Downtown Las Vegas

Photo: Eternity Downtown Las Vegas (commonly abbreviated as DTLV) is the central original gambling district and historic center of Las Vegas. Downtown is the heart of the city and one in the midst of a grand renewal. Hashtag: #DTLV Quotes “I’ve been working to walk the walk and be down here. You can’t create density …

Hoover Dam

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Light Traffic The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam (also known as Boulder Dam, particularly to locals) and power plant since 1937. Today, nearly 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour, even more visit the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, some 145,000 acres created as a result …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Parade of Lights Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park Service. …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. 2019 Red Rock Canyon 2019 History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh …

Nevada Arts Council

Logo Nevada Arts Council (NAC) – nvculture.org/nevadaartscouncil – engages in a formal planning process every three years to gather feedback about the agency’s programs and policies, assess the needs of Nevada’s arts industry, and investigate the state of the arts in Nevada’s communities. The Values and Vision strategic plan guides the work of the agency, …

Nevada

Stamp Nevada (pronounced [ne- vae-da], with a short “a” as in apple) Nevada is a state of bold contrasts: bright cities and rural landscapes, extravagant gaming and a movement toward farmers’ markets, local culture, renewable energy and a green building ethos. For those passionate for parks, wilderness, Indigenous cultures, responsible travel, and great fun, Nevada …

Nevada Links

Nevada flag Links related to Nevada presented in somewhat random fashion: Recommended Listening State of Nevada Nevada 89 @nv89radio NV 89 With a culture of promoting emerging artists and Nevada bred acts, it’s no wonder that local Reno station @NV89Radio's slogan is, "Discover Music." Read more: https://t.co/hqmKwRcpaZ — Free Radio Alliance (@Free_radio) April 9, 2018 …

Lost City Museum

Photo: Good signage Among our favorite small museums in the world: a place which celebrates Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage:  the Lost City Museum in Overton, a 90-minute drive north of Las Vegas. Museum hours are 8:30am-430pm daily. There is a small admission fee. Tip – if you buy the annual pass, it’s valid for …

Nevada Day

Nevada Flag Nevada Day is formally October 31. That said, as of 2000 the holiday is celebrated on the last Friday in October. Libraries and other state offices are closed. 2019 Nevada Day is Friday, October 25. History When is Nevada Day? Nevada was admitted to the Union October 31, 1864. With the passage of …

The Nevada Independent

Elsewhere on the Web The Nevada Independent – thenevadaindependent.com – is one of our favorite sources for comprehensive coverage of all things Nevada. About: The Nevada Independent is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news and opinion website founded in 2017 by veteran political journalist and commentator Jon Ralston. The site and its supporting channels are focused on ethical, unbiased …