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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.
Whether you plan to camp nearby or just spend a few minutes poking around, the recently stabilized and rehabilitated Griswold cabins and corral alongside the Silver State OHV Trail in Lincoln County are a must-see slice of Nevada history.
I step out of the plane after it lands at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and the hot air hits my face. This, coupled with beautiful scenery—vast and sometimes hilly yellowish valleys with rather high mountains to their west—reminds me of places at the other end of the world.
As I began to further explore the mining ghost towns of central Nevada, my appreciation for the pioneer spirit continued to grow. When the Central Nevada Museum opened its doors in 1981 in Tonopah, my education and adventures into the past evolved into many new trails and discoveries.
From the East, U.S. Highway 6 enters Nevada concurrent with U.S. 50 and then splits from 50 in Ely. Route 6 leaves Nevada all on its lonesome, crossing into California in the eastern Sierra Nevada range. The following are my “Top 10 Can’t Miss Stops on Route 6 in Nevada.”
Situated in central Lincoln County, Delamar was yet another Nevada gold mining camp whose charm outlived its utility. But unlike the gold in Delamar’s more famous and more easily accessible sister camps, this particular strain sat under quartzite. Extracting the gold meant unleashing miniscule dust particles, which meant silicosis.
Tucked away on the east side of the Panamint Mountains is a lush valley. The Amargosa Valley sits atop a large aquifer that runs up the western side of Nevada. Farmers grow hay and alfalfa here along with other crops. This valley is also home to the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, one of 13 cutthroat subspecies in the American West and designated as Nevada’s state fish, were once listed as threatened, but are now on the rebound at Pyramid Lake thanks to cooperative efforts of the federal government and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.
The Nevada Arts Council recently granted Master artist Patricia Hicks and apprentice Angela Hernandez, both of Schurz, $3,181 to create Shoshone Paiute Buckskin and Willow Cradleboards. Following is a comprehensive description of the American Indian tradition of cradleboards.
My husband and I stayed in Paradise Valley for the Saturday night meal prepared by Dennis Acorda, the Basque owner of the JS Bar, which proudly displays a sign that reads, “Where Friendships Are Made” above its entrance.
This story begins here…430 miles north of Las Vegas in the town of Elko. “Elko started the big bands…and the big shows,” Diz Puccinelli says. “We started it here way before Vegas ever started it.”