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Saddle-Trained Horses Available for Adoption on Saturday, August 22

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Nevada Department of Corrections invite horse lovers and the general public to a special horse adoption event at the Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo in Reno on Saturday, August 22. Seven saddle-trained horses and two burros from the ranges of Nevada will be available starting at 12:00 p.m. that day, and all are looking for good homes and enthusiastic owners.
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Government

Opinion: Why Limit Death Panel to Children and the Elderly?

Just as I was giving up hope that the health care debate would serve no useful purpose, along comes Sarah Palin to the rescue. I think a Death Panel is a terrific idea. Not so much for the elderly, but I have long felt that what unruly children need is a good consultation regarding end of life scenarios. Threatening them with a trip to the Congressional Death Panel might be just what the doctor ordered. [More.]

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State Nursery has Plants Available for Fall Planting

The Nevada Division of Forestry State Tree Nursery in Washoe Valley has a great selection of low cost, conservation plants available for fall planting. Fall is a great time for planting as warm soils encourage root growth before the ground freezes. Fall plantings with an already established root system will be more tolerant of the summer heat. Take advantage of this time by visiting the Washoe Nursery before it closes for the winter on October 10, 2009. [More.]

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Education

Workshop: Navigating the Nevada Economy Sept. 29

This workshop provides hands-on opportunities to broaden your understanding of regional data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and tools available from the Nevada Regional Economic Analysis Project that will let you perform instant evaluation of economic trends and assess the economic structure and performance of the Nevada economies –- all at the click of a mouse. [More.]