Assistance available for seniors and the disabled to help pay for prescriptions

DHHS NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — The Nevada Senior Rx and Disability Rx program, which helps members with the cost of their prescription drugs, is accepting applications from low-income Seniors and individuals with disabilities. To be eligible individuals must: Be age 18-61 with a verifiable disability or age 62 or older. Meet income limits of […]

Interim lawmaker panel OKs drafting resolution to provide for study of Legislature, including pay, annual sessions

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau CARSON CITY – A legislative panel today voted to seek a resolution in the 2013 session to authorize the creation of a public commission to study the operation of the Legislature and make recommendations on issues ranging from lawmaker pay to moving to annual sessions. The Legislative Commission’s Committee […]

Railroad Museum offers volunteer opportunities

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TRAVEL NEVADA NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY–Anyone with a knack for customer service, sales or conversation can find an outlet for fun at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.  The Carson City treasure is looking for new volunteers who are willing to spend at least one four-hour shift per month helping staff and museum visitors. Volunteers are […]

Fire crews extinguish 48-acre fire ignited by firearms in Palomino Valley

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Fire agencies contained a 48-acre blaze in the Palomino area today at 1:45 p.m. Ignited by discharge of a firearm, the fire started around 10 a.m. this morning and consumed 38 acres of private land and 11 acres of public land. The fire started near 14755 Pyramid Way and quickly spread […]

Hindu mantras open Douglas County Commissioners meeting for first time

Just before the Douglas County Board of Commissioners historic Hindu invocation, from left to right, are— Commissioner Doug N. Johnson, Board Chair Lee Bonner, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, Board Vice Chair Nancy McDermid, Commissioner Michael A. Olson and Commissioner Greg Lynn. Image provided by Rajan Zed.

RAJAN ZED NEWS RELEASE The Douglas County Board of Commissioners began its meeting at Lake Tahoe (Stateline, Nevada) with a Hindu invocation on yesterday for the first time since its 1861 formation, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Reno-based Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the opening prayer from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the County […]

Nevada’s unemployment rate jumps in July even as jobs are added

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau CARSON CITY – After hitting a three-year low in May and June, Nevada’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped four-tenths of a percentage point in July to 12 percent, the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported today. The continued high jobless rate, tops in the nation for yet another […]

Governor Sandoval announces chief of staff

Governor Brian Sandoval today announced Gerald Gardner has been named chief of staff to the Governor, effective September 5, 2012.  Gardner takes over for Heidi Gansert who has served as the Governor’s chief of staff for the past twenty months. “I have known Gerald since he served as my Las Vegas regional chief when I […]

State board rejects proposal to seek state funding to subsidize Nevada’s health insurance exchange

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau CARSON CITY – A board overseeing the creation of the state’s health insurance exchange opted today not to seek general fund support to subsidize the fees charged to participants in the program. The Finance and Sustainability Advisory Subcommittee of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange Board had proposed subsidizing […]

Most county libraries to be closed for staff development until 2 p.m. Aug. 30

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Most Washoe County Library locations will be open at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, due to a staff development day. There are three exceptions: the Senior Center Library and Verdi Community Library will be closed the entire day, and the Duncan-Traner Library will open at its normal time of 3 […]

Sandoval’s Chief of Staff Heidi Gansert resigns

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – Governor Brian Sandoval’s Chief of Staff Heidi Gansert today made the following statement, announcing her resignation: “After weeks of discussion with my family and subsequently with Governor Sandoval, I have decided this is the right time for me to step down as Governor Sandoval’s chief of staff.  As […]