Local libraries remain open on Easter


WASHOE COUNTY NEVADA NEWS RELEASE – The Downtown Reno and the Spanish Springs libraries will be open during regular business hours on Easter Sunday, March 31.

Nevada Arts Council set for Arts@theHeart gathering April 22-23 in Reno

Artists and community leaders gather at Arts@theHeart in 2012.

Animation is an art. Democracy is something entirely different. When you put the two together, you get a toolbox for delivering the country’s communities, large and small, from a place in time that has devastated them. Communities are beginning to reinvent themselves as they emerge from the recession, crafting a future that comes from collaborations […]

Ryan Sheltra named vice chairman of the Nevada Commission on Tourism

Ryan Sheltra has been named vice chairman for the Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Members of the Nevada Commission on Tourism unanimously voted for Commissioner Ryan Sheltra to be named vice chairman of the commission, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced today. The commission began its March meeting with the vote, and Sheltra was quickly named to the open vice chair position. He has served on […]

Grand Sierra Resort offers a full schedule of events and entertainment in April

Grand Sierra Resort regularly welcomes performers, comedians, production shows and more to its Grand Theatre, featuring the country’s largest indoor stage, and the 45,000-square-foot Summit Pavilion. This month, GSR welcomes back Las Vegas headliner Anthony Cools and local talent of “The Voice” fame, Whitney Myer. For show tickets, call 1-800-648-3568 or visit www.grandsierraresort.com. Anthony Cools: […]

Sculpture of Chris Bauder featured in Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery in Carson City

Chris Bauder, Pocket, latex paint stretched over form and wood, 2011

CARSON CITY — Latex paint and pillow stuffing are just some of the materials Chris Bauder uses to dip, drip, pour, peel, stretch, stuff and mold to create the colorful plastic environments seen in his exhibit “Soft Switches.”  The work is featured at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS gallery April 1 to May 24. The […]

Bike to Work Week rides again — May 11-17


Each spring the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance plans Bike to Work Week to promote cycling in the Truckee Meadows. This year the event is May 11-17. Participants are encouraged to register online for free at www.bikenevada.org and ride their bikes to work and school during the week. Businesses can also register in the Commuter Challenge, […]

Carson Valley Inn in Minden offers April dining specials at its three restaurants

MINDEN — April dining at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden includes a variety of dinner entrées and sunset specials at CV Steak; breakfast, lunch and dinner value specials and 24-hour convenience at Katie’s; and quick-stop fare at Job’s Perk. CV Steak is open from 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday, and features a selection […]

Governor Bob Miller to sign his “Son of a Gambling Man” at Barnes & Noble


SON OF A GAMBLING MAN NEWS RELEASE – When Bob Miller arrived in Las Vegas as a boy, it was a small, dusty city, a far cry from the glamorous, exciting place it is today. Driving the family car was his father Ross Miller, a tough guy—though a good family man—who had operated on both sides of […]

The Discovery to host “The Discovery After Dark” A night at the museum exclusively for middle school students

DISCOVERY MUSEUM NEWS RELEASE – On Friday, March 29, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) will open its door after hours for ‘The Discovery After Dark’, a special event exclusively for students in 7th and 8th grade. The Discovery After Dark will feature hands-on science experiments […]

Nevada Arts Council’s quarterly Jackpot Grants support the work of artists


Ten Nevada artists and one cultural institution have been awarded a total of $9,796 in fiscal year 2013 Fourth Quarter Jackpot Grants by the Nevada Arts Council. Jackpot grants are designed to support arts and education projects initiated by artists, schools, nonprofit organizations and public institutions. These projects are usually “sudden opportunity events” or applications […]