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Experience ‘the thrill of the chill’

ELKO — The Elko Special Olympics Polar Plunge is quickly approaching and organizers say the weather is perfect.

Those looking for a chance to be brave can dress-up in a costume, be part of a team, win incentives and door prizes, and support a great cause March 3 at the Elko swimming pool. Courageous supporters of Elko Special Olympics are already busy getting their costumes ready and getting contributions to support Elko’s special-needs athletes

Go to to sign up or contribute to your favorite team.

“Elko’s Special Olympic athletes could not train and complete without your help and contributions,” said director Dan Allred.

Teams from the mines, area schools, businesses, law enforcement, families and health-care providers have taken the plunge. Those who don’t like cold water can register as a “chicken” and raise funds without getting wet.

Parents plan Drug/Alcohol Free Graduation Party

ELKO — 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.

In order to make this event possible, we are asking local businesses, organizations and community members for prize and monetary donations.

To help provide this safe, memorable grad night party for this year’s senior call Jan Baum at 397-1088 or Graci Slayer at 340-0031.

Garden Club presentation on composting

ELKO — The Elko Garden Club meets at noon March 2 at the Elko County Library meeting room. Light refreshments will be served, and the program will be on shared community composting. The meeting is open to the public.

The Elko Garden Club was organized in 1936 and has the following objectives: to stimulate knowledge and love of gardening among amateur gardeners in Elko County; to aid in the protection of native trees, plants, birds, and pollinators; and to encourage civic planting.

World Day

of Prayer

at St. Joseph’s

ELKO — The Women of St. Joseph’s are sponsoring this year’s annual World Day of Prayer to be held at 11 a.m. March 2 at St. Joseph’s Church, 990 Highland Drive, followed by a luncheon in Mater Dei Hall.

All faith denominations and men and women are invited to attend.

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year. The annual day of celebration is observed on the first Friday in March.

Through World Day of Prayer, women affirm that prayer and action have an immeasurable influence in the world. The motto of World Day of Prayer is “Informed and Prayerful Action.” This year’s celebration was prepared by the women of Suriname.

Volunteers invited to help CADV

ELKO — Anyone interested in volunteering for Elko’s Committee Against Domestic Violence DBA Harbor house are welcome to attend a meeting from 4-6 p.m. March 14 to see how you can help.

The meeting will be at Gold Dust Casino in the Glass Meeting Room.

For more information contact Juliana, Monday-Friday, at 738-6524.

Toddler Time at the library

ELKO — The Elko County Library is offering a Toddler Time on the first Saturday of each month.

The March 3 program begins at 10:30 a.m. and 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.

For more information, contact the Library at 738-3066 or visit our website at

Support group for grieving families

ELKO – Horizon Center for grieving children, teens and families hosts peer support groups at no cost for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

Meetings are held at 1250 Lamoille Highway, Suite 413, and begin at 6 p.m. on the following dates: March 5, March 19, April 2, April 16, May 7 and May 12.

A light snack and dessert will be provided.

For more information call 778-0612.

Trail Center announces March programs

ELKO – The California Trail Interpretive Center is presenting a variety of family friendly programs throughout March. The following programs are free and open to everyone:

  • March 3, 10 a.m.: The Heat is On: Fighting Wildfires in Nevada
  • March 4, 2 p.m.: Junior Ranger Program: Paint a Wagon
  • March 11, 2 p.m.: Junior Ranger Program: Stellar Pajama Party
  • March 17, 2-4 p.m.: Meet the Guild: Crochet, Knitting and Spinning Wheel Demonstrations by the Ruby Mountain Fiber Folk
  • March 18, 2 p.m.: Junior Ranger Program: After Journey’s End: Building a New Home
  • March 24, 10 a.m.: Find Your Trail: The National Trails System 50th Anniversary
  • March 25, 2 p.m.: Junior Ranger Program: Pioneer Chores

The California Trail Interpretive Center is located eight miles west of Elko on I-80, Hunter exit 292. The Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Women’s Club luncheon March 7

LAMOILLE — The Lamoille Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting and luncheon at noon March 7 at the their clubhouse at 795 Club House Lane. Lunch will be served, following the speaker.

The group welcomes all ladies from Elko County who might want to know more about the organization. March is Women’s History Month, and the speaker will be D’ette Mawson from the Northeastern Nevada Museum, who will talk about prominent women from Elko County and Lamoille.

For more information, call Elisabeth at 934-7194 or Joyce at 340-3696.

‘ Alleluia’ performance March 13

ELKO — The Faith Chorale Group will present “Alleluia,” 7 p.m. March 13 at Grace Baptist Church, 3030 N. Fifth St.

A 32-member group from Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa will sing sacred music and present a variety of texts that declare “Alleluia.”

Admission is free and nursery is provided for ages 0-3 years old. For information, call 738-8221 or visit

Gathering-related exhibits continue

ELKO — Continuing in the Western Folklife Center Wiegand Gallery are exhibitions of the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering: The Mountain Picassos: Basque Arborglyphs of the Great Basin (presented in partnership with the Nevada Historical Society, Nevada Arts Council’s Folklife Program, and the Nevada Touring Initiative/Traveling Exhibition Program of the Nevada Arts Council); Images of Basques and Buckaroos in the Ranching West (a portrait library drawing on multiple mediums, from historic to contemporary, accompanied by handcrafted and lovingly-used items from Basque immigrants and their families); and Bertolaritza, Basque Improvised Poetry (an exhibition of images, video and text curated and produced by the Jon Bilbao Basque Library, University of Nevada, Reno).

Jam On! at the Pioneer Saloon

ELKO — Join the musical jam session at the Western Folklife Center’s Pioneer Saloon from 6-8 p.m. March 14.

The bar will be open, serving no-host Ruby Mountain beers and other refreshing beverages. Facilitated by Southwind, bring your favorite tunes to share, your instruments, your friends and fans.

Sponsored by the Western Folklife Center, this free program has been funded, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Book Club to discuss classic novel

ELKO — On March 19, the Elko County Library Book Club will discuss Carson McCullers’ acclaimed novel “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.”

The book club will meet at 6 pm in the Library Meeting Room. Copies of the book are available for check-out. All are welcome to attend.

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Call Patrick Dunn at the library for more information, 738-3066.

Indoor Safari Shoot slated March 24

ELKO – The Elko Archery Club’s 3D Indoor Safari Shoot is scheduled March 24.

Registration will be from 8-11a.m. Staggered starts from 8;30-11:30 a.m.

The event includes 25 marked yardage animals. Range finders are allowed.

To register, download the form on webpage

For more information, email

Reception for Elko County Student Artists

ELKO — Join Western Folklife Center staff and meet the Elko County student artists who submitted original artwork and photography for the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

A free reception is scheduled from 4:40 to 6:30 p.m. March 28.

Take a moment to admire our Elko County youths’ imagination, creativity and craftsmanship, on view until April 2018.

Four all-breed horse shows planned for 2018

ELKO — The Northeastern Nevada Horsemen’s Association has organized four all-breed

horse shows for 2018 from June through September.

NENHA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a fun, family-friendly environment for

people of all ages and abilities to show horses. Participants will have the opportunity to compete in classes including Halter, Showmanship, English and Western Pleasure, Trail, Ranch Riding, and Reining, as well as Gymkhana events such as barrel racing and pole bending.

These shows provide a great place for riders to hone their horsemanship skills in an inexpensive and low-pressure environment. Classes are open to members and non-members.

The 2018 horse shows at the Elko County Fairgrounds are June 16, July 7, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8. All shows will start promptly at 8 a.m. Reining and Ranch Riding classes will not start

before 2 p.m., and gymkhana classes will not start before 3 p.m.

In addition to horse shows, NENHA holds meetings that are open to the public on the

first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Clubs Room at the Stockmen’s Casino.

The next meeting is Feb. 7.

For more information find NENHA at, on Facebook at Northeastern Nevada

Horseman’s Association, or send an email to

Young Life teens meet every Monday

ELKO — Young Life plays an important role in our community and offers teens hope, faith, adventure and unconditional friendship.

Young Life is looking for new teen members. Want to go to camp this summer and have some fun with other teens?

Meetings begin at 6:42 p.m. at 616 Commercial St. Call 775-397-8129 or see Facebook page under Young Life Elko/Springcreek.


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