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!

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Making History the Nevada Way

By Keith Rugg | Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Here we are into March, notorious for its reputation of starting out like a great African jungle cat and wrapping up like a pet tended to by a Basque shepherd. But in addition to the changing weather, top of the mind for March is the fact that it's National Women's History Month. This celebration first began in 1981... Read More

The Colors of Carson City

By Bryan Akerley | Wednesday, August 23, 2017
This weekend, capture some Northern Nevada beauty in color.   When I was as young as 5 years old, if you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have told you, “artist.” (Well, astronaut too, but most of the time, artist.) I drew any time there was a blank sheet of paper in front of me. I carried a box... Read More

The Art of Northern Nevada Antique Shopping

By Bryan Akerley | Wednesday, August 16, 2017
In case you haven’t noticed, Northern Nevada has an abundance of antique stores. Really, there’s a ton. I guess any place that’s been around for 150-plus years is going to have places (that aren’t museums) where all the history collects. History from here, history from all over the world that happened to end up here,... Read More

Rolling Through the Dog Days in Carson City

By Bryan Akerley | Tuesday, August 1, 2017
These long, lazy days of late summer just keep rolling along. Luckily, there’s plenty to keep us entertained in Carson City. As Reno kicks off perhaps its most defining citywide event, the all-inclusive classic car show Hot August Nights, Carson City can feel a bit, well, lonelier on the August weekends. Plenty of... Read More

Meet the Animals of Northern Nevada

By Bryan Akerley | Tuesday, July 25, 2017
As a kid learning about my home state, one of the first things I remember hearing about was Nevada’s wildlife. As an animal lover myself, I became obsessed. It amazed me that just up the mountains near Lake Tahoe lived bears, while mountain lions called the desert hills home. The rivers are abundant with rainbow trout... Read More

Take a Bite out of Taste of Downtown 2017

By Bryan Akerley | Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Carson City’s biggest event of the year is finally here.   This time of summer is magically lazy. The days are long and hot, and the impending anxiety of school starting that most kids feel (and many adults still carry with them) is still a long way off. It’s like we drift through the days until they start blending... Read More