Investigation identifies body found in septic tank as man reported missing from Sun Valley 34 years ago

George Webster

In August 2013, detectives with the Storey County Sheriff’s Office were called to a residence to investigate what appeared to be human remains found in a residential septic tank. The tank had been pumped by the homeowners as part of routine maintenance when the remains were found. Within the tank, a medallion was discovered that […]

Dangerous Nevada: How the Silver State was victimized by bad journalism

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In case you missed it, Nevada recently was dubbed by Gannett’s USA Today as one of “the most dangerous states in America.” Nevada was ranked number two in the most crimes for 2013, just under Tennessee, which takes the top spot, according to the article’s authors. The origin of the claim is the 2013 release […]

Summer exhibits in Dayton, Nevada, champion young artists and musicians

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE DAYTON, Nev. — Cheyenna Burrows of Dayton, 17, is the official curator for a series of changing art exhibits at the Dayton Valley Community Center this summer titled “Emerging Artists.”  Burrows says she’s learned a lot – and  quickly-  about the submission process, reviewing proposals, promoting exhibits, and new trends in art.  […]

Nevada provides best viewing locations for annular eclipse

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SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY, Nev. – On Sunday, May 20, eclipse-chasers will have to travel to the western United States to view the spectacular annular solar eclipse, and Nevada will get the lion’s share of eclipse viewing. Too bad for those on the East Coast – the sun will have already set for them […]

Lee Alverson in Tribute to Elton John, Billy Joel and Jerry Lee Lewis at the Carson Valley Inn July 8, 9

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE MINDEN, Nev. — Gifted stage performer Lee Alverson will be doing special costumed tributes to Elton John, Billy Joel and Jerry Lee Lewis in the Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge on Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9. As with all Cabaret Lounge Entertainment at the Inn, there is no cover charge […]

When a Renoite leaves the country, part 2


PART II: I have to pay for this trip? On June 23, I will board my flight to Rome. It wasn’t until Friday, June 10 that I knew for sure my trip would be funded. Part of the requirements to be able to travel was that I receive financial aid to study abroad. As one […]

Reno Air Races names Marie Bodman 2011 Person of the Year

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE RENO, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Association Board of Directors announced Marie Bodman, president of Breitling USA, as the 2011 Person of the Year.  Breitling has been a sponsor for the National Championship Air Races for the past eleven years.  As president, Marie continues to invest the company’s effort in the […]

Catholic-Muslim-Hindu-Protestant-Buddhist-Jewish leaders connect in dialogue

Left to right: Imam Abdul Rahim Barghouthi, Rabbi Teri Appleby, Hindu leader Rajan Zed, Buddhist priest William Bartlett, Episcopal Rector Emeritus V. James Jeffrey, and Catholic Pastor Charles T. Durante during the interfaith dialogue.

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE SPARKS, Nev. – In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Catholic-Muslim-Hindu-Protestant-Buddhist-Jewish leaders on Saturday, Jan. 8, had a dialogue in Sparks to explore connections among Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism. This annual conference, titled “Born in God’s Image” and organized by Catholic Diocese of Reno, also compared, contrasted, and commented on similarities and […]

School of Medicine presents free aging seminar in Sparks

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE RENO, Nev.— The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Nevada Geriatric Education Center presents a free training seminar entitled “Aging: It Could Happen to You” on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This seminar is supported by, and will be held at, The Arbors Memory Care, 2121 East Prater […]

Gov. Brian Sandoval is sworn in to office

Nevada’s 30th governor, Gov. Brian Sandoval, is sworn into office on Jan. 3, 2011, at the state capitol.

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