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Star Navigator Stacey Montooth

Star Navigator Stacy Montooth

By Natasha Bourlin

A citizen of the Washoe Paiute nation born on a reservation in Schurz, Nev., Stacey Montooth is charged with being the liaison between the governor’s office and the more than 60,000 Native Americans spread amongst 27 tribal governments within the state. Her mission is to improve the quality of life for these indigenous peoples.

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Colin West Founder of Clean Up The Lake

The Great Pandemic Pivot

Extraordinary people conquering extraordinary times.
By Natasha Bourlin
Many people and businesses have suffered during the pandemic, but many others have strived toward new goals while positively affecting others. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, stories abound of organizations that have pivoted as gracefully as a ballet dancer towards new ways to serve their community, and even save their businesses. Inspiring people instilling new tactics relevant to the times to pursue their goals. Like these four forward-thinking folks.

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Sierra Safely

Kids Day on the Sierra Safely Trail

By Heidi Bethel 
If your children are anything like my two, you could say we’ve started going a bit stir crazy with all the at-home togetherness. My mom brain is about spent coming up with special projects and creative snack options. Sometimes, all that’s needed is a change of scenery to inject some enthusiasm into those sweet little faces. And, I know the absolutely perfect places, no matter their ages … Get ready to spend a great day or two exploring the Sierra Safely Trail where you can get some safe adventuring with the kiddos in at Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe.

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Carson Valley Golf Course (Sierra Safely)

Great Outdoor Escapades

By Natasha Bourlin
Adventures are grand throughout Nevada’s Douglas County. Encompassing the expansive, exquisite Carson Valley and Tahoe’s Nevada side, this area has so much to offer in the outdoor realm.
Have you ever skied, played golf, then got out on the water in one weekend, or even a single day? Here, you can.
Stunning, vast outdoor expanses teeming with wildlife beckon visitors to Sierra Safely. Countless trails invite exploration. Lake Tahoe’s glistening waters are ripe for excursions, and year-round golf courses tempt those seeking to perfect their swing.

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Jewelry by Denise Jenkins

All that Sparkles in Reno/Tahoe

By Annie Flanzraich

Nevada may be known as the Silver State. Still, along with all those precious minerals, there are also precious stones hiding in its austere earth.

“Most of the gemstones are agates and jaspers and turquoise,” says Webb Varnum of The Reno Gem and Mineral Society. “All of them can be found in Northern Nevada.” renorockhounds.com

Varnum, a geologist and a graduate of the University of Nevada Reno’s Mackay School of Mining, has spent his life rockhounding through the west coast, including California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Mexico. In addition to agates, jasper and turquoise, he also highlighted some less common stones, including dark red garnets from Ely, crystal beryl from Pershing County, and smooth dumortierite. Nevada’s state precious gemstone, the Black Fire Opal, comes from the Virgin Valley in Northern Nevada. It’s the only place in North America where the stone can be found in any significant quantity.

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Make it Maroon – Fall Shopping in Reno/Tahoe

Fall into fall fashion with this trendy shade!
By Ashley Polan
The leaves are changing and the temperature dropping which means one thing … fall is here!  It’s time to say goodbye to shorts and sandals and start shopping for sweaters and booties. Fall is the most exciting season in fashion and one color seems to be taking the stage this season — maroon! Anyone can rock this eye-catching color in just about every piece – from cozy sweaters and blouses to scarves and hats.  Match this fierce red shade with black, grey, white, cream, navy, camel, or go bold and rock it head to toe!

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