Region In Brief
classes certify employees’ skill levels
RENO — Employers continue to rank computer proficiency as a very important quality for their employees to possess, according to the 2012 Job Outlook Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Truckee Meadows Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division has developed three non-credit computer skills certification programs that offer proof of one’s software prowess.
“We’re here to build their co...
program Alumni Association hits 50 members
RENO — Leadership Reno Sparks, a program of The Chamber, announces 50 members have joined the program’s new Alumni Association. Started in spring 2011, the LRS Alumni Association has representation from the inaugural 1985 class, the most recent class and many in between.
The mission of the Leadership Reno Sparks Alumni Association is to enhance relationships and act as a liaison between The Chamber and its leadership programs while strengthen...
License plates to support
RENO — The Nevada DMV has accepted the Northern Nevada Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (NNSME) application and $5,000 surety bond for a special license plate to support Earth sciences education in Nevada.
This is the first step in a three-step approval process to issue a new Nevada license plate. The second step is authorization by the Commission on Special License Plates, comprised of five state legislators. The third step is...
coming to Grand Sierra
Reno — Gem faire is coming to the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino on Friday, March 16 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $7 and is valid for the entire weekend.
Numerous world renowned importers/exporters and manufacturers will be on site with the largest selection of fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals, findings and much more. Finished an...
Another lawsuit filed in Reno Air Race crash
RENO (AP) — The family of a Washington state man who was killed in September’s crash at the Reno Air Races is filing a wrongful death suit.
It’s the latest in a string of similar lawsuits filed after the crash that killed 11 people and injured 70.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the lawsuit filed by the family of Gregory Morcum accuses Reno Air Racing Association Inc. of holding an unsafe event. Morcum was a spectator at the race.
Immigration office shooting leaves 2 dead, 1 wounded
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Two people were fatally shot and one was wounded Thursday at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Long Beach, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
The Long Beach police official said the shooter killed one person, wounded another with a shot to the stomach, and then was killed. It was not immediately clear if the shooter died from a self-inflicted wound.
The official spoke on condition of...
Las Vegas woman
nominated to federal judge post
LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated a Las Vegas judge to serve on the U.S. District Court in Nevada.
Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish was named Thursday in an announcement from the White House.
She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989 and became a judge in 2007.
Cadish spent twelve years at the Nevada-based law firm of Hale, Lane, Peek, Dennison & Howard before becoming a judge.
investors receive $200M restitution
CARSON CITY — Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller’s Securities Division announced Thursday approval of a deal to provide restitution for 41 Nevadans who lost approximately $5 million by investing in funds whose high risks were not properly disclosed by broker dealer Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. (MKC) and its affiliate Morgan Asset Management, Inc. (MAM).
Nevada’s order is entered in conjunction with a multi-state task force investigation t...
Give input on midtown Reno
RENO — The city is requesting input from residents on the midtown area of Reno, which lies in Ward Three, represented by Councilwoman Jessica Sferrazza, and Ward One, represented by Councilman Dan Gustin.
Staff will lead the discussion at a meeting March 1 to explore the success stories of this area, the challenges, the boundaries and ideas to support and promote the midtown area.
The meeting will be at 6 p.m in the council chambers at Reno ...
CARSON CITY — The Nevada State Health Division announced Thursday continued improvements in the state’s childhood immunization rates.
The newly released U.S. National Immunization Mid-Year Survey for 2010-2011 shows that Nevada’s immunization ranking improved from 51st in the nation to 45th for vaccine coverage in children age 19 to 35 months.
“Though we are closing the gap in our ranking and continue to see a decrease in vaccine-preventab...
UNR to search for dean of College of Ag
RENO — University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson announced this week that he is initiating a national search for a permanent dean of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.
“It was nearly two years ago that we announced the two-year appointment of an interim dean for CABNR, and the time has come to initiate a national search for this position,” Johnson said in a statement to colleagues. “Filling this leadershi...
Eyeglass of the Beholder
Representatives from the the Spanish Springs, Reno Host and the Sparks Greenbrae Lions clubs receive the Eyeglass Collection Month Proclamation from Mayor Geno Martini in the Sparks City Council Chambers on Monday.
Heart attack forum aimed at women
RENO — ACCEPT, a local nonprofit serving the low-income families of Northern Nevada, will host a community forum Friday in recognition of American Heart Month. The public is invited for a night of education, dancing, fun, food, giveaways and more.
This event is part of the “Make the Call. Don’t Miss a Beat” campaign, which was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. Women have a tendency to tak...
Washoe Co. chosen for
federal cyber security training
RENO — Clark County and the state of Nevada competed with many other states for the opportunity to have the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) perform a cyber security assessment for Nevada. Selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Nevada was one of two states awarded for the highly competitive program and Clark County and Washoe County/Carson City were the communities chosen to participate.
The goal of...
Local competes for Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year
RENO — Tracy Herrera, a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows since the age of 13, heads to Henderson next month to compete for the State Youth of the Year title.
Tracy was selected as the local club’s female Youth of the Year last fall, the highest distinction for a Boys & Girls Club member, alongside male Youth of the Year Alex Gasetoto. Only one of the club’s two winners can advance to the state competition. Tracy was selecte...
RENO — KNPB-TV public television, in cooperation with Gustin Sports Productions and the Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association (NIAA) will broadcast the boys and girls state high school basketball championships on Feb. 25.
The games will be played at Lawlor Events Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. The broadcasts will begin at 11 a.m. KNPB will broadcast the boys and girls 1A, 2A and 3A games live and will record the 4A championsh...