Region In Brief
Bike Project receives $12,850 from Tahoe Fund
INCLINE VILLAGE — Tahoe Transportation District received $12,850 from the Tahoe Fund Dec. 3 toward the Stateline to Stateline Bikeway Project. The Tahoe Fund is a non-profit organization whose mission is to become a major source of private funding for environmental projects around the Lake Tahoe Basin with an emphasis on recreation, conservation and education.
The first one-mile section of the 3.2 mile bike path that will connect Round Hill...
Nevada Seismo Lab used to track meteorite
RENO — When the Sutter Mill’s meteorite streaked across the Nevada sky in April, it made a loud boom and shook homes throughout the region. Ken Smith, associate director for the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno heard it and felt it that Sunday morning. His scientific curiosity drew him right to the lab’s earthquake monitoring network to see what registered on the more than 150 reporting stations. He found an ...
Foundation to create fellowships for UNR College of Liberal...
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts will receive a gift from the Bilinski Educational Foundation to fund dissertation-year fellowships for doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences. The $500,000 gift will create the Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship Fund for Land-Grant Liberal Arts Scholarship.
During the next three years, the fund will support 20 students during the year they anticipate c...
‘Christmas Carol’ revived and performed this weekend
RENO — Inner Star Performing Arts of NV presents two shows of “Christmas Carol, an American Musical” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.
The show includes live music, traditional Christmas music and other classics. Get ready for Big Band Swing dancing, tap dancing and classical ballet. Cast members range from 3 years old to adults and professionals, all wonderfully talented performers. Join us for a refreshingly new version of a tale of r...
Children’s Cabinet named PGA TOUR’s Charity Of The Year
RENO — The PGA TOUR announced Dec. 7 that The Children’s Cabinet has been named the organization’s 2012 Charity Of The Year. As part of the award, The Children’s Cabinet receives a $30,000 grant from the PGA TOUR to support the organization’s family and youth programs. The Children’s Cabinet is a northern Nevada non-profit organization that exists to keep children safe and families together by offering services and resources that address unm...
Reno’s Southern Pacific/Amtrak Railroad now historic site
RENO — The National Park Service recently announced they have approved the City of Reno’s nomination for the Southern Pacific/Amtrak Railroad Depot (located at 280 N. Center St.) to be on the National Register for Historic Places.
On May 9, the Reno City Council unanimously approved the concept of renovating the historic part of the Depot into a new heritage center. Earlier this year, the City of Reno received a Certified Local Government G...
United Way Funds VOA to assist area homeless
RENO — The United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) Board of Directors has approved $22,000 in funding to Volunteers of America – Northern Nevada (VOA) to assist with the opening of an overflow homeless shelter from Dec. 1 through March 31, 2013. The overflow homeless shelter will be located on Mill Street, near McCarran Boulevard. The funds will be distributed from UWNNS’ Community Response Fund, which can provide a limited amo...
Tenth annual Shop with the Sheriff charity event
RENO — The Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association has generously underwritten the Shop with the Sheriff annual holiday shopping spree for hundreds of needy children for ten years, donating about half a million dollars to create a memorable holiday event that has touched the lives of thousands of local families.
This year’s Shop with the Sheriff took place at the Damonte Walmart Superstore in south Reno on Dec. 4.
Children are pre-selected t...
Crash in Sparks construction zone injures 3
SPARKS -- A Subaru two-door coupe crashed into an active construction zone on I-80 East at about 11:30 a.m. Monday after using the maneuvering around other motorists using the left shoulder lane before hitting a parked truck and trailer and a construction worker.
Witnesses told Nevada Highway Patrol the car was going about 100 mph before it slipped between the concrete barriers separating the east and west sides of the freeway from the constr...
Final action on Lake Tahoe Regional Plan
Closing out a multi-year process to update the Lake Tahoe Regional Plan, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the updated plan and supportive environmental documents at Harvey’s Resort convention center in Stateline, Nev.