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BLM doing rehab work on public lands in the Washoe Drive Fir...
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District is set to begin rehabilitation work Monday on public lands administered by the BLM that were burned in the Washoe Drive wildland fire area. About 600 acres will be aerially seeded with a variety of native and non-native plant species. The selection of these plant species is based on their ability to aid in erosion control, evasive species control and fire resistance. In add...
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Rep. Berkley cosponsors ‘Visa Waiver’ bill
WASHINGTON — Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) issued a statement Monday that she has cosponsored legislation that will expand the Visa Waiver Program in order to increase the number of foreign tourists traveling from abroad to such places as Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Reno and other destinations in the Silver State. “Job creation should be our top priority and promoting tourism — Nevada’s largest industry — will help put people back to work and get o...
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UNR Extension helps farmers give operations to successors
RENO — University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Utah State University Extension are co-sponsoring a four-day workshop titled “Estate and Farm Transition Planning,” Feb. 14 and 15 and March 12 and 13 at the Grand Sierra Resort. The workshops are intended for owners, operators and successors of farming and ranching operations who are planning to transition their operation to successors. Attendees will develop a business succession plan ove...
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Applications being accepted for public safety dispatcher
RENO — The city of Reno is accepting applications for public safety dispatcher in emergency communications (ECOMM). The closing date for accepting applications is Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. ECOMM provides the point of contact for the citizens of Reno and Washoe County when an emergency strikes. They provide dispatch services for the Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, University of Nevada-Reno Police, Truckee M...
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BLM welcomes acting manager in Elko District
ELKO — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District Office welcomes aboard acting District Manager Michael Herder. Having attended the BLM’s leadership academy in Phoenix, Ariz. last week, Herder will assume the DM duties today. He will be filling in behind Elko District’s current DM, Kenneth E. Miller, who has accepted a job as associate director of the BLM’s National Operations Center (NOC) in Denver. Herder has been with the BLM since...
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Governor’s regulatory review now complete
Speaking at The Chamber’s Directions 2012 event in Reno last week, Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the results of his administration’s regulatory review.
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Nev. chosen for federal cyber-security training
Gov. Brian Sandoval recently announced Nevada’s selection by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for this year’s Community Cyber Security Maturity Model program implementation for two of Nevada’s communities.
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Animal Services thanked for Washoe Fire response
Several northern Nevada residents are expressing their appreciation for the efforts made by Washoe County Regional Animal Services during the recent Washoe Drive Fire through letters, donations and even a couple of home-made pies.
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Washoe County board approves Mount Rose upgrades
RENO (AP) — The Washoe County Board of Adjustment has approved plans by Mount Rose Ski Tahoe to upgrade the resort southwest of Reno with a mountaintop restaurant, faster chairlifts and a second snowmaking pond. The board gave its unanimous support Thursday, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. The projects covered under the special-use permit “are pretty well thought out, good for the community and good for their business,” said Richard Cieri, ...
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Comment on Mt. Hope mine project through March 1
BATTLE MOUNTAIN — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held two public comment meetings in January, and will continue to accept written public comments on the Eureka Moly, LLC proposed Mt. Hope Mine Project draft environmental impact statement (EIS) through March 1. Public comment meetings were held Jan. 16 and 17, in Eureka and Crescent Valley. About 120 people attended the Eureka meeting and Crescent Valley had about 75 people in attendance. ...
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Granite wins award for asphalt paving
LANHAM, Md. — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced Thursday that Sparks-based Granite Construction Co. has won a 2011 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The company received its award at a special ceremony during the association’s 57th Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, Calif. The Quality in Construction Award recognizes asphalt pavements of excellence. “NAPA selects the recip...
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Reno Citizens Institute registration is under way
RENO — Residents of Reno, Sparks and Washoe County are encouraged to register now for the spring session of the award-winning Reno Citizens Institute (RCI) program, provided by the city of Reno. Participants meet with elected officials, department directors and city staff to gain an understanding of the city’s structure, processes and services through hands-on exercises and presentations. Activities include a mock planning commission meeting a...
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Sandoval staying out of GOP endorsement game
CARSON CITY (AP) — Don’t mistake Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s invitations to the Republican presidential contenders as anything more than a hospitable gesture. The governor is staying out of the nomination fight despite his rising stature in the GOP — or perhaps because of it. Sandoval has invited the candidates to his office this week as they campaign ahead of Saturday’s caucuses. If they make the trip to Carson City, the four — Mitt Romney, ...
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Assemblyman Tom Grady to seek re-election
YERINGTON — Assemblyman Tom Grady (R- Yerington) announced Monday his candidacy for re-election to the Nevada State Assembly District 38, representing Lyon and Storey counties and portions of Carson City and Churchill counties. Grady said he first intends to tackle funding for the state. “Funding affects schools, social issues and everything we do,” Grady said in a release. “I know we can all work smarter to properly prioritize. We need to bal...
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Occupy Reno student group to protest Defense Authorization
RENO — Occupy Reno will gather at 7 p.m. today at City Hall to march against the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012. This demonstration is part of a national coordinated effort of the Occupy movement to challenge the constitutionality of the act, signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 31. The legislation has come under fire by many groups for provisions that could “permit the indefinite detention of anyone around the g...
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Libraries receive $100,000 donation from Friends
RENO — During a joint meeting of the Washoe County Board of Commissioners and the Washoe County Library Board of Trustees on Jan. 24, the Friends of Washoe County Library (FWCL) presented a check for $100,000 to the Washoe County Library System, representing the organization’s donation for year ending 2011. “Year after year the Friends of Washoe County Library System work tirelessly in support of a strong library system,” Library Director Arni...
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Veterans Guest House finalist for Aprons in Action Program
The Veterans Guest House in Reno has been selected as a finalist for “Aprons in Action,” The Home Depot Foundation’s unique Facebook voting program, and now has the opportunity to win a $25,000 gift card from The Home Depot.
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Business seeks to ‘pump up’ donations for cancer
Pump It Up of Reno-Sparks, part of a national chain of indoor, inflatable playgrounds, will host its February “Bounce It Forward Playdate” as a fundraiser for Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation.
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New Comstock Wind Energy Project cancelled
The BLM has cancelled the proposed New Comstock Wind Energy Project
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Reid honors Nevada solider
Sen. Harry Reid honored Major Sean Passmore of Las Vegas during his Welcome to Washington constituent breakfast on Jan. 26.
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