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Bully’s rewards football fans with chance to shoot cannon
Prepare for one of the region’s biggest games by heading into any Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill.
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Saint Mary’s opens new location on Robb Drive
Saint Mary’s Medical Group has opened a new primary and urgent care location in northwest Reno.
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WM encourages residents to add sustainability to holiday menus
While this is the time to remember what we’re thankful for, Waste Management encourages people to also remember the environment.
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Boys & Girls Club reaches out to families in need
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is seeking assistance from the community as the start of its annual Adopt-A-Family program.
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Holiday kettle campaign started Friday
The Salvation Army’s familiar red kettles and bell ringers can be found throughout the community again this holiday season.
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UNR’s Mensing is Nevada Professor of the Year
University of Nevada, Reno Professor Scott Mensing has just been named Nevada Professor of the Year for 2010 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and its partner in the awards program, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He received his award today in a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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Sparks Police Department hosts poster contest
The Sparks Police Department kicked off its first poster contest Wednesday. Students in seventh, eighth and ninth grades from Dilworth, Mendive and Sparks middle schools as well as Reed and Sparks high schools were provided the contest rules and requirements. Schools involved in the contest are limited to those within the city of Sparks.
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Meet the Reno Bighorns today
The Reno Bighorns and the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa will co-host a meet-the-team party from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Fans will have their first opportunity to meet the 2010-11 Reno Bighorns team.
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Applications received for judgeship
A total of 19 applications have been submitted to fill the vacancy of Reno Municipal Court Department 2 judge.
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Fundraiser auction will benefit BBBS
Lightening Auctions, located at 870 S. Rock Blvd. in Reno, will host an auction of fine furniture and antiques at 10 a.m. Saturday to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada.
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Local showing of ‘Gasland’
Documentarian Josh Fox’s film “Gasland” will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday followed by a panel discussion with environmental specialists John Hadder and Bob Tregilus.
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Bring canned food to TMCC
Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) is collecting nonperishable food items to support the Food Bank of Northern Nevada (FBNN) and KTVN Channel 2’s Share Your Christmas Food Drive. The food collected helps the FBNN feed the less fortunate families in the northern Nevada community. Barrels have been put at all TMCC sites and monetary donations also are welcome.
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Ticket giveaway for Nevada vs. Boise State
Silver and Blue Outfitters, the official merchandiser of Nevada Athletics, located in the Meadowood Mall, announced it will give away 50 pairs of tickets to the Nevada versus Boise State football game in Reno from 4 am to 7 a.m. on Nov. 26. The game is at 7:15 p.m. that night.
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Candlelight vigil for slain boy
SPARKS — A candlelight vigil will be held on Nov. 29 to remember the third birthday of Connor Lawrence. The vigil will be held at the Holly Quick Memorial Garden located on the west side of Sparks Marina at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Connor and his great grandmother, Lana Stone, were murdered on Sept. 17. Justin Ouimet, the estranged husband of Danielle Lawrence, who is Stone’s granddaughter and Connor’s mother, has confessed t...
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Preterm birth rate improves in Nevada
LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s preterm birth rate has improved but not enough to earn a better grade on the third annual March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card, which was released Wednesday. Nevada’s preterm birth rate — birth before 37-week gestation — dropped to 13.5 percent in 2008, according to the report, however it still earned an “F” on the report card for the third consecutive year. “We hope that this improvement in the preterm birth rate is...
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Reno, county seek input on consolidation
RENO — Washoe County and the city of Reno are asking residents to share their thoughts about Washoe County and the city of Reno sharing information technology, human resources and purchasing services. Washoe County and Reno already share dozens of services through inter-local agreements, memorandums of understanding and even full consolidation, according to county liaison Lorrie Adams. Reno, Sparks and the Washoe County School District have cr...
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Tahoe expert to talk about world water crisis
RENO — The world water crisis is exemplified by the changes at Lake Tahoe over the past three decades and is directly linked to climatic change, world-renowned limnologist Charles Goldman said. Goldman will present a lecture called, “Lake Tahoe: Five Decades of Change and the World Water Crisis,” on Dec. 2 as part of the College of Science’s Discover Science Lecture Series. Goldman, recently welcomed as an adjunct professor at the University o...
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Cyclocross come to Reno
RENO — An alternative breed of bicycle racing is making its way to northern Nevada and the Silver Legacy Resort Casino invites the community to not only see these cyclists in action, but also participate in the races. The Northern California and Nevada Cyclocross is bringing its championship races to Reno beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday. Cyclocross is a short, yet intense, course made up of pavement, wooded trails, grass, sand, mud and stee...
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Shred for food event at Nugget
SPARKS — American Shredding is teaming up with John Ascuaga’s Nugget for Shred for Food Day on Friday. The event will provide the community with a day of shredding at the cost of a food donation for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Not only will the partnership protect people from identity theft, it will help protect and preserve the environment by recycling the shredded paper and help the Food Bank Northern Nevada feed people in need. The ev...
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Tree-cutting permits on sale Monday for Humboldt-Toiyabe
CARSON CITY — Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest offices and vendors will begin selling Christmas tree cutting permits on Monday and ending Dec. 24 or until permits are sold out. Approximately 4,000 permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis for $10 each in designated cutting areas for white fir, incense cedar, Jeffrey and lodgepole pine trees. Two trees may be cut per household, permits are non-refundable, and are valid through ...
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