Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of July 1, 2018

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Community Friends,

This week’s local paper headlined “County D.A. investigating alleged sex scandal at sheriff’s office.” Because the case is being reviewed by the D.A., most of the investigation details still cannot be released. However, here are the releasable facts as briefed to me by our jail commander Frank Hunewill several months ago. Read more ›

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Submitted opinion in support of Gary Schmidt

Submitted by Roger M. Edwards

I have known Gary Schmidt for over 8 years. I worked closely with Gary during the 2016 Presidential election when I was Washoe County Republican Party Chairman. I have always found Gary to be willing to stand up for the ethical and procedurally correct operation of a local or governmental agency. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of May 13, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of May 13th

Community Friends,

It was quite interesting as I listened to one of the jurors in the Dustin Cooper murder trial. It seemed many jurors were offended as Cooper’s paid defense lawyer attacked our detectives and deputies on the witness stand. It seems when facts are clearly presented, the modus operandi is to attack a person’s character. We were blessed by a jury that made their decision based on facts and not by emotion. Read more ›

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DAYTON: NEVADA’S FIRST CHINATOWN – FREE LECTURE, WEDNESDAY MAY 16

CELEBRATING NEVADA STATE HISTORIC  PRESERVATION MONTH

FREE LECTURE— PUBLIC WELCOME Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of May 6, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of May 6th

Community Friends,

There are times when an idea forms during social gatherings among friends, especially after a provoking question. Back in March while reading an event brochure, it stated that any individual who cannot pass a firearm background check will not get the awarded gun nor will they get any refund. Which led to the question, why isn’t the Sheriff’s Office being notified of a denied transaction of a firearm? Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of April 29, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of April 29th  

Community Friends,

In 2006, the federal government enacted the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. In 2007, the Nevada legislature followed suit passing AB579, that would transition convicted sex offender registration from the framework of Megan’s Law to the Adam Walsh guidelines. Since 2007, Nevada has been battling the ACLU in both federal and state courts. On April 27th, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order denying the petition that now clears the way for AB579 implementation. Read more ›

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State History Preservation Month celebrated in Lyon & Washoe Counties

Lyon & Washoe County Events in May celebrate

Historic Preservation and Archaeology

LYON COUNTY

  • The Dayton Schoolhouse Museum: The Making of Misfits

The museum will be open every day in May. See the latest exhibit about the Making of the Misfits in Dayton. The 1961 American drama film, written by Arthur Miller, stared Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift, as they spend time in the western Nevada desert in the 1960s. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s Report – Week of April 8, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of April 8th   

Community Friends,

Domestic violence and aggressive behaviors plague our nation. During the past three years there have been ten Lyon County murders, all of them connected to domestic violence. The LCSO is committed to finding strategies aimed at reducing aggressive behaviors that start in our homes and bleeds over into our playgrounds and beyond. If we want to be the most desirable county in the nation to live in, we must put an end to aggression. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s message – Week of April 1, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of April 1st

Community Friends,

The week’s focus was the 2018-2019 budget that begins on July 1st. The commissioners should be applauded for taking a bold step forward in anticipation of county growth by authorizing county staff increases to improve county wide delivery of services. The Sheriff’s Office got an increase of 5.5 employees. While we will need more employees in the years to come, it is a start. Read more ›

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Lyon County Sheriff’s report – Week of March 11, 2018

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Sheriff’s Message, Week of March 11th

Community Friends,

More than 30 years ago, an interesting public-choice theory was developed by economists called “Bootleggers and Baptists.” The theory holds that for a regulation to emerge and endure, both the “bootleggers,” who seek to obtain private benefits from the regulation, and the “Baptists,” who seek to serve the public’s interest must support the regulation. When Nevada enacted NRS 490.084, fees for issuance of off-highway vehicle (OHV) titles and annual registration in 2009, it created its own bootleggers and Baptists. Read more ›

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