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National Clean Energy Summit
LAS VEGAS — The National Clean Energy Summit returns to Las Vegas to focus on “The Future of Energy” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Aria Resort and Casino at CityCenter. Co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress, Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International, Sen. Harry Reid and UNLV, this year’s National Clean Energy Summit 4.0: The Future of Energy will once again bring together veteran business executives, energy policy...
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Northern NV Medical Group welcomes two new doctors
SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center this week welcomed neurologist David Dapra, MD, and general surgeon Paul Gaulin, FRCS, to its team of physicians affiliated with the Northern Nevada Medical Group. Dapra earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed his residency in neurology at the University of New Mexico. Dapra is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Gaulin earned his medical deg...
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Denim & Diamonds to help moms in need
RENO — The 29th annual Denim & Diamonds dinner and auction benefitting Casa de Vida will be held this year on Aug. 19 at the Tannenbaum Event Center on Mount Rose Highway. The event begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails, live entertainment featuring Bad Neighbors, a dinner and a live auction. Proceeds will help fund Casa de Vida, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing personalized and comprehensive services for pregnant and postpartum young women ...
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Bowers Mansion Road closure
WASHOE VALLEY — As of Friday, SR429 (Bowers Mansion Road) will be closed from U.S. 395 to Davis Creek Camp Road. It will be closed for about one year while the interchange is completed. A detour has been created from Davis Creek Camp Road to Parker Ranch Road, then down to 395 next to the Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory. The normal flow of northbound/southbound traffic on 395 will not be impacted unless high wind warnings for commercial and/or ...
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WM hosts home improvement promotion
RENO — This summer, thousands of home improvement projects will be taken on with the help of Waste Management’s (WM) Bagster Dumpster in a Bag. In celebration, WM is launching The Bagster Summer Home Improvement Project promotion. This promotion will live online at www.thebagsterproject.com and serves as a place for consumers to get summer project ideas and special summer offers. Visitors to the site can also connect with other do-it-yourself ...
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Pioneer Dance at California Trail Center
ELKO — The public is invited to an old-time trail dance hosted at the California Trail Center from 7 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Caller Rob Snow will guide this free event open to all ages and skill levels with music provided by Southwind. Visitors also will have the opportunity to view the newest permanent exhibit, “Jumping Off,” focusing on the start of an adventure of a lifetime for thousands of immigrants to the West. Also available are two...
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Washoe wins first in Digital Counties Survey
RENO — Washoe County was recently notified that it won first place in the category of populations between 250,000 and 499,999 in the 2011 Digital Counties Survey, a national program aimed at highlighting innovation and achievement in technology implemented by county governments. The survey is conducted annually by the Digital Communities program, a joint effort of the Center for Digital Government and Government Technology. Winners were divide...
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Lockwood Trailhead closed for tree trim, removal
RENO — Washoe County’s Lockwood Trailhead will be closed through Monday for tree pruning and removal. This work, which began Wednesday, is part of ongoing restoration efforts at this trailhead located along the Truckee River east of Sparks. Restoration work increases the health of the remaining trees and enhances the trailhead’s use as a unique location for hiking, fishing and bird watching. The Lockwood Trailhead is managed by Washoe County’s...
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Give input on Virginia St. bridge rehab
RENO — The public is invited to provide input and get involved in the future of a Reno icon. A Virginia Street bridge project public outreach open house will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the McKinley Arts and Culture Center, located at 925 Riverside Drive. At this meeting, attendees will learn about the project, its process and its progress. This is a great opportunity to provide feedback about the bridge types and preliminary themes ...
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Learn about volunteering with the county
RENO — Washoe County will be hosting an information session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 28 to discuss new volunteer opportunities with several of the county’s departments. All interested citizens are invited to attend. Washoe County Manager Katy Simon and county officials from the departments involved in the volunteer efforts will be on hand to talk about opportunities for citizens to help provide critical human services to some of the county’...
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TMCC to unveil new nursing program
RENO — Truckee Meadows Community College will recognize a donation from the Maxine S. Jacobs Foundation in an official naming ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the college’s Dandini Campus. The ceremony, which will honor the foundation’s namesake and late wife of Herb Jacobs, will include an unveiling of the sign for the newly named Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program, the top-rated nursing program in Nevada. Dr. Maria Sheehan, president of TMCC, and...
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ProNet hosts blood drive
RENO — ProNet staffing service is sponsoring a summer blood drive on Monday for United Blood Services of Reno at the organization’s office located at 1201 Terminal Way, Suite. 100. The United Blood Services mobile unit will be on hand taking blood donations from former and current ProNet members in the parking lot behind ProNet’s office. To sign up, stop by the ProNet office or call 674-5408. Each unit of donated blood can help save three live...
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Silver College redesigned for retiree learning
RENO — Truckee Meadows Community College’s Silver College has expanded and increased ease of registration to enhance retirees’ learning experiences. New categories include music, arts and crafts, language and tai chi, which complement the college’s photography, computer and writing classes that have always been offered. Classes start Aug. 29. Registration for these noncredit classes is faster and easier, as students no longer have to submit an...
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Mixer to gather supplies for needy students
RENO — The Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce monthly business mixer is a good place for members to network in a social setting. The event Thursday will still provide a networking opportunity but also will benefit the community. The Salvation Army is hosting a barbecue for the July meeting and is asking chamber members to donate school supplies to help fill backpacks for students from low-income families. The Salvation Army’s back to school progr...
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BLM seeks Comments on McCoy II project
CARSON CITY — The Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment (EA) for the McCoy II Geothermal Exploration Project proposed by Magma Energy (U.S.) Corporation. The BLM will accept public comments on the EA through close of business on Aug. 18. The proposed geothermal exploration project is in the northern area of Edwards Creek Valley, in Churchill...
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NDOT project named among best in region
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Projects that reduced congestion, shortened project delivery times, improved access to rural communities and made commuting safer were recognized Monday as winners of America’s Transportation Awards at the annual meeting of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). “Our states are doing great work in challenging times,” said Susan Martinovich, AASHTO president and director of the Nev...
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Volunteers needed in August to build Tahoe trails
INCLINE VILLAGE — The 2011 Rim to Reno trail season kickoff has been postponed until Aug. 6 due to heavy snow in the project area. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is seeking volunteers to construct trail that day at the first workday of the year starting at 9 a.m. at the Mt. Rose Trailhead near the summit of the Mt. Rose Highway. In October 2010, representatives from the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Carson Ranger District of the United States ...
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Statewide health insurer partners with national network
RENO — Saint Mary’s Health Plans (SMHP) has announced a new partnership with First Health, which will serve as the statewide health plans’ national PPO network for use outside Nevada. The network is now being offered to all new group PPO plans and, throughout the next year, SMHP will be available to all insured groups at the time of renewal. “Being part of a national PPO network strengthens our product offerings and expands health care access ...
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Create a unique silk scarf using materials from the garden
RENO — Flowers and other materials growing in the garden make for wonderful natural dyes. Learn how to use these garden materials to create a unique silk scarf during a hands-on workshop offered by the Rancho San Rafael Botanical Society at 10 a.m. on Aug. 6 in the Wilbur D. May Arboretum. Botanical Society member Marilynn Clark will demonstrate how to extract dyes from dead-headed flowers to color scarves. Clark is an expert on natural dyeing...
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VIP parking now on sale for Balloon Race
RENO — After many years of requests, Great Reno Balloon Race officials have made VIP reserved parking available for advance purchase at the Balloon Race website, www.renoballoon.com. Parking passes are $20 per day and will allow spectators to park closer to the launch field than ever before. There are only 150 passes available for each day of the event, Sept. 9, 10 and 11 and they are expected to sell quickly. VIP parking must be purchased onl...
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