Region In Brief
UNR research shows more health risks from volcanic air pollu...
RENO — Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii’s big island has been erupting on its east rift since 1983. But, in March 2008, an additional eruption vent opened at the volcano’s summit, resulting in about triple the amount of sulfur dioxide gas (SO2) emissions drifting to the local community of Ka’u, raising health concerns over the risks associated with exposure to “vog,” as the islanders refer to this volcanic air pollution. A University of Nevada, Reno ...
Sparks Police Department hosts open house today
The Sparks Police Department welcomes the public to visit its annual open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 1701 E. Prater Way. Sparks citizens are invited to come and learn about their police department, meet some of the men and women that serve the community every day and see some of the resources officers use to keep the community safe.
WM encourages green Halloween
Waste Management is reminding its customers to save money and think green by avoiding traditional Halloween routines — that usually result in waste — in favor of recyclable, eco-friendly habits.
Globetrotters come to Reno
Hot on the heels of the most successful year in franchise history, the legendary Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their 85th consecutive season when their dazzling 4 Times the Fun world tour for 2011 stops in Reno.
TMWA honored by American Water Works Association
RENO — The Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) announced it was honored by the California-Nevada section of the America Water Works Association (AWWA) with the Larry C. Larson Safety Award and the George A. Elliot Memorial Award. The Larry C. Larson Safety Award recognizes a utility’s commitment to employee safety. TMWA has 166 employees. Very few utilities are honored because of the stringent criteria of the award. TMWA employee Chet Malew...
MBA program at UNR makes ‘Best 300’ list from Princeton Review
RENO — For the third year in a row, The Princeton Review has recognized the excellence of the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business in its Best Business Schools guidebook. In the recently published 2011 edition of “The Best 300 Business Schools,” the college received the recognition based on the quality of its MBA program as rated in student surveys over the past three years, as well as data provided by the university. The Princeton R...
Forest Service prescribed fire to begin soon
As part of the Carson Ranger District Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project, U.S. Forest Service fire crews will begin prescribed fire under-burning in Dog Valley, about 10 miles west of Reno in Sierra County, Calif., starting in mid-October and ending in late November, weather and fuel conditions permitting.
Farm bureau sponsors 5-day Disney getaway
The Nevada Farm Bureau (NVFB) is sponsoring a five-day getaway for two to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla. for lucky farm bureau voting member who attends and participates in the 2010 NVFB annual meeting held Nov. 18 to 20 in Winnemucca.
Teen wins shirt design contest
On Sunday, the Summit mall announced the winner of the A Cause for Style T-shirt design contest. Peter Laxalt, a 16-year-old Reno resident, won first place for his design for the Holland Project.
BLM seeks public comment on geothermal project
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office, is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) for the Patua Geothermal Project proposed by Vulcan Power Company (VPC). The BLM will accept public comments on the EA until Nov. 12.
Commission to reclassify wolves in Nev.
With a unanimous vote the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners in late September approved a motion directing the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) to draft a proposed regulation that will reclassify wolves as an unprotected species rather than as a game mammal.
Discuss religious diversity at SCF
On Oct. 23 and 24 during all weekend services, Summit Christian Church will be hosting a discussion featuring representatives of the world’s five major religions — Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Mormonism and Christianity — in an effort to address the question, “Are all religions the same?”
Sheriff receives $1M grant for anti-terrorism
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to support the office’s anti-terrorism efforts through the purchase of a Mobile Fusion Command Center and to acquire an in-car video system for the sheriff’s patrol division. The Washoe County Coard of Commissioners accepted the grant at Tuesday’s meeting.