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Carson City

Grant funding available for parks

The Nevada Division of State Parks has announced that there are federal funds available for local park and recreation capital improvement, and acquisition projects, through the Land and Water Conservation Fund in the form of 50-50 matching grants.

Application packages are available on state parks’ Web site at Hard copies are also available upon request. The due date for fiscal year 2007 applications is 5 p.m. Jan. 31. Faxed copies are not accepted.

Grant funding deadline approaching

The application deadline for federal historic preservation grants administered by the State Historic Preservation Office is Dec. 3, 2007.

Grant funding is provided by the National Park Service as part of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and is used to support preservation efforts by governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.

For information about historic preservation grants or an application, contact the State Historic Preservation Office at 684-3448 or visit

Computer tutoring available

Carson City Library’s Computer Tutor is back to provide free one hour computer training sessions noon- 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sessions cover the World Wide Web or Microsoft Word.

Tutor does not set up e-mail accounts or provide instruction on how to use specific web sites such as eBay, Craig’s List or government services.

Students must know how to use a computer keyboard and mouse. Students may sign up for a total of three sessions. Signups are required. Call 887-2244.

WNC warns against business scam

Businesses have been receiving a generic email from University Press and Western Nevada College has told the company to cease communication.

Do not respond to the request to advertise in the 2008 Academic Calendar. This is not a sanctioned publication by WNC.

Children’s Spanish classes being offered

Last chance to register for the upcoming session of Spanish Classes for children at the Children’s Museum. The four-week session will run Nov. 29-Dec. 20. Classes are held on Thursdays. The 4- to 6-year-old class will be held from 10-11:15 a.m. The 6- to 9-year-old class will be from 4-5:30 p.m. The session cost is $50, including all materials. Call 230-3288. Class size is limited.

Win a new car

Win a 2008 Toyota Corolla LE. Tickets cost $20 or six for $100. Proceeds benefit the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the Carson Tahoe Auxiliary Gift Shop, Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, Glen Eagles Restaurant and any Dick Campagni dealerships. For more information call 886-7371.