Curious What Lies Beneath? So Are We!

Brien Park, Nevada NRCS soil scientist, describes a soil profile for the soil survey.

Reno, Nev.— The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has finished unearthing what kinds of soil lie beneath the surface of a portion of central and central eastern Nevada and has made the findings available to the public, who can use it for a variety of planning reasons.  Titled:  Humboldt National Forest, […]

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 […]

Summer “Farm to School” at Boys and Girls Club in Dayton

PHOTO BY JOSHUA MAY. Pictured here, farmer Rebekah May on her farm in Stagecoach.

DAYTON — This summer, 80 kids attending the Boys and Girls Club found out that kale and fish taste quite good. Farmer Rebekah May, who is also a certified Community Health Advocate with Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey counties, showed the youth how to create dishes from scratch using fresh local produce, herbs and […]

New chaplain at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School

Father Richard Kayizzi celebrates a Welcome Back Mass with students on Aug. 15, 2014

Father Richard Kayizzi, a native of Uganda who was recently with Diocese of Los Angeles, is the new chaplain of Bishop Manogue Catholic High School. Father Richard did his seminary training in both Uganda and at St. John’s seminary in Camarillo, Calif. He returned to Uganda to be ordained in his home diocese of Kampala, […]

Education advocate to present at WIN meeting Sept. 27, 2014

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“Welcome to the Great Conversation: Building Public Support for Public Schools One Community at a Time” presented by Jamie Vollmer, president of Vollmer, Inc., will be the keynote presentation at this month’s WIN breakfast meeting. WIN will be held Friday, Sept. 26 at 7 a.m. in the Capri Ballroom at the Peppermill Resort and Casino. […]

Learn and have fun at the annual University of Nevada, Reno interactive Field Day

The public is invited to attend the 2014 Field Day held Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Main Station Field Lab.

The public is invited to register for the free interactive and family-friendly Field Day event at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Main Station Field Lab. It provides an opportunity to learn about the University’s outreach programs and resources as well as their current research. Registration is required prior to attending the event. Field Day is […]

Cooperative Extension offers workshops on making trees more drought resilient

All workshops are free and open to TMWA customers. Space is limited and RSVPs are required. RSVP to conservation@tmwa.com or call 834-8005.

Prolonged drought can have severe and long-lasting effects on trees. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Division of Forestry, will present workshops, “Trees and Drought: An Arborist Series,” Sept. 26, 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sept. 27, 8:15 a.m. to noon. Classes will provide information on current threats to our […]

September 19: “Thrive Conference” an impressive community-building event

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The first annual “Thrive Conference” is September 19, in Silver Springs. It’s a merging of the annual Northwestern Nevada Food Systems Summit and the Nevada Social Justice Institute. “Thrive” showcases the impressive community-building work happening in the Lyon County region, and also provides opportunities to connect and network. The event is from 9 a.m. to […]

Adjuncts Rising Part 4: How northern Nevada institutions tackle the issue of part-time faculty

Adjuncts Rising: UNR Morril Hall. Photo: Bob Conrad.

Adjuncts Rising is an investigative series that looks at how northern Nevada public higher education institutions have addressed the issue of using part-time faculty to satisfy teaching responsibilities. ThisisReno.com reporter intern Chris Vega examines the life of an adjunct, how adjunct faculty fit into the larger role of a higher-education institution and he compares local institutions […]

Adjuncts Rising, Part 3: How northern Nevada institutions tackle the issue of part-time faculty

Adjuncts Rising: UNR Morril Hall. Photo: Bob Conrad.

Adjuncts Rising is an investigative series that looks at how northern Nevada public higher education institutions have addressed the issue of using part-time faculty to satisfy teaching responsibilities. ThisisReno.com reporter intern Chris Vega examines the life of an adjunct, how adjunct faculty fit into the larger role of a higher-education institution and he compares local institutions […]

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