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Meeting to discuss distracted driving
RENO — Attorney Lindsay Eaton and paralegal Kristin Smith of the Las Vegas law office of White & Wetheral will focus on the dangers and penalties associated with distracted driving at the Washoe Zephyrs Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) networking meeting today at the Claim Jumper Restaurant at 4905 S. Virginia St. Distracted driving involves texting, surfing the Internet, playing games and talking on cell phones with...
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Sparks City Hall closed Monday
In honor of Presidents Day, Sparks City Hall will be closed Monday.
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Reno-Tahoe International named top airport for skiers
Professional skiers ranked Reno-Tahoe International the third best airport for skiers in the nation, ahead of major hub airports like Denver and Salt Lake City, according to Ski Magazine.
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City of Reno closures for Monday
Reno City Hall and administrative offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day.
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Cabela’s offers free hunting and fishing seminars
Cabela’s is kicking off spring by offering a series of free seminars and demonstrations on a variety of hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities during it’s annual Spring Great Outdoor Days celebration March 3 and 4 at its Reno store.
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Secretary of State addresses nominating process
Secretary of State Ross Miller’s office is in consideration of several potential vacancies for District Judge office during the course of the 2012 election cycle.
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Make an imprint on Nevada with AmeriCorps
Each year Nevada AmeriCorps grantees impact the quality of life in Nevada through national service funding provided through the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.
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BLM to host communication forum
The BLM is hosting an open communications forum Feb. 29 to provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about projects being undertaken by the Elko District as well as a forum to provide input to the BLM.
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Kirkwood to host inaugural festival
The inaugural High Up Fest, a one-day musical event that brings together the popular reggae movement with rock and hip hop, will host a national line-up of musical acts at Kirkwood Mountain Resort on March 24.
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15 hours of free flapjacks at IHOP
SPARKS — On Feb. 28, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations made at IHOPs in the Sparks area w...
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NV court says man’s $3M estate goes to the state
CARSON CITY (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court says the $3 million estate of a man who disinherited his family reverts to the state. In a unanimous opinion Thursday, justices reversed a lower court judge in Clark County who awarded the estate of William Melton to his daughter, Vicki Palm. Melton disinherited Palm decades ago. Melton signed a formal will in 1975, leaving most of his estate to his parents and saying his daughter “was to receive not...
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Calif. senator calls Nevada Tahoe law inflammatory
CARSON CITY (AP) — A leader in the California Senate has some strong words for Nevada over its threats to withdraw from the decades-old Lake Tahoe Compact. Sen. Darrell Steinberg, a Democrat from Sacramento, calls Nevada’s move to possibly leave the bistate Tahoe Regional Planning Agency “inflammatory” and “provocative.” Nevada lawmakers complain that votes needed on the 14-member governing board to approve regulations and projects within the ...
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BLM signs revised agreement for tribal consultation and publ...
CARSON CITY — Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey this week signed a revision to the BLM’s agreement that clarifies how the agency consults with tribes and other consulting parties on activities that might affect historic properties. The PA has three signatories: the BLM, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO). Abbey, ACHP Executive Director J...
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Computer classes certify employees’ skill levels
RENO — Employers continue to rank computer proficiency as a very important quality for their employees to possess, according to the 2012 Job Outlook Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Truckee Meadows Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division has developed three non-credit computer skills certification programs that offer proof of one’s software prowess. “We’re here to build their con...
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Leadership program Alumni Association hits 50 members
RENO — Leadership Reno Sparks, a program of The Chamber, announces 50 members have joined the program’s new Alumni Association. Started in spring 2011, the LRS Alumni Association has representation from the inaugural 1985 class, the most recent class and many in between. The mission of the Leadership Reno Sparks Alumni Association is to enhance relationships and act as a liaison between The Chamber and its leadership programs while strengtheni...
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License plates to support mining education
RENO — The Nevada DMV has accepted the Northern Nevada Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (NNSME) application and $5,000 surety bond for a special license plate to support Earth sciences education in Nevada. This is the first step in a three-step approval process to issue a new Nevada license plate. The second step is authorization by the Commission on Special License Plates,  comprised of five state legislators. The third step is ...
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Gem faire coming to Grand Sierra
Reno — Gem faire is coming to the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino on Friday, March 16 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $7 and is valid for the entire weekend. Numerous world renowned importers/exporters and manufacturers will be on site with the largest selection of fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals, findings and much more. Finished and...
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Immigration office shooting leaves 2 dead, 1 wounded
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Two people were fatally shot and one was wounded Thursday at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Long Beach, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The Long Beach police official said the shooter killed one person, wounded another with a shot to the stomach, and then was killed. It was not immediately clear if the shooter died from a self-inflicted wound. The official spoke on condition of ...
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Another lawsuit filed in Reno Air Race crash
RENO (AP) — The family of a Washington state man who was killed in September’s crash at the Reno Air Races is filing a wrongful death suit. It’s the latest in a string of similar lawsuits filed after the crash that killed 11 people and injured 70. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the lawsuit filed by the family of Gregory Morcum accuses Reno Air Racing Association Inc. of holding an unsafe event. Morcum was a spectator at the race. Associ...
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Las Vegas woman nominated to federal judge post
LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated a Las Vegas judge to serve on the U.S. District Court in Nevada. Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish was named Thursday in an announcement from the White House. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989 and became a judge in 2007. Cadish spent twelve years at the Nevada-based law firm of Hale, Lane, Peek, Dennison & Howard before becoming a judge. If co...
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