Thursday, November 19, 2009

UPDATE: Eileen Pruitt Case

The Preliminary Hearing for Ryan Bonnett scheduled for tomorrow has been continued. A new date for that hearing will be scheduled next week and will appear in this blog. He is being held in the Storey County jail awaiting this hearing. He is being represented by the Public Defender.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Where's the money?

Tonight we are chasing down the Grants/Awards Summary for Storey County from the website.

So far we see:
$350,714 going into Sub-award 2610-15-8615 - STOREY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, for salaries and suport;


$1,361,000 to the Canyon General Improvement District with this quote:
"This federal grant provides funding to the State of Nevada to capitalize its revolving loan fund for financing the construction of wastewater treatment facilities, green infrastructure, program administration and clean water releated activities. The primary purposes of the agreement are to preserve jobs and promote economic recovery."
The Recipient:
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection,
David Emme.

AND NOTHING ELSE? Click the link and see if you find anything else to our local benefit. I didn't. Nevada is #32 of the 50 states listed. This funding above is out of $275 billion available for federal contracts, grants and loans; or about .6% (or 6 one thousandths) of the available money. Jobs created have become a topic of controversy on local television. For certain, there are obvious questions regarding the makeup of the crews working in LCC.
UPDATE: November 19th
Read Mr. Emme's email replay in Comments to this entry below. Calls following up have not as yet been returned.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Weekend Update

A hunter shot a local 4-point buck somewhere between Peri Ranch Road and Canyon Way last weekend. Authorities were alerted by a citizen who heard the shot(s). Sheriffs from Washoe County were first to arrive, followed by Fish and Game wardens and Storey County Sheriff deputies. The hunter was detained on scene while the proper licenses and deer tag were checked. Then everybody went home.

Workers on the new sewer system in LLC are rumored to have left open something that caused the plumbing in one LCC unit to back up and overflow into the house. The house was closed for a short time due to the unsanitary conditions. A Urban Disaster company was hired and cleaned up the mess. The smell has dissipated, after several days of putrid emission.
Several neighbors have remarked at the liability cost to the construction company. Meanwhile the work goes on to the detrement of car finishes and community quiet. It has been offered that it will be over by the New Year's Day 2010. Holding your breath? Me too. And not just for the smell.

Someone has put up purple ribbons on local trees and other street furniture. Purple is a color of rememberance. Was this for Eileen Pruitt?
Inquiry thus far has yielded no clear message behind this gesture. Anybody know what this is about?

If you have more information about either of these incidents, please submit a Comment. This goes for any other event you may deem of interest to this community.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What was THAT explosion?

A loud explosion rocked Lockwood about 1:20 this afternoon.

Many went to the street to find out what was happening. Others got in their vehicle and drove around, looking for possible danger or an explanation.

The explanation was that the construction project, building our new water treatment plant along the river in Lockwood, had used dynamite to loosen the earth for excavation. There was no siren or whistle warning discernible in LCC. No word was given in warning by CGID or LCC officials. Just a sudden, loud and earth-shaking explosion.

It might have been nice if some warning had been given, but neither CGID, the construction company, or LCC maintains an online presence (like this blog) for word to get out. And they wonder why folks complain when greeted with events like today at 1:20.

Gentlemen, if you are going to use dynamite, at least give us some warning by adding a Comment to this blog. We will appreciate it. Thanks for any consideration.

ADD on November 5th: Read the Comment below. Seems I was wrong about the where and the who. But, still, a little warning would have been appreciated. I got my information from one of the construction crew...figured he knew what he was talking about. Word to the cautious, eh?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Obiturary for Joe Peri Published

The Reno-Gazette Journal has published an obituary of Joe Peri here
In part:
"A memorial service and celebration of Joe's life is planned for Monday, November 9, 2009 at noon, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Sparks, NV, with a reception immediately following at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that any donations be made to the Hospice Foundation of Northern Nevada, P.O. Box 51138, Sparks, NV 89435. Walton Sparks Funeral Home, 1745 Sullivan Lane, was entrusted with arrangements. We invite you to share memories, thoughts and condolences in the family guestbook at"