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Gay men’s chorus performs at Reno church
The Nevada Gay Men’s Chorus will host its inaugural concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Reno. The concert begins the three-concert series of the chorus’ first season under the direction of founder and artistic director Matthew Moore.
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Take survey on sharing services by today
Today is the last day for residents to participate in a survey providing thoughts about Washoe County and the city of Reno sharing services in three areas: information technology, human resources and purchasing. Washoe County and the city of Reno already share dozens of services through interlocal agreements, memorandums of understanding and even full consolidation.
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$35,000 grant celebrates sagebrush
Audubon’s Nevada Important Bird Area Program recently has been awarded a $35,231 grant from Audubon and Toyota’s TogetherGreen initiative, forging an alliance between a Native American tribe and two conservation organizations in taking an innovative approach to helping tribal members steward their land for habitat and wildlife.
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Hometowne Health gives to Evelyn Mount
Evelyn Mount Community Outreach received a special holiday donation Wednesday at the annual Hometown Health Broker Appreciation Luncheon at the Eldorado Hotel Casino.
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Text 'gift' to help the Red Cross
Cell phone users can text the word GIFT to 90999 through Dec. 31 to make a $25 donation to the American Red Cross.
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$362,000 to promote rural attractions
The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) approved grants Tuesday to help rural communities attract visitors to such diverse attractions as an off-highway vehicle trail for Battle Mountain, a cowboy poetry and music festival in Genoa and a bathtub boat show in Ely.
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Forum to raise awareness of injury deaths among elderly
RENO — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every three adults age 65 and older falls each year. In order to provide education to the community on the prevention of falls, students from the University of Nevada, Reno’s public health and aging class, along with Washoe County Senior Services, the Sanford Center for Aging and the University’s Public Health Coalition, are hosting a Falls Prevention Forum from 4...
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Russ Fields named director of Mackay School Sciences
RENO — Russ Fields has been appointed the new director of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. “Russ brings extensive experience as a geologist and manager in the petroleum, minerals and natural resources development industries to the university,” said Jeff Thompson, dean of the College of Science. “I’m excited he’s agreed to accept this challenging endeavor.” Fields will work with the Mackay S...
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Balloon race offers one-day sponsorships with a flight
RENO — For the first time ever, The Great Reno Balloon Race is offering one-day sponsorships for those who have always wanted to take a hot-air balloon ride at the event. Special pricing on these sponsorship packages will only be available through the end of January. Give the gift of flight this holiday season for just $349. Prices will increase to $399 on Feb. 1. A one-day sponsorship includes a ride for one person on one of the three days of...
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United Blood Services needs donations
RENO — Blood is traditionally in short supply during the winter months due to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather and illness. December, in particular, is a difficult month for blood centers to collect blood donations. “Our community’s blood supply is no exception,” said Steve Thomas, donor recruitment director for United Blood Services of Reno. “Our need for blood donors is especially great right now.” Throughout the entire mont...
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Nominate supportive employers
ARLINGTON, Va. — Nevada military guard and reserve members have five weeks to nominate their supportive employers for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award before nomination season closes on Jan. 17. Guard and Reserve family members can also nominate their service member’s employer during this nomination season. The award is the U.S. government’s highest honor given to employers for their outstanding support of employees...
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Dreaming of a green holiday
RENO — Waste Management (WM) is encouraging its customers to help reduce the extra waste generated during the holidays. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s as compared to any other time of the year, according to WM. The extra waste amounts to about 1.2 million extra tons per week — an extra 6 million tons during the entire holiday season — and is predicted to be roughly the same this year even in ligh...
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2011 raffle car is a Corvette
RENO — The 2011 National Automobile Museum raffle car is a competition yellow 1990 Corvette convertible with a 5.7 liter T.P.I. V8 engine, six-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, power seats, speed control, Delco-Bose music system, gray leather interior and a black convertible top. It has only 18,600 miles on it. Tickets for a chance to win the car are available daily at the museum, at special events such as Hot August Nights and the ...
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Trade food for fares on RTC
RENO — All fares will be free on RTC transit services in exchange for food donations on Thursday and Friday. Any nonperishable, unexpired food will earn a free ride during RTC’s annual Food for Fare days. Donations benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Passengers can board for free on RTC Ride, Rapid or Connect, RTC Access and RTC Intercity. The free downtown Reno service, RTC Sierra Spirit, also will collect donations. Food will be receiv...
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Report: Horses OK during BLM summer gathers
The Bureau of Land Management on Friday released a report prepared by four independent, credentialed equine professionals concerning the care and handling of wild horses and burros at three major gathers held over the summer. The full report, accessible online at www.blm.gov, made several observations and findings, including that, in general, "horses did not exhibit undue stress or show signs of extreme sweating or duress due to the helicopter...
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Globetrotters bring four-point shot to Reno
PHOENIX — The innovating and entertaining basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters have implemented the first-ever four-point shot as part of all of its games on the team’s 4 Times the Fun North American tour, the team’s record 85th season of touring. The Globetrotters debuted the four-pointer to a national audience on Sunday and will bring it to Reno at 7 p.m. on Jan 13 when the Globetrotters take on the Washington Generals at Lawlor Events C...
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TMCC student creates animated commercial
RENO — Are you ready to see the latest in animation? No, it’s not “Toy Story 3.” It’s an animated commercial for Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) created by a student in the college’s graphic communications program. Craig Duerksen, a TMCC student, worked with instructor Brian Wells on the project for nearly a year. The final product is a 60-second animation and live-action commercial that the college can use for registration promotions...
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Cardinal named UNR’s 2010 Herz Gold Medalist
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno has named Sophia Raphael Cardinal the recipient of the 2010 Herz Gold Medal, presented at each commencement ceremony to the graduating senior with the highest grade-point average. Raphael Cardinal, a Carson High School graduate, was admitted to UNR in the fall of 2006 and has completed her degree in accounting in the College of Business with a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average. She has been employed as an...
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Two Reno residents receive medal
At the Reno City Council meeting, Reno Police Chief Steve Pitts presented residents Staheli Meyer and Melanie Bolin the Chief’s Commendation medal.
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UNR professor discusses discovery of African rock art
In Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas, the artistic symbols painted by American Indians were destroyed when vandals spray painted over the art.
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