May – June 2016

Issue Cover May – June 2016

What’s Inside

The Territorial Enterprise

The Territorial Enterprise FIRST SHUTTERED 100 YEARS AGO, THE ICONIC COMSTOCK NEWSPAPER LIVES ON. BY CHIC DIFRANCIA When William Jernegan and Alfred James pulled the first sheet of the Territorial Enterprise off an old Washington hand press in Genoa on Dec. 18, 1858, a newspaper legend was born that has endured to this day. Future editor L ... read more

Odyssey of a Ghost Town Explorer: Part 3

Odyssey Of A Ghost Town Explorer THIRD OF SIX-PART SERIES EXAMINES ABANDONED SETTLEMENTS OF SOUTHEASTERN NEVADA. PART  3: THE WIDOW MAKER BY ERIC CACHINERO Some trips into the Nevada desert begin on a warm spring morning, with birds chirping, dry roads, and an overwhelming feeling of serenity and comfort. Sometimes the planets seem to alig ... read more

Belmont Courthouse

History Restored With the help of friends, Belmont Courthouse celebrates 140 years. BY RICHARD MASSEY Fiddles played, whiskey flowed, and there was dancing in the streets of Belmont on July 4, 1876. Not only was this the 100th birthday of our country, it was a day to celebrate the grand opening of the Belmont Courthouse. At the time Belmont wa ... read more

Swinging For The Fence

Swinging For The Fence STEP UP TO THE PLATE FOR A FUN (AND HOPEFULLY FREE) NIGHT IN RENO. BY DAVE ZOOK The game plan is simple: have fun and don’t spend much money. With a little luck, spend no money at all. The idea is to book a room, eat dinner, go to a baseball game, and have a few beers, all for about $45. At the end of the night, ... read more

A Cultural and Historic Jackpot

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, showcases area's rich history. STORY BY ERIC H. MAUPIN PHOTOS BY SYDNEY MARTINEZ/TRAVELNEVADA The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas has been providing tourists and locals with a wide range of historical knowledge about the state of Nevada since 1982. The museum relocated to Springs Preserve in Las Vegas in 2011, a ... read more

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-li ... read more

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 on two wheels and with the help of t ... read more

Tour Around Nevada: Genoa

Tiny town’s history is larger than life. BY MEGG MUELLER If you look up quaint in the dictionary, you just might find a photo of the town of Genoa. Tucked so perfectly into the spectacular Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada mountains, this picturesque town is exactly what you’d expect from what many say is Nevada’s oldest settlement. And w ... read more

Genoa Lakes, Club & Resort

Genoa: Comfort on Par GENOA LAKES CLUB & RESORT One more day. It’s something many vacationers and travelers wish they had, but seldom take even when they do. It’s no secret that we’re all busy, and getting back home a day early can make getting ready for the week that much easier. But staying just one more day can mean the difference ... read more

Notable Nevadan: Dawn Wells

Dawn Wells is a Reno native and a national treasure. A former Miss Nevada, Dawn will forever live in our hearts as Mary Ann Summers—the Kansas farm girl from “Gilligan’s Island.” Dawn hasn’t slowed down since the show’s end, but she took a moment to talk with our Carrie Roussel about life before and after the island. DAWN WELLS Questi ... read more

2016 Silver State Scavenger Hunt

On the heels of a successful inaugural run, the Nevada Magazine Silver State Scavenger Hunt is back! In 2015, participants traveled tens of thousands of miles, explored nearly every nook and cranny in the state, and truly earned the title of Nevada explorer. This year’s hunt promises to be bigger, better, and with more excellent prizes. We� ... read more

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