July 3, 2007
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park near Las Vegas and Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park near Gabbs are affected
CARSON CITY–The Nevada Division of State Parks and Nevada Division of Forestry announced today that added fire restrictions are being implemented at Nevada’s state parks because of the high potential for wildfires. The divisions instituted restrictions on Friday at four of Nevada’s state parks.
Extreme temperatures and high fire danger prompted today’s decision to add restrictions to two more of Nevada’s 24 state parks, park administrators said. Read the rest of this entry »
June 28, 2007
Campfires not allowed at Lake Tahoe-Nevada, Beaver Dam, Fort Churchill and Cathedral Gorge State Parks
CARSON CITY, Nev.–The Nevada Division of State Parks and Nevada Division of Forestry announced today that added fire restrictions are being implemented at Nevada state parks because of the high potential for wildfires. In addition to fire restrictions that are in place for all of Nevada’s 24 state parks, visitors to the following parks are not allowed to have any open fires even in designated picnic and campground areas:
June 19, 2007
LAKE TAHOE, Nev.–Governor Jim Gibbons helped celebrate the grand opening of the Sand Harbor Visitor Center June 15, 2007 at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.
The grand opening featured McAvoy Layne as Mark Twain, a ribbon cutting ceremony by Governor Jim Gibbons and tours and talks about the park provided by Nevada Division of State Parks staff.
The Visitor Center, located at Sand Harbor, recently opened to the public and is designed to provide educational and interpretive programs to visitors to Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park. The center gives the park new services, including a bistro and gift shop operated by Harbor House Bistro and Beach Goods that features California Culinary graduate Chef Paul Bonaldi.
The $5 million facility was built with money from the Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program, the 2002 Question 1 Conservation Bond, the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grant and the Tahoe License Plate Fund.
June 18, 2007
LAKE TAHOE, Nev.–In 1990, the state of Nevada came up with a master plan for its parks. This included a visitor center for Sand Harbor that would be one part museum, one part conference center and one part restaurant/venue for sundry items. Read the complete article at the Tahoe Daily Tribune.