Region In Brief
Nevada State Bank hosting denim drive
To help the many local children in need this season, Nevada State Bank is collecting new denim clothing, socks and underwear for the annual Reno Rodeo Foundation Denim Drive now through Dec. 31.
New Reno-Tahoe app benefits visitors
RENO — The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority announced Nov. 1 the release of its new mobile application designed to help visitors plan a trip and enhance their experience upon arrival to Reno-Tahoe. The Reno Tahoe USA app provides potential visitors with information on which hotels may be best suited to their needs; what concerts, events and entertainment will be offered during their visit; where they can get outdoors to enjoy the fr...
School of Medicine offers free radiation screening clinic
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine will offer free medical screenings on Dec. 8 at its Family Medicine Clinic located in the Brigham Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Screenings are by appointment only. Nevadans who lived near or worked at the Nevada Test Site during the period of atmospheric nuclear testing (1951 – 1963) may be eligible to participate. The Nevada Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Prog...
Local builders team up to benefit the Boys & Girls Club
RENO — Three local builders – Desert Wind Homes, Lennar Homes and Ryder Homes – have teamed up on a month-long effort to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. A monetary donation will be made each time someone visits or purchases a new home within their communities to help further the non-profit’s mission to enhance the quality of life for children in the Truckee Meadows. As part of the “Homes with Heart” Charity Home Tour between ...
Bishop Manogue Service Club kicks off food drive
RENO — Bishop Manogue Catholic High School’s Sodality Club kicked off its annual food drive on Wednesday. Each year, this women’s service organization partners with Sister Carmen at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church and Holy Child Early Learning Center to distribute food to hundreds of families throughout the area. Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the school’s front office before Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. ...
Biology lecturer recognized for neuroscience
RENO — Once a year, Amy Altick takes a week and travels to libraries and schools around Nevada to give informal, interactive presentations and audience-driven demonstrations and games to make neuroscience interesting to students. When she travels, she brings along her three human brains and various animal brains. Altick is a biology lecturer in the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno and a former postdoctoral scholar in the Un...
Saint Mary’s HealthFirst HMO/POS ranked No. 1 in Nevada
RENO — Saint Mary’s HealthFirst HMO/POS has been recognized as the number one plan in Nevada — and was nationally ranked 279th — in the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2012-13. NCQA evaluated more than 538 private health plans, and of those, 474 were ranked. Plans are given an overall score of 1 to 100 based on dozens of criteria, including consumer satisfaction, prevention, treatment and ...
Nell J. Redfield Foundation pledges $2 million to School of ...
RENO — The Nell J. Redfield Foundation has pledged a $2 million lead gift toward a $4 million renovation of the School of the Arts Church Fine Arts Building at the University of Nevada, Reno. “The arts are a uniting force, not just at the University, but beyond our campus borders,” said University President Marc Johnson. “The generosity of the Redfield Foundation will enhance the educational experience for our students, expand the spectrum of ...
Reno-Sparks needs a superhero
The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority has launched the “Reno Needs A Superhero” campaign to raise awareness among, and to offer assistance to, local residents who belong to national organizations, regarding the important role they can play in attracting meetings and conventions to Reno, Sparks and North Lake Tahoe.