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If it were possible to be a mining brat, I would definitely classify as one. My father, Blake Brown, worked in gold mining for many years and now inspects mines for the State of California.
I was born in Spearfish, South Dakota, where Blake was employed by Homestake Mining Company. I have fond memories playing in my backyard as a young child with a picturesque view of the Black Hills (you may have heard of Black Hills Gold) in the background.
In 1987, Blake was transferred to Lake County, California, where I lived until I attended California State University, Chico from 1999 to 2003. The moral of the story is that the mining industry offers lengthy careers—lifelong in some cases—to many of its employees. It’s the reason why many children become Nevada residents, growing up in towns such as Carlin, Elko, or Winnemucca.
During our tour with Coeur Rochester in September, General Manager Robert Stepper told us that he commutes daily more than 70 miles one way from Winnemucca. His son is studying mining law currently in Montana. In other words, mining is a way of life for many Nevadans and their families. In one of this issue’s feature stories, we delve into modern mining and the technicalities of extracting gold and silver from Nevada’s dirt and rocks.
We understand that mining can be controversial, and we’re most definitely not choosing sides. We’re merely illustrating in words and photos that the industry is again booming in the Silver State, and its connection to Nevada’s roots can’t be ignored.
Rewind 150 years from now, and President Abraham Lincoln was able to rush Nevada into statehood based on the strength of a single industry: mining. That is the focus of our second feature story. Author and historian Ron Soodalter continues his eight-part sesquicentennial series with Part II, which explains how the innovative and lucrative Comstock district propelled Nevada into statehood in 1864. We thought it very appropriate to put the iconic Lincoln on the cover.
Also in this issue are other homages to Nevada’s pre-statehood era, including Fort Churchill State Historic Park and Sand Springs Pony Express Station. Enjoy our second of eight Sesquicentennial Special Editions. At Nevada Magazine, we recognize that this is a special time for Nevada and Nevada lovers, and we are honored to celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday in our pages.
Matthew B. Brown, Editor
Nevada Magazine’s second Nevada Photographers Day is statewide and meant to capture the Nevada Day spirit from our small towns to our big cities. Suggested events that photographers could attend are listed below the flier.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
• National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Workers, National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, 10 a.m.
• Nevada Day Parade, downtown Elko, 11 a.m. (more info: 775-738-7991)
• Free admission (Nevada residents) to the Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Cannon Rivalry Beer Crawl, downtown Reno, 5:30-9 p.m.
• Nevada Wolf Pack March from the Arch, downtown Reno, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
• Nevadaween at Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park in Las Vegas, time unknown.
• Old West Costume Party at Genoa Bar in Genoa, time unknown.
• Nevada Day Parade, downtown Carson City, starts at 10 a.m.
• Nevada Day World Championship Single Jack Drilling Contest, Carson Nugget parking lot in Carson City, 11:05 a.m.
• Nevada Day Beard Contest, amphitheater just south of the Capitol, 1 p.m. (immediately following the parade)
• UNLV at Nevada football game, Mackay Stadium in Reno, 3:05 p.m.
• Corley Ranch Night Crawler Corn Maze, Gardnerville, 7-9 p.m.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 & 27
• Civil War in the Battle Born State at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in Blue Diamond, 8 a.m.
• Everything Elko Pumpkin Festival, Lamoille Grove in Lamoille, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Halloween Express 2013, Nevada Southern Railway in Boulder City, 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.
• Corley Ranch Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, Gardnerville, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Note: Fees are associated with one or more of these events. Also, please get permission to photograph in advance from the event coordinator.
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, the sentence should have read: “After the discovery of gold in 1848…” (not 1849).
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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.
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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
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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.
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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?
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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
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.
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.
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/
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“Nevada 150 Cake & Crooner, Esq.” with guests Heidi Englund (Nevada Historical Society) & Keith Galliher Jr. (singer) — November 22, 2013
“Nevada Spirits” with guests Colby Frey (Churchill Vineyards) & George Racz (Las Vegas Distillery) — November 15, 2013
“Made in Nevada” with Scott Dunseath (Reno eNVy), Marlene Reid (Handmade in Vegas), & Lynette Castillo (Made In Nevada) — November 8, 2013
“Veterans Day” with guests Billy Stojack (Las Vegas Veterans Day Parade) & Linda Grace (Veterans Guest House) — November 1, 2013
“Nevada Day” with guest Scott Carey (Nevada 150) — October 25, 2013
“Haunted Nevada” with guests Frank Dimaggio (Sin City Scare Fair) & Eli Kerr (Reno Fright Fest) — October 18, 2013
“I’ll Take Nevada” with guests/musicians James Lee Reeves & Donna Crowell — October 11, 2013
“Castles in the Desert” with guests Lonnie Hammargren (former Lt. Gov.) & Randy Johnston — October 4, 2013
“Community Safety & American Indian Day” with guests Chelsie Hill (“Push Girls”) & Arlan D. Melendez — September 27, 2013
“Highway 50 Journeys” with guests Richard Moreno (Nevada author) & Jeffrey Lehmann (Weekend Explorer) — September 20, 2013
“Ghost Towns & Tuscarora” with guests Nick Moody (“ghost-towner”) & Gail Rappa (Tuscarora) — September 13, 2013
“Fall Events” with guests Debbie Wilkinson (Beatty Chamber of Commerce) & Paula Corley (Corley Ranch) — September 6, 2013
“2013 Photo Contest” with guests Neil Lockhart & Kristoffer Pfalmer (Reno photographers) — August 30, 2013
“Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary & Nevada Discovery Ride” with guests Taylor Andrews (GNS) & Samantha Szesciorka (NDR) — August 23, 2013
“Virginia City & The Discovery Museum” with guests Patrick Gilmore (V.C.) & Patrick Turner (The Discovery) — August 16, 2013
“Nevada 150” with guests Peter Barton (Division of Museums & History) & Scott Carey (Events & Community Relations) — August 9, 2013
“Belmont Courthouse & The Nature Conservancy” with guests Donna Motis (Friends of the BC) & Duane Petite (TNC) — August 2, 2013
“Safe Havens” with guests Lynda Sugasa (Safe Haven Rescue Zoo) & Valerie Holt (Roos-N-More Zoo) — July 26, 2013
“David Walley’s & Genoa” with guests Katie Brannan (David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort and Spa) & Dan Aynesworth (Genoa) — July 19, 2013
“Nevada Southern Railway & Bicycling” with guests Greg Corbin (Railroad Museum Director) & Bill Story (NDOT) — July 12, 2013
“Washoe County Parks” with guests Eric Crump (Regional Parks) & Tammy Buzick (Bowers Mansion) — June 28, 2013
“Carson City & The Lost City Museum” with guests Joel Dunn (Carson City CVB) & Dena Sedar (Lost City Museum) — June 21, 2013
“Nevada Photography” with guests Nancy Good, Neil Lockhart, Sandra Whitteker, & Jerome Hamilton — June 14, 2013
“Carson Valley & Artown” with guests AJ Frels (Carson Valley) & Beth Macmillan (Artown) — June 7, 2013
“Wells & the American Discovery Trail” with guests Matt Holford of Wells & Ted Oxborrow with ADT — May 31, 2013
“Nevada Tourism” with guest Claudia Vecchio, director of the Nevada Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs — May 24, 2013
”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 Magazine” radio show — November 15, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — November 14, 2013
Circulation Manager Carrie Roussel on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — November 8, 2013
Associate Editor Eric Cachinero on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — November 1, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — October 31, 2013
Publisher Janet Geary on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — October 25, 2013
Circulation Manager Carrie Roussel on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — October 18, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — October 11, 2013
Associate Editor Eric Cachinero on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — October 4, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — October 3, 2013
Circulation Manager Carrie Roussel on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — September 27, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — September 26, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — September 20, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — September 19, 2013
Associate Editor Eric Cachinero on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — September 13, 2013
Publisher Janet Geary on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — September 6, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — August 30, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — August 29, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — August 23, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — August 22, 2013
Circulation Manager Carrie Roussel on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — August 16, 2013
Publisher Janet Geary on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — August 9, 2013
Associate Editor Eric Cachinero on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — August 2, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — August 1, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — July 26, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — July 25, 2013
Circulation Manager Carrie Roussel on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — July 19, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — July 18, 2013
Publisher Janet Geary on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — July 12, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — July 11, 2013
Elko Daily Free Press: “Cover girl: Free Press correspondent featured in Nevada Magazine” — July 11, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — June 28, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — June 27, 2013
Publisher Janet M. Geary on “Nevada Magazine” radio show — June 21, 2013
Editor Matthew B. Brown on KRNV Reno The Forum — June 20, 2013
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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
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Attn: Sean Nebeker
401 N. Carson St.
Carson City, NV 89701
PAYMENT: Photos are accepted on speculation. Payment is on publication and varies according to the size published:
Cover — $250
Spread (across two pages) — $250
Full Page — $175
3/4 Page — $150
1/2 Page — $125
1/4 Page — $75
1/6 Page — $50
1/8 Page — $35
Thumbnail — $25
*It is important to note that payment could take up to a month after publication to get processed and mailed to the photographer.
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.
COPYRIGHT: The magazine purchases First North American Serial Rights. In addition, by submitting your photograph, you grant Nevada Magazine the right to publish, distribute, archive, and otherwise use the photograph in whole or in part in print, electronic, or any other medium and for promotional purposes related to Nevada Magazine and Nevada Magazine’s products, services, and issue overruns. Nevada Magazine is a division of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, which sometimes uses the magazine’s content.
We will keep all CDs and slides for future use unless you tell us otherwise. This allows us to consider your images in the future.
PRINT-READY IMAGES: If we request a high-resolution image of yours, that means we’re considering it for a print publication. Digital images should be 300 dpi, 8.5 inches wide if possible. Please include caption information with all photos. If we have indicated a spread or photo feature, files that are 11 x 17 inches or larger may be required. The magazine reserves the right to crop or edit an image if necessary. We accept eps, jpg, and tif files. Images can be sent on a CD, or an FTP site is available. To get FTP submission instructions, please e-mail Art Director Sean Nebeker at email@example.com. Some photographers choose to send their files via Dropbox or an Internet service like it.
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.
Visions: This department emphasizes outstanding photography with extended captions.
Your Nevada: A one-page gallery featuring images from around the Silver State. Send your favorite Nevada images, subject line “Your Nevada.”
Art Director Sean Nebeker: firstname.lastname@example.org, 775-687-0617
Mail: Nevada Magazine, 401 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701
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!
Letters are subject to editing.