Thumbs down to the people who chose to cook their food and drugs at the A Street house and turn it into a public health hazard.
Thumbs up to Hot August Nights for finally hiring an expert to handle the nonprofit’s shaky public relations.
Thumbs down to Hot August Nights for not just coming out and saying they can’t be confined to northern Nevada.
Thumbs up to the Regional Transportation Commission for finishing the four-lane widening of Vista Boulevard in Wingfield Springs.
Thumbs up to the city of Sparks for looking for any way it can to bring in money for more police officers and firefighters.
Thumbs up to Sparks resident Sean Kukowski for winning the Great Nevada Picture Hunt with his electrifying image of a lightning storm.
Thumbs up to the Nevada Wolf Pack Athletic Department for accepting the invitation to leave the Western Athletic Conference and leave the Mountain West Conference. The new alignment will give UNR sports more exposure and better opportunities for financial gain.
Thumbs up to local prep football players for surviving the most difficult part of their season: summer training camp.
Thumbs down to the recipients of the 887 citations issued by Sparks police during a recent operation to keep drivers and pedestrians safe.
Thumbs up to the members of the Muslim community for standing by their faith in a day when many people discriminate against for their religion.
Thumbs down to all purveyors of hate speech, whether it is directed at a person, a religion or even an animal.
Thumbs down to Reno teen James Pineda for beating a homeless man to death in 2009 near downtown Reno. Pineda was sentenced this week to spend the next 10 years in prison.
Thumbs up to John Ascuaga’s Nugget and all the barbecue masters who will grill up their meaty delights at this week’s annual Best in the West Rib Cook-Off.
Thumbs down to Mother Nature for ending summer too quickly.
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