Correspondence

Reno Correspondence - August 2017

Reno Correspondence – August 2017

Hike (Bike) of the Month Summer is hot enough in Reno, without us adding to global warming by driving our cars around everywhere. So this month Erik and I decided to dust off our bikes and do some ‘splorin’, with the help of the RTC’s free Reno/Sparks Bike Map. Our favorite ride so far is the Truckee River Bike Path, which passes right by our loft and runs along the river in both directions. We have met people from all ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - August 2017

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – August 2017

The last big push of summer is upon us, and it’s been one hot summer all over the country.  The dog days of summer are here at Lake Tahoe, and Reno is not the only place with hot August nights.  We must enjoy them as much as possible, because lounging at Zephyr Cove Beach or taking a dip in the lake in December is no fun at all. Things are still very happening in the final month of the Tahoe ...
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Nevada Correspondence - July 2017

Nevada Correspondence – July 2017

In this edition: Baker, Boulder City, Elko, Ely, Gerlach, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Reno, South Lake Tahoe Baker Nevada's Last Glacier July is one of the busiest months in Baker, with hotel rooms, cave tours, and developed campgrounds at capacity. You can still enjoy your visit by booking ahead (for lodging options and cave tours) and checking out more primitive campsites (e.g., Snake Creek area and Sacramento Pass recreational area). And there is lots of great backcountry, ...
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Baker Correspondence - July 2017

Baker Correspondence – July 2017

Nevada's Last Glacier July is one of the busiest months in Baker, with hotel rooms, cave tours, and developed campgrounds at capacity. You can still enjoy your visit by booking ahead (for lodging options and cave tours) and checking out more primitive campsites (e.g., Snake Creek area and Sacramento Pass recreational area). And there is lots of great backcountry, with over 100 miles of trails in the North and South Snake Ranges.  For nformation on lodgings, restaurants, bars, and stores ...
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Boulder City Correspondence - July 2017

Boulder City Correspondence – July 2017

Snow White Sang at the Boulder Theatre Somewhat neglected in the story of Boulder City is the fact that Boulder Dam was built not just to generate electrical power but to inspire a nation. The architect Gordon Kaufman added the Art Deco touches to project a modern, forward-looking vision of America that was badly needed in the Great Depression. Boulder Dam was later renamed Hoover Dam, but nothing else was renamed -- causing endless confusion to visitors about where Boulder ...
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Elko Correspondence - July 2017

Elko Correspondence – July 2017

Summer greetings from Elko. There is plenty to see and do in Elko this July. Here are a few of my favorites. Wild about Flowers This year's heavy snows and spring rains are guaranteed to produce a bumper crop of wildflowers this summer. Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway is one of the best spots to see the wildflowers. You can see plenty of flowers along the 12-mile drive to Road's End. For a closer view, any of the six hiking trails ...
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Ely Correspondence - July 2017

Ely Correspondence – July 2017

July 4th in Ely July 4th is one of the biggest celebrations of the year in Ely. There is a long history and tradition for this. In the early days of the mining and ranching here, workers were recruited from all over the world because of the skills they had. Underground miners came from Wales and England, and Basque sheepherders from France and nearby areas, Others came to work in their trades, including Chinese workers in the restaurants and laundries ...
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Gerlach Correspondence - July 2017

Gerlach Correspondence – July 2017

Spend the 4th of July on the Black Rock Desert!  Join Friends of Black Rock-High Rock out on the Black Rock Desert playa for a beautiful, informative and all-around good time this Independence Day.  This is a Leave No Trace camp out event. When: June 30th through July 2nd Where: We plan on camping at GPS coordinates: 40°49’33.3″N 119°12’45.0″W. We have weather contingency plans, but this is what we’re going with until further notice. Activities will include tours of the ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - July 2017

Las Vegas Correspondence – July 2017

The iconic PAC-MAN character is one of the most recognizable figures in video game history and was the basis for the most successful arcade game of all time. Diamond Jack remembers losing game after game while playing the revolutionary console at the old Sahara Tahoe at Stateline. Well, the character is back and has arrived on casino floors at eight Boyd Gaming properties as PAC MAN WILD EDITION, a new video slot machine game from Ainsworth Game Technologies. Boyd Gaming properties with the game ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - July 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – July 2017

Martina McBride brings Country Music to the E Center American country music singer-songwriter and record producer Martina McBride will appear in the E Center at the Edgewater on Friday, July 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 - $105. The Multiple Grammy® nominee McBride signed with RCA Records in 1991. She has sold more than 18 million albums and earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and three with ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - July 2017

Lincoln County Correspondence – July 2017

Pioche, seat of Lincoln County In stark contrast to its very colorful 19th-century past, 21st-century Pioche, Nevada attracts visitors and new residents with its friendly, picturesque, quiet  hometown appeal. The town, on U.S. Highway 93, is the county seat of Lincoln County. A main attraction is the courthouse, built in 1938, a prominent fixture of the town. An even more famous attraction is the "Million Dollar Courthouse," the one used from 1873 to 1938. (And that's another fascinating story all ...
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Mineral County Correspondence - July 2017

Mineral County Correspondence – July 2017

A Year-Round Blast In the summer month of July, families gather with outdoor water sports, picnics and fireworks on their mind. Kids anticipate July 4th with an evening of booms, then bursts of color in the night sky that slowly spray down embers, like sparkling waterfalls.  But in Mineral County, the Paiute Indian tribal members concentrate on selling dazzling fireworks in an all-year supply. Just north of Hawthorne and Walker Lake along highway 95,  the town of Schurz stands as ...
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Reno Correspondence - July 2017

Reno Correspondence – July 2017

Reno: The Best Place to Live (and Play) When Erik and I were striving to create a home for ourselves, first separately and then together, we faced a couple of challenges. First, we are both desert rats. We love big skies, open spaces, ghost towns and lonesome places. We fantasize about living “out in the middle of nowhere.” However, Erik grew up in Chicago and is a self-described “urban rodent.” And then there is the little matter of earning a ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - July 2017

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2017

The Fourth of July lands on a Tuesday this year, and that means a four-day weekend. (Yay! )  Or why not just take the whole week off? Americans nowadays don’t take enough vacation time, anyway. But this little town up here in the mountains will be filled to the gills this month with merry travelers looking for a good time.  Not many places in the world offer as much as Lake Tahoe does in terms of variety of recreational activities.  ...
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Nevada Correspondence - June 2017

Nevada Correspondence – June 2017

In this edition: Baker, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Lincoln County, Mineral County, South Lake Tahoe Baker Baker is busy in June! Fortunately, all the local businesses are up and running. One of the new offerings is the Great Basin Café, up next to the Lehman Caves Visitor Center. Hours are starting at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with breakfast and lunch served. Menu offerings include locally made bagels, coffee cake, cheesecake, and cookies; pretzel sandwiches, steak chili, and to-go salads; ...
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Baker Correspondence - June 2017

Baker Correspondence – June 2017

Baker is busy in June! Fortunately, all the local businesses are up and running. One of the new offerings is the Great Basin Café, up next to the Lehman Caves Visitor Center. Hours are starting at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with breakfast and lunch served. Menu offerings include locally made bagels, coffee cake, cheesecake, and cookies; pretzel sandwiches, steak chili, and to-go salads; Shirley Temple and Roy Rogers floats; beer, wine, and other beverages. A variety of local arts ...
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Elko Correspondence - June 2017

Elko Correspondence – June 2017

California Trail Days On June 3rd and 4th, come experience western history as the California Trail Interpretive Center will be hosts its Annual Trail Days event. This free event features demonstrations and talks, living displays of a Shoshone Indian camp, as well as an emigrant wagon train encampment. On Saturday night there will be a pioneer dance with live music by Southwind. Find out more at californiatrailcenter.org Camping in Lamoille Canyon With the nice Spring weather upon us, it is ...
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Ely Correspondence - June 2017

Ely Correspondence – June 2017

Ely's Great Bathtub Race at Cave Lake Ely has a history of creating off the wall events, and one of the wackiest has to be the Great Bath Tub Race held each June at Cave Lake State Park. After one of the local motels remodeled their rooms a few years ago, a late night brainstorming session led to the wild idea of floating and racing bath tubs on the lake. A few planning sessions followed and the concept for a ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - June 2017

Las Vegas Correspondence – June 2017

The calm before the explosions Ramping up to the explosive month of July, it’s nice to calm things down a bit, relaxing at events that you would not normally attend. You can catch the pool league championships at Bally’s, dress up in comical costumes or be a pawn at the chess festival. So, take that rest before July and summertime activities hit! The Valley National 8-Ball League is holding the 37th annual VNEA World Pool Championships at Bally’s through June ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - June 2017

Lincoln County Correspondence – June 2017

Beaver Dam Gravel Grinder “Wanna take a ride?” That’s a line from a 1997 science-fiction movie “Contact” with Jodi Foster and Matthew McConaughey. But for now we will allow it to be an invitation to participate in this year’s annual Beaver Dam Gravel Grinder mountain bike ride in Lincoln County on June 17. With its deep canyons, high peaks, unique volcanic rock formations and juniper–pine forests, riders and visitors alike will find it an enjoyable place to unplug and unwind ...
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South Lake Tahoe

A trio of young skiers at Heavenly Ski Resort

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2016

November is a month of great anticipation: who is going to be elected the next president of the United States?  ...
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Tayler Creek, South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – October 2016

Lake Tahoe in October It happens every year: the subtle changes of the season, and you start to see and ...
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Iconic sternwheeler the Tahoe Queen undergoing repairs following extensive damage by a fire.

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – September 2016

Lake Tahoe Is Lovely in September Well, that’s a wrap on summer at Lake Tahoe.  Wait, no it isn’t: September ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - August 2016

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – August 2016

South Lake Tahoe It’s the middle of the dog days of summer. The temperatures are hot, and life tends to ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - July 2016

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2016

South Lake Tahoe Entertainment is the word at South Lake Tahoe in the month of July.  There’s going to be ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - June 2016

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – June 2016

South Lake Tahoe It's Summertime at Lake Tahoe! Here we go, summertime at Lake Tahoe! Three whole months of fun ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - May 2016

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2016

South Lake Tahoe Springtime at Lake Tahoe Get out the shorts and t-shirts, but don’t put your parkas away just ...
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Oyster Bar at Hard Rock Cafe

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – April 2016

South Lake Tahoe Shoulder season, the time of year between the peak winter and summer travel seasons at places like ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - March 2016

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2016

South Lake Tahoe Winter at the South Shore of Lake Tahoe has taken a hiatus. Apart from one nice snow ...
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Edgewood Resort Project

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – February 2016

South Lake Tahoe Edgewood Golf Course A site of a major redevelopment project doesn’t sound like a great place to ...
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Elko

Elko Correspondence - April 2017

Elko Correspondence – April 2017

Bighorns in the Rubies Early Spring is the perfect time to see the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in the Ruby ...
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Elko Correspondence - February 2017

Elko Correspondence – February 2017

Old West Murals in Downtown Elko In November and December, eleven photo murals were installed in downtown Elko. These photo ...
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Lamoille Canyon in Fall

Elko Correspondence – October 2016

Fall Colors in Elko County A Fall brings a lot of changes to the mountains of Elko County, and one ...
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September Hiking in the Rubies

Elko Correspondence – September 2016

September Hiking in the Rubies September is often the best time to hike in the Ruby Mountains, as the temperatures ...
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Elko Correspondence - July 20016

Elko Correspondence – July 20016

Elko July Campouts I'm paraphrasing a line from one of the poets who recited earlier this year at the National ...
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Boulder City

Boulder City is the Annual Art in the Park

Boulder City Correspondence – October 2016

Good Citizens The biggest event of the year in Boulder City is the Annual Art in the Park held downtown ...
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Alabama the Toilet-paper Man

Boulder City Correspondence – September 2016

A Walkable City & Alabam the Toilet-paper Man Everyone has seen something that looked like something but which they are ...
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Boulder City Correspondence - August 2016

Boulder City Correspondence – August 2016

Boulder City Lake Mead and Boulder City There would be no Boulder City without Lake Mead. Boulder City's was created ...
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Boulder City Correspondence - July 2016

Boulder City Correspondence – July 2016

Boulder City Boulder City 68th Annual Damboree 4th of July Celebration One of of the joys of Boulder City is scale. Unlike ...
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Boulder City Correspondence - June 2016

Boulder City Correspondence – June 2016

Boulder City The Magic Forest of Wee Thump Boulder City is really at the intersection of so many crossroads. While ...
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Reno

Virginia Street Bridge in Reno

Reno Correspondence – May 2016

Reno Whether you are a dedicated metal-head, or just an open mind seeking new forms of entertainment, Reno’s local metal ...
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Reno Ukelele Festival

Reno Correspondence – April 2016

Reno If you are planning to travel to Reno in the month of April, you picked the right month! There ...
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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, ...
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Baker

The Strawberry Fire viewed from Nevada Highway 487 near Baker

Baker Correspondence – September 2016

Strawberry Fire Update On August 8, 2016, smoke was spotted in upper Strawberry Creek drainage, on the north side of ...
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Gretchen - Bristlecone PineQ

Baker Correspondence – August 2016

Baker Great Basin National Park Celebrates National Park Service Centennial The National Park Service is turning 100 on August 25 ...
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Baker Correspondence - July 2016

Baker Correspondence – July 2016

Baker Escape the Heat There are three fun ways to escape the summer heat in Baker: get wet, go up ...
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Snake Valley Festival Parade

Baker Correspondence – June 2016

Baker The Snake Valley Festival The big event in Baker in June is the Snake Valley Festival, June 17-19, 2016 ...
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Snowy campsite at Wheel Peak Camp Ground

Baker Correspondence – May 2016

Baker The biggest special event for the month in Baker is the Great Basin National Park Centennial Bird BioBlitz. Held ...
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Baker Correspondence - April 2016

Baker Correspondence – April 2016

Baker  "April showers bring May flowers" We’re hoping for more rain in April, as it’s been a dry February and ...
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Baker Correspondence - March 2016

Baker Correspondence – March 2016

Baker Climbing Wheeler Peak A popular activity for those who visit Baker is to climb Wheeler Peak, the second highest ...
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Baker Correspondence - February 2016

Baker Correspondence – February 2016

Baker Interesting Things to Do and Places to See in February February may very well be the quietest month of ...
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Pondering some mysterious tracks

Baker Correspondence – January 2016

Baker Baker Happenings Sheepherders' Gathering, January 15-16 Join the fun in one of the most unusual parties in the state ...
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Sunset over- the Snake Range Gretchen Baker

Baker – Correspondence – December 2015

Baker Christmas Bird Count What birds live in your backyard? December is the perfect time to find out, as it's ...
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Carson Valley

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Tuscarora

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 ...
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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 ...
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Tuscarora – Correspondence – July 2015

Tuscarora – Correspondence – July 2015

Tuscarora Summer hours for Society Hall, the Tuscarora community center, are Saturday and Sunday  11:00-2:00. (Maintained by the Friends of ...
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Railfanning

Union Pacific locomotives near Weso

Railfanning Correspondence – December 2015

Railfanning in Weso This month's railfan dispatch is all about watching trains in Weso, Nevada.  Wait, where? If you try ...
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas Correspondence - February 2016

Las Vegas Correspondence – February 2016

Las Vegas Beer Park by Budweiser Beer Park by Budweiser at Paris Hotel is another reason why there is only ...
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Yoga with dolphins

Las Vegas Correspondence – January 2016

Las Vegas In Las Vegas, It's That Time of Year for ... Exercise! Sure, you could go to the fitness ...
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Las Vegas - Correspondence - December 2015

Las Vegas – Correspondence – December 2015

Las Vegas In some parts of our glorious state, there is snow, sleet, hail and rain. In Las Vegas, there ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Mesquite

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 ...
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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 ...
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Tonopah

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Ely

The Polar Express of Ely brings the story to life

Ely Correspondence – November 2016

Ely Celebrates the Christmas Holiday The small hometown of Ely begins the holiday season Thanksgiving weekend and then offers a ...
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Halloween in Ely

Ely Correspondence – October 2016

Halloween in Ely A Ely celebrates the fall harvest and Halloween in a variety of ways, all designed to take ...
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Mount Moriah

Ely Correspondence – September 2016

Great Basin College Fall Field Trips Two field trips are being offered by the Great Basin College during the Fall ...
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Ely Correspondence – August 2016

Ely Ely in August There are always a variety of great events and happenings in Ely, but August especially has ...
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Ely Correspondence - July 2016

Ely Correspondence – July 2016

Ely National Speleological Society Convention in Ely The National Speleological Society (NSS) will hold their 2016 Convention in Ely, Nevada, ...
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Ely Renaissance Village Store

Ely Correspondence – June 2016

Ely Ely’s Renaissance Village Has New Residents In 2005, the Ely Renaissance Society purchased a piece of property from the ...
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Ely Correspondence - May 2016

Ely Correspondence – May 2016

Ely Ely Art Bank Host Reception The Ely Renaissance Society has plans for a busy season with a reception/celebration planned ...
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Ely Correspondence - April 2016

Ely Correspondence – April 2016

Ely Garnet Mercantile Revitalizes Ely’s Downtown Area When Ely lost its main retail store, JC Penney a few years ago, ...
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Ely Correspondence - March 2016

Ely Correspondence – March 2016

Ely Great Basin College Geology Field Trips For the adventurous person interested in the Great Basin, two geology field trips ...
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Ely Correspondence - February 2016

Ely Correspondence – February 2016

Ely Ely Renaissance Plans for 2016 The Ely Renaissance Society is ready for 2016. The Ely Art Bank will host ...
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Lincoln County

Lincoln County Correspondence - March 2017

Lincoln County Correspondence – March 2017

"P" stands for Pahranagat Does your town or community have a letter of the alphabet high on a mountain side ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - February 2017

Lincoln County Correspondence – February 2017

Free Roaming Burros and a Remarkable Mule in 1930s Pioche Pioche, Nevada, in the days of the Great Depression and ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - January 2017

Lincoln County Correspondence – January 2017

Fine Dining in Lincoln County Windmill Ridge was awarded a Hotel of the Year Shout-Out in 2013 Lincoln County’s only ...
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Drone Demo, Lincoln County

Lincoln County Correspondence – December 2016

Drone Demo at Alamo Airport A The hottest things in aeronautics at present aren’t stealth bombers, advanced jet fighters or bigger ...
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Pahranagat Valley right on defense against Tonopah in a recent game

Lincoln County Correspondence – November 2016

Forfeit gives Pahranagat football 100th win Allow us to crow a little bit again. Only two schools in the over-a-century ...
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Silver City

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Wendover

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Virginia City

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Gold Point

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Laughlin

Laughlin Correspondence - March 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – March 2017

E Center Attracts Headliners Loggins, Mandel and Robinson The E Center at the Edgewater has a “fab” lineup in March ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - February 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – February 2017

Shooter Jennings Headlines at the Riverside with Waymore’s Outlaws will perform in Don’s Celebrity Theatre at the Riverside Resort Feb ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - January 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – January 2017

Pointer Sisters to appear at the Edgewater The Pointer Sisters will headline the E Center at the Edgewater on Saturday, ...
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Gladys Knight Laughlin

Laughlin Correspondence – December 2016

Bill Engvall Headlines Edgewater's E Center Top comedian Bill Engvall will be center stage at the E Center on Saturday, ...
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Ray Anthony as Richie Valens

Laughlin Correspondence – October 2016

Neil Sedaka Will Light Up the E Center Multi-talented Neil Sedaka will be singing his many hits and playing piano ...
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Sparks

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Hawthorne

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Eureka

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