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NDOW puts on two-day spin fishing clinic
VERDI — The Nevada Department of Wildlife is offering a two-day moving water beginning spin fishing clinic on Friday and Saturday. The Friday session will take place at 8:30 p.m. at the Verdi Community Library and Wildlife Education Center, located at 270 Bridge St., adjacent to Verdi Elementary School. This session will cover rod and reel selection, casting, line selection, basic knots and rigging for lure, bait and fly fishing with spinning ...
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Reno Aces ‘discover’ new museum
RENO — The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum will partner with the Reno Aces on Sunday for “Discovery Day” at the ballpark. The ballpark will take on a unique “Gilligan’s Island” theme in honor of Terry Lee Wells Foundation chairman, Dawn Wells. Wells, also known as Mary Ann Summers on the popular 1960s television comedy “Gilligan’s Island,” will be outside the main entrance of the ballpark to greet fans, take pictures and sign autograph...
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NNMC offers tests at low-cost health fair
SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center is hosting a health fair from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday in the main lobby of the hospital. This is an opportunity for community members 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 electri...
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Shakespeare play adapted for children
RENO — The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Company is bringing a free performance of a one-hour children’s adaptation of the classic Shakespeare comedy “Twelfth Night” to the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater in Bartley Ranch Regional Park at 7 p.m. Monday. This special performance is presented by the festival’s D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program. The D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program serves as an internship program for young and aspiring act...
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Saint Mary’s retains ‘excellent’ accreditation
RENO — Saint Mary’s Health Plans (SMHP) HealthFirst HMO/POS recently completed its third survey by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and has again received NCQA’s highest accreditation rating of “Excellent.” This accreditation denotes Saint Mary’s HealthFirst as Nevada’s first and only commercial HMO/POS health plan to earn the prestigious honor or distinction, according to a company press release. “Having received such a dis...
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Silver Star Nominations now open
RENO – Nominations for Truckee Meadows Tomorrow’s Silver Star Awards are now open and can be submitted by filling out an online nomination form at http://truckeemeadowstomorrow.org. Submissions will be accepted through Aug. 19. Silver Star Awards salute the people and organizations that make a measurable difference in the community. Submit a business, organization, individual or community partnership that has positively impacted our community’...
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CommRow begins hiring for September opening
RENO — This September, Reno will welcome CommRow, its first non-smoking, non-gaming “urban adventure destination,” located at the landmark Reno Arch downtown, and along with it a bevy of new jobs. This new property will feature the world’s tallest climbing wall and state-of the-art bouldering facility, 11 eateries and beverage stations, plus two entertainment venues. The pet-friendly HANG Hotel will launch in spring of 2012, and an “adventure ...
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Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer releases 2010 report
RENO – Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer recently released its 2010 Annual Report, which highlights the accomplishments and research milestones the center has made in the past two years. Included in the report are patient testimonials, national quality measures, cancer registry data and clinical trial information. Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer opened in 2006. In 2009, the center identified 1,070 new cases with a lifetime follow-up rate of 97 per...
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UNR scientists to shake five-story building in Japan
RENO — Landmark earthquake engineering tests this summer in Japan by the University of Nevada, Reno could open the door for earthquake-proofing technology applied to hospitals, nuclear power plants and emergency-response facilities to be more common in the United States, and confirm the capabilities for the technology used in Japan and the rest of the world. The tests on the five-story, 500-ton steel-frame building, supported by two different ...
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Pyramid Lake triathlon this weekend
NIXON — The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reminds the community that the 2011 Pyramid Lake Sprint Triathlon will be held on Saturday. The start and finish line for this year’s triathlon will be at the marina in Sutcliffe, which is located 33 miles north of Sparks on the Pyramid Highway. The tribe invites the public to come watch the athletes compete and support this great race. Tribal members and visitors should exercise caution while traveling in...
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Santo to take over casino at Grand Sierra
RENO — As of today, Santo Gaming will begin managing the casino operations at Grand Sierra Resort (GSR) on behalf of the resort’s owners, The Meruelo Group. CEO Tony Santo and his team were originally brought in to manage all non-gaming assets in 2010. Santo Gaming has extensive experience in the gaming and hospitality industry, and currently manages and operates the Plaza Hotel and Casino, the Las Vegas Club Hotel and Casino and the Western H...
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BLM grants more time for input on Vegas pipeline plan
RENO — The Nevada office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will allow more time to comment on the draft environmental impact statement for the Clark, Lincoln and White Pine counties groundwater development project, moving the comment deadline back from Sept. 9 to Oct. 11. “We appreciate the BLM being responsive to the many requests they received from organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens,” said Rob Mrowka, spokesman for ...
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Free seminar offers updates on foreclosure and short sales
RENO — New Start Nevada, a program dedicated to distressed homeowner education, is offering a free seminar featuring expert advice on short sales, loan modifications and foreclosure options The Seminar will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 24 at the Sierra View Library in the Reno Town Mall, 4001 S. Virginia St. at Peckham Lane. Founded by Realtors and Certified Distressed Property Experts (CDPE) Tami Ritz and Nicole Reel, New Start ...
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Salvation Army Collecting School Supplies
RENO — The Salvation Army needs your help providing school supplies and clothing for 500 grade school, middle school and high school students who have signed up for assistance. The kids need new backpacks and school supplies; hygiene products (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, etc.); art supplies and new socks/underwear. Gift cards for Walmart, Target or Payless Shoes also are needed so each child will have a new pair of shoes. The Salvation Army has...
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BLM grants more time to comment on Vegas pipeline
RENO — The Nevada Office of the Bureau of Land Management will allow more time to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Clark, Lincoln and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project, moving the comment deadline back from Sept. 9 to Oct. 11. GBWN, the coalition of ranchers, rural residents, conservationists, tribes and local governments leading the opposition to the project, has published a “DEIS Guide” to inform ...
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Solar energy project to begin construction
TONOPAH — The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Battle Mountain District issued the Limited Notice to Proceed to SolarReserve dba Tonopah Solar Energy LLC (TSE) to begin construction of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project located in Nye County near Tonopah. With this authorization, SolarReserve, a United States developer of utility-scale solar power projects, will begin limited construction activities in August, with an official groundbrea...
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Salvation Army cookbook sale today
RENO — Beginner and gourmet cooks take note: The Salvation Army will offer hundreds of cookbooks for sale at great prices. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in front of The Salvation Army Thrift Store at 125 Gentry Way in Reno. A collection of more than 1,500 new and used books will be on sale, with tried and true recipes for international cuisine, gourmet, ethnic, low-fat, vegetarian, barbecue, desserts and slow-cookers, plus antique,...
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Ruby Pipeline starts service
RENO — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has authorized Ruby Pipeline LLC to start service on the Ruby Pipeline. The pipeline is a 42-inch diameter, 678-mile interstate natural gas pipeline that crosses 368 miles of federal land beginning near Opal, Wyo., through northern Utah and northern Nevada, and ending near Malin, Ore. The Ruby Pipeline project was begun in March 2008.  In January 2010, FERC and eight cooperating agencies, ...
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BLM seeks info in vandalism
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District is seeking the public’s assistance in investigating an act of recent vandalism in Brunswick Canyon south and east of Carson City. Between 5 p.m. on July 19 and 10 a.m. on July 20, a Caterpillar road grader was vandalized while parked about 2.5 miles up the Brunswick Canyon Road. Damage was sustained to the windows, headlights, turn signals, tires and hydraulic hoses. The B...
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County awarded for contribution plan
RENO — The National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators has announced that Washoe County will receive a 2011 Leadership Recognition Award. This award recognizes defined contribution plans for their outstanding achievements in plan design and administration. The National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) was founded in 1980. NAGDCA is a professional organization made up of the defer...
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