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Through The Lens: Midtown Mural Tour

Through The Lens: Midtown Mural Tour RENO ART MURALS INSPIRE AND INVIGORATE AREA AND ARTISTS BY MEGG MUELLER   When we’re young, many of us play with a jack-in-the-box; with just a little persistence, we are continually delighted by the surprise that pops up. Reno’s Midtown Mural Tour is a bit like that; the payoff […]
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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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The Depot Craft Brewery & Distillery

The Depot Craft Brewery & Distillery Historic backdrop provides the perfect setting for elegantly innovative, yet classic eatery. BY MEGG MUELLER Reno’s burgeoning craft-food scene gave birth to a new entry, appropriately, on New Year’s Eve. As any parent knows, infancy is not without its trials and tribulations, but The Depot Craft Brewery & Distillery […]
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Art From the Earth

Pottery makers draw inspiration from Nevada’s environment, culture. BY JOHN SEELMEYER When she was a schoolgirl, Las Vegas pottery maker Donna Potter persisted in choosing a purple crayon to color mountains despite the urging of adults who tried to convince her that mountains are brown. A native Nevadan, Donna knew better. The ever-changing purple of […]
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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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Cactus Creek Prime Steakhouse

New chef surprises and delights, all thanks to the family. STORY & PHOTOS BY MEGG MUELLER Nevada is a land of contrasts, and nowhere is that more evident than the Cactus Creek Prime Steakhouse at the Bonanza Casino. One of Reno’s smaller local casinos, the Bonanza offers the charm of the city’s rustic edge; no […]
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Railroad Town

Established as a railroad town on the swamps east of Reno, this Nevada community has shimmered for more than a century. BY ERIC CACHINERO | May/June 2014 Although Sparks is often overlooked in the annals of Nevada history, the story of the development of this railroad town is as strong as the steel from which its tracks […]
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Icons of Nevada

ICONS OF NEVADA BIGHORN SHEEP Nevada Relevance: State Animal The desert (Nelson) bighorn sheep canadensis nelsoni) is found throughout the southern, central, and western part of the state and in mountain ranges as far north as Interstate 80. Tourist Tidbit: Boulder City’s Hemenway Valley Park is popular for its herds of bighorn sheep, which routinely […]
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Sinatra Jr. Kidnapped

Sinatra Jr. Kidnapped, December 8, 1963. Looking back at the botched abduction of a Las Vegas crooner 50 years later. BY JONATHAN SHIPLEY While lounging around in a T-shirt and a pair of underwear, Frank Sinatra Jr. enjoyed a chicken dinner seemingly without a care in the world. Joined by John Foss, trumpet player for the […]
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1864 Tavern

1864 Tavern The Nevada pride flows—literally and figuratively—inside new California Avenue saloon in Reno. BY MATTHEW B. BROWN As Nevada preps for its sesquicentennial celebration of 2014, 1864 Tavern in Reno couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. “We just really take pride in our state,” says co-owner Shawn Plunket, “and we wanted to […]
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Stewart Indian School Excavated

University archeologist leads excavation at historic landmark in Carson City Archaeology team collaborates with local Native Americans on excavation and preservation of Stewart Indian School listed on the National Register of Historic Places University of Nevada, Reno In August, the University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of Anthropology, in partnership with the Nevada Indian Commission and […]
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Safe Havens

Nevada's wildlife sanctuaries rescue animals while educating and entertaining visitors.
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A Taste of Tuscany

A Taste of Tuscany Reno’s arte italia brings Italy’s finest chefs to Northern Nevada. STORY & PHOTOS BY CHARLIE JOHNSTON “This is the best part of the whole meal,” swoons Julie Mottes between spoonfuls of honey and brittle semifreddo atop Guanaia chocolate fondue. “You should write your story starting with dessert and work backwards.” Considering […]
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Reno’s new slogan, state of tourism

All Seasons—1,000 Reasons RSCVA CEO discusses Reno’s new slogan and the state of tourism in Northern Nevada. BY CHARLIE JOHNSTON The Biggest Little City in the World, America’s Adventure Place, A Little West of Center, Far From Expected…Reno has seen its fair share of nicknames and slogans—especially so in the last decade—and few of them […]
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Reno’s Grand Central

Reno’s Grand Central The Biggest Little City’s Amtrak station has sent passengers to and fro for nearly a century. Story and Photos By Greg McFarlane Train stations are buildings to revere and remark upon. An exceptional station reminds passengers that sometimes the destination can be as important as the journey. Unlike airports, the great railroad […]