MIYA HANNAN: Talk & Reception in Fallon Saturday, January 19

UNDERFOOT: Installations and Mixed-Media Works
December 8, 2018 – March 23, 2019

Miya Hannan

Join us for an artist’s talk & reception for the artist on Saturday, January 19, from 5 – 7 pm. The talk with Miya Hannan begins at 5:30pm. Underfoot is on display in the E. L. Wiegand Gallery through March 23.

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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives “Way Out West” Tour Includes Elko Concert at 35th Gathering

Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives
Country music legends Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives are coming to Elko for the first time to celebrate their love of the West and its music at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering on Thursday, January 31 in an 8:30-10 pm show at the Elko Convention Center. It’s going to be a toe-tapping, spine-tingling treat of an evening! Stuart and music producer Jim Rooney will also host a discussion of Marty’s career, music and songwriting earlier in the day.
Tickets are available online here or by telephoning 775.738.7508 Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm Pacific Time (toll free at 888.880.5885).

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Ignite Adult “Cabaresque” Review at Harveys Lake Tahoe January 26 – April 27

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Presenting a new blend of circus meets cabaret with a touch of burlesque, Ignite opens at the Harveys Lake Tahoe Cabaret on Saturday, January 26.  This hybrid entertainment, dubbed “cabaresque,” is the creation of Tahoe native Madeline Feldman, 27, producer of over 20 productions and owner of Prestige Productions.  Prestige is most recently known for “Essence” at Harrah’s Reno, Reno’s #1 rated show on Yelp, and “Electrify,” the 100% sold-out show from last winter, the Hard Rock Tahoe’s first resident production.

Recognizing the demise of classic “show girl” productions, such as Jubilee at Bally’s Las Vegas, and the rise of remixed music and laser light shows, Prestige Productions aims to disprove the notion that old fashioned and “new age” are mutually exclusive. Continue reading

Death Valley National Park Visitor Center Reopens

Death Valley National Park

The Furnace Creek Visitor Center located in Death Valley National Park will reopen to the public on Sunday, December 30th. This has been made possible through a donation from the Death Valley Natural History Association, the official non-profit partner of Death Valley National Park.

The Furnace Creek Visitor Center has been closed since the beginning of the partial government shutdown on December 22nd. Although large portions of the park are still open to the public, all of the park’s facilities have been closed and the majority of park employees furloughed.  Continue reading

Winter Wonderlands – Nevada State Parks

Cathedral Gorge State Park Nevada

From ice fishing at the remote and remarkable Wild Horse State Recreation Area in the north, to cool hikes through Southern Nevada’s Valley of Fire, 24 state parks dot Nevada, winter wonderlands, ripe to explore and ready to enjoy.

Beaver Dam: (Panaca) Always open, Beaver Dam was formed from more than 10 million years of volcanic activity and erosion. A designated Watchable Wildlife Area, its out-of-the-way location makes for rugged winter camping and hikes. Nearby OHV trails provide plenty of paths to enjoy the rustic beauty of the area. Continue reading

Local residents nominate Lund Grade School to National Register of Historic Places

Lund Grade School, White Pine County NevadaNevada is a historic and cultural wonder, abounding with stories, traditions, archaeology, cultural resources, and buildings that contribute to Nevada’s unique sense of place. Together, these revered treasures help bring Nevada’s multilayered heritage to life.

As part of an ongoing movement to preserve America’s past, on December 17, 2018, the National Park Service (NPS) listed the Lund Grade School in Lund, White Pine County in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the nation’s official list of places worthy of preservation, namely those with special historic and/or cultural significance, and potentially qualifying them for certain grant opportunities and tax incentives. Continue reading

Ian Tyson to Perform in Elko at 35th Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Please join us in welcoming Ian Tyson back to the intimate, 300-seat G Three Bar Theater at the Western Folklife Center in Elko on Friday, February 1

Ian TysonTickets are now on sale, and we’re offering special limited pre-show seating! $50 general seating; $150 pre-seating. This 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering afternoon show (12:30 – 1:45 pm) will include songs both old and new, as well as humorous anecdotes and memories from Tyson’s storied life in the music business.
And there will be a second chance to see Ian on Saturday night, February 2! He will be a special guest at the 8 pm “Bridging the 49th” show in the Elko Convention Center Auditorium.

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Rosanne Cash Featured with John Leventhal at Piper’s Opera House in May

Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash visits Virginia City on tour for her newest album “She Remembers Everything” in a magical, intimate evening at historic Piper’s Opera House

Community Chest, Inc. (CCI) is proud to present “Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal – She Remembers Everything”, a benefit concert Friday May 10 inside the historic Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.

Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime show are on sale now at communitychestnevada.net.

Tickets are $65 general admission, $90 front-row section VIP and are likely to sell out, so early ticket purchases are recommended. This show is sponsored by Schwab Bank. Continue reading

Strawberry Creek Area of Great Basin National Park Opening to Visitors in May 2019

Strawberry Creek Campground, reat Basin National Park Nevada

Some trails and part of the road will remain closed

Great Basin National Park has spent two years working on the post-fire recovery of the Strawberry Creek area. Aerial seeding, tree removal and control of noxious weeds have helped to establish a healthy, post-fire plant community of grasses, shrubs and wildflowers.

Maintenance crews are working on roads and trails to allow visitor access by May 1, 2019. Continue reading

Sand Harbor Photo Wins Top Prize in the 2018 America State Parks Photo Contest

Sand Harbor Nevada State Park at Lake TahoeThe Nevada Division of State Parks, within the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, has announced that, of approximately 10,000 entries, the #1 winning photo of Aspira’s 2018 America State Parks Photo Contest showcases the ever-inspiring Sand Harbor – Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. Launched in 2017, the first annual photo contest received more than 8,000 entries nationwide, and last year’s winning photo featured Nevada’s own Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park.

This year’s winning photo of Sand Harbor was taken by Karen Wong, a stay-at-home mom of two boys, who says she’s had no photography experience and simply captured the image using her smart phone.  Wong saw the contest announcement on Facebook and decided to submit her beautiful photo. Continue reading