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Major events light up rural Nevada in January

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

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

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  • 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 Recreation Board, 800-496-9350 or 775-289-3720, www.elynevada.net.
  • The Mesquite Balloon Festival, Jan. 26-27 at the Casablanca Resort Casino Golf Spa, 950 W. Mesquite Blvd. in Mesquite. Watch colorful hot air balloons fill the sky above the Virgin Valley, and experience a tethered balloon ride from the Casablanca parking lot. Details: Casablanca Resort Casino, 877-438-2929, www.casablancaresort.com. For more on staying in Mesquite, visit www.visitmesquite.com.
  • The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Jan. 28 to Feb. 2 in Elko. Western poetry and music is presented throughout this event, now in its 29th year. The upcoming gathering will honor Italian and Italian-American cowboys and ranchers. Details: Western Folklife Center, 775-738-7508, www.westernfolklife.org. For more on staying Elko, visit the Elko Convention and Visitors Authority, www.elkocva.com.