Virginia City Nevada
Sagebrush Quilt Guild
Prepare to be surprised and delighted!
The Sagebrush Quilt Guild and the White Pine County School District are getting ready for their annual quilt show. It is happening on August 3rd through the 5th at the White Pine Middle School Gymnasium on the same weekend as Arts in the Park. This year’s show is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Paula Nicholes. She was a founding member of the Sagebrush Quilt Guild which was started in 1988. Our mentor and friend, Mrs. Nicholes, passed away March 20th. She was taken too soon and is sorely missed.
There are three different challenges this year. One consists of quilts made with a new tool called the Basic X ruler. Each of us chose a pattern using this new technique. The colors had to be chosen from those whose name begins with the first letter of the quilter’s names. For instance, Barbara Lynn Smythe would choose colors that began with B, L, and S. It was quite a task to find color names that fit.
The second display will contain the quilts that were made during our last class. The final challenge is a surprise. Please come and check out this fun-loving project. The doors open each day at 9:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. On Sunday, the show will close at 4:00 p.m. Also on display will be quilts made throughout the year for the Little People’s Head Start 0 to 3 year old classes. Each little person will receive a handmade quilt to take home and love.
Sagebrush Quilters is a group of people who get together to make handmade quilts for themselves and others. The mission of the crowd of hard-working folks is to promote the art of quilting to the people of White Pine County. They meet each Thursday at the undercroft of the Episcopal Church at 4:00 p.m. They also meet on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to about 3:00 p.m. They love to meet, teach, share, and laugh. They welcome everyone from beginners to professionals. For further information, call Margaret at 775-293-2284.
BLM Accepting Bids for Commercial Pine Nut Harvest
ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management is accepting sealed, written bids for the commercial harvesting of pine nut units in the BLM Battle Mountain, Elko and Ely districts. The deadline to submit a bid is 9:30 a.m. PDT, Tuesday, Aug. 14.
Bids should be mailed to the BLM Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301 Attn: Katie Walsh. A separate certified check, bank draft, cashier’s check or money order in the amount of $300 payable to the Bureau of Land Management, USDI, must accompany the bid for each sale area. The $300 bid deposit will be applied toward the purchase price, refunded or retained for application toward payment of damages.
An oral auction is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. PT, Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the BLM Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial Way, in Ely. A written bid and security deposit are required to participate in the oral auction.
The prospectus, advertisement, bid forms, maps and sample contract are available at the BLM Ely District Office. For more information, contact Katie Walsh, BLM Ely District, at (775) 289-1800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above photo by Sandy Powell
"As they're futzing around with their gear, I said "hold it right there... I see a cool pose!". I call this one the Ghost Riders Album Cover Shot." Sandy Powell
The Ghost Riders
The Ghost Riders are a group of community volunteers who love horses, the old west, and well, let's face it; robbin' the rich and givin' to the poor!
Known around these parts (Rural Nevada) as a group of wild ones, the Ghost Riders can be found watching the train depot and making up their minds if it is a good day to rob the train. The booty from those endeavors supports local groups such as the Northern Nevada Railway. For a better look at them ride the Wild West Limited Train at the Nevada Northern Railway.
Visit Nevada State Parks!
Above: The Charcoal Ovens for more information on Nevada Parks visit their web page:
Perched in the Egan Mountain Range in eastern Nevada, Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park is a scenic, forested retreat.
The park features six beehive shaped charcoal ovens that were used from 1876 through 1879 to help process rich silver ore that was discovered in the area. Once mining ended, the ovens were used to shelter travelers and even had a reputation as a hideout for stagecoach bandits. The ovens remain today and are open for touring.
Visitors can also enjoy camping, picnicking, hiking and fishing while surrounded by a diversity of wildlife within the park, including mule deer, grouse and elk.
Park DetailHoursAlways Open
Entrance Fees (see all park fees)$5.00
P.O. Box 151761
Ely, NV 89315
In the old JC Penney Store on Aultman Street in Ely. Next to the Ely Art Bank!
For More Information: www.elynevada.net
FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018
7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Railroad Safety Training
SAT, JUL 14, 2018 1:00 PM
SUN, JUL 15, 2018 2:00 PM
Pony Express Limited
Pony Express Limited
SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018
4:30 PM 7:30 PM
Ely Neon Lights 5K
SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018
9:00 PM 10:30 PM
Bristlecone Bowmen Golf Tournament
SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2018
9:00 AM 12:00 PM
WHITE PINE GOLF COURSE (MAP)
Lund Pioneer Days
THU, JUL 19, 2018 10:00 AM SAT, JUL 21, 2018 11:00 PM
LUND, NEVADA (MAP)
CAMPING HUNTING FISHING
1500 Aultman St.
Ely, Nevada 89301
Above: Great Basin National Park
Road Dogs Reporting In
Truman and Barkley were spending the day outside while their people worked on the yard. This little lizard appeared on the rock beside the lilac bush that was recently planted. With the rocks piled up, the shade from the lilac bush, and fresh water, the lizard has a great place to enjy the sun. Truman and Barkley love running all over the yard and finding new friends.
photos by Lorraine Clark
New Plants and Trees
Truman and Barkley have been busy enjoying the warm weather and the yard work. Flowers that were planted last fall are beginning to bloom and the trees planted last fall are growing and leafing out. We have put planters on the deck for some bright color. The cats like the deck for enjoying the sun. Truman and Barkley love sleeping on the deck.
This weekend 18 new blue spruce trees were planted across the back of the property that will grow into a wind break. A drip line was run with spigots for each tree dripping to keep the trees watered. This piece of land has not been lived on before or had anything planted on it. It is exciting to be the first to plant on the land. The spruce trees came from the nursery the state of Nevada Division of Forestry maintains. The plants they have are intended for wind breakers and erosion control on acreage outside of city limits.
It will be nice to have flowers and bushes from our last home growing here.
We are all working hard to make the new place a home we can all enjoy for years.
696 Aultman Street
Ely, NV 89301775-289-4929