March – April 2013

Issue Cover March – April 2013

What’s Inside

All Seasons—1,000 Reason

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 have stuck. ... read more

Prospecting in Nevada

With the rising value of gold and increasing popularity of reality TV shows such as “Gold Rush, Alaska” and “Bering Sea Gold,” it seems that everyone is getting gold fever. If you find yourself bitten by the bug, you couldn’t be in a better place than Nevada. ... read more

License to Distill

Like many Nevadans, George Racz came to the Silver State in pursuit of the American Dream. The Hungarian-born immigrant saw opportunity in the Las Vegas Valley, though it wasn't gold or a huge jackpot he was after; it was a good cocktail. A fine drink wasn't hard to come by in Sin City, but one made with locally distilled spirits was. ... read more

Sage Grouse

Sage Grouse Sage grouse are the largest of the North American grouse species. Males can weigh up to eight pounds and have black throats with white collars, yellow-orange eyebrows, and spike-like tail feathers that fan out during the mating ritual (see photo). Immature birds and females have mottled brown throats and breasts. Both genders blend ... read more

Pioneer Saloon

Turn back the clock a century, and Goodsprings was where residents of Las Vegas went for their entertainment and shopping needs, not the other way around. It's hard to imagine visiting Goodsprings—located about 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas— today, but that's the beauty of the majority of Nevada's small towns. There’s still excitement to be found; you just have to know where to find it. ... read more

Lincoln Highway

I've traveled stretches of dirt road nearly untouched since the early days of the last century, and yet they're still perfectly drivable. I've camped where folks crossing the country in their overloaded Model T Fords once spent the night. I've seen ranches and stage stops that have been here for 150 years. Away from the pavement, at times I've felt like I've returned to the early 1900s and am seeing the country for the first time. ... read more

Sports - March/April 2013

NEVADA SPORTS Reno’s Aces Ballpark (top) is the newest stadium in the Pacific Coast League and seats 9,100. Inset: Outfielder A.J. Pollock was named MVP of the Aces’ 2012 Triple-A National ... read more

Thunder Mountain

If you’ve ever traveled east from Reno, Fernley, or Lovelock to Winnemucca, you’ve driven by it. You might not have thought twice to look, and if you didn’t, you could easily have missed it even though it abuts Interstate 80. ... read more

Jonesing for Lake Tahoe

Jones-ing for Lake Tahoe Successful brothers share a love of the outdoors and a talent for energizing corporations from a podium. By Matthew B. Brown Globetrotting brothers Terry (left) and Dewitt Jones spend much of their free time enjoying Lake Tahoe's outdoor beauty from their res ... read more

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