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KNPB nominated for Nor Cal Area Emmy
RENO — KNPB public television has been nominated for an Emmy in the 41st Annual Northern California Emmy Awards for the local documentary titled “The Work of Art.” This is the first Emmy nomination KNPB has received in its 29-year history. “The Work of Art” documentary profiles photographer Jeff Ross, a successful commercial photographer in Reno who is dedicated to helping bring to light those people whom the world otherwise ignores. His exhib...
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Tut exhibit to stay through Memorial Day weekend
RENO — The Wilbur D. May Museum’s King Tut exhibit has been extended by a week and will now be open to the public throughout the Memorial Day weekend, including May 28. The museum store will offer a special sale with 25 percent off all King Tut souvenirs during the final week. Also as part of the exhibit’s final visit in northern Nevada, local author Maggy Anthony will hold “Egyptian Intrigue: Thea Stangos Meets King Tut,” a free lecture, book...
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Water reclamation facility employees honored
SPARKS — Three employees of the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF) were honored Monday by Mayor Geno Martini and the Sparks City Council. Mike Bailey received the NWEA Operator of the Year Award. This is a state award given to recognize outstanding performance, professionalism and contributions to the wastewater profession. Bailey has been an operator at TMWFR for 26 years. He is the chief contributor on new employee developmen...
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Hometown Health launches new website
RENO — Hometown Health, the insurance division of Renown Health, has launched a new version of its website to provide a fresh, interactive experience that allows users to get the information they need, faster. Website features include: • My Hometown Benefits, a secure online member portal available 24/7 with access to claims and referral information, benefits summary and PCP information; • Online enrollment through iChoose; • eQuote, an online...
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One more day for Bike to Work Week
RENO — Pedaling her way to work this week, County Manager, Katy Simon is hoping to encourage others to do the same today for a fantastic closing day of Bike to Work Week 2012. Simon, along with members of the Washoe County Green Team took advantage of the beautiful Northern Nevada weather this week to commute to work. “I had a great ride into work this morning, and even found a new path to get to the County Administrative Building from my hous...
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WCSD federal art grant extended
The Washoe County School District has received a one-year extension of the Professional Development for Arts Educators grant from the U.S. Department of Education, allowing the District to continue teacher training, promote arts integration and ensure sustainability of the program, officials said Wednesday.
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Contribution, expense reports for candidates due Tuesday
Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller is reminding candidates for public office that the deadline to file the first campaign contribution and expense report of the year is end of the day Tuesday.
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Medical school commencement ceremony Friday
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s commencement ceremonies for the class of 2012 will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Lawlor Events Center main arena.
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Beer, poker, cycling part of cancer fundraiser
Great Basin Brewing Co. in Sparks will serve as both the starting and finish line for the eighth bi-annual Poker Run presented by the Gonads-N-Strife Bicycle Club on Sunday.
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Saddle-trained horses up for adoption Saturday
The second of three annual saddle-trained horse adoption events will be held on Saturday at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center.
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Clark County firefighters honored for heroism
The Clark County commission on Wednesday honored four fire crew members with a Distinguished Service award for their quick thinking during a March 10 apartment fire.
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Boating Safety Week stresses use of life jackets
A number of state and local agencies, non-profit organizations and private businesses are teaming up to promote boating safety for this year’s National Safe Boating Week, May 19 through 25.
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New executive director of hydrologic sciences at DRI
Dr. Jim Thomas has been named the executive director of the Division of Hydrologic Sciences at the Desert Research Institute.
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The Nugget Way
John Ascuaga and the Ascuaga family are well-known for giving back to their community, and their employees at the Nugget follow their lead. This year, employees at John Ascuaga’s Nugget exceeded the $1 million mark in donations to the United Way. Since their annual campaigns began in 1998, employees have made direct contributions through payroll deductions, gave cash donations and held fundraisers. “I am honored to work in a business that valu...
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South Reno farmer’s market to launch third season
RENO — The south Reno farmer’s market will open for its third year on June 10 at the corner of South Meadows Parkway and South Virginia Street. The market will be held Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 16 and feature local farmers, non-profits, artisans and crafters. In addition, The Grove Café, hosted by The Grove events center, will offer a gourmet menu of breakfast and lunch on its patio each day of the market. Families are invite...
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Hot August Nights to host Spring Fever event Saturday
RENO — Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Hot August Nights will kick off the special events season in northern Nevada with its annual Spring Fever event. The event will feature a show ‘n’ shine, music, awards, food and Hot August Nights merchandise. All American or European cars or pick-up trucks 1972 or older are invited to join in on the fun. Attendees can purchase tickets for the 2012 Hot August Nights raffle car set to be awarded during the 26...
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Workshop to teach girls to be ‘strong’ leaders
RENO — This summer, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte will host a week-long leadership program from June 11 through 15 at Bartley Ranch. “Strong Girls Bright Futures” provides workshops on leadership and empowerment to build a brighter future for young women ages 13 to 15. All sessions are led by trained facilitators and include yoga and wellness, sexuality education and team-building and leadership. “ ‘Strong Girls Bright Futures’ is designed to b...
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Justice honors moonbuggy student team
VIRGINIA CITY — Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta was in Virginia City Tuesday to honor the Virginia City High School team that competed for the first time in NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. The team of seven students and their instructor, Ric Schrank, placed third in the rookie category in the 19th annual competition that is open to high schools, colleges and international teams. The s...
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Dynamics of a disaster
SPARKS — The infamous Fred Horlacher, a retired Reed High School history teacher, Nevada Humanities speaker and a talented Chautauqua performer, will retell the story of the ill-fated Donner Party in a two-part series, May 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. in the Sparks Heritage Museum’s Cultural Center.  The city of Sparks recently declared a Fred Horlacher History Day to honor his dedication to teaching and preserving of local and regional history. If you...
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Sparks offers Challenger Sports soccer camp for kids
SPARKS — A soccer camp with a unique British twist will return to Sparks this summer at the Golden Eagle Regional Park sports complex. The camp will be held June 25 through 29, with full-day and half-day options for ages 3 to 16. The nationwide program hosted by Challenger Sports offers an innovative curriculum with age specific soccer instruction by a team of international experts. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, t...
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