Region In Brief
Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence
partners with KPS3
RENO — Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence (NNADV) has chosen KPS3 Marketing, a full-service marketing and communications firm, to assist the organization with its statewide public education campaign against statutory rape.
Funding for the project was provided by the Nevada State Health Division through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. KPS3 will be responsible for strategic communications, messaging and theme...
Kitty Jung announces
candidacy for Reno City Council
RENO — Washoe County Commissioner Kitty Jung announced Friday that she will run for the Reno City Council Ward 5 seat. Ward 5 encompasses northwest Reno, the University district and the downtown core. The seat will soon be vacated by Councilman Dave Aiazzi due to term limits.
During her tenure serving the citizens of Washoe County, Commissioner Jung has been a strong proponent for public safety as well as a voice for quality of life indica...
City of Reno sets priorities for upcoming fiscal year
RENO — On Wednesday the Reno City Council held their strategic planning session for fiscal year 2012-2013, creating strategies that foster economic progress and stability, along with identifying and prioritizing value-added community programs.
The Reno City Council establishes annual priorities that are short-term goals for the city. These short-term goals are intended to enable the city to attain long-term goals and achieve the council’s vis...
AT&T invests $300 million in Reno-Sparks
RENO — AT&T invested more than $300 million in its greater Truckee Meadows area wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2011, with a focus on improving the company’s mobile broadband coverage and overall performance of its networks.
During 2011, AT&T made more than 125 wireless network upgrades in three key categories in the Reno-Sparks area.
“Our goal is to deliver a network experience that mobilizes everything for customers,” said...
Think tank has suggestions for Nevada
CARSON CITY (AP) — A conservative think tank has released a laundry list of suggestions it says are necessary to put the Nevada on sound fiscal footing.
The report, “Solutions 2013,” was released Thursday by the Nevada Policy Research Institute as a handbook for state lawmakers in advance of the 2013 legislative session.
It includes many familiar conservative platforms, such as ending collective bargaining for public workers, revamping public...
Board approves water rate hike in southern Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Southern Nevada Water Authority board has approved a rate hike that will raise residential customers’ bills by an estimated $5 a month.
Fees approved at a meeting Wednesday are based on the size of a customer’s water line. Small businesses will see an increase of about $36 per month, while a large resort would see its water bill climb by about $2,200 a month.
Water authority officials expect the price hike to generate abo...
Nevada teen arrested after HS officer draws gun
HENDERSON (AP) — School officials say a campus police officer was injured and drew his gun to end a confrontation with a 15-year-old student who was involved in a cafeteria fight at a high school in Henderson.
Acting Clark County Schools Police Chief James Ketsaa tells the Las Vegas Sun the teen left Green Valley High School and then returned after administrators broke up a fight between him and another student about noon Wednesday.
Coroner rules Nevada prison guard death a homicide
CARSON CITY (AP) — A medical examiner says a Nevada correctional officer’s unexpected death was a homicide related to an inmate attack in December.
Because of that finding released Wednesday, prison officials are asking the attorney general to pursue criminal charges against the inmate involved.
The Nevada Department of Corrections says Officer Tracy Hardin was leaving High Desert State Prison in southern Nevada on Jan. 20 when other staff sa...
Epic Poker League parent files for
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The parent company of the Epic Poker League has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Federated Sports + Gaming filed the bankruptcy in Maryland late Tuesday. The company was started by former World Series of Poker Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack.
Pollack says in a statement on the Epic Poker League’s website that the company would continue seeking a partner and had been searching s...
Sandoval signs regulation
CARSON CITY (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed an emergency regulation to outlaw the sometimes deadly designer drugs known as bath salts.
The regulation approved earlier this month by a panel of state lawmakers and the state Board of Pharmacy makes the drugs and controlled substance and prohibits sale or possession.
Sandoval signed the measure on Wednesday.
Bath salts can cause heart palpitations, disorientation, extreme paranoia an...
Tickets available for Greece dinner
Local nonprofit the Good Shepherd’s Clothes Closet and The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society of Saint Anthony Church have announced that the second Taste of Greece Dinner will take place Saturday at Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church.
Wilderness medicine courses could save a life
INCLINE VILLAGE — This spring, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) is partnering with the American Red Cross, Wilderness Medicine Institute, Lake Tahoe School and Crested Butte Outdoors for a series of Wilderness Medicine Courses. These courses will teach the skills needed to respond to a backcountry emergency when help is delayed.
April 5-7: “Wilderness First Responder Recertification,” by Crested Butte Outdoors. Classes to be held at Lak...
Gutierrez joins race for county commission
SPARKS – Longtime community leader, health care professional and businessman Jesse Gutierrez has announced his candidacy for the District 4 seat on the Washoe County Commission.
Current commission chairman Bob Larkin is vacating the seat.
Gutierrez, a self-described conservative Republican, said he was motivated to run because “we are facing difficult times in northern Nevada and need a hard-working, problem-solving leader who brings people to...