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Join the Pack in creating a hunger-free community
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno has teamed up with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to raise money and food donations as part of the cause for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Jan. 9, 2011. The campaign, known as the "One Hunger-Free Community, One Pack," inspired one local company to jump on board with the first donation. U.S. Foodservice offered a $2,000 donation and is now challenging other businesses to assist in reaching the $25,000 g...
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School sports and activities cancelled
RENO — All activities and athletics in all Washoe County schools are cancelled through Monday due to predicted severe weather this weekend, WCSD spokesperson Nancy Leuenhagen said. Any WCSD trips planned next week will be evaluated on Monday.
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Reno Vet Center moves to Mill @ McCarran
RENO — The Reno Vet Center has signed a five-year lease to move its offices into Mill @ McCarran project located at 5580 Mill St. in Reno. The Reno Vet Center will occupy 3,541 square feet in the 129,767-square-foot, five-building project that is designed for office and light industrial use. The Reno Vet Center serves veterans and their families by providing professional readjustment counseling, community education, outreach to special populat...
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Sec. of State wants workers to be E-Verified
CARSON CITY — Secretary of State Ross Miller this week asked the state Board of Examiners to adopt a new rule requiring private employers who are awarded state contracts to use the federal E-Verify program to ensure that only eligible workers are hired at their companies. Secretary Miller is also urging all employers in the state to voluntarily use E-Verify, an electronic program that verifies the eligibility of their employees once they’re hi...
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Firefighters support troops
RENO — Northern Nevada firefighters from Reno and Sparks have partnered with the American Red Cross to encourage shoppers to “Give the Gift of Hope” this holiday season. The partnership will allow individuals to purchase a gift that supports our troops and their families at home and overseas.  “We believe that it is important to express our thanks and gratitude toward our troops and their families, as many will not be able to spend time at hom...
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National Winter Trails Day celebrates Tahoe Basin
Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for its annual National Winter Trails Day. Participate in a day of winter recreation, presentations, and activities between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 8.
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Company to remodel facility at Reno airport
Million Air Interlink has selected United Construction to remodel the existing Sierra Air Center facility located at 485 S. Rock Blvd., which will serve as the company’s temporary fixed-base operator (FBO) facility until Million Air Interlink completes design and construction of the permanent FBO and hangar campus at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The temporary FBO facility renovation work is scheduled for completion in early February 2011.
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Sheriff holds Christmas on the Corridor
The Reno Sparks Corridor Business Association (RSCBA) and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office are proud to announce the 14th year of Christmas on the Corridor. The event takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bavarian World on the corner of Sixth Street and Valley Road in downtown Reno.
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Wild Island opens new laser maze challenge
For the second time in less than one year, Wild Island Family Adventure Park is adding a new attraction to its entertainment offerings, giving locals and visitors more ways to play over the holidays and winter months.
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Nursing professor given national health grant
University of Nevada, Reno Orvis School of Nursing researcher Michele Pelter has been awarded $377,000 from the National Institutes of Health to study detection of ischemia, a condition that can lead to heart attacks.
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Mill St. closure tonight and Tuesday night
RENO — Mill Street under U.S. 395 will be closed today and Tuesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. The closure is part of the U.S. 395 northbound widening project and will allow for the removal of a portion of the Mill Street structure. Motorists on U.S. 395 northbound traffic who want to use westbound Mill Street will be detoured to Glendale Avenue while all U.S. 395 southbound to eastbound Mill Street traffic will be detoured to Villanova Avenue. Regu...
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Great Basin to trade warm coats, gloves for cold beer
Great Basin Brewing Co. in Sparks and Reno is asking patrons to bring in gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves and anything else that will help keep someone less fortunate warm in this cold season. In return, donors will receive a free cold pint of handcrafted Great Basin beer or non-alcoholic beverage. Come to Great Basin's Sparks location at 846 Victorian Ave. on Wednesday and to its Reno location at 5520 S. Virginia St. on Dec. 20. One p...
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Special people need special winter plans
RENO — The coming winter solstice and the onset of cold weather prompts Washoe County Health District officials to remind everyone that harsh winter conditions can dramatically increase the day-to-day survival challenges for elderly Americans and those with physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities. The health district’s Public Health Preparedness Program says that now is the time to take a few easy steps to prepare for emergencies....
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The Salvation Army gives gifts at nursing homes
The Salvation Army of Washoe County wants nursing home residents to know they’re remembered this Christmas. Volunteers with the charity’s Community Care Ministries will visit a number of nursing homes at 2 p.m. today.
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UNR students in photo exhibit
Last week, the University of Nevada, Reno celebrated its commitment to Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,100 colleges and universities that have dedicated their campuses to encouraging and increasing service-learning and civic engagement.
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Brüka holds extra benefit performance of ‘Buttcracker 3’
Brüka Theatre has added one more performance of the popular show “Buttcracker 3: The Resurrection” as a benefit for Matt Wassmuth.
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Media members ring kettle bells for charity
Members of the local TV and radio media will be Salvation Army bell ringers today at the Wal-mart on Damonte Ranch Parkway in Reno.
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Summit to host winter break party for teens
The Summit will welcome local teens to Frost Fest 2010 from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Holiday Plaza.
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Mayors to help meal giveaway
Reno Mayor Bob Cashell and Sparks Mayor Geno Martini will help distribute food to families in need from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, 500 E. Fourth St. in Reno.
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Early Childhood Autism Program gets help from local foundation
The University of Nevada, Reno's highly acclaimed Early Childhood Autism Program is getting some help from the Sierra Kids Foundation next week, Dec. 16 – 18, when the foundation sponsors the Wild West Shootout basketball tournament at Reno High School to fund scholarships for children needing the services of the very successful program.
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