Region In Brief
Nevada Diabetes Association offers support meetings
RENO — The Nevada Diabetes Association (NDA) has two monthly support meetings. One is the Adult Diabetes Support Group (ADSG) and the other is the Diabetic Children and Family (DCAF) Support group. The meetings are held at the NDA office on 18 Stewart St. in Reno from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The ADSG meets every second Tuesday of the month. These meeting are here to educate and build a support network for diabetics, family and friends. Every month i...
Wilber D. May spring exhibit 'Creatures' opening
RENO — The Wilbur D. May Museum’s upcoming spring exhibit "Creatures" opens March 2 and will be at the museum through June 2. The exhibit is an all-ages exploration of things that were, things that are and things that could be. Visitors will come face-to-face with amazing full-size animatronics of wooly mammoths, saber-toothed tigers, dinosaurs and sea monsters. Audiences will also explore the fact and fiction surrounding creatures like Bigfoo...
Aly's Prom Closet opens today
RENO — Family Counseling Service’s Aly’s Prom Closet, a local program providing financially challenged high school students in the Truckee Meadows the resources to ensure they can attend their prom, will open its doors today in Shoppers Square Mall in Reno. This is the 12th season for Aly’s Prom Closet serving students in the Reno-Sparks area. In partnership with Shoppers Square Mall and other local service providers, Aly’s Prom Closet provide...
Saddle-trained horses available for adoption Saturday
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Nevada Department of Corrections are hosting the first of three annual saddle-trained horse adoption events in Carson City on Feb. 23 at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC), off Snyder Avenue on the south side of Carson City. Fifteen wild horses from ranges on BLM-administered public lands in Nevada, Idaho, Oregon and California will be ...
Nevada Prepaid Tuition deadline approaching
CARSON CITY — State Treasurer Kate Marshall announced Feb. 14 that the southern Nevada winner of the first annual Nevada Prepaid Tuition Contest in which one new contract purchaser is being awarded one full year at the university or two years at a community college will be announced at halftime during the Wednesday UNLV vs. Colorado State basketball game. The contest is being run in conjunction with the 2013 Nevada Prepaid Tuition open enrollm...
Weekend crash course for starting a new business
RENO — Reno will offer local entrepreneurs an opportunity to start a business in 54 hours in a room of designers, developers and enthusiasts during the inaugural Startup Weekend Reno Feb. 22-24. During the concept-to-launch crunch weekend, local CEO’s, founders and startup veterans will be on hand to provide insight and expertise on the fast-paced world of technology startups in order to motivate and educate Startup Weekend Reno participators....
Reed community garden takes root
Those interesting in sharing ideas, volunteering or donating materials are invited to attend a garden start-up information meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in Reed High School room 223.
Foster parents needed in region
Washoe County’s Department of Social Services will provide a Have a Heart Foster Care Workshop today for all individuals and couples interested in being an adoptive home.
Professional development courses offered at UNR
RENO — Professional development courses offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno provide university-quality educational opportunities to build your career and skills in a wide range of management and business topics, to keep on the leading edge of the latest trends and industry-specific issues, and to hone existing talents for career advancement. These noncredit courses may be taken independently and require no formal admi...
REMSA president steps down due to health reasons
RENO — The president of REMSA (Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority), Patrick Smith, has announced that he is stepping down from his position due to health issues. Jim Gubbels, REMSA’s Chief Administrative Officer and second in command at REMSA since 1995, has been named interim president by the non-profit organization’s board of directors. There were no other changes in the management, staff or direction of the organization. “After d...
School of Medicine offers free medical clinics in February
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for February are scheduled for the following dates: a general clinic will be held Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon, a pediatric clinic will be on Feb. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. and a women’s clinic will take place on Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon. Student Outreach Clinics are a free service providing much needed care for Washoe County’s medically uninsured population. Clinics...