Region In Brief
Free spring break programs at area Boys & Girls clubs
RENO — The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows will be offering free spring break all-day programming for all northern Nevada members during the week of April 9 through 13. As always at the club, the emphasis is fun with sports, art, computers, games, rock wall climbing, leadership projects and field trips all week long. The club also offers free meals for all kids and teens up to age 17, regardless of membership. The Boys & Girls Club will b...
Law project expands free services
RENO — The Washoe County Senior Law Project (WCSLP) announced an improvement of public services Friday in its efforts to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. The WCSLP offers free seminars on foreclosure prevention as well as the opportunity to meet with a certified housing counselor from the federal Housing and Urban Development department. The next seminars are scheduled for 9 a.m. April 7 and noon on April 20 at 1155 E. Ninth St. in Reno. The...
Workshop teaches high desert growing
Learn the best ways to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs in northern Nevada’s challenging climate when the May Arboretum Society offers a workshop on High Desert Edible Gardening Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on April 11.
Statewide walk to fund brain injury programs
SPARKS –– The second of two Nevada fundraising walks in support of the Brain Injury Association of Nevada (BIAN) takes place today at the Sparks Marina, check-in beginning at 9:00 a.m, where Mayor Geno Martini will present BIAN with a Proclamation. The First Annual Statewide Walk for Thought will raise critical funds to provide resources and programs to thousands of Nevadans that live with a brain injury. “Although there has been recent media...
High school artists compete in Poetry Out Loud
RENO — After months of hard work and preparation, 13 young people with a heart for poetry will put their talents to the test in the national poetry recitation competition known as Poetry Out Loud. Student artists from 13 Nevada counties will join Gailmarie Pahmeier, a University of Nevada, Reno poet and instructor of creative writing and contemporary literature, in reciting great works. The competition is from noon to 3 p.m. today at Cargo in...
Burn season closed due to dry conditions
RENO — Fire officials issued a reminder Thursday that the period for open burning of vegetative materials within areas protected by the Reno Fire Department and Sierra Fire Protection District remain closed due to dry conditions. The Reno Fire Department and Sierra Fire Protection District suggest property owners consider non-burning techniques for vegetation management, including composting and chipping vegetation. Burning is only allowed ...
Event starts at Bartley Ranch
RENO — A Celebration of Life 5K Fun Walk/Run will start at Bartley Ranch Regional Park at Lakeside Drive and Barley Ranch Road in Reno at 2 p.m. Sunday to celebrate the life of Maison T. Ortiz, 15, who died in a snowboarding accident January 2011. The fundraising effort was launched two months after Maison’s death to raise money for a memorial section of the library at Elizabeth Lenz Elementary School, where Maison attended. The event will rai...
Apply now for Range Camp
CARSON CITY — Applications are now being accepted from high school students to attend the 52nd Nevada Youth Range Camp to be held June 17-23 at the U.S. Forest Service’s Big Creek Campground in central Nevada. Applications must be submitted by April 30. Nevada Youth Range Camp is a teenager’s best opportunity to learn about Nevada’s desert and mountain rangelands and diverse ecosystems, while experiencing them first hand. The Society for Range...
Health District recognizes World TB Day
RENO — Each year, the United States and other countries recognize World TB Day on March 24. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB). It also provides an opportunity to raise awareness about TB-related problems and solutions, and to support worldwide TB-control efforts. Local public health officials know that the goal o...
Safeway kicks off campaign to support people with disabilities
SPARKS — The Safeway store at 2858 Vista Blvd. will kick off the company’s nationwide fundraising campaign for Easter Seals and Special Olympics with a special event at 11 a.m. on March 30. Representatives from Easter Seals Nevada, Special Olympics and Sparks Mayor Geno Martini will greet a special torch run led by Trooper Ron Larson of the Nevada Highway Patrol. He will be joined by the Sparks Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Of...
Ameresco to work on energy efficiency for schools
LYON COUNTY — Ameresco, an energy-efficiency and renewable energy company, announced Thursday its Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with Lyon County School District (LCSD) in western Nevada. The $3.6 million ESPC is expected to save the state’s fourth largest school district over $345,000 annually for 15 years. LCSD includes one of the oldest continuously operating schools in the state, and serves approximately 8,400 students. The c...
Give Back Like Jack pep rally on Saturday
Join Give Back Like Jack partner organizations this Saturday for a morning of community service starting at 8 a.m., culminating with a pep rally-style luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club’s, 2680 E. Ninth St.
$12M in funds available to rural Nevada
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development has nearly $12 million in funds available to assist rural communities and nonprofits in need of essential public services such as fire trucks, or to build senior centers or health care clinics.