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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Getting Out (and About) While the Getting's Good

By Keith Rugg | Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Last week just might have been the last gasp of summer. When I look at the weather forecast, it feels like when you're driving back north from Las Vegas on Route 95 and you're coming up the hill toward Goldfield and the speed limit is 75 miles an hour and then suddenly it isn't, suddenly they drop the limit to 45 and... Read More
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Talking Turkey in Carson

By Keith Rugg | Monday, November 2, 2020
November is finally here, and in honor of the month, today’s blog is brought to you by Thanksgiving’s favorite festive fowl, the turkey. First up is a fun little mix of turkey and wine because the Carson City Wine Walk is back again this month on the first Saturday of the month, November 7. The turkey part of this... Read More
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Everything Old is New Again

By Keith Rugg | Monday, October 26, 2020
Autumn is the season for a lot of fun events and activities, and I’ve always enjoyed getting a little antiquing in at the same time the leaves are turning and the snow is getting ready to fall. And one thing about an area like Carson that is so strongly in touch with its history is that there is no shortage of shops... Read More
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The Most Wonderful Nevada Day of the Year

By Keith Rugg | Saturday, October 17, 2020
Last week, we looked at the history of that grandest of state traditions, Nevada Day. This week, let’s see what’s in store for Nevada Day 2020. (Yes, I know most of the festivities don’t take place until the end of the month, but come on, it’s NEVADA DAY! You don’t want to put off your planning for it until the last... Read More

Ain't No Party LIke a Nevada Day Party

By Keith Rugg | Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Whenever the calendar page flips to October, it means it’s time to start preparing for one of the best holidays of the year. No, not the the one where kids go door to door and beg sweets in exchange for not pranking you. I’m talking about the real reason to get excited for the end of the month – Nevada Day! I’ll be... Read More