Elko City Police Chief Ben Reed has announced his retirement after six years leading the local force. Reed is recommending Captain Tyler Trouten be named to replaced him beginning November. Mayor Reece Keener hosted Chief Reed to talk about law enforcement issues including the recent year end report that found an inordinate amount of sexual assault, domestic violence and other family crime throughout the city. The chief is hiring for a Domestic Violence System Coordinator.
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