News Briefs

Frac sand project

December 19, 2014 — 

Consolidated Goldfields Corp. of Reno acquired mineral rights in Alberta and Manitoba, Canada, and plans to explore the properties for sand used in hydraulic fracturing of oil wells.

Publicly held Consolidated said it paid $2.75 million in cash and 23.5 million of its common shares, which have been trading at about 1 cent each, to the seller.

SNC contract

December 18, 2014 — 

Sierra Nevada Corp. of Sparks won a contract potentially worth $8.2 million from the U.S. Navy for receivers technology.

NDOT workshop

December 17, 2014 — 

The Nevada Department of Transportation is hosting a free workshop for contractors who want to learn the 3D modeling program that is used in design and construction of projects.

The workshop is presented by the Federal Highway Administration.

The workshop is scheduled for all-day on Wednesday, Jan. 21 and the morning of Thursday, Jan. 22 at NDOT headquarters in Carson City.

For details, contact Paul Frost at 775-888-7490.

Flight school opens

December 17, 2014 — 

Sierra Skyport, a flight training school, has been launched at Minden Tahoe Airport by

Rodney Aiglstorfer. Patrick Padilla is chief pilot and flight instructor.

The school provides ground training as well as flight training in Cirrus aircraft.

EP’s new line

December 17, 2014 — 

EP Minerals LLC, a Reno-based company that mines and processes industrial minerals, last week launched a line of products to improve the playability of baseball infields.

Vanguard conference

December 15, 2014 — 

The national media organization Next City announced it will host its sixth annual Vanguard conference May 6-8, 2015 in Reno.

Vanguard is an annual gathering of 40 urban leaders under age of 40.

DSSP Web site

December 15, 2014 — 

KPS3, a Reno marketing agency, has completed development of a new Web site for Digital Solid State Propulsion Inc., a Reno company that commercializes green alternatives to standard propellants.

First Liberty direction

December 15, 2014 — 

First Liberty Power Corp. says it’s halting work on its Rose Creek property, a small gold prospect near Winnemucca. Instead, the Las Vegas-based company says it will focus on its antimony prospects and its minerals-milling plant near Winnemucca.

Lodging contract

December 15, 2014 — 

Battle Mountain Motel LLC, which operates the Super 9 in Battle Mountain, won a $2,783 contract from the Bureau of Land Management to provide lodging.

Chromalloy contracts

December 11, 2014 — 

Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corp. of Carson City won a contract for $26,671 from the Navy for a turbine-engine blade project.

Army work for Miller

December 11, 2014 — 

Miller Electric Co. of Sparks won a $159,280 contract from the Army to install solar lights at Sierra Army Depot at Herlong, Calif.

KG Walters contract

December 11, 2014 — 

KG Walters Construction Co. Inc. of Reno last week won a $5.3 million contract to handle a headworks improvement project at the Truckee Meadows Reclamation Facility. The City of Reno will oversee the work.

Consolidated lease

December 11, 2014 — 

Consolidated Goldfields Corp. of Reno said last week it leased a 1,320-acre property 25 miles of Tonopah and plans a gold-exploration program.

The lease with Mountain Gold Claims Series 9 LLC and King Solomon Gold LLC requires cash payments totaling $357,000 in its first 10 years as well as payment of 25,000 shares of Consolidate’s publicly traded common stock.

Ormat listing

December 11, 2014 — 

Ormat Technologies Inc. of Reno says it plans to list its shares on two international stock exchanges in addition to its current listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

The geothermal company, which is in the process of acquiring its Israel-based parent company, said one of the new listings will be on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

TMCC scholarship contest

December 10, 2014 — 

Truckee Meadows Community College has launched a “TMCC Gift of Education” contest to encourage non-traditional students (age 25 or older) to earn a degree.

The winner will receive scholarship for three free, three-credit classes at TMCC, a $500 book stipend and an iPad Air 2.

To enter “TMCC Gift of Education” potential students must submit a 150-250 word essay that tells their story, including any financial need barriers, and also describes what education means to them.

For details, see

Dunkin’ Donuts opens

December 9, 2014 — 

Dunkin’ Donuts will open a store at 2190 E. Williams St. in Carson City on Tuesday.

The 2,20-square-foot store, which employ about 100, is owned by HT2 Franchising LLC, headed by Nicole Hansen.

Wimmer Solutions growth

December 9, 2014 — 

Wimmer Solutions, a Seattle-based staffing and consulting company, has moved its Reno office to 6160 Plumas St. Suite 200.

The new office more than doubles the space previously occupied by Wimmer Solutions in the Damonte Ranch area.

The company employs 35 people in Reno and plans to increase its staff to 40 in coming months. The company’s clients include Microsoft’s licensing operations in Reno as well as Microsoft Retail Stores non-managed business sales.

Indoor-tag arena

December 8, 2014 — 

EZ Tag, 3,800-square-foot indoor laser-tag arena, has opened at 895 E. Patriot Blvd in Reno.

It’s owned by Justin Lippold, who also owns EZ Air, an indoor trampoline park in Reno.

BAWN’s new members

December 8, 2014 — 

New members of the Builders Association of Western Nevada include A-1 Overhead Door (Carson City), Affordable Elegance (Carson City), K & K Builders (Reno), Match Point Construction (Henderson), Sparhawk Metals (Sparks), Surface Systems (Sparks), Realtor Jeni Temen (Reno), Frame Architecture (Reno), KLS Planning & Design (Reno),

Northern Nevada Insurance Agency (Reno), Charles Abbott Associates (Carson City), Carson City Toyota/Scion (Carson City) and Vital Signs (Carson City).

Sierra Vista HOA

December 8, 2014 — 

FirstService Residential won a contract to provide HOA management services for Sierra Vista Towers Homeowners’ Association.

Sierra Vista Towers is a 59-unit high-rise at 4th and Ralston streets.

Buy Nevada holiday guide

December 4, 2014 — 

The Nevada Department of Agriculture has published its Buy Nevada holiday guide, which lists products ranging from wine to cheese and seed supplies made by Nevada companies. It¹s available for download at

CNC machine operator course

December 3, 2014 — 

Truckee Meadows Community College will be offering a course in accelerated workforce training for Computer Numerical Control machine operators starting Monday, Jan. 26.

Students will be able to complete the course at the end of the 2015 fall semester.

For details, contact Cheryl Olson at 775-856-3304 or at

D&D new jobs

December 3, 2014 — 

D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal of Sparks said last week it won 12 contracts totaling nearly $1 million.

The new jobs include projects at Intuit, Hampton Inn and Ralston Family Physicians in Reno; Kleppe-Gregg Business, Loan Max Title Loans and Tuesday Morning in Sparks; Barton Hospital Utility in Truckee; Kingsbury Water Treatment in South Lake Tahoe; Paiute Tribal Police in Fallon; an airport hanger in Winnemucca; and Vogue Laundry and McDonalds in Elko.

eWomenNetwork dinner

December 3, 2014 — 

The of eWomenNetwork Reno/Carson/Tahoe Chapter presents its Decemeber dinner event Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 5 to 8:15 p.m.

Guest speaker is Mary Liu, an entrepreneur, speaker and author, who leads a discussion on how business owneers can share their stories of success.

Cost is $40 for eWomenNetwork members, $50 for non-members and $60 for late registration beginning Friday, Dec. 12.

For details, call 775-747-2726 or go onlione at

BLM oil leases

December 2, 2014 — 

The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled a competitive oil and gas lease sale Tuesday at the BLM Nevada State Office,1340 Financial Blvd.

The sale begins at 9 a.m.

The oil and gas sale includes 97 parcels totaling 189,177 acres in eastern Nevada.

The previous sale covering BLM leases in that area was conducted a year ago and .generated more than $1.9 million in lease payments on 54 parcels covering 93,816 acres.

The Bridge opens

December 2, 2014 — 

The Bridge Restaurant and Bar owned by Cherrie Bailey and Cliff and Jennifer McCain, has opened in a 4,925-square-foot location in Basin Street Properties 50 West Liberty Building.

The restaurant, which fills the space previously occupied by Scampi’s, employs 22. It’s open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Sanchez opens salon

December 2, 2014 — 

Curly Hair Artistry Salon has been launched by Carleen Sanchez at 1002 Broadway in Reno.

Sanchez has worked as a hair stylist in Reno for 10 years. The salon’s Web site is; its phone number is 775-721-2969.

Self-insured milestone

December 2, 2014 — 

Quinn River Crossing Ranch at Denio has become the 100th member of the Nevada Agricultural Self Insured Group.

The group is administered by Pro Group Management of Carson City.

Edward Jones office opens

December 2, 2014 — 

Financial adviser Jim Mormon has opened an Edward Jones office at 2235 Green Vista Drive, Suite 312 in Sparks. The Web site is and the phone number is 775-353-1039.

Chromalloy contract

December 2, 2014 — 

Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corp. of Nevada City won a contract for $180,952 from the U.S. Navy for work on a gas generator system.

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