Thursday, July 25, 2013


Butte County Chamber of Commerce
Draft Minutes: Subject to Revision
Wednesday, July 10, 2013-Mountain View RV Park CafĂ© 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Atomic Days: July 19-20, 2013

By Melinda Shodin
On July 17, 1955, Arco became the first city in the world to be lit by nuclear energy! Electricity was generated by the Boiling Water Reactor III (BORAX III) at the internationally renowned Department of Energy Idaho National Laboratory, and was switched on by local technicians.  On that historic day, this safely harnessed Atomic Energy brightly lit our little City of Arco for approximately 2 hours.
Arco’s Atomic Days: sponsored by the Butte County Chamber of Commerce is held annually on the 3rd weekend in July.  It is a community-wide Rodeo and Festival-like celebration to commemorate this exciting day in our community’s history.  Commonly both high school class and family reunions, like to take advantage of this special time to hold reunions.  There are a wide variety of things to do and we draw folks from across America to our hometown. Please feel free to stop in and enjoy our fun filled celebration, activities and revel in all of the history Arco has to offer!  Stay updated by “liking” our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/atomicdays.