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Virginia City, Elko center get tourism grants

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 10, 2012 at 8:22 am •  Published: December 10, 2012

Other big grants included:

— $10,000 to Nevada Silver Trails, a group that promotes travel to southern Nevada, excluding the Las Vegas area, to work with a public relations firm on a comprehensive social media strategy and to provide social media training to its members.

— $9,500 to Friends of the Nevada Southern Railway Inc. to promote a Day Out With Thomas, a special event featuring children's character Thomas the Tank Engine.

— $8,000 to the Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority to pay for production costs for an episode of "The Birdmen" television series, focusing on stories of hunting and wildlife biology in Fallon, home to the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge.

— $7,200 to Indian Territory, an organization that promotes Indian cultural and special events throughout the state, to provide training to Nevada tribes and tribal members on national tribal tourism initiatives and projects.