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Mosquito Spraying
The mosquito spraying for June 22 has been cancelled. It has been moved to Saturday June 24, depending on weather conditions. 

Carlin Equestrian Park 1st Annual Family Rodeo
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Admission: $10 per adult.
Kids 10 & under are FREE! 

Carlin's Old Fashioned Fourth of July
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Come join us for a fun filled Fourth of July celebration. 

  • 7 a.m. Poker Walk at the Carlin City Park
  • 9 a.m. Parade Line-up at Scott's Market
  • 10:00 a.m. The Parade starts. The theme this year is "Working Together Making Carlin Better".
  • 11:00 a.m. Presentation of Colors at the Carlin City Park.
  • 11:00 a.m. Cake Walk. 
  • Bingo, Kid's Games, Bounce House, and Water Slide at the Carlin City Park throughout the day.
  • Fire Works start after dusk.  

The Poker Walk costs $7.00 and prizes will be given out for the Highest Hand, Most Patriotic Walker, Oldest, and Youngest. 

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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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