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2010: Marking 100 years of the Sparks Tribune
by Tribune Editorial Board
Dec 26, 2009 | 950 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The family of the Daily Sparks Tribune would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Happy New Year. As we look ahead to 2010 there is sure to be a feeling of uncertainty from several fronts — the economy being the major one.

As we did last year, The Daily Sparks Tribune shares your concerns and as a result we will keep our advertising rates and circulation rates the same. This will make the third year we have tried to meet your needs by keeping these costs down so readers can continue to get their local news and our advertisers can deliver their message at affordable rates.

The big news for us is that 2010 will be the paper’s 100th year in business. We are the oldest business in the city, having published our first edition in 1910. To celebrate this event, we will bring you a twice monthly page from our archives. Our editor Nathan Orme and his staff have been working hard going through the issues of the past century at the Nevada Historical Society and in our own collection from the paper’s beginning. We will publish these pages in print and online as they appeared on their original publication date. We also will study the old articles to explore how many issues have changed and stayed the same through the years. In doing so we hope to present the historical context of what we face today.

In addition, our centennial celebration will include an event on the weekend of June 12 with several fun activities planned. We will start off on Thursday, June 10 with a Sparks Chamber of Commerce mixer here at the paper’s office. Then, on Saturday, June 12 at 7 a.m., in conjunction with John Ascuaga’s Nugget and the Sparks Heritage Museum’s Western Folklore Festival, there will be a fun run that will be open to everyone and the proceeds will be donated to the museum. For those who choose not to run, the Sparks Heritage Museum will coordinate a Sparks History Walk around the historic downtown area. Refreshments will be served right after the run, and participants are invited to the museum to see a display on how newspapers helped in settling the west with a focus on how the Sparks Tribune has been the voice of Sparks for 100 years.

Details about all the events to celebrate this milestone will be in the paper and on our Web site,, in the coming months. We look forward to having as many people as possible take part in this run that benefits an important part of our city.

We are extending an early invitation so you can mark your calendar now.

The Daily Sparks Tribune is proud to have been a part of bringing you local news since 1910 and we look forward to continuing this tradition by being the community paper for another hundred years.
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