BLM offers moonlight snowshoe outing Feb. 23 at Angel Creek Campground in Wells

Future hike set for March 23. ELKO — The Bureau of Land Management offers a moonlight snowshoe hike at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Angel Creek Campground near Wells. This is the second outing in a series of BLM Take it Outside hikes. Free snowshoe use is provided to the first 40 who register. […]

PGA TOUR official presents $30,000 grant to ‘Charity of the Year’ Children’s Cabinet on Thursday

PGA TOUR Chief of Operations Andy Pazder presented Reno nonprofit The Children’s Cabinet with a $30,000 grant on Thursday, on the heels of news that the organization had earned the PGA TOUR’s Charity of the Year award. Pazder’s visit, organized by Reno-Tahoe Open Executive Director Jana Smoley, was a special occasion for The Children’s Cabinet, […]

Need ideas for outdoor winter fun?


Northeast Nevada winter sports are right outside your door By Matt Boisseau, Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Deputy District Ranger Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest USDA Forest Service Every winter, many newcomers arrive in Elko County, and many are from warmer climates such as the southeastern United States, where snow rarely falls. One of their first questions is often, “What […]

Diamond Peak ski resort hosts Ullr Fest Feb. 8-10

INCLINE VILLAGE — Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation will host the fourth annual Ullr Fest Feb. 8-10 to raise funds for the Diamond Peak Ski Team. The action-packed, Viking-themed weekend kicks off Friday, Feb. 8, with a torchlight parade, bonfire and live music, and continues through Sunday with races, food, entertainment and more. Diamond Peak […]

Tickets for the 2014 Continental Cup are on sale

Be among the first to have seats for this historic curling competition in Las Vegas. LAS VEGAS – Curling fans now can buy tickets for the World Financial Group 2014 Continental Cup at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The four-day event pitting Team North America against Team World in a Ryder Cup-like competition will […]

Italian ranchers featured at Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko

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ELKO — It’s a spaghetti western this year at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko. Italian and Italian-American ranchers are highlighted at the event, which began Monday, Jan. 28 and continues through Feb. 2. “This is one of many cultural exchanges we’ve had,” Darcy Minter of the Western Folklife Center, which puts on the […]

HAN Foundation coat drive for children is Jan. 26

The Hot August Nights Foundation will have a coat drive from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Lawlor Events Center, 1664 N. Virginia St. The foundation asks that all northern Nevadans help children in need and at risk by donating gently used or new coats. The Hot August Nights Foundation, a […]

Tailgate party, 49ers-Ravens game highlight Super Weekend Feb. 2-3 in Minden

MINDEN — Carson Valley Inn’s Super Weekend will include a tailgate party on Feb. 2, with Inn Club members earning triple points, and a broadcast of the 49ers-Ravens game on Feb. 3 at the hotel-casino on U.S. 395 in Minden. The Tailgate Party runs from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 in the CVI parking […]

Major events light up rural Nevada in January

Fire and Ice in Ely, Nev. Image courtesy of Nevada State Parks.

SUBMITTED BY THE NEVADA COMMISSION ON TOURISM The White Pine Fire and Ice show, Jan. 18-20 at Cave Lake State Park in Ely. Peruse original works of arts in the ice sculpture competition, participate in such activities as ice bowling and ice fishing and watch an amazing fireworks show. Details: White Pine County Tourism and […]

Bureau of Mines and Geology produces 2013 calendar

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.

UNR NEWS RELEASE A calendar highlighting the geology of Nevada with stunning pictures of canyons, cliffs and wide open spaces and factoids about the state’s mining and geologic history is now on sale at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno. “This is the first calendar we’ve put out,” […]

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