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One more week for Golden Pinecone award nominations
RENO — There’s one week left to nominate a deserving individual or organization for a 2011 Golden Pinecone Award. Nevada EcoNet and greenUP! are partnering on the awards this year, with greenUP! assuming full responsibility beginning in 2012. The environmental awards are presented annually to outstanding organizations and individuals for their achievements toward improving and sustaining the environment in our community. Winners will be chosen...
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Pagan Pride Day held in Sparks
SPARKS — The tenth annual Pagan Pride Day was celebrated at Rock Park on Saturday. Festivities included booths, food, music, drumming, workshops, magic, rituals and children’s activities. Attendees donated food that will be given to the Evelyn Mount Community Outreach program. Groups participating in the event included Sacred Earthwalk Spirit Lodge, Pagan Alliance of Nevada and The Children of Temple Earth. The nonprofit Northern Nevada Pagan ...
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September 11th Remembrance
The Sparks Fire Department would like to invite the public to observe the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 at the city’s Memorial Park, located at the corner of Pyramid Way and C Street in Sparks. This remembrance is in honor of the 10th anniversary of the tragic events that led to so many lives being lost — including firefighters, police officers, civilians and military personnel. This remembrance not only focuses on the lives lost at the World ...
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Community workshop for Fourth Street and Prater Way corridor
SPARKS — To better serve bicyclists, pedestrians, transit and motorists, the Regional Transportation Commission is studying the Fourth Street and Prater Way corridor from Keystone Avenue in Reno to Northern Nevada Medical Center east of Vista Boulevard in Sparks. RTC invites the public to a community workshop between 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday at Robert Mitchell Elementary School, 1216 Prater Way, at the corner of 12th Street. RTC is collaborating ...
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Locations for Special Election polling may have changed
RENO — Washoe County Registrar of Voters reminds all registered voters to check their sample ballots for polling locations, as many locations have changed for the 2011 Special Election on Tuesday. For the 2011 Special Election, there are 68 polling locations on Election Day — this is 27 less voting locations than previous elections. Physical addresses for the polling places can be found on your sample ballot, online at http://www.washoecounty....
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Investigation in misleading claims
CARSON CITY — Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller’s Securities Division is ordering a Wyoming company that does business in Nevada and uses a Nevada address to stop selling shell corporations registered with his office because it is a securities violation. Miller says the sales of the Nevada corporations and LLCs include the sale of stocks or shares, and is therefore regulated by Nevada’s securities statutes and regulations. The securities d...
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Yogurt Beach holds sweet fundraiser for Food Bank
RENO — September is officially (as declared by Gov. Brian Sandoval, the city of Reno, the city of Sparks and Washoe County) Hunger Action Month.  As a part of Hunger Action Month a full Thirty Ways in Thirty Days calendar has been filled with events, food drives and volunteer opportunities offering ways for everyone to get involved in the fight against hunger. Thursday is the day to go for a frozen yogurt treat at Yogurt Beach. Yogurt Beach is...
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Nevada in brief
NV community colleges to require HS diplomas LAS VEGAS (AP) — Community colleges in Nevada will soon require a high school diploma or its equivalent to enroll. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Nevada Board of Regents approved the policy at a meeting Thursday. It takes effect in fall 2012. President Michael Richards of the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas has said students are more successful in college if they’re ready when they...
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Care Flight on display at pancake breakfast
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A Care Flight’s staff and helicopter will be present for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagle’s monthly fly/drive-in pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Sept. 10 at the Truckee Airport. Care Flight’s helicopter will be available for the public to view, and the crew on duty will answer questions about emergency medical helicopter service. Care Flight also will be offering its money-saving membership pro...
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Couponing workshop teaches saving techniques
RENO — Saving hundreds of dollars off your grocery bill is possible by investing a little time and know-how with “extreme couponing.” Learn the ins and outs of couponing and how it can benefit your family with “Couponing 101,” hosted by The Laughton Company. The workshop takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at The Laughton Learning Center, 140 Washington St., Suite 100. Ericka Smith, rate and benefit analyst with The Laughton Company, will sha...
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Donate to fallen guardsmen
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Military Support Alliance (NMSA) has established a way to donate to the families of the National Guard members killed in Tuesday’s shooting rampage in Carson City. Those interested in making a donation to support the families of the fallen may do so at www.nvmilitarysupport.org. Once on the page, click the red “Nevada National Guard Victims of 9/6/11” tab. In the middle of the next page, choose “NEVADA MILITARY Support...
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NV health preparedness scores high
CARSON CITY ­— The State of Nevada’s Public Health Preparedness (PHP) program scored 94 percent on its Technical Assistance Review (TAR) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), thus demonstrating its competency and assuring full, continuous funding. The TAR is a 13-part review of the state’s operational plans to request, receive and dispense federally provided medical materials such as antibiotics, immunizations or antiviral...
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Apps for One Community Grant due Sept. 15
RENO — Blue Moon Promotions, northern Nevada’s premier advertising and promotional products supplier, would like to remind northern Nevada nonprofit organizations that the deadline to apply for the One Community Grant is Thursday, Sept. 15. Blue Moon Promotions is inviting local nonprofits to apply for up to $20,000 in grant funding. Northern Nevada nonprofits can apply for the grant by visiting www.npcatalyst.com/blue-moon and filling out the...
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Nevada Humanities to hold grant workshops
RENO — Nevada Humanities will hold informational grant workshops in Las Vegas and Reno for organizations throughout Nevada interested in applying for funding to support public humanities programs. The Reno workshop will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive. The hour-long workshop is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about applying for humanities project grant funding fr...
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World Poker Tour to hold event in Reno
RENO — The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and World Poker Tour will bring the WPT Regional Western Poker Challenge to Reno, Sept. 16 through 25. The two-day main event will start Sept. 24 with a $2,500 buy-in. In addition, the Atlantis will host a unique opportunity for poker enthusiasts to participate in a WPT Boot Camp from Sept. 19 through 21. This intensive poker camp will be taught by poker professional TJ Cloutier. For more information and r...
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Concert to help Food Bank of Northern Nevada
SPARKS — As a part of the September Hunger Action Month festivities, Jen Chapin will be performing on Sept. 29 at Great Basin Brewing Co. on Victorian Avenue. The show will be a benefit for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada (FBNN). Chapin will be joined by Stephan Crump on acoustic bass and Jamie Fox on electric guitar. Chapin’s music is described as jazz-tinged urban folk-story songs. Music is available for a preview at www.jenchapin.com. Tick...
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Awards honor Hispanic students and educators
RENO — Nevada Hispanic Services will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and awarding those who have contributed to the advancement of Latinos in the community by hosting the 19th Annual Adelante Awards. Honorees include outstanding Latino employees, civic leaders, students and educators. Laura Calzada of 1590 AM will act as master of ceremonies. The silent auction and the no-host reception will begin at 6 p.m., and the awards ceremony and ...
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QuickBooks workshop can help farmers
FALLON — Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will offer a QuickBooks workshop to help small farm owners learn accounting fundamentals. “QuickBooks Accounting for the Small Farm” meets from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8 at the WNC Fallon campus, 160 Campus Way. Cost is $85 when registering before Sept. 30 and $95 after Sept. 30. Lunch is included. Space is limited, and early enrollment is encouraged. Participants will learn to se...
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Celebrate Grandparents Day with free round of golf
RENO — Washoe Golf Course will celebrate Grandparents Day by offering grandparents a free round of golf, nine or 18 holes, when accompanied by a paying grandchild or an adult from noon to 6 p.m. on Sept. 18. In addition to a free round of golf, PGA professionals will be on hand at both courses with tips to help players improve their game. The Grandparents Day golf special is one of a series of family day specials offered by Washoe Golf Course ...
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BBB warns about value of Sept. 11 memorabilia
RENO — With the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaching, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising consumers that the value of most memorabilia and commemorative items is sentimental. Prices for many items likely will drop over time. Patriotic websites are promoting magnets, pins, flags, clothing, license tags, license frames and jewelry, among other items as a way to mark the anniversary. Many of these items are mass...
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