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Awards honor Hispanic students and educators
RENO — Nevada Hispanic Services will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and awarding those who have contributed to the advancement of Latinos in the community by hosting the 19th Annual Adelante Awards. Honorees include outstanding Latino employees, civic leaders, students and educators. Laura Calzada of 1590 AM will act as master of ceremonies. The silent auction and the no-host reception will begin at 6 p.m., and the awards ceremony and ...
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QuickBooks workshop can help farmers
FALLON — Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will offer a QuickBooks workshop to help small farm owners learn accounting fundamentals. “QuickBooks Accounting for the Small Farm” meets from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8 at the WNC Fallon campus, 160 Campus Way. Cost is $85 when registering before Sept. 30 and $95 after Sept. 30. Lunch is included. Space is limited, and early enrollment is encouraged. Participants will learn to se...
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Celebrate Grandparents Day with free round of golf
RENO — Washoe Golf Course will celebrate Grandparents Day by offering grandparents a free round of golf, nine or 18 holes, when accompanied by a paying grandchild or an adult from noon to 6 p.m. on Sept. 18. In addition to a free round of golf, PGA professionals will be on hand at both courses with tips to help players improve their game. The Grandparents Day golf special is one of a series of family day specials offered by Washoe Golf Course ...
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BBB warns about value of Sept. 11 memorabilia
RENO — With the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaching, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising consumers that the value of most memorabilia and commemorative items is sentimental. Prices for many items likely will drop over time. Patriotic websites are promoting magnets, pins, flags, clothing, license tags, license frames and jewelry, among other items as a way to mark the anniversary. Many of these items are mass...
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Firefighters' Poker Pedal gives to cancer fund for children
RENO — The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) announced Tuesday that the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local #2136, Incline Village and Crystal Bay firefighters of the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, raised $1,500 for the nonprofit organization during the second annual Firefighter’s Poker Pedal. On June 25, more than 36 riders pedaled along a nine-mile loop starting at the Great Basin Brewery on...
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Triathlon to help children who have genetic disorders
SPARKS — The first “Try Eryn Tri” sprint triathlon will take place at the Sparks Marina Park on Sunday to benefit children with rare genetic disorders. The race begins at 9 a.m. The entry fee includes a technical T-shirt, catered barbecue lunch and direct support to the Coffin-Lowry Syndrome Foundation. Registration rates and details are available online at www.tryeryntri.com. Register online or on the morning of the event. Participants also h...
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Festival lets gardeners compete with prize veggies
SPARKS — Can’t compete at the state fair with your prize vegetables this year? No problem! Bring your award-winning vegetables to Rail City Garden Center at 1720 Brierley Way in Sparks between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 18 for the Fall Harvest Festival. The festival includes a vegetable growing contest with prizes, food, music, local artisans and lots of fun. One of the food vendors helping provide the festival atmosphere will be the G...
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Carson City ready for annual ghost walk
CARSON CITY — The rich and intriguing history of Nevada’s capital will be explored and theatrically relived in the 19th annual classic ghost walk. The Carson City ghost walk is a delightfully spooky and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian era and diverse past. Meet lingering spirits of the past, with many haunted and paranormal stories to take in. Some of the spirits even lead the guided walking tours of the downtown district’s...
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Social Security to dedicate new hearing office
RENO — The Social Security Administration will dedicate a new hearing office at 10 a.m. Friday at 300 Booth St., Suite 4000. Social Security’s administrative appeals operation, under the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, is the largest administrative judicial system in the world. Agency administrative law judges conduct hearings and issue approximately 750,000 decisions each year. This is the second permanent hearing office located...
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Firefighters to make pancakes for pencils
RENO — It’s “Pancakes for Pencils” on Saturday as the Lemmon Valley Volunteer Fire Department holds a pancake breakfast to help support the students and staff of Lemmon Valley Elementary School. “The school is in need of basic supplies such as notebooks, pencils, highlighters, colored pencils and dry erase markers,” said Lemmon Valley VFD member Dulcie Lilly. From 8 a.m. to noon, Lemmon Valley’s volunteer firefighters will serve a pancake brea...
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Boot filled with $22,000-plus
SPARKS — Firefighters were overwhelmed by the charity witnessed during the 2011 Muscular Dystrophy Association event this past week. MDA donations to “Fill the Boot” were taken from Aug. 31 through Sept. 4 at two locations in Sparks: the Nugget Rib Cook-Off on Victorian Avenue and the Sparks Mercantile Center at the corner of North McCarran Boulevard and Pyramid Way. Between the two locations, a total of $22,046 was collected. “I was overwhelm...
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Crexendo offers web-building experience to UNR students
RENO — Despite whether they have any previous experience building websites, interested students at the University of Nevada, Reno will have free website software and web hosting until the end of December, and the opportunity to win a share of $18,000 being awarded to students who build the best sites in a university-wide student competition. The Crexendo University Program (UP) is a college program sponsored by Crexendo Business Solutions, Inc...
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Help clean up at Carson River
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Sierra Front Field Office, the Kiwanis Club of Carson City, the Carson River Advisory Committee and the Don’t Trash Nevada Campaign invite local residents to join them from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 17 in Carson City for an annual cleanup of public land along the banks of the Carson River, Brunswick Canyon and Prison Hill Recreation Area. Meet at the BLM-Carson City Distri...
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Nevada’s gas prices rise last week
CARSON CITY — Average retail gasoline prices in Nevada have risen 11.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67 per gallon by week’s end. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NevadaGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Nevada during the past week, prices yesterday were 87.9 cents per gallon higher than t...
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Off-duty policeman fatally hits pedestrian
HENDERSON (AP) — A 58-year-old pedestrian from Henderson has died of his injuries after he was struck by a pickup truck driven by an off-duty southern Nevada police officer. Authorities say 39-year-old Henderson police officer Wavie Reed was making a left turn on a green light Friday afternoon when he hit a man in a crosswalk. The man was taken to the hospital but died early Saturday. Reed has been an officer for 10 years. Officials say they a...
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Western Region Button Show
SPARKS — John Ascuaga’s Nugget will host the Western Region Button Show Oct. 14 – 16. Featuring 53 tables of buttons and 24 notable dealers, this one-of-a-kind show has something for all collectors and crafters. A $6 door donation gets you in for the whole weekend of button shopping. For more information, contact Gil Biggie at 223-0542 or dbgb@charter.net.
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North Valleys CAB meeting rescheduled
NORTH VALLEYS — The regular meeting of the North Valleys Citizen Advisory Board Scheduled for Sept. 12 has been cancelled. The meeting has been rescheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Cold Springs Community Park, 3355 White Lake Parkway in Cold Springs. For more information, visit www.washoecounty.us/comdev/boards_commissions/cab/north_valleys/nv_index.htm
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Gov. pushes ‘spirit of service’ as Sept. 11 nears
CARSON CITY (AP) — Nevada Volunteers is asking residents to join their governor by pledging to serve as the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks nears. The statewide volunteering commission says their campaign aims to capture the attitude of service and outpouring of donations that followed the terrorist attacks. Officials say Gov. Brian Sandoval will be signing his own community service pledge before the anniversary. Nevadans can find the...
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Firm’s solar trash compactor gains support at UNLV
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County’s waste management contractor and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, have teamed up to find a way to go green while treating trash. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Republic Services of Southern Nevada has installed the Las Vegas-area’s first solar-powered trash compactor at UNLV. Officials say the compactor will conserve energy and save money. The device is built by Alabama-based Marathon Equipment Co....
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Obesity Forum Thursday
RENO — The Washoe County Health District and numerous community partners will host the third annual Obesity Forum from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at the UNR Joe Crowley Student Union. The forum’s goal is to inspire individuals and organizations to support efforts to prevent and reduce obesity in Washoe County through education and collaboration across all sectors. The event is free and limited to 200 participants. Registration information...
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