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Trina Machacek: A rural Nevada spa day
Trina Machacek: A rural Nevada spa day

May 20, 2019

Taking a spa day takes careful planning and, oh, such attention to detail. One needs to begin the journey with care and knowledge that a spa is all in the interpretation of the spa goer....



Letters to the Editor for May 18, 2019

May 19, 2019

Thank Supes for improved roads The completion of Interstate 580 improved Carson City. Reducing downtown Carson Street to two lanes made our city beautiful and the reduction of South Carson Street to four lanes will...


Faith & Insight: Walking by faith
Faith & Insight: Walking by faith

May 19, 2019

We walk by faith, not by sight. I have four children and some of my favorite memories are watching them walk for the first time. I remember seeing my son David walk at 7 months....






JoAnne Skelly: Tips for successful firescaping
JoAnne Skelly: Tips for successful firescaping

May 17, 2019

Firescaping is landscape design that reduces house and property vulnerability to wildfires. The goal is to develop a landscape with a design and choice of plants that enhance the aesthetics of the property while creating...




Letters to the Editor for May 15, 2019

May 16, 2019

Renown staff assisted in quick recovery On April 29, I had two back surgeries at Renown Hospital in Reno. Dr. Michael Song and his staff were wonderful and I am at home recuperating with absolutely...



Kathy Walters: Immigration crisis is solvable
Kathy Walters: Immigration crisis is solvable

May 15, 2019

Frankly, this illegal immigration crisis at the US/Mexican border is a blessing. As with many crises — global or personal — they become opportunities to grow and that’s a blessing. Often our immediate reaction is...


The Popcorn Stand: Sharman made the NBA what it is

May 15, 2019

The NBA draft lottery was Tuesday night and as we were talking about the proceedings in the newsroom, I recalled memories of legendary Hall of Fame basketball coach and player Bill Sharman. Sharman is from...


The Popcorn Stand: ‘Times’ for a promposal
The Popcorn Stand: ‘Times’ for a promposal

May 15, 2019

It’s that time of year again. Actually it’s been that time of year again for a while. You can’t just ask a girl (or a guy) to the prom anymore. For the past few years,...



‘Nobody disobeys my orders’
‘Nobody disobeys my orders’

May 14, 2019

I had a boss in the mid-1990s I’ll call Mr. X. He was very similar to President Donald Trump in talent and temperament. In other words, he was incompetent and narcissistic. Mr. X believed, as...


1984 a few years late
1984 a few years late

May 14, 2019

You may have read George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” at some point. It is less known than “Animal Farm” and much darker in message. Briefly, the novel chronicles an overreaching governmental society where everyone and...


Trina Machacek: If not you, who?
Trina Machacek: If not you, who?

May 12, 2019

Don’t let the title stop you from continuing to read. It isn’t going to be what you expect. It’s not going to be about standing up or sitting down for this cause or that cause....