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Finalists announced to lead UNR journalism school
RENO — The search for a new dean at the Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno has narrowed to four candidates — all of whom will visit campus in the coming weeks. The four finalists are Kristin Gilger, an associate dean at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University; Pamela J. Kalbfleisch, a communication professor and special assistant to the president fo...
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Broncos fans challenge Wolf Pack fans in hunger drive
BOISE, Idaho — “Fans with Cans” is the theme for Hunger Bowl IV, the University of Nevada-Boise State football game on Saturday at Bronco Stadium. In addition to the food drive for the Idaho Food Bank that will take place at the game, Boise State has issued a challenge to Wolf Pack fans to compete in an online virtual food drive to raise funds for hunger relief in both areas. Wolf Pack and Bronco fans anywhere can visit hungerbowl.org and clic...
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Save Mart gives $15,000 to diabetes teen camp
MODESTO, Calif. — On Saturday, Bobby McDowell, senior director of operations for Nevada Save Mart stores and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk chairman for Northern California, will present a $15,000 check in support of the Nevada Diabetes Association teen camp. This is the third year that Save Mart CARES has supported the teen camp with a $15,000 donation. Save Mart CARES — Community, Arts, Recreation, Education, Sports — is a...
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Event to feature readings of banned books
RENO — “I read banned books,” an evening of readings from books that have been censored or challenged in the United States, will be held at 6 p.m. today. The second annual event, which explores censorship and the importance of artistic freedom, is being held during the American Library Association’s Banned Books week, Sept. 24 through Oct. 1. Special events are held across the country each year to draw attention to the many well-known and well...
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Report: Nevada tops in women murdered by men
RENO — A study released by the Violence Policy Center last week stated that Nevada ranked first in the nation in the rate of women killed by men for the second year in a row with a rate of 2.70 per 100,000. This rate was more than double the national average. Nevada has held the top position for four of the last five years. Snapshot of Nevada, according to the VPC study: • In 2009, 35 women were murdered by men in Nevada. • For homicides in wh...
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Fallon workshop to help farmers boost profits
RENO — Farmers and ranchers can refine and enhance their business development, management and marketing skills at the Nevada Building Farmers Program workshop being held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Co-sponsored by Utah State University Extension and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the workshop is designed to help both new and experienced farmers learn the tools to succeed in direct market outlets. The workshop will be held at the Chur...
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Turn in prescription drugs this weekend
RENO — Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN), the Reno Police Department and many others are partnering for the Prescription Drug Round-Up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at several local retail locations to collect unwanted, expired prescription drugs. The semi-annual event was created to remove old medications from homes to eliminate the potential for abuse or dependence by those who have easy access to medicine cabinets, such as teenagers ...
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Board member fundraising webinar
On Tuesday, NPcatalyst will be conducting a webinar on the role of board members in the donor solicitation process.
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Gov. Sandoval appoints leaders and teachers to local council
In accordance with Assembly Bill 222, Gov. Brian Sandoval has appointed the Teachers and Leaders Council.
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Rail City Garden Center presents scarecrow building classes
Learn to scare with flair at the Rail City Garden Center Green College Seminar on Scarecrow Building, on both Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Comment on BLM wild horse gathers
The BLM released the Preliminary Garfield Flat and Marietta Herd Management Areas Gather Plan and Environmental Assessment for public review and comment.
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Openings on Sparks Parks and Recreation Comm.
SPARKS — The city has three positions currently open on the Sparks Parks and Recreation Commission. If you are a resident of Sparks or if you own a business in the city and have a valid business license, you are eligible to apply. The nine-member panel meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Positions are appointed by the mayor of Sparks with confirmation by the Sparks City Council. For more information and to apply, go to spa...
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Tahoe Plane Crash
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A pilot was airlifted to a hospital in Reno Wednesday with serious injuries after a twin-engine plane he was flying crashed shortly after takeoff near Lake Tahoe and caught fire. Kevin Bumen, director of aviation at Truckee Tahoe Airport, said the pilot was the only person onboard when the Piper Aztec crashed into an aircraft parking area around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday.
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Sparks police reserve officer program returns
SPARKS ­— Beginning Monday, residents interested in joining the Sparks Police Department Reserve Office Program can pick-up applications at the front desk of the police station located at 1701 E. Prater Way. Applications will be accepted for 30 days. The SPD is looking to recruit 10 reserve officers during the initial re-launch.
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Players, hole sponsors needed for Sparks mayor’s golf tourney
SPARKS — Players are still needed for the Sparks Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament, happening at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Resort at Red Hawk, on the Lakes Course. The entry fee is $100 per person. Hole sponsorships with signage are also available for $100 each. Proceeds benefit at-risk youth who have limited access to recreational programs due to financial hardships. Now in its 11th year, the Mayor’s Cup features a four-person scramble format and plenty...
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Kick-off set as Nev. cell phone driving ban nears
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada officials are ushering in a new ban on the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. They’re kicking off the new law with an event featuring crash survivors and road safety advocates. Ban proponents are set to gather 10 a.m. Friday at the Events Plaza in front of the Henderson City Hall. They’ll discuss details of the new law that takes effect Oct. 1. Democratic State Sen. Shirley Breeden will review the calendar for ...
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STEP2 grand opening
RENO — Please save the date and join us as we open our doors to the community to serve more families in need of addiction treatment services. The time has come for the grand opening of the Mathewson Family Counseling Center at STEP2. A celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Lighthouse campus, 3700 Safe Harbor Way in Reno.
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North Las Vegas hires new city manager
NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — North Las Vegas is bringing on a former official from Mesquite to be its new city manager. City officials on Wednesday hired Timothy Hacker to replace outgoing Acting City Manager Maryann Ustick. Ustick has accepted an offer to be city manager in Destin, Fla. Hacker’s open-ended contract includes an annual salary of $180,000 and a benefits package similar to what North Las Vegas department directors get. Hacker’s 22 year...
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Vegas resort to open Jimmy Buffet-themed casino
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas resort is opening a 15,000-square-foot casino inspired by the lyrics of singer Jimmy Buffett. The Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo is set to open Oct. 1. The Flamingo on the Las Vegas Strip was already home to Buffet’s Margaritaville restaurant. Under the new renovation, the resort’s casino floor got a Buffet-themed makeover, complete with indoor palm trees and tropical colors. The casino will celebrate its gr...
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Drive for donors
RENO – United Blood Services of Reno will be holding their Driving for Donors V winner selection event at 10 a.m. on Monday in their headquarters located at 1125 Terminal Way in Reno, where one lucky donor will win a new Toyota Corolla courtesy of the Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers. “We’ve just completed our most successful summer ever,” said Steve Thomas, donor recruitment director for United Blood Services of Reno. “A major component of our ...
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