Choo-choo Santa

NevadaGram #209 – Christmas Trains, Secrets of the Picon, and the Guy from Tahoe...

Nevada is blessed with a handful of historic railroads operating around the state, and they all devote considerable energy to creating forever Christmas memories. If there's a child in your world, these train rides...
Merry-Go-Round on Rue de Rivoli

NevadaGram #208 – Nevada in Paris

Last year Robin and I spent several magical days following Sam Clemens around Paris and when the opportunity came to come back again, I decided to see what else Nevada people have been up...
Squaw Tom Sanders 1900 - 1980

NevadaGram #207 – Squaw Tom, The Picon Drinker and the Guy from Tahoe

Fate and circumstance have decreed that this month's NevadaGram will feature Squaw Tom Sanders at the top of the page. This is one of the stories that won him the Nevada Press Association's First...
Jacobs Family Berry Farm, Carson Valley Nevada

NevadaGram #206 – A Visit to Carson Valley, Goldfield Days, Bicycling in Nevada and...

Carson Valley has the distinction of being one of the most beautiful places on earth, just a half hour's drive, via the Kingsbury Grade with its stunning views, from another of the most beautiful...
Lily in her pool at Safe Haven Refuge Nevada

NevadaGram #205 – Hold that Tiger (and those Bears)

I don't quite know how to introduce the strange place in the desert we visited early in July. It is only ten miles off Interstate 80 at Mill City but far removed from what...
Miles End B&B, Kingston Nevada

NevadaGram #204 – Kingston, Night Out at Lake Tahoe and Mountain Biking Trails...

The best way to get to Kingston is by way of US 50 to Austin, then west down into the Reese River Valley a couple of miles and then south on the road marked...
Last Chance Joe, Sparks Nevada

NevadaGram #203 – Last Chance Joe, Wandering, Cold Springs Station, Old Time Fiddlers

There's a paunchy, nearly toothless bewhiskered old guy who's always wearing a goofy grin and has been a familiar figure on Victorian Avenue in Sparks for more than 50 years — since it was...
Peter Barton and Gernor Brian Sandoval at dedication of the new NSRy bridge to Henderson

NevadaGram #202 – Rural RoundUp in Tonopah, Big Spike in Boulder City, Reno Night...

Rural RoundUp, the annual grand conclave of tourism workers from all around rural Nevada, was held this year in Tonopah. The speakers were insightful and entertaining, the workshops apt and informative, the meals ambitious...

NevadaGram #201 – Art, Skiing, Driving Old Lonely, the April Calendar

Skiing in Nevada by Curtis Fong “The Guy From Tahoe” Miracle March? March Madness? During this past month the Storm Door finally opened and Mother Nature brought winter back to northern Nevada… Gotta hand it to...
Ruby Mountain summits near Elko

NevadaGram #200 – Skiing the Rubies, A Foodie in Vegas, Shopping in Winnemucca

Introducing a new section of the NevadaGram, Let's Go Outside with Curtis Fong. "I remember the guide telling us what line he was going to ski and indicating a stop point at the bottom and...
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