Free radon test kits available through Jan. 31

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UNCE NEWS RELEASE Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas present in many homes and buildings, yet few people know about the health risk or have tested their homes for it.  It is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates 21,000 Americans die each year from lung cancer caused […]

Winter driving conditions create increased need for properly installed child seats

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE As the temperatures drop and the snow begins to fall in the Truckee Meadows, roads become wet, icy and dangerous. Drivers with child passengers must pay particular close attention to the driving obstacles winter weather presents. Unfortunately, three out of four child car seats have been incorrectly installed, making it even more […]

Free medical services event for under-insured to be explained during meeting at Fernley City Hall

During the Feb. 8 meeting of the Northern Nevada Immunization Coalition at Fernley City Hall, Freida Carbery of Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey will describe the free medical services event for Lyon County area residents scheduled for spring 2012.

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE FERNLEY – Freida Carbery of Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey will be the guest speaker at the Northern Nevada Immunization Coalition’s meeting at Fernley City Hall at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 8. Carbery will explain the purpose and scope of the Medical Outreach Response Event for the Lyon, Storey and […]

BLM seeking comments on Tungsten Mountain Geothermal Exploration Project’s environmental assessment

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BLM NEWS RELEASE The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office, is seeking public comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Tungsten Mountain Geothermal Exploration Project proposed by Ormat Technologies Inc., in Edwards Creek Valley, Churchill County,  about 36 miles west of Austin, Nev.  The BLM will accept public comments on […]

BLM accepting comment on Mt. Hope Mine Project through March 1, 2012

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BLM NEWS RELEASE BATTLE MOUNTAIN — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held two public comment meetings in January, and will continue to accept written public comments on the Eureka Moly, LLC proposed Mt. Hope Mine Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) through March 1. The BLM is pleased to offer a public process to give […]

Prescribed fire operations continue in the Lake Tahoe Basin on Monday

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will continue prescribed fire operations in various locations around the Basin on Monday, January 30, 2012.  Operations may be carried out in Emerald Bay, Kingsbury Grade, Kings Beach, or the Bunker area of Tahoe City.  Locations and size of the operations will depend on conditions at each site.  Operations […]

BLM publishes notice of availability of the Hycroft Mine expansion draft Environmental Impact Statement

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WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office is seeking public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Hycroft Mine Expansion Project proposed in Humboldt and Pershing counties, Nev.  A 45-day comment period will be held, including three public meetings.  The public is invited to submit […]

Sandoval to head trade mission to Israel

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development today announced that Gov. Brian Sandoval will lead a Nevada trade mission to Israel in mid May. The Governor, who will travel with Nevada business and government representatives, has been invited to speak at the 18th International Agricultural Exhibition in Tel Aviv May […]

County commissioners update board appointments

WASHOE CO. NEWS RELEASE At their meeting yesterday, county commissioners made several changes to board appointments the commissioners hold as representatives of Washoe County. Commission Chairman Robert Larkin became a primary representative for the county on the Joint Fire Advisory Board with the city of Reno and became an alternate for the Truckee Meadows Flood […]

Governor Announces Additional Lending Opportunities for Small Businesses in Nevada

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(Carson City, Nev. – Jan. 25, 2012) – Gov. Brian Sandoval today announced $500,000 in new funding for the Nevada Microenterprise Initiative, aimed at expanding small-business entrepreneurship among low- and moderate-income people throughout Nevada. “Small businesses account for most of the businesses in Nevada and will help lead job growth moving forward,” Governor Sandoval said.  “This […]

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