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Testimonial ads in Calif. urge move to Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Development Authority is re-launching TV commercials encouraging Southern Californians move to their families and businesses to Nevada. The 30-second testimonials will air in Nevada’s neighboring state until March 29. Development authority president Somer Hollingsworth says the ads try to ward off hesitation about moving to the Silver State by focusing on positive lifestyles, schools, community activities and busine...
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Global Gala seeks nominations for award
RENO — The Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC) announced this week that its 13th Annual Global Gala will be held March 30 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Highlighting the evening will be the awarding of its inaugural Corporate Global Citizen Award. “We seek to recognize a local institution or company for its vision as a global citizen and how their vision impacts our community and our economy,” said NNIC’s Executive Director, Carina...
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Panel OKs funding for Nevada child care subsidies
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada legislative panel has approved shifting money from one agency to another to restore child care subsidies for the working poor. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that despite legal questions, the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee endorsed spending $1 million on child care for 243 children so their parents can continue working. An attorney general’s opinion is being sought on the legality of transferrin...
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NNMC offers cooking demo for diabetics
SPARKS ­— The Wound Care Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center will host a free cooking demonstration for diabetics from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Sparks Medical Building, 2385 E. Prater Way, Sparks, Suite 203. Wound Care Center Medical Director Todd Inman, MD and Tanya Crisp, director of Wound Care, will present the demonstration. The class is interactive and participants will get to taste healthy dishes that are demonstrated for them. “More ...
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WNC to host Nevada Small Farm Conference
FALLON — In the midst of a challenging economy, the 2012 Nevada Small Farm Conference looks to agriculture to help communities rebuild local economies.                Western Nevada College will host this year’s Nevada Small Farm Conference, March 8 through 10, at the Fallon Convention Center and Western Nevada College Fallon campus. The event includes four pre-conference workshops, two days of farming seminars and a Friday evening reception. ...
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19 to graduate today from public safety training
CARSON CITY — After spending over five months in training at the Department of Public Safety’s Training Division academy in Carson City, 19 members of Academy 65 will graduate today and become Nevada’s newest law enforcement officers. Seventeen graduates are going to be assigned as troopers while the other two will begin their careers as parole and probation officers. The graduates and the duty stations where each will serve are: Marisa Adams,...
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Register online for TMCC late-start classes
RENO — Registration for Truckee Meadows Community College’s (TMCC) late-start classes is now available. Classes begin as early as this month and as late as April. Current and prospective students are urged to apply for admission to the college and visit my.tmcc.edu to register. “With more than 32,000 students who range from ages 18 to 75, hold different jobs and come from many different backgrounds, accessibility is something we pride ourselve...
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City to hold several yoga classes
SPARKS — Enjoy the benefits of yoga this winter with sessions taught by instructors from Yoga Loka studio. Sessions will be held at the Larry D. Johnson Community Center at 1200 12th St., across from the Sparks Library. Yoga Basics: The introductory six-week course covers the principles, philosophy, movements, breathing and relaxation techniques of yoga. Tuesdays, Feb. 21 to March 27 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Yoga Flow: Appropriate for all levels...
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Workshops for seniors to address foreclosure
RENO — The Washoe County Senior Law Project is holding seminars for the public that will go over issues such as the time frame of the foreclosure process, common options available from mortgage companies and mortgage modification scam information. Workshops will also provide a question-and-answer session for more specific concerns. The next workshop is set for noon to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Washoe County Complex, 1001 E. Ninth St. in the Cen...
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NMA is finalist for $15M grant
The Nevada Museum of Art has been named a finalist for support from ArtPlace, a private-public collaboration of nine of the nation’s top foundations.
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Speaker series for equestrians, hunters and fishermen
This March, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Cabela’s of Reno are teaming up to deliver a Spring Speaker Series for all outdoorsmen and women in and around the northern Sierra.
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Nevada Senate launches ‘uLegislate’ with session today
“uLegislate,” a new educational program and legislative simulation, will swing into action today.
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City votes to decommission Moana Stadium
The City Council voted Wednesday to decommission Moana Stadium while directing staff to bring back information regarding both demolition of the facility and an effort to revitalize it.
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Saddle-trained horses up for adoption Saturday
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Nevada Department of Corrections are hosting the first of three annual saddle-trained horse adoption events in Carson City on Saturday at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC), off Snyder Avenue on the south side of Carson City. Sixteen wild horses from BLM-administered public lands will be offered for adoption at the NNCC corrals. The publ...
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Learn to be a volunteer for the May Arboretum
RENO — Learn how to care for a garden from the roots up by taking part in a series of free volunteer training workshops offered by Washoe County’s Wilbur D. May Arboretum in March. Classes cover volunteer opportunities at the arboretum as well as a number of plant and garden care topics, including proper pruning and planting techniques, basics of botany, information about insects that are both good and harmful to gardens, weed identification a...
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Arenacross Series returns to Reno
AURORA, Ill. — The longstanding tradition of indoor dirt-bike racing in Reno continues next weekend, as the 2012 AMA Arenacross Series returns to the Biggest Little City for its 11th round of the championship. Defending champion, and current series points leader, Tyler Bowers leads the world’s best arenacross competitors into back-to-back nights, Feb. 17 and 18, at the Reno Livestock Events Center. Action kicks off at 7 p.m. Amateur Day closes...
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One more week to enter school upgrade project
RENO — Public and publicly funded charter K-12 schools in Carson, Churchill, Douglas, Humboldt, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey and Washoe Counties have one week left to enter Dolan Automotive Group’s $30,000 School Upgrade Project. Starting Feb. 15, project proposals go through two rounds of voting by fans of Dolan’s Facebook page and one elementary, one middle and one high school will be selected to receive $10,000 each to fund the proposed ...
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Smoke alarm program rekindled
SPARKS — Fire department personnel are once again visiting homes in Sparks to install free smoke alarms and give personalized fire-safety education to residents. The Project SAFE program (Survive a Fire Emergency) will target up to 1,000 homes during its second year. “Your family is twice as likely to survive a fire if you have working smoke alarms,” Sparks Fire Marshal Bob King said in a press release. “It’s very important to have smoke detec...
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Plunge into Tahoe for a good cause
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Teams of super heroes, penguins, pirates and other characters jumped into Lake Tahoe last winter, and on March 17, they’ll do it again. Residents are invited to join them as Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada co-host Polar Plunge 2012 at Zephyr Cove, South Lake Tahoe. The event is open to all and will include entertainment, a costume contest and prizes, as well as Special Olympics athletes, coaches and volunteer...
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KUNR names news director
RENO — Michael Hagerty has been named news director for KUNR 88.7 FM – Reno Public Radio. Hagerty comes to KUNR from his position as senior producer and news director for KNPB-TV Public Television in Reno, bringing to the job more than a decade of public radio and public television experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has past experience at two university-based NPR member stations. “Micha...
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