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Bacon, Bourbon and Brews inaugural charity event Friday
CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada presents the inaugural Bacon, Bourbon and Brews event from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch.
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Dash for Dads raises $25,000 for prostate cancer
More than 500 people participated in this year’s 5K race and walk on Father’s Day.
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Levco receives award from Sparks program
The Sparks award program has chosen Levco Transmission and Auto Repairs for the 2013 Sparks Awards in the Oil Changes and Lubrication Classification.
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Sparks court admin selected for award
Janine Baker, the administrator at Sparks Justice Court, was recently selected by the Nevada Association of Court Executives as its 2012 Executive of the Year.
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Sleep-away summer Girl Scout camp open to all girls
Girls will have an unforgettable summer at Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada’s Camp Wasiu II in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains.
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Give Hope Foundation raises $8,500 for local children
Northern Nevada’s Give Hope Foundation hosted its 2013 Annual Golf Tournament at LakeRidge Golf Course on May 31.
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Reno Rodeo Parade marches on downtown Saturday
More than 160 entries, including local non-profit organizations and 16 performance equestrian drill teams will be participating in the parade.
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JA Nugget Rib Cook-Off makes national summer festivals list
The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off has been named one of the top “10 Summer Festivals Worth the Pit Stop,” according to the popular website Salon.com.
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Summer food service program offers food free to local children
The Boys & Girls Club will serve meals and snacks to all children free of charge from June 10 through Aug. 9.
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Guided summer hikes with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association
With the start of the summer hiking season upon us, Tahoe’s peaks, wildflowers and vistas are beginning to beckon.
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The Loneliest Art Collection opening at the Comstock History...
The Comstock History Center presents “Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada,” featuring 35 pieces of art from Wally Cuchine’s collection.
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Redneck Rodeo Truck Show winners announced
SPARKS -- The 2nd Annual Redneck Rodeo Truck show on Friday was bigger and better than last year, with more than 100 redneck trucks in attendance! That’s up from just 40 redneck trucks in 2012. John Ascuaga’s Nugget and the Reno Rodeo plan to continue to grow the event in the coming years. “It would be great to bring in people from the surrounding regions, and eventually be able to line Victorian Avenue with redneck trucks,” said Lauren Garber...
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Give Hope Foundation hosts annual golf classic Friday
RENO - The Give Hope Foundation announced its 2013 Annual Golf Tournament, the Give Hope Northern Nevada Golf Classic at LakeRidge Golf Course on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm. This annual event raises money to assist local children and their families dealing with catastrophic childhood illnesses and provides an opportunity for community members to join together for a beautiful afternoon of golf, generosity and fun. Give Hope is operated 100...
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Professional Firefighters of Nevada embark on “Living With F...
RENO -- (LAS VEGAS, NV) – The Professional Firefighters of Nevada (PFFN) recently embarked on a new partnership with the “Living With Fire” Program, a community educational effort developed and managed by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension to encourage Nevadans to live safer with the rising threat of wildfires. The 17 locals within the PFFN will be participating in the campaign this year by helping to deliver the established messag...
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Ken Coll named dean of College of Education
RENO, Nev. – Ken Coll has been named dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. Coll comes to Nevada from Boise State University where he serves as associate dean of the College of Education. Much of Coll’s career and research have focused on educational psychology and counseling, specialties that overlap with student development at all levels from pre-kindergarten through higher education. Coll spent nearly a decade w...
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President Obama nominates UNR archivist to national board
RENO – The University of Nevada, Reno’s Jacquelyn Sundstrand is relishing in both the honor and the excitement of having been selected by President Barack Obama to serve on the Institute of Museum and Library Services Board for a five-year appointment. Sundstrand, an associate professor and the Manuscripts and Archives Librarian in the University Libraries’ Special Collections since 2001, recently returned from Washington, D.C. where she was s...
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Guns and Hoses tournament raises nearly $12,000
RENO -- The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District's inaugural Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament raised $11,835.00 for the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation this week. Eighty golfers from the Sheriff’s Office and TMFPD took time off work to compete in the tournament on Monday, May 20. The idea for the tournament was first suggested by the Hidden Valley Country Club. “When Hidden Valley Country Club ...
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RTC seeks public input on complete streets survey
SPARKS -- The Regional Transportation Commission in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is requesting public participation in a survey to help assess the economic impacts of roadways where Complete Streets have been implemented. During the past few years, RTC has redesigned some area streets to improve safety and enhance access for all users such as bicyclists, transit riders, pedestrians and motorists. Studies indicate numer...
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Tahoe Area Summer Camps for youth
INCLINE VILLAGE — The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, and the American Red Cross (ARC) are partnering for their sixth annual Youth Backcountry Camp (YBCC) summer program. Teens ages 12 to 17 are invited to attend one of the three, five or six day programs and partake in an inspiring wilderness experience. Year after year, these programs prove to be a great opportunity for local teens to make new friends wh...
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Sierra Contractor’s Source Sponsoring Networking Event “How ...
RENO — From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sierra Contractor’s Source (SCS) is hosting "How to Build Local," an event to promote local business networking with new and existing members. Free event exhibitor space is still available for any vendors or businesses wanting to connect with the construction industry in northern Nevada, said Frank Hawbolt, owner of Sierra Contractor’s Source. It will be held at 860 Maestro Drive, with food catered by Sauc...
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