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BLM welcomes acting manager in Elko District
ELKO — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District Office welcomes aboard acting District Manager Michael Herder. Having attended the BLM’s leadership academy in Phoenix, Ariz. last week, Herder will assume the DM duties today. He will be filling in behind Elko District’s current DM, Kenneth E. Miller, who has accepted a job as associate director of the BLM’s National Operations Center (NOC) in Denver. Herder has been with the BLM since...
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Governor’s regulatory review now complete
Speaking at The Chamber’s Directions 2012 event in Reno last week, Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the results of his administration’s regulatory review.
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Nev. chosen for federal cyber-security training
Gov. Brian Sandoval recently announced Nevada’s selection by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for this year’s Community Cyber Security Maturity Model program implementation for two of Nevada’s communities.
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Animal Services thanked for Washoe Fire response
Several northern Nevada residents are expressing their appreciation for the efforts made by Washoe County Regional Animal Services during the recent Washoe Drive Fire through letters, donations and even a couple of home-made pies.
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Washoe County board approves Mount Rose upgrades
RENO (AP) — The Washoe County Board of Adjustment has approved plans by Mount Rose Ski Tahoe to upgrade the resort southwest of Reno with a mountaintop restaurant, faster chairlifts and a second snowmaking pond. The board gave its unanimous support Thursday, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. The projects covered under the special-use permit “are pretty well thought out, good for the community and good for their business,” said Richard Cieri, ...
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Comment on Mt. Hope mine project through March 1
BATTLE MOUNTAIN — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held two public comment meetings in January, and will continue to accept written public comments on the Eureka Moly, LLC proposed Mt. Hope Mine Project draft environmental impact statement (EIS) through March 1. Public comment meetings were held Jan. 16 and 17, in Eureka and Crescent Valley. About 120 people attended the Eureka meeting and Crescent Valley had about 75 people in attendance. ...
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Granite wins award for asphalt paving
LANHAM, Md. — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced Thursday that Sparks-based Granite Construction Co. has won a 2011 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The company received its award at a special ceremony during the association’s 57th Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, Calif. The Quality in Construction Award recognizes asphalt pavements of excellence. “NAPA selects the recip...
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Reno Citizens Institute registration is under way
RENO — Residents of Reno, Sparks and Washoe County are encouraged to register now for the spring session of the award-winning Reno Citizens Institute (RCI) program, provided by the city of Reno. Participants meet with elected officials, department directors and city staff to gain an understanding of the city’s structure, processes and services through hands-on exercises and presentations. Activities include a mock planning commission meeting a...
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Sandoval staying out of GOP endorsement game
CARSON CITY (AP) — Don’t mistake Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s invitations to the Republican presidential contenders as anything more than a hospitable gesture. The governor is staying out of the nomination fight despite his rising stature in the GOP — or perhaps because of it. Sandoval has invited the candidates to his office this week as they campaign ahead of Saturday’s caucuses. If they make the trip to Carson City, the four — Mitt Romney, ...
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Assemblyman Tom Grady to seek re-election
YERINGTON — Assemblyman Tom Grady (R- Yerington) announced Monday his candidacy for re-election to the Nevada State Assembly District 38, representing Lyon and Storey counties and portions of Carson City and Churchill counties. Grady said he first intends to tackle funding for the state. “Funding affects schools, social issues and everything we do,” Grady said in a release. “I know we can all work smarter to properly prioritize. We need to bal...
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Occupy Reno student group to protest Defense Authorization
RENO — Occupy Reno will gather at 7 p.m. today at City Hall to march against the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012. This demonstration is part of a national coordinated effort of the Occupy movement to challenge the constitutionality of the act, signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 31. The legislation has come under fire by many groups for provisions that could “permit the indefinite detention of anyone around the g...
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Libraries receive $100,000 donation from Friends
RENO — During a joint meeting of the Washoe County Board of Commissioners and the Washoe County Library Board of Trustees on Jan. 24, the Friends of Washoe County Library (FWCL) presented a check for $100,000 to the Washoe County Library System, representing the organization’s donation for year ending 2011. “Year after year the Friends of Washoe County Library System work tirelessly in support of a strong library system,” Library Director Arni...
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Veterans Guest House finalist for Aprons in Action Program
The Veterans Guest House in Reno has been selected as a finalist for “Aprons in Action,” The Home Depot Foundation’s unique Facebook voting program, and now has the opportunity to win a $25,000 gift card from The Home Depot.
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Business seeks to ‘pump up’ donations for cancer
Pump It Up of Reno-Sparks, part of a national chain of indoor, inflatable playgrounds, will host its February “Bounce It Forward Playdate” as a fundraiser for Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation.
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New Comstock Wind Energy Project cancelled
The BLM has cancelled the proposed New Comstock Wind Energy Project
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Reid honors Nevada solider
Sen. Harry Reid honored Major Sean Passmore of Las Vegas during his Welcome to Washington constituent breakfast on Jan. 26.
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Check child safety seats for winter driving
RENO — As the temperatures drop and the snow begins to fall in the Truckee Meadows, roads become wet, icy and dangerous. Drivers with child passengers must pay particular attention to the driving challenges winter weather presents, including correct installation of child safety seats. In 2005, the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA), Renown Health and Saint Mary’s established the region’s first permanent, full-time facility t...
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Moana Nursery announces February seminars
RENO — Moana Nursery will present several gardening seminars for the public this month. Feb. 4:   Ornamental and Fruit Tree Pruning — Hands on workshop with Moana Nursery plant doctor and certified arborist Jon Bryn.  Wear appropriate clothing for outside and bring your pruners and gloves. Feb. 11:  Shrub, Vines, Grape & Berry Pruning — Hands on workshop with Moana Nursery plant doctor and certified arborist Jon Bryn.  Wear appropriate clothin...
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Cegavske to run for Assembly District 35
LAS VEGAS —Republican Adam Cegavske, an educator in the Clark County School District, has announced his candidacy for Assembly District 35, representing Churchill, Pershing, Lander, Eureka and White Pine counties. Cegavske says he is running to improve public education by giving students more options when they graduate high school. “I can offer a tremendous amount of insight in regards to the changes that need to be implemented within the educ...
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High Sierra Youth Lacrosse League needs volunteers
RENO — High Sierra Lacrosse is looking for coaches and assistant coaches for its upcoming spring youth lacrosse leagues. High Sierra Commissioner Bud Haley said there is a particular need for an under-11 league coordinator, under-13 and under-15 boys coaches, and under-13 and under-15 girls coaches and volunteers. “Our sport is growing, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have so many young people wanting to play the game,” Haley said.  “Our c...
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