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august 28, 2015

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live

Overton, NV-- On Saturday September 26th 2015, The Lost City Museum will open its doors free of charge to visitors downloading a ticket from Smithsonian.com/museumday along with other participating venues for the 11th annual Museum Day Live! The Lost City Museum will join museums across the country in encouraging learning and cultural appreciation.

The event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone.

For one day only, The Lost City Museum will grant free access to visitors who download a Museum Day Live! ticket at Smithsonian.com. Last Year’s event drew over 400,000 museum goers nationwide.

The Museum Day Live! ticket will be available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two to The Lost City Museum for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2015 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.

The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. The museum is one of seven managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and is open daily 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5, children and members enter free. The museum is at 721 South Moapa Valley Blvd in Overton. Take Interstate 15 to exit 93. Access is also available from Lake Mead National recreation Area or the Valley of Fire State Park.

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may 27, 2016

Free admission for military families to select Nevada museums for Blue Star Muse

Free admission for military families to select Nevada museums for Blue Star Museum program

Several Nevada museums are offering free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and up to five members of their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2016.

“In Nevada, we couldn’t be more honored to offer this gift to our military, who proudly serve our country. Seeing our history up close helps us learn and share so much about our heritage,” said Peter Barton, administrator for the Nevada Division of Museums and History, which operates five of the selected museums—Nevada State Museum, Carson City; Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City; Nevada Historical Society in Reno; the Lost City Museum in Overton; and Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City. Admission is also free under the military program at the division’s East Ely Railroad Depot Museum as a result of the partnership with the adjacent Nevada Northern Railway Museum.

A collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America, the program also provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move.

“The Blue Star Museums program is a fun, free activity for military families to enjoy during the summer months,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “The program is also a great way for service member families to connect to their new communities, and it can provide a meaningful way for families to reconnect after deployment. Following the national announcement, participants joined a tour of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, part of the Naval History and Heritage Command, dedicated to preserving more than 240 years of naval history in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

This year’s Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, nature centers, and dozens of children’s museums. Visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums for a complete list.

All summer long, Blue Star Museums will share stories through social media. Follow Blue Star Museums on Twitter @NEAarts and @BlueStarFamily, #bluestarmuseums, on Facebook, and read the NEA Art Works blog for weekly stories on participating museums and exhibits.

Museums are welcome to join Blue Star Museums throughout the summer. Interested museums may contact bluestarmuseums@arts.gov or call 202-682-5451.

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august 28, 2015

“Home and Heritage” show at the Lost City Museum in September

The Lost City Museum presents in September the Moapa Valley Art Guild’s “Home and Heritage,” a mixed media show that features watercolors, oil paintings, photographs, pencil drawings and more.

The guild is comprised of many accomplished artists from the Moapa Valley area and was founded in 1959 by art teacher Max Bunnell. His dream was to have a place for local artists to share and hone their talents. The art guild was also founded to mentor youth in the arts. The work continues with free summer art classes.

The guild claims 50 members and hosts a Pomegranate Arts Festival every year in Logandale to showcase local artistic talents. The 2015 festival is Nov. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clark County fairgrounds in Logandale, not far from the museum

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august 28, 2015

Lost City Museum Native American Day celebration set for Nov. 14

Native American Day at the Lost City Museum in Overton welcomes the community to a world of American Indian culture. Dancers, traditional artists and crafters will celebrate Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with authentic food, and Native American jewelry for sale.

With the construction of Hoover Dam in the 1930s, the site of Ancestral Puebloans was covered by rising water. Archeologists excavated historic places used by area tribes and the federal government’s Civilian Conservation Corps built the Boulder Dam Museum, now called Lost City Museum, for the National Park Service. The building, a Nevada State Museum since the 1950s, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The annual celebration of American Indian culture brings the communities to the museum to celebrate their shared history. Programs of the museum include ongoing archaeological research on the remaining Lost City sites, school tours, changing exhibits and an archival library.
The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. One of seven managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, it is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5, children and members enter free. The museum is at 721 South Moapa Valley Blvd. in Overton. Take Interstate 15 to exit 93. Access is also available from Lake Mead National Recreation Area or the Valley of Fire State Park. For more information, call the museum at (702) 397-2193.

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october 12, 2012

Incoming Call Problems

Several of our customers have reported problems receiving long distance calls. Over the past year, call termination has become a major problem for telephone companies serving rural America. In a recent survey of 176 rural telephone companies in 35 States, 85% of rural companies reported that their customers had problems receiving long distance calls.

So why is this happening? Over the past couple of years communication companies have been migrating to new technologies to send voice calls. One aspect of this new technology is the more wide spread use of Least Cost Routers. A Least Cost Router does just what its name implies-- it tries to find the cheapest route from point A to point B. We believe that most of the problems arise because Least Cost Routers are misconfigured. We also believe that some Least Cost Router operators are unscrupulously, and illegally, blocking calls to rural areas because it costs more to send calls there. For example, they may charge their customer 2 cents a minute for all long distance calls; however actual costs maybe 1 cent per minute to send a call to Las Vegas, but 4 cents to send a call to Moapa Valley. Another frustrating aspect of Least Cost Routers is that they are updated monthly and sometimes weekly. As a result, someone could report a problem with sending calls to Moapa Valley, the Least Cost Router operator finds a bad route and eliminates it, but during the next automatic update, this bad route opens again.

For more information, you can go the the FCC's website by clicking here.

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