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Senior Center Pays It Forward For Thanksgiving

The Nevada Gold Mines graciously donated two turkey dinners to the Lander County Senior Center. The Senior Center decided to pay it forward and offered these turkey dinners to two families in need of a Thanksgiving dinner.

These challenging economic times are weathered best when we come together as a community, and we thank The Senior Center for their kindhearted generosity during the holiday season.

Celebrating Christmas Together At the Senior Center

We had an amazing holiday event with the seniors of our community. Thank you Tonia Bakker and your crew for making this special. Thank you to Ms. Dahl and her kids for the music. Thank you to the Admin/finance girls for making their lunch so fun with games. These events and people are what makes the holidays special. They served over 90 meals today. More photos and video of the event are available here on Facebook. Merry Christmas!

County Courthouse Crew Continues Holiday Tradition

We're grateful to continue our yearly tradition of a Christmas luncheon with the County Courthouse crew. Thank you all for attending. Thank you to the Admin/Finance girls Laken and Ceaira for continuing with the Secret Santa, and Laken for the food. More photos of the event are available here on Facebook. Merry Christmas all!

Thank you Mrs. Davenport

On behalf of the Battle Mountain community, we want to give a shout of special thanks to Mrs. Davenport for painting the longhorn on the grounds at the Battle Mountain Recreation Center. Mrs. Davenport’s dedication of time and artistic talents brings pride to our community spirit as competitive Longhorns!

FFA Students Brought Home Bronze Prize from National Competition

The 95th National FFA Convention & Expo was held in Indianapolis at the end of October, and a group of Battle Mountain FFA students competed in various events. 

Braxton Nield, Asher Bundrock, and Sean Bengoa competed as a team in the Marketing Plan Career Development Event, and brought home a Bronze Award!

This team developed and presented a marketing plan that focused on the introduction of a new product, supply, or service for the agricultural industry.
The Battle Mountain FFA is grateful for the support of Lander County in supporting their ability to compete in this event!

Stay up-to-date with what our FFA students are doing by following their Facebook page here.

BMHS Leadership & Student Council Raffle

There's still time to participate in the BMHS Leadership & Student Council Adopt A Family raffle!

Please contact us if you would like to purchase raffle tickets or make a donation.

Innovative Flood Awareness Education Resources

New educational materials to go along with the Humboldt River Story Map will soon be made available to county schools. Intended for middle school students, these new materials open the door for classrooms to delve into the historical flood events that profoundly impacted local communities.
While the Story Map outlines the history of flooding along the Humboldt River, the new classroom lessons will help students further explore local stories and have an opportunity to come up with their own solutions and improvements to infrastructure in their watershed. The Nevada Division of Water Resources, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Sierra Nevada Journeys partnered together to create these interactive resources in hopes that we remember the dramatic events that shaped our past and engage youth to be a part of tomorrow’s solutions.

Lander County Public Surplus Sale

Lander County Public Surplus Sale Now Active!

Go to:
OR Download the APP

Once on the website, on the right side you will see “browse auctions within area”.
On Region select Nevada,
and on Agency select Lander County to see what we have posted for auction in Lander County.

We will continue to add items.

Lander County Community Health Services

Lander County Community Health

Services Offered:
Routine Immunizations, Preventive Health Checks, School Physicals, Women’s Health Services, Vitamin D Testing, STI Testing & Treatment

Call For Appointment: 775-635-2386

825 N. 2nd St., Battle Mountain, NV

Hours of Operation:
Mon. - Thurs., 8am-5pm

UPDATE: Battle Mountain Emergency Department Entrance

Battle Mountain General Hospital will open the temporary Emergency Department Entrance beginning on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

As we move into the next phase of the expansion, relocating the ED patient entrance will facilitate construction of BMGH's updated Emergency Department with additional rooms. Please note that beginning Wednesday, December 7, 2022 the Humboldt Street entrance will be closed off and Emergency Department parking will now be located off Palmer Street in the back of the hospital and the newly constructed temporary public entrance will be used for patient access (Temporary Entry on the map).

This is only for the Emergency Department access.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to complete construction as safely and quickly as possible.

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Newsletter is Available Online

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest 2022 Summer/Winter Newsletter is now available. It can be accessed here.

Customers: How to Participate in the Shop Local Program

Visit the Battle Mountain Chamber of Commerce Facebook page to learn about prizes and more here. Please feel free to contact the Chamber at 775-635-8245 with any questions.
Lander County is undergoing extensive community development and we’re excited to report on the fruit of our collective efforts in making Central Nevada an exceptional place to call home!

Retaining Wall at Austin Visitor’s Center

This project was completed in 2020 and included a 40 feet of gravity block wall with 2’x2’x6’ concrete blocks stacked four blocks high, 4-inch sub-grade perforated PVC drain pipe that daylights near the bottom of the slope, additional rock material on the face of the fill slope, and compacted fill behind the wall to the existing asphalt road.

New Chlorination Station and Lower Booster Pump Replacement in Austin

In 2022, this project was in the design stage, and the plans include a new solar-powered chlorination station at the 260,000-gallon water storage tank located at the fairgrounds, along with the replacement of the horizontal booster pumps with vertical in-line booster pumps. Improvement plans are based on maintenance issues.

New Well in Kingston

In 2022, this project was in the design stage, and the plans include a new groundwater well and pumping station to serve as a redundancy supply source for the Kingston water system.

Lander County Commissioner Meeting Takeaways 

Dec. 6th Meeting
Meeting Packet
Meeting Video
  • A contract was approved between AM Engineering and Lander County. Bert Ramos thanked Aaron Martinez for the amazing work he continually does, which often decreases demand for his continued services. Projects completed over the last year can be found in the meeting packet on pps. 147-150.
  • An update from Dr. Robin Willcourt with the Lander County Health Center regarding current respiratory illnesses prevalent in the community. What has been reported by national health experts has shown to be contrary to widespread data, and we have been terribly let down by those we’ve trusted for guidance. Jobs were shredded, economy devastated, children were negatively impacted, and division in society was heightened. Misinformation and untruths proclaiming that COVID vaccines will prevent virus spread and deaths continue, while currently 96% of hospitalizations and mortality rates are arising from those who have undergone repeated doses of COVID vaccines. There’s an increase of excessive deaths worldwide. With the prevalence of Flu A & B strains, RSV, and COVID present in Lander County, Dr. Willcourt emphasized that the FLCCC protocol has proven effective in reducing deaths by 80%, and that his office will prescribe ivermectin. Lander residents can equip themselves with the information and supplements so that people do not die needlessly. Dr. Willcourt’s presentation notes are available on pp. 545-549 of the meeting packet. Dr. Willcourt stated that the FLCCC protocols have been shown effective as treatment for all respiratory diseases. FLCCC protocols are available here. 
  • Bobby Jones, Outdoor Connection Coordinator with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, reported the results of a relevancy survey sharing the economic impact of hunting in Lander County. Outdoor recreation is important for mental and physical health, and studies have found that those who spend 6 or more hours outside are healthier on average. Half of young adults will not travel more than 30 miles to visit a park or natural area. That being said, hunting is a major outdoor activity in Lander County, with $4 million of annual expenditures occurring in the county. In 2020, the economic effects of big game hunting totaled $2,070,805 in Lander County. The reports that Mr. Jones submitted are available on pp. 161-501.

Current County Job Openings 

  • Legal Assistant (Eleventh Judicial District Court)
  • Driver/Dishwasher - Austin, NV
Lander County Job Postings, Descriptions, and Applications are available here

Opportunity: Current Lander County Advisory Board Committee Vacancies 

The Board of Lander County Commissioners is seeking applications from enthusiastic, civic-minded persons to serve on various Lander County Advisory Boards. To be considered, the Board requires a letter explaining the individual’s interest and qualifications for serving on the board. Listed below are the available boards:
  • L.C. Debt Management Commission  - 1 Vacancy, 2 Yr. Term
  • Battle Mountain Livestock Events Center Board - 3 Vacancies, 2 Yr. Term
  • L.C. Public Land Use Advisory Planning Comm. - 1 Vacancy, 2 Yr. Term
  • Austin Airport Advisory Board - 1 Vacancy, 2 Yr. Term
  • L.C. Planning Commission - 2 Vacancies, 4 Yr. Term
  • L.C. Economic Development Auth. (LEDA) - 2 Vacancies, 2 Yr. Term
  • Regional Transportation Commission - 1 Vacancy, 2 Yr. Term
Please note: It is the policy of the Lander County Commissioners to require that all meetings conducted by the various boards be held in accordance with the “Nevada Open Meeting Law”. Meeting agendas are posted by the Board Secretaries with copies of the minutes and agendas to be placed on file with the Lander County Clerk.

Submit applications/letters to County Manager Bert Ramos, at 50 State Route 305, Battle Mountain, NV, 89820. Applications/letters will be accepted in the Administration Office until positions are filled. For further information concerning appointment, contact the Administration Office at (775) 635-2885.

Opportunity: LCCD Noxious Weed & Pest Control Cost Share Program

Lander County Conservation District
Noxious Weed and Pest Control Cost Share Program and Range Improvement Opportunities

We would like to inform private landowners of the cost sharing opportunities available to control and manage noxious weeds and pests and other range improvements on private lands.
The Lander County Conservation District uses our ability to act as grantees or subgrantees to administer conservation funding as it is made available.

Private land owners/lessees can receive up to a 50% cost share with a maximum of $1,000 per calendar year in reimbursements for the purchase of herbicide(s), pesticide(s), or bait traps for the control and/or eradication of noxious weeds (identification manuals available at LCCD office), rodents (gophers/ground squirrels), and pests (mormon crickets/grasshoppers). 

Please contact the office at 815 North 2nd Street in Battle Mountain, check out our website at or call Anna at 775.455.2731 for more information about our programs, funding opportunities and application information. Funding is available to residents of Lander County and can only be used on private land in Lander County. 

Battle Mountain General Hospital 

  • Registered Nurse
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
Battle Mountain General Hospital Postings, Descriptions, and Applications are available here

Lander County School District

  • Bus Route Driver (general)
  • Adult Ed Director
  • Austin Maintenance
Lander County School District Postings, Descriptions, and Applications are available here.

Lander County Senior Center

  • Driver/Dishwasher
    Austin, Nevada
    $17.33– 19 hours or less per week/no benefits
    The successful applicant is responsible for packaging, transporting, and delivery of meals to qualified homebound participants, and performing kitchen-related duties as necessary.  Position requires a valid Nevada Driver’s License, graduation from High School or equivalent and completion and passing of a mandatory background check. 

    Must submit a completed County application form and signed Job Description to the Lander County Human Resource, 50 State Route 305, Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820 by 4:00 p.m. on December 23, 2022. Applications and job descriptions are available at Lander County Administration Office, and the Lander County Court House in Austin, Nevada. If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Macdonald at or 775-635-1344. Lander County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lander County Rec. Center Open Gym Volleyball

Come Get Your Volley On!

The Rec. Center gym is open for volleyball weekly!

Cost: $1 per person
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Lander County Rec. Center

BMHS Spirit Week: Dec. 19-22

Mon., Dec. 19th: Pancakes & PJ's
Tues., Dec. 20th: Color War
(Upperclass: Red or Green, Lowerclass: Blue or White)
Wed., Dec. 21st: Comfy Clothes or Fluffy Socks
Thurs., Dec. 22nd: Ugly Sweater Day

Battle Mountain Library Adult Workshop

Need a last minute gift or a unique décor piece?

Join us for another adult workshop at the library!

When: Dec. 19th
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Battle Mountain Library

Space is limited, register by stopping by the library or calling 775-635-2534.

Agape Hospice & Palliative Care Quilt Raffle

Quilt Raffle

Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 3 for $10
Questions, call: 455-6015

Drawing will take place on April 9, 2023.

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