Nevada taxable sales show gains in August

Nevada News Bureau Staff: Nevada’s economy continued to show some signs of improvement in August, with taxable sales rising by 5.7 percent over August 2010, a report released today shows. The report from the Nevada Department of Taxation also shows a 5.2 percent increase in taxable sales in the first two months of fiscal year […]

ART BITE: Meet the Curator: Ann M. Wolfe on The Altered Landscape

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SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Friday October 28 / 12 noon Nevada Museum of Art Curator Ann M. Wolfe has spent two years preparing the exhibition of the Museum’s premiere photography collection, The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment. On Friday, meet Wolfe as she leads a gallery-based exploration of key works, artists and themes in […]

Businesses step up and raise funds to rehabilitate Downtown Reno

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SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Reno Riverwalk Merchants Association, a coalition of more than 45 businesses located along the Riverwalk in downtown Reno, has stepped up to lead the charge to repair, replace and beautify downtown. “Everybody benefits from a beautiful downtown river district,” said Matt Polley, Riverwalk Merchants Association President and owner of Java Jungle in […]

Reno businessman speaks out as new effort launched to fight excessive regulations

Reno businessman Raymond Pezonella says regulations are becoming an increasingly burdensome part of his business. / Photo: Nevada News Bureau.

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: Businessman Raymond Pezonella said today he knew the burden of complying with government regulations had hit a new level of absurdity after an all-day audit resulted in an $8.99 gas tax charge to his company because of a trip to California that his workers had failed to record. “This […]

Commissioners combine fire agencies

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE In a vote of 4 to 1 (Commissioner Jung dissenting), Washoe County Commissioners acting as the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and Sierra Fire Protection District today voted to administratively and operationally consolidate two fire agencies services under an interlocal agreement to keep nine fire […]

Today’s County Commission meeting highlights

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Below are highlights of some of the actions taken by the Board of Washoe County Commissioners at its Oct. 25 meeting. ARRA: The board accepted an update report on the status of the Washoe County American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. To date, Washoe County has received 22 ARRA grants […]

Sheriff’s Office to help residents get rid of old, unwanted and expired prescription drugs

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WCSO NEWS RELEASE On Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Residents can bring medications for disposal to: Save Mart Pharmacy at 9750 Pyramid Highway […]

County Purchasing receives annual Achievement in Procurement Award

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE The Washoe County Purchasing Office has received the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Purchasing Institute. The Achievement in Excellence in Procurement Award program is designed to measure and recognize organizational excellence in procurement, based upon innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership attributes of the agency’s purchasing function. […]

Holiday Tree permits go on sale in the Lake Tahoe Basin

  South Lake Tahoe, Calif. –The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will begin the sale of holiday tree permits on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.  Permits cost $10 each (cash or check only, no credit cards) with a limit of two permits per family, valid for cutting on or before Dec. 25, 2011.  […]

Young African entrepreneurs’ program to continue at Sierra Nevada College

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SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE (INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev.) – Sierra Nevada College served as host and education center for 6 African business people participating in a one-week leadership academy in early October. This exchange is an evolution from the Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEP) previously funded by a United States State Department and continues to build on the […]

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