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Aces bring back student pass for 2013 season
RENO — Full-time students again will have the opportunity to see every game at Aces Ballpark this season for just $72, as the Reno Aces have returned their popular Student Pass, the organization announced Feb. 27. All verified full-time students are eligible to purchase the Student Pass, which grants general admission to Aces Ballpark for the entire 2013 season. At $72 — just $1 per game — the special offer represents one of the most cost-effe...
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Workshop for small, diverse businesses
RENO — NV Energy is sponsoring a workshop in Reno for small and diverse businesses interested in providing goods and services to Nevada’s largest electric utility. The workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12, in the company’s Sierra Plaza Auditorium at 6100 Neil Road. Partnering with NV Energy to present the Strategies for Winning Contracts workshop are the Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC), the U.S. Small Business ...
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Wood burning color code season ends
The annual residential wood burning color code season ended on Feb. 28.
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Sparks JROTC cadets test their knowledge
All year, Sparks High School JROTC cadets study and work hard to achieve excellence.
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Washoe County survey asks residents for input on communication
Open Washoe County, an online program for citizen input and feedback, is asking residents how they prefer to communicate with their local County government.
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Nevada Diabetes Association offers support meetings
RENO — The Nevada Diabetes Association (NDA) has two monthly support meetings. One is the Adult Diabetes Support Group (ADSG) and the other is the Diabetic Children and Family (DCAF) Support group. The meetings are held at the NDA office on 18 Stewart St. in Reno from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The ADSG meets every second Tuesday of the month. These meeting are here to educate and build a support network for diabetics, family and friends. Every month i...
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Wilber D. May spring exhibit 'Creatures' opening
RENO — The Wilbur D. May Museum’s upcoming spring exhibit "Creatures" opens March 2 and will be at the museum through June 2. The exhibit is an all-ages exploration of things that were, things that are and things that could be. Visitors will come face-to-face with amazing full-size animatronics of wooly mammoths, saber-toothed tigers, dinosaurs and sea monsters. Audiences will also explore the fact and fiction surrounding creatures like Bigfoo...
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Aly's Prom Closet opens today
RENO — Family Counseling Service’s Aly’s Prom Closet, a local program providing financially challenged high school students in the Truckee Meadows the resources to ensure they can attend their prom, will open its doors today in Shoppers Square Mall in Reno. This is the 12th season for Aly’s Prom Closet serving students in the Reno-Sparks area. In partnership with Shoppers Square Mall and other local service providers, Aly’s Prom Closet provide...
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Saddle-trained horses available for adoption Saturday
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Nevada Department of Corrections are hosting the first of three annual saddle-trained horse adoption events in Carson City on Feb. 23 at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC), off Snyder Avenue on the south side of Carson City.  Fifteen wild horses from ranges on BLM-administered public lands in Nevada, Idaho, Oregon and California will be ...
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Nevada Prepaid Tuition deadline approaching
CARSON CITY — State Treasurer Kate Marshall announced Feb. 14 that the southern Nevada winner of the first annual Nevada Prepaid Tuition Contest in which one new contract purchaser is being awarded one full year at the university or two years at a community college will be announced at halftime during the Wednesday UNLV vs. Colorado State basketball game. The contest is being run in conjunction with the 2013 Nevada Prepaid Tuition open enrollm...
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Weekend crash course for starting a new business
RENO — Reno will offer local entrepreneurs an opportunity to start a business in 54 hours in a room of designers, developers and enthusiasts during the inaugural Startup Weekend Reno Feb. 22-24. During the concept-to-launch crunch weekend, local CEO’s, founders and startup veterans will be on hand to provide insight and expertise on the fast-paced world of technology startups in order to motivate and educate Startup Weekend Reno participators....
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Reed community garden takes root
Those interesting in sharing ideas, volunteering or donating materials are invited to attend a garden start-up information meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in Reed High School room 223.
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Music video shoot at Nugget looking for audience members
The music group Savvy will shoot their next music video at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Thursday at noon.
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Foster parents needed in region
Washoe County’s Department of Social Services will provide a Have a Heart Foster Care Workshop today for all individuals and couples interested in being an adoptive home.
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NV Energy supports non-profits across Nevada with $6.1 milli...
NV Energy and its foundation contributed $6.1 million last year, including multi-year commitments, to support more than 400 non-profit organizations statewide.
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Underwood Photography offers free wedding photo package give...
Underwood Photography is offering a free wedding package and giving away more than $5,000 in prizes to locals in the greater Reno area.
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Locals nominate outstanding senior volunteers
The Salute to Senior Service program honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.
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Moana Nursery hosts Northern Nevada Orchid Show and seminars
Members of the Orchid Society of Northern Nevada will be exhibiting some of their rare plants at the Northern Nevada Orchid Show Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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TMCC names new dean of student services
TMCC welcomes long-time Reno-Sparks resident and WCSD Trustee Estela LeVario Gutierrez as its new dean of student services.
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