Silver Dollars & wooden nickels: Twenty-five dollars to the Carson symphony

The Nevada Appeal's "Silver Dollar" and "Wooden Nickel" feature recognizes positive achievements from the Capital region and, when warranted, points out others that missed the mark.

Silver Dollar: Twenty-five silver dollars go out to the Carson City Symphony as the organization celebrates its silver anniversary this month. David Bugli, who is the symphony's conductor, founded the group in 1984.

The premiere performance of an orchestral piece commissioned for the anniversary and composed by Dr. Steven Rosenhaus of New York was scheduled Saturday in Carson. He's scheduled to conduct an encore performance in Fallon today at 4 p.m. Call 883-4154 for ticket information.

Silver Dollar: We plunk a nugget of Comstock silver down to mark the V&T Railway track project reaching Carson City this week as railroad work started on the bridge crossing Highway 50 East near the Carson-Lyon County border.

About 7.5 miles of the 18-mile tourist railroad from Virginia City to Carson City will be finished when track work on the bridge is done in about a month. The project that started in 2005 is expected to be completed around 2012.

Silver Dollar: The Korean War Memorial at Riverview Park in Carson City will receive a final addition early next month when 4,400 pounds of polished marble from South Korea will be mounted atop a cement pedestal.

The memorial began as an idea from the late Richard Hyde, former president of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 198 of Northern Nevada, and has come to fruition with the help of the community, the Korean War Veterans Association of Carson City 305 and the Korean American Association of Reno.

The Carson chapter started the project in 2005 after the Carson City Board of Supervisors approved a portion of the park to be named Korean War Veterans Memorial Park. The memorial is one of two Korean War memorials in the state. The other is in Sparks. The completed monument will be dedicated at 9:45 a.m. May 16, Armed Forces Day.

Wooden Nickel: This week's return of wintry weather gets a bag full of sawdust. We know this weather is the norm for springtime in Northern Nevada, but that doesn't mean we have to like it. Bring back last week's 80-degree temperatures.

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