Highway 50. - photo by Brian Corley/Nevada Appeal.(Nevada Appeal, Tuesday, May 1, 2001)  Man Shot  A verbal dispute turned violent Monday night when one man was shot and and police searched for another.  Caesar "Bobby" Munoz, 23, of Carson City, was shot at least twice around 6:50 p.m. in the 1500 block of Airport Road.

Carson City Sheriff's Department Dispatchers Marjorie Knowles, foreground, and Nancy Volk, work their last days in the facility on Wednesday.  Sunday morning at 5 a.m. dispatchers will begin dispatching from the new $1.5 million center.  Photo credit Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal.(Nevada Appeal, Thursday, April 5, 2001)   10-4 Good Buddy!  A new Carson City dispatch system, ready to go online Sunday morning, should speed response to emergency calls, according to a city official.

Carson City Fire Captain Eric Bero carries the driver’s side door from a Jeep Cherokee in an effort to free the injured driver after a five-car accident at 2869 N. Carson Street.  Photo credit Nevada Appeal.(Nevada Appeal, Friday, March 23, 2001)   One Injured in Rear-End Pile Up  A five-car rear-end accident sent one person to the hospital late Thursday morning after he hit his chest on the steering wheel.

Carson City Fire Department Battalion Chief Stacey Giomi and Assistant Fire Chief Steve Mihelic work on the city's new Tiburon dispatch system Wednesday.  The new system, which cost about $707,750 should be ready to go live in April.  Photo credit - Rick Gunn/Nevada Appeal.Dispatch Center Coming On Line  (Nevada Appeal, Thursday, March 1, 2001)   Carson City's new dispatch center will have state-of-the-art 911 equipment which will allow dispatchers to trace cell phone calls when it opens in April.

Hazardous materials crews work to empty diesel from an overturned truck after it collided with another vehicle two miles north of Wabuska on Highway 95A on Tuesday afternoon. The tanker contained sulfuric acid, none of which spilled yet closed the highway for about nine hours. - Nevada Appeal Photo(Nevada Appeal, Wednesday, February 21, 2001)   Sulfuric Acid Threat Closes Highway The highway between Silver Springs and Yerington was closed for about nine hours Tuesday after a tanker truck containing sulfuric acid overturned two miles north of Wabuska.

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