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UNR student groped on her way to school
RENO — Police are looking for a person who allegedly grabbed a female University of Nevda, Reno, student as she walked to class. At 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, the 27-year-old student was walking to the campus when she was physically attacked from behind in the 200 block of University Terrace by an unknown suspect. The suspect grabbed the woman’s buttocks and breasts. She fought the suspect and was able to run away and call the police. The suspect is ...
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Fatal accident on SR 88 at Centerville Lane
CARSON CITY — A Gardnerville man was killed on State Route 88 at Centerville Lane on Wednesday morning. According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, a red Hummer driven by Dona K. Tholl, a 51-year-old Gardnerville resident, was traveling west on Centerville Lane at about 11:30 a.m. when she failed to yield at a stop sign, striking a red and white Honda motorcycle driven by Craig William Ducar, a 42-year-old resident of Gardnerville. Ducar was prono...
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County OKs $56.8 million in capital projects
RENO — Washoe County commissioners on Tuesday approved a capital improvement project (CIP) five-year project plan, including $56.8 million in capital expenditures for the current fiscal year. The projects, funded by dedicated funding sources, voter approved initiatives, grants and the general fund will be used for parks construction projects, debt financing, water resources, roads infrastructure preservation, technology projects and building i...
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Waste Management acquires land for ‘Ecocenter’
RENO — Waste Management announced Tuesday the purchase of a one-acre parcel of land on East Commercial Row in Reno in anticipation of building a 60,000 square-foot LEED Certified Ecocenter to help Washoe County reach and exceed its 35 percent recycling mandate set forth last year. The Ecocenter would support an enhanced residential and commercial collection program for recycling and solid waste, and sustain existing and future waste-to-energy ...
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Liver recipient honored at Transplant Games
RENO — Liver transplant recipient Tracy Copeland wowed the world with her athletic feats at the 18th World Transplant Games in Göteborg, Sweden, June 17-24. Copeland returned to the United States with six gold medals to her name, winning first place in her age group (40-49), for the 3K run, team 3K run, 5K cycling time trials, 20K cycling road race, virtual triathlon and 1500-meter run. She also was one of the USA silver medalists in the 4x400...
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Outdoor camp honors memory of Nevada high school student
RENO — The Maison T. Ortiz Youth Outdoor Skills Camp will be held today through Sunday at Winnemucca Ranch. The camp, created and organized through a collaborative effort by Nevada Bighorns Unlimited, Northern Nevada Chapter of the Safari Club International, Sparks Rotary and the Fred Searles Trust, is dedicated to providing a unique outdoor experience and teaching valuable outdoor skills to urban and rural children of northern Nevada. The cam...
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Hot August Nights drag races are back
SPARKS — A fan favorite gone for many years makes a repeat appearance for the Hot August Nights 25th Anniversary. The official Hot August Nights classic car drag racing event will take place from Aug. 10 through 13 in the west parking lot of John Ascuaga’s Nugget. The smell of burning rubber burnouts and gasoline, paired with classic eye candy and high adrenaline levels caused by risky racing, the Hot August Nights drag races have always been ...
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The right mulch can reduce fire hazard around your home
RENO — A study from University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s (UNCE) Living With Fire Program shows that most common mulches are combustible under dry, hot and windy weather conditions but that different mulches vary considerably when it comes to flame height and the spread of fire. UNCE natural resource specialist Ed Smith found that shredded rubber, pine needles and shredded western red cedar demonstrated the “the most hazardous fire beha...
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SF Fire color guard to salute fallen comrade
VIRGINIA CITY — A San Francisco Fire Department color guard will form in the Virginia Exempt Firemen’s Cemetery in Virginia City at 3:45 p.m. Friday to toast William Mullen who died in the El Dorado Saloon in that town on April 23, 1877. The ceremony takes place as antique fire equipment and teams gather for the Virginia City firemen’s muster this weekend, which is free and open to the public. The toast to Mullen has become a tradition for the...
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Join the BLM for a stargazing camp out
ELKO — Join the Elko District Bureau of Land Management for a fun, family astronomical camp at the Wilson Reservoir Recreation Area on Saturday beginning at dusk. Recreation intern Sally Albrecht will host an evening of learning about constellations, planets and lunar formations. The evening’s activities also will include a night hike for those brave enough to venture out after dark along with activities designed to learn about astronomy. Brin...
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Local LGBT youth group starting up
RENO — Local HIV/AIDS organization Northern Nevada HOPES is starting a youth group specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning and straight allies between the ages of 14 and 18. The first meeting of the youth group will take place at 4 p.m. on July 20 in Suite 1A of the HOPES complex located at 580 W. Fifth St. The LGBT youth group hopes to provide a safe place for young LGBT people in northern Nevada to gather....
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NV Energy increases refrigerator rebate
LAS VEGAS — NV Energy has increased the rebate offered through its refrigerator recycling program to $50 during July and August. In addition to the rebate, NV Energy will pick up the second refrigerator or freezer for free and then recycle 95 percent of the unit. Old refrigerators and freezers use up to four times more electricity than newer energy-efficient models. Customers can save up to $140 a year on utility bills by eliminating a second ...
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Former Wolf Pack golfer to play in Reno-Tahoe Open
RENO — The Reno-Tahoe Open announced last week that former University of Nevada, Reno golfer Scott Smith will play in the 13th annual tournament, scheduled for Aug. 1 through 7. Smith was awarded one of just four unrestricted exemptions to play in this year’s event. Smith is the second golfer to receive an unrestricted exemption, with the first going to Pac-10 champion Martin Trainer. Smith has been a highly decorated and well-liked player at ...
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Triathlon at Pyramid Lake will take place in August
SUTCLIFFE — The 2011 Pyramid Lake Sprint Triathlon will be held starting at 8 a.m. on Aug. 6 at the Sutcliffe Marina at Pyramid Lake. The race will consist of a half-mile swim, 14-mile bike ride and three-mile run. The competition will start and end just south of the Sutcliffe Marina. For the past six years, the Reno Area Triathletes have been the race directors for the Pyramid Lake Triathlon and this year’s event drew a record 260 participant...
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New medical exercise program from Saint Mary’s
RENO — Exercise has long been associated with improved health outcomes, especially for those with existing medical conditions. To emphasize the importance of exercise on wellness, Saint Mary’s Center for Health and Fitness will offer the region’s first comprehensive medical exercise program. The program will provide participants with support and education to enhance vitality and overall health. “This new program will provide individuals with r...
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BLM issues right-of-way for mountain bike and hiking trail
WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office has issued a right-of-way to Humboldt County for the Winnemucca Mountain Bike and Hiking Trail on Winnemucca Mountain. The trail system will consist of nearly seven miles of interconnected trails of differing skill levels. Humboldt County obtained Question One grant funding for the project and has an agreement with Great Basin Institute for the t...
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Raley’s stores launch $3.99 generic prescriptions
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Raley’s grocery stores have launched a $3.99 money-saving prescription program now effective at its 105 pharmacy locations throughout Northern California and Nevada. This program lowers prices on hundreds of commonly used generic medications and is accessible to all customers with prescription needs. Customers will have the option to take advantage of either a 30-day supply for $3.99, or a 90-day supply for $9.99, at ...
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Geothermal industry to get boost from UNR research
RENO — An ambitious University of Nevada, Reno project to understand and characterize geothermal potential at nearly 500 sites throughout the Great Basin is yielding a bounty of information for the geothermal industry to use in developing resources in Nevada, according to a report to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The project, based in the university’s Bureau of Mines and Geology in the College of Science, is funded by a $1 million DOE g...
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Archery Days at Cabela’s Today
RENO — Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, will be the place to be for all things involving archery hunting as the store hosts a series of free seminars on equipment, technique, camo clothing and more this weekend at the Reno store. Included in the series of free seminars and demonstrations are archery releases, big game tips, camo clothing, high success elk calling plus free and rattlesnake avoidance for dogs. Various manufacturer’s rep...
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Native Americans showcase traditions
WADSWORTH — Experience the energy of a drum circle, the exhilaration of traditional dancing and the appeal of time-honored hand games at one of Nevada’s many American Indian cultural events this summer. The Silver State is home to several American Indian tribes — including the Paiute, Washoe and Western Shoshone — that live in various bands or groups throughout the state, and that showcase their individual heritage at annual powwows and specia...
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