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Grapevine Canyon is a true desert oasis (1)

October 23, 2014 — 

Despite appearances, Nevada’s desert landscape can be filled with life. A good example of this is Grapevine Canyon, located about eight miles northwest of Laughlin. The canyon boasts a waterfall …

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS (2)

October 23, 2014 — 

CAPS Murder-Mystery dinner CAPS fundraiser at the Fallon Convention Center on Oct. 25 presents “Reno: 1930s,” a Murder Mystery Dinner followed by a live auction. There will be an all-you-can-eat …

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Common myths about Las Vegas (3)

October 16, 2014 — 

Everyone knows Las Vegas. And everyone knows everything there is to know about the city. Except when they don’t. The truth is that over the years few communities have been …

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Local Vice Figure Jailed (4)

October 9, 2014 — 

By Walt Mac Kenzie Nevada bagnio operator Joe Conforte was arrested Friday night on an extortion charge brought by District Attorney William Raggio, who said Conforte threatened him with public …

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS (5)

October 9, 2014 — 

Anne of Green Gables The CCHS Advanced Theatre Class will present “Anne of Green Gables” on Oct. 10 & 11 at 7 p.m. in the CCHS Theatre. Megan Whittington plays …

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Clever slogans promote Nevada towns (6)

October 9, 2014 — 

Over the years, many Nevada communities have adopted colorful slogans to help set them apart from other places. Undoubtedly the most famous is Reno’s “Biggest Little City in the World” …

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Classic film series begins tonight (7)

October 3, 2014 — 

Fallon hosts classic film series tonight …

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Kansas agents here to grill murder suspects (8)

October 3, 2014 — 

While law officials of Garden City, Kan., appealed Saturday to the public as to the whereabouts of a portable radio missing from the home of the murdered Herbert W. Clutter …

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Before it was Nevada History ... It was news: Officials call MGM fire worst in Vegas history (9)

October 2, 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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Water in Lahontan Reservoir reaches high water mark (10)

September 25, 2014 — 

Enough Water Stored to Cover All Irrigable Land on the Project Depth of Two Feet—Other Items of Interest The water in the Lahontan reservoir has reached the highest mark yet …

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Ghost town of Tybo offers history, scenery (11)

September 25, 2014 — 

While it’s been largely abandoned for much of the past half-century, the central Nevada mining town of Tybo has managed to survive into the 21th century with an impressive number …

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Discovering the forgotten mining camp of Prospect (12)

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 (13)

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 (14)

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 (15)

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 (16)

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 (17)

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 (18)

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 (20)

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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