Region In Brief
Hometown Health launches new website
RENO — Hometown Health, the insurance division of Renown Health, has launched a new version of its website to provide a fresh, interactive experience that allows users to get the information they need, faster. Website features include: • My Hometown Benefits, a secure online member portal available 24/7 with access to claims and referral information, benefits summary and PCP information; • Online enrollment through iChoose; • eQuote, an online...
One more day for Bike to Work Week
RENO — Pedaling her way to work this week, County Manager, Katy Simon is hoping to encourage others to do the same today for a fantastic closing day of Bike to Work Week 2012. Simon, along with members of the Washoe County Green Team took advantage of the beautiful Northern Nevada weather this week to commute to work. “I had a great ride into work this morning, and even found a new path to get to the County Administrative Building from my hous...
WCSD federal art grant extended
The Washoe County School District has received a one-year extension of the Professional Development for Arts Educators grant from the U.S. Department of Education, allowing the District to continue teacher training, promote arts integration and ensure sustainability of the program, officials said Wednesday.
The Nugget Way
John Ascuaga and the Ascuaga family are well-known for giving back to their community, and their employees at the Nugget follow their lead. This year, employees at John Ascuaga’s Nugget exceeded the $1 million mark in donations to the United Way. Since their annual campaigns began in 1998, employees have made direct contributions through payroll deductions, gave cash donations and held fundraisers. “I am honored to work in a business that valu...
South Reno farmer’s market to launch third season
RENO — The south Reno farmer’s market will open for its third year on June 10 at the corner of South Meadows Parkway and South Virginia Street. The market will be held Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 16 and feature local farmers, non-profits, artisans and crafters. In addition, The Grove Café, hosted by The Grove events center, will offer a gourmet menu of breakfast and lunch on its patio each day of the market. Families are invite...
Hot August Nights to host Spring Fever event Saturday
RENO — Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Hot August Nights will kick off the special events season in northern Nevada with its annual Spring Fever event. The event will feature a show ‘n’ shine, music, awards, food and Hot August Nights merchandise. All American or European cars or pick-up trucks 1972 or older are invited to join in on the fun. Attendees can purchase tickets for the 2012 Hot August Nights raffle car set to be awarded during the 26...
Workshop to teach girls to be ‘strong’ leaders
RENO — This summer, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte will host a week-long leadership program from June 11 through 15 at Bartley Ranch. “Strong Girls Bright Futures” provides workshops on leadership and empowerment to build a brighter future for young women ages 13 to 15. All sessions are led by trained facilitators and include yoga and wellness, sexuality education and team-building and leadership. “ ‘Strong Girls Bright Futures’ is designed to b...
Justice honors moonbuggy student team
VIRGINIA CITY — Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta was in Virginia City Tuesday to honor the Virginia City High School team that competed for the first time in NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. The team of seven students and their instructor, Ric Schrank, placed third in the rookie category in the 19th annual competition that is open to high schools, colleges and international teams. The s...
Dynamics of a disaster
SPARKS — The infamous Fred Horlacher, a retired Reed High School history teacher, Nevada Humanities speaker and a talented Chautauqua performer, will retell the story of the ill-fated Donner Party in a two-part series, May 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. in the Sparks Heritage Museum’s Cultural Center. The city of Sparks recently declared a Fred Horlacher History Day to honor his dedication to teaching and preserving of local and regional history. If you...
Sparks offers Challenger Sports soccer camp for kids
SPARKS — A soccer camp with a unique British twist will return to Sparks this summer at the Golden Eagle Regional Park sports complex. The camp will be held June 25 through 29, with full-day and half-day options for ages 3 to 16. The nationwide program hosted by Challenger Sports offers an innovative curriculum with age specific soccer instruction by a team of international experts. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, t...
Summer trail talks with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association
INCLINE VILLAGE — This summer, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) will be offering a host of informational trail talks in and around the Tahoe Basin as well as directly on the Tahoe Rim Trail. These one-hour informational talks are designed for trail enthusiasts to meet like-minded users and learn about what the TRTA does, from trail improvements, numerous educational opportunities and providing a world-class trail experience. Upcoming tra...
Ray May fire rehab area to be temporarily closed by BLM
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra Front Field Office has issued a temporary vehicle use restriction and temporary closure to wood harvesting and tree cutting on BLM-managed land in the Ray May Fire burn area on the west side of the Pine Nut Mountains south of Gardnerville in Douglas County. The order will be in effect until Aug. 1, 2014. Over the next several years, the BLM will implement post-fire rehabilitation and sta...
11 Renown nurses to be honored
RENO — Eleven nurses from a wide range of disciplines at Renown Health were honored Friday as 2012 Nurses of Achievement. The awards, given to nurses in northern Nevada, took place at the end of Nurses Week. Nine of the Renown Health winners took home honors from 13 award categories, while facility winners were named from Renown Regional Medical Center and Renown South Meadows Medical Center/Post Acute Services. These Renown Health nurses were...