Elko Correspondence – September 2019

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End of summer hiking

September is one of the best month’s for hiking in Elko County, and there are dozens of trails to choose from that cover hundreds of miles. The easiest to get to are in Lamoille Canyon, located 20 miles from downtown Elko. One of my favorites is the hike to Liberty Pass. It is a moderately strenuous hike of 6 miles round trip. The trail winds it way along Lamoille Creek, past the Dollar Lakes and comes to Lamoille Lake. This is a great spot to rest and cool your feet in the clear water. Past Lamoille Lake, the trail climbs steeply to Liberty Pass and the first views south to Liberty Lake and Lake Peak/Wines Peak in the distance. The pass is a stunning spot to take in the sights from. FMI: https://rubymountaintrails.blogspot.com/

Jarbidge Wine Walk

Looking for a fun reason to visit Jarbidge? Check out the wine walk on Saturday, September 14th. Sponsored by the Jarbidge Arts Council there will be food and wine served at various stops throughout Jarbidge, beginning and ending at the Community Hall. $25.00 per person 2:30 – 6:30 MST for more information call 208-841-0106 or 208-749-4252.

Ellie’s Fruit Stand is open

Are you ready for delicious Utah fruit and veggies? They have Brigham City, Utah peaches, vine-ripened tomatoes, green tomatoes, donut peaches, nectarines, Santa Rosa plums, Shiro plums, pears, cantaloupe, Armenian cucumbers, zucchini, Pattypan squash, crookneck squash, onions, raw unfiltered honey, blackberries, blueberries, baby red potatoes, and more! This is the best and freshest produce in town — straight from the farm to you. The stand is located on the corner of 7th Street and Idaho Street in Elko,  and they plan to be open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Friday-Tuesday in September. FMI – https://www.facebook.com/Elliesfruit/

Elko’s September Wine Walk

It’s time to get out your ’50s Sock Hop attire as the Elko DBA hosts the Corks & Classics Wine Walk on Sat., Sept. 7th. Dress in your best ’50s Sock Hop attire and sample a variety of wine, as you discover all that downtown Elko has to offer, and you could win big in our costume contest! The fun begins at the Commercial Casino Elko at 4 pm. For just $25 you’ll receive a glass for sampling and endless reasons to stroll through downtown on this self-guided tour. A designated driver cup is available for $10, sponsored by Kidwell & Gallagher. The 2019 DBA wine walks are sponsored by Stockmen’s Casino and Ramada Hotel and Commercial Casino Elko. https://www.facebook.com/ElkoDowntown/

End of the Showroom Era 

Stockmen’s Hotel and Casino is closing their showroom this month. Come on out and see Williams and Ree bring the curtain down for the last time. Williams and Ree, aka The Indian and The White Guy, are a music and comedy team. This long running duo eschews political correctness and conformity and spins comedy gold from the union of a Plains Indian (Terry Ree) and a Western Angloid (Bruce Williams). Tickets are $20 each and will be available for purchase beginning at 9 am on 08/21/2019 at the Stockmen’s Casino cage located at 340 Commercial Street in downtown Elko, NV. *CASH ONLY, Must be 21+ older please. FMII:https://www.facebook.com/StockmensCasino/

The Murals are coming

Downtown Elko is about to go through an arts transformation September 26-29 with the Elko Mural Expo. The Elko Arts and Cultural Advisory Board have teamed with state non-profit organization Art Spot Reno to bring a large mural exposition and art festival to downtown Elko. 12 local artists, 25 regional artists and 2 international artists will spend four days painting on more than 30 walls of local businesses and public spaces. The muralists will be the stars of the Expo, but they will be accompanied by art lectures, film screenings, live music, workshops, mural tours, an Elko DBA sponsored special wine walk, and urban art exhibits in local downtown galleries. https://artspotreno.org/elko-mural-expo/

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— Doug Clarke

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