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Gastroenterology Consultants announced the groundbreaking of its new facility at 1350 vista Lane on the grounds of the Carson Tahoe Medical Center campus will be at 5:15 p.m. Monday.

The 14,790-square-foot building will be about three times bigger than the current office and have both a medical clinic and endoscopy center. It was designed by HMC Architects and will be built by Shaheen-Beauchamp Builders.

The building is scheduled to be finished in fall 2009.

Gastroenterology Consultants specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive and liver disease. It has offices in the Reno, Carson City and Gardnerville area.

Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St., has introduced late-night hours. It will be open weekend nights until 1 a.m. to complement next door Caterpillars Hookah Lounge.

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Heritage Bank of Nevada, which has branches in Reno, Sparks and Carson City, continues to grow and remain safe and secure despite current economic conditions, according to a report from the bank. Heritage continues to report increased profitability and growth with its eighth year in a row of record profitability, and outstanding asset quality.

Reported income for the first nine months of 2008 is $3,713,000, which is an increase of 9.0 percent over the first nine months of 2007. Heritage Bank also reported total assets of over $332 million, a 7.8 percent growth over its first nine months of 2007 reported assets.

Storey County emergency response employees and equipment are now on station at the county’s new facility in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

These services moved to TRI because of the number of employees in the industrial complex and its fast growth rate. Previously any emergency required respondents to come all the way from Lockwood about 10 miles away from TRI.

Equipment moving into the new 30,000 square foot facility, named the Storey County McCarran Government Center, included a fire engine, ambulance, emergency services engine, water tender, mobile telephone trailer, a brush fire rig and soon a combination dump truck and snow plow. The emergency services engine is equipped to handle all types of emergencies from toxic spills to using the jaws-of-life to cut people out of vehicles involved in serious accidents.

Ken Dillon President of D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal announced that his company going to do its part to aid the environment by going green.

The business is offering green garden roofs. It has already finished one for Shred It of Sparks, taking a flat roof with a concrete slab and dividing it into two parts, one is a sitting area for employees and the other for a garden with specially engineered potting soil ranging from 6 inches to 24 inches. A landscaper followed up to shape the garden and plant shrubbery, grass and small trees.

The next step Dillon has taken is to launch a new division for the company, D & D Solar Solutions that will specialize in the installation of roof solar systems for power. Dillon said the company is also taking a close look at the company’s suppliers and will go with those that are also trying to go green, by using environmentally friendly chemicals and alternate green power supplies in the production of their products.

Gary A. Cardinal, Attorney at Law, has opened the Cardinal Law Office, accepting cases in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, family law, insurance law, general civil litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Cardinal formerly was in private practice with the Reno civil litigation firm of Erickson, Thorpe & Swainston, Ltd. from 1984 to 2008, serving as ;resident of the firm from 2000 to 2008.

He is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, the State Bar of California, the Washoe County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

The office is at 201 W. Liberty St., Suite 202, in Reno. The number there is 322-5305.

Events this week:


Ribbon cutting at NV 50. 5:15 p.m. at 10051 Highway 50 East in Mound House. The property is owned by Rock N Rodeo, of which Dennis Hof is president.


30th anniversary celebration for Lumos & Associates. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 800 E. College Parkway.


Halloween party at Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill in Carson City. 9 p.m. at 3530 N. Carson St. Tricycle races, costume contests and more. Call 825-4333 for more information or go to

Sunday, Nov. 1

Second annual Bloody Mary contest at the Feisty Goat Pub. Starts at 12 p.m. at 1881 E. Long St. The contest is open to all bartenders and amateurs. Contest forms have been sent to area bars and are available at the Feisty Goat. For more information, call 887-0202.

• To have your information included contact Dave Frank at or 881-1212.