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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...

Tuscarora Correspondence – May 2016

Tuscarora One Cowboy's Culinary Treat May Be Another Person's "Eww!" Old timers will tell you that some years branding calves in Independence Valley may extend from April 15 to 4th of July. It depends on the...

Tuscarora Correspondence – March 2016

Tuscarora A Conspiracy of Rabbits It’s quiet in Tuscarora these days and, most likely, will stay that way until spring. A main topic of conversation -- if you can find someone to talk to -- is...
Nevada Postcard by Marti Bein

Tuscarora Correspondence – January 2016

Tuscarora The Wild Women of Tuscarora If you are in Elko for the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, January 25-31, don’t miss the opening of the Wild Women show on Thursday, January 28. From the Western Folklife Center...
Tuscarora Ladies Club

Tuscarora – Correspondence – December 2015

Tuscarora The Tuscarora Ladies Club Making apple and pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas is the Tuscarora Ladies Club biggest fundraiser. A couple of Saturdays before Thanksgiving, club members convened at Society Hall, our community center,...
Wayne Newton at Casa de Shenandoah

Nevada Correspondence – November 2015

In this edition: Baker, Gold Point, Las Vegas(2), Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mesquite, Tuscarora, Virginia City, West Wendover, Railfanning in Nevada   Baker Although November sees fewer humans in and around Baker, it's the time of year when thousands...

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...

Nevada Correspondence – August 2015

Each month our intrepid correspondents file dispatches from around the state. In this edition: Gardnerville, Gerlach, Las Vegas, Lincoln County, Mesquite, Railfanning, Sparks, Tuscarora, West Wendover   Gardnerville Meet Carolyn, the afternoon bartender at the "New"  Overland Restaurant...
Tuscarora 4th of July Parade

Tuscarora – Correspondence – August 2015

Tuscarora We think this was the 17th Annual Fourth of July parade in Tuscarora, but nobody knows for sure. This year Vern Lamb, who lives and works at the nearby NDOT maintenance station, drove the...
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