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. — 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.

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — After an extensive search among top tourism marketing professionals, TravelNevada, the state Division on Tourism, has hired Greg Fine of Reno to fill its marketing director position.

CARSON CITY — Nevada Tourism is hoping travelers en route to Burning Man will yell “Hallelujah!” when they see the tourism division’s welcome stations on Interstate 80 and Highway 395 on Aug. 27-28.

Tents will be set up outside Boomtown Reno and Walmart in Gardnerville to welcome Burners to the Silver State and send them on their way a little more prepared for their time in the Black Rock Desert. The Hallelujah Stations will be stocked with collapsible water bottles, wet wipes, reusable bags, Nevada travel guides, and Nevada state maps.

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) has awarded $985,146 in grant funding for projects throughout rural Nevada designed to increase travel to those areas, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced Wednesday at the commission's quarterly meeting. Among the unique proposals approved by the commission are a social media “selfie” scavenger hunt contest in the state’s central/southern region as well as a project to promote the ParaLong Drive World golf tournament for golfers with disabilities.

Nevada Commission on Tourism’s annual rural marketing conference runs from April 30 to May 2 in Ely.

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The Nevada Commission on Tourism has awarded more than $400,000 in grants to the state’s rural areas to support tourism efforts, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, NCOT chairman, announced today.