Region In Brief
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...
Experience northern Nevada golf with value pass
Experience northern Nevada golf with value pass CARSON CITY — Golfers hoping to pack as many rounds as possible into their spring and summer can tee it up and take a swing at nine northern Nevada courses with the discounted "Ticket to Paradise" pass, available at www.divinenine.com. Only 35 of these limited supply passes are available at $299 each. This pass includes nine rounds of golf at nine courses, a total of 162 holes, more than 70,000 y...
Eldorado hires celebrity chef Robert Hesse
RENO — The Eldorado Hotel Casino has hired celebrity chef Robert Hesse. Guests can find Chef Hesse in the kitchen at The Brew Brothers where he’s already putting his stamp on the hand tossed wood fired pizza menu. Chef Hesse has amassed a wealth of experience cooking in numerous kitchens across the country, including “Hell’s Kitchen,” FOX’s cooking reality show with fiery chef Gordon Ramsay. Chef Hesse was inspired to cook by watching his gran...
Two Grammy nominees kick-off 51st Reno Jazz Festival
RENO — Considered one of the best of its kind in the world, and lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as “showcasing music’s future,” the Reno Jazz Festival has been bringing jazz superstars and the finest emerging young artists to town for five decades. Celebrating 51 years of jazz, 1962-2013 (and counting down to 75 years and more), the Reno Jazz Festival hosts three days of concerts and events on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, April...
Celebrate National Library Week
SPARKS — Washoe County Commissioners Proclaimed April 14-20 as National Library Week at their April 9 meeting. The proclamation was received by Arnie Maurins, Washoe County Library System Director, and Craig Franden, from the Law Library, as part of the Second Judicial District Court. “Communities Matter @ Your Library” is the theme of this year’s National Library Week, going on now. Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a...
Local Ca$h Mob celebrates first anniversary
The Reno-Sparks Ca$h Mob is a year old this month and organizers have a celebration planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sierra Arts Gallery and Wild River Grille, both located at 17 S. Virginia St. in Reno.
Supreme Court shows ignorance on gay marriage
The Supreme Court justices are wandering in the Dark Ages on gay marriage, cloistered in their ivory tower, isolated from real people in the real world. During recent oral arguments the justices showed gross ignorance of the subject, its history and the long struggle for gay and lesbian equality. Justice Alito complained that “same-sex marriage was very new.” He apparently never heard of the Stonewall riots, a series of spontaneous and violent...
NNMC first in nation certified in lower back pain
SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center’s (NNMC) Pain Management Program recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval in Low Back Pain. The program is the first in the nation to receive this certification. This certification recognizes NNMC’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. To achieve this prestigious certification, the hospital underwent a rigorous on-site evaluation ...
Workshop on site stewardship and WWII in Nevada
FALLON — The State Historic Preservation Office, Nevada Archaeological Site Stewardship Program is sponsoring a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon May 4 at the Churchill County Museum. That program will highlight some of Nevada’s WWII resources from an archaeological perspective. Jeffrey Wedding from Nevada Desert Research Institute will discuss the types of resources remaining, how to identify them, techniques on recording them and things to consid...
Ibsen’s 'Ghosts' at Good Luck Macbeth Theatre
RENO — Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company presents the Victorian era drama, "Ghosts," by Henrik Ibsen, opening April 26 and running until May 12 with a special Pay What You Can performance on May 2 and a Happy Hour Theatre Club performance on May 3. This production features Kristina Harris as Mrs. Alving, Zachary Bortot as Oswald, Blair Anthony as Pastor Manders, Rebekah Bortot as Regina, and Brian Ault as Engstand. Jim Bernardi, a retired prof...
Trauma intervention program graduates new volunteers
RENO — A ceremony was held for the most recent Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of northern Nevada class of trainees, who graduated on March 20. Guest speakers Assistant Sheriff Haney with Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Commander Wiecking with Reno Police Department shared their passion for the TIP program and its value to our community. Graduates then received their official TIP identification and certificates of completion from TIP boar...
REMSA, Reno Allstate monthly car seat checks a success
RENO — On March 23, Reno residents lined up for a free child or infant safety seat check at REMSA’s Point of Impact program’s monthly checkpoint. Three out of four car seats are incorrectly installed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Reno Allstate Exclusive Agency Owner Ramie Pratt hosted to the event to help reverse that statistic. “It was a fun event where I was able to directly help the community by e...