The following is excerpted from the Church Newsroom. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the groundbreaking dates for the Elko Nevada Temple and the Grand Junction Colorado Temple, both announced by President Russell M. Nelson in April 2021.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Elko Nevada Temple will be held on Saturday, May 7. Elder Paul B. Pieper of the Quorum of the Seventy will preside at the event.

The Elko Nevada Temple will be built on a 5.2-acre site adjacent to the southeast corner of Ruby View Golf Course. Plans call for a single-story structure of about 10,000 square feet. This will be Nevada’s third temple, following the Las Vegas and Reno Temples. Nevada is home to approximately 185,000 Latter-day Saints and 350 congregations.

To read groundbreaking details for the Grand Junction, Colorado Temple, CLICK HERE.