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Nevada Northern Railway
696 Aultman Street
Ely, NV 89301775-289-4929
Upcoming Events for Ely Nevada
Lions Club Punkin' Chunkin'
Sat, October 19, 10am – 5pm
Vetrans Park (County Park) (map)
Contests, food vendors, pumpkin drops, paintin' the pumpkin, Live DJ music.
Friday, October 25
Trick or Treat the Streets
County Library Halloween Party
Sunday, December 1 - 5
Festival of Trees
Friday, December 6
Festival of Trees Auction
Saturday, December 7
10:00am Crafters Christmas Bazaar
4:30pm "Old Fashion Christmas Parade"
5:00pm Community Christmas Tree Lighting
Wednesday, December 25
Ministerial Society Christmas Dinner
BLM TO OFFER CACTUS AND YUCCA FOR SALE ON OCTOBER 26-28
LAS VEGAS – On October 26-28, BLM will sell cactus and yucca salvaged from public land where a solar energy development is planned. The plant sale will take place north of the Apex Industrial Area, along Interstate 15,about 10 miles northeast of the Las Vegas Valley.
Plants will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to individuals on October 26 and 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Any plants not sold during that time will be available for purchase by commercial landscapers on October 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“We are pleased to offer this opportunity for individuals to spruce up their landscaping with native cactus and yucca at a very reasonable price,” said Shonna Dooman, Las Vegas Field Office Manager. “This plant sale represents the best of both worlds. Responsible placement of renewable energy projects on public lands and the chance for the public to obtain cactus and yucca at discounted prices.”
Harvesting cacti and yucca (including Joshua trees) from public lands is illegal unless BLM holds a sale because the plants would otherwise be destroyed.
Purchases must be made by cash or check and only people with a valid Nevada ID are eligible. Prices vary from $3.60 for a small cactus to $14.40 for yucca. Plants are not for resale. There is a limit of 15 total cacti and yucca and 15 total other plants per household for this sale.
Those interested in purchasing plants must bring their own materials to pick-up and move the plants. Large plants will require two to three people to successfully move. No driving is allowed on the site; participants will need to transport plants to their vehicle (wheelbarrows and carts are allowed.)