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Grizzly Creek Ranch Is 'Freeing' For Kids With Disabilities

Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola, California is a common destination for 5th and 6th graders from Washoe County. They study STEAM education and team building with Sierra Nevada Journeys, which owns the camp. But come June, the ranch is summer camp central, hosting groups like the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which recently brought 51 campers. A dozen or so kids, some walking and others powered by their wheelchairs, make their way up paved trails to the zip line, a summer camp staple, at Grizzl

Spanish Springs Artist Shares Western Heritage Through Beadwork

Kathleen Brannon is a beadwork artist living in Spanish Springs who set up shop at the Reno Rodeo's marketplace last week, which was home to about 100 vendors and artists. She talked with KUNR's Holly Hutchings about her craft and her business. The bustling marketplace is filled with booths selling everything from cowboy hats and boots to homemade fudge. Nestled in one corner is Kathleen Brannon of Desert Sage Bead Art. She knows many of the passersby and is a friendly fixture here. Her booth

Sparked: Northern Nevada's Neon

Like sturdy maple trees in Vermont or the sugary fried beignets of Louisiana, states have their own icons that instantly connect the symbol to its place. Nevada has neon. Some local advocates for the noble gas have been working to get its spot in the history books by making neon the state’s official element this legislative session. The work paid off, and Governor Steve Sisolak signed the bill into law Tuesday, but the bill’s proponents are not who you might think, and KUNR’s Holly Hutchings ha

Transforming An Industrial Road Into An Artists' Haven

Dickerson Road is a one-mile, dead end street in an industrial area of Reno. It has a gritty history, including crime, motorcycle clubs and even a hippie commune at one point. Now, it’s experiencing a revitalization and becoming a haven for artists. A train rolls behind once-gray warehouses that are now adorned with colorful murals and bright fronts. They house hip boutiques selling everything from succulents to bikinis. Inside the vibrant teal storefront of Wedge Ceramics, about a dozen artist

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