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Best of Nevada 2013. Once a year we ask our readers and Nevada tourists to vote on their favorite places in the Silver State. We have some familiar winners in 2013—among them the historic Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah, The Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Cactus Creek Prime Steakhouse at Bonanza Casino in Reno, and the Eldorado Showroom, also a staple in The Biggest Little City.

Come check out the theatrical production of Grease at the Eldorado in downtown Reno, Nevada before it closes its curtain in November 2013 | Windy Pinwheel

from Denver Post Photos and Videos

Photos: Tornadoes Slam Oklahoma, Missouri

Shelton Bryan, a chef at Gilmores Kitchen at the OKC-West Stockyards, is framed by the kitchen pass-through window on the only kitchen wall still remaining as he checks tornado damage in El Reno, Oklahoma June 1, 2013.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - This show features Andy Samberg at his finest. I wrongly assumed this was just another Reno 911. It truly isn't. Check out an episode or two for yourself and decide. You won't be sorry.

from American History Through an African American Lens

Five You Should Know: Explorers

James Pierson Beckwourth was a mountain man, fur trader and explorer. Although he was born enslaved, he was freed and apprenticed to a blacksmith. James is credited with the discovery of a mountain pass through the Sierra Nevada Mountains between present-day Reno, Nevada and Portols, California. He also improved the Beckwourth Trail that thousands of settlers followed to central California.

Sammy Davis Jr. & Dean Martin, RENO paintings, acrylics on canvas, 18" x 20" (March 2013) - My tribute to two great showmen of the showbiz world and of Sinatra's world.