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Bicycling Nevada - July is Looking Hot!

The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition

by Curtis Fong, "the Guy from Tahoe" The Bicycling Season in Nevada has started and is going strong with many exceptional June events and more upcoming in July. America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride on Sunday June 3 was sold out and had 3000 participants with 1040 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training bicyclists coming from 47 different city chapters. The Ride raised $4.7 Million. This was a great weather day and no medical injuries were reported and was deemed a safe ride. The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalitions Tahoe Bike Challenge, June 1-14, came off with no hitches and motivated both individuals as well as business teams to log their miles. Participants logged 11,138 Green Miles, burned 478,934 calories and reduced CO2 emissions by 12,008.6 lbs. and resulted in gasoline savings of $2476. On June 14, in partnership with Keep Tahoe Blue, they had over 50 participants collect over 100lbs of trash along South Shore’s bike paths.
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Nevada Arts & Artists - July

Dragon Lights at the Wilbur May Center, Reno

by Dana Nollsch There is an elephant in the northern Nevada room, and its name is Artown. July is truly a special month in Reno, about 500 Artown events over 31 days, so let's dive right in! I have looked at every event and read each event description; in a word “overwhelming”. So if you pick out a few interesting events over the 31 days will it seem more doable? Here is my take on opening weekend. Downtown Reno will be abuzz with CIRCUS CIRCUS 24-HOUR MURAL MARATHON, RENO ART FEST, CONTROLLED BURN PRESENTS: FIRE FEST, BASS CAMP IN THE PARK, SUNDAY MUSIC BRUNCH AT THE MUSEUM, OPENING NIGHT: BANDALOOP, OPENING NIGHT: LOS LOBOS all within walking distance of each other. That's a lot, but let's take a closer look at just one of the weekend events.
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Miles End B&B, Kingston Nevada

A Visit to Kingston

The best way to get to Kingston is by way of US 50 to Austin, then west down into the Reese River Valley a couple of miles and then south on the road marked for Big Creek. At Big Creek you turn east and climb ...
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The Evolution of Last Chance Joe

The Evolution of Last Chance Joe

by Dick Dreiling The original image of Last Chance Joe was designed in 1952 by Roscoe E. "Duke" Reading of Boise Idaho for Dick Graves. NOW Available at Your Local DMV Office! The Last Chance Joe Charity License plate is available for cars, trucks, motorcycles ...
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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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