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

gift wrapped presents on a table

Make Nevada Your Go-To Gift

By Keith Rugg | Monday, December 20, 2021
Well, the gift season is in full swing and I’m working hard this year to actually get my presents to the recipients on or before the correct date. (As opposed to the week – or month – after. In the interest of full transparency, I have to admit that I’ve been more than a month tardy on this sort of thing before. More... Read More
poinsettia plants

It Won't Kill You, But You Still Don't Want to Serve it for Dinner

By Keith Rugg | Thursday, December 16, 2021
This is the time of year when the traditional Nevada blue and silver takes a back seat to the seasonal red and green. And no matter how you pronounce it, the poinsettia plant is a great way to add this splash of color to your home décor. Now if you’re like me, you grew up with all sorts of facts in your head about... Read More
U.S. Highway 50 sign near Austin, NV

Of Birds and Bighorns

By Keith Rugg | Saturday, December 11, 2021
One of the nice things about the Carson area is that it so often flies under the radar. You mention Nevada to people from other states and they automatically think of Las Vegas. People who are more familiar with the Silver State might bring Reno to mind. Those who have traveled across Nevada on Interstate 80 might... Read More
100th birthday cake

A Century Ago in the Carson Area

By Keith Rugg | Saturday, December 4, 2021
What life was like here in the Carson region a hundred years ago? The 1800s get a lot of attention, what with statehood and the Civil War and the Comstock and all. But what was Carson like circa 1920? Photo at left: Pixabay, Matiss Dzelve. It so happens that the Western Nevada Historic Photo Collection has a shot of... Read More
Topaz Lake from north hillside

January Fishing at Topaz Lake

By Keith Rugg | Tuesday, November 30, 2021
For fisher-folk who have been itching to get back on the water, we’ve got your classic good news, bad news situation. The good news is that with the dawning of a new year comes the opening of a new fishing season at Topaz Lake. Yup, it’s true. As of January 1, 2021, the lake opened to fishing. The bad news aspect of... Read More

Being Neighborly is a Carson Tradition

By Keith Rugg | Thursday, November 25, 2021
Holiday cheer isn’t just something invented by greeting card companies. We’re into the time of year that the nights get longer and darker, right on up ‘til the Winter Solstice, and a little extra effort to be nice and brighten someone’s day can go a long way. And given the sort of year we’ve had, it’s more important... Read More