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Freakonomics author to speak at UNR banquet
RENO — Steven D. Levitt, author of “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything,” which spent two years on The New York Times best-seller list, will visit Reno on Sept. 22 when he will be the keynote speaker at the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Banquet. Levitt, professor of economics at the University of Chicago, has become an icon of pop culture since he and journalist Stephen J. Dubner co-authored “Freakono...
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Cabela’s offers free Great Outdoor Days
RENO — Cabela’s will hold Fall Great Outdoor Days on Aug. 20 and 21 at the Reno store. In addition to free seminars and kids’ activities, there will be pro staff and manufacturer’s representatives in the store to answer questions, give insight into products and provide tips on hunting topics, Dutch Oven cooking and tasting demonstrations, giveaways and numerous conservation partners highlighting their organizations. According to the Nevada Dep...
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Apply for grant from Physicians’ Spouses
RENO — The Alliance with the Washoe County Medical Society (AWCMS) is now accepting grant applications for spring 2012 awards. Grants are funded by proceeds from the annual rummage sale, scheduled for March 3, 2012 at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. AWCMS is a nonprofit organization whose members are the spouses of physicians in the Reno-Sparks area. The Physicians’ Spouses Rummage Sale, aka the “Doctors’ Wives Rummage Sale,” has been...
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Donner Party hike traces steps of early pioneers
Hikers can experience the early emigrants’ journey across the Sierra Nevada mountains Oct. 8 and 9 by participating in the 19th Annual Donner Party Hike.
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NCED launches out-of-state marketing campaign
The NCED has launched an “Empowering Success” integrated marketing campaign highlighting success stories of four cutting-edge companies doing business in Nevada.
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Blue Moon Promotions seeks local nonprofits for new grant
Blue Moon Promotions has announced the creation of its One Community Grant to benefit northern Nevada nonprofit organizations.
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Eldorado VP joins Air Racing Association board
Rick Murdock, vice president of sales and marketing for the Eldorado Hotel Casino, has joined the Reno Air Racing Association as the newest member of the board of directors.
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Speed shooters gunning for world title­
BURLINGTON, Was­h. — The Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships celebrate their 30th anniversary this year and once again the fastest pistoleros from around the world will converge on Piru, Calif., from Aug. 18 through 20 to determine which of them is truly the fastest of the fast. ­­Among those gunning for speed shooting glory will be top guns Dennis Gilman and Shinnosuke Tanaka of Reno.­­ More than 150 speed shooting experts from...
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Tavares Classic youth boxing event to help Boys & Girls
RENO — Get ready for one of the premiere youth boxing events in northern Nevada, as the Tavares Memorial Classic returns Sept. 17-18 to the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. The tournament features bouts between up-and-coming youth boxers in various weight classes, in the Junior Olympic, Novice and Senior Open divisions. The action begins at 2 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 1 p.m. on Sept. 18. Tickets cost $10 for one day and $17 for both for genera...
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Miracle Treat Day to help sick children
RENO — On Thursday, communities throughout the United States and Canada will make miracles for children during the sixth annual Miracle Treat Day. Throughout the day, $1 or more from every Blizzard treat sold at participating Dairy Queen (DQ) restaurants will be donated in support of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMNH) at Renown Regional Medical Center. Since 1984. DQ has raised $86 million to help save and improve the lives of chil...
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UNR adds two free, low-cost clinic dates
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinic dates for August have been revised with two additional dates added: • Aug. 20 — A children’s back-to-school immunization clinic and a general clinic will both be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Aug. 27 — Children’s clinic for general pediatric care will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Aug. 30 — Women’s clinic for female-specific medical care will be held from 6 to 9...
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Nominate now for Golden Pinecone Awards
RENO — Nevada EcoNet and GreenUP are seeking nominations of individuals and organizations for the annual Golden Pinecone Environmental Awards. The awards are presented yearly to outstanding organizations and individuals for their achievements toward improving and sustaining the environment. Winners will be chosen in the following categories: • Individual • Nonprofit organization or federal/state agency • Business • Public figure/servant (elect...
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August is final full month for Driving for Donors contest
RENO — August is the final full month to donate blood and be entered to win a new car. United Blood Services (UBS) is holding a promotion in which all blood donors can enter a raffle to win a new Toyota Corolla that is being provided in partnership with the Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers. “There’s a hero in all of us,” said Steve Thomas, donor recruitment director of United Blood Services, the area’s nonprofit community blood service provider....
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BLM wants to sell 10 acres in Carson City
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Sierra Front Field Office proposes to offer for competitive bid sale two parcels of public land in Carson City. Written public comments on the proposed sale will be accepted until Sept. 8. The two parcels include a 2.51-acre parcel in a residential area on South Edmonds and a 7.5-acre parcel, called parcel 1A, in a commercial area near the junction of U.S. Highway 50 and U...
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State targets fraudulent home business exemptions
State losing money from false claims, secretary of state says
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School supplies distribution Tuesday
RENO — The Salvation Army’s 2011 Back to School program is trying to assist as many disadvantaged students as possible with supplies and clothing — and the need is outpacing donations. The program was expanded from 250 to 500 kids this year, with school counselors identifying and selecting the students. More than 150 received help in July, with another 350 scheduled for assistance Aug. 25 and 26. But when the Salvation Army heard 15-20 additio...
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Comment on Twin Creeks mine expansion
WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office has completed a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) for the Newmont Mining Company (Newmont) plan to expand the existing Vista Pit at Twin Creeks Mine. The BLM would appreciate receiving substantive comments on the EA by Sept. 6. The plan expansion consists of: • Expanding the Vista Pit. • Continued expansion of a waste rock and a heap leac...
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Memorial today for human rights advocate
SPARKS — The Reno-Sparks NAACP and the family of Mary Valencia Wilson will hold a memorial service in Sparks at 3 p.m. today at American Legion Duby Reid Post #30, 730 Fourth St. (next door to the Sparks post office, across from Sparks City Hall). Gospel-blues-jazz diva Pat Esters will perform “Amazing Grace,” the classic hymn written by repentant slave ship master John Newton in 1773. Esters will also perform gospel legend Mahalia Jackson’s “...
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Domestic violence council to meet in Ely
CARSON CITY —Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced that the Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (NCPDV) will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. on Aug. 11 at the Great Basin College, Rooms 107-109, located at 2115 Bobcat Drive in Ely, Nevada. The NCPDV, chaired by Attorney General Masto, will be discussing, along with other pertinent issues, the need for improvements in domestic violence assistance and prevention e...
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Reno Fire Department to test hydrants
RENO — Throughout the next several months, within the city of Reno and unincorporated areas of the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, the Reno Fire Department (RFD) will be testing fire hydrants that are located south of the Truckee River. Testing often results in temporary clouding of nearby residential and commercial water supplies for a short period of time. When testing occurs, debris in water mains can be stirred up, including piec...
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