MINDEN - Jazz Karmand was 15 when she first wore high heels through the streets of Islamabad, Pakistan.
The Nevada Appeal's "Silver Dollar" and "Wooden Nickel" feature recognizes positive achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out others that missed the mark.
Now that Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle has won an impressive come-from-behind battle for the Republican nomination to challenge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in November's general election, what comes next for Angle, who has scarcely been seen in public since her June 8 primary victory?
Several weeks ago the sidewalk project on Goni Road was completed. One could argue the value of the project, but the finished product begs some answers.
On a Friday morning, Larry Arnold watches as one of his students tries to back up a semi-truck into a simulated docking bay marked by orange cones.
For 2010, the estate tax is scheduled for a holiday, only to return with a vengeance next year. But Congress has other ideas. Here's what I think you can do about your estate plan in the meantime.
Silver has long been a popular metal for investors in America. Many looking for metal investments like the prospects of silver over gold. Silver takes larger swings giving savvy speculators and traders more opportunities to cash in on the ups and downs. Many think that silver is undervalued compared to gold. To top it off silver always seems to have potential for a break out in industrial uses.
Recently I decided to have a physical. I hadn't had one since they stopped using leaches, so I figured it was time.
The following were announced as winners at Saturday's Taste of Downtown, an annual fundraiser for Advocates to End Domestic Violence that is held in downtown Carson City.
Summer meals are best when they are simple. But that doesn't mean you have to give up sophisticated flavors.
Feeding kids healthy and nutritious meals is not as hard as you might think. The trick is to follow two basic rules. First, serve only quality meals. They won't know what they're missing - i.e., junk and processed food - if they never had it. Secondly, give them what they want. Yes, it's that simple.
We must be thoughtful and smart about who we put into our key elected offices.
Here's a little unsolicited "tough love" advice for Sharron Angle supporters which I'm sure most will blow off - while others will want to blow my head off for even daring to suggest.
Even though Nevada voters have rejected them twice in recent years by 60-40 margins, the drug legalizers will return to the Silver State in 2012. I hope we send them home for good next time around.
I recently bought a used car and took the paperwork to the Carson City DMV to get the car registered. Like most citizens of driving age, I've had a lot of experience with DMV offices around the country - Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Lansing, Mich.
Eric Stanger, combining the optimism of a Chamber of Commerce president with the optimism of a residential real estate agent, sees signs that the hard-hit Lyon County economy is recovering.
In 1999, who could have imagined the end of the dot-com bubble, the growth of the real estate market or the 2008-2009 financial crisis? Looking forward, investors may be wise to consider those volatile "00s" as they position their finances for the next 10 years.
You're not the only one who's waiting longer to buy that new pair of shoes.
After 40 years, Al and Tipper are calling it quits. Perhaps Tipper is tired of not having any heating or air-conditioning and trying to read in the dark? Who knows? Unfortunately, they are not alone in their age group because there seems to be a lot of folks in their 50's and 60's getting divorced.
Just a few random primary election observations: As a newly re-registered Republican voter for this primary, I didn't receive a single piece of voter contact mail from a single campaign. Nor did I receive a single get-out-the-vote phone call. I did, however, get a couple of robo-calls urging support for a judicial candidate - but that was it.
For years the wild horse issue has been contentious at best. But now it is reported that horses gathered in the Calico Mountains have been mistreated at a holding facility near Fallon.
Thanks to Facebook, I reconnected with a former Nevada Appeal colleague of sorts, columnist Jerry Crane.
Docs to wait tables for cancer care Celebrity Docs Caring for Cancer is a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to closing on Saturday, June 12 at Glen Eagles Restaurant, 3700 N. Carson St.
In theory, fried rice is a great dish for home cooks. You take leftover rice, leftover meat, fish or poultry (or some tofu), scallions and soy sauce, and you've got yourself a low-cost, low-effort, filling and delicious meal. The "delicious" part, however, is where many recipes fall flat.
If you have a picky eater in your household, want to make plain foods look exciting, or are planning a magnificent wedding buffet, the simplest of edible garnishes and an attractively arranged presentation will make all the difference.
Tim Rowe has earned the prestigious certification of League Cycling Instructor (LCI) from the League of American Bicyclists, a 128-year-old national bicycling organization. Tim now joins Dan Allison as one of two LCI's from Carson City and about 14 from Nevada.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - From his beginnings as a ski patroller at Vermont's Sugarbush ski resort to a recent promotion that places him in the upper echelons of the Vail Corp., Heavenly Chief Operating Officer Blaise Carrig has been involved in just about every aspect of the ski resort business.
Keeping gold and silver in physical form is not only a hedge against currency, but also a type of insurance. We have grown so accustomed to trading in our own dollars that it almost seems unfathomable that the dollar could one day be defunct. But, in a number of societies throughout history their currency just seemed to vanish overnight.
Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corp. was awarded a $22,000 state grant to hire and train up to 22 new employees at its Carson City facility last month.
The city and its leadership should be commended for the care and attention they are devoting to the Nugget development project. Each time I've attended a meeting on this topic, I've been impressed with advisers, city officials, and Nugget development principals asking and answering extremely difficult questions.
The question was simple enough: Should private businesses have the right to refuse service to someone because they're black?
LAS VEGAS (AP) - New York-based hedge fund Paulson. & Co. Inc. has agreed to exchange $710 million in debt from Harrah's Entertainment Inc. for 9.9 percent stake in the private casino operator.
RENO (AP) - Two 1.5 kilowatt wind turbines have been installed atop the 17-floor Reno City Hall as part of the city's push to promote renewable energy.
(AP) - Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki say the state Commission on Tourism will restart the Governor's Conference on Tourism after a two-year hiatus.
The former Carpet Barn on South Carson Street will be demolished this summer and rebuilt into a new Aaron's Sales and Lease store.