Links related to Nevada presented in somewhat random fashion. This page features fave Nevada Twitter accounts and recent headlines.
This is the loneliest road in America – National Geographic
Climate change in Nevada can be stopped with our help
Nevada caves illuminate past climate, future challenges in the Southwest – @MatthewLachniet @danielrothberg
Disappearing Wheeler Peak Glacier is a barometer for climate change – @LasVegasSun
Protecting Nevada’s past — and future – @basin_and_range @ProtectNevada @OutsideLasVegas
http://nevadawild.org/saving-the-devils-hole-pupfish-from-extinction – @NvDOW
Quest for Quiet http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/water-environment/quest-quiet-leads-henderson-man-wild @RefriedBrean
Nevada parks look at visitor centers, passport system for funding – @RickVelotta @reviewjournal
New appreciation for central Nevada wilderness
10 places in Nevada you have to visit
Renewable energy is right for Nevada
Many Nevada species in danger of going extinct
Sierra Nevada 200-Year Megadroughts Confirmed
Idaho, Nevada tribes take flight to protect sites
Nevada virtually updates historical markers – LVRJ
How to pronounce Nevada
Trump explains how to pronounce ‘Nevada,’ Nevadans correct him – @OfficialJLD
Nevada became part of the USA with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo with Mexico in 1848. Nevada was organized into a territory in 1861 and then became a state in 1864. The state’s motto is Battle Born because Nevada became a state during the Civil War.
National Register of Historic Places listings in Nevada
Nevada Historical Society
http://scedc.caltech.edu/recent – @SCEC
Incredible videos show California’s biggest earthquake in 20 years rippling across North America – Business Insider
— Ron Mader (@ronmader) July 4, 2019
Did you feel the Great Las Vegas Earthquake of 2019? #vegasquake
— Las Vegas Locally 🌴 (@LasVegasLocally) July 4, 2019
Energy Choice Ballot Question 3
Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA)
Projects Funded by SNPLMA
‘Pah’ is a common suffix or prefix in the Shoshone language, meaning ‘water.’ Roughly translated, Pahrump = water rock
http://pvtimes.com – @pvtimes
Spotlight: Nevada Independent
The Nevada Independent
Only in Nevada
http://www.indiancommission.state.nv.us – http://www.indiancommission.state.nv.us/Reports/FY10AnnualReport.pdf
http://nevadaindianterritory.com – http://www.flickr.com/photos/nevadaindianterritory –
http://www.flickr.com/groups/nevadaindianterritorygroup – https://www.facebook.com/NevadaIndianTerritory
Cultural Guardians – Nevada Magazine
Yerington Paiute Tribe
August 15, 2009 – Native Nevada
Nevada Indian Commission
Inter Tribal Council of Nevada
http://www.nevadaindianterritory.com – http://www.flickr.com/groups/nevadaindianterritorygroup –
http://www.facebook.com/NevadaIndianTerritory – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=excX_T-01Hg
Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada
Facts on Famous Indians of Nevada – Nevada Culture
‘Pah’ is a common suffix or prefix in the Shoshone language, meaning ‘water.’ Roughly, Pahrump = water rock and Tonopah = antelope water.
Duck Valley Indian Reservation
Nevada Rock Art Foundation
Nevada Wilderness Project
Spotlight on Bikes and Cycling
Nevada Magazine – Facebook – @Nevada_Magazine – Flickr
Nevada Magazine reinvents for new era, budget cuts
Death Valley National Park
http://www.nps.gov/deva/index.htm – http://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/things2know.htm
The highest mountain in Death Valley National Park is 11,049 foot Telescope Peak.
Death Valley National Park
Manhattan’s closer than you think. From Tonopah, take Highway 6 east, then turn north on State Route 376. Drive about 60 miles, then hang a right on State Route 377. Another dozen miles will put you right on Main Street. In Manhattan, you can sample the life of the old-time prospectors who founded the town in 1850. –
- Delamar Dry Lake – summarized here are the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians
- Delamar Valley Solar DPEIS
- Delamar Valley Ethnographic Analysis
Desert National Wildlife Refuge
The Desert National Wildlife Refuge was established May 20, 1936, and encompasses 1.5 million acres of the diverse Mojave Desert in southern Nevada. It is the largest National Wildlife Refuge in the lower 48 states. Refuge staff work at the Corn Creek Field Station, located approximately 23 miles north of Las Vegas. This is the major access point to the range and can be reached by traveling north on U.S. Highway 95.
http://www.fws.gov/desertcomplex – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Desert-National-Wildlife-Refuge-Complex/115892088455702
http://www.westernfolklife.org – @Westernfolklife – facebook
The California Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the BLM, is located eight miles west of town at Hunter Exit 292.
http://elkodaily.com – @elkodaily
Elko home on the range for cowboy poets
gateway to Great Basin National Park
The East Ely Railroad Depot Museum focuses on the historical industrial development of Nevada as evidenced by the massive copper production in the area which began in 1900. Located in the historic Nevada Northern Railroad Depot building, the museum interprets mining and transportation heritage.
The museum is Nevada’s newest National Historic Landmark. This fifty-six acre complex consists of over 70 buildings and structures, operating steam locomotives, over 60 pieces of antique railroad equipment, thirty miles of track along with the corporate paper record of the railroad.
— E!! (@elizthompsn) September 21, 2019
Fallon is located in the Lahontan Valley, about 60 miles east of Reno, and near the Stillwater Wildlife Refuge, part of the Pacific Flyway and home to hundreds of species of migratory birds. Because of the valley’s high volume of water, the area is often called the “Oasis of Nevada,” and outdoor recreation is abundant in this lush playground.
Nearby: Grimes Point Archaeological Area
Hawthorne – Wikipedia
Nearby: Big Bend State Park
80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Las Vegas
also see: gold butte
http://www.mesquitenv.gov – meetings
http://mesquitegaming.com – http://mesquitegaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/MesquiteBalloonFestival_Schedule.jpg
— Andrew Davey (@atdleft) June 28, 2017
— Mesquite Nevada (@GoMesquiteNV) December 2, 2019
– includes the towns of Overton, Logandale, Glendale and Moapa; Valley of Fire
Moapa Valley Revitalization Project – Facebook
http://www.moapapaiutes.com – The tribe’s primary business enterprise centers on the Moapa Paiute Travel Plaza, which includes a casino, convenience store, cafe, gas station, and firework store with the largest and most comprehensive selection of fireworks in the West.
Nixon – Wikipedia
Lost City Museum is located at 721 South Moapa Valley Boulevard, 702-397-2193
Panaca was the first permanent settlement in southeastern Nevada
Just north of Reno, Nevada sits a desert lake. Named for tufa formations, Pyramid Lake is the remnant of the ancient Lake Lahontan that formed in the last Ice Age. At that time Lake Lahontan was an inland sea that covered most of the state of Nevada. Today, Pyramid Lake is part of the National Scenic Byways Program and the only byway in the country located entirely within a tribal reservation.
In 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama designated Pyramid Lake as Nevada’s first Preserve America Tribal Community
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribes’ Reservation is located thirty five miles northeast of Reno, Nevada in a remote desert area located in the counties of Washoe, Lyon, and Storey. The area of the reservation contains 475,000 acres or 742.2 square miles. Out of this acreage approximately 112,000 acres cover the surface of a terminal desert lake, Pyramid Lake. Pyramid Lake is one of the most valuable assets of the Tribe and is entirely enclosed within the boundaries of the Reservation. Pyramid Lake is approximately 15 miles long and 11 miles wide. At its deepest point Pyramid Lake measures 350 feet.
http://goldwellmuseum.org – @goldwellmuseum – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Goldwell-Open-Air-Museum/51115761339 –
Located in Northern Nevada and neighbors Reno. Proximity to abundant recreation and Lake Tahoe.
http://cityofsparks.us – @cityofsparks
The green-energy based visitors center is located in Tonopah. Located halfway between Las Vegas and Reno on U.S. 95, the center is built of recycled materials and runs entirely on power created by solar panels and a wind generator. Inside the center, visitors learn about renewable energy through detailed displays while also watching it in action. The Tonopah Historic Mining Park on the hillside above the town, offers a chance to explore the actual mines that created this mining juggernaut. Tonopah’s Central Nevada Museum contains displays describing not only local mining history but also other cultural and social aspects of the region. Tonopah’s night skies are considered among the best in the country for stargazing.
Tonopah Astronomical Society (TAS)
http://www.tonopahhistoricminingpark.com – @TonopahHMP
The Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah has an easily Top 5 rural Nevada restaurant. pic.twitter.com/TXGTRE9aII
— Patrick Donnelly (@BitterWaterBlue) October 29, 2019
Nevada Silver Trails
original mining town
http://visitvirginiacitynv.com – @VirginiaCity
Bike Washoe – Normalizing the bike in our urban environment and making Washoe County, Nevada a safer and more inclusive cycling community.
May is Bike Month
With my regular commute of 7 miles each way at 5,000+ feet with headwinds/ hills, it would have been doable to keep up with the expensive bikes and Lycra while cruising the islands west of Tampa Bay on a single speed rented beach cruiser, but a 4mph pace is actually quite lovely. pic.twitter.com/vWCcSKni79
— 𝘽𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙒𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙚 (@BikeWashoe) April 22, 2019
Winnemucca resides in Humboldt County and is the halfway point between Salt Lake City and San Francisco along Interstate 80 in Cowboy Country. The town has a rich Basque heritage. The town has been occupied since about 1830 when trappers came to the area in search of fur-bearing animals. In 1863 the town was named after Paiute Chief Winnemucca.
Winnemucca is the only town in Nevada named after a Native American
Buckaroo Hall of Fame and Heritage Museum
Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada
Yerington Paiute Tribe
Nevada currently has five wind farms in various stages of development, with the potential of production just under 1,000 megawatts, or enough to power about 200,000 homes. Learn more about wind energy here:
http://www.connectnv.org – @connectnevada
Connect Nevada is a partnership with the NV Broadband Task Force & @ConnectedNation to spread the benefits of universal broadband across the state.
Connect Nevada Summit page
Summit section of the Connect Nevada website
Get Outdoors Nevada
Casinos and Gaming
Gaming Control Board
2012 Nevada Gaming Abstract Press Release (PDF)
Nevada Gaming Abstract 2012 (PDF)
Battle Mountain Nevada
Nevada Indian Territory
Nevada Silver Trails
Pony Express TerritoryStewart Indian School
Virginia City Convention and Tourism Authority
Chambers of Commerce and Visitors Bureaus
Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau
Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center
Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Pahranagat Valley Chamber of Commerce
Pioche Chamber of Commerce
North Lake Tahoe Visitors’ Bureaus
Virginia City Convention and Tourism Authority
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Land Management: Nevada
Only Nevada residents who are attempting to register on their own behalf may use this system. Any unlawful access to this system, including automated attempts to register voters will be prosecuted.
Federal legislation enacted in 1986 created the Great Basin National Park, the first national park in the state, which includes the area around Wheeler Peak and Lehman Caves in eastern Nevada. A small part of Death Valley National Park is located along Nevada’s western boundary with California.
WESTERN NEVADA – CARSON REGION
- Dayton State Park
- Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
- Mormon Station State Historical Park
- Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park
- Washoe Lake State Park
CENTRAL NEVADA – FALLON REGION
- Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
- Belmont Courthouse State Historic Site
- Fort Churchill State Historic Park
- Lahontan State Recreation Area
- Walker Lake State Recreation Area
- Rye Patch State Recreation Area
- South Fork State Recreation Area
- Wild Horse State Recreation Area
EASTERN NEVADA – PANACA REGION
- Beaver Dam State Park
- Cathedral Gorge State Park + http://parks.nv.gov/parks/cathedral-gorge/
- Cave Lake State Park
- Echo Canyon State Park
- Kershaw-Ryan State Park
- Elgin School House
- Spring Valley State Park
- Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park
SOUTHERN NEVADA – LAS VEGAS REGION
- Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area
- Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
- Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
- Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park is located only six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75. Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. Civilian Conservation Corps workers helped to make the new park accessible to visitors through the construction of roads and rest areas. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyph. Popular activities include camping, hiking, picnicking and photography. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays. Several group use areas are also available. The park is open all year.
Valley of Fire – Flickr Groups
Valley of Fire – Flickr
Valley of Fire – Wikipedia
Take along your camera when visiting Valley of Fire
Great Basin National Park – Federal legislation enacted in 1986 created the Great Basin National Park, the first national park in the state, which includes the area around Wheeler Peak and Lehman Caves in eastern Nevada. A small part of Death Valley National Park is located along Nevada’s western boundary with California. In the shadow of 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000 year old bristlecone pine trees grow on rocky glacial moraines. Come to Great Basin National Park to experience the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after a thunderstorm, the darkest of night skies, and the beauty of Lehman Caves. Far from a wasteland, the Great Basin is a diverse region that awaits your discovery.
Spring Valley State Park
Backyard jaunt: Gone fishing and hiking and camping
Ward Charcoal Ovens
- Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park
The Single-Leaf Pinon (Pinus monophylla) is an aromatic pine tree with short, stiff needles and gnarled branches. The tree grows in coarse, rocky soils and rock crevices. Though its normal height is about 15 feet, the single-leaf pinon can grow as high as 50 feet under ideal conditions.
The Bristlecone Pine (Pinus aristata) shares the state tree designation. The bristlecone pine is the oldest living thing on Earth, with some specimens in Nevada more than 4,000 years of age. The tree can be found at high elevations. Normal height for older trees is about 15 to 30 feet, although some have attained a height of 60 feet. Diameter growth continues throughout the long life of the tree, resulting in massive trunks with a few contorted limbs.
White Mountains are home to Nevada’s tallest peak, Boundary Peak
Friends of Nevada State Railroad Museum petition: http://www.nsrm-friends.org
Online Nevada Encyclopedia is a multimedia resource produced by Nevada Humanities that incorporates articles, images, and interactive media to explore the landscape, people, and events that have shaped the Silver State’s politics, economy and culture.
February Nevada Tourism Day
January National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko
In May 2013 we conducted a livestreaming hangout with Nevada travel experts Bethany Drysdale and Eileen Carter to learn about the new Nevada tourism campaign and recent events. The state has eye-candy galore and Nevadans love to tell good stories. ‘A world within, a state apart’ is the new tagline. What do you think? Also, a correction. When I mentioned ‘Red Rock’ I meant ‘Valley of Fire.’ My bad.
Politics: Steve Sisolak
Steve Sisolak – Wikipedia
Only two Nevada towns that prohibit gambling: Boulder City and Panaca
LOST CITY MUSEUM (OVERTON)
The story of a long-lived and rich civilization buried beneath the Mojave Desert sand is unearthed in meticulous detail at the Lost City Museum. The artifacts within tell the narrative of people who traveled through and lived in southern Nevada for centuries.
The annual Pahrump Social Powwow includes formal ceremonies, special performances, and dance competitions. The three-day gathering draws Native American dancers, drummers, musicians, artists, and craftsmen from tribal groups all over the West.
PYRAMID LAKE (NIXON)==
Encompassing 125,000 acres, Pyramid Lake is one of the largest natural lakes in the state and is the biggest remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan. The Pyramid’s significant role in the history of the Paiute Indian tribe also adds to its mystique.
STEWART FATHER’S DAY POWWOW (CARSON CITY)
The Stewart Father’s Day Pow Wow is an annual powwow that draws a number of quality American Indian arts and crafts vendors, and is also a time for alumni, former employees, and their families and friends to gather at the former campus.
STEWART INDIAN SCHOOL CAMPUS (CARSON CITY)
The Stewart Indian School campus served as an off-reservation boarding school from 1890 through 1980. This icon of Western American Indian education is open for self-guided audio tours.
Designated the official state bird of Nevada in 1967, the mountain bluebird lives in Nevada’s high country. You may spot them flitting between perches in mountain meadows, or where prairies meet forests.
Famous Monikers and Slogans
State Motto: “All For Our Country”
The “Leave-It State”
from the 1961 movie “The Misfits,” written by Arthur Miller.
Spotlight on the Sage Grouse
Sage Grouse Conservation
Sage Gouse Initiative
Spotlight on Ghost Towns
Atlatl – Battle Born – Bighorn Sheep – Bristlecone – Burning Man – Casino – Gambling – Gaming – Ghost Town – Mining – Nevada – Nevada Day – Pow Wow – Sagebrush – Sage Grouse – Sesquicentennial – Silver – Spring Mountains – Wild Horses
Nevada Variations – an audio portrait of Nevada over the course of 17 months. Each month we explore the history, literature, arts and current events of each county in Nevada.
Southern Nevada Health District
Starting a business
Can anyone point me to Nevada's tallest peak? pic.twitter.com/PIRJfFPLng
— Henry Brean (@RefriedBrean) July 28, 2017