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Baker Correspondence - May 2018

Baker Correspondence – May 2018

Branding Time Every weekend in May is a branding event, when the calves are separated from their moms to get their vaccinations, ear tags and castration. Some ranches will brand their calves, while others mark them with a distinct ear cut. It takes a lot of people to do a branding, and while some are paid, many volunteer. After the calves and moms are separated, cowboys and cowgirls will go rope a calf (it’s not so easy!). Once a hind ...
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Elko Correspondence - May 2018

Elko Correspondence – May 2018

Halleck Bar Party  The public is invited to the Annual party at the Northeastern Nevada Museum that starts at 6 p.m. on May 4th. It features a contest for best Old West-styled costume, a souvenir picture booth by Light Chaser Photography, silent auction, and saloon music played on the piano by Connie Muir. A $20 donation is appreciated, and will go toward museum programs. The Halleck Bar Party is a longstanding museum tradition, dating back to 1970 when local ranchers ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - May 2018

Las Vegas Correspondence – May 2018

Diamond Jack wasn’t surprised when he received an invitation to visit El Burro Borracho at the Rio All-Suite Hotel. The restaurant, adjacent to the lively VooDoo Beach pool, comes from Emmy Award-winning television host Guy Fieri, who I met and spent time with when he opened Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The LINQ Hotel. The literal translation of El Burro Borracho is "Drunken Donkey," and one can achieve that moniker by enjoying Fieri’s signature jalapeno-infused Caliente Margarita. However, ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - May 2018

Laughlin Correspondence – May 2018

On the Road from Las Vegas to Laughlin: Laughlin This is Part 5 of a series. Read Part 1 (Searchlight) , Part 2 (Cal-Nev-Ari), Part 3 (Laughlin) & Part 4 (Laughlin) Continuing on at The Aquarius… After the world of The Riverside, your first impression of The Aquarius Casino Resort will be that it is clean, bright and expansive because of the high ceilings and spread out areas. If you are entering from the closest riverwalk entrance from The Riverside ...
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North Lake Tahoe Correspondence - May 2018

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2018

As the warmer temps start creeping into North Lake Tahoe, locals and guests may notice mountain bikes strapped to car racks, skiers and riders shedding down the hill in shorts and tank tops, and plenty of reasons to get outside and play. From foodie events and open mic nights to Cinco de Mayo celebrations and paddleboard races, North Lake Tahoe has it all. Opportunities to Show off Your Talent Every Tuesday night at 9pm, Rosie’s Café hosts open mic night ...
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Pahrump Correspondence - May 2018

Pahrump Correspondence – May 2018

Pahrump Has the Need for Speed Not all towns can say they have a speedway. The Pahrump Valley Speedway is a hidden gem, especially if you enjoy watching action packed motorsports.  I say "hidden" because people can live here for years, and, unless they follow motorsports or race themselves, they may never find out that the track even  exists. It is a small track and is hidden away, but it is a gem for the amount of action and entertainment ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - May 2018

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2018

When you’re up at South Lake Tahoe this spring, head on over to Zephyr Cove Stables, hop on a horse and go for a ride .  As soon as the clouds parted and the sun started to shine on a regular basis, the cowboys and cowgirls at the stables were ready to show visitors a fun time on the dusty old trails in the hills above Zephyr Cove Resort and Beach. Since 1987, the McGill family has been running this ...
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Sparks Correspondence - May 2018

Sparks Correspondence – May 2018

This month is all about concerts, comics, cuisine, comedy, and craft beers in Sparks. Now that the flowers are starting to bloom and the sun is shining more often, hit the town and check out these fun events coming up. May kicks off with a free comic book day at Omega Frog Comics on May 5. Located at the Outlets at Legends across from the IMAX theater, Omega Frog is giving away more than 7,000 free comic books from all ...
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Baker Correspondence - April 2018

Baker Correspondence – April 2018

Awakening Spring is here, and Baker is awakening out of its winter slumber! A number of businesses are reopening for the season. The Great Basin Café at Lehman Caves Visitor Center in Great Basin National Park opens April 1 and will be open on weekends throughout the month, expanding to more days as seasonal staff come on. Kerouac’s reopens Kerouac’s restaurant and bar in downtown Baker reopens April 13. Owner Kate Claeys says they  are excited about the new season ...
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Carson Valley Correspondence - April 2018

Carson Valley Correspondence – April 2018

Heritage: The word “heritage” as a noun, is defined as “something that is handed down from the past, as a tradition.”  As an adjective it is defined as “noting or relating to a product, place, etc., that evokes a nostalgic sense of tradition or history”.  And there you have it, an ideal description of Carson Valley and within it, the town of Genoa. I imagine most people are proud of their heritage, whether it is their nationality or where they ...
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Elko Correspondence - April 2018

Elko Correspondence – April 2018

Spring Gardening The snow is melting, the ground is thawing, and it is time to head outside and do a little gardening. My favorite place for plants and gardening supplies is Colorscapes in Lamoille. Marvel Clyde has been operating this nursery for years and I've always been happy with the variety and quality of plants that are sourced for the high desert growing conditions. In addition, her knowledge and advice for gardening in our climate is terrific. Colorscapes is open ...
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Ely Correspondence - April 2018

Ely Correspondence – April 2018

History and Art with Laura Rainey Stop by Garnet Mercantile or the White Pine Public Museum and you might be fortunate enough to find artist Laura Rainey at work sewing and beading custom moccasins. “We always sewed,” she said, in between signing in visitors to the museum where she volunteers on weekends. “My mom taught me the beadwork.” Rainey grew up with her family in the hills that ring the north edge of Ely. She left for high school near ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - April 2018

Las Vegas Correspondence – April 2018

Vegas has a little bit of everything going on in April! Did you miss the curling event in Las Vegas at the end of March? You are in luck! It’s not over! The World Curling Federation’s Men’s Championship is being held through April 8th at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in their arena. The event began on March 31st and this is the first time this event is being held in the U.S. since 2008 and the very first time ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - April 2018

Laughlin Correspondence – April 2018

The Riverwalk holds Regular Themed Events The Riverwalk at the Colorado Belle is holding many themed free festivals with live music and food and beverages sold separately. Crash Our Party Country Festival is set Friday-Sunday, April 6-8. The all new Rock’n’Ribs Festival will follow Friday-Sunday, April 13-15 with live entertainment alongside the first rib cook-off being held in the Colorado Belle Parking Lot. There will be free live music all weekend long by classic rock group Stef N Rock, Rebel Heart ...
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North Lake Tahoe Correspondence - April 2018

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – April 2018

Easter happens to fall on April Fools’ Day this year,  but all of the fun events planned in North Lake is no joke. Now that you’ve had a chance to dig yourself out of the multiple feet of snow that Mother Nature dumped on us in Miracle March, check out these fun upcoming events: Turn your Easter egg treasure hunt into a skiing extravaganza at Diamond Peak on April 1. Eggs are hidden all over the mountain, including golden ones ...
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Pahrump Correspondence - April 2018

Pahrump Correspondence – April 2018

Why Not Take that Golf Vacation in Pahrump? Imagine getting out of your hotel room and leisurely driving down the road to play some golf in Pahrump. Out here, there is no traffic and maybe one major traffic light on your way. Your tee time is at 9 a.m., so you have time to get a cup of coffee at the local coffee shop or even eat breakfast at Mom's Diner before you take in 18 challenging holes. Well, you ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - April 2018

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – April 2018

Lake Tahoe in all its splendor is wonderful to gaze upon from any vantage point, and even the small peek-a-boo views can provide a sense of awe.  But seeing the lake from atop an ancient volcano is something to write home to mama about.  Cave Rock is likely the most identifiable landmark on the lake, it can be seen from just about anywhere around Tahoe, and if you’re headed to South Lake from Reno or Carson City, you drive right ...
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Sparks Correspondence - April 2018

Sparks Correspondence – April 2018

The month kicks off with egg hunts and Easter brunches on April 1st (but it's anybody's guess what the weather will be like since Mother Nature dumped a lot of snow during "Miracle March"). Many churches are holding special Easter services, but places like Red Hawk Golf and Resort and the Nugget Casino Resort are also featuring special Easter events. Red Hawk Golf and Resort is holding an Easter Brunch buffet from 9am-2pm, a giant Easter Egg Hunt starting at 9:30am, ...
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Nevada Correspondence - March 2018

Nevada Correspondence – March 2018

In this edition: Carson Valley, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lincoln County, North Lake Tahoe, Pahrump, Reno, South Lake Tahoe, Sparks Carson Valley On the morning of February 2nd last month, “Punxsutawney Phil,” the legendary weather predicting groundhog saw his shadow.  This, according to folklore, means we’ll have 6 more weeks of winter.  However, here in Carson Valley, my pet guinea pig “Leo” did not see his shadow the morning of February 2nd. To us that means spring is right ...
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Carson Valley Correspondence - March 2018

Carson Valley Correspondence – March 2018

On the morning of February 2nd last month, “Punxsutawney Phil,” the legendary weather predicting groundhog saw his shadow.  This, according to folklore, means we’ll have 6 more weeks of winter.  However, here in Carson Valley, my pet guinea pig “Leo” did not see his shadow the morning of February 2nd. To us that means spring is right around the corner! So my thoughts naturally drifted towards all of the fun ways to really get out and see Carson Valley, as ...
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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - March 2016

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2016

South Lake Tahoe Winter at the South Shore of Lake Tahoe has taken a hiatus. Apart from one nice snow ...
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Edgewood Resort Project

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – February 2016

South Lake Tahoe Edgewood Golf Course A site of a major redevelopment project doesn’t sound like a great place to ...
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Elko Correspondence - August 2017

Elko Correspondence – August 2017

Road Trip to Jarbidge My summer is not complete without a trip to Jarbidge, and I made it up there ...
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Elko Correspondence - July 2017

Elko Correspondence – July 2017

Summer greetings from Elko. There is plenty to see and do in Elko this July. Here are a few of ...
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Elko Correspondence - June 2017

Elko Correspondence – June 2017

California Trail Days On June 3rd and 4th, come experience western history as the California Trail Interpretive Center will be ...
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Elko Correspondence - May 2017

Elko Correspondence – May 2017

Edible Elko  The Fresh Fare Bistro has been open for a few months, and I finally tried it out, twice, ...
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Elko Correspondence - April 2017

Elko Correspondence – April 2017

Bighorns in the Rubies Early Spring is the perfect time to see the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in the Ruby ...
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Sunset over- the Snake Range Gretchen Baker

Baker – Correspondence – December 2015

Baker Christmas Bird Count What birds live in your backyard? December is the perfect time to find out, as it's ...
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Sheep crossing a highway near Baker

Baker – Correspondence – November 2015

Baker Although November sees fewer humans in and around Baker, it’s the time of year when thousands of sheep return ...
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in Lehman Cave

Baker – Correspondence – October 2015

Baker October is one of the most beautiful months to visit Great Basin National Park. The cool, crisp air and ...
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Carson Valley

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Lincoln County

Lincoln County Correspondence - February 2017

Lincoln County Correspondence – February 2017

Free Roaming Burros and a Remarkable Mule in 1930s Pioche Pioche, Nevada, in the days of the Great Depression and ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - January 2017

Lincoln County Correspondence – January 2017

Fine Dining in Lincoln County Windmill Ridge was awarded a Hotel of the Year Shout-Out in 2013 Lincoln County’s only ...
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Drone Demo, Lincoln County

Lincoln County Correspondence – December 2016

Drone Demo at Alamo Airport A The hottest things in aeronautics at present aren’t stealth bombers, advanced jet fighters or bigger ...
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Pahranagat Valley right on defense against Tonopah in a recent game

Lincoln County Correspondence – November 2016

Forfeit gives Pahranagat football 100th win Allow us to crow a little bit again. Only two schools in the over-a-century ...
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Christian Higbee breaks though

Lincoln County Correspondence – October 2016

Gold Butte, Rising Star SpoPahranagat Valley sets national high school record with 94th straight win A Who would have thought ...
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Virginia City

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Laughlin Correspondence - September 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – September 2017

Collin Raye Headlines at the Riverside It will be “An Evening with Collin Raye” in Don’s Celebrity Theatre at the ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - August 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – August 2017

Billy Ray Cyrus Vists E Center Well known now as Miley Cyrus’s dad, Billy Ray Cyrus has been a multi-platinum ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - July 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – July 2017

Martina McBride brings Country Music to the E Center American country music singer-songwriter and record producer Martina McBride will appear in the ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - May 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – May 2017

Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas will visit the Avi The two-time Grammy Award Winning Mariachi Divas, a multi-cultural, all-female ensemble formed in ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - April 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – April 2017

Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters Visit Riverside Resort Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters will headline in Don’s Celebrity ...
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Sparks Correspondence - October 2017

Sparks Correspondence – October 2017

After coming off yet another successful Best in the West Rib Cook-off, Sparks is embracing the beginning of fall with ...
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Last Chance Joe's Last Chance

Sparks Correspondence – August 2015

Sparks Last Chance Joe’s Last Chance is Now The Sparks Heritage Museum, dba Sparks Museum and Cultural Center, working with ...
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