May – June 2015

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Like a Rolling Stone

Like a Rolling Stone EIGHT GREAT THINGS TO DO IN BOULDER CITY THAT AREN’T JUST SOME DAM JOKE. BY ERIC CACHINERO I must admit that I knew very little about Boulder City before visiting—an inexcusable realization considering the town’s importance to United States and Nevada history. Boulder City was once at the heart of one of the most imp ... read more

Art From the Earth

Pottery makers draw inspiration from Nevada’s environment, culture. BY JOHN SEELMEYER When she was a schoolgirl, Las Vegas pottery maker Donna Potter persisted in choosing a purple crayon to color mountains despite the urging of adults who tried to convince her that mountains are brown. A native Nevadan, Donna knew better. The ever-changing p ... read more

The Glenbrook

Historic Train Roars Back to Life. BY WENDELL HUFFMAN After slumbering for almost 90 years, the historic locomotive Glenbrook is once again under steam, blasting its whistle just a short distance from where it first started operating in 1875. This Memorial Day, the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is set to host the official unveilin ... read more

The Depot Craft Brewery & Distillery

The Depot Craft Brewery & Distillery Historic backdrop provides the perfect setting for elegantly innovative, yet classic eatery. BY MEGG MUELLER Reno’s burgeoning craft-food scene gave birth to a new entry, appropriately, on New Year’s Eve. As any parent knows, infancy is not without its trials and tribulations, but The Depot Craft Br ... read more

Stevens Camp: An Oasis in the Black Rock Desert

Stevens Camp: An Oasis in the Black Rock Desert Amid the dust and heat, a wildly verdant area beckons adventurous campers. STORY & PHOTOS BY PETER PEARSALL Outside of Burning Man, few visit the Black Rock Desert in northwest Nevada. While living and working there for two consecutive summers as an AmeriCorps volunteer, endeavoring to garne ... read more

There is a Cure for the Summertime Blues

There is a Cure for the Summertime Blues EDDIE COCHRAN FORGOT ABOUT THE SILVER STATE WHEN HE SANG HIS CLASSIC HIT. Summer vacation. Are there two words that bring more joy to a child, or more fear to a parent? Planning a trip to satisfy your brood can be downright daunting, but we’re here to help. We’ve chosen three destinations across ... read more

Tour Around Nevada: Tonopah

Central Nevada town proves it's more than just a stop along the way. BY MEGG MUELLER The draw of Tonopah has fluctuated over the years. As home to the second largest silver deposit in Nevada history, its importance as a mining town is undeniable. As the almost-exact halfway point between two of Nevada’s largest cities (Las Vegas and Reno, nat ... read more

Shop Around the Corner

Rocking and Rolling Rocks, crystals, jewelry, books, and Made in Nevada products mingle with sparkling owner at Carson City shop. BY MEGG MUELLER Jeanette Champagne is aptly named. Whether you happen upon her humble shop in the historic district of Carson City or you are one of the many who hear of Rocking and Rolling from someone else, yo ... read more

The Loneliest Road trip in America

U.S. Route 50 makes for the perfect family vacation. BY NOLAN BROUGH The roadtrip: America’s quintessential summer pastime. Nothing quite beats sitting behind the wheel of your car, conquering miles and miles of road as the scenery around you gr ... read more

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