Hawthorne Army Depot

NevadaGram #150 – Comstock Mining Update, Must See-Must Do 2014

Comstock Mining Update: At its regularly scheduled meeting on January 2, the Lyon County Commission broke all precedent by ignoring its Planning commission's recommendation to deny the Comstock Mining Inc's Master Plan Amendment and Zoning...
Lyon County Planning Recommends Denial

NevadaGram #149 – Comstock Mining Update, “Jesus’ Birthday”

The struggle over pit mining in the Virginia City National Historic Landmark has shifted south through Devil's Gate from Storey to Lyon County. At last month's scheduled hearing before the Lyon County Planning...
S-Line Reservoir in Fallon, Nevada

NevadaGram #148 – A Dream Speech and a Call from Joe

AS I WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND the Governor's Conference on Tourism in Las Vegas this week, I found myself reflecting on the Great State of Nevada and its future, imagining a speech from that...
USS Nevada

NevadaGram #147 – Nevada Day in Carson City

IT IS NEVADA DAY, the grandest 72-hour day of our year, and the great Nevada Day Parade in Carson City on Saturday is its most splendid expression, a gaudy 3-hour procession of floats, bands...
Sunrise over I-80 in Nevada

NevadaGram #146 – Andy & the Snake, A Postcard from Shorty

THE NEW Harrah's Hotel was one of four or five buildings that rose up out of Reno's grimy brick downtown like bright porcelain teeth in a mouthful of rotting stumps. I had begun talking...

NevadaGram #143 – Comstock Mining Updates

Since late in 2010 the necessity of defending the Virginia City National Historic Landmark against surface mining has meant interrupting the NevadaGram from time to time. Compared to the other frustrations and annoyances we and...
The restored and refurbished Tuscarora Society Hall contains the community museum.

NevadaGram #142 – A Visit to Tuscarora

Share on Facebook Tuscarora's great event takes place every other year, usually over the Memorial Day weekend: Open Studios, during which visitors may tour the ateliers and meet the "sensitives" (as my friend Buckeye Blake...
Laughln Boat Race

NevadaGram #141 – Living Large in Laughlin, Postcard from Shorty

Laughlin should have been named Fun City — Laughlin NV in the 1970s no-one comes here on business unless they are in the fun business. We come for the food, the drink, the easy-going...
The 2013 wine crush at Rural Round-Up

NevadaGram #140 – Rural Round Up in Pahrump, An afternoon in Carson Valley, A...

April's great event for those of us non-metropolitans who strive to build Nevada Tourism, is Rural Round Up. It is the annual gathering of folks from what we used to call the cow counties...
Squaw Tom Sanders

NevadaGram #139 – March 2013 Sourdough Slim and Squaw Tom Sanders

What They're saying About Us The New York Times goes winter kayaking on Lake Tahoe. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America is available at...

NevadaGram #138 – February 2013 Chinese New Year in Virginia City

What They're saying About Us The New York Times visits the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. Photo: New York Times Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in...

NevadaGram #137 – January 2013 Pit Mining on the Comstock, More from Shorty

What They're saying About Us Photo Courtesty of Max Whittaker for The New York Times The New York Times finds a Storey County Commissioner at the Mustang Ranch. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately...
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