Boys and Girls Clubs of Elko

Boys and Girls Clubs of Elko Director of Operations Steven Klekas highlighted summer activities to include “Country Under the Stars” coming to the Elko County Fairgrounds June 6th. The Boys and Girls Clubs is an after-school and summer camp program with a mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Tickets are available at or at the club at 782 Country Club Drive.

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Mayor Hosts Annual Fire Report

Elko City Mayor Reece Keener hosted Deputy Fire Chief Jack Snyder on, “Elko, Live” to present the 2018 Fire Department Year in Review. The fire department is making plans to build a second station to serve additional homes and businesses on the northside. Fire prevention efforts are paying off as well as the use of fire-resistant building materials and early alert systems to reduce the number of catastrophic fires. Rescuers are forming a peer support network with other professionals statewide to combat a deepening problem of PTSD, depression and addiction in the fire service and elsewhere. Deputy Fire Chief Jack Snyder presents the Fire Department 2018 Year in Review report to the Elko City Council during the March 12, 2019 meeting. (Photo Credit

Addict to Artist Elko

Teri Agenbroad and Donel Ward facilitate, “Addict to Artist,” weekly meetings at the Elko Art Gallery at 406 Railroad Street. Join the group Sundays at 4 PM to explore creativity and expression in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Ward is a therapeutic arts coach who talks about the benefits of art therapy to include boosting self-awareness, self-esteem and emotional resilience. Families and supporters are welcome to attend the free

County Commissioner Jon Karr

Elko County Commissioner Jon Karr discussed the agenda for the regular county meeting to include resolutions supporting President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall, to transfer ownership of South Canyon Road at Jarbidge to Elko County and to express dismay over proposed Nevada legislation (AB 186) that would support returning the United States to a National Popular Vote. The county also kicked off Elko County 150th festivities with the reading of a proclamation, a brief history presentation from local historian Jan Petersen, cake, and performances from the Elko High Choraliers of “Home Means Nevada” and “The Star Spangled

Elko Mayor Host City Police Chief

City Mayor Reece Keener hosts Elko City Police Chief Ben Reed for a recap of the most recent city council meeting and a preview of upcoming issues including an update on swimming pool building repairs, support for a National Guard Youth Challenge facility near Carlin, and a discussion on the impact of Elko County declaring “Second Amendment Sanctuary,” status. The police chief also summarized the 2018 Annual Police

Your Public Lands – BLM Travel Management

Elko District BLM Public Affairs Officer Greg Deimel gave an update on the Charleston Travel Management Area open house this month. The Charleston TMA is more than 157-thousand-acres in size with some 389 miles of identified roads. The public is encouraged to participate in planning. Contact Melanie Peterson at (775) 753-0200. Deimel also talked about proposed oil and gas leasing, wildfire prevention and seasonal hiring for firefighters, and events at the California Trail Interpretive Center. Contact Deimel at

Sheriff Narvaiza and Police Captain Trouten

Elko Police Captain Tyler Trouten and Elko County Sheriff Aitor Narvaiza gave an update on local law enforcement issues. The 2018 Elko Police Department Annual Report is out and shows severe crime is down from 2017. Sheriff Narvaiza talked about staffing issues and jail overcrowding, courthouse security and supporting the NDI Drug Task Force. Lamoille Summit access is also an issue for both city police and sheriff’s

Spring Creek Association Update – President Jessie Bahr

Spring Creek Association President and General Manager Jessie Bahr discussed a variety of issues unique to the property owners group including plans by Great Basin Water to update infrastructure, the future of natural gas service to the sprawling community (there are two proposals, including one from a co-op) and progress on improving internet service. Spring Creek residents are concerned about road conditions, animal control, roaming deer and emergency medical service. The SCA is also working with a small business group to expand retail and other services; and collaborating with officials on creating a secondary

Mayor Keener Hosts City Update

Elko City Mayor Reece Keener talked about the proposal for a Youth Challenge program for 16-18 dropout students to be hosted by the Nevada National Guard at the Nevada Readiness Center near Carlin. The 17-month program includes a residency and offers at-risk youth from across the state a chance to excel in a military and police academy environment while earning high school credits toward graduation. The mayor also spoke of threats to the local economy if a “hostile” stock takeover as proposed by Barrick North America of Newmont Gold holdings were successful. Keener favors competing companies to retain jobs and promote economic

NDOW Outdoor Update

Nevada Department of Wildlife Conservation Educator Joe Doucette talked about the upcoming Elko Sportsman’s Expo set for March 2-3 at the Elko Conference Center with free admission and dozens of vendors showcasing the latest in outdoor gear and services. There are also educational activities for families with children. Apply for big game tags beginning March 18, reseeding and conservation efforts are underway and register now for the “Sage Grouse Experience” hosted by the Northeastern Nevada Stewardship Group in