Drone racing showcased at recent event

Drone racing showcased at recent event

Californian Thi Van emerged as a star of the recent Lincoln County Drone Expo and Alamo Shootout Races. The FPV racer delighted spectators with skillful, high-speed maneuvering of his quad-propeller drone during the two-day event that ran May 18-19 at Pahranagat Valley High School. Van made the 360-mile journey from Los Angeles with fellow racer and friend Phillip Chung. Even with other competitions taking place closer to home that weekend, they wanted to try something new in a town with less people than L.A. has in a single city block. [Read...
SNORE bringing 120 racers to Lincoln County

SNORE bringing 120 racers to Lincoln County

Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts — SNORE — is bringing its annual Knotty Pine 250 off-road race to Caliente June 8-9, complete with about 120 race cars and competitors in what has become a blockbuster gathering. From the students of Caliente Elementary to fans and the racers, the railroad town about 150 miles northeast of Las Vegas looks forward to the annual SNORE event for various reasons, including Caliente’s cooler climate, contrasted with Las Vegas’ predicted 110-degree weekend temperatures. [Read...
Caliente featured on Club Ride

Caliente featured on Club Ride

Check out this great article by Leslie Kehmeier on Club Ride. “Just two and a half hours north of Sin City, surrounded by layers of extensive basins and beautiful mountains, sits a town that will eventually be one of the new meccas of mountain biking in the American West.” [Read...
Lincoln County, Nevada ready for its photo op with inaugural event

Lincoln County, Nevada ready for its photo op with inaugural event

Caliente, Panaca, and Pioche, Nev. – Lincoln County will be on full display to photographers at the upcoming Photo Festival. A new event created by the Lincoln County Authority of Tourism (LCAT), photographers of all skill levels are invited to explore and capture various attractions in the area. The inaugural event is slated for Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. Information guides familiar with the area will be on hand at particular locations to direct participants on some of the best spots to shoot and how to get there. These include the five state parks in the county and places around the city of Caliente and the towns of Pioche and Panaca. “We are very excited to welcome photographers to Lincoln County and capture the amazing beauty that surrounds us here, as well as the unique personality of three of our towns,” said LCAT president Marcia Hurd. Promotions by the tourism-focused group highlights “the high-desert landscape, old west architecture, and brilliant night skies” found in the county. “It will be an extraordinary photography experience,” Hurd said. Four workshops, provided by professional photographers, are also part of the event. National-Geographic award-winning photographer David Swindler and published photographer Cody Wilson, both from Kanab, Utah, are providing a night sky photography workshop. University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) instructors Shawn and Corinne Severn are offering a photography basics and landscape photography workshops. Photography business owner Michael Okimoto of Reno is putting on an environmental portraiture course. Friday begins with a catered breakfast and orientation at the historic train Depot in Caliente. Then participants will head out in multiple directions to workshops,...
Drones descending on Lincoln County, Nev. for two-day race and expo

Drones descending on Lincoln County, Nev. for two-day race and expo

Alamo, Nev. – That buzz out there is the growing infatuation for drones and drone racing, and it will be on display in Alamo on May 18 and 19. First person view (FPV) drone competition is growing in popularity all over the country. These events feature drone operators with first-person goggles connected to a camera mounted on their drones. They race by remote control through a track full of various obstacles. Spectators say the drones look like “a swarm of angry bees” as they maneuver through the courses. The Lincoln County Authority of Tourism (LCAT) is partnering with the Las Vegas Drone & FPV club to create the inaugural Lincoln County Drone Expo and Alamo Shootout Races. Racers are invited to enter the Shootout, which includes micro and main events with various prizes up for grabs, including $2,500 in cash. There will also be time allotted for open flying of drones of all varieties. “We look forward to showcasing the many faces of drones; from experienced pilots and drone racing to one-on-one training for the less experiences drone enthusiast,” said Las Vegas Drone and FPV Club president Chris Cernuto. “This event will cover all bases and offer fun for all. We look forward to seeing everyone there.” Individuals, with or without drone experience, are invited to come watch the races and try their hand at flying a drone themselves in the indoor Drone Zone. Experts will be on hand to show them how, and once participants have the hang of it, they can test their new skills on the micro track. Food, vendor, and information booths also will be...
Rachel is one of the best places for a unique getaway according to Expedia

Rachel is one of the best places for a unique getaway according to Expedia

The town of Rachel was recently featured on Expedia as one of the “13 most unique places in the US that you have to see to believe.” The article puts Rachel at number five on its “Weird U.S. Places” list, stating that it “is shrouded in interplanetary legends and government conspiracy theories.” The article recommends that visitors “Take a drive down Extraterrestrial Highway and look for the elusive mailbox on Hwy 375 near Area 51. Once a message center for other lifeforms, the box has been removed and replaced several times. Ooh …” Expedia is an international travel company, and its “Viewfinder” blog features travel inspiration on destinations in the U.S. and across the globe. [Read...