'Nevada's a great place to learn about geology, paleontology and the history of the American West'

Rockhounds head to the Denio area near the Oregon border, where three mines offer for-fee digging.

CARSON CITY, Nev. —  The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) awarded the much-anticipated Projects Relating to Tourism Grants, along with the semi-annual tourism marketing grants, at today’s commission meeting, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced.

Projects Relating to Tourism Grants help fund infrastructure improvements that will attract visitors, and after a temporary suspension due to a decline in tourism revenues, the grants were reinstated this year.

Enjoy competition dancing, Native American arts and crafts, drum groups and more at the event celebrating Native American heritage, history and pride.

On Sunday, May 20, eclipse-chasers will have to travel to the western United States to witness a spectacular annular solar eclipse, and Nevada will get the lion’s share of the eclipse’s path.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – After several rounds of voting and months of friendly competition, six unique locations in Nevada have been identified as Nevada’s Treasures, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced today.

Historic sites, natural wonders still in the running; vote through May 4

The June Stannard Scholarship winner also was announced at the event.

Nevada Commission on Tourism

The Wild West looms large in the national consciousness. Studied in high school history classes, immortalized in spaghetti westerns, celebrated in books and song, the West evokes ideas of rugged individualism and Manifest Destiny, the 19th century belief that America was destined to expand across the continent.

The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) and partners in the tourism industry will conduct a business trip to China in April designed to boost travel to Nevada, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced today. Leading the trip will be Krolicki, who is chair of NCOT, accompanied by Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department Director Claudia Vecchio. Included in this trip will be a sales mission with Nevada business leaders looking to spur interest in and travel to the Silver State.