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Elko Correspondence - March 2018

Elko Correspondence – March 2018

Sheepherder's Ball Elko's Basque Scene is alive and well. On March 10th the Elko Basque Club is hosting its Annual Sheep Herders Ball at the Basque Clubhouse on Flagview Drive. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and Basque favorites will be served. Music by Jean Flesher and Mercedes Mendive will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12/person. Bring your appetite and dancing shoes for a great night. Get Your Green On The Western Folklife Center is having a Saint Patrick's Day ...
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Ely Correspondence - March 2018

Ely Correspondence – March 2018

Feel Good at Tsaa Nesunkwa, Ely’s New Marijuana Dispensary Bring cash and valid identification to Tsaa Nesunkwa, Ely’s new marijuana dispensary, and leave with a custom-selected product to smoke, eat, drink as a tea, or use as a tincture. As you step inside the small tiled space attached to the Chevron gas station on Ely Shoshone tribal land along Great Basin Highway, soft music welcomes you. Sign-in, take a seat in the lobby by the flickering flames of the electric ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - March 2015

Las Vegas Correspondence – March 2015

Michelle Johnson Sings at the Smith Center Vocalist Michelle Johnson has been dubbed “Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz;” however, she is equally at home in all musical genres. She will present her one-woman “SPOTLIGHT: My Journey from Backstage to Centerstage” at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center on Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $22. Johnson’s show will highlight the multi-talented songstress’ experience as a Broadway actress, session singer, and backup singer for artists including ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - March 2018

Laughlin Correspondence – March 2018

On the Road from Las Vegas to Laughlin: Laughlin This is Part 3 of a series. Read Part 1 (Searchlight) & Part 2 (Cal-Nev-Ari)  Now that we’ve made it to Laughlin, let’s start exploring the hotel properties! There is no better place to start than Don Laughlin’s Riverside Hotel & Casino!  As you are aware, if you have traversed this way before, Don Laughlin made this town what it is today.  The Riverside is a reflection of his progress along ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - March 2018

Lincoln County Correspondence – March 2018

Pioche Fire House added to National Register of Historic Places Add another building to the National Register of Historic Places in the town of Pioche. The National Park Service announced new listings in February, including the Ely Fire Station and the Pioche Fire House, adding to the more than 300 historic sites in Nevada. Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Henry Brean noted that the two firehouses were built in the late 1920s. He wrote, “The Ely City Hall and Fire Station, ...
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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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South Lake Tahoe

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Elko

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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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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Carson City

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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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Tonopah

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Ely

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Lincoln County

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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Lincoln County Correspondence - February 2016

Lincoln County Correspondence – February 2016

Lincoln County New Ash Springs Proposal The popular Ash Springs Hot Springs picnic area, about seven miles north of Alamo ...
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Lincoln County in December

Lincoln County – Correspondence – December 2015

Lincoln County I trust you all had a Happy Thanksgiving. And now it’s December and the Christmas season. Here in ...
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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 - 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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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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Laughlin Night Life

Laughlin Correspondence – November 2015

Laughlin Yardbirds and Manhattans Appear at Harrah's The Yardbirds, an English rock band formed in London in 1963, will headline ...
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Sparks

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Hawthorne

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