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Amodei to host veterans’ town hall in Reno
RENO — Congressman Mark Amodei announced Tuesday he will hold a veterans’ town hall meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 2 in the Washoe County Board of Commissioners Chambers located at 1001 E. Ninth St., Building A, Room 101. “I want to continue to meet with our veterans and listen to them regarding the issues and challenges they face,” Amodei said. “In addition to thanking them for their service, this is an opportunity to familiarize them...
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Take precautions against West Nile Virus
RENO — The first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) recently reported by the California Department of Public Health serves as a reminder that mosquito activity can lead to serious illness. WNV is spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes, which acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. The illness is not spread person to person through casual contact. Fifteen California counties have reported the virus is present in the mosquito po...
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Whooping cough discovered in Washoe County
The Washoe County Health District reports that pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, has been confirmed in three Truckee Meadows residents in the same household.
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Sen. Reid hosts workshop on Senate diversity
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office hosted a workshop to inform Capitol Hill interns about the Senate Diversity Initiative, which seeks to have Senate staff better reflect the nation’s diversity. Nine diversity staff associations and over two dozen House and Senate staff volunteers met with 150 interns representing over 90 Capitol Hill offices. “I am proud of the Senate Democrats’ commitment to staff diversity,” Sen. ...
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Cooking class at Vivoli Cafe
Learn to cook your favorite meals at Vivoli Cafe & Trattoria from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday.
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Free online seminar today on stroke prevention
Renown Institute for Neurosciences will host a free online seminar today to inform community members about stroke prevention.
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Money raised to benefit ALS of Nevada
In 2011, an event showcasing ponds and garden railroads around the Truckee Meadows raised $7,950 to benefit ALS of Nevada.
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BLM seeking public input on water trapping
The BLM has started hauling water to wild horses in the Triple B Complex of herd management areas because of severe drought conditions.
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Youth camps challenge locals in backcountry
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Sierra Nevada Journeys and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science are partnering for the fifth annual Youth Backcountry Camp summer program.
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‘Pay What You Can’ summer sports camp
RENO — Project Solution, in conjunction with Bump Set Spike Volleyball, is hosting Sports Kids Summer Camp, where children ages 6 to 13 can engage in various sports activities, learn new skills and make new friends in a fun, safe environment. Project Solution started this camp on June 11 in an effort to raise money for its early-stage organic garden, but didn’t want children in the community to be unable to attend because of financial difficul...
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Multimedia ‘Boot Camp’ welcomes high school students
RENO — Eight local high school students are attending a different kind of “Boot Camp” June 11-21 at the University of Nevada, Reno. The students were chosen through a competitive application process to be participants in the Second annual Smallwood Foundation Multimedia Boot Camp. Over the course of two weeks, the students will receive rigorous instruction and hands-on experience in a wide range of media and research activities at the Universi...
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Railroad Museum train celebration set for June 30
History will come to life at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City during the five-day celebration of Independence Day.
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Career building courses at UNR
RENO — Professional development courses offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno provide university-quality educational opportunities to build your career and skills in a wide range of management and business topics, to keep on the leading edge of the latest trends and industry-specific issues and to hone existing talents for career advancement. The following noncredit courses may be taken independently and require no form...
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Amodei to host veterans’ town hall in Reno
RENO — Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) announced Tuesday he will hold a veterans’ town hall meeting in Reno on Monday, July 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Washoe County Board of Commissioners Chambers, 1001 East 9th St., Building A, Room 101. “I want to continue to meet with our veterans and listen to them regarding the issues and challenges they face,” Amodei said. “In addition to thanking them for their service, this is an opportunit...
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The Discovery extends hours for summer
On Monday, the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum extended its hours for the summer season.
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Dancers hold challenge at Pyramid Lake
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe will host Dancers Extreme Challenge, a new and exciting dance and fitness event Thursday through Sunday at Pyramid Lake.
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NPRI announces scholarship winner
Daniel Waqar, a graduate of Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas, has been chosen as the second recipient of the Professor R.S. Nigam & NPRI Freedom Scholarship.
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Free Reception set for artistic photography
“End Times” debuts at The Nevada Historical Society at 5 p.m. Friday with a free reception to meet the artist and explore the photographic works of Lee Brumbaugh.
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Recognize World Refugee Day with Red Cross
Around the world, an estimated 10 million people have been forced to flee their home countries due to conflict or disaster.
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Stellar planetarium lineup for summer
RENO — Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Nevada, Reno offers several immersive theater experiences for summer 2012. Films and star shows are free for planetarium members. Call the planetarium at 784-4812 or visit www.planetarium.unr.edu for program and membership details. Without a planetarium membership, the following show tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 12 and seniors 60 and older. Museum...
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