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Local art galleries offer unique gifts

  As the holiday season approaches, Charlie Blim, owner of Charlie B Gallery, advises going into local shops rather than big box stores. “I’ve got stuff made by actual humans,” he said. “All that other stuff is made by machines.” But when customers come into his...

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Mark Salinas

  Art has always come naturally to Mark Salinas. “As a kid, I was winning coloring contests left and right,” he recalled. “My elementary school art teacher was very encouraging, and she helped lead me down that path.” Later in life — as he started his own company...

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Glimpse of City’s Arts, Culture Vision in New Mural

  Carson City’s inaugural public mural depicts a pair of eyes viewing a continuation of the live tree behind the wall at a public parking lot on North Curry between West Ann and West Sophie streets. “I wanted to work with the site,” said artist Erik Burke, 37,...

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Epic Family To Take On Mountain Bike Race

By Teri Vance When their boys were little, Brian and Katie McRae would pull them along in trailers behind their bikes before upgrading to a tagalong. When the boys outgrew that, Brian would wrap a rubber tube around their bike stems and tow them behind his own bike....

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Bringing Mystique To Old Favorites

By Teri Vance   The best way to describe the cuisine at Mystique Restaurant & Lounge in downtown Carson City is American nouveau, said executive chef David Stern. “My whole philosophy is finding out what the guests are looking for,” he explained. “Then I take...

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Finding Physical Therapy On Mountain Trails

By Teri Vance   Having just finished physical therapy school in 1994, Kevin Bigley and his then-girlfriend Tammie were having trouble finding good-paying jobs in Denver where they lived at the time. They knew they wanted to live somewhere they could continue rock...

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Finding Physical Therapy On Mountain Trails

  By Teri Vance   Having just finished physical therapy school in 1994, Kevin Bigley and his then-girlfriend Tammie were having trouble finding good-paying jobs in Denver where they lived at the time. They knew they wanted to live somewhere they could...

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Businesses look forward to newly formed alliance

By Teri Vance Sue Jones has owned the Purple Avocado with her husband, Stan, in downtown Carson City for nearly 15 years. The Carson City Visitors Bureau’s newly formed Business Alliance Network, she said, will be a boon to her and other businesses in the area. “I’m...

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Outdoor enthusiast eyes trail along Carson River

By Teri Vance   People who know Donna Inversin well, she said, are reluctant to ride in the car with her while she’s driving. “My eyes are not on the road, they are on the hills looking for trails,” she said. And now she’s got her eye on a trail she’d like to see...

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Making the call

By Teri Vance   Richard Pitts was 15 the first time he was asked to umpire a game. He’d gone to watch a younger classmate play baseball just to find out the game was in jeopardy because only one official had shown up. He asked Pitts to step in. “He put me out on...

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Historic Clock Keeps Capital Time

By Teri Vance   Every 15 minutes, the chimes in the Laxalt Building ring through downtown Carson City, marking the passage of time with a classical tune or a Beatles melody, even the state’s song, “Home Means Nevada.” But it hasn’t always been that way. When Bill...

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Eclectic food joint finds success in new home

By Teri Vance   After working as a chef for more than 30 years, Anthony Fish still hasn’t decided on a favorite food. Lucky for him, as the owner of the popular Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint, he doesn’t have to. “I get bored easily, so I like to do new stuff,” he...

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On The Hunt

On the hunt By Teri Vance   Nearly every day, Dan Hannum takes one of his three dogs out to practice for chukar hunting competitions. On a recent, unusually warm day in late winter, he loaded up Red. Short for Silverado Always Ready, Red is a 6-year-old English...

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Chef Has Passion For Cooking; Calling For Service

Chef has passion for cooking; calling for service By Teri Vance   Charlie Abowd, a fourth-generation chef going back to his family in Lebanon, has made a life of feeding people. “I feed people who want to be fed, and I have a passion for that,” he said. “But my...

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Ghost Walk Brings History To Life

Ghost walk brings history to life  By Teri Vance      Mary Bennett first went on the Carson City Ghost Walk as a reporter for the local radio station 23 years ago. With a theater background and storytelling instincts, she was immediately drawn to the historic...

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Skater turns passion into business

Story By Teri Vance Photos By Cathleen Allison Carson City Visitors Bureau     Shortly after graduating from Carson High School in 1999, Matt Bartak stared working full time for the city, going on to own a home. All the while, his wheels have been turning....

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Painting her authentic self

Story By Teri Vance Photos By Cathleen Allison Carson City Visitors Bureau   When Deana Hoover looks at a person, she sees beyond the appearance. “I wish people could see themselves the way an artist sees them,” she said. “People are so amazingly beautiful, but...

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January 21 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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The Lion King, Jr.

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bob Boldrick Theatre Carson City

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