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Sparks firefighters out to “Fill-the-Boot” at Rib Cook-Off
SPARKS — The Sparks Fire Department and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1265 will once again combine efforts to participate in this year’s annual Muscular Dystrophy Association “Fill-the-Boot” donation drive. MDA donations to Fill-the-Boot will be taken from two locations this year: • At the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off on the corner of Victorian Avenue and E. Victorian Plaza from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday (...
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UNR ranked among the world’s top 500
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno, has been named to a list of the world’s top 500 universities. The 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities includes institutions from 40 countries. “This ranking emphasizes faculty quality and research output, and therefore makes an important statement about the commitment and progress of this university,” said University President Marc Johnson. “Joining this worldwide list reflects the high-caliber te...
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Bill Harrah to be honored today at Aces Ballpark
RENO — Before there was Caesars, or the Paris or Rio hotel casinos, there was Harrah’s Bingo Club founded by gaming magnate William F. Harrah in 1937. Harrah believed, “to be successful, you have to do things the best way.” And successful he was. His lone Reno bingo hall started the Caesars empire. Harrah would have turned 100 years old today, and the city of Reno is set to honor this historic Nevadan and celebrate his legacy by proclaiming Se...
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Psychologist from UNR studies grief recovery, worked with 9/...
RENO — A University of Nevada, Reno psychologist who has worked with 9/11 survivors is bringing the lessons he learned from working with the survivors to others trying to cope with prolonged grief. Tony Papa, now an assistant professor of psychology at the UNR was working on his doctorate degree in clinical psychology at Columbia University under George Bonanno when the 9/11 tragedy occurred. About one month after the attacks, Papa and Bonanno...
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Special balloon open house at May Museum
RENO — Great Reno Balloon Race spectators are invited to enjoy a free open house at the Wilbur D. May Museum as part of their early morning visit to Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. Admission is free throughout the weekend. The museum will open early Sept. 9 through 11 to accommodate visitors to the balloon races. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 9 and 10, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 11. The museum will display two art exhibits during the...
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Join the Arbor Day Foundation, get 10 trees
RENO — As part of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign, everyone from Nevada who joins the Foundation in September will receive 10 free Arizona cypress trees. Trees for America is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation that encourages everyone to plant trees to help the environment. The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to planting trees, with more than 1 million members n...
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Children’s Cabinet to hold 9/11 tribute
RENO — In honor of the spirit of service that followed the events on Sept. 11, 2001, join the Children’s Cabinet, Nevada Volunteers and the Nevada National Guard in celebrating service in our community. On Sept. 10, these organizations will hold a 9/11 day of tribute family event with food, games, face painting, guest speakers, memory quilt-decorating and more. Attendees also will learn ways to volunteer in the community and will be able to si...
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Cabela’s to host Waterfowl Classic
RENO — Cabela’s outdoor outfitter will host its Waterfowl Classic, the retailer’s biggest waterfowl event of the season, Sept. 17 and 18, at stores across the United States, including the Reno store. Some of the biggest names in the waterfowl industry will be on hand to sign autographs, demonstrate products and help participants become better duck and goose hunters by conducting seminars and visiting one-on-one. With giveaways, early-bird spec...
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Reward offered in shooting of Sparks teen
SPARKS — Secret Witness is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted in connection with the shooting death of a young man in the area of the Lansdowne Apartments, located at 1215 Sullivan Lane. At 1:40 a.m. Sunday, Sparks Police responded to the above area on reports of multiple gun shots being fired. Upon arrival, they found 16-year-old Abel Meza-Campos inside an apartment suffering ...
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Nevada Magazine names winners of annual photo contest
CARSON CITY — Following the theme of its 75th anniversary, Nevada Magazine’s 2011 photo contest is a celebration of the best images from the state’s six tourism territories: Las Vegas Territory, Pony Express Territory, Cowboy Country, Indian Territory, Nevada Silver Trails and Reno-Tahoe Territory. Also new this year is a “Then & Now” category, in which photographers were asked to re-create former Nevada Highways and Parks or Nevada Magazine c...
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Vote for a local school in Raley’s grant program
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Friday is the final day for local schools to submit their Raley’s Reach nominations for the chance to win a $5,000 grant to benefit their back-to-school needs. So far, Raley’s has received nominations from Roy Gomm Elementary School in Reno and Gardnerville Elementary School. If selected as the winner, Roy Gomm Elementary plans to use the grant money to purchase educational computer software for all classrooms to prepare s...
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Green College class to focus on fall veggie planting
SPARKS — Learn how to grow and harvest vegetables even after the cooler weather sets in at a free Green College Class at Rail City Garden Center, 1720 Brierley Way, at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Jedi master gardener Randy Robison also will teach participants how to get a jump start on spring planting by planning now. Seating for the class is limited and reservations are recommended. To reserve a seat, call 335-1551. While the class is free, a donati...
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Two added to cardiology team at Saint Mary’s
RENO — Saint Mary’s Medical Group is expanding its physician team to offer more services to patients with heart and vascular conditions. Dr. James Lee has joined the group as an interventional cardiologist. Interventional cardiologists are specialists who use non-surgical techniques such as cardiac catheterization to diagnose and treat the heart. In this role, Dr. Lee will work alongside the new cardiology medical director, Steven Herrmann, Ph...
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State senate announces committee appointments
LAS VEGAS — Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford this week announced his appointments to standing committees that will shape state policy in the key areas of economic development, health care and education. Horsford also nominated himself to serve on the Mining Oversight & Accountability Commission. “I want to make sure the reforms we passed during the 2011 Legislature are implemented by the Nevada Tax Commission, and the mining industry pay...
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More than 6,000 votes cast on first day
CARSON CITY — Secretary of State Ross Miller’s deletions division on Monday released the first look at early voting turnout in Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District (CD2) special election. In all, 6,183 votes were cast on Saturday, the first day of early voting. The elections division will be receiving daily updates from county clerks and registrars of voters with polling locations in CD2. Each day, those early voting totals will be posted on th...
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Victorian Ave. now closed for Rib Cook-Off
SPARKS — Victorian Avenue between Pyramid Way and 14th Street is now closed through Sept. 6 for the 23rd Annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off. The event will begin Wednesday and be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. No pets are permitted at Victorian Square during the event (except service animals). Parking is available in the parking structure at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, as well as the two city parking structures located at C and 10th st...
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Public invited to ‘Predictably Irrational’ speech at UNR
RENO — In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the University of Nevada, Reno, departments of economics and sociology, behavioral economist Dan Ariely will visit the university from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday to present “Predictably Irrational,” a discussion based on his New York Times bestselling book, “Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions.” Ariely studies how people actually act in the marketplace, as opposed to...
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Burning Man travel advisory
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe would like to advise travelers to this year’s Burning Man Festival to slow down.
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Edible Pedal 100 on Sept. 18
Calling all serious and recreational cyclists and foodies!
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