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Pack Athletics Reaches Maturity

Beyond Cows and Cooking

Blooming Brilliance

25 Pack Athletics Reaches Maturity

Pack athletics: The future is now

30 Beyond Cows and Cooking

4-H expands reach

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35 Blooming Brilliance

Intelligence hits new heights at academy
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Nevadarama - The Wonder of Walker
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4 Letters to the Editor
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6 NevadaScope - Carson City ranks as top artists’ haven

7 Tonight's Homework - What’s your favorite tailgate menu?
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8 Boom - Target2010: Northern Nevada

10 What It Feels Like To…Golf without your clubs

11 Body Owner’s Manual – Too much sun isn’t fun
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12 Interview: Keeping Memory Alive – Hope for Alzheimer’s patients

14 Nature & Environment – Catching the ‘big one’
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17 Nature & Environment – Tahoe Rim Trail
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18 What I’ve Learned - Dick Trachok ’49 ’54M.A.
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20 Refresher Course - Global Warming
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21 Ten Things You Didn’t Know About…Nevada weather

22 Nevada Know-How – Living with fire
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39 Home Means Nevada

  • University News, 40
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  • On Philanthropy, 46
  • From the Alumni Council President, 48
  • Class Chat, 48
  • Five Questions With Masami Raker Yuki ’00Ph.D., 51
  • Remembering Friends, 61
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62 Tell Me How Nevada Was - Hunting mustangs

64 What I’ve Done With My Life - Warren Lerude ’61

On the Cover

One of Nevada’s most pressing natural resource issues is the threat of wildfire to human life and property. Much of Nevada is considered a high fire-hazard environment, possessing all the ingredients necessary to support intense and uncontrollable wildfires. Within this high hazard environment are individual homes, subdivisions and entire communities. Unfortunately, many Nevada homeowners are not prepared to survive a wildfire. The Living With Fire program was developed to inform Nevadans how they can live safer in high fire-hazard environments. Living With Fire is not a wildfire prevention program. Despite the best efforts of firefighting agencies, much of Nevada’s wildlands will continue to burn. The purpose of Living With Fire is to teach people how to safely coexist with wildfire when it does occur.

The Living With Fire program began in 1997, when Ed Smith of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the University’s Paul Tueller and Fire Chief Loren Enstaad of the Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators applied for and received a Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station/Nevada Cooperative Extension Joint Program grant. Together with Nevada’s firefighting organizations, they developed a set of consistent wildfire threat reduction recommendations for Nevadans. These are the foundation of the Living With Fire educational materials and programs. Since then, the program has continued to grow.

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Bird of the Sage is a painting on canvas by Nevada artist Ron Oden (, commissioned for the Spring cover of the Nevada Silver & Blue. Hand-signed Giclée fine art reproductions (printed on 13x19 watercolor paper) are available for $35, postage and handling included. If you are interested in receiving a reproduction of “Bird of the Sage,” send a check or money order in the amount of $35 payable to Rainmaker Productions, P.O. Box 475, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148. Please specify if you would like the Nevada Silver & Blue nameplate included in the image, or without. Please allow 10 to 14 days for delivery.


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