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V&T Railway back with Toast of the Canyon

Returning for the 2019 season, the V&T Railway’s popular Toast of the Canyon train rides kicks off on Saturday, June 15 and will feature area wineries, distilleries, and breweries. The event, which runs every other Saturday through October, takes passengers into the Carson River Canyon to enjoy libations and appetizers. “Our Toast of the Canyon […]
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Western Art on the Comstock

The Comstock History Center Museum is pleased to announce A Brushwork Roundup: Western Paintings and Drawings by Craig Sheppard. A native of southwestern Oklahoma and former bronco rider in Madison Square Garden, Craig Sheppard was a prime mover in northern Nevada’s cultural community in the years following World War II. He arrived at the University […]
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Virginia City to offer Free Wi-Fi

While virtually the entire town of Virginia City remains true to its early heritage, today’s visitor is now able to connect with the past through the future with the integration of free Wi-Fi. The “VC Visitor” access provides free 24-hour connectivity with a simple email login for visitors in the business district. “The Virginia City Historic District […]
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American Heroes Honored in Virginia City Memorial Day Parade

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in historic Virginia City, with the annual Celebration of Heroes Parade on Saturday, May 23 at noon. Taking place along C Street, the parade honors the memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The grand marshals for this year’s Celebration of Heroes Parade are Brenda and Greg Bolander of Virginia City. The Bolanders […]
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Hot August Nights Announces New Event in Virginia City

Venue Addition Creates Wave of Excitement for Car Enthusiasts. Hot August Nights brings Nevada history to life when the streets of the historic Comstock town of Virginia City fill with a bevy of classic cars Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. In advance of the 29th annual Hot August Nights […]
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International Camel & Ostrich Races Returns to Virginia City

Races take place at the new Virginia City Arena and Fairgrounds. Historic Virginia City’s biggest annual event of the year is all new for 2015. Having outgrown its current venue, the 56th annual International Camel and Ostrich Races, presented by Dolan Auto Group, is moving to the new Virginia City Arena & Fairgrounds in Virginia […]
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All Aboard this Mother’s Day 2015

With a rhythmic “choo-choo,” the Virginia and Truckee Railroad will come alive this Mother’s Day weekend (May 9-10) as the vintage diesel engines offers a chance to take a trip back to the Wild West. Anyone can take mom to brunch, but there are extra points for style. These special edition train rides from Nevada’s capital, Carson […]
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24th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry

Each year, the historic mining town of Virginia City celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a ballsy festival. The Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry brings thousands of daring oyster-eaters to sample tasty testes, partake in the Ball Breaker Saloon Crawl and the St. Patrick’s Day parade. The event is set for March 14 on C Street, the town’s main […]

Memorial Day Across Nevada

Celebrating our servicemen and women, Silver-State style. By Jeri Chadwell Memorial Day weekend events kick off across the state today. Some solemn and others celebratory, these events will give Nevadans the opportunity to revel in the beginning of summer and celebrate the brave servicemen and women who have fought and died for our country: Carson […]
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Mountain Biking from Carson City to Virginia City

Dusty trails, wild horses, steam locomotives, old mining towns, and rowdy saloons. You’d have to be watching an old western movie, right? Not if you mountain bike in Carson City! Just saddle up your bicycle, load up some water and provisions, and ride up into the mountains. In early September a few of us did […]