Wednesday, December 22, 2010

~Happy Holidays~

May the Christmas season fill your home with joy
your heart with love and your life with laughter.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Nevada Magazine’s 2011 Historical Calendar Now Available

The 2011 Nevada Historical Calendar, produced by Nevada Magazine, is now available for purchase. For more than 30 years, Nevada residents and enthusiasts have enjoyed the award-winning calendar full of photographs from years gone by. It also makes for a great holiday gift.
Click link below for ordering information

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Rotary Club of Tonopah Presents The Chautauqua - "An Evening With Will James" By Glenn Terry AKA Cowboy Poet

"An Evening With Will James"

By Glenn Terry Aka Cowboy Poet
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010
Time: Cocktails At: 6:00 Pm
Steak Dinner With All The Trimmings At: 7:00 Pm
Place: The Belmont Banquet Room, Tonopah Ramada Inn
Cost: $20.00 Per Person In Advance, $25.00 At The Door
For Information Call Bob 775482-7721

Click on the image for pdf flyer

Thursday, September 2, 2010

“End of Summer” Poker Run, to benefit Tonopah Memorial Scholarship

“End of Summer” Poker Run, to benefit Tonopah Memorial Scholarship, starting at Manhattan Bar, Manhattan, 10 a.m.

Raffle Tickets just $5.00 each.

1st $500.00 gift certificate for Scheels
2nd: $250.00 gift certificate for Cabelas
3rd $100.00 gift certificate for Scheels

Visit the Manhattan Bar & Motel Website For More Information

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It’s 50 years!! Come to the Tonopah High School class of 1960 reunion!

When: Saturday August 21, 2010
Where: Jim Butler Park
Tonopah, Nevada
Time: Meet at noon, under the trees.

Arrangements are being made for dinner to be held at the Tonopah Station, downstairs. Dinner options will be steak or chicken and reasonable priced. More information about menu/price will be provided later.

The invitation has been extended to classes 5 years before and after to attend.

Please get out your pictures and stories from the time we were in high school and bring with you, to share. A board will be put up for the pictures.
Click here for more information

Monday, July 5, 2010

Introduction to Blacksmithing Classes at the TONOPAH HISTORIC MINING PARK

With the new Blacksmithing facility at the TONOPAH HISTORIC MINING PARK there is an opportunity for possible blacksmithing classes.  Most western states are offering blacksmithing classes at various levels.  Classes run for two to four days, are very popular and a good way to share some important history.

The first blacksmithing classes will be held at Tonopah on Saturday, August 14 and Sunday August 15, 2010 Click Here For More Information-

Friday, June 18, 2010


Saturday June 26th 10 a.m.
Joe Friel Sports Complex Tonopah, NV
Non sanctioned jackpot tournament
$10 entry fee per person
100% payback plus added purse!
Doubles or singles tourney, or both depending on number of entrants.
Come and pitch on the newly improved courts and enjoy the fun!
For more information call: Frank (Bud)Blazek @ 775-482-7752

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Please Support The Talent Show

Would you please help the Community Youth Advisory Calendar drum up some support for this Thursday's Jim Butler Days Talent Show? CYAC sponsors the event each year, but this year the number of participants is waaaaaay low and CYAC almost canceled the event.

Tonopah and the surrounding communities have so much talent--people just need to be encouraged. Anyone of any age can participate with any type of talent! Jokes, stupid human tricks, singing, dancing--all talent is welcome for this family event.

For more information, contact Deb Cobb. There is no cost to participate and any talented person can show up prior to the show's start and register. The talent show starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Friday, May 7, 2010

40th Annual Jim Butler Days - Schedule Of Events

Wednesday, May 26th
Junior Queen Pageant
King / Queen Coronation: Tonopah Convention Center: 6:00 pm (Dinner Following)

Thursday, May 27th
Talent Show: Tonopah Convention Center: 7:00 pm

Friday, May 28th
Vendor Sales Pocket Park, Main Street: All Day
Street Dance, Live Music By: Nevada Hazzard – At The Pocket Park, Main Street: 7:00 Pm To Midnight
Bartender & Waitress Race Pocket Park, Main Street 8:00pm

Saturday, May 29th
Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast: Elks Lodge 7:00am To 10:00am
Jim Butler Day Parade Lineup: VFW Post 9:00am
Jim Butler Day Parade 10:00am

Following Parade:
Dedication 1905 Mining Mural: Parking Lot Next To Otteson's Turquoise

Following Dedication:
40th Annual Nevada State Mining Championship: Held At The Tonopah Mining Park

Gold Panning: Tonopah Mining Park 10:00am To 3:00pm
Craft Fair- Rock & Bottle Show: Tonopah Convention Center: 10:00am To 4:00pm
Art Show: Held At The Tonopah Convention Center 10:00am To 4:00pm
World War 2 video of glide bomb test at the Tonopah Army Air Corp Base in Tonopah, Nevada Shown At The Central Nevada Museum 11:30am
Cancer Walk: Gazebo On Main Street 1:00pm
Chili Cook-Off: Pocket Park 2:00pm To 5:00pm
Vendor Sales: Pocket Park All Day
CNRA Stock Car Race - Tonopah Speedway 7:00pm
Last Chance Dance, Parade Winners Announced: Tonopah Convention Center 8:00pm To 1:00am

Sunday May 30th
Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast Elks Lodge 8:00am – 11:00am
40th Annual Amateur Mining Events Tonopah Mining Park: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Vendor Sales Pocket Park: All Day
Arm Wrestling Tournament Sign-Up: 1:00 Pm Tonopah Convention Center, Event Starts At 2:00pm
Jim Butler Day Raffle Winners Announced After Wrestling Match

Monday, May 31st
Memorial Day Ceremony Veterans Of Foreign Wars: Tonopah Cemetery 10:00am
Goldfield Cemetery 12:00 Noon
VFW Raffle Drawing At VFW Post 1103 2:00pm

Monday, May 3, 2010

Slain Nye County officer remembered as soldier and family man

The 27-year-old deputy was shot and killed Monday in the parking lot of a Pahrump casino, his second day back at work after a yearlong deployment with the Nevada National Guard.

The staff sergeant with Nevada's 221st Cavalry Wildhorse Squadron survived nine months of combat in Afghanistan only to be killed 27 days after his safe return by a 30-year-old Pahrump man brandishing a rifle.

Continue reading here........

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Deadlines For Jim Butler Days Events

Questions and requests for applications can be directed to Jim Butler Days Chairman Donna Otteson at 482-9889 or

- -Junior Queen Pageant: Deadline for applications is May 14. To get an application, contact Sharie Jackowiak

--Talent show: Sign-up sheets are located in the middle and high school offices. Children and adults of all ages are invited to participate.

--Vendor sales: Tonopah sellers' permits are required for all Jim Butler Days vendors. The business license fee is $15 and an application can be requested from In addition to a permit, applications for vendors are due no later than May 1.

--Bartender and waitress race: Applications are due prior to the event as participants are arranged into brackets. For an application, contact Mary Tisue
--Parade: Participants are encouraged to complete an application prior to the parade. There is no fee to enter the parade. All individuals, bands, equestrians, businesses, high school classes, antique auto owners, community organizations, clubs and political candidates are invited to participate. Local merchants have donated $500 cash prizes for best floats or entries. For more information, contact Parade Chairman Cindy Kaminski 
-- Rock & bottle show: Gem, mineral, jewelry, fossil and bottle vendors are invited to sell their goods. Applications are due no later than May 1. A Tonopah sellers permit is required.

-- Craft fair: Advanced applications are encouraged as tables are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tables cost $20. Applications are available at the Tonopah Times-Bonanza office. Questions can be directed to Bobby Jean Roberts at 482-3365.

--Art show: Anyone 14-19 or 19 and over can participated in the High Desert Art Exhibit. Three divisions are available: fine arts, photography and creative art. Applications are due by May 24. Each entry costs $5.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Celebrate Jim Butler Days and the Nevada State Mining Championships

May 29: Celebrate Jim Butler Days and the Nevada State Mining Championships in Tonopah. Admission to the Tonopah Historic Mining Park will be free for the Nevada State Mining Championships.

Detailed information Will Be Posted Soon!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Book Signing at the Central Nevada Museum

Book Signing at the Central Nevada Museum

February 13, 2010 at 1:00 PM
"Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Southern Nevada"
By Shawn Hall
Arcadia Publishing