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RTC’s Sparks projects in full swing
SPARKS — Improvements are being made across Sparks in the Regional Transportation Commission’s effort to maintain local roadways and provide safer transportation to Sparks residents. New cycle tracks, improved sidewalks and pavement restoration are a few of the many projects the RTC has in store for Sparks in the coming months.
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District officials say graduation rates stabilizing
One percent decrease in grad rate brings challenges to district
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Digging toward the future : Excel Christian begins construct...
SPARKS -- The elementary classes at Excel Christian School are moving out on their own. Later this year, the elementary students and teachers will have their own 9,000 square-foot facility to accompany the middle and high school building in Sparks.
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Historic Nevada church marks milestone
Parishioners of St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church in Virginia City are celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding with events this weekend.
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NDOT turns US 395 into award-contending project
RENO -- It’s easy to forget that the Northbound 395 used to be a three-lane road or even a two-lane road before a widening construction project began in 2010. Commutes through the three-mile stretch between Moana Lane and the I-80 interchange used to be slow, dangerous and among the most congested roads in northern Nevada.
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Reno Air Races honor heroes from deadly 2011 crash
STEAD — Standing at the very spot where a World War II fighter crashed a year ago, Julie Morgan and Bri Depaoli remembered how quiet it was when they ran from a first aid tent to care for those wounded by the crash that left 11 dead and 70 seriously injured.
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Reno Air Race disaster recounted from cockpits
STEAD — Two-time champion Steve Hinton Jr. thought the National Championship Air Races would never run again.
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Amodei keeps up criticism of BLM over sage grouse
CARSON CITY — A Nevada congressman renewed his criticism Thursday of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for deferring thousands of acres from proposed oil and gas development in the state because of concerns over sage grouse habitat.
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WCSD Superintendent receives Somos Nevada 2012 award
RENO – Superintendent Pedro Martinez was honored with the first Somos Nevada 2012 Award at the annual Governor’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration on September 7. Martinez was selected by a hosting committee to receive the award, which showcases the work of Hispanic leaders in Nevada. The event was held at the governor’s mansion in Carson City. “I am so proud to receive this recognition from such a dedicated and esteemed group of leaders,” Martine...
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A Closer Look UNIFORM DECISION: Reed administrators, student...
It’s no secret the halls of Reed High School look much more blue and gold than usual. The Raider Nation is now in week three of its new mandatory uniform dress code where students must walk the halls clad in blue or gold polo shirts, khaki or black bottoms and a Reed logo on their chest.
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SHS student defies critics, aspires for education
SPARKS — While standing in front of Sparks High School, Mario Guadron shouts to a young boy passing on the sidewalk admiring his photo shoot. “How are your grades? You better not be lying either!” he shouts to the youngster before settling into his pose.
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Rail City Profile : MLB memories live strong for Newell
Throughout the world, from neatly groomed fields to dirt lots, children are playing the game of baseball. Along with their gloves and bats, the players also haul in tow with them a love of the game that drives dreams of someday walking onto a major league field as a professional player, the same dream that still flashes across the eyes of Tom Newell as he recounts his own big league story.
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Air races go on year after deadly crash
RENO — The vintage World War II fighters roaring out of the Valley of Speed are as loud as ever, their colorful paint jobs as bright as the enthusiasm of the loyal aviation buffs who fill the grandstands in Reno.
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Romney thanks Guard members; vows strong military
RENO — On the anniversary Tuesday of the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Sept. 11 is a day to renew a resolve to protect the nation from "evil" attacks and thanked members of the National Guard for their service and sacrifices.
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Danger in air again at Reno National Air Races
RENO — The annual air race in Nevada's Valley of Speed has a new name. Fans returning to see vintage World War II fighter planes streak across the sky will sit farther away. And a redesigned course poses less risk as pilots make the final turn toward the finish line.
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Living in the moment
Reed High junior not ready yet to leave high school behind
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Upcoming rate analysis, adjustment to senior center hours hi...
SPARKS — The Sparks City Council approved Monday an upcoming Rate Analysis Study that will evaluate the city’s sewer, storm drain and effluent (recycled water) systems and provide current rates for the utilities. The contract for the study was awarded to the FCS Group for $137,651.
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Great Basin Brewery debuts farmers’ market, showcases local ...
The end of August not only signals the end of summer, it means the end of farmers’ market season on Victorian Square. However, Great Basin Brewing Company refuses to let the local farming season die.
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