State allocates funds for rural development

GOED NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – Nearly $2.2 million from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds have been allocated to 27 different rural projects, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced today. This year’s CDBG projects will benefit 119,172 Nevadans in 11 counties and 6 small incorporated cities, with much of the […]

Horsford supports federal health care act, Medicaid expansion in Nevada

Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, D-Las Vegas. / Nevada News Bureau file photo.

By the Nevada News Bureau LAS VEGAS — State senate Majority Leader and 4th Congressional District candidate Steven Horsford, D-North Las Vegas, said he supports the federal health care law that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in late June. Horsford, who is running in the new district that encompasses parts of North Las Vegas […]

Celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation: Enter Abraham Lincoln

SUBMITTED BY OUR STORY, INC. Much has been written about Abraham Lincoln’s log cabin origins, two decades of which shaped his world. His immediate family owned no slaves, but extended family did. Growing up in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, Lincolnʼs physical world included few slaves and freedman, so the question of one man owning another […]

University of Nevada, Reno archeologist to lead Virginia City hospital excavation

This garter clasp from Virginia City's Barbary Coast, circa 1880, emerged from an earlier University of Nevada, Reno field school in archeology. It is typical of the gender-related artifacts that point to a diverse, vibrant community in Virginia City at that time.

St. Mary Louise Hospital served mining community until the early 20th century The University of Nevada, Reno, in cooperation with the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office, is sending a team of archaeologists to excavate the site of one of Nevada’s most important early hospitals. St. Mary Louise Hospital in Virginia City opened in 1876 and […]

Miracle Treat Day set for July 26

 Dairy Queen (DQ) restaurants throughout northern Nevada will participate in the seventh annual Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, July 26. Throughout the day, $1 or more from every Blizzard treat sold at participating DQ stores will be donated in support of theChildren’s Miracle Network Hospital at Renown (CMNH). In addition, DQ will donate an extra $1 to […]

Lisa L. Cook named president of Safe Kids Washoe County

Lisa L. Cook. Image provided by KPS3.

SKWC NEWS RELEASE Lisa L. Cook, creative director for SWAG/Blue Moon, northern Nevada’s locally owned and operated premier printing, Web development and promotional items supplier, has been named the 2012-13 president of Safe Kids Washoe County. Safe Kids is a nonprofit organization made up of northern Nevada professionals dedicated to keeping children safe by preventing […]

Local, state, federal agencies share information in wake of Aurora tragedy

WCSO NEWS RELEASE Area law enforcement agencies (local, state and federal officials) are working together to place additional personnel out on patrol through the weekend, especially in the vicinity of the movie theaters as a precautionary measure to the tragic incident that occurred in Aurora, Colo.  Movie theater personnel have been in contact with law […]

Sheriff’s Forensic Science Division alerts public to new types of uncontrolled synthetic chemical substances

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Criminalists with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Division want to make the public aware that they are beginning to see new and different forms of uncontrolled manufactured chemical substances which are pushed as an alternative to illegal drugs. The Division recently received a sample of 25I-NBOMe. This substance is packaged […]

Moana Nursery to host High Desert Iris Society iris sale July 28 – 29

MOANA NURSERY NEWS RELEASE The High Desert Iris Society will hold its annual fundraising sale inside Moana Nursery, 1100 W. Moana Lane, July 28-29.  A great selection of unique and award-winning iris will be available for purchase. Iris society members will be on hand to answer questions about how to grow iris in our high desert climate […]