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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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Court Cardinal brings zone focus to work and play

Story By Teri Vance Photos By Cathleen Allison Carson City Visitors Bureau   Court Cardinal started his career in casinos as a bar back and bartender at the Clarion Casino in Reno when it opened in 1991. Although he worked his way up to management, it is his...

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Jeff Potter Dreams Of A Trail

Jeff Potter first presented the idea of building a trail to traverse the mountains of west Carson City, connecting Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon, in 2007. After years of planning and obtaining the proper permissions and permits, he and other organizers broke ground on...

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Carson’s Carson Shows Love For City

As the sales and marketing coordinator for the Hampton Inn, Carson Cessna, 28, is often the first person visitors meet when planning their trips to Nevada’s capital. “I love facilitating a fantastic experience in Carson City,” he said. “I take a lot of pleasure in...

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Spicy Inspiration With Traditional Recipes

For as long as Marcos Brito can remember, he’s felt at home in the kitchen. “Both of my parents worked, so as a little boy I would babysit my brother and sisters,” he said. “If they wanted something to eat, I would go make it for them.” Now his siblings — and many...

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Upcoming Events

Sat 27

V&T Railroad Steam Train – Season Opening

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
V&T Eastgate Depot
Carson City
Sat 27
Sat 27

Carson City Ghost Walk

May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
McFadden Plaza
Carson City

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