PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE ELKO AREA

Updated 9/18/2017

 

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

  

UNTIL OCTOBER 13th

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF ELKO

Kindergarten-1st Grade Basketball League Registration

From Now Until Friday, October 13th, 2017

The Boys & Girls Club of Elko Youth Basketball League registration is now open to Kindergarten-1st grade boys and girls.  The league runs from October 16th through December 16th and the registration deadline is Friday, October 13th.  Basketball league for 2nd-4th grades start in January 2018. 

FMI: Visit BGCElko.org, call 738-2759, or stop by the Boys & Girls Club of Elko

 

UNTIL OCTOBER 16th

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF ELKO

Youth Volleyball League Registration

From Now Until Monday, October 16th, 2017

The Boys & Girls Club Youth Volleyball League Registration is now open to 3rd and 4th grade girls.  The league runs from October 17th through December 16th and the registration deadline is October 16th

FMI: Visit BGCElko.org, call 738-2759, or stop by the Boys & Girls Club of Elko

 

   

SEPTEMBER 18th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Maker Monday

Monday, September 18th, 2017 (the 3rd Monday of each month)

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.  Bring your imagination and come to Maker Monday!  Children will be working with optical illusions.  Are you up to the challenge?  The library will provide all the materials.          

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

 

HORIZON HOSPICE

Bereavement Support Group Meeting

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Horizon Center (located in Horizon Hospice) (1250 Lamoille Highway, Suite 413, Elko)

6:00 pm

All adults, teens, children, and families welcome to this peer supported no cost gathering.  A light supper and dessert will be provided.

FMI: Call 775-778-0612

 

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

 

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Holocaust Book Club

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

Bruce Memorial Meeting Room

4:30 pm-5:30 pm

The Elko County Library will continue to offer the Holocaust Book Club through the fall months.  The book that will be discussed is “The Inextinguishable Symphony” by Martin Goldsmith.  The library has a limited supply of books available for check out.  Participants can stop by the front desk and check out a book.    

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

 

SEPTEMBER  21st

SILVER STAGE PLAYERS

General Membership Meeting

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Round Table Pizza (2503 Mountain City Highway, Elko)

7:00 pm

The Silver Stage Players will host a general membership meeting.  Join them as they recap the 2017 season, work on future planning, and make revisions to the bylaws, all while enjoying some pizza and friendship.  Anyone interested in the many aspects of theater is encouraged to attend, including acting, directing, costumes, technicians, etc.  There is no age requirement or membership fee to join the theater company, only a desire to offer the area’s best theater and your time.  The Silver Stage Players, celebrating its 81st year, is a non-profit dedicated to providing the finest theater, community service, and educational opportunities to its members and the residents of northeastern Nevada. 

FMI: E-mail 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.

 

RUBY MOUNTAIN BALLOON FESTIVAL

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

Hot air balloons will take to the sky during the annual Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival.  Balloon pilots from all over the United States will launch (weather permitting) at sunrise from multiple locations throughout the event.  For a full list of activities including the sunrise mass ascension and balloon glow, please visit their website at RubyMountainBalloonFestival.com or follow them on Facebook. 

FMI: Visit RubyMountainBalloonFestival.com

 

SEPTEMBER 23rd

CALIFORNIA TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER

Sheep Herding the End of an Era

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

2:00 pm

California Trail Interpretive Center

Join Kent McAdoo as he gives an illustrated program that describes the lifestyles and experiences of a Basque sheepherder in northern Nevada.  He will discuss the influences of the Basque on Elko’s culture and landscape, and explain the reasons behind their decline as workers in sheep ranching.

FMI: Call 775-738-1849 or visit www.CaliforniaTrailCenter.org

  

ELKO HIGH SCHOOL STRINGS

5th Annual Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Northeastern Nevada Museum (1515 Idaho Street, Elko)

12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Cost: $10 for for 1 person, $30 for 4 people

Come and support the Elko High School String Orchestra at the 5th Annual Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser.  Funds raised will go toward student’s travel accounts.          

FMI: Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SEPTEMBER 24th

CALIFORNIA TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER

Junior Ranger Program: Nevada Skins and Skulls

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

California Trail Interpretive Center

Attention all kids: Learn about Nevada animals.  Touch and feel their skulls and skins, and learn about predators and prey.      

FMI: Call 775-738-1849 or visit www.CaliforniaTrailCenter.org

 

HUMBOLDT HIGHROADS

Hasting Cutoff Hike

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

South Fork

5:00 pm

Come out for the Humboldt Highroads hike at South Fork!  The hike will be about 1.5 miles below the dam along the ruts of the Hastings Cutoff.  This is the same week the Donner Party traveled down the canyon so you can discuss and compare experiences.  The hike is for all ages and abilities, not an endurance event.  The trip is sponsored by Humboldt Highroads, Nevada State Parks, BLM/California Trail Center.            

FMI: Call Jan Peterson at 778-5478

 

SEPTEMBER 26th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Tween Book and Movie Club

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

4:30 pm-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 September meeting, tweens (ages 10-13) will watch the film “Where the Red Fern Grows” and then enjoy a lively discussion about the film and the book “Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls.  Snacks will be served.  Tweens may pick up a copy of the book at the library so they can watch it before watching the film.           

FMI: Call 775-738-3066 or visit www.elkocountylibrary.org

 

SEPTEMBER 30th

CALIFORNIA TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER

All That Glitters is Not Gold: The California Gold Rush and Genocide

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

2:00 pm

California Trail Interpretive Center

Driven by the desire for gold, some California emigrants and settlers sacrificed their sense of moral dignity for something they perceived far more valuable.  As a result, they came to commit one of the worst atrocities in American history: the California Indian Genocide. 

FMI: Call 775-738-1849 or visit www.CaliforniaTrailCenter.org

 

BEGINNING OCTOBER 2nd

CALIFORNIA TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER

Winter Hours

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Winter Hours are: 9:00 am-4:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday

California Trail Interpretive Center

Winter hours for the California Trail Interpretive Center will begin on October 2nd, 2017.  They will be open on Sunday, October 1st, and then closed on October 2nd and 3rd.    

FMI: Call 775-738-1849 or visit www.CaliforniaTrailCenter.org

 

OCTOBER 5th, 6th, and 7th

GHOST LIGHT PRODUCTIONS

Poe & Pints

Thursday, October 5th, 2017, Friday, October 6th, 2017, and Saturday, October 7th, 2017

7:00 pm

Duncan LittleCreek Gallery (516 Commercial Street, Elko)

Tickets are $25 Each

Ghost Light Productions invites you to three evenings of craft beer tasting and the performance of selected works of Edgar Allan Poe.  Seating is limited. 

FMI: Call 775-738-1849 or visit www.CaliforniaTrailCenter.org

 

FROM OCTOBER 6th through OCTOBER 31st

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF ELKO

Haunt After Dark

Every Friday and Saturday starting Friday, October 6th, 2017 and Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

729 Douglas Street, Elko

7:00 pm

$10 Admission for Each Attraction or $18 for Both Attractions

“Haunt After Dark,” Nevada’s scariest haunted complex is terrorizing Elko this October.  HAUNT has been expanded into two premier attractions featuring the Psycho Circus and the After Dark Haunted House.  Both haunts are professional, high-fear haunted attractions with new animatronics, technology, and scare tactics never witnessed before.  Chicken doors have been installed for the weak to escape when they can’t handle the fear.  Enter at your own risk.  Whatever you fear, you will find it in here.  All proceeds benefit F.I.S.H. and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Elko.

FMI: Contact 738-2759 or visit HauntElko.com for the gory details

 

OCTOBER 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th

ELKO DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Ghost Tour Downtown Elko

Friday, October 20th, 2017, and Saturday, October 21st, 2017 and Friday, October 27th, 2017, and Saturday, October 28th, 2017

6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Tickets are $35 Each

Must be 21 or older

The Downtown Business Association is presenting a walking tour of Elko’s spookier past.  Tickets are sold at Evergreen Flower Shop.  Limited tickets are available.  There will be wine/beer, appetizers, and a live re-enactment. 

FMI: Visit www.ElkoDowntown.org

 

OCTOBER 28th

ELKO DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Ghost Tour Downtown Elko

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

9:00 am

Free

Family-Friendly Walking Tour

The Downtown Business Association is presenting a walking tour of Elko’s spookier past.  Tickets are available at Evergreen Flower Shop.  Limited tickets are available. 

FMI: Visit www.ElkoDowntown.org

 

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