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February 24 2014
Your [January/February 2014] article about Eldorado Canyon told so much of the positives about it, and I am grateful you chose also to mention the flood that swept through the area in 1974. That tragedy is very much a part of the canyon’s history now.
My husband, Jim, was the National Park Service ranger on duty that day when a black cloudburst sent a 30-foot wall of mud and torrential floodwaters rushing through the canyon. It took several lives and virtually destroyed the tiny vacation village.
When he was able to get back to the scene of the disaster, he found he had lost everything except what he was wearing. His losses included not only his home and vehicle, but also his first wife, five-year-old son, and three-year-old daughter. The lives of all the people lost there should never be forgotten.
Carole W. Modlin
More January/February 2014 feedback…
SEEING THE SEARCHLIGHT
In your [January/February 2014] article on Black History in Nevada, on page 38, the gentleman [in the top photo] third from right is Ray Sheffer, the youngest Chief of Police in the nation at that time. He was a product of Searchlight and Las Vegas High School who served in the Navy in WWII.
February 23 2014
I have been getting Nevada Magazine since 1989, and it has changed our lives. Because of the stories, photography, and points of interest, my wife and I have relocated to Mesquite during the winter months from Alaska. But we are not the only ones who are snowbirding in Nevada. We were responsible for eight other couples buying winter homes in Mesquite. We especially love the stories about the people and places of Nevada’s past and present. Keep up the good work.
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February 22 2014
Our appreciation of the state has been enhanced with our subscription to your magazine, and I don’t know that we would have seen some of these places without your articles.
We have visited many places but cannot think of another one that holds the appeal of Nevada. Whether it is the crisp, cool mornings of the desert, or the beauty of the mountains and lakes, my wife and I—as well as our grown kids now—love the state, and it is always in our vacation-planning conversations.
Thanks for a great state and a wonderful, informative magazine!
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November 28 2013
What a great state and a special magazine. Your item on gold and silver mining [in the November/December 2013 issue] was very special. Thank you for helping me enjoy the great stories of our state.
Floyd A. Brandt
Machesney Park, Illinois
More November/December 2013 feedback…
Thank you so much for donating the beautiful Historical Nevada book from Nevada Magazine to our auction. It is much appreciated. We were so glad to see the auction listed in the November/December 2013 issue of Nevada Magazine — another great issue!
Nevada Northern Railway, Ely
• In the November/December 2013 issue, on page 36, we incorrectly cited the 1960 Olympics in Squaw Valley as “America’s first Olympic Winter Games.” The 1932 event was held in Lake Placid, New York. Thanks, W.H. Painter of Las Vegas, for keeping us honest.
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September 12 2013
I noticed that very few photographs [in the 2013 Great Nevada Picture Hunt photo contest] are a natural representation. In other words, they appear to be heavily enhanced and manipulated with software such as Photoshop. Perhaps two classes would be appropriate. One natural, which would demonstrate a photographer’s skill at capturing a natural image, and another demonstrating a photographer’s skill with editing software.
Not to diminish the images in any way; they are truly amazing. I just think these capabilities are not available to a great many who capture spectacular natural images and have no desire to enhance them in order to cater to a fashionable trend such as HDR. How about it for next year? Real shots of real things by real people with real cameras.
The selection process is clearly slanted in a particular area, if not toward a particular group of people who—while producing incredible results—have an advantage.
Your input is much appreciated, Chris. We are constantly thinking of ways to improve our photo contest, so perhaps readers will see something akin to a “Natural” category in 2014.
More September/October 2013 feedback…
FOND GHOST TOWN MEMORIES
Since the 1980s, my brother-in-law, Len Sjosten [of Petaluma, California], and I have spent a week each summer traveling Nevada to photograph ghost towns and other scenes. In your [September/October 2013] edition, there are features on ghost towns and the photo contest. We entered those contests many times. The edition arrived at my house just a week after Len’s sudden and untimely death. He would have enjoyed that issue so much.
• On page 63 of the September/October 2013 issue, the sentence should have read: “After the discovery of gold in 1848…” (not 1849).
July 02 2013
I really liked your stories on camping and backcountry lakes in [the July/August 2013] issue. My husband and I are rock hounds and camp at Virgin Valley when in that area. Nice to see editors who actually go out and contribute text to their issues.
More July/August 2013 feedback…
FROM BELMONT WITH LOVE
I just got my July/August [2013 issue] in the mail. I was so surprised to see a full page. I can’t thank you enough for the support you have shown the Belmont Courthouse group in getting our information out to the public.
• Page 24 of last issue’s Best of Nevada 2013 article should have listed Blue Man Group’s show residency as Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, not The Venetian. The group moved from The Venetian to Monte Carlo in 2012.
• On page 45 of our July/August 2013 issue, in “Schoolhouse Memories,” the building in the middle photo is the former Douglas County High School, which is now a museum. It is not Fallon High School, as we reported. In addition, the Fallon school should have been referred to as Churchill County High School. Thank you, Bunny Corkill—research curator at Churchill County Museum—for the clarification.
June 05 2013
On behalf of the eighth annual Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week partners—including federal, state, and local firefighting agencies and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension—I would like to thank Nevada Magazine for your participation and ongoing support of our wildfire-awareness efforts each year.
The week was very effective in increasing public awareness about the wildfire threat to homes and communities throughout Nevada, encouraging residents to “Reduce the Fuel—Reduce the Risk.”
Thank you for including our 1/2-page ad in the May/June 2013 edition of Nevada Magazine as well as the Nevada Events & Shows publication. Your efforts helped us reach a much larger audience.
Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week Coordinator
June 01 2013
I had a chance to review the May/June 2013 issue of Nevada Magazine. WOW…awesome job! We really appreciate the opportunity to host your inaugural Nevada Photographers Day. The way the photos were laid out was great! It really portrays what we are trying to market here in Virginia City. We are very appreciative of the exposure.
Virginia City Tourism Commission
More May/June 2013 feedback…
FROM THE (H)ARTE
What a thrill to see Charlie [Johnston’s] article on Chef Pontrelli and arte italia in your May/June issue! He was able to capture the true spirit of our culinary program and the unique way our chefs approach traditional Italian cuisine.
arte italia in Reno
ENVY FOR NV
Reading Charlie Johnston’s article about your joint adventures in [the May/June 2013 feature story] “Gravel in Our Travel” reminds me of why every time I return home to Connecticut from a trip to Nevada, I beg my husband to consider moving out West.
Old Greenwich, Connecticut
On page 45 of the May/June 2013 issue, the photo caption should have read, “…according to a June 24, 1913 article in the Tonopah Bonanza.” Thanks Jerry Reynolds of Elko for keeping us honest.
May 31 2013
In case you haven’t been told lately, your staff is doing an amazing job. The quality of the publication is excellent, and the features are always informative and entertaining. It wasn’t until after the [March/April 2013] prospecting story that I started to understand the public-service impact.
Around the end of March I received a call letting me know that, as a direct result of the article, the Northern Nevada Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America gained 17 new members. I wonder how the Las Vegas chapter did?
April 24 2013
I was so happy and proud to see the beautiful black-and-white picture of the ranch buildings out at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno [on page 80 of the March/April 2013 issue]. The buildings were once on my great-grandparents’ (Joe and Rose Ferretto) ranch out on South Virginia Street.
My family would spend summers there, and those were the best times anyone could ever ask for. Reno will always hold a special place in my heart. I am so grateful those buildings were saved.
Catherine Coscarelli Zugar
March 06 2013
I can’t tell you how important your Events & Shows section has been to me in the past. I was disappointed when it was removed months back, and then was very happy to see it return. Now, it seems to have disappeared again from the last three issues. What gives?
While we also saw the value in the extensive Events & Shows listing, it became quite taxing on our small staff to produce each issue. We’re still dedicating a good percentage of editorial to events and shows, and we encourage those interested in the subject to contact our tourism partners listed on pages 54 and 55 of the print issue. Also, be sure to take a close look at the advertisements, as they often list upcoming events. Thank you.
February 20 2013
Eureka was completely overlooked in the Lincoln Highway article [in the March/April 2013 issue]. The Lincoln Highway runs right through the center of town as noted by the Lincoln Highway plaque in front of the Eureka Courthouse [shown below].
In fact, the Lincoln Highway Association tour will be stopping at the Eureka Opera House on June 25.
Eureka County Cultural, Tourism, & Economic Development Director
We apologize that the article wasn’t to your liking, Andrea. You can read more about the Lincoln Highway Association West Coast Tour here.
You can also hear a radio interview with Rossman at nevadamagazine.com/nevadamatters by clicking on the “Lincoln Highway” link.
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January 25 2013
Your wonderful “Homegrown Events” feature in the January/February 2013 issue [shown at right] missed one of the quirkiest. In Baker, gateway to Great Basin National Park, the Snake Valley Festival celebrates community preservation and rural roots. This year it is June 14-16.
The centerpiece is the short Saturday morning parade. It’s so short we go around twice. The weekend’s “fun’raising” events start with a Friday ice cream social and end with the Sunday Snake Valley Slither run/walk, with live and silent auctions, booths, and kid-friendly activities on Saturday. Come check us out this year!
More Jan./Feb. 2013 feedback:
My grandpa loved the “Your Nevada” article [in the January/February 2013 issue]! He received a couple of phone calls from people telling him how much they enjoyed it. Clyde Biglieri, who submitted the 2012 Historical Calendar photo, also called him and was excited to read the story. Thank you!
PRINT SIZE MATTERS
While reading the January/February 2013 edition it occurred to me that the print size over the years has become very small. Please refer to a 1973 magazine. Some (many) of us old folks—I am 76 this year—have trouble reading the small print, though it is a fine picture magazine. I would also enjoy reading the articles.
Although our print size is indeed smaller than it was 40 years ago, we feel like the type size is in line with other regional magazines, comparatively speaking. Please e-mail us or send us a letter if you agree with Mr. Violet and would like to see an increase in type size.
January 25 2013
I wanted to pass along my compliments. I’m moving from Washington to Carson City soon, and I’ve really wanted to immerse myself in your state’s culture. The archived radio shows are fantastic. I’m looking forward to tuning in every Friday morning.
Thanks, Brian. Northern Nevadans can tune into 101.3 FM every Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. to hear Nevada Magazine’s live radio show. Stream the show online at renegaderadio.org. Archived shows can be heard at nevadamagazine.com/
nevadamatters. Read more on page 10 of the March/April 2013 issue.
November 26 2012
Thanks for jiggling my memories with the picture of Arnold Page and the No. 6 engine from the Nevada Copperbelt Railroad [in the November/December 2012 issue]. I did not know that the engine was in the Lyon County Museum. My Grandfather, P.H. Cook, was general manager and superintendent of the NCBR from 1914 to 1938.
When I was a little girl, Grandpa took me on that engine to deliver mail up to Hudson and Ludwick. What a thrill going from Mason through Wilson Canyon. Thank you for a great magazine.
Pauline (Keema) Carpenter
November 14 2012
I’m a longtime subscriber to your excellent Nevada Magazine and enjoy it very much. I’d like to comment on your November/December 2012 issue [shown at right].
On the caption to the photos on page 64 you write, “Stars of ‘Waking Up in Reno’…the late Patrick Swayze.” Note that co-star Natasha Richardson died [March 18, 2009]: freak skiing accident in Canada.
On page 65 you have images of 35 Nevada movies, but—sadly—you don’t include my favorite one! The original “Ocean’s 11” from 1960 starring the Rat Pack. I’m shocked you omitted this fine movie. On purpose or just an oversight?
We figured the remake, starring Brad Pitt and company, would appeal to a broader audience, W.H. Happy New Year!
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September 09 2012
We have the most beautiful and underused National Park in the country at Great Basin National Park, and you left it off your list? My husband and I spent a week in late September one year at GBNP and were awestruck by the spectacular fall colors. Driving to the top of Wheeler Peak you pass scores and scores of trees that are just brimming with colors. When you get to the top? There are aspens as big around as a man, tall as any you have ever seen, and stunningly changing.
In addition, you can take the trail and hike to the only glacier in Nevada and see Bristlecone pines that have been around since the Bronze Age and since the Mayan calendar was started. When you go back down the mountain you can visit the Lehman Caves that are just as wonderful (in their smaller way) as the Carlsbad Caverns [in New Mexico].
At night, you can join the stargazing group organized by the park that will show you more stars than you can see anywhere outside the middle of the ocean at more than 10,000 feet elevation.
Beware! In September it can be very cold. But what we saw was beautiful.
Kimberly is referring to the “Autumn in Nevada” article starting on page 16 of the September/October 2012 print issue (pictured at right).
August 27 2012
My wife and I have been receiving Nevada Magazine for many years, and in your September/October 2012 issue your annual photo contest took me back exactly 40 years. We always look forward to the Great Nevada Picture Hunt issue and often recognize some of the photo locations. My wife grew up in Pioche, where I met her, when working as an exploration geologist from Minnesota.
In summer 1972, I was working on a project in the Bullfrog Mining District near Beatty, which involved the Montgomery Shoshone Mine. Above, you’ll find a panoramic I took that summer.
This photograph fills in some of the time span from Mark Holloway’s “Then & Now” photograph and the 1907 panorama that you published showing the mining and milling buildings.
If I remember correctly, my photograph was taken from “Black Peak,” looking south toward “Montgomery Mountain” and the old mine workings. In 1972, there was still an open tunnel that ran more than 700 feet into the fault zone associated with the Montgomery Shoshone Mine ore zone. I crawled into the mining face of that tunnel to collect channel samples, which was quite exciting for a young geologist.
Thanks for providing me with a journey down memory lane!
July 19 2012
I just want to let all of you at Nevada Magazine know that I have been enjoying the last several issues very much. They inspire me to go on Nevada road trips. Last summer, my wife and I made it all the way across Highway 50; that was interesting, like going back in a time machine. In the July/August  issue, the stories on Nevada floods were interesting. My family and I were stuck in Reno during the January 1997 flood, and it ended up being quite an adventure…
Daly City, California
July 14 2012
I found the July 18, 1912 Mazuma flood story [from the July/August 2012 issue; at right] very interesting. My family lost three boys and an aunt in the flood. My father is the 8-year-old, Lewis Keheo, who was able to save himself by clinging to a board.
There are a few corrections to the story I would like to make. The names of the parents of the children are: John S. Keheo (not William) and Mamie J. Keheo (not Edna). The family spelled their name Keheo at that time. My father, Lewis, changed the spelling to Kehoe.
The three sons who were lost in the flood were: Cletus J. Keheo, age 6; George S. Keheo, age 4; and Ronald W. Keheo, 18 months. Thank you for printing the story and allowing me to remember that this event took place 100 years ago.
William J. Kehoe
In the print article “Mazuma Wiped Out” we also incorrectly spelled William Kehoe’s father’s name as “Louis.” Edits have been made to the online version of the story.
I took a trip to the Mazuma town site on July 18, 2012—the 100-year anniversary of the Mazuma gullywasher. My great-grandmother was [postmistress] Maude Edna Ruddell, [who died in the 1912 flood].
Agua Dulce, California
June 23 2012
Very well deserved! We have made the trip from Klamath Falls, Oregon to the Peppermill at least twice a year for many years. Perhaps an article about the “greening” of this great place through the use of geothermal [energy]. What a story that is! We have also enjoyed Nevada Magazine for many years and never more than now. You have done a great job remodeling the old girl.
Byron and Lee Beach
Klamath Falls, Oregon
May 29 2012
Kudos for the May/June  issue; it is dog-gone good! It began with Mr. Brown’s Editor’s Note and continued with “Dogs,” showing folks enjoying Nevada with their pooches. As a dog aficionado, it was pure joy!
Also, Shorty and his man pal Mr. Toll’s travels through the dog’s perspective was great fun.
Also, the “Mining Camp to Boy Scout Camp” story on Poinsettia was superb. I look forward to going to off-the-beaten-path places to see and experience Nevada’s past and quiet, sublime beauty.
Your work is always good; this time it was special!
Garden Grove, California
I was so surprised to read about your visit to Miles End [B&B in the May/June 2012 Editor’s Note]. John and Ann Miles are very close friends of my husband’s and mine. We are even building a place in Kingston. Small world, huh? Maybe we will see you out there some time? The Kingston Jubilee was a good time last year, and I highly recommend it.
May 07 2012
Why would anyone in their right mind bring their dog along on a trip to Las Vegas? Dogs should be the last thing on a person’s mind when visiting the Strip. I see no point whatsoever in bringing pets to this entertainment mecca. It’s ludicrous. Way too much fuss is being made over dogs lately. What’s going on?
May 05 2012
Has Nevada Magazine ever featured Nevada’s small museums? I have only visited three such sites—Dayton (inside the oldest schoolhouse in Nevada), Tonopah, and Austin. I suspect there are others that would also interest your readers. Such a feature would also coordinate well with the Discover Your Nevada campaign.
Don, we encourage you and others with an interest in museums to read this story from our January/February 2012 issue. Also, we spotlight a rural museum in every issue’s Up Front section. Readers, Don is referring to the Dayton Museum, Central Nevada Museum (in Tonopah), and Austin Museum. You can read about Central Nevada Museum in our July/August 2012 issue and on nevadamagazine.com, and we will consider the other two museums for future Up Front sections. Thanks, Don!
April 17 2012
I picked up the [March/April 2012 issue] of Nevada Magazine last weekend. It’s been a long time, and I thoroughly enjoyed the articles and travel tips on many Nevada sites. I used to subscribe when I lived in California, and now that I am a transplant, I live in Nevada and have fallen short of reading your magazine. Not anymore.
One article caught my attention, “Surviving Nevada’s Beauty.” Interesting and informative; the article is a lesson to all of us. My husband has always insisted on carrying may of the items mentioned. Now I know why. Wow…good stories. Please pass my thanks to the author, Jim Darrough. Once again, thanks for a good read!
I just read [the March/April 2012] issue and would like to say this magazine has become exceptional again. You know how to strike just the right balance between Las Vegas/Reno and the rest of the state. Keep up the good work.
The professional and talented staff of Nevada Magazine has just created another awesome issue. You continue to capture the essence of our state, so richly steeped in Old West history, while at the same time enticing readers—through vivid photography of blue skies, delectable cuisine, and lots of neon—to “come visit.”
As a transplant from eastern Canada, I love the Northern Nevada region, and I’ve found that your magazine is absolutely the best thing to help us explore it.
When we return to Nevada, we intend to resume our weekend ritual of picking out places we haven’t been, and your magazine is a great help to us in that regard. I love to drive new roads, and my wife loves to take pictures. It is a great marriage made even better by the oh-so-interesting Nevada history that entices us out of the house into adventures we can share together.
March 06 2012
We are more than pleased to see our favorite burger joint in all of Nevada, S’Socorro’s in Mina, featured in your “Mmm…Burgers” article in the March/April 2012 issue. We purposely leave our home in time to get [Socorro’s] scrumptious mushroom/Swiss cheeseburgers for lunch every time we drive to Fish Lake Valley…and leave there to get them for lunch on the way home as well. Socorro and George, her husband, are our favorite people on Highway 95. Thank you!
Jen & Kim Robinson
January 30 2012
To me, the list of presidential visits to Nevada in the January/February issue (at right) implied that the eight visits listed were the only times a sitting president has visited our state. I found in my research that Nevada has been visited by several more presidents than you mentioned:
— William McKinley in Carlin and Wells on May 26, 1901;
— Woodrow Wilson in Reno on September 29, 1919;
— Franklin Roosevelt in Carlin, Imlay, Sparks, and Reno on July 13, 1938;
— Harry Truman in Sparks and Reno on September 22, 1948;
— Lyndon Johnson in Reno on October 12, 1964;
— Ronald Reagan in Reno and Las Vegas in October 1982 and October 1986; and in Reno on April 10, 1988 and November 1, 1988;
— George H.W. Bush in Reno on August 5, 1992;
— George W. Bush in Reno in 2004, 2006, and 2007; and
— Barack Obama in Reno on October 22, 2010 and April 21, 2011. President Obama has made at least one visit to Las Vegas in 2012.
Most of the presidential visits coincided with a political campaign, usually the president’s reelection efforts, or to assist a candidate for a statewide or federal office.
January 20 2012
My suggestion is to bring back the “Attractions” section that was eliminated some time ago. This section provided things to do and see at the individual casinos such as roller-coaster rides, lions and other animals, antique cars, pirate shows, the wax museum, NASCAR
Dave Van Doorn
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Dave, we encourage you to read our sister publications, Las Vegas Events & Shows and Nevada Events & Shows, available for free at nevadamagazine.com.
January 11 2012
I would like to thank you for putting the full-page Nevada map back in the magazine. It is a very helpful resource. My oldest son and I have been visiting your great state every fall for the last 10 years. I have been a faithful reader of Nevada Magazine since our first visit. Keep up the good work.
January 09 2012
[The January/February] issue was another winner. One sad thing…of the three bakeries that were featured in the Cravings section, one of them, Krumblz, closed its doors before the magazine hit newsstands.
January 03 2012
I noted with interest your article on Ash Meadows [National Wildlife Refuge] in the January/February issue. A nice piece. However, as the owner of the Longstreet Inn, it would have been nice to mention that first-class accommodations are available less than a 10-minute drive from Ash Meadows.
On another subject relative to the history of the Mizpah Hotel, I would like to point out that part of your chronology was incorrect. Myron Stahl and Les Short operated the hotel until the mid-1970s, when it was sold to Frank Scott. He sold it to Bill Allison and Bert Basolis. They later lost their gaming license, and I leased the gaming from 1992-95. I purchased the closed Valley Bank Building and relocated the gaming to the Banc Club. The Mizpah was foreclosed on shortly thereafter and sat vacant for 10 years prior to the Clines’ purchase.