Stories for December 2017

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Sunday, December 31

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Nevada's Caleb Martin drives around the Lobos' defense on Saturday.

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline dribbles up the floor during Saturday's 77-74 win against New Mexico.

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Nevada's Kendall Stephens fades away against New Mexico State in Reno on Saturday.

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Nevada's Lindsey Drew goes up against New Mexico in Saturday's conference home opener at Lawlor Events Center.

Saturday, December 30

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Sierra Lutheran placed third inthe small school division of the Rail City Classic at Sparks High.

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empty asphalt road to horizon under cloudy sky.

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CHS Baseball Coaches Brian Manoukian, Alan Matthews, and Matt Morgan

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CHS on-campus Deputy Dean Williams

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CHS Student of the Week Jakob Corona-Bale

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CHS Senior Yamaa Daoudi sharing his senior project in the high school library.

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Mission Senior Living received numerous honors.

Friday, December 29

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Kurt Busch looks from the garage after practice for the NASCAR Bank of America auto race on Oct. 9, 2014. Busch has signed a contract with Stewart-Haas Racing Ford and will continue as the driver for 2018.

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Nevada's Kendall Stephens puts up a shot over Fresno State's Sam Bittner, left, and Bryson Williams on Wednesday.

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Jason Gardner competes in the newspaper toss during the End of Bike Week Party on Friday evening in McFadden Plaza.

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Teri Vance and her raccoon cookie jar.

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The iconic Grateful Dead skeleton has seen many froms over the past 50 years, including this rendition from 2013.

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This image of the Grateful Dead from 1970 was included as part of a trade ad for the band's iconic "American Beauty" album, and was featured on page 9 of the Dec. 5, 1970, edition of Billboard magazine.

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A look at the American Legion Hall in South Lake Tahoe in this photo taken in 1965 by longtime Tahoe radio man Bill Kingman. The Grateful Dead performed here in 1967.

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Rich Schultze, far left, and the rest of the members of Simultaneous Avalanche pose at Kings Beach Bowl in 1967.

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Apartment rents in Reno declined slightly in November.

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Brad Paula, owner, Well Being Massage Therapy and Functional Fitness.

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Pastor Paul Slaton, middle, and two other representatives from Out of Egypt Food Pantry watch the announcement of the food drive for New Millenium.

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New Millennium Building Systems employees show off the wealth of their donations made to Out of Egypt Food Pantry in Fallon. The employees collected approximately 5,064 items along with $1,840 in gift cards for the pantry.

Thursday, December 28

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The Carson High girls basketball team beat Enochs, 50-45, on Thursday in Tracy, Calif.

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline goes in for a layup against Fresno State's Jahmel Taylor, front, during Wednesday's game.

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138 lb. Senator Kyle Rudy wrestles Modesto's Dylan Corpuz Thursday at the Sierra Nevada Classic tournament in Reno.

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Carson's Luis Mayoral battles Citrus Hill's Eric Favela in a 113 lb. match Thursday at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

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Carson City officials say they have had numerous calls from homeowners and businesses concerning prepayment of property taxes.

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Deputy Jim LaChew shares a laugh with Sheriff Ken Furlong at his swearing in Thursday.

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New Assistant Sheriff Jerome Tushbant shakes Sheriff Ken Furlongs hand Thursday at a swearing in ceremony.

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New Undersheriff Ken Sandage has his new badge pinned on by his wife Thursday in Carson City.

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CCSO Deputy Jim LaChew, Assistant Sheriff Jerome Tushbant and Undersheriff Ken Sandage were sworn in Thursday in Carson City.

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Lacewood and Ebony Ribbon by Malcolm Tibbetts

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Martin's Dream by Malcolm Tibbetts

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Deception on the Cocobolo by Malcolm Tibbetts

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Tubular Coffee Table by Malcolm Tibbetts

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The sculptures are made of thousands of redwood segments pieced together with glue and shaped with tools.

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The three sculptures are on display at the Tahoe Mountain Lab, located on Harrison Avenue.

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Woodworker Malcolm Tibbetts originally created these pieces for a larger installation at Burning Man this year.

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline goes in strong against Fresno State's Jahmel Taylor during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

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Nevada's Kendall Stephens puts up a shot over Fresno State's Sam Bittner, left and Bryson Williams during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

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Nevada's Lindsey Drew leads the break against Fresno State's Jahmel Taylor, left and Ray Bowles Jr. during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Nevada won 80-65. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

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Nevada's Cody Martin tries to drive around Fresno State's Johnny McWilliams during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Nevada won 80-65. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline tries to drive around Fresno State's Bryson Williams during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Nevada won 80-65. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

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Nevada's Cody Martin tries to drive around Fresno State's Johnny McWilliams during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Nevada won 80-65. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

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Fresno State's Johnny McWilliams shoots a reverse layup against Nevada's Hallice Cooke during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Nevada won 80-65. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline passes off against Fresno State's Bryson Williams during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Nevada won 80-65. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

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Nevada's Caleb Martin drops back for a jumper against Fresno State's Deshon Taylor during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Nevada won 80-65. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

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Nevada coach Eric Musselman talks to his team during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Fresno State in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Nevada won 80-65. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

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Fresno State's Jahmel Taylor goes to the basket between Nevada's Cody Martin, right, and Jordan Caroline during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Nevada won 80-65. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

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Fresno State's Deshon Taylor shoots in front of Nevada's Cody Martin (11) and another defender during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Nevada won 80-65. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

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Nevada's Caleb Martin (10) and Cody Martin box out for a rebound against Fresno State's Sam Bittner during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Nevada won 80-65. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

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Nevada's Elijah Foster, right, and Fresno State's Nate Grimes vie for a rebound during the first half of Wednesday's game.

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline goes in for a layup against Fresno State's Jahmel Taylor, front, during Wednesday's game.

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Nevada's Lindsey Drew drives for a layup against Fresno State's Bryson Williams on Wednesday during the first half.

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Nevada's Jordan Caroline drives around Fresno State'sTerrell Carter II on Wednesday in Fresno, Calif.

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Nevada's Lindsey Drew drives against Fresno State's Bryson WIlliams during the first half Wednesday.

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Nevada's Elijah Foster shoots against Fresno State's Terrell Carter II in the first half Wednesday.

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An empty apartment of Highland Village acts as storage for a portion the presents donated as part of the Angel Trees.

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Fleet and Family Service Center director Gary Holsopple shows off some of the donations they received.

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Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix who would love a home with no cats but she does love other dogs.

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Looking for a home: Donner, a beautiful chocolate Lab, is two years old. He is a friendly, good natured guy who loves to play ball. He was picked up as a stray, and CAPS came to his rescue. He is very happy and would love to take you for a walk or play ball. Come out and meet him. He’ll make it to first base with you.

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Water begins to fill up in Lahontan Reservoir in January because of the runoff from Sierra storms.

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Child abuse walk to bring awareness to child abuse occurred in April from Oats Park to Fox Peak.

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Robert Thomas who spent 13 months in Korea in the early 1950s, served in the U.S. Army.

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World War II sailor Jim Warren and his wife, Harriett, thumb through a scrapbook looking at photos during a luncheon held in honor of veterans unable to fly to the nation’s capital on an Honor Flight.

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Korean War veteran Orville Meyer, who served in Korea and recently travelled to Washington, D.C. aboard an Honor Flight, discusses his trip with his guardian, Tracy Schroeder.

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Honor Flight volunteer David Sousa, back, asks Korean War veteran Lonnie Snyder a question.

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‘Santa, I’ve been good!’ Ken Beaton had to be coaxed into the Christmas spirit this year.

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Psychologist Joseph McEllistrem and Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong attend Carson's Behavioral Task Force to discuss how to better improve resources for individuals with mental health.

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FISH Director Jim Peckham and Regional Behavioral Health Coordinator Jessica Flood discuss problems regarding mental health in Carson City.

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Since changing hands to be run by Fallon Golf Course Inc. last year, the Fallon golf course has seen several improvements to the course and facility.

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This photograph by David Pritchett is used in the latest BLM Nevada and TravelNevada free calendar.

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Royal Vista Apartments in Carson City.

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An attendee at CES 2017 listens to high-res audio.

Wednesday, December 27

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A monument displaying the Charters of Freedom like this could be featured in Carson City.

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Snowshowing at Lake Tahoe is a must-do for any local or visitor.

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Aside from the wonderful views and exercise humans enjoy on snowshoe hikes, your four-legged friends can also tag along for winter fun.

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The Tahoe-Truckee region offers seemingly endless terrain for snowshoeing in the winter.

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Representatives from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, and Greater Nevada Credit Union Eagle Station Branch Manager Melissa Harlow (center), stand in front of boxes filled with toys for the Sheriff’s Office holiday program.

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Mary and Dusty Brower for the Arby's remodeling.

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Picturesque Bird picture, a sparrow perches on dry gold Pampas grass with food in its mouth with white background.

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Construction equipment and related material dot the site of Cal Neva Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 19.

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A "NO CAMPING" is used to key people away from Cal Neva Resort & Casino.

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The Cal Neva Resort & Casino sign is shown on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The sign still states the resort is closed for renovations about 18 months after its owner filed for bankruptcy.

Tuesday, December 26

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Mikaela Shiffrin, of Eagle-Vail, passes a gate during a World Cup giant slalom in Squaw Valley, California.

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Nevada's Caleb Martin fades back for a jump shot over UC Davis on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 in Reno.

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Actors (left to right) Davi Santos and Grant Davis.

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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks before signing Senate Bill 539 during a signing ceremony in North Las Vegas, Nev. State officials and medical administrators are starting a new prescription medication registry early January 2018 designed to fast-track information collection about opioid deaths and identify excess dispensing of powerful painkillers. The effort enacts provisions of Assembly Bill 474, which was proposed by Sandoval and unanimously passed the Legislature this year. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks at the Governor's Global Tourism Summit in Las Vegas. State officials and medical administrators are gearing up to start a strict new prescription medicine registry next week that Nevada lawmakers created to track opioid overdoses and the excess dispensing of powerful painkillers. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)

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Squaw Valley, seen during the winter of 2016-17, nearly 60 years after hosting the Winter Olympics.

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Gold medal figure skater Carol Heiss receives congratulations.

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A present-day look at the entrance to Squaw Valley, which hosted to the Winter Olympics in 1960.

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A skier bombs down the lower portion of the men’s giant slalom course at Squaw Valley in 1960.

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High school marching bands were clobbered by an opening day snowstorm.

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U.S. alpine racer Penny Pitou grimaces after missing the gold medal by 1.1 seconds.

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U.S. hockey goalie John McCartan makes a save.

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After savoring samples of “Teriyaki Time Travel,” “Hell Hole Hot,” and other jerky specialties, extraterrestrial visitors can peruse quirky curios, and pose with life-size locals in funky murals.

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Fallon's Tommy McCormick finished third in the 145-pound division in Saturday's tournament in Minden.

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Fallon's Marcel Poracky won his division (170 pounds) in Saturday's Douglas Lion's Club Invitational.

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The Bureau of Land Management update commissioners at their last meeting of 2017 on fire restoration efforts at the Draw and Bravo 17 fires. The Draw Fire, shown here, burned more than 20, 000 acres 60 miles east of Fallon and north of Cold Springs.

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Churchill County commissioners approved to send a letter to the Carson Water Subconservancy District requesting a flood flow study of the river below Lahontan Reservoir.

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Where's the tree topping? This is only a part of the Christmas Tree inside of Stone Cabin Coffee, 480 East Williams Aveneue; the topping goes through the roof, which can be seen outside form the entrance.

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Stone Cabin Coffee offers a variety of coffee drinks, beer, wine, and pastires in a cozy atmosphere.

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Dreams do come true: Stone Cabin Coffee's carpenter Bruce Homer, left, and owner Butch Hamilton, right, bring a hip, hangout masterpiece to Fallon after two years of dedication.

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Nancy Tranchina, left, and Deb Tilley have volunteered for many years with the Wishing Tree program.

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Local Toys for Tots coordinator Chris Hansberry checks out a bag of toys.

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JD Nicholson fulfills a request during Wishing Tree’s distribution on Thursday.

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Volunteer Raina Wascher delivers a wrapped gift bag to a waiting mother during the Toys for Tots distribution.

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Churchill County Middle School Students of the Months for November and December include, from left, Justin Flowers (7th), Corel Escartin (7th), Crystal Ballesteros-Tapia (8th), Gio Iacometti (7th), John Muller (6th), Victor Castanon (6th), Amelia Bateman (6th), Demetrius Martell (8th), Clifford Spaletta (8th), and Sierra Mesloh (6th). Not pictured: Carrie Brown (8th) and Jodie Gibbons (7th).

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Today’s chef preference: Less meat, more veggies.

Monday, December 25

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Sean and Kim Saucedo stand inside what will become their new store, Rustically Divine, once all the renovations are complete.

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A view from the east of the parcel that's part of the proposed Vintage project.

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Work continues on the Jackson Village development after a long delay.

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Kalani's Restaurant in South Lake Tahoe brings all of the island flavors infused with Asian techniques.

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Kalani's delivers "Aloha" through its gourmet dishes as well as the warm welcome you'll feel when you dine in.

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Soule Domain offers "creative American cuisine," which has been influenced by flavors and technique found around the world.

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Scallops are always a hot item on the menu at Soule Domain, and for good reason. Their culinary team finds the perfect sauce to highlight them during any season.

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Manzanita Restaurant is located in The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, and features a gorgeous atmosphere where gourmet confections are served.

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Flower-filled baskets are hung in downtown Gardnerville each summer.

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Shaheen Beauchamp Builders has completed construction on what may be the first industrial speculative building completed in Carson City in a decade at 3320 Research Way. The 28,500-square foot building is partially leased, with 10,000 square feet still available.

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LuDela, an Adams Hub startup, is ready to begin production of its high-tech candles — real candles that can be controlled remotely and turns itself off if it senses it's tipping or an object is over it.

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An Adams Hub start-up, Community Yogi offers classes at The Eddy in Reno and other non-traditional locations.

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Community Yogi, a Carson City startup associated with Adams Hub, offers classes at nontraditional locations, including this class at Comma Coffee in Carson.

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In the Tahoe Basin, 168,000 trees died this year on the lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.

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The latest estimates put tree mortality in El Dorado County at approximately 250,000 including this grove of trees outside of Kelsey.

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This photo provided by Spark Therapeutics shows the company's Luxturna (voretigene neparvovec-rzyl) product vial. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved the therapy which improves the vision of patients with a rare form of inherited blindness, another major advance for the burgeoning field of genetic medicine. (Courtesy of Spark Therapeutics via AP)

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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Dr. Albert Maguire, right, checks the eyes of Misa Kaabali, 8, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Misa was 4-years-old when he received his gene therapy treatment. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved the therapy which improves the vision of patients with a rare form of inherited blindness, another major advance for the burgeoning field of genetic medicine. (AP Photo/Bill West, File)

Sunday, December 24

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Nevada's Cody Martin works against San Francisco on Saturday night.

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Saturday, December 23

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Thane Cornell, standing at center, is pictured in 2016 at a Dayton Christmas event at which the poem “If Jesus Came to Your House” by Lois Kendall Blanchard had just been recited to conclude the yuletide festivities.

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On Christmas 1968 are 12-year-old Rory, center, and 14-year-old Craig Crass. Cut off at left is Rory and Craig’s little sister Erin, then age 7.

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More than two dozen Northern Nevada children will receive a personalized wrapped present indicating their wish has been granted, thanks to Make-A-Wish and the William N. Pennington Foundation.

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Ginger Easley at the 2017 KTVN Channel 2 Share Your Christmas Drive-By Food Drive at the Carson Valley Inn.

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Third place winner Sophia Peterson of Carson High School with David Granish.

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Second place winner Ivy Campbell of Carson High School with David Granish.

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Douglas High School’s Lea Gifford, first place winner, with David Granish.

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Post 4 Oratorical Committee 2017

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The Latino Cohort at Western Nevada College promotes enrollment, course completion and degree attainment among Latino students.

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CHS Teachers mobbing the halls to welcome students to school in order to let them know how important they are to CHS and the Carson City community.

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CHS teacher Ty McMillen listening to FCA guest Flora Savai

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CHS Social Emotional Learning committee’s Reindeer Kindness activity.

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CHS Student of the Week Nathan Smothers

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CHS FCA guest Flora Savai

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CHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes guest Flora Savai talking with students in teacher Ty McMillen’s classroom during lunch.

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CHS FCA guest Flora Savai praying for CHS students and their families.

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CHS FCA guest Flora Savai praying for CHS students.

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CHS FCA guest Flora Savai visiting with sophomore Kiana Martinez.

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CHS Athletes of the Week Trenten Robison for Boys Varsity Basketball and Lilian Bouza for Girls Varsity Basketball.

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CHS Creative Writing Club

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Enjoy all sorts of food on the Virginia’s Coastal Harvest Feast in October.

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Starr Nixdorf enjoys a relaxing moment in the unique waiting area of Paradise Salon ~ Spa ~ Wellness.

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The fifth graders lined up on the Capitol steps to sing holiday tunes.

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Santa and the beauty queens were escorted to McFadden Plaza by horse and buggy.

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Sleigh rides on Carson Street were a huge hit and reminiscent of another era.

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The Grinch plays with a fifth grader.

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President of Project Santa Claus Gary Dove, left, accepts a $1,000 donation from Ursula Prebezac, vice president and branch manager of City National’s Minden office.

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Nevada’s Caleb Martin drives against Southern Illinois’ Aaron Cook during Friday’s game at the Las Vegas Classic.

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Nevada’s courts are now a year into a pilot program that dramatically changes how judges decide which defendants should have to post bail and which should just be freed without having to pay.

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Nevada patients will be limited to a 14-day initial prescription for opioid pain medicines under a new law taking effect Jan. 1.

Friday, December 22

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Bruce Hill puts some finishing touches on the mounting posts of the eagle to be placed at the 580 interchange Thursday.

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Eric Peterson (in bucket lift) waits for the eagle to get close so it can be guided in and mounted to the top of the artificial tree Thursday.

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Road and Highway Builders' Will Helickson and Bruce Peterson (in bucket) finish up the mounting process of the new eagle at the 580 interchange in Carson City Thursday.

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Bruce Peterson (in bucket lift) muscles the eagle into position with the help of Project Supervisor Barry Vasquez and Will Helickson (obscured) Thursday at the 580 interchange.

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Engineering design students at WNC work on a prototype for a water filter the students built to benefit Puerto Ricans struggling to recover after Hurricane Maria.

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Jason Gardner competes in the newspaper toss during the End of Bike Week Party on Friday evening in McFadden Plaza.

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Instructor Dave Riske teaches a Computer Information Technology class at Western Nevada College on Sept. 27 in Carson City.

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Fort Churchill State Historic Park is hosting a New Year’ Day hike from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

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Rachael Seabert, right, and other students work in an American Sign Language class at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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The Tesla Gigafactory in Tahoe Reno Industrial Center is seen under construction in 2016 in this file photo.

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Signs for the Cal Neva on Stateline Road still say the casino is closed for renovation.

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The Cal Neva remains fenced off and renovation is incomplete after its owners declared bankruptcy in June 2016.

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Eagle Valley Golf Course is under new management.

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A hole on the East Course at Eagle Valley Golf Course.

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The Washoe County Health District reported 238 cases in the county as of the end of November.

Thursday, December 21

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Looking south on S. Carson St. Friday. The city is looking at redesign possibilities and will hold a public meeting Wednesday.

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A public meeting is being held Wednesday at 5:30pm at the Carson City Community Center to discuss the future of S. Carson St.

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The intersection of Koontz and S. Carson St. as seen Friday.

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A frontage road is seen in front of Discount Tire in south Carson City Friday.

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The Nevada bench reacts to UC Davis having 3 seconds left on the shot clock in the first half of a game on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 in Reno.

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The Carson City Sheriff's Office says a Moundhouse man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance.

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Area Toys For Tots director Joyce Buckingham poses for a photo with Santa and Lance Corporal Logan Paschall (left) and SSG Jack Zellner (right) on toy pick-up day Thursday at the State Capitol.

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(Left to Right)USMC Lance Corporal Logan Paschall, area Toys for Tots Director Joyce Buckingham, Santa and USMC SSG Jack Zellner pose for a photo on toy pick-up day at the State Capitol Thursday.

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A "NO CAMPING" is used to key people away from Cal Neva Resort & Casino.

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Construction equipment and related material dot the site of Cal Neva Resort & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 19.

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The Cal Neva Resort & Casino sign is shown on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The sign still states the resort is closed for renovations about 18 months after its owner filed for bankruptcy.

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Andy Allen walks his new daughter out of the Colombia's adoption center in August with his son, Lincoln, 3.

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Lincoln Allen, 3, spends time with his new sister, Sara, 6, during the summer in Colombia.

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Andy and Brook Allen prepare to take their new daughter home, Sara, in Colombia in August.

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Fallon Ford Toyota presents a check from its Pay It Forward program to Kiemmy Boc-Thai, development officer for Renown’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. From left are Jessilyn Wallace, Fallon Ford Toyota; Boc-Thai; Shaun King and Austin Little, both from Fallon Ford Toyota.

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General Manager Tim Mitchell, left, and Controller Sean Richardson add information to a big check before presenting it to a nonprofit organization that’s a recipient of the Pay It Forward program.

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A new Fallon Youth Center will be built adjacent to the Venturacci Gym. The William N. Pennington Foundation is awarding the city of Fallon a $4.5 million grant for the construction of the center.

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This clay spire is one of the many geological oddities found in the remote but fascinating place known as the Sump in Central Nevada.

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Assistant Director at University of Nevada, Reno's Extended Studies, Shera Alberti-Annunzio, right, presents Trustee Carmen Schank, left, her certification for Professional Development at the scool board meeting last week.

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Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix who would love a home with no cats but she does love other dogs.

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Looking for a home: Papa, an adorable Chihuahua mix, is six years old. He is good natured and very sweet. Papa loves to strut his stuff and is very cute. He was picked up as a stray and thankfully was brought to CAPS. His greatest wish is to be in a home for Christmas. Please come out and take him for a walk.

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Doug Drost had a ribbon cutting and grand opening for his new office on South Taylor Street. Back row from left are Lisa Gonzales, Chamber of Commerce; John Tewell, retired councilman and Chamber of Commerce; Davey Munoz; Nate Helton, executive director of Churchill Economic Development Authority; and Christy Lattin, Chamber of Commerce. Front row from left are Lucy Carnahan, executive director, Chamber of Commerce; Hunter Drost, Sydney Drost, Shawn Drost, Doug Drost and Cynthia McGarrah.

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Mariah Snooks dribbles the ball down the field during a Lady Bighorns game.

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Oasis Academy's Taryn Berrenchea, 11, tries to snag the rebound before Coral Academy's Zoe Maletsky.

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Kenyen Hicks rushes in to shoot a basket during Oasis Academy's game in Reno.

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Oasis Academy's Patrick Morrow goes in for a basket during the Lassen Tournament.

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The nurses' station at Sierra Ketamine Clinics in Reno.

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One of the room where IV infusions are adminstered to patients. Each room is designed to create a calmin atmosphere for patients.

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The medical office building in south Reno that houses Sierra Ketamine Clinics.

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Dr. Robert Watson (left), and Dr. Bret Frey of Sierra Ketamine Clinics in Reno.

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Tina Watson, a nurse at Sierra Ketamine Clinics, prepares a ketamine IV to be administered to a patient.

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A Delta flight lands at the Reno-Tahoe Airport on Oct. 11.

Wednesday, December 20

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Jordan Caroline has brought a toughness to Nevada.

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Jordan Caroline's intensity can always be seen on the court.

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Tahoe Mountain Soap Company's lotion are made with a unique blend of natural oils and butters.

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"Greetings From Lake Tahoe" salt water taffy is available, among other locations, at this Powder House Ski & Snowboard shop at The Gondola at Heavenly Village on the South Shore.

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Personalized pocket knives can be purchased at Powderhouse in South Lake Tahoe.

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The classic navy blue women's hat, seen here, is among more than 100 products bigtruck offers.

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Lake Tahoe love magnets, available at at Well Being Massage & Skin Care in Kings Beach, make for great stocking stuffers.

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Tahoe Moonshine's offerings are handcrafted with the finest herbs, spices and organic ingredients.

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Lake Tahoe-themed wooden maps, seen here for purchase at The Potlatch in Incline Village, can accentuate any home.

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Visitors turned out in strong numbers at western mountain resorts in November.

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Tahoe Mountain Club’s Schaffer’s Camp, located at the top of Tahoe Zephyr Express chairlift, is surrounded by groomed runs with fresh snow on nearby tree branches.

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Engineers use a drone to inspect wind farms in this stock art photo. NV Energy uses drones to inspect power lines and is working on getting FAA approval for beyond visual line of sight flights.

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Instructor Dave Riske teaches a Computer Information Technology class at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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University of Nevada, Reno Assistant Professor David Johnson explores how academic scientists view commercially oriented research in his new book, “A Fractured Profession: Commercialism and Conflict in Academic Science.”

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Community Yogi, a Carson City startup associated with Adams Hub, offers classes at nontraditional locations, including this class at Comma Coffee in Carson.

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An Adams Hub start-up, Community Yogi offers classes at The Eddy in Reno and other non-traditional locations.

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LuDela, an Adams Hub startup, is ready to begin production of its high-tech candles — real candles that can be controlled remotely and turns itself off if it senses it's tipping or an object is over it.

Tuesday, December 19

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Nevada forward Caleb Martin, left, shoots over TCU guard Desmond Bane in a game earlier this season. Tuesday night, Martin came off the bench to score 22 points in a win against UC Davis in Reno.

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FILE--In this Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Lady Gaga performs during a hurricanes relief concert in College Station, Texas. Lady Gaga will join the list of superstars with regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas in 2018, when she kicks off a two-year residency in December. (AP Photo/LM Otero, file)

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A female suspect in a burglary is wanted.

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A female suspect in a burglary is wanted.

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A female suspect in a burglary is wanted.

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Charlie Abowd's stuffed mushrooms with shrimp, goat cheese and parmesan as seen last Friday at Adele's.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1002 in Fallon recognized Oasis Academy students for their participation in the Patriot’s Pen essay contest. From left are co-chair Melissa Nusi, VFW Auxiliary; Joshua Youles, eighth grade, fifth place; Alfredo Andrade, eighth grade, fourth place; Eliza Pike, eighth grade, third place’ Halle Fest, sixth grade, second place; Calin Menius-Rush, eighth grade, first place; and Mike Terry, VFW Post 1002 co-chair.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1002 in Fallon recognized three Churchill County High School students for their entries in the Voice of Democracy speech/essay contest. From left are co-chair Melissa Nusi, VFW Auxiliary; third place, Ashby Trotter; second place, Christian Nemeth; first place, Matt Goings; and Mike Terry, VFW Post 1002 co-chair.

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Sheriff Ben Trotter, right, received a plaque honoring him for his work on the new law enforcement center from Commissioner Pete Olsen. Trotter has announced he will not seek a third term as sheriff but will file, instead, to run for justice of the peace.

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It took two years to transform the house on East Williams Avenue to what is now the Stone Cabin Cafe.

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At 8 Pieces of 8 on 318 South Taylor Street, fashionable Nevadan jewelry is offered along with rocks, gems, and historical coins.

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Fallon's Sean McCormick defeats Curtis' Adrian St. Germain in the quarterfinals of the Reno Tournament of Champions on Saturday.

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Faith Cornmesser lines up a shot during the Lady Wave's game against Bishop Manogue.

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Hannah Evans tries to slap the ball from Truckee's Stephanie Randall during the Lady Wave's Friday home game.

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Kaitlyn Hunter moves to block Truckee's Isabella Abarno in the Elmo Dericco gymnasium.

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Hayden Strasden takes a shot on the basket over the head of one of Pershing County's players.

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Elijah Jackson hurls the ball across the court during the Greenwave's game against Truckee.

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AT2 Jonathan Burnett, a Navy reservist, prepares to place a wreath in honor of World War II veteran Frank Minervini, who died in 2016.

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Rows of wreaths were placed at Saturday’s Wreaths Across ceremony at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

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Hundreds of volunteers placed wreaths at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Saturday.

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Dayton resident Caroll Massie stands next to her husband’s resting place at the columbarium during Wreaths Across America.

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Civil Air Patrol and Sea Cadets bow their heads during a ceremony honoring veteransduring Wreaths Across America on Saturday morning at the Lone Mountain Cemetery in Carson City.

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Nevada National Army guardsmen volunteered at the Wreaths Across America ceremony in Fernley, From left are Spc. Noah Jennings, Sgt. Kevin Tumbarga, Sgt. First Class Mayra Haaglund and Sgt. Jorge Wilson.

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A view from the east of the parcel that's part of the proposed Vintage project.

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Work continues on the Jackson Village development after a long delay.

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AT2 Jonathan Burnett, a Navy reservist, prepares to place a wreath in honor of World War II veteran Frank Minervini, who died in 2016.

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Rows of wreaths were placed at Saturday’s Wreaths Across ceremony at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

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Hundreds of volunteers placed wreaths at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Saturday.

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Dayton resident Caroll Massie stands next to her husband’s resting place at the columbarium during Wreaths Across America.

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Nevada National Army guardsmen volunteered at the Wreaths Across America ceremony in Fernley, From left are Spc. Noah Jennings, Sgt. Kevin Tumbarga, Sgt. First Class Mayra Haaglund and Sgt. Jorge Wilson.

Monday, December 18

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Dancers with the Ballet Folklorico International in Reno perform at the Posada Celebration at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. The holiday event, hosted by the Latino Cohort, includes traditional Latino food, games and dancing. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum

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Dancers with the Ballet Folklorico International in Reno perform at the Posada Celebration at Western Nevada College in Carson City on Saturday. The holiday event, hosted by the Latino Cohort, included traditional Latino food, games and dancing.

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German Fernandez, center, talks about his experiences in the Jump Start College program during the Posada Celebration at Western Nevada College in Carson City on Saturday. In addition to hearing from students, the holiday event, hosted by the Latino Cohort, included traditional Latino food, games and dancing.

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Sierra Montana, left, with Western Nevada College’s Jump Start program, talks with Vanessa Machuca, 13, right, of Incline Village, during the Posada Celebration in Carson City on Saturday. The holiday event, hosted by the Latino Cohort, includes traditional Latino food, games and dancing.

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Dozens of ducks congregate on the lawn of a house on the corner of 10th and Division in downtown Carson City Friday evening.

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Samples taken from water fountains and fixtures at Carson City School District sites had lead levels well below the project Action Level for drinking water.

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Carson Auto Sales specializes in 4WD/AWD vehicles like this Ford F-150 as seen last Wednesday.

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Husband and wife Ron Wilson and Nicole Merrin are the owners of Carson Auto Sales on North Carson Street.

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Shaheen Beauchamp Builders has completed construction on what may be the first industrial speculative building completed in Carson City in a decade at 3320 Research Way. The 28,500-square foot building is partially leased, with 10,000 square feet still available.

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Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is limiting free parking to patrons of the casino.

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The Shakespeare Rock Cellars has a large kitchen where Rick, a former chef, cooks for the guests.

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Shakespeare Rock Cellars has roughly 1,500 bottles of wine on display and 6,000 in storage.

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Gina and Rick Stephenson have hosted over 400 charity dinners in their wine cellar in Glenbrook.

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The Stephensons say that for good wine at a reasonable price, check out vineyards in the Sierra Foothills.

Saturday, December 16

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones reaches over the goal line for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 26.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws during practice at the Don Hutson Center on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 in Ashwaubenon, Wis. (Adam Wesley/The Post-Crescent via AP)

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, speaks with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger before an NFL a game Sept. 10.

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Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio, left, smiles as he talks to assistants during the second half of a game against the Denver Broncos on Nov. 26.

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Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) pressures Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) as Prescott throws a pass on Nov. 30.

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota listens to a question during a news conference on Dec. 10.

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) smiles after a play against the Houston Texans on Dec. 10.

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Nevada guard Lindsey Drew, right, blocks a shot by TCU guard Alex Robinson during the first half in Los Angeles on Dec. 8.

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Dancers with the Ballet Folklorico International in Reno perform at the Posada Celebration at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. The holiday event, hosted by the Latino Cohort, includes traditional Latino food, games and dancing. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum

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Dancers with the Ballet Folklorico International in Reno perform at the Posada Celebration at Western Nevada College in Carson City on Saturday. The holiday event, hosted by the Latino Cohort, included traditional Latino food, games and dancing.

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German Fernandez, center, talks about his experiences in the Jump Start College program during the Posada Celebration at Western Nevada College in Carson City on Saturday. In addition to hearing from students, the holiday event, hosted by the Latino Cohort, included traditional Latino food, games and dancing.

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Sierra Montana, left, with Western Nevada College’s Jump Start program, talks with Vanessa Machuca, 13, right, of Incline Village, during the Posada Celebration in Carson City on Saturday. The holiday event, hosted by the Latino Cohort, includes traditional Latino food, games and dancing.

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Muscle Powered, Citizens for a Walkable and Bikeable Carson City, recently received a $2,000 grant from Nevada Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board to facilitate a video competition to create public service announcements about the dangers of texting and driving.

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Dutch Bros. Carson City donated $2,200 to Carson High Safe Grad.

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes enjoys a meal before purchasing gifts at Walmart.

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes recently purchased Angel Tree gifts at Walmart.

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CHS Speech and Debate hosted a multi-high school tournament last weekend and saw great success. The tournament hosted 19 schools, 397 competitive entries, and 78 volunteer judges for the two-day event.

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The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool was one of many sites visited by PHS student Garrett Watkins’ trip to the nation’s capital.

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Garrett Watkins and other Pioneer High School students have attended the JAG conference in Washington, D.C.

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Nevada guard Lindsey Drew, right, blocks a shot by TCU guard Alex Robinson during the first half in Los Angeles on Dec. 8.

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Katie Browne and Brian Hamilton were married at Edgewood Tahoe on Dec. 2. The bride, daughter of Robin and Steve Browne, is a longtime resident and student of Carson City.

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Scholarship winners from left: Jasmine Wong-Fortunato, Gabriel Covington, and Sy’Johnniqa Moore.

Friday, December 15

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State Fire Marshall Bart Chambers explains the sequence of events Friday morning at Station 52.

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After 90 seconds the 'maintained' tree with sprinklers did not fully ignite, as seen Friday morning at Station 52 in Carson City.

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Only 45 seconds after ignition the 'un-maintained' Christmas tree was fully involved as seen Fridy morning at Station 52.

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Carson City Fire Paramedic Matt Cooper, right, takes breakfast orders, from left, John Pedrini, Jim and PJ White and Raffi Attashian at Betsy’s Big Kitchen in the Slot World Casino on Saturday Dec. 9, 2017. Slot World is donating 100% of the proceeds from the cafe during Saturday's event to the Holiday with a Hero program which provides a proper Christmas to nearly 300 local underprivileged students. Photo by Rick Gunn/Nevada Momentum

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Carson's Kyler Rudy tries to escape the grasp of Gabriel Castaneda of Yuma, Arizona's Cibola H.S. Friday morning at the Tournament of Champions in Reno.

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182-pounder Jesse Case has the upper hand on Rio Rancho's (New Mexico) Jared Hererra Friday morning at the Tournament of Champions.

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Senator Bryce Newhall battles Wasatch H.S. (Utah) wrestler Porter Chamberlin Friday at the Tournament of Champions.

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Jason Gardner competes in the newspaper toss during the End of Bike Week Party on Friday evening in McFadden Plaza.

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A look at the famed Cal Neva from Lake Tahoe.

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Signs for the Cal Neva on Stateline Road still say the casino is closed for renovation.

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The Cal Neva remains fenced off and renovation is incomplete after its owners declared bankruptcy in June 2016.

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The HeartSignature, by Reno-based Olea Sensor Networks, monitors vital signs remotly.

Thursday, December 14

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A long line is seen at the Roop St. post office on tax tay in Carson City.

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TCU guard Alex Robinson, left, drives to the basket past Nevada guard Lindsey Drew on Dec. 8.

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Hand-painted parasols hang from the ceiling over Expresso Yourself's coffee bar.

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Chocolates from Carson City chocolatier Moondance Chocolates will be sold in Expresso Yourself.

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Expresso Yourself features chalkboard and whiteboard tabletops patrons can draw on while they sit.

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State Treasurer Dan Schwartz, center at podium with Cmdr. John Ezell, met with member of Fallon’s American Legion Post 16 on Tuesday. Earlier it the day, he spoke at the Fernley Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors’ breakfast.

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The BLM ensures the wild horses receive ample hay.

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Horses and burros, which will be up for adoption, comingle in one of the holding pens.

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Mares and foals were gathered from the Fox and Lake ranges between Gerlach and Nixon.

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Hundreds of people are expected to attend Saturday’s Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Ceremony in Fernley.

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The Susan Werner Trio leads off the spring music scene on March 24 at the Oats Park Arts Center’s Barkley Theatre.

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Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix who would love a home with no cats but she does love other dogs.

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Looking for a home: Bugsy, an incredibly beautiful border collie/malamute mix, is four years old. He is well mannered and very sweet. Bugsy is great on a leash and gets along well with other dogs. His greatest wish is to be in a home for Christmas. Please come out and take him for a walk.

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Aerial view of the Humboldt River, with all of its switchbacks and curves, near Rye Patch Reservoir.

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Fallon's Lailani Otuafi goes for a basket against the Northern 4A McQueen Lady Lancers.

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Fallon's Faith Cornmesser blocks McQueen's Kaila Spevak during the Lady Wave's Tuesday home game.

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A view of the Southwest Commerce Center in south Reno

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The cast of John Cariani’s Love/Sick will take the Brewery Arts Center stage at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

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A rendering of the recreational facilities at the new Clear Creek Tahoe community.

Wednesday, December 13

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Carson's Darryll Heyward braces himself against Manogue's Anthony Rosas during Wednesday match at Carson High School.

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Carson's Alex Wells defeated Matt Kiker during Wednesday's action.

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Carson's Kyle Rudy defeated Manogue's James Schoen during Wednesday's match at Carson High School.

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Deputy Uriel Collazo accepts the Lifesaving Award from Sheriff Ken Furlong.

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Deputy Chris River accepts the Purple Heart Award from Sheriff Ken Furlong. He also received the Lifesaving Award and Sworn Employee of the Year.

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Sgt. Craig Lowe accepts the award for Supervisor of the Year from Sheriff Ken Furlong.

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Deputies Jessica Dickey, Nick Pinochi, Donald Gibson, Israel Loyola and Carson City Forensic Program Manager Bekah Bock accept their award for Team of the Year from the Sheriff's Office. The five are apart of the department's Mobile Outreach Safety Team.

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The Westerner Motel in Gardnerville.

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The Westerner Motel will be demolished soon to make way for a new bank.

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L to R: NDOT District 1 Board Member Tom Skancke, Nevada State Controller Ron Knecht, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, NDOT District 2 Engineer Thor Dyson, Comstock Mining General Manager Scott Jolcover, NDOT Deputy Director David Gaskin, NDOT Storm Water Division Chief Alan Tinney, NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon, NDOT District 2 Board Member Len Savage, and NDOT District 3 Board Member Emil “B.J” Almberg.

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A wide array of sunglasses can protect eyes from potentially damaging ultraviolet radiation.

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Sun worshipping may be nice, but UV exposure can be hard on the skin.

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No smoking allowed sign

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This year’s last chance to see Santa aboard a historic steam car is this weekend.

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Sean and Kim Saucedo stand inside what will become their new store, Rustically Divine, once all the renovations are complete.

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The area encounter heavy snow in January in both the Sierra and in the Comstock.

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The Carson River flooded south of Silver Springs and inundated campgrounds.

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The Carson River runs high at the Fort Churchill gage in January.

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Lahontan Elementary School students gather around the Buddy Bench with Fallon's Pizza Factory owner, Eric Lombardi, after its unvieling Thursday morning.

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Mary Jane Riva, CEO of the Pizza Factory Franchise, right, presents the Buddy Bench to Lahontan Elementary School Thursday morning.

Tuesday, December 12

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Abel Carter drives the ball up the court for the Senators past a Reed defender on Tuesday night.

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Derek Barry shoots a jump shot over a Reed defender on Tuesday night.

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Carson's Kahle Good drives to the basket in a game against Reed on Tuesday night.

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TCU guard Kenrich Williams, right, drives to the basket past Nevada forward Cody Martin, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Carson High's Lauren Lemburg shoots a short jump shot against Reed on Tuesday.

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Trinity Beard drives to the basket for the Senators against Reed on Tuesday.

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Chocolate cherry truffles rolled in crushed pistachios, matcha powder and cacao powder.

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Amy Lisenbe/Nevada Appeal Charles Adams shows one of the many packages he's wrapped in pink as part of his color of love theme for Christmas decor this year.

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The Lady Bighorns claimed the championship trophy in the Excel Christian tournament. The team faced Excel Cristian, Wooster and Coral Academy of Science.

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The Oasis Academy Bighorns won the championship of the Excel Christian Tournament over the weekend.

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Hayden Strasdin, 3, leaps past Spring Creek's players to shoot a basket in the Elmo Derrico gymnasium.

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Christian Nemeth looks for an opening around Elko's Ronin Rowley to pass the ball to a teammate

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Alexis Jarrett blocks a shot from one of Elko's players

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Chandler McAlexander blocks Spring Creek's Alayna Grosz's shot on the basket during Friday's Lady Wave home game.

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From left, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero presents Churchill County High School student Dawson Frost, middle, the U.S. Senate Youth Program scholarship with Principal Kevin Lords, right.

Monday, December 11

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Bonnie and Stan Johnson smile in front of their home, newly decked out in Christmas cheer.

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Bonnie and Stan Johnson stand with with son-in-law Ryan Long admiring their newly decorated home.

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Trinidad Ramirez holds Christmas lights as Larry Daniels attaches them to the roof as a surprise for the Johnson family.

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Charlie and Karen Abowd of Cafe at Adele’s are again hosting Cookies with Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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A cute golden retriever dog is wearing a santa hat during Christmas. It is sitting and looking happy. A Christmas tree with lights is in the background.

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A cute golden retriever dog is wearing a santa hat during Christmas. It is sitting and looking happy. A Christmas tree with lights is in the background.

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From left, Tahoe Carson Radiology Specialists Keith Shonnard, Shannon Altahus, and Nick Carlevato.

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Stacey Turner of You've Got Maids dusts Leticia Krozier's home Friday.

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Shauna Constant of You've Got Maids cleans the bathroom for Leticia Krozier Friday in Carson City.

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Leticia Krozier and her 2-year-old daughter Baylee relax on the couch while Stacey Turner of You've Got Maids cleans for them Friday.

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Holiday shoppers pause in front of a store window.

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Aaron West, left, CEO of Nevada Builders Association, talks about conditions in the construction industry during the December Breakfast & Business on Dec. 7 as Craig Madole, CEO of the Nevada Chapter Associated General Contractors, and William D, Miles, president and CEO of Miles Construction, listen. The monthly event is sponsored by Northern Nevada Business Weekly and Nevada State Bank.

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Guests at the December NNBW Breakfast & Business event on Dec. 7 at the Atlantisenjoy breakfast and networking in advance of a panel discussion on current trends and issues in the construction industry.

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The Lake Tahoe south shore skyline after a recent snowfall.

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Though skiing and snowboarding are a vital part of the South Shore's winter tourism economy, travel experts are now seeing other recreation and entertainment activities bringing visitors to the area.

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Carson Auto Sales specializes in 4WD/AWD vehicles like this Ford F-150 as seen last Wednesday.

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Husband and wife Ron Wilson and Nicole Merrin are the owners of Carson Auto Sales on North Carson Street.

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Joseph Henry places an urn in the columbarium at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

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The Patriot Guard marches toward the ceremonial area with U.S. flags.

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A wreath with the displayed message of "Always in our Hearts" separates two urns.

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Tom Draughon of the Nevada Veterans Coalition ensures the 13 urns are aligned prior to a military ceremony at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

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Hallie Kirk will serenade the Leisure Hour Club on Dec. 20.

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Matt Westfield leads the charge of the nonprofit Entrepreneurs Assembly which meets monthly at the Innevation Center in downtown Reno.

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Officials and interested partners gather for a demonstration by NIAS partnered with first responders at the Henderson Unmanned Vehicle Range. The event demonstrated in front of attendees of the Commercial UAV Expo how drones can be used during emergencies.

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Mike Gillette, co-founder of Nevada Connection Solutions, working in the MakerSpace at the Innevation Center.

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The Innevation Center in downtown Reno.

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The Cork and More’s inventory includes hundreds of vintages, with special sections for staff picks.

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In addition to wines, The Cork and More stocks quality wine glasses, cheeses and deli foods.

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Revive Coffee & Wine is a quiet spot near the South Shore’s Lakeview Commons to sip and relax.

Sunday, December 10

Saturday, December 9

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Douglas center Hunter Morris puts up a shot against a Grants Pass defender Saturday at DHS.

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Golden State forward Kevon Looney (5) blocks a shot by Detroit forward Anthony Tolliver during the second quarter Friday.

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Trent Robison puts up a shot against a Hug defender Friday night at the Morse Burley Gymnasium.

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Jordan Torres directs traffic on Tom Andreasen Court on Friday night against Hug.

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Senior Derek Barry lays in a bucket for the Senators on Friday night against the Hug Hawks at the Morse Burley Gymnasium.

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Jonathan Randall drives down the court for the Senators on Friday night against Hug.

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9-year-old Ka'Lea explains what kind of gift she would like to purchase for her brother to the Rotary Club's Susie Messina Saturday at Walmart.

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Rotarian Susie Messina helps Ka'Lea, 9, find a gift for her mother Saturday at the north Walmart in Carson City.

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13-year-old Jia of Carson City is all smiles after finding a gift for her brother Saturday during the Rotary Club's annual shopping spree at Walmart.

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More than 40 attendees gathered at the Governor’s Mansion to help the Kit Carson Toastmasters Club celebrate 60 years of operation in Carson City.

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Carson High School government teacher Angila Golik.

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CHS Student of the Week sophomore Hallie Newman

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Winners of the CHS Perfect Attendance Award and Certificate

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CHS Senior in the Spotlighrt Logan Smedes

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CHS Honors Government class shows the accomplishment of the Diaper Drive through the support of the Carson City community.

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CHS Honors Biology students prepare to plant.

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CHS Honors Government students Baily Jacobs and Drew Davalos receive Dutch Bros gift cards from CHS Government teacher Angila Golik.

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Rachael Seabert, right, and other students work in an American Sign Language class at Western Nevada College on Sept. 19.

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Folkloric dancers will be part of the first Posada Celebration at Western Nevada College on Dec. 16. The celebration runs from noon to 3 p.m. in the Carson Nugget Hall in the Aspen Building on the Carson City campus.

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Students from Pioneer High School perused art at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno on Dec. 6.

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Back row from left: Dr. Tami Seddon, Brennan Pott, Michael Davis, Dylan Friend, Stephen West, Brad Denney, Tristan Bailey, Matthew Edelman, and Hannah Potts. In the front from left are Margo Lewis, Sophie Choat, Jennifer Carnes, Mikayla Talkington, Melissa Steele, and Kacie Osier.

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Eagle Valley Golf Course is under new management.

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval poses for a photo with 4th-grade students from Mark Twain Elementary School in Carson City in the Dema Guinn Concourse of the Nevada State Museum in this May 26, 2017 photo. The 2017 Nevada Legislature approved $500,000 in funding to reimburse school disctricts for the cost of transporting students on field trips to the seven state museums. Peter Barton/Nevada Division of Museums and History

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Bruce Tipton, Chad Turner, Ed James, Craig Davis and Shane Quilling lift a heavy wooden riser off of a trailer Saturday morning during set-up for United Methodist Church's annual living nativity.

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Tasha Martel, the new grants manager and community outreach coordinator at Partnership Carson City, is excited about her new role helping make Carson City a healthier community. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum

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Eagle Valley Golf Course is under new management.

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A hole on the East Course at Eagle Valley Golf Course.

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The sign at the entrance to Eagle Valley Golf Course is seen Thursday in east Carson City.

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Bruce Tipton, Chad Turner, Ed James, Craig Davis and Shane Quilling lift a heavy wooden riser off of a trailer Saturday morning during set-up for United Methodist Church's annual living nativity.

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A screen separates prisoners from jail staff.

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A cell door opens into the day room.

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A glass separates two rooms, one for attorneys and the other for inmates.

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Chamber member Bart Hyatt sits in the booking area.

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Sheriff Ben Trotter shows Chamber of Commerce members one of the day rooms.

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Tony Ewart, right, vice president of Sletten Construction, presents the “key to the new building” to County Commission Chairman Pete Olsen.

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The new law enforcement facility has padded cells.

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Sheriff Ben Trotter (with scissors) and Churchill County Commissioner Pete Olsen, cut the ribbon on Wednesday to mark the dedication of the new law enforcement facility.

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Sheriff Ben Trotter shows Chamber of Commerce members one of the day rooms.

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Sue Buckner, committee chair of the annual Christmas Home Tour, is showcasing her vintage caroler collection, which also will be featured during her tour Saturday.

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Adrian Martinez, 16, an exchange student from Spain at Churchill County High School, is supporting his senior class as a tour guide for the annual Christmas Home Tour event.

Thursday, December 7

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Carson High's Abel Carter will play baseball at Washington State University.

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Abel Carter is flanked by his parents John and Rhonda for the signing of his letter-of-intent to play baseball at Washington State Thursday at Carson High.

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Dozens of students along with media and teachers showed up for Abel Carter's signing of his letter-of-intent Thursday.

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The Carson City Senior Center is holding a canned food drive to benefit Meals on Wheels at Save Mart, 3620 N. Carson Street, on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. The Senior Center provides over 79,000 meals to homebound seniors in Carson City yearly.

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Carson City TRIAD presents Public Works for Public Safety, a discussion on managing winter weather events today at 11:45 a.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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Carson City Sgt. Daniel Gonzales and former Chief of Juvenile Services Ben Bianchi are sworn in as the newest members of the Juvenile Services Probation Committee.

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Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix who would love a home with no cats but she does love other dogs.

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Looking for a home: Maise, a beautiful domestic long-hair, is 10 years old. She is a bit aloof, but very sweet. Her previous owners abandoned her when they moved away. A kind neighbor brought her to CAPS. She would love to be in a warm, friendly home for Christmas. Please make her wish come true.

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Veteran Cody Barham with his late wife, Amber.

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Navy fireboats battle flames aboard the USS Nevada after it received several direct hits from Japanese torpedo planes on Dec. 7, 1941.

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These headstones in the nearly-forgotten Empire Cemetery are just about all that remains of the once-prosperous community of Empire City, located east of Carson City.

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A backhoe tears into the Kinkead Building on Monday

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Heavy machinery tears into the abandoned Kinkead state office building east of the Capitol in Carson City.

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Fallon's Ben Otuafi wrestles in the 285-pound division at Saturday's Earl Wilkens Memorial Tournament.

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Fallon's Ben Dooley wrestles against Yerington in the 285-pound division on Saturday in the Earl Wilkens Memorial Tournament in Fallon.

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The Fallon Wildcats were the champion team in the Thanksgiving Holiday Classic's grade 1-3 division.

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The Young Guns of Pyramid Lake were named champions of grade 4-6 in the Thanksgiving Holiday Classic co-ed youth basketball tournament.

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Churchill County Middle School 8-grader Reese Waggoner rides the pole bending course during the last high school rodeo of the winter season.

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Churchill County High School senior Leighton Beyer handles her goat during the goat tying competition. She took 2nd place in the event.

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A falcon rests at the Legislative building on Wednesday.

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Falcons have taken roost at the Legislative building.

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St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Schoo will present a “Night of Nativity” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today. The exhibit is free and the public is welcome to walk through the exhibit that features 170 Nativity sets representing 14 countries.

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St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Schoo will present a “Night of Nativity” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today. The exhibit is free and the public is welcome to walk through the exhibit that features 170 Nativity sets representing 14 countries.

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St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Schoo will present a “Night of Nativity” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today. The exhibit is free and the public is welcome to walk through the exhibit that features 170 Nativity sets representing 14 countries.

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St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Schoo will present a “Night of Nativity” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today. The exhibit is free and the public is welcome to walk through the exhibit that features 170 Nativity sets representing 14 countries.

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St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Schoo will present a “Night of Nativity” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today. The exhibit is free and the public is welcome to walk through the exhibit that features 170 Nativity sets representing 14 countries.

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St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Schoo will present a “Night of Nativity” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today. The exhibit is free and the public is welcome to walk through the exhibit that features 170 Nativity sets representing 14 countries.

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Carson City Sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Gonzales, organizer of the annual Holiday with a Hero program, invites the public to a fundraiser Saturday. Slot World Casino will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from its cafe, between 8 a.m.-8 p.m., to Holiday with a Hero. The community event partners military, firefighters, law enforcement and medical personnel with local Students in Transition to help them have a proper Christmas. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum

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Nevada's Kendall Stephens shoots against Texas Tech on Tuesday in Lubbock, Texas.

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Colin Kaepernick attends the 2017 ACLU SoCal's Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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Zach Bumby on his way to defeating Galena's D.J. Brown in a 145-pound match Wednesday.

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152-pounder Darryll Heyward pins Galena's Austin Brown on Wednesday night at Galena High School.

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Jesse Case pins Galena's Jory Davis Wednesday night at Galena High during the 182-pound match.

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USAF retired Captain Robert 'Bob' Lloyd proudly wears his Pearl Harbor Survivor Hickam Field hat as he relaxes at home in Dayton.

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Bob and Ann Lloyd, pictured in their home, were married on Jan. 1, 1995 at the Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church in Carson City almost 23 years ago.

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Northern Nevada All Veteran Honor Guard conducts a funeral ceremony at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

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Timothy Winter and Sarah Jongsma rehearse a scene for the musical Honk Jr.

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Cast members rehearse for the upcoming production of Honk Jr.

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FILE - In this March 3, 2017 file photo, Del. Dan Morhaim talks to reporters in Annapolis, Md. after the Maryland House of Delegates voted 138-0 to reprimand him for acting "contrary to the principles" of Maryland's ethical standards by not disclosing his work as a paid consultant for a marijuana company while he was working on marijuana policy. State lawmakers around the country have introduced and supported policies that help their own businesses, their employers and sometimes their personal finances, according to an analysis of financial disclosure forms and legislative votes by the Center for Public Integrity and The Associated Press. The news organizations’ examination of lawmakers’ outside income found numerous examples in which their votes also happened to promote their private interests. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)

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FILE - In this May 4, 2006, file photo, International Coal Group chief executive Bennett Hatfield makes his closing statement during the final day of the Sago Mine disaster hearings at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.Va. The trial has begun for the second of two men accused in the deadly shooting of Hatfield in West Virginia last year. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, was the first day of trial for Brandon Lee Fitzpatrick, of Louisa, Kentucky, news outlets reported. Fitzpatrick is charged with offenses including first-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy in the death of Hatfield. (AP Photo/Dale Sparks, File)

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FILE--In this Oct. 11, 2016, file photo, Republican lawmakers huddle as they discuss a bill that would authorize public funds for an NFL stadium and convention center expansion in Las Vegas during a special legislative session in Carson City, Nev. State lawmakers around the country have introduced and supported policies that help their own businesses, their employers and sometimes their personal finances, according to an analysis of financial disclosure forms and legislative votes by the Center for Public Integrity and The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Michelle Rindels, file)

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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2017 file photo, Iowa state Sen. Mark Chelgren, R-Ottumwa, poses for a photo at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. A recent change in Iowa's tax code spared Chelgren's machine shop, welding company and wheelchair-parts plant from paying sales tax when buying certain supplies such as saws and cutting fluid. The change passed by the state Legislature last year wasn't just good for Chelgren's businesses. It was brought about in part by Chelgren himself. The Iowa state senator championed the tax break for manufacturing purchases as part of his work at the statehouse in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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FILE - This May 3, 2013 file photo shows Nevada state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno, at the Legislative Building in Carson City. Kieckhefer, voted at least six times in 2017 to advance measures benefiting clients of the law firm where he works as director of client relations. State lawmakers around the country have introduced and supported policies that help their own businesses, their employers and sometimes their personal finances, according to an analysis of financial disclosure forms and legislative votes by the Center for Public Integrity and The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)

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On display Tuesday at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, Dr. Kira Brooks demostrates the use of the Da Vinci Xi, which is the latest generation of robotic surgery technology.

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Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek shoots against Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Texas Tech's Keenan Evans (12) and Jarrett Culver (23) defend Nevada's Kendall Stephens (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. A defensive foul was called on the play. Texas Tech won 82-76 in overtime. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

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Nevada's Lindsey Drew (14) tries to shoot the ball around Texas Tech's Keenan Evans (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

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Nevada's Caleb Martin (10) shoot over Texas Tech's Niem Stevenson (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

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Dayton's Joey Martinez (left) defends Lowry's Scottie Smith on Tuesday.

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Carson's Trent Robison shoots a jumper over a Spanish Springs defender on Tuesday night.

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Abel Carter controls the ball in a game against Spanish Springs on Tuesday night.

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Carson's Jonathan Randall drives to the basket in a game against Spanish Springs on Tuesday night.

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Austin Dekruyf was the winner of the Tahoe/Douglas Elks Hoop Shoot.

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Bob Pazen's home is a smoldering ruin after after a wildfire swept through Ventura, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Pazen was in bed Monday night when his son came in and told them they needed to evacuate. Pazen, his wife, son and the family dog evacuated from the home, grabbing just a few pieces of clothing and jewelry. When he came back to check on his home Tuesday morning, his house was fine, but when he returned later, the house was fully engulfed in flames. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)

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Firefighters put out a wildfire burning in an orchard Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Santa Paula, Calif. Raked by ferocious Santa Ana winds, explosive wildfires northwest of Los Angeles and in the city's foothills burned a psychiatric hospital and scores of homes and other structures Tuesday and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Lisa Kermode, second from right, and her children, from left, Damien, Lola and Michael, pose outside the ruins of their home after a wildfire swept through Ventura, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. They were home Monday night when Lisa started to smell smoke and her phone buzzed with an alert, urging residents to evacuate. "Within an hour, it was here," she said. "We left. We grabbed nothing," she said Tuesday. "We lost everything." (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)

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A car burns during a wildfire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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A firefighter pulls a water hose as a wildfires continues to burn Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Santa Paula, Calif. Raked by ferocious Santa Ana winds, explosive wildfires northwest of Los Angeles and in the city's foothills burned a psychiatric hospital and scores of homes and other structures Tuesday and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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A water dropping helicopter flies over a hot spot on the Creek Fire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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A news photographer takes pictures of a wildfire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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The sun is seen through thick smoke generated by a wildfire Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Santa Paula, Calif. Raked by ferocious Santa Ana winds, explosive wildfires northwest of Los Angeles and in the city's foothills burned a psychiatric hospital and scores of homes and other structures Tuesday and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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A Los Angeles County firefighter pulls a firehose in the smoke from a wildfire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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A water dropping helicopter flies over a hot spot on the Creek Fire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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A Los Angeles County firefighter pulls a hose to protect a house during wildfire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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A Los Angeles County firefighter puts water on a burning car during a wildfire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Ferocious winds in Southern California have whipped up explosive wildfires, burning a psychiatric hospital and scores of other structures. Tens of thousands of people have been ordered evacuated. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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A Los Angeles County firefighter puts water on a burning car during a wildfire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. For the second time in two months, wind-driven fires tore through California communities in the middle of the night, leaving rows of homes and a psychiatric hospital in ruins Tuesday and sending tens of thousands of people fleeing for their lives. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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A Los Angeles County firefighter puts water on a burning house during a wildfire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Ferocious winds in Southern California have whipped up explosive wildfires, burning a psychiatric hospital and scores of other structures. Tens of thousands of people have been ordered evacuated. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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A Los Angeles County firefighter walks past burning house during a wildfire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Ferocious winds in Southern California have whipped up explosive wildfires, burning a psychiatric hospital and scores of other structures. Tens of thousands of people have been ordered evacuated. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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A Los Angeles County firefighter puts water on a burning roof during a wildfire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Ferocious winds in Southern California have whipped up explosive wildfires, burning a psychiatric hospital and scores of other structures. Tens of thousands of people have been ordered evacuated. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Two people walk along the beach with a dog as a wildfire burns in distance Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif. Raked by ferocious Santa Ana winds, explosive wildfires northwest of Los Angeles and in the city's foothills burned a psychiatric hospital and scores of homes and other structures Tuesday and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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A firefighter hoses down the remains of a destroyed home after the Thomas fire swept through Ventura, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Daniel Dreifuss via AP)

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Two people walk along the beach with a dog as a wildfire burns in distance Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif. Raked by ferocious Santa Ana winds, explosive wildfires northwest of Los Angeles and in the city's foothills burned a psychiatric hospital and scores of homes Tuesday and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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A helicopter makes a water drop on hot spots after the Thomas fire swept through Ventura, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Daniel Dreifuss via AP)

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Flames and smoke shroud State Route 33 as a wildfire burns in Ventura, Calif., on Tuesday.

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A wildfire continues to burn as its red glow is reflected on the beach Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif. Raked by ferocious Santa Ana winds, explosive wildfires northwest of Los Angeles and in the city's foothills burned a psychiatric hospital and scores of homes Tuesday and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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A woman cries as she covers her face near her destroyed home a wildfire swept through Ventura, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Daniel Dreifuss via AP)

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Firefighters gather in front of a residential area as a wildfire burns along the 101 Freeway Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Ventura, Calif. Raked by ferocious Santa Ana winds, explosive wildfires northwest of Los Angeles and in the city's foothills burned a psychiatric hospital and scores of homes and other structures Tuesday and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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A Los Angeles County firefighter puts water a burning house in a wildfire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Ferocious winds in Southern California have whipped up explosive wildfires, burning a psychiatric hospital and scores of other structures. Tens of thousands of people have been ordered evacuated. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Tuesday, December 5

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Carson's Trent Robison shoots a jumper over a Spanish Springs defender on Tuesday night.

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Carson's Jonathan Randall drives to the basket in a game against Spanish Springs on Tuesday night.

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Abel Carter controls the ball in a game against Spanish Springs on Tuesday night.

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Nevada's Cody Martin (10) fouls Texas Tech's Keenan Evans (12) on a shot during the first half an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

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Nevada's Caleb Martin (10) shoots against Texas Tech during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech won 82-76 in overtime. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

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Texas Tech's Zhaire Smith (2) dunks against Nevada during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech won 82-76 in overtime. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

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Texas Tech's Zach Smith gestures to the crowd during the second half of an NCAA college basketball against Nevada on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech won 82-76 in overtime. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

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Texas Tech coach Chris Beard pumps his fists after after Tech scored to tie the score during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Nevada, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech won 82-76 in overtime. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

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Nevada's Josh Hall (33) fouls Texas Tech's Keenan Evans (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech won 82-76 in overtime. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier, right, confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defender involved in his case, during an appearance in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. A judge left a condemned Nevada prison inmate's execution on hold over concerns about using a never-before-tried three-drug combination for Nevada's first execution in more than 11 years. With the Nevada Supreme Court expected to review the case and decide in coming months if Dozier's execution should go forward, Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti said Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, she wants written filings on other issues. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File)

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In this Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 photo, Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch speaks during a news conference in Salt Lake City. President Donald Trump's rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who vowed to unite and take the fight to court to preserve protections for lands they consider sacred. Branch said only Congress, not the president, has the power to reduce a national monument, something that the tribal coalition argued in its lawsuit. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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President Donald Trump speaks at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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President Donald Trump speaks at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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President Donald Trump speaks at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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President Donald Trump signs a proclamation to shrink the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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President Donald Trump stand with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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In their native Uganda, a place where being gay can send you to prison, Barnabas Wobiliya, left, and Apollo Kimuli risked their lives as advocates for AIDS education and equality for the LGBTQ community. Threatened with death, both men fled and spent a year in refugee camps before resettlement in Utah. The two are now trying to build their lives here, while using the Internet to continue their activism for others in Africa's LGBTQ community. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

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President Donald Trump is surrounded by Utah representatives at the Utah Capitol on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, after signing two presidential proclamations to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

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President Donald Trump stands with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, center, after arriving at the Ronald R Wright National Air Guard Base in Salt Lake City on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

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President Donald Trump speaks at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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President Donald Trump is surrounded by Utah representatives at the Utah Capitol on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, as he signs two presidential proclamations to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

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President Donald Trump hands a pen to Sen Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, after signing a proclamation to shrink the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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President Donald Trump shakes Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, hand at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)