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Our most recent Nevada Gram

NevadaGram #212 - Boulder City 1935, Squaw Tom, Sourdough Slim, and the MaryJane Sisters At Play

On the way to School, Baker Nevada
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

Most Recent Nevada Correspondence

Carson City Correspondence - March 2019

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

Recent Feature

Ely's Bristlecone Birkebeiner is Nevada’s First, Best
(and Only) Crosscountry Ski Race

Finish Line, Bristlecone Birkebeiner, Ely Nevada

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.

Recent Feature

Curtis Fong Skis Nevada - March 2019

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!

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