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Meet the candidates running for Reno mayor

Wednesday April 23, 2014

A forum that will include all filed candidates for the office of mayor of Reno is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29.

City of Reno, Nevada, NV
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The forum will be held in room 100 of the Jot Travis Building on campus at the University of Nevada, Reno. The address is 1664 N. Virginia Street. If you can't make it, there will be a live stream on KNPB.org and RGJ.com.

A debate will follow on Thursday, May 29, but it will only include the 10 most viable candidates. The first five will be on from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the next five will be from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Just who those turn out to be will be based on social media followers, reader and viewer voting, and fundraising. The Reno-Gazette Journal and KNPB are the main sponsors of these events.

By the end of the filing period (March 14, 2014), 20 people had become candidates for the office of mayor of Reno. That number is down to 18. Eric Fromelius has withdrawn and Tony Perri was found dead in his Reno apartment last week. Perri's name will remain on the ballot for the June 10 primary election. Polling places will have signs informing voters of Perri's death.

According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, 16 of the remaining 18 candidates will be at the April 29 forum. Besides the two mentioned above, Brian Lee Flemming and Mark Markel will not be in attendance.

For more information on the race for Reno mayor, refer to "Reno Mayor Election 2014."

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Reno and South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Events

Monday April 21, 2014

Reno's Earth Day 2014 Celebration will be on Sunday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reno Earth Day Celebration at Idlewild Park Reno's Earth Day Celebration at Idlewild Park.
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As always, admission to the Earth Day celebration is free. You will enjoy live entertainment, booths with earth-friendly goods and services, and plenty of food and drink. Earth Day will be centered at the usual location in Idlewild Park. There will be a number of theme areas, including Great Outdoors, Earth Innovations, Artists' Grove, Future of Transportation, and The Garden. You'll have an opportunity to recycle some of your old electronics e-waste, thanks to ComputerCorps of Carson City. Animalia Kingdom will be a pet friendly area offering doggie day care while you check out other aspects of Earth Day. Dogs won't be allowed in any other areas.

Earth Week at UNR - The University of Nevada, Reno is holding three days of public events celebrating Earth Day. Events at Gateway Plaza in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Friday, April 25, an Arbor Day tree planting will be held at the southwest entrance to the West Stadium Parking Complex, just north of Lawlor Events Center.

South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Festival - On Saturday, April 26, the South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Festival will be held in Bijou Community Park, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the family to learn about alternative energy, water conservation, sustainability, and reducing our ecological footprint. Enjoy live music and check out educational booths, conservation activities, and Washoe culture. Food and local crafts will be available for purchase, and a Kid Zone will keep children busy with Earth Day crafts, hands-on activities, face painting, story time, and the bounce house. Admission is free.

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Submit your events to Reno / Tahoe

Sunday April 20, 2014

Those of you who have sent event information to RenoTahoe.About.com by using the online submission system may have noticed that it doesn't work any more. You can actually still enter information and I receive it, but the mechanism whereby I can publish it to the website for others to see no longer functions. This is a known glitch in the system, but if or when it will ever be fixed is not known.

I was not immediately aware of this situation and apologize to those of you who submitted events that never made it on the site. At the same time, I thank those of you who send information that helps me keep a wide variety of events and activities up to date.

To address this state of affairs, I have created an article with information about how to submit your events, with details about what type of events and activities will be considered for publication and what types will likely not be considered. To learn more, go to my "How to Submit an Event" article.

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Earth Day events begin

Friday April 18, 2014

The first in a series of area Earth Day events is this weekend at the Village at Squaw Valley. The forecast says you will enjoy beautiful spring weather up in the Sierra.

The Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival will be on Saturday, April 19, at the Village at Squaw Valley, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The largest environmental event at Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival provides an opportunity to learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy, sustainability, watershed and forest health, and reducing our carbon footprint. This event is free and offers plenty of fun things to do for the kids.

The following weekend, two more Earth Day events are scheduled. On Saturday, April 26, the South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Festival comes to Bijou Community Park in South Lake Tahoe. And on Sunday, April 27, Reno's own Earth Day Celebration will be at its traditional location in Idlewild Park. Read my "Earth Day in Reno and at Lake Tahoe" article to learn more and look for additional information coming soon to this space.

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