University/NSBDC offer workshops on funding for innovative small businesses

UNR NEWS RELEASE Companies pursuing innovative technologies received a gift at the end of the year when Congress reauthorized the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs for six years. The two programs provide $2.5 billion a year for small, high-technology companies. This month, the Nevada Small Business Development Center and the […]

OPINION: Time for Heller to put Nevada before oil company profits

NCL NEWS RELEASE Big Oil continues to solidify its position as the most profitable companies in the history of the world while politicians, including Nevada’s Senator Dean Heller, send billions in taxpayer dollars to the industry. Exxon Mobil announced this week that it made more than $41 billion in profits last year, a hefty 35 […]

BLM announces three selections for National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

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BLM NEWS RELEASE The Bureau of Land Management announced today that it has made selections for three positions on the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.  The BLM has chosen Callie Hendrickson of Grand Junction, Colorado, as a new appointee for the category of General Public; June C. Sewing of Cedar City, Utah, as […]

Applications being accepted for public safety dispatcher

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE The City of Reno is accepting applications for Public Safety Dispatcher in Emergency Communications (ECOMM). The closing date for accepting applications is Friday, February 24, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. ECOMM provides the point of contact for the citizens of Reno and Washoe County when an emergency strikes. They provide dispatch services for […]

Forest Service resumes prescribed fire operations on Monday, Feb 6

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will resume prescribed fire operations in several locations around the Lake Tahoe Basin on Monday, February 6, 2012.  Operations may take place north of Emerald Bay, Kingsbury Grade near North Benjamin, the Kings Beach area and the Elizabeth Rd. area of McKinney Bay near Homewood.  Locations and size of […]

Reno Citizens Institute registration underway

CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE Residents of Reno, Sparks and Washoe County are encouraged to register now for the spring session of the award-winning Reno Citizens Institute (RCI) program provided by the city of Reno. Participants meet with elected officials, department directors and city staff to gain an understanding of the city’s structure, processes and […]

Health reform law saves $2.1 billion for 3.6 million Americans with Medicare

HHS NEWS RELEASE 3.6 million people with Medicare saved $2.1 billion on their prescription drugs in 2011 thanks to the Affordable Care Act, according to data issued this week by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Savings for people with Medicare will increase over time. According to today’s new report from HHS, the […]

Nevada chosen for federal cyber security training program

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – Governor Brian Sandoval this week announced Nevada’s selection by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for this year’s Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM) program implementation for two of Nevada’s communities. The DHS program assists communities in assessing their cyber security awareness and preparing for cyber security […]

Volunteers needed for Public Guardian Companion Program

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE If you are interested in the well-being of elders in the community, the Washoe County Companion Volunteer program could be a perfect fit for you. Just a few hours of commitment a week, from one volunteer, can greatly improve the quality of life of a person living with dementia. No specialized […]

BLM concludes wild horse gathers

BLM NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District concluded the Flanigan, Dogskin Mountain, and Granite Peak Herd Management Areas (HMA) Wild Horse Gather on Fri., Jan. 27.  The preliminary numbers of animals gathered are 308 excess wild horses. Of those gathered 58 animals were released back to the […]

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