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Ramos named director of ocular services for DCI Donor Services
RENO — DCI Donor Services (DCIDS) has promoted Sam Ramos to director of ocular services, based in its Western office, Sierra Donor Services (SDS). Ramos, a certified eye banking technician, joined SDS in 2000 as a tissue recovery assistant, and in his 12 years of service has served as tissue recovery technician, ocular recovery technician, tissue services coordinator, senior tissue services coordinator, interim manager of New Mexico Donor Serv...
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Plumas County opened with Hindu prayers
QUINCY, Calif. — THE Plumas County Board of Supervisors had its first ever Hindu invocation on June 19, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Reno-based Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the board. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English translation of the prayer. Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, recited from Rig-Veda, the oldest scrip...
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Tahoe to host its first Ironman
LAKE TAHOE — Ironman Lake Tahoe, set in one of the world’s premier vacation destinations, will offer athletes a beautiful, challenging experience in a picturesque venue. The inaugural event is scheduled for Sept. 22, 2013, and will be the first full-distance Ironman event in California since 2001. “Lake Tahoe’s natural beauty and experience in hosting world-class endurance events have made it one of the world’s most appealing sports destinatio...
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Results of BLM oil and gas sale
RENO — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) generated $305,102.50 during its quarterly oil and gas competitive lease sale held in Reno on June 12, selling 27 parcels that comprised 39,276 acres. The sale high bid of $22,680 for a 2,520 acre parcel at $9 per acre was made by TSAR LMD LLC for a parcel in White Pine County. The lease is for a period of 10 years with annual rentals of $1.50 per acre for the first five years and $2 an acre after tha...
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Registration closes Thursday for Junior Giants Baseball Program
SPARKS — Children who enjoy baseball have the opportunity to get out and play ball this summer by taking part in the city of Sparks’ annual Junior Giants Baseball program. The popular five-week league for youth ages 7 to 11 will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 3 to Aug. 2 at the Oppio Park ball fields, 2355 18th St. The program is free and all of the necessary baseball equipment is provided, including a Giants T-shirt ...
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Little City Stage Race set for Minden in July
MINDEN — Downtown Minden will become a cycling center on July 7 and 8 as Team Specialized Racing presents the inaugural Little City Stage Race — a masters and junior bicycle race with more than $11,000 in prize money up for grabs. Three stages over the two-day event will send cyclists through Minden in the Downtown Minden Criterium, and through Diamond Valley in the Diamond Valley Time Trial. The Diamond Valley Road Race will conclude the Litt...
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Comment on oil and gas leasing in Edwards Creek and Dixie Va...
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Determination of NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) Adequacy (DNA) for leasing 109,657 acres for oil and gas exploration and development in Edwards Creek Valley and Dixie Valley in Churchill County. The BLM is accepting written comments on the DNA until July 21. The act of leasing does not directly result in surface-disturbing activities, however leasing of oil and gas reso...
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A weekly glance at Women’s Bowling Championships
Pam Pancoast of Lomita, Calif., saved her best for last at the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships as she rolled a 300 in her final game to take the lead in Scratch Singles and Scratch All-Events at the National Bowling Stadium on Friday.
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Strike possibly averted with bus system
A late-night tentative agreement has been reached between Teamsters Local 533 and MV Transportation, contract operator of the Regional Transportation Commission bus and senior/disabled transit system that serves Washoe County.
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Yukon-Nevada Gold CEO Baldock resigns
ELKO (AP) — The chief executive officer of Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. has announced his resignation. Robert F. Baldock took the lead in May 2009 in restructuring management of the company that is based in Vancouver, B.C., and owns the Jerritt Canyon mine in Elko County. The mine is operated by Queenstake Resources, a subsidiary of Yukon-Nevada. Baldock says he’s leaving the company in the hands of two highly skilled executives. Current Chief Fina...
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2 companies OK’d for interactive gambling licenses
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada has approved the nation’s first two interactive gambling licenses in a step that clears the way for online poker within state lines. Members of the Nevada Gaming Commission signed off on licenses Thursday for slot machine manufacturers International Game Technology and Bally Technologies. The companies are the first to be considered for a license since authorities approved regulations on interactive gambling. Those regu...
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BLM to continue emergency wild horse gather
RENO — The BLM will continue its emergency gather of wild horses in the southern portion of the Jackson Mountains Herd Management Area (HMA) following a court ruling Wednesday. U.S. District Court Judge Howard McKibben denied a motion to enjoin the use of a helicopter to conduct the emergency gather that is currently underway in the southern portion of the HMA, but enjoined the agency from gathering excess wild horses from the nonemergency are...
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Sen. Reid announces grant for airport
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nevada Sen. Harry Reid announced Wednesday a $3,530,625 grant for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport to replace the pavement in an aircraft parking area that includes four airline gates on two separate concourses. The airport generates $2 billion for the local economy, and with a refurbished ramp, Reno-Tahoe International Airport will be capable of welcoming future visitors for many more years. The grant comes from the U.S...
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Amodei to host veterans’ town hall in Reno
RENO — Congressman Mark Amodei announced Tuesday he will hold a veterans’ town hall meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 2 in the Washoe County Board of Commissioners Chambers located at 1001 E. Ninth St., Building A, Room 101. “I want to continue to meet with our veterans and listen to them regarding the issues and challenges they face,” Amodei said. “In addition to thanking them for their service, this is an opportunity to familiarize them...
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Take precautions against West Nile Virus
RENO — The first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) recently reported by the California Department of Public Health serves as a reminder that mosquito activity can lead to serious illness. WNV is spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes, which acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. The illness is not spread person to person through casual contact. Fifteen California counties have reported the virus is present in the mosquito po...
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Whooping cough discovered in Washoe County
The Washoe County Health District reports that pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, has been confirmed in three Truckee Meadows residents in the same household.
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Sen. Reid hosts workshop on Senate diversity
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office hosted a workshop to inform Capitol Hill interns about the Senate Diversity Initiative, which seeks to have Senate staff better reflect the nation’s diversity. Nine diversity staff associations and over two dozen House and Senate staff volunteers met with 150 interns representing over 90 Capitol Hill offices. “I am proud of the Senate Democrats’ commitment to staff diversity,” Sen. ...
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Cooking class at Vivoli Cafe
Learn to cook your favorite meals at Vivoli Cafe & Trattoria from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday.
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Free online seminar today on stroke prevention
Renown Institute for Neurosciences will host a free online seminar today to inform community members about stroke prevention.
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Money raised to benefit ALS of Nevada
In 2011, an event showcasing ponds and garden railroads around the Truckee Meadows raised $7,950 to benefit ALS of Nevada.
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