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Letters to the Editor

July/August 2017 Issue

WE COULDN’T AGREE MORE

When it comes to tourists visiting our lovely state of Nevada, their first thought is probably casinos, restaurants, hotel rooms, clubs, etc., but most probably never consider seeing the many ghost towns. Belmont, Berlin, Como, Goldfield, Johnnie, Rawhide, and Rhyolite just to name few relatively well known to residents of Nevada. The various ghost towns played key roles historically on how Nevada started specifically through the mining industry. The towns during the great mining period housed many residents, had businesses, and were extremely vibrant before they went bust. In some instances ghost towns still have residents who live there, such as Goldfield, but they are few and far between unfortunately. Ghost towns have been used for filming of various both western and war movies to provide authenticity. Ghost towns may not be the foremost thought on tourist’s minds when visiting Nevada, but do urge them to if both interest and time permit them. Ghost towns are a crucial part of Nevada’s history that needs to be both preserved and appreciated since it gives a look back at how our state came into being. 
— Bill Miller, Las Vegas

(Our yearlong ghost town series is available at nevadamagazine.com/shop – MM)

WHERE TO NEXT?

I just spent a blissful two hours poking happily through the latest edition, making copious notes, and deciding where I wanted to go next. Thank you again!  
— Judith Filangeri, Las Vegas

READY TO HUNT

Once again we look forward to the Silver State Scavenger Hunt. Last year we completed the hunt with a hot springs tour. It was great fun going to all these places and staying in campgrounds we would otherwise pass by. This year we will combine another tour along with the hunt. We will also have another couple following us on this adventure. They are very excited to make this trip with us. Thanks for all your efforts in putting these hunts together. 
— Tracy Huttman, Silver Springs

 

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To read more letters to the editor from 2017, visit Letters to the Editor – 2017

To read more letters to the editor from 2016, visit Letters to the Editor – 2016

To read more letters to the editor from 2015, visit Letters to the Editor – 2015

To read more letters to the editor from 2014, visit Letters to the Editor – 2014

 

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  1. Kay Henderson says: -#1

    Your magazine just keeps getting better and better. This is just a question. Are articles from current and previous issues of Nevada Magazine available on this website? If so, how to I access them? Thanks!

    • Hi Kay. Thank you for the very nice comment! Many of our stories are on the website. You can use the search bar near the bottom of the home page, or it is located at the top of any of the “inside” pages. If there’s a particular story you’re looking for and can’t find it, please let me know! –Megg mmueller@nevadamagazine.com

  2. Timothy Hoover says: -#1

    I have enjoyed reading Nevada Magazine for many years. Your articles and photography capture so much that characterizes the Silver State. However, I haven’t seen any articles about an environmental disaster that is occurring in our wonderful state: the murder of Walker Lake. To be sure, I haven’t read every issue of the magazine so I could be in error for writing that there are no articles. This beautiful sister of Pyramid Lake has dropped 182 feet since the Walker River was grossly over-allocated for crops that need a lot of water upstream. Some water rights have been legally purchased due the efforts of Senator Reid and the Walker Lake Working Group. The Walker Lake Crusaders work hard to keep this travesty in the news. I understand that Nevada Magazine is published by the state and the state seems to be turning a cold shoulder to this desert jewel. How about it? Please publish article about Walker Lake.

  3. I would like to see more diversity in the magazine and especially the Historical Calendar.

  4. Congratulations to Ms. Mueller as the new Managing Editor of Nevada Magazine! I loved the Alien Cowboys on your first issue! I read it cover to cover, not even minding how homesick it made me for Nevada!

  5. Bobbi Stokes says: -#1

    Just purchased the Nevada Magazine for July & August-we were thrilled to see TJ Browns picture-Rain on the Rails.He is a fine photographer and hope to see more of his work in your magazine. Thanks, Bobbi Stokes

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