Nevada Correspondence


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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Mineral County Correspondence - December 2017

Mineral County Correspondence – December 2017

Hawthorne’s Antique Haven Along anyone’s travels, quirky little thrift stores can heighten the curiosity of every collector or junking browser who dares to drive down a small-town main street. Such is the case at 585 E Street in Hawthorne’s downtown strip. The window dressing alone sways tourists to stop by Patricia’s Estate Sale Warehouse. With items of nostalgia brimming to the top of display cases, Patricia keeps a constant flow of changing merchandise, emerging from estate sales, trades or from ...
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Pahrump Correspondence - December 2017

Pahrump Correspondence – December 2017

The Pahrump Nugget 250 is not just a race The Pahrump Nugget 250 truly ranks up there as one of the most unique things about Pahrump. People who settled in this town have a natural affinity for exploring the outdoors, being so close to nature and the desert. Off-roading is one of the ways the residents regularly blow off some steam,  and so it is only fitting to celebrate that with this race. Not many towns can say they have ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - December 2017

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – December 2017

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 - December 2017

Sparks Correspondence – December 2017

Now that we are in the throes of winter, there are plenty of reasons to bundle up (maybe in your 80’s ugly sweater?), start shopping local craft fairs, and mingle with others who are willing to embrace the holiday spirit. Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas Nevada-style, check out the festivities going on in Victorian Square, and ring in the New Year with The Dan Band playing at the Nugget Casino Resort. The Outlets at Legends off of Sparks Boulevard ...
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Nevada Correspondence - November 2017

Nevada Correspondence – November 2017

In this edition: Baker, Elko, Ely, Fallon, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mineral County, North Lake Tahoe, Pahrump, South Lake Tahoe, Sparks Baker November ushers in colder weather, but that doesn’t stop people from going out for the annual turkey shoot. We don’t shoot turkeys, but those who have the highest scores shooting targets win frozen turkeys. The 16th annual event will be held Saturday, November 18th, starting at 9 a.m. Adult and youth categories are available, with archery, rifle, ...
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Baker Correspondence - November 2017

Baker Correspondence – November 2017

November ushers in colder weather, but that doesn’t stop people from going out for the annual turkey shoot. We don’t shoot turkeys, but those who have the highest scores shooting targets win frozen turkeys. The 16th annual event will be held Saturday, November 18th, starting at 9 a.m. Adult and youth categories are available, with archery, rifle, pistol, and shotgun events. It’s $5 to enter each event, with at least five signed up for an event to go. It usually ...
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Elko Correspondence - November 2017

Elko Correspondence – November 2017

Edible Elko  Kennedy Ranch is raising great tasting grass fed beef, free range chickens and free range turkeys in Lamoille. Last week I picked up a package of filets and the meat was perfect. Sue and Ken do a terrific job bringing tasty high quality beef and poultry to northern Nevada. Check them out at: kennedyranch.net. Festival of Trees The Elko Convention Center is home to the annual Festival of Trees from November 27th to 29th. This is a great ...
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Ely Correspondence - November 2017

Ely Correspondence – November 2017

Scenic Fall Drive Before winter sets in, take a drive along 38-mile Success Loop to glimpse the last of the autumn aspen leaves. Along the road are numerous places to pull over to bask in the warming sun and admire the mountains of the Schell Creek Range. Pick up the paved road for Success Loop five miles north of McGill. After passing through a cluster of homes, the road turns to gravel, easily navigable in clear weather in a two-wheel-drive ...
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Fallon Correspondence - November 2017

Fallon Correspondence – November 2017

Sip and Savor at Churchill Vineyards Are you a wine wizard or a liquor lover?  If so, a visit to the Frey Family Ranch and Churchill Vineyards is a must. Churchill Vineyards is the only Nevada winery producing Nevada grown grapes and bottled white wines.  They also make several reds with grapes shipped in from California. Their limited production appeals to collectors from all over the United States. Colby Frey, the Churchill Vineyards winemaker, is a fifth generation Nevada farmer.  Frey is successfully growing European Vinifera grapes ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - November 2017

Las Vegas Correspondence – November 2017

Here’s something you didn’t know about Diamond Jack: he loves to play Bingo. And he loves to play at the Plaza Hotel which has the only bingo room in downtown Las Vegas. The room was recently refreshed with new carpet, chairs and tables with 200 fixed base electronic bingo units. The Plaza holds Super Bingo tournaments every two months with nearly 1,000 players from around the country competing head to head with no linked games. The final Super Bingo event is ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - November 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – November 2017

Legendary Smokey Robinson will groove at the Edgewater o Smokey Robinson, whose career encompasses more than four decades of hits, will again star at The E Center at the Edgewater on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40, $50 and $80. Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer Robinson was born and raised in Detroit, Mich., where he founded The Miracles while still in high school. The group was Berry Gordy’s first vocal group, and what started the ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - November 2017

Lincoln County Correspondence – November 2017

Volleyball player coached by grandmother Not too many players have the circumstance to be coached in their high school careers by their father or mother. On occasion, a cousin, brother, sister, aunt or uncle may be the head coach of a given sport. But for Karley Whipple, a senior at Pahranagat Valley High School in Alamo, Nevada, she has the unique experience of being coached by her grandmother! What memories and stories to tell her own children someday. Ginger Whipple, ...
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Mineral County Correspondence - November 2017

Mineral County Correspondence – November 2017

Ace a par-fect year-round golf location o On the outskirts of Hawthorne, along Highway 95, the Hawthorne Army Depot is clearly marked by fencing, signage and the differentiated military structures, which include a guarded entry point. In seeing this ammunition-based military facility, many are surprised to learn that the Walker Lake Public Golf Course, which opened in 1952, is located on the base. Checking in advance for the current vetting process, one drives into the main entrance with proper identification ...
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North Lake Tahoe Correspondence - November 2017

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2017

The temperatures have dropped fast in North Lake Tahoe, and the local ski resorts are busy hosting job fairs and firing up their snow guns. Mount Rose opened on October 27th with limited operations, and once Northstar California, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and others follow suit with a solid layer of white on their trails, then they’ll be announcing their opening dates, too. All sorts of gyms around North Lake Tahoe are offering winter conditioning classes to help you get your ...
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Pahrump Correspondence - November 2017

Pahrump Correspondence – November 2017

Pahrump adds New Car Show to fall lineup The town of Pahrump just added one more attraction to its fall lineup to make this town the place to be. It certainly will be ranked as one of the best rural town car shows in Southern Nevada, and maybe the state, as 138 cars from all over the region came to the Pahrump Top Notch car show  on Oct. 7. The show  was  held at the Top Notch facility at 3681 ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - November 2017

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2017

As Tom Petty said, the waiting is the hardest part; the late fall is filled with anticipation while people wait for the snow to start flying.  November is also the preparation month for the town and local businesses getting ready for a busy ski season.  Would-be visitors wait at home and watch weather reports hoping to hear about a big storm in the Sierras.  Will the atmospheric river that flowed through last year and pummeled the area with record precipitation ...
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Sparks Correspondence - November 2017

Sparks Correspondence – November 2017

For those that aren’t quite over Halloween, consider visiting the new Key and Code Escape Rooms at The Outlets at Legends. What is an escape room, you ask? If you’ve ever watched or played the game of Clue, then it’s kind of like the true-life form of that. Teams of 2-10 people enter a theme-based room and try to solve puzzles to unlock the door within 60 minutes. The Dr. Ensaine Room is known to be the most popular yet ...
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South Lake Tahoe

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Elko

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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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 ...
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Elko Correspondence - February 2016

Elko Correspondence – February 2016

Elko Megateuthis  Makes its Debut in Elko The giant, mechanical squid known as Megateuthis was a Burning Man sensation this ...
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Boulder City

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Reno

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Baker

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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

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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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 ...
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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 - 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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Laughlin Correspondence - August 2016

Laughlin Correspondence – August 2016

Laughlin Annual River Regatta Happens Mid-August There will be pirates on the Colorado on Saturday, Aug. 13 for the 10th ...
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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, ...
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Sparks

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Hawthorne

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Eureka

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