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Rural Rumble boxing returns to Fallon
FALLON — The city of Fallon and Let’s Get It On Promotions announced Tuesday the fourth annual Rural Rumble Fallon Fights 2011 on Aug. 27 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. Headlining the card is Derek Hinkey (8-2, 7 KOs) of McDermitt, Nev. Hinkey will be making his return to the ring after a prolonged layoff due to a hand injury. Hinkey will take on the experienced and tough Anthony “Powerhouse” Bartinelli (20-14-2,13 KOs) of Phoenix, Ariz....
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Solar Hot Water 101 teaches about rebates
RENO — Sunvelope Solar of Sparks announced Tuesday that a collaborative series of community outreach events called “Solar Hot Water 101” will be available free to the public at many local library branches throughout northwest Nevada this month. This series of one-hour presentations is intended to teach the basics of modern solar hot water systems as well as outline the generous financial incentives offered by utility companies to install them....
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Atlantis to host new high-stakes poker TV show
RENO — The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is the host location for a new weekly poker show, “High Stakes Hold’em,” set to debut on Comcast SportsNet California at 10 p.m. on Aug. 3. “High Stakes Hold’em” is a 15-week series, comprised of one-hour episodes, created by Red Deck Productions and filmed entirely at the Atlantis. It is the first poker television show to be exclusively filmed in Reno. The series will feature 13 episodes filmed at a high ...
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UNR offers gaming development program
LAKE TAHOE — The 21st annual Executive Development Program for the gaming industry will be offered by the University of Nevada, Reno, Oct. 10-18 at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Casino and Resort. Sponsored by the university’s Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, College of Business and Extended Studies, the program’s emphasis is “Confronting Challenges and Embracing Opportunities — Strategic Leadership in the Gaming Industry.” The...
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Free August medical clinic dates include immunizations
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinic dates for August have been scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 6 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 20. The Aug. 6 clinic will focus on back-to-school immunizations for school-age children and teens, while the Aug. 20 clinic is a general clinic primarily serving adults. Student Outreach Clinics are a free service providing much-needed care for Washoe County’s medicall...
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Local doctor to be honored at benefit for children’s care
RENO — Dr. James B. Atcheson, an endocrinologist, will be honored by Renown Health at Magic 2011, this year’s Renown Health Foundation gala benefiting Renown Children’s Hospital. The gala, scheduled for Oct. 15, will be an evening filled with music and success stories from Renown Children’s Hospital. The program also includes the presentation of the Arthur J. Lurie M.D. Distinguished Physician Award, honoring Dr. Atcheson for the difference hi...
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BLM urges awareness of wildfire dangers
WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca District is reminding the community to be aware of the increased chance of wildfire due to drier conditions, hotter temperatures and a high amount of fuels. These conditions have increased the potential for large and destructive fires. To date, 18 human-caused wildfires have burned 7,587 acres within the Winnemucca BLM District. “We encourage everyone using public lands to be careful ...
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Contest to give river-friendly landscaping upgrades
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee River Watershed Council’s River Friendly Landscaping Program is seeking to restore residential properties with significant erosion problems near rivers and streams in Truckee. The River-Friendly Landscaping program will award three single-family residences with $5,000 rebates and one multi-family residential property with $10,000 to reimburse homeowners for completed river-friendly landscaping. The Truckee River W...
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Lavender Ridge event supports the arts
RENO — Join Sierra Arts from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Lavender Ridge for a lovely soiree to support the arts. The event will feature plenty of live local music, wine, food, shopping and a raffle. All proceeds from the raffle and 5 percent of gift store sale proceeds that evening will support Sierra Arts, a nonprofit organization that provides local arts programs and classes. Sunset Wednesdays is a collaboration between Lavender Ridge of Ren...
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National Clean Energy Summit
LAS VEGAS — The National Clean Energy Summit returns to Las Vegas to focus on “The Future of Energy” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Aria Resort and Casino at CityCenter. Co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress, Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International, Sen. Harry Reid and UNLV, this year’s National Clean Energy Summit 4.0: The Future of Energy will once again bring together veteran business executives, energy policy...
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Northern NV Medical Group welcomes two new doctors
SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center this week welcomed neurologist David Dapra, MD, and general surgeon Paul Gaulin, FRCS, to its team of physicians affiliated with the Northern Nevada Medical Group. Dapra earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed his residency in neurology at the University of New Mexico. Dapra is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Gaulin earned his medical deg...
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Denim & Diamonds to help moms in need
RENO — The 29th annual Denim & Diamonds dinner and auction benefitting Casa de Vida will be held this year on Aug. 19 at the Tannenbaum Event Center on Mount Rose Highway. The event begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails, live entertainment featuring Bad Neighbors, a dinner and a live auction. Proceeds will help fund Casa de Vida, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing personalized and comprehensive services for pregnant and postpartum young women ...
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Bowers Mansion Road closure
WASHOE VALLEY — As of Friday, SR429 (Bowers Mansion Road) will be closed from U.S. 395 to Davis Creek Camp Road. It will be closed for about one year while the interchange is completed. A detour has been created from Davis Creek Camp Road to Parker Ranch Road, then down to 395 next to the Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory. The normal flow of northbound/southbound traffic on 395 will not be impacted unless high wind warnings for commercial and/or ...
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WM hosts home improvement promotion
RENO — This summer, thousands of home improvement projects will be taken on with the help of Waste Management’s (WM) Bagster Dumpster in a Bag. In celebration, WM is launching The Bagster Summer Home Improvement Project promotion. This promotion will live online at www.thebagsterproject.com and serves as a place for consumers to get summer project ideas and special summer offers. Visitors to the site can also connect with other do-it-yourself ...
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Pioneer Dance at California Trail Center
ELKO — The public is invited to an old-time trail dance hosted at the California Trail Center from 7 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Caller Rob Snow will guide this free event open to all ages and skill levels with music provided by Southwind. Visitors also will have the opportunity to view the newest permanent exhibit, “Jumping Off,” focusing on the start of an adventure of a lifetime for thousands of immigrants to the West. Also available are two...
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Washoe wins first in Digital Counties Survey
RENO — Washoe County was recently notified that it won first place in the category of populations between 250,000 and 499,999 in the 2011 Digital Counties Survey, a national program aimed at highlighting innovation and achievement in technology implemented by county governments. The survey is conducted annually by the Digital Communities program, a joint effort of the Center for Digital Government and Government Technology. Winners were divide...
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Lockwood Trailhead closed for tree trim, removal
RENO — Washoe County’s Lockwood Trailhead will be closed through Monday for tree pruning and removal. This work, which began Wednesday, is part of ongoing restoration efforts at this trailhead located along the Truckee River east of Sparks. Restoration work increases the health of the remaining trees and enhances the trailhead’s use as a unique location for hiking, fishing and bird watching. The Lockwood Trailhead is managed by Washoe County’s...
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Give input on Virginia St. bridge rehab
RENO — The public is invited to provide input and get involved in the future of a Reno icon. A Virginia Street bridge project public outreach open house will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the McKinley Arts and Culture Center, located at 925 Riverside Drive. At this meeting, attendees will learn about the project, its process and its progress. This is a great opportunity to provide feedback about the bridge types and preliminary themes ...
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Learn about volunteering with the county
RENO — Washoe County will be hosting an information session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 28 to discuss new volunteer opportunities with several of the county’s departments. All interested citizens are invited to attend. Washoe County Manager Katy Simon and county officials from the departments involved in the volunteer efforts will be on hand to talk about opportunities for citizens to help provide critical human services to some of the county’...
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TMCC to unveil new nursing program
RENO — Truckee Meadows Community College will recognize a donation from the Maxine S. Jacobs Foundation in an official naming ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the college’s Dandini Campus. The ceremony, which will honor the foundation’s namesake and late wife of Herb Jacobs, will include an unveiling of the sign for the newly named Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program, the top-rated nursing program in Nevada. Dr. Maria Sheehan, president of TMCC, and...
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