Region In Brief
Project SAFE installs smoke alarms this weekend
Sparks Fire Department personnel and volunteers are visiting homes in Sparks on Saturday to install smoke alarms and give personalized fire safety education to residents. The Project SAFE program (Survive a Fire Emergency) will target 250 homes during the first year and expand outreach in future years.
Tonopah wild horse gathers completed
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tonopah Field Office successfully completed wild horse and burro gathers of the Reveille, Montezuma Peak and Paymaster herd management areas (HMAs) on Sept. 22.
Saint Mary’s Immunizations offer seasonal vaccine clinics
Saint Mary’s Immunizations is now offering a variety of flu shot clinics throughout the community, in addition to adult and children’s appointments at their main office. Saint Mary’s Immunization Clinic is located at 343 Elm St., Suite 203 and appointments can be made by calling 770-7100.
$245,519 grant to help area law enforcement
The Reno City Council accepted a $245,519 Justice Assistance Grant that will be shared by the Reno Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Sparks Police Department for law enforcement equipment and training.
Food Bank is charity of the month at the 775 Gastropub
Each month the 775 Gastropub at Meadowood Mall gives back to a chosen charity of the month. Throughout October, when a customer enjoys the famous 775 burger, the restaurant will make a donation to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to help the hungry in the region.
Earthquake lab to double in size
The University of Nevada, Reno has been awarded $12.2 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, administrators announced Wednesday.
Renown Health board member receives award
Leo Seevers, who is a Renown Health board member, was presented with the award for Trustee Excellence at the Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) annual Membership Meeting Awards Luncheon in September at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe.
Apprentice hunt application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has extended the application deadline for two upcoming junior pheasant hunts. Applicants now have until Monday to apply for two game bird heritage special apprentice hunts to be held Oct. 16 at Headwaters Honker Preserve in Plumas County.
Reno-area shooters go for national title
The 2010 Smith & Wesson USPSA National Handgun Championships will bring together the best shooters from across America, and the world, to fight for the title of national champion of practical shooting.
WM announces final dates for dumping event
Waste Management (WM) announced Monday that this weekend will be the final Residential Dump Days in 2010 at the WM transfer stations in Reno. The days for the final event of the year are Saturday and Sunday. In an effort to help residents with household clean-ups and curb illegal dumping, Waste Management will be offering reduced residential rates for municipal solid waste (MSW) at both transfer stations in Reno during the event. In addition, ...