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Carson City Fire Museum to hold open house
CARSON CITY — Warren Engine Company No. 1 will hold an open house at its fire museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Carson City Fire Department at 777 S. Stewart St. The open house is free to the public and follows the Nevada Firefighters’ memorial ceremony that begins at 10 a.m. in Carson City’s Mills Park. Both events are among those concluding the weeklong observance of National Fire Prevention Week in Nevada. The Warren Engine Company No...
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NCJFCJ shouts out against domestic violence
RENO — On Wednesday at the Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre at the University of Nevada, Reno, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) will host a community screening of the documentary film “SHOUT: The Story of Domestic Violence.” The public is invited to this free event scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m., beginning with refreshments and information on community domestic violence services and resources. The film begins at...
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Nevada conservation projects earn RMEF grants
MISSOULA, Mont. — Restoring and protecting habitat for foraging elk and other wildlife headline a list of 2011 grants for Nevada from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF). The RMEF grants total $42,700 and affect Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Lyon, Nye, Washoe and White Pine counties. One project has statewide interest, affecting teachers and students across Nevada. “Like much of the West, Nevada is seeing elk-grazing areas slowly...
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
RENO — Gov. Brian Sandoval has proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when experts and those professionals who work with victims of domestic violence are planning events that educate the public, inspire action and inform victims of the help and services that are available as they seek violence-free lives. In 2009, Nevada had the highest rate of females being murdered by males, with 2.70 murders per 100,000, according t...
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Scare up fun in Downtown Reno’s Riverwalk District
RENO — Guys, ghouls and ghosts will scare up some wicked fun in downtown Reno’s Riverwalk District on from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in the fifth annual Riverwalk Merchants Halloween Hollow event, this year themed “Monsters & Mayhem.” Halloween fun is kicked up a notch with free family games, entertainment, live music, a doggie costume contest and more at the West Street Plaza during Halloween weekend. You’ll find bounce houses for the kids, a face ...
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Western Nevada College offers farm marketing workshop
CARSON CITY — Challenged by today’s industrial food system, many small farms are looking for new and creative ways to sell their products directly to consumers. Western Nevada College’s Specialty Crop Institute is offering a workshop called “Direct Marketing for Small Farms” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at the WNC Carson campus, 2201 W.College Pkwy. Cost is $35 when registered by Oct. 27 and $45 after that date. Lunch is included. Participants...
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Governor appoints two locals to state commission
RENO — Gov. Brian Sandoval has appointed two locals to serve with Nevada Volunteers, the state commission for national and community service. Jeremy Stocking and Brandon Thompson are the board’s newest members. “Nevada Volunteers is pleased to have these two exceptional individuals join the commission,” said Shawn Lecker-Pomaville, CEO of Nevada Volunteers. “As we work to inspire more Nevadans to volunteer, the commission looks forward to tapp...
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Meeting to review BLM’s horse and burro program
RENO — A National Academy of Sciences study reviewing of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Management Program (WH&B) will hold its first committee meeting on Oct. 27 in Reno. The committee will hear presentations from BLM officials as well as experts on wild horse and burro genetics and population models. The evening portion of the meeting will consist of a public comment session. Anyone who wants to speak must sign up...
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Ambulance membership programs now open for 2012
RENO — The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) has opened its annual enrollment for the 2012 Silver Saver ground ambulance membership program. The membership program protects households against deductibles and co-payment costs that might not be covered by insurance policies, Medicare or other health benefits for medically necessary paramedic ambulance services from REMSA. As an added benefit, REMSA and Care Flight are offerin...
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WashoeDEMS to hold honor roll dinner event
RENO — Join WashoeDEMS and hear Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa speak at the 2011 Virginia Demmler Honor Roll Dinner from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Circus-Circus Hotel Casino in Reno. For more information, visit www.washoedems.org.
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Become a breast cancer rehab exercise specialist
RENO — The Pink Ribbon Program is designed specifically for post-operative breast cancer survivors and a training to become certified in the program is coming in November. Program founder and director Doreen Puglisi became aware of the need after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She used the Pink Ribbon Program to regain the range of motion as well as strength in her affected arm. The Healing Moves Foundation, a nonprofit organization who...
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Outlaw Oatmeal Stout wins bronze at beer festival
RENO — Great Basin Brewing Co. won the bronze medal for its Outlaw Oatmeal Stout at the Great American Beer Festival, which took place in Denver, Colo., Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. This year, the Great American Beer Festival judged 83 different beer categories based on criteria unique to each beer style. When judges decide a category contains three excellent examples of the style, they award gold, silver and bronze medals that are recognized around th...
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Plant trees with local Lions
SPARKS — Join the Sparks Greenbrae Lions for a tree planting event at 11 a.m. on Oct. 22 and help kick off the International Lions project to plant at least one tree per member around the world. Two millions trees have already been planted by Lions around the world. The Sparks Greenbrae Lions wants to be among the first to do so in northern Nevada. This event will take place at Golden Eagle Park located at 6400 Vista Blvd. in Sparks. Come help...
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Nevada duck stamp free for eligible hunters
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) once again is offering a free Nevada duck stamp for eligible hunters. Hunters who have purchased the current duck stamp online or from a license agent offering the credit-card size “Point of Sale” licenses have the opportunity to also receive a real “lick ’em, stick ’em” stamp at the end of the waterfowl season. For the purist, or for nostalgia’s sake, many hunters like to maintain a real ...
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Newton Learning Center open house
SPARKS — The Newton Learning Center is a social-cognitive educational program geared towards educating students on the upper end of the autism spectrum. The Newton Learning Center sees itself as a helpmate to the school district, as co-partners in giving these students the social capabilities needed to return to a mainstream school with all the tools needed to go on and have a successful academic future. Due to growing demands, the center need...
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Wildlife license plate to fund education
CARSON CITY — It’s not very often that people are presented with a win-win scenario, but the new “Conserve Wildlife” license plate now available at any Nevada Department of Motor Vehicle office may just fit that description. Money from the sale of the new license plate, which features a mule deer, sage grouse and a rainbow trout against a classic Nevada landscape, will go directly to the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s (NDOW) wildlife educatio...
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Fraud hotline link now available
CARSON CITY —Nevada State Controller Kim Wallin announced recently that a Fraud Hotline link will be placed prominently on the state controller’s website in order to involve the public and state employees in rooting out fraudulent practices by individuals and businesses when dealing with state government. These include tax fraud, Medicaid fraud and over-billing by government contractors. Those who deal dishonestly with state government hurt or...
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First Hindu temple in northern Nevada to break ground
RENO — Northern Nevada’s first Hindu temple plans to have its own building in the near future and its ground-breaking, or “bhoomi-pooja,” ceremony will be held Oct. 16 in Reno. According to temple spokesman Rajan Zed, priests will perform this ceremony following ancient Hindu traditions based on Sanskrit scriptures. This project has been possible after years of community efforts under the umbrella of Hindu temple Sanathan Dharam. Various elect...
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NV Supreme Court Justice Cherry honored nationally
CARSON CITY (AP) — Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Cherry is being honored by a national group for his efforts to ensure the rights of criminal defendants who cannot afford to hire their own attorney. The Washington D.C.-based National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers named Cherry the 2011 winner of its Champion of Indigent Defense Award. Cherry is a former public defender who chairs the Nevada Supreme Court’s Indigent Defense Comm...
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Two Nev. mining companies donate to school leaders
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two mining companies with operations in Nevada are each donating $50,000 to help launch a statewide academy to train school principals. Officials said Thursday the $100,000 from Barrick Gold of North America and Newmont Mining Corporation will go to the nonprofit Public Education Foundation and will be matched with $100,000 in Nevada general funds. The arrangement comes after the Nevada Legislature passed a bill earlier this y...
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