Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tonopah Muckers Football Team Headed To State Championship!

The Tonopah Muckers will be playing Pahranagat Valley High School on Saturday November 22, 2008 at the Arbor View High School in Las Vegas for the State Championship.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Longest Auto Race Centennial

Nov. 2 Join us at the Tonopah Convention Center at 7 p.m. when Jeff Mahl gives a live, first person presentation “Bandits, Guns and Automobiles.” Jeff Mahl takes you back to the turn of the last century for this incredible adventure, just as he heard the saga from his great-grandfather George Schuster, Sr., driver and winner of the Great Auto Race of 1908. Come learn why Tonopah played such an important role in George Schuster’s winning of the race in the 1907 Thomas Flyer.

Admission is free and donations benefit the Tonopah Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about Jeff’s presentation and the Great Auto Race of 1908, please visit the website at

Nov. 3 Join us to watch the arrival of the vintage cars participating in the Longest Auto Race Centennial as they re-create the original New York – San Francisco route from the Great Auto Race of 1908. This will be the only re-enactment of the race route in the centennial year.

For more information about the Longest Auto Race Centennial, please visit the website at


Thursday, August 21, 2008

August 25th Farmers Market

Come on out this coming Monday and enjoy not only some of our faithful vendors who have previously been with us, but a new vendor friend, as well.

Welcome to Tera Boscovich, licensed massage therapist, who will be doing 20 minute massages for only $15 at the Farmers Market this Monday.

Don't forget to stop by the Information booth to purchase your copy of the Tonopah Farmers Market canvas totebag with our new logo imprinted for only $3.00. What a great way to go green by using this bag as your shopping bag! They also make thoughtful gifts, as well.

The produce currently sold at the Tonopah Farmers Market is organic. What does that mean? It means that not only are chemical sprays, additives, etc. prohibited, but the growers also employ IPM, integrated pest management, as well as insure the use of organic soil ammendments and composting practices.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Tonopah Farmers Market

Tonopah Farmers Market News
The Tonopah Farmers Market is constantly growing! Come on out this coming Monday and enjoy not only some of our faithful vendors who have previously been with us, but also some new vendor friends, as well.

Welcome to Toni from Newhaven by Lorenzo, the Tonopah Senior Center and Joni who makes wonderfully refreshing organic body products!

Don't forget to stop by the Information booth to purchase your copy of the Tonopah Farmers Market canvas totebag with our new logo imprinted for only $3.00. What a great way to go green by using this bag as your shopping bag! They also make thoughtful gifts, as well.

Where does YOUR food come from?
There are lots of good reasons to buy local:
You'll get exceptional taste and freshness, strengthen your local economy, support endangered family farms, safeguard your family's health, and protect the environment.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Come Celebrate an Old Fashioned 4th of July! Sponsored by 4 R KIDS - 2008

ROCKETS LAUNCH: Sponsored by 4-H - New Program
At Logan Field 8:30-9:30 a.m.
All rocket launchers MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Bring your own rockets.

Sign-ups beginning at 10 a.m. at the Best Western parking lot/gazebo.
Parade starts at 10:30 a.m.
Groups are divided by categories (bikes, trikes, walking, floats, motorized, equestrian, etc.).
Decoration for bikes, etc. will be available for participants if needed.
Parade led by Boy Scout Troop #17.

FLAG RAISING: Fire Dept - Main St.
10:30 a.m.; parade will immediately follow.
Flag Ceremony by Tonopah Volunteer Fire Dept.

LUNCH: Fundraiser sponsored by the Class of 2013
Barsanti Park
11 :30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (immediately following parade)

SWIMMING EVENTS: Tonopah Public Swimming Pool
12:00 'til done - Categorized by age

HORSESHOES: High Desert Showdown / "Sanction /
Jackpot Horseshoe Tournament"
Sign-ups at 11 a.m. at the Joe Friel Sports Complex Horseshoe Pits
Pitching starts at 1:00 p.m. until?
All ages welcome to participate

CONCESSIONS: Joe Friel Sports Complex
3:00 p.m. 'til dark

Joe Friel Sports Complex
4:30-5:00 p.m.

BARBECUE: Joe Friel Sports Complex
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Ribs from cook-off will be served for dinner in addition to potato, macaroni and green salad, BBQ beans, dinner roll, drink and homemade pie OR - hot dog(s), salad and drink for the little (and big!) kids. Cost is $6 per adult, $4 for kids and seniors.

LIVE MUSIC: Art Jones Band
Joe Friel Sports Complex

5:00 p.m. 'til dark

FIELD EVENTS: Joe Friel Sports Complex
Starting at 6:00 p.m. until dark
Leg races (sprints), tug of war, 3-legged race, sack race, shoe race, etc.

WATER EVENTS: Joe Friel Sports Complex
6:00-7:00 p.m. (schedule permitting) .
Hosted by the Tonopah Volunteer Fire Department

FIREWORKS: Joe Friel Sports Complex Only*
9:00 p.m. (approximately)
A full hour of fireworks display!
Join us on Field 2 for the best viewing ... Bring your own chairs or, blankets.

CLEAN UP: Joe Friel Sports Complex
Immediately following fireworks
$5.00 to the first 20 kids to sign up and HELP with the clean-up
Details at concession stand

Click Here To View Printable Program of Events

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Business Symposium

The Tonopah Chamber of Commerce along with the Rural Nevada Development Corporation and Nevada Microenterprise Initiative are conducting a Business Symposium June 25th, 2008 at the Convention Center located at 301West Brougher Avenue. This event is being sponsored by Citibank. Brief presentations will begin at 5:00 pm and immediately following there will be representatives from various agencies that can take time to speak with you individually.

The purpose of this symposium is to give existing business owners and potential business start-ups the opportunity to meet with local, state and federal resources that assist business owners in the areas of expansion and start-ups. Joining the Rural Nevada Development Corporation and the Nevada Microenterprise Initiative will be the Nevada Small Business Development Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration, USDA – Rural Development and Nevada State Development Corporation. Come take advantage of these resources coming together in one place for your business needs!

Friday, May 16, 2008

38th Annual Jim Butler Days Celebration!

Jim Butler Days - Memorial Day Weekend
Sponsored by the Tonopah Chamber of Commerce
Visit for downloadable program & information on the events, or call 775-482-3558

Friday, April 18, 2008

Reminder: Tickets for A Night in the Old West

A reminder that tickets for A Night in the Old West are on sale at the TDC ofice at 200 S Main Street. Proceeds will benefit both TDC and the Chamber of Commerce.

The evening will start at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26th with a cash bar, BBQ Rib & Chicken dinner (cooked by our local ELKS) an old west costume contest, silent auction and live entertainment from Cowboy Poet Robert Madole and music from the Peavine Pickers.

Come on out, have a great time and support two organizations vital to the community.
Tickets are only $25 each so call 482-9680, 482-3859 or stop by 200 S Main Street!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

TDC’s Spring Celebration - "A Night in the Old West!"

Join us on April 26th, 2008, 6:00 p.m. at the Tonopah Convention Center for
~A Night in the Old West~

The Tonopah Development Corporations Spring Event includes:
  • Cash Bar & BBQ Dinner

  • Old West Costume Contest

  • Music from the Peavine Pickers

  • Cowboy Poet Robert Madole

  • Silent Auction

Ticket Price - $25.00/ea

For More Information or to Purchase Tickets Contact:

Tonopah Development Corporation
200 S Main Street
P.O. Box 82
Tonopah, Nevada 89049
Phone: 775-482-9680

Friday, February 29, 2008

“The 1908 New York to Paris Automobile Race Around the World”

On Saturday March 22, 2008 The Nevada Boomtown Committee & The Goldfield Historical Society will commemorate the 100 year anniversary of: The 1908 New York to Paris Automobile Race Around the World

(Pictured Above) The Thomas Flyer to become the Winning car of the 1908 New York to Paris Auto Race. Photo in front of the State Bank & Trust Building (Belvada Hotel) Tonopah, NV. Photo from the Central Nevada Historical Society.

Dress up in period costume, come and celebrate the Anniversary of the 1908 arrival of the Thomas Flyer in Tonopah and Goldfield, featuring a photo shoot with John Campbell’s 1910 Runabout Cadillac and other antique vehicles in Tonopah & Goldfield.

Click here for more information on this 100 year celebration.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Valentine's Dinner/Dance Renee Martin - Entertainment

Thurs. Feb. 14th 6:30-9pm Valentine's Dinner/Dance $15/person

Held at: The Tonopah Station upper level banquet room In addition to Dinner, Dancing,"Prom-like" photos, Renee Martin - entertainment

Fri. 2/15, 5:30pm - Sat. 2/16 noon
"Simply Beautiful" SPA Overnight Held at: First Baptist Church of Tonopah, 512 Tonopah Ave., Tonopah, NV. 775-482-3373 For: Adult women and daughters (currently in 6th grade or above) who are accompanied by an adult woman, sorry, no exceptions.

Cost: FREE

Renee Martin will be giving TWO concerts while here.
Saturday, Feb. 16th 6:30-7:30pm & Sunday, Feb. 17th 6:30-7:30pm at First Baptist Church of Tonopah


There will be a nursery provided onsite during the Concerts for children birth - 3 yrs of age.

For more information about any of these events, call: 775-482-3373.

Saturday, January 5, 2008


Severe weather alerts were issued for most of the state yesterday, and several feet of snow fell in the Truckee and Tahoe area. Tonopah was not hit as hard by the storm but we did get some snow.

Looking South

Tonopah is covered in a fresh white blanket this morning.
These photos were taken just before dawn.