PUBLIC /SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE ELKO AREA

Updated 6/22/2017

 

ELKO ANIMAL SHELTER

Fund Raising Efforts

Mya Potter, Jenna Eklund, and Jessica Godina from Mrs. Vega’s Genius Hour class at Flag View Intermediate School held a series of fund raisers at Mattie’s and High Desert Dance Company along with collecting aluminum cans to benefit the Elko Animal Shelter.  The girls were able to donate $500 in cash as well as aluminum cans to help with the cost of running the animal shelter.  All three girls said it was a lot of work to organize and plan, but they are determined to do another fund raiser in the future.  Karen Walther, Elko Animal Shelter Manager commended Potter, Eklund, and Godina for their efforts in making a difference.  The animal shelter accepts donations of aluminum cans in addition to monetary donations at the Elko Animal Shelter.

FMI: The Elko Animal Shelter is at 2210 Pinion Road, by the Elko Landfill

 

NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Raised Speed Limits between Fernley and Winnemucca

Beginning as early as: Monday, May 8th, 2017

Certain Sections of I-80

The Nevada Department of Transportation will raise the maximum speed limit from 75 to 80 mph on sections of Interstate 80 between Fernley and Winnemucca.  Roughly 30 new speed limit signs will be installed with the 80 mph speed limit on Interstate 80 between Fernley and Winnemucca, excluding a section of interstate through Lovelock.  NDOT is doing studies to determine other areas that speed limits can be safely increased.  Motorists must follow all currently-posted official speed limits and are not legally allowed to travel at the higher speed limit unless official 80 mph speed limit signs are installed in the area they are travelling.  It is also illegal to drive at speeds that are faster than are safe for current road conditions.  This means that drivers may have to reduce speeds well below the posted speed limit for safety during inclement weather or other travel conditions.

FMI: Contact Megan at NDOT at (775)888-7172 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CITY OF ELKO

Support for Additional Flights into Elko

As this is a Legislative year, the Government Affairs Committee is watching closely the over 1100 Bill Drafts. One that has brought a lot of attention is BDR 18-92. This Bill Draft is focusing on bringing additional commercial and tourism flights into Elko via Reno and possibly Vegas. This is very important to our community.
Now that the draft is going forward with hearings, we need to show our support. Curtis Calder, the City Manager has drawn up a letter template, or you can write your own. Please send your letters of support directly to Curtis Calder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FMI:  Contact Billie Crapo at 775-738-7135 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT

1% Loans and Grants For Home Repair

USDA Rural Development has loans and grants available for home owners living in rural areas that are in need of home repairs.  The 504 Home Repair Loan offers a 1% interest rate with loans up to $20,000 and flexible terms of up to 20 years based on the individual’s ability to pay.  Loans of up to $7,499 or less require no lien against the home.  Very low-income home owners/lease holders are eligible to apply.  Search USDA single family housing repair Nevada to reach the website.

FMI: Contact the Elko Office at 775-738-8468 

 

NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Flood Repairs on State Route 233

Nevada State Route 233 re-opened on March 9th between Interstate 80 and Montello following flood damage.  Certain sections of the roadway surface are gravel as final road repairs and paving continue.  For driver safety, speed limits are reduced to 45 miles per hour and there is continued construction activity on the road.  Meanwhile, the section of State Route 233 between Montello and the Nevada-Utah state line remains closed to through traffic following extensive flood damage.  No time frame for re-opening has been established; however, NDOT will continue to repair the road.

FMI: Call 511 before driving for up-to-the-minute state road conditions 

 

U.S. SENATOR DEAN HELLER

Application Available for Nevadans Interested in Attending U.S. Service Academies

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Senator Dean Heller’s (R-NV) office announced it is now accepting applications from Nevadans who are seeking a nomination to one of the five U.S. Service Academies: U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marines Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.  The honor of attending one of the service academies comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the U.S. military for a minimum of five years following graduation.  The application is available on Heller’s website and the deadline to submit an application is October 31st, 2017.  A nomination does not guarantee acceptance and it does not replace the admissions process for the service academies.  Nevadans can also seek a nomination from their representative in the House of Representatives and U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto.    

FMI: Visit https://www.heller.senate.gov/academy-nominations.

 

YOUNG LIFE

Meetings

Most Mondays at 6:42 pm

616 Commercial Street

Young Life is for High School teens.  Come and have fun at a place where teens can be themselves.  Check out the Facebook page: Young Life Elko/Spring Creek.

FMI: Contact Brittani Cottrell at 775-397-8129  

 

ELKO CHESS CLUB

Sierra Java

Every Sunday

At noon

Come and join the Elko Chess Club every Sunday at Sierra Java. 

 

NORTHERN NEVADA SCORE

Business Consulting

Do you need some expert advice on how to start a business or grow an existing business?  SCORE is a non-profit dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground as well as grow and achieve business goals through education and mentorship.  They provide: free, confidential business mentoring in person or via e-mail, free business tools, templates, & tips, and inexpensive or free business workshops.

FMI: Call 844-232-7227 or visit NorthernNevadaSCORE.org.

  

THE HALLENBECK FAMILY

Highway Memorial Donations

Memorial Day through 4th of July

Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck, a 21 year-old ski lift operator and wildland firefighter on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, tragically lost his life while fighting the Sierra Fire in August of 2015.  The California State Senate and Assembly passed Senate Concurrent Resolution Number 149 the portion of State Highway Route 50 from Mount Ralston Road to Echo Summit as the Firefighter Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck Memorial Highway.  The Hallenbeck family hopes to raise $9,000 toward the highway memorial signs.  Tahoe Fund is collecting donations for the family.      

FMI: To donate go to www.tahoefund.org

 

NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Lane Shifts on I-80 Pequop Summit Area

Beginning: Monday, May 1st, 2017

Travel lanes and speeds on Interstate 80 will be reduced in the Pequop Summit area between Wells and West Wendover as the Nevada Department of Transportation continues construction of two safety crossings.  The two overpasses are designed to reduce the chance of vehicle-animal collisions by carrying deer and other animals over the interstate.      

FMI: Contact NDOT at (775)888-7777

 

JUNE 15th through SEPTEMBER 15th

CITY OF ELKO WATER DEPARTMENT

Water Conservation

Water before 10:00 am or after 6:00 pm

The City of Elko Water Department would like to remind Elko residents that from June 15th through September 15th of each summer outdoor water conservation practices are mandatory within the City of Elko.  Elko City water code requires that homes and businesses with addresses ending in an even number must water outdoors only on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Likewise, homes and businesses ending in an odd number must water outdoors on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  Residents are required to not water outdoors on Mondays, with the exception of “hand-watering.”  People that violate the City’s outdoor water use laws may be fined.  Fines for vilating the ordinance are $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second offense, and $300 for the third offense.  Violators could have their water shut off for more than three offenses during the water conservation period.  Water your lawn on your designated day before 10:00 am or after 6:00 pm in order to avoid watering during the hottest time of the day when evaporation is extreme. 

 

JUNE 23rd

ELKO AREA CHAMBER

7th Annual Beer Festival

Sherman Station (1405 Idaho Street, Elko)

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

6:00 pm-9:00 pm

The 7th Annual Elko Area Chamber Beer Festival returns to the Sherman Station on Friday, June 23rd from 6:00-9:00 pm. 

FMI: Call the Elko Area Chamber at 775-738-7135 or visit the Elko Area Chamber Facebook page

 

NORTHEASTERN NEVADA MUSEUM

Night at the Museum

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

First Showing: 6:00 pm

Second Showing: 8:30 pm

Northeastern Nevada Museum (1515 Idaho Street, Elko)

The movie “Night at the Museum” (2006), starring Ben Stiller and Carla Gugino, will be shown in the museum theater at 6:00 pm with a second showing at 8:30 pm.  This is the first of the three films in the “Night at the Museum” franchise.  The cost is $2.00 per person in advance.  Seating is limited, so hurry and save a place.  Bring a flashlight for a “lights out” scavenger hunt after the film. 

FMI: Call 775-738-3418 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.museumelko.org

 

JUNE 22nd through JUNE 24th

SILVER STAGE PLAYERS

Bard in the Yard 4

Duncan LittleCreek Gallery (518 Commercial Street, Elko)

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, Friday, June 23rd, 2017, and Saturday, June 24th, 2017

7:00 pm

21 Years and Older

Tickets are $10 (Available at the Door)

Shakespeare under the stars returns to Duncan LittleCreek Gallery with Silver Stage Players’ Bard in the Yard 4 – Royally Screwed!  This unique production features excerpts from the works of William Shakespeare performed in the intimate and outdoor setting of the DLC Gallery backyard.  Conceived by Director, Frank L. Sawyer in 2011, the Bard in the Yard project explores themes in Shakespeare’s plays.  The show includes passages from King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream among others.    

FMI: Contact Director, Frank Sawyer at 775-934-3721 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

JUNE 24th

ELKO COUNTY ART CLUB

Saturday Art Jam

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

10:00 am-12:00 pm

The Gallery (Elko County Art Club, 407 Railroad Street, Elko)

$15 per class

Moms are invited to bring your children and enjoy a couple of hours of art.  An experienced art educator hosts this fun class!  This class will be taught by Lynne Kistler and will focus on Colored Pencils.

FMI: Call the Elko County Art Club at 775-753-8170

 

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Family Maker Day

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Elko County Library is hosting a Family Maker Day, as part of their Summer Reading Program.  Families will enjoy building items with a variety of building materials in a STEM based activity.  Located in the children’s library families will explore new and different ways of utilizing their creativity to build. 

FMI: Contact the library at 738-3066 or visit www.ElkoCountyLibrary.org.

 

THE TERRACE AT RUBY VIEW

Open House

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

10:00 am-2:00 pm

The Terrace at Ruby View (1795 Ruby View Drive, Elko)

Come and enjoy the Nifty Fifties Family Fun Day Carnival at the Terrace at Ruby View (Elko’s senior and active lifestyle center).  There will be a car show, soda shop, carnival booths, games, contests, and raffles.  Don’t miss old fashion fun for the whole family, especially the kids while you help to support Elko’s senior center.

FMI: Call 775-738-3030

 

THROUGH JUNE 24th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Youth Summer Reading Program

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

Registration Runs Through Saturday, June 24th, 2017

The Elko County Library’s Summer Reading Program, sponsored by Barrick Gold North America, is fast approaching.  With this year’s theme – “Build a Better World!” – toddlers, youth, and teens will have the opportunity to read and participate in many activities.  Registration for the program for all ages (infant through 18 years) runs now through Saturday, June 24th.  All participants should register for the reading program and many of the additional activities offered throughout the summer,, such as youth crafts and youth/teen day camps.  Registration forms for the three age groups – babies/toddlers, Youth, Teens – are available at the library and on the library’s website.  The reading portion of the program begins June 19th and ends July 29th.  Summer activities begin June 15th and run throughout the summer. 

FMI: Contact the library at 738-3066 or visit www.ElkoCountyLibrary.org

 

JUNE 23rd through JUNE 25th 

THE CITY OF ELKO PARKS AND RECREATION

Adult Softball: Swingin’ For Gold Miners Appreciation Tournament

Friday, June 23rd, 2017, Saturday, June 24th, 2017, and Sunday, June 25th, 2017

This is a men’s wood bat and women’s fast pitch tournament.  The tournament fee is $275 per team to be paid prior to the first game.  The registration deadline is Friday, June 16th.   

FMI: E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

JUNE 26th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Alaska Fiddler Children’s Mini-Writing Workshop and Fiddling Concert

Monday, June 26th, 2017

4:00 pm-5:00 pm

The Elko County Library is hosting Ken Waldman, an Alaskan Fiddler, in a children’s mini-writing workshop and fiddlin’ concert.  Ken Waldman is a fiddler, poet, and writer from Alaska who combines Appalachian-style string-band music, original poetry, and Alaska storytelling.  This project received support from the Nevada Arts Council, WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Great Basin College. 

FMI: Contact the library at 738-3066 or visit www.ElkoCountyLibrary.org.

 

JUNE 26th through JUNE 30th

ST MARK LUTHERAN CHURCH

Vacation Bible School

Monday, June 26th, 2017, Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, Wednesday, June 28th, 2017, Thursday, June 29th, 2017, Friday, June 30th, 2017

9:00-Noon

Daily Registration Begins at 8:30 am

St. Mark Church (277 Willow Street, Elko)

St. Mark Luther Church is having their Vacation Bible School (VBS).  Perkins staff will lead the VBS.  Classes are for children from preschool age up to entering the 7th grade.  The theme this year is Sticks and Stones.  Come join VBS for daily crafts, games, snacks, songs, devotions, and more!!  They will have a water day and parents are invited to a “wrap up” lunch on Friday, the 30th at 11:30.

 

JUNE 27th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Tween Book and a Movie Club

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

6:30 pm

Tweens!  Books!  Movies!  All three are coming together at the Elko County Library for the Tween Book and Movie Club.  For the June meeting, tweens (ages 10-13) will watch the film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and then enjoy a lively discussion about the film and the book “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling.  Snacks will be served.  Tweens may pick up a copy of the book at the library so they can read it before watching the film. 

FMI: Contact the library at 738-3066 or visit www.ElkoCountyLibrary.org.

 

JUNE 28th and JUNE 29th

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Teen Health Program Summer

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 and Thursday, June 29th, 2017

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Family Resource Center (331 7th Street, Elko)

Free

Ages 13 to 18

Be proud!  Be responsible!  Classes will be held at the Family Resource Center.   Participants who complete both days of class receive a free backpack with school supplies.  To register, fill out a permission slip located at the Family Resource Center. 

FMI: Call 775-753-7352

 

JUNE 29th

THE TERRACE AT RUBY VIEW

Open House

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

4:00 pm-6:00 pm

The Terrace at Ruby View (1795 Ruby View Drive, Elko)

Come meet and help the Terrace at Ruby View to publicly thank the donors who have contributed to their remodel and building project.  Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

FMI: Call 775-738-3030

 

JUNE 29th through JULY 1st

SILVER STAGE PLAYERS

Bard in the Yard 4

Duncan LittleCreek Gallery (518 Commercial Street, Elko)

Thursday, June 29th, 2017, Friday, June 30th, 2017, and Saturday, July 1st, 2017

7:00 pm

21 Years and Older

Tickets are $10 (Available at the Door)

Shakespeare under the stars returns to Duncan LittleCreek Gallery with Silver Stage Players’ Bard in the Yard 4 – Royally Screwed!  This unique production features excerpts from the works of William Shakespeare performed in the intimate and outdoor setting of the DLC Gallery backyard.  Conceived by Director, Frank L. Sawyer in 2011, the Bard in the Yard project explores themes in Shakespeare’s plays.  The show includes passages from King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream among others.    

FMI: Contact Director, Frank Sawyer at 775-934-3721 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

JULY 1st

ELKO COUNTY ART CLUB

Saturday Art Jam

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

10:00 am-12:00 pm

The Gallery (Elko County Art Club, 407 Railroad Street, Elko)

$15 per class

Moms are invited to bring your children and enjoy a couple of hours of art.  An experienced art educator hosts this fun class!  This class will be taught by Cheryl Bishop and will focus on Foil Scratch Art.

FMI: Call the Elko County Art Club at 775-753-8170

 

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Toddler Time

Saturday, July 1st, 2017 (the first Saturday of each month)

10:30 am

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

Free

The Elko County Library is offering a Toddler Time.  The program is designed for babies and toddlers through 2 years of age.  Adults will interact with their toddler by singing songs, playing, and reading.  No registration is required. 

FMI: Call 738-3066 or visit www.ElkoCountyLibrary.org

 

JULY 8th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Scrapbooking Workshop

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

Bruce Memorial Meeting Room

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Free, Pre-registration Not Required

The Elko County Library is hosting a scrapbooking workshop.  This will be an all-day event.  This adult program is designed to teach the basic techniques of scrapbooking.  All levels of experience are welcome to attend.  Supplies and equipment will be provided.  Just bring your pictures and an album if you have one.  If you have any supplies or tools feel free to bring them. 

FMI: Contact Annette Robinson at the Elko County Library (775)738-3066

 

JULY 11th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Adult Summer Reading Program, Beginner Wood Burning

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

Bruce Memorial Meeting Room

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

6:00 pm

Free

Registration Requested (Only 15 Spots Available)

As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, the Elko County Library will be offering an adult workshop for beginner wood burning.  This adult program is designed to teach the basic techniques of wood burning.  All levels of experience are welcome to attend.  Materials and equipment will be provided.  If you have a 5” x 5” picture with good contrast that you would like to wood burn, bring a copy to trace for your project.  The workshop should last approximately an hour and a half.  It is free to the public, but registration is requested as there are only 15 spots available.  The theme for the summer reading program is “Build a Better World.”   

FMI: Contact the Elko County Library (775)738-3066

 

JULY 14th through JULY 16th

THE CITY OF ELKO PARKS AND RECREATION

Adult Softball: Big Ball Tournament, Co-Ed Chicago Style

Friday, July 14th, 2017, Saturday, July 15th, 2017, and Sunday, July 16th, 2017

The tournament fee is $275 per team to be paid prior to the first game.  The registration deadline is Friday, July 7th.   

FMI: E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

JULY 15th

ELKO COUNTY ART CLUB

Saturday Art Jam

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

10:00 am-12:00 pm

The Gallery (Elko County Art Club, 407 Railroad Street, Elko)

$15 per class

Moms are invited to bring your children and enjoy a couple of hours of art.  An experienced art educator hosts this fun class!  This class will be taught by Cheryl Bishop and will focus on Acrylic Water Reflection on Cardboard.

FMI: Call the Elko County Art Club at 775-753-8170

 

AUGUST 5th

ELKO COUNTY ART CLUB

Saturday Art Jam

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

10:00 am-12:00 pm

The Gallery (Elko County Art Club, 407 Railroad Street, Elko)

$15 per class

Moms are invited to bring your children and enjoy a couple of hours of art.  An experienced art educator hosts this fun class!  This class will be taught by Cheryl Bishop and will focus on Tiffany Book.

FMI: Call the Elko County Art Club at 775-753-8170

 

AUGUST 18th through AUGUST 20th

THE CITY OF ELKO PARKS AND RECREATION

Adult Softball: Dog Daze of Summer Men’s and Co-Ed ASA Sanctioned Tournament

Friday, August 18th, 2017, Saturday, August 19th, 2017, and Sunday, August 20th, 2017

The tournament fee is $275 per team to be paid prior to the first game.  The registration deadline is Friday, August 11th.   

FMI: E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SEPTEMBER 9th through SEPTEMBER 10th

THE CITY OF ELKO PARKS AND RECREATION

Adult Softball: Out of the Darkness Benefit Tournament, Co-Ed One Pitch ASA Sanctioned

Saturday, September 9th, 2017 and Sunday, September 10th, 2017

The tournament fee is $275 per team to be paid prior to the first game.  The registration deadline is Friday, September 1st.   

FMI: E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SEPTEMBER 22nd through SEPTEMBER 24th

THE CITY OF ELKO PARKS AND RECREATION

Adult Softball: Stephanie’s Last to Bat Benefit Tournament

Friday, September 22nd, 2017, Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, and Sunday, September 24th, 2017

This is a men’s and Co-Ed ASA Sanctioned tournament.  The tournament fee $275 is per team to be paid prior to the first game.  The registration deadline is Friday, September 15th.

FMI: E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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