It's that Time of Year: White Pine Horse Races and White Pine County Fair
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Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative Round 11 Proposal Period Open
ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management will accept proposals for Round 11 of the Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative (LCAI) from Monday, July 16 through Thursday, August 30, 2018.
Proposals under the initiative focus on the inventory, evaluation, protection and management of unique archaeological resources in Lincoln County, Nev. Projects must be on public land within Lincoln County and address the priorities outlined in the solicitation.
The BLM is soliciting proposals through grants.gov, solicitation # L18AS00063, or through fedconnect.net solicitation #140L3918R0007.
Funding for LCAI comes from revenues generated through the sale of public lands identified for disposal in the Lincoln County Lands Act and existing land-use plans. The Act created a special account in which 85-percent of the revenues from land sales are deposited. Funds in the special account may be used for a number of activities, including the study of archaeological resources in Lincoln County. The remaining funds are distributed to the State of Nevada (5-percent) and Lincoln County (10-percent).
To date, the BLM has approved $10,130,550 for archaeological projects in Lincoln County. Expenditures approved include documenting Paiute and Shoshone rock art sites, and oral histories and practices; archaeological site inventories; obsidian toolstone research; settlement pattern studies; educational brochures and websites; archaeological educational curriculum and upgrade of archaeological collections by inventorying, re-marking and repackaging of artifacts collected from public lands in Lincoln County.
For more information, contact Program Manager Carol Bass at (775) 289-1803 or email@example.com.
Ely’s Renaissance Village Adds Irish House
The Renaissance Village of Ely, Nevada has a new house devoted to the Irish heritage of Ely and White Pine County.
The ethnic village showcases 9 houses all built in the early 1900’s in this eastern Nevada mining camp. The property was purchased from the original family owners in 2004 and restored to show the architecture of the early 1900’s. The houses all have original wood stoves and ice boxes, flooring, and other furnishings of the period. Each house is dedicated to a particular ethnic group of people who settled in the area, including French Basque, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Asian, English, Slovic, and now Irish. A miners cabin and the general store complete the Village.
The Village is open mid May through mid September on Friday and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Village is located at 400 Ely Street in downtown Ely. Volunteers are on site to give tours of the houses and explain the history of the area. For more information, check elynvarts.com.
The Ely Renaissance Village is open during the summer for your enjoyment. Visit this little village and learn the history of the many different ethnic groups who came to White Pine County to work on the train, in the mine and in our community. No entry fee, donations are welcomed.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, August 17th
9:00am-1:00pm 4-H / FFA Exhibit Entries & Interview Judging - Blue Building
9:00am-3:00pm 4-H / FFA Livestock Entries - Livestock Scales Area
2:00pm Showmanship Clinic - Livestock Arena
3:00pm WPJLS Ultrasound - Livestock Area
5:00pm Ely Volunteer Fire Department BBQ
Saturday, August 18th
8:00am Livestock Judging - Market and Open Class
9:00-5:00pm Blue Building Exhibits
10:30-11:30am Cheet Grass Brass Band
11:30-12:30pm Pie Eating Contest
12:30-1:30pm Plowed Under Band
1:30-2:30pm Kids Games
3:00-5:00pm Plowed Under Band
Sunday, August 19th
9:00am 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale - Livestock Arena
10:00-3:00pm Blue Building Exhibits
10:30-11:30am Cheet Grass Brass Band
11:00-11:45am Pie Baking Contest Entries, Judging at Noon
11:30am-12:00pm Kids Games
12:00pm-2:00pm Plowed Under Band
2:30pm-3:30pm Mrs. Viv's Dance Class
Bounce Houses - all day Saturday and Sunday
In the old JC Penney Store on Aultman Street in Ely. Next to the Ely Art Bank!
...celebrating where the world met and became one...
By Lorraine Clark
It’s 5:30 am on a Sunday morning. I have the window open to let in the cool, fresh air before closing up the house for the day. Temperatures have been over 100 degrees the past few days with overnight lows in the mid-60s. Opening the house in the morning lets in cool air before the air conditioners takes over for the day.
The sun will be up shortly. The past few days the sun has been a huge, bright red-orange ball as it tops the horizon. The haze filters the sunlight and tints the valley with a rosy glow.
The air is hazy from the smoke from all the fires in California and the surrounding area. Yesterday, it was difficult to see across the valley and the mountains were hidden behind a haze of smoke. An afternoon thunder storm blew in and the wind moved most of the smoke and haze out. We only got a few drops of rain, but it helped to cool things off.
I can hear the chickens across the road crowing; there are coyotes howling across the valley; and birds are chirping. Off in the distance is traffic noise from the highway.
I plan to work in the yard for an hour or two this morning before it gets too hot. I am pulling tumbleweeds and cheat grass from around the iris beds I planted last fall. Most of the iris I moved from my yard at the other house and I was pleased to see some of them bloom this spring. But all of the plants are doing well. I need to keep the weeds from taking over.
I like working out in the yard where I can enjoy the quiet. There are flocks of quail that live in the sage brush around the house and they are fun to watch as they scurry from bush to bush. I like the little curly top notch feathers on their heads that look like little crowns.
Long eared jack rabbits and little cotton tail bunnies often run through the yard. They are interesting to watch but they have eaten many of the flowers and vegetables I planted. I am leaning which ones they like and which ones not to plant. The rabbits have chewed through the plastic drip lines we put in for the trees we have planted. Now we have buried most of the lines and will put some repellent around the water spigot’s. I know the rabbits are just looking for water. We plan to put in some water troughs for them so the trees will have a chance to grow.
Daylight is here and it’s time to get to work before the sun makes it too hot to be outside. This is my favorite time of day and I plan to enjoy it.
For More Information: www.elynevada.net
Sagebrush Quilters Quilt Show
FRI, AUG 3, 9am to 6pm
SUN, AUG 5, 9am to 6pm
MIDDLE SCHOOL GYMNASIUM
Society of Mining Engineers Golf Tournament
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018
1:00 AM 2:00 AM
Bristlecone Arts in the Park Festival
SAT, AUG 4, 2018 10:00 AM SUN, AUG 5, 2018 10:00 AM
Steptoe Valley Flyer Train
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018
4:30 PM 7:30 PM
24th Annual White Pine Rodders' Car Show
FRI, AUG 10, 2018 1:00 PM SAT, AUG 11, 2018 9 AM
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018
7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Two Women Team Golf Tournament
SAT, AUG 11, 2018 1:00 AM SUN, AUG 12, 2018 2:00 AM
WHITE PINE GOLF COURSE
Pony Express Limited
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018
4:30 PM 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018
9:30 AM 12:30 PM
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018
1:00 PM 2:00 PM
White Pine County Fair - Entertainment
White Pine County Fair - Exhibits
FRI, AUG 17, 2018 5:00 PM SUN, AUG 19, 2018 3:00 PM
WHITE PINE COUNTY
Ely Volunteer Fire Department Businessmen's and Rancher's BBQ
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018
5:00 PM 7:30 PM
WHITE PINE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
CAMPING HUNTING FISHING
1500 Aultman St.
Ely, Nevada 89301
Above: Great Basin National Park
696 Aultman Street
Ely, NV 89301775-289-4929