April 16, 2009
Echo Canyon State Park in Nevada
PIOCHE, Nev. — There is $50,000 swimming in either Echo Canyon State Park or Spring Valley State Park. The catch is that the cash must be caught.
Several tagged fish in each reservoir are cash prize winners, but only one is worth $50,000.
To have a shot at catching one of these valuable fish, a Tagged Fishing event will be held May 2 from 7:00 a.m. through 5 p.m. and May 3 from 7:00 a.m. through noon at both the Echo Canyon and Spring Valley state parks.
Registration for the Tagged Fishing Event has begun and will continue up to the day of the event. Only 500 participants are allowed.
Participants may register at the Eagle Valley Resort in Ursine, Nevada on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is open to all ages. For more information, contact the Eagle Valley Resort at 775-962-5293.
December 24, 2008
The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is one of Carson Valley’s first and largest ranches. The ranch was home to German immigrant Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg who founded the site in 1857. Christmas at the Dangberg Home Ranch has been reconstructed with historic artifacts, toys and decorations. Park Interpreter Mark Jensen narrates this video and describes the Ranch’s Christmas time exhibit.
November 6, 2008
Click the image above to view a slideshow of Nevada’s historic Belmont Courthouse.
Belmont Courthouse State Historic Park is located 45 miles northeast of Tonopah via U.S. Highway 6, State Route 376 and Monitor Valley Road.
Built in 1876, the Belmont Courthouse was the seat of Nye County government until 1905. The building is partially restored and offers a glimpse into Nevada’s colorful past. Although no developed facilities are available, camping and picnic facilities are available on nearby public lands or the U. S. Forest Service Pine Creek Campground in the Monitor Valley, located 20 miles north of Belmont via Nevada Highway 82.
There are no public park facilities at Belmont and no tourist services available in Belmont. The Courthouse is open to the public. Contact Region 3 Headquarters office at (775) 867-3001 for information.
Visit parks.nv.gov/bc.htm for more information.
January 14, 2008
It was tough living in Las Vegas in 1855. That’s the year that 30 Mormon missionaries from Utah established a small colony in the remote Las Vegas Valley.
Creating the settlement wasn’t an easy job. In addition to having no air conditioning or room service, colonists had to plant crops for food, erect their own places in which to live and cope with intolerably hot temperatures.
Read the complete story at the Backyard Traveler by Rich Moreno.