Region In Brief
Weekend crash course for starting a new business
RENO — Reno will offer local entrepreneurs an opportunity to start a business in 54 hours in a room of designers, developers and enthusiasts during the inaugural Startup Weekend Reno Feb. 22-24. During the concept-to-launch crunch weekend, local CEO’s, founders and startup veterans will be on hand to provide insight and expertise on the fast-paced world of technology startups in order to motivate and educate Startup Weekend Reno participators....
Reed community garden takes root
Those interesting in sharing ideas, volunteering or donating materials are invited to attend a garden start-up information meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in Reed High School room 223.
Foster parents needed in region
Washoe County’s Department of Social Services will provide a Have a Heart Foster Care Workshop today for all individuals and couples interested in being an adoptive home.
Professional development courses offered at UNR
RENO — Professional development courses offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno provide university-quality educational opportunities to build your career and skills in a wide range of management and business topics, to keep on the leading edge of the latest trends and industry-specific issues, and to hone existing talents for career advancement. These noncredit courses may be taken independently and require no formal admi...
REMSA president steps down due to health reasons
RENO — The president of REMSA (Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority), Patrick Smith, has announced that he is stepping down from his position due to health issues. Jim Gubbels, REMSA’s Chief Administrative Officer and second in command at REMSA since 1995, has been named interim president by the non-profit organization’s board of directors. There were no other changes in the management, staff or direction of the organization. “After d...
School of Medicine offers free medical clinics in February
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for February are scheduled for the following dates: a general clinic will be held Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon, a pediatric clinic will be on Feb. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. and a women’s clinic will take place on Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon. Student Outreach Clinics are a free service providing much needed care for Washoe County’s medically uninsured population. Clinics...
Aces launch 2013 Archie’s Kids Club
The Reno Aces are excited to announce the launch of the 2013 Archie’s Kids Club presented by United Federal Credit Union, which returns as the Kids Club sponsor for the third-straight year.
Granite promotes key Nevada manager
RENO – After 17 years with Granite Construction, Derek Betts has been promoted to the position of Alaska Vice President/Regional Manager. Previously Betts served as the Nevada Region Construction Manager, and his strong background in portable construction will serve the Alaska Region well due to the variety of remote projects Granite pursues there. “Derek is exceptionally talented and our region has been lucky to have him working on many of ou...
Engraving Arts, Firearms Exhibition set for The Nugget
SPARKS – People from all over the country are set to gather in Sparks for the 2013 Engraving Arts and Firearms Exhibition. The exhibition will be the largest gathering of hand engravers in the world, and the show will be open to the public from Friday until Sunday during the last weekend in January. The show is put on by the Firearms Engravers Guild of America (FEGA). For anyone with an interest in firearms engraving and custom made guns this...
NV Energy receives Emergency Assistance Award
RENO – NV Energy was honored by Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Thursday with the association’s 2012 Emergency Assistance Award and the 2012 Emergency Recovery Award for their efforts to help other electric utilities restore power following Superstorm Sandy in New York, and for restoration of power following the local Washoe Drive Fire in January 2012. The electric power industry’s Emergency Assistance and Emergency Recovery Awards have been p...