Two local Forest Service employees to run Boston Marathon
SPARKS — Nicholas Connolly and Jim Harvey, two Forest Service employees from Sparks, will run the 115th Annual Boston Marathon today. The two have been training for months to compete on the grueling 26.6-mile course. Connolly, a geographer for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, qualified for the Boston Marathon at the 2009 California International Marathon with a time of 3:05:54. Training for Connolly includes running up to 20 miles a day. ...
Berkley to seek US Senate seat representing Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rep. Shelley Berkley, a seven-term Democrat from Las Vegas, said Thursday she will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by embattled Nevada Republican John Ensign. Berkley wasted no time taking jabs at her likely GOP opponent Dean Heller while emphasizing the state's need for jobs. Berkley and Heller, a northern Nevada congressman, each easily won re-election in November. They've been considered the favorites to replace ...
FAA tries to quell sleeping controller controversy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Publicly fuming, the FAA chief collected Thursday the resignation of the head of the U.S. air traffic system, doubled controller staffing at more than two dozen airports and ordered a sweeping review of the entire system that ensures planes fly safely, as the government sought to reassure the public that air travel is safe despite at least four instances of controllers sleeping on the job. But present and former controllers t...
National Tattoo Association members gather in Sparks to share talents, raise awareness of the art form