Boating accident at Topaz Lake

Search Boating Accident At Topaz Ends In Tragedy Reno, Nevada: A 32-year-old Reno man drowned on Topaz Lake Saturday after the boat he was on capsized in stormy conditions. Jacques “Jack” Castaneda was enjoying a day on the water when windy and stormy conditions capsized the boat he was on sending him and three others intoContinue reading “Boating accident at Topaz Lake”

Nevada State Historical Marker No. 195: The Last Spike

NEVADA STATE HISTORICAL MARKER No. 195: The Last Spike Location: south Las Vegas boulevard, near Seven Magic Mountains On January 30, 1905, near this site, workers drove the last spike that completed the railroad between Salt Lake City, Utah and Los Angeles, California. This was the last “transcontinental” line to southern California and one ofContinue reading “Nevada State Historical Marker No. 195: The Last Spike”

Nevada State Historical Marker No. 140: The Garcés Expedition

Location: Off the Needles Highway in Laughlin (near 35.10674,-114.65076) Seeking to open a land route between the missions of Sonora and California, Fray Francisco Hermenegildo Garcés, OFM, a Franciscan missionary priest and explorer, was the first European to enter the present boundaries of Nevada. He departed mission San Xavier Del Bac near Tucson in OctoberContinue reading “Nevada State Historical Marker No. 140: The Garcés Expedition”

New updates on

Hi, Thanks for being a subscriber. The and website has been updated to add more businesses, new buttons for easier navigation and now has daily updated news feeds from two local newspapers. If you have a business or know someone who does that should be added to the listings, please send the infoContinue reading “New updates on”

47 mph wind blast sets power lines arcing in Gardnerville, Minden

A 47 mph wind gust was clocked through Carson Valley around 4:10 p.m. setting power lines to sparking in both Gardnerville and Minden. Minden-Tahoe Airport recorded the gust that flipped over aircraft, according to one witness. The wind picked up a significant amount of dust through town, reducing visibility as firefighters responded to the JudicialContinue reading “47 mph wind blast sets power lines arcing in Gardnerville, Minden”

Bently Ranch closes butcher shop

The Bently Ranch Butcher Shop, located on Buckeye Road in Minden, has succumbed to the economic conditions brought on the by coronavirus outbreak. “We have decided to close the Bently Ranch Butcher Shop effective immediately,” Bently Ranch announced in a statement. “This is a decision we have been considering for some time and working hardContinue reading “Bently Ranch closes butcher shop”

Thunderstorms bring increased chance of wildfires this week

Forecast thunderstorms through the next week has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a fire weather watch from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. Thunderstorms are in the forecast over the next several days, but on Tuesday outflow winds of up to 50 mph near thunderstorms and low afternoon humidity could combine to created criticalContinue reading “Thunderstorms bring increased chance of wildfires this week”

The scoop on the new scooper tanker

Sporting a pair of intakes not much bigger than an iPad, a specialized aircraft based at Minden-Tahoe Airport can fill a 1,500-gallon tank in 12 seconds. Bridger Aerospace Chief Executive Officer Tim Sheehy said the big yellow aircraft that resembles a seaplane is one of five in the country specially built for firefighting. “We’re ableContinue reading “The scoop on the new scooper tanker”