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Tahoe Fund donates $10,000 for lake restoration
CARSON CITY — The Tahoe Fund, a non-profit organization, donated $10,000 to the Lake Tahoe Resource Team in support of the Third Creek and Incline Creek watershed project. The grant finances a pedestrian bridge over Incline Creek to allow for safe, stabilized foot traffic across both creeks and to diminish stream bank erosion. “This bridge is a wonderful example of how we can come together to create a Tahoe that balances our natural environmen...
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Kennedy Center Partners in Education announces Arts Initiati...
RENO — The Kennedy Center Partners in Education (PIE) program is announcing the 2012-2013 year of partnership with the Washoe County School District (WCSD). The Partners in Education program, sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, is designed to assist arts organizations throughout the nation to develop and expand educational partnerships with their local school systems. The purpose of the partnerships is the establis...
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BLM approves Mount Hope Moly Mine Project
BATTLE MOUNTAIN — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain District, signed the Record of Decision (ROD) approving the Eureka Moly LLC’s Mount Hope Molybdenum Mine in central Nevada, about 23 miles northwest of Eureka near U.S. Highway 278 on public and private land in Eureka County. The mine will provide an average 400 long-term jobs in the area with a peak employment of 615 personnel during construction activities. “This decision...
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Annual Tuba Christmas Concert Saturday
The annual Tuba Christmas Concert returns to the Wilbur May Museum Saturday at 3 p.m.
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Nev. organization awarded Friend to Public Education Award
This past weekend, the Nevada Association of School Boards presented Communities In Schools of Nevada the Individual Friend to K-12 Public Education award.
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Aces offer Stocking Stuffer Four-Pack
The Reno Aces are excited to announce the Stocking Stuffer Four-Pack ticket offer that will be available throughout the holidays.
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NV Energy assists with hurricane restoration efforts
Three NV Energy crews left for New York Nov. 5 on C-5 and C-17 aircraft, courtesy of the US Air Force.
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Nevada State Bank hosting denim drive
To help the many local children in need this season, Nevada State Bank is collecting new denim clothing, socks and underwear for the annual Reno Rodeo Foundation Denim Drive now through Dec. 31.
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Annual Jeffrey Olson Memorial Thanksgiving Feed Tuesday
Silver Legacy Resort Casino is reaching out to those in need by preparing and serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings.
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Tahoe Rim Trail Association Hosts 31st Annual Meeting
More than 90 people attended the Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s 31st Annual Meeting on Oct. 19 at the DW Reynold’s Non-Profit Center in Incline Village.
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New Reno-Tahoe app benefits visitors
RENO — The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority announced Nov. 1 the release of its new mobile application designed to help visitors plan a trip and enhance their experience upon arrival to Reno-Tahoe. The Reno Tahoe USA app provides potential visitors with information on which hotels may be best suited to their needs; what concerts, events and entertainment will be offered during their visit; where they can get outdoors to enjoy the fr...
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School of Medicine offers free radiation screening clinic
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine will offer free medical screenings on Dec. 8 at its Family Medicine Clinic located in the Brigham Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Screenings are by appointment only. Nevadans who lived near or worked at the Nevada Test Site during the period of atmospheric nuclear testing (1951 – 1963) may be eligible to participate. The Nevada Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Prog...
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Local builders team up to benefit the Boys & Girls Club
RENO — Three local builders – Desert Wind Homes, Lennar Homes and Ryder Homes – have teamed up on a month-long effort to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. A monetary donation will be made each time someone visits or purchases a new home within their communities to help further the non-profit’s mission to enhance the quality of life for children in the Truckee Meadows. As part of the “Homes with Heart” Charity Home Tour between ...
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TMCC collects for annual food drive
In support of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and KTVN Channel 2’s “Share Your Christmas Food Drive,” TMCC is collecting non-perishable food through Dec. 14.
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Early registration for Scheels Turkey Trot ends Thursday
Early registration is open through Thursday for the 14th annual Scheels Turkey Trot event held in Sparks on Thanksgiving Day.
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Pedestrian safety campaign at UNR
The Davidson Academy of Nevada has partnered with University Police Services to implement a Pedestrian Safety Awareness Campaign on high-traffic streets near campus.
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Bishop Manogue Service Club kicks off food drive
RENO — Bishop Manogue Catholic High School’s Sodality Club kicked off its annual food drive on Wednesday. Each year, this women’s service organization partners with Sister Carmen at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church and Holy Child Early Learning Center to distribute food to hundreds of families throughout the area. Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the school’s front office before Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. ...
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Biology lecturer recognized for neuroscience 
education work
RENO — Once a year, Amy Altick takes a week and travels to libraries and schools around Nevada to give informal, interactive presentations and audience-driven demonstrations and games to make neuroscience interesting to students. When she travels, she brings along her three human brains and various animal brains. Altick is a biology lecturer in the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno and a former postdoctoral scholar in the Un...
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Saint Mary’s HealthFirst HMO/POS ranked No. 1 in Nevada
RENO — Saint Mary’s HealthFirst HMO/POS has been recognized as the number one plan in Nevada — and was nationally ranked 279th — in the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2012-13. NCQA evaluated more than 538 private health plans, and of those, 474 were ranked. Plans are given an overall score of 1 to 100 based on dozens of criteria, including consumer satisfaction, prevention, treatment and ...
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Nell J. Redfield Foundation pledges $2 million to School of ...
RENO — The Nell J. Redfield Foundation has pledged a $2 million lead gift toward a $4 million renovation of the School of the Arts Church Fine Arts Building at the University of Nevada, Reno. “The arts are a uniting force, not just at the University, but beyond our campus borders,” said University President Marc Johnson. “The generosity of the Redfield Foundation will enhance the educational experience for our students, expand the spectrum of ...
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