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The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe's Reservation is located thirty five miles northeast of Reno, Nevada in a remote desert area located in the counties of Washoe, Lyon, and Storey. The area of the reservation contains 475,000 acres or 742.2 square miles. Out of this acreage approximately 112,000 acres cover the surface of a terminal desert lake, Pyramid Lake. Pyramid Lake is one of the most valuable assets of the Tribe and is entirely enclosed within the boundaries of the Reservation. Pyramid Lake is approximately 15 miles long and 11 miles wide. Pyramid Lake measures 350 feet at it's deepest point. Read More ...

Contacts:     (775) 574-1000
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Chairman Vinton Hawley
ext. 1122
PO Box 256 | 208 Capital Hill Vice-Chairman Alan Mandell
ext. 1101
Nixon, Nevada 89424-0256 Tribal Secretary Gina Wadsworth
ext. 1101
Phone: (775) 574-1000 Executive Officer Della John
Ext. 1125
Fax: (775) 574-1073 Tribal Staff Directory 2015


Important Notice about website
The website will be down for an extended period. Please use the link below for permit purchases. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Pyramid Lake Recreational Permits

Permit Vendors (Updated 11/04/2014)

Committee, Boards & Commissions Members: Listing    Meeting Calendar

Committe, Board & Commission Vacancies as of 04/17/2015
  Deadline   Deadline
No posting as of 04/17/2015      
Note: Meeting Dates & Times are subject to change

Current Job Listing - Human Resources

EVENTS - Updated 04/17/2015: Check the EVENTS tab for the latest in local events.

ARCHIVES (OLD NEWS): Click here for the old news.

Weather and wind patterns are not just local.

      The hazy sky we are experiencing is smoke from wildfires in Siberia. Yes, SIBERIA! Below is an interesting article on the Siberian wildfires and the trajectory of smoke.

      Today's Air Quality Index (AQI) is in the moderate range, meaning "air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution." Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.

Tanda Roberts, Air Quality Specialist Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe-Natural Resources Department P.O. Box 256| Nixon, NV 89424 775.574.0101 ext.18


Upcoming Public Meetings regarding TROA.
Contact the Pyramid Lake Water Resources, Donna Noel (775) 574-0101 ext 27 for any questions.
Meeting Schedule

GLS Suicide Prevention Program presents:

The Paiute Language Apps for the Tribe to enjoy, the link below they are for android devices for now which means any smart phone, Motorola, Kindle, Samsung devices. It's been a long process to get these apps up and going, but here they are and let your relatives know they are available. CLICK HERE for more information on how to load the app. Numu Yadooa - Android Apps on Google Play

Sumunumu Resource Center Open

The Pyramid Lake Tribal Health Clinic - Sumunumu Program's Resourse Center is now open.
The center is at 460 W. Main Street Ste. 101 (next to the bowling center). Phone: 980-6507.
Evaluation Procedure      Tutoring Schedule

Pyramid Lake Community Library

The Library is now open to the public and will be open on the following days:
Monday Tuesday/Wednesday Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 6:00 p
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Everyone is welcome, and we are located in the Pyramid Lake Modulars next to the Nixon Gym.
We have computers available and Wi-Fi connection. Phone: (775) 574-0301


Judicial forms are now available on line. Click Here for forms.

MEDICARE Enrollment - Continues:

New laws and changes. Contact the Pyramid Lake Tribal Health Clinic - Health Benefits Program.
    Medicare Open Enrollment Update

Flu Shots Available - PLTHC.

Walk-in for a nurse visit today between 8-11:30 am and 1-3:30 pm, call (775) 574-1018 for more information.

PL Veteran's Exhibit

The Museum & Cultural Center is creating a new permanent Pyramid Lake Veteran's exhibit "Tookwusadu Ki Soomoowapana" in the coming month and would like pictures of the Veterans of Pyramid Lake.

GLS Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Project: "Kwesto'ina Numu"

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PLPT Food Bank & Pantry

Monthly Distributions
Third Tuesday Nixon Gym 2:00 - 6:00 pm Food Bank
Fourth Tuesday Wadsworth CC 8:30 am and 9:15 am Fresh Fruit/Vegetables
  Nixon Gym 10:15 am and 11:00 am Fresh Fruit/Vegetables
If you have any medium or large boxes/bags, please bring with you.
VOLUNTEERS are always needed to help with distribution. It is important we have additional
HELP due to a large amount of frozen meat. Therefore, we need to process people in and out of the gym as quickly as possible. VOLUNTEERS assisting with home deliveries would be greatly appreciated, too, so we can get the frozen meat to the homes of elders and home-bound individuals as quickly as possible. For more information contact the PLPT Social Services (775) 574-1047.

Permits for Lake Recreation and Fishing

are now available through online purchase. The fee schedule, the current Regulations Pamphlet and online secure purchase of permits are available on the Ranger Website

PLPT Newspaper

is now being published online quarterly. Check out the latest issue Click Here
2014_3rd quarter deadline is Friday, September 19th 12:00 pm. - send to

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