Shrine Circus Days
The recent appearance of the Kerak Shrine Circus in Reno at the Livestock Events Center recalled how the presentation of the annual show has changed over the years.
Now is the right time for a state lottery
When retired state archivist Guy Rocha gave his “State of the State” talk to Reno’s Good Old Days (G.O.D.) club last month he noted that among the new sources of revenue for Nevada might be the implementation of a state lottery.
Significant Renoites who died this year
Many iconic figures of this area in the 20th Century have passed away during the last few months and they should be remembered for their contributions to life in the Truckee Meadows. The most recent was Frank Menante, a clothier non pareil in the Biggest Little City, and shortly before him were lawyer Frank Petersen and entrepreneur Bill Walker. A couple of months ago it was time for longtime lawyer and businessman Bob McDonald and Sparks acti...
The good old days of Virginia City are still good
A news story that came out midweek noted that the National Trust for Historic Preservation had named Virginia City, Nev., to its list of 12 “Distinctive Destinations” across the country. The news came as a blessing to the many old-time marketing pros in this area who have long felt that northern Nevada has been sold short by the fact that the “Liveliest Ghost Town in the West” has never been properly featured when it comes to the promotion of ...
The top news stories of 2008 for Nevada and nation
For a remarkable year news-wise, look back on 2008. The Obama election would have to rate in the top spot on a national and worldwide basis, but there were plenty of stories on the local and state scene that kept readers on their intellectual toes. Gov. Jim Gibbons’ divorce was a long-running affair, as were his various encounters with other problems such as Elko County land usage to mention but one. The ending of the long career of state Sen....
Time for a facelift
Reno’s most iconic church in the downtown area, St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral at 310 W. Second St., is currently encased in a spider web-like coating as workers seek to rehab the classic red structure and bring it up to code.