#FlashbackFridays Free Museum Days Are Back in Virginia City

Waived Admission to 12 Museums, First Friday May – October 2016

museumflashbackwinners250x250For the third year, Virginia City, Nevada, hosts #FlashbackFriday Museum Days, an opportunity to tour 12 of the historic town’s museums. While admission is waived, donations are encouraged as many rely solely on contributions to remain open. #FlashbackFriday Museum Days are the first Friday of each month, May through October 2016. Continue reading

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Statewide events in May celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Preservation Act

Since the early 1980s, May has been a month for celebrating historic preservation and archaeology in Nevada. This year, the theme acknowledges the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, which helps to stabilize neighborhoods and downtowns, contributes to public education, attracts investment, creates jobs, generates tax revenues, supports small business and affordable housing, and powers Nevada’s heritage tourism industry. Agencies and organizations have teamed up to spread awareness of archaeological and historic preservation efforts throughout the state and encourage both residents and visitors to explore and learn about Nevada’s significant archaeological and historical treasures. Continue reading

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Snake Valley celebrates 8th Annual Water Festival June 17-19 in Baker

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Friends and supporters of Snake Valley will gather in Baker, Nevada during the weekend of June 17-19 for the eighth annual Snake Valley Festival to celebrate and raise funds in support of community preservation. All are invited to join in. All proceeds from the festival events will benefit the Great Basin Water Network (www.greatbasinwater.net) to help protect the water and environment in eastern Nevada and the west desert of Utah. Continue reading

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Las Vegas Unveils Limited Edition #WHHSH Beer

Las Vegas brings the “What Happens Here, Stays Here” campaign to life 
with exclusive #WHHSH products

#WHHSH Beer from Las VegasCapturing the essence of “What Happens Here, Stays Here” (WHHSH) and adult freedom, Las Vegas will unveil its limited edition #WHHSH Beer this month during one of the nation’s largest music and arts festivals in Palm Springs, April 16-17. Continue reading

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Winter precipitation results in prolific display of yellow flower only found in western Nevada

Carson Valley MonkeyflowerThis winter’s abundant precipitation is resulting in a prolific display of a little yellow flower native only to western Nevada. The Carson Valley monkeyflower (Erythranthe carsonensis) is only found in the foothills and valley bottoms from the Red Rocks area north of Reno to the little town of Dresslerville, west of Gardnerville. Continue reading

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Improvements Coming to Great Basin National Park

gbnpwheelerpeak300x200Great Basin National Park is initiating two construction projects beginning spring of 2016. An accessibility ramp is being constructed at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center which will block a portion of the parking lot during construction. On busy weekends parking may be limited, so carpool if possible. The project is expected to be completed by early summer. Continue reading

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The V & T Railroad Roars Into 2016 With Exciting Events

All aboard the V&T Railroad to create happy memories

V&T Railroad yard, Virginia City NevadaAttention individuals looking for adventurous opportunities to enter the enchanted world of vintage railroads — mark your calendar for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad’s 2016 season.

The V & T Railroad kicks off its season on Memorial Day, Saturday, May 28, 2016, with seven daily train rides beginning at 10:30 am; the last departure is at 4pm. Continue reading

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