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A busy month at the Folklife Center

ELKO – The Western Folklife Center 501 Railroad St. has several events planned in January heading into the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Join the free musical jam session “Jam On!” from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 10. 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.

“Let’s Dance” will be from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 11. Dance lessons in a selected style are at 6, followed by open social dancing at 7. Admission is $5. Adults and teens are welcome, no partner or experience necessary. Contact

A training session and chili feed for Gathering volunteers is slated from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Pioneer Saloon. Sign-ups are available for unfilled positions – register to volunteer anytime on the Western Folklife Center website.

Drop by the Pioneer Saloon from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 17 and enjoy the lively music of Elko's own Southwind band. The bar will be open for business and there's room to dance.

Toddler Time at the library

ELKO -- The Elko County Library is offering a Toddler Time on the first Saturday of each month. Join them at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 6 for the program 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

Clay breakers season starts Jan. 6

SPRING CREEK -- The Ruby Mountain Clay Breakers are starting their new season Jan. 6 at the Spring Creek Trap and Skeet in Spring Creek, at 9 a.m.

“We are looking for guys and gals, any ability, grades fourth through 12th, to join our group. New shooters please come at 9 a.m. Jan. 6, and returning shooters on Jan. 13 at 9 a.m.”

Call Scott Ackley for more information at 397-5704.

‘The Boy Nevada Killed’

ELKO -- On Jan. 8, the Elko County Library Book Club will discuss “The Boy Nevada Killed” – a true account of juvenile crime and punishment, written by Janice Oberding.

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

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

Foster parent training set in Elko

ELKO – An opportunity for Foster/Adoptive Parent Training is coming to Elko in mid-January.

Participants will attend three sessions, each lasting from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jan. 12-14 at The Terrace at Ruby View, 1795 Ruby View Drive.

Interested persons should call Lori Nichols, Foster Care Recruiter, at 1-888-423-2659 to sign up. All three days are required for applicants who wish to move forward with licensure.

Financial Peace classes begin Jan. 8 in Elko

ELKO -- Ramsey Solutions’ Financial Peace University will offer a nine-week course at Elko Assembly of God, 700 Front St., beginning Jan. 8

Created by financial expert Dave Ramsey, the course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success.

Along with Ramsey personalities Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan, Ramsey teaches lessons on budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.

“FPU will not only transform the way you handle money, but also your marriage and other areas of your life,” says Ramsey. “This isn’t a boring financial class. We make learning about money fun and easy to understand so people in every situation can benefit from the information.”

The Elko classes will be held at 6 p.m. Go to for more information or to register.

Heart and Shield: Family violence prevention

ELKO -- The Heart and Shield program provides parents and children with resources and skills to strengthen family relationships and build resilience. Parent survivors of former domestic violence and their children ages birth -18 may be eligible to participate.

This nine-week education program includes a light meal, separate skill building activities for adults and children, and family activities to practice skills together. Program topics include communication, emotions, problem-solving, healthy relationships, stress management and more.

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This free program begins in February. A program demonstration for interested families will be held on Jan. 23 from 5:30-6:30 the Elko County Cooperative Extension office, 701 Walnut St.

To RSVP call 340-8360 or email

SBA state director coming to Elko

ELKO -- Joe Amato, the new Nevada director for the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be in Elko on Jan. 25 to discuss the state of small business and SBA priorities,

Small businesses, chamber members, the financial community, development authority members, and economic development partners are invited to the session from 10 a.m. to noon at the Elko County Library, 720 Court St.

To RSVP contact Clint Koble at 775-843-4081 or

Faith Lutheran sets annual meeting

ELKO -- The annual meeting of Faith Lutheran Church congregation will be Jan.28 following the 10:30 service.

Agenda items include approval of the annual budget, confirmation of council members, and other items of concern to the congregation.

A potluck dinner will follow the meeting.

Nevada Humanities grant information

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Humanities will hold a series of free informational grant meetings, including one in Elko from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 2 at the Elko County Library.

These meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more about applying for project grant funding from Nevada Humanities. Nevada Humanities offers grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations and government entities, such as libraries and schools, to fund public and educational programs in the humanities.

Nevada Humanities funds projects that encourage community engagement and conversation. This may take the form of face-to-face dialogue, such as lectures, forums, and round-table discussions, or through programs that stimulate thought and reflection, such as media productions, film screenings, exhibitions, local history projects, and projects that explore local culture and Nevada’s diverse heritage and unique places.

The Nevada Humanities grant application deadline is March 10, 2018, for projects taking place beginning July 1, 2018, and running through June 30, 2019. Applications requesting $1,000 or less may be submitted at any time, at least eight weeks prior to the proposed project date. Grant guidelines are available on the Nevada Humanities website at


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