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Washoe County's North Valleys Park, Reno Air Races will dedi...
RENO -- Washoe County will honor the 50th anniversary of the Reno Air Races with the installation of a replica of the legendary F8F Bearcat airplane Rare Bear at the North Valleys Regional Park Monday at 9:30 a.m. The 7,100 square foot water park in North Valleys is under construction and will have an air race theme that includes more than 20 different water features and more than 60 spray heads. The new addition to the park is supported by fu...
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Inaugural Safety Fair comes to Spanish Springs Library
This Spanish Springs Library will be hosting a Safety Fair Family Program from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in Sparks. See safety equipment and meet emergency personnel from Truckee Meadows Fire Protection, Washoe County Sheriff's Office, REMSA, and the Nevada Highway Patrol. Read to a Paws 2 Read dog, meet a guide dog puppy from Eyes for Tomorrow, play Safety Bingo, register your child with Child I.D., receive information about vaccinations from Walgre...
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Volunteers play key role at rib cook-off
America’s biggest and best free rib festival celebrated its 25th anniversary over the last week, and none of it would be possible if it wasn’t for the numerous volunteers.
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Burning Man Bike Extravaganza at Reno Bike Project
This year, Reno Bike Project has fixed more than 400 bikes to be sold, with prices starting at $60 per bike.
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Reno Composite Squadron completes search and rescue exercise
The Reno Squadron and elements of the Nevada Wing of our Civil Air Patrol have successfully completed the 2013 mid-summer Search and Rescue Exercise.
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Singer celebrates Lincoln Highway, state history with perfor...
Classically trained vocalist Cece Otto will perform "An American Songline" at the Nevada Historical Society from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 24.
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Planned Parenthood offers HPV vaccines for immunization awar...
Planned Parenthood is participating in National Immunization Awareness Month for the duration of August by encouraging parents with young girls and boys aged 9-14 and young women between the ages of 15-26 to get the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, which can prevent cancer.
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Sheriff’s Deputy Cole Bunyard named Deputy of the Year
Washoe County Sheriff’s Deputy Cole Bunyard was awarded the 2012 Washoe County Deputy of the Year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10053 of Verdi.
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Wild Island announces back to school hours
Wild Island is announcing its new extended summer hours, to help families get the most out of these last hot months.
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Deadline to join Citizen Advisory Boards extended
The deadline to apply for several of Washoe County’s new volunteer Citizen Advisory Boards has been extended to Sept. 30.
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Squeeze In holds food and hygiene item drive for local chari...
All four locations of Squeeze In restaurants are holding a food and hygiene item drive for Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and the St. Vincent’s Food Pantry programs.
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Local church hosts event with best-selling author, religious...
LifeWay Christian Resources is slated to bring well-known Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore to Sparks Christian Fellowship via simulcast on Sept. 14.
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Computer classes Thursdays at the Sparks Library
The Washoe County Library System offer three hands on, basic computer skills classes weekly at the Downtown Reno and Sparks libraries.
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School of Medicine sets free August clinic dates
A general clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 17; a women’s clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 24; and a children’s clinic will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 27.
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Cruise giveaway beckons Nevada family caregivers
Nevada residents are invited to nominate deserving family caregivers – including themselves – for the opportunity to win a free, four-night, five-day cruise.
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Nevada art collector speaks at Comstock History Center
The Comstock History Center welcomes renowned Nevada art collector Wally Cuchine to speak during a two-hour presentation on from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 3.
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Nevada Highway Patrol undergoes 'I-80 Challenge'
SPARKS -- The Nevada Highway Patrol will be partnering with Highway Patrol agencies from California, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to provide the motoring public with an “I-80 Challenge” from July 24th – July 31, 2013.  State Highway Patrol agencies from all eleven states are challenging the motoring public to do their part in reducing accidents along the 2900-mile stretch of Interstate 80...
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University of Nevada, Reno, Student Wins Prestigious Award
RENO -- Brittany Bell has received Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women’s prestigious Jean Wirths Scott Leadership Award for Outstanding Change Leadership. Bell recognized she was in a position to affect positive change, not just within her own chapter, but also on a larger scale in the University’s Panhellenic community. The Jean Wirths Scott Leadership Award for Outstanding Change Leadership recognizes a junior or senior who has served on her ch...
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Washoe County continues free summer concert series at Lazy 5...
SPARKS -- Washoe County’s Lazy 5 Regional Park in Spanish Springs continues the ninth annual free Wednesday evening concert series July 24 featuring R&B with Guitar Woody & The Boilers. Due to exceptional support from the community, this summer’s series has been expanded to 12 concerts and will close out August 28 with a special performance from the Bystanders with Katy Simon. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings at the Lazy 5 Re...
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