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State clarifies home-based business exemption
Title 7 entities claiming a home-based business exemption on their annual list filing after March 8 will be returned to the customer for correction and to apply for the state business license.
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NDOW director honored by Wild Sheep Foundation
Nevada Department of Wildlife Director Ken Mayer received the State Statesman Award from the Wild Sheep Foundation at its annual convention in Reno last month.
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AmeriCorps supports rural communities
AmeriCorps members at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation and the Winnemucca Nevada Outdoor School positively impact education, public safety, health and the environment in rural Nevada.
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Alliance for Victim’s Rights seeks award nominees
RENO — The Alliance for Victim’s Rights (AVR) will honor outstanding individuals and businesses who have contributed to the betterment of victims of crime in Northern Nevada through the 2012 “Bringing Respect and Honor to Victims” awards. AVR is looking for nominations in the following categories: Outstanding Community Member (Helping Hands Award) Outstanding Advocate (Essence of Advocacy Award) Outstanding Volunteer Advocate (Kind Heart Award...
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Residents in long-term care facilities need advocates
RENO — The sate’s Aging and Disability Services Division has added a volunteer component to its Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Volunteers will serve as advocates for residents over the age of 60 living in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the number of baby boomers in Nevada who are 65 and older has increased since 2000 by 48 percent, compared to a 15 percent increase nationwide. With this in...
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Volunteers saluted during AmeriCorps Week
RENO — Everyday AmeriCorps members are serving across the state of Nevada to make our communities safer, stronger and healthier. Join Gov. Brian Sandoval as he proclaims AmeriCorps week, March 10 through 18, as an opportune time for all Nevadans to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service getting the vital work done in communities across Nevada. “I decided to join AmeriCorps to give back to my community. It gives me not only the c...
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Poker tournament to benefit Washoe Drive Fire victims
RENO — Pacific 5 is holding a Texas hold-em poker tournament at the Grand Sierra Resort Saturday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m. An entry fee of $70 is required with a $50 buy-in plus a $20 GSR sign-up fee. Entry fees are tax deductible. Prizes include $1,000 to $500 or a weekend getaway. Food, drinks and entertainment will be provided. 100 percent of the funds raised will be going to the victims who lost their homes in the Washoe Drive Fire. At the co...
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Secretary of state updates Congressional voter numbers
Secretary of State Ross Miller’s Elections Division has posted updated Congressional district voter registration statistics after discovering an inaccuracy in the numbers released Friday.
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Survey tallies Nev. domestic violence response
On Sept. 15, domestic violence advocates served more than 67,000 victims and answered more than 22,000 emergency hotline calls nationwide.
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Two-day field crops workshop starts March 15
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension invites Nevada farmers and ranchers to “Field Crops for Nevada: Old and New” on March 15 and 16 at the Pershing County Community Hall.
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Partnership seeks to improve mental health care in rural Nevada
The state Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that an equipment upgrade to existing telemedicine services allows rural communities rapid access to emergency psychiatric care.
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STD leads county list of communicable diseases
RENO — The Washoe County Health District reported Tuesday that of the 64 communicable diseases reported by the district to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention every week, chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), leads the list. As of March 2, 276 laboratory confirmed cases of chlamydia have been reported in Washoe County since the beginning of the year. Health officials warn that even though symptoms of chlamydia are usually...
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Elko BLM wraps up rehab work
ELKO — The Bureau of Land Management’s Elko District is wrapping up the first phase of emergency stabilization and rehabilitation work across the district. Weather conditions this winter have been ideal for BLM crews to complete nearly 100,000 acres of seeding treatments across the landscape aiding the recovery of areas burned during the 2011 wildfire season. The seeding treatments include both rangeland drills and aerial application. Nearly 5...
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Nevada AG reminds about overdraft rules
CARSON CITY — As part of the 14th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is advising consumers to be aware of the rules issued by the Federal Reserve requiring banks to get a consumer consent, or “opt-in,” to pay overdraft fees for debit card single purchases and ATM overdrafts. “If consumers have previously opted in, they have the right to opt out at any time,” Masto said. “I encourage consume...
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Candidates file for office
CARSON CITY — The secretary of state’s office reported Monday that numerous candidates filed to run for various offices in this year’s general election. • Russell Best filed as an Independent to run for Congressional District 2. • Nancy Price file as a Democrat to run for U.S. Senate. • Dean Heller filed as a Republican to run for U.S. Senate. • John Ellison filed as a Republican to run for Assembly District 33. • Janine Hansen filed as an Ind...
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Sparks first to provide government programming on U-verse TV
SPARKS — The city of Sparks and AT&T Nevada announced Monday that the city’s local government access channel, Sparks Centennial Television (SCTV), is now available on AT&T U-verse TV Channel 99. Sparks is the first local government in Nevada to become part of the U-verse line-up. SCTV has been accessible through Charter Communications since 2001 and can currently be viewed on Charter channel 215. The combined television access through Charter ...
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March is Red Cross Month
RENO — March is Red Cross Month in recognition of the work done by the American Red Cross in communities across the country and around the globe. For nearly 100 years, United States presidents have called on the American people to support the Red Cross and its humanitarian mission. Red Cross Month is the perfect time to join the mission and help people in need by making a donation, volunteering or taking a class to learn how to save a life or ...
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Correction
SPARKS — In Monday’s edition of the Daily Sparks Tribune, a front page story entitled “Oh, To Be Irish!” stated that the local chapter of The Sons and Daughters of Erin held a fundraiser for St. Patrick’s grove at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno. This was incorrect. Sunday’s fundraiser was for the Sparks Heritage Museum. The Tribune apologizes for this mistake.
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March is Donor Appreciation Month at UBS
RENO — United Blood Services has declared March as its official Donor Appreciation Month. During the month-long promotion, donors who give a pint of blood, which could save up to three lives, will receive a specially designed T-shirt. Every blood donor receives a free cholesterol test. Potential donors can make an appointment online at www.BloodHero.com or by calling 324-6454.
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SOS announces candidate filing appointment schedule
CARSON CITY — Secretary of State Ross Miller announced Friday the appointment schedule of individuals who plan to file Declarations of Candidacy for non-judicial offices in the 2012 election. To date, five people have scheduled appointments with Elections Division. • Ira Hansen, Assembly District 32: 8 a.m. today in Carson City • Delmar Leatham, Assembly District 36: 9 a.m. today in Las Vegas • Tom Grady, Assembly District 38: 10 a.m. today in...
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