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Leading Students By Her Example

  It is not unusual for Lupe Ramirez, Western Nevada College’s Latino outreach coordinator, to see her students out and about on the weekends at quinceañeras and other events. While some educators may be uncomfortable in a similar situation, Ramirez welcomes it. “I...

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Bringing Life, Legacy Back To Indian School

  When children arrived at Stewart Indian School during its initial years, they were no longer allowed to speak their own languages, sing their own songs or dance their own dances. Traditional arts were forbidden. Students were forced to wear uniforms. “There was no...

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Bowyer Hits Bullseye with Career Spanning Six Decades

  Over his more-than-60-year career as a custom bow maker, or bowyer, Tim Meigs, 89, made more than 9,000 custom bows for archers around the world. He ended his career at the top of his field,but he got off to an inauspicious start. “The day after Pearl Harbor, my...

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Couple finds Love on the trail

  One of the first things Johanna Foster did when moving back to Carson City to take care of her mother after retiring as an ecology professor in the Midwest was to join Muscle Powered, the advocacy group to create a more walkable and bikeable community. Specifically,...

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Loved and tattered welcome at Due Sorella

  On a chalkboard outside her store — Due Sorella — Julie Grady has written the words, “Tattered, Repurposed, Loved.” “If it’s perfect, I don’t want it,” she explained. “It has no character. It’s not interesting.” And for Grady, it is important to surround herself...

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Dancing to the songs of their ancestors

  Although all of the students are Yup’ik — a group of Eskimo people of western and southwestern Alaska — when they come together to sing and dance in their traditional ways at Mount Edgecumbe High School in Sitka, they have differences to overcome. “We all come from...

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Traditional Beadwork Keeps Heritage Alive

  Linda Eben-Jones, grew up watching her grandmother, Dollie Davis Moose, and her mother, Marlene Moose, do traditional beadwork along with their knitting and sewing. I’ve always been fascinated with beadwork,” she said. “I’ve watched beaders for as long as I could...

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Race director readies for Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Run

  By Teri Vance There are many aspects that go into organizing an endurance race — the logistics of the course, permits, lottery registration, aid stations and more. But for George Ruiz, director of the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Run, his overarching motivation is...

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Artist uses work to share cultural insights

  By Teri Vance Although inspired by his Paiute and Arapaho heritage, Topah Spoonhunter’s artwork is intended for a broader audience. “The ideas passed down through tribal culture, I think a lot of people might dismiss as primitive,” he said. “But in my experience...

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Volunteers key to building, maintaining trails

  By Teri Vance Johanna Foster, an ecologist and adjunct biology professor at Western Nevada College, moved to Carson City a year ago. The first organization she joined was Muscle Powered. She believes in Muscle Powered’s mission to create more walkable and bikeable...

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Native artist paints her experience

  By Teri Vance Topaz Jones grew up hearing a story about her grandfather working cattle with a bunch of ranch hands near the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Owyhee, where her family is from. As the story goes, one of the men went to check out a body of water...

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Shooting The Wilds Of Nevada

  By Teri Vance Not quite fitting in at school where he grew up in the farming community of Sutter, Calif., Larry Burton often retreated to the nearby Sierra Buttes. “I ended up running around those buttes all my growing up years,” he said. “It became my little...

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Race director promotes love of running

  By Teri Vance A baseball star at Reed High School in Sparks, EJ Maldonado went on to play at Southern Idaho College. After graduation, he went to the University of Nevada, Reno then into a career as the coordinator for the Western Regional Specialty Courts. With...

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Cycling twins set sight on second Carson City Off-Road

By Teri Vance Mallory and Molly Otto, both 18, were new to mountain biking last year when the Carson City Off-Road came  to town.“We decided to just try it out,” Molly said. “We did the 15-mile course, and it was a struggle for us. Mal and I like to downhill, and this...

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Weaving Traditional Crafts Into Contemporary Art

  By Teri Vance A professionally trained artist who has traveled much of the country, Ben Aleck is now looking closer to home for inspiration. “I’m reaching back to my roots,” said Aleck, who now lives at Pyramid Lake after retiring as an educator in Reno. “Where I’m...

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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 U.S....

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