Northern Nevada Briefly May 20 |

Northern Nevada Briefly May 20

Save our Seniors

All non-profit rescue groups and the public are invited, without charge, to participate in a first-time event to increase community awareness about senior dogs and cats, some with special needs.

Save our Seniors, co-sponsored by WARF and Sugarland Ranch, will take place 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Sugarland Ranch, Inc., 3510 Matterhorn Blvd., Reno. The ranch is in Antelope Valley, behind Lemmon Valley in the North Valleys area of Reno.

SOS is a campaign to save more lives by finding loving homes for this special group of animals while enjoying a fun evening outdoor with music, food and vendors.

Non-profit groups interested in attending, local animal-related businesses interested in exhibiting, or anyone needing more information, leave a message at 800-713-7177 or 775-833-2319.

A site map is available online at

Special railroad program May 31

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will host Dr. Ted Kornweibel when he presents a fast-paced program on “Railroads in the African American Experience.”

The program will be at 4:30 p.m. May 31 at the Wabuska Depot. Museum admission is $5 for adults. Museum members and children younger than 18 are free.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is open Friday through Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call 687-6953.

Show will feature quilting expert

The Carson Valley Quilt Guild will hold a show, “Quilts Along the Pony Express Quilt Show,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12 and 13 at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road. Admission is $6. This summer at Carson High School the show will feature artist Carolyn Susac of Reno.

For more information visit the CVQG website at or call 309-0963.

Washoe to begin mosquito spraying

RENO (AP) – Washoe County health officials say programs to combat mosquitoes will be cut significantly this year because of budget reductions.

The health district says it plans 40 percent fewer aerial applications this season, which will begin on Thursday and continue through Sept. 2 when weather allows.

Areas targeted for treatment include wetlands in Washoe Valley, Rosewood Lakes, Bella Vista Ranch, the south meadows area, Stead, Lemmon Valley and Spanish Springs.

Health officials also urge people need to be more vigilante in protecting themselves from biting mosquitoes that can spread illness such as West Nile virus.

Residents should get rid of any freestanding water in their yards that may become mosquito breeding grounds. Wear long sleeves and pants in mosquito prone areas and use repellent.