NevadaGram #150 – Comstock Mining Update, Must See-Must Do 2014

Hawthorne Army Depot

Comstock Mining Update: At its regularly scheduled meeting on January 2, the Lyon County Commission broke all precedent by ignoring its Planning commission’s recommendation to deny the Comstock Mining Inc’s Master Plan Amendment and Zoning change requests. Instead, the Commissioners voted 4-1 to impose a “compromise” made between CMI and Commissioner Vida Keller to reduce the … Read moreNevadaGram #150 – Comstock Mining Update, Must See-Must Do 2014

NevadaGram #149 – Comstock Mining Update, “Jesus’ Birthday”

Lyon County Planning Recommends Denial

The struggle over pit mining in the Virginia City National Historic Landmark has shifted south through Devil’s Gate from Storey to Lyon County. At last month’s scheduled hearing before the Lyon County Planning Commission, Comstock Mining Inc asked for a continuance, saying it hadn’t had time to prepare. This time company CEO Corrado De Gasperis … Read moreNevadaGram #149 – Comstock Mining Update, “Jesus’ Birthday”

NevadaGram #148 – A Dream Speech and a Call from Joe

S-Line Reservoir in Fallon, Nevada

AS I WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Las Vegas this week, I found myself reflecting on the Great State of Nevada and its future, imagining a speech from that bully pulpit that might help steer us there intact. With one thrilling exception, Nevada has always had its spy-glass fixed firmly … Read moreNevadaGram #148 – A Dream Speech and a Call from Joe

NevadaGram #147 – Nevada Day in Carson City

USS Nevada

IT IS NEVADA DAY, the grandest 72-hour day of our year, and the great Nevada Day Parade in Carson City on Saturday is its most splendid expression, a gaudy 3-hour procession of floats, bands and marching groups, heart-felt and  authentic. The parade began months before of course, and is the climax of elaborate planning and … Read moreNevadaGram #147 – Nevada Day in Carson City

NevadaGram #146 – Andy & the Snake, A Postcard from Shorty

Sunrise over I-80 in Nevada

THE NEW Harrah’s Hotel was one of four or five buildings that rose up out of Reno’s grimy brick downtown like bright porcelain teeth in a mouthful of rotting stumps. I had begun talking with the man beside me, a tall, stiff jointed cowpuncher, half beer-drunk and staring mildly about him out of china-blue eyes. … Read moreNevadaGram #146 – Andy & the Snake, A Postcard from Shorty

NevadaGram #143 – Comstock Mining Updates

Since late in 2010 the necessity of defending the Virginia City National Historic Landmark against surface mining has meant interrupting the NevadaGram from time to time. Comstock Mining Inc is hard at work putting toxic dust into our air. Compared to the other frustrations and annoyances we and our neighbors have been subjected to since … Read moreNevadaGram #143 – Comstock Mining Updates

NevadaGram #142 – A Visit to Tuscarora

The restored and refurbished Tuscarora Society Hall contains the community museum.

Share on Facebook Tuscarora’s great event takes place every other year, usually over the Memorial Day weekend: Open Studios, during which visitors may tour the ateliers and meet the “sensitives” (as my friend Buckeye Blake calls them) who make the art. This year the event was delayed to coincide with the dedication of the community’s … Read moreNevadaGram #142 – A Visit to Tuscarora

NevadaGram #141 – Living Large in Laughlin, Postcard from Shorty

Laughln Boat Race

MardiGratta Laughlin should have been named Fun City — Laughlin NV in the 1970s no-one comes here on business unless they are in the fun business. We come for the food, the drink, the easy-going atmosphere, the fishing, and the golf in the unique Colorado River setting. It’s like the fond memory of long-ago Las … Read moreNevadaGram #141 – Living Large in Laughlin, Postcard from Shorty

NevadaGram #140 – Rural Round Up in Pahrump, An afternoon in Carson Valley, A Post Card from Shorty

The 2013 wine crush at Rural Round-Up

April’s great event for those of us non-metropolitans who strive to build Nevada Tourism, is Rural Round Up. Some of these people actually bowled. It is the annual gathering of folks from what we used to call the cow counties (whether they had cows or not) to network, workshop and brainstorm to devise new ways … Read moreNevadaGram #140 – Rural Round Up in Pahrump, An afternoon in Carson Valley, A Post Card from Shorty

NevadaGram #139 – March 2013 Sourdough Slim and Squaw Tom Sanders

What They’re saying About Us The New York Times goes winter kayaking on Lake Tahoe. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America is available at our new online Nevada Bookstore. This month’s Trip Report is a departure from the familiar format. It is … Read moreNevadaGram #139 – March 2013 Sourdough Slim and Squaw Tom Sanders

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