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Dream tags’ give sportsmen another chance
CARSON CITY — In the past, when a resident or nonresident hunter failed to get a big game tag in the annual draw, they would lower their heads with the knowledge that they would have to wait another year for a chance to hunt big game in Nevada. This year is different. This year, Nevada hunters still have a chance … lots of them. The all new Nevada Dream Tags Program is a raffle that allows resident and nonresident sportsmen a chance at the hun...
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SSHS Safe and Sober planning meeting today
SPANISH SPRINGS — A meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at Spanish Springs High School for the Safe and Sober Planning Committee. There will be many updates and a a call for volunteers leading up to the event and at the event. Raffle prizes for the students at the event will be collected. Anyone who cannot attend or wants to volunteer can email annettebagwell@gmail.com. At 6:30 p.m. will be an SSHS general booster club meeting. Everyone is...
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Microsoft donates software to Children’s Cabinet
RENO — The Children’s Cabinet has received a donation of $382,455 worth of software from Microsoft to support the nonprofit’s Communication Collaborative Project, which strives to enhance electronic communications to expand collaboration among program staff and improve communication access for students enrolled in the Nell J. Redfield School of Life. The donation will ensure that the organization’s computer systems are up to date for the next ...
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NV Democrats register more voters in March
CARSON CITY — Secretary of State Ross Miller on Tuesday released voter registration numbers showing Democrats registered 1,590 more voters than Republicans in March. The secretary of state’s Elections Division reports that Republicans increased their number of active voters by 954 whereas Democrats increased active voters by 2,544. At the end of March, 403,565 active Republican voters and 452,219 active Democratic voters were registered in Nev...
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Health Week: Hygiene and immunizations prevent spread of dis...
RENO — It might sound like common sense that good hygiene, properly washing hands and getting appropriate immunizations are all ways to help prevent communicable diseases. However, 1 million Americans die every year from illnesses that could have been prevented. As part of National Public Health Week through April 8, the Washoe County Health District and the American Public Health Association (APHA) offer some tips on preventing communicable d...
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New MRI machine at Renown aims for comfort
RENO — Renown Health X-Ray and Imaging has added the Ingenia 3T MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system to boost image clarity, exam speed and patient comfort. An MRI machine can manipulate a magnetic field, measure the magnetic response of body tissues and map these signals to display an inside view of the patient’s anatomy. The new 3T MRI system incorporates a number of technologies designed to deliver exceptional image clarity. It quickly p...
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BLM approves Tungsten Mountain geothermal exploration
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office has approved a Tungsten Mountain geothermal exploration project proposed by Ormat Technologies in Edwards Creek Valley, approximately 60 miles east of Fallon in Churchill County. The proposed geothermal exploration project consists of 610 acres of public lands within the lease area. The primary objective of the project is to further evaluate the cha...
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State improving online voter registration
CARSON CITY — Registered voters with Department of Motor Vehicle-issued identification in Clark County can now change their address and party affiliation through the online voter registration system on the secretary of state’s website. Registered voters visit the “Election Center” at www.nvsos.gov and access their voting information by entering their first and last names, date of birth, and driver’s license number or Social Security number. Fr...
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NNMC health fair promotes health and wellness
SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center is hosting a health fair from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the main lobby of the hospital. This is an opportunity for residents to receive low-cost preventative health screenings. NNMC will also offer several free screenings, including body fat and blood pressure. The full menu of health screenings is as follows: • Blood pressure: free • Body fat: free • Complete blood count: $15 • Heart electrical activi...
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WM announces reduced dump rates and spring free dump event
RENO — Waste Management will hold “Residential Dump Days” at the WM transfer stations in Reno on April 7 and 8. In an effort to help residents with household clean-ups and curb illegal dumping, Waste Management will be offering reduced residential rates for municipal solid waste (MSW) at both transfer stations in Reno. In addition, identified materials commonly associated with illegal dumping will be accepted at no charge. These specific items...
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Residents urged to be ‘bear aware’
CARSON CITY — As spring slowly arrives in the Sierra Nevada and the promise of another “nuisance” bear season arrives, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is urging western Nevada residents to be “Bear Aware.” “Living in bear country requires that residents take extra precautions and be ‘Bear Aware,’ ” Gov. Brian Sandoval said in a press release. “At this time of year we see an unfortunate rise in human-wildlife conflicts, and recent enco...
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First annual service-learning conference coming to UNR
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno campus community, community partners and the general public are invited to join the conversation on service-learning and community engagement during the university’s first service learning mini-conference, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 in the Harry Reid Engineering Lab, Room 109/110 on the UNR campus. Sponsored by the UNR Service-Learning Council, the conference is free and registration is requ...
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Prepare your home for fire season
Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and Washoe County announced Friday that Community Biomass Collection Sites are open today and ready for collection of vegetative waste from residents throughout the Truckee Meadows.
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Reno Veterans Guest House wins $250,000 from Home Depot
The Veterans Guest House in Reno won $250,000 and took first place honors in the inaugural Aprons in Action contest, The Home Depot Foundation’s year-long Facebook voting program.
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Health District supports National Public Health Week
A Healthier America Begins Today is the theme for National Public Health Week, which begins Monday and continues through Sunday.
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Cabela’s Ladies’ Day Out set for April 21
Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will focus on the growing population of women enjoying guns and the outdoors in Reno and the Sierra by hosting Ladies’ Day Out on Saturday, April 21.
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United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra moves to new lo...
RENO — United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) announced it has moved its operation to 639 Isbell Road in Reno. UWNNS will occupy 4,443 square feet in suite 460 of the four-story office building. UWNNS has spent the last 16 years at its location at 811 Ryland St. in Reno.  Although UWNNS is giving up traditional office space in the new location, it will gain additional conference room space that will help with partner and communit...
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Nye County leaders join statewide technology effort
PAHRUMP — Nye community leaders have enrolled their community in an innovative program that seeks to boost the local economy and quality of life for residents though increased access, adoption and use of broadband. Staff from Connect Nevada, the statewide non-profit promoting broadband expansion, led area leaders through the steps of the new “Connected” community certification program that offers a comprehensive and localized way for communiti...
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Learn to build Pyramid Lake Hoop House
NIXON — The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is hosting a demonstration construction workshop Saturday on the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation. The morning will begin with presentations on hoop house management and crops, followed by identifying materials, tools and costs associated with the construction of the unit. Immediately after lunch, actual construction of a 14 x 84 hoop house structure will take place. The location of the wor...
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Federal agency recruiting summer firefighters
ELKO — The Eastern Nevada Agency (ENA) of the Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting applications until April 20 for on-call wildland firefighters for the upcoming fire season. Firefighting handcrews consist of 20 men and women who travel to fires throughout the United States, for up to 21 days at a time. They work long hours in remote locations constructing firelines to halt the spread of wildfires and mopping-up to control wildfires. Firefigh...
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