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Cabela’s offers free personal, workplace protection seminars...
RENO – Cabela’s will offer a free 90-minute series of personal and workplace protection and awareness seminars beginning Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Reno store, located at 8650 Boomtown Road (I-80, Exit 4). Additional classes are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, March 9 with all the 90-minute seminars beginning at 1 p.m. and being conducted in the conference room just past the Big Horn Grill. Developed by Jeff May and his company, APE...
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Aladdin audiences raise funds for Renown Children’s Hospital
RENO – At the conclusion of Thursday's performance of “Aladdin” in the Eldorado Showroom, the Eldorado Hotel Casino and production team of “Aladdin” presented Renown Children’s Hospital with a check for $15,000 – the amount needed to acquire a second 3-D Distraction System for the hospital. The Eldorado and “Aladdin” production team donated the first machine in November and set out to raise funds for a second machine through donations collecte...
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2012 Fire season rehabilitation underway
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) is working with other state and federal agencies to begin rehabilitation of state and private lands and critical wildlife habitat damaged by the 2012 wildfire season. More than 680,000 acres burned statewide. Additionally, more than 350 miles of bull dozer line, constructed on both public and private lands to suppress these fires, requires rehabilitation to prevent erosion and the spread of i...
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Grants available to improve Lake Tahoe water quality
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Division of State Lands (NDSL) has announced available funding from the Lake Tahoe Water Quality and Erosion Control Grants Program to implement Environmental Improvement Program projects on the Nevada side of the Lake Tahoe Basin. This includes water quality and stream environment zone restoration and enhancement projects. Non-state agency applicants must provide a minimum 25 percent matching funds. Pre-applications a...
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Nevada Magazine to host weekly radio show
RENO — Nevada Magazine, the official state tourism publication for 77 years, has partnered with Reno-based Nevada Matters Media to host a weekly Nevada Magazine radio show. "In almost four decades I have never been involved in a talk show that can do as much for Nevadans as the Nevada Magazine talk show," said Nevada Matters Media reporter and host Eddie Floyd, “which has been the goal of Nevada Matters Media ever since its beginning on KSRN w...
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Boys & Girls Club moves forward with new facility
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows moves one step closer to the start of construction for the new William N. Pennington Facility at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
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Catholic charities seeking donations for ‘Project Homeless C...
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is asking community members to consider starting the New Year by giving back to the local homeless population.
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TMCC welcomes new interim vice president of academic affairs
Truckee Meadows Community College welcomes Jane A. Nichols, Ph. D., as interim vice president of academic affairs.
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Nation’s best safety record held by NV Energy
The Fort Churchill Generating Station in Nevada, which is owned and operated by NV Energy, has reached a safety milestone of operating 25 years without a lost-time accident.
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ACTIONN leaders part of national summit on families
Two leaders in the local grassroots organization Acting Together in Organizing Northern Nevada (ACTIONN) attended the PICO National Network Summit on Faith and Families in Washington DC in early December.
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Local office supply store partners with non-profits
It’s My Community Store, a northern Nevada-based office supply business that is dedicated to giving back to the community, has recently partnered with local non-profits.
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Public asked to report suspicious solicitations
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows does not solicit donations door-to-door, nor does it solicit donations at storefront tables or kiosks.
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Nevada Seismo Lab used to track meteorite
RENO — When the Sutter Mill’s meteorite streaked across the Nevada sky in April, it made a loud boom and shook homes throughout the region. Ken Smith, associate director for the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno heard it and felt it that Sunday morning. His scientific curiosity drew him right to the lab’s earthquake monitoring network to see what registered on the more than 150 reporting stations. He found an as...
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Bike Project receives $12,850 from Tahoe Fund
INCLINE VILLAGE — Tahoe Transportation District received $12,850 from the Tahoe Fund Dec. 3 toward the Stateline to Stateline Bikeway Project. The Tahoe Fund is a non-profit organization whose mission is to become a major source of private funding for environmental projects around the Lake Tahoe Basin with an emphasis on recreation, conservation and education. The first one-mile section of the 3.2 mile bike path that will connect Round Hill Pi...
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‘Christmas Carol’ revived and performed this weekend
RENO — Inner Star Performing Arts of NV presents two shows of “Christmas Carol, an American Musical” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. The show includes live music, traditional Christmas music and other classics. Get ready for Big Band Swing dancing, tap dancing and classical ballet. Cast members range from 3 years old to adults and professionals, all wonderfully talented performers. Join us for a refreshingly new version of a tale of rede...
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Foundation to create fellowships for UNR College of Liberal ...
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts will receive a gift from the Bilinski Educational Foundation to fund dissertation-year fellowships for doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences. The $500,000 gift will create the Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship Fund for Land-Grant Liberal Arts Scholarship. During the next three years, the fund will support 20 students during the year they anticipate comp...
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Children’s Cabinet named PGA TOUR’s Charity Of The Year
RENO — The PGA TOUR announced Dec. 7 that The Children’s Cabinet has been named the organization’s 2012 Charity Of The Year. As part of the award, The Children’s Cabinet receives a $30,000 grant from the PGA TOUR to support the organization’s family and youth programs. The Children’s Cabinet is a northern Nevada non-profit organization that exists to keep children safe and families together by offering services and resources that address unmet...
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Students take the stage in Nevada Poetry Out Loud
High school students can take center stage in the Nevada Poetry Out Loud program that offers students a chance to recite poetry for a chance to win cash prizes and a trip to Washington D.C.
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Nevada universities’ Doctor of Nursing Practice degree accre...
The innovative program has been extremely successful, and a few weeks ago, the universities were notified that it has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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Reno’s Southern Pacific/Amtrak Railroad now historic site
RENO — The National Park Service recently announced they have approved the City of Reno’s nomination for the Southern Pacific/Amtrak Railroad Depot (located at 280 N. Center St.) to be on the National Register for Historic Places. On May 9, the Reno City Council unanimously approved the concept of renovating the historic part of the Depot into a new heritage center. Earlier this year, the City of Reno received a Certified Local Government Gran...
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