Public Service Announcements for the Elko Area: 

Updated 8/21/14

Elko Chamber of Commerce - Shop Local

Help us promote shopping LOCAL this Fall.  Back to School shopping can be done right here in Elko County.  You will find amazing deals, unique items and friendly faces.  Please remember to support your local merchants and say thanks to them for always supporting this community.

For more information please call 775-738-7135

Motorcycle Safety - The Department of Public Safety Nevada Rider Program

The Department of Public Safety Nevada Rider Program Conducts motorcycle classes in Nevada to educate riders.  These classes are for both new and seasoned riders.  Upon passing this class, students are able to receive a motorcycle endorsement (which is required by state law) and learn lifesaving skills as a rider.  In 2012, there were 38 motorcycle motorcycle fatalities in Nevada.  In 2013, this number increased to 58 motorcycle fatalities, which is a 39% increase.  These classes will educate riders on how to manage risks and make good decisions when riding.  The Department of Public Safety would like to help reduce motorcycle fatalities statewide and ensure that riders are legal when riding.  

For more information please call 775-684-7481 or visit


will be held on the following weekend (Fri-Sun) dates:  

Aug 22-24 - Elko DMV

Sept 12-14 - Elko DMV

Oct 3-5 - Winnemucca DMV

Oct 10-12 - Elko DMV


(For experienced riders seeking a motorcycle endorsement) 

June 7 - Elko DMV

June 8 - Elko DMV

Elko Archaeology Association - Yard Sale

Don't miss their 15th Annual Labor Day Sale on Saturday August 30th from 8am to 2pm on the Great Basin College lawn at the corner of Elm Street and College Parkway.  Thanks to judicious hoarding and generous area donations, they have plenty of treasures!  See you there on the way to the Fair!  (All proceeds from this sale will be used for educational, archaeological projects in Elko and Elko County.

For more information please contact John and Terrie Anderson at 775-738-9136

City of Elko - Conserve Water

The City of Elko Water Department would like to remind Elko residents that from June 15th through September 15th of each summer outdoor water conservation practices are mandatory within the City of Elko.  Elko City Water Code requires that homes and businesses with addresses ending in an even number must water outdoors only on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Likewise, homes and businesses with addresses ending in an odd number must water outdoors only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Residents are required to not water outdoors on Mondays, with the exception of "hand-watering". People that violate the City's outdoor water use laws may be fined.  Fines for violating the ordinance are $50.00 for the first offense, $100.00 for the second offense and $300.00 for the third offense.  Violators could have their water shut off for more than three offenses during the water conservation period.  

Elko Swim Team - Tryouts

The Elko Swim Team will hold tryouts Saturday, September 6th from 9am to 11am and Monday, September 8th from 4pm to 5pm at the Elko Swimming Pool located at 1502 College Avenue in Elko.  The Elko Swim Team is a non-profit competitive recreational team composed of approximately 80 boy and girl swimmers ages 5 to 18.  The goal is to offer age specific training for all of the athletes, geared toward challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.  

More information is available at their Elko Anacondas web site, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wells Chamber of Commerce - Race to the Angel

It's the 29th Annual Race to the Angel 1/2 marathon/triathlon September 12th!  The race begins in Wells, Nevada and climbs 2,784 vertical feet to finish at Angel Lake.  The race is open to mountain and road bikes, runners, walkers & triathletes; as individuals or as a team.  

To register go to or