Press Releases
TO:                         ELKO MEDIA
FROM:                  SNOBOWL COMMITTEE   
WHO:     Public
WHAT:    Elko SnoBowl 23rd annual Spaghetti Feed, Raffle & Silent Auction
WHERE:  Elko Convention (Conference) Center
WHEN:    6:00 pm December 3, 2016   
FEE:           $20.00 per person  
Discount pre-season passes for the 2016-17 Elko SnoBowl season will be available until December 3, 2016 at the Elko Parks & Recreation Office, 723 Railroad Street and on the 3rd at the SnoBowl’s annual Spaghetti Feed.  This Event will be held at the Elko Convention (Conference) Center.  A no-host bar will be available at 5:30 p.m. with dinner following at 6:00 p.m.  We will also feature a raffle & Auction for some great prizes.  This is the last day you can purchase a season pass at the discounted rate. 
                Family Pass………$200.00
                Student…………...$  75.00
                Family Pass………$250.00

PLEASE ANNOUNCE UNTIL:   January 4th, 2017
TO:                  All Elko Media
FROM:             City of Elko Parks and Recreation
SUBJECT:         Registration for Men’s & Co-ed Adult Basketball Now Open
WHERE:           723 Railroad St. or  
WHEN:            Registration Ends January 4, 2017
The City of Elko Recreation Department is now accepting team registration for the 2017 Men’s and Co-ed Adult Basketball Season. Deadline to register is January 4th 2017, space is limited.  You may register online at or in person at the Recreation Office located at 723 Railroad St.  Cost is: Men’s $60.00 player’s fees, $500.00 sponsor fee; Co-ed $50.00 player’s fees, $350.00 sponsor fees. Play will begin January 19, 2017. The City of Elko Recreation Department is also seeking interested referees for the 2017 season. For more information about either of these opportunities please contact the Recreation office at 777-7260 or email

TO:                  All Elko Media
FROM:             City of Elko Parks and Recreation
SUBJECT:         City of Elko Basketball Referee Recruitment
WHERE:           Contact the Recreation Office at (775) 777-7260
The City of Elko Parks and Recreation Department is seeking basketball officials for the 2017 Adult Basketball League. Season will begin January and continue through April. Officials will be provided with NIAA rules; techniques and one on one time with highly trained officials. If you are interested in becoming a PAID official, please contact the City of Elko Recreation Office at (775) 777-7260 or email  

​​PSA for the 14th Annual Snowflake Festival
The Downtown Business Association is proud to present the 14th Annual Snowflake Festival ….“A Charlie Brown Christmas”
The festivities will be held downtown on Saturday December 10th from 12-6. Followed by an electric 3D Festival of Lights Parade kicking off at 5:30. This is a Northern Nevada tradition you don't want to miss.  
For questions visit the DBA website or call 401-1439

Spring Creek Author Patrick Harris Releases New Novel
Silver Rain, a sci-fi thriller, will be available Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016
Where will you be when Silver Rain falls?
Author Patrick Harris is proud to announce the release of his first adult, sci-fi thriller, SILVER RAIN. Available Tuesday, Nov. 1st, the critically-acclaimed novel will be available on paperback, e-book (Kindle and Nook), and audiobook (at
Among other awards, Silver Rain has recently been nominated for the Pulitzer Price of Best in Fiction for 2016 and Readers’ Favorite for 2017. Hailed as “a technology-inspired mystery with all the fun of a zombie-esque outbreak” by Kirkus Reviews, Silver Rain tackles topics of PTSD, acceptance vs. discrimination, and the value of self-worth. Set in a near future, a mad scientist has launched a toxin that turns the rain silver and will bring the United States to its knees. Packed with action and thrills, everyday Americans must struggle through the chaos and discover what is a stronger instinct: to survive or to find their loved ones.
Author Patrick Harris is a writer of many genres. A recent graduate from Spring Creek High School and the University of Nevada, Reno, Patrick is the author of the hit superhero series, The Waterman Chronicles, and fantasy novel, Guardian of the Paradise. He currently works at Western Title as a business development specialist. In his spare time, he loves to read, write, and hang out with his wife, Melissa. He is currently developing the fourth installment of The Waterman Chronicles and completing a romantic comedy entitled The Turn and Go. Additional information about the author and his novels can be found at
Patrick Harris will be at the BOOKSTORE, 1372 Idaho Street, Elko, NV for a book signing on Saturday, November 12th from 1-3 

Spring Creek Christian Academy will host their third annual Harvest Festival at the Academy grounds across the street from the mini Khoury's. 
The event takes place Saturday, October 15th, and runs from 10 until 2. The group will have a bounce house, pumpkin patch, face painting, a petting zoo, midway carnival games, cake walk and more.  For more information please call Spring Creek Christian Academy at (775) 777-1222​

​NEWS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE John Tkach, MD, Increases Hours at Elko Family Medical and Dental Center Carson City, Nev. (September 15, 2016) Nevada Health Centers (NVHC) is pleased to announce John Tkach, MD, has increased available appointment hours at our Elko Family Medical and Dental Center located at 762 14th Street. Dr. Tkach received his Medical Degree at the University of Rome Medical School. He has practiced medicine in Maine, New Jersey and New York, in addition to Nevada during his nearly 40 year career. He has been practicing in Elko since 2012. Dr. Tkach has special interest in cardiology (treadmill testing, ECG and Holter monitoring), diabetes management, DOT/CDL certification exams, wellness exams, and sports physical exams. In his free time Dr. Tkach enjoys spending time with his family hunting, camping, 4-wheeling, swimming and traveling. He is also very active in the community as a member of the Knights of Columbus and as a medical consultant to Elko Little League and Tiger’s Eye Karate. To make an appointment with Dr. Tkach, please call 1.800.787.2568. Payment sources Dr. Tkach accepts include: Private Insurance* and Medicaid. For those patients who do not have insurance, a sliding fee scale for services is available. *Most insurance is accepted, but we recommend checking with your insurance carrier to ensure Nevada Health Centers is included on their provider list. Nevada Health Centers (NVHC) is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) dedicated to providing access to quality healthcare throughout Nevada since 1977. NVHC operates more than 18 health centers throughout Nevada, which include two mobile programs, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and the NVHC Mammovan plus a Visiting Nurse Program in Lockwood. General information about Nevada Health Centers is available on the company website at:

​Western Heritage Festival PSA
Learn about Elko's rich railroad heritage and the role it played in transcontinental commerce during the colorful photographic presentations by historian, photographer, and retired railroad official Daniel B. Kuhn.  He’ll talk about the Southern Pacific's historic Overland Route, the Western Pacific's scenic Feather River Route, and riding Amtrak's Scenic Triangle of trips across the West during the Western Heritage Festival this Friday & Saturday at 10am,1, & 4pm at the Northeastern Nevada Museum.