Nevada Correspondence

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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Elko Correspondence - January 2018

Elko Correspondence – January 2018

Saddle Up for Cowboy Poetry o The 2018 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering starts on the 29th of this month. Now is the time to get your tickets if you have not already done so. Many of the big shows are sold out, but plenty of tickets still remain for lots of the events. This year's theme is "Basques and Buckaroos." It promises to be a great week of poetry, music, dance, and art. Check out the schedule at: What's ...
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Ely Correspondence - January 2018

Ely Correspondence – January 2018

Skis and Snow (or Slush): The Bristlecone Birkebeiner “It’s nice to get out and enjoy the fresh air and God’s country and the exercise. It’s a good sport,” says Marlene Vlahos of cross-country skiing in the mountains around Ely. In the 1980s when thick winter snow frequently blanketed the region, Vlahos was an early participants in what became the region’s annual Bristlecone Birkebeiner race. This year’s January 20 race will be held at Ward Mountain Recreation Area, public land administered ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - January 2018

Las Vegas Correspondence – January 2018

o Like everyone else, I grew up eating fish, but it was mostly plates of herring and sardines with onions and tomatoes. Then one evening, while dining at a Lake Tahoe casino, I was treated to caviar ... and Diamond Jack was born. That memory returned last month when I ate at the Caviar Room at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace. It offers an exclusive menu of caviar dishes, including the indulgent Colors of Caviar and Salmon “Mi Cuit” ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - January 2018

Laughlin Correspondence – January 2018

Willie Nelson Brings His Music to the E Center Willie Nelson and Family will headline at the E Center at the Edgewater on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. Ticket range is $55 to $300. With a remarkable six-decade career, this Texan has produced more than 200 albums. He is the creative power behind such recordings as “Stardust,” “Crazy” and “Red Headed Stranger.” He has earned every conceivable award as a musician.     In the last five years, Nelson presented nine new album ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - January 2018

Lincoln County Correspondence – January 2018

E.T. Highway and E.T. Jerky “Calling occupants of interplanetary craft!” Well, it’s better than the "CQ, CQ" call we used to use with my cousin’s ham radio back in the '60s. Worked just fine for human earthlings, not so much for intergalactic aliens. But maybe it was because we just weren’t in the right place. Now I live in place that might be right, or so some people have said.  Not much concrete evidence to support the claim, but claims ...
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Mineral County Correspondence - January 2018

Mineral County Correspondence – January 2018

America’s Most Patriotic Town American Flags are constantly flying throughout the town of Hawthorne, set apart as being America’s Most Patriotic Town. In honoring many different wars and those that served within those wars, Veteran’s Park stands as a cornerstone to Hawthorne’s northern entrance along Highway 95. Throughout the year, the people of Hawthorne plan for their main event on Armed Forces weekend.  Town parades from any holiday celebration traditionally end at Veterans Park, where new tributes are included within ...
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North Lake Tahoe Correspondence - January 2018

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – January 2018

Happy New Year! Even though the snowstorms have been a little sparse compared to last season, it has been plenty cold enough, and there is still a lot to do in North Lake Tahoe. Last season, the first big storm didn’t come in until after January 1st, and it didn’t stop snowing until June, so hopefully we’ll have another winter like that. Thanks to amazing snowmaking capabilities, all of the ski resorts are open from the West Shore to the ...
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Pahrump Correspondence - January 2018

Pahrump Correspondence – January 2018

Wheeler Well: one man's the labor of love In the Spring Mountains off of Wheeler pass, about 7,000 feet in elevation above the town of Pahrump,  sits and old rusted cattle watering tank known as Wheeler Well. It's not much to look at. The tank for the water had been dry for some fifty years, and It was full of holes from hunters using it for target practice.  Dick Senior changed all that. Dick was a man driven by the love ...
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Reno Correspondence - January 2018

Reno Correspondence – January 2018

Downtown Reno: One Square Mile Edition In the colder months, we tend to stay a little closer to home. Erik pursues the “One Square Mile” theme, featuring scenes he paints within a square mile of the loft (show at La Terre Verte, downtown Reno), and we relish the opportunity to base most of our activities near home, leaving the car parked. Luckily, we live in an area that is very conducive to this. Eats Gentrification is a dirty word these ...
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Searchlight Correspondence - January 2018

Searchlight Correspondence – January 2018

Searchlight: On the Road from Las Vegas to Laughlin For the next several months I will be exploring my visits to Laughlin from Las Vegas. Hopefully, it will answer at least a few of your questions about this section of our great State of Nevada! While the new Interstate 11 is being built with a bypass around Boulder City, it is nice to know that you can still get through this area to go to Laughlin without much difficulty. On ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - January 2018

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – January 2018

It’s a nice, optimistic feeling to see people get excited for all the snow at Lake Tahoe when there is no snow yet.  People arrive with high hopes and their the skis strapped to the roof of the car, but unfortunately are greeted to a town still waiting.  It doesn’t seem to dampen spirits, maybe because it’s the holiday season, a time to head into the mountains and be merry and bright.  A little of the white stuff would help ...
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Sparks Correspondence - January 2018

Sparks Correspondence – January 2018

We made it through another year and Sparks just seems to be getting better and better. The new Pyramid & McCarran intersection opened up making it easier to get around, new schools are being built, special events throughout the year allow family and friends to get together and create long lasting memories, and more. If you are like many other Northern Nevadans who have just made New Year’s resolutions such as spend time with loved ones, exercise, and learn new ...
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Baker Correspondence - December 2017

Baker Correspondence – December 2017

Need an excuse to get outside in December? Join your local Christmas Bird Count, and not only do you get fresh air, you also help provide data for the longest-run citizen science project in the world! The Snake Valley Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held Monday, December 18. Generally 45-50 species of birds are seen. Some routes involve mostly driving, while others are mostly hiking/snow shoeing/skiing, and some are a combination. The nearby Ely CBC will be Tuesday, December ...
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Carson Valley Correspondence - December 2017

Carson Valley Correspondence – December 2017

Carson Valley is “legendary” as the place where Nevada began in 1851.  The Historic Pony Express Trail borders the town of Genoa.  Minden is the town that the Dangberg’s built. Wagon roads helped to establish the town of Gardnerville during the mining boom of Aurora and Bodie. In the early days, Carson Valley was the “bread basket” for Virginia City, after the discovery of silver there, when ranchers supplied the Comstock with all of their fruit, dairy, vegetable, and meat ...
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Ely Correspondence - December 2017

Ely Correspondence – December 2017

Cold Mountain Fun with Fire & Ice As January cold settles into the mountains of Ely, Cave Lake comes alive with the annual Fire & Ice Festival. The festival melds artistic skill, physical endurance and the beauty of dark skies and bright lights into a weekend celebration open to all. The festival draws up to 2,000 spectators throughout the weekend, according to Ed Spear, Director of the White Pine County Tourism and Recreation Board. Sculptors, up to 20 participating some ...
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Fallon Correspondence - December 2017

Fallon Correspondence – December 2017

A Visit to Oats Park Arts Center Oats Park Art Center, located in a town of fewer than 9,000 residents, rivals many big city arts and entertainment venues. Once a former grammar school designed by Reno architect Frederick DeLonchamps in 1914, the building sat vacant for nearly 30 years after an earthquake caused structural and cosmetic damage in 1954. Now the two-storied building is again alive with activity and visual vibrance. “We have events almost every week,” said executive director ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - December 2017

Las Vegas Correspondence – December 2017

Come and enjoy the holiday season in Las Vegas this December! The Las Vegas Great Santa Run is being held on Saturday, December 2nd. We are always trying to beat our record of 11,000-plus Santas, for this Opportunity Village benefit. If you want to participate the entrance fee is $45 for either the 5K run or 1 mile walk for those over age 13, $25 for ages 6-12 and $15 for ages 2-5. The 5K run begins at 10:00 a.m ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - December 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – December 2017

Tropicana hosts Brunch with Gospel Music The Worship & Waffles Gospel Music & Brunch will be held in the Pavilion Theater at the Tropicana on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be a buffet style brunch menu with gospel hymns performed by Soul Tie. The all-you-can-eat buffet will have breakfast favorites including a waffle and French toast bar along with entrée selections including fried chicken, smoked brisket and oven roasted salmon. Tickets are $35 and a ...
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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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September Hiking in the Rubies

Elko Correspondence – September 2016

September Hiking in the Rubies September is often the best time to hike in the Ruby Mountains, as the temperatures ...
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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 ...
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Boulder City

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Carson City

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Las Vegas

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Lincoln County

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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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 ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - June 2016

Lincoln County Correspondence – June 2016

Lincoln County Beaver Dam 49er Gravel Grinder For bicycle enthusiasts to start the summer season, the Nevada State Parks offer ...
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Silver City

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Virginia City

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Gold Point

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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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Gladys Knight Laughlin

Laughlin Correspondence – December 2016

Bill Engvall Headlines Edgewater's E Center Top comedian Bill Engvall will be center stage at the E Center on Saturday, ...
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Ray Anthony as Richie Valens

Laughlin Correspondence – October 2016

Neil Sedaka Will Light Up the E Center Multi-talented Neil Sedaka will be singing his many hits and playing piano ...
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