September – October 2016

Issue Cover September – October 2016

What’s Inside

History Men

Nevada Sentinel E Clampus Vitus keeps keen eye on the state's story STORY BY ERIC CACHINERO PHOTOS BY ASA GILMORE If you’re a consumer of Nevada history, E Clampus Vitus may play a bigger role in your life than you’d expect. Sure, you may think that this group of men, donning red shirts and badge-clad vests, only gathers occasionally to att ... read more

2016 Great Nevada Picture Hunt

GRAND PRIZE WINNER Tony Fuentes Oftentimes, photographers explain that unexpected circumstances can lead to an extraordinary shot. Such is the case for the grand-prize winner of the 2016 Great Nevada Picture Hunt Tony Fuentes, who captured this incredible shot of Sand Harbor and Lake Tahoe’s eastern shore. “A  friend and I arrived to the ove ... read more

Odyssey of a Ghost Town Explorer: Part 5

ODYSSEY OF A GHOST TOWN EXPLORER FIFTH OF  SIX-PART  SERIES EXAMINES ABANDONED SETTLEMENTS IN NORTHEASTERN NEVADA. PART  5: THE JARBIDGE  RUNS  THROUGH IT BY ERIC CACHINERO “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. ... read more

Nevada Historical Society

Collecting and preserving Nevada's past takes more than just a museum. BY MEGG MUELLER To unlock the story of the Nevada Historical Society in Reno seems a bit like unfolding an origami swan. The intricacies of the design, the numerous layers and folds, and the amount of effort involved in its creation are just a few of the similarities bet ... read more

Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge

A VIEW FROM THE TOP On Nevada’s northwestern edge, Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge offers historic splendor. BY SHEVAWN VON TOBEL Nevadans can be proud of our unbelievable access to wide-open spaces, expansive views, and plenty of room to roam. From the rugged mountains of central Nevada to the colorful rock arrangements in the south, to ca ... read more

Mesquite: Sweet Heat

MESQUITE: Sweet Heat 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 between a quick glimpse and a com ... read more

Carson City Ghost Walk

Step through history with a supernatural twist. “Madame Curry” leads the Carson City Ghost Walk through historic downtown Carson City. Photo: Sydney Martinez/TravelNevada BY KEN BEATON   At the 24th annual Carson City Ghost Walk, you can walk, but you can’t hide from the supernatural entertainment and historical folly. This ... read more

David Toll

David Toll is synonymous with rural Nevada. His book “The Complete Nevada Traveler” is considered the one resource roadtrippers can’t live without when traveling Nevada’s back roads and small towns. Our Carrie Roussel recently spoke to David. DAVID TOLL Question: Where do you live? David Toll: I’ve lived in Gold Hill since 1958. As a ... read more

Tour Around Nevada: Mesquite

This small southeastern town adds flavor to the state. BY JANET GEARY The adage “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is familiar to most, but it is especially personal in the southeastern town of Mesquite. A handful of pioneers who refused to let the beautiful, but fickle, Virgin River keep them from their manifest destiny are ... read more

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