Carson City Blog

Carson City is a complicated place. It's calm and simple on the surface with a whole lot going on underneath. For one thing, it's a nice little city with a lot of shopping opportunities, professional services, arts and entertainment surrounded by a nice rural and agricultural region. It creates another layer of activity being located in Nevada, having the casinos and gaming action going on. Throw in the fact that Carson City is the capital of the state, with all of the politics and legislation that this involves, and you've got yourself a bustling little metropolis. With all of that coming and going, it's easy to miss out on something you really wanted to be involved in. One way to stay on top of all the A-list events is to be sure to check our weekly blog. You'll get the news from people who know the capital city best, with the inside story on everything happening from Washoe Valley all the way down to Indian Hills and the Carson Valley and from C-Hill on over toward Mound House and Dayton. From the politicians and the professionals to the ranchers and the retirees, from the state workers to the casino executives, we'll keep you up to date on everything you need to know!

Blog Posts of Carson City

It could be an update of what local bands are playing the lounge circuit this week or a preview of the lineup of celebrities on tap for the Nevada Day parade. Maybe it's a highlight of several top hiking trails in the surrounding hills or some tips for fishing the Carson River. Whatever it is that you want to know about Carson City, just be sure to visit the Carson City blog on a regular basis, and you'll be the best-informed person in town!

Featured Blog

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"Moo!" Says the Cow

By Keith Rugg | Wednesday, April 7, 2021
With springtime finally here, it’s a lot more fun to take notice of the ranch animals than it is during the dreary cold winter months. When the snow is on the ground, I’m always reminded of that classic old Charlie Russell artwork, “Waiting for a Chinook,” in which the lone survivor of some 5,000 head of cattle stands... Read More
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Something to Celebrate

By Keith Rugg | Thursday, March 25, 2021
I knew that Earth Day is coming up near the end of April, but something that snuck by me recently was National Agriculture Day. It was first instituted by the Agriculture Council of America in 1973 and it’s celebrated each year in March. The thinking behind the whole thing is that the organization wants people to have... Read More
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Green Is as Green Does

By Keith Rugg | Tuesday, March 9, 2021
One of the coolest traditions associated with St. Patrick’s Day (for the older than 21 crowd, at least) has got to be the concept of green beer. It’s not like there’s not already a beer with an Irish identity. In fact, there are a number of them, Guinness being just one among many. But I suppose if it just happens to... Read More
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The Art of Making It to Spring

By Keith Rugg | Sunday, February 21, 2021
February is kind of the teaser for spring, and then March keeps stringing us along until, all of a sudden, it’s nice weather and the flowers are blooming and then a few days later the heat gets oppressive and we’re thinking fondly of the good old days of winter. Here in the Carson area, February and March are also the... Read More
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Run, Don't Walk, and Buy a Gift Right Now

By Keith Rugg | Wednesday, February 10, 2021
In our strange new world, time seems to go by both quickly and slowly, simultaneously. And so it is that Valentine’s Day, that date so fraught with danger (along with birthdays and anniversaries) has snuck up on us yet again. So consider this to be your last-minute warning for February 14, your eleventh-hour reminder... Read More
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A Century Ago in the Carson Area

By Keith Rugg | Monday, January 25, 2021
I read an article the other day about Governor Sisolak chatting with a Carson Valley fellow on the occasion of his 100th birthday. (The 100th birthday of the Carson Valley man, that is. The governor may be a dead ringer for my grandpa on my dad’s side, but he’s a looong ways yet from the century mark.) It got me to... Read More