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Saint Mary’s Immunizations offer seasonal vaccine clinics
Saint Mary’s Immunizations is now offering a variety of flu shot clinics throughout the community, in addition to adult and children’s appointments at their main office. Saint Mary’s Immunization Clinic is located at 343 Elm St., Suite 203 and appointments can be made by calling 770-7100.
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NV Energy electric, gas rates decrease
On Friday, NV Energy decreased its overall electric rates by 6.73 percent for northern Nevada customers and decreased overall natural gas rates by 8.39 percent for Reno-Sparks customers.
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Kids Cafe dinner program in session for the school year
Kids Cafe is a free meal program for children 1 to 18 years old. During the school year, a free dinner is available at 29 locations throughout Washoe County most of which are in public schools.
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$245,519 grant to help area law enforcement
The Reno City Council accepted a $245,519 Justice Assistance Grant that will be shared by the Reno Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Sparks Police Department for law enforcement equipment and training.
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Renown offers discounted mammograms for uninsured
In an effort to help women detect breast cancer early, Renown X-Ray & Imaging is offering a 60 percent discount for digital screening mammograms, which is a total cost of $125, to women without insurance.
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Food Bank is charity of the month at the 775 Gastropub
Each month the 775 Gastropub at Meadowood Mall gives back to a chosen charity of the month. Throughout October, when a customer enjoys the famous 775 burger, the restaurant will make a donation to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to help the hungry in the region.
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October is Spooktacular at United Blood Services
October is Spooktacular month at United Blood Services when blood donations takes on special meaning.
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Connect Nevada receives $2.5M in federal funds
The effort to spread high-speed Internet across Nevada got a major boost Tuesday with about $2.5 million in federal funding.
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Earthquake lab to double in size
The University of Nevada, Reno has been awarded $12.2 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, administrators announced Wednesday.
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Program battles invasive weeds
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Martis Fund has awarded the Truckee River Weed Warrior Program a multi-year funding grant.
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Renown Health board member receives award
Leo Seevers, who is a Renown Health board member, was presented with the award for Trustee Excellence at the Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) annual Membership Meeting Awards Luncheon in September at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe.
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Apprentice hunt application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has extended the application deadline for two upcoming junior pheasant hunts. Applicants now have until Monday to apply for two game bird heritage special apprentice hunts to be held Oct. 16 at Headwaters Honker Preserve in Plumas County.
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Reno-area shooters go for national title
The 2010 Smith & Wesson USPSA National Handgun Championships will bring together the best shooters from across America, and the world, to fight for the title of national champion of practical shooting.
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WM announces final dates for dumping event
Waste Management (WM) announced Monday that this weekend will be the final Residential Dump Days in 2010 at the WM transfer stations in Reno. The days for the final event of the year are Saturday and Sunday. In an effort to help residents with household clean-ups and curb illegal dumping, Waste Management will be offering reduced residential rates for municipal solid waste (MSW) at both transfer stations in Reno during the event. In addition, ...
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Truckee girls’ idea is finalist in Pepsi Refresh competition
RENO — A group of teenage girls from Truckee, Calif. are finalists in the Pepsi Refresh competition, which gives away millions of dollars each month to fund ideas that change the world. Katey Hamill, Wendy Whitley, Taylor Fiddyment and Courtney Pomeroy’s idea, called Zipped in Love, is to create 1,000 food and basic hygiene care packages for homeless people. The idea began when the girls participated in a similar activity in their youth group ...
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WM announces final dates for dumping event
Waste Management (WM) announced Monday that this weekend will be the final Residential Dump Days in 2010 at the WM transfer stations in Reno. The days for the final event of the year are Saturday and Sunday. In an effort to help residents with household clean-ups and curb illegal dumping, Waste Management will be offering reduced residential rates for municipal solid waste (MSW) at both transfer stations in Reno during the event. In addition, ...
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Truckee girls’ idea is finalist in Pepsi Refresh competition
RENO — A group of teenage girls from Truckee, Calif. are finalists in the Pepsi Refresh competition, which gives away millions of dollars each month to fund ideas that change the world. Katey Hamill, Wendy Whitley, Taylor Fiddyment and Courtney Pomeroy’s idea, called Zipped in Love, is to create 1,000 food and basic hygiene care packages for homeless people. The idea began when the girls participated in a similar activity in their youth group ...
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Theme of Nevada Day celebration is aviation
CARSON CITY — The theme of this year’s Nevada Day parade is “Celebrating 100 Years of Aviation in Nevada.” The parade will be held Oct. 30. The parade morning begins at 7:30 a.m. with balloon rides. The parade starts at 10 a.m. Traditional annual events after the parade include the beard contest, pinewood derby and single-jack rock drilling contest. Nevada Day events will begin Oct. 28 with the RSVP NV Day Fair at Mills Park. Then the grand ma...
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Lattin Farms annual Fall Festival and corn maze
FALLON — Northern Nevada locals can enjoy a mini vacation just 60 miles from Reno at the Lattin Farms Fall Festival to be held every Saturday in October. The fall festival is a jubilee of family activities. Visitors can take a hayride to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin, build a life-size scarecrow at the Scarecrow Factory or treat the little ones to a cow train ride or a trip through Critterville. Pick-your-own raspberries and to...
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Learn to build a scarecrow
SPARKS — Learn to scare with flair at the Rail City Garden Center Green College seminar on scarecrow building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $10 plus one can of food for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Artist Linda Hollis will teach the fun-for-the-whole-family seminar. “You can bring your own clothes for your scarecrow, or use some of the clothing we have for you,” Hollis said. Reservations are strongly recommended for ...
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