Elko County School Superintendent Todd Pehrson described several events and activities related to back-to-school. The district has hired new teachers and administrators, the RISE program kicks of August 12-16, Fall Sports begin soon, Liberty Peak Elementary in Spring Creek will host an Open House on August 22, and school safety reminds a priority for the district with plans to hire additional School Resource Officers for on-campus.
Elko City Arts and Culture Advisory Board Chairman Catherine Wines and Creative Director Eric Brooks of ArtspotReno.org talked about the first-ever Elko Mural Expo coming to downtown Elko September 25-29th with a kickoff party at the Western Folklife Center. More than 30 artists will create some 55 murals throughout the community during the event. Wines explains the goal is to generate support for the arts and create a “place and experience,” for residents and visitors in the downtown area. The collaboration will include local artists, civic support and business sponsorship. Find more online at