Thursday, January 3, 2013

Nevada Magazine ushers in its 77th year

January 1936
January/February 2013
Photo: Mark Harris
Nevada Magazine’s January/February 2013 issue is now available on newsstands throughout Nevada. Featured in the edition are 12 authentic, homegrown Nevada events to plan for in 2013, as well as Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki's column about the upcoming National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko.

From Winnemucca's Ranch Hand Rodeo to Carson City's Nevada Day celebration and parade, the feature story celebrates signature events that define a city or town's legacy, such as Beatty Days, Jarbidge Days, Rachel Days, and Tonopah's Jim Butler Days.

The issue’s other feature story spotlights the Nevada Arts Council's Traveling Exhibition Program (TEP), which brings visual arts—including paintings, ceramics, and photography—to 24 Nevada cities and towns. Readers can learn about such installments as Honest Horses: A Portrait of the Mustang in the Great Basin, which will be on exhibit at the Beatty Museum and Historical Society through January 23.

To complement the story, Nevada Magazine is hosting the exhibit Stop the Car, Dad! for a limited run through Friday, March 1. The public can stop the car at The Paul Laxalt Building in Carson City during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to peruse the photographs of Eric Lauritzen, who died in 2007 but left a legacy of Nevada imagery that documents the bizarre, beautiful—and in some cases disturbing—roadside attractions he discovered while exploring the Silver State.

Alana Berglund installs a Nevada Arts Council traveling exhibit at the Art Institute of Las Vegas in October 2012.
Photo: Charlie Johnston

Also featured in the issue is a cover story about the popular Nevada sport of land sailing. The many dry lake beds and abundant year-round wind have made Nevada one of the country's premier land-sailing destinations.

Goldfield's International Car Forest, Reno's historic downtown Amtrak station, Las Vegas' new DISCOVERY Children's Museum, a history story about famous Comstock journalist Dan DeQuille, and Tahoe Lobster Company, which commercial fishes the invasive crayfish from the Nevada waters of Lake Tahoe, are also highlighted in the pages of the current issue.

This publication marks the 77th anniversary of Nevada Magazine, which debuted as Nevada Highways and Parks in January 1936. See all 77 years of cover images here.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Nevada Magazine to host weekly radio show

Nevada Magazine publisher Janet Geary, editor Matthew B. Brown, and other staff co-host a weekly radio show in partnership with America Matters Media.
Nevada Magazine, the official state tourism publication for 77 years, has partnered with Reno-based America Matters Media (formerly known as Nevada Matters) to host a weekly Nevada Magazine radio show.

"In almost four decades I have never been involved in a talk show that can do as much for Nevadans as the Nevada Magazine talk show," says America Matters Media reporter and host Eddie Floyd, "which has been the goal of Nevada Matters Media ever since its beginning on KSRN when Bob Carroll was the station manager. It has always been our motto to 'enthusiastically educate, entertain, and enlighten everyone everywhere,' and Nevada Magazine certainly will do all three."

Nevada Magazine publisher Janet Geary, editor Matthew B. Brown, and other staff co-host the show, which tapes live from the Reno Town Mall on Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. It can be heard at that time on Renegade Radio, found on 101.3 FM in Northern Nevada or online at The public is invited to attend the live show.

The Nevada Magazine show can also be heard Sundays at 6 p.m. on Fox News Radio, found on 99.1 FM in Northern Nevada or online at, as well as various times Monday through Saturday on the aforementioned Renegade Radio.

Just as readers of Nevada Magazine have enjoyed an educational mix of history and tourism stories in print and online over the years, that same format will carry over to the radio.

"We will keep listeners informed about what can be found in the pages of Nevada Magazine and on our website,," Geary says, "but we also want the community to be actively involved. We envision audience members and callers telling us about their fondest Nevada memories, or maybe their favorite Nevada event or destination. We will also invite our partners in Nevada tourism to be guests on the show."

To submit ideas for the show, or to inquire about being a guest, e-mail or call 775-687-0602. You can also connect with Nevada Magazine via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and a number of other social media channels.

For more information about Nevada Matters Media and a complete schedule of shows, visit or call 775-827-8900.
"Information rich and packed with ideas for future trips!"—Ron Mader, founder of (dedicated to ecotourism and responsible travel), after listening to the Nevada Magazine radio show.