WCSD Superintendent receives Somos Nevada 2012 award
RENO – Superintendent Pedro Martinez was honored with the first Somos Nevada 2012 Award at the annual Governor’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration on September 7. Martinez was selected by a hosting committee to receive the award, which showcases the work of Hispanic leaders in Nevada. The event was held at the governor’s mansion in Carson City. “I am so proud to receive this recognition from such a dedicated and esteemed group of leaders,” Martine...
SHS student defies critics, aspires for education
SPARKS — While standing in front of Sparks High School, Mario Guadron shouts to a young boy passing on the sidewalk admiring his photo shoot. “How are your grades? You better not be lying either!” he shouts to the youngster before settling into his pose.
Rail City Profile : MLB memories live strong for Newell
Throughout the world, from neatly groomed fields to dirt lots, children are playing the game of baseball. Along with their gloves and bats, the players also haul in tow with them a love of the game that drives dreams of someday walking onto a major league field as a professional player, the same dream that still flashes across the eyes of Tom Newell as he recounts his own big league story.
Air races go on year after deadly crash
RENO — The vintage World War II fighters roaring out of the Valley of Speed are as loud as ever, their colorful paint jobs as bright as the enthusiasm of the loyal aviation buffs who fill the grandstands in Reno.
Romney thanks Guard members; vows strong military
RENO — On the anniversary Tuesday of the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Sept. 11 is a day to renew a resolve to protect the nation from "evil" attacks and thanked members of the National Guard for their service and sacrifices.
Danger in air again at Reno National Air Races
RENO — The annual air race in Nevada's Valley of Speed has a new name. Fans returning to see vintage World War II fighter planes streak across the sky will sit farther away. And a redesigned course poses less risk as pilots make the final turn toward the finish line.
Community lessons taught at Sparks Museum
SPARKS — For 25 years of her 32-year teaching career Tammy Higgins has brought her students to the Sparks Museum and Cultural Center. The first-grade teacher feels the museum is an important symbol of community, and a perfect place to teach children about what their community has to offer.
Sparks Senior Center gets facelift
Michelle McDonald inherited about 20 grandparents over the past several months working with senior citizens at the Sparks Senior Citizens Center. McDonald, who has seen the passing of all her grandparents, was overcome with emotion Wednesday when she took the microphone to address the Reno-Sparks Leadership (RSL) class.