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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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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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