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Great Basin Brewery debuts farmers’ market, showcases local ...
The end of August not only signals the end of summer, it means the end of farmers’ market season on Victorian Square. However, Great Basin Brewing Company refuses to let the local farming season die.
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Paul Ryan outlines plan for Republican campaign
The battle for swing-state Nevada is on as the Republican political campaign of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan make their rounds in northern Nevada, making two stops in four days.
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Community lessons taught at Sparks Museum
SPARKS — For 25 years of her 32-year teaching career Tammy Higgins has brought her students to the Sparks Museum and Cultural Center. The first-grade teacher feels the museum is an important symbol of community, and a perfect place to teach children about what their community has to offer.
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Sparks Senior Center gets facelift
Michelle McDonald inherited about 20 grandparents over the past several months working with senior citizens at the Sparks Senior Citizens Center. McDonald, who has seen the passing of all her grandparents, was overcome with emotion Wednesday when she took the microphone to address the Reno-Sparks Leadership (RSL) class.
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Rail City Profile : Rathmann discusses finer points of manag...
SPARKS — As the final day of the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off came to a close, Jay Rathmann, owner and manager of BJ’s Barbecue Restaurant in Sparks, easily recalled his first Nugget Rib Cook-Off. He was 17.
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Get Your Health ON! : UNR students receive free health asses...
RENO — Students are in full swing for the fall semester at the University of Nevada, Reno, and so are the pressures and stressors that accompany college life. Upcoming tests, feeling homesick and roommate arguments are some of the many things that cause stress to college students.
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Nugget, local businesses conduct mass cleaning efforts follo...
SPARKS — A short line of port-a-potties, some containing fencing and a few vendors’ trucks are all that remain Tuesday on Victorian Square in wake of the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off.
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US Supreme Court Justice Scalia visiting Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A planned visit by conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to a Las Vegas Roman Catholic church for a ceremony seeking divine guidance for legal professionals and to a Las Vegas Strip casino reception afterward was drawing criticism Tuesday from a liberal activist who promised demonstrations to mark the events. Scalia, who is due to begin his 27th year on the court next month, also is scheduled Wednesday to spea...
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Rib Cook-Off comes and goes
It was beyond the imagination of John Ascuaga to envision the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off bringing enough people to be Nevada’s second largest city to Victorian Square.
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Burning Man attendance stays well within BLM cap
RENO — The Burning Man festival on the Nevada desert drew crowds well within the maximum attendance cap allowed by federal land managers, a year after its organizers were placed on probation for exceeding the limit.
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Wildlife refuge in NV to remove all wild horses
RENO — Federal officials have approved a final management plan for the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Nevada that calls for the removal of all wild horses and burros from it within five years.
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Creating the people’s living room
Nugget executive Stephen Ascuaga talks about rib cook-off evolution, role in Sparks community
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Vendors without ribs prosper, provide options at Best in the...
SPARKS — It was a man in North Carolina who corrected Patrick Mace when he was in search of some fried pickle chips, telling him ‘frickles’ were common to most restaurants. Mace, then an employee of Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma, Calif., had the “crazy idea” of selling the fried vegetable on the company’s menu.
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Volunteers with a Cause
Sparks, Spanish Springs groups donate time, reap rewards
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Method to the Madness : Rib vendors share preparation techni...
SPARKS — When you are chowing down your pile of ribs this week at the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, you are tasting the hard work and preparation of some of the best grillers in the country.
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