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Elko, Nevada

Elko, Nevada
Full nameElko, Nevada
Official nameElko, Nevada
Settlement typeCity
MottoThe Best Small Town in America
CountryUnited States
First settled1868
Designated County Seat1869
Incorporated (city)1917
MayorMichael J Franzoia
SenateDean Rhoads (R)
AssemblyJohn C. Carpenter (R)
U.S. CongressDean Heller (R)
Total Area14.5 sq mi (37.6 km2)
Land Area14.5 sq mi (37.6 km2)
Water Area0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation5066 ft (1544.1 m)
Total Population16708 (2000)
Density (pop.)445.2/km2 (1153.3/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Codes89801-89803
Area code775
FIPS code32-22500
GNIS feature ID0845452

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Elko is a city in Elko County, Nevada, United States. The population was 16,980 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Elko County. It straddles the Humboldt River.

Elko is the principal city of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area, a micropolitan area that covers Elko and Eureka counties and had a combined population of 46,942 at the 2000 census.

It is home to Great Basin College, as well as to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office serving most of northern and central Nevada.

Elko, Nevada Video

the 24th national cowboy poetry gathering Elko nevada january 26 to february 2 2008 banda hnos rivera en una demostracion y show en escuelas de Elko junto con ginny mac, glenn mac, gerardo "lalo" barca sus amigos... ginny plays a Scandalli Super VI accordion...(beautiful memories)
3.82 min. | 4.28 user rating
13 year old Landen Reddington and his mother, Jennifer, playing at the Duncan Little Creek Gallery in elko, Nevada
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The attempted demolition of over 100 sticks of VERY old dynamite from an old railroad lined root cellar in Montello Nevada did not go as planned. More than a case of dynamite was found locked in an old metal box in a root cellar in Montello Nevada Oct. 11 2008. The NDF and Elko County Bomb Squad decided to explode the dynamite in place in the cellar. The Blast sent dirt, rocks, sand, and old railroad ties like torpedoes hundreds of feet into the air and over several city blocks. The railroad ties were propelled like tooth picks through the roof of a new modular home, old school bus, and many other locations. The explosion also took out phone and power lines, broke windows, and damaged a carport and other buildings while covering several city blocks with a thick layer of sand and dust. The dynamite blast could be seen for more than 40 miles.
2.07 min. | 0 user rating Memories and moments from the 23rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Our roving videographers capture cowboy poets, musicians, fans and more on February 1, 2006, Elko Nevada just a typical Gathering day in this "guerilla video."
3.27 min. | 5.0 user rating
The real Air Force One with Our President GWBush on board coming into Elko, Nevada
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The cowboy's job has always been dangerous, lonely, dusty, gory and low-paying. So why do cowboys make music, and why do they need to tell their story? "Why the Cowboy Sings" is a journey across the open West to explore this unique genre of folk art. Co-producer Hal Cannon has been chasing this question for 30 years. He is a founder of the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada and has played cowboy music in a traditional band since the early 1970s. In this journey he travels to four ranches, in the middle of winter, to visit cowboys during a season when they have more time to sing.
1.42 min. | 4.85 user rating Our roving videographers catch up with rancher, storyteller, singer and National Heritage Fellowship award winner, Glenn Ohrlin, in the Wiegand Gallery, where he Strings a Line at the 23rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. A "guerila video."
2.02 min. | 5.0 user rating We're talking cowboy hats in Elko Nevada at the 23rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, as our roving videographers decide to find out more about the western "accessory" in this "guerilla video."
3.37 min. | 5.0 user rating Our roving videographers are enjoying a traditional picon punch at the world-famous Star Hotel and Restaurant in Elko, Nevada during the 23rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. A "guerilla video."
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Laura Handziuk Is Hangin' Out at the Swimming Pool Outside of Reno Nevada USA in a town called Elko where we stayed the night. I thought i should tell you that i tooken Swimming lessons when i was little for about 2-3 years where i was level 2-3 (which was the color Maroon/Blue) After that I had thought myself as i was not able to get into swimming lessons where i moved in my area. I also attended a disabled swimming club once and i enjoyed it very much but unfortally there wasn't enough people to attend the class that they were unable to start another one up. I also attend an excerise Class in the swimming pool once a week. This is My Other Activity I like to do. I would like to say a special thank-you to my dad Roy Handziuk for filming me on this video and I hope all of you will enjoy it. Laura Handziuk (Quadracer687)
2.58 min. | 4.05 user rating

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STHS earns school's first girls' state soccer title - Tahoe Daily Tribune Tweet this news
Tahoe Daily Tribune---...- -Nevada- 3A soccer season. South Tahoe earned the school's first girls' state soccer championship on Saturday with a 2-0 shutout of -Elko- in Mesquite, Nev. ... - Date : Sun, 14 Nov 2010 05:00:48 GMT+00:00
IN BRIEF - Las Vegas Review-Journal Tweet this news
Las Vegas Review-Journal--The birds now live mostly along river corridors in western -Nevada-, along the Ruby Mountains of -Elko- County, around Paradise Valley in Humboldt County and in ... - Date : Mon, 09 Aug 2010 09:13:10 GMT+00:00
cult of the new-age cowboy - Mail & Guardian Online Tweet this news
Mail & Guardian Online--We are in a brightly lit school gymnasium, it's the middle of the afternoon and outside the wind is howling across -Elko-, -Nevada-. The odds against us being ... - Date : Sun, 11 Jul 2010 04:40:49 GMT+00:00
Delta Mining and Exploration Receives Magnetic Survey Results for Delcer ... - MarketWatch (press release) Tweet this news
MarketWatch (press release)--Delta currently owns mineral rights to land in central Montana as well as the rights to 31 claims and 680 acres of land in -Elko- County -Nevada-. ... - Date : Wed, 12 May 2010 10:06:37 GMT+00:00
Man sentenced for forging ballplayer ID to get car - KTVN Tweet this news
KTVN--Matthew T. Van Meter of -Elko-, Nev., was given credit for 117 days he's already served. Van Meter was sentenced Monday in Salt Lake City. ... - Date : Tue, 11 May 2010 00:02:38 GMT+00:00
Former governor: Yucca Mountain an 'opportunity of a lifetime' - Las Vegas Sun Tweet this news
Las Vegas Sun--Dean Rhoads, R--Elko-, told List, “I'm fearful it would become the garbage dump of America.” List rejected that idea and said it could be a “tremendous ... - Date : Wed, 12 May 2010 00:34:34 GMT+00:00
Man uses Cubs player's name to steal truck - Tweet this news Van Meter, 25, of -Elko- pleaded guilty to one count each of theft by deception and forgery. He was sentenced to three years of probation and must ... - Date : Tue, 11 May 2010 21:55:54 GMT+00:00

Municipalities and communities of Elko County, Nevada

County seat: Elko
CitiesCarlin * Elko * Wells * West Wendover
CDPsOwyhee * Spring Creek
Arthur * Bullion * Cobre * Contact * Currie * Deeth * Delano * Dinner Station * Halleck * Hunter * Jack Creek * Jackpot * Jarbidge * Jiggs * Lamoille * Lee * Metropolis * Midas * Montello * Mountain City * North Fork * Oasis * Osino * Patsville * Pequop * Ryndon * San Jacinto * Shafter * Shantytown * South Fork * Thousand Springs * Tuscarora * Twin Bridges * Welcome * Wild Horse

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