Nevada

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada

The 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering —the nation’s greatest celebration of the American West, its people, culture and traditions—will take place January 28 to February 2, 2013, in Elko, Nevada.  The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering features performances of poetry and music from the cowboy and ranching occupation, but also presents exhibitions, films, workshops, dances and

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Virginia City, Nevada Holds International Camel Races

The riders are tense at the starting line. Hooves anxiously paw at the dirt. Fans sitting in the stands lean forward in anticipation. There’s a countdown—“three, two, one”—and the gates fly open. But instead of horses running down the straightaway, there are three camels racing for the finish line. Welcome to the International Camel Races,

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