We go north by northwest on a trip to Elko that will take us through a mine, to a historic Basque restaurant and through the backroads of eastern Nevada. September 2013
Tonight is the Nevada Press Association’s annual awards banquet, which is in Elko this year, and like any journalism event, there will be plenty of stories told — some of which are true and many of which get better with age. Nevada has a rich history of journalism, and there have been many colorful storytellers who worked in the press, particularly in the state’s early days.
We spent much of the day touring a mine west of Elko where several people greeted us with a question: “How do you like our weather?”
At Newmont Mining Corp.'s operation west of Elko, there are all kinds of things you'd expect to see — an underground mine, open-pit mines, people in safety equipment, 20-foot-tall dump trucks and piles of ore. But what you don't see is somewhat surprising: Gold.
We’re off to Elko and we’ll do a bit of exploring but there’s business as well – the Nevada Press Association’s annual meeting. Our luggage is a little heavier than normal because the forecast is calling for a cold front moving in and potentially snow. Yes, snow. In September.
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