Memories in the Trees

Memories in the Trees

A few weeks ago my friend and fishing buddy Ken Mattison sent a song to me recorded by well known local Nevada cowboy singers and poets, Texas Tom Weatherby and Dennis Golden. The song is called “Memories in the Trees”. In my mind the song is about, how the Basque in Nevada, who endured lonliness and solitude as if it was a badge of honor; but like most men, the honor was only a facade…

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Wildlife Profile / Cui-Ui

Wildlife Profile / Cui-Ui

Cui-Ui   The cui-ui, Chasmistes cujus, is a large sucker fish endemic to Pyramid Lake in northwestern Nevada. It feeds primarily on zooplankton and possibly on nanoplankton (such as algae and diatoms). The maximum size of male cui-ui is approximately (21 in) and...

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Wildlife Profile / Sage Grouse

Wildlife Profile / Sage Grouse

  SCIENTIFIC NAME: Centrocercus urophasianus CLASSIFICATION: Small game bird SIZE: Up to 8 pounds - 26-30" DESCRIPTION:  Sage grouse are the largest of the North American grouse species. The throat is black with a white collar; yellow-orange eyebrow. Spike-like...

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Pat McCarran

Pat McCarran

We have named roads and airports in his honor, but most Nevadans don’t know who Pat McCarran was. I have heard and read many stories about Pat McCarran over the years; I hope the stories you are about to read will give you an insight to who and what Pat McCarran was.

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Wildlife Profile / Mule Deer

Wildlife Profile / Mule Deer

  SCIENTIFIC NAME: Odocoileus hemionus  CLASSIFICATION: Big game mammal SIZE: Weight: 125-330 lbs. Length with tail: 50-85" Shoulder Height: 3-3.5" DESCRIPTION:  The mule deer has large ears (like those of a mule) and tan to reddish brown fur in summer, grayish...

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Pyramid Lake’s ‘Stone Mother’

Pyramid Lake’s ‘Stone Mother’

The Stone Mother is crying again, not for herself, but she cries for Nevada that is losing the very thing that attracted people to her in the first place and that is, a people that had respect for themselves, for others and for Nevada. Those days seem to be eroding with every increase in population. Read on to discover the story of the Stone Mother…

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