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Nevada universities to receive $2M for nuclear energy training
WASHINGTON — Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced Tuesday that Nevada universities have been awarded a total of $2.3 million in graduate fellowships and research grants to train and educate the next generation of leaders in America’s nuclear industry. These awards to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno are part of the Department’s Nuclear Energy University Program and Integrated University Program that wi...
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Clark and Sullivan completes Renown pediatric project
RENO — Clark and Sullivan Construction announced Monday the completion of work on a project for Renown Children’s Hospital located at 1155 Mill St. The project included work on the fourth floor of the Sierra Tower that now houses the Wilbur D. May Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the 16 children’s patient rooms. “We were pleased to be part of a project that will benefit overall care of children in northern Nevada,” said BJ Sullivan, president...
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KNPB earns four International Video Awards
RENO — KNPB, Reno’s public television station, has earned four Communicator Awards from the International Academy of Visual Arts (IAVA) in its 2012 competition. KNPB received a Gold Award of Excellence — the competition’s highest award — for its documentary “Stewards of the Rangeland-Water.” Produced by Dennis Golden, this one-hour program examines issues surrounding water rights and usage statewide. It is the second in a series of programs ex...
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9 receive Judicial Leadership awards
LAS VEGAS — Nineteen Nevada judges received awards for educational achievements during ceremonies Thursday at the 2012 Judicial Leadership Summit in Las Vegas. Continuing education programs are provided to judges through the Administrative Office of the Courts to ensure a competent and professional judiciary. “It is imperative that Nevada’s judges receive the best judicial education possible so that our citizens can be confident in the decisio...
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Nevadans identify top ‘treasures’ throughout state
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) as announced the winners of the “Nevada Treasures” competition, part of the Discover Your Nevada campaign, a three-month endeavor to encourage in-state travel and to educate Nevadans about some lesser-known corners of their state. The final round of voting closed at 5 p.m. Friday and the winning treasures are: • Cowboy Country: The Star Hotel in Elko • Indian Territory: Pyramid Lake in nort...
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Bently Nevada to unveil state-of-the-art customer applicatio...
MINDEN — A new General Electric facility opens Wednesday and customers are invited to experience the full Bently Nevada portfolio in an interactive, real-world industrial environment Brian Palmer, president and CEO of GE Measurement & Control, Art Eunson, general manager of GE Bently Nevada and Jerry Pritchard, senior sales leader of GE Bently Nevada will kick off a grand opening ceremony and tour of GE’s new Customer Application Center (CAC) ...
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Miller, Martini to thank United Way volunteers
RENO — Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, Sparks Mayor Geno Martini, Financial Stability Partnership of Northern Nevada and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) will attend a recognition celebration Wednesday to honor volunteers of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). VITA is a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service, UWNNS’ “Earn It, Keep It, Save It” program and the Financial Stability Partnership ...
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Senior Services to host ‘meet the candidates’ events
RENO — Washoe County Senior Services will be hosting two “meet the candidates” events to give opportunities for seniors and community members to meet and talk with candidates running for public office. The first event will be Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Senior Center at 97 Richards Way in Sparks. The second event will be May 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. Washoe County Reno Senior Center at 1155 E. Ninth St. These open-house type programs are sp...
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Charter TV to add more than 110 HD channels
RENO — Charter is adding 27 new high-definition (HD) channels for customers with HD service throughout Reno, Sparks and Washoe County on May 31. In addition, Charter is launching KNRC-Estrella TV on basic (digital only) channel 304 on May 31. KNRC-Estrella TV is an affiliate of the Spanish-language network Estrella TV. Featuring Latin American talent, Estrella TV’s programming roster includes musical-variety, comedy, scripted drama, talk and g...
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UNR announces winner of Sontag competition
RENO — The College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno will announce the winning business plan team for the inaugural year of the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition on Wednesday. The team will walk away with the coveted award and a prize of $50,000. Last September, alumnus Rick Sontag gave a $1 million gift to the UNR Foundation to create an endowment to fund the competition. Sontag will announce the winner Wednesday, via Skype. Thi...
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NNMC first in state with knee, hip and spine certifications
SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval in knee replacement, hip replacement and spine surgery. These certifications recognize NNMC’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. NNMC’s Joint Center of Excellence and Spine Center of Excellence are the first programs in northern Nevada to receive these certifications. NNMC is the only hos...
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Celebrate Big McKeen motor car on National Train Day
Internal combustion car motored between Reno and Minden from 1910 to 1945
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NV Supreme Court presents first-ever Chief Justice’s Award
Late Justice Andrew Puccinelli honored for life's work
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McMullen to be inducted into Women’s Fund Hall Of Fame
RENO — Mary-Ellen McMullen, past vice president at The McMullen Strategic Group and an avid community philanthropist, is the newest member of the Nevada Women’s Fund Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame award recognizes individuals whose philanthropy and volunteer work on behalf of northern Nevada’s women and families have made a significant and lasting difference. “For nearly four decades, Mary-Ellen Cain McMullen has embraced her passion to advanc...
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USBC women’s bowling week at a glance
RENO — A New Yorker set the all-events pace at the U.S. Bowling Congress Women’s Championships this week at the National Bowling Stadium in downtown. Beckie Eynon of Apalachin, N.Y., set the mark all bowlers will be looking up to as she took the Scratch All-Events lead. The 38-year-old right-hander, a Southern Tier USBC Hall of Famer, rolled a 722 series in doubles, 708 in team and 663 in singles on her way to a 2,093 all-events score. Mihoko ...
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Wine Walk to benefit area Habitat For Humanity
RENO — The Riverwalk District Wine Walk on May 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. in downtown Reno will benefit the Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity. The Riverwalk Merchants Association presents wine walks every month along the Truckee River and on neighboring streets in the Riverwalk District. A charity benefits from a portion of each Wine Walk proceeds. The May Wine Walk charity is the Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity, which provides low-income fam...
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The Summit’s Teen Advisory Board accepting 
 applications
The Summit mall located in south Reno announced Wednesday that it is now accepting applications for the SummitUP Teen Advisory Board.
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Nevada Drought Response Plan revised
The Nevada State Climate Office, Division of Emergency Management and Division of Water Resources announced Wednesday an update to their plan responsible for state agency communication and coordination on drought monitoring, response and mitigation.
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Art auction benefits Renown Children’s Hospital
The Goddard School announced Wednesday that more than $1,600 was donated to Renown Children’s Hospital during its silent art auction held the week of April 23.
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UNR researchers discover new use for plaque
RENO — While we may brush and floss tirelessly and our dentists may regularly scrape and pick at our teeth to minimize the formation of plaque (also known as tartar or dental calculus), anthropologists may be rejoicing at the fact that past civilizations were not so careful with their dental hygiene. University of Nevada, Reno researchers G. Richard Scott and Simon R. Poulson discovered that very small particles of plaque removed from the teet...
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