Middle East experience invaluable to Sparks resident
Not many people get the opportunity to visit the Middle East. Sparks resident, Kris Shelton, lived in Jordan working with the Peace Corps, eating goat lips and teaching wandering families and their children. Shelton grew up in Lemmon Valley and went to Hug High School. After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno with a dual degree in philosophy and psychology, Shelton wanted to do something different other than the stereotypical post-...
Sparks High, local non-profit educator experiences astronaut training at U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Temperatures drop slightly, heavy rain set to clear by Friday
SPARKS — The National Weather Service reported Wednesday’s high temperature at 97 degrees, breaking the five-day streak of recording triple digits in the area. Given the blistering heat entering July, Sparks-area residents may have been surprised to see heavy thunderstorms and a flash-flood warning Tuesday evening. As Wednesday’s temperatures grew to the high 90s, heavy rain was expected and Sparks continued to be on flash flood watch until 9 ...