34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Starts January 29

The 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering takes place
January 29 – February 3, in Elko

Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko NevaaProduced by the Western Folklife Center, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is an international festival that honors the arts, culture and traditions of the rural West, and features poetry, music, storytelling, dancing, workshops, exhibitions, discussions, food and fellowship. Since 1985, aficionados of the American West have traveled to Elko to meet others who love the West, be captivated by poets and musicians whose art is an expression of their life on the land, participate in creating traditional Western gear and art, learn about current challenges and creative solutions in Western land management, and kick up their heels and enjoy a week filled with entertainment, learning and laughter.

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March 17 in Virginia City is Going to Be Nuts

St. Patrick's Day Parade, Virginia City Nevada

27th annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry
and St. Patrick’s Day Parade,
Saturday, March 17

Northern Nevada’s first big event of the season takes place on St. Patrick’s Day this year. The 27th annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry returns to historic Virginia City on Saturday, March 17, 10 am to 4 pm. Each year, more than 7,000 people fill the streets to have some tasty testes prepared by a dozen or more cooks, all competing to claim the winning title and bragging rights. Continue reading

Western Foodways a Focus of the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Every community and culture has its traditional foods, and the rural American West is no exception. Not surprisingly, cattle ranching communities prepare a lot of beef, sheep ranching and Basque communities often have lamb on the menu. And don’t forget the food traditions of people who immigrated to the rural West, and its indigenous people. All are represented in workshops and presentations at the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, January 29th-February 3rd in Elko.

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Silver Springs Arts Hub Hosts Art Display Plus Visiting Photographer

Silver Stage Middle School, Stagecoach NevadaThe Silver Springs Arts Hub has partnered with Resource Coordinator Patty Sanborn and Counselor Jim Berryman-Shafer to display artwork from the Hub’s permanent collection on the walls of their busy office at the Silver Stage Middle School December 15 through February 15. Artwork includes sculpture by Silver Springs artist Ben Klinefelter and a large painting by Silver Springs artist Darlene Novy-Zuelke (1931- 2011). Earlier this year, their artwork was on view at the Silver Stage public library. Continue reading

Carson City’s Slot World Casino Reopens After Makeover

Slotworld, Carson City NevadaSlot World Casino on Highway 50 East at Fairview in Carson City has reopened under new ownership after a total makeover of the 27,000 sq. ft. facility. The business and property were purchased earlier this year by the owners of Bodines Casino in Carson City, the Carson Valley Inn in Minden and Sharkey’s Casino in Gardnerville. Continue reading

North Lake Tahoe – What’s New Winter 2017-18

North Lake Tahoe Ski LiftNorth Lake Tahoe invests more than $9 million in capital improvements, avalanche training and snow technology after experiencing the wettest winter on record in 2016-17. With added non-stop flights from Denver and Chicago, the region prepares for the 2017-18 season with new mountain exploration programs, luxe amenities and a wide variety of on and off-mountain events. Continue reading