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Sparks to hold child and adult mixed golf classes
SPARKS — Space is still available for the city’s mixed child and adult golf classes scheduled this spring and summer at Wildcreek Golf Course located at 3500 Sullivan Lane. Upcoming sessions will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning May 16 through Aug. 1. The classes offer an ideal setting for parents and grandparents to learn the game of golf with their children and grandchildren or for spouses and partners to take part in classes togeth...
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Free fire evacuation workshop today
RENO — As part of Wildfire Awareness Week, a variety of organizations will participate in a free All-Risk Emergency Preparedness Evacuation Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Galena High School. Attendees will hear a presentation on evacuation preparation and have a chance to visit with local services representatives to discuss specific questions one-on-one. Topics include: • How evacuation orders are determined • Emergency notification method...
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Amodei introduces bill to speed public land transfers
WASHINGTON — Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) announced Monday he has introduced H.R.4976, the Small Lands Tracks Conveyance Act, to accelerate the process for transferring small parcels of federal land to local communities. In Western states, straightforward, non-controversial public land sales to decrease the vast federal inventory and promote local control can take in excess of a decade. Amodei said that while he believes there should be scrutiny ...
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Backpack Buddies receives money from GE Employees
MINDEN — Spurred by a challenge from company leadership, GE Measurement & Control employees in Minden have raised more than $8,000 for the Backpack Buddies program, an organization that provides weekend food for children in need. Typically, the GE Volunteers, an internal organization that provides opportunities to get employees involved in the community, supports Backpack Buddies for two four-week periods throughout the year by conducting an i...
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Celebrate Public Gardens Day with tour at May Arboretum
RENO — A free guided tour of the Wilbur D. May Arboretum will be offered at 11:30 a.m. on May 11 in honor of National Public Gardens Day. According to the Rain Bird & American Public Gardens Association, “National Public Gardens Day is a national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and their important role in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communit...
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Container gardening, bird habitat seminar in May at Moana Nu...
RENO — Moana Nursery has announced its monthly seminar schedule for May. May 5: Spring Container Workshop for Novices and Experienced Gardeners — Join plant doctor and high desert gardener extraordinaire Lisa Braginton as she teaches the essentials of creating a living container and shares design and planting tips that can be used anywhere in the garden. Participants will leave with a 15-inch, 3-gallon container complete with spillers, fillers...
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Shooting range grant funds available
RENO — The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) receives the bulk of its funding through user fees (hunting and fishing licenses, big game tags, etc.) and excise taxes on shooting, archery, angling and recreational boating equipment collected by the federal government. In turn, NDOW wants to return some of those tax revenues to Nevada through shooting range grants and is seeking worthy projects to do just that. Any individual or organization w...
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Sierra Nevada Job Corps ranks high in nation
Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center reported Thursday that it recently ranked 11th out of 125 Job Corps centers across the nation by the United States Department of Labor.
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UNR’s GPS technology used for NASA quake monitoring test
GPS technology developed and implemented at the University of Nevada, Reno will be the centerpiece of a major test this year by NASA to pinpoint the location and magnitude of strong earthquakes along the West Coast of the United States, officials said this week.
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Final California Fish and Wildlife strategic vision released
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The adopted California Fish and Wildlife Strategic Vision (CFWSV) and two accompanying documents can now be viewed at www.vision.ca.gov. In accordance with AB 2376, the strategic vision aims to improve the ability of the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and the California Fish and Game Commission (F&GC) to successfully tackle the challenges of the 21st century. To read the California Fish and Wildlife Strategic...
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Eldorado debuts new gaming tech
LAS VEGAS — Bally Technologies on Wednesday announced that the Eldorado Hotel Casino has implemented Bally’s iVIEW DM and Elite Bonusing Suite (EBS) solutions at its Reno property. The Eldorado is using iVIEW DM with the Elite Bonusing Suite to enable interactive, floor-wide player-bonusing applications such as U-Spin Bonusing, Lucky Match Bonusing, Dynamic Random Bonusing, DM Tournaments and Virtual Racing events. The Eldorado is hosting dail...
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Nevada Division of Emergency Management promotes severe weat...
CARSON CITY — This time of year is a perfect occasion to Be a Force of Nature and the Nevada Division of Emergency Management is proud to be promoting severe weather preparedness week. To help spread the word and make its employees and members of the community better prepared, the Nevada Division of Emergency Management is committed to being a leader for weather-readiness by knowing the risk, taking action and being an example. Sponsored by th...
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Free retirement seminars by Cornerstone
RENO – Cornerstone Retirement will host a free retirement planning seminar for local residents on May 8 and 10 at 5 p.m. at Bricks Restaurant and Wine Bar, in Reno. Chris Abts, president and founder of Cornerstone Retirement, will lead the 90-minute seminar, followed by a complimentary dinner. Topics discussed will include Abt’s three-Step Review Process, proactive income tax review, income planning analysis and risk exposure evaluation. Abts ...
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Volunteer hosts needed for campgrounds
ELKO — The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District is looking for volunteer campground hosts at the Wilson Reservoir and North Wildhorse campgrounds, both located north of Elko. Selected volunteers will act as the BLM representative at the site and welcome visitors and provide information. Tasks include interacting with visitors, providing information about the area and other safe places to explore, conducting occasional tours, maintaining th...
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Cabela’s to host personal defense seminars
RENO – Cabela’s outdoor outfitter store is offering a series of free, 90-minute seminars on concealed carry weapons and personal protection in the home, refuse to be a victim, intro to pistols and intro to shotguns as part of Personal Defense and Home Protection Weekend this week. The courses will be taught by National Rife Association-trained instructors. As an added bonus, the first 100 customers 18 and older on Saturday will receive a free ...
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Flip the Script’ to combat bullying in northern Nev.
RENO – As a way to prevent bullying and the negative effects it has on the region’s youth, Flip the Script, a statewide anti-bullying initiative, has partnered with the Reno Aces. The partnership encourages northern Nevadans to join the fight against bullying through participation in community activities and education. The partnership kicks off on Monday when the Reno Aces host a “Flip the Script Day in the Park.” The first of many initiatives...
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Workshop shows the benefits of container gardens
RENO — Learn how container gardening can create colorful gardens on patios and other small areas of a home, condominium or apartment during a special spring workshop offered by the May Arboretum Society from 9 a.m. to noon on May 2 in the Ranch House adjacent to the Wilbur D. May Arboretum. The class fee is $40 or $35 for members of the May Arboretum Society. Part of the proceeds will benefit Washoe County’s Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanic...
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Mayors to square off in pinewood derby
RENO — Reno Mayor Bob Cashell and Sparks Mayor Gino Martini have challenged each other to compete in the inaugural Corporate Pinewood Derby on May 24 at Reno Toyota. As a benefit for the Nevada Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, the race happens on the official Boy Scouts pinewood derby race track and features prizes for top competitors. Companies across the area are encouraged to join in the fun as entrants are placed in either an open or...
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Volunteers help out at Washoe Golf Course
RENO ­— A number of volunteers young and old helped Washoe Golf Course get ready for spring by participating in this year’s Spring Volunteer Day on Saturday.  Young golfers from The First Tee of Northern Nevada and their families spent the morning planting ornamental shrubs and flowers outside the newly remodeled Shoe Bar and Grill. Later in the day, Reno Men’s Golf Club members Ted McPhie, Joe Atencio, Dave Reed and Boies Hall teamed up with ...
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BLM to begin EIS for Bald Mountain Mine North
ELY – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has published a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Barrick Gold US, Inc., proposal to expand the Bald Mountain Mine located in White Pine County, about 70 miles northwest of Ely and 30 miles northeast of Eureka.  The notice opens a 30-day public scoping period that will end May 16.  The BLM has scheduled four public scoping meetings from 4 to 7 p.m. on the following dat...
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