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Bighorns to host dance team auditions
RENO — The Reno Bighorns will host auditions for the 2011-2012 Reno Bighorns dance team at the South Reno Athletic Club on at 9 a.m. on Oct. 15. The Bighorns are currently accepting applications for a Dance Team director who will be responsible for managing the dance team at all games and community events, as well as choreographing all routines and scheduling practices. Qualifications for the dance team director include a strong background in ...
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United Way distributes federal food, shelter funds
RENO — The United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) announced its distribution of $429,309 in funding from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP). UWNNS was selected to distribute the funds by a national board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities USA, Natio...
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DRI scientists earn grant from National Science Foundation P...
RENO — U.S. Senator Harry Reid announced Thursday that DRI’s Jose Luis Antinao, Ph.D., was awarded a $266,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the study the effects of tropical cyclones (hurricanes) in Baja California and Mexico. The purpose of this project is to improve hazard characterization of these potentially large storms and their effects on desert ecosystems, especially geologic processes related to flooding on deser...
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Join TRTA for Art and Music Hiking event
LAKE TAHOE — Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) guides are volunteering to guide participants around Spooner Lake this weekend for an incredible hike infused with music, art and dancing. Experience art and nature in a completely new way during the “Reflections and Rhythms” art hike on Saturday and Sunday at Spooner Lake in the Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park. Tickets are available at www.trailsandvistas.org. The cost is $30 for adults and $10 for...
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Fund created for children of slain Nevada guardsman
RENO — National Guardsman Lt. Col. Heath Austin Kelly is being honored and remembered by family members through a memorial trust fund created for his children. Kelly was one of four people killed Sept. 6 when a gunman opened fire at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City. Born on May 20, 1976, in Metairie, La., Kelly attended the Military College of Vermont (Norwich University). Upon graduation, Kelly was commissioned as a second lieutenant of fiel...
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Chukar forecast points to good hunting season
CARSON CITY — When asked about the upcoming chukar hunting season, which begins Oct. 8, Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) upland game biologist Shawn Espinosa wanted to avoid any confusion. “I think overall it’s going to be a good to excellent season,” he said. “Hunters are going to be very happy this year.” This year’s “Nevada Chukar Hunting Forecast,” an annual report put out by NDOW that takes habitat conditions and statewide survey resu...
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Chukar forecast points to good hunting season
Department of Wildlife releases annual report
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Join TRTA for Art and Music Hiking event
LAKE TAHOE — Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) guides are volunteering to guide participants around Spooner Lake this weekend for an incredible hike infused with music, art and dancing. Experience art and nature in a completely new way during the “Reflections and Rhythms” art hike on Saturday and Sunday at Spooner Lake in the Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park. Tickets are available at www.trailsandvistas.org. The cost is $30 for adults and $10 for...
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Daughter of Chilean miner gets money to study at UNR
RENO — On Monday, at Circus Circus, the Northern Nevada Chapter of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) held its monthly dinner and awarded scholarships to several students. Scartlette Sepulveda, whose father was among the Chilean miners trapped in a collapse last year, was given a $2,000 scholarship. Sepulveda says she is going to put the money towards continuing her education at the University of Nevada, Reno. “This is th...
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Volunteers sought to pitch in for National Public Lands Day ...
WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca District, in partnership with the Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Friends of Black Rock High Rock, are seeking volunteers to roll up their sleeves for a National Public Lands Day event on Saturday. This year’s event will focus on cleaning up camp areas around a hot spring, cleanup and habitat restoration on the High Dry Playa and continual spring monitoring to collect data to ensure health...
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Girls volleyball league to start Sept. 26
SPARKS — A recreational volleyball league for girls in third through eighth grade will be held at the Alf Sorensen Community Center from Sept. 26 through Nov. 12. Dig It! is designed to be fun for everyone, and a prior knowledge of volleyball is not required. One-hour practices and games take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The first four practices feature a group clinic in which new players learn volleyball basics, such a...
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Sept. 30 is deadline for Elko judgeship
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection will accept applications from qualified Nevada attorneys until Sept. 30 to fill the vacancy at the Fourth Judicial District Court that resulted from the death of District Judge Andrew Puccinelli. Judge Puccinelli died Aug. 8 in Reno at the age of 58. He had served on the bench since being appointed in 2002. The vacancy in Elko County is open to all Nevada attorneys with 10 years of legal ...
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Saint Mary’s offers free chronic disease management program
RENO — Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center offers a free program to assist individuals living with chronic conditions improve their overall health. This six-week program, “Healthy Aging: Up2Me,” was created through a partnership with the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno. Beginning Sept. 29, the program will be offered each Thursday in Sparks. The program concludes on Nov. 3. “The resources and support offered through...
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Three weeks until Sparks Mayor’s Cup Golf Tourney
SPARKS — Swing your club for a good cause at the Sparks Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 on the Lakes Course at the Resort at Red Hawk. Proceeds from this annual event benefit at-risk youth in the community who have limited access to recreational programs due to financial hardships. The Mayor’s Cup features a four-person scramble format and plenty of fun with hole-in-one prizes and contests for closest to the hole and longest drive...
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Mason Valley goose hunt apps available
RENO — Applications for the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area (WMA) controlled goose hunt are now available and can be picked up at local Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) offices, or on the NDOW website at ndow.org/hunt/apps/. Hunters are reminded that all entries must be received at the NDOW office at 1100 Valley Road in Reno before 5 p.m. Oct. 12. A public drawing will be administered at 10 a.m. on Oct. 26 at the Valley Road office. ...
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Fundraisers to help area food bank’s efforts
RENO — The state, cities and county have declared September to be Hunger Action Month. As a part of the campaign, a full “Thirty Ways in Thirty Days” calendar has been filled with events, food drives and volunteer opportunities offering ways for everyone to get involved in the fight against hunger. On Thursday, Yogurt Beach is holding a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada for all three locations in the Reno/Sparks area. Mention the...
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One more week for Golden Pinecone award nominations
RENO — There’s one week left to nominate a deserving individual or organization for a 2011 Golden Pinecone Award. Nevada EcoNet and greenUP! are partnering on the awards this year, with greenUP! assuming full responsibility beginning in 2012. The environmental awards are presented annually to outstanding organizations and individuals for their achievements toward improving and sustaining the environment in our community. Winners will be chosen...
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Pagan Pride Day held in Sparks
SPARKS — The tenth annual Pagan Pride Day was celebrated at Rock Park on Saturday. Festivities included booths, food, music, drumming, workshops, magic, rituals and children’s activities. Attendees donated food that will be given to the Evelyn Mount Community Outreach program. Groups participating in the event included Sacred Earthwalk Spirit Lodge, Pagan Alliance of Nevada and The Children of Temple Earth. The nonprofit Northern Nevada Pagan ...
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September 11th Remembrance
The Sparks Fire Department would like to invite the public to observe the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 at the city’s Memorial Park, located at the corner of Pyramid Way and C Street in Sparks. This remembrance is in honor of the 10th anniversary of the tragic events that led to so many lives being lost — including firefighters, police officers, civilians and military personnel. This remembrance not only focuses on the lives lost at the World ...
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