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Truckee Meadows Fire recruits for reserve firefighters
RENO — The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) is recruiting firefighters for the District’s reserve firefighter program. The program is currently limited to 40 personnel who will be assigned to one of the District’s 11 full-time operated fire stations. Reserve firefighters will be given an opportunity to gain valuable firefighting and EMS experience. Serving alongside with career firefighters, reserves are entrusted with providin...
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AACT students garner international honors
, 2014) – A student engineering team from the Academy of Arts, Careers & Technology (AACT) has won the first NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, beating dozens of other high school teams from 19 states, Puerto Rico, Germany, India, Mexico, and Russia. The students from AACT designed and built a rover that addresses potential engineering challenges that could be encountered during exploration of other planets for the competition, which was ...
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Public invited to Sheriff’s Forensic Science Division open h...
RENO — Washoe County residents are invited to get a unique behind-the-scenes look at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Division during a public open house from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. This open house is a rare opportunity for anyone who enjoys television shows like NCIS or CSI to see how a real life, local Forensic Science Division operates. Staff will demonstrate how they develop latent prints, test for...
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Baby shower celebration, no-cost Childhood Immunization Clinic
ise childhood immunization rates in northern Nevada, Immunize Nevada, as part of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), is hosting a baby shower and immunization clinic. Free food, raffles for baby gear, information on health benefits and services as well as immunizations will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside Meadowood Mall on Saturday, April 26. All recommended childhood immunizations will be available for children 4 years old and ...
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Sparks now home to Irish Pub, Texas style barbecue
SPARKS — Dining options in Sparks have expanded with the opening of CBQ (Cowboy Bar & Que) and O’Cleary’s Irish Pub April 24 at The Outlets at Sparks. Leasing approximately 24,000 square feet, the new restaurants take over the space formerly occupied by Cadillac Ranch and Rack N Pinz on the second floor and located next door to the new Galaxy Sparks IMAX Theater. Owned by Trifecta Management Group (TMG), the restaurants are designed to create ...
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Sign up now for Caron City’s Ghost Walking Tours
CARSON CITY — Carson City’s rich and intriguing history is explored and theatrically relived in Carson’s seasonal Ghost Walking Tours. The Carson City Ghost Walk and Ghost Walking Tours are a delightfully spooky and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian Era and diverse history. Hear about lingering spirits of the past centuries, haunted and paranormal stories. This is a spirit lead, guided walking tour of the downtown district’s ...
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April showers bring May kittens at Nevada Humane Society
Spring is here, and that means kitten season is underway. Each day, orphaned kittens arrive at Nevada Humane Society in desperate need of volunteer Foster Caregivers to provide them with a temporary home. How can you help? Attend the Kitten Shower on Saturday, April 26 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Nevada Humane Society shelter on Longley Lane.   Guests can visit with current Foster Caregivers who will share their experiences with this rewarding ...
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Tahoe Donner Golf season passes and multi-play packs on now
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Donner Golf Course 2014 season passes and multi-play packs are on sale now with early buy discounts available through April 30. Following such a mild winter, Tahoe Donner golf management anticipates opening the golf course by mid-May, with perhaps the earliest opening to date. It’s also likely that the driving range may open even before May. The upside to a light snow year is that the golf season may turn out to be the ...
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UNR plans to go tobacco-free in 2015
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno announced March 31 its plans to implement a Tobacco-Free University policy effective Aug. 1, 2015. This action has been endorsed through resolutions of support by the Faculty Senate, Staff Employees Council, Graduate Student Association and Associated Students of the University of Nevada. The university will join nearly 1,200 other U.S. colleges and universities that have implemented a tobacco-free policy....
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SPCA celebrates National Volunteer Week
RENO — The SPCA of Northern Nevada (SPCA) is honoring volunteers and their service to the SPCA with a week of events. National Volunteer Week is a time dedicated to demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. National Volunteer Week, April 6-13, is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change...
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Sheriff’s Office warns of new twist to ‘Arrest Warrant’ scam
SPARKS -- The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is sending out a warning to area residents today that there appears to be a new twist to the “Arrest Warrant” scam in which scammers pose as Sheriff’s Office personnel to fraudulently obtain money from innocent victims.  The Sheriff’s Office has received a number of reports this week from residents who said they were called by individuals claiming to represent the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and ...
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Registration open for 2014 Walk for Animals
SPARKS -- Nevada Humane Society is asking animal lovers to gather donations for the care of homeless dogs and cats by participating in the Walk for Animals on May 24 at Sparks Marina. The event includes a two-mile fun walk, music, face painting, exhibitors, refreshments, pet activities, including the Half Pint Hustle and Spa for the Paws and much more. Four-legged walkers on leashes are welcome. “In 2013, we aided over 12,000 animals, sheltere...
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Adventure Risk Challenge offers summer camp for youth
LAKE TAHOE -- UC Berkeley’s Adventure Risk Challenge Program (ARC) is offering a unique opportunity to Lake Tahoe youth this summer. For three weeks, ten teenage youth will explore the Lake Tahoe Region’s natural beauty, its waterfalls, its alpine lakes and its spectacular granite peaks. Outdoor adventures like rafting, rock climbing and backpacking will be combined with an academic curriculum that strengthens students’ English literacy and le...
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DA’s fraudulent check program collects $8 million
RENO -- The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office announced its Fraudulent Check Program has collected $8,046,066 owed to local creditors and business operators. The program was established in 1992 to provide a District Attorney-supervised and implemented program to help collect monies due from fraudulent or non-sufficient funds (NSF) checks and “account closed” checks. Fraudulent checks written without sufficient funds to back them cost cr...
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Cat Expert at Aces Ballpark
RENO— When people think of wild cats, lions and tigers come to mind. But what about bobcats, lynx, fishing cats or pallas’s cats? There are 30 species of cat closer in size to your house pet than a lion or tiger, and each plays a vital role in their habitats. Now, thanks to Animal Ark, you can learn more about these unheard-of felines from one of the world’s premiere experts, Dr. Jim Sanderson. You’ll be amazed by how easy it is for you to inf...
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Salute to Women of Achievement at JA Nugget
d from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at JA Nugget, the Nevada Women’s Fund is currently accepting nominations for this year’s honorees. Deadline for nominations is April 4. Salute to Women of Achievement is a great opportunity to recognize women in the community who are successful in their businesses and organizations as well as the community as a whole. Past honorees have demonstrated qualities such as: someone who exhibits extra effort in both her...
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Dine with your dog at Wild River Grille
RENO— Beginning in April, and throughout the summer, Wild River Grille has partnered with the SPCA of Northern Nevada (SPCA) to dine alfresco with your pooch on their Riverside patio.  Every Monday when you dine with your dog 10 percent of the check will be donated to the SPCA.  The perfect weather is here to take your four-legged family member to dinner and enjoy the food of Wild River Grille and the downtown outdoor atmosphere.   Wild River ...
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9th Street neighborhood cleanup event
RENO— The City of Reno has collaborated with community partners to provide a free Neighborhood Cleanup/Dump Day for residents of the Ninth Street area. On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, large dumpsters will be available at the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows parking lot for the disposal of items such as exterior trash, weeds, dead vegetation, furniture, appliances, tires and other types of discarded household items. Partner agencies inc...
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Information session hosted by Nevada Delegation
RENO— Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller and Representatives Joe Heck, Mark Amodei, Dina Titus and Steven Horsford will jointly host this year’s Academy Information Sessions in northern Nevada. This annual event gives high school sophomores and juniors interested in a military education a chance to ask questions and learn about opportunities available at service academies in the United States. The event is designed to help students learn abou...
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NNMC Inpatient RehabCenter receives award
SPARKS — The Inpatient RehabCenter at NNMC was recently recognized with the 2014 Top Performer Award by Uniform Data System. For the third straight year, the program was ranked among the top 10 percent of acute rehabilitation facilities nationally out of more than 750 that were ranked. NNMC ranked in the top 10 percent for outcomes related to the following quality indicators: percentage of patients who are discharged to their residence, the fu...
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