Mason Valley, Nevada ~ The flooding that closed Miller Lane on May 22 will change how people get to and from the NITC Night in the Country Music Festival 2023 on July 20th through the 22nd.
The closure is still in effect for Miller and Aiazzi Lanes due to deterioration of road infrastructure. Since May 22nd, there has been a notable increase of traffic through the City of Yerington and a surprising decrease in the weekly-plus emergency call-outs to Yerington/ Mason Valley Fire Protection District volunteers for automobile rollovers at the corner of Miller and Aiazzi.
Nick Beaton, Director of Communications and Resource Development for Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley, provided Pizen Switch Times with the following ingress and egress information that Night in the Country organizers have been sharing:
NITC attendees will be routed through Highway 95A with the majority of people travelling on Goldfield Avenue through Yerington then over to Pete Hendricks Road.
NDOT Nevada Department of Transportation, NHP Nevada Highway Patrol Division, YPD Yerington Police Department, Lyon County Road Department, LCSO Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, etc. have collaborated on traffic plans with flaggers placed at all major intersections on the route for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday…the busiest times.
This traffic plan is very similar to one that was utilized several years ago when Miller was also closed due to flooding.
Another part of this year’s NITC plan is a scheduled early check-in opportunity so people will arrive over a 2 day period rather that the bulk of arrivals on a one day check-in.
2023 may be the final year that NITC is held at the Lyon County Fairgrounds because the NEW venue in Mason Valley is currently having major modifications done due to the sponsorship of Western Nevada Supply and the Reviglio Family who are local philanthropists. The 2024 location, 160 acres donated by Peri and Sons Farms, will be the permanent home of NITC. https://pizenswitchtimes.com/2023/06/28/western-nevada-supply-reviglio-family-continue-longtime-support-of-youth-with-record-gift/
In addition to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley, there are over 32 other non-profit organizations that benefit from the volunteers that largely operate NITC. Hundreds of volunteer hours add up to sustaining: Yerington High School Lions Pride Booster Club; Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue; Desert Pigs; Active Neighborhood; Class of 2024; Deeann Peeples Scholarship Memorial; Hawthorne Pop Warner; Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Story Counties; Hoops for Heroes; Jerry Ogolin Memorial Scholarship; Josh Farler Helping Hands Foundation; Lyon County Fair & Rodeo; Mason Valley Assembly; Mason Valley Gem & Mineral Club; MCMWTC Bridgeport; Operation Local Support; Pizen Switch Shrine Club; Reno Cigar Lions; Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals Network; The Professional Association; Through a Child’s Eyes; VFW Post 8084 Yerington, NV; Walker Basin Conservancy; Walker River Baseball; Walker River Girls Fast Pitch; Women’s Reno Rugby Team; YACC Yerington Area Cat Control; Yerington Animal Protection Society YAPS; Yerington Food Pantry; Yerington High School Volleyball; Yerington Pop Warner Football; Yerington Rotary Club; and more…
May 26, 2023 file photo from Miller Lane in Mason Valley NV by Yerington Public Works: