September 30, 2008
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park
LAS VEGAS — The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is hosting its annual celebration of Nevada’s birthday and Halloween on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.
This family friendly “Nevadaween” celebration will include pumpkin decorating, door prize raffles, Nevada’s birthday cake, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers soup cook-off, homemade root beer, archeology muck digs, pioneer activities and games. Costumes are welcome.
Entrance fees to the park include all the featured program activities and are only $1 for visitors over the age of 12. Children under 12 are free. The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is located on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue at 500 East Washington Avenue.
For more information about Nevadaween call 702-486-3511.
September 24, 2008
MINDEN, Nev. — The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, operated by the Nevada Division of State Parks in collaboration with Douglas County, is offering tours during Candy Dance weekend. In addition to the regular 10:00 a.m. tours offered Wednesday through Sunday, a 2:00 pm tour will be offered during the weekend of September 26-28.
Advance reservations are required for all tours.
“The Home Ranch truly is an important site with a fascinating collection,” said Park Interpreter Mark Jensen. “Four generations of the Dangberg family lived here, so in addition to giving visitors a sense of a specific era in each room, we also want to show the changes that took place over the entire span of the ranch’s 150-year history. As a result, every visitor seems to find something that connects with their own history.” Read the rest of this entry »
September 24, 2008
The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection with the U.S. EPA and the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony have collaborated to clean up contaminated land in Reno, Nevada. This video shares the success of the environmental Brownfields program, which loans money to restore land to productive use.
September 17, 2008
Lake Tahoe Nevada Backcountry, Marlette Lake
Click the image above for a slideshow of touring Tahoe’s backcountry with Terri Russell and John Tyson of KOLO, News Channel 8 for an upcoming news segment. Photographed September 16, 2008.