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There’s something comforting about the aroma of coffee. Whether it evokes a calming nostalgia or entices us with new discovery, its appeal captivates a broad audience. Nevada coffee houses cater to these captivations by offering a number of unique artistic venues, appetizing meals, and endless ways to provide a caffeine fix in traditional and innovative ways.
A whistle echoed across Steptoe Valley as Engine 93 pulled into the station. A large crowd of passengers milled around the depot waiting for their turn to board the Wild West Limited steam train for the ride to Keystone Gulch. As the conductor shouted “All aboard!” families gathered and climbed into the passenger cars.
A square hole in the ground may not seem all that interesting to most people, but to archaeologists and anthropologists it can be a window to a bygone era. A team of anthropology students has been looking through such windows to find a piece of lost and forgotten history of Virginia City.
Unsolved murders, mysterious happenings, and unexplained visions—sounds like the makings of a B-grade horror film. But with Halloween approaching, fearless tourists can experience the ghosts of Nevada’s haunted past on one of the many award-winning ghost tours conducted around the state.
A lot has changed in Las Vegas since Helen and Jack Daseler founded the Las Vegas Day School in 1961 and commenced classes during the 1961-62 school year. A lot has changed at the school—Nevada’s first private school—as well.
Gaming in Las Vegas usually translates to blackjack, poker, and roulette, not pixelated space invaders, cosmic mutants, and a mustachioed plumber out to save the princess from a giant ape. However, for two days this summer, gaming in Sin City translates to video games, thanks to the Classic Gaming Expo, August 11-12.
Nevada’s Drought Response Committee announced in May all Nevada counties as being on either drought alert or drought watch with 11 counties classified by the U.S. Drought Monitor as under severe drought and six counties under moderate drought. The committee is organizing and activating three regional task forces.
Deep in the heart of Las Vegas, not far from the Strip, lies an iconic establishment that has hosted the likes of Elvis Presley, Natalie Wood, Joe DiMaggio, and Tony “The Ant” Spilatro: the Golden Steer Steakhouse.
In mid-March, we received an interesting e-mail from architecture and history buff Claudio Grassi, a Venice, Italy man who has rediscovered Austin, if you will. The town, named for Austin, Texas, was first settled in 1862—which of course means it is home to a number of historic buildings.
Annie Mancuso is among Virgin River Hotel Casino’s favorite customers—and for good reason. Born Annie Marie Gottone in 1904, the energetic former resident of Flushing Long Island, New York, spent her 108th birthday with her family and friends at the Mesquite resort before playing her favorite penny slot machine and having the time of her life
In three previous Boston Marathons and nearly 30 other marathons, Lily would have been somewhere near the finish line to give me that hug immediately. Not this year. This year she was at home in Sparks, battling cancer, while her little brother ran the Boston Marathon on behalf of the American Cancer Society.
Eclipse chasers and Nevadans in a gigantic swath of Silver State spanning from Reno to Goldfield and Ely to Mesquite will have a chance to see for themselves what drove Homer’s sinister prose on Sunday, May 20 when an annular solar eclipse crosses overhead.
Three of the Nevada Travel Network’s “2012 Must-See, Must-Do” awards have been bestowed in Elko, which was named the Nevada Travel Network City of the Year for 2012.
As our plane slides down through the night sky of the desert below us, Sin City glows like a burning ember. Here is a different sort of valley of fire than the one we intend to visit. Man-made, neon Las Vegas would be our jump-off point to the other Valley of Fire, Nevada’s first state park, 55 miles northeast of the city.
On Saturday, March 24, the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center hosts the Women in History Reception, a special program celebrating historical female figures who played vital roles in shaping the cultural heritage of the Silver State. The free event features discussions of five women—Sarah Winnemucca, Dat-so-la-lee, Sue Coleman, Susie Dick, and Clara Frank.
So began the inaugural National Veterans Day 11K Run on Friday, November 11 at Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex in northwest Las Vegas. Las Vegas joined eight other cities nationwide—Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, and San Jose—to celebrate and honor veterans during the run.
I arrived in Hawthorne on February 28, 2011 to begin working at the Hawthorne Army Depot after working in Germany for 11 years. I will never forget the feeling that came over me for the first time on my drive from Reno, when I made the bend on U.S. Highway 95 and saw Walker Lake sitting against the backdrop of the mountains, with Hawthorne in the distance.
Even the devil would be homesick in Nevada, opined Mark Twain after his short sojourn in the territory destined to become the Silver State. Twain developed his writing style and adopted his famous penname in an almost two-year stay in booming Virginia City, one of many noteworthy events in the mining town.
In 2005, reconstruction of the line started and is nearly complete. The V&T offers several rides on steam and diesel locomotives. The Toast of the Canyon tour provides a nostalgic glimpse into the past while passengers sip locally made wine and snack on local restaurants’ hors d’oeuvres, and gaze into the valley which has remained largely unchanged since the mining era.
Western Nevada’s Carson Valley has long been a destination for people who love the outdoors. Hikers, bikers, and equestrians follow mountainside logging roads and country lanes in pursuit of the outdoor experience.