Region In Brief
Trade food for fares on RTC
RENO — All fares will be free on RTC transit services in exchange for food donations on Thursday and Friday. Any nonperishable, unexpired food will earn a free ride during RTC’s annual Food for Fare days. Donations benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Passengers can board for free on RTC Ride, Rapid or Connect, RTC Access and RTC Intercity. The free downtown Reno service, RTC Sierra Spirit, also will collect donations. Food will be receiv...
Report: Horses OK during BLM summer gathers
The Bureau of Land Management on Friday released a report prepared by four independent, credentialed equine professionals concerning the care and handling of wild horses and burros at three major gathers held over the summer. The full report, accessible online at www.blm.gov, made several observations and findings, including that, in general, "horses did not exhibit undue stress or show signs of extreme sweating or duress due to the helicopter...
Globetrotters bring four-point shot to Reno
PHOENIX — The innovating and entertaining basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters have implemented the first-ever four-point shot as part of all of its games on the team’s 4 Times the Fun North American tour, the team’s record 85th season of touring. The Globetrotters debuted the four-pointer to a national audience on Sunday and will bring it to Reno at 7 p.m. on Jan 13 when the Globetrotters take on the Washington Generals at Lawlor Events C...
TMCC student creates animated commercial
RENO — Are you ready to see the latest in animation? No, it’s not “Toy Story 3.” It’s an animated commercial for Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) created by a student in the college’s graphic communications program. Craig Duerksen, a TMCC student, worked with instructor Brian Wells on the project for nearly a year. The final product is a 60-second animation and live-action commercial that the college can use for registration promotions...
Cardinal named UNR’s 2010 Herz Gold Medalist
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno has named Sophia Raphael Cardinal the recipient of the 2010 Herz Gold Medal, presented at each commencement ceremony to the graduating senior with the highest grade-point average. Raphael Cardinal, a Carson High School graduate, was admitted to UNR in the fall of 2006 and has completed her degree in accounting in the College of Business with a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average. She has been employed as an...
900 turkeys still needed for Christmas
The 14th annual Operation Turkey Drop happened on Wednesday. The 12-hour event, sponsored by News Talk 780 KOH radio and held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, brought in more than 2,100 turkeys between a combination of birds and monetary donations.
Nominate real, local heroes
The Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross will be honoring local heroes and ordinary citizens who have shown extraordinary courage at the eighth annual Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. March 31 at Harrah’s in downtown Reno.
Assessing the needs and concerns of area residents
On Oct. 1, members of the Reno Police Department along with members of Hispanic Juvenile Services and Victory Outreach Church conducted a door-to-door survey to assess the needs and concerns of residents living in the areas of Wrondel Way, Apple Street, Kietzke Lane and Grove Street.
Cancer survivor wins classic 1975 Ferrari
Leanne Look, a 55 year-old Golden Valley resident, beat cancer last year and this month she beat the odds to win the National Automobile Museum’s raffle car; a 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino with direct ties to Bill Harrah.
UNR to hold one free clinic in December
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Student Outreach Clinic date for December has been announced for Dec. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon. This is a general clinic serving adults and children and is the only clinic scheduled for this month due to the holidays.
Christmas craft fair at Lazy 5
Unique, original, and affordable handcrafted collectibles, holiday items and gifts created by local crafters are featured during Washoe County’s 10th annual It’s a Wonderful Christmas Craft Fair, Dec. 10 through 12 at Lazy 5 Regional Park in Spanish Springs.
Freight House partners with Food Bank
The Freight House District, located adjacent to Aces Ballpark in downtown Reno, will serve as a drop-off location for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada this holiday season, the entertainment complex announced Wednesday. Donations are being accepted now and will conclude on Friday. All canned and boxed food items will be accepted.
Gov. declares Identity Theft Awareness Week Dec. 6
CARSON CITY — In support of combating the crime of identity theft, Gov. Jim Gibbons has declared the week of Dec. 6 as Identity Theft Awareness Week in hopes that the strengthened efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement will help educate consumers and business help protect themselves from identity theft. During this week, law enforcement officials from throughout Nevada will have the opportunity to attend an advanced two-day course...