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Renown stroke support group at new location
Renown Institute for Neurosciences offers a monthly stroke support group to help patients and families respond to the stress of a stroke and learn about the recovery process in a supportive, open environment.
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Celebrate National Library Week with local events
“You belong @ Your Library” is the theme of this year’s National Library Week, today through April 14.
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Sparks offers golf lessons for all ages
Registration is open for the city of Sparks’ golf program for the spring and summer season held at Wildcreek Golf Course, 3500 Sullivan Lane.
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ACLU praises domestic 
partner benefit for public employees
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada commends the Nevada’s Public Employees’ Benefits Program Board for its unanimous decision on March 29 to approve the same subsidy for health insurance for domestic partners of public employees as it does for spouses.
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Moana Nursery hosts waterfowl seminar today
RENO — Today, join Moana Nursery for “Waterfowl . . . Ducks for the Whole Family,” from 10 a.m. to noon as part of its April seminar series. Who knew there were so many different varieties of ducks in Reno?  Join local birding guru and longtime Audubon Society member Alan Gubanich for a slide show and pointers for identifying various duck species, followed by a field trip to Virginia Lake to practice what you’ve learned. Meet in the Landscape ...
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Reno Jr. League holds Kentucky Derby Day
RENO — Junior League of Reno presents the first annual “Kentucky Derby Day - Juleps, Jockeys and Jazz,” from noon to 4 p.m. May 5 at Hidden Valley Country Club. With limited tickets available, the major fundraising event is expected to sell out, creating a much-anticipated launch to the organization’s new fundraising initiative. Open to the general public, the derby event will feature a live running of the Kentucky Derby horse race and a South...
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Forest Service plans prescribed burns west of Reno
RENO — The U.S. Forest Service plans prescribed burns in the Dog Valley area northwest of Reno to reduce fuel loads. The agency says about 150 acres are targeted for underbrush removal, and hand crews and engines will be on site to monitor the fires. Agency officials say the burns will be conducted over the coming weeks as weather allows. They also advise that residents can expect to see smoke and may encounter some travel delays in the area w...
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Nevada Bighorns Unlimited to hold banquet
RENO — What began as a backyard barbecue 32 years ago has evolved into one of the country’s single largest fundraising events for the protection and enhancement of Nevada’s wildlife resources. The 32nd Annual Nevada Bighorns Unlimited (NBU) Fundraising Banquet was held Friday night at the Peppermill Resort and Casino. More than 2,000 hunting and wildlife enthusiasts were expected to attend, including Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Nevada Sen. ...
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Washoe DEMS to hold county convention
RENO — Hundreds of delegates and volunteers have signed up for the Washoe County Democratic Convention on April 14 at Wooster High School, featuring officeholders, state and local candidates and the election of delegates to the state convention, the next step in the process of nominating President Barack Obama to seek re-election as president. Rep. Shelley Berkley, who is running against Republican appointee Dean Heller for the U.S. Senate, wi...
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County offers summer camps for children
RENO — There are two sides to Washoe County School District’s Community Education summer camps. This summer, children in 2nd through 12th grades can enroll in 16 different camps held at 17 area schools. Registration is now open. Space is limited. For more information, visit www.washoecommunityed.org and click “Register Now” at the top or call 829-9010. Prices range from $50 to $200. Community Education offers programs that will teach your chil...
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Health Week: Improve reproductive, sexual health
RENO — As part of National Public Health Week, April 2-8, the Washoe County Health District reminds residents that taking measures will lower the risk of disease and deaths. “Discussing sexual health with your partner, your family and your health care provider may be difficult and uncomfortable for many people,” said Washoe County District Health Officer Dr. Joseph Iser. Iser and other public health professionals point particularly to the impo...
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ACLU to use new study in Nev. death penalty debate
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A top American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada official says a study putting the cost of defending death penalty cases at $170,000 higher than non-capital murder cases should help state legislators when they meet next year. ACLU executive Dane Claussen said Friday that the study by a University of Nevada, Las Vegas, criminology professor was commissioned by Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani. It found that public de...
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UNR offers educational programs, demos during Earth Week
RENO — The northern Nevada community can celebrate and learn about the earth at the University of Nevada, Reno campus April 17 through 20. Educational programs and demonstrations will focus on sustainability efforts and examples of green campus and community resources. “This is a great way to open our campus and provide our community the opportunity to see and learn about some of our great green projects,” said Glenn Miller, professor of natur...
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Perlan Project CEO to speak about unique sailplane initiative
RENO — The Reno Air Racing Foundation (RARF) will host the next seminar in the “Pathways to Aviation” series on April 11. The event will feature Ed Warnock, CEO of the Perlan Project, and Paul McFarlane, lead flight director at the Challenger Learning Center, as they share their passion and educate students and enthusiasts about the world of flight. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Great Room on the fourth floor of the Joe Crowley Student Uni...
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County now hiring election workers
RENO — Paid election workers are needed to serve at the 85 Washoe County polling sites for the upcoming Primary Election on June 12 and for the 100 polling places that will be staffed for the General Election on Nov. 6. Dan Burk, the Washoe County registrar of voters, says his staff will hire approximately 600 poll workers for the Primary Election. “We need workers not only to fill vacant positions but to be available as reserves for on-call d...
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County food policy council members selected
Ten members of the new Washoe County Food Policy Council have been selected in efforts to improve networking, collaboration and promotion of access to healthy foods in Washoe County.
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Museum offers chance to operate trains
Trains with a glorious and romantic past offer a rare chance for volunteers to be the engineer April 20 through 22 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.
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Survivorship program for teen cancer patients
The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation launched a new program called Inspire on April 1 for adolescents and young adults who have survived childhood cancer and those who are still undergoing cancer treatments.
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Saving Nevada’s open spaces one beer at a time
Great Basin Brewing Company has created a specialty brew to benefit the Nevada Land Conservancy.
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Forestdale Road now open to snowmobiles
CARSON CITY — Officials on Tuesday opened Forestdale Road (Forest Service Road 31013) in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to over-snow motor vehicles to allow access over Forestdale Divide to the Blue Lakes area. All motor vehicles including snowmobiles are required to stay on the road until south of Forestdale Divide. The Mokelumne Wilderness area is adjacent to Forestdale Road on the west and is always closed to motor vehicles. Snowmobil...
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