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Volunteers needed for Lake Tahoe wooden boat show
CARNELIAN BAY, Calif. — The annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance, scheduled for Aug. 10 and 11 at the Sierra Boat Company, is once again calling on the support of its community members to help make this year’s show, which is not only celebrating its 40th anniversary but also celebrating the Marque Class Riva Aquarama’s 50th anniversary, the most successful show to date. Volunteering for the Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance is a fun way to mee...
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KNPB wins two bronze at Telly Awards
RENO — KNPB, northern Nevada’s public broadcasting television station, has been named the winner of two bronze awards in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for local documentaries titled “Stewards of the Rangeland and “The Work of Art.” KNPB now has 11 Telly awards to its credit. “Stewards of the Rangeland” introduces five northern Nevada ranching families and the challenges they face while maintaining BLM and U.S. Forest Service lands as well as th...
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Health care event this week for rural Nevadans
CARSON CITY — More than 600 people from Lyon, Storey and Mineral counties will get free health care services this week. Most of the people who have applied for services are employed, but cannot afford the skyrocketing cost of insurance or health care services, especially dental care. “The requests for services have been hearbreaking to read,” said Christy McGill, director of the Healthy Communities Coalition. The free health care event was ini...
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New info portal for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue patients
RENO — The Northern Nevada FM/CFS Network (NNFCN) announced the launch of a new blog at nnfcn.wordpress.com to share information about resources for people with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and similar conditions. Those interested can visit the blog or sign up to have updates emailed to them. Article, video and website submissions are welcome. Email the link to info@nnfcn.org. For more information, visit www.nnfcn.org.
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Lockwood Landfill to launch renewable energy plant
RENO — After months of construction, the Lockwood Landfill will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to launch a renewable energy plant that will use landfill gas to generate up to 3.2 megawatts of electricity. Gas that is naturally produced as waste decomposes in the landfill will be piped to an onsite energy plant, where it will be used to power two generators. The energy produced will be delivered to NV Energy to help power local homes. In...
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Cold extends Link Piazzo Dog Park closure one week
RENO — Recent cold weather has affected seasonal turf maintenance efforts at the Link Piazzo Dog Park in Hidden Valley Regional Park and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space Department announced Wednesday that it will need to keep the dog park closed for an extra week to allow the new seed and turf to recover from the freezing temperatures. The dog park will now re-open April 23. Seasonal turf maintenance at the dog park takes place eve...
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Amodei pushes Yerington plan
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) is applauding the decision by the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands to hold a legislative hearing for H.R. 4039, the Yerington Land Conveyance and Sustainable Development Act, on Tuesday. The hearing is a first step before the bill can be marked up by the committee and brought to the House floor for consideration. “For more than four years, the city of ...
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Horse cutting championships come to Reno
The Fort Worth, Texas-based National Cutting Horse Associaton’s Western National Championships, presented by the Four Sixes Ranch, will tread new ground at the Reno Livestock Events Center April 28 through May 8.
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Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Champs move to Squaw Valley for 2013
After a 10-year hiatus from the Golden State, the 2013 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships will move to Squaw Valley.
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Many cultures celebrated this month on UNR campus
Throughout April and May, the University of Nevada, Reno’s Center for Student Cultural Diversity hosts its Annual Intercultural Month, with more than 40 events scheduled that reflect and respect the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of students and faculty at the university.
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Sparks honored for procurement process
The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council has named the city of Sparks a 2012 recipient of the UPPCC Agency Certification Award in the Small Agency category.
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Bishop Manogue to hold science afternoon
Local students, grades K through 8, are invited to an exciting afternoon of hands-on scientific activities, demonstrations and explorations at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School on April 21.
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CEO of Perlan Project to speak about unique sailplane initia...
RENO — The Reno Air Racing Foundation (RARF) will host the next seminar in the “Pathways to Aviation” series today. The event will feature Ed Warnock, CEO of the Perlan Project, and Paul McFarlane, lead flight director at the Challenger Learning Center, as they share their passion and educate students and enthusiasts about the world of flight. The event begins with light refreshments at 6 p.m. in the Great Room on the fourth floor of the Joe C...
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5K to benefit domestic violence victims
RENO — The fifth annual Safe & Healthy Homes 5K River Run and Walk takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday at Idlewild Park. The annual event benefits the Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW) with $10 from each race entry going directly to the organization with a mission to end family violence. The Washoe County Domestic Violence Task Force holds the annual event as one of its annual fundraisers. The entry fee is $30 through April 20 and then increases...
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Display to mark Civil War 150 anniversary
RENO — A unique public display of Civil War artifacts will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Reno Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, located behind the Moana Pool building with access off Baker Lane or through the pool parking lot. The free display is being held by the William Passmore Carlin Camp 25 of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, and the Battle Born Civil War Re-enactors organization as part of their observance of the se...
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New pediatric cancer specialist at Renown
RENO — Renown Children’s Hospital welcomes Dr. Victoria Castañeda, a full-time pediatric hematologist/oncologist. “Renown Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce this expanded physician coverage, which means families can receive quality health care here at home,” said David Veillette, executive vice president of specialty hospitals at Renown Health. “Previously, there had been visiting physician coverage in the community just three days a w...
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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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