Updated 7/13/2017



Parenting Classes

Family Resource Center (331 7th Street, Elko)

Being a parent is the hardest job on the planet.  Your action, both great and small, can impact the life of your child.  The Family Resource Center offers parenting classes to improve communication and problem solving.  Whether you are struggling with the right parenting techniques or decisions, or find yourself going through a difficult separation with a co-parent, the Family Resource Center has the program to help you and your family.  Classes are offered for each developmental stage of the child, and various family styles, and improving academic achievement.  Call 753-7352 today to learn how the Family Resource Center can help you with your parenting challenges. 

FMI: Contact the Family Resource Center at 753-7352


JUNE 15th through AUGUST 1st


2017 FSA County Committee Nominations

12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Farm Service Agency Acting Administrator, Chris Beyerhelm, would like to share an important message with farmers and ranchers.  If you or someone you know is interested in serving on a local FSA County Committee, now is the time to submit that person’s name as a nominee for the 2017 County Committee Elections.  Almost anyone participating or cooperating in FSA’s programs – and of legal voting age – can be nominated.  County committees are made up of farmers and ranchers elected by producers in their communities to guide the delivery of farm programs at the local level.  Committee members play a critical role in day-to-day operations of FSA.  Nomination forms must be postmarked or delivered by to the county office by the August 1st deadline.  Voting takes place this fall.  Download the nomination form from the website at or pick up a form at your local office.      

FMI: Call Claire Kehoe at 775-738-6445, extension 106




Beginning Friday, June 30th, 2017 and lasting until further notice

Due to the historic wet winter and spring, drying vegetation, increasing daytime temperatures, and several human-caused fires, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District Office, the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF), Western Region, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Western Nevada Agency, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex announce the implementation of fire restrictions on all lands under their jurisdiction effective Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 12:01 am and lasting until further notice. 

The potential for devastating fires during the summer is very real. 

Fire restrictions prohibit the following:

  1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire (using wood, charcoal, or any other material), campfire, or stove fire except a portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel outside of a developed fee campground or picnic area (except by permit).
  2. Smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or at a developed campground or picnic area.
  3. Operating vehicles or other motorized equipment off of existing paved, gravel, or dirt roads.
  4. Welding or operating an acetylene torch with open flames, except by permit.
  5. Using, or causing to be used, any explosive, except by permit.
  6. Possession or use of fireworks or any other incendiary device.
  7. Use of tracer rounds (always prohibited), steel-core ammunition, or exploding targets, including Binary Explosive Targets while recreational shooting.

In addition, the NDF prohibits operating vehicles or equipment traveling on or using wildland areas without at least an axe, shovel, and one gallon of water.  All agencies recommend that individuals carry cell phones while in the wildlands or national forests to report wildfires. 

As fire season continues the BLM, NDF, BIA, and USFWS will be aggressively citing those who do not comply with the posted restrictions.  Violation of these prohibitions is subject to punishment by a fine and/or imprisonment (agency statutes vary).  Persons may also be responsible for resource damage, suppression costs, and any injuries that occur if they are found liable for causing a wildfire. 

FMI: Contact the BLM-Carson City District Office at 775-885-6000, the NDF at 775-684-2500, the BIA at 775-887-3500, and the USFWS at 775-423-5128



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.



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..



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 



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




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  



Sierra Java

Every Sunday

At noon

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



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



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



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


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. 


JULY 11th


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


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 12th, JULY 15th, and JULY 20th



Wednesday, July 12th, 2017  5:00-7:00

Saturday, July 15th, 2017   10:00-2:00

Thursday, July 20th, 2017   5:00-7:00

Spring Creek Community Center

Flag Football: Ages 6-7, $65 (1st child), $55 (2nd child)

Tackle Football: Ages 8-14, $150 (1st child), $125 (each additional child)

Tackle Football Division Age Groups:

          Rookie: Ages 8-9

          Junior: Ages 10-11

          Senior: Ages 12-14 (no 9th graders)

Cheerleading: Ages 5-14, $40 per child (does not include uniform)

Season starts August 1st, 2017.  Cut off for age group requirement is August 1st, 2017.  Cash or credit will be accepted, no checks.  Copy of birth certificate required.  No late registrations will be accepted.  Cheerleading uniforms will be ordered on August 1st, 2017, additional cost of up to $100. 

FMI: For football, contact Football President, Josh Park 775-934-4349; For cheerleading, contact Cheerleading Coordinator Lonnie Hanson 208-251-8104


JULY 13th


Elko Police Department Centennial (1917-2017) Badge Sponsorship Program

Dos Amigos Mexican Restaurant (1770 Mountain City Highway, Elko)

5:00 pm-8:00 pm

In celebration of the Elko Police Department’s Centennial, the officers at the Elko Police Department are wearing a specially designed retro commemorative badge during 2017.  At the end of the year the badges are going to be retired…and would like the officers to be able to have them! 

Come join Caldwell Banker Algerio/Q-Team Realty and Dos Amigos Restaurant for dinner, to help raise funds for the Elko Police Department Centennial Badge Sponsorship Program!  The agents at Coldwell Banker will be guest waiters and waitresses to help raise funds for the program.  Dos Amigos will donate a percentage of proceeds from the evening to the program and Coldwell Banker Algerio/Q-Team Realty will match the donation from Dos Amigos for the night!  And it’s a community challenge!  If you believe in the cause, an individual badge sponsorship is $100.  Each badge sponsor will receive a specially designed Elko Police Department Centennial Challenge coin. 

FMI: Contact either Coldwell Banker Algerio/Q-Team Office Elko – 738-4078 or Spring Creek – 738-9866


JULY 14th


Toast to Art

Friday, July 14th, 2017 

6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Elko County Art Club (407 Railroad Street, Elko)

Toast to Art is a partnership with Elko Park and Recreation.  Cheryl Bishop will teach painting with acrylics!  Call to reserve your seat for this fun class. 

FMI: Call Elko City Parks and Recreation 775-777-7260


JULY 14th, JULY 15th, JULY 21st, and JULY 22nd


Artist-in-Residence Program

Making Memories with Mosaic

Friday, July 14th, 2017, Saturday, July 15th, 2017, Friday, July 21st, 2017, and Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

9:00 am-2:00 pm

California Trail Center

The California Trail Interpretive Center will become an even more beautiful place on July 10th when the Artist in-residence program will debut its first artist.  From July 10th through July 22nd local artisan Simone Marie will be creating a mosaic art piece and conducting a workshop, Making Memories with Mosaic.  Celebrate our history, learn a new art form, and make some memories by creating a memory mosaic using old pieces of pottery, china, glass, rusty metal, and all things that most likely would have been found on the California Trail, left by pioneers, for more essential items such as food, water, and tools.  By bringing these found objects together in an art piece we help to bring back memories and imagine what it must have been like to be a pioneer on the California Trail.  Materials will be provided, but are limited, please call to reserve a place and bring a pair of safety goggles. 

FMI: (And to sign up) Call the artist, Simone Marie at 775-388-8632


JULY 14th through JULY 16th


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


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



Angel Lake Kid’s Fishing Derby

Saturday, July 15th, 2017 

Registration Starts at 7:30 am

Orientation is at 8:15 am

Lunch will be served at noon

Children Ages 4 to 15

Angel Lake (Outside of Wells)

Looking for a fun family outing this summer?  Look no further than the 27th annual Angel Lake Kid’s Fishing Derby.  There is no charge for the derby, but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  In addition to fishing there will be educational stations set up, which each child will have the opportunity to visit.  Children 12 and older must have a fishing license. 


JULY 16th


55th Annual Lamoille Steak Fry

Sunday, July 16th, 2017 

The Lamoille Grove

12:30 pm-5:00 pm (or until the food runs out)

Adults $15.00, Children 10 and under $8.00

The menu consists of steak, beans, Basque potatoes, salad, dessert, coffee, iced tea, and punch.  Proceeds go toward the maintenance of the Old School House (Lamoille Ranchers Center) in Lamoille.  They are working to raise money for overall maintenance and landscaping.  Donations will be accepted and are tax deductible.  Come and have a wonderful meal and enjoy the beauty of Lamoille.  Some people like to bring their own plates and utensils to use with steak.  Paper plates and plastic utensils will be provided. 

FMI: Contact Pam Bottari-Johnson at 753-9614 or EllaMay Bottari at 753-6548


JULY 17th


Maker Monday

Monday, July 17th, 2017 (the third Monday of each month)

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

4:30 pm

Ages 10 to 18

The Elko County Library invites youth to explore, discover, create, and invent “things” at the library.  Bring your imagination, children will be making their own fidget spinners.  Are you up to the challenge?  The library will provide all of the materials. 

FMI: Contact the library at 738-3066 or visit



Book Club

Monday, July 17th, 2017 

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

Library Meeting Room

6:00 pm

The Elko County Library Book club will discuss the novel “Euphoria” by Lily King.  The story is inspired by events in the life of anthropologist Margaret Mead.  Copies of the book are available for check-out.  All are welcome to attend.

FMI: Call Patrick Dunn at the library at 738-3066


JULY 22nd


Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Wildhorse Reservoir (One hour north of Elko)

The Livin’ Life on Wheels Poker Run will be on Saturday, July 22nd.  It will feature a barbecue dinner, raffle, and live music!  All proceeds from the event will benefit wheelchair users throughout northern Nevada.  Tickets are available at: Gun World and Archery, Machi’s Saloon and Grill, Wild Horse Resort, and on-site the day of the event.    



Thomas Scott Memorial Golf Tournament

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 

Ruby View Golf Course (2100 Ruby View Drive, Elko)

Registration Begins at 6:30 am with an 8:00 am Shotgun Start

$40 per person (includes a barbeque-style lunch)

Cart and green fees are not included

The Thomas Scott Foundation invites everyone to Nevada’s most fun and unique golf tournament…the 17th annual Thomas Scott Memorial 4-person Scramble Golf Tournament at the Ruby View Golf Course.  Credit cards will be accepted the day of the tournament only, cart and green fees not applicable.  Tournament proceeds benefit the Thomas Scott Memorial Fund helping support organizations that demonstrate the TSF’s mission statement, “To further academic and athletic opportunities for the youth of Elko County.”  The family-friendly 4-person scramble features contests and specialty holes including: Draw and Drive, Longest Drive, Texas Tees, Longest Putt, Closest to the Hole, and “Club House Cash” net prizes of $300, $200, $100, and gross prize of $400, and much, much more!  The Thomas Scott Memorial Golf Tournament is dedicated to and held in memory of Mr. Thomas Scott.  An Elkoan for many years and underground miner, Thomas J. Scott was just 30 years old when he was suddenly taken from his family and friends in a tragic accident on January 9th, 2001.  The tournament is a way of memorializing Thomas for his love of family, friends, and life.  This tournament honors him and other fallen miners. 

Anyone wishing to sponsor a hole, register a team, or donate auction items, raffle prizes, or other services should contact Chairman Jayson Stanton at 397-2091, the Ruby View Golf Course at 777-7277 or visit the Thomas Scott webpage at:


JULY 29th


Summer Reading Program

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 

The summer reading program is almost halfway complete.  All toddlers, youth, and teens who are registered in the program have until Saturday, July 29th, 2017 to finish reading and to turn in their reading logs in order to receive their prizes. 

FMI: Call 738-3066




2017 New Student Registration

Grades K-6: Beginning Tuesday, August 1st, 2017  8:30 am-2:30 pm

Middle Schools: Call for Appointmet

Spring Creek (775)777-1688: August 17th and August 18th, 2017

7:00 am-2:30 pm

Adobe (775)78-3375: August 17th and August 18th, 2017 8:00 am-11:00 am or 12:30 pm-3:00 pm

High School: Notify your attendance area high school for registration information

New student registration will begin based on the dates listed above at area schools.  Age requirements are as follows: Kindergarten - 5 years of age by September 30th, 2017; 1st grade – 6 years of age by September 30th, 2017.  Legal birth certification and immunization records must be presented at the time of registration.  Based on your home address, please register at your area school site.  Download registration forms at     

FMI: Call 738-3066




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




2nd Annual Warrior of the Canyon

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

6:30 am Check In for Warrior of the Canyon 13-Mile Military and Veteran’s Competition (Cycle or Run)

9:30 am Check in for Warrior of the Canyon Community Walk

Begins and Ends at Lamoille School House

Must be Registered for Online


Helmets are Required

The event includes a 3K and 5K walk open to the public and a 13 mile run or cycle event for Veterans.  Warrior of the Canyon brings Veterans and their families together for a fun filled day of activities for everyone involved.  There will be fun and games for the whole family! 

The Great Basin College Veteran Resource Center is still looking for volunteers and sponsors for the event.  If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring the event call Kacie Ortiz at 775-753-2310.  Registration can be completed online through GBC Continuing Education at www.CampusCE.Net/gbcnv

FMI: Call Kacie Ortiz at 775-753-2310




12th Annual Lamoille Canyon Hill Climb

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Race Day Registration is From 7:30-8:30

9:00 am

$40 Registration Online

Spectacular 12-mile hill climb with 3,000’ elevation gain in the Ruby Mountains of Northeastern Nevada.  Register at    

FMI: Visit




A Night at the Races

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Red Lion Hotel & Casino

Cocktails and Dinner: 6:00 pm

Post Time 7:00 pm

Advance tickets: $40 per person or $60 per couple

Tickets at the door: $40 per person

Must be 21 or older to attend

Come and support Communities in Schools and enjoy a Night at the Races!  Feel like you’re at the track, watch actual races on video, vote for your favorite horse, and enjoy a fun night out!  Many prizes including prizes for the best derby attire/hat will be given. 

Communities in schools is looking for table/race sponsors and donations from local businesses for prizes to be given away. 

FMI: Call 775-753-9183


AUGUST 18th through AUGUST 20th


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.   

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SEPTEMBER 9th through SEPTEMBER 10th


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.   

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Puppy Love 5K Fundraiser

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Johnny Appleseed Park

Save the date for the Puppy Love 5k where you can run or walk with your dog.  Registration opens July 1st.

FMI: Visit or call 753-7352


SEPTEMBER 22nd through SEPTEMBER 24th


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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