March – April 2015

Issue Cover March – April 2015

What’s Inside

Splendiferous Spring Festivals

Splendiferous Spring Festivals NEVADA COVERS THE GAMUT OF CELEBRATORY HAPPENINGS. BY ERIC CACHINERO There's many charming words in Nevada's arsenal of descriptive adjectives, festive being one of them. So it's no surprise that the Silver State contains a separate arsenal for its superb spring festivals. Because if staring up at multicolored ho ... read more

Mt. Rose: Winter's Fickle Bloom

On the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, great backcountry skiing depends on Mother Nature, but always delivers a fun adventure. STORY BY DAVE ZOOK PHOTOS BY MATT BANSAK In mid-December, approaching the summit of Mt. Rose Highway—30 minutes from Reno on State Route 431—the area buzzed with human activity. Hundreds of families played in the snow, ... read more

St. Augustine's Cultural Center

St. Augustine's Cultural Center AUSTIN CHURCH GETS A SERIOUS MAKEOVER. STORY & PHOTOS BY ERIC CACHINERO On Christmas Eve 1866, St. Augustine's Catholic Church i ... read more

Keeping it Sweet

Nevada's chocolatiers and candy makers create a veritable candy land. BY MEGG MUELLER A few words to describe chocolate that I used in t ... read more

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 whatever yo ... read more

Tour Around Nevada: Virginia City

Silver, saloons, mining lore, the Comstock, the Wild West, and Mark Twain. It's likely some or all of these words come to mind when someone mentions Virginia City. The history of this northern Nevada gem is as wild, deep, and important as they come, and not just to Nevada. ... read more

2015 Silver State Scavenger Hunt

Calling all trekkers, explorers, road trippers, and weekend warriors! Do you love traveling the Silver State? If so, we want to offer you—the almighty adventurer—a chance to visit some of Nevada’s most iconic destinations, while possibly winning an awesome prize. Like what you see? Here are the details: ... read more

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