Nevada Briefly March 12 |

Nevada Briefly March 12

Free ESL tutor training workshop

Now’s the time to make a difference and be part of the solution through free English as a Second Language training.

The workshop will be from 2-4 p.m. March 27 at the Ron Wood Family Resource Center, 212 E. Winnie Lane.

Commitment is only

1-2 hours per week. Learn how to teach a person in the community who is eager to speak read, and write English. There are currently 83 tutors teaching basic English to 143 students on a one-to-one basis at no charge. More than 75 people in Washoe County, Dayton and Carson City are looking for a tutor to teach them English.

Instructional materials are provided at no charge. No experience or foreign language is necessary.

For more information, send an e-mail to pfphill or call Florence Phillips at 888-2021. Web site is

Wildlife biologist honored

Maureen Easton, a wildlife biologist on the Carson Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, was one of two employees recently recognized last month in Salt Lake City for her collaborative work with the Mule Deer Foundation and numerous other partners toward the conservation of mule deer.

The Mule Deer Foundation hosts an annual convention as part of the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo, and has previously awarded seven such honors. The other employee was Kathleen Johnson, a Wildlife Biologist on the Forest’s Ely Ranger District.

“With the loss of critical mule deer winter range from wildfires, urban development, and other disturbances, Maureen’s ongoing efforts to maintain the existing population has been outstanding,” said Rene Mabe, acting Carson District ranger.

Retirement party planned for Ed Glick

After 34 years with the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Ed Glick is retiring.

Glick came to the department in October 1976 when he was hired as nursery manager with Division of Forestry and relocated to Las Vegas. However, his experience made him an ideal candidate for the resource management officer for the Southern Region and logistics chief for the Sierra Front Overhead Management Team for fires and other emergencies while at NDF.

Glick returned home to Northern Nevada when he became the Stewart Camp supervisor.

In 1994, he decided to pursue a somewhat less hands-on position and became a Division of Environmental Protection roving supervisor in the bureaus of Air Pollution Control, Corrective Actions and Waste Management.

To celebrate Glick’s retirement, a potluck will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25 in the 4-South conference room of the Bryan Building.

For more information, call Diane Benson at 687-9461.