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Wednesday, May 31

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Nevada Appeal | Nevada Appeal

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COURTESY NEVADA STATE APARTMENT ASSOCIATION |

ERGS Properties staff presented with Property Management Company of the Year Award.

COURTESY NEVADA STATE APARTMENT ASSOCIATION |

William Figueroa of Gaston Wilkerson presented with Maintenance Supervisor of the Year Award.

COURTESY NEVADA STATE APARTMENT ASSOCIATION |

ERGS Properties wins Community of the Year (151+ units) award for Sierra Sage apartments.

COURTESY NEVADA STATE APARTMENT ASSOCIATION |

ERGS Properties wins Community of the Year Award for 1-150 units for its Vale Townhomes property.

COURTESY NEVADA STATE APARTMENT ASSOCIATION |

ERGS Properties wins Community Student Housing of the Year Award for Oak Manor.

COURTESY NEVADA STATE APARTMENT ASSOCIATION |

ERGS Pproperties wins "Property Management Company of the Year" award.

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A gold pour is seen from the documentary "Nevada Mining — From Pickaze to GPS," which was recently recognized with two film awards.

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Layla is a seven-week-old black Lab cross who will steal your heart.

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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.

MIKE SCIANDRA / LVN |

Laurence Mitchell, left, is rammed while his casket is torn apart by father/competitor Randall Mitchell in the Demolition Derby during the fairgrounds Octane Fest events.

MIKE SCIANDRA / LVN |

"The Felon" monster truck takes off of a ramp at the Fairgrounds as a part of last year's Octane Fest.

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A display of sprockets from Dirt Tricks will be on display at the Industrial Art: Sports Edition exhibit beginning June 9 at The Courtroom Gallery in Carso City.

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"Dirt Tricks Sprockets" shows the artistic side of manufacturing — in this case sprockets for dirt bikes — and will be on display during Industrial Art: Sports Edition exhibit at the Courthouse Gallery in Carson Cit beginning June 9.

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"Dirt Tricks Sprockets" shows the artistic side of manufacturing — in this case sprockets for dirt bikes — and will be on display during Industrial Art: Sports Edition exhibit at the Courthouse Gallery in Carson Cit beginning June 9.

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A display of sprockets from Dirt Tricks will be on display at the Industrial Art: Sports Edition exhibit beginning June 9 at The Courtroom Gallery in Carso City.

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"Dirt Tricks Sprockets" shows the artistic side of manufacturing — in this case sprockets for dirt bikes — and will be on display during Industrial Art: Sports Edition exhibit at the Courthouse Gallery in Carson Cit beginning June 9.

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"Dirt Tricks Sprockets" shows the artistic side of manufacturing — in this case sprockets for dirt bikes — and will be on display during Industrial Art: Sports Edition exhibit at the Courthouse Gallery in Carson Cit beginning June 9.

Tuesday, May 30

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Tigersharks swim team members Tyler Crisp and Robbie Daugherty train at the Carson Aquatic Center on Tuesday afternoon. The Tigersharks will team up with the city to host a kids marathon on July 15 at Mills Park.

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The Triforce Adapter, a patented invented by Superior Carpet Tools in Carson City.

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The Stair Max by Superior Carpet Tools.

Kurt Hildebrand |

Cheat and other grasses are still green where they grow on a hillside in Genoa. Cheatgrass is an invasive species from Europe and Asia and can outcompete native grasses. It can grow to more than 2 feet tall and typically dries out in mid-June.

Nevada National Guard |

A National Guard helicopter takes off with a bucket from Alpine County Airport during last year's fire training.

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Fingerprinting Express president Monica Pappas celebrates the grand opening of the company's Las Vegas office with Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

COURTESY JB PUBLIC RELATIONS |

Fingerprinting Express president Monica Pappas celebrates the grand opening of the company's Las Vegas office with Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

Adam Robertson / LVN |

Tami Buehn, 33, comes around a bend while Royce Goetz comes up from behind.

Adam Robertson / LVN |

Youth drivers accelerate down a straight-away during the kart races of Saturday's Rattlesnake Raceway events.

Adam Robertson / LVN |

Alex Kniestedt, blue, starts to pass Jake Aker during a heat of the hobby stock class race at Rattlesnake Raceway on Memorial Day Weekend.

MIKE SCIANDRA / LVN |

Chris Decker (red) putts on the green while his foursome watches quietly from behind during last year's tournament.

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Former Fallon track athlete Tanner Boone placed third in the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

THOMAS RANSON / LVN |

Fallon grad and Olympian Aarik Wilson has also spent his time training athletes at Functional Athletic Sports Training (FAST) in Reno.

STEVE RANSON / LVN |

The Churchill County High School class of 2017 toss their graduation caps to the wind Friday night on the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex's football field.

ALY LAWSON / LVN |

Trustee Clay Hendrix, right, and the board honor Steve Johnson for being selected as the VFW National Teacher of the Year.

ALY LAWSON / LVN |

Kimi Melendy, Educational Services director, far left, and Kristin Sheldon, parent and community engagement coordinator, far right, recognize along with the CCSD board volunteers Cyndi Lipnicki, CCMS parent involvement coordinator (blue shirt); Jennifer Blosser, Numa Elementary PIC; and Sheila Washington, Lahontan Elementary PIC (not pictured).

ALY LAWSON / LVN |

2017 retiree Eileen Haugen discusses her art department development with trustee Carmen Schank at the board meeting last week that recognized her years of service.

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In the latest migration report from U-Haul, Reno places 42nd most popular place people are moving to.

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McLernon & Co. will host an Instagram Meet-Up and Styled Shoot for local bloggers, influencers, small businesses, and social media fanatics at West Elm on Wednesday, June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Monday, May 29

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Mike Creager of the 1st Nevada Calvary participated in the Memorial Day service on Monday.

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Members of the Sea Cadet Corps present the Colors at the Memorial Day service on Monday at Lone Mountain Cemetery.

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The Sons of the American Revolution attended the Memorial Day service for the first time on Monday.

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Denise Berumen, a 2-time Blue Star Mother speaks at the Memorial Day service on Monday.

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Nevada Army National Guard Tech. Sgt. Katherine Dew addresses community members at the Memorial Day service on Monday.

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Community members of all ages attend the annual Memorial Day service at Lone Mountain Cemetery on Monday

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Free events are set for June 3 on the Fay-Luther Trail in Gardnerville and the Bently Heritage Trail in Minden as part of Carson Valley Trails Association’s celebration of National Trails Day.

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Students perform in last year’s Jazz Camp.

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Charles A. Lindbergh, who made his historic transatlantic flight 90 years ago this weekend, is shown with his aircraft the “Spirit of St. Louis.”

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The Stair Max by Superior Carpet Tools.

STEVEN NICHOLS/SUPERIOR CARPET TOOLS |

The Triforce Adapter, a patented invented by Superior Carpet Tools in Carson City.

Ronni Hannaman |

The art of famous basket weaver Dat-So-La-Lee on the sound walls may now be seen by driving along Snyder Avenue.

Ronni Hannaman |

Mary Fischer stands beside the depiction of ranchers overlooking their property at the E. Fifth Street bridge. The overpass depicts the history of the early ranchers.

Ronni Hannaman |

Three generations enjoy the camaraderie of painting together. From far left: Grandmother/mother Kathy McDuffie of Minden; granddaughters Maddy McDuffie of Gardnerville and Megan Dube of Minden; daughters Shauna Willette and Casey Dube of Minden.

Ronni Hannaman |

The Rupert family participates annually in the colorful Stewart Indian School Father’s Day Pow Wow.

Ronni Hannaman |

Carson City Symphony Conductor and Music Director David Bugli will lead the orchestra in the Annual CC Symphony Pops Concert, June 11 on the back lawn of the Governor’s Mansion.

Ronni Hannaman |

Local artisan Robbie St Clair created the outdoor horse sculpture to honor the Nevada Mustang, shown in the background, proudly romping in front of the Chamber. He recreated the same art for those who love the sculpture, but on a much smaller scale, and available within the Chamber Artisan Shop.

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Judy Silker, president of Soroptimist International of the Comstock, presents a $1,000 scholarship to Leanne Perez from Silver Stage High School.

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From left: Coach Scot Duncan, Casanova Segura, Stuart McElhany, Nicholas Bowler, Henry Sturm, Zac Frewert, Allan Huntington, Superintendent Richard Stokes, Nanami Duncan, Luke Bowler and Coach Michelle Bowler in front of the Tesla Gigafactory outside Sparks.

Marilyn Foster |

Marilyn Foster, center, poses against the backdrop of fields of tulips in Holland with Carson City traveling companions Lou and Travis Skaggs (left) and Pat and Bernie Allen.

Sunday, May 28

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Students, teachers and volunteer contractors build a new single-family home in Donner Springs.

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A student from ACE High School works on the new single-family home in Donner Springs.

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The new home students from Academy for Career Education are building in Donner Springs area of Reno.

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The Academy for Career Education (ACE High School) and the Nevada State Contractors Board hosted an event May 23 of the new home under construction in Donner Springs.

Photo by David Calvert, Calvert Photography |

A person walking by the Truckee River in downtown Reno during the January flooding. The Truckee River Flood Management Project is working to mitigate economic impacts of future flood events through their Flood Project.

Photo by David Calvert, Calvert Photography |

An aerial shot of the January 2017 flooding.

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Lisa Carano (left), food and beverage coordinator at Eldorado Hotel and Casino, Cindy Carano, director of community relations for the Reno Eldorado properties, Gregg Carano, senior vice president of food and beverage at Eldorado Resorts, Inc. and general manager of Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Gene Carano, senior vice president of regional operations in Nevada and Colorado, Donald Carano, restaurant manager at Circus Circus Reno at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Family Medical Clinic.

Claire Cudahy / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

The development included several environmental improvment projects like the restoration of the Burke Creek Watershed.

Claire Cudahy / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

The 18-acre lot will house 44 single-family homes and adjacent townhouses.

Hall Creations Photography |

Careen Sibbring, Emmett Sibbring and Chamber Ambassadors Ted Thran of the Town of Minden and Susan Conner of AFLAC cut the ribbon at Smart Staff Training's open house May 11.

Hall Creations Photography |

Smart Staff Training center provides hands on training in computer skills including MS Office 2016 Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint; and Windows 10, Computer Essentials, Quickbooks, and more. For more information call 901-3426 or visit SmarterStaffTraining.com and sign up to receive announcements for upcoming workshops.

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Panattoni recently finished repositioning a 169,027-square-foot property at 400 and 450 Par Boulevard, which is now occupied by Sears Hometown Outlet Store.

Amanda Rhoades / Sierra Sun |

A skier walks through the Village in the Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, Calif. on Dec. 21, 2017.

Brad Coman/Nevada Appeal |

Christopher DeSal Alford shakes the hand of Mr. Norm Brauer as he walks across the stage Saturday.

Brad Coman/Nevada Appeal |

Co-valedictorian Clare Davison makes comparisons of life and running in her speech Saturday at Sierra Lutheran graduation.

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Co-valedictorian Alex Westre speaks of the good times with his classmates during his address Saturday.

Brad Coman/Nevada Appeal |

Co-valedictorian Tyler Waite spoke about some times he should have kept his mouth closed during his speech Saturday.

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The SLHS Class of 2017 has a laugh during Tyler Waite's address.

Brad Coman/Nevada Appeal |

Jake Cummings gives his co-valedictorian address Saturday at Sierra Lutheran High School.

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The Class of 2017 performs their senior song 'Fierce' by Jesus Culture Saturday during graduation ceremonies.

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2017 graduate Elaina Marchegger performed a song for her co-valedictorian address Saturday at Sierra Lutheran High School.

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Lone Mountain Cemetery was very active Friday afternoon in observance of Memorial Day.

Brad Coman/Nevada Appeal |

Karyl Summers and Sue Barnett, both of Carson City, place American flags on service men and women's headstones Friday.

Brad Coman/Nevada Appeal |

The American Legion's Pascal Carpiaux and Bob Acheson place flags on headstones at Lone Mountain Cemetery Friday in observance of Memorial Day.

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Old Glory flaps in the breeze over the headstone of the U.S. Army's John J. Lynch Friday.

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Cub Scout Ivan Romeo sticks an American flag in the ground at Lone Mountain Cemetery Friday afternoon.

Saturday, May 27

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An artist’s rendering of the Storey County Youth and Community Resource Center being built at 175 E. Carson St. in Virginia City.

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A hoop house at Holley Family Farms in Dayton. Courtesy Holley Family Farms

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David Russell graduated from Western Nevada College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automated Systems on Monday in Carson City.

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Martha O’Neill brought much joy and pride to her family by graduating with a Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management degree on Monday in Carson City.

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Senior Sunset at CHS

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Senior Sunset at CHS

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Indoor Soccer Tournament

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CHS Student of the Week Hunter Ketcham

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes supporting the indoor soccer tournament

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CHS Athletes of the Week

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Nicholas Petty

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Greg Wallace III

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In the Meuse-Argonne Cemetery Private Harvey F. Tatum from Virginia was in the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division. He was killed in action on Oct. 25, 1918, 17 days before the Armistice was signed. Twenty five years later, the 116th landed at “Bloody” Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944.

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The Sicily-Rome American Cemetery on May 26, 2014. The woman pictured on the right is Tina Young, superintendent. Standing with Tina are two executives with the American Battle Monuments Cemetery. They are at the entrance to the visitors center honoring nine Americans buried in the cemetery. This picture was taken seconds before the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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May 26, 2014, Memorial Day at the Sicily-Rome cemetery in Nettuno, Italy. This picture was taken before noon so the American and the Italian flags are at half-staff until noon, then raised to full staff.

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The American Battle Monuments Cemetery at Meuse-Argonne was our first stop on a September morning in 2011. This is a World War I cemetery with crosses for 14,246 American soldiers. ‘In Flanders Fields the Poppies blow, Between the crosses row on row.’

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This statue is near the cemetery in Boalsburg, Pa. It represents two teenage females, Emma Hunter and Sophie Keller, with a mother, Elizabeth Myers, who lost a son in the Battle of Gettysburg. The three women decorated graves on July 4, 1864. Boalsburg claims to be the birthplace of Memorial Day.

U.S. Air Force |

Doolittle raider Robert Hite was captured and held for 40 months until his release in 1945. He died in 2015.

U.S. Navy |

Somewhere in the Pacific is this scene on a flight deck of the U.S. aircraft carrier Hornet, some 800 miles off Tokyo Japan, where it shows some of 16 Billy Mitchell (B-25) Bombers, under the command of Major Jimmy Doolittle, just before they were guided off flight deck for historic raid on Tokyo, April of 1942.

Universal History Archive |

One of the Doolittle Raid B-25 bomber crews during World War II.

U.S. Navy |

A U.S. Army Air Forces North American B-25B Mitchell bomber takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) during the "Doolittle Raid".

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This map shows the Doolittle raid and aftermath.

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The annual St. Augustine’s Cultural Center open house and fundraiser is Saturday in Austin.

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A wreath is placed every Memorial Day by the names of military service members at the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribal Cemetery .

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The Bureau of Land Management is expecting more than 2,000 people this weekend at Sand Mountain.

Friday, May 26

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Carson High pitcher Bryce Moyle signs his letter of intent to play for Washington State University Friday at CHS.

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Bryce Moyle fires a pitch to a Manogue batter this past season.

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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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Nevada Health Center’s Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is making local stops in Silver Springs and Carson City.

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City of Sparks Council Member Ron Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of S3 Development Blake Smith and City of Sparks Council Member Donald Abbott break ground on a new 280-unit luxury apartment complex in Sparks.

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Bealls' Fallon store will remain open, but the Carson City store will be closing in June.

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There are some rules employers looking to hire students for summer help need to keep in mind.

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This empty lot just east of Downtown Reno will get a newhigh-tech look with its purchase by Apple for a distribution center.

Rob Sabo |

This weedy empty lot at Evans Avenue and Fifth Street has been purchased by Appl for a distribution center.

Thursday, May 25

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Quarterback Daniel Morrison passes to a receiver downfield Thursday at CHS.

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Bradley Maffei and Kyle Ruedy get tangled up during a 7-on-7 practice Thursday at Carson High.

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The steam locomotive No. 25 warms up on the tracks at the Nevada State Railroad Museum on May 18. The tracks and grounds damaged by January flooding have been repaired and the museum will resume full activities, including train rides, beginning with the Memorial Day Weekend.

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A handful of beach balls made their way to graduation cermonies at Dayton High Thursday evening.

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Dayton High School Principal Steve Henderson addresses the Class of 2017.

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Graduates who received honors medallions take a selfie Thursday night during graduation cermonies at Dayton High.

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Kali Lampshire and Makenna Olsen wave to their friends and family in the audience at Dust Devil Stadium Thursday.

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Dayton High School Class of 2017 Valedictorian Oakley Workman greets his parents, Wayne and Jenny Workman, onstage Thursday.

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Dayton High graduates Kassie and Kallie Strong pose for a photo after receiving their diplomas Thursday during graduation ceremonies at Dust Devil Stadium.

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Salutatorian Jared Logan quotes Yoda and Dori in his speech Thursday evening at Dayton High's graduation.

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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2010 file photo, two young wild horses play while grazing in Reno, Nev. Wild horse advocates say President Trump's new budget proposal would undermine protection of an icon of the American West in place for nearly a half century and could send up sending thousands of free-roaming mustangs to slaughter houses in Canada and Mexico. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

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FILE - In this July 13, 2008 file photo a livestock helicopter pilot rounds up wild horses from the Fox & Lake Herd Management Area from the range in Washoe County, Nev., near the town on Empire, Nev. Wild horse advocates say President Trump's new budget proposal would undermine protection of an icon of the American West in place for nearly a half century and could send up sending thousands of free-roaming mustangs to slaughter houses in Canada and Mexico. (AP Photo/Brad Horn, File)

SPECIAL TO THE LVN |

The annual St. Augustine’s Cultural Center open house and fundraiser is Saturday in Austin.

STEVE RANSON / LVN |

Joe Terry graduates with the second-highest GPA in a class of over 230.

ALY LAWSON / LVN |

Melinda Fagundes graduates top of her class at Churchill County High School this year.

Thomas Ranson / LVN |

Fallon's Rylee Buckmaster throws to first against Truckee.

Adam Robertson / LVN |

Jordan Beyer slides into home around Sparks' Lexi Cruz during Fallon's last series of the regular season.

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The Oasis Academy girls' lacrosse team celebrate with a picture after their first game of the season. Pictured are Taryn Barrenchea, Madison Brennan, Maci Cooper, Jaidyn Delgado, Kate Dunkin, Meeka Erwin, Kenna Hamlin, Daizi Horton, Madelyn Mikulka, Sadie O’Flaherty, Janell Pike, Audrey Rasmussen, Audrey Renfroe, Emily Richards, Maiya Swan, Kailena Vasquez, Brooklyn and Madison Whitaker, Ellie Williams and coach Lisa Swan.

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French foreign exchange student Ilyes Taleb spent this year studying at Churchill County High School while also participating in wrestling, track and Night of Fights.

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Ilyes Taleb was able to fit in well with his peers and contributed to the school's success on the wrestling mat and on the track.

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Fallon’s Sean McCormick tries to break free from Spring Creek’s Anthony Chavez in the 126-pound weight class regional championship.

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Fallon’s Tommy McCormick squares off with Spring Creek’s Riley Fuchs in the 113-pound weight class regional championship in Truckee.

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Zoey Swisher, right, was selected to play in the 2017 all-star basketball game, but did not attend due to a prior commitment.

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Dalton Kaady gives a thumbs up before playing in the boys' all-star basketball game in Carson City.

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Churchill County High School graduates watch a movie at Fallon Theatres Wednesday night.

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Signing ceremony attendees applaud as Gov. Sandoval signs a pair of education bills Wednesday at WNC.

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Governor Brian Sandoval signs SB 19 and SB 241 into law Wednesday at Western Nevada College as students look on.

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WNC President Chet Burton greets Governor Brian Sandoval as he arrives on campus Wednesday.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval shakes the hand of WNC ASWN President Tania Covarrubias after signing two education bills Wednesday.

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval prepares to sign two bills into law Wednesday at Western Nevada College.

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Signing ceremony attendees applaud as Gov. Sandoval signs a pair of education bills Wednesday at WNC.

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Governor Brian Sandoval signs SB 19 and SB 241 into law Wednesday at Western Nevada College as students look on.

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WNC President Chet Burton greets Governor Brian Sandoval as he arrives on campus Wednesday.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval shakes the hand of WNC ASWN President Tania Covarrubias after signing two education bills Wednesday.

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval prepares to sign two bills into law Wednesday at Western Nevada College.

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Aqua Metals, a lead-acid battery recycling company, built its first AquaRefinery in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. The company was recently named the winner of the Platts Global Metals Award, presented by S&P Global Platts, for the Breakthrough Solution of the Year.

Wednesday, May 24

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Jayden DeJoseph drives to the basket in a playoff game against Reno this past season.

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Jayden DeJoseph signed a national letter of intent with William Jessup University.

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Paintings by Karen Kreyeski will be displayed in Fragile Jewels of the Earth, a display opening at Carson City Art Gallery & Pottery.

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Created with inspiration from Carson City’s 3rd and Curry St. Farmers Market are hand-colored seed packet relief prints by Carol Bowen: Turnip, Spinach, Carrot and Beet.

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Little cute girl with in bed reading book under blanket

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Spooner Lake and surrounding backcountry.

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1 East Liberty, known as the US Bank building, recently sold to a locally-lead investment group for an undisclosed price. The building is at the corner of Liberty and South Virginia streets.

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The image shows an example of a billboard for the RSCVA's new marketing campaign to attract more visitors to the Reno-Tahoe region.

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The RSCVA's unveiled their new logo Thursday, May 11.

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The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) unveiled their new marketing campaign earlier this May. The campaign works to emphasis contrast between the beauty and outdoor adventure of Lake Tahoe and the urban vibe of Reno.

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Elemental LED's lighting solutions displayed at at a Ghirardelli Chocolate location.

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Elemental LED's lighting solutions display at Benefit San Francisco.

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The SwitchEx product produced by Elemental LED.

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The Hydrolume Patio manufactured by Elemental LED.

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The staff of Elemental LED poses with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval at press conference May 22 at the Grand Sierra Resort welcoming the company into the region.

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Carson City’s Wungnema House will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Todd and Kim Robertson awoke early Monday to discover a black bear was so determined to break into their doughnut delivery vehicle, it ripped off the car’s back bumper.

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A worker at High Sierra Industries puts together an exit roller for a lottery machine.

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A worker at High Sierra Industries puts together an exit roller for a lottery machine.

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Big Voo Doo Daddy will headline the BAC summer concert series.

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Artist’s rendering of the Storey County Youth and Community Resource Center addition. Groundbreaking celebration for Phase 2 of the project, complete with community root beer float party, takes place Thursday, May 25 at 4 p.m.

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Rendering of The Pointe at Somersett, a 64-home development in northwest Reno.

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Looking for a home is Rufus is a two-year-old male butterscotch tabby.

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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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Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix.

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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.

Tuesday, May 23

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Goalie Efren Ramirez advances the ball during the Wild West Shootout tournament.

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An estimated 600 people attended the 25th annual Alexander Memorial Golf Clinic on Sunday at Eagle Valley Golf Course.

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Caren Roblin, Sierra Nevada Media Group's director of content speaks about the impact of social media on Tuesday at the Chamber's Soup's On luncheon.

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Sausage frittata by David Theiss.

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Oasis Academy College Prep graduates wait to walk Friday night at the Venturacci Park Gym.

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Ruby Ugalde poses for family photos taken with a variety of cell phones and a variety of swag.

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Macey Zeller, who sang during the ceremony, is covered in flowers from loved ones.

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Student Body President Michael Richards II and his mother, staff member Susan Richards, pose for photos after the ceremony, during which Michael gave a speech.

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Jacob Harris embraces a classmate after the ceremony.

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Bethany White smiles at her classmate during the ceremony featuring numerous student speakers and two musical performances.

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Graduating top of her class, Alyssa Stockard concludes her graduate's address.

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From left, academy high-school staff include English teacher Julie Stockard, history and government teacher William Martin, math teacher Sam Hubbard, academic advisor Cheryl Venturacci, science teacher Jennifer Mortensen, principal Rochelle Tisdale and counselor Andy Lenon.

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Kyndra Leary garners enthusiasm with her walk down the graduation aisle.

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Oasis Academy College Prep graduates and staff line up before walking Friday night at the Venturacci Park Gym.

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Kayla Buckmaster takes a swing at a pitch during Fallon's state softball game against Pahrump Valley.

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Hannah Hitchcock takes off after bunting the ball during the Lady Wave's state game against Pahrump Valley.

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Stacy Kalt, 12, catches the ball to tag Pahrump's Evanda Murphy as she slides into the base.

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Fallon's T.J. Mauga placed third in the discus at the 3A state meet.

Steve Heck |

Fallon's Whitney Skabelund, left, won the triple jump while teammate Brynlee Shults took third at the 3A state meet.

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Kendall Rogers leads off for the Greenwave in the 3A state 200 medley relay event Saturday at the Carson City Aquatic Center.

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Kambry Thorn vaults a hurdle during an event at Dayton Intermediary School's track meet.

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Bites can be a nuisance, and central Nevada has its share of nibbling insects.

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Eagle Scout Justin Cathey and Susan Sawyer of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stand at the hunting blind.

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Crews from the city of Yerington, Lyon County, Nevada Department of Forestry inmate crews, civic organizations and citizens are filling and delivering sandbags throughout the Mason Valley community to senior citizens and the disabled.

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The Carson River runs under U.S. Highway 50 and the railroad tracks at daybreak on Saturday.

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Diana Gurrola, Western Nevada College Associated Students president 2016-17 gives a welcoming message to students at the commencement cermony on Monday.

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Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison delivers the commencement address at the 2017 Western Nevada College commencement ceremony on Monday.

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Western Nevada College President Chester Burton presents the graduates at the 2017 commencement ceremony on Monday.

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Fallon resident Raymond Plasse is all smiles as he receives his diploma at the 2017 Western Nevada College commencement ceremony on Monday.

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Churchill High School student Malory Pruitt receives her AA degree at the 2017 Western Nevada College commencement ceremony on Monday.

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Kambry Thorn vaults a hurdle during an event at Dayton Intermediary School's track meet.

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JC Cathey clears a hurdle during the first middle school track meet of the year.

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Century Gaming Technologies (Century) announced Tuesday the acquisition of Grand Vision Gaming (GVG).

Monday, May 22

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People were hanging out outside for the grand opening of the Wa She Shu Travel Plaza.

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Miranda Chappell, right, hands out a pinwheel during registration.

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Walkers take their annual group photo after planting pinwheels.

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Walkers head toward Fox Peak to plant pinwheels for child abuse awareness.

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A little girl plants a pinwheel at Fox Peak.

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The Douglas County Mosquito Abatement General Improvement District took this photo of a bucket of mosquito larvae.

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Carson City Fire Department responded to reports of a fire burning in a field off of Country Village Drive, behind the Tanglewood Apartments around 3:40 p.m. Monday.

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Lake Tahoe with view on Sierra Nevada mountains

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A diabetics glucometer and diabetic testing kit. Carson Tahoe Health’s diabetes education program again won honors for meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.

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The first Kent's store relocated from Stillwater to Fallon in 1906..

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Karla Kent stands near the iconic I.H. Kent sign on North Maine Street. Kent's Supply is celebrating its125th birthday.

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Marijuana buds in glass jars on wooden background

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Student and teachers at the 4th annual interactive S.T.E.A.M. Exposition at the Coral Academy of Science High School held May 20.

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Cam-pa-no-lo-gy: The Art or Practice of Bell Ringing, a program by Tintabulations, will be presented in Carson City June 10 and 25 and Gardnerville on June 11.

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Brandon Basa, Nathan Mersino, Jake Roman and John Rowe receive the CHS Wrestling Boosters Bing Blood Memorial Scholarship as presented by Stella Blood Thursday at Carson High.

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Susan Grunert presents Holly Strasser with the Douglas County/Carson City Farm Bureau Scholarship Thursday night at CHS.

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Lakoda Smokey and Faith Bigelow

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This week’s Senior in the Spotlight is Chloe Dodge.

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CHS Musical Theatre Choral Ensemble

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The 2017 CHS award winning Carneta yearbook is in the house.

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CHS Musical Theatre Choral Ensemble

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CHS Student of the Week Briana Sanchez

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CHS senior Ariana Schmidt receives the 2017 Gallery of Excellence award.

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A diabetics glucometer and diabetic testing kit.

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The online education company Udacity will now offer both online and in-person courses to teach Reno-Tahoe residents to become full stack web developers.

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The six 0G2 Spacecraft, a product of Reno-based Sierra Nevada Corporation, are installed on the ESPA.

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Pat Garman, vice president business operations at Sierra Nevada Corporation, spoke May 17 to the Nevada Business Connection at Great Basin Brewery in Reno.

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Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser is seen in orbit in this rendering.

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Richard Johnson

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Carson High School Jazz Band performs at Greater Nevada Credit Union's groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday on Eagle Station Lane.

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Greater Nevada Credit Union President and CEO Wally Murray reads a proclamation Wednesday with Reno Ace's mascot, Archie, on the groundbreaking site of the new branch on Eagle Station Lane.

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Greater Nevada Credit Union's groundbreaking ceremony on Eagle Station Lane Wednesday launched with, from left, GNCU Secretary Jon Steele, Director Barbara Byington, Chairman Rob Joiner, Treasurer Alex Talmant, Vice Chairman Bill Arsendorf, Mayor Bob Crowell, President/CEO Wally Murray, and Reno Ace's Mascot Archie.

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Carson Tahoe Health is partnering with the Huntsman Cancer Institute to treat blood and bone marrow transplant patients. In the past, patients who needed a transplant would be required to travel outside the area for treatment. Although patients will still receive their transplant at Huntsman, they will now be able to receive care at the Carson Tahoe clinic for planning and follow-up appointments.

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The new Boys & Girls Club Winnemucca facility.

Sunday, May 21

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Dolores Jackson of Carson City rolls around the Relay For Life course with Sharon Daniels Saturday.

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Kasen Cornmesser pulls 3-year-old Ruari Cornmesser around the Relay For Life course Saturday in Mills Park.

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8-year-old Greyson Webb checks out the SAR Hummer with Pete Leonard Saturday in Carson City.

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The Carson City Boxing Club participates in Relay For Life in Mills Park Saturday.

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Beautiful weather greeted CCSO Cops And Kids attendees Saturday.

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Brooklynn Machart, 3, checks out a mounted unit horse Saturday at Cops And Kids.

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Emmett Rowdon takes a spin on Deputy Kevin Cook's motor unit Harley Saturday at Cops And Kids.

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3-year-old Sierra Orlick takes a look at the CCSO SWAT team's Hummer Saturday.

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Dr. Gary Ailes of Sierra Vetrinary Hospital takes a look at 'Mika's' teeth Saturday at FISH as owner Fred Garcia looks on and Misty Magee assisits.

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Relay For Life Director poses for a photo with Sierra Nevada Media Group's Barby Bridges Saturday in Mills Park.

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Jessica Ponte assists Dr. Micaela Collins with Angel Novoa's dog 'Nike' Saturday at FISH in Carson City.

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Carson High School's Ashley Britt runs during the 1600 Relay final on Saturday.

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The Dust Devils’ third-place 1600-meter relay team that included anchor Rebecca Mason, Sydney Strickler, Ashley Mason and Grace Wells.

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Sierra Lutheran's Elaina Marchegger runs during the 1A 3200 finals during Saturday's NIAA State Track Championships.

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Dayton's Ashley Mason finished second in the triple jump at the NIAA State Track and Field Championships.

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Carson High's Anya Woodbury finished fifth in the triple jump at the NIAA State Track Championships on Saturday.

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Ricky McNeely runs a leg for the Sierra Lutheran High School 3200 Relay team during the 1A state track championships on Saturday.

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Sierra Lutheran's Jared Marchegger runs the 1A 1600 meter finals at the NIAA State Track Championships.

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Dayton High's JJ Ply wins the 3A 110 meter hurdles Saturday at the NIAA State Track Championships.

Saturday, May 20

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Carson's Brett Kolb stretchs before his 200-meter freestyle state meet event Saturday at the Carson City Aquatic Center.

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Brandon Basa and Sheldon Miller hold up their brackets from the state wrestling tournament.

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Carson's Trent Robison looks for a teammate to pass to Saturday at Douglas.

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Senior Jayden DeJoseph drives against Douglas' Josh Meza on Saturday.

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Cameron Oliver goes up for a dunk against UNLV on Wednesday.

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Utah State guard Shane Rector (0) and Nevada forward Cameron Oliver scramble for a loose ball during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP)

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Carson High soccer standout Valerie Sue Meyer, pictured here with her parents Jerry and Nicole, signs her letter of intent to play at St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. Wednesday at CHS.

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Senior Valerie Sue Meyer boots one downfield for the Senators in a game against Douglas last season.

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Valerie Sue Meyer signs to play soccer at St. Mary's College Wednesday at Carson High. She is pictured with her parents Nicole and Jerry Meyer.

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CHS winners of the annual Reflections Art and Literature Contest.

Friday, May 19

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The Carson River flows under the Cradlebaugh Bridge in Minden Friday.

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The Carson River is flowing fast and high as seen here Friday from the Cradlebaugh Bridge in Minden.

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The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a flood warning for northern Mono County, Douglas County and southern Lyon County as of Friday afternoon due to expected high runoff with forecasted high temperatures.

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CASI Executive Director Lisa Schuette speaks to Nancy Cole's 3rd graders at Empire Elementary Friday while employing the help of three students to hold her sign.

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Lisa Schuette asks a question of Areli Montes-Miranda Friday regarding why we have animal shelters.

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Nancy Cole's 3rd graders at Empire Elementary donate two piggy banks full of money to the Carson Animal Services Inititative (CASI) Friday.

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

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Rat rod builder Farrell Hurt poses with some of his favorite creations at his home in Stagecoach, Nev. on Monday, May 15, 2017. His cars will be on display during the Rockabilly Riot on June 22-25 in Mills Park. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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Labels for Great Basin Brewing Co.'s Ichthyosaur "Icky" IPA roll off the press. The beer was recognized at the at the 2017 Los Angeles International Beer Competition.

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Mayor Bob Crowell is flanked by supervisors Lori Bagwell and Karen Abowd Thursday evening as the ribbon is cut on the newly re-furbished Battle Born office complex on Division St. in Carson.

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Over a hundred people attended the newly re-furbished Battle Born office building grand opening and party Thursday night.

Thursday, May 18

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NDF candidates head toward the mock fire line Thursday during training in Washoe Valley.

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An NDF handcrew works a line as the helicopter lifts its bucket out of Washoe Lake Thursday.

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An NDF helicopter drops its 240 gallon bucket of water during training Thursday in Washoe Valley.

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Technician 2 Arden Heki of Elko builds a hand-line with other NDF canditates Thursday during training in Washoe Valley.

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Shanna Cobb-Adams, right, with her daughter Makayla Warner.

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Morgan Tingle is the youngest student to graduate from Western Nevada College’s nursing program.

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CHS Football Boosters scholarship recipients Thursday evening at the Salute To Scholars program are (L-R) Jordan Aikens, Joshua Thompson, Brandon Gagnon, Jake Roman (Coach Bret Andreas) and Jace Keema.

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Laborers union members cheer during a meeting of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Las Vegas. The public entity that oversees the proposed stadium where the Raiders want to start playing in 2020 has approved a conditional lease agreement for the facility. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Laborers union members attend a meeting of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Las Vegas. The public entity that oversees the proposed stadium where the Raiders want to start playing in 2020 has approved a conditional lease agreement for the facility. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Oakland Raiders President Marc Badain listens during a meeting of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Las Vegas. The public entity that oversees the proposed stadium where the Raiders want to start playing in 2020 has approved a conditional lease agreement for the facility. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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New CCSO deputies Bruce Pendragon, Daniel Henneberger and Jeremy Garcia pose for a photo following graduation Thursday.

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POST graduates take their oath Thursday during ceremonies at the Stewart Complex in Carson City.

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The music of AC/DC will be brought to the stage by Volt on May 26 and 27 at the Carson Nugget.

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Courtney Romero takes a breath of air during a lap of Churchill County Community Pool during a swin team practice.

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Kobe Abe races through the water at Churchill County pool.

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Whitney Bernard takes a breath during practice for the butterfly event.

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Micah Whitaker prepares to hurl the shot put during the Elk's Invitational.

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Fallon's Tiffany Sorensen (right) hands off the batton to Allie Lister in the 4x100 relay.

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Fallon's Misaki Claire throws in the discus event at McQueen.

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Fallon's Brynlee Shults competes in the long jump in Yerington.

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Kelvin Cann putts the ball to the hole at Spring Creek golf course.

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Scott Smith considers his shot at the green. He will be competing in this year's U.S. Open.

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Patrick Morrow, 80, paces a Reed player as he looks for an opening to check him.

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JayDen Vasquez, 42, races a Reed player to claim a groundball before it goes out of bounds.

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A Fallon man was injured in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday night on Bottom Road.

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The outflow on the Carson River below the dam has been reduced this week.

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The annual Spring Wings birding festival kicks off Friday throughout Churchill County. The festival brings numerous tours, workshops and acitvities for those interested in migratory birds.

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Geese are a common sight in the Stillwater wetlands.

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Spring Wings Festival in the Lahontan Valley celebrates the annual migration of shore, marsh and wading birds and waterfowl.

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County youth are presented with 2017 Jim Regan Memorial Scholarships; from left, Commissioner Bus Scharmann, Michael Richards II, Isabel de la Cruz Martinez, Evie Regan, Commissioner Pete Olsen, Kathrine Vick, Ethan Smith, Commissioner Carl Erquiaga and Employee Management Committee Chair Pamela Moore.

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Honored at the last county commission meeting, Mark Moyle II stands at the entrance to his Eagle Scout project of increasing public safety and beautification at Lee Hot Springs.

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Caren Roblin will share the ins and outs of social media with the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 23.

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Qualifying students of Carson High School's Debate team are competing at nationals in Alabama next month, from left, Jocelyn Manzano, Adam Lackey, Shaylin Segura, Alek Henricksen, Sawyer Barnett, and Sophia Peterson.

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A young couple with keys to new home

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Dog with a lampshade on its head

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Effective communication begins with both buyers and sellers understanding one another’s needs and wants.

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Person Hand With Magnifying Glass Over Luxury House

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Interior of contemporary living room for hipster

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Fake Classified Ad, newspaper, Real Estate concept.

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Will it happen here? Fans of Chick-fil-A often camp out and line up when a new restaurant opens, such as in this unidentified town. Chick-fil-A helps them pass the time with contests and activities.

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This section of U.S. 50 could see future safety improvements.

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Commercial real estate professionals are turning to creative solutions to fill long-empty big box stores such as this former Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Sparks. Renown Health purchased the sprawling building to use for support services.

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Grocery Outlet recently leased the shuttered Scolari’s market on Disc Drive in Sparks, helping to absorb unused retail space in the Reno-Sparks market.

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The staff of the Gold Hill News in 1975 included: (seated) Rob Maximov and Jack Feliciano; (standing, from left) Dave Moore, Leanna McNeilly, Jan Maximov, Dan Murray and Barbara Herman; and (back row, from left) David Toll, Lila and Jimmy Crandall, Darlene Hickerson, Susan and Bill Germino. Photo courtesy of Germino Archives, provided by Sam Toll.

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Richards Crossing has 38 supportive housing units for special needs households and veterans.

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Tilio Lagatta, managing member of Blackfire Real Estate Investors, in the stairwell of the newly renovated building.

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Tilio Lagatta, managing member of Blackfire Real Estate Investors, stands in front of the newly renovated building with office and restaurant space at 2995 Skyline Blvd.

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Construction is currently underway on Virginia Street for a five-story student housing complex called Identity Reno.

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A rendering of a 105-unit student housing complex called Wolf Run East. Students will be able to start moving into the newly constructed units on Aug. 1.

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While Reno’s downtown is a desirable place to open an office, the lack of parking pushes many businesses to other submarkets.

Wednesday, May 17

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Distance runner Abby Pradere will be heading to the state championship track meet on Friday and Saturday.

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The Central Pacific Railroad went through Reno, so it was determined the V&T should connect to the transcontinental railroad at the Truckee River in downtown Reno, hence the name Virginia and Truckee Railroad.

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The Capital City Community Band’s annual free spring concert is making its return Sunday at Western Nevada College.

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High Desert Alchemy by Elko County’s Gail Rappa will be displayed through June 2 at the Office eXhibition Series Gallery in Carson City.

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Rosebud’s Dance Band plays Big Band-era jazz and swing.

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Musicians from Carson Valley Pops Orchestra make up Rosebud’s Dance Band. See them Saturday at the Brewery Arts Center.

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A red Hyundai was forced into a barrier after failing to stop for a Nevada Higway Patrol trooper on Thursday morning in Washoe Valley.

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Hannah McDonald, center, with Partnership Carson City, talks with staff during a recent suicide awareness training session at Pioneer High School in Carson City. McDonald teaches mental health first aid courses to local organizations and individuals. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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Noble Studios Digital Media Specialist Kate Sikora, left, and co-founders Season and Jarrod Lopiccolo celebrate the opening of Noble’s new office in the United Kingdom recently.

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Rufus is a two-year-old butterscotch tabby. Come out and chat with him at CAPS.

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Dean Baker talks about issues surrounding Southern Nevada Water Authority’s bid to secure groundwater rights in rural basins in White Pine County at a press conference in 2006 at the Legislative Plaza. The rancher died last Saturday after spending decades as an advocate for water rights.

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The gap between the Nevada and U.S. unemployment rates has narrowed significantly in 2017.

Tuesday, May 16

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Cassandra Jones took second in the marathon at the recent Reno Downtown River Run.

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J.J. Ply easily clears the bar at 6-4 last Saturday at Carson High.

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Dayton's J.J. Ply rallies the crowd as he attempts 7-feet during the high jump event at the regional championships.

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Dayton uberathlete J.J. Ply fires out of the blocks during the regional championship 100-meter hurdle event last Saturday.

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Kevin Ply, J.J.'s father and coach, gives a little advice during the regional championships high jump event last Saturday.

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The entrance to Round Hill Pines Resort at Lake Tahoe.

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Highway 50 from just east of the intersection with Kingsbury Grade.

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2nd Annual Basque Fry host Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt is interviewed at Corley Ranch Saturday afternoon.

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Karen's Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cake is on the menu at Cafe at Adele's.

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Karen's Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cake is on the menu at Cafe at Adele's.

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FILE - In this April 26, 2016 file photo, Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson participates in a Republican debate for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District in Henderson, Nev. A Nevada legislative leader is reviving an attempt to impose price controls on insulin, with a proposal to rein in prescription drug market middlemen. Republican Sen. Michael Roberson released legislation Monday, May 15, 2017, that would require pharmacy benefit managers to pass on to insurance companies at least 80 percent of their favorable insulin rates. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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Mitchell Tufts is the executive chef at the new 50's-themed Cadillac Cafe located at the Silver Oaks Golf Course.

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Mitchell Tufts, the executive chef at the Cadillac Cafe has named his lunch menu items around the iconic Elvis Presley.

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A former student serving in Iraq in 2007 presented this flag to Steve Johnson.

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Churchill County High School science teacher Steve Johnson stands next to his Wall of Heroes, former students who have served or are serving in the military. Johnson is this year's Veterans of Foreign Wars National Teacher of the Year.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1002 in Fallon recognizes teacher Steve Johnson for winning the District Teacher of the Year. From left are Post Cmdr. Dick Hurstak, Johnson and Mike Terry, coordinator for the local VFW teacher of the year program.

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The Carson River below Lahontan Dam on Sunday.

BANNER CHURCHILL HOSPITAL |

Kim and Mat Boni's daughter made a surprise entrance when she was born.

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The Navy League participates in the Armed Forces parade several years ago.

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Alex Mendez pulls back for a pitch to an Elko batter at South Tahoe's Field of Dreams.

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Colton Coverston catches the ball at first base to out an Elko runner.

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Alexis Jarrett readies for a swing during Fallon's regional championship game against Fernley.

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Aspen Mori, Elizabeth Williams and Macie Anderson race from the dugout to celebrate Fallon's regional championship win on Saturday.

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The Lady Wave celebrates Hannah Hitchcock's grand slam at home plate during Friday's regionals game.

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The Lady Wave receives the regional championship plaque after defeating Fernley's Lady Vaqueros in South Lake Tahoe.

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Fallon's Colton Peterson pumps his fist after crossing the finish line as the 4x100-meter relay team wins to qualify for state.

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Fallon's Bryan Duenas qualifies for state in the triple jump after competing in the regional meet at Carson High School.

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Meeka Erwin, right, and one of the Galena Lady Grizzlies watch for a passed ball to drop.

Adam Robertson / LVN |

Jaidyn Delgado, 20, looks for an opening to pass the ball around Galena's players.

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Fallon's Misaki Claire places fourth in the discus.

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Fallon's Whitney Skabelund breaks a personal record to qualify for state in the long jump.

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From left: Superintendent Dr. Sandra Sheldon; Transportation Director Steve Russell; Jill Downs, Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe (FPST); Trustee Carmen Schank; Trustee Kathryn Whitaker; Juvenile Justice Center Chief Tami Richardson; Educational Services Director Kimi Melendy; NAS Fallon Student Liaison Officer Michele Taylor; Amber Ayres, Chamber of Commerce; Jeslyn MacDiarmid; Churchill County Library; Joanne Sturm, Dr. Sheldon's visiting mother; County Manager Eleanor Lockwood; Robert Getto, Ferguson & Getto Realtors; Parent/Community Engagement Coordinator Kristin Sheldon; FPST Tribal Chairman Len George, NAS Fallon Commanding Officer David Halloran.

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Carson Tahoe Health is partnering with the Huntsman Cancer Institute to treat blood and bone marrow transplant patients. In the past, patients who needed a transplant would be required to travel outside the area for treatment. Although patients will still receive their transplant at Huntsman, they will now be able to receive care at the Carson Tahoe clinic for planning and follow-up appointments.

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Anthony and Brandy Gayner are the owners of the new Sierra Academy of Style located on Roop Street.

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Community members gather for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Sierra Academy of Style on Monday.

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The Gayner family looks on as Mayor Bob Crowell reads a proclomation during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Sierra Academy of Style on Monday.

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Denise Rubenfield, CNM, a certified nurse midwife working for Saint Mary's Women's Health Center, talks to a patient about her care.

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Denise Rubenfield, CNM, a certified nurse midwife working for Saint Mary's Women's Health Center, talks about the midwifery program.

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Reed High School student in an auto shop class.

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An Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology (AACT) student is using CAD software. AACT is an advanced career technical education academy within the Washoe County School District.

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A high student is seen in action in a welding class. Many of the emerging jobs in northern Nevada will require technical skills. To discuss what the Washoe County School District is doing to prepare K-12 students to meet local employers' needs, The Washoe K-12 Education Foundation is hosting The Business of Education event on Thursday, May 18, at the Peppermill.

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Renown's NICVIEW webcam system allows parents and family members to continue to strengthen the bond with their newborn, even when they can’t be at the bedside.

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The number of employees testing positive to drugs is the highest it's been in 12 years.

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Master Sgt. Laura Magee, left, and Master Sgt. Mark Magee pose for a photo at the annual Nevada Air National Guard Airman of the Year Ceremony at the Nevada Air National Guard fuel cell hangar, Dec. 4, 2016. The married couple converted to Islam after Laura competed chaplain assistant course in Fort Jackson, S.C., three years ago.

Monday, May 15

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Carson High School Jazz Band performs at Greater Nevada Credit Union's groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday on Eagle Station Lane.

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Greater Nevada Credit Union President and CEO Wally Murray reads a proclamation Wednesday with Reno Ace's mascot, Archie, on the groundbreaking site of the new branch on Eagle Station Lane.

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Greater Nevada Credit Union's groundbreaking ceremony on Eagle Station Lane Wednesday launched with, from left, GNCU Secretary Jon Steele, Director Barbara Byington, Chairman Rob Joiner, Treasurer Alex Talmant, Vice Chairman Bill Arsendorf, Mayor Bob Crowell, President/CEO Wally Murray, and Reno Ace's Mascot Archie.

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Digital renderings of buildings planned for Classy Seconds’ three-acre parcel at 3591 Gordon St.

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Western Nevada College’s Child Development Center has received a four-star rating from the Silver State Stars Quality Rating and Improvement System.

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Chase plans to open two new branches in Reno and several new branches in the Lake Tahoe area starting in 2018.

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Marie Wikoff

COURTESY LINDSEY ROWLES |

Marie Wikoff of Wikoff Design Studios has made a name for herself in the healthcare industry.

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Jill Rutherford

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A driver heads toward an Interstate 80 on-ramp in Truckee on March 27, 2017.

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A bus pulls into the Tahoe City Transit Center on Aug. 8, 2016.

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A passenger boards the bus in Truckee on March 27, 2017.

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The Summit Surgery Center in Saint Mary's Galena is launching a new Breast Center to make preventative care and treatment more convenient and confortable for breast cancer patients.

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More social media statistics for 2017 can be found on Social Media Today: http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-business/30-social-media-marketing-stats-2017-infographic

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The sales price for existing single-family homes in Washoe County has increased 11 percent from April 2016 to April 2017.

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Louie's is located at 1799 Ironwood Dr., just off Hwy. 395 in Minden.

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Louie's Mandarin Gourmet owner Peter Li is interviewed about the changes he's made since purchasing the Minden restaurant.

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Rodney and Laura Parry of Reno enjoy a meal last Friday evening at Louie's Mandarin Gourmet in Minden.

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Fei Geng prepares a dish at Louie's Mandarin Gourmet last Friday.

Saturday, May 13

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Dayton standout J.J. Ply soars over the high jump bar set at 6-10 Saturday at the regional championships to tie for a win with Elko's Kyrin Allen.

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Carson's Harry Meyer battles with Douglas' Sean Wolfkiel in the 4A boys 4x200-meter relay Saturday at the Jim Frank Track and Field Complex.

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Dayton's J.J. Ply cruises to a win in the 3A boys 110-meter hurdles Saturday at Carson High.

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Senator Greg Wallace ties for a first place finish in the 4A boys high jump with a season record effort of 6-4 Saturday.

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Carson's Anya Woodbury wins the 4A girls triple jump at the regional championships Saturday with a leap of 36-feet even.

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Abby Pradere on her way to winning the 4A girls 800-meter event Saturday at the NIAA Regional Championships. Pradere also won the 1600-meter run.

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Abby Paulson takes 2nd behind her teammate in the triple jump Saturday at Carson High.

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Tim Furlong, a signage supervisor for the Nevada Department of Transportation, puts the finishing touches on a new 80 mph speed limit sign posted along U.S. Interstate 80 Monday, May 8, 2017, near Fernley, Nev., about 40 miles east of Reno. Nevada joins South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Texas as the only states that now allow speeds in excess of 75 mph on parts of rural highways and interstates. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

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Nevada Department of Transportation crews prepare to replace a 75 mph speed limit sign with an 80 mph one Monday, May 8, 2017, along U.S. Interstate 80 near Fernley, Nev., about 40 miles east of Reno. Nevada joins South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Texas as the only states that now allow speeds in excess of 75 mph on parts of rural highways and interstates. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

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Nevada Department of Transportation crews replace a 75 mph speed limit sign with an 80 mph one Monday, May 8, 2017, along U.S. Interstate 80 near Fernley, Nev., about 40 miles east of Reno. Nevada joins South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Texas as the only states that now allow speeds in excess of 75 mph on parts of rural highways and interstates. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

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One of the new 80 mph speed limit signs posted Monday, May 8, 2017, along U.S. Interstate 80 east near Fernley, Nev., signals the faster speed allowed on a 130-mile stretch from east of Reno to the rural town of Winnemucca. Nevada joins South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Texas as the only states that now allow speeds in excess of 75 mph on parts of rural highways and interstates. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

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Nevada Department of Transportation crews prepare to replace a 75 mph speed limit sign with an 80 mph one Monday, May 8, 2017, along U.S. Interstate 80 near Fernley, Nev., about 40 miles east of Reno. Nevada joins South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Texas as the only states that now allow speeds in excess of 75 mph on parts of rural highways and interstates. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

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Perfect Attendance Award Winners for April

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Light of Education Award Winners Ann Brit, Johanna Davis, and Monica Chavez

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Athletes of the Week Nicole Van Geel and Brett Kolb.

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Kaylee Gordon is this week’s Senior in the Spotlight

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PHS students are all smiles at prom.

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The Brewery Arts Center came alive with music, lights, bubbles and dancing for prom on April 29

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Two PHS students dance at prom held at the Brewery Arts Center.

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Pioneer High School students pose for pictures at prom on April 29.

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Pioneer High School JAG students compete in Las Vegas.

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Pioneer students on the dance floor.

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The 55-gallon drums were filled with sand along with sand bags to protect troops in Vietnam. There were three North Vietnamese offensives in 1968, making it the bloodiest year of the war.

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This picture of the USS Laffrey was taken April 15, 1945 after a 90-minute kamikaze attack. The crew shot down 11 kamikazes. The ship was hit by five kamikazes and four bombs. Her crew called her, ‘The ship that wouldn’t sink!’ Courtesy Patriots Point.

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The USS Laffrey DD-724 is docked on the left and the USS Yorktown CV-10 is docked on the right protected by a harbor cannon. Ken Beaton said he used a black and white format to give the picture the feel of being decades old.

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A 31-foot Patrol Boat River had a crew of four. The mission of PBRs was to destroy the Viet Cong’s supply boats. PBRs were part of the ‘Brown Navy’ in Vietnam.

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Pictured on the left of the gangplank is the control tower of the USS Clamagore SS-343. Pictured on the right is the bow of the USS Yorktown CV-10 with USN aircraft displayed on her flight deck.

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The USS Laffrey is docked next to the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, S.C. She was repaired after a kamikaze attack on April 15, 1945.

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President’s Choice: Step Back in Time by Anke Simpson.

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Third place: Baby Sophie by Shellie McMaster.

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Second place: Infant Big Horn Sheep by Tom Keller.

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First place in Carson City Photo Club’s April competition, themed ‘Photographer’s Choice,’ went to this shot of an owl by Trent Pitsbarger. The club welcomes all levels of photographers at monthly meetings held at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. Enter through the west entrance.

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Holly Strasser of Carson City is a winner of the Girl Scouts’ prestigious Gold Award.

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Construction of the William N. Pennington Teen Center at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada earned Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC the 2016 Public Use Project of the Year award at the 12th Annual Summit Awards on Saturday, May 6.

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Shaheen Beauchamp Builders LLC received the 2016 Top Industrial Project for the renovation of Carson City’s largest employer, Click Bond Inc.’s, Building 51. Specially designed ducting was built into the arching support beams in the conference space, reflecting the sleek interior of an aircraft to support the building’s HVAC system, Carson City’s first ground source, non-geothermal system.

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Gold Star Mother Edith Monro enlisted two hours after she and her husband received their deceased son Douglas’ Medal of Honor from President Roosevelt at the White House.

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The first 19 SPARS ‘fall in’ as they report for duty in Seattle, Wash. The letters GI mean Government Issue. The SPARS are wearing GI brown cotton knit seam stockings attached to a garter belt. Checkout their clunky GI heels.

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Nov. 14, 2015, from left to right: Captain Thomas King, USCGC Munro, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft, Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias watch Ship’s Sponsor, Julie Sheehan take a mighty swing to christen USCGC Munro. Julie is the niece of the Coast Guard’s only recipient of the Medal of Honor, SM1c Douglas A. Munro.

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Sierra Lutheran's Elaina Marchegger wins the A division 1600-meter run Friday at Carson High School.

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Carson's Abigail Pradere takes over the lead from Manogue's Hannah Covington with one lap to go and wins the 4A 1600-meter run Friday at the regional championships.

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Dayton's J.J. Ply clears the bar in the pole vault event at the regional championships.

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Hannah Kaiser hands the baton to 4x800 relay anchor Gabby Fernandez Friday at the regional championships at Carson High.

Friday, May 12

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Students at Bordewich Bray Elementary discuss which lands belong to the United States, based off of National Geographic's map.

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Bordewich Bray Elementary hosted one of the world's largest maps in the cafeteria gym May 8-12, from National Geographic.

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Bordewich Bray Elementary physical education students explore roads on National Geographic's large map, as a way to improve reading.

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Nevada Department of Wildlife's Chris Crookshanks answers students' questions regarding the field during Career Day Friday, at Bordewich Bray Elementary.

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LeAnn Morris of the Carson City School District teaches students about technology opportunities with NASA and other industries during Career Day at Bordewich Bray Elelmentary Friday.

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Kylie Jensen, project analyst of Ormat Technologies, teaches fifth grade students the purpose of the company during Career Day at Bordewich Bray Elementary School Friday.

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Carson Tahoe Family Dentist Dr. Elizabeth Parks teaches fourth grade students about dental health and career opportunities.

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Mazzy Root-Ferguson of fourth grade enjoys Career Day at Bordewich Bray Elementary School on Friday.

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Bordewich Bray fourth grade students Jennifer Sosa, Payton Brown, Amara Colonna, and Kameron Brubaker rotate classrooms to explore careers on Career Day Friday.

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Mazzy Root-Ferguson of fourth grade passes around a human jaw model, provided by Carson City denstist Dr. Elizabeth Parks.

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Janet Murphy, Deputy Director of Governor's Office of Finance, talks about career opportunities in the field to fifth grade students Friday.

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King Lion Tim Kniffen leads the weekly Carson City Host Lions Club meeting at Tito's Mexican Restaurant.

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval smiles after signing Assembly Bill 385 expanding free parks admission for elementary students at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa, Nev., Friday, May 12, 2017. Under the law, Nevada students ages 9-11 can play at state parks for free beginning in July. The measure builds on a federal program that allows fourth-graders to apply for free admission to all national parks and Nevada state parks. (AP Photo/Alison Noon)

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval stamps a state parks passport for Assemblyman Steve Yeager, top left, before signing Yeager's Assembly Bill 385 into law at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa, Nev., on Friday, May 12, 2017. Under the law, Nevada students ages 9-11 can play at state parks for free beginning in July. (AP Photo/Alison Noon)

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Leon Patillo will perform at First Christian Church.

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Cary Trivanovich will perform at First Christian Church.

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The historic post office at 50 S. Virginia and now a retail center, was recognized for preservation of it's unique architecture.

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Dayton State Park is the site of a history lecture about the Carson River.

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Jack Swisher runs to home plate during a Greenwave home game earlier this season.

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Jack Swisher starts his swing at a pitch from Sparks at the Edward Arciniega Athletics Complex.

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Carson's Abbey Paulson launches in the girls long jump event Saturday.

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UAV's are being tested to deliver packages such as in this photo illustration

Thursday, May 11

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The new playground at the Carson City Animal Shelter.

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The new playground at the Carson City Animal Shelter.

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CASI is introducing a program for low income pet owners to spade and neuter their pets.

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Shanell Cavener receives an Outstanding Math Educator award from the Northern Nevada Mathematics Council.

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Kristen Cable receives an Outstanding Math Educator award from the Northern Nevada Mathematics Council.

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Wendy Petty holds her Outstanding Math Educator award from the Northern Nevada Mathematics Council.

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Kristin Cable

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Flooded roadways persist in and around Carson City, Storey and Lyon counties.

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Mary Bennett portrays Madame Curry as she traverses historic sites on Carson City’s west side.

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Instructor Lisa Dunkelberg watches nursing student Lisa Pourde during exercises in the nursing lab at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., on Monday, April 6, 2015. Photo by Cathleen Allison

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Capt. Jason Danen hurls a throw bag to a 'victim' floating down the Carson River Wednesday during training.

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Swift water technician Diego Aramburu gives instructions to rescue trainees Wednesday on the Carson River.

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Tarron Graves, 15, races around the track for his first win.

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Tarron Graves poses with his kart and trophies.

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Clayton Steelman runs 12.5 in a heat race at the Big George Invitational.

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Fallon's Sierra Hickox competes in the triple jump at the Reed-Sparks Rotary Invitational.

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Fallon's William Dick, seen competing at the Reed invitational last month, finished in the top seven in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs at the Spanish Springs JV Invitational.

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Fallon catcher Edgar Alvarado hits his second home run of the game against McQueen in Fallon's only win of the Mike Bearman Memorial Tournament in Sparks.

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"The Other Mozart" performs at the Barkley Theatre on May 20.

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The Farmer Brigade was an integral part in the channel’s digging.

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A “plug’ or a dam was removed to allow water to flow in the “Big Dig.”

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An excavator takes the last cut of dirt to allow water to flow into the 'Big Dig."

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The board recognizes 2017 staff retirees (from left) Carol I. Reynolds-Woodsford, Arlene Detomasi, Teresa Moyle, Patricia Fleming, Debra Smotherman, Kirsten Ann Wilson and Lucy Rickman with trustee Kathryn Whitaker and Superintendent Dr. Sandra Sheldon. Not pictured are Robert Freeman, Eileen Haugen, Joan Hutchings, Diana Strickland and David Wuth.

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WNC Fallon Jump Start students and sociology volunteers from left: Brandon Evers, Orin Sommer, Josh Coblentz, Austin Lunderstadt, Britney Davis, Mara Garcia, John Frandsen, Megan Lanski, Becca McKnight, Supathcha Moolrangsi, Kailee Youles, Meghan Rosario, Hannah Stewart and instructor Debbie McBride.

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Suspects are wanted for credit card fraud.

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Suspects are wanted for credit card fraud.

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CEO of Coalition Snow, Jen Gurecki, addresses the crowd after being announced as the first place winner of the 2015 Governor's Conference on Business' business pitch competition winner.

Wednesday, May 10

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Jesse Lopez rounds third base as the Senators tie up the game in the third inning Wednesday.

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Carson left fielder Luke Meyers makes a diving catch for the Senators Wednesday against Damonte Ranch.

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Senior 3rd baseman Abel Carter grabs a grounder Wednesday afternoon in a playoff game against Damonte Ranch. The Senators lost 3-1.

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Dayton slugger Nick Hein blasts a homer earlier this season against Spring Creek.

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Legends of the Celtic Art conclude the BAC concert series.

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Nevada Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison speaks at the 2016 Global Tourism Summit in Reno, Nev., which was focused on Chinese tourism.

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Photo of sagebrush carpeting the Monitor Valley in central Nevada.

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The Reno's iconic arch proclaims the city as the Biggest City in the World.

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The Ronald McDonald House in Reno houses families with children receiving treatment at local hospitals.

Tuesday, May 9

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Abel Carter connects with a pitch in a game against Galena on Tuesday.

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Bryce Moyle delivers a pitch in a game against Galena on Tuesday.

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Center fielder Jesse Lopez makes a diving catch in a game against Galena on Tuesday.

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Ty Evans hits a chip shot on the third hole during the regional tournament at Dayton Valley Golf Course on Tuesday.

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Zander Smokey chips onto the green at the third hole during the regional tournament at Dayton Valley Golf Course on Tuesday.

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Sophomore Ashley Britt powers through a rainstorm to win the 300-meter hurdles event Saturday at the league regional qualifier meet at the Jim Frank Track and Field Complex.

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Last year's "special golf club winner" and his dad during the Fred Alexander Memorial Family Golf Clinic.

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Members of the Carson High School mountain bike team ride on the Creek Trail above Carson City. Epic Rides has launched a new Hail the Trail fundraiser to support trail-building organizations, including Carson City’s Muscle Powered. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

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A black Honda Civic is sought in relation to residential burglaries.

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6-year-old Nolan Dobson waves to his family from the 'Tornado' at the RSVP Carnival in Mills Park Friday evening.

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The Stewart Indian School in Carson City is in the process of being restored as a cultural site. Students from the UNLV Alternate Break Program will be on the Stewart campus next week to clean up the historic cemetery and several buildings.

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The three excavators and their buckets look like a scene from Star Wars as they dig a channel Saturday east of Fallon.

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Water flows in one section of "The Big Dig" on Saturday. Water will begin flowing in the entire channel today from Carson Lake to the Carson Sink.

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Volunteer ranchers and farmers known as the "Farmer Brigade" assist government agencies with "The Big Dig."

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An excavator works on the final stretch of "the Big Dig' east of Fallon on Saturday.

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Incident Commander Bill Lawry reviews the emergency measures taking place in Churchill County during a town hall meeting Monday night.

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Officials from the City of Reno, Guardian Capital, LandCap Investment Partners and others involved in the development of the Vida luxury apartments celebrate the start of construction.

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Officials with the City of Reno, Guardian Capital, LandCap Investment Partners and other participants in the Vida apartment project celebrate the start of construction with a ceremonial groundbreaking.

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The late Gwen Washburn is honored at the Churchill County Commission meeting last week with family, friends and community leaders in attendance. The plaque (with an accompanying photo) reads with a quote from Mahatma Gandhi: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

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Associate Professor Scott Hagen, from the University of Utah, directs the All-State Small Schools Band in rehearsal in the CCHS Performing Arts Center auditorium.

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Dr. Jason Altieri, from the University of Nevada, Reno, conducts the All-State Small Schools Orchestra in rehearsal at the CCHS Performing Arts Center.