BLM Water Canyon Recreation Area Reopened June 30

With the lifting of public health and safety restrictions enacted by Nevada government officials, the BLM Humboldt River Field Office (HRFO) restored access to the Canyon Recreation Area (WCRA).

Beginning June 30, the Water Canyon Recreation Area reopened access for all uses including day use and overnight camping. The 130-acre site is approximately 3 miles east of Winnemucca, Nevada, in Humboldt County. Continue reading

Nevada’s State Museums Set to Reopen Mid-June into July


Nevada Southern RailwayNevada’s state museums will open their doors later this month and in July, welcoming back visitors to experience the stories and artifacts of the Silver State.

“Nevada treasures such as Coin Press No. 1, which minted coins at the Carson City Mint in the late 19th century, to the old locomotives that helped build the Hoover Dam, can be found in Nevada’s state museums,” Myron Freedman, acting administrator for the Nevada Division of Museum and History, said. “With the museums reopening, these artifacts again can be enjoyed by the public.” Continue reading

Nevada Hall of Fame Launched with 6 Members

Nevada Hall of Fame first 6 members

The Nevada Hall of Fame, an online venue, was launched in January to honor persons who have gained fame in the state “or deserved to”.

The virtual Hall was established by author David Toll of Gold Hill. He says his purpose in creating the Hall is to educate the world about the exceptional Nevadans who have contributed to our history in important ways even if they didn’t always make it to the history books. “They come in all sizes, shapes, colors, origins and attitudes,” Toll says. “In that way they reflect the population as a whole, but these individuals stood out from the crowd by virtue of their accomplishments.” Continue reading