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Pahrump Correspondence - September 2018

Pahrump Correspondence – September 2018

Rockhounding in the Johnnie Mining District The Johnnie Mining District may be historic in nature and worthwhile to poke around a bit if you are into history, but there is another reason to go there. Like most mining districts in Nevada, people can find some pretty good rocks, and even gems. Most rockhounds know that where there is gold to be found there are other types of precious stones too like  silver, copper and even gems. I have found some ...
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Sparks Correspondence - September 2018

Sparks Correspondence – September 2018

Aug. 29-Sep. 8 - Nugget Best in the West Rib Cook-Off Sparks rolls into September with the annual Best in the West Rib Cook-Off, otherwise known as the “Super Bowl of Ribs.” Thousands of people flock to Victorian Square to indulge in ribs, live music and drinks from 23 of America’s top pork cookers. One of our favorite places, Great Basin Brewery, has also been hosting lots of fun events lately, including a free concert with local soul singer and ...
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Baker Correspondence - August 2018

Baker Correspondence – August 2018

Summer is still in full swing in August in Baker, with lots of park visitors enjoying the beautiful scenery, cave tours, and astronomy programs. Kids go back to school in mid-August, and locals prepare for the White Pine County Fair, held August 17 - 19. Horse racing is also held the same weekend at the fairgrounds, ensuring a fun time (and also a good idea to make hotel reservations ahead of time). New Baker Website The business spotlight this month ...
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Elko Correspondence - August 2018

Elko Correspondence – August 2018

Summer Greetings from Elko! There is plenty going in the area, and here are a few activities to check out. Jarbidge Days Head to Jarbidge for good old fashioned fun in August. The Annual Jarbidge Days is held on August 10-12. Events include family games, craft sale, parade, live music, cowboy church, and more. FMI: Music at the Western Folklife Center Southwind performs in the historic Pioneer Saloon on Wednesday, August 15th from 6 to 8 p.m. This local band ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - August 2018

Las Vegas Correspondence – August 2018

Freeze those thoughts about it being too hot in August in Vegas! Hit some of the coolest places that you probably have not tried, like … Minus 5° Ice Experience at Mandalay Bay and at the Grand Canal Shoppes is a good place to go to freeze for a short period of time -- It’s 23º inside -- for a lot of money. Well, in all fairness, if you get a Groupon it is cheaper; otherwise, you are paying $45 ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - August 2018

Laughlin Correspondence – August 2018

Sugar Ray Will Liven Beach Party at Harrah's The Beach Party Concert Series at Harrah’s will come to an end with Sugar Ray appearing on Friday, Aug. 10 at 10 p.m. The group will perform smash hits including: “Fly,” “Every Morning,” “When It’s Over,” “Someday,” and “Into Yesterday,” etc. Southern California-native Mark McGrath is the group’s lead singer/songwriter. He can claim a stunning string of top 10 hits, multiple multi-platinum albums including the RIAA 3x platinum certified “14:59,” and countless ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - August 2018

Lincoln County Correspondence – August 2018

o o Fast Guns in Pioche Do you recall ever seeing Ben Cartwright, Hoss, or Little Joe get into a middle-of-the-street gunfight with anybody on the famous Bonanza TV program? Maybe Lil’ Joe or Adam, but never Pa Cartwright. Saw it happen a lot on Gunsmoke. Even the opening scene for many years showed one. Matt Dillon blasting away at someone. But then it was really just the same gunfight shown over and over at the opening credits each week ...
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North Lake Tahoe Correspondence - August 2018

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – August 2018

This summer is all about music, theater and hanging out at the beach in North Lake Tahoe. Start your weekend off with Music on the Beach at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area with live local bands every Friday (and grab a burger at The Grid) followed by the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival on Saturdays at Sand Harbor with live performances of “Macbeth” and “Beehive - The 60s Musical”. If you’re not done dancing in the sand, head over to ...
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Pahrump Correspondence - August 2018

Pahrump Correspondence – August 2018

Pahrump still has a lot of gold to be found Historically speaking, when people talk about gold being discovered in Nevada, they mention towns like Goldfield, Beatty, Virginia City, Tonopah,  and Eureka, to name a few, but very few ever speak of Pahrump. And yet gold has been discovered in the area, just like most of those towns named. In Beatty, two hardrock mining companies are even looking to  return to the area. In Pahrump, the hardrock mining was done ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - August 2018

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – August 2018

As usual, the summer seems to be flying by at a rapid pace, but it is certainly the dog days of summer.  We are right in the thick of things, and life at the lake is very casual as work is put on the back burner for a lot of people.  Except for the local businesses. They are booming, as people flood into the restaurants, beaches and the variety of entertainment venues. People are flocking to the recently renovated Round ...
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Sparks Correspondence - August 2018

Sparks Correspondence – August 2018

This summer is all about Hot August Nights (and Days) in Sparks The 32nd annual classic car event kicks off in Reno/Sparks this Friday, Aug. 3, in Virginia City, and then original and restored vehicles will make their way over to Reno and Sparks for Show N’ Shines, competitions, drag races, and more. Here are my top five picks of what to see, what to do, and how to plan your time at Hot August Nights (Aug. 3-12): 1) Go to ...
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Baker Correspondence - July 2018

Baker Correspondence – July 2018

Escaping the heat is a priority in the hot month of July. A great place to escape both the heat and crowds is Hendry’s Creek in the North Snake Range. This creek is home to Bonneville cutthroat trout, which have survived since the times when Lake Bonneville filled Snake Valley. Following the creek, an 11-mile long trail leads up to The Table, a high elevation plateau that is a marvel. Here you can see twisted bristlecone pines, bighorn sheep and ...
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Carson City Correspondence - July 2018

Carson City Correspondence – July 2018

To the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship: Downtown Carson City’s Adams 308 “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship,” is the line that runs through my head when I think about the marriage between the Hop & Mae Adams Foundation and the new and improved downtown Carson City.   Hop and Mae owned and operated the Nugget Casino in downtown Carson City. Preceded in death by her husband, and having no living heirs, Mae set about creating ...
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Elko Correspondence - July 2018

Elko Correspondence – July 2018

Summer greetings from Elko. There is plenty to see and do in Elko this month, including 4th of July Festivities. Let this Independence Day be a day to celebrate our freedom and honor our current service members and veterans here at home and abroad. To keep striving for the ideals that inspired the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all. Our Independence Day Pick The Khoury's Family and many other sponsors present the Spring Creek ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - July 2018

Las Vegas Correspondence – July 2018

Diamond Jack is in the middle of the desert, and sometimes he needs to see the sea. Welcome to SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium at the Boulevard Mall on Maryland Park and its many exhibits, ranging from rainforests and deserts to exotic marine life. These exhibits go through five continents, and visitors are encouraged to connect with animals and learn about their ecosystems through hands-on activities. These activities include feeding sharks, stingrays, birds, and tropical animals. Anyone seeking a more daring experience ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - July 2018

Laughlin Correspondence – July 2018

On the Road from Las Vegas to Laughlin: Laughlin This is Part 7 of a series. Read Part 1 (Searchlight), Part 2 (Cal-Nev-Ari), Part 3 (Laughlin), Part 4 (Laughlin), Part 5 (Laughlin), & Part 6 (Laughlin) Continuing on at Edgewater and Colorado Belle … Decisions, Decisions If you are leaving The Regency Casino or The Aquarius your next stop south on The Strip is Edgewater Hotel & Casino.  The Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino is right next to it to ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - July 2018

Lincoln County Correspondence – July 2018

Alamo Cowboy Writer Mike Prince After a distinguished career as an engineer with the Hughes Corporation and a middle school teacher and coach, Mike Prince Sr. of Alamo is a published author. In early April this year, Prince was invited to be one of the guest speakers and do a book signing at the monthly meeting of the Las Vegas Historical Society. “It was a meeting where the invited speakers were several of the ladies who were former rodeo queens ...
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North Lake Tahoe Correspondence - July 2018

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2018

As temperatures near 100 degrees in the valley, more people are flocking up to the mountains where it’s a couple of degrees cooler and plenty of room to swim in Big Blue. The month kicks off with fireworks shows in Kings Beach on the 3rd and fireworks displays in Tahoe City and Incline Village on the 4th. Here are some things to do, see, and eat in North Lake Tahoe this summer: A Snapshot of Red, White, and Tahoe Blue ...
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Pahrump Correspondence - July 2018

Pahrump Correspondence – July 2018

There are Lakes in the Town of Pahrump Pahrump is not known for having an abundance of water. In fact, the one lake it did have has been dry since the Ice Age. But there are some artificial lakes in town that are not at Mountain Falls Golf Course. One of the biggest ones is Lake Spring Mountain, an artificial lake built around five years ago at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch. The Lake was the ranch’s gift to the town, ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - July 2018

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2018

The secret is out: Lake Tahoe is a great place to visit in the summer.  Triple digit temperatures scorch places like Sacramento and Reno, so the lake becomes the obvious choice to get some relief.  Just looking at the cobalt blue waters of Tahoe can cool one off mentally, and then actually getting in the fresh clean water is a rejuvenation of body and mind.  In July, the area offers relaxation and entertainment for every type. From hanging on the ...
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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - June 2016

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – June 2016

South Lake Tahoe It's Summertime at Lake Tahoe! Here we go, summertime at Lake Tahoe! Three whole months of fun ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 - 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 ...
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Elko Correspondence - October 2017

Elko Correspondence – October 2017

 Roll Out the Barrel The Elko Downtown Business Association’s popular Beer Walk is coming back to Elko on Saturday October ...
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Elko Correspondence - September 2017

Elko Correspondence – September 2017

September Camping There is plenty of nice weather for camping in September. I recommend Angel Lake Campground for a quick ...
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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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Carson City

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Baker Correspondence - February 2016

Baker Correspondence – February 2016

Baker Interesting Things to Do and Places to See in February February may very well be the quietest month of ...
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Pondering some mysterious tracks

Baker Correspondence – January 2016

Baker Baker Happenings Sheepherders' Gathering, January 15-16 Join the fun in one of the most unusual parties in the state ...
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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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Las Vegas

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Lincoln County

Lincoln County Correspondence - April 2017

Lincoln County Correspondence – April 2017

New Hiko Junction billboard When are you coming to Lincoln County again? Soon, we hope. And as you come to ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - March 2017

Lincoln County Correspondence – March 2017

"P" stands for Pahranagat Does your town or community have a letter of the alphabet high on a mountain side ...
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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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Silver City

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Virginia City

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Gold Point

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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 ...
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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, ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - October 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – October 2017

Deana Carter Graces the Stage at the Riverside Music country staple Deana Carter will appear at the Riverside in Don’s ...
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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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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 & ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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