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August 28, 2014 — 

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Fort Ruby: Gone but not forgotten (2)

August 28, 2014 — 

It was hell being stationed at Fort Ruby in eastern Nevada. Established in September 1862, the fort provided a military presence to protect emigrants heading to California and Oregon as …

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The final run of the V & T railroad (3)

August 28, 2014 — 

With farewell ceremonies confined to exercises conducted by school children at Steamboat, the Virginia & Truckee railroad will make its final run Wednesday morning. Historic engine No. 27, out of …

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Have fun this weekend (4)

August 28, 2014 — 

The Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department‘s mud volleyball tournament begins Saturday at 9 a.m. and includes the double elimination in the annual Nevada State Championship Tournament and the single …

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Capital may not have been Carson City (5)

August 21, 2014 — 

When you drive by Nevada’s distinctive silver domed State Capitol in Carson City try to imagine how it would look in Winnemucca or American Flat or Boise, Idaho. Several times …

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Jazz & Beyond weekend schedule (6)

August 14, 2014 — 

Atomic Giants will perform at 7 p.m. today at Firkin & Fox 3rd Street Stage. Youth Strings directed by Sue Jesch will perform at Comma Coffee at 8 p.m. today …

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‘Growlersburg’ offers Gold Country history (7)

August 14, 2014 — 

While other Northern California Gold Country towns are perhaps more well-known, the quaint village of Georgetown shouldn’t be overlooked by anyone interested in exploring this historic region. Located 15 miles …

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Fourth annual Austinpalooza fundraiser benefits children in need (8)

August 14, 2014 — 

What started out three years ago as a battle of the bands for GE employees has turned into an all-day music festival. GE’s Bently Nevada and the Carson Valley Inn …

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Death of Sen. Key Pittman shocks Nevada (9)

August 8, 2014 — 

Reno Evening Gazette Nov. 11, 1940 Nevada will pay final tribute Thursday afternoon to Sen. Key Pittman, who had served the Silver State longer than any other public official. Senior …

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Nevada is a bird-watching paradise (10)

August 8, 2014 — 

If you look hard — and know where to look—it’s possible that you just might spot an Ash-throated Flycatcher or Western Wood-Pewee or a Yellow-breasted Chat in Nevada. At least …

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First woman sheriff in Nevada elected in Lander County (11)

July 31, 2014 — 

At the request of a great many citizens of Austin and of Reese River Valley, presented in the form of a petition signed by the great majority of the people …

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Pyramid Lake’s unusual tufa rock formations (12)

July 31, 2014 — 

Physical characteristics have long defined Pyramid Lake. The native Paiutes, who were the earliest settlers on the lake, originally called it “Cu Yui Pah” or lake of the cui ui …

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Veterans of ghost town to be honored (13)

July 31, 2014 — 

As part of the Nevada 150 Legacy Project to commemorate Nevada’s 150 years of Statehood, the Mineral County Board of Commissioners and the Mineral County Museum have commissioned the erection …

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Speakeasy Dance Party set for Aug. 9 (14)

July 30, 2014 — 

The Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival will present “Jump-Jive” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 in the Ballroom in the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. This …

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Minden all in for Hot August Nights (15)

July 30, 2014 — 

Minden will be the ace in Hot August Nights’ annual Sparks Poker Run today. “Last year we had one of the biggest turnouts with about 500 cars,” said A.J. Frels, …

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Mystery writer Todd Borg signs latest Owen McKenna book (16)

July 30, 2014 — 

Mystery writer Todd Borg is signing his new book “Tahoe Ghost Boat” 6:30 p.m. Friday at Shelby’s Book Shoppe. This is Borg’s 12th book set in the Valley and at …

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‘Beatlemania’ coming to Jazz & Beyond (17)

July 29, 2014 — 

Jazz & Beyond, a 17-day festival, starts Friday with a Mad Hatter Garden Party at the Governor’s Mansion. Opening night listings include The Corky Bennett Trio for the garden party, …

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Tahoe-Douglas Elks host Great Gatsby dinner show (18)

July 28, 2014 — 

With a formal black and white dinner, women dressed in flapper garb and men in ‘20s-style suits, a night out at the Great Gatsby dinner show will rival even Gatsby’s …

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Cowboy poets today at Dangberg (19)

July 22, 2014 — 

A free evening of cowboy poetry will be performed by Tony Argento and Ken Gardner 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park. Argento is known for his …

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STATE PRISON BREAK (20)

July 17, 2014 — 

[From our Extra of yesterday] At 6 o’clock last evening, when the wind was blowing a gale and the whole valley was filled with a blinding dust, a desperate break …

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