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Reno Hearing Center moves to a new location
RENO — Reno hearing center now calls 1855 Plumas Street “home.” The 50-year-old hearing health business officially opens its new doors on July 11, offering clients an attractive, contemporary setting featuring new diagnostic equipment, a spacious waiting area and a like-new sound booth. Reno Hearing Center owner Timothy D. Hawkins, is delighted with the new space. “For more than five decades, we’ve prided ourselves on out long-standing reputat...
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Clinical trials coming to Sparks
SPARKS — Reno Clinical Trials Medical Group, a research center dedicated to conducting clinical trials, is planning to open a medical facility Aug. 1. The research facility will be located at 3160 N. Truckee Lane in Sparks and will serve as its headquarters for research and will be equipped with modern technologies for modern methodologies. The company works to offer novel tests for industries, as well as to provide area residents access to fr...
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Dirt will fly at the Nugget
SPARKS — The dirt will fly on Victorian Square Friday and Saturday. Master Pull and the Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) bring together a wide range of motorsports for the USA 500 and Fan Appreciation Daze. Desert race cars, rock crawlers, freestyle motocross, enduro-cross and classic cars will all be on display and in action throughout the weekend. “The idea is to bring all types of motorsport enthusiasts together for one big event,...
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New summer hours for Wilbur May Museum
RENO — The Wilbur D. May Museum will be closed through July 12 in order to pack up the “Dragons and Dinos” exhibit. The museum will reopen on July 13. Summer hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The museum will display an exhibit by the Sierra Watercolor Society from July 21 through Aug. 24. Titled “The Power of Plants,” the exhibit features painting of florals, plants, still lifes, garden scenes and landscapes by area art...
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Groundbreaking ceremony for new fire station
RENO — The Sierra Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners and Sierra Fire Chief Michael Greene will break ground for a new fire station on the corner of Arrowcreek and Thomas Creek parkways at 11 a.m. Saturday. The station, to be known as Sierra Fire Station 36-Arrowcreek, will provide additional fire service to the residents in southwest Truckee Meadows. Chairman of the Sierra Fire Protection District Board John Breternitz will modera...
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Taste of Reno Tahoe to help Rotary projects
RENO — The Rotary Club of Reno Centennial Sunset will present its annual Taste of Reno Tahoe, featuring boutique Northern California wineries paired with local restaurants for a unique wine and food experience. The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the National Automobile Museum. Tickets are available online at www.tasteofrenotahoe.org. In addition to the wine and food pairings, guests can bid on live and silent auction items and see the ...
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Party for Race for the Cure team captains
RENO — The Susan G. Komen Northern Nevada Race for the Cure committee invites all team captains — and anyone who would like to start a team — to the team captain party at 5:30 p.m. on July 21 at Boomtown Reno Casino & Hotel. Anyone who has registered a team or would like learn more about starting one for the 13th annual Komen Northern Nevada Race for the Cure is welcome to this celebration of the effort to help raise funds for local breast can...
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TMCC to have deadline for applications
RENO — Truckee Meadows Community College announced Tuesday the institution of a new policy for application and registration to the college. As part of the new policy, the deadline for applications for the 2011 fall semester is 5 p.m. on Aug. 1. TMCC will implement these changes to ensure the college continues to provide students with the necessary services including orientation, advisement and financial aid assistance. “The success of our stud...
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Tahoe signs
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — South Lake Tahoe is grappling with a familiar controversy — how to regulate signs in the small a city on the shores of scenic Lake Tahoe. During a work session last week, the City Council told staff to find ways to improve the city’s sign ordinance developed 15 years ago as well as enforcement efforts. The latest discussions follow a city survey last year in which 74 percent of respondents rated the overall appe...
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Spring Creek man breaks 31-year catfish record
ELKO (AP) — A northeast Nevada fisherman has broken a 31-year-old record for the biggest channel catfish ever caught in the state. The Nevada Department of Wildlife confirms that Scott Barrett of Spring Creek landed a channel cat at South Fork Reservoir on June 27 that weighed in at 32 pounds, 7 ounces. That’s more than a pound heavier than a 31 pound, 1 ounce catfish that Harry Stephens caught in the Lahontan Reservoir in 1980.
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Library trustee apps has a new deadline
RENO — The Washoe County Library System has extended the deadline to apply for a position on the Library Board of Trustees to July 11. The Library Board of Trustees appoints the library director and evaluates his or her performance, helps set library goals and objectives, approves policies, monitors the library’s finances, evaluates the library’s overall effectiveness and advocates for the library in the community. Individuals interested in se...
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Amtrak crash
RENO (AP) — An Amtrak employee says in a lawsuit against the passenger rail carrier that a locked door on a train hit by a semi-trailer truck in Nevada’s high desert last month slowed the escape of a number of people hurt in the fiery crash, but an Amtrak spokesman said Monday safety investigators so far have found “no mechanical issues” with the train itself.
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Vegas street performers
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Strip is teeming with Spidermen, Elmos and Elvis Presleys of all waistlines. Nevada’s woeful economy has inspired dozens of jobless and under-employed men and women to dress up like celebrities, movie characters and cartoon heroes in pursuit of a buck. In the past year, fat and fit Elvises, as well as would-be Homer Simpsons, Mad Hatters and Batmen, have set up shop on bustling sidewalks across this city of vice ...
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Four-dozen UNLV prof. accept buyouts
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Four-dozen tenured professors at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas have accepted voluntary buyouts that offered them one and a half times their annual salary to quit by June 30. UNLV President Neal Smatresk said faculty layoffs would have been necessary had not the 48 professors quit their jobs. “I’m thankful that 48 people stepped forward,” he said, noting most of the budget for any university goes to salaries. The universi...
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2011 Points of Light Awards nominations
LAS VEGAS — Nevada Volunteers, along with Gov. Brian Sandoval, invites Nevadans across the state to nominate a deserving individual or group for the 10th Annual 2011 Governor’s Points of Light Awards. These awards will recognize the dedication, leadership and innovation of volunteers and volunteer programs throughout Nevada. Since 2001, Nevada Volunteers, the state commission on national and community service, has held the Governor’s Points of...
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NCL applauds wildlife board members
CARSON CITY — Kyle Davis, policy director of the Nevada Conservation League, issued the following statement in response to the appointment of Ken Mayer as the director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the appointment of Michael McBeath, Grant Wallace, Jack Robb, Jeremy Drew and David McNinch to the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners. “The Nevada Conservation League applauds Gov. Sandoval’s choices to serve on the Wildlife Commissio...
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11,000-acre wildfire fully contained
WADSWORTH (AP) — Fire crews in northern Nevada have fully contained a wildfire that burned more than 11,000 acres east of Reno. The Sierra Front Interagency Fire Center reports that fire lines had been drawn completely around the Nixon fire by about 7 a.m. Monday. No structures were damaged or injuries reported in the fire that broke out on Saturday in a remote valley east of Nixon and north of Wadsworth and Fernley. More than 200 firefighters...
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Deadline extended for library trustee applications
RENO — The Washoe County Library System announced that the deadline to apply for a position on the Library Board of Trustees has been extended to Monday, July 11. The Library Board of Trustees appoints the library director and evaluates his or her performance, helps set library goals and objectives, approves policies, monitors the library’s finances, evaluates the library’s overall effectiveness and advocates for the library in the community. ...
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Driving for Donors promo continues
RENO — United Blood Services of Reno is offering all presenting donors the chance to enter a raffle to win a beautiful Toyota Corolla that is being provided in partnership with the Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers through Saturday, Sept. 10.    UBS is offering donors a chance to win a new Toyota Corolla as a way of keeping the need for blood donations top-of-mind during the critical summer months when blood donations are typically lower with sch...
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Summer fire safety tips for NE Nevada
ELKO — Summer is officially here and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko District would like to remind everyone to be fire safe in northeast Nevada. The Great Basin is unique in its vegetation and resources and the BLM takes great care in ensuring public resources are available now and for future generations. The BLM seeks public assistance in keeping public resources available by taking extra precautions this summer to ensure a fire safe...
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