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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Swing a Cat, Hit a Ghost

By Keith Rugg | Tuesday, October 6, 2020
If you travel around the country, it seems that one thing almost all of the really historical areas have in common is that they love to show off their spooky side with some sort of ghost walk or haunted tour, and the Carson region is no exception. That being said, we are living in times that actually are exceptional,... Read More
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Fall Fest on the Farms

By Keith Rugg | Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Despite all the hubbub of the year, here we are, heading into the fourth quarter. I’m absolutely ready to greet October and get all of my harvest-festival decorations up, have some spiced cider and all that other autumn stuff. Maybe you’ve exercised your green thumb and grown your own pumpkins. I... Read More
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Making Memories with Meals

By Keith Rugg | Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Autumn always feels as if it’s a season made for nostalgia and reflection, for some reason – a time to think back on good times with friends and family. And I’ve come to realize that so many of those good times happen to center around food. So this week, I want to share with you a few of the area’s eateries, past and... Read More
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Carson Here, Carson There, Carson, Carson, Everywhere

By Keith Rugg | Tuesday, September 15, 2020
A little earlier this summer, we explored the stories behind the name of Carson for the city, valley, river and such in the area. (If you didn't read that post, then spoiler alert: it's all because of Kit Carson.) Because I’m a sucker for that kind of discussion, this post explores another facet of place names. Today... Read More
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We All Scream in Carson

By Keith Rugg | Monday, September 7, 2020
I grew up in Northwest Montana, and one of my favorite memories is that one day each summer when we would pile into the station wagon and my dad would drive us up to Flathead Lake for a day of fun. On the way back home, about halfway from the lake, we would stop at the Dairy Queen for a banana split or an ice cream... Read More