Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SD Curiosities is having a sidewalk sale, Sat. Oct 19th.

Hey readers, pass the word. We are having our first sidewalk sale this Saturday, October 19th from noon to 5:00 pm. We are partnering with another dealer, Debbie and will be in front of the Antiques and Treasures store at 151 N. Sierra St, Reno, NV (cross of 2nd St.).

Featured will be hand-crafted goods made locally. Items include wooden toy trucks and planes, hand-turned pens, wine-stoppers, kitchen gadgets, shelves, lighting, and other fun items.

Stop by. I know you will get tired of hearing this, but get in some early Christmas shopping.

While you are there, check out the store. We have more treasures inside including vintage glass, jewelry, children's books & toys, knickknacks, figurines, autographed Braveheart & Casino movie posters, silver plate, and Breyer models.

So many choices!

Ask for Sam & Diana or Deb's booths.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

San Jose's rough start to the new season and welcome back, Patty

The NHL 2019-2020 season has begun and the San Jose Sharks are wishing for a better start.

Okay, so the team has struggled in the first two weeks, only winning one of five games. 


Are we worried? No, not really. Id rather boys in teal have a rough stretch now than later in the season.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Fall has arrived and a fun Witches dance video from Europe

The weather has started to cool and with it the arrival of fall (Sept. 23rd). The Wheel of the Year hails the day as Mabon. Mabon is also known as the Fall, or Autumn, Equinox. Wiccans and Pagans celebrate the day as the beginning of the darker half of the year (as in Ying/Yang). After the Autumn Equinox, days shorten and nights get longer. This triggers a beautiful change in the foliage of trees and shrubs.

The Wheel is celebrated all over the world in many ways. I have included a link to a fun video from Europe. The music is catchy and the folks are dancing in witches costumes for Walpurgis Night, but it's just fun to watch.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Tyler's last ride

Our Chief Game Warden, Tyler Turnipseed retired in August and we held a bash to celebrate his big day. Here are a few pictures from the day.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Another bad representative of our profession

Dispatching is in the national news again and it is not good.

Let's begin with the obvious:  former Fort Smith Police Department Dispatcher, Donna Reneau DOES NOT represent the thousands of Public Safety Telecommunicators who go above and beyond EVERY day. This story is pathetic from multiple perspectives. Debbie Stevens called 911 to report she was trapped in her SUV in rapidly rising waters. Reneau did send help but as part of the conversation lectured Ms. Stevens about her decision and inability to narrow her specific location. Sadly, the help didn't arrive in time due to the flooding and the caller drowned.

The call recording is disturbing. The story leaves a lot unsaid. Reneau tells Stevens "No cops are available" but what about fire/rescue personnel? I know from past agency policy, we never gave a time frame but we would say help was on the way.Why not say help is enroute while attempting to comfort and calm Stevens. The caller is very distraught and repeatedly mentions she can't swim. She also tells Reneau the water level in the car is rising.

Not knowing Agency policy, it is hard to second guess procedure but would it have been out of line to ask Stevens if she felt comfortable enough to try and get on the roof? Did she have something to use as a floatation device? Anything would have been better than sitting and waiting to drown.

Reneau was on her final shift (she had turned in her two week resignation).

You can hear the call at this link (copy and paste):