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Pahrump Correspondence - October 2017

Pahrump Correspondence – October 2017

There really were gunfighters in Pahrump Pahrump doesn’t have the fame of Tombstone, Arizona, where gunfighters blazed it out on its streets in a hail of bullets. And yet the town has a performing group of resident gunfighters complete with a Wild West Extravaganza weekend  in the spring. Known as The Pahrump  Gunfighters, the group performs at the Extravaganza, and they do shows throughout the year. The founder of the organization, Dan Delgado, is dedicated to the history of the ...
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Reno Correspondence - October 2017

Reno Correspondence – October 2017

Hike of the Month: Fall is in the air, and a must-do hike for October is Thomas Creek, out the Mount Rose Highway just 20 minutes south of downtown. Starting at the Thomas Creek Trailhead on Timberline Drive will take you up through a dense canopy of yellow, orange and red aspens and cottonwoods, all the way up into the Mount Rose Wilderness.  This hike never disappoints, and it is quite popular amongst the locals. There are several other routes ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - October 2017

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – October 2017

A What to expect when planning a trip to Lake Tahoe in the fall?  It’s a tough question, because there’s so much going on with music, festivals and weather.  The weather in September had it all: it rained, hailed, snowed, and the capper was a tornado warning on the Lake and a water spout that developed on the water near Zephyr Cove.  The warm and sunny days of August waved bye-bye, and suddenly it was autumn in the Sierra Nevada.   ...
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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 fun outdoor events, including Riding on the River family bike riding event on October 7, Sparks Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast/1st Alarm 5k run on October 14, the Sparks Mayor’s Cup on October 22, and Northern Nevada’s most famous autumn event, the October 22 PumpkinPalooza. Back for its sixth year, PumpkinPalooza is regarded as one of the top fall festivals ...
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Nevada Correspondence - September 2017

Nevada Correspondence – September 2017

In this edition: Baker, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Pahrump, Reno, Tonopah, South Lake Tahoe Baker September is one of the most beautiful months to visit Baker and the surrounding area. With the cooler temperatures and shorter days, the leaves start changing color, beginning at tree line and working their way down. Snake Creek, in the southern part of the park, has beautiful high elevation aspen groves. A hike to Johnson Lake takes you through them, ...
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Baker Correspondence - September 2017

Baker Correspondence – September 2017

A September is one of the most beautiful months to visit Baker and the surrounding area. With the cooler temperatures and shorter days, the leaves start changing color, beginning at tree line and working their way down. Snake Creek, in the southern part of the park, has beautiful high elevation aspen groves. A hike to Johnson Lake takes you through them, as well as the newly restored Johnson Mill. HistoriCorps, a group of volunteers who restores historic buildings, worked on ...
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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 weekend getaway. It is only an hour and a half from Elko and is reached by taking I-80 to Wells and then following State Route 231 to Angel Lake. Route 231 is a state scenic byway and provides great views of the East Humboldt Mountains as you head towards the campground. The campground sits in an aspen stand adjacent to ...
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Ely Correspondence - September 2017

Ely Correspondence – September 2017

The Cherry Creek Hot Springs Mural Refreshed Ely has 20 murals that depict its rich heritage of mining and ranching, along with the people who called this part of eastern Nevada home. The Cherry Creek Hot Springs mural has just been refreshed with fresh paint, 17 years after it was first painted. Located at 696 Aultman Street, on the west side of Economy Drug Store, the mural was commissioned by the Ely Renaissance Society during the summer of 2000 and ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - September 2017

Las Vegas Correspondence – September 2017

The Mob Museum It will soon be 2018, yet most people still think it’s 1970 in Las Vegas. That’s when the Strip was run by the Mob. Remember the movie Casino ? Well, Bugsy is out and Wall Street is in. Yet that old image of Bugsy still lingers, and Las Vegas promotes it in all its glory at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (The Mob Museum) in downtown Las Vegas on Stewart Ave. The Mob ...
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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 Riverside Sept. 14-16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. Country artist Collin Raye from Arkansas was one a big hit makers in the 1990s. With 24 top ten records and 16 No. 1 hits, Collin still continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness that is signature to his vocals alone. Raye has been nominated 10 ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - September 2017

Lincoln County Correspondence – September 2017

Pahranagat Man A Do you know what Pahranagat Man is, or where it is?  Have you ever seen it? It does exist. It’s an Indian rock art petroglyph etched in the rocks near the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge untold centuries ago, about seven miles south of Alamo on U.S. 93. But for now, it is the being used as the official trademark of the Lincoln Community Action Team (LCAT) and their efforts on tourism. However, it is not the only ...
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Mineral County Correspondence - September 2017

Mineral County Correspondence – September 2017

The Great Outdoors As summer is winding down and the high desert soil welcomes cool breezes, Mineral County remains a treasure trove of places to enjoy camping, while enjoying the sweeping views of Walker Lake and the vast circle of mountains surrounding it. Coming out of Hawthorne when traveling north on Highway 95, a first stop would be Walker Lake’s Monument Beach. Once known as the State Beach, it has now been dedicated by the County as a free, family ...
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Pahrump Correspondence - September 2017

Pahrump Correspondence – September 2017

The Pahrump Valley is one off-road adventure after another Climb aboard any off-road vehicle and head in any direction and within 30 minutes you leave civilization well behind. Whether you're headed towards the Spring Mountains or exploring canyons and wide open desert, the town of Pahrump offers off-road adventurist something that most towns can’t -- wide open space. Pahrump is just 65 miles west of Las Vegas and 35 miles to the east of Death Valley National Park. The town ...
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Reno Correspondence - September 2017

Reno Correspondence – September 2017

It’s All About the RIVER, Babie! The river matured late this year, with cold water and bank to bank flows persisting into late August. The upside is that the river should still be tube-able (and swimable) in September. We plan to over-indulge in this refreshing activity, putting in at Mayberry Park upstream and taking out at the Truckee River Whitewater Park downtown. For free maps and info, go to the Riverwalk District’s website or pick up one of their free ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - September 2017

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – September 2017

It felt as if every person on the planet visited Lake Tahoe this summer.  People from all walks of life came to the South Shore in search of the great vacation and great times.  Much like waves crashing on the shores, the crowds kept coming and coming.  Temperatures in the lowlands were hitting triple digits, so to many the logical escape was Tahoe.  Local businesses welcomed them with open arms: after all, tourism is the life blood of the economy ...
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Tonopah Correspondence - September 2017

Tonopah Correspondence – September 2017

Working Together: Tonopah High School and the Town of Tonopah Every day and each night there are visitors and locals alike exploring the Old Tonopah Cemetery, made famous by its proximity to the Clown Motel and an episode of Ghost Adventures. The Cemetery has been painstakingly caretaken and researched by Allen Metscher, President of the Central Nevada Historical Society. Allen has been working in the Old Cemetery for 38 years, where he has replaced wooden grave markers, looked up death ...
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Nevada Correspondence - August 2017

Nevada Correspondence – August 2017

In this edition: Baker, Boulder City, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Mineral County, Reno, South Lake Tahoe Baker Life Returns to the Strawberry Fire Area It’s been a year since the Strawberry Fire, which burned over 4,000 acres of National Park Service and BLM land at the north end of the South Snake Range. The area looks a lot different now, and the road is closed at the park boundary. You can still drive up to the gate, and it’s ...
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Baker Correspondence - August 2017

Baker Correspondence – August 2017

Life Returns to the Strawberry Fire Area It’s been a year since the Strawberry Fire, which burned over 4,000 acres of National Park Service and BLM land at the north end of the South Snake Range. The area looks a lot different now, and the road is closed at the park boundary. You can still drive up to the gate, and it’s worth it because of the amazing variety of plants and wildlife you can see there. Parts of the ...
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Boulder City Correspondence - August 2017

Boulder City Correspondence – August 2017

Bullock’s Field, the old Boulder City Airport Prior to 1933, Boulder City's "airport" was a graded dirt strip that accommodated the occasional private plane. In 1933, Noel Bullock leased the land from the Bureau of Reclamation to create Bullock's Airport. Noel, a Nebraska farm boy, already had found fame driving his homemade RAJO Model T Ford Special, Old Liz, that the press called a tin can and that Noel renamed Tin Lizzie. Noel and “Tin LIzzie”went on to win the ...
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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 over the 4th of July. I had a nice camping spot at Pine Creek and a good hike along the Jarbidge River. It was a treat to have the trail to myself. In town you should see the old jail, the historical exhibits in the community hall, and do some shopping in the gift shop. I ended my trip with ...
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Elko

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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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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Laughlin

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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