Reno River Festival returns in May


RRF News: The Reno River Festival returns to celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Truckee River Whitewater Park May 11-12, 2013. Based on athlete and spectator feedback from the 2012 event, event organizers determined a move back to its original Mother’s Day weekend is in order to help accommodate paddlers’ competitive schedule and take advantage […]

Indie Reno gives Wildflower Village Gallery a fresh look: Open house weekend March 15-16


INDIE RENO NEWS The Wildflower Village Gallery in Reno, Nevada, has housed local artists for over a decade. Now, under the management of Shelly Jackson and local artisan guild Indie Reno, the former motel is getting a modern makeover. Six rooms are now open and showcase local artists and craftsmen offering original art and gifts […]

“The Work of Artists” brings hand-crafted saddle art presentation to Nevada Legislature

Russ murray custom saddle

NEVADA ARTS COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – Western culture depicted in the art of hand-crafted leather saddles and ranch tack comes to the Nevada Legislature as part of the program, “The Work of Artists.” Washoe Valley saddle-maker Russ Murray, who specializes in custom handmade saddles and more for ranch work, cutting or working cow horses, […]

Attracting an evolving visitor base, top travel issues fill the agenda for Rural Roundup

Each month of the new 2013 Nevada Geology Calendar offers a stunning photo of the state’s dramatic landscape, plus facts about the varied geology found around the Great Basin. This photo of sandstone in the Valley of Fire State Park in Clark County is featured in July. The official state rock, sandstone was used to build the Nevada state capitol building and the former United State Mint building in Carson City. The calendar, on sale now, was produced by one of the University of Nevada’s statewide public service departments, the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.  Photo by Jeremy Vlcan, courtesy University of Nevada, Reno.

Nevada Commission on Tourism’s annual rural marketing conference to be held April 17-19, 2013 in Pahrump CARSON CITY, Nev. — The 23rd annual Rural Roundup will be held this year in Pahrump, as tourism leaders gather from across the state to learn about managing online reputations, international tourism markets and more. The conference will be […]

Reno’s air races in the world’s top ten

NATIONAL CHAMPION AIR RACES NEWS RELEASE The National Championship Air Races in Reno were named one of the top ten air shows in the world by USA Today. The annual event shares the title with shows from across the United States, as well as England, Germany and Canada. The article cites the unique racing aspect […]

Regents honor top Nevadans

NSHE NEWS RELEASE LAS VEGAS–The Nevada Board of Regents met Thursday and Friday and named recipients of several prestigious honors, including the 2013 Distinguished Nevadans. The Distinguished Nevadan represents the most prestigious award conferred by the Board of Regents. It is bestowed upon prominent individuals who have made significant achievements that have contributed to the cultural, scientific […]

TEDx University’s – Think Kindness (video)

Think Kindness is the third video installation of This Is Reno’s TEDx University profile, description provided by Miriam Hodgman. Think Kindness features the thoughtful storytelling of Brian Williams, University of Nevada alumnus, as he shares a novel idea to track the ripples of positivity generated by indiscriminate acts of kindness. Want to live forever? Live a life worth remembering recommends Brian Williams, […]

Why Taiwan Matters, an exhibition set to open on March 4 at the Metro Gallery

Invitiation Photo Taiwan

CITY OF RENO NEWS Come explore Taiwan’s way of life and the country’s unique influences around the world through a series of photo-essays entitled, Why Taiwan Matters. On display at the Metro Gallery (Lobby of City Hall, 1 East First Street, Reno), the 34-photo exhibition introduces Taiwan’s vitality and creativity with snapshots of life on […]

Virginia City goes nuts at 22nd Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival

Rocky Mountain Oysters

VIRGINIA CITY NEWS VIRGINIA CITY — It’s a new year, a revamped event and Virginia City, Nev. presents a full-on Irish testicle festival at the 22nd Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival, taking place along  C St., the historic town’s main drive, March 16, 2013. The truth is Virginia City goes nuts each St. Patrick’s Day. More than […]

Blarney Band to perform Saturday at Come in from the Cold series

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Washoe County Regional Parks presents the Blarney Band this Saturday, Mar. 2, at Bartley Ranch as part of the 17th season of the popular Come in from the Cold Winter Entertainment Series. Keith and Dan Shannon are the sound of Blarney and make their home in Truckee, Calif. This father and […]

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