Region In Brief
Spanish Springs Library hours changing
SPARKS — Beginning April 16, the Spanish Springs Library, located at 7100A Pyramid Way in Sparks, will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Under the current Tuesday schedule of noon to 8 p.m., the 7 to 8 p.m. hour consistently has fewer patrons than the 11 a.m. to noon hour on other days during the week. The Library Board of Trustees approved a staff recommendation to change the Spanish Springs Library’s Tuesday hours to 11 a.m. to 7...
Washoe Valley mansion receives national recognition
CARSON CITY — The National Register of Historic Places amended the significance of Bowers Mansion on March 6. Initially listed in 1976, the amendment elevates the mansion from local to national significance. The National Register is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation.
Constructed between 1862 and 1863, Bowers Mansion is located on old highway 395 in Washoe City, Nev. The Mansion conveys the story of its ow...
Registration open for summer 2013 KIDS University
RENO — Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno presents another fun-filled summer with KIDS University (called KIDS U, for short), a day camp open to children entering grades 2-8, with seven weeklong sessions to energize minds and bodies all summer long. The camp runs Monday-Friday, from June 17-Aug. 2; online registration is available today through July 28. Early registration is encouraged as sessions can fill fast. KIDS U is held ...
Bully's sports bar collaborates with Red Cross for fire awar...
RENO — In celebration of Red Cross Month in March, Bully’s is helping the American Red Cross Northern Nevada Chapter kick off the “Fire Hurts…Red Cross Helps” fire season awareness campaign. Using the NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament as a catalyst to drive awareness, all seven Bully’s locations in Reno, Sparks and Carson City host “Boot Sales” to help raise funds for the Red Cross to continue assisting disaster-stricken Nevadans.
NNMG cardiologist receives board certification
RENO — Thomas Truong, DO, recently received his board certification in interventional cardiology.
Dr. Thomas Truong is an interventional cardiologist and a native of Sparks. After earning his bachelor of science at UNR, Dr. Truong went to medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Truong completed fellowships in cardiology and interven...
UNR geologist receives national mining award
RENO — Jonathan Price, former director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno and state geologist emeritus, received a Gold Medal from the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA) at their annual conference Feb. 25. The highest honor awarded by the society, the Gold Medal is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the mineral industry.
Price was awarded the prestigious...
Gem Faire coming to Reno
RENO — Gem Faire will be in Reno Friday through Sunday at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. General admission costs $7, and is valid for the entire weekend.
Nearly 40 world renowned importers, exporters and manufacturers will be on site with the largest selection of fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals, findings and much more at wholesale prices...
Water levels in Nevada wells to be measured
CARSON CITY — Beginning the first week of March and continuing into April, staff from the Nevada Division of Water Resources, Office of the State Engineer, will be measuring groundwater levels in wells throughout various hydrographic basins within Washoe, Humboldt, Pershing, Lander, Elko, Eureka and White Pine Counties.
The data collection is part of an ongoing effort to assess hydrologic conditions throughout Nevada. Division staff will be m...
Aces bring back student pass for 2013 season
RENO — Full-time students again will have the opportunity to see every game at Aces Ballpark this season for just $72, as the Reno Aces have returned their popular Student Pass, the organization announced Feb. 27.
All verified full-time students are eligible to purchase the Student Pass, which grants general admission to Aces Ballpark for the entire 2013 season. At $72 — just $1 per game — the special offer represents one of the most cost-ef...
Workshop for small, diverse businesses
RENO — NV Energy is sponsoring a workshop in Reno for small and diverse businesses interested in providing goods and services to Nevada’s largest electric utility. The workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12, in the company’s Sierra Plaza Auditorium at 6100 Neil Road.
Partnering with NV Energy to present the Strategies for Winning Contracts workshop are the Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC), the U.S. Small Busines...