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 Sounds of Carson City: Where to Find Live Local Music

By Bryan Akerley | Wednesday, July 12, 2017
There’s a riot going on in Northern Nevada. Or maybe it’s a revolution.   Just this week our area has been host to legendary soul-funk band The Family Stone (with founding Sly & The Family Stone members Jerry Martini and Greg Errico) as well as The Revolution, Prince’s unstoppable backing band famous for Purple... Read More

Keepin' It Cool in Carson City

By Bryan Akerley | Tuesday, July 4, 2017
It feels like just yesterday I was writing, in the midst of a chilly spring, that the hot sunny days and warm summer nights were just around the corner. I, like many others in Northern Nevada, was ready for the winter weather to stop dragging on so I could finally go on outdoor hikes, bike rides and picnics in the... Read More

Fresh off the Grill: The All-American Burgers of Northern Nevada

By Bryan Akerley | Wednesday, June 28, 2017
There is no American town quite like Carson City. Like I’ve mentioned in the past, this city has that nostalgic, stroll-down-Main-Street charm we often associate with the all-American hometown. But it just so happens to be the state capital as well, a place with a vivid history dating back to the Old West, a part of... Read More

Fresh, old-fashioned farmers market fun

By Bryan Akerley | Wednesday, June 21, 2017
You, a resident or visitor of Northern Nevada, may ask yourself sometime in the first official days of summer, when the days seem to go on forever and the air heats up to sweltering triple-digit degrees, what kind of fruit or vegetable plant is even able to grow in this arid climate? What kind of plant wants to grow... Read More

Dad's Day Afternoon

By Bryan Akerley | Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field! Hay, it was in his jeans!   Alright, alright, that may have made you cringe. But what’s a great dad joke if it doesn’t make you cringe a little? Honestly, I probably first heard this pun from my own father, who’s prone to bad jokes and ill-... Read More