Elko Mayor Reece Keener recapped a special RDA meeting as well as providing an update in ongoing and upcoming city issues. The Elko City Council will be considering an increase in water fees during the September 10th session. The mayor also discussed a proposal by the Idaho Falls internet company, “Safelink,” to provide services to Elko and Spring Creek.
(August 7, 2020) – Elko BLM District Manager Gerald Dixon hosted local Fire Prevention specialist Clint Mothershed to talk about expanded fire restrictions on public lands statewide. More than 80-percent of wild land fires so far this year have been human-caused. Hunting season, camping, recreating and any number of public uses enhances the opportunity for an accidental fire start. BLM officials discussed fire prevention, fire resources and the importance of protecting and preserving public lands for multiple