House passes Amodei’s
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4402, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 Thursday by a bipartisan vote of 256 to 160.
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) introduced the legislation, which is his second bill to pass the House since he was elected in September 2011.
“In the 2012 ranking of countries for mining investment, the United States ranked last in permitting delays,” Amodei s...
Marketing firm Announces Andy Muth as New Senior Web Developer
RENO — KPS3 Marketing has hired Andy Muth as senior web developer for the full-service marketing and digital communications agency. Muth joins KPS3 with more than 13 years of programming and web development experience and is responsible for custom application, website and content management system (CMS) development. Muth also has experience in building custom Facebook applications and messaging platform systems.
Muth’s experience includes wo...
Firms Recognized at Golden Hard Hat Luncheon
RENO — As construction site safety issues continue to grab national attention, the Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors today recognized its most conscientious companies.
The Nevada Chapter held its 15th Annual Golden Hard Hat Awards Luncheon this week in the downtown Harrah’s Convention Center.
Companies including building and engineering general contractors, specialty contractors and suppliers were recognized for AGC of Ame...
application deadline July 31
CARSON CITY (AP) — A July 31 deadline is approaching for Nevadans whose homes were in foreclosure in 2009 or 2010 to apply for a federal independent foreclosure review.
Nevada state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says the free reviews are a legitimate program.
They’re key to determining whether people are eligible for compensation or other relief because of errors or paperwork problems during the foreclosure process.
The program is o...
RENO — Phyllis Freyer, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Renown Health received the Thomas C. Wilson award from the Advertising Association of Northern Nevada earlier this week.
The award is given for professional contributions made to the advertising field; furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern; demonstrating lifetime excellence in advertising, coupled with stro...
More than 40 rescues in Lake Mead area on Fourth
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Park officials say they rescued more than 40 people at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area amid Fourth of July winds that capsized some boats.
National Park Service spokesman Randy Lavasseur says monsoon conditions Wednesday were partly to blame for six watercraft accidents, two disabled vessels, and four medical calls.
Gusts that reached 50 mph formed waves that battered some boats, but park spokesman Kevin Turner says no...
Nevada board plans forums on building scams
HENDERSON (AP) — The Nevada State Contactors Board is planning forums next week in Ely, Elko and Fallon to spread the word about the latest building repair scams being used to rip off seniors around the state.
The sessions aim to combine resources of the contractors board and state Aging and Disability Services Division with sheriff’s offices and elected officials.
Contractors board chief Margi Grein says the Senior Awareness Program aims to ...
Judge turns down time request in club tax case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge is denying a request for time for prosecutors to investigate whether he should remove himself from a former Las Vegas Strip nightclub operator’s criminal tax case. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson on Tuesday rejected postponing a July 9 hearing until Aug. 20. Dawson sentenced Steve Davidovici last week to eight months’ home confinement, three years’ probation and about ...
Nevada taxable sales up 5.1 percent in April
CARSON CITY (AP) — Taxable sales in Nevada rose 5.1 percent in April compared to the same month last year.
The state Department of Taxation reports Nevada merchants sold $3.5 billion in goods on which the state collected $272.4 million in gross sales and use taxes, which are up 2.6 percent over April 2011.
The report released Thursday says taxable sales rose in 13 of Nevada’s 17 counties.
Clark County, the state’s population hub, saw sales in...
Hampton Inn & Suites Reno earns 2012 Certificate of Excellence
RENO — Hampton Inn & Suites in Reno announced this week that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.
Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
“We are honored th...
Sparks man named COUNTRY Financial rep
SPARKS — Timothy McGrath of Sparks has been named a financial representative for COUNTRY Financial.
McGrath recently completed the organization’s extensive training about the solutions COUNTRY offers to help clients become financially secure. The training also focuses on guiding clients toward successfully setting and achieving their goals.
McGrath can provide clients with auto, home, life and long term care insurance, annuities, mutual fun...
KPS3 Marketing Receives Best in Web & Digital Design at AMA ...
RENO — KPS3 Marketing, a full-service marketing and digital communications firm, received Best in Web & Digital Design at the Reno-Tahoe American Marketing Association (AMA) Ace Awards on June 21. KPS3 won the award for the agency’s newly redesigned website at www.kp3.com.
The new site uses Drupal as its content management system (CMS) and was built using HMTL5, CSS3 and JQuery. The redesigned KP3.com includes improved navigation and site orga...
attorneys ranked top national lawyers
RENO — The 2012 Chambers USA Guide ranks Parsons Behle & Latimer as the top firm in Nevada in the area of environment. The firm’s Nevada practice is also ranked in the General Commercial Litigation category.
Twenty-one of the firm’s attorneys received individual rankings in Chambers USA, including three attorneys in the firm’s Reno office. They are: Ross E. de Lipkau (environment), Jim B. Butler (environment) and Michael R. Kealy (general c...
‘Mall’ of salon suites to hold open house
RENO — My Salon 2, located at 905 W. Fourth St. in Reno, will be holding an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. July 14 for any cosmetologists or nail technicians interested in operating their own salons.
Join current lessees and building management for entertainment, wine and hors d’oeuvres and find out about starting your own business within one of Reno’s newest and most beautiful salon buildings.
The My Salon building is essentially a “mall” of sa...
Great Basin Brewing to open taproom
RENO — Thanks to northern Nevada’s unquenchable thirst, Great Basin Brewing Company, Nevada’s oldest operating brewery, is running out of beer! In an effort to meet increasing demand, Great Basin Brewing Company has acquired the old Buckbean Brewing Company facility, located at 1155 South Rock Blvd. in Reno.
Securing the space and the brewing equipment, Great Basin Brewing Company will produce its signature brews and develop new brews after...
Panther Valley bike pump track opens
A collaboration of the City of Reno, Poedunks, Inc., and the
Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association will celebrate the grand opening
of the icicle track at Reno's Panther Valley Bike Pump Track today
from 4-5 p.m. at Reno's Panther valley Park at 850 Link Lane in Reno.
The new track is the first public pump track to open in Reno.