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15 hours of free flapjacks at IHOP
SPARKS — On Feb. 28, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations made at IHOPs in the Sparks area w...
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NV court says man’s $3M estate goes to the state
CARSON CITY (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court says the $3 million estate of a man who disinherited his family reverts to the state. In a unanimous opinion Thursday, justices reversed a lower court judge in Clark County who awarded the estate of William Melton to his daughter, Vicki Palm. Melton disinherited Palm decades ago. Melton signed a formal will in 1975, leaving most of his estate to his parents and saying his daughter “was to receive not...
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Calif. senator calls Nevada Tahoe law inflammatory
CARSON CITY (AP) — A leader in the California Senate has some strong words for Nevada over its threats to withdraw from the decades-old Lake Tahoe Compact. Sen. Darrell Steinberg, a Democrat from Sacramento, calls Nevada’s move to possibly leave the bistate Tahoe Regional Planning Agency “inflammatory” and “provocative.” Nevada lawmakers complain that votes needed on the 14-member governing board to approve regulations and projects within the ...
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BLM signs revised agreement for tribal consultation and publ...
CARSON CITY — Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey this week signed a revision to the BLM’s agreement that clarifies how the agency consults with tribes and other consulting parties on activities that might affect historic properties. The PA has three signatories: the BLM, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO). Abbey, ACHP Executive Director J...
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Computer classes certify employees’ skill levels
RENO — Employers continue to rank computer proficiency as a very important quality for their employees to possess, according to the 2012 Job Outlook Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Truckee Meadows Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division has developed three non-credit computer skills certification programs that offer proof of one’s software prowess. “We’re here to build their con...
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Leadership program Alumni Association hits 50 members
RENO — Leadership Reno Sparks, a program of The Chamber, announces 50 members have joined the program’s new Alumni Association. Started in spring 2011, the LRS Alumni Association has representation from the inaugural 1985 class, the most recent class and many in between. The mission of the Leadership Reno Sparks Alumni Association is to enhance relationships and act as a liaison between The Chamber and its leadership programs while strengtheni...
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License plates to support mining education
RENO — The Nevada DMV has accepted the Northern Nevada Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (NNSME) application and $5,000 surety bond for a special license plate to support Earth sciences education in Nevada. This is the first step in a three-step approval process to issue a new Nevada license plate. The second step is authorization by the Commission on Special License Plates,  comprised of five state legislators. The third step is ...
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Gem faire coming to Grand Sierra
Reno — Gem faire is coming to the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino on Friday, March 16 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $7 and is valid for the entire weekend. Numerous world renowned importers/exporters and manufacturers will be on site with the largest selection of fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals, findings and much more. Finished and...
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Immigration office shooting leaves 2 dead, 1 wounded
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Two people were fatally shot and one was wounded Thursday at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Long Beach, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The Long Beach police official said the shooter killed one person, wounded another with a shot to the stomach, and then was killed. It was not immediately clear if the shooter died from a self-inflicted wound. The official spoke on condition of ...
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Another lawsuit filed in Reno Air Race crash
RENO (AP) — The family of a Washington state man who was killed in September’s crash at the Reno Air Races is filing a wrongful death suit. It’s the latest in a string of similar lawsuits filed after the crash that killed 11 people and injured 70. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the lawsuit filed by the family of Gregory Morcum accuses Reno Air Racing Association Inc. of holding an unsafe event. Morcum was a spectator at the race. Associ...
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Las Vegas woman nominated to federal judge post
LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated a Las Vegas judge to serve on the U.S. District Court in Nevada. Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish was named Thursday in an announcement from the White House. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989 and became a judge in 2007. Cadish spent twelve years at the Nevada-based law firm of Hale, Lane, Peek, Dennison & Howard before becoming a judge. If co...
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Nevada investors receive $200M restitution
CARSON CITY — Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller’s Securities Division announced Thursday approval of a deal to provide restitution for 41 Nevadans who lost approximately $5 million by investing in funds whose high risks were not properly disclosed by broker dealer Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. (MKC) and its affiliate Morgan Asset Management, Inc. (MAM). Nevada’s order is entered in conjunction with a multi-state task force investigation th...
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Give input on midtown Reno
RENO — The city is requesting input from residents on the midtown area of Reno, which lies in Ward Three, represented by Councilwoman Jessica Sferrazza, and Ward One, represented by Councilman Dan Gustin. Staff will lead the discussion at a meeting March 1 to explore the success stories of this area, the challenges, the boundaries and ideas to support and promote the midtown area. The meeting will be at 6 p.m in the council chambers at Reno Ci...
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Nevada improves immunization ranking
CARSON CITY — The Nevada State Health Division announced Thursday continued improvements in the state’s childhood immunization rates. The newly released U.S. National Immunization Mid-Year Survey for 2010-2011 shows that Nevada’s immunization ranking improved from 51st in the nation to 45th for vaccine coverage in children age 19 to 35 months. “Though we are closing the gap in our ranking and continue to see a decrease in vaccine-preventable d...
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UNR to search for dean of College of Ag
RENO — University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson announced this week that he is initiating a national search for a permanent dean of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. “It was nearly two years ago that we announced the two-year appointment of an interim dean for CABNR, and the time has come to initiate a national search for this position,” Johnson said in a statement to colleagues. “Filling this leadership...
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Prison-trained horse adoption a success
Saturday was the first of three annual saddle-trained horse adoption events at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center.
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Nevada Poetry Out Loud events today, all month
Young people with a passion for poetry will perform and inspire in “Powering Up Poetry,” the 2012 Poetry Out Loud recitation competition set for locations throughout northern Nevada this month.
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Eyeglass of the Beholder
Representatives from the the Spanish Springs, Reno Host and the Sparks Greenbrae Lions clubs receive the Eyeglass Collection Month Proclamation from Mayor Geno Martini in the Sparks City Council Chambers on Monday.
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State chooses new college savings plan investment manager
State Treasurer Kate Marshall and the board of trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada announced this week a new investment management agreement that will reduce costs to customers while providing exciting new investment options.
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Tasting at Adele’s to benefit Green House Project
The Café at Adele’s, a contemporary update on one of northern Nevada’s historic and premier dining destinations, will host a tasting on Feb. 22.
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