Free help with taxes still available

Free tax assistance will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and on April 9 at several area locations. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare tax forms and provide assistance with individual questions and problems. A limited number of tax forms are available on site, which provide electronic filing (E-File).

Appointments are strongly advised for Saturday and required for April 9. Appointments can be made by calling the FISH office at 882-8448 during normal business hours, 138 E. Long St.

Other locations for assistance include the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 883-0703; Douglas County Library, 782-9841; Douglas County Senior Center, 783-6455; South Douglas County Sheriff's Substation (Topaz), 266-1028; and Lyon County Library, Yerington, 465-2369.


UNR hosts mining competition

Mackay School of Mines is hosting an intercollegiate mining competition with participating schools from Alaska, Australia, Colorado, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Texas and Utah at Rancho San Rafael Park from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The events include hand drilling, jack-leg drilling, track laying, hand mucking, surveying and tie sawing.

Carson City

Jester's Jog Family Fun Run is April 9

Now's that chance to try that 10K you've always wanted to do or walk a 2-miler with your child or friend. The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada is sponsoring its seventh annual Jester's Jog Family Fun Run on April 9. Sign-in is at 8 a.m. at the PiƱon Plaza Resort Casino, with the race beginning at 9 a.m.

Costs are $30 for ages 13 and over and $10 for ages 12 and under. Participants will also receive a T-shirt. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each category.

For information, call the Children's Museum at 884-2226 or stop by to pick up a registration form. All proceeds go to the museum, which does not receive any federal, state or local tax dollars to pay for operational expenses.

Honor society adds 16 members on Friday

Phi Theta Kappa is scheduled to induct 16 new members into its honor society at 5 p.m. Friday in Marlette Hall at Western Nevada Community College. The public is invited to attend.

PTK emphasizes the four hallmarks: leadership, scholarship, fellowship and community service and encourages its members to be actively involved in their college and community. To be eligible for membership, a student must complete a minimum of 12 hours of associate degree course work and generally earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher throughout his or her enrollment in the two-year college.

Alpine County

Alpine County Resource Advisory Committee to meet

The Alpine County Resource Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Friday at the Diamond Valley School near Woodfords. The committee will be discussing issues relevant to natural resources in Alpine County. The public is invited.

The Alpine County RAC is a committee of volunteers selected by the Secretary of Agriculture to advise the U.S. Forest Service on the use of monies allocated to the county through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. The congressionally mandated committee consists of 15 county residents representing a broad section of the community including outdoor recreation, environmental, mineral, education, cattle, elected officials and American Indian and other interests.

The Alpine County RAC is charged to decide how to spend the approximately $140,000 per year that comes to the county.

The funds must be used to benefit the national forests in the county and can be used for projects on adjacent private or other agency land as long as the work helps the ecosystem or watershed of the forest.

For information, call 882-2766.


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