Region In Brief
First annual service-learning conference coming to UNR
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno campus community, community partners and the general public are invited to join the conversation on service-learning and community engagement during the university’s first service learning mini-conference, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 in the Harry Reid Engineering Lab, Room 109/110 on the UNR campus. Sponsored by the UNR Service-Learning Council, the conference is free and registration is requ...
Prepare your home for fire season
Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and Washoe County announced Friday that Community Biomass Collection Sites are open today and ready for collection of vegetative waste from residents throughout the Truckee Meadows.
Cabela’s Ladies’ Day Out set for April 21
Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will focus on the growing population of women enjoying guns and the outdoors in Reno and the Sierra by hosting Ladies’ Day Out on Saturday, April 21.
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra moves to new lo...
RENO — United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) announced it has moved its operation to 639 Isbell Road in Reno. UWNNS will occupy 4,443 square feet in suite 460 of the four-story office building. UWNNS has spent the last 16 years at its location at 811 Ryland St. in Reno. Although UWNNS is giving up traditional office space in the new location, it will gain additional conference room space that will help with partner and communit...
Nye County leaders join statewide technology effort
PAHRUMP — Nye community leaders have enrolled their community in an innovative program that seeks to boost the local economy and quality of life for residents though increased access, adoption and use of broadband. Staff from Connect Nevada, the statewide non-profit promoting broadband expansion, led area leaders through the steps of the new “Connected” community certification program that offers a comprehensive and localized way for communiti...
Learn to build Pyramid Lake Hoop House
NIXON — The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is hosting a demonstration construction workshop Saturday on the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation. The morning will begin with presentations on hoop house management and crops, followed by identifying materials, tools and costs associated with the construction of the unit. Immediately after lunch, actual construction of a 14 x 84 hoop house structure will take place. The location of the wor...
Federal agency recruiting summer firefighters
ELKO — The Eastern Nevada Agency (ENA) of the Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting applications until April 20 for on-call wildland firefighters for the upcoming fire season. Firefighting handcrews consist of 20 men and women who travel to fires throughout the United States, for up to 21 days at a time. They work long hours in remote locations constructing firelines to halt the spread of wildfires and mopping-up to control wildfires. Firefigh...
Silver Legacy to go blue for autism
RENO — The Silver Legacy Resort Casino is participating in the third annual World Autism Awareness Day by shining a bright blue light on autism, a disorder that affects 1 in 110 children. On Monday, Silver Legacy will join the 2,000 buildings and landmarks around the world in shining a bright spotlight on the public health crisis of autism and improve the future for everyone who struggles with the disorder. Additionally, Silver Legacy’s 1,800 ...
Jenny Wilson to lead Saint Mary’s emergency physician group
RENO — Jenny Wilson, M.D., has been named head of the emergency physician group at Saint Mary’s William N. Pennington Emergency Department. Dr. Wilson, an emergency-room physician with Reno Emergency Physicians Association, was an honors graduate from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. Her post-doctoral training includes the completion of an internship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and an emergency med...
Moana Nursery announces April seminars
RENO — Moana Nursery presents four gardening seminars for the public in April. All seminars are free and held at Moana Nursery, 1190 W. Moana Lane, in the Landscape and Design Center. Seminars begin promptly at 10 a.m. and last one hour. Please arrive 15 minutes early, as seating is limited to 60 and is first come, first served. April 7: “Waterfowl . . . Ducks for the Whole Family.” Join local birding guru and longtime Audubon Society member A...
Workshop helps gardeners prep sprinklers for spring
RENO — Now is the time to prepare home sprinkler systems for the coming season and staff at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum want to help by offering a free Spring Sprinkler Tune-Up Workshop from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on April 14, in the Ranch House at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. Assistant arboretum horticulturist Phil Brazier will demonstrate proper techniques for turning on, tuning up and trouble-shooting home sprinkler systems during this two-...