Tickets on sale for State Railroad Museum’s Santa Trains in Carson City

Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City Nevada

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City has set the dates for its 34th year of Santa Train. Advance tickets are available online here.

The Santa Trains will be running every half hour the weekends of December 8, 15 and 22, 10 am – 3 pm. Children and their families ride in rail cars pulled behind the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad #25 steam locomotive. On their way around the museum’s track, Santa Claus hands out candy canes to all the riders. Continue reading

Reading of Award Winning Poetry by Gailmarie Pahmeier at Oats Park Fallon November 17

Free to the Public Saturday November 17, 5-7pm

Gailmarie Pahmeier at Misfit Flats Nevada

Gailmarie Pahmeier is the 2017-18 recipient of the Nevada Arts Council’s Major Project Fellowship, the most prestigious individual grant awarded by the NAC. During her fellowship year, Gailmarie has been traveling throughout the state, spending 2-3 day residencies in Nevada State Parks. While in residency, she has been gathering and composing narratives about the people she encounters in these often remote locations, with some attention paid to the landscape itself. Continue reading

Winterfest and Holiday Faire – Concerts and Crafts at Valhalla November 16-18

Holiday Craft Faire: November 16 from 5-8 pm; November 17, 10 am – 7 pm, November 18, 10 am – 4 pm – Grand Hall – FREE

Winterfest Concert Featuring the Oakland Jazz Choir: November 17, 7 pm – Boathouse Theatre – BUY TICKETS

Winterfest Performance Featuring South Lake Tahoe Choral Association’s Children’s Choir: November 18, 4 pm – Boathouse Theatre – FREE

Join us for Valhalla’s annual Holiday Faire featuring a wonderful variety of local and regional arts and crafts vendors, a Grand Hall decked out in traditional holiday style, refreshments from our bar, photos with Santa, our amazing raffle and holiday cheer to kick off the season in true Tahoe style!

We’re expanding our offerings this year to include two live musical performances in the Boathouse Theatre. We’ll offer a ticketed evening concert on Saturday featuring the highly acclaimed Oakland Jazz Choir that will feature a fun selection of holiday and popular music and a free afternoon performance of the Lake Tahoe Children’s Choir to wrap up the weekend on Sunday! Continue reading

35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko: Tickets on Sale Now

Paul Zarzyski entertaining the crowd at the National Cwboy Poetry Gathering

Cowboys and company reflect on the past and look to the future
in poetry and song

The 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is in in Elko January 28 to February 2, 2019. Tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday, October 4, 2018. Tickets went on sale to Western Folklife Center members September 4. For tickets, go to or call 888-880-5885. Produced by the Western Folklife Center, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the nation’s original cowboy poetry and music festival. 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

Anne Brigman, Pioneer Feminist Photographer, Poet, Critic and Mountaineer at NMA

Anne Brigman

This fall, the Nevada Museum of Art invites visitors to rediscover the groundbreaking work of visionary photographer Anne Brigman (1869-1950) in this first major retrospective. Consisting of 250 photographs drawn from public and private collections, this exhibit features the pioneering artist’s most iconic work. Her early photographic explorations, as well as many never-before-seen images, correspondence, and archival materials are included in the collection. Continue reading

The New Walker River State Recreation Area Is Open

Walker River State Recreation Area

Discover Nevada’s Newest State Park

Nevada’s newest state park, the Walker River State Recreation Area, officially opened to the public at the Pitchfork Ranch on Saturday, September 22.

The century-old Pitchfork Ranch, located near Yerington is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with 7 miles of the celebrated East Walker River open for exploration. Visitors are invited to experience camping, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, kayaking, fishing, or simply relaxing in an idyllic country setting. Continue reading

US 50 designated official US Bicycle Route in Nevada

US 50 designated official U.S. Bicycle Routein Nevada

The Nevada Department of Transportation announced that U.S. 50 across the state has been designated as Nevada’s first official U.S. Bicycle Route, joining the world’s largest network of national bike routes and expanding tourism and long-term economic potential for local communities along the route.

While many local bicycle routes and paths exist across the state, the designation of U.S. 50 as part of the U.S. Bicycle Route System marks the first route in Nevada to be named a U.S. Bicycle Route and makes Nevada the tipping-point 26th state in the union with a national bike route. Continue reading