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Reno names new assistant city manager
As the last part of a management reorganization, the city of Reno has appointed Edward Finger as assistant city manager with responsibility for financial services.
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UNR professors collaborate on ag field guide
As agritourism, farmers’ markets and the organic and slow-food movements have taken off, so has a renewed interest in America’s agriculture.
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World AIDS Day program Dec. 5
World AIDS Day program will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 at ACCEPT & Greater Light Christian Center located at 2540 Sutro St., Suite 1 in Reno.
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BBBS gets a new location
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada has moved its main office in Reno to 745 West Moana Lane, Suite 104.
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Comment on Burning Man permit renewal
The Black Rock Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input as it evaluates a proposal from Black Rock City LLC to renew its special recreation permit to conduct the Burning Man Festival for the 2011-15 period. The BLM would appreciate receiving substantive comments by Dec. 13.
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Sun Valley to honor vets
This Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center will celebrate the day by honoring local vets with an event scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Several activities are planned including a barbecue with hot dogs, hamburgers and refreshments.
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Blood needed at holiday season
Donations at United Blood Services donations normally drop over the holidays because of busy schedules and travel plans, but the demand does not.
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National anthem tryouts for the Reno Bighorns
The Reno Bighorns will hold national anthem auditions today at the Reno Events Center beginning at 5 p.m., which will be free and open to the public.
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Nevada Guard Appreciation Day is Sunday
The long-time military service and dedication of recently retired Nevada Army Guard soldiers will be recognized Sunday in Carson City during the annual Retiree Appreciation Day.
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Grant children’s holiday wishes
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada is embarking on its Season of Wishes campaign. Funds raised during this campaign will help the northern Nevada chapter to raise the necessary money to grant as many as 35 wishes to children across 13 counties in the coming year.
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Concert to raise funeral costs
RENO — Riverwalk merchants and local musicians are banding together for “A Song for Alex,” a concert to raise money to cover funeral costs for the son of one of their merchants, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the West Street Market at 148 West St. A donation of $5 is requested for the concert. Several local musicians and groups have offered to provide entertainment free of charge to raise funds for the funeral of Alex Theoglitis, the 21 year-...
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Time to fall for European food
RENO — The European Food Emporium will host its Fall Festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 13. Enjoy the free Thanksgiving-themed event featuring raffle prizes, lunch specials, bobbing for apples and holiday-themed food, drink and dessert samples, along with information on European wines and beers complimentary to traditional Thanksgiving meals. In addition, there will be cooking demonstrations, last-minute orders for the Emporium’s farm-raised...
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Sparks hosts Turkey Shoot
SPARKS — Take part in a fun family event that pairs adults and children and combines their ages to determine a competitive bracket for shooting baskets. Each contestant shoots 10 free-throws in an attempt to win a certificate for a free Thanksgiving turkey. The event is open to all ages. Adults can team up with multiple children but each child can only compete once. The free event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Alf Sorensen Co...
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Dance like the old days
ELKO — Relax and have fun with friends and family at the Old Time Family Fun Dance at the California Trail Center from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 13. Singles, couples and families are all welcome at this free event. Dancing skills are not necessary. Dance caller Rob Snow will teach all the necessary steps as musical selections from the 1800s performed live by South Wind will put dancers in the pioneer spirit. In spite of the hardships of the overland...
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Reno-Tahoe Open moves offices to Montrêux
RENO — Northern Nevada’s only PGA Tour event, the Reno-Tahoe Open, will move to the real estate sales office at Montrêux Golf & Country Club this month from the location it has occupied at 6100 Plumas since 2007. Moving forward, the tournament offices will be located at 16475 Bordeaux Drive in Reno. The Reno-Tahoe Open, which takes place at the Jack Nicklaus signature design course each summer, took over its new lease Nov. 1. All other contact...
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Win online bills paid for 1 month
Each month through March 31, Nevada State Bank will pay the monthly bills, up to $1,000, for one lucky client of its online bill pay system. To be eligible, consumer clients simply sign up to have their bills automatically paid through the Nevada State Bank online bill pay system.
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Balloon Race photo winners announced
A Sparks resident has won the 2010 Great Reno Balloon Race photo contest.
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Anthem Care expands online cost tool in Nev.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada announced Tuesday the expansion of its transparency initiative beyond Clark County into the entire state.
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UNR honors Nevada authors
RENO — From Nevada’s wild horses and gritty boxers, to its controversial mayors and powerful casino tycoons, three Nevada authors have painted vivid pictures of life in Nevada through their writing and will be honored for their work at the annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Awards, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. Honorees will be Darrell Spencer, Terri Farley and John L. Smith. Spen...
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Stuff-A-Bus for the needy
RENO — KOZZ-FM morning show personalities Steve Smith and Jim McClain are gearing up for their annual Stuff-A-Bus drive for The Salvation Army. Next week, Smith and McClain will be asking Truckee Meadows residents to fill a bus with new toys, nonperishable food and warm clothing to help their less-fortunate neighbors. The weak economy is bringing more people to The Salvation Army these days: The charity reported a 24 percent increase in assist...
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