Elko Correspondence – April 2017

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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 the fresh vegetation that greens up in March and April. Enjoy the sights, and please remember to keep your distance from the sheep when viewing.

Edible Elko

I just heard word that Elko has a new Mediterranean restaurant. Odeh’s has just opened at the corner of 11th and Railroad Street (at the old 11th Street Deli location). I’ve heard good reviews from friends, and it sounds like it is worth checking out!

Big boots in downtown Elko 

The city of Elko is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, dozens of big boots will be on display throughout the city. The first boot to arrive is out in front of the Elko Art Club Gallery on Railroad Street. After checking out the boot, venture into the art gallery and see what our local artists have been up to. I’ll have more on the Centennial next month and you can find the Art Club  by clicking here.

Nevada Art Postcard Project

Please join concerned Nevada citizens in creating handmade art postcards to show our local and national representatives how much Nevadans value the arts and their arts organizations. Duncan Little Creek Gallery will be hosting a postcard making party on April 3rd at 5pm. With potential budgets cuts, it is especially important to encourage our representatives to support funding for the Nevada Arts Council (NAC), Nevada Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). See http://kenvtv.com/news/local/nevada-art-postcard-project

— Doug Clarke

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