Ruby Mountain Hot Air, Inc. hosts the annual Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival with launch sites in both Elko and Spring Creek. Festival volunteer and board member Donna Engdahl invited the community to join the fun both as a crew member, spectator or photographer. This is the 18th annual event and 17 balloon pilots are expected to attend from around the region including the beloved Smokey Bear Balloon. Smokey Bear is celebrating his 75th birthday on August 9th and has been “ballooning” for 25-years.
The Elko County Democratic Central Committee are hosting a statewide meeting and the bi-annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, November 9th at the Elko Conference Center. Central Committee Member Ed Nickle appeared on the program to discuss the events and let listeners know about changes to the First in the West Caucus set for February