Category: Features

First Tracks with Curtis Fong

Tahoe Adventure Guide Curtis Fong

Tour Nevada’s Snow with Ski Guide Curtis Fong Curtis Fong is a member of the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and the International Skiing Heritage Association. He is Vice President of Programs in the West Region of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association and recently received the […]

Jackrabbits in Winter

Jackrabbit in Winter

by Larry Hyslop I was walking my dogs along a snow-covered dirt road, bundled up since the temperature was in the teens. A black-tailed jackrabbit emerged from the base of a large sagebrush to sprint down the road. My rat terrier took off in pursuit but soon gave up, having learned long ago it has […]

The Helping Spirit at Wabuska Nevada

Wabuska Nevada

by Eddie Ann Miller “Wabuska” is the Washoe Indian word for “White Grass”. The natives appropriately named this area for the chalky white alkali soil, which dusts everything, including grasses that grow near the hot springs. According to local Indians, the mineral rich, red hills which overlook Wabuska, provided the dye for the red paint […]

Tecopa Getaway

China Camp, near Tecopa

This Carson City resident was intent on getting away from the grind and finding a hot spring to soak in. She found it in Tecopa. Introducing the first in a series on Finding It in Nevada. by Evangeline Elston Though I am a hot springs enthusiast, I had never even heard of Tecopa Hot Spring […]

Horse Guts

Squaw Tom Sanders

by Squaw Tom Sanders This story I want to tell you about happened in 1917. I worked at Mono Lake there. It was team days back then, and we was buildin’ highways. We had rippers pulled with horses to loosen up the dirt. We had about eight, ten teams on this ripper, made out of […]

Icky to Underwrite Ichthyosaur Digs

Ichthyosaur dig in the Augusta Mountains of Nevada

The Ichthyosaur is Nevada’s favorite fossil, and it has been given a new lease on life by a German professor of Paleontology and a beer brewer in Reno. Metaphorically, I mean, not that Old Stonybones will ever swim again. Excavations in the mountains southeast of Lovelock have unearthed a large number and wide variety of these […]

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