Vegas PBS Appoints Catherine Francisco Underwriter of Corporate Sponsorships

Catherine Francisco has joined Vegas PBS as Underwriter of Corporate Sponsorships.

Las Vegas – Catherine Francisco has joined Vegas PBS as Underwriter of Corporate Sponsorships. In her new position, Francisco will be responsible for building support for diverse Vegas PBS television and outreach programs and special events. Before joining the Vegas PBS team, Francisco was an account manager for Greenspun Media Group, which included Vegas TV, Las Vegas… [More...]

Improvements Coming to East Downtown in Reno

Reno’s East Fourth Street will be transformed during the second annual Positively 4th Street Better Block Project event. Considered “the gateway” to downtown Reno, Fourth Street is home to several historical properties but is in need of upgrades and repair. Local businesses are looking to spruce up the area through landscaping, adding a two-way bicycle lane, re-striping traffic… [More...]

Vegas PBS Announces Apps, Games, Programming & Workshops to Encourage Children to Continue Education During the Summer Months

Vegas PBS offers access to a variety of TV opportunities to continue education in a fun way to prepare children for their next phase of learning.

Las Vegas – The end of the school year brings one question to the minds of parents across the valley – how do I continue my child’s learning throughout the summer break? Vegas PBS offers access to a variety of TV, online and in-person opportunities to continue education in a fun and engaging way to prepare children for their… [More...]

The Big Picture – A Free Health and Well-being Education Event for Girls Ages 8-12

Young girls need opportunities to grow relationships, develop character, learn leadership skills, increase literacy, and acquire healthy lifestyle habits in a nurturing environment. This program is designed to bring the pre-teen girl into her middle school and high school years prepared to make wise and healthy choices. The event will include five topics: Young Girls… [More...]

Mayte Heredia Named Ready To Learn Project Facilitator for Vegas PBS

Vegas PBS announced that Mayte Heredia has been appointed as Ready To Learn Project Facilitator.

(Las Vegas) – Vegas PBS announced that Mayte Heredia has been appointed as Ready To Learn Project Facilitator. The Vegas PBS Ready To Learn project provides literacy, health and math-based workshops to schools and families. Vegas PBS Ready To Learn focuses approximately 90 percent of its outreach efforts on Clark County School District Title I… [More...]

Foundation Raising Funds for Veterans Memorial in Downtown Las Vegas

A local foundation is raising money to build a “world-class” veterans memorial in downtown Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Veterans Memorial Foundation is seeking $2.2 million through its Brick Campaign, where bricks are being sold at a range of $250 to $550. All bricks can be purchased in honor of a veteran and customized with the… [More...]

Vegas PBS and CPB Expand Content and Resources to Support Local Veterans

Vegas PBS Offers Rich Pipeline of Programming for Deeper Understanding of Our Country’s Veterans and Military History Las Vegas – Vegas PBS and CPB announced the launch of a new veterans’ initiative that features compelling stories of recent veteran experiences and local community engagement efforts to increase dialogue and solutions as our nation’s veterans transition to civilian… [More...]

First Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Coming to Nevada

Nevada’s first osteopathic fellowship program has the green light. The American Osteopathic Association approved Nathan Adelson Hospice for a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program. The program is a collaboration between the hospice and Touro University Nevada. This is a first-of-its-kind fellowship in Nevada and one of only 11 in the nation, according to a recent statement… [More...]

Vegas PBS Announces Lourdes Esparza as Bilingual Receptionist for Workforce Training & Economic Development

Vegas PBS announced that Lourdes Esparza has been appointed to a bilingual receptionist for the Workforce Training and Economic Development department.

  Las Vegas – Vegas PBS announced that Lourdes Esparza has been appointed to a bilingual receptionist position for the station’s Workforce Training and Economic Development department, which offers Global Online Advanced Learning (GOAL), an affordable online education opportunity designed for entry, certification and advancement in today’s workplace. In her new role, Esparza will assist new customers with registration for the Food… [More...]

Officials Break Ground on Moapa Paiute Tribe Solar Project

The first utility-scale solar project on tribal land is underway in Southern Nevada. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Piautes and executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to kick off construction on the 250 Megawatt power… [More...]

Vegas PBS Presents The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

Vegas PBS proudly presents the television debut of The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama a series that explores the imprint Jewish culture has made.

New five-part documentary series leads lineup of Jewish history programming on Vegas PBS Las Vegas - Vegas PBS proudly presents the television debut of The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama, an intriguing historical five-part documentary series that explores the imprint Jewish culture has made upon the world, and the suffering, resilience and rebirth of its people. The… [More...]

Vegas PBS Nationwide Research Confirms that PBS and Member Stations Are America’s Most Trusted Institution and an ‘Excellent’ Use of Tax Dollars for 11th Consecutive Year

Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell announced that PBS and its member stations were again named number 1 in trust among nationally known institutions.

Annual Survey Also Names PBS KIDS as the Most Educational TV/Media Brand, the Safest On-Air and Online Destination for Children and the Top Provider of Content That Helps Children Learn Reading, Math and Essential Skills Las Vegas – Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell announced that during a time of significant increase in broadcast audience numbers and… [More...]

Reggie Burton, member of Southern Nevada Public Television Board of Directors, Elected to Serve on 2014 National Friends of Public Broadcasting Board of Trustees

Reggie Burton which raises funds for Vegas PBS, has been elected to serve on the 2104 National Friends of Public Broadcasting Board of Trustees.

Las Vegas – Reggie Burton, a longtime member of Southern Nevada Public Television Board of Directors, which raises funds for Vegas PBS, has been elected to serve on the 2104 National Friends of Public Broadcasting Board of Trustees. Burton joins Charlotte Hill, giving the national board two representatives from Southern Nevada Public Television. Burton will begin… [More...]

Tangerine Communications Merges with The Ferraro Group

The Ferraro Group announced that Heather Austin will merge her public relations and social media firm, Tangerine Communications, with The Ferraro Group.

Nevada Public Relations and Public Affairs Firm Expands to Phoenix  (Las Vegas/Reno, Nev.) — The Ferraro Group, a Nevada public relations and public affairs company with offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City, announced today that Heather Austin will merge her public relations and social media firm, Tangerine Communications, with The Ferraro Group effective… [More...]

Las Vegas High Rise Enjoys Record-Breaking Year

Las Vegas high rise One Queensridge Place saw a year-over-year increase in residential transactions of more than 300 percent. Queensridge Properties, LLC recently announced the sales figures at the two luxury towers, which are located near the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley. The company was involved in 55 transactions exceeding $100 million in… [More...]

Vegas PBS Announces Sandy Wallace as Grant Writer

Vegas PBS has announced the appointment of Sandy Wallace as its new grant writer, and is responsible for writing and managing grants to assist in funding..

Las Vegas – Vegas PBS has announced the appointment of Sandy Wallace as its new grant writer. Wallace is responsible for writing and managing grants to assist in funding Vegas PBS programming and community services. Wallace brings more than 20 years of experience in grant writing, grant management, and program development to Vegas PBS. She served as… [More...]

Allstate Expanding in Nevada

Allstate Insurance Company plans to appoint 60 new insurance agents in Nevada during 2014. According to a recent statement, the company is looking for mid-career, mid-level managers looking to own their own business in Nevada. “Nevada’s strong economy is fueling this expansion plan; we target cities and areas that show growth and increasing demand as… [More...]

Vegas PBS Presents ‘Surviving Sin City’ Featuring Expert Panel Moderated by Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto

“Surviving Sin City” is a powerful documentary that captures the iniquitous reality of human sex trafficking in Las Vegas.

WHO:    Vegas PBS Channel 10 WHAT & WHEN: January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and Vegas PBS is broadcasting two special programs that shine a much-needed light on the crisis from a local perspective: Surviving Sin City – 10 p.m., Thursday, January 16.  “Surviving Sin City” is a powerful documentary that captures the iniquitous reality of human… [More...]

Gordon Silver Honored as Pro Bono Firm of the Year

Gordon Silver Ltd. was selected as Southern Nevada’s Pro Bono Firm of the Year. The award was part of the 13th Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon, put on by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada earlier this month. The event honors community volunteers who donate time to assist low income clients with legal issues.… [More...]

Vegas PBS Announces Annual PBS Kids Writers Contest

Vegas PBS announced its annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through active learning.

Las Vegas - Vegas PBS announced its annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning.  The contest empowers children in grades K-5 to celebrate creativity and build literacy skills by writing and illustrating their very own stories. “Vegas PBS is committed to providing fun opportunities for Southern Nevada area… [More...]

Non-Residential Real Estate Holdings Down, Residential Up Among Affluent Nevadans

Holdings in non-residential real estate have given way to more residential investments among affluent Nevadans in recent decades. However, this trend may change according to the 12th edition of the “High Net Worth Report” by The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank. Currently, close to 19 percent of households in the top 10 percent of… [More...]

Vegas PBS Presents Streetball Hafla

Vegas PBS proudly presents Streetball Hafla, an unflinching, hopeful and inspiring original program about the efforts of local businessman.

Film documents historic baskeball tournament, bringing together Jewish and Arab teenage boys (Las Vegas) - Vegas PBS proudly presents the television debut of Streetball Hafla, an unflinching, hopeful and inspiring original program about the efforts of local businessman, Michael Saltman, to foster peaceful relationships in Israel. The film will premiere at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, with an… [More...]