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 […]

Saddle up for Wild West fun in Nevada

The Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry is March 16 in Virginia City. Photo courtesy of Virginia City.

  CARSON CITY – The Wild West looms large in the national consciousness. Immortalized in spaghetti westerns and celebrated in books and song, the West evokes ideas of rugged individualism and Manifest Destiny, the 19th century belief that America was destined to expand across the continent. Nevada offers plenty of ways to connect with that […]

Special Olympics to host South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge on March 23

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Register online or on-site to participate in this year’s event. SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — In costumes, but without the protection of wet suits, Special Olympics athletes and their supporters on March 23 will jump into the icy waters of Lake Tahoe for the annual South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Northern […]

Musician Scot Marshall to perform Saturday at Bartley Ranch

Musician Scott Marshall performs at 5 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Western Heritage Interpretive Center at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch in Reno. A $3-per-person donation is encouraged to help support the series and future park programs. Marshall covers musical genres ranging from swing, Latin and jazz to rock, country and bluegrass. The […]

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 […]

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