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North Lake Tahoe Correspondence - March 2018

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2018

Spring is kicking off in a big way with Snowfest, a week-long North Lake Tahoe festival filled with family-friendly activities spreading from Kings Beach to Truckee. Fireworks shows, ice sculpting contests, parades and the 30th Annual Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim are just a few of Snowfest’s best events taking place March 1-11. Here are some other highlights to help conjure up the snow gods: March 1: Kick-off party at Gar Woods and Selfie Scavenger Hunt in Tahoe City- People ...
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Pahrump Correspondence - March 2018

Pahrump Correspondence – March 2018

Pahrump's Granddad of Festivals: a long-standing tradition The one thing I loved about the town of Pahrump is that  there always seems to be something going on, especially when the temperatures come down in September. When the cooler weather comes, the town becomes like an ant hill and there is buzz of activity. Whether it’s the farmers market on Saturday, in the middle of the town at Draft Picks sports bar or some kind of rodeo at the McCullough Arena ...
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Reno Correspondence - March 2018

Reno Correspondence – March 2018

Hike of the Month: Rancho San Rafael Park and Evans Canyon For a great taste of northern Nevada history combined with a superb outdoor experience, visit Rancho San Rafael Park , off North Sierra Street less than 2 miles from downtown Reno. The Wilbur May Arboretum is worthy of an afternoon by itself, with an impressive array of over 4,000 plant species, including a special native garden and wetlands area. Then there’s the May Museum, with a permanent collection and ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - March 2018

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2018

In terms of snowfall, this winter has been rather lackluster, compared to a year ago when the Lake Tahoe basin was buried in snow well into spring. Maybe we’ll receive a good old-fashioned “March Miracle” to rejuvenate the snow pack and keep the skiers and boarders happy.  Nevertheless, the lack of snow hasn’t actually been a damper on activities at South Lake Tahoe. If you look on the bright side, the hiking and biking trails were able to stay open, and ...
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Sparks Correspondence - March 2018

Sparks Correspondence – March 2018

Along with the spirit of the Irish coming in on March 17, there are plenty of other opportunities to spend time with friends and family and usher in springtime. If you want a blast from the past, check out Starship featuring Mickey Thomas at the Nugget Casino Resort on March 3. Known for hit songs such as “Jane,” “We Built This City” and Oscar-nominated “Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now,” Starship is aiming to bring your favorites back for this special ...
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Nevada Correspondence - February 2018

Nevada Correspondence – February 2018

In this edition: Baker, Cal-Nev-Ari, Carson Valley, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mineral County, North Lake Tahoe, Pahrump, Sparks Baker Winter Wildlife At first glance, it might seem like all the animals have disappeared in February. But it doesn’t take long before you can start finding wildlife, although it might take a little extra effort. One of the best ways to see wildlife is to borrow some snowshoes from the Lehman Caves Visitor Center and head to the ...
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Baker Correspondence - February 2018

Baker Correspondence – February 2018

Winter Wildlife At first glance, it might seem like all the animals have disappeared in February. But it doesn’t take long before you can start finding wildlife, although it might take a little extra effort. One of the best ways to see wildlife is to borrow some snowshoes from the Lehman Caves Visitor Center and head to the Baker Creek Road or Upper Lehman Creek Campground. Both roads are gated, but you can hike past the gates to look for ...
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Cal-Nev-Ari Correspondence - February 2018

Cal-Nev-Ari Correspondence – February 2018

On the Road from Las Vegas to Laughlin: Cal-Nev-Ari To read Part 1 of this series click here From Searchlight we continue south another 12 miles until we reach the very small town (population approximately 160) of Cal-Nev-Ari, which consists of homes, a restaurant/casino/bar, the Kidwell Airport for smaller planes, and a motel. You may have heard of this town, since it was put up for sale in 2016 for $8 million. The whole town … for sale! And, a ...
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Carson Valley Correspondence - February 2018

Carson Valley Correspondence – February 2018

Carson Valley legend “Snowshoe” Thompson Looking up at Jobs Peak, in all of its snow-capped glory, from the floor of Carson Valley, I’m thinking that I cannot be the only one who is happy to see snow.  The Sierra resorts now have a steady business with skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and sledding.  Here in Carson Valley, we can also enjoy snowshoeing and cross country skiing when we have enough snow. Actually, Carson Valley is legendary for “snowshoeing”.  Yes, legendary, thanks to ...
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The Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum's recently restored building at 542 Commercial Street was built in 1907 by master craftsman G.S. Garcia to house his saddle, harness and tack shop.

Elko Correspondence – February 2018

New Museum Opens in Elko The Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum has its grand opening on February 2nd at 2 p.m. The museum is located at 542 Commercial Street in a restored building that was originally home to the G.S. Garcia Saddle Company. This museum celebrates and showcases the culture of the Western cowboy. This effort was made possible by the NV Energy Foundation and many local contributors. Find more information on the new Museum's website. It includes a remarkable ...
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Ely Correspondence - February 2018

Ely Correspondence – February 2018

Tacos, Tamales and Nopales! In November, drivers along Great Basin Highway took in the new and welcome sight of Jr. Street Tacos, operated by Claudia Coble and parked at the Sinclair gas station. The food truck -- really a small trailer -- is Coble’s lifelong dream and her food is dreamy. Known for carne asada and tamales, Coble also takes customer requests. Within the first three weeks of operation, she added by popular demand albondigas (meatball soup) and nopales cactus, ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - February 2018

Las Vegas Correspondence – February 2018

Bows and arrows, unicorns and the Year of the Dog: why not spend February in Las Vegas? For the seventh year, South Point Hotel & Casino is holding the National Field Archery Association’s (NFAAF) Vegas Shoot.  This is the largest indoor archery tournament in the World, with last years’ payout of $403,000 in cash and scholarships to 3,000 archers. While entrance fees for participants run from $100 to $500, the public has free admission to the events and trade show ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - February 2018

Laughlin Correspondence – February 2018

Paul Anka will be Crooning at the E Center Singer-songwriter Paul Anka will regale audiences with his catalogue of hits in the E Center at the Edgewater  on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. Ticket range is $45-$105. Anka has recorded 125 albums to date including more than 10 albums in Japanese, German, Spanish, French and Italian, composing songs culturally tailored to each country. His new album “Rock Swings” featuring songs originally created and recorded by some of rock music’s raunchiest ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - February 2018

Lincoln County Correspondence – February 2018

Famed Million Dollar Courthouse jail maybe not so secure When you come to visit in Lincoln County sometime, plan to make a stop in Pioche at the Million Dollar Courthouse. It’s not used anymore, not since 1938 anyhow, and is now a a tourist attraction and museum. The present Lincoln County Courthouse opened in 1938. Interestingly enough, the present courthouse has served longer than the old one did. Both are on the National Registry of Historic Places. A million dollars ...
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Mineral County Correspondence - February 2018

Mineral County Correspondence – February 2018

Views by Air, Visits by Landing Hawthorne holds bragging rights for a Visitors Center that offers a triple-star rating for A+ Hospitality. The Center houses a lounge area plus a few beds; offers internet and snacks; is equipped with showers and a clean restroom facility; is cozy, with reading materials and special extras; but most of all it offers a top-of-the-line  local ambassador named Betty Easley.   But this Visitors Center is located off the normally beaten trail, as it ...
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North Lake Tahoe Correspondence - February 2018

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – February 2018

Lake Tahoe is finally getting some snow! Although this season has been unpredictable and completely opposite of last winter, Lake Tahoe ski resorts have done a fantastic job of offering their guests great skiable terrain, whether Mother Nature provides natural snow or not. As we embrace sweater weather, here are some fun ski events coming up, places for football fans to watch February 4th’s Big Game, and where to take your sweetie pie on Valentine’s Day. Ski Resort February Events ...
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Pahrump Correspondence - February 2018

Pahrump Correspondence – February 2018

Snowbirds are not an endangered species in this desert town The Pahrump Valley surely has a lot to offer as a tourist destination. There are a lot of things to do for a small town. But let’s talk about something else that Pahrump Valley is known for and that is as a destination for “snowbirds.” Of course, we’re not talking about some great exotic breed of bird, but about people. They are called snowbirds because when winter comes they hop ...
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Sparks Correspondence - February 2018

Sparks Correspondence – February 2018

We are finally seeing a change in the weather, but only Punxsutawney Phil (the infamous Pennsylvanian groundhog) knows when spring will come. If you want to party with Phil’s friends on February 2, head over to O’Skis Pub and Grille in Victorian Square and try out a $3 Groundhog Grog to celebrate! After we find out whether spring comes early or if we’ll continue on for a while with winter, here are some more local happenings to get through these ...
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Nevada Correspondence - January 2018

Nevada Correspondence – January 2018

In this edition: Carson Valley, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mineral County, North Lake Tahoe, Pahrump, Reno, Searchlight, South Lake Tahoe, Sparks Carson Valley January has arrived at last. And with it come the gift returns, New Year’s resolutions, resuming our day-to-day routines, and the “after Holiday blues”.  Admit it; you miss all of the activities that surround the Holidays.  You probably think there isn’t much to do during the month of January, especially here in Carson Valley, ...
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Carson Valley Correspondence - January 2018

Carson Valley Correspondence – January 2018

January has arrived at last. And with it come the gift returns, New Year’s resolutions, resuming our day-to-day routines, and the “after Holiday blues”.  Admit it; you miss all of the activities that surround the Holidays.  You probably think there isn’t much to do during the month of January, especially here in Carson Valley, right?  Hmmm, let’s take a look. Every part of Carson Valley, from the southern tip of Topaz Lake to the northern town of Genoa, has something ...
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South Lake Tahoe

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Elko

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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Elko Correspondence - February 2017

Elko Correspondence – February 2017

Old West Murals in Downtown Elko In November and December, eleven photo murals were installed in downtown Elko. These photo ...
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Elko Correspondence - December 2017

Elko Correspondence – December 2017

It's beginning to look A Lot Like Christmas Elko is jumping right into the Christmas spirit, and I wanted to ...
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Lamoille Canyon in Fall

Elko Correspondence – October 2016

Fall Colors in Elko County A Fall brings a lot of changes to the mountains of Elko County, and one ...
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Boulder City

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Reno

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Carson City

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Baker

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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Tuscarora

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Railfanning

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Las Vegas

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Mesquite

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Tonopah

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Ely

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Lincoln County

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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Lincoln County Correspondence - August 2016

Lincoln County Correspondence – August 2016

Lincoln County Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge Few landscapes are as starkly contrasting as the lush wetlands and arid surrounding Mojave ...
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Silver City

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Wendover

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Virginia City

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Gold Point

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Laughlin

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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Laughlin Correspondence - March 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – March 2017

E Center Attracts Headliners Loggins, Mandel and Robinson The E Center at the Edgewater has a “fab” lineup in March ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - February 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – February 2017

Shooter Jennings Headlines at the Riverside with Waymore’s Outlaws will perform in Don’s Celebrity Theatre at the Riverside Resort Feb ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - January 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – January 2017

Pointer Sisters to appear at the Edgewater The Pointer Sisters will headline the E Center at the Edgewater on Saturday, ...
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Sparks

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Hawthorne

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Eureka

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