weather icon Clear

Goldfield Days returns on Friday

Goldfield Days and the land auction returns to Esmeralda County this year after being canceled due to the pandemic the previous year. The town will celebrate its 20th annual event this year.

With that, people can expect another year of food, fun and entertainment. The three-day event will get underway on Friday, Aug. 6, where hundreds typically fill Crook Avenue, Goldfield’s main drag.

Bill Beltz of the Goldfield Chamber of Commerce states, “Goldfield Days has always been a real hoot with everyone who has attended, so after missing last year, we’re hoping this year will be as much fun as previous ones.”

Attendees can expect music, dancing, vendors and food, as well as a chili cook-off.

Organizers are also thinking about safety. Beltz said, “As our activities/events are outside, we are going to show the world how to safely have a great time.”

Beltz said about 500-1,500 people are expected for this year’s festivities.

“We want to share our little town and rich history with all our guests and have them leaving with a big smile on their face and perhaps some prizes in their pockets with the hope they will come back to visit,” Beltz said.

As part of the festivities, there will be tours of the Goldfield Hotel and of the high school.

Attendees can also grab a raffle ticket for $1. Several prizes are available for this year’s event: meals, gift certificates and the grand prize of a one-ounce gold bar. Raffle tickets can be purchased during or prior to the celebration getting underway at the chamber’s office at 165 Crook Ave.

Some of the main events will occur on Saturday, Aug. 7, such as the parade and land auction. The parade gets underway at 10 a.m.

The land auction will begin at 1 p.m., at the Esmeralda County courthouse at 233 Crook Ave. The auction will be broadcast live on KGFN 89.1 FM.

Twenty-seven parcels are listed on Esmeralda County’s website for 2021. In addition, five mining claims will be auctioned off.

For a full list of parcels, mining claims and other items, head to https://tinyurl.com/drr4nud7

For more information on signing up or getting raffle tickets, go to the Goldfield Chamber of Commerce’s website at GoldfieldNevada.org or call 775-485-3560 or 775-553-8131.

Contact reporter Jeffrey Meehan at jmeehan@pvtimes.com

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
150 Afghan refugees headed for Nevada

California and Texas will host the most refugees from Afghanistan, as the Biden administration works to settle about 65,000 people from the war-torn country.

Mount Charleston Lodge ‘lost’ to early morning fire

The A-frame building that has long been a favored escape from the heat for Las Vegas locals replaced the previous lodge, which was destroyed by fire in 1961.

20th Anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks marked in Pahrump

It was an emotional morning at the First Responders Reflection Area in Pahrump when members of the Rotary Club of the Pahrump Valley and the local community gathered together in remembrance of one of the most tragic moments in American history, the terrorist attacks that had the entire country frozen with horror on Sept. 11, 2001.

Nevada Recovers Listening Tour coming to Pahrump

Early last month, the Nevada governor’s office and Nevada treasurer’s office kicked off the Nevada Recovers Listening Tour, a 75-day calendar of trips to communities all across the Silver State geared toward gathering public input on how the state can best use the billions of dollars that are pouring into its coffers as a result of the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, better known as the ARPA.

VA encouraging veterans to get an annual flu shot

As the autumn season arrives next week, officials at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System are encouraging all veterans to get their vaccination for the influenza virus.

Crash shuts down the main thoroughfare

One person was transported to Desert View Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 14, following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Pahrump Valley Boulevard and Bourbon Street.

AG Ford rejects Texas abortion ban

The state of Nevada has joined more than 20 other states in opposing Texas’ law banning abortions after six weeks.

County opens applications for financial analysts to work on ARPA grants

Last week, the Nye County Commission gave the green light to the Nye County Finance Department to hire two new staff members who will focus on assisting with the administration of the $9 million the county is receiving in American Rescue Plan Act funding and the application process for those hoping to fill one of those positions was officially opened on Friday, Sept. 10.