Nevada Magazine, a division of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, has hired a new publisher, tourism Director Tim Maland announced today.

The Nevada Commission on Tourism awarded more than $1 million in grants Monday that will help rural communities all across Nevada to market and promote events and attractions that draw visitors.

The largest delegation of Chinese journalists and tourism professionals ever to attend the International Pow Wow tourism conference, held this year in Las Vegas, will explore Nevada beyond the famous Strip in pre- and post-conference tours, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced today.

Just twenty miles north of the bright lights and lavish casinos in Las Vegas, Lisa Lieb (Durango, CO) and her partner Tom Lyons (Reno, NV) won it big – taking top honors at the 2008 Land Rover G4 Challenge Nevada Passage which wrapped up four days and 1,000 miles of adventure competition at the sandy Nellis Dunes this afternoon.

Nineteen tourism-related projects throughout Nevada that are funded by a joint grant program of the Nevada Commission on Tourism and the Nevada Commission on Economic Development were approved, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced today.

Land Rover North America and the Nevada Commission on Tourism have selected 20 amateur athletes from around the country to compete in the Land Rover G4 Challenge Nevada Passage.  The adventure competition, May 5 – 9, will serve as the national selection event for Land Rover’s Global G4 challenge.  The competition will travel through the south eastern part of the state, kicking-off and ending in Las Vegas.

Just in time for the start of the spring-summer rafting and kayaking season, Carson City is posting new informational signs on the Carson River this week to advise boaters about whitewater rapids and other challenges.

Seven Nevadans from all across the state and a steadfast citizens organization whose work to create a heritage trail finally paid off received Excellence in Tourism awards Thursday at the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s annual Rural Roundup conference.

The Nevada Commission on Tourism’s annual Rural Roundup conference kicks off Wednesday, April 2, in Elko, with a walking tour of the historic Western town. Delegates will spend three days in Elko learning about issues and trends relating to tourism and experiencing a slice of Elko life.

Nevada Magazine’s Web site has earned first place in the 2008 National Headliner Awards, one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry. The Press Club of Atlantic City gave top billing in the “Magazine Affiliated Online Journalism” division, calling the site “an in-depth portal giving a pictorial sense of place and possibilities with an online magazine flair.”