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BLM seeks comment on Tungsten Mtn. geothermal project
CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office, is seeking public comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Tungsten Mountain Geothermal Exploration Project proposed by Ormat Technologies Inc., in Edwards Creek Valley, Churchill County, about 36 miles west of Austin, Nev. The BLM will accept public comments on the EA through close of business on Feb. 28. The proposed geothermal explor...
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Tohoku shows potential for Pacific NW megaquake
RENO — The March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake is a grim reminder of the potential for another strong-motion mega-earthquake along the Pacific Northwest coast, geophysicist John Anderson of the University of Nevada, Reno told members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in a lecture at their annual conference Sunday in Vancouver, B.C. “The Cascadia fault line, which runs from southern Canada all the way to Northern Californi...
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Plaintiffs appealing Vegas casino age bias ruling
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six former Las Vegas Strip casino spa employees are asking an appeals court to overrule a federal judge and let a jury decide if they were dismissed because of their ages. Lawyer Michael Balaban said Tuesday he’s asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to overturn U.S. District Judge Roger Hunt’s decision to toss out the age discrimination suit filed in 2010 against the Treasure Island hotel-casino. Hunt ...
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Clark County swears in new district attorney, Steve Wolfson
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County has its new district attorney, and Las Vegas is beginning a process to fill the City Council seat he left. Steve Wolfson was sworn in by Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Cherry during a Tuesday ceremony before the Clark County Commission. Wolfson is 57. He’s a former county and federal prosecutor turned defense lawyer. He’s been in private practice in Las Vegas since 1987. He’s married to Jackie Glass, the for...
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NV Energy reports lower year-end profit in 2011
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NV Energy Inc. says cost controls will be a priority during the new fiscal year, after reporting net income of $163.4 million, or 69 cents per share, for 2011. The year-end figure reported Tuesday compared with net income of $227 million, or 96 cents per share, for fiscal 2010. Revenue was down from $3.3 billion in 2010 to $2.9 billion in the year ending Dec. 31. Company losses of $25.2 million, or 11 cents a share, in the fou...
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Local financial partner named to Ronald McDonald House board
RENO — Steve Rose, partner and lead financial advisor at Abowd & Rose Financial Group, was recently name to the board of trustees for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) for northern Nevada. A graduate of the University of Nevada Reno, Rose will serve on the RMHC Scholarship Committee and the Finance Committee. “I am honored to be a part of the rich 25-year history of the Reno Ronald McDonald House,” Rose said. “The RMHC U.S. Scholarshi...
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SHS seeks donations for athletic fundraiser
SPARKS — The Sparks High School Athletic Department will hold its 11th annual Quarter Auction at 6 p.m. March 31 at the Sparks Recreation Center, 98 Richards Way. The evening will open with a silent auction and no-host cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner buffet at 6:30 p.m. and live auction at 7 p.m. The school is seeking donations of both items and services from businesses in and around the Truckee Meadows. All proceeds from the auctioning of these i...
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Bearded ladies, cross dressers, noise makers to celebrate Purim
RENO — Area Jewish organizations will host a community Purim party at 6:30 p.m. on March 10 at the Atlantis Resort Casino. Purim is one of the most festive of the Jewish holidays. It is a time of great laughter, noise makers and food. The festival of Purim celebrates the deliverance from the Jews from a destructive plot, as described in the Biblical book of Esther. The March 10 festivities will include a costume contest, Israeli dancing, belly...
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Yerington lands bill introduced in the House
WASHINGTON — Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.), along with original co-sponsors Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) and Joe Heck (R-Nev.), announced last week the introduction of the Yerington Land Conveyance and Sustainable Development Act. The bill would convey approximately 10,000 acres of land administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the city of Yerington for commercial, industrial, recreational and cultural development. The city and Lyon...
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BLM seeks new pasture for wild horses, burros
WASHINGTON — As part of its responsibility to manage and protect wild horses and burros, the Bureau of Land Management is soliciting bids for new, publicly accessible pasture facilities located in the continental United States that provide a free-roaming environment.  The solicitation is for one or more long-term pasture facilities accommodating 400 to 2,000 wild horses.  Each pasture facility must be able to provide humane care for a one-year...
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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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