PUBLIC /SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE ELKO AREA

Updated 5/24/2017

 

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 

 

ELKO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2017

Drug and Alcohol Free Graduation Party

Every year teens across the nation are hurt or killed on the night of their graduation due to drug and alcohol related accidents.  To keep this tragedy from happening in our community, parents of the graduating Elko High School Seniors are organizing a drug and alcohol free graduation party in a safe environment.  The party will include an evening of fun-filled activities, entertainment, food, and prizes. 

To make this event possible the parents of the EHS class of 2017 are asking local businesses, organizations, and community members for prize and monetary donations before May 30th.  Please consider helping to provide a safe, memorable grad night for this year’s seniors.   

FMI: Call Delmo Andreozzi at 775-934-8117 or Becky Shumway at 775-934-0687

 

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.

 

ELKO DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Flags Over Elko

Memorial Day through 4th of July

The Downtown Business Association is looking for sponsors for Flags Over Elko.  This is an opportunity to come together to celebrate our country and support our community. 

Flags over Elko will involve flags being displayed throughout downtown throughout the City of Elko.  Over 54 American Flags will fly over the streets of Elko in a beautiful and moving celebration from Memorial Day and will continue through the 4th of July celebration.  There will be an ongoing need to replace flags due to age and weather.  All proceeds raised will go toward the purchase of flags and poles in addition to assisting with local community projects.    

FMI: Call Rushele Melton 775-299-7444 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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

 

 MAY 27th

ELKO COUNTY ART CLUB

Saturday Art Jam

Saturday, May 27th, 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 Oil Pastels. 

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

 

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Swap-N-Shop Scrapbooking

Elko County Library

Bruce Memorial Meeting Room

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

10:00 am-2:00 pm

Bring unwanted scrapbooking or rubberstamping items to trade with others or price them to sell.  Come and scrapbook with others.  The cost for the day is $5 per person.

FMI: Contact Jana’ DeMore at 775-340-2321 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

MAY 30th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Tween Book and Movie Club

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Ages 10-13

Tweens!  Books!  Movies!  All three come together at the Elko County Library Tween Book and Movie Club.  For the May meeting, tweens (ages 10-13) will watch the film “BFG” and then enjoy a lively discussion about the film and the book “BFG” by Roald Dahl.  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

 

MAY 31st

ELKO COMMUNITY CONCERT

Illusionist Jason Bishop - RESCHEDULED

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Elko Convention Center

7:00 pm

The May 24th Elko Community Concert performance has regrettably been cancelled and is being rescheduled to May 31st with Jason Bishop, an illusionist.  Right now when you purchase next year’s season pass you will get into the May 31st show for free!

FMI: Call 775-738-5475 or online at COT.gbcnv.edu

 

JUNE 1st through JUNE 8th

CITY OF CARLIN

Carlin Clean Up Week

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 through Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Free

The City of Carlin is looking for local businesses who are interested in sponsoring Carlin Clean-up Week to provide lunches for volunteers.

During Carlin Clean Up Week dumpsters will be open and free.  Carlin residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to tackle their spring cleaning.  This includes, but is not limited to: old furniture, appliances, yard scraps, household items, etc.  The City of Carlin is seeking volunteers to help assist those that are disabled/handicapped with their loads.

*There will be a $3 fee per automobile tire and a $10 fee per semi/tractor tire.  Commercial businesses are excluded from Carlin Clean Up.  Refrigerators and freezers will be accepted.  The City of Carlin Staff are not responsible for hauling or loading trash.  City employees will not be picking up trash this year.  Residents are responsible for bringing their trash to the city yard.

FMI: Contact Lyndsie at Public Works to Sign Up to Volunteer (775)754-6515

 

JUNE 3rd

ELKO COUNTY ART CLUB

Saturday Art Jam

Saturday, June 3rd, 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 Burnished Color Pencil Sunset. 

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

 

PERFORMANCE ATHLETIC CLUB AND FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Run With the PAC 1st Annual 5K/10K Run Walk

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Race Location: Johnny Appleseed Park

Race Start Times: 5K – 9:00 am/10K – 8:45 am

Online Early Registration (through May 22nd): 5K - $30/10K - $35

Race Day Registration (8:00 am): 5K - $35/10K - $40

Come to the first annual Run with the PAC 5K/10K Run/Walk.  All proceeds will benefit the Family Resource Center.  Register at RunSignUp.com/Race/NV/Elko/RunWithThePAC5K10K.  The first 150 registrants will receive an Event Tech shirt and swag bag!  There will be a post-run meal and beer tent, raffle with sponsor-donated prizes, bounce house for the kids, selfie station, and live DJ! 

FMI: Contact Wendy Roberts, Race Coordinator at 775-385-2378

 

 

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Toddler Time

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

10:30 am

Free

The Elko County Library is offering Toddler Time on the first Saturday of each month.  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.  This is a free program and no registration is required.

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

 

JUNE 3rd and JUNE 4th

CALIFORNIA TRAIL CENTER

California Trail Days

California Trail Center

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 and Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Free

Enjoy all of the history and fun you can handle during this year’s California Trail Days.  Mark your calendar now for this family fun event.

FMI: Visit CaliforniaTrailCenter.org

 

JUNE 9th and JUNE 10th

ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

30th Annual Rummage Sale

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (277 Willow Street, Elko)

Friday, June 9th, 2017 and Saturday, June 10th, 2017

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sale items include household clothing for all ages, toys, books, linens, crafts, electronics, sport and recreation, and much more.  Breakfast, lunch, and baked food available.  Proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations. 

FMI: For more information or if you wish to donate contact Diana 738-4208

 

JUNE 10th

ELKO COUNTY ART CLUB

Saturday Art Jam

Saturday, June 10th, 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 Watercolor. 

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

 

JUNE 16th and JUNE 17th 

ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

30th Annual Rummage Sale

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (277 Willow Street, Elko)

Friday, June 16th, 2017 and Saturday, June 17th, 2017

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sale items include household clothing for all ages, toys, books, linens, crafts, electronics, sport and recreation, and much more.  Breakfast, lunch, and baked food available.  Proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations. 

FMI: For more information or if you wish to donate contact Diana 738-4208

 

JUNE 16th through JUNE 18th

ELKO CITY PARKS AND RECREATION

Ruby Classic Baseball Tournament

Friday, June 16th, 2017, Saturday, June 17th, 2017, and Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Registration for the Ruby Classic Baseball Tournament is open until June 9th.  Register online at www.elkocity.com (Department>Parks and Recreation>Tournament Registration).  Ages: 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, & 15U/16U.  Team registration fee is $375.  There is a 4-game guarantee.  Games will be Friday and Saturday, June 16th and 17th (8:00 a.m. start) with the championship bracket on Sunday, June 18th.

FMI: Contact City of Elko Recreation at (775)777-7260 or Spring Creek Baseball Club (Jeremy) at (775)934-2849

 

JUNE 17th

ELKO COUNTY ART CLUB

Saturday Art Jam

Saturday, June 17th, 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 Rock Painting.

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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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