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An Evening of Applause to benefit Good Luck Macbeth
Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company will host its annual fundraiser, An Evening of Applause, from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
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Granite promotes key Nevada manager
RENO – After 17 years with Granite Construction, Derek Betts has been promoted to the position of Alaska Vice President/Regional Manager. Previously Betts served as the Nevada Region Construction Manager, and his strong background in portable construction will serve the Alaska Region well due to the variety of remote projects Granite pursues there. “Derek is exceptionally talented and our region has been lucky to have him working on many of ou...
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Engraving Arts, Firearms Exhibition set for The Nugget
SPARKS – People from all over the country are set to gather in Sparks for the 2013 Engraving Arts and Firearms Exhibition. The exhibition will be the largest gathering of hand engravers in the world, and the show will be open to the public from Friday until Sunday during the last weekend in January.  The show is put on by the Firearms Engravers Guild of America (FEGA). For anyone with an interest in firearms engraving and custom made guns this...
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NV Energy receives Emergency Assistance Award
RENO – NV Energy was honored by Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Thursday with the association’s 2012 Emergency Assistance Award and the 2012 Emergency Recovery Award for their efforts to help other electric utilities restore power following Superstorm Sandy in New York, and for restoration of power following the local Washoe Drive Fire in January 2012. The electric power industry’s Emergency Assistance and Emergency Recovery Awards have been p...
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Cabela’s offers free personal, workplace protection seminars...
RENO – Cabela’s will offer a free 90-minute series of personal and workplace protection and awareness seminars beginning Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Reno store, located at 8650 Boomtown Road (I-80, Exit 4). Additional classes are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, March 9 with all the 90-minute seminars beginning at 1 p.m. and being conducted in the conference room just past the Big Horn Grill. Developed by Jeff May and his company, APE...
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Aladdin audiences raise funds for Renown Children’s Hospital
RENO – At the conclusion of Thursday's performance of “Aladdin” in the Eldorado Showroom, the Eldorado Hotel Casino and production team of “Aladdin” presented Renown Children’s Hospital with a check for $15,000 – the amount needed to acquire a second 3-D Distraction System for the hospital. The Eldorado and “Aladdin” production team donated the first machine in November and set out to raise funds for a second machine through donations collecte...
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2012 Fire season rehabilitation underway
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) is working with other state and federal agencies to begin rehabilitation of state and private lands and critical wildlife habitat damaged by the 2012 wildfire season. More than 680,000 acres burned statewide. Additionally, more than 350 miles of bull dozer line, constructed on both public and private lands to suppress these fires, requires rehabilitation to prevent erosion and the spread of i...
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Grants available to improve Lake Tahoe water quality
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Division of State Lands (NDSL) has announced available funding from the Lake Tahoe Water Quality and Erosion Control Grants Program to implement Environmental Improvement Program projects on the Nevada side of the Lake Tahoe Basin. This includes water quality and stream environment zone restoration and enhancement projects. Non-state agency applicants must provide a minimum 25 percent matching funds. Pre-applications a...
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Nevada Magazine to host weekly radio show
RENO — Nevada Magazine, the official state tourism publication for 77 years, has partnered with Reno-based Nevada Matters Media to host a weekly Nevada Magazine radio show. "In almost four decades I have never been involved in a talk show that can do as much for Nevadans as the Nevada Magazine talk show," said Nevada Matters Media reporter and host Eddie Floyd, “which has been the goal of Nevada Matters Media ever since its beginning on KSRN w...
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Boys & Girls Club moves forward with new facility
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows moves one step closer to the start of construction for the new William N. Pennington Facility at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
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Catholic charities seeking donations for ‘Project Homeless C...
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is asking community members to consider starting the New Year by giving back to the local homeless population.
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TMCC welcomes new interim vice president of academic affairs
Truckee Meadows Community College welcomes Jane A. Nichols, Ph. D., as interim vice president of academic affairs.
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Nation’s best safety record held by NV Energy
The Fort Churchill Generating Station in Nevada, which is owned and operated by NV Energy, has reached a safety milestone of operating 25 years without a lost-time accident.
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ACTIONN leaders part of national summit on families
Two leaders in the local grassroots organization Acting Together in Organizing Northern Nevada (ACTIONN) attended the PICO National Network Summit on Faith and Families in Washington DC in early December.
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Local office supply store partners with non-profits
It’s My Community Store, a northern Nevada-based office supply business that is dedicated to giving back to the community, has recently partnered with local non-profits.
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Public asked to report suspicious solicitations
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows does not solicit donations door-to-door, nor does it solicit donations at storefront tables or kiosks.
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Nevada Seismo Lab used to track meteorite
RENO — When the Sutter Mill’s meteorite streaked across the Nevada sky in April, it made a loud boom and shook homes throughout the region. Ken Smith, associate director for the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno heard it and felt it that Sunday morning. His scientific curiosity drew him right to the lab’s earthquake monitoring network to see what registered on the more than 150 reporting stations. He found an as...
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Bike Project receives $12,850 from Tahoe Fund
INCLINE VILLAGE — Tahoe Transportation District received $12,850 from the Tahoe Fund Dec. 3 toward the Stateline to Stateline Bikeway Project. The Tahoe Fund is a non-profit organization whose mission is to become a major source of private funding for environmental projects around the Lake Tahoe Basin with an emphasis on recreation, conservation and education. The first one-mile section of the 3.2 mile bike path that will connect Round Hill Pi...
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‘Christmas Carol’ revived and performed this weekend
RENO — Inner Star Performing Arts of NV presents two shows of “Christmas Carol, an American Musical” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. The show includes live music, traditional Christmas music and other classics. Get ready for Big Band Swing dancing, tap dancing and classical ballet. Cast members range from 3 years old to adults and professionals, all wonderfully talented performers. Join us for a refreshingly new version of a tale of rede...
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Foundation to create fellowships for UNR College of Liberal ...
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts will receive a gift from the Bilinski Educational Foundation to fund dissertation-year fellowships for doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences. The $500,000 gift will create the Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship Fund for Land-Grant Liberal Arts Scholarship. During the next three years, the fund will support 20 students during the year they anticipate comp...
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