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Weiner dog races return
VIRGINIA CITY – Just as Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny formed a winning box office team in the movie “Space Jam,” the competition will be hot and hilarious for Pet Jam on the Comstock this weekend. A Pet Jamboree has been added to the annual Virginia City Pet Parade. The Pet Jam will be held today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Silverland Arena, directly behind the Silverland Inn & Suites, the same area used for the annual Virginia City Camel Ra...
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BLM seeks public comment
ELY – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is soliciting public comment on the Management Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Weepah Spring and Worthington Mountains Wilderness Areas, located in Lincoln County. The 45-day public comment period concludes Friday, Aug. 12. Interested individuals should address all written comments to the Bureau of Land Management, Ely District Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV, 89301, ...
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Blasting cancer
SPARKS – The talented cast of the Reno Dance Company will dazzle their audience with Broadway Blast for Breast Cancer Awareness to raise funds to support local breast cancer survivors. This spectacular song and dance performance is a montage of Broadway musicals beginning with “the classic melodies of 42nd Street,” “Funny Girl,” “Westside Story,” “A Chorus Line” and “Cats” in addition to a celebration of musical sensations that include Rent, W...
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Saint Mary’s offers free Tdap shots
SPARKS – All entering seventh graders are now required to get immunized against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) before enrolling in a public or private school. Free Tdap shots will be offered on Wednesday, July 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the new Saint Mary’s Immunizations office at 1625 E. Prater Way in Sparks and Wednesday, July 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Saint Mary’s Urgent Care on 18653 Wedge Parkway in Reno. For more information or to sch...
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Salvation Army joins Harrah’s Green Fair
RENO — The Salvation Army is one of the nation’s original recyclers and will be among the organizations, agencies and businesses partnering with Harrah’s Reno for its second annual Green Fair this weekend. The eco-friendly event is slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on Harrah’s Plaza in downtown Reno. The drive will collect gently used clothing and other household items. New school supplies also would be greatly appreciated, as The Salvatio...
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Cashell speaks at geothermal summit
RENO — For the first time, the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) will bring together industry and government leaders from both the state and national level for the GEA National Geothermal Summit to talk about geothermal energy and some of the key opportunities and challenges to its success and growth. A productive dialogue at this event, to be held Aug. 16 and 17 at the Grand Sierra Resort, will help accelerate geothermal projects across the...
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Nevada, Calif. celebrate Olympic Day
RENO — Olympic spirit descended upon Harrah’s Plaza at the downtown Reno Arch on Friday as Nevada Lt. Governor Brian K. Krolicki proclaimed statewide recognition of Olympic Day. Krolicki was joined by Reno Mayor Bob Cashell, Sparks Mayor Geno Martini, local Olympians and business leaders to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on June 23, 1894. A similar commemoration was held at the Capitol building in Sacramento, Calif. Krolicki...
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Summer bbq event at United Blood Services
RENO — “Hero status isn’t reserved for only the brave men and women who rush into burning buildings or step into the front lines of war,” said Steve Thomas, donor recruitment director for United Blood Services (UBS), the area’s non-profit community blood service provider. “Ordinary people are saving lives every day. They do it while they are on lunch break or while they are running errands. They have found the hero in themselves by donating bl...
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Nevada Mag. celebrates American Indians
CARSON CITY — Nevada Magazine’s July/August 2011 issue is available on newsstands throughout Nevada. The Indian Territory Special Edition highlights the state’s 27 federally recognized tribes and the colonies, reservations and towns they call home. Included in the issue is a feature on American Indians in Nevada who are working diligently to keep their native traditions alive. A piece on rock art, technically known as petroglyphs and pictograp...
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Stay afloat with Truckee River Safety Fair
RENO — The Truckee River Foundation (TRF) will host the seventh annual Stay Afloat Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 16 with a day of free river safety classes for children and parents. TRF has distributed more than 500 free water safety helmets and personal flotation devices to children who play in the Truckee River Whitewater Park. The fair offers free 50-minute workshops for kids ages 6 to 13. The classes cover proper fitting of a ...
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Tour award-winning landscapes on Saturday
RENO — With the weather warming, now is the time to start planning your water-efficient landscape projects. The Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) offers the unique opportunity to tour residential landscapes on Saturday. Visit three homes that won last year’s Landscape Awards, hear how residents transformed their yards and learn proper tree care techniques at each stop. The free half-day tour will begin at the new Hug High Garden at 8:30 a...
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Clarification: James and the Giant Peach
SPARKS — Lisa Mancini, with TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada, requested a clarification on the ticket prices for the upcoming production of “James and the Giant Peach.” The dates, locations and prices are listed below: • July 17 show at Atlantis: $10 for general admission, $7 for students and seniors • July 18 show at Wingfield Park (part of Artown Family Series): free • July 19 in the Mack Auditorium at Renown Regional Medical Center: free • J...
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Disc golf tourney canceled
RENO — The Reno Disc Golf Association tournament scheduled for Saturday has been canceled by Washoe County. The association sent an email saying issues with the county have not been resolved, leading to the event’s cancellation. The association is working with the county to resolve the issues. Bag tag rounds and doubles rounds are still in effect. This also puts the plan for the club to install the portable toilet at the disc golf course on ho...
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Civil Air Patrol Glider Academy starts today
MINDEN — The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) National Cadet Glider Academy will be held between today and July 3 at the Minden-Tahoe Airport, hosted by the Douglas County Composite Squadron. Twenty cadets ranging in age from 14 to 19 from states as far away as Florida will attend ground school classes and fly twice a day for eight days as part of the academy. The cadets also will learn to be “wing-runners” — how to handle gliders on the ground to prepa...
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State office launches Home Energy Fitness campaign
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Office of Energy (NSOE), through a $5 million grant provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s BetterBuildings program, is jump-starting its energy efficiency upgrade initiative with a rebate program designed to assist homeowners with energy efficiency upgrades. The initiative aims to increase energy efficiency by a minimum of 20 percent in at least 5 percent of all single-family Nevada residences by 2021 through ...
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UNR places fifth at Concrete Canoe Competition
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno’s concrete canoe team placed fifth in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2011 National Concrete Canoe Competition in Evansville, Ind., June 16-18. The Nevada team earned a spot in the national competition after defending its regional champion title and winning the Mid-Pacific regional competition in April. The national competition involved 23 teams from 18 regions, and it challenged the student...
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Reduce landfill with iRefill Program
RENO — The Washoe County Health District and Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) have made it easier than ever to reduce the number of plastic bottles that go into landfills by launching a new interactive website www.iRefill.org. The new site informs people about the waste created by single-use water bottles and encourages everyone to use tap water and reusable water bottles. iRefill supporters now can go online to take the iRefill Pledge t...
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Renown earns Accreditation for Chest Pain Center
RENO — Effective May 25, the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) has granted the designation of Accredited Chest Pain Center to Renown South Meadows Medical Center. Renown Regional Medical Center earned its SCPC Accreditation in June 2009. To gain the accreditation, the emergency department at Renown South Meadows underwent a rigorous evaluation by SCPC for its ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who are experiencing a heart attack...
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Firm finishes project at UNR, starts another at Renown
RENO — Clark & Sullivan Construction announced Monday that it has begun work on a project for Renown Children’s Hospital, located at 1155 Mill St., and begun a project at the University of Nevada, Reno. The project at Renown includes work on the the fourth floor of the Sierra Tower that will house the Wilbur D. May Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the 16 children’s patient rooms. “We are pleased to be part of a project that will benefit overa...
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Letter from ASUN thanks governor
RENO — Casey Stiteler, president of the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, sent the following letter Monday: “On behalf of the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, I would like to thank the Nevada Legislature and Gov. Sandoval for their bipartisan effort in passing the budget. I would also like to thank Chancellor Dan Klaich for his unwavering support of higher education and all Nevada students. “While we still face s...
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