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BLM wants to sell 10 acres in Carson City
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Sierra Front Field Office proposes to offer for competitive bid sale two parcels of public land in Carson City. Written public comments on the proposed sale will be accepted until Sept. 8. The two parcels include a 2.51-acre parcel in a residential area on South Edmonds and a 7.5-acre parcel, called parcel 1A, in a commercial area near the junction of U.S. Highway 50 and U...
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State targets fraudulent home business exemptions
State losing money from false claims, secretary of state says
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School supplies distribution Tuesday
RENO — The Salvation Army’s 2011 Back to School program is trying to assist as many disadvantaged students as possible with supplies and clothing — and the need is outpacing donations. The program was expanded from 250 to 500 kids this year, with school counselors identifying and selecting the students. More than 150 received help in July, with another 350 scheduled for assistance Aug. 25 and 26. But when the Salvation Army heard 15-20 additio...
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Comment on Twin Creeks mine expansion
WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office has completed a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) for the Newmont Mining Company (Newmont) plan to expand the existing Vista Pit at Twin Creeks Mine. The BLM would appreciate receiving substantive comments on the EA by Sept. 6. The plan expansion consists of: • Expanding the Vista Pit. • Continued expansion of a waste rock and a heap leac...
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Memorial today for human rights advocate
SPARKS — The Reno-Sparks NAACP and the family of Mary Valencia Wilson will hold a memorial service in Sparks at 3 p.m. today at American Legion Duby Reid Post #30, 730 Fourth St. (next door to the Sparks post office, across from Sparks City Hall). Gospel-blues-jazz diva Pat Esters will perform “Amazing Grace,” the classic hymn written by repentant slave ship master John Newton in 1773. Esters will also perform gospel legend Mahalia Jackson’s “...
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Domestic violence council to meet in Ely
CARSON CITY —Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced that the Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (NCPDV) will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. on Aug. 11 at the Great Basin College, Rooms 107-109, located at 2115 Bobcat Drive in Ely, Nevada. The NCPDV, chaired by Attorney General Masto, will be discussing, along with other pertinent issues, the need for improvements in domestic violence assistance and prevention e...
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Reno Fire Department to test hydrants
RENO — Throughout the next several months, within the city of Reno and unincorporated areas of the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, the Reno Fire Department (RFD) will be testing fire hydrants that are located south of the Truckee River. Testing often results in temporary clouding of nearby residential and commercial water supplies for a short period of time. When testing occurs, debris in water mains can be stirred up, including piec...
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Las Vegan named to Nev. Econ. Forum
CARSON CITY (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval has named a Las Vegas finance executive to the state Economic Forum, a panel that analyzes economic trends and projects state revenues. Ken Wiles will fill the unexpired term of John Restrepo, former chairman of the five-member panel who resigned amid his own financial difficulties and bankruptcy filing. Wiles currently serves as managing director of Acceleron, a firm specializing in investment banking an...
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Las Vegas man accused of spamming on Facebook
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Las Vegas man on charges he sent more than 27 million spam messages to Facebook users. Forty-year-old Sanford Wallace, the self-proclaimed “Spam King,” turned himself in Thursday to face charges outlined in last month’s indictment filed in San Jose, Calif. Prosecutors said Wallace compromised about 500,000 Facebook accounts between November 2008 and March 2009 by sending massive amoun...
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Judge denies conflict in CD2 ruling
CARSON CITY (AP) — A Carson City judge said he didn’t consider it to be a conflict of interest when he ruled on procedures for Nevada’s special election to fill an open congressional seat, even though he co-owns a small mining claim with a top contender in the race. District Judge James Russell holds the $500 mining claim with Republican Mark Amodei. Russell didn’t reveal the relationship before he ruled May 19 that Nevada’s political parties ...
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Public input sought on ward redistricting
SPARKS — The Sparks Citizens Advisory Committee will host a public workshop to gather citizen feedback and opinions on proposed changes to city ward boundaries. Citizens interested in providing input are encouraged to attend from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Larry D. Johnson Community Center, located at 1200 12th St. The redistricting process comes on the heels of last year’s census, which showed the population within certain wards throughou...
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Marshall slams Amodei on Medicare
LAS VEGAS (AP) — State Treasurer Kate Marshall is blasting Republican Mark Amodei’s Medicare views in a new TV spot for the Nevada special election. The Associated Press has learned that Marshall’s third TV ad of the campaign, which first aired Friday, will run for at least a week. The ad features Amodei praising Republican Congressman Paul Ryan’s plan to privatize Medicare for anyone younger than 55. Amodei has applauded Ryan’s budget overhau...
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EIS issued for travel project
ELKO — The Mountain City, Ruby Mountains and Jarbidge ranger districts in northeast Nevada have published the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) regarding motor vehicle use in the Combined Travel Management Project that began in January 2009. The preferred alternative, as identified in the FEIS, would designate approximately 2,042 miles of National Forest System (NFS) roads and trails as open for motor vehicle use and allow motorized ...
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Reno fire near containment
RENO (AP) — A fire that broke out Thursday night at the base of Peavine Peak is near containment. Reno fire officials said the cause of the fire that burned about 150 acres is under investigation. It started Thursday night and was 90 percent contained by early Friday. Though flames came too close for comfort to some homes, no structures were burned.
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Political collectibles expo comes to town
RENO — Collectors, pop culture junkies and even President Theodore Roosevelt will converge Aug. 12 through 13 for the west’s largest show and sale of political campaign memorabilia. This convention will offer thousands of vintage political campaign buttons, badges, posters, 3-D items and ephemera from campaigns past. “The convention is a nostalgic, star-spangled opportunity to buy and trade political pop culture items, advertising pinbacks, ca...
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Senior phone patrol ice cream social
SPARKS — The Sparks Police Department will hold its fourth annual Senior Phone Patrol Ice Cream Social at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the training room of department headquarters, located at 1701 E. Prater Way. This event is being held for the 48 Sparks senior citizens currently enrolled in the department’s Senior Phone Patrol program. In addition to root beer floats, a raffle, classic cars and a DJ, this year’s event will include a performance by D...
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Ruby Pipeline starts natural gas delivery
RENO — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has authorized the start of service on the Ruby Pipeline, a 42-inch diameter, 678-mile interstate natural gas pipeline that crosses 368 miles of federal land beginning near Opal, Wyo., through northern Utah and northern Nevada, and ending near Malin, Ore. The Ruby Pipeline Project was initiated in March 2008. In January 2010, FERC and eight cooperating agencies, including the Bureau of Lan...
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Volunteer at the 30th Great Reno Balloon Race
RENO — The Great Reno Balloon Race is heading into its 30th year and local enthusiasts are invited to join the Aeronauts, the official volunteer group for the Balloon Race. This year’s event takes place Sept. 9 through 11 at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. As official Balloon Race Aeronauts, volunteers are trained in crewing hot-air balloons and get to serve on chase crews during the event. In addition, Aeronauts also help with security and s...
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Nev. first lady asks author to share parenting experiences
RENO — The Children’s Cabinet offers unique programs and recently found merit in a book written by Susan Peticolas titled “Surviving a Traumatic Parenthood, Tools to Use After Your Child is Arrested and Goes to Rehab.” Kathleen Sandoval, the director of The Children’s Cabinet and wife of Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, contacted Peticolas and asked that she edit the book to meet the needs of their clients. Although the first book was written for p...
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First orthopedic trauma fellows graduate from local program
RENO — Dr. Ken Thomas is the first orthopedic trauma fellow to graduate from a fellowship program designed by Reno Orthopaedic Clinic (ROC) and implemented at Renown Regional Medical Center. ROC offers the one-year clinical fellowship in orthopaedic trauma surgery under the supervision of the orthopedic traumatologists at Renown Regional Medical Center: Drs. Tim Bray, Timothy O’Mara and Pete Althausen. The fellowship program combines clinical ...
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