Tahoe South Springs into Spring Loaded with Action March 14 – April 7

Flamingos in the snow at South Tahoe Nevada

Lake Tahoe has a spring in its step with multiple feet of fresh snow for ideal skiing conditions plus entertainment on and off the slopes to celebrate the arrival of a new season. Tahoe South and its partners will host the second annual Spring Loaded, March 14 – April 7, 2019, offering dining and lodging deals, events and mountain fun. South Lake Tahoe has been touted as one of the “top spring destinations” (Wall Street Journal, 2015) and a “great value spring vacation” (TripAdvisor, 2018). (www.tahoesouth.com) Continue reading

‘Paintings of Big Sky Country’ Opens at Fallon’s Oats Park Art Center April 6

Michelle Osman

I Saw Above Me That Endless Skyway

Paintings of Big Sky Country

April 6 – July 13, 2019
Exclusive sponsorship for this exhibition has been provided by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation

Winter Waves (2013), oil on linen, 60 × 90 inches

Artist’s Talk & Reception for the Artist
April 6, 5 - 7pm · Talk Begins at 5:30pm

E. L. Wiegand Gallery · Oats Park Art Center
151 East Park Street · Fallon, Nev. 89406
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New Nevada Visitor’s Guide showcases road trip itineraries, debuts icon-based format

Nevada Visitors Guide

Intriguing towns, oddball attractions and miles of all-to-yourself highways make the case for Nevada as the road trip capital of the United States. The new Nevada Visitor’s Guide supports that claim with itineraries for 10 adventure-filled road trips, from the Death Drive to the Loneliest Road in America. The guide also debuts a fresh, icon-based format for ease of use, a new “Nevada Inspirations” section and a QR code linking to a video of rock climbing in Rainbow Canyon.

Get the free, 124-page guide at visitors’ centers, airports and hotels throughout the state, or order it online at TravelNevada.com. Continue reading

Quebe Sisters at the CVIC Hall in Minden March 15th

Quebe Sisters

The Carson Valley Arts Council will present The Quebe Sisters in concert on March 15 at the CVIC Hall in Minden. With over fifteen years of touring to date, The Quebe Sisters have delivered their authentic triple fiddle and three-part harmony sound to the concert halls and festivals of North America, Europe, and Russia.

Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe front an innovative Progressive Western Swing band of archtop guitar, upright bass, fiddles and sibling harmony. The Dallas-based five-piece band presents a unique Americana blend of western swing, jazz-influenced swing, country, Texas-Style Fiddling, and western music. Continue reading

Willy Vlautin to Read at Fallon March 23rd, 5-7 pm

Willy Vlautin

Reading of Award Winning Fiction by Native Nevada Writer

Born and raised in Reno, Willy Vlautin started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager and quickly became immersed in music. It was a Paul Kelly song, based on Raymond Carver’s Too Much Water So Close to Home that inspired him to start writing stories. Vlautin has published five novels: The Motel Life (2007), Northline (2008), Lean on Pete (2010), The Free (2014), and Don’t Skip Out on Me (2018)

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Laughter comes to The Loft Tahoe at Stateline with Howie’s House of Comedy

Howie Nave and Mark Pitta onstage

That’s right. Howie’s House of Comedy is coming to The Loft Tahoe every Sunday starting on March 3. Howie Nave, a long time fixture here in the South Lake Tahoe community through his morning radio show (Howie’s Morning Rush KRLT 939 The Lake) and who brought The Improv Comedy Club to Tahoe with it’s founder, Budd Friedman has teamed up with Paul Reder, co-owner of The Loft Tahoe to bring national touring comedians to one of the best show rooms in the high Sierra. The Loft Theatre, known for its award-winning magicians from around the world will now have some of the best names from the world of stand up comedy. Continue reading

Pony Up, the Genoa Western Heritage Celebration is Coming to Town April 26 – 28

Genoa Western Heritage Celebration

Nevada’s Oldest Settlement Guarantees a Grand Time in Honoring its Western History with a Three-Day Festival, April 26 – 28, 2019

Genoa, Nevada’s oldest permanent settlement, honors the area’s rich western heritage with its annual three-day festival returning this spring, April 26 to 28, 2019. Genoa Western Heritage Celebration is organized by passionate local volunteers and features a full weekend of Native American demonstrations, music, cowboy poetry, historic tours and events to celebrate Genoa’s Native American and pioneer history. Historic Genoa, in the heart of legendary Carson Valley, is nestled at the base of the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada range, just 25 miles east of beautiful Lake Tahoe, and one hour south of Reno. Continue reading

Aurora/Bodie Chinese Woodcutters Exhibit at Nevada State Museum Carson City

Chinese woodcutters

This 1908 photograph by J. Holman Buck shows wood being hauled by a team of burros in Bodie, California in 1908. [Photo courtesy of Nevada Historical Society]

In their heydays in the boom-and-bust mining culture of the late 1800s, the mining camps of Aurora, Nevada and nearby Bodie, California had a combined population of nearly 20,000.

Keeping the thriving camps supplied was an ongoing challenge. Continue reading

49th Annual Virginia City Hill Climb will return to the Comstock September 21-22

Ferrari Hill Climb, Silver City - Virginia CityCar enthusiasts and Virginia City Merchants received some good news in January. The 49th Annual Virginia City Hill Climb will return to the Comstock. This year’s event will feature both exotic racers and vintage muscle cars zipping up the Truck Route on September 21-22. And it will add new events to help bring bigger crowds to C Street merchants. Continue reading