Thank you to first responders |

Thank you to first responders

The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.

SILVER DOLLAR: To the local, state and federal firefighters who have been tremendous in difficult conditions this week. While the property loss in Washoe Valley is devastating, the firefighters and law enforcement efforts to evacuate residents and keep it from being a lot worse are heroic. Thank you.

SILVER DOLLAR: To Reno’s Erik Burke for his painting of the mural on the wall of the Cal-Ranch Store. Also to the Winnie Lane McDonald’s for their help with the project.

Carson City officials showed their appreciation for the mural last week and to be sure Carson City is appreciative of it. The six people who had a major impact on Nevada and Carson City depicted in the mural are Jack Johnson, Bertha Raffetto, Abraham Curry, Sarah Winnemucca, Kit Carson and Julia Bulette.

SILVER DOLLAR: To the Carson High Blue Thunder Marching Band and the Fernley High Band for their winning efforts in recent competition.