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Nevada Drought Response Plan revised
The Nevada State Climate Office, Division of Emergency Management and Division of Water Resources announced Wednesday an update to their plan responsible for state agency communication and coordination on drought monitoring, response and mitigation.
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Art auction benefits Renown Children’s Hospital
The Goddard School announced Wednesday that more than $1,600 was donated to Renown Children’s Hospital during its silent art auction held the week of April 23.
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UNR researchers discover new use for plaque
RENO — While we may brush and floss tirelessly and our dentists may regularly scrape and pick at our teeth to minimize the formation of plaque (also known as tartar or dental calculus), anthropologists may be rejoicing at the fact that past civilizations were not so careful with their dental hygiene. University of Nevada, Reno researchers G. Richard Scott and Simon R. Poulson discovered that very small particles of plaque removed from the teet...
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Charity founder to speak at local schools
SPARKS — The Reed High School Cornerstones class is organizing the Strides 4 Love walk/run on May 20 from 9 to 10 a.m. to benefit the Touch a Life foundation. The event will feature a 5K track which can be completed as an individual or as a caterpillar team. In addition there will be face painting, a silent auction and various prizes for select participants. To promote this event, the founder of the Touch a Life Foundation, Pam Cope, has agree...
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Reno River Festival seeks volunteers
RENO — The Reno River Festival announced Wednesday it is seeking volunteers for its ninth annual event, which is set to take place June 15 – 17. Duties range from helping keep costume contestants under control to water gun snipers and obstacle enforcers out on the Run Amuck course. In addition, animal lovers are also wanted for assistance during the Splash Dog and Dog Jog events as well as those who can assist with athlete registration. Shifts...
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Occupy Reno to demonstrate at City Hall today
RENO — Occupy Reno will demonstrate in front of City Hall today at 11 a.m. to protest to the “one percent” about refusing their system and false promises. They will proclaim that the one percent needs them and they will use their right to free speech. The Occupy Reno group firmly believes that the day that the people of this great nation cannot peaceably assemble and address their government with a list of grievances without fear of reprisal, ...
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Two weeks left to vote for Reed High artist
PLEASANTON, Calif. — Nevadans can help one of the state’s budding young student artists, Annie Mueller, and her teacher Suzie Scholl at Reed High School in Sparks each win $5,000 and an additional $20,000 for their school by “voting for Annie” in Safeway’s Seventh Annual Lucerne The Art of Dairy Art Contest. Annie is one of only nine finalists in America to win the opportunity to design and paint a life-size cow sculpture in the contest.  The ...
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Reno Hindu leader to read 1st Hindu prayer of Stockton City ...
RENO — The City Council of Stockton, Calif., is scheduled to have its first Hindu invocation on July 10, which is nearly 162 years since the city was incorporated. Reno-based Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the council. He then will read the English translation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of Indo-European languages. Reciting from...
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Art Slaves now accepting submissions for show and sale
RENO — Art Slaves is now accepting submissions for its 16th annual show and sale from 5 to 9 p.m. July 12. Artists of all genres are encouraged to submit their work for an exhibit at Sierra Arts Gallery, 17 S. Virginia St., in downtown Reno. Artwork will remain on display for the entire month of July when Reno is Artown. This “Call For Artists” is specific to those working in the communications fields of public relations, marketing, advertisin...
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Three from UNR win NSHE Regents’ Awards
RENO – The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents recently announced the winners of this year’s Regents’ Awards, granted to researchers and advisers across the state’s eight institutions who demonstrate excellence in both research and education. Three University of Nevada, Reno faculty members were awarded this year. UNR faculty members have been awarded the Regents’ Researcher Award and Rising Researcher Award for the past three y...
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Stinson wins Wayne E. Kirch Conservation award
RENO — Andy Stinson of Hawthorne, has won the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioner’s 2011 Wayne E. Kirch Conservation award. Stinson’s commitment to Nevada’s wildlife resources will be recognized during the May 11 Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioner’s meeting in Reno, where he will receive the award. Stinson was nominated for the award by both Nevada Bighorns Unlimited and the Coalition for Nevada’s Wildlife. In 2011, Stinson had a “very im...
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Kwon appointed to state Public Works Board
LAS VEGAS — This week, state Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford announced Steven O. Kwon as his appointment to the Nevada State Public Works Board. Kwon is the founder and president of GKG Builders, which was established in 1986 and offers general contractor services as well as commercial, industrial and land development.  He is a native of Korea and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1981.  Kwon graduated from the Colleg...
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Pint for a Pint Month at United Blood Services
Hero status isn’t reserved only for those brave men and women who rush into burning buildings or step into the front lines of war.
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NV teacher is Pioneer of Teaching Award finalist
The National Coalition for Public School Options announced Tuesday that Nevada Virtual Academy middle school teacher Gabriel Gonzalez as a national finalist in the coalition’s American Pioneer of Teaching award competition.
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Darth Vader to return to Great Reno Balloon Race this year
Darth Vader and a fleet of “Imperial Storm troopers” return to the 31st annual Great Reno Balloon Race, the largest free hot-air ballooning event in the world.
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Lawyer appointed to UNLV Advisory Board
J. Brin Gibson has been appointed to serve as a member of the advisory board of the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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Moms see King Tut exhibit free for ‘Mummy’s Day’ Weekend
RENO — The best place for “mummies” on Mother’s Day weekend is the “King Tut: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum. Bring mom to the exhibit on May 12 or 13 and she’ll get to see King Tut’s mummy and the other spectacular hand-made reproductions of the wonderful treasures found in the Tut’s tomb for free in celebration of her special day. “King Tut: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” is a family-...
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UNR to host 2nd geothermal academy
RENO ­— With the growth of geothermal energy production gaining momentum, scientists, engineers and students are looking this summer toward the University of Nevada, Reno for the second annual National Geothermal Academy. The university was chosen to host the eight-week session of courses last year by a cooperative of top geothermal schools because of its expertise in geothermal research and exploration and the abundance of geothermal activity...
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Additional bighorn sheep re-introduced into Virginia Range
RENO — Nevada Bighorns Unlimited (NBU) in conjunction with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) released an additional five adult desert bighorn rams into their native habitat of Clark Mountain in the Virginia Range east of Reno on Monday. “This re-introduction of desert bighorn sheep is the continuation of our efforts we began last October to establish a healthy population of desert bighorn sheep in the Virginia Range,” said Steve Field, ...
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TMCC ‘Leap into Financial Aid’ event today
RENO — Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) will help students plan for the cost of college by hosting a Leap into Financial Aid night today at 6 p.m. TMCC financial aid experts will be on hand to address all questions regarding Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), scholarships, veterans education benefits, Nevada’s Millennium Scholarship, student employment and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEARUP) as well as T...
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