Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada is opening nominations to northern Nevada’s top female leaders to be honored at the 11th annual TRIUMPHANT: Celebrating Women In Leadership Awards Ceremony Nov. 21 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.
Five women will be honored, one in each of the five categories that represent the five focus areas of Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada: healthy living; financial literacy; STEM – science, technology, engineering and math; environmental leadership and responsibility and community service.
Volunteers sought for Airport Authority
The Carson City Board of Supervisors seeks volunteers to fill fixed base operator, citizen at large and manufacturer positions for the Carson City Airport Authority, which oversees all matters pertaining to the Carson City Airport. Each term expires Oct. 1, 2017.
Applicants must be willing to serve approximately 10-16 hours a month. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month in the Sierra Room at the Carson City Community Center.
Applications are available at the Carson City Executive Offices, 201 N. Carson St., Suite 2 and will be accepted until Aug. 30. For more information, call 775-887-2100 or go to www.carson.org/volunteer.
Constitutional study group meets July 11
A study group to review the Second Amendment and Constitutional money will be at 6 p.m. July 11 at A to Zen Thrift and gift, 1801 N. Carson St.
The session will be the first of a series of meetings to discuss constitutional topics. Reservations are suggested. The cost is $5 per person at the door. A $3 gift certificate will be issued redeemable at A to Zen Gifts.
Democratic Women’s Club to meet July 13
The Carson City Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. July 13 at Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant, 2811 S. Carson St. Attendees are asked to arrive from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. to order lunch.
There will not be a featured speaker. Results of a phone survey of members will be presented for discussion and action.
For more information, call 775-841-3367.
Free canoe trips set in Fallon
Canoe trips are set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 20; Aug. 3; Aug. 10 and Aug. 17 at the Lahontan Dam River Camp, 16799 Lahontan Dam Road in Fallon.
The route is relatively flat and great for beginners. It begins at Lahontan Dam along the Carson River and runs to the Irrigation Diversion Dam. Canoes, paddles and life jackets will be provided, but participants are asked to bring sun block and drinking water.
The canoe trips are free. There is a $7 entrance fee per vehicle, and a $2 discount is available for Nevada residents. The camp is accessible from Highway 50 by turning south on Lahontan Dam Road. Continue on Lahontan Dam Road, past the bridge, and stay on the paved road to the main entrance of the park.
Space is limited, and reservations can be made by calling 775-577-2226.
Event set to review veterans benefits
The Nevada Office of Veterans Services Veterans Outreach “ROVER” Program will be available to review veterans services and benefits for veterans 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 30 at the Douglas county Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane in Gardnerville.
Scheduled appointments are suggested. Veterans are asked to bring a copy of DD-214 discharge document or current VA paperwork. If claims involve dependents, veterans are asked to bring marriage or birth certificates and Social Security numbers of dependents.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 775-688-1653, ext. 6 or 775-321-4880.
Carson residents honored for editing
“The Gold Rush Letters of E. Allen Grosh and Hosea B. Grosh,” edited by Carson City residents Ronald M. James and Robert E. Stewart, has been selected for a 2013 Award of Merit for Leadership in History by the American Association for State and Local History. The piece was also given an award of special recognition for its contribution to mining history as primary source material by the Mining History Association at its meeting on June 7. The awards are the nation’s most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. The award will be presented at the 2013 American Association for State and local History annual meeting Sept. 20 in Birmingham, Ala.
For more information, go to http://www.aaslh.org.
Preservation grant recipients announced
The State Historic Preservation Office will distribute more than $180,000 to government agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout the state to support historic building rehabilitation or restoration, public education, surveys, planning, and National Register nominations.
This year’s grant recipients include the cities of Carson, Fallon, Henderson, Reno, and Las Vegas, the Nevada Rock Art Foundation, the Nevada State Museum, Storey County, the Comstock Cemetery Foundation, the Nevada Indian Commission, Nevada State Parks and the Duckwater Shoshone. Projects range from the development of historic preservation plans to the restoration and stabilization of significant Nevada resources.
Applications for grants in 2014 will be available in October and will be accepted through Dec. 6. For more information about the projects, go to www.nvshpo.org.