Northern Nevada Briefly
Carson City Photo club to meet
Carson City photo club will meet 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2805 Mountain St. Bring a 5″ x 7″ photo with a Valentine’s Day or President’s Day theme to share with the group. Bring your camera if you would like. For information, call 720-2549.
Airstream club to host luncheon
The Sierra Nevada Unit of the WBCCI Airstream Owners Club will host a member luncheon 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 21 at El Charro Avitia, 4389 S. Carson St. Cost is $15 per person. Guests of members as well as all current and potential Airstream owners welcome. For information, visit sierranevadaairstreams.org/snu/index.html or e-mail email@example.com or call 972-5011.
Scholarships offered to students
Application forms for the Alyce McCracken Memorial Scholarships, sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors, are available at local high schools in the counseling offices or directly from SNRA. Scholarships are offered to high school seniors in Carson City, Douglas County, Churchill County and Lyon County (except for Fernley, which is part of the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors). Completed applications are due by March 13. For information, call 885-7200.
AARP to give free tax preparations
AARP will offer free tax preparation for seniors. Taxpayers wanting their taxes prepared and electronically filed for free do not have to be AARP members or any specific minimum age. Now through April 15 representatives will be at the Silver Springs Senior Center, 2795 Fort Churchill Road, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday. Appointments are required. For an appointment and information, call 577-5014 or 577-0925.
Donations needed for dog park
The Dayton Valley Dog Park Committee has opened an account for donations at the Greater Nevada Credit Union branch. Funds donated will be used for the cost of grading the land, purchasing fencing and gates, labor costs and other costs necessary to build the dog park. Visit any Greater Nevada Credit Union and ask for the “Dayton Valley Dog Park” account. The account number is 896810. For information, call 246-7909 or 246-3064.
Library closed for Presidents Day
The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will be closed Monday, Feb. 16 in observance of Presidents Day. The library will resume its regular schedule 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17. For information, visit douglas.lib.nv.us or call 782-9841.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).