Region In Brief
New museum to auction off an overnight experience
RENO — In advance of its Sept. 10 grand opening, the new Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is auctioning off a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Discovery will welcome one winning bidder and 24 guests to be the first to spend a “Night Under the Clouds” in the museum. The 25 individuals will experience more than 12 hours of unlimited access to the museum and each of its eight hands-on galleries. The auction began Monday and will close a...
Save Mart raises more than $200,000 for Children’s Hospitals
MODESTO, Calif. — The plight of hospitalized children really caught the attention of Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, FoodMaxx and Maxx Value Foods’ customers and employees during the company’s annual “Helping Hands, Healing Kids” icon campaign. The stores sold paper icons for $1 in July. Enthusiastic employees and Save Mart shoppers stepped up to the plate with generous support, raising $202,231. “We are excited about the enthusiasm shown by b...
Reno Sparks Chamber backs Mark Amodei
RENO — The Reno Sparks Chamber’s political action committee has announced its endorsement of Republican candidate Mark Amodei for the Nevada Congressional District 2 special election on Sept. 13. “After his stint in the army, Mark Amodei has spent his entire life in the private sector in the state of Nevada,” Chamber Chair Bruce Gescheider said in a press release. “Mark was born and raised here. He knows the issues that the people of Nevada fa...
Photographer to speak at WIN’s August meeting
RENO — Dewitt Jones, one of America’s top professional photographers, will be the keynote speaker at this month’s WIN breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. Friday at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino. Jones will demonstrate how to find the creative vision necessary to take professional and personal life to the next level with his most popular keynote, “Extraordinary Visions.” Through this presentation, Jones shows his audience how to live his personal phi...
CD2 candidates to attend town hall at UNR
RENO — At 6 p.m. on Aug. 31 candidates vying for the state’s 2nd Congressional District seat, previously held by Republican Dean Heller, will meet with students, faculty and community members about the state’s current issues, with moderator Sam Shad of the political television news program Nevada Newsmakers. This free, student-hosted event will be held in the Joe Crowley Student Union ballrooms from 6 to 9 p.m. and is open to students, faculty...
Aug. 23 last day to register for special election
RENO – The last day to register to vote in the Congressional District 2 special election is Aug. 23 by 7 p.m., just three days prior to the beginning of early voting on Aug. 27. To register to vote, complete a new Voter Registration Application in person at the Washoe County Registrar of Voters Office, 1001 E. 9th Street, Building A. Bring picture identification. The office has extended normal business hours to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22 and Tu...
BLM Reno office changes hours
RENO — The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Nevada State Office in Reno is changing the hours of operation for its Information Access Center (IAC) where people file and pay for claims, leases and other land related items, access land records and obtain other public land information. The IAC will open at 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. The BLM is closing its P.O. Box in Reno. As of Oct. 1, all mail to the Nevada State Office should be addressed to...
Tomato fight to benefit charity
RENO — The biggest food fight in the nation is back. For the third year in a row, La Tomatina en Reno will take over downtown Reno in what is expected to be its biggest crowd ever. The tomato fight will take place at 5 p.m. on Aug. 27 at 10 N. Virginia St. (City Plaza). This year, La Tomatina en Reno, LLC, has taken over the event and is teaming with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Northern Nevada (JDRF). Tickets for the event are...
Reno Sparks Chamber supports Amodei
RENO — The Reno Sparks Chamber’s Political Action Committee has announced its support and endorsement of Mark Amodei for the Nevada Congressional District 2 special election on Sept. 13. The Chamber urges all its members and the community to support Mr. Amodei for a much-needed strong business voice in Congress. In our interview with Amodei, he committed to simply telling the people of Nevada the truth. The truth about our unsustainable spend...
Valley Road Field Day promotes UNR ag research
RENO —The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno will host the Agricultural Experiment Station Valley Road Field Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 10. The event is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in the types of research performed at the college is encouraged to attend. The event features tours of the Greenhouse Complex, bio-renewable fuel production, a walking tour of rese...
Poker tourney to help battle addiction
RENO — The Launching Pad will hold “The 2011 Shoot Out for Recovery – No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Poker” tournament from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 27 at the Atlantis Casino and Resort Spa. The tournament will have a WSOP Format. The prizes for the tournament include a 46-inch, flat-screen TV donated by Best Buy in Spanish Springs, rounds of golf at Montreaux, Red Hawk and Lakeridge, rooms and dinners at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa, gift cards...
$43 million for Lake Tahoe restoration
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently announced that the department will commit more than $43.1 million for a variety of conservation and recreation improvement projects throughout Nevada and Lake Tahoe.