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Senior Center Board of Directors - Notice of Board Opening
The Carlin Open Door Senior Citizens' Center is currently taking letters of interest for Members of the Board of Directors. 

Candidate must be 60 years old or older for this position. 

Members must be able to attend board meetings held at 9:00 a.m. the first Thursday of each month and be a registered member of the Senior Center. 

All those that would like to be considered, please submit a letter of interest to the Carlin Open Door Senior Citizens' Center at 320 Chestnut Street or PO BOX 123, Carlin, NV 89822. 

More information may be obtained by calling 754-6465.

Please have all letters in by Thursday, May 19, 2017.

Senior Center Flea Market & Rummage Sale
Come join us on June 3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Carlin Senior Center for our Flea Market & Rummage Sale. It is $10.00 if you would like to rent a table. Call 775-754-6465 for more information or if you would like to rent a table.

Carlin Volunteer Fire Department's 10th Annual Spring Fling
  • May 20, 2017 at the Carlin Volunteer Fire Department
  • Please join us for a fun filled night.
  • The night will kick off with a social hour starting at 4:30 p.m.
  • Followed by a Barbecue Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
  •  There will be an auction and raffle.
  • Get your tickets today!!!
Tickets can be purchased from any Carlin Volunteer Fire Department member, Carlin Volunteer Department 121 Hamilton Street and in Elko at Ruby Mountain, located on 10th and Silver Street.
  • Dinner tickets are $15.00 each.
  • Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00.
  • Gun Raffle $5.00 each or 6 for $25.00
  • Harley Davidson Raffle $100.00 each

All proceeds go to finishing the Fire Station!!
For more information, please contact:
Carlin Volunteer Fire Department at 775-754-6969 or 
Nancy Abrams at 775-299-1835.


Open Burning Resumes October 1st
A burn permit is required in the City Limits of Carlin for any open burning. You can obtain a burn permit by contacting the Fire Department at 775-754-6969 or by stopping at 121 Hamilton Street.  Business Hours are Sunday thru Thursday,
8 am to 5 pm unless on a fire or ambulance call.    

Burning hours will be from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m and all burning must be completed by 2:00 p.m. The county advises residents to notify Central Dispatch prior to burning, and follow these instructions.

  • Open burning is restricted to natural vegetation only, no construction materials.
  • Do not burn if it is windy.
  • Do not leave fire unattended for any reason.
  • No open burning after dark.
  • An adult must be present at the burn site.
  • Keep a water hose or water source available. 
  • Keep piles small, no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet.
  • Extinguish all piles completely when done.
  • Keep a 30-foot clearance around the burn area.
If you have any questions regarding controlled burning, please contact the Elko County Fire Protection District at 738-9960.

2015 City of Carlin Annual Quality Water Report

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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.

The City of Carlin is an equal opportunity 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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