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Discounted screenings for breast cancer extended
Renown Breast Health Center is extending its offering of $100 mammograms for uninsured women, and $150 SonoCiné whole breast ultra sound screenings now until Dec. 31.
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Hoop House Production Nevada growing practices workshop
FALLON — Hoop house production extends the growing season and increases sales for many Northern Nevada farms. However, producers can face challenges with these greenhouse-style structures, which require growing methods different from planting directly into the soil. Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute offers a “Hoop House Production — Growing for Northern Nevada’s Seasons” workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the WNC Fallon ...
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16th Annual BANN-ER Awards Nov. 16
RENO — The Builders Association of Northern Nevada will honor the best in the building industry at the 16th Annual BANN-ER Awards Nov. 16 at the Atlantis Hotel Casino. This red carpet themed event will salute the best in innovation, creativity and strategy. The evening will begin with cocktails and networking from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner and awards will begin at 7:30 p.m. The cost of the event is $75 per person, which includes awards, dinner and...
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Lahontan State Recreation Area to benefit from donation
CARSON CITY — AAA Nevada presented $20,250 Tuesday to the Nevada Division of State Parks to improve directional signs throughout Lahontan State Recreation Area. AAA Nevada teamed up to help Nevada State Parks help fund projects that would otherwise go unfunded. Throughout their “Summer Road Trip” campaign July 1 through Aug. 30, AAA Nevada donated five dollars to Nevada State Parks for every AAA insurance quote completed within each AAA branch...
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Get region’s first electronic insurance card
RENO — For all those who dig through wallets, purses or pockets to locate their insurance ID cards, Hometown Health now offers an alternative – the Hometown Health eCard. With the region’s first Electronic Member ID Card, Hometown Health members can access their secure eCard from their smartphones and view, fax or email a copy of the card directly to a healthcare provider’s office. “Hometown Health members now have on-the-go access to their in...
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Operation Sweaters for Veterans begins Nov. 1
Nov. 1 through Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Walton’s is collecting new or gently used sweaters and gloves, which will be delivered to local VA hospitals, VA homes and veterans service organizations.
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‘Wanda’s Closet’ seeks infant supplies donations
Casa de Vida’s “Wanda’s Closet” is a baby boutique providing free diapers, formula, wipes, baby equipment, food and clothing to at-risk infants and children under the age of five.
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Informational group for Medicare enrollment period
Senior Care Plus, a Medicare Advantage Plan offered by Hometown Health, is hosting daily informational group meetings to assist current and new members during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, which is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.
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Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada to host 47th Annual Convention
SPARKS — Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc. will host its 47th Annual Convention Oct. 29-Nov.1 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks. This will be the 47th annual meeting held since the non-profit organization’s inception in 1965. ITCN houses various community programs, such as; Women, Infant & Children, Child Care Development Fund, Native Workforce Development, Administration on Aging, Head Start, Domestic Violence, Statewide Native American C...
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Free geological field trip this weekend
RENO — The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, a public service and research department in the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno, is holding its 15th annual Earth Science Week field trip as part of a national celebration of earth sciences. This year’s event, titled “Tuff All Over: Exploring Faulted Volcanic Terrain in the Painted Hills, Virginia Mountains, West of Pyramid Lake,” will be led by University geologists D.D. LaPo...
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Halloween happenings at the Eldorado
The kids might have to wait until Oct. 31 for Halloween tricks and treats, but adults can get their party started early at the Eldorado Hotel Casino.
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TRTA to complete section of Rim to Reno Project
On Saturday, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association will put the finishing touches on a new section of trail within the Rim to Reno Trail System.
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Cooking equipment remains top cause of home structure fires
Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths in properties without working smoke alarms
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2012 Earth Science Week provides free geological field trip
RENO – The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, a public service and research department in the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno, is holding its 15th annual Earth Science Week field trip as part of a national celebration of earth sciences. This year’s event, titled “Tuff All Over: Exploring Faulted Volcanic Terrain in the Painted Hills, Virginia Mountains, West of Pyramid Lake,” will be led by University geologists D.D. LaPo...
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Presidential Debate Watch Party at John Ascuaga’s Nugget
SPARKS -- Republicans, Democrats and undecided voters wanted! Join us and watch the second Presidential Debate at John Ascuaga’s Nugget on Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. The Nugget is showing the debate on our big screens with group seating in the Casino Cabaret. Sit back and watch as the candidates make the case for your vote, while you sip on our special patriotic drinks, such as “The Blue Hawaiian Mule,” “The Red Pachyderm Cooler,” “The Bipartisa...
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Country legend Loretta Lynn to perform at
SPARKS -- Country legend Loretta Lynn will be packing the showroom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget on October 20th with opener Chuck Mead. For fifty years now, Loretta has fashioned a body of work as artistically and commercially successful—and as culturally significant—as any female performer you’d care to name. Her music has confronted many of the major social issues of her time, and her life story is a rags-to-riches tale familiar to pop, rock and...
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RTC hosts community workshop for 2035 Regional Transportaito...
RENO -- The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) will host a community planning workshop to review and discuss the transportation alternatives for the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Washoe County Senior Services Center (cafeteria/multi-purpose room) 1155 East 9th Street in Reno. With input received from the public, the community-based RTP identifies and defines the future transportation needs of ...
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WCSD Mariachi Music Program Grows With Help From Donors
RENO -- The number of students enrolled in the Washoe County School District’s mariachi pilot program has far surpassed expectations for the 2012-2013 school year, with 60 students participating in the program at four schools. Thanks to generous donations from the community, the District has been able to buy instruments for each student who is learning to play mariachi music. Nearly 37 percent of WCSD students are Hispanic, and studies show th...
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Robert Trivers to speak on deceit, self-deception
Renowned evolutionary biologist to make appearance Tuesday at UNR
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No More, Know More campaign set for October
WINNEMUCCA – Scrap Domestic Violence (ScrapDV) is set to launch NO MORE, KNOW MORE in Northern Nevada on October 1st with plans to maintain the campaign throughout National Domestic Violence Awareness month. NO MORE, KNOW MORE is an awareness campaign to increase outreach to programs and resources for those who are victims of domestic abuse. ScrapDV plans to Paper the Town in communities throughout Northern Nevada with brochures, posters and r...
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