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Wild Horse and Burro Expo
RENO — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Department of Corrections successfully adopted nine saddle-trained wild horses and one burro during the Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Additionally, four weanling wild horses found homes. Inmates from the Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s Saddle Horse Training Program showcased their training efforts during a...
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Nonprofit wants golfers to Think Kindness
RENO — Think Kindness, a northern Nevada nonprofit organization, is hosting its Inaugural Kindness Classic 2011 at LakeRidge Golf Course at noon on Sept. 16. The Kindness Classic is a fundraiser to inspire acts of kindness within the community. All proceeds will go directly to the Think Kindness organization. Think Kindness was founded in 2010 with the goal of inspiring kindness within our community and around the world. President and founder ...
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Labor Day celebration with V&T at Railroad Museum
CARSON CITY — The Nevada State Railroad Museum, located at 2180 S. Carson St., will be celebrating Labor Day weekend with Virginia & Truckee (V&T) railroad in the movies featuring equipment from used by Paramount, 20th Century Fox, MGM and RKO movie studios at the museum from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3, 4 and 5. The 1875 wood-burning locomotive Inyo, McKeen Motor Car and the regular steam train powered by V&T locomotive #25 will all be in ...
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9/11 tribute to take place at Balloon Race
RENO — The Great Reno Balloon Race board of trustees, together with officials from the state, the cities of Reno and Sparks and Washoe County, invite northern Nevadans to honor the heroes and remember the lives lost on this 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The commemoration will take place on Sept. 11, the last day of the Great Reno Balloon Race. “The 9/11 anniversary often falls during the balloon race and we are hon...
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Work crews supported by Truckee River Fund Grant
RENO — Washoe County Sheriff’s Office community service crews will help battle a noxious weed invasion at the county’s Crystal Peak Park next week by pulling poison hemlock and other weeds that are trying to establish a foothold in this popular riverside park. Crystal Peak Park is located off Old Highway 40 in Verdi. Crews are scheduled to be at the park from about 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Funding for the crews equipment and ...
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State warns of ‘registered agents’ deception
CARSON CITY — Secretary of State Ross Miller has issued a warning to Nevada businesses about deceptive solicitations from companies that purport to be “registered agents,” but in fact are trying to mislead business owners. Miller says he will use whatever legal remedies are available to stop the deceptive activity. The solicitation at first glance appears to be an official notification, endorsed by the secretary of state notifying businesses t...
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Offroad race goes smoothly
RENO — The Vegas to Reno Off-Road Race brought more than 1,000 people through 16 rural Nevada communities and over 500 miles of BLM desert last weekend. Race officials report there were no major accidents and only a couple of minor medical incidents. The race is held annually on established roads on public lands in Nevada. The race has run for more than 20 years and has become a part of the state’s history. Starting near Beatty, Nev., to avoid...
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Raley’s, Gov. Sandoval to announce campaign to help state parks
RENO — As thousands of Nevadans make plans to camp, recreate and enjoy Nevada’s state parks during the long Labor Day weekend, Raley’s grocery stores and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will announce a new partnership with the Nevada Division of State Parks to establish a fundraising source that can help spare various state parks from possible closure. Through “NickelAid,” every time a shopper uses a reusable grocery bag (paper, plastic or canvas) ...
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BLM holds commercial Pine Nut sale
RENO — The pine nut harvest is forecast to be good in central and eastern Nevada this year, and that forecast led to the Bureau of Land Management’s annual pine nut auction, bringing in $35,125 for 144,500 pounds for potential commercial harvest. Harvest units in the Battle Mountain and Ely districts were sold during the oral auction on Aug. 16 in Ely. Commercial bidders must speculate on the probability of the pine nut crop. This year the bid...
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Rural Rumble fight card shapes up
FALLON — Rural Rumble 2011, set for Saturday at the Churchill County Fairgrounds, is filled with evenly matched battles that aim to bring exciting boxing action back to Fallon. The card will be anchored by the highly anticipated return of northern Nevada favorite Derek Hinkey (8-2, 7 KOs) battling tough veteran Anthony Bartinelli (20-14, 13 KOs) in a six-round middleweight bout. After a sensational knockout win at last year’s Rural Rumble, fas...
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eWomenNetwork awards grant to Tru Vista rehab assistance
RENO — The eWomenNetwork Reno/Carson/Tahoe Chapter has awarded its 2011 eWomen Foundation grant to Tru Vista Foundation, a northern Nevada nonprofit that provides support programs and assistance to families in recovery. With a 17-year history in the region, Tru Vista is part of the Washoe County Family Drug Court’s 15-month program. The eWomenNetwork cash award of $6,000 will support Tru Vista’s Judges’ Scholarship fund. “When parents are in t...
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Aces mascot to read to children at shelter
RENO — It’s well-known that Archie, the Reno Aces’ furry, red mascot, loves baseball. A better-kept secret is that the 6-foot 5-inch gentle giant with the size 30FF sneakers is also a huge fan of the written word. Archie will share his passion for reading with the children who are staying at Volunteers of America’s Family Shelter, located at 335 Record St. in Reno, at 10 a.m. Sept. 9 for a storytelling event. During the one-hour session, Archi...
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Cabela’s to host Big Game Classic event
RENO — Cabela’s continues its fall hunting and outdoor season events with a focus on big game during Cabela’s Big Game Classic on Saturday and Sunday. The series of free seminars and demonstrations will emphasize elk calling, choosing proper ammunition loads, scope and rangefinder selection, backcountry bow hunting tactics, sporting dog training tips for hunters, as well as other topics. In addition to free seminars and kids’ activities, there...
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Day for Kids helps Boys & Girls Club
SPARKS — Sponsorships are now available for the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows’ 10th annual Day for Kids. On Sept. 17, hundreds of children and families will gather at the Sparks Marina for a free barbecue lunch, games, bounce houses, face painting, entertainment, ice cream and educational vendors offering information about community services. To help keep the event free to the public, applications for vendor space and sponsorships are n...
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Salvation Army to help 350 students
RENO — Up to 350 additional disadvantaged students will return to school with supplies and clothing they need thanks to an expanded Operation Back to School program provided by The Salvation Army. The program’s final distributions are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday at The Salvation Army, 1931 Sutro St. in Reno. More than 150 students were assisted in late July and early August. Each student will recei...
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Renown offers mammogram special
RENO — Renown Breast Health Center offers northern Nevada’s first and only whole breast screening ultrasound, SonoCine. The technology detects cancer hidden in dense breast tissue in standard mammogram images. Lately, there has been some confusion surrounding mammography screening guidelines, according to a Renown press release sent Monday. The American Cancer Society and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists agree that women ag...
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Suspicious solicitations for Boys & Girls
SPARKS — The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows has received reports of two men claiming to represent the organization and soliciting donations in Sparks near O’Callaghan Drive. The men reportedly said they were collecting donations for uniforms for teens. They also mentioned a second-chance program for teens. Administrators sent a release saying the club does not solicit donations door-to-door, nor does it solicit donations at storefront ta...
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Learn about effects of urban water runoff
RENO — This Saturday, the Truckee Meadows Watershed Committee, members of the American Fisheries Society from the University of Nevada, Reno, and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) volunteers will hold a volunteer-based urban watershed storm drain stenciling day, targeting the northwest Reno area. The event focuses on protecting the Truckee River from urban pollution. “Every bit of dry weather runoff from our lawns, sidewalks and streets ca...
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Register by today to vote for CD2
RENO — Today is the last day to register to vote in the Aug. 23 special election, just three days before early voting starts on Saturday. Registration closes at 7 p.m. To register, complete a new Voter Registration Application in person at the Washoe County registrar of voters office, 1001 E. Ninth St., Building A. Bring a photo ID. The office has extended normal business hours to 7 p.m. today. Check your registration status, polling location ...
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New museum to auction off an overnight experience
RENO — In advance of its Sept. 10 grand opening, the new Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is auctioning off a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Discovery will welcome one winning bidder and 24 guests to be the first to spend a “Night Under the Clouds” in the museum. The 25 individuals will experience more than 12 hours of unlimited access to the museum and each of its eight hands-on galleries. The auction began Monday and will close a...
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