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Shrine Circus Days
The recent appearance of the Kerak Shrine Circus in Reno at the Livestock Events Center recalled how the presentation of the annual show has changed over the years.
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Now is the right time for a state lottery
When retired state archivist Guy Rocha gave his “State of the State” talk to Reno’s Good Old Days (G.O.D.) club last month he noted that among the new sources of revenue for Nevada might be the implementation of a state lottery.
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Ducks call, they answer
Sparks Ducks Unlimited honored for fifth year for conservation efforts.
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Sparks firefighters run the Seattle Stairclimb for Leukemia/...
Nine firefighters from the Sparks Fire Department “climbed for a cure” at the 2009 Scott Firefighter Stairclimb.
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Greatest show under the big top, on Reno hardwood
Crunch time has finally arrived for the University of Nevada, Reno basketball team to prove its mettle.
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Notable Nevadans from 1960 Winter Olympics
A mere 49 years ago this month the western Nevada area was a hubub of activity as the 1960 Winter Olympic Games were being staged at nearby Squaw Valley.
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Significant Renoites who died this year
Many iconic figures of this area in the 20th Century have passed away during the last few months and they should be remembered for their contributions to life in the Truckee Meadows. The most recent was Frank Menante, a clothier non pareil in the Biggest Little City, and shortly before him were lawyer Frank Petersen and entrepreneur Bill Walker. A couple of months ago it was time for longtime lawyer and businessman Bob McDonald and Sparks acti...
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The good old days of Virginia City are still good
A news story that came out midweek noted that the National Trust for Historic Preservation had named Virginia City, Nev., to its list of 12 “Distinctive Destinations” across the country. The news came as a blessing to the many old-time marketing pros in this area who have long felt that northern Nevada has been sold short by the fact that the “Liveliest Ghost Town in the West” has never been properly featured when it comes to the promotion of ...
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Remembering opinion and looking forward to a lottery
A week ago, a majority of the columnists that appear in this publication on a weekly basis sat down for the first ever “get acquainted” luncheon.
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The top news stories of 2008 for Nevada and nation
For a remarkable year news-wise, look back on 2008. The Obama election would have to rate in the top spot on a national and worldwide basis, but there were plenty of stories on the local and state scene that kept readers on their intellectual toes. Gov. Jim Gibbons’ divorce was a long-running affair, as were his various encounters with other problems such as Elko County land usage to mention but one. The ending of the long career of state Sen....
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From pound to precious
Woman who saves 24 dogs still seeks 2 more homes
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How one man helps ‘link’ Reno’s past and present
Few individuals, or edifices for that matter, can claim to be 90 years old and still be in strong, functional shape.
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Sculpture artist brings new perspective on the healing process
“I’m a little speechless,” Cork Marcheschi said, taking a step back to watch the installation of several sculptures at Renown Regional Medical Center’s Fianna Healing Garden.
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'Dinner' interrupted by the man who won't leave
What do you do when you have an obnoxious house guest that just won't leave and interferes with all your affairs?
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'Dinner' interrupted by the man who won't leave
What do you do when you have an obnoxious house guest that just won't leave and interferes with all your affairs?
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Money is still the mother’s milk of politics
The election 2008 results, as tabulated Wednesday, reaffirmed the fact that the old saying ...
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Jack's Carnival
A Sparks tradition
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Time for a facelift
Reno’s most iconic church in the downtown area, St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral at 310 W. Second St., is currently encased in a spider web-like coating as workers seek to rehab the classic red structure and bring it up to code.
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Sparks High School students named Dean's Future Scholars
Sparks High School freshmen Perla Cervantes and Samantha Chihuahua hope to attend college upon graduating from high school, but with the high cost of college tuition this did not seem like a possibility.
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Festival signals end of Reno event run, start of snowy season
Today and tomorrow the special events season in this area comes to a fitting end with the staging of the Eldorado's 27th annual Great Italian Festival in the heart of downtown Reno.
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