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Thunderbird Lodge

  80 years of mystery and magic surround Lake Tahoe’s famed estate. BY MEGG MUELLER If the Internet had been around in the 1930s, the legend of George Whittell Jr. would far outshine the scandal-plagued celebrities of today. And while he was himself a raconteur, the adage would still be true; you can’t believe everything […]
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Motorcycle Madness

Motorcycle Madness The true flavor of Nevada comes alive on two wheels. STORY & PHOTOS BY SYDNEY MARTINEZ Having gone through, in, up, over, and around the Nevada backcountry on four wheels, I had decided that was just about enough. It was time to switch things up and check out the great state of Nevada […]
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Outdoor concerts and music festivals heat up summer venues

STARS UNDER THE DESERT SKY Outdoor concerts and music festivals heat up summer venues. BY ANNIE FLANZRAICH A drive through Nevada reveals the state’s dueling nature: glittering lights to mocha mountains, people-packed cities to abandoned ghost towns. The state’s summer concerts prove just as diverse; you’ll find everything from a neon-lit electronic music fest to […]
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Beatty Beckons

A gateway of possibilities looms in the southern Nevada town. BY MEGG MUELLER One of the definitions of gateway is a means of access or entry to a place. A way to pass from one area into another, basically, and while the town of Beatty has rightfully positioned itself as “The Gateway to Death Valley” […]
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The Loneliest Road In America Comes Of Age

The Loneliest Road In America Comes Of Age 30 YEARS AGO, A DUBIOUS DISTINCTION BEGAT A FORTUITOUS FACT. BY MARILYN NEWTON It was 30 years ago, in July 1986, that Life magazine used the term “The Loneliest Road in America” to describe the stretch of U.S. Route 50—more commonly known as Highway 50—from Fernley to […]
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Thirsty Nevada

Breweries and distilleries old and new steep spirit in the Silver State. BY NELLIE DAY & ERIC CACHINERO Suds, booze, brew, hooch, firewater…the list goes on. Many Nevadans love their alcoholic beverages. And though the days of running illegal moonshine across the Colorado River to buyers in Arizona are long gone (we think), there are […]
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Celebrate Lake Tahoe with the Nevada Museum of Art

  New exhibition spans 200 years of art in the Tahoe region. BY JERI CHADWELL-SINGLEY “Tahoe: A Visual History” opened at the Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) in August. Four years in the making, this huge exhibition fills all 15,000 square feet of gallery space in the museum and features many privately held pieces that […]
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The Ride Stuff

The Ride Stuff Mountain biking was once the domain of young thrill-seekers; today, everyone has a fat-tire bike. From retirees to teens, the desire to get off the asphalt and see more of the land has spurred the creation of myriad trails and an impressive stewardship toward our public lands. According to the International Mountain […]
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There is a Cure for the Summertime Blues

There is a Cure for the Summertime Blues EDDIE COCHRAN FORGOT ABOUT THE SILVER STATE WHEN HE SANG HIS CLASSIC HIT. Summer vacation. Are there two words that bring more joy to a child, or more fear to a parent? Planning a trip to satisfy your brood can be downright daunting, but we’re here to help. […]
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Stevens Camp: An Oasis in the Black Rock Desert

Stevens Camp: An Oasis in the Black Rock Desert Amid the dust and heat, a wildly verdant area beckons adventurous campers. STORY & PHOTOS BY PETER PEARSALL Outside of Burning Man, few visit the Black Rock Desert in northwest Nevada. While living and working there for two consecutive summers as an AmeriCorps volunteer, endeavoring to garner […]
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Then & Now: Through the Lens

Time has both serious and subtle effects on Nevada. BY NEVADA MAGAZINE THEN: NEVADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY; NOW: ERIC CACHINERO PHOTOGRAPHERS: ERIC CACHINERO, NANCY GOOD, GREG MCKAY, MEGG MUELLER Take a second to look out the closest window to you. What do you see? Swaying trees? A busy street? A sagebrush scene? There’s a chance that […]
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Front and Center

A hearty dose of central Nevada is good for the soul BY MEGG MUELLER & ERIC CACHINERO A series of unexpected and delightful moments. This is the appeal of a ridiculously long roadtrip. For our latest adventure, Associate Editor Eric Cachinero and I chose another ambitious trip. Last September, we wrote about our trip to […]
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Whitney Peak Hotel

Whitney Peak Hotel Reno’s latest property scales new heights in lodging, dining, and adventure. BY ERIC CACHINERO Smoke-filled casino floors; been there. The familiar chiming of slot machines; done that. Downtown Reno is ready for new life. The Biggest Little City needs a breath of fresh air, and Whitney Peak Hotel is answering that call. […]
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Nevada Part VIII: Looking Forward, Looking Back

Nevada rides the mining rollercoaster…again. BY RON SOODALTER Ghost towns are romantic. Sure-thing tourist attractions, they call to mind an earlier era. And Nevada purportedly has more ghost towns than any other state in the Union. Romance aside, however, it must be remembered that each of those historic towns, complete with shuttered buildings and deserted […]
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Nevada Part VII: To War and Beyond

Plunged back into the nation’s conflicts, Nevada solidifies itself as a worldwide destination with the help of some infamous assistance. BY RON SOODALTER Nevada emerged from the Great Depression in 1939 with barely enough time to catch its breath before being plunged into World War II. Since the 1920s, Nevada had subscribed enthusiastically to America’s […]
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Nevada Part VI: Gambling, Gold and Government Projects

After struggling to maintain momentum through the Great Depression, Nevadans are aided by the sinful schemes that supported the infamy of the Silver State. BY RON SOODALTER When the Great Depression struck an unprepared nation in 1929, Nevada took its share of blows. As Governor Fred Balzar was assuring constituents that Nevada’s economy was healthy […]