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Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer releases 2010 report
RENO – Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer recently released its 2010 Annual Report, which highlights the accomplishments and research milestones the center has made in the past two years. Included in the report are patient testimonials, national quality measures, cancer registry data and clinical trial information. Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer opened in 2006. In 2009, the center identified 1,070 new cases with a lifetime follow-up rate of 97 per...
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UNR scientists to shake five-story building in Japan
RENO — Landmark earthquake engineering tests this summer in Japan by the University of Nevada, Reno could open the door for earthquake-proofing technology applied to hospitals, nuclear power plants and emergency-response facilities to be more common in the United States, and confirm the capabilities for the technology used in Japan and the rest of the world. The tests on the five-story, 500-ton steel-frame building, supported by two different ...
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Pyramid Lake triathlon this weekend
NIXON — The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reminds the community that the 2011 Pyramid Lake Sprint Triathlon will be held on Saturday. The start and finish line for this year’s triathlon will be at the marina in Sutcliffe, which is located 33 miles north of Sparks on the Pyramid Highway. The tribe invites the public to come watch the athletes compete and support this great race. Tribal members and visitors should exercise caution while traveling in...
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Santo to take over casino at Grand Sierra
RENO — As of today, Santo Gaming will begin managing the casino operations at Grand Sierra Resort (GSR) on behalf of the resort’s owners, The Meruelo Group. CEO Tony Santo and his team were originally brought in to manage all non-gaming assets in 2010. Santo Gaming has extensive experience in the gaming and hospitality industry, and currently manages and operates the Plaza Hotel and Casino, the Las Vegas Club Hotel and Casino and the Western H...
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BLM grants more time for input on Vegas pipeline plan
RENO — The Nevada office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will allow more time to comment on the draft environmental impact statement for the Clark, Lincoln and White Pine counties groundwater development project, moving the comment deadline back from Sept. 9 to Oct. 11. “We appreciate the BLM being responsive to the many requests they received from organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens,” said Rob Mrowka, spokesman for ...
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Free seminar offers updates on foreclosure and short sales
RENO — New Start Nevada, a program dedicated to distressed homeowner education, is offering a free seminar featuring expert advice on short sales, loan modifications and foreclosure options The Seminar will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 24 at the Sierra View Library in the Reno Town Mall, 4001 S. Virginia St. at Peckham Lane. Founded by Realtors and Certified Distressed Property Experts (CDPE) Tami Ritz and Nicole Reel, New Start ...
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Salvation Army Collecting School Supplies
RENO — The Salvation Army needs your help providing school supplies and clothing for 500 grade school, middle school and high school students who have signed up for assistance. The kids need new backpacks and school supplies; hygiene products (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, etc.); art supplies and new socks/underwear. Gift cards for Walmart, Target or Payless Shoes also are needed so each child will have a new pair of shoes. The Salvation Army has...
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BLM grants more time to comment on Vegas pipeline
RENO — The Nevada Office of the Bureau of Land Management will allow more time to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Clark, Lincoln and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project, moving the comment deadline back from Sept. 9 to Oct. 11. GBWN, the coalition of ranchers, rural residents, conservationists, tribes and local governments leading the opposition to the project, has published a “DEIS Guide” to inform ...
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Solar energy project to begin construction
TONOPAH — The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Battle Mountain District issued the Limited Notice to Proceed to SolarReserve dba Tonopah Solar Energy LLC (TSE) to begin construction of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project located in Nye County near Tonopah. With this authorization, SolarReserve, a United States developer of utility-scale solar power projects, will begin limited construction activities in August, with an official groundbrea...
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Salvation Army cookbook sale today
RENO — Beginner and gourmet cooks take note: The Salvation Army will offer hundreds of cookbooks for sale at great prices. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in front of The Salvation Army Thrift Store at 125 Gentry Way in Reno. A collection of more than 1,500 new and used books will be on sale, with tried and true recipes for international cuisine, gourmet, ethnic, low-fat, vegetarian, barbecue, desserts and slow-cookers, plus antique,...
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Ruby Pipeline starts service
RENO — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has authorized Ruby Pipeline LLC to start service on the Ruby Pipeline. The pipeline is a 42-inch diameter, 678-mile interstate natural gas pipeline that crosses 368 miles of federal land beginning near Opal, Wyo., through northern Utah and northern Nevada, and ending near Malin, Ore. The Ruby Pipeline project was begun in March 2008.  In January 2010, FERC and eight cooperating agencies, ...
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BLM seeks info in vandalism
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District is seeking the public’s assistance in investigating an act of recent vandalism in Brunswick Canyon south and east of Carson City. Between 5 p.m. on July 19 and 10 a.m. on July 20, a Caterpillar road grader was vandalized while parked about 2.5 miles up the Brunswick Canyon Road. Damage was sustained to the windows, headlights, turn signals, tires and hydraulic hoses. The B...
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County awarded for contribution plan
RENO — The National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators has announced that Washoe County will receive a 2011 Leadership Recognition Award. This award recognizes defined contribution plans for their outstanding achievements in plan design and administration. The National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) was founded in 1980. NAGDCA is a professional organization made up of the defer...
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Neverland ride to visit Reno
RENO — A carnival ride said to be a former favorite of pop star Michael Jackson’s is coming to Reno. Butler Amusements will bring some of its most popular rides to the Meadowood Mall from Aug. 11 through 14, plus a very special ride: the Dragon Wagon direct from the Neverland Ranch. Also at the carnival will be the 67-foot Century Wheel offering spectacular views of the area and more than 6,000 multicolored incandescent lights; the Scrambler w...
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UNR student honored by Pearson Foundation
RENO — From the backstreets of Reno to the forefront of the eyes of the Pearson Foundation, Jarell Green has come a long way. The University of Nevada, Reno, nursing major recently received the title of National Fellow of the Pearson Prize for Higher Education, a distinguishing prize awarded to just 20 students nationwide who have demonstrated leadership in community service. “The honor is amazing,” Green said. “I don’t know how to explain it....
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Tamarack earns safety honor
RENO — The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations has recognized Tamarack Junction Casino & Restaurant for its successful completion of the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). The no-cost SHARP program is helps employers develop and implement safety and health programs. SHARP helps businesses improve their return on investment, be in compliance with the Occupational ...
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Free swim days offered at Sun Valley pool
SUN VALLEY — The Sun Valley General Improvement District has planned two more free swim days at the Sun Valley Pool. Free swim days are scheduled for this Saturday and Aug. 27. All ages are welcome. The pool is located at the corner of Sun Valley Boulevard and Sixth Avenue. Swim lessons are available at several levels. For more information, call 673-2220.
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Expert shows how to make health care work for you
SPARKS — Decision Point Solutions, a health care management service, presents “Making the Health Care System Work For You” as part of its free senior health educational series. Barbara Kopp, founder and managing partner of Decision Point Solutions, will present strategies for managing the health care crisis and the challenges of the today’s medical system on today from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Villas of Sparks. A free happy hour, refreshments,...
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Report shows effects of uranium mining near Grand Canyon
WASHINGTON — Thousands of new mining claims threaten to destroy the Grand Canyon’s stunning landscape and pollute the Colorado River – a major source of drinking water for Nevada – according to a report released Tuesday by Environment Nevada entitled “Grand Canyon at Risk: Uranium Mining Doesn’t Belong Near Our National Treasures.” “Americans love the Grand Canyon,” said Anna Aurilio, Washington Director of Environment Nevada. “We don’t want t...
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Host families needed for foreign students
SPARKS — In August, Academic Year in America (AYA) is looking for Sparks families to host high school exchange students from all over the world. This year, AYA is bringing hundreds of high school students to the United States to learn about American culture while living with volunteer host families and studying at high schools across the nation. American families have the unique opportunity to learn about the student’s culture during this exch...
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