See the Wind and Catch it Based on the true story that Ila Clements Davey (Godby) told me, as I imagined it. by Alan Goya There was a lot for a kid to do in Boulder City in the spring of 1935, a few months before the official dedication of Hoover Dam by President Roosevelt. These were kids of hardworking no-nonsense people who were building the biggest public works project since the Pyramids. The secret to doing the fun stuff kids like to do is to look like what you're doing is somehow productive and slyly have fun doing it. Like walking to school. Yes, kids once had to walk to school. There were a few cars, but their use didn’t usually include driving kids around. Everybody walked and explored the ground and found rocks to pick up and inspect and throw at things in the desert.Read more
I think we should start a new tradition of giving each other gifts on Nevada Day — something made in the state, or at least Nevada-related. I realize we have several months before Nevada Day rolls around again, but I want to give you a heads-up so you can be thinking about it. This comes up because, of course, the Legislature is still in town. As you know, most of them are from Las Vegas and were welcomed on their first day of work in Carson City by a snowstorm. It then proceeded to snow roughly every other hour for the rest of February. Peeved that Northern Nevada was getting all the snow, the southern legislators ordered a snowstorm for Las Vegas later in the month. It arrived on Feb. 20 and created quite a stir, being covered by national media and generating thousands of mentions on Facebook, Twitter and other places where people write about themselves.Read more
by Erick Studenicka First contested in 1983, the Ely Outdoor Enthusiasts club bills its annual Bristlecone Birkebeiner Cross Country Ski Race in rural White Pine County as the longest running Nordic event contested in Nevada. But the race is more than the Silver State’s oldest cross country ski race — it’s the only one. Located more than 300 miles from the renowned snow of Nevada’s east shore of Lake Tahoe, the Bureau of Land Management’s Ward Mountain Recreation Area in the shade of 10,941-foot Ward Mountain makes for an unlikely site of the state’s lone Nordic race.
by Curtis Fong, "The Guy from Tahoe" Keep up with arriving storms and resort conditions with my daily Lake Tahoe Mountain Resort Report With recent record snow fall in the Lake Tahoe region, Nevada ski resorts are enjoying unsurpassed conditions to be able to extend their ski & snowboard seasons into mid to late April. To keep up with arriving storms and resort conditions, here is my daily Lake Tahoe Mountain Resort Report link from BikeandSkiTahoe.com: http://www.bikeandskitahoe.com/lake-tahoe-ski-report/ March is usually when spring weather arrives and there are many fun events offered. We will see if Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of early spring comes to fruition, but at this time, look like more winter storms heading into March. None-the-less, Fun Events are the earmark of many resorts and here are a few you don’t want to miss. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe at the time of this writing, is reporting a packed snow base of 12 to 15 feet!
OATBRAN Part II, Putting Away the Bikes and Breaking out the Skis-OATBRAN Ride continues on US Highway 50 across Nevada. My last write-up featured the start from Lake Tahoe to the Lunch Stop at Bean Flat between Austin and Eureka. This the continuation of the ride and includes *Notes to the Mochila”. In honor of the Pony Express, we ask each rider to carry a saddlebag [...]
Bicycling Nevada in August-by Curtis Fong, “the Guy from Tahoe” August with its hot daytime temps and thunder showers is the Dog Days of Summer when it comes to bicycling events in Nevada. Still, August is still a great time to get out and ride, no matter where you are in Nevada. Road Biking in Northern Nevada and [...]
Bicycling Nevada – July is Looking Hot!-by Curtis Fong, “the Guy from Tahoe” The Bicycling Season in Nevada has started and is going strong with many exceptional June events and more upcoming in July. America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride on Sunday June 3 was sold out and had 3000 participants with 1040 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training bicyclists coming [...]
Jampacked June for Bicycling in Nevada-by Curtis Fong, “The Guy From Tahoe” Holly Molly! Did you see how fast that Peloton was moving through Carson Valley? Amazing Race! Women’s Stage 2 The 13th Annual Tour of California, Men’s Stage 6 and Women’s Stage 2, provided excitement and drama as both races came through the Carson Valley and climbed up and [...]
I think we should start a new tradition of giving each other gifts on Nevada Day — something made in the state, or at least Nevada-related. I realize we have several months before Nevada Day rolls around again, but I want to give you a heads-up so you can be thinking about it. This comes [...] Continue Reading
We have had a snowy winter in Elko, and I am ready for Spring. Regardless of the weather, there is plenty to take in this month. Here are a few snippets to consider. Get Your Green On Elko knows how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in grand style. My favorite place to be on Saturday [...] Continue Reading
March is the month to combine your activities to get the most out of Las Vegas! While the 10th Anniversary of the HSBC Sevens World Series of Rugby tournament is going on at Sam Boyd Stadium in Henderson from March 1st through the 3rd, you can also attend the International Fan Festival right next to [...] Continue Reading
1881 Carson & Colorado Railroad Dayton Depot is being Restored from the Historical Society of Dayton Valley Our ongoing depot restoration project will return our historic 1881 depot to its original appearance. Ours was the first depot built on the Carson & Colorado Railroad, the only passenger depot remaining in Nevada. Two others exist in [...] Continue Reading