Region In Brief
Catholic Charities seeking donations for hygiene kits
RENO — In an effort to increase the number of people living in poverty helped through their Emergency Assistance Program, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) will soon begin distributing pre-packaged hygiene kits to clients who visit their location at 500 E. Fourth St. in downtown Reno. Currently the non-profit distributes hundreds of separately packaged hygiene items to clients each day, but these items may only last a week or so. Th...
UNR announces first Girls in Engineering summer camp
RENO — The College of Engineering will be hosting its first annual Girls in Engineering camp this summer. The weeklong camp, designed for girls ages 13 to 15, aims to encourage more area girls to consider engineering as a career path. “We’ve had a few girls go through our camps in the past, and we saw a need for these girls to have a place of their own to realize that women can be successful in engineering,” said Elyse Bozsik, K-12 outreach co...
State Forestry Nursery open for the season
WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. — The Nevada Division of Forestry State Tree Nursery in Washoe Valley is now open for the season. The nursery will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, until June 8. Hours for the rest of the season are from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays A variety of trees and shrubs are available and cost between $4.50 and $20. Plants are to be used for conservation purposes such as water conservation, ...
SPCA of Northern Nevada offers classes for animal lovers
RENO — The SPCA of Northern Nevada is offering two classes for animal lovers. Due to the success of the class aromatherapy for animals is being offered again. This class centers on the use of essential oils for your dog or cat. Find out the benefits of calming lavender, cleansing cinnamon and many other uses for the health and well being of your companion animal. Incorporate the healing properties of natural care for your best friend witho...
Celebrate National Women’s Health Week by getting healthy
RENO — The 14th annual observance of National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day and is celebrated through Saturday. With the theme, “It’s Your Time,” National Women’s Health Week 2013 encourages women to make their health a top priority, and take simple steps for longer, healthier, and happier lives. During National Women’s Health Week, women are encouraged to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certa...
Solar energy rebates available in Sparks
SPARKS — NV Energy is now offering rebates for natural gas customers in Reno and Sparks who want to use solar energy to help heat their homes. In addition, NV Energy and Southwest Gas are hosting a free workshop on solar space heating and solar water heating from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Ruby and Teton Rooms at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. Solar space heating systems usually consist of solar collectors installed on a south facing ro...
Sparks Fire Department promotes Project SAFE
SPARKS — You never know when a fire might strike, but it’s always best to be prepared. Taking steps such as keeping an updated, functional smoke alarm in every sleeping room and centrally located in the hallway can make all the difference in keeping you and your loved ones safe. Since January 2007, the Sparks Fire Department has offered residents its Project Survive A Fire Emergency (SAFE) campaign, which provides vital information about smoke...
Annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony today
CARSON CITY — In conjunction with National Police Week, at noon today the 16th Annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ceremony will be held on the capitol grounds in Carson City. The service will honor the 123 Nevada Peace Officers that have been killed in the line of duty since 1861. In 1998, the memorial was dedicated on the capitol grounds to recognize the ultimate sacrifice these officers made in service of their communities. This...
NNMC Inpatient RehabCenter receives award
RENO — The Inpatient RehabCenter at Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) has been recognized with Uniform Data System’s (UDS) “2013 Top Performer Award.” The program is among the top 10 percent of acute rehabilitation facilities of their nearly 800 facilities in the 2013 PEM rankings based on 2012 data. UDS is a widely used system for documenting the severity of patient disability and outcomes for medical rehabilitation facilities throughout ...
Cabela’s Boy Scout and camping weekend events
RENO — Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, is hosting a Camping Weekend Saturday and Sunday with various camping product vendors working at the store, area campgrounds and public land agencies promoting their facilities and a tent city featuring a variety of tent options with camp setups displayed inside and outside the Reno store. Cabela's is located on 8650 Boomtown Road, off Interstate 80 at exit 4. Saturday also features Cabela’s sem...
School of Medicine sets free clinic dates for May
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for May are scheduled for the following dates: A children’s clinic will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. May 7; a general clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon May 18; and a women’s clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon May 25. In addition this month, a geriatrics clinic, geared to health care needs of adults ages 55 and older, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon May 1...
Nev. student team paddles concrete canoe to victory
After dominating the competition in five canoe races and winning two of three academic categories, the University of Nevada, Reno concrete canoe team took the overall win in the annual Mid-Pac Concrete Canoe Competition held April 19-20 in San Jose, Calif.
Take advantage of free prescription discount cards
RENO — Washoe County officials are encouraging the public to take advantage of a free prescription discount card available to county residents regardless of age, income or existing health coverage. The hassle-free card has been available since 2006 through the county’s membership in the National Association of Counties (NACo). “Washoe County launched the program to help our residents cope with the high price of prescriptions,” said Washoe Coun...