Beyond the Headlines: Economic Boom Causing Problems in NE Nevada; And How to Watch the Transit of Venus

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Beyond the Headlines: Economic Boom Causing Problems in NE Nevada; And How to Watch the Transit of Venus

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The thriving economy in Elko and Northeastern Nevada has created many opportunities -- and problems. We'll discuss the so-called opportunity gap. Plus, we'll prepare you to watch the planet Venus' rare transit across the sun.

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With Nevada's economy struggling the last few years, it's often easy to forget there's one part of the state that's thriving. Elko and the surrounding areas of Northeastern Nevada have seen a boom in mining that's created what some are calling an "opportunity gap" - there's not enough things like retail, or housing to meet the needs of the area.

Also, we'll prepare you to watch the planet Venus' rare transit across the sun on June 5.

More Information:

Elko County Economic Diversification Authority

Lander County Economic Development Authority

Free Venus Transit Watch Event:

When: Tuesday, June 5. Transit begins at 3:09 p.m. and lasts until sunset at 8:23 p.m.

Where: UNR's Redfield MacLean Observatory at UNR's Redfield Campus, located on the Mount Rose Highway at Wedge Parkway

Contact: Chase Hartzell chase.hartzell@gmail.com