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Learn how to do CPR

ELKO — February is National Heart Month. Do you know how to care for someone whose heart has stopped?

Come learn how to do CPR and manage the emergency. Great Basin College Nursing and Newmont Mine Rescue will present a free CPR class 9 1 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Dorothy Gallagher Health Sciences building, room 110 on the GBC Elko campus.

To sign up, call Peggy Drussel at 753-2020 or email

February programs at the California Trail Center

ELKO – Visit the California Trail Center during February for a variety of family friendly programs.

The following programs are free and open to everyone:

Feb. 11, 2 p.m.: Junior Ranger Program: Old Fashioned Valentines

Did you know the oldest Valentine discovered dates back to the 1400s? Join Ranger Erika and create hand-made valentines. Make a quilted pioneer themed card, and write a personalized calligraphy note. These cards make wonderful gifts for friends or family.

Feb. 17, 10 a.m.: Virtual Tour of the California Trail

Do you know what it was like to travel 2,000 miles in a covered wagon? Mariett Foster Cummings does, and virtually through her journal entries she will share her experience of traveling the California Trail in 1852. See the sights, hear the sounds, and feel the emotions that a typical emigrant would have felt on the five-month trip. Ranger Greg will be joining Mariett to give some modern context to her experience.

Feb. 18, 2 p.m.: Junior Ranger Program: A High Desert Winter

Traditional Great Basin Native Americans carefully planned and adapted to the harsh climate of the high desert. Join Tim Burns and learn about their winter survival strategies.

Feb. 25, 2 p.m.: Junior Ranger Program: What do Owls Eat?

Unlike humans, owls do not chew their food. Instead, they swallow their food whole. Some owl pellets can have up to six separate animals! Join Ranger Erika to dissect owl pellets, and learn what owls eat. Can you piece together an entire skeleton?

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.

Library offers ‘Blind Date with a Book’

ELKO — The Elko County Library is bringing back Blind Date with a Book for the month of February to celebrate Library Lovers’ Month.

Are you tired of reading the same old authors? Do you have a sense of adventure? Then come to the Elko County Library and check out Blind Date with a Book. This adult program offers all genres. Fiction, nonfiction, western, mystery, science fiction, biographies and romance novels will be available for checkout. The only catch is the books will be wrapped and you won’t know what you have checked out. Take the book home, unwrap it and start reading!

For more information, contact the Elko County Library at 738-3066 or visit at 720 Court St.

February events at the Folklife Center

ELKO — Continuing in the Western Folklife Center Wiegand Gallery, exhibitions of the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering are “The Mountain Picassos: Basque Arborglyphs of the Great Basin”; “Images of Basques and Buckaroos in the Ranching West”; and “Bertolaritza, Basque Improvised Poetry.”

Let’s Dance! will be from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 8 and Feb. 22 at the Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater. Dance lessons in a selected style are at 6 p.m., followed by open social dancing at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. Adults and teens welcome, no partner or experience necessary. For questions/information on lesson specifics, contact

Jam On! is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Western Folklife Center’s Pioneer Saloon. 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.

Southwind will perform at the Pioneer Salooon from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 21. The bar will be open for business and there’s room to dance.

Jam On! and Southwind events are free and funded, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Audubon chapter meets Feb. 9

ELKO – “The Birds of Winter” will be the focus of the Bristlecone Audubon Chapter’s February meeting.

Lois Ports will discuss feeding birds in the winter, the Great Backyard Bird Count and some of our most common feeder birds. She is hoping to get a discussion going about local successes and the downfalls that occur when you feed birds.

There will be a PowerPoint that will address some basic concepts for feeding birds and a photo gallery of the more common birds. She will also show the PowerPoint supplied by the Great Backyard Bird Count and answer questions on how to participate in this Citizen Science Project.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in Room 208 of the DCIT Building at Great Basin College, 1050 Chilton Circle.

For more information contact Lois at

Sweetheart Bingo at Carlin Senior Center

CARLIN – The Carlin Senior Center invites residents to Sweetheart Bingo from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 10.

Free refreshments will be provided.

For more information call the Carlin Senior Center at 754-6465.

Basque Club lunch slated Feb. 11

ELKO — The Elko Basque Club will host a members’ lunch at noon on Feb. 11 at the Elko Basque Clubhouse.

Adult classes at Great Basin College

ELKO — The Adult Learning Center at Great Basin College is offering free classes for English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, and the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship.

The center also offers a class to help adults prepare for the HiSET (high school equivalency test). Morning and evening classes are held Monday-Thursday. Required registration continues through Feb. 15.

The ALC is open 8 a.m. to noon and 6-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and is located at 1020 Elm St. For more information call 753-2230 or 753-2126.

Merit Badge Powwow in Wells

WELLS — The 12th annual Wells Merit Badge Powwow is Feb. 10 and 24.

Youth are able to take classes on subjects ranging from swimming, emergency preparedness, family life, art, chess, citizenship in the Community, and many more.

Search for Wells Merit Badge Powwow or call Olivia Cobian at 775-752-3703.

Group to discuss historical novel

ELKO — The Elko County Library Book Club will discuss the historical novel “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert on Feb. 12.

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.

‘Message of a Mask’ reception Feb. 13

ELKO – A reception for the interactive viewing display “Message of a Mask” is scheduled from 4:30-6 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Great Basin College Library.

The purpose of the display is to honor veterans and to celebrate the connections students from Carlin Combined Schools and Adobe Middle School have made with them.

The reception will include a keynote speaker, refreshments at videos.

The exhibit runs from Jan. 29 through March 2.

‘Ask a Lawyer’ Feb. 13 at the library

ELKO – Nevada Legal Services is sponsoring “Ask a Lawyer” from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Elko County Library.

Attorneys will be present to answer questions and assist with legal paperwork regarding civil legal issues.

Pre-registration is required. Call Amy for an appointment at 753-5880.

Learn the basics of family law

ELKO – Nevada Legal Services will present a free community education clinic on the basics of family law from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Elko County Library.

Pre-registration is required. Call Amy at 753-5880.

Scrapbooking workshop at library

ELKO — The Elko County Library will host a Scrapbooking Workshop at 10 a.m. Feb. 17 in the Bruce Memorial Meeting Room. This will be an all-day event.

This adult program is designed to teach the basic techniques of scrapbooking. All levels of experience are welcome to attend. Supplies and equipment will be provided, just bring your pictures and an album if you have one. If you have any supplies or tools feel free to bring them.

The workshop will end at 4 p.m. It is free to the public and pre-registration is not required.

For additional information, contact Annette Robinson at 738-3066.

Navy Concert Band coming to Elko

WASHINGTON — America’s Navy is coming to Elko, one of 21 cities in 12 states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2018 tour — one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy.

The United States Navy Concert Band performance is scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Elko Convention Center.

The Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for nearly 90 years.

All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public.

Enroll in ‘University of Scouting’

ELKO — If you are interested in youth leadership, University of Scouting is an event you will not want to miss.

Classes range from “Teaching Youth to Lead” to “Dutch Oven Cooking” and “Geocaching.” Dozens of classes will be offered.

Brad Harris, the author of “Trails to Testimony,” will be the keynote speaker and all participants will receive a free copy of this book.

University of Scouting is Feb. 24 at Great Basin College. To sign up go to Nevada

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

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.