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Board member fundraising webinar
On Tuesday, NPcatalyst will be conducting a webinar on the role of board members in the donor solicitation process.
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Gov. Sandoval appoints leaders and teachers to local council
In accordance with Assembly Bill 222, Gov. Brian Sandoval has appointed the Teachers and Leaders Council.
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Rail City Garden Center presents scarecrow building classes
Learn to scare with flair at the Rail City Garden Center Green College Seminar on Scarecrow Building, on both Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Comment on BLM wild horse gathers
The BLM released the Preliminary Garfield Flat and Marietta Herd Management Areas Gather Plan and Environmental Assessment for public review and comment.
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Openings on Sparks Parks and Recreation Comm.
SPARKS — The city has three positions currently open on the Sparks Parks and Recreation Commission. If you are a resident of Sparks or if you own a business in the city and have a valid business license, you are eligible to apply. The nine-member panel meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Positions are appointed by the mayor of Sparks with confirmation by the Sparks City Council. For more information and to apply, go to spa...
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Tahoe Plane Crash
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A pilot was airlifted to a hospital in Reno Wednesday with serious injuries after a twin-engine plane he was flying crashed shortly after takeoff near Lake Tahoe and caught fire. Kevin Bumen, director of aviation at Truckee Tahoe Airport, said the pilot was the only person onboard when the Piper Aztec crashed into an aircraft parking area around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday.
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Sparks police reserve officer program returns
SPARKS ­— Beginning Monday, residents interested in joining the Sparks Police Department Reserve Office Program can pick-up applications at the front desk of the police station located at 1701 E. Prater Way. Applications will be accepted for 30 days. The SPD is looking to recruit 10 reserve officers during the initial re-launch.
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Players, hole sponsors needed for Sparks mayor’s golf tourney
SPARKS — Players are still needed for the Sparks Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament, happening at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Resort at Red Hawk, on the Lakes Course. The entry fee is $100 per person. Hole sponsorships with signage are also available for $100 each. Proceeds benefit at-risk youth who have limited access to recreational programs due to financial hardships. Now in its 11th year, the Mayor’s Cup features a four-person scramble format and plenty...
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Kick-off set as Nev. cell phone driving ban nears
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada officials are ushering in a new ban on the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. They’re kicking off the new law with an event featuring crash survivors and road safety advocates. Ban proponents are set to gather 10 a.m. Friday at the Events Plaza in front of the Henderson City Hall. They’ll discuss details of the new law that takes effect Oct. 1. Democratic State Sen. Shirley Breeden will review the calendar for ...
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STEP2 grand opening
RENO — Please save the date and join us as we open our doors to the community to serve more families in need of addiction treatment services. The time has come for the grand opening of the Mathewson Family Counseling Center at STEP2. A celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Lighthouse campus, 3700 Safe Harbor Way in Reno.
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North Las Vegas hires new city manager
NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — North Las Vegas is bringing on a former official from Mesquite to be its new city manager. City officials on Wednesday hired Timothy Hacker to replace outgoing Acting City Manager Maryann Ustick. Ustick has accepted an offer to be city manager in Destin, Fla. Hacker’s open-ended contract includes an annual salary of $180,000 and a benefits package similar to what North Las Vegas department directors get. Hacker’s 22 year...
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Vegas resort to open Jimmy Buffet-themed casino
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas resort is opening a 15,000-square-foot casino inspired by the lyrics of singer Jimmy Buffett. The Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo is set to open Oct. 1. The Flamingo on the Las Vegas Strip was already home to Buffet’s Margaritaville restaurant. Under the new renovation, the resort’s casino floor got a Buffet-themed makeover, complete with indoor palm trees and tropical colors. The casino will celebrate its gr...
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Drive for donors
RENO – United Blood Services of Reno will be holding their Driving for Donors V winner selection event at 10 a.m. on Monday in their headquarters located at 1125 Terminal Way in Reno, where one lucky donor will win a new Toyota Corolla courtesy of the Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers. “We’ve just completed our most successful summer ever,” said Steve Thomas, donor recruitment director for United Blood Services of Reno. “A major component of our ...
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Washoe farmers eligible for aid after bad winter
RENO (AP) — Washoe County farmers may be eligible for federal assistance for crop losses that came after a long and wet winter. The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared parts of California as a disaster area for unseasonable winter weather that ran from the end of February through mid-May. Washoe County farmers may also apply for disaster benefits from the Farm Service Agency because the county borders California. The Nevada Department of A...
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Openings on Sparks Parks and Recreation Comm.
SPARKS — The city has three positions currently open on the Sparks Parks and Recreation Commission. If you are a resident of Sparks or if you own a business in the city and have a valid business license, you are eligible to apply. The nine-member panel (plus the Parks & Recreation director as an ex officio member) meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Positions are appointed by the mayor of Sparks with confirmation by the Sp...
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Youth peace message from Afghanistan
RENO — Join Sierra Interfaith Action for Peace for an evening with Jim Haber and Marylou Anderson of the Nevada Desert Experience. Haber and Anderson traveled overseas in early 2011 in support of the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers, bringing back first-hand information about the situation in Afghanistan and a personal perspective on the effects of this peaceful movement. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 26, in Room 215, Mackay Science buildi...
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HR diversity conference at Peppermill
RENO — The 2011 Northern Nevada Human Resources Association (NNHRA) Annual Diversity Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. This year’s event includes keynote speaker Dr. Michael Lindsey, Ph.D., J.D., president of Nestor Consultants, Inc. Dr. Lindsey, along with an outstanding group of local and national expert presenters, will provide practical and immediately applicable tools for the work...
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Reno, Lake Tahoe to host Chinese beauty pageant
CARSON CITY (AP) — Northern Nevada is hosting 18 semi-finalists from a Chinese beauty pageant in a televised tour and competition officials hope will bring international exposure to the state. Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki said Monday that the Miss Chinese Cosmos Semi-Finals will take place in Reno and Lake Tahoe Friday through Sept. 30. The winner becomes China’s representative to the Miss Universe pageant. The contest moves around the world and wa...
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Maine casino chooses Las Vegas partner
OXFORD, Maine (AP) — A Las Vegas casino and hotel operator has been chosen to operate a casino under construction in western Maine. Black Bear Development announced Tuesday it has reached an agreement with Silverton Casino to operate Black Bear’s casino in Oxford. The Oxford Casino is scheduled to open next spring. Silverton Casino will be in charge of determining things such as the mix of slot machines and table games, the surveillance system...
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U.S. Interior Secretary visits Nevada solar project
LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is promoting federally-backed solar energy projects in Nevada. Salazar is scheduled to visit the first utility-scale solar power plant constructed on public lands Tuesday morning in Jean near the California border. The plant developed by First Solar of Tempe, Ariz., is expected to begin sending energy into the grid in December. It will provide power for at least 9,000 homes. Salazar i...
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