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Dilworth students to tour Mars
Steven Squyres, Ph.D., this year’s recipient of the Desert Research Institute Nevada Medal, will take a group of students from Dilworth STEM Academy on a tour of the surface of Mars in DRI’s DRIVE6 virtual reality facility at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
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Treasurer sponsors financial fitness pilot
State Treasurer Kate Marshall said Wednesday that her office is sponsoring a financial fitness pilot program in several Nevada high schools, as well as one middle school.
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Picnic for the Planet on Earth Day
In celebration of Earth Day, The Nature Conservancy in Nevada and partners are hosting a community “Picnic for the Planet” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McKinley Arts Center and Park, 925 Riverside Drive in Reno.
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Reno Fire Department partners with the bike project
The Reno Fire Department and the Reno Bike Project, a non-profit community bicycle shop and advocacy group, are partnering to make donating bicycles more convenient for the community.
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UNR holds unique Hindu baccalaureate service
RENO — A one-of-a-kind baccalaureate service was held at University of Nevada, Reno on Sunday. The fifth annual Hindu baccalaureate service of UNR (Dikshant Utsav) blessed the graduating class in the traditional Hindu style, complete with applying tilak (religious mark) on the foreheads of graduates, participatory reading of Gayatri Mantra in Sanskrit and keynote addresses by a swami and kirtan (sacred chant). In addition, it also included ble...
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TMCC hosts annual GED graduation ceremony
RENO — On Friday, Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) will host its ninth annual General Education Development (GED) graduation ceremony. The ceremony will recognize more than 100 students who have completed the program, as their family and friends congratulate them on their accomplishment. The GED program at TMCC is part of a federally funded Adult Basic Education program, which provides basic literacy and education classes in listening,...
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Town Hall at Traner to address underage drinking, drugs
RENO — ACCEPT, in collaboration with the federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking, will hold a town hall meeting with students, parents and educators on April 25 to discuss underage drinking substance abuse prevention. Underage drinking is a pressing public health concern that affects the health and well-being of our nation’s youth, their families and our community. In 2010, about 10 million, or one in ...
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University of Phoenix to host career branding workshop
RENO — University of Phoenix will host a two-hour career-branding workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Reno campus, 10345 Professional Circle, Suite 200 in the South Meadows area just off U.S. 395. The workshop is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. “Despite improvement in February, Nevada continues to have the highest unemployment rate in the nation,” said Dr. Bob Larkin, University of Phoenix Northern Nevada Campus...
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Nevada holds College Savings Day Contest
CARSON CITY — State Treasurer Kate Marshall announced Monday her office is once again sponsoring the fourth annual 2012 Nevada $529 College Savings Day Contest, which is open to all Nevada students from kindergarten through fifth grade. Five students will receive a prize of a $529 gift to be used to open a college savings plan account or to enhance an existing account. Two students from Clark County, one from Washoe County and one each from a ...
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Volunteer host needed for the Rhyolite historic town site
TONOPAH — The Bureau of Land Management is looking for volunteer hosts for the Rhyolite historic town site located just south of Beatty in Nye County. This popular historic site, near one of the gateways to Death Valley National Park, features remnants of a large mining town that flourished in the gold mining days of the early 1900s. The Tom Kelly Bottle House, Cook Bank Building ruins, the Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad Depot and several othe...
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WNC offers hoop house workshop
SMITH — Hoop houses are burgeoning across Nevada as local farmers continue to benefit from increased vegetable production and sales. To meet demand for training in this innovative technique, the Western Nevada College (WNC) Specialty Crop Institute will hold a low-cost hoop house construction workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at Smith Valley High School, 20 Day Lane, in Smith. Cost is $35 for those registering by April 25, and $45 after Apr...
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Fishing hook restrictions lifted for some Humboldt Co. creeks
CARSON CITY — A recent change in Nevada’s fishing regulations has relaxed hook restrictions, allowing for the use of barbed hooks on any legal bait for the Andorno Creek, Colman Creek and North Fork of Battle Creek, all in Humboldt County. Previously, the regulation allowed for only the use of single barbless hooks for fishing these waters. “Years ago we relocated wild Lahontan cutthroat trout to these waters to reintroduce a native species,” ...
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Granite Construction awarded for Truckee River Canyon Project
RENO — Granite Construction Company announced Monday that the company has been awarded the Gold Level Excellence in Partnering Award by the Caltrans Partnering Program for the Truckee River Canyon project. The Truckee River Canyon project consisted of highway reconstruction along the five-mile, narrow and winding interstate at the California-Nevada border. The project included reconstructing the worn and battered roadway section, replacing the...
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NNMC Wound Care Center receives award
SPARKS  — The Northern Nevada Medical Center Wound Care Center has been recognized by Diversified Clinical Services, Inc. (DCS), for the following outstanding patient outcomes in 2011: • Over 92 percent patient satisfaction • 91 percent wound healing rate within 30 median days to heal Current statistics show that nearly 5 million Americans are afflicted with chronic, non-healing wounds. With a rapidly growing aging population and obesity rates...
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WNC solar project to be dedicated Wednesday
CARSON CITY — Officials with Western Nevada College, Black Rock Solar and NV Energy are celebrating completion of a 200-kilowatt solar project at the college’s campus on Wednesday. WNC is receiving a $940,000 rebate from NV Energy’s SolarGenerations program to offset installation costs. The photovoltaic solar panels are expected to generate up to 360,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. The check presentation and remarks by project part...
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Scientist to debunk debunkers today at UNR
RENO — Naomi Oreskes, noted climate change scientist and author, will explore in a talk today at the University of Nevada, Reno how the same people who reject the real history of the environmentally and medically disastrous DDT also reject the reality of man-made climate change. Her presentation, the last installment of the “Discover Science Lecture Series” for the semester, is called “Rachel Was Not Wrong: Why the Science Surrounding DDT Matt...
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Memorial to honor those who donated remains
RENO — Students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s class of 2015 will hold a memorial service to honor those who donated their bodies to the anatomical donation program for medical research and education. The service will begin at 2:30 p.m. May 3 at Walton’s Funeral Home chapel. Family and friends of donors are invited to attend the service. The anatomical donation program accepts donations from individuals for anatomical resea...
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Food and wine fundraiser benefits The Colby Foundation
RENO — Raise a toast for a great cause at The Colby Foundation’s inaugural food and wine gala and fundraiser, set for April 26 at Napa-Sonoma in Reno. All proceeds from the event help the foundation’s mission to promote awareness and education about life-saving organ and tissue donation and transplantation. The Colby Foundation is a private, non-profit organization established in 1995 in Reno. The foundation provides an endowment to qualifying...
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Black Rock Solar, Groupon launch ‘Solarize the Shade Tree’
LAS VEGAS — Black Rock Solar and Groupon Grassroots, the philanthropic arm of Groupon, announced Monday the launch of a campaign to allow Nevadans to help purchase solar panels for The Shade Tree, a local shelter for at-risk women and children. The Solarize the Shade Tree campaign will be featured on the Nevada Groupon Grassroots page this week through Earth Day on Sunday. Utilizing Groupon Grassroots’ collective action model, Groupon subscrib...
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Saint Mary’s Health Plans retains contract with Saint Mary’s...
RENO — Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center will remain a provider for Saint Mary’s Health Plans (SMHP) after the hospital’s sale to Prime Healthcare Services, which is expected to be finalized by June 30, SMHP said Monday. “Saint Mary’s Health Plans is dedicated to the state of Nevada and meeting the insurance needs of the communities we serve,” a press release stated. “We fully expect this transition will help strengthen our existing operati...
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