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The City of Carlin, Nevada Makes Progress in Debris Removal Operations After Heavy Snow Event

November 8, 2015
David Jones, City Manager
City of Carlin
151 South 8th Street
Carlin, NV 89822


 The City of Carlin, Nevada Makes Progress in Debris Removal Operations  After Heavy Snow Event

            On November 2nd and 3rd , 2015, the City of Carlin, Nevada experienced an early season snow storm that dropped 8 to 10 inches of unusually wet and heavy snow on the community.  The effect of the heavy snow on trees in Carlin that still had autumn foliage caused limb breakage and felled trees on powerlines and roads throughout the City. 

             The City Manager, City Departments and the Carlin Volunteer Fire Department established an incident command to manage the event, and with the help of city workers, Nevada Division of Emergency Management, NDF inmate crews, tree cutting services, and a host of volunteers, to date have cleared 80% of the roads and public areas in the community.  Incident Command is still continuing to address problem areas and picking up debris cleared from private residences.  City crews will continue to pick up debris piles through Friday, November 13th.

            The City Staff will be working with the State Technical Assistance Response Team (START) starting Thursday of this week to determine the amount of damage to public infrastructure as well as attempting to determine private property damage following state and FEMA damage assessment criteria.  The START team members talk to as many residents as possible to ensure detailed assessments are made. Even when the damage may not seem apparent, the team is looking for all types and signs of damage, such as, damaged roofs and damage to doors and windows. Along with assessing the damages that affected individuals within a community, START will also assess the impact of the incident on public infrastructure. The goal is to complete the assessments efficiently and thoroughly to ensure the teams have captured the total impact to the communities and determine if it meets the federal threshold for federal funding. 

 The City of Carlin wants to make its community members aware of the following:

 If you are out working on your property, please be aware of overhead snagged branches which may become a falling hazard.  Also, please wear personal protective equipment, such as eye protection, a hard hat, leather gloves and leg protection while using chain saws.  Citizen safety is our number one priority.

  • If you want to help your neighbors, please register at the Carlin Fire Station.  You will be put into teams and assigned areas where you are needed the most.
  • If you are cleaning up your property, place the debris in neat piles by your curb.  City workers will continue to pick up the piles until this Friday.

For general information about the clean-up effort you may go to the City of Carlin website at or call the City Manager, David Jones at (775) 754-6354.
                            If you have an emergency, please call 911.

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East Bound Train at 4th Street
Carlin is a small community located in northeast Nevada, 23 miles west of Elko and is situated along Interstate 80. Carlin's city limits encompass 9.0 square miles with a residential population of 2,851. The City's responsibilities and structure are outlined in the City Charter adopted in 1971. The developed portion of the City of Carlin covers roughly one-half square mile and is located near the center of the nine square miles which make up the jurisdictional area of the city. Approximately 75% of the land within the city limit lies north of the Humboldt River with the remaining 25% south of the River. Important tributaries to the Humboldt River which flow through the city are Maggie Creek and Mary's Creek. The two creeks generally serve as the east and west boundaries of the City.

Carlin has been a pioneering area throughout its history. It sits astride the California Trail and saw thousands of settlers pass through during the westward expansion. (Note - the Donner Party passed through the area on their way to California)

It was also a major part of the railroad pioneering expansion across the continent and for many years was a main stop on the Southern Pacific route, with maintenance shops, crew quarters ad ice houses based in Carlin's railroad yard.

Today Carlin has entered a new pioneering era. It is significant as the gateway to the world's largest gold mines. Mining became a major employment base in the early 1960's with the development of the area commonly known as the Carlin Trend. The Carlin Trend boasts two of the largest open pit gold mines in the world, processing approximately 3 million ounces of ore annually. The Newmont Gold Quarry site is visible from the Interstate and the northern slopes of the City. 

Within minutes of Major Shopping, Fine Dining, Gaming, Shows and all amenities, the City of Carlin has maintained a small town atmosphere and quality of life.

Tenative CBA Between City of Carlin and Operating Engineers Local 3

The City of Carlin is an equal oppertunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at .

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