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Silver Peak ‘Brews with a View’ hike
RENO — Thirsty conservationists are invited to join Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery’s 12th Annual Beer Hike on behalf of Nevada Land Conservancy, Saturday. The event will enjoy its second year using the Nevada State Park Spooner-Marlette Lake trail. Participants can enjoy a cold, award-winning Silver Peak beer at Marlette Lake for a suggested donation of $5. The hike begins at 8:30 a.m. from the Spooner Lake parking facilities at the intersec...
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NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity returns to Reno
RENO — The 42nd Annual National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity is coming to the Reno Livestock Events Center Tuesday through Oct. 2. This unique event perpetuates the tradition of the California Vaquero, blending the heritage of the American west with today’s most precise contemporary horsemanship. And, it is big business. The Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion will receive a paycheck of $100,000 at the end of competition, and th...
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Tahoe Yacht Club gives back to community
CARNELIAN BAY, Calif. — The Tahoe Yacht Club presented four local maritime nonprofit organizations with grants totaling $15,000 from the revenue of this year’s successful 39th Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance Wooden Boat Show held Aug. 12-13 in Carnelian Bay, Calif. This year’s grants were distributed to The Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, $4,000, Tahoe Community Sailing Council, $5,000, Tahoe Maritime Museum, $4,000 and the North Lake ...
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September is National Recovery Month
SPARKS — A picnic recognizing National Alcohol and Addiction Recovery Month will take place Saturday at Cottonwood Park. National Alcohol and Addition Recovery Month is a national observance that educates Americans about the fact that addiction treatment can enable those with a substance abuse disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. In 2009, 4.3 million people ages 12 or older received treatment for substance use disorders, according to...
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TMCC speaker series
RENO — TMCC will present Donald Johanson Thursday as part of the college’s Distinguished Speakers Series. Johanson, who discovered “Lucy” — the world’s best known fossil — will discuss his historic find and how it resonated globally and forever changed the world’s understanding of the human past. Tickets for the event, which is funded in part by Nevada Humanities, are available online at www.tmcc.edu/dss or by calling 673-7182. The presentatio...
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Event to benefit Carson City Fire Museum
CARSON CITY — Live music and the unveiling of a recently restored piece of antique fire equipment will be featured Friday in the Nevada Room at the Governor’s Mansion to benefit Carson City’s firefighting museum. Tickets to the event cost $30 each and benefit Warren Engine Company No. 1, the oldest continuously operating volunteer fire department on the West Coast. The event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. and will include a no-host bar, catered...
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National Child passenger Safety week
RENO — Each year, Child Passenger Safety Week (CPS) is celebrated across the country to remind parents and caregivers of the need to keep children of all ages properly restrained in the seat that meets their weight and height requirements. Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be present at Babies ‘R Us, 4869 Kietzke Lane, Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. to ensure that families are using the right restraint whether it is a car seat, booster se...
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Bighorns to host dance team auditions
RENO — The Reno Bighorns will host auditions for the 2011-2012 Reno Bighorns dance team at the South Reno Athletic Club on at 9 a.m. on Oct. 15. The Bighorns are currently accepting applications for a Dance Team director who will be responsible for managing the dance team at all games and community events, as well as choreographing all routines and scheduling practices. Qualifications for the dance team director include a strong background in ...
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United Way distributes federal food, shelter funds
RENO — The United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) announced its distribution of $429,309 in funding from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP). UWNNS was selected to distribute the funds by a national board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities USA, Natio...
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DRI scientists earn grant from National Science Foundation P...
RENO — U.S. Senator Harry Reid announced Thursday that DRI’s Jose Luis Antinao, Ph.D., was awarded a $266,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the study the effects of tropical cyclones (hurricanes) in Baja California and Mexico. The purpose of this project is to improve hazard characterization of these potentially large storms and their effects on desert ecosystems, especially geologic processes related to flooding on deser...
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Join TRTA for Art and Music Hiking event
LAKE TAHOE — Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) guides are volunteering to guide participants around Spooner Lake this weekend for an incredible hike infused with music, art and dancing. Experience art and nature in a completely new way during the “Reflections and Rhythms” art hike on Saturday and Sunday at Spooner Lake in the Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park. Tickets are available at www.trailsandvistas.org. The cost is $30 for adults and $10 for...
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Fund created for children of slain Nevada guardsman
RENO — National Guardsman Lt. Col. Heath Austin Kelly is being honored and remembered by family members through a memorial trust fund created for his children. Kelly was one of four people killed Sept. 6 when a gunman opened fire at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City. Born on May 20, 1976, in Metairie, La., Kelly attended the Military College of Vermont (Norwich University). Upon graduation, Kelly was commissioned as a second lieutenant of fiel...
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Chukar forecast points to good hunting season
CARSON CITY — When asked about the upcoming chukar hunting season, which begins Oct. 8, Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) upland game biologist Shawn Espinosa wanted to avoid any confusion. “I think overall it’s going to be a good to excellent season,” he said. “Hunters are going to be very happy this year.” This year’s “Nevada Chukar Hunting Forecast,” an annual report put out by NDOW that takes habitat conditions and statewide survey resu...
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Chukar forecast points to good hunting season
Department of Wildlife releases annual report
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Join TRTA for Art and Music Hiking event
LAKE TAHOE — Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) guides are volunteering to guide participants around Spooner Lake this weekend for an incredible hike infused with music, art and dancing. Experience art and nature in a completely new way during the “Reflections and Rhythms” art hike on Saturday and Sunday at Spooner Lake in the Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park. Tickets are available at www.trailsandvistas.org. The cost is $30 for adults and $10 for...
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Daughter of Chilean miner gets money to study at UNR
RENO — On Monday, at Circus Circus, the Northern Nevada Chapter of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) held its monthly dinner and awarded scholarships to several students. Scartlette Sepulveda, whose father was among the Chilean miners trapped in a collapse last year, was given a $2,000 scholarship. Sepulveda says she is going to put the money towards continuing her education at the University of Nevada, Reno. “This is th...
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Volunteers sought to pitch in for National Public Lands Day ...
WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca District, in partnership with the Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Friends of Black Rock High Rock, are seeking volunteers to roll up their sleeves for a National Public Lands Day event on Saturday. This year’s event will focus on cleaning up camp areas around a hot spring, cleanup and habitat restoration on the High Dry Playa and continual spring monitoring to collect data to ensure health...
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Girls volleyball league to start Sept. 26
SPARKS — A recreational volleyball league for girls in third through eighth grade will be held at the Alf Sorensen Community Center from Sept. 26 through Nov. 12. Dig It! is designed to be fun for everyone, and a prior knowledge of volleyball is not required. One-hour practices and games take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The first four practices feature a group clinic in which new players learn volleyball basics, such a...
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Sept. 30 is deadline for Elko judgeship
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection will accept applications from qualified Nevada attorneys until Sept. 30 to fill the vacancy at the Fourth Judicial District Court that resulted from the death of District Judge Andrew Puccinelli. Judge Puccinelli died Aug. 8 in Reno at the age of 58. He had served on the bench since being appointed in 2002. The vacancy in Elko County is open to all Nevada attorneys with 10 years of legal ...
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Saint Mary’s offers free chronic disease management program
RENO — Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center offers a free program to assist individuals living with chronic conditions improve their overall health. This six-week program, “Healthy Aging: Up2Me,” was created through a partnership with the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno. Beginning Sept. 29, the program will be offered each Thursday in Sparks. The program concludes on Nov. 3. “The resources and support offered through...
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