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Fishing hook restrictions lifted for some Humboldt Co. creeks
CARSON CITY — A recent change in Nevada’s fishing regulations has relaxed hook restrictions, allowing for the use of barbed hooks on any legal bait for the Andorno Creek, Colman Creek and North Fork of Battle Creek, all in Humboldt County. Previously, the regulation allowed for only the use of single barbless hooks for fishing these waters. “Years ago we relocated wild Lahontan cutthroat trout to these waters to reintroduce a native species,” ...
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Granite Construction awarded for Truckee River Canyon Project
RENO — Granite Construction Company announced Monday that the company has been awarded the Gold Level Excellence in Partnering Award by the Caltrans Partnering Program for the Truckee River Canyon project. The Truckee River Canyon project consisted of highway reconstruction along the five-mile, narrow and winding interstate at the California-Nevada border. The project included reconstructing the worn and battered roadway section, replacing the...
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NNMC Wound Care Center receives award
SPARKS  — The Northern Nevada Medical Center Wound Care Center has been recognized by Diversified Clinical Services, Inc. (DCS), for the following outstanding patient outcomes in 2011: • Over 92 percent patient satisfaction • 91 percent wound healing rate within 30 median days to heal Current statistics show that nearly 5 million Americans are afflicted with chronic, non-healing wounds. With a rapidly growing aging population and obesity rates...
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WNC solar project to be dedicated Wednesday
CARSON CITY — Officials with Western Nevada College, Black Rock Solar and NV Energy are celebrating completion of a 200-kilowatt solar project at the college’s campus on Wednesday. WNC is receiving a $940,000 rebate from NV Energy’s SolarGenerations program to offset installation costs. The photovoltaic solar panels are expected to generate up to 360,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. The check presentation and remarks by project part...
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Scientist to debunk debunkers today at UNR
RENO — Naomi Oreskes, noted climate change scientist and author, will explore in a talk today at the University of Nevada, Reno how the same people who reject the real history of the environmentally and medically disastrous DDT also reject the reality of man-made climate change. Her presentation, the last installment of the “Discover Science Lecture Series” for the semester, is called “Rachel Was Not Wrong: Why the Science Surrounding DDT Matt...
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Memorial to honor those who donated remains
RENO — Students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s class of 2015 will hold a memorial service to honor those who donated their bodies to the anatomical donation program for medical research and education. The service will begin at 2:30 p.m. May 3 at Walton’s Funeral Home chapel. Family and friends of donors are invited to attend the service. The anatomical donation program accepts donations from individuals for anatomical resea...
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Food and wine fundraiser benefits The Colby Foundation
RENO — Raise a toast for a great cause at The Colby Foundation’s inaugural food and wine gala and fundraiser, set for April 26 at Napa-Sonoma in Reno. All proceeds from the event help the foundation’s mission to promote awareness and education about life-saving organ and tissue donation and transplantation. The Colby Foundation is a private, non-profit organization established in 1995 in Reno. The foundation provides an endowment to qualifying...
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Black Rock Solar, Groupon launch ‘Solarize the Shade Tree’
LAS VEGAS — Black Rock Solar and Groupon Grassroots, the philanthropic arm of Groupon, announced Monday the launch of a campaign to allow Nevadans to help purchase solar panels for The Shade Tree, a local shelter for at-risk women and children. The Solarize the Shade Tree campaign will be featured on the Nevada Groupon Grassroots page this week through Earth Day on Sunday. Utilizing Groupon Grassroots’ collective action model, Groupon subscrib...
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Saint Mary’s Health Plans retains contract with Saint Mary’s...
RENO — Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center will remain a provider for Saint Mary’s Health Plans (SMHP) after the hospital’s sale to Prime Healthcare Services, which is expected to be finalized by June 30, SMHP said Monday. “Saint Mary’s Health Plans is dedicated to the state of Nevada and meeting the insurance needs of the communities we serve,” a press release stated. “We fully expect this transition will help strengthen our existing operati...
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Come to Governor’s Cup presentations
RENO — The public is invited to watch Nevada’s best and brightest college and university students present their business plans on Tuesday at the Eldorado Hotel Casino’s convention center. The presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations will be given in the convention center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a complete schedule, visit www.ncet.org. The Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Awards Dinner will be held at the Eldorado at...
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NDOW to hold progressive fly tying class
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is sponsoring a fly tying class April 24 through 26. This progressive class will start with a basic fly and progressively work up to a more advanced fly by the third class. For anyone who wants to learn how to make their own flys or learn how to match the hatch, this class will teach the basics. The class is designed for beginning to intermediate level fly tiers and is free to all particip...
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Prudential office offers free paper shredding on Earth Day
RENO — Prudential Sierra Nevada Properties (PSNP) is holding a free community paper shredding event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Earth Day, this Sunday. Puliz Shredding Services will shred and recycle attendees’ documents. The event is a collaboration among PSNP, Guild Mortgage Company, Western Title and Puliz Shredding. Darrell Plummer, broker and owner of Prudential Sierra Nevada Properties, hopes others will be encouraged do something for Eart...
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The Grove at South Creek offers D’Andrea brides $1,000 depos...
The Grove at South Creek announced Thursday they will offer brides previously booked at D’Andrea Golf Club a credit of their non-refundable deposit up to $1,000 on their wedding facility re-booking at The Grove.
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Cosmic collaboration leads to solar eclipse series
Local scientists and historians will fuse their talents to present a series of special events to observe the upcoming 2012 solar eclipse.
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Reno accepting proposals to lease building in former bus sta...
The City of Reno is accepting proposals to lease a building in the former CitiCenter bus station.
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‘Spanglish’ expert and cultural critic to speak at UNR
Prolific author, cultural critic, linguist and television host Ilan Stavans is internationally known for his work in language, identity, politics and history.
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Cabela’s Ladies’ Day Out set for Saturday
A day-long event presenting free hands-on seminars, product experts, giveaways, shopping discounts, sweepstakes, and samples is being held Saturday at Cabela’s in Reno.
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USBC Women’s Champs, Satellite Hall of Fame in Reno
RENO — The 2012 United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships will begin its 86-day run at the National Bowling Stadium, welcoming the first of more than 30,000 bowlers to Reno, today beginning at 9 a.m. In conjunction with the opening of the tournament, the new International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame (IBM/HF) Reno Exhibit on the ground floor of the stadium will open its doors for the first time and celebrate more than 5,000 years...
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Sorenstam back in Reno-Tahoe Open
RENO — LPGA Hall of Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam returns for a second time to the Reno-Tahoe Open to help kick off the region’s only PGA Tour event during the third annual Women’s Day on July 29. While the event again features a golf demonstration, it also includes more high-end retail elements than ever before and serves as a launch pad for tournament week. The annual event now includes an exclusive Montrêux home tour and a progressive food a...
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Help needed for Swan Lake spring clean-up
RENO — The Swan Lake Nature Study Area is preparing for the annual spring clean-up and weed pull on May 5 in Lemmon Valley. This event cleans up winter debris and is the perfect time to destroy thistle rosettes devastating wildlife habitat. Volunteers gather at the McDonald’s restaurant in the Lemmon Valley off U.S. 395 at 8:30 a.m. then separate into groups to assist with minor maintenance jobs, clean up trash or dig weed at designates sites ...
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