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 NevadaMagazine.com 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.”

How to design an effective Web site and create a logo that will attract attention to a business and organization are on the agenda at the 2008 Rural Roundup conference in Elko April 2-4, Director Tim Maland of the Nevada Commission on Tourism said today.

The Nevada Commission on Tourism is among 13 western states that have signed a historic agreement with U.S. government agencies pledging mutual cooperation in promoting tourism on federal lands while protecting natural, historic and cultural resources, Director Tim Maland announced today.

Land Rover North America and the Nevada Commission on Tourism announced today that this year’s Nevada Passage will serve as the national selection event for the 2008/2009 Land Rover G4 Challenge.

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