Saturday, January 21, 2012


Sec. Solis, left and Dr. Biden.

Thursday was a rich, full day in Reno

But I wasn't out breaking news. Instead, I was hired by the Department of Labor to photograph Secretary Hilda Solis

Solis accompanied Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden to Reno; the Vice President spoke at Galena high school while his wife and Secretary Solis held a roundtable discussion at Renown Health.

The day however, was delayed. High winds forced Air Force Two to land in Fallon, Nev. and the motorcade had to shuttle the dignitaries in.

In addition to the discussion, the Secretary and Dr. Biden were scheduled to tour some of the facilities and watch nurses demonstrate a training exercise but the advance team cancelled for lack of time.

In spite of the delays, schedule changes and limited access, I still made few nice dailies I want to share.

And thank you to the folks at Renown for lunch; and for babysitting us media-type folks all-day. We can be a whiney crew and the snacks helped.

"John Doe" simulation doll.

Left, Dr. Maria Sheehan, Truckee Meadows Community College President with Solis and Biden.

Dr. Biden shares a laugh with some recently hired nurses.