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Carson City

Grants available for social service and public health issues

Funding may be available for government, education and nonprofit agencies to address a variety of social service and public health issues, according to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

Approximately $10 million is available in grant funds for each fiscal year 2007 and 2008 for the following services: independent living, respite care, substance abuse control (particularly tobacco), children’s health and positive behavior support and child abuse prevention and family support. All grants are contingent upon the availability of funds.

The A Request for Applications is available online at

Master plan maps available online

The latest maps and other information from Envision Carson City, the city’s master planning process, are available online.

The latest Land-Use Map, Housing Element and draft Vicee Canyon Specific Plan Area can be downloaded from the Web site under “What’s New” at

Show your team spirit: donate blood

United Blood Services is holding the “Red-Zone” in-center blood drive for the next two weeks.

Beginning Tuesday, all donors are invited to pick a square in a football pool to try to win gift certificates for Red’s Old 395 Restaurant, all-day ski passes for two and a grand prize of dinner for four at Dukes. Show your support for your favorite team by wearing their team colors. Show your support for your community by donating blood or platelets. United Blood Services is at 256 E. Winnie Lane, Carson City. To schedule an appointment, call 887-9111. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Newest Open Meeting Law Manual available

The 10th edition of the Nevada Open Meeting Law Manual has been released by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office. The manual outlines which entities are required to follow the state of Nevada’s open meeting laws, how the laws apply to those entities, and what the entities need to do to be in compliance with the law.

Several laws changed during the 2005 session of the Legislature, prompting the Nevada Attorney General’s Office to update and reissue the Nevada Open Meeting Law Manual.

The open-meeting law not only applies to state of Nevada agencies, boards and commissions, but also to local jurisdictions (cities, towns and counties) as well. The latest edition of the Nevada Open Meeting Law Manual can be found on the Nevada Attorney General’s Web site at


UNR offers teacher recertification

Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno offers academic credit courses for teacher recertification, career advancement and degree programs.

Courses are taught on the University campus and at sites throughout the state, often by telecourses.

The University Credit Across Nevada (UCAN) office at Extended Studies administers these programs and offers the following courses for the Spring 2006 semester.

Early registration is required. To register, call the University’s UCAN office in Reno at 784-4062, or toll free, 1-800-233-8928.

For more information, go to