September-October 2017

HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS ISSUE

We’ve got the winners of our 3rd annual Silver State Scavenger Hunt on page 26. This year was a whole new event, and people rose to the challenge like never before. Our year-long series continue: our Nevada Photographers story can be found on page 22, where you’ll learn a little bit about drone photography; the State Parks story covers Lyon, Churchill, and Pershing Counties this time around and is on page 56; and this issue, Ancient Nevada on page 62 looks at the plants and animals of long ago.

What’s Inside

Nevada Photographers

Learn to shoot the Silver State through the eyes of professional photographers. NEVADA PHOTO TOURS: SERIES COMPILED BY KIPPY S. SPILKER The bacon wave at Valley of Fire State Park. A sunset at Lake Tahoe’s Bonsai rock. The International Car Forest of the Last Church in Goldfield. Iconic images are everywhere in Nevada, but capturing them in p ... read more

2017 Great Nevada Picture Hunt

GREAT NEVADA PICTURE HUNT Nevada means home to each and everyone one of us in different ways, which is why it was a spectacular, albeit challenging, task selecting our favorites for this year’s picture hunt. We received more than 1,200 photographs, each expressing a distinct and brilliant facet of the Silver State. We want to thank everyone who ... read more

Nevada State Parks, Part 5

Nevada State Parks: Something for Everyone  PART 5: LYON, AND CHURCHILL, AND PERSHING…OH MY. BY MEGG MUELLER While it may not be a solely Nevada trait, the mercurial nature of our weather can truly shift our state parks year to year. Exquisite landscapes are abundant, but the viability of those landscapes is dependent, as we all are, upon ... read more

Ancient Nevada Part V: Plants & Animals

Fifth of six-part series explores the Great Basin’s primal flora and fauna. Plants & Animals BY ERIC CACHINERO Tens of thousands of years ago, on a landscape marked by vast ancient lakes, a creature roved in search of prey. It stood about the same height as a male grizzly bear, and sported a set of scythe-like claws at the ends of its en ... read more

Autumn de Forest: Stays Grounded In Nevada

Autumn de Forest - Stays Grounded In Nevada Young artist paints beautiful picture of a world she aims to help. BY CHRIS LEWIS PHOTOS COURTESY AUTUMN DE FOREST An iconic image of a small boy suffering the ravages of war in Syria is hard to forget; it is one of the most recognizable of the decade. A painting depicting the image hung among oth ... read more

Hank Monk, The Incomparable

BY BRANDON WILDING “Hank Monk, the incomparable! The most daring – the most reckless of drivers; and the luckiest. The oddest, the drollest of all the whimsical characters who made Western staging famous the world over… It was a dream come true! I’m quite sure that had anyone asked me which of the two I would rather see – hear – spea ... read more

Nevada Photographers: M.D. Welch

Nevada Photo Tours: Learn to shoot the Silver State through the eyes of professional photographers. SERIES COMPILED BY KIPPY S. SPILKER The bacon wave at Valley of Fire State Park. A sunset at Lake Tahoe’s Bonsai rock. The International Car Forest of the Last Church in Goldfield. Iconic images are everywhere in Nevada, but capturing them in ... read more

Mark Hall-Patton

Mark Hall-Patton didn’t set out to become a celebrity, but thanks to his frequent appearances on TV’s “Pawn Stars,” he’s become just that. Mark is to southern Nevada history what Elvis was to music—an innovator with an enduring legacy. Mark talked to our Carrie Roussel recently about what life is like when the cameras stop rolling. The ... read more

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