News Briefs

BLM awards work

July 30, 2014 — 

Boss Tanks Inc. of Elko won a $69,219 contract from the Bureau of Land Management for pipeline and trough installation.

Highway 95 project

July 30, 2014 — 

Granite Construction Company is working on a $7.6 million project to add passing lanes and flatten a 30-mile stretch of U.S. 95 at Sand Pass near Winnemucca.

The project, which requires excavation of large boulders, is contracted by the Nevada Department of Transportation. It’s scheduled for completion in September.

Pestmaster contract

July 30, 2014 — 

Pestmaster Services Inc. of Reno won a $307,750 contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide bed-bug eradication services at two VA facilities in Tampa, Fla.

Employer support award

July 30, 2014 — 

The Washoe County School District is one of 15 employers nationally to receive the Defense Department Freedom Award for outstanding support of employees who are members of the National Guard and Reserve.

Dog trainer

July 30, 2014 — 

Katz Trains Dogs, a dog-training service, has been launched in Reno by dog-training author Adam G. Katz. The company is at 5301 Longley Lane, No. E198.

Katz, who has written nine books and 700 articles on dog training, said he plans additional locations in Carson City, Las Vegas and Sacramento.

Hamilton wins contract

July 24, 2014 — 

Hamilton Medical Inc. of Reno won a $31,309 contract to provide a ventilator to Winn Army Community Hospital at Ft. Stewart, Ga.

Bodger launches practice

July 23, 2014 — 

The Law Office of Tiffany Rose Bodger has been launched in Reno.

Bodger, who previously worked as a VA Board of Veterans’ Appeals attorney, said the practice will specialize in representing veterans and their families.

She’s a graduate of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Oregon. She was in private practice in Reno before she worked for the Board of Veterans’ Appeals in Washington, D.C.

Grocery Outlet opens

July 23, 2014 — 

A Grocery Outlet Bargain Market location owned by Kevin Talley has opened at 1329 US Highway 395 North in Gardnerville.

Talley, a former employee of Safeway, said the new store will employ 40.

ElectraTherm installation

July 23, 2014 — 

Reno-based ElectraTherm says it partnered with ConocoPhillips to install systems to generate electricity from waste heat at natural gas compressor station. The equipment on a pipeline in Alberta, Canada, is remotely monitored from ElectraTherm’s Reno office 1,200 miles away.

Taormina publishes book

July 22, 2014 — 

Tom Taormina, a Virginia City consultant on business process improvement, has published his 12th book, “It WAS Rocket Science.”

Best of Home Care Award

July 22, 2014 — 

No Place Like Home Senior Care, a Gardnerville firm founded by Rick Ackerson, won the Best of Home Care Award from Home Care Pulse, quality assurance firm for home care.

Crooks Lingad moves

July 21, 2014 — 

Crooks Lingad Realty has moved to Airport Gardens Executive Suites, 1325 Airmotive Way, Suite 175N in Reno. Its phone number remains 775-786-6800.

Brothel award

July 21, 2014 — 

The Mustang Ranch brothel at McCarran was recognized as “Nevada Brothel of the Year” by CWMC Group, an organization that supports legal prostitution.

Primo opens

July 18, 2014 — 

Primo Pizza is opening at Western Village. It’s in the space previously occupied by 2nd Street Deli.

SNC contract

July 16, 2014 — 

Sierra Nevada Corp. of Sparks won a $3.9 million contract from the U.S. Army for electronic-countermeasure equipment.

‘Lunch and learn’ series

July 14, 2014 — 

Marketing automation is the subject of the next “Lunch and Learn” event sponsored by the Reno Tahoe Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

The session will be taught by Mike Kitson and Joe Ross of OCG Creative LLC.

It’s scheduled for 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Bosma Business Center, 401 Ryland St. Cost $20; for reservations, contact Ericka Slaten at 775-527-3276 or

Apartments refinanced

July 14, 2014 — 

NorthMarq Capital completed $27 million in refinancing transactions on multi-family projects in Reno.

The 245-unit Club Ambassador Apartments complex at 6402 Mae Anne was refinanced with a $15.03 loan carrying a 10-year term and a 30-year amortization schedule. Creekside Apartments at 4600 Mira Loma were financed at $12.925 million with a 10-year term and 30-year amortization.

Ory Schwartz, senior vice president and managing director of NorthMarq, said the loans use a Freddie Mac program that minimizes rate volatility.

Lithium exploration

July 11, 2014 — 

Centar American Technical Services of Incline Village won a contract for $1.8 million from the Defense Department to conduct exploratory drilling for lithium in Ghazni Province of Afghanistan.

Hamilton contract

July 10, 2014 — 

Hamilton Robotics of Reno won a $950,535 contract from the Centers for Disease Control for maintenance of laboratory systems manufactured by Hamilton.

Fencing contract

July 10, 2014 — 

L and I Fence Construction Inc. of Winnemucca won a $36,981 contract from the Forest Service for fencing in fire-restoration area north of Elko.

KKM Precision contract

July 9, 2014 — 

KKM Precision Inc. of Carson City won an $11,204 contract from the Department of the Army for replacement parts for weapons.

Telecomm contract

July 9, 2014 — 

C.C. Communications of Fallon won a $2,833 contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide a business line.

NCET meeting

July 9, 2014 — 

The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology presents Amber Howland, founder of Dragonfly Media, who will discuss “Google+ and its Benefits for Your Business” at the next luncheon meeting,

The meeting runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Cost is $25 for NCET members and $25 for non-members. Tables of eight are $200 for NCET members and $280 for non-members.

Wind Mountain sale

July 8, 2014 — 

Bravada Gold, a Vancouver company with an exploration office in Reno, reached an option agreement to sell its Wind Mountain gold and slver property to Mantra Capital Inc. for $5.2 million (Canadian) in cash, shares and notes. The property is 65 miles north of Fernley in Washoe County.

AMA luncheon

July 8, 2014 — 

The Reno-Tahoe Chapter of the American Marketing Association presents its next luncheon, “Marketing World Class Endurance Events” Tuesday, July 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Guest speakers will be Eric Lerude, president of Race 178; Todd Jackson, founder and president of Big Blue Adventure, LLC; and Curtis Fong, fornder, CEO and event director of TGFT Productions, LLC/Bike The West.

Cost is $25 for AMA members, $30 for non-members and $17 for students with RSVP; $40 without an RSVP.

RSVP deadline is by noon, Friday, July 11.

To register, go online at

New York Life agents

July 7, 2014 — 

The Reno General Office of New York Life is looking to add 10 agents to the company’s force of 40 agents in the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe region.

Reno Rebuild applications

July 3, 2014 — 

The Reno Rebuild Project, the campaign that collects nickels from bar and grill transactions and puts them into small-business business loans, is accepting applications for its second loan.

Applications will be accepted through July 31, and can be found at

The Reno Rebuild Fund was created by Michael Connolly, Chris Kahl and Zachary Cage, owners of Legend’s Grill, Sports & Spirits, Sierra Tap House, Ole Bridge Pub and The Brewer’s Cabinet.

They devote 5 cents from each sale at the establishments to the loan fund. Last year, it made its first $20,000 loan to Barry Schuster, owner of Café Deluxe.

Ametherm recognized

July 3, 2014 — 

Carson City-based Ametherm said its NTC chip thermistors earned a place in the top tier of this year’s Top 101 Components, an annual list published by the trade magazine Electronic Design . The list details the prior 12 months’ most popular new electronic components, as judged by the magazine’s readers.

WNS contract

July 3, 2014 — 

Western Nevada Supply of Sparks won a $45,602 contract from the U.S. Forest Service to provide culvert supplies.

NNDA breakfast

July 3, 2014 — 

The Northern Nevada Development Authority presents Rudy Malfabon, Director of the Nevada Department of Transportation for it’s next breakfast meeting Wednesday, July 23.

The breakfast runs from 7-9 a.m. at the Carson Nugget in Carson Cituy.

Cost is $35 per person or $300 for a table of eight.

For details or to register, go online at

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