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BRITNEY: PIECE OF ME POP SUPERSTAR CELEBRATES OFFICIAL LAS VEGAS ARRIVAL.

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Mesquite Off-Road Weekend February 21-23, 2014 In Mesquite, you get the best of both worlds. You can take it easy or do it up big. From a hot-air balloon festival to an off-road weekend, Mesquite offers up an array of special events that lets you enjoy life at your own pace. It’s the perfect escape, no matter how you define it. Excitingly Laid-back

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REJUVENATED JUBILEE! ICONIC BURLESQUE SHOW RECEIVES CONTEMPORARY FACELIFT.

WHERE Bally’s Las Vegas WHEN Showtime: Sun.-Wed. at 7 & 10 p.m.; Thu. at 7 p.m.; Sat. at 10 p.m. Dates TBD TICKETS ballyslasvegas.com, 702-777-2782 Starting at $65

ALSO AT BALLY’S SHOWS Dancing Just Like the Stars, Sun. at 7 p.m. L.A. Comedy Club, Tues.-Sun. at 9:30 p.m. Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fri.-Sat. at midnight Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, Mon., Wed., Fri.-Sat. at 7 p.m.

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ubilee!—the longest-running show on the Strip—is set to undergo a major transformation in early 2014, bringing a fresh new twist to Bally’s Las Vegas. Since debuting in 1981, Jubilee! continues to bring iconic headdress-clad showgirls to the stage. With the addition of bold new features—while staying true to the spirit of the original show—this Las Vegas classic promises to keep guests entertained for years to come. Spearheading Jubilee!’s conversion into the contemporary age is one of the most celebrated creative directors and choreographers in the world— Frank Gaston Jr. With more than 30 years of experience under his belt, Gaston Jr. gained his expertise while providing direction for commercials and movies, as well as his long-time working relationship with R&B superstar Beyoncé. Gaston Jr. is working closely with the cast and crew of Jubilee! to ensure the production is as celebrated as the original. At the same time preserving the show’s main elements of the past—including signature costumes and a number of the traditional sets—the choreography, staging, and music is refreshed for today’s audience. 8

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DON’T MISS THE PIXIES Hard Rock Hotel Feb. 23 hardrockhotel.com, 702-693-5000 As one of the most influential bands of the late 1980s alternative rock movement, the Pixies take the stage at the Hard Rock Hotel for one night only. The Boston-based group announced that a coastto-coast leg has been added to its 2013-14 world tour, featuring five new songs. The show features a fresh stage set and production and gives the band a chance to play one of its most diverse set lists to date. The Pixies influence on alternative rock has inspired bands such as Nirvana, David Bowie, Radiohead, The Strokes, and U2. Showtime: 8 p.m. ALSO AT THE HARD ROCK HOTEL Lita Ford, Jan. 10 Zac Brown Band, Jan. 11-12 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, Jan. 15-18 New Politics, Feb. 12

Nevada Ballet Theatre has named singer, spokeswoman, humanitarian, and Broadway star Florence Henderson as its 2014 Woman of the Year for the 30th anniversary of the Black & White Ball— one of the organization’s most highly attended social events. The Black & White Ball is scheduled for Saturday, January 25 at the ARIA Resort & Casino. nevadaballet.org, 702-243-2623 Harrah’s Las Vegas has announced it plans to continue the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet in 2014. The show features hits by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Tickets are now available for performances through May 4. harrahslasvegas.com, 702-369-5000

SHOWS OF INTEREST STEVEN WRIGHT The Orleans Jan. 3-4 orleanscasino.com, 702-365-7075

ROB SCHNEIDER South Point Jan. 30 southpointcasino.com, 702-796-7111

MAMA MIA! The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Jan. 7-12 thesmithcenter.com, 702-749-2012

DANIEL TOSH The Mirage Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 mirage.com, 702-791-7111

GABRIEL IGLESIAS The Mirage Jan. 17-19 mirage.com, 702-791-7111 STYX Palms Casino Resort Jan. 19 palms.com, 702-942-7777 SHANIA TWAIN The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Jan. 22-23, 25-26, 28-29, 31; Feb. 1, 4-5, 9, 11-12, 14-15 thecolosseum.com, 866-227-5938

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ZEPPELIN USA: AN AMERICAN TRIBUTE TO LED ZEPPELIN The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 7 thesmithcenter.com, 702-749-2012 THE EAGLES MGM Grand Feb. 15-16 mgmgrand.com, 702-891-7800 GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 27 thesmithcenter.com, 702-749-2012

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PHOTOS: GIMME SOME SUGAR BAKE SHOPPE

Gimme Some Sugar Bake Shoppe is a sweet concept where one can take treats on the go or relax and pair delectable desserts with champagne, wine, beer, and more. The sleek 1,400-square-foot space features comfortable seating and offers a fresh seasonal menu of desserts including cakes, cheesecakes, cake pops, cupcakes, cookies, tarts, and an assortment of oversized signature macaroons in sweet and savory flavors. Vegan and gluten free items are available daily. Gimme Some Sugar also offers a selection of champagne, specialty wines, and craft beers in addition to coffees, teas, and sipping chocolate. Signature items include Opera Cake: a Kahlua-soaked Joconde cake with coffee buttercream and dark chocolate Ganache, Fresh Fruit Pavlova: baked meringue shells filled with sweet whipped cream and fresh seasonal fruit, and the Chambord Mousse Dome: a chocolate-Chambord mousse and a Gianduja crisp served on a chocolate brownie. Gimme Some Sugar Bake Shoppe is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Mondays).

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PLAN YOUR TRIP Gimme Some Sugar Bake Shoppe 19 S. Stephanie St. Ste. #160 Henderson, NV 89012 gimmesomesugarlv.com, 702-882-2537

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USA SEVENS RUGBY TOURNAMENT Boasting 45 matches over three days, the USA Sevens rugby tournament returns to Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium January 24-26. Celebrating its fifth consecutive year at the stadium, the tournament features 16 of the top international rugby teams battling for points in the 2013-14 Sevens World Series. The event also features a fan festival, which offers live musical performances, international cuisine, and rugby clinics for children.

LAS VEGAS PROSOCCER CHALLENGE The Colorado Rapids and Chivas USA soccer teams return to Sam Boyd Stadium Sunday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. for the second annual Las Vegas ProSoccer Challenge. Following a 3-0 win in 2013, Chivas USA hopes to keep the ProSoccer Challenge title in its possession. New to the event in 2014 is the Fútbol Fiesta—an engaging experience featuring soccer-themed activities and contests, live music, and food and drink vendors—located just outside the stadium.

PLAN YOUR TRIP USA Sevens Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas Jan. 24-26 samboydstadium.com, 702-895-3761

PLAN YOUR TRIP Las Vegas ProSoccer Challenge Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas Feb. 16 samboydstadium.com, 702-895-3761

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL The Runnin’ Rebels return to Thomas & Mack Center for a series of exciting home games. The 2014 January/February home game schedule is as follows: JANUARY Saturday, Jan. 4 vs. AirForce

Wednesday, Jan. 8 vs. Nevada Wolf Pack

Wednesday, Jan. 22 vs. Utah State

PLAN YOUR TRIP UNLV Men’s Basketball Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas

FEBRUARY Saturday, Feb. 1 vs. Boise State

Saturday, Jan. 25 vs. Fresno State

Wednesday, Feb. 19 vs. New Mexico

Wednesday, Feb. 26 vs. Colorado State

Various dates thomasandmack.com, 702-895-3761

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he critically acclaimed new album, “Loved Me Back to Life,” from multi-platinum-selling and five-time Grammy Award-winning musical legend Celine Dion, has made an impressive debut across the globe. Her upbeat lead single “Loved Me Back to Life”—as well as duets with music superstars Ne-Yo (“Incredible”) and Stevie Wonder (“Overjoyed”)—makes this one of her most successful albums in many years. “It’s been six years since I’ve recorded a new English album,” said Celine. “I can’t wait to go onstage and start singing some of these new songs.” She continued by saying, “I will still sing the songs that fans around the world love, but the new music on “Loved Me Back to Life” is a natural evolution of me as an artist that I can’t wait to share with audiences.” Dion is continuing her residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in 2014.

WHERE The Colosseum at Caesars Palace WHEN Showtime: Jan. 4-5, 8, 11-12, 14-15, 18-19 & Feb. 18-19, 21-22, 25-26, 28 at 7:30 p.m. TICKETS thecolosseum.com, 877-423-5463 $55, $95, $140, $175, and $250 WORTH A CLICK celineinvegas.com MORE INFO The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Groups of 10 or more call 866-574-3851.

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BAD-TO-THE-BONE GROUP ROCKS THE SMITH CENTER.

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eorge Thorogood & The Destroyers is performing live at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. For more than 40 years, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, with hits like “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over,” “Who Do You Love,” “Bad To The Bone,” and “I Drink Alone,” have been a powerful force in blues-rock music. Since the release of their self-titled debut album in 1977, they have toured and performed with many of blues’ most legendary artists, including Hound Dog Taylor, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Willie Dixon, Bo Diddley, Albert Collins, Johnny Johnson, John Hammond, Elvin Bishop, Eddie Shaw, and Buddy Guy. After releasing 16 studio albums George Thorogood and the Destroyers have claimed a stake in rock and roll history. This legendary band has kept pace for 40 years touring the world with its unique blend of boogie-rock and blues. With the release of George Thorogood & The Destroyers in 1977, the band quickly established themselves as radio favorites and as a touring machine. Described as “the world’s greatest bar band,” the group has had tremendous success with Thorogood’s original compositions.

WHERE The Smith Center for the Performing Arts WHEN Showtime: Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. TICKETS thesmithcenter.com, 702-749-2000 Starting at $35 WORTH A CLICK georgethorogood.com

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Garden Chapel NEWLY RENOVATED VENUE OFFERS EXCEPTIONAL MATRIMONY SERVICES. Flamingo Las Vegas now offers a fresh wedding experience with its beautifully redesigned Garden Chapel and new wedding packages. The renovation—completed in September 2013—encompasses the chapel, lobby, reception, hallways, bridal room, and restroom. Embracing a new element of glamour while maintaining the Flamingo’s timeless appeal, the Garden Chapel showcases airy pink and neutral champagne tones complemented with sparkly elements and splashes of floral. The organic atmosphere translates to an elegant and memorable space that caters to the bride on her special day with graceful columns, vaulted ceilings, interior draping, and a centralized crystal chandelier. Upon entering the chapel, one of the main focal points is the infinity sculpture— designed to represent everlasting love—set above the contemporary interpretation of the altar. Crystal pillars, luminous candles, and floral accents embellish the altar revealing a gentle reflection of light throughout the space. Pearlescent champagne pews are adorned with floral bouquets and complemented by modern flooring. “Everything from the smallest to largest details work together to enhance the overall presentation of the chapel,” Melissa Fielding, director of leisure services for Flamingo says. “The new space really is picture-perfect and the response so far has been great.” The Garden Chapel offers a variety of wedding packages starting at $589. The Soulmates and Timeless packages feature an array of amenities including bridal and bridesmaids bouquets, matching groom and groomsmen’s boutonnieres, professional photography and photo credit, customized music playlist, limousine service, wedding certificate holder, and a champagne toast with keepsake toasting glasses.

PLAN YOUR TRIP Flamingo Las Vegas Garden Chapel 3555 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109 flamingolasvegas.com, 800-933-7993

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ROCKIN’ EVER AFTER ICONIC DISNEY CHARACTERS HIT THE ICE IN LAS VEGAS.

Disney On Ice is bringing an all-star lineup of your favorite Disney characters to Thomas & Mack Center during their sensational live production—Rockin’ Ever After. This spectacular show features scenes from Disney-Pixar’s “Brave,” “Tangled,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “Beauty and the Beast,” and offers eight performances from January 15-19. Attendees have the chance to rock out with some of the most magical DisneyPixar idols in a musical showcase that features tunes and talent from across the kingdom. Guests sing along as Sebastian from “The Little Mermaid” breaks out of his shell to make waves with Ariel, a chorus of harmless hooligans from “Tangled” unleashes musical mayhem when they get a visit from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn, and the Beast and his castle’s enchanted entourage take center stage in a display for Belle.

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DISCOUNT COUPONS GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM BUS TOUR

•Visit the Grand Canyon National Park & the National Geographic Visitor’s Center • Experience the widest & deepest part of the Grand Canyon • Includes lunch • Includes stops at Mather point and Bright Angel Lodge Add IMAX $15

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• Breathtaking views of Lake Mead and Hoover Dam by helicopter • Luxury million-dollar helicopter ride • A once in a lifetime experience • Full day & half day tour available

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STRIP NIGHT TOUR WITH CHAMPAGNE TOAST

• Photo stop at the “Las Vegas” sign • Inside look at the Bellagio Conservatory • View the amazing Fountains of Bellagio • Light show at Fremont Street Experience • Hotel pick up and drop off • Rock star bus amenities: air conditioning and neon lights • Must be 21 years of age

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• Scenic hot air balloon flight • Breathtaking, unobstructed views of the Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Canyon and entire Vegas Valley • Roundtrip transportation from the Las Vegas Strip • Fully licensed and insured • Traditional champagne toast • Once in a lifetime experience

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GRAND CANYON WEST RIM DELUXE BUS TOUR

• Experience the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon West Rim • Located on the Hualapai Native American reservation -- the real wild west • Home of the World Famous Skywalk • Includes lunch • Includes stops at Eagle Point, Guano Point and Hualapai Ranch Add Skywalk$35 Add Heli/Boat $175

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HOOVER DAM TOURS

• Visit one of the man-made wonders of the world • Photo stop at the Las Vegas Sign • Half-day tour lets you experience the dam then get back to the action • Includes the government guided interior tour • Full Day & Half Day Tour Available *Includes lunch and Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory Stop Express Deluxe $65 $39 $75 $49* *Includes lunch and Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory Stop

HOOVER DAM & LAKE MEAD CRUISE

• Cruise Lake Mead on an authentic Mississippi style river boat • Day cruises available • Hoover Dam Tour & Lake Mead day cruise together in one Tour! • Visit Ethel M Chocolate Factory with free samples on day cruise only • Photo opportunity at the “Las Vegas” sign

Day Cruise

• Experience breathtaking views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead & Grand Canyon • Helicopters fly below the Rim of the Grand Canyon • Land approximately 100 Feet away from the Historic Colorado River • Enjoy a champagne toast and picnic style meal inside the Grand Canyon • Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience

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• Guests will travel to Red Rock Canyon along the popular 13-mile scenic drive with breathtaking views of Wilson Cliffs and ancient Native American pictographs • There will be stops and photo opportunities at the informative Visitor Center, Calico Hills and more. • Next, guests will head up Rocky Gap Road, an area quite unique within the park that is only accessible to off-road vehicle *Add Lunch & Horse Back Riding $119

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SAHARA CENTER

RETAIL COMPLEX BREAKS GROUND IN SUMMERLIN.

ERIN O’BOYLE PHOTOGRAPHICS

Construction has begun on the 220,000-square-foot Sahara Center, located at the northeast corner of Sahara and Hualapai, with a scheduled opening of early Fall 2014. Sahara Center will be anchored by T.J. Maxx, Stein Mart, Sprouts Farmers Market, HomeGoods, and Petco in addition to other national and regional brands. The center will also offer a number of tenants that will provide neighborhood conveniences, including food and beverage offerings. Currently, the center is 60 percent leased and expected to open near or at full capacity. Robust leasing activity is a testament to the optimal location, the surrounding neighborhoods with high average household income, quality of the development, freeway proximity, and a large population of Las Vegans and visitors to the area with spending power. Both Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and the Ward 2 City Councilman Bob Beers have expressed excitement about the

significant job creation to be experienced during the construction phase and the permanent employment opportunities that will result once the center opens to the public. Ted Baker, Sahara Center’s retail leasing consultant with New Market Advisors expressed, “The many residential neighborhoods and master planned communities on this side of town, such as Summerlin, Queensridge, and Peccole Ranch, have been underserved in terms of national and regional retail options. Despite the cloud of economic uncertainty over the past five years, the demand for mid-box retail in this area has never waned. Sahara Center brings a new and exciting shopping experience from nationally recognized PLAN YOUR TRIP brands to this major Sahara Center Summerlin-area 10000 W. Sahara Ave. intersection.” Las Vegas, NV 89117

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HIGH ROLLER

OBSERVATION WHEEL SCRAPES THE SKY.

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The Las Vegas High Roller has reached new heights as the observation wheel’s first passenger cabin was rotated to the highest point on the wheel’s rim. At 550 feet, the rotation of the cabin to the mid-center point of the rim officially makes the High Roller the world’s tallest observation wheel. As the focal point of The LINQ, Caesars Entertainment’s $550 million outdoor retail, dining, and entertainment district, today’s feat marks a major milestone for the Las Vegas Strip attraction. “This was a significant step for us. The level of technical precision and detailed planning to attach a 22-ton passenger cabin to the rim is tremendous,” said David Codiga, executive project director for The LINQ. “Seeing the cabin rotate to the top of wheel is not only very satisfying for our team, who has spent years working very hard to get to this point, but it also signifies we’re just that much closer to becoming operational. We’re all very eager to welcome passengers to the tallest and most advanced wheel in the world and this gets us one step closer.” Ahead of the first center-point rotation, the 44,000-pound, spherical, glassenclosed cabin had to travel to the wheel site from its assembly warehouse. Transferred via police escort provided by the Nevada Highway Patrol, it took approximately three hours to travel the cabin 10 miles. In total, the High Roller will feature 28 cabins that will each hold 40 passengers.

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EUREKA, NEVADA!

Northern Nevada's Award-Winning Winery

Eureka Opera House: 775-237-6006 • Free wine tasting

May Show What Ya Brung Car Show & Drag Race June Western Heritage Days July Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration Arts in the Park August Eureka County Fair November Holiday Bazaar December Community Tree Lighting

• Free olive oil tasting • Casual fine dining lunch & dinner • Music & dining concert series • Full bar • Private parties and catering • 20 minutes from South lake Tahoe • 45 minutes from Reno • For a list of events visit: tahoeridgewinery.com

Hours: Tasting room and olive oil market open on Mondays 11am to 3pm (food service closed mondays)

Perdiz Sport Shooting: 775-237-7027

Tuesday – Thursday 11am –

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Last seating 8pm Friday & Saturday – Last seating 9pm Sunday 11am – 3pm Closing hours are flexible based on customer demand

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STATEWIDE EVENTS & SHOWS Beyond Las Vegas’ glowing neon lie countless Nevada treasures waiting to be discovered. In this section we feature various events, shows, and other noteworthy happenings across the Silver State. Highlighted below are a couple statewide events you’ll want to be sure not to miss.

WHITE PINE FIRE & ICE SHOW Cave Lake State Park Jan. 17-19 elynevada.net, 800-496-9350 MESQUITE BALLOON FESTIVAL Mesquite Jan. 25-26 mesquitegaming.com, 877-438-2929 LOVER’S ALOFT WEEKEND MacDougal Sports Complex, Lovelock Feb. 13-15 loverslock.com, 775-273-1800

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Live, Laughlin, Love 10 things we learned about this Southern Nevada gem of a town during a recent visit.

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ocated roughly 90 miles south of Las Vegas lies an underrated Nevada treasure. Touting a scenic riverwalk, crystal-clear waters, and nearby petroglyphs strewn across the red rock countryside, Laughlin truly stands out as a Nevada town worth visiting. A popular destination for snowbirds hoping to escape frigid temperatures during the winter season, Laughlin provides a sunny escape year-round. The town’s origin dates to 1964 when founder Don Laughlin flew over the site and saw tourism potential. At the time, the region—a stretch of the Colorado River referred to as Tri State—consisted of not much more than an abandoned eight-room motel. Within two years, Don purchased the motel and six acres of riverfront property. Construction of Laughlin began shortly thereafter, and the town began to take shape. After the addition of various hotels and casinos, Don funded his namesake Laughlin Bridge, which provided easy access to Arizona and established the location as a prosperous Nevada settlement. 2014 marks a special occasion for Laughlin as the town observes the 50-year mark since its inception.

1. CRYSTAL COLORADO RIVER: This impressive water source flows alongside the Laughlin “strip,” as locals refer to its casino district. The activities available on the river include watercraft rentals, riverboat tours, and the annual River Regatta—an event in which thousands of participants take to the river on inner tubes and float an eight-mile stretch. 2. THE FOODIE’S PARADISE: From fine dining in one of the area’s elegant steakhouses such as the Range Steakhouse inside of Harrah’s Laughlin to an all-you-can-eat buffet in the Aquarius Casino Resort, the dining options in Laughlin are numerous. If beer and a burger better suit your appetite, Pints Brewery & Sports Bar inside The Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino dishes up a more relaxed dining experience. 3. CANYON CANVASES AND A CHRISTMAS TREE: Less than 30 minutes from Laughlin lies Grapevine Canyon, one of Nevada’s most interesting and accessible (via easily traversable dirt roads) archeological sites, giving visitors a chance to view hundreds of petroglyphs carved into the canyon walls. A short distance from Grapevine Canyon lies Christmas Tree 26

Pass, which gives visitors astounding views of the area’s geology and vegetation; and, yes, there is a small decorated Christmas tree on top of the pass. 4. CLASSIC AUTOS: You don’t have to be a motor head to enjoy the Riverside Classic Auto Exhibition Hall at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort. With more than 80 rare, antique, and historic automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles, the free exhibit is open daily. 5. LAUGHLIN RIVERWALK: The waterfront path is chock full of various restaurants, casinos, and river activities and provides a scenic view of the Colorado River. Guests who don’t feel like walking can even traverse the riverwalk by taking a ride on a water taxi. 6. NIGHT LIFE: The entertainment in Laughlin is dynamic. Live music and several nightclubs line the strip, including Gold Diggers—a vivacious venue that offers plenty of dancing and drink specials. Tower of Power, Smokey Robinson, the Charlie Daniels Band, and Montgomery Gentry are just a few of the big acts that have

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<statewide> The Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino and a portion of the Laughlin Riverwalk sit along the banks of the crystal blue waters of the Colorado River.

PLAN YOUR TRIP Laughlin Visitor Information Center 1555 Casino Dr., Laughlin, NV 89029 visitlaughlin.com 800-452-8445

recently played Laughlin. 7. IT’S A CELEBRATION: Visitors can sail aboard the Celebration—a simulated paddlewheel boat that provides a different perspective of the crystalclear waters. The vessel offers 90-minute cruises along casino row to Davis Dam as well as dinner cruises, riverboat weddings, and group charters.

10. DESERT OASIS: A soft, sandy beach isn’t easy to come by in the Silver State. However, at Harrah’s Laughlin, guests can enjoy access to a riverfront beach, complete with cabana rentals and access to two outdoor swimming pools.

8. A SOUTHERN (NEVADA) TRADITION: The Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino. A replica paddlewheel boat includes not only a hotel and casino, but also retail stores and entertainment and dining options, all enclosed under the impressively decorated exterior. Lined with Koi ponds on one side and the Colorado River on the other, this resort is truly a sight to see. 9. RICK ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER: An iconic symbol of Nevada, River Rick (aka Laughlin Lou) greets visitors to the Laughlin Riverwalk. Displaying the same familiar appearance as his Nevada counterparts, Vegas Vic and Wendover Will, River Rick has been standing proudly at the Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall since 1981.

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Lock Your Love Lovelock celebrates Valentine’s Day with wedding and weekend festivities. It’s eternal—love that is—and even more so when it’s locked at Lovers Lock Plaza in Lovelock, home to the nation’s only “eternal” chain. This Valentine’s Day, February 14, lovers are invited to travel to Lovelock for a wedding and vow renewal ceremony followed by love-locking to commemorate their love and the sixth anniversary of Lovers Lock Plaza. Since its inception in 2006, people from around the globe have traveled to Lovelock to symbolically bind their love as part of an age-old Chinese custom revised into Nevada tradition. In China, for decades lovers have placed a lock on an “endless chain” along the Great Wall in the Yellow Mountains and elsewhere. The love-locking tradition is also alive in Italy, with lovers affixing locks to the Ponte Vecchio and Ponte Milvio and throwing the keys into the Arno and Tiber Rivers. Couples looking to legally marry at the ceremony will need to secure a State of Nevada marriage license prior to the ceremony. Participation in the ceremony is free. Lovelock hosts a variety of activities in conjunction with the Valentine’s Day festivities at Lovers Lock Plaza. Events include the annual Lovers Aloft Balloon Races, wine tastings, art exhibits, an ice-cream social, poker walk, and more. The balloon races, an annual Lovelock tradition, bring together more than 20 hot air balloons for a variety of competitions each morning. PLAN YOUR TRIP Lovers Lock Plaza P.O. Box 821, Lovelock, NV 89429 loverslock.com 775-273-7213

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JANUARY 27 FEBRUARY 1, 2014 ELKO, NEVADA The nation’s oldest and largest cowboy poetry and music festival is turning 30!

With Ian Tyson, Baxter Black, Don Edwards, Waddie Mitchell, Dave Stamey, Paul Zarzyski, Michael Martin Murphey, Brenn Hill, Riders in the Sky, Caleb Klauder Band, Martha Scanlan and dozens more! Information & Tickets: 888.880.5885 www.westernfolklife.org Official Event of the Nevada Sesquicentennial

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NBA D-LEAGUE SHOWCASE PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL SCOUTING EVENT TIPS OFF IN RENO. From January 5-9, the NBA Development League Showcase returns to the Reno Events Center—home of the Reno Bighorns—for its third consecutive year. The showcase features 17 NBA D-League teams competing during the five-day event. Basketball operations executives from all 30 NBA teams are set to attend the games, scouting top NBA prospects. The 2014 schedule is as follows: PLAN YOUR TRIP

NBA D-League Showcase

SUNDAY, JAN. 5 Delaware 87ers vs. Reno Bighorns, 2:30 p.m. Bakersfield Jam vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce, 5:15 p.m.

Reno Events Center Jan. 5-9 nba.com/dleague/reno, 775-853-8220

MONDAY, JAN. 6 Idaho Stampede vs. Canton Charge, 10 a.m. Fort Wayne Mad Ants vs. Santa Cruz Warriors, 12:45 p.m. Austin Toros vs. Erie BayHawks, 3:30 p.m. Sioux Falls Skyforce vs. Los Angeles D-Fenders, 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 Erie BayHawks vs. Idaho Stampede, 10 a.m. Rio Grande Valley Vipers vs. Maine Red Claws, 12:45 p.m. Tulsa 66ers vs. Fort Wayne Mad Ants, 3:30 p.m. Reno Bighorns vs. Springfield Armor, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, JAN. 7 Canton Charge vs. Texas Legends, 10 a.m. Iowa Energy vs. Bakersfield Jam, 12:45 p.m. Maine Red Claws vs. Austin Toros, 3:30 p.m. Los Angeles D-Fenders vs. Tulsa 66ers, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, JAN 9 Texas Legends vs. Delaware 87ers, 10 a.m. Santa Cruz Warriors vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 12:45 p.m. Springfield Armor vs. Iowa Energy, 3:30 p.m.

NEVADA WOLF PACK MEN’S BASKETBALL The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team hits the Lawlor Events Center court with an exciting schedule. The 2014 January/February home game schedule is as follows: JANUARY Saturday, Jan. 4 vs. Wyoming

Sunday, Jan. 11 vs. Utah State

Tuesday, Jan. 14 vs. Boise State

Wednesday, Jan. 29 vs. Colorado State

PLAN YOUR TRIP Wolf Pack Men’s Basketball Lawlor Events Center, Reno

FEBRUARY Saturday, Feb. 1 vs. Air Force

Wednesday, Feb. 12 vs. Fresno State

Tuesday, Feb. 18 vs. San Jose State

Various dates unr.edu/lawlor, 775-784-4444

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<statewide> EVENTS NEW YEAR’S DAY HIKE Lahontan State Recreation Area Jan. 1 parks.nv.gov, 775-577-2235 USA BMX NATIONAL SCHEDULE Livestock Events Center, Reno Jan. 10-12 usabmx.com, 480-961-1903 NATIONAL WINTER TRAILS DAY Tahoe Meadows Jan. 12 tahoerimtrail.com, 775-298-4485 CONTINENTAL CUP OF CURLING Downtown Las Vegas Jan. 16-19 curling.ca/2014continentalcup-en, 775-622-3345 WHITE PINE FIRE & ICE SHOW Cave Lake State Park Jan. 17-19 elynevada.net, 800-496-9350 ICE HOLE GOLF TOURNAMENT Eagle Valley Reservoir Jan. 18 parks.nv.gov, 775-728-4460 BREW HAHA John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Sparks Jan. 24 janugget.com, 800-648-1177 TEDXUNIVERSITYOFNEVADA University of Nevada, Reno Jan. 24 tedxuniversityofnevada.org

ROTARY ICE-FISHING DERBY Cave Lake State Park Jan. 25 elynevada.net, 800-496-9350 MESQUITE BALLOON FESTIVAL Mesquite Jan. 25-26 mesquitegaming.com, 877-438-2929 RENO-TAHOE SENIOR GAMES Various locations, Reno Feb. 2-14 reno.gov, 775-334-4636 BRANSONFEST OUT WEST CasaBlanca Resort, Mesquite Feb. 3-5 casablancaresort.com, 877-438-2929 LAUGHLIN COIN, CURRENCY, STAMP, & JEWELRY EXPO Colorado Belle, Laughlin Feb. 7-9 visitlaughlin.com, 866-226-0507 LOVER’S ALOFT WEEKEND MacDougal Sports Complex, Lovelock Feb. 13-15 loverslock.com, 775-273-1800 VALENTINE’S DAY BALL & GALA The Resort on Mount Charleston, Las Vegas Feb. 15 veteransinpolitics.org, 702-238-5134 EAGLES & AGRICULTURE Carson Valley Feb. 21-23 carsonvalleynv.org, 775-782-8144

MARDI GRAS VEGAS Springs Preserve, Las Vegas Mar. 1 springspreserve.com, 702-822-7700

SHOWS SHEEP DIP John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Sparks Jan. 17-18 janugget.com, 800-648-1177 BOOKER T. JONES Harrah’s, Stateline Jan. 18 southshoreroom.com, 800-745-3000 BEATLES VS. STONES Harrah’s, Reno Thru Jan. 19 harrahsreno.com, 775-786-3232 MAMA MIA! Pioneer Center, Reno Jan. 24-26 pioneercenter.com, 775-686-6610 PABLO CRUISE Harrah’s, Stateline Jan. 25 southshoreroom.com, 800-745-3000 ICE FANTASY Eldorado, Reno Thru Jan. 26 eldoradoreno.com, 800-648-5966

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NATIONAL COWBOY POETRY GATHERING BILL ENGVALL Silver Legacy, Reno Jan. 31 silverlegacy.com, 775-325-7401

ELKO’S REVERED WESTERN CELEBRATION ENTERS ITS 30TH YEAR.

CHIPPENDALES FEATURING IAN ZIERING Harrah’s, Reno Jan. 30-Feb. 1 harrahsreno.com, 775-786-3232 THE GAME SHOW SHOW Good Luck Macbeth Theatre, Reno Jan. 31-Feb. 22 goodluckmacbeth.org, 775-322-3716 BILLY GARDELL John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Sparks Feb. 1 janugget.com, 800-648-1177 TOAD THE WET SPROCKET Harrah’s, Stateline Feb. 1 southshoreroom.com, 800-745-3000 CLINT BLACK Grand Sierra Resort, Reno Feb. 14 grandsierraresort.com, 800-648 3568 RING OF FIRE Eldorado, Reno Feb. 22-Apr. 20 eldoradoreno.com, 800-648-5966 PENTATONIX Grand Sierra Resort, Reno Feb. 23 grandsierraresort.com, 800-648-3568

MATTHEW B. BROWN

From January 27 to February 1, Elko hosts a celebration of western people, lifestyles, and traditions during the 30th annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. The gathering pays homage to rural life in the West, immersing attendees in cowboy culture. After 29 successful years, thousands of urban and rural folks alike continue to make the pilgrimage to northeastern Nevada to experience the festival that includes poetry, music, culture, art, film, crafts, and cuisines. The gathering offers lively performances by an array of poets and musicians—including singer and songwriter Kristyn Harris, vocal duo Big Harmonies, and western music and comedy group Riders in the Sky. The event also features renowned animal welfare advocate, professor, and author Dr. Temple Grandin, who will be delivering the keynote address. Besides poetry and music, guests can PLAN YOUR TRIP expect myriad activities including a silent aucNational Cowboy Poetry Gathering tion and various workshops and classes. RawElko hide braiding, Dutch-oven cooking, and even Jan. 27-Feb. 1 a hat-making workshop can all be enjoyed westernfolklife.org, 888-880-5885 during the gathering.

ALSO IN ELKO

Clint Black

GREAT BASIN COWBOY GEAR SHOW & SALE The Great Basin Cowboy Gear Show & Sale presents the finest quality items available from contemporary artists and craftsmen in the trades of saddle and spur making, PLAN YOUR TRIP silversmithing, and rawhide braiding. Great Basin Cowboy Gear Show & Sale Cash prizes are awarded for the top three Northeastern Nevada Museum, Elko items as voted on by attendees. The show Jan. 21-Feb. 9 includes a category for boots, chaps, and exploreelko.com, 775-738-4091 other custom-crafted items.

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UNEARTHLY EXHIBIT MATERIALIZES AT THE NATIONAL ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM IN LAS VEGAS. One of the most illustrious and cryptic focuses of conspiracy theorists, UFO enthusiasts, and curiosity seekers for decades, Area 51 continues to be shrouded in mystery. Located adjacent to the Nevada Test Site, this secluded section of desert has become synonymous with alien spacecraft, beings from other planets, and impenetrable security. However, visitors to the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas can now explore the highly classified world via the award-winning exhibit “Area 51: Myth or Reality.” Organized in coordination with former CIA officers, military aviators, Area 51 workers, and respected members of the UFO community, the interactive exhibit gives an inside look at the mysterious base. Visitors receive an authorization badge and secret instructions before passing through a “Q clearance” security checkpoint. They are then greeted by a “man in black” before learning about the Roswell crash, viewing UFO crash site debris, witnessing an alien autopsy, and exploring the science behind space travel. Guests also have a chance to discover the origins of the nation’s MiG reverse engineering program, learn about the trials and tribulations of getting the U-2 spy plane program off the ground, view authentic artifacts from the different spy-plane programs developed in the Nevada desert, and find out about other formerly top-secret technologies tested at Area 51..

PLAN YOUR TRIP Area 51: Myth or Reality National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas Ongoing nationalatomictestingmuseum.org, 702-794-5151

EVENTS & EXHIBITS ART ENCOUNTER The Forum Shops at Caesars, Las Vegas Ongoing forumshops.com, 702-893-4800 EMPTY MANSIONS Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas Ongoing museums.nevadaculture.org, 775-687-4810 50 GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHS OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC The Venetian, Las Vegas Thru. Jan. 13 venetian.com, 702-414-1000 TOULOUSE-LAUTREC & LA VIE MODERNE: PARIS 1880–1919 Nevada Museum of Art, Reno Thru Jan. 19 nevadaart.org, 775-329-1541

FRANCES HUMPHREY LECTURE SERIES: THE NEVADA DISCOVERY RIDE Nevada State Museum, Carson City Jan. 23 museums.nevadaculture.org, 775-687-4810 ART OF THE WEST RECEPTION & GREAT BASIN GEAR SHOW Northeastern Nevada Museum, Elko Jan. 31 museumelko.org, 775-738-3418 DEMONSTRATION OF COIN PRESS NO. 1 Nevada State Museum, Carson City Jan. 31 museums.nevadaculture.org, 775-687-4810 FINDING FRÉMONT: PATHFINDER OF THE WEST Nevada State Museum, Carson City Thru Oct. museums.nevadaculture.org, 775-687-4810

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NEVADA DAY IN CARSON CITY

BY DAVI D TOLL

It is Nevada Day, the grandest 72-hour day of our year, and the great Nevada Day Parade in Carson City is its most splendid expression. The parade is a gaudy and authentic three-hour procession of floats, bands, and marching groups. The parade began months before of course, and is the climax of elaborate planning and preparation. Volunteers mark off the staging points for the 200 parade entries before sunrise, with anxious looks up into the crack of dawn. Will it be sun today or snow? Sun! We only have 15 miles to Carson City; other parade-goers have been on the road for hours before we even set out. It’s full day as we drive down into Eagle Valley from the east. Ahead of us, bright dots are pinned to the sky: a flight of balloons suspended in the crisp morning air. Early arrivals in Carson City are at the Governor’s Mansion for a pancake breakfast provided by the Carson City Republican Women club. Spectators have already unpacked their camp chairs and staked out places on the curb, kids are running around, and vendors are setting up their counters while their pots, pans, and grills heat up. Because traditional Nevada Day is October 31, many people are wearing their Halloween costumes even though Nevada Day is only sometimes on the 31st. Now, it’s the last Friday in October whatever the date, and the parade is the next day. Promptly and proudly at 10 a.m., the parade begins with a rumble as a phalanx of helmeted motorcycle officers rolls south on Carson Street, drawing the rest of the entries into line behind

them one line at a time out of their side streets into the procession. Here comes Senator Dean Heller on horseback! A whole posse of other officials and political figures and figurines come trooping after him, and the parade is on. The White Pine County School band bursts into music at the head of the parade and there were other bands both afoot and afloat scattered along its length. There was a small squadron of Model A’s, some rodeo queens from Fernley, and the Nevada Silver Tappers. The parade was more than the floats, marchers, bands, and horses; it was the beautiful day. The trees aflame in the sun, the families, the traditions, the beer and burgers, the ‘ting-ting-ting’ of the single jacks driving into granite, and the memories. It is pleasing to think the spirit of the state was held in suspension within that clear, clean air coming from the mountains, and maybe for a little while it was.

Are We There Yet?

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Looking for more EVENTS&SHOWS Nevada events & shows? We invite you to visit our Nevada tourism partners. Refer to the full-page map on page 40 for city and town locations.

LAKE TAHOE

Minden (Town of) townofminden.com, 775-782-5976

Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority tahoesouth.com, 530-544-5050

Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation pyramidlake.us, 775-574-1000

North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureau gotahoenorth.com, 888-434-1262

Sparks (City of) cityofsparks.us, 775-353-5555

NORTHERN NEVADA City of Reno reno.gov, 775-334-INFO Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority visitrenotahoe.com, 800-FOR-RENO Battle Mountain (Lander County Convention & Tourism Authority) battlemountaintourism.com, 775-635-1112 Black Rock Desert (Friends of Black Rock High Rock) blackrockdesert.org, 775-557-2900

Mesquite Balloon Festival

Virginia City Tourism Commission visitvirginiacitynv.com, 800-718-7587 Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority visitfallonnevada.com, 866-432-5566 Fernley (City of) cityoffernley.org, 775-784-9800 Gardnerville (Town of) gardnerville-nv.gov, 775-782-7134 Genoa (Town of) genoanevada.org, 775-782-8696

Carlin (City of) explorecarlinnv.com, 775-754-6354

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce austinnevada.com, 775-964-2200

Carson City Convention & Visitors Bureau visitcarsoncity.com, 800-NEVADA-1

Hawthorne Convention Center visitmineralcounty.com, 775-945-5854

Carson Valley Visitors Authority visitcarsonvalley.org, 800-727-7677

Jackpot (Cactus Petes) jackpotnevada.com, 800-821-1103

Dayton Chamber of Commerce daytonnvchamber.org, 775-246-7909

Jarbidge jarbidge.org

Elko Convention & Visitors Authority exploreelko.com, 800-248-3556

Lovelock loverslock.com, 775-273-7213

Eureka County Economic Development Program eurekacounty.com, 775-237-5484

Mason Valley Chamber of Commerce masonvalleychamberofcommerce.com, 775-463-2245

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Spring Creek (Association) springcreeknv.net, 775-753-6295

Wells Chamber of Commerce wellsnevada.com, 775-752-3540 West Wendover (City of) westwendovercity.com, 866-299-2489 White Pine County Tourism and Recreation Board (Ely) elynevada.net, 800-496-9350 Winnemucca Convention & Visitors Authority winnemucca.nv.us, 800-962-2638

SOUTHERN NEVADA City of Las Vegas lasvegasnevada.gov, 702-229-6011 Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority lasvegas.com, 877-847-4858 Beatty Chamber of Commerce beattynevada.org, 866-736-3716 Biking Las Vegas bikinglasvegas.com, 702-430-1638 Boulder City Chamber of Commerce bouldercitychamber.com, 702-293-2034

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<tourism partners> More Nevada events and shows: travelnevada.com/events-shows

ART/PERFORMING ARTS Arts Las Vegas artslasvegas.org, 702-229-6511 Brewery Arts Center, Carson City breweryarts.org, 775-883-1976 BrĂźka Theatre, Reno bruka.org, 775-323-3221 Eureka Opera House eurekacounty.com, 775-237-6006 Goldwell Open Air Museum goldwellmuseum.org, 702-870-9946 Oats Park Art Center, Fallon churchillarts.org, 775-423-1440 Pioneer Center, Reno pioneercenter.com, 775-686-6600

Lovelock CHARLIE JOHNSTON

Goldfield Chamber of Commerce goldfieldnevada.org, 775-485-3560

Pahrump visitpahrump.com, 866-722-5800

Henderson (City of) hendersonlive.com, 702-267-2171

Primm (Valley Resorts) primmvalleyresorts.com, 888-386-7867

Las Vegas Welcome Center at Primm Located at the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, 702-874-1360

Rachel rachel-nevada.com, 775-729-2515

Laughlin Visitor Information Center visitlaughlin.com, 800-452-8445 Lincoln County lincolncountynevada.com, 877-870-3003 Mesquite (City of) mesquitenv.gov, 702-346-5295 Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce moapavalleychamber.com, 702-398-7160 Nevada Welcome Center at Boulder City visitbouldercity.com, 702-294-1252 Nevada Welcome Center at Mesquite visitmesquite.com, 877-637-7848

Tonopah (Town of) tonopahnevada.com, 775-482-6336

Piperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Opera House, Virginia City piperslive.com, 775-847-0433 Reno Little Theater renolittletheater.org, 775-813-8900 The Smith Center for the Performing Arts thesmithcenter.com, 702-749-2012 Western Folklife Center, Elko westernfolklife.org, 775-738-7508 Yerington Theatre for the Arts yeringtonarts.com, 775-463-1783

TERRITORIES

For more arts events in the state:

Cowboy Country cowboycountry.com Indian Territory nevadaindianterritory.com, 775-687-8333

NATIONAL PARKS

Las Vegas Territory lvterritory.com, 702-348-4708

Great Basin National Park nps.gov/grba, 775-234-7517

Nevada Silver Trails nevadasilvertrails.com

Death Valley National Park nps.gov/deva, 760-786-3200

Pony Express Territory ponyexpressnevada.com, 888-359-9449 Reno-Tahoe Territory renotahoe.com, 775-687-7410

STATE PARKS Nevada State Parks parks.nv.gov, 775-684-2770

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I D A H O

Denio

McDermitt

292

140

Jackpot

Owyhee

225

95

93

Jarbidge

Mountain City

140 298

Orovada

Wild Horse Reservoir

Paradise Valley

226

140

Tuscarora

290

95

Golconda

Imlay

Rye Patch Reservoir

Empire

229

80

294

Gerlach

225

789

WINNEMUCCA

447

Valmy

766

BATTLE MOUNTAIN

400

Pyramid Lake

232

WEST WENDOVER

Lamoille 229

306

ALT 93

93

Jiggs

Crescent Valley 278

Rochester

398

LOVELOCK

447

Angel Lake

228

Beowawe

305

231

223

80

WELLS

230

767

Oreana 399

227

CARLIN

Unionville

401

Spring ELKO Creek

806

Mill City

Montello

93

Midas

Ruby Lake

397

445

Sutcliffe

Lake Tahoe 50

429

207

STATELINE 206 Genoa

278 305

Hazen

828

723

FALLON

SPARKS 50 Silver Springs 117 341 Virginia Stagecoach 120 City Lahontan DAYTON Fort Reservoir 95 Moundhouse Churchill

28

Zephyr Cove

95

Wadsworth

RENOFERNLEY

Washoe 431 Lake

Crystal Bay

80

YERINGTON

MINDEN GARDNERVILLE 823

395

339

Smith

A

50

McGill

Great Basin National Park

ELY

Kingston

6 50

6

361

839

893

490 376

Sand Springs

488 894

S Schurz Gabbs

Baker

Preston Lund

379

Carvers Hadley

361

Walker Lake

Duckwater

Ione

844

95 HAWTHORNE

L

892

AUSTIN 722

208

338

93

EUREKA

50

Middlegate

Wellington

208

C

50

121

116

Carson City 88

U T A H

445

395

Cherry Creek

Nixon

446

Round Mountain Belmont

487

318

377

Luning

6

Manhattan

93

Mina

I

359

F

O

95

360

R

N

I

773

265

N E V A D A

95

Dyer

322

PIOCHE 320

Blair

264

A

6

TONOPAH

6 264

375

376

6 95

319

318

Silver Peak

Extraterrestrial Rachel Highway

93

Hiko 375

CALIENTE 317

Ash Springs

266

Gold Point

PANACA

Goldfield

Alamo

774

Bonnie Claire 267

93

95 Rhyolite BEATTY

MESQUITE

374

168

Death Valley National Park

Mercury

373

15 157

372

PAHRUMP Mt. Charleston

LAS VEGAS 147

159

HENDERSON

Blue Diamond

N

Mountain Springs

160

MILES

50

Goodsprings

95

604

165

Jean

Nelson

Primm 164

Searchlight 95

Cal Nev Ari 163

40

162

LAUGHLIN

A R I Z O N A

25

Lake Mead

93 BOULDER CITY

215 161

0

Logandale OVERTON Valley of Fire State Park

95 156

160

169

Glendale

Indian Springs

Amargosa Valley

Moapa

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