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Best Annual Event

Gold: Fourth of July Fireworks

The best fireworks show in Elko. The great success every year is because of the amazing people and businesses that help support the Elko 4th of July. Please consider donating to the fireworks show to help us make 2017 the best ever.

Address: P.O. Box 683

Phone: 738-6284

Silver: Elko County Fair

Bronze: Poe & Pints

Best Event

Monthly or More Than Once a Year

Gold: DBA Wine Walks

The mission of the Elko Downtown Business Association is to promote, preserve and enhance the prosperity of the downtown area and support the overall betterment of the Elko Community. Summer Wine Walks and the Snowflake Festival are the highlights of DBA-sponsored events. These events help reinforce a sense of community, bring in much needed revenue to businesses and bring people together to enjoy what Downtown Elko has to offer.

Address: P.O. Box 2609

Phone: 299-7444

Hours: 24/7

Silver: Lamoille Farmers Market

Bronze: Toast to Art

Best Casino

Gold: Red Lion Hotel & Casino

Considered an Elko landmark for over 30 years, Red Lion Hotel & Casino Elko is the best full-service hotel in Elko, Nevada -featuring a 24-hour casino, two on-site restaurants, an in-house Starbucks Coffee, state-of-the-art fitness center and outdoor pool.

Red Lion Hotel & Casino provides superb complimentary amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, parking and airport transportation to and from Elko Regional Airport. Enjoy resort-style lodging with a touch of hometown comfort in one of 222 pet-friendly accommodations -equipped with signature pillow top mattresses, granite bathrooms with ceramic tiles, flat-screen televisions with cable and eco-friendly bath amenities.

Address: 2065 Idaho St.

Phone: 738-2111

Hours: Open 24 Hours Daily

Silver: Gold Dust West

Gold Dust West is known for the latest and greatest in gaming products and great quality food. Also, our newest addition is the Hampton Inn. At Gold Dust West, we pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service and creating a friendly atmosphere. It is Your House Full of Friends.

Address: 1660 Mountain City Highway

Phone: 777-7500

Hours: 24 hours

Bronze: Gold Country Inn & Casino

Gold Country Inn & Casino is one of Elko's favorite stays. Just minutes from I-80, Gold Country provides excellent Western-themed lodging, dining, and gaming in the gold mining mecca of northeastern Nevada. Gold Country features 150 spacious rooms and suites with a full range of amenities, including free HBO, coffee, fitness center access, outdoor heated pool, and airport shuttle service. Since 1994, Gold Country Inn and Casino has offered travelers and locals alike the very best in lodging, dining and gaming in Elko, NV. While well-established, Gold Country Inn is always up-to-date on our amenities, at an affordable price! Friendly and welcoming, Gold Country's staff and management invite you to enjoy their brand of tried and true Western hospitality.

Address: 2050 Idaho St.

Phone: 775-738-8421

Hours: Open 24 Hours Daily

Best Dance Studio

Gold: High Desert Dance Company

High Desert Dance Company is known for its outstanding dance, cheer and acrobatic arts instructors. HDDC provides technique and the ability to communicate the language of performing arts and dance to others; our High Point and award winning traveling competition teams. High Desert Dance Company is more than a business, we are a family and dance is our passion. Sharing our love for dance and the performing arts with our students and our community is paramount. Our staff and instructors attend workshops, training and certification to stay up to date.

Address: 2719 Argent Ave., Suite 1

Phone: 934-9870

Hours: 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Tuesday & Friday

Silver: The Dance Club

Bronze: Western Folklife Center

Best DJ, Entertainment

Gold: Stonerock Sound & Lighting, Chip Stone

Silver: Marin Mobile DJ Services and Lighting, Pedro Marin

Bronze: DJ Daniel

Daniel has been DJing for 15 years, and the passion for it started as a teen. A few of those years were spent in Reno, playing events with as many as 1,600 attendees. This gave him the knowledge and experience of how to work a crowd and keep them dancing! He has experience doing weddings and special events, is personable, friendly and outgoing and has the the experience to know how to handle your event professionally and the knowledge of how to keep you dancing.

Phone: 636-4410

Hours: Weekends only

Best Family Recreation

Gold: Lamoille Canyon

Silver: Telescope Lanes

Bronze: California Trail Interpretive Center

History comes alive at the California Trail Center with interpretive exhibits, educational programs and unique special events. Admission is free for both the museum and our weekly programs. The center is known for its Trail Days and offers a unique educational experience focused on the history of Western Settlers who traveled through our own backyard seeking a better life.

Address: 1 Trail Center Way

Phone: 738-1849

Hours: Wed.-Sun. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Best Fishing Hole

Gold: Angel Lake

Silver: South Fork

Bronze: Wildhorse

Best Hiking Trail

Gold: Lamoille Canyon

Silver: Island Lake

Bronze: Lamoille Lake

Best Marriage Officiant

Gold: Blooms and Grooms

Address: 461 Idaho St.

Phone: 778-3151

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Silver: Nathan Hornback, Living Stones Church

Living Stones Church exists to be “In The City For The City.” We want to make a positive impact in our community PHYSICALLY (through caring for the poor, feeding the hungry, and serving others in need) CULTURALLY (through music and the arts and making the Elko area a better place to live and raise a family) and SPIRITUALLY (through the teaching of the Bible and the gospel of Grace).

Address: 172 Fifth St.

Phone: 775-299-4633

Sunday Services: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon

Children’s ministry at all services.

Bronze: Tyler Gunter

Best Party/Wedding Planning Service

Gold: I Do Event Planning

The business is known for providing top quality event planning and coordinating for any event. Free initial consultations- always! Developing a personal relationship with each of our clients allows us to have the same vision for their event. We are dedicated to make what would otherwise be a stressful, time consuming process for clients into a fun, stress-free event. We take great pride in having the responsibility to ensure your event is a success and we promise to do whatever it takes to make sure that it is. We are your one stop shop for everything you need for a successful event.

Phone: 775-842-3620

Hours: Always open

Silver: Blooms and Grooms

Bronze: Event Source

Best Place for Live Entertainment

Gold: Duncan LittleCreek

Address: 520 Commercial St.

Phone: 738-3426

Unique Contemporary Art Gallery & Bar. Great selection of wine, craft beer, original cocktails, and beautiful artwork in a pleasant, no-smoking atmosphere. Huge variety of Live music, plays, and more (Poe & Pints, Bard in the Yard, for example). Beautiful outdoor space for relaxing on a summer evening.

Silver: Red Lion Hotel & Casino

Bronze: Cowboys

Best Place to Dance

Gold: Cowboys

Cowboys is known as a smoke-free bar with games an extra-large dance floor and lots of entertainment. Cowboys is set apart from other locations in town because of it's wide open spaces, games, large dance floor with live DJ, lots of drink specials and an entertaining staff.

Address 442 Idaho St.

Phone: 753-7294

Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m. to close

Silver: Red Lion Hotel & Casino

Bronze: Western Folklife Center

Best Place to Go Camping

Gold : Lamoille Canyon

Silver: Jarbridge

Bronze: Angel Lake

Best Place to Take Out of Town Guests

Gold: The Star

Silver: Lamoille Canyon

Bronze: Aspens Bar & Grill at Red Lion

Aspens is one of Elko’s favorite dining experiences. The warm, relaxed atmosphere, accented by hardwood floor, roaring fireplaces and preserved aspen trees – beautifully compliments everything from crab cakes and baby back ribs to perfectly-prepared Certified Angus Beef.

Address: 2065 Idaho St.

Phone: 753-2111

Best Radio DJ

Gold: Sandy Beeler, Mix 96.7

Silver: Charlie Meyers, 95.3 KRJC

Bronze: Terri Fairfield, 95.3 KRJC

Best Radio Station

Gold: 95.3 KRJC

Joining the airwaves in 1981, KRJC was Elko’s first FM station and Elko’s original station for country music. KRJC is also the only station in Elko to stream 24/7. We are community minded and involved. Other than a live on-air staff that offers a variety of music and entertainment all week, we host two fundraising events each year with zero profit to the station. All proceeds raised during the Shop with a Cop Auction in December goes directly to the Shop with a Cop program and likewise, ALL funds raised at Trick or Treat Street benefits the Police Athletic League.

Address: 1250 Lamoille Hwy Ste 1045

Phone: 775-738-9895


Hours: 7:30-3:30 M-F

Silver: 96.7 Mix

Bronze: 93.7 Jack FM

Best Local Band/Performer

Gold: Whiskey & Wine

Silver: High Jacked – Chip Stone

Bronze: Muddy Boots & The Porch Pounders

Best Centennial Boot

Gold: Barrick Gold Corp., artist Audrey Vasquez

Gold: Geo Park, artist Toni Shutte

Silver: The Star, artist Pam Wells

Bronze: Custom Stained Glass, artist Sheryl Schmidtlein


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