Elko, Nevada

What is Elko, Nevada known for?


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Notable attractions in the Elko region include the Ruby Mountains, within which is located the popular Lamoille Canyon. To the north, the Jarbidge Wilderness is among the least visited and cleanest wilderness areas in the United States. Media thumb KENV TV studios in Elko (File:KENV_(Elko,_Nevada).jpg) Newspapers * Elko Daily Free Press *Elko Independent Cable Television Satview Broadband Ltd Television * Elko Television District * KENV-TV (NBC channel 10) Radio Elko Broadcasting: * KELK 1240 AM (KELK) - Adult Contemporary * KLKO 93.7 FM (KLKO) - Adult Hits Ruby Radio: * KBGZ 103.9 FM (KBGZ) - Country * KHIX 96.7 FM (KHIX) - Hot Adult Contemporary * KZBI KZBI 94.5 FM


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years. This festival is held each January and is a week-long celebration of life in the rural West, features poetry, music, stories, gear, film, photography, and food. Every July, since 1963, Elko is host to the National Basque


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Association accessdate September 26, 2012 * Dave Pratt, radio host, grew up in Elko before moving to Phoenix, Arizona Larry Rodgers "DJ diary Valley radio legend Dave Pratt's new autobiography has charitable spin." The Arizona Republic. Nov. 18, 2008. Cultural references in art * Elko was the main setting for Roland


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Smith 's novel ''Zach's Lie''. * Elko is the setting for Spring Creek (Spring Creek, Nevada) author Patrick Harris' superhero series ''The Waterman Chronicles''. Popular locations are featured, including the city's museum, downtown district, and surrounding landmarks. * Elko was one of the settings and filming locations of the 2005 film ''Don't Come Knocking'', directed by Wim Wenders, and co-written by Wenders and Sam Shepard. The character Howard Spence (Shepard), a troubled actor


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in western films, runs off from a film set and visits his mother in Elko. * Elko and Elko County are major settings in Dean Koontz's (Dean Koontz) novel ''Strangers (Strangers (Dean Koontz novel))''. * Elko is where the ill-fated brothers end up in Willy Vlautin's first novel ''The Motel Life''. * "Fear and Loathing in Elko" is a short story by Hunter S. Thompson. * Elko is mentioned as the one place he would like to be if he could choose, by the lead character, "Phil


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and links through Hammett (Hammett, Idaho) to Interstate 84 (Interstate 84 in Idaho). 200px thumb Former Emporium in Ontario, Oregon (Image:Emporium.JPG). right In 1972, Troutman's Emporium acquired two Alexander's store in Springfield (Springfield, Oregon) and Florence, Oregon. Dallas Troutman previously worked there over 20 years before at Alexander's working stock and sweeping floors. The next 13 years were years of major expansion and by 1985, Troutman's Emporium was 13 store chain


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to bring in other industries, mostly because of its isolation, and the surrounding harsh desert environment. Hunter S. Thompson quipped that in Elko, "The federal government owns 90% of this land, and most of it is useless for anything except weapons testing and poison-gas experiments". Arts, culture and tourist attractions Annual cultural events Elko is also the home of the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, and has been for the last 27


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in Anchorage and pick up some big red balloons and a canister of helium. We tied the balloons onto our waists. In the event we were caught by an avalanche, the balloon would ride high and dry, easily revealing the whereabouts of a buried skier. '''Hole in the Mountain Peak''' is in the East Humboldt Range in northeastern Nevada, and is located north of the town of Elko (Elko, Nevada), it is in the Central Nevada Region of Nevada State Parks. The state park is a popular destination for fishing, especially ice fishing, at Wild Horse Reservoir, which was created in 1937. Death of a Poet "Death of a Poet" relates a visit to a friend's trailer home (Travel trailer) that takes a number of bizarre twists before ending in violence. The friend, F.X. Leach, was also a character in Thompson's 1992 ''Rolling Stone'' article ''Fear and Loathing in Elko (Elko, Nevada)'', in which he is portrayed in an almost identical scenario, as a friend of not Thompson, but Justice Clarence Thomas. The "friend" F.X. Leach is actually a pen-name which Hunter occasionally wrote under. Biography Born in San Jose (San Jose, California), California, he moved with his parents to Nevada in 1876, and attended the public schools in Elko (Elko, Nevada), the University of the Pacific (University of the Pacific (United States)), and Leland Stanford Junior University in California. He earned a law degree from the University of Michigan in 1895, and was admitted to the bar (bar (law)) in 1896, commencing practice in Elko. He served as First Lieutenant in Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, and was district attorney of Elko County (Elko County, Nevada) from 1901 to 1905. He was a member of the Nevada Assembly from 1905 to 1907, and a regent of the University of Nevada (University of Nevada, Reno) from 1907 to 1917.


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; with most students hailing from within Nevada. Among its specialties are mining engineering, agriculture, journalism, business, and one of only two Basque (Basque people) Studies programs in the nation. It houses the National Judicial College. The university was also named one of the top 200 colleges in the nation in the most recent U.S. News and World Report National Universities category index. * Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) is a regionally accredited, two year institution which is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. The college has an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students attending classes at a primary campus and four satellite centers. The college offers a wide range of academic and university transfer programs, occupational training, career enhancement workshops, and classes just for fun. TMCC offers associate of arts, associate of science, associate of applied science or associate of general studies degrees, one-year certificates, or certificates of completion in more than 50 career fields, including architecture, auto diesel mechanics, criminal justice, dental hygiene (dental hygienist), graphic design, musical theatre, nursing, and welding. The Central Pacific laid 690 miles (1,100 km) of track, starting in Sacramento, California, and continuing over the Sierra Nevada mountains into Nevada. It passed through Newcastle, California and Truckee, California, Reno, Nevada, Wadsworth (Wadsworth, Nevada), Winnemucca (Winnemucca, Nevada), Battle Mountain (Battle Mountain, Nevada), Elko (Elko, Nevada), and Wells, Nevada, before connecting with the Union Pacific line at Promontory Summit in the Utah Territory. Later, the western part of the route was extended to the Alameda Terminal in Alameda, California, and shortly thereafter, to the Oakland Long Wharf (Oakland Pier) at Oakland Point in Oakland, California. When the eastern end of the CPRR was extended to Ogden, it ended the short period of a boom town for Promontory (Promontory, Utah). Before the CPRR was completed, developers were building other railroads in Nevada and California to connect to it. north of the town of Elko (Elko, Nevada), it is in the Central Nevada Region of Nevada State Parks. The state park is a popular destination for fishing, especially ice fishing, at Wild Horse Reservoir, which was created in 1937. Death of a Poet "Death of a Poet" relates a visit to a friend's trailer home (Travel trailer) that takes a number of bizarre twists before ending in violence. The friend, F.X. Leach, was also a character in Thompson's 1992 ''Rolling Stone'' article ''Fear and Loathing in Elko (Elko, Nevada)'', in which he is portrayed in an almost identical scenario, as a friend of not Thompson, but Justice Clarence Thomas. The "friend" F.X. Leach is actually a pen-name which Hunter occasionally wrote under. Biography Born in San Jose (San Jose, California), California, he moved with his parents to Nevada in 1876, and attended the public schools in Elko (Elko, Nevada), the University of the Pacific (University of the Pacific (United States)), and Leland Stanford Junior University in California. He earned a law degree from the University of Michigan in 1895, and was admitted to the bar (bar (law)) in 1896, commencing practice in Elko. He served as First Lieutenant in Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, and was district attorney of Elko County (Elko County, Nevada) from 1901 to 1905. He was a member of the Nevada Assembly from 1905 to 1907, and a regent of the University of Nevada (University of Nevada, Reno) from 1907 to 1917.


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in western films, runs off from a film set and visits his mother in Elko. * Elko and Elko County are major settings in Dean Koontz's (Dean Koontz) novel ''Strangers (Strangers (Dean Koontz novel))''. * Elko is where the ill-fated brothers end up in Willy Vlautin's first novel ''The Motel Life''. * "Fear and Loathing in Elko" is a short story by Hunter S. Thompson. * Elko is mentioned as the one place he would like to be if he could choose, by the lead character, "Phil

Elko, Nevada

'''Owyhee''' is a census-designated place (CDP) in Elko County (Elko County, Nevada), Nevada, United States. The population was 1,017 at the 2000 census (United States Census 2000). It is part of the Elko (Elko, Nevada) Micropolitan Statistical Area (Elko micropolitan area).

'''Spring Creek''' is a census-designated place (CDP) in central Elko County (Elko County, Nevada), in northeastern Nevada in the western United States. It mainly serves as a bedroom community (commuter town) for the businesses and industries in and around the nearby city of Elko (Elko, Nevada). It is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area (Elko micropolitan area). The population was 12,361 at the 2010 census (2010 United States Census).

'''Wells''' is a city in Elko County (Elko County, Nevada), in northeast Nevada in the western United States. The population was 1,346 at the 2000 census (United States Census 2000). Wells is located at the junction of U.S. Route 93 (U.S. Route 93 (Nevada)) and Interstate 80, approximately east of Elko (Elko, Nevada) and is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area (Elko micropolitan area).

'''West Wendover''' is a city in Elko County (Elko County, Nevada), Nevada, United States. The population was 4,721 at the 2000 census (United States Census 2000). It is part of the Elko (Elko, Nevada) Micropolitan Statistical Area (Elko micropolitan area). West Wendover is located on the eastern border of Nevada and the western edge of the Great Salt Lake Desert, and is contiguous with Wendover, Utah, with which it is sometimes confused. Interstate 80 runs just north of the cities, while Business Interstate 80 (Interstate 80 Business (West Wendover, Nevada – Wendover, Utah)) (Wendover Boulevard) links the two cities.

thumb left 250px View of the Cass St. and Cameron Ave. Bridges, which both cross the Mississippi River, from Riverside Park in Downtown La Crosse. (File:cass st bridge.jpg) The La Crosse Municipal Airport provides direct scheduled passenger service to Minneapolis (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Detroit, and Chicago through Delta Air Lines and its Northwest links, Mesaba, Compass, and Pinnacle (Pinnacle Airlines), as well as American Airlines link American Eagle Airlines. Sun Country (Sun Country Airlines) and Xtra Airways provide charter service to Laughlin (Laughlin, Nevada), Elko, Nevada, and other destinations. The airport also serves general aviation for the La Crosse region. http: www.cityoflacrosse.org index.aspx?nid 7

thumb right 300px Shady Lady Ranch (File:Shady Lady Ranch 2, brothel, Nye County, Nevada 045.jpg), a licensed brothel in Nye County. Brothels have been allowed in Nevada since the middle of the 19th century. One brothel in Elko (Elko, Nevada) has been in business since 1902. In 1937, a law was enacted to require weekly health checks of all prostitutes. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an order to suppress prostitution near military bases—affecting the red-light districts of Reno (Reno, Nevada) and Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada). When this order was lifted in 1948, Reno officials tried to shut down a brothel as a public nuisance; this action was upheld by the Nevada Supreme Court in 1949. In 1951, both Reno and Las Vegas had closed their red light districts as public nuisances, but brothels continued to exist throughout the state.

The smaller and more northeasterly '''Humboldt National Forest''' is located generally in eastern and northern Nevada, in parts of Elko, White Pine, Humboldt, Nye, and Lincoln counties. It has about 43.5% of the total area. There are local ranger (National Park Ranger) district offices located in Ely (Ely, Nevada), Elko (Elko, Nevada), Wells (Wells, Nevada), and Winnemucca (Winnemucca, Nevada).

The Great Basin's two most populous metropolitan areas are Reno (Reno, Nevada) to the west and Salt Lake City on the east side. The area between these two cities is sparsely populated, but includes the smaller cities of Delta (Delta, Utah), Elko (Elko, Nevada), Ely (Ely, Nevada), Tonopah (Tonopah, Nevada), Wendover (Wendover, Utah), West Wendover (West Wendover, Nevada), and Winnemucca (Winnemucca, Nevada). The southern area of the basin has the communities of Palmdale, Victorville (Victorville, California), and Palm Springs. Major roadways traversing the Great Basin include Interstate 80, Interstate 15, U.S. Route 6, U.S. Route 50, U.S. Route 93, U.S. Route 95 and U.S. Route 395, with the Nevada section of U.S. Route 50 nicknamed "The Loneliest Road in America".

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