The Lincoln County Community Action Team has released their events calendar for the remainder of 2015.
With a number of activities LCAT is promoting, the summer and fall look to be an enjoyable time.
LCAT is not organizing all the events, but they are seeking to build interest and participation.
The first event is the Free Fishing Day and Kids Derby this Saturday at Echo
Canyon sponsored by the Nevada State Parks.
Marcia Hurd, LCAT president, said a fashion show in Pioche, also this Saturday, is to benefit renovation of the historic 1873 Masonic St. John Lodge building in Pioche. “The enthusiasm for the town of Pioche by these people and the historical significance of some of these older buildings is what is driving them for this and other fund raisers.”
The event calendar is available on the LCAT website, www.lincolncountynevada.com. “The website is there to assist people with staying in tune with what events are happening,” she said.
The state parks also sponsor the Gravel Grinder off-road mountain bike ride at Beaver Dam State Park June 20, then Oct. 10, the Park-to-Park Pedal Extreme Nevada 100.
Dawn Andone of Cathedral Gorge State Park, recently accepted several awards from the Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board for “demonstrating significant efforts in improving bicycling and pedestrian events.” Hurd said, “These are kind of a big deal for us. We keep increasing riders each year, and as these have been the first such events in the state, now people are starting to ask questions and mimic some of that and learn from what Lincoln County has done.”
The Park-to-Park Pedal has over 200 riders and a person can choose between a 40, 60, or 100 mile ride. “It’s not a race,” Hurd said, “but a pleasant day for riders and their families.” It all starts and finishes at Kershaw-Ryan State Park.
Traditional 4th of July celebrations will be held in Caliente and Alamo. The County Fair and Rodeo will be in Panaca Aug. 6 – 8.
Hurd said the county fair and rodeo are coming up with some new events this year, including one event for herding dogs.
A new committee, under the leadership of Christy Blood and Kristina Lloyd, is planning the Labor Day celebration in Pioche Sept. 4-7. Hurd said, “An Old West shootout, a couple of different poker run ideas and other interesting events are in the works.”
Hurd said LCAT tries to keep their website as up-to-date and current as possible.