DATE: November 23, 2005
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2006-11
PROGRESS CONTINUES ON CALIFORNIA TRAIL CENTER
The California National Historic Trail Interpretive Center project moved a step closer this week with the completion of the water well for the facility.
“The first utilities needed at the site are now completed,” said BLM California Trail Center Director Dave Jamiel. “Anderson Drilling of Winnemucca, Nevada, drilled and completed a 282-foot deep well and now we’ve got good water.”
“This past summer Elko County completed phase one of the access road into the site from the Hunter Exit on I-80. We’re 99 percent done with the review of the Trail Center’s blueprints and we expect to go to bid for construction in a few weeks as soon as the Transportation Bill is signed by the President. We’re making good progress,” Jamiel added.
BLM Elko Field Manager Helen Hankins commented, “The Trail Center has been a grass roots citizens-initiated project since its beginning and we want the public to stay involved.”
For more information about the California Trail Interpretive Center, contact David Jamiel at the BLM Elko Field Office (775) 753-0213.