Community Briefly June 8

Healthy Communities to meet Thursday

The Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey is hosting a meeting to discuss a multiple-agency, one- or two-day "triage" style free health services event in Lyon County.

The discussion will be part of the coalition's public meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Silver Springs Community Center.

This will be the first in a series of planning workshops with the goal of multiple agencies and volunteers working together to deliver free primary care, dental care, and other medical services to those who have no insurance or are under-insured.

Coalition Director Christy McGill explained that "this type of large scale event could also possibly double as a practice event for disaster preparedness in Nevada."

For more information, call (775) 351-8242.

Carson Water Subconservancy District offers free program

The Carson Clear Water Revival Program is a free educational program to help Carson City property owners install Best Management Practices to help protect the streams and the Carson River. BMPs can reduce flooding and erosion problems on property and enhance landscaping.

The workshop is from 10 a.m. to noon June 18 at Hampton Inn and Suites. The agenda will include:

• Dirt Hurts - How and why this program got started

• BMPs Rock! - What are BMPs and what do they have to do with you and your property

• Rock-It Science - Designing BMPs for your location

• How you can win up to $2,500 in BMP materials and labor

Refreshments will be served and a number of useful items will be raffled off during the workshop. Raffle tickets will be free to all workshop participants.

For more information about the program, go to the website:

For those who have property drainage or erosion problems on their property or just want to learn more about the program should plan to attend this workshop.

To sign up, call thge CWSD at 887-9005. The Carson Clear Water Revival Team looks forward to working with residents.

Historic barns on tour

Tickets are on sale for the Douglas County Historical Society's Tour of Historic Barns of Carson Valley. The event will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 25.

Tickets are $25 and include guided tours of six historic barns. Also included in the price is free admission to the Courthouse Museum Genoa and the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center at any time during that day. For an additional $10 you can enjoy an open range lunch at Dr. Eliza Cook's historic home.

Tickets can be purchased at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville or Courthouse Museum Genoa. Tickets can also be ordered by phone at 782-2555.

Proceeds from the "Historic Barns of Carson Valley" tour benefit the Douglas County Historical Society and help with the operation of The Genoa Courthouse Museum and the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

Join Moonlight run on the V&T

Enjoy a moonlit ride on the Historic V&T railroad aboard the historic train. Boarding begins 7 p.m. June 18.

Secret Service Catering will serve wine and a light dinner while traveling to Gold Hill. In the historic town, walk to either Maynards Station or the Gold Hill Hotel to refresh your cocktail or stay on board to American Flat then back to Virginia City and a toast to the almost full moon.

The cost is $38. Call Heather Beaupre at 775-240-7665 to make prepaid reservations.

Vote for Most Beautiful Hospital

After receiving almost 250 nominations, the panel of experts at Soliant Health narrowed down the list to the top 50 hospitals to go up for a nationwide vote to make their list of The Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in America for 2011

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center needs residents to vote to see it recognized as one of the 20 most beautiful hospitals in the nation.

From now until June 19, vote daily by going to

Show the entire country how proud Carson City is to have such a stunning hospital in the region and how fortunate its residents are to work, visit and seek treatment in this beautiful place. Every vote counts.


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