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
man and woman watching birds in forest

Carson is for the Birds

By Keith Rugg | Sunday, August 30, 2020
Over the past half year, it seems that some previously overlooked hobbies have come into vogue, namely birding and baking bread. I have to admit, I’ve been more involved in both than ever before. I mean, prior to 2020, I would bake a loaf of bread now and then. And I have always enjoyed the devil-may-care attitude of... Read More
pile of books

Skip the Smoke with a Good Book

By Keith Rugg | Tuesday, August 25, 2020
You know, I read the other day that smoke from the fires has made it all the way out to Nebraska. And back in 2018, smoke from California’s Camp Fire drifted clear out to the East Coast. So instead of looking at a list of outdoorsy activities in this week’s post, I’m instead going to put together a few of my favorite... Read More
disc golf course and basket

Chucking Discs in Carson

By Keith Rugg | Sunday, August 16, 2020
I know there was much celebration when the golf courses opened back up earlier this year. And I’ll admit it, I’ve even been out on the greens more than once. But there’s another type of course that is also up and running this summer, and it hasn’t gotten near the fanfare, despite being more accessible and less... Read More
Mount Rose Highway looking east toward Reno

Training Day

By Keith Rugg | Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Let’s face it, there are a lot of miles of roads, highways and byways here in the Carson area. Pick just about anyplace you want to go, and there are at least two or three different routes that’ll get you there. Some are longer drives than others, but the fun is in the journey, not the destination, right? For example... Read More
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Book 'em, Dano!

By Keith Rugg | Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Here in the middle of 2020, the year that has already lasted for 10 years, it’s never been more important to be able to enjoy small distractions. And one of the venues that affords such distractions in the most varied and affordable ways is the friendly neighborhood library.  The Carson City Library is located on 900... Read More