Celebrate National Bird Feeding Month

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MOANA NURSERY NEWS RELEASE In 1993, Congress proclaimed February to be National Bird Feeding Month. More than 53 million North Americans currently participate in the hobby of backyard bird feeding, and this month offers a variety of activities for them to enjoy, including the Great Backyard Bird Count. The Great Backyard Bird Count, a joint […]

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 […]

Broader measure of unemployment shows some improvement in Nevada through December

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: A broader measure of Nevada’s unemployment picture, including those who have given up looking for work, showed some improvement through the end of 2011, a federal report released this week shows. The rate in Nevada dropped to 22.7 percent in the 12 months through Dec. 31, down from 23.3 […]

National Republican Party officials say Obama vulnerable in Nevada because of tough economy

2008 presidential election by county. / Image courtesy of Robert Horning via Wikimedia Commons.

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: A national Republican official said today Nevada’s economic landscape has changed dramatically since the state went for President Obama in 2008, and increasing GOP voter registrations in the battleground state are evidence of dissatisfaction with his administration. Rick Wiley, political director for the Republican National Committee, said in a […]

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 […]

Animal services fire rescue efforts rewarded with donations, home-made pies

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Several northern Nevada residents are expressing their appreciation for the efforts made by Washoe County Regional Animal Services during the recent Washoe Drive Fire through letters, donations and even a couple of home-made pies. Mark and Nancy Henker of Minden donated $500 in memory of Nancy’s mother Dora. According to Nancy, her […]

Noble honored by Washoe County Medical Society

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Larry M. Noble, M.D., F.A.C.C, chairman of the board of Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health, was honored by the Washoe County Medical Society (WCMS) with the C.H. Woods Award at the 2012 Annual Presidential Inaugural Dinner & Awards Ceremony, Saturday, Jan. 21. The WCMS instituted the C.H. Woods Award in […]

Reno Air Racing Foundation welcomes U.S. Bank Market President Jack Prescott to Board of Directors

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Foundation (RAFR) welcomes Jack Prescott, market president for U.S. Bank, as the most recent addition to the board of directors. In his new role, Prescott will assist the board in its promotion of aviation through a variety of programs focusing on literacy, math, science and […]

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