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Reno Correspondence - August 2016

Reno Correspondence – August 2016

Reno Arrrrrg maytees! August 13th brings the Reno Pirate Crawl. For anyone who enjoys the night-life, and pirates, this should be a night to remember (or not, but that’s okay because there will be a photo booth for that)! Over 20 bars will be participating, including many dance clubs that “wave” the cover charge for people who are in the Pirate Crawl. For more information visit the Reno Pirate Crawl website. The Reno Aloha Festival seems like an exciting and ...
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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 slow down a little bit.  But activity at South Lake Tahoe is moving along at a rapid pace.  Renovation is booming from the tip-top of the mountain all the way down to the lake.  New and fun things are being built specifically to give people the time of lives. Let’s start at the top of the hill with The Ridge ...
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Virginia City Correspondence - August 2016

Virginia City Correspondence – August 2016

Virginia City Hot August Nights Kicks Off in Virginia City Picture perfect weather embraced the kickoff weekend of Hot August Nights as Virginia City played host to hundreds of Classic American cars lining C Street. Visitors enjoyed twice as many cars as last year, and the variety of automobiles provided both the hardcore car enthusiast and casual visitor with an amazing array of American Automobiles from the 1920’s through 1970’s. Mike Smart, President of the Board of Hot August Nights, ...
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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, America shuts down too. No other form of transportation can carry the vast quantities that trains do - not airplanes, and not trucks. There is no substitute for rail transportation in the United States. The ...
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Nevada Correspondence - July 2016

Nevada Correspondence – July 2016

In this edition: Baker, Boulder City, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Lincoln County, South Lake Tahoe Baker Escape the Heat There are three fun ways to escape the summer heat in Baker: get wet, go up high or go underground. Six streams drain the eastern side of the South Snake Range, and it feels good to get your feet (or even more) wet in one of them. Fishing is a popular endeavor near the park campgrounds, with upwards of a thousand ...
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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 high or go underground. Six streams drain the eastern side of the South Snake Range, and it feels good to get your feet (or even more) wet in one of them. Fishing is a popular endeavor near the park campgrounds, with upwards of a thousand fish per mile. Being stealthy is a key to stream fishing. Native Bonneville cutthroat trout ...
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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 the the sometimes over the top spectacles of nearby Las Vegas, Boulder City is small town of human scale.  One such simple joy is Boulder City's Annual Damboree 4th of July Celebration. The name Damboree originated in 1949, the second year of the Celebration, after a contest to name the event in homage to the Hoover Dam, which was the ...
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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 Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Doris Daley, from her work titled "Million Star Resort." The gist of the poem is that camping Out West under a night sky filled with brilliant stars will always beat those fancy hotels and resorts with 4 or 5 Star ratings. If you've ever experienced the nighttime sky in the West, away from the lights ...
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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, July 16-23.  Over 1000 cavers are already registered to attend this convention and this will mean a great deal to the city of Ely. Ely has been the site for several national conferences and welcomes the opportunity to showcase our part of Eastern Nevada. We are the home of Lehman Caves, a part of Great Basin National Park since 1986 ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - July 2016

Las Vegas Correspondence – July 2016

Las Vegas Star-Spangled Banner Weekend in Las Vegas There are so many places to go for free entertainment during the 4th of July weekend!  And, I cannot stress enough...hydrate, hydrate, hydrate and cover your head!  Speaking of which ... Head over to Summerlin for their 22nd annual Patriotic Parade on July 4th starting at 8:30 a.m. The parade starts at Hillpointe Road and Hills Center and wraps up at the Trails Village Shopping Center on Trailwood Drive. Also on the ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - July 2016

Lincoln County Correspondence – July 2016

Lincoln County Nevada’s Best Kept Secret Do you know what the best kept secret in Nevada is? We like to say it is Kershaw-Ryan State Park just south of Caliente off U.S. Highway 93.Dave It’s one of the five state parks that inhabit Lincoln County. It isn’t very big, but it doesn’t have to be to be pretty, and that it is. For a summertime getaway, it’s one of the ideal spots in the state. But remember, it’s a secret, ...
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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 so much fun going on it will make your head spin and your feet tap.  World class music, a celebrity golf tournament and one of the best firework displays in the country are all on tap to make this a very exciting month at the Lake. The Concert Series at Harveys is entering its fifteenth season and has become a ...
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Nevada Correspondence - June 2016

Nevada Correspondence – June 2016

In this edition: Baker, Boulder City, Carson Valley, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lincoln County, Reno, Silver City, South Lake Tahoe Baker The Snake Valley Festival The big event in Baker in June is the Snake Valley Festival, June 17-19, 2016. This three-day festival, always held the third weekend of June, provides lots of family-friendly fun while raising money for the Great Basin Water Network, which is providing legal and hydrologic expertise to help protect Snake Valley’s water. The Festival ...
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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. This three-day festival, always held the third weekend of June, provides lots of family-friendly fun while raising money for the Great Basin Water Network, which is providing legal and hydrologic expertise to help protect Snake Valley’s water. The Festival kicks off on Friday with a variety of booths and an ice cream social at Baker Hall in the center of ...
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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 in Boulder City one just needs walk to Highwy 93, and if you go north you can reach Alaska, and if you turn south you can walk to Chile. Now that to me is very cool to think about. Not that I'd ever do it, though I met a man who did. Boulder City, and Las Vegas for that matter, is ...
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Upper Sweetwater Canyon

Carson Valley Correspondence – June 2016

Carson Valley Hike of the Month In under an hour's drive from Carson Valley lies a most majestic, surprising and unpopulated mountain range: the Sweetwaters. This month we chose to hike up Sweetwater Canyon, just south of Smith Valley, off Hwy 338. The Sweetwater Canyon Road is clearly marked with a wooden BLM sign. We drove about two miles on this moderately traverseable dirt road until it became untraverseable by us in my Honda CRV (i.e. a creek was running ...
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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 about Elko and the surrounding area. I've been enjoying the beauty of the Ruby Mountains for many years now, and I know that each season has something unique to offer.  If I had to pick a favorite season, it would be springtime when the flowers are in bloom and the waterfalls are rushing.  With the good snow pack and spring rains we've ...
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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 Geraghty family that they had owned since 1911. Nine small houses, a barn, general store, and miners’ cabin were located on this site. In the years since, many improvements have been made. Each house has been restored and furnished so they look just like they did in the early 1900’s. The original wood stoves, wringer washers and the other furnishings ...
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The Park in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Correspondence – June 2016

Las Vegas The Park Diamond Jack was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, and he knows parks. Kansas City is home to some great parks, including the 1,805-acre Swope Park, one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Las Vegas now has The Park, the outdoor dining and entertainment district between New York-New York and Monte Carlo. There’s not a lot of green, but it does celebrates the surrounding desert landscape and is designed to be a ...
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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, winners of numerous awards for best in and around the Colorado region, won the 2011 International Blues Challenge (IBC) band competition. Adding Young’s victory at the 2008 IBC in the solo-duo category, he became the first double champion in the history of the IBC. Fans of the driven, classically trained Young enjoy his distinctive brand of blues on the electric ...
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