Service learning ‘mini’ conference to be held at University of Nevada

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE The University of Nevada, Reno campus community, community partners and the general public are invited to join the Nevada conversation on service-learning and community engagement, during the University’s first Service Learning “Mini” Conference, to be held Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in the Harry Reid Engineering Lab, Room 109/110 on […]

National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month. This year’s national theme is: “Health Equity Can’t Wait. Act Now in Your CommUNITY!” Dr. Tracey D. Green, State Health Officer states, “Access to health care is of concern to all Nevadans. Given our state’s demographics, health equity is an emerging issue. As the State Health Officer, I am reaching […]

D&D Roofing and Sheet Metal hires new company controller

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D&D NEWS RELEASE Ken Dillon, president of D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal, has announced that Barbara Ries has been hired to be the company’s new controller. “I know that with Barbara’s extensive accounting experience she is perfectly suited for the demanding and challenging tasks of her new position. I am confident that she […]

Nevada’s jobless rate shrinks again in February but news not all good

(Source: Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.)

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: Nevada’s unemployment rate fell four-tenths of a percentage point in February to a seasonally adjusted 12.3 percent, but the news is not all positive, a state agency reported today. Bill Anderson, chief economist with the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), said an argument can be made […]

Residents urged to be ‘Bear Aware’

As spring slowly arrives in the Sierra Nevada and the promise of another ‘nuisance’ bear season arrives, the Nevada Department of Wildlife is urging western Nevada residents to be ‘Bear Aware’. “Living in bear country requires that residents take extra precautions and be ‘Bear Aware’,” Governor Brian Sandoval said.  “At this time of year we […]

Joint meeting to be held at Washoe County chambers

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE What: Joint meeting among the city of Reno, city of Sparks, Washoe County School District and Washoe County commissioners, also sitting as the Board of Fire Commissioners for Truckee Meadows and Sierra Fire Protection Districts When: Monday, April 2, at 8:30 a.m. The meeting can be viewed live on WCTV on […]

Prime Healthcare Services enters agreement to acquire Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno from Dignity Health

Prime Healthcare Services announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, located in Reno, Nevada, from Dignity Health (formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West). The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of June 2012. Saint Mary’s is a 380-bed acute-care hospital offering a […]

Sale of Saint Mary’s preserves access to care, jobs in Reno

Buyer to invest $20 million over three years, will offer employment to substantially all employees, and assume all health plan contracts. Dignity Health today signed an asset purchase agreement with Prime Healthcare Services for the sale of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. The sale ensures that the hospital will remain open, offering all current acute […]

NRCS announces partnership to help endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and Greater Sage-Grouse

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NRCS NEWS RELEASE Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar have announced a new $33 million partnership with agricultural producers and Tribes to use innovative approaches to restore and protect wildlife habitat for two at-risk species found in Nevada. The endangered southwestern willow flycatcher is a small bird that resides along riparian areas […]

Appeal to songbirds with a “birdscaped” yard

MOANA NURSERY NEWS RELEASE Making yards more attractive to birds is called “birdscaping,” and it centers on offering a combination of food, shelter, water and places where birds can safely raise their young. “Attracting a variety of birds requires offering a variety of foods,” explains Jacque Lowery, manager of Moana Nursery’s Wild Birds Unlimited stores. […]