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A second look at the Kit Carson Trail (1)

December 26, 2014 — 

Anyone who follows the distinctive blue line that marks Carson City’s Kit Carson Trail can’t help being impressed by the elegant design and architecture found in the community’s historic buildings. …

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Wilbur D. May Museum opens ‘grossology’ exhibit (2)

December 26, 2014 — 

The Wilbur D. May Museum presents the upcoming exhibit — “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body!” Children of all ages will love discovering the answers to all the …

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Music from around the world (3)

December 18, 2014 — 

The following recent releases are worth checking out for yourself and are also suggested for the musically inclined on your gift list. “Three Mountain Pass” ( Innova) by Van-Anh Vanessa …

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On the Kit Carson Trail in Carson City (4)

December 11, 2014 — 

One of the first thing that many visitors to Carson City notice is the blue line painted on sidewalks throughout the west side of the city. Known as the Kit …

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George Herms and some film noir books (5)

December 11, 2014 — 

George Herms is a seminal artist of the California assemblage movement whose career covers many decades from the 1950s to today, and “George Herms: The River Book” (Hamilton Press) is …

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A Boulder City mystery born 70 years ago (6)

November 28, 2014 — 

Boulder City has always seemed like “Average Town USA” with its carefully manicured lawns, tidy houses and neat street grids. Indeed, it’s often called the country’s first planned community. But …

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS (7)

November 20, 2014 — 

Kelso book signing Fernley author Mary Jean Kelso recently received word that two of her books are now in English Braille. A copy of the translation into braille of her …

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Fall is full of musicals (8)

November 20, 2014 — 

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” presents two more productions this weekend — tonight and Saturday at the Churchill County High School theater. Tickets are $10 for adults 13 and older …

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS (9)

November 13, 2014 — 

Polar Express tickets selling fast Less days from departure, tickets aboard the 2014 Polar Express train are on the fast track to sell out. Even with the addition of more …

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Eureka: Proud of its history (10)

November 13, 2014 — 

History lives in every brick and stone building in the historic Central Nevada mining town of Eureka. In fact, with the possible exception of Virginia City, no other Silver State …

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Community musical features all-star cast (11)

November 13, 2014 — 

Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studio and the Fallon Community Theatre presents “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” Friday and Saturday and Nov. 20-22 at the Churchill County High School. Tickets …

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Carson City live entertainment (12)

November 12, 2014 — 

Craig Fletcher will perform with Mick Valentino at 6:30 p.m. today at Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St. Fletcher will perform with Terri Campillo and Rocky Tatarelli at 6:30 p.m. …

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Enjoy the good life on the Napa Valley Wine Train (13)

November 6, 2014 — 

It’s a pleasant, sunny day and you’re sitting in a magnificently restored 1915-era Pullman dining car. A waiter stops to refill your glass with a delightful Napa Valley chardonnay. Outside …

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Author’s books translate into braille (14)

November 6, 2014 — 

Fernley author Mary Jean Kelso recently received word that two of her books are now in English Braille. A copy of the translation into braille of her children’s book, “Andy …

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Half of all stars may lie outside galaxies (15)

November 6, 2014 — 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The universe may be full of reclusive stars — not washed-up Hollywood stars, but the kind lurking deep in the cosmos. Scientists reported Thursday that as …

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Scenic Nevada spots were discovering (16)

October 31, 2014 — 

There are few experiences as rewarding as venturing into the vast Nevada landscape to discover a place that hardly anyone has ever visited. Out beyond the cities and towns are …

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Photographic essay focuses on Fallon’s history (17)

October 31, 2014 — 

“Images of America: Fallon,” a photographic essay on the history of Fallon, edited by Michon Mackedon and Valerie J. Serpa, has just been released by Arcadia Press. The editors have …

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Grapevine Canyon is a true desert oasis (18)

October 23, 2014 — 

Despite appearances, Nevada’s desert landscape can be filled with life. A good example of this is Grapevine Canyon, located about eight miles northwest of Laughlin. The canyon boasts a waterfall …

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS (19)

October 23, 2014 — 

CAPS Murder-Mystery dinner CAPS fundraiser at the Fallon Convention Center on Oct. 25 presents “Reno: 1930s,” a Murder Mystery Dinner followed by a live auction. There will be an all-you-can-eat …

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Common myths about Las Vegas (20)

October 16, 2014 — 

Everyone knows Las Vegas. And everyone knows everything there is to know about the city. Except when they don’t. The truth is that over the years few communities have been …

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