President Obama awarded stimulus money to states to help with our crumbling economy. The Community Chest in Virginia City wrote a grant for $100,000 to put kids on the Comstock and surrounding area to work for the summer. Teens were nominated by school counselors to work for 15 hours and 5 hours of community service each week. The teens were placed throughout communities in Lyon and Storey counties to work. River Wranglers is lucky to have Cora, a teen from Dayton High School.

During her work this summer, Cora is blogging about what she does, what she learns and how this work experience is affecting her. She is posting weekly, or more frequently if she gets the writing urge, so be sure to keep up with Cora Belle updates.

River Wranglers thank the Community Chest and Healthy Communities Coalition for this great work project!