Early Voting ~ Washoe County, NV ~ General Election 2010

Supposedly early voting started on Saturday, October 16th. I still haven’t received my sample ballot so I thought I’d share the schedule and a link to the sample ballot.


Statewide Questions

Washoe County Questions
City of Sparks Questions


Saturday, October 16 through Friday, October 29

Locations open ALL 14 days for Early Voting – 10 am to 6 pm daily

Legends at Sparks Marina
1180 Scheels Dr, Bldg B #108, Sparks, 89434

Sak ‘N Save Food Store – 1901 Silverada Blvd, Reno, 89512
Scolari’s Store #18 – 3310 S McCarran Blvd, Reno, 89502
Scolari’s Store #19 – 200 Lemmon Dr, Reno, 89506
Scolari’s Store #20 – 8165 S Virginia St, Reno, 89511
Scolari’s Store #24 – 4788 Caughlin Pkwy, Reno, 89519
Scolari’s Store #26 – 1300 Disc Dr, Sparks, 89434
Scolari’s Store #28 – 6255 Sharlands Ave, Reno, 89523

Shopper’s Square -Virginia St & Plumb Ln
(Main Entrance by Shepler’s), Reno
(Sunday hours, 11 am to 5 pm)

Spanish Springs Library – 7100A Pyramid Hwy, Sparks, 89436

Locations open 12 days for Early Voting (Closed Sundays) :

Registrar of Voters – 1001 E 9th St, Bldg A,
Rm 135, Reno, 89512
Hours – Mon thru Fri, 8 am to 6 pm, Sat, 9 am to 6 pm

Sierra View Library – 4001 S Virginia St
(Reno Town Mall), Reno, 89502
Hours – Sat & Mon – Noon to 5 pm, Tues – 11 am to 6 pm,
Wed thru Fri – 10 am to 6 pm

University of Nevada, Reno, Joe Crowley Student Union
METERED PARKING ONLY – Hours – 10 am to 6 pm daily

Locations open 10 days for Early Voting
(Closed Sundays & Mondays)

Incline Village Library – 845 Alder Ave, Incline Village, 89451
Hours – Sat 10/16, Fri & Sat 10/22 & 10/23 – 10 am to 4 pm,
Tues 10/19 thru Thurs 10/21 &
Tues 10/26 thru 10/29 – Noon to 6 pm

South Valleys Library – 15650A Wedge Pkwy, Reno, 89511
Hours – Sat 10/16 & 10/23 – 10 am to 5 pm,
Tues & Weds 10/19-10/20, 10/26 & 10/27 – 11 am to 6 pm,
Thurs & Fri 10/21 & 10/22 & 10/28 – 10 am to 6 pm,
Fri 10/29, Noon to 6 pm

Locations open 9 days for Early Voting
(Closed Sundays, Mondays & Nevada Day)

Northwest Library – 2325 Robb Dr, Reno, 89523
Hours – Sat 10/16 & 10/23-10 am to 5 pm,
Tues 10/19 & 10/26 – 11 am to 6 pm,
Wed 10/20 & 10/27 – Noon to 6 pm,
Thurs & Fri, 10/21, 10/22 & 10/28 – 10 am to 6 pm
CLOSED Friday 10/29

Sparks Library 1125 12th St, Sparks, 89431
Hours – Sat 10/16 & 10/23, 10 am to 5 pm,
Tues 10/19 & 10/26, 11 am to 6 pm,
Wed – Fri 10/20 – 10/22 & 10/27 – 10/28, 10 am to 6 pm
CLOSED Friday 10/29

Location open 4 days for Early Voting
(Open Saturdays and Sundays, Closed Weekdays)

Sun Valley Neighborhood Center
115 W 6th St, Sun Valley ,89433
Hours – Sat & Sun, 10/16, 10/17,
10/23 & 10/24, 10 am to 4 pm

Nevada Humane Society’s Adoption Dance ~ Reno, NV

Nevada Humane Society Celebrates the Joy of Pet Adoption with Dance Video

YouTube™ Video is Spoof of JK Wedding Entrance Dance Video

Nevada Humane Society recently released a YouTube™ video, celebrating the joy of adopting a shelter pet. The video is a spoof of the highly popular “JK Wedding Entrance Dance” Video, viewed over 52 million times on YouTube™. The new video, “Adoption Entrance Dance Video” is about Cidney and Cooper’s big day at Nevada Humane Society.

Instead of groomsmen and bridesmaids dancing down the church aisles, adoption counselors and animal caregivers dance down the shelter hallway. In the original video, the bride meets her groom but in Nevada Humane Society’s video, a staff member dances a homeless dog to the waiting arms of his new person while onlookers cheer and clap.

“We produced this video to illustrate that pet adoption is truly a time of joy and celebration,” explains Diane Blankenburg, Community Programs Director for Nevada Humane Society. “Each time a pet is adopted, we ring a bell, cheer and clap to celebrate that another homeless pet is going to a loving home. There is a standing ovation each time one of these wonderful pets finds homes.”

Nevada Humane Society is located at 2825 Longley Lane in Reno and is open Sunday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 775-856-2000. Adopt a new pet today and help make Washoe County one of the safest communities for homeless animals. For more information, call 775-856-2000 or go online at NevadaHumaneSociety.org

I adopted Lucy, the wee tortie, from the Humane Society last June. She’s a silly Red-Head…lots of fun and a big love!

Lucy luvs her big brudder, Leo!

UNCE Washoe County Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale 2010

Just wanted to remind everyone that the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale is coming up!

22 MAY 2010 ~ Saturday!
7 am – 11:30 am

“From our garden to yours, at great savings! Wide variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, grasses, shrubs, grapes and more. 4 in. and 1 gal. plants.”

5305 Mill Street, Reno, NV…just east of the old Excel building where The Friends of the Library hold their week-long book sales ~ on Mill Street between Edison Way and Corporate Blvd…north side.

Get there early! There are some pushy people that go to this, so be ready! They hand out maps of where all the plants are at…scope out what you REALLY REALLY REALLY want, and get there first. 🙂

The plants that I got last year ~



UNCE – Master Gardener Plant Sale (Reno/Sparks) ~ 16 May 2009

I’ve been planning my garden and called UNCE the other day to find out when the annual plant sale was ~ MAY 16!!!! Yippie!

Mark your calendars! 16 MAY 2009 ~ 7:00 am – 11:30 am.

Here’s a link to the Washoe County - Reno Calendar.

In case you’ve never been ~ (shaking head) ~ there usually are more than 3,000 plants for sale that our area Master Gardeners have grown themselves throughout the year. Included are plants such as HEIRLOOM tomatoes (these are soooooooo good! My mom bought one last year and I plan on buying a few this year), vegetables, herbs, ornamental grasses, annual & perennial flowers, shrubs, grapes and other berry plants ~ in 4″ and 1-gallon sizes.

There are usually a few of the Master Gardeners of Nevada on hand to answer questions.

Get in line early…bring containers and bags, although they usually have flats for you to use.

Address is 5305 Mill Street, Reno, NV (between Rock & McCarran).

Last year's herbs, veggies, and flowers!

Last year's herbs, veggies, and flowers!

Last year I bought 4 different tomato plants (Black Russian, Black Japanese, Belgium something, and a Yellow Plum), 3 Basil plants (Cinnamon, Lime, and regular), 2 rhubarbs, clary sage, borage, parsley, 2 hollyhocks, 2 Irish bells.

Early Voting Places for Washoe County, Nevada ~ Starts October 18th

FRIDAY, 31 OCTOBER ~ NEVADA DAY! Last day to VOTE! Come on guys! Get out there and VOTE ~ VOTE EARLY!


UPDATE: My husband and I voted on Saturday, October 18th, at the Sparks Library on 12th St. There was only about a 15-20 minute wait…lots of older folks that still don’t quite grasp the electronic card voting. 🙂



Just thought I’d share the early voting poll stations that open up the 18th of October for Washoe County!



October 18 through October 31

Locations OPEN ALL 14 DAYS of Early Voting:
(Open on Nevada Day)

Scolari’s Food and Drug Stores 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Scolari’s Store #18 – 3310 S. McCarran Blvd., Reno
Scolari’s Store #19 – 200 Lemmon Drive, Reno
Scolari’s Store #20 – 8165 S. Virginia Street, Reno
Scolari’s Store #24 – 4788 Caughlin Parkway, Reno
Scolari’s Store #26 – 1300 Disc Drive, Sparks
Scolari’s Store #28 – 6255 Sharlands Avenue, Reno

Shopper’s Square 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Shopper’s Square Nevada Day Hours 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Corner of S. Virginia Street and E. Plumb Lane, Reno
Use Main Mall Entrance by Shepler’s Western Wear


(Open on Nevada Day)

Registrar of Voters Office
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Nevada Day – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Washoe County Administration Complex
1001 E. 9th Street, Reno NV 89512

University of Nevada Reno
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Joe Crowley Student Union, 4th Floor, Room 420 (next to Ballroom)

Alf Sorenson Community Center
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
1400 Baring Blvd., Sparks – Next to Reed High School

Washoe County Libraries
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sierra View Library (Reno Town Mall) – 4001 S. Virginia Street, Reno
Sparks Library – 1125 12th Street, Sparks


(Closed on Nevada Day)

Washoe County Libraries
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Reno Library – 301 S. Center Street, Reno
Incline Library – 845 Alder Avenue, Incline Village (also closed on Mondays)
North Valleys Library – 1075 North Hills Blvd., Reno
Northwest Library – 2325 Robb Drive, Reno
South Valleys Library – 15650 A Wedge Parkway, Reno
Spanish Springs Library – 7100 Pyramid Highway, Sparks (open until 7:00 p.m. daily)


Location added for Nevada Day, October 31:
(This location is open only on Nevada Day)

Bartley Ranch Park-Western Interpretive Center
10:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m.
6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno

Happy Friday! My dirt is coming! My dirt is coming!

LOL! Oxborrow is delivering my garden soil and decomposed granite today ~ asked them to give me a call here at work before they deliver so I can get home by the time they get there.

Am getting 3 cubic yards of Double Mix (topsoil and grape compost) and 3 cubic yards of D.G. 5/16″ (coarse). Have my wheelborrow and shovel ready!

Well have to go shopping for seeds and some plants afterwards. List has been made:

Here’s a picture of where it’s all going ~

Soil in the boxes ~ decomposed granite all around the boxes where the dirt is now. It’s going to be nice not having dirt all over the patio when the wind blows. Tired of sweeping out there all the time! I was going to get the fine D.G., but the lady at the counter asked what it was going to be used for. Told her and she suggested the coarse as the fine is like sand. She said that the coarse D.G. is what everyone uses in their xeri-scape landscaping. Small pebble size, like your pinky finger nail. I plan on using it in the front yard where I’ve been re-landscaping too.

ALSO! Wanted to remind everyone in the Reno/Sparks area that the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension office will be holding their:

ANNUAL MASTER GARDENER PLANT FAIRE next Saturday, May 17th, 2008 at 7:00 am to 11:30 am. 5305 Mill Street, Reno, NV. 784-4848.

From our gardens to your’s at great savings! Wide variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, grasses, shrubs, grapes and more. 4-inch and 1-gallon plants.

Here is a link to their Calendar of Events.

Vegetable Gardening in Northern Nevada & How to make a Raised Garden

After just about killing ourselves over those bloody junipers and planting the lilac and weeping cherry, I’ve turned my sights to the back yard and making my raised vegetable beds!

In the very back of Sunset’s WESTERN LANDSCAPING BOOK, pages 404-405, in the Materials and Techniques chapter, there is a section on Building A Raised Bed.

Raising your garden above the ground can solve some of the most frustrating problems gardeners face. An easy-to-build bed makes it possible for plants to thrive where soil is poor, wildlife is hungry, or the growing season is short. And if you need easy access to your plants – due to a disability or simply to eliminate back-bending labor – you can sit on the edge of the bed and garden in comfort.
Fill the bed with the best soil you can. Good soil means that plants can be placed closer together, making a small area more productive. Line the bottom of the bed with wire screening to keep out pests, or fit it with a PVC framework for bird netting.
A raised bed can be any size, but if its more than 4 feet wide it will be difficult to reach the middle from either side. If the sides will double as benches, build the frame 18-24 inches high.

We have a small backyard ~ with a huge front and side yard. So much rearranging of the landscaping to do! OY! Here’s what I have to work with out back ~ The soil that has been turned was going to be sod…but I’ve decided to put pavers there instead. The compacted ground area behind will be where the raised garden bed will go. Behind those rocks is a an area of about two feet wide to the fence…that will be where I plant the corn.

A couple of weeks ago The State of Nevada Employees Council had an Open House at The Joe here on campus and I signed up for a lot of information from the University of Nevada's Washoe County Cooperation Extension office. I used to be in 4-H out in Washoe Valley…so I knew they were loaded with great information. I highly recommend them for all us in Northern Nevada and the Eastern California area! I posted a link to all of their free publications below.

Here are some of the pamplets I asked for:
Vegetable Varieties For Northern Nevada
A Quick Guide to Composting
Nevada Soils – Worth the Toil
Urban Forestry Tree Planting Practices for Nevada
The All Seeing, All Knowing, Lawn Care Manuel for Northern Nevada
Roses for Reno and the Northern Nevada/Eastern Sierra Area
Spring Planted Bulbs Boast Beautiful Blooms
Hardy, Drought-Tolerant and Moderately Salt-tolerant Shurbs and Vines for Northern Nevada
Seven Ways to Make Your Trees and Shurbs Drought Resistant


The Vegetable Varieties for Northern Nevada is four pages long and gives a list of all veggie varieties that are great for planting here with the planting dates. Great comments on which are better for canning, yields, rust resistance, maturing, indoor growing, storage values, disease resistant, most popluar, etc.

ps: For all of you in the Reno/Sparks area…or those of you who will be in town on May 17th ~ at the Washoe County Extension Office on Mill Street there will be a plant sale that morning. 🙂