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Carson City

Nevada Mining Week celebration begins Monday

The state will celebrate Nevada Mining Week Monday through Oct. 31, which highlights Nevada's long and beneficial relationship with the mining industry.

The state's mining industry was born with the discovery of the Comstock Lode and its huge silver and gold deposit in 1859, and has become the state's largest industry in rural Nevada. Mining payrolls exceed $600 million per year and the industry contributed more than $100 million to state and local taxes. Nevada ranks third in the world for gold production behind South Africa and Australia, and leads the nation in the production of gold, silver, barite and magnesite.

"Nevada Mining Week is our opportunity to share with the public how mining is an essential part of our everyday lives, as well as vital to the health of Nevada's economy and communities," said Russ Fields, Nevada Mining Association president. "Without mining, computers, telephones, television and other everyday products we take for granted wouldn't exist. In fact, everything harvested, manufactured, transported or published requires minerals that come from mining. Residents of Nevada should be proud of Nevada's mining prominence."

Northern Nevadans are encouraged to visit Nevada Mining Association representatives at their booth during Nevada Day festivities on Saturday.

The Nevada Mining Association consists of mining, exploration and industry supplier companies. The association addresses a variety of issues through its committee structure including taxation, education, environmental, mine safety, human resources, public outreach and suppliers.

For information, visit

Seminar planned for first-time homebuyers

A seminar for first-time homebuyers will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Western Nevada Community College, 2201 W. College Parkway, Marlette Hall, Room 100.

RSVP to Addie Parker, 782-2831, or

Art class for adults at Children's Museum

Art From the Heart is an adult art class for the absolute beginner offered from 6-8:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 8 and 10 at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada. No skills, no talent and no experience are necessary. There will be free makeups for conflicts. This is acrylic mixed media. Class is $85 plus the cost of supplies. Older child with parent OK.

For information or to enroll call 782-4677, 720-2799 or

Lyon County

After-school club seeks workers

Silver City has two open staff positions for its after-school club. Hours are from 3-6 p.m. weekdays. The program includes tutoring, homework research, art, cooking, etc. with a small group of children ages 5-17 years. Teachers should enjoy working with groups of children.

Seniors and retired persons are more than welcome to apply. Applicants are not required to live in Silver City or Lyon County.

Contact Jannette Hoffert at Central Lyon Parks and Recreation for information: 246-6227.

Roadrunners RVing at Weed Heights

This month's camp-out gathering for the Carson City Roadrunners R.V. Club will be Tuesday-Friday at the Weed Heights RV Park in Yerington. It will be a full hookup situation and is the last campout of this year's season.

For information or membership call Gerald St. Leger, 841-3110 or Harold Hanson, 265-3828.


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