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Radon causes lung cancer. A three-day test can determine if a house has a radon problem. If radon problems are found, they can be fixed.

Ana Daksina is an artist on the Central and Downtown Reno Neighborhood Councils. She tried out the N4 community village to learn more about the group and share her experience with Reno Sparks Neighborhoods. Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada uses time banking to manage a barter system between members. They created a unique opportunity to connect with your neighbors and live li ...

Image via Pixabay by Greyerbaby Authored by Sarah Lockwood. She submitted this article to support healthy community norms for the town she grew up in, Reno NV. The teenage years are a common time to begin experimenting with drugs. As a parent, it can be worrisome to think your child may fall in with a bad crowd and start to abuse drugs and alcohol. Though addiction is not alway ...

UPDATE 2: Upcoming Events: If you have friends or family who are interested in fostering or adopting, please send them our way! We have an orientation coming up on July 19, from 6-8pm at 350 South Center Street. They can RSVP to 337-4470. UPDATE 1: the next Foster Care orientation. Anyone is invited to attend. Saturday 6/18 from 2-3:30 at the Evelyn Mount Community Center 13 ...

Here is the Plan (Work on any step you feel motivated to tackle and check back to see progress) We will have our first working draft on May 9th ahead of the next Sparks Neighborhood Council Facebook Event: HERE (provide feedback here or in the comment section below)   PART 1 - Collect phone numbers and past surveys for service providers. Add a service provider to the list: H ...

We have one guiding principle at RISE when welcoming new volunteers: If you see something that needs to be done and no one is doing it, that means you're in charge. For many organizations, this concept may be a little too chaotic to practice in their day to day operations. Understandably, it is much easier for "leaders" at the top to issue a clear set of instructions to those ...

Update 3 When: April 27th 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Where: Blind Onion in Downtown Sparks - 834 Victorian Ave, Sparks, Nevada 89431 Agenda: Introductions and meal (15 minutes) Goal Setting Icebreaker (10 minutes) Known Concerns: Homeless Services, Downtown Cleanups, Crime Reports, Fourth of July, regional communication) Guest Speaker - Staff from the Washoe County District Attorney ( ...

I have four moms: my biological mother, my adoptive mother, my stepmother and Pat Campbell, founder and owner the Wildflower Village. I wouldn’t be surprised if other people referred to her as their mother either. The Wildflower Village would be their second home. It’s the kind of place where one can express their full creativity and be welcomed with applause from Pat and her m ...

The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality (RISE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Reno, Nevada. Our initiative is to cultivate a greater sense of dignity and humility for all members of our community by encouraging equal access to shelter, knowledge, and opportunity. We seek to create a stronger community through the use of shared resources and mutual aid. Sin ...

A few years back, I experienced what I refer to as the great depression...I lost my Friend, My Business, my apartment and then my Mother in short order. I was sued and won a huge lawsuit that put me into great debt. I moved to the Wilderness and let depression really take over my life. I was miserable. I didn't know how to reach out...