Cooperative Extension and College of Agriculture host grape-growing workshop

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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has teamed up with the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources to host a workshop to discuss practices needed for growing grapes in Nevada, 9 a.m. – noon, Feb. 21. The “Growing Grapes in Nevada” workshop is part of Cooperative Extension’s “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” […]

Winter the best time to test homes for cancer-causing gas

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Winter may be the best time to kick back at home and catch up on some of those television series or movies, but it is also a peak time for radon accumulation in the home. Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that comes from the ground into a home. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension […]

Gardening in Nevada’ classes discuss pollinators, shade plants and succulents

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Gardening in Nevada can be challenging. Before digging in this spring, you can get some free advice from the experts – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and their Certified Master Gardeners. Cooperative Extension has teamed up with Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series.” Classes are […]

Cooperative Extension offers workshops for small-acreage owners, ag producers

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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will offer four free presentations, the last Tuesday of each month, February – May, on topics important to agricultural producers and small-acreage owners in northern Nevada. “Especially during this drought, it’s important to make sure that our small-acreage owners and ag producers have the most current, research-based information needed to […]

How many birds can you count?

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Give Mother Nature a valentine this year and show how much you care about birds by counting them for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The 18th annual count is taking place February 13 through 16.Anyone in the world can count birds at any location for at least 15 minutes on one or more days […]

Washoe County Library gets $140,000 donation

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On January 21, during a Washoe County Library Board of Trustees meeting, the Friends of the Washoe County Library (FWCL) presented the board with a check for $140,000, representing their 2014 year-end donation. The FWCL group is a huge supporter of the library system here in Washoe County and giving back to the community is […]

Cooperative Extension experts offer free gardening classes Tuesday evenings

Gardening in Nevada can be challenging. Before digging in this spring, you can get some free advice from the experts – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and their Certified Master Gardeners. Cooperative Extension has teamed up with Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series.” Classes are […]

School of Medicine scientist finds the cause of ‘headless’ sperm in male infertility

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Male infertility affects one out of 20 adult men worldwide, and headless sperm are often seen in the semen of male infertility patients. In some infertile males, all their sperm are headless, a condition called “acephalic sperm.” Despite its high incidence among infertile men, the mechanism behind acephalic sperm remains elusive. Until now. A research […]

Reno City Council proclaims January 28 “Reno Mentoring Day”

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In concert with the Presidential proclamation of National Mentoring Month and “My Brother’s Keeper” mentoring initiative, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada (BBBSNN) and the Reno City Council teamed up to proclaim Mentoring Month in Reno, and January 28 as Reno Mentoring Day in the Biggest Little City. The goals of Reno Mentoring Day […]

Truckee Meadows Tomorrow hosts forum Jan. 29, 2015

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Truckee Meadows Tomorrow announced today its 2015 community forum. The public is invited to attend the event to be held Thursday, January 29, at Renown Regional Medical Center, Mack Auditorium, at 1155 Mill Street. A networking reception will begin at 5 p.m., and the program starts at 5:30. A panel of experts will discuss childhood reading success […]