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CD2 candidates to attend town hall at UNR
RENO — At 6 p.m. on Aug. 31 candidates vying for the state’s 2nd Congressional District seat, previously held by Republican Dean Heller, will meet with students, faculty and community members about the state’s current issues, with moderator Sam Shad of the political television news program Nevada Newsmakers. This free, student-hosted event will be held in the Joe Crowley Student Union ballrooms from 6 to 9 p.m. and is open to students, faculty...
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Aug. 23 last day to register for special election
RENO – The last day to register to vote in the Congressional District 2 special election is Aug. 23 by 7 p.m., just three days prior to the beginning of early voting on Aug. 27. To register to vote, complete a new Voter Registration Application in person at the Washoe County Registrar of Voters Office, 1001 E. 9th Street, Building A. Bring picture identification. The office has extended normal business hours to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22 and Tu...
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BLM Reno office changes hours
RENO — The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Nevada State Office in Reno is changing the hours of operation for its Information Access Center (IAC) where people file and pay for claims, leases and other land related items, access land records and obtain other public land information. The IAC will open at 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. The BLM is closing its P.O. Box in Reno.  As of Oct. 1, all mail to the Nevada State Office should be addressed to...
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Tomato fight to benefit charity
RENO — The biggest food fight in the nation is back. For the third year in a row, La Tomatina en Reno will take over downtown Reno in what is expected to be its biggest crowd ever. The tomato fight will take place at 5 p.m. on Aug. 27 at 10 N. Virginia St. (City Plaza). This year, La Tomatina en Reno, LLC, has taken over the event and is teaming with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Northern Nevada (JDRF). Tickets for the event are...
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Reno Sparks Chamber supports Amodei
RENO — The Reno Sparks Chamber’s Political Action Committee has announced its support and endorsement of Mark Amodei for the Nevada Congressional District 2 special election on Sept. 13.  The Chamber urges all its members and the community to support Mr. Amodei for a much-needed strong business voice in Congress. In our interview with Amodei, he committed to simply telling the people of Nevada the truth. The truth about our unsustainable spend...
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Valley Road Field Day promotes UNR ag research
RENO —The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno will host the Agricultural Experiment Station Valley Road Field Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 10. The event is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in the types of research performed at the college is encouraged to attend. The event features tours of the Greenhouse Complex, bio-renewable fuel production, a walking tour of rese...
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Poker tourney to help battle addiction
RENO — The Launching Pad will hold “The 2011 Shoot Out for Recovery – No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Poker” tournament from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 27 at the Atlantis Casino and Resort Spa. The tournament will have a WSOP Format. The prizes for the tournament include a 46-inch, flat-screen TV donated by Best Buy in Spanish Springs, rounds of golf at Montreaux, Red Hawk and Lakeridge, rooms and dinners at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa, gift cards...
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There’s still time to grow your vegetable garden
Cooler fall temperatures are perfect conditions for lettuce, spinach and other crops.
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Air Races to host restored, rare aircraft
The National Aviation Heritage Invitational gives aircraft owners and restorers the opportunity to bring their brilliantly restored aircraft to Nevada.
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$43 million for Lake Tahoe restoration
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently announced that the department will commit more than $43.1 million for a variety of conservation and recreation improvement projects throughout Nevada and Lake Tahoe.
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Community help needed for local family
Volunteer and career fire departments throughout Washoe County are joining together again to help Charleston Sage Goeppert, who was born last year with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
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UNR Master of Public Health program now accredited
The UNR Master of Public Health Program has received notification of accreditation by the Council of Education for Public Health for a five-year term.
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BLM names new Nevada director
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has named Amy Lueders as the BLM’s new Nevada state office director. Lueders officially began the position Aug. 1. “Amy brings myriad talents and a wealth of experience to one of the most demanding positions in the BLM,” said BLM Director Bob Abbey. “I look forward to serving in this position at a critical time in the BLM’s history,” Leuders said. “Working with our diverse stakeholders, we will...
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Three new docs join Northern Nevada Medical Group’s team
SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center announces the addition of three hospitalists to the Northern Nevada Medical Group. A hospitalist is a fully licensed medical doctor whose primary goal is to provide a higher level of one-on-one care to patients during their treatment in a hospital setting. These new physicians are: Dr. Reka Piroska Danko — She earned her medical degree from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in 2008, where...
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Nevada Dems launch caucus efforts for 2012
LAS VEGAS — Six months before Nevada’s 2012 Democratic presidential caucuses, the Nevada State Democratic Party has launched PledgeToCaucus.com, a social networking platform to organize state party members for upcoming caucuses. Nevada’s 2012 Democratic presidential caucuses will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 18, 2012. Voters can go to www.PledgeToCaucus.com to get more information, sign up to be temporary caucus chairs and pledge to attend...
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UNR nursing program gets federal grant
RENO — Last fall, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno joined the ranks of other prominent universities such as Purdue, Duke and Johns Hopkins when they began offering a new advanced degree for nurses, the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP). This month, the University of Nevada, Reno was awarded a $269,157 grant to support and augment the collaborative program. The funds came from the Health Resources and...
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Dementia doc to give part two of presentation
SPANISH SPRINGS — Cascades of the Sierra, a continuing care retirement community, will host Dr. Stephen Rubin, author of “Autumn Leaves, Aging With and Without Dementia,” to present a second portion of his book lecture on from 11 a.m. to noon on Aug. 27 in the Sundance Cinema on the second floor of the Cascades of the Sierra at 275 Neighborhood Way in Spanish Springs. Dr. Rubin is an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology-certified adult p...
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Kick off fall semester with TMCC’s Welcome Fair
RENO — Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) welcomes new students for the fall 2011 semester and will host its annual Fall Welcome Fair on Sept. 14. Students will have the opportunity to connect and engage with TMCC faculty and staff to learn about the wide variety of academic programs and campus resources that the college has to offer. The fair will be held in the Student Center on the Dandini Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7...
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Balloon Race names new executive director
RENO — Pete Copeland was named executive director Monday for The Great Reno Balloon Race by the event’s board of trustees. Serving as a volunteer and a trustee this year, Copeland has made great strides in helping the event become more financially secure through soliciting new sponsorships and creating new revenue opportunities. “I’m so excited to begin a new challenge and use my skills to make the balloon race even better than the past 30 yea...
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Correction: Dates of Great Outdoor Days
RENO — Cabela’s will hold Fall Great Outdoor Days on Saturday and Sunday at the Reno store. Some of the seminar highlights include trophy field care tips by Tim Burnett of SoloHunters TV, hunting dog tactics by SportDog’s Gregg Tanner, the importance of life jackets by the National Safe Boating Council’s Fred Messmann, backcountry camping secrets by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Les Smith, benefits of braided line by Cabela’s and Pautzke pro...
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