Nevada dept. of health issues statement on processing of SNAP benefits

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CARSON CITY — The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) shares the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS) concern that applications for food assistance benefits for eligible low-income Nevadans are processed timely. Since 2009, the number of Nevadans served by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), has increased from approximately 175,000 recipients to […]

UPDATE: The event is canceled — Chefs host farm-to-fork market and demo Sept. 28, 2014

Dayton Elementary School garden result of many partnerships: The DES garden is one of five new school gardens in Lyon County, complete with a hoop house and drip irrigation. It was built by students and community members with donations and technical support from local businesses and organic farmers including Community Roots, Hungry Mother Organics, Silverado Ranch Supply of Yerington, Holley Family Farms  and Churchille Butte Organics and funding through Healthy Communities Coalition through USDA and Nevada State Health Division.  Photo by Wendy Madson.

UPDATE: Sept. 26, 2014: Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Glenn Hare Center, 350 Hunter Lake Dr. in Reno across from the Boys and Girls Club.  The hours are 11:00am until 4:00pm.  EVENT CANCELED — It’s a farmers market, it’s an ice carvings throw-down, it’s a learning event and it’s free to the public Sunday, […]

KNPB awarded community service grant

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KNPB has been awarded a $200,000 American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen community service grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help northern Nevada and parts of eastern California improve youth outcomes for all students from preschool through college and onto careers. The nation’s graduation rate is at 80 percent, yet significant graduation […]

Reno Police gearing up for 2014 Street Vibrations

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014, will kick off the 20th Street Vibrations Motorcycle Festival in Reno and Virginia City. With more than 50,000 motorcycle enthusiasts anticipated, the Reno Police Department wants to remind locals and visitors of Nevada motorcycle laws and rules associated with drinking alcohol at the event in Reno. In Nevada, anyone operating or […]

Airport directory and map designed to improve aviation travel

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CARSON CITY — A new Nevada Department of Transportation free airport directory and aviation map will provide a boost to Nevada aviation travel planning. The 169-page Nevada Airport Directory and Pilot’s Guide provides airport maps, as well as communication and contact information, for planning flights to Nevada’s 49 public-use airports. The state Aviation Map is […]

Police asking for help identifying suspect in stolen credit card case

Reno Credit Card Fraud Case

On August 31, 2014 Reno Police Officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Kauai Court in South Reno after a citizen located a found purse. Officers were able to locate the female who owed the purse who told Officers that it must have been taken from her residence the night before. Officers then located […]

Reno Bites celebrates Reno’s food culture Oct. 13-19

Reno Bites Week.

The third Reno Bites, a week-long, citywide festival, celebrates the diversity and innovation of Reno’s restaurant and foodie culture. All week, an array of more than 25 locally owned restaurants—including Beaujolais Bistro, Bistro 7, Campo, Mari Chuy’s Mexican Kitchen, Homage Bakery and Wild River Grille, among others—will offer prix fixe menus, special items and price […]

Historian Ron James to present Virginia City history at Dangberg Ranch

Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden has been named a "Nevada Treasure" for the Reno-Tahoe Territory in the Discover Your Nevada contest.

MINDEN — Ron James will discuss his new book, A Short History of Virginia City, in a free presentation at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, on Saturday, September 27, at 10:00 am. A Short History of Virginia City describes how the town, founded in 1859, quickly became famous for its extraordinary prosperity. Over the […]

Wine Walk underage alcohol compliance operation results in 80% pass rate

Wine Walk at the Riverwalk District

RPD NEWS — Members of the Regional Street Enforcement Team (SET) conducted an underage compliance operation during this weekend’s River Walk District’s Wine Walk. The operation was funded with federal grant funds secured by our partner; Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN). Earlier this month, JTNN and Quest Counseling provided free alcohol server training and Alcohol […]

King Fire closure update

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PLACERVILLE, Calif. — The King Fire area closure was effect in the Eldorado National Forest beginning September 17.  This updated Forest Order amends the boundary beginning September 20, announced Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree.  The following acts are prohibited within the Eldorado National Forest King Fire area, as shown on the fire closure map, until the closure […]

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