Rural Nevada communities receive tourism grants

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Posted: Dec 29, 2009 10:36 AM

The Nevada Commission on Tourism has awarded 68 grants totaling more than $365,000 to help rural communities lure visitors.

The grants are awarded twice a year to public agencies, such as visitor authorities or chambers of commerce. Grants much be matched in amount, either through local funds or in-kind services.

The Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority received $8,000 to promote Tractors & Truffles. The event features locally grown food, agriculture tourism and rural arts and culture.

Another $10,000 was awarded to the Virginia City Convention and Visitors Authority for a "Wild West" media tour that will include Elko and Ely.