News And Announcements

New video highlights Carson City shopping experience

  Shortly after receiving national recognition as a mecca for holiday shopping, the Carson City Tourism and Culture Authority is releasing a video showcasing what is available in the capital city. “We will use the video to promote the Carson City shopping experience...

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Art flourishes in Nevada

  Art in Nevada is as diverse as its landscape. The white-sand playa of the Black Rock Desert serves as the backdrop to the worldwide art gathering of Burning Man, which draws tens of thousands of art lovers to the state annually. This year’s Nevada Day is a...

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Downtown shops open for celebration

  Downtown Carson City businesses will once again open their doors for the second annual Passport to Downtown on Friday. “It was so well attended and enjoyed by the participants last year that the Downtown Business Association decided to do it again,” said Kyle...

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La Ka Le’l Be Powwow moves to the MAC

  Translated to English, the La Ka Le’l Be Powwow means, “The People’s Gathering.” Organizer Martin Montgomery expects this year the name will be more appropriate than ever. “We’re hoping the new location will provide a better sense of availability and comfort,”...

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Native American Art Show A Success

  The two-part Great Basin Native Artists exhibit on display at the Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority, which will be wrapping up in November, has been a popular and successful show. “It was awesome,” said Melissa Melero-Moose, co-founder of the Great Basin...

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Airstreams on Main

  Carson City’s downtown will be glittering with silver this weekend as Airstream trailers park along Carson Street for an international rally. “We’re going to be in every pullout and along some side streets,” said Robert Stansbury, co-founder of the Lake Tahoe...

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Artists readying for statewide art show

  As a highlight for the upcoming statewide art show, Capital Collage, Mark Salinas commissioned Las Vegas papier mache artist Justin Favela to create three, alien-themed piñatas. However, the piñatas won’t just be on display, they will be broken in traditional custom...

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Nevada Day program cover released

  Artists from across the state, representing an array of mediums, are featured on the cover of this year’s Nevada Day program. “The cover is a shared authorship of several artists, which plays into the ideals of the Nevada Day parade and its theme,” said Mark...

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Stewart Award

  The Stewart Indian School Father's Day Powwow often stands out to attendees by the setting alone. “It’s a beautiful campus with multicolored stone buildings as well as the the grassy field,” said Sherry Rupert, executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission....

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Hail The Trail

  By Teri Vance Mountain bike enthusiasts will have a few more days to enter the raffle to win a new bike as a fundraiser for Epic Rides. “With our Off-Road Series ending June 18, we want to round out the season the best way we know how – giving back to our local...

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Epic bike raffle to support trail building

  A new fundraiser, Hail the Trail, being launched by Epic Rides will give the public a chance to win one of three mountain bikes from Ibis, Salsa and Norco while also supporting trail-building organizations, including Carson City’s Muscle Powered. “Hail the Trail is...

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Artists sought to design bike racks

  By Teri Vance Artists are being sought to design 30 bike racks throughout Carson City. “Carson City identifies itself as a contemporary capital that promotes outdoor recreation with a burgeoning art scene,” said Mark Salinas, the city’s art and culture coordinator....

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A Locals Look At Fat-Tire Bike Riding

  There is a growing fat bike community in Carson City, and many of the local trails lend themselves to an enjoyable fat biking experience. While any trail is a good trail for a fat bike, there are a few in the area that stand out as exceptional. One of the most...

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A Locals Look at Snowshoeing

  The best bet for snowshoeing in Carson City is at Spooner Summit and the surrounding areas, just 20 minutes up the mountain on Highway 50 from downtown. Here are a few trailheads, the trails ranging from beginner to advanced. Those looking for groomed trails should...

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Epic Family To Take On Mountain Bike Race

By Teri Vance When their boys were little, Brian and Katie McRae would pull them along in trailers behind their bikes before upgrading to a tagalong. When the boys outgrew that, Brian would wrap a rubber tube around their bike stems and tow them behind his own bike.  ...

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Finding Physical Therapy On Mountain Trails

  By Teri Vance   Having just finished physical therapy school in 1994, Kevin Bigley and his then-girlfriend Tammie were having trouble finding good-paying jobs in Denver where they lived at the time. They knew they wanted to live somewhere they could continue rock...

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Businesses look forward to newly formed alliance

By Teri Vance Sue Jones has owned the Purple Avocado with her husband, Stan, in downtown Carson City for nearly 15 years. The Carson City Visitors Bureau’s newly formed Business Alliance Network, she said, will be a boon to her and other businesses in the area. “I’m...

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Carson City Art Galleries

  Welcome to the galleries and murals of Carson City.  We are happy that you are interested in seeing all the great local art we have to offer. This is a self guided tour to all the visual art experiences in our community.  Many are located within walking distance of...

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Saturday Schedule For Symposium 12/6/14

Saturday 12/6 9:20 am – 10:35 am Constance Aguilar – The Abbi Agency “Can Fest” A Case Study On How To Bring An Event Up From Scratch Using Social Media”   Saturday 12/6 10:40 am – 11:55 am David Toll – The Complete Nevada Traveler “The Importance Of Bloggers In The...

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Friday’s Schedule For The Social Media Symposium

Friday 12/5 9:20 am - 10:35 am Kaitlin Godbey - Nevada Commission on Tourism "NCOT's Focus On User Generated Content And How YOU Can Help"   Friday 12/5 10:40 am - 11:55 am Amy Demuth - RAD Strategies "Twitter Techniques 101: Get The Most Out Of 140 characters"  ...

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Visit Carson City “Beat The Heat” Photo Contest

[precontent] Facebook Contest The photographer with the winning picture will receive a fully hosted Nevada Day weekend experience in Carson City, NV [/precontent] Carson City, NV just recently got recognized nationally as the fastest warming city in the United...

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