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UNR scientists show insight into brain, nerve development
RENO — A new mechanism for guiding the growth of nerves that involves the cell-death machinery has been found by scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno that may bring advances in neurological medicine and research. The team obtained the evidence in studies of fruit flies and reported their discovery in an article published in the prestigious science publication Cell Reports. “Although the fly is a relatively simple organism, almost every...
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Western Heritage Festival booth space for artists, crafters
SPARKS — The Sparks Museum and Cultural Center is seeking artists and crafters whose works portray elements of western heritage and folklife for a Western Heritage Festival on May 11 at Victorian Square in Sparks. The festival will feature Western furniture and home accessories; handcrafted works in leather, metal and wood; jewelry and fashion; Western themed art; antiques; saddles and tack; textile arts and baskets. Drawing from a rich herita...
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Heroes shaved heads for childhood cancer
RENO — The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) recently celebrated St. Baldrick’s with community members, schools, businesses and anyone with hair to “Be Brave & Go Bald” for kids fighting cancer. More than $187,000 was raised locally as part of a worldwide effort to conquer kids’ cancer. More than 315 northern Nevada shavees accepted the lofty challenge issued by NNCCF and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and shaved their heads...
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School of Medicine's free clinics set for April
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for April are scheduled for the following dates: A children’s clinic will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today; a general clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; and a women’s clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon April 13. Clinics are held at the School of Medicine’s Family Medicine Center, located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus just north of Ma...
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Volunteers needed to help plant sagebrush seedlings
ELKO — Volunteers are needed to assist the Bureau of Land Management, Elko District, Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and Nevada Muley’s in planting sagebrush seedlings to improve winter habitat for mule deer, sage grouse and other species in the 2012 Willow burn area on April 6. The plantings will occur near Nelson Creek located east of Willow Creek Reservoir. Volunteers will meet at Willow Creek Reservoir on the Midas-Tuscarora County Ro...
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Spanish Springs Library hours changing
SPARKS — Beginning April 16, the Spanish Springs Library, located at 7100A Pyramid Way in Sparks, will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Under the current Tuesday schedule of noon to 8 p.m., the 7 to 8 p.m. hour consistently has fewer patrons than the 11 a.m. to noon hour on other days during the week. The Library Board of Trustees approved a staff recommendation to change the Spanish Springs Library’s Tuesday hours to 11 a.m. to 7 p...
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American Red Cross holds Real Heroes 2013 breakfast today
RENO — The Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross is proud to announce its nominees for the 2013 Real Heroes Breakfast, presented by Nevada State Bank, to be held on today at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa beginning at 7:30 am. Nominations for Real Heroes are received by the Red Cross from people throughout the region in ten different categories for their extraordinary courage and selflessness. From all walks of life, these outs...
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Washoe Valley mansion receives national recognition
CARSON CITY — The National Register of Historic Places amended the significance of Bowers Mansion on March 6. Initially listed in 1976, the amendment elevates the mansion from local to national significance. The National Register is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Constructed between 1862 and 1863, Bowers Mansion is located on old highway 395 in Washoe City, Nev. The Mansion conveys the story of its own...
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Registration open for summer 2013 KIDS University
RENO — Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno presents another fun-filled summer with KIDS University (called KIDS U, for short), a day camp open to children entering grades 2-8, with seven weeklong sessions to energize minds and bodies all summer long. The camp runs Monday-Friday, from June 17-Aug. 2; online registration is available today through July 28. Early registration is encouraged as sessions can fill fast. KIDS U is held ...
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Bully's sports bar collaborates with Red Cross for fire awar...
RENO — In celebration of Red Cross Month in March, Bully’s is helping the American Red Cross Northern Nevada Chapter kick off the “Fire Hurts…Red Cross Helps” fire season awareness campaign. Using the NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament as a catalyst to drive awareness, all seven Bully’s locations in Reno, Sparks and Carson City host “Boot Sales” to help raise funds for the Red Cross to continue assisting disaster-stricken Nevadans. In ...
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Bighorns back fundraiser to keep Reno-based youth safe haven...
Project Solution, a Reno-based volunteer-run non-profit which empowers homeless and low-income youth, has partnered with NBA D-League Team Reno Bighorns to hold an open house fundraiser on April 3.
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Event helps to maximize social security benefits
Chris Abts, President of Cornerstone Retirement, a northern Nevada-based full-service financial planning firm, will host two free education events discussing maximizing Social Security Income benefits.
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Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Saturday
On Saturday, more than 300 Californians and Nevadans will plunge into the winter-chilled waters of South Lake Tahoe at Zephyr Cove – all in the name of Special Olympics.
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NNMG cardiologist receives board certification
RENO — Thomas Truong, DO, recently received his board certification in interventional cardiology. Dr. Thomas Truong is an interventional cardiologist and a native of Sparks. After earning his bachelor of science at UNR, Dr. Truong went to medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Truong completed fellowships in cardiology and intervent...
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UNR geologist receives national mining award
RENO — Jonathan Price, former director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno and state geologist emeritus, received a Gold Medal from the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA) at their annual conference Feb. 25. The highest honor awarded by the society, the Gold Medal is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the mineral industry. Price was awarded the prestigious ...
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Gem Faire coming to Reno
RENO — Gem Faire will be in Reno Friday through Sunday at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. General admission costs $7, and is valid for the entire weekend. Nearly 40 world renowned importers, exporters and manufacturers will be on site with the largest selection of fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals, findings and much more at wholesale prices....
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C*A*R*E Chest annual kidnap fundraiser great success
C*A*R*E* Chest of Sierra Nevada’s 22nd Annual Executive Kidnap, held on Thursday, was a great success, raising more than $60,000.
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Renown offers colorectal cancer home screening kits
To emphasize Renown Institute for Cancer’s commitment to quality cancer care and the importance of getting screened, Renown Health is offering a colorectal cancer home screening kit for only $15.
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Company based on bark beetle research at UNR wins competition
A new company that uses the enzymes of bark beetles to control the devastating effects the beetles can have on a forest, EscaZyme Biochemicals, LLC, was awarded a $50,000 gold prize this week.
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Water levels in Nevada wells to be measured
CARSON CITY — Beginning the first week of March and continuing into April, staff from the Nevada Division of Water Resources, Office of the State Engineer, will be measuring groundwater levels in wells throughout various hydrographic basins within Washoe, Humboldt, Pershing, Lander, Elko, Eureka and White Pine Counties. The data collection is part of an ongoing effort to assess hydrologic conditions throughout Nevada. Division staff will be me...
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