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Eureka 4th of July

NevadaGram #217 – Eureka 4th of July, Yerington Museum, Fort Churchill

Nevada's biggest cities are near its edges, and as a consequence our city-dwellers don't have as much connection with small town Nevada as they might otherwise, and so they miss out on a big...
Hot Club of San Francsco plays Artown in Reno

Northern Nevada Arts & Artists

August is heat in Northern Nevada, and that brings out the festival season as well as quite a few art-oriented events. Let's take a look at a few of these events. Street Theater in Carson...
Dragon Lights at the Wilbur May Center, Reno

Nevada Arts & Artists – July

by Dana Nollsch There is an elephant in the northern Nevada room, and its name is Artown. July is truly a special month in Reno, about 500 Artown events over 31 days, so let's dive right...
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...
Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Good Luck Macbeth in Reno Nevada

Northern Nevada Arts & Artists for May

by Dana Nollsch The frantic activity at left is Trish and Deon Reynolds, with the able and enthusiastic assistance of Mark Salinas, mounting a photo mural, and it is the prelude to big doings in...

Reno Correspondence – January 2018

Downtown Reno: One Square Mile Edition In the colder months, we tend to stay a little closer to home. Erik pursues the “One Square Mile” theme, featuring scenes he paints within a square mile of...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Paleontologists digging for ichthyosaurs in the Augusta Mountains, Pershing County Nevada

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

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...

Sparks: A Town of Two Times

by Wendell Huffman   Sparks was created in the early 20th century as part of the Union Pacific Railroad’s modernization of the Central Pacific line across Nevada. The old division point at Wadsworth, where trains were...

DAYTON is in Virginia City

by Dennis Cassinelli For many years, my family and I have lived in Dayton, Nevada, “Gateway to the Comstock.” This is where Nevada gold was first discovered in 1849 that ten years later, led to...
Central Nevada Museum

NevadaGram #182 – Visits to Eureka, Tonopah and Winnemucca, Richard Bangs Makes it to...

In Silver City, Saturday August 20th was a hot and happy summer's day as townspeople, former residents, grandparents, friends from out of town, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins by the dozens gathered at...

Reno Correspondence – August 2016

Reno Arrrrrg maytees! August 13th brings the Reno Pirate Crawl. For anyone who enjoys the night-life, and pirates, this should be a night to remember (or not, but that’s okay because there will be a...

Reno Correspondence – June 2016

Reno Reno Street Food and More An experience that most people know all too well is the dreaded “Where do you wanna eat?” debate. Well, at “Reno Street Food," a food cart event every Friday from...
Virginia Street Bridge in Reno

Reno Correspondence – May 2016

Reno Whether you are a dedicated metal-head, or just an open mind seeking new forms of entertainment, Reno’s local metal scene is something you’ll definitely want to check out while you’re in town. In my...

Railroad Motor Cars of Nevada – Part II

By Stephen E. Drew, Chief Curator (retired) California State Railroad Museum   Nevada Motor Cars Part I Nevada Motor Cars Part III The self-propelled passenger car, or motor car, was the savior of early 20th-Century railroad branches and...
Reno Ukelele Festival

Reno Correspondence – April 2016

Reno If you are planning to travel to Reno in the month of April, you picked the right month! There are many exciting opportunities and events, including the Reno Ukulele festival, the Reno Earth Day...

Railfanning Correspondence- February 2016

Railfanning See Nevada from the California Zephyr For a lot of people, railfanning means finding a location overlooking some railroad tracks, setting up a lawn chair and an umbrella, and listening to a radio or scanner...

Nevada Correspondence – October 2015

In this edition: Baker, Las Vegas(3), Lincoln County, Mesquite, Tuscarora, West Wendover, Railfanning in Ely   Baker October is one of the most beautiful months to visit Great Basin National Park. The cool, crisp air and changing colors makes...
Brazilian Fire Eater

Nevada Correspondence – September 2015

Each month our intrepid correspondents file dispatches from around the state. In this edition: Las Vegas(3), Lincoln County, Mesquite, Reno, Smith Valley, Tuscarora, Railfanning in Verdi Las Vegas Rio Hotel & Casino How often do you visit the Rio Hotel...
Reno 7 Card Stud

Reno – Correspondence – September 2015

Reno The Last 7-Card Stud Game in Nevada The Eldorado has had a poker room for more than 25 years, although it has been moved around the growing casino, the room is now quite permanent, and...
Last Chance Joe's Last Chance

Sparks Correspondence – August 2015

Sparks Last Chance Joe’s Last Chance is Now The Sparks Heritage Museum, dba Sparks Museum and Cultural Center, working with Sparks Councilwoman Julia Ratti, was recently able to save from destruction the iconic figure of Last...

NevadaGram #154 – Rural Round Up in Ely, Comstock Mining Update, Burning Man Art...

By mid-afternoon on the last day in April, a bus coming from Reno, another one from Las Vegas and a slew of passenger cars coming from every which way had all accomplished the voyage...

NevadaGram #134 – October 2012 Goldfield Days, Traveling Teenager

What They're saying About Us Indian Country Magazine visits Lake Tahoe. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. Get the New Complete Nevada Traveler at our Nevada Bookstore . Goldfield Days was an adventure. We have rich memories of...

NevadaGram #128 – April 2012 Tonopah, Death Valley Junction

What They're saying About Us USA Today includes Virginia City's Americana Music Festival among the 10 best. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America...

NevadaGram #113 – Governor’s Conference

What They're saying About Us Association News Magazine. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. Get the New Complete Nevada Traveler at our Nevada Bookstore. I attended the Governor's Conference on Tourism in December. It was held at the...

NevadaGram #108 – Edna’s 115th in Winnemucca, Scandal in old Tonopah

Despite its affinity for famous people from Kit Carson to Frank Sinatra, Nevada has relatively few notable natives. Even Wayne Newton came from somewhere else. How many Nevada-born celebrities can you name? Emma Nevada was...
Enroute to Jiggs

NevadaGram #105 – Elko, Jiggs and an Excursion Down South

I'm getting to really, really like Elko. Anyone who reads the NevadaGram knows that I've really liked Elko for a long time, but now it's really really. It's city enough to have a Home...
From Reno To Winnemucca and Back By Train

NevadaGram #103 – From Reno To Winnemucca and Back By Train

I mentioned in an earlier NevadaGram (not getting the NevadaGram yet? Sign up here) that there will be an almost-impromptu birthday party for Edna Purviance in October at Winnemucca. What They're saying About Us The...

NevadaGram #99 – The Death of Indian Johnny

What They're saying About Us Via Magazine Visits the National Finals Rodeo. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. Now for some time travel....
Squaw Tom (Tom Sanders)

NevadaGram #97 – Squaw Tom’s ‘Cat Queedup’ and uniquely delightful experiences in Carson City,...

What They're saying About Us The San Francisco Chronicle drives around Lake Tahoe. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. Last year I introduced...

NevadaGram #95 The Nadadada Motel, A Mystery at the Hotel Nevada, and Alice Ramsey...

What They're saying About Us The New York Times checks into Reno's NadaDada Motel. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. As the whole...
Rolling Thunder, Frank van Zant, Interstate 80

NevadaGram #73 – Rolling Thunder, More on Roy Frisch and More Nevada Stars

What They're saying About Us The New York Times takes the kids to Las Vegas. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. In the...
The Reno Arch, a historic view

NevadaGram #71 – Finding Roy Frisch

What They're saying About Us The S.F. Chronicle walks around Reno. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. In this episode instead of traveling...
Wilderness areas above Elko Nevada

NevadaGram #70 – ATVs in Elko County, Gridley Days in Austin

As Nevada's back country becomes more accessible, our wide open countrysides are attracting more and more visitors. A few weeks ago, they attracted Robin, Chris and me. Chris is 17 now, and to celebrate the...
Piper's Opera House

NevadaGram #69 – The World Comes to Virginia City

What They're saying About Us The Boston Globe Visits Laughlin. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. On Friday May 18, the world of...
Dragon Boats, Hendersn Nevadaa

NevadaGram #55 – A Capella in Eureka, Muhammad Cartoons in Wendover, Dragon Boats in...

What They're saying About Us The Los Angeles Times finds Rhyolite. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. The Eureka Opera House is an...

NevadaGram #42 – Pogonip, Reveries and Remembrance

What They're saying About Us The New York Times Magazine meets Michael Heizer. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. After the great snows...
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