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May 5, 2005

Nevada State Quarter

The five finalists for Nevada’s State Quarter have finally been unveiled. The State Treasurer’s office is asking all residents to go to their website and cast a vote for which one should be picked. Voting is open until the end of the month. And then next year, in 2006, our quarter will finally go into circulation.

(Update, June 2, 2005: We have a winner! Check here for the results.)

Here are the five finalists. Click on each one for a bigger version.

#1: Wild horses, running free. At least until the BLM rounds them up and sells them for slaughter.

#2: A Tule Duck and a Dat-So-La-Lee basket, celebrating the natives that have been here for thousands of years. Plus a little Grimes Point thrown in for good measure.

#3: Prospector Sam, back from a hard day at the mines.

#4: Giant Bighorn Sheep will come down from the mountains and terrorize us all!

#5: A star, sagebrush branches, and pickaxes. How many state symbols can you squeeze onto one quarter?

Okay. Got your favorite one picked out? Well, hop over to the website and put your vote in! Personally I’m still undecided. I’m confused, since none of them feature whores or slot machines, the things that Nevada’s most well known for. Might as well go with Prospector Sam, then.

April Ormsby House

A new month can only mean one thing, and that’s a new entry to the Ormsby House Renovation Gallery!

This time around we have the April update. More work on the walls this month, including plaster and paint. Check it out! 15 pictures, 2 pages. OneTwo

Marty Cronin Festival of Life

Marty Cronin was the Speech and Debate teacher at Douglas High School in Minden. My wife works with his wife at the middle school. I never knew him, even though he was at the school the same time I was, but he was a good guy and a popular teacher. On February 18th, he died from brain cancer.

Now the community is coming together to raise money for brain cancer research in his memory. Already the family has been asking for donations in his name to go to UCLA’s brain cancer research efforts. And now, this coming weekend, Pau-Wa-Lu students are putting on a fundraising event. It will be this weekend at Minden Park, the park with the big gazebo at the center of town. There will be a barbecue, a bake sale, a silent auction, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, and a car wash. You can get discounts if you’re wearing a special grey Marty Cronin bracelet. The bracelets are being sold by middle school kids on the sidewalk outside Raley’s in Gardnerville.

The “Festival of Life” is this Saturday, May 7th, from 11am to 3pm. I’ll see you there! And stick around town afterwards. Walk around, kill some time, go to the new Jimmy G’s Cafe that opened in the old Heidi’s building. It will be worth it, since at 7pm, the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra is putting on a free concert right across the street from Minden Park, at the CVIC Hall.