Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: Four stories show the greatness of Carson |

Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: Four stories show the greatness of Carson

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: To Carson City Little League 11-12 all-stars for defeating the favored Washoe team and advancing to the state tournament. Carson came from behind and then exploded with nine seventh-inning runs, earning the distinction of being the first Carson City team to reach the state tourney since 1992.

SILVER DOLLAR: To the Carson Nugget for donating $100,000 to send a Western Nevada College photo and poetry exhibit about war to Washington, D.C. Some of the funds will also go toward establishing a scholarship fund for returning veterans. “Always Lost: A Meditation on War” is making headlines across the country, thanks, in part, to the Nugget’s donation.

SILVER DOLLAR: To Carson City firefighters who refused to let last week’s C Hill fire damage the iconic American flag that’s a landmark for locals and tourists alike. The flag, a commemoration of the terrorist attacks in September 2001, has an especially poignant anniversary coming up, as this year marks a decade since the attacks.

SILVER DOLLAR: To the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada, and especially to Hal Hansen, executive director of the Carson City location, for giving hundreds of area children and teens a safe, fun place to go over the summer. Customer satisfaction is visible in the kids’ smiles as they play sports, enjoy nutritious meals and snacks, play games and learn computer skills.