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Contact: Senior Editor Stuart Rosebrook

The legend goes that Tonopah was founded by happy accident in 1900 when Jim Butler, hunting for his burro, found an outcropping that eventually produced five million tons of silver ore. True or not, Tonopah is a place with a rich history and heritage.
That is one reason Tonopah is #8 among True West Magazine’s 2019 Top Western Towns. Tombstone, AZ took the top spot. They will be featured in the February 2019 issue, hitting newsstands on December 10, 2018.

Halfway between Las Vegas and Reno, Tonopah remembers its founder every year with its Jim Butler Days Celebration, a week of fun that includes a parade, gold panning, live music and a street dance. At the Nevada State Mining Championships, men compete in events like single and double jack drilling, just as early miners did.

The 113-acre Tonopah Historic Mining Park is an outdoor museum that encompasses Butler’s original claims—and it’s been voted best rural museum in Nevada five years running. For a meal or a drink, stop at the Mizpah Hotel, the height of luxury at its opening in 1907. The Central Nevada Museum has an Old West town with miners’ cabins, a saloon and blacksmith shop. Walk through the Old Tonopah Cemetery with a map that tells about the 300 souls buried there.

“Tonopah is a small town—about 2500 people—with a big heritage,” says True West Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell. “The people honor and celebrate their mining history and do a great job of presenting it to visitors. Tonopah truly deserves the designation as a Top Western Town.”

 

This is the 14th year True West has presented this annual award. Editors base their selection on criteria demonstrating how each town has preserved its history through old buildings, museums and other institutions, events, and promotions of historic resources.

True West magazine is in its 67th year of leading the way in presenting the true stories of Old West adventure, history, culture and preservation. For subscriptions and more information, visit TWMag.com or call 888-687-1881.

Contact: Stuart Rosebrook
stuart@twmag.com

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Phone: 707.940.4014
Email: clilienthal@clinecellars.com

Historic Mizpah Hotel Selected as the #1 Haunted Hotel in America by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

The Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah Nevada was selected as the #1 Haunted Hotel by USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards, with results released on Friday, October 12th at noon Eastern Time.

The iconic Mizpah Hotel is one of the most historic hotels in the state of Nevada offering guests with a taste for adventure and a curious nature the chance to experience a living history. When it was built in 1907, at five stories, it was the tallest building in the entire state of Nevada, and remained so for 25 years. Since the beginning, it has seen prospectors, politicians, pugilists, pilots, philanderers and preservationists. It has stood firm through shifting economic tides and the dramatic seasons of the high desert of Nevada.

Although historians say the last frontier was settled by the 1900’s, this wasn’t true for Central Nevada. In 1900 when Jim Butler found silver, in what is now the town of Tonopah, the area was largely undiscovered. The early settlers overcame amazing hardships to build the town, starting out by living under the open skies or huddling in rough tents. Days were long and work was hard but they persevered. Between 1900-1910 the population of the town soared with the growth of the mines. A small group of businessmen worked together to build The Mizpah Hotel as a place to entertain and conduct business with powerful politicians and business investors from around the world.

Over the last 111 years the Mizpah Hotel served as a beacon for the town of Tonopah, hosting famed celebrities, providing entertainment for U.S. Army and Air Force personnel and providing luxury and comfort to those traveling and exploring the roads less traveled. The hotel followed the boom and bust of the eras shuttering its doors in 2000. For over a decade the hotel sat empty until Fred & Nancy Cline purchased the property and began a detailed restoration. The Cline undertaking wasn’t a business venture, it was an opportunity to preserve a valuable piece of history, honor their past and reinvigorate a proud and independent community. In 2011, the doors re-opened offering guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in luxury and authentic history. The friendly ghosts at the hotel have been present throughout the years and delight in interacting with our guests!

 

The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest featured historic hotels from across the USA to include the Mizpah Hotel.  Owners, Fred and Nancy Cline were honored to be nominated in the company of so many prestigious hotels.  On finding out that they were chosen by the public as the number one haunted hotel, Nancy said, “This acknowledgement means so much to me. The Mizpah Hotel was a work of passion and serves to honor so many who came before and sacrificed so much. It is my hope that this acclaim will raise awareness and entice those seeking adventure, history and natural beauty to venture forward to Central Nevada and stop for a stay in Tonopah.”

The Cline Connection

Fred and Nancy Cline are well-regarded owners of Cline Cellars Winery and Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma. They share a passion for Tonopah, preservation and history. Nancy also has deep historical family-ties to the town and wants to honor the sacrifices made by so many in braving a new frontier to build a better life for those that followed. In 2011, Nancy and Fred restored the Mizpah Hotel. They have since opened the now thriving Tonopah Brewing Company and are also restoring the historic Nevada State Bank and Trust Building, also in Tonopah, which will open its doors in 2019 as the Belvada Hotel.

 

For more information about the Mizpah Hotel, please visit: www.themizpahhotel.com

 

For more information on USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, please visit: www.10best.com/awards/about

 

To see review, please visit: https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-haunted-hotel-2018/

 

MEDICAL SERVICES EXPAND FOR NORTHERN NYE COUNTY RESIDENTS

New services on the way thanks to collaborative efforts between Northern Nye County Hospital District and two Reno-based Care Providers

RENO, Nev. (Mar. 27, 2018) – In a continued effort to provide access to critical health care services for Tonopah and the surrounding area, Northern Nye County Hospital District is excited to announce two collaborations that will expand services in the area.

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) and Renown Health have both entered into agreements with the Northern Nye County Hospital District for a phased expansion of services over the next year.

“The Northern Nye County Hospital District is proud to collaborate with REMSA and Renown to expand on the much-needed services for the thousands of residents in central Nevada,” said Justin Zimmerman, a Northern Nye County Hospital District Board Trustee. “Together, we are innovating rural healthcare delivery, creating new ways for residents to access medical care while preserving their local, independent way of life.”

REMSA has recently launched an exclusive phone number for the Nurse Health Line for Northern Nye County residents, 775-482-3377. The free, 24/7 call-in line is staffed with registered nurses providing assessment, care recommendations and/or referrals to appropriate health care or community services. Northern Nye County residents are encouraged to call the Nurse Health Line for illnesses, injuries and symptoms including a sore throat, minor burns, arm or leg pain/injury, cough/cold/flu symptoms, falls, vomiting, rash, low fever, minor pains, sprains/strains, earaches and nosebleeds. However, people should continue to call 9-1-1 for emergencies.

Future phases of the REMSA expansion will include locally-based, 24/7 Community Paramedics, as well as community wellness and public education initiatives.

Renown, in partnership with the Northern Nye County Hospital District, will be expanding on the care already being provided to residents since it opened the medical group in June 2016 at the former Nye Regional Medical Center, 825 S. Main Street in Tonopah.

Primary and specialty care services using telehealth technology were initially offered, with more than 1,500 appointments in the medical office last year. The medical group later expanded to include lab and x-ray, with more than 700 appointments in 2017 for these services.

Medical office hours have recently expanded to 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Urgent care and occupational health services have also been added to Renown’s Telehealth offering, including drug and alcohol testing, as well as treatment and follow-up after a work-related incident.

Plans to expand care will include adding additional telehealth services based on the needs of the community, increasing testing and treatment capacity, and evaluation of hiring an on-site provider. These are in addition to the quarterly visits by a doctor already available.

“The Hospital District is excited to be a part of the ongoing effort to help community partners offer the best care possible to our residents,” said Zimmerman. “This care model can serve as an example to rural communities across the country by providing critical access to healthcare services so people don’t have to travel hundreds of miles for care.”