Region In Brief
Eldorado Donates $36,000 of carpet to three local organizations
RENO — The Eldorado Hotel Casino announced Thursday that it recently donated $36,000 worth of unused carpet to Reno High School, Reno Diamonds and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada. Reno High School will be utilizing the 500 feet carpet in their music rooms for the band, orchestra and choir to cut down noise and increase safety. Due to budget constraints the Reno High School music program would not have been able to purchase carpet f...
Reno Police Department honors community-wide response to 201...
RENO — The Reno Police Department held their 3rd Annual “Excellence in Policing” awards ceremony Wednesday at the Eldorado Hotel and Casino.
Addressing an audience of more than 300 people, Reno Police Chief Steve Pitts said, “In 2011, we had a year of unbelievable tragedy for our community. The stories and examples of true leadership and selflessness left an imprint on all of us. Today, we recognize those for their contributions to our communi...
Rock Blvd exit closed
SPARKS — The Sparks Police Department would like to remind drivers that the Rock Boulevard exit from I-80 eastbound will be closed for road construction from Sunday at 8 p.m. to Monday, June 11th at 5:30 a.m. Drivers that use that exit on a routine basis are encouraged to find alternate routes. The Nugget Avenue exit will be open during a majority of this time period as a detour but, will be very congested during peak traffic times and will ad...
Las Vegas author to hold signing of aviation book
RENO — Daniel K. Bubb, author of Landing in Las Vegas: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Tourist City, will talk about and sign copies of his new book at an event sponsored by and being held at The Nevada State Museum, on Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m. The opening of McCarran International Airport’s Terminal 3 this coming week is a timely backdrop to this book which examines the close historic ties between the gaming industry in Las Vegas an...
REMSA teaches ‘hands-only’ CPR that could save a lives
RENO — As part of National CPR and AED Awareness Week beginning today, the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) will be asking bystanders if they know what to do in an emergency. Community members visiting one of the high traffic locations during the week will be taught how to respond to sudden cardiac arrest as well as how to do effective “hands-only” CPR. REMSA has partnered with local businesses during the week where they w...
California Trail Days this weekend
The ninth annual California Trail Days this Saturday and Sunday is a free fun family event and will be bigger than ever before with more costumed presenters, more trail crafts, more stories of the emigrants’ triumphs and tribulations, more live animals and the recently completed permanent exhibits of the California Trail Interpretive Center.
Ruthie Foster concert to combat hunger
Each year during Artown in July, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada presents a concert to raise money to feed hungry people and reminds everyone that hunger is an issue that is faced all through the year.
BLM Nevada volunteer receives national award
RENO — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) presented its prestigious “Making a Difference” national volunteer awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on May 24 to four individuals, three couples, one group and one BLM employee for outstanding volunteer service or volunteer leadership on BLM-managed lands. Pat Bruce, a volunteer with the BLM Winnemucca District Black Rock Field Office, was the recipient of an individual award. Bruce is the fie...
Rural counties prepare for emergencies at 2-day meeting
CARSON CITY —Emergency response leaders from rural and frontier counties of Nevada will gather at the Fallon Convention Center today and Thursday for a Public Health Rural Emergency Preparedness Summit. This is the first gathering of its kind in Nevada. The summit is funded by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rural Assemblyman Pete Goicoechea has been a major...
University of Phoenix, AMVETS offer scholarships
RENO — University of Phoenix and AMVETS, a vocal advocate for veterans’ education, are awarding $350,000 through 50 scholarships worth $7,000 to active-duty service members, veterans and eligible family members to pursue a degree from University of Phoenix. AMVETS has teamed with University of Phoenix since 2007, offering more than 225 scholarships to demonstrate the appreciation of the sacrifice service members, veterans and their families ma...
Saint Mary’s palliative care receives national certification
RENO — Saint Mary’s Palliative Care was recently awarded certification by the Joint Commission, making it the first program in Nevada to be certified and one of 10 programs in the nation. The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care recognizes hospital inpatient programs that demonstrate exceptional patient and family-centered care and optimize the quality of life for patients, both adult and pediatric, with seriou...
NNCCF receives donations in remembrance of a child
RENO — The recent death of a young girl who lost her fight with cancer moved her family to make a selfless gesture. In lieu of flowers and donations to them personally, family members generously requested that all donations be made to the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation. To date, the NNCCF staff already has received several letters, cards and contributions from friends and family members in memory of this sweet little girl. The 8-...