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Ely Correspondence - August 2017

Ely Correspondence – August 2017

1987 Ely Centennial Celebration – Thirty Years Later Mining is an up and down activity, with the price of minerals controlling the rise and fall of the economy in a mining town. The 1980’s were very typical of the mining boom and bust cycle and had a lasting impact on the future of White Pine County. The McGill Smelter smokestack perhaps best symbolized the times. Approval for the new 750 foot stack was sought in 1983. The giant stack was ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - August 2017

Las Vegas Correspondence – August 2017

When the heat is on, it’s time to cool off! If you want to just kick back and relax for a few hours away from the oppressive heat of the Las Vegas summer, there are several cool  locations you can visit that show Free Movies. On Wednesdays, the Fashion Show Mall has movies at 11:30 a.m. in their Great Hall. They are showing The LEGO Batman Movie on August 2nd and A Dog’s Purpose on August 9th. On Thursday’s, you ...
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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 selling recording artist for years and has scored a total of eight Top 10 singles on the Billboard Country Songs chart and has charted 34 singles. He will headline the E Center at the Edgewater on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. Cyrus has also achieved international success as a songwriter, entertainer, actor, writer, executive film and TV producer, and ...
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Mineral County Correspondence - August 2017

Mineral County Correspondence – August 2017

The Mount Grant Challenge Hike A Good ideas and wishful thinking won’t make an event come true, but for Mineral County’s 9/11 Memorial Mount Grant Challenge there were just a handful of volunteers and workers that brought it to fruition. Dave Womack, a Fire Inspector in Mineral County for 33 years, took a vision and shared it with a few others within the Hawthorne Army Depot leadership. Since the attack of 9/11, a vast amount of the Wassuk mountain range, ...
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Reno Correspondence - August 2017

Reno Correspondence – August 2017

Hike (Bike) of the Month Summer is hot enough in Reno, without us adding to global warming by driving our cars around everywhere. So this month Erik and I decided to dust off our bikes and do some ‘splorin’, with the help of the RTC’s free Reno/Sparks Bike Map. Our favorite ride so far is the Truckee River Bike Path, which passes right by our loft and runs along the river in both directions. We have met people from all ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - August 2017

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – August 2017

The last big push of summer is upon us, and it’s been one hot summer all over the country.  The dog days of summer are here at Lake Tahoe, and Reno is not the only place with hot August nights.  We must enjoy them as much as possible, because lounging at Zephyr Cove Beach or taking a dip in the lake in December is no fun at all. Things are still very happening in the final month of the Tahoe ...
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Nevada Correspondence - July 2017

Nevada Correspondence – July 2017

In this edition: Baker, Boulder City, Elko, Ely, Gerlach, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Reno, South Lake Tahoe Baker Nevada's Last Glacier July is one of the busiest months in Baker, with hotel rooms, cave tours, and developed campgrounds at capacity. You can still enjoy your visit by booking ahead (for lodging options and cave tours) and checking out more primitive campsites (e.g., Snake Creek area and Sacramento Pass recreational area). And there is lots of great backcountry, ...
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Baker Correspondence - July 2017

Baker Correspondence – July 2017

Nevada's Last Glacier July is one of the busiest months in Baker, with hotel rooms, cave tours, and developed campgrounds at capacity. You can still enjoy your visit by booking ahead (for lodging options and cave tours) and checking out more primitive campsites (e.g., Snake Creek area and Sacramento Pass recreational area). And there is lots of great backcountry, with over 100 miles of trails in the North and South Snake Ranges.  For nformation on lodgings, restaurants, bars, and stores ...
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Boulder City Correspondence - July 2017

Boulder City Correspondence – July 2017

Snow White Sang at the Boulder Theatre Somewhat neglected in the story of Boulder City is the fact that Boulder Dam was built not just to generate electrical power but to inspire a nation. The architect Gordon Kaufman added the Art Deco touches to project a modern, forward-looking vision of America that was badly needed in the Great Depression. Boulder Dam was later renamed Hoover Dam, but nothing else was renamed -- causing endless confusion to visitors about where Boulder ...
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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 my favorites. Wild about Flowers This year's heavy snows and spring rains are guaranteed to produce a bumper crop of wildflowers this summer. Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway is one of the best spots to see the wildflowers. You can see plenty of flowers along the 12-mile drive to Road's End. For a closer view, any of the six hiking trails ...
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Ely Correspondence - July 2017

Ely Correspondence – July 2017

July 4th in Ely July 4th is one of the biggest celebrations of the year in Ely. There is a long history and tradition for this. In the early days of the mining and ranching here, workers were recruited from all over the world because of the skills they had. Underground miners came from Wales and England, and Basque sheepherders from France and nearby areas, Others came to work in their trades, including Chinese workers in the restaurants and laundries ...
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Gerlach Correspondence - July 2017

Gerlach Correspondence – July 2017

Spend the 4th of July on the Black Rock Desert!  Join Friends of Black Rock-High Rock out on the Black Rock Desert playa for a beautiful, informative and all-around good time this Independence Day.  This is a Leave No Trace camp out event. When: June 30th through July 2nd Where: We plan on camping at GPS coordinates: 40°49’33.3″N 119°12’45.0″W. We have weather contingency plans, but this is what we’re going with until further notice. Activities will include tours of the ...
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Las Vegas Correspondence - July 2017

Las Vegas Correspondence – July 2017

The iconic PAC-MAN character is one of the most recognizable figures in video game history and was the basis for the most successful arcade game of all time. Diamond Jack remembers losing game after game while playing the revolutionary console at the old Sahara Tahoe at Stateline. Well, the character is back and has arrived on casino floors at eight Boyd Gaming properties as PAC MAN WILD EDITION, a new video slot machine game from Ainsworth Game Technologies. Boyd Gaming properties with the game ...
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Laughlin Correspondence - July 2017

Laughlin Correspondence – July 2017

Martina McBride brings Country Music to the E Center American country music singer-songwriter and record producer Martina McBride will appear in the E Center at the Edgewater on Friday, July 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 - $105. The Multiple Grammy® nominee McBride signed with RCA Records in 1991. She has sold more than 18 million albums and earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and three with ...
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Lincoln County Correspondence - July 2017

Lincoln County Correspondence – July 2017

Pioche, seat of Lincoln County In stark contrast to its very colorful 19th-century past, 21st-century Pioche, Nevada attracts visitors and new residents with its friendly, picturesque, quiet  hometown appeal. The town, on U.S. Highway 93, is the county seat of Lincoln County. A main attraction is the courthouse, built in 1938, a prominent fixture of the town. An even more famous attraction is the "Million Dollar Courthouse," the one used from 1873 to 1938. (And that's another fascinating story all ...
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Mineral County Correspondence - July 2017

Mineral County Correspondence – July 2017

A Year-Round Blast In the summer month of July, families gather with outdoor water sports, picnics and fireworks on their mind. Kids anticipate July 4th with an evening of booms, then bursts of color in the night sky that slowly spray down embers, like sparkling waterfalls.  But in Mineral County, the Paiute Indian tribal members concentrate on selling dazzling fireworks in an all-year supply. Just north of Hawthorne and Walker Lake along highway 95,  the town of Schurz stands as ...
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Reno Correspondence - July 2017

Reno Correspondence – July 2017

Reno: The Best Place to Live (and Play) When Erik and I were striving to create a home for ourselves, first separately and then together, we faced a couple of challenges. First, we are both desert rats. We love big skies, open spaces, ghost towns and lonesome places. We fantasize about living “out in the middle of nowhere.” However, Erik grew up in Chicago and is a self-described “urban rodent.” And then there is the little matter of earning a ...
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South Lake Tahoe Correspondence - July 2017

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2017

The Fourth of July lands on a Tuesday this year, and that means a four-day weekend. (Yay! )  Or why not just take the whole week off? Americans nowadays don’t take enough vacation time, anyway. But this little town up here in the mountains will be filled to the gills this month with merry travelers looking for a good time.  Not many places in the world offer as much as Lake Tahoe does in terms of variety of recreational activities.  ...
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Nevada Correspondence - June 2017

Nevada Correspondence – June 2017

In this edition: Baker, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Lincoln County, Mineral County, South Lake Tahoe Baker Baker is busy in June! Fortunately, all the local businesses are up and running. One of the new offerings is the Great Basin Café, up next to the Lehman Caves Visitor Center. Hours are starting at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with breakfast and lunch served. Menu offerings include locally made bagels, coffee cake, cheesecake, and cookies; pretzel sandwiches, steak chili, and to-go salads; ...
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Baker Correspondence - June 2017

Baker Correspondence – June 2017

Baker is busy in June! Fortunately, all the local businesses are up and running. One of the new offerings is the Great Basin Café, up next to the Lehman Caves Visitor Center. Hours are starting at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with breakfast and lunch served. Menu offerings include locally made bagels, coffee cake, cheesecake, and cookies; pretzel sandwiches, steak chili, and to-go salads; Shirley Temple and Roy Rogers floats; beer, wine, and other beverages. A variety of local arts ...
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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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