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Tahoe Adventure Guide Curtis Fong

Tour Nevada's Snow with Ski Guide Curtis Fong Curtis Fong is a member of the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and the International Skiing Heritage Association. He is Vice President of Programs in the West Region of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association and recently received the NASJA Mitch Kaplan Award for Excellence in Snowsports Coverage. For 25 years he has broadcast on radio and television with his “The Guy From Tahoe” Mountain Resort Reports on KTHO Radio AM590/96.1FM and on his BikeandSkiTahoe.com website. He has hosted the morning television “Mountain Resort Report” and produced “What’s Up Tahoe” and writes a weekly ski column in the Tahoe Daily Tribune.   First Edition Skiing in Nevada : A Ruby Mountains Heli-Experience Ruby Mountain Heli-Experience is celebrating its 41st year of operation and the horizon continues to look brighter than ever.
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Jackrabbit in Winter

Jackrabbits in Winter

by Larry Hyslop I was walking my dogs along a snow-covered dirt road, bundled up since the temperature was in the teens. A black-tailed jackrabbit emerged from the base of a large sagebrush to sprint down the road. My rat terrier took off in pursuit ...
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Wabuska Nevada

The Helping Spirit at Wabuska Nevada

by Eddie Ann Miller "Wabuska" is the Washoe Indian word for "White Grass". The natives appropriately named this area for the chalky white alkali soil, which dusts everything, including grasses that grow near the hot springs. According to local Indians, the mineral rich, red hills ...
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China Camp, near Tecopa

Tecopa Getaway

This Carson City resident was intent on getting away from the grind and finding a hot spring to soak in. She found it in Tecopa. Introducing the first in a series on Finding It in Nevada. by Evangeline Elston Though I am a hot springs ...
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Fitz is down for an 8 count in th 6th round

Corbett vs. Fitzsimmons, Carson City 1897

The dawn of battle day In Carson was all that could be desired by the several thousands of people who have traveled many miles to the snow-bound valley to see the great Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight. Late last night the weather was bitterly cold, the sky was ...
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Squaw Tom Sanders

Horse Guts

by Squaw Tom Sanders This story I want to tell you about happened in 1917. I worked at Mono Lake there. It was team days back then, and we was buildin' highways. We had rippers pulled with horses to loosen up the dirt. We had ...
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Ichthyosaur dig in the Augusta Mountains of Nevada

Icky to Underwrite Ichthyosaur Digs

The Ichthyosaur is Nevada's favorite fossil, and it has been given a new lease on life by a German professor of Paleontology and a beer brewer in Reno. Metaphorically, I mean, not that Old Stonybones will ever swim again. Excavations in the mountains southeast of Lovelock ...
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Ormsby House, Carson City Nevada, 1863

Mark Twain’s First Letter

by Jim Reed In signing his famous “letter from Carson City” on January 31, 1863, the man directing the pen morphed from Samuel Langhorne Clemens to Mark Twain with just a few wriggles of his wrist. The world of literature had gained an immortal. This ...
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Sparks: A Town of Two Times

Sparks: A Town of Two Times

by Wendell Huffman Sparks was created in the early 20th century as part of the Union Pacific Railroad’s modernization of the Central Pacific line across Nevada. The old division point at Wadsworth, where trains were dispatched, crews changed, and locomotives were serviced, was being bypassed ...
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Powder in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Tahoe Ski Guide – Where to Do It All in the Tahoe Basin

Where to Stay:Click Here for lodgings One can obviously stay in the Tahoe Basin, however in any decent winter season there the Tahoe Basin tends to get completely booked. So note that Reno also offers a ton of options, you can stay off the beaten ...
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Bluenose the bicycle at Battle Mountain Nevada

A Visit to Battle Mountain During HPV Speed Challenge

We are in Battle Mountain for the World’s Fastest Human-Powered Speed Challenge, which is a contest to see whose bicycle can go fastest on five miles of straight, flat Highway 305 about 15 miles south of town on the road to Austin. Battle Mountain is on ...
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Country Dancing , Elko Nevada

Art “Placemaking” or Art “Placekeeping” in Downtown Elko?

By David Roche Executive Director, Western Folklife Center When the Western Folklife Center was awarded an art “placemaking” grant from ArtPlace America in the fall of 2015, it initiated a creative process already stimulated by Elko’s own plan for redevelopment of the downtown corridor. Bordered ...
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Daniel Van Zant's Thunder Mountain off Interstate 80

Thunder Mountain: A Monumental Undertaking

Dan Van Zant is determined to preserve and protect a remarkable piece of Nevada history Story and photos by Richard Menzies A Daniel Van Zant is a middle-aged desk jockey, who, when he’s not developing marketing strategies for an Oregon supermarket chain, can be found ...
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Lehman Caves, Great Basin National Park Nevada

Nevada State of Mind

by Richard Bangs It feels like we’re driving to the edge of the world where the water falls off. Infinity is just ahead. To the right are mountains that arc up from the basement of time. On the left, a dry lake bed now glassed ...
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Photo for under header of Railfanning May 2016

Railfanning – April 2016

Railfanning Clearing the way - Union Pacific "Snow Fighters" keep the trains moving in Winter Trains keep America running. They carry bulk commodities like grain, coal, and petroleum, along with finished products like automobiles, other manufactured items, and imported merchandise. If the trains shut down, ...
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Red-haired Giant Cannibals at Lovelock Cave? Really?

Red-haired Giant Cannibals at Lovelock Cave? Really?

By Brendan Riley Colorful tales of the American West don't fade away easily, even when they seem to have been discounted. Take, for example, the story of legendary red-haired cannibal giants whose alleged existence in the Lovelock area centuries ago has been debated for more ...
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Cemetery, Dayton Nevada

The Center of the Universe

The cemetery in Dayton Nevada is the center of the universe for my family. Dayton and its cemetery is the place our collective identity began. My mother was born in Dayton, her mother was born there and her grandmother came as a small child. She ...
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