Correspondence

Nevada Correspondence - May 2017

Nevada Correspondence – May 2017

In this edition: Baker, Boulder City, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mineral County, South Lake Tahoe Baker The flowers are blooming, and you can enjoy them over a longer distance as the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive in Great Basin National Park is plowed this month. During the winter it is open only to Upper Lehman Creek Campground, but as conditions allow, it is opened to the Osceola Trail parking, then Mather Overlook, then the Wheeler Peak Summit parking, ...
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Baker Correspondence - May 2017

Baker Correspondence – May 2017

The flowers are blooming, and you can enjoy them over a longer distance as the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive in Great Basin National Park is plowed this month. During the winter it is open only to Upper Lehman Creek Campground, but as conditions allow, it is opened to the Osceola Trail parking, then Mather Overlook, then the Wheeler Peak Summit parking, then the Bristlecone/Alpine Lakes trailhead, and finally the Wheeler Peak campground is opened, often around Memorial Day weekend or ...
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Boulder City Correspondence - May 2017

Boulder City Correspondence – May 2017

America's Heroes and Boulder City, or Why We Love Veterans Larry was a special friend, a fishing buddy. Fishing buddies lie, cheat, compete, and, sometimes, are even willing to die for one another. The first time we ever went fishing together, I remember us sizing each other up. He had nice, very new gear with a very pretty lure that I was sure no self-respecting fish would attack unless he got really pissed off at it. Larry boasted, "This lure ...
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Elko Correspondence - May 2017

Elko Correspondence – May 2017

Edible Elko  The Fresh Fare Bistro has been open for a few months, and I finally tried it out, twice, during the past week. I am glad I did. Their menu is centered around providing healthy meals prepared with organic and sustainable products including organic veggies, grass-fed beef and free range chicken. For dinner I had the vegetable stuffed chicken breast, and for breakfast I had the salmon eggs Benedict. Both were very good! Combine that with friendly wait staff ...
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Ely Correspondence - May 2017

Ely Correspondence – May 2017

Ely’s Open Road Race Twice a year Ely hosts an open road race where anyone who enters can run 90 miles of highway flat out or as fast as they want. How is this possible? The third weekend of May and September, Highway 318 from Lund to Hiko, is closed to traffic. The race starts just south of Lund and runs 90 miles to Hiko. Contestants are the only traffic on the road, and timed races are run.  This is ...
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Gerlach Correspondence - May 2017

Gerlach Correspondence – May 2017

Kayaking in Gerlach?  This wet year has brought an unusual amount of water to the Black Rock Desert. Folks have been kayaking, paddleboarding and floating, taking advantage of this rare phenomenon. "I've never seen this much water on the playa" said a local resident of over 30 years. Water forms every year on the flat playa, but this year there has been an exceptional amount. The water tends to move with the winds, so sometimes you will find it to be more accessible ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - May 2017

Las Vegas Correspondence – May 2017

It’s not easy driving through Las Vegas when you’re hungry and you’re looking for something besides another half-pound double cheeseburger with fries and a thick, chocolate milk shake. Consider Health Binge, the grab-and-go style health market that provides over 60 portion-controlled, freshly-prepared meals at the ease of a fast food establishment. It was created by former NFL athlete Gerome Sapp. His menu includes nutrient-rich breakfast, lunch and dinner meals along with other nutrient-rich snacks and juices. Health Binge is at ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - May 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – May 2017

Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas will visit the Avi The two-time Grammy Award Winning Mariachi Divas, a multi-cultural, all-female ensemble formed in 1999 in Los Angeles by founder, director and distinguished trumpet player Cindy Shea, will appear in the Avi Grand Ballroom on Sunday, May 7 at 8 p.m. The band has had nine Grammy nominations. They are in the recording studio creating their 13th CD, “Recordando Juan Gabriel,” which will be released this year. Tickets start at $15. Rio Vista Amphitheater ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - May 2017

Lincoln County Correspondence – May 2017

World Migratory Bird Day "Come Fly with Me" is an old song by Frank Sinatra, and let’s make it the theme this year for World Migratory Bird Day, May 12-13. Okay, so it probably isn’t the official theme, but it sounds good anyway. World Migratory Bird Day is a worldwide event, and it’s also being observed at the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge because the refuge is on the Pacific Flyway, where the number of migratory bird species that can be ...
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Mineral County Correspondence - May 2017

Mineral County Correspondence – May 2017

Hawthorne's Restored 1942 USO Building Historic buildings don’t always make the restoration list, but the USO Building in Hawthorne is one of only two left standing in the United States. With the original structure restored to incorporate some of today’s building standards, Mineral County saw fit to retain this valuable 1942 landmark from it’s memorable days when it was a jumping social hall. With WW II soldiers crowding in to meet young hostesses, one can only imagine those couples swinging ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - May 2017

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2017

Amazing what a difference a year makes!   Last year at this time the West was gripped by a severe drought. It seemed as though climate change had shifted the weather pattern so badly that we wouldn’t receive any more snow in the Sierra Nevada ever again.  Water levels dropped  at South Lake Tahoe to the point that docks and boat buoys sat on dry land.  People were seriously concerned that a dry winter would become the norm.  Then it ...
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Nevada Correspondence - April 2017

Nevada Correspondence – April 2017

In this edition: Baker, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mineral County, South Lake Tahoe Baker April is a wonderful month to be in Baker. Flowers are blooming, snow is melting up in the mountains, and the temperatures are very comfortable. Visitors are coming, and the town is reawakening from its winter slumber. The Great Basin Café will be opening mid-month at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center under new management. Check the May installment for more info about what ...
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Baker Correspondence - April 2017

Baker Correspondence – April 2017

April is a wonderful month to be in Baker. Flowers are blooming, snow is melting up in the mountains, and the temperatures are very comfortable. Visitors are coming, and the town is reawakening from its winter slumber. The Great Basin Café will be opening mid-month at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center under new management. Check the May installment for more info about what they’re offering. The Magic Bean coffee cart will also be opening in April. Locals have gone all ...
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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 Mountains. Last weekend, I took a quick drive in Lamoille Canyon and spotted over 20 sheep right along the road. It was quite the sight. Every spring the sheep come down low to graze on the fresh vegetation that greens up in March and April. Enjoy the sights, and please remember to keep your distance from the sheep when viewing ...
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Ely Correspondence - April 2017

Ely Correspondence – April 2017

Ely Art Bank Adds New Exhibit The Ely Art Bank will host an open house on April 1 for its newest art exhibit. Wally Cuchine has been collecting Nevada Art for over 40 years. Part of his collection will now be on display at the Art Bank. Wally Cuchine’s art collection is made up of paintings and other pieces that capture the beauty of Nevada’s Great Basin landscapes, buildings, and the people who have made Nevada home for generations. Cuchine ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - April 2017

Las Vegas Correspondence – April 2017

You never know what you'll find in Las Vegas -- so enjoy! On April 1st and 2nd, the Silver State Kennel Club will have their AKC (American Kennel Club) Show at the Sports Center of Las Vegas on Las Vegas Boulevard South and Sunset Road. The events are from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and will showcase all breeds of purebred dogs in obedience, junior showmanship and rally trials. You will see hounds, poodles, bull & Scottish terriers, labs, dachshunds, ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - April 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – April 2017

Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters Visit Riverside Resort Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters will headline in Don’s Celebrity Theatre at the Riverside Resort April 6-8 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35. This April, The Boxmasters are celebrating their 10-year anniversary with their “Tea Surfing Tour.” The group was formed when Thornton met J.D. Andrew in Bellflower, Calif., and discovered they both came to California to make it in the world of electric hillbilly music. Combining this genre with ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - April 2017

Lincoln County Correspondence – April 2017

New Hiko Junction billboard When are you coming to Lincoln County again? Soon, we hope. And as you come to the Hiko Junction, where U.S. 93 and SR 375 intersect, there is a new, more attractive tourist billboard to see. It is more interesting than the old one that has been on the same wooden frame structure for many years. This new sign is double-sided, whereas the old sign was only single sided, and it has a slightly different message ...
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Mineral County Correspondence - April 2017

Mineral County Correspondence – April 2017

An Amazing Patriotic Experience There is no denying that the feeling of patriotism is alive and well in Mineral County. Hearts fill with pride upon seeing and hearing the U.S. military jets present their formal noon flyover, the kickoff to the annual Armed Forces Day parade. It is the one holiday in which Hawthorne, Nevada opens up its streets in an endearing atmosphere. With memories of a small country fair, this rural town becomes a celebration of every military contribution ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - April 2017

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – April 2017

Spring is in the air, and there is snow everywhere.  But the big thaw is underway, while the days get longer and the temperatures start to rise.  All the creeks and streams are swollen, and the meadows look like big ponds.  When the snow starts to melt off the mountains, the number of people visiting Lake Tahoe starts to melt as well. April is typically the slowest time of year up here at the South Shore.  The ski resorts close, ...
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South Lake Tahoe

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

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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June in Elko

Elko Correspondence – June 2016

Elko Waterfalls and wildflowers June greetings from Elko. This is my first post, and I'm happy to be sharing stories ...
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Elko Correspondence - February 2016

Elko Correspondence – February 2016

Elko Megateuthis  Makes its Debut in Elko The giant, mechanical squid known as Megateuthis was a Burning Man sensation this ...
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Boulder City

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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Boulder City Correspondence - May 2016

Boulder City Correspondence – May 2016

Boulder City Discovering Boulder City Travelers tend to run into Boulder City, coming and going from somewhere else.  Going to ...
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Reno

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

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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Sheep crossing a highway near Baker

Baker – Correspondence – November 2015

Baker Although November sees fewer humans in and around Baker, it’s the time of year when thousands of sheep return ...
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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 ...
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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 - 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

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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Fire and Ice Festival

Ely Correspondence – January 2016

Ely Cave Lake Ice Fishing Derby Saturday, January 30, 2016 8 a.m. — 3 p.m. Cave Lake State Park Top ...
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Lincoln County

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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Christian Higbee breaks though

Lincoln County Correspondence – October 2016

Gold Butte, Rising Star SpoPahranagat Valley sets national high school record with 94th straight win A Who would have thought ...
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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 - 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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Laughlin Correspondence - August 2016

Laughlin Correspondence – August 2016

Laughlin Annual River Regatta Happens Mid-August There will be pirates on the Colorado on Saturday, Aug. 13 for the 10th ...
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Chefs Food Fest Laughlin

Laughlin Correspondence – June 2016

Laughlin AVI Features the Blues on Thursday Nights Lionel Young will be performing on June 2. His Lionel Young Band, ...
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Sparks

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Hawthorne

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Eureka

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