Stories for November 2016

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Wednesday, November 30

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‘Bluebonnets, Firewheels, and Brown-Eyed Susans, or Poems New and Used from the Bandera Rag and Bone Shop’ by David Lee, a Pulitzer Prize nominated poet.

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Timothy Winter as Buddy the Elf.

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Braden Holub as Charlie is seen with his little elves. ‘Elf, Jr.’ plays weekends Dec. 2-11 at the Brewery Arts Center.

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The Vintage at Kings Canyon is a proposed 80-acre planned unit development on Andersen Ranch located on either side of Ormsby Boulevard on Carson City’s westside.

Tuesday, November 29

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Mark Salinas is the arts & culture coordinator for Carson City.

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Abbey Paulson battles for a loose ball in a game against Reno on Tuesday.

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Dajarrah Navarro drives to the basket against Reno on Tuesday night.

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Leland King II puts up a shot along the baseline in a game against Pacific on Tuesday night.

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Two students work with manufacturing technology in TMCC's Pennington Applied Technology Center. This technology is similar to what will be used in the apprenticeship programs.

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Representatives from TMCC, the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship, Click Bond and Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development celebrate the announcement of Click Bond becoming one of the first employer partners for Nevada's Apprenticeship Project.

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An eareal view of Newmont's Long Valley Mine.

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Heavy equipment move dirt at the Lone Canyon mine.

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A doré bar, a bar of semi pure gold and silver, from Newmont's Long Canyon Mine.

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The Long Canyon Mine, located between Wells and Wendover, is seen in a long view with the pit in the foreground. Newmont Mining Corporation acquired the mine in April 2011 and began working it in earnest in April 2015.

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The unveiling of artists' work will be done in time for this year's reception and Holiday Art Bar on Dec. 2.

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Openshaw Saddlery reports it had one of its best post-Thanksgiving Saturdays in some time.

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Businesses also reported good Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sales.

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Suzie Albaugh, store manager of the Fallon Food Hub, said Small Business Saturday was very successful.

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Rob Jacobson, center, with his Administrator of the Year Award from the Nevada Association of School Boards poses with Lyon County School District board member Bridget Peterson, left, and LCSD Deputy Superintendent Alan Reeder.

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Fernley Intermediate School Principal Rob Jacobson, right, receives the Administrator of the Year Award at the Nevada Association of School Boards Annual Conference. Alongside him are FIS Dean of Students Paul Sullivan, and Jacobson's wife, Dee Ann.

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The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees is recognized as the Nevada State Governance Board of the Year by the Nevada Association of School Boards. From left, Dr. Greg Koenig; Kathryn Whitaker; Dr. Sandra Sheldon, district superintendent; Tricia Strasdin; Carmen Schank; Richard Gent and Clay Hendrix (not pictured: Matt Hyde).

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Haylee Paladine had a breakout season for Fallon and earned first-team honors.

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LeAnn Stands led Fallon in blocking and was a second-team pick.

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Whitney Skabelund was a team leader in kills, blocks and serving. She was name to first team on both all-state and all-region.

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Zoey Swisher led the team in assists and was an all-region honorable mention.

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Pvt. Brittany Sears, 18, of Virginia City Highlands, completes the dead lift portion of the Occupational Physical Assessment Test in Stead, Nev., in October. Sears is set to become the first woman in the Nevada Army Guard to hold a combat-occupation role in a front-line unit. If she passes her upcoming training, she'll become a combat engineer in the 609th Engineer Company in Fallon.

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Six types of people tend to describe those who avoid doctors.

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James Jacklett, operations manager, control systems for Carson City Public Works turns on the Phantom 4 inside his office.

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The Phantom 4 drone was used to produce three-dimensional images of the Brunswick Canyon dam and reservoir where Carson City stores its reclaimed water in the winter.

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In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, photo, Justin Hathaway hugs his daughter Ella, who suffers from Goltz syndrome, a rare illness that requires frequent care from medical specialists, at their home in Tonopah, Nev. Tears well up in the eyes of Ella's mother, lifelong Tonopah resident Acacia Hathaway, as she talks about last year's closure of Nye Regional Medical Center, the only hospital within 100 miles of her home. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

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In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, photo, Acacia Hathaway puts Aquafore on her daughter Ella's rashes on her face at their home in Tonopah, Nev. Ella suffers from Goltz syndrome, a rare illness that requires frequent care from medical specialists. Tears well up in the eyes of Ella's mother, lifelong Tonopah resident Acacia Hathaway, as she talks about last year's closure of Nye Regional Medical Center, the only hospital within 100 miles of her home. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

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Click Bond Director of Engineering Ralph Strahan shows Mayor Bob Crowell the process of marking parts and devices in the newly opened building.

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Carson City officials and Click Bond officials cut the ribbon on its newly renovated space on Wednesday.

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President and CEO of Click Bond Inc., Karl Hutter, talks about the company's process with Jeff Shaheen, co-founder of Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC.

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Click Bond Director of Engineering Ralph Strahan shows Mayor Bob Crowell the process of marking parts and devices in the newly opened building.

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he Wetlands and Wings youth program has a waterfowl hunt day at the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe wetlands. The tribe also provided transportation and mentors for the group of first-time hunters who did an extensive pre-hunt workshop and used gear and equipment donated by local businesses.

Monday, November 28

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Nevada head coach Brian Polian reacts to a call against his team in the season opener against UC Davis.

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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Nevada state Sen. Ruben Kihuen speaks at the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters building in Las Vegas. Nevada has become an election case study for Democrats after it went blue while much of the country went red. The purest success story for the "Reid machine" is Kihuen, a Mexican immigrant and son of a casino housekeeper who unseated an incumbent Republican congressman with help from heavy-hitting fans, Sen. Harry Reid, Bill Clinton and the formidable, highly immigrant Culinary Union that represents casino workers like his mom. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., speaks to supporters after his victory at an election watch party in Las Vegas. Nevada has become an election case study for Democrats after it went blue while much of the country went red. The purest success story for the "Reid machine" is Kihuen, a Mexican immigrant and son of a casino housekeeper who unseated an incumbent Republican congressman with help from heavy-hitting fans, Sen. Harry Reid, Bill Clinton and the formidable, highly immigrant Culinary Union that represents casino workers like his mom. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens, File)

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President-elect Donald Trump, followed by his wife Melania Trump and son Barron Trump, boards his plane at Palm Beach International Airport, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in West Palm Beach, Fla., en route to New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Construction continues on the presidential reviewing stand on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, looking toward the White House and the Washington Monument. The reviewing stand is where then President Donald Trump will view the inaugural parade on Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 file photo U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at the 19th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit at Zephyr Cove, in South Lake Tahoe, Nev. The women's rights group UltraViolet ran a full-page ad in the Reno Gazette-Journal this week accusing Heller of doing nothing when president-elect Donald Trump named Steve Bannon as chief White House strategist. .The group acknowledges Heller can't directly block Trump's adviser choice, but says he could refuse to approve other Trump nominees until Trump boots Bannon. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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This photo provided by Osmo shows an Osmo Creative Set. Toys that teach aren’t a new thing, but a growing number are calling for kids to build with blocks, circuits or everyday items before reaching for a tablet screen. (Osmo via AP)

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This photo provided by Anki shows the Cozmo Memory Match game. Whether you’re looking for something educational or a toy that’s just for fun, there are a lot of choices for the holidays. New toys include little robot friends full of personality and magnetic blocks that snap together to teach the basics of computer programming. (Anki via AP)

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This photo provided by Osmo shows an Osmo Creative Set. Toys that teach aren’t a new thing, but a growing number are calling for kids to build with blocks, circuits or everyday items before reaching for a tablet screen. (Osmo via AP)

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This photo provided by Osmo shows an Osmo Creative Set. Toys that teach aren’t a new thing, but a growing number are calling for kids to build with blocks, circuits or everyday items before reaching for a tablet screen. (Osmo via AP)

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This photo provided by Osmo shows an Osmo Creative Set. Toys that teach aren’t a new thing, but a growing number are calling for kids to build with blocks, circuits or everyday items before reaching for a tablet screen. (Osmo via AP)

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This photo provided by Anki shows the Cozmo Memory Match game. Whether you’re looking for something educational or a toy that’s just for fun, there are a lot of choices for the holidays. New toys include little robot friends full of personality and magnetic blocks that snap together to teach the basics of computer programming. (Anki via AP)

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Construction continues on the Maverik gas station on Highway 50 east.

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Nevada Donor Network volunteers gather at a recent event.

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Nevada Donor Network's Team Nevada participates in the biennial event Donate Life Transplant Games of America. The next event is in Salt Lake City in the summer of 2018.

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Nevada Donor Network volunteer at the DMV on National Blue & Green Day.

Sunday, November 27

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Resident Paula Lochridge reported 4 inches of snow in Johnson Lane this moring.

Saturday, November 26

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Kathie Taylor, managing partner of In Plain Sight Marketing, LLC in Carson City, received the Bronze Spike award from the Public Relations Society of America, Sierra Nevada Chapter.

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Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 received the Lodge of the Year award for 2015-2016. From the left are Mike Zellen, Grand Exalted Ruler; Mary Retterer, PER, ER, L.; Jim Grillo, PGER, Nevada State Sponsor, and Ken Catlin.

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Carson Host Lions Rick Jackson presenting $1,000 check for Nevada Day Button sales to Janet Baker, president of Nevada Day Committee.

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Carson City’s Dr. Steve Pradere was awarded the District Level Administrator Impacting Student Achievement by the Nevada Association of School Boards for his work with the Race to the Top program in Carson City schools.

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Santa walks along the capital mall with a good sized group of people on their way to the Carsom Mall Saturday in Carson City.

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Santa pauses with his group for a photo in front of the Legislative Building while on their way to the Carson Mall Saturday.

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India Rogers carries 5-year-old Anastasia Rea on the Santa walk Saturday in Carson City.

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12-year-old Carson Middle School student Tarah Wright makes her way around the ice rink Saturday.

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Rosa Castaneda and Tarah Wright share a laugh after a little mishap on the ice Saturday.

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Remember to tie those skates up tight to support your ankles.

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7-year-old Sydney McGruder supports herself along the wall of the Arlington Square ice rink Saturday afternoon. For skating information visit www.carson.org

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Carson High senior Henry Sturm and sophomores Maritza Filson and Eleanor Sturm enjoy the official opening day at the Arlington Square ice rink downtown. For hours and rates visit www.carson.org

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Alanna Hernandez, 9, of Reno enjoys herself at the ice rink in Carson Saturday.

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Danielle Langum, Safe School Advocate at Pioneer High School.

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Rob Jacobson, principal of Fernley Intermediate School, holds his Administrator of the Year award with his wife, Dee Ann.

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Dayton High School educator C.J. Fields smiles with his wife, Kim. The special education teacher was honored as Teacher of the Year at the Nevada Association of School Boards Annual Conference on Nov. 19.

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Tyler Stammer, 18, left, and Mendy Southard, both of Gardnerville, mobilize the leg of fellow student Lisa Stokes, 21, of Carson City, as teacher Dave Lane looks on during an Emergency Medical Technician class at Western Nevada College.

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Lisa Stokes, 21, of Carson City, takes the blood pressure of fellow student Matt Santos, 18, of Minden, during an Emergency Medical Technician class at Western Nevada College on April 9, 2015.

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CHS Speech and Debate Club at Wooster High School.

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Angel, a third grade student at Mark Twain Elementary School, opens his NHS food basket.

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The Board of the High Sierra Swing Dance Club presents Traci Trenoweth from Advocates to End Domestic Violence with a check of $450. The club donated profits from its September monthly dance to the organization, along with some private donations from club members. Advocates is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides support and services to battered women and their children. For more information, go to www.aedv.org. For more about the nonprofit High Sierra Swing Dance Club, go to www.highsierrasdc.org.

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Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacqueline Holman is the 2016 Junior Sailor of the Year for Naval Health Clinic Charleston, located at Joint Base Charleston- Naval Weapons Station, in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

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Carson City’s Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacqueline Holman receives a Flag Letter of Commendation from Naval Health Clinic Charleston Commanding Officer Capt. Elizabeth Maley Oct. 14 at NHCC, located at Joint Base Charleston – Naval Weapons Station, South Carolina. The 2009 graduate of Carson High School is a hospital corpsman who has served two deployments in the Middle East.

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In this Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 photo, Shasta County, Calif., Sheriff Tom Bosenko addresses the media during a press conference regarding a missing woman who was found, in Yolo County, Calif. Authorities were searching Thursday for two women suspected in the abduction of Sherri Papini a California mother who turned up safe near an interstate three weeks after she disappeared. (Andreas Fuhrmann /The Record Searchlight via AP)

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After 96 years in private hands, the sandstone sculpture of an eagle that once graced the entrance of the old Nevada State Prison is back at the historic prison.

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Carson City Sheriff's Deputy Bob Guimont and Carson City Firefighter Dustin Peterson go face to face in a challenge to see which department can sell the most tickets for Holiday Crawl 2016, a community fundraiser to benefit the Holiday with a Hero program.

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The Carson City Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is accepting new members ranging in age from 10 to 17. The group meets on the second Saturday and Sunday of the month at 3601 Romans Road.

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Saint Mary's Jock Landale, right, shoots over Nevada's Cameron Oliver (0) defends against Saint Mary's Jock Landale earlier this season.

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Spencer Rogers

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Carson runningback Abel Carter finds the corner against Douglas.

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Johnny Barahona

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Abel Carter busts a long run against Douglas this season.

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1994 CHS graduate Matt Morgan fouls Sevon Mandoki (42) as he attempts a layup Friday night at Morse Burley Gymnasium.

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Alumni players rally in between periods Friday night at Carson High.

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Carson High alumni and current varsity players and coaches pose for a photo Friday evening after the varsity defeated the alumni 54-38 at Thom Andreasen Court.

Friday, November 25

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Blessings in a Bucket owner DeeDee Ferguson and her staff have been working hard preparing for tomorrow’s ‘shop small’ focus as well as the holiday season.

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Many local businesses are rolling out the deals for Small Business Saturday.

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Washoe Lake State Park's first program of December will be a presentation about its history on Sunday, Dec. 11.

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Collette Teuscher of A+ Paralegals, Inc. was selected as the ‘tag line’ creation winner for the nonprofit Friends to All. Her winning tag line, ‘Touching Hearts with a Visit,’ fits the mission of the group who visits seniors in Carson City each holiday season. A+ Paralegals, at 411 W. Third St., is a drop-off location for Friends to All. Crossword puzzle books, socks, gloves, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs, lotions, lip balm and other items seniors might need are being collected through Dec. 17. For more information, call Gwen Pradere at 775-301-6747.

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Karl Hutter, president and CEO of Click Bond, Inc., Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell, and Jeff Shaheen, co-founder of Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC, cut the ceremonial ribbon the celebrate the opening of Click Bond’s engineering and design hub.

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Jeff Shaheen, co-founder of Shaheen Beauchamp Builders, and Karl Hutter, president and chief executive officer for Click Bond, during the building’s opening ceremony.

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Click Bond’s Building 51 under construction. The building’s mid-section was removed to create space for the new conference room.

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National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) reminds Americans that neighborhood merchants represent a major part of the economy.

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An initial claim represents the first stage of filing for unemployment benefits and is therefore most closely related to the number of people who have recently lost their job, not the overall level of unemployment. Initial claims peaked during the recession at 36,414 in December 2008, and the low point for initial claims was 9,358 in September 2016.

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Fallon has a variety of many small businesses that cater to the customers who have unique interests.

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A timeline highlights the events from 1916, Nellie's birth year, to 2016.

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Five generations of Nellie's family pose with her at her birthday celebration.

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Highland Village hosted Nellie's 100th birthday party.

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Mayor Ken Tedford read a proclamation and then presented it to Nellie Evelyn (Crail) Nelson who celebrated her 100th birthday this month.

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As the start of the season approached, members of the Greenwave boys' basketball team performed drills to refresh their skills.

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One of the members of the Greenwave basketball team prepares to take a shot at the basket during practice.

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Members of the boys basketball team line up for a shooting drill during one of their pre-season practices.

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TJ Mauga, 58, may have been the best defensive player in the state this year.

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Brock Uptain, 6, was a first-team pick on defense, while Conner Nelson, 3, was second team at quarterback.

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First-team running back Cade Vercellotti made first team, all-region.

Thursday, November 24

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Nevada tight end Brandon Scott can't come up with the touchdown grab in the first quarter earlier this season.

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Nevada tight end Jarred Gipson has running room against the San Diego State defense earlier this season.

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Natasha Lavelle (left) of Carson City waits in line at Target on Thanksgiving Day about two hours before the doors opened. She was shopping for a new TV while to her left Arcaleno Guzman was hoping to score a new X-Box One.

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James Leventis (left) of South Lake Tahoe receives coupons for a TV and laptop computer from Best Buy manager Dan Frias at the Topsy Lane store late Thursday afternoon.

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Manager Sarah Morey prepares for Small Business Saturday at the Artisan Store at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City, Nev. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Gallery owners encourage shoppers to consider unique, local art when holiday shopping.

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Carson Nugget CEO Dean DiLullo, his wife Traci and kids Kylie, 7, and Cameron, 8, were onhand to help out at the 59th annual Thanksgiving dinner Thursday.

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8-year-old Melissa Padilla, 8, and her brother Jesse, 11, get some gravy for their Thanksgiving meal Thursday at the Carson Nugget.

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Hundreds of people line-up for the 59th annual Thanksgiving meal Thursday at the Carson Nugget.

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Lane Pickel, with the Carson City Recreation Department works on installing cooling tubes for the public ice rink on Tuesday afternoon.

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Turkey Trot 2016

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Turkey Trot 2016

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Jen Allen of Carson City donates food Thursday during the Turkey Trot.

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9-year-old Dylon Solomon crosses the finish line 3rd overall in the 5k race.

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Alan Catron of Dayton shows his Thanksgiving spirit Thursday during the Turkey Trot.

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Kids leave the Turkey Trot start line for the Kid's 1-mile run Thurssday.

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Turkey Trot 2016

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A pair of young ladies race to the finish line of the kid's 1 mile run Thursday.

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Jose Barajas of Reno ran the Turkey Trot appropriately dressed for the 3rd year in a row.

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5 and 8k racers leave the starting line of the St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School sponsored Turkey Trot Thursday morning. Pictured far right (458) is eventual 8k winner Brian Solomon of Reno.

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Lyndsey Bednar of Zephyr Cover is the first 5k finisher Thursday.

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9-year-old Dylon Solomon of Reno poses for a photo with Race Director Carmen Mellow after his 3rd place finish in the 5k race. Winners were awarded pies for the efforts.

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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, file photo, protestors demonstrate outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, Calif. A federal court on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, blocked implementation of a rule imposed by President Barack Obama's administration that would have made an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers across the country eligible for overtime pay starting Dec. 1, 2016. The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas granted the nationwide preliminary injunction that prevents the Department of Labor from implementing the changes while the regulation's legality is examined in more detail by the court. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

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Jerry Chandler of the Veterans of Foreign Wars ensures turkeys are almost ready for yesterday's Thanksgving dinner at Fallon's Post 1002.

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Airman Austin Evans, left, adds more food to a container held by CPO Albert Williams, both from Naval Air Station Fallon.

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Lance McNeil, right, one of the organizers of the yearly American Legion Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens, gives out addresses to (A02) David and Amanda Kelley to deliver meals. The American relies on volunteers to deliver dinners as part of the Meals on Wheels program.

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A drone begins to fly over the rail cars looking for a suicidal person.

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Lacey Szekely, left, operates the controls to guide a drone over a rail ine in Fallon, while Fallon Police Officer Daniel Shyne watches its progress on a monitor.

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Drone operator Lacey Szekely maneuvers the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, while Steve Endacott views its progress. To their right is Fallon Police Capt. Ron Wenger..

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The Nevada Department of Taxation will be responsible for developing regulations.

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Instructor Kathryn Whitaker teaches an English class at Western Nevada College in Fallon, Nev., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

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A promising category in taxable sales occurred with motor vehicle and parts sales.

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Firefighters enter the front door of a trailer Wednesday after knocking down flames.

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Fallon firefighters work to extinguish the fire in a back room of the trailer.

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This map shows how the B-16 range will double in size. The inset shows the other ranges within the Fallon Range Training Complex.

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Shafiullah Nasratzada began taking Applied Industrial Technology classes last summer at Western Nevada College.

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Shafiullah Nasratzada, left, and retired U.S. Lt. Col. John Strahan have built on a friendship that started in Afghanistan.

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Shafiullah Nasratzada listens to a Panasonic representative during an AIT class last summer at Western Nevada College.

Wednesday, November 23

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Hear holiday tunes belted out by the Joyful Noise Chorus, who will be joined by Trey Stone, Mark Ashworth and other musicians.

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Cherie Shipley with the Joyful Noise Chorus and other performers play traditional and not-so-traditional Christmas songs in an annual holiday show at the Brewery Arts Center.

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John Shipley on keyboard is again starring in Joyful Noise Dec. 15 at the Brewery Arts Center.

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Consort Canzona in concert last year. The group’s holiday program, ‘Lessons and Carols,’ comes from ‘The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,’ first presented in England in 1880.

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This piece from Teri Sweeney’s ‘From My Window’ series recently won bet of show at the Carson Valley Art Association’s Scholarship Show. Sweeney’s annual open studio returns Dec. 10-11 in Gardnerville.

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The Victorian Dancers will perform in Holiday Treat, Carson City Symphony’s annual concert on Dec. 11.

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An Interfaith Thanksgiving service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Carson City on Nov. 22 included prayers by area Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish leaders. Participants included Very Reverend Jeffrey Paul, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Rector; JJ Tuttle, Connected Nazarene Church Lead Pastor; TJ Saputra of the Muslim community; Hindu statesman Rajan Zed; Buddhist Anne Macquarie; Evon J. Yakar, Rabbi at Temple Bat Yam in South Lake Tahoe. The theme of the Service was “There is always something to be thankful for.” Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, read Gayatri Mantra, considered most sacred mantra in Hinduism, in Sanskrit and the audience repeated after him. From the left: Jeffrey Paul, JJ Tuttle, Rajan Zed, TJ Saputra, Evon J. Yakar, and Anne Macquarie.

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Jayden DeJoseph shoots a jump shot in a game last season.

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Tez Allen drives to the basket in a game last season.

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A nice sized crowd was on hand at the Brewery Arts Center last summer to watch Mumbo Gumbo.

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Collette Teuscher of A+ Paralegals, Inc. was selected as the ‘tag line’ creation winner for the nonprofit Friends to All. Her winning tag line, ‘Touching Hearts with a Visit,’ fits the mission of the group who visits seniors in Carson City each holiday season. A+ Paralegals, at 411 W. Third St., is a drop-off location for Friends to All. Crossword puzzle books, socks, gloves, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs, lotions, lip balm and other items seniors might need are being collected through Dec. 17. For more information, call Gwen Pradere at 775-301-6747.

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A look at the snow falling Sunday morning at Squaw Valley.

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Snow was still falling Sunday morning at Northstar California.

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More snow is in the forecast this week, which may bring holiday-related travel impacts, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

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Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery shared this photo from the Serene Lakes area near Soda Springs at Donner Summit, showing a solid foot of snow as of Sunday morning.

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For $120, or $180 which would include an 11- to 15-pound free-range turkey, Martha & Marley Spoon will ship just about everything you need to cook a decadent Thanksgiving dinner for eight to 10 people.

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About 900 people from the community enjoy a meal provided by the Christian Life Center.

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Russ Hucks, right, along with Nancy Coon, serves a Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday.

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Paul Strasdin is in charge of the mashed potates.

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Nancy Buck adds the final touches to a plate of turkey and all the trimmings.

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Tracy Harrison, left, and Alan Harrison cut and serve the turkey.

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Renderings of the Mynt dispensary hung along the frame walls of their location at West 2nd Street downtown during their groundbreaking event earlier this month.

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Group members stand with gold shovels in front of Reno's first downtown dispensary, Mynt. They held their groundbreaking event on October 13.

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The blue parking garage, on the corner of South Virginia and Commercial Row, includes long-empty ground floor retail space that Whitney Peak will be remodeling. The corner is seen here during Street Vibrations activities.

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The Old Reno Casino is among the buildings targeted for a remake by Whitney Peak.

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Collette Teuscher of A+ Paralegals, Inc. was selected as the ‘tag line’ creation winner for the nonprofit Friends to All. Her winning tag line, ‘Touching Hearts with a Visit,’ fits the mission of the group who visits seniors in Carson City each holiday season. A+ Paralegals, at 411 W. Third St., is a drop-off location for Friends to All. Crossword puzzle books, socks, gloves, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs, lotions, lip balm and other items seniors might need are being collected through Dec. 17. For more information, call Gwen Pradere at 775-301-6747.

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Good Chemistry Nurseries’ award-winning Cannabis will be located in dispensaries throughout the state of Nevada.

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More than 100 people attend a scoping meeting on Monday to learn more of a Navy and DOD proposal to withdraw additional land for training.

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NAS Fallon Capt. David Halloran gives background on the Navy's need for additional training area at a scoping meeting on Monday.

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Cameron Oliver of Nevada blocks Oregon State’s Keondre Dew’s shot in Friday night’s game at Lawlor Events Center.

Tuesday, November 22

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Carson Nugget Banquet Chef Scott Brown adds a tray of pumpkin pies to a bakery rack.

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Carson Nugget Chef David Sellars prepares turkeys for the Nugget's annual Thanksgiving feast.

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Bruce Gescheider, owner of Moana Nursery, holds a houseplant at the nursery on Moana Lane. His business is preparing to meet the demands of the Department of Labor's new overtime rules, which take effect Dec. 1, which could negatively change the culture of small businesses.

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Bruce Gescheider, owner of Moana Nursery, holds a houseplant at the nursery on Moana Lane. His business is preparing to meet the demands of the Department of Labor's new overtime rules, which take effect Dec. 1, which could negatively change the culture of small businesses.

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Tim Milligan, general manager of Capital Ford presents a $2,500 check on Tuesday to Carson City firefighter Dustin Peterson and Carson City Sheriff's Sgt. Daniel Gonzales to benefit the Holiday with a Hero program.

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Banana Coconut Muffins with Toasted Coconut Streusel

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Video footage of the suspect was captured at Raley's, but the police are currently working to secure footage from Baja Fresh.

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Police believe the suspect who tampered with food at Raley's is the same man who put a substance in food at Baja Fresh.

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thanksgiving traditional holiday food. Golden color cooked turkey with the thermometer in the metal bowl. its covered with small pieces of rosemary spices. light is coming from the right site of the picture. Big leg of the turkey closed to the camera.

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Justices of the Nevada Supreme Court pose with Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske in the old Supreme Court room at the Capitol after canvassing the General Election vote, making the results official on Tuesday.

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Although the holiday season is busy, having a plan made before the big day can reduce much stress.

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Troy Fillmore, a friend of Jensen McDonald, pitches for the Fallon team.

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Rhys McDonald, Jensen McDonald's younger brother, tosses a coin to determine which team is home as Trevor de Braga, next to McDonald, and representatives feom the two two teams look on.

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Jenny Rechel tries to beat out the ball for a hit as she heads to first base.

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Michael Cullinen, a sailor at Naval Air Station Fallon who played and volunteered where needed, displays a tournament T-shirt.

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Jensen McDonald playing for the Greenwave in 2007.

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A check for $2,200 raised at a softball tournament was presented to the Fallon baseball program. Holding a life-size check are Trevor de Braga, left, Rhys McDonald and Lester de Braga.

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The Churchill County Commission has taken action to connect Casey Road Mobile Home Park to water and sewer.

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Collette Teuscher of A+ Paralegals, Inc. was selected as the ‘tag line’ creation winner for the nonprofit Friends to All. Her winning tag line, ‘Touching Hearts with a Visit,’ fits the mission of the group who visits seniors in Carson City each holiday season. A+ Paralegals, at 411 W. Third St., is a drop-off location for Friends to All. Crossword puzzle books, socks, gloves, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs, lotions, lip balm and other items seniors might need are being collected through Dec. 17. For more information, call Gwen Pradere at 775-301-6747.

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Marily Mora, CEO of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, speaks during the celebration of Jet Blue's inaugural flight into Reno June 8, 2015, which connected the Biggest Little City with the Big Apple. Airport officials have begun the process to create a new 20-year master plan for the airport in anticipation of more growth.

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Be prepared for Burning Man means having everything from plenty of water and food, bicycles, sunscreen, even blue paint and an old sofa, if desired.

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Burners often stop in Reno to stock up on gear. They need to be prepared for anything from blinding sun to dust storms as well as the alternative lifestyle and art that attracts thousands to the event.

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A man walks through a dust storm during the Burning Man festival in on the playa of the Black Rock Desert in this 2007 file photo.

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Burning Man has an estimated annual economic impact of $45 million in northern Nevada.

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Fanciful and frivolous displays are the norm at the annual Burning Man celebration.

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The Cooking Gallery's 1200 square-foot space is full of kitchen necessities, novelties and more.

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Suzanne Preaseau stands outside of the Cooking Gallery's second location at the Arlington Garden Mall in Reno.

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GNCU President and CEO Wally Murray and USDA Rural Development Business Program Director Herb Shedd stand outside at Greater Nevada field holding the 2016 National Lender of the Year award.

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USDA Rural Development Business Program Director Herb Shedd, GNCU President and CEO Wally Murray, Vice President of Business Services Jeremy Gilpin and the GNCU commercial lending stand at Greater Nevada Field with the 2016 National Lender of the Year award.

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Anthony Carano, executive vice president of operations and legal counsel, Eldorado Resort.

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Gary Carano, chairman and CEO of Eldorado Resort.

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Eldorado Hotel Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Circus Circus Reno are among Reno casinos who report to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Monday, November 21

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The cast of The Nutcracker is pictured during a break from rehearsal Saturday at Ayako's Dance Studio in Carson City.

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Cast members of Pinkerton Ballet's The Nutcracker rehearse Saturday afternoon in Carson City.

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Rebekah Swearingen (Clara) and Kooper Van Worth (The Nutcracker) rehearse with their castmates Saturday at Ayako's Dance Studio. The annual Pinkerton Ballet Theater's production of The Nutcracker takes places Friday the 25th-Sunday the 27th at the Bob Boldrick Theater in Carson City. For more information visit: www.pinkertonballet.com/

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Craighton McNinch works in his classroom.

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Instructor Kathryn Whitaker teaches an English class at Western Nevada College in Fallon, Nev., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

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Business owners have spent the last six months scrambling to make changes.

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Bruce Gescheider, owner of Moana Nursery, holds a houseplant at the nursery on Moana Lane. His business is preparing to meet the demands of the Department of Labor's new overtime rules, which take effect Dec. 1, which could negatively change the culture of small businesses.

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Bruce Gescheider, owner of Moana Nursery, holds a houseplant at the nursery on Moana Lane. His business is preparing to meet the demands of the Department of Labor's new overtime rules, which take effect Dec. 1, which could negatively change the culture of small businesses.

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Chip Bowlby, managing partners of Reno Urban Developers, stands in front of the 45.6-acre blighted lot with redevelopment plans in hand.

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Initial plans for a new mixed-use development at Park Lane includes 1,200 residential units, 100,000 square feet of retail and 100,000 square feet of office and professional space.

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Construction continues on the Maverik gas station on Highway 50 east.

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The Rock Point Mill in Dayton was one of the first and largest ore-crushing mills in Nevada.

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Hummingdoc flip allows users to convert their smartphone into a stethoscope that can record heart and lung sounds with the microphone from an Apple EarPod headset.

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Hummingdoc flip is available in three different colors and are made through the 3D printers at the DeLaMare Library at UNR.

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Dr. Paul Park, co-founder and CEO of Reno startup Hummingdoc, displays his telehealth devices at the Innevation Center.

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The winner of the YLAI pitch competition, Cristina González, of Colombia, gets a hug from Emmanuel Gama of Mexico, and applause from the other fellows in the class, Mario Najera of Mexico, Bibi la Luz González of Guatemala, and Ann-Sophie Oville, of Haiti. Cristina González also pitched her translation business, ConEmpathy, at the YLAI finals in Washington, D.C., Nov. 11.

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Judges at the YLAI pitch competition finish score cards. They are David Hartman, Vicki Bishoff, Diaz Dixon, Karol Hines,Lori Anne Kruse, Ira Gostin, and Michelle Mauricci.

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The 2016 YLAI fellows gather and wait for the business pitch winners to be announced.

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COO for Tahoe Blue Vodka Bruce Alexander (left) and Founder and CEO of Tahoe Blue Vodka Matt Levitt presenting at Shark Tank: The EO Way on Nov. 15 at the Basement.

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Michael Bosma, co-learning chair for EO Tahoe Reno and managing shareholder of the Bosma Group, introducing Tom Adams, owner of Seven Troughs Distilling at the Nov. 15 event.

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ThinFirst VIPs — Voices for Injury Prevention — Drew Simpson and Tayler Dahlberg speak to students at a local high school.

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Volunteers with ThinkFirst Northern Nevada staff a booth at the 2014 Kids on Big Rigs event, offering free, properly fitted safety helmets to young people to encourage safety while enjoying an active lifestyle.

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Heavy trucks move dirt along the USA Parkway project, which is now 20 percent complete and moving along right on schedule.

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Heavy equipment operators cut a path through the hills to extend USA Parkway from the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center to U.S. Highway 50 in Silver Springs.

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About two miles of new road has been paved on the USA Parkway project extension, according to a report from the Nevada Department of Transportation released Nov. 14.

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Phil DeLone (left) speaks at a press conference announcing Safari Club's return to Reno. DeLone was appointed CEO of the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitor Authority (RSCVA).

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PRESIDENT: Andy Tourin, First Centennial Title (1 year term)

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Cameron Oliver of Nevada blocks Oregon State’s Keondre Dew’s shot in Friday night’s game at Lawlor Events Center.

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Nevada’s Cameron Oliver (0), and teammate D.J. Fenner attempt to block Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle from making a basket in the second half.

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Nevada’s Lindsey Drew, right, drives against Oregon State’s Gligorije Rakocevic in the second half of the Nevada-Oregon State basketball game.

Sunday, November 20

Saturday, November 19

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Emily Tran, 10, and Tristan Perez, 11, work with Dot and Dash robots at Fritsch Elementary School in Carson City, Nev. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.

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Tristan Perez, left, and David Stoffer, both 11, learn coding skills with a robot at Fritsch Elementary School in Carson City, Nev. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.

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Douglas Army JROTC's Anthony Biasotti is brought down by CHS Navy JROTC's Luis Rowell Saturday at the Jim Frank Track and Field Complex.

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Douglas Army JROTC's Anthony Biasotti is brought down by a Carson player Saturday at CHS.

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Darryll Heyward picks up a gain for the Carson High Navy JROTC Saturday.

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From the left: Suzanne Crawford, Victim/Witness Coordinator; Jason Woodbury, District Attorney; Lisa Lee, Executive Director, Advocates to End Domestic Violence; Frankee Haynes, Victim/Witness Administrator.

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Thanks to a gift from The Change Place and the volunteer efforts of former Parks and Recreation Director Roger Moellendorf, the Brewery Arts Center has just installed Harmony Sculpture Park, the first of its kind in Northern Nevada. The park is comprised of musical instruments for the outdoors that focus on social sustainability for public spaces. The BAC hopes this inclusive and wheelchair accessible park will encourage social participation, improve human performance, promote health and wellness and will be played by all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, mobility, visual or auditory limitations or mental ability. There is still room for more instruments and the BAC is hoping others will want to sponsor more instruments to fill out the area. A grand opening and ribbon-cutting is planned at 1 p.m. Nov. 22 at the BAC, 449 W. King St.

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Makayl Holloway and Jill Beglin smile while volunteering at the Salvation Army Church.

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First place in the CCSD American Citizen Essay Contest was Katie Jeffries.

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Second Place in the CCSD American Citizen Essay Contest Jazmari Valdivia

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CHS Clubs volunteer at the Salvation Army Food Outreach.

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Mia Brozovich with some of the hygiene kits for the homeless children she collected last weekend.

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Ann Brit and Hannah Kaiser Volunteering at the Salvation Army Church

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Nevada tight end Brandon Scott can't come up with the touchdown grab in the first quarter on Saturday.

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San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey plows through for a touchdown against Nevada.

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Nevada tight end Jarred Gipson has running room against the San Diego State defense.

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Nevada quarterback Ty Gangi rolls out with teammate Ahki Muhammad. Gangi is in his first season at Nevada via Ventura College andf St. Francis High School (La Cañada) in Southern California. At St. Francis, he was a National Honor Society student and the Pasadena Star News San Gabriel Valley Player of the Year in 2013. He sat at the 2014 season as a redshirt at Colorado.

Friday, November 18

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Nevada’s Lindsey Drew, right, drives against Oregon State’s Gligorije Rakocevic in the second half of the Nevada-Oregon State basketball game.

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Raquel Abowd speaks with her Carson Montessori student Asher Kiel Friday at a training session at Station 52.

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A firefighter mans the backdoor of the simulated burning building at Station 52 Friday afternoon.

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Erin Holland, Truckee Meadows Fire PIO saws through an SUV during extrication training Friday.

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Carson City Fire Captain Matt Donnelly speaks to participants at Friday's training at Station 52.

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Firefighters prepare to enter a simulated burning building Friday at Station 52.

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4-H members, leaders, and families attended an awards ceremony Thursday at Fuji Park for 4-H of Carson City and Storey County. The program, coordinated by Silver Sage Community Club. Involved in the awards ceremony was Arrowhead Livestock; Bouncing Bunnies; Carson Cloverbuds; Carson Cluckers; Carson Hot Shots; Comstock Explorers; Comstock Hot Shots; 4-Paws; Silver Sage Community Club; Target Rippers and others. 4-H leaders and partners were honored for their dedication and leadership. The Nevada Appeal was honored for their support of 4-H in 2016.

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Ginger Shook of Dayton purchases a bookmark from Stacy Gentry of Carson City Friday evening at Carson High.

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4-year-old Jayden Mariscal admires a glass Christmas ornament with a toy dog inside Friday night at the annual Carson High School Holiday Craft Fair.

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Karen Hartman of Hallelujah Toffee of Minden gives 9-year-old Kaylee Martin of Spanish Springs a peanut brittle sample Friday night at the annual Carson High Holiday Craft Fair. Proceeds from their candy sales benefit 40 students in Kenya.

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Morse Burley Gymnasium is seen full of shoppers Friday night during the annual Holiday Craft Fair at Carson High.

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Elaine Emery of Carson City shops for Christmas ornaments with Nevaeh, 7 1/2 and Grace Emery, 6, Friday at Carson High School.

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Nevada quarterback Ty Gangi rolls out with teammate Ahki Muhammad. Gangi is in his first season at Nevada via Ventura College andf St. Francis High School (La Cañada) in Southern California. At St. Francis, he was a National Honor Society student and the Pasadena Star News San Gabriel Valley Player of the Year in 2013. He sat at the 2014 season as a redshirt at Colorado.

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Local Boy Scouts proudly display some of the food collected for local food banks.

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Boy Scouts were able to get close and touch aircraft at the Minden-Tahoe Airport. There also was classroom work in order to satisfy requirements for the Aviation Merit Badge.

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FILE - In this June 14, 2016 file photo, Democratic Congressional candidate Jacky Rosen attends an election night party in Las Vegas. Republican candidate Danny Tarkanian,who narrowly lost the most expensive congressional race in the nation to Rosen, is suing the Democrat, claiming that he was defamed in the final weeks of the campaign. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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FILE - In this April 26, 2016 file photo, Danny Tarkanian participates in a Republican debate for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District in Henderson, Nev. Tarkanian, who narrowly lost the most expensive congressional race in the nation, is suing the Democrat Jacky Rosen who won, claiming that he was defamed in the final weeks of the campaign. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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A nice sized crowd was on hand at the Brewery Arts Center Saturday evening for Mumbo Gumbo.

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Eagle Chute isn't one of the most imposing lines around Lake Tahoe, but it's probably one of the most scenic.

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Crescent Couloir is one of Tahoe's heaviest backcountry runs, characterized by dangerously steep and deadly narrow terrain.

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The Red Lake Peak area is one of Tahoe's most popular backcountry zones.

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The Cross from Mount Tallac is legendary among locals and perhaps the most prominent line on the South Shore.

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Dozens of adoptable cats will be available at a cat adoption event on Dec. 3. Michael Hohl Honda will cover all cat adoption fees.

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Catmandu will be at Michael Hohl Honda Dec. 3 at a Free Kitty Adoption Day event.

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The former sign had been placed on the main road at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

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The first step involved the making of the frame and laying out the U.S. flag and Spc. Jason Disney's photo.

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Luther Gordon, front, who served during World War Ii ad fought at the Battle of the Bulge, traveled to Washington D.C. earlier this year with his son Jeff on a Honor Flight Nevada trip.

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Map showing the swelling of "the Bulge" as the German offensive progressed.

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American infantrymen of the 290th Regiment fight in fresh snowfall near Amonines, Belgium, during the winter of 1944-45.

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Dorothy Davison was a Navy X-ray technician at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

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Navy veteran Robert Kizer was a rear gunner on a TBM aircraft.

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Kat Miller, left, director of the Nevada Department of Veteran Services, presents a certificate of recognition to veterans Robert Kizer, left, and Dorothy Davison.

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Cate and Elaine Kortzeborn

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Representatives from the school district’s bargaining units read a list of complaints and concerns regarding Dr. Sandra Sheldon’s role as superintendent.

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Representatives from the school district’s bargaining units read a list of complaints and concerns regarding Dr. Sandra Sheldon’s role as superintendent.

Thursday, November 17

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Autumn’s leaves are imprinted on the sidewalk following meager snowfall in Carson City. Photo by Fawn Lewis.

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The sky over Dayton’s Sutro area following minor snowfall on Wednesday. Submitted by Nicole Wiencek.

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Nancy Johnson’s photo of a fall day at Lake Lahontan.

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline, right, pulls in a rebound next to Saint Mary's Joe Rahon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in Moraga, Calif. At left is Nevada's Cameron Oliver. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver (0) rebounds over Saint Mary's Jock Landale during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in Moraga, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Michelle Bynum, left, and Greg Bynum assist a customer at their store opening.

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Ivy Ward shows off her face painting with Olivia Bynum.

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A ribbon cutting and grand opening welcomed Country Health to downtown Fallon on Saturday.In the middle with the scissors is Michelle Bynum. From left, front row are John Tewell, Cynthia McGarrah and Lucy Carnahan, Fallon Chamber of Commerce; Melissa Pettit, Country Health; Bynum; Augustine Bynum; Jon Bynum and his daughter, Olivia; and Amber Ayers, chamber. Behind Michelle Bynum is her father, Greg.

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Sonia Corleto, Cody Downs, Kevin Snodgrass and Edwin Conway look over a map of Fallon's floodplains during a flood awareness event at the Fallon Convention Center.

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Savannah Sweeney chases down the ball in a race against Sparks' Gloria Wence in a game earlier this season.

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Fallon's Whitney Skabelund jumps for a new record in the triple long jump.

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Fallon track and field athlete Whitney Skabelund, second from right, signs a letter of intent to compete for Utah State University. From left are coaches Matt Reibsamen and Steve Heck, Skabelund and jumps coach Paul Orong.

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A pep rally at Rollan Melton Elementary School in Reno as a part of Bighorns/Kings Celebration Day on Nov. 2

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The Sacramento Kings' mascot, Slamson the Lion attended a pep rally at a Reno-area elementary school for Bighorns/Kings Celebration Day on Nov. 2.

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Reno Bighorns and Sacramento Kings executives meet with Reno City Councilmembers during the Bighorns/Kings Celebration Day on Nov. 2.

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Co-CEO of the national Conscious Capitalism Alexander McCobin (left) speaking at the northern Nevada's chapter's launch party event held on Nov. 2. McCobin was joined by a panel from the local business community including Mark Trujillo, owner of Hub Coffee Roasters, Kelsey Martin, the chief people officer for Bristlecone Holdings, and Doug Chanselle-Hary from CustomInk.

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Reno’s Amelia Currier is showing ‘Glyphs and Houses,’ a display that draws inspiration from cavemen, at the Carson City Community Center through Feb. 24.

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A pep rally at Rollan Melton Elementary School in Reno as a part of Bighorns/Kings Celebration Day on Nov. 2

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The Sacramento Kings' mascot, Slamson the Lion attended a pep rally at a Reno-area elementary school for Bighorns/Kings Celebration Day on Nov. 2.

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Reno Bighorns and Sacramento Kings executives meet with Reno City Councilmembers during the Bighorns/Kings Celebration Day on Nov. 2.

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Reno’s Amelia Currier is showing ‘Glyphs and Houses,’ a display that draws inspiration from cavemen, at the Carson City Community Center through Feb. 24.

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The Reno Distribution Portfolio is currently 94% occupied with a mix of tenants who are primarily focused on third party logistics and next day delivery.

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Dalfen America Corp. (DAC), recently announced the acquisition of a five building, 1.25 million square-foot, logistics portfolio in Sparks.

Wednesday, November 16

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Reserve Deputy Kyle Smith does weighted lifts at the Carson City Sheriff's Office gym. Smith is utilizing the new fitness initiative, giving deputies an hour per shift to work out to maintain their physical fitness.

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Sheiff Ken Furlong helps spot Resserve Deputy Kyle Smith at the Sheriff's Office gym facility. Smith is utilizing the new fitness initiative, giving deputies an hour per shift to work out to maintain their physical fitness.

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Monday’s super moon shines over Carson’s city lights. Photo by Amy Vanderlinden from the top of Ash Canyon Road.

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Patrons play Turkey Bingo at the Carson City Library Tuesday.. Marie Borgo, left front, and Natalie Wood call the first set of games. The event is part of the library’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration. For more information about upcoming events, go to www.carsoncitylibrary.org.

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A light dusting of snow covers the ground just south of Greenhouse Garden Center Wednesday evening.

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Graupel covers the area burned by the Shooting Fire just south of the Greenhouse Garden Center after a taste of winter weather hit Carson City Wednesday.

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Storm clouds sporadically dropped precipitation Wednesday over Carson City as seen here looking south from Timberline Road.

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Concertmasters, Faith Adams, a student at WNCC, and Dario Watroba, a sophomore at Douglas High School.

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Holiday baking is underway in the kitchen of Bobbie Benson, whose pumpkin pie is seen here.

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Ansley Griffin, 14, submitted this photo of her grandfather’s hand she took for the photography program at Carson High School.

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A view during a frost delay at Toiyabe Golf Course, formerly Thunder Canyon. Slide Mountain is reflected in the pond adjacent to the clubhouse. Submitted by David Knighton of Carson City.

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Various state deparments gather on Monday in the Emergency Operations Center to take part in Vigilant Guard '17, a program to test the reponse of agencies to a powerful mock earthquake.

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Nevada Army National Guard staff convene in the Emergency Operations Center in a simulated post-earthquake relief effort.

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Nevada Army National Guard staff view a map of Las Vegas during a mock earthquake relief drill.

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Nevada Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Zachary Doser listens to a briefing in the Emergency Operations Center on Monday regarding a powerful mock earthquake in Las Vegas.

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Sierra Wellness Connection, opened Monday at 2765 US Highway 50 East, Suite A. The location is Carson City's second medical marijuana dispensary.

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Nevada's Cameron Oliver (0) rebounds over Saint Mary's Jock Landale during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in Moraga, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Ghost, a 2-year-old Siamesecat, is looking for a home.

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Madison Foley celebrates with her teammates this season.

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Madison Foley in action for Nevada this season.

Tuesday, November 15

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Alec West-Guillen has signed to play baseball at Purdue.

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The Change Place co-owner Sherry Newsom and Mayor Bob Crowell cut the ribbon during a grand opening ceremony on Tuesday night. The Change Place is located in the Eagle Medical Center plaza.

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Churchill County may see modest growth during the next 20 years according to the state demographer.

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Carson High School CTE graphic design and web design students are making laser-engraved wooden boxes lined with red velvet which will sell for $5-$10, garden and flower pot accessories which have been laser engraved and assembled by students selling for $3 each or two for $5. They also are selling quilted desk rescue kits, which include basic First Aid supplies and other desktop necessities. Money raised from the sale of these items will go toward student travel for state and national SkillsUSA competitions.

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Carson High School CTE graphic design and web design students are making laser-engraved wooden boxes lined with red velvet which will sell for $5-$10, garden and flower pot accessories which have been laser engraved and assembled by students selling for $3 each or two for $5. They also are selling quilted desk rescue kits, which include basic First Aid supplies and other desktop necessities. Money raised from the sale of these items will go toward student travel for state and national SkillsUSA competitions.

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Carson High School CTE graphic design and web design students are garden and flower pot accessories during this week's Craft Fair at Carson High School.

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David Knighton caught the super moon looming over C Hill Tuesday morning.

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Dennis E. King’s photo of Monday night's super moon.

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Monday night's super moon shines like a spotlight behind the flag pole on the roof of the Legislature building.

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A super moon filled the sky over Carson City on Monday night.

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Oasis Academy outscored Nevada and high-ranked states nationwide on last school year’s Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) math tests.

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Oasis Academy well outscored the state and high-ranked states on last spring’s Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) English Language Arts (ELA) tests.

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Fallon veterans stand for recognition during a color guard at the Fallon Senior Center.

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From left are WNC rodeo team members Clayton Biglow, Courtney Woods and Quincy Crum, who all performed well at the last rodeo..

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Sea Cadet Christian Gonzalez, right, volunteers for the Elks Club veterans progam.

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Attending the Elks Lodge 2239 veterans program on Friday were, from left, CWO4 Bruce W. Reed, Cmdr. Kevin Dowd and Capt. Greg Harris.

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More than 80 veterans and their guests attended Friday's Fallon Elks program and dinner for veterans.

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A table set up for the military service member missing in action is a reminder of the perils of war.

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Fallon's Maxton Richardson eludes a Lassen defender in the team's SYFL championship game on Saturday.

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The Greenwave bandits run onto the field prior to the third quarter.

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Fallon's Rylan Clark uses Drake Rowlett's (11) block to score on the PAT to give Fallon a 7-0 lead against Lassen.

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Numa students involved in the veterans' ceremony include back row, from left, Madison Snide, Isis Paolini, Tia Otuafi and Amelia Bateman. Bottom row from left are Britney Aulner, Bailey Stritenberger and Zoey Jarrett.

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Numa Elementary School honored veterans on Friday as part of its appreciation to service men and women, active duty or retired.

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he Wetlands and Wings youth program has a waterfowl hunt day at the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe wetlands. The tribe also provided transportation and mentors for the group of first-time hunters who did an extensive pre-hunt workshop and used gear and equipment donated by local businesses.

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Ice formed in front of a building on Center Street after firefighters doused the blaze.

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Fire damage and smoke was confined mostly to the rear and center portion of the building.

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A Monday morning fire gutted out a portion of a building on Center Street.

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The project is expected to save Reno residents and businesses as much as $11 million annually on their energy bills by 2030. By the same year, the 20 participating cities combined have the potential to save annually more than $1.5 billion in energy bills and reduce carbon pollution by more than 9.6 million metric tons, equivalent to taking 2 million cars off the road for a year.

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he Wetlands and Wings youth program has a waterfowl hunt day at the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe wetlands. The tribe also provided transportation and mentors for the group of first-time hunters who did an extensive pre-hunt workshop and used gear and equipment donated by local businesses.

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Nevada Department of Transportation staff on Monday presented the Transportation Board with a quarterly report saying that the USA Parkway project is now 20 percent complete and moving along right on schedule.

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Nevada Department of Transportation staff on Monday presented the Transportation Board with a quarterly report saying that the USA Parkway project is now 20 percent complete and moving along right on schedule.

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Nevada Department of Transportation staff on Monday presented the Transportation Board with a quarterly report saying that the USA Parkway project is now 20 percent complete and moving along right on schedule.

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Nevada Army National Guard staff convene in the Emergency Operations Center in a simulated post-earthquake relief effort.

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Paul Franklin is visiting the Nevada State Museum on Nov. 17 to talk about A.P. Crittenden, an early ‘49er.

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Don Kuhl is the Founder of The Change Place and The Change Companies.

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Sculpture artists James Sauer created distinctive sculptures specifically made for The Change Place in Carson City.

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Sculptures, paintings and local art are displayed throughout The Change Place.

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Members and discussion leaders gather to cover various topics in Motivational Conversations, organized by The Change Place.

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Carson City local Gordon Smiley, 55, exercises at The Change Place regurlary as Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist, Chirstina Luna, provides tips and tricks to his workout.

Monday, November 14

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Co-CEO of the national Conscious Capitalism Alexander McCobin (left) speaking at the northern Nevada's chapter's launch party event held on Nov. 2. McCobin was joined by a panel from the local business community including Mark Trujillo, owner of Hub Coffee Roasters, Kelsey Martin, the chief people officer for Bristlecone Holdings, and Doug Chanselle-Hary from CustomInk.

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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Wayne Newton shows some of the memorabilia in the Red Room during an interview at his home in Las Vegas. Feathers are flying in the neighborhood around Newton’s estate, where residents are complaining that peafowl like the ones on the Las Vegas showman's 40-acre ranch have become roosting and roaming pests. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, file photo a peacock walks near Wayne Newton's home in Las Vegas. Feathers are flying in the neighborhood around Newton’s estate, where residents are complaining that peafowl like the ones on the Las Vegas showman's 40-acre ranch have become roosting and roaming pests. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

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A screen shot of WNC’s new live chat service, which can be accessed at the bottom right-hand corner of the college’s website, www.wnc.edu.

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Mesa Rim held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 24,000-square-foot indoor climbing facility located in downtown Reno.

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A rendering of the Reno Mesa Rim Climbing & Fitness Center, which will be located on Harvard Way.

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The Reno climbing and fitness center is scheduled to open in summer 2017.

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Dr. David Hoskins, Medical Director of the Carson Tahoe Center for Wound Healing, visits patients and provides treatment for them as part of a new program in Carson City.

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Churchill County may see modest growth during the next 20 years according to the state demographer.

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Old motels are the type of properties that TRPA is hoping to see redeveloped with environmental benefits, like storm water management improvements.

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TRPA is looking at alternatives to its current development rights system — a move they hope will encourage redevelopment of aging infrastructure in Lake Tahoe.

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The new Morgan's Lobster Shack and Fish Market, part of a recent development project called "The Cove," is located at 1401 S. Virginia St. in Reno across from Stremmel Gallery. The building used to house Heritage Bank.

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The new Morgan's Lobster Shack features lots of seating, including a bar and two patios at its new midtown Reno location.

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Crews work on Nov. 1 to finished the interior of the new Morgan's location in Reno's Midtown. The fish market will feature all the same fresh seafood the restaurant uses in its own recipes.

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Heather and Shawn Whitney use authentic decorations to bring an East Coast feel to Morgan’s in Truckee — and now, to Reno.

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Governor Brian Sandoval, left,and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, welcome Cimpress Vice President Plant Development Larry Reid to Reno during a press conference Nov. 7 to announce the printing company's plans to open a plant in Reno.

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Washoe County Manager John Slaughter, left, presents a road sign to Cimpress Vice President Plant Development Larry Reid during a press conference Nov. 7 to announce the printing company's plans to open a plant in Reno. The county renamed the road leading to the plant off Red Rock Road, Cimpress Drive to welcome the company.

Sunday, November 13

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Workers continue to work on an ADA compliant ramp to enter the Capitol building in Carson City. The new ramp will be four feet wide upon completion, which is expected in mid-December.

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Workers continue to work on an ADA compliant ramp to enter the Capitol building in Carson City. The new ramp will be four feet wide upon completion, which is expected in mid-December.

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Workers continue to work on an ADA compliant ramp to enter the Capitol building in Carson City. The new ramp will be four feet wide upon completion, which is expected in mid-December.

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Workers continue to work on an ADA compliant ramp to enter the Capitol building in Carson City. The new ramp will be four feet wide upon completion, which is expected in mid-December.

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Workers continue to work on an ADA compliant ramp to enter the Capitol building in Carson City. The new ramp will be four feet wide upon completion, which is expected in mid-December.

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Workers continue to work on an ADA compliant ramp to enter the Capitol building in Carson City. The new ramp will be four feet wide upon completion, which is expected in mid-December.

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Workers continue to work on an ADA compliant ramp to enter the Capitol building in Carson City. The new ramp will be four feet wide upon completion, which is expected in mid-December.

Saturday, November 12

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T-shirt representing the DHS and CHS basketball fundraiser.

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Max Deeb was chosen to become a member of the American Choral Directors Association National High School Honor Choir.

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The CHS Link Crew needs help with its senior class photo project.

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NHS member Gabby Escobar signs up to donate food to the Mark Twain Thanksgiving Food Drive.

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CHS October incentive program winners.

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CHS first quarter incentive program winners.

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Stewart residents and Washoe Tribe representatives hold an appreciation lunch for first responders as a thank you for their handling of the October 13th Clear Creek fire that threatened the community. Colony volunteers served Indian Tacos to Police, Sheriff, SAR and Fire personnel Saturday afternoon.

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Washoe Tribe Chief of Police David Blackeye is handed an Indian Taco by Courtney Hardin Saturday at the Stewart Community Center.

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Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong adds salsa to his Indian Taco at the Stewart Community Center Saturday.

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Mia Brozovich accepts Don Sigmon's donation of toiletries Saturday at Carson High.

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United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) marked the formal opening of its new branch in Carson City with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 2 at 935 Jacks Valley Road. Credit union leaders were joined by community dignitaries, members and staff to mark the occasion. The new branch is part of a multi-phase project aimed at supporting UFCU’s planned growth in northern Nevada. It is the second UFCU facility to be constructed in Carson City. The first, located at 1350 E. William St., opened in April.

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Ryland DeSomber is congratulated by Michael Cobb in the end zone after scoring at Reed High School Thursday night.

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Douglas coach Ernie Monfiletto tells his Tigers to hold their heads high following a playoff defeat at the hands of the Reed Raiders Thursday in Sparks.

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Douglas' Kane Hoyopatubbi and Greg Sanotsky bring down a Reed player Friday night in Sparks.

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Dayton’s Kallie Strong (2) blocks a shot from Truckee’s Anika Pensrose as Makenna Olsen (4) looks on in Saturday's Northern 3A Regional Volleyball Tournament in Fallon.

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Entry from Silver State Detachment 630 of the Marine Corps League, Carson City in the Veterans Day parade in Virginia City.

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U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps from Carson City march in the Veterans Day parade Friday in Virginia City.

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The Navy Junior ROTC from Carson High School walks in the Veterans Day parade Friday in Virginia City.

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The Navy Junior ROTC from Carson High School walks in the Veterans Day parade Friday in Virginia City.

Friday, November 11

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The original prison windows, from a time when the jail was in city hall, have been revealed as part of the city’s renovation project.

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Country Health’s doors reopen after a year under new ownership. The ribbon-cutting gathering will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow, highlighted by 20 percent off, free samples, raffles, face painting and giveaways.

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Michelle Bynum's new health shop, a rework on the 26-year-old store, is infused with fresh, creative decor as well as useful resources and the same quality products and service.

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“I don’t do things the traditional way, and that’s worked out for me,” said Country Health’s new owner Michelle Bynum. The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts certified her in Life Coaching and Holistic Nutritional Coaching.

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Navy service members entertain Lahontan Elementary School students during the breakfast the school hosted for service members, retirees and their families in honor of Veterans Day.

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Veterans from numerous branches of military service grace the Lahontan Elementary School Veterans Day program yesterday, featuring a guest speaker and performances by kindergartners.

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Veterans enjoy the complimentary breakfast provided yesterday by Lahontan Elementary School in honor of Veterans Day.

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The first step involved the making of the frame and laying out the U.S. flag and Spc. Jason Disney's photo.

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The former sign had been placed on the main road at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

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It's a tradition for the oldest veteran marine (Joe Gabiola) to take a bite and pass down a slice to the youngest marine (Martin Rodriguez).

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Commandant Gary Armstrong of Silver State Detachment 630 watches Joe Gabiola and Martin Rodriguez cut the birthday cake.

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Commandant Gary Armstrong of Silver State Detachment 630 watches Joe Gabiola and Martin Rodriguez cut the birthday cake.

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This year marks the sixth year for the detachment to throw a party and cake.

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Marine Corps League, Silver State Detachment 630 of Carson City, celebrate 241 years at the Westside Pour House Thursday.

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Eleanor Romeo, Leea Waterman, Addysen Davis and Camryn Peachay read about the history of Veterans Day during an assembly at Fritsch Elementary Thursday.

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Fritsch Elementary students clap as veterans names are announced at an assembly at the school Thursday.

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The Fritsch Elementary School Choir sings a medley of patriotic songs called 'American Celebration' Thursday during a Veterans Day assembly at the school.

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Jack Wolfe is the third handsome sailor from the left relaxing with three of his shipmates in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during World War II.

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The framed medals are Jack Wolfe’s campaign medals from World War II and Korea hanging on his 'Wall of Fame' in Dayton.

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98-years-young Jack Wolfe relaxes on his sofa in Dayton.

Thursday, November 10

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The musuem is the center for many events and activities such as the time capsule project two years ago. The musuem now has a logo contest and and is also asking residents to bring in their Christmas memory photos for scanning.

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Dayton’s Kallie Strong (2) blocks a shot from Truckee’s Anika Pensrose as Makenna Olsen (4) looks on in Saturday's Northern 3A Regional Volleyball Tournament in Fallon.

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Douglas senior Isabelle Peterson hammers a shot past Reno's Kaitlyn Biassou (1) during the Northern 4A Region volleyball finals Saturday at Galena High in Reno.

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Carson goalkeeper Efren Ramirez (left) assists Osvaldo Gomez during a Galena shot on goal Saturday at Damonte Ranch High School.

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Senior Oscar Ventura takes a shot on goal during the NIAA Northern Finals Saturday against the Galena Grizzlies.

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Senator senior defensive specialist Peter Garrett battles for posession with a Galena player Saturday at Damonte High.

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Carson players show their appreciation for their fans following a 1-0 loss to Galena in the northern region championships.

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Carson's Rogelio Herrera takes a sliding shot on goal Saturday during the regional championship game against Galena. The Senators lost to the Grizzlies 1-0.

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Senator boys head coach Frank Martinez tell his players they have nothing to be ashamed of following a 1-0 loss to Galena at the NIAA Northern Region Championships Saturday at Damonte Ranch High School.

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Tien Hsieh, an acclaimed pianist, is planning a Carson Valley performance Nov. 18 at the Douglas County Community Center.

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Jim Scott, left, and his wife Kristy have become business partners with Rudy Hindelang, owner of Battle Born Ammunitions & Firearms.

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Cíana, a four piece traditional Irish band, is continuing the Brewery Arts Center’s Celtic music series on Saturday.

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CHS math teacher Jordan Glover tries a layup in between Douglas' Joe Andrews and Phil Emm Wednesday night at Tom Andreasen Court.

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Douglas and Carson High School teachers and staff played a fundraiser basketball game dubbed 'The Rivalry With Heart' for the American Heart Association Wednesday night at Carson High.

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Proceeds from the night's fundraiser are going to the American Heart Association.

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Cíana, a four piece traditional Irish band, is continuing the Brewery Arts Center’s Celtic music series on Saturday.

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Julie Selsberg becomes emotional when early results show votes in favor of a proposition to allow terminally ill people to end their own lives, at the Westin Denver Downtown on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 in Denver. (Stacie Scott/The Gazette via AP)

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Carol Folsom cheers when Proposition 106, which would make assisted death legal among patients with a terminal illness who receive a prognosis of death within six months, is passed at the Westin Denver Downtown hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 in Denver, Colo. (Stacie Scott/The Gazette via AP)

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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a rally in support of Prop. 64 Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in San Francisco. California voters approved a ballot measure Tuesday allowing recreational marijuana in the nation's most populous state. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Carol Folsom cheers when Proposition 106, which would make assisted death legal among patients with a terminal illness who receive a prognosis of death within six months, is passed at the Westin Denver Downtown hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 in Denver, Colo. (Stacie Scott/The Gazette via AP)

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Ghost, a 2-year-old Siamesecat, is looking for a home.

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The historic Hotel Angels, pictured here as it was in the 1940s, is reportedly where writer Mark Twain first heard the story of the jumping frog. The hotel is still standing and remains in use.

Wednesday, November 9

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Richard Torres, 46, gives a thumbs up from his bed at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center after casting his ballot on Tuesday.

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Carson senior Jaycie Roberts can smile about being named the Sierra Leaegue Co-Player of the Year.

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Senator senior defensive specialist Peter Garrett battles for posession with a Galena player Saturday at Damonte High.

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Senior Alejandro Gonzalez controls the ball for the Senators during the final regular season game against Douglas Wednesday. Carson won 1-0.

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A mobile display about American Flat is at the Carson City BLM Office.

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Jacqueline Lima, 20, walks with her four-year-old sister, Karla, holding an American flag, and gets serenaded by a mariachi group after Lima voted for the first time, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Las Vegas. Immigrant advocates in Las Vegas worked to get more U.S.-born Latinos to the polls on Election Day as early voter numbers suggest a surge in Hispanic voters. Lima voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

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Sen.-elect Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., waves to supporters after her victory at an election watch party in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

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Anthony Abbott waits for a taxi outside the community center after voting on Tuesday afternoon.

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Carson High School senior Arianna Schmidt votes for the first time on Tuesday afternoon at the community center.

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Mayor Bob Crowell thanks his supporters at an election party after being re-elected.

Tuesday, November 8

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John Barrette and Brad Bonkowski congratulate each other on winning their respective supervisors race on Tuesday night.

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Election volunteer Simmie Travis, right, helps a voter Tuesday morning.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto

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Republican Senate candidate Joe Heck

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks after receiving the American Jewish Congress' lifetime achievement award on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in New York. Clinton spoke at the group’s gala and emphasized the longstanding relationship between the United States and Israel, and also spoke about the negotiations process with Iran. (AP Photo/Jin Lee)

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Republican Congressman Mark Amodei sits down for a chat at the Nevada Appeal office Thursday.

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Fallon's Amanda Wolf, a graduate of Churchill County High School serving with the U.S. Coast Guard in Chicago, was recently honored for saving a 2-year-old child who almost drowned.. The Chicago Bears also recognized Wolf for her heroic deed.

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Petty Officer 3rd Class Connell Campbell is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the nuclear-powered fast attack submarine, USS Chicago.

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The Churchill County Commission is aiming to have a transportation program in place for commuters to the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, the future home of the Tesla Gigafactory and Switch data center, among others.

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The yellow on this map represents the sprawling Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

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The Greenwave's Conner Nelson gains yardage against Spring Creek Friday night. The Spartans defeated Fallon 38-8.

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline pulls down the rebound against San Francisco State.

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Nevada 's Leland King II wrestles with San Francisco State for possession in the Wolf Pack's exhibition win on Friday at Lawlor Events Center.

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Nevada's College Basketball Invitational Championship banner was raised Friday.

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Nevada football coach Brian Poilian has seen his Wolf Pack perform below expectations this season, falling to 3-6 going into Saturday's game against San Diego State.

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Reno Aces manager Phil Nevin is now the new third base coach for the San Francisco Giants.

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Tigers senior runningback Dawson Coman turns the corner Friday night against Spanish Springs.

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Douglas senior linebacker Reagan Roberson brings down Spanish Springs quarterback Frankie Tiernan early in the game Friday night at Keith Roman Field in Minden.

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Nevada's College Basketball Invitational Championship banner was raised Friday.

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Nevada 's Leland King II wrestles with San Francisco State for possession in the Wolf Pack's exhibition win on Friday at Lawlor Events Center.

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline pulls down the rebound against San Francisco State.

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Carson quarterback Daniel Morrison slides after scrambling for the Senators during Friday's playoff loss at Reno.

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Carson's Abel Carter, normally a running back, played quarterback for the Senators during Friday's playoff loss to Reno.

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Carson running back Abel Carter gets through a nice hole during Friday's game against Reno.

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Carson quarterback Daniel Morrison looks upfield during a scramble in the second half of Friday's playoff loss to Reno.

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Reno's Will Hart catches a ride on the back of Carson runningback Abel Carter during Friday's game.

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Carson's Abel Carter runs during Friday's playoff loss at Reno. The Senators lost 21-10.

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Reno's Brandon Kaho breaks the tackle of Carson's Brandon Gagnon during Friday's game against Reno.

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Scouts’ Spencer DeMars places a heat’s four competing cars onto their lanes.

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Dolan Auto Group employees pose for a photo with their First, Second and Third Place trophies.

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1401 Midtown now houses Bristlecone Holdings, Morgan’s Lobster Shack and Fish Market, and Michael & Sons Jewelers.

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1401 Midtown, the former bank building at 1401 S. Virginia St., was redeveloped by S3 Development Company LLC.

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Image of the suspect's weapon.

Monday, November 7

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Volunteer handing out I Voted stickers after filling out a election ballot at a district voting station

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Volunteer handing out I Voted stickers after filling out a election ballot at a district voting station

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Volunteer handing out I Voted stickers after filling out a election ballot at a district voting station

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Gerardo Guillen pre-washes a truck on Monday at the new Surf Thru Express Car Wash located on Highway 50 east.

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The new Surf Thru Express Car Wash located on Highway 50 east opened for business this past weekend.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval, Nevada teacher of the year Pam Ertel and her class at Minden Elementary School on Friday.

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Pam Ertel receives her award for being Nevada's teacher of the year from Gov. Brian Sandoval on Friday.

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Members of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, cheer during a rally under a Donald Trump pinata in Las Vegas Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Voters in swing state Nevada will play an outsized role on Tuesday when they decide whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump should get their six coveted electoral votes. The state also has seen a high number of Latinos vote early where Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto is trying to become the nation's first Latina senator. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

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Members of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas, Nev., prepare flyers about Democratic candidates on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Voters in swing state Nevada will play an outsized role on Tuesday when they decide whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump should get their six coveted electoral votes. The state also has seen a high number of Latinos vote early where Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto is trying to become the nation's first Latina senator. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally at College of Southern Nevada Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in North Las Vegas. Some 700 people attended the rally to support Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (Ronda Churchill/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

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Students react as Brian Williams gives his Think Kindness presentation at Eagle Valley Middle School in Carson City, Nev. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Williams speaks around the country about inspiring kindness and stopping bullying. The Carson City Library will host a free Think Kindness presentation for families on Wednesday at 6 at the Community Center.

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Brian Williams gives his Think Kindness presentation at Eagle Valley Middle School in Carson City, Nev. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Williams, a self-proclaimed kindness ninja, speaks around the country about inspiring kindness and stopping bullying. The Carson City Library will host a free Think Kindness presentation for families on Wednesday at 6 at the Community Center.

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Homemade Roasted Thanksgiving Day Turkey with all the Sides

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Governor Brian Sandoval, Mayor Hillary Schieve and Lawrence H. Reid, vice president plant development Cimpress at the announcement of Cimpress coming to Nevada.

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United Federal Credit Union grows in northern Nevada as ribbon is cut at second Carson City branch.

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González will go on to pitch her business in the YLAI finals in Washington, D.C.

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Churchill County may see modest growth during the next 20 years according to the state demographer.

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Dr. David Hoskins, Medical Director of the Carson Tahoe Center for Wound Healing, visits patients and provides treatment for them as part of a new program in Carson City.

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Dayton's Rebecca Mason drills a kill against Truckee in Saturday's Northern 3A Regional Volleyball Tournament in Fallon.

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Dayton’s Kallie Strong (2) blocks a shot from Truckee’s Anika Pensrose as Makenna Olsen (4) looks on in Saturday's Northern 3A Regional Volleyball Tournament in Fallon.

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Alisa Nave-Worthsenior, semior policy advisor and counsel for Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

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Melissa Kuipers Blake, senior policy advisor and counsel for Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

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Couple meeting with financial advisor in dining room

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Sunbursts candy spins in a pan as it gets its red-candy coating.

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Starbursts, candy coated sunflower seeds, fill the tubes for sales at a variety of locations.

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A Kimmie Candy worker folds boxes to be filled with Sunburst tubes at the crowded plant in Reno.

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Joseph Dutra, president/CEO of Kimmie Candy, stands in front of new pans waiting to be installed in the company's new plant, nearly three times the size of the current candy manufacturing facility. Dutra expects to be ready to move in by the end of November.

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Sierra Sotheby's hosts 3D home tours on its online pages, as seen on this provided screenshot.

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Star Anderson and her husband Gerald (Jerry) Nerlove stand inside the newly opened Apricot Lane Boutique.

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The store will also sell products from the brand 3Strands, which donates 100 percent of profits to employ young women who have been rescued from sex trafficking.

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Star Anderson and her husband Gerald (Jerry) Nerlove stand in front of the newly opened Apricot Lane Boutique located in the Meadowood Mall.

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The new boutique is located in the Meadowood Mall between The Children’s Place and Coach.

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The store will carry brands such as Dex, Vintage Havana, Marc Jacobs, LVR and much more.

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Robert Saikali

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Close up of the first casted ingot.

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AquaMetals recently announced that they have produced the first AquaRefined lead at their Nevada facility.

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Conveyer belt carries pure lead to ingot casting area.

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Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada's programs develop leadership skills in the girls that are part of the program.

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The PlayOn device that ACS is hoping will revolutionize the gaming industry.

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Model homes are under construction at Schulz Ranch.

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Home construction at Schulz Ranch is under way.

Saturday, November 5

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Riverview Elementary School students test properties of minerals at a recent field trip to Lake Tahoe.

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Students travel out onto Tahoe to perform water quality tests.

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Lori Haney, City National Bank senior vice president, right, presents a check to Western Nevada College’s Foundation Director Niki Gladys, left, and Emily Howarth, an Electronics and Industrial Technology professor, on Thursday in Carson City. The $3,000 donation will provide 10 student scholarships in WNC’s Applied Industrial Technology program.

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Think Kindness speaker Brian Williams.

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From the left, Greater Nevada Credit Union Educational Branch Coordinator Julie Slocum, and CHS banking program students Quincey Sosbee, Claire Jamison, and Melissa Garcia.

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Kalysta Branco

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New construction is seen Saturday on Franktown Road in the wake of the Little Valley fire that claimed 23 homes and 17 outbuildings on October 14th.

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A clay pigeon explodes after being shot Saturday morning at the Capital City Gun Club.

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15-year-old Hunter Dorsey shoots at a clay pigeon Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's Veteran's Day sporting clay's competition.

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16-year-old North Valleys High School student Joseph Lumsden competes in his third sporting clays competition Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's Veteran's Day compeition at the Capital City Gun Club.