Leading Students By Her Example

Leading Students By Her Example by Teri Vance   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...

Bringing Life, Legacy Back To Indian School

Bringing Life, Legacy Back To Indian School by Teri Vance   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...

Bowyer Hits Bullseye with Career Spanning Six Decades

Bowyer Hits Bullseye With Career Spanning Six Decades by Teri Vance   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...

Couple finds Love on the trail

Couple Finds Love on the Trail by Teri Vance   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...

Loved and tattered welcome at Due Sorella

Loved and Tattered Welcome at Due Sorella by Teri Vance   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...

Dancing to the songs of their ancestors

Dancing To The Songs Of Their Ancestors by Teri Vance   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,...