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Wagons bound for Jarbidge on the Crippen Grade

The Last Stagecoach Robbery

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by David Toll Jarbidge Nevada lies within the narrow steep sided canyon that channels the middle Fork of the Bruneau River, nine miles south of the Idaho border in the northeast corner of Nevada and...

Elko Correspondence – October 2019

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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....

Elko Correspondence – September 2019

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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...

The Famous Garcia World’s Fair Gold Medal Saddle from Elko

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The book follows the journey of G.S. Garcia and J.M. Capriola, two legendary saddle makers in northeastern Nevada who made their living from the working cowboys and ranchers in the Great Basin. Entering into...

Elko Correspondence – August 2019

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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...

Elko Correspondence – July 2019

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Art in the Park Elko County Art Club's annual Art in the Park craft and arts show is coming! July 13th and 14th, 2019! There's something for everyone, so bring the family. Live art demos,...

Elko Correspondence – May 2019

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Celebrate Cinco De Mayo Club Mexicano de Noreste de Nevada invites everyone to come celebrate the 19th annual Cinco de Mayo event on Saturday May 4, 2019. The festivities begin with the annual parade in...

Elko Correspondence – April 2019

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April Greetings from Elko. Spring has arrived and we are enjoying the warmer weather. Real Sarahs Coming to Elko Come join the fun as this Americana trio makes their debut performance in Elko, NV at the...
On the way to School, Baker Nevada

NevadaGram #212 – Boulder City 1935, Squaw Tom, Sourdough Slim, and the MaryJane Sisters...

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See the Wind and Catch it Based on the true story that Ila Clements Davey (Godby) told me, as I imagined it. by Alan Goya There was a lot for a kid to do in Boulder City...

Elko Correspondence – March 2019

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We have had a snowy winter in Elko, and I am ready for Spring. Regardless of the weather, there is plenty to take in this month. Here are a few snippets to consider. Get Your...

Elko Correspondence – January 2019

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Happy New Year from Elko. The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering The "Gathering" is less than a month...

Elko Correspondence – December 2018

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It is the Christmas season in Elko, and there are plenty of holiday events to take in. Below are a few of the favorites. Creche Display The Interfaith Christmas Creche display runs from November 29th though...

Elko Correspondence – November 2018

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Fall greetings from Elko. There is lots to do this month, and here are a few events that caught my eye. Cozy Cocktail Walk Get into the holiday spirit early this year with Cozy Cocktail Walk...

Elko Correspondence – October 2018

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Fall is in the air, and there is lots to do in Elko this month while the weather is nice. Western Folklife Center Happenings The Western Folklife Center is presenting a new exhibition in the Wiegand...

Elko Correspondence – September 2018

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Outdoors in Elko County  There is plenty of summer left in September and here are a few of my ideas to consider: Berry picking The wild fruit of the Ruby Mountains are ready for picking. My...

Elko Correspondence – August 2018

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Summer Greetings from Elko! There is plenty going in the area, and here are a few activities to check out. Jarbidge Days Head to Jarbidge for good old fashioned fun in August. The Annual Jarbidge...

Elko Correspondence – July 2018

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Summer greetings from Elko. There is plenty to see and do in Elko this month, including 4th of July Festivities. Let this Independence Day be a day to celebrate our freedom and honor our...

Elko Correspondence – June 2018

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Farmers Markets The Elko and Lamoille Farmers Markets are ready to get underway! The markets run from June -- October, and local producers invite you to enjoy the best of what Elko County have to...

Elko Correspondence – May 2018

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Halleck Bar Party  The public is invited to the Annual party at the Northeastern Nevada Museum that starts at 6 p.m. on May 4th. It features a contest for best Old West-styled costume, a souvenir...

Elko Correspondence – April 2018

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Spring Gardening The snow is melting, the ground is thawing, and it is time to head outside and do a little gardening. My favorite place for plants and gardening supplies is Colorscapes in Lamoille. Marvel...
The Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum's recently restored building at 542 Commercial Street was built in 1907 by master craftsman G.S. Garcia to house his saddle, harness and tack shop.

Elko Correspondence – February 2018

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New Museum Opens in Elko The Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum has its grand opening on February 2nd at 2 p.m. The museum is located at 542 Commercial Street in a restored building that was...

Elko Correspondence – January 2018

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Saddle Up for Cowboy Poetry o The 2018 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering starts on the 29th of this month. Now is the time to get your tickets if you have not already done so. Many...

Elko Correspondence – November 2017

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Edible Elko  Kennedy Ranch is raising great tasting grass fed beef, free range chickens and free range turkeys in Lamoille. Last week I picked up a package of filets and the meat was perfect....

Elko Correspondence – October 2017

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 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...

Elko Correspondence – September 2017

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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...

Elko Correspondence – July 2017

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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...

Elko Correspondence – June 2017

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California Trail Days On June 3rd and 4th, come experience western history as the California Trail Interpretive Center will be hosts its Annual Trail Days event. This free event features demonstrations and talks, living displays...
Paleontologists digging for ichthyosaurs in the Augusta Mountains, Pershing County Nevada

NevadaGram #190 – Ichthyosaur Digs, Rural RoundUp in Elko, Nevada Calendar

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Rural RoundUp 2017 This year's Cow Counties Tourism Pro-Am convened in Elko. Story below. More than 500 fans of a Reno-brewed IPA, and of its namesake — a giant prehistoric ocean-dwelling reptile — attended a fundraiser at...

Elko Correspondence – May 2017

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Edible Elko  The Fresh Fare Bistro has been open for a few months, and I finally tried it out, twice, during the past week. I am glad I did. Their menu is centered around providing...

Elko Correspondence – April 2017

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Bighorns in the Rubies Early Spring is the perfect time to see the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in the Ruby Mountains. Last weekend, I took a quick drive in Lamoille Canyon and spotted over...

Elko Correspondence – February 2017

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Old West Murals in Downtown Elko In November and December, eleven photo murals were installed in downtown Elko. These photo murals, taken by Deon and Trish Reynolds of Eureka, showcase life in rural Nevada. The...

Elko Correspondence – December 2017

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It's beginning to look A Lot Like Christmas Elko is jumping right into the Christmas spirit, and I wanted to share a few of the great local events that are coming up: Interfaith Crèche Exhibit ...
Country Dancing , Elko Nevada

Art “Placemaking” or Art “Placekeeping” in Downtown Elko?

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By David Roche Executive Director, Western Folklife Center When the Western Folklife Center was awarded an art “placemaking” grant from ArtPlace America in the fall of 2015, it initiated a creative process already stimulated by Elko’s...
Star Lake above South Lake Tahoe

Nevada Correspondence – October 2016

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In this edition: Boulder City, Carson Valley, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mesquite, South Lake Tahoe   Boulder City Good Citizens The biggest event of the year in Boulder City is the Annual Art in the Park...
Lamoille Canyon in Fall

Elko Correspondence – October 2016

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Fall Colors in Elko County A Fall brings a lot of changes to the mountains of Elko County, and one of the best to take in is the changing of the leaves. Lamoille Canyon is one...
September Hiking in the Rubies

Elko Correspondence – September 2016

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September Hiking in the Rubies September is often the best time to hike in the Ruby Mountains, as the temperatures have cooled off and the number of hikers has dropped with the end of summer...
Mount Moriah

Ely Correspondence – September 2016

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Great Basin College Fall Field Trips Two field trips are being offered by the Great Basin College during the Fall Semester.  These are introductory classes with no prerequisites. Great Basin Ecology (Biol 299) on September 9-11...
Lamoille Canyon

Elko Correspondence – August 2016

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Elko Exploring Elko County’s History -- Aspen Tree Carvings The back roads of Elko County are perfect for exploring in August. When I am out driving I always find the aspen tree carvings worthy of stopping...

Elko Correspondence – July 20016

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Elko July Campouts I'm paraphrasing a line from one of the poets who recited earlier this year at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Doris Daley, from her work titled "Million Star Resort." The gist...
June in Elko

Elko Correspondence – June 2016

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Elko Waterfalls and wildflowers June greetings from Elko. This is my first post, and I'm happy to be sharing stories about Elko and the surrounding area. I've been enjoying the beauty of the Ruby Mountains for many...
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