Author: Shayla Leavitt

Caliente Hot Springs Motel opens its doors

The new and improved Caliente Hot Springs Motel and Spa is open and it’s calling your name. This unique and fully renovated motel offers a luxurious stay that incorporates the hot springs directly into the building. There is a rich history packed into the motel. It first began as the Culverwell Hotel in the early 1900s, when it was established by the Culverwell family on their family ranch. The hotel drew in miners, railroaders and cowboys after a long and tiring day at work to soak and relax in the natural spring water. After many years the Culverwell Hotel was redeveloped into the Caliente Hot Springs Motel and Spa, and is currently owned by Jan and John Cole, who recently renovated and reopened the facility. “Our interest in Lincoln County started in the late 1990s,” Jan Cole said. “We were driving off-road on a full moon night. We could see the spectacular Rainbow Canyon walls and a stream reflecting in the moonlight. We decided to come back in the daylight to see this gorgeous place.” She continued, “We stayed at the Caliente Hot Springs Motel and Spa and soaked in the fresh natural mineral hot springs water.” She said they fell in love with the motel and purchased it in the spring of 2004. From 2004 to 2007 the motel was open to the public. It hosted many family...

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New County Coalition Meets

Lincoln County is filled with many organizations with common goals to benefit and aid the people of the county. Ben Rowley, of Nevada Central Media, in association with the NyE Communities Coalition, invited organizations throughout the county to be a part of a new coalition. The goal is to meet monthly to allow everyone to better-understand what each group is doing and find ways to work together on common goals. Having an active coalition also opens the door to additional resources that can help address community needs, such as, employment, education, food, housing and transportation. The first meeting was held on Oct. 25 and organizations in attendance included Nevada Lincoln County Community Health, RSVP, LC Mental Health, LC Human Services, Pioche Senior Center, LC Family2Family, Nevada Outreach, LC School District, Panaca Town Ambulance, UNR Cooperative Extension, LC Workforce, LC Emergency Management, LC Regional Development Authority, Lincoln Communities Action Team and Mayor Stana Hurlburt of Caliente. After introductions, Stacy Smith, director of NyE, spoke about her coalition’s experiences and the opportunities for collaboration that come with forming a community coalition. The next meeting will be held in Panaca, on Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. Any variety of organization (government, non-profits, private sector, educational, religious, etc.) encouraged to...

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Photographers Capture County’s Beauty at Fall Photo Festival

Last weekend, the Lincoln Communities Action Team hosted the first Fall Photo Festival. Six people, along with some family members, from Las Vegas and Utah ventured to the county to capture photos of destinations throughout the county. The event began Friday at the Caliente Depot, where participants received a warm welcome and orientation. They were provided with a map of Lincoln County that marked 13 different locations, including the five state parks and five small towns. Following this they headed out on their own and go wherever their hearts desired to freeze the beautiful, fall scenes our county has...

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PVHS Celebrates Homecoming

Pahranagat Valley High School indulges in what many say is their most favorite time of the year: Homecoming Week. Many weeks of planning, preparation and excitement are put into this event by both students and faculty in hopes of creating memories that will last a lifetime. To say the least, that is exactly what happened earlier this month for this year’s homecoming. Here’s a recap of the activities that went down. On Monday, students flooded the streets at four different intersections throughout Alamo to paint their names on the roads, and later they spray painted their names on their...

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