Geocaching at Washoe Lake State Park June 8

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WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. – Spend a late-spring morning learning the skills of a treasure hunter! Geocaching is a high tech treasure hunt where participants use handheld global positioning system (GPS) devices to track down items hidden in a location designated by latitude and longitude. Rangers will teach participants the basics of geocaching and develop their […]

EVENTS: Discovery Room at Rancho San Rafael offer all-ages activities through summer

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WASHOE COUNTY NEWS — The Discovery Room at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park is gearing up for another season of fun and learning. The free playroom offers children of all ages an interactive gateway to the wonders of the world. Volunteers focus on different weekly themes ranging from cowboys to fairies. Activities include arts and […]

Chef John Frank joins Circus Circus

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CIRCUS CIRCUS NEWS — John Frank will be joining Circus Circus Reno as our new steakhouse chef bringing years of diverse and impressive experience. He will lend his culinary-genius to all of our restaurants but will focus on The Steakhouse at Circus. Frank attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York where he […]

Street Vibrations® Spring Rally to Rock John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks

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STREET VIBES NEWS — Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts have already registered for Street Vibrations® Spring Rally June 7-9 in Sparks, NV and hundreds more will join them for the official kickoff to the riding season at this No Colors event. “This three day party is the fifth annual spring event with live entertainment, death defying […]

Nevada State Railroad Museum offers a Memorial Day experience

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NCOT NEWS — Throughout Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City offers rides on the world’s only restored McKeen motor car, Virginia & Truckee Railway No. 22. Other days to ride the unique car in 2013 will be July 4 and October 26. “The McKeen car’s modern appearance causes […]

Tonopah’s 43rd Jim Butler Days May 23-27 celebrates old-fashioned fun

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Back in 1900, a prospector named Jim Butler struck silver while searching for his lost burro in the area that soon became Tonopah, Nevada. Decades ago, miners and townspeople decided to honor the town’s heritage with an annual celebration, Jim Butler Days, featuring all manner of old-fashioned fun, including a parade, friendly competitions, and feats […]

Wildcat Cabin Hike at Spooner Lake on June 1

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. – Celebrate National Trails Day on June 1 by joining rangers on a moderate two mile hike from Spooner Lake up North Canyon to Wildcat Cabin. Listen to rangers discuss local history as well as trees, shrubs and wildflowers and learn about the historic Spencer’s cabin along the way. The group will […]

Deadman’s Creek Hike at Washoe Lake State Park on June 1

Celebrate National Trails Day on June 1, and take a short 1.5 mile hike to the top of the hill along Deadman’s Creek with a park ranger. There are great views of Washoe Valley at the top from the gazebo. Some plants will be identified along the way. Bring the kids and a camera! WHAT: […]

Bowers Mansion opens for tours May 18

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WASHOE COUNTY NEWS — The recently renovated historic Bowers Mansion in Washoe Valley will re-open for tours this weekend for the first time since 2009. Two $100,000 grants from the State Historic Preservation Office Commission on Cultural Affairs were received for the seismic and structural rehabilitation of the mansion. In addition, the Mansion’s spring-fed swimming […]

Spring Wings Festival celebrates birds with events for photographers, bird watchers and families

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FALLON — A migration of birds and bird enthusiasts will meet in Fallon, NV this May to view and celebrate one of nature’s most impressive seasonal journeys at one of North America’s richest wetlands. The Spring Wings Festival runs May 17-19 in Fallon, and will include trips to nearby Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, which has […]

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