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September 22, 2002 | DAN BLACKBURN
The golden eagle that flew over our car, leading the way up the winding canyon road, may have been the first clue that we were entering a special place. Or perhaps it was the two fawns at dusk, still struggling to learn which way their shaky legs would take them. Maybe it was the early morning light that turned the Ruby Mountains to gold, hinting at the riches that miners here once hoped to find. Beyond doubt, the Ruby Mountains, called Nevada's Alps, are touched with magic.
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May 25, 2008 | Seth Shteir, Special to The Times
Lamoille Canyon in northeastern Nevada's Ruby Mountains doesn't attract many tourists. But I didn't come seeking crowds, neon lights or fine dining. I came here for something that's increasingly rare in America: a dash of mountain vistas mixed with a starry night sky and a generous helping of Western birds. I first visited the Ruby Mountains in July. I liked it so much, I returned in August. The stunning scenery, remote location and excellent riparian habitat make it a great place to bird-watch.
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TRAVEL
May 25, 2008 | Seth Shteir, Special to The Times
Lamoille Canyon in northeastern Nevada's Ruby Mountains doesn't attract many tourists. But I didn't come seeking crowds, neon lights or fine dining. I came here for something that's increasingly rare in America: a dash of mountain vistas mixed with a starry night sky and a generous helping of Western birds. I first visited the Ruby Mountains in July. I liked it so much, I returned in August. The stunning scenery, remote location and excellent riparian habitat make it a great place to bird-watch.
TRAVEL
September 22, 2002 | DAN BLACKBURN
The golden eagle that flew over our car, leading the way up the winding canyon road, may have been the first clue that we were entering a special place. Or perhaps it was the two fawns at dusk, still struggling to learn which way their shaky legs would take them. Maybe it was the early morning light that turned the Ruby Mountains to gold, hinting at the riches that miners here once hoped to find. Beyond doubt, the Ruby Mountains, called Nevada's Alps, are touched with magic.
BUSINESS
July 1, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cause of Wells Helicopter Crash Reported: Snow in the engine caused a helicopter crash in Nevada's rugged Ruby Mountains that killed Walt Disney Co. President Frank Wells and three other people, the National Transportation Safety Board said. The group was returning from a heli-skiing outing near Elko, Nev., on April 3, 1994, when the crash occurred. The NTSB report concludes that the snow resulted in a flameout, which caused the engine to fail.
NEWS
November 16, 1992 | Associated Press
Searchers unsuccessfully scoured a remote mountain peak Sunday for a missing California couple after hearing what seemed to be an emergency transmission from their downed airplane. Pilot Larry Richards and his girlfriend, Barbara Keating, both 56, were reported missing Oct. 29 when their twin-engine Beechcraft failed to arrive in Idaho after leaving Placentia. "There's a good possibility they're alive," said Maj. Phil Brown of the Nevada Civil Air Patrol. "They had provisions on board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1992 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hopes were raised Sunday that a Placentia couple whose plane is believed to have crashed in the Nevada mountains more than two weeks ago could still be alive after authorities heard what they thought were radio signals coming from the downed craft. Sunday night, however, Nevada Civil Air Patrol officials said that the signals may have been a fluke and that they had decided to put off any further search for pilot Larry Richards and passenger Barbara Keating, both 56.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1992 | MARTIN GRIFFITH, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
One of Nevada's most important wildlife habitats has become the latest victim of the lingering drought. Jeff Mackay, a wildlife biologist for the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, said the Ruby marshes in northeastern Nevada have dwindled from 12,000 acres to 2,900 acres, their lowest level in 31 years. The marshes, flanked against the majestic Ruby Mountains about 40 miles southeast of Elko, virtually dried up after similar droughts in 1961 and in the 1930s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1994 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 2,000 people packed into a sound stage on the lot of Walt Disney Studios in Burbank on Monday afternoon to pay a final tribute to company President Frank G. Wells, who was killed April 3 in a helicopter crash while on a ski trip.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2007 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
Pierce Brosnan, looking suitably woolly and grizzled, stars as a man on the run from his past in the period suspense western "Seraphim Falls." A beautifully shot chase film by writer-director David Von Ancken and co-writer Abby Everett Jaques, it moves along with minimalist efficiency before running out of gas during an overlong allegorical final section.
NEWS
April 4, 1994 | EDMUND NEWTON and JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Frank G. Wells, the president and chief operating officer of the Walt Disney Co. and a key part of one of the biggest turnarounds in American corporate history, was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday during a skiing expedition in the rugged Ruby Mountains in northeast Nevada. Wells, 62, and four others were aboard the helicopter when it went down in a remote mountainside known as Thorpe Creek Canyon, about five miles south of Lamoille, members of the search party said.
TRAVEL
December 6, 2009 | By Jay Jones
Generally, the pace is pretty slow 'round Elko, a community of 36,000 set against the backdrop of the Ruby Mountains about four hours east of Reno. But for eight days every January, the place runs at a gallop. The streets become a sea of Stetsons as city folk and country dwellers, writers and musicians, artisans and scholars arrive to take part in the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. "Campfire light holds back the night. Sparks chatter like old friends. It's a comfort zone that sets the tone where mood and time transcend.
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