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Ruby Mountain Hot Shot Operations Center
Hotshot Crew Operations Center Under Construction

Project: Build an Operations Center on public land adjacent to the BLM Elko District Office.

ARRA Funding Level: $2,277,000


February 2, 2011: $2,272,534 obligated, $2,011,770 spent.

Contracts: A $1,238,493 contract was awarded to URS Group, Inc., of Denver for design and construction of the Operations Center, through a Memorandum of Understanding with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Completion target date: August 1, 2011

Jobs: The project will employ 8-10 contract workers.

Local purchases: Contract workers will purchase lodging, food, fuel and other operational supplies in the Elko area.

Benefits and Needs: The Operations Center will include engine bays for Hotshot Crew carriers, as well as offices, a briefing room, a fitness room and other support facilities.

Background: The Ruby Mountain Hotshot Crew currently has an annual contract for housing with a local hotel.

Foundation pour with lattice work.     Final concrete trowel work with plumbing rough-in.
Foundation pour with lattice work.                          Final concrete trowel work with
                                                                        plumbing rough-in.