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Discovering the forgotten mining camp of Prospect (1)

September 18, 2014 — 

One thing about a number of Nevada mining camps is that their names often left no doubt about their reasons for existing. So we have Goldfield, Silver City, Metallic City—and …

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Officials call MGM fire worst in Vegas history (2)

September 18, 2014 — 

At least 81 people were killed and hundreds more injured Friday morning when fire raced through the MGM Grand Hotel in the second-worst hotel fire in the nation’s history. Most …

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Last market chance to stock up for — dare we say it — Christmas (3)

September 17, 2014 — 

It seems like this was the fastest summer on record I can remember but that’s not saying much because there’s more and more I can’t remember. This Saturday will be …

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More Tonopah: Exploring the mining queen (4)

September 11, 2014 — 

Continuing last week’s walking tour of Tonopah, we move from Main Street and into the surrounding neighborhoods, which also contain many interesting historic structures. For example, the Brokers Exchange (northwest …

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Wandering Tonopah’s historic streets (5)

September 4, 2014 — 

Tonopah’s historic buildings tell stories. Fortunately, they’ve got some pretty good yarns to share. In fact, one of the best ways to get a sense of the community’s fascinating past …

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Friends of the Nevada State Museum to present murder mystery show (6)

August 30, 2014 — 

Friends of the Nevada State Museum will present a murder mystery show Sept. 6 in the Nevada Room of the Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St. The show, set in …

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Carson City Kiwanis sets Evening on the Comstock (7)

August 30, 2014 — 

Carson City Kiwanis presents its Evening on the Comstock from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. The event offers a …

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August 28, 2014 — 

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Fort Ruby: Gone but not forgotten (9)

August 28, 2014 — 

It was hell being stationed at Fort Ruby in eastern Nevada. Established in September 1862, the fort provided a military presence to protect emigrants heading to California and Oregon as …

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The final run of the V & T railroad (10)

August 28, 2014 — 

With farewell ceremonies confined to exercises conducted by school children at Steamboat, the Virginia & Truckee railroad will make its final run Wednesday morning. Historic engine No. 27, out of …

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Have fun this weekend (11)

August 28, 2014 — 

The Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department‘s mud volleyball tournament begins Saturday at 9 a.m. and includes the double elimination in the annual Nevada State Championship Tournament and the single …

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Capital may not have been Carson City (12)

August 21, 2014 — 

When you drive by Nevada’s distinctive silver domed State Capitol in Carson City try to imagine how it would look in Winnemucca or American Flat or Boise, Idaho. Several times …

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Jazz & Beyond weekend schedule (13)

August 14, 2014 — 

Atomic Giants will perform at 7 p.m. today at Firkin & Fox 3rd Street Stage. Youth Strings directed by Sue Jesch will perform at Comma Coffee at 8 p.m. today …

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‘Growlersburg’ offers Gold Country history (14)

August 14, 2014 — 

While other Northern California Gold Country towns are perhaps more well-known, the quaint village of Georgetown shouldn’t be overlooked by anyone interested in exploring this historic region. Located 15 miles …

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Fourth annual Austinpalooza fundraiser benefits children in need (15)

August 14, 2014 — 

What started out three years ago as a battle of the bands for GE employees has turned into an all-day music festival. GE’s Bently Nevada and the Carson Valley Inn …

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Death of Sen. Key Pittman shocks Nevada (16)

August 8, 2014 — 

Reno Evening Gazette Nov. 11, 1940 Nevada will pay final tribute Thursday afternoon to Sen. Key Pittman, who had served the Silver State longer than any other public official. Senior …

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Nevada is a bird-watching paradise (17)

August 8, 2014 — 

If you look hard — and know where to look—it’s possible that you just might spot an Ash-throated Flycatcher or Western Wood-Pewee or a Yellow-breasted Chat in Nevada. At least …

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First woman sheriff in Nevada elected in Lander County (18)

July 31, 2014 — 

At the request of a great many citizens of Austin and of Reese River Valley, presented in the form of a petition signed by the great majority of the people …

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Pyramid Lake’s unusual tufa rock formations (19)

July 31, 2014 — 

Physical characteristics have long defined Pyramid Lake. The native Paiutes, who were the earliest settlers on the lake, originally called it “Cu Yui Pah” or lake of the cui ui …

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Veterans of ghost town to be honored (20)

July 31, 2014 — 

As part of the Nevada 150 Legacy Project to commemorate Nevada’s 150 years of Statehood, the Mineral County Board of Commissioners and the Mineral County Museum have commissioned the erection …

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