Nevada’s tourism officials greet Burning Man travelers |

Nevada’s tourism officials greet Burning Man travelers

The Associated Press
Jamie Sparks relaxes after arriving on the playa at Burning Man on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nev. Once a year, participants gather for Burning Man in Nevada's Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)
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GERLACH, Nev. — Nevada tourism officials opened up shop on the edge of the Black Rock Desert to welcome travelers to Burning Man and help promote other interesting places and events in the state.

The Nevada Division of Tourism’s TravelNevada booth opened at noon Friday [Aug. 28] on Main Street in Gerlach (GEHR’-lack) next to the office for Friends of the Black Rock-High Rock Desert.

Gerlach sits on the south edge of the desert where the weeklong annual counterculture festival began Monday about 120 miles north of Reno.

Tourism officials handed out garbage bags, reusable “shopper” bags, hand wipes and other useful gear for the more than 60,000 people expected to attend.

The Nevada-branded tent dubbed “Hallelujah!” Station remained open until 3 p.m. Sunday.

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