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.

Elko will play host to tourism industry leaders from communities throughout the state for the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s 18th annual Rural Roundup conference, April 2-4, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced today.

Just in time for the height of the ski season, the Nevada Commission on Tourism has launched a new ski “mini” site complete with up-to-the-minute ski conditions, hotel ski packages, links to all Nevada and Lake Tahoe ski resorts and an opportunity for visitor comments, Tim Maland, tourism director, announced today.

The Nevada Commission on Tourism will hold its annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism Dec. 8-10, 2008, at the Peppermill Hotel Casino in Reno, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced today.  The Peppermill’s plush new $400 million Tuscan Tower sets a new standard for elegance in the Reno area and this will be the first time the hotel has hosted the tourism conference.

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