Governor Gibbons issues notice of increased fire danger

June 28, 2007

CARSON CITY, Nev.–Much of the west experienced a lack of rain and snowfall this past winter resulting in an abundance of dry vegetation that burns rapidly. Subsequently, fire season has arrived early.Nevada State SealNevada State Seal

This week’s wind conditions coupled with dry vegetation have prompted Governor Jim Gibbons and the Nevada Division of Forestry to place the following counties on Red Flag status for the corresponding days. Red Flag status is the highest risk for fire and is based on wind and fuel conditions.

  • Friday, June 29, 2007: Carson City, Churchill, Clark, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, White Pine
  • Saturday, June 30, 2007: Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Southern Nye, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, White Pine
  • Sunday, July 1, 2007: Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, White Pine.

Nevada Division of State Parks Implements Fire Restrictions

June 28, 2007

Campfires not allowed at Lake Tahoe-Nevada, Beaver Dam, Fort Churchill and Cathedral Gorge State Parks

Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada

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:


State Parks presenting new management alternatives for South Fork State Recreation Area July 18, 2007

June 25, 2007

South Fork State Recreation Area

ELKO, Nev.–The Nevada Division of State Parks kicked off its new development planning for South Fork State Recreation Area in March. The division held two public meetings and public comment was paramount in developing the three alternatives that will be presented at the July 18 meeting.

The proposed alternatives to the existing park management include recommendations such as a new group-use area, reservoir loop trail and new campground. Read the rest of this entry »


New park aide oversees oasis in the heart of Dayton (Dayton Courier)

June 21, 2007

Dayton State Park

DAYTON, Nev.–In case you haven’t noticed, activity at the Dayton State Park has been kicked up a notch. Read the complete story at the Dayton Courier.


Lake Tahoe-Nevada Sand Harbor Visitor Center (video)

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.

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A Living History Re-enactment at Genoa’s Mormon Station State Historic Park

June 18, 2007

Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa, Nevada.

GENOA, Nev.–The pioneers are coming to Genoa once again. Visit Mormon Station State Historic Park Saturday, June 23, 2007 and see how early pioneers lived and worked.

From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, members of the Sierra Nevada Mormon Pioneers will demonstrate corn-husk doll-making, rope making, leather working (making shoes and moccasins), fire starting (with flint and steel) and period cooking. The living history re-enactment also includes pioneer games. Read the rest of this entry »


“Guns of the Old West” at Mormon Station State Historic Park June 20

June 18, 2007

Ranger Jim Black discusses “Guns of the Old West” at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa, Nevada.

GENOA, Nev.–The Nevada Division of State Parks is offering a free presentation called “Guns of the Old West” on Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa.

Beginning at 11:00 am, Park Ranger and gun enthusiast, Jim Black, will give a one hour presentation on the evolution and use of firearms. Read the rest of this entry »