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Reno Hindu leader to read 1st Hindu prayer of Stockton City ...
RENO — The City Council of Stockton, Calif., is scheduled to have its first Hindu invocation on July 10, which is nearly 162 years since the city was incorporated. Reno-based Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the council. He then will read the English translation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of Indo-European languages. Reciting from...
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Art Slaves now accepting submissions for show and sale
RENO — Art Slaves is now accepting submissions for its 16th annual show and sale from 5 to 9 p.m. July 12. Artists of all genres are encouraged to submit their work for an exhibit at Sierra Arts Gallery, 17 S. Virginia St., in downtown Reno. Artwork will remain on display for the entire month of July when Reno is Artown. This “Call For Artists” is specific to those working in the communications fields of public relations, marketing, advertisin...
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Three from UNR win NSHE Regents’ Awards
RENO – The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents recently announced the winners of this year’s Regents’ Awards, granted to researchers and advisers across the state’s eight institutions who demonstrate excellence in both research and education. Three University of Nevada, Reno faculty members were awarded this year. UNR faculty members have been awarded the Regents’ Researcher Award and Rising Researcher Award for the past three y...
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Stinson wins Wayne E. Kirch Conservation award
RENO — Andy Stinson of Hawthorne, has won the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioner’s 2011 Wayne E. Kirch Conservation award. Stinson’s commitment to Nevada’s wildlife resources will be recognized during the May 11 Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioner’s meeting in Reno, where he will receive the award. Stinson was nominated for the award by both Nevada Bighorns Unlimited and the Coalition for Nevada’s Wildlife. In 2011, Stinson had a “very im...
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Kwon appointed to state Public Works Board
LAS VEGAS — This week, state Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford announced Steven O. Kwon as his appointment to the Nevada State Public Works Board. Kwon is the founder and president of GKG Builders, which was established in 1986 and offers general contractor services as well as commercial, industrial and land development.  He is a native of Korea and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1981.  Kwon graduated from the Colleg...
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Pint for a Pint Month at United Blood Services
Hero status isn’t reserved only for those brave men and women who rush into burning buildings or step into the front lines of war.
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NV teacher is Pioneer of Teaching Award finalist
The National Coalition for Public School Options announced Tuesday that Nevada Virtual Academy middle school teacher Gabriel Gonzalez as a national finalist in the coalition’s American Pioneer of Teaching award competition.
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Darth Vader to return to Great Reno Balloon Race this year
Darth Vader and a fleet of “Imperial Storm troopers” return to the 31st annual Great Reno Balloon Race, the largest free hot-air ballooning event in the world.
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Lawyer appointed to UNLV Advisory Board
J. Brin Gibson has been appointed to serve as a member of the advisory board of the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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Moms see King Tut exhibit free for ‘Mummy’s Day’ Weekend
RENO — The best place for “mummies” on Mother’s Day weekend is the “King Tut: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum. Bring mom to the exhibit on May 12 or 13 and she’ll get to see King Tut’s mummy and the other spectacular hand-made reproductions of the wonderful treasures found in the Tut’s tomb for free in celebration of her special day. “King Tut: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” is a family-...
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UNR to host 2nd geothermal academy
RENO ­— With the growth of geothermal energy production gaining momentum, scientists, engineers and students are looking this summer toward the University of Nevada, Reno for the second annual National Geothermal Academy. The university was chosen to host the eight-week session of courses last year by a cooperative of top geothermal schools because of its expertise in geothermal research and exploration and the abundance of geothermal activity...
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Additional bighorn sheep re-introduced into Virginia Range
RENO — Nevada Bighorns Unlimited (NBU) in conjunction with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) released an additional five adult desert bighorn rams into their native habitat of Clark Mountain in the Virginia Range east of Reno on Monday. “This re-introduction of desert bighorn sheep is the continuation of our efforts we began last October to establish a healthy population of desert bighorn sheep in the Virginia Range,” said Steve Field, ...
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TMCC ‘Leap into Financial Aid’ event today
RENO — Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) will help students plan for the cost of college by hosting a Leap into Financial Aid night today at 6 p.m. TMCC financial aid experts will be on hand to address all questions regarding Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), scholarships, veterans education benefits, Nevada’s Millennium Scholarship, student employment and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEARUP) as well as T...
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Memorial for peace officers is Thursday
CARSON CITY — In conjunction with National Police Week, the 15th annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ceremony will be held Thursday on the Capitol grounds in Carson City. The service will honor the 120 Nevada peace officers who have been killed in the line of duty. The first officer killed in the line of duty was Carson County Nevada Territory Sheriff John L. Blackburn, who was killed in 1861 while making an arrest. The last office...
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NNMC hires director of performance improvement
SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) on Tuesday announced the recent hiring of Myrna Feldman as director of clinical effectiveness and performance improvement. Feldman brings more than 20 years of quality improvement experience to the northern Nevada community. She spent the last two years as the director of quality and risk management at Hualapai Mountain Medical Center in Kingman, Ariz., where she was responsible for infection cont...
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Important voting deadlines approaching
CARSON CITY — The final day to register to vote by mail or electronically is less than two weeks away, and Secretary of State Ross Miller is reminding the public that online resources are available for voters who need to meet several key deadlines to participate. “My office is working closely with county registrars to ensure that all Nevadans have the opportunity to register and cast their votes in a secure electoral system for the primary ele...
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May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer month
CARSON CITY — Summer is near and the Nevada State Health Division (NSHD) reminds Nevadans to take care every day to prevent skin cancer. Nevadans take part in many outdoor activities, and these activities take place in fairly high elevations with more than 250 sunny days per year. May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, and the Friday before Memorial Day is designated “Don’t Fry Day.” Skin cancer is the most common type of ...
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Kindergarten registration begins Monday
RENO — Registration for kindergarten or first-grade students who are new to the Washoe County School District for the 2012-2013 school year begins Monday. Parents can fill out the registration forms prior to this date using the district’s online registration system. Registration must be completed, however, at the student’s zoned school anytime on or after Monday. “We’re looking forward to welcoming our youngest students to school in the coming...
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Planned Parenthood to present Morgan Scholarships
RENO — The local affiliate of Planned Parenthood will present scholarships to three teen moms who have overcome the odds by completing high school and broken the cycle of repeated pregnancies. On May 30, Keleka Kam, Erika Martinez and Lisa Cooper will be presented with Morgan Scholarships for their completion of the Teen Success Program, which aims to break the cycle of repeated pregnancy and interrupted education that often traps teen mothers...
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One Nevada business to win $10,000
RENO — Nevada State Bank is giving Nevada businesses an opportunity to showcase their products or services for a chance to win $10,000 in cash during Nevada State Bank’s “Cash Flow to Grow” video contest. The social media-based contest encourages businesses to upload a short video (two minutes or less) to the Nevada Small Business Facebook page detailing their answer to the question, “How can your business benefit from a $10,000 increase in it...
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