Region In Brief
900 turkeys still needed for Christmas
The 14th annual Operation Turkey Drop happened on Wednesday. The 12-hour event, sponsored by News Talk 780 KOH radio and held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, brought in more than 2,100 turkeys between a combination of birds and monetary donations.
Nominate real, local heroes
The Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross will be honoring local heroes and ordinary citizens who have shown extraordinary courage at the eighth annual Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. March 31 at Harrah’s in downtown Reno.
Assessing the needs and concerns of area residents
On Oct. 1, members of the Reno Police Department along with members of Hispanic Juvenile Services and Victory Outreach Church conducted a door-to-door survey to assess the needs and concerns of residents living in the areas of Wrondel Way, Apple Street, Kietzke Lane and Grove Street.
Cancer survivor wins classic 1975 Ferrari
Leanne Look, a 55 year-old Golden Valley resident, beat cancer last year and this month she beat the odds to win the National Automobile Museum’s raffle car; a 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino with direct ties to Bill Harrah.
UNR to hold one free clinic in December
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Student Outreach Clinic date for December has been announced for Dec. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon. This is a general clinic serving adults and children and is the only clinic scheduled for this month due to the holidays.
Christmas craft fair at Lazy 5
Unique, original, and affordable handcrafted collectibles, holiday items and gifts created by local crafters are featured during Washoe County’s 10th annual It’s a Wonderful Christmas Craft Fair, Dec. 10 through 12 at Lazy 5 Regional Park in Spanish Springs.
Freight House partners with Food Bank
The Freight House District, located adjacent to Aces Ballpark in downtown Reno, will serve as a drop-off location for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada this holiday season, the entertainment complex announced Wednesday. Donations are being accepted now and will conclude on Friday. All canned and boxed food items will be accepted.
Gov. declares Identity Theft Awareness Week Dec. 6
CARSON CITY — In support of combating the crime of identity theft, Gov. Jim Gibbons has declared the week of Dec. 6 as Identity Theft Awareness Week in hopes that the strengthened efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement will help educate consumers and business help protect themselves from identity theft. During this week, law enforcement officials from throughout Nevada will have the opportunity to attend an advanced two-day course...
County: Perfect present is an emergency kit
RENO — The Washoe County Health District is encouraging locals to give the gift of peace of mind this holiday season by considering gifting an emergency supply kit. According to officials at the health district and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), everyone, regardless of where they live, should have an emergency supply kit with a three-day supply of essential items. Recommended supplies in a basic emergency supply kit should inc...
Volunteers needed for Christmas tree recycling
RENO — Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful needs volunteers for the 20th annual Christmas tree recycling that runs from every day from Dec. 26 through Jan. 17 at Bartley Ranch Regional Park and Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno and Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks. Volunteers are needed to unload trees, keep traffic moving in the drop-off areas and collect donations. Shifts are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 5 p.m. or all day. To sign up...
Sparks Parks & Rec will host lifeguard class
SPARKS — Become a certified lifeguard through the Sparks Parks and Recreation Department’s American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Program. A winter session will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 20 through 23 at the Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd. Candidates must pass a swim performance test prior to acceptance into the class. Students who complete the course will receive lifeguard/first aid certificates valid for three years ...
IRS seeks volunteers
SAN DIEGO – The Internal Revenue Service in partnership with Earn It Keep It Save It program, a United Way collaborative, is looking for volunteers to assist in preparing tax returns next year at various sponsored sites throughout Nevada. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. All volunteers receive tax training in cooperation with EIKISI and the IRS. Individuals with good computer skills are especially needed. Training generally ...
School district ready for snow
RENO — The recent snowstorms serve as a reminder that winter preparedness is essential for the safety of students. Early in the morning, many Washoe County School District staff members are in the middle of assessing whether school should be delayed, closed or continue as normal depending on the current or expected levels of snowfall and road conditions. Monitoring local levels of snowfall and the impact on the school day begins the evening be...