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Excavation Completed for the Elko Nevada Temple

Black tarps encircle the sloped edges of the excavation area for the Elko Nevada Temple. Ground preparation activities have been underway for the past three months, which included mass excavation and bringing in a superior material. The temple site, located on Ruby Vista Drive, has a beautiful view of the Ruby Mountains—located about 20 miles from the city. They have been called the Swiss Alps of Nevada.

Excavation Still Underway for the Elko Nevada Temple

Mass excavation continues for the Elko Nevada Temple as new material is imported to create the proper soil conditions for construction. The on-site missionaries are thrilled to be involved with the project. In addition to providing a visitors' experience, the couple ministers to the construction workers. They get to know them and their families while providing love and encouragement in the work they do. A neighbor has set up a webcam to monitor the construction progress and to provide occasional photographs.

Excavation at the Elko Nevada Temple Site

In the two weeks since the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Elko Nevada Temple, significant excavation and grading activity has been carried out. A large circular area has been carved where the temple will stand, surrounded by circular hardscape. Plans call for a grounds building and an ancillary building that will likely house a distribution center, non-patron waiting area, and restrooms.

Groundbreaking Event Held for the Elko Nevada Temple

Elder Paul B. Pieper of the Quorum of the Seventy presided at the groundbreaking for the Elko Nevada Temple on Saturday, May 7, joined by his wife, Melissa, and other Church leaders and invited guests. "We are thankful for the blessing of a temple in Elko," said Elder Pieper in his site dedicatory prayer, "and for the many faithful souls, past and present, who for many years have traveled great distances to other temples." Construction will soon begin on the 10,000-square-foot temple on a 5.2-acre site on the Ruby View Golf Course. Elder Pieper said, "As we watch this temple rise in the coming months, may we each reach out to God with a greater desire to know Him and love Him, and to know and love our neighbors."

Clearing the Elko Nevada Temple Site

The groundbreaking event for the Elko Nevada Temple is less than three weeks away, and site preparation activity is well underway. The ground is being leveled and cleared of vegetation ahead of the ceremonial services scheduled for Saturday, May 7. The site is located on Ruby Vista Drive at the southeast corner of Ruby View Golf Course. In addition to the 10,000-square-foot temple, side-by-side supporting buildings will be constructed.

Groundbreaking Announced for the Elko Nevada Temple

Elder Paul B. Pieper of the Quorum of the Seventy will preside at the groundbreaking event for the Elko Nevada Temple on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The temple will be constructed on a 5.2-acre property located at the southeast corner of Ruby View Golf Course. The 10,000-square-foot building will be the third in Nevada, joining the Las Vegas Nevada Temple and the Reno Nevada Temple.

A Preview of the Elko Nevada Temple

On Friday, September 17, the official exterior rendering was posted for the Elko Nevada Temple—the state's third. It will rise on a 5.2-acre property at the southeast corner of Ruby View Golf Course on the north end of Elko. The single-level building will be approximately 10,000 square feet. No groundbreaking date has been scheduled yet.

Site Revealed for the Elko Nevada Temple

Nevada's third temple will be constructed on a 5.2-acre site near the southeast corner of Ruby View Golf Course at the north end of Elko. Plans for the Elko Nevada Temple call for a single-level, 10,000-square-foot building. The other temples in the state are the Las Vegas Nevada Temple and the Reno Nevada Temple. No exterior rendering has been released for the new temple, and no groundbreaking date has been scheduled.