Ford Edsel roars into Hot August Nights
In 1958, Ronald Bevers bought his first, brand new Ford Edsel when he was 20 years old. The Ranger model, a two-door gas guzzling sedan, was said to have been an ugly design and overall did not match the hype that Ford had promised.
Artist’s creative pursuits represent spectrum of passions
Vanessa Aramanda calls herself “ADD” for attention deficit disorder, but perhaps the word more appropriate for her wide array of artistic interests is “eclectic.” It’s a trait that works for her as a vendor at the Sparks Hometowne Farmer’s Market every Thursday during the summer. At her two booths, manned by herself and her daughters, she uses her talent to paint on kids’ faces whatever design they request, whether it’s a dragon, a line of sta...
Local racer speeds through the desert
When Mark Levrett gets on the freeway, he admits he drives like a grandpa, hardly ever going over 70 mph. But when he gets out in the desert, under a blaring afternoon sun, it’s a different story.
Local woman wraps her arms around a mission of love
Michelle Nichols wrapped one arm around Mayor Geno Martini Monday after accepting the city’s official proclamation for National Hug Your Kids day. The advocate for hugging thanked the council for the award and after a quick photo, was off to coordinate “the biggest little hug” at Wingfield Park in Reno. “I want to change the world’s thinking,” Nichols said. “Hug your kids every day.” The story of National Hug Your Kids day began 10 years ago M...
High school student makes his way to Capitol Hill
In his spare time, Daniel Lide is like any other typical teenager playing basketball and hanging out with friends. So when Lide’s history teacher suggested he apply for a Congressional Academy in Washington, D.C., he didn’t think he had a chance.