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The Nevada Division of Forestry is requesting applications for the 2006 Wildland Urban Interface grant program’s State Fire Assistance grants.

This grant is for minimizing wildfire risks in urban areas that are near wild lands. Grand projects should identify and assess fire risks, mitigate those risks and educate and inform communities about wildfires, including defensible space.

Nonprofit organizations, homeowners associations, local fire departments, fire protection districts, fire safe council chapters, city, county and state agencies and organizations are eligible to apply for funding.

The maximum amount available per application is $125,000. A minimum match of one-to-one is required for each project, which may be in the form of cash, donations and in-kind services. Federal funds may not be used as match. Call 684-2511.

Carson City

2006 Christmas ornaments available

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The 2006 Christmas ornaments have arrived and are available for purchase at local downtown stores. The ornament is a replica of the Capitol and sells for $15. It is the fifth in a series of ornaments to commemorate Carson City historic buildings released by the Carson City Redevelopment Authority.

Harvest Sale extended to Friday

The Harvest Sale at the Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare Auxiliary Gift Shop has been extended until Friday. All merchandise, excluding candy, flowers and cards, will be 30 percent off.

Local AARP chapter to meet today

The AARP Carson City Chapter 723 will hold its next meeting at 1:30 p.m. today at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive. A barbershop quartet will entertain the group.

Autumn Village residents are welcome to join for the entertainment portion of the meeting, to begin about 1:40 p.m. Call 267-1715.

Douglas County

Dangberg Home Ranch meeting today

A public meeting regarding the restoration, interpretation and operation of the Dangberg Home Ranch will be 7 p.m. today at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Call 684-2770.

Reno

Learn about life during ‘Divorce Era’

Helen Handy and Marilyn Fuetsch Turville will give a free slide presentation on life during Reno’s “Divorce Era” at the next Historic Reno Preservation Society meeting, 7 p.m. today at Mount Rose Elementary School. Call 746-3252.

Virginia City

‘The Good Woman of Sichuan’ at Piper’s

The Virginia City Theater Muckers will present “The Good Woman of Sichuan” Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m at Piper’s Opera House. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students. Family and group rates are available. Call 847-0433.