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Informational group for Medicare enrollment period
Senior Care Plus, a Medicare Advantage Plan offered by Hometown Health, is hosting daily informational group meetings to assist current and new members during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, which is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.
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Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada to host 47th Annual Convention
SPARKS — Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc. will host its 47th Annual Convention Oct. 29-Nov.1 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks. This will be the 47th annual meeting held since the non-profit organization’s inception in 1965. ITCN houses various community programs, such as; Women, Infant & Children, Child Care Development Fund, Native Workforce Development, Administration on Aging, Head Start, Domestic Violence, Statewide Native American C...
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Free geological field trip this weekend
RENO — The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, a public service and research department in the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno, is holding its 15th annual Earth Science Week field trip as part of a national celebration of earth sciences. This year’s event, titled “Tuff All Over: Exploring Faulted Volcanic Terrain in the Painted Hills, Virginia Mountains, West of Pyramid Lake,” will be led by University geologists D.D. LaPo...
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Halloween happenings at the Eldorado
The kids might have to wait until Oct. 31 for Halloween tricks and treats, but adults can get their party started early at the Eldorado Hotel Casino.
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TRTA to complete section of Rim to Reno Project
On Saturday, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association will put the finishing touches on a new section of trail within the Rim to Reno Trail System.
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Cooking equipment remains top cause of home structure fires
Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths in properties without working smoke alarms
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2012 Earth Science Week provides free geological field trip
RENO – The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, a public service and research department in the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno, is holding its 15th annual Earth Science Week field trip as part of a national celebration of earth sciences. This year’s event, titled “Tuff All Over: Exploring Faulted Volcanic Terrain in the Painted Hills, Virginia Mountains, West of Pyramid Lake,” will be led by University geologists D.D. LaPo...
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Presidential Debate Watch Party at John Ascuaga’s Nugget
SPARKS -- Republicans, Democrats and undecided voters wanted! Join us and watch the second Presidential Debate at John Ascuaga’s Nugget on Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. The Nugget is showing the debate on our big screens with group seating in the Casino Cabaret. Sit back and watch as the candidates make the case for your vote, while you sip on our special patriotic drinks, such as “The Blue Hawaiian Mule,” “The Red Pachyderm Cooler,” “The Bipartisa...
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Country legend Loretta Lynn to perform at
SPARKS -- Country legend Loretta Lynn will be packing the showroom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget on October 20th with opener Chuck Mead. For fifty years now, Loretta has fashioned a body of work as artistically and commercially successful—and as culturally significant—as any female performer you’d care to name. Her music has confronted many of the major social issues of her time, and her life story is a rags-to-riches tale familiar to pop, rock and...
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RTC hosts community workshop for 2035 Regional Transportaito...
RENO -- The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) will host a community planning workshop to review and discuss the transportation alternatives for the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Washoe County Senior Services Center (cafeteria/multi-purpose room) 1155 East 9th Street in Reno. With input received from the public, the community-based RTP identifies and defines the future transportation needs of ...
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WCSD Mariachi Music Program Grows With Help From Donors
RENO -- The number of students enrolled in the Washoe County School District’s mariachi pilot program has far surpassed expectations for the 2012-2013 school year, with 60 students participating in the program at four schools. Thanks to generous donations from the community, the District has been able to buy instruments for each student who is learning to play mariachi music. Nearly 37 percent of WCSD students are Hispanic, and studies show th...
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Robert Trivers to speak on deceit, self-deception
Renowned evolutionary biologist to make appearance Tuesday at UNR
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No More, Know More campaign set for October
WINNEMUCCA – Scrap Domestic Violence (ScrapDV) is set to launch NO MORE, KNOW MORE in Northern Nevada on October 1st with plans to maintain the campaign throughout National Domestic Violence Awareness month. NO MORE, KNOW MORE is an awareness campaign to increase outreach to programs and resources for those who are victims of domestic abuse. ScrapDV plans to Paper the Town in communities throughout Northern Nevada with brochures, posters and r...
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Lattin Farms Corn Maze open in October
Lattin Farms, a fourth generation family farm located in Fallon, has dedicated its 2012 corn maze design to Nevada’s growing dairy industry.
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Free Halloween Carnival Saturday
Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center and the Downtown Sparks Kiwanis Club are pairing up to host their annual safe, fun children’s event during the Halloween season.
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Local culinary expert to teach classes at The Discovery
During the month of October, The Discovery will offer a cooking series designed for families.
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Firefighters names to be added to memorial
Plaques with the names of Carson City Battalion Chief Richard Chrzanowski and Clark County Fire Engineer Jerry Harper will be added to those of other Nevada firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty on the Nevada Firefighters’ Memorial on Saturday.
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Lattin Farms Corn Maze salutes Nevada’s growing dairy industry
FALLON – Lattin Farms, a fourth generation family farm located in Fallon, NV, has dedicated its 2012 corn maze design to Nevada’s growing dairy industry. The corn maze, open on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through October 27, is part of the Lattin Farms Fall Festival celebration. Rick Lattin explains why they decided on this year’s theme, “I wanted to highlight the dairy industry because many people don’t ...
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Law Enforcement K9s to compete in Reno on Saturday, October 13
RENO -- Dozens of law enforcement and military K9 teams are coming to Reno to compete in the 2012 Western States Police Canine Association’s End of the Year Trials. The patrol phase of the competition is open to the public and the media and begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, on the football field at Bishop Manogue High School. Patrol phase competition includes agility courses, obedience tests, a search exercise, and a protection and ...
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Bighorns announce prize promotion for opening night
RENO — The Reno Bighorns will be counting down to Opening Night with a new prize promotion, the team announced today. “55 Days of Bighorns” will start this Saturday, October 6, exactly 55 days from the start of the Bighorns fifth season in Reno on November 30. Starting this Saturday, and continuing each day until Opening Night, the Bighorns will announce a new prize on their Facebook page that fans can win at the first game. The prizes will co...
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