Regional magazines teach subscribers about current events and history in their community and can also inject local flavor into homemade alphabet soups. Scoop up local knowledge with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a one-year subscription to Nevada Magazine (a $19.95 value) and a copy of The Historical Nevada Magazine (a $9.95 value; a $29.90 total value).
A division of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, Nevada Magazine has informed and amused readers for 75 years with original stories about travel, history, dining, and events in the Silver State. A one-year subscription yields six issues—delivered to homes, offices, or select international space stations—each about 80 pages in length. Both the magazine and website share up-to-date information on local events and shows, as well as reader polls, including the Best of Nevada 2011 list. In addition, readers can glean information on local history and archaeology, as seen in a recent article on the Hidden Cave near Fallon, which served as a storage facility for ancient inhabitants' valuables, such as jewelry, stone tools, and mastodon-tusk thumb drives.
The Historical Nevada Magazine, edited by Richard Moreno, enlightens local history buffs with 139 pages of historical features culled from past issues of Nevada Magazine. To receive the book and magazines, customers must provide a shipping address, lest lost periodicals roam the streets in search of a sturdy coffee table to call their own.
A publication from the state highway department, Nevada Highways and Parks first hit newsstands in January 1936. Now a division of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, the rechristened Nevada Magazine looks beyond roads and parks to highlight the state's rich history and current cultural offerings. Published six times a year, each 80-page issue guides readers through tasty dining and drinking options and acquaints them with notable Nevadans and the animals that make up the state's diverse wildlife. In print and online, Nevada Magazine also keeps readers abreast of the Silver State's latest events and shows, from upcoming sporting contests to the newest art exhibits.