Region In Brief
Shoshone singing, drumming, hand games at trail center
ELKO — From 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Native American singers and drummers will perform at the California Trail Interpretive Center. Songs, passed down through generations of the Shoshone or Newe people will be sung. Featured performers are Bryan Hudson, Lois Whitney, Jeremiah Jones and more. These Native American Artists will pass down their musical traditions to the Shoshone youth of Elko and Battle Mountain as well as for the enjoyment of the g...
County treasurer issues update on Incline tax refund
As the result of a challenge lodged this week in District Court by a group of Incline Village/Crystal Bay taxpayers concerning the applicability of a legislative change, the rate of interest to be paid on court-ordered property tax refunds is currently in dispute.
AmeriCorps supports rural communities
AmeriCorps members at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation and the Winnemucca Nevada Outdoor School positively impact education, public safety, health and the environment in rural Nevada.
Alliance for Victim’s Rights seeks award nominees
RENO — The Alliance for Victim’s Rights (AVR) will honor outstanding individuals and businesses who have contributed to the betterment of victims of crime in Northern Nevada through the 2012 “Bringing Respect and Honor to Victims” awards. AVR is looking for nominations in the following categories: Outstanding Community Member (Helping Hands Award) Outstanding Advocate (Essence of Advocacy Award) Outstanding Volunteer Advocate (Kind Heart Award...
Residents in long-term care facilities need advocates
RENO — The sate’s Aging and Disability Services Division has added a volunteer component to its Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Volunteers will serve as advocates for residents over the age of 60 living in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the number of baby boomers in Nevada who are 65 and older has increased since 2000 by 48 percent, compared to a 15 percent increase nationwide. With this in...
Volunteers saluted during AmeriCorps Week
RENO — Everyday AmeriCorps members are serving across the state of Nevada to make our communities safer, stronger and healthier. Join Gov. Brian Sandoval as he proclaims AmeriCorps week, March 10 through 18, as an opportune time for all Nevadans to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service getting the vital work done in communities across Nevada. “I decided to join AmeriCorps to give back to my community. It gives me not only the c...
Poker tournament to benefit Washoe Drive Fire victims
RENO — Pacific 5 is holding a Texas hold-em poker tournament at the Grand Sierra Resort Saturday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m. An entry fee of $70 is required with a $50 buy-in plus a $20 GSR sign-up fee. Entry fees are tax deductible. Prizes include $1,000 to $500 or a weekend getaway. Food, drinks and entertainment will be provided. 100 percent of the funds raised will be going to the victims who lost their homes in the Washoe Drive Fire. At the co...
STD leads county list of communicable diseases
RENO — The Washoe County Health District reported Tuesday that of the 64 communicable diseases reported by the district to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention every week, chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), leads the list. As of March 2, 276 laboratory confirmed cases of chlamydia have been reported in Washoe County since the beginning of the year. Health officials warn that even though symptoms of chlamydia are usually...
Elko BLM wraps up rehab work
ELKO — The Bureau of Land Management’s Elko District is wrapping up the first phase of emergency stabilization and rehabilitation work across the district. Weather conditions this winter have been ideal for BLM crews to complete nearly 100,000 acres of seeding treatments across the landscape aiding the recovery of areas burned during the 2011 wildfire season. The seeding treatments include both rangeland drills and aerial application. Nearly 5...
Nevada AG reminds about overdraft rules
CARSON CITY — As part of the 14th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is advising consumers to be aware of the rules issued by the Federal Reserve requiring banks to get a consumer consent, or “opt-in,” to pay overdraft fees for debit card single purchases and ATM overdrafts. “If consumers have previously opted in, they have the right to opt out at any time,” Masto said. “I encourage consume...
Candidates file for office
CARSON CITY — The secretary of state’s office reported Monday that numerous candidates filed to run for various offices in this year’s general election. • Russell Best filed as an Independent to run for Congressional District 2. • Nancy Price file as a Democrat to run for U.S. Senate. • Dean Heller filed as a Republican to run for U.S. Senate. • John Ellison filed as a Republican to run for Assembly District 33. • Janine Hansen filed as an Ind...
Sparks first to provide government programming on U-verse TV
SPARKS — The city of Sparks and AT&T Nevada announced Monday that the city’s local government access channel, Sparks Centennial Television (SCTV), is now available on AT&T U-verse TV Channel 99. Sparks is the first local government in Nevada to become part of the U-verse line-up. SCTV has been accessible through Charter Communications since 2001 and can currently be viewed on Charter channel 215. The combined television access through Charter ...