PUBLIC /SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE ELKO AREA

Updated 3/21/2017

 

 

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

 

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.

 

WEEK OF MARCH 20th

CITY OF ELKO

Cemetery Clean Up

Elko Cemetery

Cemetery crews will be cleaning the grounds.  Please remove any winter holiday decorations on plots.  Weathered and broken decorations will be discarded.  As a reminder, glass containers are not allowed due to public safety considerations. 

  

MARCH 23rd

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Diversity-in-Action Multi-Cultural Game Time

Elko County Library

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Celebrate Diversity-in-Action Week during the Library’s Multi-Cultural Game Time.  The Library will highlight the new, cultural games just added to its board game collection.  This program is designed for all ages and a library card is required to “check out” the games for use in the Library. 

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

 

MARCH 25th

ELKO ARCHERY CLUB

Elko 3D Indoor Safari Shoot

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Spring Creek Horse Palace

Registration: 7:00 am-10:00 am

Staggered Start: 7:30 am-10:30 am

Come to the Elko 3D Indoor Safari Shoot.  Pre-registration fees range from free (for pee wee’s 8 years old and younger) to $50 for families.  Registration fees will be $5 more the day of the event.  Youth/Cubs/Peewees shoot with the adults from kid-friendly yardages.  Save time and money by registering early and get entered in the early bird raffle for pre-registered shooters.  Food will be available throughout the day. 

FMI: Call Jim Algerio at 775-397-1614 or John Boykin at 775-857-8979 or visit the web page at www.elkoarchery.com

 

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Foods From Around the World

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Elko County Library (720 Court Street)

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Free

The Elko County Library is hosting Foods from Around the World.  Families will experience the flavors of the many cultures represented in our local community at this “tasting” party.  This free program is open to all community members and does not require pre-registration.  If you would like to provide a favorite family dish for tasting please contact Holly Whittle at the Elko County Library.

FMI: Call Holly Wittle at the Library 775-738-3066  

 

MARCH 27th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Family History Workshop

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Elko County Library (720 Court Street)

Library Meeting Room

6:00 pm

Free

The Elko County Library will offer a family history workshop.  The workshop will offer a basic introduction to genealogical research using resources available through the library ad at the Elko Family History Center.  Participants will learn about searching their family history using sites like Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org, and how to organize the results of their searches with popular family tree software programs.  The workshop may last up to one hour.  It is free to the public, but registration is requested.

FMI: Call Patrick Dunn at the Library 775-738-3066  

 

MARCH 28th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Tween Book & Movie Club

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Tweens!  Books!  Movies!  All three are coming together at the Elko County Library for the Tween Book & Movie club.  For the March meeting, tweens (ages 10-13) will watch the film “The Black Stallion” by Walter Farley.  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: Call 775-738-3066 or visit www.elkocountylibrary.org 

 

MARCH 28th THROUGH MARCH 30th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Multi-Cultural Crafts

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 through Thursday, March 30th, 2017

3:30 pm

Free

Elko County Library is hosting three days of Multi-Cultural Crafts.  Come prepared to have fun while making a different craft each day (Chinese dragons/fans, African beading/masks, God’s Eye/Dreamcatcher).  This program is designed for children and does not require pre-registration; however, there are limited supplies so plan accordingly.    

FMI: Call 775-738-3066

 

THROUGH MARCH 31st

YOUNG LIFE

Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser

616 Commercial Street

Hungry?  Young Life is selling Krispy Kreme Donuts as a fundraiser in March.  Call Brittani at 775-397-8129 to order yours today.

FMI: Contact Brittani Cottrell at 775-397-8129  

 

APRIL 1st

SPRING CREEK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Auction and Murder Mystery

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Elko Convention Center Banquet Hall

Tickets $30 in Advance or $300 for a Table of 10

An auction and Murder Mystery Dinner will be held to benefit Spring Creek Christian Academy.  The night of fun and festivities is catered by the Hilton Garden.  The event’s theme is Casa Blanca Casino Night.  Tickets are available in Spring Creek at the Academy’s office or in Elko at the Evergreen Flower Shop.

FMI: Call 775-777-1222 

 

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Toddler Time

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

10:30 am

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 775-738-3066

 

APRIL 3rd THROUGH APRIL 15th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Spring Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 through Saturday, April 15th, 2017

The Elko County Library is hosting its annual Spring Scholastic Book Fair.  With a great selection of books for all ages and interests, the Book Fair is a perfect opportunity to stock up on books for the summer reading program and family vacations.  Proceeds from the Fair go toward craft and program supplies and for some of our special events, such as the Spring Eggstravaganza and Halloween Carnival.  If you are unable to attend in person, you can shop the Fair through our online website at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/elkocountylibrarysystem from April 3rd through April 15th.      

FMI: Call 775-738-3066

 

APRIL 8th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Scrapbooking Workshop

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Bruce Memorial Meeting Room

The Elko County Library will be hosting a Scrapbooking Workshop.  This all-day event is an adult program 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 supplies or tools feel free to bring them.  This event is free to the public and pre-registration is no required.  Come enjoy a day of scrapbooking!    

FMI: Contact Annette Robinson at the Library at 775-738-3066

 

APRIL 9th THROUGH APRIL 15th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

National Library Week

Sunday, April 9th, 2017 through Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Elko County Library (720 Court Street)

The Elko County Library will join libraries in schools, campuses, and in communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.  April 9th through April 15th, National Library Week, is a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians, and library workers.  Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technology.  The Elko County Library is transforming by providing free workshops, activities, story times, and crafts.  Our Library is celebrating National Library Week by waiving current overdue fines when the items are returned during the week.  Lost and damaged items will not be waived. 

FMI: Visit the Library, call 775-738-3066, or visit www.ElkoCountyLibrary.org  

 

APRIL 11th and APRIL 12th

FRIENDS OF THE ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Book Sale

Elko County Library (720 Court Street)

Friends of the Library Preview Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 9:00 am-1:00 pm

General Public: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

And Wednesday, April 12th, 2017  from 9:00 am-6:00 pm

The Friends of the Elko County Library is having a book sale!  The books will be newer hardback titles of fiction and non-fiction by popular authors.  All the books are in great condition.  Come to the Elko County Library and browse through the books.  You’ll want to attend this book sale if you’re a book lover!  There will be an early preview for all members of the Friends of the Library and then the book sale will be open to the general public.

FMI: Call 775-738-3066  

 

APRIL 15th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Adult Spelling Bee

Elko County Library Meeting Room

Wednesday, April 15th, 2017

1:00 pm

$10 Registration Fee

Calling all those 16 and older who love a great challenge!  It’s the third annual Adult Spelling Bee at the Elko County Library.  There is a $10 registration fee with the winner receiving $100.  Show off your spelling skills while supporting your local library!  If spelling isn’t your strength, come and support the contestants!                  

FMI: Call 397-4776 or call the Library at 738-3066 or visit www.ElkoCountyLibrary.org

 

APRIL 21st

HORIZON HOSPICE

11th Annual Souper Bowl

Elko Convention Center

Friday, April 21st, 2017

6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Dinner Hosted By Local Chefs

Horizon Hospice is a community hospice and provides all services free of charge.  The community funds all operating costs of Horizon Hospice through private or corporate donations and The Newmont Legacy Fund.  This special night will help Horizon Hospice continue to provide free care to all dying individuals and their loved ones in Elko County.  The Horizon Hospice Benefit will raise funds for operating costs, educate the community regarding end-of-life issues, recognize Horizon Hospice volunteers, recognize corporations for their philanthropy, and entertain the community.  You can help by sponsoring the event or purchasing tickets.  Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $10,000 and individual sponsors can buy tickets for $65 each. 

FMI: Call 778-0612 or Fax 777-3648

 

MAY 5th & 6th

YOUNG LIFE

Donations for The Young Life Garage Sale

616 Commercial Street

Young Life is looking for donations.  Help send a teen to camp.  Are you Spring Cleaning and want to give stuff away?  Young Life will take it!  Young Life is looking for items for their Annual Garage Sale on May 5th and 6th.  Call Brittani Cottrell at 775-397-8129 to drop your items off.

FMI: Contact Brittani Cottrell at 775-397-8129  

 

MAY 6th

FRIENDS OF THE ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Just Desserts Fundraiser

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Elko County Library

5:30 pm-8:00 pm

Tickets are $15 per person

Must be 21 or older to attend

The Friends of the Elko County Library will be hosting the 29th annual “Just Desserts” fundraiser event this year.  There will be a selection of adult beverages, fruit punch, and gourmet coffees to enjoy while tasting for a selection of desserts.  You can purchase tickets at the Elko County Library in advance, or buy tickets at the door that evening.  There will be a $500 and a $1,000 door prize.  Local residents and businesses generously donate desserts, wines, and silent auction items to The Friends for the annual fundraiser.  These items will be in a silent auction that community members an bid on to raise money for the Elko County Library.  This year’s silent auction includes a variety of items that will be on display at the Library.                   

FMI: Contact the Library at 738-3066

 

MAY 20th

BIKERS AGAINST CHILD ABUSE (B.A.C.A.)

3rd Annual Northeastern Nevada 100 Mile Ride

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Starting Point: Gold Rush Harley-Davidson (2640 Ruby Vista Drive, Elko)

Ending Point: Spring Inn (358 Spring Valley Parkway, Spring Creek)

Registration is at 10:30 am

Kickstands up at Noon

$10 per Rider

$5 per Passenger

This is an annual B.A.C.A International Awareness Event.  Any proceeds go to the mission of empowering abused children in Northeastern Nevada.  There will be food and more fun at the last stop!    

FMI: Call 775-385-8493 or visit BACAWorld.org  

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