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Thank you for considering becoming a Correspondent for the NevadaGram!

First let me introduce the people here at Headquarters.

David Toll, Gold Hill
Author and publisher of The Complete Nevada Traveler guidebook to the state, helped establish the fondly-remembered Gold Hill NEWS in 1974, website developer since 1995, manager of the Nevada Travel Network website ( since 2001.Canyon Cassidy, Silver City
Chief Engineer; right now he is building the mechanism by which you can input your content directly into our system for editing. He is also upgrading our pages as we all work constantly to keep our content updated.Donald Dickerson, Virginia City
Donald is our Managing Editor, and your primary contact. He will edit your content and send you any particular comments, questions, requests or heads ups.

Sam Toll (my son), Gold Hill
Sales & Marketing; Sam brings 30 years experience as a business technology entrepreneur in California as he comes home to join the family firm. He is a driving force in the modern redesign and upgrade of our websites to better serve our advertisers and sponsors.

Sherri Thurin, Dayton
Operations Manager; Sherri is at the center of our organization, keeping the books, writing the checks, and assisting our customers. She is an experienced tourism veteran and a cheerful, efficient presence in our office.

Robin Cobbey (my wife and partner), Gold Hill
Our Special Projects, teaches marketing online at West Virginia University and maintains our office systems and services. She is our best photographer, manages our social media, attends to our books and writes the checks.

The NevadaGram is been around since we launched the site, but it’s only recently that it has begun to flower. As we add new pages, we are also upgrading the existing pages throughout to the new streamlined and more effective design.
But it’s no longer possible to keep up with the happenings around the state the free and easy way we used to do it, and that’s what prompted the note about Correspondents.

  Here’s the deal:

You have to be a Nevada-lover. Really. You have to love this cranky not-quite-Paradise place, you have to see its beauty all around you and go to bed at night thankful for the privilege of living here, because the basic task is to share the local news about pleasures, enjoyments and satisfactions that await our visitors.

For now we update our Nevada Correspondence page monthly. It will evolve shortly into a no-deadline, post-anytime system, but for now we will expect all monthly dispatches to be submitted by the 3rd Friday of each month, on a 3-month trial basis. We pay $25 per published piece. Not much, it’s true, but not nothing either. (If you’d like to sell advertising as well, see the option below).

The dispatch should be 300 – 400 words, focused on upcoming events in the next month, and what’s new, what’s interesting, and what’s happened in your town since the last update. Two or three photos make the package complete, all of it directed at potential visitors.

Don’t “sell” anything, Just share the information and convey your enthusiasm with passing comments and “asides” instead. Don’t endorse or recommend anything you don’t truly feel worthy, and if you do, say why. Have fun, but not at someone else’s expense; we don’t give bad reviews, we ignore the bad experience, keep mum and keep going.

And finally, we recognize that this may be new to you (it’s definitely new to us!), so keep in mind that we’re figuring it out — together — as we go along.

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If you can properly manage and carry out a professional sales program, we welcome the opportunity to discuss adding you to our sales staff as well, but it is NOT required or even suggested that our Correspondents participate in sales.

Thank you for responding! If you’re still interested, please take the next step by filling in the blanks. If not, thanks for considering it and best wishes.

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