Silver Tailings: Gran Pah and Goldfield


When the two men headed into the desert of southern Nevada in the winter of 1902, they were hoping to strike it rich. They had been present when Paiute Indian prospector Tom Fisherman wandered into Tonopah with gold ore. Fisherman received a ten-dollar grubstake from Jim Butler and Tom Kendall, to find a claim where the rock … Continue reading Silver Tailings: Gran Pah and Goldfield

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Silver Tailings: Downtown Reno Library


The Washoe County Library, on South Center Street in Reno, is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP.)  Completed in 1966, the library is significant to the history of Reno and represents the city’s interest in and appreciation for art and architecture. The library's construction came as Reno was moving  from a … Continue reading Silver Tailings: Downtown Reno Library

Silver Sidings: The Great Nevada Meteor of 1894


A meteorite causing severe damage and injuring 1,200 people in the Russian Urals, has created a stir, especially since it took place as an asteroid zipped by Earth within 17,000 miles. However, it's not the first time a meteor has made itself known as it slammed through the atmosphere. Henry Cutting was living in Candelaria, … Continue reading Silver Sidings: The Great Nevada Meteor of 1894

The Greatest Generation in Congress


New Jersey Democrat Senator Frank Lautenberg’s decision to retire from the Senate in 2014 election means the upper chamber will soon say good-bye to its last veteran of World War II. However, the war lives on in the House, as Congressman Ralph Hall, a Republican from Texas, and Democrat John Dingell of Michigan, are still … Continue reading The Greatest Generation in Congress

Outage


The outage began Monday evening and left thousands of AT&T customers in Northern Nevada without internet, cell phone and some landline phone service. Calls to 911 were also among those affected. The effected area stretched from Ely to Reno and Sparks. The company says a computer software problem in AT&T’s Reno central office triggered the … Continue reading Outage

Silver Tailings: The Other Nevada Quarterback


Before Colin Kaepernick, there was Glenn Carano. The Reno Silver Legacy's Director of Marketing was a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for seven seasons, from 1977 to 1983, including two Super Bowls and a championship ring. Carano was with the Cowboys when they pounced on the Denver Broncos, 27-10 during Superbowl XII January 15, 1978. … Continue reading Silver Tailings: The Other Nevada Quarterback

William “Wild Bill Cody” Schneible


He was born William Arnold Schneible, but people across the U.S. knew him better as "Wild Bill Cody." He passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack at his home on Christmas Day 2012. Born in Denver, February 8, 1949, he graduated from Cathedral High in 1967. Bill served honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard for nine years as … Continue reading William “Wild Bill Cody” Schneible

Dash


While meeting with the radio station’s program director, I also met our newest staff member whose taking on the massive task of bringing the station into the 21st century as our social-media specialist and consultant. She and I had only known of each other through blogging and Facebook. As we shook hands, she questioned, “Oh, … Continue reading Dash

Silver Tailings: Debunking “The Misfits” Misfortune


Arthur Miller divorced his first wife June 11th, 1956 after spending his six-week residency in Sutcliffe at the Pyramid Lake Guest Ranch. He married Marilyn Monroe about three weeks later. While at the ranch he watched a group of cowboys round-up some wild horses. This inspired a short story in the October 1957 edition of … Continue reading Silver Tailings: Debunking “The Misfits” Misfortune