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Men’s Health ranks Reno in top 10 of ‘coffee crazed cities’
RENO -- Each month, Men’s Health ranks 100 of the nation’s largest cities in every area of life, especially those that impact everyone’s health and well being, providing a powerful statistical snapshot of urban America. In the May issue, Men’s Health looks at the most coffee-crazed cities and finds that more java junkies can be found in Portland, Maine than anywhere else. To determine the rankings, Men’s Health looked at the percentage of hous...
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‘Fire Hurts’ campaign kicks off in May
RENO -- On Thursday, May 8, the Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada will launch the second annual “Fire Hurts...Red Cross Helps” campaign to raise $250,000 in order to fund emergency assistance to local families who have lost their home to fire. The money raised for this campaign stays in the northern Nevada area. “We are thrilled that the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada are partn...
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Reno Earth Day happening Sunday
RENO -- Reno Earth Day will be celebrated Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Idlewild Park in Reno. The event is free and open to the public. The event is described as a “feast for all the senses” featuring food, crafts, green technologies, live animals and live entertainment throughout the event. Sponsors and vendors of the event including Sparks’ own Great Basin Brewing Co., Truckee Meadows Water Authority, Computer Corps, Mercury and the City...
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City of Sparks to hold tree planting
SPARKS -- The City of Sparks will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday with a tree planting at Greenbrae Elementary School, located at 1840 4th Street. The ceremony, scheduled for 1 p.m., honors the 142nd anniversary of this special tree-planting day observed throughout the nation. Arbor Day was first held in Nebraska on April 10, 1872 in celebration of the planting of one million trees in the state. The annual observance was created to promote bette...
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Aces announce partnership with Sierra Neurosurgery
RENO — The Reno Aces Baseball Club has partnered with Sierra Neurosurgery Group to make them the exclusive neurosurgeons of the Reno Aces, the club announced April 10. Sierra Neurosurgery Group (SNG) is the largest private practice neurosurgery group on the West Coast. The deal makes the long-time practice the exclusive neurosurgery group for the team, helping treat and prevent traumatic, potentially debilitating injury to the players. Togethe...
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Reno Library winner in ‘Libraries Are Beautiful’ contest
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses, announced on April 14 the winners of its “Libraries Are Beautiful – Inside and Out” photo contest. The Downtown Reno Library was named one of the winners. Launched in celebration of National Library Week, taking place April 13-19, the contest showcases libraries that make their communities ...
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UNR’s concrete canoe team takes first-place win at regionals
RENO — Months of weekend trainings and more than 3,000 man hours of design and construction work paid off in a big way for the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Engineering concrete canoe team. Thirty-nine civil engineering students competed in the two-day Mid-Pacific Regional Conference hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers and California State University, Fresno in central California. Competitions included concrete canoe, s...
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Truckee Meadows Fire recruits for reserve firefighters
RENO — The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) is recruiting firefighters for the District’s reserve firefighter program. The program is currently limited to 40 personnel who will be assigned to one of the District’s 11 full-time operated fire stations. Reserve firefighters will be given an opportunity to gain valuable firefighting and EMS experience. Serving alongside with career firefighters, reserves are entrusted with providin...
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AACT students garner international honors
, 2014) – A student engineering team from the Academy of Arts, Careers & Technology (AACT) has won the first NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, beating dozens of other high school teams from 19 states, Puerto Rico, Germany, India, Mexico, and Russia. The students from AACT designed and built a rover that addresses potential engineering challenges that could be encountered during exploration of other planets for the competition, which was ...
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Public invited to Sheriff’s Forensic Science Division open h...
RENO — Washoe County residents are invited to get a unique behind-the-scenes look at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Division during a public open house from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. This open house is a rare opportunity for anyone who enjoys television shows like NCIS or CSI to see how a real life, local Forensic Science Division operates. Staff will demonstrate how they develop latent prints, test for...
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Baby shower celebration, no-cost Childhood Immunization Clinic
ise childhood immunization rates in northern Nevada, Immunize Nevada, as part of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), is hosting a baby shower and immunization clinic. Free food, raffles for baby gear, information on health benefits and services as well as immunizations will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside Meadowood Mall on Saturday, April 26. All recommended childhood immunizations will be available for children 4 years old and ...
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Sign up now for Caron City’s Ghost Walking Tours
CARSON CITY — Carson City’s rich and intriguing history is explored and theatrically relived in Carson’s seasonal Ghost Walking Tours. The Carson City Ghost Walk and Ghost Walking Tours are a delightfully spooky and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian Era and diverse history. Hear about lingering spirits of the past centuries, haunted and paranormal stories. This is a spirit lead, guided walking tour of the downtown district’s ...
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Sparks now home to Irish Pub, Texas style barbecue
SPARKS — Dining options in Sparks have expanded with the opening of CBQ (Cowboy Bar & Que) and O’Cleary’s Irish Pub April 24 at The Outlets at Sparks. Leasing approximately 24,000 square feet, the new restaurants take over the space formerly occupied by Cadillac Ranch and Rack N Pinz on the second floor and located next door to the new Galaxy Sparks IMAX Theater. Owned by Trifecta Management Group (TMG), the restaurants are designed to create ...
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April showers bring May kittens at Nevada Humane Society
Spring is here, and that means kitten season is underway. Each day, orphaned kittens arrive at Nevada Humane Society in desperate need of volunteer Foster Caregivers to provide them with a temporary home. How can you help? Attend the Kitten Shower on Saturday, April 26 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Nevada Humane Society shelter on Longley Lane.   Guests can visit with current Foster Caregivers who will share their experiences with this rewarding ...
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Tahoe Donner Golf season passes and multi-play packs on now
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Donner Golf Course 2014 season passes and multi-play packs are on sale now with early buy discounts available through April 30. Following such a mild winter, Tahoe Donner golf management anticipates opening the golf course by mid-May, with perhaps the earliest opening to date. It’s also likely that the driving range may open even before May. The upside to a light snow year is that the golf season may turn out to be the ...
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UNR plans to go tobacco-free in 2015
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno announced March 31 its plans to implement a Tobacco-Free University policy effective Aug. 1, 2015. This action has been endorsed through resolutions of support by the Faculty Senate, Staff Employees Council, Graduate Student Association and Associated Students of the University of Nevada. The university will join nearly 1,200 other U.S. colleges and universities that have implemented a tobacco-free policy....
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SPCA celebrates National Volunteer Week
RENO — The SPCA of Northern Nevada (SPCA) is honoring volunteers and their service to the SPCA with a week of events. National Volunteer Week is a time dedicated to demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. National Volunteer Week, April 6-13, is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change...
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Sheriff’s Office warns of new twist to ‘Arrest Warrant’ scam
SPARKS -- The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is sending out a warning to area residents today that there appears to be a new twist to the “Arrest Warrant” scam in which scammers pose as Sheriff’s Office personnel to fraudulently obtain money from innocent victims.  The Sheriff’s Office has received a number of reports this week from residents who said they were called by individuals claiming to represent the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and ...
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Registration open for 2014 Walk for Animals
SPARKS -- Nevada Humane Society is asking animal lovers to gather donations for the care of homeless dogs and cats by participating in the Walk for Animals on May 24 at Sparks Marina. The event includes a two-mile fun walk, music, face painting, exhibitors, refreshments, pet activities, including the Half Pint Hustle and Spa for the Paws and much more. Four-legged walkers on leashes are welcome. “In 2013, we aided over 12,000 animals, sheltere...
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Adventure Risk Challenge offers summer camp for youth
LAKE TAHOE -- UC Berkeley’s Adventure Risk Challenge Program (ARC) is offering a unique opportunity to Lake Tahoe youth this summer. For three weeks, ten teenage youth will explore the Lake Tahoe Region’s natural beauty, its waterfalls, its alpine lakes and its spectacular granite peaks. Outdoor adventures like rafting, rock climbing and backpacking will be combined with an academic curriculum that strengthens students’ English literacy and le...
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