Celebrate Your Freedoms This Fourth of July in Virginia City

Independence Day Parade Virginia City

Annual celebration includes a parade, live music and fireworks
Spectacular VIP viewing options available

As a country, we have a lot to celebrate this Independence Day and the iconic small-town setting of Virginia City, Nevada checks all the boxes. This July 4, the annual celebration, that was cancelled in 2020, brings together one of the largest of the town’s annual parades, live music with David John and the Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert, old-west shootouts, train rides, shopping, festive foods and a 30-minute fireworks spectacular. Continue reading

June Events Launch Summer Festival at Dangberg Historic Park in Minden

June events launch the 2021 Summer Festival at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.

On Sunday June 13 at 10 am, author and entertainer CW Bayer will give a presentation on his book, Strychnine Banjo, written about Jake Wallace, Charley Rhoades and “The Days of ’49.” It is the long-lost story of one of the most important mining songs written in the far West during the 19th century, “The Days of ’49′”. Composed as a parody for a burlesque in Virginia City, Nevada, during 1868 by banjoist Charley Rhoades, “The Days of ’49” became the anthem of the pioneers, the 49ers, as they aged. This is a free event. Continue reading

Pahrump Community Library Showcases Geneil White Paintings May 7 – July 15

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The Pahrump Arts Council presents: “Where I’m Going is Not Where I’ve Been” a solo exhibition by local artist Geneil White. An introspective view on the journey of life, acrylic paintings spanning the last 14 years will be exhibited. Installation to take place at the Pahrump Community Library May 7th, the last day to view the exhibit will be before closing on July 15th. Continue reading

Wild Wild West Show May 4 – June 25 at Art Gallery@Prism in Minden

Join us for our Open House Reception with show artists: May 8, 1-4pm

Registration is requested for our special events.

All the imagery that reminds you of how great it is living the Western style of life! The Art Gallery@Prism presents our Sierra Nevada Range Artists exhibiting their interpretation of Western living via their original artwork. Open House Artist’s Reception, Guest Speaker JT Humphrey, and Artist Workshop by d’Lauren are all part of this May/June shows calendar events. Registration requested for these special events and walk-ins are welcome as room is made available. Gallery open to public Tuesday-Saturday 9-5pm

More Info and/or RSVP on our Events page. Continue reading

BEADS: Indigenous Beadwork of the Great Basin

Spirits at Pyramid Lake

New Exhibition at Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum

The Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum announces a new exhibit in the Great Basin Native Artists Gallery. Contemporary Indigenous artists from Nevada’s Northern and Southern Paiute, Western Shoshone, and Washoe tribal nations exhibit an exceptional collection of beadworks, from beaded goblets to cradleboards. This exhibition will be on display through Oct. 23, 2021.

Artists include Stewart Alumni and members of the Great Basin Native Artists Collective (GBNA). The works displayed in the exhibit include items from the cultural center’s permanent collection, donated pieces from the Native community, and print examples of Indigenous Great Basin artists premiering in top fashion magazines and art exhibits around the globe. Continue reading

Great Basin National Park Campgrounds Now Available for Reservation

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Upper and Lower Lehman Campgrounds are now available for reservations, like Grey Cliff Campground, during the summer season at Great Basin National Park. Reservable dates for the 2021 season at Upper Lehman Campground run from May 28th through September 30th and at Lower Lehman Campground from May 28th through October 31st. Sites can be reserved at either facility up to six months in advance of your visit. Continue reading

Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum Reopening January 19

Stewart Indian School MuseumThe Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum announced today it is reopening to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 19, the day after the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Day.

“We are excited to reopen to the public and share our wonderful exhibitions,” said Bobbi Rahder, Museum Director. “We are following Governor Sisolak’s directive of requiring face coverings, use of hand sanitizer, and social distancing as we keep our visitors, volunteers, Stewart alumni, and staff healthy and safe.” Continue reading

Nevada Department of Transportation Prepares for Winter Snow Removal, Offers Winter Driving Tips

NDOT snowblower

With winter weather forecast in northern Nevada, the Nevada Department of Transportation is prepared to help keep winter roads clear.

Winter Preparation

NDOT begins annual winter preparations in August by readying more than 80 snow plows and other pieces of snow and ice equipment for use in snow removal across northwestern Nevada.

Nearly 33,000 cubic yards of salt and sand have been stockpiled in the area, ready to be spread on winter roads for increased traction and safety.The sand is combined with salt and wetted with brine to create more dense sand that keeps roads ice-free at lower temperatures and will not as easily bounce off roadway surfaces. NDOT sand trucks calibrate the amount of salt and sand, spreading the mixture on roadways with extreme precision and efficiency. Continue reading