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A Century of Rodeo


Regional Art Show opens July 1 in Fernley EVENTS

Americana Music Festival set for July 19 - 21 in Virginia City

Photo by Lee Raine

Elko’s Silver State Stampede marks 101 years, while the McDermitt Rodeo turns 100

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July 13 brings Wine Walk, Rodeo and Art in the Park

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Volume 3, Issue 7

CONTENTS Let's go to the rodeo!

Inside Northern Nevada is published monthly at Winnemucca Publishing, 1022 S. Grass Valley Road, Winnemucca, NV 89445 Call us toll free at (866) 644-5011

Publisher Peter Bernhard

General Manager Holly Rudy-James

Editor J. Carmen Kofoed (775) 623-5011 ext. 207

Staff Writers Heather Hill, Jessica Powell, Jolyn Young, Joyce Sheen, Alicia Craig

Contributors Carol Petrie, Jan Ehlert, Alicia Craig

Chance Peila rides saddle bronc in the McDermitt Ranch Hand Rodeo

Sales Representatives Lora Mattingly-Enget

Photo courtesy Mary Williams Hyde,

Mildred Ferraro

Rodeo is big in northern Nevada — and it's long lived, too. The Elko Silver State Stampede Rodeo enters its second century this year — and in McDermitt, ranch hands have been strutting their stuff in public for 100 years. Page 6 Brigitte Guerrero Kayla Love-Koseck Rhonda Coleman

Office Manager & Bookkeeper Tracy Wadley

Graphic Design Joe Plummer, Production Manager Sierra Holm, Designer

Circulation Manager Sharon Vedis Inside Northern Nevada Magazine cannot be held responsible for the reliability of events, press releases or news posted or the actions and occurrences during any events, press releases or news posted here or on the Web site. We do not confirm submissions from promoters, public relations representatives or outside news sources, but simply provide postings as a community service to our readers. The opinions expressed in Inside Northern Nevada Magazine do not necessarily reflect those of the editor, publishers or their agents. No part of Inside Northern Nevada Magazine may be reproduced, transmitted or used in any form or by any means either wholly or in part, without the prior permission of Winnemucca Publishing.


SHADES OF BLACK — The Rising Sun art gallery in Fallon hosts the pen and ink works of Tom Goodson in July. Page 10

REGULAR FEATURES Elko Events and Happenings

AMERICANA MUSIC FEST — Virginia City celebrates the roots of American music with a festival celebrating country, bluegrass and more. Page 17


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At the Movies

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The Wine Guys: Heritance

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Your Monthly Horoscope


Need a little art? How about making some yourself? The Nevada Museum of Art offers a wide variety of classes.

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Kiddie Parade part of July 4 celebration in Lovelock LOVELOCK "American Dreams" is the theme for this year’s Fourth of July Kiddie Parade sponsored by the Pershing County Cattlewomen. The parade is open to all children 12 years old and under. All participants please meet to register for the parade at the Lovelock Depot on Thursday,

July 4 at 9:40 a.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Please, nothing bigger than a “child’s red wagon” or a small bike will be allowed in the parade. No live animals are allowed in the parade, for example, no cats, dogs, or ponies. For additional information call Amanda Burrows at (775) 273-1419. 

Welcome to

Winnemucca Silver State International Rodeo July 1-6 44-Hour Softball Tournament July 19-21 Fifties Fever Car Show August 2-4 Tri-County Fair & Stampede August 29-September 1

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Carson City Library hosts unique presentation by violin maker Becky Crowe to present 'Making a Cello' on July 11 CARSON CITY Becky Crowe, a member of the Carson City Symphony's cello section, will present a lecture called "The Making of a Cello" on Thursday, July 11 at 6 p.m. at the Carson City Library Auditorium. After studying for a year making violins with luthier Paul Schuback in Portland, Ore., she built a double bass and three cellos, including the one she plays in the Carson City Symphony. She is currently working on

a smaller cello that she plans to donate to the Symphony's youth program, Strings in the

Schools. The event is free and open to the public. 

'Our Town' like you've never seen it RENO In an important publishing event is brought ot life by the Reno Little Theater in July. Samuel French, in cooperation with the Thornton Wilder estate recently released the playwright’s definitive version of "Our Town." This edition of the play differs only slightly from previous acting editions, yet it presents "Our Town" as Thornton Wilder wished it to be performed. Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Cor-

ners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre—die. Thornton Wilder’s final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally.

Performances are July 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m.; with matinees on July 14, 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. The Reno Little Theater is located at 147 E. Pueblo St., Reno. Individual tickets may be purchased at the box office an hour before a show; or by mail with check: RLT, P.O. Box 7071, Reno, NV 89510; or by phone with credit/debit card: 775-8138900. Tickets are $15 per adult; $12 for students and seniors. For more information visit them online at, or call (775) 329-0661. 

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101 Years of Rodeo Silver State Stampede begins its next century


By Jolyn Young, INN

he oldest rodeo in Nevada will take place in Elko this July 11-13.

Locals and out-of-towners will compete for buckles and prize money in seven Professional Rodeo Cowboys’ Association (PRCA) sanctioned events, as well as two local events. John Michael Montgomery will kick off the rodeo with a concert on Thursday night. Mutton busting will kick off the action each night at 6 p.m., followed by the PRCA performance at 7 p.m. A trade show will be held throughout the rodeo, and the Jeff Palmer band will play live music for a dance

by the Cowboy Bar following each performance. Professional cowboys and cowgirls will compete in the bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, and barrel racing events. Both working cowboys and professionals can compete in the popular Old West Bronc Riding contest, now in its 11th year. The event is sanctioned by the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association (WSRRA), giving the riders a chance to qualify for the WSRRA Finals in Winnemucca this fall. This year’s contest has changed from two go-rounds to one long go-round split over two

Photos by Lee Raine, Special to INN

Above, a tie-down roper dismounts and races toward his calf before the rope comes tight in the 2012 Centennial Silver State Stampede. At left, a Bar T Rodeo Company Mexican fighting bull clears the arena during the Ring of Fear event. nights, July 12-13. The event is limited to 24 riders, and $3,000 will be added to the pot. In addition, prizes include a handmade bedroll quilt by Timmy Lyn DeLong, handmade custom boots by Kelly Martin, Garcia spurs, and a trophy buckle. Last year’s winner was Tuscarora’s Cowboy Rodriguez. Victor Madrigal placed second, and Malachi McLain took third. Call Ralph Chiquete with questions at (775) 397-2275 or (775) 777-3293. Visit www.silverstatestampede. com for entry forms. The rodeo’s other local event, 6 | Inside Northern Nevada | JULY 2013

the Ring of Fear, will once again feature amateur bullfighters squaring off against a fighting bull. The last contestant to leave his or her designated circle once the bull is turned into the arena will walk (or limp) away $500 richer. Last year, Nathan Morgan won Friday’s event and Jordan Brough received $250 for leaving his ring and forfeiting his chance of winning to help his friend who was taken down by the bull. Severin Richey won Saturday’s event. Whether competing or spectating, rodeo attendees will enjoy

top-notch performances by the bucking stock. The late Red “Bud” Kerby, past owner of the Stampede’s regular stock contracting company Bar T Rodeo Company, will be inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame this year. Kerby is second-generation Hall of Fame inductee; his father Swanny was inducted as a stock contractor as well in 1997. Based out of Utah, Bar T Rodeo Company has been a family operation for over 50 years. Kerby’s daughter Wendie and son-in-law Jeff Flitton now have the company 

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“It’s the broncs and the blood; it’s the steers and the mud, and they call the thing rodeo.”

— Garth Brooks

McDermitt marks century of competition with July 4-5 Ranch Rodeo


McDERMITT odeo has been almost endemic to McDermitt for the last 100 years.

The small border town whose initial economy was based on sheep and cattle ranching always harbored a zest for celebration and a high spirited good time; bronc riding and horse racing along with a few spirits and the Fourth of July provided the meld that brought respite from labors. The unpaved main street became the arena where the events began. Broncs were brought in from local ranches and snubbed to cars. The cowboy who mounted had no vision of his destination, bringing excitement when his mount ended up amongst the spectators, or in someone’s yard. In 1949 a group of businessmen concurred that an official rodeo was in order. As a result of their concerted efforts official rodeo grounds were erected near the current location of the Diamond A Motel — complete with a grandstand transported from Paradise Valley. A herd of wild horses was gathered for bucking stock and the games were on. During the ensuing decade a plethora of titillating Wild-West episodes created legends for the small town. In the late 1950’s the rodeo grounds was moved across the state line to its present site in Oregon. For many years the event enjoyed a continued interest and attendance, with riding events filled to capacity, and 90 to 100 teams in the team roping. Of course, there was horse racing—always a quarter mile race and a stick race (baton relay), and often a brush race which originated north of the rodeo grounds in sagebrush country and ended in front of the grandstand. Street events featuring events for children and adults replaced earlier activities on the then-paved main street. Footraces spanned generations, and the Tug of War was

Josh Prom puts in a good ride in the saddle bronc competition during last year's McDermitt Ranch Hand Rodeo

Mary Williams Hyde, Special to INN

a highly contested event. Sack races, egg and balloon tosses, and a myriad of similar events have provided entertainment throughout the years. Street dances have extended well into the early morning, and many a fray has arisen as the celebration wore on. In 1983 the Western Horseman Magazine characterized the Twin States Stampede as “colorful and authentic”. Authentic it was. Cowboys riding horses into bars, fights reminiscent of western films, but the years

brought change. The Fourth of July became the date of many events in the surrounding area. The Twin States Stampede became the McDermitt Ranch Hand Rodeo in 1989. The Ranch rodeo typically hosts 16-21 teams. Street events continue to entertain young and old following the first performance of the rodeo. Horse racing has been absent for a few years, but is to be reinstated as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the McDermitt Rodeo on July 4, 2013. The legacy lives on. 

McDermitt Ranch Rodeo Schedule of Events Thursday July 4 11:30 a.m. — Ranch Rodeo Calcutta Noon — Ranch Rodeo Performance Events for Restless Cowboys and Cowgirls During first Centennial Performance Ages 5 and under – Stick Horse Barrels Ages 6 -9 Dummy Roping Ages 10 -12 Dummy Roping 7 p.m. — Street Events Ages 1 -5 Straw Hunt, Pinwheel Race, & Ribbon Race Ages 5 -9 Egg Race, Water Balloon Toss, & Boot Race Ages 10 – 13 Water Balloon Toss, Sack Race, Boy’s & Girl’s Foot Races Ages 14 -17 Egg Toss, Balloon Pop, & Boy’s & Girl’s Foot races 8 | Inside Northern Nevada | JULY 2013

Ages 18 & Up Ladies’ Egg Race, Men’s Foot Race, Balloon Toss (Coed) Ladies’ Dummy Roping Men’s Dummy Roping 9 p.m. — Street Dance. Sponsored by Say When Casino and McDermitt Rodeo Board. Rex Edgar Enterprises – DJ & Light Show Friday, July 5 10 a.m. — Ranch Rodeo Performance Ranch Bronc Riding Buck Off – Top Five July 5th (End of Performance) Ranch Horse Race (Scant ¼ Mile) July 5th (End of Performance) Both Events to be Calcutta

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Fallon Gallery shows pen and ink works through July


he Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studios on Maine Street in Fallon will feature the works of pen and ink artist Tom Goodson during the month of July, beginning on Monday, July 8.

Being semi-retired, Tom says he now has some time to bring out the artists tools and do what he thoroughly enjoys. He has dabbled in different mediums...i.e. oils, acrylics, charcoal, pencil and pen & ink since the age of 15; he has found that pen & ink can be most unforgiving in the areas of pen stroke mistakes or composition, but visually the finished product can be most pleasing. Black and White pictures, as in the cinema, can easily portray moods or nuances that colour sometimes fails to depict fully. Tom states that he usually draws to relax and chooses subjects that interest him at the moment. He shies away from portraits as he prefers not to rely on 'perfect' renditions. A lot of his time was spent 'doodling' but his wife encouraged him to be a little more creative and expand the size and subject matter of his art. The selected pieces being displayed have taken many enjoyable hours to complete and he hopes the public will find them as appealing as he enjoyed drawing them. Other local artists will also have works on display throughout the month of July. The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. For further information on this or other events or art classes, call Patricia at 775-294-4135 or at 

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Kids bring 'Alice' to life in Winnemucca WINNEMUCCA — The Missoula Children's Theater brings their weeklong drama camp to Winnemucca July 22 - 29. Alice in Wonderland rehearsals start July 22 with two performances on Saturday, July 27. "Alice in Wonderland" is an original adaptation based on Lewis Carroll’s classic. Alice heads down the rabbit hole, and in the course of her adventures, Alice meets a band of Flowers, the King and Queen of Hearts, a giant Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat and many other characters. To receive more information call Missoula Children’s Theatre Local Summer Camp at 625-8356 or Jean at 304-5955 or 

The 'Herb Lady'

Dayton grower part of Fernley Farmer's Market FERNLEY


By Mary Jean Kelso, Special to INN Tricia and Rusty Hyde like growing herbs. In fact, they like it so well they produce between 60 to 80 varieties of herbs at their Dayton home. “It began as a challenge from a friend,” Tricia Hyde of Hyde’s Herbs said. “Mike Van Camp of Campie’s Lavender Patch said if we didn’t do it — he would.” So, a friendly dare led to a new career and the couple watching their small business grow. When the Hydes retired they were looking for something to do to stay busy. And they found it! Now, they are occupied 24/7 with studying the plants, growing herbs and attending outdoor markets throughout the area at least four days a week. Thursday evenings from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (except July 4th) they join a long list of other growers and crafters at Skyridge Outdoor Market in Fernley. Sponsored by Brigitte Schoofs, owner of Grate Thyme Kitchen, the market is held at 150 E. Main Street (Skyridge Plaza). Along with food vendors and crafters there is usually musical entertainment each Thursday. Throughout July, fine art, with works from 20+

Tahoe Players bring 'Les Mis' to John Ascuaga's Nugget

Mary Jean Kelso, Special to INN

Tricia Hyde shows off one of her locally-grown herbs while her husband, Rusty, discusses the plants at Skyridge Outdoor Market. artists (the Regional Art Show), is on display inside Grate Thyme Kitchen’s gallery. For further information about Hyde’s Herbs call 775-246-9878. Contact Brenda Retterer at 775-843-0820 for details on the Regional Art Show. Follow Skyridge Outdoor Market on Facebook, email or phone Lisa Young at 775-287-2811 for questions about the market. 

Tahoe Players Performing Arts Association and Toccata Symphony Orchestra bring the wildly popular "Les Miserables" to John Ascuaga's Nugget for four performance July 25 - 28. In this first collaboration with Toccata Symphony Orchestra, the Tahoe Players are sure to bring a spark to July! For more tickets or more information visit or call (800) 648-1177. 

Carson Chamber Singers perform The Carson Chamber Singers, under the direction of Michael Langham, will be performing their first Artown concert on Thursday, July 25, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Reno. For information about joining either the Carson Chambers Singers or the Carson City Symphony Chorus, call the Symphony Association at 775-883-4154. 

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Elko County Art Club to host annual Art in the Park ELKO By Carol Petrie, Special to INN


t's a beautiful blend of art, music and fun!

If you’re looking for artistic inspiration, or just the opportunity to spend the day with family and friends enjoying the beautiful summer weather, the Elko County Art Club’s 29th Annual Art in the Park event is the place to be. The event will be held at the Main Elko City Park from 9 a.m.5 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, and from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. According to event coordinator Brandy Miller, the show will feature handmade items by local

artists and crafters from six states, as well as numerous food vendors and a variety of entertainment. Visitors will also have the unique opportunity to watch local artists at work as they participate in the “quick draw” event and other artistic demonstrations. Miller added that younger attendees also have a variety of activities to participate in including the always-favorite train rides and the newly added pony rides. One of the busiest booths during this annual event is the Jar Raffle booth. Vendors of the annual event are given an opportunity to donate an item for the two-day event’s famous jar raffle. “Jars are placed in front of

each donated raffle item, so raffle participants can place their tickets in the jars of the items they hope to win. Those wishing to participate in the raffle may purchase tickets throughout the event at the Jar Raffle booth for $1 each, or $5 for 6,” said Miller, adding, “This is our group’s main fundraising event for the year.” “Monies raised during the jar raffle along with some of the event proceeds go towards funding 3, $1,000 scholarships for Elko County High School senior art students, the group’s art gallery and club, and bringing in outside artists for art classes,” she said. So if you’re looking for some creative inspiration, or an opportunity to add to your collection of artwork, the 29th Annual Art in the Park may be just the perfect summer time event for you. For more information on the event, contact Miller at (775) 778-0904, (775) 388-0367, or (775) 388-2764.  12 | Inside Northern Nevada | JULY 2013

Carol Petrie, Special to INN

Above, Leather Brush artist Young Kim, works diligently on a commissioned piece of artwork during Art in the Park. Below, Art in the Park visitors had a tough time choosing between the wide assortments of handcrafted magnets on display at the Magnetic Garden booth.

Mary Jean Kelso, Special to INN

Pictured above (L to R back row) is Ron Cunningham, Judi Crawford, Carol Baker, Sharri Lou Casey, Dorothy Kusler, Bonnie Wright and Tom Jackson. (L to R) Center row is Diane Sewell and Dolly Sprekal. Framed in front is Nancy Campbell and her daughter Murielle.

Regional Art Show opens July 1 FERNLEY By Mary Jean Kelso, Special to INN


ixteen-year-old Murielle Campbell is the youngest participant in the area’s July Regional Art Show at the Grate Thyme Kitchen’s gallery. Daughter of Nancy and Jonathan Campbell, the junior at Fernley High School has received more than a dozen awards for her art work since 2008. She looks forward to pursuing a career in animation and fine art. The Nevada PTA Reflec-

tions competition presented the Award of Merit to Ms. Campbell for her work at the state level. As a representation of the Nevada competition, her work received national honor when it hung in Washington, DC. Ron Cunningham, Carol Baker, Dorothy Kusler, Diane Sewell, Judi Crawford, Bonnie Wright, Dolly Strekal, Paula Kerr and Neva Strong — all members of the Fernley Palettes and Pencils Art Group – will also be represented at the show. Additional regional artists showing their work includes: Robert Montanucci, Sharri Lou

Casey, Tom Jackson, Brenda Retterer, Patricia Kupferer Sammons, Jeannette Hale, Teddy Swecker, Alice Drendel, Lynne Bunt, Lexie Bever and several more. Artists will be presenting pen and ink and colored pencil drawings, oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings, collage, glass art and multi-medium pieces. The display, in this wide variety of mediums, will be available for viewing throughout July at 150 E. Main Street, Suite 470, (Skyridge Plaza) Fernley. For more information contact Brenda Retterer at (775) 8430820. 

Wingfest comes to downtown Reno Taste the best wings at the “Biggest Little Wing Fest,” set for July 4-6 in downtown Reno. With some smokin’ live music all weekend long, chicken wing vendors from all over competing for cash prizes, an amateur wing-eating contest and street faire vendors, Virginia Street is the All-American place to be for 4th of July weekend! The Silver Legacy has brought in cookers from near and far for your tasting pleasure. In addition to lots of food, there's a competition for cookers each day. And get in on the amateur

wing eating contest! It's 12 minutes of wingeating mania you don't want to miss — as a participant or a spectator. Live entertainment begins at Noon on Thursday July 4 and continues through 8 p.m. on Saturday. Bands include Northern Heat, Brodie Stewart, Michael Beck Band, Aces Up, Erin McKinney and Straight Country — a salute to George Strait. For more information about Silver Legacy Resort Casino and the Biggest Little Wing Fest, 2013, visit us online at or find us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. 








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A night with the Nuge!

Wango-Tango rocker Ted Nugent on stage in Wendover July 12


Ted Nugent


is sound is instantly recognizable — and thanks to a nearly half century career, his face is, too.

Motor City Madman Ted Nugent has been rocking stadium crowds since the late 1960s when he and the Amboy Dukes had a hit with "Journey to the Center of the Mind." After that, the guitar hero went solo, honed his distinctive style and began belting out rock anthems like "Cat Scratch Fever" and "Great White Buffalo." He's made waves on the political scene as well — with his pro-gun, pro-hunting stance gaining praise from some, scorn from others. Now northern Nevada audiences get a chance to enjoy Nugent on stage at the Wendover Concert Hall on Friday, July 12. Tickets start at just $15. For tickets or more information about concerts at the Wendover Concert Hall, visit, or call the Resorts at Wendover toll free at (800) 217-0049. 

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Quilts on display through August at Cookhouse Museum


attle Mountain quilter Joy-Lynn Cole will be displaying quilts and quilted wall hangings at the Battle Mountain Cookhouse Museum in July and August. A resident of Battle Mountain for 23 years, Cole has been quilting for more than 40 years, since her mid-teens. She has

been a member of the Battle Mountain Quilt Guild for 15 years. Self-taught, Cole said she started out sewing and from there picked up quilting. She said she has always had a love for quilts. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Its website is 


Battle Mountain Quilt Guild hosts show August 3 -4 The How the West Was Warmed Quilt Show is being put on by the Battle Mountain Quilt Guild and will be held at the Battle Mountain Civic Center on Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature more than 100 quilts, vendors and concessions. The concessions will feature local products. There will also be door prizes. 

Featuring the quilts of Joy-Lynn Cole on display through August! Don’t Miss These Displays: Native American Baskets • Antique Cameras • Vintage Eyeglasses Old School Desks • Post Office Boxes • Treadle Sewing Machine Vintage Clothing • Copper Still • SO MUCH MORE!


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Pops at the Ranch

Reno Philharmonic plans July full of pops concerts Performances range from patriotic fun to a Broadway Bash RENO & GENOA Pops at the Ranch kicks off a hot July of music with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra! On July 3, join the group for a beautiful evening in Bartley Ranch Park to celebrate the 4th of July with patriotic music. This annual concert features the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus with Dr. Jason Altieri, Conductor and Jennifer Tibben, Choral Director. Sponsored by the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation. This performance will be held from 8 - 10 p.m. at the Hawkins Amphitheatre, Bartley Ranch. Ad mission is free, although seating is limited. On July 4, the group travels to historic Genoa for Pops in the Park from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. The Sierra Philharmonic League organizes this familyfriendly event with clowns, strolling musicians, silent and live auctions, and a performance of patriotic music by the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dr. Jason Altieri. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra has performed at “Pops in the Park” in Genoa to capacity crowds for over 25 years, and could be the best kept 16 | Inside Northern Nevada | JULY 2013

secret in northern Nevada! Bring the family, a picnic and a blanket to Mormon State Park in Genoa. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. with the concert beginning at 4:30 p.m. On July 13, the Reno Phil performs a "Broadway Bash" as part of the Pops on the River festival at Wingfield Park in downtown Reno. The Broadway Bash is a perfect mix of classic and energetic Broadway favorites — mingled with great food, wine, good friends, costumes and table decorations, and plenty of fun in Downtown Reno’s Wingfield Park. Showcasing the unique styles of guest vocalists, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra with Laura Jackson at the helm will perform classic Pops favorites that will keep the Bash rolling all night long. Reserve your table today. Gates open at 5 p.m, and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Proceeds from this event help support the Reno Philharmonic Association, its expansive performance schedule and its diverse education programs. Sponsorship opportunities range from $5,000 to $375. Individual seats are $40 and are sold online and through the Reno Philharmonic office. For more information about any of these events, visit the Reno Philharmonic online at 


James Otto

Bands converge on Virginia City for July 19 - 21 event VIRGINIA CITY


ationally known artist artists in bluegrass, old time, blues and folk gather in Virginia City for a weekend full of Americana music and good times. Grab your guitar or banjo and show off your picking skills during jam sessions, or pick up some new techniques at the

workshops. Headlining the 6th annual festival is country star James

The Novelists

Otto, known for his chart-topping hit, “Just Got Started Lovin’ You.” The lineup includes more than 10 bluegrass and modern country bands (national, regional and local musicians) performing more than 30 shows. Also on stage will be The Novelists; The Tuttles with A.J. Lee; and Rita Hosking. For a detailed schedule of events, entertainment and venues visit the website, Weekend passes are just $20. The $30 all inclusive pass includes access to every musical act includ-

ing the headlining concerts Friday and Saturday night in downtown Virginia City. A $100 VIP pass that includes access to all shows, a pass for the Americana Music Festival Beer Crawl and exclusive perks to be announced. To purchase, click here. Concerts are held at five locations throughout Virginia

City including First Presbyterian Church, Piper's Opera House, Fourth Ward School, Delta Saloon festival parking lot located next to the Bucket of Blood, Virginia City Middle School and Red Dog Saloon. Headliner performances take place Friday and Saturday on the town’s main drag, C Street, which is closed for the event. 

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UNR opens trove of oral history transcripts on web RENO, Nev. (AP) — The 1897 heavyweight title fight between champion James Corbett and challenger Bob Fitzsimmons in Carson City has been well documented in the history books of Nevada. But did you know that Fitzsimmons, while training for the fight, attended church services at Nevada State Prison? Lucy Davis Crowell knew that. In fact, she and Fitzsimmons "sang out of the same hymn book

more than once." "He was very cordial and genial and happy-golucky, and everybody liked him," Crowell said in an interview in 1965. "He was very friendly, and he thoroughly enjoyed coming in there and holding service with us." Crowell's recollections of that interaction with Fitzsimmons— and her memories of Carson City at the turn of the 20th century —are part of a treasure trove of Nevada history in the collection

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of the University of Nevada Oral History Program, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. From the World War II recollections of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who were on the front lines of the action, to the early days of Nevada's gaming industry, to civil rights, ranching life, immigration and the words of state government leaders, the Oral History program has spent nearly 50 years documenting the voices of hundreds of Nevadans. And now, thanks to a five-year effort between the Oral History Program and the university's special collections department, those words are only a mouse click away. The transcripts of 577 interviews are online in a searchable database format, and more are to come by the end of the month. "We're finishing up a lot of unfinished projects," said Alicia Barber, director of the Oral History Program. "By the end of June, we're hoping it comes up to 770 interviews. The breadth is huge, and I think people are going to be amazed at what they can find." The Oral History Program has long been a valuable resource in the community. It was started in 1964 by the Desert Research Institute and its Center for North American Studies. Longtime interviewer Mary Ellen Glass worked there and focused on early state figures and community history. The program eventually moved to the University of Nevada, Reno and continued to grow under directors Tom King and Mary Larson. A number of the oral histories —such as autobiographies of former Lt. Gov. Sue Wagner and the late Reno Gazette-Journal columnist Rollan Melton, the history of Harolds Club and others—have been converted into book form and sold by the department. But it's probably fair to say the program is little known outside of academia and seasoned history researchers. Getting the information online opens the program to everyone, Barber said. "When I became director of the program in 2009, my top priority was creating some kind of online access to the transcripts," she said. "That was the year when the program lost all its state funding, so we really weren't sure how much time we would have to work on the program. Much of our priority was to make the transcripts as open as possible to as many people as possible." The effort led to Oral History teaming with an equally unsung treasure trove of Nevada history—the Special Collections Department inside the university's library. Special Collections has spent the past several years moving its content online for the public. The merging of the two efforts seemed a natural fit. "The whole structure has been created by the Special Collections Department," Barber said. In addition, all the tapes, documents, photographs and other items once housed in Oral History have been transferred to Special Collections and are available for reviews and research purposes at the library. "By the late '70s, they were saving the full audio of all the interviews," Barber said. "We have 3,600 hours of audio in the collection as well." The program is in the process of digitizing the audio files, converting them from reel-to-reel and cassette tapes, which have a tendency to break. "Having access to all of these transcripts online is really going to benefit everyone," Barber said. "From students _ younger students and older students _ to the general public, to professional researchers, to everyone. We have so many different ways to search the collection, people who have any kind of interest can find a way to search and get into these incredible collections." 

Elko Basque Club hosts 50th annual National Basque Festival ELKO

By Carol Petrie, Special to INN


or 50 years, it's been the biggest Basque Festival in the area!

Elko residents as well as visitors from throughout the United States and the World, descend upon the Northeastern Nevada town of Elko the first weekend in July for the much-anticipated National Basque Festival. This annual event began 50 years ago when the Elko Basque organization, the Elko Euzkaldunak Club, decided to organize a grand scale Basque festival and invite all of the existing Basque clubs to participate. Basque dancers, athletes, and musicians came to Elko for the event, and because of the geographical centrality of Elko to other Basque communities, and the success of the activities, Elko assumed the position of the site of the annual National Basque Festival. The festival is a celebration of traditional Basque culture and includes a parade, handball, strongman competitions, traditional food and wine, music, and Basque Dancing. With an abundance of activities spread over a 3-day week-

ELKOEvents & Happenings Save the date for these community events

July 4

July 19

Independence Day celebrations in Elko, Spring Creek, Carlin, Jarbidge and Wells

Family Skate Night For more information contact: Dawn Leyva 775-777-7260

July 20 - 21

July 5 - 7

Taylor Canyon Motorcycle Event. For more information contact: John Bland 775-744-4570

Elko Basque Festival

July 11 - 13 Mine Safety Olympiad

July 25 - 26

July 13 - 14

50th National Basque Festival Schedule of Events Friday July 5th 6:00 pm – Kickoff

July 13

Saturday July 6th 7:00 am – 5K Run/Walk, Elko Basque Clubhouse 8:00 am – Golf Tournament, Ruby View Golf Course 10:00 am – Parade, Downtown Elko 1:00 pm – Games & Dancing, Elko County Fairgrounds 9:00 pm – Dance, Elko Basque Clubhouse Sunday July 7th 11:00 am – Catholic Mass 12:30 – 2:00 pm – Basque Picnic 1:30 pm – Dance Performances & Basque Sport Exhibitions

end, July 5-7, this event is sure to have something everyone in the family will enjoy. Don’t forget to stop into one of the many

authentic local Basque eateries while attending the festival and

Art In the Park For more information contact: Brandy Miller/ Elko Co Art Club 775-778-0904

KRJC's Texaco Country Showdown Local Prelim. For more information contact: Stacey Sawyer 775-7389895.

July 13 Wine Walk For more information contact: Linda Vasey 775-778-9555

July 17 - 21 NQHA Silverstate Circuit

3rd Annual Super Summer Saddle Series in Carlin. Visit for more information

July 27 - 28 Elko Youth Rodeo. For more information contact: John Wright 775738-5816

July 27 Wells Car Show 5K & Kids One Miler. Visit for more information

July 27 - 29 Wells Fun Run Car Show and Cruise. For more information contact: Wells Chamber of Commerce 775-752-3540

enjoy the family style dining and good food these establishments are known for. For more information, go to, or call (775) 738-6854. 

Second Saturday wine walk coming to downtown Elko Second Saturdays continue to the best weekend of the month! The Wine Walks are from 4 –7 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy this event, simply pick up your glass and map at the Commercial Casino. All participants must be 21 with a valid ID. Cost for the event is $25 per person. The map will guide you through the participating business and give you an idea of which wines you will be sampling! Wine Walks are a wonderful time to stroll the entire downtown Elko area, enjoying the shops, businesses, wine and great people! 

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Head to Jarbidge for great Fourth of July fun Tiny town holds three-day celebration JARBIDGE

Empowerment Center to Raffle 2003 Harley Davidson

By Jolyn Young, INN

RENO — The Empowerment Center is launching a campaign to raise $20,000 for at-risk men and women in the Truckee Meadows. Hood Fire Pit Enclosures has donated an anniversary edition CVO Screamin' Eagle Road King, which will be raffled off to support Empowerment Center programs. Only 200 tickets will be sold, and they can be purchased for $100 each by contacting the organization office at (775) 853-5441 or HD@EmpowermentCenterNV. com . Tickets will be sold up to the drawing on Aug. 16th. The drawing will take place at The Empowerment Center's annual signature event, the Texas Hold 'Em Charity Poker Tournament held at the Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa.


hat the [bleep] is a Jarbidge?” reads a sign in one of the two restaurant/bars in Jarbidge, Nevada. Locals say it is a variation of the word ‘Tsawhawbitts,’ a mythical giant who carried people home in his basket to eat them. The legendary man-eater didn’t stop a town from forming during the Gold Rush, and today 30 residents live in the isolated mountain town roughly 100 miles north of Elko during the summer. Fifteen people live there year-round. Each year, Jarbidge celebrates our nation’s Independence over three days. On the Glorious Fourth, a parade will

Notes from All Over

'Menopause the Musical,' closes July 14 Photo courtesy Peggy Eggen

Locals show their patriotism in a past Fourth of July parade in Jarbidge. be held at noon on Main Street. On Friday, July 5, there will be live music at the Outdoor Inn from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Saturday brings a bake sale at 9 a.m., followed by a parade at noon, children’s games in the park, bingo in the community hall, and a barbeque and live

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music at the Outdoor Inn until 1 a.m. Jarbidge doesn’t have a fireworks display due to summertime fire danger — but its mountain location makes the community a scenic place to escape the heat and celebrate the Fourth. 

RENO — The Off-Broadway hit that was inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, “Menopause the Musical,” is onstage in the Eldorado Showroom – but only through July 14. Tickets start at just $24.95 with dinner and show packages available from $34.95. Performances nightly except Monday. For more information on show times and tickets call (800) 648-5966 or visit

July Jazz Under the Stars in Carson City

Mile High Jazz Band plays big-band jazz favorites in the Basie-Ellington tradition on July 9 at 7:30 p.m., at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St., Carson City. Performance will be in the courtyard, weather permitting. Admission is $5 general, and free for age 18 and under. For more information, call the Mile High Jazz Band at (775) 883-4154, Comma Coffee at (775) 8832662, or see the website, 

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Sequels to 'Despicable Me' and 'Smurfs' target younger crowd July 3


Despicable Me 2 Starring: Al Pacino, Kristen Wiig, Steve Carell. Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a featurelength documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music’s greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star.

A Girl and a Gun Penetrating far beyond Hollywood’s hypersexualized femme fatales, A Girl and a Gun explores the modern American woman through intimate portraits that revolve around fundamental issues of preservation, power, feminism and violence. Punctuated with archival footage and expert commentary to prprovide a rich historical and cultural context, the film presents a complex and empowering perspective on a deadly serious issue. The intimate and graphic portrayals in are of women who’ve carved themselves a place in the gun community, but their personal journeys in one way or another reflect the same issues every woman faces today.



Carell, Toni Collette. Over the course of a summer, 14-year-old Duncan comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with a carefree employee at the local water park where he gets a job. Greg Kinnear

Depp brings familiar 'Pirates' look to role as Tonto in 'Lone Ranger'

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain Starring: Kevin Hart. Filmed at a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden, comedian Kevin Hart delivers material from his 2012 “Let Me Explain” concert tour.

The Lone Ranger opens July 3 nationwide

July 5 Absence Doctors are baffled when an expectant mother wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy apparently disappear overnight. Police investigate the situation as a missing child, and only her husband and brother trust her version of events.

Hammer of the Gods Set in Viking Britain in 871 AD, Hammer of the Gods is a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence. Steinar, a young Viking warrior, is sent by his father the king on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar’s epic journey across terrifyingly hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be – the ruthless and unforgiving successor to his throne.

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Stuck in Love Three years past his divorce, veteran novelist Bill Borgens (Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear) can’t stop obsessing over, let alone spying on, his ex-wife Erica (Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly), who ignominiously left him for another man. Even as his neighbor-withbenefits, Tricia (Kristen Bell) tries to push him back into the dating pool, he remains blind to anyone else’s charms. Meanwhile, his fiercely independent collegiate daughter Samantha (Lily Collins) is publishing her first novel while recoiling at the very thought of first love with a diehard romantic (Logan Lerman); and his teen son Rusty (Nat Wolff) is trying to find his voice, both as a fantasy writer and as the unexpected boyfriend of a dream girl with unsettlingly

Starring: Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner. From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ ‘The Lone Ranger’, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice-taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.  real problems. As each of these situations mounts into a tangled trio of romantic holiday crises, it brings the Borgens to surprising revelations about how endings become beginnings.

July 7 Tiger Eyes ‘Tiger Eyes’ marks the first major motion picture adaptation from the work of iconic author Judy Blume, whose books have sold more than 82 million copies in 41 countries. Davey is a 17 year-old girl abruptly relocated by her grieving mother to the strange “atom bomb” town of Los Alamos, New Mexico. With the sudden and violent death of her

father, the displaced Davey no longer knows who to be or how to fit in. Everything that once mattered suddenly seems insignificant. But when she meets Wolf, a mysterious young Native-American, while exploring the surrounding canyons, she feels he is able to see past her pain and into her true self. The connection they make brings Davey back from the edge and sets her on a journey from heartbreak and confusion to life and love after tragedy.

July 12 Grown Ups 2 Starring: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James. A follow up to the

DVD Releases for July July 2 6 Souls An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu Best of Warner Bros 20 Film Collection Comedy Blood Runs Cold Inescapable Last Resort: First Season Legends of the Old West The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis: The Complete Series Tai Chi Hero Tower Block Why We Laugh: Funny Women Wiener Dog Nationals

Black Sabbath: Standard Edition Remastered Damages: The Final Season Erased Flying Monkeys Hell on Wheels: The Complete Second Season Kidnapped: Standard Edition Remastered Matlock: The Ninth and Final Season Patlabor TV: Collection 1 Regular Show: Season 1 & Season 2 Solomon Kane Tom and Jerry: No Mice Allowed! White Frog Wild Bill

July 9

July 23

Admission Angelina Ballerina: Mousical Medleys Arthur C. Clarke: The Complete Collection Barney: Imagine with Barney Bonanza: The Official Sixth Season, Volume 1 & 2 Bonanza: The Official Sixth Season, Volume One Bonanza: The Official Sixth Season, Volume Two Boy Combat Girls Dead Man Down Dynasty: The Seventh Season, Volume 1 & 2 Dynasty: The Seventh Season, Volume One Dynasty: The Seventh Season, Volume Two The Gatekeepers The Host The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air The Life of Oharu Portlandia: Season 3 The Power of Few Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Spring Breakers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Enter Shredder Unforgettable: Season One Warehouse 13: Season Four

July 16 Lord of the Flies 42 Alphas: Season Two

Babette’s Feast Detention of the Dead Duck Dodgers: Deep Space Duck – Season Two Graceland House Party: Tonight’s the Night How The States Got Their Shapes: Season 2 The Ice Storm The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXVII New World Pieta The Place Beyond the Pines The Silence Super Friends: A Dangerous Fate – Season 5 Superjail!: Season Three Trance Vanishing Waves

July 30 The Angry Beavers: The Complete Series Banshee: The Complete First Season Black Rock Cloudburst The Demented The Devil’s Backbone Fernando Di Leo: The Italian Crime Collection: Vol. 2 Filly Brown G.I. Joe: Retaliation Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Orphan Black: Season One

Summer thriller 'Pacific Rim' is mecha vs. Godzilla all over again Guillermo del Toro flick in theaters July 12 Starring: Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi. When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace. 2010 comedy about a group of childhood friends who reunite years later.

Crystal Fairy Jamie is a boorish, insensitive American twentysomething traveling in Chile, who somehow manages to create chaos at every turn. He and his friends are planning on taking a road trip north to experience a legendary shamanistic hallucinogen called the San Pedro cactus. In a fit of drunkenness at a wild party, Jamie invites an eccentric woman -- a radical spirit named Crystal Fairy -- to come along. What is meant to be a devil-may-care journey becomes a battle of wills as Jamie finds himself locking horns with his new traveling companion. But on a remote, pristine beach at the edge of the desert, the magic brew is finally imbibed, and the true adventure begins.

The Hot Flashes An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current arrogant high school state champs to a series of games to raise money for breast cancer prevention.

The Hunt A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by a lie.

V/H/S/2 Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house an d find collection

of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student’s disappearance.

and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world-and stay alive in the process.


July 17 Turbo Starring: Maya Rudolph, Paul Giamatti, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson. A garden snail with dreams of becoming the fastest snail in the world experiences a freak accident that might just allow him to realize his goal.

July 19 R.I.P.D. Starring: Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Ryan Reynolds. A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Based on the comic by Peter M. Lenkov.

RED 2 Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta Jones, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, MaryLouise Parker. In ‘Red 2’, the highoctane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned

Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.

Girl Most Likely Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, a failed New York playwright awkwardly navigating the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year’s News. After both her career and relationship hit the skids, she’s forced to make the humiliating move back home to New Jersey with her eccentric mother and younger brother.

July 26 The To Do List Starring: Alia Shawkat, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Hader, Johnny Simmons. ‘The To Do List’ is a comedy about close friends and a special summer project, loosely inspired by the real-life adventures of first-time writer/director Maggie Carey. Set in 1993, valedictorian Brandy Klark wants to shed her uptight image before college, so she assembles a to do list of all the “activities” she missed out on in high school. Quickly realizing that she’s way out of her depth, Brandy solicits her best friends, older sister and burnt-out boss for their help and advice. If the group is going to complete the list by September they’ll need plenty of imagination and very open minds.

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Flavors of Sauvignon Blanc range from pungent to grassy The

several from Graves, that we enjoyed recently:


Chateau de Sours La Source Bordeaux Blanc 2010 ($35). This gem

Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr

White wine finds a foothold among sweeter varietals Sauvignon blanc has had its struggles against emerging favorites like pinot gris and the venerable chardonnay. With flavors ranging in style from pungent to grassy, it suffers an identity crisis. But made well it offers refreshing flavors that serve as a great foil to many foods. Although Bordeaux is not an area of France we normally associate with sauvignon blanc, we have rediscovered some of the great wines from this region that use semillon in a blend. Bordeaux is known best for its red wines, but the white wines from Graves - the only appellation to offer red and white wine - are vastly underrated and often ignored. The French didn’t help the region’s reputation when in 1987 it split the district - one of the oldest in France into two sections. The northern end, 24 | Inside Northern Nevada | JULY 2013

was a reminder that sauvignon blanc from Old World regions are every bit as good as those from the New World. We loved the intensity and structure of this wine from the Pessac-Leognan area, perhaps because it is blended with 34 percent semillon from 50-year-old vines. Citrus notes, good acidity and pineapple. located close to the city of Bordeaux, was called Pessac-Leognan. Everything else is Graves. Pessac-Leognan, the appellation for first-growth Haut-Brion, is considered more prestigious. Although Graves is one of the oldest appellations in the world, other sauvignon blanc regions captured the attention of consumers long ago. Today, the grape variety has been more commonly associated with New Zealand, Chile, Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume and California. Sauvignon blanc’s strength is its aromatics: herbs, grass, green fruit. When the grapes aren’t able to ripen, the wine can be overly herbaceous. It is important for consumers to identify what style they like because not everyone is going to like the aggressive grassiness of New Zealand sauvignon blanc or the creaminess of many California sauvignon blancs. Here are several sauvignon blancs and sauvignon blanc blends, including

Chateau Fage Graves de Vayres 2012 ($12). The wine is mostly semillon, but there is a bit of sauvignon blanc and muscadelle thrown in. The wine comes from the EntreDeux-Mers sub-region just outside of the village of St. Emilion. Lots of citrus and mineral flavors, it is another great value.

Chateau Trebiac Graves Blanc 2011 ($11). OK, this is made mostly from semillon grown in the broad Graves region, but we had to throw it in because of its great value. We just loved the freshness and mineral notes of this delicious spring wine. Citrus, pear and gooseberry flavors make it irresistible for this price.

Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2011 ($20). The namesake for this pioneering winery died in 2008, but his legacy lives on. The winery is celebrating what would have been his 100th birthday this year. Mondavi, who lived to be 94, established his winery in Napa

Valley in 1966 and quickly became an icon in the California wine industry. This sauvignon blanc, blended with a bit of semillon, is one of our favorites of the portfolio. Citrus and melon flavors abound and the wine shows off a generous soft mouthfeel.

CADE Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2012 ($35). We loved the complexity and rich texture of this wine. Blended with some sauvignon blanc, semillon and viognier, it has good body and copious lemon and pineapple flavors with assertive aromas of peach and flowers. Beautiful wine, albeit a very expensive one.

Charles Krug Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2012 ($15). Generous varietal flavors please the palate in this wonderful wine from St. Helena. Fresh acidity, grapefruit and citrus notes highlight a pleasant, reasonably priced wine.

Geyser Peak California Sauvignon Blanc 2012 ($11). This is a good value for a wine to usher in the summer. Good acidity matches the bright lemon fruit and melon flavors.

Line 39 Lake County Sauvignon Blanc 2012 ($10). Simple but tasty varietal flavors. Grapefruit, citrus and a dash of fresh-mowed grass.

Rodney Strong Charlotte’s Home Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012 ($17). Medium bodied, this tasty treat is a great foil for summer heat. Refreshing acidity, decent complexity for make it a good match with food, layered fruit that includes peach, pineapple, herbs and citrus.

Sbragia Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2012 ($20). We like the clean edges to this crisp, tasty sauvignon blanc from the Dry Creek Valley. Lemon-lime aromas and classic grapefruit, apple flavors. 

Tips from the experts — Get grilling! But don't forget the wine The

WINE GUYS Recommend

Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr

It's grilling season! It’s not as if we haven’t been grilling since spring arrived -- many of us even grill all winter. But this time of year just gets the juices going as we yearn for the smells of a grilled hamburger or chicken. Look at one of the many ads for grilling equipment or charcoal and the master griller - usually the stereotyped man of the house - is holding a beer. Heaven help him if it’s a glass of wine, especially a rosé. However appropriate a beer with highly seasoned or greasy food, wine is a perfect choice for grilling fare. First, that rosé – our favorite summer sipper. Rosé adds splash to the table and serves as a perfect first wine as people come to a gathering. We like to sip a very chilled rosé as we prepare the grill. It is also a great gift to bring to a party because many hosts just don’t think of buying it. A good rosé is well received by our crowds, especially those who haven’t tried it before. As for the food, think light and fresh. Sauvignon blanc, for instance, is another good aperitif and matches appetizers, such as fruit and vegetables. It also does well with any herbal dressings, such as basil and cilantro, on chicken or fish. Sauvignon blanc’s acidity embraces salty foods and sets up the palate very nicely. It also does well with grilled vegetables. Chardonnay is a good match to fish, but is often overcome by heavy sauces and anything spicy. An inexpensive alternative we often recommend is picpoul. Ask your retailer for help on that one. Reds are often the go-to wine with grilled food because they are a good match to meats and ketchup-based sauces that often accompany hamburgers, chicken and ribs. You need to find a red that is generously fruity -- zinfandel and syrah, for instance. Tannic wines like cabernet sauvignon should be reserved for steak. Most zinfandel and syrah have jammy, blackberry flavors and little tannin. An inexpensive alternative is beaujolais, a simple but fruity wine made from gamay beaujolais grapes.

Memorial Day is also the unofficial start of summer and it is tempting to overdo the food and wine. Be careful as you dust off the grill and open that second bottle of wine. You want your guests to be well fed, but you also want them to get home safely. We’ll be writing extensively about sauvignon blanc and rose in future columns. For now, here are some recommendations for summer grilling wines: Sauvignon blanc: Matanzas Creek, Villa Maria, Geyser Peak, Rodney Strong, Kim Crawford. Rose: Alexander Valley, Cline, Mas Carlot, Grand Cassagne, Grand Veneur. Zinfandel: Cline, Rosenblum, Ridge, Rancho Zabaco, Dry Creek Vineyards, Ravenswood. Syrah: d’Arenburg, Layer Cake, Bonny Doon, Qupe, Penfolds. Beaujolais: Georges Duboeuf

WINE of the


WINE PICKS FOR JULY Vincent Paris St. Joseph 2010 ($29). About the time we give up on the jammy character of syrah, we are brought back to reality with a French version. This syrah from the St. Joseph appellation, just north of Cornas, is unbelieveable. Once allowed to breathe, it exudes fresh raspberry fruit and sports a nice mineral character that makes for a delicious wine.

M. Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes du Rhone 2010 ($14). This blend of 80 percent grenache and 20 perent syrah offers loads of fruit in a simple but delicious package. It’s always one of the best values on the market.

Atalon Napa Valley Pauline’s Cuvee 2010 ($30). We enjoyed this opulent bl nd of

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Murphy-Goode All In Claret 2010 ($24). This is a good deal from the Alexander Valley. Merlot makes up 64 percent of the blend and the rest is cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. Full bodied but drinkable now with a variety of food. It would go well will barbecue and grilled meats. Dark cherry, cassis and plum notes.

Edmeades Mendocino County Zinfandel 2010 ($20). This is a surefire hit to go with pork and beef, especially if there is a ketchup-based sauce. Ripe, forward blueberry and cherry flavors with hints of coffee and chocolate.  Inside Northern Nevada | JULY 2013 | 25

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A friend has undergone a huge change and is having difficulty adjusting. Do some investigating and find out what you can do to help them.

You have put your family’s needs aside long enough. Make some time just for them and catch up on what you’ve been missing.

You performed so well during a recent challenge you may receive a reward. Consider the pros and cons before accepting or rejecting the offer.

Good times are ahead. Old friends will drop by, correspondence will increase and a special package will arrive in the mail.

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July classes at Nevada Museum of Art RENO, Nev. — The E.L. Cord Museum School of the Nevada Museum of Art is accepting enrollment for the below classes. Classes are limited in size, therefore early registration is recommended. Scholarships are available for all ages. Please call the Museum for details at (775) 329-3333 ex 260.

Summer Camp: Fun with Clay! Mondays, July 8 — July 12 / 8:30 a.m. - Noon Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay. Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture. In this 5 day class, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of kiln. This will be a fun and educational class. All works will be fired in the museums kiln. Snack and materials are included. Instructor: Karen Vetter; Ages: 7 - 12 Cost: $165 Museum members, $179 non-members

credit. Instructor: Jerry Stinson; Ages: 18 and up / All levels Cost: $96 Museum members, $108 non-members

Kids Corner: Imitate The Great Claude Monet Saturday July 13 / 9:30 a.m. - Noon Kids will enjoy learning basic acrylic painting techniques while examining the artistic style of Claude Monet. Students will be guided in a step-by-step process exploring color mixing and brush techniques. All materials are provided for this class. Instructor: Erik Holland; Ages: 8 - 12 (ages flexible) Cost: $29 Museum members, $32 non-members

Art High: Sketching the Figure

Watercolor: Developing Your Style

Tuesdays, July 9 – July 30 / 1:30 - 4 p.m.

Sundays, July 14 – July 21 / 1 - 5 p.m.

Teens ages 13 - 18 will enjoy exploring basic figure sketching techniques through line, value, shape and composition. The first class will explore basic drawing techniques while working from a tabletop articulated wooden figure model, the last three classes will include sessions with a live clothed model. Instructor: Jerry Stinson ; Ages: 13 - 18 / All levels Cost: $99 Museum members, $89 non-members

Food Photography & Styling Tuesdays, July 9 – July 16 / 6 - 9 p.m. Students will explore lighting, composition, and food styling in a professional studio environment with local professional photographer, Jeff Ross. This class is ideal for food bloggers, restaurateurs, both amateur and professional chefs or just your average foodie! Students will need a digital SLR camera with manual control for shutter speed and aperture, computer (home or laptop) with image editing software, and a flash drive to transport images. NOTE: Classes are taught off site at Jeff Ross’ professional studio and limited to ten students. Studio location will be provided to students prior to the first class. Instructor: Jeff Ross; Ages: 15 and up / All levels Cost: $54 Museum members, $64 non-members

Life Drawing: Open Studio Wednesdays, July 10 – July 31 / 6 - 9 p.m. Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Educators: This class is offered for 0.5 in-service credit. Please check your renewal requirements to see if this credit can be applied to your license. Please call 775.398.7260 or e-mail to request in-service

Students with a basic understanding of watercolor will have the opportunity to explore watercolors through the painting of both a landscape and a still life. Students will be guided through instruction and demonstration and will be encouraged to develop their individual style. Instructor: Carroll Charlet; Ages: 15 and up / All levels Cost: $69 Museum members, $77 non-members

Summer Camp: Mixed Media Madness July 15 – July 19 / 8:30 a.m. – Noon Drawing, painting, printing and collage will all be explored in this week long camp for kids ages 7 – 12. By combining wet and dry materials, young campers will explore the themes of summer, pattern, repetition and composition to will create original 2-d and 3-d art. Snack and materials are included. Instructor: Caroline Ding; Ages: 7 - 12 Cost: $165 Museum members, $179 non-members

Stained Glass: Beginning Lead / Continuing Foil Combination Class Monday July 15 – Friday July 19 / 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. In this class, students new to the medium will learn the Leaded Method of stained glass. Experienced students and those familiar with the leaded method will learn the foil method or can enjoy “open studio” status. Attention will be paid to beginners learning new skills, but student of all levels of experience will benefit from this “cross-pollination” of methods. Instructor: Cindy Oberlander; Ages: 15 and up / All levels; Cost: $265 Museum members, $290 non-members

Summer Camp: Painting For The Young Post-Impressionists July 22 – July 26 / 8:30 a.m. – Noon Inspired by work of the Post-Impressionists, young campers

will enjoy exploring color and brushwork in this week-long painting camp. Lessons will focus on pointillism techniques made famous by Georges Seurat, portraits inspired by Vincent Van Gogh and the colorful compositions of Paul Gauguin. Blossoming artists will work in acrylic paint on canvas boards. Snack and materials are included. Instructor: Erik Holland; Ages: 7 - 12 Cost: $165 Museum members, $179 non-members

Kids’ Corner: Drawing Portraits Wednesdays, July 24 – Aug. 7 / 1. - 3 p.m. Using dry drawing materials, kids ages 8 - 12 will enjoy exploring facial structure, placement, tone and shading to create beautiful portraits. This light summer class will encourage young artists to explore their own facial structure and to think about placement on the page. All materials are included.Instructor: Margaret Walsh; Ages: 7 - 12 / All levels Cost: $48 Museum members, $54 non-members

Intermediate Oil Painting Thursdays, July 25 – Aug. 29 / 6 - 9 p.m. This course is intended to further students study of painting with traditional oils for the intermediate to advanced student using still life. Students will gain a good foundational working knowledge of how to setup subjects, blocking, brushwork, mixing color and the use of Neo Megilp medium. The ALA PRIMA (in one sitting) also called ‘direct painting’ technique will be taught in making still life paintings and will only use walnut oil and rags for brush cleaning. Each lesson begins with the concepts to be covered, demonstration of the techniques, hands on experience and ends with suggested homework to be critiqued at the next lesson. Ideally students should have completed a Beginning Oil Painting class with David McCamant, but students with recent oil painting experience are welcome. Instructor: David McCamant; Ages: 15 and up / Intermediate Levels; Cost: $144 Museum members, $162 nonmembers

Book Arts: Non-Adhesive Bookbinding Friday July 26, 2013 / 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. An excellent introduction to the tools, techniques and resources of bookbinding, we will create three different non-adhesive book structures: an accordion book, a single signature chapbook and a book from a single sheet of paper. After this class you’ll have the tools and know-how to begin making journals, artists’ books, chapbooks and more. Instructor: Katherine Case; Ages: 15 and up / All levels Cost: $73 Museum members, $79 non-members The Nevada Museum of Art is the only accredited art museum in the state of Nevada. Located at 160 West Liberty Street in downtown Reno, the gallery and store are open Wednesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and national holidays. Admission is $10 general admission; $1 for children up to 12 years. For more information visit or call (775) 329-3333.  Inside Northern Nevada | JULY 2013 | 27

INN July 2013  

July edition of Inside Northern Nevada, featuring arts and entertainment news for the northern portion of the state.

INN July 2013  

July edition of Inside Northern Nevada, featuring arts and entertainment news for the northern portion of the state.