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...
Wildlife Profile / Snakes of Nevada

Wildlife Profile / Snakes of Nevada

Sidewinder Named for its side-winding locomotion, it is Nevada’s smallest rattlesnake, reaching up to 31 inches in length. Primarily inhabiting valleys and bajadas, a series of backward J or S shapes left in loose sand indicates one has passed by. It will...
Dick Graves, Gaming Pioneer

Dick Graves, Gaming Pioneer

DICK GRAVES, NORTHERN NEVADA GAMING PIONEER     Although John Ascuaga has been a gaming innovator in his own right, John has been given credit for many gaming innovation that Dick Graves should be given credit for. Richard “Dick” Graves was a...
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....
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.