Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lost City Museum Kids Archaeology Day

Lost City Museum. Photo: Matthew B. Brown
The Lost City Museum in Overton will host a free Kids Archaeology Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19. Budding archaeologists are invited to learn the process of archaeology by participating in a mock excavation and learning to analyze the artifacts they find. Students will learn about phases of an archaeological investigation from a professional archaeologist in a hands-on way, from the excavation to the analysis phase. Space is limited to 16 children ages 7 to 13, so early sign-up is suggested. For more information or to sign up, call the museum at 702-397-2193.

The Lost City Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5; children and members enter free. The museum is located at 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. in Overton on State Route 169 off I-15, exit #93 or via Lake Mead or the Valley of Fire.

The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. The museum is one of seven managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tonopah's BEST WESTERN Hi-Desert Inn offers Jim Butler Days discount May 21-28, 2012

Located midway between Reno and Las Vegas, Tonopah is a great place to stay while enjoying central Nevada's abundant outdoor activities. Come Memorial Day weekend, though, they’ve got lots more to offer at the 42nd Annual Jim Butler Days. The celebration commemorates Jim Butler, the rancher credited with the 1900 silver claim that started one of the biggest mining booms in Nevada history, his wife Belle, and their stubborn mule. 

Tonopah’s BEST WESTERN Hi-Desert Inn is offering a 10-percent discount to anyone who mentions this blog and promo code NVBW,  so be sure to touch base with them before their comfortable, clean rooms fill up. An outdoor pool and complimentary continental breakfast make this the place to stay while celebrating Jim Bulter Days. Call 775-482-3511 or reserve online at http://www.bestwestern.com/hidesertinnhttp://www.bestwestern.com/hidesertinn

Activities are planned throughout the week with the major events occurring Friday through Monday:

Monday, May 21
Jim Butler Little Miss Pageant

Tuesday, May 22
Tonopah High School Band Annual Concert

Wednesday, May 23
Jim Butler Junior and Senior Queen and King Pageant

Thursday, May 24
Jin Butler Talent Show

Friday, May 25
Street Dance with vendors (vendors Fri.-Sun.)

Saturday, May 26
Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast
Parade, Craft Faire, Nevada State Mining Championship events
Stock Car Races at Tonopah Speedway

Tonopah Historic Mining Park. Photo: Matthew B. Brown

Sunday, May 27
Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast
U.S. Arm Wrestling Association 2012 Pro Am Arm Wrestling Championship all day long. This is an Arnold Classic qualifying event, the only qualifying event on the west coast!

Monday, May 28
Memorial Day Ceremonies

For more information, visit www.tonopahnevada.comwww.tonopahnevada.com or call 775-482-3558.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Las Vegas Wranglers advance to Kelly Cup Finals

Las Vegas Wranglers team captain Mike Madill (9) poses with the Taylor Trophy along with alternate captains Ryan Weston (52) and Barry Goers (6). Photo: Greg Martin
Three road dates to be announced when Eastern Conference Finals end

After eliminating the Alaska Aces from the postseason and clinching the Western Conference championship last night, the Las Vegas Wranglers announced today the four home dates for the 2012 Kelly Cup Finals. The team will play the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals, between the Florida Everblades and the Kalamazoo Wings, and the three road games will be announced once that series is complete. The Everblades currently lead the series, 2-1.

The best-of-seven series begins in Las Vegas on Monday, May 14, and is as follows:
Game 1 – Monday, May 14, at 7:05 p.m. – Orleans Arena
Game 2 – Tuesday, May 15, at 7:05 p.m. – Orleans Arena
Game 3 – TBD
Game 4 – TBD
Game 5 – TBD (if necessary)
Game 6 – Friday, May 25, at 7:05 p.m. (if necessary) – Orleans Arena
Game 7 – Saturday, May 26, at 7:05 p.m. (if necessary) – Orleans Arena

The third-seeded Wranglers will have home-ice advantage over either team it faces by being a higher seed than Florida and having a better regular-season record than Kalamazoo. This will be head coach Ryan Mougenel’s first trip to the Finals with the Wranglers after advancing his team to the postseason in both 2010 and 2011. The Wranglers last went to the Kelly Cup Finals in 2008, falling in six games to the Cincinnati Cyclones.

Playoff tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Wranglers front office at 702-471-PUCK. Fans can lock in their seats by purchasing playoff strip tickets starting at $18 per game, and tickets for kids ages 12 and younger are just $8. Individual Wranglers playoff tickets are available at 702-284-7777, in person at all Coast Casino properties or the Town Square shopping center, or online at orleansarena.com.