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County: Perfect present is an emergency kit
RENO — The Washoe County Health District is encouraging locals to give the gift of peace of mind this holiday season by considering gifting an emergency supply kit. According to officials at the health district and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), everyone, regardless of where they live, should have an emergency supply kit with a three-day supply of essential items. Recommended supplies in a basic emergency supply kit should inc...
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Volunteers needed for Christmas tree recycling
RENO — Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful needs volunteers for the 20th annual Christmas tree recycling that runs from every day from Dec. 26 through Jan. 17 at Bartley Ranch Regional Park and Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno and Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks. Volunteers are needed to unload trees, keep traffic moving in the drop-off areas and collect donations. Shifts are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 5 p.m. or all day. To sign up...
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Sparks Parks & Rec will host lifeguard class
SPARKS — Become a certified lifeguard through the Sparks Parks and Recreation Department’s American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Program. A winter session will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 20 through 23 at the Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd. Candidates must pass a swim performance test prior to acceptance into the class. Students who complete the course will receive lifeguard/first aid certificates valid for three years ...
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IRS seeks volunteers
SAN DIEGO – The Internal Revenue Service in partnership with Earn It Keep It Save It program, a United Way collaborative, is looking for volunteers to assist in preparing tax returns next year at various sponsored sites throughout Nevada. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. All volunteers receive tax training in cooperation with EIKISI and the IRS. Individuals with good computer skills are especially needed. Training generally ...
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School district ready for snow
RENO — The recent snowstorms serve as a reminder that winter preparedness is essential for the safety of students. Early in the morning, many Washoe County School District staff members are in the middle of assessing whether school should be delayed, closed or continue as normal depending on the current or expected levels of snowfall and road conditions. Monitoring local levels of snowfall and the impact on the school day begins the evening be...
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Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive is underway
Nevada Humane Society is asking for the help of the community in reaching the goal of finding homes for 1,200 pets.
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Solar energy project EPI available for review
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Tonopah Solar Energy’s proposed Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah in Nye County is available for review.
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Guardian Angels seeking items for homeless
The Reno chapter of the Guardian Angels now is accepting donations for its annual Blanket-Bundle Drive.
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IRS seeks to return $2.4M to NV taxpayers
The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 1,746 Nevada taxpayers who are due to receive a combined $2.44 million in undeliverable tax refunds.
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City of Sparks Christmas tree arrives Monday
At 7 a.m. Monday, the city of Sparks community Christmas tree will arrive and be placed in Victorian Square for the upcoming 24th annual Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade.
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Turkeys needed for Christmas
The Salvation Army of Reno needs thousands of turkeys — or the money with which to buy them — to add to holiday food boxes needy families will receive for Christmas. Nonperishable food items would also be appreciated.
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Ski Channel to debut movie at the Eldorado
Winter sports lovers in Reno have the chance to be some of the first to experience one of the most exciting new ski films of the year. The Ski Channel brings “The Story” film premiere, featuring the most famous names in skiing, to the Eldorado Hotel Casino at 8 p.m. Dec. 6.
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Holiday art workshop just for kids
Members of the Sierra Watercolor Art Angels will help children 7 through 12 years old create their own holiday watercolor masterpieces during a free art workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 11 at Washoe County’s Wilbur D. May Museum in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.
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Time to shop for Medicare plans
Every year, the Medicare Open Enrollment Period gives Medicare beneficiaries a chance to evaluate their current plans and see what other options might be out there to serve their needs, especially if their health status has changed.
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Send holiday card to service members
RENO — During this week of Thanksgiving, the northern Nevada chapter of the American Red Cross encourages families to share their gratitude in messages to veterans and active-duty members of the Armed Forces. The Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. are leading an effort to collect and send 1 million holiday cards to service members overseas and at home through the fourth annual Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign. Whether printed or handmade, the car...
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Silver Legacy goes blue, too
RENO — Joining the Reno Arch in supporting the Nevada Wolf Pack football team, the typically green-lit façade at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino is no more. In response to a call from Reno Mayor Bob Cashell for downtown properties to show school spirit, the Silver Legacy’s exterior dome and building lights will remain blue through the weekend. Silver Legacy is proud to support the Nevada Wolf Pack football team as WAC rival Boise State comes t...
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UNR asks Nevadans for one more vote
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center has been chosen as one of eight finalists in a national contest whose winner will be showcased on video in Times Square in New York City. The university is asking Nevadans and friends to log on to http://php.thomsonreuters.com/vote/ to vote for its state-of-the-art, high-tech library, which opened just two years ago. The Focus on Your Library Contest is being sponsored by T...
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Can the Mayor drive begins
SPARKS — Now through Dec. 10, residents throughout Sparks and the Truckee Meadows can participate in the city’s fourth annual Can the Mayor food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada by donating canned goods and other nonperishable food items for those who are less fortunate this holiday season. “In the spirit of giving, the city of Sparks has partnered with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to help those who are in need this holida...
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Sparks offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday
SPARKS — In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Sparks City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday. The city’s Public Works Department, Community Development Department and Municipal Court will be closed. Additionally, Sparks Parks and Recreation will be closed, including the Alf Sorensen Community Center and the Larry D. Johnson Community Center. The Alf Sorensen Center will have regular operating hours Saturday.
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Salvation Army to host a Thanksgiving dinner for all
RENO — The Salvation Army in Reno is inviting the community to attend Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy great food and fellowship. The meal will be served from noon to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving day at The Salvation Army’s Corps Community Center, 1931 Sutro St. Harrah’s Reno will be providing the holiday meal and Harrah’s staff will be serving. The menu includes green salad, herb-roasted turkey with giblet gravy, walnut sage stuffing, red-skin mashed ...
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