World Human Powered Speed Challenge September 10-15 at Battle Mountain

Eta at Battle Mountain

The world’s fastest humans will attempt to break the current land speed record of 89.59 mph in Battle Mountain over the 6-day event. Teams representing ten nations — the US, France, Russia, Japan, Canada, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Australia and England — will compete with their pedal powered vehicles in the World Human Powered Speed Challenge. The schedule is here. Continue reading

Snake Valley Celebrates 10th Annual Water Festival August 31 – September 3rd in Baker

Snake Valley Days goat parade, Baker Nevada

Friends and supporters of Snake Valley will gather in Baker Nevada during Labor Day Weekend for the 10th annual Snake Valley Festival to celebrate and raise funds in support of community preservation.  All are invited to join in.  All proceeds from the festival events will benefit the Great Basin Water Network to help protect the water and environment in eastern Nevada and the west desert of Utah.

“The Festival helps Great Basin Water Network to keep water in Snake Valley,” said Abby Johnson of the Great Basin Water Network. “It’s a fun way to raise awareness and money at the same time.” Continue reading

August Events at Fort Churchill State Historic Park

Fort Churchill State Historic Park NevadaFort Churchill State Historic Park is offering a variety of ranger-led programs during the month of August. Programs highlight the area’s rich history and abundant natural resources.

History Hike
Bring your walking shoes and join a park interpreter for a short hike (less than 1 mile) around historic Fort Churchill. See the fort ruins, learn about the early history of the area, and hear stories about daily life at a frontier fort. Please bring water, insect repellant, comfortable closed-toe shoes, and a flashlight.

WHEN: Friday, August 3, 6:30-8:30 pm.
WHERE: Fort Churchill Museum.
COST: Park entrance fees apply, $5 per vehicle, no additional cost to participate.
CONTACT: Kristin Sanderson, 775-577-4880, Continue reading

Classical Tahoe 2018 Festival Season July 20 – August 12

Classical Tahoe

A World Premiere, Expanded Orchestra and Community-based Music Institute

Classical Tahoe celebrates its 7th season of bringing outstanding orchestral music to the Lake Tahoe region in a 12-concert series held July 20 to August 12, 2018. The festival is proud to continue its tradition of engaging soloists of international stature to join superb orchestral musicians invited from some of the most prominent orchestras in the United States; the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the symphonies of San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Toronto, Vancouver, Leipzig Gewandhaus and other exceptional orchestras. Continue reading