Elko Correspondence – December 2019

Christmas is almost here, and Elko has plenty of great Christmas events to see. Here are a few of the best in the area to take in: Pioneer Christmas Bring the whole family out on December...

Las Vegas Correspondence – December 2019

Diamond Jack continues to be amazed at what goes on in this city. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) have begun tunneling on the underground people mover, the first commercial endeavor for...

Laughlin Correspondence – December 2019

Anaheim Ballet continues "Nutcracker" tradition at Riverside The family tradition of “The Nutcracker Ballet” will be presented by the Anaheim Ballet Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 5-7 in Don’s Celebrity Theatre at the Riverside. Tickets to the 7...

Lincoln County Correspondence – December 2019

The Historic Mountain View Hotel in Pioche Once as elegant a hotel as graced anyplace in the Western states between San Francisco and Denver, the Mountain View Hotel in Pioche has fallen into such a...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – December 2019

Tahoe got its first taste of snowfall late last month, augmenting the manmade snow that ski resorts have furiously been making to either get open or stay open. So, while we are out there...

Pahrump Correspondence – December 2019

Pahrump off-road experience is better with a map Traveling to new places to check out new trails can be exciting, especially if you know where you are going. This article is specifically written for those...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – December 2019

It was a great Indian Summer that settled into Northern Nevada throughout October and November, temperatures at the lake were pleasant and sights beautiful.  Then, just as the Thanksgiving holiday week arrived, the cold...

Sparks Correspondence – December 2019

Sparks is a community that’s known to immerse itself in the holiday spirit, and this year is no different -- with festivals, shopping events and plenty of opportunities to hang out with Santa all...

Baker Correspondence – November 2019

Border Inn Rocks Most of the eating establishments in Baker have closed for the winter, since the number of visitors has really gone down. However, the Border Inn, located on Highway 6/50 right on the...

Las Vegas Correspondence – November 2019

The holidays are right around the corner: do you have any money left to spend? I don’t know about you, but I could use some free or less costly things to do before the shopping...

Laughlin Correspondence – November 2019

A Lake Mohave secret revealed -- when you just gotta go! This month, we continue on with our travels on the Nevada side of Lake Mohave, visiting its not-so-famous coves.  The following information are points...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2019

North Lake Tahoe has been in a limbo with the weather; the days here have been sunny with the temperature highs in the mid-60s, down to the low 30s at night. But even though...

Pahrump Correspondence – November 2019

Sanders Winery: A Hidden Surprise Fall is the best time of year to come to Pahrump and enjoy the great weather. Our trees don’t change color here, but the people do. The Pahrumpians when...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2019

The leaves have fallen, days are shorter and the temperatures are low. Everything is waiting for the snow to start flying and winter to begin.  In the meantime, I had the pleasure to attend...

Sparks Correspondence – November 2019

This is my favorite time of the year, when the temperatures start cooling off, but the sun is still shining (except for the one or two random storms that may come through), and many...

Baker Correspondence – October 2019

Changing Colors Fall colors have been delayed this year, which means October will likely be brilliant! There's a whole mountain, from Baker at 5,300 feet to Wheeler Peak at 13,063 feet, to change. The Wheeler...
Mountain bikers eagerly awaiting the opening of the new trailhead

Carson Valley Correspondence – October 2019

Soaring, Ballooning and Skydiving in the Carson Valley Skies Fall in the Carson Valley is an outdoorsman's paradise.  With the chill of the mountain air streaming into the valley each night and the warming...

Elko Correspondence – October 2019

Fall is definitely here in Elko, and that means plenty of great events in October. The Murals Are Done The last week in September saw the mural artists descend on Elko for the Elko Mural Project....

Las Vegas Correspondence – October 2019

Next year, the Oakland Raiders become the Las Vegas Raiders and will play in Allegiant Airlines Stadium currently being built adjacent to the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. Until then, the biggest game in town...

Laughlin Correspondence – October 2019

Toby Keith Coming to the the Laughlin Event Center Toby Keith will headline the outdoor Laughlin Event Center with special guest rapper Colt Ford on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $60. At...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – October 2019

Well, it’s hard to say what this winter is going to do. Based on the weather from the past few months, it seems like there are weeks when the temperatures plummet, then it warms...

Pahrump Correspondence – October 2019

Balloons overhead in Pahrump For the past year now, the Pahrump Valley has been experiencing an aerial invasion of hot air balloons that have been taking off and landing here in the valley. Normally, one...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – October 2019

It’s the fall shoulder season at Lake Tahoe and the temperatures are cooler, days are shorter, but the time to visit couldn’t be better.  Some consider fall to be the best time of year...

Sparks Correspondence – October 2019

Autumn is my favorite time of the year because I love when the temperatures gradually get cooler, pumpkins are in season, and there are lots of fun and friendly events going on in Sparks...

Baker Correspondence – September 2019

Take It to the Lake The Ely Outdoor Enthusiasts host a great array of events throughout the year aimed at people getting outside and getting healthy. In September, their flagship event is held, Take It...

Elko Correspondence – September 2019

End of summer hiking September is one of the best month's for hiking in Elko County, and there are dozens of trails to choose from that cover hundreds of miles. The easiest to get to...

Las Vegas Correspondence – September 2019

Blues, bodies or backyards: which one appeals to you? It’s the beginning of autumn and cooler weather. Although Las Vegas never cools down, between the weather and the excitement highs, the festivals and concerts start...

Laughlin Correspondence – September 2019

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ on the river Make a splash in Laughlin with water activities, since you should get on the river at least one time while you are visiting. Previous Laughlin Correspondence articles have included The...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – September 2019

This is my favorite time of the year, when the water in Lake Tahoe is the warmest, the air temperature starts to drop, kids go back to school, and “locals’ summer” begins. This is...

Pahrump Correspondence – September 2019

Fall is a great time to stay in Pahrump Fall is the busiest time to come to Pahrump, and if you are coming during one of the many celebrations in town during this time you...

Sparks Correspondence – September 2019

Victorian Square still proves to be a great gathering place for locals and visitors alike, with plenty of all-ages events and festivals surround good food, brews, and fun. If you’re not on the playa...

Mark Twain’s Collar Buttons

by Dan De Quille The Golden Era, December 6, 1863 If I had known that Mark Twain's shirts were all without collars I would never have gone into partnership with him in rooms. I should have...

Baker Correspondence – August 2019

August is one of the busiest months in White Pine County! Arts in the Park – Ely, Nevada The first weekend of August is Arts in the Park in Ely, with over 100 vendors offering a...

Elko Correspondence – August 2019

Elko is full of fun activities during August and here are a handful worth checking out: Movies in the Park The Northeastern Nevada Museum is showing two classic movies this August behind the museum. Here Comes...

Las Vegas Correspondence – August 2019

Diamond Jack is rejoicing as Frites Las Vegas, the first-ever French fry concept on The Strip, has brought back the richness of beef tallow for ultimate fry perfection. A great deal of research went...

Laughlin Correspondence – August 2019

Ventriloquist Kevin Johnson Stops at the Riverside Recognized as one of the world’s Top Ten Best ventriloquists, Kevin Johnson will visit Don’s Celebrity Theatre at the Riverside with his pals Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 7-11 with performances...

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – August 2019

North Lake Tahoe locals are known to embrace the last days of summer with lots of outdoor activities to enjoy the sunshine before the weather turns. And along with skateboarding, golfing, and perhaps mountain...

Pahrump Correspondence – August 2019

Drink some great wine and watch people stomp grapes Each year the Pahrump Valley Winery has its annual Grape Stomp which attracts about 3,000 people from all over. The Pahrump Grape Stomp celebrates the end...

Sparks Correspondence – August 2019

Now that we’re going into the dog days of summer, Sparks is all about enjoying live music, beer, and ribs! The new outdoor Nugget Event Center in Victorian Square has been bringing in some...

Carson Valley Correspondence – July 2019

Tuesday Evenings in Minden can typically be pretty quiet during the year; however, as summer rolls into action Tuesdays come alive in Downtown Minden with our local farmers market, plenty of foodie options and...
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