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Redneck Rodeo Truck Show winners announced
SPARKS -- The 2nd Annual Redneck Rodeo Truck show on Friday was bigger and better than last year, with more than 100 redneck trucks in attendance! That’s up from just 40 redneck trucks in 2012. John Ascuaga’s Nugget and the Reno Rodeo plan to continue to grow the event in the coming years. “It would be great to bring in people from the surrounding regions, and eventually be able to line Victorian Avenue with redneck trucks,” said Lauren Garber...
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Give Hope Foundation hosts annual golf classic Friday
RENO - The Give Hope Foundation announced its 2013 Annual Golf Tournament, the Give Hope Northern Nevada Golf Classic at LakeRidge Golf Course on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm. This annual event raises money to assist local children and their families dealing with catastrophic childhood illnesses and provides an opportunity for community members to join together for a beautiful afternoon of golf, generosity and fun. Give Hope is operated 100...
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Professional Firefighters of Nevada embark on “Living With F...
RENO -- (LAS VEGAS, NV) – The Professional Firefighters of Nevada (PFFN) recently embarked on a new partnership with the “Living With Fire” Program, a community educational effort developed and managed by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension to encourage Nevadans to live safer with the rising threat of wildfires. The 17 locals within the PFFN will be participating in the campaign this year by helping to deliver the established messag...
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Ken Coll named dean of College of Education
RENO, Nev. – Ken Coll has been named dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. Coll comes to Nevada from Boise State University where he serves as associate dean of the College of Education. Much of Coll’s career and research have focused on educational psychology and counseling, specialties that overlap with student development at all levels from pre-kindergarten through higher education. Coll spent nearly a decade w...
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President Obama nominates UNR archivist to national board
RENO – The University of Nevada, Reno’s Jacquelyn Sundstrand is relishing in both the honor and the excitement of having been selected by President Barack Obama to serve on the Institute of Museum and Library Services Board for a five-year appointment. Sundstrand, an associate professor and the Manuscripts and Archives Librarian in the University Libraries’ Special Collections since 2001, recently returned from Washington, D.C. where she was s...
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Guns and Hoses tournament raises nearly $12,000
RENO -- The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District's inaugural Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament raised $11,835.00 for the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation this week. Eighty golfers from the Sheriff’s Office and TMFPD took time off work to compete in the tournament on Monday, May 20. The idea for the tournament was first suggested by the Hidden Valley Country Club. “When Hidden Valley Country Club ...
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RTC seeks public input on complete streets survey
SPARKS -- The Regional Transportation Commission in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is requesting public participation in a survey to help assess the economic impacts of roadways where Complete Streets have been implemented. During the past few years, RTC has redesigned some area streets to improve safety and enhance access for all users such as bicyclists, transit riders, pedestrians and motorists. Studies indicate numer...
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Tahoe Area Summer Camps for youth
INCLINE VILLAGE — The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, and the American Red Cross (ARC) are partnering for their sixth annual Youth Backcountry Camp (YBCC) summer program. Teens ages 12 to 17 are invited to attend one of the three, five or six day programs and partake in an inspiring wilderness experience. Year after year, these programs prove to be a great opportunity for local teens to make new friends wh...
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Sierra Contractor’s Source Sponsoring Networking Event “How ...
RENO — From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sierra Contractor’s Source (SCS) is hosting "How to Build Local," an event to promote local business networking with new and existing members. Free event exhibitor space is still available for any vendors or businesses wanting to connect with the construction industry in northern Nevada, said Frank Hawbolt, owner of Sierra Contractor’s Source. It will be held at 860 Maestro Drive, with food catered by Sauc...
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Anti-bullying poker ride June 1
RENO — Law enforcement motorcycle club Blue Knights, Nevada II have teamed with non-profit organization Drew's Voice to help raise awareness for bullying. The ride will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 1. The ride begins at the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Nevada, 1870 Russell Way in Carson City, and concludes at Eldorado Hotel and Casino Bubinga Lounge, located at 345 N. Virginia St. in Reno. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and k...
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Catholic Charities seeking donations for hygiene kits
RENO — In an effort to increase the number of people living in poverty helped through their Emergency Assistance Program, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) will soon begin distributing pre-packaged hygiene kits to clients who visit their location at 500 E. Fourth St. in downtown Reno. Currently the non-profit distributes hundreds of separately packaged hygiene items to clients each day, but these items may only last a week or so. Th...
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UNR announces first Girls in Engineering summer camp
RENO — The College of Engineering will be hosting its first annual Girls in Engineering camp this summer. The weeklong camp, designed for girls ages 13 to 15, aims to encourage more area girls to consider engineering as a career path. “We’ve had a few girls go through our camps in the past, and we saw a need for these girls to have a place of their own to realize that women can be successful in engineering,” said Elyse Bozsik, K-12 outreach co...
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State Forestry Nursery open for the season
WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. — The Nevada Division of Forestry State Tree Nursery in Washoe Valley is now open for the season. The nursery will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, until June 8. Hours for the rest of the season are from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays A variety of trees and shrubs are available and cost between $4.50 and $20. Plants are to be used for conservation purposes such as water conservation, ...
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SPCA of Northern Nevada offers classes for animal lovers
RENO — The SPCA of Northern Nevada is offering two classes for animal lovers.  Due to the success of the class aromatherapy for animals is being offered again.  This class centers on the use of essential oils for your dog or cat.  Find out the benefits of calming lavender, cleansing cinnamon and many other uses for the health and well being of your companion animal.  Incorporate the healing properties of natural care for your best friend witho...
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Celebrate National Women’s Health Week by getting healthy
RENO — The 14th annual observance of National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day and is celebrated through Saturday. With the theme, “It’s Your Time,” National Women’s Health Week 2013 encourages women to make their health a top priority, and take simple steps for longer, healthier, and happier lives. During National Women’s Health Week, women are encouraged to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certa...
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TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada presents “Cinders”
The play runs 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.
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Reno-Tahoe Airport opens new Wolf Pack wall Tuesday
The newly enhanced Wolf Pack Wall at Reno-Tahoe International Airport will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
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Saddle-trained horses up for adoption Saturday
The second of three annual saddle-trained horse adoption events in Carson City will be held on Saturday at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center.
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Solar energy rebates available in Sparks
SPARKS — NV Energy is now offering rebates for natural gas customers in Reno and Sparks who want to use solar energy to help heat their homes. In addition, NV Energy and Southwest Gas are hosting a free workshop on solar space heating and solar water heating from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Ruby and Teton Rooms at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. Solar space heating systems usually consist of solar collectors installed on a south facing ro...
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Sparks Fire Department promotes Project SAFE
SPARKS — You never know when a fire might strike, but it’s always best to be prepared. Taking steps such as keeping an updated, functional smoke alarm in every sleeping room and centrally located in the hallway can make all the difference in keeping you and your loved ones safe. Since January 2007, the Sparks Fire Department has offered residents its Project Survive A Fire Emergency (SAFE) campaign, which provides vital information about smoke...
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