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Aging classes, lecture by UNR School of Medicine
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Nevada Geriatric Education Center is offering a class on positive approaches to care for the aging in December. The class will address sexuality in older adults, including tips to manage inappropriate sexual behaviors, creating a positive environment for sexual expression and risks and alternatives of using restraints on people with dementia. It will be held on the following dates: • Dec. 3 ...
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16 agencies adopt software for sharing data
CARSON CITY — In a major cooperative effort to bolster public safety statewide, 16 Nevada agencies have selected Spillman Technologies of Salt Lake City to provide a new software system. The ability to share data across jurisdictional lines will help agencies track criminals, said Pat Conmay, chief of records and technology for the Nevada Department of Public Safety. “Data sharing enables agencies to do a much better job of protecting the publ...
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Improvements nearly done at Renown
RENO — Clark and Sullivan Construction announced Monday that work is almost complete on three tenant improvement projects for Renown Regional Medical Center, located at 1155 Mill St. in Reno. Projects include construction of the John and Sue Dermody Children’s Healing Garden, lab automation to accommodate state-of-the-art equipment and vascular operating room and interventional suite. “We are pleased to be a part of the continuing progress of ...
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Port of Subs gives to Evelyn Mount outreach
RENO — Locally owned and founded Port of Subs sandwich shop chain announced Monday its support of the Evelyn Mount Community Outreach by donating a Thanksgiving gift of $400 to help feed local families. Port of Subs will be making an additional donation of $400 during the week of Christmas with the hope of bolstering food supplies for those in need during the holidays. Mount is a local Reno philanthropist who has dedicated herself to helping t...
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TMT to hold membership meeting
RENO — Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT), a nonprofit dedicated to improving local quality of life, invites the community to its annual membership meeting on Dec. 9. TMT will conduct its annual membership meeting with "The Greening of Our Economy," a program dedicated to the effect of renewable energy on the northern Nevada economy. Guest speakers include Jason Geddes from the city of Reno, John Hargrove from NV Energy and Chuck Alvey from the Ec...
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Saint Mary’s to hold flu shot clinic at Summit
RENO — Saint Mary’s Immunization Program will offer flu shots to anyone age 6 months and older from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Summit Mall in south Reno, near Hollister and Sunglass Hut. For $10 and two cans of food, which will be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, community members can get their seasonal flu shot while donating to a worthwhile cause. Community members can make adult and children’s flu shot appointments by ca...
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Environmental Health Services office to close earlier Dec. 1
RENO — The Washoe County District Health Department’s Environ-mental Health Services (EHS) office will close every day at 4:30 p.m. beginning Dec. 1. The requirements of a new accounting system have made it necessary for front counter staff to stop receiving payments by 4:30 p.m. in order to close out the daily books by 5 p.m. According to EHS division director Bob Sack, several options have been discussed, with closing at 4:30 p.m. providing ...
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'Pawn Stars' tickets on sale for Sparks show
SPARKS — The lines are now open for people to call in and register their items for the “Gold and Silver Road Show” with the stars of the History Channel’s series “Pawn Stars,” at Baldini’s Casino on Dec. 4. Gold, silver, collectibles, family heirlooms? The “Pawn Stars” team will consider buying anything (except firearms or cars). To negotiate in person with the characters from the show, call (866) 333-PAWN (7296) to leave a message for the “Pa...
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Annual feast helps the less fortunate
RENO — The Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Pathfinders, a group of local community and business leaders, want to make sure everyone in the Reno-Sparks community has the pleasure of eating a hot holiday meal. On Tuesday, they will team up to host the 12th annual Jeffery Olson Memorial Feast for the Less Fortunate from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. off Center and Sixth streets. Named after Silver Legacy’s former banquet manager, the annual Jeffery Olson fea...
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Clinic in Carson City to receive $75,000
The Health Resources and Services Administra-tion (HRSA) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Friday the awarding of nearly $8 million for existing community health center cooperative agreements across the country. These agreements will provide additional training and technical assistance on a national, regional and state basis to community-based organizations that support community health centers. Funding for the gra...
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Truckee Canyon water rights hearing open to the public
RENO — The Nevada Division of Water Resources is holding a public hearing Nov. 30 on a proposed ground-water basin order within the Truckee Canyon Segment Hydrographic Basin. The purpose of the order is to restrict new appropriations of groundwater. New applications to appropriate groundwater will be denied, except for certain excepted applications. In general, only those applications for commercial or industrial uses, and for 2 acre-feet annu...
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Bully’s rewards football fans with chance to shoot cannon
Prepare for one of the region’s biggest games by heading into any Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill.
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Saint Mary’s opens new location on Robb Drive
Saint Mary’s Medical Group has opened a new primary and urgent care location in northwest Reno.
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WM encourages residents to add sustainability to holiday menus
While this is the time to remember what we’re thankful for, Waste Management encourages people to also remember the environment.
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Boys & Girls Club reaches out to families in need
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is seeking assistance from the community as the start of its annual Adopt-A-Family program.
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Holiday kettle campaign started Friday
The Salvation Army’s familiar red kettles and bell ringers can be found throughout the community again this holiday season.
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UNR’s Mensing is Nevada Professor of the Year
University of Nevada, Reno Professor Scott Mensing has just been named Nevada Professor of the Year for 2010 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and its partner in the awards program, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He received his award today in a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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Sparks Police Department hosts poster contest
The Sparks Police Department kicked off its first poster contest Wednesday. Students in seventh, eighth and ninth grades from Dilworth, Mendive and Sparks middle schools as well as Reed and Sparks high schools were provided the contest rules and requirements. Schools involved in the contest are limited to those within the city of Sparks.
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Meet the Reno Bighorns today
The Reno Bighorns and the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa will co-host a meet-the-team party from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Fans will have their first opportunity to meet the 2010-11 Reno Bighorns team.
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Applications received for judgeship
A total of 19 applications have been submitted to fill the vacancy of Reno Municipal Court Department 2 judge.
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