AYP: More NV schools need improvement
CARSON CITY — More Nevada schools failed to make adequate yearly progress in 2010 than the year before, the Nevada Department of Education said Monday. In its annual achievement report, the department said of the state’s 678 public schools, 347 failed to meet annual yearly progress as required by the No Child Left Behind Act. Of those, 138 are on a “watch list,” meaning they have a year to improve to avoid being labeled as in need of improveme...
Sparks police issue 887 citations during speeding, pedestria...
SPARKS –– Two traffic enforcement campaigns that focused on speeding vehicles and pedestrian right of way violations resulted in 587 speeding tickets as well as about 200 other citations. Additional officers were on the streets from July 12 through Aug. 7 specifically targeting speeding vehicles and watching for violations involving pedestrians and motor vehicles. The most frequent complaint received by the Sparks Police Department Traffic Se...
District’s capital projects near completion
SPARKS –– When students return to Sparks High School on Aug. 30, they’ll find quite a few changes scattered around their campus – a new principal, new technology updates and the beginnings of its new Challenger Center in the campus’ old auto shop building. Principal Wanda Shakeenab, who replaces former principal Doug Parry, was excited as she spoke with the Tribune on Monday about the work of the Washoe County School District’s capital project...
NV may wipe $253 million in unpaid taxes off books
CARSON CITY — A Nevada taxation official says the state may have to write off almost $253 million in unpaid business and license taxes. State tax chief Dino DiCianno (dee-see-AH'-no) told the Legislative Commission on Friday that officers are trying to collect most of the unpaid fees, penalties, fines and interest. But he expects to ask the Board of Examiners to wipe the uncollectable debt off the books this year. DiCianno says a lot of the de...
Thousands attend Carson job fair
CARSON CITY — More than 3,000 people are hoping they will be among the lucky ones hired to fill 130 positions at a new Kohl’s store in Carson City. Positions include sales associates, customer service representatives and jobs in the warehouse — all part-time. Successful applicants will be notified this coming week. The store in south Carson City is expected to open in late September. Scott Bruce, 33, hoped for the best when he filled out an ap...
6 arrested after gang shooting
CARSON CITY — Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says six people were arrested after about 30 shots were exchanged between two rival gangs at a Carson City apartment complex. Officials say a group of gang members was partying in the rear parking lot of an apartment complex when rival gang members arrived early Saturday and opened fire. Witnesses reported that the shooters fled through the breezeway of the complex, and the first group returned fir...
Dusty mining town’s ownership in question
LAS VEGAS — Herb Robbins was driven by “gold fever” and a love of the Old West when he bought land in Gold Point in 1979 and moved to the deserted Nevada mining town two years later. Imagine his surprise when the federal government labeled him a trespasser on public land. Robbins is one of a handful of rural central Nevada residents caught up in a decades-old property dispute arising from public records either missing or never filed more than ...
On the lookout for litter
As an organization, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful strives to keep the northern Nevada community as clean as possible through public service campaigns, fundraising efforts and clean ups that remove litter and abandoned appliances.
Fighting illegal trash
Her outrage was apparent as Christi Cakiroglu spotted a collection of bullet-riddled junk cluttering the desert near southeast Reno.
Road closures due to work Friday
RENO — Traffic on Patriot Boulevard and Portman Avenue will be restricted to one lane in one direction only from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday due to road reconstruction. Road work on Patriot Boulevard is between Virginia Street and Longley Lane. Work on Portman Avenue is between Patriot Boulevard and Offenhauser Drive. Sierra Nevada Construction crews will remove pavement from half the street at a time. Flaggers will direct traffic and other traffi...
Operated by the Education Alliance of Washoe County since the early 1990s, the teachers’ warehouse on Edison Way is an important source of both classroom supplies and creative inspiration for teachers.