Past headlines for Sept. 23 |

Past headlines for Sept. 23

Headlines from a year ago:

Commercial development proposed for Dayton Valley Road

The first multi-million dollar commercial development along Dayton Valley Road is expected to be open for tenants in spring 2007, according to the developer.

River Vista Commercial Center is located near the airport and the largest cluster of homes in this town of about 10,000.

River Vista Properties Inc. will invest from $8 million to $9 million in the 8.5-acre project that abuts the Carson River, said company president Phil Cowee. It has developed large industrial centers, but this will be its first commercial/retail center.

Coloring a contribution to VC firefighters

Amid the hundreds of motorcycles and bikers clomping over the boardwalks of Virginia City on Friday, Louise Kerr stood out.

The 81-year-old cleared a spot just across from the Union Brewery on C Street and set up her canvas and easel. She was using the many visitors to Thunder on the Comstock as the muse for her latest painting.

The painting showcased the storefront of the Union Brewery with all manner of motorcycles parked out front. By 1:30 p.m., someone had already inquired about purchasing the painting when she was finished with it.

Update: This year’s Thunder on the Comstock celebration ends today, part of the 14th annual Street Vibrations motorcycle event.