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Moms see King Tut exhibit free for ‘Mummy’s Day’ Weekend
RENO — The best place for “mummies” on Mother’s Day weekend is the “King Tut: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum. Bring mom to the exhibit on May 12 or 13 and she’ll get to see King Tut’s mummy and the other spectacular hand-made reproductions of the wonderful treasures found in the Tut’s tomb for free in celebration of her special day. “King Tut: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” is a family-...
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UNR to host 2nd geothermal academy
RENO ­— With the growth of geothermal energy production gaining momentum, scientists, engineers and students are looking this summer toward the University of Nevada, Reno for the second annual National Geothermal Academy. The university was chosen to host the eight-week session of courses last year by a cooperative of top geothermal schools because of its expertise in geothermal research and exploration and the abundance of geothermal activity...
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Additional bighorn sheep re-introduced into Virginia Range
RENO — Nevada Bighorns Unlimited (NBU) in conjunction with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) released an additional five adult desert bighorn rams into their native habitat of Clark Mountain in the Virginia Range east of Reno on Monday. “This re-introduction of desert bighorn sheep is the continuation of our efforts we began last October to establish a healthy population of desert bighorn sheep in the Virginia Range,” said Steve Field, ...
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TMCC ‘Leap into Financial Aid’ event today
RENO — Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) will help students plan for the cost of college by hosting a Leap into Financial Aid night today at 6 p.m. TMCC financial aid experts will be on hand to address all questions regarding Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), scholarships, veterans education benefits, Nevada’s Millennium Scholarship, student employment and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEARUP) as well as T...
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Memorial for peace officers is Thursday
CARSON CITY — In conjunction with National Police Week, the 15th annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ceremony will be held Thursday on the Capitol grounds in Carson City. The service will honor the 120 Nevada peace officers who have been killed in the line of duty. The first officer killed in the line of duty was Carson County Nevada Territory Sheriff John L. Blackburn, who was killed in 1861 while making an arrest. The last office...
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NNMC hires director of performance improvement
SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) on Tuesday announced the recent hiring of Myrna Feldman as director of clinical effectiveness and performance improvement. Feldman brings more than 20 years of quality improvement experience to the northern Nevada community. She spent the last two years as the director of quality and risk management at Hualapai Mountain Medical Center in Kingman, Ariz., where she was responsible for infection cont...
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Important voting deadlines approaching
CARSON CITY — The final day to register to vote by mail or electronically is less than two weeks away, and Secretary of State Ross Miller is reminding the public that online resources are available for voters who need to meet several key deadlines to participate. “My office is working closely with county registrars to ensure that all Nevadans have the opportunity to register and cast their votes in a secure electoral system for the primary ele...
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May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer month
CARSON CITY — Summer is near and the Nevada State Health Division (NSHD) reminds Nevadans to take care every day to prevent skin cancer. Nevadans take part in many outdoor activities, and these activities take place in fairly high elevations with more than 250 sunny days per year. May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, and the Friday before Memorial Day is designated “Don’t Fry Day.” Skin cancer is the most common type of ...
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Kindergarten registration begins Monday
RENO — Registration for kindergarten or first-grade students who are new to the Washoe County School District for the 2012-2013 school year begins Monday. Parents can fill out the registration forms prior to this date using the district’s online registration system. Registration must be completed, however, at the student’s zoned school anytime on or after Monday. “We’re looking forward to welcoming our youngest students to school in the coming...
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Planned Parenthood to present Morgan Scholarships
RENO — The local affiliate of Planned Parenthood will present scholarships to three teen moms who have overcome the odds by completing high school and broken the cycle of repeated pregnancies. On May 30, Keleka Kam, Erika Martinez and Lisa Cooper will be presented with Morgan Scholarships for their completion of the Teen Success Program, which aims to break the cycle of repeated pregnancy and interrupted education that often traps teen mothers...
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One Nevada business to win $10,000
RENO — Nevada State Bank is giving Nevada businesses an opportunity to showcase their products or services for a chance to win $10,000 in cash during Nevada State Bank’s “Cash Flow to Grow” video contest. The social media-based contest encourages businesses to upload a short video (two minutes or less) to the Nevada Small Business Facebook page detailing their answer to the question, “How can your business benefit from a $10,000 increase in it...
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Sparks to hold child and adult mixed golf classes
SPARKS — Space is still available for the city’s mixed child and adult golf classes scheduled this spring and summer at Wildcreek Golf Course located at 3500 Sullivan Lane. Upcoming sessions will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning May 16 through Aug. 1. The classes offer an ideal setting for parents and grandparents to learn the game of golf with their children and grandchildren or for spouses and partners to take part in classes togeth...
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Free fire evacuation workshop today
RENO — As part of Wildfire Awareness Week, a variety of organizations will participate in a free All-Risk Emergency Preparedness Evacuation Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Galena High School. Attendees will hear a presentation on evacuation preparation and have a chance to visit with local services representatives to discuss specific questions one-on-one. Topics include: • How evacuation orders are determined • Emergency notification method...
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Amodei introduces bill to speed public land transfers
WASHINGTON — Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) announced Monday he has introduced H.R.4976, the Small Lands Tracks Conveyance Act, to accelerate the process for transferring small parcels of federal land to local communities. In Western states, straightforward, non-controversial public land sales to decrease the vast federal inventory and promote local control can take in excess of a decade. Amodei said that while he believes there should be scrutiny ...
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Backpack Buddies receives money from GE Employees
MINDEN — Spurred by a challenge from company leadership, GE Measurement & Control employees in Minden have raised more than $8,000 for the Backpack Buddies program, an organization that provides weekend food for children in need. Typically, the GE Volunteers, an internal organization that provides opportunities to get employees involved in the community, supports Backpack Buddies for two four-week periods throughout the year by conducting an i...
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Celebrate Public Gardens Day with tour at May Arboretum
RENO — A free guided tour of the Wilbur D. May Arboretum will be offered at 11:30 a.m. on May 11 in honor of National Public Gardens Day. According to the Rain Bird & American Public Gardens Association, “National Public Gardens Day is a national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and their important role in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communit...
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Container gardening, bird habitat seminar in May at Moana Nu...
RENO — Moana Nursery has announced its monthly seminar schedule for May. May 5: Spring Container Workshop for Novices and Experienced Gardeners — Join plant doctor and high desert gardener extraordinaire Lisa Braginton as she teaches the essentials of creating a living container and shares design and planting tips that can be used anywhere in the garden. Participants will leave with a 15-inch, 3-gallon container complete with spillers, fillers...
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Shooting range grant funds available
RENO — The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) receives the bulk of its funding through user fees (hunting and fishing licenses, big game tags, etc.) and excise taxes on shooting, archery, angling and recreational boating equipment collected by the federal government. In turn, NDOW wants to return some of those tax revenues to Nevada through shooting range grants and is seeking worthy projects to do just that. Any individual or organization w...
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Sierra Nevada Job Corps ranks high in nation
Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center reported Thursday that it recently ranked 11th out of 125 Job Corps centers across the nation by the United States Department of Labor.
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UNR’s GPS technology used for NASA quake monitoring test
GPS technology developed and implemented at the University of Nevada, Reno will be the centerpiece of a major test this year by NASA to pinpoint the location and magnitude of strong earthquakes along the West Coast of the United States, officials said this week.
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