Region In Brief
Tahoe expert to talk about world water crisis
RENO — The world water crisis is exemplified by the changes at Lake Tahoe over the past three decades and is directly linked to climatic change, world-renowned limnologist Charles Goldman said. Goldman will present a lecture called, “Lake Tahoe: Five Decades of Change and the World Water Crisis,” on Dec. 2 as part of the College of Science’s Discover Science Lecture Series. Goldman, recently welcomed as an adjunct professor at the University o...
Cyclocross come to Reno
RENO — An alternative breed of bicycle racing is making its way to northern Nevada and the Silver Legacy Resort Casino invites the community to not only see these cyclists in action, but also participate in the races. The Northern California and Nevada Cyclocross is bringing its championship races to Reno beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday. Cyclocross is a short, yet intense, course made up of pavement, wooded trails, grass, sand, mud and stee...
Shred for food event at Nugget
SPARKS — American Shredding is teaming up with John Ascuaga’s Nugget for Shred for Food Day on Friday. The event will provide the community with a day of shredding at the cost of a food donation for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Not only will the partnership protect people from identity theft, it will help protect and preserve the environment by recycling the shredded paper and help the Food Bank Northern Nevada feed people in need. The ev...
Tree-cutting permits on sale Monday for Humboldt-Toiyabe
CARSON CITY — Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest offices and vendors will begin selling Christmas tree cutting permits on Monday and ending Dec. 24 or until permits are sold out. Approximately 4,000 permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis for $10 each in designated cutting areas for white fir, incense cedar, Jeffrey and lodgepole pine trees. Two trees may be cut per household, permits are non-refundable, and are valid through ...
Early signups for Turkey Trot almost over
SPARKS — Pre-registration for the Scheels Turkey Trot event held on Thanksgiving Day in Sparks closes Thursday. Participants can choose from a nontimed 2-mile walk or run or a timed 10k (6.2 miles) run. The first race begins at 8:30 a.m. New this year: The event will start and finish in the parking lot of Scheels at Legends at Sparks Marina. Additional changes include the realignment of the course to provide a safer route for runners and walke...
TMCC offers snowboarding class for less
RENO — With wallets tightening and many people finding it difficult to afford skiing and snowboarding lessons, Truckee Meadows Community College's (TMCC) Workforce Development and Continuing Education offers an affordable option to hitting the slopes. Noncredit snowboarding and skiing courses will be offered in January so snow enthusiasts can take part in beginning or intermediate classes that include full-day lift tickets for $26 a day. Class...
RC Willey donates $10K to cancer fight
RENO — In honor of breast cancer awareness month, RC Willey and its “Think Pink!” promotion donated $10,000 to Renown Institute for Cancer to support cancer research, treatment and prevention for cancer patients in northern Nevada. On Friday, Jon Jensen, general manager for RC Willey, presented the check to Joel Muller, vice president of Renown Health Foundation, and Linda Ferris, Ph.D., vice president of Renown Institute for Cancer. The camp...
Christmas tree permits go on sale Nov. 22
WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca District will begin selling Christmas tree permits on Nov. 22. The $3 permit authorizes the cutting of one piñon or juniper tree in a tree-cutting area located within the Winnemucca District portion of the Stillwater Range. Trees marked as seed trees may not be cut. The permits can be purchased at the Winnemucca BLM District Office, 5100 East Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, Nev. 89445-2...
Reno Air Racing Foundation hosts speaker series at SHS
RENO — On Dec. 3, the Reno Air Racing Foundation will host the next forum in its Aviation Speaker Series, which focuses on space exploration, aeronautical engineering and the love of flight. The free forum, called “Pathways to Aviation,” will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Sparks High School. It will highlight the science teams behind the Mars exploration rovers and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter CRISM and MARCI/CTX instruments. The free event provi...
2011 Historical Calendar now available
CARSON CITY — The 2011 Nevada Historical Calendar, produced by Nevada Magazine, is now available for purchase. For more than 30 years, the award-winning calendar has been chock full of photographs from years gone by. Each calendar costs $12.99 plus $4 shipping and handling. To order, visit nevadamagazine.com and click on the “2011 Nevada Historical Calendar” link, or contact Publisher Janet Geary at 687-0603 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Neva...
BLM to conduct three wild horse gathers in November
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, will hold three wild horse gathers in western Nevada beginning this week and extending into December. The three scheduled wild horse gathers include: Lahontan Herd Management Area (HMA), starting approximately Wednesday. BLM will gather and remove approximately 94 excess wild horses from the area south of the Lahontan State Recreation Area in Lyon County, about 35 miles e...
Parr Boulevard to be closed
RENO — Union Pacific Railroad and Granite Construction will be replacing railroad tracks on Parr Boulevard beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday and continue through Thursday. This will entail a complete road closure at the railroad tracks on Parr Boulevard for the duration of the project. Those attempting to access the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and/or the Jan Evans Juvenile Justice Center will need to use the Highway U.S. 395 exit at Parr Boulevard.
A surprise party the community knows about
CARSON CITY — Try promoting a fantastic seven-course tribute dinner, featuring the culinary talents of the region’s best chefs, without telling the guest of honor. That’s what Charlie Abowd, of Carson City’s Adele’s, is trying to do for his father, Paul Abowd, whose restaurant career spans the better part of a century. “He never really picks up the newspaper,” Charlie said of his 85-year-old father, acknowledging that the cat will most certain...