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Learn to build a hoop house
YERINGTON — Northern Nevada farmers have discovered that hoop houses can extend the growing season and increase profitability for their operations. However, little training has been available locally for this innovative method. In response, Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will offer a low-cost hoop house construction workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Yerington Paiute Indian Reservation located at 171 Campbell Lane i...
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New citizenship office to hold open house
RENO — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the public to attend an open house on Jan. 14 at the new Reno field office, located at 790 Sandhill Road. At this event, employees will explain about naturalization and citizenship processes. They’ll acquaint visitors with genealogy, citing publications people can use in researching their family tree. They’ll go over requirements for permanent resident status and share tips on ho...
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Bridge tourney this week
Washoe County middle schools are competing in their first Reno Youth Bridge (RYB) regional duplicate tournament at the Grand Sierra Resort during the District 20 American Contract Bridge League Sanctioned Regional Duplicate Tournament this week through Friday.
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The Note-Ables close to fund raising goal
The Note-Ables, a nonprofit that provides music programs to disabled adults and children, is just shy of its fundraising goal for this year.
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Med School's free clinic dates
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free student outreach clinics for January have been announced for the following dates: a children’s clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 8; a women’s clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 15; and a general clinic will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24.
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Pyramid Lake Paiutes release election results
Members of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe turned out on Sunday to cast their votes for members of the tribal council and Pyramid Lake High School board.
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Saint Mary’s provides free flu shots to CCNN members today
Saint Mary’s Immunizations will provide free flu shots to the clients of Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the St. Vincent’s Food Pantry located at 500 E. Fourth St. in Reno.
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Parks and Rec. winter volleyball league Jan. 8
Enjoy a fun way to firm up after the holidays through the city of Sparks winter volleyball league. The seven-week coed program will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays from Jan. 8 through Feb. 26 at the Alf Sorensen Community Center located at 1400 Baring Blvd. Court time is provided for teams to practice the week before the league starts.
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KTMB honored by Keep America Beautiful in 2010
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful received Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award at the President’s Circle Award Luncheon during Keep America Beautiful’s 57th annual National Conference in Orlando, Fla.
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New Year’s Eve fireworks to Ring in 2011
Ring in the New Year with downtown Reno’s most explosive tradition — fireworks. Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Reno, Club Cal Neva, Eldorado Hotel Casino, Harrah’s Reno Hotel Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino and the city of Reno are teaming up to light up the sky with a special New
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NNMC names director of Emergency Department
Northern Nevada Medical Center recently announced the hiring of Donald Claus, RN, BSN, CEN, as Emergency Department director.
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Christmas tree recycling
RENO — Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful announces the 20th annual Christmas Tree Recycling campaign for residents of the greater Reno-Sparks area. Tree collection began Sunday and runs through Jan. 17 at three community drop-off sites including Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park and Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks. Collection sites will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A minimum $3 donation is requested t...
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Sandoval’s inauguration events have been scheduled
RENO – The inaugural committee for the Inauguration of Brian Sandoval as Nevada’s 29th Governor announced recently the launch of an inaugural website as well as the schedule of events for inauguration. The website, sandovalinauguration.com, will serve as an information clearinghouse for Sandoval’s inauguration. Events will kick off on Jan. 2 with a Celebration of Nevada Arts in Carson City. From 1 to 5 p.m., cultural organizations in downtown ...
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25th annual All Reno Radio Blood Drive
RENO — Ring in the New Year with a deserving cause to help make a difference in our community. The All Reno Radio Blood Drive is Jan. 6 and 7 in the Paradise Ballroom and Terrace at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Join every Reno radio disc jockey at this community-wide event to promote blood donations in Northern Nevada. The two-day event supplies local hospitals with blood donations. All donors will receive refreshments cou...
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BLM councils to meet in Sparks
RENO — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) will hold their annual joint meeting at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel Casino on Jan. 20 and 21. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. on Jan. 20. The public is invited to attend. BLM Nevada has three regional RACs: the Northeastern Great Basin RAC, the Sierra Front/Northwestern Great Basin RAC and Mojave/Southern Great Basin RAC. The RACs provide counsel and advice to the...
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Fed firefighting agencies recruit for summer
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the U.S. Forest Service are accepting applications for summer seasonal firefighting and dispatching positions for the 2011 fire season at locations nationwide, including the Elko area and other duty stations across Nevada. Applications must be submitted no later than Jan. 11 to receive first consideration for most positions.
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Hospital offers free disease management program
To help seniors who have a chronic disease live a healthier lifestyle, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno, will offer a free, six-week program called Healthy Aging: Up2Me. The chronic disease self-management program will be offered weekly starting on Jan. 13 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
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Early-bird tickets for Directions 2011 extended
The Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce has extended the deadline for early-bird ticket purchase to Directions 2011 on Jan. 7, 2011. Tickets for chamber members are $70 or $80 for non-members prior to this date.
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City of Reno offices closed today, New Year’s Eve
RENO — Reno City Hall and city administration offices will be closed today and Dec. 31 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Weather and ice conditions permitting, the Rink on the River will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Christmas Day; 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 31; and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Jan. 1. Call the rink’s hotline at 334-6268 for daily skating hours. Even with city offices closed, res...
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Pick up Wolf Pack tickets, support FBNN
RENO — Nevada Wolf Pack fans who already have purchased their tickets for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Jan. 9 will be able to pick them up at the Legacy Hall ticket office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning Monday through Jan. 3. Additional times to pick up tickets in San Francisco will be available beginning Jan. 5. Parking will be available on the third floor of the West Stadium Parking Complex on the University of Nev...
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