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NV community colleges to require HS diplomas LAS VEGAS (AP) — Community colleges in Nevada will soon require a high school diploma or its equivalent to enroll. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Nevada Board of Regents approved the policy at a meeting Thursday. It takes effect in fall 2012. President Michael Richards of the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas has said students are more successful in college if they’re ready when they...
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Care Flight on display at pancake breakfast
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A Care Flight’s staff and helicopter will be present for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagle’s monthly fly/drive-in pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Sept. 10 at the Truckee Airport. Care Flight’s helicopter will be available for the public to view, and the crew on duty will answer questions about emergency medical helicopter service. Care Flight also will be offering its money-saving membership pro...
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Couponing workshop teaches saving techniques
RENO — Saving hundreds of dollars off your grocery bill is possible by investing a little time and know-how with “extreme couponing.” Learn the ins and outs of couponing and how it can benefit your family with “Couponing 101,” hosted by The Laughton Company. The workshop takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at The Laughton Learning Center, 140 Washington St., Suite 100. Ericka Smith, rate and benefit analyst with The Laughton Company, will sha...
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Donate to fallen guardsmen
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Military Support Alliance (NMSA) has established a way to donate to the families of the National Guard members killed in Tuesday’s shooting rampage in Carson City. Those interested in making a donation to support the families of the fallen may do so at www.nvmilitarysupport.org. Once on the page, click the red “Nevada National Guard Victims of 9/6/11” tab. In the middle of the next page, choose “NEVADA MILITARY Support...
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NV health preparedness scores high
CARSON CITY ­— The State of Nevada’s Public Health Preparedness (PHP) program scored 94 percent on its Technical Assistance Review (TAR) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), thus demonstrating its competency and assuring full, continuous funding. The TAR is a 13-part review of the state’s operational plans to request, receive and dispense federally provided medical materials such as antibiotics, immunizations or antiviral...
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Apps for One Community Grant due Sept. 15
RENO — Blue Moon Promotions, northern Nevada’s premier advertising and promotional products supplier, would like to remind northern Nevada nonprofit organizations that the deadline to apply for the One Community Grant is Thursday, Sept. 15. Blue Moon Promotions is inviting local nonprofits to apply for up to $20,000 in grant funding. Northern Nevada nonprofits can apply for the grant by visiting www.npcatalyst.com/blue-moon and filling out the...
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Nevada Humanities to hold grant workshops
RENO — Nevada Humanities will hold informational grant workshops in Las Vegas and Reno for organizations throughout Nevada interested in applying for funding to support public humanities programs. The Reno workshop will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive. The hour-long workshop is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about applying for humanities project grant funding fr...
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World Poker Tour to hold event in Reno
RENO — The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and World Poker Tour will bring the WPT Regional Western Poker Challenge to Reno, Sept. 16 through 25. The two-day main event will start Sept. 24 with a $2,500 buy-in. In addition, the Atlantis will host a unique opportunity for poker enthusiasts to participate in a WPT Boot Camp from Sept. 19 through 21. This intensive poker camp will be taught by poker professional TJ Cloutier. For more information and r...
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Concert to help Food Bank of Northern Nevada
SPARKS — As a part of the September Hunger Action Month festivities, Jen Chapin will be performing on Sept. 29 at Great Basin Brewing Co. on Victorian Avenue. The show will be a benefit for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada (FBNN). Chapin will be joined by Stephan Crump on acoustic bass and Jamie Fox on electric guitar. Chapin’s music is described as jazz-tinged urban folk-story songs. Music is available for a preview at www.jenchapin.com. Tick...
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Awards honor Hispanic students and educators
RENO — Nevada Hispanic Services will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and awarding those who have contributed to the advancement of Latinos in the community by hosting the 19th Annual Adelante Awards. Honorees include outstanding Latino employees, civic leaders, students and educators. Laura Calzada of 1590 AM will act as master of ceremonies. The silent auction and the no-host reception will begin at 6 p.m., and the awards ceremony and ...
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QuickBooks workshop can help farmers
FALLON — Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will offer a QuickBooks workshop to help small farm owners learn accounting fundamentals. “QuickBooks Accounting for the Small Farm” meets from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8 at the WNC Fallon campus, 160 Campus Way. Cost is $85 when registering before Sept. 30 and $95 after Sept. 30. Lunch is included. Space is limited, and early enrollment is encouraged. Participants will learn to se...
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Celebrate Grandparents Day with free round of golf
RENO — Washoe Golf Course will celebrate Grandparents Day by offering grandparents a free round of golf, nine or 18 holes, when accompanied by a paying grandchild or an adult from noon to 6 p.m. on Sept. 18. In addition to a free round of golf, PGA professionals will be on hand at both courses with tips to help players improve their game. The Grandparents Day golf special is one of a series of family day specials offered by Washoe Golf Course ...
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BBB warns about value of Sept. 11 memorabilia
RENO — With the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaching, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising consumers that the value of most memorabilia and commemorative items is sentimental. Prices for many items likely will drop over time. Patriotic websites are promoting magnets, pins, flags, clothing, license tags, license frames and jewelry, among other items as a way to mark the anniversary. Many of these items are mass...
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Firefighters' Poker Pedal gives to cancer fund for children
RENO — The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) announced Tuesday that the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local #2136, Incline Village and Crystal Bay firefighters of the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, raised $1,500 for the nonprofit organization during the second annual Firefighter’s Poker Pedal. On June 25, more than 36 riders pedaled along a nine-mile loop starting at the Great Basin Brewery on...
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Triathlon to help children who have genetic disorders
SPARKS — The first “Try Eryn Tri” sprint triathlon will take place at the Sparks Marina Park on Sunday to benefit children with rare genetic disorders. The race begins at 9 a.m. The entry fee includes a technical T-shirt, catered barbecue lunch and direct support to the Coffin-Lowry Syndrome Foundation. Registration rates and details are available online at www.tryeryntri.com. Register online or on the morning of the event. Participants also h...
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Festival lets gardeners compete with prize veggies
SPARKS — Can’t compete at the state fair with your prize vegetables this year? No problem! Bring your award-winning vegetables to Rail City Garden Center at 1720 Brierley Way in Sparks between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 18 for the Fall Harvest Festival. The festival includes a vegetable growing contest with prizes, food, music, local artisans and lots of fun. One of the food vendors helping provide the festival atmosphere will be the G...
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Carson City ready for annual ghost walk
CARSON CITY — The rich and intriguing history of Nevada’s capital will be explored and theatrically relived in the 19th annual classic ghost walk. The Carson City ghost walk is a delightfully spooky and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian era and diverse past. Meet lingering spirits of the past, with many haunted and paranormal stories to take in. Some of the spirits even lead the guided walking tours of the downtown district’s...
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Social Security to dedicate new hearing office
RENO — The Social Security Administration will dedicate a new hearing office at 10 a.m. Friday at 300 Booth St., Suite 4000. Social Security’s administrative appeals operation, under the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, is the largest administrative judicial system in the world. Agency administrative law judges conduct hearings and issue approximately 750,000 decisions each year. This is the second permanent hearing office located...
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Firefighters to make pancakes for pencils
RENO — It’s “Pancakes for Pencils” on Saturday as the Lemmon Valley Volunteer Fire Department holds a pancake breakfast to help support the students and staff of Lemmon Valley Elementary School. “The school is in need of basic supplies such as notebooks, pencils, highlighters, colored pencils and dry erase markers,” said Lemmon Valley VFD member Dulcie Lilly. From 8 a.m. to noon, Lemmon Valley’s volunteer firefighters will serve a pancake brea...
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Boot filled with $22,000-plus
SPARKS — Firefighters were overwhelmed by the charity witnessed during the 2011 Muscular Dystrophy Association event this past week. MDA donations to “Fill the Boot” were taken from Aug. 31 through Sept. 4 at two locations in Sparks: the Nugget Rib Cook-Off on Victorian Avenue and the Sparks Mercantile Center at the corner of North McCarran Boulevard and Pyramid Way. Between the two locations, a total of $22,046 was collected. “I was overwhelm...
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