125 YEARS AGO
January 25, 1896: Electric lights have been put in Reinhart’s store. Electric light poles are being put up near the Episcopal church.
If care is not taken of the shed-full of lime on the high school site, there will be a raging volcano one of these days. If the water gets in, away goes Mr. Lime. The sides of the shed are getting fat already and have to be supported.
100 YEARS AGOJanuary 25, 1921: The employees of the Elko-Lamoille Power Company at the power plant at the mouth of the Lamoille canyon at the foot of the Ruby mountains, have for years kept an accurate record of the snowfall, and their report just sent in contains the information that since the beginning of winter nine and one-half feet of snow has fallen at the mouth of the canyon. Up the canyon a few miles, at their upper dam, the snow is so deep that the trees and rocks are all covered and the floor of the canyon presents an absolutely smooth surface from one side to the other. How deep the snow is no one knows, as the winds have drifted it off the hills into the canyon.
January 26, 1921: Saturday morning was the entire basketball squad of Elko high (boys and girls) lined up at the station for the first trips this season, the boys going to Starr to play the Starr Valley team, and the girls going to Winnemucca to play the Winnemucca team, a team that has not been defeated in the past three years, the girls leaving on No. 5, westbound; the boys, on 22, eastbound. The boys arrived in Deeth and left for Starr in several cars and bobsleds. Arrangements were made for the Elko visitors to stay at the homes of the different members of the Starr Valley team. The game was called at 8:30 p.m. The lineup of Elko fellows was Goodale and McKee, forwards, Hunter, center and Groebli and Higginbotham guards. Bob McKee, while making a quick turn and being unused to the rough floor, sprained his ankle. Butler finished the game as forward after McKee was out. The Starr lineup was: Scott and Jim Murphy, forwards, Eastwood, center, and Hylton and Morley Murphy, guards, while Griswold was substitute forward. The Elko high was outweighed but not out played. Although they were defeated by one point they held their opponents down to two field baskets during the entire game. The score at the end of the game stood: Starr 15, Elko 14.
75 YEARS AGOJanuary 28, 1946: Fernando Goicoechea was injured yesterday while at his ranch at North Fork when he fell from a sleigh when the horses pulling it started forward suddenly, throwing him from the sleigh. The runners passed over his head and he suffered severed scalp lacerations, other minor bruises and lacerations of the face. However, his condition is reported to be good this afternoon.
January 29, 1946: Mrs. And Mrs. Ralph Smith of Ruby Valley have sold their ranch in that valley to Curtis Jones of Oklahoma City, according to an announcement made today. The ranch contains about 2,400 acres and 500 head of cattle were included in the sale. Mr. and Mrs. Smith said today that their plans are indefinite at the present time, but that they intend to stay in Elko county.
January 31, 1946: Lack of major improvements to Elko’s airport for the duration of the war up to the recent time came before the chamber of commerce again today, with members favoring the ending of a delegation to Washington to “see if anything can be done.” Action stemmed from a report made by Newton Crumley, Jr., chairman of the airport committee. He stated that he felt the only way action can be secured is to take the matter to “those in charge” in Washington D.C.
50 YEARS AGOJanuary 27, 1971: Elko’s official census count as of April 1, 1970, was announced today as 7,621, representing an increase since 1960 of 21 percent. Final figures for Nevada with Elko County at 13,958 had been announced earlier by the commerce department. The state’s population was up 71 percent during the decade since the last census.
January 29, 1971: Two students from this area have been honored for outstanding achievement at a special awards assembly at Steven Henager College, Salt Lake City. The students are: Gail Ann Glazier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Glazier, Elko, who was honored for superior typing ability; and Debra Lynn Bernadot, daughter of Leora Bernadot, Elko, who was honored for transcription competence an who received a certificate of achievement on the calculator machine. Debra and Gail Ann are enrolled in an Executive Secretarial course at Steven Henager College.
25 YEARS AGOJanuary 25, 1996: Elko Snobowl is now open Saturdays and Sundays for skiing and other winter recreation, Gary D’Orazio, a committee member, announced. Two rope tows are now in operation. Committee member Dale Coleman said night skiing is planned for Feb. 4, weather permitting during the full moon. The Snobowl committee continues to collect money for its chairlift, which will be erected as soon as the $150,000 needed for engineering and installation is collected. The Snobowl committee already has paid for the lift, which is in storage.
January 27, 1996: Five students recently received their bachelor of science degrees in business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno through a four year program at Great Basin College. The graduates are Jean Sloan, Jackie Buzan, Kathleen Avery, Terry Shelton and Cynthia Albert.