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Several members of the Steptoe Valley Trap Skeet & Target Club participating in one of their recent target shoots

The Ely Times

Ely Mayor Melody VanCamp and City Attorney Chuck Odgers have an agenda item for this weeks meeting that is for ratification of the Mayor’s acceptance of Nevada Department of Wildlife Hunter Education grant in the amount of $372,393.  

The purpose of this grant is to improve the availability to hunter education and shooting sports in the area. 

This project will allow for courses to be taught in the winter and summer months while allowing improvements for safety, range improvement and special needs access for everyone to participate in shooting sports.

The sub-grantee, the Steptoe Valley Trap Skeet and Target Club, has agreed to a minimum match of $124,131.  

All labor and materials to construct two trap and skeet fields, drill and install a domestic water well, a septic tank and filtration system.  

The project will be completed by June 30.  

The Steptoe Valley Trap, Skeet & Target Club exists to educate community members about safe firearm handling, competitive shooting and conservation activities.  

The organization was established in 2016 with the intent to help implement programs, support competitors and host local competitions.  

In the past few years, they have expanded the site, modernized it, and increased their membership. 

Another agenda item is to hire a part-time clerical assistant for the City Attorney.  The position would be a 24 hour a week job.  

Approval to open for primary election voter registration until 5 p.m. versus 7 p.m. is another agenda item. This request falls within the guidelines of NRS 283C527.