Sparks construction company finds its niche
When Y2K hit, Kevin Robertson and Craig Holt were working at Granite Construction. They were getting by, but they wanted more. They wanted their own company. So in 2001, the two granite employees partnered up and bought Sierra Nevada Construction (SNC). Despite some peaks and valleys, 12 years later, the company is still going strong. “We had each worked at Granite Construction about 10 years and we wanted to get a smaller-type company, one we...
Sparks man is the brain behind Pickles comic strip
As far back as Brian Crane can remember, he dreamt of one day becoming a cartoonist. When he was a child, he would flip through the newspaper to read the comics in the morning before heading to school. There he would often doodle on any blank piece of paper he could find, even if that meant compromising the margins of a school paper. Now 64, the routine hasn’t changed much for Crane. Each morning, Crane grabs the day’s newspaper from his porch...