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Expert shows how to make health care work for you
SPARKS — Decision Point Solutions, a health care management service, presents “Making the Health Care System Work For You” as part of its free senior health educational series. Barbara Kopp, founder and managing partner of Decision Point Solutions, will present strategies for managing the health care crisis and the challenges of the today’s medical system on today from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Villas of Sparks. A free happy hour, refreshments,...
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Report shows effects of uranium mining near Grand Canyon
WASHINGTON — Thousands of new mining claims threaten to destroy the Grand Canyon’s stunning landscape and pollute the Colorado River – a major source of drinking water for Nevada – according to a report released Tuesday by Environment Nevada entitled “Grand Canyon at Risk: Uranium Mining Doesn’t Belong Near Our National Treasures.” “Americans love the Grand Canyon,” said Anna Aurilio, Washington Director of Environment Nevada. “We don’t want t...
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Host families needed for foreign students
SPARKS — In August, Academic Year in America (AYA) is looking for Sparks families to host high school exchange students from all over the world. This year, AYA is bringing hundreds of high school students to the United States to learn about American culture while living with volunteer host families and studying at high schools across the nation. American families have the unique opportunity to learn about the student’s culture during this exch...
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2 local Chase agents chosen for foreclosure committee
RENO — Two Chase International real estate agents, Joshua Talayka and Edee Campbell, have been selected to serve on the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program’s new advisory committee. The agents, selected by the Nevada Supreme Court, will serve with 12 other professionals from various fields and backgrounds. Only two real estate agents were selected to serve on the committee. The Foreclosure Mediation Program was created in 2009 with the passag...
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Energy-efficiency grants for nonprofits
CARSON CITY — NV Energy is seeking northern Nevada nonprofit organizations interested in receiving grants for energy-efficiency improvements. Individual projects can receive up to $5,000 in funding, and for grants between $5,000 and $10,000, agencies are required to provide a 50 percent matching investment. Application letters are due by Aug. 15, and the improvement projects must be completed by Nov. 15. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) qualified ...
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Summer yoga classes by Sparks Parks and Recreation
SPARKS — Take advantage of the invigorating yoga classes available through the Sparks Parks and Recreation Department this summer. The six-week sessions, taught by instructors from Yoga Loka studio, are held at the Larry D. Johnson Community Center at 1200 12th St. Yoga Basics will be held 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 9, through Sept. 13. The introductory course covers the principles, philosophy, movements, breathing and relaxation tech...
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Writing sought from Nevada veterans
RENO — The Nevada Office of Veterans Services (NOVS) and professors from the University of Nevada, Reno, Truckee Meadows Community College and Western Nevada College are joining together to present the Northern Nevada Veterans Writing Project. The project, open to veterans and family members, offers fiction and nonfiction instruction in a classroom setting for six weeks. A limited number of veterans who want to develop stories or sharpen an ex...
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Rural Rumble boxing returns to Fallon
FALLON — The city of Fallon and Let’s Get It On Promotions announced Tuesday the fourth annual Rural Rumble Fallon Fights 2011 on Aug. 27 at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. Headlining the card is Derek Hinkey (8-2, 7 KOs) of McDermitt, Nev. Hinkey will be making his return to the ring after a prolonged layoff due to a hand injury. Hinkey will take on the experienced and tough Anthony “Powerhouse” Bartinelli (20-14-2,13 KOs) of Phoenix, Ariz....
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Solar Hot Water 101 teaches about rebates
RENO — Sunvelope Solar of Sparks announced Tuesday that a collaborative series of community outreach events called “Solar Hot Water 101” will be available free to the public at many local library branches throughout northwest Nevada this month. This series of one-hour presentations is intended to teach the basics of modern solar hot water systems as well as outline the generous financial incentives offered by utility companies to install them....
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Atlantis to host new high-stakes poker TV show
RENO — The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is the host location for a new weekly poker show, “High Stakes Hold’em,” set to debut on Comcast SportsNet California at 10 p.m. on Aug. 3. “High Stakes Hold’em” is a 15-week series, comprised of one-hour episodes, created by Red Deck Productions and filmed entirely at the Atlantis. It is the first poker television show to be exclusively filmed in Reno. The series will feature 13 episodes filmed at a high ...
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UNR offers gaming development program
LAKE TAHOE — The 21st annual Executive Development Program for the gaming industry will be offered by the University of Nevada, Reno, Oct. 10-18 at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Casino and Resort. Sponsored by the university’s Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, College of Business and Extended Studies, the program’s emphasis is “Confronting Challenges and Embracing Opportunities — Strategic Leadership in the Gaming Industry.” The...
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Free August medical clinic dates include immunizations
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinic dates for August have been scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 6 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 20. The Aug. 6 clinic will focus on back-to-school immunizations for school-age children and teens, while the Aug. 20 clinic is a general clinic primarily serving adults. Student Outreach Clinics are a free service providing much-needed care for Washoe County’s medicall...
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Local doctor to be honored at benefit for children’s care
RENO — Dr. James B. Atcheson, an endocrinologist, will be honored by Renown Health at Magic 2011, this year’s Renown Health Foundation gala benefiting Renown Children’s Hospital. The gala, scheduled for Oct. 15, will be an evening filled with music and success stories from Renown Children’s Hospital. The program also includes the presentation of the Arthur J. Lurie M.D. Distinguished Physician Award, honoring Dr. Atcheson for the difference hi...
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BLM urges awareness of wildfire dangers
WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca District is reminding the community to be aware of the increased chance of wildfire due to drier conditions, hotter temperatures and a high amount of fuels. These conditions have increased the potential for large and destructive fires. To date, 18 human-caused wildfires have burned 7,587 acres within the Winnemucca BLM District. “We encourage everyone using public lands to be careful ...
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Contest to give river-friendly landscaping upgrades
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee River Watershed Council’s River Friendly Landscaping Program is seeking to restore residential properties with significant erosion problems near rivers and streams in Truckee. The River-Friendly Landscaping program will award three single-family residences with $5,000 rebates and one multi-family residential property with $10,000 to reimburse homeowners for completed river-friendly landscaping. The Truckee River W...
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Lavender Ridge event supports the arts
RENO — Join Sierra Arts from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Lavender Ridge for a lovely soiree to support the arts. The event will feature plenty of live local music, wine, food, shopping and a raffle. All proceeds from the raffle and 5 percent of gift store sale proceeds that evening will support Sierra Arts, a nonprofit organization that provides local arts programs and classes. Sunset Wednesdays is a collaboration between Lavender Ridge of Ren...
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National Clean Energy Summit
LAS VEGAS — The National Clean Energy Summit returns to Las Vegas to focus on “The Future of Energy” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Aria Resort and Casino at CityCenter. Co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress, Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International, Sen. Harry Reid and UNLV, this year’s National Clean Energy Summit 4.0: The Future of Energy will once again bring together veteran business executives, energy policy...
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Northern NV Medical Group welcomes two new doctors
SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center this week welcomed neurologist David Dapra, MD, and general surgeon Paul Gaulin, FRCS, to its team of physicians affiliated with the Northern Nevada Medical Group. Dapra earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed his residency in neurology at the University of New Mexico. Dapra is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Gaulin earned his medical deg...
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Denim & Diamonds to help moms in need
RENO — The 29th annual Denim & Diamonds dinner and auction benefitting Casa de Vida will be held this year on Aug. 19 at the Tannenbaum Event Center on Mount Rose Highway. The event begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails, live entertainment featuring Bad Neighbors, a dinner and a live auction. Proceeds will help fund Casa de Vida, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing personalized and comprehensive services for pregnant and postpartum young women ...
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Bowers Mansion Road closure
WASHOE VALLEY — As of Friday, SR429 (Bowers Mansion Road) will be closed from U.S. 395 to Davis Creek Camp Road. It will be closed for about one year while the interchange is completed. A detour has been created from Davis Creek Camp Road to Parker Ranch Road, then down to 395 next to the Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory. The normal flow of northbound/southbound traffic on 395 will not be impacted unless high wind warnings for commercial and/or ...
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