NevadaGram #206 – A Visit to Carson Valley, Goldfield Days, Bicycling in Nevada and More

Jacobs Family Berry Farm, Carson Valley Nevada

Carson Valley has the distinction of being one of the most beautiful places on earth, just a half hour’s drive, via the Kingsbury Grade with its stunning views, from another of the most beautiful places on earth, Lake Tahoe. Last week I was in the Valley for an afternoon with nothing but pleasure on the … Read moreNevadaGram #206 – A Visit to Carson Valley, Goldfield Days, Bicycling in Nevada and More

NevadaGram #205 – Hold that Tiger (and those Bears)

Lily in her pool at Safe Haven Refuge Nevada

I don’t quite know how to introduce the strange place in the desert we visited early in July. It is only ten miles off Interstate 80 at Mill City but far removed from what you expect to find in the Buena Vista Valley. It’s called Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary. You’re welcome to visit, but call … Read moreNevadaGram #205 – Hold that Tiger (and those Bears)

NevadaGram #203 – Last Chance Joe, Wandering, Cold Springs Station, Old Time Fiddlers

Last Chance Joe, Sparks Nevada

There’s a paunchy, nearly toothless bewhiskered old guy who’s always wearing a goofy grin and has been a familiar figure on Victorian Avenue in Sparks for more than 50 years — since it was still B Street in fact. When he became suddenly homeless in 2014 a number of local folks made a big effort … Read moreNevadaGram #203 – Last Chance Joe, Wandering, Cold Springs Station, Old Time Fiddlers

NevadaGram #202 – Rural RoundUp in Tonopah, Big Spike in Boulder City, Reno Night on the Town

Peter Barton and Gernor Brian Sandoval at dedication of the new NSRy bridge to Henderson

Rural RoundUp, the annual grand conclave of tourism workers from all around rural Nevada, was held this year in Tonopah. The speakers were insightful and entertaining, the workshops apt and informative, the meals ambitious and delicious and the schmoozing pleasant and productive . . . but what we most remember is the wind. The bitterly … Read moreNevadaGram #202 – Rural RoundUp in Tonopah, Big Spike in Boulder City, Reno Night on the Town

NevadaGram #201 – Art, Skiing, Driving Old Lonely, the April Calendar

Skiing in Nevada by Curtis Fong “The Guy From Tahoe” Miracle March? March Madness? During this past month the Storm Door finally opened and Mother Nature brought winter back to northern Nevada… Gotta hand it to Punxsutawney Phil! And, as I write on this first full day of Spring, a Winter Storm Warning is posted … Read moreNevadaGram #201 – Art, Skiing, Driving Old Lonely, the April Calendar

NevadaGram #200 – Skiing the Rubies, A Foodie in Vegas, Shopping in Winnemucca

Ruby Mountain summits near Elko

Introducing a new section of the NevadaGram, Let’s Go Outside with Curtis Fong. “I remember the guide telling us what line he was going to ski and indicating a stop point at the bottom and with specific instructions to ski to the right of his line only. As he skied down below us, my heart … Read moreNevadaGram #200 – Skiing the Rubies, A Foodie in Vegas, Shopping in Winnemucca

NevadaGram #199 – Skiing in Nevada, yep

Our Guest Author this month is Curtis Fong, “The Guy From Tahoe”. He has been a familiar figure on the ski slopes of Lake Tahoe, on the tv screen and on the radio, for years. He has also created several of the most prestigious bicycling events in the state: Bike The West, America’s Most Beautiful … Read moreNevadaGram #199 – Skiing in Nevada, yep

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