Ruralite Magazine: New Trails Attract Outdoor Enthusiasts

Ruralite Magazine: New Trails Attract Outdoor Enthusiasts

Photo by by Leslie Kehmeier Drenched in sweat, Jon Prescott digs out a section of a new mountain bike trail near Caliente. As he works, he looks forward to the reward of riding on the new trail. “The physical labor is gratifying because you can see your progress throughout the days and weeks and months,” says the fit 30-year-old. “The full-time work crews who started building it last year have talked about having a similar perspective.” In evenings and on weekends, three to four times a week, Jon rides the trails he has helped build and plan. [Read...
Lincoln County Record: Big Turnout for Labor Day Weekend

Lincoln County Record: Big Turnout for Labor Day Weekend

Photo by Collin Anderson The 113th annual Labor Day Weekend celebration in Pioche was once again loaded with events. This year’s theme was “The Wild West is Calling.” The Labor Day Committee worked over the last 12 months to ensure there was something planned for everyone. From a golf tournament, a chalk art contest, and softball, to a street dance and many other activities held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, attendees had a variety of activities from which to choose. Thompson’s Opera House held an open house and live entertainment over the weekend. [Read...
Lincoln County Record: Hundreds Come to Panaca for Big Race

Lincoln County Record: Hundreds Come to Panaca for Big Race

Photo by Collin Anderson Flanked by police vehicles and onlookers, hundreds of dirt bikes rode through Panaca on Aug. 25 like a herd of steel horses. The sound that accompanied them was like being in the middle of a wild thunderstorm, and as they passed, those that watched the procession waved and cheered. It was the seventh annual Hare and Hound Muley Run, put on by the NHHA, MRAN, and the Silver State Trail Blazers’ Motorcycle Club. [Read...
Lincoln County Record: Fair & Rodeo a Hit

Lincoln County Record: Fair & Rodeo a Hit

Photo by James Selman “We’re getting better at this. I think it went really, really good,” said Lincoln County Fair co-manager Kathy Cook. “We’ve got a whole new board, new leadership, new ideas.” The four-day fair was held Aug. 8-11 in Panaca at the rodeo grounds and is growing in popularity. Cook said, “We had record crowds Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Even the Saturday night rain and winds didn’t dampen our spirits or enthusiasm too much. Everybody hung on and stayed right there. That’s the western way of life.” [Read...
Panaca honors the pioneers

Panaca honors the pioneers

Photo Courtesy Harmony Anderson Photography With its annual Pioneer Day celebration, Panaca paid tribute to the hardworking and industrious souls who settled the area. This year’s celebration was put on by the LDS Panaca 2nd Ward. Festivities began on Friday, July 20, and concluded Sunday with LDS sacrament meeting topics on “Our Pioneer Heritage.” The event served as a homecoming as many gathered for family reunions. Activities included a craft fair, movie night in the park, dynamite wake up, 5K run, flag ceremony, meals, kids races, games, fireworks, and dancing. [Read...
Alamo and Caliente throw big Fourth of July parties

Alamo and Caliente throw big Fourth of July parties

Alamo In celebration of our country’s independence, this year’s festivities in Alamo took place from Saturday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 4. Many activities helped raise money for students and organizations in Pahranagat Valley. The Motorcycle and Quad Barrel Racing for all ages took place on June 30 under the Alamo Rodeo Ground lights. Spectators watched as dirt bike and quad racing enthusiasts raced around barrels in both the small and big arenas. [Read More] Caliente On July 4 in Caliente, the morning started with the 6 a.m. Sunrise Salute, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Then the annual Fireman’s Breakfast began, complete with hotcakes, eggs, sausage, ham and bacon. After eating, people left the park to set up spots along the parade route. The Veterans of Foreign Wars came along before the start, handing out flags to the kids. As always, the VFW Color Guard led the parade down Front Street as people and children stood. [Read...