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Richard Moreno

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The Nevada Traveler: New book details Devils Hole Pupfish’s struggles to survive

The Devils Hole Pupfish is a small blue thing. Measuring only about an inch long and often lacking pelvic fins like other pupfish, it has been described as “tiny and wimpy.”

The Nevada Traveler: Sodaville: Home of the rare and once endangered milkvetch

You also can’t find Pepsi or Mountain Dew or any other brand of soft drink. Despite its frothy name, Sodaville owes its existence to the presence of two mineralized hot springs that flow in the area (hence the name) and a railroad’s need for a station in the area.

The Nevada Traveler: The mining town of Ione was original seat of Nye County

There’s a sign at the entrance to the old mining town of Ione that proclaims it as “The Town That Refused to Die.” And it just might be true.

The Nevada Traveler: When Nevada roads had colorful names and not just numbers

"Over time, as the automobile grew more popular, communities began to compete to attract travelers to travel on their highway."

The Nevada Traveler: Reno places blessed with literary attention

One thing that can be said about the Biggest Little City in the World is that it’s long fascinated novelists.

The Nevada Traveler: The Reno area’s once-thriving mining camp: Poeville

It’s been said that Poeville, one of the few mining camps to ever crop up in Washoe County, was named after a man who was a cousin of writer Edgar Allan Poe.

The Nevada Traveler: The boom-and-bust-and-boom times again in the mining town of Silver Peak

The mining town of Silver Peak, located about three hours south of Fallon, has experienced the highs, lows and now highs again of the mining industry.

The Nevada Traveler: A visit to Lake Tahoe’s spectacular Eagle Falls

Every view at Lake Tahoe’s Eagle Falls is breathtaking.

The Nevada Traveler: Discover exceptional views from Reno’s Huffaker Park lookout trail

Perhaps the best and most accessible place to find nice views of the Truckee Meadows is Reno’s Huffaker Hills Regional Park, located in the southern part of the city.