Region In Brief
Assemblyman Lynn Stewart will run for re-election
HENDERSON — Assemblyman Lynn Stewart (R-Henderson) announced Monday that he will seek re-election to the state Assembly in District 22, representing Clark County. During the 2011 Legislative Session, Stewart opposed the Democrats’ $1.2 billion tax plan. He fought for reforms to help balance the state budget and restore fiscal responsibility to state government. “We held the line during the 2011 Legislative session,” Stewart said in a press rel...
UNR urged to provide an interfaith chapel
RENO — Various religious leaders from northern Nevada have urged the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) to provide an interfaith chapel on the campus, according to local Hindu leader Rajan Zed. In a letter to UNR President Marc Johnson, the panel of leaders wrote, “We are religious leaders of different religions and denominations requesting you to provide an interfaith prayer room/chapel centrally located on the University of Nevada, Reno, campu...
Build-A-Bear seeks 100 ‘Huggable Heroes’
ST. LOUIS — Build-A-Bear Workshop has launched its ninth annual search for Huggable Heroes. This group will be made up of inspiring young leaders who have a commitment to serve, help others and make a difference in their community. Kids ages 8 to 18 can be nominated through Feb. 27 by visiting buildabear.com/huggableheroes or picking up an entry form at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores, such as the one located inside Meadowood Mall in Reno. Locall...
Group applauds decision on birth control access
RENO — Nevada Advocates for Planned Parenthood Affiliates (NAPPA) applauds the protection of access to affordable birth control but says this health service is still under attack. On Friday, the Obama administration announced that it would not expand the refusal provision to the birth control coverage benefit under the Affordable Care Act. “This decision is grounded in sound medical science and health policy and ensures millions of women will ...
Feb. 24 deadline to apply for judgeship
The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection will accept applications from qualified Nevada attorneys until 5 p.m. Feb. 24 to fill the vacancy at the Second Judicial District Court that resulted from the death of District Judge Robert H. Perry.
Flu clinic to be held Jan. 30
RENO — The Northern Nevada Immunization Coalition (NNIC), Saint Mary’s Health Enhancement and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada are partnering to bring low-cost flu shots to the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC). On Monday, Jan. 30 the Food Bank of Northern Nevada office space will be transformed into an immunization clinic, which will provide the 2011-2012 influenza vaccination for all children 3 years old and up, adults and seniors. “Taking...
Pharaoh’s tomb exhibit coming to May museum
RENO — As British archaeologist Howard Carter first opened the tomb of King Tutankhamen in 1922, his chief financial backer Lord Carnarvon anxiously asked, “Do you see anything?” “Yes,” Carter replied, “I see wonderful things.” More than 130 hand-crafted replicas of those “wonderful things” will be on display during the Wilbur D. May Museum’s “King Tut: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” exhibit from Jan. 26 through May 23. This kid-fri...
Food bank participates in SNAP Experience
RENO — The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is inviting its supporters to participate in the SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) Experience. Participants will experience first-hand the food budget challenges of 330,000 Nevadans on SNAP during the challenge, which will take place Jan. 23 through 27 and is part of a statewide awareness campaign organized by sister food bank Three Square in Las Vegas. To take the challenge, participants agree to eat...
BLM concludes Tri-State Calico Wild Horse and Burro Gather
WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) concluded the Tri-State Calico Complex wild horse and burro gather on Monday. The preliminary numbers for the animals gathered are 1,203 excess wild horses and 142 excess wild burros gathered from the areas northeast of Gerlach and northwest of Winnemucca. Of those gathered, some stallions and mares were released back to the range after the mares received a 22-month fertility control vaccine tre...
Bighorns to raise money for Sun Valley
RENO — The Sun Valley General Improvement District and the Reno Bighorns have teamed up for a “Sun Valley Night with the Reno Bighorns” during today’s game. A pregame Family Fun Fest begins at 4 p.m. with tip-off at 7 p.m. A percentage of ticket sales will benefit the parks and recreation programs in Sun Valley. The Fun Fest activities include a bounce house, face painting, poster making and lay-ups and pictures on the court. There will also b...
Nevada fails smoke exam
LAS VEGAS — Nevada failed in its efforts to protect children and curb tobacco-related disease, according to the American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control 2012” report. The association’s annual report card on tobacco control monitors progress on key tobacco control policies at the federal and state levels and assigns grades to assess whether laws are protecting citizens from the terrible health burden caused by tobacco use. Nevada r...
Republican caucus elects new leader
LAS VEGAS — Republican Assemblyman Pat Hickey of District 25 was unanimously elected Thursday to be the new Republican Assembly Caucus leader. The former minority leader, Pete Goicoechea, stepped down to join the 2012 campaign trail for Nevada State Senate in District 19. “As a caucus, we sincerely thank Pete Goicoechea for his leadership over the years,” Hickey said. “I am humbled and honored to be selected to follow in his footsteps. As the ...
Flanigan wild horse gather begins
After an anticipated postponement, the BLM’s Carson City Office announced that it began the five-day Flanigan, Dogskin Mountain and Granite Peak wild horse gather on Wednesday.