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Growing Their Own

For the first time, administrators for Wells Combined School are alumni Story by Dianna Troyer For educators at Wells Combined School, the goal is simple: Help students find their “why.” “That’s what we envision for each of our students—what we want to help them discover,” says Robert Woolsey, Wells Combined School’s new principal and longtime […]

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Zero Suicide

For the Rakestraws, their son lingers in memories and suicide prevention efforts By Dianna Troyer Toni Rakestraw says it was easy to pick the song she will listen to while walking in a 5 Kilometer walk/run to raise awareness about suicide prevention this month. “It will be ‘One More Light’ by Linkin Park because our […]

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Wildfire Mitigation

By Garrett Hylton In recent years, northern Nevada—along with much of the western United States—has started experiencing a new season during August and September: smoke season. Rather than enjoy a smooth transition from the heat of summer to the beautiful hues of fall, Nevadans now suffer through several weeks of haze and congestion as smoke […]

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Wells Rural Electric Company’s Energy-Efficiency & Rebate Programs

Many members are signing up for more comfort at home and using less energy By Dianna Troyer Within a short time, Garrick Richins’ crews make noticeable home improvements that will make residents more comfortable and reduce energy use for years. “It’s really gratifying to hear people tell us their air conditioning and heat doesn’t kick […]

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Expression of Freedom

West Wendover teen envisions blending her art and community service By Dianna Troyer Gripping a paintbrush in her teeth, Fawn Neaman dips it in black and white acrylic paints to create a portrait. Facial features steadily appear as she patiently paints in her bedroom. “Everyone in life has a reason for living,” says Fawn, who […]

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Upgrade Electronics for Energy Savings

Information from smart devices gives you the power to make choices By Maria Kanevsky Looking for easy ways to save money on your monthly energy bills? Beyond some of the more traditional energy-efficiency measures—such as sealing air leaks or adding insulation—there are several popular electronics that can help you use energy more efficiently. Smart thermostats, […]

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The Smile Says It All

The Gathering Place offers comfort and joy in Carlin By Dianna Troyer Carlin’s unused post office sat empty for years until a group of library patrons envisioned a vibrant future for it. “It was the perfect size for community events,” says Ellen Meshefski, a member of Carlin Friends of the Library, a 5 member board […]