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New Museum Opens in Elko

The Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum’s recently restored building at 542 Commercial Street was built in 1907 by master craftsman G.S. Garcia to house his saddle and harness shop.

The Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum has its grand opening on February 2nd at 2 p.m. The museum is located at 542 Commercial Street in a restored building that was originally home to the G.S. Garcia Saddle Company. This museum celebrates and showcases the culture of the Western cowboy. This effort was made possible by the NV Energy Foundation and many local contributors. Find more information on the new Museum’s website. It includes a remarkable gallery of historic photos of  Garcia’s shop and his works, too.

Legendary Elko saddle maker and silversmith Guadalupe S. Garcia astride his gold, silver and diamond mounted “Gold Medal Saddle,” winner of the First Prize at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair (photo credit: Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum)

[ Read more about G.S. Garcia, his life and his creations in “World Famous Saddle” by Howard Hickson]

Film Festival

The 2018 GBC Film Festival will be held February 15-17 and February 23 and 24. During the first weekend, three feature films will be shown in the Great Basin College Theater:  The Florida Project on the 15th, Marshall on the 16th, and The Human Story on the 17th.

General admission is $10 and free appetizers are being provided by local restaurants. On February 23 and 24, Oscar nominated short films will be shown at the Western Folklife Center theater from 6-10 p.m. Find out more on Facebook@gbcfilmfest.

Winter Hiking

Elko County has been having a warmer than average winter, and the hiking in the lower elevations has been fun. One trail that is easily accessible is the Lamoille-Talbot Trail located at the mouth of Lamoille Canyon. I hiked this in late January with friends and had a great time. Call the Forest Service at (775) 738-5171 to get the latest on trail conditions.

— Doug Clarke

Elko Correspondence – October 2017

 Roll Out the Barrel The Elko Downtown Business Association’s popular Beer Walk is coming back to Elko on Saturday October 14, 2017. It starts at 4:00pm and goes until 7:00pm. Take a stroll and discover all the shops, art galleries, professional services, and great restaurants Downtown Elko has to offer, all while tasting great beers […]

Elko Correspondence – July 2017

Summer greetings from Elko. There is plenty to see and do in Elko this July. Here are a few of my favorites. Wild about Flowers This year’s heavy snows and spring rains are guaranteed to produce a bumper crop of wildflowers this summer. Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway is one of the best spots to see […]

Elko Correspondence – June 2017

California Trail Days On June 3rd and 4th, come experience western history as the California Trail Interpretive Center will be hosts its Annual Trail Days event. This free event features demonstrations and talks, living displays of a Shoshone Indian camp, as well as an emigrant wagon train encampment. On Saturday night there will be a […]

Elko Correspondence – May 2017

                                              Fresh Fare Bistro’s grass fed New York steak, farm fresh eggs and organic potatoes Edible Elko  The Fresh Fare Bistro has been open for a few months, and I finally tried it out, twice, during the past week. I am glad I did. Their menu is centered around providing healthy meals prepared with organic […]

Elko Correspondence – April 2017

Bighorns in the Rubies Early Spring is the perfect time to see the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in the Ruby Mountains. Last weekend, I took a quick drive in Lamoille Canyon and spotted over 20 sheep right along the road. It was quite the sight. Every spring the sheep come down low to graze on […]

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