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THE CITY

§  Yerington used to be named Pizen Switch due to an establishment that used to sell liquor that tasted like poison
§  After Pizen Switch, Yerington was called Greenfield after our beautiful green valley
§  Our City was named Yerington after H. M. Yerington, a powerful railroad executive, in an attempt to flatter him enough to bring a rail line to our town
§  Yerington was incorporated in 1907 and is the County seat
§  Yerington sits at an elevation of 4,378 feet

 
CLIMATE

*  Average high temperature per Year is 68.7 F
*  Average low temperature per Year is 36.9 F
*  Average January temperature is 46.0 F
*  Average July temperature is 92.0 F
*  Record High temperature was in 2005 at 107.0F
*  Record Low temperature was in 1937 at -26.0 F
*  Average Annual Precipitation is 5.31”
*  Average Annual Snowfall is 10" or less
*  Average Annual Humidity is 20%
*  Average growing season is  135 days per Yr
*  Average anual days of sunshine 300 days 


UTILITIES

* Water                           
   City of Yerington

*  Mason Water             
   City of Yerington

* Sewer                           
   City of Yerington

* Gas                           
    Southwest Gas Corp

* Electricity
   Sierra Pacific Power

*  Telephone                    
    Verizon

*  Cable TV      
    Charter Communications

*  Irrigation 
    Walker River Irrigation District


SCHOOLS
  §  Pre School
  §  Yerington Primary
  §  Yerington Intermediate
  §  Yerington High School 
  §  Western Nevada Community College

RECREATION

§  3 City Parks
§  1 Regional Park
§  5 Ball fields
§  1 Soccer Field
§  2 Tennis Courts
§  18 Hole Golf Course
§  One mile of walkway winding through Parks
§  Nearby Rock Hounding
§  Ghost Town Exploration
§  2 hours to Ski Resorts
§  1 ½ hours to Lake Tahoe
§  30 minutes to Lahontan Reservoir
§  45 minutes to Walker Lake
§  45 minutes to Topaz Reservoir

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS/EVENTS

(In Alphabetical Order)

§  13 Churches 

§  2-Senior Assisted Living Facilities          
§  4-H Club
§  4th of July Celebration
§  AARP
§  Airport (5,800' Runway)
§  Annual Harvest Festival
§  Annual Spring Fling
§  Beta Sigma Phi
§  Bowling Alley
§  Boy and Girl Scouts
§ Boys and Girls Club
§  Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
§  Convention Center
§  Ducks Unlimited
§  Fairgrounds w/Rodeo Arena

q  Annual Fair and Rodeo
q  Demolition Derby
q  Truck and Tractor pulls
q  Onion Festival

§ Fish Derby      
§
Hospital Auxiliary
§  International Order of Odd Fellows
§  ISO 4 Rated Fire Department
§  Jeanne Dini Cultural Center
§  Lions Club International
§  Lyon County Museum
§  Mason Valley Trap Club
§  Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area
§  Masonic Lodge
§  Moose Lodge
§  Movie Theater
§  Optimists Group
§  Outdoor Swimming Pool
§  Police Department
§  Public Works Department
§  Rebeka Lodge
§  Rotary International
§  Search and Rescue
§  Seasonal Hunting and Fishing
§  Senior Center and Housing Area
§  Soroptimist International
§  South Lyon Medical Center
§  Sundae in the Park
§  Veterans of Foreign wars
§  Walker River Bowmen Club
§  Weed Heights Development

q       Community Center
q       Housing
q       Miniature Golf Course
q       Outdoor Swimming Pool  
q       Patio Eatery  
q       Tennis Court

§  Wovoka Powwow
§ Yerington Chamber of Commerce



City of Yerington • 102 S. Main St. Yerington, NV 89447 • 775-463-3511
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