Region In Brief
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.
Planned Parenthood urges parents to talk sex
RENO — October is National Family Sexuality Education Month and Planned Parenthood Mar Monte urges parents to talk to their children and teens about sex — and remind themselves. A recent study by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion indicates that teens are using condoms better than the adults age 40 and older, but overall only one in three intercourse encounters use condoms among singles. “Parents are often waiting until long after their ki...
Wind energy project impact assessment due next year
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District Office-Sierra Front Field Office, in cooperation with Great Basin Wind LLC, anticipates beginning the environmental impact statement (EIS) process for proposed New Comstock Wind Energy Project during mid 2011. The proposed wind energy project, first proposed in 2008 and still considered in the scoping phase, would be located in the Virginia Range north of Carson City. Gr...
Get help with winterization
RENO/SPARKS — Two upcoming free workshops will help local residents prepare their irrigation systems for winter. Rail City Garden Center’s Green College will help locals put their pond and water features to bed at 11 a.m. on Saturday at 1720 Brierley Way. Water guru Justin Meckley will provide tips and techniques for properly putting water features and ponds to bed for the winter. Cost for the workshop is one can of food for the Food Bank of N...
Bowling event to help Special Olympics
RENO — A bowling event on Nov. 12 will support children and adults with special needs participating in Special Olympics Nevada programs. The Bowl for the Gold event at the National Bowling Stadium will take place on the eve of the two-day Northern Nevada Special Olympics Bowling Competition, also to be held at the stadium. The event starts with check-in at 5 p.m. Bowling starts at 6 p.m. The National Bowling Stadium is located at 300 N. Center...