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Computer classes Thursdays at the Sparks Library
The Washoe County Library System offer three hands on, basic computer skills classes weekly at the Downtown Reno and Sparks libraries.
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School of Medicine sets free August clinic dates
A general clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 17; a women’s clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 24; and a children’s clinic will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 27.
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Cruise giveaway beckons Nevada family caregivers
Nevada residents are invited to nominate deserving family caregivers – including themselves – for the opportunity to win a free, four-night, five-day cruise.
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Nevada art collector speaks at Comstock History Center
The Comstock History Center welcomes renowned Nevada art collector Wally Cuchine to speak during a two-hour presentation on from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 3.
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Nevada Highway Patrol undergoes 'I-80 Challenge'
SPARKS -- The Nevada Highway Patrol will be partnering with Highway Patrol agencies from California, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to provide the motoring public with an “I-80 Challenge” from July 24th – July 31, 2013.  State Highway Patrol agencies from all eleven states are challenging the motoring public to do their part in reducing accidents along the 2900-mile stretch of Interstate 80...
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University of Nevada, Reno, Student Wins Prestigious Award
RENO -- Brittany Bell has received Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women’s prestigious Jean Wirths Scott Leadership Award for Outstanding Change Leadership. Bell recognized she was in a position to affect positive change, not just within her own chapter, but also on a larger scale in the University’s Panhellenic community. The Jean Wirths Scott Leadership Award for Outstanding Change Leadership recognizes a junior or senior who has served on her ch...
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Washoe County continues free summer concert series at Lazy 5...
SPARKS -- Washoe County’s Lazy 5 Regional Park in Spanish Springs continues the ninth annual free Wednesday evening concert series July 24 featuring R&B with Guitar Woody & The Boilers. Due to exceptional support from the community, this summer’s series has been expanded to 12 concerts and will close out August 28 with a special performance from the Bystanders with Katy Simon. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings at the Lazy 5 Re...
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School of Medicine to discontinue infusion service
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine will discontinue its infusion service in the medical offices of the Department of Internal Medicine, located at 1500 E. Second St., Suite 302 in Reno, effective Aug. 30. This decision was made as the result of the retirement of one of two School of Medicine Reno-based oncologists. The infusion service is the only service affected by this decision; all other physicians and services at the Schoo...
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Animal Ark hosts Ark at Dark Aug. 17
RENO — Wolves and coyotes howling and big cats growling in the night: It’s the Ark at Dark! Animal Ark is open for this night safari from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 17. After dark is an active time for the Animal Ark’s predators. Enjoy a flashlight-led tour under the stars during the comfortable cool evening temperatures. Prior to the tour, learn about Nevada’s owls. A biologist from the Nevada Department of Wildlife will bring live birds to th...
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Adoption fees reduced at Nevada Humane Society
RENO — There are more than 100 kittens in need of loving homes at the Nevada Humane Society today. Now, more than ever, the Nevada Humane Society is asking the community to open their heart and home to an adorable kitten, or two. “We’re offering special reduced adoption fees to help these kittens find loving homes,” Kimberly Chandler, Communications Manager for Nevada Humane Society said. “You can adopt two kittens for the price of one — for j...
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Nevada Historical Society free admission day to celebrate ne...
In celebration of newly expanded hours of operation, all seven Nevada state museums are offering free Saturday admission July 20.
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Sparks Grocery Outlets July food drive fights local hunger
Sparks Grocery Outlet store is kicking off the third annual Independence from Hunger food drive, a month-long, company-wide campaign.
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Children’s Cabinet’s office on Kings Row relocates
The Children’s Cabinet announced that its office previously located on the corner of Kings Row and McCarran Boulevard in northwest Reno has moved to 4055 S. Virginia St.
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American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers
The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program provides rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment.
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School of Medicine sets free clinic date for July
The University of Nevada School of Medicine has scheduled one free Student Outreach Clinic for July: the general clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 13.
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Cabela’s honors ‘Hometown Heroes’
Cabela’s stores nationwide will honor the contributions of those who serve our country and communities by offering employee pricing to all veterans, active duty military and reserves, law enforcement, firefighters, and EMS personnel through Friday.
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Bacon, Bourbon and Brews inaugural charity event Friday
CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada presents the inaugural Bacon, Bourbon and Brews event from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch.
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Dash for Dads raises $25,000 for prostate cancer
More than 500 people participated in this year’s 5K race and walk on Father’s Day.
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Levco receives award from Sparks program
The Sparks award program has chosen Levco Transmission and Auto Repairs for the 2013 Sparks Awards in the Oil Changes and Lubrication Classification.
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Sparks court admin selected for award
Janine Baker, the administrator at Sparks Justice Court, was recently selected by the Nevada Association of Court Executives as its 2012 Executive of the Year.
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