Curry County Sheriff John Bishop has a few ideas he garnered from the Public Safety Summit meeting last month, and thinks they might be plausible — albeit, partial — solutions to the county’s financial woes.
They include a property tax, gas tax and address tax.
County public health officials confirmed that norovirus was responsible for causing hundreds of Kalmiopsis Elementary School students to become sick the past week.
Norovirus, a highly contagious virus, causes diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stomach pains and fever and is not related to influenza. It is spread by coming into contact with infected individuals or food. People should wash their hands and avoid contact with those infected.
Curry County Emergency Preparedness Director Don Kendall is straddling a fine line between needing to repair tsunami sirens and wanting to maintain and expand the Nixle emergency notification system.
Sirens will become obsolete in a number of years, as more people connect to advanced technology — from iPads to smartphones. Even a simple cell phone can receive alerts from Nixle, a program set up to warn people of various emergencies in their communities.