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January 22, 2015 — 

Wilbur D. Day Museum exhibit The Wilbur D. May Museum is proud to present the upcoming exhibit — “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body” from Fan. 3-April 26. …

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Learning more about the Donner Party tragedy (2)

January 22, 2015 — 

It seems like every couple of years, someone publishes another book on the tragic events of the Donner Party in the Sierra Nevada range. One of the most recent, “The …

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Asteroid 1,800 feet across to whip past Earth on Monday (3)

January 21, 2015 — 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An asteroid up to 1,800 feet across is headed Earth’s way. But don’t worry: It will miss us by 745,000 miles, about three times the distance …

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’Selma’ stars including Oprah march in Alabama, honoring MLK (4)

January 19, 2015 — 

SELMA, Ala. — Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie “Selma” and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, …

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Visiting Lovelock’s historic district (5)

January 15, 2015 — 

Motorists racing across Nevada on Interstate 80 sometimes don’t pay much attention to communities like Lovelock — and that’s too bad. Located about 90 miles east of Reno, Lovelock is …

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Scaring up good times in Las Vegas (6)

January 8, 2015 — 

It turns out that what happens in Vegas stays there a long time. Like forever. At least that’s the idea behind the Haunted Vegas Ghost Hunt, a two-and-a-half hour late …

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Home of big fiberglass, plaster (7)

January 2, 2015 — 

Years ago someone asked me if I had ever seen any giant fiberglass cow statues in Nevada. I racked my brain and recalled that I’d seen one in front of …

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the cork at home tonight (8)

December 30, 2014 — 

If you’ve thought staying home to celebrate New Year’s Eve sounded like a great idea, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, this …

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Celebrating: Wines for any event (9)

December 30, 2014 — 

Life is full of celebrations, especially during the festive holiday season. From small gatherings with co-workers to large family parties, having the right wine to give or to serve is …

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A second look at the Kit Carson Trail (10)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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 (13)

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 (14)

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 (15)

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 (16)

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 (17)

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 (18)

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 (19)

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 (20)

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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