Ski film to benefit Can Do MS

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Atlantis Casino Resort Spa will host a film screening of an exhilarating documentary about an elite group of skiers who scale the world’s highest mountain, and challenge its most dangerous slopes, Skiing Everest will screen in a limited theatrical benefit event on February 1, 2012 at 6:30PM. All proceeds will benefit the […]

Issues in separation-of-powers lawsuit are vital and not at all ‘moot’ says new brief filed by CJCL

NPRI NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — NPRI’s Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation has just filed an Opposition brief maintaining that Sen. Mo Denis’ resignation from his executive-branch job does not moot Pojunis v. State of Nevada, et al., because of several well-established exceptions to the “mootness doctrine.” A link to the full brief in […]

Jan. 10 County Commission highlights

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Here are some highlights from the County Commission’s Jan. 10 meeting: Resolutions and Proclamations. The County Commission extended a formal resolution of appreciation to the dozens of participating agencies which worked diligently to combat the Caughlin Fire, which started on Nov. 18 due to high winds and dry conditions. The commission […]

Washoe County Commission elects chairman and vice chairman for 2012

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE The new year brings a new chairman of the Washoe County Commission. At their first regularly scheduled meeting of 2012, Washoe County commissioners unanimously elected their chairman and vice-chairman for the 2012 year. Commissioner Bob Larkin, who represents District 4, was elected chairman. Chairman Larkin was first elected to the Washoe […]

Reno Chamber Orchestra and LivingSocial Special Offer

Two B-Level Tickets for the Price of One! RENO, Nev. – The Reno Chamber Orchestra is making a special offer through LivingSocial! At LivingSocial, you can get two B-level tickets for the price of one to any of our remaining 2011-12 season concerts. That’s two tickets (a $60 value) for just $30! But you only […]

Nearly 60 Northern Nevada students to be “featured artists” in new Renown Children’s Hospital project

RENO, Nev. – Nearly 300 students and 22 schools responded to a request to submit artwork for consideration for the walls of the new Children’s Hospital patient floor opening Feb. 6.  According to Turkey Stremmel, Renown Healing Arts advisor, “We were overwhelmed at the response.  It is great that so many kids from all around […]

Kate McGee joins KUNR as broadcast journalist

Kate McGee

KUNR NEWS RELEASE Kate McGee has joined 88.7 FM KUNR – Reno Public Radio – as a broadcast journalist, coming to northern Nevada from the East Coast. She recently graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx, N.Y., with a dual bachelor’s degree in American studies and history. She started her public radio career at Fordham’s […]

Rep. Amodei rejects congressional earmarks, says projects should go through regular budget process

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., said today he opposes the earmark process used to fund various projects around the country, advocating instead that state priorities for federal support go through a regular budget review. “The problem with earmarks, when you look at them, it’s symbolic largely, because it’s not that […]

Gov. Brian Sandoval questions $6 Million in legal fees to defend against freeway construction lawsuit

Carson City byass. / Photo courtesy of NDOT.

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: A legal firm retained by the state Department of Transportation to defend against a contractor dispute over construction of a section of the Carson City bypass has racked up $6 million in fees so far and the costs could still go higher. Gov. Brian Sandoval today expressed concern about […]

Prescribed fire operations move to West Shore

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews are scheduled to begin prescribed fire operations in Placer County tomorrow, Jan. 10, 2012.  Operations will take place at the end of Silver Tip Drive near Sunnyside.  The operation is small, approximately one-half an acre and will last one day. Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from […]

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