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JoAnne Skelly: Does foliar fertilization work? (1)

September 1, 2014 — 

Many people feed their plants using a hose-end sprayer. We see advertisements for water-soluble fertilizers in every gardening magazine and on TV. They claim immediate results, larger blooms, longer bloom …

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Kingsbury Grade to close on Tuesday (2)

September 1, 2014 — 

Kingsbury Grade will close at the summit for 25 days on Tuesday as the Nevada Department of Transportation continues its reconstruction of the main route between Carson Valley and Lake …

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John Bullis: 12 tidbits about Social Security (3)

September 1, 2014 — 

I recently attended a special seminar on Social Security. The speaker was a retired manager with 35 years of experience working at the Social Security Administration. He went through the …

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Super Bowl (win) or bust for 49ers (4)

September 1, 2014 — 

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Three straight seasons of being so close have the 49ers yearning for a Super Bowl championship they believe is right within reach. So now, no more …

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Politicians stump at Fallon parade (5)

September 1, 2014 — 

FALLON — Republicans will do very well in the Nov. 4 Nevada and national elections, predict the state’s top GOP office holders who attended Fallon’s annual Kiwanis Labor Day Pancake …

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Burning Man festival draws peak crowd of 66,000 (6)

September 1, 2014 — 

RENO, Nev. — The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert. Friday’s official peak …

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Virginia City celebrates Labor Day (7)

September 1, 2014 — 

To celebrate Labor Day, the Mitchell family walked the four blocks from their home to downtown Virginia City to watch the annual Labor Day parade. “For us, part of it …

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Animal services pact ordinance on tap (8)

September 1, 2014 — 

The first step in City Manager Nick Marano’s plan to farm out animal services oversight by contract goes before the Carson City Board of Supervisors Thursday. It’s in the form …

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Author of book set in Carson features at festival (9)

September 1, 2014 — 

Sandra Medeiros, author of a thriller set in Carson City, will sell and sign her book at Dayton Valley Days on Sept. 20-21. Medeiros’ book “Death at a Bargain Price” …

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Lawsuit: Nevada trapping rules cause suffering (10)

September 1, 2014 — 

RENO — Two men suing Nevada wildlife commissioners say trapping regulations are causing needless suffering for thousands of animals not targeted for their fur, including dogs, golden eagles and mountain …

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Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? (11)

September 1, 2014 — 

WASHINGTON — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, …

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Bundy son pulls kids from NV schools over knife (12)

September 1, 2014 — 

LAS VEGAS — A son of rancher Cliven Bundy has withdrawn his children from Clark County schools after his daughter was barred from carrying a pocket knife on school grounds. …

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Feds want nuclear waste train (13)

September 1, 2014 — 

ATLANTA — The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Putting the …

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Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker (14)

September 1, 2014 — 

LOS ANGELES — From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors’ plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It’s …

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Dayton woman identified in Saturday’s rollover (15)

September 1, 2014 — 

Leatrice Drew, 82, of Dayton, has been identified as the woman killed during a single vehicle rollover in Carson City on Saturday morning. The Nevada Highway Patrol says a 2009 …

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Douglas hangs on for win (16)

August 31, 2014 — 

Big plays on offense and defense staked the Douglas High football team to an early lead Saturday morning and the Tigers held on for a 31-28 season-opening win against Minico …

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Clayton Valley 55, Carson 7: Senators can’t handle Ugly Eagles’ running game (17)

August 31, 2014 — 

LOOMIS, Calif. – It doesn’t take a genius to figure the reasons behind the Carson football team’s 55-7 loss to Clayton Valley Charter Saturday night at the annual Honor Bowl …

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Senator Square: Carson High School names new vice principals (18)

August 31, 2014 — 

We had an exciting week at CHS, including a video message from our rivals from the south at Douglas High School. The Douglas staff challenged our staff to the ALS …

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Carson City road report for Sept. 1-7 (19)

August 31, 2014 — 

The following information applies to the period of Sept. 1-7. Crews will be striping roadways throughout the city on weekdays between the hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Minor …

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Maffei new director of Food for Thought (20)

August 31, 2014 — 

Marlene Maffei was a member of the parent-teacher association at Fremont Elementary School in 2006 when she heard about a fellow mom who started a program at Fritsch Elementary School …

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