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UNR to host telescope viewing of transit of Venus
RENO — The very rare transit of Venus today will best be viewed through a filtered telescope rather than the cardboard viewers that tens of thousands in the Reno area donned May 20 for the annular eclipse, astronomers at the University of Nevada, Reno said. The university is hosting a telescope viewing event from 3 p.m. to sunset today at its observatory at the Redfield Campus in south Reno during the transit as Venus passes between the Earth ...
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Fish to be delivered Thursday for Kids Free Fishing Day
SPARKS — The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) will be delivering more than 4,000 trout to the Sparks Marina at 10 a.m. Thursday to prepare for the 11th annual Kids Free Fishing Day Event sponsored by the Sparks Rotary Club from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The annual event draws about 2,000 area children, many of whom have never experienced holding a fishing pole before much less catching a fish. NDOW and the city of Sparks Parks and Recreation ...
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RARA to hold Young Eagles Flight Day
RENO — The Reno Air Racing Foundation (RARF) gives young northern Nevadans the opportunity to learn more about aviation through hands-on learning activities during a day-long flight camp. The Experimental Aircraft Association Air Race Chapter 1361 (EAA) Young Eagles First Flight Day offers the region’s youth an experience of a lifetime as they participate in demonstrations, tours and other exciting flight-related activities. The event begins w...
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Judge Siatta honored as Woman of Achievement
CARSON CITY — Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta was honored on Thursday as a 2012 Woman of Achievement by the Nevada Women’s Fund, a non-profit community foundation in northern Nevada. “Your achievements make you an inspiring choice for recognition, and we are pleased to honor you,” Isabelle Rodriguez Wilson, president of the Nevada Women’s Fund, stated in a letter to Justice Saitta. Justice Saitta received her award during the Nevada ...
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Gran Fun-Do promises to be fun for all
RENO — The Tour de Nez will be holding its annual Gran Fun-Do bike ride on June 23. The Gran Fun-Do showcases the beauty of Nevada and gives locals the chance to embrace the sport of cycling. Rides begin at 7 a.m. and the last day to register online is June 20. Riders can also register at the event right up to the time they set off on the ride. Prices range from $20 to $50. The Gran Fun-Do is a “gotta ride your bike a long way poker game,” tha...
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SNCA says thanks to pool volunteers
Help still needed this week at Traner Pool
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SNCA says thanks to pool volunteers
RENO — Sierra Nevada Community Aquatics (SNCA) would like to thank everyone who attended the Adopt-A-Pool at Idlewild pool over the last week. The number of people who came out to help with this year’s event exceeded expectations. The event Saturday had 100 volunteers from most user groups and even some of the neighbors who live in the Idlewild Pool area. SNCA would like to congratulate the Lakeridge Swim Team for bringing out the most volunte...
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Hindu leader to open 17 city halls in Calif. with prayers
RENO — The meetings of 17 city councils in California will open with ancient Hindu prayers during the next few months, most of those for the first time. Northern Nevada-based Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the city councils of Stockton, Fowler, Lodi, Ceres, Riverbank, Dinuba, Gridley, Shasta Lake, Rancho Cordova, Porterville, Sanger, Madera, Eureka, Bishop, Anderson, Anaheim and Re...
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Learn what to do in a disaster
RENO — Workshops about disaster preparedness by Karli Epstain, with the American Red Cross of Northern Nevada, will be held at 1 p.m. today in the rec room at Silver Sage located at 3870 Neil Road and again at 2 p.m. in the rec room at the Silver Sage residence at 4485 S. McCarran Blvd. Today at 1:30 p.m. in the rec room at the Silver Sage on Neil Road and at noon Friday in the rec room at Silver Sage on McCarran, Washoe County Emergency Manag...
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Young bear caught, mom sought; ate NV chickens
RENO — Nevada wildlife officials have trapped a furry, 100-pound chicken rustler and now they are looking for his mom. State wildlife spokesman Chris Healy says a mother black bear and a 15-month-old yearling attacked and ate 17 chickens this past week in Washoe City south of Reno. Authorities trapped the young bear early Wednesday and set it out next to another trap covered with molasses and cheesecake in an attempt to draw out its mother. He...
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New Jersey team posts big numbers at USBC Women’s Championships
Using experience gained from winning the 2010 NCAA National Championship at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the members of Time of Our Life II of Saddle Brook, N.J., confidently rolled into the National Bowling Stadium in Reno.
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Obama to visit UNLV on Thursday
President Barack Obama is planning his third trip to southern Nevada this year.
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Housing needs discussed at White House
Nevada’s leaders in housing, including the Nevada Rural Housing Authority, met with key officials in Washington, D.C. this week during a White House forum on housing.
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Caliente Youth Center celebrates 50 years of service
The official 50-year anniversary celebration of Caliente Youth Center will be held on June 28 at 10 a.m.
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Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute offers laven...
RENO — The Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute offers a Lavender Production, Sales and Marketing Workshop on Monday, June 18, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Carson City campus that will include a lavender farm tour. Cost is $35 for those registering by June 11, $45 after April 25. Lunch is included. Seating is limited, and registration is required. The workshop will begin at Campie’s Lavender Patch in Stagecoach where students will le...
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DRI researcher discovers 
 startling black carbon aerosol in...
RENO — When Dr. Rajan Chakrabarty from the Desert Research Institute (DRI) visited his native city Guwahati, located in the Brahmaputra River Valley (BRV) region of India last year, he was surprised to discover a dramatic increase in the level of air pollution. When he conducted tests, he found that what was once a pristine area now has one of the highest levels of black carbon (BC) aerosols in the world.  His findings were published in the sc...
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Eldorado Donates $36,000 of carpet to three local organizations
RENO — The Eldorado Hotel Casino announced Thursday that it recently donated $36,000 worth of unused carpet to Reno High School, Reno Diamonds and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada. Reno High School will be utilizing the 500 feet carpet in their music rooms for the band, orchestra and choir to cut down noise and increase safety. Due to budget constraints the Reno High School music program would not have been able to purchase carpet f...
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Reno Police Department honors community-wide response to 201...
RENO — The Reno Police Department held their 3rd Annual “Excellence in Policing” awards ceremony Wednesday at the Eldorado Hotel and Casino.
Addressing an audience of more than 300 people, Reno Police Chief Steve Pitts said, “In 2011, we had a year of unbelievable tragedy for our community. The stories and examples of true leadership and selflessness left an imprint on all of us. Today, we recognize those for their contributions to our communi...
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Rock Blvd exit closed 
 beginning Sunday
SPARKS — The Sparks Police Department would like to remind drivers that the Rock Boulevard exit from I-80 eastbound will be closed for road construction from Sunday at 8 p.m. to Monday, June 11th at 5:30 a.m. Drivers that use that exit on a routine basis are encouraged to find alternate routes. The Nugget Avenue exit will be open during a majority of this time period as a detour but, will be very congested during peak traffic times and will ad...
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Las Vegas author to hold signing of aviation book
RENO — Daniel K. Bubb, author of Landing in Las Vegas: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Tourist City, will talk about and sign copies of his new book at an event sponsored by and being held at The Nevada State Museum, on Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m. The opening of McCarran International Airport’s Terminal 3 this coming week is a timely backdrop to this book which examines the close historic ties between the gaming industry in Las Vegas an...
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