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Hemophilia treatment center now open in Reno
RENO — The Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) of Nevada will hold an open house at 6 p.m. April 17 to officially mark the grand opening of its new facility in Reno. The celebration coincides with World Hemophilia Day, which promotes greater awareness of inherited bleeding disorders. The Hemophilia Treatment Center of Nevada, a program of the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, is the only federally recognized HTC in Nevada for those with inherited blee...
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TMCC hosts third Lighter than Air Vehicle Competition
RENO — At 11 a.m. Thursday, Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) will host its third annual Lighter than Air Vehicle Competition. Students will put their creativity and education to the test by designing and building innovative flying aircraft to compete in time trials. The fastest craft wins and each member of the team receives a TMCC scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. All TMCC students are eligible and teams must have three to ...
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Two join NNCCF board of directors
RENO — The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation board of directors recently welcomed two new members to support the organization’s mission of helping northern Nevada families in the fight against cancer. Steve Erger, vice president of commercial banking with Umpqua Bank, is a past Rotary Club president and has volunteered with various organizations and boards for the past 30 years. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and is marr...
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Lecture today about Europen explorer
ELKO — The California Trail Center presents a free talk on Peter Skene Ogden, one of the first documented European explorers to travel through northern Nevada at 7 p.m. today by Bob Pearce, local historian and member of the Humboldt High Roaders.  During the winter of 1828-29, Ogden, working for the Hudson Bay Company, traveled from Fort Nez Perce in the Pacific Northwest south through central Oregon entering what would become Nevada near pres...
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Volunteers needed to replant Bartley Ranch park
RENO — Volunteers are needed to help replant fire-damaged areas of Washoe County’s Bartley Ranch Regional Park on Saturday morning. About 50 volunteers are needed to help park staff replace 25 trees and 80 ornamental shrubs and grasses that were destroyed when the Caughlin Fire swept through the park last November. Loss of vegetation and erosion issues caused by fire damage have made parts of the park’s popular trail system unstable and unsafe...
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Trains Freestyle Contest coming to Alpine Meadows
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The High Fives Foundation, Alpine Meadows, VolklSkis and Marker Bindings present the Trains 2012 Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. The competition will be held on a slopestyle course on the Dance Floor Terrain Park. A unique format at a competition unlike any other, Trains will showcase the talents of 30 competitors vying for top honors and the chance to donate ...
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Reno Coin Club celebrates National Coin Week
CARSON CITY — The Nevada State Museum and Reno Coin Club are partnering to celebrate National Coin Week with a special event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 and 21 in Carson City. The Historic Coin Press No. 1, once a part of the U.S. Mint and now a central piece of the museum, will mint medallions having the famous “CC” mintmark. The coins are available for purchase at the museum’s coin press or in the store at 600 N. Carson St. Reno Coin Clu...
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Prescribed burns planned in coming weeks
CARSON CITY — The U.S. Forest Service is getting ready to implement a planned understory burn in Dog Valley, about 10 miles northwest of Reno in Sierra County, Calif. This burn may be implemented in the next few weeks as weather conditions permit. “Prescribed fire is an efficient way of removing woody debris, providing ecosystem benefits, and reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire and risk to firefighters in the event of a large scale fire...
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Great Basin advisory council to meet April 19
ELKO — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will hold a meeting on April 19 at the California Trail Interpretive Center. The public is invited to attend. The meeting will take place at the California Trail Interpretive Center located off Interstate 80 at Hunter exit 282. The meeting will begin promptly at 8 a.m. Agenda items for discussion include: term permit renewal process, greater sag...
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Bass restriction removed for urban ponds
RENO — A recent change in Nevada’s fishing regulations has relaxed the limit on black bass in Washoe County urban ponds from two bass to three, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) announced last week. Previously, the regulation allowed for a total of three fish of which no more than two could be black bass. The limit for Washoe County urban ponds is still three fish total. “We dropped the restriction on black bass as a way to simplify the...
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‘Speed dating’ for businesses Thursday
SPARKS — If you are a small business looking for “face time” with government contracting officers and prime contractors, Source Connection is for you. Source Connection is a free opportunity to present your business to federal agencies and prime contractors from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. Small-business specialists, small-business liaison officers and contracting officers will be available to meet wit...
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Piping Rock Equestrian Center under new ownership
TRUCKEE, Calif. – Piping Rock Equestrian Center recently was purchased by longtime horse enthusiasts Lisa Fielding and Ed Svendsen. Formerly called Tahoe Meadows Equestrian Center, Piping Rock is in operation year-round, offering a wide variety of English and Western lessons for all ages, summer camps and horse-boarding. Svendsen and Fielding purchased the 26-acre facility and 45 adjoining acres in summer 2011. They own and operate hay and cat...
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Credit Union raises money for children’s hospitals
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The first-ever Credit Union SacTown 10 Mile Run took place April 1 in downtown Sacramento, raising more than $140,000 for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in California and Nevada, including Renown Children’s Hospital in Reno. The event was sponsored by CU Miracle Day, Inc. along with 64 credit unions and credit union businesses, including Carson City-based Greater Nevada Credit Union. The SacTown race took place the s...
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Renown stroke support group at new location
Renown Institute for Neurosciences offers a monthly stroke support group to help patients and families respond to the stress of a stroke and learn about the recovery process in a supportive, open environment.
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Celebrate National Library Week with local events
“You belong @ Your Library” is the theme of this year’s National Library Week, today through April 14.
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Sparks offers golf lessons for all ages
Registration is open for the city of Sparks’ golf program for the spring and summer season held at Wildcreek Golf Course, 3500 Sullivan Lane.
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ACLU praises domestic 
partner benefit for public employees
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada commends the Nevada’s Public Employees’ Benefits Program Board for its unanimous decision on March 29 to approve the same subsidy for health insurance for domestic partners of public employees as it does for spouses.
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Moana Nursery hosts waterfowl seminar today
RENO — Today, join Moana Nursery for “Waterfowl . . . Ducks for the Whole Family,” from 10 a.m. to noon as part of its April seminar series. Who knew there were so many different varieties of ducks in Reno?  Join local birding guru and longtime Audubon Society member Alan Gubanich for a slide show and pointers for identifying various duck species, followed by a field trip to Virginia Lake to practice what you’ve learned. Meet in the Landscape ...
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Reno Jr. League holds Kentucky Derby Day
RENO — Junior League of Reno presents the first annual “Kentucky Derby Day - Juleps, Jockeys and Jazz,” from noon to 4 p.m. May 5 at Hidden Valley Country Club. With limited tickets available, the major fundraising event is expected to sell out, creating a much-anticipated launch to the organization’s new fundraising initiative. Open to the general public, the derby event will feature a live running of the Kentucky Derby horse race and a South...
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Forest Service plans prescribed burns west of Reno
RENO — The U.S. Forest Service plans prescribed burns in the Dog Valley area northwest of Reno to reduce fuel loads. The agency says about 150 acres are targeted for underbrush removal, and hand crews and engines will be on site to monitor the fires. Agency officials say the burns will be conducted over the coming weeks as weather allows. They also advise that residents can expect to see smoke and may encounter some travel delays in the area w...
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