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LPGA hall of famers to play Pro-Am at Hidden Valley
RENO — The field of 20 golf legends for the second annual Patty Sheehan & Friends Pro-Am, an official LPGA Legends Tour event, includes four LPGA Hall of Famers: Amy Alcott, Pat Bradley, Hollis Stacy and Patty Sheehan. The tournament, scheduled for June 1, returns to Hidden Valley Country Club with proceeds benefitting the Patty Sheehan Foundation, supporting local women’s and children’s charities. The cost for a Pro-Am foursome is $4,000. “Th...
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César Chávez Celebration X set for March 31
RENO — Nevada César Chávez Day X takes place on March 31 at Circus Circus Hotel-Casino in Reno. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. As always, members of César Chávez’s immediate family have been invited, as have Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature’s new Latino Caucus. The legendary labor leader was born March 31, 1927, near Yuma, Ariz. In accordance with the bi-partisan measure passed by the 2009 legislature, the governor wil...
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Nevada State Museum to honor founder
CARSON CITY — A “For Sale” sign on the U.S. Mint building in Carson City gave birth to the Nevada State Museum when Clark Guild happened by on a walk one Sunday morning in 1939. The determined and devoted District Court judge, considered the father of Nevada State Museum, will be celebrated with the dedication of a bronze bust at the place it all began. Members of the Guild family and relatives in the Russell family will be honored at a public...
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DRI scientist wins top honor in China
RENO — Dr. Judith Chow of the Desert Research Institute received the 2011 Sanqin Friendship Award, one of the highest recognitions by the Chinese government, for her scientific contributions to the Shaanxi Province. The award certificate and plaque were presented to Dr. Chow on March 1 by Yaotang Lei, chair of the Shaanxi Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs, during a ceremony in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province, at the Institute of Eart...
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Associated Management receives statewide honors
RENO — Brian Delisle, a community manager for Associated Management, Inc. (AMI), and the Belsera Heights Homeowners Association were recently recognized at a Nevada Community Associations Institute (CAI) chapter awards gala. “Brian and the Belsera Heights Homeowners Association are very deserving of these awards,” said AMI President and CEO Laura Price. “AMI is dedicated to delivering the best services available to our residents and these awar...
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BLM seeks comment on Burning Man five-year permit
WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office, is seeking comment on a preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Burning Man Event Special Recreation Permit for the 2012-2016 period. The BLM will accept comments on the EA through April 16. Black Rock City LLC’s proposal for the 2012-2016 permit/events includes a participant population level from 58,000 increasing to 70,000 during the fiv...
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Kiwanis Bike Program to open new home
Larger facility is located on Valley Road in Reno
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Alternative Break Club community service trips
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Alternative Break Club has planned two community service trips, one to Point Reyes, Calif. and one to rural Nevada, for undergraduate students during the school’s spring break, which began Saturday and continues through March 24.
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Sparks’ ‘C’ Street parking garage to undergo repairs
Beginning Monday, the city of Sparks parking garage at the southeast corner of C Street and 10th Street will be under repair.
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Miller calls Angle’s voter fraud claims ‘unsupported’
Secretary of State Ross Miller issued a statement Thursday regarding Sharron Angle’s announcement of her plan to produce a documentary on voter fraud.
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New resort partners join ‘What’s Your Passion?’ campaign
The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority announced Thursday that the Eldorado Hotel Casino and Silver Legacy Resort Casino have joined the RSCVA's new campaign to promote Reno Tahoe USA as a friendly, four-season resort destination.
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American Lung Association in Nevada lauds CDC’s ‘Former Smok...
RENO — The American Lung Association in Nevada commends the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Tips from Former Smokers” media campaign and applauds the Obama Administration for its leadership on smoking cessation with this groundbreaking national media campaign on the health effects of tobacco use. Last week’s release of the 31st U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, “Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults,” revealed th...
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Wild bird courtships are entertaining
RENO — Now is the time of year when male wild birds begin to draw the attention of females, and these courtship practices can be as entertaining as they are complex, according to the experts at Wild Birds Unlimited. Bird courtship displays are integral to mating and raising young. Female birds often choose suitors based on appearance, the ability to provide food, evidence that the male can build the strongest and safest nest and other characte...
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City hangs flower baskets to ready for spring
RENO —  Members of The Chamber’s Leadership Reno Sparks (LRS) program gathered at the City of Reno’s greenhouse to plant 40 hanging flower baskets on Saturday. Baskets will spend the next several weeks growing in the city’s greenhouse and are scheduled to line the streets of downtown Reno, near the Truckee River, by late May. The project, an Adopt-a-Spot organized by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, involved the LRS class learning how to proper...
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Go Red For Women luncheon $201,000-plus
RENO — More than 500 guests in red attire gathered on March 2 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa for the eighth annual Go Red for Women Luncheon. This year, the American Heart Association’s Go Red luncheon raised more than $201,000 in efforts to support women’s heart health. The distinguished annual purse auction and the Open Your Heart fundraiser portion of the luncheon, led by the personal stories of five local heart disease survivors led to ...
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Sparks company to demo innovative airbag at Virginia City Gr...
SPARKS — SaferMoto, distributor of one of the most innovative safety products for riders, will be demonstrating its line of lightweight inflatable vests and jackets using protective airbag technology at the Virginia City Grand Prix, April 28-29 in Virginia City. The annual motorcycle racing event is presented by the Virginia City Motorcycle Club. It attracts 3,000 spectators and close to 1,000 competitors from 13 Western states racing in 23 di...
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Free bus rides on St. Patrick’s Day
RENO — Plan a safe St. Patrick’s Day celebration and take RTC Ride for free after 4 p.m. Saturday. The fully funded free service is made possible by donations from Northern Nevada DUI Task Force, Ceol Irish Pub, KOLO 8, SWAG 97.3, Alice 96.5 and Zero Fatalities. Saturday transit schedules are in effect for RTC Ride, Rapid and Connect, and all service will be free from 4 p.m. until the end of regularly scheduled service that day. RTC Sierra Spi...
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Speaker series to prepare for summer on Tahoe Rim Trail
RENO — Outdoor outfitter store REI is pleased to partner with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for the return of the April speakers series. This year’s presentations will include information for everyone but will give special attention to hikers and mountain bikers. Speakers will provide information on where to go, what to bring with you and how to have fun while respecting others and the environment. Admission to each presentation in the serie...
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Teams prepare for 9th annual CANstruction
RENO ­— For the ninth year, CANstruction is back with sculptures made of edibles, competing as well as feeding. The fundraising event for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada will be held March 28 through April 1 at Meadowood Mall. There will be a total of 11 professional and student teams creating large art structures out of canned and packaged food. The event is organized by the American Institute of Architects of Northern Nevada (AIANN) and spo...
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Train to hike to Half Dome summit with ACHIEVE Fitness
RENO — ACHIEVE Fitness has obtained permits for hiking to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park the week of July 22. Assignment of permits is by lottery and only 400 people are allowed to climb to the summit each day. To get conditioned for the climb to the top of Half Dome or tackling some of the country’s other most challenging hiking trails, ACHIEVE Fitness is offering its fifth annual Train to Hike to Half Dome Summit program. ...
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