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Railroad Museum train celebration set for June 30
History will come to life at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City during the five-day celebration of Independence Day.
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Career building courses at UNR
RENO — Professional development courses offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno provide university-quality educational opportunities to build your career and skills in a wide range of management and business topics, to keep on the leading edge of the latest trends and industry-specific issues and to hone existing talents for career advancement. The following noncredit courses may be taken independently and require no form...
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Amodei to host veterans’ town hall in Reno
RENO — Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) announced Tuesday he will hold a veterans’ town hall meeting in Reno on Monday, July 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Washoe County Board of Commissioners Chambers, 1001 East 9th St., Building A, Room 101. “I want to continue to meet with our veterans and listen to them regarding the issues and challenges they face,” Amodei said. “In addition to thanking them for their service, this is an opportunit...
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The Discovery extends hours for summer
On Monday, the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum extended its hours for the summer season.
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Dancers hold challenge at Pyramid Lake
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe will host Dancers Extreme Challenge, a new and exciting dance and fitness event Thursday through Sunday at Pyramid Lake.
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NPRI announces scholarship winner
Daniel Waqar, a graduate of Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas, has been chosen as the second recipient of the Professor R.S. Nigam & NPRI Freedom Scholarship.
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Free Reception set for artistic photography
“End Times” debuts at The Nevada Historical Society at 5 p.m. Friday with a free reception to meet the artist and explore the photographic works of Lee Brumbaugh.
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Recognize World Refugee Day with Red Cross
Around the world, an estimated 10 million people have been forced to flee their home countries due to conflict or disaster.
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Stellar planetarium lineup for summer
RENO — Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Nevada, Reno offers several immersive theater experiences for summer 2012. Films and star shows are free for planetarium members. Call the planetarium at 784-4812 or visit www.planetarium.unr.edu for program and membership details. Without a planetarium membership, the following show tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 12 and seniors 60 and older. Museum...
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Civil War flag on display at Heritage Museum
SPARKS — In honor of Flag Day on Thursday, the Sparks Heritage Museum put on display for the first time a 36 star Civil War era American national flag from its collection. Nevada entered the Union during the Civil War and was the 36th state to be admitted, so the flag has special significance to our state. This rare Union infantry battle flag is entirely hand sewn and made of silk. The flag was recently mounted and encased thanks to a private ...
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Food stamp outreach at farmers markets
RENO — The Food Bank of Northern Nevada offers SNAP (food stamp) outreach to clients at a variety of locations each month. Outreach workers help clients fill out the application, conduct the interview and deliver the paperwork for processing. This assistance can be vital in connecting families with SNAP benefits that help provide access to adequate nutritious food for their families. This year, the food bank has added several farmers markets t...
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Moana Nursery holds herbs seminar
RENO — Join Moana Nursery for a free seminar on herbs Saturday at 10 a.m. With so many herbs having multiple uses, this is a great opportunity to learn from local herb experts Kim Powers and Evert Broderick. They’ll teach you about herbs you may already be growing (or want to grow) as well as some in your spice rack that work well for health challenges or just improve and maintain your already good health. They’ll also share helpful hints on h...
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Stewart Father’s Day Powwow
CARSON CITY — The Stewart Father’s Day Powwow Committee is holding the 2012 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow at the Stewart Facility in Carson City today through Sunday. The Stewart Father’s Day Powwow is hosted in partnership with the Nevada Indian Commission and the Stewart Alumni. This annual powwow draws a number of quality Native American arts and crafts vendors, and is a time for alumni, former employees and their families and friends to gath...
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Reno Rodeo traffic changes
RENO — The Reno Rodeo is here with events scheduled today through June 23. This event continues to grow each year and has become a premier, National Rodeo event. Due to its growth, combined with new on-site facilities added each year, the demand for parking has grown. This year the Reno Rodeo Association has been granted the use of a portion of Wells Avenue for additional controlled parking and improved traffic flow, both into and out of the e...
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Senator Reid honored for efforts on suicide prevention
Nevada Sen. Reid met last week with Dr. Lanny Berman to accept the 2012 American Association of Suicidology Public Policy Award for his ongoing efforts on suicide prevention in the United States.
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Nevada hunters can apply for second draw
Any hunters who did not draw a big game tag in the recent completed main draw, the Nevada Department of Wildlife reminds residents there are still tags remaining for the upcoming second draw.
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Comment on Adobe Heights access road
The BLM has released a preliminary Environment Assessment analyzing the impacts of a proposed access road to a 40.6-acre residential lot in the Adobe Heights Subdivision in northwestern Elko County.
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Register for free guided Tahoe hikes
With the start of the summer hiking season upon us, Tahoe’s peaks, wildflowers and vistas are beginning to beckon.
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Volunteer to help beautify Reno park
Volunteers are needed to plant flowers and shrubs in the new Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
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Local SPCA celebrates first anniversary in new facility
RENO — SPCA of Northern Nevada celebrated its one-year anniversary Saturday in its new facility, the Stanley James Walker Pet Care & Adoption Facility. An open house was held with free ice cream and tours, giving the community a chance to see the improvements pets have been given by the new facility. In our first year of operation at the new facility, the local SPCA has rescued 1,559 animals — a 37 percent increase over the previous year. A to...
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