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Dayton man runs 60 miles on his 60th birthday

November 15, 2017 — DAYTON — ne plus ultra loosely translated in Latin means there is no reason to go further. But when it comes to ultra running, Calvin Dutton is just getting warmed up. Dutton celebrated his 60th birthday on Wednesday by running 60 miles. His 60-mile run

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Carson High volleyball rallies for playoff win

October 31, 2017 — Just get to game five and somehow and some way the Carson High volleyball team will figure out how to get it done. The Senators are now 6-for-6 in five-game matches this year, coming back for a 25-18, 20-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-12 win over Spanish

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Carson City’s Sage Donnelly to defend world title at World Junior Freestyle Kayak Championships

October 9, 2017 — After an active and successful spring and summer it's now time for Carson City's Sage Donnelly to get nasty. And eventually, Donnelly hopes her odyssey takes her to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. The 17-year-old Donnelly will leave on Saturday to train in

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Jan’s Tropics and Elegant Pooch to end Carson City run in November

September 1, 2017 — There's always been that sound when one walks into Jan's Tropics and Elegant Pooch. That sound of fish tanks percolating. But after 53 years, that sound will come to an end. A Carson City institution for more than five decades, Jan's Tropics and Elegant Pooch

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Carson City celebrates Richard Doede’s 90th birthday

June 17, 2017 — Richard Doede actually turned 90 on April 2, but who's counting? "I'm 90-plus," Doede said. When asked Monday afternoon after finishing his workout routine at the Carson City Community Center on how he felt to be 90, Doede said, "The same way I feel getting

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Carson City School Board approves $63.5 million budget

May 17, 2017 — The Carson City School District is still in strong financial shape, but a troubling trend of having a deficit over the last couple of years has raised concerns. Carson City's School District Board unanimously, although a bit reluctantly, approved a $63.5 million budget for the

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Silver State graduates learn to believe in themselves

May 9, 2017 — It's not about yourself, but belief in yourself. That was the theme as graduates from Silver State High School received their diplomas Wednesday at the school's Performing Arts Center. Salutatorian Noah Shek said his time at Silver State showed him what was important wasn't about

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Carson City man’s eventful life includes working for Howard Hughes

April 27, 2017 — For Aubrey Kelch when it comes to his life, it's really been a case of one small step for man and one unconventional leap after another for mankind. Kelch, 87, is retired and now lives in Carson City with his wife, Alice, an accomplished artist.

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Carson High School officially dedicates Tom Andreasen Court

February 3, 2017 — Yes, Tom Andreasen coached the Carson High boys basketball team to the 1975 state title, one of just many of his accomplishments in his athletic, coaching and teacher career. But that's not why the court at Carson High's Morse Burley Gym has been named in

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Carson City School Board deals with $20M in projects

January 26, 2017 — The Carson City School Board dealt with more than $20 million in capital projects during its meeting on Tuesday. During the meeting, the board heard about its sale of a $15 million bond approved by voters that went better than expected and approved $6 million

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Carson City’s Tarulli retires after 38 years of service

October 20, 2016 — One of Tom Tarulli's reasons for retiring from the Carson City Fire Department was simple. "This is 38 years," he said. "I had accomplished what I set out to do." Tarulli's retirement became official near the end of September after 38 years of service. Tarulli

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WNC faces challenges in starting soccer program

September 29, 2016 — Ian Hill, who operates and is the head coach of Western Nevada College's club soccer teams, talks about what it's typically like for anyone beginning a new program as he oversees practice for his men's program at John L. Harvey Field on the WNC campus.

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Muhammad Ali: The Greatest humanitarian; Carson City photographer Charles Adams determined to carry on the legacy of boxing great

September 15, 2016 — Charles Adams is on a mission. People know about Muhammad Ali, the boxer. But Adams wants to make sure people know about Muhammad Ali, the man, the humanitarian. Or as Adams puts it, "what I call Ali the man, rather than Ali the boxer." Adams

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Franken campaigns for Democrats in Carson City

August 20, 2016 — Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, known for his political satire and his time on "Saturday Night Live" before entering office, took his best comedic shots at Donald Trump while supporting Democrats during a rally held in Carson City on Saturday. Franken attended the rally held

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