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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
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Maybe it was selective hearing, but it seemed like every time Charlie Johnston and I left the pavement during our Nevada travels we had one choice on the FM dial: country music. And that was just fine with us.
Whether it was Rodney Atkins’ “Take A Back Road” or Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” these became our rural Nevada ballads. Maybe it was a Luke Bryan song, or Toby Keith—whoever the artist, there are a dozen or so country songs that will forever transport me mentally to a dusty road in the Silver State. Charlie and I have driven hundreds, if not thousands, of miles on Nevada’s gravel byways.
So, it is with impeccable timing—in an issue that includes a feature story written by Charlie titled “Gravel in Our Travel”—that we send off our associate editor to a new chapter in his life. By the time this edition reaches newsstands and subscribers, he will have settled into his new home state of Colorado, where we are confident he will continue to shine as a competitive marathon runner.
Whether it was climbing Boundary Peak or Wheeler Peak, watching an annular solar eclipse from (nearly) the top of Arc Dome, or feasting on steak and sushi on the Las Vegas Strip, Charlie and I have had some memorable Nevada adventures to say the least. But loyal readers of the magazine already know that; if you’re new to Nevada Magazine, do yourself a favor and read some of Charlie’s work since he arrived here in 2007. I think you’ll agree that he’s one of the most talented staff writers and photographers we’ve had in our publication’s 77-year history.
As if that wasn’t enough heartache for one old editor to handle (need I remind you that longtime art director Tony deRonnebeck resigned in February), it is also with a heavy heart that we announce the departure of our veteran editor and production artist Melissa Loomis, who retired from the magazine in April. September 2012 marked Melissa’s 30th anniversary with Nevada Magazine.
Melissa first appeared in the Nevada Magazine indicia as an Associate Editor in the December 1982 issue. Her contribution to the magazine over three-plus decades is invaluable, including a stint as Events Editor before she assumed her most recent role in the production (design) department. In recent years, she spearheaded the creation of our annual Nevada Historical Calendar that is cherished by history buffs.
If you’re curious about the title of this Editor’s Note…yes, all good things must come to an end. But I choose to look at it like a new beginning for Charlie and Melissa. Please enjoy this issue as we close a remarkable chapter in our history and say goodbye to two great friends. Nevada Magazine would not be what it is today without them.
Cover Models: Melissa Loomis was on the cover of our February 2006 issue (top), a tribute to The Loneliest Road in America. Charlie Johnston is on the cover of this issue, releasing a hawk atop the Goshute Mountains.
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.
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We’re proud to say the inaugural Nevada Photographers Day was a success. Thanks to all who participated! Look for the photos in our May/June 2013 issue. Stay tuned for details about the next Nevada Photographers Day, which is tentatively schedule for Nevada Day 2013 in late October.
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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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.
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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.
Hosted by publisher Janet Geary and editor Matthew B. Brown. Produced in partnership with Reno-based Nevada Matters Media.
”arte italia” with executive director and president Kristen Avansino — May 17, 2013
“HawkWatch & Spring Wings” with guests Joseph Dane of HawkWatch International & Susan Sawyer of Stillwater NWR — May 10, 2013
“Pyramid Lake & Sparks Heritage Museum” with guests Scott Carey & Anthea Humphreys — May 3, 2013
“Pioneer Saloon” with guest Noel Sheckells, owner of the Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings — April 26, 2013
“Bed & Breakfast Guild” with guest Pat Campbell-Cozzi, director of the Nevada B&B Guild — April 19, 2013
“Nevada Museum of Art” with guest Rachel Milon, director of communications and marketing — April 12, 2013
“Prospecting in Nevada” with guest Larry Robbins, president of No. NV Chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America — April 5, 2013
“A Night in the Country” with guest Tiffani Creedon, country music festival director — March 29, 2013
“Nevada Sports” with guests Herb Santos Jr. (Reno Bighorns) & Brett McGinness (Reno Aces) — March 22, 2013
“Big Brothers Big Sisters” with guest Ann Silver, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada — March 15, 2013
“All Seasons—1,000 Reasons” with guest Chris Baum of the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority — March 8, 2013
“Lincoln Highway” with guest Andy Rossman of Eureka tourism — March 1, 2013
“Tahoe Lobster Company” with guest Fred Jackson, owner — February 22, 2013
“Animal Ark” with guest Aaron Hiibel, executive director — February 15, 2013
“Area 51” with guest Kathleen Frantz of the National Atomic Testing Museum — February 8, 2013
“Land Sailing” with guest Mark Harris of the North American Land Sailing Association (NALSA) — February 1, 2013
“Traveling Nevada” with Nevada Magazine Associate Editor Charlie Johnston — January 25, 2013
“Art in Nevada” with guest Susan Boskoff of the Nevada Arts Council — January 18, 2013
“State Museums” with guest Peter Barton of the Division of Museums & History — January 11, 2013
“Homegrown Events” with guest Charlie Seemann of the Western Folklife Center — January 4, 2013
“Meet Nevada Magazine” — December 28, 2012
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Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Matters” — May 17, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — May 16, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Matters” — May 10, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — May 9, 2013
Publisher Janet M. Geary on “Nevada Matters” — May 3, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — May 2, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Matters” — April 26, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — April 25, 2013
Advertising Manager Carrie Roussel on “Nevada Matters” — April 19, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Matters” — April 12, 2013
Publisher Janet M. Geary on “Nevada Matters” — April 5, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — April 4, 2013
Advertising Manager Carrie Roussel on “Nevada Matters” — March 29, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Matters” — March 22, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — March 21, 2013
Publisher Janet M. Geary on “Nevada Matters” — March 15, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — March 14, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Matters” — March 8, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — March 7, 2013
Publisher Janet M. Geary on “Nevada Matters” — March 1, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — February 28, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Matters” — February 22, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — February 21, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Matters” — February 15, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — February 14, 2013
Publisher Janet M. Geary on “Nevada Matters” — February 8, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — February 7, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Matters” — February 1, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — February 1, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown & Assoc. Editor Charlie Johnston on “Nevada Matters” — January 25, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Matters” — January 18, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — January 17, 2013
Publisher Janet M. Geary on “Nevada Matters” — January 11, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — January 10, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Matters” — January 4, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — January 3, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown & Publisher Janet M. Geary on “Nevada Matters” — December 28, 2012
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — December 27, 2012
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — December 20, 2012
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — December 6, 2012
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — November 29, 2012
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — November 15, 2012
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — November 8, 2012
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — November 1, 2012
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — October 25, 2012
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — October 17, 2012
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — October 11, 2012
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — October 4, 2012
“Nevada Magazine wins ‘General Excellence’ award from Nevada Press Association”
— This is RENO, October 4, 2012
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — September 27, 2012
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Trails” television show — September 23, 2012
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno News 4 at Noon — August 30, 2012
“Nevada Magazine features NNRy on cover,” The Ely Times — July 20, 2012
Publisher Janet M. Geary on “Nevada Matters” — June 23, 2012
Associate Editor Charlie Johnston on KTVN Reno, “Running for a Better Future” — April 6, 2012
“Mob, neon, nukes: Las Vegas museums capture unique history,” VEGAS INC — January 16, 2012
Editor Matthew B. Brown and Associate Editor Charlie Johnston on “The Vegas Voice” KLAV radio show — December 19, 2011
Publisher Janet M. Geary on KNPR’s “State of Nevada” — December 5, 2011
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Matters” — October 28, 2011
“Nevada Magazine marks 75 years of spreading the word”, Las Vegas Review-Journal — September 26, 2011
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Trails” television show — Summer 2011
Nevada Review general coverage, thenevadareview.com — June 28, 2011
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Matters” — June 10, 2011
Nevada Magazine editor honored by FOLIO, foliomag.com — April 20, 2011
“Nevada Magazine celebrates 75 years with special edition,” Reno Gazette-Journal — February 13, 2011
Publisher Janet M. Geary on “Nevada NewsMakers” — February 2, 2011
“Nevada Magazine Honors Elko,” Elko Daily Free Press — January 31, 2011
“Nevada Magazine Celebrates 75 Years,” Backyard Traveler by Rich Moreno — January 14, 2011
“Travel publication celebrates 75th anniversary,” Lahontan Valley News — January 7, 2011
“Nevada Magazine at 75: Still a tool to promote tourism,” Northern Nevada Business Weekly
— December 13, 2010
Publisher Janet M. Geary on “The Vegas Voice” Radio Hour — November 30, 2010
“Community wishes No. 40 Happy Birthday” (Tour Around Nevada), Ely Times — July 21, 2010
Nevada Magazine is the official state tourism magazine. Since the publication first appeared in 1936, readers have relied on Nevada Magazine for informative and entertaining features on the Silver State. Readers are active travelers and Nevada enthusiasts.
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The latest Nevada news (200 words or less).
This section emphasizes outstanding photography with extended captions.
Features destination stories for Nevada’s bigger cities, such as Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City.
Features destination stories for Nevada’s rural towns and regions.
Usually stories centered on food and drink, such as new or interesting restaurants, wine stores, or coffee houses, or chef spotlights. Including a recipe is a nice touch.
Profiles on and Q&As with interesting individuals or groups that have had a positive, profound impact on Nevada.
Nevada’s incredible diversity of animal life — in most cases, the text is provided by the Nevada Department of Wildlife (less than 500 words).
Celebrating the Silver State’s past.
Events & Shows (includes statewide listings of events and shows)
Spotlights: Features (500-1,000 words) on events, shows, or individual performers.
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Nevada Magazine is the official state tourism magazine. Since the publication first appeared in 1936, readers have relied on Nevada Magazine for informative and entertaining features on the Silver State. Readers are active travelers and Nevada enthusiasts. We also print Nevada Events & Shows and Las Vegas Events & Shows, as well as other special projects.
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ASSIGNMENTS: We rarely set up assignments with photographers. The best way to keep informed of our photo needs is via our bimonthly e-mail Photo Alert. To receive the Photo Alert, e-mail Production Artist Melissa Loomis at firstname.lastname@example.org using subject line “Photo Alert.”
When you’re out shooting, think of how you can get people enjoying Nevada in your photos. Remember, people engaging in activities adds a nice touch.
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PHOTO CONTEST: The magazine holds an annual photo contest, the “Great Nevada Picture Hunt.” Look for the entry form and contest rules in the May/June issue each year. The deadline for entries generally falls during the last week of June. The winning photos are featured in the September/October issue and on nevadamagazine.com.
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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
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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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).
Nevada history buffs love the annual Nevada Historical Calendar for its fascinating old photos from around the state, plus important dates in Nevada history. The large date boxes offer ample room to write appointments in.
A snowy 1930s scene of downtown Reno is featured on the 2013 calendar cover (above). The slogan “The Biggest Little City in the World” was adopted in 1929. The 2013 calendar features many more images from Nevada’s past, including:
• Carson City/John Wayne
• Las Vegas
• Washoe Valley
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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!
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
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
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
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.