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Volunteer host needed for the Rhyolite historic town site
by Tribune Staff
Apr 18, 2012 | 450 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

TONOPAH — The Bureau of Land Management is looking for volunteer hosts for the Rhyolite historic town site located just south of Beatty in Nye County. This popular historic site, near one of the gateways to Death Valley National Park, features remnants of a large mining town that flourished in the gold mining days of the early 1900s. The Tom Kelly Bottle House, Cook Bank Building ruins, the Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad Depot and several other partial buildings still remain.

Hosts are ambassadors for the town site, which is the second most visited recreation site in Nevada. Tasks include interacting with visitors, providing information about the history of the Bottle House and other safe places to explore, conducting occasional tours, maintaining the restroom and reporting any vandalism, accidents or natural hazards. The BLM will provide training, cost reimbursement at $25 a day, a sheltered RV spot with water, sewer and power hookup. Rhyolite is in a fairly rural location and cell phone access is limited. A hand held radio and a government vehicle will be provided. The position is available immediately and would last through Sept. 30, five to six days a week, five hours per day.

To volunteer, submit a resume with your skills, experience and abilities to: BLM, P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, NV 89049 or visit the office at 1553 S. Main St. in Tonopah.

For more information, contact Bruce Andersen, outdoor recreation planner, at 482-7844 or email

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