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Spencer Remembers: Colin, Convention Center, Cool Hand
Plaudits for University of Nevada, Reno quarterback Colin Kaepernick came raining down on the sensational sophomore who last week almost singlehandedly destroyed the UNLV squad in the bout for the Fremont Cannon.
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Spencer Remembers: This ought to jog your memory
Sept. 20 was the 40th running of the Journal Jog, long regarded as the granddaddy of local races.
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Getting adolescents ready for a ‘healthy school’ experience
As parents start to think about back to school preparation, it’s very important they make sure that their ‘tweens’ and teens get recommended immunizations and a vision screening.
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Spencer Remembers: Air Races Ready To Fly
Some 45 years ago a small group of adventurous private pilots gathered at the Sky Ranch on Pyramid Highway to take to the air in the inaugural Reno National Championship Air Races.
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Spencer Remembers: Northern Nevada’s Greatest Show
This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the opening of the biggest show on the biggest stage, at that time, in the entire state of Nevada.
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Burners blaze through Sparks
The road out to the playa desert is long and it runs right through Sparks.
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Spencer Remembers: ‘Reno’s Weatherman’ is a big hit at Good ...
Dick Stoddard, weatherman at KOLO-TV Channel 8 in Reno, drew a record sized audience for his appearance before the area’s Good Old Days club at its August meeting at the Reno Elks Club.
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Raggio’s bid to continue tenure in state government was a na...
As many political savants predicted, Tuesday’s primary election feature race, between incumbent State Senator Bill Raggio and former Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, proved to be a close and exciting match-up.
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Lamplight Christian School brings its glow to Sparks
As students will begin reciting the Pledge of Allegiance once again at the end of this month, students at the Lamplight Christian School will follow it with the Pledge to the Christian Flag as part of their Christian-based curriculum school day.
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Ford Edsel roars into Hot August Nights
In 1958, Ronald Bevers bought his first, brand new Ford Edsel when he was 20 years old. The Ranger model, a two-door gas guzzling sedan, was said to have been an ugly design and overall did not match the hype that Ford had promised.
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Female golfer to headline Reno-Tahoe Open
This year’s version of the Reno Tahoe Open, which has as its title sponsor Legends at Sparks Marina, will be featuring a female golfer, Michelle Wie, as its biggest name celebrity.
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Artist’s creative pursuits represent spectrum of passions
Vanessa Aramanda calls herself “ADD” for attention deficit disorder, but perhaps the word more appropriate for her wide array of artistic interests is “eclectic.” It’s a trait that works for her as a vendor at the Sparks Hometowne Farmer’s Market every Thursday during the summer. At her two booths, manned by herself and her daughters, she uses her talent to paint on kids’ faces whatever design they request, whether it’s a dragon, a line of sta...
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Local racer speeds through the desert
When Mark Levrett gets on the freeway, he admits he drives like a grandpa, hardly ever going over 70 mph. But when he gets out in the desert, under a blaring afternoon sun, it’s a different story.
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Local woman wraps her arms around a mission of love
Michelle Nichols wrapped one arm around Mayor Geno Martini Monday after accepting the city’s official proclamation for National Hug Your Kids day. The advocate for hugging thanked the council for the award and after a quick photo, was off to coordinate “the biggest little hug” at Wingfield Park in Reno. “I want to change the world’s thinking,” Nichols said. “Hug your kids every day.” The story of National Hug Your Kids day began 10 years ago M...
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Knitting mother keeps Sparks and Reno patients warm
Having raised her now-grown son, Lynn Cook has some time on her hands, and it’s her hands that she’s put to work.
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High school student makes his way to Capitol Hill
In his spare time, Daniel Lide is like any other typical teenager playing basketball and hanging out with friends. So when Lide’s history teacher suggested he apply for a Congressional Academy in Washington, D.C., he didn’t think he had a chance.
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MVP status is more than just good seats and autographs
The house that Ruth built is filled with history, honor and an undying legacy. Now, it is filled with lifelong memories for one Sparks man and his family.
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Swimmers hope to make a big splash at championships
Shelby Case and Chelsey Larsen would swim rain or shine — but not thunderstorm.
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Sun Valley student learns leadership in Washington D.C.
At 11 years of age, Vance Corum wants to volunteer at convalescent hospitals and senior centers by playing the piano.
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Ham radio brings help through the frequencies
Ralph Covington may go by “Ralph” most of the time, but when he gets on his radio transmitter, “W7SK” is all he answers to.
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