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Chicken Wings in the very very hot street

Just got home from the Chicken Wing Fest in downtown Reno, NV. I have mixed emotions about the event since the temperatures in the street were really really hot. I started out with my companions looking forward to tasting really

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Signs of Drought in the Sierra Nevada Range

Went to one of my favorite places as a teenager – Sand Harbor Beach at Lake Tahoe last week and the signs of the drought are very visible.  To the untrained eye or casual visitor that did not see the

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Where the Double Diamond Ranch used to be…

The Reno Area,  also known as the Truckee Meadows,  was a drastically different place when I was growing up.  The valley was filled with ranches and there were lots of birds, cattle, and thunder storms in the summer.  It was

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Pow Wow in Carson City, NV

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending my first Pow Wow. It was held at the Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada. The school is now closed but it was originally opened in the late 1800’s with

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Lower Thomas Creek Trail

When it comes to Nevada, people often think it’s a wasteland with no beauty.  And as a native Nevadan, I can understand this blind assumption despite the fact that it is wrong. When it comes to the Nevada landscape, one

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Donner Memorial State Park

Exploring the local landscape can be an effective tool for re-invigorating the creative process. I am currently in a situation where I need to live in a location that is not ideal for me. I really miss the lush green

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Classic Tale of Boom and Bust

Bower’s Mansion is located on the western side of Washoe Valley nestled in between the Carson Valley and the Truckee Meadows, both areas are the homes of three of the largest cities in Northern Nevada; Carson City, Reno, and Sparks.

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