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Nevada Northern Railway Membership
The Nevada Northern Railway is a non-profit 501c3 historical foundation, made possible only with the support of members like you.
WHY: The railway simply would not exist without its loyal members. In addition, members are entitled to some great benefits.
WHEN: Join anytime during the year. Your membership is good for the next 12 months.
HOW: The easiest way to become a member, renew your membership, or give a gift membership is to use the on-line membership process.
Nevada Northern Railway East Ely Yard, painting by April Raber
The Prometheus Story...
from the Great Basin National Park Website
Bristlecone pines are said to be the oldest known living trees. They have many tricks that help them survive, like growing in twisted shapes at high altitude, and an adaptation called "sectored architecture". Sectored architecture means that the tree has roots that feed only the part of the tree directly above them. If one root dies, only the section of the tree above it dies, and the rest of the tree keeps living. You will often see bristlecone pines at high elevations with only one or two living sections, stripes of bark growing on an otherwise skeletal tree. Bristlecone pines can endure a lot ( finish the story here... https://www.nps.gov/grba/learn/historyculture/the-prometheus-story.htm )
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...celebrating where the world met and became one...
CAMPING HUNTING FISHING
1500 Aultman St.
Ely, Nevada 89301
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BLM Now Accepting Applications for Commercial Activities at Burning Man
The Bureau of Land Management, Black Rock Field Office, is requesting all new persons or businesses wishing to conduct commercial activities at the 2019 Burning Man Event, submit their application by the close of business (4:30 PM PST) on March 28, 2019.
Returning persons or businesses that held a permit at the 2018 Burning Man Event may apply by April 26, 2019. Returning applicants must be in good standing with the Bureau of Land Management to be considered for the 2019 renewal process.
Persons or businesses that wish to provide commercial aviation services to the event must apply with Dusty Charters Inc. You may apply at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New or returning applicants may apply by filling out and returning a 2930-1 Form (Special Recreation Permit Application) to Chelsea McKinney, Outdoor Recreation Planner for the Black Rock Field Office.
A commercial use is defined as, “recreation use of the public lands and related waters for business or financial gain.” The activity, services, or use is commercial if – “(i) Any person, group, or organization makes or attempts to make a profit, receive money, amortize equipment, or obtain goods or services, as compensation from participants in recreational activities occurring on public lands led, sponsored, or organized by that person, group or organization; (ii) Anyone collects a fee or receives other compensation that is not strictly a sharing or actual expenses, or exceeds actual expenses, incurred for the purposes of the activity, service or use. (iii) There is paid public advertising to seek participants; or (iv) Participants pay for a duty of care or an expectation of safety.”
Applications submitted after their due date will be denied. The BLM recommends that applicants sending physical applications do so with certified mail to insure the application is received by the due date. Dates for submitting applications are:
New Applicants: March 28, 2019
Returning Applicants: April 26, 2019
BORED WITH 'VEGAS?
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR ENVIRONMENT COMPLIANCE DOCUMENTS FOR 49 PARCELS FOR THE JUNE OIL AND GAS LEASE SALE LOCATED IN THE ELKO DISTRICTELKO, Nev. -- In keeping with the Administration’s goal of promoting American energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering offering up to 49 parcels, comprising about 75,005.71 acres of land in northeastern Nevada within the Elko District, at its June 2019 quarterly oil and gas online lease sale at www.energynet.com. This notice initiates a public comment period on associated environmental documents that ends on March 23, 2019.
Railroad Valley, Nevada
BLM TO CONDUCT OPEN HOUSE DISCUSSION OF THE CHARLESTON TRAVEL MANAGEMENT AREAElko, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Elko District Office will be conducting an open house to discuss Route Evaluations for the Charleston Travel Management Area (CTMA). Members of the public are invited to attend this event and offer comments on the plan.
The open house will be held on March 14, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. PST at the Elko District Office, 3900 E Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801.
During this meeting, maps of the routes inventoried will be available for review. The public is encouraged to review these routes and make comments. BLM representatives will be available to answer any questions.
KEEP UP WITH THE BLM!
363 E Aultman St,
Ely, NV 89301
696 Aultman Street
Ely, NV 89301775-289-4929
BLM photo. Emigrant Trail Battle Mountain
PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED: ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AVAILABLE FOR JUNE OIL AND GAS LEASE SALE LOCATED IN THE BATTLE MOUNTAIN DISTRICT
TONOPAH, Nev. – In keeping with the Administration’s goal of promoting American energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management propose to offer 123 parcels, totaling approximately 264,076 acres located in the Battle Mountain District, at its June 2019 quarterly oil and gas lease sale. This notice initiates a public comment period on associated environmental documents that ends on March 20, 2019. The BLM will hold the lease sale online at www.energynet.com.
This comment period complies with the terms of a Preliminary Injunction issued by the U.S. District Court of Idaho in W. Watersheds Project v. BLM (No. 1:18-cv-00187-REB), which required lengthier comment periods on environmental compliance documents associated with parcels that intersect Priority or General Habitat Management Areas for Greater Sage-Grouse.
Responsible energy development includes consideration of parcels nominated for leasing as well as potential resource impacts for each parcel. Additional environmental review will take place during processing of an Application for Permit to Drill, when site-specific Conditions of Approval will be placed on the permit in addition to the stipulations already attached to the lease at the time of sale.
The EA can be viewed on the BLM NEPA Register website at https://go.usa.gov/xEQAN.
Horse Races Today
by Jack Smith
This is a story written by Jack Smith about the horse races. In celebration of their continuance we wanted to run this story in memory of Jack Smith and his hard work over the years in all events in White Pine County. Rest in Peace Jack!
The early races were administered by a county appointed Fair Board and continued this way until 1950 when thunderstorms wiped out one weekend of races and they could not pay all of their expenses. Thus it was decided to discontinue the races. This created a voluntary group to continue with the various groups taking over individual tasks. The Rotary club handled the finances and twenty to thirty concession booths, the Lions club took care of admission and programs, and the Elks handled the pari-mutuels. The name of the event was changed to the Pony Express Days.
This lasted through 1953 and it fell apart because of the lack of interest in some of the groups. The Elks Club was asked to take over the entire program. For the 40 years, until 1993 when finances ran out, the Elks Club was in charge of the horse races. From 1994 until 2000, the Ag District and the Fair Board took over until finances forced them to drop out also.
The state legislature passes a tax on casinos to subsidize live horse racing in the state. Elko benefited greatly from this, as they were the only ones with live horse racing in the state. Because of this tax, the Ely Elks Lodge decided to give horse racing another try. With the great support from the community, business support, tourism board, and many individuals, our two days of racing in August of 2006 was a great success.
Now qualifying for the state subsidy, Ely once again continues the tradition of horse racing here is White Pine County.