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Pygmy rabbit topic of Audubon meeting

ELKO — Miranda Crowell, a doctoral student at the University of Nevada, Reno, will discuss her research on the pygmy rabbit at the July 13 meeting of Bristlecone Audubon.

Field surveys are being conducted to determine the abundance and distribution of pygmy rabbits in northern and central Nevada by Crowell and partners Nevada Department of Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, the Great Basin LCC and the Greater Hart-Sheldon Conservation Fund.

This project encompasses many aspects of pygmy rabbit ecology, such as genetic and habitat connectivity.

Crowell’s presentation begins at 7 p.m. July 13 in room 208 of the DCIT Building at Great Basin College (1050 Chilton Circle). Everyone is invited to attend.

Elko’s Art in the Park this weekend

ELKO — Summer is time for the arts and crafts event Art in the Park. This free event is July 14-15, in Elko’s shady Main Park. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5: p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

More than 60 artists, crafters, sculptors, painters and other vendors will be on hand, along with seven food vendors. Activities for kids, educational booths and live entertainment will also be available.

For over 30 years, Art in the Park has been presented by the Elko County Art Club. For more information, call 753-8170.

Flea Market at Spring Creek church

SPRING CREEK — Christ Community Church presents the “Go Love” Vendor & Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14 at 322 Fairgrove Drive in Spring Creek.

All proceeds will benefit Fountain of Youth Outdoors, a foundation organized to provide outdoor activities for the youth of Spring Creek; and “Go Love” community projects for building a strong community by helping each other.

Reserve a spot for $25. Contact Margaret Turner at 775-753-6991 or Ashley Bradley at 208-484-4579.

Call to artists for Mayor’s Arts Awards

ELKO — The Elko Arts and Culture Advisory Board is looking for an artist to create the 2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards.

The winning artist will create five, mostly identical pieces of new, professional artwork to be awarded to winners of the Elko Mayor’s Arts Awards. The chosen artist will contract with the City of Elko.

Deadline for submission is 3 p.m. July 13.

To be considered, submit no more than seven 8.5x11 pages either digitally to or hard copies to Jeremy Draper at City Hall. Please include artist bio or resume, photos of your work, and ideas and/or sketches of your vision of the awards.

For more information call Draper at 777-7217.

Lego Mania returns to library

ELKO — Lego Mania is back at the Elko County Library during our Summer Reading Program. From 2-4 p.m. July 14 the Library will host a Lego Libraries ROCK! Family Fun Day. Bring your family and imaginations to design an amazing creation. The Library will provide the Legos and other building materials for everyone to build with.

This is a free event designed for all ages. No registration is necessary.

While creating a Lego invention make sure to report on your reading for a prize. Contact the Library at 738-3066 or visit

Garden tour slated in Spring Creek

ELKO — The Elko Garden tour is July 14 in Spring Creek.

The gardens will be open from 8 a.m. to noon. An information sheet maybe picked up at the parking lot across from the fire station on Licht Parkway from 7:45-9 a.m.

Call 775-385-8049 for more information.

‘Maker Monday’ at the library

ELKO — Elko County Library invites youth, ages 10 to 18, to explore, discover, create and invent “things” at the library. Bring your imagination and join us July 16 at 4:30-6 p.m. for Maker Monday (third Monday of each month).

Children will be working with a meteorologist and doing a variety of activities. Are you up to the challenge? The Library will provide all of the materials.

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

Elko High planning ’70s class reunion

ELKO — Elko High School’s 1970-1979 Class Reunion is scheduled for Sept. 1-2.

Activities will include a get reacquainted gathering, tailgate party at Elko County Fairgrounds, entrance to the horse races, and a dinner and dance at the Elko Convention Center.

For package price (due Aug. 1) and more information email: and/or see Facebook: Elko High School Class of 1970’s.

Please pass on information to family and friends that were in the EHS classes of the 1970s.

AARP offers driver safety class

CARLIN — AARP is offering a driver safety class from 1-5 p.m. July 18 at the Carlin Senior Center, 320 Chestnut St.

Call 754-6465 to sign up.

Book Club to discuss Asimov novel

ELKO — The Elko County Library Book Club will discuss the science-fiction novel “The Caves of Steel” by Isaac Asimov on July 16. The book is part of the author’s “Robot” series.

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.

Library hosts Holocaust Book Club

ELKO — As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, the Elko County Library will offer a Holocaust Book Club. The second book club meeting will be July 20 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Bruce Memorial Meeting Room.

The book that will be discussed is “Jackdaws” by Ken Follett. The library has a limited supply of books available for check out. Participants can stop by the front desk and check out a book.

For additional information, call 738-3066.

SNO Bingo Night to support nursing students

ELKO — The Great Basin College Student Nurses Organization is hosting its annual fundraiser event, SNO Bingo Night, at 5 p.m. July 21 in the GBC Fitness Center located on the GBC Elko campus.

Participants will have the opportunity to win numerous prizes donated by local businesses and organizations. This event is open to the public and all ages.

Cost is $5 for admissions and $2 per bingo playing card or $20 for entire night of cards.

The Student Nurses Organization (SNO) is an organization open to any nursing or pre-nursing student. The mission of SNO is to contribute to the nursing student’s education, help develop leadership skills, promote the responsibilities of health care professionals, and educate the community about health care issues.

Agape Freedom Fighters talk July 20-21

ELKO – Elko Aglow Lighthouse introduces Joanne Moody of Agape Freedom Fighters on July 20-21 at 322 Fairgrove Drive in Spring Creek.

“Joy As a Weapon” will be presented July 20 at 6:30 p.m. “Equipping the Saints” begins at 9 .m. July 21, and a healing service will begin at 6 p.m. on the same day.

The group is a branch of and can be found on Facebook, or see Joanne Moody’s healing video on YouTube.

Advanced wood burning workshop

ELKO — As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, the Elko County Library will offer an adult workshop for Advanced Wood Burning at 5:30 p.m. July 24 in the Bruce Memorial meeting room.

This adult program is designed to teach the advanced techniques of wood burning. Some experience is required for attendance. Materials and equipment will be provided. The group will be working on a project to learn advanced techniques in shading and working with different word burning nibs.

The workshop should last approximately two hours. It is free to the public, but registration is requested as there are only seven spots available.

The theme for the summer reading program is “Libraries Rock.”

For additional information, call 738-3066.

Picnic in park for Youth Summer Reading Program

ELKO — Elko County Library is ending its Toddler/Youth/Teen Summer Reading Program with a Picnic in the Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 in the City Park, Area 2 (behind Museum). Hotdogs and chips are provided by Walmart. Drinks, games, prizes, music by Stonerock Sound and lots of fun will also be part of the picnic.

Everyone who participated in Elko County Library’s Children Summer Reading Programs is invited to attend this free event. Any questions please call the Library (738-3066) or check the Library’s website.

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Scholarship helps make pilot’s license affordable

ELKO – PACE Coalition is accepting applications for the 2018 Sauveur and Julie Elizagoyen Memorial Aviation Scholarship. The scholarship, which pays 75 percent of the cost (up to $7,500) of obtaining a private pilot’s license, is open to U.S. citizens aged 16 or older who are residents of Elko County. The student pilot’s medical exam is not covered by the scholarship.

Qualified residents interested in earning a private pilot’s license are encouraged to apply. No prior flight experience or training is necessary. Applications must be received by PACE Coalition before 3 p.m. Aug. 10.

Applications are available at or may be picked up at the PACE Coalition office, 1645 Sewell Drive, Suite 41. Previous applicants who were not selected are welcome to re-apply by submitting new applications.

Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian

ELKO — First Presbyterian Church of Elko invites children in third through sixth grade to Shipwrecked VBS — Rescued by Jesus. The event will run August 6-10, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at 1559 Sewell Drive.

Kids will participate in Bible-learning activities, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy snacks, and join a mission effort to provide seeds for families in Haiti to grow food.

Call 738-3430 for more information.

Nite at the Races fundraiser returns

ELKO – Communities In Schools of Northeastern Nevada will once again host A Nite at the Races at the Elko Convention Center on Aug. 17. The sixth annual fundraiser will transform the Elko Convention Center into the ultimate horse racing watch party and dinner.

Guests will feel like they’re at the track as they watch the races, vote for their favorite horse, and enjoy a fun night out. A hosted cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and post time at 7 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed attendees in derby attire.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $40 per person or $60 per couple by calling 753-9183. Tickets purchased at the door are $40 per person.

All of the evening’s proceeds will benefit CIS of Northeastern Nevada, the Elko affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization. CIS of Nevada uses an evidence-based model, implemented by trained site coordinators, to connect students and their families to critical educational and community-based resources. CIS of Northeastern Nevada currently serves over 5,000 students K-12 in seven schools throughout Elko County.

For more information on CIS of Nevada and its mission, visit

Educators do yoga free

ELKO — Wild Iris Yoga and Wellness is offering free yoga to any and all teachers, support educators and school staff of Elko County, from pre-school through college, for the week of August 20-25.

Wild Iris hopes to let our education community know how much they are appreciated and also help them to start the new school year with a mindful, calm and relaxed approach.

For class dates and times visit, call 208-308-7802, or follow Wild Iris on Facebook.

Wild Iris is a nonprofit health and wellness organization located at 455 Railroad St.

Democrats meet on third Tuesdays

ELKO — Elko County Democratic Central Committee hosts regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital classroom off the cafeteria at 6 p.m.

Upcoming topics will be immigration, public lands issues and Question 3 explanations.

Also, an upcoming picnic for Democratic candidates will be in mid-September. The party welcomes new membership and all opinions are welcome.

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.

Church hosts free pancake breakfast

ELKO – Elko United Methodist Fellowship hosts a free pancake breakfast every third Saturday of the month from 8:30-11 a.m. at 777 Sage St.

All are welcome and everyone is invited.

For more information see the church’s Facebook page at ElkoUMF.

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