Governor proclaims this week Cowboy Poetry Week
CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval issued a proclamation in February naming this week, April 15 to 21, as Cowboy Poetry Week in Nevada. The proclamation reads as follows: “Whereas, throughout the history of the American West, and in Nevada, cowboy and pioneer poets have played a large part in preserving our western heritage and culture of Nevada through oral and written poetry; and “Whereas, the long tradition and enduring qualities of these ol...
University of Nevada Interim President Marc Johnson spoke to administrative staff, faculty and community members Friday afternoon at the Joe Crowley Student Union Theater. Johnson and the other two finalists for the University’s President position will be holding open forums on campus that will allow faculty, administrator, and students along with community members the opportunity to listen to and meet the candidates. Open forums for Dr. Steve...
Changes take effect to extended jobless benefits
CARSON CITY (AP) — Nevadans receiving federal extended jobless benefits will be required to attend a reemployment orientation session under changes to the program that took effect this month, state officials said Thursday. The new rules were included in legislation enacted in February when Congress extended emergency unemployment compensation through the end of the year. The law also reduces to 73 from 99 the maximum number of weeks for unempl...
Lighter Than Air
Raymond and his crew were participating in the third annual Lighter than Air Vehicle Competition. The competition is made possible by the Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium. The team with the aircraft that logs the fastest speed during the time trials is awarded a TMCC scholarship for 2012 - 2013 academic year for each member of the team.