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Book signing helps the arts
RENO — Doug Nelson, founder and senior adviser of TCI Wealth Advisors, recently published “Art, Artists and Money,” a book aimed at helping artists better understand their financial options. Nelson will be hosting a free book signing event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sierra Arts Gallery. For a minimum donation of $10 to the Sierra Arts Foundation, guests will receive a signed copy of the book. The Sierra Arts Gallery is located at 1...
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BLM seeks public input for Spruce Mtn. Rec Area
ELKO ­— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wells Field Office is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues for the Spruce Mountain Recreation amendment to the 1985 Wells Resource Management Plan (RMP).  The BLM is seeking public input to develop recreation management planning for off-highway vehicle use in this area.  A notice of intent to prepare a plan amendment and environmental assessme...
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BLM/DOE release Environmental Assessment
ELKO — In cooperation with the Department of Energy, the Bureau of Land Management’s Elko District Office, Tuscarora Field Office released an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the Tuscarora Geothermal Plant and corresponding Electric Transmission Line. Ormat Nevada Inc. is the project proponent. The DoE and BLM prepared a joint EA providing current analysis regarding the impacts of the proposed geothermal power plant and electric transmission l...
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Make history at Tahoe Rim Trail backcountry camp
INCLINE VILLAGE — The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA), will host two Backcountry Camps on the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT), Aug. 6-7 and Sept. 3-5.  Volunteers have shown their appreciation for this public recreation trail through 25 years of backcountry camps. Both camps will be held at near the Mt. Rose Trailhead of the TRT, at the top of Hwy 431. Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to attend. The Tahoe Rim Trail circles the moun...
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BLM to repair roads to Pine Forest Mountain Range
WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District will begin repairs within the next two weeks on damage to roads and/or camping areas in the vicinity of Knott Creek Reservoir and Onion Valley Reservoir as well as to Blue Lakes. Severe washouts to the roads in this area of the Pine Forest Range from the unusually wet spring and vehicle traffic caused the damage. The repairs are needed in order to avoid further deterioration...
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Superhero pub crawl to benefit school district
RENO — Reno’s original Superhero Pub Crawl presented by Reno Tahoe Tonight will start at 8 p.m. today at Biggest Little City Club at 188 California Ave. This year the event will feature 17 different bars serving $2 and $3 drink specials. $5 A map and cup to participate in the specials cost $5. Special VIP cups are available at the event website, www.superherocrawl.com, offering to save purchasers more than half their money by granting them one...
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‘The Discovery’ hires marketing, PR manager
RENO — In preparation for its opening in September, the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum recently hired a marketing and public relations (PR) manager. Patrick Turner, who will now handles marketing and PR for the organization, comes with 15 years of experience in marketing and advertising. Additionally, Katie Green was hired as office manager in March and Mikaela Medieros joined as marketing/development intern in May. The Discovery, whi...
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UNR student groped on her way to school
RENO — Police are looking for a person who allegedly grabbed a female University of Nevda, Reno, student as she walked to class. At 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, the 27-year-old student was walking to the campus when she was physically attacked from behind in the 200 block of University Terrace by an unknown suspect. The suspect grabbed the woman’s buttocks and breasts. She fought the suspect and was able to run away and call the police. The suspect is ...
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Fatal accident on SR 88 at Centerville Lane
CARSON CITY — A Gardnerville man was killed on State Route 88 at Centerville Lane on Wednesday morning. According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, a red Hummer driven by Dona K. Tholl, a 51-year-old Gardnerville resident, was traveling west on Centerville Lane at about 11:30 a.m. when she failed to yield at a stop sign, striking a red and white Honda motorcycle driven by Craig William Ducar, a 42-year-old resident of Gardnerville. Ducar was prono...
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County OKs $56.8 million in capital projects
RENO — Washoe County commissioners on Tuesday approved a capital improvement project (CIP) five-year project plan, including $56.8 million in capital expenditures for the current fiscal year. The projects, funded by dedicated funding sources, voter approved initiatives, grants and the general fund will be used for parks construction projects, debt financing, water resources, roads infrastructure preservation, technology projects and building i...
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Waste Management acquires land for ‘Ecocenter’
RENO — Waste Management announced Tuesday the purchase of a one-acre parcel of land on East Commercial Row in Reno in anticipation of building a 60,000 square-foot LEED Certified Ecocenter to help Washoe County reach and exceed its 35 percent recycling mandate set forth last year. The Ecocenter would support an enhanced residential and commercial collection program for recycling and solid waste, and sustain existing and future waste-to-energy ...
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Liver recipient honored at Transplant Games
RENO — Liver transplant recipient Tracy Copeland wowed the world with her athletic feats at the 18th World Transplant Games in Göteborg, Sweden, June 17-24. Copeland returned to the United States with six gold medals to her name, winning first place in her age group (40-49), for the 3K run, team 3K run, 5K cycling time trials, 20K cycling road race, virtual triathlon and 1500-meter run. She also was one of the USA silver medalists in the 4x400...
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Outdoor camp honors memory of Nevada high school student
RENO — The Maison T. Ortiz Youth Outdoor Skills Camp will be held today through Sunday at Winnemucca Ranch. The camp, created and organized through a collaborative effort by Nevada Bighorns Unlimited, Northern Nevada Chapter of the Safari Club International, Sparks Rotary and the Fred Searles Trust, is dedicated to providing a unique outdoor experience and teaching valuable outdoor skills to urban and rural children of northern Nevada. The cam...
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Hot August Nights drag races are back
SPARKS — A fan favorite gone for many years makes a repeat appearance for the Hot August Nights 25th Anniversary. The official Hot August Nights classic car drag racing event will take place from Aug. 10 through 13 in the west parking lot of John Ascuaga’s Nugget. The smell of burning rubber burnouts and gasoline, paired with classic eye candy and high adrenaline levels caused by risky racing, the Hot August Nights drag races have always been ...
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The right mulch can reduce fire hazard around your home
RENO — A study from University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s (UNCE) Living With Fire Program shows that most common mulches are combustible under dry, hot and windy weather conditions but that different mulches vary considerably when it comes to flame height and the spread of fire. UNCE natural resource specialist Ed Smith found that shredded rubber, pine needles and shredded western red cedar demonstrated the “the most hazardous fire beha...
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SF Fire color guard to salute fallen comrade
VIRGINIA CITY — A San Francisco Fire Department color guard will form in the Virginia Exempt Firemen’s Cemetery in Virginia City at 3:45 p.m. Friday to toast William Mullen who died in the El Dorado Saloon in that town on April 23, 1877. The ceremony takes place as antique fire equipment and teams gather for the Virginia City firemen’s muster this weekend, which is free and open to the public. The toast to Mullen has become a tradition for the...
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Join the BLM for a stargazing camp out
ELKO — Join the Elko District Bureau of Land Management for a fun, family astronomical camp at the Wilson Reservoir Recreation Area on Saturday beginning at dusk. Recreation intern Sally Albrecht will host an evening of learning about constellations, planets and lunar formations. The evening’s activities also will include a night hike for those brave enough to venture out after dark along with activities designed to learn about astronomy. Brin...
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Local LGBT youth group starting up
RENO — Local HIV/AIDS organization Northern Nevada HOPES is starting a youth group specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning and straight allies between the ages of 14 and 18. The first meeting of the youth group will take place at 4 p.m. on July 20 in Suite 1A of the HOPES complex located at 580 W. Fifth St. The LGBT youth group hopes to provide a safe place for young LGBT people in northern Nevada to gather....
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NV Energy increases refrigerator rebate
LAS VEGAS — NV Energy has increased the rebate offered through its refrigerator recycling program to $50 during July and August. In addition to the rebate, NV Energy will pick up the second refrigerator or freezer for free and then recycle 95 percent of the unit. Old refrigerators and freezers use up to four times more electricity than newer energy-efficient models. Customers can save up to $140 a year on utility bills by eliminating a second ...
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Former Wolf Pack golfer to play in Reno-Tahoe Open
RENO — The Reno-Tahoe Open announced last week that former University of Nevada, Reno golfer Scott Smith will play in the 13th annual tournament, scheduled for Aug. 1 through 7. Smith was awarded one of just four unrestricted exemptions to play in this year’s event. Smith is the second golfer to receive an unrestricted exemption, with the first going to Pac-10 champion Martin Trainer. Smith has been a highly decorated and well-liked player at ...
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