Region In Brief
Planned Parenthood urges parents to talk sex
RENO — October is National Family Sexuality Education Month and Planned Parenthood Mar Monte urges parents to talk to their children and teens about sex — and remind themselves. A recent study by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion indicates that teens are using condoms better than the adults age 40 and older, but overall only one in three intercourse encounters use condoms among singles. “Parents are often waiting until long after their ki...
Wind energy project impact assessment due next year
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District Office-Sierra Front Field Office, in cooperation with Great Basin Wind LLC, anticipates beginning the environmental impact statement (EIS) process for proposed New Comstock Wind Energy Project during mid 2011. The proposed wind energy project, first proposed in 2008 and still considered in the scoping phase, would be located in the Virginia Range north of Carson City. Gr...
Get help with winterization
RENO/SPARKS — Two upcoming free workshops will help local residents prepare their irrigation systems for winter. Rail City Garden Center’s Green College will help locals put their pond and water features to bed at 11 a.m. on Saturday at 1720 Brierley Way. Water guru Justin Meckley will provide tips and techniques for properly putting water features and ponds to bed for the winter. Cost for the workshop is one can of food for the Food Bank of N...
Bowling event to help Special Olympics
RENO — A bowling event on Nov. 12 will support children and adults with special needs participating in Special Olympics Nevada programs. The Bowl for the Gold event at the National Bowling Stadium will take place on the eve of the two-day Northern Nevada Special Olympics Bowling Competition, also to be held at the stadium. The event starts with check-in at 5 p.m. Bowling starts at 6 p.m. The National Bowling Stadium is located at 300 N. Center...
Oxbow Park project now under way
RENO — Thanks to grant funding, river embankment stabilization and revegetation to minimize erosion will be completed at Oxbow Park, city officials announced Friday. Work has begun and is expected to continue for one month. The Reno City Council approved a contract with Northern Nevada Excavating to complete the work. The contract is for $349,777. The entire cost of the construction will be covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (F...
Take a trip to Apple Hill or Nevada City
SPARKS — Thanks to a grant from The Nell J. Redfield Foundation, fun day trips for adults are back through the Sparks Parks and Recreation Department. First is the popular Apple Hill location near Placerville, Calif. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 18. It's a great place to shop for apple-theme treats and crafts, and enjoy the bounty of apple orchards and pumpkin patches. Next is a Victorian Christmas in Nevada City, Calif. from 3 to 11 p.m. on ...
Discussion on renewable energy in Nevada's future
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno will host a panel discussion on the economic future of Nevada with the renewable energy resources available within the state. This discussion, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom C, is part of a lecture series hosted by the College of Engineering that is designed to bring distinguished guest speakers and timely topics to the community. The panel will discuss Nevada’s solar,...
Zai launches free program to prevent bullying
RENO — The Zai Academy of Martial Arts will help spread awareness and prevention of bullying through a free community program, starting at 5 p.m. Nov. 3. The seminar will focus on basic bullying prevention skills, the ability to avoid, discourage and react to such behavior and teach participants how to handle a physical confrontation. The Zai Academy is located at 5401 Longley Lane #A10 in Reno and has been in operation since 1995. For more in...
Nevada Volunteers extends award deadline
Everyday in Nevada hundreds of volunteers quietly strive to make a difference in their communities. Because Nevada Volunteers believes that their efforts should be honored and celebrated, the organization is encouraging all communities in Nevada to rally around their volunteer heroes by sharing their stories.
Celebrate fossil day
The Bureau of Land Management is partnering with the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and other Federal and State agencies, museums and organizations to hold the first annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday. A number of events are scheduled to mark the day, which occurs this year during Earth Science Week.
Birds Unlimited launches new Ecoclean feeders
Moana Nursery announced Thursday the new Wild Birds Unlimited line of EcoClean bird feeders. Wild Birds Unlimited is revolutionizing the way people feed their backyard birds. Available exclusively at Wild Birds Unlimited, EcoClean bird feeders protect themselves against the surface growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, fungus and other microbes.
Project SAFE installs smoke alarms this weekend
Sparks Fire Department personnel and volunteers are visiting homes in Sparks on Saturday to install smoke alarms and give personalized fire safety education to residents. The Project SAFE program (Survive a Fire Emergency) will target 250 homes during the first year and expand outreach in future years.