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First woman sheriff in Nevada elected in Lander County (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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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“Earth to Echo” easy-going sci-fi film for youths (11)

July 11, 2014 — 

If you’re over the age of 18 you may well want to skip the adventure movie “Earth to Echo,” playing at the Carson Galaxy cineplex. It’s about three kids who …

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Kirk’s additional titles for summer reading (12)

July 10, 2014 — 

Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967) was an American abstract painter well-known for his monochrome canvases, especially his black “ultimate paintings.” He was also an accomplished cartoonist/illustrator and his, often tongue in cheek, …

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival opens with ‘As You Like It’ (13)

July 10, 2014 — 

William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” comes to Lake Tahoe Friday with the opening of the 42nd Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. “On the surface, this is a tale of exile …

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Nevada reveals its strangest pipedreams (14)

July 10, 2014 — 

Nevada has always had its fair share of dreamers, whether it’s sure-to-strike-it-rich miners or overly optimistic gamblers, so it’s probably no surprise that over the years the state has seen …

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Concert Under the Stars draws more than 800 people (15)

July 10, 2014 — 

A double hit of little-but-big-name music groups wowed an overflow crowd as two members of Little Feat and the entire LIttle River Band rocked Carson City Wednesday night. Fred Tackett …

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Senior Follies No. 17 on horizon in July (16)

June 28, 2014 — 

The 17th Carson Senior Follies on the weekend of July 11-13 will key on the theme “Touring America” to raise funds in support of senior meals programs in Carson City. …

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Local author writes dark tales (17)

June 7, 2014 — 

A local author is learning the “challenge of being a public writer in a small town” since distilling his family’s trauma and his experience as a reporter during the Great …

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D-Day: The world’s greatest seaborne invasion (18)

June 5, 2014 — 

Military leaders and historians alike have hailed the D-Day invasion 70 years ago today as the largest seaborne invasion in history and one that turned the tide in World War …

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Touring Lake Tahoe’s marvelous Tallac Historic site (19)

May 31, 2014 — 

It’s no big surprise that extremely wealthy people have lives that most folks will never have an opportunity to experience. This was certainly true in the late 19th and early …

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Reception for Maczko and her large format paintings (20)

May 31, 2014 — 

The Churchill Arts Council will present a reception for artist, Sharon Maczko, tomorrow afternoon from 5-7 p.m. in the galleries at the Art Center. The event is free and open …

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