Nevada Tourism releases nearly $1 million to promote travel to state’s rural areas


CARSON CITY — Nearly $1 million in grants to boost tourism to rural Nevada was awarded by the Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) this month, announced Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Director Claudia Vecchio. Among the funded projects: the Comstock ATV Jamboree, a first-time special event in Dayton; Operation Sierra Storm, a Tahoe-area […]

World Poker Tour returns to Atlantis

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

$350,000 in Guaranteed Prize Money The WPT® Regional Western Poker Challenge™ returns to Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, NV from September 13 through 23, 2013. The tournament series features 28 exciting events, including No-Limit Hold‘em and Pot-Limit Omaha tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $120 to $1,650. Players can compete for their share of $350,000 […]

Influential Reno-Tahoe residents to be announced June 27 at the 100Affect event

On June 27th 6:30pm at Bodega Nightclub, the 2013 100Affect Awards Committee, will announce the 100 most influential and inspiring leaders within Reno-Tahoe over ten categories from foodies to prominent CEOs’, police officers to charitable leaders. Kick off event for the second annual 100Affect Celebration and Awards Show will be held on Thursday, June 27th, […]

Nevada Humanities to present 2013 Chautauqua Festival June 24-27

NEVADA HUMANITIES NEWS RELEASE Nevada Humanities will present the 22nd Nevada Humanities Chautauqua festival June 24-27 at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno. Founded by Nevada Humanities in Reno in 1992, Nevada Humanities Chautauqua has inspired many Chautauqua events around the globe and is one […]

Air Races and Unlimited Division of the National Air Racing Group make announcement regarding new racing class

Image courtesy of the Reno Air Race Association.

AIR RACES NEWS — Today, representatives of the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) and the Unlimited Division of the National Air Racing Group (UDNAG) made an announcement that will serve to guarantee Unlimited Racing far into the future. This comes on the heels of the introduction of the new Unlimited & Warbird Racing Class (UWRC) […]

VIDEO: 54th Annual International Camel Races – September 6-8, 2013

Virginia City Camel Races. Image courtesy of the Virginia City Tourism Commission.

The 54th Annual International Camel Races take place in historic Virginia City, Nev. for a race unlike any other. Jockeys compete at this popular event on both camels and ostriches in races that not only challenge speed, but pure luck. For more than 50 years, tens of thousands of spectators and jockeys from around the […]

Rock art talk at Nevada State Museum Thursday, June 27

To help understand, appreciate, and protect Nevada’s rock art and archaeological sites, Emily Middleton discusses early carved abstract rock art in the Northern Great Basin from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27 at the Nevada State Museum, in Carson City. Middleton graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a master’s degree in prehistoric […]

Unique vocal ensemble sings everything from Motown to Gershwin


SINGERS TAKING ACTION REACHING SOULS NEWS RELEASE – STARS (Singers Taking Action Reaching Souls) will share their extraordinary vocal talents in one fantastic concert for northern Nevada on July 6, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Nightingale Concert Hall in the Church Fine Arts Building, on the UNR Campus, in Reno. Admission is free. […]

Anticipation begins to rise for The Great Reno Balloon Race


WILBUR MAY FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE – It’s a bird, it’s a plane. It’s a butterfly and a hummingbird. The Great Reno Balloon Race, the largest free hot-air ballooning event in the world, returns to the skies above Reno, September 6 – 8, at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, and is bringing a new addition. Sponsored […]

Sierra Arts hosts weekly series for Artown

Concerts At The Riverside promo

SIERRA ARTS NEWS — Sierra Arts invites you to three different performance series for Artown 2013 at its downtown gallery, 17 South Virginia Street #120 in the historic Riverside building. Tuesday nights will feature Spoken Views Collective, Reno’s premier spoken word poetry collective and hosts of Reno’s longest running poetry open mic, profiling five local […]