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NV Energy releases Community Impact Assessment
NV Energy had a statewide economic impact of $944 million in 2010, according to the company’s first-ever Community Impact Assessment.
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Sparks Fire Dept. back on Project SAFE
Sparks Fire Department personnel are once again visiting homes in Sparks to install free smoke alarms and give personalized fire-safety education to residents.
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$12M in funds available to rural Nevada
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development has nearly $12 million in funds available to assist rural communities and nonprofits in need of essential public services such as fire trucks, or to build senior centers or health care clinics.
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Junior League accepting grant proposals
RENO — Junior League of Reno, an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and developing the potential of women, is accepting grant proposals from qualified community programs. Grants will be awarded through the league’s Community Enrichment Fund. To be eligible for funding, applicants be 501(c)(3) non-profits and show the benefit of their program to women and children. A maximum of $10,000 will be awarded. Recent Community En...
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Friday rally joins ‘religious liberty’ effort
RENO — On Friday, rallies are planned in more than 50 U.S. cities over the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ contraception, sterilization and abortion mandate. Rallies in Reno, Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco and more cities will gather at federal buildings under the theme, “Stand Up for Religious Freedom—Stop the HHS Mandate!” The rally in Reno will start at noon at the Bruce R. Thompson Federal Bu...
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Safe Kids reminds parents about poison prevention
RENO — For National Poison Prevention Week, March 18-24, Safe Kids Washoe County reminds parents to make sure they store hazardous materials – such as medication – out of their children’s reach. Each year, unintentional poisoning is the cause of death for approximately 100 children ages 14 years and young. Poison control centers in the United States receive 1.2 million calls as a result of accidental poisoning of children ages 5 and under. Nea...
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Education non-profit names 2012 board of directors
LAS VEGAS — Communities In Schools of Nevada (CISN) announces its board of directors chosen to advise the education non-profit throughout the 2012 year. The organization has compiled a group of diverse individuals from all sectors of Nevada with a strong community presence and demonstrated dedication to the welfare of children in Nevada. The CISN board of directors includes: • Elizabeth Blau: founder and CEO of Blau & Associates, a strategic r...
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LPGA hall of famers to play Pro-Am at Hidden Valley
RENO — The field of 20 golf legends for the second annual Patty Sheehan & Friends Pro-Am, an official LPGA Legends Tour event, includes four LPGA Hall of Famers: Amy Alcott, Pat Bradley, Hollis Stacy and Patty Sheehan. The tournament, scheduled for June 1, returns to Hidden Valley Country Club with proceeds benefitting the Patty Sheehan Foundation, supporting local women’s and children’s charities. The cost for a Pro-Am foursome is $4,000. “Th...
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César Chávez Celebration X set for March 31
RENO — Nevada César Chávez Day X takes place on March 31 at Circus Circus Hotel-Casino in Reno. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. As always, members of César Chávez’s immediate family have been invited, as have Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature’s new Latino Caucus. The legendary labor leader was born March 31, 1927, near Yuma, Ariz. In accordance with the bi-partisan measure passed by the 2009 legislature, the governor wil...
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Nevada State Museum to honor founder
CARSON CITY — A “For Sale” sign on the U.S. Mint building in Carson City gave birth to the Nevada State Museum when Clark Guild happened by on a walk one Sunday morning in 1939. The determined and devoted District Court judge, considered the father of Nevada State Museum, will be celebrated with the dedication of a bronze bust at the place it all began. Members of the Guild family and relatives in the Russell family will be honored at a public...
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DRI scientist wins top honor in China
RENO — Dr. Judith Chow of the Desert Research Institute received the 2011 Sanqin Friendship Award, one of the highest recognitions by the Chinese government, for her scientific contributions to the Shaanxi Province. The award certificate and plaque were presented to Dr. Chow on March 1 by Yaotang Lei, chair of the Shaanxi Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs, during a ceremony in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province, at the Institute of Eart...
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Associated Management receives statewide honors
RENO — Brian Delisle, a community manager for Associated Management, Inc. (AMI), and the Belsera Heights Homeowners Association were recently recognized at a Nevada Community Associations Institute (CAI) chapter awards gala. “Brian and the Belsera Heights Homeowners Association are very deserving of these awards,” said AMI President and CEO Laura Price. “AMI is dedicated to delivering the best services available to our residents and these awar...
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BLM seeks comment on Burning Man five-year permit
WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office, is seeking comment on a preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Burning Man Event Special Recreation Permit for the 2012-2016 period. The BLM will accept comments on the EA through April 16. Black Rock City LLC’s proposal for the 2012-2016 permit/events includes a participant population level from 58,000 increasing to 70,000 during the fiv...
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Kiwanis Bike Program to open new home
Larger facility is located on Valley Road in Reno
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Alternative Break Club community service trips
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Alternative Break Club has planned two community service trips, one to Point Reyes, Calif. and one to rural Nevada, for undergraduate students during the school’s spring break, which began Saturday and continues through March 24.
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Sparks’ ‘C’ Street parking garage to undergo repairs
Beginning Monday, the city of Sparks parking garage at the southeast corner of C Street and 10th Street will be under repair.
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Miller calls Angle’s voter fraud claims ‘unsupported’
Secretary of State Ross Miller issued a statement Thursday regarding Sharron Angle’s announcement of her plan to produce a documentary on voter fraud.
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New resort partners join ‘What’s Your Passion?’ campaign
The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority announced Thursday that the Eldorado Hotel Casino and Silver Legacy Resort Casino have joined the RSCVA's new campaign to promote Reno Tahoe USA as a friendly, four-season resort destination.
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American Lung Association in Nevada lauds CDC’s ‘Former Smok...
RENO — The American Lung Association in Nevada commends the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Tips from Former Smokers” media campaign and applauds the Obama Administration for its leadership on smoking cessation with this groundbreaking national media campaign on the health effects of tobacco use. Last week’s release of the 31st U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, “Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults,” revealed th...
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Wild bird courtships are entertaining
RENO — Now is the time of year when male wild birds begin to draw the attention of females, and these courtship practices can be as entertaining as they are complex, according to the experts at Wild Birds Unlimited. Bird courtship displays are integral to mating and raising young. Female birds often choose suitors based on appearance, the ability to provide food, evidence that the male can build the strongest and safest nest and other characte...
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