Correspondence

Mesquite – Correspondence – November 2015

Mesquite – Correspondence – November 2015

Mesquite Mesquite is back in action! Mesquite continues to offer attractions that make the town an outdoor sports paradise as well as a rising star in the NV cultural community.   From its bike-friendly designation and ATV and OHRV fun to its new symphony orchestra, Mesquite hits all the right notes. Target shooters will be excited to learn that The Smokin’ Gun Pistol Range and Shot Shooting Club has opened at the old Oasis Gun Club location.   For information about the ...
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in Lehman Cave

Baker – Correspondence – October 2015

Baker October is one of the most beautiful months to visit Great Basin National Park. The cool, crisp air and changing colors makes it a great time to explore. One of my favorite places to visit in October is Strawberry Creek, where trails lead through meadows and riparian zones and connect with the historic Osceola Trail. The recently opened Snake Creek road is another great option, and the newly-constructed Serviceberry Trail is a rolling 3.6-mile scenic jaunt. One special event ...
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Nevada Correspondence - October 2015

Nevada Correspondence – October 2015

In this edition: Baker, Las Vegas(3), Lincoln County, Mesquite, Tuscarora, West Wendover, Railfanning in Ely Baker October is one of the most beautiful months to visit Great Basin National Park. The cool, crisp air and changing colors makes it a great time to explore. One of my favorite places to visit in October is Strawberry Creek, where trails lead through meadows and riparian zones and connect with the historic Osceola Trail. The recently opened Snake Creek road is another great option, ...
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Wendover Pedicab

Wendover Correspondence – October 2015

West Wendover Local Pedicab Service Hits Casino Roadblock Pedicabs, or bicycle powered rickshaws, will not be coming to Wendover as soon as expected, according to Salt City Cycle owner Lewis Gasper. “We have had some problems getting the casinos on board,” Gasper said Tuesday. “They have to get the okay from corporate, but we still plan to come.” The major issue, Gasper said, was whether the pedicabs would be allowed to wait for fares on casino property, have to wait ...
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The Big Lonely, Mesquite Film Festival

Mesquite – Correspondence – October 2015

Mesquite Mesquite’s “Best of Fest” Film Festival, Oct 5-8 Just in time for the arrival of snowbirds and all film fans, Mesquite welcomes you to its third  annual Best of Fest, an ancillary of Docutah International Documentary Film Festival staged by neighboring Dixie State University.  As its name implies, the Mesquite event gleans the very best from the 77 fine films screened at Docutah, and brings them to an even wider audience. The Festival opens with a kick-off, “Lights, Camera, ...
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Sea Monsters Revealed exhibit will open adjacent to Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay

Las Vegas – Correspondence – October 2015

Las Vegas It's time for Oktoberfest in Las Vegas! Motley Brews presents the Las Vegas Downtown Brew Festival on October 24th for adults over 21 years of age featuring unlimited samples from over 60 breweries with over 200 craft beers. Tickets were a little cheaper had you bought them in September; however, until 10/24/15 you can get general admission for $40 for entry from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Early bird tickets are $50 if purchased by 10/24/15 and will ...
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Brazilian Fire Eater

Nevada Correspondence – September 2015

Each month our intrepid correspondents file dispatches from around the state. In this edition: Las Vegas(3), Lincoln County, Mesquite, Reno, Smith Valley, Tuscarora, Railfanning in Verdi Las Vegas Rio Hotel & Casino How often do you visit the Rio Hotel & Casino? You might be missing out if you have not taken a tour of this just-off-the-Strip location. It’s easy to get to if you're not driving. They have a free shuttle bus that runs every 30 minutes from 10 a.m ...
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Reno 7 Card Stud

Reno – Correspondence – September 2015

Reno The Last 7-Card Stud Game in Nevada The Eldorado has had a poker room for more than 25 years, although it has been moved around the growing casino, the room is now quite permanent, and so is their one 7-card stud game. It’s the last stud game in town. In fact, it’s the last 7-card stud game in the state, so they baby it, keeping the game open, and allowing regulars a reason to play. The room has 11 ...
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Voodoo Zip Line Rio Hotel

Las Vegas – Correspondence – September 2015

Las Vegas Rio Hotel & Casino How often do you visit the Rio Hotel & Casino? You might be missing out if you have not taken a tour of this just-off-the-Strip location. It’s easy to get to if you're not driving. They have a free shuttle bus that runs every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., and you can pick it up at either the Sports Book side of Bally’s or in front of the Front Lobby at ...
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Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery

Mesquite – Correspondence – September 2015

Mesquite You are Invited to Mesquite’s Fine Art Invitational No RSVP needed to experience this lavish display of art! Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery hosts its annual Fine Art Invitational Exhibition, August 31-September 26. This is the fourth year that gallery operator, Virgin Valley Artists Association (VVAA), has gathered artist groups from across the region to jointly display the best of their original artwork. This year five Nevada organizations participate: Boulder City Art Guild, City Lights Art Co-op Gallery of Henderson, ...
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Wild Horses - Tuscarora

Tuscarora – Correspondence – September 2015

Tuscarora If you missed the Elko County Fair Labor Day weekend you missed seeing Tuscarora-Independence Valley cowboys and cowgirls compete — and some years sweep — the stock horse events. Our local Tuscarora ranch folks are that good. However, it’s probably not too late to take in the Van Norman and Friends Production Sale September 18-19, where you will see some of the best bred and finest-trained stock horses in the country. These working cow horses, bred and trained by ...
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Nevada Correspondence – August 2015

Nevada Correspondence – August 2015

Each month our intrepid correspondents file dispatches from around the state. In this edition: Gardnerville, Gerlach, Las Vegas, Lincoln County, Mesquite, Railfanning, Sparks, Tuscarora, West Wendover Gardnerville Meet Carolyn, the afternoon bartender at the "New"  Overland Restaurant and Pub located in Gardnerville, NV. What’s new about it? In a word, a lot! Most people know the old Overland as a Basque restaurant located in central Gardnerville for years. Since the early '80s it had been run by first Eusebio Cenoz ...
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Last Chance Joe's Last Chance

Sparks Correspondence – August 2015

Sparks Last Chance Joe’s Last Chance is Now The Sparks Heritage Museum, dba Sparks Museum and Cultural Center, working with Sparks Councilwoman Julia Ratti, was recently able to save from destruction the iconic figure of Last Chance Joe, a massive 36-foot-high statue based on a cartoonist's caricature of an old-time gold prospector and originally installed in front of the Sparks Nugget in 1958. In 2014, the new owners of the Sparks Nugget planned to remodel the facade of the Nugget, ...
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Pablo Picasso is on display at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

Las Vegas – Correspondence – August 2015

Las Vegas Since pizza is one of the five main food groups, I only eat the very best. Not a problem in Las Vegas as Tony Gemignani, who owns and operates Pizza Rock, is the 11-time World Pizza Champion. He is the only Triple Crown winner at the International Pizza Championships in Lecce, Italy and won the title of World Champion Pizza Maker in 2007 at the World Pizza Cup in Naples, Italy … becoming the first American and non-Neapolitan ...
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Tuscarora 4th of July Parade

Tuscarora – Correspondence – August 2015

Tuscarora We think this was the 17th Annual Fourth of July parade in Tuscarora, but nobody knows for sure. This year Vern Lamb, who lives and works at the nearby NDOT maintenance station, drove the firetruck.  Vern says driving a firetruck has been on his bucket list since he was a kid.  Two of his grandsons were in the back with semi-automatic squirt guns and water balloons, squirting the parade participants, all twelve onlookers and each other. There were at ...
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Mural on Golden West Casino Restaurant in Mesquite, NV

Mesquite – Correspondence – August 2015

Mesquite Stop In and Step Back in Time! No town has a more intriguing and lovable museum than Mesquite!   The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum is at the heart of Mesquite Boulevard, an arrow-straight road that, in the late 1800s, connected farmsteads of the little settlement along the Virgin River.   It is no accident that the museum sits on the route of the Old Spanish Trail, as this has always been a gateway to Southern Nevada.  That valley trail has transitioned ...
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Midway Machine

Nevada Correspondence – July 2015

Each month our intrepid correspondents file dispatches from around the state. In this edition: Eureka, Hawthorne, Las Vegas, Lincoln County, Mesquite, Tuscarora Eureka Eureka is talking about open pit mining and vultures, and unlike the Comstock these are two different topics here. The mining news is bad: Midway Gold, proprietor of the Pan Project east of town, has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection because of their poor returns from the cyanide leach process so far, and has been delisted by the ...
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Midway Machine

Eureka – Correspondence – July 2015

Eureka Eureka is talking about open pit mining and vultures, and unlike the Comstock these are two different topics here. The mining news is bad: Midway Gold, proprietor of the Pan Project east of town, has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection because of their poor returns from the cyanide leach process so far, and has been delisted by the New York Stock Exchange. Coupled with the ongoing ups and downs of General Moly’s New Hope mine, the immediate mining outlook at ...
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Hawthorne Tornado

Hawthorne – Correspondence – July 2015

Hawthorne The Hawthorne Tornado: The first damage done by the tornado was out at the “Base,” Area 49, just east of town. A building there sustained not only roof sheeting damage, but the structure (roof trusses) was damaged, too. The first structure hit as it came into town was a billboard. It virtually blew up and was severely damaged. Across the street, it struck two mobile homes back to back.  Another billboard 50 feet to the south of the swath was ...
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Hiking in Mesquite

Mesquite – Correspondence – July 2015

Mesquite Mesquite has opened  its brand-new splash pad in Hafen Park (450 Hafen Lane) just in time for the summer heat. The deliciously cool expanse of bubbling, flowing water is a great addition to Mesquite’s summertime activities for kids, along with tennis courts, paved trails, playground equipment, shaded picnic tables, and other recreational facilities. Located on the easily accessible bike and walking path along the Virgin River, a pleasant place to enjoy the valley’s spectacular scenery and summer sizzle. Free ...
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