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Stargaze at Washoe Lake State Park Saturday
Astronomy experts will set up high powered telescopes to view the moons of Jupiter, the Milky Way galaxy and many other fascinating objects in the night sky from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
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Steampunk Exposition & Rail City Showdown this weekend
High Desert Steam will hold its Second Annual Steampunk Exposition and Rail City Showdown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Sparks Heritage Museum, located at 814 Victorian Ave. in Sparks.
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Heroes Needed Month at United Blood Services
Hero status isn’t reserved only for those brave men and women who rush into burning buildings or step into the front lines of war.
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Annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony today
CARSON CITY — In conjunction with National Police Week, at noon today the 16th Annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ceremony will be held on the capitol grounds in Carson City. The service will honor the 123 Nevada Peace Officers that have been killed in the line of duty since 1861. In 1998, the memorial was dedicated on the capitol grounds to recognize the ultimate sacrifice these officers made in service of their communities. This...
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NNMC Inpatient RehabCenter receives award
RENO — The Inpatient RehabCenter at Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) has been recognized with Uniform Data System’s (UDS) “2013 Top Performer Award.” The program is among the top 10 percent of acute rehabilitation facilities of their nearly 800 facilities in the 2013 PEM rankings based on 2012 data. UDS is a widely used system for documenting the severity of patient disability and outcomes for medical rehabilitation facilities throughout ...
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Cabela’s Boy Scout and camping weekend events
RENO — Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, is hosting a Camping Weekend Saturday and Sunday with various camping product vendors working at the store, area campgrounds and public land agencies promoting their facilities and a tent city featuring a variety of tent options with camp setups displayed inside and outside the Reno store. Cabela's is located on 8650 Boomtown Road, off Interstate 80 at exit 4. Saturday also features Cabela’s sem...
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School of Medicine sets free clinic dates for May
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for May are scheduled for the following dates: A children’s clinic will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. May 7; a general clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon May 18; and a women’s clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon May 25. In addition this month, a geriatrics clinic, geared to health care needs of adults ages 55 and older, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon May 1...
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Nev. student team paddles concrete canoe to victory
After dominating the competition in five canoe races and winning two of three academic categories, the University of Nevada, Reno concrete canoe team took the overall win in the annual Mid-Pac Concrete Canoe Competition held April 19-20 in San Jose, Calif.
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Spring Wildflower Walk at Washoe Lake State Park Saturday
Join park rangers at Washoe Lake State Park for a leisurely spring wildflower walk from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
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Take advantage of free prescription discount cards
RENO — Washoe County officials are encouraging the public to take advantage of a free prescription discount card available to county residents regardless of age, income or existing health coverage. The hassle-free card has been available since 2006 through the county’s membership in the National Association of Counties (NACo). “Washoe County launched the program to help our residents cope with the high price of prescriptions,” said Washoe Coun...
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Experience northern Nevada golf with value pass
Experience northern Nevada golf with value pass CARSON CITY — Golfers hoping to pack as many rounds as possible into their spring and summer can tee it up and take a swing at nine northern Nevada courses with the discounted "Ticket to Paradise" pass, available at www.divinenine.com. Only 35 of these limited supply passes are available at $299 each. This pass includes nine rounds of golf at nine courses, a total of 162 holes, more than 70,000 y...
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Eldorado hires celebrity chef Robert Hesse
RENO — The Eldorado Hotel Casino has hired celebrity chef Robert Hesse. Guests can find Chef Hesse in the kitchen at The Brew Brothers where he’s already putting his stamp on the hand tossed wood fired pizza menu. Chef Hesse has amassed a wealth of experience cooking in numerous kitchens across the country, including “Hell’s Kitchen,” FOX’s cooking reality show with fiery chef Gordon Ramsay. Chef Hesse was inspired to cook by watching his gran...
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Candlelight vigil and awards ceremony for crime victims rights
A candlelight vigil and awards ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mills B. Lane Justice Center in downtown Reno.
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ACTIONN hard at work improving education in northern Nevada
ACCTIONN held a public assembly to push for implementation of parent-teacher home visits on April 2 at the Unitarian Universalist of Northern Nevada.
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Vote for Nevada’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer
Nevada residents are encouraged to cast their vote for the state’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer.
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Local NV Energy workers celebrate National Volunteer Week We...
To celebrate National Volunteer Week, taking place this week, employees at NV Energy will be gathering to pack bags with healthy snacks to be distributed with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
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Two Grammy nominees kick-off 51st Reno Jazz Festival
RENO — Considered one of the best of its kind in the world, and lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as “showcasing music’s future,” the Reno Jazz Festival has been bringing jazz superstars and the finest emerging young artists to town for five decades. Celebrating 51 years of jazz, 1962-2013 (and counting down to 75 years and more), the Reno Jazz Festival hosts three days of concerts and events on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, April...
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Celebrate National Library Week
SPARKS — Washoe County Commissioners Proclaimed April 14-20 as National Library Week at their April 9 meeting. The proclamation was received by Arnie Maurins, Washoe County Library System Director, and Craig Franden, from the Law Library, as part of the Second Judicial District Court. “Communities Matter @ Your Library” is the theme of this year’s National Library Week, going on now. Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a...
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Local Ca$h Mob celebrates first anniversary
The Reno-Sparks Ca$h Mob is a year old this month and organizers have a celebration planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sierra Arts Gallery and Wild River Grille, both located at 17 S. Virginia St. in Reno.
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Workshop series teaches how to protect your money, estate
The Community Foundation of Western Nevada is offering eight weeks of free workshops to teach locals about money, retirement planning and their estate.
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