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Sculpture Inspires Artists Through Works Of Da Vinci

  Mischell Riley spent nearly a year building a 10-by-23-foot cement sculpture of Leonardo Da Vinci that weighs close to seven tons. She endured heat up to 105 degrees working with cement — an unforgiving medium she’d never sculpted with before — to finish the...

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Bob Nylen Gets Excited About History

  To understand the history of the Nevada State Museum, explains Bob Nylen, the museum’s curator of history, you need to first understand the history of the U.S. Mint in Carson City. It began operation in 1870 and ran until 1893. In 1899 it was converted to a...

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A Locals Look At Fat-Tire Bike Riding

  There is a growing fat bike community in Carson City, and many of the local trails lend themselves to an enjoyable fat biking experience. While any trail is a good trail for a fat bike, there are a few in the area that stand out as exceptional. One of the most...

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A Locals Look at Snowshoeing

  The best bet for snowshoeing in Carson City is at Spooner Summit and the surrounding areas, just 20 minutes up the mountain on Highway 50 from downtown. Here are a few trailheads, the trails ranging from beginner to advanced. Those looking for groomed trails...

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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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