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Jampacked June for Bicycling in Nevada

by Curtis Fong, "The Guy From Tahoe" Holly Molly! Did you see how fast that Peloton was moving through Carson Valley? Amazing Race! Women's Stage 2 The 13th Annual Tour of California, Men's Stage 6 and Women's Stage 2, provided excitement and drama as both races came through the Carson Valley and climbed up and over Kingsbury Grade before descending to South Lake Tahoe to finish at Heavenly Mountain Resort's California Base. With the threat of rain and thunder storms, hundreds of race fans lined the start area of the Amgen Tour of California Women's Stage 2 race at Heavenly's California Base Lodge. Fifteen International Women's Pro Teams, including 7 teams from USA, competed on May 18 and headed out on the 67.1 mile road course at 11 am.
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Northern Nevada Arts & Artists for June

Hans Meyer-Kassel at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno

Welcome June in northern Nevada. Carson City Check out 2018 Stewart Father's Day Powwow in Carson City on June 15th and 17th. If you have been to a Powwow then you know the excitement and pageantry that comes with a gathering of talented dancers and drummers. This is a free event with over 200 dancers, over 40 arts and crafts vendors, Indian Tacos, and community spirit. As with all Powwows this an alcohol and drug-free event. For More Information email the event organizer or call 775-687-8333. Reno The Hans Meyer-Kassel exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art is a must-see for anyone interested in Nevada Art, or Nevada History for that matter. This acclaimed painter immigrated to the United States at the end of World War I to escape the postwar turmoil of his native Germany .
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Proposed Visitor Center, Nevada Souhern Railway

The Last Spike and the First Glimpse of the new Nevada Southern Railway

On Friday morning April 27 Robin and I visited Boulder City and the Nevada State Railroad Museum, home of the Nevada Southern Railway. The little depot on Yucca Street was just coming to life when we arrived, not with choo-choos but with railbikes. These are ...
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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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