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Sandoval names new director of tourism and cultural affairs
CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval has appointed Claudia Vecchio as the first director of the new Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. The Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs is comprised of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, Division of Museums and History, Nevada Arts Council and the Nevada Indian Commission. “Claudia is an experienced destination marketer with a solid background in social media and branding,” Sandoval said in a ...
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Hug football team plays for breast cancer
RENO — Revivals Health & Wellness Council is partnering with Hug High School at its “Football of Faith” home game in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hug will honor breast cancer survivors to promote breast health awareness. This is Hug’s first show of support for Revivals in its effort to continue the Keeping the Faith Breast Cancer Survivors’ Luncheon, which will be held on Oct. 22 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks. The celebra...
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Health District retreat set for Thursday
RENO — The future direction of several public health programs overseen by the Washoe County District Board of Health is one of the many agenda items to be discussed at the strategic retreat scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday at health district offices at 1001 E. Ninth St. in Reno. A complete meeting agenda can be found at www.washoecounty.us/health. The meeting is open to the public. “The annual strategic retreat of district board of health members...
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Washoe Co. mgr. inducted into Association of Counties’ Honor...
RENO — At its annual conference in Churchill County last week, the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO) announced the recipients of its Legislator of the Year Award, Participatory Democracy Award and inductee into NACO’s Honor Roll. Washoe County Manager Katy Simon was inducted into NACO’s Honor Roll, which recognizes individuals for their special achievement in and service to county government. To receive this award, a person must exhibit ho...
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DHHS names Whitley acting administrator
CARSON CITY — Nevada Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Mike Willden announced Friday that he has appointed Richard Whitley as acting administrator for the Nevada Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services, effective Oct. 1. Whitley will replace Dr. Harold Cook, who is retiring after 33 years of state service. The Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services oversees a public and private network of programs involving m...
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Flu shot clinic at Meadowood Mall today
RENO — Saint Mary’s Immunizations is offering a flu clinic at Meadowood Mall today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic will be held at 5000 Meadowood Mall Circle in Reno at the center court behind Starbucks. Additionally, appointments can be made at the immunizations office located at 1625 E. Prater Way, Suite 102 by calling 770-7100. Vaccines play a key role in controlling infectious diseases and with flu season underway, now is the perfect tim...
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October is Spooktacular Month at United Blood Services
RENO — October is Spooktacular month at United Blood Services when your blood donation takes on special meaning. “Our hospital patients need your help,” said Steve Thomas, the donor recruitment director for United Blood Services of Reno. “Please give us a call at 324-6454 to make your appointment to donate or you can also schedule your appointment online at www.BloodHero.com.” In fact, hospital patients in northern Nevada continue to need bloo...
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Best-selling author to speak to Nev. business owners
LAS VEGAS — Successful entrepreneurs share many of the same character traits and know the proven principles for achieving prosperity. Patrick Snow, author of the best-selling book “The Affluent Entrepreneur,” will share insights and strategies during a free web event on Thursday at 9 a.m. hosted by Nevada State Bank. Snow is an international best-selling author, professional keynote speaker, publishing coach and Internet entrepreneur. He firml...
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‘Living on Shaky Ground’

RENO — This year’s University of Nevada, Reno College of Engineering’s Distinguished Lecture Series presents, “Living on Shaky Ground,” an earthquake awareness symposium to discuss the threat of an earthquake in Nevada. The semester’s first presentation is at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center on campus. “We’re overdue for a large, damaging earthquake,” Ian Buckle, Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research di...
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Gaming management courses at UNR
RENO — Gain the latest industry-specific management tools and learn the best-demonstrated practices used today with gaming management courses offered by the University of Nevada, Reno Gaming Management Program. Courses taught by industry experts and university faculty provide in-depth management and career development to executives, managers, supervisors and aspiring gaming professionals to improve the bottom line and update, enhance and acqui...
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4th Annual Lake Tahoe Wellness Weekend
INCLINE VILLAGE — Due to fantastic reviews, Wellness Weekend is back for a fun and exciting event that will get you looking and feeling great. This all-inclusive event combines the best of wellness, beauty and health for an insightful and enthralling experience. Wellness Weekend brings together top experts from throughout California for helpful presentations on skincare and positive living, groundbreaking fitness classes, food and wine tasting...
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Volunteer workdays on the Tahoe Rim Trail
 INCLINE VILLAGE — The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is seeking volunteers on two major projects: Rim to Reno and Daggett Summit. No experience is necessary. Register so we will have enough crew leaders, tools, safety gear, etc. Volunteers should bring their own lunch and water, wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, boots and work gloves, and bring sunscreen, bug spray, water and a backpack. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association will provide hard hats...
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BLM seeks comment on wild horse gather
ELY — The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Battle Mountain District, Tonopah Field Office and BLM Ely District, Egan Field Office are soliciting public comment on the Pancake Complex Wild Horse Gather Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA), which analyzes several management alternatives including the proposed action pilot management alternative.  The newly proposed method calls for a phased-in approach to reach the appropriate management l...
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Italian fun at the Eldorado
RENO — As we celebrate the first official days of fall we also celebrate Reno’s trademark autumn event, the Eldorado Great Italian Festival. In its 30th year, the Italian Festival brings more food, fun and Italian flavor to downtown Reno than ever before.  The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. Try a hand at grape stomping or bocce ball, stroll through the Italian Market, enjoy two stages ...
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Empowered lives through cancer journey
CARSON CITY — A day trip to Apple Hill on Nov. 10 is scheduled for local cancer patients and their caregivers. The day provides both the patient and their caregivers a day away from the reality of treatment to enjoy beautiful Apple Hill in the fall. Guest speakers on buses will discuss topics including nutrition, exercise during treatment, and the history of Apple Hill. This is the first trip of a series of outings designed to enhance the trea...
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690 volunteers clean up the Truckee River
RENO — Nearly 700 volunteers joined together to clean up over 12 tons of trash during the Truckee River Cleanup Day on Sept. 24. More than 9 tons of trash, 3 tons of invasive weeds and over 200 pounds of recyclables were removed from the river and in parks along the river. Items such as shopping carts, tires and e-waste were found dumped in the river by the Truckee River Flyfishers, kayakers and tubers that waded through the river and removed ...
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Hispanic Business Nevada.com launches
RENO — The Nevada Small Business Development Center at the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business was awarded funds in 2009 to create the “Imagine 2012” program. The program is an initiative to increase both student and faculty diversity, not only within the College of Business, but campus-wide as well. As part of the initiative, HispanicBusinessNevada.com was created this summer to provide the community with one central location to fi...
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Trapped Chilean miner to speak at UNR
RENO — It has been almost one year since Mario Sepulveda, along with 32 of his mining comrades, were rescued after the San Jose Mine collapsed while they were working 620 meters underground. After 70 days of darkness, the miners were saved through an unprecedented united mission of nations and individuals. Sepulveda has since dedicated his life to social work in Chile and gives motivational speeches all over the world. At 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 in ...
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NV Energy to hold contracting camp
RENO — On Oct. 17, NV Energy is holding a contracting workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club. Contracting officers will be on hand to speak to small businesses and minority-owned businesses to encourage and explain how to do business with NV Energy. This is an opportunity for diverse businesses and business owners to meet NV Energy sourcing and decision makers to learn about potential supplier relationships. Community resourc...
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REMSA paramedic, nurse honored
RENO — Micah Wilcock, a paramedic for the Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority (REMSA), and Karen Thiele, RN, clinical development coordinator for Care Flight, have been named as recipients of the Trauma Intervention Program’s (TIP) Heroes With Heart award, which honors emergency responders who go above and beyond the call of duty in helping victims of trauma. Wilcock and Thiele will be honored at TIP’s annual gala on Oct. 6 at Harrah’...
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