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Ely Correspondence - May 2016

Ely Correspondence – May 2016

Ely Ely Art Bank Host Reception The Ely Renaissance Society has plans for a busy season with a reception/celebration planned from 4-7 p.m. on Friday May 6, at the Ely Art Bank located at 399 Aultman Street in downtown Ely.   Featured will be three exhibits including the Panorama exhibit from the Nevada Arts Council, Indian Art & Clothing show at the Garnet Mercantile and the third annual Student Art Show from White Pine High School and White Pine Middle School.  ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - May 2016

Las Vegas Correspondence – May 2016

Las Vegas No May showers for this bunch of festivals! We started with a few festivals in our April edition and now May is jam-packed with so much more outdoor fun and frolicking! There is a freebie every Saturday night starting at 7 p.m. from May 7 through June 4 at the Clark County Amphitheater.  It’s called Jazz in the Park and there is free seating and parking for this outdoor event.  The gate opens at 5 p.m. for the ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - May 2016

Lincoln County Correspondence – May 2016

Lincoln County Memorial Day in Caliente and other things “See the USA in your ….” There was the name of a certain automobile in that 1950s commercial, but we’ll stop right there and invite you to visit Lincoln County this spring and summer in whatever kind of vehicle you want. Memorial Day is Homecoming in Caliente, on U.S. 93. The annual event traditionally features a parade, softball tournament at Dixon Park, art exhibit, volleyball tournament, craft fair, car show, kids' ...
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Virginia Street Bridge in Reno

Reno Correspondence – May 2016

Reno Whether you are a dedicated metal-head, or just an open mind seeking new forms of entertainment, Reno’s local metal scene is something you’ll definitely want to check out while you’re in town. In my personal opinion, the most rockin’ metal show of the month will be We Predict a Riot with Decades In, Contortion, and The Lives We Live. The show will be put on outside of Remedy’s in Carson City (20 minutes South of Reno) on Saturday, May ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - May 2016

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2016

South Lake Tahoe Springtime at Lake Tahoe Get out the shorts and t-shirts, but don’t put your parkas away just yet.  It’s day-by-day weather up here at the Lake.  One day it can be 70 degrees and sunny, then 30 degrees and snowing the next day. Daytime activities on the South Shore become limited when it’s cold out and the ski resorts have closed.  But when the temperatures are comfortable there is outdoor fun sprouting all over.  And of course, ...
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Tonopah Correspondence - May 2016

Tonopah Correspondence – May 2016

Tonopah A Glimpse of Tonopah Here is a glimpse into a few things of many that you can do on your visit to Tonopah, Nevada. Today we're going to stop by the Clown Motel, where this local business earned its name because of the beautiful collection of antique and modern clowns. The Clown Motel is located at 521 N Main Street. According to roadtrippers.com, the Clown Motel is America's scariest motel and makes claims that the motel is haunted by ...
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Tuscarora Correspondence - May 2016

Tuscarora Correspondence – May 2016

Tuscarora One Cowboy's Culinary Treat May Be Another Person's "Eww!" Old timers will tell you that some years branding calves in Independence Valley may extend from April 15 to 4th of July. It depends on the weather and the size of the herd. If it goes until July, the cowboys are darn ready to head to Elko for the Silver State Stampede and to whoop it up for a few days. An educated guess from a longtime Independence Valley rancher ...
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Eagle Falls at Emerald Bay

Nevada Correspondence – April 2016

In this edition: Baker, Carson Valley, Ely, Las Vegas, Reno, Silver City, South Lake Tahoe, Tuscarora Baker  "April showers bring May flowers" We’re hoping for more rain in April, as it’s been a dry February and March in eastern Nevada. Fortunately, we already have some spring flowers appearing at the lower elevations, including purple milkvetch (Astragulus species), spreading fleabane (Erigeron divergens), and plantainleaf buttercup (Rannculus alismifolius). The upper elevations still remain snow covered, and the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive will ...
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Baker Correspondence - April 2016

Baker Correspondence – April 2016

Baker  "April showers bring May flowers" We’re hoping for more rain in April, as it’s been a dry February and March in eastern Nevada. Fortunately, we already have some spring flowers appearing at the lower elevations, including purple milkvetch (Astragulus species), spreading fleabane (Erigeron divergens), and plantainleaf buttercup (Rannculus alismifolius). The upper elevations still remain snow covered, and the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive will slowly open as conditions allow. In the winter it is closed at 7,600 feet at the ...
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Jobes Peak Trail hiking

Carson Valley Correspondence – April 2016

Winter returned to us in March, after an incredibly warm and dry February. But alas, spring is inevitable, and all critters, humans included, emerge  from their caves in April looking for adventure! Biking on Foothill Road & Carson River Road One of the most pleasurable things to do in the Carson Valley this time of year is to ride a bike! Opportunities abound for all levels of road and mountain bike enthusiasts. For our maiden voyage, Erik and I headed out Foothill Road ...
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Ely Correspondence - April 2016

Ely Correspondence – April 2016

Ely Garnet Mercantile Revitalizes Ely’s Downtown Area When Ely lost its main retail store, JC Penney a few years ago, steps had to be taken to provide clothing, shoes and household items for the community. After contacting several retail outlets and having no luck in getting any of them interested in opening a store, the citizens of Ely do what we have always done in the past when faced with a problem – we pulled together and did it ourselves ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - April 2016

Las Vegas Correspondence – April 2016

Las Vegas Bound at the Cromwell & Minus5 Ice Bar There is always something new to be learned, and I just learned that my properly crafted gin martini isn’t just for the end of my work day. I recently met esteemed mixologist Salvatore Calabrese at Bound at The Cromwell who taught me that martinis are more than a sophisticated 5 p.m. cocktail. Calabrese, one of the world’s most respected bartenders, is best known for his Breakfast Martini. It comes from ...
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Reno Ukelele Festival

Reno Correspondence – April 2016

Reno If you are planning to travel to Reno in the month of April, you picked the right month! There are many exciting opportunities and events, including the Reno Ukulele festival, the Reno Earth Day celebration, and much more. April typically brings warmer weather, inviting a stroll downtown by the river. Our moody Northern Nevada weather could change at a moment’s notice, so bring a jacket just in case. The Reno Ukulele Festival, taking place April 14-17, calls out to ...
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Silver City Correspondence - April 2016

Silver City Correspondence – April 2016

Silver City Silver City, Nevada: 50 Years of Arts and Cultural Resources Production Although the residents of Silver City, Nevada enjoy their privacy most of the year, they are also welcoming hosts to a number of free, public events and programs that reflect the unique "Arts and Cultural Resources Production Center" character of the community. A Little History: Located on the Comstock a few miles south of Virginia City within a National Historic Landmark, Silver City has its roots in ...
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Oyster Bar at Hard Rock Cafe

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – April 2016

South Lake Tahoe Shoulder season, the time of year between the peak winter and summer travel seasons at places like the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, experiences a downturn in visitors and activity.  Winter has turned to spring and people put away their skis and snowboards and start to think warm weather thoughts. Tahoe is put on hold for people until the warm summer months lure people back in droves. But if you want a less crowded and quieter time, ...
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Ben Parks opening his kiln Tuscarora

Tuscarora Correspondence – April 2016

Tuscarora Tuscarora's Souper-Man One of the busiest citizens of Tuscarora is Ben Parks, who divides his time between running the Tuscarora Pottery School and serving as a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital in Elko. Every other year, Ben combines his professions by making soup bowls for the Horizon Hospice Souper Bowl charity event. The roar of the loaded kiln through a Tuscarora night is a magical sound. Then there’s the suspense when the ...
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Snow Fighters Union Pacific Flanger

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 – March 2016

Nevada Correspondence – March 2016

In this edition: Baker, Carson Valley, Ely, Las Vegas (3), South Lake Tahoe, Railfanning ...
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Baker Correspondence - March 2016

Baker Correspondence – March 2016

Baker Climbing Wheeler Peak A popular activity for those who visit Baker is to climb Wheeler Peak, the second highest peak in the state of Nevada, at 13,063 feet. Most who climb it do so in summer and fall, when it's possible to drive to the 10,000-foot high trailhead. From there, it's an 8.2-mile round trip that typically takes five to seven hours. (Or for a bunch of moms and seven and eight-year olds last summer on a very windy ...
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Ely Correspondence - March 2016

Ely Correspondence – March 2016

Ely Great Basin College Geology Field Trips For the adventurous person interested in the Great Basin, two geology field trips are being offered by the Great Basin College during the Spring Semester. The Death Valley field trip on March 17th-20th will examine unique geologic features, formations and mineral resources of Death Valley. Discussions will focus on the geologic history and processes that formed the landscape. Classroom meeting Thursday in Tonopah at the Tonopah Station, D-2, from 6-9pm. Friday and Saturday ...
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