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Professional development courses offered at UNR
RENO — Professional development courses offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno provide university-quality educational opportunities to build your career and skills in a wide range of management and business topics, to keep on the leading edge of the latest trends and industry-specific issues, and to hone existing talents for career advancement. These noncredit courses may be taken independently and require no formal admi...
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REMSA president steps down due to health reasons
RENO — The president of REMSA (Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority), Patrick Smith, has announced that he is stepping down from his position due to health issues. Jim Gubbels, REMSA’s Chief Administrative Officer and second in command at REMSA since 1995, has been named interim president by the non-profit organization’s board of directors. There were no other changes in the management, staff or direction of the organization. “After d...
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School of Medicine offers free medical clinics in February
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for February are scheduled for the following dates: a general clinic will be held Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon, a pediatric clinic will be on Feb. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. and a women’s clinic will take place on Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon. Student Outreach Clinics are a free service providing much needed care for Washoe County’s medically uninsured population. Clinics...
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Aces launch 2013 Archie’s Kids Club
The Reno Aces are excited to announce the launch of the 2013 Archie’s Kids Club presented by United Federal Credit Union, which returns as the Kids Club sponsor for the third-straight year.
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UNR programs rank in best online education list
The College of Education and the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno had their online graduate programs recognized last week in U.S. News & World Report’s “2013 Best Online Education Programs.”
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Find medical care faster with custom smartphone tool
Renown Health introduces an online tool for the public to see how fast they can be seen by a physician or healthcare provider.
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Adopt-A-Family success for Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation
The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation had an incredible December with the annual Adopt-A-Family program.
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An Evening of Applause to benefit Good Luck Macbeth
Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company will host its annual fundraiser, An Evening of Applause, from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
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Granite promotes key Nevada manager
RENO – After 17 years with Granite Construction, Derek Betts has been promoted to the position of Alaska Vice President/Regional Manager. Previously Betts served as the Nevada Region Construction Manager, and his strong background in portable construction will serve the Alaska Region well due to the variety of remote projects Granite pursues there. “Derek is exceptionally talented and our region has been lucky to have him working on many of ou...
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Engraving Arts, Firearms Exhibition set for The Nugget
SPARKS – People from all over the country are set to gather in Sparks for the 2013 Engraving Arts and Firearms Exhibition. The exhibition will be the largest gathering of hand engravers in the world, and the show will be open to the public from Friday until Sunday during the last weekend in January.  The show is put on by the Firearms Engravers Guild of America (FEGA). For anyone with an interest in firearms engraving and custom made guns this...
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NV Energy receives Emergency Assistance Award
RENO – NV Energy was honored by Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Thursday with the association’s 2012 Emergency Assistance Award and the 2012 Emergency Recovery Award for their efforts to help other electric utilities restore power following Superstorm Sandy in New York, and for restoration of power following the local Washoe Drive Fire in January 2012. The electric power industry’s Emergency Assistance and Emergency Recovery Awards have been p...
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Cabela’s offers free personal, workplace protection seminars...
RENO – Cabela’s will offer a free 90-minute series of personal and workplace protection and awareness seminars beginning Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Reno store, located at 8650 Boomtown Road (I-80, Exit 4). Additional classes are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, March 9 with all the 90-minute seminars beginning at 1 p.m. and being conducted in the conference room just past the Big Horn Grill. Developed by Jeff May and his company, APE...
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Aladdin audiences raise funds for Renown Children’s Hospital
RENO – At the conclusion of Thursday's performance of “Aladdin” in the Eldorado Showroom, the Eldorado Hotel Casino and production team of “Aladdin” presented Renown Children’s Hospital with a check for $15,000 – the amount needed to acquire a second 3-D Distraction System for the hospital. The Eldorado and “Aladdin” production team donated the first machine in November and set out to raise funds for a second machine through donations collecte...
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2012 Fire season rehabilitation underway
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) is working with other state and federal agencies to begin rehabilitation of state and private lands and critical wildlife habitat damaged by the 2012 wildfire season. More than 680,000 acres burned statewide. Additionally, more than 350 miles of bull dozer line, constructed on both public and private lands to suppress these fires, requires rehabilitation to prevent erosion and the spread of i...
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Grants available to improve Lake Tahoe water quality
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Division of State Lands (NDSL) has announced available funding from the Lake Tahoe Water Quality and Erosion Control Grants Program to implement Environmental Improvement Program projects on the Nevada side of the Lake Tahoe Basin. This includes water quality and stream environment zone restoration and enhancement projects. Non-state agency applicants must provide a minimum 25 percent matching funds. Pre-applications a...
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Nevada Magazine to host weekly radio show
RENO — Nevada Magazine, the official state tourism publication for 77 years, has partnered with Reno-based Nevada Matters Media to host a weekly Nevada Magazine radio show. "In almost four decades I have never been involved in a talk show that can do as much for Nevadans as the Nevada Magazine talk show," said Nevada Matters Media reporter and host Eddie Floyd, “which has been the goal of Nevada Matters Media ever since its beginning on KSRN w...
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Boys & Girls Club moves forward with new facility
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows moves one step closer to the start of construction for the new William N. Pennington Facility at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
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Catholic charities seeking donations for ‘Project Homeless C...
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is asking community members to consider starting the New Year by giving back to the local homeless population.
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TMCC welcomes new interim vice president of academic affairs
Truckee Meadows Community College welcomes Jane A. Nichols, Ph. D., as interim vice president of academic affairs.
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Nation’s best safety record held by NV Energy
The Fort Churchill Generating Station in Nevada, which is owned and operated by NV Energy, has reached a safety milestone of operating 25 years without a lost-time accident.
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