Region In Brief
Firewood cutting areas for dead trees
CARSON CITY — The Carson Ranger District, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, will start selling personal use firewood cutting permits for dead trees on Wednesday. Dead-tree firewood cutting areas include the Dog Valley area near Verdi; the Leviathan area between Monitor Pass and Highway 395 in California; and, the Hope Valley area, south of Woodfords, Calif. Specified live-tree cutting areas will open on July 15, and will include the Peavine, A...
Computer Kidz classes this summer
SPARKS — Help your child learn basic technology concepts and early reading and writing skills through a computer class filled with fun. Monthly sessions are held two days per week at 1 and 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, or one day per week at 1 p.m. on Saturdays. All sessions take place at the Alf Sorensen Community Center located at 1400 Baring Blvd. The Computer Kidz program is geared for ages 3 to 7. Each child works on a laptop provi...
Headache awareness meeting
RENO — To commemorate Headache Awareness Week June 5 through June 11, Family First Chiropractic will be hosting a free community seminar at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, at Scheels to provide expert information, support and advice to people affected by headaches. Doctors Jack Nolle, D.C. of Family First Chiropractic and Katania Taylor, O.M.D. of Nancy Conley M.D. Family and Integrated Medicine, will be on hand to show participants how to reduc...
First rebate for solar water heating
RENO — New solar collectors on the roof of Richard and Toni Lowden’s home in Reno are providing the couple with hot water and helping reduce their energy costs. Plus, they received a $2,000 rebate for their investment through NV Energy’s Solar Hot Water Incentive program. The Lowdens are the first northern Nevada residents to be rebated through the program, which was introduced in February, according to John Hargrove, manager of energy efficie...
Adventure Day event for people with disabilities
SPARKS — People with disabilities and their friends and family are invited to explore summertime sports at Mark Wellman’s Adventure Day today at the Sparks Marina Park. The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature hand-cycling, kayaking, sailing and adapted rock climbing. New this year, the Note-Ables will sponsor a get up and moving booth with fun activities using hula-hoops and more. All ages and abilities are encourage...
New Kiwanis Bike Program location
The Kiwanis Bike Program, sponsored by the Downtown Sparks Kiwanis Club, has served northern Nevada for more than 30 years by giving reconditioned bikes to children and families in need.
TMWA rewards water-efficient landscape plans
RENO — The Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) and the Reno News & Review have announced the recently revised guidelines for the 2011 Water-Efficient Landscape Awards. This year the awards will recognize customers who plan to install or retrofit their landscapes (or a portion of them) with water-efficient tools and techniques. Proposals are due Aug. 5. Entrants are asked to submit a proposal for their landscape project that addresses the se...
U.S. citizens naturalized at Living History Weekend
CARSON CITY — At least 39 of Nevada’s immigrants will be treated to a truly American experience on Saturday as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers naturalize them during the Carson City Rendezvous opening ceremonies. The event is a celebration of Nevada’s history and includes a Civil War re-enactment, a Native American village, a mountain man encampment, stage coach, Pony Express riders, Kit Carson, Abraham, Mary Todd Li...
KNPB wins 2011 Silver Communicator Award
RENO — Local PBS station KNPB Channel 5 has been honored with an Award of Distinction from the 2011 International Academy of Visual Arts Communicator Awards for the documentary “You’ll Always Be With Me.” Recipients of the Award of Distinction are awarded the Silver Communicator Award statuette. “You’ll Always Be With Me” profiles Solace Tree, a nonprofit organization in Reno that uses peer support activities to help children and young adults ...
American wigeon chosen for 2012 duck stamp contest
RENO — In a case of history repeating itself, the Nevada Waterfowl Association (NWA) has selected the American wigeon for this year’s Nevada Duck Stamp Art Contest, 20 years after the longtime contest sponsor last selected the wigeon for the contest. The 2012 Nevada Duck Stamp Art Contest is sanctioned by the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners (NBWC), with the winning artwork to be featured on the 2012-2013 state stamp. All interested arti...