Region In Brief
$43 million for Lake Tahoe restoration
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently announced that the department will commit more than $43.1 million for a variety of conservation and recreation improvement projects throughout Nevada and Lake Tahoe.
BLM names new Nevada director
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has named Amy Lueders as the BLM’s new Nevada state office director. Lueders officially began the position Aug. 1. “Amy brings myriad talents and a wealth of experience to one of the most demanding positions in the BLM,” said BLM Director Bob Abbey. “I look forward to serving in this position at a critical time in the BLM’s history,” Leuders said. “Working with our diverse stakeholders, we will...
Three new docs join Northern Nevada Medical Group’s team
SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center announces the addition of three hospitalists to the Northern Nevada Medical Group. A hospitalist is a fully licensed medical doctor whose primary goal is to provide a higher level of one-on-one care to patients during their treatment in a hospital setting. These new physicians are: Dr. Reka Piroska Danko — She earned her medical degree from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in 2008, where...
Nevada Dems launch caucus efforts for 2012
LAS VEGAS — Six months before Nevada’s 2012 Democratic presidential caucuses, the Nevada State Democratic Party has launched PledgeToCaucus.com, a social networking platform to organize state party members for upcoming caucuses. Nevada’s 2012 Democratic presidential caucuses will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 18, 2012. Voters can go to www.PledgeToCaucus.com to get more information, sign up to be temporary caucus chairs and pledge to attend...
UNR nursing program gets federal grant
RENO — Last fall, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno joined the ranks of other prominent universities such as Purdue, Duke and Johns Hopkins when they began offering a new advanced degree for nurses, the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP). This month, the University of Nevada, Reno was awarded a $269,157 grant to support and augment the collaborative program. The funds came from the Health Resources and...
Dementia doc to give part two of presentation
SPANISH SPRINGS — Cascades of the Sierra, a continuing care retirement community, will host Dr. Stephen Rubin, author of “Autumn Leaves, Aging With and Without Dementia,” to present a second portion of his book lecture on from 11 a.m. to noon on Aug. 27 in the Sundance Cinema on the second floor of the Cascades of the Sierra at 275 Neighborhood Way in Spanish Springs. Dr. Rubin is an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology-certified adult p...
Kick off fall semester with TMCC’s Welcome Fair
RENO — Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) welcomes new students for the fall 2011 semester and will host its annual Fall Welcome Fair on Sept. 14. Students will have the opportunity to connect and engage with TMCC faculty and staff to learn about the wide variety of academic programs and campus resources that the college has to offer. The fair will be held in the Student Center on the Dandini Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7...
Balloon Race names new executive director
RENO — Pete Copeland was named executive director Monday for The Great Reno Balloon Race by the event’s board of trustees. Serving as a volunteer and a trustee this year, Copeland has made great strides in helping the event become more financially secure through soliciting new sponsorships and creating new revenue opportunities. “I’m so excited to begin a new challenge and use my skills to make the balloon race even better than the past 30 yea...
Correction: Dates of Great Outdoor Days
RENO — Cabela’s will hold Fall Great Outdoor Days on Saturday and Sunday at the Reno store. Some of the seminar highlights include trophy field care tips by Tim Burnett of SoloHunters TV, hunting dog tactics by SportDog’s Gregg Tanner, the importance of life jackets by the National Safe Boating Council’s Fred Messmann, backcountry camping secrets by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Les Smith, benefits of braided line by Cabela’s and Pautzke pro...
Wooden boat classic gives $12,500 to charities
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — This year’s South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic (STWBC) cruised through uncharted waters, drawing the largest crowd in its four year history. The two-day event was held July 29 and 30 at the Tahoe Keys Marina and nearly 3,000 people attended. “This year’s classic was a smash hit,” said Steve Caplan, the event’s organizer and a member of the Lake Tahoe Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS). A record atten...
Greeks recognized for outstanding grades
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno’s Gamma Sigma Alpha (GSA) community, a collective of junior and senior members of the National Greek Academic Honor Society, was recognized for the first time on the GSA’s national honor roll in June. The university is one of 38 institutions announced on the honor roll based on its members’ achievements in the fall of 2010. “This award means a lot for our fraternity and sorority community,” said Jeanine Me...
State confirms equine case of West Nile virus
CARSON CITY (AP) — The Nevada Department of Agriculture said a sick horse from Lyon County has tested positive for West Nile virus. Agency officials tell the Gardnerville Record-Courier that the tests show it’s important for horse owners to vaccinate their animals to protect them from the sometimes deadly mosquito-borne illness. Mosquito surveillance pools from Lyon, Churchill and Clark counties have shown positive results for West Nile virus ...
UNLV gets $150K for nuclear research
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday that it has awarded the University of Nevada, Las Vegas up to $156,897 through a research grant aimed at developing cutting-edge nuclear energy technologies and training and educating the next generation of leaders in the U.S. nuclear industry. Speaking at the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) workshop in Chicago, Assistant Secretary Peter L...