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Comment on Adobe Heights access road
The BLM has released a preliminary Environment Assessment analyzing the impacts of a proposed access road to a 40.6-acre residential lot in the Adobe Heights Subdivision in northwestern Elko County.
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Register for free guided Tahoe hikes
With the start of the summer hiking season upon us, Tahoe’s peaks, wildflowers and vistas are beginning to beckon.
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Volunteer to help beautify Reno park
Volunteers are needed to plant flowers and shrubs in the new Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
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Local SPCA celebrates first anniversary in new facility
RENO — SPCA of Northern Nevada celebrated its one-year anniversary Saturday in its new facility, the Stanley James Walker Pet Care & Adoption Facility. An open house was held with free ice cream and tours, giving the community a chance to see the improvements pets have been given by the new facility. In our first year of operation at the new facility, the local SPCA has rescued 1,559 animals — a 37 percent increase over the previous year. A to...
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Comment on lone applicant for Churchill Co. court vacancy
CARSON CITY — The public is invited to comment on the qualifications of the lone applicant for appointment to fill the vacancy at the Tenth Judicial District Court that resulted from the death of District Judge David Huff, Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Cherry announced Tuesday. The Commission on Judicial Selection is scheduled to consider the application from Churchill County Deputy District Attorney Thomas L. Stockard on June 20 ...
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Electric car association to show off EVs
RENO — The next meeting of the Electric Automobile Association of Northern Nevada (EAANN) will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in the Stout Conference Center. This will be a joint meeting with Sunrise Sustainable Resources Group and the northern Nevada chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). EAANN members will show off their EVs with an EV owner’s panel discussion. Panel moderator will be Bob Treg...
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Volunteers battle invasive weeds in Mt. Rose Wilderness
RENO — A team of nine volunteers with Friends of Nevada Wilderness attacked 2 acres of invasive weeds in the Mt. Rose Wilderness on Saturday. Stewardship technician Renee Aldrich led the charge against perennial pepperweed and musk thistle along the Hunter Creek Drainage. The team removed 99 percent of the thistles and pepperweed at the project site, pulling about 8,000 plants. “It’s amazing to look back and see the amount of work nine people ...
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Hike and bike in new outdoor rec area
ELKO — As part of the national “Let’s Move Outside!” campaign, the BLM is teaming up with Nevada State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service and the Nevada Division of Forestry to host the grand opening of the South Meadow Wildlife Management Area at 9 a.m. Saturday. The South Meadow Wildlife Management Area was selected due to existing wet meadows and shallow marshes and overall favorable conditions for large and small game habitat, waterfowl nestin...
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UNR professor receives international book award
RENO — Dr. Emma Sepúlveda, a foundation professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, received two awards for Setenta dias de noche, (Catalonia, Chile) on June 5 at the 14th Annual International Latino Book Awards in New York. Dr. Sepúlveda’s book received first place in two categories, including “Best History/Political Book — Spanish or Bilingual.” Her book recounts the 2010 mining disaster in Chile, the search for the trapped miners and the r...
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Burning Man permit limits event to 60,900
WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a permit to Black Rock City (BRC) authorizing the 2012 Burning Man event with a maximum population of 60,900 people. The BLM is also requiring BRC to comply with 13 permit conditions and 50 stipulations. The stipulations relate to matters such as event set-up, signing, security, public safety, resource management, debris removal, fee calculation and payment, and event take-down and cl...
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Sparks employees approve merger with Great Basin Federal Cre...
RENO — Members of the Sparks City Employees Federal Credit Union have approved a merger with Great Basin Federal Credit Union. The vote results were announced at a special meeting of Sparks City FCU members on May 31 at Sparks City Hall. The official merger was effective as of Friday with full data conversion happening on Oct. 31. Great Basin will be the continuing credit union. The joining of the two credit unions will result in the financial...
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Air Quality Management Division moving offices
RENO — The Air Quality Management Division of the Washoe County Health District will be moving from Building A, Room 115 to Building B, Room 171 of the Washoe County Complex at 1001 E. Ninth St. in Reno this week.   Counter operations were anticipated to transition Monday. This includes asbestos, dust permits, air quality permits and any air quality transactions For more information, call 784-7200.
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Physician named medical director of rehab hospital
RENO — Stefan Humphries, M.D., MBA, brings years of medical and administrative experience to Renown Health. Earlier this spring, he joined Renown Rehabilitation Hospital as medical director. “The employees and medical staff at Renown Rehab will be working together to enhance the patient experience by promoting a seamless transition from acute hospital care to post-acute care,” Dr. Humphries said when asked about his main goals as the hospital’...
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Brandenberg begins term with AARP National Policy Council
RENO — AARP announced Friday that the organization has welcomed Carlos Brandenburg to its National Policy Council. Brandenburg will serve a two-year term. “I am honored to join the AARP National Policy Council.” Brandenburg said. “It is an organization committed to service, inspiring social change and ensuring that people of all backgrounds age with dignity and respect. I look forward to serving AARP members and the broader 50 and older popula...
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Hike and bike at new outdoor recreation area
ELKO — As part of the national “Let’s Move Outside!” campaign, the BLM is teaming up with Nevada State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service and the Nevada Division of Forestry to host the grand opening of the South Meadow Wildlife Management Area at 9 a.m. Saturday. The South Meadow Wildlife Management Area was selected due to existing wet meadows and shallow marshes and overall favorable conditions for large and small game habitat, waterfowl nestin...
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Moana Lane widening project ‘gets rolling’
RENO — The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) and Q&D Construction began work on the Moana Lane widening and reconstruction project from Baker Lane to the U.S. 395 (I-580) ramps on Monday. Demolition behind the curb takes place in the evenings only on the south side of Moana Lane, with no daytime lane restrictions. Electrical work also takes place at the intersections of Moana Lane and South Virginia Street and Moana and Kietzke lanes. D...
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BLM seeks input on possible Diamond Complex wild horse gather
BATTLE MOUNTAIN — The Battle Mountain District, Mount Lewis Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is in the early planning stage for a proposed wild horse gather in the Diamond Complex (Diamond, Diamond Hills North and Diamond Hills South Herd Management Areas) in early 2013. The BLM will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential impacts of a gather on the public land. The Diamond Complex of HMAs is north ...
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Physician named medical director of rehab hospital
RENO — Stefan Humphries, M.D., MBA, brings years of medical and administrative experience to Renown Health. Earlier this spring, he joined Renown Rehabilitation Hospital as medical director. “The employees and medical staff at Renown Rehab will be working together to enhance the patient experience by promoting a seamless transition from acute hospital care to post-acute care,” Dr. Humphries said when asked about his main goals as the hospital’...
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BLM seeks input on Diamond Complex wild horse gather
BATTLE MOUNTAIN — The Battle Mountain District, Mount Lewis Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is in the early planning stage for a proposed wild horse gather in the Diamond Complex (Diamond, Diamond Hills North and Diamond Hills South herd management areas) in early 2013. The BLM will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential impacts of a gather on the public land. The Diamond Complex of herd managemen...
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BLM sells 480 acres for $10.56 million in Henderson
HENDERSON — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) generated $10,560,000 on June 4 through the sale of 480 acres of public land in southeast Henderson in a modified competitive sealed bid sale. The high bidder, Silver State Land LLC, was the sole bidder on the parcel, which was sold under the authority of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA). Funds generated through the sale of public land under SNPLMA are used for parks, trail...
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