Region In Brief
Lake Mead area draws religious group
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The peace and tranquility of the land near the Lake Mead Recreation Area has drawn a religious group hoping to build a monastery.
The Kingman Miner reports a group of monks known as the Anandagiri Path of Self-Realization is asking for a zoning use permit to build a religious camp in the Mead-O-Rama Ranchos subdevelopement south of Temple Bar and northwest of Kingman.
The organization owns about 200 acres split into 194 ...
Sparks Mayor Welcomed at Sikh Temple In Reno
Sparks Mayor Geno R. Martini visited the Sikh Temple (Gurudwara) on Selmi Drive in Reno and was honored with a Siropa (robe of honor). In the picture, Martini (3rd from right) is seen with Temple President Kewal Singh Sekhon (4th from right), Hindu leader Rajan Zed (2nd from right) and other Sikh community leaders of the area. Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world.
Coral students displaying
RENO — Kindergarten through 12th-grade Coral Academy students will have Science Fair Projects out for display today during the school’s 12th-annual Science Fair and Open House.
All students at Coral are required to participate in the science fair with individual, team or class projects. Winning projects will move on to the regional science fair in March.
The aim of the science fair is to promote scientific thinking, creativity and innovatio...
Vegas cocaine swallowing death ruled an accident
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The death of a 43-year-old Las Vegas man has been ruled accidental after the Clark County coroner determined he died in January from swallowing a bag of cocaine.
The coroner’s office said Friday that blood test results showed Anthony Barrett died Jan. 18 of acute cocaine intoxication after a “bindle” of drugs burst in his stomach. An autopsy also found severe heart disease.
Las Vegas police say Barrett was stopped in a vehicl...
Suit over botched burial can proceed
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court says a lawsuit filed against a Las Vegas funeral home for a botched burial can proceed.
The family of Baptist Pastor Jack Douglas Sr. sued Valley Funeral Home after a strap broke as the casket was being lowered into the ground. The casket opened and the deceased’s head was exposed.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, the suit says Douglas’ widow fainted when the casket fell and she saw the head of...
Downtown Vegas plans Burning Man tribute event
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A bit of Burning Man is headed to Las Vegas.
Organizers with arts festival First Friday Las Vegas say they’re holding the city’s first-ever public burn inspired by the annual Burning Man Festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.
Organizers will ignite a 20-foot tall wooden showgirl sculpture dubbed “Lucky Lady Lucy” the night of Friday, March 2.
Fire performers are set to kick off a weekend of art and entertainment in the downt...
Institute to hold free surgical weight-loss seminars
RENO — Western Bariatric Institute, a weight management clinic headquartered in Reno, is offering free surgical weight-loss informational seminars this month at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 28 in the third-floor auditorium at Saint Mary’s Center for Health.
These free seminars offer an informal setting for people to find out more about various surgical weight-loss options. To sign-up, contact Sarai Sullivan at email@example.com or call...
Nevada fire council
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Federal auditors say a nonprofit Nevada fire safety group mismanaged $2.7 million in federal grants and should repay the money issued for fuel reduction projects at Lake Tahoe.
A report released by the Office of Inspector General condemns lax oversight and internal controls by the Nevada Fire Safe Council, a group established in 1999 that serves 130 communities by helping to reduce the risk of catastrophic fires.
Get a massage to help
SPARKS — Friends of Karli Johnson, who died during the birth of her son, Bodie, who was born two months premature Dec. 17 in Reno, will hold a fundraiser for her family Feb. 25.
Karli’s husband Will is now a struggling single father. Mizu Shin Tao/The Institute of Oriental Therapeutic Science is sponsoring an event to help Will Johnson with financial obligations.
The “Community Massage Day” will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A donation of $20 o...
Testimonial ads in Calif. urge move to Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Development Authority is re-launching TV commercials encouraging Southern Californians move to their families and businesses to Nevada.
The 30-second testimonials will air in Nevada’s neighboring state until March 29.
Development authority president Somer Hollingsworth says the ads try to ward off hesitation about moving to the Silver State by focusing on positive lifestyles, schools, community activities and busin...
Global Gala seeks
nominations for award
RENO — The Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC) announced this week that its 13th Annual Global Gala will be held March 30 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Highlighting the evening will be the awarding of its inaugural Corporate Global Citizen Award.
“We seek to recognize a local institution or company for its vision as a global citizen and how their vision impacts our community and our economy,” said NNIC’s Executive Director, Carin...
funding for Nevada child care subsidies
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada legislative panel has approved shifting money from one agency to another to restore child care subsidies for the working poor.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that despite legal questions, the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee endorsed spending $1 million on child care for 243 children so their parents can continue working.
An attorney general’s opinion is being sought on the legality of transferri...
NNMC offers cooking demo for diabetics
SPARKS — The Wound Care Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center will host a free cooking demonstration for diabetics from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Sparks Medical Building, 2385 E. Prater Way, Sparks, Suite 203.
Wound Care Center Medical Director Todd Inman, MD and Tanya Crisp, director of Wound Care, will present the demonstration. The class is interactive and participants will get to taste healthy dishes that are demonstrated for them.
WNC to host Nevada Small Farm Conference
FALLON — In the midst of a challenging economy, the 2012 Nevada Small Farm Conference looks to agriculture to help communities rebuild local economies.
Western Nevada College will host this year’s Nevada Small Farm Conference, March 8 through 10, at the Fallon Convention Center and Western Nevada College Fallon campus. The event includes four pre-conference workshops, two days of farming seminars and a Friday evening reception....
19 to graduate today from
public safety training
CARSON CITY — After spending over five months in training at the Department of Public Safety’s Training Division academy in Carson City, 19 members of Academy 65 will graduate today and become Nevada’s newest law enforcement officers. Seventeen graduates are going to be assigned as troopers while the other two will begin their careers as parole and probation officers.
The graduates and the duty stations where each will serve are:
Register online for TMCC
RENO — Registration for Truckee Meadows Community College’s (TMCC) late-start classes is now available. Classes begin as early as this month and as late as April. Current and prospective students are urged to apply for admission to the college and visit my.tmcc.edu to register.
“With more than 32,000 students who range from ages 18 to 75, hold different jobs and come from many different backgrounds, accessibility is something we pride ourselv...
City to hold
several yoga classes
SPARKS — Enjoy the benefits of yoga this winter with sessions taught by instructors from Yoga Loka studio. Sessions will be held at the Larry D. Johnson Community Center at 1200 12th St., across from the Sparks Library.
Yoga Basics: The introductory six-week course covers the principles, philosophy, movements, breathing and relaxation techniques of yoga. Tuesdays, Feb. 21 to March 27 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
Yoga Flow: Appropriate for all level...
Workshops for seniors to address
RENO — The Washoe County Senior Law Project is holding seminars for the public that will go over issues such as the time frame of the foreclosure process, common options available from mortgage companies and mortgage modification scam information.
Workshops will also provide a question-and-answer session for more specific concerns.
The next workshop is set for noon to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Washoe County Complex, 1001 E. Ninth St. in the C...