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Vote for a local school in Raley’s grant program
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Friday is the final day for local schools to submit their Raley’s Reach nominations for the chance to win a $5,000 grant to benefit their back-to-school needs. So far, Raley’s has received nominations from Roy Gomm Elementary School in Reno and Gardnerville Elementary School. If selected as the winner, Roy Gomm Elementary plans to use the grant money to purchase educational computer software for all classrooms to prepare s...
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Green College class to focus on fall veggie planting
SPARKS — Learn how to grow and harvest vegetables even after the cooler weather sets in at a free Green College Class at Rail City Garden Center, 1720 Brierley Way, at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Jedi master gardener Randy Robison also will teach participants how to get a jump start on spring planting by planning now. Seating for the class is limited and reservations are recommended. To reserve a seat, call 335-1551. While the class is free, a donati...
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Two added to cardiology team at Saint Mary’s
RENO — Saint Mary’s Medical Group is expanding its physician team to offer more services to patients with heart and vascular conditions. Dr. James Lee has joined the group as an interventional cardiologist. Interventional cardiologists are specialists who use non-surgical techniques such as cardiac catheterization to diagnose and treat the heart. In this role, Dr. Lee will work alongside the new cardiology medical director, Steven Herrmann, Ph...
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State senate announces committee appointments
LAS VEGAS — Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford this week announced his appointments to standing committees that will shape state policy in the key areas of economic development, health care and education. Horsford also nominated himself to serve on the Mining Oversight & Accountability Commission. “I want to make sure the reforms we passed during the 2011 Legislature are implemented by the Nevada Tax Commission, and the mining industry pay...
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More than 6,000 votes cast on first day
CARSON CITY — Secretary of State Ross Miller’s deletions division on Monday released the first look at early voting turnout in Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District (CD2) special election. In all, 6,183 votes were cast on Saturday, the first day of early voting. The elections division will be receiving daily updates from county clerks and registrars of voters with polling locations in CD2. Each day, those early voting totals will be posted on th...
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Victorian Ave. now closed for Rib Cook-Off
SPARKS — Victorian Avenue between Pyramid Way and 14th Street is now closed through Sept. 6 for the 23rd Annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off. The event will begin Wednesday and be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. No pets are permitted at Victorian Square during the event (except service animals). Parking is available in the parking structure at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, as well as the two city parking structures located at C and 10th st...
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Public invited to ‘Predictably Irrational’ speech at UNR
RENO — In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the University of Nevada, Reno, departments of economics and sociology, behavioral economist Dan Ariely will visit the university from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday to present “Predictably Irrational,” a discussion based on his New York Times bestselling book, “Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions.” Ariely studies how people actually act in the marketplace, as opposed to...
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Burning Man travel advisory
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe would like to advise travelers to this year’s Burning Man Festival to slow down.
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Edible Pedal 100 on Sept. 18
Calling all serious and recreational cyclists and foodies!
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BLM opens Black Rock Desert Station
Travelers to northwestern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert have a new landmark to help them explore and enjoy this vast landscape with the opening of the BLM Black Rock Station just outside Gerlach.
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Camel Races commence on Sept. 9
Camels, ostriches (and perhaps other exotic species still largely legendary) will compete for glory and bragging rights in historic Virginia City next month.
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Bully’s Sports Bar hosts job fair
Bully’s Sports Bar hosts job fair RENO — Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill hosts a job fair from 1 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 29 and 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at Bully’s #7 on Robb Drive in northwest Reno. The job fair takes place in anticipation of the 2011-12 football season and applications may be filled out online in advance at www.BullysSportsBar.com/jobs. Bully’s is expected to fill between 20 and 30 positions at its seven traditional and four “Smokin’” locat...
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Charitable show ‘n shine and concert Sunday
RENO — The Bonanza Casino will be hosting a charity event featuring a car show n’ shine and concert, with silent auction items and raffles to benefit Cheri Rich and family from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Organized by Capital Classic Productions and friends of the Rich family, all proceeds will go toward medical care and rehabilitation for Cheri Rich. The event will offer a car show ‘n shine with judging and awards, several live bands throughout...
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Wild Horse and Burro Expo
RENO — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Department of Corrections successfully adopted nine saddle-trained wild horses and one burro during the Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Additionally, four weanling wild horses found homes. Inmates from the Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s Saddle Horse Training Program showcased their training efforts during a...
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Nonprofit wants golfers to Think Kindness
RENO — Think Kindness, a northern Nevada nonprofit organization, is hosting its Inaugural Kindness Classic 2011 at LakeRidge Golf Course at noon on Sept. 16. The Kindness Classic is a fundraiser to inspire acts of kindness within the community. All proceeds will go directly to the Think Kindness organization. Think Kindness was founded in 2010 with the goal of inspiring kindness within our community and around the world. President and founder ...
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Labor Day celebration with V&T at Railroad Museum
CARSON CITY — The Nevada State Railroad Museum, located at 2180 S. Carson St., will be celebrating Labor Day weekend with Virginia & Truckee (V&T) railroad in the movies featuring equipment from used by Paramount, 20th Century Fox, MGM and RKO movie studios at the museum from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3, 4 and 5. The 1875 wood-burning locomotive Inyo, McKeen Motor Car and the regular steam train powered by V&T locomotive #25 will all be in ...
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9/11 tribute to take place at Balloon Race
RENO — The Great Reno Balloon Race board of trustees, together with officials from the state, the cities of Reno and Sparks and Washoe County, invite northern Nevadans to honor the heroes and remember the lives lost on this 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The commemoration will take place on Sept. 11, the last day of the Great Reno Balloon Race. “The 9/11 anniversary often falls during the balloon race and we are hon...
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Work crews supported by Truckee River Fund Grant
RENO — Washoe County Sheriff’s Office community service crews will help battle a noxious weed invasion at the county’s Crystal Peak Park next week by pulling poison hemlock and other weeds that are trying to establish a foothold in this popular riverside park. Crystal Peak Park is located off Old Highway 40 in Verdi. Crews are scheduled to be at the park from about 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Funding for the crews equipment and ...
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State warns of ‘registered agents’ deception
CARSON CITY — Secretary of State Ross Miller has issued a warning to Nevada businesses about deceptive solicitations from companies that purport to be “registered agents,” but in fact are trying to mislead business owners. Miller says he will use whatever legal remedies are available to stop the deceptive activity. The solicitation at first glance appears to be an official notification, endorsed by the secretary of state notifying businesses t...
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Offroad race goes smoothly
RENO — The Vegas to Reno Off-Road Race brought more than 1,000 people through 16 rural Nevada communities and over 500 miles of BLM desert last weekend. Race officials report there were no major accidents and only a couple of minor medical incidents. The race is held annually on established roads on public lands in Nevada. The race has run for more than 20 years and has become a part of the state’s history. Starting near Beatty, Nev., to avoid...
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