Sheriff’s office reports rash of bomb calls throughout region

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Consolidated Bomb Squad, comprised of law enforcement personnel from throughout the Truckee Meadows, wants to warn the public of the dangers of three types of artificially made bombs: dry ice, acid and alcohol. Within the past 2-3 weeks, these types of bombs have been located in several […]

Sheriff’s office IDs victim in Cold Springs homicide

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed with the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office that next of kin notification and a formal identification have been completed on the adult male decedent from Wednesday, August 1, 2012. The decedent was 46-year-old Glenn Earl Brenner of Reno, Nevada. The Medical Examiner’s Office determined Brenner’s […]

NRCS announces drought help for ranchers, farmers and wildlife

Bruce Petersen, Nevada state conservationist for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, has announced that financial assistance is available for agricultural producers impacted by the drought conditions the state is experiencing.  Ranchers and farmers should submit applications by Friday, Aug. 17 at their local USDA Service Center. “Nevada is one of the hardest hit states […]

Hummingbirds prepare to head south in late summer

MOANA NURSERY NEWS RELEASE Beginning in August, millions of hummingbirds will travel to Mexico and Central America as part of an instinctive migration pattern that they have followed for hundreds of years. For many, this trip includes a trans-gulf, non-stop flight that takes approximately 18 – 22 hours and covers 500 to 600 miles. For […]

OPINION: Sen. Horsford’s affirmative inaction tweets

SUBMITTED BY CHUCK MUTH A couple weeks ago, state Sen. Steven Horsford (D) – now running in Nevada’s new 4th congressional district – embarrassed himself in a televised interview in which the exasperated host asked the candidate multiple times if he would have voted for President Obama’s stimulus program had he been in Congress at […]

Heller gets national, local Chamber endorsement as Berkley touts her own business support

Sen. Dean Heller speaks in Sparks after being endorsed by the U.S. and Reno-area Chambers of Commerce with Tray Abney and Margaret Spellings looking on. Photo: Nevada News Bureau.

Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., showed up at a Sparks floral shop today to receive the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in his reelection bid against Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev. The national endorsement was made by former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, who said the choice was […]

Public-private-science partnerships crucial to saving Tahoe, say researchers

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UNR NEWS RELEASE Tahoe Summit brings agencies, elected officials, researchers and public together for 16th annual event When scientists, public agencies and elected officials come together Aug. 13 for the 16th annual Lake Tahoe Summit, they will again put the spotlight on what is important to protect the health of Lake Tahoe – both the […]

Whole Foods Sparks Farmers Market takes a break for Hot August Nights

Whole Foods Sparks Farmers Market

J. A. NUGGET NEWS RELEASE There will be no farmers market today because of Hot August Nights. The Whole Foods Sparks Farmers Market will return for two more weeks after Hot August Nights, on Aug. 16 and 23. John Ascuaga’s Nugget is one of the few family-owned casino resorts left in the country. Founded as […]