Region In Brief
Cutthroat challenge this weekend at Pyramid Lake
NIXON, Nev. — The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe will hold the second annual Pyramid Lake $50,000 Cutthroat Challenge on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend also marks the opening weekend of fishing season at Pyramid Lake and offers families and fisherman a chance to break into the fall season. The tribe invites fisherman of all ages and skill levels to register to compete for $50,000 in prize money. A total of 25 cutthroat trout will be tagged, with...
4-H to conduct carbon footprint experiment
RENO — Youth across Nevada will join hundreds of thousands of young people around the country Wednesday in simultaneously conducting an experiment to learn how heightened levels of carbon dioxide can affect water quality and climate change. The event is part of 4-H National Youth Science Day, a three-year-old program that works to spark an interest among youth in science and science careers. More than 5 million youth across the U.S. participat...
Nevada Guard retirees day
The longtime military service and dedication of recently retired Nevada Army Guard soldiers will be recognized Nov. 7 in Carson City during the annual Retiree Appreciation Day.
One man’s experience in Afghanistan
SPARKS — Today at 6 p.m. Bob Stapp presents a “behind the headlines” perspective on Afghanistan: the country, the people, the “hidden” history and political situation and what the future might hold. Stapp has been working with Afghan organizations on leadership and management issues since early 2008 and is deeply committed to the betterment of economic conditions of Afghanistan. “If our source of information on Afghanistan is the traditional n...
Local events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Oct.
RENO — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the local kick-off event is the 12th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday at the new race site and local presenting sponsor, Boomtown Casino and Hotel. In-person registration for the walk is available from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday or 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Boomtown ballroom. Everyone who takes advantage of early registration or pa...
Meeting about Pyramid/McCarran postponed
RENO — The bimonthly public information meeting about the proposed improvements to the Pyramid Way and McCarran Boulevard intersection has been postponed. The meeting, held in the Bonanza Room at John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks, was set for Wednesday and is expected to be rescheduled for late October. For complete RTC information, go to http://rtcwashoe.com to sign up for free e-mail updates using MyRTC or call 348-0400.
Girl Scouts honor local women of distinction
RENO — Do you remember the role model in your life that inspired you to reach great heights? On Oct. 14, the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada will honor four local women of distinction who are outstanding role models for girls today. This year, the eighth annual Celebrating Women in Leadership event brings the community together to recognize the achievements of University of Nevada, Reno’s women’s basketball head coach Jane Albright, president...
Mining summit rescheduled
ELKO — The fifth annual National Summit of Mining Communities (NSMC), originally scheduled for Oct. 5 through 7 in Elko has been rescheduled for April 4 through 7, 2011. The focus of the conference remains economic diversification and sustainability for resource-based communities and will offer attendees opportunities to examine the social and environmental responsibilities and challenges that today’s resource-based communities face. Headline ...
UNR students compete with UNLV for most blood donations
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack football team may be challenging the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels on the football field in Las Vegas this year, but that doesn’t mean Reno is without action. Reno’s Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) is planning a friendly blood drive competition with the students and alumni at UNLV to benefit the United Blood Services. The drive will begin today and run until Friday...
Screening party for baseball documentary
RENO — Public television station KNPB Channel 5 will hold a screening party today for the documentary “The Tenth Inning” from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bugsy’s Sports Bar & Grill at the Freight House District next to Reno Aces Stadium, 250 Evans Ave. The four-hour documentary is the continuation of filmmaker Ken Burns’ 1994 series “Baseball” and will broadcast in two parts, on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. “The Tenth Inning” mini-series tells t...
Terrible’s Rail City donates to local veterans
SPARKS — Terrible’s Rail City donated $1,000 to the Veterans Guest House on Locust Street in Reno on Thursday. Rail City held a promotion on Sept. 11 in which players earned points in order to receive a “Never Forget” memorial T-shirt. For every T-shirt earned by players, Rail City donated $5 to the Veterans Guest House. “It is my pleasure and an honor to be able to help the Veterans Guest House,” Terrible’s general manager Barry Phillips said...
Chefs help March of Dimes
RENO — Satisfy that culinary craving during the March of Dimes’11th annual Signature Chefs of Northern Nevada event, Oct. 8 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Join 10 of the finest chefs in the region as each prepares signature dishes for sampling during this annual wine dinner and auction at Harrah’s Reno Hotel Casino. Tables and individual tickets are now available for $1,000 or $100, respectively. Known as one of the “best eating events in northern Nevad...
State receives federal public health grants
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nevada has been selected to receive $302,000 under the federal Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund grants to support state and community efforts to fight obesity, increase HIV testing, promote tobacco quit lines, expand mental health and substance abuse programs and track, monitor and respond to disease outbreaks U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday announced ...