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 Why I Love Nevada by Karen Cazier

November/December 2014
I guess you’d say I am embedded—it’s in my blood. Nevada is where I was born, where my mother and father were born, where my paternal grandfather was born; yes, we go back 122 years. Our family roots grow deeper, to when our forefathers emigrated from European countries, lured to eastern Nevada in the 1880s by mining and the hope of unearthing treasures.

 

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A journey through history

November/December 2014
Dining cars with linens tablecloths and napkins, and food that would rival any fancy restaurant. Business cars with sleeping quarters and lushly appointed seating areas. Lounge cars with domed seating complete with rotating club chairs for optimal viewing. Let’s not forget the unparalleled views of Nevada that accompany every step of the trip from West Wendover to Sparks.

 

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Dame Nevada

July/August 2014
There’s a basin, wrought of reason, tortoise dry and clean of air Where rivers hike to meet their fate, get lost and disappear Where Grand Adventure had a say and different would prevail And where only hardy life hangs on to all that it entails

Where hidden hints of Eden are revealed to those who seek And where Bristlecone stand sentinel from high atop her peaks Where the Shoshone and the Paiute and the Washo stories tell; ‘If we but live within Her wishes, we will prosper and live well’

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The Tale of Two “P”s

July/August 2014
“Go West, young man” was the cry of the day in 1865 after a tumultuous period of civil war and assassination. As America expanded from the mid 1550s to late 1700s, settlers and Native Americans fought a near-continuous battle over dominion. Then gold fever struck. In the 1860s, Nevada flourished with miners pouring into ore-laden areas, while other towns developed as support hubs for the evolving mining camps.

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Reno Historical

RenoHistAppfeatureJuly/August 2014
As celebrated academics, Barber and Curtis have long dreamed of finding a way to convey engaging, accurate information about Reno’s history to an online audience. After more than a year and half of working with development partners, donors, and volunteers, they unveiled their answer: The Reno Historical mobile app and website.

 

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 The Morris Hotel

eventartcarJuly/August 2014
A silent auction is underway on Reno’s Fourth Street. Off the well-worn Highway 40 and under LED lights, several items are open for bid, including Burning Man commemorative posters, massages, and a coupon for a local bowling alley. Bass lines boom from a nearby DJ stage. Revelers duck in and out to bid and buy costume pieces fashioned from the new hotel’s logo.

 

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Ward Charcoal Ovens

May/June 2014
Virtually overnight, the mountains around Willow Creek were flooded with miners in search of their own rich ore. Seeing the potential for the area, the Martin and White Company of San Francisco purchased several claims and built smelters to process the ore in the new Ward Mining District. The smelters would work well in the area, but were worthless without a hot-burning fuel to keep them running.

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Google Business Views

ExtraMA2014ThumbMarch/April 2014
Showcase the inside of your business to the online world. Google Business Views uses 360-degree panoramic imagery to fully capture your business and let potential customers take a virtual tour throughout your business. Interactive features allow customers who find you online to walk through, explore, and take a closer look at your business. Click and explore below.

 

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Arc Dome Adventure

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The objective on this autumn trip was to summit Arc Dome—the highest peak in the Toiyabes at 11,773 feet. Starting from the South Twin Trailhead (on the range’s east side whereas most approach Arc Dome from the west), it was around an 18-mile round trip with 5,000 feet of elevation gain. The forecast called for lows in the 20s and gusty winds on the ridgelines—but clear skies.

 

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Sweetwater Mountains

Teaser_SweetwaterNovember/December 2013
In the night, lying in the open, we threw human questions against the deep, starry vastness of Nevada sky. Questions of time and fate, loss and memory. The wind rushed in the tall aspen beside the creek. Random stars streaked and sputtered across the sky—like quick, brilliant memories disappearing the instant we beheld them. We had come to this corner of Nevada so many times over the years. Like so much of the state, it offered solitude and rare beauty in which we could ask questions and search out echoes of ourselves in the landscape.

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Mountain Bike Adventure

MountainBike-teaser-JeffMoserNovember/December 2013
Dusty trails, wild horses, steam locomotives, old mining towns, and rowdy saloons. You’d have to be watching an old western movie, right? Not if you mountain bike in Carson City! Just saddle up your bicycle, load up some water and provisions, and ride up into the mountains.
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A Scorching Anniversary

FurnaceCreek-weatherstation-teaserSeptember/October 2013
The Furnace Creek Visitor Center Auditorium was filled with weather enthusiasts from across the nation to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the hottest day ever recorded: July 10, 1913. The 134-degree day was penned by Oscar Denton, who took the reading amidst birds falling dead from the sky because of the heat.

 

 

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Stewart Indian School Excavated

StewartIndianSchool-JeffDow-teaserSeptember/October 2013
In August, the University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of Anthropology, in partnership with the Nevada Indian Commission and the Washoe Tribal Historic Preservation Office, conducted an excavation at the historic Stewart Indian School in Carson City. The Stewart facility is a 110-acre historic district that is home to more than 50 historic buildings.

 

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Heritage Award

OfeliaPerez-teaserSeptember/October 2013
Las Vegas traditional artist Ofelia Perez, 81, is the recipient of the 2014 Nevada Heritage Award presented by Folklife Program of the Nevada Arts Council. She is recognized as the driving force behind Danza Del Carrizo, a Matachin dance group of more than 50 family members.

 

 

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