Nevada Correspondence

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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Nevada Correspondence - October 2017

Nevada Correspondence – October 2017

In this edition: Baker, Boulder City, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mineral County, North Lake Tahoe, Pahrump, Reno, South Lake Tahoe, Sparks Baker With cooler temperatures and snow at the highest elevations, it’s clear that winter is on its way. Autumn, though, will persist throughout the month, and it’s one of the best times to visit Baker, as Great Basin National Park isn’t as busy. Most of the local businesses are still operating, although hours will likely be ...
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Baker Correspondence - October 2017

Baker Correspondence – October 2017

With cooler temperatures and snow at the highest elevations, it’s clear that winter is on its way. Autumn, though, will persist throughout the month, and it’s one of the best times to visit Baker, as Great Basin National Park isn’t as busy. Most of the local businesses are still operating, although hours will likely be reduced throughout the month (except for the Border Inn, which is open 24/7). With Halloween at the end of the month, I thought it would ...
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Boulder City Correspondence - October 2017

Boulder City Correspondence – October 2017

What Makes Something Historic? Why preserve an old building? Is it the architecture? Did something significant happen there? Is it attached to a historic event or a noted person in history? If it has a worthy story it should be told, incorporated and passed on to the next generation. The Countess of Boulder City Ida Browder was born of noble blood in  Krunstadt, Austria-Hungary. When her husband died in 1930, she moved with her two children to Boulder City. She ...
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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 14, 2017. It starts at 4:00pm and goes until 7:00pm. Take a stroll and discover all the shops, art galleries, professional services, and great restaurants Downtown Elko has to offer, all while tasting great beers with your friends. https://www.facebook.com/ElkoDowntown/# A  Lamoille Pumpkin Festival A This family event is set for October 21 and 22 this year. Come pick your pumpkins ...
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Ely Correspondence - October 2017

Ely Correspondence – October 2017

Pine-Nut Time If you like pine nuts, then fall is the time to visit Eastern Nevada. The mountain pinyon trees are heavy with their delicious crop this year, if you know where to look and have the patience to harvest them. The Bureau of Land Management and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest allow individuals to gather as much as 25 pounds of nuts on public land without a permit or fee. Great Basin National Park also allows the same amount of harvest ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - October 2017

Las Vegas Correspondence – October 2017

A Spooky? Nah! Try These Events Instead! I'm still liking different. Do you like different? This is different! Vegas Gone Yoga has been in existence since 2013. The weekend of October 6th you can enjoy a variety of dynamic, movement and aerial yoga, along with meditation and discussion classes with 40 instructors at the Springs Preserve. (Have you noticed there are a lot of fun events at the Springs Preserve?) Besides 3 rooms, they have the Patio Gallery and the ...
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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 Celebrity Theater Thursday, Saturday, Oct.19-21 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30. The natural beauty caught the eye of Willie Nelson early in her career and she’s co-written songs with the likes of Kenny Chesney. She’s the daughter of famed studio guitarist and producer Fred Carter, Jr. Carter grew up exposed to the wide variety of musicians her father worked with, including ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - October 2017

Lincoln County Correspondence – October 2017

Park to Park Pedal Time to get after it again. The 2017 annual Park to Park Pedal, sponsored by the Nevada State Parks, is now taking registrations for this year’s event. Registration can be done online at www.parktoparkpedal.com. The event is being promoted by the Lincoln County Authority on Tourism (LCAT) through marketing on www.LincolnCountyNevada.com and social media advertising. Saturday Oct. 14 is the day, with the starting point at Kershaw-Ryan State Park, a bit south of Caliente, at 7 ...
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Mineral County Correspondence - October 2017

Mineral County Correspondence – October 2017

History Meets Cemetery Exploration Some would say that cemeteries give them the creeps, while others would view them as a plethora of historic wonders. Walking slowly through any older cemetery, one may respectfully find oneself observing names, dates and messages that were inscribed to enshrine a person’s unique honor. Author Sue Silver, once a resident of Mineral County, experienced her own surprise during an extensive research when she uncovered a long-lost relative buried in the Aurora, Nevada cemetery, where 19th-century ...
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North Lake Tahoe Correspondence - October 2017

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – October 2017

It seems like over on the northeastern side of Lake Tahoe autumn came in fast. As we enter into the shoulder season, the temperatures have dropped 20 degrees and we’re experiencing some chilly mornings and some stormy afternoons … sometimes with snow! However, this is one of the best seasons to enjoy Tahoe because even though the temperatures are getting cold, the lake (generally) still stays warm. You’ll most likely have it all to yourself if you decide to go ...
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South Lake Tahoe

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

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

Boulder City Correspondence - June 2016

Boulder City Correspondence – June 2016

Boulder City The Magic Forest of Wee Thump Boulder City is really at the intersection of so many crossroads. While ...
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Boulder City Correspondence - May 2016

Boulder City Correspondence – May 2016

Boulder City Discovering Boulder City Travelers tend to run into Boulder City, coming and going from somewhere else.  Going to ...
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Reno

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Baker

Baker Correspondence - March 2016

Baker Correspondence – March 2016

Baker Climbing Wheeler Peak A popular activity for those who visit Baker is to climb Wheeler Peak, the second highest ...
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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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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

Ely Renaissance Village Store

Ely Correspondence – June 2016

Ely Ely’s Renaissance Village Has New Residents In 2005, the Ely Renaissance Society purchased a piece of property from the ...
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Ely Correspondence - May 2016

Ely Correspondence – May 2016

Ely Ely Art Bank Host Reception The Ely Renaissance Society has plans for a busy season with a reception/celebration planned ...
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Ely Correspondence - April 2016

Ely Correspondence – April 2016

Ely Garnet Mercantile Revitalizes Ely’s Downtown Area When Ely lost its main retail store, JC Penney a few years ago, ...
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Ely Correspondence - March 2016

Ely Correspondence – March 2016

Ely Great Basin College Geology Field Trips For the adventurous person interested in the Great Basin, two geology field trips ...
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Ely Correspondence - February 2016

Ely Correspondence – February 2016

Ely Ely Renaissance Plans for 2016 The Ely Renaissance Society is ready for 2016. The Ely Art Bank will host ...
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Fire and Ice Festival

Ely Correspondence – January 2016

Ely Cave Lake Ice Fishing Derby Saturday, January 30, 2016 8 a.m. — 3 p.m. Cave Lake State Park Top ...
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Lincoln County

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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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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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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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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Eureka

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