PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE ELKO AREA

Updated 8/21/2017

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

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

  

BEGINNING JUNE 30th

FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN WESTERN NEVADA

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

  

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 

  

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.

 

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. 

 

BEGINNING AUGUST 1st

ELKO COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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 http://www.ecsdnv.net.     

FMI: Call 738-5196

 

AUGUST 1st through AUGUST 23rd

SPRING CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

New Student Registration

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 through Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Spring Creek High School’s new student registration is now open.  Stop by Spring Creek High School to pick up a registration packet and schedule your appointment.  A birth certificate, updated immunization records, and unofficial transcript of high school grades are required for all new student registrations.

FMI: Call 775-753-5575  

  

AUGUST 21st

SOLAR ECLIPSE OBSERVATION

Drs. Robert Colon, Kurt Alleman, and Colby Curtis

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Between 10:15 am and 10:40 am

NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT SPECIAL PROTECTION.  The doctors at Total Eyecare would like to warn Elko residents not to look at the upcoming solar eclipse without special “eclipse glasses” on at all times when any part of the sun is visible.  One of the most impressive solar eclipses in our lifetime will be visible with the majority of the sun being blocked.  Elko residents will not be able to see a total eclipse, but will be able to observe a partial, or 90% eclipse.  Looking directly at the sun during this event or at any other time will cause permanent damage to your eyes that will reduce your ability to see and will not be repairable.  The doctors of Total Eyecare have “eclipse glasses” and are providing them free of charge.  Please come in to Total Eyecare to receive your “eclipse glasses” before August 21st, so that you can protect your family from dangerous exposure to the sun rays and still participate in the eclipse. 

FMI: Visit Total Eyecare at 1555 College Parkway in Elko or call 738-8491

 

NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Drive Safely During the Eclipse

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Nevada Department of Transportation officials are reminding motorists to drive safely as an eclipse darkens Nevada skies on August 21st.  In Northern Nevada, the sun will be as much as 90% eclipsed during mid-morning hours.  Approximately 200 million people, nearly two-thirds of the country’s population, live within a day’s drive of the path of the full solar eclipse, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  While Nevada is not in the path of the total eclipse, neighboring states will be.  Campgrounds and other lodging options in Idaho and Oregon have long been sold out.  As a result, the FHWA is warning drivers of potential increased traffic as viewers travel to states directly impacted by the eclipse. 

Zero Fatalities would like to remind residents and visitors to be safe and adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Expect potential traffic changes as people travel to eclipse viewing areas
  • Do not pull over to the side of the highway to view the eclipse as that could pose a great danger to you and other motorists
  • Do not try to take pictures or video of the eclipse while driving
  • Do not look directly at the eclipse without proper eyewear
  • Allow plenty of time to reach your destination

This is the first total eclipse since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast eclipse in the United States since 1918.

FMI: Contact Meg Ragonese at NDOT at 775-888-7777

 

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Book Club

Monday, August 21st, 2017 

6:00 pm

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

Library Meeting Room

The Elko County Library Book Club will discuss the novel “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman.  Copies of the book are available for check-out.  All are welcome to attend.

FMI: Call Patrick Dunn at 738-3066

 

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Maker Monday

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

4:30 pm

Elko County Library invites youth, ages 10 to 18, to explore, discover, create, and invent “things” at the library.  Children will be working with fiction/gravity activities.  Are you up to the challenge?  The library will provide all of the materials. 

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

 

AUGUST 24th, 25th, and SEPTEMBER 1st

ELKO FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 2423

Fill the Boot – Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at Cowboy Joe’s from 8:00 am-11:00 am

Friday, August 25th, 2017 at Smith’s & Raley’s from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Friday September, 1st at the Fair Parade

Come and support the Elko Firefighters as they raise money to fight MDA. 

 

AUGUST 29th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Tween Book & Movie Club

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

Tweens!  Books!  Movies!  All three are coming together at the Elko County Library for the Tween Book & Movie Club.  For the August Meeting, tweens (ages 10-13) will watch the film “The Wizard of Oz” and then enjoy a lively discussion about the film and the book “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum.  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

 

SEPTEMBER 1st

ELKO COUNTY FAIR PARADE

A Family Tradition

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Formation is at 10:00 am

Parade Starts at 11:00 am

The 2017 Elko County Fair Parade begins at 11:00 am on Railroad Street and continues onto Idaho Street downtown.  For entry information or questions please contact Zach Gerber with the Elko Lion’s Club.

Jeanie Puccinelli has been selected as the 2017 Elko County Fair Parade Grand Marshal.  Ms. Puccinelli has participated in the Elko County Fair since she was a girl and managed the Elko County Fair Grounds for years with her husband Angelo.  Jeanie and Angelo also owned race horses of their own.  Jeanie Puccinelli has been an important part of the Elko County Fair for many years and it's an honor to have her serve as this year's Grand Marshal.  

FMI: Contact Zach Gerber at 775-777-4357 or e-mail 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 13th and SEPTEMBER 14th

HORIZON CENTER

Volunteer Training for Group Facilitators

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 and Thursday, September 14th, 2017

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Horizon Hospice (1250 Lamoille Highway Suite 413, Elko)

The Horizon Center for grieving children, teens, and families is doing a volunteer training for group facilitators.  To register for training contact Horizon Hospice at 778-0612.

FMI: Contact Horizon Hospice at 775-778-0612

 

SEPTEMBER 17th

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

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 https://RunSignUp.com/Race/NV/Elko/PuppyLove5K or call 753-7352

 

SEPTEMBER 20th

SPRING CREEK ASSOCIATION

Community Water Consumer Session

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 

6:00 pm

Spring Creek High School Gym

Senator Goicoechea and Assemblyman Ellison in conjunction with the Bureau of Consumer Affairs would like to invite you to a Community Water Consumer Session to talk about the future of the Spring Creek water systems and issues that the community is facing regarding water. 

Water is a valuable resource in Nevada and across the country.  The Spring Creek community has been facing high rates and issues with the private water company, Great Basin Water, and would like to plan a solution to these issues with local officials.  The water system is not in the best shape, but the increase consumers can afford and absorb is at a breaking point.  This downward spiral of higher rates, a system in disrepair, fire hazards, and decreased home values will only continue unless a strong plan is in place to tackle these issues.  Please attend the meeting to express your concerns and questions.

FMI: Call 753-6295 or visit www.SpringCreekNV.org

 

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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