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Carson bypass opens to human-powered transport
  • Carson bypass opens to human-powered transport

    By Susan Wood CARSON CITY – Americans love the open road. That sentiment is not reserved to travel on four wheels – as evidenced July 22 in Nevada’s capital city to commemorate the completion of the last leg of the Interstate 580 Carson City Freeway. Travelers of all sorts and all ages took the invitation […]

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  • Mini gold rush in N. California

    By Michelle Robertson, San Francisco Chronicle   When asking seasoned miners about this year’s so-called gold rush in Northern California, it can be a challenge to obtain trustworthy information.  “People who are smart don’t advertise what they’ve found,” said Bob Van Camp, better known as “Digger Bob.” “If you’re finding nuggets in an area, you […]

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  • Wildfires surge in Western United States

    By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal   Wildfires are surging across the Western U.S. with more than 4 million acres charred this year. That’s almost double the rate from last season and more than 40 percent above the five-year average for mid-July.  While fire is part of healthy forest and rangeland regeneration it can also be […]

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  • Carson bypass opens to human-powered transport

    By Susan Wood CARSON CITY – Americans love the open road. That sentiment is not reserved to travel on four wheels – as evidenced July 22 in Nevada’s capital city to commemorate the completion of the last leg of the Interstate 580 Carson City Freeway. Travelers of all sorts and all ages took the invitation […]

  • Opinion: Probation has important role to play

    By Brian Richardt By proclamation of the Board of Supervisors, El Dorado County celebrated probation services July 17-21. As the chief probation officer in El Dorado County, I would like to take the opportunity to reflect on the critical work probation does in our criminal justice system and say thank you to all the men […]

  • Race to ski world’s most dangerous mountain

    By Devon O’Neil, Outside Among the countless peaks around the world that have yet to be skied, one stands alone in prestige and allure: the 28,251-foot K2. The reasons it remains unskied are many—fatal exposure on much of the route, notoriously harsh weather, an oxygen shortage—but they do not include a lack of interest. Over […]

  • Roaming the Nev. desert in search of rare plants

    By Patricia R. Olsen, New York Times Janel Johnson, 39, is a botanist with the Nevada Natural Heritage Program in Carson City. “We’re part of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. My group collects information about rare plants and animals in the Great Basin and Mojave deserts. I identify potential plant habitats on […]

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