There is nowhere better to commemorate Independence Day than the patriotic Battle Born state or one of its old towns where the West was won. Nevada bleeds red, white and blue for the holiday, embracing its wild western roots.

Virginia City Fourth of July Celebration

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) has awarded $1.1 million in grants to rural Nevada tourism organizations for marketing efforts, Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison announced Wednesday.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Visit northern Nevada — also known as Nevada’s Cowboy Country — to access the state’s ranching history as well as take in its current mining activity. Many explore this area through its main artery, Interstate 80, an east-west route that roughly follows the old California Trail and passes through such cities as Elko, home of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering; Winnemucca, known as the gateway to the Black Rock Desert; and Lovelock, where you can “lock your love” symbolically at the county courthouse.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) has hired Jennifer Neubauer as its research manager, handling consumer market research and data. Among her various duties, Neubauer will oversee the development, coordination and administration of various research surveys, statistical databases, projects and reports. She will manage all aspects of statewide visitor statistics, including data collection, tabulation and analysis.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Las Vegas’ siren song draws millions to the Strip, that four-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard, with a rhapsody of over-the-top resorts, fine dining, high-end shopping and amazing attractions. But there’s more to discover in southern Nevada’s Mojave Desert, from the engineering wonder of the Hoover Dam in Boulder City to the colorful Valley of Fire State Park in Overton.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) and Nevada Magazine will again run the popular “Discover Your Nevada” program to spur in-state travel during the spring and summer travel months.

The annual campaign is designed to educate Nevadans about the vast variety of adventures available throughout the state, and ultimately encourage travel within the state.

EDITORS: Photos of the winners are available here

MINDEN, Nev. — The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) recognized outstanding members of the state’s rural tourism industry Thursday, April 16 at the VolunTourism Awards dinner at the Carson Valley Inn. The annual event was part of the state’s 25th Rural Roundup tourism conference.

CARSON CITY, Nev. —  Rural Roundup, Nevada’s signature rural tourism conference, sponsored by the Nevada Division of Tourism, returns to the Carson Valley for its 25th anniversary this April, Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison announced today.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The 2015 Nevada Visitors Guide, now available for free online and at area visitors’ centers, is designed with the road warrior in mind. More than 29 million vehicles entered the state in fiscal year 2014, prompting the Nevada Division of Tourism to restructure the Visitors Guide to meet travelers’ needs.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A project to support air lift to Elko and another to create webisodes about Ely’s historical railway are among the 70 proposals approved for funding from the state’s Rural Grants Program, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced today. The Nevada Commission on Tourism has authorized $414,854 in grants for programs and activities designed to deliver more tourists to rural Nevada.