Region In Brief
$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.
Junior League accepting grant proposals
RENO — Junior League of Reno, an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and developing the potential of women, is accepting grant proposals from qualified community programs. Grants will be awarded through the league’s Community Enrichment Fund.
To be eligible for funding, applicants be 501(c)(3) non-profits and show the benefit of their program to women and children. A maximum of $10,000 will be awarded.
Recent Community E...
Friday rally joins ‘religious liberty’ effort
RENO — On Friday, rallies are planned in more than 50 U.S. cities over the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ contraception, sterilization and abortion mandate. Rallies in Reno, Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco and more cities will gather at federal buildings under the theme, “Stand Up for Religious Freedom—Stop the HHS Mandate!”
The rally in Reno will start at noon at the Bruce R. Thompson Federal B...
Safe Kids reminds parents about poison prevention
RENO — For National Poison Prevention Week, March 18-24, Safe Kids Washoe County reminds parents to make sure they store hazardous materials – such as medication – out of their children’s reach.
Each year, unintentional poisoning is the cause of death for approximately 100 children ages 14 years and young. Poison control centers in the United States receive 1.2 million calls as a result of accidental poisoning of children ages 5 and under. Ne...
non-profit names 2012 board of
LAS VEGAS — Communities In Schools of Nevada (CISN) announces its board of directors chosen to advise the education non-profit throughout the 2012 year. The organization has compiled a group of diverse individuals from all sectors of Nevada with a strong community presence and demonstrated dedication to the welfare of children in Nevada.
The CISN board of directors includes:
• Elizabeth Blau: founder and CEO of Blau & Associates, a strategic ...
César Chávez Celebration X set for March 31
RENO — Nevada César Chávez Day X takes place on March 31 at Circus Circus Hotel-Casino in Reno. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.
As always, members of César Chávez’s immediate family have been invited, as have Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature’s new Latino Caucus. The legendary labor leader was born March 31, 1927, near Yuma, Ariz.
In accordance with the bi-partisan measure passed by the 2009 legislature, the governor wi...
LPGA hall of famers to play Pro-Am at Hidden Valley
RENO — The field of 20 golf legends for the second annual Patty Sheehan & Friends Pro-Am, an official LPGA Legends Tour event, includes four LPGA Hall of Famers: Amy Alcott, Pat Bradley, Hollis Stacy and Patty Sheehan. The tournament, scheduled for June 1, returns to Hidden Valley Country Club with proceeds benefitting the Patty Sheehan Foundation, supporting local women’s and children’s charities. The cost for a Pro-Am foursome is $4,000.
Nevada State Museum to honor founder
CARSON CITY — A “For Sale” sign on the U.S. Mint building in Carson City gave birth to the Nevada State Museum when Clark Guild happened by on a walk one Sunday morning in 1939. The determined and devoted District Court judge, considered the father of Nevada State Museum, will be celebrated with the dedication of a bronze bust at the place it all began.
Members of the Guild family and relatives in the Russell family will be honored at a pu...
DRI scientist wins top honor in China
RENO — Dr. Judith Chow of the Desert Research Institute received the 2011 Sanqin Friendship Award, one of the highest recognitions by the Chinese government, for her scientific contributions to the Shaanxi Province. The award certificate and plaque were presented to Dr. Chow on March 1 by Yaotang Lei, chair of the Shaanxi Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs, during a ceremony in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province, at the Institute of Ear...
Associated Management receives
RENO — Brian Delisle, a community manager for Associated Management, Inc. (AMI), and the Belsera Heights Homeowners Association were recently recognized at a Nevada Community Associations Institute (CAI) chapter awards gala.
“Brian and the Belsera Heights Homeowners Association are very deserving of these awards,” said AMI President and CEO Laura Price. “AMI is dedicated to delivering the best services available to our residents and these awa...
BLM seeks comment on Burning Man five-year permit
WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office, is seeking comment on a preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Burning Man Event Special Recreation Permit for the 2012-2016 period. The BLM will accept comments on the EA through April 16.
Black Rock City LLC’s proposal for the 2012-2016 permit/events includes a participant population level from 58,000 increasing to 70,000 during the f...
Alternative Break Club community service trips
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Alternative Break Club has planned two community service trips, one to Point Reyes, Calif. and one to rural Nevada, for undergraduate students during the school’s spring break, which began Saturday and continues through March 24.