Free photo exhibit at Railroad Museum July 4-7

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NCOT NEWS — The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City, in collaboration with the Center for Railroad Photography & Art based in Madison, WI, presents a visually remarkable photo exhibit titled “Steam: An Enduring Legacy, the Railroad Photographs of Joel Jensen.” Its 25 dramatic black-and-white images evoke the immense mechanical power of locomotives and […]

July 2013 events at Fort Churchill State Historic Park

STATE PARKS NEWS SILVER SPRINGS – Fort Churchill State Historic Park is offering a variety of events, including a history talk and cannon firing on the 4th of July, a night hike, a full moon hike and a lecture about the Dangberg Home Ranch. The park’s per-vehicle entrance fee is $7 with a $2 discount […]

“Frame of Reference” art show features 8 artists tied to Lyon County

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SUBMITTED NEWS — A new exhibit with work by eight artists with ties to Lyon County, Nevada is on display at the Dayton Valley Community Center from July 1 through July 12, 2013. A free reception for the exhibit “Frame of Reference” takes place on Thursday July 11, from 3:30pm-9pm at the community center, 170 […]

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

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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

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$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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Virginia City, Nevada’s 2013 Fourth of July celebration

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SUBMITTED NEWS — Virginia City’s Fourth of July Celebration, culminating with a 25-minute long Firework Spectacular set in the Comstock hills of northern Nevada, includes the Fourth of July Parade, the Red White and YOU Wine Walk, a period costumed baseball game in Miners Park where kids can swim in the newly remodeled pool, and […]

Air Races to debut historic, new racing class for 50th anniversary

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AIR RACES NEWS — The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) reached an agreement to unveil a new, high-profile racing class organization at the 50th annual National Championship Air Races this September. Headquartered in northern Nevada, the Unlimited Warbird Racing Class (UWRC) has been formed to take the place of the previous Unlimited Racing Division of […]

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