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KNPB tackles dropout crisis in Washoe County
KNPB announced last week that it has initiated a series of broadcast, online and community activities as part of “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen."
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New support for nonprofit health plan in Nevada
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded a loan last week to Hospitality Health CO-OP in Nevada to launch a new private non-profit, consumer-governed health insurance company, called a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan.
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Jam On It Basketball Academy tips off Memorial Day tournament
Jam On It Basketball Academy, Inc. is hosting its Jam On It Reno Memorial Day Amateur Athletic Union Tournament today and Sunday, with the championship rounds on Monday.
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Tahoe Rim Trail Association to hold weekend activities
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association announced plans Tuesday for the American Hiking Society’s 20th annual National Trails Day event being held on Saturday.
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Local Groups Partner to Provide for Foster Children
Reno — It’s My Community Store and iFoster support National Foster Care Month by kicking off The Back to School Project, a fundraiser that provides free back-to-school kits and supplies to underprivileged, displaced and foster children throughout Nevada, California and Idaho. National Foster Care Month is dedicated to the more than 400,000 children and youth currently in the foster care system. According to national statistics from Childwelfar...
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Infectious disease specialist comes to Nevada from Boston
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine welcomes Daniel S. Shapiro, M.D., a board certified internist, as its new H. Edward Manville, Jr. Endowed Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine in Reno. Shapiro, an infectious disease internist with expertise in emerging pathogens including bioterrorism, comes to Nevada from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he served as associate professor as well as director of the ...
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No. Nevada Medical Center hires new manager
The Northern Nevada Medical Center announced Wednesday that Johna Magnuson, RN, was hired as the manager of the Medical, Surgical and Telemetry Units. Magnuson has more than 25 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. She spent the last three years as the Chief Nursing Officer at Hillsboro Community Hospital, Kan., where she was responsible for daily staffing and operation of the acute, ambulatory care, operating room, recovery room, and edu...
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Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years
RENO — The Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada (GSSN) announced their centennial celebration to be held on Saturday, June 23 at Rancho San Rafael Park to celebrate a milestone in Girl Scout history: 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence and character. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the GSSN 100th Anniversary Round Up will be all about connecting the community with Girl Scouting of the past, present and future. With an expected turn out of 4,...
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Moana Nursery announces June seminars
RENO — Locally owned Moana Nursery has released its schedule of June gardening workshops. June 2 – Summer Pruning: Yes, Virginia, there are many trees, shrubs and perennials that will benefit greatly from pruning now. Join Moana Nursery plant doctor and Certified Arborist Jon Bruyn to learn what and how to cut for beautiful, healthy plants. This hands-on workshop is for seasoned and newbie gardeners alike. Wear appropriate clothing for outside...
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United Way welcomes two members to board of directors
RENO — United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) has announced the addition of two members to its 2012 board of directors. Greg Boyer, CEO of Renown Regional Medical Center, and Ron McLemore, general manager of the Walmart Distribution Center in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, officially joined the board in May. Prior to joining Renown in 2010, Boyer served as CEO at hospitals in Florida and most recently at the 400-bed Valley Hos...
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Local bikeway to receive national award
RENO — The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway has been recognized as one of the top trail projects in the country for 2012, garnering a design and construction award in the annual Coalition for Recreational Trails competition. Janet Phillips, president and founder of the non-profit group in Reno, will accept the award in a ceremony at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in early June. The coalition of public and private t...
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Red Cross website helps track Wellington Fire victims
RENO — The Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross (NNCARC) has activated the safeandwell.org website to track the well being of Wellington Fire evacuees to give family and friends updates on their safety and status. Evacuees can go to the site and click “Register Myself as Safe and Well” to let concerned family and friends know they are safe and well. Concerned family and friends can search for those registered by clicking on “Searc...
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Tribes to protest proposed groundwater pipeline
LAS VEGAS — More than 25 tribal leaders from four states will gather today to issue a joint statement asking the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to deny the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s (SNWA) proposed groundwater pipeline project application. “Imagine your life without water. Tribes throughout the West may not have to imagine it much longer — if the ill-advised SNWA’s pipeline project is approved it will become their reality,” a press re...
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Nevada Planned Parenthood endorses candidates
RENO — Nevada Advocates for Planned Parenthood Affiliates (NAPPA), in conjunction with Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte (PPAMM), last week released their first round of endorsements in the 2012 election. NAPPA is the independent, non-partisan political education and advocacy arm for the Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Nevada. PPAMM is the independent election arm of the Mar Monte affiliate. NAPPA endorses pro-choice candidates at the st...
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NDOW sponsors Kids Carp Derby
CARSON CITY — The entire family can hook a good time at the Kids Carp Derby on June 2 from 8 a.m. to noon at Lahontan Reservoir, sponsored by the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). Staff and volunteers will be available to teach the little ones how to drop a line. Prizes will be awarded for the largest carp caught by children in different age categories. This clinic is designed for children and is free to all participants. Additional sponso...
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Tahoe science conference highlights environment, economics, ...
RENO — More than 350 scientists, environmental policy makers and economic stakeholders are discussing Lake Tahoe’s environmental and economic future at the annual Tahoe science conference “Environmental Restoration in a Changing Climate,” which started Tuesday and runs through Thursday in Incline Village. The conference, this year being held at Sierra Nevada College, features a scientific poster session and the opening of “Visualizing Change, ...
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Town hall seeks to prevent underage drug use, drinking
RENO — To raise awareness in the community that substance abuse is an issue that affects everyone, ACCEPT will host a Prevention Town Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. At the event, recovering youths, local police department representatives and a local attorney will be part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Prevention Week 2012, a time for communities to come together and focus on the i...
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Rangers to hold ‘If Parks Could Talk’ series
RENO — Oh, the stories Galena Creek Regional Park could tell. Galena Creek is no stranger to local history having witnessed the Comstock Lode’s unprecedented demand on natural resources, the early days of recreation in the Sierra, severe mountain floods and the birth and development of one of the county’s most popular parks. Join Washoe County Park Ranger John Keesee for an evening of stories from Galena Creek Regional Park at 7 p.m. on May 31...
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Jehovah’s Witnesses to hold convention
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — People often hear the expression “follow your heart” but rarely hear “Safeguard your heart.” The latter phrase will be heard many times this weekend during the 2012 “Safeguard Your Heart!” district convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses, scheduled to begin Friday morning at Sacramento Convention Center. The convention will highlight Biblical references to the heart. The program also will encourage self-scrutiny and reflection, ...
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School district seeks input on search for new superintendent
RENO — The Washoe County School District board of trustees has scheduled a series of town hall meetings to gather information from the public regarding the search for a new superintendent of schools. This is an opportunity for members of the community to offer input as the district moves ahead with the recruitment and selection process. During these informal conversations, board members will listen to parents, district employees and community ...
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