2014 Pirate Crawl sets sails again for downtown Reno

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Thousands of nautically-clad partiers will head downtown Reno Saturday, July 12 for the 2014 Reno Pirate Crawl. The event will feature drink specials, costume contests, pirate-themed entertainment with 15 different bars, clubs and taverns taking part in the fun. Festivities are planned to begin at 8 pm at Harrah’s Plaza on Virginia Street where the band […]

BLM continues wild horse trapping and gathering

BLM Wild Horses to be gathered

BLM NEWS WINNEMUCCA —  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office will resume a wild horse bait/water trap gather on Monday, July 7 with corrals located approximately 10 miles northeast of Lovelock, Nevada in the Humboldt Herd Area (HA).  As of June, 27, a total of 37 horses have been […]

New design to be shaken in large-scale test of 70-foot-long bridge

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Construction on the University of Nevada, Reno’s new Earthquake Engineering Laboratory is complete and the first large-scale, multi-shake-table experiment features a new higher seismic-performing bridge design of pre-cast concrete columns and beams. Members of the media are invited to the University of Nevada, Reno’s world-renowned earthquake engineering facility on July 15 to view the final […]

University’s psychology researchers awarded 2014 best illusion of the year

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In a packed house of more than a 1,000 people, University of Nevada, Reno graduate psychology student Christopher Blair presented the Dynamic Ebbinghaus illusion at the 10th annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest hosted by the Neural Correlate Society in St. Petersburg, Fla. The illusion was named the 2014 Best Illusion of the Year. […]

Family series continues at Artown

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As Artown takes the stage for its 31-day celebration of arts and culture, KNPB joins the 19th annual edition of the nationally-renowned festival to present four weeks of free, family-friendly entertainment during its Monday night Family Series including Miss Rosa and Mr. Steve from PBS Kids. Beginning July 7, downtown Reno’s Wingfield Park, hosts families […]

Performing arts series tickets now on sale at UNR

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 The 2014-15 Performing Arts Series presented by the University of Nevada, Reno has yet another stellar season planned at a down-to-earth price. Bringing some of the finest performers in the world to Nightingale Concert Hall, the series is offering season ticket discounts for its package of five performances, for substantial savings over individual prices. The […]

Circus Circus Reno security team saves two lives

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CIRCUS CIRCUS NEWS — Circus Circus Reno takes the training of our security officers seriously, and it shows when moments like this occur. We had not just one, but two situations where our security officers rushed into action. Gamar Benton was recognized for his action in saving a gentleman who was choking inside the casino. […]

Nevada teachers and staffers can opt out of union membership through July 15

By Victor Joecks, NPRI No teacher or support-staff professional in Nevada has to join their local affiliate of the Nevada State Education Association. Once they do, however, most can only leave by submitting written notice during the middle of their summer vacation. An NPRI analysis of teacher and support-staff union contracts around the state found […]

Sierra School of Performing Arts performs new production of Fiddler on the Roof

Original Broadway Windowcard evoking the artwork of Marc Chagall, source of the title.

“Fiddler on the Roof” is among the greatest Broadway musicals for any number of reasons: a score without a single dud; rich, sturdy, funny characters who somehow reward with each revisit; a high-stakes story that not only blends the personal and religious but morphs before your eyes into a meditation on change” says Chris Jones […]

Zeb Hogan hosts new season of Nat Geo WILD’s popular series Monster Fish

University of Nevada, Reno’s Zeb Hogan is looking for big fish – bigger than Lake Tahoe’s record 37-pound Mackinaws, bigger than the record size 41-pound Lahontan cutthroat trout caught in northern Nevada’s Pyramid Lake. He is looking for megafish: six feet long and 200 pounds, or bigger. Hogan travels the globe to find, study and […]

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