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Landfill closed for Nevada Day
Waste Management’s Lockwood Landfill will be closed on Friday in observance of Nevada Day. Residential and commercial collection services will be operating as normal, and the transfer station in Reno will remain open on the holiday.
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$79K awarded for construction education grants
On Oct. 15, the Nevada State Commission on Construction Education awarded grants to four Nevada organizations totaling $79,080 for furthering their educational services in construction.
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Stars, mental health align for food drive
The Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Nevada, Reno is teaming up with Mojave Mental Health, a clinical practice of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, to host a food drive for clients in need in advance of the holidays.
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TMWA's free winterization workshop today
RENO — The Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is offering a winterization workshop to help residents prepare their homes for cold weather and freezing temperatures. The workshop will take place at 5:30 p.m. today at TMWA’s main office, located at 1355 Capital Blvd. in Reno. It will be led by TMWA’s conservation department. Each winter, many homeowners face the expense and inconvenience of frozen water pipes. Avoid this expense and trouble ...
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Nearly $300,000 awarded for foreclosure education
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program has awarded nearly $300,000 in grant funding for five projects aimed at educating homeowners about their opportunity to meet with lenders in mediation to discuss alternatives to foreclosure, according to a release sent Friday. The five projects, receiving a total of $299,795, will provide one-on-one counseling, develop statewide curriculum and provide specialized training for homeowner att...
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Tricks, treats and treasures by the river
RENO — Guys, ghouls and ghosts will scare with a western flair in downtown Reno's Riverwalk District on Saturday during Tricks, Treats & Treasures from 5 to 8 p.m. Free family fun with games, entertainment, ghost tales, fire spinners and more are planned at the West Street Plaza and at West Street Market. Trick-or-treating locations will be detailed in a free “treasure map” available at many participating Riverwalk District merchant shops. The...
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Applications available for Hometowne Christmas
SPARKS — Get into the spirit of the holiday season by making plans to take part in the 24th annual Sparks Hometowne Christmas parade. Applications are now available for businesses, service organizations, community groups and individuals. The deadline for the application is Nov. 10. This year’s festivities will highlight “Characters of Christmas Past.” The annual tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, followed by an afte...
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RNO announces new flight to Houston
RENO — Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) has announced a new daily nonstop flight to Houston, Texas beginning in February 2011. As part of the recent merger between Continental and United Airlines, the new flight will begin under the United name and will serve Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. Flight times have not yet been announced. Non-stop service to Houston from Reno was last available in September 2008 but was canceled due to...
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‘Alternate trials’ program for Supreme Court extended
The Nevada Supreme Court has extended a pilot program that gives litigants the option of having their cases decided in alternate trials. The Supreme Court first authorized the pilot program nearly six months ago and, in an order filed Tuesday, extended the pilot program for the next year. These trials — which can be an option for any civil litigants — are held before a court-authorized judge and can involve a jury that is obtained and compensa...
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Local holiday volunteers are needed
RENO — The Salvation Army needs lots of volunteers for holiday events. Volunteer opportunities include toy sorting, helping clients with Christmas applications, ringing bells at the red Christmas kettles, staffing the Silver Angel Tree and assisting with food and toy distribution. For information or to sign up, call 688-4555, ext. 200.
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Learn to grow specialty crops
YERINGTON — Demand for locally grown food continues to rise, and an increasing number of northern Nevada farmers are interested in growing fresh produce for consumers. However, many do not have the knowledge or training to produce these specialty crops. In response to this need, the Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute announces an Introduction to Specialty Crop Production Workshop for the commercial grower. The one-day workshop wil...
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Sheriff’s office releases Halloween safety tips
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween this year.
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Spa offers free treatments for breast cancer awareness
Today, Oct. 24, Spa Atlantis will be offering free 30-minute relaxation experiences for breast cancer patients and survivors.
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Huffaker Elementary hosts Harvest Festival today
Huffaker Elementary School gets into the fall spirit, hosting its Huffaker Harvest Festival today, Oct. 24.
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UNR research shows more health risks from volcanic air pollu...
RENO — Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii’s big island has been erupting on its east rift since 1983. But, in March 2008, an additional eruption vent opened at the volcano’s summit, resulting in about triple the amount of sulfur dioxide gas (SO2) emissions drifting to the local community of Ka’u, raising health concerns over the risks associated with exposure to “vog,” as the islanders refer to this volcanic air pollution. A University of Nevada, Reno ...
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Sparks Police Department hosts open house today
The Sparks Police Department welcomes the public to visit its annual open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 1701 E. Prater Way. Sparks citizens are invited to come and learn about their police department, meet some of the men and women that serve the community every day and see some of the resources officers use to keep the community safe.
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WM encourages green Halloween
Waste Management is reminding its customers to save money and think green by avoiding traditional Halloween routines — that usually result in waste — in favor of recyclable, eco-friendly habits.
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Pro Bono Week schedule
Nevada Legal Services is holding a series of free workshops next week for Pro Bono Week.
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Globetrotters come to Reno
Hot on the heels of the most successful year in franchise history, the legendary Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their 85th consecutive season when their dazzling 4 Times the Fun world tour for 2011 stops in Reno.
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DRI receives money for cloud seeding
Cloud seeding operations will continue throughout the state thanks to the support of regional governments and water authorities.
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