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Oxbow Park project now under way
RENO — Thanks to grant funding, river embankment stabilization and revegetation to minimize erosion will be completed at Oxbow Park, city officials announced Friday. Work has begun and is expected to continue for one month. The Reno City Council approved a contract with Northern Nevada Excavating to complete the work. The contract is for $349,777. The entire cost of the construction will be covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (F...
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Take a trip to Apple Hill or Nevada City
SPARKS — Thanks to a grant from The Nell J. Redfield Foundation, fun day trips for adults are back through the Sparks Parks and Recreation Department. First is the popular Apple Hill location near Placerville, Calif. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 18. It's a great place to shop for apple-theme treats and crafts, and enjoy the bounty of apple orchards and pumpkin patches. Next is a Victorian Christmas in Nevada City, Calif. from 3 to 11 p.m. on ...
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Discussion on renewable energy in Nevada's future
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno will host a panel discussion on the economic future of Nevada with the renewable energy resources available within the state. This discussion, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom C, is part of a lecture series hosted by the College of Engineering that is designed to bring distinguished guest speakers and timely topics to the community. The panel will discuss Nevada’s solar,...
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Zai launches free program to prevent bullying
RENO — The Zai Academy of Martial Arts will help spread awareness and prevention of bullying through a free community program, starting at 5 p.m. Nov. 3. The seminar will focus on basic bullying prevention skills, the ability to avoid, discourage and react to such behavior and teach participants how to handle a physical confrontation. The Zai Academy is located at 5401 Longley Lane #A10 in Reno and has been in operation since 1995. For more in...
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Express Your Style at the Summit’s 2010 Style Exchange
The Summit and SUMMITUP are giving teens a chance to kick back, hang out with friends and express themselves at the 2010 Style Exchange.
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Nevada Volunteers extends award deadline
Everyday in Nevada hundreds of volunteers quietly strive to make a difference in their communities. Because Nevada Volunteers believes that their efforts should be honored and celebrated, the organization is encouraging all communities in Nevada to rally around their volunteer heroes by sharing their stories.
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UNR hosts philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah
Northern Nevadans will have the opportunity to see a presentation by philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah on Oct. 18.
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Sparks launches live stream of government meetings
The city of Sparks recently went live with its new streaming media technology, providing residents with live and archived access to City Council and planning commission meetings through its website.
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Celebrate fossil day
The Bureau of Land Management is partnering with the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and other Federal and State agencies, museums and organizations to hold the first annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday. A number of events are scheduled to mark the day, which occurs this year during Earth Science Week.
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Two exhibits at auto museum end Monday
Two popular exhibits at the National Automobile Museum, The Harrah Collection, in downtown Reno will conclude their run on Monday. It’s the last chance to see these exhibits.
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Birds Unlimited launches new Ecoclean feeders
Moana Nursery announced Thursday the new Wild Birds Unlimited line of EcoClean bird feeders. Wild Birds Unlimited is revolutionizing the way people feed their backyard birds. Available exclusively at Wild Birds Unlimited, EcoClean bird feeders protect themselves against the surface growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, fungus and other microbes.
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Reno Fire Department hosts station open houses
In celebration of Fire Prevention Week, the Reno Fire Department is hosting open houses at neighborhood fire stations.
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BLM closing campground at Indian Creek Reservoir on Monday
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Sierra Front Field Office said that at 12 p.m. Monday will be the seasonal closing of the BLM campground adjacent to Indian Creek Reservoir in Alpine County, Calif.
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Reno police receive $10K donation for the MOST Program
On Friday at the Airport Plaza Hotel in Reno, The Northern Nevada Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held its state convention.
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HAN Foundation raffles off '67 Chevy Camaro
This year’s Hot August Nights Foundation raffle car winner will pick up his newly won ’67 Chevy Camaro today at the Hot August Nights Office.
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Project SAFE installs smoke alarms this weekend
Sparks Fire Department personnel and volunteers are visiting homes in Sparks on Saturday to install smoke alarms and give personalized fire safety education to residents. The Project SAFE program (Survive a Fire Emergency) will target 250 homes during the first year and expand outreach in future years.
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Tonopah wild horse gathers completed
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tonopah Field Office successfully completed wild horse and burro gathers of the Reveille, Montezuma Peak and Paymaster herd management areas (HMAs) on Sept. 22.
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Volunteers needed to break ground on Rim to Reno trail
Construction of the long-awaited Rim to Reno Trail System gets underway at 9 a.m. on Oct. 16 at the Mt. Rose Trailhead near the summit of the Mt. Rose Highway.
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Swim season closed at Sparks Marina
The public is reminded that recreational swimming at the Sparks Marina Park concluded for the summer season on Sept. 6.
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Cold-weather tips for area homeowners
RIM offers the following tips for homeowners:
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