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
U.S. Highway 50 sign near Austin, NV

Of Birds and Bighorns

By Keith Rugg | Wednesday, January 20, 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
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Just Loafing Around Carson

By Keith Rugg | Wednesday, January 13, 2021
One of the first jokes I ever remember hearing was the one about why the baker put his car in the oven. You know, because he wanted to have a hot rod. I thought it was hilarious, but then again, I don’t think anyone ever accused the 3-year-old me of having a terribly sophisticated sense of humor. (And I’ll beat you to... Read More
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A Cup of Carson Cocoa

By Keith Rugg | Thursday, January 7, 2021
You know what would be nice right about now? A big mug of hot cocoa. With marshmallows on top, or maybe a nice dollop of whipped cream. And, gosh, if you want to get fancy about it, we could even splash in some of that flavored syrup to give it a twist of peppermint or raspberry. (Funny how chocolate can pair up... Read More
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January Fishing at Topaz Lake

By Keith Rugg | Wednesday, December 30, 2020
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 opens to fishing. The bad news aspect of... Read More
California's Hollywood sign

The Carson Area is Ready for Its Close-Up

By Keith Rugg | Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Maybe you remember that way back in the murky mists of time (meaning sometime earlier this year), a movie company was here in the area to film some holiday flicks. The good news is that everything seems to have clicked along nicely. Here we are in the holiday season and the two films have been released to the world.... Read More