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

headshot of a cow

"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
poinsettia plants

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

By Keith Rugg | Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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
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Make Nevada Your Go-To Gift

By Keith Rugg | Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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
trees covered in snow

Let it Snow (But Not TOO Much)

By Keith Rugg | Wednesday, December 2, 2020
While it’s always tricky to try and predict the weather, most of the professionals are saying that despite the sudden freaky snow and cold earlier in November, the Carson area will be seeing a pretty steady trend of highs solidly in the 40s through the rest of the month, maybe a little higher in the next few days.... Read More

Being Neighborly is a Carson Tradition

By Keith Rugg | Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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
carson river with fall trees

Doing Good in the Neighborhood

By Keith Rugg | Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Every once in a while, I see newspapers or websites that promise to only deliver good news instead of the daily mix of good and bad (okay, yes, maybe the daily mix is often a bit heavier on the negative coverage), and I usually say, “Meh.”  As anyone who knows me personally can attest, "cheery" is one of the very last... Read More