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.

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