BLM Recruits Fire Dispatchers – Trail to Rail Days May 18-19

The California Trail Interpretive Center will host the 16th annual Trail Days event May 18-19 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Free admission, two days of events, family-friendly exhibits and activities to include reenactment, live music and a pioneer dance. www.californiatrailcenter.org

Elko Interagency Fire Dispatch Manager Shauna McIntosh-Harris announced the agency is seeking seasonal dispatchers. Training is set for June 19-20-21. Call 775-748-4000 for more information.

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