Updated 12/23/2014

Elko County Library 

Food for Fines 11/1/14 to 12/31/14

Bring in non-perishable food items to the library from 11/1 through 12/31 to pay for your overdue fines (up to $10.00).  Food items past their "best if used by" date will not be accepted.  The Elko County Library will be partnered with FISH.  All food items will be distributed to those in need for the holidays.  Help members of your community have a good holiday season and take care of your overdue fines all at the same time!

Holiday Hours

December 24th - Close at 1:00 pm
December 25th - CLOSED
December 26th - Open at 9:00 am
December 31st - Close at 5:00 pm
January 1st - CLOSED
January 2nd - Open at 9:00 am

For more information, contact the Library at 738-3066

Forest Service

Tree Permits 11/17/2014 to 12/24/2014

Christmas is fast approaching and tree cutting permits will be available, at your local Forest Service offices beginning Monday, Nov. 17.  Permits are $5 per tree, with a limit of 5 trees per family.  Permits willbe available for sale until Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014.

Permits for cutting trees on the Mountain City, Jarbidge, and Ruby Mountains Ranger Districts, can be purchased at the Elko Forest Service Office at 2035 Last Chance Road in Elko or at the Wells Forest Service Office located at 140 Pacific Avenue in Wells.

For more information, contact Tracie Winfrey at 775-778-6134.

City of Elko Parks and Recreation

Elko County Art Club Gallery:  Saturday, January 10th from 6-8pm.  

The City of Elko Recreation Department in partnership with the Elko County Art Club would like to present A Toast to Art. Drink creatively while you combine cocktails with a slight artistic flair. Toast to Art allows experienced and amateur painters to embrace their creative side during a two hour session of step-by step painting with a local artist. Beverages of Beer and Wine will be available for purchase. Appetizers will be served. Space is limited to 24 participants! A Toast to Art will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Elko County Art Club Gallery Located at 407 Railroad St. Preregister online at or visit the recreation office at 723 Railroad St. Cost is $35 Per Person. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.

For more information, please contact the City of Elko Recreation Office at 777-7260

Boys and Girls Club of Elko - Youth Basketball League: DEADLINE: January 7th

Youth will learn basketball skills, team play and have fun in the developmental basketball league.  This league will consist of six scheduled games, basketball camp, and weekly practices.  Youth receive a team t-shit.

Dates: 1/8/15 - 3/7/15
5 yrs. - KDGN (coed)
1st - 2nd grade boys
1st - 2nd grade girls

1st - 2nd grade boys - 1/8/15 at 5pm
1st - 2nd grade girls - 1/8/15 at 6:45pm

Day/Time: Practice - Weekday evenings
Games:     Weekday evenings & Saturdays
Fee:     Member $30, Non-Member $40
Deadline:  Registry deadline is January 7th.  $10 late fee
Packets:    Parent packets will be available at the front desk on 1/15/15 at 6pm.  Packets include schedules, rosters, and league information.

Men's & Women's Adult Basketball Registration: DEADLINE: January 5th

The City of Elko 2015 Men's and Women's Adult Basketball Team Registration is now open. Registration ends January 5, 2015, space is limited. Registration is available at the Recreation Office located at 723 Railroad St. or online at Cost is: Men's $50.00 player's fees, $500.00 sponsor fee; Women's $45.00 player's fees, $350.00 sponsor fees. Play will begin January 20, 2015. For more information, contact the City of Elko Recreation Office at 777-7260 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2015 Men's Basketball Ice Breaker Tournament: DEADLINE: January 6th @ 2:00 pm

The City of Elko and Elko Indian Colony Gym would like to present the 2015 Men's Basketball Ice Breaker Tournament. Tournament play will begin Friday, January 9th and continue through Sunday, January 11, 2015. Games will be played at the Old Gym at Elko high School and Elko Indian Colony Gym. Deadline for team registration is 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 6th. Registration on-line at or in person at 723 Railroad St. Fee is $250 per team, payable before teh first game. There will be a draw on Wednesday, January 7th for team placement. This is a "10" man, double elimination tournament.

Police Athletic League

P.A.L Basketball: January 7th and 8th @ 5:30-7:00

7th and 8th boys and girls basketball sign ups will only be January 7th and 8th, 5:30-7:00 each night. For Elko players sign ups will be at Flag View Intermediate. For Spring Creek players sign ups will be at Sage Elementary. Cost is $30 per player. Questions? Call 934-3031