Governor Sisolak Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Inauguration with Three-Day Tour of Rural Nevada

CARSON CITY, NV - January 07, 2020

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the one-year anniversary of his inauguration as Nevada’s 30th Governor. Prior to his inauguration in January 2019, the Governor and First Lady Kathy Sisolak embarked on a multi-day tour on his way to Carson City, making stops in numerous rural Nevada towns along the way. To celebrate his one-year anniversary and the enlightening tour of rural Nevada that preceded it, the Governor and the First Lady took part in a north-south tour from Carson City to Las Vegas.

Over the past weekend, the Governor and the First Lady spent three days driving hundreds of miles visiting businesses, government and law enforcement facilities, state parks, museums, schools, non-profits, and meeting with local government and tribal government officials and staff, business proprietors, and residents throughout rural Nevada. After attending the Nevada Army National Guard Mobilization event in Reno on Friday morning, the Governor traveled to Fallon, Austin, Ely, Pioche, Panaca, Caliente, and Alamo.

“Kathy and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the first year in office than by visiting with our fellow Nevadans and exploring some of the towns and areas throughout Central and Eastern Nevada that make the Silver State great,” Governor Sisolak said. “From Fallon, to Ely, to Alamo, it was truly humbling to reflect on the past year and meet with leaders and citizens in Nevada to discuss our promising future. On behalf of myself, the First Lady, and our family, we want to thank the Cabinet, all of the incredible state workers, and the citizens of the great State of Nevada for allowing me to serve. It has been the honor of my life, and I will continue doing all I can to make you proud.”

You will find highlights from the Governor’s trip below (press are permitted to use any of the below pictures). Please check the Governor’s Twitter account for more tweets and pictures from his many stops through rural Nevada.

You will find highlights from the Governor’s trip below (press are permitted to use any of the below pictures). Please check the Governor’s Twitter account for more tweets and pictures from his many stops through rural Nevada.

Friday, January 3rd

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It was great touring Desert Oasis Teff & Grain, a family-owned, vertically integrated business in Fallon. Their seed is grown, cleaned, & packaged right here in Fallon, & they work with @NVAgriculture's global trade team to find exporting opportunities.  TY to owner John Getto@
Owner John Getto & Staf; Governor Steve Sisolak; First Lady Kathy Sisolak
(PICTURED: Desert Oasis Owner John Getto & Staf; Governor Steve Sisolak; First Lady Kathy Sisolak)

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Governor Sisolak Twitter check mark @GovSisolak - Jan 3
It was great joining Churchill County commissioners on my visit to the Veteran Service Officer office in Fallon and learning about the needs of our rural veterans. Thank you to @NVDeptVeterans, Director Kat Miller, & VSO Tammy Mason for all your hard work helping our Vets.  Veteran Service Office – Fallon
Churchill County Commissioners with Governor & First Lady Sisolak
(PICTURED: Churchill County Commissioner Harry “Bus” Scharmann, Churchill County Commissioner Carl Erquiaga Governor Steve Sisolak, First Lady Kathy Sisolak, Veteran Service Officer Tammy Mason, NVDS Director Kat Miller)

Saturday, January 4th

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TY to @NevadaDOC Director Daniels, Warden Gittere, & Ely State Prison staff for giving me a tour of NV's only maximum-security prison. It was great learning about the prison's vocation & education programs that help prepare individuals for successful reintegration.
Ely Prison Corrections Officers & Governor Steve Sisolak
(PICTURED: Ely Prison Corrections Officers & Governor Steve Sisolak)

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Governor Sisolak Twitter check mark @GovSisolak - Jan 4
It was a pleasure joining DA Wheable, Sen. Goicoechea, Assm. @EllisonAD33, & local judges for a tour of the historic #WhitePine County Courthouse (est. 1908) & the site of a new courthouse that will be built with the help of funding passed during the 2019 #nvleg session!
White Pine County
(Pictured From Left to Right: Assm. John Ellison; Honorable Steve Dobrescu; First Lady Kathy Sisolak; Governor Steve Sisolak; White Pine County District Attorney Mike Wheable; Sen. Pete Goicoechea; County Finance Director Elizabeth Frances; Honorable Gary Fairman)

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I enjoyed my tours of the NV Northern Railway (@NNRy1) & East Ely Railroad Depot Museums with Mayor Robertson and Caroline McIntosh.  Make sure to add Ely, NV to your 2020 travel list and visit @TravelNevada for all the best stops! elyrailroadmuseum.org
Railroad Museums
(PICTURED From Left to Right: Executive Director at NV Northern Railway Museum Mark Bassett; Governor Steve Sisolak; First Lady Kathy Sisolak; Ely Mayor Nathan Robertson)

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It was great touring White Pine Middle School & meeting local Nevadans who care so much about our students.  TY to Supt. Adam Young for showing me around & providing insight on your district, & TY to @NVSupt Ebert for her work on the 21st century grant & with the Boys & Girls Club.
White Pine Middle School
(PICTURED: Governor Steve Sisolak, two children from White Pine Middle School)

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It was wonderful being able to visit the Ely home in which Kathy's family was living when she was born.  Her family would later move to Las Vega, but Ely will always hold a special place in her heart.
Governor and First Lady Sisolak at Kathy's childhood home in Ely, NV
(PICTURED: Governor Steve Sisolak & First Lady Kathy Sisolak)

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Governor Sisolak Twitter check mark @GovSisolak - Jan 4
Art serves as inspiration for our communities & it's great to see that reflected at the #ElyArtBank. This awesome building was converted from a bank into an art gallery & cultural center that houses the work of local artists.  The First Lady is a huge fan! TY for the lovely toast! Ely Art Bank
Ely Art Bank
(PICTURED: Caroline McIntosh; Donna Bath; Irene & John Chachas, Community Members; Liz Woolsey, Board Member of White Pine Main Street; James Woolsey, Superintendent of Great Basin National Park; Julie Gianoli, Treasurer of White Pine Main Street; Governor Steve Sisolak; First Lady Kathy Sisolak; Ely Mayor Nathan Robertson)

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The First Lady and I were honored to visit the Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada and meet with Chairwoman Buckner, Council Member Dumont, and others.  TY to @NVIC_gov Directory Stacey Montooth for joining us and leading efforts to ensure Nevada's tribal communities are well-represented. 
Ely Shoshone Tribe
(PICTURED From Left to Right: Executive Director of the Nevada Indian Commission, Stacey Montooth; First Lady Kathy Sisolak; Governor Steve Sisolak; Hawk Dumont, Council Member Ely Shoshone Tribal Nation; Diane Buckner, Chairwoman Ely Shoshone Tribal Nation)

Sunday, January 5th

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It was great stopping by Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park.  Built in the 1870s, the Ovens are some of the best-preserved kilns in the U.S. Created to support mining, they later sheltered travelers & bandits! Today, visitors enjoy camping, hiking, & wildlife viewing!
(PICTURED: Steve Gray, Park Supervisor; Jared Rozich, Park Ranger; Governor Steve Sisolak; First Lady Kathy Sisolak)
(PICTURED: Steve Gray, Park Supervisor; Jared Rozich, Park Ranger; Governor Steve Sisolak; First Lady Kathy Sisolak)

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Governor Sisolak Twitter check mark @GovSisolak - Jan 5
It was facinating visiting the Boot Hill Cemetery in Pioche, NV.  Now used as a modern-day burial ground, this 1870's-era cemetery was used to lay to rest those who fell victim to the violent ways of the town.  Many of whom were buried still wereing their boots, as the name suggests.
Boot Hill Cemetery Pioche, NV
(PICTURED:  Governor Steve & First Lady Kathy Sisolak)

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We also visited the famous "Million Dollar Courthouse" in Pioche - known for ballooning in cost from $26,400 to almost $1 million over the course of 40 years! Old Lincoln County Court House – “Million Dollar Courthouse”
Old Lincoln County Court House – “Million Dollar Courthouse”
(PICTURED:Governor Steve & First Lady Kathy Sisolak)

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One of the most awe-inspiring places in all of NV: Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada's so-called "best-kept secret." Between the rocks, canyons, and prime camping spots, this is a great place to spend a few days to unwind and take in the beautiful scenery of our great State.
Cathedral Gorge State Park
(PICTURED: Park Rangers Dawn and Shaylen; Governor Steve Sisolak; First Lady Kathy Sisolak)

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Governor Sisolak Twitter check mark @GovSisolak - Jan 5
Last stop of the day: the Alamo Annex in Lincoln County, which includes a courthouse and a @NHPNorthernCom sub-station.  Thanks to Trooper Free for the warm welcome!
Lincoln County Alamo Annex
(PICTURED:Governor Steve Sisolak)

Please check the Governor’s Twitter account for more tweets and pictures from his many stops through rural Nevada from 1/3 – 1/5.

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